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Title: The Tribune.
Uniform Title: Tribune. (Nassau, Bahamas).
Alternate Title: Nassau tribune
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Publication Date: 10-27-2011
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General Note: Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.
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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Gunman chases victims on Bay St Volume: 107 No.312THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER CLOUDY, T-STORM HIGH 88F LOW 79F By DANA SMITH dsmith@tribunemedia.net BYSTANDERS were terrified yesterday afternoon when a gunman chased down two men through busy streets and shot them outside the Esso On The Run gas stationo n East Bay Street. The brazen attacker then fled the scene in what police believe was a white coloured BMW SUV with the aid of a get-a-way driver, leaving his v ictims wounded on the sidew alk. Witnesses at the gas station refused to speak about thei ncident but employees of nearby businesses told how they dropped to the floorw hen gunshots rang out. According to a witness, who wished to remain anony mous, the gunman chased the men down Fowler Street, onto the Esso station parking T w o men in hospital after being shot TRY OUR PINA COLADA McFLURRY The Tribune THEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBEST LATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5('8&(<285:(5%,//'$ 67$57$9,1*: 5('8&(+($7 $1'*/$5( 67250)5$0(:,1'2:6 By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net PERSONS found driving over the proposed legal alcohol limit will face a $3,000 fine or jail time and have their licences suspended for up to a year once amendments to the Road Traffic Act are enacted. The new restrictions are a part Governments tough stance on motorists driving under the influence of drugs or drink who are believed to be the ones responsible for most traffic accidents. Autopsies of 25 drivers who By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended 106 illegal immigrants in waters off the Exumas Tuesday. Officials say the Haitian vessel was spotted 15 nautiBy LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net TWO teenagers were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon in connec tion with a $13,000 armed robbery incident four days ago. Ross Heastie and Ryan Munnings both 19 years old appeared before gun court Magistrate Joyanne Pratt-Ferguson where they were charged with robbery, receiving, and firearm and ammunition possession. The prosecution alleges that on Sunday, October 23, the accused men robbed Carl Darville of $13,800. They were charged with receiving $6,150 of the stolen funds that belonged to Mr Darville and possessing a .38 Smith Revolver and three bullets for the weapon. The victim was making a deposit at Bank of the Bahamas on Shirley Street around 5pm when the robbery took place. The man had contacted the By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net POLICE will have more time to investigate serious crimes once amendments to the Road Traffic Act are enacted into law, said Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. As he wrapped up the House of Assemblys debate on the amendments last night, Mr Ingraham said in this time of high crime the last thing police I NSIDETODAY Y Y O O U U R R S S O O U U R R C C E E F F O O R R O O B B I I T T U U A A R R I I E E S S NOBODYBEATSTHETRIBUNE NEWS SPORT FASHION MOVIES TV MUSIC ONSALEEVERYSATURDAY G G E E T T Y Y O O U U R R L L A A T T E E S S T T C C O O U U P P O O N N S S im lovin it S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 4 4 TEEN AGERS IN COURT OVER ARMED ROBBERY 106 IMMIGRANTS S TOPPED IN EXUMA W ATERS $3,000 FINE IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE THEBLOODYSHIRT of one of the gunshot victims lies in the road after the incident yesterday, which saw two men being chased through the streets of downtown Nassau before being shot on East Bay St. Photo: Felip Major /Tribune Staff POLICE T O GET EXTRA TIME TO INVESTIGATE SUPER Value announced today a major expansion of its business in organic, specialty foods, ice creams, cheeses, and dairy products as well as frozen foods and other healthy offerings. Speaking exclusively with The Tribune and The BigT, Mr Rupert Roberts, the food store chains president, said that while the economy is not conducive to widespread expansion of the company, Bahamian consumers are demanding more and more health conscious products. We have not grown to be the largest supermarket chain by not responding to our Bahamian customers, Mr Roberts said. We are now providing them with the most choices at the lowest prices. We are adding more coolers, more refrigeration space, new scanners, new warehouse systems and refrigeration units, he said. And because of The Big T were adding 25 more checkout lanes throughout the stores, as well as new carts and a host of other improvements. We have heard and answered the Bahamians request to eat healthier. We are increasing our organic, diet, vegetarian, vegan and more specialty products and the space we devote to them, starting with our stores in Cable Beach, Top-of-the Hill, Mackey Street and Winton, SUPER VALUE TO EXPAND ...and extra lanes thanks to the Big T too! S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 5 5

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Two male residents of Bimini were tak en into custody by police in connection with the discov ery and seizure of a quantity of illegal drugs on Grand Bahama. ASP Clarence Reckley reported that the men, ages 41 and 24 years of Bailey Town, were stopped by Drug Enforcement Unit officers around 3.25pm on Tuesday on Queens Boulevard. While searching their vehicle, officers discovered four taped packages containing suspected marijuana in a green and black duffle bag on the rear passenger seat. ASP Reckley stated that the drugs seized weighs 29 pounds and has an estimated street value of $29,000. He said the men are assisting police with their investigation. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE colina.com Bahamas Home and Builders Tradeshow andEnergyExhibition2 0 1 1The Best of Professionals in every area you could need for building, renovations, repairs and more! Friday, November 4th at 6:00pm (By Invite Only)Saturday, November 5th at 9:00am (Free Admission) Sunday, November 6th at 9:00am (Free Admission) Wyndham Nassau Resort Ballroom Cable Beach, Nassau,The Bahamas Se c u r e Y o u r B o o t h S p a c e T o d a y V i s i t O u r W e b s i t e R e g i s t e r T o E x h i b i tw w w b a h c o n c o m The Bahamas Home & Builders Show (BHBSgest annual consumer trade show in the Bahamas.The BHBS offers the largest display of products and materials in more than 200 construction product categories and attracts more than 3,000 professionals and consumers from around The Bahamas and The Caribbean. Despite the challenging state of the worldseconomy,professionals and consumers alike should use this opportunity to increase efciencies,re-tool their businesses and continue to educate themselves in order to be ready for all business opportunities.Log on today to our website for more information about the show and to download exhibitors, advertising and attendees registration forms. PREVIOUSEXHIBITORS:Assured Financial Services B ahamas Foam Insulations B ahamian Paint Supply Best Buy Furniture C abinet World Carpet World Designer Concrete Solutions Enviroscape Inc. Green Cleaners Bahamas HomeKo Home Depot I nstiuarch Magazine Interior Exterior I sland Sight and Sound J R. Electric Ltd. Jolly Roger K elly's Lumber Yard L owe's Home Centre Marathon Bahamas Master Technicians Ltd. P aint Suppliers Planet Trading Group Precision Industries P rofessional Pest Control The Hardware Boutique The Paint Depot T he Paint Place Triple H. Custom Designers Trupine Products W estern Hardware and LumberFree Give-Aways, Products, Seminars,Training and more. $50,000 Worth of Prizes and Giveaways! MINISTRYOFTHEENVIRONMENT F or more Info contact the office at 376-8463 or 454-1022 oremail: info@bahahcon.com or admin@bahcon.com.ALLTHEINFORMATIONYOUNEEDUNDERONEROOF! By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Grand Bahama Police have arrested one man and are searching for two others involved in a home invasion and armed robbery at Pioneers Loop ear ly Wednesday morning. ASP Clarence Reckley, assistant press liaison officer, reported that police receiveda report around 5.28am that three men had jumped overa fence in a nearby yard. According to reports, the suspects had kicked in the front door to gain entry to a residence, where they held up the occupants and demanded cash. Several police units were dispatched to the area to investigate. While in the area, officers observed three suspects fleeing from a home. Mr Reckley said officers pursued the suspects and were able to apprehend one man who is assisting them with their investigations. A firearm and several rounds of ammunition were also recovered, along with some items that were taken from the home. The matter is under active investigations. SEAR CH UNDER WAY AFTER HOME INVASION TWO MEN ARRESTED OVER DR UGS FIND By DANA SMITH dsmith@tribunemedia.net R ELATIVES and friends of Rev Prince Hepburn remember him fondly as a charitable man who lived a life full of purpose. Rev Hepburn died on T uesday evening of natural c auses at his home in Bain Town. He was 92. Born July 11, 1919 at the Cove, Cat Island, Rev Hepburn dedicated his life to charity. O ne of his more eminent a ccomplishments was the foundation of the Star of the Bahamas Charity Guide in 1940, an organisation that offers an annual summer camp to underprivileged boysa nd girls. Sonia Marshall, the daught er of Rev Hepburn, described her late father as: A charitable person, a disciplinarian, a strong and focused individual. We remember him as somebody with a golden heartt owards the underprivileged boys and girls of this nation. Charity was his gift and he w ent after his gift with a passion. We are saddened, but its m ixed emotions, Mrs Mars hall said. Because hes been with us for so many years, we will miss him but hes done s o much he lived a life full of purpose. Sir Durward Knowles, a c hildhood friend of Rev Hepb urn, said the two were very close. According to friends, Rev Hepburn was a part of t he Knowles household, almost as a child of the family. Ive known him all my life, h e was a brother to me, Sir Durward said. He was a Christian gentleman and one of the finest Bahamians youc ould ever meet. I had the greatest respect for him. In addition to his work with t he Bahamas Charity Guide, Rev Hepburn was president of the Bahamas Brotherhood,a n organisation known for p roviding an annual Christ mas treat for more than 2,000 underprivileged children. H e also founded the Cat Island Association in 1958 to promote the welfare of thec hildren of central Cat Island. Likewise, he was the founder of the Womens Mis sionary Council of the B ahamas and served on the Licensing Authority Board for four years. Rev Hepburn served as chairman of the Child Pro t ection Committee for two years, as a member of the M inistry of Education Advisory Council for five years, and as a member of the Advi s ory Council Committee on W elfare and Social development. He also served on the Bahamas Red Cross Council f or 30 years. Rev Hepburn received seve ral accolades and awards during his lifetime: In 1966 he was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming invested into the Q ueen's Order of Chivalry for his services to the people o f the Bahamas. In 1978 he received the annual humanitarian award f rom the Bahamas Elks Assoc iation. In 1946 he was appointed Justice of the Peace. In 1961 he received the C onstitution Medal for Out standing Service. In 1993 the Ministry of Youth and Personal Development presented him with the National Youth Leaders R ecognition Award. Mrs Marshall said: I can truly say that our father has walked with the rich and f amous, with kings and queens, but he still remained lowly and humble. He preferred to live in the Bain Town area. That was where he wanted to be, thatw as where his heart lived, she said. He lived there all his life and he died there. He lived his way. TRIBUTES PAID TO CHARITY CHAMPION REVPRINCE HEPBURN who h as died aged 92

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B y CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter c nixon@tribunemedia.net H URRICANE repairs and assistance continue throughout the southern Bahamas nearly two months after the passage of Hurricane Irene. Prime Minister Hubert I ngraham yesterday gave an update to parliament on the situation in Acklins, CrookedI sland, Long Cay and Mayaguana in the aftermatho f powerful storm. T he repair and restoration p hase of the NEMA assistance programme began in the southern Bahamas onS eptember 19 and is ongoing, Mr Ingraham said. According to the prime minister, 105 homes in Ack l ins were impacted by Hurricane Irene, 17 of which sustained major damage with o ne completely destroyed. More than $152,500 has been spent on the purchasea nd shipment of materials for A cklins so far, Mr Ingraham said. He said 47 people have r eceived materials from the first delivery to Acklins and a second shipment departed N assau on Tuesday, which should have arrived yesterday. The first repairs have a lready commenced on the homes of senior citizens, who were designated a priority. I n addition, Mr Ingraham said, two teams of residents from Acklins of nine individ-u als will be engaged to com mence repairs on additional homes following the arrivalo f the second shipment of building materials. As a result of complaints from Acklins regarding the distribution of relief goods, Mr Ingraham said a retired Defence Force officer is being dispatched to the island to oversee the aid efforts. The director of NEMA will also be visiting Acklins before the end of the week, he said, adding that this will delay the start of the next phase of repairs. Mr Ingraham reported that 44 homes were damaged in Crooked Island, six incurring major damage while one was completely destroyed. He said: Building materi als have been purchased for NEMAs repair programme in Crooked Island at a cost of some $16,000. Repairs on 12 homes have been completed so far and additional building materials are en route to Crooked Island, Mr Ingraham said. When the supplies arrive, nine residents will be engagedto complete repairs on 15-20 houses, he said. In Mayaguana, 79 homes were damaged by the hurricane, but fortunately all sus tained only minor damage and most require only roof repairs, the prime minister said. Repairs on four homes have been completed and more supplies are expectedto arrive in Mayaguana this week. Additional repairs on homes, primarily the homesof senior citizens, will take place over the next three weeks and will cost $8,638 in wages, Mr Ingraham said. The NEMA repair programme benefits senior citizens and other disadvantaged residents who qualify. In other cases, building sup p lies are provided to home owners who are able to organise their own repairs without further help from NEMA. M EXICO IN PATH M EXICO (APMeanwhile, tourists fleeing Hurri cane Rina crowded Cancuns a irport yesterday, even as the cyclone lost some of its puncho n a course for Mexicos r esort-studded Caribbean coast. Authorities evacuated some fishing communities and c losed schools along the coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, and NASA cut short anu ndersea laboratory mission n ear Key Largo, Florida, bringing the crew back to land. R ina is forecast to remain a hurricane as it sweeps along Mexico's most popular touristd estinations Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, on Thursday, though forecasters predicted it would c ontinue to weaken. Rinas maximum sustained winds dropped to 85 mph (135 kph noon, down from 110 mph (175 kph was about 190 miles (305 kilom eters) south-southeast of the island of Cozumel, and was m oving to the westnorthwest at about 5 mph (7 kph L ines snaked to the ticket counters in the crowded Cancun airport as jumbo airliners headed to Canada and Europe waited in pouring rain. Many travelers said they had already scheduled to leave Wednesday. But Janet Gallo, 41, of New York City decided to cut short her fiveday trip to Playa del Carmen. The projected track shows Rina curving east toward Cuba and the Straits of Florid a by early next week, though the Hurricane Center cautioned there is great uncer t ainty as to where Rina will be located by the weekend. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 3 $ <28/22.,1*)25$0DQDJHPHQW&RQVXOWDQW" %XVLQHVV:RPDQSRVVHVVWKHIROORZLQJVNLOOV ,QIRUPDWLRQHFK +XPDQHVRXUFHV &RPPXQLFDWLRQ ,QVXUDQFHDQDJHPHQW)/0,&HUWLHG 2SHUDWLRQVDQDJHPHQW %RRNNHHSLQJHUYLFHV$FFRXQWVD\DEOH $FFRXQWVHFHLYDEOHV3 D\UROO ,QYHQWRU\ %DQNHFRQFLOLDWLRQ &RQWDFW0DFLH'DZNLQV+DQQD 3 1DVVDX%DKDPDV 3 ( PDLO'DZNLQVDQGDVVRFLDWHV#JPDLOFRP SHIPS SHELTERING FROM RINA IN THE BAHAMAS ASHURRICANERINA builds elsewhere in the Caribbean, the Bahamas has become a port safe from the storm, with more ships pulling in for safe harbour. The hurricane is expected to continue moving towards Mexicos coast before edging back towards Cuba, although there is greatu ncertaintyover Rinas path by the weekend. Photo: F elip Major / Tribune Staff PEOPLE A T the airport in Mexi co, looking to catch a flight out o f the path of Hurricane Rina. ...but meanwhile repairs still go on in southern islands after Irene

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EDITOR, The Tribune. It is a given that the nation is in a polarised state. The arto f class warfare is alive and w ell. Divisions abound among our people and The Bahamas is lurching from pillar to post. All, however, is not yet lost and we need not, at this time, w rite the obituary for our b eautiful country. Yes, there are a number of serious chall enges and more than enough societal and economic barbarians at the proverbialg ates. It is my humble submission, however, that if we were to t ake a less politically tribalism a pproach that most of what ails us can and will be cured. Let us take a close look atc rime; its alleged causes and suggested solutions. While we are at it, let us not neglect tof igure out why our infrastructural work in New Providence is in such a shambles. Of course, we must also ask the hard question: Is the Prime Minister up to the daunting tasks which confront him? C rime and the fear of crime are literally killing The Bahamas. Far too many misguided persons have lambasted the current Minister of National Security and sought to blame h im for the state of crime in o ur nation. Is this, however, a fair and balanced status quo? Crime begins within the innerm ind of an individual. It is absolutely impossible for the Minister or the police to enter the mind of an individual andd etermine, in advance, that he or she will commit or is disposed to commit a crime. W e must find the ways and means to encourage rehabili tation and the literal trans f ormation of the thought p rocesses of recalcitrant antisocial individuals, especially the more youthful ones. Ad edicated form or system of urban renewal must be implemented in short order, b y whatever name youd wish. All of this unnecessary politically charged in your face must cease and desist. T he state of our major roads in New Providence is beyond the pale. The Permanent Sec r etary and the substantive Minister of Works are, apparently, oblivious to the grid lockw hich the road builder has cre ated by the disjointed schedule of work. Traffic flows are extremely frustrating and have led to a massive decrease in productivity of many workers and managers. Why not fix or rehabilitate one road at a time? Why not deploy the traffic and otherp olice officers in the known hot spots instead of having large numbers of them hanging around; looking pretty and doing absolutely nothing?W hat is the erstwhile Comm issioner of Police saying or doing about this? In fact, w here is he? T he Rt Hon Prime Minister used to have the fire in his belly, so to speak but, I postulate, that he has long ago l ost it. He seems to be on cruise control as is, apparentl y, the nation at large. A slew o f potentially bogus bills were recently presented in the House of Assembly (and we s pell assembly with an a, t hank God). The PM is well aware that these are not going anywhere any time soon. N or will they be all things to all men as we go into the electoral mode. No doubt, the r ight honourable gentleman a nd his hapless colleagues on t he front bench mean well but the road to hell, historically, h as always been paved with good intentions and a massive dose of shaving cream. N othing has changed. To attempt, perhaps uncon stitutionally, to impose minim um and maximum punishm ent guidelines and to agree to a parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of TheR oyal Bahamas Police Force due to public hysterics is not progressive or conducive to nation building. What will such attempts do t o the independence and e ffectiveness of the judiciary? What will they do to the overall morale of the police force? Is the veil between the separation of the three branches of g overnment being lifted and, i f so, what will the lasting repercussions be? Talking w hat might appear or designed to appear as a good talk is one thing. To drag thej udiciary and the police into the harsh and glaring arena of politics is another. T he PMs shelf life may w ell be at an ignoble end. Like he would have shouted at his greatest benefactor andm entor, publicly, in the honourable House of Assembly (or is it the House of the Asn ot too many years ago: It is time to go........., does that same unwarranted outburst now apply to him? I used to love and admire the PM with an unbridled affection. Time, however,a lters many, if not all, cases of infatuation and delusions. It is always painful to realise that the object of ones passion is yet another individual made of brittle clay. Realist ic decisions are not being m ade, in my view and not enough, if anything, is being done to heal the nationalw ounds. To God then, in all of these mundane things, be the glory. O RTLAND H BODIE Jr Nassau, October 7, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon. Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas I nsurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama HES MAYOR of a city where Democrats and organised labour are famous for working side by side, but Rahm Emanuel is now turning up the heat on Chicagos unions. Emanuel has ridiculed the practice of paying heavy equipment operators overtime just to get ready for work. Hes invited private trash haulers to square off against city crews to see who does a better, cheaper job. And hes called out transit workers for getting paid time off not only for their birthdays, but for the day they landed their jobs. Mayors and governors across the country have criticised organised labour in their efforts to ease budget problems. But the public spatsb etween union leaders and the former White H ouse chief of staff are a brand-new spectacle in Chicago, where for generations unions have kept a tight hold on many jobs and played an important role in the party politicalm achine that kept mayors in office. Its an effort to demonise the workforce, complained Robert Kelly, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, which city officials blamed this month fort he need to cut $277 million in public transportation funds. Since taking office in May, Emanuel has portrayed himself as the champion of taxpayers and even the citys schoolchildren ash e targets the overtime pay, perks and work s chedules of teachers, garbage collectors and other workers in the three dozen unions that represent more than 60,000 city employees. Union leaders recall heated differences with Emanuels predecessor, Mayor Richard M Daley. But Daley, they say, kept most of the disputes behind closed doors. Emanuel has confronted them in headlines and nearly weekly news conferences. Emanuel, a former Clinton administration aide and congressman, has taken tough stands a gainst organised labour before, particularly d uring the 1994 negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement. But he came into the mayors office less reliant on the unions than his predecessors, due to the more independent coalition that helped him get elected. Hes calculated that organised labour in this city is in a less powerful position to inflict some sort of pain, said Robert Bruno, a professor of labour and employment rela tions at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Unlike previous mayors who maintained a level of diplomacy, hes calculated that he can take these public stands, that he can bes o confrontational. Emanuel spokeswoman Chris Mather said t he complaints ignore all that Emanuel and the unions have done together since he took office. The two sides passed a comprehensive wellness plan, she said, referring to a programme to manage chronic health prob lems for city workers. We are working with them to competitively bid city services, and city officialsjust sealed a deal governing much-debated u nion rules at the mammoth McCormick Place convention centre. Thats huge. At a time when people line up for jobs that pay little more than minimum wage, Emanuel has been quick to note examples such as one sanitation worker whose overtime alone in the first four months of the year totalled nearly $38,000. Nobody takes advantage of city taxpayers as if theyre dumb money, Emanuel said shortly after announcing he would lay off 625 city workers, including some at the water departments call centre and custodians at airports and libraries, because union leaders wouldnt bring costs down. Im not looking to beat labour. I want them to be a partner, said Emanuel, whos aid he recognises the role organised labour p lays in the economic and cultural fabric of our society. But, he said, You cannot be a full partner if what you say is, Everybody has to put skin in the game but us. A fter taking office, Emanuel swiftly began pushing changes to city work rules, such as one he says pays $8 an hour more to mechanics than to machinists. He also wants to stop paying garbage collectors more when theyw ork alone than when working with someone else, when the amount of work doesnt change. He cancelled a raise due to teachers and is battling the teachers union over his promiset o lengthen school days. He recently l aunched what might be called the Trash Olympics to see whether public or private employees do the best job on Chicagos recycling collection. Emanuel also successfully pushed for unions that represent carpenters and truck drivers to eliminate rules that trade groups said raised their costs and dissuaded them from holding conventions at McCormick Place. Among other things, the rules prohibited exhibitors from unloading their own vehicles and using their o wn tools to set up booths. U nion leaders insist that beating them is precisely what Emanuel has set out to do. They say he is not giving the public the whole story. For example, they say, his call to save $234,000 in overtime pay by cutting 30 minutes of prep time for hoisting engineers fails to mention it saves the city even more money because other workers arent waiting around for the equipment to warm up. Transit workers take exception to the notion theyre pampered. The reason why you give people birthdays (and anniversary days) off is because in the private sector they get more holidays, said Jorge Ramirez,p resident of the Chicago Federation of Labour. You cant shut the system down, so y ou get creative. One after another, union leaders complain that they learn about Emanuels complaints not in meetings with him but in the media. Theyve gone on a union-busting campaign, said Robert Kelly, the transit union chief. And hes counting on the average person, especially those (who are ployed or are struggling, to be angry at theu nions. (By Don Babwin, Associated Press Decision points and time to heal LETTERS l etters@tribunemedia.net Even in Chicago, mayor goes after unions Now through Sat Nov 12 on Mackey StDURING NASSAU GLASS COMPANYSART GALLERY & LIGHTING CENTREPre~Christmas SaleA M O S F E R G U S O N O R I G I N A L ST a k e a d v a n t a g e o f t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y t o s a v e !L i m i t e d s u p p l y o f A m o s p a i n t i n g s a v a i l a b l e D o n t m i s s o u t o n o w n i n g a c h e r i s h e d A m o s O r i g i n a l EDITOR, The Tribune. I must congratulate John Issa of Breezes Hotel for making it known that pure casino resorts no longer havet hat magnetism. U nless we are totally asleep, what is coming to Miami and Miami Beach with the pro posed 3-Destination Resorts of the top US Casino-Hotel companies will shoot all that is s aid to be best in class off t he map at Baha Ma. A sk yourself what attracts visitors to Atlantis? Anyone employed at Atlantis will tell you the aquarium and amenities (slides W hat is Baha Ma going to offer to challenge? Macau is the global centre of large mega resort investments, everyone who is someone is there and all are making enormous profits, but as I mention above Miami and Miami Beach could bring all the US players on our doorsteps and then what? The state of Massachusetts has recently also approved casino licenses, the north-east i s one of the areas where The B ahamas traditionally pull visitors from. 150 miles east of Mississippi there is organ ised gaming of some kind. W ere the words of Sir Sol K erzner absolutely correct? A staged introduction at Baha Ma made enormous sense as Atlantis GM said recently, he is unaware of where the airlift to fill 3,500 rooms ( 7,000 beds) is going to come f rom plus Atlantis. J amaica has recently approved the granting of casino licenses to mega, Baha Ma like projects and the same folks who are developingA lbany are heavily involved in one project...$2.5 billion. In recent World Tourism Awards, The Bahamas was not placed again...many who are sensible looking at The Bahamas Tourism product ask is it still better In The Bahamas? H. HUMES, Nassau, October 24, 2011 Bahamas still a g ood bet?

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and eventually to the other l arger stores. Why more checkout l anes? Because we have seen a big increase in business since we started doing coupons with The BigT, saida smiling Mr Roberts. We will have hundreds of new items to the thousands of items you can already geth ere at the best prices, he a dded. Our success is service, service, service. We give the people what they are demanding and our consumers are asking for a bigger variety, better value and healthier choices without all these preserva-t ives. C lifton Fernander, Director of Perishable Merchandising, who has been with Super Value for 37 years, said that we have reorganised and modernised our businessf rom the inside in order to handle the growth and expected demand in our new and e xpanded offerings. We have just completed replacing our warehouse r efrigeration system with a new state-of-the-art cold stora ge system costing over half a m illion dollars. We also have implemented one of the new s tate-of-the-art store-to-warehouse inventory/ordering systems in order to get groceries and perishables to the stores in the most efficient, effectivea nd freshest manner, Mr Fernander said. At our Cable Beach store, we are adding 12 feet of dairy along with 20 feet of specialty ice cream cases, 24 feet of new s pecialty frozen foods, 24 feet o f new specialty grocery items, such as European bagels, pastas, teas, drinks,j uices and 16 feet of multid eck cheeses, added Mr Fern ander. We are also adding new similar equipment to the M ackey Street Top-Of-TheHill and next year to Winton and the other larger stores,M r Fernander explained. We are bringing in products from Robert's Bakery, the third largest bakery in the UK. They bake over 2 million loaves and rolls a week. Products such as onion bread,t omato and olive bread, cranberry bread for Christmas and real English muffins and crumpets. Coupled with those offeri ngs, he said, well bring in W rights pies. The ex-pats will r emember and love the steak and kidney pies, chicken and mushroom as well as Cornishp astries and sausage rolls. No need to pay overweight charges on your BA flight as you can pick up the freshest,b est tasting products at your neighbourhood SuperValue as soon as you land or every w eek, Mr Fernander added. Were not done, were bringing in the English bacon, Yorkshire pudding, cod in b utter sauce, Rani I ndian pre-cooked e xceptional quality hand-made restaur ant style Indian meals and sauces. Im not done y et, said Mr Fern ander, because were also bringing in Iceland frozen foods without any genetically modified ingredients int heir brands as well as a host of organic items from KeHE distributors, one of the worlds largest health food organizations. Were bringing in new o rganic products, such as y ogurts, cheese, ice creams, pastas, organic chicken, lamb, WAGYU beef. Andf or those who have particular religious affiliations, such as our Jewish brothers, were bringing Kosher items asw ell. Last, but by no means least, were now bringing in S cottish smoked salmon and English and French cheeses for all those party appetisers. You name it, we got it. Mr Roberts has always preached service, service service as the mantrat o the success of Super Value and so were delighted to be a nnouncing these enhancements, said Mr Fernander. H e lauged:If you can't f ind it in our stores, then please give us a ring at the h ead office. Well find it and if we cant find it and bring it in for you, then it aintm ade! Most of the construction will be finished by early January, but the products will be available and will be advertised effectively from today. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 5 7KHULFKPDQVZHDOWK LVKLVVWURQJFLW\ $QGOLNHDKLJKZDOOLQ KLVRZQHVWHHP f 3URYHUEV SUPERVALUE TOEXPAND f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e THEMACKEYSTREET Super Value store which, along with the Cable Beach store, will benefit from the expansion, leading to the addition of new ranges, such as English foods fromW rights, such as the one pictured right ONE OF the new refrigeration systems at Super Value that isa crucial part of the expansion.

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE PMURGES ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO REGISTER By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net P RIME Minister Hubert Ingraham urged all eligible voters to register as soon as possible. Speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr Ingraham said: There is still an opportunity to register to vote in the next general elections. Bahamians who are eligible to v ote are urged to do so last minute registrations ought to be avoided. Our system of registration of voters is unique; perhaps the most democratic and fair in our region a new register of voters must be prepared every five years. With the Boundaries Comm ission already appointed, Mr Ingraham said it is the governments aim to achieve the fairest distribution of seats according to the countrys geography and population which can only be accomplished with up-to-date information on the distribution of registered voters. Individuals seeking to register should bring proof of citizenship such as a valid passport; a birth certificate and a valid ID or documentation; or a current voters card and appropriate documentation. In New Providence, voter registration centres are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, at: Parliamentary Registration Department, Farrington Road Town Centre and Marathon malls General Post Office, East Hill Street Carmichael Post Office Elizabeth Estates Post Office Super Value, Mackey Street National Insurance Board, Baillou Hill Road Lynden Pindling International Airport Evening registration, between 5pm and 7pm, takes place at Parliamentary Registration Department and at Marathon Mall. In Grand Bahama, the Parliamentary Registration Department and NIB building are open for voter registration Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm. The Post Office on Explorers Way is open for registration Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10am to 3pm and the Eight Mile Rock East Township Building are open from 10am to 3pm. Family Island residents can register at the Administrators Office during normal working hours. PRIME MINISTER Hubert I ngraham h as urged eligible voters not to wait until the last minute tor egister.

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE PEDIATRICIAN Dr P aul Hunt, one of the Medi cal and Dental Associa tions 2011 honorees, donat ed his award to a local shel-t er for children. Dr Freeman Lockhart, a m ember of the association, presented the cash prize t o Brennamae RolleCooper, administrator of t he Grand Bahama Childrens Home (GBCH T uesday. We were thrilled to hear that Dr Hunt would be so generous to our home it really goes above and beyond his role as a doctor, said Mrs Cooper. This donation will be used to help our ongoing expenses and we want to thank Dr Paul Hunt and the entire Medical and DentalA ssociation for their cont inued support of our chil dren. :LQ )5((D PPRJU DP IRU OLIH DOCTOR GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY DRFREEMANLOCKHART donates money to the Grand Bahama Childrens Home. Receiving the donation are Brennamae Rolle-Cooper, and Enzy Jones, GBCH assistant administrator. W W e e w w e e r r e e t t h h r r i i l l l l e e d d t t o o h h e e a a r r t t h h a a t t D D r r H H u u n n t t w w o o u u l l d d b b e e s s o o g g e e n n e e r r o o u u s s t t o o o o u u r r h h o o m m e e Brennamae Rolle-Cooper

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THE recent high electricity bills are a sign that the Bahamas needs to adopt altern ative energy solutions, Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour said. He was speaking on October 24, as the Ministry of theE nvironment launched Energ y Awareness Week at the Paul Farquharson Centre on E ast Street. Mr Neymour said: The syst emic nature of this problem d emands that a holistic approach be taken. One approach requires t racking down each unit of e nergy wasted, to minimise t he need for future expansion o f infrastructure. It must be recognised, h owever, that while reliance on tried and proven technolog ies, both renewable and nonrenewable, provides a level of c ertainty in the short term, w ithout focused research and development of emerging t echnologies, the likelihood of establishing indigenous forms o f clean technology diminish rapidly. M r Neymour discussed the potential of solar water h eaters, which the governm ent has been testing for sev eral months. He said: Typical systems i nclude a storage tank, a collector panel and a fluid to transfer the energy from the s un to the water. There are many different types, each having their relat ive advantages and disadvant ages, however a very efficient type, the thermosiphon model, i s the most used world wide. It s aves on investment and maintenance cost and is presently b eing installed in government provided homes here in the B ahamas as a part of a pilot p roject. But, Mr Neymour said, r enewable energy technolog ies will encounter a number o f challenges in the Bahamas. Among these are the lack o f awareness among potential u sers, the lack of knowledge and skill among the local work f orce, the high initial cost of e quipment, and the need for further incentives, he said. D uring Energy Awareness Week, the ministry will cond uct a series of school visits t o promote energy efficiency and encourage students to e xplore new and bright ideas i n energy, Mr Neymour a dded. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 9 The Mercedes-Benz C-ClassYour most enjoyable drive ever.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a pleasure tobehold offering a new interpretation of driving pleasure. Its taut lines lend it an air of effortless superiority while the wide radiator grille and distinctive rear section announce a vehicle with a real presence and dynamic personality. Few cars can compete with its ability to adjust so many facets of its character from the interior to the drive technology so quickly and precisely in response toexternal conditions and your own particular needs. The key to this flexible response is the standard-fit Agility Control Package which includes selective damping. The interior offers noticeably more space and a more distinctive atmosphere tosuit your taste. As you will see, the C-Class is the perfect embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz philosophy.Tyreflex Star MotorsWulff Road, P. O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 Fax 242.323.4667OUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPONENT NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY. MINISTER OF State for the Environment, Phenton Neymour discusses the benefits of decreasing the nations dependence on fossil fuels. On his right is Minister of the Environment, Earl Deveaux. P hoto:Gena Gibbs/BIS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CALL BY MINISTER

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE .,'=&,7< MONTAGU MP Loretta B utler-Turner is asking creative youngsters from across her constituency to design an o fficial greeting card in time for Christmas. Tomorrow, Mrs ButlerTurner will launch the con s tituencys first Christmas card competition and is asking residents between the ages of1 6 and 25 to create a card with a Montagu theme depicting aspects of the pict uresque constituency. A panel of independent judges will decide the top t hree cards. The winning design will be printed on cards to be sent to constituents, friends and even f oreign colleagues and partners. Additionally, the winner will receive an Apple iPad,w ith the second and third place finishers receiving cash prizes and having their d esigns featured on the back of the cards. Entries should be marked Montagu Christmas card competition and can be dropped of at the Montagu Constituency headquarters, 6 6 Village Road, or emailed to Montaguchristmascard@ gmail.com. T he closing date for entries is Friday, November 18. FUNDS raised during a police band conc ert last week in Freeport were donated to the Home for the Aged. From left: Inspector Kevin Mortimer; Acting Assistant Commis-s ioner of Police Emrick Seymour; Agatha Thompson, administrator of Grand Bahama H ome for the Aged; Sgt Ellen Strachan; officer Cordell Capron. P hoto: Vandyke Hepburn FUNDS RAISED DURING POLICE CONCERT TO HELP THE AGED YOUNG ARTISTS TO GET INTO CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

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LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 11 lot, and then onto Bay Street. Although the official police statement released last nightc ontained few details, law e nforcement sources say the a ttack may have been gang related. There are conflicting reports on how many gunshot wounds the victims received. One source states one victimr eceived five wounds, while the other received three. Another source claims each received two gun shot wounds. E mployees of Marlin M arine, a store directly across the street from the gas s tation, said they heard gun s hots, but didnt see anything. I heard shots and I lie d own on the ground, thats all I did, said one man. There wasnt no other choice. I dont want get hit by no stray bullets. No S onm y chest no Superman h ere. Another employee heard the shots but claimed he thought the gunfire was Halloween festivities. I was in the back in the w orkshop when I hear shots, h e stated. I thought it was a firecracker, its Halloween time. Nikesha Wallace, the mana ger of Esso gas station, was not present when the shooting occurred and only offered: I h onestly don't know anything, I reached work late. I wish I could tell you something, butI don't know what happened. The victims, Kevin Johns on, 45, and Franky Pierre, 4 0, are both listed in stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital. GUNMAN CHASES VICTIMS ALONG BAY STREET f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e

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died in traffic accidents in 2010 revealed that 17 of them had blood alcohol levels over the proposed new legal limit, the House was told yesterday. Four of these accident victims had alcohol and drugs in their systems, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said as he debated the amendments to the Road Traffic Act in the House of Assembly yesterday. Although the sample size of the study is small only 36 of 44 traffic fatality victims were studied Mr Turnquest said it is sufficient evidence to illustrate "the role alcohol plays in traffic fatalities and by extension traffic accidents." Government hopes the penalties will deter drunk or high persons from getting behind the wheel. Under the proposed amendments, police will be able to take breath, blood or urine samples of motorists who are suspected of driving under the influence of a substance. The proposed alcohol limits are 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood; or 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine. Mr Turnquest said that carefully screened officers will be trained and certified in the use of the breathalysers and sobriety testing and will be posted at specialised units. The police force currently has 25 hand held and two stationary breath testing devices. Under the amendments, a police officers presence will not be legally required at the scene of an accident unless a person is killed, seriously injured or there is major damaged to a vehicle. For the past five years, police have investigated on average more than 800 accidents a month, Mr Turnquest said. Once the new law is passed, drivers will legally be able to come to an agreement over who is at fault for an accident and settle the matter without police intervention. The amendments also remove fixed penalty offences from the Criminal Procedure Code Act and place them in the Road Traffic Act. This will allow a police officer to give a traffic offender a ticket or fixed penalty, giving them the option to pay a fine within a time period or have the matter heard in court. Fixed penalties will be lower than fines given out by magistrates and are expected to reduce the number of traffic cases that clog the legal system. A person who accepts a fixed penalty avoiding a court appearance will not have a conviction against them. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bs need to focus on is an archaic law mandating they investigate every minor traffic accident. M r Ingraham said the amendments might upset some in the insurance industry, who have for years demanded copies of police accident reports before they pay out an accident claim. He said the time has come for the industry to stop relying o n police to act as insurance adjusters. Insurance companies in the Bahamas or those who sell motor vehicle insurance have had an easy ride for 60 plus years. They have had the Government police department to act as their insurance adjusters. Y ou are insured and they would not pay your claim until they get a report from the police. He told those in the insurance industry: Do your own work, get your own adjuster. When your house gets burned down the adjuster comes and m akes a report to the insurance company and they pay, why should I treat him differently for a car than for a house or business? He added that the amendments are part of his administration's plan to reduce bureauc racy and reform society. What modern society has such an archaic system that says the police has to investigate every accident? Governments of the Bahamas have (for some time been quite happy with the status quo. Every time we try and change things we get all sorts of opposition from very intelligent people. Even if they vote for it they will criticise it. Under the proposed amendments, a police officer's presence will not be legally required at the scene of an accident unless a person is killed, seri-o usly injured or there is major damaged to a vehicle. Once the new law is passed, drivers will legally be able to come to an agreement over who is at fault for an accident and settle the matter without police intervention. $3,000 FINE IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e P OLICE TOGET EXTRA T IME TO INVESTIGATE

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police at this time and told them that he was robbed bytwo males, one being armed with a hand gun. Yesterdays arraignment was originally set for the early morning, but had been put down to 1pm due to charge dockets not being ready. Before the arraignment had taken place, the defendants were escorted into court in handcuffs. Heastie was limping and his right pants leg was torn, showing bandage wraps on his shin. When the arraignment took place and the judge read the charges to both defendants, she informed them that the robbery and receiving charges were electable offences that couldb e tried before the Magistrates Court or the Supreme Court and a jury. They pleaded not guilty to all offences and elected to have the robbery and receiving charges heard before Court 9 presided over by Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson. W hen the subject of bail was raised by the judge, the prosecution immediately objected to the accused men receiving a bond on the basis that both already had matters pending before the courts and had allegedly committed offences while on bail for the pending cases. The prosecution revealed that Heastie has a causing harm case in Court 1 that resumes November 17 and a grievous harm case in Court 10 that continues next year. Prosecution noted that the law stipulates that persons charged with committing an offence while on a bond could be denied bail for the matter where the punishment for the offence carried a prison sentence of more than 12 months. With regard to Munnings, the prosecution commented that the accused was already on bail for a similar matter firearm and ammunition possession before Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson on October 31. At this point, Christina Galanos, defence attorney for Heastie and Munnings, told the court of the alleged beatings her clients had received from police while in custody at the Central Detectives Unit since Sunday. She claimed that Heastie, who she was not allowed to see until one hour before his arraignment, was gun-butted about the body and choked to the point that a mark was left on his neck. The judge noted the police brutality complaints made and requested that a name(s given. Ms Galanos on behalf of her client, told the court that a Sgt Knowles was one of the officers who carried out the attack. She further claimed that Heastie was threatened and forced to sign a police statement that he had never seen or had knowledge of. The defence lawyer claimed that Munnings also shared similar experiences while in police custody where a bag was allegedly put over his head and a gun in his mouth that caused a tooth to chip. Officer Meeres, whose rank was not given to the accused, was allegedly one of the attackers. Munnings too was threatened and forced to sign a fabricated police statement, she told the judge. On the issue of bail for Heastie, she acknowledged that her client had pending matters before the court but said that aside from those facts, Heastie had no previous convictions before the courts. As it related to Munnings, she asked the court to exercise discretion and grant Munnings bail given that he had no previous convictions before the courts, notwithstanding similarities between the offence that he was being charged with and the pending matter. After taking into account submissions made by the prosecution and Ms Galanos, Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson denied both defendants bail on the basis of the arguments presented by the prosecution. However, she advised the two men that they had the right to appeal her decision to deny bail to the Supreme Court. She remanded Heastie and Munnings to Her Majestys Prison, Fox Hill, and adjourned the matter to February 22, 27 and March 5, 2012. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 13 Enriched Pre-sifted Proven For all your baking needs, trust Distributed byThe dAlbenas Agency Ltd, T el: 242-677-1441 Madeira St, Palmdale f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e TEENAGERS IN COURT OVER ARMED ROBBERY T HE TWO t eenagers outside court

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By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net THE PROPOSED amendments to the traffic laws will enhance safety on the road, Minister of Works and Transport Neko Grant said. During his contribution to the debate on amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which were tabled in parliament yesterday, Mr Grant said the changes will also help strength en the governments New Providence Transport Programme. H e said: The Transport Programme seeks to improve the existing road network, mod ernise and strengthen the institutional framework for provision of transportation services, improve road safety and alle viate negative environmental impact associated with existingl evels of congestion. The proposed amendments include provisions that: make third party insurance mandatory, allow for effective enforcement of seat-belt legislation, reduce seat-belt fines, and update drunk driving and impaired driving laws. Mr Grant said: Any driver of a motor vehicle driving with out a seat-belt or who allows a passenger to ride without a seat-belt is liable to a fine . not exceeding $100, a commu nity service order, suspension of drivers licence for one year, or a combination of the fine and community service. Fines for the sale or hiring out of vehicles without seatbelts have been reduced under this act from $500 to $300 for the first offence and from $1,000 to $500 for the second offence. Among other seat-belt law amendments, exemption will be expanded to include taxicabs and trucks, with the exception of the driver and front-seat passenger. Those riding in custom designed cars or buses for disabled persons, users of golf carts permitted on public roads, and drivers or passengers with a medical impairment will also be exempted. Mr Grant said that from now on, passengers will be banned from sitting or standing on the fenders or tailgates of trucks. The elimination of the Road Act stipulations on insurance, making third party insurance mandatory, aims to enhance the protection of both drivers and passengers, said Mr Grant. The new minimum level of insurance would cover third party damage as well as bodily injury and/or death for all passengers. Mr Grant noted that a valid Road Act insurance policy cer tificate issued before the amendments come into force will remain valid until it expires. He said the removal of the stipulation that a police officer must be present at the scene of an accident if there is no death, serious personal injury or serious damage to vehicles, aims to reduce traffic congestion. He said there is too much traffic congestion as a result of minor accidents (fender benders) we would like to advance our society we firmly believe we are moving in the right direction. cal miles off Wardrick Wells Cay. Due to the inclement weather, the vessel was escorted one mile off HMBSC oral Harbor Base with the a ssistance of HMBS P-125 and P-126. The migrants, 80 males, 21 females and five children, arrived in the capital at 10:30p m on Tuesday and were h anded over to Immigration a uthorities for further processing. This is the second group of illegals to be apprehended in the Bahamas in a week. A press statement from the R oyal Bahamas Police Force i ssued on Saturday said that s hortly after 6am on Saturday a boat was drifting a few miles southwest of Grand Bahama when the Defence Force intercepted it. O n board were five Brazili ans, five Haitians, three Sri L ankans and one Chilean who were all in good health. Tribune sources say the illegal immigrants stranded at sea were on their way to West Palm Beach, Florida, fromG rand Bahama. It was also confirmed that a Haitian on board the Bahamian owned boat, contacted police to alert them of their distress at sea. W hen The Tribune r eporter asked Grand B ahamas' Acting Assistant Commissioner Emeric Seymour if any money had been paid by those on board to reach their destination, he didn ot answer the question. H owever, sources say the i llegals each paid $5,000 to be transported to Florida. Grand Bahamians are concerned that while those onboard have been taken into custody, the Bahamians whos pearheaded this latest human trafficking effort, will not be charged. A number of observers are also up-in-arms as this is said to be the second time the boat has been impounded under similar circumstances. W hen word spread about the incident, sources said the Bahamian crew abandoned their human cargo when the boat broke down. No one has been arrested or charged in connection witht his incident. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TRAFFIC LAW MEASURES TO IMPROVE SAFETY 106 IMMIGRANTS STOPPED IN EXUMA WATERS f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e S OME OF t he immigrants stopped in Exuma waters

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B EIJING A ssociated Press CHINA plans to limit reality TV shows and other lowbrow fare shown on satellitet elevision stations as part of a d rive to wrest back Commun ist Party control over cultural industries that are fueling more independent viewpoints. The order from the State Administration of Radio,F ilm and Television refers to s hows that are vulgar or overly entertaining. It sing les out programs dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows, and reality programming. Such shows must be largely p hased out by the beginning of next year by the country's 34 satellite TV stations, to be replaced with news and cultural programming. The order also bans viewership surveys a nd the use of ratings as the sole criteria for whether to b roadcast a particular show. Published in state media on Wednesday, the order follows a Communist Party meeting last week that asserted the need for strengthening social morality and boosting China's cultural influence abroad a recognition by the party that it is losing its power to dictate public opinion. Social media, especially hugely popular microblogs that encourage individuals to generate content, are also being targeted by government censors. T he crackdown coincides with a bout of national handwringing over a lack of public ethics, highlighted by the death last week of a toddler who was struck by a vehicle and left for dead by passers by. Officials believe the prom otion of core socialist values a phrase meant to counter calls by liberal Chinese for "universal values" will bolster social cohesion in the face of rising materialism. INTERNATIONALNEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 15 LIMITS ON REALITY SHOWS IN CHINA TO STOP OVERLY ENTERTAINING TV

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B y NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor B AHAMIANcompanies that fail to embrace renew able energy and related efficiencies are not likely to be c ompetitive going into the future, a US Embassy official suggested yesterday. P raising the Bahamas for taking the lead in the region when it came to discussinga nd implementing green tech nologies and renewable ener gy solutions, Alexander Sokoloff, said the upcomingN ovember 4-5 Energy Forum provided an economic opportunity for this nationsb usinesses and residents. Quite frankly, companies and businesses that dont embrace these options are notl ikely to be competitive going into the future, Mr Sokoloff warned. Without the privates ector taking the lead, I dont think any of these things will really succeed. Among the companies a ttending the Energy Forum will be Ocean Thermal Ener gy Corporation (OTEC B ahamas Electricity Corpo ration (BEC ocean thermal energy part n er, plus Bloom Energy. T heir technologies, Mr Sokoloff said, would change the way we do business basedo n energy conservation and the way we use the types of energy deployed. Expressing hope that the u pcoming Energy Forum and related trade show would provide a platform for numerous partnerships to be forged between Bahamas-based entities and overseas renewable energy suppliers, Mr Sokoloff said this would lead to the Bahamas becoming a model in efficient, sustainable energy practices for the region and eventually the world. Cyprian Gibson, commit tee chair for the Bahamas Home and Builders Show, which is being held alongside the Energy Forum from November 4-6, said this nation had made significant progress in advancing the use of renewable energy sources, together with the National Energy Policy and $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69T he information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.09 $5.04 $5.03 T HETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 S leep well while your money grows. B y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor A MULTI-MILLIONdollar Abaco residential c ommunity is moving to create critical mass by m aking its harbour the centre of economic activB y NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor ENERGY BILLSfor Bahamian companies with high cooling requirements can account for up to 3035 per cent of total operating costs, it was revealed yesterday, as private sector leaders expressed hopea n upcoming forum would enable them to signifi cantly influence policy. B y NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net H IGH AVIATION FUEL COSTSare threatening airlift to Exuma, the directorgeneral of tourism warned yesterday, with costs almost double those of Nassau. The existing non-stop jet service from Atlanta incurs fuel costs $500,000 above average. S peaking at the sixth annual Exuma Business Outlook conference, David Johnson said: There is simply no way a commercial jet operator will deploy an aircraft that must refuel in Exuma at existing fuel costs, no way. Without the financial investment by the Government and Sandals, the new non-stops ervices that we are enjoying to Exuma from Toronto, Canada, as well as the non-stop jet service from Atlanta, will disappear. Fuel costs to Exuma are almost double the fuel costs to Nassau, as well as Grand Bahama, and these costs in Nassau are higher than what the US carriers pay on average." Mr Johnson further said: "We must unders tand that fuel cost is the single largest opera ting cost that airlines incur today. On the Atlanta service alone, over 12 months, the extra cost for fuel over their system average iso ver $500,000. The Canadian run is even more, and that comes right out of the bottom line." P henton Neymour, minister of state for By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor T HE BAHAMASdoes not have time t o wait to address its deteriorating fiscal position, an International Monetary Fund ( IMF) official warning that its forecasts p laced this nations debt-to-GDP ratio in t he 60-70 per cent bad territory range by 2016. Gene Leon, the Funds country head for t he Bahamas, identified the fiscal situation as the most pressing economic chall enge for this nation in the short-medium term, indicating that the Government n eeded to take immediate action to rebuild t he pre-recession buffer it had since used up. In an interview with Tribune Business Mr Leon said the Government needed to adopt a balanced approach to tackling both the increased debt and debt-to-GDP ratio, and the trajectory at which they had risen i n the past three years. To do this, he indicated a balanced ENERGY HITS COOL 30-35% OF TOTAL COSTS Operating costs average of 20% significantly higher for food stores, fisheries businesses Hopes forum will enable private sector to influence policy 18-36 month payback from renewable duty exemptions SEE page 4B UN COMPETITIVE IF NO RENEWABLE ENERGY EMBRACE SEE page 7B FUEL COST THREAT TO EXUMA AIRLIFTS SEE page 7B IMF: NO TIME TO WAIT ON FISCAL ADJUSTMENTS Forecasts place Bahamas debt-to-GDP in 60-70% bad territory range by 2016 Fund urges balanced approach involving corporation subsidy end SEE page 8B DEVELOPER DRIVES FOR CRITICAL MASS Schooner Bay follows Harbour Island by marking h arbour centre of economic activity 75% of buyers Nassau-based Bahamians Little buzz of economic activity, with bonefish lodge construction and imminent restaurant opening SEE page 10B

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BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Keep design talk simple THEMinistry of Tourisms Florida-based boating office has linked up with the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board andt he Marina Operators of the Bahamas to promote this nation to the 150,000 persons expected to visit The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Shavonne Darville president of the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board (BOIPB Long Island, will lead the largest ever delegation of Bahamian tourism industry players to the show, which opens today and closes on Monday. ever to represent the country at a boat show. The large delegation, an expansive and spacious booth, great promotional offers, prizes and give-aways are all part of the grandiose effort that TIOTB has launched this year to ensure the capture of its fair market share of the some 150,000 persons boaters and members of the public expected at this mammoth event. The Bahamas will be offering targeted incentives to attract and motivate boaters to visit this nation. Our vertical markets team, including myself, Richard Tre co, Karen Wring and Carlton Sands, have been working tirelessly towards this show, and we are looking forward to garnering maximum exposure and visibility towards luring more boaters to our islands, said Earl Miller, The Ministry of Tourisms general manager for vertical markets. Mr Miller, who is responsible for the boating, diving and fishing markets, added: Boating is one of the most lucrative markets for the Bahamas, and feeds all areas of the nation, espe cially the Out Islands. Valery Brown-Alce, senior director of marketing for the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB year, the Bahamas Out Islands have seen increases in their visitor population as a result of marketing initiatives, including boaters special offers, and therefore members will be attending the boat show en masse, taking advantage of this momen tous opportunity to present new offers to the vast audience that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show will draw. The BOIPB will present two key promotions at the show an offer of a $300 Fuel Credit being extended for participants in any of the member sponsored/hosted fishing tournaments; and a $300 Instant Fuel Credit to be offered to boaters whose visit includes a four-night consecutive hotel stay at one of the Boards member resorts and marinas. The $300 Instant Fuel Credit for boaters is available now through June 26, 2012, for travel through June 30, 2012. There are blackout dates of December 22-31, 2011, and April 2-6, 2012. The Bahamas premier marketing tool in Fort Lauderdale will be the 2012 Bahamas Boating and Fishing Guide. It will feature information including a list of Marina Centres (local Florida Coastal Marinas that partner with BMOTA). A great amount of time and energy was expended by the team towards producing the map, which includes a comprehensive list of marinas throughout the Bahamas with directional information that makes it easier for boaters to plan their course, Mr Miller said. By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN Can your customers understand technical jargons? Are you guilty of bashing your clients with jargons they cannot comprehend, especially as they are battling with wild SMS text message short cuts of lol, cu, ur, ttyl, omg? More than half the world admits to using business jargon regularly, either as a means of showing knowledge and expertise, or perhaps to impress colleagues or clients. This is reasonable behaviour, but often leads to misunderstandings and irritation, which may place a barrier between you and your client. Design jargons are no exception. There is hardly any sector where they are not used, but knowing how to carryi out a compelling conversation with your non-tech-savvy client is a crucial skill that all designers must possess. It is unproductive to lose clients through terminologies they are not well-versed in. There is no point in trying to use clever words or wrap projects up in technical language that leaves customers clueless. For example: I will use two frames for this picture and perhaps 1fps for the next. In the clients mind they are assuming you are placing frames around their portraits, whereas in graphic design frames are used to show how many pictures are taken in a second to create one big moving video. Like an animation. Usually there are 24-36 fps. Experience has taught me that most clients do not really care about techie speak. Their main concern is how soon you can deliver their goods. There may be some occasions when the use of unfamiliar terms or jargons is warranted, but ensure an explanation follows. Try not to assume what is clear to you is clear to your client. I recall asking a client if it was OK to water mark their photos for online protection. This is the response I got: No thats OK.please try not to put any water on the photos as they are the only copies I have left. That was a mistake..I felt awful, but it happens. I made the mistake of assuming he knew what water marking meant. This made me realise how sometimes we probably sound like obnoxious snob,s and probably should be more careful when explaining technical matters. A watermark is a visible embedded overlay on a digital photo consisting of text, a logo, or a copyright notice. The purpose of a watermark is to assist with discouraging those who may want to claim someone else's artwork as their own. Designers Please note that every so often designers innocently slip into technical mode. This may m ake clients very uneasy; they prefer someone who understands their challenges and can speak to them in terms they understand. Overall, if youre unsure of your clients grasp of a particular design, ask fishing questions and judge by their reactions whether or not you h ave explained it adequately. Make an effort to probe their level of expertise to determine their knowledge of the project. This can be done indirectly. For example, raise a generic question such as Hey, what is your preferred web browser? or What operating system do you use? Believe me, resolving any questions at an early stage in a project will make life a whole lot easier and circumvent any unforeseen discontentment. Analyse clients facial reactions and, if they seem confused, give further but simpler clarifications that prohibit jargons. It is like when a mechanic is babbling on with terminologies of whats wrong with your vehicle. Yet they make fun and are amused when you ask to change the thing that makes the car move. Likewise, dont you hate it when your doctor uses unfamiliar medical terms that cause you to scratch your head and say: I wonder what that means?. But, when he slows down, provides a good explanation in plain English or uses diagrams, it was so comforting and his task of communication was accomplished. For this reason, the same s hould apply to designers when speaking with clients: Always s peak in terms of results. Explain why youre doing it and how it will improve your clients business. Be creative with analogies that relay complex concepts, since when working in an industry thats intricatea nd indecisive, such as graphic/web design, it is a welcome r elief to find people who are normal. Given these points, it is no secret that everyone wants to impress their clients. This is all well and good, but while you are out contending for the goldm edal, ensure the client understands your lingo. If not, all e ffort will be lost. Pay attention to the language your client uses, and build an explanation bridge from their terms to yours. Hospitality is not just crucial to the tourism and hotel industry. It also differentiates you from your competitors and achieves client satisfaction as well. This is easy to fix, as it is all about getting better at communication and achieving a better relationship with results. But, when your material is difficult to comprehend, clients are likely to make poor decisions and eventually give up. So make every effort to avoid technical jargons or, if its a must, use them in their simplest terms. Technical jargons can be misleading and confusing, so having good communication with your clients is the most basic generosity you can offer. Journey What does your client need so that both of you can work together effectively? Good communication. It isnt just about the end product, but the journey taken to get to it. The goal is to build life-long relat ionships with your customers, and win by listening and being articulate. The businesses that adapt to their client's needs will always win the marathon. So take your time, designers. Sharpen up, and be authentic and smart. Concentrate on the marathon and build lasting relationships, as the sprinters will fade away. Lets work smarter and not harder....verbal skills are just as important as visual. Use less jargon and keep it simple. Until we meet again, have fun, enjoy life and stay on top of your game. N B: The columnist welcomes feedback at deedee2111@hotmail.com Ms Bastian is a trained graphic designer who has qualifications of M.Sc., B.Sc., A.Sc. She has trained at institutions such as: Miami Lakes Technical Centre, Success Training College, College of the Bahamas, Nova Southeastern University, Learning Tree International, Langevine International and Synergy Bahamas. T HE A RTOF G RAPHIX BY DEIDRE M BASTIAN TOURISM PARTNERS TARGETING 150,000 BOAT SHOW VISITORS

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BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 3B e new community of Schooner Bay South Abaco operated by the Schooner Bay Community Corporation and Bahamian developer Lindroth Development Company Ltd. is now actively accepting proposals from licensed, insured and qualied Bahamian professionals for new business opportunities that are planned in the early years of this blossoming harbour village community. Electric Golf Cart Sales, Rentals, Service Automobile Rental & Leasing Grocery Store & Farmers Market Liquor Wine Ice Store Gas Station & Harbour Fuel Services Hardware & Housewares Store Regional Ground Transportation (van/bus) Residential Waste Management Boat Hauling & Dry Storage Marine & Ships Store Coee Shop & Sundries Property Management Services(Maintenance, Landscape, Housekeeping) e following opportunities have been identied as the core businesses needed at Schooner Bay in 2012 and beyond: Please send proposals to: james@lindroth.cc Proposals should be received by November 15th, 2011. Only select candidates will be contacted.REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Scotiabank (Bahamasis seeking the services of a Senior Manager, Credit Solutions Corporate & Commercial Banking CentreP osition Summary:The Senior Manager,Credit Solutions is responsible for contributing to the protable growth and quality of the Banks Commercial Credit portfolio by performing nancial solutions -related activities for clients i ncluding risk analysis, deal structuring, pricing, negotiation and presentation on highly complex deals.The S r. Manager Credit Solutions is also responsible for all deal structuring, negotiation and nal decisions on pricing within his/her dened portfolio.The incumbent interfaces directly with clients at times.As well, the Sr. Manager Credit Solutions liaises with Global Risk Management (GRM making process.Key Accountabilities for this Role: the effective and timely implementation of same. Manual.Educational Requirements: equivalency. Other training requirements as determined by the Bank from time to time.The Senior Credit Solutions Manager must also have an in-depth knowledge of the Banks lending policies, practices and procedures, as well as an awareness of business trends economic, technological, social, legal and political conditions a nd factors which could affect the viability of a credit.A solid knowledge and understanding of nancial statements and accounting principles and policies is a must.Because of large volumes and tight time frames, the incumbent must possess effective communication skills, both written and oral. In the administration of credit, complex loan documentation and security provision requirements must be understood and applied. Functional Competencies: The Scotiabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties.We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@ tribunemedia.net S ANDALS Emerald B ays general manager yesterday said Exuma was by far the "most expensive" destination the resort chain operates in. Speaking at the sixth annual Exuma Business O utlook conference, held o n the Emerald Bay prope rty, Jeremy Mutton said: "Exuma is by far the most expensive island that San-d als and Beaches Resorts operates in. It is very challenging as a business, a competitive business, to o perate in such an environment when the infrastructure and the utilities a re so very expensive." M r Mutton said recruiti ng quality staff was also a challenge."It's because wed on't prepare for the 21st c entury. This year, I think, we are better prepared," Mr Mutton added. He said 21 students from L N Coakley High School h ad been taken on as part o f an apprenticeship program at the resort. Some 600 persons are currently employed at the all-inclusive 245 room resort. Mr Mutton added that a nother major challenge w as Exumas infrastruct ure. "There are some g uests who come, love it and call it quaint. There are others who would bet urned off to come to an island where they have no medical facilities on a weekend or public holid ays, Mr Mutton said. That is a challenge that we need to look at. I am n ot asking for a big hospit al, but the least a traveller e xpects of every destination is primary health cares even days a week. Infra s tructure can be detrimental to coming here." Despite the challenges, M r Mutton said he was w orking with various s takeholders within the Exuma tourism sector to help improve the island economy, and reaffirmed Sandals commitment to Exuma. Sandals is not going a nywhere. We have made a huge commitment to the i sland both financially and otherwise, he said. Emerald Bay sits on 500a cres of land, formerly operated by the Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay. It was o wned by Emerald Bay Resort Holdings, a collection of investors, who ran i nto financial difficulties, f orcing the property to go i nto administration with receivers being called in.S andals Resorts Interna t ional purchased the property in 2009. EXUMA: SANDALS MOST EXPENSIVE DESTINATION Infrastructure and cost make it challenging to run competitive business Staff recruitment and medical facility availability other issues

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U nveiling the Bahamas Energy Forum, set to be held from November 4-5 in conjunction with the Home & Builders Show and the Governments Energy Awareness Week, executives said thatw hile energy typically a ccounted for between 15-20 per cent of total Bahamian h otel and operating costs, this ratio was significantly higher for the likes of food stores and fisheries wholesalers. For any business that has a h igh level of consumption, generally a lot of cooling requirements, its 30-35 per c ent, Winston Rolle, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederations (BCCEC man said. E xplaining that he was referring to the likes of food stores and fisheries exporters, w ho needed to run numerous large freezers and refrigerators around the clock to preserve product and keep it fresh, Mr Rolle said: That[ energy] cost goes up significantly in that regard. T he Chamber chairman acknowledged that the Energy Forum, which is designed to equip Bahamian businesses and households with ideas and technology to enhancee nergy efficiency, and reduce consumption, could not have been better timed given the International Monetary Funds (IMF commodity importers such as the Bahamas would expe-r ience no relief in the short to medium-term from high oil prices. Its actually very significant, Mr Rolle said of the forum, especially when you consider that some of the a lternatives were looking at are utilising resources that, f or the most part, are available locally. In addition to driving cons umption down, it creates new i ndustries, which generate new sources of revenue and employment as well. C ombining energy efficiency with renewable energy d evelopment, Mr Rolle a dded, would make the B ahamas less dependent on f ossil fuels and reduce oil import volumes. Apart from g enerating foreign exchange and balance of payments savings, this just bodes well foru s as a country in improving t he quality of life locally. G iven the Ministry of Environments involvement in the Energy Forum, and the involvement of both the InterAmerican DevelopmentB ank (IDB Embassy, Mr Rolle said it provided a significant opportunity to influence policy. W ith the second report by the National Energy Policy C ommittee released last year, the Chamber chairman said: We hope to influence policy to get to the point where we have open discussions aboutn et metering, persons selling their own power and selling e nergy back to the grid. With the challenges BEC had in the summer, its of even more significant urgency to have these discussions. Frank Comito, the B ahamas Hotel Associations (BHA dent, said energy costs on average accounted for up to 20 per cent of total operating costs for Bahamian hotels and businesses. If you ask Bahamian businesses and residents to identify those areas which account for their biggest expense items, without question the cost of utilities will be in the top three, usually the top two, Mr Comito said. G iven that the Bahamas, as a n energy importer, was always vulnerable to swings a nd spikes in global oil prices, M r Comito added that this n ation needed to focus on what it could control, namely consumption and efficiency. T he BHA executive vicepresident said that while the G overnment had attempted t o encourage the use of r enewable energy technolog ies through tax policy, such as duty exemptions for solar panels and associated components and technology, the impact had been blunted byt he global recession. With many hotels and busin esses focused on survival, their ability to undertake capital investment in renewable technologies for future gain had been limited, Mr Comito acknowledging that the payback to get a return on these duty exemptions was 18 months-three years. As were starting to see a l ittle bit of light in various areas of the economy, Mr Comito said it was now time for a renewed focus on exploiting the duty exemp-t ions. Referring to the energy a udits conducted two years ago by the German consultants, Fichtner, which showed Bahamian hotels could seee lectricity savings of up to 53 per cent from implementing short and long-term measures,M r Comito said the BHA had provided information to further assist cost containment e fforts. While these initiatives have helped, we believe there is much more that can bed one by businesses and consumers to reduce their energy costs, Mr Comito said. Based on our audits and a survey conducted in August by the Chamber and BHA, we know that far too many b usinesses simply are not tak ing advantage of low-cost measures which can reducet heir energy costs now. He added: Energy efficiency is not just a matter of reducing costs, although that is a key objective of our organisations. It also should be a matter of nationalr esolve how we as businesses and consumers do more with less; how we reduce our dependency on oil; how we d raw upon the natural water resources which are abundantly available to us to gen erate water and power from the sun, the wind and the sea; how we demonstrate to thew orld our respect for the envi ronment, particularly as one of the worlds leading tourism destinations. T he Forum and trade show, running from November 4-6, is aiming to give Bahamian r esidents and businesses prac tical tips on energy conserva tion and efficiency, and how t o reduce these costs. I t will also give information on financing options for those seeking to implement renew-a ble energy solutions. 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THEMarina Operators of the Bahamas (MOB been featured on the official Boating and Fishing Map of the Bahamas. MOB president Steve Kappeler said: This is the first generation map of its kind that will demonstrate in detail how easy it is to chart a course from the United States, in particular from Florida, to the Bahamas. As thousands of visitors attend the Boating Trade show, slated for October 2731, 2011, the appeal of the map will highlight our close proximity and affordability that makes our destination the preferred choice for boaters. Mr Kappeler added: No other Caribbean island nation can boast our pristine Out Islands that are truly green and eco-friendly. Boating and fishing in the Bahamas will put you in touch with nature, and the environment like nowhere else in this hemisphere. This map complements oursun, sand and sea, and will show even the novice boater how easy it is to get here. Free copies of these maps will soon be available only at MOB member marinas. The MOBs inclusion on the map came through collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, and Sun Oil (FOCOL BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 5B MARINA OPERATORS PUT ON THE MAP Share your news T he Tribune wants to hear f rom people who are making news in their n eighbourhoods. Perhaps y ou are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the a rea or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and shar e your story.

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a pproach involving both revenue and expenditure measures was needed, with the latter focusing on reducing the annual $50-$60 million in taxpayer funds a s um equivalent to almost 1 p er cent of GDP transferred to the loss-making e ntities of Bahamasair, the W ater & Sewerage Corporation and ZNS. I think the objective s hould be to immediately a rrest the rising debt with a view to going back to precrisis levels, Mr Leon told Tribune Business. The benefit of having the buffer you had pre-crisis was that the Government was able to put in place m easures to contain the crisis. If you dont get back to pre-crisis [debt levels], another crisis means it becomes a problem. Pre-2008, the Bahamas d ebt-to-GDP ratio had been h overing in the 35-40 per c ent range, and this gave the Ingraham administration t he room it needed to i ncrease social security and c apital/infrastructure spending in a bid to keep the economy afloat and mitigate against the worst effects of the recession. The consequence, though, has been that the Bahamas sovereign debt-to-GDP r atio has increased by between 20-25 percentage points in just three years as a result of the Governments expanded fiscal deficits, putting it in a position w here increasing interest ( debt servicing) costs are t aking monies away from areas such as education and h ealth. I n raw terms, the B ahamas national debt rose by more than $1 billion between year-end 2007 and the 2011 mid-point, growing from $3.069 billion to $4.075 billion. These developments, the rate of debt growth coupled with relat ively benign short-term economic prospects, prompted both international credit rating agencies, Moodys and Standard & Poors (S&P e r their outlook on the B ahamas or cut its credit r ating. Suggesting that the B ahamas had no time to w ait to make the necessary f iscal adjustments and r ebuild the buffer now lost, M r Leon said: As soon as possible you need to start to move back to pre-crisisl evels to give the Government the space it had precrisis. The Ingraham administ ration, through its public pronouncements in the Budget and elsewhere, has c ertainly recognised that the r ate of debt and debt-toG DP growth, together with expanded fiscal deficits, can-n ot be sustained. I ts argument that the global financial crisis, and subsequent recession, required an extraordinary response also has merit, and the Government has fre quently pledged to set thef iscal indicators back on a p ath to a more sustainable level. I t has yet, though, to publ ish a road map or set tar g ets for how it plans to achieve this. The key issue obviously is the fiscal situa t ion, Mr Leon said of the Bahamas economic challenges, because you con t inue to have this gap, revenue versus primary expenBUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE FROM page one IMF: NO TIME TO WAIT ON FISCAL ADJUSTMENTS SEE page 9B

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diture, and also the debt has increased. Questioned by Tribune B usiness as why a 60-70 per c ent debt-to-GDP ratio was n ow considered bad territory, given that a 40 per cent threshold had previously been considered a warning threshold, Mr Leon said it had always been around the former figures. T his ratio, he added, was n ot a dividing line b etween what could be called satisfactory territory, but over 60-70 per cent youre likely to be having problems. T he IMFs projections for the next five years placed the Bahamas debt-to-GDP ratio somewhere in the region of 60-70 per cent for the public sector by 2016. You are on the cusp of a d ebt situation that is likely, i f unchecked, to create a problem, Mr Leon warned. To rectify the situation, he suggested: One needs to put in policies to stabilise and reduce the debt, but given the uncertainty that e xists for the global econom y, and that the Bahamas is s o tightly linked to the global economy, there is not time to wait. The IMF official said the Bahamas needed to start thinking right away about the required policy adjustments, which involved both revenue and spending measures. As to whether the IMF was looking for theB ahamas to implement a new tax structure, with a v iew to yielding more reve nue, Mr Leon told Tribune Business: The key here is, yes, you want a little more revenue, but its important to continue the revenue administration initiatives the Government has started. H e explained that it was c ritical for whatever tax s tructure the Bahamas put in place to support economic growth policies. If tax reform reduces distortion, improves the revenue base and helps spur growth, that is clearly something the Government should consider, Mr Leon said. The Government is also recognising it needs to look at both revenue and expen-d iture measures. While Bahamian government spending, at between 20-21 p er cent of GDP, was not e specially high, its revenue i ntake has stayed stubbornly below the per cent of GDP target set for it. You cannot look at revenue as just being too low. You need to have somef orm of balance, Mr Leon told Tribune Business. Is there room to do better on t he expenditure side? He t argeted, in particular, the i dea of making the public corporations financially sustainable and eliminating their losses, thus eradicating the millions of dollars transferred to them pera nnum. You dont necessarily want revenue chasing e xpenditure, the Fund offic ial added. What you want t o be able to target at a minimum is the primary balance. This meant having enough recurrent revenues for the Government to cover its recurrent spendingp lus debt interest costs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page 8B IMF: NO TIME TO WAIT

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said. M arketing efforts were s et to ramp up in late fall, g oing into winter and early Spring, and he added: Were taking a very aggressive marketing approach in Canada between now and April. Canada is important to us, very important. Schooner Bay, Mr Malcolm said, had also linked up with a real estate partner in this venture. The 100-acre The Comm ons, set aside for businesses, was also set to grow in 2012. Already hosting the studio and g allery of Bahamian artist, A ntonius Roberts, a Bahamas National Trust o ffice and Abaco Nature T ours, the eco-tourism o perator, Mr Malcolm said Joes Ribs, a southern-s tyle barbecue r estaurant/eatery option, was set to open its doors there by year-end. H e added that another big milestone had been the hiring of formerK erzner International e xecutive, Glen Kelly, as S chooner Bays harbourmaster and town managerw ith effect from Septemb er 1, 2011. Hes the first executive in the team focused on building the tangible place, Mr Malcolm said. Examining Schooner Bays development model, h e added: All the develo pments that have withered on the vine, starting i n the early 2000s, their m odel was sell it out and g et out within three years. Our model is very simple. Real places take time. Im going to live here, ands o are my kids. Thats what its going to take. BUSINESS T HE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 11B 127,&((/$7,1*7$&2168/7$7,9( :+,7($3(5)((6 7KHFRQVXOWDWLRQSHULRGVWDUWV:HGQHVGD\2FWREHUDQGHQGVRQ)ULGD\ 'HFHPEHU 7KHHFUHWDU\RIWKHHFXULWLHV&RPPLVVLRQRIKH%DKDPDV 6HFXULWLHV&RPPLVVLRQRIKH%DKDPDV UG)ORRU&KDUORWWH+RXVHKLUOH\t&KDUORWWHWUHHWV 3 7 (PDLOLQIR#VFEJRYEV :HEVLWHZZZVFEJRY DEVELOPER DRIVES FOR CRITICAL MASS F ROM page 10B



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N ASSA U AND BAHAMA ISLANDS LEADING NEWSPAPER Gunman chasesvictims on Bay StVolume: 107 No.312 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 PRICE 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25) WEATHER CLOUDY, T-STORM HIGH 88F LOW 79F By DANA SMITH dsmith@tribunemedia.net BYSTANDERS were terrified yesterday afternoon when a gunman chased down two men through busy streets and shot them outside the Esso On The Run gas station on East Bay Street. The brazen attacker then fled the scene in what police believe was a white coloured BMW SUV with the aid of a get-a-way driver, leaving his victims wounded on the sidewalk. Witnesses at the gas station refused to speak about the incident but employees of nearby businesses told how they dropped to the floor when gunshots rang out. According to a witness, who wished to remain anony mous, the gunman chased the men down Fowler Street, onto the Esso station parking Two men in hospital after being shot TRY OUR PINA COLADA McFLURRY The TribuneTHEPEOPLESPAPER BIGGESTANDBESTLATESTNEWSONWWW.TRIBUNE242.COM 5('8&(<285:(5%,//'$< 67$57$9,1*: 5('8&(+($7)$'($1'*/$5( 67250)5$0(:,1'2:6 By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net PERSONS found driving over the proposed legal alcohol limit will face a $3,000 fine or jail time and have their licences suspended for up to a year once amendments to the Road Traffic Act are enacted. The new restrictions are a part Governments tough stance on motorists driving under the influence of drugs or drink who are believed to be the ones responsible for most traffic accidents. Autopsies of 25 drivers who By SANCHESKA BROWN Tribune Staff Reporter sbrown@tribunemedia.net THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force apprehended 106 illegal immigrants in waters off the Exumas Tuesday. Officials say the Haitian vessel was spotted 15 nautiBy LAMECH JOHNSON ljohnson@tribunemedia.net TWO teenagers were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon in connec tion with a $13,000 armed robbery incident four days ago. Ross Heastie and Ryan Munnings both 19 years old appeared before gun court Magistrate Joyanne Pratt-Ferguson where they were charged with robbery, receiving, and firearm and ammunition possession. The prosecution alleges that on Sunday, October 23, the accused men robbed Carl Darville of $13,800. They were charged with receiving $6,150 of the stolen funds that belonged to Mr Darville and possessing a .38 Smith Revolver and three bullets for the weapon. The victim was making a deposit at Bank of the Bahamas on Shirley Street around 5pm when the robbery took place. The man had contacted the By TANEKA THOMPSON Deputy Chief Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net POLICE will have more time to investigate serious crimes once amendments to the Road Traffic Act are enacted into law, said Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. As he wrapped up the House of Assemblys debate on the amendments last night, Mr Ingraham said in this time of high crime the last thing police INSIDETODAYYYOOUURRSSOOUURRCCEE FFOORROOBBIITTUUAARRIIEESSNOBODYBEATSTHETRIBUNENEWS SPORT FASHION MOVIES TVMUSIC ONSALEEVERYSATURDAYGGEETTYYOOUURRLLAATTEESSTTCCOOUUPPOONNSS im lovin it S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 1 1 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 3 3 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 2 2 S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 1 1 4 4 TEEN AGERS IN COURT OVER ARMED ROBBERY 106 IMMIGRANTS S TOPPED IN EXUMA WATERS $3,000 FINE IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE THEBLOODYSHIRT of one of the gunshot victims lies in the road after the incident yesterday, which saw two men being chased through the streets of downtown Nassau before being shot on East Bay St. Photo: Felip Major /Tribune Staff POLICE TOGET EXTRATIME TO INVESTIGATE SUPER Value announced today a major expansion of its business in organic, specialty foods, ice creams, cheeses, and dairy products as well as frozen foods and other healthy offerings. Speaking exclusively with The Tribune and The BigT, Mr Rupert Roberts, the food store chains president, said that while the economy is not conducive to widespread expansion of the company, Bahamian consumers are demanding more and more health conscious products. We have not grown to be the largest supermarket chain by not responding to our Bahamian customers, Mr Roberts said. We are now providing them with the most choices at the lowest prices. We are adding more coolers, more refrigeration space, new scanners, new warehouse systems and refrigeration units, he said. And because of The Big T were adding 25 more checkout lanes throughout the stores, as well as new carts and a host of other improvements. We have heard and answered the Bahamians request to eat healthier. We are increasing our organic, diet, vegetarian, vegan and more specialty products and the space we devote to them, starting with our stores in Cable Beach, Top-of-the Hill, Mackey Street and Winton, SUPER VALUE TO EXPAND ...and extra lanes thanks to the Big T too! S S E E E E p p a a g g e e 5 5

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By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Two male residents of Bimini were taken into custody by police in connection with the discov ery and seizure of a quantity of illegal drugs on Grand Bahama. ASP Clarence Reckley reported that the men, ages 41 and 24 years of Bailey Town, were stopped by Drug Enforcement Unit officers around 3.25pm on Tuesday on Queens Boulevard. While searching their vehicle, officers discovered four taped packages containing suspected marijuana in a green and black duffle bag on the rear passenger seat. ASP Reckley stated that the drugs seized weighs 29 pounds and has an estimated street value of $29,000. He said the men are assisting police with their investigation. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE colina.com Bahamas Home and Builders Tradeshow andEnergyExhibition2011The Best of Professionals in every area you could need for building, renovations, repairs and more! Friday, November 4th at 6:00pm (By Invite Only)Saturday, November 5th at 9:00am (Free Admission) Sunday, November 6th at 9:00am (Free Admission) Wyndham Nassau Resort Ballroom Cable Beach, Nassau,The Bahamas SecureYour BoothSpaceToday! VisitOurWebsite, RegisterToExhibitwww.bahcon.com The Bahamas Home & Builders Show (BHBS) is the largest annual consumer trade show in the Bahamas.The BHBS offers the largest display of products and materials in more than 200 construction product categories and attracts more than 3,000 professionals and consumers from around The Bahamas and The Caribbean. Despite the challenging state of the worldseconomy,professionals and consumers alike should use this opportunity to increase efciencies,re-tool their businesses and continue to educate themselves in order to be ready for all business opportunities.Log on today to our website for more information about the show and to download exhibitors, advertising and attendees registration forms. PREVIOUSEXHIBITORS:Assured Financial Services Bahamas Foam Insulations Bahamian Paint Supply Best Buy Furniture C abinet World Carpet World Designer Concrete Solutions Enviroscape Inc. Green Cleaners Bahamas HomeKo Home Depot Instiuarch Magazine Interior Exterior Island Sight and Sound J.R. Electric Ltd. Jolly Roger Kelly's Lumber Yard Lowe's Home Centre Marathon Bahamas Master Technicians Ltd. P aint Suppliers Planet Trading Group Precision Industries Professional Pest Control The Hardware Boutique The Paint Depot The Paint Place Triple H. Custom Designers Trupine Products Western Hardware and LumberFree Give-Aways, Products, Seminars,Training and more. $50,000 Worth of Prizes and Giveaways! MINISTRYOFTHEENVIRONMENT For more Info contact the office at 376-8463 or 454-1022 oremail: info@bahahcon.com or admin@bahcon.com.ALLTHEINFORMATIONYOUNEEDUNDERONEROOF! By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT Grand Bahama Police have arrested one man and are searching for two others involved in a home invasion and armed robbery at Pioneers Loop ear ly Wednesday morning. ASP Clarence Reckley, assistant press liaison officer, reported that police received a report around 5.28am that three men had jumped over a fence in a nearby yard. According to reports, the suspects had kicked in the front door to gain entry to a residence, where they held up the occupants and demanded cash. Several police units were dispatched to the area to investigate. While in the area, officers observed three suspects fleeing from a home. Mr Reckley said officers pursued the suspects and were able to apprehend one man who is assisting them with their investigations. A firearm and several rounds of ammunition were also recovered, along with some items that were taken from the home. The matter is under active investigations. SEARCH UNDER WAY AFTER HOME INVASION TWO MEN ARRESTED OVER DRUGS FIND By DANA SMITH dsmith@tribunemedia.net RELATIVES and friends of Rev Prince Hepburn remember him fondly as a charitable man who lived a life full of purpose. Rev Hepburn died on Tuesday evening of natural causes at his home in Bain Town. He was 92. Born July 11, 1919 at the Cove, Cat Island, Rev Hepburn dedicated his life to charity. One of his more eminent accomplishments was the foundation of the Star of the Bahamas Charity Guide in 1940, an organisation that offers an annual summer camp to underprivileged boys and girls. Sonia Marshall, the daughter of Rev Hepburn, described her late father as: A charitable person, a disciplinarian, a strong and focused individual. We remember him as somebody with a golden heart towards the underprivileged boys and girls of this nation. Charity was his gift and he went after his gift with a passion. We are saddened, but its mixed emotions, Mrs Marshall said. Because hes been with us for so many years, we will miss him but hes done so much he lived a life full of purpose. Sir Durward Knowles, a childhood friend of Rev Hepburn, said the two were very close. According to friends, Rev Hepburn was a part of the Knowles household, almost as a child of the family. Ive known him all my life, he was a brother to me, Sir Durward said. He was a Christian gentleman and one of the finest Bahamians you could ever meet. I had the greatest respect for him. In addition to his work with the Bahamas Charity Guide, Rev Hepburn was president of the Bahamas Brotherhood, an organisation known for providing an annual Christ mas treat for more than 2,000 underprivileged children. He also founded the Cat Island Association in 1958 to promote the welfare of the children of central Cat Island. Likewise, he was the founder of the Womens Mis sionary Council of the Bahamas and served on the Licensing Authority Board for four years. Rev Hepburn served as chairman of the Child Pro tection Committee for two years, as a member of the Ministry of Education Advisory Council for five years, and as a member of the Advi sory Council Committee on Welfare and Social development. He also served on the Bahamas Red Cross Council for 30 years. Rev Hepburn received several accolades and awards during his lifetime: In 1966 he was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming invested into the Queen's Order of Chivalry for his services to the people of the Bahamas. In 1978 he received the annual humanitarian award from the Bahamas Elks Association. In 1946 he was appointed Justice of the Peace. In 1961 he received the Constitution Medal for Outstanding Service. In 1993 the Ministry of Youth and Personal Development presented him with the National Youth Leaders Recognition Award. Mrs Marshall said: I can truly say that our father has walked with the rich and famous, with kings and queens, but he still remained lowly and humble. He preferred to live in the Bain Town area. That was where he wanted to be, that was where his heart lived, she said. He lived there all his life and he died there. He lived his way. TRIBUTES PAID TO CHARITY CHAMPION REVPRINCE HEPBURN ,who has died aged 92

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By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net HURRICANE repairs and assistance continue throughout the southern Bahamas nearly two months after the passage of Hurricane Irene. Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham yesterday gave an update to parliament on the situation in Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay and Mayaguana in the aftermath of powerful storm. The repair and restoration phaseof the NEMA assistance programme began in the southern Bahamas on September 19 and is ongoing, Mr Ingraham said. According to the prime minister, 105 homes in Acklins were impacted by Hurricane Irene, 17 of which sustained major damage with one completely destroyed. More than $152,500 has been spent on the purchase and shipment of materials for Acklins so far, Mr Ingraham said. He said 47 people have received materials from the first delivery to Acklins and a second shipment departed Nassau on Tuesday, which should have arrived yesterday. The first repairs have already commenced on the homes of senior citizens, who were designated a priority. In addition, Mr Ingraham said, two teams of residents from Acklins of nine individuals will be engaged to commence repairs on additional homes following the arrival ofthe second shipment of building materials. Asa result of complaints from Acklins regarding the distribution of relief goods, Mr Ingraham said a retired Defence Force officer is being dispatched to the island to oversee the aid efforts. The director of NEMA will also be visiting Acklins before the end of the week, he said, adding that this will delay the startof the next phase of repairs. Mr Ingraham reported that 44 homes were damaged in Crooked Island, six incurring major damage while one was completely destroyed. He said: Building materials have been purchased for NEMAs repair programme in Crooked Island at a cost of some $16,000. Repairs on 12 homes have been completed so far and additional building materials are en route to Crooked Island, Mr Ingraham said. When the supplies arrive, nine residents will be engaged to complete repairs on 15-20 houses, he said. In Mayaguana, 79 homes were damaged by the hurricane, but fortunately all sustained only minor damage and most require only roof repairs, the prime minister said. Repairs on four homes have been completed and more supplies are expected to arrive in Mayaguana this week. Additional repairs on homes, primarily the homes of senior citizens, will take place over the next three weeks and will cost $8,638 in wages, Mr Ingraham said. The NEMA repair programme benefits senior citizens and other disadvantaged residents who qualify. In other cases, building sup plies are provided to home owners who are able to organise their own repairs without further help from NEMA. MEXICO IN PATH MEXICO (AP) Meanwhile, tourists fleeing Hurricane Rina crowded Cancuns airport yesterday, even as the cyclone lost some of its punch ona course for Mexicos resort-studded Caribbean coast. Authorities evacuated some fishing communities and closed schools along the coast of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, and NASA cut short an undersea laboratory mission near Key Largo, Florida, bringing the crew back to land. Rina is forecast to remain a hurricane as it sweeps along Mexico's most popular tourist destinations Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya, on Thursday, though forecasters predicted it would continue to weaken. Rinas maximum sustained winds dropped to 85 mph (135 kph) Wednesday afternoon, down from 110 mph (175 kph) earlier in the day. It was about 190 miles (305 kilometers) south-southeast of the island of Cozumel, and was moving to the westnorthwest at about 5 mph (7 kph). Lines snaked to the ticket counters in the crowded Cancun airport as jumbo airliners headed to Canada and Europe waited in pouring rain. Many travelers said they had already scheduled to leave Wednesday. But Janet Gallo, 41, of New York City decided to cut short her fiveday trip to Playa del Carmen. The projected track shows Rina curving east toward Cuba and the Straits of Florida by early next week, though the Hurricane Center cautioned there is great uncertainty as to where Rina will be located by the weekend. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 3 $5(<28/22.,1*)25$0DQDJHPHQW&RQVXOWDQW" %XVLQHVV:RPDQSRVVHVVWKHIROORZLQJVNLOOV,QIRUPDWLRQHFK +XPDQHVRXUFHV &RPPXQLFDWLRQ ,QVXUDQFHDQDJHPHQW)/0,&HUWLHG 2SHUDWLRQVDQDJHPHQW %RRNNHHSLQJHUYLFHV$FFRXQWVD\DEOH $FFRXQWVHFHLYDEOHV 3D\UROO ,QYHQWRU\ %DQNHFRQFLOLDWLRQ &RQWDFW0DFLH'DZNLQV+DQQD 3%R[ 1DVVDX%DKDPDV 3KRQH(PDLO'DZNLQVDQGDVVRFLDWHV#JPDLOFRP SHIPS SHELTERING FROM RINA IN THE BAHAMAS ASHURRICANERINA builds elsewhere in the Caribbean, the Bahamas has become a port safe from the storm, with more ships pulling in for safe harbour. The hurricane is expected to continue moving towards Mexicos coast before edging back towards Cuba, although there is great uncertainty over Rinas path by the weekend. Photo: Felip Major /Tribune Staff PEOPLE AT the airport in Mexico, looking to catch a flight out of the path of Hurricane Rina. ...but meanwhile repairs still go on in southern islands after Irene

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EDITOR, The Tribune. It is a given that the nation is in a polarised state. The art of class warfare is alive and well. Divisions abound among our people and The Bahamas is lurching from pillar to post. All, however, is not yet lost and we need not, at this time, write the obituary for our beautiful country. Yes, there are a number of serious challenges and more than enough societal and economic barbarians at the proverbial gates. It is my humble submission, however, that if we were to take a less politically tribalism approach that most of what ails us can and will be cured. Let us take a close look at crime; its alleged causes and suggested solutions. While we are at it, let us not neglect to figure out why our infrastructural work in New Providence is in such a shambles. Of course, we must also ask the hard question: Is the Prime Minister up to the daunting tasks which confront him? Crime and the fear of crime are literally killing The Bahamas. Far too many misguided persons have lambasted the current Minister of National Security and sought to blame him for the state of crime in our nation. Is this, however, a fair and balanced status quo? Crime begins within the inner mind of an individual. It is absolutely impossible for the Minister or the police to enter the mind of an individual and determine, in advance, that he or she will commit or is disposed to commit a crime. We must find the ways and means to encourage rehabili tation and the literal transformation of the thought processes of recalcitrant antisocial individuals, especially the more youthful ones. A dedicated form or system of urban renewal must be implemented in short order, by whatever name youd wish. All of this unnecessary politically charged in your face must cease and desist. The state of our major roads in New Providence is beyond the pale. The Permanent Secretary and the substantive Minister of Works are, apparently, oblivious to the grid lock which the road builder has cre ated by the disjointed schedule of work. Traffic flows are extremely frustrating and have led to a massive decrease in productivity of many workers and managers. Why not fix or rehabilitate one road at a time? Why not deploy the traffic and other police officers in the known hot spots instead of having large numbers of them hanging around; looking pretty and doing absolutely nothing? What is the erstwhile Commissioner of Police saying or doing about this? In fact, where is he? The Rt Hon Prime Minister used to have the fire in his belly, so to speak but, I postulate, that he has long ago lost it. He seems to be on cruise control as is, apparently, the nation at large. A slew of potentially bogus bills were recently presented in the House of Assembly (and we spell assembly with an a, thank God). The PM is well aware that these are not going anywhere any time soon. Nor will they be all things to all men as we go into the electoral mode. No doubt, the right honourable gentleman and his hapless colleagues on the front bench mean well but the road to hell, historically, has always been paved with good intentions and a massive dose of shaving cream. Nothing has changed. To attempt, perhaps uncon stitutionally, to impose minimum and maximum punishment guidelines and to agree to a parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of The Royal Bahamas Police Force due to public hysterics is not progressive or conducive to nation building. What will such attempts do to the independence and effectiveness of the judiciary? What will they do to the overall morale of the police force? Is the veil between the separation of the three branches of government being lifted and, if so, what will the lasting repercussions be? Talking what might appear or designed to appear as a good talk is one thing. To drag the judiciary and the police into the harsh and glaring arena of politics is another. The PMs shelf life may well be at an ignoble end. Like he would have shouted at his greatest benefactor and mentor, publicly, in the honourable House of Assembly (or is it the House of the As) not too many years ago: It is time to go........., does that same unwarranted outburst now apply to him? I used to love and admire the PM with an unbridled affection. Time, however, alters many, if not all, cases of infatuation and delusions. It is always painful to realise that the object of ones passion is yet another individual made of brittle clay. Realistic decisions are not being made, in my view and not enough, if anything, is being done to heal the national wounds. To God then, in all of these mundane things, be the glory. ORTLAND H BODIE Jr Nassau, October 7, 2011. EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune LimitedNULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., (Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt Publisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P .O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama HES MAYOR of a city where Democrats and organised labour are famous for working side by side, but Rahm Emanuel is now turning up the heat on Chicagos unions. Emanuel has ridiculed the practice of paying heavy equipment operators overtime just to get ready for work. Hes invited private trash haulers to square off against city crews to see who does a better, cheaper job. And hes called out transit workers for getting paid time off not only for their birthdays, but for the day they landed their jobs. Mayors and governors across the country have criticised organised labour in their efforts to ease budget problems. But the public spats between union leaders and the former White House chief of staff are a brand-new spectacle in Chicago, where for generations unions have kept a tight hold on many jobs and played an important role in the party political machine that kept mayors in office. Its an effort to demonise the workforce, complained Robert Kelly, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, which city officials blamed this month for the need to cut $277 million in public transportation funds. Since taking office in May, Emanuel has portrayed himself as the champion of taxpayers and even the citys schoolchildren as he targets the overtime pay, perks and work schedules of teachers, garbage collectors and other workers in the three dozen unions that represent more than 60,000 city employees. Union leaders recall heated differences with Emanuels predecessor, Mayor Richard M Daley. But Daley, they say, kept most of the disputes behind closed doors. Emanuel has confronted them in headlines and nearly weekly news conferences. Emanuel, a former Clinton administration aide and congressman, has taken tough stands against organised labour before, particularly during the 1994 negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement. But he came into the mayors office less reliant on the unions than his predecessors, due to the more independent coalition that helped him get elected. Hes calculated that organised labour in this city is in a less powerful position to inflict some sort of pain, said Robert Bruno, a professor of labour and employment relations at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Unlike previous mayors who maintained a level of diplomacy, hes calculated that he can take these public stands, that he can be so confrontational. Emanuel spokeswoman Chris Mather said the complaints ignore all that Emanuel and the unions have done together since he took office. The two sides passed a comprehensive wellness plan, she said, referring to a programme to manage chronic health prob lems for city workers. We are working with them to competitively bid city services, and city officials just sealed a deal governing much-debated union rules at the mammoth McCormick Place convention centre. Thats huge. At a time when people line up for jobs that pay little more than minimum wage, Emanuel has been quick to note examples such as one sanitation worker whose overtime alone in the first four months of the year totalled nearly $38,000. Nobody takes advantage of city taxpayers as if theyre dumb money, Emanuel said shortly after announcing he would lay off 625 city workers, including some at the water departments call centre and custodians at airports and libraries, because union leaders wouldnt bring costs down. Im not looking to beat labour. I want them to be a partner, said Emanuel, who said he recognises the role organised labour plays in the economic and cultural fabric of our society. But, he said, You cannot be a full partner if what you say is, Everybody has to put skin in the game but us. After taking office, Emanuel swiftly began pushing changes to city work rules, such as one he says pays $8 an hour more to mechanics than to machinists. He also wants to stop paying garbage collectors more when they work alone than when working with someone else, when the amount of work doesnt change. He cancelled a raise due to teachers and is battling the teachers union over his promise to lengthen school days. He recently launched what might be called the Trash Olympics to see whether public or private employees do the best job on Chicagos recycling collection. Emanuel also successfully pushed for unions that represent carpenters and truck drivers to eliminate rules that trade groups said raised their costs and dissuaded them from holding conventions at McCormick Place. Among other things, the rules prohibited exhibitors from unloading their own vehicles and using their own tools to set up booths. Union leaders insist that beating them is precisely what Emanuel has set out to do. They say he is not giving the public the whole story. For example, they say, his call to save $234,000 in overtime pay by cutting 30 minutes of prep time for hoisting engineers fails to mention it saves the city even more money because other workers arent waiting around for the equipment to warm up. Transit workers take exception to the notion theyre pampered. The reason why you give people birthdays (and anniversary days) off is because in the private sector they get more holidays, said Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labour. You cant shut the system down, so you get creative. One after another, union leaders complain that they learn about Emanuels complaints not in meetings with him but in the media. Theyve gone on a union-busting campaign, said Robert Kelly, the transit union chief. And hes counting on the average person, especially those (who are) unemployed or are struggling, to be angry at the unions. (By Don Babwin, Associated Press) Decision points and time to heal LETTERSletters@tribunemedia.net Even in Chicago, mayor goes after unions Now through Sat Nov 12 on Mackey StDURING NASSAU GLASS COMPANYSART GALLERY & LIGHTING CENTREPre~Christmas SaleAMOS FERGUSON ORIGINALSTake advantage of this opportunity to save!Limited supply of Amos paintings available. Dont miss out on o w ning a cher ished Amos Or iginal! EDITOR, The Tribune. I must congratulate John Issa of Breezes Hotel for making it known that pure casino resorts no longer have that magnetism. Unless we are totally asleep, what is coming to Miami and Miami Beach with the pro posed 3-Destination Resorts of the top US Casino-Hotel companies will shoot all that is said to be best in class off the map at Baha Ma. Ask yourself what attracts visitors to Atlantis? Anyone employed at Atlantis will tell you the aquarium and amenities (slides) by far. What is Baha Ma going to offer to challenge? Macau is the global centre of large mega resort investments, everyone who is someone is there and all are making enormous profits, but as I mention above Miami and Miami Beach could bring all the US players on our doorsteps and then what? The state of Massachusetts has recently also approved casino licenses, the north-east is one of the areas where The Bahamas traditionally pull visitors from. 150 miles east of Mississippi there is organised gaming of some kind. Were the words of Sir Sol Kerzner absolutely correct? A staged introduction at Baha Ma made enormous sense as Atlantis GM said recently, he is unaware of where the airlift to fill 3,500 rooms (7,000 beds) is going to come from plus Atlantis. Jamaica has recently approved the granting of casino licenses to mega, Baha Ma like projects and the same folks who are developing Albany are heavily involved in one project...$2.5 billion. In recent World Tourism Awards, The Bahamas was not placed again...many who are sensible looking at The Bahamas Tourism product ask is it still better In The Bahamas? H. HUMES, Nassau, October 24, 2011 Bahamas still a good bet?

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and eventually to the other larger stores. Why more checkout lanes? Because we have seen a big increase in business since we started doing coupons with The BigT, said a smiling Mr Roberts. We will have hundreds of new items to the thousands of items you can already get here at the best prices, he added. Our success is service, service, service. We give the people what they are demanding and our consumers are asking for a bigger variety, better value and healthier choices without all these preservatives. Clifton Fernander, Director of Perishable Merchandising, who has been with Super Value for 37 years, said that we have reorganised and modernised our business from the inside in order to handle the growth and expected demand in our new and expanded offerings. We have just completed replacing our warehouse refrigeration system with a new state-of-the-art cold storage system costing over half a million dollars. We also have implemented one of the new state-of-the-art store-to-warehouse inventory/ordering systems in order to get groceries and perishables to the stores in the most efficient, effective and freshest manner, Mr Fernander said. At our Cable Beach store, we are adding 12 feet of dairy along with 20 feet of specialty ice cream cases, 24 feet of new specialty frozen foods, 24 feet of new specialty grocery items, such as European bagels, pastas, teas, drinks, juices and 16 feet of multideck cheeses, added Mr Fernander. We are also adding new similar equipment to the Mackey Street Top-Of-TheHill and next year to Winton and the other larger stores, Mr Fernander explained. We are bringing in products from Robert's Bakery, the third largest bakery in the UK. They bake over 2 million loaves and rolls a week. Products such as onion bread, tomato and olive bread, cranberry bread for Christmas and real English muffins and crumpets. Coupled with those offerings, he said, well bring in Wrights pies. The ex-pats will remember and love the steak and kidney pies, chicken and mushroom as well as Cornish pastries and sausage rolls. No need to pay overweight charges on your BA flight as you can pick up the freshest, best tasting products at your neighbourhood SuperValue as soon as you land or every week, Mr Fernander added. Were not done, were bringing in the English bacon, Yorkshire pudding, cod in butter sauce, Rani Indian pre-cooked exceptional quality hand-made restaurant style Indian meals and sauces. Im not done yet, said Mr Fernander, because were also bringing in Iceland frozen foods without any genetically modified ingredients in their brands as well as a host of organic items from KeHE distributors, one of the worlds largest health food organizations. Were bringing in new organic products, such as yogurts, cheese, ice creams, pastas, organic chicken, lamb, WAGYU beef. And for those who have particular religious affiliations, such as our Jewish brothers, were bringing Kosher items as well. Last, but by no means least, were now bringing in Scottish smoked salmon and English and French cheeses for all those party appetisers. You name it, we got it. Mr Roberts has always preached service, service service as the mantra to the success of Super Value and so were delighted to be announcing these enhancements, said Mr Fernander. He lauged:If you can't find it in our stores, then please give us a ring at the head office. Well find it and if we cant find it and bring it in for you, then it aint made! Most of the construction will be finished by early January, but the products will be available and will be advertised effectively from today. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 5 7KHULFKPDQVZHDOWK LVKLVVWURQJFLW\ $QGOLNHDKLJKZDOOLQ KLVRZQHVWHHP f 3URYHUEV SUPERVALUE TOEXPAND f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e THEMACKEYSTREET Super Value store which, along with the Cable Beach store, will benefit from the expansion, leading to the addition of new ranges, such as English foods from Wrights, such as the one pictured right ONE OF the new refrigeration systems at Super Value that is a crucial part of the expansion.

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE PMURGES ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO REGISTER By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net PRIME Minister Hubert Ingraham urged all eligible voters to register as soon as possible. Speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday, Mr Ingraham said: There is still an opportunity to register to vote in the next general elections. Bahamians who are eligible to vote are urged to do so last minute registrations ought to be avoided. Our system of registration of voters is unique; perhaps the most democratic and fair in our region a new register of voters must be prepared every five years. With the Boundaries Commission already appointed, Mr Ingraham said it is the governments aim to achieve the fairest distribution of seats according to the countrys geography and population which can only be accomplished with up-to-date information on the distribution of registered voters. Individuals seeking to register should bring proof of citizenship such as a valid passport; a birth certificate and a valid ID or documentation; or a current voters card and appropriate documentation. In New Providence, voter registration centres are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, at: Parliamentary Registration Department, Farrington Road Town Centre and Marathon malls General Post Office, East Hill Street Carmichael Post Office Elizabeth Estates Post Office Super Value, Mackey Street National Insurance Board, Baillou Hill Road Lynden Pindling International AirportEvening registration, between 5pm and 7pm, takes place at Parliamentary Registration Department and at Marathon Mall.In Grand Bahama, the Parliamentary Registration Department and NIB building are open for voter registration Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm and 5pm to 7pm. The Post Office on Explorers Way is open for registration Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10am to 3pm and the Eight Mile Rock East Township Building are open from 10am to 3pm. Family Island residents can register at the Administrators Office during normal working hours. PRIME MINISTER Hubert Ingraham has urged eligible voters not to wait until the last minute to register.

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 8, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE PEDIATRICIAN Dr Paul Hunt, one of the Medical and Dental Associa tions 2011 honorees, donat ed his award to a local shelter for children. Dr Freeman Lockhart, a member of the association, presented the cash prize to Brennamae RolleCooper, administrator of the Grand Bahama Childrens Home (GBCH), on Tuesday. We were thrilled to hear that Dr Hunt would be so generous to our home it really goes above and beyond his role as a doctor, said Mrs Cooper. This donation will be used to help our ongoing expenses and we want to thank Dr Paul Hunt and the entire Medical and Dental Association for their continued support of our children. :LQ )5((DPPRJU DPVIRUOLIH DOCTOR GOES BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY DRFREEMANLOCKHART donates money to the Grand Bahama Childrens Home. Receiving the donation are Brennamae Rolle-Cooper, and Enzy Jones, GBCH assistant administrator. W W e e w w e e r r e e t t h h r r i i l l l l e e d d t t o o h h e e a a r r t t h h a a t t D D r r H H u u n n t t w w o o u u l l d d b b e e s s o o g g e e n n e e r r o o u u s s t t o o o o u u r r h h o o m m e e Brennamae Rolle-Cooper

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THE recent high electricity bills are a sign that the Bahamas needs to adopt alternative energy solutions, Minister of State for the Environment Phenton Neymour said. He was speaking on October 24, as the Ministry of the Environment launched Energy Awareness Week at the Paul Farquharson Centre on East Street. Mr Neymour said: The systemic nature of this problem demands that a holistic approach be taken. One approach requires tracking down each unit of energy wasted, to minimise the need for future expansion of infrastructure. It must be recognised, however, that while reliance on tried and proven technologies, both renewable and nonrenewable, provides a level of certainty in the short term, without focused research and development of emerging technologies, the likelihood of establishing indigenous forms of clean technology diminish rapidly. Mr Neymour discussed the potential of solar water heaters, which the government has been testing for sev eral months. He said: Typical systems include a storage tank, a collector panel and a fluid to transfer the energy from the sun to the water. There are many different types, each having their relative advantages and disadvantages, however a very efficient type, the thermosiphon model, is the most used world wide. It saves on investment and maintenance cost and is presently being installed in government provided homes here in the Bahamas as a part of a pilot project. But, Mr Neymour said, renewable energy technologies will encounter a number of challenges in the Bahamas. Among these are the lack of awareness among potential users, the lack of knowledge and skill among the local work force, the high initial cost of equipment, and the need for further incentives, he said. During Energy Awareness Week, the ministry will conduct a series of school visits to promote energy efficiency and encourage students to explore new and bright ideas in energy, Mr Neymour added. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 9 The Mercedes-Benz C-ClassYour most enjoyable drive ever.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a pleasure tobehold offering a new interpretation of driving pleasure. Its taut lines lend it an air of effortless superiority while the wide radiator grille and distinctive rear section announce a vehicle with a real presence and dynamic personality. Few cars can compete with its ability to adjust so many facets of its character from the interior to the drive technology so quickly and precisely in response toexternal conditions and your own particular needs. The key to this flexible response is the standard-fit Agility Control Package which includes selective damping. The interior offers noticeably more space and a more distinctive atmosphere tosuit your taste. As you will see, the C-Class is the perfect embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz philosophy.Tyreflex Star MotorsWulff Road, P. O. Box N 9123, Nassau, The Bahamas, Tel 242.325.4961 Fax 242.323.4667OUR PARTS DEPARTMENT IS FULLY STOCKED WITH EVERY COMPONENT NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR MERCEDES RUNS TROUBLE FREE. TRAINED TECHNICIANS ON DUTY. MINISTER OF State for the Environment, Phenton Neymour discusses the benefits of decreasing the nations dependence on fossil fuels. On his right is Minister of the Environment, Earl Deveaux. Photo: Gena Gibbs/BIS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CALL BY MINISTER

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LOCAL NEWS PAGE 10, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE .,'=&,7< MONTAGU MP Loretta Butler-Turner is asking creative youngsters from across her constituency to design an official greeting card in time for Christmas. Tomorrow, Mrs ButlerTurner will launch the con stituencys first Christmas card competition and is asking residents between the ages of 16 and 25 to create a card with a Montagu theme depicting aspects of the picturesque constituency. A panel of independent judges will decide the top three cards. The winning design will be printed on cards to be sent to constituents, friends and even foreign colleagues and partners. Additionally, the winner will receive an Apple iPad, with the second and third place finishers receiving cash prizes and having their designs featured on the back of the cards. Entries should be marked Montagu Christmas card competition and can be dropped of at the Montagu Constituency headquarters, 66 Village Road, or emailed to Montaguchristmascard@ gmail.com. The closing date for entries is Friday, November 18. FUNDS raised during a police band concert last week in Freeport were donated to the Home for the Aged. From left: Inspector Kevin Mortimer; Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour; Agatha Thompson, administrator of Grand Bahama Home for the Aged; Sgt Ellen Strachan; officer Cordell Capron. Photo: Vandyke Hepburn FUNDS RAISED DURING POLICE CONCERT TO HELP THE AGED YOUNG ARTISTS TO GET INTO CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

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LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 11 lot, and then onto Bay Street. Although the official police statement released last night contained few details, law enforcement sources say the attack may have been gang related. There are conflicting reports on how many gunshot wounds the victims received. One source states one victim received five wounds, while the other received three. Another source claims each received two gun shot wounds. Employees of Marlin Marine, a store directly across the street from the gas station, said they heard gun shots, but didnt see anything. I heard shots and I lie down on the ground, thats all Idid, said one man. There wasnt no other choice. I dont want get hit by no stray bullets. No S on my chest no Superman here. Another employee heard the shots but claimed he thought the gunfire was Halloween festivities. I was in the back in the workshop when I hear shots, he stated. I thought it was a firecracker, its Halloween time. Nikesha Wallace, the manager of Esso gas station, was not present when the shooting occurred and only offered: I honestly don't know anything, I reached work late. I wish I could tell you something, but I don't know what happened. The victims, Kevin Johnson, 45, and Franky Pierre, 40, are both listed in stable condition at Princess Margaret Hospital. GUNMAN CHASES VICTIMS ALONG BAY STREET f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e

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died in traffic accidents in 2010 revealed that 17 of them had blood alcohol levels over the proposed new legal limit, the House was told yesterday. Four of these accident victims had alcohol and drugs in their systems, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest said as he debated the amendments to the Road Traffic Act in the House of Assembly yesterday. Although the sample size of the study is small only 36 of 44 traffic fatality victims were studied Mr Turnquest said it is sufficient evidence to illustrate "the role alcohol plays in traffic fatalities and by extension traffic accidents." Government hopes the penalties will deter drunk or high persons from getting behind the wheel. Under the proposed amendments, police will be able to take breath, blood or urine samples of motorists who are suspected of driving under the influence of a substance. The proposed alcohol limits are 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood; or 107 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of urine. Mr Turnquest said that carefully screened officers will be trained and certified in the use of the breathalysers and sobriety testing and will be posted at specialised units. The police force currently has 25 hand held and two stationary breath testing devices. Under the amendments, a police officers presence will not be legally required at the scene of an accident unless a person is killed, seriously injured or there is major damaged to a vehicle. For the past five years, police have investigated on average more than 800 accidents a month, Mr Turnquest said. Once the new law is passed, drivers will legally be able to come to an agreement over who is at fault for an accident and settle the matter without police intervention. The amendments also remove fixed penalty offences from the Criminal Procedure Code Act and place them in the Road Traffic Act. This will allow a police officer to give a traffic offender a ticket or fixed penalty, giving them the option to pay a fine within a time period or have the matter heard in court. Fixed penalties will be lower than fines given out by magistrates and are expected to reduce the number of traffic cases that clog the legal system. A person who accepts a fixed penalty avoiding a court appearance will not have a conviction against them. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 12, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMASVisit our website at www.cob.edu.bs need to focus on is an archaic law mandating they investigate every minor traffic accident. Mr Ingraham said the amendments might upset some in the insurance industry, who have for years demanded copies of police accident reports before they pay out an accident claim. He said the time has come for the industry to stop relying on police to act as insurance adjusters. Insurance companies in the Bahamas or those who sell motor vehicle insurance have had an easy ride for 60 plus years. They have had the Government police department to act as their insurance adjusters. You are insured and they would not pay your claim until they get a report from the police. He told those in the insurance industry: Do your own work, get your own adjuster. When your house gets burned down the adjuster comes and makes a report to the insurance company and they pay, why should I treat him differently for a car than for a house or business? He added that the amendments are part of his administration's plan to reduce bureaucracy and reform society. What modern society has such an archaic system that says the police has to investigate every accident? Governments of the Bahamas have (for some time) been quite happy with the status quo. Every time we try and change things we get all sorts of opposition from very intelligent people. Even if they vote for it they will criticise it. Under the proposed amendments, a police officer's presence will not be legally required at the scene of an accident unless a person is killed, seriously injured or there is major damaged to a vehicle. Once the new law is passed, drivers will legally be able to come to an agreement over who is at fault for an accident and settle the matter without police intervention. $3,000 FINE IF YOU DRINK AND DRIVE f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e POLICE TOGET EXTRATIME TO INVESTIGATE

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police at this time and told them that he was robbed by two males, one being armed with a hand gun. Yesterdays arraignment was originally set for the early morning, but had been put down to 1pm due to charge dockets not being ready. Before the arraignment had taken place, the defendants were escorted into court in handcuffs. Heastie was limping and his right pants leg was torn, showing bandage wraps on his shin. When the arraignment took place and the judge read the charges to both defendants, she informed them that the robbery and receiving charges were electable offences that could be tried before the Magistrates Court or the Supreme Court and a jury. They pleaded not guilty to all offences and elected to have the robbery and receiving charges heard before Court 9 presided over by Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson. When the subject of bail was raised by the judge, the prosecution immediately objected to the accused men receiving a bond on the basis that both already had matters pending before the courts and had allegedly committed offences while on bail for the pending cases. The prosecution revealed that Heastie has a causing harm case in Court 1 that resumes November 17 and a grievous harm case in Court 10 that continues next year. Prosecution noted that the law stipulates that persons charged with committing an offence while on a bond could be denied bail for the matter where the punishment for the offence carried a prison sentence of more than 12 months. With regard to Munnings, the prosecution commented that the accused was already on bail for a similar matter firearm and ammunition possession before Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson on October 31. At this point, Christina Galanos, defence attorney for Heastie and Munnings, told the court of the alleged beatings her clients had received from police while in custody at the Central Detectives Unit since Sunday. She claimed that Heastie, who she was not allowed to see until one hour before his arraignment, was gun-butted about the body and choked to the point that a mark was left on his neck. The judge noted the police brutality complaints made and requested that a name(s) be given. Ms Galanos on behalf of her client, told the court that a Sgt Knowles was one of the officers who carried out the attack. She further claimed that Heastie was threatened and forced to sign a police statement that he had never seen or had knowledge of. The defence lawyer claimed that Munnings also shared similar experiences while in police custody where a bag was allegedly put over his head and a gun in his mouth that caused a tooth to chip. Officer Meeres, whose rank was not given to the accused, was allegedly one of the attackers. Munnings too was threatened and forced to sign a fabricated police statement, she told the judge. On the issue of bail for Heastie, she acknowledged that her client had pending matters before the court but said that aside from those facts, Heastie had no previous convictions before the courts. As it related to Munnings, she asked the court to exercise discretion and grant Munnings bail given that he had no previous convictions before the courts, notwithstanding similarities between the offence that he was being charged with and the pending matter. After taking into account submissions made by the prosecution and Ms Galanos, Magistrate Pratt-Ferguson denied both defendants bail on the basis of the arguments presented by the prosecution. However, she advised the two men that they had the right to appeal her decision to deny bail to the Supreme Court. She remanded Heastie and Munnings to Her Majestys Prison, Fox Hill, and adjourned the matter to February 22, 27 and March 5, 2012. LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 13 Enriched Pre-sifted Proven For all your baking needs, trust Distributed byThe dAlbenas Agency Ltd, T el: 242-677-1441 Madeira St, Palmdale f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e TEENAGERS IN COURT OVER ARMED ROBBERY THE TWO teenagers outside court

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By CELESTE NIXON Tribune Staff Reporter cnixon@tribunemedia.net THE PROPOSED amendments to the traffic laws will enhance safety on the road, Minister of Works and Transport Neko Grant said. During his contribution to the debate on amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which were tabled in parliament yesterday, Mr Grant said the changes will also help strength en the governments New Providence Transport Programme. He said: The Transport Programme seeks to improve the existing road network, mod ernise and strengthen the institutional framework for provision of transportation services, improve road safety and alleviate negative environmental impact associated with existing levels of congestion. The proposed amendments include provisions that: make third party insurance mandatory, allow for effective enforcement of seat-belt legislation, reduce seat-belt fines, and update drunk driving and impaired driving laws. Mr Grant said: Any driver of a motor vehicle driving with out a seat-belt or who allows a passenger to ride without a seat-belt is liable to a fine . not exceeding $100, a community service order, suspension of drivers licence for one year, or a combination of the fine and community service. Fines for the sale or hiring out of vehicles without seatbelts have been reduced under this act from $500 to $300 for the first offence and from $1,000 to $500 for the second offence. Among other seat-belt law amendments, exemption will be expanded to include taxicabs and trucks, with the exception of the driver and front-seat passenger. Those riding in custom designed cars or buses for disabled persons, users of golf carts permitted on public roads, and drivers or passengers with a medical impairment will also be exempted. Mr Grant said that from now on, passengers will be banned from sitting or standing on the fenders or tailgates of trucks. The elimination of the Road Act stipulations on insurance, making third party insurance mandatory, aims to enhance the protection of both drivers and passengers, said Mr Grant. The new minimum level of insurance would cover third party damage as well as bodily injury and/or death for all passengers. Mr Grant noted that a valid Road Act insurance policy cer tificate issued before the amendments come into force will remain valid until it expires. He said the removal of the stipulation that a police officer must be present at the scene of an accident if there is no death, serious personal injury or serious damage to vehicles, aims to reduce traffic congestion. He said there is too much traffic congestion as a result of minor accidents (fender benders) we would like to advance our society we firmly believe we are moving in the right direction. cal miles off Wardrick Wells Cay. Due to the inclement weather, the vessel was escorted one mile off HMBS Coral Harbor Base with the assistanceof HMBS P-125 and P-126. The migrants, 80 males, 21 females and five children, arrived in the capital at 10:30 pm on Tuesday and were handed over to Immigration authorities for further processing. This is the second group of illegals to be apprehended in the Bahamas in a week. A press statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force issued on Saturday said that shortly after 6am on Saturday a boat was drifting a few miles southwest of Grand Bahama when the Defence Force intercepted it. On board were five Brazilians, five Haitians, three Sri Lankans and one Chilean who were all in good health. Tribune sources say the illegal immigrants stranded at sea were on their way to West Palm Beach, Florida, from Grand Bahama. It was also confirmed that a Haitian on board the Bahamian owned boat, contacted police to alert them of their distress at sea. When The Tribune reporter asked Grand Bahamas' Acting Assistant Commissioner Emeric Seymour if any money had been paid by those on board to reach their destination, he did not answer the question. However, sources say the illegals each paid $5,000 to be transported to Florida. Grand Bahamians are concerned that while those onboard have been taken into custody, the Bahamians who spearheaded this latest human trafficking effort, will not be charged. A number of observers are also up-in-arms as this is said to be the second time the boat has been impounded under similar circumstances. When word spread about the incident, sources said the Bahamian crew abandoned their human cargo when the boat broke down. No one has been arrested or charged in connection with this incident. LOCAL NEWS PAGE 14, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE TRAFFIC LAW MEASURES TO IMPROVE SAFETY 106 IMMIGRANTS STOPPED IN EXUMA WATERS f f r r o o m m p p a a g g e e o o n n e e SOME OF the immigrants stopped in Exuma waters

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BEIJING Associated Press CHINA plans to limit reality TV shows and other lowbrow fare shown on satellite television stations as part of a drive to wrest back Communist Party control over cultural industries that are fueling more independent viewpoints. The order from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television refers to shows that are vulgar or overly entertaining. It singles out programs dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows, and reality programming. Such shows must be largely phased out by the beginning of next year by the country's 34 satellite TV stations, to be replaced with news and cultural programming. The order also bans viewership surveys and the use of ratings as the sole criteria for whether to broadcast a particular show. Published in state media on Wednesday, the order follows a Communist Party meeting last week that asserted the need for strengthening social morality and boosting China's cultural influence abroad a recognition by the party that it is losing its power to dictate public opinion. Social media, especially hugely popular microblogs that encourage individuals to generate content, are also being targeted by government censors. The crackdown coincides with a bout of national handwringing over a lack of public ethics, highlighted by the death last week of a toddler who was struck by a vehicle and left for dead by passers by. Officials believe the promotion of core socialist values a phrase meant to counter calls by liberal Chinese for "universal values" will bolster social cohesion in the face of rising materialism. INTERNATIONALNEWS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 15 LIMITS ON REALITY SHOWS IN CHINA TO STOP OVERLY ENTERTAINING TV

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor BAHAMIANcompanies that fail to embrace renew able energy and related efficiencies are not likely to be competitive going into the future, a US Embassy official suggested yesterday. Praising the Bahamas for taking the lead in the region when it came to discussing and implementing green tech nologies and renewable ener gy solutions, Alexander Sokoloff, said the upcoming November 4-5 Energy Forum provided an economic opportunity for this nations businesses and residents. Quite frankly, companies and businesses that dont embrace these options are not likely to be competitive going into the future, Mr Sokoloff warned. Without the private sector taking the lead, I dont think any of these things will really succeed. Among the companies attending the Energy Forum will be Ocean Thermal Ener gy Corporation (OTEC), the Bahamas Electricity Corpo ration (BEC) and Baha Mars ocean thermal energy part ner, plus Bloom Energy. Their technologies, Mr Sokoloff said, would change the way we do business based on energy conservation and the way we use the types of energy deployed. Expressing hope that the upcoming Energy Forum and related trade show would provide a platform for numerous partnerships to be forged between Bahamas-based entities and overseas renewable energy suppliers, Mr Sokoloff said this would lead to the Bahamas becoming a model in efficient, sustainable energy practices for the region and eventually the world. Cyprian Gibson, commit tee chair for the Bahamas Home and Builders Show, which is being held alongside the Energy Forum from November 4-6, said this nation had made significant progress in advancing the use of renewable energy sources, together with the National Energy Policy and $4.68 $4.51 $4.69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $5.09 $5.04 $5.03 THETRIBUNE SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.netTHURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 Sleep well while your money grows. By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A MULTI-MILLIONdollar Abaco residential community is moving to create critical mass by making its harbour the centre of economic activBy NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor ENERGY BILLSfor Bahamian companies with high cooling requirements can account for up to 3035 per cent of total operating costs, it was revealed yesterday, as private sector leaders expressed hope an upcoming forum would enable them to significantly influence policy. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net HIGH AVIATION FUEL COSTSare threatening airlift to Exuma, the directorgeneral of tourism warned yesterday, with costs almost double those of Nassau. The existing non-stop jet service from Atlanta incurs fuel costs $500,000 above average. Speaking at the sixth annual Exuma Business Outlook conference, David Johnson said: There is simply no way a commercial jet operator will deploy an aircraft that must refuel in Exuma at existing fuel costs, no way. Without the financial investment by the Government and Sandals, the new non-stop services that we are enjoying to Exuma from Toronto, Canada, as well as the non-stop jet service from Atlanta, will disappear. Fuel costs to Exuma are almost double the fuel costs to Nassau, as well as Grand Bahama, and these costs in Nassau are higher than what the US carriers pay on average." Mr Johnson further said: "We must understand that fuel cost is the single largest operating cost that airlines incur today. On the Atlanta service alone, over 12 months, the extra cost for fuel over their system average is over $500,000. The Canadian run is even more, and that comes right out of the bottom line." Phenton Neymour, minister of state for By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE BAHAMASdoes not have time towait to address its deteriorating fiscal position, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official warning that its forecasts placed this nations debt-to-GDP ratio in the 60-70 per cent bad territory range by 2016. Gene Leon, the Funds country head for the Bahamas, identified the fiscal situation as the most pressing economic challenge for this nation in the short-medium term, indicating that the Government needed to take immediate action to rebuild the pre-recession buffer it had since used up. In an interview with Tribune Business Mr Leon said the Government needed to adopt a balanced approach to tackling both the increased debt and debt-to-GDP ratio, and the trajectory at which they had risen in the past three years. To do this, he indicated a balanced ENERGY HITS COOL 30-35% OF TOTAL COSTS Operating costs average of 20% significantly higher for food stores, fisheries businesses Hopes forum will enable private sector to influence policy 18-36 month payback from renewable duty exemptions SEE page 4B UNCOMPETITIVE IF NO RENEWABLE ENERGY EMBRACE SEE page 7B FUEL COST THREAT TO EXUMA AIRLIFTS SEE page 7B IMF:NO TIME TO WAIT ON FISCAL ADJUSTMENTS Forecasts place Bahamas debt-to-GDP in 60-70% bad territory range by 2016 Fund urges balanced approach involving corporation subsidy end SEE page 8B DEVELOPER DRIVES FOR CRITICAL MASS Schooner Bay follows Harbour Island by marking harbour centre of economic activity 75%of buyers Nassau-based Bahamians Little buzz of economic activity, with bonefish lodge construction and imminent restaurant opening SEE page 10B

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BUSINESS PAGE 2B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE Keep design talk simple THEMinistry of Tourisms Florida-based boating office has linked up with the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board and the Marina Operators of the Bahamas to promote this nation to the 150,000 persons expected to visit The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Shavonne Darville president of the Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board (BOIPB), a hotelier at Gems at Paradise, Long Island, will lead the largest ever delegation of Bahamian tourism industry players to the show, which opens today and closes on Monday. ever to represent the country at a boat show. The large delegation, an expansive and spacious booth, great promotional offers, prizes and give-aways are all part of the grandiose effort that TIOTB has launched this year to ensure the capture of its fair market share of the some 150,000 persons boaters and members of the public expected at this mammoth event. The Bahamas will be offering targeted incentives to attract and motivate boaters to visit this nation. Our vertical markets team, including myself, Richard Treco, Karen Wring and Carlton Sands, have been working tirelessly towards this show, and we are looking forward to garnering maximum exposure and visibility towards luring more boaters to our islands, said Earl Miller, The Ministry of Tourisms general manager for vertical markets. Mr Miller, who is responsible for the boating, diving and fishing markets, added: Boating is one of the most lucrative markets for the Bahamas, and feeds all areas of the nation, espe cially the Out Islands. Valery Brown-Alce, senior director of marketing for the Bahamas Out Islands Promotion Board (BOIPB), said: This year, the Bahamas Out Islands have seen increases in their visitor population as a result of marketing initiatives, including boaters special offers, and therefore members will be attending the boat show en masse, taking advantage of this momentous opportunity to present new offers to the vast audience that the Fort Lauderdale International Boat show will draw. The BOIPB will present two key promotions at the show an offer of a $300 Fuel Credit being extended for participants in any of the member sponsored/hosted fishing tournaments; and a $300 Instant Fuel Credit to be offered to boaters whose visit includes a four-night consecutive hotel stay at one of the Boards member resorts and marinas. The $300 Instant Fuel Credit for boaters is available now through June 26, 2012, for travel through June 30, 2012. There are blackout dates of December 22-31, 2011, and April 2-6, 2012. The Bahamas premier marketing tool in Fort Lauderdale will be the 2012 Bahamas Boating and Fishing Guide. It will feature information including a list of Marina Centres (local Florida Coastal Marinas that partner with BMOTA). A great amount of time and energy was expended by the team towards producing the map, which includes a comprehensive list of marinas throughout the Bahamas with directional information that makes it easier for boaters to plan their course, Mr Miller said. By DEIDRE M. BASTIAN Can your customers understand technical jargons? Are you guilty of bashing your clients with jargons they cannot comprehend, especially as they are battling with wild SMS text message short cuts of lol, cu, ur, ttyl, omg? More than half the world admits to using business jargon regularly, either as a means of showing knowledge and expertise, or perhaps to impress colleagues or clients. This is reasonable behaviour, but often leads to misunderstandings and irritation, which may place a barrier between you and your client. Design jargons are no exception. There is hardly any sector where they are not used, but knowing how to carryi out a compelling conversation with your non-tech-savvy client is a crucial skill that all designers must possess. It is unproductive to lose clients through terminologies they are not well-versed in. There is no point in trying to use clever words or wrap projects up in technical language that leaves customers clueless. For example: I will use two frames for this picture and perhaps 1fps for the next. In the clients mind they are assuming you are placing frames around their portraits, whereas in graphic design frames are used to show how many pictures are taken in a second to create one big moving video. Like an animation. Usually there are 24-36 fps. Experience has taught me that most clients do not really care about techie speak. Their main concern is how soon you can deliver their goods. There may be some occasions when the use of unfamiliar terms or jargons is warranted, but ensure an explanation follows. Try not to assume what is clear to you is clear to your client. I recall asking a client if it was OK to water mark their photos for online protection. This is the response I got: No thats OK.please try not to put any water on the photos as they are the only copies I have left. That was a mistake..I felt awful, but it happens. I made the mistake of assuming he knew what water marking meant. This made me realise how sometimes we probably sound like obnoxious snob,s and probably should be more careful when explaining technical matters. A watermark is a visible embedded overlay on a digital photo consisting of text, a logo, or a copyright notice. The purpose of a watermark is to assist with discouraging those who may want to claim someone else's artwork as their own. DesignersPlease note that every so often designers innocently slip into technical mode. This may make clients very uneasy; they prefer someone who understands their challenges and can speak to them in terms they understand. Overall, if youre unsure of your clients grasp of a particular design, ask fishing questions and judge by their reactions whether or not you have explained it adequately. Make an effort to probe their level of expertise to determine their knowledge of the project. This can be done indirectly. For example, raise a generic question such as Hey, what is your preferred web browser? or What operating system do you use? Believe me, resolving any questions at an early stage in a project will make life a whole lot easier and circumvent any unforeseen discontentment. Analyse clients facial reactions and, if they seem confused, give further but simpler clarifications that prohibit jargons. It is like when a mechanic is babbling on with terminologies of whats wrong with your vehicle. Yet they make fun and are amused when you ask to change the thing that makes the car move. Likewise, dont you hate it when your doctor uses unfamiliar medical terms that cause you to scratch your head and say: I wonder what that means?. But, when he slows down, provides a good explanation in plain English or uses diagrams, it was so comforting and his task of communication was accomplished. For this reason, the same should apply to designers when speaking with clients: Always speak in terms of results. Explain why youre doing it and how it will improve your clients business. Be creative with analogies that relay complex concepts, since when working in an industry thats intricate and indecisive, such as graphic/web design, it is a welcome relief to find people who are normal. Given these points, it is no secret that everyone wants to impress their clients. This is all well and good, but while you are out contending for the gold medal, ensure the client understands your lingo. If not, all effort will be lost. Pay attention to the language your client uses, and build an explanation bridge from their terms to yours. Hospitality is not just crucial to the tourism and hotel industry. It also differentiates you from your competitors and achieves client satisfaction as well. This is easy to fix, as it is all about getting better at communication and achieving a better relationship with results. But, when your material is difficult to comprehend, clients are likely to make poor decisions and eventually give up. So make every effort to avoid technical jargons or, if its a must, use them in their simplest terms. Technical jargons can be misleading and confusing, so having good communication with your clients is the most basic generosity you can offer.JourneyWhat does your client need so that both of you can work together effectively? Good communication. It isnt just about the end product, but the journey taken to get to it. The goal is to build life-long relationships with your customers, and win by listening and being articulate. The businesses that adapt to their client's needs will always win the marathon. So take your time, designers. Sharpen up, and be authentic and smart. Concentrate on the marathon and build lasting relationships, as the sprinters will fade away. Lets work smarter and not harder....verbal skills are just as important as visual. Use less jargon and keep it simple. Until we meet again, have fun, enjoy life and stay on top of your game. NB: The columnist welcomes feedback at deedee2111@hotmail.com Ms Bastian is a trained graphic designer who has qualifications of M.Sc., B.Sc., A.Sc. She has trained at institutions such as: Miami Lakes Technical Centre, Success Training College, College of the Bahamas, Nova Southeastern University, Learning Tree International, Langevine International and Synergy Bahamas. THEARTOFGRAPHIXBY DEIDRE M BASTIAN TOURISM PARTNERS TARGETING 150,000 BOAT SHOW VISITORS

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BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 3B e new community of Schooner Bay South Abaco operated by the Schooner Bay Community Corporation and Bahamian developer Lindroth Development Company Ltd. is now actively accepting proposals from licensed, insured and qualied Bahamian professionals for new business opportunities that are planned in the early years of this blossoming harbour village community. Electric Golf Cart Sales, Rentals, Service Automobile Rental & Leasing Grocery Store & Farmers Market Liquor Wine Ice Store Gas Station & Harbour Fuel Services Hardware & Housewares Store Regional Ground Transportation (van/bus) Residential Waste Management Boat Hauling & Dry Storage Marine & Ships Store Coee Shop & Sundries Property Management Services(Maintenance, Landscape, Housekeeping)efollowing opportunities have been identied as the core businesses needed at Schooner Bay in 2012 and beyond: Please send proposals to: james@lindroth.cc Proposals should be received by November 15th, 2011. Only select candidates will be contacted.REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of a Senior Manager, Credit Solutions Corporate & Commercial Banking CentrePosition Summary:The Senior Manager,Credit Solutions is responsible for contributing to the protable growth and quality of the Banks Commercial Credit portfolio by performing nancial solutions -related activities for clients including risk analysis, deal structuring, pricing, negotiation and presentation on highly complex deals.The Sr. Manager Credit Solutions is also responsible for all deal structuring, negotiation and nal decisions on pricing within his/her dened portfolio.The incumbent interfaces directly with clients at times.As well, the Sr. Manager Credit Solutions liaises with Global Risk Management (GRM) through the credit decisionmaking process.Key Accountabilities for this Role: the effective and timely implementation of same. Manual.Educational Requirements: equivalency. Other training requirements as determined by the Bank from time to time.The Senior Credit Solutions Manager must also have an in-depth knowledge of the Banks lending policies, practices and procedures, as well as an awareness of business trends economic, technological, social, legal and political conditions and factors which could affect the viability of a credit.A solid knowledge and understanding of nancial statements and accounting principles and policies is a must.Because of large volumes and tight time frames, the incumbent must possess effective communication skills, both written and oral. In the administration of credit, complex loan documentation and security provision requirements must be understood and applied. Functional Competencies: The Scotiabank Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties.We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Business Reporter nmckenzie@ tribunemedia.net SANDALS Emerald Bays general manager yesterday said Exuma was by far the "most expensive" destination the resort chain operates in. Speaking at the sixth annual Exuma Business Outlook conference, held on the Emerald Bay property, Jeremy Mutton said: "Exuma is by far the most expensive island that Sandals and Beaches Resorts operates in. It is very challenging as a business, a competitive business, to operate in such an environment when the infrastructure and the utilities areso very expensive." Mr Mutton said recruiting quality staff was also a challenge."It's because we don't prepare for the 21st century. This year, I think, we are better prepared," Mr Mutton added. He said 21 students from LN Coakley High School had been taken on as part of an apprenticeship program at the resort. Some 600 persons are currently employed at the all-inclusive 245 room resort. Mr Mutton added that another major challenge was Exumas infrastructure. "There are some guests who come, love it and call it quaint. There are others who would be turned off to come to an island where they have no medical facilities on a weekend or public holidays, Mr Mutton said. That is a challenge that we need to look at. I am not asking for a big hospital, but the least a traveller expects of every destination is primary health care seven days a week. Infra structure can be detrimental to coming here." Despite the challenges, Mr Mutton said he was working with various stakeholders within the Exuma tourism sector to help improve the island economy, and reaffirmed Sandals commitment to Exuma. "Sandals is not going anywhere. We have made a huge commitment to the island both financially and otherwise, he said. Emerald Bay sits on 500acres of land, formerly operated by the Four Seasons Resort Great Exuma at Emerald Bay. It was owned by Emerald Bay Resort Holdings, a collection of investors, who ran into financial difficulties, forcing the property to go into administration with receivers being called in. Sandals Resorts Interna tional purchased the property in 2009. EXUMA: SANDALS MOST EXPENSIVE DESTINATION Infrastructure and cost make it challenging to run competitive business Staff recruitment and medical facility availability other issues

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Unveiling the Bahamas Energy Forum, set to be held from November 4-5 in conjunction with the Home & Builders Show and the Governments Energy Awareness Week, executives said that while energy typically accounted for between 15-20 per cent of total Bahamian hotel and operating costs, this ratio was significantly higher for the likes of food stores and fisheries wholesalers. For any business that has a high level of consumption, generally a lot of cooling requirements, its 30-35 per cent, Winston Rolle, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederations (BCCEC) chairman said. Explaining that he was referring to the likes of food stores and fisheries exporters, who needed to run numerous large freezers and refrigerators around the clock to preserve product and keep it fresh, Mr Rolle said: That [energy] cost goes up significantly in that regard. The Chamber chairman acknowledged that the Energy Forum, which is designed to equip Bahamian businesses and households with ideas and technology to enhance energy efficiency, and reduce consumption, could not have been better timed given the International Monetary Funds (IMF) prediction that commodity importers such as the Bahamas would experience no relief in the short to medium-term from high oil prices. Its actually very significant, Mr Rolle said of the forum, especially when you consider that some of the alternatives were looking at are utilising resources that, for the most part, are available locally. In addition to driving consumption down, it creates new industries, which generate new sources of revenue and employment as well. Combining energy efficiency with renewable energy development, Mr Rolle added, would make the Bahamas less dependent on fossil fuels and reduce oil import volumes. Apart from generating foreign exchange and balance of payments savings, this just bodes well for us as a country in improving the quality of life locally. Given the Ministry of Environments involvement in the Energy Forum, and the involvement of both the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) and US Embassy, Mr Rolle said it provided a significant opportunity to influence policy. With the second report by the National Energy Policy Committee released last year, the Chamber chairman said: We hope to influence policy to get to the point where we have open discussions about net metering, persons selling their own power and selling energy back to the grid. With the challenges BEC had in the summer, its of even more significant urgency to have these discussions. Frank Comito, the Bahamas Hotel Associations (BHA) executive vice-president, said energy costs on average accounted for up to 20 per cent of total operating costs for Bahamian hotels and businesses. If you ask Bahamian businesses and residents to identify those areas which account for their biggest expense items, without question the cost of utilities will be in the top three, usually the top two, Mr Comito said. Given that the Bahamas, as an energy importer, was always vulnerable to swings and spikes in global oil prices, Mr Comito added that this nation needed to focus on what it could control, namely consumption and efficiency. The BHA executive vicepresident said that while the Government had attempted to encourage the use of renewable energy technologies through tax policy, such as duty exemptions for solar panels and associated components and technology, the impact had been blunted by the global recession. With many hotels and businesses focused on survival, their ability to undertake capital investment in renewable technologies for future gain had been limited, Mr Comito acknowledging that the payback to get a return on these duty exemptions was 18 months-three years. As were starting to see a little bit of light in various areas of the economy, Mr Comito said it was now time for a renewed focus on exploiting the duty exemptions. Referring to the energy audits conducted two years ago by the German consultants, Fichtner, which showed Bahamian hotels could see electricity savings of up to 53 per cent from implementing short and long-term measures, Mr Comito said the BHA had provided information to further assist cost containment efforts. While these initiatives have helped, we believe there is much more that can be done by businesses and consumers to reduce their energy costs, Mr Comito said. Based on our audits and a survey conducted in August by the Chamber and BHA, we know that far too many businesses simply are not tak ing advantage of low-cost measures which can reduce their energy costs now. He added: Energy efficiency is not just a matter of reducing costs, although that is a key objective of our organisations. It also should be a matter of national resolve how we as businesses and consumers do more with less; how we reduce our dependency on oil; how we draw upon the natural water resources which are abundantly available to us to generate water and power from the sun, the wind and the sea; how we demonstrate to the world our respect for the envi ronment, particularly as one of the worlds leading tourism destinations. The Forum and trade show, running from November 4-6, is aiming to give Bahamian residents and businesses practical tips on energy conserva tion and efficiency, and how to reduce these costs. It will also give information on financing options for those seeking to implement renewable energy solutions. 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THEMarina Operators of the Bahamas (MOB) have been featured on the official Boating and Fishing Map of the Bahamas. MOB president Steve Kappeler said: This is the first generation map of its kind that will demonstrate in detail how easy it is to chart a course from the United States, in particular from Florida, to the Bahamas. As thousands of visitors attend the Boating Trade show, slated for October 2731, 2011, the appeal of the map will highlight our close proximity and affordability that makes our destination the preferred choice for boaters. Mr Kappeler added: No other Caribbean island nation can boast our pristine Out Islands that are truly green and eco-friendly. Boating and fishing in the Bahamas will put you in touch with nature, and the environment like nowhere else in this hemisphere. This map complements oursun, sand and sea, and will show even the novice boater how easy it is to get here. Free copies of these maps will soon be available only at MOB member marinas. The MOBs inclusion on the map came through collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, and Sun Oil (FOCOL) is a key sponsor. BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 5B MARINA OPERATORS PUT ON THE MAP Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who are making news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you are raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the area or have won an award. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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approach involving both revenue and expenditure measures was needed, with the latter focusing on reducing the annual $50-$60 million in taxpayer funds a sum equivalent to almost 1 per cent of GDP transferred to the loss-making entities of Bahamasair, the Water & Sewerage Corporation and ZNS. I think the objective should be to immediately arrest the rising debt with a view to going back to precrisis levels, Mr Leon told Tribune Business. The benefit of having the buffer you had pre-crisis was that the Government was able to put in place measures to contain the crisis. If you dont get back to pre-crisis [debt levels], another crisis means it becomes a problem. Pre-2008, the Bahamas debt-to-GDP ratio had been hovering in the 35-40 per cent range, and this gave the Ingraham administration the room it needed to increase social security and capital/infrastructure spending in a bid to keep the economy afloat and mitigate against the worst effects of the recession. The consequence, though, has been that the Bahamas sovereign debt-to-GDP ratio has increased by between 20-25 percentage points in just three years as a result of the Governments expanded fiscal deficits, putting it in a position where increasing interest (debt servicing) costs are taking monies away from areas such as education and health. In raw terms, the Bahamas national debt rose by more than $1 billion between year-end 2007 and the 2011 mid-point, growing from $3.069 billion to $4.075 billion. These developments, the rate of debt growth coupled with relatively benign short-term economic prospects, prompted both international credit rating agencies, Moodys and Standard & Poors (S&P), to either lower their outlook on the Bahamas or cut its credit rating. Suggesting that the Bahamas had no time to wait to make the necessary fiscal adjustments and rebuild the buffer now lost, Mr Leon said: As soon as possible you need to start to move back to pre-crisis levels to give the Government the space it had precrisis. The Ingraham administration, through its public pronouncements in the Budget and elsewhere, has certainly recognised that the rate of debt and debt-toGDP growth, together with expanded fiscal deficits, cannot be sustained. Its argument that the global financial crisis, and subsequent recession, required an extraordinary response also has merit, and the Government has fre quently pledged to set the fiscal indicators back on a path to a more sustainable level. It has yet, though, to publish a road map or set tar gets for how it plans to achieve this. The key issue obviously is the fiscal situa tion, Mr Leon said of the Bahamas economic challenges, because you continue to have this gap, revenue versus primary expenBUSINESS PAGE 8B, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011 THE TRIBUNE FROM page one IMF: NO TIME TO WAIT ON FISCAL ADJUSTMENTS SEE page 9B

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diture, and also the debt has increased. Questioned by Tribune Business as why a 60-70 per cent debt-to-GDP ratio was now considered bad territory, given that a 40 per cent threshold had previously been considered a warning threshold, Mr Leon said it had always been around the former figures. This ratio, he added, was not a dividing line between what could be called satisfactory territory, but over 60-70 per cent youre likely to be having problems. The IMFs projections for the next five years placed the Bahamas debt-to-GDP ratio somewhere in the region of 60-70 per cent for the public sector by 2016. You are on the cusp of a debt situation that is likely, if unchecked, to create a problem, Mr Leon warned. To rectify the situation, he suggested: One needs to put in policies to stabilise and reduce the debt, but given the uncertainty that exists for the global economy, and that the Bahamas is so tightly linked to the global economy, there is not time to wait. The IMF official said the Bahamas needed to start thinking right away about the required policy adjustments, which involved both revenue and spending measures. As to whether the IMF was looking for the Bahamas to implement a new tax structure, with a view to yielding more revenue, Mr Leon told Tribune Business: The key here is, yes, you want a little more revenue, but its important to continue the revenue administration initiatives the Government has started. He explained that it was critical for whatever tax structure the Bahamas put in place to support economic growth policies. If tax reform reduces distortion, improves the revenue base and helps spur growth, that is clearly something the Government should consider, Mr Leon said. The Government is also recognising it needs to look at both revenue and expenditure measures. While Bahamian government spending, at between 20-21 per cent of GDP, was not especially high, its revenue intake has stayed stubbornly below the per cent of GDP target set for it. You cannot look at revenue as just being too low. You need to have some form of balance, Mr Leon told Tribune Business. Is there room to do better on the expenditure side? He targeted, in particular, the idea of making the public corporations financially sustainable and eliminating their losses, thus eradicating the millions of dollars transferred to them per annum. You dont necessarily want revenue chasing expenditure, the Fund official added. What you want to be able to target at a minimum is the primary balance. This meant having enough recurrent revenues for the Government to cover its recurrent spending plus debt interest costs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t&R32%R[) )UHHSRUW7KH%DKDPDV&RYH+RXVHUHVHUYHVWKHULJKWWR UHMHFWDQ\DQGDOORIIHUV(QTXLULHVDQGDSSRLQWPHQWVIRU YLHZLQJPD\EHPDGHWR1LNNL(OOLVRI&RYH+RXVHDW 7HODQG)D[ FROM page 8B IMF: NO TIME TO WAIT

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said. Marketing efforts were set to ramp up in late fall, going into winter and early Spring, and he added: Were taking a very aggressive marketing approach in Canada between now and April. Canada is important to us, very important. Schooner Bay, Mr Malcolm said, had also linked up with a real estate partner in this venture. The 100-acre The Commons, set aside for businesses, was also set to grow in 2012. Already hosting the studio and gallery of Bahamian artist, Antonius Roberts, a Bahamas National Trust office and Abaco Nature Tours, the eco-tourism operator, Mr Malcolm said Joes Ribs, a southernstyle barbecue restaurant/eatery option, was set to open its doors there by year-end. He added that another big milestone had been the hiring of former Kerzner International executive, Glen Kelly, as Schooner Bays harbourmaster and town manager with effect from September1, 2011. Hes the first executive in the team focused on building the tangible place, Mr Malcolm said. Examining Schooner Bays development model, he added: All the developments that have withered on the vine, starting inthe early 2000s, their model was sell it out and get out within three years. Our model is very simple. Real places take time. Im going to live here, and soaremy kids. Thats what its going to take. BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE THURSDA Y, OCTOBER 27, 2011, PAGE 11B 1RRI FWREHU 127,&((/$7,1*72$&2168/7$7,9( :+,7($3(5)((6 7KHFRQVXOWDWLRQSHULRGVWDUWV:HGQHVGD\2FWREHUDQGHQGVRQ)ULGD\ 'HFHPEHUFDOHQGDUGD\Vf 7KHHFUHWDU\RIWKHHFXULWLHV&RPPLVVLRQRIKH%DKDPDV 6HFXULWLHV&RPPLVVLRQRIKH%DKDPDV UG)ORRU&KDUORWWH+RXVHKLUOH\t&KDUORWWHWUHHWV 3%R[DVVDX%DKDPDV 7HOf)D[f (PDLOLQIR#VFEJRYEV :HEVLWHZZZVFEJRYEV DEVELOPER DRIVES FOR CRITICAL MASS FROM page 10B