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Police say that
seven year-old’s



shows

traffic problem
‘far-reaching’

By KARIN HERIG

-o Tribune Staff Reporter

THE DEATH of a young
child in a traffic accident has
given police cause for extreme
concern, a spokesman said yes-
terday.

There have now been eight
deaths already on the country’s
roads in the first three weeks
of the year. Last-year there
were 50 fatalities due to traffic
accidents throughout the
Bahamas and just 35 in 2002.



Nakito Rahming

“This is cause for extreme
concern, this incident indicates
that our traffic problems are

even more far- -reaching than we
previously thought,” said Cor-
poral David Lockhart, crash
reconstructionist with the Traf-
fic Division.

‘ According to reports, seven-
year-old Nakito Rahming died
after he was.struck by a motor-
bike as he rode his bicycle on
Thursday evening. Nakito was
riding south along West Street
on Thursday evening with his

cousin Kentosh Rahming, also .

aged seven, when the fatal acci-
dent occurred.

Walter Lockhart, the driver
of a 2004 Honda motorcycle,
travelling north on his motor-
bike along West Street, collided
with the boys, Inspector Wal-
ter Evans told The Tribune.

“(Nakito) was immediately
transported to Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, but his wounds
were severe and he died some-
time later that night,” he said.

Kentosh sustained “cuts and
bruises” on his body. He was
treated at the same hospital and
is now recovering at home.

,The motorcyclist has not
been charged with any offence
and the investigation into the
accident is still in the early
Stages, police said.

«Corporal Lockhart said that
this incident is especially tragic
because it involves an innocent
child.



“This is the hardest one of

the traffic fatalities this year.”

It’s always very hard'when chil-

dren are the victims, they have

not yet experienced life before
they are gone,” he said.

The crash reconstructionist
said that the fact that “we are
only into the third week of this
year and we are’ already up to
number eight in traffic fatali-
ties,” shows that'the motoring
public “is clearly not listening

to our advice, or has absolutely °

- no > intention of changing their

«



" Kentosh Rahming shows the
wounds he received. (Photo. .
Felipé Major/Tribune Staff)

driving patterns.”

Corporal Lockhart said that
police have seen an alarming
increase of fatalities among
pedestrians, motorcyclists and
cyclists.

The eight traffic fatalities this
year include two pedestrians,
one motorcyclist and two
cyclists. Three of the victims
died in Grand Bahama, and five
in New Providence.

“The high number of inci-
dents shows us that something is
clearly going wrong somehow,”
Corporal Lockhart noted.

He said that police, in partic-

ular the Traffic Division, now-

have to “figure out where we
go from here.”

“We will have to sit down and
determine what other measures
we want to implement,” he said.

He pointed out however that

“the police cannot do it all
themselves.”

“Most people think the Traf-
fic Division is only there to put
money in the Treasury, but in
fact our main concern is the
safety of each and every per-
son, but to ensure that safety
we need the assistance of the
people,” he said.

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Nakia Ferguson (right), whose only child was killed in the country’s eighth traffic
fatality of the year, is consoled by a close friend as she speaks to The Tribune yesterday.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

Mother grieves for
‘well-known’ son

By TIFFANY GRANT

Nakia Ferguson, the griey-
ing mother of the seven-year-
old boy whose life came to a
tragic end on Thursday night
after he was hit by a motorcy-
clist, said that her son was a
sweet child who everyone took

a liking to.

"He was never really a rude
child. Right up to the elderly
people everybody's spirit took
to him. He. was well known,"
said Ms Ferguson.

Nakito Rahming was a grade
two student at the Yellow Elder
Primary School and his moth-

er’s only child. He and his
cousin Kentosh Rahming were

hit by a motorcyclist while rid-

ing their bicycles on West Street
on Thursday evening.

Ms Ferguson said that she
couldn’t specify the details sur-
rounding the incident because
she was not home at the time.

However she indicated that she
left her son inside the house in
the care-of her sister Kenya.
Kenya Rahming, the aunt of
the deceased and mother of
Kentosh, was home when the
accident occurred. She said that

See GRIEVE, Page 3B

Gang activity
violence in schools

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter

GANG activity is responsible for trouble
in schools according to the Youth Against
Violence group who yesterday hit out at
authorities for failing to acknowledge the
link.

According to Youth Against Violence

. (YAV), many of the 50 gangs currently
operating across New Providence have

Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper

“

ties with public schools.

YAV Director Carlos Reid said more
than 10,000 young men are “actively
involved in gangs” in the Bahamas. I*
said the country “is on course for a nation-
al crisis; meanwhile we continue tc nlay
games.”

However public education Director of
Security Garth Johnson told The Tribune
that violence in schools is the work of “a
few wayward boys”. He said he is confi-

dent that the problem will be brought
under control.

Mr Reid’s warning comes after the sec-
ond violent incident in as many weeks at
RM Bailey Senior High School.

Security officers had to disarm and
detain a 15-year-old student who came to
school wielding a machete on Thursday.

On Tuesday of last week a student was

See GANGS, Page 5B





PAGr «, or. UADAY, JANUARY 22, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL





‘Blatant disrespect’
shown for fathers’
rights in Bahamas

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

AHAMIAN law

“blatantly disre-

spects” the rights

and responsibili-

ties of fathers
towards their children, it was
claimed yesterday.

While Minister of Social Ser-
vices and. Community Devel-
opment Melanie Griffin attends
the 38th Session of the United
Nations Committee on the
Rights of the Child, held in
Geneva, Switzerland this week,

Bahamian Fathers for Children

Everywhere head rips up copy

of ‘poorly written’ law he says
denounces the father’s role

president of the Bahamian
Fathers for Children Every-
where organisation, Clever
Duncombe, yesterday ripped up
a copy of the Affiliation Pro-
ceedings Act, and said the
Bahamian government is





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putting on a display for the
international community that is
not reflective in its.own country.

Referring to the Affiliation
Proceedings Act, Mr Dun-

‘combe said that it is “poorly

written” and clearly denounces
the role of the father.

Addressing members of the
media at a press conference
held yesterday in front of Court
No 3, Victoria Gardens, he said
that the Act “only recognises
half of the family structure, all
its talks about is maintenance,
the financial contribution for
the child.” —

“Why is the Bahamas deceiv-
ing the international communi-

. ty by pretending that we have

ratified this Act allowing fathers
to have rights to their children?
It is very hypocritical, because
domestically children are being
denied their basic rights to their
fathers and extended family,”

‘Mr Duncombe told The Tri-

bune.

The organisation president
said that the Bahamas needs to
enact laws that adhere to the
international Convention on the
Rights of the Child, a treaty to
which the Bahamas signed onto
in 1989.

“In the Convention, article
five, it says that the state must
respect the rights and respon-
sibility of parents and the
extended family to. provide

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Clever Duncombe, president of Bahamian Fathers for Children,
speaks to the press outside court yesterday concerning parenting

appropriate to his or her evolv-
ing capacity.

“Article 18 of the convention
says that parents have joint pii-
mary responsibility for raising
the child and the state shall sup-

port them in this effort,” he said:

reading from the Convention.
Mr Duncombe alleged that
the Bahamian government so

‘far had not: adhered to this

treaty and has in “16 years not
taken any steps to promote the
children’s rights.”

“The Convention says that it
is the states’ obligation to pro-
tect children from any form of
discrimination, but yet in the
Bahamas children are routinely
discriminated against. The

Department of Social Services

chooses to alienate Bahamian
fathers, they look on us as an
irritants,” he added.

Mr Duncombe reiterated that
children “need more than just
money, they need the protec-
tion of their fathers, to offer
guidance.”

“Men are being hauled

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dragged and incarcerated in
some instances for child main-

‘tenance, but we are more than

just a cash register. We are par-
ents who need to be respect-
ed,” he noted.



‘We need our

men to stand
up and —

perform their
roles, but at

_ the same time

how are they
going to do

those things?’

—Omar Smith



Also speaking at the press
conference, deputy of the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM) Omar Smith said
that Bahamian law must reflect
that “parenting i is not a one-per-
son job.

“It takes a mother and a
father to raise a child. It takes
extended family also.

“We say it takes a village to

(Photo: Felipé Major/Ti ribune Staff)

raise a child all the time, but we
don’t mean it, because our laws
don’t reflect it,” he noted.

Mr Smith said that if fathers
are. allowed to be active role:
models for their children it will
help alleviate some of the coun-
try’s social problems, especially
youth criminality.

“How do we change the
problems we have in our coun-
try in regards to crime, violence
against women, violence against
children.

“How can you expect (the
children) to be productive, if
there’s nothing within our legal
system to protect them in their
formative years,” he said.

The BDM deputy leader said
that Bahamas is one of the only
countries in the world “that is
still holding on to these anti-
quated colonial laws.”

On the subject of successful
single parenting examples, Mr
Smith said: “We have had
Bahamians. mothers who have
been doing it for years, and my
hat is off to them, but it should
not be that way.

“We need our men to stand.

‘up and perform their roles, but

at the same time how are they

‘going to do those things when |

the system that we have encour- | ~
ages the type of behavior we
have in our society now,” he
said. -

‘Mr Smith agreed with Mr
Duncombe in saying that the

- Affiliation Proceedings Act

should “be sent back to the pits
of hell from whence it came.”.

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registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 15th day of JANUARY, 2005 to

|: the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





| me, worry about him'," she said

THE TRIBUNE

AAA,

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‘ay Kilah Rolle mission, especially when these
(Tribune Staff Reporter missions overlap."

According to Mr Johns, it is a

FFICERS from daily practice for a Bahamian

Defence Force officer to board
three USCG ships in order "to
help enforce Bahamian and US
laws."
The most recent training
event allows for more Bahami-

a cross-section
of law enforce-
ment agencies
were graduated
ayesterday from an unprece-
#dented maritime counter-nar-
‘ cotics training course held by
the United States Coast Guard
International Training Division.
The week-long course at the
« Royal Bahamas Defence Force ©
Base (RBDF) in Coral Harbour
Awas-attended by 32 officers
“from the RBDF, the Royal
«Bahamas Police Force (RBPF),
and Bahamas Customs and
Immigration.
The influx of illegal drugs is a
“maritime-security problem
experienced by both the United
«States and the Bahamas.
« The six-million-square-mile
area of water making up the
>maritime "transit zones" used
«by drug smugglers, includes the
i'Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico,
-rand the Eastern Pacific.

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maritime law through theoreti-
cal and practical lessons-in
defensive tactics including:
Smuggling trends and detection;

tions and high risk search tech-
niques.

Before the week-long course
began, 12 instructors from the
RBDF and Customs participat-
ed in their own intense "Train
the Trainers' course. The top
instructors were selected by the
Coast Guard to assist with the
Maritime Law Enforcement
Boarding Course.

Commander of the RBDF

: ‘Take the scenario that a vessel
* you board may be engaged in
» drug smuggling; you can expect
» deadly force and you may have
to engage in deadly force, ’

\ —Leading Seaman Philip Farrington
2 PS Sa

Commodore Davy Rolle said
that although the Defence
Force has held several board-
ing training courses in the past,
there has never before been a
combination of all law enforce-
ment agencies.

The United States and the
:: Bahamas have become partners
together to better protect their
:;ocean borders.
su Terry Johns, Coast Guard

Liaison Officer, said this part-
nership is crucial because of the
close proximity of the countries
»to each other.

"These training teams we
«organise will leave something
«behind so that all law agencies

-in the Bahamas can use it in
atheir everyday practice and
awhen we come together on

operations and missions, we are
siall on the same page," said Mr
aJohns.
ic. He said the US government is
z!doing all it can to help improve
missions throughout the

Bahamas.

; "Your goals are our gon”

| Mr Johns said. "We are doing
i our best fo try and protect our
| borders as well as yours. In
| doing that, these shared training
i events help us all to be on the
| same page and to do the same

: (Mon. - Sat ):

unique partnership is the begin-
ning of a new trend that will
continue in the future.

Senior Immigration Officer
Jerome Hutchinson is assigned
to Abaco and said that in the
past he has attended several
training courses.

"Quite frankly I had no idea
what it would be like," said Mr
Hutchinson, "but after going



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| she was coming outside to see
- why the children were taking
_so long to bring their bikes
, inside and when she came to.
| the door a neighbour told her
' that her little boy and nephew
i were in the road dead.

| "Tran outside crying, saying
' ‘Oh Lord help me'. When I
: reached out there my little boy
; was moving and he said 'Mom-
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recalling her son's words.
- She then said that they took a NT

isthe children to the hospital and
“:an individual who was holding
«Nakito shook him softly saying
“wake up " but Ms Rahming

‘said that it was obvious that he
was "already gone".

Ms Rahming' s son Kentosh
{jis recovering at home. He suf-
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Participants and Directors that took part in the Joint Counter-Narcotics Maritime Law-Enforcement (beataing Officers Course, (front ene seated
from left to right; Lt. Jonathan Andrechik/ Director of Immigration, Mr.Vernon Burrows/ Commander of Defence Force, Mr.Davy F. Rolle/ Deputy
Chief of Mission United States Embassy, Mr. Robert Maen Lt. Commandor ee Officer, Mr. Tellis Bethel.

' through several sessions realised

that it all makes.sense to have
all the agencies here. Separate-
ly we conduct several maritime
investigations and operations

throughout the Bahamas and it ~

just. makes sense we have one
standard procedure to go by."

Corporal Hubert Smith,
attached to the RBPF's Marine
Unit in Abaco, said that the
training he received will greatly
enhance his job and he is enthu-
siastic about sharing the infor-
mation with his fellow officers
in Abaco.

During the graduation cere-
mony Commodore Rolle told
the course participants that
there are three phases in the
conduct of war: Strategic, oper-
ational and tactical.

"In the tactical stage you have
been prepared to conduct the
fight, if necessary, against smug-
gling in general," said Com-
modore Rolle. "I implore you

»to:utilise: your skills properly:in

any of the situations youcome

‘upon."

Congratulating the partici-
pants yesterday was Robert
Witajewski, Deputy Chief of
Mission of the US Embassy.

"What you are going to be
doing is extremely important
and you are going to be faced
with very delicate situations,"

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» are. constantly going to be faced

with balancing international law

_ with the need to protect your- .,
self and ensure your own safety

as well as the individuals on the
boat. Occasionally you are
going to be doing your job in
the face of great provocation
and that is going to require a
Jot of self-restraint and spl:
tication on your part."

Mr Witajewski said that an
incredible amount of work went
into organising the training
courses and added that it was
obvious from the officers' suc-
cess, it was well worth the effort.

Cranston Evans of Bahamas
Customs trained as an instructor
and assisted in: the Boarding
Officer Course.

Mr Evans said that the whole
course was useful but he espe-
cially benefited from the various
procedures of boarding, proce-
dures of arrest, weapon
removal, methods of-handcuff-























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successful candidate.

‘ing and learning different
stances.
Liaison Officer Terry Johns
“added that 90 per cent of the
boardings done on sea are

"calm, cool and.collected" but

boarding officers must be pre-
pared for the 10 per cent of sit-
uations that may be extreme.

Leading Seaman Philip Far-
rington of the RBDF, also an

’ instructor, said it is essential for
law enforcers to prepare them-
selves for that rare occasion.

"Take the scenario that a ves-
sel you board may be engaged
in drug smuggling, you can
expect deadly force and you
may have to engage in deadly
force. The training not only
helped me to better prepare
myself but also taught me how
to prepare the men in my
team."

The training courses allowed
Lt Jonathan Andrechik of the
USCG Mobile Training Team
to visit the Bahamas for the first

(Photo: Mario Duncanson)

time. Lt Andrechik, based in

York Town, Virginia, said he
was very impressed with the
enthusiasm that all officers dis-
played during the Boarding
Officer Course.

Although Mr Andrechik has
trained in places such as North-
ern Europe, Africa, Australia
as well as Central and South
America, he said he was most
impressed with the profession-
alism he observed in his
Bahamian students.

He added that the role play-
ing gave him the opportunity to
learn about Bahamian culture.
He said he observed that each
participant seemed to be highly
qualified even before the train-
ing began.

"The training allows us to
come together when it really .
matters," said Mr Andrechik,
"when terror strikes on the seas
we really need to work together
and continue working together
for continued operations."



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Bush’s freedom speech

WASHINGTON — On his way out of the
first Cabinet meeting after his re-election,
President Bush gave his longtime chief
speechwriter the theme for the second Inau-
gural Address: “I want this to be the freedom
speech.”

In the next month, the writer, Michael Ger-
son, had a heart attack. With two stents in his
arteries, the recovering writer received a call
from a president who was careful not to apply
any deadline pressure. “I’m not calling to
see if the inaugural speech is OK,” Bush said.
“T’m calling to see if the guy writing the inau-
gural speech is OK.”

Thursday’s strongly thematic address was
indeed “the freedom speech.” Not only did
the words “freedom, free, liberty” appear 49
times, but the president used the world-
watched occasion to expound his basic reason
for the war and his vision of America’s mis-
sion in the world.

I rate it among the top five of a score of
second-inaugurals in our history. Lincoln’s
profound sermon “with malice toward none”
is incomparable, but Bush’s second was bet-
ter than Jefferson’s mean-spirited pouting at
“the artillery of the press.”

In Bush’s “second gathering” (Lincoln
called it his “second appearing”), the Texan

evoked JFK’s “survival of liberty” phrase to.

convey his central message: “The survival of
liberty in our land increasingly depends on
the success of liberty in other lands.” Bush
repeated that internationalist human-rights
idea, with a slight change, in these words:
“The best hope for peace in our world is the
expansion of freedom in all the world.”

The change in emphasis was addressed to
accommodationists who make “peace” and
“the peace process” the No. 1 priority of for-
eign policy. Others of us — formerly known
as hardliners, now called Wilsonian idealists
— put freedom first, recalling that the U.S.
has often had to go to war to gain and pre-
serve it. Bush makes clear that it is human lib-
erty, not peace, that takes precedence, and
that it is tyrants who enslave peoples, start
wars and provoke revolution. Thus, the
spread of freedom i is the prerequisite to world
peace.

It takes guts to take on that ences:
dom priority so starkly. Bush, by retaliatory
and pre-emptive decisions in his first term

— and by his choice of words and his tall -

stance in this speech, and despite his unmod-
ulated delivery — now drives his critics bat-
ty by exuding a buoyant confidence reminis-
cent of FDR and Truman.

He promised to use America’s influence
“confidently in freedom’s cause.” He jabbed
at today’s Thomases: “Some, I know, have

questioned the global appeal of liberty,

though this time in history, four decades
defined by the swiftest advance of freedom
ever seen, is an odd time for doubt.”
- Bush has seen the enemy and it is not us.
Nor is it only a group of nations (the “axis of
evil”). Nor is the prime enemy the tactic of
terrorism.

The president identified the enemy (and
did not euphemize it, as Nixon’s writers did,
as “the adversary”) a half-dozen times in this

speech. The archenemy of freedom, now as —

ever, is tyranny.
That’s thinking big, with history in mind.

That comes from reading Natan Sharansky,.

the former Soviet dissident, and sends a mes-
sage of hope to democrats jailed by despots in

places like China, Zimbabwe and Saudi Ara- ©

bia. Bush embraced “the ultimate goal of
ending tyranny in the world,” but added that
our active encouragement of reform “is not
primarily the task of arms.”

That was also a reference to Iraq, where
the greatest danger to post-election democ-
racy is less from Zarqawi’s terrorist murder-
ers than from the legion of Baathists who
want to reimpose Saddam’s brand of tyranny.

A metaphorical nitpick: He said our liber-
ation of millions lit “a fire in the minds of men
and one day this untamed fire of freedom
will reach the darkest corners of our world.”
I would have replaced “this untamed fire,”
which could be dangerous, with “the light
from this fire,” which would have illuminated
the “darkest corner.” (Once a speechwriter.)

Evidence that Bush’s “freedom speech”
was tightly edited for time was in his con-
cluding evocation of Philadelphia’s Liberty

Bell. Cut out of a near-final draft was the _

line on the side of the bell from Leviticus
that rings out Bush’s theme: “Proclaim liberty
throughout all the land unto all the inhabi-
tants thereof.”

. (This article was written by William Saffire
of the New York Times - c.2005). q



Sweethearting,
an ‘honourable’
Bahamian sport

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Several years ago, we hap-
pened to be conversing with a
recently arrived Canadian exec-
utive and he mentioned to us
that he understood that the
national sport in the Bahamas is
“Sweethearting”, and he was
quite tickled.

The dictionary which we
often use, defines “Sweetheart-
ing” as: - Darling, one who is
loved for our local consumption
and in Bahamian parlance, we
all know what our definition is.
The same dictionary defines
“Honourable as: Deserving of
honour; entitled to honour; con-
sistent with an untarnished rep-
utation. In addition, “adultery”
is defined as: Voluntary sexual
intercourse between.a married
man and someone other than
his wife, or between a married
woman and someone other than
her husband.

It is obvious that an hon-
ourable person cannot be seen
to be a “Sweetheart”. However,
events as they continue to
unfold seem to indicate that in.
addition to the definitions that
appear herein, and considering
Mr Christie’s remarks to the

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1993 Commission of Inquiry
that here in The Bahamas we
do certain things differently, it is
possible that “Sweethearting”
can now be categorized as an
“Honourable” pastime.

Our system of government
continues to refer to members
of Parliament as “Honourable”.
In passing, we remember that

during the 1983 Commission of -

Inquiry, even whilst the Com-
missioners deliberated, a cer-
tain member of the then gov-
ernment who was being
adversely reported on, was
declared “Honourable” for life.
As for us for many years we
have felt that the word “Hon-
ourable” should have been
retired in relation to members
of Parliament.

If our system of government
is to work or should be seen to
work, it.seems obvious that if
members of Parliament and
government Ministers are to be
worthy of being addressed or

PLP chair

referred to as “Honourable”,
then the society and indeed the
entire populace should require
of them conduct that can be
appropriately emulated, any-
thing less is totally unaccept-
able.

In a previous communication
we stated that Ministers of the
government are, among other
things, puppets, and the Prime
Minister knowing that they
serve only at his pleasure has
the unadulterated power to
remove or transfer him/her
whenever he desires.

A former minister of the
FNM government did not seem
to understand how ministerial
government works, and accused
the then Prime Minister of
being a dictator; his removal
had nothing to do with Mr.
Ingraham being a dictator.

It is patently obvious to us
that any Minister of govern-
ment whose conduct openly
indicates adultery, the Prime
Minister should without delay
remove that Minister.

FRED D. PHILLIPS
Nassau,
January 11, 2005.

must

‘tread lightly’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

RAYNARD Rigby’s
response to the Action Group
of the FNM demonstrating in
the Square against Bradley
Roberts, was ill conceived and
downright presumptuous. What
kind of response does Mr Rigby
expect from the Official Oppo-
sition when a young lady accus-
es a Cabinet Minister of rape?

Political novice or not, Rigby
should know that the Opposi-
tion has every right to capitalise

.on the misfortunes of the Gov-

ernment, its Ministers and/or its
Members of Parliament. If Cab-
inet Ministers wish not to:be
the targets of sexual controver-
sy they know exactly what they
should not do.

Rather than lecture the offi-
cial Opposition, Chairman Rig-
by (novice) should spend his
time counselling PLP Cabinet
Ministers. The FNM Action
Group didn’t do one thing that
any other political party would
not have done, while in Oppo-
sition, including the PLP. The
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are always the Opposition’s
political gains. Instead of want-
ing to broaden our democracy,
lawyer Rigby seems hell bent
on curtailing our freedoms.
For demonstrating, Rigby
charged the Action ‘group with
“attempting, (though feebly),
to spread mistruths.” When
since any political party ever
waited for the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth,
so help me God, before going
for the jugular? Never! While
in Opposition, Bradley Roberts
had a scandalous story on the
FNM every time. Parliament
met in session and that was

indeed his right to do. Members |

of the FNM Government left
themselves vulnerable; Bradley
Roberts and the PLP took
advantage of their vulnerability
and so my advice to Raynard
Rigby is: “Get a life, young
novice!”

If it is true that it took the
Police three weeks before get-
ting around to questioning Min-
ister Roberts on this rape alle-
gation, then I agree with the
Action Group — politics
seemed to have interferred with
the investigation. Why should
it take three weeks to bring the
Minister in for questioning
when it is normal procedure for
the Police to immediately, upon
receiving a complaint, launch a
search for the accused and pull
them in for questioning? Mr
Rigby said that there was no
evidence that the police was
being pressured, politically; but
does the PLP Chairman really
believe that we, the general
public, are so stupid that we
would expect to read about the

evidénce (that the police. was |

being pressured politically) in
the print media? He cannot be
that naive.

Rigby charged that “it is not

for the FNM to judge the Min- —

ister or to determine whether
the allegation is indeed true”
and I agree with him, but I don’t
believe that the FNM or any-
body else has said that the alle-
gation was true except, of
course, the lady making the
complaint and her lawyer. What
they are saying, in fact, is, how-
ever, that the Minister ought to
resign, because, true or false,
this is the honourable thing to
do.

I appreciate what Rigby
thinks his role is as Chairman of
the Party — that to defend the
party and it’s government at all

- cost — but some things are just

indefensible and he ought to
know when to keep his mouth
shut. .

Iam no fan of the FNM; but
as the Official Opposition, they
have a constitutional.role to
play in opposing the Govern-
ment and I will always defend ~
their right to do so. The tone
and language of the PLP’s
National Chairman’s written
response to the FNM’s Action,
Group, as reported i in the daily

‘ newspapers, give the impres-

sion of dictatorial tendencies at
work and that concerns me
greatly.

Another piece of advice for
young, inexperienced, politician
wannabe Raynard Rigby,
“tread lightly, my son.”

FORRESTER CARROLL
Nassau,
January 5, 2005.



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By CARA BRENNEN

Tribune Staff Reporters

WHY YOU VEX?



when they see certain people
in certain areas and they
pull them over just
because of how they
look.”

- G-Unit, off East
Street.

“I vex with the fact CF
that these people who
in authority act like
you are not good
enough for them. But if
you ask most of them
their lifestyle, they. will
tell you how they came
from humble beginnings.
But we forget where we
come from. We just have
that black crab syndrome
where we want to pull
down instead of help up.”

- Tequira Knowles,
Elizabeth Estates.

almost run into me.

Gangs (From page 1B)

attacked and stabbed at the
school.

Teachers at RM Bailey held a
sit-in attended by the minister
of education following the inci-
dent on Thursday. They said
they live in fear of violent stu-
dents and called on government
to address their plight.

Mr Reid, a former gang
member himself, insisted that
the problem persists because
authorities are “in denial.”

“Police refuse,to admit that
there is a problem. Principals
refuse to admit there is a prob-
lem.

“They really need to come
down to reality and see what
the rest of us see,” he said.

Mr Reid claimed that there
are gangs in “almost every
school” as well as in every
neighbourhood in the Bahamas.

According to Mr Johnson,

however, the problem is not as —













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and PAUL G. TURNQUEST

“ T was in a hit and run accident in Septem-
ber and the police cannot find the person. 911
never even showed up when I called them.
The government needs to be more aggressive
and have more staff on hand, so that when
people call they have been people
waiting close by. I think that the
police are too discriminating

“I think they should change
all the police. Last night I was
coming out of the corner and this taxi.driver

But the police wan blame me even though I
had the right of way. They just jokin’ man.
They stay harassing. They call these neigh-
borhoods bad so they want blame everyone in

HHH SO.

The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have
reached their 35th year milestone of employment with the Club. Mr Reuben Stuart
was presented with his “35th Year Long Service Award Pin” on Monday, December
13, 2004 for his dedication and commitment to the Club by Mr Paul D Thompson,
CHA, ManaliOging Director.

35th Year, Long Service Pin Presentation

WHY YOU VEX?

the neighborhood: but I say put viel where

right is.’

- MP Centerville.

“I just vex at this play play cabinet Perry
got. Imean how many scandals they ga have. If
I was him, sound like they need some cut hip in
the cabinet meeting to get them jokers in line.
I ain vote for foolishness and stupidity. The
people need sensible people in office.”

- Sorry | vote PLP






le

cards.”

widespread as it is sometimes
perceived to be.

“We have some good chil-
dren in the schools,” he said,
insisting that acts of violence

’ are perpetrated by only “a few

wayward boys.”

“7 can assure you that we and
the police will get hold of this
problem, and law and order will
be restored,” he said.

Since being hired by the Min-
istry of Education 17 months
ago, Mr Johnson said he has
headed a rigorous overhaul of
security procedures.

“We are upgrading our peo-
ple, putting them in uniform,
training them mentally, physi-
cally and legally,” he said.

Mr Johnson said. that
progress was being made, but
pointed out that. such an
endeavour cannot be accom-
plished “overnight.”

“We have got to get more .

personnel to fill these blanks,”
he said
. Mr Johnson said the initia-
tives being adopted also include
intelligence gathering strategies
aimed at the identification of
problem students. _

“Once they are identified and
categorised then they will be

CONE Yon

Mr Stuart is employed in the Managing Director’s Office in the position of Deputy
Managing Director. He has been with the Club since December 12, 1969.

We congratulate Mr Reuben Stuart on his accomplishment.

Mrs Janette Smith, Senior Assistant Manager; Recipient - Mr Reuben T Stuart, Deputy
Managing Director; Mr Paul D Thompson, CHA, Managing Director and Mrs Mary
Deleveaux, Director Human Resources.

Why You Happy?



ly I will be getting a phone

soon! I’ve been without one for two years
now, and finally I saw Batelco come through
my corner. So it looks like in the next couple of
weeks I could finally stop buying these phone

- Ingarita Turnquest, Dannottage Estates.

CIWMCE.

LOCAL NEWS
































One constituency over the
hill

“T vex with the way they
treat those people out on
the docks. Almost
everyday our office
would send people out
to the dock to get a
conch salad or one
crack conch dinner for
the office. I know that
for as long as I know
myself people could go
out on the dock and
have a beer or two and
just relax. I don’t know
why they tryin to mess
with that now. We need
to give these people back
their licences and let them
continue to run their busi-
ness.”
- Tokoyo Duncombe,
Elizabeth Estates.

“I happy because hopeful-






placed in programmes,” Mr |

Johnson explained, adding that
authorities had a responsibility
to attempt to develop even vio-
lent students.

Education Minister Alfred
Sears told protesting RM Bailey
teachers on Thursday that he
aims to create a boarding school
style programme for anti-social
children.

Mr Sears said the scheme
would offer excellent academic
facilities, but would place par-
ticular emphasis on socialisa-
tion.

Mr Reid said he made a pro-
posal to government for the
establishment of a gang pre-
vention and intervention cen-
tre, but received no response.

“We in Youth Against Vio-
lence have been in the trenches

since 1994, but there is only so |

much we can do with our limit-
ed resources.

“The persons in our organ-
sation have been trained by the
National Gang and Crime
Research Centre of America.

“We have had some noted

success, but if we have the right

support we believe that we can
make an even greater impact,”
Mr Reid said.

BEM AMOCIV










Mayaguana |
excited over
possible hotel
development

HE 400-strong

population of

Mayaguana, the

remotest of the

Bahama islands, is

growing excited over a massive

hotel and resort development

that will transform life there for-
ever.

Next week, groundwork is

expected to begin on a multi-

million dollar project that will

include two hotels, three mari- -

nas and other facilities. Building

- work is expected to last for sev-

eral years.

The I-Group of Boston is
behind what will prove to be a
complete transformation of
Mayaguana’s sleepy atmos-

- phere.

- From being a depressed econ-
omy with little to offer but fish-
ing and farming, the island will
become a lively resort to reckon
with, according to residents who
are looking to the future with
great expectations. -

“It’s something that we’ve
needed here for many years,”
an islander said yesterday,
“Mayaguana has for too long
been regarded as a forgotten
island.”

All the southern Bahamas.
will benefit from the scheme as

‘workers will be flown in from

Crooked Island, Acklins and
Inagua to undertake construc-
tion.

On completion, tite develop-
ment: will boost‘ Mayaguana’s
population considerably, revers-
ing a depopulation trend that
has been common in the south-
ern islands for many years.

“This will generate a lot of
business in Mayaguana,” said
one source. “In the past the
island’s isolation has been its
misfortune, but now it looks like
being the cause of its good luck.

“TI think the I-Group wanted
a place well away from the
stress of modern life. They liked
the island’s tranquillity and the

friendliness of its people.”

Mayaguana lies 297 miles
south of Nassau. It is so far-
flung that it is almost within
sight of Haiti.

DISPUTES over land own-
ership are still the number one
topic of conversation in tiny
Rum Cay, where three separate
developments.are now trans-
forming life, not always for the
better.

Long-time residents feel the
homey atmosphere on one of
the Bahamas’ remotest isles is
changing as tensions rise over
who owns what. There is grow-
ing resentment, especially
among ‘absentee’ land-owners
who feel their rights are being
overrun.

One islander told The Tri-
bune: “At least five Bahamian
families are affected by the sit-
uation, in which land title is
being challenged almost on a
daily basis.

“I think many people have
had land more or less taken
from beneath their feet. It is a
very disturbing situation and
people on the island seem to
talk about little else nowadays.”

Not all developers in Rum
Cay are being held responsible
for the situation. But there are
strong feelings that ownership
claims are being cast aside in
favour of quick land sales.

“People are up.in arms about
it,” said another resident,
“Owners are coming here flash-
ing pieces of paper trying to
prove the land is theirs.

“There is one Nassau family
who paid £15,000 for a lot many
years ago, but this now seems to

- have been swallowed up in a

new development.

“I'd be very surprised if this
whole question of land doesn’t
end up in the courts.”

Rum Cay has become one of.

the hottest properties in the

.Bahamas since a new airstrip

was built. Once nigh inaccessi-
ble, this delightful outpost is
now a favoured hideaway for
those trying to escape the stress
of modern life.

Foreigners are growing

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increasingly interested in what
the island has to offer. But the
invasion has left many of the
island’s 50-strong “native” pop-

ulation feeling uneasy.

ON a more cheerful note, one -

of Rum Cay’s great characters,
bar owner Delores Wilson, cel-
ebrates her 73rd birthday next
week - and customers from far
and wide will be flying and 'sail-

let down the people of distant
Ragged Island, it seems. What:
they wanted most for Christmas’
was a fresh water system. What:
they got was nothing atall.. ;
Chief Councillor Granville!
Hepburn told The Tribune: “It
was promised by Christmas, but
we are still waiting.”
Government officials have!
told islanders they are looking
for a barge to transport a drill-

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ing in for the party.

Mrs Wilson was born and
brought up on Rum Cay but
spent some years in Nassau as a
teacher at St Barnabas. In 1974,
after returning home, she estab-
lished Kaye’s Bar in Port Nel-
son, the island ‘capital’, where
she holds court every night and
hears all the local gossip.

‘This will
generate a lot
of business in.
Mayaguana,’

—island source



“IT went to Nassau to go to
school when I was 14,” she told

The Tribune, “After teaching -

at St Barnabas for 10 years I
came home. Now I really enjoy-
ing running my bar and hear-
ing what everyone has to say.”

Mrs Wilson will be getting the
flags out for her birthday, which
has now become an annual
event on Rum Cay. Twelve
boats are expected to arrive for
the occasion and some cus-
tomers will be flying in from
Nassau.

“Tt will be so good to see
everyone,” she said, “I like to
chat a lot and I always regard
my birthday as a time to meet
old friends.”

In the early 1990s, Mrs Wil-
son recalled her early life on
the island in her book Rum
Cay, My Home. She still sells
copies to visitors and claims it
gives an excellent insight into
former days on the island.

NEWS travels slowly in
sleepy Eleuthera, where royal
enthusiast Henry Sands is still
waiting for a full report on
Prince Harry’s controversial
swastika exploits last week.

“I don’t know the full story so
there’s little I can say about it,”
he said yesterday, “I’m still
waiting to see the newspapers.
All I know is that he is sup-
posed to have done something

. wrong.”

Mr Sands, 79, a well-known
figure in Savannah Sound,
keeps track of the royals for
several reasons. Firstly, he’s a
keen royalist. Secondly, he got
to know several of the Royal

. Family when they visited near-

by Windermere Island. And

- thirdly, he and his wife were

guests at the wedding of Prince
Charles and Lady Diana
Spencer 24 years ago.

“T continue to treasure my
memories of that occasion,”

’ said Mr Sands, who still bakes

bread daily.at his home for a
procession of regular customers.
“And when I’ve gone, I hope
my family will hang on to my
mementoes of the wedding.”

As for Prince Harry, whose
wearing of a Nazi armband toa
fancy dress party caused ruc-
tions last week, Mr Sands said:
“T’m looking forward to reading
all about it.”

FATHER CHRISTMAS has

t
j
rig to the island. Wells will be
bored in a scheme to provide a
reverse osmosis plant. 1
However, Mr Hepburn is
unsure whether the job will ever
get started. “I am hoping it will

happen this year, but the bargd:

seems tobe the problem.” |

Meanwhile, long-suffering
islanders are still relying on 4
diminishing rainwater supply}
bottled drinking water from
Nassau, and well water that con;
tinues to run brown, as it hag
for many years.

“The problem is that we haved

- galvanised pipes here that werd

installed more than 50 years

ago,” said Mr Hepburn. “The

well water is always dirty, so we
have to rely. very heavily on
rain.” In the past, islanders have
warned that Ragged Island

‘ could cease to be a viable com;

munity unless its utilities con?
cerns are taken seriously. ‘
Outsiders who have been .
obliged to work there have
described Ragged Island life as
“medieval”, with few of the
amenities expected in a 21st
century community.

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Pe [See ss eee eee

MP: Don’t forget
the plight of Abaco
lobster fishermen

By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AS the government works to
alleviate the distress Abaco
farmers experience over the cit-
rus canker disease, Abaco MP
Robert Sweeting says he does
not want the plight of the lob-
ster fisherman to be forgotten.

Farmers in Abaco were
forced to destroy thousands of
seedlings and trees suspected
of containing citrus canker this
week. The disease affects the
leaves of the mature plant,
young stems and fruit and even-

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tually kills the plant.

Speaking in the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, Mr
Sweeting reminded MPs that
even as they are concerned for
the citrus farmers, the fisher-
men on Abaco continue to suf-
fer from the devastating finan-
cial blow they experienced after
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
hit the island last September.

Yesterday, he told The Tri-
bune that millions of dollars
worth of lobster traps were
damaged at sea.

Mr Sweeting said the waters
remained too murky for at least

struck by
robberies

By PAUL G. TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE reported two armed
robberies yesterday.

According to Supt Hulan
Hanna, at 5pm the Community
Drug Store on Pyfrom Road
was robbed by two men who
entered the store under the pre-
tence of buying an item. The
men, who were both wearing
tams, held up the proprietor
with a knife and robbed the
store of a small amount of cash.

They fled on foot.

Also that night Mr-Hanna
reported that at 9 o’clock two
men robbed Bain’s Convenient
Store off Farrington Road.

Both men are described as
being of dark complexion with
one of them masked and carry-
ingahand gun. |,

They held the proprietor up
and stole an undetermined
amount of cash. They also fled
on foot.

Police investigations into both
matters are continuing.: »

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twe months after the storms
struck, for any assessments to
be done.

By the time they were able
to reach the traps, he said it
would be fair to say that 90 to
95 per cent of the equipment
was damaged.

As a result, he said the fish-
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the harvest that they had antic-
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needs.

“The fishermen have been
able to do some limited reef
fishing.” However, Mr Sweet-
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limited quantities.

Mr Sweeting said the fisher-
men are beginning to feel the
financial pressure of the dimin-
ished profits.

“Most of these guys have

. boats and mortgages and they

are suffering.”
’ He said he would guess that
they were catching at least fifty
per cent less than in the past.
Therefore he urged govern-
ment to remember that the fish-
ermen will need some assistance
to get their businesses back on
track.

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By DENISE MAYCOCK

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week for further training in var-
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* Dorothy Lockhart, director
of personnel, announced that

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Fleurisma, Kendrick Williams,
Gregory Saunders and Hubert
Duncombe will travel to the
Gibraltar Shipyard for two
months to gain experience in

’ the National Vocational. Quali-'
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become familiar with equip-
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ship repair.

Don Forbes, production con-
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Miller attends
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body meeting

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IN a continuing bid to get
the Bahamas signed onto the
proposed PetroCaribe, a
regional energy corporation,
Trade and Industry Minister

‘ Leslie Miller is attending what

could be the second to last
meeting before an agreement
is made.

The meeting, being held in —

Caracas, Venezuela, will be a

precursor to the last gathering

held in New Providence next
month.

The PetroCaribe project
represents a Caribbean/Latin
American partnership with

the objective of deflating 1 the |
in the ~
Caribbean region by import- ~~

high oil prices,

ing petroleum products direct-
ly from Venezuela, together

with Iraq and Iran, one of ©

three major oil producing

countries, so cutting out the

middle man in many cases.
Mr Miller said that repre-

' sentatives from countries,

including the Bahamas,
Jamaica , Barbados, Guyana,
Brazil and Trinidad. and

| Tobago will meet. with

Venezuela’s Mines and Ener-
gy Minister Rafael Ramirez.

The Bahamas is in a similar ©

condition to other countries
in the region, like Jamaica,
which imports more than 90
per cent of its resources need-

_ed for energy consumption.

Meanwhile The Miami
Herald reported yesterday
that Petrdéleos de Venezuela
SA, South America's largest
oil company, may lose use of
its Isla Refinery on Curagao
as the Caribbean island starts
a study on the facility’s future.
The review is partially in

response to pressure from
environmental groups on the
island, who are seeking to
close the refinery, alleging air
pollution. Petréleos de
Venezuela is paying about $18

. million a year for use of the

plant, which processes about
200,000 barrels of oil a day.

However, experts say that
Isla is important, especially if
Venezuela wants to develop
its PetroCaribe initiative.

Under PetroCaribe,
Venezuela would sell refined
oil products through the
Caribbean at a discount under
government-to-government
contracts. ,

Curacao, is about 36 miles

north of Venezuela.

Mr Miller has been a major

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Bahamian National Energy
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other refined oil products
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Chall
our underwater cultural heritage

URING the

course of recent

meetings

between the

Antiquities,
Monuments and Museums Cor-
poration (AMMC) and inter-
national groups interested in
doing salvage and archaeologi-
cal research on some of our
Family Islands, the vulnerabili-
ty of The Bahamas in protecting
its underwater and cultural her-
itage in these fields was brought
into more clearer and frighten-
ing focus.

At a seminar held in Colom-
bia, South America, in early
December, 2004, similar con-
cerns as they adversely affect
small island states in this region
constituted the main focus of
its agenda.

The AMMC was represent-
ed at those talks and thus the
views of The Bahamas on chal-
lenges our country faces with
respect to the protection of its
underwater cultural heritage
were also added to the discus-
sions. The thrust of it follows. -

CHALLENGES

The geographical position of
The Bahamas, just off the coast
of Florida, provides an enviable
advantage for the development
of its tourist industry that has
resulted in a lucrative sector
which hosts more than four mil-
lion visitors annually. On the
downside, however, some of our
four million visitors are trea-
sure-seekers, who indiscrimi-
nately exploit the cultural
resources of these islands. _

This exploitation becomes
easy to achieve by the fact that
the population of The Bahamas
is estimated at 305,000. More
than 75 per cent of this popula-
tion resides on the two urban
centres of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, and Nassau on New
Providence.

There are islands in the
southern Bahamas that are geo-
graphically, larger than most
Caribbean. states, but which
have populations of fewer than
5,000, the majority of which sub-
sist on small-scale farming and
fishing.

Significantly, the percentage
of non-Bahamian residents on
many of these islands can
exceed 25 per cent of the small
populations. It is essentially in
waters surrounding these islands
that the vulnerability of
Bahamian maritime cultural
resources is most pronounced.

Another challenge to the pro-
tection of Bahamian cultural
resources is the traditional polit-
ical view that such sites should
be considered in terms of mon-
etary value. This view is espe-
cially noted in cases of Spanish
treasure, where cash-strapped

governments have been swayed °

by unscrupulous salvors into
mostly non-beneficial schemes
with promises of great financial
profit and international expo-
sure.

The experience of the
AMM C in this regard has been
its involvement in discussions
in which salvors promise large
sums of money up front and the
establishment of maritime

museums and/or conservation
laboratories in exchange for
almost unlimited access to sal-
vage opportunities in Bahamian
waters.

An even more urgent chal-
lenge to the protection of mar-
itime cultural resources in
Caribbean basin states is the
occasional claim by some devel-
oped countries to wrecks con-
sidered to be Spanish and/or
American national resources.

This situation is especially
emphatic in the case of The
Bahamas, which is geographi-
cally close to the United States,
and which is host to several US
military facilities, including a
submarine testing facility that
is jointly used by NATO part-
ners. Further exacerbating the
situation is the fact that some
developed nations challenge
and otherwise reject the author-
ity of the United Nations to
establish conventions to protect
cultural resources.

The Bahamas has limited
economic resources to expend
on the protection of its cultural
resources. We are a former
British colony, which has adopt-
ed systems of governance that
required regular elections of
public officials.

Some public officials focus on
pleasing their constituents with
roads, schools and social. wel-
fare programmes. Regrettably,
little resources or consideration
are devoted or available for the
development of cultural
resources programmes. And so
museums, conservation and
preservation programmes
become a low government pri-
ority. Into this cultural vacuum

-enter The Bahamas National

Be] ey V Ee | ae

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005, PAGE 7

enges to the protection of











The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) Conservation Laboratory

AMM C is to create networks

‘with other counterparts with a

view to developing programmes
of mutual co-operation.

As has been noted several
times above, The Bahamas is

limited in its capability to pro-_

tect and develop its cultural
resources. Therefore, we sug-

VIEWPOINT

GEORGE MACKEY







Trust and The Bahamas His-
torical Society.

In the past, selected sub-sec-
tions of the national cultural
patrimony have been randomly
divided among the various
organisations, with one organ-
ising and developing archaeol-
ogy, another museums, and still
another controlling historic
preservation programmes.

SOLUTIONS

The Bahamas took steps to
address traditional inadequa-
cies in the protection and devel-
opment of cultural resources

with the establishment of a qua- —

si-governmental corporation —
the Antiquities, Monuments
and Museums Corporation.
Most of the authority tradition-
ally accorded to the National
Trust and heritage societies are
now under the umbrella of a
single national agency.

This new innovation has
allowed for a more co-ordinated
approach to, and use of, limited
resources for cultural heritage
development and protection.
One of the primary goals of the

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gest that one solution to this

problem of protecting and pre- .

serving our national underwater
cultural resources is to first

develop a regional committee, .

which in turn would develop a
database that should include
information on illegal and
authorised underwater archae-
ological activities.

This database could serve-as a
warning against advances by

‘unscrupulous treasure hunters

disguised as legitimate agencies
wishing to advance national cul-
tural programmes. This
exchange of information could
save the loss of irreplaceable
and possibly irretrievable cul-
tural resources.
Traditionally, The Bahamas
has suffered from the lure of
such unscrupulous treasure
hunters. In the division of spoils
from salvage operations in
Bahamian waters, our share
includes virtually worthless arti-
facts, while that of the salvor
include priceless gems and arti-
facts. Today, there is a position
paper that Bahamian authori-
ties are considering for early

implementation. Among other
things, the paper offers the fol-
lowing recommendations:

e National policy on salvage
should be revised as a priority.

e Wrecks and wreck environs
should be determined to be
archaeological resources, and
not mere treasure trove.

e The existing Abandoned
Ships Act should be repealed, in
acknowledgement that the
Antiquities, Monuments and

Museums Act provides for the

protection of. terrestrial and
aquatic archaeology.

_ © Significant, wreck sites. ....

_ ee plundered- os

should be reserved. AS sparine

“ parks.

° Alliance with local fisher-
men, who are significant sources
of information on the location
of wrecks, should be formed.

e Only accredited and rep-
utable research
institutions/companies may
enter into negotiations for
aquatic archaeological research.

e Lacal dive operations
should be encouraged to pro-
mote visitation to the marine
parks as dive attractions, simi-
larly to the promotions and
management of terrestrial sites
such as forts and museums.

° The historically significant
wreck sites should be declared

‘national monuments.

There is a need for an inven-
tory of human and technical
resources and facilities existing
in various public and private
agencies, from which interest-
ed professional services can tap

_into whenever necessary. Par-

ticipating agencies should be
aware of the availability of such
resources and how best to
access the related services.

As an example of the above,
the AMMC should be able to
contract the services of an

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR
THE LATE .

REV. SYLVIA E. BUTLER MILLER

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 sisiter,
Rosemarie Burke and a host of other relatives

and friends.



agency

underwater archaeologist from
a standard listing of resource
persons. Also, the AMMC
should have access to establish
conversation facilities in the
country.

This approach is more cost-
effective than each individual
investing limited



‘Many —
shipwrecks
have been





and their .
historical |
value
undermined.’



resources to establish expensive
facilities. The establishment of
such facilities should be grad-
ual as the availability of neces-
sary technical resources allow.

The Bahamas remains im con-
stant danger of losing many
more of its aquatic cultural
resources. This trend will con-
tinue unless national collabora-
tive and combative efforts are
not soon devised and imple-
mented. We urge all relevant
agencies to enter discussions to
achieve this goal so that these

“qn profit’sharing. ©

priceless artifacts can be pre-
served for the benefit of pos-
terity.

Finally, in 1656 the Spanish
galleon Nuestra Senora de la
Maravillas was accidentally
struck by its fleet’s lead vessel
and sunk off Little Bahama
Bank, near Grand Bahama
Island. Its wreck, discovered in
the latter half of the last centu-
ry, was later salvaged in 1972
by a team led by Mr Willard
Bascom. Its rich cargo con-
tained jewels and gold and silver
bars. The recovered treasure
was reportedly auctioned off for
an estimated $300 million. Of
this amount, The Bahamas
ceived less than 10 Der,



Over the years, and in the

. absence of adequate legislative
protection, many shipwrecks

have been plundered and their
historical value severely under-
mined. Many artifacts have
been recovered, taken out of
the country without authorisa-
tion, and subsequently lost to
Bahamian cultural heritage.

Thus, we have published the
above out of concern for the
protection and preservation of
our national cultural heritage.
A word to the wise, it is said,
should be sufficient.

Think on these things.

(George W Mackey’s book
“Millennium Perspectives”, a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-

able at leading bookstores local-

ly. E-mail: georgewmackey @
hotmail.com)

VIOLET LUANA ALBURY.

March 29th 1942 - January 22nd 2004

To my Mom,

As I watched you suffer with so much pain, I was amazed

at the strength you showed.

I remembered holding your hand, and thinking back on how
hard they worked, not only for your children, but for everyone
you knew, family, friends or strangers.

I remembered how as I watched you struggle to take a breath,
I would think back on my life and realized that you exuded so
much strength even now because all of your life you struggled.
You struggled to give your family the best that you could; and

you did.

For you taught me that it is not what we own that makes us
happy and successful, but what we have inside.

I remembered thinking of these things and asking God to let |
me take your place, for you had so much more to offer this world

than I ever could.

It was with those thoughts, that I realized that we are not to
question or ask why, only to believe that the Lord’s will, will be

done.

What was it that I was to learn by watching you, the greatest
person I knew, struggled with such pain. I would like to think
that it is so that I can become a better person. So everyday I now
live with the thoughts of, “what would my Mom do”? I would
try to be more like you: For I know that if I live to be a thousand
years old, there would be no one more wonderful that I could

learn from.

I miss you every minute. I thank you everyday and I love you







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_ 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 Spm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.

. Double Play @ The Zoo on Thursday. Ladies
free before 11pm. Music by DJs Flava, Clean Cut,
along with Mr Grem and Mr Excitement. First 50
women get a free makeover.

Flash Nights @ 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 1pm, $15 after; Guys. $20 all

night.

College Night @ Baca B Boom every Friday.’ ©

Admission: $10 with college ID, $15 without.

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, DJJ oey Jam presents
“Off Da Chain” with beer and shot specials thru
2am.

Dream Saturdays @ the Blue Note Lounge this .

Saturday and every Saturday after that. Admission:
$15 before 11pm, $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
enforced.

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 @


















Crystal Cay Beach, Admission $10, ladies get in
free. |

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

Villaggio Ristorante, Café 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
U2.

Jay Mitchell: and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday
8pm-12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea-
turing Frankie Victory at the key board in the
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-

night. Fine

food and

Infusion’

TAKE a journey through the life of Bahamian dancer and slidteograplier, Mar- °|°
_ vin Smith, as his Five Fold Bahamian Theatre and Foundation brings you the encore —
presentation of “Infusion”. The group initially shared the story in October at the —
_ Holy Trinity Activity 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 moves and “fluid” choreography, will keep you
wanting to know what will happen next. First, he takes us through his Songs of Tes-

tament (segment one) which sets out 10 inspirational songs, then to his Destiny (seg- |
ment 2), where 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. ss
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 he

, available at the door at a cost of ea for adults and $7 for children.

drinks. Pee sea aatey

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 Colebrooke 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, Bepriary 5. Free admis-
sion:

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, 1lam-
4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Second National Exhibition @ the Nation-

al Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West Hill
Streets, featuring contemporary works by Bahami-
an artists. NE2 runs through December. Gallery
hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Admission $3.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.



Open Mic Nite, every Wednesday Som @ The

BRI





ROUND NASSAU



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

“Doctors Hospital Community Training. Repre-
‘sentative at 302-4732 for more information. and

learn to save a life.today..

Civic Clubs



‘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-
_ Paul Hanna performs at.Traveller’s Rest, West .

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 een 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-
bune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tri-
bunemedia.net

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T THE launch
of the Marine
and Environ-
mental Studies
y Institute at the
College of the Bahamas on
Apaeany, it was anticipated
jat the institute will bring
eater attention to marine
research deficiencies in the
country and promote a greater
upderstanding of the value of
rharine resources, said Minister
at Health Dr Marcus Bethel.
““The institute will also
"I empower and encourage more
Bahamians young and old to

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develop an aptitude for marine

research,” he said.

College officials, including
President Rodney Smith, Coun-
cil Chairman Franklyn Wilson
aid government representatives
such as Prime Minister Perry
Christie were present at the
launch.

~The goal of the institute
involves cultivating the values,
attitudes and skills that will
enable the application of cut-
ting-edge scientific approaches
to study, protect and enhance
marine resources in the
Bahamas, delegates at the
launch were told.

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In the position as executive
director of the institute is Liv-
ingston Marshall, who holds a
PhD in marine science.

Mr Marshall expects that the
institute will be fully functional
by the Fall of 2005. In order to
have the institute up and run-
ning for the Fall, he noted that
over the next’several months
they will be examining and
determining facilities needed
for the institution.

Mr Marshall noted that one
of the components would be to
have a very strong focus in
research: Some of the areas that
will be explored are fisheries,
coastal zone management, and
environmental monitoring.

“Within the next five years
we hope to have the research,
education, the outreach and
training components and the
strong policy component all in

place. What we envision is a

cadre of professionals that may
include scientists, scholars and

lay persons who will all be asso- ©

ciated with the institution in one
capacity or the other,” said Mr
Marshall.

He added: “Also in about five
years we hope to have our bach-
elors degree programme in

marine and environmental sci-:

ences fully established and be

thinking at that stage about the
implementation of a graduate
programme where persons can
come and get Master’s degrees
in various areas and eventually
doctorate degrees.”

Mr Marshall said they hope
to eventually establish a four
year programme in marine and
environmental sciences.

- Mr Christie noted that every
major investment has environ-
mental implications.

“This is a wonderful time to
introduce this new development
in the College of the Bahamas,”
said Mr Christie.

He added: “The College of
the Bahamas must see itself as
an instrument of national devel-
opment. It must necessarily see
itself in academia as an institu-
tion that is excited about con-
tributing to the pace and quali-
ty of development as a coun-
tr

‘CoB’ ’s president Mr Smith

said that the creation of the

institute will give unbelievable
exposure.

“It will provide students the ©

opportunity to study with inter-

nationally known researches |

from around the world. It’s a
major step for higher education
and national development in
this country,” he said.

Bahamas representative
named to top UN panel

During the meeting, the panel will discuss the

Godfrey Eneas, the Bahamas Ambassador to
the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organ-
isation, has been appointed to a high level panel
oii sustainable development. _

“The appointment, announced on Thursday by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was made by Dr
Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food
and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local

Government Alfred Gray welcomed the appoint- _
ment of Ambassador Eneas, calling it a “great

honour” for the Bahamas.

ied Eneas, a development agriculturist, was’

appointed ambassador to the FAO in March,
2003, becoming the first Bahamian to represent
the Bahamas in this capacity at FAO.

-!His appointment to this expert panel augurs
well, not only for the Bahamas, but also for the
Caribbean region, which along with Latin Amer-
ia, is one of the first governing groups of FAO,”
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement
said.

The high level panel will meet at FAO head-
quarters i in Rome, Italy, from January 30 through
February 1.

"The hi high level panel is comprised of seven
experts, five of whom are university professors
from Egypt, the United States, Canada, the
Nétherlands and Australia.

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FAO’s programmes on sustainable agriculture
and rural development; research, natural
resources management and technology transfer;
and gender and population and their respective
contributions towards achieving the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).

Based on the review of the programmes, the
panel is expected to provide advice to FAO man-
agement on future strategies and priorities and, in
particular, on the role of the sustainable devel-
opment department in assisting. FAO member
countries in their efforts to attain the MDGs.

The panel’s views :on FAO’s contribution’ to:
the global efforts to enhance sustainable. devel-
opment will also be sought.

In its report, the panel will also provide advice
on mechanisms to strengthen the role of the FAO
in the various programmes.

The panel’s report will be shared with partici-
pants of the 19th Session of the FAO Committee
on Agriculture, the 17th Session of the FAO
Committee on Forestry and the 31st Session of
the FAP Committee on World Food Security,
stheduled to meet in Rome during the first half of
2005.

The Sustainable Development Department of
FAO is relatively new as it is an outgrowth of the
UN’s Conference on Environment and Devel-
opment held in June, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil.

FOR SRI LAN KA

Natural disasters can’t be prevented, but the effects can be more

manageable with YOUR HELP.

Friends of Sri Lanka invite faividuels and institutions wishing to
contribute towards the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka to help in

one of the following ways:

1. Deposit your contribution into the special account opened at

Bank of The Bahamas —

Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka
Account Number: 5265970
Bank of The Bahamas

Main Branch

The deposit can be made at any branch of the bank.

If you are paying by cheque, you can take your contribution
to A. I. D. at any of their locations in New Providence, Grand
Bahamas, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros and Exuma.

Simply call us at 502-7094
collect it from you.

and we will arrange to

Contributions will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Red Cross
Society for effective deployment.

NO CONTRIBUTION IS TOO SMALL.



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Leonard Edgecombe, president of the Parent Teachers Association
at Abaco Central High School, points to a damaged ceiling at the school

STAFF VACANCIES

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA) reports to The President and is responsible for ensuring the
financial well-being of the College; providing visionary leadership and sound management for the College’s administrative
and financial operations including the establishment of policies, controls and procedures. This individual will be a member
of the President’s Cabinet. é

The College of The Bahamas has an annual budget of $34 million. The VPFA has oversight over all financial matters
including the bookstore, cafeteria, business centre, human resources, security and facilities.

This is a position of significant visibility and influence. It requires an experienced professional whose background is
characterized by initiative, achievement, leadership and proven expertise in the field of higher education finance and
administration.

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of higher education in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The
institution grants Associate and Bachelor and some joint graduate degrees to nearly 4,000 students located around the
Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with higher education institutions in the Caribbean and North America and
its credits are accepted by colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively
upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research RCININES: and physical facilities, all with a view to seeking
a charter as a university by 2007.

This position requires an advanced degree in an appropriate field and a strong background related to finance and budget
development, facilities master planning, business, human resources; an effective, proactive ‘and collaborative leadership
style with a proven record of managing technological and organizational change; and an ability to understand the mission,
goals and objectives of a young and growing College which is moving towards a tradition of shared governance.

The College of The Bahamas is a quasi-government organization. As a result it is necessary to have an understanding
of the government's budget processes and be able to effectively communicate with external agencies.

- Demonstrated knowledge of critical issues in higher education, including collective bargaining and accreditation would

beanasset. °°. 3

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree or equivalent professional qualification in an
appropriate ss/finangial discipline and atjleast ten: peas of senjormlevel magaggment.ex, eripnce oe an
institutesofthigher’educatiors gr Me TX aT 7: pe

The Apiiicg in Pro
Please submit

1. A letter of interest feasiceonint ssn Nan Wires aneancd
2. A complete resume that includes a cpio ecal werk i history
3. The names, current addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five work related references.

Please submit your complete application to:
an Vn a Mail: i
Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field & Thompson Boulevard
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Patricia Ellis

Facsmile:
(242) 302 4539

Email:
hrapply@cob.edu.bs

Applications must be received no later than January 27, 2005.





Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following post of Assistant Vice President, Academic
Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, which oversees the administration of academic services at The College, including
the development and implementation of curricular activities, academic policies and regulations. The successful candidate
must possess a terminal degree in a relevant area, have moved up the academic rank to the Senior Lecturer level, have
relevant work experience including appropriate supervisory level exposure, having served in various capacities such as
Dean and Chair. Excellent analytical, organisational, report writing, presentational and interpersonal communication shils
are required for this position. ;

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs is a new position that will serve a leadership role at The College, ensuring
+ that the education objectives of The College are attained and its policies are maintained. In assisting with the execution
of the responsibilities of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs reports directly to
the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and undertakes duties that entail:

Responsibility for the Summer Sessions offerings, including full academic programmes and those offered through
Continuing Education Extension Services;

Focusing on strategic faculty development, a specific focus on new and adjunct faculty;

Coordinating with the academic deans, facilitating the development of and support for faculty research and creative
activity efforts; -

Continuing revision of the curriculum, assessment of student learning, advising across the institution, the experiences
of first-year and transfer students, liaison with student affairs;

Stimulating collegial processes for further development of undergraduate majors, general education implementation
and assessment, and interdisciplinary opportunities;

Providing leadership in the creation of a proposed Honours Programme which will offer courses in advanced study
to challenge highly motivated students;

Promoting creative use of instructional technologies to provide quality instruction;

Coordinating with other campus offices on regular and:ad hoc campus- wide i issues;

Resolving student academic complaints, appeals, etc. ;

Coordinating curriculum assessment, including programme reviews of sindogradiiats majors (in cooperation with
the academic deans and the Director for Research and Grants), general education, technology-mediated instruction,
and other curricular initiatives across The College;

Coordinating the new programme approval process with the Academic Affairs Office;

Representing Academic Affairs on College committees, as assigned;

Representing the interest of undergraduate graduate education in strategic planning, enrolment management, and
policy development;

Assuring the highest standards for undergraduate education and the quality and integrity of the undergraduate
curriculum in collaboration with the academic deans;

Working closely with the Deans-Council and the existing Academic Board to enhance undergraduate education;
Fostering and seeking out external support for mission-related research and outreach initiatives that are
College-wide, including support from national and international agencies; in this regard, he or she will work closely
with the Director of Research and Grants; and

Working with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement to produce brochures for all majors and
centres of excellence (Institutes).

The initial term of appointment is three years, with eligibility for renewal of the appointment.
Salary ScaleSM4_- $39,300 - $56,300

The application deadline is February 11, 2005. To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should submit a College -

of The Bahamas Employment Application, a Comprehensive Resume ‘and up-to-date transcripts. To expedite the
appointment procedure, applicants are advised to request three referees to send references under confidential cover
directly to the address listed below without waiting to be contacted by the College.

Please visit the College's website to obtain more information about the institution and to access the College’ 's Employment
Application Form.

Applications should be forwarded in confi fonts to:

Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
P, O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302 4539
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs



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Parents plead
with ministry
to repair storm
battered school

THE TRIBUNE





Leonard Edgecombe, president of the Parent Teachers Association at Abaco Central High School, stands
in the middle of its science laboratory, which was heavily damaged in the September hurricanes

(All photos by Dave Ralph/The Abaconian)

By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

HE Parents and
Teachers Associa-
tion (PTA): of
Abaco. C¢ nal
High Sch



4 Worké and Edudation to repair
their hurricane damaged school
as quickly as possible.

According to Leonard Edge-
combe, the PTA president, the
500 plus students and. 30 plus

teachers and:support staff have —

had to endure terrible class-
room conditions since last Sep-
tember when Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne slammed
into the island.

Mr Edgecombe said that for
four months the school was
without electricity due to hurri-
cane damage. Power was final-
ly restored on January 14, but
“Mr Edgecombe said that
besides the discomfort caused

by the heat, the computer and :

home economics programmes
suffered greatly because stu-
dents were not able to do prac-
tical work.

In addition, the roof had been

damaged and several class-

rooms leak in the rain, he said.
Mr Edgecombe said that about
300 feet of fencing surrounding
the-perimeter of the school has
also been damaged.

He said this is a problem
because like schools all over the



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country, security and safety
from outsiders who may try to

enter the campus to create...

problems has been a challenge
and the fence was needed asa
first line of defence.

idgecombe, said: that
“The ister o
‘cationgthe Deputy Prime



ith, “hav

that the public school system in
this country has some of the
finest teachers in the world who
are forced to teach in substan-
dard conditions:,He said teach-
erg understand that natural dis-
asters jhappen, but said it
b comes frustrating for them to
o wait day after day with-

ister,and both Abaco represen- “s,out seeing. anything done: “It is

tatives, Hubert Ingraham and
Robert Sweeting and everyone
else” visited the school imme-
diately after the storms, to date

nothing has been done to alle- @

viate the conditions. :

He explained that although a
few minor repairs have been
done, work was stopped
because there were contractual
problems with the Ministry of
Works which prevented the
project from going forward.

Last month, he said, the PTA
invited local members of the
media to view the school, in the
hopes that by having their con-
cerns made public, work might
begin more rapidly.

He said as far as he was
aware other schools on Abaco
including SC Bootle had suf-
fered damage although he was
unclear as to the extent of their
damage or to what repairs were
‘made. |

“We just want them to some-
how speed up the process.”

Area FNM MP Robert
Sweeting told The Tribune that
the school’s interior is in a
“deplorable” condition. He said

difficult’ for them to stay moti-
vated,” he said.

Yesterday, Heloise Newbold,
the public relations officer at

‘the Ministry of Education, told
‘The Tribune that while Marsh

Harbour, where Abaco Central
is located, was damaged during
the hurricanes, the school did
not suffer as much damage as
Cooper’s Town.

She said that the school suf-
fered extensive flooding which
meant that electricity could not
be turned on until a thorough
electrical assessment could be
done.

Ms Newbold said that
because the Ministry of Works
has been overcome with all of
the repairs they have to do, the
Ministry of Education has hired

' personnel for the sole purpose

of repairing the government
schools damaged in the Sep-
tember storms,

She said the ministry is mak-
_ ing every effort to complete the
repairs as soon as possible and
said that the ministry should be
ready to make a progress report
early next week.

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he annual open-
ing of the
Supreme Court,
which began
| with a church
service at Christ Church
Cathedral, was followed by
a march on Bay Street.
After the procession, jus-
tices, magistrates and
members of the Bar retired:
to the Supreme Court
where the 2005 "legal" year
was Officially opened. Pic-
tured (I-r) in the front row
are Police Commissioner
Paul Farquharson, Chief
Justice Sir Burton Hall and
Dame Joan Sawyer, presi-
dent of the Court of Appeal.
Shown (I-r) in the second
row are Justices Milton
Churaman, Maurice Gan-
patsingh and Emmanuel
Osadebay. Pictured (I-r) in
the third row are Justices
Jeanne Thompson, Anita
Allen, Hugh Small and Hart-
man Longley. Shown (I-r)
in the back row are Jus-
tices Jon isaacs, Faizool
Moharnmed, Vera Watkins,
Claire Hepburn . and
Stephen Isaacs.







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SECTION

Fax: (242) 328-2398

Nceninar

Caribbean
ONO Cal
officials

| liST. JOHN'S, Antigua

CARIBBEAN cricket

officials will hold a two-

day meeting this weekend
in Barbados to discuss
several lingering disputes

. regarding the regional

players association,
according to Associated |
Press.

West Indies Cricket
Board directors will dis-
cuss among themselves
issues involving retainer
contracts, a collective
labor agreement, match
tour contracts and a play-
ers' code of conduct, the
board announced Thurs-
day.

The agenda for the
meeting on Saturday and
Sunday also includes a
presentation on the latest
developments for the

_ 2007 World Cup, which

will take place in the
West Indies, and a review
of the board's financial
statements for the first

. quarter, which ended

. Dec. 31.

They also will review

: the international and
: domestic match schedules

for 2005-2007, including a

‘ report on the status of

";, preparations for the Digi- |
- cel Series, in which the’

: West Indies will take on

South Africa and Pak-
istan beginning in late
March.

The South Africans
arrive in the Caribbean
on March 25 for a four
test, five one-day series,
while the Pakistanis
arrive on May 8 to play
two test matches and

~three one-day series.

-The meeting includes a
discussion on a review of
the structure of cricket,
commissioned by the
International Cricket
Council, and the consid-
eration of a study on the
proposed merger-of the
West Indies Women's
Cricket Federation with
“the cricket board.

BRIDGETOWN,
. Barbados

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suckling by defending

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te 66 for four after
ing sent in by Barba-

~« New ball pair Jason

| Bennett and Corey Colly-

more gave the home team
a rousing start as they
reduced Jamaica to eight
for two after half hour.

Bennett made the ini-
tial breakthrough when
he bowled Keith Hibbert
for two.

Collymore made his
first strike soon afterward
as Donovan Pagon was
bowled in similar fashion.

‘Maurice Kepple and
Carlton Baugh resisted
| Briefly in a third wicket
stand of 18 before medi-
uin-paced all-rounder
Dwayne Smith further
floored the Jamaicans.

Kepple, who took 56
‘minutes and 51 balls to
compile eight, was skill-
fully caught by Kurt
Wilkinson running back
from third slip.

Smith then removed
Baugh as he and captain
Tamar Lambert were
forging a promising part-
ership.

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Petition has over
50 signatures

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter




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MEMBERS of the Bahamas Hot Rod Associ-
ation, which was off to the fast lanes at the Queen

Elizabeth Sports Centre, are calling for the

removal of president Gus Outten and his secre-

tary, Alex Taylor, from office. '

Instead of looking forward to going out to the
MotorSports Park every Sunday to compete, the
members have lodged their complaint in a peti-
tion that was signed on Monday.

A copy of-the letter, signed by more than 50
members, was addressed to both Outten and |
Taylor. '

Conditions

“King” David Rahming, one of the members of
the dissension group, said they tried to bring
some resolve to the situation, but they couldn’t
work under the conditions that the sport operat-
ed last year and will not be prepared to do so this
year.

“We had one man who was running the whole
show,” said Rahming, who not only serves as a
director in the association, but is also one of the
car owners.

“If it wasn’t his-way, it wasn’t going to work at
all.”

Efforts made to contact both Outten
and Taylor proved fruitless up to
presstime.

Rahming said, while the election of officers
will be held at the end of the year, they are call-
ing for the removal of Outten and from office and
they will appoint a steering committee to handle
the affairs.

_ Outten moved up from vice president to take
over the association after Gurth Knowles, the
duly elected president, resigned in the first of
his three-year term.

There is a total of seven executives voted in
office, but throughout the past year, Rahming
said only two officers served.

Another member ‘stated: “Members were at
their last straw, so they sent him and his secretary
letters, indicating that they want him and his sec-
retary out of office and a new slate elected to

serve.”



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Saints soar
to victory

KINGSWAY Academy Saints’ Stephen
Duncombe soars over an Aquinas College
defender for a one-handed lay-up on Mon-
day at Kingsway Academy. Kingsway Acad-
emt went on to win the BAISS senior boys’

game 64-56.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

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traffic problem
‘far-reaching’

By KARIN HERIG

-o Tribune Staff Reporter

THE DEATH of a young
child in a traffic accident has
given police cause for extreme
concern, a spokesman said yes-
terday.

There have now been eight
deaths already on the country’s
roads in the first three weeks
of the year. Last-year there
were 50 fatalities due to traffic
accidents throughout the
Bahamas and just 35 in 2002.



Nakito Rahming

“This is cause for extreme
concern, this incident indicates
that our traffic problems are

even more far- -reaching than we
previously thought,” said Cor-
poral David Lockhart, crash
reconstructionist with the Traf-
fic Division.

‘ According to reports, seven-
year-old Nakito Rahming died
after he was.struck by a motor-
bike as he rode his bicycle on
Thursday evening. Nakito was
riding south along West Street
on Thursday evening with his

cousin Kentosh Rahming, also .

aged seven, when the fatal acci-
dent occurred.

Walter Lockhart, the driver
of a 2004 Honda motorcycle,
travelling north on his motor-
bike along West Street, collided
with the boys, Inspector Wal-
ter Evans told The Tribune.

“(Nakito) was immediately
transported to Princess Mar-
garet Hospital, but his wounds
were severe and he died some-
time later that night,” he said.

Kentosh sustained “cuts and
bruises” on his body. He was
treated at the same hospital and
is now recovering at home.

,The motorcyclist has not
been charged with any offence
and the investigation into the
accident is still in the early
Stages, police said.

«Corporal Lockhart said that
this incident is especially tragic
because it involves an innocent
child.



“This is the hardest one of

the traffic fatalities this year.”

It’s always very hard'when chil-

dren are the victims, they have

not yet experienced life before
they are gone,” he said.

The crash reconstructionist
said that the fact that “we are
only into the third week of this
year and we are’ already up to
number eight in traffic fatali-
ties,” shows that'the motoring
public “is clearly not listening

to our advice, or has absolutely °

- no > intention of changing their

«



" Kentosh Rahming shows the
wounds he received. (Photo. .
Felipé Major/Tribune Staff)

driving patterns.”

Corporal Lockhart said that
police have seen an alarming
increase of fatalities among
pedestrians, motorcyclists and
cyclists.

The eight traffic fatalities this
year include two pedestrians,
one motorcyclist and two
cyclists. Three of the victims
died in Grand Bahama, and five
in New Providence.

“The high number of inci-
dents shows us that something is
clearly going wrong somehow,”
Corporal Lockhart noted.

He said that police, in partic-

ular the Traffic Division, now-

have to “figure out where we
go from here.”

“We will have to sit down and
determine what other measures
we want to implement,” he said.

He pointed out however that

“the police cannot do it all
themselves.”

“Most people think the Traf-
fic Division is only there to put
money in the Treasury, but in
fact our main concern is the
safety of each and every per-
son, but to ensure that safety
we need the assistance of the
people,” he said.

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Nakia Ferguson (right), whose only child was killed in the country’s eighth traffic
fatality of the year, is consoled by a close friend as she speaks to The Tribune yesterday.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff

Mother grieves for
‘well-known’ son

By TIFFANY GRANT

Nakia Ferguson, the griey-
ing mother of the seven-year-
old boy whose life came to a
tragic end on Thursday night
after he was hit by a motorcy-
clist, said that her son was a
sweet child who everyone took

a liking to.

"He was never really a rude
child. Right up to the elderly
people everybody's spirit took
to him. He. was well known,"
said Ms Ferguson.

Nakito Rahming was a grade
two student at the Yellow Elder
Primary School and his moth-

er’s only child. He and his
cousin Kentosh Rahming were

hit by a motorcyclist while rid-

ing their bicycles on West Street
on Thursday evening.

Ms Ferguson said that she
couldn’t specify the details sur-
rounding the incident because
she was not home at the time.

However she indicated that she
left her son inside the house in
the care-of her sister Kenya.
Kenya Rahming, the aunt of
the deceased and mother of
Kentosh, was home when the
accident occurred. She said that

See GRIEVE, Page 3B

Gang activity
violence in schools

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune Staff Reporter

GANG activity is responsible for trouble
in schools according to the Youth Against
Violence group who yesterday hit out at
authorities for failing to acknowledge the
link.

According to Youth Against Violence

. (YAV), many of the 50 gangs currently
operating across New Providence have

Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper

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ties with public schools.

YAV Director Carlos Reid said more
than 10,000 young men are “actively
involved in gangs” in the Bahamas. I*
said the country “is on course for a nation-
al crisis; meanwhile we continue tc nlay
games.”

However public education Director of
Security Garth Johnson told The Tribune
that violence in schools is the work of “a
few wayward boys”. He said he is confi-

dent that the problem will be brought
under control.

Mr Reid’s warning comes after the sec-
ond violent incident in as many weeks at
RM Bailey Senior High School.

Security officers had to disarm and
detain a 15-year-old student who came to
school wielding a machete on Thursday.

On Tuesday of last week a student was

See GANGS, Page 5B


PAGr «, or. UADAY, JANUARY 22, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



LOCAL





‘Blatant disrespect’
shown for fathers’
rights in Bahamas

By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

AHAMIAN law

“blatantly disre-

spects” the rights

and responsibili-

ties of fathers
towards their children, it was
claimed yesterday.

While Minister of Social Ser-
vices and. Community Devel-
opment Melanie Griffin attends
the 38th Session of the United
Nations Committee on the
Rights of the Child, held in
Geneva, Switzerland this week,

Bahamian Fathers for Children

Everywhere head rips up copy

of ‘poorly written’ law he says
denounces the father’s role

president of the Bahamian
Fathers for Children Every-
where organisation, Clever
Duncombe, yesterday ripped up
a copy of the Affiliation Pro-
ceedings Act, and said the
Bahamian government is





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putting on a display for the
international community that is
not reflective in its.own country.

Referring to the Affiliation
Proceedings Act, Mr Dun-

‘combe said that it is “poorly

written” and clearly denounces
the role of the father.

Addressing members of the
media at a press conference
held yesterday in front of Court
No 3, Victoria Gardens, he said
that the Act “only recognises
half of the family structure, all
its talks about is maintenance,
the financial contribution for
the child.” —

“Why is the Bahamas deceiv-
ing the international communi-

. ty by pretending that we have

ratified this Act allowing fathers
to have rights to their children?
It is very hypocritical, because
domestically children are being
denied their basic rights to their
fathers and extended family,”

‘Mr Duncombe told The Tri-

bune.

The organisation president
said that the Bahamas needs to
enact laws that adhere to the
international Convention on the
Rights of the Child, a treaty to
which the Bahamas signed onto
in 1989.

“In the Convention, article
five, it says that the state must
respect the rights and respon-
sibility of parents and the
extended family to. provide

guidance for the child, which is

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Clever Duncombe, president of Bahamian Fathers for Children,
speaks to the press outside court yesterday concerning parenting

appropriate to his or her evolv-
ing capacity.

“Article 18 of the convention
says that parents have joint pii-
mary responsibility for raising
the child and the state shall sup-

port them in this effort,” he said:

reading from the Convention.
Mr Duncombe alleged that
the Bahamian government so

‘far had not: adhered to this

treaty and has in “16 years not
taken any steps to promote the
children’s rights.”

“The Convention says that it
is the states’ obligation to pro-
tect children from any form of
discrimination, but yet in the
Bahamas children are routinely
discriminated against. The

Department of Social Services

chooses to alienate Bahamian
fathers, they look on us as an
irritants,” he added.

Mr Duncombe reiterated that
children “need more than just
money, they need the protec-
tion of their fathers, to offer
guidance.”

“Men are being hauled

nbefore: the counts, are’ being

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dragged and incarcerated in
some instances for child main-

‘tenance, but we are more than

just a cash register. We are par-
ents who need to be respect-
ed,” he noted.



‘We need our

men to stand
up and —

perform their
roles, but at

_ the same time

how are they
going to do

those things?’

—Omar Smith



Also speaking at the press
conference, deputy of the
Bahamas Democratic Move-
ment (BDM) Omar Smith said
that Bahamian law must reflect
that “parenting i is not a one-per-
son job.

“It takes a mother and a
father to raise a child. It takes
extended family also.

“We say it takes a village to

(Photo: Felipé Major/Ti ribune Staff)

raise a child all the time, but we
don’t mean it, because our laws
don’t reflect it,” he noted.

Mr Smith said that if fathers
are. allowed to be active role:
models for their children it will
help alleviate some of the coun-
try’s social problems, especially
youth criminality.

“How do we change the
problems we have in our coun-
try in regards to crime, violence
against women, violence against
children.

“How can you expect (the
children) to be productive, if
there’s nothing within our legal
system to protect them in their
formative years,” he said.

The BDM deputy leader said
that Bahamas is one of the only
countries in the world “that is
still holding on to these anti-
quated colonial laws.”

On the subject of successful
single parenting examples, Mr
Smith said: “We have had
Bahamians. mothers who have
been doing it for years, and my
hat is off to them, but it should
not be that way.

“We need our men to stand.

‘up and perform their roles, but

at the same time how are they

‘going to do those things when |

the system that we have encour- | ~
ages the type of behavior we
have in our society now,” he
said. -

‘Mr Smith agreed with Mr
Duncombe in saying that the

- Affiliation Proceedings Act

should “be sent back to the pits
of hell from whence it came.”.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MARK KARLEE CULMER OF
HAWKSBILL ABACO DRIVE, P.O. BOX CB 12087, FREEPORT,
GRAND: BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister

responsible for

Nationality and Citizenship,

for

Tegistration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
! any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 15TH day of JANUARY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Senge Bahama, aaa:

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that WILBERT BAPTISTE, GOLDEN
ISLES, CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for ‘Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 15th day of JANUARY, 2005 to

|: the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,

P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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Defence Force officer to board
three USCG ships in order "to
help enforce Bahamian and US
laws."
The most recent training
event allows for more Bahami-

a cross-section
of law enforce-
ment agencies
were graduated
ayesterday from an unprece-
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‘ cotics training course held by
the United States Coast Guard
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« Royal Bahamas Defence Force ©
Base (RBDF) in Coral Harbour
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“from the RBDF, the Royal
«Bahamas Police Force (RBPF),
and Bahamas Customs and
Immigration.
The influx of illegal drugs is a
“maritime-security problem
experienced by both the United
«States and the Bahamas.
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area of water making up the
>maritime "transit zones" used
«by drug smugglers, includes the
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maritime law through theoreti-
cal and practical lessons-in
defensive tactics including:
Smuggling trends and detection;

tions and high risk search tech-
niques.

Before the week-long course
began, 12 instructors from the
RBDF and Customs participat-
ed in their own intense "Train
the Trainers' course. The top
instructors were selected by the
Coast Guard to assist with the
Maritime Law Enforcement
Boarding Course.

Commander of the RBDF

: ‘Take the scenario that a vessel
* you board may be engaged in
» drug smuggling; you can expect
» deadly force and you may have
to engage in deadly force, ’

\ —Leading Seaman Philip Farrington
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Commodore Davy Rolle said
that although the Defence
Force has held several board-
ing training courses in the past,
there has never before been a
combination of all law enforce-
ment agencies.

The United States and the
:: Bahamas have become partners
together to better protect their
:;ocean borders.
su Terry Johns, Coast Guard

Liaison Officer, said this part-
nership is crucial because of the
close proximity of the countries
»to each other.

"These training teams we
«organise will leave something
«behind so that all law agencies

-in the Bahamas can use it in
atheir everyday practice and
awhen we come together on

operations and missions, we are
siall on the same page," said Mr
aJohns.
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missions throughout the

Bahamas.

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| borders as well as yours. In
| doing that, these shared training
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ning of a new trend that will
continue in the future.

Senior Immigration Officer
Jerome Hutchinson is assigned
to Abaco and said that in the
past he has attended several
training courses.

"Quite frankly I had no idea
what it would be like," said Mr
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Participants and Directors that took part in the Joint Counter-Narcotics Maritime Law-Enforcement (beataing Officers Course, (front ene seated
from left to right; Lt. Jonathan Andrechik/ Director of Immigration, Mr.Vernon Burrows/ Commander of Defence Force, Mr.Davy F. Rolle/ Deputy
Chief of Mission United States Embassy, Mr. Robert Maen Lt. Commandor ee Officer, Mr. Tellis Bethel.

' through several sessions realised

that it all makes.sense to have
all the agencies here. Separate-
ly we conduct several maritime
investigations and operations

throughout the Bahamas and it ~

just. makes sense we have one
standard procedure to go by."

Corporal Hubert Smith,
attached to the RBPF's Marine
Unit in Abaco, said that the
training he received will greatly
enhance his job and he is enthu-
siastic about sharing the infor-
mation with his fellow officers
in Abaco.

During the graduation cere-
mony Commodore Rolle told
the course participants that
there are three phases in the
conduct of war: Strategic, oper-
ational and tactical.

"In the tactical stage you have
been prepared to conduct the
fight, if necessary, against smug-
gling in general," said Com-
modore Rolle. "I implore you

»to:utilise: your skills properly:in

any of the situations youcome

‘upon."

Congratulating the partici-
pants yesterday was Robert
Witajewski, Deputy Chief of
Mission of the US Embassy.

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as well as the individuals on the
boat. Occasionally you are
going to be doing your job in
the face of great provocation
and that is going to require a
Jot of self-restraint and spl:
tication on your part."

Mr Witajewski said that an
incredible amount of work went
into organising the training
courses and added that it was
obvious from the officers' suc-
cess, it was well worth the effort.

Cranston Evans of Bahamas
Customs trained as an instructor
and assisted in: the Boarding
Officer Course.

Mr Evans said that the whole
course was useful but he espe-
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stances.
Liaison Officer Terry Johns
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boardings done on sea are

"calm, cool and.collected" but

boarding officers must be pre-
pared for the 10 per cent of sit-
uations that may be extreme.

Leading Seaman Philip Far-
rington of the RBDF, also an

’ instructor, said it is essential for
law enforcers to prepare them-
selves for that rare occasion.

"Take the scenario that a ves-
sel you board may be engaged
in drug smuggling, you can
expect deadly force and you
may have to engage in deadly
force. The training not only
helped me to better prepare
myself but also taught me how
to prepare the men in my
team."

The training courses allowed
Lt Jonathan Andrechik of the
USCG Mobile Training Team
to visit the Bahamas for the first

(Photo: Mario Duncanson)

time. Lt Andrechik, based in

York Town, Virginia, said he
was very impressed with the
enthusiasm that all officers dis-
played during the Boarding
Officer Course.

Although Mr Andrechik has
trained in places such as North-
ern Europe, Africa, Australia
as well as Central and South
America, he said he was most
impressed with the profession-
alism he observed in his
Bahamian students.

He added that the role play-
ing gave him the opportunity to
learn about Bahamian culture.
He said he observed that each
participant seemed to be highly
qualified even before the train-
ing began.

"The training allows us to
come together when it really .
matters," said Mr Andrechik,
"when terror strikes on the seas
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Bush’s freedom speech

WASHINGTON — On his way out of the
first Cabinet meeting after his re-election,
President Bush gave his longtime chief
speechwriter the theme for the second Inau-
gural Address: “I want this to be the freedom
speech.”

In the next month, the writer, Michael Ger-
son, had a heart attack. With two stents in his
arteries, the recovering writer received a call
from a president who was careful not to apply
any deadline pressure. “I’m not calling to
see if the inaugural speech is OK,” Bush said.
“T’m calling to see if the guy writing the inau-
gural speech is OK.”

Thursday’s strongly thematic address was
indeed “the freedom speech.” Not only did
the words “freedom, free, liberty” appear 49
times, but the president used the world-
watched occasion to expound his basic reason
for the war and his vision of America’s mis-
sion in the world.

I rate it among the top five of a score of
second-inaugurals in our history. Lincoln’s
profound sermon “with malice toward none”
is incomparable, but Bush’s second was bet-
ter than Jefferson’s mean-spirited pouting at
“the artillery of the press.”

In Bush’s “second gathering” (Lincoln
called it his “second appearing”), the Texan

evoked JFK’s “survival of liberty” phrase to.

convey his central message: “The survival of
liberty in our land increasingly depends on
the success of liberty in other lands.” Bush
repeated that internationalist human-rights
idea, with a slight change, in these words:
“The best hope for peace in our world is the
expansion of freedom in all the world.”

The change in emphasis was addressed to
accommodationists who make “peace” and
“the peace process” the No. 1 priority of for-
eign policy. Others of us — formerly known
as hardliners, now called Wilsonian idealists
— put freedom first, recalling that the U.S.
has often had to go to war to gain and pre-
serve it. Bush makes clear that it is human lib-
erty, not peace, that takes precedence, and
that it is tyrants who enslave peoples, start
wars and provoke revolution. Thus, the
spread of freedom i is the prerequisite to world
peace.

It takes guts to take on that ences:
dom priority so starkly. Bush, by retaliatory
and pre-emptive decisions in his first term

— and by his choice of words and his tall -

stance in this speech, and despite his unmod-
ulated delivery — now drives his critics bat-
ty by exuding a buoyant confidence reminis-
cent of FDR and Truman.

He promised to use America’s influence
“confidently in freedom’s cause.” He jabbed
at today’s Thomases: “Some, I know, have

questioned the global appeal of liberty,

though this time in history, four decades
defined by the swiftest advance of freedom
ever seen, is an odd time for doubt.”
- Bush has seen the enemy and it is not us.
Nor is it only a group of nations (the “axis of
evil”). Nor is the prime enemy the tactic of
terrorism.

The president identified the enemy (and
did not euphemize it, as Nixon’s writers did,
as “the adversary”) a half-dozen times in this

speech. The archenemy of freedom, now as —

ever, is tyranny.
That’s thinking big, with history in mind.

That comes from reading Natan Sharansky,.

the former Soviet dissident, and sends a mes-
sage of hope to democrats jailed by despots in

places like China, Zimbabwe and Saudi Ara- ©

bia. Bush embraced “the ultimate goal of
ending tyranny in the world,” but added that
our active encouragement of reform “is not
primarily the task of arms.”

That was also a reference to Iraq, where
the greatest danger to post-election democ-
racy is less from Zarqawi’s terrorist murder-
ers than from the legion of Baathists who
want to reimpose Saddam’s brand of tyranny.

A metaphorical nitpick: He said our liber-
ation of millions lit “a fire in the minds of men
and one day this untamed fire of freedom
will reach the darkest corners of our world.”
I would have replaced “this untamed fire,”
which could be dangerous, with “the light
from this fire,” which would have illuminated
the “darkest corner.” (Once a speechwriter.)

Evidence that Bush’s “freedom speech”
was tightly edited for time was in his con-
cluding evocation of Philadelphia’s Liberty

Bell. Cut out of a near-final draft was the _

line on the side of the bell from Leviticus
that rings out Bush’s theme: “Proclaim liberty
throughout all the land unto all the inhabi-
tants thereof.”

. (This article was written by William Saffire
of the New York Times - c.2005). q



Sweethearting,
an ‘honourable’
Bahamian sport

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Several years ago, we hap-
pened to be conversing with a
recently arrived Canadian exec-
utive and he mentioned to us
that he understood that the
national sport in the Bahamas is
“Sweethearting”, and he was
quite tickled.

The dictionary which we
often use, defines “Sweetheart-
ing” as: - Darling, one who is
loved for our local consumption
and in Bahamian parlance, we
all know what our definition is.
The same dictionary defines
“Honourable as: Deserving of
honour; entitled to honour; con-
sistent with an untarnished rep-
utation. In addition, “adultery”
is defined as: Voluntary sexual
intercourse between.a married
man and someone other than
his wife, or between a married
woman and someone other than
her husband.

It is obvious that an hon-
ourable person cannot be seen
to be a “Sweetheart”. However,
events as they continue to
unfold seem to indicate that in.
addition to the definitions that
appear herein, and considering
Mr Christie’s remarks to the

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1993 Commission of Inquiry
that here in The Bahamas we
do certain things differently, it is
possible that “Sweethearting”
can now be categorized as an
“Honourable” pastime.

Our system of government
continues to refer to members
of Parliament as “Honourable”.
In passing, we remember that

during the 1983 Commission of -

Inquiry, even whilst the Com-
missioners deliberated, a cer-
tain member of the then gov-
ernment who was being
adversely reported on, was
declared “Honourable” for life.
As for us for many years we
have felt that the word “Hon-
ourable” should have been
retired in relation to members
of Parliament.

If our system of government
is to work or should be seen to
work, it.seems obvious that if
members of Parliament and
government Ministers are to be
worthy of being addressed or

PLP chair

referred to as “Honourable”,
then the society and indeed the
entire populace should require
of them conduct that can be
appropriately emulated, any-
thing less is totally unaccept-
able.

In a previous communication
we stated that Ministers of the
government are, among other
things, puppets, and the Prime
Minister knowing that they
serve only at his pleasure has
the unadulterated power to
remove or transfer him/her
whenever he desires.

A former minister of the
FNM government did not seem
to understand how ministerial
government works, and accused
the then Prime Minister of
being a dictator; his removal
had nothing to do with Mr.
Ingraham being a dictator.

It is patently obvious to us
that any Minister of govern-
ment whose conduct openly
indicates adultery, the Prime
Minister should without delay
remove that Minister.

FRED D. PHILLIPS
Nassau,
January 11, 2005.

must

‘tread lightly’

EDITOR, The Tribune.

RAYNARD Rigby’s
response to the Action Group
of the FNM demonstrating in
the Square against Bradley
Roberts, was ill conceived and
downright presumptuous. What
kind of response does Mr Rigby
expect from the Official Oppo-
sition when a young lady accus-
es a Cabinet Minister of rape?

Political novice or not, Rigby
should know that the Opposi-
tion has every right to capitalise

.on the misfortunes of the Gov-

ernment, its Ministers and/or its
Members of Parliament. If Cab-
inet Ministers wish not to:be
the targets of sexual controver-
sy they know exactly what they
should not do.

Rather than lecture the offi-
cial Opposition, Chairman Rig-
by (novice) should spend his
time counselling PLP Cabinet
Ministers. The FNM Action
Group didn’t do one thing that
any other political party would
not have done, while in Oppo-
sition, including the PLP. The
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political gains. Instead of want-
ing to broaden our democracy,
lawyer Rigby seems hell bent
on curtailing our freedoms.
For demonstrating, Rigby
charged the Action ‘group with
“attempting, (though feebly),
to spread mistruths.” When
since any political party ever
waited for the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth,
so help me God, before going
for the jugular? Never! While
in Opposition, Bradley Roberts
had a scandalous story on the
FNM every time. Parliament
met in session and that was

indeed his right to do. Members |

of the FNM Government left
themselves vulnerable; Bradley
Roberts and the PLP took
advantage of their vulnerability
and so my advice to Raynard
Rigby is: “Get a life, young
novice!”

If it is true that it took the
Police three weeks before get-
ting around to questioning Min-
ister Roberts on this rape alle-
gation, then I agree with the
Action Group — politics
seemed to have interferred with
the investigation. Why should
it take three weeks to bring the
Minister in for questioning
when it is normal procedure for
the Police to immediately, upon
receiving a complaint, launch a
search for the accused and pull
them in for questioning? Mr
Rigby said that there was no
evidence that the police was
being pressured, politically; but
does the PLP Chairman really
believe that we, the general
public, are so stupid that we
would expect to read about the

evidénce (that the police. was |

being pressured politically) in
the print media? He cannot be
that naive.

Rigby charged that “it is not

for the FNM to judge the Min- —

ister or to determine whether
the allegation is indeed true”
and I agree with him, but I don’t
believe that the FNM or any-
body else has said that the alle-
gation was true except, of
course, the lady making the
complaint and her lawyer. What
they are saying, in fact, is, how-
ever, that the Minister ought to
resign, because, true or false,
this is the honourable thing to
do.

I appreciate what Rigby
thinks his role is as Chairman of
the Party — that to defend the
party and it’s government at all

- cost — but some things are just

indefensible and he ought to
know when to keep his mouth
shut. .

Iam no fan of the FNM; but
as the Official Opposition, they
have a constitutional.role to
play in opposing the Govern-
ment and I will always defend ~
their right to do so. The tone
and language of the PLP’s
National Chairman’s written
response to the FNM’s Action,
Group, as reported i in the daily

‘ newspapers, give the impres-

sion of dictatorial tendencies at
work and that concerns me
greatly.

Another piece of advice for
young, inexperienced, politician
wannabe Raynard Rigby,
“tread lightly, my son.”

FORRESTER CARROLL
Nassau,
January 5, 2005.



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Tribune Staff Reporters

WHY YOU VEX?



when they see certain people
in certain areas and they
pull them over just
because of how they
look.”

- G-Unit, off East
Street.

“I vex with the fact CF
that these people who
in authority act like
you are not good
enough for them. But if
you ask most of them
their lifestyle, they. will
tell you how they came
from humble beginnings.
But we forget where we
come from. We just have
that black crab syndrome
where we want to pull
down instead of help up.”

- Tequira Knowles,
Elizabeth Estates.

almost run into me.

Gangs (From page 1B)

attacked and stabbed at the
school.

Teachers at RM Bailey held a
sit-in attended by the minister
of education following the inci-
dent on Thursday. They said
they live in fear of violent stu-
dents and called on government
to address their plight.

Mr Reid, a former gang
member himself, insisted that
the problem persists because
authorities are “in denial.”

“Police refuse,to admit that
there is a problem. Principals
refuse to admit there is a prob-
lem.

“They really need to come
down to reality and see what
the rest of us see,” he said.

Mr Reid claimed that there
are gangs in “almost every
school” as well as in every
neighbourhood in the Bahamas.

According to Mr Johnson,

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“ T was in a hit and run accident in Septem-
ber and the police cannot find the person. 911
never even showed up when I called them.
The government needs to be more aggressive
and have more staff on hand, so that when
people call they have been people
waiting close by. I think that the
police are too discriminating

“I think they should change
all the police. Last night I was
coming out of the corner and this taxi.driver

But the police wan blame me even though I
had the right of way. They just jokin’ man.
They stay harassing. They call these neigh-
borhoods bad so they want blame everyone in

HHH SO.

The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have
reached their 35th year milestone of employment with the Club. Mr Reuben Stuart
was presented with his “35th Year Long Service Award Pin” on Monday, December
13, 2004 for his dedication and commitment to the Club by Mr Paul D Thompson,
CHA, ManaliOging Director.

35th Year, Long Service Pin Presentation

WHY YOU VEX?

the neighborhood: but I say put viel where

right is.’

- MP Centerville.

“I just vex at this play play cabinet Perry
got. Imean how many scandals they ga have. If
I was him, sound like they need some cut hip in
the cabinet meeting to get them jokers in line.
I ain vote for foolishness and stupidity. The
people need sensible people in office.”

- Sorry | vote PLP






le

cards.”

widespread as it is sometimes
perceived to be.

“We have some good chil-
dren in the schools,” he said,
insisting that acts of violence

’ are perpetrated by only “a few

wayward boys.”

“7 can assure you that we and
the police will get hold of this
problem, and law and order will
be restored,” he said.

Since being hired by the Min-
istry of Education 17 months
ago, Mr Johnson said he has
headed a rigorous overhaul of
security procedures.

“We are upgrading our peo-
ple, putting them in uniform,
training them mentally, physi-
cally and legally,” he said.

Mr Johnson said. that
progress was being made, but
pointed out that. such an
endeavour cannot be accom-
plished “overnight.”

“We have got to get more .

personnel to fill these blanks,”
he said
. Mr Johnson said the initia-
tives being adopted also include
intelligence gathering strategies
aimed at the identification of
problem students. _

“Once they are identified and
categorised then they will be

CONE Yon

Mr Stuart is employed in the Managing Director’s Office in the position of Deputy
Managing Director. He has been with the Club since December 12, 1969.

We congratulate Mr Reuben Stuart on his accomplishment.

Mrs Janette Smith, Senior Assistant Manager; Recipient - Mr Reuben T Stuart, Deputy
Managing Director; Mr Paul D Thompson, CHA, Managing Director and Mrs Mary
Deleveaux, Director Human Resources.

Why You Happy?



ly I will be getting a phone

soon! I’ve been without one for two years
now, and finally I saw Batelco come through
my corner. So it looks like in the next couple of
weeks I could finally stop buying these phone

- Ingarita Turnquest, Dannottage Estates.

CIWMCE.

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One constituency over the
hill

“T vex with the way they
treat those people out on
the docks. Almost
everyday our office
would send people out
to the dock to get a
conch salad or one
crack conch dinner for
the office. I know that
for as long as I know
myself people could go
out on the dock and
have a beer or two and
just relax. I don’t know
why they tryin to mess
with that now. We need
to give these people back
their licences and let them
continue to run their busi-
ness.”
- Tokoyo Duncombe,
Elizabeth Estates.

“I happy because hopeful-






placed in programmes,” Mr |

Johnson explained, adding that
authorities had a responsibility
to attempt to develop even vio-
lent students.

Education Minister Alfred
Sears told protesting RM Bailey
teachers on Thursday that he
aims to create a boarding school
style programme for anti-social
children.

Mr Sears said the scheme
would offer excellent academic
facilities, but would place par-
ticular emphasis on socialisa-
tion.

Mr Reid said he made a pro-
posal to government for the
establishment of a gang pre-
vention and intervention cen-
tre, but received no response.

“We in Youth Against Vio-
lence have been in the trenches

since 1994, but there is only so |

much we can do with our limit-
ed resources.

“The persons in our organ-
sation have been trained by the
National Gang and Crime
Research Centre of America.

“We have had some noted

success, but if we have the right

support we believe that we can
make an even greater impact,”
Mr Reid said.

BEM AMOCIV










Mayaguana |
excited over
possible hotel
development

HE 400-strong

population of

Mayaguana, the

remotest of the

Bahama islands, is

growing excited over a massive

hotel and resort development

that will transform life there for-
ever.

Next week, groundwork is

expected to begin on a multi-

million dollar project that will

include two hotels, three mari- -

nas and other facilities. Building

- work is expected to last for sev-

eral years.

The I-Group of Boston is
behind what will prove to be a
complete transformation of
Mayaguana’s sleepy atmos-

- phere.

- From being a depressed econ-
omy with little to offer but fish-
ing and farming, the island will
become a lively resort to reckon
with, according to residents who
are looking to the future with
great expectations. -

“It’s something that we’ve
needed here for many years,”
an islander said yesterday,
“Mayaguana has for too long
been regarded as a forgotten
island.”

All the southern Bahamas.
will benefit from the scheme as

‘workers will be flown in from

Crooked Island, Acklins and
Inagua to undertake construc-
tion.

On completion, tite develop-
ment: will boost‘ Mayaguana’s
population considerably, revers-
ing a depopulation trend that
has been common in the south-
ern islands for many years.

“This will generate a lot of
business in Mayaguana,” said
one source. “In the past the
island’s isolation has been its
misfortune, but now it looks like
being the cause of its good luck.

“TI think the I-Group wanted
a place well away from the
stress of modern life. They liked
the island’s tranquillity and the

friendliness of its people.”

Mayaguana lies 297 miles
south of Nassau. It is so far-
flung that it is almost within
sight of Haiti.

DISPUTES over land own-
ership are still the number one
topic of conversation in tiny
Rum Cay, where three separate
developments.are now trans-
forming life, not always for the
better.

Long-time residents feel the
homey atmosphere on one of
the Bahamas’ remotest isles is
changing as tensions rise over
who owns what. There is grow-
ing resentment, especially
among ‘absentee’ land-owners
who feel their rights are being
overrun.

One islander told The Tri-
bune: “At least five Bahamian
families are affected by the sit-
uation, in which land title is
being challenged almost on a
daily basis.

“I think many people have
had land more or less taken
from beneath their feet. It is a
very disturbing situation and
people on the island seem to
talk about little else nowadays.”

Not all developers in Rum
Cay are being held responsible
for the situation. But there are
strong feelings that ownership
claims are being cast aside in
favour of quick land sales.

“People are up.in arms about
it,” said another resident,
“Owners are coming here flash-
ing pieces of paper trying to
prove the land is theirs.

“There is one Nassau family
who paid £15,000 for a lot many
years ago, but this now seems to

- have been swallowed up in a

new development.

“I'd be very surprised if this
whole question of land doesn’t
end up in the courts.”

Rum Cay has become one of.

the hottest properties in the

.Bahamas since a new airstrip

was built. Once nigh inaccessi-
ble, this delightful outpost is
now a favoured hideaway for
those trying to escape the stress
of modern life.

Foreigners are growing

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005, PAGE 5

increasingly interested in what
the island has to offer. But the
invasion has left many of the
island’s 50-strong “native” pop-

ulation feeling uneasy.

ON a more cheerful note, one -

of Rum Cay’s great characters,
bar owner Delores Wilson, cel-
ebrates her 73rd birthday next
week - and customers from far
and wide will be flying and 'sail-

let down the people of distant
Ragged Island, it seems. What:
they wanted most for Christmas’
was a fresh water system. What:
they got was nothing atall.. ;
Chief Councillor Granville!
Hepburn told The Tribune: “It
was promised by Christmas, but
we are still waiting.”
Government officials have!
told islanders they are looking
for a barge to transport a drill-

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ing in for the party.

Mrs Wilson was born and
brought up on Rum Cay but
spent some years in Nassau as a
teacher at St Barnabas. In 1974,
after returning home, she estab-
lished Kaye’s Bar in Port Nel-
son, the island ‘capital’, where
she holds court every night and
hears all the local gossip.

‘This will
generate a lot
of business in.
Mayaguana,’

—island source



“IT went to Nassau to go to
school when I was 14,” she told

The Tribune, “After teaching -

at St Barnabas for 10 years I
came home. Now I really enjoy-
ing running my bar and hear-
ing what everyone has to say.”

Mrs Wilson will be getting the
flags out for her birthday, which
has now become an annual
event on Rum Cay. Twelve
boats are expected to arrive for
the occasion and some cus-
tomers will be flying in from
Nassau.

“Tt will be so good to see
everyone,” she said, “I like to
chat a lot and I always regard
my birthday as a time to meet
old friends.”

In the early 1990s, Mrs Wil-
son recalled her early life on
the island in her book Rum
Cay, My Home. She still sells
copies to visitors and claims it
gives an excellent insight into
former days on the island.

NEWS travels slowly in
sleepy Eleuthera, where royal
enthusiast Henry Sands is still
waiting for a full report on
Prince Harry’s controversial
swastika exploits last week.

“I don’t know the full story so
there’s little I can say about it,”
he said yesterday, “I’m still
waiting to see the newspapers.
All I know is that he is sup-
posed to have done something

. wrong.”

Mr Sands, 79, a well-known
figure in Savannah Sound,
keeps track of the royals for
several reasons. Firstly, he’s a
keen royalist. Secondly, he got
to know several of the Royal

. Family when they visited near-

by Windermere Island. And

- thirdly, he and his wife were

guests at the wedding of Prince
Charles and Lady Diana
Spencer 24 years ago.

“T continue to treasure my
memories of that occasion,”

’ said Mr Sands, who still bakes

bread daily.at his home for a
procession of regular customers.
“And when I’ve gone, I hope
my family will hang on to my
mementoes of the wedding.”

As for Prince Harry, whose
wearing of a Nazi armband toa
fancy dress party caused ruc-
tions last week, Mr Sands said:
“T’m looking forward to reading
all about it.”

FATHER CHRISTMAS has

t
j
rig to the island. Wells will be
bored in a scheme to provide a
reverse osmosis plant. 1
However, Mr Hepburn is
unsure whether the job will ever
get started. “I am hoping it will

happen this year, but the bargd:

seems tobe the problem.” |

Meanwhile, long-suffering
islanders are still relying on 4
diminishing rainwater supply}
bottled drinking water from
Nassau, and well water that con;
tinues to run brown, as it hag
for many years.

“The problem is that we haved

- galvanised pipes here that werd

installed more than 50 years

ago,” said Mr Hepburn. “The

well water is always dirty, so we
have to rely. very heavily on
rain.” In the past, islanders have
warned that Ragged Island

‘ could cease to be a viable com;

munity unless its utilities con?
cerns are taken seriously. ‘
Outsiders who have been .
obliged to work there have
described Ragged Island life as
“medieval”, with few of the
amenities expected in a 21st
century community.

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Pe [See ss eee eee

MP: Don’t forget
the plight of Abaco
lobster fishermen

By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

AS the government works to
alleviate the distress Abaco
farmers experience over the cit-
rus canker disease, Abaco MP
Robert Sweeting says he does
not want the plight of the lob-
ster fisherman to be forgotten.

Farmers in Abaco were
forced to destroy thousands of
seedlings and trees suspected
of containing citrus canker this
week. The disease affects the
leaves of the mature plant,
young stems and fruit and even-

Two stores BizRate
De asia Cua

tually kills the plant.

Speaking in the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, Mr
Sweeting reminded MPs that
even as they are concerned for
the citrus farmers, the fisher-
men on Abaco continue to suf-
fer from the devastating finan-
cial blow they experienced after
Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne
hit the island last September.

Yesterday, he told The Tri-
bune that millions of dollars
worth of lobster traps were
damaged at sea.

Mr Sweeting said the waters
remained too murky for at least

struck by
robberies

By PAUL G. TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE reported two armed
robberies yesterday.

According to Supt Hulan
Hanna, at 5pm the Community
Drug Store on Pyfrom Road
was robbed by two men who
entered the store under the pre-
tence of buying an item. The
men, who were both wearing
tams, held up the proprietor
with a knife and robbed the
store of a small amount of cash.

They fled on foot.

Also that night Mr-Hanna
reported that at 9 o’clock two
men robbed Bain’s Convenient
Store off Farrington Road.

Both men are described as
being of dark complexion with
one of them masked and carry-
ingahand gun. |,

They held the proprietor up
and stole an undetermined
amount of cash. They also fled
on foot.

Police investigations into both
matters are continuing.: »

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twe months after the storms
struck, for any assessments to
be done.

By the time they were able
to reach the traps, he said it
would be fair to say that 90 to
95 per cent of the equipment
was damaged.

As a result, he said the fish-
ermen were not able to gather
the harvest that they had antic-
ipated to meet their financial
needs.

“The fishermen have been
able to do some limited reef
fishing.” However, Mr Sweet-
_ ing said that is not an ideal sit-

uation as they can only capture
limited quantities.

Mr Sweeting said the fisher-
men are beginning to feel the
financial pressure of the dimin-
ished profits.

“Most of these guys have

. boats and mortgages and they

are suffering.”
’ He said he would guess that
they were catching at least fifty
per cent less than in the past.
Therefore he urged govern-
ment to remember that the fish-
ermen will need some assistance
to get their businesses back on
track.

to Gibraltar

By DENISE MAYCOCK

- Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - The Grand
Bahama Shipyard has sent off
six apprentices to Gibraltar this
week for further training in var-
ious fields of ship repair.

* Dorothy Lockhart, director
of personnel, announced that

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Fleurisma, Kendrick Williams,
Gregory Saunders and Hubert
Duncombe will travel to the
Gibraltar Shipyard for two
months to gain experience in

’ the National Vocational. Quali-'
\ fication (NVO) Scheme, to

become familiar with equip-
ment and machinery related to
ship repair.

Don Forbes, production con-
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Miller attends
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IN a continuing bid to get
the Bahamas signed onto the
proposed PetroCaribe, a
regional energy corporation,
Trade and Industry Minister

‘ Leslie Miller is attending what

could be the second to last
meeting before an agreement
is made.

The meeting, being held in —

Caracas, Venezuela, will be a

precursor to the last gathering

held in New Providence next
month.

The PetroCaribe project
represents a Caribbean/Latin
American partnership with

the objective of deflating 1 the |
in the ~
Caribbean region by import- ~~

high oil prices,

ing petroleum products direct-
ly from Venezuela, together

with Iraq and Iran, one of ©

three major oil producing

countries, so cutting out the

middle man in many cases.
Mr Miller said that repre-

' sentatives from countries,

including the Bahamas,
Jamaica , Barbados, Guyana,
Brazil and Trinidad. and

| Tobago will meet. with

Venezuela’s Mines and Ener-
gy Minister Rafael Ramirez.

The Bahamas is in a similar ©

condition to other countries
in the region, like Jamaica,
which imports more than 90
per cent of its resources need-

_ed for energy consumption.

Meanwhile The Miami
Herald reported yesterday
that Petrdéleos de Venezuela
SA, South America's largest
oil company, may lose use of
its Isla Refinery on Curagao
as the Caribbean island starts
a study on the facility’s future.
The review is partially in

response to pressure from
environmental groups on the
island, who are seeking to
close the refinery, alleging air
pollution. Petréleos de
Venezuela is paying about $18

. million a year for use of the

plant, which processes about
200,000 barrels of oil a day.

However, experts say that
Isla is important, especially if
Venezuela wants to develop
its PetroCaribe initiative.

Under PetroCaribe,
Venezuela would sell refined
oil products through the
Caribbean at a discount under
government-to-government
contracts. ,

Curacao, is about 36 miles

north of Venezuela.

Mr Miller has been a major

“pater df the PétroCaribe ‘|”

idea, and'the creation'‘of a
Bahamian National Energy
Corporation which would
directly purchase crude and
other refined oil products
from Venezuela or fellow
Caribbean governments, thus
cutting out offshore sub-
sidiaries of the major oil com-.
panies - Shell, Texaco and
Esso:

However, oil companies
have criticised Mr Miller say-
ing that the Bahamian gov-
ernment has misunderstood
the gas pricing structure incor-
rectly believing their offshore
subsidiaries are profiteering. |

The pricing structure in the
Bahamas is controlled by the
government with the admin-
istration taking $1.06 per gal-
lon in tax and seven per cent
stamp duty on top. Wholesale
and retail markups are set to
$0.44 and $0.33 respectively.
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Chall
our underwater cultural heritage

URING the

course of recent

meetings

between the

Antiquities,
Monuments and Museums Cor-
poration (AMMC) and inter-
national groups interested in
doing salvage and archaeologi-
cal research on some of our
Family Islands, the vulnerabili-
ty of The Bahamas in protecting
its underwater and cultural her-
itage in these fields was brought
into more clearer and frighten-
ing focus.

At a seminar held in Colom-
bia, South America, in early
December, 2004, similar con-
cerns as they adversely affect
small island states in this region
constituted the main focus of
its agenda.

The AMMC was represent-
ed at those talks and thus the
views of The Bahamas on chal-
lenges our country faces with
respect to the protection of its
underwater cultural heritage
were also added to the discus-
sions. The thrust of it follows. -

CHALLENGES

The geographical position of
The Bahamas, just off the coast
of Florida, provides an enviable
advantage for the development
of its tourist industry that has
resulted in a lucrative sector
which hosts more than four mil-
lion visitors annually. On the
downside, however, some of our
four million visitors are trea-
sure-seekers, who indiscrimi-
nately exploit the cultural
resources of these islands. _

This exploitation becomes
easy to achieve by the fact that
the population of The Bahamas
is estimated at 305,000. More
than 75 per cent of this popula-
tion resides on the two urban
centres of Freeport, Grand
Bahama, and Nassau on New
Providence.

There are islands in the
southern Bahamas that are geo-
graphically, larger than most
Caribbean. states, but which
have populations of fewer than
5,000, the majority of which sub-
sist on small-scale farming and
fishing.

Significantly, the percentage
of non-Bahamian residents on
many of these islands can
exceed 25 per cent of the small
populations. It is essentially in
waters surrounding these islands
that the vulnerability of
Bahamian maritime cultural
resources is most pronounced.

Another challenge to the pro-
tection of Bahamian cultural
resources is the traditional polit-
ical view that such sites should
be considered in terms of mon-
etary value. This view is espe-
cially noted in cases of Spanish
treasure, where cash-strapped

governments have been swayed °

by unscrupulous salvors into
mostly non-beneficial schemes
with promises of great financial
profit and international expo-
sure.

The experience of the
AMM C in this regard has been
its involvement in discussions
in which salvors promise large
sums of money up front and the
establishment of maritime

museums and/or conservation
laboratories in exchange for
almost unlimited access to sal-
vage opportunities in Bahamian
waters.

An even more urgent chal-
lenge to the protection of mar-
itime cultural resources in
Caribbean basin states is the
occasional claim by some devel-
oped countries to wrecks con-
sidered to be Spanish and/or
American national resources.

This situation is especially
emphatic in the case of The
Bahamas, which is geographi-
cally close to the United States,
and which is host to several US
military facilities, including a
submarine testing facility that
is jointly used by NATO part-
ners. Further exacerbating the
situation is the fact that some
developed nations challenge
and otherwise reject the author-
ity of the United Nations to
establish conventions to protect
cultural resources.

The Bahamas has limited
economic resources to expend
on the protection of its cultural
resources. We are a former
British colony, which has adopt-
ed systems of governance that
required regular elections of
public officials.

Some public officials focus on
pleasing their constituents with
roads, schools and social. wel-
fare programmes. Regrettably,
little resources or consideration
are devoted or available for the
development of cultural
resources programmes. And so
museums, conservation and
preservation programmes
become a low government pri-
ority. Into this cultural vacuum

-enter The Bahamas National

Be] ey V Ee | ae

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005, PAGE 7

enges to the protection of











The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) Conservation Laboratory

AMM C is to create networks

‘with other counterparts with a

view to developing programmes
of mutual co-operation.

As has been noted several
times above, The Bahamas is

limited in its capability to pro-_

tect and develop its cultural
resources. Therefore, we sug-

VIEWPOINT

GEORGE MACKEY







Trust and The Bahamas His-
torical Society.

In the past, selected sub-sec-
tions of the national cultural
patrimony have been randomly
divided among the various
organisations, with one organ-
ising and developing archaeol-
ogy, another museums, and still
another controlling historic
preservation programmes.

SOLUTIONS

The Bahamas took steps to
address traditional inadequa-
cies in the protection and devel-
opment of cultural resources

with the establishment of a qua- —

si-governmental corporation —
the Antiquities, Monuments
and Museums Corporation.
Most of the authority tradition-
ally accorded to the National
Trust and heritage societies are
now under the umbrella of a
single national agency.

This new innovation has
allowed for a more co-ordinated
approach to, and use of, limited
resources for cultural heritage
development and protection.
One of the primary goals of the

Kerzner releases
plan for 88 homes

KERZNER International
Limited, a leading international
developer and operator of des-
tination resorts, casinos and
luxury hotels announced this
week the detailed plans to
develop 88 luxury condomini-
um homes on the East End of
Paradise Island near the leg-
endary One& Only Ocean Club.

Construction of Ocean Club
Residences & Marina is sched-
uled to begin in Spring 2005
with completion slated for
Spring 2007. The luxury condo-
minium homes will be built
within the exclusive private
enclave of Ocean Club Estates
adjacent to the championship
Ocean Club Golf Course. The
new Ocean Club Residences &
Marina development will enjoy
many of the services and ameni-
ties available to One&Only
Ocean Club and Atlantis, Par-
adise Island resort guests.

One&Only Ocean Club on
Paradise Island in the Bahamas
has long held an incomparable
allure to those who expect the
best. Now this supreme level of
luxury will be available to
homeowners of Ocean Club
Residences & Marina. Ocean
Club Residences & Marina will

be replete with beautiful gar-
dens, resort-style pools, a fit-
ness facility, 24-hour security,
additional storage, covered and
surface’ parking and a private
marina that will accommodate
yachts of up to 120 feet. The
four, six-story buildings will be
arranged on the site to take full
advantage of prevailing breezes
and capture expansive views of
the gardens, Nassau Harbour,
the championship Tom
Weiskopf-designed golf course
and the ocean.

Homeowners will enjoy
access to a private beach club
on Cabbage Beach reserved
exclusively for the owners of
Ocean Club Residences &
Marina and Ocean Club
Estates. The fully appointed
beach club will include a colo-
nial-style cabana with changing
rooms and showers, an open-
air bar, and a swimming pool.
Purchasers may choose one of
eighty three-bedroom/three-
and-a-half-bath condominium
homes or one of eight, four-bed-
room/four-and-a-half-bath pent-
houses (media rooms may be
converted to a fifth bedroom).
Sizes will range from 3,000
square feet to 7,200 square feet.

gest that one solution to this

problem of protecting and pre- .

serving our national underwater
cultural resources is to first

develop a regional committee, .

which in turn would develop a
database that should include
information on illegal and
authorised underwater archae-
ological activities.

This database could serve-as a
warning against advances by

‘unscrupulous treasure hunters

disguised as legitimate agencies
wishing to advance national cul-
tural programmes. This
exchange of information could
save the loss of irreplaceable
and possibly irretrievable cul-
tural resources.
Traditionally, The Bahamas
has suffered from the lure of
such unscrupulous treasure
hunters. In the division of spoils
from salvage operations in
Bahamian waters, our share
includes virtually worthless arti-
facts, while that of the salvor
include priceless gems and arti-
facts. Today, there is a position
paper that Bahamian authori-
ties are considering for early

implementation. Among other
things, the paper offers the fol-
lowing recommendations:

e National policy on salvage
should be revised as a priority.

e Wrecks and wreck environs
should be determined to be
archaeological resources, and
not mere treasure trove.

e The existing Abandoned
Ships Act should be repealed, in
acknowledgement that the
Antiquities, Monuments and

Museums Act provides for the

protection of. terrestrial and
aquatic archaeology.

_ © Significant, wreck sites. ....

_ ee plundered- os

should be reserved. AS sparine

“ parks.

° Alliance with local fisher-
men, who are significant sources
of information on the location
of wrecks, should be formed.

e Only accredited and rep-
utable research
institutions/companies may
enter into negotiations for
aquatic archaeological research.

e Lacal dive operations
should be encouraged to pro-
mote visitation to the marine
parks as dive attractions, simi-
larly to the promotions and
management of terrestrial sites
such as forts and museums.

° The historically significant
wreck sites should be declared

‘national monuments.

There is a need for an inven-
tory of human and technical
resources and facilities existing
in various public and private
agencies, from which interest-
ed professional services can tap

_into whenever necessary. Par-

ticipating agencies should be
aware of the availability of such
resources and how best to
access the related services.

As an example of the above,
the AMMC should be able to
contract the services of an

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR
THE LATE .

REV. SYLVIA E. BUTLER MILLER

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 sisiter,
Rosemarie Burke and a host of other relatives

and friends.



agency

underwater archaeologist from
a standard listing of resource
persons. Also, the AMMC
should have access to establish
conversation facilities in the
country.

This approach is more cost-
effective than each individual
investing limited



‘Many —
shipwrecks
have been





and their .
historical |
value
undermined.’



resources to establish expensive
facilities. The establishment of
such facilities should be grad-
ual as the availability of neces-
sary technical resources allow.

The Bahamas remains im con-
stant danger of losing many
more of its aquatic cultural
resources. This trend will con-
tinue unless national collabora-
tive and combative efforts are
not soon devised and imple-
mented. We urge all relevant
agencies to enter discussions to
achieve this goal so that these

“qn profit’sharing. ©

priceless artifacts can be pre-
served for the benefit of pos-
terity.

Finally, in 1656 the Spanish
galleon Nuestra Senora de la
Maravillas was accidentally
struck by its fleet’s lead vessel
and sunk off Little Bahama
Bank, near Grand Bahama
Island. Its wreck, discovered in
the latter half of the last centu-
ry, was later salvaged in 1972
by a team led by Mr Willard
Bascom. Its rich cargo con-
tained jewels and gold and silver
bars. The recovered treasure
was reportedly auctioned off for
an estimated $300 million. Of
this amount, The Bahamas
ceived less than 10 Der,



Over the years, and in the

. absence of adequate legislative
protection, many shipwrecks

have been plundered and their
historical value severely under-
mined. Many artifacts have
been recovered, taken out of
the country without authorisa-
tion, and subsequently lost to
Bahamian cultural heritage.

Thus, we have published the
above out of concern for the
protection and preservation of
our national cultural heritage.
A word to the wise, it is said,
should be sufficient.

Think on these things.

(George W Mackey’s book
“Millennium Perspectives”, a
compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail-

able at leading bookstores local-

ly. E-mail: georgewmackey @
hotmail.com)

VIOLET LUANA ALBURY.

March 29th 1942 - January 22nd 2004

To my Mom,

As I watched you suffer with so much pain, I was amazed

at the strength you showed.

I remembered holding your hand, and thinking back on how
hard they worked, not only for your children, but for everyone
you knew, family, friends or strangers.

I remembered how as I watched you struggle to take a breath,
I would think back on my life and realized that you exuded so
much strength even now because all of your life you struggled.
You struggled to give your family the best that you could; and

you did.

For you taught me that it is not what we own that makes us
happy and successful, but what we have inside.

I remembered thinking of these things and asking God to let |
me take your place, for you had so much more to offer this world

than I ever could.

It was with those thoughts, that I realized that we are not to
question or ask why, only to believe that the Lord’s will, will be

done.

What was it that I was to learn by watching you, the greatest
person I knew, struggled with such pain. I would like to think
that it is so that I can become a better person. So everyday I now
live with the thoughts of, “what would my Mom do”? I would
try to be more like you: For I know that if I live to be a thousand
years old, there would be no one more wonderful that I could

learn from.

I miss you every minute. I thank you everyday and I love you




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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 s started. Party,
8pm-until.

_ 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 Spm-8pm.
Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.

. Double Play @ The Zoo on Thursday. Ladies
free before 11pm. Music by DJs Flava, Clean Cut,
along with Mr Grem and Mr Excitement. First 50
women get a free makeover.

Flash Nights @ 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 1pm, $15 after; Guys. $20 all

night.

College Night @ Baca B Boom every Friday.’ ©

Admission: $10 with college ID, $15 without.

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, DJJ oey Jam presents
“Off Da Chain” with beer and shot specials thru
2am.

Dream Saturdays @ the Blue Note Lounge this .

Saturday and every Saturday after that. Admission:
$15 before 11pm, $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
enforced.

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 @


















Crystal Cay Beach, Admission $10, ladies get in
free. |

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

Villaggio Ristorante, Café 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
U2.

Jay Mitchell: and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday
8pm-12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Fea-
turing Frankie Victory at the key board in the
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-

night. Fine

food and

Infusion’

TAKE a journey through the life of Bahamian dancer and slidteograplier, Mar- °|°
_ vin Smith, as his Five Fold Bahamian Theatre and Foundation brings you the encore —
presentation of “Infusion”. The group initially shared the story in October at the —
_ Holy Trinity Activity 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 moves and “fluid” choreography, will keep you
wanting to know what will happen next. First, he takes us through his Songs of Tes-

tament (segment one) which sets out 10 inspirational songs, then to his Destiny (seg- |
ment 2), where 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. ss
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 he

, available at the door at a cost of ea for adults and $7 for children.

drinks. Pee sea aatey

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 Colebrooke 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, Bepriary 5. Free admis-
sion:

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, 1lam-
4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Second National Exhibition @ the Nation-

al Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West Hill
Streets, featuring contemporary works by Bahami-
an artists. NE2 runs through December. Gallery
hours Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. Admission $3.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.



Open Mic Nite, every Wednesday Som @ The

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ROUND NASSAU



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

“Doctors Hospital Community Training. Repre-
‘sentative at 302-4732 for more information. and

learn to save a life.today..

Civic Clubs



‘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-
_ Paul Hanna performs at.Traveller’s Rest, West .

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 een 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-
bune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tri-
bunemedia.net

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of the Marine
and Environ-
mental Studies
y Institute at the
College of the Bahamas on
Apaeany, it was anticipated
jat the institute will bring
eater attention to marine
research deficiencies in the
country and promote a greater
upderstanding of the value of
rharine resources, said Minister
at Health Dr Marcus Bethel.
““The institute will also
"I empower and encourage more
Bahamians young and old to

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develop an aptitude for marine

research,” he said.

College officials, including
President Rodney Smith, Coun-
cil Chairman Franklyn Wilson
aid government representatives
such as Prime Minister Perry
Christie were present at the
launch.

~The goal of the institute
involves cultivating the values,
attitudes and skills that will
enable the application of cut-
ting-edge scientific approaches
to study, protect and enhance
marine resources in the
Bahamas, delegates at the
launch were told.

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In the position as executive
director of the institute is Liv-
ingston Marshall, who holds a
PhD in marine science.

Mr Marshall expects that the
institute will be fully functional
by the Fall of 2005. In order to
have the institute up and run-
ning for the Fall, he noted that
over the next’several months
they will be examining and
determining facilities needed
for the institution.

Mr Marshall noted that one
of the components would be to
have a very strong focus in
research: Some of the areas that
will be explored are fisheries,
coastal zone management, and
environmental monitoring.

“Within the next five years
we hope to have the research,
education, the outreach and
training components and the
strong policy component all in

place. What we envision is a

cadre of professionals that may
include scientists, scholars and

lay persons who will all be asso- ©

ciated with the institution in one
capacity or the other,” said Mr
Marshall.

He added: “Also in about five
years we hope to have our bach-
elors degree programme in

marine and environmental sci-:

ences fully established and be

thinking at that stage about the
implementation of a graduate
programme where persons can
come and get Master’s degrees
in various areas and eventually
doctorate degrees.”

Mr Marshall said they hope
to eventually establish a four
year programme in marine and
environmental sciences.

- Mr Christie noted that every
major investment has environ-
mental implications.

“This is a wonderful time to
introduce this new development
in the College of the Bahamas,”
said Mr Christie.

He added: “The College of
the Bahamas must see itself as
an instrument of national devel-
opment. It must necessarily see
itself in academia as an institu-
tion that is excited about con-
tributing to the pace and quali-
ty of development as a coun-
tr

‘CoB’ ’s president Mr Smith

said that the creation of the

institute will give unbelievable
exposure.

“It will provide students the ©

opportunity to study with inter-

nationally known researches |

from around the world. It’s a
major step for higher education
and national development in
this country,” he said.

Bahamas representative
named to top UN panel

During the meeting, the panel will discuss the

Godfrey Eneas, the Bahamas Ambassador to
the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organ-
isation, has been appointed to a high level panel
oii sustainable development. _

“The appointment, announced on Thursday by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was made by Dr
Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the Food
and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local

Government Alfred Gray welcomed the appoint- _
ment of Ambassador Eneas, calling it a “great

honour” for the Bahamas.

ied Eneas, a development agriculturist, was’

appointed ambassador to the FAO in March,
2003, becoming the first Bahamian to represent
the Bahamas in this capacity at FAO.

-!His appointment to this expert panel augurs
well, not only for the Bahamas, but also for the
Caribbean region, which along with Latin Amer-
ia, is one of the first governing groups of FAO,”
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announcement
said.

The high level panel will meet at FAO head-
quarters i in Rome, Italy, from January 30 through
February 1.

"The hi high level panel is comprised of seven
experts, five of whom are university professors
from Egypt, the United States, Canada, the
Nétherlands and Australia.

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FAO’s programmes on sustainable agriculture
and rural development; research, natural
resources management and technology transfer;
and gender and population and their respective
contributions towards achieving the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).

Based on the review of the programmes, the
panel is expected to provide advice to FAO man-
agement on future strategies and priorities and, in
particular, on the role of the sustainable devel-
opment department in assisting. FAO member
countries in their efforts to attain the MDGs.

The panel’s views :on FAO’s contribution’ to:
the global efforts to enhance sustainable. devel-
opment will also be sought.

In its report, the panel will also provide advice
on mechanisms to strengthen the role of the FAO
in the various programmes.

The panel’s report will be shared with partici-
pants of the 19th Session of the FAO Committee
on Agriculture, the 17th Session of the FAO
Committee on Forestry and the 31st Session of
the FAP Committee on World Food Security,
stheduled to meet in Rome during the first half of
2005.

The Sustainable Development Department of
FAO is relatively new as it is an outgrowth of the
UN’s Conference on Environment and Devel-
opment held in June, 1992, in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil.

FOR SRI LAN KA

Natural disasters can’t be prevented, but the effects can be more

manageable with YOUR HELP.

Friends of Sri Lanka invite faividuels and institutions wishing to
contribute towards the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka to help in

one of the following ways:

1. Deposit your contribution into the special account opened at

Bank of The Bahamas —

Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka
Account Number: 5265970
Bank of The Bahamas

Main Branch

The deposit can be made at any branch of the bank.

If you are paying by cheque, you can take your contribution
to A. I. D. at any of their locations in New Providence, Grand
Bahamas, Abaco, Eleuthera, Andros and Exuma.

Simply call us at 502-7094
collect it from you.

and we will arrange to

Contributions will be forwarded to the Sri Lanka Red Cross
Society for effective deployment.

NO CONTRIBUTION IS TOO SMALL.



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Leonard Edgecombe, president of the Parent Teachers Association
at Abaco Central High School, points to a damaged ceiling at the school

STAFF VACANCIES

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

The Vice President of Finance and Administration (VPFA) reports to The President and is responsible for ensuring the
financial well-being of the College; providing visionary leadership and sound management for the College’s administrative
and financial operations including the establishment of policies, controls and procedures. This individual will be a member
of the President’s Cabinet. é

The College of The Bahamas has an annual budget of $34 million. The VPFA has oversight over all financial matters
including the bookstore, cafeteria, business centre, human resources, security and facilities.

This is a position of significant visibility and influence. It requires an experienced professional whose background is
characterized by initiative, achievement, leadership and proven expertise in the field of higher education finance and
administration.

The College of The Bahamas is the national institution of higher education in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The
institution grants Associate and Bachelor and some joint graduate degrees to nearly 4,000 students located around the
Bahamian archipelago. It has extensive links with higher education institutions in the Caribbean and North America and
its credits are accepted by colleges and universities in those regions and in Great Britain. It is poised to embark aggressively
upon a major expansion of its programme offerings, research RCININES: and physical facilities, all with a view to seeking
a charter as a university by 2007.

This position requires an advanced degree in an appropriate field and a strong background related to finance and budget
development, facilities master planning, business, human resources; an effective, proactive ‘and collaborative leadership
style with a proven record of managing technological and organizational change; and an ability to understand the mission,
goals and objectives of a young and growing College which is moving towards a tradition of shared governance.

The College of The Bahamas is a quasi-government organization. As a result it is necessary to have an understanding
of the government's budget processes and be able to effectively communicate with external agencies.

- Demonstrated knowledge of critical issues in higher education, including collective bargaining and accreditation would

beanasset. °°. 3

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree or equivalent professional qualification in an
appropriate ss/finangial discipline and atjleast ten: peas of senjormlevel magaggment.ex, eripnce oe an
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The Apiiicg in Pro
Please submit

1. A letter of interest feasiceonint ssn Nan Wires aneancd
2. A complete resume that includes a cpio ecal werk i history
3. The names, current addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least five work related references.

Please submit your complete application to:
an Vn a Mail: i
Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field & Thompson Boulevard
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Patricia Ellis

Facsmile:
(242) 302 4539

Email:
hrapply@cob.edu.bs

Applications must be received no later than January 27, 2005.





Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following post of Assistant Vice President, Academic
Affairs in the Office of Academic Affairs, which oversees the administration of academic services at The College, including
the development and implementation of curricular activities, academic policies and regulations. The successful candidate
must possess a terminal degree in a relevant area, have moved up the academic rank to the Senior Lecturer level, have
relevant work experience including appropriate supervisory level exposure, having served in various capacities such as
Dean and Chair. Excellent analytical, organisational, report writing, presentational and interpersonal communication shils
are required for this position. ;

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

The Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs is a new position that will serve a leadership role at The College, ensuring
+ that the education objectives of The College are attained and its policies are maintained. In assisting with the execution
of the responsibilities of the Office of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs reports directly to
the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and undertakes duties that entail:

Responsibility for the Summer Sessions offerings, including full academic programmes and those offered through
Continuing Education Extension Services;

Focusing on strategic faculty development, a specific focus on new and adjunct faculty;

Coordinating with the academic deans, facilitating the development of and support for faculty research and creative
activity efforts; -

Continuing revision of the curriculum, assessment of student learning, advising across the institution, the experiences
of first-year and transfer students, liaison with student affairs;

Stimulating collegial processes for further development of undergraduate majors, general education implementation
and assessment, and interdisciplinary opportunities;

Providing leadership in the creation of a proposed Honours Programme which will offer courses in advanced study
to challenge highly motivated students;

Promoting creative use of instructional technologies to provide quality instruction;

Coordinating with other campus offices on regular and:ad hoc campus- wide i issues;

Resolving student academic complaints, appeals, etc. ;

Coordinating curriculum assessment, including programme reviews of sindogradiiats majors (in cooperation with
the academic deans and the Director for Research and Grants), general education, technology-mediated instruction,
and other curricular initiatives across The College;

Coordinating the new programme approval process with the Academic Affairs Office;

Representing Academic Affairs on College committees, as assigned;

Representing the interest of undergraduate graduate education in strategic planning, enrolment management, and
policy development;

Assuring the highest standards for undergraduate education and the quality and integrity of the undergraduate
curriculum in collaboration with the academic deans;

Working closely with the Deans-Council and the existing Academic Board to enhance undergraduate education;
Fostering and seeking out external support for mission-related research and outreach initiatives that are
College-wide, including support from national and international agencies; in this regard, he or she will work closely
with the Director of Research and Grants; and

Working with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement to produce brochures for all majors and
centres of excellence (Institutes).

The initial term of appointment is three years, with eligibility for renewal of the appointment.
Salary ScaleSM4_- $39,300 - $56,300

The application deadline is February 11, 2005. To ensure full consideration, interested candidates should submit a College -

of The Bahamas Employment Application, a Comprehensive Resume ‘and up-to-date transcripts. To expedite the
appointment procedure, applicants are advised to request three referees to send references under confidential cover
directly to the address listed below without waiting to be contacted by the College.

Please visit the College's website to obtain more information about the institution and to access the College’ 's Employment
Application Form.

Applications should be forwarded in confi fonts to:

Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
Oakes Field Campus
P, O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas
Facsimile: (242) 302 4539
Email: hrapply@cob.edu.bs



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Parents plead
with ministry
to repair storm
battered school

THE TRIBUNE





Leonard Edgecombe, president of the Parent Teachers Association at Abaco Central High School, stands
in the middle of its science laboratory, which was heavily damaged in the September hurricanes

(All photos by Dave Ralph/The Abaconian)

By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

HE Parents and
Teachers Associa-
tion (PTA): of
Abaco. C¢ nal
High Sch



4 Worké and Edudation to repair
their hurricane damaged school
as quickly as possible.

According to Leonard Edge-
combe, the PTA president, the
500 plus students and. 30 plus

teachers and:support staff have —

had to endure terrible class-
room conditions since last Sep-
tember when Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne slammed
into the island.

Mr Edgecombe said that for
four months the school was
without electricity due to hurri-
cane damage. Power was final-
ly restored on January 14, but
“Mr Edgecombe said that
besides the discomfort caused

by the heat, the computer and :

home economics programmes
suffered greatly because stu-
dents were not able to do prac-
tical work.

In addition, the roof had been

damaged and several class-

rooms leak in the rain, he said.
Mr Edgecombe said that about
300 feet of fencing surrounding
the-perimeter of the school has
also been damaged.

He said this is a problem
because like schools all over the



prise githou

pleading with’ th Minigtr ry OF



country, security and safety
from outsiders who may try to

enter the campus to create...

problems has been a challenge
and the fence was needed asa
first line of defence.

idgecombe, said: that
“The ister o
‘cationgthe Deputy Prime



ith, “hav

that the public school system in
this country has some of the
finest teachers in the world who
are forced to teach in substan-
dard conditions:,He said teach-
erg understand that natural dis-
asters jhappen, but said it
b comes frustrating for them to
o wait day after day with-

ister,and both Abaco represen- “s,out seeing. anything done: “It is

tatives, Hubert Ingraham and
Robert Sweeting and everyone
else” visited the school imme-
diately after the storms, to date

nothing has been done to alle- @

viate the conditions. :

He explained that although a
few minor repairs have been
done, work was stopped
because there were contractual
problems with the Ministry of
Works which prevented the
project from going forward.

Last month, he said, the PTA
invited local members of the
media to view the school, in the
hopes that by having their con-
cerns made public, work might
begin more rapidly.

He said as far as he was
aware other schools on Abaco
including SC Bootle had suf-
fered damage although he was
unclear as to the extent of their
damage or to what repairs were
‘made. |

“We just want them to some-
how speed up the process.”

Area FNM MP Robert
Sweeting told The Tribune that
the school’s interior is in a
“deplorable” condition. He said

difficult’ for them to stay moti-
vated,” he said.

Yesterday, Heloise Newbold,
the public relations officer at

‘the Ministry of Education, told
‘The Tribune that while Marsh

Harbour, where Abaco Central
is located, was damaged during
the hurricanes, the school did
not suffer as much damage as
Cooper’s Town.

She said that the school suf-
fered extensive flooding which
meant that electricity could not
be turned on until a thorough
electrical assessment could be
done.

Ms Newbold said that
because the Ministry of Works
has been overcome with all of
the repairs they have to do, the
Ministry of Education has hired

' personnel for the sole purpose

of repairing the government
schools damaged in the Sep-
tember storms,

She said the ministry is mak-
_ ing every effort to complete the
repairs as soon as possible and
said that the ministry should be
ready to make a progress report
early next week.

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he annual open-
ing of the
Supreme Court,
which began
| with a church
service at Christ Church
Cathedral, was followed by
a march on Bay Street.
After the procession, jus-
tices, magistrates and
members of the Bar retired:
to the Supreme Court
where the 2005 "legal" year
was Officially opened. Pic-
tured (I-r) in the front row
are Police Commissioner
Paul Farquharson, Chief
Justice Sir Burton Hall and
Dame Joan Sawyer, presi-
dent of the Court of Appeal.
Shown (I-r) in the second
row are Justices Milton
Churaman, Maurice Gan-
patsingh and Emmanuel
Osadebay. Pictured (I-r) in
the third row are Justices
Jeanne Thompson, Anita
Allen, Hugh Small and Hart-
man Longley. Shown (I-r)
in the back row are Jus-
tices Jon isaacs, Faizool
Moharnmed, Vera Watkins,
Claire Hepburn . and
Stephen Isaacs.




SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2005

SECTION

Fax: (242) 328-2398

Nceninar

Caribbean
ONO Cal
officials

| liST. JOHN'S, Antigua

CARIBBEAN cricket

officials will hold a two-

day meeting this weekend
in Barbados to discuss
several lingering disputes

. regarding the regional

players association,
according to Associated |
Press.

West Indies Cricket
Board directors will dis-
cuss among themselves
issues involving retainer
contracts, a collective
labor agreement, match
tour contracts and a play-
ers' code of conduct, the
board announced Thurs-
day.

The agenda for the
meeting on Saturday and
Sunday also includes a
presentation on the latest
developments for the

_ 2007 World Cup, which

will take place in the
West Indies, and a review
of the board's financial
statements for the first

. quarter, which ended

. Dec. 31.

They also will review

: the international and
: domestic match schedules

for 2005-2007, including a

‘ report on the status of

";, preparations for the Digi- |
- cel Series, in which the’

: West Indies will take on

South Africa and Pak-
istan beginning in late
March.

The South Africans
arrive in the Caribbean
on March 25 for a four
test, five one-day series,
while the Pakistanis
arrive on May 8 to play
two test matches and

~three one-day series.

-The meeting includes a
discussion on a review of
the structure of cricket,
commissioned by the
International Cricket
Council, and the consid-
eration of a study on the
proposed merger-of the
West Indies Women's
Cricket Federation with
“the cricket board.

BRIDGETOWN,
. Barbados

TOURNAMENT












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eader Jamaica was left
suckling by defending

-hampion Barbados on
‘riday on the opening

feday. of the third-round

zarib Beer Series cricket
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te 66 for four after
ing sent in by Barba-

~« New ball pair Jason

| Bennett and Corey Colly-

more gave the home team
a rousing start as they
reduced Jamaica to eight
for two after half hour.

Bennett made the ini-
tial breakthrough when
he bowled Keith Hibbert
for two.

Collymore made his
first strike soon afterward
as Donovan Pagon was
bowled in similar fashion.

‘Maurice Kepple and
Carlton Baugh resisted
| Briefly in a third wicket
stand of 18 before medi-
uin-paced all-rounder
Dwayne Smith further
floored the Jamaicans.

Kepple, who took 56
‘minutes and 51 balls to
compile eight, was skill-
fully caught by Kurt
Wilkinson running back
from third slip.

Smith then removed
Baugh as he and captain
Tamar Lambert were
forging a promising part-
ership.

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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS

Petition has over
50 signatures

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter




at the Queen lizabeth n Spor Centre.










































MEMBERS of the Bahamas Hot Rod Associ-
ation, which was off to the fast lanes at the Queen

Elizabeth Sports Centre, are calling for the

removal of president Gus Outten and his secre-

tary, Alex Taylor, from office. '

Instead of looking forward to going out to the
MotorSports Park every Sunday to compete, the
members have lodged their complaint in a peti-
tion that was signed on Monday.

A copy of-the letter, signed by more than 50
members, was addressed to both Outten and |
Taylor. '

Conditions

“King” David Rahming, one of the members of
the dissension group, said they tried to bring
some resolve to the situation, but they couldn’t
work under the conditions that the sport operat-
ed last year and will not be prepared to do so this
year.

“We had one man who was running the whole
show,” said Rahming, who not only serves as a
director in the association, but is also one of the
car owners.

“If it wasn’t his-way, it wasn’t going to work at
all.”

Efforts made to contact both Outten
and Taylor proved fruitless up to
presstime.

Rahming said, while the election of officers
will be held at the end of the year, they are call-
ing for the removal of Outten and from office and
they will appoint a steering committee to handle
the affairs.

_ Outten moved up from vice president to take
over the association after Gurth Knowles, the
duly elected president, resigned in the first of
his three-year term.

There is a total of seven executives voted in
office, but throughout the past year, Rahming
said only two officers served.

Another member ‘stated: “Members were at
their last straw, so they sent him and his secretary
letters, indicating that they want him and his sec-
retary out of office and a new slate elected to

serve.”
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Saints soar
to victory

KINGSWAY Academy Saints’ Stephen
Duncombe soars over an Aquinas College
defender for a one-handed lay-up on Mon-
day at Kingsway Academy. Kingsway Acad-
emt went on to win the BAISS senior boys’

game 64-56.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

Seas

‘Davis Pittbulls finish off the SC
McPherson Sharks this week.

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Stars are outshone by
Temple Christian Suns

BAHAMAS ACADEMY STARS and Temple Christian Suns
went head-to-head this week in a hotly-contested match.
Temple Christian came out on top with a 38-32 victory to remain

undefeated this season. :
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