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SENIOR PASTORS
REACH OUT TO
UNIONS IN BTC ROW
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net
UNIONS should spear-
head a "shift in the nation's
work ethic," advised a senior
Baptist pastor.
Concerned by the escalat-
ing argument between the
government and unions over
the impending sale of
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company (BTC),
senior Baptist pastors
reached out to top union
leaders yesterday.
In a letter sent to the pres-
ident of the National Con-
SEE page nine


Police hunt man

who took off with

hostage and money


By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
aturnquest@tribunemedia.net
A CROSS-DRESSING
bandit who casually robbed
a bank, took a hostage, and
made off with a sum of mon-
ey was being hunted by
police last night.
Several members of staff
were left shocked and
stunned after yesterday
morning's brazen incident
ag the Robin Hood branch
of Fidelity Bank.
Wearing make-up and a
brown wig, the gunman was
dressed. in a black blouse,
with gray pants and black
shawl when he held up the-
Money Centre by Fidelity,
located within the Robin
Hood store on Tonique
Williams Darling Highway.
Police reports said the
man was armed with a hand-
gun and entered the bank
demanding cash. However
shoppers at the store
explained that clerks and
customers inside the satel-
lite branch were unaware of


the heist until much later.
One witness said: "The
bank was full, the guy well
he was dressed like a woman
- had like a basket in his
hand as if he came to deliv-
er something. They sent him
in the back and then he
came -out with someone and
they left. The people in the
back probably knew what
was going on but no one out
front had any idea."
According to police, the
cross-dressing bandit took
an employee hostage -
believed to be the branch
manager and used her to
escape. He was said to have
had a Jamaican/Bahamian
accent.
Sgt Chrislyn Skippings,
police press liaison, said:
"The culprit fled the area by
forcing an employee into her
2005 navy blue Toyota Cam-
ry vehicle, where he made
her drive him to Bethel
Avenue in the area of Yel-
low Elder Gardens where
he exited the vehicle in an
unknown direction."
SEE page 10


ALL ABOARD: Disney's newest ship the Disney Dream tied up at Prince George Dock on its inaugural visit to Nassau on Sunday. One of the
ship's most famous crew members took time out to meet with Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace. Pictured left to right: Cap-
tain Tom Forberg, Mickey Mouse and Minister Vanderpool-Wallace. SEE PAGE THREE


Legal action considered
to block sale of BTC
ByTANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net


UNIONS representing
BTC employees are in
talks with their legal team
to file suit against the gov-
erminent to block the
impending $210 million BERNARD
sale of the telecommunica- EVANS
tions company.
Bernard Evans, president of the
Bahamas Communications Public Offi-
cers Union, said that the unions are pre-
pared to do all they can to prevent the
SEE page nine


Possible attempts to
tap ministers' phones
By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net
POLICE investigators are on alert for
possible attempts to tap the cellular
phones of Cabinet ministers, although
Tribune sources say there have been no
formal complaints so far.
Several government ministers said
there have been no discussions at the
Cabinet level concerning alleged
attempts to illegally access phone
records.
In light of claims that BTC employees
may have been involved, Bernard Evans,
president of the Bahamas Communica-
SEE page nine


REPORTS OF POLICE
SHAKE-UP REFUTED
CONTINUING reports that a
massive shake-up is once again
looming for the senior ranks of
the Royal Bahamas Police Force
was refuted yesterday.
Among the names listed as the
SEE page nine
WOMAN IS FOUND
DEAD IN HOUSE FIRE
A FAMILY was in mourning
last night after a 55-year-old moth-
er was found dead in her blazing
home.
SEE page nine


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Tribune readers, members of public help raise $20,000


By NOELLE NICOLLS
Tribune Staff Reporter
nnicolls@tribunemedia.net
THE Minnesota based Mayo
Clinic waived more than $200,000
in medical fees to treat one-year-
old Kadin Finley, a Bahamian
infant suffering from a rare med-
ical condition.
Family members are jubilant
over the generosity .of Tribune
readers and members of the gen-
eral public, who helped to raise
$20,000 towards a,specialised
surgery, unavailable locally.
Shenequa Saunders, Kadin's
cousin, said the four-hour surgery
involved a specialised team of doc-
tors, including a general paediatric
surgeon, plastic surgeon and neu-
rosurgeon, as well as a vascular
surgeon, who was on call. The
actual cost to contract each sur-
geon would have been $50,000
each, had Kadin's family been
charged full cost.
"As soon as the doctors saw him
they were confident they could
remove the mass. We had to prove
to them that $20,000 was all we
had and that we didn't have any
insurance. We had to give a bank
statement and show them printed
the articles from The Tribune. Just
to register Kadin we needed an
initial deposit of $7000," said Ms
Saunders.
Kadin was diagnosed by doctors
at Princess Margaret Hospital with
the rare condition known as Klip-
pel-Trenaunay Syndrome or KTS,
which cannot be treated in the
Bahamas.
After being assessed in Min-
nesota, the doctors found the con-
dition to be Proteus Syndrome. It
is an uncommon overgrowth of tis-
sue in the body that sometimes


LEFT: Little Kadin Finley is pictured in September before his operation


comes with "slight pain, deformi-
ties, cognition interruption and
weigh gain." In the case of Kadin,
the growth was found to be benign.
What was originally supposed to
. be a 508 business day trip, ended
up being a. three week trip,
between time spent waiting on the
hospital's approval and the opera-
tion.


The Christmas surgery only
removed the growth of Kadin's
chest.
The family is continuing its fund
raising for a summer surgery that
would remove the growth on his
arm. Its target is another $10-
15,000.
A local doctor, at Princess Mar-
garet Hospital is providing follow.


RIGHT: Kadin after his four-hour surgery which involved a specialised team of doctors.


up care for Kadin.
Kadin's story first appeared in
The Tribune last September.
The family is thankful to God
and all the donors that helped to
finance the trip.
In addition to companies recog-
nised previously by the family for
assistance with past fundraisers,
Ms Saunders said the cycling group


Platinum Riders, Bethel Baptist
Church and Bamboo Shack also
made donations.
Additional donations can be
made to Kadin's medical fund at
the Royal Bank of Canada,
Palmdale Branch: account 727-
.4269.
The family can be contacted at
sheniqua_37@hotmail.com.


Cheryl Grant Bethell



is back in court for



a pre-trial hearing


VETERAN prosecutor
CheryltGrant Bethell was
back in court yesterday for
a pre-trial hearing.
Mrs Grant-Bethell filed
an application for judicial
review after being passed
over for the post of Direc-
tor of Public Prosecutions
to be appointed insteacfto
the post of Deputy Law
Reform Commissioner.
Jamaican attorney,. Vinette
Graham-Allen was
appointed to the post of
DPP.
While the main hearing.
on the judicial review
application is set down for
January 17 before Senior
Justice Jon Isaacs, Mrs
Grant-Bethell was back
before the judge yesterday
as attorneys argued over
pretrial issues. Senior Jus-
tice Isaacs yesterday dis-,
missed her application
against dual representa-
tion.


HEARING:
Cheryl Grant Bethel

Attorney General John
Delaney, who is being sued
in both his professional


and personal capacity has.
been represented previ-
ously by the firm of Gra-
. ham, Thompson and Co.
Attorney Brian Simms,
QC, now represents Mr
Delaney.
Attorney Maurice Glin-
ton noted that when the
matter was initiated, attor-
ney Lief Farquharson had
appeared on behalf of Mr
Delaney and that there
was no notice of change
given.
Mr Simms of the firm of
Lennox Patton and Co
argued that Mr Delaney
had a right to choose to
have whomever he Want-
ed to represent him and
that Mrs Grant-Bethell's
case was weak. :
Mr Simms yesterday also
argued that Mr Delaney
should be removed from
the action altogether.
He noted that the Attor-
ney General had not act-
ed unlawfully and that alle-
gations made against him
in his personal capacity
should be brought up in a
separate action as they
were not appropriate for
judicial review proceed-
ings.
Attorney Wayne
Munroe, who also repre-
sents Mrs Grant-Bethell,
argued however that the
application to remove Mr
Delaney from the action
should be discharged.


Fifty-seven Haitian


immigrants detained


FIFTY-seven Haitian immi-
grants were picked up in the
Exuma chain and brought to
the capital for processing on
Monday.
The Department of Immi-
gration via its Georgetown,
Exuma office received infor-
mation of a Haitian sloop on
the southern side of Great
Exuma near Sandy Cay at
around 2am on Sunday.


Georgetown police and
immigration officers immedi-
ately responded to the report.
A team of immigration offi-
cers and Defence Force
marines was then flown to the
island from New Providence
at sunrise and they searched
the area.
By noon on Monday, a total
of 57 undocumented Haitians
had been found and taken into


custody.
The group, consisting of 44
men and 13 women, was
checked for signs of cholera,
which has afflicted parts of
Haiti for several months,
before being brought to the
capital, said officials.
Preparations are now
underway for the immediate
repatriation of the 57
migrants.


THE National Bank of Malawi has sent
out a security alert that an e-mail, ostensi-
bly from its bank, asking persons to confirm
their Banknet Online confirmation user-
name, password, etc is a fraud and should
be ignored.
"Please ignore it as it is not coming from
the National Bank of Malawi," the bank
said yesterday.
"Do not submit your User ID and Pass-
word as requested when you click on the
link in this fraudulent e-mail," the bank's
warning continued.
"This is called Phishing, an internet fraud,
trick whereby internet hackers send out


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
A SECOND-ROUND
vote to choose Haiti's presi-
dent will not be possible until
late February, after the con-
stitutional end of current
President Rene Preval's term,
an electoral council
spokesman said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.
The two-candidate runoff
is supposed to be held Jan.
16. But results have not been
finalized from the Nov. 28
first round that was criticized
for low turnout, disorganiza-
'tion, fraud, violence and vot-
er intimidation.
A delay will only deepen a
political crisis that has already
resulted in rioting and further
complicate Haiti's response
to a deadly cholera epidemic


legitimate-looking emails or instructions to
be followed, in an attempt to gather confi-
dential personal and financial information
from recipients.
"As a result of this, we have introduced
a new internet banking security programnme
for better maintenance and your Banknet
Oline confidence.
"Click on the 'Secure' below to com-
plete your security upgrade," said the e-mail,
which provided a security source.
Several individuals and businesses in
Nassau including The Tribune -
received the fraudulent telegram on January
2.


and the stillborn reconstruc-
tion from last year's earth-
quake.
The provisional electoral
council is waiting for recom-
mendations from an Organi-
zation of American States'
team called in to review the
first-round vote. It would then
need weeks more to deal with
candidates' objections and
allow time for campaigning,
the spokesman for the provi-
sional electoral council, Pierre
Thibault.Junior, said.
"The second round is not
possible until the end of Feb-
ruary," he said.
Haiti's constitution says
Preval's five-year term should
end and a new president's
term begin on Feb. 7.'
But Preval has lately been
reminding Haitian media that


delays surrounding his own
complicated election mean":
that he was not actually inau-
gurated until May 14, 2006.
He has also opposed the cre-
ation of a transitional gov-
ernment to rule between the
end of his term and the elec-
tion of a new president.
After Preval suggested dur-
ing the summer that he could
stay in power an extra three
months, protesters clashed
with police and U.N. peace-
keepers in front of the
destroyed national palace.
That unrest was tame com-
pared to the flaming barri-
cades and raging anger in
nearly all of Haiti's major
cities that met the announce-
ment of results from the
November presidential bal-
lot.


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National Bank of Malawi


issues alert over e-mail


Haiti presidential runoff


'impossible' this month


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Consumer group backs




the majority sale of BTC


By CELESTE NIXON
Tribune Staff Reporter
cnixon@tribunemedia.net

IN THE face of ongoing
opposition from union lead-
ers, Bahamian consumers
continue to voice their sup-
port for the majority sale of
BTC.
Consumer Voices
Bahamas (CVB), a newly
formed consumer advocacy
group, issued a press state-
ment yesterday announcing
its support for the govern-
ment's impending $210 mil-
lion sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
(CWC).
It said: "Consumers will
get a reduction in cellular
rates and reduced prices in
purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest
rates in the region for local
cell phone minutes and we
also pay one of the highest
rates in the region for pur-
chasing cell phones."
The consumer group said
its members believe that the
eventual opening of the
telecommunications market
in the Bahamas, which will


"Consumers will get a reduction
in cellular rates and reduced prices
in purchasing cell phones. We
continue to pay the highest rates
in the region for local cell phone
minutes and we also pay one of
the highest rates in the region for
purchasing cell phones."


Consumer Voices Bahamas


put other telecom giants in
competition with BTC, will
force all providers to offer
faster networks and efficient
service while also increasing
employment opportunities.
"Additional Bahamians
will have more job opportu-
nities when new cellular
companies are allowed,"
said the CVB statement.
The group also claimed
the sale will assist the coun-
try's tourism industry.
CVB said: "Cheaper rates
and better service will
attract more visitors. Visi-
tors will be able to keep in
contact with their families


using their smartphones
while on vacation and the
business traveller will not
miss a beat in the business
world while on vacation."
According to the group,
through the sale BTC will
be able to accelerate the
introduction of communica-
tion technology into the
health care arena, allowing
persons on the Family
islands to have their screen-
ings and scans viewed elec-
tronically in New Provi-
dence.
They said the company
might also be in. a position to
launch a 24-hour support


line for elderly persons who
live alone.
Meanwhile, union repre-
sentatives including lead-
ers of the NCTUB and the
Trade Union Congress
(TUC), along with BTC's
unions: the Bahamas Com-
munications and Public Offi-
cers Union and the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Managers Union
- gathered for a four-hour
"strategy" meeting last
Monday, to plan how best
to continue their protest
against the sale.
Demonstrations and work
stoppages came to a halt
two weeks ago, after the
prime minister warned BTC
workers who took part that
their jobs could be in jeop-
ardy.
NCTUB and TUC report-
edly assured, those who
attended the meeting that
they are looking for a "way
forward" and will be contin-
uing their efforts to have the
Memorandum of Under-
standing amended to reflect
a 49 per cent sale rather
than the majority 51 per cent
sale to CWC.


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PLP DEPUTY leader
Philip 'Brave' Davis has
again insisted that Cable
and Wireless is not a "good
partner" for the Bahamas.
Appearing as a guest on
the radio programme
'Leading Voices' with attor-
ney Fayne Thompson, Mr
Davis said it is not too late
for the government to stop
its sale of 51 per cent of
BTC to Cable and Wireless
and instead sell those shares
to a Bahamian consortium.
"It is never too late. And
what aggravates the deba-
cle is the fact that this
whole arrangement is
shrouded in secrecy.
"For example, my recol-
lection is that within days
of the announcement that a
MOU (memorandum of
understanding) had been
entered into, you had the
prime minister saying that
they were not aware of any-
thing happening, and you
had Minister Zhivargo
Laing'saying he was not
aware of anything happen-
ing. Then, out of the blue,
here comes Cable and
Wireless. So the question
is: Where did it start? When
did it start? and how did
Cable and Wireless get to
'the table?" Mr Davis asked.
The MP said that there
are many factors that con-
tribute to making this sale a
."bad deal" for the
Bahamas.
"The government had a
deal, for $260 for 49 per
cent. They said that the pre-
vious administration (PLP)
was 'trusting' BTC. That it.
was going to be paid over a
period of time, but that is.
not totally true. That deal
would have brought to the
Bahamas government more
money than they are now
getting under what they say
is the MOU.
"They say that Cable and
Wireless is buying for $210
million, 51 per cent. Under
the deal that was on the
table the Bahamas govern-
ment was going to get $225
million right up front. So
right away they were get-
ting more money up front
than what they were get-
ting from Cable and Wire-
less. Yes it is true that the
balance of the $5 million
was going to be five. years
later and six years later but
all of that was predicated
over some performance



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incentives that was placed
on the buyers," Mr Davis
said.
This line of reasoning has
been disputed by the gov-
ernment, which claims the
country stood to gain sig-
nificantly less money under
the earlier deal proposed
by the PLP, and would
have had to wait up to six
years for the market to be
opened to other telecom
providers.
But the PLP's deputy
leader claimed that the pro-
posed buyers under his par-
ty, Bluewater, would have
been faced with liberalisa-
tion of the entire telecoms
market in a shorter time
period if certain bench-
marks were not met.
He added: "Don't forget,
we don't know the full
details of this deal. We
hoped we would have seen
it by now, we have been
calling for it' to be made
public. If they don't want
to share it with us, at least
they can share it with the
union and the employees
directly affected by it.
."But they have not
shared it and the question is
for the government: Why
are you not allowing at least
the parliamentarians, who
are a part of the political
directorate and part of gov-
ernance, why are you not
allowing them to see it?"



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Ministry 'will soon clear



debris from Mackey Yard'


MACKEY YARD:
Works Minister Neko Grant


WORKS Minister Neko
Grant confirmed yesterday
that his ministry will soon
clear debris from the Mackey
Yard fire and secure the
property.
However, Mr Grant could
not say what would happen
to the residents left at the
Haitian community. Howev-
er, he did say that govern-
ment would not raze the few
homes left undamaged by the
Boxing Day blaze.
"We will be clearing it (the
land) in a short order I am
unable to give a time when
it will commence it has not
been finanlised, but it will be
done in short order," Mr
Grant said yesterday.
He said he could not give a
specific date for the debris
removal explaining that the


details are still being finalised.
He added that the "few
homes there" will not be
cleared away and that the
"land will be secured" once
this is done.
The Boxing Day fire con-
sumed more than 100 homes
in what was believed to be
one of the oldest Haitian vil-
lages in New Providence.
There are less than 20 wood-
en structures left standing at
the site.
Earlier this week, Parlia-
mentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Housing Brensil
Rolle said government will
repossess the land once the
illegal structures are moved.
"Once it is cleaned, it will
be cordoned off and the gov-
ernment will take possession
of the land with perhaps an


understanding that the land
will be turned over to the
Ministry of Housing, which
will then become available to
Bahamians for purchase,"
said Mr Rolle.
"The Ministry of Works is
going to make a determina-
tion on which structures
should stand, those that are
occupied for the time being
they will not be demolished.
"The department of Lands
and Surveys and the Ministry
of Housing is putting down
the stakes to further identify
the just under eight acres of
government property in the
area," he added.
After the fire several char-
ities and government organi-
sations descended on Mackey
Yard to provide food, clothes
and supplies for the victims.


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Pastors extend helping hand to unionists


ON TUESDAY five Baptistfpastors wrote,
a letter to Mrs Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, pres-
ident of the National Congress of Trade
Unions, to "encourage" her in her repre-,
sentation of BTC workers not to allow her
"sterling record of progress to be sullied by
,any event that will disadvantage the innocent
public. I '
"The claims and issues which the leaders
of the Trade Union believe to be legitimate
must not be allowed to descend into law-
lessness or any perception of the same," the
ministers told her.
They encouraged BTC management and
unions to 'negotiate honorably and in good
faith" and also offered their services as medi-
ators.
.The letter was signed by Bishop Simeon
Hall of New Covenant Baptist Church, Bish-
op John Humes, Church of God National
Office, Bishop Gregory Minnis, New
Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry, Bishop
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church of
God and Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral.
This is the first time that the public has
been considered. The whole argument is
about unionists who have to be constantly
reminded.that.they do not own BTC and,
therefore, can have no mote than an-opinion
about the sale of the telecommunications
network.
A consumer network has now been
formed to give voice to the long suffering
public who are paying exorbitant rates for
communications compared to others in the
region. '
The new group point out that Bahamians
pay "the highest rates in the region for local
cell phone minutes" and also "one of the
highest rates in the region for purchasing
cell phones." (See their statement on page
3).
Also for the first time after the sale to
C&W Bahamians will be able to buy
shares in BTC.
Bernard Evans, president of the Bahamas
Conimunications Public Officers Union, said
that the unions are prepared to do all that,
they can to prevent the utility company from
being privatised. The public was, given the
impression that the unions approved the pri-
vatisation of BTC-- one of the planks in
the FNM government's Manifesto but
wanted the 51 per cent to be handed over to
some shadowy Bahamian conglomerate.
In a radio programme PLP deputy leader
Brave Davis said that it was not too late to
stop- the sale to Cable and Wireless and
instead sell the shares to a "Bahamian con-
sortium."
Who is this Bahamian consortium and, if
they are interested; why did they not make


themselves known during the bidding
process? Government.cannot negotiate with
a shadow. And shadows cannot suddenly
come into the light after a serious partner
with finances, connections and expertise is on
the point of finalising a contract.
What is strange is that the unions, backed
by PLP p61iti of the Memorandum of Understanding with
C&W- the contents of which will be made
public in a few days but think nothing of
keeping their dealings with Blue Water Ven-
tures a deadly secret, only exposed when
the FNM became the government.
They want details of the Memorandum of
Understanding. In return the public wants
faces put onto this "Bahamian consortium"
that we are hearing so-much about. We want
their credentials, their international con-
nections, the extent of their technical knowl-
edge and influence. If they cannot do this--
and it's becoming clearer by the day who
these people are then they should get out
of the way, stop wasting time and let this
country move forward.
According to Mr Evans, BTC employees
are in talks with their legal team to take
action against government to block the $210
million sale. Other than loss of job s, which is
a matter for theIndustrial Tribunal, what
part of BTC do they own to prevent a sale at
any time? They are employees, who could be
'fired if it weren't for government's agree-
ment with C&W that they cannot be fired
against their will and without a severance
package.
However, should they do anything foolish
at this stage without going through the legal-
process for permission to take a strike vote,
they will fire themselves. They will have can-
celled any agreement negotiated to protect
them.
They are being hoodwinked by anyone
who tells them otherwise. And before they
,do anything foolish,, they would be well
advised to go to their union leaders and
ensure in writing that should they lose
their jobs because of their behaviour, the
union will financially support them.
There are staff at BTC, who know what
side their bread is buttered on. They know
that with a more streamlined company and
the international arena into which it will.
move through the C&W alliance, they will be
far better off than they are now.
Because of past service it would be sur-
prising if BTC gets much public sympathy.
As Bishop Simeon Hall said: "It is becoming
very difficult to support workers and their
unions in causes they believe to be right
without first hurdling the memory of the
last experience of inexcusable, poor, and
shoddy service rendered."


Don't get





tricked by






the union





leaders


EDITOR, The Tribune.

The book of Proverbs
states that "Who is as the
wise man and who knoweth
the interpretation of a king.
A man's wisdom maketh his
face to shine and the bold-
ness of his face shall be
\changed."
As I sat and watched the
news on my TV, I was
shocked to see the people
from BTC protesting and
look who is calling out those
people, the leaders who
have failed the people of
ZNS.
The people who could not
present a suitable package'
for the people. In my opin-
ion these leaders can be
termed failures.
My greatest shock came
from who I saw, it was the
President of the Christian
Council.
In my opinion this man
was asleep from the day he
came to office, but here he is
marching with BTC.
He reminds me of the sto-
ry that was told about an
MP from Andros when a
debate was taking place in
the House of Assembly and
it was a bill that would be a
blessing for Andros'
:;-While the-.deba-te:_vas
going on the MP was sleep-,


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BTC, don't get caug
with those union lea
Any Government can
and offer them some
They will leave, you
your head in vour h


ing, the vote was put to the Don't get tricked by 1
floor, the question was leaders.
asked, all in favour say yes, Trust you me, I have
the MP jump.up out of his Trust you me, I hav
sleep and shouted, "No not it happen before. Rei
over my dead body." He left ber Henry Dean
his colleagues very much Bahamasair several
puzzled. ago?
The country's murder They will bail out or
count is now over ninety, You need your jobs.
have you heard from the Only the workers
Christian Council? O th workers
Christian Council? believe in slunking are
Have you heard this man
calling for a Solenn Fast for about what's going on.
the country and petitioning does not belong fo the
the Government for a leaders.
National Day of Prayer? If one would take a
Is it because he is fast you will find out that
asleep? should have been priv.
'The people from BTC should havtime been pro.
were marching and protest- g time ago.
ing with some of the politi- Some of those wo:
cians and look who the par- were getting away with
fy is, the one helping to ishness for a long time
cause some of the fury that's the Government do
happening in our country must be done and le
today. chips fall where they
From the day they found because it's for the go
out they were no longer in the country.
control, they were instigat- the country.
ing problems and causing L
:upoar6 aifmongithlipeoplE B-BULLARD:
-Grumblinguatd complaining Nassau,
will not get you any votes. .,. December 24,2010.


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EDITOR, The Tribune.,
Now that 2010 has come to a close, I wish
to share a wish list with your daily sub-
scribers. It is my hope that the parties con-
cerned would accommodate.me.
Institutions with drive through lanes
should prohibit drivers of vehicles with inop-
erative power windows, and right hand dri-
ven vehicles from this lane. Request that
they place. orders inside.
' Customers that do not have copies of their
bills (power, cable, telephone, bank book,
etc) should be made to wait in a special line.
Employees should not be sitting behind
booths marked "closed" They should be
doing their ancillary duties away from the
public.
It seems to be a fad these days for arro-
gant drivers not to use their signals. The
fines for their silly defiance of this important
regulation should be in line with the seat
bill law fines.
Amend the law to allow the fisheries


inspector to also censure Kentucky for serv-
ing undersized chicken wings.
I am proud of the Bahamas Royal Police.
Force alrd its esteemed Commissioner
Greenslade.
They are so clean cut and professional
looking, with one glaring exception. Why is
that they do not have a standard issue of
side arms and holsters? Four officers at a
scene could all have different ,hand guns
and holsters. Some have no holsters, instead
sticking the firearm in the waist band of
their trousers (pointing in a peculiar and
precarious direction). In fact some .of the
holsters I see look down right cheesy. Sure-
ly if we can outfit the force with high end
equipment, impressive vehicles, we can have
a more aesthetically pleasing and function-
al side arms issue.
,BRADLEY L
ARMBRISTER
Freeport,
January, 2011.


Please be advised that
Lakesha Wood is no
longer employment by
Wildflowers. and is not
authorized to conduct
business on behalf of
that company.




Signed Management


Alleged speech is hoax circulating since 2005
IN reference to a letter written to The Tribune on December
23 by Mr Pat Strachan, quoting a speech allegedly made by Aus-
tralia's former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, in which he is supposed
to have told Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law to
leave Australia, and advised all immigrants who want to settle in
Australia that they must adapt to the Australian way of life if
they want to do so, Liz, a reader of tribune242.com, wrote:
As I watch and listen to the news voraciously, and have never
heard what would be a major story of this speech, and just because
I thought it was unusual for' any world leader to say what the
Australian Prime Minister allegedly said, I did some research and
found out that this alleged speech is a hoax that has been circulating
since 2005 and has been attributed to various people.
LIZ
Nassau,
December 28, 2010.

How do you know source of

comment about Haitians?
EDITOR, The Tribune.
In your editorial today there is a comment made by a person the
day before quoted by you as saying "Haitians are cockroaches," and
that comment came from the German.Third Reich.
You also stated, "We hope when those Bible toting Bahamians
with eyes lifted heavenward on Sundays, arrive at the Pearly Gate,
St Peter doesn't slam the gate in their faces while he goes to check
their credentials. We also hope, for their sakes that their papers will
be in order if not they could be listed as illegal and deported back
to where they came from a hell on earth".
My question to you is: How do you know this comment came
from "a Christian" or "a Bible toting Sunday church worshiping
person"?
PATRICIA
A PINDER
Nassau,
December 30, 2010.


My post-2010 wish list
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BEC issues bring holiday SEA
AND STEALING


woe to Harbour Island


By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net
BUSINESS owners and resi-
dents of Harbour Island were
plagued by frequent power out-
ages during the holidays due to
problems at the.Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation's North
Eleuthera plant.
Residents of the island said
power outages have been inter-
mittent for some time, but
increased over the holidays and
continued up to yesterday, when
there were three brief failures


before noon.
Corwin Wilkinson, a cus-
tomer service representative for
Valentines Resort and Marina
on Harbour Island, said while
the outages are "annoying" the
property did not lose customers
because they have generators
installed.
"We have generator to back
up,,so we were able to protect
our guests that way, but there
were lot of outages. They are
still going on, several times a
day, and there is the fear of los-
ing appliances," said Mr Wilkin-
son.


Patrick Tully, owner of Dun-
more Deli, said he is used to the
blackouts and feels that com-
plaining to BEC officials is a
"waste of time".
"It's been going on for years
and at least two or three already
for the day you just get used to
it basically," Mr Dully said.
BEC explained that they are
having problems generating
power at the Harbour Island
plant and that a "series of gen-
erator trips" caused yesterday's
problem.
"As soon as the problem was
realized it was corrected right


away," said Arnette Wilson-
Ingraham, BEC's media rela-
tions officer, who emphasised'
that power was immediately
restored after the trips.
On January 1, there was a
blackout from 11.51am to
4.30pm, affecting portions of
North Eluethera including
Hatchett Bay North and Har-
bour Island.
This was due to "system relat-
ed problems (that BEC) man-
aged to correct," said Ms Wil-
son-Ingraham.
For much of last year, North
Eluethera residents dealt with


regular power outages.
The Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration is presently in the final
stages of completing the devel-
opment of a new power plant
in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera,
which will serve both the main-
land and Harbour Island.
Yesterday, PLP chairman
Bradley Roberts issued a state-
ment on the issue. It said: "It's a
disgrace that after-almost four
years, the residences of North
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
have has to endure much under
this self-proclaimed 'simply the
best' government."


Ross University Bahamas students have made 'successful transition'


FREEPORT Another semes-
ter is underway at Ross Universi-
ty's Bahamas clinical site at Sea-
horse Plaza in Freeport.
"The students have made a suc-
cessful transition to their new sur-
roundings and are becoming accus-
tomed to the work load of the
MERP programme in preparation
for their studies in Dominica," said
Meg Osman, director of student ser-
vices.
The Medical Education Review
Programme (MERP) is a rigorous
15-week, one semester programme
designed to provide preparatory
basic sciences course content typi-
cally offered during the four semes-
ters of the Basic Medical Sciences
Programme offered by Ross Uni-
versity in Dominica.
The selected courses integrate
with coursework and content
offered in the lst, 2nd and 3rd
semesters. Successful completion of
the MERP Programme allows the
student to be eligible to the first
semester at Ross University School
of Medicine.
Any student not meeting the pass-
ing criteria during the semester will
not be promoted to the Ross Uni-
versity programme.
Students are not allowed to
repeat a course. MERP is a one-
semester chance for a student to


A NEW SEMESTER for the MERP programme at Ross University is underway and runs until March 2011.


qualify for admission to Ross Uni-
versity School of Medicine.
Ross University was founded in
1978 and is a. provider of medical
and veterinary education offering
doctor of medicine and doctor of


veterinary medicine degre% pro-
grammes. The School of Medicine is
located in Dominica, West Indies,
and the Freeport, Grand Bahama
campus opened in January 2009.
The School of Veterinary Medi-


cine is located in St Kitts.
Ross University's administrative
offices are located in North
Brunswick, NJ. Ross University has
more than 9,000 alumni with MD- "
and DVM degrees.


By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net
FREEPORT Two men
were charged with house-
breaking and stealing in the
Freeport Magistrate Court on
Friday.
David Stuart, 19, and Lam-
ont Silver, 32, both of
Freeport, appeared in Court
Two before Magistrate
Andrew Forbes.
Stuart pleaded guilty to two
of three counts of house-
breaking and one count of
stealing.
He was sentenced to 10
months in prison on each of
the housebreaking charges
and 12 months on the charge
of stealing.
On the not guilty house-
breaking charge, Stuart is
expected to return to court on
May 11 for summary trial.
Silver pleaded guilty to
one count of housebreaking
and was sentenced to 12
months in prison. He also
pleaded guilty to one count of
stealing and was sentenced to
eight months in prison.
In other court matters,
Donavan Collie, 22, of Coral
Reef'Estates, was charged
with armed robbery and two
counts of causing harm in
Court Three before Deputy
Chief Magistrate Helen Jones.
It is alleged that on Decem-
ber 21, at Freeport, Grand
Bahama, the accused shot and
robbed a man of cash.
Collie was not required to
plead to the charges. The mat-
ter was adjourned to Febru-
ary 1, 2011.
Ricardo Adderley, 41, of
Sea Horse Village, was
charged with possession of
dangerous drugs in Court
Three before Deputy chief
magistrate Helen Jones.
Attorney Simeon Brown
represented Adderley, who
pleaded not guilty to the
charge.
It is alleged that the
accused was found in posses-
sion of 16 grams of marijuana
at Freeport, Grand Bahama.
He was granted $2,000 bail
with surety and the matter was
adjourned to August 31, 2011
for trial.


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'Most successful year'



for the Commonwealth



Writers of the Bahamas


THE Commonwealth Writ-
ers of the Bahamas have taken
stock and declared 2010 their
most successful year since the
organisation's inception in 2004.
With a host of activities held
and prizes handed out last year,
the non-profit organisation for
adult and student writers in the
Bahamas said it is grateful for
the assistance of its sponsors,
members and parents of partic-.
ipating students.
Last year's Commonwealth
Writers events included:
The Short Story/Poetry
Competition from November,
2009 February, 2010
The Story Tellers Conven-
tion Mix and Mingle Party on
February 19 at Xavier's Lower
School.
The Story Tellers Conven-
tion on February 20 at the Wyn-
dham Nassau Crystal Palace
Resort.
The Junior Writers' Cake
Sale at Arawak Cay in March
2010
The launch of a book by
junior writer Destiny Smith on
April 23 at the Chapter One
Book Store, College of the
Bahamas.
Winners of the Writing
Competition announced at the
Chapter One Book Store on.
May 1.
Writers' church service at
Christ Church Cathedral on
May 2.
Opening of John Canoe
Writers-Festival on May 8 at the
Four Season's Nursery.
Members visited the
National Charmetts Convention
on June 19 at the Wyndham
Nassau Crystal Palace Resort
The SL\h Aknnual \\riing
Awards Ceremon\ on Novem-
ber S at Goternment House.
RoNal Bank of Canada
spons-ored the Comnmon\ealih
N\ writers booth at the Mliani
)- lntcrnljional Book Fair trom
N,'\enembcr l-_1.
The street tau ir as held at the
Mjami Dade College .\olfkon
Campu'
Preentatlons of certitcates
and prizes at thc \\ riling
Aajrds Ceremonm at Go'ern-
ment House


Deliver A Gibson Jr and Vera Chase at the Writing Awards 2010


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Searching for a "snack"
Only one chance of leaving and living
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its side
This is truly the king of the jungle


While its mane is blowing in the wind
Its Legions and forces only listen to one
call
Prey crushed by its scorching claws.
It can conquer Elephants, Bulls, you
name it
This is a force that should not be dis-
turbed
From Caves in Egypt to Jungles of Brazil
This force will not be stopped.


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winners and participants of
its 2010 Rotary Four-Way
Test Essay Competition.
The Four-Way Test is a
set of four questions Rotar-
ians are asked to answer
when making judgments
about the things they think,
do or say.
For the competition, stu-
dents were asked to write
how they would use the
same test in their daily
lives.
The winners and their
parents were special guests
at East Nassau's Christmas
Lunch at the Nassau Yacht


Club on Friday, December
17 where they were present-
ed with their prizes.
In the 10-13-year-old cat-
egory first place winner was
Janell Watkins, 13, from St
John's College. Second
place went to Angelique
Rolle, 10, from TG Glover
Primary.
The first place winner in
the 14-16-year-old category
was Ashley Fox, 16, from
Queen's College and in sec-
ond place was Montel
Williams. 14, of Christian
Heritage School.
The Tribune newspaper
was a major sponsor of the
competition.


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to be held in US F


A BENEFIT show star-
ring the cast from the musi-
cal Standing Ovation is set
to .wow audiences in
Philadelphia and raise mon-
ey for the residents of the
Ranfurly Home at the same
time.
Last summer, the produc-
ers from Kenilworth Films,
along with the cast from
their movie Standing Ova-
tion, chose the Ranfurly
Home for Children to
receive all proceeds raised
during a charity concert
event with the Standing
Ovation cast in the
Bahamas. The performance,
held on August 8, 2010, was
just the beginning of an out-
pouring of love and support
from Standing Ovation Pro-
ducer Diane Kirman and her
team as the Ranfurly kids
stole their hearts.
This January, Karen Rawl-
ings, who was instrumental
in bringing the Standifig
Ovation film and its cast to
Nassau, will produce a ben-
efit show for the Ranfurly
Home which will be held just
outside of Philadelphia on
January 9th. Performances
by tri-state area dancers,
including members of the
Junior and Pre-Pro Sixer
Dance Teams as well as
Bahamian entertainer,
Funky D, are set to travel to
Philadelphia to make a spe-
cial guest appearance at the
show.


Proceeds from all DVDs,
CDs and merchandise sold
that evening will also go to
Ranfurly.
When the Standing Ova-
tion team visited the orphan-
age last summer the children
and the .facility were show-
ered with not only monetary
gifts but items from Ran-
furly's "wish list" including
new windows, new mattress-
es and sheet sets, air condi-
tioners, freezers, fax
machines, sundries and
many other things so des-
perately needed.

Commitment
However, the most impor-"
tant thing of all was the com-
mitment made by the Stand-
ing Ovation producers and
their colleagues to return to
Ranfurly and continue to
help support and spread the
word of their needs. Unfor-
tunately, the Ranfurly Home
administration and caretak-
ers struggle everyday and
must depend on outside sup-
port just to keep the doors of
the home open.
In October, 2010 the
Standing Ovation team ven-
tured back to Nassau specif-
ically to visit the Ranfurly
Home and spend time with
the youngsters. They con-
ducted dance and voice
workshops and also pro-
duced a public service


announcement in an effort
to be true to their word and
also to urge others to com-
mit as well.
Producers have no doubt
that in addition to the fan-
tastic show already planned,
Funky D will wow their
audience with his electrify-
ing performances! The
event, titled "Love That
Child", is expected to sell
out at the beautiful 750 seat
Lang Performing Arts The-
atre and Ranfurly Home
President, Alexandra Mail-
lis-Lynch, will have the hon-
our of guest speaking to
those who attend. Also
among those from the
Bahamas who will travel to
the U.S. for the show, are
Craig Woods, Film Com-
missioner from the Ministry
of Tourism, and Tina
Knowles, owner of Chelsea
Choice Bottled Water Com-
pany. Ms Knowles will
accompany Danielle Dean,
one of the talented children
of her company sponsored
"Chelsea's Kids" pro-
gramme who is scheduled to
perform at the
benefit. Danielle will take
the stage to sing "At Last"
under the direction of her
musical team, Dion Turn-
quest and G. Note, also a
member of Chelsea's Kids.
The "Love That Child"
theme was derived froni the
song of the same title, which
was written and recorded by


TOUCH OF CLASS DANCERS are also set to perform for the benefit show to aid the Ranfurly Home.


Ranfurly Home's former res-
ident Damien Davis and
produced by the, Bank of
Bahamas. Davis, currently a
manager at Dolphin Cay at
the Atlantis, is a prime
example of how growing up
in a safe and nurturing envi-
ronment as a child can
define the person one
becomes as an adult. As a
tribute to Davis and the chil-
dren of Ranfurly, Standing
Ovation choreographer,
Krystal Tini, will produce an
original dance piece to
"Love That Child".
Rawlings notes that in the
United States the phrase "no
child- left behind" is often
heard and goes on to say for
her, that phrase includes
children from all over the
world. If every person could
help just one child, some-
w," zomehov' somewhere,
whe iier it is a child in their
family, neighbourhood or
even ir' n country miles
away, thi jnderful feeling
it leaves in your heart is
worth every second of effort
and sacrifice.
No stranger to the
Bahamas, Rawlings recently
wrote a children's book,


"Sammy C. and the Magic BAHAMIAN RECORDING
Guitar" about a little boy ARTIST Funky D will appear
-'-wing up on an island. She at the benefit show in
and Diane Kirman share a Philadelphia to aid the
love for the Bahamas and Ranfurly Home in Nassau,
feel helping those at the Bahamas.
Ranfurly Home is a way of
giving back to the Island that
has brought them each much
joy.


THE Nassau Agility and' Obedience Dog
Club (NAODC) will be offering special obe-
dience seminars this coming Saturday at the
Retreat on Village Road featuring two judges
from the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Two classes will be offered, one at 9am and
another at 10.30am. The seminars are open
to the public and will feature Carol and Jon
Mett, AKC obedience judges from Savannah,
Georgia.
This is the fifth year that the club has held
trials and seminars for dog enthusiasts.
"We hold obedience trials on the, Friday
and a beginner's seminar on the Saturday
morning," said Tonya Gay, president of the
NAODC.
"The Metts are wonderful trainers and have
a great deal of experience in training dogs in
obedience. We enjoy offering an introduction
to the sport of obedience to persons interested


in training their dogs. The club will be running
a, beginner obedience course in January and
February following the seminar for those who
wish to continue to train their dogs."
The NAODC said it promotes responsible
dog ownership and believes that having a dog
in your life should provide you with great joy
and companionship, not an extra burden or
an endless source of frustration, as is so often
the case.
A special seminar in rally obedience also
will be offered on Saturday at 11.30am.
Rally obedience is based on traditional obe-
dience exercise, however, the competitors pro-
ceed around a course of designated stations
with the dog in heel position. The course con-
sists of 10 to 20 signs that instruct the team
what to do. Unlike traditional obedience, han-
dlers are allowed to encourage their dogs dur-
ing the course.


Patrice Ellis to be honoured by Trumpet.Awards Foundation


PATRICE Ellis, founder
of the Etiquette and Image
Institute and wife of Bishop
Neil Ellis of the Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, is among 24 women
who will be honoured by the
Trumpet Awards Founda-
tion in the United States this
year.
According to the founda-
tion, the organisation was
created to recognize the
accomplishments of Black
Americans and to give recog-
nition to those who have
overcome the ills of racism
and poverty and achieved
special greatness.
This year, Mrs Ellis in
addition to 23 of America's
most accomplished female
entrepreneurs and corporate


leaders "who display high
style and unmatched ele-
gance," will be honoured by
the foundation as part of its
'High Heels with High Tea
awards ceremony to be held
in Atlanta, Georgia on Jan-
uary 27.
Responding to the
announcement of her award,
Mrs Ellis said she was hon-
outed "to be recognized by
such a prestigious group of
non-Bahamians and hum-
bled at the thought that
there are people around the
world that are taking Lote of
my every move."
"I accept this award on
behalf of all of the women
of our country who, though
faced with challenges, have
stayed the cause and pursued


the dream," said the former
nurse.
Said Xernona.Clayt6n,
creator and executive' pro-
ducer of the Trumpet
Awards: "We often hear
about successful people, but
the honourees for High Tea
with High Heels are women
whose accomplishments in
the business sector are
unknown to most, yet are
nothing short of extraordi-
nary."
This year's list of award
winners includes the wife of
the Mayor of Atlanta, Geor-
gia .and Vanessa Long, wife
of Bishop Eddie Long.
The annual High Tea with
High Heels awards ceremo-
ny will be held at the Hyatt
in downtown Atlanta.


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A Bahamian in search of Fidel


By LARRY SMITH


HAVANA, Cuba "So
you wanted to visit before
the country opens up and
everything changes?" a 30-
something tour guide asked
me as we surveyed Havana's
bustling historic quarter
from the rooftop of a
restored colonial mansion.
It was true, I suppose. I
had come in search of Fidel
50 years after his revolu-
tionary triumph and an
uncertain time before his
death to get a glimpse of
life in what is probably the
last true communist state.
According to Fidel's brother
Raul, who took over as pres-
ident two years ago, "Cuba
is the only country in the
world where people can live
without working." But there
are plans to change all that.
Cuba is about to take the
Chinese road to transform
its economy and, not coinci-
dentally, to pay back billions
in overdue Chinese loans.
Last November, Raul Cas-
tro issued' a 32-page docu-
ment calling for a raft of
reforms to save the revolu-
tion. "We are running out
of time," he conceded. "If
we don't change things now,
we will bring about the col-
lapse of efforts by many gen-
erations."
Those reforms, which will
be ratified at next April's
Communist Party Congress,
include the firing of more
than two million state work-
ers over the next two years,
as well as efforts to reduce
food and oil imports, cut
public subsidies, legalize and
tax the informal economy,
and loosen controls over the
heavily restricted private
sector including allowing
individuals to rent, buy and'
sell their homes.
"The'government has to
make these changes because
the system is no longer
viable," Italian journalist
Roberto Savio, a frequent
visitor to both Cuba and the
Bahamas, told me.- .
"Services are free and
there are no taxes. The only
revenue comes from mining
operations, sugar exports
and tourism. This is not
enough to pay for every-
thing, so there will be a tran-
sition to more self-employ-
ment. The question is, can
the limited private sector
generate enough resources
to sustain the state?"
Cuba's problem, of
course, is the lack of a major
benefactor like the Soviet
Union, which was willing to
keep the island afloat dur-
ing the Cold War. In recent
years, Venezuela has helped


with cheap oil while China
has extended credits, but
Cuba has defaulted on its
$18 billion debt several
times, and the American
trade embargo that has been
in effect since 1961 was only
marginally eased by the
Obama administration.
So the stirring revolu-
tionary slogans and iconic
images of Che Guevara
stamped on buildings and
walls throughout the capital
are still here after 50 years,
but like the Castro broth-
ers themselves they are
fading fast. And the Cuban
people, who once took part
in nuclear showdowns and
defiantly exported revolu-
tion to the Third World,
now spend much of their
time cheerfully hustling the
2.5 million tourists who vis-
it the island each year like
me.
My search for Fidel
began at the most logical
place the Museum of the
Revolution in downtown
Havana. This was originally
Fulgencio Batista's presi-
dential palace, and the bullet
holes from a failed assassi-
nation attempt ordered by
Fidel in 1957 are lovingly
preserved by the regime,
along with the hated dicta-
tor's office, cabinet room,
and gold-plated telephone.
It was from this imposing
building that Fidel delivered
the first of many long-wind-
ed speeches after the revo-
lution.
"I never liked this build-
ing," he told rapturous
crowds in January 1959.
"Yet now we have come
here, let us do what we can
to make the people take
kindly'to it...It is a building
that, at the present time,
(houses) the Revolutionary,
Government of the Repub-
lic."
Right next door to the old
presidential palace is the
glass and steel'Granma
memorial built in the 60s,
which displays the motor-
boat on which the Castro
brothers and other exiles
travelled to Cuba from Mex-
ico in 1956 to launch the rev-
olution that ousted Batista.
For Cuba, where the
founder of the revolution is
still alive and kicking at 84,
this is the equivalent of
Lenin's tomb.
Not being as adventurous
as the original Fidelistas who


camped out in the remote
fastnesses of the Sierra
Maestra, for the duration of
my search I stayed at the
Havana Saratoga, a Span-
ish-operated hotel restored a
few years ago to 1930s ele-,
gance. It is across the street
from the Capitolio, the
famous landmark that once
housed Cuba's pre-revolu-
tion legislature but is now
just another museum (there
are 38 in all). A new nation-
al assembly was established
by the communists in 1976.
The Saratoga lies on the
edge of Havana's historic
quarter, a maze of narrow
cobblestone streets and
crumbling baroque buildings
that stretches from the Capi-
tolio to the harbour. Found-
ed by the Spanish in 1519,
the city and its adjacent
fortresses were declared a
World Heritage Site in 1982,
and many of the finest build-
ings have been restored over
the past 15, years as muse-
ums, restaurants, shops and
hotels. About half of the
income they generate is
reinvested in new restora-
tions.
Havana's 400-year his-
torical heritage, explains
.Cuban architect and plan-
ner Mario Coyula, has ben--.
efited from "the benign
neglect of the 1959 revolu-
tion, which concentrated its
efforts on the more unde-
veloped countryside
...Although these policies
increased deterioration and
overcrowding in the capital,
demolitions driven by real
estate speculation did not
do away with its multi-
faceted layers of. architec-
tural history."
Coyula is a leading
authority on Havana, which
he-describes as t'hei major
metropolis of the Caribbean,
and Cuba's greatest tourist
attraction. In fact, the island
already receives about a mil-
lion more stopover visitors
than -we do, and most of
them stay in Havana or
nearby at Varadero Beach.
Cuba now has about 50,000
hotel rooms (compared to
under 15,000 in the
Bahamas) and could add
another 20,000 over the next
five years.
The key point for us to
keep in mind is that, even
in-its present run-down con-
dition, Cuba manages to
earn some $2.5 billion a year


FORMER Cuban Piesident Fidel Castro


from tourism. Despite an
inefficient, government-
operated and expensive
product, as well as almost
total exclusion from the
huge US market, Cuba has a
.lot to offer. The competitive
threat to the Bahamas from
the pending privatization is
something we should all be
concerned about.
In fact, it was Fidel who
helped to create the
* Bahamian-taurist industry
in the first place. Havana in
the 1950s was a corrupt
town known as the Latin
Las Vegas, its racetracks and
casinos operated by infa-
mous Amherican gangsters
like Meyer Lanksy. When
the revolutionary govern-
ment outlawed gambling
and nationalised the hotels,
Laniksy and others moved
to ihe Bahamas.
A celebrated 1967 article
in Life magazine reported
that "In 1959, after Fidel
Castro shut Cubadown,
Lansky looked around for
other places where he might
set up shop beyond the
reach of US law. The
Bahamas were made to
order." According to con-
temporary press accounts,
US gangsters took a large
percentage of gaming profits
in Nassau and Freeport,
where newly established
casinos formed the core of
our growing resort industry.
By the mid-1960s Fidel
and the revolution had
banned private property and
eliminated tourism alto-
gether. But after the col-
lapse of the Soviet Union,


the government revised its
position. Although some of
the 1990s reforms were later
cancelled, today the incred-
ible history, music, art and
small-scale entrepeneurism
of Habana Vieja, seem spe-
cially designed to pry hard
currency from visitors. And
by most accounts, younger
Cubans are increasingly jad-
ed with the revolution and
frustrated by political and
economic stasis.
My contacts during my
stay were limited, but
nonetheless indicative. An
employee at our hotel stud-
ied journalism at the Uni-
versity of Havana, but
prefers to work in tourism
because the rewards are bet-
ter and the media are 'too
political." According to one
tour guide, Cuba is very safe
and healthcare is excellent;
"but the economy is terrible
and salaries -are. low,"'.
Another looked forward to'
the d'ay whenhe could leae.-
Cuba.
According to Roberto
Savio, "the first generation
of the revolution is still in.
power and has come very
sadly to the conclusion that
it is not viable, so they are
trying a Chinese course
where the party retains
political control while
extending the market econ-
omy. The second generation
is disenchanted and wants
change, but not in a way that
would bring back the wild
capitalism which took over
after the end of the Cold
War. The third generation
is much less cautious about
change."
The resistance to change
has a lot to do with fear of
competition from the two
million affluent Cubans liv-
ing abroad, who are derided
here as "gusanos" or worms.
"This is a competition the
12 million Cubans in Cuba
will never be able to win,"
Savio said. "They know it,
and this is why they are very
careful about causing a col-
lapse of the system. Many
of them live in a house that
would be reclaimedby
exiles.
"Of course, there is a lot
of discontent. But after what
happened in Russia, Where
life expectancy went down
by 10 years, and without any
credible opposition figure,
if there were free elections
today the government would
probably get 60 per cent of
the vote, with maybe 35 per
cent abstaining as a sign of
protest."
Currently, most of the
means of production in
Cuba are owned and oper-
ated by the state, which
employs about 83 per cent
of the work force. Another 5
per cent work in co-opera-
tives closely connected to
the state. Only 12 per cent of
Cubans work in the hard-
scrabble private sector -
including farmers, artisans,
and other self-employed
persons.
Transferring 1.3 million
workers this year, and 1.2
million next year, from the
public sector to private
employment is a major task
by any standard. In China,
this process took decades


--I


years. But, as Bahamians
know better than anyone,
time is longer than rope.

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and is still underway. But
Cuba has been described as
an economy of loaves and
fishes, where things some-
how come out.of thin air,
ingenuity, and sheer will. It
will certainly be interesting
to watch what happens.
The Castro regime is tak-
ing a big risk by opening up.
If the gamble doesn't work,
things could collapse in a
Berlin Wall-type scenario,
with some Gorbachev try-
ing to salvage the situation,
but lacking the resources to
do so. If it does work, and
the US embargo finally
ends, Cuba will become a
tourism powerhouse, and
that will have important
consequences for the
Bahamas, because 60 per
cent of our economy is
derived from tourism. Some
on the Latin American left
have' called for a multi-bil-
lion-dollar Marshall Plan "to
finance the complex process
of socialist economic reform
that Cuba must carry out
urgently in the coming
months."
We may have time to
adjust, as the Cubans have a
lot of hurdles to overcome. I
tried to book half a dozen
Havana hotels online with-
out a single response. After
visiting Havanatur on East
Bay Street, it was another
two weeks before my book-
ings were confirmed. The
one-and-a-half-hour flight in
the almost windowless
Antonov 26 turboprop (a
vintage Russian-built mili-
tary transport) is not the
most comfortable of jour-
neys, and the long lines and
cheerful chaos at the
Cubana Airways ticket
counter are reminiscent of
Bahamasair in its darkest
days plan on standing in
line at both airports for at
least .two hours.
And then there is the US
embargo, which serves no
purpose other than to pro-
vide the regime with an
excuse to justify, everything;
that goes wrong. It remains:
only becauseoFlorida --
where most Cuban exiles
live is a key swing state in
presidential elections; And
while the younger genera-
tion of Cuban-Americans
may be indifferent to cur-
rent events, the older gen-
eration are still fighting the
Cold War.
Some observers argue
that if the pending privati-
sation in Cuba takes off,
there will likely be many
joint economic ventures with
Cuban Americans, which
will increase public pressure
in the US to lift the embar-
go. And if the situation in
Cuba deteriorates, the US
government is likely to
remove trade and travel
restrictions in order to exert
leverage over the crisis.
Either way, an end to the
embargo is not far off,
according to this analysis.
As for Fidel, I was unable
to find him outside the pages
of the government newspa-
per Granma, where he reg-
ularly pontificates on inter-
national affairs (leaving
domestic matters to his
brother). Ordinary Cubans
have no uncensored access
to the Internet, but Fidel
keeps well-informed by
reading a 100-page daily
briefing culled from online
news sites around the world.
His latest thesis is that the
US will attack Iran with tac-
tical nuclear weapons and
this will.escalate into glob-
al nuclear war that will lead
to the destruction of human-
ity. I suppose you can't
blame him for being para-
noid in view of the history of
the American vendetta
against Cuba, but I doubt if
many Cubans take him seri-
ously any more.
Fidel's whereabouts and
state of health are both
closely guarded secrets,
according to my guide, who
reminded me that he had
survived more than 600
attempts on his life over the


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Senior pastors




reach out to unions


FROM page one

gress of Trade Unions of the Bahamas
(NCTUB) Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson, five
clergymen offered their services as medi-
ators and also urged the union chief to
negotiate honorably andin good faith
with the government.
It read: "The claims and issues which
the leaders of the trade union believe to
be legitimate must not be allowed to
descend into lawlessness or any percep-
tion of the same."
The letter was signed by Bishop Sime-
on Hall, New Covenant Baptist Church;
Bishop John Humes, Church of God
National Office; Bishop Gregory Min-
nis, New Jerusalem Kingdom Ministry;
Pastor Randford Patterson, Cousin
McPhee AME Cathedral; and Bishop
Edward Missick, First Holiness Church
of God.
The pastors' plea comes after it was
reported that representatives of the
NCTUB, the Trade Union Congress,
along with BTC's unions the Bahamas
Communications and Public Officers
Union and the Bahamas Communica-
tions and Public Managers Union gath-
ered for a four-hour "strategy" meeting
on Monday in their continued fight
against the government's impending $210
million sale of BTC to Cable & Wireless.


In a separate statement, Bishop Sime-
on Hall explained that sometimes it was
"very difficult" to support workers and
their unions due to the poor level of ser-
vice rendered.
"While the vast majority of the coun-
try's workers give a fair day's work for a
fair day's pay, too many of the nation's
employees seem mired in a culture of
'bad attitude.'"
Bishop Hall said: "We ought to com-
mend persons in public places when they
do well.
"Likewise, we ought to complain
ardently when we receive poor service or
a 'why are you bothering me' attitude
from persons whose salary you pay. A
radical shift in the way we serve the pub-
lic is needed and Unions should lead the
way."
The senior pastor explained that
"exceptional and good service" was
becoming a rarity, and that the current
standard encouraged a "downward spiral
and a culture of bad and inexcusable
work ethic."
Bishop Hall added: "Employers every-
where are admonished to pay their work-
ers well and make their environment safe
and comfortable; but there is a con-
comitant calling to our workers to do
their best; chief among which is to devel-
op the right attitude and excellent work
habits."


BISHOP SIMEON HALL


FROM page one

utility company from being
privatised.
"We did have communi-
cation with our legal team,
but nothing is finalised. All
options are on the table
there is nothing off the
table whatever is required
for us to get our message
across but nothing has been
finalised," said Bernard
Evans, president of the
BCPOU.
He did not confirm or
deny tabloid reports that
the unions had retained
lawyer Maurice Glinton to


file court papers this week
in an attempt to stop gov-
ernment's sale.
"Anything that we can do
to stop the sale, within the
law, we will do," was all Mr
Evans would say.
The BCPOU along with
the Bahamas Communica-
tions Public Managers
Union are opposed to the
sale of 51 per cent of BTC
to London-based Cable &
Wireless. They are calling
on government to instead
find a Bahamian consor-
tium to purchase the major-
ity stake in the company.
"Bahamians are qualified
to run and stay abreast of


technology and if the gov-
ernment has to divest
(majority shares in BTC) as
the WTO (World Trade
Organisation) may be forc-
ing them to do or other
external factors forcing
them but they can do bet-
ter than Cable & Wireless,"
Mr Evans told The Tribune.
BTC's unions staged sev-
eral protests last year in
opposition to the sale and
there was speculation that
workers may have called in
sick or performed poorly
yesterday as further protest.
Yesterday there was no
sign of industrial action or
diminished performance at


BTC, said the company's
Acting CEO & President
Kirk Griffin.
"I don't have a report of
anyone not showing up to
work and according to what
I see the performance
seems to be back to nor-
mal," Mr Griffin said yes-
terday.
Government signed a
memorandum of unfd'er-:
standing with C&W on
December 2, 2010 and are
expected to table the docu-
ment when Parliament
resumes on January, 19.
Parliament will have to
approve the sale before it
is finalised.


Possible attempts to



tap ministers' phones


FROM page one

tions and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the claims were
"absolutely absurd."
"No one at BTC can do that without
expressed written authorisation by the
courts or the police. That would
require a court order to be done," said
Mr Evans.
"It involves more than one person, a
collaboration between two or three
departments and it would be extreme-
ly difficult to do without authorisa-
tion," he said.
Although the chances may be slim,


union executives said Cabinet ministers
are not the only ones at risk.
"I was told by people in our inner
circle that my phone may have been
bugged too, along with all the top
union executives, so we should watch
what we are saying," said Mr Evans.
"I don't know for sure whether it is
happening or not. We made alternate
arrangements to make sure we com-
municate, but we don't put too much
weight to it because we have nothing to
hide," he said.
A government source said most
senior officials have been advised to
be careful with their cell phone usage,
because the possibility exists for phones
to be bugged.


Reports of police



shake-up refuted


FROM page one

Deputy Commissioner of
Police Marvin Dames, and
three Assistant Commis-
sioners, Messrs John Fer-
guson, Willard Cunning-
ham, and Glen Miller.
Mr Dames acts as deputy
to the Commissioner of
Police Ellison Greenslade
and has specific responsi-
bility over discipline, the
force's inspectorate, district
co-ordination and a list of
others. Mr Dames it was
reported was rumoured to
be accepting a lucrative
position at the Nassau Air-
port Development compa-


ny as the new head of the
security unit there. These
reports, however, were
denied by sources close to
the deputy commissioner.
ACP Ferguson, the head
of the National Policing
Support Services, was said
to be retiring at the end of
January as he would have
reached the maximum
retirement age of 60 years.
However, Mr Ferguson will
only be turning 56 on Jan-
uary 29, and has so far only
served 37 years on the
force again below the
mandatory retirement
number of 40 years.
When contacted for com-


ment yesterday on the
reports of his rumoureded"
impending retirement,
ACP Miller said that he
had made no such decision
and has therefore informed
no one of the like.
"When I make that
determination," Mr Miller
said, "I will obviously
inform the Commissioner
first."
ACP Miller is in charge
of the Force's Crime Man-
agement and Operations.
ACP Willard Cunning-
ham has responsibility for
the management of the
force's Family Island Dis-
tricts.


Ministers appear to be aware of the
claims. Many refused to comment on
the issue. According to one minister,
no concern has been raised in Cabi-
net.
"I am not concerned.
"It is always necessary in the course
of conducting one's affairs to be aware
(of the risk). It is important to bear
that in mind, but no concern has been
raised."
Another minister said: "If it were
true that would be very serious thing: a
leak of government information; a leak
of privacy. I think anybody would be
concerned, but I know that we have
.never had a meeting or discussion at
Cabinet."


WOMAN IS
FOUND DEAD IN

HOUSE FIRE

FROM page one

Firemen discovered the
body of Dorothy Wilch-
combe as they fought the
flames which destroyed the
front room of her home in
Avocado Street, Pinewood
Gardens.
Relatives, including Ms
Wilchcombe's two children,
gathered at the home and
were left shocked and con-
fused by the tragedy.
According to reports,
neighbours alerted fire ser-
vices shortly before 11am.
Ms Wilchcombe was said
to have lived alone in the
house.
Police investigations into
the cause of the fire are
ongoing. Up to press time,
arson was not suspected.


SBethel Brothers Morticians
Telephone: 322-4433, 326-7030
Nassau Street, P.O.Box N-1026
FUNERAL lSERVICES FOR


Evelyn Louise
Heastie-
Williams,
92


S of Gleniston Gardens
and formerly of
IPompey Bay, Acklins,
will be held Friday,
January 7th, lam at St.
-----Joseph s Roman
Catholic Church, Boyd Road. Monsignor Alfred
Culmer, assisted by Monsignor Simeon Roberts
will officiate. Interment will follow in the Catholic
Cemetery, Infant View Road.

She is survived by one sister, Dorcas Burrows;
eight children, Ethelyn Lundy, Daphne Adderley,
Deanna Morrison (who predeceased her),
Albertha Bartlett, Elaine Pinder, Sharon Stewart,
Dr. Veronica McIver, Janet Kemp, Devard
Williams and one adopted daughter, Annie
Burrows; sons-in-law, Dr. Leo Lundy, Malcolm
Adderley and Rev. Timothy Stewart;
grandchildren, Dr. Leo Lundy III, Luther,
Simone, Alexandra and Leah Lundy, Eamon,
Engendi, Evan, Dr. Misty Adderley and Mia
Adderley, Chevon Morrison-Medvin, Darleen,
Darryl II and Drew Bartlett, Gandhi and Gilchrist
Pinder and Jaime Saunders, Timothy, Henry
Michael and Gardner Stewart, Dr. Rashad and
Dr. April McIver, Theresa Kemp-Wells,, Stephen
and Matthew Kemp, Levard, Christopher and
Audumn Williams; great grandchildren,
Jonathan, Brandon (deceased) and Kimani
Lundy, Eamon Jr. and Egypt Adderley, Gabrielle
Medvin, Eryn Bartlett, Aysia and India Wells;
Godchild, Ionette Hanna-Adderley. There are
numerous family and friends including, The
Hanna, Heastie, Tynes Family, His Excellency
Arthur D. Hanna, the Williams family, the Valley
Family and especially Dr. Gregory Carey.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Thursday from 10am until 6pm and on Friday at
the church from 10am until service time.


Dr. Willard
Joshua
Justice
Thompson,
58


of Yamacraw Hill
Road, will be held
Thursday, January 6th,
11am at Christ Church
Cathedral, George Street. The Very Rev'd Patrick
Adderley and Rev'd Fr. Colin Humes will
officiate. Interment will follow in Western
Cemetery, Nassau Street.

Left to cherish his fond memories are his mother,
Gretal Thompson Ford; sisters, Virginia and
Reginia Thompson; brother, Louis Thompson;
nieces, Tracey King, Stacie, Alexanlria and
Louann Thompson; nephews, Ervin and'Douglas
King, Anthony, Shawn and Lewis Thompson;
aunts, Nora Cartwright and Louise Fox;
godmother, Cypriana Fletcher; cousins, Okel
Cartwright and family, Noris Cartwright and
family, Claris Cartwright and family, Oris Sterling
and family, Viriginia Adderley and family, Joy
Whyms and family, Delores and Theresa
Cartwright, Carlton Cartwright and family, Lillith
Knowles and family, Mizpah Albury and family,
Veronica Bassett and family, Ann Rollins and
family, Inez Cooper and family, Claudius Wells'
and family, Lilley Wells and family, Getta Wells
and family, Verna Wells, Kern Sands and family,
Dorean Deveaux and family, Jahoue Sands and
family, Dr. David Sands and family, Selma Horton
and family, Neil and Wade Sawyer and family,
Tennison Wells and family, Errington Watkins
and family, and the Archer family; a host of
family and friends, Leana Arnett and family, Sir
Durward and family, Phyllis Aldridge, the
Honourable Hubert Ingraham and family, the
Honourable Perry Christie and family, Mrs.
Dasselon, the Oakes family, Braynen family, Dr.
Don Deveaux, Deborah Dupuch, Dr. James
Ifferenta and family, Neil Pinder and family, the
Carey family, the Maynard family, Dr. Hubert
Minnis and family, Dr. TImothy Barrett, Julian
Mullings, Velma Burrows and family, George
Cox and family, the Lowe family, Mario. Adderley
and family, the Hall family, the Doctor's Hospital
family, the Lyford Cay Hospital family, the
Princess Margaret Rehab staff, Spanish Wells
family, the BAAA family, the BOA family, and
many more to numerous to mention.

Friends may pay their last respects at Bethel
Brothers Morticians, #44 Nassau Street on
Wednesday from 10am until 6pm..

There will be no viewing at the Cathedral.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to
Bahamas Association for Physically Disabled,
Dolphin Drive, PEO. Box N-4252, Tele pne 322-
2393. p


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The bank's president,
Greoron Bethel. told the
media that several employ-
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to the ordeal, ho%%cver there
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experienced by staff or cus-
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CARACAS, Venezuela
VENEZUELAN President Hugo
Chavez said Tuesday that he is
scrapping plans for a tax increase
and will veto a controversial law that
would have increased government
control of universities, according to
Associated Press.
The announcements came the
night before a new National Assem-
bly.takes office with a larger oppo-
sition contingent, and amid criticism
that Chavez used the outgoing leg-
islature in its final weeks to concen-
trate his powers and gain new abili-
ties to crack down on dissent.
Chavez said during a televised
Cabinet meeting that the law on uni-
versities passed by his congressional
allies had some weaknesses and he
will veto it. He said his willingness to
veto the measure after widespread
criticism shows Venezuela has a
democratic government that "listens


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and is willing to rectify."
The law on universities was one in
a series of measures approved in
December by the previous National
Assembly, under the overwhelming
control of Chavez loyalists. Thou-
sands of students protested'in, the
streets after its approval, saying the
law would give too much power to
Chavez's education minister and
increase controls on universities that
have been a bastion of opposition
to the president.
Chavez and his allies had argued
the law was aimed at making the
university system more democratic
and inclusive. The leftist leader said
Tuesday that he still sees a need for
changes in Venezuela's autonomous
state universities and supports fur-
their debate on how to proceed.
During his speech to Cabinet min-
islers, Chavez also announced that
he no longer sees a need to raise the
value-added tax, an idea he had pro-


versity law


posed as a way to help fund recon-
struction efforts after severe floods
and mudslides.
Chavez noted the oil-exporting
country now is getting higher prices
for its petroleum and said it no
longer needs to raise the value-
added tax, which is now 12 percent.
Opposition leaders had
denounced the proposed tax
increase, saying it would dispropor-
tionately hurt the country's poor
while they are struggling with 27 per-
cent inflation.
Chavez's shifts on the tax and the
university law seemed aimed at step-
ping back from some changes that
could give opponents greater trac-
tion.
The new bloc of opposition law-
makers that takes office Wednesday
will take away the two-thirds major-
ity that Chavez's allies had in the
National Assembly which is need-
ed to pass some types of major laws.


r, planned
The outgoing congress last month
granted Chavez special powers to
enact laws by decree for the next
year and a half, allowing him to
bypass congress and make changes
in a range of areas from the financial
sector to the country's "socio-eco-
nomic system."
Chavez's opponents denounced
those expanded powers as a blow to
democracy. The president has
argued the decree powers are nec-
essary to speed disaster relief efforts
and pick up the pace of socialist-ori-
ented legislative changes.
Chavez said his opponents are
wrong when they argue Venezuela is
drifting toward dictatorship. He said
he welcomes having opposition in
congress, and welcomes debate.
"I have been reviewing, listening,"
he said, referring to criticisms of the
law on universities. "We're very far
from being what the opposition says,
that I'm a dictator, a tyrant."


tax hike
Chavez said he welcomes debate
and having an opposition in con-
gress. The body has been solidly pro-
Chavez since the opposition boy-
cotted the last elections inA2005.
"If there is no rival, what is strat-
egy for?" he said.
In the past month, his congres-
sional allies passed a series of other
controversial laws, including one that
allows suspension of any lawmakers
who leave a party in the middle of a
term and another that is expected"
to speed up the process if Chavez
decides to nationalize more banks.
Lawmakers barred foreign fund-
ing for any nongovernmental orga-
nizations-that defend "political
rights," a change that critics say
could hobble some human rights
groups.
The assembly also passed a law
making it easier for the government
to revoke TV or radio licenses and
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Texan declared innocent





after 30 years in prison


JEFF CARLTON,
Associated Press
DALLAS


A Texas man declared inno-
cent Tuesday after 30 years in
prison had at least two chances
to make parole and be set free
- if only he would admit he
was a sex offender. But Cor-
nelius Dupree Jr. refused to do
so, doggedly maintaining his
innocence in a 1979 rape and
robbery, in the process serving
more time for a crime he didn't
commit than any other Texas
inmate exonerated by DNA
evidence.
"Whatever your truth is, you
have to stick with it," Dupree,
51, said Tuesday, minutes after
a Dallas judge overturned his
conviction.
Nationally, only two others
exonerated by DNA evidence
spent more time in prison,
according to the Innocence Pro-
ject, a New York legal center
that specializes in wrongful con-
viction cases and represented
Dupree. James Bain was
wrongly imprisoned for 35
years in Florida, and Lawrence
McKinney spent more than 31
years in a Tennessee prison.
Dupree was sentenced to 75
years in prison in 1980 for the
rape and robbery of a 26-year-
old Dallas woman a year earli-
er. He was released in July on
mandatory supervision, and
lived under house arrest until
October. About a week after
his release, DNA test results -
came back proving his inno-
cence in the sexual assault.
A day after his release,
Dupree married his fiancee,
Selma. The couple met two
decades ago while he was in
prison.
His exoneration hearing was
delayed until Tuesday while
authorities retested the DNA
and made sure it was a match to
the victim. Dallas County Dis-
trict Attorney Craig Watkins
supported Dupree's innocence
claim.
Looking fit and trim in a
dark suit, Dupree stood
through most of the short hear-
ing, until state district Judge
Don Adams told him, "You're
free to go." One of Dupree's
lawyers, Innocence Project Co-
Director Barry Scheck, called


(AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)
SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT: Cornelius Dupree Jr., center, smiles while attorney Barry Scheck, right,
speaks in Dallas on.Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Dupree served 30 years for rape and robbery before being exon-
erated by DNA evidence. Ik


it "a glorious day."
"It's a joy to be free again,"
Dupree said.
This latest wait was nothing
for Dupree, who was up for
parole as recently as 2004. He
was set to be released and
thought he was going home,
until he learned he first would
have to attend a sex offender
treatment program.
Those in the program had to
go through what is known as
the "four R's." They are recog-
nition, remorse, restitution and
resolution, said Jim Shoemaker,
who served two years with
Dupree in the Boyd Unit south
of Dallas.
"He couldn't get past the first
part," said Shoemaker, who
drove up from Houston to
attend Dupree's hearing.
Shoemaker said he spent
years talking to Dupree in the ..
prison recreation yard, and
always believed his innocence.
"I got a lot of flak from the
guys on the block," Shoemaker
said. "But I always believed
him. He has a quiet, peaceful


demeanor." Under Texas com-
pensation laws for the wrongly
imprisoned, Dupree is eligible
for $80,000 for each year he was
behind bars, plus a lifetime
annuity. He could receive $2.4
million in a lump sum that is
not subject to federal income
tax. The compensation law, the
nation's most generous, was
passed in 2009 by the Texas
Legislature after dozens of
wrongly convicted men were
released from prison. Texas has
freed 41 wrongly convicted
inmates through DNA since.
2001 more than any other
state.
Dallas County's record of
DNA exonerations Dupree,
is No. 21 is unmatched
nationally because the county
crime lab maintains biological
evidence even decades after a
-on icli:,ri leaving samples
-iiilable to test..In addition,
Watkins, the DA, has cooper-
ated with innocence groups in
reviewing hundreds of requests
by inmates for DNA testing.
Watkins, the first black dis-


trict attorney in Texas history,
has also pointed to what he
calls "a convict-at-all-costs men-
tality" that he says permeated
his office before he arrived in
2007.
, At least a dozen other exon-
erated former inmates from the
Dallas area who collectively
served more than 100 years in
prison upheld a local tradition
by attending the hearing and
welcoming the newest member
of their unfortunate fraternity.
One of them, James Giles, pre-
sented Dupree with a $100 bill
as a way to get his life restarted.
At one point, Scheck pointed
out that eyewitness misidentifi-
cation the most common
cause of wrongful convictions
- was the key factor that sent
Dupree to prison.
The attorney then asked how
manm of the others were wrong-
ly imprisoned because an eye-
witness mistakenly identified
them. A dozen hands went in
the air.
Not in attendance Tuesday
was Dupree's accused accom-


*(AP Photo/Courtesy of The Innocence Project, ho)
EMBRACE: This undated handout photo provided by The Innocence
Project shows Cornelius Dupree, right, and his wife Selma Perkins
Dupree. Cornelius Dupree, who made parole six months ago, was
declared innocent Monday of a rape and robbery that put him in
prison for 30 years, more than any other DNA exoneree in Texas.


police, Anthony Massingill, who
was convicted in the same case
and sentenced to life in prison
on another sexual assault. The
same DNA testing that cleared
Dupree also cleared Massingill.
He says he is innocent, but
remains behind bars while
authorities test DNA in the sec-
ond case.
Dupree was 20 when he was
arrested in December 1979
while walking to a party with
Massingill. Authorities said
they matched the description
of a different rape and robbery
that had occurred the previous
day.
Police presented their pic-
tures in a photo array to the
victim. She picked out
Massingill and Dupree. Her
male companion, who also was
robbed, did not pick out either
man when showed the same
photo lineup.
Dupree was convicted ofO
aggravated robbery with a
deadly weapon. According to
court documents, the woman
and her male companion
stopped at a Dallas liquor store


in November 1979 to buy ciga-
rettes and use a payphone. As
they returned to their car, two
men, at least one of whom was
armed, forced their way into
the vehicle and ordered them to
drive. They also demanded
money from the two victims.
The men eventually ordered
the car to the side of the road
and forced the male driver out
of the car. The woman attempt-
ed to flee but was pulled back
inside.
The perpetrators drove the
woman to a nearby park, where
they raped her at gunpoint.
They debated killing her but
eventually let her live, keeping
her rabbit-fur coat and her dri-
ver's license and warning her
they would kill her if she
reported the assault to police.
The victim ran to the nearest
highway and collapsed uncon-
scious by the side of the road,
where she was discovered.
Dupree was convicted and
spent the next three decades
appealing. The Court of Crim-
inal Appeals turned him down
three times.


Pakistani governor who opposed blasphemy law slain


ASIF SHAHZAD,
Associated Press
NAHAL TOOSI,
Associated Press
ISLAMABAD


The governor of Pakistan's most
dominant province was shot and killed
Tuesday by a bodyguard who author-
ities said was angry about his opposi-
tion to blasphemy laws carrying the
death sentence for insulting the Mus-
lim faith.
Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, regard-
ed as a moderate voice in a country
increasingly beset by zealotry, was a
close ally of U.S.-backed President
Asif Ali Zardari. He is the highest-
profile Pakistani political figure to be
assassinated since former Prime Min-
ister Benazir Bhutto three years ago,
and his death underscores the growing
danger in this country to those who
dare challenge the demands of Islamist-
extremists.
Taseer was riddled by gunshots
while walking to his car after an after-
noon meal at Kohsar Market, a shop-
ping center in Islamabad popular with
Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis.
He was shot in the back, said Shaukat
Kayani, a doctor at Poly Clinic Hos-
pital.
Initial reports indicated the sus-
pected gunman, a police commando
guarding Taseer, unloaded up to 26
rounds from a Kalashnikov automatic
rifle. The gunman could have fired
that number of rounds in a matter of
seconds.
Other guards then forced the police


(AP Photo/Tariq Waseem)
ASSASSINATION: Commando of Pakistan's Elite force Mumtaz Oadri, center, who
allegedly killed Punjab's governor Salman Taseer sits in a police van in Islam-
abad, Pakistan on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. An intelligence official interrogating the
suspect, identified as Mumtaz Qadri, told The Associated Press that the bearded elite
force police commando was boasting about the assassination, saying he was
proud to have killed a blasphemer. The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab
province was shot dead Tuesday by one of his guards in the Pakistani capital, police
said, the killing was the most high-profile assassination of a political figure in Pak-
istan since the slaying of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in December of 2007.


commando to the ground, according to
police and hospital officials.
"It was one shot first and then a
burst," said R.A. Khan, a witness who
was drinking coffee at the time. "I
rushed and saw policemen over anoth-
er police commando, who was lying
on the road with his face down."


An intelligence official interrogating
the suspect said the commando had
been planning the assassination since
learning three days ago that he would
be deployed with the governor. Police
were trying to determine how he was
assigned to Taseer's security detail
Tuesday and whether he'd had any


help. Taseer's admirers called the gov-
ernor a profile in courage in a fight
for the soul of Pakistan,,which in
recent years has increasingly swung
away from South Asia's Sufi-influ-
enced moderation to the more funda-
mentalist approaches to Islam found in
some areas of the Middle East.
"Taseer showed himself to be a rare
politician, willing to risk his life in
espousing an unambiguous position
against discrimination and abuse," said
Ali Dayan Hasan, senior South Asia
researcher for Human Rights Watch.
"He was the most courageous voice
after Benazir Bhutto on the rights of
women and religious minorities," said
Farahnaz Ispahani, a fellow leading
member of the Pakistan People's Par-
ty, who wept as she spoke. "God, we
will miss him."
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan,
Cameron Munter, called Taseer "a
champion of tolerance."
The death also is a blow to Zardari,
Bhutto's widower whose ruling party is
struggling to retain power after the
defection of a key ally. The country's
leading opposition party on Tuesday
gave the government a three-day
deadline to accept a list of demands to
avoid collapse.
The renewed political turmoil bodes
ill for military action against Muslim
extremists that the U.S. believes is key
to success in neighboring Afghanistan,
analysts say. Pakistan's powerful army
could use the lack of political consen-
sus to avoid operations that clash with
its perceived strategic interests.
Taseer, a 66-year-old businessman


and media tycoon known for wearing
sunglasses in public, took on the cere-'
monial role of Punjab governor in
2008. Punjab is Pakistan's most popu-
lous province and is home to many of
the country's wealthiest citizens. A
number of militant movements thrive
there, though not to the extent of the
Taliban in the northwest.
Taseer publicly vented his opposi-
tion even using Twitter to Pak-
istan's harsh blasphemy laws that
effectively order death for anyone con-
victed of insulting Islam. Although
courts typically overturn convictions
and no executions have been carried
out, rights activists say the laws are
used to settle rivalries and persecute
religious minorities.
People accused of blasphemy ar:
often killed by extremists or spend sig-
nificant amounts of time behind bars.
In some cases, the charges border on
the ridiculous: A man was recently
held because he threw away a busi-
ness card of someone whose first name
is Muhammad.
The laws came under renewed inter-
national scrutiny late last year when a
45-year-old Christian woman, Asia
Bibi, was sentenced to death for
allegedly insulting Islam's Prophe'
Muhammad.
Taseer called for granting Bibi a
pardon, a stance that earned him death
threats from Islamists.
"I was under huge pressure sure 2
cow down b4 rightest pressure on blas-
phemy. Refused. Even it I'm the last
man standing," Taseer tweeted on
Dec. 31.


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Anti-Christian drumbeat



loud before Egypt attack


CAIRO
Associated Press


IN THIS Nov. 8, 2010 file photo, Egyptian Coptic activists light can-
dles and hold flowers during a protest against the October al-Qaida mil-
itant attack on a Baghdad church, in front of the Iraqi embassy in Cairo,
Egypt. (AP)


IN THE weeks before the
New Year's Day suicide
bombing of an Egyptian
church, al-Qaida-linked web-
sites carried a how-to manual
on "destroying'the cross,"
complete with videos on how
to build a bomb and the loca-
tions of churches to target -
including'the one that was
attacked.
They may have found a
receptive audience in Alexan-
dria, where increasingly radi-
calized Islamic hard-liners
have been holding weekly
anti-Christian demonstrations,
filled with venomous slogans
against the minority commu-
nity.
The blast, which struck Sat-
urday as worshippers were
leaving midnight Mass at the
Mediterranean city's Saints
Church, killed 21 people.
President Hosni Mubarak
has accused foreign groups of
being behind the attack, which
has .sparked a wave of angry
'protests by Christians in
Egypt.
But on the ground, investi-


gators are searching in a dif-
ferent direction scrutiniz-
ing homegrown hard-liners',
known as Salafis, and the pos-
sibility they were inspired by
al-Qaida.
Only two or three days
before Saturday's bombing,
.police arrested several Salafis
spreading fliers in Alexandria-
calling for violence against
Christians, a security official
said. He spoke on condition
of anonymity because he was
not authorized to talk to the
media.
According to authorities, the
strong belief among investiga-
tors is that local extremists
who knew the area and the
nature of their target were
behind the blast. The Egyptian
weekly Al-Youm Al-Saba said
police were examining photos
of the Salafis' weekly protests
for suspects.
In the weeks before'the
attack, al-Qaida militants on
the Web spewing calls for
"jihad," or holy war, on Egyp-
t's Chrisfians laid out every-
thing anyone would need to
carry out a bombing.
One widely circulated post-
ing includes a so-called "Jiha-


di Encyclopedia for the
Destruction of the Cross,"
with a series of 10 videos
describing how to build a
bomb.
In the videos, an unidenti-
fied militant in a white lab coat
and a black mask is shown list-
ing the ingredients to make
TNT and mixing up the chem-
icals in beakers.
The site lists Coptic Christ-
ian churches in Egypt, along
with phone numbers and
addresses including Alexan-
dria's Saints Church. "Blow
up the churches while they are
celebrating Christmas or any
other time when the churches
are packed," it says.
Security officials say they
were aware of the online
"how-to manual" before the
church bombing and are
examining any links between it
and the material posted on
Islamic websites.
One main Salafi group, the
Salafi Movement in Alexan-
dria, issued a statement con-
demning the bombing, saying,
its preachings "reject such
practices."
The ultra-conservative Salafi
ideology has been gaining fol-


Europe ups security for


Copts amid online threats


CHATENAY-MALABRY,
France
Associated Press
CHRISTIAN Copts in
Europe are under tougher
new police protection fol-
lowing Internet threats
against their European places
of worship, even as some pre-
pare special services in honor
of the 21 Copts killed in a
weekend massacre at a


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homeland.'
Police in France, Germany,
the Netherlands and other
countries have increased sur-
veillance of Orthodox Coptic
Christian churches. In Italy,
Copts have asked for special
protection. And in Chatenay-
Malabry, just outside Paris,
metal'barricades surround
the church of St. Mary and
St. Mark a vivid sign of
the fear that has been inject-
ed into the Copts' season of
peace.
The Copts -' Orthodox
Christians from Egypt will
celebrate Christmas on
Thursday.
A suicide bomber blew
himself up Saturday as wor-
shippers filed out of Saints
Church in Alexandria, Egypt,
after midnight Mass. No one
has claimed responsibility for
the attack.
Tens of thousands of Copts
live in Europe, and commu-
nity leaders fear the attacks
will not be limited to the
Middle East.
"This threat is serious for
us. People are afraid," Pas-
tor Arseniious El Baramousy,
head of the Coptic church in
Amsterdam, said in a tele-
phone interview Tuesday.
"What happened in Alexan-
dria could happen in Ams-


terdam."
It was not immediately
clear how many threats
against European Copts had
been posted online, and
when.
However, German author-
ities learned of a threat a
week before the Alexandria
attack. A spokeswoman for
Germany's Federal Criminal
Office said the office sent out
a letter Dec. 24 to all state
criminal offices in-the coun-
try warning them about
online threats against Coptic
communities and churches in
Germany, where about 6,000
Copts live.
The spokeswoman, who
declined to give her name in
keeping with department pol-
icy, said investigators for the
Federal Criminal Office had
seen the threat on a Web site.
Though the threat was gen-
eral, Germany was men-
tioned, she said.
On Dec.'31, four hours
before the attack in Egypt,
the head of the Coptic com-
munity in Germany, Bishop
Anba Damian, sent a letter
to the Interior Ministry
expressing the community's
fear of terror attacks and
seeking protection ahead of
the Orthodox Christmas cel-
ebrations Thursday and Fri-
day.


FATHER Girguis Lucas addresses reporters, inside the Coptic church
Sainte Marie Saint Marc of Chatenay-Malabry, south of Paris, Tues-
day Jan. 4, 2011. Messages of threats against Coptic churches were
seen on the Internet by a member of the congregation and police said
the Chatenay-Malabry site was among the European churches men-
tioned in the threats. French anti-terror police have opened a prelim-
inary investigation. (AP)


lowers throughout Egypt in
recent years; preaching a
return to the ways of early
. Muslims. It calls for strict seg-
regation of the sexes and rejec-
tion of any religious "innova-
tions," such as permitting boys
and'girls to attend school
together or collecting interest
on bank loans.
The movement has spread
across class lines, among
wealthy businessmen, the mid-
dle class and urban poor. Men
grow long beards and shave
off mustaches, to imitate the
Prophet Muhammad. Women
wear the black niqab robes
and veil, which envelop the
entire body and face, showing
only the eyes.
In many ways, it resembles
the doctrine of al-Qaida, with
one major difference while
it advocates jihad against "for-
eign occupiers" in Iraq.or
Afghanistan, it rejects holy
war inside Egypt, at least for
now.
But many observers warn
that some members are grow-
ing more radicalized and have
begun to advocate jihad with-
in the country, providing fertile
ground for al-Qaida influence.


0 In brief


Fire set at family

dinner in PR

claims 3rd victim

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico
Associated Press
A THIRD person died
Tuesday from a New Year's
attack in which police say a
Puerto Rican man using
kerosene and a propane tank
set fire to more than a dozen
of his family members and a
visiting U.S. woman as they
sat down for dinner.
Among the five people still
hospitalized are 25-year-old
Kate Donahue of Seattle and
her fiance, Jesus Sanchez,
both with burns over more
than 80 percent of their bod-
ies, hospital spokeswoman
Wilmelis Marquez said. The
recently engaged Seattle cou-
ple had traveled to Puerto
Rico so Donahue could meet
Sanchez's family.
The mother of the man sus-
pected of carrying out the
attack, 45-year-old Justino
Sanchez Diaz, died of her
injuries Tuesday, Marquez
said. Earlier, a 17-year-old
niece and a 32-year-old
cousin of Sanchez Diaz died.
The suspect is the uncle of
Donahue's fiance.
Donahue's family flew to
Puerto Rico shortly after they
got the news, Austin Martin,
a friend of Donahue's who is
a pastor in Arizona, said in a
phone interview.
rThey've been able to see
her, but she's been put in a
medically induced coma, so
they ,haven't been able to
speak with her," he said.
Friends of the couple set
up a Facebook account and
asked for donations to help
pay for medical transport,
back to Seattle. "It is a long
road ahead to heal physically,
emotionally, and spiritually,"
states the page.
Donahue works as a nurse'
for Group Health, according"
to her Facebook page.
Sanchez is a Boeing engineer,
according to The Seattle
Times.
Donahue's mother,
Michelle Donahue, told
reporters both are very much
in love.
"Their last words before
they were intubated were,
'For each other,'" she said.
"She loves him. He loves her.
The last six months have
been the happiest time of her
life."
The blaze occurred Satur-
day in the central Puerto
Rican mountain, town of
Florida, where Sanchez Diaz
lives in a two-story house with
his parents and a sister, police
Lt. Reinaldo Jimenez said.
Sanchez Diaz had doused
the walls of the house with
gasoline and set canisters
filled with fuel under the din-
ing room table and other fur-
niture, he said.
"He planned the party so
that everyone would show
up," Jimenez said.


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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011






$5m investment platform




for 'new business model'


M Bank of the Bahamas eyes shift away from total reliance on credit
to 'transaction volume driven' electronic banking revenue stream
* Plans to start rolling-out new ATMs this month to all branches and
three 'off-site locations'
* 70% drop in ordinary shareholder income for Q1 'not far off'
expectations
* Q2 expected to be 'better' than previous period


PAUL MCWEENEY
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
Bank of the Bahamas International
has invested "in excess of $5 million in
the last three years" in improved tech-
nology and support systems, Tribune


Business was told yesterday, as it plans to
diversify its revenue streams through a
focus on volume-driven "electronic bank-
ing types of business".
Paul McWeeney, the BISX-listed
bank's managing director, told Tribune
Business that the institution wanted to


diversify its revenue streams using its'
traditional credit/loan business as a base,
using its electronic banking technologies
to capture income generated by "tie dai-
SEE page 3B


$3m boost from new cruise ship
By ALISON LOWE mated $3 million in passenger five-night cruises to the
Extra $900,000 in Business Reporter spending into the-economy, in Bahamas from Port Canaver-
alowe@tribunemedia.net addition to'$900,000 in tax rev- al, Florida, starting on January
government revenues enue for the Government, the 26.
expected to be generated he regular arrival to Minister of Tourism said yes- The $900 million vessel will
Bahamian shores of a new, terday. ,
by latest Disney vessel increased size Disney cruise The Dream, the third ship in SEE page 3B
ship in 2011 will bring an esti- the Disney Cruise Line fleet, isand


S Bahamians boost 'No Caribbean nation'

Xmas sales figures matches Bahamin
Tourist patronageTtWf, bur m ;- .. .
holiday period gives downtown "
retailers reason to hope in 2011 By NEL HARTNELL Bank of the
Tribune Business Editor a .
Bv Al ISON LOWE Rahaimas casv uMning


Business, Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net
A good showing from
Bahamian shoppers, who
spent their money more
carefully and thoughtfully,
was credited yesterday by
some Bay Street store oper-
ators for bringing satisfacto-
ry or improved Christmas
sales in 2010.
Several downtown store
operators told Tribune Busi-
ness that the introduction of
lower-priced product lines,
coupled with greater patron-
age from Bahamians who
had chosen to shop locally
rather than take on the
expense of a Christmas"
shopping trip abroad,
seemed to have boosted
store traffic over the holiday
season. However, tourist
spending remained subdued.
Rochelle Walker, market-
ing manager,, said Solomon's
Mines was "very pleased"
with its sales this year, which
were "significantly higher"
SEE page 3B


"No other Caribbean
nation" has performed as
well during this recession as
the Bahamian commercial
banking sector, a leading
executive told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday, pointing out
that his institution had been
able to grow both top and
bottom lines despite the
'contracting economic envi-
ronment.
Paul McWeeney, Bank of
the Bahamas International's
managing director, said that
apart from Barbados, no
other nation in the region,
including the likes of
Jamaica and Trinidad, had
performed as well as the
Bahamas when it came to
the resiliency of its com-
mercial banking sector in
the face of increased non-
performing loans and credit
delinquency.
"The country has done
remarkably well," Mr
McWeeney told Tribune
Business. "No other
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Business Reporter
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Businesses should begin to "plan for the inevitable",
with conditions coming together to create a "perfect
storm" of high oil prices that could threaten a Bahamian
economic recovery in 2011-2012, the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce's president warned yesterday.
"We are going right back to where we were at the
beginning of the crisis. People forget that of all the influ-
ences in the start of the recession, the high oil prices (in
2008) were a major contributor," said Mr Rolle.
His comments come as oil prices hit their highest lev-
el since October 2008, at $91 per barrel. Spot prices have
risen 34 per cent since May 2010.
Restrictions on oil drilling in the US, coupled with ris-
ing demand from emerging economies such as China,
India and others, have been largely blamed, and several
large investment banks have predicted $100 per barrel oil
in 2011.
Meanwhile, speculation was fueled when former pres-
ident of the Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister, said in
an interview in the US press this week that he predicts gas
prices in the US could rise to $5 per gallon 64 per cent
higher than the average today by 2012. The same level
of increase would place Bahamian motorists in the posi-
tion to pay $7.41 per gallon, based on the current average
price.
Mr Rolle, chief marketing officer for energy-depen-
dent Bahamas Ferries, which operates daily ferry ser-
vices between Nassau and several out islands, said:
SEE page 3B



Bahamian fights subpoena

over $82 million scheme
Denies allegationgf'h profited by $ 1m and
counterclaims for same amount, although
documents show loan for Exuma 'development'
By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
A Florida-based Bahamian citizen is fighting attempts
by the receiver for an $82 million Ponzi scheme to force him
to testify and produce documents over allegations that he
"secured and profited" from the fraud by obtaining $1 mil-
lion from it for a Bahamas-based investment.


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Business


Outlook has


di versification focus


Economic diversification is the theme of Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce; Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation;
the 20th Bahamas Business Outlook con- Edward Fields, chairman and founder of Wendy Warren, executive director,
ference, scheduled for Thursday, January 'We, The People', and Dr Barry Russell, Bahamas Financial Services Board; Dr
; 3, at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable orthodontist and businessman, will address Robin Roberts, urologist" director, UWI
Beach. the forum for the first time." School of Clinical Medicine & Research-
While the subject of economic diversifi- "" Mrs Albury said BBO 2011 will focus on the Bahamas; Algernon Cargill, director,
ation is not new to business forums, con- new ideas and solutions to strengthen the National Insurance Board; and Olivia Saun-
;rence organizers say the theme is timely, Bahamian economy over the long-term. ders, School of Business, College of the
ad attendees can expect in-depth analyses "The idea of economic diversification has Bahamas.
ad high-quality presentations from speak- been tossed around for years now, but it's Dr. Saunders will discuss the relevance
rs representing a broad range of industries. time to have a real discussion as to whether of the Sir Stafford Sands' economic model in
According to organiser Joan Albury, pres- or not economic diversification is a viable today's business environment. This event is
lent of The Counsellors, this year's Busi- alternative for our economy sponsored by BAF Financial & Insurance,
1"ess Outlook will be significant for several atr t ie orr'eom Sun Oil, First Caribbean International Bank,
*asons. Bahamas First, Bahamas Petroleum Com-
"Not only are we celebrating our 20th Options pany, Cable & Wireless/LIME, Scotiabank
anniversary of Business Outlook, but we Bahamas, The Central Bank of the
ill have a number of firsts this year," Mrs ., "And, if it is, what are the best options in Bahamas, KPMG, the National Insurance
Albury said. "First-time speakers will ... terms of the industries that we should focus Board, Bank of The Bahamas International,
include Dr.Marikis Alvarez, representative, HUBERT INGRAHAM on developing," she said. General Worldwide and Krys Rahming &
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation The 20th Bahamas Business Outlook will Associates. For registration and updates on
-n Agriculture (IICA); Paul Crevello, chief Cable & Wireless Caribbean/LIME. open with a keynote address by Prime Min- Grand Bahama Business Outlook visit
operating officer, Bahamas Petroleum Com- "Also, K. Peter Turnquest, president, ister Hubert Ingraham. Also scheduled to www.tclevents.com or call Eileen Fielder at
-:any Plc; and David Shaw, chief executive, speak are Senator Vincent Vanderpool- 322-7505/6.
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| 'No Caribbean nation'




matches Bahamian banks


aribbean nation has done as well from a
aancial standpoint.
"In general, the domestic banking sector
as remained strong throughout this period,
and a lot has to be said for the regulatory
regime that assisted in that as well."'
Despite the overwhelming gloom associ-
'ted with the current recession, Mr
McWeeney pointed out that there were still
numerous business and economic bright
.pots, with his institution, Bank of the
Bahamas International, growing its revenues I
by 14 per cent to $14.8 million during the
three months to end-September 2010.
"The bank is growing, and to still be grow-
ig a bank in a contracting economy says a
ot for the institution and its staff," Mr
IcWeeney added.
Bank of the Bahamas International's total
operating income for the fiscal 2011 first
quarter increased to $9.306 million, a 10.5
,r cent rise year-over-year. Net fees and
mission income increased by 36.6 per
-nt to $1.285 million, while net interest
come rose by 10.7 per cent to hit $7.835


"The bank's growth is
really a reflection of
the improved public
confidence in what
we're doing. We have
some really bright peo-
ple working here who
have a keen interest in
the bank's success."


Paul McWeeney

million.
The bank attributed this performance to
higher yielding assets and .a "modest
growth" in its loan portfolio, with net inter-
est income depressed by the expense asso-
ciated with a 2.8 per cent increase in its
deposit base to $619.742 million growth


of almost $17 million in the three months to
end-September 2010.
Suggesting that the deposit base growth
indicated that Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national was picking up "increasing market
share", Mr McWeeney attributed the deposit
base growth to new products and "very
aggressive marketing".

Confident
"I'm very confident that when we roll-
out the new electronic banking platform,
we will attract more customers," the Bank of
the Bahamas International managing direc-
tor said.
"Certainly, the growth of the bank reflects
that we've been able to pick up some really
good depositors over the last 12 months.
We've picked up some who never thought of
us before. That's a real boost to confidence
for us.
'The bank's growth is really a reflection of
the improved public confidence in what
we're doing. We .have some really bright
people working here who have a keen inter-
.est in the bank's success."
Mr McWeeney told Tribune Business that


Bank of the Bahamas had no plans for fur-
ther capital raising in the short-term, saying
its risk adequate capital ratio was well over
20 per cent, and that the institution was
"well fortified".
Stating that he was confident the Bahami-
an economy would rebound, and that it was
"just a matter of time", Mr McWeeney said
that while there was a "mixed bag" of indi-
cators '"the positive ones are outgaiiing the
negative ones".
While it would take some time for the
Bahamian commercial banking industry to
recover from its non-performing loan issues,
Mr McWeeney said the "full gamut" of elec-
tronic banking services facilitated by the
Automated Clearing House (ACH), such
as direct debits and credits, were set to come
online later this year.
"In the midst of all the doom, there's been
some very good bright spots," Mi
McWeeney said.
He added that investor expectations on
banking industry performance had to be
"reshaped" as a result of the recession, as the
requirement to hold more capital meant risk
was reduced. As a result, profits were "not as
robust as they used to be".


NOTICE

In the estate of Pamela Anne
Higgs late of Treasure Cove in the
Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Housewife, deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
having any claims or demand against
the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the
Undersigned on or before the 31st day of
January, A.D., 2011, after which date the
Executors will proceed to distribute the
assets having regard only to the claims of
which they shall then had notice.

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

E. DAWSON ROBERTS & COMPANY
Attorneys for the Executors
Chambers,
P.O. Box N-918
Magna Carta Court,
Parliament & Shirley Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas


Bahamian fights subpoena



over $82 million scheme


FROM page 1B
Beattie Ashmore, the South Caroli-
na-based receiver for the Three
Hebrew Brothers Ponzi scheme, has
been attempting for much of 2010 to
get the US south Florida district court
to enforce a motion for contempt and
sanctions against Hubert Bowe, over
the latter's alleged failure to comply
with an April 22, 2010, subpoena
requiring production of the evidence he
was seeking.
Mr Bowe, though, in a rambling
November 26, 2010, response filed by
himself, denied the receiver's allega-
tions and, through a counter-claim, is
seeking $1 million in damages for
"great business and property loss, as
well as enormous financial loss and
emotional distress" as a result of Mr
Ashmore's actions.
He further alleged that his wife,
Brenda Charles Bowe, and an associ-
ate, Ashley Poitier, had already met
Mr Ashmore and his legal represen-
tatives on his behalf on August 16 last
year.
In his motion, Mr Ashmore alleged:
"The underlying criminal case at issue
involves a Ponzi scheme in which thou-
sands of investors were defrauded,
resulting in a total net loss in excess


of $50 million.
"Hubert Bowe profited in large sums
from the Ponzi scheme: Hubert Bowe
was an 'Independent Representative'
or 'IR' of a company called Capital
Consortium Group (CCG), the com-
pany used by the Three Hebrew Boys
to run this Ponzi scheme. An IR facil-
itated the Ponzi scheme by acting as
salesman or promoter for the fraudu-
lent investments. The location of the
money that Hubert Bowe profited
from the Ponzi scheme is relevant to
discharging the receiver's duties as set
forth in the court order."

Profited,
Ms Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
"also secured and profited from the
Three Hebrew Boys by receiving
approximately $1 million from some
alleged investment in the Bahamas".
Mr Bowe's counter-claim and
response inadvertently appear to sup-
port this allegation, as documents
attached to this refer to an August 8,
2006, loan agreement made between
Capital Consortium Group and a
Bahamian company called Alexander
Development Company.
Mr Bowe is named as Alexander
Development Company's president


and chief executive, with Brenda Bowe
as its vice-president. The Capital Con-
sortium Group's co-signatories on the
agreement appear to be the Three
Hebrew Boys principals, Tony Pough,
Tim McQueen and Joseph Brunson.
The loan was designed to finance
something called the Alexanders
World Project in Great Exuma, a
development featuring a hotel casino,
theme park, condominium complex,
offshore bank, golf course, spa, marina,
housing, water plant "or whatever we
invest in". Suffice to say, this develop-
ment has never got off the ground to
date.
Mr Ashmore alleged that Mr Bowe
was served on May 6, 2010, with the
subpoena compelling his testimony and
documents on May 25, 2010, yet on
that morning the receiver was contact-
ed to be informed that Mr Bowe would
not be attending the deposition.
Alleging that court approval for the
no-show had not been granted, the
receiver said attempts to reschedule
the testimony had not been success-
ful.
Therefore, he urged the Florida
courts to hold Mr Bowe in contempt,
and order that he appear at a deposi-
tion within 30 days. Such an order has
not yet been forthcoming.


TODSCUS SORIS N H16PAE OG0N O0WW.RIUNE42CO


PAUL MCWEENEY
FROM page 1B


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THE TIBUN WEDESDA, JANUARY 201,IPGESS


Oil price rise


'perfect storm'


for recovery

FROM page 1B

"For us (rising oil prices)
are a major concern, and if
the US dollar continues to
perform as it is then that's
a double whammy."
He suggested that if oil
prices rise as predicted it'
could "kill any chances of a
recovery, especially for
companies who are energy
dependent" in this nation.

Hard

"The transportation
industry, not only marine,
but overall, will suffer sig-
nificantly, and for compa-
nies that were hit hard and
are in a very tenuous posi-
tion this is something they
can ill afford," the Cham-
ber president said.
Mr Rolle suggested that
the best companies can do
is to "plan for the
inevitable", keeping in
mind the likely impact on
their bottom line if oil
prices do rise to the levels
predicted by some.
"Once the speculation
starts, then that's the
beginning of the process,
and when the former head
of a major oil company is
making those kinds of pre-
dictions, that gives the
commodity traders reason
to drive the prices up
"Even though it's still all
speculative, we have to
look at the 'recent history,
and prices have been
trending up steadily.
There's been fluctuation
here and there, but
through every fluctuation
there's an increase in the
fluctuation point," said the
Chamber president.

Grave

In October 2008, the
Bahamas Petroleum
Retailers Association
called on the Government
to address its "grave con-
cerns" over declining prof-
its due to rising oil prices at
the time, with the Govern-
ment asked to adjust the
amount that retailers are
allowed to make in profit
,per gallon of fuel.
One local petroleum
retailer told Tribune Busi-
ness yesterday that while
the profits such retailers
make on selling fuel are
"pathetic", he believes that
any increase in the amount
retailers are able to charge
would "throw gasoline on a
raging inferno, that is, the
passions of the public",
suggesting that such a step
would meet a major public
backlash.
He suggested that one
way of "holding back the
prices", if they do rise as
predicted, would be for the
Government to consider
decreasing the tax it col- "
lects on petroleum, but he
added that this would be
extremely unlikely given
the "constant" and large
proportion of revenue the
Government obtains from


Damianos unveils





2010 top producers


KERRY SULLIVAN
Damianos Sotheby's International
Realty has announced its top producers
and listing agents for 2010.
Leading the pack as top producer for
the Bahamas as a whole was Mark
Hussey, the real estate company com-


" Damianos Sotheby's Internation-
al Realty has named Kristi Albury-
Wong as its newest Abaco realtor.
She joined the company in 2009
as an administrative assistant, work-
ing with and supporting Damianos's
estate agents in the Abaco offices.
In October 2010, Ms Albury-
Wong sat the entry level salesman
* exam and passed with a grade of 100
per cent. She will now serve potential
buyers and sellers at the company's
Marsh Harbour office on East Bay
Street.


mending him for delivering results that And kerry Sullivan, the specialist for
often exceeded client needs. Abaco- Hope Town and Elbow Cay, was named
based Stan Sawyer, who has lived in as Abaco's top producer, having joined
Treasure Cay for more than 20 years, Damianos in 2002. Jonathan Morris, an
was named as Damianos's top listing Eleuthera native, was named as Dami-
agent for the Bahamas as a whole. anos's top producer for that island.


A native of Abaco, Ms Albury-
Wong'graduated from Abaco Cen-
tral High School and went on to hold
various positions in the banking and
insurance sectors. She formed her
first.company in 2006, which serves
Bahamian and international brides
when planning their wedding in the
Bahamas.
Known for her resourcefulness,
her latest entrepreneurial pursuit,
which will launch in February 2011,
is her Concierge and Lifestyle Man-
agement company.


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KRISTI WONG


$5m investment platform




for 'new business model'


FROM page 1B

ly commercial conduct of every person".
To support this effort, Mr McWeeney
told this newspaper that Bank of the
Bahamas International was set to start
deploying this month new "state-of-the-
art" Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs)
at all its branches and three "off-site loca-
tions", all possessing facilities that would
enable visually and physically impaired
Bahamians to conduct banking transac-
tions more easily.
"Over the last three years, including
what we have spent to change the ATM
machines, we have invested in excess of
$5 million in them, the credit card plat-
form and the infrastructure of the
branches," Mr McWeeney told Tribune
Business, adding that the latest branch,
located in Benchmark .(Bahamas)
Carmichael Road real estate develop-
ment, was likely to open in mid-2011.
While Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional's loan business to date had been
"very successful", its book growing by
2.4 per cent during the fiscal 2011 first
quarter, Mr McWeeney said the institu-
tion wanted to "shift away" from its cred-
it/interest income reliance to a "new busi-
ness model" featuring "electronic bank-
ing-types of business".
This business segment, he explained,
was more volume driven and, if the cor-
rect results were derived, would alter
Bank of the Bahamas Internatipnal's
business model. "It's not dependent so
much on credit for success, but the daily
commerce conducted by every person.
That's what we want to capitalise on and
benefit from. We're well on the way."
Commenting on Bank of the Bahamas
International's results for the three
months to end-September 2010, Mr
McWeeney said the bottom line perfor-
mance, with net income available to ordi-


nary shareholders dropping by 69.8 per
cent to $1.108 million compared to $3.665
million the year before, was largely in
line with internal forecasts.
"They were not far off expectations
for the first quarter," Mr McWeeney
said. "We expected the first quarter to be
difficult, given the level of non-accrual
loans and the need to make provisions."
He pointed out that while Bank of the
Bahamas International actually enjoyed
a $1.281 million gain in the 2010 first
quarter from a change in accounting
treatments relating to loan loss provi-
sions, this time around it incurred a $1.4
million net credit loss provision a more
than $3.6 million reverse swing.
"That's the major difference in the
period," Mr McWeeney said.
In addition, operating expenses rose.
by 11 per cent to $6.772 million com-
pared to $6.036 million for the quarter-
ended September 30, 2009, a conse-
quence of Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national's increased investment in exist-
ing staff skills and technical resources,
Mr McWeeney said the bank had
"held operational expenses firm for three
years in a row", and needed to ensure its
staff were equipped with the necessary
skills and information, given the com-
plexity of running a commercial bank in
the current Bahamian economic envi-
ronment.
"We have to do it. There's no question
that it has to be done," the managing
director said of staff training investment.
"We spend hundreds of thousands of
dollars every year on training, and need
more and more as time goes by. It's part
of the business."
Mr McWeeney added that many did
not appreciate the complexity involved in
a running a full-service commercial bank
in the Bahamian environment, where
institutions had to adhere to strict regu-
latory and supervisory standards, and


implement the necessary accounting and
financial controls to succeed.
"We have to ensure we have the type
of persons to run an expanding business
in a complicated environment," Mr
McWeeney added.
The Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional managing director told Tribune
Business that the fiscal 2011 first quarter
results were also impacted by the need to
start accruing for the increased bank
licence fees imposed by the Government
in its 2010-2011 Budget:
The bank was also impacted by the
increase in utility costs associated with it
renting more space at Charlotte House in
downtown Nassau, a move required to
accommodate its expansion and
"increase operating infrastructure for the
bank".
Looking ahead, Mr McWeeney told
Tribune Business that he expected the
fiscal 2011 second quarter results to show
an improvement upon the previous
three-month period.
"The second quarter should be better
than the first quarter, but we still have,
some pressure from non-accrual loans
and provisions," Mr McWeeney told this
newspaper.
""Yet we should be able to make an
improvement in the 19vel of non-accrual
loans as we finish up the second quarter
and come into this year. There's been
some positive direction with loan nego-
tiations and restructuring. As things start
to turn around with construction offer-
ings from Baha Mar and a pleasing
tourism performance, I think, collective-
ly, that should add more value to the
economy and hopefully find its way into
loan performance.
"We figured that the first quarter
would be a difficult one for us, given
these conditions. It wasn't so much off
the mark, but we're optimistic the second
quarter will look quite different."


$3m boost from new cruise ship


FROM page 1B

then call into Nassau every
Monday and Friday, making a
total of 92 calls in 2011.
Ahead of its official maiden
voyage later this month, the
Dream arrived in Nassau har-
bour yesterday on what tourism
minister, Vincent Vanderpool
Wallace, described as a "shake-
down trip" a journey from
Europe to the US on which


only crew, clients and other
non-paying passengers were
carried to iron out any kinks in
its operation.
The boat is the biggest in the
Disney Cruise Line Fleet and
can carry up to 4,000 passen-
gers and 1,500 crew members.
"It's really high frequency
and it's calling only on the
Bahamas, which gives it extra
significance," said Mr Vander-
pool-Wallace.
The cruise ship will visit Nas-


sau and Disney's private island
in Abaco, Castaway Cay.
"That seems to he the magic
combination for cruise lines -
giving people the private island
experience in addition to calling
on Nassau or Grand Bahama,"
said Mr Vanderpool-Wallace.
Among the features on the
new ship are a water slide that
takes passengers beyond the
boundaries of the cruise ship
over the open ocean before
bringing them back.


VANDERPOOL-WALLACE


Bahamians boost

Xmas sales figures
FROM page 1B

than 2009 throughout all 17
store locations.
She said this was primarily
due to increased sales to the
Bahamian community, who
responded to Solomon's
Mines' introduction of a
"wider variety of merchan-
dise and price points" in the
store.
And, like other downtown
merchants, Ms Walker noted
another trend that customers
appeared to be putting more
forethought into their pur-
chases.
"We found that people
seemed to be getting specifi-'
cally what they need for spe-
cific people," said Ms Walker.
Meanwhile, Cathy Moul-
trie, operations manager at
the Coin of the Realm jew-
ellery store, said their com-
pany also saw the decision to
offer a wider range of items
this Christmas, including
some with lower prices, pay
off.
"The traffic flow was really
good and we were quite hap-
py with the results," she said.
"We got a different line in
with lower price points, and
that was a great idea because
a couple of years ago people
may have come in wanting to
spend $100 an item. This year
they may have spent $50, so
that did wonderfully for us
and made sales come up."
Tim Lightbourne, owner of
the Perfume Shop, said sales
at his store over the holiday
season gave him "encourag-
ment that maybe the worst is
over" but some issues persist.
"The Bahamians treated us
very well the problem
remains with the tourists.
Tourist spending will always
been down as long as you
have cruise ships telling peo--
pie they can't guarantee
what's sold in Nassau is
authentic," Mr Lightbourne
said.
At another high-end down-
town store, which specialises
in luxury items, a representa-
tive who did not wish to be
named said the store had also
seen an increase in sales to
Bahamians, ;but agreed with
his fellow merchants that
tourist buys remained "low".
"When you look at the
hotel guests coming into town
and the cruise ship passen-
gers, their purchasing is main-
ly in the Straw Market and
places like that," he said.
A better year for Bahamian
sales was again coupled with a
trend towards lower-priced
purchases at the store. "Peo-
ple are buying more afford-
ably. They are not coming in
to make big purchases those
are few and far between but
they are leaving with lots of
bags," said the store insider,
who added that he commonly
heard from Bahamian shop-
pers that they had chosen to
shop "at home" for Christmas
2010 rather than heading to
Florida.
Peter Phillips, managing
director of Brass and Leather
and Fendi, which has loca-
tions in the Mall at Marathon
and downtown, said he
believes 2010 was a "bottom-
ing out year" economically,
and is optimistic that 2011 will
bring better returns.
Sales at his stores were the
same as in 2009, with that year
having seen significant
decreases from the year prior.
"I couldn't say there were
any great increases or
decreases. The indication
we're getting is that maybe
this is a bottoming out year,"
Mr Phillips said.
"The. general mood of cus-
tomers were smaller purchas-
es, and what I think is very
significant is that there have
been a lot less returns across
all of the stores. I think that
tells you people are being a
lot more particular about
their purchases, planning pur-
chases more. Usually the store
is inundated wth people
bringing things back."
. Inga Bovleg, director of
business development for
John Bull said the company
does not comment directly on
sales, but in response to


queries from Tribune Busi-
ness about Christmas sales at
their John Bull, Coach.and
Cosmetic Boutique stores, she
did tell Tribune Business that
"local shoppers play a very
significant role in our suc-
cess". She added that their
patronage over the Christmas
season has given the company
"good reason to believe" that
2011 will bring an enhanced
business and economic envi-
ronment.


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AP: Surge in bankruptcies shows signs of slowing


MIKE iAKER,'
Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C.
The growth in bankruptcies around the coun-
try slowed significantly in 2010 from its breakneck
pace in recent years, with about a dozen states
recording a decline in filings from consumers
and businesses, according to an Associated Press
tally Tuesday.
Filings collected from the nation's 90 bank-


ruptcy districts showed 113,000 bankruptcies in
December, down 3 percent nationwide from the
same month a year ago. That followed a similar
year-over-year decline for the the month of Octo-
ber. It had been four years since an individual
month showed such an improvement.
In total, the nation recorded 1.55.million filings
in 2010, an increase of 8 percent from 2009 and a
far slower growth rate than the 32 percent jump
recorded in the year before and the 33 percent
jump the year before that.


At the law firm Mayer & Newton in Knoxville,
Tenn., staff members continue to work six days a
week to handle the massive bankruptcy case-
load. But filings there have leveled off, and part-
ner John Newton said the firii decided it did
not need to replace an attorney that left about a
year ago.
He said the economy in Tennessee, while still
challenging, appears to be more stable than oth-
er parts of the country. And he said many of the
.people who need relief from their debts have


already gone through the bankruptcy process.
"I think we've sort of turned the corner," he
said.
Numbers indicated stark regional differences.
Thirteen states recorded an annual decline, main-
ly in the South, with West Virginia leading the
way with a 10 percent drop in cases. The West,
however, indicated ongoing growth in filings,
with numbers rising in places like Hawaii (22
percent), Utah (19 percent), California (19 per-
cent) and Arizona (18 percent).


Marvel promotes

Axel Alonso to

editor-in-chief

MATT MOORE,
Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA
After more than a decade
spent guiding several of Mar-
vel Comics' biggest characters
as an editor, Axel Alonso has
been promoted .to editor-in-
chief, Marvel Worldwide Inc.
said Tuesday.
Alonso will oversee all of
Marvel's publishing aspects
and will advise on their cre-
ative direction,'as well as help
develop new story lines and
new initiatives for the heroes
'and villains that make up
Marvel's roster, including the.
Avengers, Spider-Man, Pun-
isher and Dr. Doom, among
others.
Alonso replaces Joe Que-
sada, who was Marvel's edi-
tor-in-chief for a decade and
its chief creative officer since
2010. As the company's chief
creative officer, Quesda over-
sees its creative endeavors in
film, television, publishing
and online, too. Marvel has
expanded beyond the printed
page in recent years, mount-
ing film adaptations of Iron
Man along with planned
releases this year of Thor and
Captain America.
Marvel also promoted Tom
Brevoort, another longtime
editor, to senior vice presi-
dent of publishing.
Quesada lauded Alonso's
uncanny ability to shepherd
titles from simple idea to
printed product.
"For over a decade, Axel's
been instrumental in bringing
fresh new voices to Marvel
and reinventing our biggest
characters like Spider-Man,
the X-Men, Wolverine and so
many more," Quesada said in
a statement. "He's fought to
create unique imprints like
Marvel MAX while also
bringing fresh new voices to
the Marvel family."
Alonso joined Marvel in
2000 as a senior editor and
helped oversee, critically laud-
ed runs of Amazing Spider-
Man and the X-Men, along
with revisioning western char-
acter Rawhide. He was pro-.
moted to vice president and
executive editor in 2010.


New computer chips help



PCs compete with tablets


JORDAN ROBERTSON,
AP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO

Semiconductor companies
are whipping up a new gen-
eration of chips to bring
richer video and better bat-
tery life to personal com-
puters and help them hold
off threats from tablets and
increasingly powerful smart
phones.
Intel Corp. and Advanced
Micro Devices Inc., whose
processors are the "brains"
of PCs, are unveiling signif-
icant changes to their chips'
designs at this week's Inter-
national Consumer Elec-
tronics Show in Las Vegas.
Tablet computers and oth-
er gadgets have taken on
many of the tasks once per-
formed by PCs, and there
are already signs that those,
devices led by Apple
Inc.'s iPad are eating
away at PC sales.
Intel and AMD are
responding with .new chips
designed to make people
think twice before picking a
tablet over a new PC. The
new chips won't dampen the
success of tablets, but they
will make traditional, low-
cost computers more com-
petitive by making them
better at doing graphics-
intensive tasks and playing
video.
The improvements that
Intelrand AMD make to
thfir products are felt l\ith
eery keystroke or click of a
mouse, even if most com-
puter buyers aren't paying
attention to the intricacies
of chip design.
For example, people have
come to expect the benefits
of Moore's Law, even if they
don't know the technical
specifics underlying the pre-
diction ,that computer
processors' performance will


INTERNATIONAL

BUSINESS.

double every two years. The
principle has guided the
industry for more than 40
years, and is a key reason
why computers have gotten
smarter even as they've got-,
ten smaller.
One major change in chip
design that Moore's Law
enabled and consumers felt
came several years ago.
That's when Intel and AMD
took chips known as "mem-
ory controllers," which have
historically been separate
from Ia computer's main
processor, and put them on
the same piece of silicon as
the processor itself.
The controllers act as mid-
dlemen between the proces-
sor and a computer's mem-
ory. Shortening the distance
between the parts cuts the
amount of time they needed
to talk to eacliotheF,helping
-..rJe computers-: ork faster.
A similar thing is happen-
ing in the new generation of
chips.
This time, Intel and AMD
have thrown another feature
graphics, which too had
historically been handled by
a separate chip also onto
the same silicon as the com-
puter's main, general-pur-
pose processor.
And by coupling graphics
more tightly with a comput-
er's main processor, there's
another benefit besides
faster communication. The
power the parts need to talk
to each other is also
reduced, leading to longer
battery life.
Think of what's happen-
ing in chips like what's hap-
pened with cell phones:
Technical innovations mean


more stuff can fit into a
smaller space. In the case of
computer processors,
Moore's Law is driven by
the fact that transistors, the
tiny on-off switches that reg-
ulate the flow of data in
computer chips, keep get-
ting smaller.
"It's a natural evolution
of integration," said Jon
Peddie, who studies the
semiconductor industry as
president of Jon Peddie
Research. "We keep putting
more and more stuff into the
processor now it's graph-
ics' turn to get shoved into
the processor along with all
the stuff that previous gen-
erations have shoved in. The
big difference this time is
because of the processors'
smaller size, the capability
of the graphics is signifi-
cantly better."
With the current chips,
cheap, low-end laptops are
largely poor at playing high-
quality video, a task too tax-
ing for the machines' under-
powered'chips. Those lap-
tops, which also include so-
called "netbooks," will like-
ly benefit first from the new
chip designs, said Martin
Reynolds, a vice president
and research fellow at Gart-
ner Inc. who studies the
computer market.
Intel and AMD are using
different technical approach-
'es, but the results are simi-
lar: Consumers' sh6-ul'd
expect "snappiet opkatt 6fs
in anything involving pixel
movement," from playing
games to.editing photos and
video and preparing Power-
Point and other visually rich
presentations, Peddie said.
But Peddie cautions that
even with the new chips, the
low-end computers will still
be too weak'for certain uses,
including graphics-intensive
video games.
Still, the changes could
eliminate the need for many
people to buy separate
graphics cards, which can
add.hundreds of dollars to
the price of a PC. The shift is
an opportunity for Intel and
AMD, which can charge
higher prices for chips that
have higher-quality graph-
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(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
KEYNOTE SPEECH: In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, Intel CEO Paul
Otellini gives the keynote address at a conference in San Francisco.
Intel Corp. is scheduled to report its third-quarter financial results on
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, after the market close.


fewer graphics cards since it
doesn't sell them. Intel's
graphics have been built into
its "chipsets,'r yet another
type of chip inside comput-
ers. They handle ajrange ,f
tasks. , ,,,
The situation .is more de'l-
icate for AMD, which does
make the cards. AMD
hopes that stealing' even
small amounts of business
from Intel offsets any risks
to graphics-card sales.
The latest lines of chips
can be seen as a response to
the sudden popularity of
tablet PCs, starting with the
launch of the iPad last April.
Tablet makers have
turned to such chip-makers
as Samsung Electronics Co.,
Texas Instruments Inc. and
Qualcomm Inc. Even Apple
now makes its own chips.
Their chips are built on a
different design and sip
power rather than gulp it -
a requirement of mobile
devices and a problem that
Intel and AMD have yet to


crack. Intel and AMD are
trying to address that prob-
lem by aping the sleek and
streamlined approach that
has helped make tablets so
popular. . .. .
,o.Tablets have forced the
PCIecosystem to be thin and
light," said Doug Freedman,
an analyst with Gleacher &
Co. "If they don't want to
lose market share, they're
going to have to design a
more efficient PC."
The new chips aren't like-
ly to upset the historically
steady breakdown between
Intel and AMD. Intel sells
80 percent of the chips that
run on the so-called "x86"
standard for chip design,
which is used in Windows
and Mac computers. AMD
has the remaining 20 per-
cent of the market.
But the new products
could help keep both com-
panies relevant in a tablet
era. After all, despite the
rise of tablets, they aren't
good for everything.


DAVID K. RANDALL,
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK

A rally that pushed stocks up nearly 7
percent in December took a pause Tues-
day as traders shrugged off a pickup in
factory orders and a sharp rise in month-
ly sales from General Motors and Ford.
Stock indexes started out with gains
but mostly fell throughout the day, even
after a better-than-expected report on
factory orders for November. The Dow
Jones Industrial average of 30 large com-
pany shares wound up,slightly higher.
Ryan Detrick, a senior analyst at Scha-
effer's Investment Research, said
investors were holding off after a sharp
jump in stocks on Monday, the first trad-
ing day of 2011.
"We had a big start to the year yester-
day," Detrick said. The Standard &
Poor's 500 index lost 0.1 percent after
rising 1.1 percent the day before.


Investors also received minutes from
the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting'
in December. Fed officials said signs of
economic growth weren't enough to cut
back its $600 billion bond-buying pro-
gram, which is aimed at'encouraging
spending by keeping interest rates low.
Fed officials said more time was needed
before they would consider changing
their plans.
Automakers reported December and
year-end sales figures. General Motors
Co. rose 2.3 percent to $37.90 after
reporting that its sales of cars and trucks
in the U.S.- rose 6.3 percent last year.
Ford Motor Corp. gained 0.8 percent to
$17.38 after reporting that its sale's rose
15 percent in 2010W
"These companies finally have the
right cost structure and all the players
on board to make them profitable busi-
nesses," said Frank Ingarra, a portfolio
manager at Hennessy Funds. "The com-
panies that survived are benefiting from


facing less competition."
The Dow rose 20.43 points, or 0.2 per-
cent; to end the day at 11,691.18. The
broader S&P 500 index dipped 1.69
points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 1,270.20.
The Nasdaq lost 10.27 points, or 0.4 per-
cent, to 2,681.25.
Grocery store chains. Supervalu Inc.,
Safeway Inc., and Whole Foods Market
Inc. each fell more than 3 percent-after a
round of analyst downgrades.
Alcoa Inc. jumped 4.6 percent to
$16.52 to lead the 30 stocks that make up
the Dow. McDonald's Coip. had the
largest fall, losing 3 percent to $74.31.
Treasury prices were mixed after the
Fed minutes were released. The yield on
the 10-year Treasury note, which moves
opposite its price, edged down to 3.33
percent from 3.34 percent late Monday.
Nearly two stocks fell for every one
that rose on the New York Stock
Exchange. Trading volume was 1.1 billion
shares.


TODSUSSTRE NTIS P AGE LG ONTOWW.TIBUE22.O


NOTICE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
SORRENTO FUND LTD.,
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (4) ,(a), (b) and
(c) of The International Business Companies Act 2000 of
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, notice is hereby
given that:-

(a) SORRENTO FUND LTD. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution was the
30th day of December 2010; and

(c) The Liquidator is Claudio Carvalho de Queiroz Mello
of'Shirley House, 50 Shirley Street, 2nd floor, P.O.Box
N-7507, Nassau, Bahamas.

KING & CO.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

Monique Cartwright-Winder


NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION
OF
LOMO LTD.



Notice is hereby given that liquidation of the
above company commenced on the 13th day
of December, 2010. Triangle Administration
Limited of Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley
& Charlotte Streets, Nassau, The Bahamas has
been appointed Liquidator of the Company.




Triangle Administration Limited
Liquidator


PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011


THE TRIBUNE








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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011, PAGE 5B


MACY'S TO ADD

725 JOBS TO

HELP WITH ITS

ONLINE GROWTH
CINCINNATI

Macy's Inc. plans to fill
about 725 new positions
over the next two years to
assist with the growth of its
online business, according to
Associated Press.
Online sales have been of
increasing importance to
retailers as more and more
people are deciding to shop
online due to the conve-
nience, as well as to take
advantage of discounts and
free shipping deals.
Macy's said its online sales
climbed about 29 percent in
the first 10 months of fiscal
2010.
The retailer, which runs
bloomingdales.com and
macys.com, said Tuesday
that approximately 260 of
the jobs will be in New York
City. The positions will be
for macys.com and will con-
centrate on merchandising
and marketing.
Macy's-currently has
about 420 macys.com work-
ers in New York.
About 200 macys.com
positions will be added in
downtown San Francisco at
its site development and
operations facility. There
are currently more than 300
macys.com workers at the
location.
Macy's systems and tech-
nology group plans to add
approximately 150 jobs at its
Johns Creek campus in sub-
urban Atlanta, which would
boost that work force to
more than 1,200 people.
Bloomingdales.com
expects to add about 115
positions at its merchandis-
ing, marketing and opera-
tions facility in New York
City. It currently has about
200 workers there.
When accounting for full-
time, part-time and seasonal
help, the retailer anticipates
adding almost 3,500 jobs in
the next two years.
That includes Macy's pre-
vipus announcement that it
is building a new $150 mil-
lion online fulfillment center
near Martinsburg, W. Va.,
and will hire'1,900 full- and
part-time employees there.
The company is also
expanding a fulfillment cen-
ter near Portland, Tenn.
Macy's has corporate
offices in Cincinnati and
New York. It runs about 850
department stores in 45
states, the District of
Columbia, Guam and Puer-
to Rico under the Macy's
and Bloomingdale's names.
The company also has four
Bloomingdale's outlet
stores.


NYC SEES RECORD

TOURISM IN 2010,

AFTER 2009 SLIP
SARA KUGLER
FRAZIER,
Associated Press
NEW YORK
New York City hosted a
record number of visitors in
2010, a sign that the Big
Apple's tourism industry is
bouncing back after a decline in
tourists the previous year when
travelers everywhere tightened
their budgets amid the reces-
sion.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg
said 48.7 million people visited
New York last year, surpassing
the city's 2008 record of 47 mil-
lion. The increase shows the
city's travel industry may be
back on track after tourism
numbers slipped in 2009 for the
first time since 2001.
New York saw a 7 percent
increase in visitors qver 2009,
when there were 45.6 million.
Officials said 39 million visitors
were from the U.S. and 9.7 mil-
lion were from abroad; both
numbers are records.
Tourism is New York City's
fifth-largest industry it con-
tributed about $31 billion in
direct spending to the econo-
my last year. Bloomberg also
said the industry employed
record numbers of New York-


ers, adding 6,600 jobs in the
hospitality industry last year. A
high of 25.7 million hotel room
nights were sold, while Broad-
way attendance this season was
up 3.8 percent over last season.
"The strength of our tourism
industry is one of the reasons
New York City was less impact-
ed by the national recession
than other cities," Bloomberg
said in a statement, "and it con-
tinues to be one of the reasons
we're growing faster than other
cities today."


(AP Photo/Toby Talbot).
SPUTTERING BACK TO LIFE: Car companies expect sales to keep climbing this year. The photo shows an auto sale on Thursday, Dec. 30,
2010 in Montpelier, Vt.



US auto sales rise in 2010,




but remain below highs


DEE-ANN DURBIN,
AP Auto Writers
TOM KRISHER,
AP Auto Writers
DETROIT


U.S. auto sales sputtered
back to life in 2010 and car
companies expect them to keep
climbing this year as the econ-
omy recovers and buyers grow
more confident.
With sales of around 11.5
million new cars and trucks,
2010 was still the second-worst
year in almost three decades,
after 2009. And car companies
are starting to wonder if they
will ever reach the heights they
saw in the early 2000s, when
credit was cheap, incentives
were rampant and sales topped
17 million.
Still, 2010 was a good year
for Detroit's car companies.
Ford Motor Co. sales rose 15
percent and it grabbed market
share from rivals' for the sec-
ond year in a row. General
Motors Co.'s sale gr65 6.3 per-
cent while Chrysler climbed 17
percent, an impressive rebound
from 2009 when the two com-
panies restructured in bank-
ruptcy court.
Other winners included
South Korea's Hyundai, which
notched record sales.
Toyota Motor Corp. contin-
ued to struggle. Its sales were
flat in 2010, a casualty of the
company's tarnished safety
record. Toyota has recalled
more than 10 million vehicles
since.late 2009 for various
issues, including sticky gas ped-
als.


WASHINGTON

The government says car companies
paid $9.1 million in fines last year for
failing to comply with federal fuel effi,
ciency requirements.
SiN companies had to pay fines to the


GM expects sales in the 13-
million range in 2011, which
would be back up to the level
the U.S. saw in 2008. Eventual-
ly, sales will creep back up to 15
or 16 million, but not much
higher, said Don Johnson, vice
president of GM U.S. sales.
Car companies have down-
sized and they're producing
fewer vehicles, so they don't
have to resort to costly incen-
tives in order to clear out inven-
tory. Big incentives like the
employee pricing for everyone
program in the summer of 2005
- were one reason buyers
flocked to dealerships.
Also, buyers have been
spooked by falling home prices
and stubbornly high unem-
ployment. But the economy is
improving, and car companies
are more confident about 2011.
GM sold 2.2 million vehicles -
in 2010, nearly 131,000 more
than the prior year, even
though it got rid of four brands
to focus on Chevrolet, Buick,
Cadillac and GMC.
The company's December
sales rose 7.5 percent because
of hot sellers such as the
Chevrolet Equinox, a smaller
SUV that seats five people.
Equinox sales rose 80 percent.
Ford's sales rose thanks to
strong demand for its pickups,
as construction companies and
other small businesses began
buying trucks again. The F-150
pickup was the best-selling
vehicle in the U.S. last year.
Ford sold 1.9 million cars and
trucks and stole customers from
rivals including GM and Toy-
ota. Ford said 2010 was the sec-


(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
GETTING INTO GEAR: Auto sales revived last year. In the photo is a
a car showroom in Montpelier, Vt.


dnd year in a row it gained U.S.
market share, its first back-to-
back increase since 1993.
December sales rose 3 percent,
though, in part because of a 40-
percent reduction in low-profit
*sales to rental-car companies.
Chrysler Group LLC sold 1.1
million vehicles in 2010. Much
of the increase early in the year


National Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration. Jaguar-Land Rover paid the
largest fine of $3.2 million. Mercedes-
Benz paid $2.9 million; Porsche, $1.5 mil-
lion; and Maserati, nearly $1 million. Fer-
rari was fined almost $500,000 and Fiat
paid about $11,000.


Oil settles below $900 as


monthlong rally sputters

NEW YORK

Oil prices dropped Tuesday after climbing above a 26-month
high, as investors wondered if the price of crude has climbed too
high, too fast, according to Associated Press.
Benchmark oil for February lost $2.17 more than 2 percent
- to settle at $89.38 a barrel on the New York Mercantile
Exchange after hitting $92.07 a barrel earlier in the day. It
last settled above $92 on Oct. 3, 2008, when it reached $93.88.
After weeks of mostly positive global economic news, the
price of oil has risen over the past month from about $88 a bar-
rel. "Everybody has been so bullish on 2011 ... the mentality has
just been buy it, buy it, buy it," said Tom Bentz, analyst at BNP
Paribas Commodity Futures. "The question everyone has is how
much further do we have to gd before we start stunting the eco-
nomic recovery."
Tradition Energy analyst Gene McGillian said he believes
momentum will continue to carry oil prices toward a range of
$95 to $100 a barrel. "What you're starting to see is that we
might have gotten a bit over-extended, so more vulnerable to
profit taking," he said.
McGillian believes traders will closely watch stock markets
for cues about consumer sentiment. Wall Street was mixed on
Tuesday after stocks rallied Monday to open the trading year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up about 15 points in
afternoon trading. The NASDAQ and the S&P 500 were a lit-
tle lower.
A stronger dollar pushed down oil and other energy prices.
Commodities like oil, which are priced in dollars, become
more expensive and less appealing to buyers using other cur-
rencies when the dollar rises.
In other Nymex trading in January contracts, heating oil fell
4.63 cents to settle at $2.5065 a gallon and gasoline lost 1.33
cents to settle at $2.4140 per gallon. February natural gas lost
1.9 cents to settle at $4.650 per 1,000 cubic feet.
In London, Brent crude dropped $1.31 to settle at $93.53 a
barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.


Same from sales to rental-car
companies, but new vehicles
fueled growth later. Sales of the
new Jeep Grand Cherokee
were three times higher in
December than they were in
the same month a year earlier.
December sales for all of
Chrysler's brands rose 16 per-
cent.


The penalties were established to make
sure that vehicles meet basic gas mileage
standards. Some makers of luxury vehi-
cles consider the fines to be the cost of
doing business.
Car companies paid penalties of $.13.3
million in 2009 and $37 million in 2008.


UNEMPLOYMENT

RISES IN TWO-THIRDS

OF METRO AREAS

CHRISTOPHER S.
RUGABER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON
Unemployment rates rose
in more than two-thirds of the
nation's largest metro areas in
November, a sharp reversal
from the previous month and
the most since June.
The Labor Department said
Tuesday that unemployment
rates rose in 258 of the 372
largest cities, fell in 88 and
remained the same in 26.
That's worse than the previ-
ous month, when rates fell in
200 areas and rose in 108.
The economy is strengthen-
ing, but employers have been
reluctant to create jobs. Hir-
ing will pick up in 2011, but
not enough to significantly
lower the unemployment rate,
economists forecast.
Metro areas in states with
the weakest housing markets,
such as California, Nevada,
Florida and Georgia, are see-
ing ongoing increases in
unemployment. Las Vegas,
Atlanta, San Francisco and
Miami all saw their rates rise.
Construction jobs haven't
returned. Real estate agents
and mortgage broker posi-
tions have also disappeared.
"The areas really affected
by the housing bust have yet
to come back," said Jim Dif-
fley, a regional economist at
IHS Global Insight.
Nationwide, the unemploy-
ment rate rose in November
to 9.8 percent from 9.6 per-
cent the previous month,
according to a report last
month from the Labor
Department. The metro data -
lags behind the national data
by several weeks.

Harvests
Unlike the national report,
the metro figures aren't sea-
sonally adjusted to account
for trends such as the hiring of
agricultural workers for fall
harvests, or the layoff of tem-
porary retail employees after
the winter holidays. That
makes the data more volatile
from month to month. In
some hard-hit areas, many
laid-off workers are giving up
searches. Fourteen metro
areas in Michigan reported
lower unemployment rates -
six of which were among the
10 sharpest drops in Novem-
ber. That included Detroit,
where the rate fell to 12 per-
cent from 13.3 percent. But
thirteen of them also said that
fewer people are employed or
looking for work. Once the
unemployed stop hunting for
jobs, the government no
longer counts them as unem-
ployed.
'Detroit's work force
dropped by 36,500 in Novem-
ber, or 1.7 percent. Ann
'Arbor, Battle Creek, Flint
and Lansing all saw smaller
drops. "That is not a good
sign," said Sophia Koropeck-
yj, managing director for
Moody's Analytics. "It means
that people are giving up and
could be leaving the state."
Bismarck, N.D. recorded
the lowest unemployment
rate, with 3.3 percent, fol-
lowed by Fargo, N.D. and
Lincoln, Neb. at 3.5 percent
each.


N.I. Contribution Changes

effective January 1, 2011


Effective January 1, 2011, the insurable wage ceiling
for National Insurance contributions has changed
from $400 to $500 pger week/$1,733 to $2,167 per
month. All persons earning more than $400 per
week will see an increase in their deductions
starting the first pay period in January.

Following is a sample of the new contribution rates.
More detailed rates may be found in the
Contribution Rates table at nib-bahamas.com.

Weekly Paid Employed Persons
Insurable
Wages Employee Employer Total
$400 $15.6 $$23.60 $39.20
450 17.55 26.55 44.10
500 19.50 29.50 49.00

Monthly Paid Employed Persons
insurable
Wages Employee Employer Total
$1,733 $67.59 $102.24 $169.83
2,000 78.00 118.00 196.00
2,167 > 84.51 127.86 212.37


Pensionable Civil Servants (January to *June 2011)
Insurable
Wages Employee Employer Total
$1,733 $46.24 $66.45 $112.69
2,000 52.11 74.59 126.70
2,167> 55.78 79.69 135.47
* From July 1, 2011, contributions for Pensionable Civil
Servants will be paid the same fixed ceiling as other
employed persons


All *Self-Employed Persons

Insurable Contributions
Wages Payable
$1,733 $152.50
2,000 176.00
2,167 > 190.70

*The contribution rate for self-employed persons in
Class A has increased to 8.8%; they now pay more and
get more. They, like self-employed persons in Class B,
are now covered for Industrial benefits.


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PAN PYLAS,
AP Business Writer
LONDON
Consumer prices in the
16 countries that used the
euro at the end of 2010
rose by their'largest
amount for over two years
during December, and
inflation is now running
above the European Cen-
tral Bank's target, official
figures showed Tuesday.
Eurostat, the EU's statis-
tics office, said consumer'
price inflation jumped 2.2
percent in the year to
December, its highest level.
since October 2008. The
increase from November's
1.9 percent rate was
markedly ahead of expec-
tations the consensus in
the markets was for a far
more modest increase to 2
percent.
A more detailed break-
down of the figures will be
published later this month,
but all indications are that
higher energy and com-
modity costs are likely to
have been behind the big-
ger than anticipated
increase.

Above
Whatever reason lies
behind the rise, Decem-
ber's rate means inflation
in the eurozone ended
2010 above the central-
bank's target of keeping
inflation "below, but close
to" 2 percent for the first
time since November 2008.
That is likely to stoke
fears at the central bank
that inflationary pressures
are increasing in the euro-
zone at a time when a
number of countries are
embarking on deep auster-
ity programs in an-attempt
to appease the bond mar-
kets that they are getting a-
handle on their debt bur-
dens. The ECB meets next
week to decide on interest
rates. Under more normal
circumstances, the increase
in December could well
generate jitters that an
interest rate increase
would be.in the offing.
But given that many
eurozone countries are
barely growing while intro-
ducing spending cuts and
tax increases..the unani-
mous view among ECB
watchers is that-the- central
bank will keep its main
interest rate unchanged at
the record low of 1 per-
cent.
"Given ongoing tensions
in the sovereign debt mar-
kets, the ECB is unlikely to
feel any immediate pres-
sure to hike rates," said. -
Frederik Ducrozet, euro-
zone economist at Credit
Agricole. The eurozone
expanded to 17 countries
on Jan 1. when Estonia
joined the single currency
bloc.


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(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert),
SALES TAX: British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a final media conference at an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 17,2010.'
European Union leaders are changing the treaty that underpins.the bloc to make room for a huge new rescue system for countries that get
into debt trouble in the long term. But they'aren't ready to beef up the bailout fund they have in place today.,


JANE WARDELL,
AP Business Writer
LONDON


Britons are being slugged
with a sales tax hike that is
increasing the price of every-
thing from beer to clothing
from Tuesday a down-
beat start to a year that
many economists warn
could feel rougher than the
recent recession. I
Prime Minister David
Cameron's government said
the rise in so-called value
added tax is "tough but nec-
essary" to bring down
Britain's massive deficit.
But the opposition argues
it puts the economic recQv-
ry at riskjust as the country
is struggling t6 get back on
its feet.
The center-right Conserv-
ative-led coalition govern-
ment lifted VAT from 17.5
percent to 20 percent in a
bid to raise an extra 13 bil-
lion pounds ($20.25) for the
country's coffers this year.
The increase spearheads a
raft of painful measures to
tackle the runaway deficit,
including widespread gov-
ernment spending cuts on
services like welfare and a
rise in the retirement age.
Unemployment is forecast
to soar, house prices to fall
further and inflation to rise
a sour New Year's cock-
tail for Britons who have
barely had time to celebrate
the end of a deep recession a
year ago. The increase in
VAT affects a vast swathe
of goods and services from
fuel to mobile phone calls.
The British Beer & Pub
Association said it will push
the average cost of a pint of
beer through the 3 pound
barrier ($4.70) for the first
time.
There are exemptions to
the tax, including most food,
children's clothing and
footwear and books. Other
goods and services, includ-
ing domestic heating fuel,
electricity, and children's car


NOTICE is hereby given that CYNTHIA JOSEPH. of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying 'to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28th day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.




NOTICE is hereby given that NADIA FERNAND of
QUACKOO STREET, P.O. BOX N-4079, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that. any person who knows any
reason why registration/naturalization should not be granted,
should-sehd a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 28th day of December 2010 to the
Minister responsible for nationality and Citizenship, P.O. Box
N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.,


1


SALE SIGNS: Shoppers are seen as they pass sale signs in Oxford Street i
Britain's Conservative party Chancellor George Osborne has defended the%
saying it could boost employment and was better than raising income tax,
day.


HOLDING BACK: A perfume store advertises it will hold back the Value
Tuesday in Oxford Street in London, Jan. 4, 2011. Britain's Con'se
Osborne has defended the VAT increase from 17.5% to 20%, saying it c
better than raising income tax, the rise which was enabled Tuesday


seats have VAT applied at a
lower rate.
Many shoppers are also
believed to have beaten the
rise by buying big-ticket
items in the New Year sales
over the past few days'
before the new rate came
into effect.
The VAT rise will cost
each household around 520
pounds ($810) a year,
according to price compari-
son website Kelkoo.
"Economic activity is seen
slowing appreciably in the
first half of 2011," said IHS
Global Insight economist
Howard Archer. "Some
temporary growth drivers
will wane while the econo-
my faces the fiscal squeeze
increasingly kicking in as
well as an uncertain global
growth outlook."
Treasury chief George
Osborne said the VAT rise
was ."the least damaging
way" to tackle the budget
deficit, which reached a
record 23.3 billion pounds
in November, the latest data
available. At that pace, the
deficit could total 155 bil-
lion pounds by the end of
the financial year, more than


7 billion pounds above gov-
ernment forecasts. .
"I think it is a reasonable
rate to set, given the very
difficult situation we find
ourselves in," Osborne told
BBC radio. "The VAT rise
is a tough but necessary step
towards Britain's economic
recovery. If you don't want
to raise VAT, you have got
to dg something else."
But retailers and have
warned the move will likely
depress consumer spending.
The Centre for Retail
Research estimates that
retail sales will be cut by as
much as 2.2 billion pounds
in the first quarter of 2011
alone and a survey by the
Federation of Small Busi-
nesses found that more than
two-thirds of small firms are
expecting the rise to dam-
age their businesses. There
are also fears it will fuel
inflation and. put upward
pressure on wage negotia-
tions.
All at a time when thb'
coalition is imposing public
spending cuts of up to 80 bil-
lion pounds. Ed Miliband,
the leader of the opposition
Labour Party, said the VAT


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Added Tax rise that takes effect
rvative party Chancellor George
Iould boost employment and was

rise was "the wrong tax at
the wrong time" and the
start of the coalition's
"squeeze" on families.
"They will-be taxing-yotr
with higher VAT when you
fill up your car," he said,
tapping into Britons' fears
at the start of campaigning
for a special election for a
House of Commons district
next week that marks the
first major political test of
2011. "They will be taxing
you when you phone home
on your mobile. They will'
be taxing you higher when
you go out and get a cup of
coffee, and when you pick
up a DVD for the kids on
the way home they will be
taxing you."
The Labour Party esti-
mates the hike will lead to
the loss of 250,000 private
sector jobs, compared to a
loss of 75,000 jobs under the
rise in national insurance
payments it preferred.
But Osborne maintained
that an alternative like a rise
in national insurance levies,
paid by employees and
employers on earnings,
would have hit poorer fami-
lies even harder.


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THE TRIBUNE


Associated Press
BERLIN
A freezing start to the
winter pushed unemploy-
ment in Germany back
above 3 million in Decem-
ber, but Europe's biggest
economy still ended 2010
with far fewer people out
of work.than at the start of
the year, official figures
showed Tuesday.
The Federal Labor
Agency revealed 85,000
people joined the ranks of
the unemployed in Decem-
ber, taking the total out of
work to 3.016 million it
only fell below that level in
October for the first time
in two years .
The increase was largely
attributed to the early
onset of freezing tempera-
tures and snow.
December's increase
raised the jobless rate by
0.2 percentage points to 7.2
percent.
Despite the December
increase, unemployment is
still 260,000 lower than in
the same month of 2009.
-And over the year, 3.244
million Germans registered
for unemployment bene-
fits, 179,000 fewer than in
2009.
"The December num-
bers bring to an. end a year
that exceeded even the
most audacious expecta-
tions," Labor Minister
Ursula. von der Leyen told
reporters. "Nearly all
experts predicted a sharp
rise in the number of
unemployed."

Rebounded
The German, economy.
rebounded strongly in 2010
.as increasing exports in a
recovering global economy
have been accompanied by
signs of improving domes-
tic demand.
The hope is that the eco-
nomic recovery will contin-
ue to gather pace in the
coming year especially as
business confidence ended
2010 on a high, in contrast
to many economists'
expectations.
German Economy Min-
ister Rainer Bruederle wel-
comed the 2010 jobless
numbers as proof of solid
growth.
"The past year on the
job market was a success,"
Bruederle said in a state-
ment. "The strong growth
helped employment to
reach a historic high, dri-
ving the number of jobless
below the 3 million mark."
Not'all predictions are so
rosy though.
Analysts at the DIW
economic institute have a
niore conservative predic-
tion of 2.2 percent growth
for 2011, insisting that the
past year was an exception
that would not quickly be
repeated.
"The recovery effect
_played. a major role in 2010
growth," said Ferdinand
Fichtner, an analyst at
DIW.















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BUSINESS

CIARAN GILES,
Associated Press
MADRID

.Spain's efforts to reduce
its swollen deficit have gone
better than expected in 2010,
Prime Minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero said
Tuesday.
Speaking on Onda Cero
radio, Zapatero added that
Spain's deficit at 6 percent in
2011 would be "slightly
above the EU average."
As the countrN struggles
after nearly two years of
recession, the government
is battling to slash a deficit
from 11.2 percent of gross
domestic product in 2009 to
within the European Union
limit of 3 percent by 2013.
After a series of austerity
measures, the objective was
to get it down to 9.3 percent
in 2010, and Zapatero indi-
cated the final deficit figure
would be slightly better.
"I can confirm that we are
going to be a little bit better
than expected in the deficit
reduction," Zapatero said,
although he did not give a
precise figure for the year.
He spoke as the Labor
Ministry announced that the
number of people filing
claims for unemployment
benefits fell in December


(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
DEFICIT DOWN: Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodruuez Zapatero
chairs a government meeting at the Parliament in Madrid on Wednecs-
day, Dec. 15, 2010. Ratings agency Moody's on Wednesday warned
it may downgrade Spain's debt because the government is vulnera-
ble to a borrowing crunch next year, when the recapitalization of
weak banks could prove more costly than expected for public finances.
Commenting on the report in Parliament, Finance Minister Elena
Salgado said she "hopes that before three months we can provide suf-
ficient arguments to make that negative prospect positive."


after rising for four straight
months. The ministry said
the number dropped by
10,221, the biggest reduction
for December since 2000.
"Since 2004, there hasn't
been,, a decrease in Decem-
ber and besides some years


between 1996 and 1999,
unemployment claims nor-
mally go up in December so
if they go dowp, it's good
unemployment news," Zap-
atero told the radio.
But the decrease left a
record 4.1 million people


F.


..-- '' .(AP Proto'VirgQnia Mayoi
TIME OF CRISIS: Belgian Finance Minisler Didier Reynders speaks with the media as ne arrives lor
aeurogroup meeting at the EU'Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. European nations
were under pressure to commit more money to help stabilize the euro, as finance ministers gathered
in Brussels to find ways to fight the debt crisis that has rocked the currency bloc. Reynders said over
the weekend that eurozone countries should increase the current euro750 billion (US dollars 1 trillion)
bailout fund now, rather than wait until the creation of a permanent stability mechanism planned for
2013.


still claiming benefits. Zap-
atero said he was confident
there would be more job
creation next year.
Spain's overall jobless
number, including those
whose benefits have run out,
stood at 19.8 percent in the


third quarter, downs slightly
from the second quarter but
still the worst rate in the
eurozone. *
Zapatero has said it will
take Spain five years to
repair the economic damage
caused by Europe's debt cri-


sis and the collapse of the
country's key real estate sec-
tor. The economy grew
slightly in th& first two quar-
ters and was flat in the third
one. The government says
it expects it to grow again in
the fourth quarter.


Japan PM calls for opening up country, tax debate


JAY ALABASTER,
Associated Press
TOKYO


The Japanese prime minister wants 2011 to
be the year Japan opens up to rest of the word
and called Tuesday for debate on raising the
sales tax to prop up ailing finances as the coun-
try's population shrinks and ages.
To revive its struggling economy, Japan needs
to embrace free trade and reform its protected
farming sector, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in
a nationally televised press conference to set his
agenda for the new year.
", want this to be Year One of opening up
the country" in the modem era, Kan said.
Japan is facing increasing competition from
regional rivals like China, which overtook it to
become the world's No. 2 economy, and South
Korea, which is ahead of Japan in terms of free


trade deals. Tokyo is considering whether to join
a U.S.-backed free-trade zone called the Trpns-
Pacific Partnership that nine countries are nego-
tiating. Business leaders say Japan must join the
TPP or suffer a competitive disadvantage, but,
farmers are opposed amid worries that cheaper
imports would ruin them.
In office since June, Kan also raised the possi-
bility of increasing the 5 percent sales tax to
shore up the country's finances given its mas-
sive national debt, nearly double the country's
GDP, and spending on social programs.'
Still, the move is a political risk. Kan disas-
trously suggested raising Japan's sales tax to as
high as 10 percent just before July's parliamentary
elections, contributing to the ruling Democratic
Party losing control of the upper house, a recipe
for political gridlock.
"The need for a discussion about social welfare
and the resources required, including tax reforrh


and raising the consumption tax, is clearto every-
one," he said.
Kan said he hoped to draw up a general finan-
cial plan by June. He has already announced
plans to cut the country's corporate tax rate by 5
percentage points to 35 percent in a bid to help
businesses stay competitive and lure investment.
Japan's economy is entering its third decade of
stagnation. Last month, the Cabinet approved a
record 92.4 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) draft bud-
get aimed at creating jobs and reviving growth.
At the same time, the country faces a looming
demographic squeeze, as young people wait
longer to get married and have fewer children.
Last year, its population fell by a record number,
while Japanese aged 65 and older now' make up
about a quarter of the country's current popula-
tion a figure expected to rise to 40 percent by
2050. Kan also said he will try to balance Japan's
commitment to hosting U.S. troops with light,


ening the load on Okinawa, where over half of
the 47,000 U.S. military in the country are based
under a security pact.
He hinted he may attempt to shift some troops
. elsewhere in the country, which can be dangerous
politically the previous prime minister was
forced to step down after he made a promise to
do so and failed to deliver.
"This is a problem that we must consider from
the perspective of Japan as a whole. I want to try
to reduce the burden on Okinawa as much as
possible," he said.
Kan requested cooperation from his political
opponents, saying the public has been disap-
pointed by political squabbling that has para-
lyzed parliament.
He also called for the eradication of "money
politics," a reference to the series of scandals
that have plagued Japanese politicians over the
years.


A look at economic developments around the globe
The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) A look at economic develop-
ments and activity in major stock markets around the world
Tuesday:

LONDON In London, stocks surged as investors
returned from the three-day weekend to be confronted with
big gains around the world following a stream of positive
manufacturing data, particularly out of the U.S.

The FTSE 100.ended up 1.9 percent. Elsewhere in Europe,
Germany's DAX closed down 0.2 percent, while the CAC-40
in France rose 0.4 percent.

TOKYO Earlier in Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock aver-
age closed up 1.7 percent at a seven-month high, while South
Korea's Kospi advanced 0.7 percent and Hong Kong's Hang
Seng index added 1 percent. China's benchmark Shanghai
Composite Index rose 1.6 percent.

LONDON Consumer prices in the 16 countries that
used the euro at the end of 2010 rose by their largest amount


in over two years during December. Inflation is now running
above the European Central Bank's target.

LONDON Britons are being slugged with a sales tax hike
that is increasing the price of everything from beer to clothing
- a downbeat start to a year that many economists warn
could feel rougher than the recent recession.

BERLIN A freezing start to the winter pushed unem-
ployment in Germany back above 3 million in December,
but Europe's biggest economy still ended 2010 with far fewer
people out of work than at the start of the year. Germany's
jobless rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.2 percent in Decem-
ber.

MADRID Spain's efforts to reduce its swollen deficit
went better than expected in 2010, the prime minister said.


TAIPEI, Taiwan American mobile chip maker Qual-
comm Inc. will build a $1 billion factory in Taiwan to produce
display panels used in mobile phones and electronic readers,
Taiwan's government said.

HANOI, Vietnam Vietnam earned an estimated record
high of $2 billion for its shrimp exports last year, an industry
group said.

Vietnamese exports rose because of the Gulf Coast oil spill,
smaller shrimp yields from widespread disease outbreaks and
heat waves, along with the world's growing demand for shrimp.

KABUL, Afghanistan Iran's decision to stop up to 2,500
fuel trucks at its border with Afghanistan is tantamount to an
"embargo," an Afghan commerce official said. Others warned'
the move could leave millions of Afghans shivering as winter
rolls in.

VATICAN CITY -A Vatican cardinal backed off the
Holy See's perceived approval of biotech crops, saying farm-
ers in the developing world shouldn't be dependent on foreign
multinationals for their seeds.


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JEANNINE AVERSA,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Federal Reserve officials
stuck with the pace of their
$600 billion Treasury bond-
buying program last month
because the economy wasn't
improving fast enough to
make a noticeable dent in
unemployment.
Spending by consumers and
businesses had improved
heading into the final month
of 2010, and Congress was on
the verge of enacting a tax-
cut package that would bol.
ster the economy, Fed offi-
cials said. That made them
more confident the economic
recovery would gain momen-
tum, according to minutes of
the Fed's closed door meet-
ing on Dec. 14.
Risks still loomed, the min-
utes said, particularly a weak
housing market and spending
cuts and layoffs from state
and local governments. So the
Fed voted 10-1 to stick with its
plan to buy the bonds through
June to try to lower interest
rates, spur spending and lift
stock prices.
Still, with the economy
gaining strength, the risks of
deflation have "receded
somewhat over recent
months," the Fed minutes
said. Deflation is a wide-


INTERNATIONAL



spread drop in prices, wages
and in the values of homes
and stocks. A fear of defla-
tion was one reason the Fed
launched the bond-buying
program.
With unemployment high
and factories still operating
well below capacity, "slack"
in the economy will keep a lid
on inflation, Fed officials said.
Businesses have limited abili-
ty to increase the prices they
charge to customers, they
said. And the weak labor
market is limiting the power
of workers to negotiate big
wage gains, the minutes said.
Fed officials said they
would regularly review the
pace and the size of bond-


buying program in the months
ahead. The Fed left open the
door to buying less if the
economy strengthens more
than expected, or buying
more if it weakens,.
However, some officials
"indicated that they had a
fairly high threshold for mak-
ing changes to the program,"
the minutes said. The minutes
didn't identify who those offi-
cials were. The minutes usu-
ally provide a broad narrative
of the Fed's closed-door.
deliberations, rather than
specifics on views of individ-
ual Fed officials.

Varying

The minutes showed that
policymakers have varying
views of where the economy
is going. A few said they
expected better economic
growth in 2011 than first
thought. Others noted the
risks: a large supply of unsold
homes, banking and financial
strains in Europe and pres-
sure on state and local gov-
ernments to balance their
budgets. Those differences in
opinion would make it diffi-
cult for Fed Chairman Ben
Bernanke and his colleagues
to agree to change to the pro-
gram, if needed.
The Fed's main reason for
launching the bond-buying


ORDERS RISE: In this Nov. 11,2010 photo, dock clerk Charles Salvi
labels boxes as they arrive at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in
Phoenix.


(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
ECONOMIC RECOVERY: A construction worker in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. As the econo-
my has gained strength, the risk of deflation have reportedly receded. The housing market remains
weak, however.


program was to. drive down
unemployment, now at 9.8
percent. The Fed said that
progress on that front has
been disappointingly slow.
Just days after 'the Fed met
on Dec. 14, President Barack
Obama signed into law a
package of tax duts to boost '
the economy.
Although the Fed's bond-
buying program was intend-
ed to lower rates on mort-
gages and other debt, inter-
est rates have been rising.
Fed officials said a stronger
economic -outlook is one of
the reasons behind the sharp
increase in longer-term Trea-


sury yields. Other reasons
officials cited include:
investors' belief that the Fed
will end up buying less than
the full $600'billion in gov-
erinment bonds, and the
impact of the tax-cut package,
which not only would boost
economic growth but also
increase the size of the fed-
eral government's budget
deficit. The yield on the 10-
year Treasury note now
stands at 3.35 percent, up
from 2.48 percent after the
Fed announced the program
in early November. Fed offi-
cials argued that those yields
would have risen even more if


not for the Fed's bond-buy-
ing program, according to the
minutes..
Paul Ashworth, economist
at Capital Economics, pre-
dicted the Fed will buy all of
the $600 billion worth of gov-
ernment bonds by the end of
June as currently scheduled.
"Despite signs the U.S. eco-
nomic outlook was improv-
ing,'Fed officials were in no
rush to scale back" the pro-
gram, he said. Ashworth and
other economists said noth-
ing in the Fed minutes hinted
at any change of course. The
Fed's next meeting is Jan. 25-
26.


MARTIN CRUTSINGER,
AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON

Businesses ordered more factory goods in November,
responding to stronger consumer demand for household
appliances, computers, and furniture.
The Commerce Department says that total orders
increased 0.7 percent in November. That follows a 0.7 per-
cent drop in October.
The overall figure was pulled down by a drop in volatile
transportation orders. Excluding aircraft and autos, orders.
rose 2.4 percent the largest jump for that category in
eight months.
The November increase left total orders at $424.5 bil-.
lion. Economists consider that a healthy range for manu-
facturing activity. It's 20.4 percent above the recession low,
hit in March 2009.
Manufacturing activity has expanded in every month
since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Analysts
said November's increase in factory orders should translate
into further gains in production in 2011.
Consumers are coming off the busiest holiday shopping
season in four years. Businesses are anticipating stronger
economic activity to continue this year, helped by a tax cut
that will put more money in consumers pockets.

Aircraft

Overall, orders for long-lasting goods dropped 0.3 percent.
But the decline was heavily influenced by a 50.6 percent
plunge in orders for commercial aircraft. Most big-ticket con-
sumer goods showed gains.
Household appliances increased 3.8 in November. Furni-
ture orders rose 4.2 percent. And demand for computers
jumped 13.5 percent.
Consumer strength was also apparent in the 1.7 percent
rise in nondurable goods. Food, gasoline and clothing all
showed gains in November.
Companies also contributed to the rising demand for
manufactured goods. A key category that is considered a
good proxy for business expansion rose 2.6 percent. Invest-
ment in equipment and software has been growing at dou-
ble-digit rates over the past year, one of the brightest areas
of the economy. One area of weakness in November was
declining demand for autos. Still, through the first 11 months
of last year, orders for cars and trucks are up more than 12
percent from the same period in 2009.
General Motors said Tuesday that U.S. sales rose 6.3
percent last year. New models helped the company make a
comeback from its 2009 bankruptcy. GM was the first major
auto company to report year-end sales on Tuesday.
Demand for iron and steel rose a sharp 21.7 percent, the
raw materials for a raft of goods. That suggests factories are
gearing up to produce more autos and appliances in the
months ahead.
In the machinery category, demand for mining, oil and gas
drilling equipment surged 40.3 percent. That reflects high-
er energy prices which have spurred exploration in both
the United States and abroad.


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Happy New Year,
Bahamas! May 2011
be the beginning of
a decade of progress that
will benefit our children
and grandchildren for gen-
erations to come.
January is one of the great garden-
ing months on the. Bahamian calen-
dar. We should be reaping our select-
ed crops in abundance and sowing
their successors so we have.a state of
plenty for a long time. Three-month
crops such as tomatoes should be
sown successively 'every month to
keep the supply going. Long-lasting
plants like peppers and eggplant
should be kept well fertilised so they
are encouraged to maintain their pro-
ductivity.
There is a great interest in healthy
greens these days, with many people
making up their own salads from the
garden. I have a mixture called
mesclun that contains arugula, endive,
red kale, red romaine, green romaine,
salad bowl lettuce and Lolla Rossa
lettuce. Whenever I need a salad I
scissor a selection and then all I need
is vinaigrette dressing. One problem is
that the arugula is dominating and
tends to get even stronger when they
age'even a little bit.
It might be better to grow a selec--
tion of leaf lettuces along with a sep- -


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arate patch of arugula so the arugula
can be omitted when pepperiness is
not required. There are many leaf let-
tuces available nnd I likA the frizzy
abundance ot Sald Bowl lettuce. but
I also jlw.\ a hj '.c Simpson- Black-
Seeded -a the nmainsti\ because it
tastes s,' g.1od Bibb kittuce does 'ern
%well during our v. intei months. Ice-
berg itpe lettuces tend to become bit-
ter unle'- cropped te ejrl but
there arc I.le%\ '..Jnetie' that are
labeled 'tropical and Ahould remain
s ec te r lonL'c r
Janl]al.rI\ : j rcea time t. sow\
oninro bcL i.., e -I lic lespo'nd to
lenLthenincL Ji\ ') ou tan choose
bet e: : n c[-_ inismall ,'_nions tiat hat e
been pulkld .nd t-icii loot trimmed
and seted' Se i produce liaster. of

NEW OPPORTUNITY
It's tirne to plant onions and take
advantage o thetengtnening davs-'


course, but seeds give you a greater
range of varieties. Basically there are
white, yellow, and red onions. Some
are produced for cooking and are
strong while others are for salads and
are mild. Choose which you need and
give 'em a go.
' -'January is great for planting pota-
toes too. For these you need a good
depth of soil at least 12 inches and
sandy soil is best. Instead of seed you
will have to depend on 'eyes' from
store-bought potatoes. Cut the pota-


toes so each segment has a couple of
eyes and 'dip them into a solution of
bleach and water, about 1:10. Allow
them to dry and plant them eyes up in
your hole that has been half refilled.
Cover them with a trowel of soil and
do this every few days as the green
shoots break the surface.
Potatoes usually called Irish pota-
toes in The Bahamas grow roots
from the bottom of the cut wedge and
produce tubers between where you
haye planted the wedge up to the sur-


face. You may have to mound the soil
around the base of your plants to pre-
,ent light reaching the potatoes and
turning them green and poisonous.
The potatoes should be read) to dig
up once the flowers and foliage have
died off. The best you ha'e e'er tast-
ed, whatever their size. Those linger-
ling and Yukon potatoes are more
expensive than the regular whites and
reds so %why not try them
Once sour Christmas festive ties are
o'er you ma) not want poinseltias
around the house an) more. Trans-
plant them to pots at least twice the
linear dimensions of the ones they
came in and introduce them to the
outside gradually. This is called hard-
ening and means you let them see a
little more sun each day until they
can take full sun, a period of about a
week to ten days. Cloudy days are
great for giving them a whole morning
or whole afternoon. Start with half

GROWTH
- This poinsettia was once a mere
foot high and Is now a feature of
Gardener Jack's garden.

an hour of sunlight in, preferably, a
dappled shade. Water the poinsettias
well during the hardening process.
Once the plants are happy in a
day's full sun you can treat them like
any other potted ornamentals until -
Easter. By then they will start to fade
and look ragged. Prune them back by
one-third and plant them in the gar-
den, well away from any source of
artificial light such as porch and street
lights. Prune again in July and then
leave well alone until Easter 2012.
Pruning after July might cut away
stems containing flowering impetus
material. Your poinsettias of one
Christmas will be four to six times
the size the next Christmas.


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Beauty & Brains come




in small packages


By RAQUEL HART


B ubbly! Brilliant! Beauti-
ful! These are just but a
few words that describe
the new Little Miss Grand
Bahama 2010-11 Zoe Brown.
Zoe an eighth grade honour roll stu-
dent at Sunland Baptist Academy exudes
confidence, personality and ,individual style
that lights up any room and of course the
stage.
Supportive parents, Paul and Kim
Brown, stated that from birth Zoe was
different. She walked and talked earlier
than her other siblings. Make no mistake;
Zoe is also supported by her siblings who
were her chauffeur, speech coach, tick-
ets sales team among many others. Her
win was a family victory as aunts and
friends all came together, to ensure she
captured the crown.
How did the journey begin for Zoe and
family to Little Miss Grand Bahama?
Kim's niece had heard about the pageant
and suggested Zoe participate. Kim
attended the meeting to get information
and Zoe sealed the deal by agreeing to
participate. So the trek began to find the
best designer on island to create her cos-
tumes.
All roads led to Basheve. Eve of La
Maison de.Besh who has worked with
numerous beauty queens and as a fashion
designer for Miss Universe held in the
Bahamas in 2009. But Besh as she is
known also was the designer of Kim's
wedding gown so the family had confi-
dence in Besh's ability to produce a win-


ner. The secret to all of this, Zoe had only
one week to prepare and so did Besh.
Zoe, when she met Besh knew exactly
what she wanted, how she wanted to look
and feel on stage. As Zoe talked Besh
sketched, Zoe added in her rhinestones
and tucks here and there, she chose her
colours and accessories like a profession-
al beauty queen. Besh was in awe with
this 11 year old.
Besh lived up to her reputation, and
produced a winner. So much is heard
about pageants but most intriguing with
this story was the float parade. On the
eve of the float, it was noticed that many
persons had similar ideas for their cos-
tumes. Kim made that phone call to Besh
and Saturday morning at 10.30 am was
the beginning of a new national costume
'the Sea Goddess' for a float that started
at 1 pm.
Yes folks, Zoe not only won Little Miss
Grand Bahama, but she also won Best
Float, Best Costume, Best Swimsuit.
Zoe's platform is to bring awareness to
Animal Abuse. She is a volunteer at the
Grand Bahama Humane Society. She loves
animals and has many pets including a pet
pig at home. Zoe at times appears a bit
shy but she is willing to engage in conver-
sation about things she is passionate about.
The typical 11 year old who has a rock
collection and plays soccer and squash is
now preparing for Little Miss Sunburst in
Atlanta and Little Miss Bahamas where
she will be representing Grand Bahama.
She encourages the support of her fellow
Bahamians as she continues in the world of
pageantry. Zoe Brown...Beauty and
Brains do come in small packages.


LITTLE MISS WONDERFUL: Little Miss Grand Bahama Zoe Brown poses irr
her float costume.


Peter Maynard hosts book signing at Chapter One Bookstore

By Ale sha Cadet "' ,
Tribune Features Reporter .-------'-..


BAHAMIAN attorney Peter Maynard recent-
ly unveiled a trio of books which provide an
insightful portrayal of his grandmother. Meta
Davis Cumberbatch at a book signing held at
the Chapter One Bookstore located in Oakes
Field.
The first book is called Great Awakei, ing and
it is an anthology of the life of Meta Davis Cum-
berbatch. "Mother of the Arts." The second book
is called The Complete Works of Meta Davis
Cmnberbatch, a collection of poems, plays, music
and essays.
The third book is a revised edition of t'Bookv
and B'Rabbv. a Treasury of Slave Stories and
Folktales of' The Bahamas.
In an interview with Tribune Entert iJiinent,
Mr Maynard said that that he had collected
Bahamian stories for quite some time.
"Meta Davis is my grandmother,.but It vyond
that. she was also a teacher of music and she also
founded the Nassau Festival of Arts andi L-rafts.
She would bring together the theatrical groups,
the straw vendors, piano performers, and they
would host a festival every year for a month
straight at the Dundas. She also got the goombay
summers started.
' 1 decided to write a book about her because
she affected so much people, allowing them to
perform and become known," he said.
Mr Maynard also went on to explain that Ms
Davis was one of the first Bahamians to fix the
Dundas stage.
"Her vision was to transform the Dundas into


BRING BACK THE ARTS: Peter maynard signs a copy of one of his books at his book signing at Chapter One
Bookstore.


a center for performing arts, where the festival
would be held." ,
Giving advice for others interested in writing
Bahamian books, Mr Maynard said there is a lot
that still needs to be told about the Bahamas.
"Once you find a topic that interests you and
would be.of interest to the public as well, you


Miss Teenager Bahamas


By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer

A NEW pageant with a mandate to
refine self image and cultivate a pas-
sion for purpose is slowly in the mak-
ing.
Star Model Management in associ-
ation with ONS Enterprises will pre-
sent the Miss Teenager Bahamas
Beauty Pageant, where a group of
young ladies between the ages of 14 -
17 will have a chance to represent
the Bahamas at the Miss Teenager
Universe pageant.
Oswald Ellis organiser of the Miss
Teenager pageant in the Bahamas
told Tribune Entertainment that
when he was approached by a few
international contacts to start the
'pageant, he gladly accepted the offer.
"It was not so much a decision to
start the pageant. A few people that I
know in the international arena that
deal with pageants contacted me
seeking a director from the Bahamas
for their international teen pageant
and this was how it all started," he
explained.
Although the pageant will be held


in Freeport, organizers are seeking
to attract young ladies from all over
the Bahamas.
"The pageant is open to teen girls
age 14 17 who are presently enrolled
in high school and have not given
birth to a child. Bahamian citizen by
birth or legal residents," Mr Ellis said.
Mr Ellis said that the Miss Teenag-
er Bahamas pageant is catering to the
young ladies with different needs.
And as the country is still facing an
economic recession, contestants will
not have to spend huge amounts of
money on wardrobe for the duration
of the pageant's events.
"What is different about this, is that
the pageant experience will take into
the consideration the economic con-
cerns meaning that contestants will
not be required to spend large sums
of money to benefit from the pageant
experience. Eventually this pageant
will serve as a gateway to participa-
tion in the Miss Bahamas Pageant,"
he said.
The length of training for most
pageants exceeds two months. How-
ever the financial constraints placed
on the pageant has affected training
for the contestants.


should just go for it. In the case of these books I
have written, people often think that \e never
really had art festivals, but it was of the golden age
for the arts and crafts in the Bahamas and there is
no reason why it should not come again," he said.
I am hoping that people would be inspired b)
books."


"Because of the financial con-
straints we are all facing, 'the train-
ing will be compact into one or two
weeks, we don't expect it to go
beyond that. The girls will be receiv-
ing a crash course in beauty, person-
al appearance and public speaking.
But the young lady crowned will
receive extensive training, making
her more than prepared mentally and
physically for the international
pageant," he explained.
All of the pageant activities will be
held over a one week period when
the events commence in March 2011.
Mr Ellis said this is to avoid contes-
tants having to spend money on
flights back and forth to Freeport.
Though this is a beauty pageant,
contestants are expected to maintain
a satisfactory level of education and
partake in a number of charitable
activities. "Each contestants will be
encouraged to adopt a charity and
upon her crowning she will be able to
make a donation to that charity.
However, this amount will be based
entirely on ticket sales and the sup-
port the contestants will bring to the
event," Mr Ellis said.
Mr Ellis said having the ability to
make a difference in the lives of
young women is a very good feeling.
"Just knowing that you are able to
make a difference in a young person-
's life or just providing them with


international exposure is always a
good feeling especially when you see
how these young girls develop from
an experience they could have only
gotten because of you."
The winner of the Miss Teenager
Pageant will represent the Bahamas
at the Miss Teenager Universe Com-
petition. She will also be awarded a
laptop computer, competition
wardrobe, cash and other prizes.
The pageant is in the recruitment
stages and is also seeking sponsor-
ship. "We do take this opportunity
to invite the cooperate citizens of the
Bahamas to step forth and support
the young ladies as they seek spon-
sorship," he said.
Oswald Ellis is no stranger to
pageantry. He has been involved in
this arena for more than 20 years
both as a competitor and a pageant
organiser. He has also been involved
with the international Cinderella Pro-
gram.
"Like many in the business, I have
had my share of hits and misses and
suffered the wrath of negative com-
ments fVt the Bahamian Pageant fans.
However through all of this, I have
maintained the respect of my inter-
national pageant contacts from my
involvement in the Miss World
Pageant."
For more information email mis-
steenager.smm@gmail.com.


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JANUARY 13 THURSDAY
Bahamas Business
Outlook 2011
The 20th Bahamas
Business Outlook brings
together experts in business,
tourism, financial services,
health and developing
industries to give an
informed outlook for the
Bahamas economy for the
following 12 months.
Keynote speaker is Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham.
9am-4pm at Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort. Contact The
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and providing education,
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and the possibility of shelter
for those needing these spe-
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BY LESH & FARRAH
Tribune Features Reporters



1. MICHAEL 8. LOVE LETTER 15. PASSION, PAIN & PLEASURE.
Michael Jackson R Kelly Trey Songz
2. BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE 9. MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FA... 16. MAN ON THE MOON II: THE LEGE...
Jamie Foxx Kanye West Kid Cudi
3. RECOVERY 10. NO MERCY 17. LIBRA SCALE
Eminem TI Ne-Yo
4. PINK FRIDAY 11. MERRY CHRISTMAS II YOU 18, 5.0
Nicki .Minaj Mariah Carey Nelly
5. CALLING ALL HEARTS 12. I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING 19. THANK ME LATER
Keyshia Cole Lil Wayne .Drake
6. LOUD 13. LAST TRAIN TO.PARIS 20. NOW OR NEVER
Rihanna Diddy Dirty Money Tank
7. NO BOYS ALLOWED 14. JUST CHARLIE
Keri Hilson C' arie Wilson,


FIREWORK JUST THE WAY YOU ARE STEREO LOVE
Katy Perry Bruno Mars Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina


RAISE YOUR GLASS
P!nk
WE R WHO WE R
Ke$ha


ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD)
Rihanna
GRENADE,
Bruno Mars
JUST A DREAM
Nelly
WHAT'S MY NAME?
Rihanna Featuring Drake


PLEASE DON'TGO
Mike Posner


THE TIME (DIRTY BIT).
The Black Eyed Peas
DJ GOT US FALLING' IN LOVE
Usher Featuring Pitbull
LIKE A G6
Far*East Movement Featuring.
Cataracs & Dev
TONIGHT (I'M LOVIN' YOU)
Enrique Iglesias Featuring Ludacris
& DJ Frank E


YEAH 3X
Chris Brown


BOTTOMS UP
Trey Songz Featuring Nicki Minaj
ROCKETEER
Far*East Movement Featuring Ryan
Tedder
COMING HOME
Diddy Dirty Money Featuring Skylar
Grey
BACK TO DECEMBER
Taylor Swift
HEY BABY (DROP IT TO THE FLO...
. Pitbull Featuring T-Pain


Taken from www.billboard.com


IN YA EAR got a chance to chat with friends asking what were the most memorable and influential songs that impacted
them in the year 2010, speaking to quite a number of persons, we came up with the top 28 Hip-Hop, Pop, R &. B, Rap and
Dancehall Songs to hit Bahamian Ears!


They are as follows:


1. DJ Khaled ALL I DO IS WIN -
2. Vybz Kartel CLAKES ,
2. Eminem featuring Rihanna LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
3. B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars NOTHIN' ON YOU
4. Rihanna ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD
5. Nicki Minaj-YOUR LOVE
6. Bruno Mars JUST THE WAY YOU ARE
7. Trey Songz SAY AHH
8. Rick Ross BLOWIN MONEY FAST
9. Monica LOVE ALL OVER ME


10. Katy Perry CALIFORNIA GIRLS
11. Justin Beiber BABY
12. Usher HEY DADDY
13. Chris Brown DEUCES


14. Busy Signal ONE MORE NIGHT
15. Jah Cure RESPECT
16. Rihanna RUDE BOY :
17. Black Eyed. Peas I GOT A FEELING
18. Trey Songz BOTTOMS UP'
19. B.o.B AIRPLANES
20. Drake OVER
21. Ludacris MY CHICK BAD
22. Erminem NOT AFRAID
23. Rick Ross ASTON MARTIN MUSIC
24. Lil Wayne featuring Drake RIGHT ABOVE IT
25. J. Cole ALL I WANT IS YOU
26. Monica EVERYTHING TO ME
27. Alicia Keys UNTHINKABLE
28. Vybz Kartel featuring Russian JEANS AND FITTED


l am a... Monster

BY FARAH

I"F fans and followers of the creative mind
behind the album "My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy" were. not convinced when
Kanye West "spit" a freestyle at a Los Angeles
show in 2009 saying "I sold my soul to the devil it
was a crappy deal" then they might be convinced
after viewing the leak of the video of his latest sin-
gle Monster featuring Miami rapper Rick Ross,
Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver.
Throughout his musical career West has been in
many headlines stirring up debate with his art. But
with the Monster video he has hit the ball out of
the park as some have already criticised the rapper
for the gory mini horror film.
Even speculation that the West might have
crossed to the dark side did not stop the artist
from tapping into a world of oozing blood, decapi-
tated heads, severed bodies and dead models
hanging from nooses.
The video was directed by Jake-Nava, who was
also the genius behind Beyonce's hit Single Ladies,
Usher's Bur and Kelis' Milk Shake.
The video for the song has been highly antici-
pated and now that clips from the six minute hor-
ror mini film can be viewed on the internet some
said that Kanye West has given them much more
than they asked for.
The video is rather visually striking, and while
the origins of his creative concept is not under-
stood it is intense.
There was no'scene in the video that softened
the blunt of morbid zombies eating away a man's
intestines, or Kanye West posted against a wall
with a decapitated head in his hands. In another
scene, Rick Ross sits calmly in his chair taking
puffs of his cigar, while keeping the company of
dead women hanging like chandeliers from the
ceiling.
Though Jay-Z keeps his hands clean from all the
blood and guts, he is shot in front of a model lay-
ing lifelessly on a couch.
As for Nicki Minaj it really did not take much
for her to fit into the scene, as her entire persona
is built around crazy costumes and colourful wigs.
In Monster, Minaj becomes a dominatrix to anoth-
er version of herself.
In Ya Ear spoke toa few Kanye West Fans who
weighed in on the new video.
Antonio Johnson said: "Kanye West has a lot of
good music and I think he is a really creative
artist. But sometimes I think he takes it a bit too
far. I mean-I know he is trying to be a creative and
different with his work but I don't think the video
was creative at all, it is sick if you ask me and this
is coming from a hardcore Kanye West fan," Mr
Johnson said.
"This video will not exactly change my view
towards him, I still think he is a great rapper but
She seemed attention starved in this video," he
;.' added.
-' -". ." Another die hard Kanye West fan, Lashondra -
--- Fernander said that the video was so gruesome
.. that she could not watch the entire thing.
S" "I have always been a big Kanye West fan but I
thought the video was so disgusting that I could
hnot watch the entire thing. I have always loved his
music but ever since his mother died he has been
doing so much crazy things.I thought who would
actually make video like that one," she said.
. After viewing the video on a blog site Kayla
Newbold said she only one word describes Kanye
West. "disturbed".
"He has to be tormented. When he first came
out he had some good music like his song Jesus
Walks.'But now I tend to question his music a lot
more now." she said.


Although a lot of people may choose to listen to R & B, Rap and Dancehall, there are als 'ny Bahamians that have their
favourites in the Bahamian music industry. In ya ear has gathered a number of favourites Mm local artists right here in the
Bahamas!! Some people got so exc ted when asked about these particular songs, they started singing the lyrics on the spot.
They are as follows:


1. MDEZ TIMES HARD
2. Basil Bt Smith SAILOR MAN
3. Eugene Davis JUNGLESS
4. Ezra Hepburn STOP THE WORLD
5. Julien Thompson BELIEVE


6. Bodine Johnson INTOXICATED
7. Sosa Man Featuring Rick Carey I DREAM
8. Visage 6 AND A HALF DOZEN
9. Sakinah I MISS
10. Padrino MORE LOVE


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In ya Ear also got the chance to hit up most of the
hypest concerts of the Near 2010, some of which fea-
tured the likes of the biggest names in Hip Hop, Dance-
hall and R & B.
1. Excitement graced the island of Eleuthera on Christ-
mas EBe as Bigga MO Promotions alongside Bacardi
hosted their third annual Royal Holiday Concert that
featured %well known reggae artist. the Rasta Of Lo'e.
Tarrus Riley.
2. Sebas Bastian of Sebas Events held his annual Christ-
mas Party at the Wyndham Nassau & Crystal Palace
Casino. Grand Ballroom. on December 17 featuring
american Rap artist Rick Ross and popular culture reg-
gae artist Richie Spice and reggae's long time heart-
throb Jah-Cure.
3. Under the theme Da Last Laugh Weekend". The


Recession group presented Atlanta Hip--p Star
Young Jeezy Live in Concert at the Cluh Night
Club., West Bay Street. SaundersBeacy,
December 4.
4. After a near two year absence in the Bahamas,
Dancehall Artist. Busy Signal performed live on
November 27 at Mario's Bowling Alley and Entertain-
ment Palace.
5. The Night of love 2010. which is looked at one of the
biggest concert events in the Bahamas featured the
likes of reggae artist Beres Hammond. Taurrus Riley,
Alaine. the R&B duo KC & Jo Jo, Dru Hill and
Bahamian artist Sammie Star and Sosa also performed
live on November 20 at the Wyndham Crystal Palace.
6. Vybz Kartel performed live at "'Sebas Birthday
weekend" party at Club Luna last Summer/Fall.


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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net
Their 2010 sea-
sons were so
low keyed that
many people
thought veteran
sprinters Chandra Sturrup


'Kiddy Cricket

Design a

Mascot

Competition'

SCOTIABANK and the
West Indies Cricket Board
(WICB) 'have officially
announced their search for a
new kiddy cricket mascot.
Both entities have launched
joint regional 'Kiddy Crick-
et Design a Mascot Competi-
tion', inviting children ages 7-
12 years old to enter designs
for the new mascot.
The winning design will-
replace 'Clarence the Crab'.
the existing mascot kvhich has
been the animated face of the
competition since 1998. He
has been appearing on and
off the fields of.play during
Kiddy Cricket displays. He
was also the main feature of
the programme's classrooms
teaching manual "Clarence
Goes to School", which teach-
es children Ministry of Edu-
cation approved curriculum
using Cricket imagery.
The competition is running
from January 1 to February
18 and primarily targets Kid-
dy Cricket schools across 14
Caribbean territories. How-
ever, students outside of these'
schools are also invited to
enter.
Entries will be judged on
originality, reflection of the
Caribbean, use of colours
(kids friendly and use of spon-
sors colours) and use of crick-
et imagery.
The Mascot Competition
will operate on a Territorial
Level to encourage more local
participation and end with a
regional judging of the 1st
place winners from each par-
ticipating territory.
The judging panel in each
country will comprise of the
Technical Development Offi-
cers from local cricket boards
and members of the Scotia-
bank team in that country.


and Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie had retired.
But both members of the
'golden girls' 4 x 100 relay
team that was honoured Sun-
day at the Bahamas Associa-
tion of Athletic Associations'
year-ending awards luncheon
for their victory at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney,
'Australia, admit they are still
going strong.
In fact, Sturrup said she
intends to see how things
work out for her this year
before she, decides whether
or not she's completely done,
while Ferguson-McKenzie is
leaning towards at least com-
peting beyond the 2012
Olympics in London, Eng-
land.
In candid interviews with
The Tribune, both Sturrup
and Ferguson-McKenzie stat-
ed that they are rejuvenated
and looking forward to the
2011 IAAF World Champi-
onships in Daegu, Korea.
"I'm still recovering from
my injury that I suffered in
July," Sturrup said. "It's a lot
better and I'm able to work-
out, so I'm just giving it a lot
more time."
:Sturrup, who-got the news
from [he BAAA that she had
moved up from sixth to fifth
ip the women's 60 metres at
the IAAF World Indoor
Championships last year in
Doha, Qatar, said she will
skip the tripto this year's
indoors, set for Valencia,
Spain, March 7-9.
Instead, she doesn't intend
to compete at all indoors as
she concentrates on the out-
doors. "I don't have any
plans. I'm just going by air,"
said Sturrup, who is based in
Raleigh, North Carolina,
where she is still coaching
herself. "I can get to train at
my own pace."
Sturrup, who turns 40 on
September 12, said the hand
of time is slowly closing on
her illustrious career that
included individual gold
medals at both the 2001
World Indoors in the 60
metres and 1998 Common-
wealth in the 100m as well as
bronze medals at both the
2001 and 2003 IAAF World
Championships.
As a result,, she has
returned to the classroom
where she is studying interior
design at a local institution in
Raleigh on a part-time basis
for a three-year course that
she's joggling with her train-
ing schedule.
For Ferguson-McKenzie,
who turns 34 on January 16,


GOLDEN GIRL: Chandra Sturrup (right) presents Dianne Woodside with the Henry Crawford Coach of the Year award.


the next two years will be
very critical as she starts to
wind down her career that
saw her win the 200m gold at
the 2004 Olympic Games,
200m gold and silver at the
IAAF World Championships
in 2001 and 2009 respectively,
200m gold at the 1999 Pan
American Games, 200m sil-
ver at both the 2007 and 2004
World Athletics Final and 200
silver and 100 gold at, the 1993
and 1997 Central American
and Caribbean Champi-
onships respectively. "A
Having achieved so;much
success in the half-lap race,
Ferguson-McKenzie said this
year her focus will be con-


centrated on the 200m as she
gears up for the trek ,to the
IAAF World Championships.
"I'm just going to take it
one year at a time," Fergu-
son-McKenzie said. "I'm
going to dream my dream'
and really work hard at mak-
ing it a reality.
"I'm focusing everything
on the 200m this year and
then see what happens from
there."
Like Sturrup, Ferguson-
McKenzie is making sure that
she doesn't peak too. early
and be burned out by the
time the World Champi-
onships come around. *
She doesn't intend to start


competing until May when
she will run in some relay
events to polish up her speed.
Both Sturrupand Fergu-
son-McKenzie said they are
also looking forward to the
re-establishment of the wom-
en's 4 x 100 relay team where
the last major international
meet was won at the 2002
Commonwealth Games.
"To me in the relay, if you
can get the hand-offs straight,
you will be okay,".said Stur-
rup, who has done exactly
that the majority of the time
on the second leg.
"As long as we have the
potential to get the baton
around, there is the possibili-


ty of us winning the gold
medal again."
Ferguson-McKenzie, a for-
mer BAAA Athlete of the
Year winner, said she was
delighted to be a part of the
awards luncheon and she was
proud to watch Shaunae
Miller achieve the Charlie
Major Sr award this time
around.
She is also looking forward
to working with the talented
young crop of sprinters like
Sheniqua 'Q' Ferguson,
Nivea Smith, Cache Arm-
brister and V'Alonee Robin-
son as the Bahamas re-estab-
lishes itself in the 4 x 100
relay.


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Basketball programme for boys, girls


By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribtunemedia.net


AFTER a hiatus that saw him head,
home to coach .briefly before he
returned to school in Texas, former
NBA player Dexter Cambridge is back
in New Providence and so is his devel-
opmental programme.
The Dexter Cambridge Basketball
Developmental Programme, which he,
ran from 2002-05 when he coached at
Jordan Prince Williams High School, is
scheduled to start again 9-12:30am Sat-
urday at the Dame Doris Johnson High
School.
"It's dealing with kids, teaching them
the basic fundamentals," said Cam-
bridge, who is now on the physical edu-
cation staff at the school. "We will con-
centrate on dribbling, passing, shoot-
ing, rebounding and team work."
The programme will be held every
Saturday until school closes in June.
"I've.been around basketball for a long
time," said Cambridge, who was first


noted during his stellar performance
with the AF Adderley Fighting Tigers
at the prestigious Hugh Campbell Bas-
ketball Classic.
"Since I came back from playing in
the pro leagues, I've noticed that the
basketball skills and even their athletic
abilities, have not improved that
much," he said.
"Yes, we're gettiiig a lot of people
off to college, but they're still lacking
the basic fundamentals. That's some-
thing that we need to work on from the
primary school to the high school lev-
el."
Cambridge said the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture's Father
Marcian Peters Invitational in Decem-
ber is good, but if the primary school
players are going to get any better, they
definitely need to have their own
league.
"I was in Texas the last two years
and I ran the YMCA programme
where the league started from K4,"
Cambridge said.
"These kids got to start playing from


that early. I don't understand why it
can't be done here. These kids go from
the primary school to the high school
level, but they don't always understand
what it is to play as a team and they
don't know the fundamentals of the
game."
While he knows that he won't be
able to reach every potential basketball
player in the country, Cambridge said
he's reaching out to as many as he can
to pass on the knowledge and skills
that he developed.
Interested parents who want to get
their children involved are urged to
contact Cambridge at Doris Johnson.
However, he noted that they should
be prepared to pay a small fee to cover
the expenses, including the instructors,
water, Gatorade and T-shirts.
"We intend to make it a good pro-
gramme," said Cambridge, who is
expected to be assisted by Latoya
Thompson, Audrey Martin and Nelson
'Mandella' Joseph.
The programme is designed for boys
and girls between the ages of 5-17.


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By DOUG FERGUSON
AP Golf Writer
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP)
- Anthony Kim wants 2011
to be a season that changes
his career.
He hopes it might be
enough to change his reputa-
tion, too:
One of the most dynamic
young talents in golf? That's
what people were saying two
years ago, when Kim blew
away the field with a record
score at Quail Hollow, then
shot 65 in the final round.at
Congressional to win the
AT&T National. It made him
the youngest American since
Tiger Woods to win twice in
one year.
If that wasn't enough, he
brought energy and attitude
to the Ryder Cup and was the
catalyst of a rare U.S. victory.
That now seems like a long
time ago.
It's not that the 25-year-old
Californian has disappeared.
He is still among the elite at
No. 31 in the world, having
reached as high as No..6
toward the end of 2008. And
only PGA Tour winners
enjoy the oceanfront room
that Kim has at Kapalua,
where the Tournament of
Champions kicks off a new
season Thursday.
But he has a bitter taste
about how last year ended.
He won the Houston Open
in a playoff, then closedwith
a 65 at Augusta National to
finish third. Thumb surgery a
month later kept him out of
golf for three months, and he
failed to make the Ryder Cup
team when he couldn't make
a cut upon his return.
Kim still managed to make
news, or at least gossip
columns.
He has a zest for living,
.vhich first came to life with
tales from his Ryder Cup cel-
ebration at Valhalla and car-
ried on through Twitter and
blog reports from a night in
the Las Vegas casinos in
October.
Is he closer to being like
Tiger Woods or John Daly?
"That's a hell of a ques-
tion," Kim said, smiling at
first before pausing to con-
template.
Daly makes more news off
the course these days, so it's
easy to overlook an amazing
talent that brought him a
PGA Championship title as
a 25-year-old rookie in 1991
and a British Open victory at
St. Andrews. Kim found it
coincidental that after head-
lines he made in Las Vegas


in October, Daly was the only
tour player who reached out
to him in a text message.
"Both have majors," Kim
said. "I think I'm closer to
,Tiger because I love putting
in the time.*.Now, I've gotten
away from.this. But I defi-
nitely feel like I'm closer as
far as the values of the Asian
culture and putting in time,
not worrying about tough
times. In a lot of ways, I think
people see me as a guy who
likes to have fun, and that's it:
But I care about a lot of
things."
Kim is careful not to be
motivated for the wrong rea-
sons.
He has trimmed the num-.
ber of his traveling party and
has heard from enough peo-
ple whom he trusts that play-
ing with the purpose of prov-
ing people wrong is the wrong
route. Even so, he feels as


though fans, the media and
players are questioning his
devotion to his sport.
"I have a lot of people
doubting me, which I like,"
he said.
When asked why they are
skeptical of his future, Kim.
first mentioned the arrival of
so many players in his age
group. Indeed, that's what
makes golf more intriguing
than it has been in years.
Martin Kaymer, who just
turned 26, last year became
the youngest major champion
since Woods in 2001. Rory
McIlroy won at Quail Hol-
low at age 20. Ryo Ishikawa
was still 18 when he shot 58 to
win in Japan. Jason Day won'
in Dallas, and at 23 is the
youngest player at Kapalua.
Slightly older than Kim,
and still very young, are the
likes of Dustin Johnson arid
Hunter Mahan.


"A lot of guys played well
who are younger, and they're
overlooking me, which is
fine," Kim said. "It's not that
I have something to prove. I
know I'm capable of winning
golf tournamentss"
But it's more than the
youth movement bugging
Kim.
When asked whether he
was troubled about players
doubting him because of his
activity off the course, Kim's
eyes widened and he turned
in his chair away from the
Orange Bowl game on televi-
sion.
"One hundred percent.
Couldn't have said it any bet-
ter," he said. "I feel that is a
major reason why people
doubt me. They don't think
I care about golf. It's hard for
people who don't know me
to say, 'He's 25, having a
good time with his friends.'


If anyone knows me, they
know I'm willing to admit to
my mistakes. But when I do
something, I want to be the
best at it. I'm going to scratch
and claw my way up the lad-
der. People around me see
that."
Kim doesn't see the need
to explain what happened in
Las Vegas. If there was a les-
son that came out of that, it
was understanding that it's
better to be the center of
attention inside the ropes
than under a neon sign.
"I feel obligated to my
sponsors to do a better job of
not even letting some of these
stories come out," he said. "I
don't want to be a player no
one can relate to. Sure, I've
made some mistakes. I know
that I was brought up well by
two very great people, peo-
ple that everyone respects.
I'm not the type of person to


stray off course. Maybe I did
for a minute, but I've realized
that I've got to have a game
plan not for my next
round, but for my life."
Leave it to Kim to draw an
analogy from George St.
Pierre, who said the Ultimate
Fighting Championship was
a lot like golf. He didn't get
the sense the UFC welter-
weight knew much about golf,
but his words stuck with Kim.
"He said once you make
the golf swing and hit the
shot, you can't control it. You
have to do everything before
the shot to control the out-
come," Kim said. "I'm going
to do whatever I can to con-
trol what I can."
That starts this week at
Kapalua, and his hope is to
carry that through this year
and beyond to get his -name
back in the conversation for
all the right reasons.


Ponting to



have surgery on



injured finger


By JOHN PYE
AP Sports Writer


SYDNEY (AP) Aus-
tralia captain Ricky Ponting
will have surgery on his
injured finger Tuesday in a
bid to be fit for the World
Cup next month and to pro-
long his test career.
"Ricky had further x-rays
today on his fractured finger
which have shown that the
bone fragment has further dis-
placed and will not heal with-
out surgery," Cricket Aus-
tralia physiotherapist Alex
Kountouris said Monday. "He
is expected to miss the one-
day international series
against England and recover
in time for the 2011 ICC
Cricket World Cup on the
sub-continent."
Ponting hurt the finger
attempting a slips catch in
Australia's win over England
in the third Ashes test at
Perth last month.
He played the fourth test
in Melbourne, but didn't bat
with comfort and was ruled
out of the fifth and last match.
England has a 2-1 series lead,
ensuring it will retain the Ash-
es.
The 36-year-old Pontin.g


wants to continue playing test
cricket for as long as possi-
ble, but his. immediate aim is
to be fit to lead Australia's
bid for a fourth consecutive
World Cup title in the 50-over
format.
The tournament will be
hosted in India, Sri Lanka and
Bangladesh starting next
month.
"I want to keep playing,
I've made that pretty clear
not only, this week but right
through the summer,"
Ponting said after being ruled
out of the fifth test. "I think
I've got a lot to offer as a
player and as the captain of
the Australian team and I
want to continue to do that.
"But with a World Cup
around the corner I want to
be the best player and leader
I can through that tourna-
ment. And I want to play Test
cricket post-World Cup as
well, so that's what's in the
future for me."
Michael Clarke is leading
the Australian team in the
absence of Ponting, who is
expected to be fit for Aus-
tralia's World Cup warmup
matches against India on Feb.
13 and South Africa on Feb.
15 in Bangalore, India.


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AP Sports Writer


LONDON (AP) Javier
Hernandez and Nani set each
other up for goals as Man-


s


chester United beat Stoke 2-1
Tuesday night to take a three-
point lead in the Premier
League.
Her.nandez put United
ahead in the 27th minute with


3-point lead


a back flick, his ninth goal of
the season. After Dean
Whitehead tied the score with
the header in the 50th -
Stoke's first goal at Old Traf-
ford since 1980 Chicharito
fed Nani for the winner in the
62nd.
United (12-0-8) has 44
points, followed by Manches-
ter City (12-4-5), which plays
Wednesday at third-place
Arsenal (12-5-3).
"Stoke are such a deter-
mined bunch of lads they
don't make it easy for any-
one, breaking them down,"
United manager Alex Fergu-
son said. "Thankfully Nani
produced a fantastic goal ...
and from then we were sol-
id."
In Tuesday's other matches,
Birmingham and Fulham
climbed out of the relegation
zone with.victories.
Fulham beat West
Bromwich 3-0 as a pair of
Texas-born players Clint
Dempsey and Brede Hange-
land --scored on headers off
corner kicks.
Dempsey's goal, his first
since Nov. 27, was his seventh
of the seasorn-and sixth in the
Premier League.
Simon Davies put the Cot-
tagers ahead in first-half stop-
page time when his 30-yard
shot went through the raised
handsof goalkeeper Scott.
Carson. Dempsey scored in
the 56th and Hangeland, who
plays for Norway's national
team, in the 65th. Fellow
American Eddie Johnson
replaced Dempsey in the
87th.
Birmingham won a road
game for the first time this
season, 2-1 at Blackpool as
Alexander Hleb scored in the
24th and Scott Dann in the
89th around D.J. Campbell's
tying goal in the 68th.


Kaka returns, Ronaldo

scores 2, Madrid wins

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Kaka returned to
action for the first time since the World Cup, entering in
the 75th minute of Real Madrid's 3-2 win at Getafe on
Monday night in the Spanish league.
The 28-year-old midfielder, the 2007 FIFA player of
the year for AC Milan, had not played in a match since
July 2, when Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World
Cup quarterfinals.
He left Real Madrid during its preseason tour in Cal-
ifornia following medical tests and had left knee surgery
on August 5.
"There were moments during my recovery when I
didn't know if I would every play again," he said. "Now
that is over and I hope to get steady playing time so I can
continue recovering my form."
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, raising his season
total for Madrid to a league-leading 19 goals and 27 in
25 games in all competitions. He converted a penalty
kick in the 11th minute and scored Madrid's final goal ,
in the 57th.
Madrid finished a man short after Alvaro Arbeloa was
ejected in the 82nd for his second yellow card, given for
a hand ball.
Mesut Oezil gave Madrid a 2-0 lead in the 19th.
Daniel Parejo scored for Getafe in the 29th and Jorge
Angel Albin in the 84th.
"I did not like my team," Real coach Jose Mourinho
said. "Normally we are much more compact and con-
centrated. My team has to defend better. That is its
identity."
Barcelona (15-1-1) leads with 46 points, two ahead of
Real Madrid (14-1-2).
Elsewhere, third-place Villarreal defeated Almeria 2-
0 on goals by Jose Manuel Catala and Borja Valero.
American forward Jozy Altidore entered as an 83rd-
minute substitute for the Yellow Submarine. -
Mallorca beat Hercules 3-0 for its first win in four
weeks, Atletico Madrid tied 0-0 with Racing Santander.
and Zaragoza defeated Real Sociedad 2-1.


to winter

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
(AP) FIFA president
Sepp Blatter says the idea of
moving the 2022 World Cup
in Qatar to the winter
months to avoid the desert
heat was not being actively
considered but could be
discussed in future.
Qatar has promised that
stadiums, training venues
and other areas used in 2022
will be cooled, as summer
temperatures exceed 104
degrees. Among those to
have suggested a switch to
January is Mohamed bin
Hammam, a Qatari national
and FIFA executive com-
mittee member.
Blatter, visiting Saudi
Arabia, told reporters Tues-
da\ that the idea of a switch
had been suggested and
could be discussed later.
Blatter also had talks with
Prince Sultan bin Fahd,
president of the Saudi
Youth Welfare and Sport,
about cooperation with Sau-
di Arabia.


still be Chelsea manager fol-
'I ^ lowing the team's poor run.
The Premier League cham-
S, pions have taken just 10
points from their last 10
matches and slipped from top
to fifth in two months.
Ancelotti was quoted
telling British media that "I
am a lucky man. f understand
'- that a lot of coaches are
i.':. sacked with results like
.' :*, these."
But the former AC Milan
celebrates coach says that "when you go
Pue match at to a restaurant, you have to
pay the bill when finish your
meal."
(AP Photo) "It's the same here. We
have to pay the bill at the end
e's lucky of the season. At the end, the
a manager club can judge me."
Ancelotti won the league
) Carlo and FA Cup in May at the
is lucky to end of his first season.


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13th place with 22 points, and to still be Chelse
Birmingham (4-6-10) is 15th.
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Celtics still beat 'Wolves eason
DALLAS (AP)'-- Maver-
icks forward Caron Butler has
By JIMMY GOLEN 4 "undergone surgery to repair
AP Sports Writer els -: a torn tendon in his right knee
~BOSTON (AP) -- ~ Paul S.""and will likely miss the rest
BOSTON (AP) -Paulof the season.
Pierce.was content to set up His absence will be quite a
his teammates while passing blow for Dallas, which was
up his own shots. At halftime, second in the Western Con-
Celtics coach Doc Rivers took ference at 25-8 going into a
him aside to remind him of game against Portland on
his role on the team. Tuesday night.
"I forgot.e had Rondo out Butler was Dallas' third-
there," Pierce said. leading scorer, averaging 14
The Celtics captain scored points and 4.1 rebounds in
15 of his 23 points in the third almost 30 minutes per game.
quarter to help Boston over- He was an inside-out force
come a double-digit deficit- the Mavs relied on to draw
and another double-digit defenses from leading scorer
rebounding performance by Dirk Nowitzki.
Kevin Love and beat the It could be a costly injury
Minnesota Timberwolves 96- for Butler because he will
93 on Monday night. become a free agent this sum-
Pierce scored 11 straight mer.
Boston points in the third
quarter to cut a 10-point
deficit in half, then added a 21st consecutive game with at
jumper to make it 73-70 head- least 10 rebounds and his sixth
ing into the fourth. Rondo, this season with more than 20.
who missed seven games last "He's tenacious," Rivers
month with a sprained ankle; said. "It was a Love-fest."
had 16 assists, and when the Pierce hit a 3-pointer with
Timberwolves played him to6 3:34 left in the left game to
pass he made a pair of key .. cut the deficit to 85-83 and
baskets down the stretch. *" their, after Beasley made a
"I thought Paul in the first turnaround jumper, Pierce
half tried way too hard to get "..found Allen in the corner for
everybody involved," Rivers .a 3-pointer to make it a one-
said. "I told Paul, 'You don't. point game. Shaquille O'Neal
need to be the playmaker. We scored from underneath to
need you to score.'"' give Boston its first lead since
Love had 24 rebounds and the first half.
12 points, but he airballed a Rondo laid in just his sec-
jumper with just over a ond basket of the game to
minute left and Minnesota make it 90-89 with 1:35 to
trailing by one. play, then Love tried a 3-
The Timberwolves had the pointer that brushed the out-
ball out of bounds and a side of the net as it came
chance to take the lead with' down. Davis, fouled on the
10.3 seconds left. But Luke fast break, hit both free
Ridnour, with a clear path to throws with 73 seconds left to
the basket, was called for tray- give Boston a 92-89 lead -
eling. (Ray Allen swatted the ., Jts biggest since.All.e n bit a
shot away anyway).': game-opening 3-pointer.,-
"Iknew Ray had it. All the .-. Beasley made anoier
way," Rivers said with.a jumper,Rondo.nswesed, and
laugh. "Yeah, we put Ray Beasley scored again before
back there to protect the bas- call the game." now lost two of three games games in the manner that we getting Kevin Garnett from Rondo missed and Love
ket." After Nate Robinson made since 'a two-game winning have. We show that we can them in the summer of 2007. grabbed his 24th rebound of
Michael Beasley, who a pair of free throws, Min- streak that matched their play with everybody. It's just Garnett missed his third the game..
scored 19 and Minnesota's nesota had the ball on the side longest of the season. They riot being able to close out the straight game with a right calf Beasley found Ridnour
last four baskets, compli- with 1.8 seconds left but are2-18ontheroad,butll of games." injury. breakingfor thebasket down
mented Allen but didn't think Beasley's desperation 3-point- their last 14 road losses have Allen scored 20 points and Martell Webster scored 15 the lane, but he took too
much of the traveling call. er at the buzzer bounced been by 10 points or less. Glen "Big Baby." Davis had points, Darko Milicic had 14 many steps before. his shot
"I'm not a referee,)' he said. harmlessly off the backboard. "It's really frustrating," 17 for the Celtics, who haven't and Ridnour scored 13 for the was swatted out of bounds by
"That's'how they decided to The Timberwolves have Love said. "It's tough losing lost to the Timberwolves since Timberwolves. Love had his Allen.


By The Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
- LeBron James scored 38
points, Dwyane Wade added
31 points and the Miami Heat,
dominated the second half to
beat the short-handed Char-
lotte Bobcats 96-82 on Mon-
day night for their 11th
straight road win.
Playing for the first time
against Paul, Silas, his first
NBA coach in Cleveland,
James scored 26 of his points
in the second half and added
nine rebounds. Wade grabbed
11 boards in Miami's 18th win
in 19 games.
Stephen Jackson scored 22
points and D.J. Augustin
added 16 for the Bobcats,
who shot 38 percent from the
field with 15 turnovers.

Magic 110, Warriors 90
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -
Hedo Turkoglu had 10 points,



schedule

Wednesday's Games
Toronto
at Cleteland. 7pm
Chicago at
Newx Jerse., 7pm
MNilaukee
at Orlando, 7pm
Washington
at Philadelphia. 7pmr
San Antonio
at Boston, 7:30pm
Charlotte
at Nlinnesota. Spm
Golden State
at Netw Orlejns 8pm
Portland
at Houston, 8:30pm
Atlanta at Utah, 9pm
Denver at L.A. Clippers,
101:30pmr
L.A. Lakers
at Phoenix. 10:30pni

Thursday's Games
Oklahoma City
at Dallas. 8pm
Den er
at Sacramento, 10:30pm


14 rebounds and 10 assists
and Dwight Howard added
22 points and 17 rebounds for
Orlando.
Jason Richardson scored 20
points for the Magic, who had
66 points in the second half
after trailing 53-44 at halftime:
Monta Ellis led Golden
State' with 20 points and
Dorell Wright added 17
points. The Warriors played
without starting center David
Lee, who bruised his back in a,
loss at Miami and is day to
day.
The Magic, who were just 3
of 11 on 3-pointers in the first
half, was 12 of 21 on 3-point-
ers after the break.

Hornets 84,76ers 77
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -
David West scored 17 points
and New Orleans' held on to
beat Philadelphia.
Paul scored 15 points, using
a speedy left-to-right dribble
on a clutch driving layup off
the glass with just under- 20
seconds left to give the Hor-
nets an 82-77 lead. Emeka
Okafor had 13 points and for-
mer Sixer Willie Green added
11 for New Orleans, which
saw a lead as large as 13 in
the fourth quarter trimmed to
three, at 78-75, on Elton
Brand's layup with 3:09 to go.
Brand led Philadelphia with
14 points and 10 rebounds,
while Andres Nocioni had 13
points and Jrue Holiday and
Marreese Speights each had
12 points.

Nuggets 113, Rockets 106
DENVER (AP) Carme-
lo Anthony scored 33 points
and the Nuggets pulled ahead
late in the fourth quarter to
beat Houston for their fourth
consecutive win.
Anthony had 11 rebounds
and made 13 of 14 free throws
to help the Nuggets fend off
the Rockets with his eighth
game of 30 or more points this
season.
Nene added 16 points and
11 rebounds and Arron Affla-
lo scored 15 points for Den-


IN THE PAINT: Heat's Dwyane Wade, center, drives past Bobcats'
Kwame Brown, left, Shaun Livingston, second from right, and Boris
Diaw, right, in the second half of the Heat's 96-82 win in Charlotte, N.C.,
Monday.
(AP Photo)


ver.
Houston was led by Luis
Scola with 24 points. Kyle
Lowry had 21 points and
Brad Miller had 11 rebounds
and 10 points. The Rockets
took 30 shots: from 3-point
range, one fewer than their
season high, and made 13,
topped by four for Lowry.

Jazz 102, Pistons 97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP)
- Deron Williams scored 22
points, including a pair of late
free throws, as the Jazz beat
the Pistbns for the 11th


straight time.
,Raja Bell hit a 3-pointer
and sank two free throws to
give the Jazz a 100-97 lead
with 17.9 seconds left.
Tracy McGrady, starting in
place of Rodney Stuckey,
missed a 3-pointer and Al Jef-
ferson grabbed the rebound
to seal the victory.
Tayshaun Prince led
Detroit with 26 points on 11-
of-19 shooting and McGrady
came within one rebound of a
triple double. He had 11
points, 11 'assists and nine
rebounds.


By The Associated Press

All Times EST

EASTERN CONFERENCE

SW. L. Pct GB

d-Boston 26 7 .788 -
d-Miami -27 9 .750
d-Chicago 22 10 .688 3
Orlando 22 12 .647 4
Atlanta -22 14 .611 5
New York 19 14 .576 7
Indiana 14 18 .438 11
Milwau~kee 13 18 .419 12
Philadelphia 13 21 .382 13
Charlotte 11 21 .344 14
Toronto 11 22 .333 15
Detroit ,11 23 .324 15
New Jersey, 9 25 .265 17
Washington 8 24 .250 17
Cleveland 8 26 .235 18

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB
d-San Antonio 29 4 .879 -
Dallas 25 8 .758 4
d-Utah 24 11 .686 6
d-L.A. Lakers 23 11 .676 6
Oklahoma City 23 -. 12 .657 7
Denver 20 13 .606 9
New Orleans 21 14 .600 9
Portland 18 16 .529 11
Houston 16 18 .471 13
Memphis 15 19 .441 14
Phoenix 14 18 .438 14
Golden State 13 21 .382 16
L.A. Clippers 10 24 .294 19
Minnesota 9 26 .257 21
Sacramento 7 24 .226 21

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By MICHAEL MAROf
AP Sports Writer


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jim
Caldwell changed his script Mon-
day.
Rather than giving the usual per-
spective on Indianapolis' next oppo-
nent, the soft-spoken Colts coach
actually took a few moments to
reflect on Indy's latest achievement
- making the playoffs for an NFL
record-tying ninth straight year.
And why not, given the obstacle
course Indy had to endure this sea-
son?
"It shows, obviously, the great
commitment and resolve our men
had in some adverse situations,"
Caldwell said, one day after the
Colts clinched their seventh AFC
South title in eight years.
Some? Try an entire season's
worth of chaos.
Injuries left 17 players, ranging
from All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark
to 2007 NFL defensive player of the
year Bob Sanders, on injured
reserve. The running game struggled
through the first three months and
the run 'defense couldn't get any-
body stopped until four weeks ago.
Even Mr. Consistency, Peyton Man-
ning, endured the worst slump of his
13-year pro career.
Or at least that was the percep-
tion.
So after losing back-to-back home
games to San Diego and Dallas,
leaving the Colts at 6-6, there was
seemingly no way out of the Super


FANFARE: Colts quarterback Peyton Manni
the Titans 23-20 in.Sunday's game in India


Bowl losers' hex. That's when Cald-
well got his guys together and issued
a simple challenge: Just Win out.
"We never doubted ourselves,"
safety Antoine Bethea said. "Coach
Caldwell showed us the standings
and said, 'If we win the rest of our
games, it's in our hands and we will
be in the playoffs.'"
The players made sure of it.
But for a team that has turned


games and held their last four oppo-
nents to fewer than 80 yards per
game on the ground. It's a combina-
tion they'll need again in Saturday
-' night's showdown against the run-
first Jets.
If the Colts continue playing this
way, well, they could pull off as big a
surprise as they did in the 2006 sea-
son when they won the Super Bowl.
"Check us out, that's all I can say,"
Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne
said after Sunday's 23-20 victory
over Tennessee. "It was tough on us
early in the year, but we found a
way to prevail and move forward
and now We're going to the play-
offs."
The bigger question may be how
much did his grinding season take
out of the Colts?
Not as much as people might
think.
Because of the injuries, the Colts
are a more experienced team and
ing Waves to fans after Indianapolis beat have found some extra depth, while
napolis. keeping some key players fresh.
(Aaploo.Starting running back Joseph
(AP Photo) Addai missed eight straight games
before returning Dec. 26 and now
January games into a regular rou- appears to be healthy. Backup
tine,.this was a different kind of sea- Dominic Rhodes re-signed with the
son. Colts three weeks ago and has pro-
Instead of resting players down vided a spark in the ground game.
the stretch to get healthy, Indy (10- Wayne and Jacob Tamme have con-
6) charged full bore through the sea- tinued to excel as Manning's top tar-
son's final month and wound up fix- gets, and Pierre Garcon has taken
ing their most glaring holes run- on a larger role in the offense the
ning the ball and stopping the run. past several weeks, though he
They've suddenly strung togeth- dropped a handful of passes in Sun-
er three straight 100-yard rushing day's victory.


Caldwell also could get two defen-
sive starters back Saturday.
Linebacker Clint Session hasn't
played since Nov. 1 when he dislo-
cated his right elbow, and Hayden
has missed the last five games with a
neck injury.
Getting both back, which the Colts
had hoped for last weekend, the
Colts defense could be even stronger
than it was during the four-game
winning streak.
"If you ask me if a little momen-
tum going in is helpful, I would say
yes," Caldwell said. "Our situation
was that we had to win. Without that
momentum we probably wouldn't
be standing where we are. "But this
isn't where the Colts expect it'to
end, either.
Over the last decade, success and
failure in Indianapolis has largely
been dictated by Super Bowl appear-
ances not playoff berths. And
that's not likely to change now,
regardless of Indy's impressive push
to get back into the playoffs.
"We were at a point where we
were 6-6 and the great thing about it
was that we controlled our own des-
tiny, and they got it done," Caldwell
said. "All in all, I'm very proud of
what these guys accomplished. It
wasn't easy.
"This is the playoffs. This is what
you work for and this is the begin-
ning of the second season," Cald-
well added.
"Now, everything kicks up a notch
* or two. Our guys' focus has to step
up a notch or two."


Long trip, short week among Saints' challenges


By BRETT MARTEL
AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE,' La. (AP) -
A short week and a long flight
are only the beginning of the
challenges Sean Payton sees
as. New Orleans. prepares to
begin the playoffs in Seattle.
The defending champion
Saints' road back to the Siuper
EIowl will be longer and hard-
er than a season ago, when
New Orleans opened with a
bye before playing the second
round and NFC title game
before friendly crowds in the
Louisiana Superdome.
This time there's not only
no week off, but the Saints
must fly across two times
zones to play on Saturday
afternoon. The game is out-
doors in January in the Pacif-
ic Northwest in front of a hos-
tile crowd in one of the loud-
est stadiums iti the NFL.
"It is different from a time-
standpoint," Payton said
Monday. "When you play a
Saturday game, there's a
quick turnaround, but that
being said, we're looking for-
ward to the challenge.
"We know it's going to be a
tough place to play," Payton
added. "The crowd noise is
as loud as it is in the league
for an outdoor venue. We'll
need to have a good week of
preparation, weather includ-
ed."
Payton said the Saints may'
fly out Thursday night to give
them a chance to get used to
the time change and perhaps
the conditions. New Orleans
might practice at the Sea-
hawks' Qwest Field on Fri-
day, Payton said.
The Saints (11-5) are
favored by more than a
touchdown over the Sea-
hawks (7-9). Back on Novem-
ber 21, Seattle lost 34-19 in
New Orleans en route to
becoming the first team with a
losing record to wvin a divi-
sion title;
Although the Saints won by
double digits when these
teams last met and Drew
Brees had little trouble mov-
ing the ball, there were rea-
sons to be concerned about a
rematch at Qwest Field.
In beating St Louis 16-6 to
take the NFC West on Sun-
day night, the Seahawks
sacked Rams quarterback
Sam Bradford three times and
were credited with a total of
six quarterback hits. They
also intercepted Bradford
once and held star running
back Steven Jackson to a sea-
son-low 45 yards rushing.
"They played well (Sun-


day) night and really did a
good job of getting to the ball
defensively," Payton said.
"They played real good team
defense and I think they ran
the ball better yesterday than
they had in recent weeks.
Those were two things that
stood' out in the game last
night."
The Seahawks rushed for
141 yards as a team against
St Louis, led by Marshawn
Lynch's 75 yards. Seattle's
productivity on the ground
took pressure off quarterback
Charlie Whitehurst, who was
solid in throwing for 192 yards
and a score while avoiding an
interception.
Yet the Saints do not even
know which quarterback they
will face. Regular starter Matt
Hasselbeck, whose hip injury
limited him to a backup role
in the -season finale,' did not
play against the Rams but
could return to action this
weekend.
"I can assume that maybe
we have to prepare for both
of them," Saints cornerback
Tracy Porter said.
If Hasselbeck returns, the
Saints will have to face the
quarterback who threw for
more yards against them than
anyone this season. Hassel-
beck passed for 366 yards in
the Louisiana Superdome, an
unusually large total for a
Saints defense that ranked
fourth in the NFL against the
pass during the regular sea-
son, allowing about 193.9
yards per game.
Meanwhile, there's uncer-
tainty about the Saints' ros-
ter. Several key players were
inactive for Sunday's 23-13
loss to Tampa Bay because
of injuries, including receiv-
er Marques Colston (right
knee), running back Pierre
Thomas (left ankle), and tight
end Jeremy Shockey (groin).
Then, during the game, tight
end Jimmy Graham (left
ankle), running back Chris
Ivory (left foot) and free safe-
ty Malcolm Jenkins (right
knee) all left with injuries.
Payton, who in the past has
said he prefers to keep injury
updates to a minimum to
avoid giving up a competitive
advantage, showed no inten-
tion of changing that stance
now.
"Again, I won't have any-
thing to say in regards to any
of these players right now
regarding injuries," Payton
began. "I was optimistic today
with the news in general and
we'll get them up to speed
and get them healthy as quick
as possible."


SNAPSHOT: Seahawks quarterback Charlie Whitehurst takes a snap against the Rams in the first half of Sunday's game in Seattle. Seahawks
won 16-6.
(AP Photo)



NFL Week 17: Division title up for the taking
The NFC West could send a sub-.500 team to the playoffs for the first lime when St. Louis (7-8) travels
to Seattle (6-9) in a game that wif crown the division champion.


MATCHUP STORYUNE
Dolphins at Patriots P a: cru o1n .r',C, inil v-",',-"hli. Thc-y can for po."'.'tjo

Vikings at Lions Don't be tooled by V\kings win Tuesday over !fat Eagk's
Steelers a Browns ".-4 S S(ceis can, cijncht thc AFC Nc.rhr ,,r-, a ,ictLz r,, Ci:.v,.n

Raiders at Chiefs V Too t.ad this voron "! the rNFL nastit-it var'y d'esr rr' ea m' cn

Panthers at Falcons The end of the John Fox era will be ceba-n time in t -ATL

Bills at Jets Barring so.oetning strange. Jots wil be sixth seed in AFC

Bengals ;, Ravens Q Ca-.cn Palr-cr ickc b.':ci i-elhou Oc nc- .3nd TO ci.l ,','. Cul

Bucs at Saints Bucs have shot at wild card f. things break right. They ,on t

Giants a! Redskins Till E vcn '.yi'th v'-c'.r G.:,ntl m.nil b', ,,'n ul id,:' p '.': .lti,:-

Jaguars at Texans Q % Jaguars blew their shot at a division title with successive defeats

Chargers at Broncos '_/. Tim Tebow's .,'du,:;tSior cni:,.,c So does Chargers'fall into mL.,icuciry

Cardinals at 49ers Even a decent season eilhor team would have won the NFC West


Cowboys at Eagles '*, : Ccvboys sol-aoi,' Jason Garrc-n 0,. icoiLniry


PICK
Patriots 23- 10

IJons 17-13

Steelers 20-10

Raiders 27-24

Falcons 24-9

Bills 16-13

Ravens 24-13

Saints 24-17

Giants 2., 21

Texans 20-17

Broncos 24 20

49ers 14-13

Cowboys 24-17


Titans at Colts j ( Colts storm inio playoffs against one of league's most aisappoinung teams Colts 30-16

Bears at Packers C Pack f.hinq tor pl-ya berth, or clImination from postseason contention Packers 21-17

Rams at Seahawks i The victor takes the NFC Worst, uh. West title Rams 22-13
Barry Wdner AP


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several given numbers. The object is to place the numbers-
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and each 3x3 box contains the same number only once.
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iwordsin once only. Each must contain the
words in centre letter and there must be
the main at least one nine-letter word.
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Chambers 36 (or more) Solution tomorrow.
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to fill all of the empty squares, using numbers 1 to 9, so the
sum of each horizontal block equals the number to its left,
and the sum of each vertical block equals the number on its
o top. No number may be used in the same block more than
once. The difficulty level of the Copceptis Kakuro increases
from Monday to Sunday.


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Sudoku Answer


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Yesterday's
Kakuro Answer


CRYPTIC PUZZLE


Across
1 Pound notes may be what
it means (10)
6 Chilly sort of cake? (4)
10 Bad organisation in cinema
fiasco (5),
11 This means the end of
one's best suit (4,5)
12 False story about the
ringleader produces bad
feeling (8)
13 Clean break or cut (5)
15 It ends a flight in two
ways (7)
17 To snub a girl may be
wounding (7)
19 Looks for key
weapons (7)
21 Italian dish Rex is to
turn to (7)
22 Take advantage
of a sailor needing
employment (5)
24 Compellingly kind (8)
27 Imperturbable admission
of inertia (9)
28 The cream of the
Carmelites (5)
29 Biting a pastry (4)
30. Contracts producing mere
confusion in agents (10)

Yesterday's Cryptic Solution
Across: 1 Stowage, 5 Slump, 8
Offending, 9 Peg, 10 Tale, 12
Impaired, 14 Immure, 15 Floats, 17
Cul-de-sac, 18 Team, 21 Nag, 22 Ir
the swim, 24 Extol, 25 Nomadic.

Down: 1 Shoot, 2 Oaf, 3 Aunt, 4
Enigma, 5 Signally, 6 Upper case,
'Pagodas, 11 Limelight, 13 Free will
14 Incense, 16 Wanton, 19 Mimic,
20 Term, 23 Wed.


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1 Celebrity retired from.the
Mafia (4).
2 Votes the umpire possibly
earned (9)
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account for a-.
patriarch (5)
4 Sediment of port? Sling it
out (7)
5 Kind of lodge Monica's
built (7)
7 Agitate a liquid
container (5)
8 It causes rough weather
and loss of trade (10)
9 Let heats decide .those
who run (8)
1'4 Copywriter? (10)
16 What's more, it's a sincere
conversion (8)
18 Command rigidly obeyed
on the parade ground (9)
20 One covered by unusually
strong stocking (7)
21 Free of duty (7)
23 Such a cut may be seen
in a ring (5),
25 It won't throw much light on
the subject (5)
26 Like things to eat (4)

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Across: 1 Central, F Crisp, 8
Outspoken, 9 Tip, 10 Kiwi, 12
Innately,. 14 Casual, 15 Poland,
n 17 Recently, 18 Snap, 21 Era, 22
Abominate, 24 Token, 25
Doddery.
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7 Liking, 5 Cinnamon, 6 In the
, main, 7 Pop-eyed, 11 Wisecrack,
13 Maintain, 14 Current, 16
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Ace.


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1 Excellent (5-5)
6 Be acceptable (4)
10 Nippon (5)
11 Receptacle for
voting papers (6,3)
12 Keep aliv6 (8)
13 Piece of ground (5)
15 Involve'in
trouble (7)
17 Crush by treading
on (7)
19 Apeiture (7)
21 Of little
substance (7)
22 Attracted (5)
24 Open two-seater
car (8)
27 Vivacity (9)
28 Out of practice (5)
29 Sudden rush (4)
30 The developing
countries (5,5)
Down
1 South Pacific
islands group (4)


2 Able to.
be made
good (9)
3. Armour (5)
4 Broad-minded (7)
5 Conspicuous (7)
7 Precincts (5)
8 Abnormal
perceptive
faculty (5,5)
9 State a
grievance (8)
14 Not new (10)
16 Eastern (8)
18 Highest-
ranking
academic (9)
20 Embellishment for
food (7)
21 Athlete's
instructor (7)
23 An assumed
name (5)
?5 Dried stalks of
grain (5)*
26 Stained with a
colour (4)


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Both sides vulnerable.
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South. West North-
1 4 Pass 2 4,
3 4 Pass 3 *
44
Opening lead -jack of diam
Assume you're in four
and West leads the jack of dia
which wins, and then the ten
monds, on which East plays th
How would you play the hand
There seems to be nothing
play, so let's say that you rufft
mond and start drawing trump
get a rude j6lt when East sho
on the second round, and yo
realize that the contract is in
ably lost.


At this point, West has one trump
more than you have which he is
bound to score and you also have
to lose two heart tricks, so you're
sure to go down at least one whatever
you do.
This is very unlucky, you might
kST think to yourself after all, a 5-1
division occurs only 15 percent of
763 the time. But, to be altogether fair
K952 about it, you should nevertheless
4 assume a full portion of the blame.
There was a simple and uncom-
plicated way to make the contract,
and it was virtually certain to suc-
ceed. Instead of ruffing the diamond
lead at trick two, it would have been
wiser to discard a heart, which is a
East loser in any case.
Pass If diamonds were continued at
Pass trick three, y6u'd once more discard
a heart in order to guard against a
Londs, possible 5-1 trump division. True,
spades such a division is not what you'd
monds, ordinarily expect, but it costs you
of dia- nothing to try to protect against it. It
ie king. can't be right to run even a small risk
d? when the risk can be avoided alto-
g to the gether.
the dia- By adopting the suggested method
ps. You of play which means deliberately
)ws out conceding the first three tricks to the
iu now, opponents you raise your chances
retriev- of winning the next 10 to nearly 99
percent.


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Top-seeded

Berdych

routs Gil in

1st round

CHENNAI, India (AP) -
Top-seeded Tomas Berdych
cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win
Tuesday over Frederico Gil
of Portugal to move into the
second round of the Chen-
nai Open.
The No. 6-ranked
Berdych won in 45 minutes
against his 101st-ranked
opponent, who managed to
win only the sixth game of
the second set.
Berdych will meet Ivan
Dodig of Croatia in the next
round.
Third-seeded Stanislas
Wawrinka defeated Indian
wildcard Rohan Bopanna 6-
4,6-4.
Fourth-seeded Richard
Gasquet of France stopped
qualifier Edouard Roger-
Vasselin 6-1, 6-3, and sev-
enth-seeded Xavier Malisse-
of Belgium beat Marsel
Ilhan of Turkey 6-3, 6-1.
Fifth-seeded Jeremy
Chardy lost 6-3, 6-2 to Blaz
Kavcic in the only upset of
the day.


Djokovic leads Serbs past


Aussies at Hopman Cup


By ALEXANDRA WILLIS
Associated Press
PERTH, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic
defeated Lleyton Hewitt 6-2, 6-4 Tuesday to
help Serbia remain unbeaten at the Hopman
Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia.
Ana Ivanovic stopped Alicia Molik 6-4, 6-0 to
win the first point for Serbia despite appearing
to hyperextend her left knee in the second set.
--Djokovic and Ivanovic later combined to win
the doubles against Hewitt and Molik 6-7 (5), 6-
4 (10-6 tiebreaker).
Serbia can reach the final Saturday with a
win Thursday over Belgium, which eliminated
Kazakhstan 3-0. Seven-time Grand Slam winner
Justine Henin downed Sesil Karatantcheva of
Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3.
Henin, who is returning from an elbow injury
sustained at Wimbledon, made her first appear-
ance at the Hopman Cup.
"I wait 28 years to come here, but maybe I'll
come back next year, who knows," she said. "I
love to play in Australia, they have a sports cul-
ture, it's just great."
Djokovic, who has won his last four matches
against Hewitt on the ATP Tour, saved four
break points at 2-2 and won four games to take
the first set.
Cheered by a pocket of noisy Serbian sup-
porters, the third-ranked Djokovic broke Hewitt
in the second game, only for the Australian to,
break straight back. The next games went with
serve until Hewitt double-faulted twice at 5-4 to
hand Djokovic the win.


NOVAK DJOKOVIC (AP)


"I played great, especially the beginning of the
second I was playing some of the best tennis
I've played in this year and a half," Djokovic
said. "We players have great respect for him
(Hewitt) because he's a big fighter, he keeps
on coming back. He's won everything Grand
Slam, world No. 1, Davis Cup and he wants
more, so you have to respect that."
Ivanovic felt OK after overextending her left
knee midway through a point while leading
Molik by a set and 3-0. Ivanovic managed to fin-
ish off the set 6-0.
"I was a little bit scared because in that one
split step that I made I went a little bit low and
I felt a sharp pain in my knee," Ivanovic said.
"So I thought I better check with the doctors
and see what they think. I'm going to go see
them afterwards. But it feels fine.
,"We had some really tough points and good
rallies. I think it was high-class tennis consider-
ing it's just the beginning of the year."


Federer hits through-

the-legs winner

DOHA, Qatar (AP) Roger Federer added to his
repertoire of through-the-legs winners on his way to
beating Dutch qualifier Thomas Schoorel 7-6 (3), 6-3
at the Qatar Open in his first official match of the
season.
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal also advanced, beating
Karol Beck 6-3, 6-0.
After a sluggish first set, the No. 2-ranked Swiss hit
his-stride in the second. Leading 5-2 and faced with a
ball that changed direction after clipping the top of the
net, Federer flicked it through his legs for a clean win-
ner into the corner.
"It's one of the best shots again of my career, one I'm
going to look back on and smile, of course," Federet
said. "It was quite fantastic."
The 21-year-old Schoorel, playing only his second
ATP-level.match, managed a smile as the crowd
applauded. Schoorel went on to hold his serve, but
Federer sealed the win in the next game.
Federer successfully pulled off the shot also
known as a "tweener" at the previous two U
Opens, at last year's Shanghai Masters and.at the 2007
Dubai Open.
In the second round, Federer plays Swiss compatri-
ot Marco Chiudinelli, who beat Reda El Amrani 3-6,
7-6 (3), 6-3:
"I hope to do well here," said Federer, who won
the tournament in 2005 and 2006.
"I know (Rafael) Nadal is here and that makes this
event very interesting."
Nadal led 3-0 in the first set, and broke Beck all
three times in the second.
"I try to do better every day and be consistent,"
said Nadal, who won the French Open, Wimbledon
and the US Open last year. "I wanted to do that. It is
important to do that to keep my (top) ranking."
Nadal, who is seeking his first trophy in Doha, will
face either Lukas Lacko of Slovakia and Pere Riba of
Spain in the next round.


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8:34 p.m. 2.4 2:42 p.m. -0.3
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9:16 i.m 2.4 3:22 p.m. -0.3
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9:57 p.m. 2.3 4:00 p.m. -0.1
Saturday 10:12'a.m. 2.6 4:01 a.m. 0.0
10:39 p.m. 2.3 4:37 p.m. -0:1
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Monday '1:30 a.m. 2.3 5:30 a.m. 0.3
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12:14 p.m. 2.1 6:36 p.m. 0.1


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Thursday: WSW at 15-25 Knots 4-7 Feet 10 Miles 74" F
ANDROS Today: SE at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 76 F
Thursday: W at 12-25 Knots. ,1-3 Feet. 10 Miles 76* F
CAT ISLAND Today: ESE at 4-8 Knots 3-5 Feet 10 Miles 76* F
Thursday: SW at 12-25 Knots 2-4 Feet 10 Miles 76* F
CROOKED ISLAND Today: E at 8-16 Knots 2-4 Feet 10 Miles 77 F
Thursday: S at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 77" F
ELEUTHERA Today: SE at 3-6 Knots 3-5 Feet 10 Miles 75* F
Thursday: SW at 12-25 Knots 2-4 Feet 5 Miles 75* F
FREEPORT Today: SSW at 6-12 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 75 F
Thursday: WSW at 15-25 Knots 3-6 Feet 10 Miles 75* F
GREAT EXUMA Today: SE at 6-12 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 75* F
Thursday: SW at 12-25 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 750 F
GREAT INAGUA Today: E at 8-16 Knots 2-4 Feet 10 Miles 78* F
Thursday: SSE at 4-8 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 78* F
LONG ISLAND Today: E at 7-14 Knots 1-3 Feet 10 Miles 76* F
,. ,. Thursday: SSW at 7-14 Knots 1-2 Feet 10 Miles 77 F
S MAYAGUANA Today: E at 7-14 Knots 3-6 Feet 10 Miles 77 F
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3BF 4233
2002 DODGE RAM,
white interior, w/ custom interior, so0nd system
A/C, Cold Clean title, 22" rims, Custom grill anc
head lights. Priced for quick sale
Asking $7000 ono
PH# 426-3520 (leave message)


BF #295
2010 HONDA ACCORD SE
Silver exterior, Black leather interior, Clean
title, 1,500 miles, serious inquires only Also
2002 Chevy Trail Blazer, Black exterior,
ph#376-8600 / 324-6356


BBF #309
1998 CHEVY BLAZER
4 door, red exterior, asking $3500 O.N.O ALSO
1991 Mercedes 190 E-series, silver ext., good
for parts, asking $800 O.N.O
ph# 449-9944
ask for Cindy


BBF #328
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
clean title, standard shift, 4 doors, like new,
asking $10,000 O.N.O
1998 ACCORD
4 doors, clea8, leather interior, sunroof,
asking $4,500 O.N.O ph# 544-2230


BBF #333
2008 HONDA CIVIC LX,
automatic, clean title, 17" alloy factory rims,
custom E&G, chrome grill foglights, A/C, power
windows and locks, clean inside/out, asking
$22,500 O.N.O.
ph#424-8505/393-8978/425-0987


2007 HONDA ACCORD,
(2dr) Just serviced, in Great Condition, HID
(PINK) Lights, top and bottom, remote start,
alarm ready, low miles, clean inside out, 22"
rims, asking $15,800 ONO
ph# 429-2163


iBF #568
2000 MONTE CARLO,
sublime green and black with green HID's, black
leather interior, A/C, sunroof, 22" rims
(7 months old), in excellent condition,
just serviced December 2nd
$8600 ONO
willing to negotiate. ph#392-8887/436-7093


1998 DODGE RAM 3500 VAN,
Runs Great, A/C, 13 Seats, Great For Taxi
$5500.00 OBO
PH# 376-8476


2007 GRAND CHEROKEE
excellent condition, must see to appreciate,
Bank financing assistance available, asking
$19,500 ONO,
ph# 426-4565



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BBF #307
1994 CHEVY CAPRICE
DVD & CD Player; A/C, 20" RIMS, Leather
.interior, clean title, good condition, make an
offer, ph# 544-0737 / 325-9117

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2007 NISSAN ALTIMA,
clean in and out, low miles, CD Changer,
Keyless entry, keyless start, very nice car, for
$13,500 ph# 455-1184


2000 TOYOTA ALTE22A (IS 300 LEXUS), 1998 FORD EXPLORER,
silver exterior, only 31000K miles, very clean in 4dr, A/C, CD Player, gbod condition, ONO
and out, asking $13000 O.N.O
license until Oct 2011 $2,000
ph# 427-0289/455-0289 ph# 448-7521


2006 HONDA ACCORD COUPE,
candy red exterior with customized leather int.,
cold, A/C, automatic transmission power
windows and locks just landed from US custom
factory rims, CD player must see to appreciate
$12,500
456-7591/394-3203


1999 CHEVY MALIBU,
clean in and out (fully loaded), comes with cold
A/C, sound system, CD player, sunroof, 20"
rims, body kit, clean title, good condition, asking
$6800 ph# 448-7808


'RIB #255
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
Blue exterior, black interior, vehicle in good
condition, runs great, cool a/c, $3,500 O>B.O
Phone: 341-2284 o r465-6187


2002 FORD EXPLORER,
clean title, good condition, grey leather interior,
pioneer CD player, asking $5500 as is
ph# 376-7617


BBF #592
2003 HONDA ACCORD,
fully loaded, sunroof, leather seats, CD player,
running in good condition, Just in from US, black
charcoal ph#426-2163/393-4104


BBF 4603
2004 DODGE DURANGO LIMITED,
blue exterior, grey leather interior, 3rd row seat,
sunroof, 6 disk in dash CD changer, factory
installed DVD player, power locks and windows,
asking $12000 ph# 466-8036


1999 NISSAN SENTRA,
cold A/C, fresh paint/sky blue, security system,
club, right hand drive, pwr. windows, CD player,
security system, asking $2800 1998 Ford
Contour gold exterior asking 1600ph# 341-7226
/557-2011 / 544-2187








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BBF #596
1999 LANCER,
A/C, CD player,-good condition, asking
$3000 ONO ph#423-9723,
ALSO 1996 HONDA LEGEND'
A/C, CD player, good condition,
ph# 376-9730 asking $4000 ONO




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BBF #597
FRESH IN FROM STATES,
2005 HONDA ACCORD LX SPECIAL
EDITION
Comes with wood grain custom Rims (Velocity),
chromed everything and HID Halo projector
lights asking 15,000 O.N.O. Contact:477-
2322/466-2322(gvalentinemiler)
milladun@hotmail.com










3BF #601
2008 HONDA RIDGELINE,
Clean title, blue ext, Grey Cloth int, A/C, CD,
32,000 mis, asking $28,000,
Also,
2003 CHEVY TAHOE $11,000 ONO,
ph# 341-2338 / 434,0882











RIB u275
2008 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan Interior .$29,000.00 obo white &
chrome 22" rims, sound system, full chrome kit, Hid
lights in head & fogs, 21K miles, Just serviced, in
immaculate condition, stock original honda rims with
car. A clean xmas ride.361-1310,425-6384, 445-6561


2000 HONDA CIVIC,
baby blue ext., excellent condition, power
everything, asking $5800 ONO
ph# 466-9612/432-5765







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2000 HONDA ACCORD,
PioneerCD player, AC, Sound System, fully
loaded, license until April 2011 ,
Asking $5,200 OBO, ph# 558-8351


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2004 ACURA 3.5 RL
-Fully loaded, leather interior, navigation system,
A/C, Automatic, recently serviced, asking $8500
serious inquiries only
ph# 432-1805 / 445-3566










TRIB #283
1999 INFINITY QT-45
Dark green exterior with tan interior.
$8,500.00
Loaded- must sell, 4 door,
Call 363-3538 cell 424-5453


TRIB ;253
2005 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior, leather interior
$13,500.00
Excelint conditiori.Call 394-0687 cell 468-2668
or 394-8515










rRIB #311
2007 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior.
$16,500.00
Good condition, leather, 4 door, ex, sunroof,
Financing for salary deduction hotel,
government workers.
2006 HONDA CIVIC
4 door. $15,000.00
Call 395-0252 cell 431-7741


FRIB #257
2001 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior, cold a/c, cd player.
Just in from Miami $6,800.
Also 1995 HONDA ACCORD,
stick shift $4,500
Phone: 429-5559


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1996 FORD EXPLORER
Red exterior, beig interior, in good condition,
$1,000. Phone: 429-3014 or 324-8415.


TRIB #268
1999 HONDA PRELUDE
$4900 OBO: Great running condition, auto,
tiptronic, dohl vtech, red exterior black leather
interior,a/c, 4 wheel steering, 8" t.v with solid
sound system, glass sunroof with newly tinted
windows, rhd.drive,low miles, regularly serviced,
fast yet great on gas, licensed to august
2011.376-9126


2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Dark blue ext, gray int
Automatic, power windows/locks/am/fm radio,
CD player, extra clean, asking $13,500 ono.
Serious inquiries only!
Tel 341-8221, 457-1303, 361-6758.


1997 MERCEDES E320
Black exterior with black interior, car phone,
power and memory seats, mirrors and steering
wheel. Service by dealer. -
$9,300.00
Call 432-4167 or 361-6228(evening)







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TRIB n278
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Go:ld exTerior i.aih lar, ini cr,.:r '._" C 0ij Oi.'.; oCr
Fully loaaea, xm radio, 6 aisc CD cnanger.
One owner, just in from states, clean title, S/R,
low mileage.
1999 HONDA ACCORD. $5,500.00
Call 364-3691, 557-1205


FRIB n290
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Gold exterior, leather interior, sunroof,
clean title. $23,000.00
Call 322-1502 cell 454-9260


TRIB 4372
1997 MECEDES BENZ C230 KOMPRESSOR
SJa., 'rlue i- .IrOr ilr, rlac:k leaner iri..ro0r
J.,- 9,:'>- 00
Very good condition, AMG option, 5 speed, stick
shift. all service records, pionner stereo system
w/12 disc CD changer.
Call 919-887-4041 cell 424-6859


PARTS FOR SALE
2000 LEXUS GS 300
Call 395-3295 or 565-0064 or 376-2145


2001 GMC SONOMA
Owner asking $6,500.00
Cell 376-5949


TRIB k280
2000 HONDA INSPIRE
Silver exterior with black/leather interior.
$6,000.00
Very good condition.
Alarm, AC, CD player.
Call 324-3817 or 424-2434


1997 HONDA PRELUDE
Burgundy exterior, black interior. Right hand
drive, triptronic, immaculate condition inside &
out, fully body kit, factory rims, leather seats and
remote start, running good, Ac dead cold.
$5,500.00
Call 425-4608


TRIB #3BB
2002 CADILLAC ESCALADE
Black exterior with beige interior
$16,000.0 ono
26" star rims, black inserts, 3rd row seats,
custom gril,l clean must see.
power everything.
Call 361-3597 cell 426-6686


1998 HONDA ACCORD JDM CL1 SIR
White exterior, black interior. 4 door, automatic,
low miles, cd player, a/c, powered windows and
doors, fog lights, HID lights, 17" performance
Wheels, 5-matic transmission. Perfect running
condition. Serious inquiries only, $7,000.00.
Phone 432-0759


2000 TOYOTA ALTEZZA
White ext, black int, Very clean. Power
everything, alarm system, AC, CD player.
$9,000.00
Tel 324-3817, 424-2434.


TRIB #309
HONDA ACCORD
4 door champagne exterior with peanut butter
inetrior. Standard shift. $5,800.00 ono
Call 423-0694 cell 565-8789


FOR SALE
2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
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Champagne exterior with leather interior. 54,000 miles
Excellent condition, seats 6, dual AC, CD player,
radio, power windows & seats.
Contact 327-0877 after 3pm or 436-8859 or 467-9709


2005 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan interior. Fully loaded, v6,
22" rims, 6 disc changer, sunroof, must go.
$13,000.00
Cell 636-6917 cell 422-2899


2008 HONDA CIVIC
Navy blue exterior with grey interior
$18,500.00
Power lock, power windows, AC, CD player,
good running condition, 4 door.
Cell 429-0093 or 676-7079


TRIB #508A
2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE
Beige exterior with beige interior. $9,000.00 .
22" rims, AC, leather interior and good condition
Also 99 DODGE DURANGO JEEP
3 row leather seats. $5,000.00
Call 242-427-2140 for more info. Ask for Tony


2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER
Silver exterior with grey interior, 42,000 miles,
4 new tires, just seviced, looks and drives good.
$17,500.00
Cell 376-7201


7RIB #4166

2000 VW BEETLE,
Standard shift, needs some work. $3500394-
1370 / 433-8464 / 424-8326.


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2007 HONDA ACCORD
Pearl white exterior with black interior, 4 door,
4 cylinder, good condition pink HID lights,
fog lights, AC. & 22" rims.
Call 356-2492 or 325-4120


2004 HONDA ACCORD
Green exterior with black interior. 2 door,
p/w, auto clean interior, custom sound system,
20 inch rims. Asking $12,000.00 ono
Serious inquiries only. Cell 465-9329




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2005 CHEVY COLORADO
4 doors, 5 cylinder. $16,000.00
2002 DODGE STRATUS
4 cylinder $4,500.00
Cell 525-6268


TRIB #417
2002 JEEP CHEROKEE
Exterior Color: Wine/Dark Red
Interior Color: Grey Leather
Excellent condition-
Asking $8500 ONO.
Call 456-9097


2000 BMW 5281
Silver exterior with black/ leather interior
Sport package, 53,000 miles, fully loaded,
standard shift, good condition, well maintained.
Original owner. $11,000.00 ono.
Call 327-6293 cell 467-9346


TRIB t438
2008 MITSUBISHI ECLISPE
Grey exterior with black interior, keyless entry,
alarm, AC, CD player, alloy rims, fog lights,
very clean, like new. License until July
Asking $17,000, 2.4 cylinder engine,
great on gas.
422-2772 or 432-2772,394-8847









TRIB #440
2008 CHEVY IMPALA
Charcoal exterior with charcoal interior
$17,000.00
Cleanest one on Island, fully loaded, leather'
interior, custom grill, 22" rims.
Cell 552-6741


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rRIB #511
2008 HONDA ACCORD
Black exterior, leather seats. Car can be viewed
at East Bay St. Financing and insurance
available $8,500.00. Also
2004 HONDA ACCORD RIMS. $4,500.00
Cell 429-2251



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FRIB #514
2007 CHEVY TAHOE
Gold exterior with black interior, 34,000 miles,
good condition, sound system, NMC serviced,
custom wheels, clean title, never damaged.
$30,000,00
Call 364-7087 cell 359-0777


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TRIB #421

FOR SALE
2006-BACKHOE CAT 430E
$89,000.00 (DUTY PAID)
1400 Hrs like new, Ac deluxe cab, Hi
ambient cooling, extended hoe, 4 in 1
loader bucket, joystick controls,
4 wheel drive
V-line strata coral rock buckets 20"
and 12", 1 heavy duty 36" bucket.
For more info call.
Rich 366-2210 cell 475-1604


2003 FORD TAURUS
Grey exterior, light grey/leather interior
$6,8000.00
Fully loaded, luxury, limited edition w/sunroof,
in excellent condition. Must sell by x-mas
will negotiable. Call 676-3864 or 376-3837


TRIB #549
51998 MAZDA MILLENIA V6
,Blue exterior with grey interior
$4,500.00
Very good condition, power mirrors, windows,
driver seat, ACtworks great.
Expat leaving Island
Call 376-7470


1998 ALTIMA,
White exterior with tan interior.
$4,700.00 oho AC, factory rims, CD player,
clean in and out, runs very well.
Just in from US.
Cell 466-9721 or 364-8046


TRIB #417A
2005 FORD FOCUS
sedan Exterior Color: Beige Interior Color:
Tan Engine: 4 Cylinder
.Excellent Condition
Asking $7500 ONO
Call 456-9097


1999 FORD MUSTANG GT
White exterior with grey/leather interior ,v8,-
standard shift, flow masters exhaust.
$5,500.00
Call 376-5738


rRIB #553
; 2008 NISSAN ALMERA
Burgundy exterior with black interior
Must selill clean as new,.4 door, automatic,
power windows, locks, air conditioed
Serious inquiries only. $10,500.00 ono
Call 341-8221 or 457-1303 or 361-6758


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FRIB #531
2003 FORD EXPEDITION -EDDIE BAUER
White trim with tan, low mileage,tan leather
interior, 3 row seat, 6 CD changer, DVD player,
22" chrome rims, in excellent condition, 4
original customize rims, AC. $11,000.00
Call 324-8712 or 448-1373 cell


2009 HONDA ACCORD
White exterior with tan/leather interior
2010 HONDA ACCORD, EX
Green exterior, fully loaded! must seel!
Call 395-1262 or 364-4308


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1998 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
Black exterior with tan/leather interior
$4,300.00 ono. Excellent condition, interior detailed for
sale. Christmas Speciall!
2002 MERCEDES A-160 $1500.00
Needs engine work.
excellent interio/exterior/DVD player included.
Serious inquiries only. 357-7865, 4296710


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2001 SUZUKI BALANO
Red exterior with grey interior
Asking price $2,000.000 ono
Phone 326-8942











rRIB #584
1997 HONDA LEGEND
Gray, CD.player, AC,: in Good condition
$4,000.00 ono
Contact: 1-242-557-3635


2001 HONDA ACCORD
Silver exterior with tan/leather .$4,000.00 ono
4_cylinder, v-tec, 94,000 miles,
4 door, cold AC, automatic, windows, doors,
locks. For more info give me a call
39.2-0783 or 4299273

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 LTD EDITION V8
AUTOMATIC 1998
TOTALLY UNMARKED METALLIC BLUE WITH FULL
LIGHT GREY LEATHER
CRASH BARS AND CHROME RUNNING BOARDS
8 SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING, SUNROOF, VERY
RARE AUTOMATIC!
FULL 4 WHEEL DRIVE WHICH WILL DRIVE ON SAND,
ROCKS AND ALL ROUGH TERRAIN WITH NO
PROBLEMS.
THE VEHICLE RUNS ON GAS OR LPG.
FULL SERVICE HISTORY FROM NEW AND JUST HAD
MAJOR SERVICE IN THE UK.
EVERYTHING WORKS AS IT SHOULD. THIS VEHICLE
HAS BEEN VERY WELL LOOKED AFTER AND HAS
NOT DONE ANY HARD OFF ROAD WORK.
THIS VEHICLE IS A RARE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
LIMITED EDITION DEFENDER.
AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON PARADISE ISLAND
$29,995 USD
PLEASE CALL ANYTIME: 357 9117/357 9118/225 1096


rRIB n560
BRAND NEW 2011 JAGUAR XF
PREMIUM LUXURY.
Soft grain seats, Parking Aid pack with rear
camera, 19" alloy wheels,3.0 V6 Petrol
320w Jaguar Premium Sound System +
Port Interface'
Priced $97,995.00. Ph: 361-0000/424-0035.


FRIB #561
2000 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY II SE-7.
Dual Sunroofs, Cold AC, AM/FM/CD Stereo. All
time 4wheel drive. Price $10,500.00.
Ph 424-0035


rRIB #592
2000 FORD EXPEDITION
Black exterior with grey interior.
$2,500.00. AC, 22" rims, touch screen D VD.
Also
1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
Dark purple, leather interior, needs radiator
Asking $1,000.00
Call 361-5501 cell 423-8927












TRIB #562
2011 KINROAD 800CC &1100CC STREET
Legal on road & off road super sport ATV
Buggys for sale powered by suzuki 800cc
$7,500.00 & 1100cc. $8,800.00
Please call 434-7550 or 426-5520














Silver exterior. Excellent family or business


Serious inquiries only. Cell 448-5602


TRIB n567
CHEVROLET TILT MASTER
White exterior with grey interior
In good condition, one owner. $7,500.00
Cell 558-3911


19991 ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK FOR
SALE
closed body truck, white/multi, needs minor
body repairs. Ideal for medium to large
deliveries. Asking $8500.00 ono
Call 326-6331/2/4


CAR FOR SALE
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
2 Door Black Ext & Int. Sport GT Rims
Perfect condition low miles 30,000.00
$5,500. ono
Telephone: 361-5177 &
361-5220 ext-239 or 241


Running but needs some work..
Cell 525-5012


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TRIB #570
1999 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER
Red/brown exterior, brown interior. Leaving
island priced for sale. $9,000.
Phone: 394-8837, 544-9861 or 552-8530


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1' : TRIB #578
2002 HONDA ACCORD
I#7RIB #t593 Silver exterior with black interior ,AC, CD, runs
RIB 577 I1996 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY great, clean inside & out, stick shift, HID lights,
1998 HONDA SABER RIB 586 HEVY TRAIL BLAZER Grey exterior, blue Interior, with CD player, must see! $7,000.00 ono
Svetogoo o 2004 CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER Factory Alarm entry and Alloyed rims.m
Silver exterior good condition, veryreliable. Blue exterior with grey interior. $9,900 uto ic, A Recentl detl nd 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA,
$8,000 ono. Expat leavingFully loaded, excellent condition. Seiced $5,500.00 or nearest offer. CD, leather, AC, new. Asking $7,500 ono











"..RIB #581
TRIB #588 2001 LAND ROVER- RANGE ROVER TRIB #590 RIB #620
1998 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE Navy blue exterior with grey/leather interior 2004 CHEVY TAHOE 2001 GRAND CHEROKEE JEEP
Silver exterior with grey interior, 4 cylinder, AC, Owner leaving, good condition, recently Smoke grey exterior with tan leather interior Red exterior, 20" rims.
CD player, in excellent condition, serviced, license until Nov 2011 $10,500.00 obo. Owner leaving Island, $8,000.00 ono
l$1500.00 ono As Is. $18,500.00obo Only serious inquiries please. Cell 558-6825 Cell 466-5984 or 436-0749
Call 324-8415 cell 429-3014 Call 544-1295 or 429-1892

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:" '.. TRIB #948
TRIB #595
1999 VOLKWAGON JETTA CARAT TRIB #596 2008 HONDA CIVIC
"RIB #583 Black exterior with blackl/leather interior 2004 DODGE DOKOTA Black exterior with grey interior ,
2003 DODGE RAM Good condition, AC, power windows, radio, JUST IN FROM US grey i
Silver exterior with grey interior tape, tinted windows, automatic trans. Silver exterior, extended cab, 4 door, automatic, 2 door, auto, $15,000.00
$11,000.00 ono $2900.00 AC, CD player, power wind/door, alarm, low
License until Sept 2011. Great condition, Cell 393-3939 miles, lic & inspection, very clean, runs smooth Call 327-6746 Cell 242-525-0831
cold AC. Cell 525-5670 or 302-1517 $8,999.00. Call 361-7171 or 434-4182



S, 3 Gt35r turbo kit for Rb25det $1800.00.

1) Gt35r turbo. Dual ball bearing internal gate
14psi actuator .63 rear.
2) Brand new jecs 550cc injectors.
3) Brand new low mount turbo manifold with
spacers.
4) P.I.T.bcu electronic boost controller with built
BBF #613 BF #614 in turbo timer and everything needed for install.
2004 HONDA ACCORD COUPE EX, 2003 HONDA ACCORD COUPE 5) Front/Dump pipe heat wrapped.
Black exterior, black leather interior, seats 2 door, clean title, running in good condition, Everythin is in perfect Working order
sunroof 6 disc CD Changer, seats warmers, ice blue exterior, black leather int. HID and fog Everything is in perfect working order.
cold A/C, 4 Cylinder, great on gas, factory rims, lights, A/C, power everything, 4 cylinder, factory Guaranteed 400 plus wheel horsepower.
excellent condition, clean In and out, alarm, asking $8500 ONO serious inquiries Cell 456-3370
asking $12,500 ph# 428-3195 ph#376-7858/325-0152 C4-


5 FOR SALE
17FT AQUA SPORT BOAT
$5,500.00





RIB #468 1973 28 Bertram Fly bridge Crulier IB #287
2004 SEA FOX OPEN FISHERMAN A Twin 350 crusader engines 2000 MAKO 221
225hp, 4-stoke boat & engine ; A/c, Sleeps 4, Tinted Windows,Refrigerator White 22' center console (duty paid)
254-hrs, 2005 trailer, excellent condition, Sink, toilet. In goodshape 2005, 200 hp mercury-100 rs,
garage kept, never sail in Bahamas trim tabs Fresh water tank 27 gallons VHF, garmin color GPS
garage kept)72 quarts s, tabs 140cc engine with aluminum trailer, Radio CD and Aux In xxx Annual service and new bottom paint within
remote ght. $34000 ck sale. Excellent condition. Sea ready. Remote spot light, Speed 27Knots 3 months xxx. $19,500
(iIIAQ7.AIa RT/9. .dRTRC a'.lil 4aR-7nnR Make An Offer.$2S,000 O.B.O. Cell 424-2483


Call (242)359-1320


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25' HYDRA-SPORT,
Twin 250 yamaha's, runs excellent, very clean,
furuno GPS, clarion cd bracket, double-axle
aluminum trailer. A true must see!! Many extras,
must sell. $24,000.00 ono
Call 436-5065,544-6187


1996 TIARA 4000 EXPRESS
With twin cummins diesels
Generator, AC, Raymarine plotter and many
extras. $195,000.00 ono
Call 325-2380 or 324-2184 Sands











TRIB #f409
1986 CHEERMEN THROLLER FISHING BOAT
Fiber Glass Hull
38 ft long
Engine type: Detroit Diesel
Asking price: $40,000 Nearest Offer
Contact Mark Tumquest @ 357-0934


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2007 CROWNLINE 340 CR. CRUISER.
Mercury 496 MAG MPI Twins 750
Bravo III Duty paid in the Bahamas,
boat is in excellent condition and engines
only have 150 hours on them.
Paid $225,000.00 As New
Asking $150,000.00
(Serious inquiries only)
Call Bert Krista at 376-0199


2" VELOCITY 800 RIMS $1250.00,
Hon Accord Grille $100.00 04-07 Nissan
Max Driver Door Glass $175.00,
ph# 326-4155/456-0644


THIS ISN'T A DEAL
THIS IS A STEAL!!
BRAND NEW
JON WAY 50cc's Scooters

$995.00
RED. BLUE, BLACK
"ONLY 4 LEFT!
CUSTOM FAIRINGS, ELECTRIC START
UP TO 90 MPG
Call AL 448-3570 or 393-3604


CARIB GENERATORS
SUPER SILENT PERKINS, CUMMINS, ISUZU -
GENERATORS:
Automatic Transfer Switch, 100/200 gallon fuel tanks,
Deep Sea Controllers, Stamford Altemators, Weather Proof
Enclosures, Shipping & Customs Duties Included ....50% Deposit:


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Isuzu
Isuzu
Ricardo
Ricardo
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins
Cummins
U.K. Perkins
U.K. Perkins
C.N. Perkins
U.K. Perkins


OKWvv I 4000uuurW V CI, I OT uIlnC I
SAU & FAMILY ISLANDS-- Phone 427-3749


5kw Diesel $7,193.00 .
20kw Diesel $8,100.00
24kw Diesel $ 8,525.00
30kw Diesel $ 8,354.00
40kw Diesel $ 9,318.00
20kw Diesel $11,175.00
30kw Diesel $12,046.00
40kw Diesel $13,250.00
80kw Diesel $18,876.00
30kw Diesel $12,102.00
40kw Diesel $12,445.00
60kw Diesel $13,467.00
90kw Diesel $21,200.00


FOR SALE: 2009 883 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER
JUST LIKE NEW ONLY 394 MILES. ALWAYS
KEPT IN GARAGE.
NEW FORWARD PEDAL KIT INSTALLED.
COMES WITH A COVER.
$15,000.00 CONTACT: DAMON PINDER @
242-367-2598.


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3BF #790
Dell + HP MINI LAPTOP SALE:
1 GB RAM; 160HD; WIFI; Windows XP or
Windows 7; Webcam; Card Reader; Anti Virus
Software. 1 Year Limited Warranty. Finance/
LayAway from $399.99 Call 323.6315


IBF #920
IBM Lenovo Laptop:
Webcam; 3GB RAM; 250GB HD; CD/DVD
Burner; Windows 7; Anti Virus; 2.1 Ghz; WIFI
1 Year Warranty. Price from $559.99.
Finance/LayAway. Call 323.6315.


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TRIB #112
GREAT FOR KIDS
Or college students. Genuine microsbft xp pro,
Microsoft office & antivirus wireless, 1GB mem,
80 gb hd, intel pentium m 14.1 inch screen to
dvd's. $329.00. 394-0120/565-9253


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I $599.


BBF #793
HP Laptop Special:
Webcam; Win 7. CD/DVD Burner. 2GHz. 3GB
RAM. 320HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook
and Twitter Ready. Anti Virus. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance I LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.


3BF #921
HP COMPAQ COMPLETE DESKTOP
SPECIAL: 3GB RAM; 320 HD; CD/DVD RW;
USB Ports; Windows 7 + More; Anti-Virus;
Speakers included. Finance/LayAway from
$599.99. Call 323.6315.




S$599.99


rRIB #223
GATEWAY MINI LAPTOP $345.00
10.1" screen, 1 GB ram, windows 7, built in web
cam, wireless internet.1 year warranty
Ph: 364-7854 e.sales@tronicquest.com


BBF #918
ACER EM + ACER MINI LAPTOP:
1 GB RAM; 160-250GB HD; WiFi; Windows 7;
Webcam; Card Reader. Anti Virus Software. 1
Year Warranty. Finance/LayAway from $349.99.
Call 323.6315



S$499.99


BBF #795
5 HP Compaq 15" Laptop Special:
Win 7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM. 20SOHD.
WIFI. Card Reader. Facebook and Twitter
Ready. Anti-Virus; Fax Line. 1 Year Warranty.
Finance I LayAway from $499.99. Call
323.6315.


3BF #789
Dell Inspiron 15" LAPTOP SALE:
Win Vista/7. CD/DVD RW. 2GHz. 2GB RAM.
160HD. WIFI. Card Reader. Anti-Virus. 1 Year
Warranty. Finance I LayAway from $499.99.
Call 323.6315.


BBF #788
ACER EM + ACER 15" LAPTOP Special:
2GB RAM; 160GB HD; Windows 7; CD/DVD
RW; WiFi. Card Reader; Anti-Virus Software.
1 YEar Warranty. Finance / LayAway from
$499.99. Call 323.6315


TRIB #225
HP PAVILLION LAPTOP $599.00
Dual core CPV, 3 GB ram,web cam,320 GB hard
drive, wireless internet. 1 year warranty. Free Av and
office softw^aro. Call 364-7854


H.P. PAVILLION TX 2000
TOUCH SMART TABLET P.C.
Swivel screen, altec lansing speakers, windows
vista. Hardly Used.
Cost $1,200.00, new $425.00
Call 424-0554 or 327-8086


TRIB #224
TOSHIBA SATELLITE LAPTOP $475.00
15.6 screen, 2 GB ram, 250 GB hard drive
window 7, wireless internet. 1 year warranty free
software. 364- 78b4 or sales (tronicquest.com


CHEAP 27" TV'S
Starting at 149.00
All games available.
Call393-7943


TRIB #285
FOR SALE-BRAND NEW!
Playstation 3160GB &WiFi w//2 free games
& 2 mics $570
Xbox 360 4GBw/WiFi(new models)$395
Nintendo Wii(red)w/Wii sports & mario Bros
$375
Nintendo Ds or psp $280
ipod touch 8GB $285
Call:525-6223


FOR SALE -BRAND NEW!
Nikon S3000 12MPdigital Camera
w/rechargeable battery $185
Olympus T100 12MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $135
Fujifilm J40 12.2MP digital camera
w/rechargeable battery $150
Ipod touch 8GB $295
Call 525-6223


BBF #922
Toshiba Laptop 15" Special:
Windows 7; CD/DVD RW; 2.1 GHz; 2GB RAM;
250 HD; Card Reader;. WIFI; Anti Virus
Software; 1 Year Warranty. Financel LayAway.
Price $489.99. Call 323.6315.


BBF #916
Dell Zino Desktop Special:,
2GB RAM; 250 HD; CD/DVD RW; USB Ports;
Win Vista I 7 + More; Anti-Virus; Speakers; NOT
Included. Finance/LayAway from $599.99.
Call 323.6315.


FOR SALE-BRAND NEWl .
Toshiba/LG 32"LCD TV $585
Toshiba 42" LCD tv $860
SToshiba DVD player $75
pioneer DEH1300MP car CD player w/remote
$150
Free. cordless phone w/every TV or CD player
purchase!!
Call 525-6223


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TRIB #521
PS3 Bundle, 160GB,
3 Games $599
Cam corder $199
Call 394-4357 cell 422-0789

TRIB #533


NEW SERCUITY
EOEQUIPMENT
6 Motorola 6 miles. 6
solid steel slicks. 6 hand
cuffs
6 mace and much more.
Total cost $2 300 00

Call 393-4481
or
393-7481, 458-5163


Every single anime, TV show, HBO series, Pay
Per View event and hentai is in. call 427-3330







N 'rton $29.99
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BBF f911
Norton Antlvirus Sale:
Industry leading protection against viruses,
spyware. Removes threats, causes no damage.
Scans constantly to stop future attacks. Price
$29.99. Call 323.6315.


$19.99


3BF ff912
HP 4GB Flash Drive Sale:
Store data, important files, videos, pictures and
take them with you. Works on any laptop or
desktop, just plug and play into any usb port.
Price $19.99. 1 Year warranty.
Call 323.6315

BBF #602




PHONE 3GS 16GB FOR
$600,
iPhone 3g 16gb for $450
ph#456-3781/454-7209
phone comes with box in
mint
condition


RIB #650
'ILINK & NFUSION PROGRAMMER SYSTEM
C&
HDTV SYSTEM
Contact: 341-6241 or 544-9556


BBF #909
Universal Laptop Chargers:
Charger compatible with-most pc laptops. Fits
Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP, Sony, Compaq, Fujitsu,
Asus, NEC ad more. 90W with multiple
connectors. Warranty included. Price $39.99.
Call 323.6315;


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TRIB #579
2 VERY NICE SLIGHTLY USED LEATHER
SOFAS
Wood bottom. $1200.00 ono
Ph: 362-0881 or 376-3940


BBF #594
STARTING AT $22.00.....SHAWL &
NECKLACE SET!!I
FREE GIFT BOX, GIFT WRAP TISSUE
PAPER AND BOW!ll
Ph# 357-4437 or 326-6910.


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9BAHAMAS BUSINESS SERVICE

RESTAURANT DIRECTORY


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
#289 MARKET ST SOUTH PO BOX N-7984, NASSAU
THREE SERVICES SUNDAY
7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:15 AM
PRAYERS FOR YOUR BABIES EVERY SUNDAY
WEDDINGS* FUNERALS*HOMES* CARS
Just call the numbers listed, Saet ?ran f9 P.
I'll personally handle your request. Puc&
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#94 Dowdeswell Street
Tel: (242) 356-0907
Sunday Friday 7 am 4 p.m
; ;Vegetarian,& Native-.Di-s .-
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Daily specials Boil & Stew Fish

YOUR BABY CAN READ!
An early literacy system for babies,
toddlers and preschoolers


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Distributor
Sherle Knowles
Phone: 393-8478
or 380-8023


"UNDERSTANODIMG WHAT T. '
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PC Repair, Virus Removal and Upgrade
Computer Sales and Installations
Wired andWireless Networking
Data Recovery
Network, Design & Support
Canera Surveillance Sates & Installations
Phane: 242-357-3095 or 32-458
E-mail:
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Computer mingde la ll www.bluechipba harnas.com


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395-5726, 425-1588
362-0271
Nassau, Bahamas -

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BOOKS DVDS
MUSIC CDS



A Pa EC-T CIFT POR ANY OCCASION
MARATHON MALL TEL: 394-6601


CAR

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DRIVEN FOR DEPENDABILITY
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Braiding, Rope Twist, Afro (Master Stylist)
Twist, Two Strand Twist,
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Creative Cuts and styling, 28 454-3556
pieces, Color Treatments, 468-3234
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HALL FOR RENT

Telephone 425-2695
Over five thousand plus square footage
of open spaces with a view
Wedding Reception
Parties
Class Reunion, etc


PASS BJC's with A's and B's
Do You Know a Child Sitting BJC's in June 2011 ?
Does Your Child Need Help Preparing for Successful Result?
Get $$$ for A's and B's

CALL 357-8457 or visit step-above10@live.com
for more information


MAGIC HAIR
LADIES DO YOU WANT THICKERLONGER AND FULLER
HAIR
INSTANTLY? Try the NEW UNDETECTABLE
hair extension for balding and thinning hair.
OR
Strand by Strand extension worn by your favorite
celebrity l
NO GLUE or SEWING
Hair regrowth treatment for balding, thinning and hair breakage.
100% remy human hair for sale
Call today for a FREE trealtent!
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, 455- 8856


NATURAL STYLES BEAUTY SALON
is offering
10% Discount on ALL services of $50.00 or more
for the month of November when you bring in this Ad.
Telephone 393-2953 341-0011
Also at
HAIR BOUTIQUE
Located off Soldier Rd & Prince Charles Dr
Sin 3-storey yellow bldg.
telephone 393-1551


SIR CHARLES HOTEL

East Street South & Malcolm Road

ROOMS FROM $55.00

Telephone 322-5641, 356-3187/8
Family Islanders Wecome!
Visa/Master Card Accepted


D&,H

Electronic & Appliance Sales & Repairs
South Beach Shopping Centre
Nassau Bahamas
Tel 242-392-5396 Cell 242-457-3045
Pick Up & Delivery



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We give new life to old tubs.
Rust! Leaks! Colour Change!
Dingy Looking!
Tub Doctors has the solution.
SAL ST A 4 O6


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CAREFREE CARPET CLEANING
DIRTY FURNITURE?
Sofa $75, Love Seat $55, Arm Chair $40
DIRTY CAR SEAT?DIRTY CARPET &
RUGS? ROOMS UNDER 150 sq. ft $35
If we can't clean it throw it away.
Dry in one hour.
Like new!
Tel: (242) 325-5108, 362-1444
Fax(242) 362-2384
CLOSE SATURDAY

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CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE CLEANING


* PLUMBING ELECTRIC
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"GIVE US A CALL AND INVEST IN OUR SERVICES"
PH: 565-8008 468-5435
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REALTY


RENTALS APARTMENTS
EASTERN ROAD 1bed,
1bath, Furnished REF# 48009
Monthly $850
PRINCE CHARLES DRIVE 2
beds, 2 baths, Semi-furnished
REF# 49209 Monthly $1,350
WEST GROVE 2 beds, 2
baths, Unfurnished REF #
48409 Monthly $1,500
CABLE BEACH 2 beds, 2.5
baths, Semi-furnished REF#
47709 Monthly $1,700
HIGHLAND PARK 2 beds,
2.5 baths, Furnished REF #
48709 Mdnthly $1,800
LOVE BEACH 2 beds, 2
baths, Furnished REF# 49309
Monthly $2,800
ORANGE HILL WEST 2
beds, 2.5 baths, Furnished
REF# 4,1409 Monthly $3,000
SANDY PORT 2 beds, 2.5
baths, Furnished REF# 42609
Monthly $3,500
VISTA MARINA 3 beds, 3.5
baths, Furnished REF# 44909
Monthly $3,800
BAYROC 3 bed, 3.5 bath,
Furnished REF # 50709
Monthly $8,500.00
RENTALS HOUSES:
HIGH VISTA 3 beds, 2.5
baths, Furnished REF# 44109
Monthly $ 2,400
HIGHLAND PARK 3 beds, 2
baths, Semi-furnished REF #
46509 Monthly $2,450
CABLE BEACH 3 beds,
bath, Furnished REF# 42509
Monthly $3,000
CORAL HARBOUR 4beds,
3baths, Furnished REF #
43809 Monthly $2,700
LOTS
FOX HILL: Approximately
6,100 sq ft lot with duplex belt
course. $92,000.00
TWYNAM HEIGHTS: Single
family lots approximately
11,000 Sq. Ft. $175,000.00
WEST BAY ST. SAFFRON
HILL: Single Family lots
starting $175,000.00
MULTI FAMILY WEST LAKE
PLANTATION: 9,100 Sq. Ft.
Lots starting $200,000.00
JACK ISAACS
REAL ESTATE
CALL: 322-1069
lnfo@bahamaspropertv.com
www.bahamasproperty.com


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REALTY /

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LOTS
BEACHFRONT LOT OCEAN
CLUB ESTATES-EXCLUSIVE:
Unique lot with white sandy
beach in Exclusive Gated
Community on Paradise Island.
$5,000,000.00
HOUSES
MOUNT PLEASANT:
Charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath
home in mature
neighborhood located
minutes from Lyford Cay
shopping center. $132,000.00
GREAT OPPORTUNITY
EASTERN RD. TOWNHOUSE:
Panoramic Oceanviews 3 bed,
3 bath. Living and dining areas
extend to terrace. Loft with full
bathroom. beautiful pool,
laundry facilities, seconds from
beach. $399,000.00
DELAPORT TOWNHOUSE:
Oceanfront 3 bed 2 bath
townhouse with ocean views
from every room. Stand-by
generator. Gated community in
able Beach area.
$595,000.00
CABLE BEACH PENTHOUSE:
Oceanfront 3 bed, 2 bath, 2
story penthouse in Cable
Beach. In excellent condition
and comprised of
approximately 2,000 square
feet this penthouse is tastefully
furnished and boasts fantastic
views of the surrounding
turquoise waters.
$865,000.00
WATERFRONT OLD FORT
BAY: Stunning 3 bed, 3.5
bath family home is located in
the prestigious gated
community of Old Fort Bay.
Move-in ready with serene and
tasteful ambiance incorporating
Caribbean style furnishings,
artwork, window treatments and
decorative accents. Hardwood
floors throughout the master
suite, office and stairwell. Shell
Stone tile adorns all other
rooms and the patio and pool
area. Professionally
landscaped garden with fully
automated irrigation system
and 60 KW Kohler Generator.
$3,700,000.00
JACK ISAACS
REAL ESTATE
CALL: 322-1069
info@bahamasproperty.com
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PROPERTY FOR SALE
IN FREEPORT
Size 168x178x49
Utilities in place.
$30,000 O.N.O
Call:
373-3362 / 443-6713


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BAHAMAS


EXCLUSIVES
EXUMA! Two lots available,
each with 10,000SF with
utilities nearby, perfect for
future investment or your island
getaway! Web Ref: 564694.
Price: $17,999
FOXDALEI Residential lot with
11,312SF with single/multi-
family zoning giving you various
options! Web Ref: 564697.
Price: $150,000
FOXDALE! 3bd/2bt family
home in a well established
area. Features a well laid out
floor plan with open
living/dining & kitchen w
breakfast bar. Laundry room,
tiled, wall a/c, and deck in the
back yard. Web Ref: 564459
Price: $199,000
COMMERCIAL NASSAU STI
Lot features. 10,777. SF, is
slightly elevated and has ample
room for your business venture
Call today! Web Ref: 564322.
Price: $229,000
CABLE BEACH Very
spacious condo. with 3bd/3.5bt.
Beach access and pool/sun
deck. Lots of counter space
and storage in kitchen, ceramic
tiles/carpet throughout, ceiling
fans, wall a/c units & lots of
windows. Web Ref: 564454
Price: $310,000
SANDYPORTI Premier canal-
front townhouse. 4bd/3.5bt end
unit features 2,444 SF of living
space ,not including porches
and a covered carport. Fully
fenced with a front yard and
there is a private deck, boat
dock and boat house! Web Ref:
563816 Price: $695,000
HARBOUR ISLAND! Ready for
immediate occupancy,
attractively furnished 2bd/2bt
with hardwood floors, well-
equipped kitchen with breakfast
bar and laundry closet, large
master suite & ample storage.
Rent while you're not there!
Web Ref: 564437 Price: $1.1 M
GREAT HARBOUR CAY!
Canal front property with 105+/-
feet of canal frontage. Spacious
14,221SF property has a
duplex accommodating a
3bd/2bt apartment and a
1bd/1bt apartment. Web Ref:
564604. Price: $1.25M
SALES
FREEPORT! 0.31 acre lot is
just right for you conveniently
located about 5 miles from
down town, restaurants &
shopping! Web Ref: 564732.
Price: $34,720
ANDROS! Two lots being sold
as one each being 100' x 200'
offering lots of space to build
your dream home and located
just south of the Congo Town
Airport in beautiful Andros.
There is 100' of road frontage
on Queen's Highway and being
200' deep. Web Ref: 564916.
Price: $55,000
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs


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SALES
ABACO! Unfinished triplex -
finish to your taste! Completed
up to the belt beam, desirable
location, family neighbourhood.
Nice size corner lot. Web Ref:
564619. Price: $125,000
SOUTH OCEAN! Large multi-
family lot located just off South
Ocean Blvd. with just under
12,500SF and approved zoning
for 5 townhouse units! Web
Ref: 564532. Price: $249,000
SAFFRON HILL! Prime ocean
view residential lot in the gated
subdivision located directly
opposite the ocean with 9,000
SF. Web Ref: 564512 Price:
$320,000
FREEPORT! Beautiful home
with 140' deep canal frontage.
Features 3bd+/3.5b+ and lots
of space for family and friends.
Gorgeous terrace overlooking
canal, 16' ceilings, impact
windows,2-car garage & lots
more. Web Ref: 564357. Price:
$1.25M
FOR RENT
EAST BAY ST! Centrally
located 1bd/1bt condo with
harbour views. Private, secure
complex featuring a pool, gym
& conference room. Close to
restaurants, marinas,
downtown & Paradise Island.
Web Ref: 564931. Price:
$1,500 p/m
PARADISE IS! With swimming
pool, lush tropical landscaping
and just minutes from all the
activities of Atlantis & a short
walk to the beach this 1bd/1bt
apartment is offered attractively
furnished and features a
comfortable layout. Web Ref:
564935. Price: $1,500 p/m
MOUNT VERNON! Charming
2bd/2bt condo overlooking pool
in upscale neighbourhood.
Features include a covered
patio, central air and a lush
garden. Offered tastefully
furnished. Web Ref: 564933.
Price: $2,000 p/m
THE GROVE! Immaculate
3bd/2.5bt furnished townhouse
located in gated community.
Fully equipped kitchen with
energy star rated & other eco-
friendly features, spacious
living areas, wrap-around
custom built deck & gazebo.
Electrical shutters, central air &
2-car garage. Web Ref:
564708. $3,850 p/m
PARADISE IS! Spacious
3bd/3.5bt apartment has
unmatchable harbour front
views and location. Ground
floor apartment has large wrap-
around patio overlooking the
pool, marina and views beyond.
Web Ref: 564934. Price:
$5,000 p/m
Contact Bahamas Realty Ltd.
'Ph: 242-396-0000
www.bahamasrealty.bs


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Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com
Rentals
Bay Street Office Space-
Starting at $500 p/m
Culberts Hill: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Apt. Fully Furn. Includes all
utilities. $1,100 p/m
Pride Estates: 3 Bed, 2 Bath
home, furnished with paved
driveway $1,300 p/m
Westridge: 2 Bed, 2 Bath Semi
Furn. Gated, washer & dryer.
$1,350 p/m
Sea Breeze Lane: 2 Bed, 2
Bath Fully Furn. Gated.
Washer/dryer $1,400 p/m
Off West Bay: 2 Bed, 1 'Bath
Fully Furn. Incl.,
water,phone,cable,internet
$1,500 p/m
Carefree: 2 Bed, 1 Bath, Fully
Furn. Incl. water. Ocean & Pool
4$1,500 p/m
West Bay Street: 3 Bed, 2.5
Bath Large Unfurn. Townhouse
$1,550 p/m
Sea Beach Estates: 2 Bed, 1.5
Bath. Semi Furn, granite, wood
floor $1,700 p/m
Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Spacious. Fully Furnished
$2,000 p/m
Delaporte Condo: 2 Bed, 2
Bath. Furn, pool, bch, gated.
$2,200 p/m
Cable Beach: 2Bed, 2Bath.
Gated, Furn. a/c, near beach
$2,300 p/m
Westridge: 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Fully Furn townhome with pool.
Gated $2,500 p/m
Cable Beach: 2 Bed, 2 Bath
Oceanfront Gated, fully furn a/c
$2,500 p/m
Sulgrave Manor: 2 Bed, 2
Bath Condo with pool & beach.
$2,500
Paradise Island: 2 Bed, 2.5
Bath. Furnished with Pool.
$2,600 p/m
Office At Ocean Place- $2,500
'p/m

Delaporte Point: Townhome, 3
bed 2.5 bath, furn, oceanfront,
gated, pools, beach $3,500 p/m
Sandyport: 3Bed, 3.5 Bath.
Fully furn w/dock slip. Kids
Allowed $4,000 p/m


Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
www.RTBahamas.com
South Ocean: 3 Bed, 3.5 Bath
4,000 sq ft. home with pool and
a/c $4,000 p/m
Bay Street night club $5,000
p/m

Residential/Commercial
Off Minnie St. Duplex Bldg
for sale, 2 Bed, 1 Bath each
side $150,000'
Sir. Lynden Pindling 2 Bed,
2 Bath Home for sale. Unfurn.
Great Buy $165,000
San Souci: 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath
Townhouse, semi furnished
with courtyard $180,000
Hilltop (2nd Terrace): 2 Bed, 2
Bath, a/c. View of Atlantis and
harbor $185,000
Bernard Rd -3bd 2bth home
attached 1 bd apartment -
$190,000
Kool Air Drive: Duplex for sale
in Excellent Condition 2 Bed, 1
Bath. $205,000
Resario West: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhome w/pool, landscaped.
$239,000
Twynum: New 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Townhouse. Unfurnished with
deck $250,000
Off Hanna Rd: Duplex Building
Brand New. Burglar Bars
$265,000

Westridge: 2 Bed, 2.5 Bath
Condo, Gated Access, Pool.
$269,000
Stapledon Gardens: Duplex
for Sale. 2 Bed, 1 Bath
$285,000
Sandford Drive (West): 2 Bed,
2.5 Bath Townhome a/c, gated,
.pool $290,000
Chazon Estates (Southwest
N.P): 3 Bed, 2 Bath Brand New
Home $299,000
Faith Ave: Restaurant with
attached 2 Bed, 2 Bath apt.
Brand New $330,000
Southern Breeze: Triplex Bldg.
A/C, 8,100 sq ft. Lot. $350,000

Marshall Road- Misty
Gardens Like New Triplex
Deal Reduce NOW $410,000
Off Prince Charles: 3 Bed, 3.5
Bath Home Unfurnished,
landscaped $420,000
Sunset View Villas: 5 Bed, 3.5
Bath with oceanfront views on








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West Bay $750,000
Bay St. & Victoria Ave
Tel: (242) 323 0800/1
sales@RTBahamas.com
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Carmichael Road- Duplex,
home and land DEAL-
$800,000
Lots
Nassau Village: Duplex Lot 75
x 75 Only $65,000
East St. South: Duplex Lot 55
x 113 Brand new Subdivision
$80,000
Pride Estate: Duplex Lot 7,000
Sq.ft $85,000.
Victoria Gardens: Duplex Lot
65x100 w/ footing & plans
included $85,000
Off Harold Road Triplex Lot
8,000 sq.ft $87,000 ..
Balfour Estates West: Brand
New Approved Duplex Lots
ONLY $95,000
Marshal Road: Multi-Family
Lot 80 x 120. Beach Access
$95,000
Via Della Rosa: Triplex Lots
starting from $99,000. Only 5
left.
Off Carmichael Rd: Triplex lot.
63 x 122. $107,000
John Claridge Estates: New
on Eastern Rd. Corner Lot 80 x
111. $115,000
West Winds: 70 x 92 Ridge Lot
in gated community with
amenities $125,000
High Point Estates: 8,517 sq
ft. Large Single Family lot
$125,000
Spikenard Road- Cul-De Sac
Large Lot 90x150- $150,000
Highland Park: Single Family
Lot 13,000 sq ft. 150 x 90.

APTS LOTS FOR SALE
50x130,! $75,000.
Cowpen Road.
Phone:423-1643, anytime
24 hours.
Ask for Hanna.

CANAL FRONT
Two bedroom 1.1.2 bath canal
front townhonise @ $300,000
pre-construction price. Contact
us at 242! 362-2555/6
Fax 242-362-2552
Email:rwkiyms coralwave.com
www.veniceb.ybahamas.com
CHIPPIINGHAM BAR with
many extras or? 14,000 +square
1 foot lot.
Reduced tp $375,000.
Call :426-7!587, 225-4130


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REALTY
Telephone.
341-4303, 454-1702,
454-8978 or 395-6483
Coral Harbour 80x100
$99,500.00
Off Carmichael Road 52x1 10
$73,000.00
Off Soldier Road 50 x 100
$49,000.00
Pine Barren of Prince Charles
51 x143 $73,000.00
Off Cowpen Road 50x100
$62,500.00
Fox Hill Road 2 Duplex Lots
60x100 $60,000.00
Chippingham Duplex Lots
50x97 $60,000.00
Off Soldier Road Triplex:
50X140 $90,000.00
Off Soldier Road West
Residential' Lots 50x100
$72,000.00
Sandilands Village Road 2
Triplex Lots 53x125 $86,000.
Marshall Road near water
53x125 $86,000.00
Coral Harbour Residential Lots
60x1 50 $106,000.00
Gardens Hills 50x100
$70,000.00
Coral Breeze Gated 75x100
$99,500.00
St. Andrews Beach
Residential Lot 90x90
$120,000.00
Bacardi Road Gated 65Z100
$95,000.00
Yuma Estates Gated 65x100
$99,000.00
Serenity 60X100 $85,000.00
South Ocean Estates 100x124
$158,000.00
Twin Lakes 103X140
$246,000.00
ACREAGES
Marshall Road on the water
3.45 acres 800,000.00
Martshall Road 5 acres
930,000.00
Off Gladstone Road 9 acres
1.63 Mil
Orange Hill 2 acres
362,000.00
Off St. Vincent 1.80 acres
460,000.00
Marshall Road on the water
3.2. acres $420,000.00
BUILDINGS
Nassau Village 3bed, 8 bath
good condition 80x100
110,000.00 1


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For more info & photos go to
WWW.MARIOCAREYRE
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LOTS
Cable Beach Ref#8791
Ref#8791 80' x 90' residential
lot on cable beach, gated
community of Eves featuring
beach and pool access. Claim
this lot now for just 293,000.
Love Beach Ref #8544
West Winds- Don't miss this-
opportunity to build your dream,
large single family lot in
exclusive community. Pools,
tennis court, club house, Close
to shopping and restaurants.
Price: $110,000.00
South Ocean Ref #8644
Triplex lot in new subdivision
being sold below appraised
value nestled in the middle of
billion dollars projects.
$100,000.00 -
Pride Estates Ref#8815
A large triplex lot with approved
plans in a great quiet mostly
residential community. Find
photos and more info on our
website. $87,500.00
CONDOS
Dicks Point-Ref#8762
Ref#8762 Fully Furn.,
Oceanfront 3 bed, 2.5 bath
townhome, in Dick's Point.
Enjoy your own private dock
slip, 24 hour security, tennis
court, large swimming pool and
private storage. Indulge in this
luxurious home for just
973,000.
Coral Harbor Ref#8749
Sunset Landing- Coral Harbour,
Luxurious townhouse 2bd 1.6
bath, gourmet kitchen, open
floor plan, and spectacular
views of the ocean. Private
balconies, laundry room and a
sparkling' pool. Price:
$216,666.00
Paradise Island Ref#8405
Harbour Colony-Paradise
Island, Excellent offer for
private Island living. Waterfront
Condo 3bd, 2bath, Nearby
"Beach, washer/dryer, private
parking
Price: $394,000.00
JFK Ref#8584
Tuscan Isles High Point, Last
one, Gated community, Brand
New, spacious townhome 3bd
2.5 bath. Elegant finishes
throughout. Price: $290,000.00
Love Beach Ref#8519
Palm Point-West Winds,
Secure. Community, Newest
development, granite counter-
tops, designer appliances,
clubhouse and numerous
amenities. Price: $255,000.00


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SALES LOTS
3754 Adelaide residential
acreage overlooking the creek
$495k
3132 Westridge residential lot
(120'x205') $346,500
3738 Indigo: 60 x 100
residential lot in gated
community $175k
3568 Charlotteville 7,997 s. ft.
residential lot $154k
3766 Turnberry: 7,200 sq. ft.
residential lot in exclusive gated
community out West $145k
178 EXCLUSIVE Exuma
Regatta Ridge 10,000sf,
elevated with sea views lot-
$100k
3424 Summerhaven duplex
lot 6,500sf, great investment
$75k-
3721 EXCLUSIVE Exuma
residential lot 10,000sf BS16
$6000
SALES CONDOS & HOMES
3759 Jacaranda: Brand new
4bed 4bth home $990k
"EXCLUSIVE"
238 EXCLUSIVE & PRICE
REDUCED Sandyport 4bed
3.5bth,home furnish $895K
3791 Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $825k
3739 Vista Marina 4bed 5bth
home furnish $520k
3630 Ocean West townhome
2bed 2.5bth $395k
3685 Ashford Villas 3bed
2.5bths $350k
3805 Beachtront Condo: 2
bed, 2 bath unit with beautiful
views $349,500
3717 Harbour Mews
townhome 2bed 1bth $316k
RENTALS
3804 Executive 3 bed, 3.5
bath Condo with panoramic
views $7,500
3790 Grove West home
4beds 4.5baths, pool, hilltop
elevation, spacious $6500pm
3387 SP townhome 4bed,
3.5bth furnish $6000
3535 Caves Point 3bed,
2.5bth furnish $5000
3707 Blair home 4bed 3bth
furnish $4000
3767 Eastern rd home 3bed
3bth furnish $3950
3781 Sandyport Condo 3 bed,
3 bath unit with spectacular
views $3,500.00
130 EXCLUSIVE Nautica
condo 3bed 2.bth furnish $3400
3320 Prospect ridge condo
2bed 2bth furnish $1800
3807 Westridge spacious,
tastefully furnished 2beds bath
Cottage, connect with nature
$1,800
3798 Sea Beach estates -
Newly built 2beds 2.5baths
furnished town home $1700
includes water & Basic
Cable)
EXCLUSIVE Sea Beach
estates Nicely furnished and
spacious 1 bed 1 bath unit
$1,400
Call 362.5219 / 326.6441
www.moskorealty.com


Lighthouse Realty &
Investments
Telephone: 341-391,1/
465-8344/
426-7587/425-0800
Multi-Family Lots .
Off St.Vincent Road Fourplex
Lot 50 x 135 $112,000.00
O.N.O.
Tropical Gardens 75, x 173 -
$225,000.00 O.N.O
Coral Vista Triplex 80 x 100 -
,$139,000.00 O.N.O
Tropical Gardens 60 x 170 -
$145,000.00
Tropical Gardens 99 x 110 -
$125,000.00
'Rivera Subdivision 80 x 100 -
$140,000.00 O.N.O
Off Kemp Road 50 x 85 -
$45,000.00 O.N.O
Boatswain Hill lakefront lot
9,000 sq ft $124,000.00
Shrimp Road 60 x 178 -
$139,500.00
Bacardi Road 87.62 x 100 -
$92,000.00 O.N.O.
Plumbago Drive 80 x 125 -
$90,000.00
Off Malcolm Road Duplex Lot
61.89 x 85 $52,000.00 O.N.O
Unison Road Fourplex Lot 50
x 154 $122,000.00 O.N.O
Coral Lakes Fourplex Lot
88.93 x 130 on the Lake -
$147,000.00 O.N.O
Commercial Lots
Off Spikenard Road 2.28
acres $455,000.00
Off Tonique Highway 2 acres
- $585,000.00 or lease @ $,
4,000.00 an acre O.N.O
Adderley Street Bernard
Road- 5 lots 61 x 202 -
$135,000.00 $140,000.00
Residential Lots
Highland Terrace 90 x 150 -
$165,000.00
Marshall Road Waterfront 76 x
260 $190,000.00 O.N.O
Sans Souci 10,340 sq ft with
matured. fruit trees
$130,000.00
Venice Bay Ocean View
10,695 sq ft $255,000.00
Treasure Cove Beachfront Lot
70 x 100 $235,000.00 O.N.O


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Lighthouse Realty &
Investments
Telephone: 341-3911/
465-8344/
426-7587/425-0800
St. Andrews Beach Estates
90 x 90 $115,000.00
Charlotteville 60 x 120
$172,000.00
Westwind Gated Communit
60;x-100 $127,000.00 O.N.O
Charlotteville60x1 25,$192,OOC

Sir Lynden Pindling Estates -
2 Bedrooms 2 Baths house or
a 60 x 100 lot $169,000.0C
O.N.O
Constitution Drive House
Bedrooms 2: Baths house-on
multi-family lot 100 x 160
$299,000.00 O.N.O.
Adelaide Gardens -
Bedrooms 2 Baths, full
furnished $1.95,000.00 O.N.O.
Highland Park Villas L
Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms witlV
central air, security screens
walled in yard with electric gate
and a "two car garage
$530,000.00
Seabreeze Lane 3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms, 1,680 sq f
house, with wood ceilings
.central air, large kitchen, wallet
in and gated with burglar bars
$285,000.00
Joan's Heights 4 Bedrooms
3.5 Baths two storey 2028 sq f
house $225,000.00
Firetrail Road 3 Bedrooms
Bathrooms with central air
security bars, on a large,
enclosed yard $255,000.C
O.N.O
Coral Harbour 3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bathrooms House witf
Central Air, Loft Office, Double
Car Garage, Enclosed Yard .
$385,000.00 O.N.O.
Sapodilla Boulevard -
Bedrooms 2 Baths, with wooc
kitchen cabinets with granite
countertops $230,000.OC
O:N.O
Cockburn Street -
Bedroomsl 1 Bathroom house
on a multi-family lot in cul-de.
sac $13,000.00 O.N.O.
Apartment Buildings
Hlghburyb Park Duplex Fixei
Upper a Bedrooms 2 Batht
with a Den and 1 Bedroom 1
Bath $227,000.00 O.N.O.
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Westwinds-Gated Lot
$115,000
Fox Hill 2 bed 2 bath home
$116,000
Charlottesville-Gated Lot
$155,900
St. Albans Drive off West Bay
St. walk to beach: Large 2 bed
2 bath furnished condo
$189,000
Off Marshall Road: 2 bed 1
bath Duplex $225,000.
Westward Villas: 3 bed ,2 .5
bath full A/C Town House
Condo Front and rear
balconies, garage, pvt yard
$495,000
Gardens Hills: 3 bed 2 bath
house, $210,000
Off West Bay: 3 bed 2 bath
house, 5 min walk to beach
$235,000
Sea Breeze: Executive 4 bed 3
bath house with
Tennis Court on two Lots
$463,000.
Meeting Street: Split-level
building ideal for Office,
reduced for quick sale
$215,000.
Nassau Street: Commercial
Building $335,000
Carmichael Road: Large
Commercial Building $595,000
Oakes Field: Commercial
Building 23,700 sq ft
warehouse and office 1.1
Acre land$1,500,000
Foxdale Sub. Lot $60,000
Claridgedale Sub. Corner lot
$63,000
Garden Hills Lot. 6,014 sq.ft.
$72,000
Serenity-Gated
Single & Multi Family lots
starting @ $80,000
South Seas-Gated: lots
starting @ $83,796
Coral Breezes- Family lots
starts @$99,500
Lyford Hills great living, Lots
starting @ $117,600
Coral Heights East S/F Lot 75
x 105$ 120,000
Airport Industrial Park
10,085sq. ft. $125,000
Destini Lakes: lots starts @
$135,000
Jacaranda Gated Lots starts @
$143,000.
SouthWestridge Lot with Lake
view $237,000
Charlotteville Lot $ 145,000
Saffron Hill lots Starting @
$175,000,
Balmoral. Gated: lots
$238,000.00
Indigo -Out West Lot with Sea
View $240,000
Serenity Estates lots 100 x
304 $250,000.00
Westridge: Large Multi-Family
Lot $285,000.
Off West Bay: Large M/F Lot 2
mins from beach
Coral Vista -Large corner lot
$137,000
Family Island Lots
Freeport: Shannon Golf
Course 1/2 acre lot with 161 ft.
on golf course, a great buy at
price $65,000.
Ph: 328-2001 / 326-4400
Fax: 356-4044


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R E A L T Y

VACANT LOTS
ALLEN DR. 48X79 $50,000
BACARDI RD. corner lot
74X100 w/Foundation $90,00
BREAD FRUIT St. Pine Wood
50 xl 00 $65,000
CARMICHAEL ROAD (off)
52X73 $40,000
CENTERVILL/ Hampton St.
$75,000
COWPEN RD 50X130
$93,000
CORAL BREEZE EST. 60X100
$99,500
DORSETVILLE (corner lot) 50
x 100 $72,000
ENGLESTON 'TUFU CL.' 100
X 101 $90,000
HARBOUR ISLAND 107X134
$400,000 .
HIGH PIONT Duplex Lot
7,800 sq.ft. $140,000
JOE FARRINGTON RD.
100x120 $195,000 ,
ROLLING HILLS 3BDR
,2.5BTH $310,000
SOUTH SEAS (constr.
package), 3BRM2.5 BTH,
$288,000
STAPLETON GRD Irg. 3BDR
2BTH w/2brm.apt $460,000
WOODS ALLY off Market St.
new 2Brm,2Bth.$150,000
YUMA ESTATES (constr.
Packagee, 3BRD2.5BTH,
$310,000
Jones-Dixon Realty @
677-5443 434-2044


LOTS FOR SALE

Three (3) Gated Communities
YUMA ESTATES
off West Bay Street,
Single Family Lots starting at
$99,500
Duplex Lots $129,000
Triplex Lot $155,500
Fourplex Lot $195,000
SOUTH SEAS ESTATES &
MARINA off Bacardi Rd
Single Family Lots starting at
$90,000
Call: 677-3121 -677-3120
8:30 am 5pm
After 6pm 424-5227- 341-7184


SALES
Marshall Road: This spacious
triplex is located in a quiet
subdivision off of Marshall
Road. It features three 1 bed, 1
bath units, approximately 760
sq. ft. $299,000 gross Prop4rty
#2137
Soldier Road: This apartment
building off of Soldier Road
contains six 2 bed, 1 bath units.
The units are unfurnished and
have central a/c. $497,000
gross Property # 2150
Windsor Street: attractive well
maintained 4 bed/3 bath home
features high wooden ceilings
and large windows. Enclosed
yard with many fruit trees.
$247,500 gross Property
#1972
LDITS
Dover Sound, Grand Bahama:
This residential lot is'located in
Dover Sound, on the north side
of Grand Bahama. It features
approximately 125 feet of canal
frontage on a deep water canal
and has great views across the
canal. $55,000 gross Property
# 2139
Gambler Heights: Duplex lot in
a great area. This lot is close
to the beach, restaurants and
the airport. $210,000 gross
Property # 2142
East Sunrise, Grand Bahama:
large residential lot located in
gated community. This new
community has all infrastructure
in place, close to the Albany
Project, Lyford Cay and the
International Airport. $165,000
gross Property # 2147
RENTALS
Collins Ave: This 3,000 sq. ft.
Ground floor commercial space
is ideal for a retail shop or
possibly an office. It features
air conditioning, shop front
windows and a standby
generator. $4,375/mth
Property #2148
Harrold Road: Warehouse
space available on the main
Harold Road consisting of
1,050 sq. ft. with high rolling
service bay door and ramp
access. $1,500/mth Property
# 2129
Carefree: This 5th floor
apartment features great ocean
views. It features 2 bedrooms
& 2 bathrooms and has been
recently renovated with wooden
floors and updated kitchen.
$2,500/mth Property # 2141

Contact
Island Living Real Estate
Ph: 322-7979
www.islandlivingrealestate.com


Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
'Fax: 328-2037
Email: info@adlerrealtyltd.com
www.adlerrealtyltd.com, on
Twitter: AdlerRealtyLtd
LOTS:
184 Love Beach 26,533 sq. ft.
$900,000
669 South Westridge 9 acres
$2.2 Million
701 South Ocean 10.9 acres
$2.2Million
802 West Wind Estates 60 x
100 $118,000
819 High Point Estates 9,805
sq. ft.$186,000
863 Lival Estates 5756 sq. ft.
$83,000
891 Fox Hill 60 x 90 $73,000
920 Garden Hills #3 60 x 100
$75,000
963 Malcolm Allotment 60 x
100 $60,000
973 Fairview Heights 82 x 150
$168,000
1080 Golden Gates 50 x 100
$65,000
1081 Coral Lakes 90x147
$146,000
10012 West Wind 60x100
$120,000
10027 Off Harold Rd. 100x400
$300,000
10042 Kennedy Subdivision
50x100 $61,000
10057 Summer Haven 70x417
$303,000
10062 Lyford Cay 150x218
$1.5 Million
10072 Off Marshall Rd. 50x150
$150,000
10076 Golden Gates #2 6,000
sq. ft. $75,000
10082 Off Fire Trail Rd. 50x135
$120,000
10008 Parkgate Rd. 100x50
$68,000
10118 Coral Harbour 7,500 $
166,000 .
10135 West Bay St. 76x220
$413,000
10152 Marshall Road Starting
at $80,000
10155 Step Street Fox Hill
$83,000
10159 Venice Bay $127,000
(neg)


Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
Fax: 328-2037

10187 Malcolm Rd. 50x100
$65,000
10212 Laird St. 50 x 120
$76,000
10235 Coral Vista 7,359 s.f.
$100,000
10242 Boatswain 100 x 106 $
158,000
10246 Balfour Estates 86 x 140
$110,000
10253 Fox Hill 50x183 $75,000
10262 Pinewood 76x65
$158,000
10274 Hummingway
Subdivision 80 x 100 $125,000
10290 Tropical Gardens 60x45
$155,000
10309 Westridge 8,242 sq, ft
$212,500
10310 East St. 69 x 100
$101,000
10318 Sea Breeze 70 x 150
$95,000
MULTI-FAMILY
10021 Off Bernard Rd. 4-plex
$251,000
10023 Shirlea triplex $342,000
-10149 Off Carmichael Rd
triplex $285,000
10225 Palm Breeze 4-plex
$320,000
10273 Rockwell Estates triplex
$245,000
HOUSES
62 Seabreeze Estates 4b/2b
$313,000
460 Sandyport Drive 5b/5b $1.8
Million
638 Off Village Rd. 4b/3b
$409,000
646 Sapphire Ridge 4b/3.5b
$457,000
667 Danottage Estates 4b/3b
$385,000
726 Garden Hills 6b/4.5b
$313,000
10017 Skyline Lakes 4b/3.5b
$1,400,000
10029 South West Ridge
5b/4.5b $889,000
10032 West Bay Street 4b/4.5b
$6.4Million
10046 Nassau East 4b/2.5b
$450,000


Adler Realty Limited.
Ph: 323-7901/2 or 326-4307
Fax: 328-2037

10047 Sands Subdivision
3b/2b $174,000

10050 Millars Ileight- 3b/2b
$243,000

10053 Golden Gates#2
4b/3b+ 1 b Apt $290,000

10064 Sea Breeze Blvd.
3b/2b $330,000

10068 Highland Terrace
3b/2b $475,000

10069 South Ocean 2b/2b
$198,000

10070 Pinewood Gardens
4b/2.5b $227,000

10078 Imperial Park 4b/3b
$330,000

10146 South Westridge
(incomplete) 5b/3b $750,000

10133 Yamacraw Hill Rd $
457,000

10141 Westridge $2.2 Million

10192 Treasure Cove 4b/2b
$399,000
10218 Peach St. 2b/1b
$115,000

10243 Adelaide 3b/2b
$180,000

10249 Charlottesville
3b/2.5b-$636,000

10269 Balmoral 4b/4.5b
$729,000

10270 Lyford Cay 4b/4.5b
$2.2 Million

10285 St. Albans Dr.
4x2b/2.5b $994,200

10316 Colony Village 3b/2.5b
$350,000

1)329 Fire Trail Rd. 3b/2b
$247,000

CONDOS
573 South Beach 2/2b
$189,000

592 Hunts Close $205,000

10096 2b/2.5b $395,000

10301 Skyline Lakes 2b/2.5b
$293,000

10304 St. Albans Dr. 2b/1b
$151,000









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KING'S REALTY
SERENITY
Tranquil and exclusive gated
community in Western New
Providence offering and
affordable lifestyle loaded with
amenities including kids
"playgrounds, pools, tennis
courts, basketball courts, club
house and more. Single family
lots starting at a mere $85k
secure yours now.
SERENITY ESTATE LOTS
Large residential parcels
ranging from 30,500 sq. ft. to
42,821 sq. ft. starting at only
$250k build your dream,
home today.
NASSAU EAST NORTH
HOME
Lovely 2bed, 2.5 bath home
with wooden ceilings, security
bars, tiled throughout / Double
Car Garage.
Priced at $293,000.00.
NORMANS CAY ACREAGE
Four adjacent lots in world
famous Normans Cay, Exuma
totaling just under 2 acres with
panoramic ocean views and
414ft on the Exuma Sound
don't miss out on your
opportunity to own a slice of
heaven. Asking 1.6 million
TIKI VILLA NORMANS CAY
Fabulous remodeled 3 bed 3.5
bath beachfront villa in
Normans Cay with amazing
ocean views. Asian inspired
interior design this villa comes
fully furnished and equipped
with designer touches such as
IPE wood flooring and marble
baths. 2 million
SHIRLEY STREET
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
Looking for that ideal
commercial investment look
no further with this Commercial
Plaza ideally located for your
income generating investment
with four shop spaces each
with open space floor plan and
bathrooms to rent out. The'
ground floor, unit also has an
office area. The building has
fixed glass shop fronts that are
secure with security bars and
the ground floor units have
controlled entrances with
motion sensors. Each shop
space is climate controlled with
central air. $450k
SALES
CABLE BEACH: 2 bed, 2 bath
apartment with spacious living
and dining room and the only
unit with a personal utility
room. Swimming pool at
entrance of the complex.
Asking $259,000.
PHONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
BAHAMAS@KINGSRE
ALTY.COM


KING'S REALTY
SEAWELL MANOR SUB: This
Single family 3 bed, 2.5 bath
home, is in a quite
neighborhood. This 2463 sq. ft.
home is immaculately
maintained, includes a
separate living, family and
dining room, very spacious
kitchen, recessed lighting,
storage room, security bars,
and separate laundry room.
$316,000.00


BAHAMIA WEST LOT: 20,775
sq. ft. lot asking $217,000 a
steal of a deal as large lots in
the West are a rare find don't
miss this deal.
RENTALS
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1 -
One bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished $600.00 a
month
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: 1-
Two bedroom, one bathroom
for rent unfurnished $750.00 a
month
YAMACRAW HILL ROAD: *1-
Townhome style 2 bedroom,
1.5 bathroom for rent $900.00
a month

PHONE: 323-8000
E-MAIL:
BAHAMAS@KINGSRE
ALTY.COM

KILARNEY SHORES
Lot for Sale by Owner
100' x 200'
Excellent location
$180,000
Tel:327-5929
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LOT FOR SALE
Sandyport: Water
Colour Cay #28.
Asking $280,000
Serious enquiries only
call 363-2084

SHOPPING PLAZA WITH
LIQUOR STORE FOR SALE
1.3 Million
Tel: 392-0092 or 423-1533


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REALTY
Homes/Apartments
6684 4 bed, 3 bth. Pool, quiet
eastern community. $399,00 -
7283 2 bed. 2 bath home.
Gated, shared pool. $320,00
6946 Montagu Villas 2 bed, 1
bth townhouse. $197,000
7255 Baycroft 2 bed, 1 bath.
Renovated. Water Views.
$210,000
7206 Cable Beach. 5 bed, 3
bath home. $499,000 Price
Negotiable
Triplex/Duplex

7137 Reduced Duplex,
between Blair and Village Rd.
$299,000
7262 Fourplex- Great
Investment. All units rented.
$250,000
Lots
7151 Large Multifamily lot Kool
Acres $120,000
6997 Triplex lot. 8,525 sq.ft.
$140,000
6234 Venice Bay 10,000 sq. ft
lot.- Owner financing $99,900
5471 South Ocean Estates
11,700sq.ft. lot. Owner
financing $155,000
Tel: 242-393-8630-7
sales @ coldwellbankerbaha
mas.com
www.coldwellbankerbahamas.
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HILL TOP OCEANVIEW
CONDOS
Off West Bay St.
2 bed, 21/2 bath, wood floors,
all wood,.kitchernwith granite
counters, all throughout 1600sq
ft, gated with pool
For sale $325,000
For rent $2,500
Ph# 393-2864/558-2987

WESTRIDGE LOT $259,000
Desperate Seller.
Get it before BAHAMAR
begins! Owner Financing avail.
Call 427-3588


GROSHAM PROPERTY LTD.
OWNER'S LOWER PRICE!
Oceanfront lot 80x90 EVES .
Cable Beach. Ready for house
to be built, access to pool and
beach. $275,000
Oceanfront townhouse
for rent Compass Point
3 bed, 3 bath, pool, laundry,
unfurnished
$2,200.per month, lease.
Ask for RE Barnes 327-0806.






FOR SALE,
4 bedroom/2 1/2 bath house in
St. Andrew's Beach Estates.
Must see to appreciate.
Located near beach and
schools.
Asking $240,000 OBO.
Call 454-6354

HOUSE FOR SALE
3-bed, 2-bath, large yard,
fruit trees, single car garage,
in exclusive quiet
neighbourhood, High Vista Dr
off Eastern Road. Need little
TLC. Only $268,000 net.
Call: 395-0667 for appointment
THIS IS YOUR LAST
CHRISTMAS PAYING RENT
Give our Family the gift of a
Home.
Call now for FREE Mortgage
Pre-qualification.
Call 426-7587, 225-4130.
TOWNHOUSE OUT EAST,
Twynam Heights 2-bed, 2.5-
bath, gated, stainless steel
appliances incl. c/air
$259,000 Net.
Phone 466-5301.

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Single family property located
in Suffolk Subdivision over the
bridge in Freeport.
:$30,000 O.N.O
Call:533-2064

FOR SALE BY OWNER
18 Apts & two houses,
Good investment, fully rented
Close to P.I. Bridge.
Phone:465-2138 for price

FOR SALE BY OWNER
Gated community lot in South
9,000 s. f, $95,000
Tel:327-5929
jyo @ coralwave.com

PROPERTY FOR SALE
OUT WEST
IF INTERESTED CALL
327-6214
LOTS FOR SALE
Off St Vincent Road
Triplex & Duplex.
Call 376-7553, or 356-5973.


2-BEDROOM APT,
Landscaped, walled-in,
For Sale $93,000.
Genuine inquires only.
Tel 676-3591, or 328-0413.

A & E INVESTMENTS
Duplex bldg., Silvergates. Lots
of extras, $14,250 down
2 Lots Exuma 3,000 down
Evansville Lot 70x116, $3,750
down
House or Duplex Package
5% down- Appraisers included.
Tel:364-4553


PAT STRACHAN

DUPLEX LOTS
off Faith Ave South
50x130 $80,000
Downpayment $8,000
Month $873.57, 10 years
45x123, $75,000
Downpayment $7,500
Monthly $798.87, 10 years
Owner financing available
PALMDALE: Warehouse
3,087sq.ft, $3,500 per month
EASTERN ROAD:Waterfront
12,600sq.ft, $600,000 net.
Tel:323-1983 for more info.




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FOR RENT
GOLDEN GATES #2
Spacious 2-bed, ,1-bath, fridge,
stove, security bar, enclosed.
1st/last, deposit. $950/mth.
Tel:376-8808.
GOLDEN GATES #2.
WINDWARD ISLEWAY
2 bedroom, 1 bath refrigerator
and stove, security bars, $600
a month.' First and last $300
security deposit.
Contact 565-2326


FOR RENT


EXECUTIVE HOMES
FOR RENT
East, West or Paradise Island
$1,000, $1,500, $2,000, $3,000
Gated community, beach, pool
From a cottage to a mansion.
Just call 393-0868, 454-1230,
393-2559





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HUGE HOUSE FOR RENT
in Coral Harbour.
Almost new 4 bed, 3 bath
Huge deck, basketball court
(back) fully furnished,
$2,500/month.
Phone 225-3194.
FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM
FOR RENT.
Light,Water,cable a/c, includes
telephone. 1 eJ:364-7466
GREAT NEW YEAR
RENTAL DEAL!
2 newly built 1 -bedroom apt for
rent, semi-furnished, fridge,
stove, a/c, c/fan, sec/bar,
Saunders Road, off Farrington
Road near JFK, COB students
negotiable. 357-8713.
HANNA ROAD: Large, 2
bedroom apt. Includes, water,
security bars, blinds, $725/pm
$200 sec. Phone 327-6899
HIGH VISTA CLOSE
2-bedroom, 1-bath apartment
$750. All amenities
1 st/last/security dep. $400
324-9357/535-8599
IRSLA SUBDIVISION. Firetrail
Road. 2 bedroom, 1 bath apt,'
$750/pm, + $500 security.
-inclusive of water, central-air,
ceiling fans, burglar bar. Fully
tiled, washing, cable telephone
& internet ready. Tel: 341-0609
LARGE STORE FOR RENT
$1,200 p.m
-Excellent location
Tel:392-0092 or 423-1533
MARATHON ROAD: Spacious
one-bedroom apt, fully
furnished includes water $650
per month. No pets or children.
Phone:393-7090 after 5pm.
NEWLY BUILT 3-bedroom, 1
bath house
$375-$425 monthly. A/c,
phone,cable
Tel: 324-9833 or 535-5949
OFF PRINCE CHARLES, one
bedroom, '" gated, semi-
furnished, 'water included.
Washer & d er. $700/mth, first
and last and'sec. Tel 363-1283,
424-2844.
OFF ST ALBAN'S, newly built
spacious, 2rbed, 2 bath, $1,200
central air, semi-furnished,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
enclosed yard, whirlpool bath.
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.


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NEW YEAR'S
SPECIAL
For rent 2-bed, 1-bath Apt
located on Ferguson Street
including fridge, stove, washer,
dryer, central air, water &
security bars, cable &
telephone lines available,
enclosed yard. Ample parking
space in quiet area, 1st & last
months rent. Security deposit
$300 Contat:393-1653, 433-
6743.
NEWLY BUILT
2 bedroom apartment, $750
unfurnished,
1 bedroom $600
semi-furnished.
Water included.
Tel 322-5113, 433-4958
Located: Bellot Road,
off Gladstone Road.
MONTAGUE VILLAS, Village
Road, fully furnished air-
conditioned, one-bedroom
apartment, in gated community,
pool, wash house, $1,000 per
month, $260 per week. IncI:
electricity/water.
Call 376-5888.
MAISHA NATARAJI
CONDOS
Spacious, gated, secure and
affordable. 2-bed, 1 1/2-bath
units available. Air-conditioned,
cable and Internet ready -
all major appliances installed.
S$1,000 per month.
Ask about rent to own options.
By appointment only.
Tel 324-7254, 10 to 4pm.
325-4856, 294-8950, 393-
1074, 424-0410
E-mail:
maishanataraji242@ g mail.
corn
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT
Bethel Ave, $900 per month.
Phone 636-5186.
OFFICE/SHOP SPACE
FOR RENT
Located: 7th St, 50ft from
Robinson Road, upper level &
lower level available.
Phone 325-1169
ONE AIR-CONDITIONED
BEDROOM APT, Sans Souci,
Available now!
Completely furnished,
one bedroom Apt, full
bathroom with large walk-in
closet, full kitchen, including
washing machine,
all appliances are brand new.
Utilities included: light, water
and cable, premises Internet
and telephone ready
Rent $900, first/last months,
Single occupancy, preferred.
Ideal for professional person.
Quiet environment,
(premises enclosed).
Phone: 326-7218
364-8072(nights)
556-4567(cell)

ONE BEDROOM
semi-furnished apt.
Colony Village $650.00.
Water and laundry facilities
included.
Call 364-2773/376-0979
ONE BEDROOM APT for rent,
semi-furnished, all utilities
included. $650/mth.
242-393-5339.


FOR RENT I

ONE BEDROOM APT for rent.
All utilities included. Fridge and
stove. $700/mth. Malcolm Road
West.
Contat 454-6746, or 341-9033.
ONE BEDROOM APT,
Blue Hill Road South includes
cable, water and a/c, phone
$650/mth. 393-3189/424-0837
ONE BEDROOM APT, partly
furnished anot a/cond. $600 per
month. Carib Road. Phone 393-
9336, 9am-5pm.
ONE BEDROOM APT. All
utilities included. $625 per
month, $300 security deposit,
only $925 to move in.
One furnished efficiency: All
utilities included. $500 per
month. $200 security, only
$700 to move in.
Located Marshall Road
Tel 392-0808, 361-8757.


PALM TREE AVE: Large, 1-
bedroom apt Includes water,
security bars, blinds, washing
facilities, $600, sec dep $200.
Phone 327-6899.
PARADISE ISLAND:
2 bed, 2 bath secure condo.
Attractively furnished turnkey,
with modern kitchen,
dishwasher, washer, dryer,
pool. Authorized Paradise
beach access $350 feet)
Rent $2,600/month.
Discount for long lease.
Phone 324-1457, 393-1760, or
cell 535-9160.
RENT TO OWN
Pinewood Home
Tel: 393-0092 or 423-1533
RENT/SALE
3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse.
Partially furnished, water
included.$1,200 per month
Ph: 557-1856/225-7708
RENTAL
BOUNCY CASTLE
@ $70.00 a day.
Tel: 341-8934, 544-0596
ROOM FOR RENT
Near beach/town
Starting @ $125 per week.
Tel: 465-4287/327-8271.
ROOM IN PRIVATE HOME,
single person only, must be
working. Ph:361-2498,
(cell)465-7916. call after 7pm.
$110-wk, $250 to move in.
ROOMS FOR RENT in private
residence w/separate entrance
all utilities included also cable
and Internet service. $150.00
weekly, first, last and deposit.
No kids/pets. Phone 322-
3885/557-2147.
ROOMS FOR RENT
Single persons only.
$150/week, 1 st, last, $300 sec
Tel 544-1295, 429-1892.
SANDYPORT CONDO
FOR RENT
3 bed/3 bath beautifully
furnished overlooking
waterway. $3,200p/month
Call 427-3588.
SOUTH BEACH: 2-bedroom,
1-bath, fully furnished, a/c in
both bedrooms. Property fully
secured. Water included $800
per month, $600 security
deposited.
457-4488, or 436--2116.


SFOR RENT I

1 BEDROOM APT for rent.
Security bars, fridge, stove,
light, water included. Phone
328-0872.

1 BEDROOM APT,$550/month
2-bedroom apt, $700/month
Water,a/c, washer/dryer blinds.
Ph: 393-4454/394-1880
1 BEDROOM, fridge, stove,
washer/dryer, A/c, water, $650.
Lazaretto Rd/Carmichael Rd.
Phone 433-0792.


1- BEDROOM APARTMENT
very spacious. Phone,central
air, water and cable
included,semi-fumished, well lit
and secure yard. Central
location. Peardale off Wulff
Road $600 per month and $500
security deposit.
$1,700 to move in.
Tel 326-7477 477-4887
1-BED, 1-BATH, brand new
apt, unfurnished, Eastern
Estates, all utilities included,
a/c, security bars, blinds,
$190.00 per week, 455-7543,
432-1658.
1-BEDROOM APARTMENT
$875/mth. Water, fridge, stove,
microwave, dishwasher, stack
washer/dryer, central-air, direct
TV. Out East. 544-3824.
1-BEDROOM APARTMENT for
rent. Includes: Water, cable,
burglar bars, smoke detectors,
a/c in bedroom, access to coin
washer and dryer on premises.
$550 per month. Security
deposit, $350.
Located: off CW Saunders
Highway.
393-2455/39-4348, 424-4792.
1-BEDROOM APT FOR RENT
Central air, fridge, stove and
water included.
Contact Mrs Johnson between
the hrs of 6pm-8pm,
Tel:361-1006
1-BEDROOM APT,
Chestnut St, Pinewood
Gardens, $475/mth, first, last
plus security.
2 1-BEDROOM APT Located
Soldier Road, 3 lots down from
Bamboo Shack. 1 furnished
$850 per month & 1 semi-
furnished $680 per month.
Phone 356-9296, or 356-9738
2 BED, 1 BATH APT, off
Golden Isles Rd, Enclosed
yard, fridge, stove, security
bars, A/C in bedrooms, water.
$750/pm. Tel 341-6285, or 422-
0325.
2 BED, 1-BATH, Bellot Road.
Includes fridge, stove, split-
units, ceiling fans, security
screens & water. $750/month.
Phone 361-8480, 455-7462.
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH
apartment of Theodore Ln off
Harold road. include central air,
fridge, stove and washer.
Private yard. $800 per month,
1st and last month .rent. $600
security deposit. Call 328-1819.
2 BEDROOM 1BATH, water
included. Joe Farrington road.
A/C in all bedrooms. I minute
from bus stop. Asking $750 per
month, 1st and last month rent
and a $600 security deposit.
Call 565-7589 or 364-9427.


I FOR RENT


2-BED APARTMENT
water, cable included, $650 per
month, Ridgeland Park West.
Phone 326-0406 or 525-9182.

2-BEDROOM APT
MILLER'S HEIGHTS,
A/c, burglar bars, water
included. Phone, cable, washer
& dryer hook-ups available.
$700.00 per month. 361-1374.
2-BEDROOM APT, fully
secured, $650/pm, 1st, last
plus sec dep. $400. Water
included on Concha Rd, off Sea
Breeze Lane, Phone 324-7823,
434-9050.

2-BEDROOM APT, semi-
furnished with fridge and stove.
Water and electricity included.
$775 per month, $200 security
deposit. Marshall Road. 341-
5540.
2-BEDROOM UNFURNISHED
apartment,'$700 per month.
Includes: Water, stove, air-
condition, ceiling fan, burglar
bars. Requirements: 1st and
last month and $400 security
deposit. Contact: Mrs Wilson,
324-7470/376-2050-
4-BED, 2 1/2-BATH
SUNSET PARK
3-BED, 2-BATH
ST VINCENT ROAD
4-BED, 2-BATH
GARDEN HILLS #2
TELEPHONE 324-0342/556-
8064/364-1565
4-BEDROOM, 3.5-BATH
townhouse for rent semi-
furnished asking $5200 per
month, Paradise Island.
swimming pool, private gate,
etc.
Tel:363-2084











APARTMENT FOR RENT
2-bedroom, 2-bath, Mt Zion
Blvd, $700. Tel 324-6964.
APT HOUSE RENTAL
Palm Beach Street
2 bed,1 bath,water included
$145 per week, $350 security
deposit. Close to bus stops
Tel:322-7798 after 6:30 p.m
ATTRACTIVE one bedroom
apt, Nassau East, $585/m.
Water included. No
children/pets. Phone 327-5472.

Barber & Styling Booths
FOR RENT
TELEPHONE 359-0207
BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED
one bedroom, one bath cottage
located in gated community
near Old Fort Bay. $1050 per
month/one year lease, utilities
included.
One professional person.
Tel 427-7757, or 362-6451.


IlI FOR RENT I


BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED
newly renovated two bedroom
apartment. Centrally located in
walking distance to mails,
schools and shops. Must see to
appreciate. $700/pm. Phone
544-8181.

BRAND NEW 1 BEDROOM
APT Ir HIGH VISTA.
Fridge,stove,washer/dryer,
central a/c, ceiling fans,
security bars and water
included, $800 p/m,first and last
month and $400 security
deposit required. Tel: 376-2492
or 436-7638


BRAND NEW ROOMS
FOR RENT
Blue Hill Rd and Yellow Elder.
All utilities included, phone, a/c,
Internet, etc. $125 weekly.
Call:362-2384, 6pm-9:30pm.
Job letter and copy of passport
or driver's licence
BRAND NEW, for rent 2-bed,
1-bath apt located Malcolm
Allotment East inci blinds,
fridge, stove, washer, dryer,
central air & water cable &
telephone lines avail, in quiet
area. $850/pm 1st and last
month rent. Sec deposit $400
contact 424-1195, 324-7398.












CHARMING 3-BED, 2 BATH
HOUSE IN THE EAST
Private.parking remote access.
Cetral a/c,, top of the line
kitchen and appliances
Jacuzzi tub, large backyard
with basketball court,$1800
p/m. Tel:357-3423
COMPLETELY FURNISHED
beautiful two bedroom, one
bath. Stapledon Gardens. Just
bring your clothes. $1100 per
month.
Tal- 7A-l4 nn/. R -41nn
COTTAGE: All
utilities,b/barsa/cdinette set,
$750 pm. $1700 to move in. Off
Carmichael
kitch6 an0o a 306a pic
COZY 2 bed, l bah apt in the
east, private parking, a/c, in all
rooms, security bars, semi
furnished, control access to
property, $850/pm. 357-3423,
364-6914.
EAST STREET: Furnished
room for rent, cable, light and
water included. $125.00/ week.
Phone:558-3555, 432-8748.
EASTone(1) & (2) two
unfurnished apartments.Water
included. Tel: 341-7218
EFFICIENCY. ALL UTILITIES
included $700/mthly.
Garden Hill's No 3. 535-6322.

FULLY FURNISHED
efficiency, light, water, cable
incl'd. $500/mth, first, last
+$200 ec. Joan's Heights West.
Call 324-0546.


I FOR RENT
SEMI-FURNISHED townhouse
Apt located in Eastern Close,
Foxdale. 2 bedrooms 1 1/2
bath. Enclosed yard, security
lights, bars. Water included.
Aking $800 per month. 1st and
last : month rent.Security
Deposit $500. Call 328-6640
Monday thru Friday from
8:00am-6:00pm and on
weekends and evenings on
324-0109

SHOP AND OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT
FARRINGTON ROAD
TEL:323-0029, 431-2810


SPACE FOR RENT
Showcase & desk included
$800 per month
Tel: 361-5976/445-5288/449-
8024.


SPACIOUS 2 bed/1 bath
Apartment, South Beach. $700
per month. Ist and Last month
plus $400 security deposit.
Water included. Amenities
include A/C ceiling fan in
bedrooms, security bars, cable
and phone lines available. Call
392-0659.

STUDIO ALL INCLUSIVE
Light, water, fridge, stove,
$600/pm
1-BEDROOM, water included,
$600/pm
2 BEDROOM, water included,
$750/pm
Off Carmichael Road, by the
Mudd,
First, last, $500 sec deposit
required. 341-0822, 449-8835,
436-5648.
TWO 2-BEDROOM APTS for
rent. Equipped with alarm
systems, surveillance cameras
& security screens. South
Beach, $750 per month.
Call 357-9614, 393-4697.
UNFURNISHED 2-bed, 1-bath,
utility room, burglar bars, a/c
units. $750. Phone 436-6678.
UNFURNISHED 2-bedroom, 1-
bathroom for rent @ $800 per
month. Safe quiet area, (high
point Estates). Utilities not
incldued. Please call 426-6904
for details.

OFF PRINCE CHARLES, two
bedrooms, gated, semi-
furnished, water included.
Washer & dryer. $800/mth, first
and last and sec.
Tel 363-1283, 424-2844.
NEWLY BUILT, 2 bedroom, 1
bath, a/c, ceiling fans, burglar
bars, washer and dryer hook
up. Fridge & stove included,
$750. Tel: 341-4667


WANTS
TO SHARE

1-BEDROOM, furnished,
Soldier Road, all utilities
included, share bathroom $325.
Ph 468-8161
SINGLE FEMALE TO SHARE
fully furnished, 2 bedroom
townhouse located on Perpall
Track, West Bay Street. 2
bedroom, $500 per month (light
and cable) Tel: 448-9892


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HELPd WANTED ARTiCLES SALEK




Tel phone 322-1 986

E-mail: classified @tribunernedlia.net

_ _ _ _ _ _ 1 '7 i _ _ _


HELP WANTED

JOB OPPORTUNITY
At
Helvetic Management
Services Ltd.
We are a midsize Corporate
Service Provider in Nassau and
are looking to enforce our team
with a junior industry
professional:
The duties are:
-Set-up and incorporation of
International Business
Companies
-General administration/filing/
day to day work with IBCs.
-Other tasks / work arising from
the general business of our
Company
-Basic accounting work (Quick-
Books)

The successful candidate
should bring:
-A solid high school/college
education
-Knowledge in IBC's
administration and related
legal issues
-Experience in basic accounting
-Computer literate in basic
programs used in an office
The, successful candidate
should be:
-A team player in a small team
of professionals
-Able to work diligently on tasks
on his/her own.
-A person of high integrity
We offer a highly professional
environment, adequate
compensation and the
possibility to expand duties into
other office areas.
Please fax your resume to:
H.R.,
Fax: 326 2151
JUNIOR STYLIST/SHAMPOO
ASSISTANT. Beauty School
grad.
EXPERIENCED NAIL
TECHNICIAN, Commission.
Send resume to
info@colorshairstudio.com,
326-077
MATURE FEMALE NEEDED
for housekeeping job.
Job description includes:
general housekeeping along
with occasional baby-sitting.
Contact 424-0208.
LIVE IN HOUSEMAN to work
for private residence. General
tasks include cleaning, laundry,
cooking and serving. Mubst be
able to tavvel on short notice
and have current Driver's
Licence. Bahamians only need
apply. Please fax your resume
with current police record to
362-5871
BARBER NEEDED for
Pinewood barber shop.
Call 431-1058.
CAREGIVER WANTED
Please contact 1-242-332-2354
or 1-242-332-8365.
FAMILY SEEKING a
Housekeeper. Please call 364-
8827 between 8 am and 5:30
pm


HELP WANTED
LIVE IN MAID to work for
private residence. General
tasks Inclde meaning, laundry,
cooking and serving. Must be
experienced with children and
able to travel on short notice.
Please fax your resume with
current police record to 362-
5871
Live in Maid to work for private
residence. General tasks
include cleaning, laundry,
cooking and serving. Must be.
able to travel on short notice.
Bahamians only need apply.
Please fax your resume with
current police record to 362-
5871 .....
LIVE IN/OUT Housekeeper
and Baby Caregiver needed.
Mature female, reliable and
honest person. Call 376-0979.

LIVE-IN HELPER to take care
of the elderly. 376-8808.
LIVE-IN SPANISH SPEAKING
housekeeper needed. Mbst be
very pleasant and have
excellent childcare skills. Phone
467-6697/327-0310 after 7pm.
. LIVE-OUT HOUSEKEEPER
NEEDED
6 or 7 days week 30-45 years
old. Must have papers
experience with children
required chores incl'd: Daily
cleaning, laundry ironing
cooking 3 time's weekly, infant
and toddler in home as well
baby-sitting also expected.
Must possess passport, police
recorded health certificate.
Tel: Day 322-1936, or 326-
1296.
MAINTENANCE
WORKER/GARDENER wanted
please call 1-242-422-9060.

NEEDED:
1 Part-time Teacher to teach
General, Health & Biology
Grades 7-12
2 days per week.
Also:1 P.E. Teacher to work
1 day per week
Grade 1-12.
Send resume to:
redmouth@msn.com
SALES CLERK
Must be mature.
Tel 376-8808
TWO EXPERIENCED MALE
SECURITY OFFICERS
Ages 35-55 years of age
needed for private security firm.
Clean police record, well
groomed, good communication
and writing skills, own
transportation. Must be able to
work three shifts, 8a.m 4 p.m,
4 pm 12 a.m and 12 am 8
a.m
Serious persons only. Please
contact 431-7769 for an
appointment
URGENTLY NEEDED
Math and English language
tutors for High School level
students. Also Chinse, French
& Spanish tutors
Ph:433-3503/ 364-2322
CASHIER/SERVER NEEDED
for food booth. Must be honest
& neat in appearance.
Email resume to:
coralreef@coralwave. corn


I HELP WANTED

30 FULL TIME SECURITY
OFFICERS NEEDED
.Between the ages of 25-55yrs
SMust be well groomed and a
-good performer
'Must be a Bahamian citizen
-Be able to pass a background
investigation and drug
screening
*Must be willing to work shifts,
weekends, holidays and
overtime.
Call Mon-Fri 9a.m. 325-6170/4

A QUALIFIED, experienced
third grade teacher is needed to
begin working in January 2011..
Must have a Bachelor's degree
in Education and at least two
years experience in the
classroom.
Please fax resume to 394-4790
or e-mail resume to:
teachingposition2011 @gmail.
com.
CHRISTIAN SPANISH
TEACHER NEEDED
for January, 2011. Applicants
must meet the following
criteria.:
1. Bahamian or Permanent
Resident Status only
2. College Degree/Teacher
Certification
3 Minimum 2 years teaching
experience preferred
Please e-mail resume to:
teachapp@gmail.com
ESTABLISHED COMPANY
SEEKS MARKETING
ASSOCIATE FOR
IMMEDIATE FULL TIME
EMPLOYMENT
Candidates must possess good
writing/communication skills, be
highly organized, and have
exceptional self and time
management skills. This is a
high demand environment,
filled with pressures and
deadlines from multiple
individuals and t sources.
Knowledge of basic
administrative programs, and
Quark, InDesign and
Photoshop a MUST. Should be
knowledgeable in varying areas
of marketing including print and
electronic mediums
Interested candidates should
submit applications by the 5th
of January to
marketingdepartment22@gmail
.corn
Fast growing preschool needs
TEACHERS
Call for info at
356-7085 or 676-2733.
ARE YOU LOOKING for a
baby-sitter, caregiver or maid.
Phone 556-4141.

NASSAU ARCHITECTURAL
PRACTICE
requires a registered Architect
with a minimum of 5 years
experience in handling large
scale work. The duties of the
successful applicant would be
to design as well as prepare
construction drawings and to be
able to supervise the
construction phase.
Applications to the emailed to:
jobbahamas@gmail.com.
ONLY QUALIFIED
BAHAMIANS NEED TO
APPLY.


I HELP WANTED-
APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN
NEEDED
TELEPHONE 376-0220

AVON
Buy, Sell or Sign-up.
Telephone:
361-5556, 429-4922
kpmpcorp@hotmail.com
LIVE IN GARDENER to work
full time for private residence .
Must be' skilled in gardening
and -experienced in maintaining
the upkeep ,of the private
grounds. Bahamians only need
apply. Please -fa- your resume
with current police record to
362-5871

POSITION I
I WANTED
HONEST LADIES seek live-
in/out job as baby-sitter,
housekeeper or caring for
elderly: Contact 341-5492 676-
2670.
LADY looking to share
apartment with a mature lady
between ages:25-35 only.
No kids/pets. Carmichael Road
area. 636-7861.
LADY seeks baby-sitter or days
work or housekeeper job. Tel
544-5141, 558-7959.
LADY seeks jobs as live-in,
baby-sitter, care for the elderly,
days work, weekly job.
423-2494.
MATURE LADY seeks full time
job as a housekeeper, Monday
to Friday. Phone 436-3485.

I BUSINESS -
SERVICES.

COMPUTER REPAIR
Fast & affordable services
Starting at $40
Certified Technician
Call 676-3692.
"1


HOME REPAIR
TELEPHONE: 324-8471
LOSE 10-30 LBS AND MORE
Burns belly fat, fast + easy
without diet or exercise -
The Magic "Thin Pill" is here.
Fanny @364-0404
PRIVATE TUTORING
SERVICES
In all subjectslncluding foreign
languages
Tel:433-3503,364-2322
BABYCARE,
PERSONALIZED SERVICED
OFFERED
PH: 394-1449


I BUSINESS
SERVICES
*TILING*
(Tile Laying) Repairs
'Replace any color groutl
all/Floor any jobs
Good and fast work!
Estimate anytime.
Tel: 324-9833, 535-5949
24-HRS
Air-condition & Appliance
Repair
All makes & models,
commercial, residential' &
Maine.
24-hr service.
US trained technician.
Tel:436-5065, 544-6187.
MARRIAGE OFFICER
TEL 364-2633
GARY EDGECOMBE
CONSTRUCTION & CO
PrnfnhelnnfI Ru iIIrldre


Ph: 477-7191, 323-4663
or 364-7613












MAKE $1,000 or more doing
Nails
Learn how to do the most
popular procedures using this
step-by-step DVD.
Only $20 to learn how to do
Nasile
Call NOWI 477-3105/362-1281
NOW ACCEPTING
REGISTRATION
for your child or children
Ages: 10 month-2 years.
In a clean, private home
environment.
Price at $40/pw.
Trained teachers.
Phone 322-5321, 456-2398
REGISTER NOW
for Word and Excel Pitman
Classes.
@ Advancement Computing
Center.
477-1015
Kid Computer Club
Tuesday and Thursday.


TUITION
JOB PREP COMPUTER
Certificate Courses
3-in-1 or All-in-1
Registration & supplies Fee
$125
Start now.
Call Toya's, 393-7045.






ARTICLES 'I
FOR SALE
CLOSING OUT SALE
8 Channel DVR security'
camera system comes with 6
1,000 GB HD camera view
wirelessly from the internet
anywhere, $1200
24000 BTU split-unit A/C, $650
ono
POS Touch screen Register,
power, scanner, software, $800
ono.
Woman's heels $25/each
Tel.676-3464, 448-9139
ELECTRICAL SPECIAL
Square D (1) 600 AMP and (1)
400 AMP Single Phase Meter
Main Circuit breaker(s)
Disconnect Nema 3r
Construction. Ponne 424-0186.
FOR SALE
6-Burner Stove, brand new 48"
duel fuel .(Wolf) Model #DF486
Wolf Pro Wall Hood Model
#PW482718R
Serious enquiries only, call
363-2084.
FOR SALE
Bedroom set
Full size (used) $400.00
Phone 427-7409/328-2397.
FOR SALE
Office desk, brown leather
rolling chairs, gold table, lamps
and barber chairs, barber
booths. All items are new
For more information call Ms
Kelly at 456-4526, or 323-7979.
FOR SALE
One five piece glass dining
room set. $500.
Call 361-2132/425-0710.
FOR SALE -
Wine Cork. Makes great craft
work.
Ph: 364-2322
NAIL SUPPLIES OR SALE
Also Air Brush Machine etc
Phone: 394-1449
USED HP 19" FLAT SCREEN
$150.00
TEL: 445-6507
FOR SALE
32" TV Emerison $600
Contact:427-0998, 328-4591.



WANTED
1 SUZUKI BALLENO GLX
BODY WANTED
car does not have to be
running, body must be good
Please call 425-8555, or 454-
5306 ifyou want to sell your
body GLX









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ready for your final touches. $1,650,000. NS07199


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Live by the beach at this elegantly furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath
condo outfitted with impact resistant windows and doors, hurri-
cane shutters, and a bonus sitting area. $525,000. NS07197


OLD FORT BAY
Impeccably built, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath canal home has a chef's
kitchen, staff quarters, dock, infinity pool, and a double garage
with overhead guest suite. $2,800,000. NS07069


THE BALMORAL, PROSPECT RIDGE
Executive townhomes within this gated community feature 3 bed-
rooms, 2.5 baths and modern finishes. Amenities include a club-
house, pool, tennis and concierge service. $449,000. NS07053

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Redesigned to perfection, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath turr-key resi-
dence is stunning with marble floors, state-of-the-art kitchen, and
views of the sea. $925,000. NS07205


THE RESIDENCES AT ATLANTIS; PARADISE ISLAND
Luxury junior bedroom suite on the 16th floor has beautiful har-
bour views within this beachfront condo-hotel. Recreation, din-
ing, gaming and entertainment nearby. $795,000. JS00090


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Affordable, pre and post-construction, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath
townhomes offer the security of gated living in a family-
friendly, green environment. $190,000. NS07161


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Canalfront Colonial features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, office, art stu- ._ k -__ $1,400/mo.
dio, large covered verandahs, wooden deck, pool, heated jacuzzi, NR10617
private dockage, and amazing views. $1,595,000. NS07202 __NR106_ 7

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Old Fort Bay: 15,717 sq. ft. canal lot has
dock, sea wall and pool ready to gunite.
$760,000. NS07150
Prince Charles Drive: 1.611 acre develop-
ment tract. $377,000. NS07209
St. Alban's Drive: 1.25 commercial/residen-
tial property. $760,000. NS07089
Sandyport: Canalfront lot of 4,336 sq. ft. in
a sought after area. $199,000. NS07184
Eastern Road: 17,000 sq. ft. residential lot
with all utilities. $275,000. NS06479
Saffron Hill: 10,335 sq. ft. ready to build
ocean view lot. $374,990. NS07183
Westridge Estates: 1.05 acres perfect for a
family home. $406,000. NS07188
The Balmoral, Prospect Ridge: 7,460 sq. ft.
to 8,664 sq. ft. residential lots in this gated
community. From $233,712. NS06747
Camperdown: 17,020 sq. ft. lot in a cul-de-
-sac subdivision. $225,000. NS07095
Gladstone oiaid: 9,200 sq. ft. multi-family
lot with all utilities. $109,000. NS07208
Killarney Shores: Build your family home on
this 9,500 sq. ft. lot.. $129,000. NS06832
Yamacraw: 9,336 sq. ft. corner lot in a new
subdivision. _$115,000. Ref. NS06988
Lyford Cay: 0.6 acre sea view, hilltop lot.
$1,220,000. NS07190