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* By TANEKA THOMPSON seminar last week that they have
Tribune Staff Reporter "a lid on crime" and that it was
tthompson@tribunemedia.net the fear of cnme that was --cre-
ating panic in the community
THREE separate shoot-ing A male Englerston resident.
incidents Saturday night sent one whose identity poice have with-
man to the morgue and two oth- held untilhe has been positively.
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Bahamas has recorded 71 mur- Assstant Sup alter eFans, the
ders. man was gunned dow n shortly
Ten homicides in a space of 20 before midnight Saturday out-
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great concern. In spite of these SEE page 12
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officers maintained at a crime
Pastor: body is that
of security officer
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Although police have not
yet released the identity, of the body found
on Friday off East Sunrise Highway, a well-
known Grand Bahama pastor has confirmed
that it is missing security officer Vincent Pedi-
can, who is a member of his church.
Rev Dr Emmett Weir, pastor of St Paul's
Methodist Church, was escorted by police
through a service road where the body was
found about 100 meters from the highway.
SEE page 13


The headline on
Saturday's front page
"SurvnIor of dnve-h\
shooting acingg mul-
tiple charges'" was
incorrect.
Samuel McKenzie.
who was killed in a
shooting incident last
Thursday, was lacing
charges.
But it has not been
confirmed whetherr
Keith Woodside, \\ho
survived the attack.
has an5 charges
pending.


High crime? Don't
blame me Pratt
* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
FORMER Minister of National Security Cynthia
Pratt rejects the .iL'e'l.,lii'n that she or the former
PLP government are ri i-spoiihle for the high inci-
dents of crime in the country.
"Wendal, when I left office May 2, 2007, I gave
everything I was able to give in order to improve and
enhance security in our country," said Mrs Pratt, while
defending her record, and discussing the urban renew-
al programme on the radio programme Jones and
Company on Love 97.
"I am not saying I'm satisfied with the results, but I


SEE page 13


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RBDF reportedly
hit by legal action
* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
A RETIRED Muslim Defence Force officer has
reportedly brought legal action against the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force claiming the organization
violated his constitutional rights, The Tribune has
learned.
The officer, who sources say retired from the
force earlier this year, lodged the complaint in June
with the Attorney General's office that his consti-
tutional rights were infringed upon after com-
manding officers would not allow him to opt out of
Christian prayer services due to conflict with his
SEE page 12


Police tried
to 'frustrate
former PLP
government'

* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
FORMER Minister of National
Security Cynthia Pratt accused
some police officers, and especial-
ly the Police Staff Association, of
doing all that they could to "frus-
trate" the work of the former PLP
government.
Mrs Prattmade this claim her
strongest public comment about
her experience in office to date -
while a guest on the radio show
Jones and Company on Love 97
yesterday.
"There are PLP police officers
and there are FNM police officers.
I can sit here and say to you, Wen-
dal, that during my five years,
there were police officers who did
their best to frustrate the plans of
SEE page 12

Serious crime
accused have
rights, says
Ferguson
* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
THE Constitutional rights of
citizens must be upheld when dis-
cussing the issue of bail being
granted to those accused of seri-
ous crimes, according to Acting
Commissioner of Police Reginald
Ferguson.
Mr Ferguson spoke to The Tri-
bune yesterday on the issue that
has received national prominence
since Minister of National Securi-
ty Tommy Tumquest revealed last
month that up to September some
114 people accused of murder had
been released on bail. Also
released on bail by the courts
were 39 persons accused of rape
and more than 189 accused of
armed robbery.
"If you charge a man and put
him before the court, and you can-
not get the thing to closure, the
people will be'entitled to get bail."
said Mr Ferguson. "Except if you
are a dictatorship you cannot step
in and say 'you can't have bail'."
Mr Ferguson acknowledged
"that we have people out there
who are on bail committing
crimes." However, he said that
this is done because the constitu-


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FREEPORT Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo
Laing criticised PLP MP Fred
Mitchell for the "misleading"
remarks he made on Grand
Bahama about the perfor-
mance of the FNM adminis-
tration during its six months
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my, really was shameful in my
view," said Mr Laing.
"When one takes into con-
sideration the poor perfor-
mance and the lackluster per-
formance as far as Grand
Bahama's economy was con-
cerned over a five year period,
it was hardly something that
Mr Mitchell should feel com-
fortable...to talk about what
we haven't done in six
months."
Mr Laing, MP for Marco
City, said that "no one in their
right mind would have expect-
ed the FNM to do in six
months what the PLP did not
take the opportunity in five
years to do."
Minister Laing said that the
PLP did nothing in its five
years in office for the Freeport
economy.
"We certainly know that in
the five-year period we should
be in office,we will not have
the kind of poor performances
in so far as the economic situ-
ation in Grand Bahama is con-
cerned."
Mr Laing also felt that Mr.
Mitchell's comments were
misleading in reference to the
decline in the country's eco-
nomic growth.
He said that Mr Mitchell's
assertion that growth in the
economy was reduced from
4.5 per cent to 3.1 per
cent, could not be substanti-
ated.
"There is nothing to support
the Bahamas economy ever
having grown by 4.5 percent in
2007. In fact, that was always a
number that was forecast by
them and that had to do with'a


* By LINDSAY THOMPSON
THE stage has been set for the
20th annual Junior Junkanoo
Parade with an entry drawing
ceremony that decides the order
in which schools come out on
Bay Street in competition for top
prizes on December 13.
A representative from each
of the 15 participating schools
was present to pick their num-
ber in raffle style, at the Esso
Service Station on Farrington
Road and Thompson Boulevard
on Friday, November 23. Esso
has been the major sponsor of
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number of things being in
place, including the perfor-
mance of the US economy,"
said Mr Laing.
"And so for them to suggest
this economy slowed down
from 4.5 to 3.1 per cent is
totally misleading and some-
thing that really begs the ques-
tion of whether this is just des-
peration or grasping for
straws."
While on Grand Bahama on
Tuesday, Mr Mitchell also
expressed concern about the
FNM's participation in the
Economic Partnership Agree-
ment with the European
Union, claiming that govern-
ment had missed a meeting at
the political and technical levy
el.
Mr Mitchell stressed that
the EPA is important to the


Bahamas economy as it allows
the Bahamas'duty free access
to European Inarkets.
However, Mr Laing said
that for Mr Mitchell to sug-
gest that the FNM is taking a
laid back approach to EPA is
"hypocritical."
"These negotiations were
being negotiated from 2002,
so for the full five years that
the former PLP administra-
tion was in office these agree-
ments were being negotiated.
And quite frankly, insufficient
work was done in that period
of time to ready us for a.sign-
ing that is the end of this
year."
He- pointed out that it was
only in the latter part of last
year that Mr Mitchell and
'lose started "scurrying
sound" trying to get some-
thing done.
"We have brought ourselves
into a place where we have
indicated to the European
Union that we are prepared
to sign a limited partnership
agreement a goods only
agreement, and we have done
what is required and contin-
ue to do what is required to be
able to sign by the deadline
to protect us and those com-
panies that stand to be affect-
ed those fisheries exporters
and Polymers.
"And I am satisfied that we
have certainly given the kind
of adequate attention, and
have been active in these
negotiations sufficiently to
advance us more so than what
was done in the five years that
Mr Mitchell and those had
responsibility for these
arrangements," MrLaing said.


Two schools from Grand Bahama

to take part for the first time


State Minister for Culture
Charles Maynard congratulated
Esso on its commitment of 20
years sponsoring the Junior
Junkanoo parade, said to be the
feeder system of the life of
Junkanoo in the country.
"Many corporate citizens
could follow by their example.
They have, for 20 years, helped
the Junior Parade in New Provi-
dence to grow into a national
programme and, as we look into
the future, we see much potential
and area for growth. All of this
comes because of their commit-
ment," Minister Maynard said.
Director of Culture Dr. Nico-
lette Bethel also congratulated
the corporate sponsor for its con-
tinued support.
Minister Maynard said organ-
isers expect a "trouble free
parade."
"We expect to have some
fierce competition," he added.
"This is almost like a champi-
onships of Junior Junkanoo
which is going to take place."


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Out of the 15 schools, two
from Grand Bahama are. partic-
ipating for the first time in this
year's parade.
The order for entry is as fol-
lows: In the pre-school division,
Aunt Jenny's. first; One-on-One,
second. Primary Schools Wal-
ter Parker from Grand Bahama,
first; Revere Academy, second;
Thelmd Gibson, third; St.
Thomas More. fourth; Reality
Educare, fifth: Woodcock Pri-
mary, sixth; and Albury Sayle,
seventh.
The only school.competing in
the junior division is A. F.
Adderley Junior High School.
The order of entry for Senior
High Schools is as follows: North
Andros, first; C. C Sweeting, sec-
ond; C. R Walker, third: Har-
bour Island All-Age School,
fourth; and Sir Jack Hayward
from Grand Bahama, fifth.
Participating but non-com-
peting schools are C.V Bethel
Senior High and S.C. McPher-
son Junior High Schools, which
will perform marching band-type
routines.
However this brings up the
question of number of schools
participating in the cultural
parade, particularly around the
end of a school term examina-
tions and the Christmas season.
The reality is that around the
time the junior parade is held
not too many schools are chal-
lenged to find dedicated persons
to assist students with the pro-
gramme.
"So, we try to keep it at a
manageable level. But the
national progrannue for Junior
Junkanoo has expanded. We are
going to have parades in a num-
ber of Family Islands such as
Andros, Eleuthera and Grand
Bahama, which is the biggest of
all." Minister Maynard said.
He said, however, that he is
satisfied with the. national par-
ticipation,.although there are not
many schools from New Provi-
dence.
What is being considered for
next year is separate parades for
the primary division and senior
division, which would bring in
more schools and find innova-
tive means of hawing personnel
in schools to assist with the pro-
gramme.
Esso Country Manager Keith
Glinton thanked the coordina-
tors for their efforts in staging
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
each year.
ticketss go on sale the first
week in December. The winning
schools receive a computer sys-
tem; second place, a keyboard,
and third place, a television and
DVD plhivr.


Draw for Junior Junkanoo


order of entry is made


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O In brief

Chavez says
he is putting
relations with
neighboring
Colombia 'in
the freezer"
* CARACAS, Venezuela
PRESIDENT Hugo
Chuvez said Sunday he is
putting relations with
Colombia "in the freezer"
after its president ended
the Venezuelan leader's
role mediating with leftist
rebels in the neighboring
country, according to
Associated Press.
Chavez said economic
relations will be hurt,
blaming actions by Colom-
bia's U.S.-allied President
Alvaro Uribe that he said
were "a spit in the face."
"I declare before the
world that I'm putting
relations with Colombia in
the freezer because I've
completely lost confidence
with everyone in the
Colombian government,"
Chavez said during a tele-
vised speech.
Addressing Cabinet min-
isters and military officials,
Chavez said: "Everyone
should be alert in relation
to Colombia economic
relations the businesses
Colombians have here and
the businesses we have
there. Commercial rela-
tions, all of that is going to
be harmed. It's lamenta-
ble."
Chavez was responding
to Uribe's decision to can-
cel his mediation with
Colombian rebels, prelimi-
nary talks aimed at a pris-
oner swap that would free
rebel-held hostages,
including three Americans.
Uribe's spokesman said
Chave- had defied the
Colombian president by
directly contacting his
army chief to discuss the
issue.
The Venezuelan leader
said a statement issued by
Ui.oe's government giving
its reasons for ending his
mediation was "filled with
lies."
"I really, truly believe
that the Colombian gov-
ernment doesn't want
peace," Chavez said.
Chavez said he was par-
ticularly irked that Uribe
had his officials issue
statements instead of con-
tacting the Venezuelan
leader directly.
"Why don't do you show
your face?" Chavez said.
"President Uribe is lying ...
in a shameless, horrible,
ugly way. I think Colombia
deserves another presi-
dent, it deserves a better
president."
Chavez in August joined
Colombian lawmakers in a
new push to free hostages
held by the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colom-
bia, better known as
FARC. Prisoners include
three U.S. military con-
tractors and Ingrid Betan-
couit, a French-Colombian
seized in 2002 while cam-
paigning for Colombia's
presidency.
The two South Ameri-
can countries are major
trading partners, and the
spat with Colombia comes
amid another dispute with
Spain that could affect
Spanish businesses with
major investments in
Venezuela. Chavez has
demanded Spanish King
Juan Carlos apologize for
telling him to shut up pub-
licly during a recent sum-
mit in Chile.
Chavez said the situation
with Colombia is similar.
"It's like the case of
Spain: Until the king of
Spain apologizes, I'm
freezing relations with
Spain," he said.
Chavez and Uribe are
polar opposites politically.
Since taking office in
2002, the conservative


Uribe has fought to crush
Colombia's peasant-based
rebel army with $4 billion
in U.S. military aid.
The socialist Chavez has
meanwhile railed against
U.S. involvement in the
region and called for
Uribe to negotiate peace
with Colombian guerrillas.


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PMH issues


'lockdown'


on


Saturday night


Shooting

victims

admitted

to hospital

SBy TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
FOR the second time in
three days officials at the
Princess Margaret Hospital
issued a "lockdown" to secure
its staff and patients after two
gunshot victims one shot in
the face were admitted on
Saturday evening.
According to nursing offi-
cer Ella Anderson, the lock-
down was issued at 5 pm Sat-
urday until 6 am Sunday after
the two seriously wounded
men were brought in after
what police speculated were
connected incidents in the Hay
Street area Saturday evening.
The victims, Omar Penn. 28.
and Vincent Moxev, 29, were
both wounded in separate
shooting incidents at approxi-
mately 6.30 pm in the area of
Woods Alley, off Hay Street.
The men were both rushed to
Princess Margaret Hospital in
private vehicles.
Due to the proximity of the


shootings and the close time-
line of the crimes, police sus-
pect a possible connection
between the events. Assistant
Supt Walter Evans said yes-
terday. According to reports
police officers were stationed
outside the entrances of Acci-
dent and Emergency armed
with machine guns during the
lockdown and entry and exit
into the facility was restrict-
ed. Although the lockdown
has been lifted. Nurse Ander-
son said that police officers
are continuing to assist the
hospital with additional secu-
rity.


On Thursday, Princess Mar-
garet Hospital officials first
called for a lockdown of the
facility after alleged hit man
Samuel McKenzie and anoth-
er man who were both stand-
ing on Wilson Street, off Hay
Street, were riddled with bul-
lets by a high caliber firearm
in broad daylight.
Both men were taken to the
hospital by private vehicles.
McKenzie was pronounced
dead after arriving in
the emergency room, however
doctors listed the condition
of the other victim as
serious.


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Bail: What are the rules?


NO SOONER had ZNS broadcast the "rap
sheet" Thursday evening of Samuel McKenzie.
35, who was pumped full of bullets gangland-
style earlier that day, than our phone started to
ring.
"Why would any court let someone with a
rap sheet like that as long as your arm and
with such serious charges out on bail?" the
first caller wanted to know. McKenzie's crim-
inal record goes back to 1986. He was facing
charges that included murder, attempted mur-
der, assault on a police officer, attempted
escape and damage to a holding cell at Central
Police Station. He had been granted bail more
than once. Described as "the terror of East
Street", he was due in court on the day he
was killed.
Sir Burton Hall answered the caller's ques-
tion in a speech last Monday to the Chamber
of Commerce's annual crime seminar. In short
what the Chief Justice said was that it was the
duty of a judge "to do justice according to the
law." And the law is that an accused person
must have his case heard within a "reason-
able time."
Obviously to hold an accused in custody for
years without a hearing, does not measure up
to the justice he is guaranteed under the con-
stitution regardless of the number or grav-
ity of his alleged offences.
For example, when persons, who were
thought tobe securely behind bars, were seen
walking around in the community, alarmed
Bahamians started to ask questions. Already
government had had to pay a six figure fine for
holding a Jamaican, who after serving his 14-
year jail term, was kept behind bars for an
additional 17 years. Obviously he had been
overlooked in the system. The courts were
not about to make that mistake again.
In answer to the community's questions it
was said that in future persons would not be
held on remand for more than five years with-
out a trial. After that if government had done
nothing to make it possible to speed up the
judicial process, such persons would be
released on bail pending trial. Of course, in the
days when we covered the courts, there was no
bail for anyone accused of murder. But then,
in those days, there was swift justice because
murders were rare, and accused persons went
quickly to trial and then, if guilty, to the gal-
lows.
We recently learned that persons accused of
murder were being released after only two
years in prison.
Sir Burton quite rightly says that a wrong-
ly accused person can himself become an
unwilling victim. Therefore, presuming his


innocence, he must be released, if he can't
have a jury trial. However, when a person
accused of a heinous crime comes before a
Supreme Court judge for bail, one would
expect that judge to seriously study the per-
son's criminal record and, based on that
record, hold him in jail as long as possible.
From his rap sheet, it should become obvious
that the accused is a danger to the communi-
ty. With an accused before him with a record
that flashes warning signals, and new charges
of violence to be heard, one would expect a
judge to put the security of the community
first in deciding bail.
It would appear that this is not happening.
The public is starting to ask more questions.
First. Bahamians were told that an accused
could be held for five years; then it was two
years, but now families see accused, who
should be in prison, walking around their neig-
bourhoods having been in custody less than
two years. Bahamians want to know why.
A Freeport mother called a talk show last
week to complain that three young men
accused of the murder of her only son were
-back in Freeport on bail they hadn't been in
prison a year. What concerned her was that
one of them was seen near her home. She
wanted to know why?
We also believe that The Tribune is owed
an explanation. A certain young man, accused
of the brutal murder of one of our staff, was
released on bail in October a bare 14
months after the incident of which he is
accused. What are the rules? Everytime we
look up from our computer the baselines have
shifted.
When a judge is allowed to exercise a dis-
cretion we would expect him not only to con-
sider the rights of the accused, but also the
rights and safety of the community.
As the Chief Justice says he has "no author-
ity to direct any judge or magistrate as to what
finding to make in a matter before him."
Such serious times now make it necessary
for the lawmakers to move in. If we are to
get consistency in granting or not granting
bail to persons who are an obvious danger to
the community, it is recommended that the
legislators consider narrowing the judicial dis-
cretion that a judge can exercise in the matter
of bail.
After all, National Security Minister Tom-
my Turnquest, in debating the amendment to
the Juries Bill in the House on October 17,
promised that nothing that his government
"will propose, or do, will release from cus-
tody violent and dangerous repeat offenders."
To be continued tomorrow.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.

WHILE track and field in the
country is, without argument,
the most prolific sport in the
country. Bahamas Loving Care
wishes to take this opportunity
to go on record to commend its
success and especially the
Bahamians, past and present,
who have worked tirelessly and
unselfishly to bring that about.
While, in principle, we have
no problem with the cross coun-
try programme held by the var-
ious schools and the Bahamas
Association of Amateur Ath-
letics, we could not help from
making a certain observation
that runs contrary to the objec-
tives therein, especially regard-
ing the very young runners at
the primary school level.
What Bahamas Loving Care
takes issue with is having these
young athletes competing with-


out running shoes bare feet.
The danger in these youngsters
running without running shoes
ought to be obvious. BLC has
witnessed many of these young
runners finishing the race with
bleeding cuts to their feet and
severe abrasions.
BLC is of the view that the
wearing of running shoes ought
to be a requirement to.partici-
pation. And, the BAAA ought
not sanction any such meets
without such a rule as a part of
the competing requirements.
BLC also takes this opportu-
nity to plead to our senior ath-
letes, especially those on the cir-
cuit, to donate running shoes to
those willing young athletes


Data on the


Foreign Reserves

EDITOR, The Tribune.
MANY times we hear comments on National TV and radio
where the speaker makes a strong opinion but is unable to back that
opinion or comment with statistics although the statistic are read-
ily available.
The Opposition has raised the question that there is seemingly a
considerable pressure on the Foreign Reserves in recent reporting
period the latest data is August and September. 2007 so I have
taken the trouble to collate the data and wish to open the eves of
seemingly many that the drop of $106.6 million in the reserves
between August-September, 2007 is'an extraordinary occurrence
and not as some opinion that this is the seasonal purchasing to meet
upcoming Christmas purchasing.


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007


August
$452.5m
534.1m
633.0m
694.4m
556.4m
577.9m


September
$405.2m
524.9m
614.7m
666.8m
547.7m
471.3m


Loss
$47.3m FNM
$ 9.2m PLP
$18.3m PLP
$27.6m PLP
$18.7m PLP
$106.6m FNM


The source of this date is The Central Bank of The Bahamas.
Editor this exposure of data showing that there is no such evi-
dence that there is an expected and usually expected outflow of For-
eign currency is self-evident by this data.
It is ironic that the data for 2002, at the end of the FNM second
consecutive term was the second highest, shown at $47.3m. and
again now in 2007 between August-September, 2007 we discover
that we have the highest outflow over the period 2002-2007 again
under an FNM government.

B FERGUSON
Nassau,
November 12, 2007.


events:



who are so eager to participate,
but cannot afford running
shoes.
Obviously, the purpose'
behind the cross country meets
is to encourage these young -
people at the earliest age possi-
ble. However, the hazards expe-
rienced could very well dissuade
them.
A future in athletics holds
many positive promises for the
young people in the country -
good health, positive activity,
tertiary education through..
scholarships and competing on
the professional circuit.
BLC offers this issue in the
spirit of goodwill and is not
meant to take anyone or sports
body to task. We believe that
the issue is one of oversight.

SAM WILLIAMS
Nassau,
November 13, 2007.











EDITOR, The Tribune.
I REFER to the article
headlined "Olympics Boycott
Call". appearing on page five
of vour November 7, 2007,
edition. It featured comments
attributed to Mr Peter T
Carey. manager of BAIC's
business services department.
The Bahamas Agricultural
and Industrial Corporation
(BAIC) disassociates itself '
from the views expressed in
the article. They do not reflect
in any way whatsoever the
views of BAIC.
On that matter. Mr Carey
had no authority to speak on
behalf of BAIC or to append
BAIC to any personal state-
ments he wanted to make.
Edison M Key MP
Executive Chairman
BAIC
(Editor's note: Mr Carey
has already made it clear in a %
disclaimer that his views on *
this matter were personal and *
had nothing to do with his
position at BAIC).


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* TAMPA, Fla.
FACED WITH a $2.5 billion
budget shortfall over the next two
ears. Florida leaders are consid-
ering selling 50-year leases on
some state toll roads and bridges in
exchange for large sums of cash
from private investors, according to
Associated Press.
In a preliminary study, the Flori-
da's Department of Transporta-
tion estimated a 50-year lease on
Tampa's Sunshine Skyway Bridge
could be worth $1.3 billion if
.investors were allowed to set tolls
at "market rates." The study used
the example of the SunPass toll,
which would double in the first,
fourth and 10th years of the deal,
climbing from 75 cents to $5 with-
in a decade on the Skyway.
Florida would follow the lead
of other places including Indiana,
Chicago and San Francisco, which
have made billions from similar
deals to sell road leases to private
entities. Florida's $8 billion-a-year
road construction budget faces
challenges such as declining gaso-
line tax revenue and higher mate-
rials costs.
"We won't do it unless it is good
for the state," Gov. Charlie Crist
has said. Opponents worry Florida
drivers could get a raw deal over
the long-term because private
investors would make big profits
from aggressive toll hikes. And
they fear privatization could hurt
thee poor.
"Take Alligator Alley. For
many people, that's the only way to
g6 from east to west Florida and
vice versa," said Sen. Mike Fasano,
a New Port Richey Republican
who is chairman of the Senate
Transportation Committee. "It
wbuld be controlled by a private
entity that could raise tolls ad nau-
seam. It could make it unafford-
able for people to travel."


securi


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT The death of a
school security officer has high-
lighted the need for additional
manpower among other things at
public schools here on the island,
according to the chief of school
security in the northern Bahamas.
Stephen Plakaris, deputy direc-
tor of security with the Ministry of
Education in Freeport, met on
Thursday afternoon with more
than 40 school security officers
employed at the government
schools on the island.
Expressing concern for his offi-
cers, Mr Plakaris said that he has
been requesting for some time
additional manpower as well as
perimeter fencing and video/cam-
era surveillance at public schools.
The body of security officer Vin-
cent Pedican, 64, who was sta-
tioned at the Eight Mile Rock
High School on the midnight to
8am shift Thursday, was discov-
ered on Friday. It was discovered
that he was missing around 6.50am
on Thursday when another officer
arrived to relieve him, but could
not locate him.
Mr Pedican's shoes and his
hand-held radio and blood were
found in the Administration Build-
ing, where an apparent break-in
had taken place.
Police also found the vehicle a
van license number 431 driven
by Mr Pedican abandoned in the
Hawksbill area on Thursday morn-
ing.
Mr Pedican was employed as a
security guard for 15 years in the
public school system, and was
scheduled for mandatory retire-
ment at age 65 in March 2008. The
former Customs officer was also
employed full time with Wide
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"The problem we
are facing is that
in all shifts we had
single officers and
that was a sensitive
issue as we did
not want to make
that information
public, but in these
circumstances we
have no choice but
to speak the truth."

Stephen Plakaris,
deputy director of security
with the Ministry of
Education in Freeport
Mr Plakaris said security officers
are devastated over the incident.
"They are taking this very rough.
"Mr Pedican was a very respon-
sible officer," he said.
According to official security
records, Mr Pedican had reported
for work at Eight Mile Rock High
around 11.53pm.
"Our records show that he
logged into the diary and also
checked in by radio communica-
tion," said Mr Plakaris.
He explained that all officers
on reporting to work are required
to check the campus to make sure
everything is in order and report
back with th supervisor. "He did
that but he had no other report on
record since that point," he said.
"When he did not make contact
every hour as he was required our
suspicions were aroused and we
tried contacting by radio, but got
no answer. We could not contact
him by telephone because there


was no phone service at the school
and we couldn't get through by
cellular phone," he said.
Mr Plakaris said adequate secu-
rity measures are desperately need-
ed to ensure the safety of security
officers and school property.
Due to manpower shortages, he
said only one officer is stationed at
the schools in the evenings so that
ever every eight hour shift can be
covered.
"The problem we are facing is
that in all shifts we had single offi-
cers and that was a sensitive issue
as we did not want to make that
information public, but in these
circumstances we have no choice
but to speak the truth," he said.
"We have been requesting all
along every year additional offi-
cers to have the appropriate two-
man officer on the shift at all times,
but we were unable due to bud-
getary purposes."
Mr Plakaris said the Eight Mile
Rock High school premises are
wide open to criminal elements.
"There is no fencing and that
again has added to the concern of
officers down there at nights.
School perimeter fencing has also
been a concern of ours, and we
have requested electronic surveil-
lance for quite some time, but
again we have not gotten them for
budgetary reasons," he said.
When asked if the time has
come for armed security officers,
Mr Plakaris, a senior police reserve
officer, said it would mean that a
whole new caliber of officers would
have to be employed and trained.
"Even with regular (police) offi-
cers it requires training and disci-
pline of character. And presently
we might not have persons with
the disposition and comfort level
necessary for anyone to put a
weapon in their hands. But that is
a stage and option that has to be
considered...but that has to be an
official decision made by the Min-
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authentic Bahamian trade show at Our Lucaya, Freeport


* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
Sdmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT More than
$150 million is spent to
import souvenir items for
tourists in the Bahamas,
BAIC Executive Chairman
Edison Key told handicraft
artisans on Grand Bahama
during the opening of the
eighth annual BAIC Trade
Show on Friday.
"I am convinced that
Bahamian souvenir creation
is a multi-million dollar
industry just waiting for us
to take advantage of it," said
Mr Key. "
"We can start by tapping
into the more than $150 mil-
lion, I am told, is used to
import souvenirs for our
tourists. There is no need to
import souvenirs for our
tourists."
A number of booths fea-
turing various Bahamian
made products from straw
handbags to jewellery, can-
dles, fragrant lotions and
oils, crochet items, and glass
figurines were displayed at
BAIC's 'Authentic City'
constructed at Retail Street
at Our Lucaya Resort near
Isle of Capri casino. The
trade show was held from
November 23 to 25.
Zhivargo Laing, Minister
of State for Finance, was
also present and gave a brief
address. He said there is a
huge potential for selling
locally produced goods in
the Bahamas.

Potential
"We have on an annual
basis almost five million
tourists to this country. Five
million tourists times $20 is
$100 million. But if we dis-
count that by 50 per cent
that is $50 million and that is
the actual potential" he said.
Mr Laing said that in
order for Bahamians to
realise this potential there
must be a combination of
three things: superior con-
tent, capital (available
through BAIC, Bahamas
Development Bank and
Government Guarantee
Loans), and proper distribu-
tion.
He said the Bahamian sou-
venir industry offers a mar-
velous opportunity for
Bahamians.
Mr Key encouraged
Bahamian artisans to make
quality their watchword, and
to enter boldly into the busi-
ness of souvenir production
by learning how to mass pro-
duce.
He said BAIC has been
mandated to create and
develop commerce and
industry within the
Bahamas, and to expand and
create opportunities for
Bahamians to participate in
the economic development
of the Bahamas.
Mr Key warned that the
Bahamas must not be too


dependent on the United
States or other countries as
catastrophes such as 911
impacted the Bahamas when
the US closed its borders
and the food channel was
abruptly cut off.
"We must prepare our-
selves BAIC is accelerat-
ing its efforts to inspire as
many Bahamians as possible
to become involved in busi-
ness, especially in food pro-
duction," he said.
He reported that an esti-
mated 80 cents of every dol-
lar earned in the country is
spent importing goods and
services, many of which can
be produced here in the
Bahamths.'-

Markets
"If a mere $200 million of
our annual import bill was
spent in support of our own
goods and services, we
would soon open up markets
in our Bahamas we proba-
bly never knew we had.
Mr Key said BAIC is will-
ing to make land available
for farming and light indus-
try. He noted that the cor-
poration recently inaugurat-
ed the Agricultural complex
in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera
for anyone wanting land to
go into business.
"We want to work with
Grand Bahamians in this
worthy cause. I firmly
believe that once taken on
seriously as a matter of
national priority, the
Bahamas can achieve self
sufficiency to a significant
degree," he said.
Mr Key also encouraged
straw markets, Nassau in
particular, craft centres,
hotels, guest houses and cul-
ture centres to take on more
Bahamian wares to help
Bahamian entrepreneurs.


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and firmer Caribbean diplomat)
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quite remarkable. They have


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formal trade embargo by suc-
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United States, the abandon
ment of Russia and niany
years ol economic deprivation.
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that their Caribbean neigh-
hours might consider ordinary,
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horse-and-cart for transporta-
tion.
But, while all this was going
on, the Cuban government
provided assistance to other
countries in Africa, in Latin


America and the Caribbean.
Cuba could hardly afford
it, yet the government's pro-
grammes of assistance contin-
ued.
Even when Cuba is hit by
savage hurricanes causing con-
siderable damage to its agri-
culture and infrastructure, it
continued to provide help to
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capital incomes than Cuba and
their standard of living is high-
er.
Little wonder that
Caribbean countries have
strongly upheld their support
for Cuba despite urgings from
US government officials to
criticise, if not abandon the
Cuban government, over its
internal human rights record.
The Cuban government's
strategy of medical diploma-
cy has worked; it has won
friends and supporters in the
smallest villages in nations in
Central America and the
Caribbean.
What Caribbean govern-
ments and people appreciate is
not just that Cuba has been a
consistent friend in time of
need, but Cuba has given assis-
tance at great sacrifice to itself.
It is the quality of the assis-
tance, and the knowledge that
it is given despite hardship
within Cuba, that has left a
lasting impression on
Caribbean people, and increas-
ingly now people in Central
America.
Recently, I saw two large
Central American aircraft
parked outside the terminal at
the Cheddie Jagan Interna-
tional Airport in Guyana.
Knowing that there were no
scheduled flights between
Central America and Guyana,
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ed by the Cuban e.oerninl't
to comet to (Guy ,Ila ', take.
over 150 people to Cuba for
eye operations
This is not unique to
Guyana. It has happened in
Belize, Jamaica, Antigua and
Barbuda, St Kitts-Nevis and
Grenada.
Cuba paid the entire cost
for transportation to and from
these Caribbean nations.
accommodation in Cuba and
the cost of the medical trea.L-
ment.
This programme called
"Operation Miracle" by the
Cubans was started in 2004
and its purpose is to save hun
dreds of thousands of rela-
tively poor people from blinld-
ness by undergoing surgery to
remove cataracts, transplant
corneas, and treat glaucoma.
Since the programme start-
ed over 750,000 people have
been treated, and while there
has not been success in every
case, hundreds of thousands
of people from Central Amer.-
ica and the Caribbean now see
where once their vision was
severely blurred or they have
been saved from a loss of eye-
sight in the future. In effect,
where once they faced the
threat of being permanently
handicapped, they can now
live productive lives.
And, the important thing
about the Cuban programme
of medical assistance is that it
is consistent.
Earlier this year, the US
administration sent a ship with
medical personnel and facili-
ties around the Caribbean to
treat people in need. While the
US effort was fully appreciat-
ed, it suffered from both the
perception that it was a knee-
jerk response to the success-
ful Cuban programme. and the
fact that it is not continuous.
Josefina Vidal, the director
of the North American divi-
sion of the Cuban' foreign min-
istry put it well in a recent vis-
it to Canada when she said,
"Cuba is respected for the aid
it provides to many countries
in Latin America and the
Caribbean. Cuba sends dele-
gations of doctors and teachers
throughout many of the poor-
est areas of the hemisphere. It
also provides scholarships to
other nations so students can
attend high-quality Cuban
medical and other pro-
grammes".
It is significant that while
hospitals in Canada and the
United States are populated
with doctors and nurses from
the Caribbean, the health ser-
vices of many Caribbean coun-
tries are being maintained by


C uban medical personnel
witliout whom their health ser
vices would e in dire condi-
tions.
This Cuban policy of send-


The Council on Hendi-
spheric Affairs also reports
that official data for export
earnings from medical prod-
ucts (medicines and equip-


The Cuban government's
strategy of medical diplomacy
has worked; it has won friends
and supporters in the smallest
villages in nations in Central
America and the Caribbean."


ing teams of medical personnel
abroad is not without delete-
rious effects within Cuba itscif,
There was a time Cuban
communities could enjoy
access to a dedicated doctor
who lived within their "block"
and had intimate knowledge
of their medical history. This is
beginning to change.
For, although Cuba contin-
ues to produce doctors and
specialist nurses, it was recent-
ly reported that "the corps of
doctors and nurses left in Cuba
are stretched thin and over-
worked, resulting in a decline
in the quality of care for
Cubans".
Understandably, this is
beginning to cause some
resentment within Cuba, and
the Cuban authorities will
have to fine tune the balance
between continuing to give
their own people the health
care to which they have
become accustomed, and the
assistance they provide over-
seas.
But, there are enormous
benefits to Cuba. The most
obvious one is support for the
Cuban government in interna-
tional organizations such as the
UN where apart from three
countries led by the US, the
trade embargo has been rou-
tinely and regularly con-
demned.
Cuba now sends medical
personnel, or provides med-
ical assistance, to more than
70 countries, and recent
reports put the number of
medical students in Cuba at
more than 10,000 from 27
countries, more than 90 per
cent of them were enrolled in
medicine.
In money terms, Cuba is
also doing well. The Econo-
mist Intelligence Unit esti-
mates that non-tourism ser-
vices exports in 2005 (mostly
medical services) was around
US$2.4 billion, putting it ahead
of gross tourism earnings of
U.S$2.3 billion in 2005


ment) were below US$100 mil
lion in 2004, but there are now
press reports citing a fgute of
US$300 million for such prod-
ucts. To this has to be added,
considerable income from
Venezuela under the scheme
to swap oil for medical ser
vices.
Cuba's medical diplomacy
has been a success both eco-
nomically and as a foreign pol-
icy tool. In the process, hulu
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store. It was reported that he
was inside his Coleman Lane
home, off East Street, when
someone "called out for him"
to come outside. The victim
went out to see who was calling
only to be caught in a rain of
bullets.
ASP Evans told The Tribune
that the man was fatally shot
in the chest, collapsed and died
at the scene. Police are continu-
ing investigations into this mur-
der.
The 71st homicide comes a
day after the discovery of the
body of school security officer
Vincent Pedican, 64, in Grand
Bahama. The body of the miss-
ing security guard was found in
the bushes off East Sunrise
Highway Friday night.
Last week the nation was
stunned over the high-profile
killings of prominent handbag
designer Harl Taylor, who was
found dead in his home on
November 18, and College of
the Bahamas Social Studies
Dean, Dr Thaddeus McDonald,
who was found beaten to death
in his home on November 16.
Police also recorded separate
shooting incidents, both occur-
ring around 6.30 pm Saturday
in the area of Woods Alley off
Hay Street. Two men were


71st murder
wounded by armed men.
Princess Margaret Hospital
issued another "lock-down" Sat-
urday night to secure the safety
of personnel and patients in the
health care facility from 5 pm
Saturday to 6 am Sunday after
the two victims arrived by pri-
vate vehicles with gunshots
wounds. Police speculated that
there was a possible connection
between these two non-fatal
shootings because of their close
proximity and time-frame.
ASP Evans said that 28-year-
old Omar Penn went to visit a
male friend in Woods Alley, off
Hay Street when he was
approached outside his truck by
an unidentified man who called
him by name. The assailant,
armed with a shot gun, shot
Penn in his face, then fled in a
Ford truck. ASP Evans said
Penn was rushed to hospital in a
private vehicle where he is cur-
rently listed in serious condition.
Shortly after Penn's shooting,
Vincent Moxey, 29, was walk-
ing through Woods Alley with a
woman when he was
approached by "two dark
males", dressed in dark cloth-
ing. On nearing the two men,
Moxey noticed that one of them
had a shot gun. As Moxey fled
on foot, he was shot in the right


side of his body, police reported.
He too was taken to Princess
Margaret Hospital by a private
vehicle where his condition is
also listed as serious. Shortly
after these two shootings, police
received inforiiiation of a Ford
truck that had been "set ablaze"
in Pinewood Gardens oft But-
tonwood Avenue.
The truck was found
"torched" in a yard in Pinewood
where its flames spread to a por-
tion of a nearby duplex. Police
believe the truck may have been
used as a getaway vehicle in the
shooting of Omar Penn. They
suspect the fire is a case of
arson.
-On Thursday another car was
sent on fire. Police believe it was
the vehicle used to gun down
Samuel McKenzie, 35, who was
to appear in court that day to
face various charges, including
murder and attempted mnuder.
After the shooting, in which
Keith Woodside was also shot
and is now in hospital, it was
reported that a Sportage SllV
was on fire on Malcolni Lane
off South Street, only a few
streets away from the murder
scene.
The vehicle was completely
destroyed by fire. It is believed
to be the same green Kia
Sportage SUV used in the
killing of McKenzie and serious
wounding of Woodside.


FROM page one

my government," she said.
"'here is no question about that."
Some of these officers, Mrs
Pratt said "wore their politics on
their sleeves."
When asked if these officers
specifically made her job as min-
ister of National Security diffi-
cult. Mrs Pratt said, "Yes, yes,
there is no question about it. Par-
ticularly the Police Staff Associa-
tion."
"Whatever I tried to do there
was always some criticism about
what I was doing," she said.
"Whether it was to benefit them,
or not."
As an example of these strug-
gles, the former deputy prime
minister referred to her experi-
ence in bringing a police bill to
parliament, which she said
attempted to provide better insur-
ance coverage for officers.
Emphasi/ing that the legislation
was around from the previous
FNMI government and much con-
sultation occurred, Mrs Pratt said
of the Staff Association:
"Much frustration was put in
place by the Police Staff Associa-
tion, making it seem as if though
I did not consult. And because of
that, the bill had to be put on the
shelf for a while so that more con-
sultation after years of consul-
tation was done."
She continued: "Because I
knew that they had met with the


Cynthia Pratt on police


then Opposition. So their job was
to just frustrate what we were try-
ing to do to make it look as
though it was not what the police
wanted."
After this additional consulta-
tion, Mrs Pratt explained, there
were only "one or two" things
the PSA was concerned about.
Mrs Pratt argued that it is her
position that "an association is
not a union."
"The prison staff association
acts like a union. The police staff
association acts like a union. An
association is supposed to work
along with their leadership who-
ever the commissioner, or the
superintendent of the prison," she
said.
Their role is "not to meet out-
side with any unions, or even
meet the press," continued Mrs
Pratt in reference to the behav-
iour of these groups.
The former minister argued
that some revisions to the guide-
lines for staff associations is nec-
essary, citing how the union dis-
obeyed the commissioner on the
issue of whether or not police offi-
cers could wear their red associa-
tion shirts to the polls during the
election.
"The police should remain neu-
tral, they shouldn't wear red nor
gold," said Mrs Pratt.
She continued: "An association
within the ranks of the police


force, I believe that it is some-
thing that will work against the
force, particularly the leadership."
Former Permanent Secretary
Mark Wilson spoke with the asso-
ciations, Mrs Pratt said, informing
them of the law and what they
could not do.
In addition, Mrs Pratt said her
government wanted to change the
act governing these groups, but
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RBDF

FROM page one

Muslim beliefs.
According to Defence Force
Chief Petty Officer Ralph McK-
inney, three times a week the
RBDF chaplain conducts a "brief
player" service. He stated that
up until about a year ago, offi-
cers with alternative religious
beliefs had the opportunity to
"fall out" of these prayer services.
However, with the appoint-
ment of Commodore Clifford
Scavella as new chief of the
RBDF a year ago, provisions
have since changed. All officers
- no matter their religious beliefs
- are required to attend these
services.
"With reference to prayer at
the defence force (base) on Mon-
day, Wednesday, and Friday
evenings and during our morn-
ing parades the chaplain, Prince
Bodie, conducts a brief prayer.
That is the only praying that we
do," Chief Petty Officer McKin-
ney said.
When contacted for comment,
Under Secretary in the Ministry
of National Security told The Tri-
bune yesterday that he was not
aware of the pending lawsuit. He
said the Ministry would investi-
gate the claims while maintain-
ing that in the past the force has
been tolerant of all religious
creeds as guaranteed by The
Bahamas' constitution.
"This is news to us that some-
body is suing the defence force
because their rights have (alleged-
ly) been infringed. We will inves-
tigate it right away.
"I know that there are Muslim
officers, (on the RBDF) but I did-
n't know that their discontent had
risen to the level that they were
suing, or planned on suing, the
defence force because their rights
were (allegedly) being violated."
He added that as far as he
knew, this was the first time in
Bahamian history that an officer
was suing the force for alleged
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OAL


FROM page one 'High crime e' : ta, ;,g dis;ciline, a.", also allte'dl-
'Hig c i e Iledl chu'chr lfor the time they were
:.l;tach tll o t hle entreee .
gave my best," declared Mrs Pratt. there is a crime "crisis". rltacincild s were scaling ack
Mrs Pratt reminded host Wen- One of tihe main etorll s In li sal oi elective this prograumek
dal Jones that when the PLP came PLP to reduce iuicidences of. crille S as, .oecaise the saw tme c ge
was, becanllleh they Sall'the change
to office, in 2002. the country had and violence Mrs Pratt said m: as illiullte of thesc y ounug people
just recently witnessed the highest the urban renewal pro iject: aind ihen they ret.mued to tlhe class-
number of murders in modern his- now in her constituencVy, l ,1,a" she said.
tory- 74 in 2000. scheme has been in;acti ( I'S The oern enlllllthas moved tlle
"Wendal, I didn't at that time months. workers from St ('ecilia, said Mrs
blame the present government, Mrs Pratt said that the sc..lo.l P'ra, sending some to liar.m Road
and today I still do not blame a suspension programme a pIus ol and others to Enlglerston.
government as such," she said. the St Cecilia Urban Rneurail There's nobody in St Cecilia
"Crime is all of our business even Centre was a specific example noN." she said, adding that the
though the former government of how urban renewal positively school suspension programme is
or the government of the day affected the lives of inner cilt defunct.
campaigned on the fact that I in youth. Children who were sis 'The former deputy prime min-
particular, not just the govern- pended from school in the corn- sister said slhe accepts the govern-
ment, but I was blamed personal- munity, she said, were sent to time t's exlti tht the build-
ly." Centre for this period, rather tham ing formerly housing the Centre
The former national security being left to roam the streets. is inadequate, but she argued that
minister acknowledges that the "We had as high as 60, 70 kids it has now been seven months, and
fear of crime is high in the country, at one time," she said, arguing that still no new location has been
but she will not go as far as to say at the Centre the children were found.


FROM page one

tion "demands that that man or
woman's rights be respected."
If it is determined that this
process is harming the communi-
ty, Mr Ferguson said that it is then
up to those that govern to look
for ways to remedy the situation.
"I believe that ways and means
are being looked at in trying to
remedy the situation," he said.
"We may not see it all together
yet, but it is being done. I know
that efforts are being made to
remedy the situation.'"
Mr Ferguson emphasized that
we must respect the constitution
when discussing this issue, as
absent of it, we have no rights.
Police have confirmed that
Samuel "Mooshae" Taylor, who
was gunned down on Hay Street
in a bold daylight shooting, was
on bail for murder at the time of
his death.
It was assumed that those
accused of murder were only
granted bail after being on
remand for two years. However,
The Tribune is aware of a case
last month in which a man was
granted bail for a slaying after
being on remand for just over a
year. While in Grand Bahama, a
family went public on ZNS TV
news several days ago, to protest
against bail being granted to sev-
eral young men accused of mur-
der, who in some instances, were
on remand for less than a year.
Police Director of Research
and Planning Chaswell Hanna
revealed in September at the
National Assembly on Crime that
nearly half of the individuals
police apprehended for the crime
of murder, were on bail at the
time of their arrest.
Former Minister of National


Serious crime accused
Security Cynthia Pratt also
weighed in on the issue of hail lot
those accused of violent crimes
yesterday while a guest otn tlih
radio Love 97 talk show.
Mrs Pratt said that she wanted
to amend the Bail Act in iodeir Io
"change some things" about lithe
number of people on bail. Ilo\\
ever, time ran ou(t on her tli tt
before she was able to make tIliese.
changes, she said.
Mrs Pratt explained lhat I 1twle'
her government cane to office,


there were people who were in
prison on remand for some time,
who were subsequently released
during the P1FP's term.
"Because' (heir case didn't
comeni to trial, suddenly they were
Iclesed under our watch, but
Ihe' were not imprisoned under
oui w\alch." she said.
"A\nd so if we \ant to look at it,
both gioverltlncimens are responsi-
le for the judicial v as well as
\\ hat is happening ioday, because
lhati is happening today
did not happen in the last five
veairs."


FROM page one

"I saw the bodvy a'nd ii is certain-
ly Mr Pedican ;and we feel lie did
not deserve what happened to him,"
ie told The Tribune on Sunday.
Vincent Pedican, a (i4-yvear-old
security officer stationed atl le Eight
Mile Rock I liigh Sclool, was discov-
ered missing around )6..i0am on
Thursday following an apparent
break-in at the school.
His shoes and hand-held radio
and blood were discovered in the
school's Administration Building.
The vehicle driven by Mr Pedi-
can was also discovered abandoned
in the Hawksbill area on Thursday
morning.
On Friday evening, a large crowd
gathered off East Sunrise Highway
near the Chesapeake subdivision
sometime around 8pm where a num-
ber of police vehicles were parked
along the highway. Dr Weir and sev-
eral church members were there.
Stephen Plakaris, deputy of school
security with the Ministry of Edu-
cation, and Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Kenneth Rus-
sell were also present.
Assistant Superintendent of
Police Loretta Mackey reported that
Lucaya Police received information
at about 6 pm and went to East Sun-
rise Highway through a service road
where they discovered the body of a
man lying on tlhe ground, just over
100 metres from the highway.
She said there were wounds to
the head, and the body was clad in
dark-coloured trousers and a white


Security officer
shirt.
"n the initial stage of our inves-
tigation it could not be determined
what caused the wounds. The actual
cause of death is not known and an
autopsy will be performed early next
week," she said.
"We know that Mr. Vincent Pedi-
can was reported missing but an offi-
cial identification must be made by a
next of kin to verify that the body is
unmistakably that of Mr. Pedican,"
she said.
EMS personnel were summoned
to scene around 8.30pm to officially
pronounce the body dead. A hearse
left with the body around 9.30pm
after detectives and scene of crime
officials completed their investiga-
tions. This discovery pushed the
murder count on Grand Bahama to
11, and the country's total to 70 for
the year.
Mr Pedican, a former senior Cus-
toms officer, was employed full time
with Wide World Forwarding Ltd.
He was also employed'for 15 years as
a security guard with the Ministry
of Education, and was scheduled for
mandatory retirement at age 65 in
March 2008.
Dr Weir said that Mr Pedican
was a very active church member
who sang in the church choir.
"This is a very difficult time for
members of the church. He was on
the choir and at special church events
he would always be there to sing.
He was indeed, a foundation mem-
ber of the church.


"We are very concerned at his
passing and the circumstances sur-,.
rounding it we feel he did not
deserve it," lie said.
Dr Weir thinks that the crime
rate in Grand Bahama is too high.
He also noted thalt court matters are
not dealt with in a timely nianncr
and that the judiciary needs to he
properly stalled wilh sufficient
judges.
"Too many people committing
murders are on bail. I believe they
should not get hail and should wait
(behind bars) for trial.
"From the judicial point of view,
we are anxious to see more justices
appointed in Grand Bahama.
"We don't want some judges com-
ing from Nassau and ihen leaving,'
we need justices that are residing in
the community because it is taking
too long to try matters," he said.
"We must get more justices and if
there are not enough Bahamians we
must to go outside of the Bahamas to
get them in," said Dr Weir.
Grand Bahama Police still have
no suspects in the three homicides
that have taken place within the past
several days here on the island. Busi-
nessman Gifford Martin Jr, 32, was
shot dead last Friday, and the body
of 45-year-old Kenneth Lightbourme
was discovered inthe Lucaya area
last Wednesday.
Police are appealing to members
of the public with any information
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AS CONSUMERS hold tight to
their wallets, online retailers will
work harder this year for their share
of the holiday gift list, according to
Associated Press.
With a holiday season that is
expected to he the weakest since
2'(102. and numbers of new online
customers leveling off, more Web
retailers have been pushing special
offers and promotions to draw con-
sumers.
As the online holiday shopping
season officially kicks off Monday,
a number of' retailers are hosting
one-day sales or special offers for
the occasion. The Monday after
Thanksgiving, tagged "Cyber Mon-
day" by the National Retail Fed-
eration, marks the first big online
shopping surge for many mer-
chants, as consumers go back to
their work computers.
Tovs "R" I Is Inc. will hold a one-
da; online sale and rival eTovs.com
will launch a two-dav sale. Wal-
Mart Stores Inc. will begin live days
of online-only sales.
Online jeweler Blue Nile Inc. will
give customers 20 percent off pur-
chases paid through PayPal, eBay
Inc.'s electronic payment division.
Target Corp., Circuit City Stores
Inc.. Scars I holdings Corp., Crate
& Barrel, the Discovery Store and
Overstock.com Inc. are among
dozens of retailers offering free
shipping that day.
"The online community is get-
ting more competitive as the
amount of new customers slows,"
according to Scott Silverman, exec-
utive director of Shop.org, an online
arml of the National Retail Federa-
tion. "Add to that the concerns
about the economy, and promo-
tions and sales provide a great way
to get people excited.".
Silverman said the number of
iltailess offering free shipping with
no conditions, such as a minimum
purchase. has jumped to 41.4 per-
cent from 36 percent last year.
Nearly one-third of retailers are
:ilso having special one-day sales
for Cyber Monday. Forty-two per-
cent plan some kind of promotion.
according to the NRF's annual sur-
\ ev.
In fact. the number of retailers
hosting online deals on the Monday
alter Thanksgiving has surged to
72 percent of those polled from 42
percent just two years ago.
As people trickle back to the
office after the holiday weekend.
another NRF survey polling shop-
peiCs online reports that moie than
half of adults plan to shop at work.
How much they will ultimately
spend is the real question.
A survey by Nielsen Online fore-
casts most respondents will spend
the same share of their gift budget
online as in 2006, which could be
bad news for e-tailers.
"The fact that consumers expect
to allocate the same share of what
may be a shrinking overall holiday
budget to the Web suggests that
online sales growth might not live
up to the 20 percent annual growth


"The online
community is
getting more
competitive as
the amount of
new customers
slows. Add to
that the
concerns about
the economy,
and promotions
and sales provide
a great way to get
people excited."

Scott Silverman,
executive director
of Shop.org,

rates we have seen in years past,"
Ken Cassar, vice president of indts-
try solutions for Nielsen Online,
said in a written statement.
Analysts at Forrester Reseaich
said American consumers are
expected to spend $33 billion online
this holiday season, up 21 percent
from a year ago. This is a slightly
slower growth rate than the 23 per-
cent seen last year.
Online sales got off to a good
start, according to one research
firm. ComScore Networks, which
tracks Internet spending, reported
Sunday that online sales, excluding
travel, auctions and corporate pur-
chases, rose 22 percent to $531 mil-
lion on the day after Thanksgiving
versus the same day a year ag6.
ComScore expected online sales
Monday to exceed $700 million.
Still, some consumers said they
expect to reduce their holiday
spending because of higher costs.
Karen Dolinsky, of Cobleskill,
N.Y., said gas prices will probably
lead her to spend less this year. But
regardless of how much she spends,
Dolinsky, 44, said she would be
doing the majority of her shopping
on the Web.
"I pick one day to go to the mall
and then the rest is done online,"
she said.
Sarah Caterina, 32, of Burling-
ton. Vt., said she took advantage
of online perks and completed all
her Christmas shopping on the
Internet.
"I did everything online. I had a
budget in my mind, free shipping
for everything," she said.
Caterina said online shopping
also makes her shop more sensi-
bly.
"I stuck with a budget. I wasn't in
the store. If I pick stuff up, I'm like,
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Deputy to Governor General hosts centenarian at Government House


100th




birthday




Maude!


"I would like to take note that
it seems you have a very
strong family and that is some-
thing we need to celebrate
more in today's Bahamas."

Sir Arthur Foulkes


HELPING HANDS: Sir Arthur escorts 100-year-old Maude Lillian
Duncombe and her granddaughter Sandra Duncombe-Nixon into
,the drawing room of Government House.


Maude Lillian Duncombe
is celebrating a big milestone
this year her 100th birthday.
The soft-spoken resident of
Long Bay Cays, Andros,
accompanied by family mem-
bers, was warmly welcomed
at Government House on
Thursday by Deputy to the
Governor-General Sir Arthur
Foulkes.
Mrs Duncombe, the mother
of 16 children, was ecstatic to
be at Government House for
the first time.
Sir Arthur congratulated
Mrs Duncombe on reaching
her 100th birthday.
"In real life time, having
lived that long, you would
have seen many changes in
the Bahamas. And it is my

Helicopters
save workers
from burning
oil platform
LONDON
Dozens of workers were air-
lifted to safety in high winds
after their North Sea oil plat-
form caught fire Sunday, offi-
cials said, according to the
Associated Press.
SThe blaze was extinguished
with no injuries and workers
were returning to the platform,
the government said.
Some 116 of the 159 people
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Mulford said the cause of
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r "Firefighters on the platform
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"There are no injuries, and
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The Thistle Alpha platform
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AB, which is listed on the
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The company issued no
immediate comment.


great pleasure to honour you
on this day," he said.
"I would like to take note
that it seems you have a very
strong family and that is
something we need to cele-
brate more in today's
Bahamas.
"I congratulate all of you
for the way you stand around
her. We need more of that in
the Bahamas because the
family is being threatened, as
you know.
"This is also an example of
family life and how important
it is for us to honour our
elders. That is a message we
have to give to the generation
following you, as well.
"I congratulate all of you,"
Sir Arthur said.


DEPUTY to the Governor-
General Sir Arthur Foulkes
(seated, right) hosted 100-
year-old Maude Lillian Dun-
combe (seated, left) along
with some of her family
members on Thursday at
Government House.




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after being pepper sprayed, Tasered

and beaten with police batons


* VANCOUVER
A CANADIAN man died Saturday, four days
after police used a Taser stun-gun on him
because he reportedly was acting erratically in a
store, police said. He was the third personto die
in recent weeks in Canada after being shocked.
by the hand-held weapon, according to Associ-
ated Press.
Robert Knipstrom, 36, died in a hospital after
two officers used pepper spray, a Taser and
their batons to subdue the British Columbia
resident. Police earlier said Knipstrom was
extremely agitated, aggressive and combative
with the two officers who responded. He was
conscious and speaking when he was taken to
the hospital.
The cause of death has yet to be determined.


Although a Taser was used against Knipstrom,
it was not immediately clear what role, if any, it
played in his death, said Inspector Brendan Fitz-
patrick.
Investigations into Knipstrom's death have
been launched separately by the British Colum-
bia Coroner's Office and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, police said at a news conference
Saturday.
The case comes as Canadian police face
intense criticism over the death of Robert
Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant who died at
Vancouver airport last month after officers used
a Taser and manhandled him.
A Nova Scotian man also died earlier this
week, 30 hours after being shocked with the
Taser at a jail where he was being held on assault
charges.


AN ISRAELI soldier sits atop an armored vehicle at a training area near the town of Kazrin, in the Israeli con-
trolled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007. Syria will'send its deputy foreign
minister to the U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference this week, a government official said Sunday. The
official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to give official statements, said
Syria will be represented at the conference by Deputy Foreign Minister FaysalMekdad.





Syria says it will send




its deputy foreign



minister to Mideast





peace conference


-- DAMASCUS, Syria
SYRIA announced Sunday
that it will attend the Annapolis
summit on Mideast peace, say-
ing it would send its deputy for-
eign minister because the future
of the Israeli-occupied Golan
S Heights had been put on the
agenda, according to Associated
Press.
- . The official news agency,
SANA, said Deputy Foreign
S- Minister Faysal Mekdad would
travel to the U.S.-backed con-
S ference, a decision made "after
the Syria track was added to the
conference agenda," the agency
said. Syria had said it will attend
only if the conference discusses
the Golan Heights, the strategic
plateau captured by Israel in
the 1967 Mideast war and later
annexed.
Syria did not explain why it
will not be sending its foreign
minister, like other Arab par-
ticipants, but the decision
appears to indicate that it is not
entirely confident the confer-
ence will address its concerns
over the Golan Heights.
White House press secretary
Dana Perino said that the
Golan Heights were "not specif-
S ically on the agenda" but atten-
-'. dees would be able to freely
'raise issues.
A spokeswoman for Israeli
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
S said Israel nonetheless saw the
announcement as a positive
development.
"The meetings are clearly
about the Israeli-Palestinian
process, but could be the begin-
ning of new avenues to peace
in the Middle East," spokes-
woman Miri Eisin said.
Broad Arab attendance at the
Maryland summit was a key
goal for the U.S., which is hop-
ing that could help bring about
an Israeli-Palestinian peace
deal.
"This large number signals
broad support for Israeli-Pales-
tinian peace efforts," said Gor-
don Johndroe, President Bush's
National Security Council
S spokesman.
En route to Washington,
Olmert said before Syria's
announcement that Israel would
"favorably" consider negotia-
tions with Syria if conditions


ripen. Israel wants Syria to
Break out of Iran's orbit and
stop harboring Palestinian and
Lebanese militants opposed to
the Jewish state's existence.
Nearly 50 nations and orga-
nizations are set to attend the
summit. Iran has not been invit-
ed.
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad said before the
Syrian announcement that the
peace conference wbuld only
serve the interests of Israel, the
official Islamic Republic News
Agency reported.
"The peace conference has
no benefit for the oppressed
Palestinian nation.
"It is only for supporting the
Zionists occupiers," Ahmadine-
jad said.
"Participation in this summit
is an indication of the lack of
intelligence of some so-called
politicians," he said, accusing
the participants of giving con-
cessions to the "Zionists."
Iran is a primary backer of
Hamas, the militant group that
seized the Gaza Strip from
moderate Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah move-
ment in June. Tehran says its
support to Palestinians groups is
limited to humanitarian aide.
Ahmadinejad is famous for
his anti-Israel rhetoric. Since
2005, his calls for the disap-
pearance of the Jewish state
have prompted international
criticism.
Fear over Shiite Iran's grow-
ing influence and regional ambi-
tions may have helped push
largely Sunni Arab states and
the Israelis toward stronger
peace efforts.
In Gaza, Hamas spokesman
Sami Abu Zuhri declined to
criticize the Syrian decision, say-
ing his group would have pre-
ferred if the Arabs collectively
didn't go to the conference.
"The Syrian leadership is the,
one to evaluate its own inter-
ests, the way it sees fit," he said.
"Hamas generally rejects the
collective participation of the
Arab official regimes.'
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi
Livni said that Arab partici-
pants in the conference, which
begins Monday night in Wash-
ington, then moves to Annapo-
lis, should not expect to dictate


the contours of Israeli-Palestin-
ian negotiations.
On the plane carrying Livni
and Olniert to the U.S., Livni
suggested that a lack of Arab
backing contributed to the fail-
ure of the last round of Israeli-
Palestinian peace talks, which
broke down in bloodshed in
early 2001. The Arab World, she
said, "should stop sitting on the
fence."
"There isn't a single Palestin-
ian who can reach an agreement
without Arab support," she
said. "That's one of the lessons
we learned seven years ago."
But she also said that "it is
not the role of the Arab world
to define the terms of the
negotiations or take part in
them."


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S CONSERVATIVE Prime
Minister John Howard, one of
the Bush administration's
staunchest allies, suffered a
humiliating election defeat Sat-
urday at the hands of an oppo-
sition leader who has vowed to
pull troops out of Iraq, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Sr r Labor leader Kevin Rudd, a
Chinese-speaking former diplo-
mat, has also promised to sign
the Kyoto Protocol on capping
greenhouse gas emissions, leav-
ing the U.S. as the only indus-
Strialized country not to have.
joined it.
SRudd, speaking Sunday in
the northeastern city of Bris-
bane at his first news confer-
ence as incoming prime minis-
ter, promised "action, and
action now" on climate change.
Rudd said Labor lawmakers
were due to meet on Thursday,
and he hoped that he and his
ministers would be sworn in
soon after that.

Iraq
Howard, who reshaped his
country's image abroad with
unwavering support for the war
in Iraq, dominated Australian
''; politics for more than a decade
but failed to read the signs that
voters had grown tired of his
rule.
Adding to the sting of his
party's decisive defeat, official
results showed Howard was
O D likely to lose his parliamentary
D seat altogether. Only one other
sitting prime minister has lost
( his district in the 106-year his-
tory of Australia's federal gov-
S. ernment.
The six-week campaign was
fought largely over domestic
issues such as economic man-
agement, and Howard's unpop-
ular labor law reforms that crit-
ics say strip workers of their
rights.
SBut a strong underlying fac-
'' tor was the prospect of a gen-
erational change.
Rudd, who was expected to
be sworn in as prime minister in
the coming week, had accused
Howard of being out of touch
with modern Australia and ill-
prepared to deal with issues
such as climate change and


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high-speed Internet.
Howard campaigned on his
economic management, argu-
ing that his government was
mostly responsible for 17 years
of unbroken economic growth,
fueled by Chinese and Indian
demand for Australian coal and
other minerals.
He contended that Rudd
could not be trusted to main-
tain prosperous times.
Rudd said he planned to vis-
it Washington next year, and
that atop the agenda would be
his plan to pull Australia's 550
combat troops out of Iraq.
Howard had rejected with-
drawal plans for Australia's
troops in Iraq, and refused to
ratify the pact on
reducing greenhouse gas emis-
sions.
"Today the Australian peo-
ple have decided that we as a
nation will move forward,"
Rudd said Saturday in a victory
speech before hundreds of
cheering supporters in his home
state of Queensland. "To plan
for the future, to prepare for
the future, to embrace the
future and together as Aus-
tralians to unite and write a
new page in our nation's histo-
ry."
The White House President
Bush called Howard and Rudd
Saturday evening.
"The president and Prime
Minister-elect Rudd both said
they look forward to working
together to strengthen even fur-
ther the U.S.-Australia rela-
tionship," White House Nation-
al Security Council spokesman
Gordon Johndroe said.
"The President told Prime
Minister Howard he appreci-
ates his friendship and his
strong leadership over the past
seven years they have worked'
together, which has resulted in
a stronger U.S.-Australia
alliance."
Australia is the latest country
to see elections throw out gov-
ernments that contributed to
the U.S. war in Iraq.
Poland's new prime minister,
Donald Tusk, has vowed to
take a firmer stand in relations
with the United States. He said
in his inaugural address Friday
that by the end of next year
Poland would withdraw its 900
troops from Iraq, where it leads
an international contingent of


about 2,000 soldiers from 10
nations in the south-central part
of the country.
Howard had stayed on to
fight for a fifth term in office
despite months of negative
opinion poll numbers and
appeals from some colleagues
to quit. He took the blame for
his government's defeat.
"I accept full responsibility
for the Liberal Party campaign,
and I therefore accept full
responsibility for the coalition's
defeat in this election cam-
paign," Howard said in his con-
cession speech in Sydney.
He said it appeared "very
likely" he would lose his seat
in parliament to former televi-
sion journalist Maxine McKew.

Successor
The outgoing government
fell into turmoil almost imme-
diately, with Howard's nomi-
nated successor, outgoing Trea-
surer Peter Costello, announc-
ing Sunday he would not accept
the post of opposition leader.
The surprise announcement
opens the possibility of a bruis-
ing fight for the leadership, with
outgoing Foreign Minister
Alexander Downer and former
Environment Minister Malcolm
Turnbull likely candidates.
Rudd's Labor Party had
more than 53 percent of the
vote with over 75 percent of
ballots counted, compared to
46.8 percent for Howard's coali-
tion, according to the Aus-
tralian Electoral Commission.
An Australian Broadcasting
Corp. analysis showed that
Labor would get at least 81
places in the 150-seat lower
house of Parliament a clear
majority.
Few in Rudd's team have any
federal government experience.
They include a former rock star
one-time Midnight Oil
singer Peter Garrett and a
number of former union offi-
cials.
Rudd has more experience
in foreign policy than any other
area of government, and was
expected to adopt a nuanced,
non-confrontational approach
to diplomacy. He sent "greet-
ings ... to our great friend and
ally the United States" in his
victory speech.


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KNUT, THE polar bear cub, sticks out his tongue during his second appearance in the Berlin Zoo on Satur-
day, March 24, 2007. Knut, the Berlin Zoo's famous polar bear, may soon have as many as three little sib-
lings to play with, the zoo's veterinarian said last week. Knut's mother Tosca and the zoo's two other female
polar bears, Katjuscha and 'Nancy, may all be pregnant and could give birth before Christmas, Andre
Schuele said.


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SUPREME

COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00596

Whereas LOLITA MAE JOHNSON of
Wentworth Street in the Island of.New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of WHITNEY
JOHNSON late of Wentworth Street in the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00597

WWhereas CAROL -NE IANIE
THOMPSON (nee) POITIER of 1985
Thatch Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in
the Southern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the:
Real and Personal Estate of RONNIE
OSCAR THOMPSON late of 1985 Thatch
Palm Avenue, Pinewood Gardens in the
Southern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00598

Whereas ADA VIRGINIA MILLER of
Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate
of ST. CLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.
ST. CLARE ALPHONSO MILLER a.k.a.
SINCLAIR ALPHONSO MILLER late of
Hillside Park off Bernard Road in the Eastern
District of the Island of New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00599

Whereas LEANNA ROLLE-BROWN of
412 Australia Avenue, Elizabeth Estates in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of WILLIAM
BROWN late of 412 Australia Avenue,
Elizabeth Estates in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence, one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that such applications
will be heard by the said Court at the expiration
of 14 days from the date hereof.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00600

IN THE ESTATE OF PHILIP L. QUINN,
late of 1645 West Turtle Creek South Bend
in the State of Indiana, one of the States of
the United States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
of the Island of New Proyidence, one of tbwe
Islands of the Commilwealth;: tihe'
Bahamas, Attorney-At- Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration or
Testamentary in the above estate granted to
PAUL JUDE WEITHMAN and MARY
LOUISE SOLOMON, the Personal
Representatives of the Estate, by the State of
Indiana, St Joseph County in the St. Joseph
Probate Court, on the 18th day of November
2004.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00601

IN THE ESTATE OF EUGENE J. WEISS,
late of 11111 Biscayne Boulevard, Apartment
No. 301 in Dade County in the State of Florida,
one of the States of the United States of
America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
E. TERRY NORTH of the Eastern District
of the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in the above estate
granted to ROBERTA L. WEISS, the
Personal Representative of the Estate, by,the
Circuit Court for Dade County, Florida, on
the 3d day of August 1993.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00602

IN THE ESTATE OF MAGDALENE
SNYDER O'CONNOR, late of 100 John
Knox Road, Tallahassee in the State of Florida,
one of the States of the United States of
America, deceased.

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Letters of Administration (single
personal representative) in-the above estate
granted to VICTORIA E. HEULER, the
Personal Representative of the Estate, by the
Circuit Court for Leon County, Florida, Probate
Division, on the 6th day of June 2003.

Nlcoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00603

IN THE ESTATE OF BILLIE SCHOLZ
KIRTLEY, late of 2023 dahlia Avenue,
Jefferson County, Louisville in the State of
Kentucky, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased.

tic iseby'giVethmaftaf the e lfAdon
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Certificate of Qualification in the.
L above estate granted to ELIZABETH
MUELLER, the Executrix of the Estate, by
the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Court of
Justice, on the 20th day of March, 2000.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007

No. 2007/PRO/npr/00604

IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES E.
MURPHY JR., late of Carmel in the State of
California, one of the States of the United
States of America, deceased

Notice is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof,
application will be made to the Supreme Court
of The Bahamas in the Probate Division by
JAMES LENNOX MOXEY of Shirley Street
in the Island of New Providence, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the
Resealed Order for Probate in the above estate
granted to CHARLES E. MURPHY III, the
Executor of the Estate, by the Superior Court
of California, County of Monterey, on the 13th
day of July 2007.

Nicoya Neilly
(for) Registrar


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SUPREME

COURT


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00608
IN THE ESTATE OF THOMAS ROY HOLBIRD, SR., late of
Cherokee County in the State of Georgia, one of the States of the
United States of America, deceased
Notice is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from
the date hereof, application will be made to the Supreme Court of
The Bahamas in the Probate Division by KHALILA W. DORSETT
of the Eastern District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Attorney-At-Law, the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas for obtaining the Resealed Grant of Letters
Testamentary in the above estate granted to THOMAS ROY
HOLBIRD, JR., the Executor of the Estate, by the Probate Court
of Cherokee County in the State of Georgia one of the States of the
United States of America on the 12th day of June 2007.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00611
Whereas GEORGE ANDRE WHITE of East Bay, Eastern District,
New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas,
for letters of administration of the Real and Person Estate of GEORGE
ADDINGTON WHITE a.k.a. GEORGE A WHITE a.k.a.
GEORGE WHITE, late of the Eastern District, New Providence.
S-, ,qf the Islands pf the, eavtf.The eceae
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00612
Whereas DANIEL JOHNSON of White's Subdivision, Eastern
District, New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas of The Bahamas, has made application to the
Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration of the
Real and Personal Estate of FLORA JOHNSON, late of the Eastern
District, New Providence, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, deceased
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
29TH NOVEMBER, 2007
No. 2007/PRO/npr/00613


Whereas JOYANN MICHELLE GRIFFIN of No.16 East Coral
Estates Subdivision in the City of Freeport, Grand Bahama one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, has made
application to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters of
administration of the Real and Personal Estate of CASTROMER
LASHLERUE GRIFFIN a.k.a. CASTROMER L. GRIFFIN, late
of No. 16 East Coral Estate Subdivision in the City of Freeport,
Grand Bahama, one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, deceased
Notice is hereby given that such applications will be heard by the
said Court at the expiration of 14 days from the date hereof.
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar


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"I think the constitution of Pakistan should be restored, and there should be rule of law."

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tiated his return with M
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1999 coup.
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when he first tried corn
to Pakistan this year.
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of any deal," Shari
reporters. "My life and
are for Pakistan."
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porters pushed past I
barricades into the airt
this eastern city, car
Sharif and his brother o
shoulders and cheering
as Sharif stood among
on a raised platform.
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condi- increasingly unpopular since
to free he declared a state of emer-
rif told gency on November 3, locking
t after up thousands of opponents,
*abia. purging the Supreme Court
tion of and muzzling the media.
;tored, If Sharif and other opposi-
rule of tion parties refuse to take part
in parliamentary elections
one of slated for January, it would
position undermine Musharraf's claim
nego- to be taking the country back
ushar- toward democracy.
Im in a Equally tricky for Mushar-
raf would be an alliance
Sharif between Sharif and another
e back recently returned prime min-
ister, Benazir Bhutto.
result "If they come to us with a
f told proposal of any electoral
death alliance, we will consider this
positively," Bhutto said
d sup- aboard a flight from Karachi
police to her hometown of Larkana,
port in in southern Pakistan. "I wel-
rrying come him home."
n their A spokesman for Sharif's
wildly part said he, his brother and
them his wife will all file papers
today that would allow them
trying to run if they choose to do so.
t on a The presidential spokesman
rine in was not available on Sunday
for comment on Sharif's
g sup- return.
" sp- However, the pro-Mushar-
raf ruling party, which broke
away from Sharif's group
after the coup, is already woo-
ing him as a potential ally.
Ruling party spokesman
Tariq Azim urged the Sharif
camp to "forget the old egos
and strt,'with a clean slate."
The scene at-Lahore airport
was eerily reminiscent of the
early jubilation that greeted
Bhutto when she came back
to her home city of Karachi
in October, but the number
of supporters was far lower.
Bhutto's return was greeted
by a massive suicide bomb
which killed about 150 peo-
ple in a procession through
S the streets.
In a reminder that Pakistan
S remains under emergency
rule, security forces had
rounded up some Sharif
activists and attempted to seal
off the airport.
But the supporters who
found their way through tight
security swarmed into the ter-
minal building waving the
green flag of his party and
shouting slogans including
"Prime Minister Nawaz
Sharif!" and "Go, Musharraf,
go!"
Police lifted batons to drive
them back from the arrival
area, but had no space to
swing them amid the dancing,
jubilant crowds.
Television footage showed
Sharif, dressed in his trade-
mark white shirt and a dark
waistcoat, on an airport stair-
well next to his brother, also a
politician, and surrounded by
security officials, waving to
the cameras.
Tight security that had sur-
rounded Sharif after his plane
touched down appeared to
melt away amid the chaos.
Both Bhutto and Sharif
have been seeking to return to
power after the parliamentary
elections.
But the ballot, which the
West hopes will produce a
moderate government able to
stand up to Islamic extrem-
ism, has been thrown into
confusion by Musharraf's
seizure of emergency powers.
Major opposition parties -
including Bhutto's Pakistan
People's Party have been
lining up to take part in the
elections with preliminary
steps such as filing nomina-
tion papers.'
Bhuuto, a more liberal and
openly pro-U.S. politician
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Pakistan


n exile
contest the election on Sun-
day in Karachi.
She says her party could
still pull out if Musharraf,'-
doesn't ensure the vote is fair: .'
Sharif indicated his party,'
the Pakistan Muslim League-
N, would demand a restora-
tion of constitutional rule
before it took part in the vote, '
but that any decision on .-.
whether to boycott would be
taken in conjunction with oth-
er groups.
Sharif has been angling for
a return ever since Mushar-
raf overthrew him and gave
the jailed politician a choice:'-.
accept 10 years of exile or face'.'
life in prison on charges
including hijacking and ter-
rorism.
The charges stemmed from
Sharif's desperate attempts to .
turn away a packed civilian
plane carrying Musharraf -
then the army chief back
from a trip abroad.
As the Pakistan Interna-
tional Airways plane ran low
on fuel, Musharraf used the
cockpit radio to contact his
senior commanders on the
ground, who quickly took
over the country. By the time
the plane touched down in the
southern city of Karachi,
Musharraf was Pakistan's new
leader and Sharif was under
arrest.
In September Sharif board-
ed a flight from London to
Islamabad, but police in the-','
Pakistani capital swiftly sent.,
him back to Saudi Arabia.
This time, the Saudi lead-
ership reportedly pressured
Pakistan to accept him.
Saudi King Abdullah pro- "
vided the plane that carried'
Sharif home.
Ahsan Iqbal, a spokesman
for Sharif's party, said some
1,800 activists were detained
in a crackdown ahead of the
former premier's return.
However, federal Ifffrma-
tion Minister Nisar Memon
said he was exaggerating.
"There are no arrests as.'
such," Memon said.
"About 100 people have
been confined so that they do
not create any issues.
"We don't want the same
mess as there was in Karachi."
Authorities issued no warn-.
ings that Islamic militants bit-
terly opposed to Musharraf
and Bhutto for their pro-U.S.
police might target the reli-
giously conservative Sharif.
However, his arrival came
one day after suicide bombers
killed up to 35 people in near-
ly simultaneous blasts at the -
heart of Pakistan's security.
establishment in Rawalpindi,
a garrison city adjacent to the.
capital, Islamabad.
It was not clear who was
behind the explosions which
targeted a bus carrying intel-
ligence agency workers and a
checkpoint near army head-
quarters but authorities said
suspicion rested on Islamist
militants who are fighting an
increasingly bloody insur-
gency against government
troops in the northwest of the
country.
The army said on Sunday
that 30 pro-Taliban fighters
and one Pakistani soldier died
in an operation to capture
militant positions in the Swat-
valley, a former tourist desti-
nation just 100 miles from
Islamabad.
Musharraf cited rising reli- .
gious extremism as a reason
for declaration a state of
emergency.
However, many of those '.
targeted under the crackdown
have been political opponents,
lawyers and members of the
media.
More than 5,500,people
have been detained since the
crackdown began, but author-
ities insist virtually all have i
been freed since last week-
end, when visiting U.S.
Deputy Secretary of State ,
John Negroponte urged
Musharraf to restore the con-
stitution.







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3 In a way, some seamen can be
lubbers! (5)
8 She gives a good deal of help to
some men (5)'
10 Chose to reorganise the depot (5)
11 Master Charlie's raincoat (3)
12 Do fully, as before (5)
13 To catch onewith a fortune Is
a relief! (7)
15 Places where there's central heating
and drifting snow (5)
18 Point to me with a cry (3)
19 Claim a member to be in drink (6)


21 Like the value of a house (7)
22 A much admired figure
at the lido (4)
23 Like some stage door Johnny,
perhaps (4)
24 Intervene to arrange '
me a diet (7)
26 One who has found he can slump
you? (6)
29 A witless creature found in
furniture (3)
31 Hemp used in making sails (5)
32 Close as riders possibly about to
finish a race (7)
34 Hides away from swots (5)
35 One gets hundreds and hundreds to
put on (3)
36 II may be taken in a flash (5)
37 Races around in a panic (5)
38 They have an unhelpful yen to hold
me back (5)


cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 9, Lets slide 10, All along 12, Pale 13, V-Ares 14,
Dam-pish 15, Rasp-berry 17, Brought on 18, P-ratlle 20,
S-wee-PS 21, Blue 24, Followed 26, Curtains 28, Rot.A
29, P-L-aced 31, Figures 34, Situation 36, T-AI-L ender 38,
Garb-age 39, St-amps 40, An-0-n 41, B-alines-e 42, L-
end a h-and
DOWN: 1, Clap-trap 2, Stalks 3, Disagree 4, Ver-i-y 5,
Pass-able 6, C-lodh-opper7, Plum-age 8, Ins-is-t 11,
Whin-G-ed 16, Bollle 19, A-bout 20 Sa(l)d 22, Line-r23,
Tangle 25, Well I n-ever 26, Cod(eM) (rev) 27, P-resage
30 Can-iser 31, Flipping 32, Serenade 33, Mal-aria 35,
Th-re-at 36, T-R-ails 37, Den-i-al(l)


DOWN
1 Half dead one day, he can still be
a devil (5)
2 The point wrongly claimed? (7)
4 With changing very little (4)
5 Possibly fragile courage (6)
6 Film centre one can go round (5)
7 Uvlng as a human? (5)
9 Wash up for a pal (3)
12 A lady not really apt to cheat
on a bet (7)
14 Like premises to which an officer
holds the key (3)
16 A centre-forward being outside has
its point (5)
17 Unhealthy, you'll observe, with
extremes of debility (5)
19 Plants a number of trees? (7)
20 Chooses not to have shovels? (5)
21 Parts one has a right to lose,
carelessly? (5)
23 A race with a new car and a very old
model would be a draw! (7)
24 Part of a Leicestershire town of
material interest (6)
25 The gentle breeze is fine at the end
of the pier (3)
27 Fat lady on a rowing boat? (5)
28 Being beyond the back of the queue
can be slickyl (5)
30 Possibly drop a note in for Spanish
Pete (5)
32 Don't sink into the embrace of
various women mentioned (4)
33 She'll arrange help (3)


easy solutions
ACRO5,: 9, Moustache 10, Anaconda 12, Odin 13, Forest
14, Topside 15, Tightknit 17 Incorrect 18, Learner 20,
Niggle 21; Amen 24, Cheerful 26, Parlance 28, Afro 29
Sunset 31, Crayons 34, Gunpowder 36, Eliminate 38,
Implant 39, Napkin 40, Grip 41,, Beanpole
42, Crab apple
DOWN: 1, Immortal 2, Outing 3, Schooner 4, Defeat 5,
Farthing 6, Particular 7, Compare 8, Admire 11, Sextant
16, Tunnel 19, Abhor 20, Nil 22, Macho 23, Salami 25,
Foundation 26, Pel 27, Sangria 30, Stranger 31, Criminal
32, Steeples 33, Cocaine 35, Nephew 36, Expect 37,
Abrupt.


ACROSS
3 Reverie (5)
8 Quoted (5)
10 Ski-slope (5)
11 Gratuity (3)
12 Spanish snacks (5)
13 Invented (7)
15 Lukewarm (5)
18 Gender (3)
19 Place of worship (6)
21 Grand (7)
22 Dishes (4)
23 Chief (4)
24 Bulwark (7)
26 Hire charge (6)
29 Pastry item (3)
31 Margins (5)
32 Scolded (7)
34 Performer (5)
35 Summtll (3)
36 Ghanaiancapital (5)
37 Cog (5)
38 Collapse (5)


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West North East South
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Opening lead king of hearts.
Planning the play is declarer's
most important responsibility, and he
does not fulfill this obligation unless
the plans he makes are thought out to
the last detail.
Take a case like this one, where
South is in five diamonds and West
leads a heart. Probably the instinctive
thing to do is to win the heart with
the ace, draw trumps, then lead a
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and there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals.
TODAY'S TARGET
Good 17; very good 25;
excellent 33 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.


DOWN
1 Bishop's
headdress (5)
2 Meals (7)
4 Street (4)
5 Sluggishness (6;
6 Skinflint (5)
7 Blemish (5)
9 Bind (3)
12 Of writing (7)
14 Beverage (3)
16 Aviator (5)
17 Thick (5)
19 Light shoe (7)
20 Surplus (5)
21 Sharp pain (5)
23 Respire (7)
24 Scamp (
25 Manner (3)
27 Decree (5)
28 Rips (5)
30 Drive back (5)
32 Explosion (4)
33 Digit (3)


right, but the contract would fail
when the spades turned out to be
,divided 4-2. Declarer would then go
down one, losing two clubs and a
spade.
The trouble with this method of
play is that it doesn't allow for the
possibility of West's having the dou-
bleton ten of spades. Since this is
something that would occur about 8
percent of the time, it is a actor that
should not be ignored.
Planning to take a spade finesse
is certainly the proper approach to
the play, but exactly when to take the
finesse is a matter of at least equal
importance. The correct time for the
finesse is immediately that is,
right after winning the opening lead
with the ace of hearts.
At trick two, the two of spades
should be led to the jack. After the
finesse succeeds, you draw trumps
and then lead a low spade to the king.
In the actual hand, West plays the
ten on the king, and when you next
return a spade from dummy, you are
able to finesse the nine and thus
avoid a spade loser.
It does take a certain amount of
foresight to realize the importance of
leading a low spade from dummy at
trick two, but, after all, that's pre-
ciselythe'kid of imall'detail a com-
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into account when planning the play.


Tibor Fogarasi v Fabiano Caruana,
Budapest 2007. Trick question: who
is the youngest American
grandmaster ever? Most
chessplayers will say Bobby Fischer
at age 15, a few cognoscenti will
know that Hikaru Nakamura has
since beaten the legend's record by
several months. However, the true
answer as of July 2007 is the winner
of today's puzzle. Caruana, who
earned his GM title a few weeks
before his 15th birthday, has dual
Italian and US nationality but
currently lives in Budapest. That
explains why he is an unknown. The
teenager is improving fast and says
his ambition to is to reach the elite
and then become world champion
like Fischer did. Today's position
helped him score his third and final


MONDAY,
NOV25

ARIES March 21/April 20 :
A friend's comments upset you
early in the week, Aries. This per-
son really hurt your feelings, and .
you need to tell him or her about it. ".
TAURUS April 21/May 21
Don't be stubborn when it comes to a
financial matter this week. You have
to make an important decision, but
you need to get all of the facts --..
even if that means asking for advice.
GEMINI May 22/June 21
You have a long week ahead of you,
Gemini. Even though you work dili-.
gently, it seems that you're unable to "
make any progress. Don't get dis-
couraged. The person you've been -
seeing has a surprise for you.
CANCER June 22/July 22
Even though it may seem as if people ,
stop talking when you walk into a.'.
room, that is not the case. Everything.
is fine. A close friend asks for your
advice about a romantic problem.
LEO July 23/August 23
You finally get to take a long-,
awaited trip this week, Leo. Enjoy
yourself, and splurge" i'littlCe'You
-deserve it .and ranabbl little
romance with a sexy Scorpio!
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
Avoid making quick decisions when
it comes to your personal life,
Virgo. Wait until you have the time.
to consider all of the pros and cons.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
You can't stick your head in the-
sand when it comes to a family
problem this week, Libra. While it
will be difficult, your level-headed. -
nature is up to the challenge.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You have an important business
matter to take care of this week -
stay focused on the task at hand. The
person whom you've been seeing
wants to intensify the relationship. .
Think carefully before yoti answer.
SAGITTARIUS- Nov 23Dec 21
You make a great deal of progress at
work on Monday and Tuesday.,'--
which leads to a significant bonus-..
However, there's still a lot to be '-
done, Sagittarius. Don't get cocky.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Stand your ground when it comes to
a disagreement with a close friend
late in the week. You know that you
are right, so just explain your posi-.
tion. However, don't be nasty.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
It will be busy for you this week.
You'll be introduced to someone on
Thursday. Don't leave without get-
ting his or her phone number.
PISCES Feb 19/March 20
While you want to help an acquain-'.
tance with a problem, think before'
you act. Will this person appreciate
your efforts, or will he or she blame
you for all that has gone wrong?


GM result, and he needed just one
move to force White to resign. What
was Black's winner, and why did
White give up?


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KIEV, Ukraine
Holding candles, thousands
of people from all over
U.kraine gathered on Satur-
day on a square in Kiev to
mourn the millions who died
S of starvation during a famine
engineered by the Soviet
Authorities 75 years ago,
according to Associated
Press.
President : Viktor :
Yushchenko, speaking to the
crowd, once again called on
the international community
to recognize the Holodomor
* - or death by hunger as an
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"We neither overestimate
nor underestimate the scale
of this grief," he said.
Looking out on a sea of
light blue and yellow nation-
al flags adorned with strips
Sof black cloth, the president
called for the removal from
." Ukrainian* territory of all
monuments to the totalitari;-
an Soviet regime.
Accounts of the great
famine, long kept secret by
Soviet authorities, still divide
historians and politicians, not
just in this nation of 47 mil-
lion but throughout the for- .
Smer Soviet Union.
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Sthe famine targeted Ukraini-
Sans as an ethnic group.
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set out to eradicate private
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demands typically exceeded
t grandma : crop yields. As village after
village failed'to.meet the
thier had to requirements, they were put
on a blacklist.
bury grain The government seized all
and mush- food andresidents were pro-
a hibited from leaving effec-
rooms deep in lively condemning them to
S .,... starvation.
a forest and Yushchenko estimates 10,
dr.a w as_ mill ion Ukrainians died in
dra ,1maps .t 'the famine 6f 1932-33.
find it later." Stanislav Kulchitsky, a
Ukrainian historian, believes
the number is closer to 3.5
million.
Polina Stasyuk "Our family wouldn't have
survived but for my grandfa-
industrialization with grain other.
exports at the expense of "He lived in a village and
starving millions of its own se rly uppl d he fa
people. . .; ,,cretly supplied the family,
peopl A- I I '.,I which lived in Kiev, with
The dictator Josef Stalin's w i in ev
collectivization drive affected potatoes," said 'erhiy
the entire Soviet Union, but tDerevisky,58hoing apic-
was particularly calamitous ture of his radfther and a
for Ukraine with its rich agri.- candle.
cultural land. The Ukranlan parliament
"My grandfather had to has already labelled the
bury grain and mushrooms famine genocide.
deep in a forest and draw So has the United States
maps to find it later," said and some other countries.
Polna Stasyuk, 23, a student But Russia, the legal suc-
from Kiev who attended the cessor to the Soviet state,
gathering. r resists the label, insisting the
"They had to' ladtheirother groups,
chimney into the cellar, so amine so bt other groups,
that villagers could not smell including Russians and Kaza-
food when my grandma was khs.
cooking.". Ukraine marks 75th
Each village was ordered anniversary of forced Soviet-
to provide the state with a era famine that killed mil-
quota o~, grain, but the lions


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007


Resort project to create


'over'


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Smulti-million
dollar mixed-
use resort
planned for
Long Island
will create more than 300
direct jobs when it becomes
fully operational, one of the
project's principals telling The
Tribune that the developers
hoped to break ground by


300 full-time jobs


summer 2008 if all conditions
of their approval in principle
were fulfilled.
Ian Moorcroft, one of the
directors that submitted the
initial application to the Gov-
ernment for the Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights projects, which if
approved will be constructed
on land adjacent to the island's

SEE page 4


Port St George and Caribbean Heights project

developers hoping to break ground in summer 2008

* Long Islanders said to support multi-million dollar mixed-

use development, with their involvement 'critical' to success

Project already approved by government 'in principle'


Port relocation

report received


By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Gov-
ernment has
received the
consultants'
report on the
feasibility of
creating a new
port in south-
western New
-Providence, a
development seen as vital to
moving all shipping facilities


from downtown Nassau, and
is now set to consider its rec-
ommendations.
Brent Symonette, deputy
prime minister and minister of
foreign affairs, confirmed to
The Tribune that the Dutch
consultants, Ecorys-Livienese,
had delivered the final report
on the southwestern port first
proposed under the former
PLP administration to the

SEE page 6


Bahamas faces 'social nightmare' over pensions


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas is facing "a social night-
mare" in just 20-30 years' time, a leading
pension fund manager and administrator
has warned, due to a mix of low private
pension fund participation, low savings
rates and the National Insurance Board
(NIB's) "unsustainable" position going
forward.
Larry Gibson, Colonial Pensions Ser-
vices (Bahamas) vice-president for pen-
sions, responding to the Central Bank's
2005 survey of Bahamian private pension
funds, told The Tribune: "The big picture
is that the participation rate is too low on
a national basis, just 26 per cent."
Some 42,000 out of a 173,000-strong


Bahamian workforce were covered by a
private pension plan, according to the
report, something Mr Gibson said meant
that too many Bahamians were ill-pre-
pared for retirement.
By not participating in private pension
schemes, they were forcing themselves to
rely on the-National Insurance Board
(NIB) for a retirement income some-
thing it was never meant for or on fam-
ily to support them and provide them with
an income sufficient to fund the lifestyle
they have become accustomed to while
working.
Mr Gibson pointed out that the major
industrialized countries have tried to get
participation in private pension schemes
up to a 70-80 per cent rate, so that "less of
a strain" is placed on national budgets


and social security systems to provide for
pensioners.
In the Bahamian context, when it came
to Budget and fiscal affairs, Mr Gibson
said that with 70 per cent of the Govern-
ment's annual spending going to cover
fixed costs such as wages, rents and emol-
uments, there was very little room for it to
allocate extra funds to sort out the loom-
ing social security crisis.
"It's just an untenable situation. It's a
social nightmare 20-30 years down the
line," Mr Gibson added. "If you look at
the last National Insurance Board actu-
arial report, the fund is not sustainable
with its current configuration. It'll be

SEE page 10


Hotels eyeing 'strong'

December bookings


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
BAHAMIAN hoteliers are
reporting "strong advanced
bookings" for December and
the Christmas season, the
Bahamas Hotel Association's
(BHA) executive vice-presi-
dent telling The Tribune that
the sector hoped it had "halted
or reversed" recent downward
trends.


Frank Comito said: "Folks
in general are reporting
stronger advanced bookings
for December than last year,
so we're encouraged things will
be better in December than
they were last year.
"But, at the same time, one
has to be cautious about the
future given the uncertainty

SEE page 11


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* By NEIL HARTNELL '
Tribune Business Editor
S BAHA Mar is confident the
product offered by its Cable
Beach Resorts this winter will
"be the best it has been for
many, many years" as a result
of upgrades costing $150 mil-
lion, as room inventory at the
rebranded Sheraton and two
towers at the Wyndham is
brought back on line.
Robert Sands, Baha Mar's
senior vice-president for
administration and public
affairs, said the Wyndham's
Seaside Buffet was due to re-
open this Friday after a "major
renovation", while some 300-
rooms in that hotel's 'N' and
'H' towers would be back on


line by December 15.
Mr Sands said Bhh Mar had
already "taken back" some of
those 300 rooms to help it meet
tourist demand over the
Thanksgiving weekend.
Having refurbished the
Wyndham's ballroom, he
added that Baha Mar's refur-
bishment of the Sheraton's
Ballroom was due to be com-
pleted in early December, just
before the 350 rooms that had
been refurbished at that resort
over the summer came back
on-line.
"Our refurbishment sched-
ile is on target as anticipated,
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stock market this week, with
38,342 shares being traded.
The market saw 13 out of its
19 listed stocks trade, of
which six advanced, one


declined and six remained
unchanged.
Volume leader for the
week was Commonwealth
Bank (CBL), which contin-
ued to soar after its stock
split a few weeks ago. Some
18,250 shares of CBL traded,
with the stock climbing by 5.2
per cent to close the week


out at $6.32, a new 52-week
high.
The other big advancer for
the week was FamGuard
Corporation (FAM), which
rose by $0.20 to close the
week out at $6.70, also a new
52-week high.
Down
On the down side, Consoli-
dated Water Company's
(CWCB) share price fell by
$0.12 or 1.83 per cent to end
the week at $6.43.
The FINDEX continued its
upward climb this week,
increasing by 8.09 points or
0.92 per cent, week-over-
week, to close at 890.81.
Year-to-date, the FINDEX is
up 20.04 per cent.

COMPANY NEWS
There were no earnings
released for any of the
Bahamian publicly traded
companies during the week.
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The old adage 'time is mon-
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It cannot be stressed too
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extremely important element
in any investment portfolio.
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Give time for your invest-
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and re-balancing (as needed)
of your portfolio over the
long run you should generally
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investment return.
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Seek professional help if
you need it. Even if you are a
do-it-yourselfer, a periodic
check-up with a financial
advisor might be worth con-
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FROM page 1

plement of rooms at the Sher-
aton, a full complement of
rooms at the Wyndham, for
the winter season," Mr Sands
said.
"These are all reference
points that raise the standard
for is in the marketplace. Our
product offering is the best it
has been for many, many
years. The product is very
much improved."
He*added that the Seaside
Buffet had been "completely
re-done", with action stations
and a "very user friendly for-
mat" enhancing the resort's
food and beverage offering.
Meanwhile, Mr Sands said
Baha Mar was still on track to
close the Nassau Beach Hotel
in the week beginning January
3, 2008, with the last guest
arrivals and reservations sched-
uled for that date.
He explained that the
resort's closure would enable
the Cable Beach Resorts cam-
pus to make way for "the foot-
print of a lot of the major
work" for the $2.4 billion
Cable Beach redevelopment,
particularly the Caesar's Enter-
tainment hotel and casino, and
the W resort.
Bookings for the Cable
Beach Resorts over the Christ-
mas and New Year period, Mr
Sands said, were "looking very
encouraging", as were occu-
pancy levels.




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Baha Mar product 'best it has


been for many, many years'


The Bahamian Stock Market

FINDEX 890.81 YTD 20.04%
BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE
SYMBOL PRICE 'CHANGE
AML $1.59 $- 200 160.66%
BAB $2.61 $- 4,450 108.80%
BBL $0.85 $- 0 11.84%
BOB $9.55 $- 100 18.93%
BPF $11.65 $0.05 1,250 2.65%
BSL $14.60 $- 0 0.00%
BWL $3.74 $- 0 113.71%
CAB $11.20 $0.02 3,340 11.80%
CBL $6.32 $0.31 18,250 44.12%
CHL $3.15 $- 965 .65.79%
CIB $14.66 $- 470 3.60%
CWCB $6.43 $-0.12 1,022 22.71%
DHS $2.26 $- 0 -9.60%
FAM $6.70 $0.20 3,200 12.26%
FCC $0.74 $- 0 34.55%
FCL $6.04 $0.02 1,195 91.87%
FIN $12.75 $0.04 3,400 5.74%
ICD $7.25 $- 0 1.40%
JSJ $10.05 $- 500 16.86%
PRE $10.00 $- 0 0.00%

DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES:
ICD has declared dividends of $0.10 per share, payable on
December 14,2007, to all shareholders of record date Decem-
ber 3, 2007,
SBWL has declared dividends of $0.09 per share, payable on
November 23, 2007, to all shareholders of record date Novem-
ber 14,2007.
SCBL has declared an extraordinary dividend of $0.06 per
sh re, payable on November 30, 2007, to all shareholders of
record date November 23, 2007.
ICD has declared dividends of $0.10 per share, payable on
December 14, 2007, to all shareholders of record date Decem-
ber 3, 2007.
FCL has declared dividends of $0.02 per share, payable on
December 11, 2007, to all shareholders of record date Novem-
ber 30,2007.
DHS has announced an extraordinary general meeting
for November 28,2007, in DHS Conference Room at 5.30 pm.


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 3B


THF TRIBUNE


Tourism arrivals off


4%


for first nine months


August, September increases not enough to offset declines in first seven months


* By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
TOTAL tourist arrivals to
the Bahamas increased in
August and September against
2006 comparatives, Ministry of
Tourism data has shown, but
the increases were not enough
to offset the declines experi-
enced in the previous seven
months with arrivals still off 4
per cent at end-September.
For September 2007, the
data showed total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas air
and sea were up by 12 per
cent, with Nassau/Paradise
Island arrivals up some 20 per
cent during what is regarded
as traditionally the slowest
month in the Bahamian
tourism calendar.
Sources
Sources told The Tribune
that the Nassau/Paradise Island
increase was driven by Atlantis
snagging an exceptionally large
convention booking for that
month.
Meanwhile, total air and sea
arrivals to Grand Bahama for
September were up 13 per
cent, and for the Family
Islands were off by 3 per cent.
It is likely that one factor aid-
ing this performance was the
absence of any hurricanes dur-
ing Sertember.
Turning to air arrivals, for
September they were up 36 per
cent for the entire Bahamas,
Nassau and Paradise Island
ahead 48 per cent; Andros up
12 per cent, and air arrivals to
SIngua and San Salvador also
ahead.


Elsewhere, air arrivals were
down, with Abaco off 24 per
cent; the Berry Islands down
by 34 per cent; Bimini off 25
per cent; Cat Island down by
29 per cent; and Long Island
off by 62 per cent.
For the first nine months of
2007 to end-September, the
Ministry of Tourism data
revealed that total tourist
arrivals to the Bahamas
remained off by 4 per cent
against 2006 comparatives.
SNassau/Paradise Island
arrivals were down by 3 per
cent, Grand Bahama's visitor
numbers were off by 5 per
cent; and the Family Islands
saw visitor numbers drop by 6
per cent.
When it came to air arrivals,
the higher-yielding stopover
visitors who spend more than
$1,000 per capital in the
Bahamas, total numbers com-
ing into Nassau/Paradise Island
for4 the first nine months of
2007 were down by 5 per cent,
while Grand Bahama was off
by 3 per cent.
As for cruise arrivals by first
port of entry for the first nine
months of 2007, total arrivals
to the Bahamas were down by
4 per cent. Cruise arrivals to
Nassau/Paradise Island were
down by 2 per cent, a number
mirrored by Grand Bahama,
while in the Family Islands
cruise arrivals were off by 8
per cent.
Trend
September, though, did its
best to reverse that trend, with
total cruise arrivals to the
Bahamas up by 5 per cent. For


Nassau/Paradise Island that
month, cruise arrivals were
ahead by 6 per cent because
the likes of Disney Cruises,
Carnival Cruises and Imperial
Majesty Cruises brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.
Caribbean
Royal Caribbean, mean-
while, brought in fewer pas-
sengers than the previous year,
but this was not enough to off-
set the overall increase.
On Grand Bahama, both
Carnival Cruises and Discov-


ery Cruise Line brought in
more passengers than they did
in September 2006.
However, Family Island
cruise arrivals dropped by 1
per cent in September due to
Royal Caribbean taking few-
er passengers to Coco Cay, and
Disney Cruises also bringing
in fewer passengers.
The Disney Magic, though,
returned to Castaway Cay
from the Mediterranean at the
end of August 2007, while Car-
nival "brought in considerably
more passengers to Half Moon
Cay" in September than it did
the previous year.


FML Group of Companies Ltd.
is seeking to employ a

Marketing


Manager
Must be young, aggressive and energentic
with experience in marketing and public
relations.

Interested persons may fax their resumes
to 394-2193.

-, .


Marketing Coordinator

A leading wholesaler seeks to identify an ambitious,
highly creative and motivated individual for the
position of Marketing Coordinator. The Marketing
Coordinator assists with the coordination and
management of all aspects of marketing planning,
promotion, public relations, and research in support
of the sales and marketing team and the long-term
goals of the organization.
Interested persons should possess:
V Excellent communication skills, 'including
speaking, writing, editing and proofreading

/ Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Excel and PowerPoint

SGood organizational skills and the ability to
meet deadlines

/ Along with a Bachelor's degree, experience in
sales and marketing is necessary.

Please reply by December 7th to:

MARKETING COORDINATOR
Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agencies
P.O. Box N-7504
Soldier Road
Nassau, Bahamas

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is nolonger employed at

Diamonds International

and is not authorized to transact
or conduct any business
on behalf of
Diamonds International's
Clients, Staff or Stores.



Mr. Dominic Sturrup is in no way
associated with
Diamonds International
or any other of its affiliates.


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RESORT PROJECT, from page 1


existing Stella Maris resort,
.,id "it is essential to the suc-
. 's of the project" that Long
lianders and Bahamians
slipped forward to run and
opcialec many of its amenities.
I l'c Port St George project
Certainly looking at in excess
I 300() sustainable jobs when
thei development is finished,
sd higher numbers than that
,urintug the construction phase,"
\I' Moorcroft said. "We're
\cry hopeful of breaking
,roLund on this in summer
'()00 .
'We are looking for a situa-
,ion where the Bahamians and
I ong Islanders themselves


want to come in and run the
bars, restaurants, dive boat
operations, car hire, retail and
marina. We don't want to
bring people in.
"We believe it is essential to
the success of the project that
the Marina Village has all
these things in it, but we don't
want to run it. The project is
dependent on Long Islanders
being willing to say: 'Yes, we
want to set up and run it'."
The Government and devel-
opers will stage a Town Meet-
ing on the project and its
potential impact on Long
Island tomorrow night, Mr
Moorcroft confirming Tribune


is seeking to employ an


FML Group of Companies Ltd.

is seeking to employ an

Administrative Assistant
for it human resources department.


Must be matured, energentic and possess
k knowledge of word and excel. Must have
excellent written and communication skills.
Human resources experience a plus.


Interested persons may fax their resumes
to 394-2193.
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Business's exclusive story on
July 18, 2007, that the Gov-
ernment had approved the
project in principle this sum-
mer.
"That approval is condition-
al on us meeting four criteria.
This is what we are working
on at the moment," Mr Moor-
croft told The Tribune.
Two of those conditions
involve the Town Meeting and
submitting a full Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment (EIA)
to the Government, plus two
other conditions that Mr
Moorcroft declined to specify.
'There are some environ-
mental issues that we need to
address, and that is why we are
holding a Planning Charette
here on Long Island this
week," Mr Moorcroft said.
"We will come up with and put
in a revised version of the mas-
terplan design to deal with any
environmental issues, and give
us a more detailed and better
version of what we did last
year."
The Charette will allow
Long Islanders to voice con-
cerns and suggestions over the
proposed designs for Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights, and enable the devel-
opers to see whether they can
incorporate these in the fin-
ished masterplan. The devel-
opers are hoping to submit the
EIA to the Government by
next month.
The original masterplan for
Port St George, which is sub-
ject to change, called for a
development that features a
boutique hotel with 146
suites/villas; some 60 boutique
villas; plus waterfront lots of
1/3 of an acre and greater size,
with some 180 docking slips
for boats between 80-100 feet
in length, and a further 60 boat
slips for vessels between 40-60
feet in length.
Other components of the
original masterplan, developed
in summer 2006, call for some
306 residential lots between 1/3
to ? of an acre in size with a
golf course view; 61 oceanfront
residential lots; 331 multi-fam-
ily lots for either single family
or town homes with 200 boat
slips; 119 lakefront lots; 144


Nassau Airport
Development Company

Do you want to join our team?

The following positions are currently available:

SUPERVISORS, CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is looking for highly motivated
Construction Project Supervisors to lead our transformation of the Lynden Pindling
International Airport. We are spending millions of dollars to improve the airport in areas
like safety, customer service and commercial development. Projects will range from
$50,000 to over $2,000,000.

Reporting to the Manager, Projects, the successful candidate will be responsible for the
preparation of project plans and documentation, including requests for proposals (RFPs)
and scope. Plan construction timelines, ensure compliance with environmental and
safety regulations, coordinate construction with Operations, Maintenance and clients,
manage the day to day relationship with construction companies, track budgets, report
Son project status and ensure overall project success.

An engineering degree and 3 years experience would be ideal. However, experienced
construction project managers without degrees will definitely be considered. Strong'
cornputer skills, in all Microsoft office programs are a must.

SENIOR MANAGER, CORPORATE FINANCE

F. i'.,rt;i.g to the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, this senior
mrantagement position will be primarily responsible for managing financial forecasts and
objections, evaluating investment and financing arrangements, corporate cash
n:-ianagement, and managing contractual relationships with financial institutions,
Government entities and airlines as well as other duties of strategic and financial
importance to the Airport's operation and redevelopment.

. The ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in business, commerce or
Science together with at least 5 years experience in a similar financial management role
ind be proficient with Microsoft Office software including Excel and PowerPoint.
:-fference will be given to candidates with advanced degrees such as an MBA or
:,ofessional designations in finance or accounting.

; SUPERVISOR EMPLOYEE SERVICES

;sporting to the Manager, Human Resources the successful candidate will be primarily
',s.-,insible for the oversight and coordination of the payroll, pension and benefits plans.
Shei Supervisor will also provide assistance to the Manager, Human Resources In a
t..rity of Human Resources functions.

The ideal candidate must have a degree in Human Resources Management or Business
Administration with at least 3 years related experience in a similar position. Excellent
interpersonal, leadership and communications skills both written and oral are a must.
The candidate must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment, take initiative and
exercise sound judgment when-handling confidential and sensitive issues.

The positions offer competitive compensation and benefits with opportunities for career
growth and development. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please
submit your resume to:
Mrs. Michelle Moss
Manager, People
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
P.O. Box -AP59229
Nassau, The Bahamas

Deadline for Applications November 30th, 2007
Only those applicants short-llsted will be contacted.


multi-family, condo flats or
commercial plots; a beach club;
and Town Centre, which fea-
tures a yacht club, marina with
200 slips; casino; condo flats;
retail; restaurants; Customs
and Immigration posts; a Har-
bour Master's office; and fuel
and docking facilities.
The Port St George devel-
opers will also provide a water
treatment and reverse osmo-
sis plant; golf course and golf
course clubhouse; athletic
fields; and nursery.

Design

However, Mr Moorcroft
reiterated that this design con-
cept was "bound to be varied
along the way".
Pointing out that the Port St
George site covers land run-
ning from the Atlantic ocean
side of Long Island to Exuma
Sound, Mr Moorcroft added:
"The Port St George site incor-
porates Phase II, stage six of
the Stella Maris subdivision,
and 950 acres of new land."
When asked how he and fel-
low Port St George director
and principal, Jonathan
Houghton, became interested
in the Long Island develop-
ment, Mr Moorcoft replied:
"It's actually a rather strange
story."
Explaining that the pair were
both UK citizens, he contin-
ued: "Myself and my co-direc-
tor in the project both live in
Andorra. A couple that also
lived in Andorra decided
they'd seen enough snow, and
took a second home in the
Bahamas. They bought on the
Stella Maris estate."
The couple learnt that Joerg
Friese, owner and operator of
the Stella Maris, was looking to
retire and there was an oppor-
tunity to develop the unfin-
ished areas that had been first
included in that resort's mas-
terplan. "They told us: 'We
think we've stumbled on an
opportunity here, but property
development is what you do',"
recalled Mr Moorcroft. After
receiving that news in Spring
2004, Mr Moorcroft and his
business partner got to work,
spending two years on the Port
St George project before
approval in principle was
granted in summer 2007.


2007/2o 8 Officers & Dctors
President
Kristin M. Fox, CFA
CIT Holdings Ltd
PO Box SS-19140, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 363 1501 Fax: (242) 363 1502
Email: kfliitco.uk

Vice-President
David Ramirez,CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N-4873,Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 2217 Fax: (242) 327 6610
Email:dramirezgoictetcom

Treasurer
ChristopherDosett, CFA
Citigroup Corporate & Investment Bank
PO Box N8158, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 8668 Fax: (242) 302 8569
Email: Christopher.a.dorsettcitigroup.com

Secretary
Sonla Beneby, CFA
ScotiaTrust
PO Box N 3016, Nassau; Bahamas
Ph: (242) 5023700 Fax: (242) 326 0991
Email: sonia.benebvyascotiatrst.com
Programming
Karen Pander, CFA
EFG Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.
PO Box SS 6289, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 5400 Fax: (242) 502 5428
Email: karen.pinderOefabank.com
Education
Pamela Mngrove, CFA
Colina Financial Advisors, Ltd.
PO Box CB 12407, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 5027008 Fax: (242) 356 3677
Email: pmusarovecfal.com
Warren Pntam, CFA
Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd.
PO Box N4873, Nassau Bahamas
Ph: (242) 302 2222 Fax: (242) 327 6614
Email: w pustamithotmail.com
Membership
Geneen Riviere
Pearl Investment Management Limited
PO Box N 4930, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 502 8022 Fax: (242) 502 8008
Email: encen.riviere(ecarl-investment-
management.com
Past President
David Slitter, CFA
KPMG
PO Box N-123, Nassau, Bahamas
Ph: (242) 393 2007
Email: dslattertkpmnm.com,bs


He explained that Caribbean
Heights was effectively a dif-
ferent, but complementary,
project to Port St George, and
would be situated on a site ear-
marked for hotel development
on the Stella Maris site plan of
40 years ago. This develop-
ment, though, had never
occurred.
The main principal behind
the Caribbean Heights project
was another UK citizen living
in Andorra, chartered survey-
or Mark Nash. Mr Moorcroft
said that while involved with
Caribbean Heights, he was the
"driving" force behind Port St
George.
Caribbean Heights, accord-
ing to information on the
developer's website, was ini-
tially conceived as an 188-unit
condo hotel and spa, to be
located on an 18.8 acre site in
Phase III, section two, of the
Stella Maris subdivision.
"Caribbean Heights is con-
ditional on the Port St George
project going ahead," Mr
Moorcroft said. "It's not felt
economically viable for
Caribbean Heights to proceed
without the marina, the golf
course, at Port St George going
.forward. -
"The important infrastruc-
ture, the important facilities
that will bring, will make
Caribbean Heights become a
viable project."
Ultimately, the agreement
with Mr Friese and his part-
ners will leave them still in con-
trol of the existing Stella Maris
Resort and Stella Maris Air
Service, while Mr Moorcroft,
Mr Houghton and their group
take over the land develop-
ment component with their
projects.
Mr Moorcroft detailed his
history in property develop-
ment, which has been mainly
located in the UK. He added
that he had been working on a
146-unit residential develop-
ment in South Africa when the
Long Island opportunity came
up, and "exited that project
early" to devote his time to the
Bahamas.
"We've experience of pro-
jects outside the UK before.
We do try and stay with Eng-
lish-speaking countries, and
where property law is based
on English law," Mr Moorcroft


said.
He added that if it went
ahead, Port St George would
provide a major boost to the
Long Island economy from its
sheer dollar impact, increased
visitor traffic and spending,
and enhanced employment
and entrepreneurial opportu-
nities for Bahamians and Long
Islanders.
Hoping that the project
would encourage Long
Islanders who had left in
search of employment to
return home, and provide jobs
for graduates from the island's
schools, Mr Moorcroft
acknowledged that Port St
George and Caribbean
Heights "will inevitably bring
change to certain aspects of
life".
Yet having traveled exten-
sively throughout Long Island
over the past three years to
gauge residents' opinions, Mr
Moorcroft said most were
"looking for and welcoming
investment in the island".
,"We have consistently had
feedback that local people def-
initely want this, and we don't
want to be putting together a
project that flies in the face of
local opinion," Mr Moorcroft
said.

Careful

"We've been as careful as
we can to listen to local sensi-
tivities, and work with these
local sensitivities in the project
we've put together. We're very
encouraged by the positive
reaction we've heard from
Long Islanders who knew
about this project."
He added: "The initial signs
are very encouraging. Long
Islanders are hard working,
industrious people, who are
very entrepreneurial. They are
not just interested in jobs, but
having opportunities to create
their own businesses."
'Mr Moorcroft said Long
Islanders with land near the
Stella Maris resort were look-
ing to construct housing for
construction and full-time
workers who would be
employed at Port St George
and Caribbean Heights, will
purchasers of lots in the Stella
Maris subdivision were look-
ing to do the same thing.


MONTHLY SPEAKER / WEBCAST EVENT


Topic:


Date:

Time:


"The Link Between Pensions and Long Term Financial
Stability"

Thursday, November 29t 2007


12:00 pm
12:30 pm


General Meeting
Speaker


Please arrive promptly!

Location: Luciano's of Chicago
Cagliari Room
East Bay Street

Presentation: Larry R. Gibson, CFA
Vice President-Pensions
Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited


Cost:


Members $25.00
Non-Members $35.00


(If paying by cheque, please make cheque payable to: CFA
Society of The Bahamas)

Reservations: PRE-REGISTRATIONREQUIRED- by Tuesday
November 27, 2007
Karen Pinder, CFA
karen.pinder@efgbank.com
*Prepayment required through one ofthe Board Members

Larry R. Gibson, a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder, is Vice President -
Pensions, Colonial Pensions Services (Bahamas) Limited, a wholly owned subsidy
of Colonial Group International Ltd, which owns Atlantic Medical Insurance Lad md
is a major shareholder of Security & General Insurance Company in The Bhamas.

He is a veteran executive within The Bahamas' financial services sector, having held
senior executive positions in both international and domestic organizations.

Mr. Gibson has served on numerous public and private sector boards throughout hi
career and currently serves as a Director of Commonwealth Bank Limited; Chaitlm
of the Finance Committee of St Andrew's School; and a member of the Anglic
Church Diocesan Finance Committee.

He is a regular speaker on financial and economic matters and authors the weekly
column 'Financial Insight' in a local newspaper.

Mr. Larry R. Gibson, CFA, is a founding member of the CFA Society of The
Bahamas, formerly named Bahamas Society of Financial Analysts.


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DEVELOPMENT
OUALIFIO ACTIVITY


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 5B


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Forty per cent revenue




earned means fuel tax




drop by government




is unlikely


THE Government will not
decrease the revenues and
stamp duty it earns on fuel
imports because some 40 per
cent of its revenues come from
this and other auto sources, an
economic think-tank has sug-
gested, meaning any taxation
shift will be "painful".
In its latest commentary on
higher electricity and gas
prices, the Nassau Institute
said there was no immediate
solution to the Bahamas' prob-
lems of rising gas prices, as this
nation "did not get into the
predicament of over reliance
on the automobile over night".
Gas prices at the pump are
likely to inch ever-closer to $5
per gallon, currently standing
at an average of $4.51 per gal-
lon, and the Nassau Institute
said the Bahamas' increasing
fuel bill was likely to further
pressure the external reserves,
leaving less money available
for commercial'and consumer
loans.
This contraction in credit, it
warned, could in turn slow
down the overall Bahamian
economy.
The Nassau Institute said:
"The Government gets about
40 per cent of its revenue from
imports of fuel, vehicles and
related products. This is a sig-
nificant figure, and it will be
Painful to change this revenue
stream veqr the near term.


"To do so we will have to
make some hard choices. The
shortfall in revenues from auto
and fuel imports will have to
be offset by higher payroll, val-
ue added, sales, income or oth-
er taxes. And any changes
must be done in a way that
preserves our low-tax status.
"Of course, the best solution
to lack of government revenue
is to spend less but this option
is rarely considered by our
politicians."
To combat the problem, the
economic think-tank suggested
that the Government should
do nothing except use moral
persuasion to encourage con-
sumers to save on energy use
and fuel purchases by being
efficient and using alternative
options.
It also suggested that the
Government fix the jitney sys-
tem, adding that to apply high-
er taxes to fuel or auto imports
was not the answer, especially
with the Bahamas likely to
accede to full membership in
the World Trade Organisation
(WTO).
Instead, the Nassau Institute
urged consumers to solve the
problem themselves, car pool-
ing on school and work runs,
using bicycles and walking on
short trips from the office.
It added: "If we improve the
transit system more people will
use the bus. At present, relying


on the jitneys means enduring
long wait times, inconvenient
connections, unreliable service,
unsafe driving and rowdy
behaviour. These are some of
the main reasons given by
Bahamians for 'needing' a car.
"We can also down-size and
modernise the vehicles we dri-
ve. Our streets are narrow, so
larger vehicles make passing
and parking difficult at best -
not to mention the fact that
they use more fuel to travel
the same distances.
"Of course, many vehicles
produced today offer better
fuel economy, but unlike the
country's pension managers we
should not propose that gov-
ernment restrict the import of
older vehicles as they propose
that government mandate that
all Bahamians have pensions
managed by them. That would
not support public policy based
on the principles of liberty and
free trade. Competition and
choice is important for con-
sumers in the long run, and
public policy should not be a
tool for special interest."
The Nassau Institute added:
"We can consider alternative
fuel vehicles (like hybrids)
when they become available
to our market. Unfortunately,
manufacturers won't export
these vehicles now because of
concerns about servicing the
hi-tech equipment, and


because law enforcement and
emergency officials need spe-
cial training in the event of
accidents. But as technology
advances these vehicles may
become a reality for our mar-
ket.
"These simple strategies may
not solve our problems in the
short-term, but we did not get
in the present shape we are in
overnight either.
"However, these small steps
will mean that less fuel will be
consumed, leaving us with a
little more pocket change, and
more money for local credit.
The environment will also ben-
efit from a reduction in engine
emissions, and our streets
might be a little less crowded,
making drive time more toler-
able."









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Port relocation


FROM page 1
Prime Minister last week.
Both the Office of the Prime
Minister and Earl Deveaux,
minister of works, transport
and utilities, are now in pos-
session of the report.
Mr Symonette, who was act-
ing prime minister while Mr
Ingraham was away at the
Commonwealth Heads of
Government meeting in Ugan-
da, told The Tribune: "The
report was delivered to the
Prime Minister last week. We
have not reviewed the report
yet.
"The report makes certain
recommendations that have to
be considered by the Govern-
ment, and it will make its deci-
sion in due course."
A preliminary report by
Ecorys had been issued previ-
ously to the Government and
the private sector, who made a
number of recommendations
to the consultants. They then
went away and attempted to
incorporate them into the final
report, which the Government
now has.
Sources close to the joint
public and private sector task
force working on the port facil-


ities' relocation said it would
haye to "forcefully present"
the Ecorys recommendations
to the Government.
It is understood that any
project to relocate the port
facilities would be self-financ-
ing, probably through a bond
issue, and not involve any gov-
ernment or public sector fund-
ing and guarantees.
Relocating all the commer-
cial shipping facilities to a new
port somewhere else on New
Providence has been regarded
by many as a vital first step in
revitalizing a declining down-
town Nassau and Bay Street,
alleviating traffic congestion
and removing the unsightly,
unattractive trailer trucks that
crowd the roads as they enter
and exit the shipping compa-
nies' premises.
The former Christie admin-
istration had commissioned the
Ecorys report, having zeroed
in on a location between
BEC's Clifton Pier power plant
and Commonwealth Brewery
as a perfect site for a new port.
In turn, that proposed port
site was also tied into the road-
re-routing of south-west Bay
Street around the South Ocean


and Albany projects, and the
creation of a new road that
would serve as the main access
for that port site.
However, since its election
on May 2, 2007, the Ingraham-
led FNM administration has
sent out mixed signals regard-
ing the proposed port left
behind by its predecessor gov-
ernment, especially the south-
west location.
Freudian slip or not, Mr
Ingraham's remark in his first
press conference after taking
office that the south-west port
was an "idea that has gone
with the previous government"
was the first in a series of sig-
nals that the FNM administra-
tion was less keen on it than
its predecessor.
Alternative port locations
have also experienced renewed
discussions under the new
administration.
Then a July 24, 2007, meet-
ing at the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, chaired by Mr Symon-
ette, deliberated proposals
advanced, in particular by Jim-
my Mosko and John Bethel,
of Bethel Estates, to relocate
downtown Nassau's commer-
cial shipping facilities to
Arawak Cay, plus create an
'inland terminal' at Gladstone
Road.
The latter was seen as reliev-
ing 75 per cent of cargo traffic
in downtown Nassau, as ship-
ping containers could be busses
there after the normal business
day ended, broken down and
goods recovered by their recip-
ients or shipped to their bases.
Notes of that meeting, which
were obtained by The Tribune,
described Mr Symonette as
saying that an interim solution
to downtown Nassau's ship-
ping and.traffic problems was
needed, and that relocating
shipping facilities to a south-
west port or another site would
take too long.
Mr Symonette's involvement
at the meeting sparked conflict
of interest allegations, angrily
denied by the deputy prime
minister, from the opposition
PLP because his family estate
acts as landlord to some of the
shipping companies, including
Pioneer Shipping.


BAHA M


AR


NASSAU, BAHAMAS



Legal Career Opportunity


Baha Mar Development Company Ltd. seeks to hire a
talented Commercial Attorney to join its dynamic
legal team.


The successful applicant must:


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


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


Be familiar with US and other international commercial
transactions.


Have the ability to work under pressure.


Possess exceptional communication and negotiating
skills.


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


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 2007. All responses will
be held in the strictest confidence.


[ CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FirstCaribbean 7;'*, C
FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean Bank offering a full range of market-leading
financial services In Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Credit Cards, Wealth
Management, Capital Markets and Treasury. We are the largest regionally listed bank in
the English-speaking Caribbean with over 3,500 staff, 100 branches and banking
centres, and offices In 17 regional markets, serving 800,000 active accounts. We are
looking to fill the following positions:


RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Account for the entire offshore balance sheet
* Provide support for the major strategic business units (Corporate, Retail &
Wealth Management) across multiple entities
* Efficient management of the Nostro Account process and intercompany
funding transactions


Key areas include:
- Liquidity management
- Transfer pricing process
- Interest rate exposure management
- Capital management
- Legal entities structure management
- Support for product development


PREREQUISITES:
* Graduate status with a minimum of seven years' experience in the
business/financial world
* ACT qualification preferred
* Three years' specific management experience in a dynamic and challenging
treasury environment
* Track record of success within treasury functions
* Proven profit and loss responsibility
* Strong tax and regulatory knowledge
* Strategic, business and financial planning skills and experience
* Ability to understand complex financial concepts
* Ability to motivate and lead peer groups, partners and employees in the
treasury sales and trading division
* Exceptional communication and people skills
* Extensive senior level network of business leaders/contacts in the Caribbean

We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well
as performance bonus.

Applications with detailed resumes with the names of three business references
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CORE STRENGTH.


Legal Notice
NOTICE

WINTERBREEZE CLOSE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)


Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
29th day of October 2007. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., PO.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.





ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


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Albany seeks 1600 construction workers


The $1.3 billion mixed-use
Albany will be hosting a two-
day Job Fair at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium on Tues-
day, November 27,, and
Wednesday, November 28, to
help find some of the 1600 con-
struction workers it will need
over the next five years. The
developers are hoping to break
ground on the project in Janu-
ary 2008.
The Fair is being held in con-
junction with the Department
of Labour, the Bahamas Con-
tractors Association (BCA)
and the Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute
(BTVI).
"This Job Fair could not
have come at a better time,"
Director of the Department of
Labour. Harcourt Brown, said.
Citing the fact that most con-
struction workers are not usu-
ally permanent, Mr. Brown
said he anticipates a sizable
turn out, as the Atlantis project
is almost completed and most
construction workers will be
seeking employment with oth-
er developments.
The Albany project is set to
create 1600 construction jobs
over the next five years. Some
600 full-time and part-time
positions are also expected to


he filled as soon as they break
ground.
The Department of Labour
will be responsible for the reg-
istration of all job-seekers. This
aspect of their partnership, Mr
Brown said, will be managed
by their employment exchange
programme officers. At the
Fair officers from the Depart-
ment will be involved in the
pre-screening persons to
ensure that the appropriate
skills are documented for the
appropriate position with
Albany.
Others will be automatically
entered into the skills data
bank, a data base that was
established by the Government
to record statistical informa-
tion of the skilled and unskilled
labour available in the
Bahamas, and to
assist Bahamians by placing
them in jobs suited for their
proficiency. Employers can
also register with the data bank
to source prospective employ-
ees if they have a vacancy.
The Department of Labour
will also be making special
arrangements with employ-
ment exchange programme
officers for Family Islanders, to
be attended to through
"express lanes".


The Bahamas Contractors
Association will be assisting at
the job fair with the objec-
tive of ensuring that Bahamian
contractors are given a fair
opportunity.
"We have partnered with
Albany to make sure that
Bahamian contractors are giv-
en equal opportunity to par-
ticipate in the construction of
this mega development," said
president of the BCA, Stephen
Wrinkle.
Acknowledging the fact that
it is publicly perceived that
most contracts have already
been awarded; Mr. Wrinkle
said: "At this point, there is
opportunity for every capable
contractor in this project. We
will be standing side by side
with Bahamian contractors to
ensure a seamless transitions
and equal opportunities at all
levels with the Albany project.
"We are excited that
(through the Albany project)
Bahamian contractors will be
building $50 million homes for
some of the wealthiest and
most famous people in the
world."
Dennis Attfield, Director of
the Bahamian Technical and
Vocational Institute, said
BTV1 will be ascertaining


GRAHAM,THOMPSON & Co.


COUNSEL & ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW NOTARIES PUBLIC



is pleased to' announce that





CherylT.




Whyms

has been made a Partner in the Firm.


Nassau Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue
P.O.Box N-272
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 322-4130
Fax: (242) 328-1069


Freeport Chambers
The First Commercial Centre
3rd Floor, Suite 9
P.O.Box F-42451
Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 351-7474
Fax: (242) 351-7752


A leading retailer is seeking the services of:

* Accountant
* Internal Audit Clerk
* General Accounting Clerks (2)

Requirements:

General:

Candidates must be competent, honest, efficient, of high integrity, proficient
in electronic data entry and possess good oral & written communication skills.

Specific:

Accountant must possess a valid certificate from the A.I.C.P.A. or equivalent
professional body, a university degree in accounting, bus. admin., or
finance, and at least 3 years experience performing the functions of a
corporate accountant. Must have demonstrated good leadership, supervisory,
accounting and financial statements preparation skills in former engagements.

Internal Audit Clerk must possess an associate degree in any of the aforementioned
disciplines, and at least 2 years experience performing account analyses and
reconciliations, cash and inventory physical counts, and other related functions.

General Accounting Clerks must possess a certificate in general office practices,
high school diploma, and BGCSE in Maths & English (grade C or better).

Salary and benefits commensurate with level of certification, education,
experience and skills.

Only Bahamians need apply

Send resume to: seekingtalentedbahamians@gmail.com


information as to skills avail-
able in the Bahamas.
"BTVI is excited about the
Fair. We have a new appren-
ticeship programme that will
be certifying students within
three months. Currently BTVI
trains, certifies persons in the
area of masonry, dry walling,
carpentry, painting, tiling, air-
condition repair, welding, elec-
tronic engineering etc.," Mr
Attfield said.
Albany was given approvals
for construction earlier this
year for phase one of its devel-
opment, which includes a mari-
na and a water park.
Individuals and companies
are being asked to come to the
Job Fair prepared with their
qualifications and their port-
folios, as the main objective of
the fair is to recruit and docu-
ment people for jobs available
with the construction of
Albany for immediate and
future positions. Persons are
also asked to bring proof of
citizenship, or proof of their
right to be employed in The
Bahamas.


.I AS NATURE INTENSE

4anautilus
OED WITH 84 TRACE M'

Technician needed to work a 12 hour shift.
Interested person are aked to please
Contact Nautilus Water Company
Phone:'(242) 377-0444-6 or Fax a Resume
STo (242) 377-0276

Serious Inquires only need apply.


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VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR MANAGER
LEGAL & REGULATORY

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited invites applications from suitably
qualified individuals for the position of SENIOR MANAGER in our Legal &
Regulatory Department.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
This position will report directly to the Vice President, Legal, Regulatory and
Interconnection and will be responsible for all regulatory and compliance matters relative
to the Public Utilities Commission. .-
JOB SUMMARY:
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
interconnection.
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 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 reference to a court of
competent jurisdiction
8. Represent the Company on any matters of a regulatory nature involving the
Company
9. Assist in 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
matters
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 & Interconnection.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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:
VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
RE: SENIOR MANAGER/LEGAL & REGULATORY


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EDUCAT NG & TR A.NING BAHAMIANS


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


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

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


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

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


A'


A Contemporary Approach to Administration for Productivity and
Effective Management in Public and Private Entities
The School of Social Sciences of The College of The Bahamas in-
vites members of the public and private sectors to join our College/
University community as 'change agents' of the Twenty-first Century,
working in partnership for national development.
Individuals: This is your chance to ready your thinking and skills to
seize 21st century opportunities and be someone who is proactive
and makes things happen.
Employers: Discover ways of creating first class resources to in-
crease your organization's ability to compete in a rapidly changing
global economy.
Prospective students and participants have these options:
* Pursue the BA Degree in Public Administration
* Participate in seminars/workshops and short courses [with cer-
tificate of attendance]
Programmes are conducted in a progressive environment which
takes into consideraiinr
* Needs of individual rhrougrh :m31l group inerariion
" 'Bottom line' of orgarizailnr Inrough ewpocure to planning
strategic and lonq-rang,.. 3nd riol3 qu.aliy m.janar erneri
* Major contempt' ar, ic-,ue vLi rgnr jir,,ror e I Irj 1itrn r i.',
occasioned by the challenges or glo oblzlatior.
* Issues relating to iustiainable development
* Public/Private SE0clo Parrner-r. is [PPPsj


The College of The Bahamas
International Conference and Art Exhibition

Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade:
Telling the Story
February 21-23, 2008 Naesau, The Bahamae

Art Exhibition
February 15-23,2008

Guidelines for Artists

The Conference on the Abolition of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade: Telling
The Story, invites all artists to submit up to three (3) artworks executed in any
medium for showing at the conference February 21-23, 2008.
The exhibition will open on Friday, 15 February, 2008 at 6.30 in the evening
at the Performing Arts Centre at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field
Campus.
All artwork should be sent or brought to the Pro Gallery which is located in the
S Block at The College of the Bahamas Oakes Field Campus one (1) week prior
to the opening of the exhibition. Please address all artworks to Mrs. Joann
Behagg or Mr. John Cox.
All artists should give an indication of how they would wish their 3D pieces
to be displayed. Photographic images would assist us in determining your
display needs.
Foreign artists are welcome. However, all related costs will be the responsibility
of the artists (packing, shipping, and customs duty, etc.) to and from The
Bahamas.
The Conference Committee will select the works to be exhibited and all decisions_
are final.
Contacts
Joann Behagg
e-mail: jbehagg@cob.edu.bs
Telephone: 302 4560
John Cox
jcox@cob.edu.bs
Telephone: 302-4485




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Rehearsals: Thursdays 2-4 p.m.
Membership: Staff, Faculty, Students & Alumni
Performances: Annual Christmas Concert on December 8
Carol Service *-Spring concert *Color of
Harmony College, Local & International
Events


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


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Online Registration

Available to all current students
Beginning Monday, 26th November,
2007


ADVISEMENT
* Have your assigned advisor advise you
for your Spring 2008 courses
Ensure your advisor authorizes your
courses

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS
Log onto www.cob.edu.bs/Reaister
Read or download instructions on Online
Registration


REGISTER
Follow the On-line Registration
instructions


PAYMENT
Print your schedule and bill
Pay your bill (Cash or cheque with Chekard)


0


1qri;'
N. B. Available on campus only
www.cob.edu.bs/ Register for frequently asked questions


The College of The Bahamas

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Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs


IN MEMOiAM


Dr. Thaddeus M- Donald


.D-a a isac Professor of
Dean, Faculty of Soc;ial and


dj.,.': ::.- Stund i
Edu : :.- Studies


1948-20(':
The College of The Bahamas mourns the pa, : of a Trusted Colleague,
Genuine Academic, Good Friend, PI:-.ini;. .' :, : lt, True Nationalist
and lia t "?.4 'Y

THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES AND CULTURES INSTITUTE THE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS
EVENTS CALENDER 2007-2008 BY I. MOSS
DATE EVENT LECTURERS / PARTICIPANTS VENUE
December 6th THE HOLOCAUST a movie presentation Presentation by Mr. Absil holocaust survivor Munnings Room 2
Thursday and lecture 7 PM
December 13 MERRY MULTI-CULTURAL Organization & musical direction: 1. Moss Munnings Room 2
Thursday CHRISTMAS ILC.,. Foreign l.ang. Dept. members and COB 7 PM
January 9 Wed CHINESE NEW YEAR Presentation by Professor Xu Xianwen Munnings Room 2. 7PM
January 19 DRUMFEST A drum summit regrouping Video .-f Montreal TAM'TAM JAM by 1. Moss Band shell
Saturday members from all the Junkanoo teams Director: Chippie? Neil Sym.onette? Humblestone? 2 PM
January 30t JUNKANOO ART designing and pasting Presentation and demonstration by Ilenry Moss Jr.; Munnings Room 2
Wednesday costumes WORKSHOP slide show by 1. MNoss_ 6-8
February 7 PANEL DISCUSSION: Tourism and Panel members from tourism, Immigration, COB Munnings Room 2 or BTC
Thursday Languages and private tourism businesses Lecture Hall? 7 PM
February 19 FRENCH FILM ASTERIX Presentation on Roman history background by Munnings Room 2
Tuesday Professor Stephen B. Aranha 7 Pm
March 14 FRENCH FOLK SONG EVENING Slide show by 1. Moss, F. Leger on guitar, J. Munnings Room 2
Friday Mereus on vocals and other musical friends 7 PM
March 21 Fri VICTOR HUGO Beyond LES MIZ Lecture and slide show by 1. Moss Munnings Room 2
April 10 HAITIAN FILM Slide presentation: Leger, SCCA Munnings Room 2
April 16 AN EVENING OF BAHAMIAN MUSIC Slide show on Bahamian Musicians and New Performance Center?
Friday Guests: The DICEY-DO SINGERS Entertainers by I. Moss
May 6 MAIFEST Slide Show by 1.Moss; participation of German- Munnings Room 2
Tuesday speakers in Nassau & ILCI students
May 23 CLASSICAL MUSIC EVENING Piano solos by I.Moss; Cello piano duets by H. Munnings Room 2
Friday Peloquin & l.Moss; guests < Bah.Concert Orch.?
Dates are subject to change.


The College of The Bahamas


It's been 30 years since you graduated from The College
of The Bahamas and we want to celebrate with you, our
first graduates!



Class of'77


30th Anniversary


Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations &
Development at
302-4359/4356
to find out plans
to mark this
special event.


OF THE BAHAMA


EDUCAmNG & TRAINING. BAA, .'7


LIBRARIES &
INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA
SERVICES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals
for the following position:

1. LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II, LAW LIBRARY
The Law Library of The College requires a highly
motivated, tactful, people-friendly, innovative, detail-
oriented person to provide paraprofessional, administrative
and basic reference assistance. Clientele will include
students and faculty of the LL.B Programme, as well as
members'of the legal profession and the general public.

The successful candidate will perform all duties with
minimal supervision, assisting with the overseeing of the
day-today activities and programmes of the Branch in the
absence of the Branch head, so good judgment and
professionalism is essential. In addition, he/she will direct
the activities of library assistants and part-timers and will
assist with their training and appraisal. Regular written
reports are required.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Unit Supervisor, the position
performs a variety of paraprofessional duties with minimal
supervision. These include supervision of library
assistantss, preparation of written and oral
reports/correspondence, planning and organizing job
activities, which demonstrates skills such as decision-
making, good judgment and knowledge of library and
college policies and procedures. Further, overseeing the
maintenance of collections, participation in the
development of policies, services and programmes, and
overseeing the day-to-day activities and programmes of
the Unit in the absence of the Unit Head are to be
undertaken. The position works closely with all Units to
ensure the delivery of a high standard of service to patrons.
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1. Provides evening and Saturday reference services.
2. Directs the activities of Library Assistants, and assists
in their appraisal.
3. Assists in the Unit's budget preparation.
4. Assists with the updating of policies and procedures
manuals.
5. Responds to reference questions received from patrons
by telephone and in person.
6. Supervises part-time, evening and weekend staff.
7. Ensures the enforcement of library policies and
procedures.
8. Assists with storage and access to all library resources,
e.g. books, microfilm, CD-ROM databases, microfiche
and related equipment.
9. Conducts research in support of the Unit's work.
10. Assists with the conduct of research and the
compilation of bibliographies.
11. Assumes responsibility for deposit of funds collected
in the unit.
12. Issues library passes.
13. Organizes work schedules for library clearance.
14. Handles Inter-Library loan requests.
15. Assists with the delivery of Bibliographic Instructional
programmes.
16. Provides group and individual tours of the unit/library.
18. Assists patrons with the use of computers and other
related electronic services available.
19. Assists in the development of projects for the making
of the library and its resources.
20. Conducts training for Library Assistants on operational
procedures.
21. Attends library meetings.
22. Serves on College wide committees
23. Participates in library projects.
24. Drafts letters, reports, proposals as requested.
25. Recommends resources for acquisitions
26. Any other duties which may be assigned.
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II
QUALIFICATIONS:
Normally a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in relevant
area, OR for a technical/vocational or craft area, satisfactory
completion of a recognized or acceptable programme of
training at the craft level, AND have at least ten (10) years
of experience working in the craft area, OR have a trained
Teacher's Certificate with specialization in the relevant
craft area, PLUS at least six (6) years of teaching experience
in the area.
SALARY SCALE: SPS-5 $24,580 x $700 $35,780
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest
along with a completed application form and an up-to-
date resume to the address below by December 6, 2007:
The Director
Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field
P.O. Box N-4912


Nassau, Bahamas
Oi to hrapply@cob.edu.bs
Please note that applications are available on The
College's website: www.cob.cdu.bs


THE BAHAMAS HOTEL
ASSOCIATION

bi cooperation ivifh

The College ofThe Baliamas
Culinary & Hospitality Maim (3 C III ell
I n st it lite,
Bacardi Limited and Bristol Wines
& Spirits

Presents

MIXINC ITUP
A Professional Development
Workshop for
Bartenders and Bartenders-in-Training

Wednesdav, 28th November
Thursda,%:29th November
At
The College of The Bahamas Culinary
& Hospitality Management Institute

Fees: BHA Association
members= $150.00
0thers=$200.00

For further information, contact
Bridget N'lurray, 502-4245 or
Kenda Burrows, 502-4222


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Bahamas faces 'social nightmare' over pensions


FROM page 1


depleted by 2029, so that will
put even more pressure on the
social security system.
"There's very little policy
flexibility any government has,
so we really need to start this


process [of reform] ASAP."
Mr Gibson added that while
the Bahamas currently had a
relatively young population,
this nation's "skewed demo-
graphics" meant that the ratio
of active workers to retirees
was set to decrease, meaning
there would be fewer NIB con-
tributions coming in per pen-


sioner's outgoing benefits. Fur-
ther pressure on the existing
system would come from the
fact that many people were
going to retire at the same
time.
"The average NIB cheque is
less than $300 a month, so I
don't know how people are
going to live on that alone, giv-
en inflation," Mr Gibson
added.
The other area exposed by
the Central Bank report, he
said, was that the Bahamas
"needs a pensions regulator
like yesterday".


"It's really disgraceful when
you have such a large percent-
age of assets 16 per cent of
GDP and no regulator," Mr
Gibson said of the Bahamian
private pension funds indus-
try, which has approaching
some $1 billion in assets under
management.
Pensions acted as income
replacement in retirement for
the salaries persons earned
when employed, Mr Gibson
said, and for 90 per cent of
retirees they acted as effec-
tively their only source of liq-
uid cash.


hereby notifies all its shareholders that
an Extraordinary Meeting of the Share-
holders will be held on Wednesday, 5th
December, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at Baha-
mas First Centre, 32 Collins Avenue,
Nassau, The Bahamas.


I


He added that all Bahami-
an pension fund administra-
tors and investment managers
"should be licensed, regulated
and qualified to do the job they
are doing".
Mr Gibson said the Central
Bank report showed that "31
per cent of the funds are
administered in-house by peo-
ple who may or may not be
qualified to manage them.
That's a striking number.
"There's an onerous fidu-
ciary responsibility that in
some cases might not be met if
no one governs how you do it.
We want to ensure the securi-
ty of pension assets. They
should be segmented totally
from the working assets of the
employer."


Mr Gibson said the Pension
Commission that regulated the
sector in Bermuda, for exam-
ple, had moved to ensure that
all pension plans sponsored by
local and international compa-
nies based on the island came
within its remit by forcing them
to have a Bermuda-based
administrator.
However, Mr Gibson said
that one encouraging trend
highlighted by the Central
Bank report was that the per-
centage of private pension
fund assets invested in higher-
yielding equities was at an all-
time high of 31 per cent.
While they still lagged
behind their US and UK coun-
terparts, which had 60 per cent
and 85 per cent of their invest-
ments respectively in equities,
Mr Gibson said the trend was
positive for the Bahamas
because "pension funds are a
powerful tool not only for the
securities market, but for
national development".
With pension fund assets actL
ing as pools of capital for
domestic investment and
financing economic expansion,
Mr Gibson said the Bahamas'
challenge was to find more
investment opportunities for
them, as too high a percentage
of their assets was still in low-
er-yielding cash.


position
available

The Cove @ Atlantis Resorts
Registered Nurse Full Time

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

Requirements:
* Holderof current Bahamian licence
* Must have at least three years experience post

* have current BLS & ALS Certification
* Must be responsible, have good communication
skills and independent.


CV should be sent via
e-mail to mary.epcotmedical
@coralwave.com by
November 3lst, 2007.


THE
MEDICLINIC


it


NOTICE

PREMIER COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE IN-
VESTMENT CORPORATION LIMITED hereby
gives notice to the public of the resignation of Mr.
Cornelius A. Smith as President and Director of
the Company effective 30th October, 2007.


Dated this 21st day of November A.D., 2007.


BAHAMAS FIRST
HOLDINGS LIMITED

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS


Limited


Holdings


Bahamas First


Vacancy


Announcement

Blue Shark Golf Course is currently
accepting applications for the position of


EXECUTIVE CHEFI

RESTAURANT MANAGER


Applicants should have a minimum of an
Associate degree in Managemetnt_ and a
Chef Certificate from anaccreditedCulinary
Institute locally in the Bahamas or in the
USA or Canada along with 3 years expeeri-
ence as a Chef and Manager.

Specific experience with an upscale restau-
rant in cooking, menu preparations, devel-
opment and design for American, Canadian
and European tourists, the highest interna-
tional service standards, proper health and
cleanliness practices, meal presentation,
purchasing and stocking of products and
supplies. Knowledge of golf course res-
taurant service and food preparation is a
must. Leadership and supervisory skills are
required.

To apply call 424-6932


THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS AUTHORITY
BAHAMAS NATIONAL DRUG AGENCY
PUBLIC NOTICE
TENDER FOR THE SUPPLY OF DRUGS
RELATED ITEMS
Tenders are invited for the Supply of Drugs and
Related Items for the Public Hospitals
Authority and the Ministry of Health,
The Commonwealth of The .Bahamas. ,

The Tender Document, which includes instruction to
the Tenderers along with other relevant information,
can be collected from the Bahamas National Drug
Agency, Market & McPherson Streets, Monday
through Friday 9a.m. 5p.m.

A Tender must be submitted in duplicated in a
sealed envelope or package identified as "Tender
for the Supply of Drug and Related Items" and
addressed to:

Managing Director
Public Hospitals Authority
1st Floor, Manx Corporate Centre/Dockendale House
West Bay Street
P.O.Box N-8200
Nassau, The Bahamas

All'Tenders must be received at the above address
on or before 5p.m. Friday, December 21st, 2007. A
copy of a valid business license and National
Insurance Certificate must accompany all
proposals.

The Public Hospitals Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all Tender(s).


Pricing Information As Of: F
Friday 23 November 200 7 C

52'.k.H. ecTyunit ys lPrevious Close Todays Close Change Dail Vol EPS $ Dlv $ p'E Yield
1.66 0.54 Acacc, Markels 1 59 1 59 0 00 u 094 0 000 169 0 000
11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.60 11.65 0.05 1,000 1.502 0.400 7.8 3.43%
9.55 7.88 Bank of Bahamas 9.55 9.55 0.00 0.733 0.260 13.0 2.72%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.020 4.5 2.35%
3.74 1.65 Bahamas Waste 3.74 3.74 0.00 0.275 0.090 13.6 2.41%
2.62 1.21 Fidelity Bank 2.61 2.61 0.00 595 0.051 0.040 51.2 1.53%
11.20 9.81 Cable Bahamas 11.20 11.20 0.00 1,000 1.030 0.240 10.9 2.14%
3.15 1.88 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.208 0.080 15.1 2.54%
6.32 4.10 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 6.32 6.32 0.00 950 0.426 0.260 14.8 4.11%
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.26 6.42 0.16 1,000 0.129 0.050 48.5 0.80%
2.70 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.26 2.26 0.00 0.284 0.020 8.0 0.88%
.70 5.54 Famguard 6.60 6.70 0.10 1,200 0.804 0.240 8.3 3.58%
12.80 12.00 Finco 12.75 12.75 0.00 0.768 0.570 16.6 4.47%
14.75 14.14 FirstCaribbean 14.66 14.66 0.00 0.934 0.470 15.7 3.21%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 6.02 6.04 0.02 1,195 0.359 0.133 16.8 2.24%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.74 0.74 0.00 -0.415 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.00 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.200 17.6 2.76%
10.05 8.52 J.S. Johnson 10.05 10.05 0.00 0.991 0.590 10.1 5.87%
10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.167 0.600 8.6 6.00%
52wk-Hi 52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E Yield
14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4 8.12%
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM 7.80%
O 54 0 20 RND Holdinas 0 35 040 0 20 -0 030 0 000 N/M 000%
... . '-^**y.^.,,1;Wwa ., *. ;..i ;; ^ .: .
.11 00 I .C j ABDB 4100 43 00 1 00 4 2 450 750 90 6 70.
14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4 7.71%
0.55 040 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 N/M 0.00%
S .. .. :.".,-'.a .* t, dN ^ r nr g, ; . *. -.. -.*:-,1' ,.'- "' :, .... e.. a
52.sP-H-. 5*.'-Lo. Fur., F Name NA VYTDL: Last 12 r.,1r.,rs DI. b Yield
1.3648 1.3149 Colina Money Market Fund 1.364794"
3.5388 2.9449 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 3.5388"**
2.9382 2.4829 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.938214**
1.2794 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.279370"**
11 8192 11 2596 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11 8192"**
... C :A1y! ml0,=.S ..,'* .'' oe z . .....*. *<:*" ,....*,^*.
,5. -,_1. _:.. P _: i: ,- l ':. .- : u I = l ..... ..i.. t Tfler'T Rr,1 'ELL:- al I -.,..'. ji. ,31.;3" w. ..,,i--- .:3. P
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidolity
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity 18 November 2007
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price 30 June 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week "' 31 October 2007
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths "" 31 July 2007
Daily Vol Number of total shares traded today NAV Not Asset Value
DIV $ DIavidnds por shuro paid In the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1894 = 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Spill Effectivo Date 8/8/2007
(S ) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/2007


T UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Limited is seeking a suitably
qualified individual to join their growing and
dynamic team as a:

Facility Specialist

This position is open to candidates with a
minimum of 3 years experience and
certification in electrical, plumbing & air-
condition repair & maintenance.

Main responsibilities to include:

* Traditional tasks of building management;
* Oversee all preventative maintenance
programs;
* Carry out technical interventions;
* Oversee maintenance service providers;
* Oversee churn projects, documentation and
accounting;
* Support bank operations with a wide variety
of logistics services.

In addition, candidates must have experience
in report writing with basic working knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Excel. The ideal candidate
must be able to utilize knowledge & experience
to solve routine problems and reply to client
requests.

Interested persons meeting the above criteria
should apply in writing, enclosing a full resume
with cover letter, on or before November 30,
2007 to:

hrbahamas@ubs.com
Or
UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
Human Resources
P.O. Box N 7757,
Nassau, Bahamas


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Hotels eyeing 'strong'

December bookings


FROM page 1

ove l t. h LI -cw.i,,': i ii li
inate.
concernss about the impact
'on US consunicil onlideiice,
h health and disposable incomes
resulting from the US ho,ming
,market slump and s uo-piinef
'mortgage crisis are why the
'Bahamian hotel industry is not
looking too far into the New
i fear to assess its prospects.
- Mr Comito said thit while
it looked like Bahamian hotels
and BHA members would
'enjoy a better Christmas than
an 2006. he added that the
anticipated performance was
still likely to be below the
occupancies. toom rates, rev-
enues and profits derived sev-
eral years ago when thi:
iBahamas experienced some
strong years.


"We're anticipating that we
\\d l he ip )a (t:'- points over
last year. definitely on occu-
pancies. hbu one has to put that
into coiiLCi. It s not where we
were a few years ago. when we
had some strong years. It's
encouraging, but not at the lev-
el of a couple Ao years ago,"
Mr C'omito added.
Aiding December 20U7's
hotel industry performance, he
added, were additiona-Troom
inventory commii i back on line
through some 300 rooms and
two towers at the Wyndliam
resort; the return of 3,0 rooms
at the rebranded Sheraton
resort, and the Christmas
debut of The Cove, Atlantis,
Sniih was not ii. operation this
tune last year.
"These factors are con-
tributing to a stronger Decem-
ber., and there's been increased
.marketing by both the public
and private sectors," Mr Conmi-


to said.
The Bahamas w experience a "net gain" on its
room inventory early in 2008
wiiri the opening of the Rest
dences at Atlantis the 497-
room joint venture hti teen
k ,.iinei literiiiiiionail ai
Turnberry Associates. This
though. would be somewhat
offset by the loss of 400 rooms
from the Nassau Beach Hotel's
closure.
"We just don't know what is
going to happen with the US
economy and weathicr but
we i' hoping we've halted or
reversed the trend line we
were on," Mr Conito said.
"Our biggest challenge going
.iorw ard is dive ic i'? i'Lg the
room inventory, because our
iiin ,'niory is clearly i.ked 1,
the mid/high to higher end of
market appeal We do h:i
some challenges in tilling the
mid-market appeal.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2007, PAGE 11B

INDEPENDENT


SALES


PERSONS


NEEDED!


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for you to control l/O!ll
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* You are limited oilu tito
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* Excellent conzn/ission,,
ad1 beuiefits


ALL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WITHIN
THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
Preschools, Primary Schools, Junior High Schools,
Senior High Schools, Secondary Schools,
All Age Schools, Special Schools
Post Secondary Institutions & Tertiary Institutions
















Section of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture;
District Education Offices or downloaded
from www.bahamaseducation.com.
If you have any questions regarding this exercise...
Call: 502-2721, 502-2722, 502-2774 or 502-8346.


ALLFORMSSIOUilB SIUBNITTIEDY
SfRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2001



Complete and submit your forms before te deadine and prove that

YOUR INSTITUTION COUNTS!!!


* 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
Bahamas


Employment Opportunities

New retail business seeks male and female sales per-
sons for immediate employment. An attractive base
plus a weekly commission and uniform are provided
Interested persons should contact Mr. Mclntosh by
telephoning 454-6380 to make an appointment for an
interview. Applicants should bring the following docu-
ments to the interview:


a) Valid Passport
b) Police Certificate (Record)
c) National Insurance Card
d) Health Certificate
__- - -,-,. i .


BAHAMAS FIRST"
FIRST IN INSURANCE. TODAY. TOMORROW.

Career opportunity fr an ambitious
career oriented individual

Claims Advisor

Role & Responsibilities:

Provide Customer service, advice and assistance to waclk-
in customers and over the telephone
Deal with agencies and other insurance companies,
Complete reports and input data
Assist with subrogation
Maintain Claims Bordereaux
Assist with on-scene accident investigations
Assistance with special projects

Qualifications:

A.A. Degree in business or related subject
Experience useful but not essential
On the job training will be provided
Computer proficiency required
Strong customer service, communication and inmle' pcrc !ai
skills required

The Bahamas First Group is the largest property and c;asiualtl
insurance company in The Bahamas and has an A- (1xcelleiit)
Rating from A. M. Best, reflecting the company's financial
stability and sound risk management practices. Comipe' ns, ion
commensurate with relevant experience and qtualifict:.dions.

Please apply before November 28th, 2007 to:

Group HR & Training Manager
Bahamas First Corporate Services
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
Nassau, Bahamas

or e-mail to: careers@bahamasfirst.com


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NOTICE


Ministry Of Maritime Affairs And Labour



PORT DEPARTMENT


Notice of Sitting for New Providence Port Authority Board
To consider Application For Licence Under The Boat Registration
Act Chapter (277)

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the New Providence Port Authority Board
for New Providence and the Family Islands will be held at the Port Administration
Building, Prince George Wharf on the 12h December, 2007at 3:00pm for the
purpose of granting Licences under The Boat Registration Act Chapter (277)

Any person entitled to and wishing to object to any application should do so at
least six (6) days before the date of the hearing by submitting his/her objections in
writing to the Board and to the applicant.

Persons attending the meeting on behalf of an applicant must produce written
authorization at the meeting..

Applicants for renewals are not required to attend, unless they have received
written notification from the New Providence Port Authority.

The under mentioned persons have applied for grant of licences as specified below:



NEW MASTER'S LICENCE FAMILY- ISLAND


NAME

Cartwright Graeme S
Gray's, Long Island

Knowles Glender
P.O. Box AB-20579
Marsh Harbour, Abaco

Rolle Alfred R
Farmers Cay, Exuma


CLASS

B


A


B


NEW MASTER'S LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


LICENCE #

NB63/07







NB64/07




NB65/07



NB66/07



NB67/07



NB68/07


NB69/07


NAME

Bain Warfield W
P.O. Box SS-5331
Nassau, Bahamas





Flowers Jamaal D
P.O. Box SS-19289
Nassau, Bahamas


Finley Donavan R
P.O. Box N-490
Nassau, Bahamas

Kemp Clint A.
P.O. Box CB-13290
Nassau, Bahamas

Lloyd Herbert 1
P.O. Box Gt-2433
Nassau, Bahamas

Marshall Kended I
Nassau, Bahamas

Stuart Duran L.
P.O. Box N-8447
Nassau, Bahamas


CLASS

B







B




B



B



B



A


A


NEW BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NB/149/07 Coast Shipline
Limited
P.O. Box SP-64004
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/150/07 Nassau, Water
Ferries & Services
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/151/07 Nassau Water
Ferries & Services
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas

NB/152/07 Nassau, Water
Ferries & Services
Ltd
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

"M/V VI-Nais"
190ft
Steel Hull


"Sea Dob"
2ft
Scooter


"Sea Doo"
2ft
Scooter


"Sea Doo"
211
Scooter


CLASS PASS


A 0




D 1



D 1




D. 1


USE


Ro Ro Cargo




Rental



Rental




Rental


NEW COMMERCIAL RECREATIONAL WATERCRAFT
(JET SKI NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICANT


NB/08/07


Lockhart Devonshaw
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS USE


2 Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 2239. Adderley Ezekiel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6388 Adderley Ezekiel
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 923



NP: 886


Booze Cruise Co Ltd
P.O. Box SS-19551
Nassau, Bahamas


Booze Cruise Co Ltd
P.O. Box SS-19551
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 4697 Bahama Divers
P.O. Box SS-5004
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 14


Bahama Divers
SP.O. Box SS-5004
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1500 Bahama Divers
P.O. Box SS-5004
Nassau, Bahamas


| NP: 6815


Bahamas Charters Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13137
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1942 Citsejam Ltd
P.O. Box N-1401
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6758 Dean's Shipping Co
P.O. Box EE-17318
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2846 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2497 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2822 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2847 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6733 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6734 Dolphin Encounters Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6257
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 211



NP: 964


Johnson Michael &
Catherine
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Rita
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 3245 Johnson Rita
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6736 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6501 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6284 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 378



NP: 379


Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


"Capricorn"
31ft
Fibreglass

"Capricorn I"'
33ft
Fibreglass

"Bahamian Queen
r'
72ft
Fibreglass

"Good Time r'
18ft
Fibreglass

"Dreadnaught II"
42ft
Fibreglass

"Dreadnaught VT'
39ft
Fibreglass

"Dreadnaught IV"
42ft
Fibreglass

"LyfordLure"
58ft
Fibreglass


"Majestic Lady"
85ft
Catamaran



"M/V Legend"
180ft
Steel Hull

"Reefr'
53ft
Catamaran

"Sky Rider"
30ft
Aluminum

"Islander IF'
53ft
Catamaran

"Reef II"
53ft
Catamaran

"Islander rI
60ft
Aluminum

"Majestic I"
60ft
Fibreglass

"My Own IF"
35ft
Fibreglass

"Ballyhoo"
44ft
Catamaran

"Seaworld
Explorer"
66ft
Catamaran

"Boston Whaler"
20ft
Fibreglass

"Wellcraft"
20ft
Fibreglass
"Master Craft"
20ft
Fibreglass
"Kayak r'
8ft
Water Bike

"Kayak IP'
8ft
Water Bike


CLAS PAS
S S


USE


B 34 Ferry
Boat .


B 48 Ferry
Boat


A 250


Charter


B 8 Charter


33 Charter


A 43


A 45


Charter


Charter


A 20 Charter



B 330 Charter





A 0 Cargo


B 120 Charter


B 30 Charter



B 200 Charter


B 120 Charter


B 180 Charter


B 125


Charter


B 40 Ferry
Boat


B 45 Charter


B 45 Charter



B 8 Charter


B 8 Charter



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


LICENCE#

NB/70/07


NB/71/07


NB72/07


- ,


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-,


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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 007, PACE 13


G OVERNMENTNOTICES


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 380



NP: 381


Lyford Cay Watersport
Nassau, Bahanas


Lyford Cay Watersport
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6471 Lyford Cay Wateaport
Nassau, Bahama


NP: 64U LyAdi Cay Wamlpoa



NP: 2317 Lyfard Cay Watersport
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2318 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 2319 Lyford Cay Wat pomts
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6498 Lyford Cay WateCsport
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6499 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6500 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6455 Lyford Cay Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 652


Major Inez
P.O. Box SS-5414
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6412 Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2691 Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6610 Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1810 Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-61i0
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2663 Marine Tankers Seryices
P.O. ox SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas


6324


Marine Tankers Services
P.O. Box SS-6130
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1069 Newton Dion
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6759 Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6554 Nassau Water Ferries
P.O. Box N-180
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6420 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6425 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6460 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6476 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6477 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6478 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6479 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6480 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6481 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6482 Neptune Waersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6485 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


s "Kayak Ir'
8ft
Water Bike

s "Kayak IV"
8ft
Water Bike

I "Kayak"
8ft
W- Bin


Watw Ba
8ft
WaterBike

"Surfr'
8ft
Windsurfers

"Surf I'
8ft
Windsurfer

"Surf I
8ft
Windsarfes

"Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

"Hobbiecats
14ft
Sloops

"Hobbiecats"
14ft
Sloops

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Fiesta Il'
65ft
Catamaran

"Ocean Breeze"
217ft
Steel Hull

"Tropic Breeze"
160ft
Steel Hull

"Ocean Energy"
171ft
Steel Hull


CLAS PAS USE
S S

D 2 Retal



D 2 Renal



D 2 Rao



D 2 R,-l



D 2 Rental


2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Real



D 2 Real



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



B 250 Charter



A 0 Cargo



A 0 Cargo



A 0 Cargo


A


' 155f'd "
Steel Hull

"Atlantic Breeze"
199ft
Steel Hull

"Sea Trader"
179ft
Steel Hull

"Lil Nikita"
32ft
Fibreglass

"Blue Manta"
48ft
Catamaran

"Party Time"
45ft
Catamaran

"Barracuda"
8f
Water Bikes

"Barracuda"
8ft
Water Bikes

"Barracuda"
8ft
Water Bikes

"Kayak IV"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak XIV"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak XIT"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak XII"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak Xr'
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak XI"
10ft
Kayaks



"Kayak X"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak IV"
10ft
Kayaks

"Kayak VII'
10ft
Kayaks


0 Cargo


A 0 Cargo



A 0 Cargo



B 40 Ferry
Boat


B 120 Charter



B 36 Charter



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 6486 Neptune Watuepot
Nassau, Bahama


NP: 6487 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP. 6466 Nqptun WataMpoxt
NmlBaIhams


P: 6467 Napiu Walpoea



NP: 6469 Nepqtue Waltuio
Nassau, Bahama


NP: 6470 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6426 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6427 Neptune Waterports
Nasan, Bahamas


NP: 6428 Neptun Watpoqta
Nasa, Bahama


NP: 6429 Neptune Wateport
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6430 Neptune Watenpots
Nasau, Bahamas


NP: 6433 Neptune Watersports
Nassau Bahamas


NP: 6434 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6456 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6457 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6454


Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6484 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6458 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6525 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6526 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6527 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6528


Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6529 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6530 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6531 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6532 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas




NP: 6533 Neptune Wdtersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6419 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6431 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6423 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6424 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6463 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME LAS PAS USE
S S


myakVT
10ft
"Kaysivr

"Kayak V"
10t
Kayaks
"Kayaks


KayakI


Ift


8*f
Kaykm

"Kayak"
8ft
Kayak m

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bs"
8f
Paddle Boat

"WaterBee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat



"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat


"Water Bee"
8ft


"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee
\8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water Bee"
8ft
Paddle Boat

"Water
Hammocks"
8ft
Floats

"Water
Hammocks"
8ft
Floats

"Water
Hammocks"
8ft
Floats

"Water Hammock"
8ft
Floats

"Water Hammock"
8ft
Floats

"Water Hammock"
8ft
Floats

"Water Hammock"
8ft
Floats

"Water Hammock"
8f
Floats



"Water Hammock"
8ft
Floats

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike


D 2 iatal



D 2 Ria



D I iam-





D I2 Reall



D 1 R ad







D 2 Real



D 2 Rena



D 2 Ral









D 2 Real





D 2 Rental
D 2 Rental










D 2 Rental
D 2 Real



D 2 Retal









D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental
D 2 Retal



D Rental









D 2 Rental



D I Rental



D 1 Rea
D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental









D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


NP: 4483


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G O RMETNOIE


REG NO APPLICATION



NP: 6464 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6461 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6462 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6453 Neptune Watersports
,Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6459 Neptune Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 899


Palmer Donald & Clarita
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6553 Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6624 Paradise Ocean Sports Ltd
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2900 Power Boat Adventure Ltd
P.O. Box Cb-13315
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 1668 Power Boat Adventures
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 116


Power Boat Adventures
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 1037 Power Boat Adventures
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6737 Power Boat Adventures
Ltd
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 3196 Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1206 Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2899 Port Deportment
P.O. Box N-8175
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2932 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6452 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6451 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2931 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1934 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2268 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas



NP: 6285 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas



NP: 6285 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1823 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1873 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6301 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6302 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6303 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6304 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6305 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME



S"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike


"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Aqua Cycle"
8ft
Water Bike

"Miss Winchalor"
46ft
Fibreglass

"Total Package"
72ft
Catamaran

"Jet Surfidcr"
30ft
Fibreglass

"Legitmate
Business"
37ft
Fibreglass


"Bong Dengue"
40ft
Landing Craft


"Legitimate
Business II"
40ft
Fibreglass

"Legitimate
Business III"
40ft
Fibreglass

"New Horizon"
60ft
Fibreglass


"Amberjack".
98ft
Steel Hull

"Turbot"
85ft
Steel Hull

"Tug Snapper"
85ft
Steel Hull

"Tursiops"
40ft
Fibreglass

"Zambezi"
46ft
Fibreglass

"White Bongie"
46ft
Fibreglass

"Phoeconena"
40ft
Fibreglass

"Black Coral"
40ft
Fibreglass

"Youngdom"
39ft
Fibreglass



"Floridanus"
48ft



"Floridanus"
4811
Fibreglass

"Alien Orders"
27ft
Fibreglass

"Leucas"
35ft
Fibreglass

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub I

"Scooter Bike"
Sft
Sub 2


"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 3

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 4

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 5


CLAS PAS USE
S S

D 2 Rental





D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental



D 2 Rental


2 Rental



85. Ferry
Boat


B 250 Charter



B 14 Tour
Boat


A 20 Charter





A 12 Charter




A 24 Charter




A 26 Charter




A 60 Charter




A 0 Tug
Boat


A 0 Tug
Boat


A 0 Tug
Boat


A 30 Charter



A 30 Charter



A 30 Charter



B 30 Charter



B 30 Charter



B 40 Charter





B 30 Charter




B 30 Charter



B 23 Charter



B 23 Charter


1 Rental


D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION



NP: 6306 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau. Bahamas



NP: 6307 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6308 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6309 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6310 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 6311 Stuart Cove's Dive
Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2119 Turnquest Peter & Yvette
P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 6358


Tumquest Peter & Yvette
P.O. Box EE-16187
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: 4806 Tiki Island Co, Ltd
P.O. Box -4005
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 1732 United Cruises Limited
P.O. Box N-4005
Nassau, Bahamas

NP: 2416 Wells Paul
P.O. Box EE-16193
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME


"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 6



"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 7

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 8

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 9

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 10

"Scooter Bike"
5ft
Sub 11

"Miss Philette"
43ft
Fibreglass



"Lady Simone
53ft
Fibreglass


"Tiki Island"
83ft
Steel Hull

"M/V Yellow Bird"
65ft
Catamaran

"Ninja"
20ft
Fibreglass


CLAS PAS USE
S S


1 Rental


D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



D 1 Rental



B 75 Ferry
Boat




B 155 Ferry
Boat



B 450 Charter


B 300


B 19 Charter


RENEWAL COMMERCIAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT


(JET-SKI) NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION


NP: 164 ATE
(O.C)


NP: 157 ATE
(O.C)


NP: 910 NSB



NP: 911 NSB



NP: 134 ATE



NP: 609 ATW



NP: 167 ATE



NP: 608 ATW



NP: 166 ATE





NP: 804 BSC



NP: 803 BSC



NP: 819 BSC



NP: 145 ATE



NP: 816 BSC



NP: 805 BSC



NP: 505 SAN



NP: 801 BSC



NP: 800 BSC



NP: 900 NSB


Bain Vivian J.
P.O. Box SB-5224
Nassau, Bahamas

Bain Vivian J
P.O. Box XB-5224
Nassau, Bahamas

Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas


Black Roscoe
Nassau, Bahamas


Daniels Reshato
Nassau, Bahamas


Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas

Glinton Patrick
P.O. Box SB-50310
Nassau, Bahamas



Hanna Earnest
Nassau, Bahamas


Hanna Earnest
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Watersports
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Dennis
P.O. Box SB-50115
Nassau, Bahamas

Johnson Bircel
Nassau, Bahamas


Lockhart Devinshaw
P.O. Box N-522
Nassau, Bahamas

Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas


Neely Keith
Nassau, Bahamas


Taylor Cynthia
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT NAME

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski



No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
911
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski

No Name
911
Jet Ski

No Name
9ft
Jet Ski


CLASS PASS


2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental



2 Rental


Rental





Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental



Rental







Rental



Rental



Rental


RENEWAL BOAT LICENCE -NEW PROVIDENCE


Charter


USE

Rental






r'.2, 2007,


THE TRIBUNE


I0 NOE
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RENEWAL COMMERCIAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT
PARASAILL) NEW PROVIDENCE


APPLICATION'


NP: PS 6 P.I Bahamas Beat
Watersports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


NP: PS 7-P.I


Bahamas Best
Wateraports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


BOAT
NAME

"Para-Sail"
28ft
Premium





"Para-Sail"
28ft
Premium


CLASS PASS USE


B 10 Parasail
Only


B


10


Parasail
Only


RENEWAL COMMERICAL PERSONAL WATER CRAFT


(BANANA BOAT NEW PROVIDENCE


REG NO APPLICATION BOAT NAME


Bahamas Best
Watersports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas

Bahamas Best
Watarsports
P.O. Box SS-6863
Nassau, Bahamas


"Banana Boat"
17ft
Boston Whaler

"Banaa Boat"
17ft
Boston Whaler


CLASS PASS USE


8 Banana
Only


8 Banana
Only


RENEWAL OF MASTER'S LICENCE -FAMLY ISLAND


LICENCE #


NAME


Hanna Dario m
Fresh Crek, Andros

Lockhait Carl W.
Duncan Town Ragged Island

Seas SophiaL.
reepot, Grand Bahama

Sears Demetrius
Freeport, Grand Bahama

Major Leo A
P.O. Box CT-30336
Clarence Town, Long Island


CLSS
A

A

A

A-

A


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE


.NAME


Adderley Ezekiel L
P.O. Box N-3346
Nassau, Bahamas

Bower Nigel J
P.O. Box CB-13315
SNassau, Bahamas


Brown Wilton
Nassau, Bahamas

Cartwright Cavan
P.O. Box BE-16611
Nassau, Bahamas

Deveaux Harrison R.
P.O. Box N-19738
Nassau, Bahamas

Hutchinson Carlson A.
P.O. Box N-1531
Nassau, Bahamas


Johnson Michael
P.O. Box N-8924
Nassau, Bahamas


RENEWAL MASTER'S LICENCE- NEW PROVIDENCE


LICENCE #


7387


7429


1177

6145


1108


8306

8258

1144

6251

7969


7431


6137


8213


8023


6273


6573


6499


7495

6654


6730


7968


7193


NAME


Johnson Jamaine
P.O. Box CB-13315
Nassau, Bahamas

Lowe Raymond
P.O. Box N-4388
Nassau, Bahamas

McCoy Marvin
Nassau, Bahamas

Major Inez
P.O. Box SS- 5414
Nassau, Bahamas

Moore David L
P.O. Box SS-6172
Nassau, Bahamas
McDonald Tavaz C.
Nassau, Bahamas

North Sonny
Nassau, Bahamas

Newton Deon
Nassau, Bahamas
Palmer Basil D.
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Clifton
P.O. Box CR-55314
Nassau, Bahamas

Rolle Basil L.
P.O. Box SS-19523
Nassau, Bahamas


Sweeting Stephen B.
P.O. Box N-10728
Nassau, Bahamas
Smith Keith D.
P.O. Box N-9976
Nassau, Bahamas

Smith Valentino
P.O. Box EE-17013
Nassau, Bahamas


Saunders Scott E.W
P.O. Box 1401
Nassau, Bahamas


Stuart Jack
P.O. BoxN-433
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Basil C.
P.O. Box CR-55886
Nassau, Bahamas

Taylor Jeriad J.
Nassau, Bahamas
Wells Paul
P.O. Box EB-16193
Nassau, Bahamas

Watkins Michael G.
P.O. Box N-3712-
Nassau, Bahamas

Wilson Dallas C.
P.O. Box N-458
Nassau, Bahamas

Moxey Joseph A.
P.O. Box N-4319
Nassau, Bahamas


REG NO


Signed: Captain Anthony J. Aliens
Poft Controller


CLASS

A


B


A

A


A


B

B

B

B

A


B



A



A


B





A



A


A


A

B


A


A


A


NP: BB 2-P.I



NP: BB 3-P.I


8320


6576

8287

8132

6265


LICENCE #


7275


6723


1297


8339


6684


1188


1141


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THE Bahamas Telecommunications Company
(BTC has launched its GSM cellular services to
another four Family Islands Acklins, Crooke'
Island, Eleuthera and San Salvador at a combined
cost of $8.5 million.
"Today's launch reaffirms BTC's vision to
enhance the Bahamas competitive position in the
global community by developing and maintaining
the most modern cost effective telecommunications
solutions for our customers"," said BTC president
Leon Williams. He added that current and prospec-
tive investors in these islands will,no longer have to
worry about being able to keep in 'real time' contact
with their business associates throughout the world.
Mr Williams said that over the last 11 months,
BTC has launched GSM in Grand Bahama, Abaco,
Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Exuma, Ragged
Island and Rum Cay.
He explained that cellular service had been avail-
able in those islands for persons with existing
phones, but in many cases persons from the islands
had Nassau numbers.This meant that while they
were able to make calls at home to local numbers,
they were charged long distance rates.
"With today's commercial launching, persons in
San Salvador, for example, can have a San Sal-
vador number, and any calls they make in San Sal-
vador will be local calls," MR Williams said.
BTC project management teams are still working
to ensure full island coverage, which the company
aims to have completed in 2008.
Since the launch of GSM in New Providence in
2002, Mr Williams said the customer base has
increased substantially. Wiith the increased number
of customers accessing BTC's cellular network,
there had been a need to enhance on a continuous
basis the investments in the mobile telephone infra-
structure.
Over the last several months, BTC technical
teams have installed additional cell sites and enhanc-
ing existing ones in New Providence and in Grand
Bahama to provide BTC customers with improved
GSM coverage, said Mr Williams.
He added that Bahamians can look forward to the
roll- out of new products and services,including
mobile content, digital, voicemail and WiFi, which
is currently being tested in several locations includ-
ing the Lynden Pindling International Airport, the
Cable Beach Strip, Arawak Cay and Bay Street
BTC is currently the sole provider of wireless
services in the Bahamas. The company has roaming
agreements with more than 130 partners for its
GSM postpaid customers.


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