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Minister gives
thanks for support



i By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter _

WORKS and Utilities Min-
ister Bradley Roberts said he is
“pleased and relieved” that the
rape allegation against him has
been withdrawn.

In a statement released yes-
terday, Mr Roberts thanked his
family, his constituents and his

Cabinet colleagues for their .

support throughout the inves-
tigation into the claim.

The FNM, however, renewed
its protest at the handling of the
inquiry. “Bahamians in general
feel insulted that there has been
such a glaring abuse of power in
the handling of this matter,”
said a party release yesterday.

Mr Roberts was accused of
raping a 47-year-old woman at
her home in Marathon on
December 4. ig,

The allegation was withdrawn
by the complainant on Tuesday,
and Attorney General Alfred
Sears said yesterday that she

was warned she could be pros- °

ecuted for withdrawing her alle-
gation.

The caution, Mr Sears: said,
is standard procedure. He said
the Director of Public Prosecu-
tions will review the matter and
make a recommendation to his
office::- :

The FNM yesterday reiterat-
ed its criticism of the investiga-
tion.into the rape claim, point-
ing out that it was not launched
for more than three weeks, until
after the allegation ppecarcs in
the media.

The FNM also drew attention
to what it called an “unusual

interview” conducted by police,
in which the complainant was
brought face-to-face with Mr
Roberts.

The party also criticised the

conduct of Attorney General
Alfred Sears in making Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son’s, recommendation against
charging Mr Roberts public
befere the investigation had
been completed. |

During the i inquiry, the FNM
made repeated but unsuccess-
ful calls for Mr Roberts to step
aside from his Cabinet duties
until the inquiry was complete.

Because of these and other
circumstances surrounding the
investigation “justice was not
seen to be done,” the FNM said,
adding that the party therefore
had “a duty to protest and to
cry foul to any and all who
obstructed the carriage of jus-
tice.”

Mr Roberts yesterday called
it “unfortunate” that in the
Bahamas “the perverted defin-
ition of the word ‘allegation’ is
‘to conclude without-a basis in
fact’.”

He thanked Prime Minister
Perry Christie for remaining
“resolutely confident that there
could be no basis for such a
charge against me and, along
with my Cabinet colleagues,
remained steadfast in their sup-
port of me.”

On Sunday, the prime minis-
ter declined to comment on the
allegation against Mr Roberts,
saying that his position might
unduly affect the investigation.

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Roberts ‘relieved

‘Legal’ year officially opened






with the officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force as
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson looks on during
yesterday’ s opening of the Supreme Court.

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@ By PAUL G. TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Supreme Court opened yesterday with the Bar
Association hoping that issues they feel "have been long
overlooked" will be given special attention in this new legal
year.

The annual event started with a church service at Christ
Church Cathedral, where Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of
the southern Bahamas, petitioned judiciary members to
remember that the ideal of truth and justice can only be seen
through "sterling character."

Following the service, Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson; Chief Justices Sir Burton Hall and-Dame Joan
Sawyer, along with other justices, magistrates and members
of the Bar marched up Bay Street in all their regalia to the
‘Supreme Court.

The police marching band performed to the delight of the
crowd gathered to witness the annual event.

The justices, magistrates and members of the Bar then
retired to the Supreme Court where the 2005 "legal" year
was Officially opened.

Attorney General Alfred Sears advised judges and mag-
istrates that although the past year had been one of numer-




















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MP tears up PM’s
code of ethics

& By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter

AN ANGRY MP tore up the
prime minister’s code of ethics
in the House of Assembly yes-
terday, declaring it “a waste of
time”,

In a passionate outburst,
independent South Andros rep-
resentative Whitney Bastian
tore up two copies of the code

saying he did not see the sense _

of it.

This action was met by cheers
and laughter from opposition
members and murmurs of dis-
approval from the government.

Mr Bastian was angry
because she felt that a govern-
ment minister was using public
funds to advance a PLP candi-
date against him in South
Andros.

He accused Agriculture Min-
ister V Alfred Gray and a ZNS
personality, Picewell Forbes, of

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sending a bill for a private meet-
ing to the local government
office in South Andros.

He also said that while Min-
ister of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture. Neville Wisdom, during his
communication to the House
on the 2004/2005 Junkanoo
parades, said the Junkanoo
parade for South Andros was
held on December 24, the Min-
ister of Agriculture received a
letter inviting him to a parade
on January 5, the same day as
the meeting.~

“The parade turned into a
political rally where Mr Gray
told the people of South Andros
that they would not get any-
thing having me as their repre-
sentative,” he said.

While he told The Tribune
that he understood that Mr
Forbes wanted to run for the
PLP against him in South

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PAGE 2, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005

Minister announces fund
or the victims of tsunami

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter

THE government has estab-
lished a fund to contribute to
the recovery of the many hun-
dreds of thousands of people
in Asia who were badly affect-
ed by the devastating tsunami
in the Indian Ocean on Decem-
ber 26 of last year. ©

Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet, as acting
Foreign Affairs Minister, made
the statement yesterday during
a communication to the House
of Assembly.

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goodwill of this nation towards

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these areas affected by the tidal
wave and will further cement
the proper place of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas
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ing and responsive members of
the international community,”
said Mr Peet.

This donation, he said, is only
intended to establish the fund
and the government is inviting
businesses and individuals in
the Bahamas to freely continue

the effort.

“Tt was in fact only just a few
short months ago when this
nation was the grateful recipi-
ent of monetary expressions of
support from many counties
around the world during our
time of distress brought on by
successive hurricanes and their
widespread damage and
destruction,” said Mr Peet.

Many other Caribbean
nations have also opened their
treasuries to the affected Asian
countries.

Jamaica has announced it
will be giving a donation of
$250,000, Trinidad and Tobago,

$2 million and Guyana the sum:

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hardest hit of the Asian soci-
eties affected by the natural dis-
aster, Mr Peet said.
Hurley Senanayake, one of

‘the Sri Lankans employed in

the Bahamas, lost family mem-
bers in the tidal wave.

A fund has been started at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

to provide financial assistance

to him.
In the meantime Caribbean
counties are making moves to

establish ways to help prevent

the wide-scale death that
occurred in Asia.

Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell after attending a

recent CARICOM meeting

revealed that establishing early
warning system for tsunamis in
the Caribbean region will cost
countries in CARICOM
around $5 million.

Mr . Peet’ encouraged
Bahéamians to contribute to the

fund which will open on Mon-.
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@ By NATARIO
MCKENZIE

IN HIS communication to
parliament on Wednesday
morning, Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture Neville

nary assessment of the 2004-
05 Junkanoo parades.
‘Although the New Provi-
dence, New, Year’s Day and
Boxing Day, parades had to
be rescheduled due to

Wisdom was pleased to
acknowledge that all three
of the parades went without
“hitches or incidents.”

Mr Wisdom reported that
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
which was held on Decem-
ber 16 in recognition. of

attended and went without
incident. Described by the

stone to the senior parades
‘Mr Wisdom said he was
optimistic about the future
of the junior parade.

He mentioned however

for the Junior Junkanoo par-
‘ticipants would not occur
until February.

In reference to the senior
parades Minister Wisdom
noted that naming the
parades after people such as
Sammy, Thompson and
Maureen Duvalier was in
keeping with the govern-
“ment’s policy to honour
those persons who had made
significant contributions to
the development. of
Junkanoo.

Mr Wisdom was. pleased
to note that the reschedul-
ing of the two parades was



Junkanoo parades
‘went without hitches’

_ & THE three Junkanoo parades went ‘without hitches or incidents’

Wisdom provided a prelimi- :

inclement weather; Minister .

Recognition

Antonious Roberts was well.

minister as a viable stepping —

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accepted by all persons. He
also added that his ministry
had assisted in an exchange
of Junkanoo tickets for
tourists and locals who as a
result of other engagements
could not attend the
rescheduled parades.

He also refuted claims
that funds from his:ministry- };
were used in this exchange.
Mr Wisdom also noted his.
ministry. had been able to.
provide insurance cover for
all Junkanoo participants at
a cost of $10,500. He noted
the significance of this effort
following the death of Sam-
my Thompson during the
2004 Boxing Day parade.

Addressing the parades
which took place in the
Family Islands, Mr Wisdom
noted that despite the effects
of the hurricanes on Grand
Bahama, the New Year’s .
Day Junkanoo Parade was
held on Saturday, January 1
as scheduled with the Junior
Junkanoo parade being
scheduled to take place in
February 2005.

Schedule

He also observed that
senior parades had taken
place on schedule on several
of the other Family Islands
and some junior parades
would be taking place in
January and later in the
year.

The estimated cost of the
parades was $1.1 million dol-’
lars, a reduction in cost from
previous parades.

The minister said that
when all of the bills have
been paid and all of the rev-
enue collected he would pre-
sent parliament with a more
detailed revenue and expen-
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LOCAL NEWS

Lawyers call for measures to

discourage false accusations

m By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING the with-
drawal of rape allegations
against Cabinet Minister

Bradley Roberts, lawyers

said yesterday that there
needs to be measures in
place to discourage people
from making false accusa-
tions which would damage
a person’s reputation.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, former
Attorney General and
Independent Bamboo Town
MP Tennyson Wells said the
time has come to create
laws to stop the “capri-
cious” actions of people
making accusations.

He said that there are
people who make allega-
tions simply to besmirch a
person’s name or for politi-
cal gain. However, he
stressed, he was not saying
that was the case with Mr
Roberts’ accuser.

Doubtful

Mr Wells said it is doubt-
ful that the entire situation
will have a negative impact
on the legal system.

He said that considering
the fact that the woman

withdrew the charge, Attor- ,

ney General Alfred Sears
was right to drop any fur-
ther action against Mr
Roberts.

“There was no possibility
of a conviction, without her
testimony in court. It would
have been a witch hunt and
a waste of judicial funds.”

He repeated his assertion
that the police mishandled
the investigation in its early
stages and that they did a
dis-service to themselves
and to Mr Roberts. On the

other hand, he said that as.a

abinet.,,minister, Mr
Roberts should have gone
to the, police to be ques-

tioned immediately rather -

than waiting for several
weeks to pass.

He said that to avoid any
potential victimisation,
police should continue to
protect the woman’s identi-
ty. Mr Wells said the entire
situation was unfortunate
and claimed “let it be fin-
ished with.”

Attorney Stephen Turn-
quest said that the rape
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women who may have to go
through similar instances as
they might be perceived to
be “crying wolf”

“It certainly may take
away their credibility which
would be unfortunate,” he
said.

He said that the situation
may negatively affect the
legal system if the parties
involved do not come for-
ward and affirm that the

charges were withdrawn.

without the woman being
coerced or threatened.

Satisfied

“The police need to tell
this woman, ‘we have con-
ducted an investigation,
what exactly are. your
motives for withdrawing’
and if they are satisfied they
should let the public know.

“The police need to come
forward and say these are
the facts, this is what hap-
pened, and this is why she
withdrew the charges.”

He added that her identi-
ty should not remain pro-
tected if she lied about the
charges because it would
meant that she

ter.

If that was case; Mr
Turnquest.said it may
become necessary to
enforce further penalties so
that persons do not make
random allegations.

He said that there have
been.several cases where
women have decided not to
press charges because they
do not want to go through
the ordeal of court and
that certainly could have
been the case in this situa-
tion.

Mr Turnquest felt that
Bradley Roberts did have
recourse available to him.
He said that he might have
a libel casé, if he could
prove that the rape allega-

tions had a negative affect

on his credibility. Often, he
said the court would request
that the defendant.(who in
this case would be the
woman who made the accu-
sation) should make a pub-
lic apology to the satisfac-
tion of the plaintiff.

Once this is done, he said
the judge may choose to
fine a nominal fee for dam-
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THE TRIBUNE



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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New disaster in works for tsunami victims

MANY of the areas devastated by the
South Asian tsunami that killed at least
160,000 people are among those:scientists say
are the most endangered by global warming.

In 1997, the United Nations panel on cli-
mate change said, “Especially at risk are large
delta regions of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Viet-
nam, and Thailand and the low-lying areas of
Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. .
international studies have projected the dis-
placement of several millions of people from
the region’s coastal zone aru a 1-meter
rise in sea level. .

“The costs of response measures to reduce
the impact of sea-level rise in the region could
be immense.”

The impact of the Asian tsunami sparked a
global relief effort. But even for the most
obvious of disasters, the United States left
itself wide open for criticism. In normal times
the United States offers less aid per capita
than any wealthy nation in the world. The
first week of the disaster showed us to be no
' different. Sweden jumped up and pledged

the equivalent of $8.40 per person in disaster
relief. Denmark pledged $2 $2 .90 per person.
The United States pledged 12 cents per per-
son. ~

If we were so stingy for this level of destruc-
tion, it is no surprise that the United States is
also the worst of the wealthy countries in
acknowledging the slow-motion tidal wave
of global warming fueled by greenhouse gas
emissions. The United States and Australia
are the only two industrialised nations that
have not signed the Kyoto agreement to cut
emissions.

President Bush avoided any serious dis-
cussion of the topic in his first term while he
let Vice-President Dick Cheney pack his
secretive energy task force with fossil fuel
industry leaders. Bush’s public disdain for
science and his pullout from Kyoto in 2001
played a role in the eventual resignation of his
Environmental Protection Agency adminis-
trator Christine Todd Whitman. She recently,
if belatedly, complained in new book about
“antiregulatory lobbyists and extreme
antigovernment ideologues” who have too
much influence over the Republican Party.

Most: environmentalists know there are
long-term problems with the Kyoto agree-
ment. It would only partially cut global emis-
sions, and it does not adequately address the
future contribution to global warming of
emerging industrial powers China and India,



the world’s two most populous nations. But
the United States, having only 4 per cent of
the world’s population, currently billows out
25 per cent of all greenhouse gases. For us to
turn our backs on talks, however flawed, is a
unilateral war on common sense.

Just last month the United States went to
the latest round of Kyoto talks in Buenos
Aires only to declare in environmental terms
that the earth is flat. Paula Dobriansky, under-
secretary for global affairs, says, “Science
tells us that we cannot say with any certainty
what constitutes a dangerous level of warm-
ing.” Harlan Watson, the senior US climate
“negotiator,” if such a word can be used with
a straight face, said, “The bulk of the scientific
opinion is we just don’t know enough to be
able to predict impact.”

Everyone else — environmentalists, econ-
omists, and insurance adjusters — knows
enough to predict the impact. The World
Bank, hardly a member of the loony left,
warns about major rises in diseases that
already kill millions of children in the devel-
oping world such as the waterborne or mos-
quito-transmitted diseases of malaria, diar-
thea and dengue fever. Insurance giant Swiss
Re says that global warming threatens to dri-
ve up the cost of natural disasters from last
year’s $70 billion to $150 billion a year with-
in a decade. Different studies estimate that a
3-foot rise in sea level could create.up to 150

"million refugees in low-lying countries.

The Maldives, 10 feet high at its highest,
might go completely under.

Amazingly, the island was spared the worst
of the tsunam; the water never compressed,
crested, and crashed against a resistant land
mass. Government spokesman Mohamed
Shareef said his nation is “so flat and small
and low that the tsunami may not have even
noticed us in its path.

With global warming, the Maldives might
lose their wall of daily protection from normal
storms, its prized coral reefs. Without the
reefs, the Maldives might be mauled into an
eviscerating evacuation. It is an unnecessary
exodus. This is a tsunami with more than a

decade’s warning. If Americans sat up instead ©

of turning over and reaching for the sun tan
oil — or just the oil period — they might see
a scary wave coming. Even if it is only 3 feet

~~ tall.

' (By DERRICK Z. JACKSON
c.2005 The Boston Globe)



Call for a ‘proper’
Supreme Court to
be built in the city

EDITOR, The Tribune.

N

IT WOULD seem as though
the Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies remain in effect with
regards to the judiciary. The
judiciary is still being treated
with contempt.

For years, both partners
have talked about construct-
ing a Supreme Court that will
house both registries. So far
their promise has been empty.
There are courts operating in
chicken coups, with no air-
conditioning in the main
courts. Justice Jon Isaacs’
court is in the foyer; Justice
Jeanne Thompson uses part of
the office space of the Presi-
dent of the Senate; Justice
Longley has been hidden ina
part of the old general post
office; Chief Justice Burton
Hall is being housed by the

‘old post office bank building;
Justice Lyon is pushed ina

corner in the Ansbacher build-
ing; the same building where
acting Justice Claire Hepburn
inhabits another corner.

In the 21st century, our
court system is being operated
asa third world system. It
would appear that the govern-
ments of both Ingraham and
Christie are only interested in
the Haitian plight, but not in
the interests of the Bahamian
people. The government in
general, and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
in particular, must understand
that foreign policy must be a
reflection of domestic policy
— which is after all what it
was elected on. If the govern-
ment thinks that the aliens
could elect them, then they
may continue on the course
they are now following. If we
would observe our neighbour
to the north, we would realize
that there is a straightforward
foreign policy which is not dic-
tated to by any organization
or any treaty, for which I com-
pliment them.

It would appear that the
Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies are to be tenant rather
than landlord in government
buildings, therefore wasting
the public purse.

As an aside, Bahamians
should be happy that George
Bush, both senior and junior,
are friends of the Bahamas.
They should recall that it was
Senator John Kerry who con-
sistently voted in favour of
decertifying the Bahamas
whenever it arose on the Sen-
ate floor.

Tourism has purchased a

building over a year ago and.






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up to this day they have not
moved into it or renovated it.

The Treasury had moved
several.years ago with the
understanding that the lease
would only be three years to
renovate the building. To this
day the Adderley building
stands in disrepair, an eye-sore
on Bay Street.

Following the Hurricane its
tin roof has blown off; there
is damage to the Chief Jus-
tice’s office windows and any-
one can throw anything there
while the court is in session.

The Senate is in disrepair,
as is the House of Assembly,
and after two months nothing
has been done. How can the
Minister of Tourism ask the

private sector-to beautify its...

property on Bay Street when
government buildings are
worse than the private sector
in the city? All government
properties in the city are in
disrepair.

From where I stand, there

_ are only three Ministers who

appear to me who know their
portfolio, and are showing an
interest in the Bahamian peo-
ple. I would give high marks to
the Ministry. of State for
Finance for its monetary poli-
cies; my understanding is that
his mission is to prepare the
country for the future in terms
of global fiscal and monetary
trends. For example revisit-
ing our tax regime to take
account of the new interna-
tional trade policies, and the
relaxation of capital controls
to invigorate local capital mar-
kets, and the use of informa-
tion technology to improve
revenue administration. The
Ministry of Tourism for its
new initiative for bringing
tourists throughout the whole
Bahamas. The Minister of
Trade, who has come up with
a montage of ideas for improv-
ing the lives of Bahamians,
especially the downtrodden. I
was particularly impressed by
his strong stance against the
gas companies who continue
to place the people of the
Bahamas in a difficult posi-
tion; crooked landlords, and
his care and concern for the
residents of Bozine Town.
Let me be clear: I am not
commenting on the personal
lives of any ministers, but only
how they manage their public
responsibilities. In this respect,

I find the above ministers the
only competent ones. Most of
the other Ministers appear not
to know what they are doing,
and the heart rending thing is
that Tommy Turnquest is
hopeless as a leader and, on
the other side, B J Nottage
appears to be politically
underground.

There is no other political
party in the country that has

the creativity to take the

Bahamas to the next level. It’s
a shame that all that was
accomplished through the ’50s
and ’60s has gone on the back-
burner. This PLP is not the
PLP of old. The only thing
that they have in common is
the name.

I'admire a letter that
appeared in the 17th of
November by the Watchman
and with his glorification of
the Minister of Housing. I

should like to inform the::-~--
_ Watchman, however, that in _

1962 it was in fact the United
Bahamian Party that started
the Yellow Elder housing pro-. .
ject to assist those persons
who could not afford a home.
Every consecutive minister -
who held that post has tried
to produce as many homes as
possible by its administration,
but none of the various minis-
ters has accomplished what a
private company (Arawak
Homes) has' been able to
accomplish, so there is nothing
significant about this minister.

It is a shame that such a bril-
liant man as Malcolm Adder-
ley, who has served on the
Supreme Court bench, is being
sidelined. Mr Adderley would
have made an excellent Attor-
ney General, or, better still,
Minister of Immigration.

In concluding, I would:like
to see a proper Supreme Court

built in the city that could---

accommodate all the various.
departments, the ideal spot is
to knock down the Central
Police Station, BaTelCo, and
all the courts surrounding it.
The present Supreme Court
should be renovated and
become the Court of. Appeal.

It is a shame that so many
young persons are in the PLP,
who are academically brilliant,
but are not thinkers. This is
very upsetting and disap-
pointing.

I should hope that Dr Not-
tage would resurface.

FRANKLYN G.
FERGUSON
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FIFTY-FOUR immigrants
were apprehended on Tues-
day, bringing the number of
Haitian nationals trying to
enter the Bahamas to 92 just
two weeks into the year.

Forty-three men and 11
women were caught on a
Haitian sloop just south of
Rose Island at 3. 40pmon
Tuesday.

The arrest was made by
HMBS P110 and P124.

According to Lt Darren
Henfield, this latest group
makes the third illegal entry
for the year. The migrants
have been handed over to
Immigration officials at the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre.

@ A HAITIAN boat cap-
tain was brought before the
courts on Wednesday after
allegedly transporting 16
immigrants into the country
on January 6.

Cenatus Arilus, 33, was
charged with knowingly assist-
ing persons to land in the
Bahamas illegally from Haiti,
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5

ger growing over New

Providence water shortage

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter _

WITH no end in sight to the
water shortage from which
New Providence has been suf-
fering for the past two
months, anger is growing
among residents of the capital,
with one school official yes-
terday describing the lack of
water as a public health risk.

As shortage of water sup-
plies continues to cause major
inconvenience for families
throughout the island, calls for
a full and frank government
statement on the matter are
increasing.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Marianne Stein, the
school director of Blairwood
Academy on Village Road,
said the shortage is now hav-
ing a significant effect on peo-
ple’s lives.

“The public health authori-
ty tells us we must use City

water in our school, but we

are not getting our supply of
City water, so what are we
supposed to do?

Students

“I have students here who
can’t wash their hands. I
sometimes have dirty water
coming through the pipes. It is
on the verge of becoming a
public health risk,” she added.

At Cable Beach, a resident
said: “It has become almost
impossible to plan one’s life. If

-you’re going out in the

evening, you can never be
sure you will be able to have a
shower.

“Tf you go for a run, there’s
no guarantee you'll be able to
have a wash when you get
back.

“There seems to ‘be no

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turn-offs are organised, It’s a:

hopeless'situation,’’he noted.

The water situation 1s‘even
more dire in higher lying
areas. ©

Dino Mosko, a resident of

School official
speaks out



San Souci, said that although
the area has been experienc-
ing water problems for the
past five years it has been
especially bad in recent weeks.

“We had no water over the
Christmas holidays, and now
once again we are the third
day without water,” he
explained.

Mr Mosko said that the gov-
ernment is failing to fulfill
their obligation to its citizens.

“The government are
bound by contract to provide
us with water. However, we
were forced to install a hold-
ing tank, we were forced to
install a pressure pipe, at our
own expense, otherwise we
have no water at all,” he said.

New Providence has been
subject to water shortage since
Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne left the well fields in

' Andros contaminated last

September.

A lack of rainfall and con-
tinuing mechanical problems
with the two transport barges
and the Windsor Field reverse

osmosis plant have added to .
‘the situation.

General Manager of Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(W&SC) Godfrey Sherman
announced yesterday that
engineers are working around
the clock to repair the barge
m/v Titus, which normally
transports three million gal-
lons of water per day from

‘Andros to Nassau, but said

that the tanker’s mechanical
problems, are more extensive
than previously assumed.;

He explained that the part,

that was needed to repair the
Titus had finally arrived in the
Bahamas and had been

installed, however additional
engine problems have been
now discovered. -

“We had all hoped that it
would have been repaired
(Tuesday) night, but then we
were told that the engineers
had to dismantle the engine
and once again return to the
drawing board. At the
moment it’s out of our hands,”
he said. .

The W&SC general manag-
er said that the corporation’s
attempt of acquiring a third
barge on a temporary basis to
alleviate the problem also
proved unsuccessful.

“Such vessels are very hard
to come by,” he explained.

As a consequence the Titus
will in the meantime once
again have to be assisted by

_tugboats in its Ean DOES me

said.

Alternative

Mr Sherman further said
that the ongoing situation has
clearly demonstrated the
need for alternative water
sources for the capital’s pop-
ulation.

“We have known for quite
some time now that we have
to decrease our dependency
on Andros and I think every-
one realises this now,” he said.

In an effort to find a solu-
tion, Mr Sherman said that the
plans for.a new reverse osmo-
sis plant at the Blue Hills
Complex in New Providence

were “im the final stages.?);.:.1

Hé said that the contract:for

constructing ‘the plant: is +.

expected to be awarded: this
month.

“Tn six months time we will
then we producing water and

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Mr Sherman said the pro-
ject is now only awaiting the
stamp approval from govern-
ment.

Resident of San Souci
Andrew Burrows called the
entire situation “pathetic,”
and said government should
have found alternatives to the
well- fields in Andros “a long
time ago.”

Chief engineer at the Holi-
day Inn Cedric Wilmore said
that his hotel is not effected by
the water shortage as the
resort has its own reverse



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osmosis plant.

“T have a 250-room proper-
ty here and J make 47,000 gal-
lons of water a day. If we can
maintain out own water in this
hotel why can’t our country
do the same thing.

“This island is surrounded
by salt water, why don’t they
have reverse osmosis systems
as backups for when their
plants don’t work. We should
be beyond barging water from
Andros by now,” added.

Mr Wilmore said that now
is the time for government to
make an official statement on
the matter.





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FREEPORT - Laid off
workers at the Royal Oasis
Resort have become increas-
ingly concerned in recent
weeks over the uncertainty of
their jobs and the re-opening
of the resort in April, espe-
cially now reconstruction work
had ceased at the property.

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Many of the workers, who
have remained unemployed
without pay since September,
are under enormous financial
strain to meet their mortgages,
rents, loans and other obliga-
tions.

On Tuesday, a group of con-
cerned workers met with Mar-
co City MP Pleasant Bridge-
water at her law firm to voice
their concerns and to seek her
assistance in getting answers
from the government regard-
ing the situation at Royal
Oasis.

The resort, which comprises
the Crowne Plaza and Sun-
spree brands, and a casino,
closed after sustaining exten-
sive damage during Hurtri-
canes Frances and Jeanne.

More than 1,000 workers
were laid off, but some were
retained during the recon-
struction phase. The hotel is
expected to re-open for busi-
ness in April.

Ms Bridgewater said work-

ers are frustrated, anxious, and
concerned.

“T gather that on Monday a
number of workers at Royal
Oasis and casino staged a
demonstration out of concern
for the fact that. they have
been unemployed since: the
hurricanes in September.

Frustrated

“A number of them were

_assisting with restoration and

clean up of the property just
before the holidays. But con-
struction has stopped and after
not hearing from the hotel for
three weeks, they were
becoming a bit anxious, frus-
trated and concerned and
decided that they would
demonstrate to make some
demands to get’ some
answers,” she said.

Ms Bridgewater said work-
ers are having difficulty meet-
ing their financial obligations

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“| gather that
on Monday a
number of
workers at
Royal Oasis
and casino
staged a
demonstration
out of concern
for the fact
that they
have been
unemployed
since the
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Maree City V MP
Pleasant Bridgewater

of paying mortgages, rents,
buying food and providing the
basic necessities for them-
selves.

“Electricity and water are
off and children going to
school without lunch,” she
said.

Ms Bridgewater said the
workers complained that mon-
ey deducted from their pay for
their mortgages, insurance and
their National Insurance pre-
miums were not being for-
warded to various institutions.

“Their concern was also that
they have not seen any kind or
form of assistance or sympa-
thy, or information from the
union which represent them.

Government

And they were also con-
cerned that they were not
hearing anything from the
government,” she explained.

_Ms Bridgewater noted that

in some cases social services |
_ would be able to offer rental
assistance of $500 per month,-

and food vouchers.

She has also spoken to the
Prime Minister and to the
Minister of Tourism with
regards to the plight of work-
ers. -
“The PM indicated when I
spoke to him that the govern-
ment needs to really focus on
the plight of these kind of peo-
ple. And so [ believe that over
the next few days that gov-
ernment will put initiatives in
place to specifically deal with





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persons who would have lost
their job and not have any
income since the hurricane.”

Ms Bridgewater expects that
the government would be able
to find out what the real prob-
lem is and what needs to be
done to bring about some res-
olution to the Royal Oasis sit-
uation.

“There has been some
meetings and negotiations to
work with the present opera-
tors and to also seek out new
operators. And I believe in
the short term, government
will do what it can to get the
hotel going again, bearing in
mind that there is extensive
damage, which needs to be
repaired,” she said.

Investments

Ms Bridgewater said gov-
ernment would provide some
relief to workers because there
are some other investments in
the short term, which would

create employment for hun-

dreds of people. .

ZNS Talk show Host
Darold Miller on the Imme-
diate Response programme
also expressed his concerns
over the plight of workers at
the resort.

He stressed that executives
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and the government
should meet. with the resort

' operators to resolve the situa-

tion at Royal Oasis.
‘One female caller, who
identified herself as one ‘of the:

‘thousands of laid off hotel

workers at Royal Oasis,
said workers are barely sur-
viving.

“We need help badly. It
seems like nobody can help,”
said the woman, who has
worked at the resort for 20°
years. :

Mr Miller said the hotel
operator is ruling the lives of
thousands of Bahamian work-
ers.

“You know one of the prin-
ciples of the PLP was that
whenever these investors play
crazy the government will step
in, take over the hotel
and open it up on behalf of
the Bahamian people,” he
said.

“Under the majority rule of
the PLP, the investor would
pack their bag and get out and
the hotel still run. And that
woman would still have her
job here today. Maybe that is
one of the principles we need
to return to,” he said.

Mr Miller said that govern-
ment should have the
first option of buying the
property and re-opening it for
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The state of public
ffairs in our nation
today is disgraceful

Pave Minister Perry
Christie is presiding
over one of the sorriest states of
public affairs in the history of
our nation.

No political administration in
this country has ever been
embroiled in such a rapid suc-
cession of outrageous scandals
so soon in its term as has Mr
Christie’s administration.

Worse still, Mr Christie is
doing absolutely nothing to cor-
rect or improve the situation.
On the face of it, he seems
timid, helpless and over-
whelmed by the many missteps,
misdeeds and misadventures of
his seemingly out-of-control
ministers and political col-
leagues.

A case in point is the recent
allegation of rape (now with-
drawn) against the governmen-
t’s third highest-ranking minis-
ter, Bradley Roberts, otherwise
known as “Big Bad Brad”.

What prime minister worth ©

his weight in salt, having one of
his most senior ministers
accused of the horrible crime
of rape, goes for weeks on end
without saying a word to the
public about the matter, and
does not, in the name of pro-
tecting the integrity of his gov-
ernment, ask that minister to
remove himself from office until
the situation is satisfactorily
resolved?

What right-thinking prime
minister permits such woeful
and inexcusable foot-dragging
in a case that both scandalises
his government and calls into
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realise that the mishandling of
an alleged rape case against a
government minister could put
women at risk because
unscrupulous men may get the
impression that the chances of a
woman having her allegations
properly dealt with in the coun-
try is slim to none, especially if
the accused is powerful and
politically connected?

What prime minister, having

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fortitude, says to his society that
his code of ethics does not
address matters of morality but
deals only with standards of
conduct having to do with con-
flicts of interest? In each case,
no competent prime minister
would.

Criticism of Prime Minister
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sonable. It gives this writer no
pleasure to. endorse such criti-
cism because the PM remains
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continue to do what he has the
power to stop them from doing
while they are members of his
cabinet.

Likable or not, Mr Christie
is leader of a nation and not a
boys’ club. It is time he acted
with the maturity, focus and for-
titude required of a man in his
position. He must do so for the
good of us all and for our
nation.

WHAT IF MINISTER
ROBERTS WAS IN
OPPOSITION OR AN
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Minister Roberts were true or

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the process dealing with those -

allegations was conducted in a
manner common to all.

In this vein, one has to ask

the question, if Bradley Roberts
were someone opposed to the
government or an ordinary man
on the street, would the rape
allegations against him have
been handled differently?

This is one of the most critical
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quick solutions to this
long-festering mess. If the
committee is able to report
to parliament this summer,
it will then be up to the
government and others to
consider implementing the
proposals. And we all
know how that goes.
Since last October, the
committee (which includes
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4. Move the vendors to
the Malcolm’s Park area.

“The most sensible sug-
gestions have come from
the fishermen themselves,”

Mr Dupuch told Tough

Call recently. “The com-
mittee is anxious to see this
situation resolved, but we
are still looking for public
comment.”

It certainly i is incredible,
one editorialist recently
wrote, that lawmakers are



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enthusiasts, pleasure boaters
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monstrous public health and

safety hazard.”



Davis, Frank Smith and
John Carey) has been col-
lecting public comments
via a web site
(www.bahamasb2b.com/co
mmunity/montague-ramp).
About a hundred postings
have been received so far.

According to °Mr
Dupuch, they boil down to
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pletely.

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of the sailing club.

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still investigating a prob-
lem that began at least 13
years ago — and that has
been worsening ever since,

through three Boyer nine Ut ;

changes.

The Montagu shoreline
is one of the few open
spaces left on this island.
But despite its use by inner
city families, cookout ven-
dors, sailing enthusiasts,
pleasure boaters and com-
muters it has been allowed
to deteriorate into a mon-
strous public health and
safety hazard.

a

There can be no rational
explanation for. this —
although some would argue
that the opportunity to
affront those who lunch at
the Royal Nassau Sailing

Club is the main motiva-

tor.

If we discount that absur-
dity, we are left with the
fact that a handful of citi-
zens are holding half the
population of the island to
ransom. And this big, bad
PLP government (and the
Hubiggety government
before it...and the Pingdom
before that) has neither the
guts nor the wit to deal
with a minor problem
before it becomes a major

- disaster.

Just as the unregulated
water sports industry is
allowed to kill and maim
our tourists, so is this hand-
ful of “entrepreneurs”
being allowed to create a
public health and traffic
hazard that will eventual-
ly cost the government far

- more than addressing the

situation now ever could.
Onsite sewerage disposal
along the coast (via cess
pits dug in the porous lime-
stone rock) leaks waste and

pathogens into Montagu *

Bay. The market itself con-
tributes human and animal
waste plus a variety of
garbage. The marine prod-
ucts on sale at Montagu are
washed in this toxic cock-
tail.

The crumbling ramp is
crowded with fishermen,
jet ski operators and ven-
dors of all sorts. Despite
the stench and the garbage,
the ramshackle market is
visited by confused tourists
and people who stop with-

out warning to chat or buy.

Trailers block the road.

during rush hours, leading

to miles of traffic jams and :

endless frustration.
‘A few dozen fish vendors

are licensed at the Mon-

tagu market. But they are
augmented by boaters and
jet ski operators. Then
there are the fruit and veg-
etable stands, ‘several
mobile vendors and even a

petty shop. Recently, peo- |

ple began selling t-shirts

from cars parked beside

the ramp. .

[: all began in the
. 1970s with one or two
casual fishermen hawking
their catch to passing
motorists..But in the last
decade Montagu has
exploded into a chaotic
free-for-all. One of our few
recreational areas has been
transformed into a public
slaughterhouse and com-
mercial boat.ramp without
the slightest thought.

Fishermen moved ‘to the
ramp in numbers after the
closure of Potters Cay in
1991 following an outbreak
of conch poisoning.

At that time, more than.
1,000 people were hospi-.

talised from eating conch
infected with bacteria.

picked up from polluted

water around the Paradise

Island bridge:
outbreak © was.
caused by the dumping of .

That

raw sewage into the. har-
bour after an equipment

breakdown at the Mal-:

colm’s Park deep injection £
well, which disposes of

much of the city’s waste.

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for months, and although.
it was understood that the.
fishermen would leave.
Montagu when the central :

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with the Montagu ramp

FROM previous page

taken, they never did.

Now one of the options
the committee is consider-
ing is to move vendors to
the area east of the old Pan
American seaplane ramp at
Malcolm’s Park. A new
ramp ‘would be built
between the yacht club and
Fort Montagu. And direct
access to the existing ramp
from Bay Street would be
closed off.

This new market area
would become a tourist
attraction similar to the
Arawak Cay fish fry. Sell-
ing only Bahamian prod-
ucts, it would be operated
by a private authority.

Similar proposals have
been on the table for
decades. However, we are
certain that the Christie
administration will put pre-
vious governments to
shame by the alacrity with
which it responds to the
Montagu committee’s
upcoming report.

The October 1991
Halloween Surge

A fter last week’s
article on

tsunamis, ‘some readers
recalled the massive swells
we experienced here on
October 31, 1991 —.an
event that became known
as the Halloween storm
surge. ~

These ocean swells were .

high enough to swamp
homes along West Bay
Street and cause extensive
. damage to sea walls and
coastal roads. The Glass
Window bridge on
Eleuthera was also heavi-
ly damaged.

This was the result of the
so-called ‘perfect storm’ —
a blockbuster nor’easter
which developed off the
New England coast after

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combining with remnants
of Hurricane Grace. This
was the storm that inspired
the Warner Brothers movie
of the same name.

By October 30 -— when it

Republic to the Bahamas.
Total damage in the United
States was in the hundreds
of millions of dollars.

A tsunami is a single cat-
astrophic event that is over



“It all began in the 1970s with
one or two casual fishermen
hawking their catch to passing
motorists. But in the last |
decade Montagu has exploded
into a chaotic free-for-all. One
of our few recreational areas
has been transformed into a
public slaughterhouse and
commercial boat ramp without
the slightest thought.”



was midway between
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winds of 70 mph, produc-
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reported by a weather buoy
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in short time. It generates a
few large waves immedi-
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smaller ones, like a stone
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1981, the late Dr Paul
Albury published a news-
paper article headed “the
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Dr Albury recalled an
October hurricane that
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Following a rising tide with
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“The sea drove in — at
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water about six feet
high...And then in a few
minutes more the real tidal
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solid wall of water rising
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the residents of Marsh
Harbour experienced in
1926 was a storm surge —
water that is pushed
toward shore by the force
of the storm and made
higher by wind waves.

Tsunami Evidence

ast week’s article —
also reported that

scientists had identified
ancient depositional evi-
dence for past tsunamis
affecting the Bahamas.

In relation to this, a
reader provided us with a
1996 research paper by for-

mer College of the
Bahamas lecturer Paul
Hearty. The article sug-
gested that huge boulders
along the coastal ridge of
north Eleuthera had been
deposited by large waves
some 120,000 years ago.

However, in 2002 geolo-
gists from the Gerace
Research Centre on San
Salvador disputed the evi-
dence. They reported that
these boulder-like outcrops
(some as big as a small
house) were simply “ero-
sional remnants”.

Of course, this does not
infer that tsunamis have
never affected the
Bahamas over the millen-
nia. They almost certainly
have.

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Of all the forms of govern-
ment that promote justice,
democracy has won out as the
most potent. If Bahamians
believe that justice in our
nation is not blind but cock-
eyed, they will lose faith in the
democracy and will begin to
take matters into their own
hands.

This will not only destroy

the common peace but will

promote a level of mistrust
and antagonism that could
jeopardise the solid gains we
have made in this society over
the years.

This much is true: if the

‘majority of citizens of our
nation believe that Minister .

Roberts was treated different-
ly or better, than an ordinary
man on the street would have
been treated in this case, then
dog eat our lunch because the
implications for public order
in this society are significant.
Do not be surprised if police
on the streets trying to enforce
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latioiis are met by members of
















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the public screaming things
like, “Stead y’all go lock up
dese politicians runnin’ roun’
the place accused of rapin’
people, y’all roun’ here
harassin’ innocent poor folk
fa nothin’” As one man said
sadly to me, fellows accused
of rape now- will “plead the
Bradley”.

A SERIES OF
UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

he madness in the

Christie administra-
tion reads like Lemony Snick-
et’s “A Series of Unfortunate
Events”. In just a little more
than two and a half years,
members of the Christie
administration have treated
the Bahamian public to a con-

‘coction of suggestions of pub-

lic and private mix-ups that
read like a “what’s what of
things not to do in govern-
ment”.

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fiasco, the Korean Boat Scan-
dal, the Harajchi affair, the
BaTelCo building lease con-
flict of interest, or the Sidney
Stubbs bankruptcy case, the
smorgasbord of nonsense by .
the Christie government in its
relatively short stay in gov-
ernment has been nothing
short of horrendous.

These scandals look even
worse in light of the fact that
the administration has pre-
cious little real progress to
report since coming to office.
The question is, when will this
soap opera of governmental
blunders end? For the sake of
our national and international
reputation, let’s all pray that it
is some time soon.

THOUGHT .
FOR THE WEEK

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“The word ethics in itself
speaks to morality. It speaks

‘to a higher standard being

expected by those to whom
the code applies,” the FNM
said.

The FNM denied that its
comments in any way were
aimed at suggesting that Mr
Roberts was guilty of the
offence.

“We repeat that the guilt
or innocence of the accused
Cabinet minister is not an
issue that we in the Free
National Movement presume
to adjudicate on, and regard-
less of whether or not the
minister had been charged,
the FNM would have made a
distinct point to bring the
glaring inequity in terms of
his treatment versus that of
the common man to the
attention of the electorate,” it
said.

The FNM said that had an
ordinary member of the pub-
lic been accused of the
offence, he would have been:
arrested and interviewed
“forthwith”.

Mr Roberts yesterday
thanked his wife and family
“for never wavering at any
moment in their belief that
such an allegation could ever .
be attached to me and’ from
that belief they too -were
steadfast in their support. —

“It would be remiss if I also
didn’t thank all of my con-
stituents of Bain and Grants
Town as well as the hundreds
of well-wishers across the
Bahamas and other conti-
nents who sent me words of
encouragement and their —
commitment to believing in -

my innocence,’ ” he oor

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officially
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project. I shall do all within my
power, subject of course to the

fiscal restraints, to ensure that.

over the course of this year
these concerns are remedied,"
he said.

Mr Sears said the first task
must be to review the country’s
laws in regard to children and
young persons, and the preven-
tion of domestic violence
against children.

"Other matters will include a
reform of the bankruptcy laws,
the criminal laws, the quieting
_ titles act, and the land law in
the Bahamas," he said.

Wayne Munroe, president of
the Bar Association, said his
major concern is that the issues
that the association wanted to
be addressed last year contin-
ue on into this new fiscal year.

"We continue to hear promis-
es about a court building and
when you look around it is
increasingly clear that it needs
to be facilitated. There are oth-
er things that for security rea-
sons I care not to mention but
they are urgently, urgently
needed. We still hear them talk-
ing about increasing salaries for
judicial and legal officers, which
are very long overdue," he said.

Mr Munroe said that Bar
members have been asking to
be consulted on matters that
affect the administration of jus-
tice but to no avail.

"The example given is the

-: Corrections Bill. We weren't

consulted on that. We have got
a hold of it and we now see why
they don’t consult us on that
because it does nothing to
change or improve the circum-
stances of the prison," said Mr
Munroe.

He also said that a simple ;
name change of prison officer to

corrections officer will not be
enough to properly address the
issues of the rehabilitation of
persons stationed there.

"What is needed is to prop-
erly address the remand of per-
sons, the incarceration of per-
sons, and properly deal with
their rehabilitation. None of
that is provided in the bill. But





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lasts until the end of June.

mentary committee.

presidency."

sales are resumed.

Taiwan.

EU arms embargo on
China ‘probably lifted
_ in next six months’ |

THE European Union's 15-year-old arms embargo on China
will probably be lifted within the next six months, the British
government said, according to Associated Press.

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Wednesday that he expect-
ed the ban, imposed after Beijing's bloody 1989 crackdown on
pro- democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, to be lifted dur-
ing Luxembourg's six-month turn as president .of the EU, which

Straw said that an end to the embargo would not see arms
flood into China, due to the EU's code of conduct. The code
forces member nations to ensure the weapons they sell are not
used for internal repression, external aggression or where seri-
ous violations of human rights have occurred.

"Our position in principle is that, subject to satisfaction of the
issues laid out by the European Council in December, we will
support a lifting of the arms embargo," Straw told a Parlia-

"I think you would get relatively short odds on a decision hap-
pening under the Luxembourg presidency.
“It is more likely than not that this will be decided under this

Germany and France have led the calls for the ban to be
lifted, and argue that China's human rights record has improved
since 1989. But other EU nations, including Sweden and Ireland,
oppose the ban being lifted and want the "code of conduct" to
be tightened to act as a stronger safety net if and when arms

The United States has pushed hard for the EU not to lift the
ban. and fears an escalation of tension between Beijing and

Straw said efforts would be made to reassure Washington.
"The U.S. have an entirely legitimate and understandable
- interest both in the effectiveness of the EU's system of arms con-
trol and in issues of regional stability in that area,"
"There will be intensive discussions with the U.S."

after the bill comes through,
perhaps we will have a brand
new name, a brand new flag,
maybe some new uniforms, but
still the same old prison," he
said.

The Bar Association is urg-
ing the proper rehabilitation of
prisoners and has warned that,
if it is not done properly, an
"uprising" will come one day.

"Individuals come_ to
court with maybe a minor
offence. The police ask for a
two week adjournment to inves-
tigate the person and the man is
remanded in custody. If this



FROM page one

ee.

favour from government.

code.

he said.

he said.

MP tears up
PM’s code
of ethics

Andros and had no problem with that, he felt that
his rival should not be campaigning while a ZNS employ-

“IT wanted to ask the prime minister about his code of
ethics and what he would do with those persons who are
_perverting the use of their ministerial status for the
enrichment of themselves and their family and what the
penalties are for those who engage in improper behav-
iour, including the soliciting of funds and the acceptance
of personal gifts from those seeking to obtain personal

“What is the penalty for those persons who breach
this code of ethics? If there is no penalty then this
code of ethics is a waste of time and J don’t see the sense
of it,” said Mr Bastian, proceeding to rip up, a copy ofthe:

Mr Wisdom, after checking Mr Bastian’s claim, con-
firmed that South Andros had two Junkanoo parades‘on
December 24 and January 5.

“The reasoning for the second one was because
persons said that there was not enough press coverage,”

Mr Bastian said that because the parade was seen as
being political, only one group participated...






































young man has a job he will lose
it during this time. If I was that
young man I would be very
angry.

"We need to be very careful
about oppressing people,
because we have too many indi-
viduals remanded in custody
who are acquitted. They have
the right to feel oppressed and
angry. Even those who have
committed crimes, we need not
treat them as dogs because if
we don't invest in a prison, we
are in fact investing in an immi-

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TECHNICAL SECRETARY

1A busy computer company is in search of a multi-task person
that is well groomed, have excellent organizational skills, energetic.
| Computer literate and is a people person

| Duties include
| Running of the Technical Department

| Answering logging and dispatching of phone calls filing, invoicing,
| follow-up on all service calls and related clientele issues.

| Please send resume to:

Attention Technical Position
P.O.Box CB 13283
Nassau, Bahamas

Or fax to 328 - 0049/ e-mail: personnel @dctpc.com.
| Before Friday, January 21, 2005
| ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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Nassau, The Bahamas





VACANCY NOTICE |

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) is pleased to
invite applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position
of Information Systems Business Analyst in us Human Resources

The Company is implementing a new Financial/ Human Resources
Application System, which will require the creation of a team of Business
Analysts. Candidates for this team should currently be employed in a
o demonstrate a sound
séduirés, policies, and internal controls
Resources Department. Additionally, these candidates shoul
demonstrate an aptitude for software applications. This team will be at the’
centre of a dedicated cross functional implementation effort and is expected
to form the core post implementation application support. Applicants will
be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation to see this project
through the successful implementation by creating or assisting others in
developing processes, user acceptance testing (UAT), reporting,



¢ Become intimately familiar with all the modular features, functionality, .
workflows, related internal controls and interfaces for system modules

¢ Research and document usr requirements and specifications, conduct
business and technical studies, design, develop and implement information
sytstems business solutions, and provide imput on service delivery.
e Working with the vendor implementation teams, BTC Consultants, and
super users to develop system test plans and associated test data and
execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system modules assigned.
Ensure results of the conducted tests are well documented and failed

¢ Become familiar with all available standard reports for the system modules
¢ Develop proficiencies with report writing tools to perform specified data
analysis and studies as requested on system modules assigned; develop
and present as hoc reports in support of various initiatives.
¢ Assist with the creation of training materials and the user training itself
for the system modules assigned. Training materials includes business

_ processes, system features, functionality, technology capabilities and

° Develop post implementation documentation to assist with the support
of users and the daily maintenance and management of the system.
Documentation includes but is not limited to screen shots, process
diagrams, system enhancement requests, standard operating procedures,
¢ Provide on-going post implementation systems support for end users as

¢ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Management. |

° Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent expereience in a Human Resources
° Demonstrate aptitude i in the use of Microsoft office suite plus database

¢ Ability to create, compose and edit written materials; proven analytical
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A LONDON management
consultant has won almost a
million dollars in a poker

game. John Gale, 51, was |

playing in a high stakes mul-
ti-million dollar Texas Hold

'Em poker tournament at |

Atlantis resort on Paradise
Island.

The businessman won
$865,000 and a $25,000 buy-

in to the 2005 World Series °

of Poker to be staged in
Atlantic City, USA, in July,
with a chance to win $10 mil-
lion.

Trounced

Gale trounced his final
opponent, New Yorker Alex
Balandin, in a mere seven
hands, sending the runner up
home with a $484,000 sec-
ond prize.

Hugging the bundles of |

dollar notes after the win,
Gale said: "I'm completely
overwhelmed, actually. Flab-
bergasted. Alex played fan-
tastic. I feel very, very hum-
bled, actually. I have only

















played one other live game
and that was in a small game
in Ireland. I lasted about six
and a half minutes, so I don't
really count that one."

He added: "I didn't really
come to win the money. I
thought I would bum out
within the first hour. I just
love the buzz and the social
aspect of playing. And it's
great to get to play against
world famous players such
as Greg Raymer, Chris Mon-
eymaker and Daniel Negre-
anu. '

All three big names were
knocked out early in the
match, with world champ
Raymer managing only 32nd
place and barely making

_ back his stake, cashing out

at only $13,600.

Former patents lawyer
American Greg Raymer,
who gave up his job after
blowing out the world's best
card players, picking up $5
million at the 2004 World.
Series of Poker champi-
onship.

Advice

Before he signed out,
Raymer had some advice for
Gale as he headed into the
big playoff with six finalists
from New York, Sweden,
Canada, Miami, Oregon and
Las Vegas. Raymer told
Gale: "Play your own
game." Gale played a fairly
aggressive and risk-taking
game to win the pot.

The marathon event ran
over five days, with games
lasting up to eight hours a
day. Gale was one of 400 of
the world's top poker faces
who travelled to the
Bahamas for their chance to
pit their poker skills against
the odds and a share of the
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Handling Complaints and the Difficult Customer

Creating Your Customer Service Strategy for Loyal Customers
The Face of the Future

Date:
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Venue:
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Thursday, 24 February 2005
9:30am — 4:30pm
Bahamas Tourism and Training Centr

$170.00

Effective PowerPoint Presentations

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview
-of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It focuses on
developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

|} Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be
able to

Select appropriate design templates for target audiences;
Create title and text slides with bulleted lists; .
Display and print presentations;

Create presentations from outlines using the outline tab;
Change slide layouts;

Insert and animate clip art; and

Add or modify animation schemes

Date:
Time:
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Tuition:

Thursday, 3 March, 2005 ~

9:30am — 4:30pm

CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
$160.00 en

EN

1936
-or email nlacroix@cob.edu.bs

CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, course Schedule
and Course materials.

All fees are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time

payment).

COB Positions Available

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

UIRIES: Contact the Coordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-

SENIOR PRIVATE SECRETARY

Self-motivated, energetic and experienced Secretary is needed to provide administrative and
Secretarial support.

The successful candidate must have an Associate Degree in Secretarial Studies, at least seven

. years” post qualification experience in a secretarial role, must be computer literate with
shorthand skills, Para-legal skills and a high level of organizational and interpersonal skills
with the ability to relate well to a wide variety of individuals.

SALARY RANGE $20,890 x $600 - $28,690

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A self-motivated energetic and experienced Secretary is required to provide administrative
and secretarial support

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years relevant work experience, must be computer literate with shorthand skills.
SALARY RANGE $18,290 x $500 - $27,290

Interested applicants should submit a detailed resume and up-to-date transcript to the address
below by Tuesday, January 18, 2005 to:

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-4912
‘Nassau, Bahamas





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Course Description: This course is for the beginner who knows very little about computers and does not
understand how it works. This course covers the major computer concepts with extensive hands on practice
of various software using: (I) Microsoft Office — Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel — Spreadsheet (iii)
Microsoft Access — Database Management.

Pre-requisite: None

Begins: Monday, 7 February 2005 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 12 February 2005 10:00am - 1:00pm

Duration:12 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lab

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Course Description:This course covers the major advanced concepts with extensive hands on practice of various
software using: (I) Microsoft Office - Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel — Spreadsheet (iii) Microsoft
Access — Database Management.

Section 01 (CEES)
Section 02 (CEES)
Tuition: $450.00

Begins:Thursday, 10 February 2005 :

Pre-requisite: Computer Applications I
Duration:12 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lab Fees: $550.00

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint.
It focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Begins:Thursday, 3 March 2005
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Pre-requisite:None
Time:9:30am - 4:30pm

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I

Course Description:This course covers basic concepts of Information Technology. The course provides training
in the following areas; Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, Operating System
Proficiency, Internet and Email Proficiency.

Begins: Wednesday, 9 February 2005

Pre-requisite:None .
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Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm -

PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR

Course Description: This course is a hands-on introduction to technology systems for use in information
environments. The course will cover the following topics: Basic Hardware, Operating Systems, Troubleshooting
and Repairs. : ;

Begins: Tuesday, 8 February 2005 Time: 6:00pm — 7:30pm
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Pre-requisite: None
Tuesdays and Thursdays

QUICKBOOKS

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20 employees) how to organize and manage their accounting activities using QuickBooks Pro software. Students
will learn how to set-up their company files, chart of accounts, budget, customers, vendors and employees.

Begins: Tuesday, 1 March 2005
Venue: CEES Computer Lab

Time: 6:00pm — 9:00pm
Fees: $330.00

Pre-requisite: None
Duration: 6 weeks

WEBPAGE DESIGN WORKSHOP

Course Description: This course, which targets persons who would like to create their personal web pages will
cover Web page creation, Web site management, and HTML. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics,
Multimedia, Forms and Tables and hosting of web pages. ‘ :

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Begins: Thursday, 24 February 2005 Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
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By NEIL HARTNELL |
Tribune Business Editor

1 olina Insurance
Company has
accepted the Gov-
ernment’s condi-
‘tions for approv-

ing its Imperial Life Financial

(Bahamas) acquisition, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.

-The conditions, more strin-
gent than many market
observers expected, include the
dilution of Colina Financial
Group’s stake in its insurance
subsidiary to 51 per cent and

By NEIL HARTNELL

. ‘Tribune Business Editor

COLINA. FINANCIAL
GROUP must provide to the
financial services regulators
options for divesting a 20.7 per
cent stake it owns in the holding
vehicle for Colina Insurance

Company within 90 days of

accepting government approval
of its Imperial Life Financial
(Bahamas) purchase, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.

In unveiling the conditions

for approval of Colina Insur-
arice Company’s Imperial Life
Financial purchase, the Prime
Minister said its parent, the Col-
ina Financial Group, must

- remove its Invesco subsidiary

as a Shareholder in Colina
Holdings - the latter being the
publicly quoted holding vehicle

‘for Colina Insurance Company.

Mr Christie added that the
sale of the 20.7 per cent stake

held by Invesco, thé vehicle cre-.

ated by Colina to purchase a

majority 52 per cent stake in -

the former Global Bahamas for
$12 million in 2002, would leave
at least 49 per cent of Colina
Holdings’ shares in public
hands.

To further dilute Colina
Financial Group’s control over
Colina Holdings, Mr Christie
said the 20.7 per cent had.to be
offered to retail and institu-
tional investors “that are not
part of, or associated with, the
Colina Financial Group or its
principals”. In practice, though,
that last requirement is likely
to.be difficult for regulators to
enforce. ey
~:Mr Christie said: “Within 90
days of acceptance of the con-
ditional approval, the Colina
Financial Group must provide
the group of financial service
regulators with options on how
it proposes to accomplish the
divestment of the shares held
by Invesco. Also, the divest-
ment is to take place no later
than 12 months after the group
of financial services regulators
has indicated acceptance of a
particular option.”

. Colina Holdings’ last annual
report, issued for year-end 2003,
said about 31 per cent of its

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Colina stake disposal
to leave 51% holding ©

permission for Imperial Life
policyholders to remain with
that company if they do not
want to transfer over to Coli-
na.
In his address to the House of
Assembly, the Prime Minister
unveiled 21-.conditions that the
Government and financial ser-
vices industry regulators - the
Central Bank of the Bahamas,

the Securities Commission and

the Registrar of Insurance - had
attached to approval of the
Imperial Life acquisition.

’ Tf Colina Insurance Compa-

‘ny, its parent, or any Colina

subsidiary breached those con-

shares were held by the
Bahamian public. Some 67 per
cent was owned by the Colina
Financial Group, with another 2
per.cent held by Colina Insur-
ance Company. Based on those
figures, the public stake in Col-
ina Holdings would rise from
31 per cent to 49 per cent, with
Colina’s holding falling from 69
per cent to 41 per cent.

Among the “key conditions”

listed by Mr Christie that the
Colina Financial Group had
accepted were “the separation
of its investment management
business and. financing activi-
ties immediately, with any exist-
ing conflicts to be addressed
over a period in consultation
with the Securities Commis-
sion”. ha

The Tribune had previously

_ exclusively revealed that this’

and other corporate governance
requirements were among the
conditions being imposed on
Colina.

However, it was not clear
whether “separation” means

-that Colina Financial Group has

to totally divest and dispose of
its Colina Financial Advisors
arm - a move that would allay
fears over the Imperial Life
deal’s impact on the capital
markets - or just ‘Chinese wall’
this subsidiary from the insur-

ance company. Other condi- ,

tions indicate it is the latter.

Other. “key conditions”

include the removal of at least
one of Colina Financial Group’s
three principals - Emanuel

Alexiou, Jamés Campbell and’

Tony Ferguson - from its Board
of Directors and their replace-
ment by an independent. non-
executive within 90 days’ of
accepting the conditions. The
same procedure was to be fol-
lowed on the boards of Colina
Financial Advisors and Colina
Holdings.

The latter company’s board
contains the three principals,
plus the Colina Financial
Group’s chief financial officer,
Ravi Jesubatham, and Sandra
Knowles, a consultant at the
Colina-owned Nassau
Guardian, meaning it is already
heavily dominated by Colina

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olina accepts terms _
or Imperial purchase

Government sets 21 conditions, including
divestment of 20.7% holding in insurance,
subsidiary, but PM’s address leaves questions

unanswered on Imperial Life policyholders _

being allowed to stay with that company

ditions, among ‘the penalties
devised by the Government are
the possible withholding of the
annual letter of good standing
that would be issued on Colina
Insurance Company’s behalf by



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Allyson Maynard-Gibson,

and investments, yesterday said
the Government hoped to si

a Heads of Agreement for the
I-Group’s $500 million invest-
ment proposal in Mayaguana
by the end of the 2005 second
quarter, with that project fol-









for Grand Bahama. ;
Addressing the Bahamas
Society of Engineers’ lun-
cheon, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said the Government was
negotiating and “expects immi-
nently in this quarter” to sign a
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the Registrar of Insurance.
Another penalty could

involve the withdrawal of gov-

ernment approval, and the

‘removal of, senior officers and

directors at “any” Colina Finan-

majorinvestment in Grand
Bahama. eke
“Although she did not identi-
fy.the investment inyolyed, this
is likely to be the Ginn Com-

pany’s $2 billion resort and gat- |

ed community project, which

has been ‘on the drawing board -

for more than two years.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said a
further Heads of Agreement
for a project in East End was
likely to be signed in the 2005
second quarter, with the
Mayaguana project set to
receuve a similar agreement
shortly afterwards.

Apart from a hotel, marina
and second home community,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said the
I-Group proposal also wanted









cial Group entity. ee

Mr Christie added that fail-
ure to remedy any breach of the

conditions, even after due warn-

ing was given, could see Coli-:
na Insurance Company prohib- -

investment agreements
for 2005 first half finish

to find a light industrial com- .

ponent” that was environmen-
tally friendly.

The
Boston-based development
company and its controllers,
the Roy family, believed there
was a significant tourist mar-

ket that would be attracted to .

the wildlife, environment and

scenery in Mayaguana.

Mis Maynard-Gibson said

that Mayaguana Airport would —

need to be upgraded if the
development proceeded, open-
ing up the southern Bahamas
and that island to private pilot
tourists and their friends and
relatives. ce

Elsehwhere, the minister -
described south Eleuthera’s

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economy as “struggling to put

- it politely”, but added that the
_> Government was hoping to
privately-owned

project announced in Novem-

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ited from writing new business. _
And he said: “Continued
breach of a key condition, after
notification that remedial mea- .
sures should be taken, could
result in a withdrawal by the
Registrar of Insurance of Colina
Insurance Company’s registra-
tion, and in the [Registrar] seek-
ing to identify a new entity to
acquire the insurance business

_ at fair market value.”

_. The penalties and conditions

- attached ‘to the Imperial ‘Life

Financial (Bahamas) purchase,
believed to have'a $20-$24 mil-

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agree two further hotel and
second-community develop-
ments for that area in addition
to the Seashells at Cotton Bay

ber 2004. - ls
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“In my view, they are real pro-
jects.”
- In both. cases, the investors
have been told they must buy
water from the Water & Sew-

osmosis plant on Eleuthera,
which has the capacity for
expansion.

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Phone: (242) 352-7022
Fax: (242) 352-7619 -
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THE TRIBUNE





Finding security in
securities Regulation

he Bahamian
financial services
-industry under-
went, quite
arguably, one of
the most important and dra-
matic transformations it had

_ ever experienced with the intro-

duction of laws designed to

- organise, regulate and define

the:regulatory environment in
which a viable securities indus-
try could operate and thrive,

both efficiently and effectively.

The Securities Industry Act

1999 (the Act) was enacted by
Parliament on February 16,
1999, and came into force on
May 1, 1999, The Securities
Industry Regulations 2000 (the
Regulations) were enacted
almost a year later in June 2000.
The Securities Industry

(Amendment) Act 2001 subse-

quently amended the Actin
August 2001. :

Michael.

It is important to note that
contrary to popular belief, the
Act did not create or implement
the Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX) as
some industry participants orig-
inally believed. However, it did
empower the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas (the
Commission) to consider and
approve suitable corporate
applicants for registration as a
securities exchange.





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Abaco Markets
Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark

“Bahamas Waste
British American Bank..
Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Doctor's Hospital

Famguard
Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities
J. S. Johnson

., Kerzner International BDRs

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)



NI

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52wk-Low
1.0787
1.8154
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Colina.Money Market Fund _-
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Fidelity Prime Income Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund
Colina Bond Fund

Bahamas Supermarkets
Holdings

1.186395"
2.1191" |
10.2648**"**
2.156379"*
1,063110****

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-HI - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price In last 52 weeks Z

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
| Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume .

Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Dally Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months.

PIE - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings"

~AS AT SEP. 30, 2004/ **** - AS AT OCT. 31, 2004

Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.

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Last Price

These applicants must meet
strict requirements in order to
be vetted and approved by the
Commission, and upon regis-.
tration, this company must fol-
low very stringent reporting,
membership and operational
guidelines outlined in the Act
and Regulations.

THE SECURITIES
COMMISSION

The Act established the Secu-
rities Commission of the
Bahamas (formerly known as
the Securities Board of the
Bahamas).

Some of the functions of the
Securities Commission under
the Act are:

a)to formulate principles to
regulate and govern mutual

funds, securities and capital

markets. :

b) to maintain surveillance
over mutual funds, securities
and the capital markets, ensur-
ing orderly, fair and equitable
dealings. |

c) to create and promote con-
ditions to ensure the orderly
growth and development of
capital markets.’

d) to advise the Minister gen-
erally regarding mutual funds,
securities and capital markets.

The Act also widens the pow-
ers of the Commission “to do
anything which is calculated to
facilitate or is incidental or con-
ducive to the proper discharge
of its functions”.

The Act grants the Commis-
sion broad powers to :

a) make rules for tender
offers, mergers and other issues
of corporate control and acqui-
sition involving any public com-
pany (Section 30 (2) (a)) make

tules for the solicitation of prox-

ies by shareholders of public
companies, including but not
limited to their need,.form, and
content (Section 30 (2) (b))

b) be empowered to oversee,
supervise and regulate the secu-

' rities markets and the opera-

tions and duties of a Securities
exchange and other market par-
ticipants (Section 31)

c) review, approve, reverse
and vary any rules, regulations,
interpretations, decisions and
actions of the securities
exchange or any market partic-
ipant (Section 31(2)(a))

d) establish by rules the edu-
cational criteria or standards
that govern the eligibility of an
individual to engage in any of
the activities regulated by the
Act. (Section 31(2)(b))

e) delegate its powers to a
securities exchange or other
market participants (Section
32(1)).

f) conduct investigations and
regulatory hearings and issue
sanctions, remedies and other
such relief (Section 33(a)). An
appeal from a decision or ruling
of the Commission may be
made to the Supreme Court in
accordance with the rules of the
court. (Section 42(1))

g) suspend trading of any or
all securities on a securities
exchange if it deems it to be in
the, public interest to do so.
(Section 44)



= ) FIDELITY

P/E



YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
. Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask § - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. -

Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100





Legal Ease

Fitzgerald



by
Tyrone





Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a practising attorney in the Cham-
bers ofFitzgerald & Fitzgerald, Counsel, Attorneys-at-Law, and
Notaries Public. Should you have any comments or enquiries
regarding the content of this article or recommendations for _
future articles appearing in this FORTNIGHTLY column, you
may contact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 220, Island Lane Building, -
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport, West Bay St., P. O. Box CB- |
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at 327-3347 (telephone) /327-

3348(fax)/ tyrone @tlefitzgeraldgroup.com.

REGULATION OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE

Registration Requirements

A company that.wishes to

register as a securities exchange
must be a limited company
incorporated under the Com-
panies Act 1992, and must sub-
mit an application to the Com-
mission, in the prescribed form,
accompanied by an application
fee, certified copies of the Mem-

orandum and Articles of Asso-

ciation and any other docu-
mentation the Commission may
require.

Duties and obligations ©

A: company that wishes to be -

registered as a securities
exchange must make arrange-

ments, acceptable to the Com-»

mission, for a compensation
fund for the protection of bro-
ker-dealers who may suffer loss
as a result of bankruptcy, insol-
vency or winding up of a bro-
ker-dealer.

A securities exchange must
maintain a register known as
‘the Official Register’ which
shall contain, among other
items,.the names of current and
former broker-dealers, traders,

facilities and associated persons,

information that such persons
are required to furnish to the
Commission or to the securities

sxchange, and the disciplinary

records of each broker-dealer,
trader, facility ae associated
person.

Listing on the Securities
Exchange

The Commission may recog-
nise and specify foreign securi-

ties exchanges established and -

operated elsewhere than in the
Bahamas, whose listed securi-
ties may become eligible for
trading on a securities exchange.
Therefore, Bahamian public
companies and foreign securi-
ties listed on recognised secu-
tities exchanges may be listed
on the securities exchange.
Trading in listed securities in

the Bahamas is restricted to
“securities listed on the securi-
ties exchange. This does not
apply to an individual who is.

trading securities for his or her

_ account, or for the account of

his or her spouse or children
under:the age of 18.

Registration Regitirements for

Broker-Dealers

Under the Act, any compa-

ny (whether acting as a dealer
for its own account as principal
or as a broker for the account of
another). that wishes to effect
or attempts to effect any trans-
actions, or otherwise engage in
any dealing in any securities list-
ed on a securities exchange with
the public including institutions,
‘or induces or attempts to induce

_ the public, including institutions,

to purchase, sell or otherwise
deal in securities, shall be regis-

‘tered as a broker-dealer by the

Commission.

_ Registration as a broker-deal-
er. under the Act is a require-
ment for application to a secu-
rities exchange for membership
for the purposes of trading secu-
rities on that exchange.

A broker-dealer must be a
company incorporated under

See SECURITY, Page 4B

Kingsway
Academy High
,School Entrance

Examination

_ a's AY wg

Kingsway Academy
| High School

will hold its Entrance
Examination on Saturday,
January 15, 2005 at the
School on Bernard Road from
8:00 am - 1:30 fom for students
wishing to enter grades 7, 8,
9 and 10. —

Applications are available at
the High School Office and
should be completed and

returned to the school by
Friday, January 14, 2005.

Ena Eckel
telephone: —
4: ga $24- Sy or 324- ae



—



Inc I MAIDVUINE

ILIUIIOUATL, VAINUALLLE 1, CUUY, EMU UU»






Approve (From page 1B)

lion price tag attached, are an
attempi oy the Government to
deal with the competition and
asset concentration issues raised
by Colina’s opponents in the
capital markets and life and
health insurance industries.

It is unclear, though, whether
the concerns of Family
Guardian, British American
Insurance, Fidelity Merchant
Bank & Trust and other com-
panies that formed the ‘Group
of Eight’ opposing the deal will
have been allayed.

Indeed, in several areas, .the
Prime Minister’s announcement
created more questions than
answers, particularly on the con-
dition that Imperial Life poli-
cyholders who do not wish to
transfer to Colina could remain
with Imperial Life.

Although one source initially
described that as a potential
“killer” for the proposed trans-
action, 1¢ was unclear whether
Imperial Life policyholders will
actually be given an opportuni-
ty to consent to their policies
being transferred to Colina.

The Prime Minister made no
mention of a letter being sent
out to Imperial Life’s 29,000
policyholders, as was done
shortly after the deal with Col-
ina Insurance Company was
announced in November 2003,
asking the company’s clients to
inform it in writing no later than
December 31, 2003, if they
wanted their policy to remain
with Imperial Life’s parent,
Desjardins Financial Security.
Failure to reply by that date



would have led both parties to
assume that the policyholders
consented to the policy trans-
fer.

Sources suggested yesterday
that only those policyholders
whose letters had been received
by Imperial Life prior to that
December 31, 2003, date would
remain with that company and
Desjardins, and they would be
given no further opportunity to
consent.

When The Tribune contact-
ed Guy Richard, Imperial Life
Financial’s executive vice-pres-
ident, to discover how policy-
holders wishing to remain with
the company would be handled,
he said he had not seen or heard
the Prime Minister’s address.

He added: “I don’t want to
comment on anything I haven’t
seen.” When The Tribune

_ expressed surprise, because the

matter involved Imperial Life
policyholders wishing to stay
with the company, Mr Richard
reiterated: “I haven’t seen any-
thing so I can’t comment.”
‘The December 2003 letter
provoked outrage among Impe-
rial Life policyholders, with
many saying they did not
receive the letter before the
December 31 deadline, when
minds were on Christmas cele-
brations and the postal service
slowed down. They also accused

‘the letter of presenting the Col-

ina acquisition as a ‘fait accom-
pli’ or “done deal”.

Many Imperial Life policy-
holders initially chose to place
their life, health and pension






BAHAMAS HEART INSTITUTE
LYFORD CAY HOSPITAL

business with the company
because of the dependability
and reliability that came from
its 100-plus years history in the
Bahamas, which was further
cemented by its links with an
international insurer.

Insurance industry sources
yesterday suggested that the
most likely outcome was that
Colina Insurance Company
would administer the policies
and collect the premium pay-
ments for policyholders wish-
ing to remain with Desjardins.

The acquisition benefits for
Colina Insurance Company
would be diluted if substantial
numbers of policyholders
decide to stay with Desjardins,
but is uncertain how many will
wish to do so or whether they
will have another say on the
matter.

And Desjardins is unlikely to
be keen on many policyholders
wanting to stay with it, as it will
retain liability for paying out to
those clients when their policies
mature. Desjardins’ exit from
the Bahamas, where it has its
only overseas branch, was
intended to release it from all

‘liability for Imperial Life poli-

cyholders, as this would have

‘ been taken over by Colina.

Imperial Life’s exit was pro-
voked, at least in part, by stipu-
lations in the new Domestic
Insurance Act that required
branches of foreign companies
in this nation to maintain in
trust assets equal to their total
liabilities.

Another condition that Coli-
na Insurance Company has had
to accept is that in the two years

IMMEDIATE VACANCY FOR A

FULL TIME

SPECIALIST IN INTERNAL MEDICINE















¢ a letter of application

¢ a full Curriculum Vitae
e Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references (one must be
from the most recent employee)

The successful candidate will be required to manage a diverse caseload and to
provide on-call and emergency room coverage as needed. An opportunity exists for
participation in the treatment and management of hyperbaric chamber patients.

Interested applicants should apply in writing before 29th January, 2005 to:

Human Resources

Bahamas Heart Institute,-Lyford Cay Hospital’:
_ P.O. Box'N-7776 « Nassau, Bahamas’ ~ ) lass

Applications must include:

gape Chrislian School

A Ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20210, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

3, now accepting applications for

Oi

¢ BJC/BGCSE Literature, Music,
Spanish, Math, History, Office
Procedures, French, Science, Language

for the school year

Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the
Statement of Faith of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel.
Teachers must also have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
Teacher’s Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent resident
of the Bahamas with work status.

Qualifying persons are asked to contact the school office at
Telephone 242 367-4777 or fax 242 367-5777 or email

rainbow @batelnet.bs

We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes Christian
values as well as a very high standard of education and is approved by
the Bahamas Ministry of Education.

We seek to train the mind, gruide the person, and love the

personality of each child.

Study to show thyrely approved unto God. 2 “Timothy 2:15















BUSINESS










following the transaction’s com-
pletion, it is to make “every
effort” to ensure the merger will
result in “minimum contraction
in employment” at Imperial
Life.

Imperial Life has a 140-strong
staff, split roughly equally into
agents and back office and
administration. While the agent
force was likely to be main-
tained, insurance industry
sources have previously told
The Tribune that many back
office staff were likely to be
made redundant.

Invest (From page 1B)

She added that investors were planning to build a marina to
rival that of Atlantis at Chub Cay in the Berry Islands, using it to
host boat shows. Several proposals were being considered for Cat
Island, while the Hotel Corporation had received several offers for
the Lighthouse Creek Club and adjacent land in Andros.

Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-Gibson yesterday said planning pro-
fessionals and the Ministry of Works had advised that “if not:
already overbuilt, Exuma was on the verge of being overbuilt”.

Separateley, Obie Wilchcombe, minister of tourism, yesterday
confirmed that the Royal Oasis Crowne Plaza & Golf Resort
owed $30 million to businesses and its employees, but the still-closed
resort had piad off half the $1.2-$1.3 million it owed the Grand
Bahama Port Authority.









BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

















TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE

SERVICES OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS |

NEW PROVIDENCE LOCATIONS OF THE BAHAMAS
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION PREMISES

TENDER NO. 572/04

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders for the provision
of maintenance services of air-conditioning systems at various New Providence locations
of its premises.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill & Tucker
Roads, by contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Administrative Officer .
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas :
Phone No. 302-1158

Fax No. 323-6852

Tenders are to.be hand-delivered on or before 21 January 2005 by 4:00p.m. and addressed
as follows: eae

The General Manager

Bahamas Electricity Corporation

Blue Hill & Tucker Roads | 7 (
Nassau, Bahamas



Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. 572/04
“PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE SERVICES AIR-CONDITION SYSTEMS” |

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders.











PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005

Secu rity (From page 1B)

the Companies Act 1992 and
provide the necessary docu-
mentation for registration as
outlined in the Act.

Before registering the appli-
cant as a broker-dealer, the
Commission must be satisfied
that:

a) the applicant and its prin-
cipals are fit and proper per-
sons who have a good reputa-
tion.

b) the applicant's principal
business will be stock-broking
and dealing in securities.

c) the applicant's operational
capabilities and the qualifica-
tions of the spplirant, its direc-
tors, substantial shareholders.
and officers meet allt the ste
dards set by the Comr

d) the soplicant. has not
issued bearer shares and must
give an undertaking not to do
so.

A broker dealer must have
at least one director who is a
stockbroker and at least two
directors, one of whom must be
a stockbroker, actively engaged
in the securities business of the
broker-dealer. A certificate of
registration will be issued by the
Commission on the registration
of the applicant as a broker-
dealer.











@



Duties and Obligations for
Broker-Dealers

All broker-dealers registered
under the Act must:

1) maintain an issued and
paid up capital of not less than a
sum prescribed by the regula-
tions made under the Act (Sec-
tion 45(1))

2) maintain the financial stan-
dards relating to capital and liq-
uidity at levels fixed by the
Commission from time to time
(Section 45(2))

3) maintain books, accounts,
registers and other records in
respect of all of its dealings in
securities and show its financial
status at all times (Section 46).

4) keep clients' monies in —

trust accounts held only in
banks, which hold an unre-
stricted licence issued pursuant
to Section 4 of the Banks &
Trust Companies Regulation

Act (or such other bank or trust -

company outside the Bahamas
as may be approved by the
Commission) (Section 47).

5) provide the Commission
with annual audited financial
statements and quarterly finan-
cial statements in the prescribed
form. (Section 51)

6) maintain appropriate
indemnity insurance (Section

Career Opportunity Exists
_ For Positions In

Finance

A leading and fast growing company is interested in a

qualified person to work administratively in its finance .
department.. The successful candidate should possess the

following knowledge, skills and abilities:

¢ Excellent verbal and written skills;
° Proficient in Microsoft word and excel computer

programs;

¢ 3-5 years clerical/secretarial experience with a minimum
of 2 years as an administrative assistant or executive

secretary;

¢ High school or equivalent education required. Associates

Degree preferred.

Resumes should be submitted on or before
January 17,2005 to:

Attn: Finance Department
c/o: P.O. Box F-01011
Freeport, Grand Bahama



‘Royal Bahamian Resort .

Is seeking the services of the following positions:

> EXECUTIVE CHEF

_ > EXECUTIVE ASST. SOUS CHEF
> EUROPEAN TRANSLATOR

All applicants must have excellent Management and
Communications Skills in their respective areas.
Qualified candidates must have 3-5 years experience
in their respective positions. -

Please send resume to:

Human Resource Manager
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Email: cmajor@srb.sandals.com

Nassau



SAINT AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE

P.O. BOX N-3940

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

TELEPHONE: (242) 324-1511

FAX: (242) 364-1265

TNC NCU

The Entrance Examination for students wishing
to enter Grade Seven at St Augustine’s College
for September, 2005 will be even on Friday,

January 28th, 2005.

Deadline for registration for this examination

is Friday, January 21st.

Eligible students may register at their Primary
Schools or at St. Augustine’s College. Only

students .in Grade Six will be allowed to sit tthe
Entrance Exam.



52)

Stockbrokers, dealers, traders

Under the Act, an individual
must be registered as a stock-
broker, dealer or trader by the
Commission and employed by a
broker-dealer if he or she
engages in the following activi-
ties:

1) offering to provide or pro-
viding securities investment
advice to the public, including
institutions, for a fee or other
reward .

2) underwriting of securities
offerings

3) trading in securities

4) dealing in securities

5) supervising any of the
aforementioned activities

The foregoing provisions do
not apply to individuals who are
trading in securities for htheir
own account or for the account
of their spouse or children
under the age of 18.

Additionally, any person oth-
er than a stockbroker, dealer or
trader, or performing clerical
or non-securities related func-

tions, and employed by a bro- .
ker-dealer or a facility, must be .
_registered by the Commission °

as an associated person.

It is stipulated that a compa-
ny or individual must be regis-
tered and licensed with the
Commission as a securities
investment adviser if such com-
pany or person (whether self-
employed or otherwise
employed by a person who or
which is not a broker-dealerm,
and which has obtained mem-
bership to trade on a securities
exchange) does the following
activities:

1) engage in offering to pro-
vide or providing securities

investment advice to the pub-_

lic including institutions “~~~
2) deal or trade in securities
3) supervise any of the fore-

going activities for a fee or oth- .

er reward.

Offering investment advice
to the public will not apply to
the following:

1) financial institutions,
including banks and trust com-
panies, licensed under the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, and insurance
companies registered under the
Insurance,Act _,

(2) mutual fund’ administra- A
: tors licensed or, exempt: under. ,
the provisions of the Mutual

Funds Act 1995 [now invest-
ment fund administrators under
the Investment Funds Act,
2003]

(3) counsel and attorneys and
accountants qualified to prac-
tice in the Bahamas

(4) publishers and writers of -

newspapers and other publica-
tions in general circulation in
the Bahamas or elsewhere, who
give advice only through such
publications and have no inter-

‘est either directly or indirectly

in any of the securities upon

'. which the advice is given and

receive no commission or other

requirements. of the fifo: F
“OFFENCES S

The Act creates and prohibits -

consideration for giving the
advice, where the foregoing
individuals or entities engage in
offering securities investment
advice’ as an incidental service
to their principal business or
occupation.

The Issue of Securities to the
Public i

_ The Prospectus--~----— ">

A prospectus that complies
with the requirements of the
Act must be lodged and regis-
tered with the Commission
before any invitation to the pub-
lic to subscribe for securities or
apply to subscribe for such secu-
rities may be made. The
requirement of a registered
prospectus for any application
to the public to subscribe for
securities, will not apply:

1) if the form of application
was issued in connection with
a bona fide invitation to a per-
son or persons or company to
enter into an underwriting
agreement, with respect to the
securities which are to be
offered to: the public in the
future

2) that the issue was in seta:
‘ibn to securities which were
not offered to the public and
that issuers have 50 members
or less, are prima facie exempt
as regards dealings in their secu-
rities, and the issue of invita-
tions in relation to the securities
will not result in their having
more than 50 members

The requirement also does
not apply to:

1) securities issued by the
Government

2) exempt securities, which
includes securities quoted on
and dealt in on a recognised for-
eign securities.exchange speci-

_ fied by. the-Commission pur=~
suant to the Act, and currently

in good standing in its relevant
jurisdiction and subject to
approval by the Commission;
securities authorised by a
national or local government,
its agencies or any other quasi-
governmental entity
+3) an issue of securities
exempt from the provisions of
the Act by the Commission in
writing
4) any such class of securities
which the Commission desig-
nates as exempt from the




the offence of creating false
markets, which involves a per-
son who directly or indirectly
effects any transaction in a secu-
rity that involves no change in
the beneficial ownership there-
of, or enters an order or orders
for the purchase of a security
with the knowledge that an
order or orders of substantially
the same size, at. substantially
the same time and at substan-
tially the same price, has, have
been or will be entered by or
for the same or different. par-

‘ties for the sale of that security

- all for the purpose of creating

Legal Notice

NOTICE
_ HEXA LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HEXA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
2 : : . i

oe

(b) The dissolution of the’ said company commenced on the 6th
January, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust of Geneva,
. Rue de Lausanné 17 bis. 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.

Dated this 13th day of January, A.D. 2005.

Credit Suisse Trust Geneva
Liquidator

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a false market.

For the purposes of the Act, a
false market is a market in
which the movement in the
price of a security is brought
about or sought to be brought
about by factors calculated to
create a movement of the price
of a security not justified by the

assets, earnings or |_ prospectus a

jélated to that security.
It also creates and prohibits
the offence of market rigging,

_ which involves a person direct-

ly or indirectly effecting a series
of transactions in a security in
the securities market and cre-
ating actual or apparent active
trading in such a security for
the purpose of inducing the pur-
chase or sale of such security

fecha

Insider Trading
An important provision of

the Act is the creation of the .
offence of insider trading, and it

defines the relevant parties in

such an offence. One should
note carefully that the Act’pro- ..
~ hibits the use of confidential

information and states that any
person who:

1) discloses any intennal Or.

confidential information con-
cerning the affairs of an issuer,
which he has obtained by virtue

of his employment with that.

issuer or any other employment
prior to the normal ,or arranged
time for the publication of that
information by the issuer; or

. 2) carries out on his own
behalf or on behalf of any other

person, or causes to be carried:

out any security transaction
based on internal or confiden-

tial information concerning the |

affairs of an issuer prior to nor-
mal or arranged time for the

publication of information by. .

commits the
offence of insider trading.

An ‘insider’ in respect of a -

company, as defined in the. Act,
is one or more of the following:

1) a director or officer of the
company or a person connected
with a director or officer.

.a) a ‘connected person’
includes a relation to a director
or officer unless that person is
also a director or officer of the
same company-

(i) the spouse of the
director or officer and any
minor child or minor step-child

(ii) a body corporate in

which the director or officer or..: ;

those natural persons connected

have direct or indirect interests

in 20 per cent or more of the .
equity share’capital of that body

corporate, or are able to con-
trol 20 per cent or more of the

voting authority at any of its.

general meetings’
(iii) .a trustee or trust, the ben-
eficiaries of which include the

director himself, or the officer

himself or a person connected
with the director or the officer
iv) . a partner of either the

director or officer or a connect-

ed person

2. an associated company or

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enterprise of the company.
‘Associated company’ includes
a company (not being a sub-
sidiary of the investing group
or company) in which either -

(i) _ the investing group or
company's.interest is effective-
ly that of a partner in a joint
venture or consortium, and the
investing group or company is
in a position to exercise signifi-
cant influence over the investee
company or ~

(ii) the investing group or
company 's interest is substan-
tial, and for the long term and
having regard to the disposition
of the other share holdings of
the investing group or company,
is in a position to participate in
the investee company's operat-
ing and financial policies
(including dividend policy) but
not necessarily exercise control
over these policies

It should be noted that where
the investing group or compa-
ny's interest amounts to 20 per
cent or more of the equity vot-
ing rights of a company, it will
be presumed, subject to rebut-
tal, that the investing group has
the ability to exercise signifi-

.cant influence over that com-
pany through the participation
In the operating and financial
. policy decisions of that compa-

ny.

3. an affiliated company or

enterprise of the company

(enterprise’ includes an unin-
corporated association)

4. a person who beneficially
owns 10 per-cent or more of the
shares of the company or who
exercises control or direction
over 10 per cent or more of the
votes attached to the securities

_of the company, whether such

control or direction is exercised
by virtue of direct or indirect
ownership or by virtue of
statute or agreement and a con-
nected person of such a person

5. a person whether or not
employed by the company who

. receives specific confidential

information from a person

“described under the relevant

section of the Act, and who has
knowledge that the person giv-
ing the information is a person
described under the relevant
section of the Act

\6. any agent, auditor, con-
tractor or consultant to the com-

‘pany ‘who'receives or comes

into possession of confidential
information.

NB: The information con-
tained in this article does not
constitute nor is it a substitute
for legal advice. Persons reading
this article and/or column, gen-
erally, are encouraged to seek

the relevant legal advice and

assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.

© 2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
ald. All rights reserved.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
‘of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
the Dissolution of TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struk off the Register. The date of
completion of the dissolution was the 31st day of December,

2004.

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

LINDEN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45. of-2000), LINDEN INVESTMENTS
LIMITED is in Dissolution:

The date of commencement of dissolution is 24th day

of December, 2004.

N JM Bell
of Malzard House,
15 Union Street, St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands,
Liquidator





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Deal (From page 1B)

and its associates.

However, the Government,
as previously revealed by The
Tribune has attempted to tack-
le this through another “key
condition”, the appointment of
a majority of independent, non-
executive directors to the
Boards of Colina Holdings, Col-
ina Financial Advisors and Col-
ina Financial Group. All
appointments have to be
approved by the regulators.

And both Colina Holdings
and Colina Insurance Company,
within 90 days of their accepting
the Government’s terms, have
to appoint audit committees
staffed by a majority of inde-
pendent, non-executive direc-
tors.

Apart from these conditions
raising questions over whether
the Government can mandate
such moves, several insurance
and capital markets sources
have raised questions over
whether the regulators will be
able to effectively enforce and
monitor them.

The Registrar of Insurance is
regarded as being particularly
weak and ineffective when it
comes to regulation by many in
the industry. There are also dif-
ficulties in forcing independent
directors on companies and
ensuring they are truly inde-
pendent and know the subject
matter and issues they are deal-
ing with.

“They’re probably going to



agree to the conditions and then
six months to a year down the
line they will probably be for-
gotten about,” one source said.
Among the other key condi-
tions announced by the Prime
Minister were that “any pro-
posed offering of bundled ser-
vices or products by the Colina
Financial Group, or any entity
within the Colina Financial
Group, must be approved
beforehand” by the regulators.
Colina Financial Group,
which consists of 18 subsidiaries
and associated entities outside
the direct group, had also been
forced to restructure along lines
where all financial services enti-
ties were formed into one dis-
tinct unit and the non-financial
services entities consolidated
into another. é
Mr Christie said the prefer-
ence share issue to fund the
Imperial Life purchase had to
be undertaken by Colina Hold-
ings, with the funds passed on to
Colina Insurance Company in
the form of ordinary shares -
effectively forcing Colina to
finance the deal with a capital
injection, rather than debt.
Loans made “upstream” by
Colina Insurance Company to
its parent have to be repaid, and
outstanding guarantees also
provided on the Colina Finan-
cial Group’s behalf have to be
removed “within 45 days”.
The Colina Holdings 2003
annual report noted that Colina

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
GLOBAL VIEW LTD. — es

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that the liquidation of the
Company i is complete and that the Company has been struck
off the Register of Companies maintained by the Registrar

General

Dated this 11th day of January 2005.

- BARRY W:HERMAN ©0000)
LIQUIDATOR :

NOTICE

BUSINESS

Financial Group had borrowed
an unsecured loan, repayable
on demand, from its insurance
subsidiary worth $716,840. The
annual report detailed numer-
ous related party transactions
with other Colina entities, and
Mr Christie said the Colina
Financial Group’s inter-rela-
tionships had come in for heavy
regulatory scrutiny.

The Prime Minister said
another condition was that

inter-group financial -transac- -

tions worth more than $20,000
had to receive prior regulatory
approval or they were prohibit-
ed. All intra-group services,
such as the investment man-
agement role Colina Financial
Advisors provides for Colina
Insurance.Company, and intra-
group arrangements involving
more than $20,000 had to
receive prior regulatory
approval.

Included among the other
conditions were that dividend
payments and the return of cap-

ital by Colina Insurance Com-
pany had to receive prior
approval from the Registrar of
Insurance. To be given authori-
sation, Colina Insurance Com-
pany has to maintain the Mini-
mum Continuing Capital and
Surplus Requirement (MCC-
SR) above the minimum 120-

150 per cent (Colina’s was 225 —

per cent at year-end 2003), plus
an additional solvency margin
to be determined by the Ree
trary > 77

In accepting the Gavetn-
ment’s terms, Colina has to pro-
vide confirmation that “the
reinsurance arrangements and

agreements that have been -

entered into will address the
mortality and negative reserve
exposure, as contemplated by
the independent actuary’s
report issued in relation to this
transaction”.

Colina Insurance Company

also had to supply a Dynamic
Capital Adequacy Test to the
Registrar, and submit its cor-

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5B:

porate governance policies and
timelines for implementing
them to the Registrar for
approval.

The Colina Financial Group

has also had to consent to ongo-’-

ing consolidated supervision by
all regulators, the cost of which
it will bear, and “abide by a set
of corporate governance stan-
dards” the industry-supervisors
will themselves develop over
time.

Mr Christie described the






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- Signed:Dorothy Malcolm
Secretary

approval process as “a very

troubling exercise for me”

Jimmy Campbell, Colina
Insurance Company’s president,
was in an all-day meeting and
could not be contacted for com-
ment.

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NOTICE is hereby given that GECSSION JONNASSAINT,
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, 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 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister |’

responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

KONAN OVERSEAS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, KONAN OVERSEAS INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 31st day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
HABIT S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, HABIT S.A., has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 31st
day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator



NOTICE

Assistant Manager

Mr. Pretzels Family Entertainment Centre seeks
Assistant Manager with responsibility for Food &
Beverage. Supervisory experience with food franchise |
required. Fax resume & application to 364-2470 or
‘leave at Mr. Pretzels at The Mall At Marathon.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ISMANIE FRANCOIS OF HEPBURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX FOX F-43241, GRAND BAHAMA, 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.net-be-granted; should ‘send a written and signed’statement}: ~ |-

of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and eincene re:
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

“NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WALNER LAMBA, FAITH AVE
CARMICHAEL ROAD, 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 6th day,,of JANUARY, ,.2005. to. the, Minister...

responsible for Nationality ¢ and Citizenship, PO. Box N- 71: 4G, |i

Nassau; Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that OVENS ALTIDOR, HOPE

TOWN, ABACO, 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 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CAREY SECURITIES
CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, CAREY SECURITIES CORPORATION,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
~ 2: Commercial Centre, Square, " i ene, awe
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED

‘Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act |



NOTICE —

NOTICE i is hereby given that MR ROSLYA FRANCOIS, HEPSURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX F-43241, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA,
is applying to.thé Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,





for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and:that

any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality.and Citizenship, P.O.Box
|F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
| The Public -is. hereby advised that |, LAWRENCE
FOWLER, of 33 Gladiator Road, CR-55519, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to GERNIE
LAWRENCE FOWLER. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, .
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.


















LEGAL NOTICE :

NOTICE

DELWIN INVESTMENTS
‘LIMITED

!
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.

45 of 2000, DELWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according

No. 45 of 2000, PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution.
issued by the Registrar General on the 31st day of
December, 2004.

Mrs. Christina Platts,
c/o CAVERSHAM S.A.,
Rue du 31 Décembre 42,

1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Liquidator

to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar

General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Mr. Alexandre Davidoff,
Place du Port 2,
. 1202 Geneva, Switzerland °
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

COCHRANE HOLDING INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, COCHRANE HOLDING INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 30th day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
2 Commercial Centre, Square,
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

BENPOM INVESTMENT
COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, BENPOM INVESTMENT COMPANY
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Barclays Private Bank & Trust Limited,
of 39/41 Broad Street,
St. Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PU
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@ By KELSIE JOHNSON

Junior Sports Reporter

_ AFTER just five weeks of

training, national record hold-

er in the 200 meters Dominic
Demeritte says he is in the best
shape of his life and is going to
set the pace this year for the
Bahamas.

The young 26-year-old, who
is presently training in Alaba-

‘ma, admitted to having a few

tricks up -his sleeve and
claimed to bé ready to com-
pete in three events at the
Central American and
Caribbean games for the
Bahamas.

Demeritte, who competes in
the 100m and the 200m for the
Bahamas'on the international
arena, will not reveal the event
he is planning to compete in,
hinting that the 4x100m is not
included.

‘Competing

“There are a few things Iam
working on now, I am certain
to be competing in the 100m
and 200m, but I will not reveal
the third. I will say that it does
not include the 4x100m,
although I have plans to com-









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Schedule FOR 2005

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January 22nd

January 29th -
February 5th

February 12th
February 19th

February 26th
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Baillou vs. Freeport
Baillou vs. Cuckoos (U19)

Baillou Youth Fundraiser —- Under 21s Tournament

Buccaneers vs, Freeport
Bucconeers vs, Cuckoos (U19)

BRFU Stella Artois League oye -offs
BRFU Youth League Play-off (2nd vs. 3rd)

BRFU Stella Artois League Final
BRFU Youth League Final

Baillou Tour to Ft. Lauderdale

Buccaneers vs. Yale University”

(lvy League Championship - 2nd)
Baillou vs. University of Pennsylvania*
(2004 EPRU Div. 1 Champions)

Cuckoos vs, University of Michigan*

(2004 Midwest Rugby Union Champions)

Baillou vs. LeHigh Valley RFC (Penn.) — Confir med
‘Nassau Ladies vs. US College Team CBA)

Buccaneers vs. Newport (RD RFC - Confirrned :
Cuckoos vs. Danbury Madhatters (Conn.) RFC - Confirmed

Nassau Seléct U21 vs.Washington & Jefferson University*
Cornell vs. W&J (Ladies Game)

. Balillou vs. Cornell University”
(2004 NY State Rugby Conference Champions)

_ Easter Weekend - No Games

Rockaway NY RFC vs. Nassau Select 'B’ Side

Nassau Select Youth (U19) vs. Clemson Ills

Nassau Select U21 vs. Clemson lls,

Nassau Oldies vs. FECES RFC(Florida East Coat Elders sicie)
Freeport Oldies vs. NYFD RFC

Nassau Select vs. Clemson University

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Freeport Oldies vs. FECES REC
Nassau Oldies vs. NYFD RFC

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Track star ready for
action after five

pete in that with the younger
athletes.

“T am excited knowing that. 2
we are hosting the CAC
games, this is a grand oppor-.

tunity for the junior athlete
to shine. I do believe that we

are capable of fielding a men’s '

4x100m team, that will be no
problem. Our biggest goal in
the event is trying to qualify.
for the World Championship
games.

“TY think we have what it

_ takes to qualify and set.a new

national record in the process.

- We do havea lot of young tal-

ent coming up and it will be a
combination, youth and expe-
rience. Putting together a team

will let the rest of the’

Caribbean and the world know
that the Bahamas is ready to
be a force to reckon with in
male athletics.”

After.claiming the gold
medal in the World Indoors
Championships last year,
Demeritte has opted to sit out
the indoor season, in prepara-
tion for the outdoor and World
Championships.

The gold medal won by
Demeritte in the 200m at the
World Championships will not
be contested anymore at-the

games.
Medal

In 2003 he claimed the
.bronze medal at the games in
Birmingham, the individual
medal was the fourth won by.
Bahamian in the. ey

‘Despite only s starting train

ing some five weeks ago,
Demeritte says he is stronger

than ever, comparing | thi
year ’s training to past years.
“Training has been going

pretty well, I actually started.
late this year, the first week in

December — we. are trying to

training,” said Demeritte.

“I did some cross country, ©
yoga, swimming and [’ve'been ©

hitting the weight room

extremely hard. I am probably
in better shape than I have.

been in the past years.”

Demeritte, who was named

























e utstandige male athlete of the
year by the Bahamas Associa-

ion. of Athletic Associations

ee (BAAA), hopes there will be a
_vast improvement.

““T was grateful for being

honoured in such away

because we have lot of great |
male athletes so it was a great
honour to be recognised as the
top male athlete of the year.
“I just want to continue on
the path that I set for myself,

run faster times and be more

consistent. I am hoping to
work more with the junior ath- .
letes, I know when I was start- -
ing out there weren’t too many
of the: elite athletes round,

: being visible helps the younger

athletes and boost their confi-

Talent :

“There has been a gap in the

* dence.

developmental programme —

something that should be
changed. There is so much tal-
ent in the Bahamas that there
shouldn’t be that huge gap, but
we are still jacking in some
areas.’

Besides the BAAA’s nation-
al ‘championships,’ many
Bahamians don’t. have the

- opportunity to see the local tal-

ent compete, and = for
Demeritte, competing in front

--a rowdy hdme crowd will not
-only help him and the other
_ athletes perform-better, but

vill give them an opportunity



are ‘going to
Tun very well, this-is our SOppor-
tunity. toshine.”

-Demeritte didn’t want to
predict any times for this year,
but says he:his hoping to make
it into the finals and, Hopeful:
ly, claim a a medal.



get recognition)

STUBBS

[:s good to see that three
of our elite athletes are
finally getting the recognition
that they deserve.

In 2000 after they won the

gold medal at the 1999 IAAF
World Championships in Seville,
Spain, the Golden Girls’ faces
graced the cover of the Bahamas
Telephone Directory.

That year, the Golden Girls
repeated the feat at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney, Aus-
tralia.

white pages of the 2005 direc-
tory are two photographs of
‘Tonique Williams-Darling, the
400-metre. star, who won the
gold medal at the 2004
Olympics.

And she’s sharing space with

tennis star Mark Knowles, who .

.teamed up with Canadian
Daniel Nestor to pull off the US
Open Grand Slam title, on the
“yellow pages of the directory.

Inserted on the inside is a

. |-amontage of Williams-Darling,.
: | Knowles and Debbie Ferguson —

the Olympic bronze medalist in
the 200.
_. What’s good that follows from
pages 16-24 is an in-depth fea-
_ture of the three sporting leg-

“| ends.’

The first is a special feature
on Williams-Darling entitled: A
Bahamian Champion. That is
followed by Knowles’ feature:
Quiet Determination and it

This year, on the cover of the



wraps up with the feature on
Ferguson: The heart of a Cham-

pion..

The collector’s issue, which
contained precise. ‘info on ea
sporting icon’s rise from hum-
ble beginnings to stardom,
couldn’t come at a better time.

In recent times, there’s been a

lot of outcry for more recogni-'.

tion for the achievement of our
athletes, past and present.
Most recently, there’s been a
lot.of argument for the late
Andre Rodgers.
It not until five days after he

’ passed away that he was hon-

oured by having his. photo
mounted on the wall of fame at
Nassau’s International Airport

for being the first Bahamian to
play i in the Major League. « ©

Pix Minister Perry
Christie, in responding
to the claim that not enough was

‘done for Rodgers during his
-funéral service, said those who
have the insight should do what

they can by producing a book

on the. life of the-pioneer t base-
ball player. =

Putting the info of the thrée
superstars in such a publication

-as the telephone directory i is fan-

tastic because it’s definitely

-.. going to réach just about every
e home a and business i in the archi-

“more ‘literature Sine produced
‘that'can have a lasting effect as it
highlights the life and contribu-
- tion that the athletes have made






n their lifetime.
Aid it: should be made avail-

“able in publications that will

have as wide reaching an effect
as the telephone directory.
It’s a brilliant start. Hopefully

it won't be the last.





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@ By KELSIE
JOHNSON
Junior Sports
Reporter

DW DAVIS Pittbulls
junior girls team bit -
their way through the
LW Young Eagles yes-
terday, 31-22.

This was the first
Government Secondary
School Sporting Associ-
ation (GSSSA) game
for junior girls and for
the Pittbulls the win was
a ‘beware of dog’ warn-
ing sign for the other
teams. .

With at least three of
their competitors sitting
in the stands and taking
notes of the game, the
Pittbulls swallowed the
Eagles’ defence in the
first.

Eagles, who had plan
to set up in the 2-1-2
defence, scattered
around when the Pit-
tbulls advanced the ball
over the half court line.

This allowed the Pit-
tbulls to go on a 5-0 run,
they managed to shoot
their way back into the
game in the final min-
utes of the first half. ~

Weaknesses

The Eagles Firnethra
Brown tried all she
could to keep her team
in the game, but the Pit-
tbulls had caught onto
the Eagles’ weaknesses
and capitalised.

Brown was the only
player to score for the
Eagles, she had to play
the guard and centre
positions.

Having to play two
positions and fight her
way through a 3-2 Pit-
tbulls defence tired the
little Eagle out and she
begged her coach to
give her a breather
before the first half
ended.

She said: “I was a lit-
tle tired in the first half
of the game, so. my play
level dropped.

“T know that in order
to be a better basketball
player the play time will
help, but it is hard when
you don’t have any help
like that. :

Practice

“My teammates are
trying but we need prac-
tice, we just can’t prac-
tise the morning before
the game and expect to

“come out and win.”

The Eagles’ team met
at 7am at their school to
put in their first practice
session for the season.

Brown scored 17 of
the Eagles’ 22 points,
she pulled down five
rebounds and stole

‘eight balls.

The game was locked
13-13 heading into the
second quarter when
Pittbulls’ Inderia Saun-
ders launched a three
pointer.

The shot fired her
team up and Phillipa
Wallace’s baseline drive
slapped off the glass.

Saunders said: “We
just wanted to keep our
composure and stick t
the game plan. Our
coach told us that as
long as we kept our
‘composure and play
smart ball we will win.

“This was a slow game
for us, but as the season
goes on we are expect-
ing things to change.”

Made
yeas

OPINION

Big Red Machines
keep rolling on

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

IT CAME down to the final
nine seconds on the clock for
the St Augustine’s College Big

_ Red Machines to.claim a slim

69-67 victory over the Jordan
Prince William Falcons.

The much anticipated: show-
down between the two
Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools’
senior boys powerhouses on
Wednesday lived up to the
expectations.

But the Falcons were disap-
pointed in the outcome as they
felt Nikito Edgecombe had
scored his basket when he was
fouled in the winding seconds
and should have been allowed
to shoot the free throw. '

However, referee Devon
Johnson ruled that the clock
had expired and, therefore,
Edgecombe’s shot was null and
void.

Crucial

“It was a well played game,
but the crucial call at the end
really hurt us,” said Falcons’
coach Dexter Cambridge. “The
clock should always be at the
scorer’s table, not with the fans.

“But we will accept the loss.
I just hope that we beat them
next month.”

The Big Red’ Machines,
coached by Reggie Forbes,
improved to 6-0 with the win,
while the loss dropped the Fal-
coms to 8-2.

With 33 seconds left on the
clock in the fourth quarter,
Javari Southard was fouled and
he converted one of his two
free throws to put SAC up 68-
67.

With 13 seconds left, Edge-
combe was fouled, but he
missed both free throws.
Davard Martin grabbed the

_ rebound, but he was blocked
by Frisco McKay and Southard
retrieved the ball and was
fouled. : 2

Southard then converted one.
of his free throws to put SAC
up by a pair of baskets.

That brought the game down
to the final nine seconds as the .
clock expired with SAC hold-
ing on for the win. Nn

McKay led SAC with a gam
high 17 points, including eight
in'the fourth quarter. Leon
Rahming scored 10; Devon
Munnings, who went out with a
knee injury, contributed eight
as well as Coedero Tucker
and Southard ended up with
seven.

For the Falcons, Martin
paced the attack with 14;
Ahniad Green had 10; Rashad
-McKenziie had seven and
Angelo Cash chipped in with
six.

SAC controlled the tempo of
the game from start to finish.

They led after all three quar-
ters - 18-13 in the first, 35-31
at the half and 56-52 at the end
of the third.

Prince William, however,
started to turn things around
in the fourth quarter as they

got their first lead of the game,

57-56 as Martin and McKenzie
came up with consecutive bas-
kets.

But Southard got a jumper
and McKay canned three
straight baskets as the Big Red
Machines rolled out to a 66-61
lead.

The Falcons refused to roll
over and play dead. They man-
aged to come back, tying the
score at 67-67, as Martin got a
tip-in on an offensive rebound
and Alexis Thompson scored
a basket.

The score remained close
until the final minute when
SAC were able to pull off the
victory.

@ LEON RAHMING holds onto possession for SAC’s Big

Red Machines yesterday.

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eligious leaders
in the Bahamas
are carrying out
the Biblical
command : to

“go into all the world and

preach the gospel” with a trip

to the tsunami ravaged region
of Asia. :

Bishop Simeon Hall of New
Covenant Baptist Church, and
Bishop Ross Davis of Golden
Gates Assembly, are spear-
heading the evangelical mis-
sion to Singapore and Kuala
Lumpur, as well as other areas

affected by the tsunami that
_-has taken the lives of more
than 150,000 people.

«The mission will last just
over two:weeks. Three other
pastors are expected to join
Bishops Hall and Davis.

‘The pastors will arrive in
Singapore on February 16 and
return to Nassau on March 7.
The highlight of the trip will
be a day-long seminar with
1,200 pastors from the sur-
rounding area, says Bishop
Hall. Crusades will be held in
the evenings. :
. In a press release on the mis-
sion, the tragedy in Asia was
described as “apocalyptic”.
And in such times, says Bishop
Hall, the Christian church’s
responsibility is to share the
message of life.

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the Christian
thing to do is
to affirm life.
And it is more

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because of all
of the deaths
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lical mission’ to Asia —

recorded as the strongest in
the world for 40 years — struck
under the sea near Aceh in
north Indonesia, generating
the wall of water that sped
across thousands of miles of
sea.

In initial death tolls, num-
bers were relatively low - at
10,000, 13,000 - but began to
rapidly: increase. Two weeks
after the tsunami hit, the death
toll was at a staggering 150,000
— and still counting.

. “The very fact that we will
be. there to stand with these

‘people is a testimony of our

faith on a global level. And
you know, the majority of the
people in that area are Mus-
lims and Hindus and Bud-
dhists, and the response from

the Christian world has been.

overwhelming, their- religion
notwithstanding. So already
the Christian spirit is already
there,” the pastor notes.
Bishop Hall says that both

he and Bishop Davis have had’,

the “privilege” to preach'in
many foreign countries; how-
ever, this trip to Asia marks a
different experience.

“To be honest, I personally
haven’t been in such a heavy
concentration of non-Chris-
tians before. We are praying
that all goes well and that we
can make a dent in that area,”
he adds. .

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CALVARY
DELIVERANCE
CHURCH

THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am on Sunday, January 16:

Monday, 12:30 pm - Mid-day
Praise and Deliverance Service

Wednesday, 7:30 pm - Bible
Enrichment Session (Teacher:

_ Minister Deborah McFall)

Friday, 7:30 pm - A Night Of
Praise

Saturday, 3 to 5 pm - Girls
Brigade

CURRY

MEMORIAL
METHODIST
CHURCH

THE following services will
be held at the church on Zion
Boulevard, South.Beach:

January 16, 9:15 am - Church:
School, 10 am - Divine Wor-
ship Service with Pastor
Charles Lewis, 7 pm - Worship
Service (Holy Eucharist) with
Pastor Lewis

First Monday of each month,
7:30 pm - Men's Ministry, Sec-
ond & Fourth Monday, 7:30 pm
- Women's Ministry

Tuesday (except 2nd), 7:30 :

pm - Bible Study

Thursday, 6:30 pm - Music
Ministry Rehearsal -

First & Third:Friday of each
month, 7pm - ‘Youth Ministry.

Saturday, 6:30 am - Prayer’:
Ministry, 2 pm - Dance Min-

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istry, 3 pm - Jr Music Ministry

ST BARNABAS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH

THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled
to hold the following services:

January 16, 7 am -.Sung

Mass, 10 am - Sunday School

and Adult Bible Classes, 11 am
- Praise and Worship, Sung
‘Mass, 7 pm - Solemn Evensong

- and Benediction

Monday, 6:40 am - Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm - Youth Band
Practice, 6:30 pm - Lay Pastors'

Training, Laying A Solid Foun- |

dation, Adult Band Practice
Tuesday, 6:40 am - Mattins
and Mags, 1 pm - Mid-day

‘Mass, 6 pm - Prayer Chapel, 7

pm - Bible Class:
Wednesday, 6:30 am - Mass,

6:30 pm - Marriage Enrichment ;

‘Class, 7 pm - Prayer Band and
Bible Class
Thursday, 6:40 am - Mattins

~ and Mass, 6 pm to 9 pm - '
~ Young Adult Choir Practice, 7

pm - Senior Choir Practice
Friday, 6:40: am - Mattins and
Mass, 4 pm - Confirmation
.Classes, 6 pm - St Ambrose
Guild, 6:30 pm - Christian
Youth Movement
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm -

_, Boys Brigade (ages 5-9), 1 pm -
Youth Alpha (every third Sat- _

RELIGION

urday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm - Boys
Brigade. (ages 10+), 4 pm -
Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm - Confessions

EAST
STREET
GOSPEL
CHAPEL

THE church at 83 East
Street, “where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special”, .
is scheduled to hold the follow-—
ing, services:

Sunday, 9:45 am - Sunday -
School & Adult Bible. Class, 11 ”
am - Morning Celebration, 7
pm:- Communion Service, 8 pm
- ‘Jesus, the Light of World’

Radio Programme on ZNS.1.

‘Tuesday, 8 pm. - (Chapel
Choir Practice’

Wednesday, 8 pm - - Midweek
Prayer Meeting (Second «:
Wednesday) = : Cell: Group: +
Meeting:





Thursday, 6] pm - - Hand Bells

Choir. Practice, 8: pm - Men’s:

Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th

Thursday), 7:45pm - Women’s
Fellowship Mepting (Every 4th
Thursday).

Friday, 6: 30 pm - Gonqueone:
for Christ Club (Boys ‘& Girls
Club), 8 pm - East. Street Youth |

- Fellowship Meeting: —

Saturday, 6:30 am: - “Barly.
Momning Breyer Mee

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--Faith Way ( off Blue Hill Road)



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Bishop’ Dr David & E vangelist Gloria: Dawkins
_'- The Leadership and Laity,

: SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2005 .
SERVICE TIME: 2:30 PM

_as we commemorate this historic moment in the life of Greater Bethel and
the Bahamas Siete equncH or the Pentecostal sss Olas of the World Ine.





BISHOP
STEPHEN
STUBBS
MINISTRIES

THE organisation is sched-
uled to hold the following
events:

e January 23 - Dr Kevin King
to speak during 10 am and 6
pm. services.

‘For further information, vis-

2 city.

wwiw.restorationoflife.org
ST ANDREW’S
PRESBYTERIAN

YOU ‘are invited to worship

with the church family at 9:30.

am-or 11.am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the 11
“am service and the Youth

~ Group. meets:.on. Friday
evenings.

The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck’s Slope and

- Princes' ‘Street, -across from the

Central Bank. Parking is avail-

_ able immediately behind the

Kirk. Visit us also at: .
-www.standrewskirk.com _

‘PARISH
- CHURCH
OF THE MOST
| HOLY TRINITY

“THE church at 14 Trinity
Way, Stapledon Gardens, is

scheduled to hold ite follow-.
‘|< Ing services:

Sunday, 7 am - The Holy

os Eucharist, 9.am - The Family

Eucharist, Sunday School, 6:30
pm - Praise & ‘Worship/Bible

: . Study, Evensong & Benedic-

tion

Trip (From page 1C)

sage that “the God we serve
is a God of life”, Bishop. Hall
says that the purpose of the
trip is not to capitalise on the

persons. who are suffering.

“There has*been much con-
cern in Indonesia — the world’s

‘most populous Muslim nation. :
‘+ that some of the western

agencies involved in the tsuna-

» mi relief could also be pushing
- a religious agenda.

The Bahamian delegation

| willj join groups like the Jewish

organisation B’Nai Brith,
Catholic Relief Services, evan-
‘ gelical Christians:and Mor-

“mons, who are currently work-

ing with the survivors.
~ Bu the bishop emphasises
that while they will be preach-

-' ing Christ, the goal is to “stand

:. along with those hurting and
; affirm life and offer hope”.

~ According to Bishop Hall,

the trip to Asia requires “an
enormous supply of money” —
$7,000 to $8,000 per person.
To-defray costs, the group is
requesting the financial sup-
port of the Christian commu-
nity, as well as its prayers. Sev-
eral churches have already
begun to give financially and
moneys are “trickling, in”,
Bishop Hall adds.

The devastation as a result

_ of this tsunami carries a hefty

price tag. The UN says it needs
to feed or shelter up to five
million people affected by the
disaster, and warns ‘disease
could push up the death toll,

now at more than 157,000

around the Indian Ocean rim.

“There is:also an “enormous
challenge” to help those who
are psychologically wounded

'|.-as a result of this tragedy,
Bishop Hall notes. These are .

persons who are grappling
with the loss of loved ones,
and others who cannot find
closure as their loved ones are
still presumed missing.

‘As a result of the tsunami



Tuesday: 7:30 pm - The
Church At Prayer

Wednesday, 5:30 am - Inter-
cessory Prayer, 6:30 am - The
Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm

For further information, call.
(242)-328-8677 or visit our web-
site:

www.holytrinitybahamas.org

CANAAN

BAPTIST

CHURCH

YOU are invited to the fol-
lowing services at the church in
Nassau Village:

Sunday, 11 am and 7:30 pm -
Divine Worship Service

Rev Eugene Bastian is the
senior pastor.

ALL SAINTS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH |

SERVICES and meetings to
be held at the church on All
Saints Way, South Beach, for
the week of January 16-22:

Sunday, 7 am - Sung Mass .

and Sermon, 10 am - Family
Eucharist & Holy Baptism, 6:30
pm - Evensong and Teaching

Monday, 7 pm - Education
For Ministry (EFM)

Tuesday, 8:30am. - Mass at
St. Luke's Chapel, Princess
Margaret Hospital, 6:30 pm -
Marching and Concert Band

Wednesday, 6 am - Mass and
Breakfast, 7 pm - Vestry Meet-:
ing, 7:30 pm - Chorale Practice

Thursday, 6:30 pm - March-
ing and Concert Band, 7:30 pm
- Senior Choir Practice

Friday, 6 am - Sunrise Mass
and Breakfast, 7:30 pm - Youth
Choir Practice

Saturday, 2 pm - Acolytes

- Practice

(Rector: Rev Fr S Sebastian

disaster, Indonesia is launching
its largest mental health drive
for traumatised survivors,
many of whom have never
heard of psychological coun-
selling before. And while the

physical toll of the catastro-

phe is clear in the devastated
towns of Aceh Province, the
psychological costs are more
difficult to define in a country
where people shun treatment

'... And to have
people from all
over the world
come there and
affirm their
humanity and
strengthen their
Spirit is exactly
what we want

to be a part of."
— Bishop Simeon Hall

for mental health problems
such as anxiety and depres-
sion. -

But Bishop Hall says that
such emotions are under-
standable in times like these.
“This is a fallen world, and yes
we have tragedies. There is no
easy answer. There is no pat
answer (that) you can give to
people in a crisis like this, save
to go and stand with them.
And that’s what we plan to

do.”



Campbell)

- ST MARGARET’S

ANGLICAN
CHURCH

THE church on Kemp Road
is scheduled to hold the follow-
ing worship services:

Sunday, 7 am - Low Mass
and Sermon, 9:30 am - Sung
Mass and Sermon, 6:30 pm’ -
Evensong, Sermon and Bene-
diction

FIRST
HOLINESS |
CHURCH
OF GOD

THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the follow-
ing services:

Sunday, 9:45 am - - Sunday
School, 11 am - Morning Wor-
ship, 7 pm - Evening Worship

Monday, 7:30 pm - Prayer
Meeting

Wednesday, noon - Prayer &
Praise Service, 7:30 pm - Bible
Study

Thursday, 7:30 pm - Praise &
Worship Service

- Friday (2nd and 4th), 7:30 pm
- Youth Meeting
Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -

_ SALT Ministry (Single Adults

Living Triumphantly)

Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME. Ministry (Save Our.
Men Evangelism)

1st Sundays - Women's Day

2nd. Sundays - Youths
‘Day/Dedication of Infants
~ 3rd Sundays. - Mission

-Day/Communion

4th Sundays - Men's Day Ser-
vice
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article to The
Tribune’
Religion section:

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Indonesian peychologists say

the unprecedented scale of the

tsunami tragedy, which tias left
the Aceh virtually wiped clean
of human habitation, means.a
huge challenge for the coun-
try’s mental health experts.
Many of the worst-hit areas
are remote, and traditional
community support structures

‘for mental health, ranging

from extended family to reli-
gious institutions, have been
badly damaged by the disas-
ter.

But according to a letter
sent by Dr N Suppaya, the
pastor who invited the.
Bahamian delegation to Sin-
‘gapore, it is safe to make the
trip, even though the many
parts of the region is still in
chaos.

Flyers about the Asia mis-
sion have already gone-up in
the streets, and the people are
expecting a move of God to
follow this tragedy.

“The tidal waves ‘tsunamis’
have only affected. the north-
ern part of Malaysia and other
parts of Indonesia. Well, we
are not expecting for tsunamis,
but God’s Dunamis in this
2005,” the pastor wrote in his
letter.

Dr Suppaya is the pastor of
Jesus Saves Church in Wood-
land, Singapore, and the
national overseer of 75 church-
es throughout the Asiatic
region, according to Bishop
Hall.

In two-and-a-half weeks, the
team hopes to reach as many
countries in that affected
region, and offer its support.

“We will be there for the
better part of two-and-a-half
weeks, so we feel that is
enough time to visit each
area,” says Bishop Hall. “And
what we want to do is to be
able to be a blessing to several
of the churches in that area.”



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THE TRIBUNE

RELIGION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, FAGE 3U



Archbishop Patrick Pinder ordains

deacon during ‘emotional’ service

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

ev Elvado Turnquest

was ordained to the

deaconate by Arch-

bishop Patrick Pinder

during an emotional
service at’St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral last night.

Rev Turnquest, 31, is considered'a
transient deacon. Within a year he
will be ordained to the sacred priest-
hood.

He was born on January 1, 1974 to
Lawrence and Elizabeth Turnquest
in Nassau. When he was eight years
old his family moved to Mangrove
Cay, Andros. He attended the Vic-
toria Point Primary and Mangrove
Cay High schools.

Rev Turnquest was awarded a
scholarship to the College of the
Bahamas, where he began his studies
in architectural drawing.

In August of 1995, after applying
and being accepted into the seminary
programme for the Archdiocese of
Nassau, he transferred credits to St
Meinrad College in Indiana. He was
graduated from St Meinrad in 1998
with a bachelor’s degree in Psycholo-
8y.

In August 1998, he enrolled in
Notre Dame Seminary and School of
Theology in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rev Turnquest started teaching at
the Grand Bahama Catholic High
School in 2000, and in his final year
there served as Head of the Religion
Department.



@ REV ELVADO TURNQUEST

Rev Turnquest returned to Notre
Dame in August 2002.

He recently completed a five-
month deaconate internship at Our
Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic
Church in Nassau, and is expected to
graduate with a master’s of divinity in
May 2005.

There are two categories of dea-
con within the Roman Catholic
Church — the transient deacon, those
wha will eventually be ordained to
the priesthood; and the permanent
deacon, married (once) men over 35
years of age.

Under the Catholic tradition, if a
permanent deacon’s wife dies he is
not permitted to re-marry. A deacon
candidate must have the agreement
and support of his wife, who must

accompany her husband in training.

Deacons are men ordained by the
bishop “for the service of the people
of God” in a diocese (geographical
location).

‘Deacons are ordained to the min-
istry of word, sacrament and espe-
cially charity, and are committed to a
life of spirituality and prayer.

In serving the Body of Christ, dea-
cons collaborate with other persons
ministering in the church, specifically
with bishops, priests, lay ministers.as
well as all of the baptized.

Permanent deacons, unlike tran-
sient deacons, do not take the vow of
celibacy.

There are currently 14 permanent
deacons serving in the Catholic Arch-
diocese of Nassau.



Rev William Thompson says ‘walls
of family and faith’ are crumbling

Bahamas Christian Council president encourages police eee to ensure laws of land are upheld

i By CLEMENT JOHNSON

BAHAMAS Christian Council
president Rev Dr William Thompson
encouraged police officers to ensure
that the laws of the land are upheld, at
a time when “the walls of family and
faith” are crumbling.

Dr Thompson was speaking at the
Royal Bahamas Police Force’s annu-
al New Year service, held at Ebenez-
er Methodist Church on Sunday.
Every year, all of the 2,600-plus police
officers are encouraged to attend the
annual service to pray for protection
for the coming year.

Dr Thompson ‘compared the state
of the Bahamas today to the time of
the prophet Jeremiah, when foreign
forces had completely disrupted a
once proud, prosperous and God-
fearing nation.

“Well, when we look at our beloved

,; Bahamas .today, for the most part, we _

Sunday, January

can lament with Jeremiah — that the
wall is down,” he said.

“Those structures that once
enclosed us, supported us and influ-
enced us, for the most part, they are
falling down.”

He said the deterioration of the
structures that support family and
faith will leave the nation vulnerable
to evils of all kind.

Dr Thompson emphasised strength-

ening the protective walls that allow

us to be unique as a people.

He reminded the congregation that
the Bahamas was a blessed nation,
and that they should be mindful of
what God had done for this country.

“Where we ought to be positive,
progressive and prayerful, we are
unthankful, negative and forever grip-
ing and complaining about some-
thing,” he said.

“Crime is wall that must come

down. You see, crime is a direct prod-

“Are: ye sic “IK ¢ or r SUIFF a a



_ REV DR WILLIAM THOMPSON

CONVENING:

at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the East Street Tabernacle

Wednesday, January

uct of sin.’

He thanked the Commissioner of
Police Paul Farquharson and his offi-
cers for working to protect the coun-
try. And applauded the community
policing and urban renewal pro-

“Crime is wall that
must come down.
You see, crime is a
direct product of sin.”

— Rev William Thompson

grammes for playing a role in reduc-
ing some of the crime.

Dr Thompson challenged parents,
teachers, ministers, leaders and all
responsible citizens to pool their
resources and join in the fight against

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19th thru Friday, January 21st, 2005

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BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY

crime and criminal elements.

During his address he also point-
ed to flagrant advertising and illegal
gambling. He said: “Mr Commission-
er, I don’t know if it is against the
law for advertisers to use naked
women with just a string around their
bodies on flyers and in the newspa-
pers, as a way of selling their products.
Please be aware that these flyers are
made public — even to our children. If
the foundation is destroyed, what can
the righteous do?”

Dr Thompson reiterated that the
church would never support gam-
bling, in any form, in the Bahamas.
“Gambling probates and encourages
laziness, Gambling is destructive to
the family way of life.”

He noted that the Bahamas.is a
small country that relies heavily on
tourism, and cannot afford to gener-
ate negative publicity or¥* be party to
any such activity”.

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@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

n a powerful message to

members of Mt Pleasant

Green Baptist Church Inter-

national, Senior Pastor Dr

Wesley L Thompson told the
congregation that “sin” was prevent-
ing the church from reaching its full
potential.

Dr Thompson was addressing del-
egates and members as they began
their prayer conference on Sunday,
January 9, under the theme “When
the Church agrees” — Matthew 18:19-
21.

According to Dr Thompson, God is
exposing filth within the church.

“When the pastor is keeping sweet-
heart and having children with the
missionary sister in the church, some-
thing is wrong with that,” he said.

Opposition leader praises Seven -day
Adventists’ exemplary leadershi

By CLEMENT JOHNSON

OPPOSITION Leader Alvin
Smith praised the Seventh-day
Adventists’ exemplary leadership
during an address at the opening of
the Adventists’ annual conference
on January 5.

Mr Smith was among the digni-
‘taries who attended the official open-

ing of the conference. Dr. Herbert
J. Thompson, President of the North-

ern Caribbean University of Seventh-
day Adventist, Mandeville, Jamaica,
was the guest speaker. He spoke on
the conference’s theme: “United in
witness of truth.”

The leader of the Opposition said
that the theme of the conference was
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“You cannot remain in the presence
of God and still be involved in filth.”

He reminded church members that
it is important to find time to pray,
pointing to Job and all the prophets
who developed a habit of praying in
the early morning hours.

“Jesus, for example, would go out
early in the morning by himself to
commune with his Father,” said Dr
Thompson.

“Without the presence of God in
your life you will dry up. Prayer
should be a part of the Christian rou-
tine, and not only on Sunday but all
through the week. And the Christian
should develop a habit like the
prophets and Jesus, to seek God ear-
ly in the morning.”

He likened the Christian spiritual
life to that of a well-tuned vehicle.
Dr Thompson urged the congrega-

tion to “get their lives properly
tuned”, adding that bad habits and
bad ways are obstructions to a healthy

“When the pastor is
keeping sweetheart
and having children
with the missionary
sister in the church,
something is wrong

with that.”
-— Dr Wesley Thompson

Christian life.
“Walk in the spirit. If you walk i in
the spirit then the flesh would not be



able to have such a strong hold on
the lives of the believers. Christians
dry up when they move away from
God and his presence,” he said.
“Those who spend quality time with

God are different from those who do .

not. Many Christians are poor wit-
nesses to Christ.

. “Jesus could not just wave his hand
and a miracle would happen, he had
to spend time with his Father and be
attentive to Him.”

He encouraged church members to
re-build prayer altars in their homes,
citing the prophet Elisa who.rebuilt
the broken altar.

“Christianity demands that one has
a relationship with Jesus and you stay

.in touch with him,” said. Dr Thomp-

son.

up and kills sin or it will destroy the

Alvin Smith speaks at opening of annual conference

. nation, especially during the start of
a new year.

The Bahamas Conference of Sev-
enth-day Adventists has a local
membership of more than 13,000
with 22 churches in New Providence,
and a worldwide population of more
than 20 million.

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where the development of spiritual-
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of their Adventist education.”

He congratulated Pastor Leonard
Johnson, conference president, on
the work the Adventists do in train-
ing.

“Mr. President, I must also con-
gratulate you on the emphasis your
conference places on leadership .
training, your pastors and elders are
testament to this obvious commit-
ment. I am impressed with the level
of leadership qualities and education
which your pastor and elders pos-
sess, which are so vital in this day
and age,” Mr Smith said.

He further commented on their
educational system and their youth

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programmes.
“The quality programme and
committed leadership that you offer.
to your youth group, Pathfinders, are
exemplary, and all who are involved
are to be commended for their tire-
less efforts in training our youth.
“The music, oh the music in your
churches are known for having some
of the most melodious music this side
of heaven, your choirs, like the Meis-

tersingers, Harmonious Praise, just to”

name a few, continue to inspire
Bahamians of all denominations as
they partake in cultural events in our
beautiful Bahamaland.

“As you gather.and deliberate in





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“Tt is time that the church wakes

_ upward, onward together towards a

church. It is time that the people who:
bear God’s name humble themselves.7;
and turn from their wicked ways and.
turn to God.” me
Added Dr Thompson: “They needy
to get rid of all the other Gods that
they have and worship the one God.=s
Your wife is not a king. Your hus-*"
band is not a king. Your pastor is not’ se
king. There is only one king, and that,
is God.”
When the church prays, he said,. 4
something happens. “When Peter was:
jailed and the believers prayed, some
thing happened, and so it should be:
with the present church, because Go
is looking for a place and people:
whom he can be comfortable with’:
and where there is joy in the camp.” ©
The conference ended yesterday at.*
the church on East and Quackoo”
Streets.


















convention this week, please contin- |,
ue to pray for the world as it grapples |.
with the devastation of the Tsunami |,
in Asia. Know that the prayer of a
righteous man availeth much,” said
Mr Smith...

“If each Bahamian adult begins: .
this year committing or recommit-
ting himself or herself to be a wit-
ness of truth,” said Mr Smith, “a wit-
ness of integrity; a witness of broth- _
erhood and sisterhood, a witness of
respect for person and property we
would have a country that’s. full of
loving, caring, sharing, sensitive citi- |
zens uniting and moving forward,









common goal of goodwill and good —
citizenship — witnesses and catalyst

7 teh



‘Chosen, Ordained, and Sent’ |

\



MEN ROUTE TO THAILAND — Lisa Gardiner (pictured) of the Blue Hill Gospel Chapel has __
been “Chosen, Ordained, and Sent” by the Assemblies of Brethren in the Bahamas’ Unit-
ed Missions Department to travel to Thailand, a country affected by the recent tsunami _ |
which followed an earthquake on December 26. Described as the world’s largest foren- |
sic operation, the goal now is to identify the 5,300 Thai confirmed dead in the tsunami.

There will be a commendation service held for Ms Gardiner at her church tomorrow at

7.30pm.


















THE TRIBUNE



fter much
prayer and con-

secration, thou-
of members

sands

from both the Church |

| of God of Prophecy

and Church of God are:

eager to join forces in
this mighty up-coming
crusade.

‘Born out of the
Holiness Movement
which swept across
the United States of
America at the turn of
the twentieth century,
the Pentecostal Fire
reached our Bahama
land shores in 1910.

is was the begin-
ning of a new era in
dur circle known:.as
the Pentecostal move-
ment.

Fiery ‘sermons, exu-
Berant worship and
unforgettable. testi-
tnonies _ which — are
characteristic of the
“Jumpers” was: once
despised by religious
heads i is now the order

‘of the day. Revivals

and Crusades which
are’ traditionally apart

of our national church .

calendars, are design
to attract and minister
to those in our com-

munity who. are spiri-
tually: ‘oppress and’

depress by accepting

Christ as their Saviour.
It is also opportunity
for healing and for the
believers to be
recharged and
strengthen in their
Christian walk.

This Crusade which

comes at a pivotal

‘time when our country

and the world is expe-
riencing destruction
and = spiritual . decay,
and is in need of mira-
cle. from ‘God.

We. are delighted to
have Bishop William.

Mo. Wilson,

‘International Minister

of Outreach for both
our organizations from
Cleveland, Tennessee

as our guest cprbachie:

tionately call ‘Billy’ is

Power surge, Miracle

Bishop ‘Wilson affec-

anointed ‘speaker and
he is also the Voice of
Salvation Minister,
and executive produc-
er and host of World
Impact, a weekly tele-
vision broadcast now
seen in: all 50 states
and over 150 nations,
and can heard in over:
100 nations on Voice
of Salvation Weekly:
Radio Program and 5
Minutes to Victory,
contemporary radio
broadcasts. He. has
served in this capacity
since 1994.

Our fellowships invite
you to come to this

Breakthrough | Joint
Evangelistic Crusade

expecting God. to do a
new thing, in a new
way. Get ready for the
‘Out pouring’, Don’t
miss your blessing!!!!






. Sunday, Janudry 16th thru lay,
at 7330 p.m. nightly at the East Street Tabernacle

Wednesday, January 19th thru Friday, January. 21 st, 2005
at 7:30 pam. nightly at the Church of God Convention’ Centre



maturation: of our. x chilariiiyouth.’
‘* To accelerate our holistic outreach cvialigsk?
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Love Center Church. And ,

even at the age of 91,

Jennie Thompson. is, still

an avid supporter of the.
Fine Arts Ministry. For
60 plus. years Jennie :
Thompson has. served |
faithfully in many capac-
ities in the Church of God_
of: Prophecy . including ;
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Choir, just to name a few. :

Supporting’ her — son,::
George.
Thompson, well known

Bishop

playwright ard musician,
Jennie Thompson had
participated in numerous
stage plays and choral
productions. She is. best
remembered for strong

soprano leading many

performances.’

Just ‘recently on’

Tuesday, December 28th
during the © church’s
Christmas Production,
tributes were paid to her
by the Love Center
Family featuring her

grandchildren and former
pastors Brother: Steve
Hepburn Sr. and Bishop

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celebrations, ‘parents every |

| where were making) final

preparations’ to ‘send ‘their
children’ back to. ‘college.

ay ‘Some parents \ were prayer-
Evangelism, ‘}

ful, hopeful’ ‘and ‘proud
because soon’ their child

would achieve their goal of

attaining a quality college

education. Some parents -
were prayerful yet ‘con-: '
cerned:.. about finances,

Another...term..closer-te~
graduation’ but another
term of sacrifices: -and

doing..with out to ensure .
their child’s success. Other:
‘parents were prayerful ‘yet

anxious and concermed for
their child’s safety on. the
college campus ° where
reports. of violence and
immorality seem to be the

_ordér of the day.

They will travel to. Canada,
South: Carolina, ’ Texas,

‘New: Orleans, Tennessée
_and. Georgia. ‘These. stu-
. dents ‘will .continue their
studies in a wide range of
disciplines-- ranging from
Business Administration, |

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Law, ‘Natural.

Arts and ‘Political’ Science. :

In keeping with the tradi- *
. tion of the Englerston con-
“gregation; the : ‘clergy: and
inémbéis ‘held a service of
_rededicaton to pray for our,
students ‘traveling. abroad:
The saints at ‘Englerston’

are-not satisfied to allow

our students’ to meet the —

challenges of this ‘life

~alone; so-we offer:them up

unto the Lord'in prayer and
we know he will keep them
when they are ‘in harms
way. ' Sin

“Bishop R:V. Bowe; senior

pastor of the Englerston
encouraged the returning

students to be guided by

the presence of the Holy
Spirit: and to find comfort
and sdlace in the Word of
God. Our students were
charged to seek God in all
their undertakings: Then
and only then, would these
young -minds ‘be guaran-
teed success. If they under-

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wisdom and remiain. faith
ful to. God, ‘God will be.
- faithful to them. They were’

challenged: to’ be ‘beacons

» on their. various carnpuses
and dormitories and to’be
‘young’ Christian :’ ‘Jeaders



amongst their peers. They

were told’ that ‘as God ‘was.
_ with Moses, ‘so’ will. he: be

with them. Bishop. Bowe
reminded them that their

parents are making serious’
sacrifices’ and’ he -encour-

aged them to’ make their

parents and church ‘family

“proud of them.’ 3). 2)

_ Associate. pastor Timothy
Johnson joined Bishop '

Bowe in laying hands: on
our students and anointed

them ; with oil: He. admon-

ished our. college ‘students

Their gifts, their talents: all

came from God and in this
service ‘of rededication he
challénged them to let.their *:

hands do God’s work, their
lips sing God’s praises and
their lives reflect the honor

vand glory of God. They







‘were charged to také the

name’ of Jesus with them —
and find comfort i in God's

‘word:

ae this first: service of
, the New: Year, ithe .saints
“were encouraged to reflect
on the. many. undeserved

blessings \ ‘that’. were

bestowed on our Iécal con-
gregation and the many tri-
‘als: and: tribulations that

God brought us thru. They

- were encouraged to surren- -
. der their past with its fail-
ures, disappointments and

regrets and. press towards

.the challenges that lie

ahead in 2005.’

It is so refreshing to have
‘young: people: who. would

dedicate their’ time and

) their talents to the work of
studying abroad to take the
name: of Jesus with: them.’

the church; These. young

adults actively participate

in Sunday ‘School, the
Youth: Choir, The Drama
Club, the . Praise and
Worship ‘team ‘and the
Youth Ministry at our local

church.









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Pastor Leonard Johnson speaking on Wednesday night at
the opening of the convention at Grant’s Town Church



unctuated with reports from the various

ministries of the Adventist Church and

melodious music by the Convention
Choir, the Adventist Men's Chorale, and other
singing groups, the Adventist Convention 2005
was an inspiration to hundreds in attendance.
Opening the yearly event with a powerful, soul-
searching message on Wednesday, January 5,
Dr. Leonard Johnson, president of Bahamas
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, chal-

lenged the members to demonstrate their belief

in God by standing up for the truth and princi-
ples recorded in the Word of God.

He observed that many church people have
deviated from Christian standards such as

In the above photos the Minister of Education, Hon. Alfred Sear, joins other school and
Adventist administrators in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new school complex.



Thompson at the close of convention 2005

morality, honesty, integrity and love.

Dr. Johnson said that in an attempt to make
the church more relevant to today's society,
some have left God out as the center of wor-
ship. But people ought to come to church to
worship God, not to be entertained. He noted
further that the Christian church is confronted
by two dangers: (1) saying more than the Word
of God says, and (2) omitting what God has
said. He declared that we should be guided by
the truth of God's Word and should be united in
standing up for truth. Also, those who love God
and believe in Jesus will do what God require
them to do.

In reference to the development of sports in

Partial view of the proposed multi-million
constructed on Marshall Road

entists

e of Seventh-da Adventists

Wiener nantes

Pastor Johnson honoring Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Avery Dr. Thompson, president of Northern Caribbean University,
speaking on Thursday night at Hillview

our country, Dr. Johnson stated that the lottery
should not be used to support sports. He felt
that every citizen ought to contribute toward the
funding of our sporting program.

The guest speaker for the Convention, Dr.
Herbert Thompson, president of Northern
Caribbean University emphasized the impor-
tance of our speaking the truth in words and
actions. Drawing on his personal experience,
Dr. Thompson used a practical approach to
show that a true witness of truth will observe

-the natural laws of health as well as God's moral

law that ought to govern the life of. the

Christian.

W Bahamas Academy School to be

.More than one hundred Adventist lay leaders (church elders) participated in a Prayer
Breakfast on Sunday, January 6, 2005 at the Grant’s Town Church.



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Bishop ELLIS STARTS HISTORIC RADIO PRAYER
PROGRAM WitH A SHorT WorD.

With prayer as a major building block of the Ministry
and Prayer Meeting being the largest weeknight gather-
ing of the church, one would think that the Mount Tabor
Full Gospel Baptist Church family would be content
with the place that prayer now has in the Ministry and in
the lives of its members. Additionally, after the Church
dubbed 2004; “The Year We Pray It Through”; and even
greater emphasis was placed on prayer, which subse-
quently resulted in Mt. Taborites being so inspired to
strengthen and enhance their prayer lives; that a spirit of
prayer and intercession and another level of excitement
; about the practical,
life changing power
of prayer became
even more predomi-
nant within — the
Church than ever
before; one would
assume that surely
they would. settle
with that. But under
the anointed leader
ship of Bishop Neil
C. Ellis, Senior
Pastor, Mount Tabor
is once’ again
focused on intensi-
fying their prayer



lives. Mindful of the
fact

CALLING.ON THE Lorp!

“Little
pro-
“Little

that,
Prayer”




pro-
“More
and

Prayer”
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“Much
Power’; Mt.
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Lives &

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prayer once
again found its

BisHOP
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EINTERCESSORY PRAYER. way into the

central focus
of the Ministry for the year and this dynamic body of
believers is already diligently in pursuit of this incredi-
bly powerful and timely objective!

It all got off to an official and national start on Monday
January 10th at 10:30am with the hosting of an historic
LIVE Prayer Call-In Radio Progran: “Prayer Power
Hotline” hosted by Bishop Ellis on 1540AM. The radio
program, the first of it’s kind in the Bahamas committed
solely to allowing Bahamians throughout the length and
breadth of the country to call in live with their personal
prayer
requests,
got off to
a tremen-
dous. start
Be tye
already
appears to
be shap-
jing up to
becoming

120 ISTERCESORS AND LEADERS ASSEMBLED IN Mn very pop-
TaBOR’S UPPER ROOM For PRAYER WorKSHOP, u lar



RELIGION

MOUNT TABOR
FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Willow Tree Ave., Pinewood Gardens + P.O. Box N-9705 « Tel: (242) 392-2322 + Fax: (242) 392-4343
Website: www.mounttabor.org * www.neilellisministries.com * Email: mttabor@bateinet.bs

NEWS _

Certainly, popularity is not the objective of the show,
but Bishop Ellis is convinced of the fact that Bahamians
need to be reminded of the awesome power of prayer
and that a program of this nature will not only reintro-
duce and reinforce the need.to “Pray It Through” with-
in the hearts and minds of many in our country that may
have turned to other means of finding help and relief for
the challenges of life, but it will also be a powerful
means of getting Prayer into the atmosphere of our
nation. Thus, the programs placement on the only radio



station that covers the entire country was deliberate and

strategic! The response to the program was immediate
and tremendous, as phone lines lit up within a few min-
utes after the half hour program got started and
remained clogged with callers for the entire show.
Additionally, many persons that could not get their
prayer requests in-‘to Bishop Ellis on air during the pro-
gram, called in to the Mt. Tabor with their requests
throughout the day.

But before Bishop Ellis turned his prayer focus to the
nation, new in-house initiatives were undertaken to
ensure that the prayer goals of the Ministry are accom-
plished this year. To this end, a Pastor of Intercessory
Prayer (Pastor-Elect Rochelle Moss) was appointed and
- a group of 120 intercessors was formed. And because
Bishop Ellis firmly believes that a call to ministry is first



SAINTS IN PRAYER.

of all call to preparation, from Monday January 10th —

Wednesday 12th the intercessors and top leadership of

Mount Tabor went through and intensive Intercessory
Prayer Workshop with Bishop William’ Murphy Jr,
Senior Pastor of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church in
Pontiac Michigan and Bishop of Intercessory Prayer of
the Full’ Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
International. In these intense and powerful sessions,
Bishop Murphy dealt with both the practical and spiritu-
al aspects of Intercessory Prayer and also gave the par-
ticipants insight into both the blessings and challenges
of being on the “front line” of ministry as an intercessor.
In every session the Lord moved so powerfully both
during the teaching times and in the practical demon-



INTERCESSORS ENJOY INTENSIVE PRAYER TRAINING
WORKSHOP.

strations, that it was at times challenging to conclude the
90 minute sessions, which were held 6:00 — 7:30pm
nightly.

But Praise God there was more praying to be done, as
at 7:30pm each night the entire congregation also came
together for the Annual Jump Start Services. And
because this focus on prayer is both corporate and per-
sonal, this year Jump Start (which is the church’s first
weeknight gathering for the year), was also committed
to prayer. On Monday January 10th, after leading the
way in the first Communion Service of the year, Bishop
Ellis delivered a very powerful and insightful message

outlining why Prayer is so important in this season of

the Ministry and indeed the individual lives of the entire

one,

Ving

IHUHSVAY, JAINUANT 10, cuUL, FNUL ou





REJOICING OVER ANSWERED PRAYERS.

membership of the
Church. Those whe
may have taken a
casual approach to
the need to pray cer-
tainly developed a
greater understand-
ing of the spiritual |
implications of this
prayer focus and
many went away
with a greater appre-
ciation for the
absolute need - to
“Intensify” their
prayer lives regard-
less of the level tha
it was previously at.
Then on the follow-
two nights, Gerrinc A PRAYER THROUGH!
Bishop Murphy and his team of intercessors led the







#) church into some awe inspiring sessions of prayer and
mcommunion with God that was nothing short of

“Heavenly”! There was little preaching, just praise,
worship, prayer and intercession. What a glorious, rich
experience it was to see everyone from the pulpit to the
pew either on their faces or on their knees before the
Lord. The atmosphere each night was so saturated with
the manifested presence of God, that bodies were



Bisuor Murenry In DEEP INTERCESSION.

healed, generational curses were broken and nightly
persons were eternally delivered and set free from
almost every type of bondages imaginable. The sessions
concluded on Wednesday evening with a special
“Laying on of hands” session for the newly appointed
intercessors, who were then officially released to Pray
wntil-they touch the Heart of God, release the Power of
God and cause the Hand of God te move!

It's becoming more evident now why Mt. Tabor’s slo-
gan for the year 2005 is; “Our Year of High
Expectations’, because with this kind of commitment to
Prayer, this year the sky is not the limit, it’s merely a tar-
get; as God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly
above all that we are able to ask (pray for) or think!

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i By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter _

WORKS and Utilities Min-
ister Bradley Roberts said he is
“pleased and relieved” that the
rape allegation against him has
been withdrawn.

In a statement released yes-
terday, Mr Roberts thanked his
family, his constituents and his

Cabinet colleagues for their .

support throughout the inves-
tigation into the claim.

The FNM, however, renewed
its protest at the handling of the
inquiry. “Bahamians in general
feel insulted that there has been
such a glaring abuse of power in
the handling of this matter,”
said a party release yesterday.

Mr Roberts was accused of
raping a 47-year-old woman at
her home in Marathon on
December 4. ig,

The allegation was withdrawn
by the complainant on Tuesday,
and Attorney General Alfred
Sears said yesterday that she

was warned she could be pros- °

ecuted for withdrawing her alle-
gation.

The caution, Mr Sears: said,
is standard procedure. He said
the Director of Public Prosecu-
tions will review the matter and
make a recommendation to his
office::- :

The FNM yesterday reiterat-
ed its criticism of the investiga-
tion.into the rape claim, point-
ing out that it was not launched
for more than three weeks, until
after the allegation ppecarcs in
the media.

The FNM also drew attention
to what it called an “unusual

interview” conducted by police,
in which the complainant was
brought face-to-face with Mr
Roberts.

The party also criticised the

conduct of Attorney General
Alfred Sears in making Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son’s, recommendation against
charging Mr Roberts public
befere the investigation had
been completed. |

During the i inquiry, the FNM
made repeated but unsuccess-
ful calls for Mr Roberts to step
aside from his Cabinet duties
until the inquiry was complete.

Because of these and other
circumstances surrounding the
investigation “justice was not
seen to be done,” the FNM said,
adding that the party therefore
had “a duty to protest and to
cry foul to any and all who
obstructed the carriage of jus-
tice.”

Mr Roberts yesterday called
it “unfortunate” that in the
Bahamas “the perverted defin-
ition of the word ‘allegation’ is
‘to conclude without-a basis in
fact’.”

He thanked Prime Minister
Perry Christie for remaining
“resolutely confident that there
could be no basis for such a
charge against me and, along
with my Cabinet colleagues,
remained steadfast in their sup-
port of me.”

On Sunday, the prime minis-
ter declined to comment on the
allegation against Mr Roberts,
saying that his position might
unduly affect the investigation.

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Roberts ‘relieved

‘Legal’ year officially opened






with the officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force as
Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson looks on during
yesterday’ s opening of the Supreme Court.

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@ By PAUL G. TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE Supreme Court opened yesterday with the Bar
Association hoping that issues they feel "have been long
overlooked" will be given special attention in this new legal
year.

The annual event started with a church service at Christ
Church Cathedral, where Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of
the southern Bahamas, petitioned judiciary members to
remember that the ideal of truth and justice can only be seen
through "sterling character."

Following the service, Police Commissioner Paul Far-
quharson; Chief Justices Sir Burton Hall and-Dame Joan
Sawyer, along with other justices, magistrates and members
of the Bar marched up Bay Street in all their regalia to the
‘Supreme Court.

The police marching band performed to the delight of the
crowd gathered to witness the annual event.

The justices, magistrates and members of the Bar then
retired to the Supreme Court where the 2005 "legal" year
was Officially opened.

Attorney General Alfred Sears advised judges and mag-
istrates that although the past year had been one of numer-




















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MP tears up PM’s
code of ethics

& By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter

AN ANGRY MP tore up the
prime minister’s code of ethics
in the House of Assembly yes-
terday, declaring it “a waste of
time”,

In a passionate outburst,
independent South Andros rep-
resentative Whitney Bastian
tore up two copies of the code

saying he did not see the sense _

of it.

This action was met by cheers
and laughter from opposition
members and murmurs of dis-
approval from the government.

Mr Bastian was angry
because she felt that a govern-
ment minister was using public
funds to advance a PLP candi-
date against him in South
Andros.

He accused Agriculture Min-
ister V Alfred Gray and a ZNS
personality, Picewell Forbes, of

Wace



sending a bill for a private meet-
ing to the local government
office in South Andros.

He also said that while Min-
ister of Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture. Neville Wisdom, during his
communication to the House
on the 2004/2005 Junkanoo
parades, said the Junkanoo
parade for South Andros was
held on December 24, the Min-
ister of Agriculture received a
letter inviting him to a parade
on January 5, the same day as
the meeting.~

“The parade turned into a
political rally where Mr Gray
told the people of South Andros
that they would not get any-
thing having me as their repre-
sentative,” he said.

While he told The Tribune
that he understood that Mr
Forbes wanted to run for the
PLP against him in South

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Minister announces fund
or the victims of tsunami

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter

THE government has estab-
lished a fund to contribute to
the recovery of the many hun-
dreds of thousands of people
in Asia who were badly affect-
ed by the devastating tsunami
in the Indian Ocean on Decem-
ber 26 of last year. ©

Labour and Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet, as acting
Foreign Affairs Minister, made
the statement yesterday during
a communication to the House
of Assembly.

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goodwill of this nation towards

the nations and peoples of,

these areas affected by the tidal
wave and will further cement
the proper place of the Com-
monwealth of the Bahamas
among those upstanding, car-
ing and responsive members of
the international community,”
said Mr Peet.

This donation, he said, is only
intended to establish the fund
and the government is inviting
businesses and individuals in
the Bahamas to freely continue

the effort.

“Tt was in fact only just a few
short months ago when this
nation was the grateful recipi-
ent of monetary expressions of
support from many counties
around the world during our
time of distress brought on by
successive hurricanes and their
widespread damage and
destruction,” said Mr Peet.

Many other Caribbean
nations have also opened their
treasuries to the affected Asian
countries.

Jamaica has announced it
will be giving a donation of
$250,000, Trinidad and Tobago,

$2 million and Guyana the sum:

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hardest hit of the Asian soci-
eties affected by the natural dis-
aster, Mr Peet said.
Hurley Senanayake, one of

‘the Sri Lankans employed in

the Bahamas, lost family mem-
bers in the tidal wave.

A fund has been started at
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

to provide financial assistance

to him.
In the meantime Caribbean
counties are making moves to

establish ways to help prevent

the wide-scale death that
occurred in Asia.

Foreign Affairs Minister
Fred Mitchell after attending a

recent CARICOM meeting

revealed that establishing early
warning system for tsunamis in
the Caribbean region will cost
countries in CARICOM
around $5 million.

Mr . Peet’ encouraged
Bahéamians to contribute to the

fund which will open on Mon-.
day, January 16, under the

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MCKENZIE

IN HIS communication to
parliament on Wednesday
morning, Minister of Youth
Sports and Culture Neville

nary assessment of the 2004-
05 Junkanoo parades.
‘Although the New Provi-
dence, New, Year’s Day and
Boxing Day, parades had to
be rescheduled due to

Wisdom was pleased to
acknowledge that all three
of the parades went without
“hitches or incidents.”

Mr Wisdom reported that
the Junior Junkanoo Parade
which was held on Decem-
ber 16 in recognition. of

attended and went without
incident. Described by the

stone to the senior parades
‘Mr Wisdom said he was
optimistic about the future
of the junior parade.

He mentioned however

for the Junior Junkanoo par-
‘ticipants would not occur
until February.

In reference to the senior
parades Minister Wisdom
noted that naming the
parades after people such as
Sammy, Thompson and
Maureen Duvalier was in
keeping with the govern-
“ment’s policy to honour
those persons who had made
significant contributions to
the development. of
Junkanoo.

Mr Wisdom was. pleased
to note that the reschedul-
ing of the two parades was



Junkanoo parades
‘went without hitches’

_ & THE three Junkanoo parades went ‘without hitches or incidents’

Wisdom provided a prelimi- :

inclement weather; Minister .

Recognition

Antonious Roberts was well.

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accepted by all persons. He
also added that his ministry
had assisted in an exchange
of Junkanoo tickets for
tourists and locals who as a
result of other engagements
could not attend the
rescheduled parades.

He also refuted claims
that funds from his:ministry- };
were used in this exchange.
Mr Wisdom also noted his.
ministry. had been able to.
provide insurance cover for
all Junkanoo participants at
a cost of $10,500. He noted
the significance of this effort
following the death of Sam-
my Thompson during the
2004 Boxing Day parade.

Addressing the parades
which took place in the
Family Islands, Mr Wisdom
noted that despite the effects
of the hurricanes on Grand
Bahama, the New Year’s .
Day Junkanoo Parade was
held on Saturday, January 1
as scheduled with the Junior
Junkanoo parade being
scheduled to take place in
February 2005.

Schedule

He also observed that
senior parades had taken
place on schedule on several
of the other Family Islands
and some junior parades
would be taking place in
January and later in the
year.

The estimated cost of the
parades was $1.1 million dol-’
lars, a reduction in cost from
previous parades.

The minister said that
when all of the bills have
been paid and all of the rev-
enue collected he would pre-
sent parliament with a more
detailed revenue and expen-
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Lawyers call for measures to

discourage false accusations

m By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

FOLLOWING the with-
drawal of rape allegations
against Cabinet Minister

Bradley Roberts, lawyers

said yesterday that there
needs to be measures in
place to discourage people
from making false accusa-
tions which would damage
a person’s reputation.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, former
Attorney General and
Independent Bamboo Town
MP Tennyson Wells said the
time has come to create
laws to stop the “capri-
cious” actions of people
making accusations.

He said that there are
people who make allega-
tions simply to besmirch a
person’s name or for politi-
cal gain. However, he
stressed, he was not saying
that was the case with Mr
Roberts’ accuser.

Doubtful

Mr Wells said it is doubt-
ful that the entire situation
will have a negative impact
on the legal system.

He said that considering
the fact that the woman

withdrew the charge, Attor- ,

ney General Alfred Sears
was right to drop any fur-
ther action against Mr
Roberts.

“There was no possibility
of a conviction, without her
testimony in court. It would
have been a witch hunt and
a waste of judicial funds.”

He repeated his assertion
that the police mishandled
the investigation in its early
stages and that they did a
dis-service to themselves
and to Mr Roberts. On the

other hand, he said that as.a

abinet.,,minister, Mr
Roberts should have gone
to the, police to be ques-

tioned immediately rather -

than waiting for several
weeks to pass.

He said that to avoid any
potential victimisation,
police should continue to
protect the woman’s identi-
ty. Mr Wells said the entire
situation was unfortunate
and claimed “let it be fin-
ished with.”

Attorney Stephen Turn-
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“It certainly may take
away their credibility which
would be unfortunate,” he
said.

He said that the situation
may negatively affect the
legal system if the parties
involved do not come for-
ward and affirm that the

charges were withdrawn.

without the woman being
coerced or threatened.

Satisfied

“The police need to tell
this woman, ‘we have con-
ducted an investigation,
what exactly are. your
motives for withdrawing’
and if they are satisfied they
should let the public know.

“The police need to come
forward and say these are
the facts, this is what hap-
pened, and this is why she
withdrew the charges.”

He added that her identi-
ty should not remain pro-
tected if she lied about the
charges because it would
meant that she

ter.

If that was case; Mr
Turnquest.said it may
become necessary to
enforce further penalties so
that persons do not make
random allegations.

He said that there have
been.several cases where
women have decided not to
press charges because they
do not want to go through
the ordeal of court and
that certainly could have
been the case in this situa-
tion.

Mr Turnquest felt that
Bradley Roberts did have
recourse available to him.
He said that he might have
a libel casé, if he could
prove that the rape allega-

tions had a negative affect

on his credibility. Often, he
said the court would request
that the defendant.(who in
this case would be the
woman who made the accu-
sation) should make a pub-
lic apology to the satisfac-
tion of the plaintiff.

Once this is done, he said
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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New disaster in works for tsunami victims

MANY of the areas devastated by the
South Asian tsunami that killed at least
160,000 people are among those:scientists say
are the most endangered by global warming.

In 1997, the United Nations panel on cli-
mate change said, “Especially at risk are large
delta regions of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Viet-
nam, and Thailand and the low-lying areas of
Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. .
international studies have projected the dis-
placement of several millions of people from
the region’s coastal zone aru a 1-meter
rise in sea level. .

“The costs of response measures to reduce
the impact of sea-level rise in the region could
be immense.”

The impact of the Asian tsunami sparked a
global relief effort. But even for the most
obvious of disasters, the United States left
itself wide open for criticism. In normal times
the United States offers less aid per capita
than any wealthy nation in the world. The
first week of the disaster showed us to be no
' different. Sweden jumped up and pledged

the equivalent of $8.40 per person in disaster
relief. Denmark pledged $2 $2 .90 per person.
The United States pledged 12 cents per per-
son. ~

If we were so stingy for this level of destruc-
tion, it is no surprise that the United States is
also the worst of the wealthy countries in
acknowledging the slow-motion tidal wave
of global warming fueled by greenhouse gas
emissions. The United States and Australia
are the only two industrialised nations that
have not signed the Kyoto agreement to cut
emissions.

President Bush avoided any serious dis-
cussion of the topic in his first term while he
let Vice-President Dick Cheney pack his
secretive energy task force with fossil fuel
industry leaders. Bush’s public disdain for
science and his pullout from Kyoto in 2001
played a role in the eventual resignation of his
Environmental Protection Agency adminis-
trator Christine Todd Whitman. She recently,
if belatedly, complained in new book about
“antiregulatory lobbyists and extreme
antigovernment ideologues” who have too
much influence over the Republican Party.

Most: environmentalists know there are
long-term problems with the Kyoto agree-
ment. It would only partially cut global emis-
sions, and it does not adequately address the
future contribution to global warming of
emerging industrial powers China and India,



the world’s two most populous nations. But
the United States, having only 4 per cent of
the world’s population, currently billows out
25 per cent of all greenhouse gases. For us to
turn our backs on talks, however flawed, is a
unilateral war on common sense.

Just last month the United States went to
the latest round of Kyoto talks in Buenos
Aires only to declare in environmental terms
that the earth is flat. Paula Dobriansky, under-
secretary for global affairs, says, “Science
tells us that we cannot say with any certainty
what constitutes a dangerous level of warm-
ing.” Harlan Watson, the senior US climate
“negotiator,” if such a word can be used with
a straight face, said, “The bulk of the scientific
opinion is we just don’t know enough to be
able to predict impact.”

Everyone else — environmentalists, econ-
omists, and insurance adjusters — knows
enough to predict the impact. The World
Bank, hardly a member of the loony left,
warns about major rises in diseases that
already kill millions of children in the devel-
oping world such as the waterborne or mos-
quito-transmitted diseases of malaria, diar-
thea and dengue fever. Insurance giant Swiss
Re says that global warming threatens to dri-
ve up the cost of natural disasters from last
year’s $70 billion to $150 billion a year with-
in a decade. Different studies estimate that a
3-foot rise in sea level could create.up to 150

"million refugees in low-lying countries.

The Maldives, 10 feet high at its highest,
might go completely under.

Amazingly, the island was spared the worst
of the tsunam; the water never compressed,
crested, and crashed against a resistant land
mass. Government spokesman Mohamed
Shareef said his nation is “so flat and small
and low that the tsunami may not have even
noticed us in its path.

With global warming, the Maldives might
lose their wall of daily protection from normal
storms, its prized coral reefs. Without the
reefs, the Maldives might be mauled into an
eviscerating evacuation. It is an unnecessary
exodus. This is a tsunami with more than a

decade’s warning. If Americans sat up instead ©

of turning over and reaching for the sun tan
oil — or just the oil period — they might see
a scary wave coming. Even if it is only 3 feet

~~ tall.

' (By DERRICK Z. JACKSON
c.2005 The Boston Globe)



Call for a ‘proper’
Supreme Court to
be built in the city

EDITOR, The Tribune.

N

IT WOULD seem as though
the Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies remain in effect with
regards to the judiciary. The
judiciary is still being treated
with contempt.

For years, both partners
have talked about construct-
ing a Supreme Court that will
house both registries. So far
their promise has been empty.
There are courts operating in
chicken coups, with no air-
conditioning in the main
courts. Justice Jon Isaacs’
court is in the foyer; Justice
Jeanne Thompson uses part of
the office space of the Presi-
dent of the Senate; Justice
Longley has been hidden ina
part of the old general post
office; Chief Justice Burton
Hall is being housed by the

‘old post office bank building;
Justice Lyon is pushed ina

corner in the Ansbacher build-
ing; the same building where
acting Justice Claire Hepburn
inhabits another corner.

In the 21st century, our
court system is being operated
asa third world system. It
would appear that the govern-
ments of both Ingraham and
Christie are only interested in
the Haitian plight, but not in
the interests of the Bahamian
people. The government in
general, and the Minister of
Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell
in particular, must understand
that foreign policy must be a
reflection of domestic policy
— which is after all what it
was elected on. If the govern-
ment thinks that the aliens
could elect them, then they
may continue on the course
they are now following. If we
would observe our neighbour
to the north, we would realize
that there is a straightforward
foreign policy which is not dic-
tated to by any organization
or any treaty, for which I com-
pliment them.

It would appear that the
Ingraham, Christie and Co
policies are to be tenant rather
than landlord in government
buildings, therefore wasting
the public purse.

As an aside, Bahamians
should be happy that George
Bush, both senior and junior,
are friends of the Bahamas.
They should recall that it was
Senator John Kerry who con-
sistently voted in favour of
decertifying the Bahamas
whenever it arose on the Sen-
ate floor.

Tourism has purchased a

building over a year ago and.






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up to this day they have not
moved into it or renovated it.

The Treasury had moved
several.years ago with the
understanding that the lease
would only be three years to
renovate the building. To this
day the Adderley building
stands in disrepair, an eye-sore
on Bay Street.

Following the Hurricane its
tin roof has blown off; there
is damage to the Chief Jus-
tice’s office windows and any-
one can throw anything there
while the court is in session.

The Senate is in disrepair,
as is the House of Assembly,
and after two months nothing
has been done. How can the
Minister of Tourism ask the

private sector-to beautify its...

property on Bay Street when
government buildings are
worse than the private sector
in the city? All government
properties in the city are in
disrepair.

From where I stand, there

_ are only three Ministers who

appear to me who know their
portfolio, and are showing an
interest in the Bahamian peo-
ple. I would give high marks to
the Ministry. of State for
Finance for its monetary poli-
cies; my understanding is that
his mission is to prepare the
country for the future in terms
of global fiscal and monetary
trends. For example revisit-
ing our tax regime to take
account of the new interna-
tional trade policies, and the
relaxation of capital controls
to invigorate local capital mar-
kets, and the use of informa-
tion technology to improve
revenue administration. The
Ministry of Tourism for its
new initiative for bringing
tourists throughout the whole
Bahamas. The Minister of
Trade, who has come up with
a montage of ideas for improv-
ing the lives of Bahamians,
especially the downtrodden. I
was particularly impressed by
his strong stance against the
gas companies who continue
to place the people of the
Bahamas in a difficult posi-
tion; crooked landlords, and
his care and concern for the
residents of Bozine Town.
Let me be clear: I am not
commenting on the personal
lives of any ministers, but only
how they manage their public
responsibilities. In this respect,

I find the above ministers the
only competent ones. Most of
the other Ministers appear not
to know what they are doing,
and the heart rending thing is
that Tommy Turnquest is
hopeless as a leader and, on
the other side, B J Nottage
appears to be politically
underground.

There is no other political
party in the country that has

the creativity to take the

Bahamas to the next level. It’s
a shame that all that was
accomplished through the ’50s
and ’60s has gone on the back-
burner. This PLP is not the
PLP of old. The only thing
that they have in common is
the name.

I'admire a letter that
appeared in the 17th of
November by the Watchman
and with his glorification of
the Minister of Housing. I

should like to inform the::-~--
_ Watchman, however, that in _

1962 it was in fact the United
Bahamian Party that started
the Yellow Elder housing pro-. .
ject to assist those persons
who could not afford a home.
Every consecutive minister -
who held that post has tried
to produce as many homes as
possible by its administration,
but none of the various minis-
ters has accomplished what a
private company (Arawak
Homes) has' been able to
accomplish, so there is nothing
significant about this minister.

It is a shame that such a bril-
liant man as Malcolm Adder-
ley, who has served on the
Supreme Court bench, is being
sidelined. Mr Adderley would
have made an excellent Attor-
ney General, or, better still,
Minister of Immigration.

In concluding, I would:like
to see a proper Supreme Court

built in the city that could---

accommodate all the various.
departments, the ideal spot is
to knock down the Central
Police Station, BaTelCo, and
all the courts surrounding it.
The present Supreme Court
should be renovated and
become the Court of. Appeal.

It is a shame that so many
young persons are in the PLP,
who are academically brilliant,
but are not thinkers. This is
very upsetting and disap-
pointing.

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tage would resurface.

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FIFTY-FOUR immigrants
were apprehended on Tues-
day, bringing the number of
Haitian nationals trying to
enter the Bahamas to 92 just
two weeks into the year.

Forty-three men and 11
women were caught on a
Haitian sloop just south of
Rose Island at 3. 40pmon
Tuesday.

The arrest was made by
HMBS P110 and P124.

According to Lt Darren
Henfield, this latest group
makes the third illegal entry
for the year. The migrants
have been handed over to
Immigration officials at the
Carmichael Road Detention
Centre.

@ A HAITIAN boat cap-
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courts on Wednesday after
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immigrants into the country
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Cenatus Arilus, 33, was
charged with knowingly assist-
ing persons to land in the
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5

ger growing over New

Providence water shortage

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter _

WITH no end in sight to the
water shortage from which
New Providence has been suf-
fering for the past two
months, anger is growing
among residents of the capital,
with one school official yes-
terday describing the lack of
water as a public health risk.

As shortage of water sup-
plies continues to cause major
inconvenience for families
throughout the island, calls for
a full and frank government
statement on the matter are
increasing.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Marianne Stein, the
school director of Blairwood
Academy on Village Road,
said the shortage is now hav-
ing a significant effect on peo-
ple’s lives.

“The public health authori-
ty tells us we must use City

water in our school, but we

are not getting our supply of
City water, so what are we
supposed to do?

Students

“I have students here who
can’t wash their hands. I
sometimes have dirty water
coming through the pipes. It is
on the verge of becoming a
public health risk,” she added.

At Cable Beach, a resident
said: “It has become almost
impossible to plan one’s life. If

-you’re going out in the

evening, you can never be
sure you will be able to have a
shower.

“Tf you go for a run, there’s
no guarantee you'll be able to
have a wash when you get
back.

“There seems to ‘be no

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turn-offs are organised, It’s a:

hopeless'situation,’’he noted.

The water situation 1s‘even
more dire in higher lying
areas. ©

Dino Mosko, a resident of

School official
speaks out



San Souci, said that although
the area has been experienc-
ing water problems for the
past five years it has been
especially bad in recent weeks.

“We had no water over the
Christmas holidays, and now
once again we are the third
day without water,” he
explained.

Mr Mosko said that the gov-
ernment is failing to fulfill
their obligation to its citizens.

“The government are
bound by contract to provide
us with water. However, we
were forced to install a hold-
ing tank, we were forced to
install a pressure pipe, at our
own expense, otherwise we
have no water at all,” he said.

New Providence has been
subject to water shortage since
Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne left the well fields in

' Andros contaminated last

September.

A lack of rainfall and con-
tinuing mechanical problems
with the two transport barges
and the Windsor Field reverse

osmosis plant have added to .
‘the situation.

General Manager of Water
and Sewerage Corporation
(W&SC) Godfrey Sherman
announced yesterday that
engineers are working around
the clock to repair the barge
m/v Titus, which normally
transports three million gal-
lons of water per day from

‘Andros to Nassau, but said

that the tanker’s mechanical
problems, are more extensive
than previously assumed.;

He explained that the part,

that was needed to repair the
Titus had finally arrived in the
Bahamas and had been

installed, however additional
engine problems have been
now discovered. -

“We had all hoped that it
would have been repaired
(Tuesday) night, but then we
were told that the engineers
had to dismantle the engine
and once again return to the
drawing board. At the
moment it’s out of our hands,”
he said. .

The W&SC general manag-
er said that the corporation’s
attempt of acquiring a third
barge on a temporary basis to
alleviate the problem also
proved unsuccessful.

“Such vessels are very hard
to come by,” he explained.

As a consequence the Titus
will in the meantime once
again have to be assisted by

_tugboats in its Ean DOES me

said.

Alternative

Mr Sherman further said
that the ongoing situation has
clearly demonstrated the
need for alternative water
sources for the capital’s pop-
ulation.

“We have known for quite
some time now that we have
to decrease our dependency
on Andros and I think every-
one realises this now,” he said.

In an effort to find a solu-
tion, Mr Sherman said that the
plans for.a new reverse osmo-
sis plant at the Blue Hills
Complex in New Providence

were “im the final stages.?);.:.1

Hé said that the contract:for

constructing ‘the plant: is +.

expected to be awarded: this
month.

“Tn six months time we will
then we producing water and

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capacity,” he said.

Mr Sherman said the pro-
ject is now only awaiting the
stamp approval from govern-
ment.

Resident of San Souci
Andrew Burrows called the
entire situation “pathetic,”
and said government should
have found alternatives to the
well- fields in Andros “a long
time ago.”

Chief engineer at the Holi-
day Inn Cedric Wilmore said
that his hotel is not effected by
the water shortage as the
resort has its own reverse



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osmosis plant.

“T have a 250-room proper-
ty here and J make 47,000 gal-
lons of water a day. If we can
maintain out own water in this
hotel why can’t our country
do the same thing.

“This island is surrounded
by salt water, why don’t they
have reverse osmosis systems
as backups for when their
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FREEPORT - Laid off
workers at the Royal Oasis
Resort have become increas-
ingly concerned in recent
weeks over the uncertainty of
their jobs and the re-opening
of the resort in April, espe-
cially now reconstruction work
had ceased at the property.

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Many of the workers, who
have remained unemployed
without pay since September,
are under enormous financial
strain to meet their mortgages,
rents, loans and other obliga-
tions.

On Tuesday, a group of con-
cerned workers met with Mar-
co City MP Pleasant Bridge-
water at her law firm to voice
their concerns and to seek her
assistance in getting answers
from the government regard-
ing the situation at Royal
Oasis.

The resort, which comprises
the Crowne Plaza and Sun-
spree brands, and a casino,
closed after sustaining exten-
sive damage during Hurtri-
canes Frances and Jeanne.

More than 1,000 workers
were laid off, but some were
retained during the recon-
struction phase. The hotel is
expected to re-open for busi-
ness in April.

Ms Bridgewater said work-

ers are frustrated, anxious, and
concerned.

“T gather that on Monday a
number of workers at Royal
Oasis and casino staged a
demonstration out of concern
for the fact that. they have
been unemployed since: the
hurricanes in September.

Frustrated

“A number of them were

_assisting with restoration and

clean up of the property just
before the holidays. But con-
struction has stopped and after
not hearing from the hotel for
three weeks, they were
becoming a bit anxious, frus-
trated and concerned and
decided that they would
demonstrate to make some
demands to get’ some
answers,” she said.

Ms Bridgewater said work-
ers are having difficulty meet-
ing their financial obligations

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“| gather that
on Monday a
number of
workers at
Royal Oasis
and casino
staged a
demonstration
out of concern
for the fact
that they
have been
unemployed
since the
hurricanes in
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Maree City V MP
Pleasant Bridgewater

of paying mortgages, rents,
buying food and providing the
basic necessities for them-
selves.

“Electricity and water are
off and children going to
school without lunch,” she
said.

Ms Bridgewater said the
workers complained that mon-
ey deducted from their pay for
their mortgages, insurance and
their National Insurance pre-
miums were not being for-
warded to various institutions.

“Their concern was also that
they have not seen any kind or
form of assistance or sympa-
thy, or information from the
union which represent them.

Government

And they were also con-
cerned that they were not
hearing anything from the
government,” she explained.

_Ms Bridgewater noted that

in some cases social services |
_ would be able to offer rental
assistance of $500 per month,-

and food vouchers.

She has also spoken to the
Prime Minister and to the
Minister of Tourism with
regards to the plight of work-
ers. -
“The PM indicated when I
spoke to him that the govern-
ment needs to really focus on
the plight of these kind of peo-
ple. And so [ believe that over
the next few days that gov-
ernment will put initiatives in
place to specifically deal with





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persons who would have lost
their job and not have any
income since the hurricane.”

Ms Bridgewater expects that
the government would be able
to find out what the real prob-
lem is and what needs to be
done to bring about some res-
olution to the Royal Oasis sit-
uation.

“There has been some
meetings and negotiations to
work with the present opera-
tors and to also seek out new
operators. And I believe in
the short term, government
will do what it can to get the
hotel going again, bearing in
mind that there is extensive
damage, which needs to be
repaired,” she said.

Investments

Ms Bridgewater said gov-
ernment would provide some
relief to workers because there
are some other investments in
the short term, which would

create employment for hun-

dreds of people. .

ZNS Talk show Host
Darold Miller on the Imme-
diate Response programme
also expressed his concerns
over the plight of workers at
the resort.

He stressed that executives
of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and the government
should meet. with the resort

' operators to resolve the situa-

tion at Royal Oasis.
‘One female caller, who
identified herself as one ‘of the:

‘thousands of laid off hotel

workers at Royal Oasis,
said workers are barely sur-
viving.

“We need help badly. It
seems like nobody can help,”
said the woman, who has
worked at the resort for 20°
years. :

Mr Miller said the hotel
operator is ruling the lives of
thousands of Bahamian work-
ers.

“You know one of the prin-
ciples of the PLP was that
whenever these investors play
crazy the government will step
in, take over the hotel
and open it up on behalf of
the Bahamian people,” he
said.

“Under the majority rule of
the PLP, the investor would
pack their bag and get out and
the hotel still run. And that
woman would still have her
job here today. Maybe that is
one of the principles we need
to return to,” he said.

Mr Miller said that govern-
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first option of buying the
property and re-opening it for
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The state of public
ffairs in our nation
today is disgraceful

Pave Minister Perry
Christie is presiding
over one of the sorriest states of
public affairs in the history of
our nation.

No political administration in
this country has ever been
embroiled in such a rapid suc-
cession of outrageous scandals
so soon in its term as has Mr
Christie’s administration.

Worse still, Mr Christie is
doing absolutely nothing to cor-
rect or improve the situation.
On the face of it, he seems
timid, helpless and over-
whelmed by the many missteps,
misdeeds and misadventures of
his seemingly out-of-control
ministers and political col-
leagues.

A case in point is the recent
allegation of rape (now with-
drawn) against the governmen-
t’s third highest-ranking minis-
ter, Bradley Roberts, otherwise
known as “Big Bad Brad”.

What prime minister worth ©

his weight in salt, having one of
his most senior ministers
accused of the horrible crime
of rape, goes for weeks on end
without saying a word to the
public about the matter, and
does not, in the name of pro-
tecting the integrity of his gov-
ernment, ask that minister to
remove himself from office until
the situation is satisfactorily
resolved?

What right-thinking prime
minister permits such woeful
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the accused is powerful and
politically connected?

What prime minister, having

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deals only with standards of
conduct having to do with con-
flicts of interest? In each case,
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Criticism of Prime Minister
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Likable or not, Mr Christie
is leader of a nation and not a
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with the maturity, focus and for-
titude required of a man in his
position. He must do so for the
good of us all and for our
nation.

WHAT IF MINISTER
ROBERTS WAS IN
OPPOSITION OR AN
ORDINARY MAN?

Ww hether the. allega-
tions made against

Minister Roberts were true or

not is not for us to judge here,.

but it is for us to judge whether

the process dealing with those -

allegations was conducted in a
manner common to all.

In this vein, one has to ask

the question, if Bradley Roberts
were someone opposed to the
government or an ordinary man
on the street, would the rape
allegations against him have
been handled differently?

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committee is able to report
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it will then be up to the
government and others to
consider implementing the
proposals. And we all
know how that goes.
Since last October, the
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4. Move the vendors to
the Malcolm’s Park area.

“The most sensible sug-
gestions have come from
the fishermen themselves,”

Mr Dupuch told Tough

Call recently. “The com-
mittee is anxious to see this
situation resolved, but we
are still looking for public
comment.”

It certainly i is incredible,
one editorialist recently
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“The Montagu shoreline is
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cookout vendors, sailing
enthusiasts, pleasure boaters
and commuters it has been
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still investigating a prob-
lem that began at least 13
years ago — and that has
been worsening ever since,

through three Boyer nine Ut ;

changes.

The Montagu shoreline
is one of the few open
spaces left on this island.
But despite its use by inner
city families, cookout ven-
dors, sailing enthusiasts,
pleasure boaters and com-
muters it has been allowed
to deteriorate into a mon-
strous public health and
safety hazard.

a

There can be no rational
explanation for. this —
although some would argue
that the opportunity to
affront those who lunch at
the Royal Nassau Sailing

Club is the main motiva-

tor.

If we discount that absur-
dity, we are left with the
fact that a handful of citi-
zens are holding half the
population of the island to
ransom. And this big, bad
PLP government (and the
Hubiggety government
before it...and the Pingdom
before that) has neither the
guts nor the wit to deal
with a minor problem
before it becomes a major

- disaster.

Just as the unregulated
water sports industry is
allowed to kill and maim
our tourists, so is this hand-
ful of “entrepreneurs”
being allowed to create a
public health and traffic
hazard that will eventual-
ly cost the government far

- more than addressing the

situation now ever could.
Onsite sewerage disposal
along the coast (via cess
pits dug in the porous lime-
stone rock) leaks waste and

pathogens into Montagu *

Bay. The market itself con-
tributes human and animal
waste plus a variety of
garbage. The marine prod-
ucts on sale at Montagu are
washed in this toxic cock-
tail.

The crumbling ramp is
crowded with fishermen,
jet ski operators and ven-
dors of all sorts. Despite
the stench and the garbage,
the ramshackle market is
visited by confused tourists
and people who stop with-

out warning to chat or buy.

Trailers block the road.

during rush hours, leading

to miles of traffic jams and :

endless frustration.
‘A few dozen fish vendors

are licensed at the Mon-

tagu market. But they are
augmented by boaters and
jet ski operators. Then
there are the fruit and veg-
etable stands, ‘several
mobile vendors and even a

petty shop. Recently, peo- |

ple began selling t-shirts

from cars parked beside

the ramp. .

[: all began in the
. 1970s with one or two
casual fishermen hawking
their catch to passing
motorists..But in the last
decade Montagu has
exploded into a chaotic
free-for-all. One of our few
recreational areas has been
transformed into a public
slaughterhouse and com-
mercial boat.ramp without
the slightest thought.

Fishermen moved ‘to the
ramp in numbers after the
closure of Potters Cay in
1991 following an outbreak
of conch poisoning.

At that time, more than.
1,000 people were hospi-.

talised from eating conch
infected with bacteria.

picked up from polluted

water around the Paradise

Island bridge:
outbreak © was.
caused by the dumping of .

That

raw sewage into the. har-
bour after an equipment

breakdown at the Mal-:

colm’s Park deep injection £
well, which disposes of

much of the city’s waste.

Potters Cay was closed
for months, and although.
it was understood that the.
fishermen would leave.
Montagu when the central :

market reopened after

remedial measures were

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with the Montagu ramp

FROM previous page

taken, they never did.

Now one of the options
the committee is consider-
ing is to move vendors to
the area east of the old Pan
American seaplane ramp at
Malcolm’s Park. A new
ramp ‘would be built
between the yacht club and
Fort Montagu. And direct
access to the existing ramp
from Bay Street would be
closed off.

This new market area
would become a tourist
attraction similar to the
Arawak Cay fish fry. Sell-
ing only Bahamian prod-
ucts, it would be operated
by a private authority.

Similar proposals have
been on the table for
decades. However, we are
certain that the Christie
administration will put pre-
vious governments to
shame by the alacrity with
which it responds to the
Montagu committee’s
upcoming report.

The October 1991
Halloween Surge

A fter last week’s
article on

tsunamis, ‘some readers
recalled the massive swells
we experienced here on
October 31, 1991 —.an
event that became known
as the Halloween storm
surge. ~

These ocean swells were .

high enough to swamp
homes along West Bay
Street and cause extensive
. damage to sea walls and
coastal roads. The Glass
Window bridge on
Eleuthera was also heavi-
ly damaged.

This was the result of the
so-called ‘perfect storm’ —
a blockbuster nor’easter
which developed off the
New England coast after

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combining with remnants
of Hurricane Grace. This
was the storm that inspired
the Warner Brothers movie
of the same name.

By October 30 -— when it

Republic to the Bahamas.
Total damage in the United
States was in the hundreds
of millions of dollars.

A tsunami is a single cat-
astrophic event that is over



“It all began in the 1970s with
one or two casual fishermen
hawking their catch to passing
motorists. But in the last |
decade Montagu has exploded
into a chaotic free-for-all. One
of our few recreational areas
has been transformed into a
public slaughterhouse and
commercial boat ramp without
the slightest thought.”



was midway between
Bermuda and New Jersey
— the storm had sustained
winds of 70 mph, produc-
ing 40- to 80-foot waves, as
reported by a weather buoy
east of Long Island, New
York...

A US government report
said that “treacherous
swells, surf and associated
coastal flooding
occurred...along portions
of the Atlantic shoreline
extending from Puerto
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in short time. It generates a
few large waves immedi-
ately and then a series of
smaller ones, like a stone
thrown in the water. The
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a series of large waves sus-
tained for at least 24 hours
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1981, the late Dr Paul
Albury published a news-
paper article headed “the
Tidal Wave of 1926”.

Dr Albury recalled an
October hurricane that
caused a tidal wave that
devastated Marsh Harbour.
Following a rising tide with
the first half of the hurri-
cane, there was a powerful
surge once the eye had
passed over. He quoted
this eye-witness account:

“The sea drove in — at
first with a solid wall of
water about six feet
high...And then in a few
minutes more the real tidal
wave rolled in. We could
hear its fearful roar before
we could see it. It was a

solid wall of water rising
about 20 feet high.” -
Actually, the term “tidal
wave” is a misnomer. What
the residents of Marsh
Harbour experienced in
1926 was a storm surge —
water that is pushed
toward shore by the force
of the storm and made
higher by wind waves.

Tsunami Evidence

ast week’s article —
also reported that

scientists had identified
ancient depositional evi-
dence for past tsunamis
affecting the Bahamas.

In relation to this, a
reader provided us with a
1996 research paper by for-

mer College of the
Bahamas lecturer Paul
Hearty. The article sug-
gested that huge boulders
along the coastal ridge of
north Eleuthera had been
deposited by large waves
some 120,000 years ago.

However, in 2002 geolo-
gists from the Gerace
Research Centre on San
Salvador disputed the evi-
dence. They reported that
these boulder-like outcrops
(some as big as a small
house) were simply “ero-
sional remnants”.

Of course, this does not
infer that tsunamis have
never affected the
Bahamas over the millen-
nia. They almost certainly
have.

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insistence of the police?
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requires a sense among the
population that there is jus-
tice.

Of all the forms of govern-
ment that promote justice,
democracy has won out as the
most potent. If Bahamians
believe that justice in our
nation is not blind but cock-
eyed, they will lose faith in the
democracy and will begin to
take matters into their own
hands.

This will not only destroy

the common peace but will

promote a level of mistrust
and antagonism that could
jeopardise the solid gains we
have made in this society over
the years.

This much is true: if the

‘majority of citizens of our
nation believe that Minister .

Roberts was treated different-
ly or better, than an ordinary
man on the street would have
been treated in this case, then
dog eat our lunch because the
implications for public order
in this society are significant.
Do not be surprised if police
on the streets trying to enforce
just basic laws like traffic vio-
latioiis are met by members of
















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the public screaming things
like, “Stead y’all go lock up
dese politicians runnin’ roun’
the place accused of rapin’
people, y’all roun’ here
harassin’ innocent poor folk
fa nothin’” As one man said
sadly to me, fellows accused
of rape now- will “plead the
Bradley”.

A SERIES OF
UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

he madness in the

Christie administra-
tion reads like Lemony Snick-
et’s “A Series of Unfortunate
Events”. In just a little more
than two and a half years,
members of the Christie
administration have treated
the Bahamian public to a con-

‘coction of suggestions of pub-

lic and private mix-ups that
read like a “what’s what of
things not to do in govern-
ment”.

Whether it was the BAIC
fiasco, the Korean Boat Scan-
dal, the Harajchi affair, the
BaTelCo building lease con-
flict of interest, or the Sidney
Stubbs bankruptcy case, the
smorgasbord of nonsense by .
the Christie government in its
relatively short stay in gov-
ernment has been nothing
short of horrendous.

These scandals look even
worse in light of the fact that
the administration has pre-
cious little real progress to
report since coming to office.
The question is, when will this
soap opera of governmental
blunders end? For the sake of
our national and international
reputation, let’s all pray that it
is some time soon.

THOUGHT .
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“The word ethics in itself
speaks to morality. It speaks

‘to a higher standard being

expected by those to whom
the code applies,” the FNM
said.

The FNM denied that its
comments in any way were
aimed at suggesting that Mr
Roberts was guilty of the
offence.

“We repeat that the guilt
or innocence of the accused
Cabinet minister is not an
issue that we in the Free
National Movement presume
to adjudicate on, and regard-
less of whether or not the
minister had been charged,
the FNM would have made a
distinct point to bring the
glaring inequity in terms of
his treatment versus that of
the common man to the
attention of the electorate,” it
said.

The FNM said that had an
ordinary member of the pub-
lic been accused of the
offence, he would have been:
arrested and interviewed
“forthwith”.

Mr Roberts yesterday
thanked his wife and family
“for never wavering at any
moment in their belief that
such an allegation could ever .
be attached to me and’ from
that belief they too -were
steadfast in their support. —

“It would be remiss if I also
didn’t thank all of my con-
stituents of Bain and Grants
Town as well as the hundreds
of well-wishers across the
Bahamas and other conti-
nents who sent me words of
encouragement and their —
commitment to believing in -

my innocence,’ ” he oor

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‘Legal’ year
officially
opened

FROM page one

project. I shall do all within my
power, subject of course to the

fiscal restraints, to ensure that.

over the course of this year
these concerns are remedied,"
he said.

Mr Sears said the first task
must be to review the country’s
laws in regard to children and
young persons, and the preven-
tion of domestic violence
against children.

"Other matters will include a
reform of the bankruptcy laws,
the criminal laws, the quieting
_ titles act, and the land law in
the Bahamas," he said.

Wayne Munroe, president of
the Bar Association, said his
major concern is that the issues
that the association wanted to
be addressed last year contin-
ue on into this new fiscal year.

"We continue to hear promis-
es about a court building and
when you look around it is
increasingly clear that it needs
to be facilitated. There are oth-
er things that for security rea-
sons I care not to mention but
they are urgently, urgently
needed. We still hear them talk-
ing about increasing salaries for
judicial and legal officers, which
are very long overdue," he said.

Mr Munroe said that Bar
members have been asking to
be consulted on matters that
affect the administration of jus-
tice but to no avail.

"The example given is the

-: Corrections Bill. We weren't

consulted on that. We have got
a hold of it and we now see why
they don’t consult us on that
because it does nothing to
change or improve the circum-
stances of the prison," said Mr
Munroe.

He also said that a simple ;
name change of prison officer to

corrections officer will not be
enough to properly address the
issues of the rehabilitation of
persons stationed there.

"What is needed is to prop-
erly address the remand of per-
sons, the incarceration of per-
sons, and properly deal with
their rehabilitation. None of
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perhaps we will have a brand
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still the same old prison," he
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FROM page one

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favour from government.

code.

he said.

he said.

MP tears up
PM’s code
of ethics

Andros and had no problem with that, he felt that
his rival should not be campaigning while a ZNS employ-

“IT wanted to ask the prime minister about his code of
ethics and what he would do with those persons who are
_perverting the use of their ministerial status for the
enrichment of themselves and their family and what the
penalties are for those who engage in improper behav-
iour, including the soliciting of funds and the acceptance
of personal gifts from those seeking to obtain personal

“What is the penalty for those persons who breach
this code of ethics? If there is no penalty then this
code of ethics is a waste of time and J don’t see the sense
of it,” said Mr Bastian, proceeding to rip up, a copy ofthe:

Mr Wisdom, after checking Mr Bastian’s claim, con-
firmed that South Andros had two Junkanoo parades‘on
December 24 and January 5.

“The reasoning for the second one was because
persons said that there was not enough press coverage,”

Mr Bastian said that because the parade was seen as
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Ace poker player John wins

tournament at Atlantis

TECHNICAL SECRETARY

1A busy computer company is in search of a multi-task person
that is well groomed, have excellent organizational skills, energetic.
| Computer literate and is a people person

| Duties include
| Running of the Technical Department

| Answering logging and dispatching of phone calls filing, invoicing,
| follow-up on all service calls and related clientele issues.

| Please send resume to:

Attention Technical Position
P.O.Box CB 13283
Nassau, Bahamas

Or fax to 328 - 0049/ e-mail: personnel @dctpc.com.
| Before Friday, January 21, 2005
| ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

| A busy computer company is in search of multi- task persons
| who are well groomed, have excellent organizational skills,
| energetic. Computer literate and are Customer orientated.
| If you feel you that fit this description please forward your resume
| to 328-0049

WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL
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documentation, and training.

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Nassau, The Bahamas





VACANCY NOTICE |

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. (BTC) is pleased to
invite applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the position
of Information Systems Business Analyst in us Human Resources

The Company is implementing a new Financial/ Human Resources
Application System, which will require the creation of a team of Business
Analysts. Candidates for this team should currently be employed in a
o demonstrate a sound
séduirés, policies, and internal controls
Resources Department. Additionally, these candidates shoul
demonstrate an aptitude for software applications. This team will be at the’
centre of a dedicated cross functional implementation effort and is expected
to form the core post implementation application support. Applicants will
be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation to see this project
through the successful implementation by creating or assisting others in
developing processes, user acceptance testing (UAT), reporting,



¢ Become intimately familiar with all the modular features, functionality, .
workflows, related internal controls and interfaces for system modules

¢ Research and document usr requirements and specifications, conduct
business and technical studies, design, develop and implement information
sytstems business solutions, and provide imput on service delivery.
e Working with the vendor implementation teams, BTC Consultants, and
super users to develop system test plans and associated test data and
execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for system modules assigned.
Ensure results of the conducted tests are well documented and failed

¢ Become familiar with all available standard reports for the system modules
¢ Develop proficiencies with report writing tools to perform specified data
analysis and studies as requested on system modules assigned; develop
and present as hoc reports in support of various initiatives.
¢ Assist with the creation of training materials and the user training itself
for the system modules assigned. Training materials includes business

_ processes, system features, functionality, technology capabilities and

° Develop post implementation documentation to assist with the support
of users and the daily maintenance and management of the system.
Documentation includes but is not limited to screen shots, process
diagrams, system enhancement requests, standard operating procedures,
¢ Provide on-going post implementation systems support for end users as

¢ Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Management. |

° Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent expereience in a Human Resources
° Demonstrate aptitude i in the use of Microsoft office suite plus database

¢ Ability to create, compose and edit written materials; proven analytical
All applications should be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F.
Kennedy Drive, no later than Wednesday, January 26th, 2005, and addressed
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company: Ltd.

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A LONDON management
consultant has won almost a
million dollars in a poker

game. John Gale, 51, was |

playing in a high stakes mul-
ti-million dollar Texas Hold

'Em poker tournament at |

Atlantis resort on Paradise
Island.

The businessman won
$865,000 and a $25,000 buy-

in to the 2005 World Series °

of Poker to be staged in
Atlantic City, USA, in July,
with a chance to win $10 mil-
lion.

Trounced

Gale trounced his final
opponent, New Yorker Alex
Balandin, in a mere seven
hands, sending the runner up
home with a $484,000 sec-
ond prize.

Hugging the bundles of |

dollar notes after the win,
Gale said: "I'm completely
overwhelmed, actually. Flab-
bergasted. Alex played fan-
tastic. I feel very, very hum-
bled, actually. I have only

















played one other live game
and that was in a small game
in Ireland. I lasted about six
and a half minutes, so I don't
really count that one."

He added: "I didn't really
come to win the money. I
thought I would bum out
within the first hour. I just
love the buzz and the social
aspect of playing. And it's
great to get to play against
world famous players such
as Greg Raymer, Chris Mon-
eymaker and Daniel Negre-
anu. '

All three big names were
knocked out early in the
match, with world champ
Raymer managing only 32nd
place and barely making

_ back his stake, cashing out

at only $13,600.

Former patents lawyer
American Greg Raymer,
who gave up his job after
blowing out the world's best
card players, picking up $5
million at the 2004 World.
Series of Poker champi-
onship.

Advice

Before he signed out,
Raymer had some advice for
Gale as he headed into the
big playoff with six finalists
from New York, Sweden,
Canada, Miami, Oregon and
Las Vegas. Raymer told
Gale: "Play your own
game." Gale played a fairly
aggressive and risk-taking
game to win the pot.

The marathon event ran
over five days, with games
lasting up to eight hours a
day. Gale was one of 400 of
the world's top poker faces
who travelled to the
Bahamas for their chance to
pit their poker skills against
the odds and a share of the
almost $3 million prize pool.
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is Thursday, 13th January, 2005

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
SPRING 2005

Superior Customer Service

This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview
of the fundamentals of superior customer service. It focuses on *
customer value, retention and relationship building and employee
motivation.

Topics to be covered:

The Customer Service Environment

Understanding the Customer

Communication and Customer Service

Handling Complaints and the Difficult Customer

Creating Your Customer Service Strategy for Loyal Customers
The Face of the Future

Date:
Time:
Venue:
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$170.00

Effective PowerPoint Presentations

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|} Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be
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Select appropriate design templates for target audiences;
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Insert and animate clip art; and

Add or modify animation schemes

Date:
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9:30am — 4:30pm

CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
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CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, course Schedule
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payment).

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below by Tuesday, January 18, 2005 to:

The Director, Human Resources
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Thompson Boulevard
P.O. Box N-4912
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

Course Description: This course is for the beginner who knows very little about computers and does not
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of various software using: (I) Microsoft Office — Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel — Spreadsheet (iii)
Microsoft Access — Database Management.

Pre-requisite: None

Begins: Monday, 7 February 2005 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, 12 February 2005 10:00am - 1:00pm

Duration:12 weeks Venue: CEES Computer Lab

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Course Description:This course covers the major advanced concepts with extensive hands on practice of various
software using: (I) Microsoft Office - Word Processing (ii) Microsoft Excel — Spreadsheet (iii) Microsoft
Access — Database Management.

Section 01 (CEES)
Section 02 (CEES)
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Pre-requisite: Computer Applications I
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Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint.
It focuses on developing effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Begins:Thursday, 3 March 2005
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Pre-requisite:None
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I

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in the following areas; Basic Hardware Proficiency, Application Features Proficiency, Operating System
Proficiency, Internet and Email Proficiency.

Begins: Wednesday, 9 February 2005

Pre-requisite:None .
_ Duration:12 weeks | Venue:CEES Computer Lab Fees:$450.00

Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm -

PC UPGRADE AND REPAIR

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Begins: Tuesday, 8 February 2005 Time: 6:00pm — 7:30pm
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Pre-requisite: None
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Begins: Tuesday, 1 March 2005
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By NEIL HARTNELL |
Tribune Business Editor

1 olina Insurance
Company has
accepted the Gov-
ernment’s condi-
‘tions for approv-

ing its Imperial Life Financial

(Bahamas) acquisition, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.

-The conditions, more strin-
gent than many market
observers expected, include the
dilution of Colina Financial
Group’s stake in its insurance
subsidiary to 51 per cent and

By NEIL HARTNELL

. ‘Tribune Business Editor

COLINA. FINANCIAL
GROUP must provide to the
financial services regulators
options for divesting a 20.7 per
cent stake it owns in the holding
vehicle for Colina Insurance

Company within 90 days of

accepting government approval
of its Imperial Life Financial
(Bahamas) purchase, Prime
Minister Perry Christie said yes-
terday.

In unveiling the conditions

for approval of Colina Insur-
arice Company’s Imperial Life
Financial purchase, the Prime
Minister said its parent, the Col-
ina Financial Group, must

- remove its Invesco subsidiary

as a Shareholder in Colina
Holdings - the latter being the
publicly quoted holding vehicle

‘for Colina Insurance Company.

Mr Christie added that the
sale of the 20.7 per cent stake

held by Invesco, thé vehicle cre-.

ated by Colina to purchase a

majority 52 per cent stake in -

the former Global Bahamas for
$12 million in 2002, would leave
at least 49 per cent of Colina
Holdings’ shares in public
hands.

To further dilute Colina
Financial Group’s control over
Colina Holdings, Mr Christie
said the 20.7 per cent had.to be
offered to retail and institu-
tional investors “that are not
part of, or associated with, the
Colina Financial Group or its
principals”. In practice, though,
that last requirement is likely
to.be difficult for regulators to
enforce. ey
~:Mr Christie said: “Within 90
days of acceptance of the con-
ditional approval, the Colina
Financial Group must provide
the group of financial service
regulators with options on how
it proposes to accomplish the
divestment of the shares held
by Invesco. Also, the divest-
ment is to take place no later
than 12 months after the group
of financial services regulators
has indicated acceptance of a
particular option.”

. Colina Holdings’ last annual
report, issued for year-end 2003,
said about 31 per cent of its

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Colina stake disposal
to leave 51% holding ©

permission for Imperial Life
policyholders to remain with
that company if they do not
want to transfer over to Coli-
na.
In his address to the House of
Assembly, the Prime Minister
unveiled 21-.conditions that the
Government and financial ser-
vices industry regulators - the
Central Bank of the Bahamas,

the Securities Commission and

the Registrar of Insurance - had
attached to approval of the
Imperial Life acquisition.

’ Tf Colina Insurance Compa-

‘ny, its parent, or any Colina

subsidiary breached those con-

shares were held by the
Bahamian public. Some 67 per
cent was owned by the Colina
Financial Group, with another 2
per.cent held by Colina Insur-
ance Company. Based on those
figures, the public stake in Col-
ina Holdings would rise from
31 per cent to 49 per cent, with
Colina’s holding falling from 69
per cent to 41 per cent.

Among the “key conditions”

listed by Mr Christie that the
Colina Financial Group had
accepted were “the separation
of its investment management
business and. financing activi-
ties immediately, with any exist-
ing conflicts to be addressed
over a period in consultation
with the Securities Commis-
sion”. ha

The Tribune had previously

_ exclusively revealed that this’

and other corporate governance
requirements were among the
conditions being imposed on
Colina.

However, it was not clear
whether “separation” means

-that Colina Financial Group has

to totally divest and dispose of
its Colina Financial Advisors
arm - a move that would allay
fears over the Imperial Life
deal’s impact on the capital
markets - or just ‘Chinese wall’
this subsidiary from the insur-

ance company. Other condi- ,

tions indicate it is the latter.

Other. “key conditions”

include the removal of at least
one of Colina Financial Group’s
three principals - Emanuel

Alexiou, Jamés Campbell and’

Tony Ferguson - from its Board
of Directors and their replace-
ment by an independent. non-
executive within 90 days’ of
accepting the conditions. The
same procedure was to be fol-
lowed on the boards of Colina
Financial Advisors and Colina
Holdings.

The latter company’s board
contains the three principals,
plus the Colina Financial
Group’s chief financial officer,
Ravi Jesubatham, and Sandra
Knowles, a consultant at the
Colina-owned Nassau
Guardian, meaning it is already
heavily dominated by Colina

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olina accepts terms _
or Imperial purchase

Government sets 21 conditions, including
divestment of 20.7% holding in insurance,
subsidiary, but PM’s address leaves questions

unanswered on Imperial Life policyholders _

being allowed to stay with that company

ditions, among ‘the penalties
devised by the Government are
the possible withholding of the
annual letter of good standing
that would be issued on Colina
Insurance Company’s behalf by



By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Allyson Maynard-Gibson,

and investments, yesterday said
the Government hoped to si

a Heads of Agreement for the
I-Group’s $500 million invest-
ment proposal in Mayaguana
by the end of the 2005 second
quarter, with that project fol-









for Grand Bahama. ;
Addressing the Bahamas
Society of Engineers’ lun-
cheon, Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said the Government was
negotiating and “expects immi-
nently in this quarter” to sign a
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the Registrar of Insurance.
Another penalty could

involve the withdrawal of gov-

ernment approval, and the

‘removal of, senior officers and

directors at “any” Colina Finan-

majorinvestment in Grand
Bahama. eke
“Although she did not identi-
fy.the investment inyolyed, this
is likely to be the Ginn Com-

pany’s $2 billion resort and gat- |

ed community project, which

has been ‘on the drawing board -

for more than two years.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said a
further Heads of Agreement
for a project in East End was
likely to be signed in the 2005
second quarter, with the
Mayaguana project set to
receuve a similar agreement
shortly afterwards.

Apart from a hotel, marina
and second home community,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said the
I-Group proposal also wanted









cial Group entity. ee

Mr Christie added that fail-
ure to remedy any breach of the

conditions, even after due warn-

ing was given, could see Coli-:
na Insurance Company prohib- -

investment agreements
for 2005 first half finish

to find a light industrial com- .

ponent” that was environmen-
tally friendly.

The
Boston-based development
company and its controllers,
the Roy family, believed there
was a significant tourist mar-

ket that would be attracted to .

the wildlife, environment and

scenery in Mayaguana.

Mis Maynard-Gibson said

that Mayaguana Airport would —

need to be upgraded if the
development proceeded, open-
ing up the southern Bahamas
and that island to private pilot
tourists and their friends and
relatives. ce

Elsehwhere, the minister -
described south Eleuthera’s

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economy as “struggling to put

- it politely”, but added that the
_> Government was hoping to
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ited from writing new business. _
And he said: “Continued
breach of a key condition, after
notification that remedial mea- .
sures should be taken, could
result in a withdrawal by the
Registrar of Insurance of Colina
Insurance Company’s registra-
tion, and in the [Registrar] seek-
ing to identify a new entity to
acquire the insurance business

_ at fair market value.”

_. The penalties and conditions

- attached ‘to the Imperial ‘Life

Financial (Bahamas) purchase,
believed to have'a $20-$24 mil-

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agree two further hotel and
second-community develop-
ments for that area in addition
to the Seashells at Cotton Bay

ber 2004. - ls
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“In my view, they are real pro-
jects.”
- In both. cases, the investors
have been told they must buy
water from the Water & Sew-

osmosis plant on Eleuthera,
which has the capacity for
expansion.

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securities Regulation

he Bahamian
financial services
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went, quite
arguably, one of
the most important and dra-
matic transformations it had

_ ever experienced with the intro-

duction of laws designed to

- organise, regulate and define

the:regulatory environment in
which a viable securities indus-
try could operate and thrive,

both efficiently and effectively.

The Securities Industry Act

1999 (the Act) was enacted by
Parliament on February 16,
1999, and came into force on
May 1, 1999, The Securities
Industry Regulations 2000 (the
Regulations) were enacted
almost a year later in June 2000.
The Securities Industry

(Amendment) Act 2001 subse-

quently amended the Actin
August 2001. :

Michael.

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contrary to popular belief, the
Act did not create or implement
the Bahamas International
Securities Exchange (BISX) as
some industry participants orig-
inally believed. However, it did
empower the Securities Com-
mission of the Bahamas (the
Commission) to consider and
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d) to advise the Minister gen-
erally regarding mutual funds,
securities and capital markets.

The Act also widens the pow-
ers of the Commission “to do
anything which is calculated to
facilitate or is incidental or con-
ducive to the proper discharge
of its functions”.

The Act grants the Commis-
sion broad powers to :

a) make rules for tender
offers, mergers and other issues
of corporate control and acqui-
sition involving any public com-
pany (Section 30 (2) (a)) make

tules for the solicitation of prox-

ies by shareholders of public
companies, including but not
limited to their need,.form, and
content (Section 30 (2) (b))

b) be empowered to oversee,
supervise and regulate the secu-

' rities markets and the opera-

tions and duties of a Securities
exchange and other market par-
ticipants (Section 31)

c) review, approve, reverse
and vary any rules, regulations,
interpretations, decisions and
actions of the securities
exchange or any market partic-
ipant (Section 31(2)(a))

d) establish by rules the edu-
cational criteria or standards
that govern the eligibility of an
individual to engage in any of
the activities regulated by the
Act. (Section 31(2)(b))

e) delegate its powers to a
securities exchange or other
market participants (Section
32(1)).

f) conduct investigations and
regulatory hearings and issue
sanctions, remedies and other
such relief (Section 33(a)). An
appeal from a decision or ruling
of the Commission may be
made to the Supreme Court in
accordance with the rules of the
court. (Section 42(1))

g) suspend trading of any or
all securities on a securities
exchange if it deems it to be in
the, public interest to do so.
(Section 44)



= ) FIDELITY

P/E



YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
. Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask § - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. -

Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100





Legal Ease

Fitzgerald



by
Tyrone





Tyrone L. E. Fitzgerald is a practising attorney in the Cham-
bers ofFitzgerald & Fitzgerald, Counsel, Attorneys-at-Law, and
Notaries Public. Should you have any comments or enquiries
regarding the content of this article or recommendations for _
future articles appearing in this FORTNIGHTLY column, you
may contact Mr Fitzgerald at Suite 220, Island Lane Building, -
Olde Towne Mall at Sandyport, West Bay St., P. O. Box CB- |
11173, Nassau, Bahamas or at 327-3347 (telephone) /327-

3348(fax)/ tyrone @tlefitzgeraldgroup.com.

REGULATION OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE

Registration Requirements

A company that.wishes to

register as a securities exchange
must be a limited company
incorporated under the Com-
panies Act 1992, and must sub-
mit an application to the Com-
mission, in the prescribed form,
accompanied by an application
fee, certified copies of the Mem-

orandum and Articles of Asso-

ciation and any other docu-
mentation the Commission may
require.

Duties and obligations ©

A: company that wishes to be -

registered as a securities
exchange must make arrange-

ments, acceptable to the Com-»

mission, for a compensation
fund for the protection of bro-
ker-dealers who may suffer loss
as a result of bankruptcy, insol-
vency or winding up of a bro-
ker-dealer.

A securities exchange must
maintain a register known as
‘the Official Register’ which
shall contain, among other
items,.the names of current and
former broker-dealers, traders,

facilities and associated persons,

information that such persons
are required to furnish to the
Commission or to the securities

sxchange, and the disciplinary

records of each broker-dealer,
trader, facility ae associated
person.

Listing on the Securities
Exchange

The Commission may recog-
nise and specify foreign securi-

ties exchanges established and -

operated elsewhere than in the
Bahamas, whose listed securi-
ties may become eligible for
trading on a securities exchange.
Therefore, Bahamian public
companies and foreign securi-
ties listed on recognised secu-
tities exchanges may be listed
on the securities exchange.
Trading in listed securities in

the Bahamas is restricted to
“securities listed on the securi-
ties exchange. This does not
apply to an individual who is.

trading securities for his or her

_ account, or for the account of

his or her spouse or children
under:the age of 18.

Registration Regitirements for

Broker-Dealers

Under the Act, any compa-

ny (whether acting as a dealer
for its own account as principal
or as a broker for the account of
another). that wishes to effect
or attempts to effect any trans-
actions, or otherwise engage in
any dealing in any securities list-
ed on a securities exchange with
the public including institutions,
‘or induces or attempts to induce

_ the public, including institutions,

to purchase, sell or otherwise
deal in securities, shall be regis-

‘tered as a broker-dealer by the

Commission.

_ Registration as a broker-deal-
er. under the Act is a require-
ment for application to a secu-
rities exchange for membership
for the purposes of trading secu-
rities on that exchange.

A broker-dealer must be a
company incorporated under

See SECURITY, Page 4B

Kingsway
Academy High
,School Entrance

Examination

_ a's AY wg

Kingsway Academy
| High School

will hold its Entrance
Examination on Saturday,
January 15, 2005 at the
School on Bernard Road from
8:00 am - 1:30 fom for students
wishing to enter grades 7, 8,
9 and 10. —

Applications are available at
the High School Office and
should be completed and

returned to the school by
Friday, January 14, 2005.

Ena Eckel
telephone: —
4: ga $24- Sy or 324- ae



—
Inc I MAIDVUINE

ILIUIIOUATL, VAINUALLLE 1, CUUY, EMU UU»






Approve (From page 1B)

lion price tag attached, are an
attempi oy the Government to
deal with the competition and
asset concentration issues raised
by Colina’s opponents in the
capital markets and life and
health insurance industries.

It is unclear, though, whether
the concerns of Family
Guardian, British American
Insurance, Fidelity Merchant
Bank & Trust and other com-
panies that formed the ‘Group
of Eight’ opposing the deal will
have been allayed.

Indeed, in several areas, .the
Prime Minister’s announcement
created more questions than
answers, particularly on the con-
dition that Imperial Life poli-
cyholders who do not wish to
transfer to Colina could remain
with Imperial Life.

Although one source initially
described that as a potential
“killer” for the proposed trans-
action, 1¢ was unclear whether
Imperial Life policyholders will
actually be given an opportuni-
ty to consent to their policies
being transferred to Colina.

The Prime Minister made no
mention of a letter being sent
out to Imperial Life’s 29,000
policyholders, as was done
shortly after the deal with Col-
ina Insurance Company was
announced in November 2003,
asking the company’s clients to
inform it in writing no later than
December 31, 2003, if they
wanted their policy to remain
with Imperial Life’s parent,
Desjardins Financial Security.
Failure to reply by that date



would have led both parties to
assume that the policyholders
consented to the policy trans-
fer.

Sources suggested yesterday
that only those policyholders
whose letters had been received
by Imperial Life prior to that
December 31, 2003, date would
remain with that company and
Desjardins, and they would be
given no further opportunity to
consent.

When The Tribune contact-
ed Guy Richard, Imperial Life
Financial’s executive vice-pres-
ident, to discover how policy-
holders wishing to remain with
the company would be handled,
he said he had not seen or heard
the Prime Minister’s address.

He added: “I don’t want to
comment on anything I haven’t
seen.” When The Tribune

_ expressed surprise, because the

matter involved Imperial Life
policyholders wishing to stay
with the company, Mr Richard
reiterated: “I haven’t seen any-
thing so I can’t comment.”
‘The December 2003 letter
provoked outrage among Impe-
rial Life policyholders, with
many saying they did not
receive the letter before the
December 31 deadline, when
minds were on Christmas cele-
brations and the postal service
slowed down. They also accused

‘the letter of presenting the Col-

ina acquisition as a ‘fait accom-
pli’ or “done deal”.

Many Imperial Life policy-
holders initially chose to place
their life, health and pension






BAHAMAS HEART INSTITUTE
LYFORD CAY HOSPITAL

business with the company
because of the dependability
and reliability that came from
its 100-plus years history in the
Bahamas, which was further
cemented by its links with an
international insurer.

Insurance industry sources
yesterday suggested that the
most likely outcome was that
Colina Insurance Company
would administer the policies
and collect the premium pay-
ments for policyholders wish-
ing to remain with Desjardins.

The acquisition benefits for
Colina Insurance Company
would be diluted if substantial
numbers of policyholders
decide to stay with Desjardins,
but is uncertain how many will
wish to do so or whether they
will have another say on the
matter.

And Desjardins is unlikely to
be keen on many policyholders
wanting to stay with it, as it will
retain liability for paying out to
those clients when their policies
mature. Desjardins’ exit from
the Bahamas, where it has its
only overseas branch, was
intended to release it from all

‘liability for Imperial Life poli-

cyholders, as this would have

‘ been taken over by Colina.

Imperial Life’s exit was pro-
voked, at least in part, by stipu-
lations in the new Domestic
Insurance Act that required
branches of foreign companies
in this nation to maintain in
trust assets equal to their total
liabilities.

Another condition that Coli-
na Insurance Company has had
to accept is that in the two years

IMMEDIATE VACANCY FOR A

FULL TIME

SPECIALIST IN INTERNAL MEDICINE















¢ a letter of application

¢ a full Curriculum Vitae
e Names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references (one must be
from the most recent employee)

The successful candidate will be required to manage a diverse caseload and to
provide on-call and emergency room coverage as needed. An opportunity exists for
participation in the treatment and management of hyperbaric chamber patients.

Interested applicants should apply in writing before 29th January, 2005 to:

Human Resources

Bahamas Heart Institute,-Lyford Cay Hospital’:
_ P.O. Box'N-7776 « Nassau, Bahamas’ ~ ) lass

Applications must include:

gape Chrislian School

A Ministry of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel
P.O. Box AB20210, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

3, now accepting applications for

Oi

¢ BJC/BGCSE Literature, Music,
Spanish, Math, History, Office
Procedures, French, Science, Language

for the school year

Applicants must be Born Again Christians and adhere to the
Statement of Faith of Marsh Harbour Gospel Chapel.
Teachers must also have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or
Teacher’s Certificate and must be a Bahamian or a permanent resident
of the Bahamas with work status.

Qualifying persons are asked to contact the school office at
Telephone 242 367-4777 or fax 242 367-5777 or email

rainbow @batelnet.bs

We use the A Beka Book Curriculum which emphasizes Christian
values as well as a very high standard of education and is approved by
the Bahamas Ministry of Education.

We seek to train the mind, gruide the person, and love the

personality of each child.

Study to show thyrely approved unto God. 2 “Timothy 2:15















BUSINESS










following the transaction’s com-
pletion, it is to make “every
effort” to ensure the merger will
result in “minimum contraction
in employment” at Imperial
Life.

Imperial Life has a 140-strong
staff, split roughly equally into
agents and back office and
administration. While the agent
force was likely to be main-
tained, insurance industry
sources have previously told
The Tribune that many back
office staff were likely to be
made redundant.

Invest (From page 1B)

She added that investors were planning to build a marina to
rival that of Atlantis at Chub Cay in the Berry Islands, using it to
host boat shows. Several proposals were being considered for Cat
Island, while the Hotel Corporation had received several offers for
the Lighthouse Creek Club and adjacent land in Andros.

Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-Gibson yesterday said planning pro-
fessionals and the Ministry of Works had advised that “if not:
already overbuilt, Exuma was on the verge of being overbuilt”.

Separateley, Obie Wilchcombe, minister of tourism, yesterday
confirmed that the Royal Oasis Crowne Plaza & Golf Resort
owed $30 million to businesses and its employees, but the still-closed
resort had piad off half the $1.2-$1.3 million it owed the Grand
Bahama Port Authority.









BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

















TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE

SERVICES OF AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEMS AT VARIOUS |

NEW PROVIDENCE LOCATIONS OF THE BAHAMAS
ELECTRICITY CORPORATION PREMISES

TENDER NO. 572/04

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites tenders from eligible bidders for the provision
of maintenance services of air-conditioning systems at various New Providence locations
of its premises.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue Hill & Tucker
Roads, by contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Administrative Officer .
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas :
Phone No. 302-1158

Fax No. 323-6852

Tenders are to.be hand-delivered on or before 21 January 2005 by 4:00p.m. and addressed
as follows: eae

The General Manager

Bahamas Electricity Corporation

Blue Hill & Tucker Roads | 7 (
Nassau, Bahamas



Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. 572/04
“PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE SERVICES AIR-CONDITION SYSTEMS” |

The Corporation reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders.








PAGE 4B, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005

Secu rity (From page 1B)

the Companies Act 1992 and
provide the necessary docu-
mentation for registration as
outlined in the Act.

Before registering the appli-
cant as a broker-dealer, the
Commission must be satisfied
that:

a) the applicant and its prin-
cipals are fit and proper per-
sons who have a good reputa-
tion.

b) the applicant's principal
business will be stock-broking
and dealing in securities.

c) the applicant's operational
capabilities and the qualifica-
tions of the spplirant, its direc-
tors, substantial shareholders.
and officers meet allt the ste
dards set by the Comr

d) the soplicant. has not
issued bearer shares and must
give an undertaking not to do
so.

A broker dealer must have
at least one director who is a
stockbroker and at least two
directors, one of whom must be
a stockbroker, actively engaged
in the securities business of the
broker-dealer. A certificate of
registration will be issued by the
Commission on the registration
of the applicant as a broker-
dealer.











@



Duties and Obligations for
Broker-Dealers

All broker-dealers registered
under the Act must:

1) maintain an issued and
paid up capital of not less than a
sum prescribed by the regula-
tions made under the Act (Sec-
tion 45(1))

2) maintain the financial stan-
dards relating to capital and liq-
uidity at levels fixed by the
Commission from time to time
(Section 45(2))

3) maintain books, accounts,
registers and other records in
respect of all of its dealings in
securities and show its financial
status at all times (Section 46).

4) keep clients' monies in —

trust accounts held only in
banks, which hold an unre-
stricted licence issued pursuant
to Section 4 of the Banks &
Trust Companies Regulation

Act (or such other bank or trust -

company outside the Bahamas
as may be approved by the
Commission) (Section 47).

5) provide the Commission
with annual audited financial
statements and quarterly finan-
cial statements in the prescribed
form. (Section 51)

6) maintain appropriate
indemnity insurance (Section

Career Opportunity Exists
_ For Positions In

Finance

A leading and fast growing company is interested in a

qualified person to work administratively in its finance .
department.. The successful candidate should possess the

following knowledge, skills and abilities:

¢ Excellent verbal and written skills;
° Proficient in Microsoft word and excel computer

programs;

¢ 3-5 years clerical/secretarial experience with a minimum
of 2 years as an administrative assistant or executive

secretary;

¢ High school or equivalent education required. Associates

Degree preferred.

Resumes should be submitted on or before
January 17,2005 to:

Attn: Finance Department
c/o: P.O. Box F-01011
Freeport, Grand Bahama



‘Royal Bahamian Resort .

Is seeking the services of the following positions:

> EXECUTIVE CHEF

_ > EXECUTIVE ASST. SOUS CHEF
> EUROPEAN TRANSLATOR

All applicants must have excellent Management and
Communications Skills in their respective areas.
Qualified candidates must have 3-5 years experience
in their respective positions. -

Please send resume to:

Human Resource Manager
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Email: cmajor@srb.sandals.com

Nassau



SAINT AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE

P.O. BOX N-3940

NASSAU, BAHAMAS

TELEPHONE: (242) 324-1511

FAX: (242) 364-1265

TNC NCU

The Entrance Examination for students wishing
to enter Grade Seven at St Augustine’s College
for September, 2005 will be even on Friday,

January 28th, 2005.

Deadline for registration for this examination

is Friday, January 21st.

Eligible students may register at their Primary
Schools or at St. Augustine’s College. Only

students .in Grade Six will be allowed to sit tthe
Entrance Exam.



52)

Stockbrokers, dealers, traders

Under the Act, an individual
must be registered as a stock-
broker, dealer or trader by the
Commission and employed by a
broker-dealer if he or she
engages in the following activi-
ties:

1) offering to provide or pro-
viding securities investment
advice to the public, including
institutions, for a fee or other
reward .

2) underwriting of securities
offerings

3) trading in securities

4) dealing in securities

5) supervising any of the
aforementioned activities

The foregoing provisions do
not apply to individuals who are
trading in securities for htheir
own account or for the account
of their spouse or children
under the age of 18.

Additionally, any person oth-
er than a stockbroker, dealer or
trader, or performing clerical
or non-securities related func-

tions, and employed by a bro- .
ker-dealer or a facility, must be .
_registered by the Commission °

as an associated person.

It is stipulated that a compa-
ny or individual must be regis-
tered and licensed with the
Commission as a securities
investment adviser if such com-
pany or person (whether self-
employed or otherwise
employed by a person who or
which is not a broker-dealerm,
and which has obtained mem-
bership to trade on a securities
exchange) does the following
activities:

1) engage in offering to pro-
vide or providing securities

investment advice to the pub-_

lic including institutions “~~~
2) deal or trade in securities
3) supervise any of the fore-

going activities for a fee or oth- .

er reward.

Offering investment advice
to the public will not apply to
the following:

1) financial institutions,
including banks and trust com-
panies, licensed under the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulation Act, and insurance
companies registered under the
Insurance,Act _,

(2) mutual fund’ administra- A
: tors licensed or, exempt: under. ,
the provisions of the Mutual

Funds Act 1995 [now invest-
ment fund administrators under
the Investment Funds Act,
2003]

(3) counsel and attorneys and
accountants qualified to prac-
tice in the Bahamas

(4) publishers and writers of -

newspapers and other publica-
tions in general circulation in
the Bahamas or elsewhere, who
give advice only through such
publications and have no inter-

‘est either directly or indirectly

in any of the securities upon

'. which the advice is given and

receive no commission or other

requirements. of the fifo: F
“OFFENCES S

The Act creates and prohibits -

consideration for giving the
advice, where the foregoing
individuals or entities engage in
offering securities investment
advice’ as an incidental service
to their principal business or
occupation.

The Issue of Securities to the
Public i

_ The Prospectus--~----— ">

A prospectus that complies
with the requirements of the
Act must be lodged and regis-
tered with the Commission
before any invitation to the pub-
lic to subscribe for securities or
apply to subscribe for such secu-
rities may be made. The
requirement of a registered
prospectus for any application
to the public to subscribe for
securities, will not apply:

1) if the form of application
was issued in connection with
a bona fide invitation to a per-
son or persons or company to
enter into an underwriting
agreement, with respect to the
securities which are to be
offered to: the public in the
future

2) that the issue was in seta:
‘ibn to securities which were
not offered to the public and
that issuers have 50 members
or less, are prima facie exempt
as regards dealings in their secu-
rities, and the issue of invita-
tions in relation to the securities
will not result in their having
more than 50 members

The requirement also does
not apply to:

1) securities issued by the
Government

2) exempt securities, which
includes securities quoted on
and dealt in on a recognised for-
eign securities.exchange speci-

_ fied by. the-Commission pur=~
suant to the Act, and currently

in good standing in its relevant
jurisdiction and subject to
approval by the Commission;
securities authorised by a
national or local government,
its agencies or any other quasi-
governmental entity
+3) an issue of securities
exempt from the provisions of
the Act by the Commission in
writing
4) any such class of securities
which the Commission desig-
nates as exempt from the




the offence of creating false
markets, which involves a per-
son who directly or indirectly
effects any transaction in a secu-
rity that involves no change in
the beneficial ownership there-
of, or enters an order or orders
for the purchase of a security
with the knowledge that an
order or orders of substantially
the same size, at. substantially
the same time and at substan-
tially the same price, has, have
been or will be entered by or
for the same or different. par-

‘ties for the sale of that security

- all for the purpose of creating

Legal Notice

NOTICE
_ HEXA LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) HEXA LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the provisions
of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
2 : : . i

oe

(b) The dissolution of the’ said company commenced on the 6th
January, 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted
to and registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust of Geneva,
. Rue de Lausanné 17 bis. 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.

Dated this 13th day of January, A.D. 2005.

Credit Suisse Trust Geneva
Liquidator

TOM

On



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_ Bahamian Citizens and those residing in the Bahamas for at least 6 months

Grand Prize of
1000.00

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es

— that issuer...

' with the director or the officer’

a false market.

For the purposes of the Act, a
false market is a market in
which the movement in the
price of a security is brought
about or sought to be brought
about by factors calculated to
create a movement of the price
of a security not justified by the

assets, earnings or |_ prospectus a

jélated to that security.
It also creates and prohibits
the offence of market rigging,

_ which involves a person direct-

ly or indirectly effecting a series
of transactions in a security in
the securities market and cre-
ating actual or apparent active
trading in such a security for
the purpose of inducing the pur-
chase or sale of such security

fecha

Insider Trading
An important provision of

the Act is the creation of the .
offence of insider trading, and it

defines the relevant parties in

such an offence. One should
note carefully that the Act’pro- ..
~ hibits the use of confidential

information and states that any
person who:

1) discloses any intennal Or.

confidential information con-
cerning the affairs of an issuer,
which he has obtained by virtue

of his employment with that.

issuer or any other employment
prior to the normal ,or arranged
time for the publication of that
information by the issuer; or

. 2) carries out on his own
behalf or on behalf of any other

person, or causes to be carried:

out any security transaction
based on internal or confiden-

tial information concerning the |

affairs of an issuer prior to nor-
mal or arranged time for the

publication of information by. .

commits the
offence of insider trading.

An ‘insider’ in respect of a -

company, as defined in the. Act,
is one or more of the following:

1) a director or officer of the
company or a person connected
with a director or officer.

.a) a ‘connected person’
includes a relation to a director
or officer unless that person is
also a director or officer of the
same company-

(i) the spouse of the
director or officer and any
minor child or minor step-child

(ii) a body corporate in

which the director or officer or..: ;

those natural persons connected

have direct or indirect interests

in 20 per cent or more of the .
equity share’capital of that body

corporate, or are able to con-
trol 20 per cent or more of the

voting authority at any of its.

general meetings’
(iii) .a trustee or trust, the ben-
eficiaries of which include the

director himself, or the officer

himself or a person connected
with the director or the officer
iv) . a partner of either the

director or officer or a connect-

ed person

2. an associated company or

THE TRIBUNE



enterprise of the company.
‘Associated company’ includes
a company (not being a sub-
sidiary of the investing group
or company) in which either -

(i) _ the investing group or
company's.interest is effective-
ly that of a partner in a joint
venture or consortium, and the
investing group or company is
in a position to exercise signifi-
cant influence over the investee
company or ~

(ii) the investing group or
company 's interest is substan-
tial, and for the long term and
having regard to the disposition
of the other share holdings of
the investing group or company,
is in a position to participate in
the investee company's operat-
ing and financial policies
(including dividend policy) but
not necessarily exercise control
over these policies

It should be noted that where
the investing group or compa-
ny's interest amounts to 20 per
cent or more of the equity vot-
ing rights of a company, it will
be presumed, subject to rebut-
tal, that the investing group has
the ability to exercise signifi-

.cant influence over that com-
pany through the participation
In the operating and financial
. policy decisions of that compa-

ny.

3. an affiliated company or

enterprise of the company

(enterprise’ includes an unin-
corporated association)

4. a person who beneficially
owns 10 per-cent or more of the
shares of the company or who
exercises control or direction
over 10 per cent or more of the
votes attached to the securities

_of the company, whether such

control or direction is exercised
by virtue of direct or indirect
ownership or by virtue of
statute or agreement and a con-
nected person of such a person

5. a person whether or not
employed by the company who

. receives specific confidential

information from a person

“described under the relevant

section of the Act, and who has
knowledge that the person giv-
ing the information is a person
described under the relevant
section of the Act

\6. any agent, auditor, con-
tractor or consultant to the com-

‘pany ‘who'receives or comes

into possession of confidential
information.

NB: The information con-
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for legal advice. Persons reading
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the relevant legal advice and

assistance regarding issues that
may affect them and may relate
to the information presented.

© 2005. Tyrone L. E. Fitzger-
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Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137(8)
‘of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
the Dissolution of TRELLIS MANAGEMENT INC. has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struk off the Register. The date of
completion of the dissolution was the 31st day of December,

2004.

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

LINDEN INVESTMENTS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45. of-2000), LINDEN INVESTMENTS
LIMITED is in Dissolution:

The date of commencement of dissolution is 24th day

of December, 2004.

N JM Bell
of Malzard House,
15 Union Street, St. Helier, Jersey,
Channel Islands,
Liquidator


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Deal (From page 1B)

and its associates.

However, the Government,
as previously revealed by The
Tribune has attempted to tack-
le this through another “key
condition”, the appointment of
a majority of independent, non-
executive directors to the
Boards of Colina Holdings, Col-
ina Financial Advisors and Col-
ina Financial Group. All
appointments have to be
approved by the regulators.

And both Colina Holdings
and Colina Insurance Company,
within 90 days of their accepting
the Government’s terms, have
to appoint audit committees
staffed by a majority of inde-
pendent, non-executive direc-
tors.

Apart from these conditions
raising questions over whether
the Government can mandate
such moves, several insurance
and capital markets sources
have raised questions over
whether the regulators will be
able to effectively enforce and
monitor them.

The Registrar of Insurance is
regarded as being particularly
weak and ineffective when it
comes to regulation by many in
the industry. There are also dif-
ficulties in forcing independent
directors on companies and
ensuring they are truly inde-
pendent and know the subject
matter and issues they are deal-
ing with.

“They’re probably going to



agree to the conditions and then
six months to a year down the
line they will probably be for-
gotten about,” one source said.
Among the other key condi-
tions announced by the Prime
Minister were that “any pro-
posed offering of bundled ser-
vices or products by the Colina
Financial Group, or any entity
within the Colina Financial
Group, must be approved
beforehand” by the regulators.
Colina Financial Group,
which consists of 18 subsidiaries
and associated entities outside
the direct group, had also been
forced to restructure along lines
where all financial services enti-
ties were formed into one dis-
tinct unit and the non-financial
services entities consolidated
into another. é
Mr Christie said the prefer-
ence share issue to fund the
Imperial Life purchase had to
be undertaken by Colina Hold-
ings, with the funds passed on to
Colina Insurance Company in
the form of ordinary shares -
effectively forcing Colina to
finance the deal with a capital
injection, rather than debt.
Loans made “upstream” by
Colina Insurance Company to
its parent have to be repaid, and
outstanding guarantees also
provided on the Colina Finan-
cial Group’s behalf have to be
removed “within 45 days”.
The Colina Holdings 2003
annual report noted that Colina

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
GLOBAL VIEW LTD. — es

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE is hereby given that the liquidation of the
Company i is complete and that the Company has been struck
off the Register of Companies maintained by the Registrar

General

Dated this 11th day of January 2005.

- BARRY W:HERMAN ©0000)
LIQUIDATOR :

NOTICE

BUSINESS

Financial Group had borrowed
an unsecured loan, repayable
on demand, from its insurance
subsidiary worth $716,840. The
annual report detailed numer-
ous related party transactions
with other Colina entities, and
Mr Christie said the Colina
Financial Group’s inter-rela-
tionships had come in for heavy
regulatory scrutiny.

The Prime Minister said
another condition was that

inter-group financial -transac- -

tions worth more than $20,000
had to receive prior regulatory
approval or they were prohibit-
ed. All intra-group services,
such as the investment man-
agement role Colina Financial
Advisors provides for Colina
Insurance.Company, and intra-
group arrangements involving
more than $20,000 had to
receive prior regulatory
approval.

Included among the other
conditions were that dividend
payments and the return of cap-

ital by Colina Insurance Com-
pany had to receive prior
approval from the Registrar of
Insurance. To be given authori-
sation, Colina Insurance Com-
pany has to maintain the Mini-
mum Continuing Capital and
Surplus Requirement (MCC-
SR) above the minimum 120-

150 per cent (Colina’s was 225 —

per cent at year-end 2003), plus
an additional solvency margin
to be determined by the Ree
trary > 77

In accepting the Gavetn-
ment’s terms, Colina has to pro-
vide confirmation that “the
reinsurance arrangements and

agreements that have been -

entered into will address the
mortality and negative reserve
exposure, as contemplated by
the independent actuary’s
report issued in relation to this
transaction”.

Colina Insurance Company

also had to supply a Dynamic
Capital Adequacy Test to the
Registrar, and submit its cor-

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, PAGE 5B:

porate governance policies and
timelines for implementing
them to the Registrar for
approval.

The Colina Financial Group

has also had to consent to ongo-’-

ing consolidated supervision by
all regulators, the cost of which
it will bear, and “abide by a set
of corporate governance stan-
dards” the industry-supervisors
will themselves develop over
time.

Mr Christie described the






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The Annual General Meeting of The Churches of Christ will
be held on 29th January, 2005 beginning at 12:00noon at
Highbury Park Church of Christ, corner of Petersfield and
Guildford Roads. All members are nae to be present.

- Signed:Dorothy Malcolm
Secretary

approval process as “a very

troubling exercise for me”

Jimmy Campbell, Colina
Insurance Company’s president,
was in an all-day meeting and
could not be contacted for com-
ment.

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NOTICE is hereby given that GECSSION JONNASSAINT,
MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO, 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 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister |’

responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

KONAN OVERSEAS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, KONAN OVERSEAS INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 31st day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
HABIT S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act
No. 45 of 2000, HABIT S.A., has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of
Dissolution issued by the Registrar General on the 31st
day of December, 2004.

FIDES LIQUIDATORS INC.,
Arango-Orillac Building,
2nd Floor, 54th East and 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Liquidator



NOTICE

Assistant Manager

Mr. Pretzels Family Entertainment Centre seeks
Assistant Manager with responsibility for Food &
Beverage. Supervisory experience with food franchise |
required. Fax resume & application to 364-2470 or
‘leave at Mr. Pretzels at The Mall At Marathon.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ISMANIE FRANCOIS OF HEPBURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX FOX F-43241, GRAND BAHAMA, 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.net-be-granted; should ‘send a written and signed’statement}: ~ |-

of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and eincene re:
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

“NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WALNER LAMBA, FAITH AVE
CARMICHAEL ROAD, 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 6th day,,of JANUARY, ,.2005. to. the, Minister...

responsible for Nationality ¢ and Citizenship, PO. Box N- 71: 4G, |i

Nassau; Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that OVENS ALTIDOR, HOPE

TOWN, ABACO, 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 6th day of JANUARY, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CAREY SECURITIES
CORPORATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, CAREY SECURITIES CORPORATION,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
~ 2: Commercial Centre, Square, " i ene, awe
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED

‘Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act |



NOTICE —

NOTICE i is hereby given that MR ROSLYA FRANCOIS, HEPSURN
TOWN, P.O. BOX F-43241, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA,
is applying to.thé Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,





for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and:that

any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 13TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality.and Citizenship, P.O.Box
|F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
| The Public -is. hereby advised that |, LAWRENCE
FOWLER, of 33 Gladiator Road, CR-55519, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to GERNIE
LAWRENCE FOWLER. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, .
Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days after the
date of publication of this notice.


















LEGAL NOTICE :

NOTICE

DELWIN INVESTMENTS
‘LIMITED

!
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.

45 of 2000, DELWIN INVESTMENTS LIMITED,
has been dissolved and struck off the Register according

No. 45 of 2000, PURLEY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the
Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution.
issued by the Registrar General on the 31st day of
December, 2004.

Mrs. Christina Platts,
c/o CAVERSHAM S.A.,
Rue du 31 Décembre 42,

1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Liquidator

to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar

General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Mr. Alexandre Davidoff,
Place du Port 2,
. 1202 Geneva, Switzerland °
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

COCHRANE HOLDING INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, COCHRANE HOLDING INC., has been
dissolved and struck off the Register according to the
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar General
on the 30th day of December, 2004.

Epsilon Management Ltd.,
2 Commercial Centre, Square,
Alofi, Niue,
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

BENPOM INVESTMENT
COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act No.
45 of 2000, BENPOM INVESTMENT COMPANY
LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck off the Register
according to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the
Registrar General on the 31st day of December, 2004.

Barclays Private Bank & Trust Limited,
of 39/41 Broad Street,
St. Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PU
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_ AFTER just five weeks of

training, national record hold-

er in the 200 meters Dominic
Demeritte says he is in the best
shape of his life and is going to
set the pace this year for the
Bahamas.

The young 26-year-old, who
is presently training in Alaba-

‘ma, admitted to having a few

tricks up -his sleeve and
claimed to bé ready to com-
pete in three events at the
Central American and
Caribbean games for the
Bahamas.

Demeritte, who competes in
the 100m and the 200m for the
Bahamas'on the international
arena, will not reveal the event
he is planning to compete in,
hinting that the 4x100m is not
included.

‘Competing

“There are a few things Iam
working on now, I am certain
to be competing in the 100m
and 200m, but I will not reveal
the third. I will say that it does
not include the 4x100m,
although I have plans to com-









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Football Union

TABLES & 15-a-Side
Schedule FOR 2005

January 15th

January 22nd

January 29th -
February 5th

February 12th
February 19th

February 26th
March 5th

March 12th

March 19th

March 20th
Sun.)

March 26th

March 31st ”
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Cuckoos U19 Sirs vs. Pt, St. Lucle (7-a-side)

Baillou vs. Freeport
Baillou vs. Cuckoos (U19)

Baillou Youth Fundraiser —- Under 21s Tournament

Buccaneers vs, Freeport
Bucconeers vs, Cuckoos (U19)

BRFU Stella Artois League oye -offs
BRFU Youth League Play-off (2nd vs. 3rd)

BRFU Stella Artois League Final
BRFU Youth League Final

Baillou Tour to Ft. Lauderdale

Buccaneers vs. Yale University”

(lvy League Championship - 2nd)
Baillou vs. University of Pennsylvania*
(2004 EPRU Div. 1 Champions)

Cuckoos vs, University of Michigan*

(2004 Midwest Rugby Union Champions)

Baillou vs. LeHigh Valley RFC (Penn.) — Confir med
‘Nassau Ladies vs. US College Team CBA)

Buccaneers vs. Newport (RD RFC - Confirrned :
Cuckoos vs. Danbury Madhatters (Conn.) RFC - Confirmed

Nassau Seléct U21 vs.Washington & Jefferson University*
Cornell vs. W&J (Ladies Game)

. Balillou vs. Cornell University”
(2004 NY State Rugby Conference Champions)

_ Easter Weekend - No Games

Rockaway NY RFC vs. Nassau Select 'B’ Side

Nassau Select Youth (U19) vs. Clemson Ills

Nassau Select U21 vs. Clemson lls,

Nassau Oldies vs. FECES RFC(Florida East Coat Elders sicie)
Freeport Oldies vs. NYFD RFC

Nassau Select vs. Clemson University

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Freeport Oldies vs. FECES REC
Nassau Oldies vs. NYFD RFC

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Track star ready for
action after five

pete in that with the younger
athletes.

“T am excited knowing that. 2
we are hosting the CAC
games, this is a grand oppor-.

tunity for the junior athlete
to shine. I do believe that we

are capable of fielding a men’s '

4x100m team, that will be no
problem. Our biggest goal in
the event is trying to qualify.
for the World Championship
games.

“TY think we have what it

_ takes to qualify and set.a new

national record in the process.

- We do havea lot of young tal-

ent coming up and it will be a
combination, youth and expe-
rience. Putting together a team

will let the rest of the’

Caribbean and the world know
that the Bahamas is ready to
be a force to reckon with in
male athletics.”

After.claiming the gold
medal in the World Indoors
Championships last year,
Demeritte has opted to sit out
the indoor season, in prepara-
tion for the outdoor and World
Championships.

The gold medal won by
Demeritte in the 200m at the
World Championships will not
be contested anymore at-the

games.
Medal

In 2003 he claimed the
.bronze medal at the games in
Birmingham, the individual
medal was the fourth won by.
Bahamian in the. ey

‘Despite only s starting train

ing some five weeks ago,
Demeritte says he is stronger

than ever, comparing | thi
year ’s training to past years.
“Training has been going

pretty well, I actually started.
late this year, the first week in

December — we. are trying to

training,” said Demeritte.

“I did some cross country, ©
yoga, swimming and [’ve'been ©

hitting the weight room

extremely hard. I am probably
in better shape than I have.

been in the past years.”

Demeritte, who was named

























e utstandige male athlete of the
year by the Bahamas Associa-

ion. of Athletic Associations

ee (BAAA), hopes there will be a
_vast improvement.

““T was grateful for being

honoured in such away

because we have lot of great |
male athletes so it was a great
honour to be recognised as the
top male athlete of the year.
“I just want to continue on
the path that I set for myself,

run faster times and be more

consistent. I am hoping to
work more with the junior ath- .
letes, I know when I was start- -
ing out there weren’t too many
of the: elite athletes round,

: being visible helps the younger

athletes and boost their confi-

Talent :

“There has been a gap in the

* dence.

developmental programme —

something that should be
changed. There is so much tal-
ent in the Bahamas that there
shouldn’t be that huge gap, but
we are still jacking in some
areas.’

Besides the BAAA’s nation-
al ‘championships,’ many
Bahamians don’t. have the

- opportunity to see the local tal-

ent compete, and = for
Demeritte, competing in front

--a rowdy hdme crowd will not
-only help him and the other
_ athletes perform-better, but

vill give them an opportunity



are ‘going to
Tun very well, this-is our SOppor-
tunity. toshine.”

-Demeritte didn’t want to
predict any times for this year,
but says he:his hoping to make
it into the finals and, Hopeful:
ly, claim a a medal.



get recognition)

STUBBS

[:s good to see that three
of our elite athletes are
finally getting the recognition
that they deserve.

In 2000 after they won the

gold medal at the 1999 IAAF
World Championships in Seville,
Spain, the Golden Girls’ faces
graced the cover of the Bahamas
Telephone Directory.

That year, the Golden Girls
repeated the feat at the 2000
Olympic Games in Sydney, Aus-
tralia.

white pages of the 2005 direc-
tory are two photographs of
‘Tonique Williams-Darling, the
400-metre. star, who won the
gold medal at the 2004
Olympics.

And she’s sharing space with

tennis star Mark Knowles, who .

.teamed up with Canadian
Daniel Nestor to pull off the US
Open Grand Slam title, on the
“yellow pages of the directory.

Inserted on the inside is a

. |-amontage of Williams-Darling,.
: | Knowles and Debbie Ferguson —

the Olympic bronze medalist in
the 200.
_. What’s good that follows from
pages 16-24 is an in-depth fea-
_ture of the three sporting leg-

“| ends.’

The first is a special feature
on Williams-Darling entitled: A
Bahamian Champion. That is
followed by Knowles’ feature:
Quiet Determination and it

This year, on the cover of the



wraps up with the feature on
Ferguson: The heart of a Cham-

pion..

The collector’s issue, which
contained precise. ‘info on ea
sporting icon’s rise from hum-
ble beginnings to stardom,
couldn’t come at a better time.

In recent times, there’s been a

lot of outcry for more recogni-'.

tion for the achievement of our
athletes, past and present.
Most recently, there’s been a
lot.of argument for the late
Andre Rodgers.
It not until five days after he

’ passed away that he was hon-

oured by having his. photo
mounted on the wall of fame at
Nassau’s International Airport

for being the first Bahamian to
play i in the Major League. « ©

Pix Minister Perry
Christie, in responding
to the claim that not enough was

‘done for Rodgers during his
-funéral service, said those who
have the insight should do what

they can by producing a book

on the. life of the-pioneer t base-
ball player. =

Putting the info of the thrée
superstars in such a publication

-as the telephone directory i is fan-

tastic because it’s definitely

-.. going to réach just about every
e home a and business i in the archi-

“more ‘literature Sine produced
‘that'can have a lasting effect as it
highlights the life and contribu-
- tion that the athletes have made






n their lifetime.
Aid it: should be made avail-

“able in publications that will

have as wide reaching an effect
as the telephone directory.
It’s a brilliant start. Hopefully

it won't be the last.


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Junior Sports
Reporter

DW DAVIS Pittbulls
junior girls team bit -
their way through the
LW Young Eagles yes-
terday, 31-22.

This was the first
Government Secondary
School Sporting Associ-
ation (GSSSA) game
for junior girls and for
the Pittbulls the win was
a ‘beware of dog’ warn-
ing sign for the other
teams. .

With at least three of
their competitors sitting
in the stands and taking
notes of the game, the
Pittbulls swallowed the
Eagles’ defence in the
first.

Eagles, who had plan
to set up in the 2-1-2
defence, scattered
around when the Pit-
tbulls advanced the ball
over the half court line.

This allowed the Pit-
tbulls to go on a 5-0 run,
they managed to shoot
their way back into the
game in the final min-
utes of the first half. ~

Weaknesses

The Eagles Firnethra
Brown tried all she
could to keep her team
in the game, but the Pit-
tbulls had caught onto
the Eagles’ weaknesses
and capitalised.

Brown was the only
player to score for the
Eagles, she had to play
the guard and centre
positions.

Having to play two
positions and fight her
way through a 3-2 Pit-
tbulls defence tired the
little Eagle out and she
begged her coach to
give her a breather
before the first half
ended.

She said: “I was a lit-
tle tired in the first half
of the game, so. my play
level dropped.

“T know that in order
to be a better basketball
player the play time will
help, but it is hard when
you don’t have any help
like that. :

Practice

“My teammates are
trying but we need prac-
tice, we just can’t prac-
tise the morning before
the game and expect to

“come out and win.”

The Eagles’ team met
at 7am at their school to
put in their first practice
session for the season.

Brown scored 17 of
the Eagles’ 22 points,
she pulled down five
rebounds and stole

‘eight balls.

The game was locked
13-13 heading into the
second quarter when
Pittbulls’ Inderia Saun-
ders launched a three
pointer.

The shot fired her
team up and Phillipa
Wallace’s baseline drive
slapped off the glass.

Saunders said: “We
just wanted to keep our
composure and stick t
the game plan. Our
coach told us that as
long as we kept our
‘composure and play
smart ball we will win.

“This was a slow game
for us, but as the season
goes on we are expect-
ing things to change.”

Made
yeas

OPINION

Big Red Machines
keep rolling on

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

IT CAME down to the final
nine seconds on the clock for
the St Augustine’s College Big

_ Red Machines to.claim a slim

69-67 victory over the Jordan
Prince William Falcons.

The much anticipated: show-
down between the two
Bahamas Association of Inde-
pendent Secondary Schools’
senior boys powerhouses on
Wednesday lived up to the
expectations.

But the Falcons were disap-
pointed in the outcome as they
felt Nikito Edgecombe had
scored his basket when he was
fouled in the winding seconds
and should have been allowed
to shoot the free throw. '

However, referee Devon
Johnson ruled that the clock
had expired and, therefore,
Edgecombe’s shot was null and
void.

Crucial

“It was a well played game,
but the crucial call at the end
really hurt us,” said Falcons’
coach Dexter Cambridge. “The
clock should always be at the
scorer’s table, not with the fans.

“But we will accept the loss.
I just hope that we beat them
next month.”

The Big Red’ Machines,
coached by Reggie Forbes,
improved to 6-0 with the win,
while the loss dropped the Fal-
coms to 8-2.

With 33 seconds left on the
clock in the fourth quarter,
Javari Southard was fouled and
he converted one of his two
free throws to put SAC up 68-
67.

With 13 seconds left, Edge-
combe was fouled, but he
missed both free throws.
Davard Martin grabbed the

_ rebound, but he was blocked
by Frisco McKay and Southard
retrieved the ball and was
fouled. : 2

Southard then converted one.
of his free throws to put SAC
up by a pair of baskets.

That brought the game down
to the final nine seconds as the .
clock expired with SAC hold-
ing on for the win. Nn

McKay led SAC with a gam
high 17 points, including eight
in'the fourth quarter. Leon
Rahming scored 10; Devon
Munnings, who went out with a
knee injury, contributed eight
as well as Coedero Tucker
and Southard ended up with
seven.

For the Falcons, Martin
paced the attack with 14;
Ahniad Green had 10; Rashad
-McKenziie had seven and
Angelo Cash chipped in with
six.

SAC controlled the tempo of
the game from start to finish.

They led after all three quar-
ters - 18-13 in the first, 35-31
at the half and 56-52 at the end
of the third.

Prince William, however,
started to turn things around
in the fourth quarter as they

got their first lead of the game,

57-56 as Martin and McKenzie
came up with consecutive bas-
kets.

But Southard got a jumper
and McKay canned three
straight baskets as the Big Red
Machines rolled out to a 66-61
lead.

The Falcons refused to roll
over and play dead. They man-
aged to come back, tying the
score at 67-67, as Martin got a
tip-in on an offensive rebound
and Alexis Thompson scored
a basket.

The score remained close
until the final minute when
SAC were able to pull off the
victory.

@ LEON RAHMING holds onto possession for SAC’s Big

Red Machines yesterday.

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eligious leaders
in the Bahamas
are carrying out
the Biblical
command : to

“go into all the world and

preach the gospel” with a trip

to the tsunami ravaged region
of Asia. :

Bishop Simeon Hall of New
Covenant Baptist Church, and
Bishop Ross Davis of Golden
Gates Assembly, are spear-
heading the evangelical mis-
sion to Singapore and Kuala
Lumpur, as well as other areas

affected by the tsunami that
_-has taken the lives of more
than 150,000 people.

«The mission will last just
over two:weeks. Three other
pastors are expected to join
Bishops Hall and Davis.

‘The pastors will arrive in
Singapore on February 16 and
return to Nassau on March 7.
The highlight of the trip will
be a day-long seminar with
1,200 pastors from the sur-
rounding area, says Bishop
Hall. Crusades will be held in
the evenings. :
. In a press release on the mis-
sion, the tragedy in Asia was
described as “apocalyptic”.
And in such times, says Bishop
Hall, the Christian church’s
responsibility is to share the
message of life.

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all over the world come there

and affirm their humanity and

“In any tragedy
the Christian
thing to do is
to affirm life.
And it is more

important
because of all
of the deaths
that have.
occurred. So
they must be
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Spiritually
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recorded as the strongest in
the world for 40 years — struck
under the sea near Aceh in
north Indonesia, generating
the wall of water that sped
across thousands of miles of
sea.

In initial death tolls, num-
bers were relatively low - at
10,000, 13,000 - but began to
rapidly: increase. Two weeks
after the tsunami hit, the death
toll was at a staggering 150,000
— and still counting.

. “The very fact that we will
be. there to stand with these

‘people is a testimony of our

faith on a global level. And
you know, the majority of the
people in that area are Mus-
lims and Hindus and Bud-
dhists, and the response from

the Christian world has been.

overwhelming, their- religion
notwithstanding. So already
the Christian spirit is already
there,” the pastor notes.
Bishop Hall says that both

he and Bishop Davis have had’,

the “privilege” to preach'in
many foreign countries; how-
ever, this trip to Asia marks a
different experience.

“To be honest, I personally
haven’t been in such a heavy
concentration of non-Chris-
tians before. We are praying
that all goes well and that we
can make a dent in that area,”
he adds. .

But although these religious

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CALVARY
DELIVERANCE
CHURCH

THE church on East Street
south is scheduled to hold wor-
ship services at 7 am, 9 am and
11 am on Sunday, January 16:

Monday, 12:30 pm - Mid-day
Praise and Deliverance Service

Wednesday, 7:30 pm - Bible
Enrichment Session (Teacher:

_ Minister Deborah McFall)

Friday, 7:30 pm - A Night Of
Praise

Saturday, 3 to 5 pm - Girls
Brigade

CURRY

MEMORIAL
METHODIST
CHURCH

THE following services will
be held at the church on Zion
Boulevard, South.Beach:

January 16, 9:15 am - Church:
School, 10 am - Divine Wor-
ship Service with Pastor
Charles Lewis, 7 pm - Worship
Service (Holy Eucharist) with
Pastor Lewis

First Monday of each month,
7:30 pm - Men's Ministry, Sec-
ond & Fourth Monday, 7:30 pm
- Women's Ministry

Tuesday (except 2nd), 7:30 :

pm - Bible Study

Thursday, 6:30 pm - Music
Ministry Rehearsal -

First & Third:Friday of each
month, 7pm - ‘Youth Ministry.

Saturday, 6:30 am - Prayer’:
Ministry, 2 pm - Dance Min-

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istry, 3 pm - Jr Music Ministry

ST BARNABAS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH

THE church on Blue Hill
and Wulff Roads is scheduled
to hold the following services:

January 16, 7 am -.Sung

Mass, 10 am - Sunday School

and Adult Bible Classes, 11 am
- Praise and Worship, Sung
‘Mass, 7 pm - Solemn Evensong

- and Benediction

Monday, 6:40 am - Mattins
and Mass, 4 pm - Youth Band
Practice, 6:30 pm - Lay Pastors'

Training, Laying A Solid Foun- |

dation, Adult Band Practice
Tuesday, 6:40 am - Mattins
and Mags, 1 pm - Mid-day

‘Mass, 6 pm - Prayer Chapel, 7

pm - Bible Class:
Wednesday, 6:30 am - Mass,

6:30 pm - Marriage Enrichment ;

‘Class, 7 pm - Prayer Band and
Bible Class
Thursday, 6:40 am - Mattins

~ and Mass, 6 pm to 9 pm - '
~ Young Adult Choir Practice, 7

pm - Senior Choir Practice
Friday, 6:40: am - Mattins and
Mass, 4 pm - Confirmation
.Classes, 6 pm - St Ambrose
Guild, 6:30 pm - Christian
Youth Movement
Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm -

_, Boys Brigade (ages 5-9), 1 pm -
Youth Alpha (every third Sat- _

RELIGION

urday), 3:30 pm to 4 pm - Boys
Brigade. (ages 10+), 4 pm -
Youth Band Practice, 6 pm -
Altar Guild, 6 pm - Confessions

EAST
STREET
GOSPEL
CHAPEL

THE church at 83 East
Street, “where Jesus Christ is
Lord, and everyone is special”, .
is scheduled to hold the follow-—
ing, services:

Sunday, 9:45 am - Sunday -
School & Adult Bible. Class, 11 ”
am - Morning Celebration, 7
pm:- Communion Service, 8 pm
- ‘Jesus, the Light of World’

Radio Programme on ZNS.1.

‘Tuesday, 8 pm. - (Chapel
Choir Practice’

Wednesday, 8 pm - - Midweek
Prayer Meeting (Second «:
Wednesday) = : Cell: Group: +
Meeting:





Thursday, 6] pm - - Hand Bells

Choir. Practice, 8: pm - Men’s:

Fellowship Meeting (Every 4th

Thursday), 7:45pm - Women’s
Fellowship Mepting (Every 4th
Thursday).

Friday, 6: 30 pm - Gonqueone:
for Christ Club (Boys ‘& Girls
Club), 8 pm - East. Street Youth |

- Fellowship Meeting: —

Saturday, 6:30 am: - “Barly.
Momning Breyer Mee

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Bishop’ Dr David & E vangelist Gloria: Dawkins
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: SUNDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2005 .
SERVICE TIME: 2:30 PM

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BISHOP
STEPHEN
STUBBS
MINISTRIES

THE organisation is sched-
uled to hold the following
events:

e January 23 - Dr Kevin King
to speak during 10 am and 6
pm. services.

‘For further information, vis-

2 city.

wwiw.restorationoflife.org
ST ANDREW’S
PRESBYTERIAN

YOU ‘are invited to worship

with the church family at 9:30.

am-or 11.am on Sunday. Sun-
day School meets during the 11
“am service and the Youth

~ Group. meets:.on. Friday
evenings.

The Kirk is located at the
corner of Peck’s Slope and

- Princes' ‘Street, -across from the

Central Bank. Parking is avail-

_ able immediately behind the

Kirk. Visit us also at: .
-www.standrewskirk.com _

‘PARISH
- CHURCH
OF THE MOST
| HOLY TRINITY

“THE church at 14 Trinity
Way, Stapledon Gardens, is

scheduled to hold ite follow-.
‘|< Ing services:

Sunday, 7 am - The Holy

os Eucharist, 9.am - The Family

Eucharist, Sunday School, 6:30
pm - Praise & ‘Worship/Bible

: . Study, Evensong & Benedic-

tion

Trip (From page 1C)

sage that “the God we serve
is a God of life”, Bishop. Hall
says that the purpose of the
trip is not to capitalise on the

persons. who are suffering.

“There has*been much con-
cern in Indonesia — the world’s

‘most populous Muslim nation. :
‘+ that some of the western

agencies involved in the tsuna-

» mi relief could also be pushing
- a religious agenda.

The Bahamian delegation

| willj join groups like the Jewish

organisation B’Nai Brith,
Catholic Relief Services, evan-
‘ gelical Christians:and Mor-

“mons, who are currently work-

ing with the survivors.
~ Bu the bishop emphasises
that while they will be preach-

-' ing Christ, the goal is to “stand

:. along with those hurting and
; affirm life and offer hope”.

~ According to Bishop Hall,

the trip to Asia requires “an
enormous supply of money” —
$7,000 to $8,000 per person.
To-defray costs, the group is
requesting the financial sup-
port of the Christian commu-
nity, as well as its prayers. Sev-
eral churches have already
begun to give financially and
moneys are “trickling, in”,
Bishop Hall adds.

The devastation as a result

_ of this tsunami carries a hefty

price tag. The UN says it needs
to feed or shelter up to five
million people affected by the
disaster, and warns ‘disease
could push up the death toll,

now at more than 157,000

around the Indian Ocean rim.

“There is:also an “enormous
challenge” to help those who
are psychologically wounded

'|.-as a result of this tragedy,
Bishop Hall notes. These are .

persons who are grappling
with the loss of loved ones,
and others who cannot find
closure as their loved ones are
still presumed missing.

‘As a result of the tsunami



Tuesday: 7:30 pm - The
Church At Prayer

Wednesday, 5:30 am - Inter-
cessory Prayer, 6:30 am - The
Holy Eucharist, 7:30 pm

For further information, call.
(242)-328-8677 or visit our web-
site:

www.holytrinitybahamas.org

CANAAN

BAPTIST

CHURCH

YOU are invited to the fol-
lowing services at the church in
Nassau Village:

Sunday, 11 am and 7:30 pm -
Divine Worship Service

Rev Eugene Bastian is the
senior pastor.

ALL SAINTS
ANGLICAN
CHURCH |

SERVICES and meetings to
be held at the church on All
Saints Way, South Beach, for
the week of January 16-22:

Sunday, 7 am - Sung Mass .

and Sermon, 10 am - Family
Eucharist & Holy Baptism, 6:30
pm - Evensong and Teaching

Monday, 7 pm - Education
For Ministry (EFM)

Tuesday, 8:30am. - Mass at
St. Luke's Chapel, Princess
Margaret Hospital, 6:30 pm -
Marching and Concert Band

Wednesday, 6 am - Mass and
Breakfast, 7 pm - Vestry Meet-:
ing, 7:30 pm - Chorale Practice

Thursday, 6:30 pm - March-
ing and Concert Band, 7:30 pm
- Senior Choir Practice

Friday, 6 am - Sunrise Mass
and Breakfast, 7:30 pm - Youth
Choir Practice

Saturday, 2 pm - Acolytes

- Practice

(Rector: Rev Fr S Sebastian

disaster, Indonesia is launching
its largest mental health drive
for traumatised survivors,
many of whom have never
heard of psychological coun-
selling before. And while the

physical toll of the catastro-

phe is clear in the devastated
towns of Aceh Province, the
psychological costs are more
difficult to define in a country
where people shun treatment

'... And to have
people from all
over the world
come there and
affirm their
humanity and
strengthen their
Spirit is exactly
what we want

to be a part of."
— Bishop Simeon Hall

for mental health problems
such as anxiety and depres-
sion. -

But Bishop Hall says that
such emotions are under-
standable in times like these.
“This is a fallen world, and yes
we have tragedies. There is no
easy answer. There is no pat
answer (that) you can give to
people in a crisis like this, save
to go and stand with them.
And that’s what we plan to

do.”



Campbell)

- ST MARGARET’S

ANGLICAN
CHURCH

THE church on Kemp Road
is scheduled to hold the follow-
ing worship services:

Sunday, 7 am - Low Mass
and Sermon, 9:30 am - Sung
Mass and Sermon, 6:30 pm’ -
Evensong, Sermon and Bene-
diction

FIRST
HOLINESS |
CHURCH
OF GOD

THE church on First Holi-
ness Way, Bamboo Town, is
scheduled to hold the follow-
ing services:

Sunday, 9:45 am - - Sunday
School, 11 am - Morning Wor-
ship, 7 pm - Evening Worship

Monday, 7:30 pm - Prayer
Meeting

Wednesday, noon - Prayer &
Praise Service, 7:30 pm - Bible
Study

Thursday, 7:30 pm - Praise &
Worship Service

- Friday (2nd and 4th), 7:30 pm
- Youth Meeting
Second Tuesdays, 7:30 pm -

_ SALT Ministry (Single Adults

Living Triumphantly)

Fourth Saturdays, 4 pm -
SOME. Ministry (Save Our.
Men Evangelism)

1st Sundays - Women's Day

2nd. Sundays - Youths
‘Day/Dedication of Infants
~ 3rd Sundays. - Mission

-Day/Communion

4th Sundays - Men's Day Ser-
vice
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article to The
Tribune’
Religion section:

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Indonesian peychologists say

the unprecedented scale of the

tsunami tragedy, which tias left
the Aceh virtually wiped clean
of human habitation, means.a
huge challenge for the coun-
try’s mental health experts.
Many of the worst-hit areas
are remote, and traditional
community support structures

‘for mental health, ranging

from extended family to reli-
gious institutions, have been
badly damaged by the disas-
ter.

But according to a letter
sent by Dr N Suppaya, the
pastor who invited the.
Bahamian delegation to Sin-
‘gapore, it is safe to make the
trip, even though the many
parts of the region is still in
chaos.

Flyers about the Asia mis-
sion have already gone-up in
the streets, and the people are
expecting a move of God to
follow this tragedy.

“The tidal waves ‘tsunamis’
have only affected. the north-
ern part of Malaysia and other
parts of Indonesia. Well, we
are not expecting for tsunamis,
but God’s Dunamis in this
2005,” the pastor wrote in his
letter.

Dr Suppaya is the pastor of
Jesus Saves Church in Wood-
land, Singapore, and the
national overseer of 75 church-
es throughout the Asiatic
region, according to Bishop
Hall.

In two-and-a-half weeks, the
team hopes to reach as many
countries in that affected
region, and offer its support.

“We will be there for the
better part of two-and-a-half
weeks, so we feel that is
enough time to visit each
area,” says Bishop Hall. “And
what we want to do is to be
able to be a blessing to several
of the churches in that area.”



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RELIGION

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005, FAGE 3U



Archbishop Patrick Pinder ordains

deacon during ‘emotional’ service

@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

ev Elvado Turnquest

was ordained to the

deaconate by Arch-

bishop Patrick Pinder

during an emotional
service at’St Francis Xavier Cathe-
dral last night.

Rev Turnquest, 31, is considered'a
transient deacon. Within a year he
will be ordained to the sacred priest-
hood.

He was born on January 1, 1974 to
Lawrence and Elizabeth Turnquest
in Nassau. When he was eight years
old his family moved to Mangrove
Cay, Andros. He attended the Vic-
toria Point Primary and Mangrove
Cay High schools.

Rev Turnquest was awarded a
scholarship to the College of the
Bahamas, where he began his studies
in architectural drawing.

In August of 1995, after applying
and being accepted into the seminary
programme for the Archdiocese of
Nassau, he transferred credits to St
Meinrad College in Indiana. He was
graduated from St Meinrad in 1998
with a bachelor’s degree in Psycholo-
8y.

In August 1998, he enrolled in
Notre Dame Seminary and School of
Theology in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rev Turnquest started teaching at
the Grand Bahama Catholic High
School in 2000, and in his final year
there served as Head of the Religion
Department.



@ REV ELVADO TURNQUEST

Rev Turnquest returned to Notre
Dame in August 2002.

He recently completed a five-
month deaconate internship at Our
Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic
Church in Nassau, and is expected to
graduate with a master’s of divinity in
May 2005.

There are two categories of dea-
con within the Roman Catholic
Church — the transient deacon, those
wha will eventually be ordained to
the priesthood; and the permanent
deacon, married (once) men over 35
years of age.

Under the Catholic tradition, if a
permanent deacon’s wife dies he is
not permitted to re-marry. A deacon
candidate must have the agreement
and support of his wife, who must

accompany her husband in training.

Deacons are men ordained by the
bishop “for the service of the people
of God” in a diocese (geographical
location).

‘Deacons are ordained to the min-
istry of word, sacrament and espe-
cially charity, and are committed to a
life of spirituality and prayer.

In serving the Body of Christ, dea-
cons collaborate with other persons
ministering in the church, specifically
with bishops, priests, lay ministers.as
well as all of the baptized.

Permanent deacons, unlike tran-
sient deacons, do not take the vow of
celibacy.

There are currently 14 permanent
deacons serving in the Catholic Arch-
diocese of Nassau.



Rev William Thompson says ‘walls
of family and faith’ are crumbling

Bahamas Christian Council president encourages police eee to ensure laws of land are upheld

i By CLEMENT JOHNSON

BAHAMAS Christian Council
president Rev Dr William Thompson
encouraged police officers to ensure
that the laws of the land are upheld, at
a time when “the walls of family and
faith” are crumbling.

Dr Thompson was speaking at the
Royal Bahamas Police Force’s annu-
al New Year service, held at Ebenez-
er Methodist Church on Sunday.
Every year, all of the 2,600-plus police
officers are encouraged to attend the
annual service to pray for protection
for the coming year.

Dr Thompson ‘compared the state
of the Bahamas today to the time of
the prophet Jeremiah, when foreign
forces had completely disrupted a
once proud, prosperous and God-
fearing nation.

“Well, when we look at our beloved

,; Bahamas .today, for the most part, we _

Sunday, January

can lament with Jeremiah — that the
wall is down,” he said.

“Those structures that once
enclosed us, supported us and influ-
enced us, for the most part, they are
falling down.”

He said the deterioration of the
structures that support family and
faith will leave the nation vulnerable
to evils of all kind.

Dr Thompson emphasised strength-

ening the protective walls that allow

us to be unique as a people.

He reminded the congregation that
the Bahamas was a blessed nation,
and that they should be mindful of
what God had done for this country.

“Where we ought to be positive,
progressive and prayerful, we are
unthankful, negative and forever grip-
ing and complaining about some-
thing,” he said.

“Crime is wall that must come

down. You see, crime is a direct prod-

“Are: ye sic “IK ¢ or r SUIFF a a



_ REV DR WILLIAM THOMPSON

CONVENING:

at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the East Street Tabernacle

Wednesday, January

uct of sin.’

He thanked the Commissioner of
Police Paul Farquharson and his offi-
cers for working to protect the coun-
try. And applauded the community
policing and urban renewal pro-

“Crime is wall that
must come down.
You see, crime is a
direct product of sin.”

— Rev William Thompson

grammes for playing a role in reduc-
ing some of the crime.

Dr Thompson challenged parents,
teachers, ministers, leaders and all
responsible citizens to pool their
resources and join in the fight against

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BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY

crime and criminal elements.

During his address he also point-
ed to flagrant advertising and illegal
gambling. He said: “Mr Commission-
er, I don’t know if it is against the
law for advertisers to use naked
women with just a string around their
bodies on flyers and in the newspa-
pers, as a way of selling their products.
Please be aware that these flyers are
made public — even to our children. If
the foundation is destroyed, what can
the righteous do?”

Dr Thompson reiterated that the
church would never support gam-
bling, in any form, in the Bahamas.
“Gambling probates and encourages
laziness, Gambling is destructive to
the family way of life.”

He noted that the Bahamas.is a
small country that relies heavily on
tourism, and cannot afford to gener-
ate negative publicity or¥* be party to
any such activity”.

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@ By CLEMENT JOHNSON

n a powerful message to

members of Mt Pleasant

Green Baptist Church Inter-

national, Senior Pastor Dr

Wesley L Thompson told the
congregation that “sin” was prevent-
ing the church from reaching its full
potential.

Dr Thompson was addressing del-
egates and members as they began
their prayer conference on Sunday,
January 9, under the theme “When
the Church agrees” — Matthew 18:19-
21.

According to Dr Thompson, God is
exposing filth within the church.

“When the pastor is keeping sweet-
heart and having children with the
missionary sister in the church, some-
thing is wrong with that,” he said.

Opposition leader praises Seven -day
Adventists’ exemplary leadershi

By CLEMENT JOHNSON

OPPOSITION Leader Alvin
Smith praised the Seventh-day
Adventists’ exemplary leadership
during an address at the opening of
the Adventists’ annual conference
on January 5.

Mr Smith was among the digni-
‘taries who attended the official open-

ing of the conference. Dr. Herbert
J. Thompson, President of the North-

ern Caribbean University of Seventh-
day Adventist, Mandeville, Jamaica,
was the guest speaker. He spoke on
the conference’s theme: “United in
witness of truth.”

The leader of the Opposition said
that the theme of the conference was
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“You cannot remain in the presence
of God and still be involved in filth.”

He reminded church members that
it is important to find time to pray,
pointing to Job and all the prophets
who developed a habit of praying in
the early morning hours.

“Jesus, for example, would go out
early in the morning by himself to
commune with his Father,” said Dr
Thompson.

“Without the presence of God in
your life you will dry up. Prayer
should be a part of the Christian rou-
tine, and not only on Sunday but all
through the week. And the Christian
should develop a habit like the
prophets and Jesus, to seek God ear-
ly in the morning.”

He likened the Christian spiritual
life to that of a well-tuned vehicle.
Dr Thompson urged the congrega-

tion to “get their lives properly
tuned”, adding that bad habits and
bad ways are obstructions to a healthy

“When the pastor is
keeping sweetheart
and having children
with the missionary
sister in the church,
something is wrong

with that.”
-— Dr Wesley Thompson

Christian life.
“Walk in the spirit. If you walk i in
the spirit then the flesh would not be



able to have such a strong hold on
the lives of the believers. Christians
dry up when they move away from
God and his presence,” he said.
“Those who spend quality time with

God are different from those who do .

not. Many Christians are poor wit-
nesses to Christ.

. “Jesus could not just wave his hand
and a miracle would happen, he had
to spend time with his Father and be
attentive to Him.”

He encouraged church members to
re-build prayer altars in their homes,
citing the prophet Elisa who.rebuilt
the broken altar.

“Christianity demands that one has
a relationship with Jesus and you stay

.in touch with him,” said. Dr Thomp-

son.

up and kills sin or it will destroy the

Alvin Smith speaks at opening of annual conference

. nation, especially during the start of
a new year.

The Bahamas Conference of Sev-
enth-day Adventists has a local
membership of more than 13,000
with 22 churches in New Providence,
and a worldwide population of more
than 20 million.

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of the best in this country where stu-
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where the development of spiritual-
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of their Adventist education.”

He congratulated Pastor Leonard
Johnson, conference president, on
the work the Adventists do in train-
ing.

“Mr. President, I must also con-
gratulate you on the emphasis your
conference places on leadership .
training, your pastors and elders are
testament to this obvious commit-
ment. I am impressed with the level
of leadership qualities and education
which your pastor and elders pos-
sess, which are so vital in this day
and age,” Mr Smith said.

He further commented on their
educational system and their youth

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programmes.
“The quality programme and
committed leadership that you offer.
to your youth group, Pathfinders, are
exemplary, and all who are involved
are to be commended for their tire-
less efforts in training our youth.
“The music, oh the music in your
churches are known for having some
of the most melodious music this side
of heaven, your choirs, like the Meis-

tersingers, Harmonious Praise, just to”

name a few, continue to inspire
Bahamians of all denominations as
they partake in cultural events in our
beautiful Bahamaland.

“As you gather.and deliberate in





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“Tt is time that the church wakes

_ upward, onward together towards a

church. It is time that the people who:
bear God’s name humble themselves.7;
and turn from their wicked ways and.
turn to God.” me
Added Dr Thompson: “They needy
to get rid of all the other Gods that
they have and worship the one God.=s
Your wife is not a king. Your hus-*"
band is not a king. Your pastor is not’ se
king. There is only one king, and that,
is God.”
When the church prays, he said,. 4
something happens. “When Peter was:
jailed and the believers prayed, some
thing happened, and so it should be:
with the present church, because Go
is looking for a place and people:
whom he can be comfortable with’:
and where there is joy in the camp.” ©
The conference ended yesterday at.*
the church on East and Quackoo”
Streets.


















convention this week, please contin- |,
ue to pray for the world as it grapples |.
with the devastation of the Tsunami |,
in Asia. Know that the prayer of a
righteous man availeth much,” said
Mr Smith...

“If each Bahamian adult begins: .
this year committing or recommit-
ting himself or herself to be a wit-
ness of truth,” said Mr Smith, “a wit-
ness of integrity; a witness of broth- _
erhood and sisterhood, a witness of
respect for person and property we
would have a country that’s. full of
loving, caring, sharing, sensitive citi- |
zens uniting and moving forward,









common goal of goodwill and good —
citizenship — witnesses and catalyst

7 teh



‘Chosen, Ordained, and Sent’ |

\



MEN ROUTE TO THAILAND — Lisa Gardiner (pictured) of the Blue Hill Gospel Chapel has __
been “Chosen, Ordained, and Sent” by the Assemblies of Brethren in the Bahamas’ Unit-
ed Missions Department to travel to Thailand, a country affected by the recent tsunami _ |
which followed an earthquake on December 26. Described as the world’s largest foren- |
sic operation, the goal now is to identify the 5,300 Thai confirmed dead in the tsunami.

There will be a commendation service held for Ms Gardiner at her church tomorrow at

7.30pm.















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fter much
prayer and con-

secration, thou-
of members

sands

from both the Church |

| of God of Prophecy

and Church of God are:

eager to join forces in
this mighty up-coming
crusade.

‘Born out of the
Holiness Movement
which swept across
the United States of
America at the turn of
the twentieth century,
the Pentecostal Fire
reached our Bahama
land shores in 1910.

is was the begin-
ning of a new era in
dur circle known:.as
the Pentecostal move-
ment.

Fiery ‘sermons, exu-
Berant worship and
unforgettable. testi-
tnonies _ which — are
characteristic of the
“Jumpers” was: once
despised by religious
heads i is now the order

‘of the day. Revivals

and Crusades which
are’ traditionally apart

of our national church .

calendars, are design
to attract and minister
to those in our com-

munity who. are spiri-
tually: ‘oppress and’

depress by accepting

Christ as their Saviour.
It is also opportunity
for healing and for the
believers to be
recharged and
strengthen in their
Christian walk.

This Crusade which

comes at a pivotal

‘time when our country

and the world is expe-
riencing destruction
and = spiritual . decay,
and is in need of mira-
cle. from ‘God.

We. are delighted to
have Bishop William.

Mo. Wilson,

‘International Minister

of Outreach for both
our organizations from
Cleveland, Tennessee

as our guest cprbachie:

tionately call ‘Billy’ is

Power surge, Miracle

Bishop ‘Wilson affec-

anointed ‘speaker and
he is also the Voice of
Salvation Minister,
and executive produc-
er and host of World
Impact, a weekly tele-
vision broadcast now
seen in: all 50 states
and over 150 nations,
and can heard in over:
100 nations on Voice
of Salvation Weekly:
Radio Program and 5
Minutes to Victory,
contemporary radio
broadcasts. He. has
served in this capacity
since 1994.

Our fellowships invite
you to come to this

Breakthrough | Joint
Evangelistic Crusade

expecting God. to do a
new thing, in a new
way. Get ready for the
‘Out pouring’, Don’t
miss your blessing!!!!






. Sunday, Janudry 16th thru lay,
at 7330 p.m. nightly at the East Street Tabernacle

Wednesday, January 19th thru Friday, January. 21 st, 2005
at 7:30 pam. nightly at the Church of God Convention’ Centre



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She is a pioneer in

every aspect, her legacy: |

is. known throughout

prophecy churches espe-

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Love Center Church. And ,

even at the age of 91,

Jennie Thompson. is, still

an avid supporter of the.
Fine Arts Ministry. For
60 plus. years Jennie :
Thompson has. served |
faithfully in many capac-
ities in the Church of God_
of: Prophecy . including ;
~ -WMB,

Choir, just to name a few. :

Supporting’ her — son,::
George.
Thompson, well known

Bishop

playwright ard musician,
Jennie Thompson had
participated in numerous
stage plays and choral
productions. She is. best
remembered for strong

soprano leading many

performances.’

Just ‘recently on’

Tuesday, December 28th
during the © church’s
Christmas Production,
tributes were paid to her
by the Love Center
Family featuring her

grandchildren and former
pastors Brother: Steve
Hepburn Sr. and Bishop

Rudolph V. Bowe.



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celebrations, ‘parents every |

| where were making) final

preparations’ to ‘send ‘their
children’ back to. ‘college.

ay ‘Some parents \ were prayer-
Evangelism, ‘}

ful, hopeful’ ‘and ‘proud
because soon’ their child

would achieve their goal of

attaining a quality college

education. Some parents -
were prayerful yet ‘con-: '
cerned:.. about finances,

Another...term..closer-te~
graduation’ but another
term of sacrifices: -and

doing..with out to ensure .
their child’s success. Other:
‘parents were prayerful ‘yet

anxious and concermed for
their child’s safety on. the
college campus ° where
reports. of violence and
immorality seem to be the

_ordér of the day.

They will travel to. Canada,
South: Carolina, ’ Texas,

‘New: Orleans, Tennessée
_and. Georgia. ‘These. stu-
. dents ‘will .continue their
studies in a wide range of
disciplines-- ranging from
Business Administration, |

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Law, ‘Natural.

Arts and ‘Political’ Science. :

In keeping with the tradi- *
. tion of the Englerston con-
“gregation; the : ‘clergy: and
inémbéis ‘held a service of
_rededicaton to pray for our,
students ‘traveling. abroad:
The saints at ‘Englerston’

are-not satisfied to allow

our students’ to meet the —

challenges of this ‘life

~alone; so-we offer:them up

unto the Lord'in prayer and
we know he will keep them
when they are ‘in harms
way. ' Sin

“Bishop R:V. Bowe; senior

pastor of the Englerston
encouraged the returning

students to be guided by

the presence of the Holy
Spirit: and to find comfort
and sdlace in the Word of
God. Our students were
charged to seek God in all
their undertakings: Then
and only then, would these
young -minds ‘be guaran-
teed success. If they under-

~-gtand’ that the: fear of the

Lord is the beginning of



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hanges their college stent
‘to lake the name of Jesus with them —

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wisdom and remiain. faith
ful to. God, ‘God will be.
- faithful to them. They were’

challenged: to’ be ‘beacons

» on their. various carnpuses
and dormitories and to’be
‘young’ Christian :’ ‘Jeaders



amongst their peers. They

were told’ that ‘as God ‘was.
_ with Moses, ‘so’ will. he: be

with them. Bishop. Bowe
reminded them that their

parents are making serious’
sacrifices’ and’ he -encour-

aged them to’ make their

parents and church ‘family

“proud of them.’ 3). 2)

_ Associate. pastor Timothy
Johnson joined Bishop '

Bowe in laying hands: on
our students and anointed

them ; with oil: He. admon-

ished our. college ‘students

Their gifts, their talents: all

came from God and in this
service ‘of rededication he
challénged them to let.their *:

hands do God’s work, their
lips sing God’s praises and
their lives reflect the honor

vand glory of God. They







‘were charged to také the

name’ of Jesus with them —
and find comfort i in God's

‘word:

ae this first: service of
, the New: Year, ithe .saints
“were encouraged to reflect
on the. many. undeserved

blessings \ ‘that’. were

bestowed on our Iécal con-
gregation and the many tri-
‘als: and: tribulations that

God brought us thru. They

- were encouraged to surren- -
. der their past with its fail-
ures, disappointments and

regrets and. press towards

.the challenges that lie

ahead in 2005.’

It is so refreshing to have
‘young: people: who. would

dedicate their’ time and

) their talents to the work of
studying abroad to take the
name: of Jesus with: them.’

the church; These. young

adults actively participate

in Sunday ‘School, the
Youth: Choir, The Drama
Club, the . Praise and
Worship ‘team ‘and the
Youth Ministry at our local

church.






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Pastor Leonard Johnson speaking on Wednesday night at
the opening of the convention at Grant’s Town Church



unctuated with reports from the various

ministries of the Adventist Church and

melodious music by the Convention
Choir, the Adventist Men's Chorale, and other
singing groups, the Adventist Convention 2005
was an inspiration to hundreds in attendance.
Opening the yearly event with a powerful, soul-
searching message on Wednesday, January 5,
Dr. Leonard Johnson, president of Bahamas
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, chal-

lenged the members to demonstrate their belief

in God by standing up for the truth and princi-
ples recorded in the Word of God.

He observed that many church people have
deviated from Christian standards such as

In the above photos the Minister of Education, Hon. Alfred Sear, joins other school and
Adventist administrators in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new school complex.



Thompson at the close of convention 2005

morality, honesty, integrity and love.

Dr. Johnson said that in an attempt to make
the church more relevant to today's society,
some have left God out as the center of wor-
ship. But people ought to come to church to
worship God, not to be entertained. He noted
further that the Christian church is confronted
by two dangers: (1) saying more than the Word
of God says, and (2) omitting what God has
said. He declared that we should be guided by
the truth of God's Word and should be united in
standing up for truth. Also, those who love God
and believe in Jesus will do what God require
them to do.

In reference to the development of sports in

Partial view of the proposed multi-million
constructed on Marshall Road

entists

e of Seventh-da Adventists

Wiener nantes

Pastor Johnson honoring Dr. Herbert and Mrs. Avery Dr. Thompson, president of Northern Caribbean University,
speaking on Thursday night at Hillview

our country, Dr. Johnson stated that the lottery
should not be used to support sports. He felt
that every citizen ought to contribute toward the
funding of our sporting program.

The guest speaker for the Convention, Dr.
Herbert Thompson, president of Northern
Caribbean University emphasized the impor-
tance of our speaking the truth in words and
actions. Drawing on his personal experience,
Dr. Thompson used a practical approach to
show that a true witness of truth will observe

-the natural laws of health as well as God's moral

law that ought to govern the life of. the

Christian.

W Bahamas Academy School to be

.More than one hundred Adventist lay leaders (church elders) participated in a Prayer
Breakfast on Sunday, January 6, 2005 at the Grant’s Town Church.



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Bishop ELLIS STARTS HISTORIC RADIO PRAYER
PROGRAM WitH A SHorT WorD.

With prayer as a major building block of the Ministry
and Prayer Meeting being the largest weeknight gather-
ing of the church, one would think that the Mount Tabor
Full Gospel Baptist Church family would be content
with the place that prayer now has in the Ministry and in
the lives of its members. Additionally, after the Church
dubbed 2004; “The Year We Pray It Through”; and even
greater emphasis was placed on prayer, which subse-
quently resulted in Mt. Taborites being so inspired to
strengthen and enhance their prayer lives; that a spirit of
prayer and intercession and another level of excitement
; about the practical,
life changing power
of prayer became
even more predomi-
nant within — the
Church than ever
before; one would
assume that surely
they would. settle
with that. But under
the anointed leader
ship of Bishop Neil
C. Ellis, Senior
Pastor, Mount Tabor
is once’ again
focused on intensi-
fying their prayer



lives. Mindful of the
fact

CALLING.ON THE Lorp!

“Little
pro-
“Little

that,
Prayer”




pro-
“More
and

Prayer”
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“Much
Power’; Mt.
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Lives &

"in 2005,
prayer once
again found its

BisHOP
WILLIAM MouRrPHY JR.
SHARES Ow
EINTERCESSORY PRAYER. way into the

central focus
of the Ministry for the year and this dynamic body of
believers is already diligently in pursuit of this incredi-
bly powerful and timely objective!

It all got off to an official and national start on Monday
January 10th at 10:30am with the hosting of an historic
LIVE Prayer Call-In Radio Progran: “Prayer Power
Hotline” hosted by Bishop Ellis on 1540AM. The radio
program, the first of it’s kind in the Bahamas committed
solely to allowing Bahamians throughout the length and
breadth of the country to call in live with their personal
prayer
requests,
got off to
a tremen-
dous. start
Be tye
already
appears to
be shap-
jing up to
becoming

120 ISTERCESORS AND LEADERS ASSEMBLED IN Mn very pop-
TaBOR’S UPPER ROOM For PRAYER WorKSHOP, u lar



RELIGION

MOUNT TABOR
FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Willow Tree Ave., Pinewood Gardens + P.O. Box N-9705 « Tel: (242) 392-2322 + Fax: (242) 392-4343
Website: www.mounttabor.org * www.neilellisministries.com * Email: mttabor@bateinet.bs

NEWS _

Certainly, popularity is not the objective of the show,
but Bishop Ellis is convinced of the fact that Bahamians
need to be reminded of the awesome power of prayer
and that a program of this nature will not only reintro-
duce and reinforce the need.to “Pray It Through” with-
in the hearts and minds of many in our country that may
have turned to other means of finding help and relief for
the challenges of life, but it will also be a powerful
means of getting Prayer into the atmosphere of our
nation. Thus, the programs placement on the only radio



station that covers the entire country was deliberate and

strategic! The response to the program was immediate
and tremendous, as phone lines lit up within a few min-
utes after the half hour program got started and
remained clogged with callers for the entire show.
Additionally, many persons that could not get their
prayer requests in-‘to Bishop Ellis on air during the pro-
gram, called in to the Mt. Tabor with their requests
throughout the day.

But before Bishop Ellis turned his prayer focus to the
nation, new in-house initiatives were undertaken to
ensure that the prayer goals of the Ministry are accom-
plished this year. To this end, a Pastor of Intercessory
Prayer (Pastor-Elect Rochelle Moss) was appointed and
- a group of 120 intercessors was formed. And because
Bishop Ellis firmly believes that a call to ministry is first



SAINTS IN PRAYER.

of all call to preparation, from Monday January 10th —

Wednesday 12th the intercessors and top leadership of

Mount Tabor went through and intensive Intercessory
Prayer Workshop with Bishop William’ Murphy Jr,
Senior Pastor of New Mount Moriah Baptist Church in
Pontiac Michigan and Bishop of Intercessory Prayer of
the Full’ Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
International. In these intense and powerful sessions,
Bishop Murphy dealt with both the practical and spiritu-
al aspects of Intercessory Prayer and also gave the par-
ticipants insight into both the blessings and challenges
of being on the “front line” of ministry as an intercessor.
In every session the Lord moved so powerfully both
during the teaching times and in the practical demon-



INTERCESSORS ENJOY INTENSIVE PRAYER TRAINING
WORKSHOP.

strations, that it was at times challenging to conclude the
90 minute sessions, which were held 6:00 — 7:30pm
nightly.

But Praise God there was more praying to be done, as
at 7:30pm each night the entire congregation also came
together for the Annual Jump Start Services. And
because this focus on prayer is both corporate and per-
sonal, this year Jump Start (which is the church’s first
weeknight gathering for the year), was also committed
to prayer. On Monday January 10th, after leading the
way in the first Communion Service of the year, Bishop
Ellis delivered a very powerful and insightful message

outlining why Prayer is so important in this season of

the Ministry and indeed the individual lives of the entire

one,

Ving

IHUHSVAY, JAINUANT 10, cuUL, FNUL ou





REJOICING OVER ANSWERED PRAYERS.

membership of the
Church. Those whe
may have taken a
casual approach to
the need to pray cer-
tainly developed a
greater understand-
ing of the spiritual |
implications of this
prayer focus and
many went away
with a greater appre-
ciation for the
absolute need - to
“Intensify” their
prayer lives regard-
less of the level tha
it was previously at.
Then on the follow-
two nights, Gerrinc A PRAYER THROUGH!
Bishop Murphy and his team of intercessors led the







#) church into some awe inspiring sessions of prayer and
mcommunion with God that was nothing short of

“Heavenly”! There was little preaching, just praise,
worship, prayer and intercession. What a glorious, rich
experience it was to see everyone from the pulpit to the
pew either on their faces or on their knees before the
Lord. The atmosphere each night was so saturated with
the manifested presence of God, that bodies were



Bisuor Murenry In DEEP INTERCESSION.

healed, generational curses were broken and nightly
persons were eternally delivered and set free from
almost every type of bondages imaginable. The sessions
concluded on Wednesday evening with a special
“Laying on of hands” session for the newly appointed
intercessors, who were then officially released to Pray
wntil-they touch the Heart of God, release the Power of
God and cause the Hand of God te move!

It's becoming more evident now why Mt. Tabor’s slo-
gan for the year 2005 is; “Our Year of High
Expectations’, because with this kind of commitment to
Prayer, this year the sky is not the limit, it’s merely a tar-
get; as God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly
above all that we are able to ask (pray for) or think!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!



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