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@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

KENYATTA Gibson, the
MP for Kennedy, has made an
impassioned plea in the House
of-Assembly for a full public
inquiry to be made into last
month’s Nassau Village riot.

Mr Gibson, with Marathon
MP Ron. Pinder,.were called
into the community during the
incident which left several peo-
ple, including police officers,
injured and a number of police
cars and property damaged.

Since the incident, which
occurred on January 26, ten
people have been charged in
Magistrate’s Court with a vari-
ety of offences relating to the
violence.

In a communication to the
House of Assembly on Wednes-
day night Mr Gibson noted that
much has been said about what
triggered the “night of mad-
ness” in Nassau Village. He said
the perception is that innocent
people are being blamed for
what transpired.

However, he said, Nassau
Village is a prototype of mid-
dle income communities in the
country filled with people who
love God, their country, their
community and their families.
He explained that the commu-
nity is home to a number of ille-
gal Haitian immigrants and
their families because of a num-
ber of unclear and disputed land
titles which made it a squatter’s
haven. According to Mr Gib-
son, Bahamian and Haitian res-
idents have always been able to
co-exist peacefully together.



















“As the duly elected member
for the good people of

Kennedy, I cannot remain silent _
_as the good name and good rep-

utation of hundreds of law-abid-

.ing citizens in Nassau Village

continues to be vilified and
attacked throughout the land,”
he said.

“We have to be cognizant:of
the fact that these people live
together, work together, piey'
together, play with one another,
bury each other and in short
became one family. Their chil-
dren went to the same schools,
played on the same sports field,
rode the same bus, back and
forth and in a trite concept of
tribalism, they may have
become their brother’s keep-
er”

Mr Gibson said that did not,
however, excuse what tran-
spired during the incident

“But it can help us to under-
stand the dynamics involved so
we can properly analyse the sit-
uation and put in place preven-
tative measures to ensure that
the blight of January 26, 2005
in Nassau Village is never ever
again repeated in another
Bahamian community.”

Mr Gibson said that. while
he applauds the immediate
actions of Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Cynthia Pratt and Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son in trying to quell the situa-
tion, “I fear now that another
storm is brewing as there is a
real and clear perception
amongst the people of Nassau

Village that many persons are

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@ FISHERMAN Cyril Cartwright brings in the catch
of day, a large Nassau Grouper, to the delight of buy-
ers at Potters Cay.

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& By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter



AFTER a two month ban, consumers can once again

_ purchase freshly caught Nassau Grouper.

The popular fish had been under a protective ban
from December 16 to February 16 to allow the fish a
chance to reproduce. The fish spawn from November to
March annually.

_ According to Edison Deleveaux, the Deputy Director
of the Department of Fisheries, the two-month ban
proved very effective. He said only one person was
arrested for violating the ban and he was caught with the
fish on Wednesday, the last day of the ban.

Mr Deleveaux said however that there was some con-
fusion as to the actual end of the season.

“It re-opens on the commencement of the 17, so any-
time after 12 midnight on Thursday, you would have
been allowed to have fresh Nassau grouper.”

He said that additionally there was some confusion on
which type of grouper was banned. He said there are sev-
eral species of the fish, including Gag, Red Mulloway,
Red Hind, Rock Hind, Black, Yellowfin and Scamp

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@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Senior Staff Reporter

TWO of the people alleged-
ly thrown from a moving bus
who claim they were assaulted
and robbed last weekend are
appealing to government to
take better control of the pub-
lic transport system.

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Stephanie Sturrup, appeared
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conference held at the.
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce building.

“How is it that there is no
security on the buses? We are
concerned about an advisory
that the British government
may send out to its people to
be careful about travelling on
the buses in the Bahamas. The
minister (Transport and Avi-
ation Minister Glenys Hanna-

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - The Bahamas
Hotel Catering Allied Workers
Union (BCAWU) and its affili-
ates on Thursday announced
plans for fundraising events to
assist those struggling union
members who were laid off six
months ago at the Royal Oasis
Resort.

Lloyd Cooper, BCAWU sec-
ond vice president, has also
appealed to the Grand Bahama

Port Authority and lending insti- -

tutions to exercise leniency
toward the displaced workers,
who are unable at this time to
pay their bills, mortgages, and
other loans.

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said the union plans to host a
number of fundraisers, including
a Boat Cruise on February 25, a
mini-fair on March 28, a Gospel
concert, weekly fish frys, and oth-
er on-going events to raise money
to assist the workers.

Damage

When the resort closed in Sep-
tember due to extensive damage
caused by Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne, more than 1,300
workers were laid off without pay
or benefits:

Mr Cooper reported that 1,000
of these workers are registered
as members of the bargaining
unit.

“There is no doubt in my mind
that workers are hurting and we .

are appealing to everyone to
assist them in their time of need
by supporting these events,” he
said. :
However, many of the dis-

” placed workers feel that the union

had abandoned them when they
needed it most last month after
union executives failed to sup-
port them during a string of
demonstrations initiated by the
workers to draw attention to their
plight.

After persistent demonstra-
tions by the workers, government
finally intervened in the matter.
Negotiations are now underway
between government and Drift-
wood, the operators, and its lend-
ing partner Lehman Brothers in
New York, over settlement of
severance pay to employees, and

the resale and re-opening of the
resort.

“Most of the workers wished
we would have done something a
long time ago, and I understand
how they feel, but all is not lost as
we are here for them as they can
see,” Mr Cooper said.

Timing

“It might seems that it is long
and coming, but I think that our
timing is the right time,” he
added.

Mr Cooper then appealed to
the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity not to disconnect power or
utilities of displaced workers.
Additionally, he urged banks not
to repossess their homes or vehi-
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“The workers have contributed
in many ways to the development
of Freeport.

We ask you to be lenient and
bear with them at this time while
we try our best to make life easi-
er for them until they can find
employment elsewhere,” he said.

Mr Cooper extended special
thanks to Our Lucaya Resort res-
ident manager Mario Peadra and
the staff for their support to the
various events.

Monies raised from the events
he said, would be deposited into
an account handled by retired
Price Waterhouse chartered
accountant Lenward Smith, who
is also chairman of the union’s
Employee Aid Fund at Royal
Oasis and Our Lucaya.

Mr Smith said that a sub-com-
mittee comprised of Royal Oasis
workers has been selected to:
determine how the money would
be dispersed among the workers.

He explained that money
would only be dispersed from the
fund with the approval of at least
three members of the committee.
The sub committee would decide
who get money based on who has
a need, he said.

Committee member Jan Turn-
quest, a chief shop steward at
Royal Oasis, stressed that all of
the displaced workers are in need
of assistance. She believes that
the money should be shared
among all the workers.

She was also concerned over
whether the money raised would
be deposited in the union’s health
and welfare account, or a sepa-
rate account for displaced work-
ers to be distributed across the
board.

“JT don’t feel that someone
should determine whose needs
are greater because people’s
needs are different. And it would
be unfair to say that someone
else’s need is greater than anoth-
er person,” she said.

Mr Cooper promised that mon-
ey raised would be strictly for the
benefit of workers and not
deposited in the union’s health
and welfare accounts.

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Bishop
Eldon in
hospital

& By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter







ASSISTANT Bishop of
the Anglican Diocese
Michael Eldon is being
treated at the Intensive Care
Unit at Doctor's Hospital,
but doctors are giving
favourable reports about his
progress.

Bishop Eldon was admit-
ted to hospital on January
31, suffering from bronchial
problems.

The attending physician
Dr Kevin Moss has
informed Suffragan Bishop
Gilbert Thompson and Bish-
op Eldon's sister Dr Keva
Bethel that he is recovering
well.

_"The bishop is dear to the
hearts of the Anglican and
the whole Bahamian com-
munity, because of his lead-
ership ability in Christianity.
He has played a meaningfull
role in education, as the first
chairman of the council of ©
the College of the Bahamas
and with his teaching in high
schools in Nassau and
Grand Bahama, where he
also served as welfare officer
for the whole island of
Grand Bahama."

The Anglican diocese is
asking that the whole com-
munity to continue praying
for the bishop's recovery to
full health.





















































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“LOCAL NEWS.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3 ©



Police officer claims
admitted to fatal-stabbing

HB By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

ANDREW MCKINNEY
admitted to police that he
fatally stabbed his life-long
friend during a heated argu-
ment, officer 2005 Butler told
the Supreme Court yester-
day.

Officer Butler was across
the street from the murder
scene on the night of Janu-
ary 26, 2002, visiting the aunt
of the murder accused.

He told the court that
McKinney ran across the
street from his home, and
asked him to call the police
and ambulance, as he had
just stabbed Dominique St
Louis three times in the
stomach area.

Twenty-six year-old McK-
inney, who was residing on
Allen Drive, was engaged in

Suspected illegal
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# By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff
Reporter

ANOTHER raid dur-
ing the early morning
hours in the Fox Hill area
has resulted in the cap-
ture of 235 suspected ille-
gal immigrants, it was
revealed yesterday.

This number includes
226 Haitians, eight
Jamaicans, and one
Cuban man.

Last week, the Depart-
ment of Immigration held
a multi-island exercise in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco over
three days resulting in the
capture of 263 illegal
migrants.

“T intend to have a sus-
tained exercise ongoing
and all those who are
here illegally should pre-
pare to leave voluntarily,
or they will be found and
sent home. That applies
to all nationalities across
the board,” Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet
said.

Currently the 235
immigrants are being
held at the Carmichael

Road Detention Centre,
where they are being
processed.

Exercise

“Those that can show
documentation will be
released, but those than
cannot will be repatriat-
ed. I would like to
emphasise that this exer-
cise, which is ongoing,
applies to all nationali-
ties. This operation is not
targeting any one group
of persons, and no area of
the country will be unaf-
fected by this exercise,”
Minister Peet said.

When asked about the
possibility of likely opera-
tions in predominately
“Haitian” communities
such as the Mudd and
Pigeon Pea in Abaco,
Minister Peet said: “No
area in the Bahamas is off
limits to our security
forces. Any part of the
Bahamas where illegal
immigrants are will be
covered.”

Two years ago, the
United States of Ameri-
ca’s Homeland Security
department estimated
that there was 60,000 ille-
gal immigrants living in
the Bahamas.

Last year the country
repatriated 3,050 people,
2,500 of them back to
Haiti.

So far this year the
Department of Immigra-
tion has apprehended 670
illegal immigrants living
in the Bahamas.



a game of dice in the back of
his yard when an argument
arose between him and his
close friend, the court heard.

The case, which is being
heard before Justice Anita
Allen, began Thursday with
eyewitness Tomeko Simeon
telling the court that he,
along with Mckinney and St
Louis, lived with each other
for a period of time.

He said he had known
them both practically all of
his life. He said they worked
together and were friends.

Gambling

Mr Simeon told the court
that they, along with a group
of other men, were drinking
gin and juice and gambling.

St Louis lost all his money

and wanted to get back in the
game. McKinney's attorney

Dorsey McPhee asked the.

witness if he was aware that
McKinney had offered to buy
the cellular phone of the
deceased.

Mr Simeon said "Yes",
adding that St Louis said he
was not going to sell the
phone, but asked McKinney
if he wanted to have sex with
him for the phone. McKin-
ney began calling him a sissy,
and then obscenities were
hurled back and forth
between the two, he recalled.

He said he heard St Louis
say: "You don't know what
I have on me; I could kill you
now." He said he thought the
argument was over when he
saw Andrew go into his
house and close the door. But
St Louis followed him and
he, too, closed the door
behind him. He said he fol-
lowed his friend, and opened
the door to see McKinney
stabbing St Louis with a
black handled knife.

St Louis, he said, was push-
ing off McKinney. “Look
what Andrew did to me," Mr
Simeon told the court that he
recalled St Louis had said.
He said Andrew told him to
call the police.

A second eyewitness, Ish-
mael Charitable, also took
the stand. Attorney McPhee
asked the men if they knew
what "DPG" stood for,
putting it to them that it
stood for "Dog Pound
Gangstas" and that they were
a part of the gang.

Mr Charitable said the
argument was not over St
Louis not having any money,
because he had just been
paid and even if he did not
have money, he could have
gotten some from him, as he
was St Louis’ older cousin.

He said the argument
began because St Louis threw

i FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell

CARICOM decision

on OAS consensus
vote still to be made

THE decision: on whether CARICOM will come to a
consensus vote on who the body will support in the up
coming Organization of American States (OAS) elec-

tions has yet to be made.

Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell told The Tribune
yesterday that this may be the second to the last time
CARICOM will have an opportunity to agree on who to

back.

Mr Mitchell is attending the 16th intercessional meet-
ing of the conference of heads of government of CARI-

COM in Suriname.

Delegations

‘At the moment there is no consensus and Prime Min-
ister (PJ) Patterson (Jamaica) will canvas the various
delegations and get recommendations on where things
should be,” Mr Mitchell said. -

OAS elections have yet to be scheduled but it has been
suggested that they be held during the general'assembly
weekend in June in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

CARICOM has another opportunity to reach a con-
sensus when the Bahamas takes over the chairmanship of
the CARICOM Council on Foreign and Community
Relations (COFCOR) at a meeting in Freeport on May

31.
CARICOM is

expected

to chose between

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez and
Chile’s Interior Minister José Miguel Insulza, said Mr

Mitchell.

A candidate must receive 18 votes to be elected, but the
Chilean has so far only received support from Argentina,
Brazil, Venezuela and Uruguay’s president elect Tabaré
Vazquéz, who will start his term on March 1.



a "nine" during the dice
game, and picked up the
money that McKinney did
not want him to pick up.

Both witnesses described
themselves as peacemakers
during the incident, telling
the men not to "go through
that".

Mr Charitable said McK-
inney told St Louis to leave
his yard, and St Louis left the
yard, but stood in the road
continuing his argument.

St Louis entered the yard
again when Andrew went in
his house, following him
there, where he was stabbed
in the stomach.

Accused.

The men said they saw
their friend's guts hanging
out and he was lying on the
floor by the front door of the
murder accused. He was 21-
years -old at the time of his

- death.

Detective Constable McK-
inney also testified, speaking
as an arresting officer. He
said the accused admitted to
the fatal stabbing.

A pool of blood was
noticed by the officers at the

front door, and there were ©

drippings from that area to
the kitchen sink, where a
bloody black handled knife
was found.

- The trial continues today
at 10am, with attorneys San-
dradee Gardiner and Sherita
Forbes prosecuting the
case.

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PAGE 4, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

~ Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Govt. taken to task over schools

TEMPERS flared during debate on the
Rent Control Bill in the House of Assembly
on Wednesday when North Eleuthera MP
Alvin Smith accused government as land-
lords of the schools of not “leading the way”
in setting an acceptable minimum standard
for a landlord.

It became particularly tense when Mr
Smith referred to a June 24, 2004 investiga-
tion by the Structural Engineering Depart-
ment of the Ministry of Works and Utilities
— signed by the senior structural engineer —
which reported safety concerns about Blocks
A and B of AF Adderley School on Baillou
Hill and Harold Roads.

In reference to the Martin Town Primary
School, in Grand Bahama, Mr Smith quoted
the Minister of Education as saying that “no
student would be allowed to sit in any con-
demned building once it has been brought
to their (the Ministry’s) attention.”

Referring to the AF Adderley school in
Nassau he contended that a portion of that
school had been condemned by the Ministry
of Works, but the Ministry was only now —
eight months later — doing what the 2004
report recommended should be done urgent-
ly. He also contended that the Ministry was
only now doing the critical repairs because of
teachers’ protests.

“If the teachers had not demonstrated,”
said Mr Smith, “nothing would have hap-
pened.”

Education Minister Alfred Sears dis-
agreed. He said that the Ministry was ready: to
do the repairs last year, but the September
hurricanes intervened. “If it weren’t for the
hurricanes,” he said, “the repairs would have
already been done.” |

Mr Smith pointed out that the urgent
repairs should have been completed in the
summer before the hurricanes, which came at
the end of the summer when schools were
scheduled to open.

Mr Sears took exception to Mr Smith’s
“misrepresentation that the school had been
condemned.”

He said there was no report that conclud-
ed that “as of this day any building is con-
demned consistent with the policy of the Min-
istry of Works as there is no counter-certifi-
cation by a private firm that any part of AF
Adderley is condemned. What the report
does say is that certain portions of the school
— Block H — it is making recommendations
that the process of condemnation be under-
taken... What it does say is for the year
2004/2005. The report that I read spoke
prospectively, not retroactively. It says it
should be for a future point in time.”

DON STAINTON

Apparently, the Ministry’s report is not
valid until there is a second independent
opinion.

Mr Sears claimed that Mr Smith had done
him a serious disservice by deliberately mis-
representing the situation.

The Speaker intervened. “You claimed,”
he said addressing Mr Smith, “that the school
was condemned. The Minister reported that
it was not so. The Chair is directing you to
withdraw.’

“You can do what you want to do,” said a
defiant Mr Smith. “I will not withdraw.”

Mr Sears smoothed matters over by
announcing the Ministry’s appointment of a
special technical action group for the exclu-
sive purpose of keeping | the schools in good
repair.

But the Speaker had not forgotten. He
told Mr Smith that he would review Hansard
to hear what he had actually said — whether
he had in fact claimed that the school had
been condemned.

Based on his findings he would make a
decision on Mr Smith.

Maybe we can save the good gentleman ~

the tedium of listening to Hansard.

Mr Smith did in fact say that the school
had been condemned. He was quoting direct-
ly from the Ministry of Works & Utilities’
June 24, 2004 “structural investigation” of
the school’s.blocks A and H.

The engineers also found that “the con-

_ crete belt beams (in Block ‘A) at the first
. floor and roof level are also severely deteri-

orating in a number of locations.” In anoth-
er area of Block A it concluded that “some
spall areas are thick and extensive and poten-
tially could fall in large sheets.”

- As for Block H “the spalling concrete pos-
es an imminent safety concern for students
and staff.”

Among its recommendations for the front
compound the Ministry’s Structural Engi-
neering Department said:

“1. Immediately scale the loose concrete
throughout the balcony floor and roof slabs as
well as the belt beams as identified.

“3. School to be condemned and demol-
ished prior to the 2005/2006 school year.

We presume that the work now being
done is on the sole recommendation of the
Ministry of Works without co- certification
of a private firm.

However, that is neither here nor there.
What is important is that the Ministry gets on
with the work that the engineers in 2004 con-
sidered urgent.

As for Mr Smith — the Speaker would
do well to let the matter drop.



In need of
national
repentance

EDITOR: The Tribune.

LIKE countless others, I
share the view that the Mem-
ber of Parliament for

. Marathon, Mr Ron Pinder,

acted arrogantly when he
entered the tarmac of the
Nassau International Airport,
and boarded a flight without
going through the proper pro-
cedures. Unfortunately, Mr
Pinder exhibited an apparent
view that has been and con-
tinues to be far too prevalent
among those who are elected
to our Parliament — that
being an MP (especially a
government MP) implicitly
grants exceptions to laws,
rules and procedures that
apply to ordinary citizens.
However, more than being
bothered by Mr Pinder’s
actions at the airport, I was
impressed by his courage in

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the House of Assembly — he
apologised for his actions. By
apologising, Mr Pinder did the
right thing and is to be com-
mended and supported for
doing so. His example is a
reminder that we all in differ-
ent ways and at different
times fall short of what is
expected and required of us
and that, when we do, we
must do our best to show
remorse and humility and try
to make things right. It is for
this reason that I am in sheer
amazement when IJ hear oth-
ers directly and indirectly lam-
basting Mr Pinder (even after
his apology) while they con-
veniently overlook and

We no longer believe
anything the Government says

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WE SEEM these days moreso than ever to move from one
crisis into another and usually the previous crisis is not
resolved except another crisis conveniently comes along
which pushes the first crisis into the background. Nothing

resolved.

In 2000 the Census told us that 214,282 persons in the age
group over 15 years 128,931 described themselves as being

untrained.

For too long we have gullibly swallowed the spin that we all _
should become entrepreneurs however no one understands
the terms and requirements of our banking system.

Government, be it'the politicians or the alleged Civil Ser-
vice, never get out of ‘park’ when it comes to processing
investment proposals — how long ago did we first hear about
Gold Rock Film Studio? Not back in 1997. LNG not since
1996. Cable Beach over the past 14 months. Ginn the same.

Ask the average Bahamian and they will tell you — we no
longer believe anything the Government says.

My suggestion is put a For Sale sign over BEC-BaTelCo-
Water & Sewerage - Nassau Flight Services-Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank-Bahamasair as is and Government should not
retain a single share. Conditional in the sale the purchasers
will pay an annual ‘concession licence fee’ based on net prof-

it.

School leaving age must be 17 years and no student leaves
without a trade. This would be funded by investors rather than
giving them concessions the value of concessions would be

applied to underwrite this cost.

Great the Chinese are coming — caution will the Chinese
like what they find? Minister Wilchcombe please contract
urgently a Chinese consultant to advise us whether our
Tourism product is of an acceptable standard for the Chinese?

H HUMES
Nassau,
February 5, 2005.



remain publicly silent on the
very obvious and mote seri-
ous matter of the rape allega-
tion (now withdrawn) against
the Hon Bradley Roberts,
MP. Such duplicitous actions
remind me of the words of
Jesus when he scolded the
Pharisees for straining out
gnats while swallowing
camels.

It was patently obvious to
me (and I’m sure to those
who have and continue to ver-
bally beat the apologetic Mr
Pinder) that in his public
statements Mr Roberts only
denied raping the com-
plainant, but I did not hear
him denying consensual sexu-
al relations. This being the
case, the commission of adul-
tery ought to arise in the mind
of any thinking person. Why
then'has there been almost
collective silence by church
leaders and others on the
apparent adultery issue?
Which is the weightier
sin...breaching security or
committing adultery? How is
it that we can do what
amounts to courageously
speaking our own words,
“thou shalt not commit secu-
rity breaches”, and then con-
veniently neglect speaking
God’s Word, “thou shalt not
commit adultery"? I ask
these questions especially of
those who are “straining at
the gnat” of Mr Pinder’s pre-
sumption while “swallowing
the camel” of Mr Roberts’
apparent actions.

Why is “human wrath”
being‘poured' out on benign
issues‘like a security breach
(for which an apology was giv-
en) while casual indifference
is sighed on serious issues like
unapologetic adultery? All of
this is a further tell-tale sign
that we in this country des-
perately need national repen-
tance, starting with church
leaders. s

In the face of all of this,
may all of us who are called
by Christ’s name fall on our
faces in deep, genuine repen-
tance, trusting that as we do
He will hear from heaven, for-
give our sins and heal our
land, beginning with His
church.

CEDRIC MOSS Sr ot
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Outreach Centre
Nassau,

February 10, 2005.

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Moore's Island

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

TO RESOLVE the land own-
ership problem in Moore’s Island
off Abaco, the government pro-
poses to acquire all of the island’s
land in order to convey clear title
to the persons now residing in the
area, said Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Shane Gib-
son.

“What we found in Moore’s
Island is that none of the residents
presently living on the island have
good title to the properties of
which they are living on now. A
lot of them express an interest in
going to the banks to get loans,
to upgrade their homes and to get
into business ventures, and some-
times try to use the equities in
their homes as collateral for loans.
But because they do not have
good title, they are unable to do
so,” said Mr Gibson.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune Mr Gibson emphasised that
the government will acquire the
land only with the agreement of
the residents. The government is
investigating who owns the land,
whether it is generation property,
commonage, or whether it is
Crown land.

Property

Chief Councillor on the island
Lillian Laing said as far as she is
aware most of the property in the
settlement of The Bight is gener-
ational property. On the other
hand, she said she does not know
who owns the property in Hard
Bargain.

Mrs Laing told The Tribune
that she was told that an investor
wanted to build on the island, but
couldn’t because no one knew
who owns the land to sell.

She added that when people
are building a house, local gov-
ernment writes them a letter so
that they can be aware that they
are building on the property at
their own risk.

Mrs Laing said: “Once they are
going to give the title back to each
individual, I would be happy
about it. I would have title to my
property, my children and the oth-
er people here. Especially the
young men who are growing up
here, they really need title to their
property. Later down we don’t





property’ and just take it away
from them. So, if the government
could help us now it would be bet-
ter for the future.”

Local government will write up
a petition and residents who agree
with the proposal will endorse it
with their signatures. The petition
will then be sent to the central
government.

Mr Gibson said that if govern-
ment acquires the land, it would
be sold back to the residents for
an extremely small fee equating to
“maybe just a couple of hundred
dollars”.

“Tt is all in the hands of the
residents of Moore’s Island now.
Based on what the government
wants to do, it creates an excellent

opportunity for residents for the |.

first time to actually own a piece
| of the rock. We would be mov-
ing also to put a formula together
to determine how we would dis-

pose of the land that is not
presently occupied,” he said.
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Donation to hospital
may be a lifesaver

& By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE chance of survival for
Bahamians suffering from a
heart attack used to be hin-
dered from the lack of portable
emergency equipment, but a
generous donation given to the
public health system yesterday
may mean the difference
between life and death.

Two charitable organisa-
tions, The Sir Victor Sassoon
(Bahamas) Heart Foundation,
and the Lyford Cay Founda-
tion; along with tennis pro
Mark Knowles, donated a total
of 13 defibrillators to the Pub-
lic Hospital Authority, at a val-
ue of more than $50,000.

The use of defibrillators,
devices that can restart a heart
with an electric shock, is con-
sidered the critical link to sav-
ing a victim’s heart during car-
diac arrest, and according to
the American Heart Associa-
tion, cardiopulmonary resus-
citation (CPR) rescue attempts
using electric defibrillation
improves survival rates by as
much as 49 per cent.

Up until yesterday howev-
er, the majority of public
ambulances in the Bahamas
were not equipped with the
lifesaving equipment.

The reason for this, accord-
ing to Coralie Adderley the
Chief Hospital Administrator
for Princess Margaret Hospital,
is the public health system,
although in urgent need of the
equipment, faced serious bud-
getary constraints, “especially
in light of the recent hurri-
canes.”

She explained that the hos- ’

pital’s former three defibrilla-
tors, which are used on a daily
basis throughout the institu-
tion, were replaced. last
month with three donated
brand new Zoll M-Series units
for immediate use in the Male

‘Surgical Ward, the Medical

Ward and the Paediatrics

“Ward. oz

Although extremely grate:
ful for the gift, the problem
she said is there was still a
need for more units.

Ambulances

Paul Newbold, co-ordinator |

of the National Emergency
Medical Services said the
majority of the 14 ambulances
in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, needed the devices
as well, but could not be fitted
with them because of bud-
getary constraints.

An additional 10 defibrilla-
tors were donated yesterday,
out of which three will be
placed in the central lobby of

the Princess Margaret Hospital

and seven are to be installed in
the ambulances. The final two
units, according to representa-
tives of the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation, are earmarked for
deployment in public places.
The location for these units
have not yet been determined.

“We believe that getting
these units into the hands of
qualified medical profession-
als will save the lives of many
men, women and children,”
stated Kylie Nottage of the
Gifts and Grants Committee
of the Lyford Cay Foundation,
“and we are grateful that we
are able to assist in making this
happen.”

She added that her organi-
sation, in addition to support-
ing local organisations, have
awarded in excess of $1 mil-
lion in scholarships to more
than 1,200 Bahamian students.

Dr Duane Sands, trustee of
the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart
said the Foundation since its
inception in 1961 has been
actively involved in cardiac
care, primarily with children
in the country.

Dr Sands said the Heart
Foundation has been respon-
sible for providing appropri-
ate cardiac care to more than
3,000 patients and constantly
seeks ways to make contribu-
tions to the Bahamian com-
munity for cardiac care.

“Heart disease is so rampant
in the community,” continued
Dr Sands, “and we needed.to
make sure that Bahamian peo-
ple have the availability of life
saving defibrillators, not only
in the hospital, but also in the

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communities in which they
live. These heart saving devices
will go a long way to expedit-
ing good cardiac care in this
country.”

Dr Sands explained that
when cardiac arrest occurs, the
heart starts to beat chaotically
and cannot pump blood effi-
ciently. If a normal heart
rhythm isn't restored in min-
utes, the person will die.
Health experts claim that for
every minute without defibril-
lation, the odds of survival
drop seven to 10 per cent.

Response

Mr Newbold explained that
quick emergency medical
surgery response is not always
possible but with the addition
of the units, when the emer-
gency team arrives, much more
can be done to save a victim
of cardiac arrest.

“It is important to also
establish public access defib-
rillation programmes to help
ensure that the people most
likely to arrive first at a
medical emergency are
equipped to help,” added Mr
Newbold.

Mr Newbold said that two
key things for the survival in
cardiac care are: Early access
to the Emergency Medical Ser-
vices system, including early
CPR and defibrillation; and

increased training and equip- .

ment.

@ TWO charitable organisa-
tions represented by (left) R E
Barnes, Chairman of the Sir
Victor Sassoon (Bahamas)
Heart Foundation, and (right)
Kylie Nottage of Gifts & Grants
Comunittee of the Lyford Cay
Foundation, yesterday donated
several Automated External
Defibrillators (AED) to the

Public Hospitals Authority for |

improved cardiac care in the
country. Pictured in the centre
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the National Emergency Med-
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Bahamas Information
Services

PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie said Thursday. that he
intends to leave as his legacy a master plan for the development
of every major island in the Bahamas.

Prime Minister Christie’s pledge was made as he accepted the

final report on the transformation of downtown Nassau into an |
attractive metropolis, submitted by the noted land-based design.

and planning firm, EDAW, at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Cable Beach.

In 2004, Prime Minister Christie engaged the services Sof
EDAW’s Intern Programme to develop a strategy for the
restoration of the country’s business Mecca as an attractive
retail centre for residents, visitors, cruise ships port, Government
complex and 24-hour urban tropical neighbourhood.

Last year, 19 interns, including Bahamian Jared Davis, a stu-
dent at Georgia Institute of Technology, participated in

| EDAW’s 24th Annual Summer Student Programme to re-cre-
ate the city of Nassau from Arawak Cay to Montagu.

Success

Barbara Faga, chairperson of the Board of the Atlanta-based
EDAW,, read from the report: “The success of this workshop is
due to the warmth and hospitality shown to all involved by
the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, as well as the Hotel
Corporation of the Bahamas and the people of the Bahamas.”

Commending EDAW for its work, the Prime Minister said
the Government has also approved work on master plans for the
islands of Eleuthera and Exuma, and the proposed Clifton Cay
development. The proposed developers of Cable Beach have
also retained EDAW.

“Clearly, EDAW has a very firm fitting i in the Bahamas and
you therefore have a lot to do with our future,” the Prime
Minister said.

With respect to Bay Street, he acknowledged former Cabinét
Minister George Mackey, who approached him with a view to
recapturing the historic ambiance and physical setting of Bay
Street, and to have it play a more meaningful role in the tourism
product of New Providence,,.

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Deputy PM meets with
pastors and deaconesses

ELEVEN women pastors
and deaconesses met with the
Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
National Security and an
ordained minister, on
Wednesday, February 2 at the
Cabinet Room in the
Churchill Building.

The women discussed rele-
vant issues relating to the well
being of the nation and its
people and reasonable and
successful solutions to these
problems. Standing from left
are Rev Dr Marilyn Thomp-
son, pastor, Mt Paran Baptist
Church; Rev Dr Gloria Fer-
guson, pastor, Mt Ararat Bap-
tist Church; Rev Patricia
Williamson, pastor, Shammah
Temple of Grace; Mrs Althea
Davies, wife of Bishop Ros
Davies, pastor of Golden

Gates Assembly World Out-
reach Ministries; Deaconess
Patricia Moxey, the New Mt
Zion Baptist Church; Rev
Helen McPhee, Agape Full
Gospel Baptist Church; Rev
Roslyn Astwood, St Stephen’s
Baptist Faith Praise and Wor-
ship Centre; and minister Lin-
da Hall, wife of pastor Rev Dr
Simeon Hall, New Covenant
Baptist Church. Seated from
left are Rev Dr Marina Sands,
pastor, Judaea Baptist Church;
the Deputy Prime Minister;
Rev Dr Lavania Stewart, pas-
tor, New Mt Zion Baptist
Church; and Rev Dr Inez
Rolle, Wings of an Eagle
Deliverance Centre.

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Power cords to be rep

@ By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter



MICROSOFT announced yesterday that
as a precautionary measure it will volun-
tarily replace the power cords on 14.1 mil-
lion XBOX consoles worldwide.

Citing that a defect in the power cords
has caused some minor burns to users and
property, this recall represents a signifi-
cant portion of the company’s 20 million
consoles installed worldwide.

The recall will cover all XBOX’s made
for Continental Europe before January
13, 2004, and the rest of the world before
October 23, 2003.

Dates

Robbie Sach, chief XBOX officer for .

Microsoft told the Reuters news agency
that consoles built after those dates were
designed in such a way that the failure no
longer occurred.

"It ends up being a combination of both
things in the box and circumstances," he
said: "It did take us quite a bit of time to
understand that there was a challenge.”



aced on video game console

Microsoft officials said that they noticed
only a small failure rate of one in every
10,000 units, and that in most cases the
failure was contained in the console itself
or limited to the tip of the power cord at
the back of the gaming unit.

Replacements should take two to four
weeks to arrive, and persons wishing to
replace their power cords can do so by
visiting the company’s website
at www.xbox.com. Cus-
tomers are also _
asked to turn off
their consoles when
not in use, to limit
the possibility of
the cords overload-
ing. .

his
recent announce-
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timely alert for
XBOX users who have
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Andros gets back to

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LOCAL NEWS





with science ciaemauacie

THE first Andros Science
Conference was held at Love at
First Sight Lodge, in Stafford
Creek, Andros recently. The
purpose of the conference was
to highlight advances in the Nat-
ural Sciences and how they
relate to Andros Island and to
the Bahamian archipelago as a
whole. This conference was pri-
marily organised by Prescott
Smith of Bahamas Conservation
and Sportsfishing Association,
Dr Ethan Fried from the Uni-
versity of Tampa, Florida and
Dr Larry Weidman, from the
University of Saint Francis, Indi-
ana.

Species

The conference started with a
half day long Conservation Area
Planning workshop hosted by
The Nature Conservancy, which
focused on the identification of
habitats, species, and unique
natural features, which should
be the focus of Andros conser-
vation efforts. Other topics
addressed at The Andros Sci-
ence conference included:

e Ways to control the spread
of invasive plants, —

e Pine yard and fire ecology,

e Groundwater resource
issues related to excessive
withdrawal and contamination,

¢ The health of Andros coral
reefs and the eastern coast line,

e The ecology and conserva-
tion of the endangered Andros
Iguana,

e The assessment and
restoration of tidal creeks and
their importance as a nursery
habitat for conch, lobster, fin-
fish and bonefish, and

e The preservation of
Androsian Culture.

The goal of the conference
was to share information and
research findings about Andros
with all interested individuals,
who can best use the informa-
tion being collected. Much of
Andros Island is made up: of
wetlands that link interdepen-
dent land.and marine habitats

_ including, coral barrier reefs,
mangrove flats, tidal creeks and
pine forests. The pine forests
help to protect the large pockets
of groundwater, which provide





Cay sports day.

_They were whisked to the Bahamas Humane Society
were they have been bathed, dewormed and fed. Coco,
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The Lyford Cay School has agreed to sponsor the
pups. If you have a fenced in yard and would like to
adopt a puppy, please contact the Bahamas Humane
Society for adoption requirements. Tel: 323-5138
(Photo: Mario Duncanson)

freshwater to a large proportion
of Bahamians and visitors alike.
Tidal creek systems also serve
as important nursery grounds for
commercially important species,
such as lobster, conch, and snap-
per. In addition, the creeks pro-
vide important bonefish habitat,
to an island now recognised as
the “bonefish capital of the
world”. The information pre-
sented at this conference aimed
to provide useful insight into the
appropriate management of
these important natural
resources.

This workshop was inspired
by the efforts of the very suc-
cessful Abaco Science Alliance
Conference held on Abaco in
January 2004 and it is hoped that
other science workshops will be
held in the future on other

islands to continue the sharing of -

knowledge and natural science
information collected, with the
broader community.

Attended

The workshop was well
attended by over 150 partici-
pants, including individuals from
the BEST Commission, Water
and Sewerage Corporation, The
National Museum of The
Bahamas — Antiquities, Monu-
ments, and Museums , the
Bahamas National Trust,
Friends of the Environment
(Abaco), Forfar Field Station,
Andros Conservancy and Trust,

College of the Bahamas, The -

Nature Conservancy, Andros
residents, and scientists from
various US universities, who
have been conducting research
on Andros for a number of
years. ;
Mr Vincent Peet, Minister of
Labour and Immigration and
Member of Parliament for North
Andros and the Berry Islands,
stated in his closing remarks that
he was pleased with the
outcome of the conference and
encouraged the conference
organisers to host similar con-

ferences on Andros in the

future.

He was very suppottive of the
establishment of new parks and
protected areas on Andros.





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ny Bahamas.

Their destination? Ardastra
Gardens, Zoo and Conserva-
tion Centre in Nassau! They
arrived to create a new prairie
dog town and also to keep
Ardastra’ s lone prairie dog,
Natalie, company.

Black-tailed Prairie Dogs are
native to the grasslands of West-
ern North America and are dis-
appearing from the wild at an
alarming rate, mainly due to
eradication by ranchers.

Pastures

Ranchers believe their cattle
pastures are being destroyed by
prairie dog burrow systems and
the fact that a prairie dog town
eats as much as seven per cent
of a ranch’s forage. However,
prairie dogs are actually bene-
ficial as they are natural fer-
tilisers who increase the protein
content and digestibility of
rangeland grasses.

Prairie dogs are rodents (the

largest group of mammals) and ©



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squirrels.

They have an advanced social
network, including a burrow
system with specific chambers
for the bath room, nursery and
kitchen.

Prairie dog towns also have
sentries, which is a prairie dog
that sits on‘a high observation
point and looks for danger.
Hawks, coyotes, snakes and
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P.O. Box N-1222, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

MONICA MARY TRUMP
ALBURY HENNESSEY

Was born in Bouremouth, England on February asthe 4
1920. When Monica was 3 years old, the family moved
to Canada where his father, Major General E. B. Trump: :
had been sent from England to train the Canadian Arm.
Permanent Forces for World War I. While living in Canada:
Monica started competitive swimming and eventually."
won 2 gold medals in the British Empire Games. In 1936%%
she was picked to represent Canada in swimming at the
Olympic Games to be held in Berlin. Her family, however;
would not let her participate, as Europe was on the verg S
of another war. Also, because Monica was only 16 years®
of age, her father did not want her to attend if he could»
not accompany her because of his duties in the War Office in Ottawa



However, all was not lost, as Monica’s life was to change dramatically. Her parents visite
the Bahamas in 1936 and took Monica with them. It was in Nassau on New Years Eve, a
a dance at Government House, that she met her future husband, Robert Andrew (Jack
Albury. Little did she know that 4 years later she would return to Nassau to marry him

Jack was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada, and soon after their marriage, they wer
transferred to Kingston, Jamaica. While in Kingston, their two daughters were born, Judit
Anne and Wendy Suzanne. After spending 4 years in Kingston, the Alburys moved home:
to Nassau where Jack took over his father’s wholesale business, Stanley V. S. Albury & Son.
Ltd. Their only son, Peter Andrew, and a third daughter, Patsy Yvonne were born in Nassau.:
In 1986 her husband of 45 years passed away. se

In 1987 Monica married John Richard Hennessey whom she had known for many years. %
Jack, as he was known, had come to Nassau with the Canadian Troops in the war. He was: -
a widower. They were married for 16 years. He passed away in 2003.:

During her lifetime Monica was a member of the I.0.D.E., the Red Cross, the Nassau Garden:
Club, ‘the Bahamas National Trust and the Cancer Society of the Bahamas. Monica also: :
served nine years as a “Yellow Bird” volunteer in the Princess Margaret Hospital, and for:
many years up until the present time was a volunteer at Doctors’ Hospital: ‘I

She is survived by her four children, Patsy Gape, Wendy Sawyer, Judith Higgs and Peter”
Albury and their spouses, Ritchie Sawyer, Monty Higgs and Alison Albury; nine grandchildren;:-
Jennifer Sweeting, Kathy Morris, Richard Sawyer, Andrew Higgs, Christopher Higgs, Kelly-:
Adamowich, Victoria Albury, Alexandra Major and Justin Gape. She is also survived by*:
two sisters, Wendy Nesbitt and Ann Boreland of Toronto, Canada and a brother, Peter Trump:
of Greece, as well as twelve great grandchildren and numerous friends and other relatives.~ %

A memorial service for The Late Monica Mary Trump Albury Hennessey, will be held at
Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, on Monday, 21st February: 1
2005 at 3:00 pm. ;

The Very Reverend Dean Patrick L Adderley, Dean of Nassau and Father Michael Gittens .
Priest Vicar will officiate and interment will be in The Gardens of Remembrance, Christe
Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau.

Instead of flowers the family request that donations be sent to The Salvation Ar my‘ ‘
P.O. Box N-205, Nassau, The Bahamas in memory of Monica M Hennessey Sy





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S THE Business
Group of
Amnesty International
(UK) puts it: “The global
economy offers unprece-
dented opportunities to
business. Transnational
companies are investing in
and. sourcing from an ever-
ineteasing number of
enjerging markets. These
opportunities bring with
thém serious threats to
business - operating in con-
flict zones, under regimes
with a weak rule of law
where human rights are
violated, where corruption
is rife”.

Human rights violations
deStabilise the investment
climate. At stake are
employee safety, company
asséts, project viability and
corporate reputation. As
the influence of global
companies grows in the
world economy, and as
their impact on the soci-
eties in which they work
deepens, it is becoming evi-
dent that their licence to
opérate and their reputa-
tian depend on their
aceeptability to society at
large.

Respect for human rights
is at the core of this accept-
ability. Without a firm
commitment to upholding
international human rights
standards, companies are
exposing themselves to
risk, A framework of inter-
national standards exists in
the Universal Declaration
of, Human Rights and core
labour standards of the
International Labour
Organisation which can
help companies shape their
human rights principles
and practice.



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H How does Amnesty
International work
towards these objectives?

Amnesty International
establishes a dialogue with
companies through busi-
ness groups in country-lev-
el sections. This work is
coordinated by the Busi-
ness and Economic Rela-
tions Network (BERN).
Please see also Al’s publi-
cation ‘Human Rights are
Everybody’s Business’
(POL34/008/2002).

@ Does Amnesty
International write a code
of conduct for a compa-
ny?

No. But Amnesty Inter-
national provides Human
Rights Principles for Com-
panies (ACT 70/001/1998)
which lists the principles
companies should bear in
mind to develop a code of
conduct. The principles
also include other interna-

tional standards, conven-.

tions and protocols which
apply to companies.“

H Does Amnesty
Internationai assess risk
for multinational compa-
nies?

No, but Amnesty Inter-
national (UK) and the
Prince of Wales Interna-

plant in Bhopal, India on
the night of 2/3 December
1984. Over the last 20 years
exposure to the toxins has
resulted in the deaths of a
further 15,000 people as
well as chronic and debili-
tating illnesses for thou-



“Without a firm
commitment to upholding
international human rights
standards, companies are
exposing themselves to

risk.”



tional Business Leader
Forum (IBLF) collaborated

‘to produce a series of-sev-

en detailed maps, which
depict. where human rights
abuses and violations exist
and where leading North
America and European
Multinational companies
are at risk of being associ-
ated with them. The col-
lection of maps A geogra-

phy of corporate risk cov-

ers the extractive, food and
beverages, pharmaceutical
and chemical, infrastruc-
ture and utilities, heavy
manufacturing and utilities,
defence and IT hardware

and telecommunications

sectors.

@ Clouds of Injustice:
Bhopal disaster 20 Years
on

More than 7,000 people
died within a matter of

days when toxic gases_
‘leaked from a chemical

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The disaster shocked the
world and. raised funda-
mental questions about
government and corporate
responsibility for industrial
accidents that devastate
human life and local envi-

‘ronments. Yet 20 years lat-

er, the survivors still await
just compensation, ade-
quate medical assistance
and treatment, and com-
prehensive economic and
social rehabilitation. The
plant site, has still not been
cleaned up. As a result,
toxic wastes continue to

pollute the environment |

and contaminate water that
surrounding communities
rely on.

B “We have to travel at
least two kilometres to
get clean water... My
health is so bad that it
prevents me from carrying

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the water I need from
there.”

Hasina Bi of Atal Ayub
Nagar, a neighbourhood in
Bhopal near the plant, has
been drinking the water
from the hand-pump near
her house for 18 years.

Despite determined
efforts by survivors to
secure justice, they have
been denied adequate com-
pensation and appropriate
and timely medical assis-
tance and rehabilitation.
Union Carbide Corpora-
tion (UCC), then owner of
the pesticide factory in
Bhopal, and Dow Chemi-
cal, which merged with
UCC in 2001, have publicly
denied all responsibility for
the leak and the resulting
damage. Astonishingly, no

one has been held respon-

sible.

The Bhopal case illus-
trates how companies
evade their human rights
responsibilities and under-
lines the need to establish a
universal human rights
framework that can be
applied to companies
directly. Governments have
the primary responsibility
for protecting the human
rights of communities
endangered by the activi-
ties of corporations, such

,as those employing haz-

ardous technology. How-
ever, as the influence and
reach of companies have
grown, there has been a
developing consensus that

they must be brought with- :

in the framework of inter-
national human rights stan-
dards

To find out more about
human rights and business,

' visit*the Amnesty Interna-





tional website at
www.amnesty.org or con-
tact the local office of
Amnesty international at
327 0807. Copies of The
UN Human Rights Norms
For Business: Towards
Legal Accouatability and
The Hunan Rights

Responsibilities of Compa-
nies, are available for local
businesses who are inter-
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Parties, Nightclubs
. & Restaurants



Cool Runnings returns with “Rising Sun” Con-
scious Party @ Hard Rock Cafe,. Charlotte St
North on Friday, February 18. Classic reggae
style music. Admission $10.

Mellow Moods starting this Sunday, Febru-
ary 20, and every Sunday after @ Fluid Lounge
and Nightclub, featuring hits from yesterday — old
school reggae and rockers downstairs, and gold-
en oldies upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open
9pm.

Rave Saturdays.@ The All New Club Eclipse.
DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool.
Admission $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, includ-
ing karaoke warm-up drink to get you started.
Party, 8pm-until.

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club. Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly win-
ners 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 drink.

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.

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 Phiiieday’
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11. 30pm. Cover
charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Twisted Boodah Bar & Lotnngeey 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 mid-
night. Admission: Ladies free before HEPES $15
after; Guys $20 all night.

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

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, Rising Sun — Rock
changes to reggae for one night a week. Party
from 9pm - 2am, Charlotte St North.

Dicky Mo’s Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy
Hour - 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots.

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
welcomes greeks, college grads and smooth oper-
ators. Admission $15 all night, $10 for greeks in
letters. Music by DJ Palmer, security strictly
enforced.



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‘Love is still in the air’



beautify your surroundings.

hough Valentine’s Day has passed, the Nassau Garden Club says that love is
still in the air. And on Saturday, this love is being displayed in an all natural
way. The club, which was formed in 1931, will be hosting a Flower Show with
Design Exhibits and Horticultural Specimens, all there to “entice” you to

It will be an afternoon full of natural beauty where stalls of items from the Bahamas
National Trust, beautiful jewellery by various artisans, preserves made by local Bahami-:
ans, and exotic Orchids from Flamingo Nurseries will be up for sale. Soft drinks: and
snacks by the Discovery Club children will also be available.

It means that for those who love plants, all roads lead to The Retreat Gardens on Vil-
lage Road (opposite Queen’s College) this Saturday from 2.30pm to 6pm. Admission: $3

(adults); $1 (children under 12).

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 e Patio Grille, British

Colonial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight
@ Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A

“night of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours

for all audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge;
Old School Reggae and Soca in the Main
Lounge. Ladies in free before 11pm. $10 after
11pm. Men, $15 cover charge.

Rafter — Jan 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.
Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-
night. Fine food and drinks.

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

The Arts

Island Girls Sandi George and Kimberly
Sturrup-Roberts are exhibiting fabric paint-
ings, quilts and drawings at the Central Bank
of the Bahamas. The show opens Monday,
February 14 and runs through Friday, Febru-







ary: 25. Opening reception on PaMEScay: Feb-
ruary 17, 6pm.

Mural Painting - Part 2 @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas. This project, which
started last Saturday, is designed to give stu-
dents an opportunity to work on a large-scale
mural on the corner of the boundary wall of

_ the NAGB. Students will continue to work

on the design and conceptual development of
the mural this week. This Kid’s Worshop
Series by the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas is facilitated by Toby Lunn and
Taino Bullard on Saturday, February 19, 10am
- 3pm. Age group: 12-18 years. Cost: $15 mem-
bers/$20 non-members (lunch included).

Dr Ian Strachan, author, playwright and

poet will share his views on “Junkanoo’s Place -

in Bahamian Art and Culture” at the Nation-
al Art Gallery of the Bahamas’ Issues Forum
Series on Thursday, February 24, 6pm @ the
gallery on West and West Hill Sts.

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a journey through the his-
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features
signature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry,
Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday,
1lam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

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-Sat-

urday, 11am-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours. .

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tup-
per, from the collection of Orjan and'Amanda

Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery of the

Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paint-
ings that make up the exhibition are part of
one of the earliest suites of paintings of Nassau








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and its environs. Tupper was a British military
officer stationed at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s.
The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of water-
colour. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday,
1lam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

Health



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
classes certified by the AHA. The course defines
the warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives
prevention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome 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 Saturday of the month from 9am-

1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community.

Training Representative at 302-4732 for more
information and learn fo save'a life today.

Civie Clubs



The Rahsanas Historical Society will eee on
Thursday, February 17, 6pm @ the-Museum on °:

Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave. Peter Barratt will
give a presentation on his historical novel,
“Bahama Saga”. A book signing will follow the
meeting. The public is invited to attend.

The Nassau Garden Club is having a Flower
Show with design exhibits and horticultural spec-
imens on Saturday, February 19 from 2.30pm-
6pm @ The Retreat on Village Road (opposite
Queen’s College). The show will feature some-
thing for the whole family — soft drinks and
snacks, beautiful jewellery, homemade preserves
and exotic orchids from Flamingo Nurseries.
Admission: Adults $3 and children under 12 $1.

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday,
7.30pm @ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477
meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Commu-
nity College Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets
Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial Hilton.
Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Super-

"Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @
- The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building,
Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday
6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.

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

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord’s Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589

for more info.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every sec-
ond Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM
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Pair allegedly thrown from
bus appeal to government

FROM page one

Martin) and government have a
role to play in securing our
roads,” said Mr Thompson.

The British High Commission
in the Bahamas made a note of
the incident and sent it to their
offices in the UK advising a
slight amendment to their trav-
el advice to say: “Extra care
should be taken if travelling on
the local bus service after dusk
on routes away from the main
tourist routes along Cable
Beach and East and West Bay
Streets.”

“My clients are concerned
about what the government is
going to say and do in these cir-
cumstances. The ministry
should approach these people
and tell us what happened and
tell us what we can do to correct
this problem,” Mr Thompson
said.

Mr Thompson said the gov-
ernment should consider tak-
ing control of the public trans-
port system in light of this inci-
dent.

“The question is are the bus
owners doing a good enough
job to police some of these

renegade bus drivers?” the ~

lawyer asked.






































FROM page one

also allowed to be caught.

ble entire closed season. ©

FROM page one

being wrongfully singled out
as perpetrators and partici-
‘pants in the mayhem of that

many of whom are innocent.”

Mr Gibson told the House
that he was in Nassau Village
shortly after the incident
erupted. He said he could per-
sonally vouch for the “good
and orderly behaviour of
many persons whom I have
good reason to believe have
been unfairly targeted.”

“This country cannot allow
the guilty parties in the Nas-
sau Village disturbances to go
unpunished. But this country
must also ensure that we do
that which is just and that we
bring the right persons before
the courts.”

He said many of his con-
stituents have come to him
because they fear that they
and their families are being

which were allowed to be caught. The Dew-
fish, he explained which is a deep water fish
closely resembles the Nassau Grouper but was

The Nassau Grouper is olive green to brown,

- with a white stripe and a black saddle on the tail.
Mr Deleveaux said the ban is likely to remain
a permanent fixture on the fishing calendar
although he said the: ‘ininistry may re- ~evalwatée**
the time frame - whether it be one month like
-last year, two months like'this year, or a possi-

He said there remains a strong difference of
opinion as to the extent as to the financial

awful night of January 26, 2005 .

Mr Thompson said that his
clients have a number of
recourses.

“Who are the owners of this
bus company and are they
responsible at some stage?
These questions are questions
that should be answered. Is the
ministry of transport properly
vetting certain people who dri-
ve buses? We want account-
ability, we want the Bahamian
public to be safe. We do not
want the Bahamas to have a

. bad name.

“This is worse than a movie.
When [ heard this story I could
not believe that it could hap-
pen in the Bahamas. Horror on
the streets of Nassau is what I
call it if the uncivilised barbaric
way the attack happened is in
fact true,” said Mr'Thompson.

A man accused of robbing
and assaulting three jitney pas-
sengers by throwing two of
them from the moving vehicle
was charged in Magistrate’s
Court Wednesday in connec-

tion with a variety of offences.

related to the incident.

The jitney bus driver also
appeared in court charged with
several offences relating to the
same incident.

Ward Wilson, a 36-year-old
resident of Fire Trial Road and

Two-month grouper
ban comes to an end

loss the ban has on fishermen and

vendors.

Some have said that they can lose more than
$20,000 during the ban.

Yesterday at Montagu, fresh Nassau Grouper
was in full supply. Many vendors said fishermen
wasted no time after the stroke of midnight to
go out and catch the fish.

At Montagu Dock, vendor Cyril Cartwright
had at least six full coolers of grouper which he
_.SayS were. caught:early Thursday morning;for |:
“customers just as eager for the lift ‘of the ban: ase

the vendors:

unfairly targeted.

He said that while the
country wants justice for
those persons who broke the
law, they must also want to
know the origin of the con-
flict.

“J think that a full public
inquiry is more than neces-
sary.
“To do anything less would
be to leave us all in peril as to
where and when will the next
Nassau Village erupt. Now is
the time for a full frank and
public disclosure and let the
chips fall where they may.”

He added: “Can we hon-
estly say to the Bahamian
people that we have done all
in our power to assure them
of their rights under the Con-
stitution if they cannot get to

have their say in the theatre of -

a public inquiry?”

“Children in Nassau Vil-
lage are traumatised by what
they saw and heard. Children

The penalty for being in possession witht a
-Nassau Grouper during the closed season is a
$3,000 fine or a year in prison depending on
the degree of the violation.

MP calls for inquiry
into Nassau Village riot

28-year-old Tyronne Scavella
of Soldier Road both appeared

before Magistrate. Maralyn’

Meers in Court Five Bank
Lane.

Wilson is alleged to have
robbed and assaulted three pas-
sengers aboard a bus on Friday,
February 11.

Wilson was charged, being

concerned with another, with
robbing Matthew Brown of $20,
Stephanie Sturrup of a black
plastic hair stylist salon kit val-
ued at $700 and attempting to
rob Sharad Lightfoot of $600.
In addition he was charged with
three counts of causing harm to
them.
Scavella, who was the bus dri-
ver was charged with two counts
of aiding and abetting the rob-
bery of Mr Brown and Mrs
Sturrup, a count of aiding and
abetting the attempted
robbery of Mr Lightfoot and
three counts of aiding and
abetting the assault of the
three.

They are both to return to
court on May 17.

Among the three alleged vic-
tims were 34-year-old British
national Stephanie Sturrup, who
is married to a Bahamian and
has been living in the country
for eight years.





need ‘to know that you do not
take the law into your own
hands. Children need to know
why they had to dodge for
cover from police bullets fired
to disperse the crowds and
why their elders behaved in
the manner in which they
did,” he said.

He added that his job was
not to point the finger or lay
blame. “My job, very humbly
is to ask that we use whatever
resources we have to get to
the bottom of what hap-
pened.”

“A few years ago it was
Kemp Road. Where will it be
tomorrow?”

Mr Gibson added that he
planned to represent those
persons whose innocence he
could personally vouch for on
that “dreaded night.” “I can
do no less. That is what I was
taught. That is the idealism
my parents instilled in me. I
can do no less.”

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intends to
leave ‘master
plan’ as legacy

FROM page five

the Prime Minister said.
“They showed my Govern-
ment what could happen and
it inspired me to commit my
Government to engaging
you (EDAW), together with
private sector interests in
what is now extensive exam-
ination of Bay Street from
Arawak Cay to Montagu,
with a view to setting up a
plan that over the years can
be followed and implement-
ed, and the core element of
which is a determination by

way of study as to whether >

or not it would be feasible
to create a new port in the
southwestern section of New
Providence.

Views

“It is important for me to
say at this stage that I had
been publicly examined as
to my own views, and as to
whether or not they contra-
dict positions held by me
and adopted by me in the
past.”

The Prime Minister noted
that the former PLP. Gov-
ernment under then Prime
Minister the late Rt. Hon.
Sir Lynden Pindling made a
decision to examine the pos-
sibilities of having a new
port at Clifton Cay.

“An environmental engi-
neering firm out of the Unit-
ed Kingdom satisfied us that
that would be an inappro-
priate location because it

had serious deleterious envi-

ronmental implications to
the third largest Barrier

Reef in the* world, between

New Providence and
Andros; to coastline erosion
and possibly to the wetlands
at Clifton. So, there is no
possibility of even that com-
ing up,” Prime Minister
Christie said.

The Prime Minister said
that much to his delight, pre-
liminary studies indicate the
possibility that because there
is an industrial.complex at
Clifton, a new port can be
built there by a channel over
waters that have already
been worked on.

He added that oil tankers
depositing oil and other
goods are received at Clifton
and that something could be
created there, possibly sub-
ject to environmental studies
that may have a greater pos-
itive environmental benefit
to the country than the haz-
ardous freight terminals on
Bay Street, where large con-
tainers of gas and other
freight come in and

are driven through the.

streets.
“No decision, no recom-
mendation will come from

EDAW or any of its

associates if it poses a haz-
ard to the future of this
country,” the Prime Minis-
ter said.

“Tt will not happen. And
that is why you are our part-
ners, to give us the advice to
ensure that the appropriate
degree of application and
focus.is brought to the chal-
lenges and that the best
decision is made, so that this
country can be held up as a
country that gives pride and
place to environmental con-
siderations.” ’

He said there is no ques-

tion in his mind that
EDAW’s mandate includes
giving the Government the
best advice and if there
appears to be an environ-
mental problem, the Gov-
ernment will not proceed
with it.

Transform

“That is why it is so
important for works to be
seen and shown because you
don’t have to listen to the
politicians speak, you can
see and touch and feel and
there is no better proof,” the

Prime Minister said. “But I-

am committed to demon-
strating through the advice
we receive, to transform this
island and cause those peo-
ple who focus on small
things relative to the big pic-
ture to understand that if
God is willing, I will leave
in place for the first time in
the history of this country,
a master plan for every
major island in this country
to govern it in a way it is not
developing now.

“Because it is developing
through ad hoc, spontaneous
decisions that are very harm-
ful.

“That is where the focus

‘of this country should be,

where we are to be guided
by the best science, the best
studies as to how our islands
should.develop, how we
should control the develop-
ment and what they should
look like, 10, 20 years from
today as a result of decisions
we make today and that’s
where we are.”

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On Tuesday, Ist February 2005
the entire staff headed by the
management team of the
Lyford Cay Club saluted our
managing director, Mr. Paul
Thompson, at an appreciation
reception held in his honor for
having won the recent Cacique
Award as Hotelier of the Year
2004. At the reception, Mr. |
Thompson was commended
for his twenty-four years of .
exemplary leadership to the
team and overall club. In the
photograph left, at the
reception, Mr. Paul Thompson
proudly holds his duho as
Cacique Award 2004 Hotelier
of the Year.



(Pictured Left), The
duho on display at the
reception held at the

club for



Left, a supportive management team celebrates Mr. Thompson’s outstanding
achievement with him in the front circle of the club following the reception,
from left to right as follows:

Mr. Derrington Rahming, director, engineering; Mr. Ken Ward, director, heart
of the house food operations; Mr. Pascal Hollaender, executive chef; Mr. Philippe
Sahnoune, director, dining operations & special events; Mr. Reuben Stuart, deputy
managing director; Mr. Paul Thompson, managing director and Cacique
Award Hotelier of the Year 2004; Mrs. Janette Smith, senior assistant manager
clubhouse operations; Mrs. Mary Deleveaux, director, human resources; Mr.
Bob Paisley, director, golf course maintenance & landscaping; Mr. Peter Maguire,
chief financial officer and Mr. John Papadopoulos, director, facilities and projects
management. Not pictured is Ms. Sherrilee Flowers, executive housekeeper.



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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005

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Consolidated confi
second BDR offeri:

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

onsolidated

Water yesterday

confirmed to The

Tribune that it

planned to offer
Bahamian Depository Receipt
(BDR) shares to the public fol-
lowing its winning of the Blue
Hills reverse osmosis plant con-
tract, a development that will
make New Providence its
“largest single market” for
water supply.

Jeffrey Parker, Consolidated
Water’s chairman, confirmed in
a telephone interview from the
Cayman Islands that the Nas-

dag-listed company had written
a BDR offering to the Bahami-
an public into its bid proposal
for the Blue Hills reverse osmo-
sis plant. Tribune Business
revealed on Wednesday that the
firm was planning such an offer.

Mr Parker said: “As far as I
know it’s still our intention to
do that [a BDR offering]. It was
certainly put into our initial bid.

“An element of the contract
price [for Blue Hills] will be
spent in Bahamian dollars and it
makes more sense to raise that
part of the cost in the Bahamas.
Our financial advisers, Fideli-
ty, suggested we do that and to
the best of my knowledge it’s
still going ahead.”

Blue Hills contract to make Bahamas company’s
‘largest single market’, with Waterfields expansion
to take production to 10.8 million gallons per day

Although the share volume
and pricing of any Consolidated
Water BDR issue have yet to
be decided, it marks the second
such offering following last
year’s Kerzner International
placement.

That was also handled by
Fidelity, and its experience with
the Kerzner International BDR
issue should ensure that the

process runs far more smoothly ©

than before. The Tribune under-

stands that the Consolidated
Water. BDR issue has already
been approved in principle by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas.

Any BDR issue by Consoli-
dated Water should provide a
further boost to the Bahamas
International Securities
Exchange (BISX), enhancing
investor options and market
capitalisation. The connection
with the New York markets

should also, like the Kerzner
International BDR, make it a
relatively liquid stock.

Meanwhile, Consolidated.

Water: said that in addition to
the Blue Hills plant, which
would produce 7.2 million gal-
lons of potable water per day,
the company had committed to
expanding production at its
existing Waterfields plant by
almost 40 per cent to 3.6 mil-
lion gallons per day. It current-







Bradley Roberts

Government left
with 20-30% stake
in Bahamasair

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bradley Roberts, minister of
works and public utilities, yes-
terday said the Government
planned to reduce its stake in
Bahamasair to 25-30 per cent
through its planned privatisa-
tion, with further divestment
likely to take place in the long-
term, possibly eliminating any
holdings in the airline.

‘Mr Roberts, who has minis-

terial responsibility for Bahama-
sair, acknowledged that the
timetable for completing
Bahamasair’s privatisation by
the end of this summer was
“ambitious”, but the Govern-
ment “will give it a shot”. The
main obstacle, he indicated, was
whether the airline’s trade
unions would make concessions
and accept a reduction in
salaries and benefits.

See AIRLINE, Page 3B

Butterfield ©
sees tripling
in Bahamas
assets under
management

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bank of Butterfield saw client
assets under administration in
_ the Bahamas more than triple

during 2004, standing at $4.4
billion at year-end compared to
$1.3 billion on December 31,
2003.

In releasing its 2004 full year
results, Bank of Butterfield said
its two Bahamian subsidiaries -
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
and Butterfield Fund Services
(Bahamas) - generated $0.7 mil-
lion in net income during fiscal

2004, compared to $0.2 million
the previous year.

Although the more than
tripling of both net income and
assets under administration
looks impressive, year-on-year
comparisons are relatively
meaningless due to two factors.

Firstly, Bank of Butterfield
only completed the acquisitions
of Thorand Bank & Trust and
Leopold Joseph (Bahamas) -
the two entities that now com-
prise its private banking and
trust operations - in September

See BANK, Page 4B





ly produces two million gallons
per day.

Mr Parker said in a statement
that Consolidated Water had
received a Letter of Acceptance
from the Government to indi-
cate it had won the bid for Blue
Hills.

He added: “The Blue Hills
plant will be our largest water
production facility, and when
combined with the. expanded
output of our existing Windsor
plant, should transform Nassau
into the company’s largest sin-
gle market, in terms of water
volume, within the next several
years.

See WATER, Page 2B

Bahamas hedge
fund involved in —
alleged $37m fraud

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A Bahamas-registered hedge
fund has been involved an
alleged fraud that has seen
about $37 million of investor
monies placed in investments
not authorised by fund offering
memporandums, with cash also
loaned to entities in which the
investment managers have an
interest.

A Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) lawsuit,





filed. in Southern District of
New York Court, alleges that
Northshore Asset Manage-
ment, a US-based investment
adviser, and its three princi-
pals, misused funds placed in

Ardent Offshiore, a Bahamas- .

incorporated hedge fund, and

its US-registered counterpart,

Ardent Domestic.

The SEC alleged that
investors in both hedge funds
had been subjected to materi-
al misrepresentations and
ommissions that made the

funds’ offering documents
“materially misleading”’.

The US capital markets reg-
ulator alleged that Northshore
and its three principals - Kevin
Kelley, Robert Wildeman and
Glenn Sherman - had failed to
inform investors that they had
acquired the investment advis-
er to Ardent Offshore, Saldut-
ti Capital Management, and
were maanging “a significant
portion” of the funds assets.

“Additionally, the defen-
dants made numerous misrep-

resentations concerning the

nature of-the investments, the
liquidity of the investments and
the use of investor fund for
undisclosed loans,” the SEC
said.

‘For the last several months,
the defendants have refused to
honour valid redemption
requests from Ardent
investors. The fraud is ongo-
ing, and despiute repeated
requests to the defendants for

See FUNDS, Page 4B



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deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send
their names, addresses and the particulars of their debts or
claims duly certified to the undersigned on or before the 14th
day of March, A.D., 2005, and if so required, to prove such
debts or claims or in default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative
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proved ddebts or claims of which they shall then have had
notice.

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Nassau, Bahamas

Ist February, 2005

RE: TRAFFIC PRESS RELEASE NOTICE
The Golden Gates Constituency

2nd Annual Cultural Festival
Saturday, 19th February, 2005
On the grounds of the Golden Gates Shopping Centre

INFORMATION:

The Golden Gates Constituency will hold its 2nd
Annual Cultural Festival between the hours of 12:00
noon and 12:00 midnight.

ROUTE:

The festival will be held on the grounds of the
Golden Gates Shopping Centre.

CLOUSURE OF STREETS:



Between 12:00 noon and after the festival the
following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

¢ Blue Hill Road south, from Dawkins Shell to
the Farmers Market.

TRAFFIC DIVERSION: |

Traffic can be diverted east along Lobster Avenue,
South through Bamboo Street, west on Mars Road
to Blue Hill Road South.

Traffic travelling East on Carmichael Road to Blue
Hill Road south can be diverted through the Golden
Gates Shopping Centre entrance by Wendy’s.

Paul H Farquharson, QPM..,
Commissioner of Police







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THE TRIBUNE



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“The combined capacity of
the two plants will exceed 10.8
million gallons per day, com-
pared with the company’s total
combined water production
capacity of approximately 11.9
million US gallons per day in
all of its markets throughout the
Caribbean region at the present
time.”

This means that New Provi-
dence will account for 47.6 per
cent of Consolidated Water’s
total water supply operations.
The 20-year contract that the
company will enter into with
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration to build, own and operate
Blue Hills is for 35 billion gal-
lons to be supplied to the Cor-
poration.

Mr Parker yesterday told The
Tribune that Consolidated
Water was ready to begin con-
struction of Blue Hills immedi-
ately once the contract with the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
was formally signed.

He said: “It’s an important
contract for us. We have a sig-
nificant investment in the
Bahamas right now and for
some time been looking to
increase that investment.”

Describing the Bahamas as
being part of the company’s
“backyard”, Mr Parker said the
existing contract on the Water-
fields plant had seven years to
run. He added that the Blue

Hills bidding process had been a

lengthy one, having begun in
2003.

“We’re going into a contract
and intend to fulfil it to the best
of our ability as we always have
done in the Bahamas and four
other countries in which we
operate,” Mr Parker said.

Rick McTaggart, Consolidat-
ed Water’s president and chief
executive, said in a statement:

“The Blue Hills plant will incor-
porate the highly efficient
DWEER energy recovery sys-
tem and should be fully opera-
tional within 15 months of con-
tract signing.

“Meanwhile, we intend to
expand our water production
on a short-term basis by
installing temporary, modular
seawater desalination facilities
on the island of New. Provi-
dence.

“Our contract also calls for
Consolidated to provide engi-
neering services and equipment
in order to reduce the amount
of water that is ‘lost’ due to
leakage, theft etc, throughout
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration’s pipeline distribution
system on New Providence.”

Mr McTaggart’s statement
confirms that Consolidated
Water will include leakage
reduction as part of the Blue
Hills contract, which is similar
to what its leading rival for the
contract, UK-based Biwater
International, had-offered. —

Biwater earlier this week pro-
duced documentary evidence to
The Tribune that it had initially
been awarded the Blue Hills
contract on September 30, 2004.
A ‘Letter of Acceptance’ was
sent to Biwater on September
30, and signed by Abraham
Butler, the Water & Sewerage
Corporation’s general manag-
er, and Biwater’s claims have
not been denied by the Gov-
ernment. ‘

The Tribune understands that
the alternate bids submitted by
both companies saw Consoli-
dated Water offer to sell water
to the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration priced at $3.296 and
$3.818 per one thousand gallons

for when Blue Hills was pro-
. ducing respectively four million

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Bahamas Supermarkets




Fund Name
Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund



1.1529
1.8944

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52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
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Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

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

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

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gallons and five million gallons
per day.

Biwater’s comparable prices
were $4.279 and $3.93 respec-
tively, but the Corporation’s US
consultants, CDM, said that its
offer to reduce water leaks by
one million gallons per day -
and the cost savings that would
result - would “more than offset
the difference between the two
bids”. As a result, CDM said
Biwater offered “the best val-
ue” provided negotiations could
be concluded and “inconsisten-
cies and discrepancies” in the
bid resolved.

Biwater chairman Adrian
White previously told The Tri-
bune that if awarded the Blue
Hills contract, Biwater would
guarantee to the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation that by the
end of its first operational year
it would prevent one million
gallons per day being lost from
the water system through leaks.

He added that preventing the
leakage of one million gallons,
which would be sold to the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
at $5.5 per gallon, would save

the Government just over $2
million per annum. If Biwater
failed to hit its target, it would
make up the difference through
increased production at Blue
Hills and cash payments to the
Corporation.

Mr White wrote in a letter to
the Prime Minister: “If this
saved water is sold at your cur-
rent tariffs ($19.98 per 1,000 gal-
lons and assuming 95 per cent.
collection efficiency), there
would be an additional income,
without additional expense, of
$6.928 million annually. These
two savings above amount to
$8.935.565 million in the full
first year, dramatically reduc-
ing Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration’s annual government sub-
sidy. It can be clearly seen that
with our proposal to guarantee
one million gallons per day leak
reduction after the first year,
plus switching from water cost-
ing an average of $6 per 1,000

‘gallons to ours at $4.2 that

Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion’s losses (and subsidy from
the Government) can cease
after 24 months.”

INSIGHT

RUC CMa:
the news, read Insight
on Mondays

REAL ESTATE AGENTS WANTED

An established organization is seeking to hire Real Estate
Agents who are energetic, Self motivated, and possesses
good work ethics. Candidates must have their own
transportation and have tase the applicable Sy Crea Lo
the BREA. Experience is not required, but is preferred.
Interested persons should send Resume to

The Agent
P.O.Box N-7795
Nassau, Bahamas









GN. - 169

The Bahamas Government

Ministry of Finance
‘Department of Statistics

Request for Quote/Proposal
For The Procurement of Central Processing

Units and Monitors

1. OBJECTIVE:



The Department of Statistics and The Ministry of Finance
are requesting quotes/proposals from suitably qualified
vendors for the procurement of ninety-three (93) central
processing units (only) and twelve (12) seventeen inch (17’)
colour monitors to be setup and installed in New Providence
and Grand Bahama Offices.

2. SYSTEMS SPECIFICATIONS: |

Each central processing unit and monitor should meet the



required minimum specifications:

* Intel Pentium or Celeron - 2.8 Ghz or higher

¢ 512 MB RAM
¢ 40 GB HDD

e {0/100 Nic Card

¢ UBS Mouse.

~e Microsoft Outlook



Each ICT equipment is to have a three (3) year warranty to

be honoured by the vendor.

4. SUBMISSION DETAILS

Proposals should be delivered to the reception desk, 3rd
Floor Cecil Wallace - Whitfield Centre, Cable Beach, Nassau,
Bahamas on or before Friday 18th, February, 2005 before

4:30 pm.

Submissions should be delivered in sealed envelopes

addressed to:

Chairman

Labled:

Tenders Board.



e Standard Keyboard

* Operating System - Windows 2000 SP2 or higher
* Microsoft Office 2000 or higher

¢ 17” Colour Monitors

3. WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS:

Tenders Board
Ministry of Finance
Nassau, The Bahamas

¢ 1.44 MB Floppy Drive
¢ Internal CD-ROM 48X
e AGP 4X Video Card - 32MB RAM



RFQ - DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT AND MONITOR

Only those submissions that are labled properly and
delivered on time would be accepted and opened by the

Submissions will be opened to 10:00 am on Tuesday, 22nd
Feburary 2005 at the Tender’s Board meeting, 3rd Floor
Ministry of Finance, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all

quotes/proposals.

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THE TRIBUNE

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A US gaming operator is maintaining that it
will be able to open the casino at the Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort in Exuma later this
year, provided it receives the fecessaly approvals

and makes a $5 million investment.
Pinnacle Entertainment, which operates and
owns casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana,

Indiana and Argentina, ‘signed a letter of intent
to sublease the casino from the resort back in
mid-December.

A statement issued by the firm yesterday said:





Airline (From page 1B)

The minister was responding

- toa Tribune Business story on

June 2, in which Richard Asper,
a leading industry consultant
who has worked on many air-
line privatisations, said any
process that left a foreign part-
ner with less than 50 per cent of
the airline was unlikely to be
successful.

In response, Mr Roberts said
it was not the Government’s
intention to hold on to 50 per
cent of Bahamasair.

He added in a statement: “It
has always been the expressed
position of the Government to
reduce its stake in the national
flag carrier to 25-30 per cent,
with the long-term view of fur-
ther selling down or even com-
pletely selling off the rest of its
interest to local investors. It
was always intended that
Bahamian private and institu-
tional investors would own a
substantial stake in the national
flag carrier.

“The Government is under
no illusion as to fictitious equi-
ty resident in the airline and ful-
ly appreciates that the only real
value that accrues to a national
flag carrier is route rights and, in
our case, our safety record.”

Mr Roberts said Mr Asper
did not address the issue of

N

* needing to qualify as a national
flag carrier with the US Depart-
ment of Transportation’s regu-
lations. He said this was “criti-
cal” for a Bahamian national
flag carrier as the US was the
key.market for air traffic.

“We are reliably advised that
unless a country can demon-
strate that there is a scarcity of
capital and/or talent resident in
the home country, thereby
necessitating a greater than 49
per cent foreign ownership, for-
eign control and management
and that the existence of same
would not be inimical to US avi-
ation interests, national flag car-
rier status will not be granted
by the DOT,” Mr Roberts said.

Mr Asper had previously told
The Tribune that if Bahamasair
was transformed into a low cost
carrier, with the Government
remaining as a guarantor of its
debt, it could realise $20-$30
million from selling a substantial
equity stake.

He also suggested that if the
Government could structure a
deal where all the airline’s debt
-. liabilities currently exceed
$120 million - then a $1 sale
price would be “great”.

Mr Roberts said Mr Asper’s
estimates were “close” to the
Government’s on the option to

transform Bahamasair into a
low cost carrier.

He added: “ The question of
extinguishing the debt has
already been considered partic-
ularly in that some of this debt
was raised in lieu of capital
being injected to cover recur-
rent expenditure. It is agreed
that no investor would assume
the burden of such a high level
of debt and intra Governmental
payables without some of
indemnity fall back position.”

On the privatisation
timetable, Mr Roberts said
completion of saleable business
plan and preparation of a public
offering were achievable before
summer’s end. Reducing loss-
es, improving service quality
and restructuring the balance
sheet could also be dealt with in
that timeframe, but the major
question mark was whether the
trade unions would agree to
concessions.

Mr Roberts said: “We agree
that the state of the airline mar-
ket today is more conducive to
low cost carriers, which is why
the Government acknowledges
the need to realign the cost base
of the national flag carrier,
including staff costs, before
going to market without which
failure is inevitable.”

oT wee oR KS

Indigo Networks is a developing telecommunications company based in
Nassau, Bahamas. Beginning in 2004, Indigo introduced the Bahamas first
licensed telephony competition to the islands of New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco, Indigo is currently in search of a highly-qualified Manager
of Network Services. Successful candidates will be highly energized, willing and
able to take on the challenges of a fast-paced network rollout.

Manager - Network Services

- Job Description

Network Services is tasked with OA&M of a broad range of systems within the
expanding Indigo network. The manager is responsible for providing strong
leadership for a group of IT personnel with varying disciplines and a range of
technical experience. The principal objective of the Network Services team is
to provide highest system availability and reliability for all telecommunications

and Internet related commercial services and products.

The manager's secondary responsibilities will include budget preparation,
project planning and implementation, vendor management, carrier liaison,
and implementation of technical projects needed to meet business objectives.

Qualifications

* Determined and independent, with 5 years previous IT management

experience maintaining a service provider's network

¢ Willing to work hands-on 7/24/365 to resolve network or system problems
* University degree. CCNP/CCSP/CCIE, MCP/MCSE, CCSA/CCSE designations

a plus

* Excellent verbal and written communications skills

* Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills

* History of successful vendor management

* Preferred to have already acted in a capacity as carrier liaison

* Demonstrable experience with Cisco routers, switches (LAN and WAN)

* Knowledge of the fundamentals of 2nd generation NLOS MMDS wireless
systems and wireless backhaul

* Solid understanding of telecommunications circuits from DSO through DS3

* Flexibility to manage multiple cell sites and Operations Centers distributed

across three islands

* Familiarity with MINDCTI billing system and associated AAA and DB
* Hands-on security expertise - firewalls, VPNs, IDS
¢ Extensive knowledge of IP telephony (VoIP/VoN), Cisco BTS10200 softswitch,

PSTN gateways, 587, QoS, SIP H.323, MGCP
* Expertise with typical ISP applications (DNS, radius, Rwhois, mail, network

management/SNMP packet analyzers, etc.)
* Hands-on Unix (Sun and Linux) and NT Admin

¢ Experience with softswitch administration a necessity

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.



“The casino will be approximately 5,000 square
feet and require an investment of approximate-

ly $5 million.

“The casino is expectéd to open in late 2005,
contingent upon the company receiving
approvals from governmental authorities in the
Bahamas and execution of a final lease agree-

t

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3B

Operator hopes to open
Emerald Bay casino by |
year-end with $5m spend

ment.” Pinnacle’s operation has to be approved :’
by both the Gaming Board and the Hotel Cor- ::
poration of the Bahamas. Allyson Maynard- *
Gibson, minister of financial services and invest- .
ments, did not return The Tribune’s call seeking :
comment on how far Pinnacle had got on the
investment approval process. ‘



And he added: “We accept

the failure of earlier regional —

attempts at privatisation of air-
lines, which hopefully we will
learn from.

“In the cases of both Air
Jamaica and BWIA, in our view
they may have overreached by
over estimating their ability to
penetrate long haul markets,
over invested in metal and
allowed staff costs to get out of
line with the emerging low-cost
carrier market. Being cognisant
of these pitfalls we are hoping
to avoid them.

“While routes are perhaps
the greatest intrinsic value the
national flag carrier has, it
would not be practical for the
Government to impose restric-
tive conditions on the privatised
national flag carrier because

there is likely only to be one’

carrier competing for such sta-
tus in the foreseeable future,
and open skies exist today with
respect to any US carriers wish-
ing to service our market.
“Exclusivity in our view,
therefore hardly arises, which
substantially nullifies Mr
Asper’s arguments on the sub-
ject of route merchandising.

The Government is not likely:
to discourage any US airline.
entrants to our market on com- .

mercial grounds because such
a move would militate against
the greater interest of promot-
ing our number one industry,
tourism.”

Mr Roberts said the Govern-



by the Registrar General.











Legal Notice

NOTICE

KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) KAFKO BAHAMAS IT INC.), is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 16th February |
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered |:

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock,
Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator.







ment was grateful for Mr

Asper’s contribution on the pri-
vatisation process, “because the
more input and feedback.we
get, the better prepared we’ll
be when that time comes”.



Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.

Registered Agent
for the above-named Company



Te ees Loic





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Legal Notice

NOTICE

KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

’. Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
-|: Company are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned
at Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as
sole Liquidator on or before the 3rd day of March, 2005. In default
.thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
’| made by the Liquidator.

-

Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
Liquidator.

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Fu nds (From page 1B)

information on the diverted
assets, the defendants have pro-
vided little information.”

The SEC added that it was
seeking the appointment of a
temporary receiver for Ardent
Offshore, its fellow hedge fund
and Northshore.

The lawsuit described Ardent
Offshore as a hedge fund struc-
tured as an open-ended limit-
ed liability investment company
that was incorporated in the
Bahamas in September 1997 as
an International Business Com-
pany (IBC).

Ardent Offshore was alleged
to have had $19.8 million in
assets under management as at
december 31, 2004, a pittance
by the standards of the hedge
fund industry. Saldutti Capital
Management was said to have
acted'as Ardent Offshore’s
investment adviser since July
1998, with prime brokerage
accounts kept at Bank of Amer-

* ica in the US.

However, the SEC lawsuit
does not appear to have done

Ban K (From page 1B)

its full research, as it alleges that
Ardent Offshore “maintains
offices” in Nassau. Neither it
not Northshore or Saldutti Cap-
ital Management are listed in
the telephone book, and sources
in the financial services industry
have never heard of the com-
panies or their principals. It is
more likely that Ardent Off-
shore was the only entity incor-
porated in the Bahamas.

The SEC alleged that Ardent
Offshore loaned $1.25 million
to Northshore, “for which no
documentation was prepared”.
The loan had not been repaid,
leading the regulator to charge

that the defndants were “self- |

dealing” with money from the
funds.

The SEC said the Ardent
Offshore offering memorandum
stated that the fund’s objective
was to deliver “superior. capi-
tal appreciation over the long-
term with no more than mod-
erate risk”.

The offering memorandum
for the hedge fund said its



‘The offering
memorandum
requires —
notice to be
given to fund
shareholders
in Ardent.’



investments would mostly con-
sist of publicy-traded technol-
ogy stocks and cash equivalents,
with Saldutti making all invest-
ment decisions. A minimum
level of diversification was
allegedly to be maintained by
not investing more than 15 per
cent of Ardent Offshore’s assets
in the securities of one compa-
ny.
Investors were to be notified

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looking for experienced

SALES MANAGER

Please mail all resumes with references to:

SALES MANAGER
P.O. Box SS-6440

“SANSBACHER

Nassau, Bahamas







of changes in investment advis-
er or investment strategy. How- .
ever, the SEC alleged that

. Northshore’s role was never dis-

closed after it purchased Sal-
dutti Capital Management, and
failed to inform investors thta it

was investing fund assets “in

illiquid securities of entities in
which Northshore’s principals
had an interest”.

The SEC alleged: “The Off-
shore offering memorandum
specifically requires notice to
be given to each shareholder
when there is a change in the
operational responsibilities of
Ardent Offshore and when
there is any material change in
the trading policies of Ardent
Offshore. Saldutti, Northshore,
Wildeman, Sherman and Kel-
ley never gave such notice.”

Their investments and loan
actions also meant the Ardent
Offshore memorandum became
materially misleading over the
nature of the investments and
who was making the investment
decisions, the SEC claimed.



2003, meaning that its full-year
2003 results only included four
months of earnings from the
Bahamian operations.

And 2003 also did not include
the performance of Deerfield
Fund Services, which Bank of
Butterfield acquired in Febru-
ary 2004 and renamed Butter-
field Fund Services (Bahamas).
It is likely that Deerfield
accounted for a great deal of
the increase in client assets
under administration.

Bank of Butterfield said of
its Bahamian operations: “The
Bahamian businesses achieved
net income of $0.7 million com-
pared to $0.2 million a year ago.

“Pleasing growth was seen
year-on-year in the area of fund
administration, reflecting the
acquisition of Deerfield Fund
Services (now renamed Butter-
field Fund Services Bahamas)
in the first quarter of 2004. At
year-end, client assets under
administration were $4.4 billion
compared to $1.3 billion a year
ago.”

The Tribune was yesterday
told that Robert Lotmore, But-
terfield Bank (Bahamas) map- |
aging director, was off the island .
when it attempted to contact
him for comment.

-Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading
financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100:
million customers worldwide,

- ts seeking candidates for the position of

DOCUMENT CONTROL MANAGER

The Ansbacher group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services

and wealth management, has an opening in the Bahamas for a

SENIOR SECURITIES, FOREIGN EXCHANGE
AND MONEY MARKET TRADER

Reporting directly to the Head of Banking, Securities and
Operations, the jobholder will be the primary trader for the bank.
The individual will be responsible for all securities and foreign
exchange trading for the bank. To place deposits and manage
liquidity with correspondent banks on a daily basis to maximize
use of the banks assets. To ensure at all times, the bank operates

within bank placement limits as set by the Group...

To apply, candidates must:

Have a minimum of 3 years active trading experience with a
recognized financial institution, preferably at a managerial level.

Have a thorough understanding of the global financial landscape
and be able to understand and execute transactions in securities,
treasury, futures and options, structured products and foreign
exchange.

Be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and database software
including Bloomberg.

Holding a relevant degree, professional qualification such as Series
7 or equivalent work experience (minimum of 5 years)

Be a self starter who is detail oriented and able to work/think and
communicate effectively under pressure within a team environment.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, bonus
and benefit package, commensurate with skill and experience.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing, with a full
resume to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,
P.O. Box N-7768,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax 242-326-5020



FUNCTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL DESCRIPTION

Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore trust
companies servicing non U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channel Islands, New Jersey and Singapore.
Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary structure.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

- Management of document control unit (Imaging, Safe Keeping, Dual

Control, Warehouse, Records Management.)
- Ensure that all records are kept within compliance to Citigroup standards,
- Implementation of GWS records management strategy.

- MIS reporting.

- Management of risk and assist in coordination of audit.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

- Historic imaging and records management experience and familiarity
with Trust and Company documentation.

- Strong oral and written communications skills.

- Interfacing with various business units on a global basis.

- Influencing, organizational and leadership skills.

- Initiative and the ability to think strategically

- People Management.

- 2-4 years Imaging and/or records management experience.
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Operation Controls Head
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-1576, |
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR
Email: gieselle.campbell@citigroup.com

Deadline for application is February 23, 2005.





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i By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports: seporter



‘coaches have
filed complaints to the Hugh
Campbell Invitational Commit-
tee, about the way the pools are
set up.

The pool setup and tourna-
ment scheduling were released
yesterday, during the annual
invitational press conference at
the AF Adderley school.

According to chairman,
Alfred Forbes, complaints were
launched mainly by the Sunland
Lutheran team, who will play
inpoolIV. -

Sunland will have to fight
their way out of a pool that con-
sists of the number one team in

the Government Secondary
School Sporting Association
(GSSSA), CV Bethel; private
school’s runners-up Prince
William; Catholic High School
and North Andros.

Seeded

Sunland will be coming into
the tournament as the number
two team from Freeport, Grand
Bahama, with Tabernacle
Christian School, seedéd as
number one.

However, the pools’ slotting
was based on last year’s perfor-
mances, which means the final
four teams were given first pref-
erence.

Defending champions CI

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IV

The third and fourth. team
coming in from last year would
have been Catholic High and
CR Walker, but neither heads a
pool.

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CR Walker were "jammed into -

pools IV and IJ respectively,
behind teams like Tabernacle
and CV Bethel.

Forbes ‘said: “The pools are
not set up after the various
leagues finish, they are set
up long before the leagues fin-
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upcoming tournament.

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“We can’t set them up after
because, if you look at it, the
government school league over
here wouldn’t play their cham-
pionship games until after the
tournament. _

“Tabernacle and CV Bethel
head two pools because they
are the top teams coming in
from both leagues.

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because they are defending
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According to Forbes, the
manner in which the pools are
set up will lead to a great semi-
finals and championships.

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schools.

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teams.

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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



DESPITE playing with a slight groin pull,
Mark Knowles was still able to play well
enough with Canadian partner Daniel
Nestor to advance to the semifinal of the
ABN Anmiro World Tennis Tournament.

The duo, who are ranked at number one
and two individually in doubles, are now
just one match away in Rotterdam, Hol-
land from getting into their second straight
ATP men’s doubles finals.

As the top seeded team in the draw of
16, Knowles and Nestor pulled off a 6-3, 6-
4 victory yesterday over the team of Rainer
Schuettler and Paradorn Srichaphan for
their second consecutive two-set sweep.

“It was good. We played well,” said
Knowles, after they broke their opponents
early in both sets and were able to cruise to
their most gratifying win of the new year.

Excited

Still winless this year in three tourna-
ments after they fell short in their first final
at the Open 13 in Marseille, France last
week, Knowles said they are excited about
the way they are playing right now.

In their first round on Wednesday, they
wiped out Dominik Hay and Thomas
Johansson 6-1, 6-2.

“We played really well in | that first set,”
said Knowles about their first round victo-
ry.
Yesterday; Knowles admitted that he had
to play with a sprained right groin pull that
he first suffered in the final of the last tour-
nament in France.

“Thad to hobble a bit with the injury, but
I still managed to play well,” Knowles
reflected. “I wasn’t 100 per cent physically,
but things have been going very well.

“I was just trying to get my leg better. It
started bothering me over the weekend in
the final in Marseille. It got a little worse,
but I’m trying to take care of that.”

Knowles and Nestor, last year’s top
ranked doubles team, will have a day to
recuperate and get ready for the semifinal
when they play the team of Cyril Suk and
Pavel Vizner from the Czech Republic on
Saturday. ©









Hi TENNIS ace Mark Knowles

‘“We’ve played them with other partners,
so we know them quite well,” Knowles
admitted. “Suk has been around for a while.
Vizner has been around for a while as well.

“They’re both very good doubles play-
ers. We know everything about them, so
it’s just a matter of going out there and exe-
cuting and playing the game we know how
too.”

After riding it through to the final, only to.

come up short in their third tournament for
the year, Knowles said they’re looking at
trying to get the monkey off their back this
weekend.

“We just want to get back into the final
like we did in France,” he stated. “The only
way to do it is to get back there.

“This next match is a big match, so we
have to win it to give ourselves a chance to
get back into the ring.”

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Age: 28 years old.
Height: 5-11.

Weight: 198 pounds.
Division: Heavyweight.
Ring record: 6-2.

Years in the sport:.3.5

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National and International experience: Carifta
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS

Age: 21 years old.
Height: 5-9 1/2.
Weight: 152 pounds.
Division: Welterweight.

Years in sport: 5+

weight champion.
Occupation: Student.

Step in ‘Oly

& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

_ TAUREANO 'RENO'
JOHNSON didn't have much
time to unpack his bags.

Less than two days since he
arrived home from Cuba,
where he spent the past month
and a half training, he was off
again to compete at the Inde-
pendence Cup.

He was one of three amateur
boxers whom the Amateur
Boxing Federation of the
Bahamas will be taking to San-
to Dominigo, the Dominican
Republic today.

Federation president
Wellington Miller, who will
travel with the management
team, said this will be the first
step in their quest to get at least
one boxer qualified for the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China.

"I think, with a lot of ama-
teur boxers who turned pro, we
are on par with a lot of the oth-
er countries, with the excep-

Three head off to
Dominican Republic

tion of Cuba, who always have
a lot of boxers that stay ama-
teur," Miller noted.

Next week, the federation
will get a chance to see just
exactly where the Bahamas
stands in the region when they
will be the only English-speak-
ing country in the field of more
than 20 countries.

"I expect the Bahamas to be
right up there in the crew,"
Miller projected.

Johnson, in the welterweight
division, will compete along
with middleweight Daryl
Dorsett and heavyweight
James McKenzie.

The trio will leave today,
along with Miller and the rest

|

of the Bahamian delegation
that includes team manager
George Turner, head coach
Andre Seymour, assistant
coach Leonard ‘Boston Black-
ie' Miller, official Alvin
Sargeant and team doctor
Francis Saunders.

Perform

Turner said he expects that
the team will perform excep-
tionally well because they have
been well trained for the trip.

Seymour, who along with
Miller trained two of the boxers
at his Knockout Boxing Club in
Carmichael, said they have
been using a systematic training

© Taureano ‘Reno Johnson

Ring record: 125-25 (estimated).

‘National and International experience: Common-
wealth Games silver medalist, Olympic trials bronze
medalist, World Games semifinalist, 3-time Silver
Glove gold medalist USA, 6-time Carifta gold
medalist, 3-time Carifta MVP, 2-time Carifta boxer
of the tournament and Bahamas amateur welter-
















that will definitely have them
more prepared.

"Since January, we have
been working with these boxers
in a new method of training
called the microcycle training
that deals with their strength,
speed and endurance," he
revealed.

"It starts with the general
preparation and it ends with
the competition preparation.
But the most important part of
this training is the special
preparation that we are dealing
with now.

"It deals with time. Every-
thing that they do, deals with
time. When they are hitting the
bag or sparring, everything is
based on time. That's the new
training in amateur boxing
around the world."

According to Seymour, the
boxers have responded well
and he's confident that they
will all perform exceptionally
well when they compete in
their two minute four round
bouts.





Age: 20 years old.
Height: 6-feet.

Weight: 165 pounds.
Division: Middleweight.
Ring record: 13-3.
Years in the sport: 8.



Dorsett said he's been
through some intense training
for the past month and a half
and he feels he's in condition to
put on a good show.

Competitor

"I've never been up against
any competitor from any of the
Latin countries, but I feel I'm in
the best shape of my life," he
insisted. "So I think when I go
over there, I will do particular-
ly well.

"If I don't come back with
the gold, or at least a medal, it
only tells me that I will have to
improve my training a little
more. But I'm prepared to
compete very well."

McKenzie, who has had a
taste of some international
competition having competed
at the Olympic trials last year,
said he's ready to go.

"I could do with some more
training, but I am prepared,"
he stated. "J think we have
some good boxers in Daryl and

© Daryl Dorsett

National and International experience: Bahamas
Games 1998, Carifta Games 2001 and 2003, Invita-
tional against Americans.

School Graduated: CR Walker 2002.

Occupation: Full-time student at the College of the
Bahamas, studying accounts.

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Reno. So I just want to go
there and do what I have to
do."

Back home after training in
Cuba for the past six weeks,
Johnson said he has advanced
his boxing skills and he intends
to prove it in the Dominican
Republic.

"When I go away, I don't go
for myself. I go away to repre-
sent the Bahamas and, being
an ambassador, I can only aim
for the best and that is the
gold," he projected.

"For me, this is a job, this is
my life. This is my work. I have
nothing else to do. I do my best
at the best of what I do. I try to
get the boxer of the tourna-
ment award at every tourna-
ment that I go to and this one is
no exception."

Based on what he saw com-
ing from the short time that he
was home, Johnson said he's
confident that he, Dorsett and
McKenzie will represent the
Bahamas very well in the
Dominican Republic.



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Tribune Staff Reporter

KENYATTA Gibson, the
MP for Kennedy, has made an
impassioned plea in the House
of-Assembly for a full public
inquiry to be made into last
month’s Nassau Village riot.

Mr Gibson, with Marathon
MP Ron. Pinder,.were called
into the community during the
incident which left several peo-
ple, including police officers,
injured and a number of police
cars and property damaged.

Since the incident, which
occurred on January 26, ten
people have been charged in
Magistrate’s Court with a vari-
ety of offences relating to the
violence.

In a communication to the
House of Assembly on Wednes-
day night Mr Gibson noted that
much has been said about what
triggered the “night of mad-
ness” in Nassau Village. He said
the perception is that innocent
people are being blamed for
what transpired.

However, he said, Nassau
Village is a prototype of mid-
dle income communities in the
country filled with people who
love God, their country, their
community and their families.
He explained that the commu-
nity is home to a number of ille-
gal Haitian immigrants and
their families because of a num-
ber of unclear and disputed land
titles which made it a squatter’s
haven. According to Mr Gib-
son, Bahamian and Haitian res-
idents have always been able to
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“As the duly elected member
for the good people of

Kennedy, I cannot remain silent _
_as the good name and good rep-

utation of hundreds of law-abid-

.ing citizens in Nassau Village

continues to be vilified and
attacked throughout the land,”
he said.

“We have to be cognizant:of
the fact that these people live
together, work together, piey'
together, play with one another,
bury each other and in short
became one family. Their chil-
dren went to the same schools,
played on the same sports field,
rode the same bus, back and
forth and in a trite concept of
tribalism, they may have
become their brother’s keep-
er”

Mr Gibson said that did not,
however, excuse what tran-
spired during the incident

“But it can help us to under-
stand the dynamics involved so
we can properly analyse the sit-
uation and put in place preven-
tative measures to ensure that
the blight of January 26, 2005
in Nassau Village is never ever
again repeated in another
Bahamian community.”

Mr Gibson said that. while
he applauds the immediate
actions of Deputy Prime Minis-
ter Cynthia Pratt and Police
Commissioner Paul Farquhar-
son in trying to quell the situa-
tion, “I fear now that another
storm is brewing as there is a
real and clear perception
amongst the people of Nassau

Village that many persons are

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@ FISHERMAN Cyril Cartwright brings in the catch
of day, a large Nassau Grouper, to the delight of buy-
ers at Potters Cay.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson)






& By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter



AFTER a two month ban, consumers can once again

_ purchase freshly caught Nassau Grouper.

The popular fish had been under a protective ban
from December 16 to February 16 to allow the fish a
chance to reproduce. The fish spawn from November to
March annually.

_ According to Edison Deleveaux, the Deputy Director
of the Department of Fisheries, the two-month ban
proved very effective. He said only one person was
arrested for violating the ban and he was caught with the
fish on Wednesday, the last day of the ban.

Mr Deleveaux said however that there was some con-
fusion as to the actual end of the season.

“It re-opens on the commencement of the 17, so any-
time after 12 midnight on Thursday, you would have
been allowed to have fresh Nassau grouper.”

He said that additionally there was some confusion on
which type of grouper was banned. He said there are sev-
eral species of the fish, including Gag, Red Mulloway,
Red Hind, Rock Hind, Black, Yellowfin and Scamp

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ly thrown from a moving bus
who claim they were assaulted
and robbed last weekend are
appealing to government to
take better control of the pub-
lic transport system.

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merce building.

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security on the buses? We are
concerned about an advisory
that the British government
may send out to its people to
be careful about travelling on
the buses in the Bahamas. The
minister (Transport and Avi-
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FREEPORT - The Bahamas
Hotel Catering Allied Workers
Union (BCAWU) and its affili-
ates on Thursday announced
plans for fundraising events to
assist those struggling union
members who were laid off six
months ago at the Royal Oasis
Resort.

Lloyd Cooper, BCAWU sec-
ond vice president, has also
appealed to the Grand Bahama

Port Authority and lending insti- -

tutions to exercise leniency
toward the displaced workers,
who are unable at this time to
pay their bills, mortgages, and
other loans.

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number of fundraisers, including
a Boat Cruise on February 25, a
mini-fair on March 28, a Gospel
concert, weekly fish frys, and oth-
er on-going events to raise money
to assist the workers.

Damage

When the resort closed in Sep-
tember due to extensive damage
caused by Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne, more than 1,300
workers were laid off without pay
or benefits:

Mr Cooper reported that 1,000
of these workers are registered
as members of the bargaining
unit.

“There is no doubt in my mind
that workers are hurting and we .

are appealing to everyone to
assist them in their time of need
by supporting these events,” he
said. :
However, many of the dis-

” placed workers feel that the union

had abandoned them when they
needed it most last month after
union executives failed to sup-
port them during a string of
demonstrations initiated by the
workers to draw attention to their
plight.

After persistent demonstra-
tions by the workers, government
finally intervened in the matter.
Negotiations are now underway
between government and Drift-
wood, the operators, and its lend-
ing partner Lehman Brothers in
New York, over settlement of
severance pay to employees, and

the resale and re-opening of the
resort.

“Most of the workers wished
we would have done something a
long time ago, and I understand
how they feel, but all is not lost as
we are here for them as they can
see,” Mr Cooper said.

Timing

“It might seems that it is long
and coming, but I think that our
timing is the right time,” he
added.

Mr Cooper then appealed to
the Grand Bahama Port Author-
ity not to disconnect power or
utilities of displaced workers.
Additionally, he urged banks not
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“The workers have contributed
in many ways to the development
of Freeport.

We ask you to be lenient and
bear with them at this time while
we try our best to make life easi-
er for them until they can find
employment elsewhere,” he said.

Mr Cooper extended special
thanks to Our Lucaya Resort res-
ident manager Mario Peadra and
the staff for their support to the
various events.

Monies raised from the events
he said, would be deposited into
an account handled by retired
Price Waterhouse chartered
accountant Lenward Smith, who
is also chairman of the union’s
Employee Aid Fund at Royal
Oasis and Our Lucaya.

Mr Smith said that a sub-com-
mittee comprised of Royal Oasis
workers has been selected to:
determine how the money would
be dispersed among the workers.

He explained that money
would only be dispersed from the
fund with the approval of at least
three members of the committee.
The sub committee would decide
who get money based on who has
a need, he said.

Committee member Jan Turn-
quest, a chief shop steward at
Royal Oasis, stressed that all of
the displaced workers are in need
of assistance. She believes that
the money should be shared
among all the workers.

She was also concerned over
whether the money raised would
be deposited in the union’s health
and welfare account, or a sepa-
rate account for displaced work-
ers to be distributed across the
board.

“JT don’t feel that someone
should determine whose needs
are greater because people’s
needs are different. And it would
be unfair to say that someone
else’s need is greater than anoth-
er person,” she said.

Mr Cooper promised that mon-
ey raised would be strictly for the
benefit of workers and not
deposited in the union’s health
and welfare accounts.

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Tribune Staff Reporter







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the Anglican Diocese
Michael Eldon is being
treated at the Intensive Care
Unit at Doctor's Hospital,
but doctors are giving
favourable reports about his
progress.

Bishop Eldon was admit-
ted to hospital on January
31, suffering from bronchial
problems.

The attending physician
Dr Kevin Moss has
informed Suffragan Bishop
Gilbert Thompson and Bish-
op Eldon's sister Dr Keva
Bethel that he is recovering
well.

_"The bishop is dear to the
hearts of the Anglican and
the whole Bahamian com-
munity, because of his lead-
ership ability in Christianity.
He has played a meaningfull
role in education, as the first
chairman of the council of ©
the College of the Bahamas
and with his teaching in high
schools in Nassau and
Grand Bahama, where he
also served as welfare officer
for the whole island of
Grand Bahama."

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“LOCAL NEWS.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3 ©



Police officer claims
admitted to fatal-stabbing

HB By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

ANDREW MCKINNEY
admitted to police that he
fatally stabbed his life-long
friend during a heated argu-
ment, officer 2005 Butler told
the Supreme Court yester-
day.

Officer Butler was across
the street from the murder
scene on the night of Janu-
ary 26, 2002, visiting the aunt
of the murder accused.

He told the court that
McKinney ran across the
street from his home, and
asked him to call the police
and ambulance, as he had
just stabbed Dominique St
Louis three times in the
stomach area.

Twenty-six year-old McK-
inney, who was residing on
Allen Drive, was engaged in

Suspected illegal
TUTE
Cilieerine

# By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff
Reporter

ANOTHER raid dur-
ing the early morning
hours in the Fox Hill area
has resulted in the cap-
ture of 235 suspected ille-
gal immigrants, it was
revealed yesterday.

This number includes
226 Haitians, eight
Jamaicans, and one
Cuban man.

Last week, the Depart-
ment of Immigration held
a multi-island exercise in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco over
three days resulting in the
capture of 263 illegal
migrants.

“T intend to have a sus-
tained exercise ongoing
and all those who are
here illegally should pre-
pare to leave voluntarily,
or they will be found and
sent home. That applies
to all nationalities across
the board,” Immigration
Minister Vincent Peet
said.

Currently the 235
immigrants are being
held at the Carmichael

Road Detention Centre,
where they are being
processed.

Exercise

“Those that can show
documentation will be
released, but those than
cannot will be repatriat-
ed. I would like to
emphasise that this exer-
cise, which is ongoing,
applies to all nationali-
ties. This operation is not
targeting any one group
of persons, and no area of
the country will be unaf-
fected by this exercise,”
Minister Peet said.

When asked about the
possibility of likely opera-
tions in predominately
“Haitian” communities
such as the Mudd and
Pigeon Pea in Abaco,
Minister Peet said: “No
area in the Bahamas is off
limits to our security
forces. Any part of the
Bahamas where illegal
immigrants are will be
covered.”

Two years ago, the
United States of Ameri-
ca’s Homeland Security
department estimated
that there was 60,000 ille-
gal immigrants living in
the Bahamas.

Last year the country
repatriated 3,050 people,
2,500 of them back to
Haiti.

So far this year the
Department of Immigra-
tion has apprehended 670
illegal immigrants living
in the Bahamas.



a game of dice in the back of
his yard when an argument
arose between him and his
close friend, the court heard.

The case, which is being
heard before Justice Anita
Allen, began Thursday with
eyewitness Tomeko Simeon
telling the court that he,
along with Mckinney and St
Louis, lived with each other
for a period of time.

He said he had known
them both practically all of
his life. He said they worked
together and were friends.

Gambling

Mr Simeon told the court
that they, along with a group
of other men, were drinking
gin and juice and gambling.

St Louis lost all his money

and wanted to get back in the
game. McKinney's attorney

Dorsey McPhee asked the.

witness if he was aware that
McKinney had offered to buy
the cellular phone of the
deceased.

Mr Simeon said "Yes",
adding that St Louis said he
was not going to sell the
phone, but asked McKinney
if he wanted to have sex with
him for the phone. McKin-
ney began calling him a sissy,
and then obscenities were
hurled back and forth
between the two, he recalled.

He said he heard St Louis
say: "You don't know what
I have on me; I could kill you
now." He said he thought the
argument was over when he
saw Andrew go into his
house and close the door. But
St Louis followed him and
he, too, closed the door
behind him. He said he fol-
lowed his friend, and opened
the door to see McKinney
stabbing St Louis with a
black handled knife.

St Louis, he said, was push-
ing off McKinney. “Look
what Andrew did to me," Mr
Simeon told the court that he
recalled St Louis had said.
He said Andrew told him to
call the police.

A second eyewitness, Ish-
mael Charitable, also took
the stand. Attorney McPhee
asked the men if they knew
what "DPG" stood for,
putting it to them that it
stood for "Dog Pound
Gangstas" and that they were
a part of the gang.

Mr Charitable said the
argument was not over St
Louis not having any money,
because he had just been
paid and even if he did not
have money, he could have
gotten some from him, as he
was St Louis’ older cousin.

He said the argument
began because St Louis threw

i FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell

CARICOM decision

on OAS consensus
vote still to be made

THE decision: on whether CARICOM will come to a
consensus vote on who the body will support in the up
coming Organization of American States (OAS) elec-

tions has yet to be made.

Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell told The Tribune
yesterday that this may be the second to the last time
CARICOM will have an opportunity to agree on who to

back.

Mr Mitchell is attending the 16th intercessional meet-
ing of the conference of heads of government of CARI-

COM in Suriname.

Delegations

‘At the moment there is no consensus and Prime Min-
ister (PJ) Patterson (Jamaica) will canvas the various
delegations and get recommendations on where things
should be,” Mr Mitchell said. -

OAS elections have yet to be scheduled but it has been
suggested that they be held during the general'assembly
weekend in June in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

CARICOM has another opportunity to reach a con-
sensus when the Bahamas takes over the chairmanship of
the CARICOM Council on Foreign and Community
Relations (COFCOR) at a meeting in Freeport on May

31.
CARICOM is

expected

to chose between

Mexico’s Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez and
Chile’s Interior Minister José Miguel Insulza, said Mr

Mitchell.

A candidate must receive 18 votes to be elected, but the
Chilean has so far only received support from Argentina,
Brazil, Venezuela and Uruguay’s president elect Tabaré
Vazquéz, who will start his term on March 1.



a "nine" during the dice
game, and picked up the
money that McKinney did
not want him to pick up.

Both witnesses described
themselves as peacemakers
during the incident, telling
the men not to "go through
that".

Mr Charitable said McK-
inney told St Louis to leave
his yard, and St Louis left the
yard, but stood in the road
continuing his argument.

St Louis entered the yard
again when Andrew went in
his house, following him
there, where he was stabbed
in the stomach.

Accused.

The men said they saw
their friend's guts hanging
out and he was lying on the
floor by the front door of the
murder accused. He was 21-
years -old at the time of his

- death.

Detective Constable McK-
inney also testified, speaking
as an arresting officer. He
said the accused admitted to
the fatal stabbing.

A pool of blood was
noticed by the officers at the

front door, and there were ©

drippings from that area to
the kitchen sink, where a
bloody black handled knife
was found.

- The trial continues today
at 10am, with attorneys San-
dradee Gardiner and Sherita
Forbes prosecuting the
case.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

~ Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Govt. taken to task over schools

TEMPERS flared during debate on the
Rent Control Bill in the House of Assembly
on Wednesday when North Eleuthera MP
Alvin Smith accused government as land-
lords of the schools of not “leading the way”
in setting an acceptable minimum standard
for a landlord.

It became particularly tense when Mr
Smith referred to a June 24, 2004 investiga-
tion by the Structural Engineering Depart-
ment of the Ministry of Works and Utilities
— signed by the senior structural engineer —
which reported safety concerns about Blocks
A and B of AF Adderley School on Baillou
Hill and Harold Roads.

In reference to the Martin Town Primary
School, in Grand Bahama, Mr Smith quoted
the Minister of Education as saying that “no
student would be allowed to sit in any con-
demned building once it has been brought
to their (the Ministry’s) attention.”

Referring to the AF Adderley school in
Nassau he contended that a portion of that
school had been condemned by the Ministry
of Works, but the Ministry was only now —
eight months later — doing what the 2004
report recommended should be done urgent-
ly. He also contended that the Ministry was
only now doing the critical repairs because of
teachers’ protests.

“If the teachers had not demonstrated,”
said Mr Smith, “nothing would have hap-
pened.”

Education Minister Alfred Sears dis-
agreed. He said that the Ministry was ready: to
do the repairs last year, but the September
hurricanes intervened. “If it weren’t for the
hurricanes,” he said, “the repairs would have
already been done.” |

Mr Smith pointed out that the urgent
repairs should have been completed in the
summer before the hurricanes, which came at
the end of the summer when schools were
scheduled to open.

Mr Sears took exception to Mr Smith’s
“misrepresentation that the school had been
condemned.”

He said there was no report that conclud-
ed that “as of this day any building is con-
demned consistent with the policy of the Min-
istry of Works as there is no counter-certifi-
cation by a private firm that any part of AF
Adderley is condemned. What the report
does say is that certain portions of the school
— Block H — it is making recommendations
that the process of condemnation be under-
taken... What it does say is for the year
2004/2005. The report that I read spoke
prospectively, not retroactively. It says it
should be for a future point in time.”

DON STAINTON

Apparently, the Ministry’s report is not
valid until there is a second independent
opinion.

Mr Sears claimed that Mr Smith had done
him a serious disservice by deliberately mis-
representing the situation.

The Speaker intervened. “You claimed,”
he said addressing Mr Smith, “that the school
was condemned. The Minister reported that
it was not so. The Chair is directing you to
withdraw.’

“You can do what you want to do,” said a
defiant Mr Smith. “I will not withdraw.”

Mr Sears smoothed matters over by
announcing the Ministry’s appointment of a
special technical action group for the exclu-
sive purpose of keeping | the schools in good
repair.

But the Speaker had not forgotten. He
told Mr Smith that he would review Hansard
to hear what he had actually said — whether
he had in fact claimed that the school had
been condemned.

Based on his findings he would make a
decision on Mr Smith.

Maybe we can save the good gentleman ~

the tedium of listening to Hansard.

Mr Smith did in fact say that the school
had been condemned. He was quoting direct-
ly from the Ministry of Works & Utilities’
June 24, 2004 “structural investigation” of
the school’s.blocks A and H.

The engineers also found that “the con-

_ crete belt beams (in Block ‘A) at the first
. floor and roof level are also severely deteri-

orating in a number of locations.” In anoth-
er area of Block A it concluded that “some
spall areas are thick and extensive and poten-
tially could fall in large sheets.”

- As for Block H “the spalling concrete pos-
es an imminent safety concern for students
and staff.”

Among its recommendations for the front
compound the Ministry’s Structural Engi-
neering Department said:

“1. Immediately scale the loose concrete
throughout the balcony floor and roof slabs as
well as the belt beams as identified.

“3. School to be condemned and demol-
ished prior to the 2005/2006 school year.

We presume that the work now being
done is on the sole recommendation of the
Ministry of Works without co- certification
of a private firm.

However, that is neither here nor there.
What is important is that the Ministry gets on
with the work that the engineers in 2004 con-
sidered urgent.

As for Mr Smith — the Speaker would
do well to let the matter drop.



In need of
national
repentance

EDITOR: The Tribune.

LIKE countless others, I
share the view that the Mem-
ber of Parliament for

. Marathon, Mr Ron Pinder,

acted arrogantly when he
entered the tarmac of the
Nassau International Airport,
and boarded a flight without
going through the proper pro-
cedures. Unfortunately, Mr
Pinder exhibited an apparent
view that has been and con-
tinues to be far too prevalent
among those who are elected
to our Parliament — that
being an MP (especially a
government MP) implicitly
grants exceptions to laws,
rules and procedures that
apply to ordinary citizens.
However, more than being
bothered by Mr Pinder’s
actions at the airport, I was
impressed by his courage in

Dawa

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the House of Assembly — he
apologised for his actions. By
apologising, Mr Pinder did the
right thing and is to be com-
mended and supported for
doing so. His example is a
reminder that we all in differ-
ent ways and at different
times fall short of what is
expected and required of us
and that, when we do, we
must do our best to show
remorse and humility and try
to make things right. It is for
this reason that I am in sheer
amazement when IJ hear oth-
ers directly and indirectly lam-
basting Mr Pinder (even after
his apology) while they con-
veniently overlook and

We no longer believe
anything the Government says

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WE SEEM these days moreso than ever to move from one
crisis into another and usually the previous crisis is not
resolved except another crisis conveniently comes along
which pushes the first crisis into the background. Nothing

resolved.

In 2000 the Census told us that 214,282 persons in the age
group over 15 years 128,931 described themselves as being

untrained.

For too long we have gullibly swallowed the spin that we all _
should become entrepreneurs however no one understands
the terms and requirements of our banking system.

Government, be it'the politicians or the alleged Civil Ser-
vice, never get out of ‘park’ when it comes to processing
investment proposals — how long ago did we first hear about
Gold Rock Film Studio? Not back in 1997. LNG not since
1996. Cable Beach over the past 14 months. Ginn the same.

Ask the average Bahamian and they will tell you — we no
longer believe anything the Government says.

My suggestion is put a For Sale sign over BEC-BaTelCo-
Water & Sewerage - Nassau Flight Services-Bahamas Devel-
opment Bank-Bahamasair as is and Government should not
retain a single share. Conditional in the sale the purchasers
will pay an annual ‘concession licence fee’ based on net prof-

it.

School leaving age must be 17 years and no student leaves
without a trade. This would be funded by investors rather than
giving them concessions the value of concessions would be

applied to underwrite this cost.

Great the Chinese are coming — caution will the Chinese
like what they find? Minister Wilchcombe please contract
urgently a Chinese consultant to advise us whether our
Tourism product is of an acceptable standard for the Chinese?

H HUMES
Nassau,
February 5, 2005.



remain publicly silent on the
very obvious and mote seri-
ous matter of the rape allega-
tion (now withdrawn) against
the Hon Bradley Roberts,
MP. Such duplicitous actions
remind me of the words of
Jesus when he scolded the
Pharisees for straining out
gnats while swallowing
camels.

It was patently obvious to
me (and I’m sure to those
who have and continue to ver-
bally beat the apologetic Mr
Pinder) that in his public
statements Mr Roberts only
denied raping the com-
plainant, but I did not hear
him denying consensual sexu-
al relations. This being the
case, the commission of adul-
tery ought to arise in the mind
of any thinking person. Why
then'has there been almost
collective silence by church
leaders and others on the
apparent adultery issue?
Which is the weightier
sin...breaching security or
committing adultery? How is
it that we can do what
amounts to courageously
speaking our own words,
“thou shalt not commit secu-
rity breaches”, and then con-
veniently neglect speaking
God’s Word, “thou shalt not
commit adultery"? I ask
these questions especially of
those who are “straining at
the gnat” of Mr Pinder’s pre-
sumption while “swallowing
the camel” of Mr Roberts’
apparent actions.

Why is “human wrath”
being‘poured' out on benign
issues‘like a security breach
(for which an apology was giv-
en) while casual indifference
is sighed on serious issues like
unapologetic adultery? All of
this is a further tell-tale sign
that we in this country des-
perately need national repen-
tance, starting with church
leaders. s

In the face of all of this,
may all of us who are called
by Christ’s name fall on our
faces in deep, genuine repen-
tance, trusting that as we do
He will hear from heaven, for-
give our sins and heal our
land, beginning with His
church.

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@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

TO RESOLVE the land own-
ership problem in Moore’s Island
off Abaco, the government pro-
poses to acquire all of the island’s
land in order to convey clear title
to the persons now residing in the
area, said Minister of Housing and
National Insurance Shane Gib-
son.

“What we found in Moore’s
Island is that none of the residents
presently living on the island have
good title to the properties of
which they are living on now. A
lot of them express an interest in
going to the banks to get loans,
to upgrade their homes and to get
into business ventures, and some-
times try to use the equities in
their homes as collateral for loans.
But because they do not have
good title, they are unable to do
so,” said Mr Gibson.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune Mr Gibson emphasised that
the government will acquire the
land only with the agreement of
the residents. The government is
investigating who owns the land,
whether it is generation property,
commonage, or whether it is
Crown land.

Property

Chief Councillor on the island
Lillian Laing said as far as she is
aware most of the property in the
settlement of The Bight is gener-
ational property. On the other
hand, she said she does not know
who owns the property in Hard
Bargain.

Mrs Laing told The Tribune
that she was told that an investor
wanted to build on the island, but
couldn’t because no one knew
who owns the land to sell.

She added that when people
are building a house, local gov-
ernment writes them a letter so
that they can be aware that they
are building on the property at
their own risk.

Mrs Laing said: “Once they are
going to give the title back to each
individual, I would be happy
about it. I would have title to my
property, my children and the oth-
er people here. Especially the
young men who are growing up
here, they really need title to their
property. Later down we don’t





property’ and just take it away
from them. So, if the government
could help us now it would be bet-
ter for the future.”

Local government will write up
a petition and residents who agree
with the proposal will endorse it
with their signatures. The petition
will then be sent to the central
government.

Mr Gibson said that if govern-
ment acquires the land, it would
be sold back to the residents for
an extremely small fee equating to
“maybe just a couple of hundred
dollars”.

“Tt is all in the hands of the
residents of Moore’s Island now.
Based on what the government
wants to do, it creates an excellent

opportunity for residents for the |.

first time to actually own a piece
| of the rock. We would be mov-
ing also to put a formula together
to determine how we would dis-

pose of the land that is not
presently occupied,” he said.
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Donation to hospital
may be a lifesaver

& By KILAH ROLLE
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE chance of survival for
Bahamians suffering from a
heart attack used to be hin-
dered from the lack of portable
emergency equipment, but a
generous donation given to the
public health system yesterday
may mean the difference
between life and death.

Two charitable organisa-
tions, The Sir Victor Sassoon
(Bahamas) Heart Foundation,
and the Lyford Cay Founda-
tion; along with tennis pro
Mark Knowles, donated a total
of 13 defibrillators to the Pub-
lic Hospital Authority, at a val-
ue of more than $50,000.

The use of defibrillators,
devices that can restart a heart
with an electric shock, is con-
sidered the critical link to sav-
ing a victim’s heart during car-
diac arrest, and according to
the American Heart Associa-
tion, cardiopulmonary resus-
citation (CPR) rescue attempts
using electric defibrillation
improves survival rates by as
much as 49 per cent.

Up until yesterday howev-
er, the majority of public
ambulances in the Bahamas
were not equipped with the
lifesaving equipment.

The reason for this, accord-
ing to Coralie Adderley the
Chief Hospital Administrator
for Princess Margaret Hospital,
is the public health system,
although in urgent need of the
equipment, faced serious bud-
getary constraints, “especially
in light of the recent hurri-
canes.”

She explained that the hos- ’

pital’s former three defibrilla-
tors, which are used on a daily
basis throughout the institu-
tion, were replaced. last
month with three donated
brand new Zoll M-Series units
for immediate use in the Male

‘Surgical Ward, the Medical

Ward and the Paediatrics

“Ward. oz

Although extremely grate:
ful for the gift, the problem
she said is there was still a
need for more units.

Ambulances

Paul Newbold, co-ordinator |

of the National Emergency
Medical Services said the
majority of the 14 ambulances
in New Providence and Grand
Bahama, needed the devices
as well, but could not be fitted
with them because of bud-
getary constraints.

An additional 10 defibrilla-
tors were donated yesterday,
out of which three will be
placed in the central lobby of

the Princess Margaret Hospital

and seven are to be installed in
the ambulances. The final two
units, according to representa-
tives of the Lyford Cay Foun-
dation, are earmarked for
deployment in public places.
The location for these units
have not yet been determined.

“We believe that getting
these units into the hands of
qualified medical profession-
als will save the lives of many
men, women and children,”
stated Kylie Nottage of the
Gifts and Grants Committee
of the Lyford Cay Foundation,
“and we are grateful that we
are able to assist in making this
happen.”

She added that her organi-
sation, in addition to support-
ing local organisations, have
awarded in excess of $1 mil-
lion in scholarships to more
than 1,200 Bahamian students.

Dr Duane Sands, trustee of
the Sir Victor Sassoon Heart
said the Foundation since its
inception in 1961 has been
actively involved in cardiac
care, primarily with children
in the country.

Dr Sands said the Heart
Foundation has been respon-
sible for providing appropri-
ate cardiac care to more than
3,000 patients and constantly
seeks ways to make contribu-
tions to the Bahamian com-
munity for cardiac care.

“Heart disease is so rampant
in the community,” continued
Dr Sands, “and we needed.to
make sure that Bahamian peo-
ple have the availability of life
saving defibrillators, not only
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live. These heart saving devices
will go a long way to expedit-
ing good cardiac care in this
country.”

Dr Sands explained that
when cardiac arrest occurs, the
heart starts to beat chaotically
and cannot pump blood effi-
ciently. If a normal heart
rhythm isn't restored in min-
utes, the person will die.
Health experts claim that for
every minute without defibril-
lation, the odds of survival
drop seven to 10 per cent.

Response

Mr Newbold explained that
quick emergency medical
surgery response is not always
possible but with the addition
of the units, when the emer-
gency team arrives, much more
can be done to save a victim
of cardiac arrest.

“It is important to also
establish public access defib-
rillation programmes to help
ensure that the people most
likely to arrive first at a
medical emergency are
equipped to help,” added Mr
Newbold.

Mr Newbold said that two
key things for the survival in
cardiac care are: Early access
to the Emergency Medical Ser-
vices system, including early
CPR and defibrillation; and

increased training and equip- .

ment.

@ TWO charitable organisa-
tions represented by (left) R E
Barnes, Chairman of the Sir
Victor Sassoon (Bahamas)
Heart Foundation, and (right)
Kylie Nottage of Gifts & Grants
Comunittee of the Lyford Cay
Foundation, yesterday donated
several Automated External
Defibrillators (AED) to the

Public Hospitals Authority for |

improved cardiac care in the
country. Pictured in the centre
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Bahamas Information
Services

PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie said Thursday. that he
intends to leave as his legacy a master plan for the development
of every major island in the Bahamas.

Prime Minister Christie’s pledge was made as he accepted the

final report on the transformation of downtown Nassau into an |
attractive metropolis, submitted by the noted land-based design.

and planning firm, EDAW, at the Office of the Prime Minister,
Cable Beach.

In 2004, Prime Minister Christie engaged the services Sof
EDAW’s Intern Programme to develop a strategy for the
restoration of the country’s business Mecca as an attractive
retail centre for residents, visitors, cruise ships port, Government
complex and 24-hour urban tropical neighbourhood.

Last year, 19 interns, including Bahamian Jared Davis, a stu-
dent at Georgia Institute of Technology, participated in

| EDAW’s 24th Annual Summer Student Programme to re-cre-
ate the city of Nassau from Arawak Cay to Montagu.

Success

Barbara Faga, chairperson of the Board of the Atlanta-based
EDAW,, read from the report: “The success of this workshop is
due to the warmth and hospitality shown to all involved by
the Rt Hon Perry Christie, Prime Minister, as well as the Hotel
Corporation of the Bahamas and the people of the Bahamas.”

Commending EDAW for its work, the Prime Minister said
the Government has also approved work on master plans for the
islands of Eleuthera and Exuma, and the proposed Clifton Cay
development. The proposed developers of Cable Beach have
also retained EDAW.

“Clearly, EDAW has a very firm fitting i in the Bahamas and
you therefore have a lot to do with our future,” the Prime
Minister said.

With respect to Bay Street, he acknowledged former Cabinét
Minister George Mackey, who approached him with a view to
recapturing the historic ambiance and physical setting of Bay
Street, and to have it play a more meaningful role in the tourism
product of New Providence,,.

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Deputy PM meets with
pastors and deaconesses

ELEVEN women pastors
and deaconesses met with the
Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of
National Security and an
ordained minister, on
Wednesday, February 2 at the
Cabinet Room in the
Churchill Building.

The women discussed rele-
vant issues relating to the well
being of the nation and its
people and reasonable and
successful solutions to these
problems. Standing from left
are Rev Dr Marilyn Thomp-
son, pastor, Mt Paran Baptist
Church; Rev Dr Gloria Fer-
guson, pastor, Mt Ararat Bap-
tist Church; Rev Patricia
Williamson, pastor, Shammah
Temple of Grace; Mrs Althea
Davies, wife of Bishop Ros
Davies, pastor of Golden

Gates Assembly World Out-
reach Ministries; Deaconess
Patricia Moxey, the New Mt
Zion Baptist Church; Rev
Helen McPhee, Agape Full
Gospel Baptist Church; Rev
Roslyn Astwood, St Stephen’s
Baptist Faith Praise and Wor-
ship Centre; and minister Lin-
da Hall, wife of pastor Rev Dr
Simeon Hall, New Covenant
Baptist Church. Seated from
left are Rev Dr Marina Sands,
pastor, Judaea Baptist Church;
the Deputy Prime Minister;
Rev Dr Lavania Stewart, pas-
tor, New Mt Zion Baptist
Church; and Rev Dr Inez
Rolle, Wings of an Eagle
Deliverance Centre.

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Power cords to be rep

@ By PAUL G.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter



MICROSOFT announced yesterday that
as a precautionary measure it will volun-
tarily replace the power cords on 14.1 mil-
lion XBOX consoles worldwide.

Citing that a defect in the power cords
has caused some minor burns to users and
property, this recall represents a signifi-
cant portion of the company’s 20 million
consoles installed worldwide.

The recall will cover all XBOX’s made
for Continental Europe before January
13, 2004, and the rest of the world before
October 23, 2003.

Dates

Robbie Sach, chief XBOX officer for .

Microsoft told the Reuters news agency
that consoles built after those dates were
designed in such a way that the failure no
longer occurred.

"It ends up being a combination of both
things in the box and circumstances," he
said: "It did take us quite a bit of time to
understand that there was a challenge.”



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or limited to the tip of the power cord at
the back of the gaming unit.

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weeks to arrive, and persons wishing to
replace their power cords can do so by
visiting the company’s website
at www.xbox.com. Cus-
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asked to turn off
their consoles when
not in use, to limit
the possibility of
the cords overload-
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Andros gets back to

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS





with science ciaemauacie

THE first Andros Science
Conference was held at Love at
First Sight Lodge, in Stafford
Creek, Andros recently. The
purpose of the conference was
to highlight advances in the Nat-
ural Sciences and how they
relate to Andros Island and to
the Bahamian archipelago as a
whole. This conference was pri-
marily organised by Prescott
Smith of Bahamas Conservation
and Sportsfishing Association,
Dr Ethan Fried from the Uni-
versity of Tampa, Florida and
Dr Larry Weidman, from the
University of Saint Francis, Indi-
ana.

Species

The conference started with a
half day long Conservation Area
Planning workshop hosted by
The Nature Conservancy, which
focused on the identification of
habitats, species, and unique
natural features, which should
be the focus of Andros conser-
vation efforts. Other topics
addressed at The Andros Sci-
ence conference included:

e Ways to control the spread
of invasive plants, —

e Pine yard and fire ecology,

e Groundwater resource
issues related to excessive
withdrawal and contamination,

¢ The health of Andros coral
reefs and the eastern coast line,

e The ecology and conserva-
tion of the endangered Andros
Iguana,

e The assessment and
restoration of tidal creeks and
their importance as a nursery
habitat for conch, lobster, fin-
fish and bonefish, and

e The preservation of
Androsian Culture.

The goal of the conference
was to share information and
research findings about Andros
with all interested individuals,
who can best use the informa-
tion being collected. Much of
Andros Island is made up: of
wetlands that link interdepen-
dent land.and marine habitats

_ including, coral barrier reefs,
mangrove flats, tidal creeks and
pine forests. The pine forests
help to protect the large pockets
of groundwater, which provide





Cay sports day.

_They were whisked to the Bahamas Humane Society
were they have been bathed, dewormed and fed. Coco,
who is rusty coloured, and Lucky, who is black and
tan have potential homes however Queenie the black
puppy is still in need of a home.

The Lyford Cay School has agreed to sponsor the
pups. If you have a fenced in yard and would like to
adopt a puppy, please contact the Bahamas Humane
Society for adoption requirements. Tel: 323-5138
(Photo: Mario Duncanson)

freshwater to a large proportion
of Bahamians and visitors alike.
Tidal creek systems also serve
as important nursery grounds for
commercially important species,
such as lobster, conch, and snap-
per. In addition, the creeks pro-
vide important bonefish habitat,
to an island now recognised as
the “bonefish capital of the
world”. The information pre-
sented at this conference aimed
to provide useful insight into the
appropriate management of
these important natural
resources.

This workshop was inspired
by the efforts of the very suc-
cessful Abaco Science Alliance
Conference held on Abaco in
January 2004 and it is hoped that
other science workshops will be
held in the future on other

islands to continue the sharing of -

knowledge and natural science
information collected, with the
broader community.

Attended

The workshop was well
attended by over 150 partici-
pants, including individuals from
the BEST Commission, Water
and Sewerage Corporation, The
National Museum of The
Bahamas — Antiquities, Monu-
ments, and Museums , the
Bahamas National Trust,
Friends of the Environment
(Abaco), Forfar Field Station,
Andros Conservancy and Trust,

College of the Bahamas, The -

Nature Conservancy, Andros
residents, and scientists from
various US universities, who
have been conducting research
on Andros for a number of
years. ;
Mr Vincent Peet, Minister of
Labour and Immigration and
Member of Parliament for North
Andros and the Berry Islands,
stated in his closing remarks that
he was pleased with the
outcome of the conference and
encouraged the conference
organisers to host similar con-

ferences on Andros in the

future.

He was very suppottive of the
establishment of new parks and
protected areas on Andros.





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Eleanor Phillips (Director, The Nature Conservancy), Mr Rivean Gibson (Forfar Field Station), Dr Ethan Fried a (Unlvereity of
Tampa, Florida), Mr Prescott Smith (President, Bahamas Sportsfishing & Conservation Association).

A copy of the proceedings or
information presented at the
Nature Conservancy’s conserva-
tion area planning workshop can
be obtained by contacting The
Nature Conservancy at 327-2414
or Bahamas@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is a
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Prairie dog towns also have
sentries, which is a prairie dog
that sits on‘a high observation
point and looks for danger.
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owls prey upon prairie dogs and
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KEMP’S FUNERAL HOME LIMITED:

Established 1950
P.O. Box N-1222, 22 Palmdale Avenue, Palmdale
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas

MONICA MARY TRUMP
ALBURY HENNESSEY

Was born in Bouremouth, England on February asthe 4
1920. When Monica was 3 years old, the family moved
to Canada where his father, Major General E. B. Trump: :
had been sent from England to train the Canadian Arm.
Permanent Forces for World War I. While living in Canada:
Monica started competitive swimming and eventually."
won 2 gold medals in the British Empire Games. In 1936%%
she was picked to represent Canada in swimming at the
Olympic Games to be held in Berlin. Her family, however;
would not let her participate, as Europe was on the verg S
of another war. Also, because Monica was only 16 years®
of age, her father did not want her to attend if he could»
not accompany her because of his duties in the War Office in Ottawa



However, all was not lost, as Monica’s life was to change dramatically. Her parents visite
the Bahamas in 1936 and took Monica with them. It was in Nassau on New Years Eve, a
a dance at Government House, that she met her future husband, Robert Andrew (Jack
Albury. Little did she know that 4 years later she would return to Nassau to marry him

Jack was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada, and soon after their marriage, they wer
transferred to Kingston, Jamaica. While in Kingston, their two daughters were born, Judit
Anne and Wendy Suzanne. After spending 4 years in Kingston, the Alburys moved home:
to Nassau where Jack took over his father’s wholesale business, Stanley V. S. Albury & Son.
Ltd. Their only son, Peter Andrew, and a third daughter, Patsy Yvonne were born in Nassau.:
In 1986 her husband of 45 years passed away. se

In 1987 Monica married John Richard Hennessey whom she had known for many years. %
Jack, as he was known, had come to Nassau with the Canadian Troops in the war. He was: -
a widower. They were married for 16 years. He passed away in 2003.:

During her lifetime Monica was a member of the I.0.D.E., the Red Cross, the Nassau Garden:
Club, ‘the Bahamas National Trust and the Cancer Society of the Bahamas. Monica also: :
served nine years as a “Yellow Bird” volunteer in the Princess Margaret Hospital, and for:
many years up until the present time was a volunteer at Doctors’ Hospital: ‘I

She is survived by her four children, Patsy Gape, Wendy Sawyer, Judith Higgs and Peter”
Albury and their spouses, Ritchie Sawyer, Monty Higgs and Alison Albury; nine grandchildren;:-
Jennifer Sweeting, Kathy Morris, Richard Sawyer, Andrew Higgs, Christopher Higgs, Kelly-:
Adamowich, Victoria Albury, Alexandra Major and Justin Gape. She is also survived by*:
two sisters, Wendy Nesbitt and Ann Boreland of Toronto, Canada and a brother, Peter Trump:
of Greece, as well as twelve great grandchildren and numerous friends and other relatives.~ %

A memorial service for The Late Monica Mary Trump Albury Hennessey, will be held at
Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau, The Bahamas, on Monday, 21st February: 1
2005 at 3:00 pm. ;

The Very Reverend Dean Patrick L Adderley, Dean of Nassau and Father Michael Gittens .
Priest Vicar will officiate and interment will be in The Gardens of Remembrance, Christe
Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau.

Instead of flowers the family request that donations be sent to The Salvation Ar my‘ ‘
P.O. Box N-205, Nassau, The Bahamas in memory of Monica M Hennessey Sy


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S THE Business
Group of
Amnesty International
(UK) puts it: “The global
economy offers unprece-
dented opportunities to
business. Transnational
companies are investing in
and. sourcing from an ever-
ineteasing number of
enjerging markets. These
opportunities bring with
thém serious threats to
business - operating in con-
flict zones, under regimes
with a weak rule of law
where human rights are
violated, where corruption
is rife”.

Human rights violations
deStabilise the investment
climate. At stake are
employee safety, company
asséts, project viability and
corporate reputation. As
the influence of global
companies grows in the
world economy, and as
their impact on the soci-
eties in which they work
deepens, it is becoming evi-
dent that their licence to
opérate and their reputa-
tian depend on their
aceeptability to society at
large.

Respect for human rights
is at the core of this accept-
ability. Without a firm
commitment to upholding
international human rights
standards, companies are
exposing themselves to
risk, A framework of inter-
national standards exists in
the Universal Declaration
of, Human Rights and core
labour standards of the
International Labour
Organisation which can
help companies shape their
human rights principles
and practice.



~



H How does Amnesty
International work
towards these objectives?

Amnesty International
establishes a dialogue with
companies through busi-
ness groups in country-lev-
el sections. This work is
coordinated by the Busi-
ness and Economic Rela-
tions Network (BERN).
Please see also Al’s publi-
cation ‘Human Rights are
Everybody’s Business’
(POL34/008/2002).

@ Does Amnesty
International write a code
of conduct for a compa-
ny?

No. But Amnesty Inter-
national provides Human
Rights Principles for Com-
panies (ACT 70/001/1998)
which lists the principles
companies should bear in
mind to develop a code of
conduct. The principles
also include other interna-

tional standards, conven-.

tions and protocols which
apply to companies.“

H Does Amnesty
Internationai assess risk
for multinational compa-
nies?

No, but Amnesty Inter-
national (UK) and the
Prince of Wales Interna-

plant in Bhopal, India on
the night of 2/3 December
1984. Over the last 20 years
exposure to the toxins has
resulted in the deaths of a
further 15,000 people as
well as chronic and debili-
tating illnesses for thou-



“Without a firm
commitment to upholding
international human rights
standards, companies are
exposing themselves to

risk.”



tional Business Leader
Forum (IBLF) collaborated

‘to produce a series of-sev-

en detailed maps, which
depict. where human rights
abuses and violations exist
and where leading North
America and European
Multinational companies
are at risk of being associ-
ated with them. The col-
lection of maps A geogra-

phy of corporate risk cov-

ers the extractive, food and
beverages, pharmaceutical
and chemical, infrastruc-
ture and utilities, heavy
manufacturing and utilities,
defence and IT hardware

and telecommunications

sectors.

@ Clouds of Injustice:
Bhopal disaster 20 Years
on

More than 7,000 people
died within a matter of

days when toxic gases_
‘leaked from a chemical

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The disaster shocked the
world and. raised funda-
mental questions about
government and corporate
responsibility for industrial
accidents that devastate
human life and local envi-

‘ronments. Yet 20 years lat-

er, the survivors still await
just compensation, ade-
quate medical assistance
and treatment, and com-
prehensive economic and
social rehabilitation. The
plant site, has still not been
cleaned up. As a result,
toxic wastes continue to

pollute the environment |

and contaminate water that
surrounding communities
rely on.

B “We have to travel at
least two kilometres to
get clean water... My
health is so bad that it
prevents me from carrying

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the water I need from
there.”

Hasina Bi of Atal Ayub
Nagar, a neighbourhood in
Bhopal near the plant, has
been drinking the water
from the hand-pump near
her house for 18 years.

Despite determined
efforts by survivors to
secure justice, they have
been denied adequate com-
pensation and appropriate
and timely medical assis-
tance and rehabilitation.
Union Carbide Corpora-
tion (UCC), then owner of
the pesticide factory in
Bhopal, and Dow Chemi-
cal, which merged with
UCC in 2001, have publicly
denied all responsibility for
the leak and the resulting
damage. Astonishingly, no

one has been held respon-

sible.

The Bhopal case illus-
trates how companies
evade their human rights
responsibilities and under-
lines the need to establish a
universal human rights
framework that can be
applied to companies
directly. Governments have
the primary responsibility
for protecting the human
rights of communities
endangered by the activi-
ties of corporations, such

,as those employing haz-

ardous technology. How-
ever, as the influence and
reach of companies have
grown, there has been a
developing consensus that

they must be brought with- :

in the framework of inter-
national human rights stan-
dards

To find out more about
human rights and business,

' visit*the Amnesty Interna-





tional website at
www.amnesty.org or con-
tact the local office of
Amnesty international at
327 0807. Copies of The
UN Human Rights Norms
For Business: Towards
Legal Accouatability and
The Hunan Rights

Responsibilities of Compa-
nies, are available for local
businesses who are inter-
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Parties, Nightclubs
. & Restaurants



Cool Runnings returns with “Rising Sun” Con-
scious Party @ Hard Rock Cafe,. Charlotte St
North on Friday, February 18. Classic reggae
style music. Admission $10.

Mellow Moods starting this Sunday, Febru-
ary 20, and every Sunday after @ Fluid Lounge
and Nightclub, featuring hits from yesterday — old
school reggae and rockers downstairs, and gold-
en oldies upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open
9pm.

Rave Saturdays.@ The All New Club Eclipse.
DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool.
Admission $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, includ-
ing karaoke warm-up drink to get you started.
Party, 8pm-until.

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Night-
club. Begins 10pm every Tuesday. Weekly win-
ners 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 drink.

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.

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 Phiiieday’
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11. 30pm. Cover
charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Twisted Boodah Bar & Lotnngeey 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 mid-
night. Admission: Ladies free before HEPES $15
after; Guys $20 all night.

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

Hard Rock Cafe Fridays, Rising Sun — Rock
changes to reggae for one night a week. Party
from 9pm - 2am, Charlotte St North.

Dicky Mo’s Fridays @ Cable Beach. Happy
Hour - 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots.

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
welcomes greeks, college grads and smooth oper-
ators. Admission $15 all night, $10 for greeks in
letters. Music by DJ Palmer, security strictly
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‘Love is still in the air’



beautify your surroundings.

hough Valentine’s Day has passed, the Nassau Garden Club says that love is
still in the air. And on Saturday, this love is being displayed in an all natural
way. The club, which was formed in 1931, will be hosting a Flower Show with
Design Exhibits and Horticultural Specimens, all there to “entice” you to

It will be an afternoon full of natural beauty where stalls of items from the Bahamas
National Trust, beautiful jewellery by various artisans, preserves made by local Bahami-:
ans, and exotic Orchids from Flamingo Nurseries will be up for sale. Soft drinks: and
snacks by the Discovery Club children will also be available.

It means that for those who love plants, all roads lead to The Retreat Gardens on Vil-
lage Road (opposite Queen’s College) this Saturday from 2.30pm to 6pm. Admission: $3

(adults); $1 (children under 12).

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 e Patio Grille, British

Colonial Hotel.

Wet Sundays, every Sunday, noon-midnight
@ Crystal Cay Beach. Admission $10, ladies free.

Carib Scene @ Club Fluid every Sunday. A

“night of Caribbean, Latin and Reggae flavours

for all audiences. Latin Flair in the VIP Lounge;
Old School Reggae and Soca in the Main
Lounge. Ladies in free before 11pm. $10 after
11pm. Men, $15 cover charge.

Rafter — Jan 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.
Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the
After Dark Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to mid-
night. Fine food and drinks.

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

The Arts

Island Girls Sandi George and Kimberly
Sturrup-Roberts are exhibiting fabric paint-
ings, quilts and drawings at the Central Bank
of the Bahamas. The show opens Monday,
February 14 and runs through Friday, Febru-







ary: 25. Opening reception on PaMEScay: Feb-
ruary 17, 6pm.

Mural Painting - Part 2 @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas. This project, which
started last Saturday, is designed to give stu-
dents an opportunity to work on a large-scale
mural on the corner of the boundary wall of

_ the NAGB. Students will continue to work

on the design and conceptual development of
the mural this week. This Kid’s Worshop
Series by the National Art Gallery of the
Bahamas is facilitated by Toby Lunn and
Taino Bullard on Saturday, February 19, 10am
- 3pm. Age group: 12-18 years. Cost: $15 mem-
bers/$20 non-members (lunch included).

Dr Ian Strachan, author, playwright and

poet will share his views on “Junkanoo’s Place -

in Bahamian Art and Culture” at the Nation-
al Art Gallery of the Bahamas’ Issues Forum
Series on Thursday, February 24, 6pm @ the
gallery on West and West Hill Sts.

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a journey through the his-
tory of fine art in the Bahamas. It features
signature pieces from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry,
Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday,
1lam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

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-Sat-

urday, 11am-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours. .

The Awakening Landscape: The Nassau
Watercolours of Gaspard Le Marchand Tup-
per, from the collection of Orjan and'Amanda

Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery of the

Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paint-
ings that make up the exhibition are part of
one of the earliest suites of paintings of Nassau








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and its environs. Tupper was a British military
officer stationed at Fort Charlotte in the 1850s.
The works show a pre-modern Bahamas
through the decidely British medium of water-
colour. Gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday,
1lam-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

Health



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
classes certified by the AHA. The course defines
the warning signs of respiratory arrest and gives
prevention strategies to avoid sudden death syn-
drome 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 Saturday of the month from 9am-

1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community.

Training Representative at 302-4732 for more
information and learn fo save'a life today.

Civie Clubs



The Rahsanas Historical Society will eee on
Thursday, February 17, 6pm @ the-Museum on °:

Shirley St and Elizabeth Ave. Peter Barratt will
give a presentation on his historical novel,
“Bahama Saga”. A book signing will follow the
meeting. The public is invited to attend.

The Nassau Garden Club is having a Flower
Show with design exhibits and horticultural spec-
imens on Saturday, February 19 from 2.30pm-
6pm @ The Retreat on Village Road (opposite
Queen’s College). The show will feature some-
thing for the whole family — soft drinks and
snacks, beautiful jewellery, homemade preserves
and exotic orchids from Flamingo Nurseries.
Admission: Adults $3 and children under 12 $1.

Toastmasters Club 1905 meets Tuesday,
7.30pm @ BEC Cafe, Tucker Rd. Club 9477
meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas Baptist Commu-
nity College Rm A19, Jean St. Club 3956 meets
Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial Hilton.
Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Super-

"Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @
- The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building,
Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday
6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.

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

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord’s Restaurant,
Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589

for more info.

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

The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month
in the Board Room of the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel, Bay St.

Send all your civic and social events to The Tri-
bune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail: outthere@tri-
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Pair allegedly thrown from
bus appeal to government

FROM page one

Martin) and government have a
role to play in securing our
roads,” said Mr Thompson.

The British High Commission
in the Bahamas made a note of
the incident and sent it to their
offices in the UK advising a
slight amendment to their trav-
el advice to say: “Extra care
should be taken if travelling on
the local bus service after dusk
on routes away from the main
tourist routes along Cable
Beach and East and West Bay
Streets.”

“My clients are concerned
about what the government is
going to say and do in these cir-
cumstances. The ministry
should approach these people
and tell us what happened and
tell us what we can do to correct
this problem,” Mr Thompson
said.

Mr Thompson said the gov-
ernment should consider tak-
ing control of the public trans-
port system in light of this inci-
dent.

“The question is are the bus
owners doing a good enough
job to police some of these

renegade bus drivers?” the ~

lawyer asked.






































FROM page one

also allowed to be caught.

ble entire closed season. ©

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being wrongfully singled out
as perpetrators and partici-
‘pants in the mayhem of that

many of whom are innocent.”

Mr Gibson told the House
that he was in Nassau Village
shortly after the incident
erupted. He said he could per-
sonally vouch for the “good
and orderly behaviour of
many persons whom I have
good reason to believe have
been unfairly targeted.”

“This country cannot allow
the guilty parties in the Nas-
sau Village disturbances to go
unpunished. But this country
must also ensure that we do
that which is just and that we
bring the right persons before
the courts.”

He said many of his con-
stituents have come to him
because they fear that they
and their families are being

which were allowed to be caught. The Dew-
fish, he explained which is a deep water fish
closely resembles the Nassau Grouper but was

The Nassau Grouper is olive green to brown,

- with a white stripe and a black saddle on the tail.
Mr Deleveaux said the ban is likely to remain
a permanent fixture on the fishing calendar
although he said the: ‘ininistry may re- ~evalwatée**
the time frame - whether it be one month like
-last year, two months like'this year, or a possi-

He said there remains a strong difference of
opinion as to the extent as to the financial

awful night of January 26, 2005 .

Mr Thompson said that his
clients have a number of
recourses.

“Who are the owners of this
bus company and are they
responsible at some stage?
These questions are questions
that should be answered. Is the
ministry of transport properly
vetting certain people who dri-
ve buses? We want account-
ability, we want the Bahamian
public to be safe. We do not
want the Bahamas to have a

. bad name.

“This is worse than a movie.
When [ heard this story I could
not believe that it could hap-
pen in the Bahamas. Horror on
the streets of Nassau is what I
call it if the uncivilised barbaric
way the attack happened is in
fact true,” said Mr'Thompson.

A man accused of robbing
and assaulting three jitney pas-
sengers by throwing two of
them from the moving vehicle
was charged in Magistrate’s
Court Wednesday in connec-

tion with a variety of offences.

related to the incident.

The jitney bus driver also
appeared in court charged with
several offences relating to the
same incident.

Ward Wilson, a 36-year-old
resident of Fire Trial Road and

Two-month grouper
ban comes to an end

loss the ban has on fishermen and

vendors.

Some have said that they can lose more than
$20,000 during the ban.

Yesterday at Montagu, fresh Nassau Grouper
was in full supply. Many vendors said fishermen
wasted no time after the stroke of midnight to
go out and catch the fish.

At Montagu Dock, vendor Cyril Cartwright
had at least six full coolers of grouper which he
_.SayS were. caught:early Thursday morning;for |:
“customers just as eager for the lift ‘of the ban: ase

the vendors:

unfairly targeted.

He said that while the
country wants justice for
those persons who broke the
law, they must also want to
know the origin of the con-
flict.

“J think that a full public
inquiry is more than neces-
sary.
“To do anything less would
be to leave us all in peril as to
where and when will the next
Nassau Village erupt. Now is
the time for a full frank and
public disclosure and let the
chips fall where they may.”

He added: “Can we hon-
estly say to the Bahamian
people that we have done all
in our power to assure them
of their rights under the Con-
stitution if they cannot get to

have their say in the theatre of -

a public inquiry?”

“Children in Nassau Vil-
lage are traumatised by what
they saw and heard. Children

The penalty for being in possession witht a
-Nassau Grouper during the closed season is a
$3,000 fine or a year in prison depending on
the degree of the violation.

MP calls for inquiry
into Nassau Village riot

28-year-old Tyronne Scavella
of Soldier Road both appeared

before Magistrate. Maralyn’

Meers in Court Five Bank
Lane.

Wilson is alleged to have
robbed and assaulted three pas-
sengers aboard a bus on Friday,
February 11.

Wilson was charged, being

concerned with another, with
robbing Matthew Brown of $20,
Stephanie Sturrup of a black
plastic hair stylist salon kit val-
ued at $700 and attempting to
rob Sharad Lightfoot of $600.
In addition he was charged with
three counts of causing harm to
them.
Scavella, who was the bus dri-
ver was charged with two counts
of aiding and abetting the rob-
bery of Mr Brown and Mrs
Sturrup, a count of aiding and
abetting the attempted
robbery of Mr Lightfoot and
three counts of aiding and
abetting the assault of the
three.

They are both to return to
court on May 17.

Among the three alleged vic-
tims were 34-year-old British
national Stephanie Sturrup, who
is married to a Bahamian and
has been living in the country
for eight years.





need ‘to know that you do not
take the law into your own
hands. Children need to know
why they had to dodge for
cover from police bullets fired
to disperse the crowds and
why their elders behaved in
the manner in which they
did,” he said.

He added that his job was
not to point the finger or lay
blame. “My job, very humbly
is to ask that we use whatever
resources we have to get to
the bottom of what hap-
pened.”

“A few years ago it was
Kemp Road. Where will it be
tomorrow?”

Mr Gibson added that he
planned to represent those
persons whose innocence he
could personally vouch for on
that “dreaded night.” “I can
do no less. That is what I was
taught. That is the idealism
my parents instilled in me. I
can do no less.”

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LOCAL NEWS



intends to
leave ‘master
plan’ as legacy

FROM page five

the Prime Minister said.
“They showed my Govern-
ment what could happen and
it inspired me to commit my
Government to engaging
you (EDAW), together with
private sector interests in
what is now extensive exam-
ination of Bay Street from
Arawak Cay to Montagu,
with a view to setting up a
plan that over the years can
be followed and implement-
ed, and the core element of
which is a determination by

way of study as to whether >

or not it would be feasible
to create a new port in the
southwestern section of New
Providence.

Views

“It is important for me to
say at this stage that I had
been publicly examined as
to my own views, and as to
whether or not they contra-
dict positions held by me
and adopted by me in the
past.”

The Prime Minister noted
that the former PLP. Gov-
ernment under then Prime
Minister the late Rt. Hon.
Sir Lynden Pindling made a
decision to examine the pos-
sibilities of having a new
port at Clifton Cay.

“An environmental engi-
neering firm out of the Unit-
ed Kingdom satisfied us that
that would be an inappro-
priate location because it

had serious deleterious envi-

ronmental implications to
the third largest Barrier

Reef in the* world, between

New Providence and
Andros; to coastline erosion
and possibly to the wetlands
at Clifton. So, there is no
possibility of even that com-
ing up,” Prime Minister
Christie said.

The Prime Minister said
that much to his delight, pre-
liminary studies indicate the
possibility that because there
is an industrial.complex at
Clifton, a new port can be
built there by a channel over
waters that have already
been worked on.

He added that oil tankers
depositing oil and other
goods are received at Clifton
and that something could be
created there, possibly sub-
ject to environmental studies
that may have a greater pos-
itive environmental benefit
to the country than the haz-
ardous freight terminals on
Bay Street, where large con-
tainers of gas and other
freight come in and

are driven through the.

streets.
“No decision, no recom-
mendation will come from

EDAW or any of its

associates if it poses a haz-
ard to the future of this
country,” the Prime Minis-
ter said.

“Tt will not happen. And
that is why you are our part-
ners, to give us the advice to
ensure that the appropriate
degree of application and
focus.is brought to the chal-
lenges and that the best
decision is made, so that this
country can be held up as a
country that gives pride and
place to environmental con-
siderations.” ’

He said there is no ques-

tion in his mind that
EDAW’s mandate includes
giving the Government the
best advice and if there
appears to be an environ-
mental problem, the Gov-
ernment will not proceed
with it.

Transform

“That is why it is so
important for works to be
seen and shown because you
don’t have to listen to the
politicians speak, you can
see and touch and feel and
there is no better proof,” the

Prime Minister said. “But I-

am committed to demon-
strating through the advice
we receive, to transform this
island and cause those peo-
ple who focus on small
things relative to the big pic-
ture to understand that if
God is willing, I will leave
in place for the first time in
the history of this country,
a master plan for every
major island in this country
to govern it in a way it is not
developing now.

“Because it is developing
through ad hoc, spontaneous
decisions that are very harm-
ful.

“That is where the focus

‘of this country should be,

where we are to be guided
by the best science, the best
studies as to how our islands
should.develop, how we
should control the develop-
ment and what they should
look like, 10, 20 years from
today as a result of decisions
we make today and that’s
where we are.”

The report is to be pre-
sented to Cabinet



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On Tuesday, Ist February 2005
the entire staff headed by the
management team of the
Lyford Cay Club saluted our
managing director, Mr. Paul
Thompson, at an appreciation
reception held in his honor for
having won the recent Cacique
Award as Hotelier of the Year
2004. At the reception, Mr. |
Thompson was commended
for his twenty-four years of .
exemplary leadership to the
team and overall club. In the
photograph left, at the
reception, Mr. Paul Thompson
proudly holds his duho as
Cacique Award 2004 Hotelier
of the Year.



(Pictured Left), The
duho on display at the
reception held at the

club for



Left, a supportive management team celebrates Mr. Thompson’s outstanding
achievement with him in the front circle of the club following the reception,
from left to right as follows:

Mr. Derrington Rahming, director, engineering; Mr. Ken Ward, director, heart
of the house food operations; Mr. Pascal Hollaender, executive chef; Mr. Philippe
Sahnoune, director, dining operations & special events; Mr. Reuben Stuart, deputy
managing director; Mr. Paul Thompson, managing director and Cacique
Award Hotelier of the Year 2004; Mrs. Janette Smith, senior assistant manager
clubhouse operations; Mrs. Mary Deleveaux, director, human resources; Mr.
Bob Paisley, director, golf course maintenance & landscaping; Mr. Peter Maguire,
chief financial officer and Mr. John Papadopoulos, director, facilities and projects
management. Not pictured is Ms. Sherrilee Flowers, executive housekeeper.
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Consolidated confi
second BDR offeri:

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

onsolidated

Water yesterday

confirmed to The

Tribune that it

planned to offer
Bahamian Depository Receipt
(BDR) shares to the public fol-
lowing its winning of the Blue
Hills reverse osmosis plant con-
tract, a development that will
make New Providence its
“largest single market” for
water supply.

Jeffrey Parker, Consolidated
Water’s chairman, confirmed in
a telephone interview from the
Cayman Islands that the Nas-

dag-listed company had written
a BDR offering to the Bahami-
an public into its bid proposal
for the Blue Hills reverse osmo-
sis plant. Tribune Business
revealed on Wednesday that the
firm was planning such an offer.

Mr Parker said: “As far as I
know it’s still our intention to
do that [a BDR offering]. It was
certainly put into our initial bid.

“An element of the contract
price [for Blue Hills] will be
spent in Bahamian dollars and it
makes more sense to raise that
part of the cost in the Bahamas.
Our financial advisers, Fideli-
ty, suggested we do that and to
the best of my knowledge it’s
still going ahead.”

Blue Hills contract to make Bahamas company’s
‘largest single market’, with Waterfields expansion
to take production to 10.8 million gallons per day

Although the share volume
and pricing of any Consolidated
Water BDR issue have yet to
be decided, it marks the second
such offering following last
year’s Kerzner International
placement.

That was also handled by
Fidelity, and its experience with
the Kerzner International BDR
issue should ensure that the

process runs far more smoothly ©

than before. The Tribune under-

stands that the Consolidated
Water. BDR issue has already
been approved in principle by
the Central Bank of the
Bahamas.

Any BDR issue by Consoli-
dated Water should provide a
further boost to the Bahamas
International Securities
Exchange (BISX), enhancing
investor options and market
capitalisation. The connection
with the New York markets

should also, like the Kerzner
International BDR, make it a
relatively liquid stock.

Meanwhile, Consolidated.

Water: said that in addition to
the Blue Hills plant, which
would produce 7.2 million gal-
lons of potable water per day,
the company had committed to
expanding production at its
existing Waterfields plant by
almost 40 per cent to 3.6 mil-
lion gallons per day. It current-







Bradley Roberts

Government left
with 20-30% stake
in Bahamasair

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bradley Roberts, minister of
works and public utilities, yes-
terday said the Government
planned to reduce its stake in
Bahamasair to 25-30 per cent
through its planned privatisa-
tion, with further divestment
likely to take place in the long-
term, possibly eliminating any
holdings in the airline.

‘Mr Roberts, who has minis-

terial responsibility for Bahama-
sair, acknowledged that the
timetable for completing
Bahamasair’s privatisation by
the end of this summer was
“ambitious”, but the Govern-
ment “will give it a shot”. The
main obstacle, he indicated, was
whether the airline’s trade
unions would make concessions
and accept a reduction in
salaries and benefits.

See AIRLINE, Page 3B

Butterfield ©
sees tripling
in Bahamas
assets under
management

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bank of Butterfield saw client
assets under administration in
_ the Bahamas more than triple

during 2004, standing at $4.4
billion at year-end compared to
$1.3 billion on December 31,
2003.

In releasing its 2004 full year
results, Bank of Butterfield said
its two Bahamian subsidiaries -
Butterfield Bank (Bahamas)
and Butterfield Fund Services
(Bahamas) - generated $0.7 mil-
lion in net income during fiscal

2004, compared to $0.2 million
the previous year.

Although the more than
tripling of both net income and
assets under administration
looks impressive, year-on-year
comparisons are relatively
meaningless due to two factors.

Firstly, Bank of Butterfield
only completed the acquisitions
of Thorand Bank & Trust and
Leopold Joseph (Bahamas) -
the two entities that now com-
prise its private banking and
trust operations - in September

See BANK, Page 4B





ly produces two million gallons
per day.

Mr Parker said in a statement
that Consolidated Water had
received a Letter of Acceptance
from the Government to indi-
cate it had won the bid for Blue
Hills.

He added: “The Blue Hills
plant will be our largest water
production facility, and when
combined with the. expanded
output of our existing Windsor
plant, should transform Nassau
into the company’s largest sin-
gle market, in terms of water
volume, within the next several
years.

See WATER, Page 2B

Bahamas hedge
fund involved in —
alleged $37m fraud

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A Bahamas-registered hedge
fund has been involved an
alleged fraud that has seen
about $37 million of investor
monies placed in investments
not authorised by fund offering
memporandums, with cash also
loaned to entities in which the
investment managers have an
interest.

A Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) lawsuit,





filed. in Southern District of
New York Court, alleges that
Northshore Asset Manage-
ment, a US-based investment
adviser, and its three princi-
pals, misused funds placed in

Ardent Offshiore, a Bahamas- .

incorporated hedge fund, and

its US-registered counterpart,

Ardent Domestic.

The SEC alleged that
investors in both hedge funds
had been subjected to materi-
al misrepresentations and
ommissions that made the

funds’ offering documents
“materially misleading”’.

The US capital markets reg-
ulator alleged that Northshore
and its three principals - Kevin
Kelley, Robert Wildeman and
Glenn Sherman - had failed to
inform investors that they had
acquired the investment advis-
er to Ardent Offshore, Saldut-
ti Capital Management, and
were maanging “a significant
portion” of the funds assets.

“Additionally, the defen-
dants made numerous misrep-

resentations concerning the

nature of-the investments, the
liquidity of the investments and
the use of investor fund for
undisclosed loans,” the SEC
said.

‘For the last several months,
the defendants have refused to
honour valid redemption
requests from Ardent
investors. The fraud is ongo-
ing, and despiute repeated
requests to the defendants for

See FUNDS, Page 4B



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IN THE ESTATE OF ASA CHRISTOPHER
BUTLER late of Soldier Road West, N.P., Bahamas,
deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send
their names, addresses and the particulars of their debts or
claims duly certified to the undersigned on or before the 14th
day of March, A.D., 2005, and if so required, to prove such
debts or claims or in default thereof they will be excluded from
the benefit of any distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved; after the above date the Personal Representative
will proceed to distribute the assets having regard only to the
proved ddebts or claims of which they shall then have had
notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date herein before mentioned.

Dated this 14th day of February, A.D., 2005.

CLARITA V. LOCKHART
Attorney for the Personal Representative
No. 90, Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-4283
. Nassau, Bahamas.







GN - 166

Police Headquarters
Royal Bahamas Police Force
Nassau, Bahamas

Ist February, 2005

RE: TRAFFIC PRESS RELEASE NOTICE
The Golden Gates Constituency

2nd Annual Cultural Festival
Saturday, 19th February, 2005
On the grounds of the Golden Gates Shopping Centre

INFORMATION:

The Golden Gates Constituency will hold its 2nd
Annual Cultural Festival between the hours of 12:00
noon and 12:00 midnight.

ROUTE:

The festival will be held on the grounds of the
Golden Gates Shopping Centre.

CLOUSURE OF STREETS:



Between 12:00 noon and after the festival the
following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:

¢ Blue Hill Road south, from Dawkins Shell to
the Farmers Market.

TRAFFIC DIVERSION: |

Traffic can be diverted east along Lobster Avenue,
South through Bamboo Street, west on Mars Road
to Blue Hill Road South.

Traffic travelling East on Carmichael Road to Blue
Hill Road south can be diverted through the Golden
Gates Shopping Centre entrance by Wendy’s.

Paul H Farquharson, QPM..,
Commissioner of Police







PAGE 2B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



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“The combined capacity of
the two plants will exceed 10.8
million gallons per day, com-
pared with the company’s total
combined water production
capacity of approximately 11.9
million US gallons per day in
all of its markets throughout the
Caribbean region at the present
time.”

This means that New Provi-
dence will account for 47.6 per
cent of Consolidated Water’s
total water supply operations.
The 20-year contract that the
company will enter into with
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration to build, own and operate
Blue Hills is for 35 billion gal-
lons to be supplied to the Cor-
poration.

Mr Parker yesterday told The
Tribune that Consolidated
Water was ready to begin con-
struction of Blue Hills immedi-
ately once the contract with the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
was formally signed.

He said: “It’s an important
contract for us. We have a sig-
nificant investment in the
Bahamas right now and for
some time been looking to
increase that investment.”

Describing the Bahamas as
being part of the company’s
“backyard”, Mr Parker said the
existing contract on the Water-
fields plant had seven years to
run. He added that the Blue

Hills bidding process had been a

lengthy one, having begun in
2003.

“We’re going into a contract
and intend to fulfil it to the best
of our ability as we always have
done in the Bahamas and four
other countries in which we
operate,” Mr Parker said.

Rick McTaggart, Consolidat-
ed Water’s president and chief
executive, said in a statement:

“The Blue Hills plant will incor-
porate the highly efficient
DWEER energy recovery sys-
tem and should be fully opera-
tional within 15 months of con-
tract signing.

“Meanwhile, we intend to
expand our water production
on a short-term basis by
installing temporary, modular
seawater desalination facilities
on the island of New. Provi-
dence.

“Our contract also calls for
Consolidated to provide engi-
neering services and equipment
in order to reduce the amount
of water that is ‘lost’ due to
leakage, theft etc, throughout
the Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration’s pipeline distribution
system on New Providence.”

Mr McTaggart’s statement
confirms that Consolidated
Water will include leakage
reduction as part of the Blue
Hills contract, which is similar
to what its leading rival for the
contract, UK-based Biwater
International, had-offered. —

Biwater earlier this week pro-
duced documentary evidence to
The Tribune that it had initially
been awarded the Blue Hills
contract on September 30, 2004.
A ‘Letter of Acceptance’ was
sent to Biwater on September
30, and signed by Abraham
Butler, the Water & Sewerage
Corporation’s general manag-
er, and Biwater’s claims have
not been denied by the Gov-
ernment. ‘

The Tribune understands that
the alternate bids submitted by
both companies saw Consoli-
dated Water offer to sell water
to the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration priced at $3.296 and
$3.818 per one thousand gallons

for when Blue Hills was pro-
. ducing respectively four million

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gallons and five million gallons
per day.

Biwater’s comparable prices
were $4.279 and $3.93 respec-
tively, but the Corporation’s US
consultants, CDM, said that its
offer to reduce water leaks by
one million gallons per day -
and the cost savings that would
result - would “more than offset
the difference between the two
bids”. As a result, CDM said
Biwater offered “the best val-
ue” provided negotiations could
be concluded and “inconsisten-
cies and discrepancies” in the
bid resolved.

Biwater chairman Adrian
White previously told The Tri-
bune that if awarded the Blue
Hills contract, Biwater would
guarantee to the Water & Sew-
erage Corporation that by the
end of its first operational year
it would prevent one million
gallons per day being lost from
the water system through leaks.

He added that preventing the
leakage of one million gallons,
which would be sold to the
Water & Sewerage Corporation
at $5.5 per gallon, would save

the Government just over $2
million per annum. If Biwater
failed to hit its target, it would
make up the difference through
increased production at Blue
Hills and cash payments to the
Corporation.

Mr White wrote in a letter to
the Prime Minister: “If this
saved water is sold at your cur-
rent tariffs ($19.98 per 1,000 gal-
lons and assuming 95 per cent.
collection efficiency), there
would be an additional income,
without additional expense, of
$6.928 million annually. These
two savings above amount to
$8.935.565 million in the full
first year, dramatically reduc-
ing Water & Sewerage Corpo-
ration’s annual government sub-
sidy. It can be clearly seen that
with our proposal to guarantee
one million gallons per day leak
reduction after the first year,
plus switching from water cost-
ing an average of $6 per 1,000

‘gallons to ours at $4.2 that

Water & Sewerage Corpora-
tion’s losses (and subsidy from
the Government) can cease
after 24 months.”

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GN. - 169

The Bahamas Government

Ministry of Finance
‘Department of Statistics

Request for Quote/Proposal
For The Procurement of Central Processing

Units and Monitors

1. OBJECTIVE:



The Department of Statistics and The Ministry of Finance
are requesting quotes/proposals from suitably qualified
vendors for the procurement of ninety-three (93) central
processing units (only) and twelve (12) seventeen inch (17’)
colour monitors to be setup and installed in New Providence
and Grand Bahama Offices.

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Each central processing unit and monitor should meet the



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Bahamas on or before Friday 18th, February, 2005 before

4:30 pm.

Submissions should be delivered in sealed envelopes

addressed to:

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Submissions will be opened to 10:00 am on Tuesday, 22nd
Feburary 2005 at the Tender’s Board meeting, 3rd Floor
Ministry of Finance, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

The Government reserves the right to reject any or all

quotes/proposals.

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



A US gaming operator is maintaining that it
will be able to open the casino at the Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort in Exuma later this
year, provided it receives the fecessaly approvals

and makes a $5 million investment.
Pinnacle Entertainment, which operates and
owns casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana,

Indiana and Argentina, ‘signed a letter of intent
to sublease the casino from the resort back in
mid-December.

A statement issued by the firm yesterday said:





Airline (From page 1B)

The minister was responding

- toa Tribune Business story on

June 2, in which Richard Asper,
a leading industry consultant
who has worked on many air-
line privatisations, said any
process that left a foreign part-
ner with less than 50 per cent of
the airline was unlikely to be
successful.

In response, Mr Roberts said
it was not the Government’s
intention to hold on to 50 per
cent of Bahamasair.

He added in a statement: “It
has always been the expressed
position of the Government to
reduce its stake in the national
flag carrier to 25-30 per cent,
with the long-term view of fur-
ther selling down or even com-
pletely selling off the rest of its
interest to local investors. It
was always intended that
Bahamian private and institu-
tional investors would own a
substantial stake in the national
flag carrier.

“The Government is under
no illusion as to fictitious equi-
ty resident in the airline and ful-
ly appreciates that the only real
value that accrues to a national
flag carrier is route rights and, in
our case, our safety record.”

Mr Roberts said Mr Asper
did not address the issue of

N

* needing to qualify as a national
flag carrier with the US Depart-
ment of Transportation’s regu-
lations. He said this was “criti-
cal” for a Bahamian national
flag carrier as the US was the
key.market for air traffic.

“We are reliably advised that
unless a country can demon-
strate that there is a scarcity of
capital and/or talent resident in
the home country, thereby
necessitating a greater than 49
per cent foreign ownership, for-
eign control and management
and that the existence of same
would not be inimical to US avi-
ation interests, national flag car-
rier status will not be granted
by the DOT,” Mr Roberts said.

Mr Asper had previously told
The Tribune that if Bahamasair
was transformed into a low cost
carrier, with the Government
remaining as a guarantor of its
debt, it could realise $20-$30
million from selling a substantial
equity stake.

He also suggested that if the
Government could structure a
deal where all the airline’s debt
-. liabilities currently exceed
$120 million - then a $1 sale
price would be “great”.

Mr Roberts said Mr Asper’s
estimates were “close” to the
Government’s on the option to

transform Bahamasair into a
low cost carrier.

He added: “ The question of
extinguishing the debt has
already been considered partic-
ularly in that some of this debt
was raised in lieu of capital
being injected to cover recur-
rent expenditure. It is agreed
that no investor would assume
the burden of such a high level
of debt and intra Governmental
payables without some of
indemnity fall back position.”

On the privatisation
timetable, Mr Roberts said
completion of saleable business
plan and preparation of a public
offering were achievable before
summer’s end. Reducing loss-
es, improving service quality
and restructuring the balance
sheet could also be dealt with in
that timeframe, but the major
question mark was whether the
trade unions would agree to
concessions.

Mr Roberts said: “We agree
that the state of the airline mar-
ket today is more conducive to
low cost carriers, which is why
the Government acknowledges
the need to realign the cost base
of the national flag carrier,
including staff costs, before
going to market without which
failure is inevitable.”

oT wee oR KS

Indigo Networks is a developing telecommunications company based in
Nassau, Bahamas. Beginning in 2004, Indigo introduced the Bahamas first
licensed telephony competition to the islands of New Providence, Grand
Bahama, and Abaco, Indigo is currently in search of a highly-qualified Manager
of Network Services. Successful candidates will be highly energized, willing and
able to take on the challenges of a fast-paced network rollout.

Manager - Network Services

- Job Description

Network Services is tasked with OA&M of a broad range of systems within the
expanding Indigo network. The manager is responsible for providing strong
leadership for a group of IT personnel with varying disciplines and a range of
technical experience. The principal objective of the Network Services team is
to provide highest system availability and reliability for all telecommunications

and Internet related commercial services and products.

The manager's secondary responsibilities will include budget preparation,
project planning and implementation, vendor management, carrier liaison,
and implementation of technical projects needed to meet business objectives.

Qualifications

* Determined and independent, with 5 years previous IT management

experience maintaining a service provider's network

¢ Willing to work hands-on 7/24/365 to resolve network or system problems
* University degree. CCNP/CCSP/CCIE, MCP/MCSE, CCSA/CCSE designations

a plus

* Excellent verbal and written communications skills

* Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills

* History of successful vendor management

* Preferred to have already acted in a capacity as carrier liaison

* Demonstrable experience with Cisco routers, switches (LAN and WAN)

* Knowledge of the fundamentals of 2nd generation NLOS MMDS wireless
systems and wireless backhaul

* Solid understanding of telecommunications circuits from DSO through DS3

* Flexibility to manage multiple cell sites and Operations Centers distributed

across three islands

* Familiarity with MINDCTI billing system and associated AAA and DB
* Hands-on security expertise - firewalls, VPNs, IDS
¢ Extensive knowledge of IP telephony (VoIP/VoN), Cisco BTS10200 softswitch,

PSTN gateways, 587, QoS, SIP H.323, MGCP
* Expertise with typical ISP applications (DNS, radius, Rwhois, mail, network

management/SNMP packet analyzers, etc.)
* Hands-on Unix (Sun and Linux) and NT Admin

¢ Experience with softswitch administration a necessity

Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.



“The casino will be approximately 5,000 square
feet and require an investment of approximate-

ly $5 million.

“The casino is expectéd to open in late 2005,
contingent upon the company receiving
approvals from governmental authorities in the
Bahamas and execution of a final lease agree-

t

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, PAGE 3B

Operator hopes to open
Emerald Bay casino by |
year-end with $5m spend

ment.” Pinnacle’s operation has to be approved :’
by both the Gaming Board and the Hotel Cor- ::
poration of the Bahamas. Allyson Maynard- *
Gibson, minister of financial services and invest- .
ments, did not return The Tribune’s call seeking :
comment on how far Pinnacle had got on the
investment approval process. ‘



And he added: “We accept

the failure of earlier regional —

attempts at privatisation of air-
lines, which hopefully we will
learn from.

“In the cases of both Air
Jamaica and BWIA, in our view
they may have overreached by
over estimating their ability to
penetrate long haul markets,
over invested in metal and
allowed staff costs to get out of
line with the emerging low-cost
carrier market. Being cognisant
of these pitfalls we are hoping
to avoid them.

“While routes are perhaps
the greatest intrinsic value the
national flag carrier has, it
would not be practical for the
Government to impose restric-
tive conditions on the privatised
national flag carrier because

there is likely only to be one’

carrier competing for such sta-
tus in the foreseeable future,
and open skies exist today with
respect to any US carriers wish-
ing to service our market.
“Exclusivity in our view,
therefore hardly arises, which
substantially nullifies Mr
Asper’s arguments on the sub-
ject of route merchandising.

The Government is not likely:
to discourage any US airline.
entrants to our market on com- .

mercial grounds because such
a move would militate against
the greater interest of promot-
ing our number one industry,
tourism.”

Mr Roberts said the Govern-



by the Registrar General.











Legal Notice

NOTICE

KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) KAFKO BAHAMAS IT INC.), is in dissolution under the provisions
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 16th February |
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered |:

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Mr. Lynden Maycock,
Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as sole Liquidator.







ment was grateful for Mr

Asper’s contribution on the pri-
vatisation process, “because the
more input and feedback.we
get, the better prepared we’ll
be when that time comes”.



Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.

H & J Corporate Services Ltd.

Registered Agent
for the above-named Company



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KAFKO BAHAMAS II INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

’. Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named
-|: Company are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned
at Sandringham House, 83 Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas as
sole Liquidator on or before the 3rd day of March, 2005. In default
.thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution
’| made by the Liquidator.

-

Dated the 16th day of February, 2005.

LYNDEN MAYCOCK
Liquidator.

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Fu nds (From page 1B)

information on the diverted
assets, the defendants have pro-
vided little information.”

The SEC added that it was
seeking the appointment of a
temporary receiver for Ardent
Offshore, its fellow hedge fund
and Northshore.

The lawsuit described Ardent
Offshore as a hedge fund struc-
tured as an open-ended limit-
ed liability investment company
that was incorporated in the
Bahamas in September 1997 as
an International Business Com-
pany (IBC).

Ardent Offshore was alleged
to have had $19.8 million in
assets under management as at
december 31, 2004, a pittance
by the standards of the hedge
fund industry. Saldutti Capital
Management was said to have
acted'as Ardent Offshore’s
investment adviser since July
1998, with prime brokerage
accounts kept at Bank of Amer-

* ica in the US.

However, the SEC lawsuit
does not appear to have done

Ban K (From page 1B)

its full research, as it alleges that
Ardent Offshore “maintains
offices” in Nassau. Neither it
not Northshore or Saldutti Cap-
ital Management are listed in
the telephone book, and sources
in the financial services industry
have never heard of the com-
panies or their principals. It is
more likely that Ardent Off-
shore was the only entity incor-
porated in the Bahamas.

The SEC alleged that Ardent
Offshore loaned $1.25 million
to Northshore, “for which no
documentation was prepared”.
The loan had not been repaid,
leading the regulator to charge

that the defndants were “self- |

dealing” with money from the
funds.

The SEC said the Ardent
Offshore offering memorandum
stated that the fund’s objective
was to deliver “superior. capi-
tal appreciation over the long-
term with no more than mod-
erate risk”.

The offering memorandum
for the hedge fund said its



‘The offering
memorandum
requires —
notice to be
given to fund
shareholders
in Ardent.’



investments would mostly con-
sist of publicy-traded technol-
ogy stocks and cash equivalents,
with Saldutti making all invest-
ment decisions. A minimum
level of diversification was
allegedly to be maintained by
not investing more than 15 per
cent of Ardent Offshore’s assets
in the securities of one compa-
ny.
Investors were to be notified

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looking for experienced

SALES MANAGER

Please mail all resumes with references to:

SALES MANAGER
P.O. Box SS-6440

“SANSBACHER

Nassau, Bahamas







of changes in investment advis-
er or investment strategy. How- .
ever, the SEC alleged that

. Northshore’s role was never dis-

closed after it purchased Sal-
dutti Capital Management, and
failed to inform investors thta it

was investing fund assets “in

illiquid securities of entities in
which Northshore’s principals
had an interest”.

The SEC alleged: “The Off-
shore offering memorandum
specifically requires notice to
be given to each shareholder
when there is a change in the
operational responsibilities of
Ardent Offshore and when
there is any material change in
the trading policies of Ardent
Offshore. Saldutti, Northshore,
Wildeman, Sherman and Kel-
ley never gave such notice.”

Their investments and loan
actions also meant the Ardent
Offshore memorandum became
materially misleading over the
nature of the investments and
who was making the investment
decisions, the SEC claimed.



2003, meaning that its full-year
2003 results only included four
months of earnings from the
Bahamian operations.

And 2003 also did not include
the performance of Deerfield
Fund Services, which Bank of
Butterfield acquired in Febru-
ary 2004 and renamed Butter-
field Fund Services (Bahamas).
It is likely that Deerfield
accounted for a great deal of
the increase in client assets
under administration.

Bank of Butterfield said of
its Bahamian operations: “The
Bahamian businesses achieved
net income of $0.7 million com-
pared to $0.2 million a year ago.

“Pleasing growth was seen
year-on-year in the area of fund
administration, reflecting the
acquisition of Deerfield Fund
Services (now renamed Butter-
field Fund Services Bahamas)
in the first quarter of 2004. At
year-end, client assets under
administration were $4.4 billion
compared to $1.3 billion a year
ago.”

The Tribune was yesterday
told that Robert Lotmore, But-
terfield Bank (Bahamas) map- |
aging director, was off the island .
when it attempted to contact
him for comment.

-Cititrust (Bahamas) limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a leading
financial institution with a presence in over 100 countries and over 100:
million customers worldwide,

- ts seeking candidates for the position of

DOCUMENT CONTROL MANAGER

The Ansbacher group, specialists in private banking, fiduciary services

and wealth management, has an opening in the Bahamas for a

SENIOR SECURITIES, FOREIGN EXCHANGE
AND MONEY MARKET TRADER

Reporting directly to the Head of Banking, Securities and
Operations, the jobholder will be the primary trader for the bank.
The individual will be responsible for all securities and foreign
exchange trading for the bank. To place deposits and manage
liquidity with correspondent banks on a daily basis to maximize
use of the banks assets. To ensure at all times, the bank operates

within bank placement limits as set by the Group...

To apply, candidates must:

Have a minimum of 3 years active trading experience with a
recognized financial institution, preferably at a managerial level.

Have a thorough understanding of the global financial landscape
and be able to understand and execute transactions in securities,
treasury, futures and options, structured products and foreign
exchange.

Be proficient in the use of spreadsheets and database software
including Bloomberg.

Holding a relevant degree, professional qualification such as Series
7 or equivalent work experience (minimum of 5 years)

Be a self starter who is detail oriented and able to work/think and
communicate effectively under pressure within a team environment.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, bonus
and benefit package, commensurate with skill and experience.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply in writing, with a full
resume to:

The Human Resource Manager,
Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited,
P.O. Box N-7768,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax 242-326-5020



FUNCTIONAL/DEPARTMENTAL DESCRIPTION

Global Wealth Structuring forms the Citigroup international offshore trust
companies servicing non U.S. high net worth clients in Bahamas, Cayman
Islands, Switzerland, Jersey Channel Islands, New Jersey and Singapore.
Products target wealth preservation around fiduciary structure.

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

- Management of document control unit (Imaging, Safe Keeping, Dual

Control, Warehouse, Records Management.)
- Ensure that all records are kept within compliance to Citigroup standards,
- Implementation of GWS records management strategy.

- MIS reporting.

- Management of risk and assist in coordination of audit.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS REQUIRED

- Historic imaging and records management experience and familiarity
with Trust and Company documentation.

- Strong oral and written communications skills.

- Interfacing with various business units on a global basis.

- Influencing, organizational and leadership skills.

- Initiative and the ability to think strategically

- People Management.

- 2-4 years Imaging and/or records management experience.
- Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or equivalent experience.

Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to:
Operation Controls Head
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P.O. Box N-1576, |
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR
Email: gieselle.campbell@citigroup.com

Deadline for application is February 23, 2005.


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i By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports: seporter



‘coaches have
filed complaints to the Hugh
Campbell Invitational Commit-
tee, about the way the pools are
set up.

The pool setup and tourna-
ment scheduling were released
yesterday, during the annual
invitational press conference at
the AF Adderley school.

According to chairman,
Alfred Forbes, complaints were
launched mainly by the Sunland
Lutheran team, who will play
inpoolIV. -

Sunland will have to fight
their way out of a pool that con-
sists of the number one team in

the Government Secondary
School Sporting Association
(GSSSA), CV Bethel; private
school’s runners-up Prince
William; Catholic High School
and North Andros.

Seeded

Sunland will be coming into
the tournament as the number
two team from Freeport, Grand
Bahama, with Tabernacle
Christian School, seedéd as
number one.

However, the pools’ slotting
was based on last year’s perfor-
mances, which means the final
four teams were given first pref-
erence.

Defending champions CI

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Gibson Rattlers will lead pool I,
with Tabernacle Falcons head-
ing pool Ii, last year’s runners-
up,,Sir Jack Hayward lead pool
III, and CV Bethel head pool
IV

The third and fourth. team
coming in from last year would
have been Catholic High and
CR Walker, but neither heads a
pool.

Instead Catholic High and

CR Walker were "jammed into -

pools IV and IJ respectively,
behind teams like Tabernacle
and CV Bethel.

Forbes ‘said: “The pools are
not set up after the various
leagues finish, they are set
up long before the leagues fin-
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@ THE Hugh Campbell committee and spon-
sors met yesterday, to finalise plans for the
upcoming tournament.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)



“We can’t set them up after
because, if you look at it, the
government school league over
here wouldn’t play their cham-
pionship games until after the
tournament. _

“Tabernacle and CV Bethel
head two pools because they
are the top teams coming in
from both leagues.

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because they are defending
“champions and Sir Jack Hay-

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According to Forbes, the
manner in which the pools are
set up will lead to a great semi-
finals and championships.

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schools.

A record 61 games are in
the schedule, featuring 33
teams.

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Knowles and Nestor
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



DESPITE playing with a slight groin pull,
Mark Knowles was still able to play well
enough with Canadian partner Daniel
Nestor to advance to the semifinal of the
ABN Anmiro World Tennis Tournament.

The duo, who are ranked at number one
and two individually in doubles, are now
just one match away in Rotterdam, Hol-
land from getting into their second straight
ATP men’s doubles finals.

As the top seeded team in the draw of
16, Knowles and Nestor pulled off a 6-3, 6-
4 victory yesterday over the team of Rainer
Schuettler and Paradorn Srichaphan for
their second consecutive two-set sweep.

“It was good. We played well,” said
Knowles, after they broke their opponents
early in both sets and were able to cruise to
their most gratifying win of the new year.

Excited

Still winless this year in three tourna-
ments after they fell short in their first final
at the Open 13 in Marseille, France last
week, Knowles said they are excited about
the way they are playing right now.

In their first round on Wednesday, they
wiped out Dominik Hay and Thomas
Johansson 6-1, 6-2.

“We played really well in | that first set,”
said Knowles about their first round victo-
ry.
Yesterday; Knowles admitted that he had
to play with a sprained right groin pull that
he first suffered in the final of the last tour-
nament in France.

“Thad to hobble a bit with the injury, but
I still managed to play well,” Knowles
reflected. “I wasn’t 100 per cent physically,
but things have been going very well.

“I was just trying to get my leg better. It
started bothering me over the weekend in
the final in Marseille. It got a little worse,
but I’m trying to take care of that.”

Knowles and Nestor, last year’s top
ranked doubles team, will have a day to
recuperate and get ready for the semifinal
when they play the team of Cyril Suk and
Pavel Vizner from the Czech Republic on
Saturday. ©









Hi TENNIS ace Mark Knowles

‘“We’ve played them with other partners,
so we know them quite well,” Knowles
admitted. “Suk has been around for a while.
Vizner has been around for a while as well.

“They’re both very good doubles play-
ers. We know everything about them, so
it’s just a matter of going out there and exe-
cuting and playing the game we know how
too.”

After riding it through to the final, only to.

come up short in their third tournament for
the year, Knowles said they’re looking at
trying to get the monkey off their back this
weekend.

“We just want to get back into the final
like we did in France,” he stated. “The only
way to do it is to get back there.

“This next match is a big match, so we
have to win it to give ourselves a chance to
get back into the ring.”

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BO % PO RTS

Fax: (242) 328-2398

Age: 28 years old.
Height: 5-11.

Weight: 198 pounds.
Division: Heavyweight.
Ring record: 6-2.

Years in the sport:.3.5

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James McKenzie

National and International experience: Carifta
Games 2003, Olympic Games trials last year.
Occupation: Bellman at the Radisson Cable Beach

E-Mail: sports@100jamz.com































MIAMI HERALD SPORTS

Age: 21 years old.
Height: 5-9 1/2.
Weight: 152 pounds.
Division: Welterweight.

Years in sport: 5+

weight champion.
Occupation: Student.

Step in ‘Oly

& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

_ TAUREANO 'RENO'
JOHNSON didn't have much
time to unpack his bags.

Less than two days since he
arrived home from Cuba,
where he spent the past month
and a half training, he was off
again to compete at the Inde-
pendence Cup.

He was one of three amateur
boxers whom the Amateur
Boxing Federation of the
Bahamas will be taking to San-
to Dominigo, the Dominican
Republic today.

Federation president
Wellington Miller, who will
travel with the management
team, said this will be the first
step in their quest to get at least
one boxer qualified for the
2008 Olympic Games in Bei-
jing, China.

"I think, with a lot of ama-
teur boxers who turned pro, we
are on par with a lot of the oth-
er countries, with the excep-

Three head off to
Dominican Republic

tion of Cuba, who always have
a lot of boxers that stay ama-
teur," Miller noted.

Next week, the federation
will get a chance to see just
exactly where the Bahamas
stands in the region when they
will be the only English-speak-
ing country in the field of more
than 20 countries.

"I expect the Bahamas to be
right up there in the crew,"
Miller projected.

Johnson, in the welterweight
division, will compete along
with middleweight Daryl
Dorsett and heavyweight
James McKenzie.

The trio will leave today,
along with Miller and the rest

|

of the Bahamian delegation
that includes team manager
George Turner, head coach
Andre Seymour, assistant
coach Leonard ‘Boston Black-
ie' Miller, official Alvin
Sargeant and team doctor
Francis Saunders.

Perform

Turner said he expects that
the team will perform excep-
tionally well because they have
been well trained for the trip.

Seymour, who along with
Miller trained two of the boxers
at his Knockout Boxing Club in
Carmichael, said they have
been using a systematic training

© Taureano ‘Reno Johnson

Ring record: 125-25 (estimated).

‘National and International experience: Common-
wealth Games silver medalist, Olympic trials bronze
medalist, World Games semifinalist, 3-time Silver
Glove gold medalist USA, 6-time Carifta gold
medalist, 3-time Carifta MVP, 2-time Carifta boxer
of the tournament and Bahamas amateur welter-
















that will definitely have them
more prepared.

"Since January, we have
been working with these boxers
in a new method of training
called the microcycle training
that deals with their strength,
speed and endurance," he
revealed.

"It starts with the general
preparation and it ends with
the competition preparation.
But the most important part of
this training is the special
preparation that we are dealing
with now.

"It deals with time. Every-
thing that they do, deals with
time. When they are hitting the
bag or sparring, everything is
based on time. That's the new
training in amateur boxing
around the world."

According to Seymour, the
boxers have responded well
and he's confident that they
will all perform exceptionally
well when they compete in
their two minute four round
bouts.





Age: 20 years old.
Height: 6-feet.

Weight: 165 pounds.
Division: Middleweight.
Ring record: 13-3.
Years in the sport: 8.



Dorsett said he's been
through some intense training
for the past month and a half
and he feels he's in condition to
put on a good show.

Competitor

"I've never been up against
any competitor from any of the
Latin countries, but I feel I'm in
the best shape of my life," he
insisted. "So I think when I go
over there, I will do particular-
ly well.

"If I don't come back with
the gold, or at least a medal, it
only tells me that I will have to
improve my training a little
more. But I'm prepared to
compete very well."

McKenzie, who has had a
taste of some international
competition having competed
at the Olympic trials last year,
said he's ready to go.

"I could do with some more
training, but I am prepared,"
he stated. "J think we have
some good boxers in Daryl and

© Daryl Dorsett

National and International experience: Bahamas
Games 1998, Carifta Games 2001 and 2003, Invita-
tional against Americans.

School Graduated: CR Walker 2002.

Occupation: Full-time student at the College of the
Bahamas, studying accounts.

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Reno. So I just want to go
there and do what I have to
do."

Back home after training in
Cuba for the past six weeks,
Johnson said he has advanced
his boxing skills and he intends
to prove it in the Dominican
Republic.

"When I go away, I don't go
for myself. I go away to repre-
sent the Bahamas and, being
an ambassador, I can only aim
for the best and that is the
gold," he projected.

"For me, this is a job, this is
my life. This is my work. I have
nothing else to do. I do my best
at the best of what I do. I try to
get the boxer of the tourna-
ment award at every tourna-
ment that I go to and this one is
no exception."

Based on what he saw com-
ing from the short time that he
was home, Johnson said he's
confident that he, Dorsett and
McKenzie will represent the
Bahamas very well in the
Dominican Republic.
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