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PLP chairman's demand

for Perry Christie to

step down sends shock

waves through party


By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
PLP chairman Raynard
)- Rigby was under intense
pressure to resign last night
aft ef"irT o fitTW Tl -alT
for Perry Christie to step
down as party leader.
Rigby's demand that
Christie should "do the
right thing" and quit sent
shock waves through the
party yesterday and
sparked off an immediate
call for the chairman's
head.
Rigby's bold stand is the
first major salvo in the
PLP's leadership battle,
which could culminate dur-
ing February's annual party
convention.
And it brought immedi-
ate reaction from the for-
ner prime minister's sup-
porters, who poured scorn
on Rigby, with a call that
he should quit as chairman.
Mr Rigby reportedly told
PLP council members on


Thursday night that Mr
Christie should "do the
right thing" and resign his
post as atonement for the
May 2 general election loss.
Mr Rigby is taking his
own advice and has already
announced that he will not
be seeking the party chair-
manship after holding the
post for five years.
SEE page 10


M By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.het
THE Progressive Liberal Party's "Rapid
Response Committee" (RRC) has hit out at its
own chairman for allegedly asking for its par-
ty's leader to resign as atonement for the May
2 loss at the polls.
Yesterday, Omar Archer, a member of the
RRC, which is chaired by former PLP Senator
Jerome Fitzgerald, lashed out at chairman Ray-
nard Rigby, calling him a "coward" and a "nat-
ural idiot" for his comments at the party's
council meeting on Thursday night.
"Only cowards act with such hidden agendas.
It is quite obvious that chairman Raynard Rig-
by has been chosen by those who want to hold
positions of future leader and deputy leader
within the party to call for our present leader's
resignation," Mr Archer said.
"Mr Rigby (firstly) said that his resignation as
chairman came about as a result of Mr
Christie's failing to step down as leader after
suffering a defeat in the recent general election.
Secondly, he said that his reason for resigning
as chairman was a difficult decision because
he said that difficult decisions about which
candidates to run were not made by Mr
Christie. And thirdly he said his reason for
resigning as chairman was to show a certain lev-
el of maturity that is all too lacking in the PLP.
"Now first of all Mr Raynard Rigby resigned
as chairman because he was simply too arro-
gant, he was simply ineffective, and he was
void of creative ideas to further the party's


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* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A private cargo
aircraft made a crash landing at Grand
Bahama International Airport
yesterday afternoon, a senior police official
reported.
Asst Supt Loretta Mackey said the inci-
dent occurred around 1pm on runway 06,


where a white, grey, black and red Beech 18
airfreight plane registration # N38L had
crashed into a pine tree.
American pilot, Paul Slavin, 59, of Fort
Lauderdale. Florida, and his passenger,
Jacob Gitman, 50, also of Fort Lauderdale,
were not hurt.
Police received a report of the crash from
the Air Traffic Control Tower. When police
SEE page 10


Police no further
forward in Harl Taylor,
Thaddeus McDonald
murder investigations


* By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
POLICE have "nothing
new" to report about investi-
gations into the brutal slaying
of handbag designer Harl Tay-
lor and College of the
Bahamas dean Thaddeus
McDonald. both of whom
were killed in late November.
According to Assistant Supt
Walter Evans, investigations
into the high-profile killings
are continuing, but police have
not uncovered any significant
leads.
"Both of those investiga-
tions still are ongoing, but
there's nothing significant (to
report)," ASP Evans told The
Tribune yesterday.
Chief Supt Hulan Hanna
remained tight-lipped on
police investigations, but
agreed that there was nothing
to report.
On Thursday, he wouki only
tell T7he Tribune that there was
"nothing new" to report.
Last week he told Tihe Tri-
bune he was "mindful not to
say .in.\ iiin, at this stage" I'or
tear of jeopardising lthe inves-


tigations.
The murders rocked the
community, which faces a
steadily rising murder count
now standing at an unprece-
dented 75 for the year.
McDonald was reportedly
found beaten "beyond recog-
nition" with a clothes iron at
his Queen Street home on
November 16.
Two days later, the body of
Taylor was discovered in his
SEE page 10


Former Royal
Oasis staff hoping
for owed $1.4m
before Christmas
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Former
Royal Oasis workers are hop-
ing that the government will
be able to pay them the $1.4
million balance owed to them
in redundancy money before
the Christmas holiday.
Former employee Ceva
Seymour said that many of
the former workers are in
financial distress and are
depending on their money
for Christmas.
"The employees were
excited to get some feedback
from the prime minister this
week in Freeport.
"We are happy that he
gave a statement because at
least it gives us some indica-
tion that we are going to be
paid," she said.
While in Freeport, Mr
Ingraham told the media that
a resolution must be passed
in the House Assembly
beforhethe $1.4 million owed
in redundancy can be paid to
the workers.
"Once that is done we will
complete payments under-
paid to the original group
that the government paid $4
million to.
"And then, we had another
131 persons who did not get
any pay who we will make
payments to," he said.
About 1,000 workers were
laid off at Royal Oasis when
SEE page 10


Omar Archer calls party
chairman a 'coward'

mandate. That is my personal view," Mr
Archer said.
'Mr Archer, who is also seeking to hold the
post that Mr Rigby currently enjoys, said the
chairman in fact "no longer has the support
of those who voted for him five years ago.
"He has now sworn his allegiance to the
'smile in your face, Judas kiss, cut-throat fac-
tion' of the PLP. Mr Rigby could have very
well ruined what was left of his career," Mr
Archer exclaimed.
The would-be chairman pointed out that
"no-one" in politics today trusts a "turncoat".
Mr Archer also took exception to Mr Rigby's
alleged attack on Mr Christie's failure to pre-
vent certain MPs from running on the PLP
ticket in the last general election.
Mr Archer said that task as Mr Rigby
"should be well aware" is in the hands of the
candidates committee.
"As far as showing one's level of maturity is
concerned, the nation saw how politically incor-
rect, how politically ill-informed, and politi-
cally immature chairman Rigby is when he was
made to look like a natural idiot when he was
on a platform show with Wendell Jones and, if
I'm not mistaken, Dr Eneas.
"Now he is publicly calling for the leader's
SEE page 10


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FROM LEFT: Leslie Vanderpool, Naomie Harris and Chris "Kazi" Rolle,
ing the Junkanoo rush-out at BIFF closing.


Bahamian producer/actor enjoy-


Minister of State


praises Bahamas


International


Film Festival


BIFF 2007

comes to

a close

WORK and progress made
by film makers was applauded
by Minister of State, Tourism
and Aviation Branville
McCartney at the close of the
Fourth Annual Bahamas
International Film Festival.
Mr McCartney said: "BIFF
has helped to enhance every-
one who attends this festival -
whether Bahamian or not -
through the exposure it gives
to the most respected film-
makers and business minds in
the industry.
"Its participants are as cred-
ible and celebrated as those
from any other film festival in
the world."
He mentioned Sir Sean
Connery as "one of the
Bahamas' favourite actors and
supporters" and remembered
the late Bahamian actor
Calvin Lockhart and his last
film project "Rain" which was
drawn from Bahamian soil by
Bahamian producer Maria
Govan.


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o In brief

Anger over

powercuts

out west
HOME-OWNERS out
west are furious over a
spate of powercuts which
have left them without elec-
tricity for a total of 35 hours
over the last three weeks.
Cuts can last up to six
hours, often at peak periods
when people are watching
television or working on
computers.
The worst-hit area is west
of Blake Road. Homes
along West Bay Street all
the way to Gambier and
Lyford Cay have been
affected.
A resident told The Tri-
bune yesterday: "What
makes matters worse is that
BEC is never available to
take calls.
"I have spent hours trying
to get through to them, but
It's virtually impossible to'
find a real person on the
end of a phone nowadays. '
"All I get is an automated
answering system. But there
is no-one there to tell you
what the problem is."
The customer said he had
been reduced to driving
round his neighbourhood
looking for a BEC mainte-
nance van in the hope of
identifying the problem.
"We have had 35 hours of
cuts over the last three and
a half weeks," he said. "It
seems a lot of the western
area is affected. As I work
from home on a computer,
it makes life impossible.
"It's difficult to say when
this is going to happen
because the power goes off
at different times of the
day. Sometimes it's in the
morning, sometimes the
afternoon. Why doesn't
BEC tell us what the prob-
lem is?"
BEC could not be
reached for comment last
night.

Burglar

using pole to

rob homes
A BURGLAR with a
10-foot hooked pole is
making life a misery for
Nassau home-owners who
leave their windows open.
The crook uses the pole
to break through fly-
screens and lift handbags
and other items off tables
and sideboards even if
windows are barred.
"He's taking advantage
of the cool, breezy weath-
er," a theft victim said yes-
terday.
"People with barred
windows leave them open
thinking they are safe but
they're not while this thief
is around."
The crook struck at a
house off Eastern Road
yesterday, lifting a hand-
bag containing $300 off a
table after pushing the
pole through the mosquito
screen and bars.
"He's obviously an
opportunist who has found
a new way of robbing peo-
ple without breaking into
their homes," she said.


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PICTURED AT the closing Thursday evening at Atlantis Resort from
left are Craig Woods, Bahamas film commissioner, award-winning
actress Naomie Harris, Minister McCartney, Leslie Vanderpool, founder
and executive director of BIFF; and Elliot V. Kotek, editor-in-chief of
Moving Pictures Magazine.


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Man charged

with murder
* By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT A 26-year-
old Eight Mile Rock man was
charged with murder in Eight
Mile Rock Magistrate's Court
on Thursday.
Dexter Davis, of Hepburn
Town, appeared before Mag-
istrate Debbie Ferguson in
connection with the shooting
death of 22-year-old Julian
Nicholls of Freeport.
Davis was not required to
plead, murder being an
indictable offence. It is
alleged that on December 7,
Davis intentionally caused
the death of Nicholls.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Fox Hill Prison.
The matter was adjourned to
March 20,2008.

Woman

mugged in

parking lot
A 58-YEAR-OLD woman
was mugged in a parking lot in
the Montagu area on Friday
afternoon.
The woman got out of her
car at about 2pm when two
men on a motorbike "seemed
to arrive out of nowhere" and
circled her.
One man got off the bike,
threw her down and grabbed
her handbag. The bag con-
tained several hundred dollars,
her credit cards, cuff-links and
her husband's Christmas gift.
Office workers heard the
woman screaming and ran out-
side to help, but the men
escaped on the motorbike.
The incident, the employees
said, appeared to be similar to
the recent purse snatchings that
have occurred at Starbucks in
Harbour Bay.
The victim wanted to warn
people to be careful.
"I just feel angry and out-
raged," she said.

Two sentenced

for 2001 killing of
journalist in Haiti
* PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
TWO supporters of former
President Jean-Bertrand Aris-
tide .have been given, life sen-
tences for the murder of a Hait-
ian radio journalist six years
ago, a lawyer for the victim's
family said Thursday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
Joubert Saint-Juste and Jean-
Remy Demosthene were con-
victed Wednesday in the killing
of Brignol Lindor, who was
stoned and hacked to death by
machete on Dec. 3,2001 in the
town of Petit-Goave, lawyer
Stanley Gaston said.
Two other defendants,
Simon Cetoute and Fritznel
Doudoute, were not convicted.
Lindor, a journalist with
Radio Echo 2000, had received
death threats a week before his
killing for inviting government
opponents on his talk show
Saint-Juste and Demosthene,
members of the pro-Aristide
group "Domi nan Bwa," or
"Sleeping in the Woods, were
being held in Petit-Goave on
Thursday, Gaston said.
Cetoute was acquitted and
freed because no witness could
place him at the scene of the
crime.
Doudoute was not convict-


* By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
INCREASED security,
biometric enhancements,
increased demand along
with rising costs to cover
production have driven up
the fee for non-immigrant
entry visas into the United
States, embassy officials
said yesterday.
Following Thursday's
announcement of the appli-
cation increase, which goes
into effect January 1, 2008,
Virginia Ramadan, chief of
the consular at the US
Embassy, explained reasons
behind it yesterday.
"We have done a study on
how much it costs to get ai
visa issued.
"That study was done in
2004 (and) determined that
the actual cost of producing
a visa is more than the (pre-
vious cost of) $100.
"We never increased the
fee until this January
because we were determin-
ing what was the optimum
and necessary level that we
had to increase it to."
Applicants who have paid
the old fee of $100 before
December 31 and have their
visas issued by January 31,
2008, are exempt from the
fee increase, she said.

Entries
While this increase may
seem a stark rise for some,
Ms Ramadan pointed out
the visa provided multiple
entries into the US for a
duration of 10 years, work-
ing out at $13.10 per year, a
comparatively small
increase.
"It is very possible that
there will be a further
increase down the line.
Right now we are undergo-
ing additional cost surveys
to determine the true cost
of producing the visas.
"And in light of the addi-
tional security enhance-
merits that will be coming
online over the next year or
two or three, we do foresee
in the future some increas-
es, but for now and 2008 we
have nothing."
Ms Ramadan added that
the embassy's last fee
increase was in 2002, in


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response to upgraded secu-
rity measures following the
terrorist attacks of Septem-
ber 11, 2001.
Before the attacks, the
United States did not have a
co-ordinated database that
shared information, between
relevant agencies.
Following the terrorists
attacks, US government
databases became more
interactive.
Due to that increased
interactivity additional costs
were imposed on other
agencies, one of them being
the Federal Bureau of
Investigations, which pro-
vides the embassy with the
bulk of its finger-printing
information, Ms Ramadan
explained.
"That's one of the largest
portions of this $31
increase, to cover the addi-
tional cost associated with
the FBI's processing of the
fingerprints we collect."

Apply
While noting the US
allowed Bahamians without
visas to enter the United
States through pre-clear-
ance facilities, she urged the
public to apply for a visa.
"Even though you are
allowed under the law to
enter the US without a visa,
that only 4illows you to trav-
el through the pre-clearance
facilities and it does not
allow you entry into the
United States when (travel-
ling) through Europe or
another Caribbean nation."
It also does not allow
entrance into the US visa-
free if you're entering on a
cruise ship. private plane or
air-ambulance, Mf
Ramadan noted.
About 28.000 visas a year
are processed through the
US Embassy in Nassau, Ms
Ramadan said, with the
majority of those being
issued to non-Bahamian
nationals who live in the
Bahamas.
In the next year officials
hope to improve the process
of submitting visa applica-
tions by further digitising
the process to allow persons
to upload applications and
visa photos via their home
computers and send the
documents directly to the
embassy's database..


* By NATARIO McKENZIE
THE BILL for an Act to amend the Juries
Act along with 15 Bills in the Supplementary
Appropriations Act were read for the first time
in the Senate yesterday.
Earlier this month the Bill to amend the
Juries Act was passed in the House of Assem-
bly. The Bill seeks to decrease the number of
Supreme Court jurors selected in a non-capital
case from 12 to nine. The provision of the Bill
keeps the number of jurors required in capital
cases murder or treason at 12.
Members of the governing Free National
Movement contend that if the bill is passed it
should assist in the faster empinelling of jurors
and consequently improve the operation of
the criminal justice system.
Some members of the opposition Progressive
Liberal Party, however, have branded
the amendment as a useless piece of
legislation.
The Supplementary Appropriations Bill has


also generated a heated debate between the
former administration and the Free National
Movement.
The legislation seeks to provide further sums
of money for and toward defraying the expens-
es of the previous government, commencing
July 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2007.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has accused
the Christie administration of spending more
than was budgeted for recurrent and capital:
expenditure in 2006/2007.
The Prime Minister also revealed and listed
a total of 22 government ministries and corpo-
rations that exceeded the budgetary limits
established by Parliament during the 2006/07
fiscal year.
The opposition responded, however, by crit-
icising Prime Minister Ingraham's claims as a
"disgraceful attempt to mislead the Bahamian
people and shift the focus away frorim its ruinous
policy of stop, review and cancel."
The business of the Senate was adjourned to
Wednesday, December 19. at 10 am.


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ed because he was misidenti-
fied in court papers, but
remains in jail and could be
retried.
"We think it's very good for
Haitian justice. We are on the
road to seeing that light is shed
on what happened in 2001,"
Gaston said.

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ON Wednesday, the Federal Reserve
announced plans to lend $40 billion to banks.
By my count, it's the fourth high-profile attempt
to rescue the financial system since things start-
ed falling apart about five months ago. Maybe
this one will do the trick, but I wouldn't count
on it.
In past financial crises the stock market
crash of 1987, the aftermath of Russia's default
in 1998 the Fed has been able to wave its
magic wand and make market turmoil disap-
pear. But this time the magic isn't working.
Why not? Because the problem with the
markets isn't just a lack of liquidity there's
also a fundamental problem of solvency.
Let me explain the difference with a hypo-
thetical example.
Suppose that there's a nasty rumour about
the First Bank of Pottersville: people say that
the bank made a huge loan to the president's
brother-in-law, who squandered the money on
a failed business venture.
Even if the rumour is false, it can break the
bank. If everyone, believing that the bank is
about to go bust, demands their money out at
the same time, the bank would have to raise
cash by selling off assets at fire-sale prices -
and it may indeed go bust even though it didn't
really make that bum loan.
And because loss of confidence can be a self-
fulfilling prophecy, even depositors who don't
believe the rumour would join in the bank run,
trying to get their money out while they can.
But the Fed can come to the rescue. If the
rumour is false, the bank has enough assets to
cover its debts; all it lacks is liquidity the abil-
ity to raise cash on short notice. And the Fed
can solve that problem by giving the bank a
temporary loan, tiding it-over until things calm
down.
Matters are very different, however, if the
rumour is true: the bank really did make a big
bad loan. Then the problem isn't how to restore
confidence; it's how to deal with the fact that
the bank is really, truly insolvent, that is, bust-
ed.
My story about a basically sound bank beset
by a crisis of confidence, which can be rescued
with a temporary loan from the Fed, is more or
less what happened to the financial system as a
whole in 1998. Russia's default led to the col-
lapse of the giant hedge fund Long Term Cap-
ital Management, and for a few weeks there
was panic in the markets.
But when all was said and done, not that
much money had been lost; a temporary expan-
sion of credit by the Fed gave everyone time to
regain their nerve, and the crisis soon passed.


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INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, CINQUE DANIEL
HALL of P.O. Box N-10095, Nassau, Bahamas date of
birth 11th October, 1979, intend to change my name
and dateof birth to DANIEL QUINCY CINQUE. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.


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In August, the Fed tried again to do what it
did in 1998, and at first it seemed to work. But
then the crisis of confidence came back, worse
than ever. And the reason is that this time the
financial system both banks and, probably
even more important, non-bank financial insti-
tutions made a lot of loans that are likely to
go very, very bad.
It's easy to get lost in the details of subprime
mortgages, resets, collateralized debt obliga-
tions, and so on. But there are two important
facts that may give you a sense of just how big
the problem is.
First, we had an enormous housing bubble in
the middle of this decade. To restore a histor-
ically normal ratio of housing prices to rents or
incomes, average home prices would have to
fall about 30 per cent from their current levels.
Second, there was a tremendous amount of
borrowing into the bubble, as new home buyers
purchased houses with little or no money down,
and as people who already owned houses refi-
nanced their mortgages as a way of converting
rising home prices into cash.
As home prices come back down to earth,
many of these borrowers will find themselves
with negative equity owing more than their
houses are worth. Negative equity, in turn,
often leads to foreclosures and big losses for
lenders.
And the numbers are huge. The financial
blog Calculated Risk, using data from First
American CoreLogic, estimates that if home
prices fall 20 per cent there will be 13.7 miillion
homeowners with negative equity. If prices fall
30 per cent, that number would rise to more
than 20 million.
That translates into a lot of losses, and
explains why liquidity has dried up. What's
going on in the markets isn't an irrational pan-
ic. It's a wholly rational panic, because there's
a lot of bad debt out there, and you don't know
how much of that bad debt is held by the guy
who wants to borrow your money.
How will it all end? Markets won't start func-
tioning normally until investors are reasonably
sure that they know where the bodies I
mean, the bad debts are buried. And that
probably won't happen until house prices have
finished falling and financial institutions have
come clean about all their losses. All of this
will probably take years.
Meanwhile, anyone who expects the Fed or
anyone else to come up with a plan that makes
this financial crisis just go away will be sorely
disappointed.
(This article was written by Paul Krugman of
the New York Times News Service c.2007).


The Tribune Limited
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The kind that 'reared' their offspring with
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Daughters: Brundll Mpnroe and Ella Rahming;
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nationally, and 100 per cent in
some communities, depending
on how serious we imple-
mented and worked the pro-
gramme.
The FNM continues to play
the "Blame Game" on crime,
in an effort, I suspect, to dis-
guise their obvious helpless-
ness in coming up with any
kind of approach that will do
any good. Mr Ingraham
recently, in the House of
Assembly, accused the PLP of
leaving the judicial system in a
mess after five years in office.
I submit, that if the PLP left it
in a mess, as Ingraham said,
then may I suggest that it was
Mr Ingraham and his FNM
government who created the
mess, in the first place, during
their ten years in office. Perry
Christie did not dismantle any
worthwhile crime fighting ini-
tiative Ingraham may have left
in place; that's not his style;
on the contrary he, no doubt,
did everything in his power to
enhance and improve on exist-
ing crime fighting strategies.
It is my contention that the


abandonment of "Urban
Renewal" and the demorali-
sation of the Police Force will
enhance the commission of
crime and cause a dramatic
increase in the statistics, per
capital, unprecedented in the
region.
In my opinion sending those
two top cops away on some
phony study leave and retir-
ing the Commissioner of
Police, Mr Paul Farquharson,
for the sole purpose of posi-
tioning Reginald Ferguson for
the top post (commissioner)
will reap this country a har-
vest of criminal activity, but
who cares?
Certainly not Hubert Ingra-
ham.
Someone once said that we
get the kind ef government
and leaders we deserve and
maybe that is true in most cas-
es; however the Bahamian
people, in this instance, really
don't deserve this FNM gov-
ernment and we certainly do
not deserve Hubert Ingraham
- that is my view.

FORRESTER J
CARROLL JP
Freeport,
Grand Bahama,
December 12, 2007.


EDITOR, The Tribune.
CRIME and/or the level of
criminal activity in the country
ought never to be made an
election campaign issue,
except where political parties
and/or candidates wish to
"show and tell" their ideas for
fighting this evil menace which
threatens to engulf us. The
FNM, in 1992 and again in
2007 made them both issues
against the PLP, but ironically,
or by Providential design,
crime and especially murder,
escalated to its highest level
ever in our history, under both
these periods of their (FNM)
administration.
Niki Kelly, in her article,
"Between The Lines," recent-
ly, succinctly gave us the sta-
tistics for the years 1991 to, at
the time she wrote her column
in November, 2007; she said
"between 1991 and 2003,
which covered the FNM's first
two terms in office, Police sta-
tistics put the murder rate, in
the Bahamas, higher than that
of the entire USA per capital,
and three times higher than
that of Canada. In the year
2000 the Bahamian murder
count peaked at 74. With the
current number of killings
already at 71, and only four
more weeks to go before the
end of the year, it is clear that
the Bahamas will have no
problem keeping its lead. We
now enjoy the dubious dis-
tinction of having one of the
highest murder rates in the
world" unquote. All this under
Administrations run by Mr
Hubert Ingraham and his
FNM Government. Under the
PLP, on the other hapd and
for whatever reason, crime
actually fell by 26 per cent
during their first four years in
office, due directly, we believe.
as a result of the introduction
of the now world famous sig-
nature crime prevention pro-
gramme, "Urban Renewal."
Said Ms Kelly, "And the
murder rate, while it varied
during the PLP years of
between 50 in 2003; 44 in 2004;
52 in 2005 and 60 in 2006, it
never came near the FNM's
2000 figure until this year;
Could it be that the Urban
Renewal Programme. did, in
fact, make a positive contri-
bution to the fall in crime
under the PLP? ". Yes! Yes!
Yes! A thousand times yes!
We contend that Urban
Renewal, in time, had the
potential of reducing the level
of criminal activity, across the
board, by at least 75 per cent,.


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PLEASE place the following in your paper that it may be.viewed
by those decision-makers who hopefully have some sense.
If the developers who allegedly have now bulldozed some historic
ruins in the vicinity of Hole-In-The-Wall are excused for this
recent and second incident the first being when they allegedly
accidentally and possibly "illegally" bulldozed and cleared within
the Abaco National Park and by doing so, "allegedly" buried a
Bahama Parrot nest and -allegedly" got away with it then I
think there.are a number of folks who might deserve a refund.
So for all those other developers or proposed developments in the
Bahamas who have gone through or are going through the red
tape.... who have applied for or are applying for permits from
Physical Planning and Lands and Surveys...who have performed or
are performing studies on the ecological, the geological, the littoral
and topographical...not forgetting the hydrological, the infra-
structural, the economical and the chemical...in addition to further
studying the meteorological and climatological, the archeological
and sociological...and further to have been asked by BEST to not
forget studying what seems the illogical...who have spent or are
spending countless months waiting for approvals after completing
their EIAs and talking to BIA.
After meeting and conferring with the BEC, BTC, and
WSC...maybe with some correspondence also thrown in with the
AMMC.
After talking to the BNT and finishing their EMP.. .dotting their
I's and crossing their T's....These folks deserve a refund!
Because if the developers near Hole-In-The-Wall are excused a
second time, then I think all the other developers who have gone
about it or are going about it by the proper channels may deserve
some money back. For it may appear that for all their time and
money spent, all they really needed to do was wreck and repent.
MICHELLE BETHELL
Nassau,
December, 2007.
UI ,; .. . .' / ,q 1 IIF H


After the money's gone


Urban Renewal's





contribution to





crime reduction


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;ates an hour later, releasing
some 1.6 million gallons (6.1
million liters) of water per sec-
ond into the river.
The late-night decision gave
authorities too little time to
warn people who lived down-
river many of them already
n bed.


'FOR 31 IN iI WN-SERI CEg I
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* In brief

Dominican

fishermen in

custody for

allegedly

poaching
* By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net
DEFENCE Force officials
have taken 53 Dominican
fishermen into custody in
two separate incidents
allegedly for poaching in
Bahamian waters.
The group of men were
apprehended over a 24-hour
period in two separate fish-
ing vessels.
Fifty-one Dominicans
were taken into custody on
Thursday afternoon by the
Defence Force patrol craft
HMBS Bahamas, under the
command of Lt Commander
Tellis Bethel, for allegedly
fishing in the exclusive fish-
ery zone of the Bahamas.
The 86-foot "El Misma
Espiritu" was intercepted in
the Ragged Island chain,
according to the Defence
Force, with a quantity of
'fisheries resources" on
board shortly after 3pm.
Lt Sonia Miller was unable
to confirm the specific quan-
tity of fish on the vessel,
however, she told The Tri-
bune that when the vessel
arrives in Nassau at 8am Sat-
urday, the catch will be
turned over to the depart-
ment of fisheries which will
then have that information.
Two Dominican men were
initially picked up by the
Bahamian fishing vessel
'Julian" on the Cochinos
Banks in the southern
Bahamas on Tuesday after-
noon when their small boat
was found adrift.
They were turned over to
:he same Defence Force ves-
sel HMBS Bahamas and will
arrive in Nassau at the same
:ime with the crew of "El
Misma Espiritu."
Late last month, 34
Dominicans pleaded guilty to
poaching after being arrested
n a joint operation between'
police and the Defence Force
a few miles off Inagua. The
:aptain was fined $56,000
nd the fish products, all
fishing apparatus, seven
dinghies and five compres-
sors were confiscated.


Flood survivors

blast officials

for opening dam

during Tropical

Storm Olga

0 SANTIAGO,
Dominican Republic
SURVIVORS of a devas-
tating flood blamed authori-
ies Thursday for not warning
hat the floodgates of a major
dam would be opened during
Tropical Storm Olga, unleash-
ng a deadly wall of water that
killed as many as 20 people,
according to Associated Press.
President Leonel Fernan-
dez did not comment on the
decision to open the flood-
ates, and blamed global
warming for the rare Decem-
ber storm.
Olga's death toll stood at 25
across the Caribbean on
Thursday, including two other
deaths in the Dominican
Republic, two in northern
Hiaiti and one in Puerto Rico.
As Olga began lashing the
countryy with rain on Tuesday,
officials slowly released water
rom the Tavera Dam into the
Y'aque River, Octavio
Rodriguez, a member of the
committeee that oversees dams
during emergencies, told The
Associated Press.
But fearing an outright dam
collapsee that could kill thou-
ands in Santiago, the coun-
try's second-largest city, they
decided around 11 p.m. Tues-
day (0300 GMT Wednesday)
o throw open all six flood-


BAHAMIAN shoppers are
'going green' thanks to a hand-
ful of hardworking women from
the Inner Wheel Club of East
Nassau.
Concerned about the envi-'
ronmental fall-out from plastic
grocery bags that may take up
to 1,000 years to break down,
Heather Peterson, a sales asso-
ciate at Coldwell Banker Light-
bourn Realty, and Tamsin Cates,
a lawyer at Lennox Paton, led
the effort to import 5,000
reusable bags for sale in the
Bahamas.
"Our executive committee
this year felt very strongly about
doing more hands-on communi-
ty service. Many of us are pas-
sionate about environmental
issues and the bags are an easy
way to help with a serious e~nvi-
ronmental problem,' Peterson,
vice president of the non-profit
club, said.
The first shipment arrived
Wednesday at Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty on East
Shirley Street, the collection
depot for the bags.
Public response has been
overwhelming with about 2,000
bags pre-sold by word of mouth.
The attractive 'Go Green
*Bahamas' bags are on sale for
$5 each $20 for five and any
funds left over after expenses
will be donated to one of the
charities Inner Wheel of East
Nassau supports.
Among others, these include


WHY YOU VEX?

* By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
whyyouvex@tribunemedia.net
"I vex because Bahamians c .
really don't know what the
Christmas spirit is. It ain'
about buying a bunch of gifts ( '
fa' people who ain' appreci-
ate it and spending all ya'
money it's about being
nice and showing kindness. S
All I want is someone to
smile my way when 1
spending' my hard earned '
money in their shop instead
of sucking their teeth or cut-
tin' their eye at me like I doin'
them something."
Vexed consumer. ,,
"I get vex everyday holiday season man. It
is hurt me everytime I go in a shop and see all the Christmas lights
and decorations and I know all the money in my pocket have to go
on bills. Things just so expensive."
Vex and poor in Elizabeth Estates.
"I vex because it look like all dese American athletes been
juicin' up on steriods. I turn on the news the other day and see Mar-
ion Jones getting' strip of all her medals and then these baseball play-
ers on drugs too. But I always wondered how come all of them was
so thick with muscle in their in face and thing.
"I hope none of our athletes on dem' steriods, let that be a
warning to all."
Neko, Hay Street.
"You know what I vex about? Bahamian men! Decent women
can't even walk down the street dese days without 20 men sickin'
or calling' out something nasty. And what kills me, when you tell
them hi and keep walking' they trying' to hold ya' hand, and when you
keep quiet they wan' cuss you out.
I mean every woman who walking down the road ain' a prosti-
tute, show some respect man. That have me turned off from even
going to Junkanoo this year!"
Tanya, Single and not looking



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average Bahamian can go
green,' said Cates, the club's sec-
retary.
The bags are durable and
washable, and are designed
specifically for transporting gro-
ceries. The dimensions are
13x8x15, similar to the size of a
brown paper grocery bag.
Each bag has a lifetime of
about a year for a large family
that does heavy shopping. A
smaller family may shop less
often and their bags will last
about two years.
Inner Wheel of East Nassau
also created a website -
www.gogreenbahamas.com to
help educate people on envi-
ronmental issues. It contains
information on the negative
effects of plastic bags as well as
tips on how to 'go green' within
your home and at the grocery
store.
Bag orders may be placed on
the site.
'The Bahamas produces
about 400 tons of waste per day.'
Cates said.
She said with our tiny island
depending on tourism, it's
imperative to keep it clean and
maintain the natural beauty.





Sanp


Peterson and Cates are fol-
lowing the lead set by a grow-
ing number of countries and
states that have placed a tax on,
restricted or banned plastic bags.
The ever-present bags don't
biodegrade, clog recycling
machines, clutter landfills, catch
in trees and can injure or poi-
son marine life.
Hundreds of thousands of
whales, dolphins, sea turtles and
other marine mammals die every
year after eating discarded plas-
tic bags they mistake for food.
Inner Wheel of East Nassau
would like'going green' to
become a part of daily Bahami-
an lives.
"Tourists and expats are
shocked by the amount of litter
on our streets and the lack of
recycling on our island this is a
major problem that needs to be
addressed immediately before
it's too late,' Peterson said.
She felt the authorities need
to put more legislation in place
to deal with environmental prob-
lems and to enforce the law.
Also, there should be public
hearings and transparency on
environmental issues, she added.
"It's horrifying to see how


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many people throw trash out of
their car windows and dump
large loads of trash and used
vehicles on vacant land through-
out our islands,' she said.
"There's limited space on a 21
X 7 mile island where this trash
can go, so we need to keep it in
our landfills. It only takes a small
effort to get the trash where it
needs to go and also to limit the
amount of trash we all consume.
By using recyclable grocery bags,
families can save around 60 plas-
tic bags a month,' she said.
The bags will be on sale on
Saturday between 10am and
2pm at Kelly's Home Centre at
Marathon Mall, the Gourmet
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* By TANEKA THOMPSON
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CATEGORY:


POSITION


SCORE


SCHOOL


Banner (pre-school) ......................1st. . . . . . . . .......................One on One Pre-school
.................................................. 2nd . . . . .. .....................A unt Jenny's Pre-school

Overall (pre-school) ....................1st .......... 1,124 ....................One on One Pre-school
.......................... ......................... 2nd ......... . 978 .....................A unt Jenny's Pre-school

Banner (primary).......... .............. 1st. . . . . . ........................Walter Parker Primary
........................................................ 2nd. . . . . . .....................Thelm a G ibson Prim ary
........................................ ..... 3rd . . . . . . . .................St Thom as M oore Prim ary

Music (primary) ..............1st.. ........................Walter Parker Primary
................... 2nd . . . . . . . .................St Thomas Moore Primary
........................................................ 3rd . . . . . . . ..... ........................... R reality E du-C are
......................................................... 4th . .. . . . . ................................ R ever A cadem y
.. .................................................... 5th . . . . . . . ............................... W oodcock Prim ary


O overall (prim ary)......................... 1st
....................................................... 2nd
.........................................................3rd
.........................................................4th
........................................................ 5 th
......................................................... 6 th
......................................................... 7 th


. . . . 3,44......................Walter Parker Primary
........... 3,173...............St Thomas Moore Primary
. . ..... 2,784............................Woodcock Primary
. . . . 2,759....................Thelma Gibson Primary
. . . . 2,480 ...............................Revere Academy
. . . . 1,874...............................Reality Edu-Care
. .... . 1,048...........................Albury Sales Primary


Overall (Jr High)
Banner, m usic & dance ............... 1st ........... 1,678......................... A F A dderley Jr Jigh

Banner (Sr High) ......................... 1st. . . . . . . . .....'......................CR W alker Sr high
..................... ............................. 2nd. . . . . . . ......................Sir Jack H award High
......................................................... 3rd. . . . . . . . ............................North Andros High
......................................................... 4th. . . . . . . ..............................CC Sweeting Sr High
......................................................... 5th . . . . . ............................Harbour Isl All Age

Dance (Snr H igh).....................1... st ........... 838......................................... C R W alker
.................................................. 2nd . . . . . .. 784.................................Sir Jack H award
.........................................................3rd ........... 703 .......................................C C Sweeting
........................................................4th . . . . . . 628 ............................H arbour Isl All Age
....................... ............................ 5th ........... 594 ............................North Andros High

M usic (Snr High) ...........................1st . . . . 1,057.................................Sir Jack H ayward
................................................ 2nd ........... 1,040...........................................C R W walker
............................................ ....... 3rd . . . . . . 955 ............................H arbour Isl All A ge
......................................................... 4th ........... 940........................................ C C Sweeting
........................................................5th............. 814..................................North A ndros High

Overall (Snr H igh)............1............. st ..... . 3,223........................ C R W alker Snr High
........................................................ 2nd ........... 3,170 .......................Sir Jack H award High
............................................ ........ 3rd ........... 2,710 ....................C C Sweeting Snr High
................................................... 4th ........... 2,694..................................H arbour Isl High
......................................................... 5th ........... 2,476 ............................. North Andros High


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Coyote: an exhilarating 94 mins


* BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL
MOVIE REVIEW
By ML CROMWELL
"COYOTE" is intriguing and
enthralling; a surprise independent
success that delivers on plenty of
the essential levels of filmmaking -
but not all of them.
Sophomore director/actor/co-
screenwriter Brian Petersen radi-
ates with talent both in front of the
camera and behind it, sharing that
finesse with fellow filmmaker Brett
Spackman. They navigate their way
through the lavish lives of subur-
ban human smugglers with impro-
vised humour and stylish cine-
matography, unfortunately focus
ing too much time on the look an
not enough time on a structure
storyline.
Don't get me wrong thi is


definitel-a film worth seeing and
recomnliding to a friend or watch-
ing on date, it's marketable on
multip: levels. It touches on a sen-
sitive abject in a different light: an
affluat look at the perks of smug-
glinillegal immigrants into Amer-
ica ad the pitfalls that ensue when
de:ing with brutally ruthless Mex-
ic;is who do the same thing, clev-
ey coined as "coyotes"'.

Editing

Amidst the nifty camera angles
and "how'd-you-do-it" editing tech-
niques (and believe me, this film's
laden with both of them),.the core
storyline seems slightly jaded and
too convenient. Sure there's con-
flict, arguments, violence and chase
scenes but the build up to these
rewarding sequences seem awk-


hardly unscripted and flat,
exchanging necessary subtext for
subtle humour and overly explana-
tive patches of dialogue.
Here's the basics: Steve (Brian
Petersen) is a retired thirty-some-
thing with a gorgeous fiancee, Katie
(Carley Adams). and a life that eas-
ily resembles a prolonged vacation.
He plays golf in cargo shorts. He
turns down potentially promising
business ventures. He kisses his
wife-to-be like he means it. Steve's
longtime buddy, .1 (Brett Spack-
man), is a rotund vending machine
operator who spends his afternoons
stocking Cheetos in local middle
schools and 7-1 Is, having never
captured his dreams or fully pur-
sued his ambitions.
When one of .'s Mexican friends,
Pablo, is subsequently deported,
Steve is quick to go along with the
idea of smuggling him back into


the United States with little hesita-
tion and.barely a second-thought.
Wait. The same guy who's retired,
engaged and exuberantly happy
decides to pursue "immigrant pig-
gy-backing" as a hobby?
Of course he's willing to help out
a friend-of-a-friend but would he
have got into the position to retire
early if his' back-story were filled
with ill-fated misadventures? And if
he decided to get into human smug-
gling just for fun just for kicks -
then his mundane characteristics
needed to be established previous-
ly.
Steve may be trying to do the
right thing but, quoting the film's
tagline, there's a line you cross. If
he had a more definite motivation
to partake in the illegal operation, it
would make more sense when he
declines advances from his gor-
geous fiance to instead stuff immi-
grants (mostly men with thick mus-
taches and unfitted hats) into a
wooden compartment in the back
of his truck.

Plot

During the post-screening Q&A
with Petersen and Spackman, the
latter explained how the plot was
conceived, derived from a true sto-
ry about how a housekeeper and
her children were able to re-enter
America following deportation,
simply by dressing the kids up like
Americans while she hid beneath
blankets in the backseat of a
friend's car.
The same story is relayed in the
movie by Speckman's character and
is used as the catalyst of Steve and
J's criminal deeds, a major turning
point that comes about too casual-
ly and with little believability. After
figuring that they can make a cou-
ple thousands dollars bringing Mex-
icans into America, Steve and J
begin a lucrative operation as sub-
urban smugglers, offering immi-
grant-hopefuls three "travel pack-
ages" that guarantee to help
refugees get into el Estados Unidos
to live with forgotten family mem-
bers and to find a decent job.
When morality is questioned,
Steve eloquently explains to Katie,
"I know it's a felony, but we're not
doing anything wrong," expressing
his perception of his new "job", an
occupation that becomes surpris-
ingly profitable and, well, kind of
cool.


When Steve and J are discussing
various ways to smuggle immigrants
throughout different parts of the
border, their conversation is overly
informative and sounds more like a
Border Patrol brochure than two
friends talking. The lampshade
effect comes into play when Steve
asks J how he learned, so much
about human smuggling.
"Google," he answers, almost
proudly.
When driving across the border
becomes obsolete, Steve becomes a
cowboy hat-wearing, gum-smack-
ing minuteman assigned to over-
look the border while reclining in a
lounge chair, armed with a pump-
action shotgun and a pair of tinted
Aviators. Minutemen, described by
Steve as "old dudes out there with
guns, loving America," are respon-
sible for contacting Border Patrol
when they notice illegal immigrants
migrating into America. Steve,
however, uses his post as a meeting
point for J, who emerges from the
desert with groups of Mexicans on
a daily basis in order to keep their
operation running.
Things get heated when J is play-
fully ambushed by Sr. Juarez
(Oswaldo Hernandez), a top-rank-
ing member of the Juarez Cartel
and the textbook definition of a
"coyote".
Throughout Mexico, Juarez and
other coyotes are notorious for
charging to deliver a better life in
America before abandoning the
unsuspecting refugees in the swel-
tering terrain with nothing more
than what they already had -
minus a few hundred pesos.
"You don't cause problems, I
won't cause problems," Juarez
warns as he reassuringly pats J on
the back.
As the story begins to unravel, so
do the characters, along with their
integrity.
Many of them don't emotionally
or physically bond until the end of
the film, until their relationships
are on the verge of being strained
or falling apart.
Steve and J lack sentimental
momens of camaraderie that
would further develop their friend-
ship until the unsuspected end, a
shocking conclusion that caused the
entire theatre to gasp and wince
simultaneously.
Brian Peterson and Brett Spack-
man, both in attendance at this
year's fourth annual Bahamas
International Film Festival, are


equally bright stars rising in the
always expanding independent film
world. In my opinion, Peterson is
better director than a lead actor
although by the end of this film that
statement can be heavily disputed;
Spackman dazzles as a supporting
character actor and as the editor
of the film, a valuable asset to any,
production he's involved in. Kudos
to cinematographer Robb Hunt fot
turning Petersen and Speckman''
vision into titillating eye candy and4
keeping watch lead actress CaiiPc
Adams as her career blossoms.

Talent

She delivers a star-making perO
formance in Coyote that seamlcss4
ly fuses her roseate beauty with
gravitas talent as she supports Stcve
through his erroneous actions and
reckless decisions.
Brian Petersen and Brett Spack2
man both admit that they're still
working on the film, having whit;-
tied down the running time froni
over two hours to an exhilarating 94
minutes. During the post-screen.2
ing Q&A, Petersen also noted that,
"great films are never,
finished.. .they're just abandoned.'!
Let's just hope Brian Petersert
doesn't give up on this film
Because to abandon this project
without letting it reach its full
potential would make him a cine,
matic coyote, right?


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This was announced by
Deputy Prine Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Brent Sym inette, as he
addressed thL Honorary Con-
sular Corps' Clristmas luncheon
on Wednesday December 13 at
Old Fort Bay,.
The meeting provides an
opportunities ol memberss of the
Diplomatic Co)ps to interact
outside the fornul setting of the
Ministry of Foregn Affairs, as
they work together in the
furtherance if mutual
relations.
"It also provide; an opportu-
nity for me to shire with vyou
some thoughts 6n current
aspects of Bahanian foreign
policy." Mr Symontte said.
The Bahamas hls staled its
foreign policy objectives are to
remain at peace will all nations
and to cooperate Wth them in
the promotion of .vclfare of
mankind." he said.
"Other kc\ foreign policy
objectives include tie promo-


tion and enhancement of
Bahamian culture, improving
the quality of life for all
Bahamians and the protection
of our borders and upholding
the integrity of The Bahamas
abroad," Mr Symonette
said.
, Early in 2008. the relocation
of the Ministry is to be com-
pleted. as the Protocol Division
and the remaining officers sta-
tioned at East Hill Street will
be moved to the Goodman's
Bay Corporate Centre.

Services
"We trust that this move will
result in better services being
provided to the public," he said.
adding that the move is to accel-
erate the process of restructur-
ing the Ministry.
The process calls for a sys-
tematic review of the diplomat-
ic and consular offices to deter-
mine if staffing and funding lev-
els are appropriate to allow the


ions

offices to perform effectively
and efficiently Mr Symonette
said. ."
As part of ths move, the MiA,,
istry of Foreigr. Affairs is plan-f,
ning. in the firs quarter of the,
year. to hold a Heads of Mis,-,
sion meeting. This will allow
senior officers and Heads of
Overseas Missions to discus,
Bahamian foreign policy and;
make recommendations on how
to improve the performance oT
the missions and he Ministry,
he said.
"This review is essenti
because the conduct of forei
affairs has changed over t
years with even greater emph
sis being placed on bilater
agreements., summits and inte
national conferences," M
Svymonette said.
He noted that The'Baham.
has established diplomatic reli
tions with more than 70 coun-
tries. but not all ambassadors
have been named.
In this vein, the Ministry will
be making recommendations for
the accreditation of ambas-
sadors or high commissioners as
appropriate to these countries
and where possible, the appoint-
ment of Bahamian Honorary!
Consuls, Mr Symonette said.
He also announced that as of
January 2008, Bahamas Ambas-;
sador to Washington C A Smithl
will assume the chairmanship of|
the Permanent Council of the.
Organisation of Americani
States.
The Permanent Council is;
outside of the Organisation of
American States (OAS) Gener-i
al Assembly and the Council of
Foreign Ministers, the main'
decision making body of the'
OAS.
Mr Svymonette also said that!
the New Year promises to be a!
busy one for the Ministry of"
Foreign Affairs.
In January, Prime Ministe
and Minister of Finance Huber
Ingraham assumes the Chail
manship of the Caribbean Conm
unity (Caricom), and thus th
Ministry and its Overseas Mis
sins will be taking a great
leadership role in Caribbea
Community matters.
In March. The Bahamas wi
host the Caricom Intercession,
leads of Go\vernment Meeting
chaired by the Prime Ministe:
In April. the Caricom ForeigI
Ministers will hold a meeting
wilh their UK counterparts. Lat
er in ,the year, th
Caricom/Spain Summit, th
FiT/Latin America and th
Caribbean Summit. and th
Summit of Heads of State all
Government of the Africa
U. union and the African Diaspo
ra will be held.
Mr Symnonette also noted tha
the Ininistr'y \will continue t(
explore visa abolition agree
milts with a number of coLn
The Bahamas' exemption
Iroim the Schcngen visa re main
a priority.
text from the Furopean (Comn
nussion. We are advised this wil
have to be followed by a tech
nical meeting," he said.


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THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2007, PAGE 9


- LOCALNEWSI


Dynamite Daisy is



gearing up for her



'Whirlwind Weekend'


Eccentric character


to sign copies of DVD


* By PETURA BURROWS
cTribune Feature Writer
pburrows@tribunemedia.net
.THE grounds of Golden
oites World Outreach Min-
istries welcomes the eccentric
B1hamian character, Dynamite
Oiisy, today for autograph and
I'VD signing.
This event is also a promo-
non for Dynamite Production's
upcoming play. "Daisy's Whirl-
wind Weekend".
The public is invited to see
Daisy dressed in all her glory
from 10am to 5pm at the
-hurch. Daisy's DVDs and 2008
calendar will also be on sale.
Part proceeds will be given
t& Great Commission Min-
istries for their work of feed-
ing the poor, nurturing the
neglected and ministering to
the needs of drug abused per-
sons.
Tickets for "Daisy's Whirl-
wind Weekend" will also be on
sale.
A celebrity and fashionista
in her own right, the beloved
Daisy has won the affection of
many Bahamians after explod-
ing on to the Christian comedic
circuit in plays like "Daisy's
Take a Dip", "Daisy's Conch
Salad Christmas" and "Daisy's
KIa-Punkle-Up Vacation".
_Now, she's back with
"Daisy's Whirlwind Weekend",
which is being presented as
another alternative to
munkanoo or parties that may
be offered this season.
'There will be two shows
(~atinee and evening) on
Wednesday, December 26, at
t&ie Rainforest Theatre, Wyn-
doam Nassau Resorts.
Freeport audiences will be


able to see the show on Satur-
day, December 29, at The
Westin, Our Lucaya.
In "Daisy's Whirlwind
Weekend", an unexpected
storm is headed for Nassau.
Everyone is caught off-guard
since the hurricane season has
passed. The meteorology office
and media are feverishly trying
to make the public aware of the
storm.
The play opens in an aban-
doned restaurant and bar which
has become a safe haven for
persons who cannot make it to
a suitable shelter.
A businessman and his preg-
nant wife, a Haitian man, a doc-
tor, an Alzheimer's patient, and
of course, Daisy, find them-
selves cooped up in this bar.
The few hours that they
spend together under these cir-
cumstances is about to, like a
whirlwind, turn their lives
inside out, said Ms Davis.
"So we see all of their lives
kind of unfold in the front of
us. Of course, there are going to
be different issues that will
come up.
"For example, the husband
and wife are having marital
problems.
"Then, the businessman
doesn't want the Haitian there.
so there is racial tension.
"So in the play, there is some
social clash and some marital
clash, and comedy aill through
it," said Lynn Terez Davis, who
created the character of Daisy.
Ms Davis, also a minister at
Golden Gates World Outreach
Ministries, believes that theatre
is the evangelism tool .that God
has given to her. And while her
play is being led by Daisy, who
is a brazen alcoholic, there is


LYNN TEREZ DAVIS, who
created the character of Daisy.
always a subliminal positive
message. In this play, Daisy
ends up having to be the refer-
ee for all of the "little fires"
that blaze between the charac-
ters.
Though Ms Davis knows the
overall message she hopes to
convey through "Daisy's Whirl-
wind Weekend", she wants her
audience to engage themselves
fully in the play and extract its
underlying meaning on their
own.
Ms Davis is the youngest
daughter of Bishop Ros Davis
and his wife, Althea Davis, who
pastor Golden Gates World
Outreach Ministries. After
leaving the College of the
Bahamas with an Associate of
Art degree in Primary Educa-
tion, Ms Davis decided to study
theatre instead. In 2000, she
obtained a Bachelor of Art
degree in theatre arts with a
concentration in acting from
Morgan State University


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Lot #90-C comprising 21,430 sq.ft. and situated on the western
side of the main eleuthera highway and approximately 2,219 ft.
northerly of four-for-nothing road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue,
North Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Infrastructures are in place.

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

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:

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


The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following
position:

AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN

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

This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

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

- Two years as an Air Conditioning Technician and a minimum of one year
apprentice level or the equivalent in electrical maintenance and/or installation
required.
- Must have a familiarity with National Electric, or Canadian Electric codes and
NFPA guidelines for A/C required.

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


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Billionaire pleads guilty I

to filing false tax returns :


A BILLIONAIRE ranked
286th in Forbes list of the 400
richest Americans accused
of hiding millions in foreign
bank accounts, has pleaded
guilty to filing false tax returns
and paid back more than $52
million in back taxes and
penalties.
Igor Olenicoff a property
magnate who owns more than
10,000 apartments and 33 resi-
dential communities in Las
Vegas and Florida, as well as
65 commercial properties in
Orange County made the
admissions in a federal court,
after the Internal Revenue Ser-


Five Star establishment is
Executive Chef in Fine Dining.


vice charged him with filing a
2002 tax statement denying he
had offshore accounts.
According to his plea agree-
ment, Olenicoff managed to
keep $346 million in Bahamas-
based accounts, Mer-
curyNews.com reported.
According to the IRS, Oleni-
coff faces up to three years in
prison but is unlikely to serve
less than six months when he
will be sentenced in April.
"I'm pleased with the out-
come," Olienicoff told
reporters after the hearing.
"I'm not happy about it," he
added.


The PLP's 'Rapid Response

Committee' hits out at Rigby

FROM page one

resignation in the absence of political clout and now unwise-
ly spent political capital, chairman Raynard Rigby must realise
that the world does not revolve around individuals who have
become slaves to the very perception of their own images;
those who allow themselves to be blinded by unbending arro-
gance while pursuing their own agenda.
"He needs to publicly apologise to our party leader Mr
Christie and know his role," Mr Archer said.


Police no further forward in Harl Taylor,

Thaddeus McDonald murder Investigalons


FROM page one

bed at his Mountbatten House
home. Days after his death
police questioned eight people
who were working at a wed-
ding reception at the design-
er's home the day before his
body was discovered.
The seven Dominicans and
one Bahamian, who were
reportedly contracted as chefs


and waiters, were released
from police custody on Novem-
ber 23.
Due to the proximity of the
victims' homes which are only
a street apart and the appar-
ent timespan of the killings,
many insiders have speculated
about a possible connection
between the two deaths.
However, authorities have
never publicly confirmed this
possibility.


Plane crash lands in Grand Bahama


FROM page one
arrived at the scene, the left wing flap
was lodged into a pine tree and the
rear wheel had been broken.


Supt Mackey said the plane was car-
rying a quantity of cargo.
She said that initial investigations
revealed that, as the pilot landed on
runway 06, he was caught in a cross-


Former Royal Oasis

staff hoping for owed

$1.4m before Christmas


FROM page one

it closed in September,
2004, as a result of exten-
sive hurricane damage.
In May, 2005, the former
PLP government paid out
$5 million of the $6.12 mil-
lion owed in redundancy
pay to some 900 workers,
leaving an outstanding bal-
ance of $1.12 million.
Workers entitled to pay-
ments totalling under
$11,000 or less were paid in
full, and those entitled to
more than $11,000 received
50 per cent.
In October, 2007, Mr
Ingraham announced that
the FNM government
would pay the balance owed
to the former workers.
At that time, he promised
that payments would begin
in a few days.
However, workers are still
awaiting their payments into
December.
Ms Seymour, a spokesper-
son who was appointed by
the workers to act on their
behalf in getting their mon-
ey, said many of .the
employees are struggling in
Freeport.
She hopes that the reso-


lution will be passed quick-
ly in the House so that
workers can receive some
financial relief.
"Most of the employees
are in financial distress. One
employee came to me on
Tuesday and told me that
his light and water is off and
that he was depending on
getting this money this
Christmas," said Mrs Sey-
mour.
"I want the prime minis-
ter to know that we are real-
ly looking forward to get-
ting our money as soon as
next week," she said.
The Royal Oasis Resort
was recently sold to the
Harcourt Development
Group for $33 million.
The acquisition includes
the towers, country club,
casino, 98 timeshare units.
and two golf courses.
Harcourt is currently
finalising a deal with a
major international casino
and hotel operator to run
the resort.
It is estimated that up to
1,000 people will eventually
be employed across many
varied disciplines to con-
struct, refurbish, manage
and operate the resort.


wind which caused the plane to spin
out of control and skid off the run-
way, causing damage to the aircraft.
Police are continuing their investi-
gation into the incident.


PLP chairman's demand for

Perry Christie to step down sends

shock waves through party


FROM page one
"PLPs are p....d with
this," said a senior party
source about Mr Rigby's
remarks. "Council members
are hot. It would be in his
best interest to stay out of
their way."
The source added that Mr
Rigby "should not set foot
in the national general
council again."
Another source, a PLP
branch chairman, told The
Tribune that rather than
joining the chorus of critics
of the PLP leader, Mr Rig-
by should take responsibil-
ity for his inadequacies as
national chairman.
"I am not a Christie sup-
porter, but right is right.
You see, if he was elected
under Christie's watch, then
he should show some loyal-
ty," he said. "There were
many things Rigby did
poorly in terms of present-
ing the party's message, and
developing the branches."
He added: "At no time
did Christie embarrass Rig-
by by asking him to resign.
Therefore, if Rigby calls
himself an honourable per-
son, he should step down
now."
The Tribune's story yes-
terday said Mr Rigby sug-
gested in his comments to
council that there must be
leadership adjustments
after such a loss at the polls.
So far, no candidates
have publicly declared they
will challenge Mr Christie.


or Deputy Party Leader
Cynthia Pratt for the two
top posts in the PLP.
Several PLPs, however,
have already declared their
interest in the chairman-
ship. Glenys Hanna-Martin,
Paulette Zonicle and new-
comer Omar Archer have
declared their candidacies,
with MICAL MP Alfred
Gray and attorney Fayne
Thompson both considering
entering the race.
It is uncertain which of
these candidates, or poten-
tial candidates, Mr Christie
supports for the chairman-
ship. However, sources
have indicated he is not in
favour of Mrs Hanna-Mar-
tin.
Some insiders are claim-
ing that the February con-
vention will be only the first
of two during 200&, with a
second set for later in the
year to capitalise on any
move by the FNM to call
another election should the
election courts rule against
them.
"So far, no-one is chal-
lenging Christie because he
is still seen as the only man
who can hold all factions of
the party together," said
one source.
"Whatever Christie's
faults, he also has advan-
tages over any other lead-
ership challenger because
he commands the broadest
base of support.
"At the moment, no other
person has that kind of
strength."


IA PUBLIC ADVISORY

A-1 Tree Services Limited wishes to inform the public of
the road closure of church on Sunday, December 16, 2007
between the hours of 9:30am 1pm to faciliate Tree trim-
ming exercise.


Please be advised that the alternative rout will be Moss
Lane off Shirley Street.


PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENTTO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that I, CINQUE DANIEL
HALL of P.O. Box N-10095, Nassau, Bahamas date of
birth 11th October, 1979, intend to change my name
and dateof birth to DANIEL QUINCY CINQUE. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you
may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of publication of this notice.


NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that KETLER DADEUS of AMOS
FERGUSON STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, ., applying
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Cili-inship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 8TH day of December, 2007 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.


seeking an


The applicant must have

Eight (8) years minimum experience in
Executive Sous Chef position and at least

Two (2) years in Executive Chef position.

The applicant must be fluent in Spanish and have
strong knowledge in Mexican and modem Spanish
cuisine, Traditional French base is a must, this
person should as well be able to manage large
functions and should be able to teach his fellow
staffs in the art of "Tapas", ice carving and vacuum
techniques.

The applicant must have Four Season or Ritz
Carlton experience.

All interested persons should apply by faxing
resumes only to the attention of:

The Director of Human Resources
Fax # 362-6245


1- EXECUTIVE CHEF


Call424440


Pricing Information As Of: C L
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S66 0 54 Aoaco Markets 1 59 1 59 Cr,0 0 15; 0r00 100 1 000' 1
11.74 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.65 11.65 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.8 3.43%
9.60 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.60 9.60 0.00 300 0.733 0.260 13.1 2.71%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.020 4.5 2.35%
3.74 1.75 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.275 0.090 13.3 2.46%
2.65 1.22 Fidelity Bank 2.65 2.65 0.00 0.058 0.040 45.7 1.51%
12.02 9.99 Cable Bahamas 12.00 12.00 0.00 1,000 1.030 0.240 11.7 2.00%
3.15 1.90 Colina Holdings 3.15 3.15 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.6 1.27%
8.20 4.17 Commonwealth Bank (Sl) 8.12 8.20 0.08 3,000 0.426 0.260 19.2 3.17%
7.22 4.74 Consolidated Water BDRs 6.06 6.11 0.05 0.129 0.050 46.9 0.83%
2.60 2.20 Doctor's I-iospital 2.28 2.28 0.00 0.316 0.020 7.2 0.88%
6.95 5.70 Famguard 6.95 6.95 0.00 0.713 0.240 9.7 3.45%
12.80 12.02 Finco 12.75 12.80 0.05 1,600 0.829 0.570 15.4 4.45%
14.75 14.15 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.60 0.00 0.934 0.470 15.6 3.22%
6.10 5.18 Focol (S) 5.59 5.59 0.00 0.359 0.140 15.6 2.50%
1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.73 0.73 0.00 -0.415 0.000 N/M 0.00%
8.00 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6 4.14%
11.00 8.60 J. S. Johnson 11.00 11.00 0.00 0.991 0.590 11.1 5.36%
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1.3663 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.366332*
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2.9902 2.4723 Collna MSI Preferred Fund 2.990218*
1.2827 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.282687"
11.8192 11.3075 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.8192""
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Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for dally volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price 30 Junie 2007
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for dally volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prio 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
Doily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Not Asset Value
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PIE Cloning price divided by the lost 12 month earnings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1, 1994 100
(S) 4-for-1 Stock Split E .ffectivo Date 8/0/2007
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TiHEl mllL TBSUAD MR,0PE
I I I l l r


The Governor-General




promotes healthy living


* By MATT MAURA
Bahamas Information
Services

UNHEALTHY lifestyle
practices, adverse environ-
mental conditions and heredi-
tary predispositions can
increase one's risk of being
afflicted with conimunicable
and non-communicable dis-
eases, HIV/AIDS and other
conditions, and can result in
disability and even death, Gov-
ernor-General Arthur Hanna
said Thursday; December 13,
2007.
Delivering the keynote
address during celebrations
marking his visit to the Flamin-
go Gardens Clinic as part of
the Governor-General's annu-
al tour of healthcare facilities in
New Providence and Grand
Bahama, Mr Hanna encour-
aged Bahamians of all walks of
life to take up the Ministry of
Health and Social Develop-
ment's challenge to practice
healthy eating, healthy choic-
es and healthy lifestyles as they
can all help to reduce the occur-
rence of some of the predispo-
sitions many people face, there-
by ensuring healthier lives.
The Governor-General said
heart disease remains the lead-
ing cause of death in The
Bahamas and that, in many
instances, it is a complication


GOVERNOR-GENERAL Arthur D Hanna is taken to the Dental Suite
at the Flamingo Gardens Clinic during his tour of the facility on
Thursday, December 13. The Governor was accompanied by Minis-
ter of Health and Social Development Dr Hubert A Minnis. Ms
Veronica Rolle, the clinic's administrator, is pictured at far left.


GOVERNOR-GENERAL Arthur Hanna is greeted by staff of the Flamingo Gardens Clinic during his visit
to the healthcare facility on Thursday, December 13, as part of his annual visit to healthcare facilities in
New Providence and Grand Bahama just ahead of the Yuletide Season. The Governor has already visited
the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre.


of CNCDs.
"Studies have shown that a
large number of our citizens
suffer from diseases such as dia-
betes, hypertension, obesity,


stroke, heart disease and cancer
which impact our productivity
in the workplace and indeed
the country as a whole,," His
Excellency said.


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SANDILANDS Rehabilitation Centre is again
demonstrating that a successful and effective ther-
apeutic community should constantly provide
cultural orientation for clients, preparing them for
entrance into society.
One critical aspect of Bahamian culture kept
alive at Sandilands is Junkanoo.
Yesterday. Sandilands celebrated its 10th
Junkanoo anniversary under the patronage of
Mr Charles Davies, a former hospital adminis-
trator.
, On the guest-list were Carl Bethel, Minister
of Education. Youth, Sports and Culture, and
Charles Maynard. Minister of State for Culture.


The first Sandilands Junkanoo Parade took
place in December, 1997.
. The parade committee attributes its
success to the participation of the major
Junkanoo groups who graciously provide
music.
While rehabilitation may remove the individual
from the natural home environment, it ensures
that the culture of the wider community is not
ignored.
Some patients in rehabilitation may lose fami-
ly, job status and friendships,,but there is no rea-
son for them to lose their culture, Sandilands
believes.


The Governor-General chal-
lenged staff and administrators
at the Clinic to continue to
encourage the adults in the sur-
rounding communities to prac-
tice healthy living, while help-
ing to instill the importance of
"following the guidelines which
promote safe and healthy
lifestyles in the youth."
Mr Hanna said a large per-
centage of The Bahamas' finan-
cial resources are spent to treat
these conditions and their com-
plications. He said the clinic
can play an even greater role in
improving the healthcare of the
persons living in the surround-
ing communities by' continuing
to spread the message of
lie.ilhli living.
"This clinic is located in a


fast-growing community and
with development comes vari-
ous challenges inclusive of
crime, disease and threats to
the health, safety and well-
being of citizens in communi-
ties such as this," the Gover-
nor-General said.
"The Ministry of Health and'
Social Development is advo-
cating that we build a healthy
lifestyle by eating healthy,
increasing our physical activi-
ties and creating supportive
environments to improve per-
sonal and community health.
This can be done in your neigh-
borhoods, health centres, day-
care centres and the like.
"This Clinic, which is cen-
trally located in this hub of
development, has an excellent
opportunity to join in this ini-
tiative. All that is needed is the
commitment and dedication of
a few individuals to lead the
process," the Governor-Gen-
eral added.
His Excellency said there is
no doubt that there have been
"steady improvements" in the
delivery of quality healthcare
to 'the residents of the
Carmichael and surrounding
areas.,
"The nation is especially
grateful for your work in the
provision of healthcare services
to the occupants of the Chil-
dren's Emergency Hostel, the
All Saints Camp, the Deten-
tion Centre and the 27,000 res-
idents in the southwestern dis-


trict of New Providence," His
Excellency added.
He said healthcare profes-
sionals at the clinic should forge
alliances with the churches,
business places, schools and
residents to ensure that their
communities remain healthy.
which includes being free ol
crime.
"You should make every
effort to establish wholesome
activities and outreach pro-
grammes in which the youth
can become involved (in order)
to promote the use of their
energies in a positive way," the
Governor said.


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Si Frankyn Fergu.on, JP


NA S S A U EVENTS CAPTURED ON CAM E R A




The sixth' bi-annual Institute




of Bahamian Architects Awards


T HE objective of the
IBA Awards is to,
encourage, acknowledge, appre-
ciate and honor through the
professional body and the sig-
nificant contribution of Mem-
bers in the field of Architecture
& Environmental design.


1. Tripp Lantz Universal
Provision Group Rep. (spon-
sor)
Beverley Nairn IBA Exec-
utive Board, Committee Mem-
ber CBN Interiors
Carlos Hepburn IBA mem-
ber
2. Carolyn Thompson -
Henry Hepburn IBA Vice
President Henry A. Hepburn
Associate
Crystal Thompson Dan-
Brad's & McDonald Ltd Rep.
(sponsor)
3. Rodney Braynen Fellow,
IBA Member Rodney Bray-
nen & Associates.-..
Doug Smith IBA Member -
Arcop Ltd ,
Mike Isaacs IBA Member .' ..
Ministry of Work
4. Wellington Woods IBA
Member, PAB Board Member
Wellington Woods & Associ-
ates
Anthony Jervis IBA Mem-
ber, Chairman PAB Board,
Committee Member Anthony
Jervis Associates
Gus Ferguson -,IBA Mem-
ber, Committee Member Fer-
guson Associate
Kenrad Wilchombe IBA
Assoc. Member, Committee
Member Plan It Bahamas
5. Amos Ferguson Fellow,
IBA President, PAB Board.
Member, Committee Member
Ferguson Associate.
Melicianna Bethel Asst.
Director Buildings, N.I.B.
Sir Arlington Bulter Guest
Speaker
Bruce Stewart IBA Execu-
tive Board, PAB Board Mem-
ber Stewart Architects
6. Barry Vanerpool IBA
Member Space International
Ron Walker NanaWall
Architectural Representative
Reginald Armbrister IBA
Member Reginald Armbris-
ter & Associates
Kevin Mowerly NanaWall
North American Architectural
Consultant
Jonathan Adderley IBA
Executive Board Jonathan
Adderley & Associates
7. Antoinette Collie Guest
Jackson Burnside IBA
Member Jackson Burnside
Ltd.
Robin Knowles Guest
8. Kenrad Wilchombe IBA
Assoc. Member, Committee '
Member Plan It Bahamas
Sabrina Wilchombe -
Accountant
Aren Rolle Banker S. G. ,' .
Hambros
Tamara Humes Accountant


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