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Volume: 101 No.48


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RM Bailey staff

stage sit-in over

'crisis of violence'

Tribune Staff Reporter
PM BAILEY teachers held a
sit4n yesterday to draw atten-
tion to what they said is a crisis
of violence in public education,
afteI 15-year-old RM EaillV-
student came to the school
wielding a machete.
The incident follows the stab-
bing of another 15-year-old at
the school on Tuesday last
Teachers said they are now
living in fear of their own stu-
"Teachers generally, not just
at RM Bailey are feeling fearful,
and school safety and security is
an issue," one member of staff
Minister of Education Alfred
Sears arrived at the school yes-
terday after learning of the inci-
He met with the teachers and
pledged to address the security
situation at the school immedi-
"I am going to sit with the
deputy prime minister, and the
co6imissioner of police, and
also the commodore, to see
what can be done in terms of
the deployment of people.
"I am going to sit with the
minister of state for finance so
that we can get the financial
clearance to hire additional.
.security. You have my commit-
mnent on that," he said.
-Officers armed with auto-
matic weapons patrolled the
R Bailey campus yesterday
as the minister took questions

Man charged with two murders

and comments from the teach-
Teachers pointed to issues
such as the growing lack of
interest in education shown by
parents, deficiencies in the cur-
riculum, and the lack of basic
skills as the root of worsening--
violence in schools.
"I live in fear for my life,"
said one teacher who asked Mr
Sears what course of action
should be taken for teachers
injured by students.
RM Bailey Principal Dressier
Sherman told The Tribune that
yesterday's incident was the
result of an altercation which
occurred outside of the school.
"A young man came on the
compound with a cutlass.
"He has an altercation with
someone after school at the bus
stop yesterday, and his mother
took him to the South Beach
police station to make a com-
"Apparently this morning he
was still angry, and so he came
in early this morning with a cut-
lass," she said.
Mrs Sherman said security
officers were able to disarm the
youth, and that he was turned
over to police.
According to the principal,
one of the main causes of vio-
lence is the encroachment of
the surrounding environment
on the school.
"We are especially challenged
because of our layout and our
surroundings," she explained,
pointing out that RM Bailey is a
SEE page 11

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* DAVID COOPER-CUNNINGHAM outside of court yesterday.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune sraff)

A 26-YEAR-OLD man
appeared in court yesterday
charged with two of the
three murders that have
been committed this year.
David Cooper-Cunning-
ham was charged with the
murders of O'Brian Smith-
Sands and Richard Petty.
He and 19-year-old
Michael Thompson, of 31
First Street, Coconut Grove
were charged with the

armed robbery of Wilmac's
Pharmacy on January 13
and the murder of its secu-
rity guard, Richard Petty.,
The two are accused of
having used a handgun to
rob the establishment of
$5,018.69. Mr Petty was
reportedly lying face down
on the floor, as he was
order to do by two robbers,
when he was shot in the
back of the head.
The men were arraigned
before Magistrate Maralyn
Meers, who set the prelimi-
nary inquiry into the matter

for April 6.
Cooper-Cunnigham, who
appeared in court in blood-,
soaked clothes, told the
court he was beaten for
three days by police officers
with baseball bats and cut-
lasses. He said police
denied him medication. He
said he had bruises and cuts
* all over his body..
Cooper-Cunningham was
also arraigned with Vincent
Nairn, a 23-year-old resi-
dent of Sunshine Subdivi-
SEE page 11

Motorist jumps

from PI bridge

after striking

three vehicles
- By PAUL G.
Tribune Staff Reporters
A MOTORIST leapt more
than 70 feet from one of the
Paradise Island bridges into the
sea yesterday after being
involved in a traffic accident.
The man survived the fall and
was dragged from the water by
ferry boat operators. He is cur-
rently recovering in hospital.
The bizarre incident hap-
pened in early morning traffic,
when a man driving a white
Dodge Ram truck struck three
vehicles on the bridge
approaching Paradise Island,
Police Superintendent Hulan
Hanna said.
"It appears as if he may have
some mental problems," Mr
Hanna added.
He explained that police
received information about the
accident sometime after 7am
yesterday. Officers arrived on
the scene and received infor-
mation that the man had
jumped backwards off the
Frank Wallace, a security
guard at Marina One, said:
"There was this big commotion
and so I positioned myself so
that I could get a better view of
the bridge. I saw when this
white, bareback "rasta looking"
guy hop out of his truck and
you could see a ton of con-
struction workers chasing him."
According to Mr Wallace, the
man leaped over the rail near
the apex of the bridge, faced
the men chasing him, and
jumped backwards into the
water below.
"Man that looked like a
movie this morning. It was
unbelievable," he said.
Mr Hanna said that police
were able to apprehend the
man with the assistance of ferry
boat operators stationed under
the bridges.
Dino Dean, a ferry boat oper-
ator, said: "First I saw all these
people running to the entrance
of the ferry boats. So as I saw
them running I started running
as well and that's when I see
this guy jump," he said.
According to Mr Dean, the
jumper had to be restrained by
SEE page 11

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Bahamians have their say

as US president sworn in

based on what was good for the
country. I hope that he can bring
those troops home soon because
there are so many of them dying,
and then they have families, who
they have left behind. I do not
know what a second term means
for the Bahamas because we are
so close to the United States that
whatever happens there will
have an effect on us."
Nancy Brown, Travel agent
"Well it would appear that
President Bush is a better can-
didate than his opponent John
Kerry was. In this second term,
the world is in for a challenge. In
his first term there was Septem-
ber 11, 2001 so it will be fasci-
nating to see what the tyrannies
in the world try this term. I
hope his second term is better. I
do not know where this will
leave the Bahamas, because
there are issues like drugs and
Samuel "90" Knowles to consid-
Walter Rolle 43, Business

Tribune Staff Reporter
Bush was yesterday sworn in at
Capitol Hill in Washington, DC,
to begin his second term of
office. The Bahamas was repre-
sented at the ceremony by Par-
liamentary Secretary in the Min-
istry of Health Ron Pinder and
Parliamentary Secretary in the
Ministry of Works John Carey.
In light of the occasion The
Tribune went on Bay Street to
ask Bahamians their opinions of
what a second four-year Bush
term may yield.
"I think they need a new Pres-
ident. They are funneling per-
sons through the system. Per-
sons who have committed crimes
in the United States are allowed
to travel to the Bahamas, but
persons who have committed
crimes here cannot travel to
America. That is a bias mentali-
James Storr, 39 Barber
"I think that President Bush
will be an effective president in
this term of office. I am sure that
he will be able to bring the
troops back from Iraq soon."
Sherwood Hanna, 42 Paint
and Body repairman.
"I think that President Bush is
an intelligent man, but I think
he rushed too quickly into war. I
think that he is too eager to
place himself in the history
books as a great war president
instead of working to take
America to the next stage. I was
more partial to Senator John
Kerry because he looked like he
would have raised the taxes on
the wealthy people and give the
tax breaks to the people who
needed them the most instead
of draining resources from the
poor people."
Phillipa, 17, Student at
Bahamas Baptist College
"I think he should not have
gone into war. I think it was
more a personal vendetta than


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Pinder: ceremony was

a magnificent display

SPEAKING from the inaugu-
ration of US President George
W Bush in Washington yesterday
afternoon, Ron Pinder, MP for
Marathon and part of the
Bahamian delegation, said that
the official ceremony was "a mag-
nificent display of celebrating a
figure of democracy."
"From this example Bahami-
ans can see how the Americans
celebrate tradition and them-
selves," he said.
Mr Pinder further said that in
his opinion the remark by Presi-
dent Bush regarding freedom was
especially important.

"Our country must abandon all
the habits of racism, because we
cannot carry the message of free-
dom and the baggage of bigotry
at the same time," Mr Pinder
said; citing the United States pres-
Mr Pinder said that President
Bush's remarks showed the need
for "all democracies to advance
the idea of democracy throughout
the world."
While in Washington, the
Bahamian delegation met with
Republican Senators and Con-
gressman and attended the Sena-
torial and Inaugural Balls.

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Bush embarked on his sec-
ond term, telling a world
anxious about war and ter-
rorism that the United
States would not shrink
from new confrontations
across the globe with "the
great objective of ending
Four minutes before noon
(1700GMT) Thursday Bush
placed his left hand on a
family Bible and recited 39
tradition-hallowed words
that every president since
George Washington has
uttered, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
With 150,000 American
troops deployed in Iraq at a
cost of $1 billion a week and
more than 1,360 killed, Bush
also beseeched Americans
for patience.
"Our country has accept-
ed obligations that are diffi-
cult to fulfill and would be
dishonorable to abandon,"
the president declared in the
first wartime inauguration
in more than three decades.

Chief Justice William H.
Rehnquist, 80 years old and
frail with thyroid cancer,
administered the oath in his
first public appearance in
three months a gesture
Bush called "incredibly
Rehnquist's ill health may
give Bush a second-term
opportunity to nominate the
Supreme Court's first new
justice in nearly 11 years.
It was the first inaugura-
tion since the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and
the capital was enveloped in
a security blanket of thou-
sands of police and miles
(kilometers) of metal barri-
cades,. -.
Snipers lined rooftops,
while bomb-sniffing dogs
toiled down below.
Bush spoke before a shiv-
ering throng at the West
Front of the Capitol build-
ing, the monuments of
American government -
Washington, Jefferson, Lin-
coln stretched before him
on a snowy landscape. Sen.
John Kerry, who had bat-
tled Bush for the presidency,
watched along with other
The 55th U.S. inaugura-
tion celebration stretched
from a 40-minute morning
prayer service at St. John's
Church to late-night revelry
at nine fancy balls. The fes-
tivities were financed by $40
million in private donations
and tens of millions in relat-
ed costs.

Bush rode in an armored
limousine, behind police on
motorcycles in a V forma-
tion, to lead the inaugural
parade 1.7 miles (2.7 kilo-
Aeters) down Pennsylvania
Avenue to the White
House. The license plate
read: USA 1.
Hundreds of anti-war pro-
testers, some carrying cof-
fin-like cardboard boxes to
signify the deaths of U.S.
troops in Iraq, stood along
the parade route. They
jeered and shook their fists
as Bush rode past. "Worst
president ever, impeach-
bush.org" one sign said.
Another read: "Guilty of
war crimes."
Rows of law enforcement
officers stood between the
protesters and the parade,
and Bush's motorcade sped
up as it passed the demon-
stration area. The president
and his wife, Laura, got out
of the car to walk the last
two blocks to the White
Democrats attended the
inauguration but didn't hide
their unhappiness.
"Personally, I don't feel
much like celebrating," said
House Democratic leader
Nancy Pelosi of California.
"So I'm going to mark the
occasion by pledging to do
everything in my power
to fight the extremist
Republican's destructive






Men still missing at sea

after two week search

Tribune Staff Reporters
TWO MEN remain missing
at sea after more than two
weeks of search efforts by
Bahamian and United States
rescue organizations.
Captain Wade Reilly and
crew member Ricardo Hinsey

BASRA: incident 'very sad'

of the 59-foot fishing boat Lady
Una went missing in the Exu-
mas on January 3, but the inci-
dent was not reported until six
days later.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue Association (BASRA)
Operations Manager Chris
Lloyd said the search was "a

difficult one from the get-go, so
much time had passed between
when we were alerted and when
we began the search."
According to reports, the

Arawak Cay vendors

call for 'camaraderie'

Tribune Staff Reporter
VOICING their concerns and frus-
tration over being closed by govern-
ment officials for not having their
licences renewed for the new year,
vendors at Arawak Cay feel that better
camaraderie amongst vendors at the
Arawak Cay and Potter's Cay Dock is
needed to prevent what they feel is an
"abuse of power" on behalf of the
police force.
Police officials state that they were
only enacting the laws of the country
in their raids on the two sites earlier
this week and deny any misuse of force
on their part.
On Monday police and government
officials inspected the vendors at
Arawak Cay and Potter's Cay Dock
for their licence to sell intoxicating
liquors in New Providence, their cer-
tificate of sanitation, and their annual
business licences. Establishments that
were found in violation were closed
until the owners renewed them.
Numerous vendors \ere also arre.st-
.ed.for selling alcohol without a licence..
' "I don'tkno,. if the! two docks are
under the same association but if they

aren't then they need to be. You see
they are messing with people's liveli-
hood and they don't seem to know
how to go about it. These businesses
that have been closed and are still
closed are hurting. These people have
to send their children to school and
pay their bills. How do they expect
them to make ends meet if they close
down their shops?" asked the man-
agement of Goldies at Arawak Cay.

On Monday all vendors on Arawak
Cay, besides the "Oh Andros" booth,
were closed for not having their vari-
ous licences up to date. They have now
all re-opened for business.
"You see licences are up at the end
of the year. I know that, but I thought
that maybe they would give us a little
leeway or grace period as we try to
get the licences renewed," said Buddy
McCardy, the proprietor of Twin
"Most of these guys out here started
out at Potter's Ca\.-so. we ca:.,associ- ,
.ate, with what. the:y,,aTre goingJtrough.;
Inspectors have been here afso, with
sanitation officials through and

through my place. They gave me the
thumbs up so I was able to open back
up on Wednesday," said Mr McCardy.
Other vendors were not as fortunate
as Mr McCardy, and on Wednesday
many establishments at Arawak Cay
were still closed.

Felton Sands of Doc Sands Live Fish
and Conch at Potter's Cay Dock said
that it was horrible what happened to
the vendors at the dock.
"They just come in and take our
beers and all the while the tourists just
sitting right there. They ain't even pull
the proprietor aside and say like 'After
this you can't sell beers anymore' or
something like that. It was embarrass-
"Conch salad and beer is the
Bahamian thing. Why they want to
take one away from us? It's like killing
off a part of our culture. People like to
come out here and sit down on the
dock, meet friends or make new ones,
while they enjoying their scorch conch
and Kalik.
!'It's a"shame that something like
this had to happen," he said.

four-man crew of the Lady Una
were fishing in the waters
between North Ragged Island
and Exuma, when their
vessel was disabled close to a
small isle known as Water
As their boat was not
equipped with a communica-
tions system, Captain Reilly and
Mr Hinsey boarded a 13-foot
Boston Whaler to make their
way to George Town, Exuma,
to buy the necessary supplies to
repair the Lady Una.
"They left on a small 13-foot
boat with no safety and no com-
munication equipment," said
Mr Lloyd.
The two men arrived in
George Town on January 3 and
bought a battery and other
necessities before leaving
to head back to their fishing
After having heard nothing
from his captain after five days,
one of the two remaining crew
members on the Lady Una on
January 8 caught transport to
George Town aboard another
vessel that was fishing in the
Having arrived on the island,
the crewman inquired after his
two shipmates only to be told
that they had left five days
before. The crewman then
immediately alerted the author-
"On January 9 we then con-
ducted an aircraft search, the
US Coast and OBPAT (Opera-
tion Bahamas, Turks and'
Caicos) were also called in and
they did a search of the waters
by helicopter," said Mr Lloyd.
The BASRA official
explained that the US Coast
Guard helicopter was able to
locate the Lady Una, now run
. aground on the c.ay, and
observed four men sitting
on the beach "knocking

out conchs."
The men declined the assis-
tance of the US Coast Guard
and the officers assumed that'
the two missing men had
returned to the boat.
It was not. until January 13,
that it was discovered that two
of the four men that the Coast
Guard had observed were resi-
dents from George Town who
had made their way out to the
Lady Una to assist the remain-
ing crew.
Mr Lloyd said the search
parameter for the two men was
then expanded to include the
entire western Bahamas as well
as the Gulf Stream.

"Normally, the first 48 hours
are critical, but to begin the
search after more than six days
makes it increasingly difficult.
We had all kinds of winds dur-
ing that time, they could have
drifted off to anywhere," he
He said that Captain Reilly
and crewman Hinsey should
have never left the Lady Una
to board an even smaller ves-
sel with no communication
equipment and no life jackets
on board.
"Once you get five miles out
of George Town there is no vis-
ible land and if you're looking-
for a small cay. then your
chances are very slim," said Mr
I The BASRA operations
manager said that the active'
search has now been suspended,
although the US Coast Guard,
OPBAT as well as air traffic
will continue to monitor the
Mr Lloyd described this inci-
dent as "very sad" and said this'
shows the need for small ves-
sels "if they go offshore, more
than 25 miles from the shore-
line, to ensure that they have"
the adequate communication"
equipment on board, even if it's,
only a satellite phone."

Man in court over killing

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A NIAN accused of killing a teenager was arraigned
before Magistrate Maralyn Meers on Thursday.
Samuel McKenzie. a 31-year-old resident of Woods
Alley, being concerned with others unknown to the
court, is alleged to have shot to death Damian Bain in
October 2004.
On October 27, 2004, detectives found the badly
decomposed body of 18-year-old Bain on a dead end
street off Bacardi Road.
He was reported missing by his family on October 18.
Police found Damian Bain with gunshot wounds to the
upper body.
McKenzie was not required to enter a plea and was
remanded in custody at her Majesty's Fox Hill Prison.
He will return to court on April 18 for a preliminary
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is the competition that the long suffering con-
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BaTelCo's dictatorial policies and lower its
gouging rates.
But soon these local skirmishes will be
just that local skirmishes that will concern
no one, not even the locals. Technology -
especially in the field of communications is
moving ahead so rapidly that there will be no
regulatory body equipped to either stop or
control it.
According to this month's Fortune maga-
zine there is a small group of young the
eldest in the group is 34 computer pro-
grammers and engineers working for "a start-
up called Skype, which produces software
that allows people to make free, incredibly
clear voice calls from their PC to any other

PC in the world".
Everyone of them, reports Fortune. "is
confident that what they're doing will make
telephone companies irrelevant." They claim
to be able to support six billion users. And
they boast of no competition.
It is reported that the two leaders of the
group have already %with an earlier company
-Kazaa, the top search term on Yahoo -
done "significant damage to the record indus-
try". This admission was made by the head of
legal affairs for the Recording Industry Asso-
ciation of America.
They have now moved to the telecommu-
nications industry. And since August -
although still in the stages of testing 2.4
million people have become registered users
of Skype. No one knows how to stop them.
not een the once great AT&T. Said Michael
Powell, chairman of the Federal Communi-
cations Commission, in a recent talk to aca-7
demics, students, and telecom executives at
the University of California.at San Diego: "I
knew it was over when I downloaded Skvpe.
When the investors of Kazaa are distributing
for free a little programme that you can use to
talk to anybody else, and the quality is fan-
tastic, and it's free it's over. The world
will change now inevitably."
Lawyers can't catch up "with the creators
because they don't know where to find them
they are constantly on the move. Skype
doesn't hst a phone number, and reports For-
ine. "its office location, even what country
it's in, is deeply buried." But even if lawyers,
eventually catch up with them, it's difficult to
know what charges they can bring, because,
so far, there is no law that says that what
they are doing is illegal. And what they are
doing is so simple, that it would be impossible
to draft legislation to outlaw them.
When the Kazaa creators started out they
had no intention of being illegal. They
thought they could work out licensing deals
with entertainment companies, creating a full
legal system in which artists were paid. How-
ever, the big companies, jealous of their turf,
turned them down.
This didn't stop them, but it did hurt the big
Now that they have created Skype, it seems
that there is nothing to stop them.
The PLP government missed a golden
opportunity when it failed to sell BaTelCo.
As the company's value depreciates daily, it
is becoming a dinosaur in a fast changing

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EDITOR, The Tribune.
EVEN as the world remains
transfixed by the horror of the
gut wrenching loss of life
caused by the Tsunami, there
is still the need to participate
in events that affect our daily
lives. It is the natural law of
inevitability which propels us
into activity day after day
whether it be personal, com-
munity or national.
There are events which are
taking place around us which,
in varying degrees, affect our
present and our future. As a
people we must take respon-
sibility for what occurs in our
country and not plead igno-
rance should the politicians
take us down a path which
leads to unacceptable condi-
On the horizon the question
of Bahamian membership in
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy (CSME) looms
ever larger and unanswered.
The CSME officially came
into existence on January 5,
2005. The Prime Minister of
Jamaica foreshadowed this
historical event at the official
launch of the book "Our
Caribbean an Introduc-
A very important first step
has been taken...Jamaica,
Barbados and Trinidad &
Tobago took the lead by
implementing all required pro-
visions by December 31, 2004
and were fully CSME compli-
ant by the effective January
2005 date. "The Caribbean
Update" states that "the
remaining CARCQM terri-
tories will d 6ptiefe the
process by December 2005 to
enable the region-wide launch
of the CSME on January 5,
The Bahamas has not com-
mitted to membership in
CSME but the question is:
Where does this leave the
I am a member of the Trade
Commission, now inactive,
and offer the following views
on strictly a personal level.
In my estimation it is a giv-
en that for the Bahamas there
is an inter-connection between
Some CARICOM leaders
strongly advocate that CSME
affords CARICOM members
the best opportunity for get-
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There is considerable uncer-
tainty about CSME member-
ship for the Bahamas. The.
Commission's inactivity has
diminished Government's
capability to'obtain assistance
in crafting a position which
can be presented to the
One thing is for certain we
are running out of time for
making a decision on mem-
bership in CSME. If we are to
catch up we simply must accel-
erate the process or else by
year's end we will still be
engaged in consensus build-
ing which quite frankly is self-
perpetuating unless there is a
substantial foundation on
which substantive decisions
can he made.
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paper on CSME in which
there are crisp and clear rec-
ommendations on what the
country should do with respect
to CSME.

Time lines for each stage"
of the process such as presen-
tation to Cabinet, presenta-
tion of paper to Bahamians&
analysis of responses from the
country must be established
and maintained.
Commitment to a six-eight
month programme of consul-
tations with Bahamians
throughout the country.
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with necessary resources,
including financial and human
to carry out essential work
without impediment.
The time has come for th6
people of the Bahamas to bd
informed in one document
how the country could be
affected by full membership
in CSME and what is consid+
ered to be the best course to
In this consultative process
complete transparency and
integrity are essential in order
to obtain the best results.
Let there be no doubt that
the decision to be taken by
the country with respect to
CSME is enormous. We can-
not afford to make a
misstep otherwise we will
have to contend with and be
tormented by serious conse-
quences in the future.
January 13, 2005.

EDITOR, The Tribune.
FROM January to June of 2004, New Providence experienced
high winds most of the time and there was only a day or so here and
there during the period of good boating weather.
Also from the 1st of January to the 30th of June, 2004 only 6.01
inches of rain fell in Large Blair where I live compared to 19.90
inches for the same period in 2003.
From July to September 20.47 inches of rain fell and from 1st of
October to 31st of December, 2004 only 1.20 inches, thus ending .the.
year with a total of 27.68 inches, which is the lowest rainfall for any
year since I have been keeping records from 1962.
The next driest year for rainfall was in 1986 of 31.68 inches.
The total rainfall from 1962 to 2004 (43 years) was 2,071.52
inches, which is an average of about 48.00 inches per year, which
48.00 inches is about the normal average rainfall per annum for New
The highest rainfall during the 43 yearsloccurred in 1988 when
78.52 inches fell. June of that year produced .28.75 inches which is
the highest rainfall for any month since 1962. The reason was the
rain clouds were coming from West to East.
Two major Hurricanes hit the Bahamas, Frances in late August
and early September and Jeanne around the latter part of Sep-
tember, Frances giving the-greater effect to most of the Bahamas,
but both giving mainly Abaco and Grand Bahama a severe blow.
Both Hurricanes only produced about 7.41 inches of rainfall for
New Providence.
Florida had four Hurricanes, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne,
the former was very small, but powerful and affected the West
Coast around Punta Gorda and Central Florida, Ivan mainly the
Pandhandle, but Frances and Jeanne most of the State, but par-
ticularly Central Florida.
On December 26th a tidal wave hit the north west part of Suma-
tra, parts of Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, etc, due to an under-
water earthquake and to the date of this letter it is expected the
death toll may be over 200,000.
New Providence has experienced the worst drought in my mem-
ory since 1962 from January to June of 2004 and from October to
the date of this letter.
The Bahamas has come through it all so far with very little loss
of life and we should all be thankful, but I feel God is speaking to
mankind through nature with a warning that we need to shape up
or he will shape us up.
January 13, 2005.

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Tribune Staff Reporter
AN UPSCALE restaurant
was shut down and its owner
brought before the courts on
Thursday charged with a series
of infractions against the Public
Health Order.
Emmanuel Tsakos, owner of
Capriccio Ristaurante on West
Bay Street, faced ten counts of
failure to comply with the Public
Health Order.
Inspectors from the Depart-
ment of Environmental Health
Services (DEHS) said that on or
before September 28, 2004, the
restaurant was being operated
under unsanitary conditions.
I DEHS brought 12 counts
against the establishment.
Count one: Premises is unsan-
itary being improperly lighted
and ventilated; having dirty walls
and floors; dirty wall and floor
tiles; damaged ceiling and walls,
dirty ventilation duct covers,
establishment is without a screen
door with self-closing device;
and window screens are dirty
and in a state of disrepair.
Count two: Refrigeration
units are dirty; seals are worn or
damaged; and doors are in a
state of disrepair.
I Count three: Garbage is being
allowed to become a nuisance;
without proper garbage storage
bins; nor is establishment in pos-
session of a valid garbage con-
Count four: Food items are
being stored on the floor.
Count five: Employees
engaged in the handling of food
are not in possession of a valid
health certificate.
Count six: Tiles on counter
surfaces are missing or damaged;
cupboards are dirty; cutting
boards are not kept in a smooth
'condition for the proper and
effective cleaning of its surface;
microwave, toaster and other
food processing equipment are
Count seven: Establishment
is without adequate and constant
supply of hot and cold running
water for the sink.
Count eight: Sanitary appli-
ances in the rest room are kept
a dirty state and mini-blinds
uare in a state of disrepair.
Count nine: Straws, tooth-
$picks and spices are in open con-
,tainers and are not protected
fromm confaminmon.by. people.
Count ien. Cooking range and
,entiljtion hood ar dirty.
i Count eleven: Foods are
;being prepared and handled in
unsanitary conditions.
Count twelve: Operating a
(food establishment being with-
out a valid Certificate of Sanita-
Mr Tsakos was given six
,weeks to comply with the Public
Health rules, at which time Mag-
istrate Susan Sylvester will
,accompany DEHS officers to
,the West Bay establishment. A
* decision will then be made in
! the case.

Council's team effort for $40,000

project to remove derelict vehicles

Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT The City of
Freeport Council has teamed
up with various local agencies
with the aim of removing 1,000
derelict vehicles from the city.
Deputy Chief Councillor
April Crowther-Gow on Thurs-
day announced that the $40,000
project will be carried out over
the niext lve iionths with the
,assistance, of thq, Grand
Bahama Port Authorit., the<
Department of Environmental
Health, the Urban Renewal
Programme and Kent Motors.
In addition to the removal of
vehicles, Mrs Gow said the
council will also launch an edu-
cational programme to sensi-
tise residents of the importance
of a clean and healthy environ-
"This is a very large under-
taking and so we are hoping
that the community members
take a self interest in having
their own vehicles removed at

the same time," she said.
The exercise will begin on
She urged those persons who
can afford the small fee of $40
to contact Kent Motors for the
removal and disposal of derelict
vehicles from their property.
Mrs Gow said that educa-
tibnal ads would be placed in
the media. "We really believe
that the only way to combat the
problem is to educate," she said.,

When the programme ends
on June 1, she stressed that per-
sons would have to bear the
cost themselves of removal and
could face prosecution.
Mrs Gow said the project is
another step toward improving
the City of Freeport.,
Administrator Alexander
Williams said there are other
health and environment pro-
grammes that would be
launched later in Freeport,
including the stray dog and neu-
tering programme.

He said these projects are for
the further development, and
beautification of the communi-
inspector Noel Curry of
Urban Renewal Project was
pleased to partner with the
council and others. He urged
residents to keep their commu-
nities clear of vehicles once they
would have been removed.
"Derelict' vehicles are a
health hazard and serves as a
hav rifbir'criminals to' hide
drugs and %e capons." he said.
e are appealing to resi-
dents to support the pro-
gramme by reporting to us the
areas where there are derelict
Ms Bertha McPhee, a deputy
consultant with environmental
health services, is encouraged
by the effort of City Council in
ridding the community of this
vexing problem.
She said that such vehicles
act as a habitat for rodent infes-
tation, which can transmit dead-
ly diseases in communities.
Ms McPhee said visits were

made to several premises,
where vehicles have been iden-
tified for removal at no cost to
the owners.

"Refusing to have them
removed now will result in us
having to come into your

premises and marking them.
And, if you do not remove
them within the time
allotted then we will not hesi-
tate to prosecute," she
According to Ms McPhee,
fines range up to $1,000
maximum for the first

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THOUSANDS of seedlings were destroyed
yesterday at the Bahama Star Farms' property
in Treasure Cay on Abaco after it was infected
by the citrus canker disease.
This first step to eradicate the disease was
taken by the Ministry of Agriculture in an
attempt to prevent its spread to other farms on
the island.
The disease affects the leaves of the mature
plant, young stems and fruit and eventually
kills the plant.
The disease is caused by a bacterium and is
harmless to humans but can spread by being
carried on people's clothing and on their bod-
MP for South Abaco, Robert Sweeting, said
he was pleased so far with the Ministry of Agri-
culture's response.
"I spoke with both the director and officer
from the ministry in charge of Abaco and they
said that they are well on their way. The young
plants have been destroyed and I understand
that the financing is in place to go ahead with
the destruction of the larger trees. I believe
the plan is to get several people to bid on the
jobs. In the meantime we discourage the
removal of fruit from the farm," said Mr Sweet-
Robert Malone, whose Bahamas Select juice
product relied on Bahama Star Farms for its
oranges, said they are not expecting to feel
any ill effects from the closure of the farm any-
time soon.
"We have quite a supply. You know this is
seasonal. At the end of the year we freeze a

large portion for the winter so we have an
abundant supply for months but if the situation
persists we may have problems," said Mr Mal-
He hopes that officials will allow the fruit
off the mature trees to leave the property for
processing at the factory to ensure that the
company would have enough supply to last
the year.
Bahamas Select had expected to buy 10,000
boxes from Bahama Star Farms this year.
Meanwhile, government plans to bring action
against the developers of Bahama Star Farms.

During his communication to the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, Agriculture Minister
V Alfred Gray said the developers appear to
have abandoned the farm, removed the equip-
ment from the island and "have not dispatched
their responsibilities to the government, work-
ers at the farm and the general public".
Government-to-government assistance with
the US to pursue the owners of the farm also
will be sought.
On December 29, 2004, the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) informed
the Ministry of Agriculture that there was a
positive identification of citrus canker on citrus
leaves originating from Bahama Star Farms in
Treasure Cay.
This was confirmed by further testing on
December 30. All shipments of citrus to the US
from Abaco were immediately suspended.
Bahama Star Farms has 3,700 acres of land
under cultivation in Abaco.
The land is owned by the Bahamas govern-
ment but is developed by way of lease. Tihe
operators of the farm are not Bahamian, Mr
Gray confirmed.

First step to eradicate

citrus canker disease

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N GOVERNOR General Dame Ivy Dumont (left) cuts the ribbon to officially open the Zonta Club of New Providence's Liv-
ing Legends exhibition at the Central Bank of The Bahamas on Monday. The honourees included Mrs Patricia Bazard
for the arts; Superintendent Juanita Colebrooke for law enforcement; Miss Della Thomas for sports and Miss Sharon
Brown for banking. Looking on is Zonta Club president Miss Nina Maynard.

* GOVERNOR General Dame Ivy Dumont officially opened the Zonta Club of New Providence's Living Le ends exhibi-
tion "Women of Worth" on Monday at the Central Bank of The Bahamas. The Zonta Club ho ours women making a con-.
tribution to the nation in their chosen profession. The club also recognizes its honourees through its Living Legends Ball
and other activities. Viewing an exhibit are, from left, past Living Legend honourees Deputy Prime Minister and Minis-
ter of National Security Cynthia Pratt (left) and the Governor-General, and Zonta Club president Miss Nina Maynard.

Lone gunman

escapes in

car with cash
E By DENISE MAYCOCK He was also described as
Tribune Freeport being about 5ft lOin to 5ft llin
Reporter tall and of slim build.
No one was injured during
FREEPORT Grand the robbery.
Bahama Police are investigat- After robbing the manager,
ing an armed robbery at Grand the man fled the building and
Bahama Foods Company, sped off in a white Oldsmobile
where a lone gunman escaped car with no licence plate
with an undisclosed amount of attached.
money. Mr Rahming said the velii-
Supt Basil Rahming reported cle, which had plastic bags in
that at about 4pm on Wednes- place of the right side windows,
day an armed man entered the was seen heading east on
establishment at Grand Grand Bahama Highway
Bahama Highway and accosted towards Pine Ridge. .
the manager, demanding cash. Police are asking anyone
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Court injunction to

re strain Parliamentary

Commissioner from

holding by-election

in Marco City

Tribune Freeport
-FREEPORT An injunc-
tion was granted by the
Supreme Court on Wednesday
to restrain the Parliamentary
Commissioner from holding a
local government by-election
in the Marco City constituency.
Councillor Rondi Tener-
Knowles filed a writ, asking the
court for a declaration among
other things that the Minister
of Local Government V Alfred
Gray is guilty of misfeasance,
in office.
Mr Tener-Knowles had' his'
seat declared vacant after miss-

ing three consecutive council
meetings of the City o4f
Freeport without the consent
of the Council.
Two people John Rolle and
Clement Campbell are vying
to fill the vacancy as the ne*
council members for Marco
In other news, The Bahamas
Union of Teachers officials and
teachers held a demonstratioA
at St Georges' High School
Wednesday morning to protest
the unacceptable conditions of
,public schools on Grand
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SCIENTISTS predict killer tsunamis
could strike the Caribbean, which lacks
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its seabed is gouged by some of the
3tworld's deepest trenches where tidal
wavess are generated, according to Asso-
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or The last struck the region in 1946, but
that was before island populations grew
massively, major construction dotted
'shorelines and the region developed into
1? prized tourist destination which attract-
:ed 17 million visitors last year.
<' "The Caribbean is a very dangerous
place for tsunamis," said Uri ten Brink, a
-iU.S. Geological Survey geologist in
pWoods Hole, Massachusetts, and co-
,author of an article on the threat in the
IJournal of Geophysical Research.
, The article was published two days
before the Asia tsunami hit Dec. 26 and
killed more than 162,000 people. It was

triggered by a quake along the long
north-south fault where the edge of the
Indian plate dives below the Burma plate,
known as the Sunda Trench, which is
about 25,000 feet deep.
The Puerto Rico trench one of the
deepest in the world at 8,207 meters
(27,355 feet) is a 900-kilometer-long
(560-mile-long) underwater canyon and
fault line that runs parallel to the U.S.
island territory for which it is named and
east of the Lesser Antilles islands.

Tensions in the Puerto Rico, Hispan-
iola and Cayman Trenches which ring
the Caribbean, force tectonic plates to
sink under one another as they collide,
producing earthquakes, underwater land-
slides or tsunamis. The deeper the water,
the quicker waves form.
The last fatal tsunami here occurred in
1946 when an 8.1-magnitude earthquake

in the Hispaniola Trench triggered a tidal
wave that killed an estimated 1,700 peo-
ple in the Dominican Republic and
Haiti, ten Brink said in a telephone inter-
Major earthquakes erupt about every
50 years in the Caribbean, a region where
even minor natural disasters can kill
thousands because of environmental
degradation, shoddy construction and
the large numbers of people living in
coastal areas or on low-lying islands.
The Caribbean has an effective hurri-
cane warning system and a number of
tidal gauges to measure sea height. But it
lacks a centralized system to alert all
islands to a tsunami.
"The Caribbean needs a tsunami warn-
ing system," ten Brink said ...........
The U.S. government uses a system
called DART Deep-ocean Assessment
and Reporting of Tsunamis with pres-
sure recorders anchored to the sea floor
detecting tsunamis as small as 1 cen-

timeter. A link transmits data to an
attached buoy that relays information to
alert centers via satellite.
There are only six DART buoys in the
world and they are all in the northeast
Pacific Ocean, ten Brink said. And they
are expensive. Last week, the U.S. gov-
ernment announced a $37.5 million plan
to put 32 DART buoys in the Pacific and
Atlantic by mid-2007.

"There is a real risk from tsunamis in
the Caribbean, but the risk is small when
compared to other earthquake hazards
over history such as buildings collapsing
and fires," said Lloyd Lynch, a seismo-
-logical-engineer at the Seismic Research
Unit in Trinidad.
"But that could change," he added.
"We're more vulnerable now because of
recent coastal development."
One reason the Asian tsunami proved

so deadly was that a 1,200-kilometer
(750-mile) plate lifted as the pressure
built, producing a 9.0-magnitude quake.
Because the Caribbean trenches are
shorter, they would be unlikely to pro-
duce such a strong eruption, ten Brifik
Still, because of development and pop-
ulation growth, an 8.1-magnitude earth-
quake followed by a tsunami could be
much deadlier than the 1946 tidal wave,
he said.
Members of the Caribbean Disaster
Emergency Response Agency plan to
meet in May along with scientists and
disaster coordinators to discuss the need
for an early warning system, said Terry
Ally, a spokesman for the Barbados-
based agency.
"It's a matter of time before a tsunami
happens in the Caribbean," said Christa
von Hillebrandt, director of the Puerto
Rico Seismic Network. "All the ingredi-
ents are there."

i. :' Students' SriLankadonation
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STUDENTS of Queen's Col-
lege made a donation to the.
"Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka"
fund which has been established
by Sri Lankan natives living in
the Bahamas. While addressing
the High School assembly, Mr
Ra i Jesubatham stated that he
was moved by the level of com-
passion and support shown by all
sections of the Bahamian society,
including students.
The donation was presented
during the school's morning
assembly by students Whitni
Chandler, Aisha Shariff and Ker-
ri Pinder, who were the first three
to bring in their contributions fol-
lowing the disaster. Mr
Jesubatham accepted the dona-
tion on behalf of the fund which
will remit all contributions to the
Red Cross in Sri Lanka along
with clear directives on how the
funds are to be utilised in the
rebuilding of Sri Lankan com-
munities. The deadly tsunami
killed over 225,000 persons in 11
countries on Boxing Day, 2004.
In Sri Lanka, over 30.000 are con-
firmed dead with several thou-
sand still unaccounted for.
Approximately 800,000 persons
lost their homes in the coastal
areas of Sri Lanka.
Donations can be made to the
'Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka'
.account. at.,he Bank of The
Bahamas.'(account #5265970).

From left, Whitni Chandler,
Aisha Shariff and Kerri Pinder
present the donation from the
students of Queen's College to
the 'Tsunami Relief for Sri Lan-
ka' fund. Mr Ravi Jesubatham
accepting the donation on behalf
of the fund.


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While Grand Bahama's recovery from the hurricanes presents an ongoing challenge for
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of providing education in the
Bahama, St Anne's School is
moving forward by expanding
its existing campus and cur-
Marie Roach, Director of
Education at the Anglican
school, told The Tribune that
while they have added vari-
ous academic subjects to their
curriculum, the school is lack-
ing in providing technical and
vocational subjects.
Ms Roach said that in the
near future it is their inten-
tion to include some techni-
cal and vocational subjects to
the curriculum. The school is
also researching the possibili-
ty of adding a grade 13.

"We started the grade 13
pilot programme in 2003 at
Freeport Anglican High
School. In Nassau we have the
College of the Bahamas and
other continuing education
programmes, but there are
still parents who would like
to see their students in the
school setting," she said.
Ms Roach added: "We
hope that our grade 13 will be
more of a college preparatory.
If students are successful at
the advance placement pro-
gramme courses that they
take, they may be exempted
from some college courses and
may also be given credit for
Additionally, in the school's
mission to developing the
whole child, property has been
brought to expand their sport-
ing facilities.
Presently to mark its 50th
anniversary the school will pay
tribute to its founder Canon

David John Pugh who start-
ed the school in 1955 after
recognizing the need for
schooling in the Fox Hill vicin-
Cynthia,Wells, jincipal of
St Anne's, said t Canon
Pugh, who now livWin Wales,
is still in contact .ith the
"He is still very much
involved in the life of the
school through making phone
calls and e-mails.
"If health permits, he will
possibly travel home to St
Anne's for the Founders
Day ceremony in May, which
is his birthday," said Mrs
In recognition of the spe-
cial accomplishment there are
numerous events scheduled
throughout the year including
a Thanksgiving mass this Sun-
day, a musical production,
scholars reunion and.open
house and a scholar's ball.
A former scholar of St
Anne's, Bernard Turner the
director of public prosecu-
tions, said that his alma mater
has made positive contribu-
tions to the Bahamian soci-
"St Anne's has played a piv-
otal role in the formation of
young people in this country,
both in formal academic edu-
cation and in instilling valu-
able leadership and moral val-
ues in its students," said Mr
He also made known
that the school has progressed,
but even more could be
"As in any academic insti-
tution in the Bahamas more
could be done at St Anne's if
scholars are more actively
involved in the life and fur-
ther development of the
school," he said.

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environmental awareness of
the industry, and which take
advantage of the increased
environmental management
and marketing opportunities
provided by sustainable
tourism certification schemes
or accreditation systems.

The reputed Blue Flag certi-
fication for beaches and mari-
nas is one such scheme, origi-
nated and established in 1985,
in Europe by the Foundation
for Environmental Education.
The Foundation has now
expanded its operations to
Africa, the Caribbean, Mexi-
co, North and South America
and Asia.
In 2003, the Bahamas
became the first of five pilot
countries in the Caribbean to

join the Caribbean consortium
(Caribbean Tourism Organisa-
tion, Caribbean Hotel Associ-
ation and Caribbean Conser-
vation Association) in wel-
coming the Blue Flag pro-
gramme to the region.
The programme is well
known for high environmental
and safety standards in Europe,
Canada, Australia and South
The other pilot Caribbean
countries are: Barbados,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica
and Puerto Rico.
Blue Flag is a voluntary cer-
tification scheme awarded to
more than 2,300 beaches and
600 marinas in 24 European
countries and South Africa in
New countries: Canada,
Chile, Morocco and New
Zealand have also joined

the programme.
The Caribbean was the first
region to be introduced to the
campaign as a group of coun-

From the marketing per-
spective, the region recognized
the advantage of utilising a
scheme that is well known in
Europe, 'a very important
tourism market for the
Through this and similar ini-
tiatives, the Ministry of
Tourism and its partners in the
public and private sectors are
initiating efforts to maintain
the integrity of its natural
resources for the socio-eco-
nomic advances for residents
and the investment communi-

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Queen's Highway
RO. Box F-40288, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Tel: 352-8118 Paging: 352-6222 #1724
Fax: 351-3301


A resident of Spanish
Wells Bahamas will be
held on Saturday 22nd,
^ "'-j January, 2005 at
3:00p.m. at Spanish Wells
Gospel Chapel, Spanish Wells, Bahamas.
Officiating will be Morris Pinder. Bernard
Osborne, Rev. Charles Sweeting and
Ronald Pinder. Interment will follow in the
Spanish Wells Cemetery.

Left to cherish her memories are 3 sons,
Philip, Roddie and Scottie Pinder and 3
daughters in law, Hilary, Valeria and Kathy
Pinder; 9 grand children, and their spouses
Neil and Lisa Clarke, David and Laurie
Boyd, Johnny and Denise Pinder, Dennis
and Helen Pinder, Grover and Sian
Moberley, Brent and Marcia Russell John
and Alexa Eidam; 10 great grand children
Rachel Clarke, Jason and Derek Pinder,
Benjamin, Matthew and Thomas Pinder,
Courtney and Grover Moberley, Tre Russell
and Ainsley Eidam.

In lieu of floral arrangements donations
may be sent to the Learning Centre Spanish
Wells P.O.Box ET 27468.

Relatives and friends may pay their
respects at Spanish Wells Gospel on
Saturday 22nd, January, 2005 from
11:00a.m. until 2:00p.m.
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Senate luncheon in Washington, DC while attending the 55th Inaugural Ceremonies of the President of the United States
of America, President George W Bush. Pictured (1 to r): John Carey, Secretary Chow and Ron Pinder.

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A special memorial service to honour the
memory, life and ministry of the late Rev.
Sylvia E. Butler Miller will be held at Bethel
Baptist Church, Meeting Street on Tuesday
January 25, 2005 at 10:00a.m. Rev. Melvin
Grant and Rev. Dr. Jackson Miller, along with
President Joseph Blyden, the officers and
members of Bethel's Senior Saints will conduct
the service. Friends and members of the general
__public are cordially invited to attend. Left to
treasure her memories are five children; Andrea
and Donna Miller, Collas Miller Pinder, Rev.
Dr. Jackson Miller and Sylvia Miller Knowles;
four grandchildren; Christy and Crystal Pinder
and Ashley and Shaquille Knowles; one sister,
Rosemarie Burke and a host of other relatives
and friends.

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FREEPORT Two marina
facilities on Grand Bahama
received their Blue Flag certi-
fication, which will be cele-
brated by the Bahamas Nation-
al Blue Flag Committee at a
presentation ceremony on Feb-
ruary 4, at the Westin and
Sheraton Lucaya Beach Golf
Old Bahama Bay Marina
and Port Lucaya Marina are
the first facilities on the island
to be recognized as Blue Flag
properties for its high environ-
mental and safety standards.
According a to press release
by tourism officials, the
Caribbean tourism industry has
been involved in several initia-
tives aimed at enhancing the

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The successful candidates should possess the
following qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree in Banking (or a related field)
* At least 10 or more years banking experience.
Demonstrated ability in the area of Customer
Service, Operations and Supervision would be
an asset.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Strong leadership, problem solving, people
management and confidentiality skills
Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
A competitive compensation package (base salary
& attractive variable compensation) will be
commensurate with relevant experience and
Please apply before January 28, 2005 to:
The Manager
Human Resources
Bahamas & Caribbean
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P.O. Box N-7549
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wins Merc

PATRONS of Bahamian
retailer John Bull were
extended an opportunity to
enter to win a 2005 Mercedes
Benz C-180 Kompressor dur-
ing the company's Holiday
promotion. Seventy five semi-
finalists were announced on
Monday, January 10 after a
random electronic drawing.
These persons gathered at
John Bull's 284 Bay Street
location on Saturday, Janu-
ary 15 to find out who the
Grand Prize Winner would
Each of the 75 finalists was
presented with John Bull gifts
and a live drawing was then
conducted where twenty-nine
(29) of the 75 persons were
announced as finalists. All of

the finalists were provided
with an opportunity to select
a Mercedes key from a Tyre-
flex Star Motors representa-
tive. The next step would be
to find out who had the key
that would start the car.
When the tenth finalist, Mrs
Nicola Crawley-Fox realized
that she was in possession of
the winning key she leapt for
joy as an excited crowd
cheered her on.
Nicola was then officially
declared the winner of John
Bull Holiday 2004 Promotion.
In addition to driving away
with a brand new Mercedes,
Nicola received insurance
coverage from JS Johnson
and $500.00 in gas coupons
from Texaco.


Indian Ocean earthquake

and tsunami: human rights

at risk in the aftermath

NATURAL disasters, such
as the tsunami that recently hit
southeast Asia, are often the
breading ground for abuses of
human rights. Many people
take advantage of a tragedy for
personal gain, instead of aid-
ing those who are suffering
through the monumental loss
of life and property.
In the aftermath of the tsuna-
mi disaster in the Indian
Ocean, Amnesty Internation-
al (AI) is monitoring the relief
effort to ensure that funda-
mental human rights are
respected. These include the
principle of non-discrimination
in aid provision, principles
guiding protection of human
rights in situations of internal
displacement and the right to
protection from physical or
mental abuse, including vio-
lence against women.
AI is calling on all those
involved in the relief effort to
respect international human
rights and humanitarian norms.
Assistance should be provided
on the basis of need, without
discrimination based on the
race, colour, sex, language, reli-
gion, political or other opinion,
national or social origin, prop-
erty, birth or other status of
AI is looking into reports of
adverse discrimination, with a.
focus on groups with particular
protection needs, such as
indigenous and disadvantaged
communities, children, migrant
workers and women in vulner-
able situations. The organiza-
tion is also concerned that
relief should not be used as
cover to forcefully relocate
populations, in order to clamp
down on or undermine support
for opposition groups. Any
relocation of internally dis-
placed persons from camps or
other accommodation must be
voluntary, and should not be
coerced in any way, including
through the suspension of assis-
tance to those persons.
Human rights are most in
jeopardy in situations of crisis
and emergency. It is therefore
critical that governments and
other actors recognize and sup-
port the central role of human
rights defenders, including
those engaged in humanitari-
an work and those monitoring
violations, in the relief and
reconstruction process.
Specific areas of concern:
Even before the earth-
quake/tsunami, the Indonesian
province of Aceh had been
seriously affected by a conflict
between the armed group Free
Aceh Movement (Gerakan
Aceh Merdeka, GAM) and the
Indonesian military. At least
3000 people have been killed
in this conflict since the decla-
ration of a military emergency
in May 2003. Access for inter-
national humanitarian and
human rights agencies was also
severely restricted throughout
that period. It will be impor-
tant to ensure that the situa-

tion is not exploited by either
party to perpetrate further
human rights abuses.
AI is monitoring the Indone-
sian response to the current cri-
sis, including the leading role
played in relief efforts by the
Indonesian military. AI is
closely monitoring any alleged
human rights abuses associated
with the continuing conflict in
Sri Lanka
Of particular concern are the
emerging reports of sexual vio-
lence against women in camps
for the displaced. AI's ongo-
ing campaign to Stop Violence
against Women has highlighted
the specific risks faced by inter-
nally displaced women and the
need for concrete measures to
prevent sexual violence and
investigate such complaints
immediately, thoroughly and
AI is also concerned by
reports from Sri Lanka that
orphaned children may be
recruited as soldiers by the Lib-
eration Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE), in the north and east

"Of particular
concern are
the emerging
reports of
sexual violence
against women
in camps for
the displaced."

Amnesty International
of the country and is monitor-
ing this closely. Recruitment of
children by the LTTE has been
a long-standing concern. The
organization is continuing to
appeal for an immediate halt
to this practice and is urging
that those children recruited to
date are returned to their fam-
ilies or communities.
There were initially some
positive signs of co-operation
between the LTTE and the
government; however there
appears to be increasing dis-
agreement between the two
parties over the distribution of
aid. Amnesty International is
concerned that these disagree-

ments should not delay or
obstruct delivery of essential
aid and continues to monitor
Al is investigating reports of
harassment by the Thai police
of Burmese migrants who have
lost their identity cards.
It is sad to realize that in the
midst of a tragedy such as the
world has just seen in south-
east Asia. that there are people
who look on it as an opportu-
nity to take advantage for per-
sonal gain. Amnesty Interna-
tional is working hard to
expose those who wrongly seek
to profit from the tsunami.
Because of political strife in the
region, Amnesty is also moni-
toring to make certain that
there are not further human
rights abuses while people are
most vulnerable.
* * * ** ** *
To find out more about
Amnesty International and AI's
work to protect human rights,
visit our website at
www.amnesty.org or phone the
Bahamas office of AI at 327




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GARDEN Manager
Primary Responsibility: To manage and maintain The
Retreat Garden, on Village Road in Nassau. This
property is owned by the Bahamas National Trust and
contains one of the largest private collections of palms
in the world.
Reports to: Director of Education and Communications
I y f Primary Tasks:
Develop and oversee the maintenance and expansion
of the Garden following the directions of The Retreat
S Committee
S* Coordinate volunteer activities in the garden
Supervise staff working in the garden
2-0 Organize logistics and preparation of the Garden for
special events and parties
Assist in developing short and long-term strategies
for the Garden maintenance and expansion
Write letters and reports
Primary Skills Required:
Enthusiasm for gardens and working with people of
all ages
Demonstrated knowledge of horticulture, palms and
native vegetation
Minimum five years work experience
Exceptional interpersonal communications skills
*Demonstrated ability to organize time, manage diverse
activities, meet deadlines and pay attention to details
Proven administrative skills
Willingness to organize and motivate volunteers.
Demonstrated commitment to natural resource
conservation in the Bahamas
Willingness to occasionally work long hours including
some weekends
Positive attitude
Desire to do hands on work
Mechanical ability, including working with water
systems, pumps and chippers as necessary
To apply for the position, email or send cover letter,
resume, three references including telephone numbers
and email addresses by Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Bahamas National Trust,
P.O. Box N-4105 Nassau, Bahamas
Email: bnt@batelnet.bs

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Rave Saturdays @ The All New Club Eclipse.
DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool. Admis-
sion $35, all inclusive food and drink.

Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, down-
town, Fridays. The hottest party in the Bahamas
every Friday night. Admission $10 before mid-
night. First 50 women get free champagne. First 50
men get a free Greycliff cigar. Dress to impress. For
VIP reservations call 356-4612.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports
Bar. Drink specials all night long, including
karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party,

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub.
Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners
selected as Vocalist of the Week $250 cash prize.
Winner selected at end of month from finalists -
cash prize $1,000. Admission $10 with one free

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover
charge includes a free Guinness and there should
be lots of prizes and surprises. Admission: Ladies
$10 and Men $15.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.

., Double Play @ The Zoo on Thursday. Ladies', "
S-'free before -14tpm. Music by DJs Flava, Clean Cu.
al.ongwith Mr Greta and MNr ExtiAment. Firs 5(i |
%omen get a free m'eover. ', ,.

Flash Nights (4@ Club Fluid every Thursday. The
ultimate Ladies Night. Join Nassau's and Miami
Beach's finest men. Ladies only before 11.30pm
with free champagne. Guys allowed after 11.30pm
with $20 cover.

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover
charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Twisted Boodah Bar & Lounge every Friday @
Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St North, featuring
world music, chillin' jazz and soulful club beats.
Starting at 6pm. Beers $3, longdrinks $4.50.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late
'80s music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in
the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers.
Glow sticks for all in before midnight. Admission:
Ladies free before llpm, $15 after; Guys $20 all

College Night @ Bahama Boom every Friday.
Admission: $10 with college ID, $15 without.

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, DJ Joey Jam presents
"Off Da Chain" with beer and shot specials thru

Dream Saturdays @ the Blue Note Lounge this
Saturday and every Saturday after that. Admission:
$15 before ll1pm, $20 after.
Greek Saturdayz @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth
Ave. Every Saturday the Phi Beta Sigma Frat wel-
comes greeks, college grads and smooth opera-
tors. Admission $15 all night, $10 for greeks in
letters. Music by DJ Palmer, security strictly

Chill Out Sundays @ The Beach Hut, West Bay
Street with fresh served BBQ and other specials
starting from 4pm-10pm, playing deep, funky chill
moods with world beats. Cover $2.

Sweet Sunday Chill Out Soiree Lounge, every
Sunday, 4pm-midnight @ Patio Grille, British
Colonial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight @




"" a journey through the lih.,; fidance "d reograpfibr, Mar-
Sith. as his i Fhuld Baha i~a fa tiobnd' -'is you Nf4fii"Me
presentation of "Infusion". The group initially shared the story in October at the
Holy Trinity Activii Centre, and now it will be re-told in similar fashion at the
National Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday night.
Smith is calling it "Infusion" because the performance blends three segments of
ballet to tell one story. He says that the energy you will feel from the music,
matched with dramatic dance moses and "fluid" choreography, will keep you
wanting to know what will happen next. First, he takes us through his Songs of Tes-
tament (segment onel which sets out 10 inspirational songs, then to his Destiny (seg-
ment 2), w here the audience learns of Smith's process of becoming a dancer. The
show ends with Raging Beauty segment, where music and professional ballet will
create a serene atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Fan of dance or not. Smith says that the show has something for everyone. And
as the music changes tempo and rhythm throughout, those who attend will not be
bored. Call 3413995 or 3566643 to reserve tickets at $10. Tickets will also be
available at the door at a cost of $15 for adults and $7 for children.

Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies get in

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A
night of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours
for all audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge;:
Old School Reggae and Soca in the Main Lounge.
Ladies in free before llpm. $10 after 11pm. Men,
$15 cover charge.

Villaggio Ristorante, Cafe and Piano Bar, Fri-
day-Saturday, live band 10pm-lam. Happy Hour,
Friday 5.30pm-7pm, Caves Village, West Bay
Street and Blake Rd.

Compass Point daily Happy Hour 4pm-7pm,
live band on weekends, West Bay St.

Rafter Ian and Shelly play live @ The Green
Parrot, Hurricane Hole, Paradise Island, Satur-
days 7pm-10pm, featuring a mix of alternative
favourites, from Avril Lavigne to Coldplay and

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday


Paul Hanna performs at Traveller's Rest, West
Bay St, every Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

The Jellyfish Series, an exhibition of new paint-
ings and sculpture by Antonius Roberts, featuring
ceramic sculpture by Jessica Colebr6oke at the res-
idence of Antonius Roberts, Prospect Ridge. The
work presented is dedicated to the preservation of
the environment."

Stepping Stone Quilters 16th Annual Quilt Show
@ Trinity Church Hall, 10am 4pm, Saturday,
January 29 to Saturday, February 5. Free admis-

Past, Present and Personal: The Dawn Davies
Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas, Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets..
The exhibition is part of the NAGB's Collector's
Series. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-
4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Second National Exhibition @ the Nation-

al Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West Hill
Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley's Restau- Streets, featuring contemporary works by Bahami-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea- an artists. NE2 runs through December. Gallery
turning Frankie Victory at the key board in the hours Tuesday-Saturday, llam-4pm. Admission $3.
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid- Call 328-5800 to book tours.
.,. night. Fine
Sfood and Open NMic Nile. e\ern \ednesda\ 8pm 0 The

Bookmarker, Cable Beach Shopping Centre
(above Swiss Pastry Shop). Poets, rappers, singers,
instrumentalists, comics;..everyone is invited to
entertain and be entertained. $3 entrance fee.

Kredeas: Xpression Sessions open mic brought
,to you by Thoughtkatcher Enterprises @ King
and Nights Native Show and Dance Club, Cable
Beach, every Sunday, 8pm.

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323-4482 for more info.

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the
third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hos-
pital conference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every
third Saturday, 2.30pm (except August and
December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of
the American Heart Association offers CPR class-
es certified by the AHA. The course defines the
warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives pre-
vention strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome
and the most common serious injuries and choking
that can occur in adults, infants and children. CPR
and First Aid classes are offered every third Sat-
urday of the month from 9am-lpm. Contact a
S, ,: pc hospital Community Training Repre-
,^ef ai 302-4732 for morl informationand
H,.'.. e a life today.. ".

The Bahamas Historical Society will meet on
Thursday, January 27, 6pm @ the Museum on
Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave. Chris Curry, a history
lecturer at the College of the Bahamas will speak
on the topic "Christianity and Slave Conver-
sion: A Catalyst for Revolutionary Change or a
Quest for Respectability". The public is invited
to attend.

Council V of the Sunshine Region of Interna-
tional Training in Communication will hold its
second annual quarterly meeting in the Inagua
Room of Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casion on Saturday, January 29. The meet-
ing starts at 9am and will be held under the theme,
"Communication is Key". Dr Miles Munroe in
the guest speaker. For more information contact
Shellyn Ingraham @ 327-3363 after 7pm. All mem-
bers and guests are asked to attend this impor-
tant and worthwhile event.

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday, 7.30pm
@ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477 meets Friday,
7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm
@ British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thurs-
day, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178
meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every sec-
ond, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney
Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega
chapter meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ the
Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort,
Cable Beach.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every second
Saturday, 10am @ Gaylord's Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,
4th floor meeting room.

Send all your civic and social events to The Tri-
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Cardinal close

to completing

fund transfers

Winding-up company says most of its 70-80 clients
go to Bahamas-based firms, including Butterfield;
Securities Commission probe still 'ongoing'

Tribune Business Editor
C ardinal Interna-
tional, the
fund administra-
tor that is winding
itself up, yesterday told The Tri-
buine that the process was
"more or less" complete where
its 70-80 fund clients were con-
cerned, with most having been
transferred or in the process of
transferring to new administra-
Thomas Hartley, a Cardinal
International director, said: "I
think we are more or less there
as far as the clients are con-
cerned. They have been trans-

Tribune Business Editor
Colina Insurance Conmpany
yesterday confirmed that it
completed its purchase of Impe-
rial Life Financial (Bahamas)
on Wednesday, although it dis-
closed few details on a transac-
tion understood to involve a
purchase price of between $20-
$24 million.
The deal's completion, which
followed regulatory approval
and Colina's acceptance of 21
conditions and associated penal-
ties set by the Government, was
announced to Imperial Life staff
on Wednesday.
"Everyone was surprised at
the swiftness" of the comple-
tion, one source said. It is
understood that Colina Insur-
ance Company's chief financial

ferred or are in the process of
being transferred to other
He added that most of Car-
dinal's funds had been trans-
ferred to other Bahamas-based
fund administrators. In response
to The Tribune's questions, Mr
Hartley confirmed that Butter-
field Fund Services (Bahamas),
the fund administration busi-
ness that is part of Bank of But-
terfield's Bahamian operations,
had taken over the administra-
tion of some Cardinal funds,
saying: "I believe they did pick
up some."
Other Bahamas-based finan-
cial institutions who The Tri-
bune was told were interested in
picking up business from Car-

officer will move into Imperial
Life's Collins Avenue head-
quarters once othce space can
be lound or him.
In a statement, Jimmy
Campbell, Colina Insurance
Company's president, said staff
from both Colina and Imperial
Life would serve on an integra-
tion team, as they move to reg-
ularise back office, technology
and product platforms at what
will be the Bahamas' largest life
and health insurer.
However, neither Colina nor
Imperial Life have answered
many of the pressing questions
raised by Tribune Business in a
Monday editorial, particularly
on whether Imperial Life poli-
cyholders would be given
another opportunity to say
whether they wished liability
for their plans to remain with

dinal International included
Sovereign (Bahamas) and Tri-
dent (Bahamas). When asked
about this, Mr Hartley said: "I'd
rather not get into the specifics,
but they were spread around
between a few different com-
panies." .
In announcing last October
that it was seeking to wind up its
operations by December 31,
2004, Cardinal International
said it would do its best to
ensure that as many of its 50
employees as possible were tak-
en on by other financial services
Mr Hartley -yesterday
acknowledged that "not e' er"
See FUND, Page 2B

Jimmy Campbell, Colina Insur-
ance Company's president
Imperial or consent to the trans-
fer to Colina.

Retailers want to see

greater return on tax
dollars through investment

in downtown Nassau

Tribune Business Reporter
A RECENT assessment of
real property values in down-
town Nassau by government
tax officials saw some valua-
tions increase by as much 50
per cent, sparking concerns
from a number of retailers that

they see too little return on
their tax dollars, Charles
Klonaris, chairman of the Nas-
sau Tourism and Development
Board, told The Tribune yes-
Mr Klonaris, who as owner
of Mike's Shoe Store is also a-
downtown retailer, said the
general feeling among Bay
Street retailers was that if there

Tribune Business Reporter
Bay Street restaurants are being increasingly
affected by New Providence's water shortage, as
tourists and local diners refuse to eat in estab-
lishments that have no running water, with some
businesses having to close their doors early
because they are unable to flush toilets and
wash dishes.
Several restaurants yesterday said the situa-
tion raised the question why Nassau contin-
ued to have problems with its water supply,
and why successive governments have failed to
address the problem.
Kitchen manager for the Hard Rock Cafe,
Brent Evans, said that although water pressure
had improved by yesterday, the Charlotte Street

was to be a re-evaluation of
their tax bracket, a greater
return should be seen on their
dollars through the develop-
ment of a beautification pro-
gramme for Bay Street and
continued upgrades to public
spaces. This would include
sidewalks, ample lighting, the
planting of trees and improve-
ments to the waterfront.
Mr Klonaris added that the
government assessors, who
began conducting the evalua-
tion exercise late last year,
should recognize that east of
East Street there was a radi-
cal downturn in property val-
See STREET, Page 2B

restaurant had to partially close its doors on
Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 5pm because
there was no running water, with the bar area
remaining open but the kitchen closed.
Mr Evans said: "Our water pressure was
down to nothing over the last two days. We're
not running the dish machine straight through,
we're washing dishes by hand and we had to
close the bathroom because there was no water.
We've had bad pressure before, but this is the
worse it's been. Today's not so bad because
there are no ships in."
As expected, customers were very unhappy
with the situation and the restaurant's employ-
ees received a number of complaints about the
situation. There was also the concern that some
See EAT, Page 2B

BTC to spend

$14 million on

GSM for Abaco

The Bahamas Telecommuni-
cations Company (BTC) will
spend $14 million during the
tirs s ix months in 2005 to bring
GS M cellular services to Abaco,
itg chief operating officer has
In an article by newswire
Business News Americas, Leon
Williams said GSM services
Nwuld be fully operational on
Abaco by the end of the sec-
ond quarter in 2005. He added
that GSM would be rolled out
to' other Family Islands once

Tribune Business Editor
.Bahamas First General Insur-
'ance Company's shareholder
,yesterday approved the compa-
ny's planned $5 million prefer-
ence share issue, with the firm
'hoping to conclude the offering
by the end of January subject
.to regulatory approval.
An extraordinary general
,meeting (EGM) yesterday
,approved the fund-raising plan,
the proceeds from which will

Abaco's installation was "50-60
per cent" completed.
BTC has spent $35 million to
roll out GSM cellular services in
New Providence and Grand
Bahama since early 20o4, but
the system installation has been
marred by complaints of poor
and unreliable service. In sev-
eral instances, BTC has been
unable to secure its preferred
sites for masts that provide the
See PHONE, Page 2B

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be used to strengthen Bahamas
First's capital base in the after-
math of September 2004's hur-
ricanes, and also to finance the
extra premium income the firm
expects to earn in 2005 as a
result of post-storm rate increas-
Patrick Ward, Bahamas
First's general manager, yester-
day told The Tribune that the
"measure was approved" by the
company's shareholders. Its
See OFFER, Page 2B

Colina completes

Imperial purchase

Water shortages hit

Bay Street eateries

Bahamas First

$5m offering

is approved


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The Tribune

50% ro erty.
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tax evaluation


rises cause Bay

Street concerns



Legal Notice



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an Extraordinary General Meeting
of the Shareholders of the above-named Company duly convened and
held on the 30th day December, 2004 the following resolutions were

up voluntarily.

RESOLVED that LYNDEN MAYCOCK be appointed the
Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.

Dated the 30th day of December, 2004.


Registered Office
for the above-named Company

Eat (From page 1B)

will call the corporate office and
complain about the operation
in the Bahamas, possibly giving
the restaurant a bad reputation.
Like many other establish-
ments along Bay Street, the
Hard Rock Cafe does have
water tanks, but Mr Evans said
that once those have been used
there is little else for patrons
and employees. Staff have tak-
en to filling containers and stor-
ing them during the times when
water is running at normal lev-
els. With pressure improved
yesterday the bathrooms were
open and operating, but the
dishwashing machines remained
shut off.
Frustrated by the ongoing
problem, Charlton Knowles,
managing director of the Sbar-
ros Restaurants, said if he relied
on the Water and Sewerage
Corporation to keep him oper-
ating he would have been out of

business a long time ago.
Having experienced water
shortages at the Bay Street
restaurant over a period of
weeks, beginning back in late
August, Mr Knowles said he
went out and was actually able
to secure a supplementary
source of water so the restau-
rant did not have to rely on
Water and Sewerage "Before
we got a back-up supply, when
the problem first started hap-
pening in August and Septem-
ber of last year, when they
started rationing water, it did
impact us in terms of operations
before getting the back up sys-
tem," Mr Knowles said.

Offer (From page 1B)

directors would now have to "decide" how much of what they
subscribed for would be allocated to investors.
Mr Ward had previously told The Tribune that the preference
share offering was oversubscribed, saying: "We've got more funds
formally committed than we require."
And he added yesterday: "The level of interest surpassed the
amount of funds surpassed. We will try to wrap it [the offering] up
as soon as possible, subject to regulatory issues."
The approval for the preference share offering from Bahamas
First's shareholders was required under the Companies Act, as
firm's must be authorised by investors to consent to any increase in
the capital base.
To write more business and take on more risk, insurers need
more capital. Without the additional capital provided by the pref-
erence share offering, Bahamas First would have to cede more of
the anticipated increase in premium income to reinsurers, denying
it the chance to capture that extra profit.

Street (From page 1B)

"Business is bad for most of
them, so they don't think the
re-evaluations were needed, but
the [assessors] said they were
bringing them up to the right
valuation. Between Elizabeth
and Victoria Avenue so many
businesses go under and some
merchants say a 50 per cent
hike is a little high. The busi-
nesses in that area are really
hurting; that part of downtown

is derelict," Mr Klonaris said.
Declining to comment on
individual evaluations of prop-
erties along Bay Street, Mr
Klonaris said a number of mer-
chants had approached him
about the matter. He said they
all agreed that if they paid their
taxes, they would like to see a
greater percentage of their dol-
lars coming back into the city
in terms of beautification of

downtown Nassau.
Mr Klonaris said: "If proper-
ty taxes are going to be
increased, and no one's com-
plaining, we expect something
to happen going back into the
city. Bay Street is the highest
tax block in the city and we
should see something put back
into the city in terms of main-
taining the value of the prop-

Fund (From page 1B)



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Cardinal International employ-
ee had been able to find a job,
with some also electing to mull
over their options before seek-
ing fresh employment, but "we
did what we could to help".
He added: "We have retained
some employees to transfer
clients to other businesses. You
can't cut it off abruptly; it's a
phased process."
Cardinal International had
previously said "a purely eco-
nomic decision" had been taken
to exit the fund administration
business and wind itself up, as
the company had been unable
to attract top quality hedge fund
managers to domicile in this
"The Bahamas doesn't fea-
ture in the top 10 [jurisdictions
for fund management] and
we've been struggling to mar-

(From page 1)
In addition, GSM subscribers
who travel frequently to the
Family Islands have been
unable to use those cell phones
there, a constant source of irri-
tation that has led many to crit-
icise BTC for poor planning and
'jumping the gun' in its market-
ing of the new service.
Still, Mr Williams said BTC,
which still retains the monop-
oly for cellular services in the
Bahamas, was aiming to roll
GSM out across this nation by
2006. Due to their sparse popu-
lation densities, Mr Williams
hinted that "challenges" would
be faced on many Family
Islands, and it is likely that New
Providence and Grand Bahama
will again have to subsidise
GSM provision in these loca-
BTC has around 140,000 cell
phone subscribers, with about
67,000 on the GSM network
and the remainder on TDMA,
which will eventually be phased
Mr Williams added that fixed
line services were beginning to
approach saturation point, with
132,000 lines installed to service
a population of 307,000.

ket the Bahamas as it's not on
the radar screen of most fund
managers." Mr Hartley previ-
ously told The Tribune.
He said that to establish this
nation as a major player in the
investment funds sector, both
the Government and financial
services industry had "a lot of
work to do to market the
Bahamas as a jurisdiction, and
they need to take a close look at
the regulatory environment".
Mr Hartley was particularly crit-
ical of the time taken to licence
and register investment funds
in the Bahamas, compared to
rival jurisdictions such as the
Cayman Islands.
However, several sources sug-

gested that Cardinal Interna-
tional's decision to wind itself
up was closely related to what it
perceived as unfair regulatory
treatment, with the Securities
Commission of the Bahamas
conducting a forensic account-
ing investigation into "a cou-
ple" of funds it administered.
Asked about whether the
probe had been completed, Mr
Hartley yesterday said: "I real-
ly can't comment on that."
However, sources have told The
Tribune that the Securities
Commission investigation is
"ongoing", although no findings
have been made against the
company or any of its directors
and staff.


The Public is hereby advised that I, MACKFIELD STUBBS
Jntend to change my name to MACKFIELD SEYMOUR.
If there are any objections to this change of name by Deed
Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, P.O.Box N-792, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

1. Experienced, courteous and versatile

2. Data Processor
3. Accounts Clerk
Position also entails the handling of cash.
Please forward your resume with your
position of preference to:

P.O. Box EE-15484
Nassau, Bahamas

Cl Colina ]lnlHHli
Financial Advisors Ltd. i i
Pricing Information As Of: Ltd.
20 January 2005
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSi 1.041.5 I CHG -00.24 1%CHG -00.02 I YTD 173.3$ I YTIS% 1, ..
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Previous Close Today's Close Change Dally Vol. EPS S Div S PIE Yield
1 49 1 10 Zac ,larisels 1 10 1 10 OO 0 197 0000 N'M 0 00%
8.40 7.30 Bahamas Property Fund 8.00 8.00 0.00 1.328 0.320 6.0 4.00%
6.25 5.75 Bank of Bahamas 5.75 5.75 0.00 0.152 0.330 11.2 5.74%
0.85 0.75 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 -0.057 0.000 N/M 0.00%
1.97 1.80 Bahamas Waste 1.80 1.80 0.00 0.101 0.000 17.8 0.00%
1.00 0.91 British American Bank 0.95 0.95 0.00 0.007 0.040 12.8 4.21%
7.25 6.25 Cable Bahamas 7.20 7.20 0.00 0.510 0.240 14.1 3.33%
2.20 1.35 Colina Holdings 2.20 2.20 0.00 0.259 0.060 8.5 2.73%
7.17 6.15 Commonwealth Bank 7.15 7.15 0.00 1,500 0.632 0.390 11.3 5.45%
1.50 0.35 Doctor's Hospital 1.50 1.50 0.00 0.228 0.000 6.6 0.00%
4.00 3.13 Famguard 3.96 3.99 0.03 2,200 0.406 0.170 9.8 4.26%
9.75 8.05 Finco 9.73 9.70 -0.03 1,000 0.649 0.480 14.9 4.95%
7.50 6.20 FirstCaribbean 7.50 7.50 0.00 0.513 0.330 14.6 4.40%
8.60 8.00 Focol 8.00 8.00 0.00 0.710 0.500 11.3 6.25%
2.25 1.99 Freeport Concrete 1.99 1.99 0.00 0.025 0.000 79.6 0.00%
10.38 9.90 ICD Utilities 9.89 9.89 0.00 800 0.818 0.405 12.1 4.10%
8.25 8.10 J. S. Johnson 8.22 8.22 0.00 0.785 0.550 10,5 6.81%
6.27 4.36 Kerzner International BDRs 5.93 5.84 -0.09 0.245 0.000 24.2 0.00%
1.) C'*- 10 00 Premier R.-F1 Eslale 1000 10 00 000 0694 0 350 14 4 3.50%
Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities .... :'- .:
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Symbol Bid S Ask S Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS S Div 5 PIE Yield
1 'I_,, 13 O00' Bahamas Supermarkel; 13 00 14 00 16 00 1 328 0 720 105 5 14%
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0.60 0.40 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.00 -0.103 0.000 NM 6 .00%
Coln. Over-Thea.Counter Seourities . '
1'-,',00 28 00 0'.BD %B 4100 4300 4100 2220 0000 194 000"'
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 13.00 14.00 13.00 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
0.60 0.35 RND Holdings 0.29 0.54 0.35 -0.103 0.000 N/M 0.00%
BISWX Uated Mutual Funds .
52wk-HI 52wk-Low Fund Name NAV YTDD% Last 12 Months DIv 5 Yield %
1 .1-I1 1 1491 Co"r.a .lorney Marxel Fund 1 201423'
2.0536 1.8154 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.1191"*
10.2148 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.2648"***
2.1746 2.0012 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.174583**
1.0848 1.0823 Colina Bond Fund 1.084821****
PINEMEX:1 Cl"4O O.14 I YTD 12.280% f 2003 -4.5049% .. *
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00 YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
52wk-HI Highest closing price in last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and FidelitI
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Prlbe Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months NIM Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningE FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 =100
* AS AT DEC. 31, 2004/ ** AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
* AS AT DEC. 31. 2004/** AS AT DEC. 31. 2004/ ** AS AT DEC. 31, 2004
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7 Shipping company

'broke the ice' for

Bahamian workers

N avios Corpora-
tion, U S Steel's
ocean shipping
subsidiary, was
founded in Nas-
sau in 1954. It subsequently
became the largest offshore
company to base itself in the
Bahamas. It was also one of the
-' first companies located here to
recruit, train and promote into
management levels black,
Bahamian employees. The com-
pany operated from Nassau for
\ 26 years, and during that period
-, hired and trained more than 100
Bahamian personnel many of
whom, after they left Navios,
made names for themselves in
other local companies and pro-
The president of Navios when
the company was founded here,
although he never moved to
Nassau, was Vice-Admiral
Glenn B. Davis of the US Navy
(retired). He came here in 1954
to explain to Lord Ranfurly, the
then Governor, the decision by
US Steel to set up the head-
quarters of their new ocean
. shipping subsidiary in Nassau,
and that the company was
established primarily to move
iron ore from US Steel's new
mine n Venezuela Orinoco
Mining Company. The lawyer
for Navios was Leonard
. Knowles later Sir Leonard -
who became Chief Justice of
the Bahamas.
The first offices of Navios
, were on the top floor of the
Boyle Building (now called Saf-
frey Square Building) on Bank
Lane and Bay Street just off
Rawson Square. When Navios
senior personnel first moved
Down from New York in 1955
to move the company mio "high
!gear", they brought with them

HALF a century ago, a shipping company was
established in Nassau that broke new ground
on the employment front. Here, Roger Jones
writes about the Navios Corporation, which
proved the launching pad for many successful
Bahamians. The second part of his article will
appear in Tribune Business on Monday

two secretaries from a New
. York-based US Steel subsidiary,
as they had been told there
were no Bahamians capable or
trained for this type of work in
an office.
In the 1950s and 1960s there
were two other large offshore
companies with headquarters
in Nassau Bethlehem Steel
and Outboard Marine, the for-
mer based at Johnson and Marl-
borough House on the south-
eastern corner of Cumberland
Street and Marlborough. Out-
board Marine was on the sec-
ond floor of what is now the
John Bull Building on Bay
Street. In 1959, Navios moved
to their own office building,
built to their design and require-
ments by a Bahamian, Ralph
Collins Jr., who then leased this
tailor-made building he owned
to Navios. This office building,
located on Village Road, a
block off Shirley Street, is
presently the headquarters of
Colina Insurance Company.
Navios, which started with
three to four expatriate man-
agers and two US secretaries,
grew fast and within a year, the
,US secretaries were, sent home
- as Bahaniia'i nstIaff wre' deter-

mined to not only be adequate
but superior to the secretaries
brought down from New York.
Up to then, very few Bahamians
had been employed as office
staff in banks or offshore com-
panies headquartered here.
Navios "broke the ice" and
was one of the first entities to
hire and use Bahamian person-
nel, not only in low office posi-
tions but to train and promote
them into positions of supervi-
sory and managerial authority.
Many of the early Navios local
employees were graduates of
Government High School and,
after leaving Navios, went on
to positions of major impor-
tance in Bahamian entities.
Navios remained in the
Bahamas for 26 years, finally
moving to New York in 1980.
During the 26 years it was head-
quartered in Nassau, Navios at
one point had 20 expatriates
and 80 Bahamian employees.
Initially, .Navios did bring in a
number of experienced shipping
executives and managers to
handle the traffic and operat-
ing functions of the very size-
able and growing fleet char-
""trini cheduling, bunkering
and respfonsbilit.y for..port'

agents, as well as accounting
personnel able to integrate all
accounting and financial data
with US Steel's systems. There
was also a naval architect and
an experienced marine super-
intendent, who had been cap-
tain on large ocean carriers.
See NAVIOS, Page 4B



1 Spanish Teacher (Grades 1 6)

Applicant must:

A. Be a born-again practicing Christian who is
willing to subscribe to the Statement of
Faith of Temple Christian Schools.

B. Have an Associates and or Bachelor's
Degree in Education from a recognized
College or University in the area of

C. Have a valid Teacher's Certificate or

D. Be willing to contribute to the school's extra
curricular program.

Application must be made in writing with a full
Curriculum Vite, a recent coloured photograph and
three references should be sent to:

The Principal
Temple Christian Schools
Collins Avenue
P.O.Box N-1566
Nassau, Bahamas

private bank
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading financial institution with a
presence in over 100 countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking candidates
for the following Technology positions:
Infrastructure Quality Assurance Manager
Responsibilities include:
Ensure system changes are processed in a timely manner while ensuring the change
request meets Citigroup's Change Management Policy.
Ensure that version control of software releases are tightly managed and maintained.
Keen attention to detail with regards to oversight of problem management system ensuring
a proper balance between meeting the needs of the users and availability of technical
Produce ad-hoc reports in support of management request and participate in audits.
,,* Completion of Technology Self-Assessment Forms and Procedures.
Excellent communication skills are required to keep all stakeholders informed.
Provide back-up support for information security administrator function.
Requirements include:
Experience with change management systems and software management systems.
Experience in managing problem management system.
Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive work environment supporting various application
and infrastructure changes.
Demonstrate leadership, creative and analytical problem solving skills.
Knowledge of WIN2000 Administration, MS Office applications, LAN/WAN systems.
Qualifications required:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology discipline with 2 to 4 years
experience. Certified information technology professionals with 4 or more years experience
will also be considered.
Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience.
Infrastructure/Network Support Administrator
Responsibilities include:
Provide expert support for server management and LAN/WAN environment.
Ability to analyze hardware performance, including servers, routers and switches, and
where necessary provide recommendations and improvements to configurations
to achieve operating efficiencies.
Ability to operate within corporate guidelines and ensure that the required processes and
policies are adhered to.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership skills, creative and analytical problem
solving skills, and ability to think and conceptualize independently.
Must work effectively in a dynamic multi-tasking environment where fast changing
priorities are common.
Provide support and administration of the PBX system.
Provide support for desktop issues, resolutions and escalations.
Requirements include:
Experience in Networking, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, System Administration for Windows
2000, MS Office Applications, SQL Server, Oracle, Exchange, Citrix, CISCO Routers
and Switches.
Ability to multi-task in a time sensitive work environment supporting various application
and infrastructure changes.
Effective written verbal and interpersonal communication skills a must.
Qualifications required:
A Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology discipline with 2 to 4 years experience.
Certified information technology professionals with 4 or more years experience will also be
Salary will be based upon qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Technology Unit Head
GWS/Bahamas Technology
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-1576
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 or
e-mail: rhonda.chase@citigroup.com
Deadline for receipt of r6umds is Friday, January 21, 2005.



College of The Bahamas Performing Arts Centre

Building Contractors are invited to PRE-QUALIFY for the
Modification of The College of The Bahamas Auditorium, and
its conversion to The Performing Arts Centre, to be situated
at Thompson Boulevard, New Providence, Bahamas.

The Project will comprise part demolition and modification
of the Existing 2 storey Auditorium approximately six
thousand two hundred square feet in area (6,200 sq. ft.), and
the construction of some twelve thousand square feet (12,000
sq. ft) on new space incorporating a fifty-six feet (56 ft.) high
Stage House, Dressing Rooms, Workshops, Foyer and
Entrance Walkways, Toilets and Administration space.

Interested contractors may collect pre-qualification documents

Office of the Vice President, Research, Planning &
The College of The Bahamas
Thompson Boulevard
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: (242) 302-4308

There will be a non-refundable Fee of $100 for each document,
(cash or certified cheque made payable to The College of
The Bahamas.)

Sealed pre-qualification submissions will be received until
4:00 p.m., Thursday 27th January 2005 at the office of the
Estates Manager, 2nd Floor Portia M. Smith Student Services
Centre, The College of the Bahamas, Poinciana Drive.

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of SILVER HOURSE INC., has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of ST. STEPHENS LIMITED, has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of SARATOVA INC., has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company
-has therefore been struck off the Register.

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe




The Entrance Examinations
for all Anglican Schools will
take place on
Saturday, February 5th, 2005
at 9:00 am.

The Examinations for the
Nassau Schools will take place at
St Anne's School, Fox Hill.
Applications can be collected at
the respective schools and
returned no later than
Wednesday, February 2, 2005.

Navios (From page 3B)

Initially, Navios time char-
tered their ships on long term
(10 years or more) charters with
options to renew. While here,
however, they also began build-
ing and operating their own
large bulk carriers.
There was such a shortage of
housing in Nassau for expatriate
personnel in those early years,
so Navios arranged with the
Finance Corporation of the
Bahamas (FINCO) to lend
expatriate employees the mon-
ey to buy property and build
homes at prime, with US Steel
(not Navios) guaranteeing the
mortgages. Fourteen homes
were built under this plan in the
late 1950s amd early 1960s.
Navios was originally estab-
lished to provide shipping for
all iron ore produced by US
Steel's Orinoco Mining Com-
pany in Venezuela both for
delivery to US Steel plants in
the US as well as to ore-buying
customers (steel plants) in Italy,
the UK, Netherlands and Ger-
many. The primary ore loading
port in the first few years was in
Venezuela at Puerto Ordaz, 182
miles up the treacherous
Orinoco River. There were con-
stant groundings and blockages
on the river and this presented
Navios here with a rash of prob-
lems involving delays, lighter-
ing and rescheduling of cargoes.
Some of the ships built to
Navios specifications and long
term chartered to Navios by
owner D. K. Ludwig were then
the largest ore/bulk carriers in
the world the 60,000 dead-
weight ton "ORE CHIEF"
Once Navios was set up, how-
ever, it handled other move-
ments into US Steel plants, such
as manganese ore from Brazil
and India and iron ore pur-
chased in Chile and Peru. US
Steel opened another new iron
ore mine in Quebec in 1959.
Iron ore from this mine was
loaded at Port Cartier, a deep-
water port on the Gulf of St.

Lawrence. Navios (and a sister
company established here, Nav-
igen) were the US Steel sub-
sidiaries that handled all the ore
loaded at Port Cartier to US
Steel plants on the US East
Coast and Gulf, and even
through the St. Lawrence sea-
way, into the Great Lakes. Also,
to Europe for ore purchased by
steel companies there.
At its height, Navios/Navi-
gen's annual tonnage lifting
totalled as much as 29 million
tons, and as many as 80 bulk
carriers were operated by the
company at any one time during
its tenure in the Bahamas.
In 1960, Navios bought prop-
erty in Uruguay and built a
transfer facility there at Nueva
Palmyra to handle manganese
ore brought 1800 miles down
the Parana River from Carum-
ba, Brazil, in barges. At Nueva
Palmyra they unloaded the
barges, stored the ore and later
reloaded it on to Navios bulk
carriers for delivery to steel
mills in the US and Europe.

'As many as

80 bulk
carriers were

operates by
the firm.'

One of the Navios senior staff
based in Nassau, the late C. R.
Andrews, a naval architect, who
was the special projects manag-
er, planned and then supervised
the construction of the original
Navios, in the late 1950s,
financed the purchase and con-
struction of a silver mine in
Cuba, which soon after was
expropriated by the Commu-
nist government when Castro

Legal Notice



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an Extraoirdinary General Meeting
-:ofthe Shareholders-of the above-named Company-duly convened and
held on the 30th day December, 2004 the following resolutions were
up voluntarily.

RESOLVED that LYNDEN MAYCOCK be appointed the
Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.
Dated the 30th day of December, 2004.
Registered Office
for the above-named Company




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of RICE LAKE LTD., has been completed;
a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been struck off the Register.

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe




Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,
the dissolution of CROSTATA LIMITED, has been
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

Cheryl Rolle

Elvira Lowe

(This is only an illustration of where some local employees
went "after Navios". Many others too numerous to list here
also moved on to positions of prominence in the Bahamas.
Some, of course, have been lost track of. Some of those listed
here will have "moved on" to other companies/positions since
this list was prepared).
Rawson McDonald Lawyer
Larry G. Forbes Architect
Rodney Braynen Braynen Rodney & Associates (Archi-
Everette Sweeting chief financial officer, BEC.
Harold Watson, chief executive, A. L. D.
Gerard Mortimer comptroller, A. I. D.
Claudette "Cookie" Allens theatre and radio personality
Andrew Curry organist/choirmaster/St. Francis Church
Ivan Sands managing director, Credit Lyonnais Suisse
(Bahamas) Bank
Eunice Bethel Humbletone* Interior Decorator
Arnold Wood president, Freeport Power
Alpheus Ramsey director, Bahamas National Pride Associ-
Bismark Coakley president, Arawak Homes
Carleton Williams Founder Owner -McDonalds (Bahamas)
Sylvia Forbes director, sales and marketing, Nassau Beach
Perry Christie Lawyer, Prime Minister, Bahamas
Nathaniel Dean Registrar of the Supreme Court
Clyde Bethel* vice-president, Bahamar Shipping
Dudley Martinborough owner/president, Bahmar Shipping
Tellis Bethel Lt. Cmdr. Bahamas Defence Force/Author
Judy Francis Maritime Attache, Bahamas High Commis-
sion, London
Fred Murray comptroller, National Products Company
David Culmer owner of several businesses in Grand Bahama
Lionel Symonette first country manager in Bahamas, Fedex
Thomas Stubbs vice-president, Island Merchants
Tammy Nico McKinney co-owner Suntee Limited/Realtor
Aladyce Scott Fitzgerald owner Insurance Brokers &
Beryl Vanderpool Higgs minister, Anglican Church
Grace Nottage minister, Bahamas Gospel Mission
Barbara Grant Yaralli manufacturer of Preserves.
*subsequently died

came to power. Navios also
bought property in Freeport
from D. K. Ludwig, on which
Bahamas Cement (another US
Steel subsidiary) built and orig-
inally owned a cement produc-
tion facility and cement load-
ing terminal.
A decision, however, was
made by US Steel in 1979, to
move Navios to New York City
(the move actually took place
in 1980). When the word came -
like an earthquake hitting.
Navios had been in the
Bahamas for 26 years and, in a
number of cases, this was the
only company some Bahamian
employees had ever'worked foir
: Furthermore, a number had,
risen up through the ranks and
were now in highly responsible
positions. Dudley Martinbor-
ough would become a vice-pres-
ident of the company and the
late Clyde Bethel was now
responsible for scheduling the
entire fleet. One. or two
Bahamian employees moved
with the company to New York
and a large number of others
were contracted by Navios to
come temporarily (for six or 12
-weeks) to New York to train
new American employees. All
Bahamian employees were

assisted in gaining alternative
employment and provided with
termination benefits.
Lionel Symonette, who was
with Navios for all 26 years the
company was headquartered
here, kept track and followed
the subsequent careers of many
of his old cohorts. He has been
able to provide the attached
table of where many old
'Naviositiues' (as they some-
times were jokenly called) went
"after Navios".
This, of course,, doesn't con-
sider everyone who once
worked there as he lost track
of many. Lionel, incidentally,
has an interesting souvenir of
his Navios days. He was
engaged in many aspects of the
final wind-upof Navios in the
When the last breath of the
company occurred here in 1980,
Lionel was designated to can-
cel the Navios post office box
here PO Box 796. However, in
cancelling, he had it reassigned
as his own box number which
he uses today.

A leading boutique Law Firm with
operations in two cities in The Bahamas
is looking for a suitably qualified

The successful applicant should have
already completed pupilage.

Interested applicants are asked to
forward their detailed Resume's to the
following address:

Managing Partner
P.O.Box SS-6836
Nassau, N.P. The Bahamas




Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 18th day of January,
2005. The Liquidators are Cordelia Fernander and Ingrid
Davis of P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

Ingrid David

Cordelia Fernander


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Junior Sports Reporter
NATIONAL head coach
Rupert Gardiner is calling for
a systematic programme in
track and field before the
sport declines any further.
The programme, according
to Gardiner, should include
the development of junior ath-
letes, coaches and the Family
"When you look at the sport
in the Bahamas and compare
it to the past years you will
see the decline," said Gar-

"It is not the BAAA's fault
because the president is doing
all he can to better the pro-

"It is the coaches' fault that
the sport is dropping, the ath-
letes are doing all they can to
boost the sport, but the coach-
es place their needs first
instead of the athletes and
Gardiner, who has been
coaching for the past 23 years,
has been offered a job within
the Ministry of Sports and

Culture in the Turks and
Caicos Islands is making final
preparations for travel next
The Turks and Caicos min-
istry has sought Gardiner to
assist with their developmen-
tal programme, after winning
their bid to host the 2007
Carifta games.
Before he leaves, Gardiner
would like to have the oppor-
tunity to spread his knowledge
in the Bahamas.
"I made the announcement
but the ministry still hasn't
offered anything," Gardiner

"If they were interested
they would have made an
offer to me, I will be more
than happy to stay here,
although there will be some
matters that we need to work
Gardiner claims that he
wouldn't make the movie if
the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture offers a similar
deal, but his request to the
ministry has not been
answered as yet.
The post in the Turks and
Caicos has a three year con-
tract and .Gardiner has been
in negotiation since the last
.Carifta games.
At the games, Gardiner was
the head coach for the Carifta
team, which won 21 medals,
three golds, seven silvers and
11 bronzes.
He was also the head coach
at the World Championship
games in Seville, Spain and
Athens, Greece, and a mem-
ber of the Olympic team's
coaching staff.
The announcement has sev-,
eral of Gardiner's top athletes
in his training programmes
considering travelling with
him for training.
He' said: "Several of the ath-
letes have asked me to come
and continue with their train-
ing, but my advise to them was
to wait for a while.
"I explained to them the
importance of building the
programme here in the
Bahamas and, besides, I need
to settle down first before I
can invite anyone down to
"My family is taking the
move pretty well too, I have a
daughter who is off in college
and the other one attends St
Augustine's College, so it
makes no sense for me to

move her and make her make
an unnecessary adjustment."
Gardiner's unhappiness
with the current system led
him into making the decision,
saying that the coaches

involved are too selfish, and
do not have the Bahamas' best
interests at heart.
He added: "When I first got
started into this coaching pro-
gramme it was chain of com-
mand I had to go through, this
wasn't just designed for me,
but for all the coaches back in
the days.
"Nowadays you have coach-
es coming into the programme
who don't want to follow the
systematic programme, and
believe as though since they
were successful in getting their
level two certification that

they should automatically be a
shoe in.
"That doesn't mean that
you are a show in, your certi-
fications. I know when we first
got started we had to work

with the younger athletes,
then the juniors and work our
way up into the senior pro-
gramme, systematic.
"Now we have coaches who
only want to train the senior
athletes, this can't be; you
must start with the younger
athletes, the developmental
"If we want to continue on
with our success we will have
to be able to work together as
one, putting the athletes'
needs and the countries' needs
first, the coaches' needs are
not important."


NEGOTIATORS from the U.S. Soccer Federation and its
union are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator on
Thursday in an effort to resolve the dispute threatening to
keep the regular players off the field for a World Cup qual-
ifier next rionth, according to Associated Press.
The sides, arguing over money and other issues, will meet
at a hotel at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport along
with a mediator from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation
If an agreement is not reached by Feb. 1, the USSF says it
will use replacement players for the Feb. 9 game at Trinidad
.and Tobago. the first of 10 in the final round of qualifying
from the Nnrth and Cetiral American and Caribbean region.

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Bally Century Club. The club will award members each time they reach one 100 visits.
The gym is excited to begin the club with such a great group of dedicated individuals.
These persons were recognized in a presentation held at Bally, where they were formally
entered into the Bally Century Club. Each person received a Bally Century t-shirt, a Bal-
ly water bottle and a free one month membership.

Dr. Keva Bethel Basketball Classic
Sponsored by COB's Student Activities Department

Friday, January 28th

4:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 29th 9:00 a.m. until
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium

Open Male $100.00
High School Male & Female $70.00

Registration deadline is Thursday, January 27th, 2004

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can to boost the sport, but the
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Junior Sports Reporter
THE nightmare of turnovers
became a reality for the SC
McPherson Sharks junior boys
yesterday, turning over more
than seven balls per quarter
against the DW Davis Pittbulls.
The point conversion for the
Pittbulls give them a 23-5 sec-
ond quarter lead, with a final
score of 49-30.
The Sharks team were caught
in the Pittbulls 2-1-2 defensive
full court trap.
However, the post moves by
Sharks' Kenny Hart give his
team a 6-0 run.
Despite Pittbulls' point guard
Ollen Smith's effort to take the
ball hard into the lane and some-
times missing, the Sharks man-
aged to clean-up the boards, cre-
ating fast break opportunities.
As the Sharks tried to bring
the ball up the court without dis-
turbance their turnover horror
moved to the free throw line.
Sharks missed eight free
throws in the first half and 12 in
the second half.
Smith said: "Our team is
growing, we now know each oth-
er's strengths and weaknesses,
this will only make us better.
"I believe as long as we play
together we can win it all. Our
biggest thing would be our free

"As long as we make all of
our free throws we can beat any
team. No team can break
through our press; at least no
team has broke through our
press as yet.
The Sharks had moved away
from their post player in the
third quarter, helping the Pit-
tbulls to put up eight unan-
swered points.
Pittbulls were drilling the
Sharks from all parts of the
court, also working the ball
inside for post moves.
They were on a 9-0 run before
Sharks' head coach Chevy
Simms called a time out.
The time out was designed to
help the Sharks regroup, but it
placed them deeper into the hole
when they returned to play.
"Our coach wanted to get sev-
eral of the other guys in so they
can get a feel of the court, so we
really didn't mind that at all,"
said Smith, who dropped in six
points, three rebounds, nine
assists and three steals.
"We need them to get more
playing time because you don't
know what will happen in other
Late in the third, the Sharks
brought on the their press but
the Pittbulls had a remedy for
that, with Smith and the three
other starters watching from the
However, the Sharks had
found their grove with their big
Hart wiggled his through the
Pittbulls defence to a continua-
tion call.
He became a one man wreck-
ing team but it was a little to late
for the Sharks.
With less than two minutes
on the clock, Pittbulls were
determined to extend their 42-30
lead and scored seven points
before the time expired.
Top scorer in the game was
Pittbulls' Lenny Fleurana with
16 points, seven rebounds, one
block and a steal; teammate
David St Vil chipped in with
eight points four rebounds, three
steals and one assist.
For the Sharks, Hart put up
10 points, seven rebounds,
five blocks, one steal and two

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* STARS fight for possession against the
Aquinas College Aces yesterday.
(Photo; Felipe Major)

Senior Sports Reporter
THE Bahamas Academy Stais out-shone the Aquinas
College Ace, in eery fact of the game yesterday at
Aquinas College.
The Stars, % ho kept their hopes ahle for another trip to
the Bahamas Association ot Independent
Secondary Schools senior boys plawofls. routed the Aces
Their inside game, led b\ David Fox, Clyde Becklord
and Nico Scaalla, was a bitle too much to handle as the
trio conmbincd for 36 points in the win that pushed their
record to 6-2.
"They couldn't handle our pressure and our size," said
a jubilant coach \\ inston S)monette, who was able to
utilise his bench lor a good portion of the fourth quarter
with the insiirmountable lead
"They could ha\e matched us with speed. but they
couldn't match us ithl size I think ultiniatel. that made the
differcnce- Jo- n the stretch "

\\hen itn .i'n i their front court, coach Symonette got
the defence he needed in the backcourt as the\ applied the
pressure to losl do(n the Aces' running game
The Aces, on the other hand, dropped to 5-4 and an\
chance of playoff berth looks dimmer and dimmer as the
regular season starts to wind do\wn.
With coach S.moneite going to his bench the Aces
m.de a late surge as Dono\an Bennette lit up the nets,
dartuig in and out w ih some big shots
But his ellors came little too late .is the game was
ah ady out of re.ich
Coach Clarke said he tried to stress to his Aquinas
Aces' pla~eis the importance of bo\ig out to compensate
tor the lack ol their size
"A lot of times %%c ,ei opened up underneath and
instead of taking the ball to them, %e nwed to go around
them and ended tip shooting the ball o'er the backboard."

noted a disappointed Clarke.
"But it's a work in process We were short a man down
low, but we lost a couple of players and I can't ask for any-
thing more from them."
Bahamas Academy got 19 from David Fox, 15 from
Clyde Beckford. 13 from Cordero Heasrie, seen from
Nico Scavalla, six from Trevino Care%. four from LaSalle
Thompson and three apiece from Demetrius Kemp and
Anthony Porter.
For Aquinas College. Donovan Bennette canned a
game high 24. Donovan Barn had 10. Steven Adderley
eight, Alvares Whymns seen and Aquindo Colebrooke

The Stars came into Aces land and even though the
wind was blowing hard. they managed to make the nec-
essary adjustments to the elements a lot faster.
They came from a 2-0 deficit to go on a 6-0 run as
David Fox went to work early with a two-handed dunk to
finish off the run he started with a lay-up.
Fox would jam a one-handed dunk to push their lead to
11-4 and Kemp and Beckford %would polish off the period
with a couple of fast break baskets to push their lead to 17-
S at the break.
In the second quarter, the Stars would continue to run
the ball and. when it wasn't Fox benefiting, it was Scaval-
la or Heastie. who helped to increase their lead to 23-11.
The Aces, with their fans starting to cheer for them.
managed to come to life as Whymns and Bennete led
their spark to cut their deficit to 25-1S.
But before they knew w'%hat happened the Stars were on
the run again as they went on to post a comfortable 34-22
halftime lead on a basket from Heatie at the buzzer.
Coming out of the break, the Aces mmmed the lead to
10, 36-26.
But that was short bhed as the Stars played like they did
in the first half and %widened their lead to 48-30.
Even though Aquinas College came back. Bahamas
Academ\ held on for a 56-38 lead at the end of the period.
.\nd in the fourth. Beckford took over the shot. getting
in a couple of slam dunks to put the Stars up 65-41 before
coach S monette brought in the bench.

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