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The Tribune
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2005
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Volume: 101 No.154



Organisations to host
‘Tdeology of Peace’
seminar in Bahamas



A CONFERENCE to open
in New Providence next week
is raising some eyebrows as
organisations hosting the
event are involved with a
world renowned cult leader.

The Family Federation for
World Peace and Unification
(FFWPU) and the Inter-reli-
gious and International Fed-
eration for World Peace
(IIFWP) will hold a seminar
on “The Ideology of Peace”
for leaders of the Bahamas.

However, concern has been
rising over the FFWPU,
IIFWP coming to the
Bahamas because of the
organisation’s association with
its founder, Reverend Sun
Myung Moon, a man known
world-wide as the head of a
cult often referred to as the
“Moonies” or the Unification
Church.

The Korean religious leader
was an engineering student
and dock-worker before
founding the Unification
Church in 1954 with a doctrine
based on Christianity as inter-
(preted by Moon, who his fol-



i Moon introduced the move-

‘ment to the United States in
ithe 1960s.

««, Officially known as the
“Holy Spirit Association for the
nification for World Chris-
janity, its world headquarters
are now in New York City.
‘3Over the years Moon has
-been accused of brainwashing
and in 1982 was convicted of
‘conspiracy to evade taxes in
the United States.

He and his wife, Hak Han,
vare regarded as “True Par-
‘ents” by his followers.

«. Moon claims that he has
‘communicated with Abraham,
Moses, Jesus, and Buddha in
his spiritual search.

' Moon matches his followers
with mates and performs mass
weddings — the church’s most
important ritual.









» gl By CARA BRENNEN
-« Tribune Staff Reporter

“tried as an adult.

on an expired tourist visa.

MILAGRO Cunningham, the 17-
year-old Bahamian accused of raping
an 8-year-old girl and then leaving for
dead in a dumpster in Florida, will be

Florida investigators have discovered
that Cunningham has been in the Unit-
ed States illegally for the past two years

Cunningham is charged with
attempted conspiracy to commit a
felony, committing an act that could
cause death, sexual assault and battery
of a minor, kidnapping a minor, cruelty

This conference, which
opens Monday, has. been
endorsed by five local Baptist
pastors.

They include. Rev Dr
Kendall Capron, Rev Dr Enid
Capron and Rev Ruby Ann
Darling, as well as Rev Carl
Rahming of St Paul’s Baptist
Church.

These four are identified on
a Family Federation for World
Peace release as “Ambas-
sadors for World Peace”.

Bishop Edward Missick of
the First. Holiness Church of
God Bamboo Town, who also
endorses the conference, said
that assertions that Moon is a
cult leader.are simply not
true.

“T used to think they were a
cult, so I never bothered with
them, but I have come to learn

that this man is not a cult

leader.

“He calls himself a repre-
sentative of the Messiah, and
that is basically it.

“He has travelled the 56
states of the US and he has
never fooled anyone into join-
ing his organisation, all he
wants is to promote peace,”
he said.

Bishop Missick claims that
he and his congregation at
First Holiness, Church of God
follow the “Moonie doctrine”
and are satisfied that the
organisation is based solely on
fellowship and love.

“These people have their
own homes and assets, they do
not want anything from any-
one, except fellowship and
unification, ” said Bishop Dees
sick.

Bishop Missick said he was
introduced to the Moonie faith
through his wife who had vis-
ited a conference the organi-
sation held in the US.

He said his son also attend-
ed a Moonie conference and
returned to Nassau with only

complimentary things to say

about the organisation.

and child molestation.

seventeen-year-old has
been in US illegally

and aggravated abuse toward a child

According to reports, Cunningham
had been staying at the home of the
child’s godmother. Occasionally the
young girl would spend the night with
her godmother. Cunningham is accused -
of taking the child to the nearby dump,
sexually assaulting and choking her,

Nassau and Bahama Islands’ Leading Newspaper

SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005

Policeman shelters
collapsed man

OFFICER 22 Miller spent almost half an hour
sheltering a man who collapsed outside The Tri-
bune yesterday, as emergency services were slow
to arrive on the scene.

Bystanders were alarmed by the length of time
it took for an ambulance to respond to calls and

.said the paramedics seemed reluctant to treat
Mr McKinney.

Earlier this week, the former head of emer-
gency medical services (EMS) Warren Grant
resigned, claiming that the EMS in the Bahamas
is probably the least adequate in the region.

Steven Brown, head of Emergency Services,
told The Tribune he would get to the bottom of
the incident. ;

(Phato: Mario Duncanson/Tribune Staff)



































































According to US immigration sources
and media reports Cunningham who is
from the Bahamas has been in the Unit-
ed States illegally for the past two years.
Acquaintances say that Cunning-
ham’s mother sent him from the
Bahamas to live with his aunt in Lake
Worth, Florida. After he was reported-
ly asked to leave his aunt’s home, he
went to live with the child’s godmother.
Because he had no documentation,
Cunningham was unable to attend
school or get a job in the States.
Despite three prior arrests, Cunning-
ham was able to escape the radar of cae

SEE page nine








then dumping her unconscious into the
garbage, and leaving her for dead. Her
body was covered with rocks and debris.

However, seven hours after she was
reported missing, police found her alive.

Cunningham was arrested last Sun-
day. He was indicted on the charges on
Thursday. It was decided then that he
would be charged as an adult.














New legislation
unlikely for over
the counter drugs

@ By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter

LEGISLATION making cer-
tain over-the-counter drugs
accessible only by prescription is
unlikely to be adopted in the
Bahamas.

US legislators this year are
working to “crack down” on the
production and distribution of
the highly addictive drug
methamphetamine, which can
be produced using ingredients
in cold medicines, such as
Sudafed.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson told
The Tribune that local police
have “stumbled upon several
incidences in the last two or
three years” that involved the
transshipment of “meth”
through the Bahamas.

Mr Ferguson said there have
also been cases where the drug
was discovered in clubs and dis-
cos throughout New Provi-
dence.

Several US states have
passed laws and are consider-
ing Bills to block the produc-
tion of this stimulant. These
laws will require that cold med-
icines be removed from store

SEE page nine

Concerns
voiced by
Abaco’s local
government
over Passerine
development

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

LOCAL government offi-
cials in Abaco are con-
cerned that their position
has been usurped by central
government in the negotia-
tions in the Baker’s Bay
(Passerine), Abaco devel-
opment.

Outgoing chief councillor
Walter P Sweeting of Hope
‘Town’s District Town Coun-
cil told The Tribune yester-
day that local government
officials “hardly had any
input into the Passerine
development.” Y

Mr Sweeting said he nev-
er met with any central gov-
ernment officials and that
the council was often
informed of decisions about
the development only after’
the fact.

“The only ones who made
any attempt to keep us
somewhat informed were
the developers, but not the
central government,” he

SEE page nine





PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005

LOCAL NEWS





@ ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt, MP for St Cecilia, and Mrs Joann McPike, wife of Mr Harry McPike, are shown with Academic Award recipients at the offi- .

cial opening of the Coconut Grove Festival last night. The awards, which are given to high school and elementary school children from the St Cecilia constituency who main-
tain a cumulative average of 3.0 for the year, were the highlight of the opening ceremonies. Each high school student who had a cumulative GPA over 3.0 won a Dell com-
puter and each elementary student with the same GPA won a bicycle. Mrs Pratt said that she and St Cecilia residents were ‘thankful to all who have chosen to recognize
and reward the youth of our country who excel. This is a start, and although the numbers are small, we hope for bigger and better things in the future. After all it is these

individuals who are the future leaders of our country.’

(Tribune photo)

Students make the grade
with acting prime minister

e

li By KRYSTEL ROLLE.

THE community of St Cecil-
ia was a flurry of activity yes-
terday as Acting Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt awarded 26 stu-
dents for scholastic achieve-
ments at the opening of the St
Cecilia Community Coconut
Grove Festival.

Coconut Grove Avenue and
Fourth Street were blocked off
on Friday as Mrs Pratt, who is
MP of the area, celebrated with
the children and the communi-
ty.

Twenty six students living in
the Grove were awarded St
Cecilia Honours Awards and
bicycles in recognition of their
academic excellence.

“TI want to encourage the stu-
dents to improve themselves
and also to study and get good
grades,” Mrs Pratt said.

The students received their
awards from the Minister of
Education Alfred Sears.

The festival also highlighted
the re-development project
spearheaded by Mrs Pratt in the
St Cecilia community. Seven-
teen prisoners are helping to
develop the community as part’
of a work scheme that allows
inmates who have served two-
thirds of their sentence a chance
to give back to the community.

“T brought them into the
inner city,” Pratt said, “because
this is where they are from. I’m
giving them the chance to be
apart of improving this place.”

The inmates constructed a
building that will now become

the permanent site for all St Cecilia festivals in the future.

Grove residents yesterday

praised the contributions that
the acting prime minister has

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@ ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt. with students from St Cecilia yesterday.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)

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Mother Pratt got here, I have
seen major improvements. The
place is noticeably cleaner.”

The festival will continue on
until Saturday.

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THE TRIBUNE

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given over
mosquito

Coseeatene
i By KRISTINA McNEIL:

MOSQUITO fogging pos-
es little or no health risk or
chance of water supply con-
tamination Health parlia-
mentary secretary Ron Pin-

' der assured the public yes-

terday.

Pesticide fogging began in
Fox Hill, Yamacraw and
Nassau East on Monday
between 10pm and 1pm and
will continue daily until June
2

Fogging, which is also tak-
ing place in the Family
Islands, is being done to con-
trol the mosquito popula-
tion.

While there are no health
dangers specifically related
to mosquito fogging, Mr
Pinder did advise persons
with allergies to remain
indoors while fogging is tak-
ing place in their area.

Beekeepers are also
advised to bring their bees
inside during the fogging. ~

Mr Pinder ‘said in past
years there was a greater risk
of water supply contamina-
tion from fogging, but that
this year, the government
switched from chemical-
based larvaciting to water-
based larvaciting..

As part of the Ministry’s
effort to intensify the vector
control programme to focus
on the mosquito fogging and
trapping, education and pre-
vention programmes will be
put in place from May to
June.

“ “The Bahamian public has
its part to play to help the
government to control the
levels of mosquitoes and
mosquito breeding,” Mr Pin-
der said yesterday.

The public is urged to
remove any buckets, paint
cans, appliances or aban-
doned vehicles that can col-
lect water and contribute to
mosquito breeding.

Malfunctioning septic
tanks can contribute to mos-
quito breeding, Mr Pinder
said.

He also identified the area
around St Albans Drive as
a mosquito breeding ground
because of stagnant water
caused by a drainage canal
near the old Seafloor Aquar-
ium.





THE TRIBUNE



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Bahamas reservations on treaty

referred to Commission on Trade




half years.

business.

tion.

said Kerzner.

Bahamas. .

this year.

Kerzner.

said.

President
of Kerzner
retires
from post

PAUL O'Neil, the president
and managing director of
Kerzner International has
retired from his post it was
announced yesterday.

“Paul O’Neil has been the
driving force behind the out-
standing results we have seen
in Paradise Island over the
course of the past five and a

“It has been his skills and
leadership, and the outstanding
team he has developed, which
have helped the business to
grow so dramatically and given
us such excellent returns on
our investment there,” a
release from Kerzner said.

The company said that from
the beginning of his tenure, Mr
O’Neil informed them of his
plan to retire in 2006 or 2007.

“As you know, the Paradise
Island business is continuing
to grow rapidly, as we prepare
to launch Marina Village in
July and continue to move full
speed ahead with Phase IIT and
the exciting developments of
the condo hotel and the new
marine attractions.

“As this area of our business
continues to grow and develop,

_it has been of great importance
that we ensure a strong suc-
cession plan is in place for that

Progress

“Based upon Paul’s desires
and our progress on the Phase
III development, we deter-
mined that now is an oppor-
tune time to begin this transi-

“While we can never
replace Paul, we are very for-
tunate that we have someone
within Kerzner who we all
believe is his ideal successor,”

George Markantonis has
now been promoted to presi-
dent and managing director of
Kerzner International

“This is a very exciting deci-
sion for the company, and
George and Paul will be work-
ing closely together to :transi-
tion'the Paradise Island busi-
ness through at least the end of

“George and his family will
relocate to the Bahamas and -
_he will begin his new assign-
ment on September 1,”

Mr Markantonis has been
working most recently as the
president and managing direc- |
tor of the Kerzner resort the
Palm in Dubai and played a
key role in the planning and
development of Kerzner’s
Dubai operations.

“George originally joined
Kerzner International in early
2004 from Caesar’s Palace in
Las Vegas, where he was the
senior vice president of hotel
operations and held overall ,
responsibility for the
day-to-day operations of the
2,500 room, 80 acre

luxury resort,” the company









& By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter





THE Bahamas’ position on
the revised Treaty of
Chaguaramas, which governs
the country’s participation in
CARICOM and its relation-
ship with the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy
(CSME) has been referred to
the Bahamas Commission on
Trade.

As a result of broad public
debate on the matter, Minister
of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell said he has asked the
Commission to review “the
specific language of the reser-
vations and the explanation to



















the government.

The commission is to report
specifically on the effective-
ness of the Bahamas’ pro-
posed reservations to CSME
membership, which would in
effect maintain the country’s
current position in. CARI-
COM.

The commission was
appointed by Prime Minister



































Tribune Staff Reporter







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AN EXPERT in the explosives field has ques-
tioned why the Bahamas government has not
made public “the wealth of information” it has
on the controversial issue of liquefied natural

According to the source, who wished to
remain anonymous, if certain information pos-
sessed by the government were to be released,
the current LNG debate would not be what it is

Information

He claimed the information shows how the
country already has laws in place for the han-

“We have propane trucks up and down our
streets everyday, sitting in traffic, which are 10
times more dangerous than any LNG truck.

“Propane works under 250 pounds of pres-
sure. No other gas works under this kind of

“If one of those cylinders on those trucks








Perry Christie to look at all

potential trade agreements

and comprises both public and

private sector individuals.
The commission is co-

chaired by Raymond Winder,

former president of the .

Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and Wendy Craig,
incoming governor of the Cen-
tral Bank. ,

Address

Mr Mitchell made the
announcement in an address
during a commission luncheon
meeting hosted by Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie
Miller.

The Bahamas wants reser-
vations on four aspects of the

treaty: The free movement of -

people, the monetary union,
the Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice and the Common External
Tariff.

Mr Mitchell said that the
government’s only motivation
on the issue at this time stems

from the fact that. under the

provisions of the treaty, the

single market is to come into
effect on January 1 2006 and
the legal position of The
Bahamas ought to.be made

ear,

Aspects

“You are then totally part
of the treaty arrangements but
your positions are reserved on
those aspects which are not in
our national interest,” said Mr
Mitchell.

However, Steven MacAn-
drew, a Barbados-based spe-
cialist in the movement of
skills and labour under the
CSME, told The Tribune this
week that the Bahamas may
only be able to maintain its
reservations to the CSME for
five years after joining the
trading bloc.

He ‘said that although
CARICOM. has decided that

the Bahamas has the right to

indicate which aspects of the

_treaty it will participate in, a

waiver must be requested in
five years to extend these eco-
nomic restrictions.

Expert in explosives
claims government
has a ‘wealth of
information’ on LNG

li By PAUL G TURNQUEST -

happened to blow, I don’t think we have enough
medical facilities on this island to handle the
devastation that will follow such a catastro-

phe,” he said.

Safer

‘ Although the source admitted that all volatile

~ Bahamas.

substances are dangerous, he said that LNG
was far safer to handle and control than the
propane gas that is used in most homes in the

“If a propane tank leaks, the gas is so thick

that it gathers in one area and sits there. Espe-
cially if it is a damp area it settles right there on

the ground and will travel, searching for an

ignition source.
“The most dangerous thing about liquefied

propane gas (LPG) is that it if it gets

scars.

on your skin it leaves hideous, irreversible

“LNG is something that has safely been used
now for years, and we have the mechanisms in
place to control it.

“To respect it and to fear it is two different.

things,”



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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
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EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS THE CSME (Caricom
Single Market and Economy)
debate rages in our newspa-
pers and on our airwaves,
many Bahamians are realis-
ing ‘that the failed Referen-
dum exercise of 2002 was
merely a precursor of this sub-
tle and diabolical attack on
our sovereignty.

_ Clearly inferring that no
Bahamians were sufficiently
well versed on the CSME

--issue to debate him, our Min-

ister of Foreign Affairs, the
Hon Fred Mitchell has dis-
missed the entire nation of
Bahamians as “idiots” as he
vehemently defends his .posi-
tion that our signing of the
“revised” Treaty of Chaguar-
mas will not alter our national
life; economically, politically,
socially nor spiritually.

. However, Minister Mitchel-

l’s words have returned to
haunt him as eloquent defend-
ers of Bahamian sovereignty

“have emerged in the persons

of Mr Brian Morée, Dr
Gilbert Morris, Mr Paul Moss,
Mr Fayne Thompson, Mr
Fred Smith, Mr Julian Francis
and the Hon James Smith,
Minister of State for Finance.

While preparing placards
for the upcoming labour day
march of Friday, June 3, 2005
— a day of celebration when
community and servanthood

_ was secured for the working

majority of Bahamians
through the tireless efforts of
Sir Randol Fawkes (1924 -
2000) —I was given a copy of
Sir Randol’s thoughts on
CARICOM. Sir Randol,
remains arguably the greatest

declined the bribe of a million
dollars as he cast his deciding
vote to give us Majority Rule
when the election of 1967
showed an impasse of 18 seats
for the PLP and 18 seats for
the UBP, respectively.

One of the noblest sons of
Bahamaland, Sir Randol

’ Fawkes wrote in a column

published in The Bahama
Journal on June 5, 1993 cap-
tioned: “No Caricom Without
Referendum”, his fears for the
safety of our small island
nation. Sir Randol writes thus:
: “T often wondered what The

- Caribbean Community’s

Common Market (CARI-
COM) was up to. But now
that I know, I wish to sound a
warning to all true Bahami-
ans to hold fast to the ‘Christ-
ian Values and the Rules of
Law’ as enshrined in the Pre-

~ amble to our Independence

Constitution of July 10, 1973
because some power hungry


















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politicians to the south are
planning to invade our home-
land and steal our birthright
away,” said Sir Randol.
Stating the facts which led
to his alarming conclusion Sir
Randol elaborated: “At the
opening ceremony of the first
regional assembly of CARI-
COM on January 4, 1991 the
Rt Hon James F Mitchell,
Prime Minister of St Vincent
and the Grenadines, stated, ‘It
behooves me to point my view
of the new horizon. Put sim-
ply, it is: One Flag, One
Anthem, One Minister of
Finance and One Head of

_ State.””

Pointing out that this sim-
ple declaration heralded the
death of our democracy Sir
Randol writes: “Simple
enough dictatorship is always
simple, monosyllabic and
quick.” However, “under a
democracy we have a right to
be properly briefed on CARI-
COM before being required
to vote, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on
whether the Bahamas shall
become a full member state
of the Caribbean Communi-
ty’s CARICOM.

“The Rt Hon James F
Mitchell further expostulated,
‘One flag means we speak on
the podium of the United
Nations with one clear voice.
One voice means one pass-

‘ port, one citizenship and. all
that flows from a single citi- .

zenship. Secondly, one Min-
istry of Finance is essential to
provide the economic. devel-
opment which our people
crave.’ Prime Minister James
Mitchell concluded that ‘this
union will need to show
results, and this authority
which negotiates and secures
financing must be responsible
for the repayment of that
finance’.

“Make no mistake about it.
These Caribbeans...offering
CARICOM as a panacea for
all ills, intend to destroy our
National Flag, the black, the
gold and the aquamarine;
silence our National Anthem,
‘Lift up your heads to the ris-
ing sun Bahamaland’, abolish
Bahamian citizenship and our
passports, eliminate Bahamian
autonomy and thereafter
superimpose upon us a
leviathan dictatorship with a

“network of cells throughout

the Caribbean — all done
without...a:Constitutional Ref-
erendum,” writes Sir Randol.

As Labour Day is celebrat-
ed in our Bahamas on Friday,
June 3, 2005-all Bahamians
should offer prayers of thanks
to God for giving us the great
national hero, Sir Randol
Fawkes, as we ‘march to the
tune of a song he wrote titled:
“Bahamas - Glorious Home-
land,” the last stanza of which
goes:

and to our sons unfold,’
The burden of broad shoul-

EDITOR, The Tribune.

One day when we are older |

ders of common men and
bold;

With one heart they shall
honour, with one. voice pro-
claim thee:

Bahamas - Glorious home-
land, sweet land of liberty.

PHILLIPPA RUSSELL
Nassau,
May 23, 2005.

(Sir Randol declining a
bribe of a million dollars to
cast “his deciding vote” against
majority rule is indeed news

that never happened. (Obvi-. —

ously, this writer did not know
Sir Randol personally. Any-
one who knew Sir Randol as
we did would know that if this
were even hinted at, Sir Randol

‘would have been the first in

our offices with his mischie-
vous grin to announce it to the
world. The fact that — with all
the conspiratorial truths, half
truths, and complete untruths

that he used to bring to our »

offices — he never once men-
tioned an offer of a bribe, read-
ers can rest assured it never
took place.

(Unfortunately this is the
way myths are floated into his-
tory books and are passed
down through the ages as facts.




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CO) Co a AY |
leadership






I AM a supporter of the
FNM. I have worked several
elections and have in previ-
ous years lent my support.to
the party and its members
whenever requested. Since
the debacle of the 2002 elec-
tion, there appeared to have
been every effort made to
resolve the differences in the
management aspect of the
organisation on an internal
basis but without any success.

Unfortunately, it would
appear to this observer that
the present leadership team, |
of which there appear to be
less than 20 persons, are
themselves going from con-
stituency branch to con-

_Stituency branch sowing seeds
of dissent and discord. They
are doing more damage, than
good: In their obvious efforts
to establish undisputed con-
trol, they are further alienat-
ing those supporters by con-
stantly presenting the party
with persons who. are
unknown and in many
instances, are not acceptable |
to the majority of the mem-
bers of what is supposed to
be the Council. The present
leadership team seem to’
make their decisions behind
closed doors with a very small
group and present that deci-
sion as a fait a compli to the

‘ party.

What are you trying to do
to the party, Tommy and

Carl?











































DIANA F FERGUSON
Nassau,
May 10, 2005.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CHENET JOSEPH OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 28TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZNER BIENAIME OF #45
APPLE STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for

Bahamas.



registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21st day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Navorallly and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.





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developments during a town meeting at the Bimini All Age School on Thursday evening. Left to right are: V. Alfred Gray, Minister of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government; Mr. Reyes; Bradley Roberts, Minister of Work; Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation; Koed Smith, Ambassador for the Environment; Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and
Investment. Seated at the rear is Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini.

(BIS Photo by SIMON LEWIS)

Wilchcombe: Bimini
development will not
be ‘gated community’

@ By SIMON LEWIS

BIMINI Alice Town -
Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe assured residents of
Bimini that they will have access
to the multi-million dollar Bimi-
‘n¥ Bay Resort development:

’ "Mr Wilchcombe; who is the
MP for the area, said that Bimi-

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Five cabinet ministers were
in Bimini for a town meeting
Thursday evening at the Bimini
All-Age School.

The meeting was called after
residents of that historical com-
munity staged a protest Mon-

‘day over: the construction of a

gate at Bimini Bay, which is
nearing completion of ‘its first
phase of construction.

Residents also expressed con-
cern over being denied access
to the beach, and the possible
sale. of crown land in the area
to the developer.

They said they would also like
to see more Biminites employed
at the project.

The town meeting was



@ By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter

men are bombarded with
female role models in the
home, in our schools, and
on the job, so it makes it
that much easier for
them to become femi-
nine and want to do
things that women do.
Someone needs to
research that, because
it’s a major issue in this
country.

Tanya Bain,
Stapeldon Gardens.

ans? And dis our country?

I AM vex because there are far too many
gay men in this country! Everywhere you go
there is some limp-wrist man gliding about
with more pep in his step than us women.
And I think the problem stems from the fact
that we just do not have enough male fig-
ures in this country. Do you know how
many male principals we have in
this country? Maybe seven. That e eC
is ridiculous, but it just goes to =
show you that our young iG

I am vex with this whole
CSME business. Bahamians already
strugglin’ to hold our own against deez
Haitians invading us, and now dey wan let
udda people come here and work and do as
dey please? What ga be here for the Bahami-

assured that the government has
not sold any crown land to the
developer, that the developer
has put in place four access
roads to the beach area, and that
there will be no gate.

Major

‘A number of Biminites made
it-quite clear that they were not
against the development is the

first major development for

North Bimini in a long time.
The project has the potential
for providing hundreds of jobs
according to the developer.
In addition to condos, guest
rooms and apartment, the devel-
oper also has plans for a

WHY YOU VEX?

The government has so much money in
the Treasury that they created as a result of
issuing work permits for foreigners. But has
any of the smarties realised that in issuing
an abundance of work permits, they are
allowing these aliens to come into our coun-
try and take bread out of the Bahamian’s
mouth? J mean, the Treasury is full of

money from work permits. Soon
enough Bahamians will not be
able to get a job because all

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Loretta Rolle

I am vex because the Bahamian people
deserve to know what is going on with our
prime minister. Every other day it’s a new sto-
ry about Mr Christie and no one can seem to
confirm his real condition. We voted him in,
so I think we should be able to know if there

fD them up.

obviously my judgment was
wrong this time around. What
makes matters worse, the duggone
woman could hardly afford to meet her
rent and she had the audacity to leave my
place torn up. I have to replace a door, paint
the walls and the whole nine yards. All I can
say is landlords need to watch out for these
farm animals renting their property!

I also vex ’cause the government dem can’t
seem to get Harrold Road finish. I know they
tryin’ and they did make an effort, ’cause da
road dem needed to fix badly. But my God, if

is cause for concern. That’s what I’m vex
about today.

A Yellow Elder resident

ya ga do summtin’, just do it, and stop waitin’
and causin’ people inconvenience.

casino and golf course for the
area.

Traveling with Mr Wilch-
combe and addressing the gath-
ering were Bradley Roberts,
Minister of Works; Glennys
Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation; Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, Minister of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, and Agriculture, Fish-
eries and Local Government
Minister, Alfred Gray.

Additionally, the Ambassador
for the Environment and. Chair-
man of the BEST Commission,
Koed Smith also was in Bimini
for the meeting to address the
environmental concerns sur-
rounding the project.








the foreigners will scoo



Vex, Vex, Vex







I am vex about the
way tenants treat their
landlords’ property
with no regard. I had a
doggone tenant in my
place for the past year,
and she left my place in

heated mess. When I
gave her the key to my
apartment, I thought I was
dealing with a human, but



















Deidre Taylor,
Carmichael Road













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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005, PAGE §

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judgement

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter










cial.







THE Privy, Council has
released the preliminary judg-
ment that overturned the
Bahamas Court of Appeal’s
original decision that it had
no jurisdiction to hear Sidney
Stubbs’ bankruptcy appeal.
Attorney General Alfred
Sears read portions of the
advanced statement on
Wednesday in the House of
Assembly, but did not table it,
as it had not been made offi-

On Thursday, the initial
judgment, which was deliv-
ered on May 25, was posted
on the Privy Council website.

According to the ruling, Mr
Stubbs presented a petition
for special leave to appeal



@ HOLY CROSS MP
Sidney Stubbs.

In addition, the Privy'
Council ruled that bankrupt-:
cy did not fall into a “quasi-j





















against the original Court of

Appeal decision.

Ruling

The bankruptcy ruling had
led to Mr Stubbs not taking
his seat in the House of

. Assembly, for more than a
year and set the stage for a

lengthy court battle.

After examining the laws
regarding bankruptcy and
appeal, the Privy Council
reversed the initial ruling that
neither party in the Court of
Appeal case had raised the

question of jurisdiction.

According to their Lord-
ships, the Bahamas court on
its own motion directed argu-

ments on that point.

/ -While their Lordships
agreed that the jurisdiction
was entirely statutory, they
disagreed that the Court of
Appeal did not have the juris-
diction to hear the case, say-
ing that the law provides for
appeals “from any judgment
or order of the Supreme
Court given or made in civil

proceedings.”

penal consequence as sug-!
. gested by the Court ofi
Appeal.” \
The Privy Council said that}
for the purposes of an appeal,’
proceedings were either crim-{
inal or civil. :
As Mr Stubbs was not!
involved in a criminal case,
the appeal had to be a civil}
one which would make it eli-'
gible. '
The Court of Appeal also
decided there was no valid act
of bankruptcy to support the!
making of an adjudication:
order. '
Since the debtor in this}
case, Gina Gonzales had been!
paid in full, the Privy Council
decided to hear the appeal
immediately and give a final
ruling on that question. !
However, because Ms
"Gonzales. or her.council. was
not at the ruling, the court has
allowed her 30 days from the
date of the Board’s report to
appeal the decision. oy
The Tribune could not’
contact Ms Gonzales’ lawyer;
Wayne Munroe, to find out
if an appeal was planned. Mr ~
Munroe is off the island. *



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fi TUC PRESIDENT Obie Ferguson

LOCAL NEWS

House of Labour
set for major
refurbishing

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

ALMOST $450,000 will be
spent on restoring one of the most
significant structures in the his-

’ tory of the labour movement, offi-

cials of the Trade Union Con-
gress (TUC) announced yester-
day.

TUC president Obie Ferguson
said the House of Labour, which
is located on Wulff Road, will
soon to be completely refurbished
into a library dedicated to various
individuals who made significant
contributions to. the labour move-
ment in the Bahamas.

“This building is rich in the his-
tory of the trade union and we

are trying to keep this building:

intact.

“We want to construct a library
so that persons can come here
and access the information on
the labour movement,” the union
leader said.

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According to Mr Ferguson, a
statue of the late Sir Randol
Fawkes, the man who established
the building as a labour office in
the early 1960’s, will be erected at
the entrance.

Sir Randol, who died in 2000,
was one of the pioneers of the
Bahamian labour movement and
piloted the bill in the House of
Assembly to establish Labour
Day as a public holiday in 1962.

Among the other individuals
to be recognised in the library are
Reg Grant, the founding presi-
dent of the TUC; Willimae Bridg-
water, the founder of the
BCPOU; and Sam Stubbs, for-
mer general secretary of the
Bahamas Construction and Build-
ing Trade Union.

“I think this building is in the
right hands now and with the
tight people who will take it in
the right direction,” Mr Stubbs
said.

Lari

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Government moves to
reassure Bahamians

THE government said it wants to reassure Bahamians
the it will not engage the Bahamas in any regional or
international arrangement that is not in the country’s best
interest.

“The government made it particularly clear that under the
current agenda of CMSE the Bahamas is only concerned that it
is not isolated in regional discussion or participation. We
are also satisfied that the acting Prime Minister has put to rest
the spurious rumour mill and misinformed innuendo that
have been attached to the debate concerning the Bahamas
joining or signing onto the CMSE,” said the party in a press
release.

The release said that the “irresponsible posture” of the FNM
on the CSME issue is “destructive for the future of this country
and they have once again shown that they are unsuited to lead
the Bahamas.”



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be our shared experience as we meet in Tarpum Bay in May 24 - 29,
2005.

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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005, PAGE 7



‘Optimistic’

budget saluted

_ by the PLP

@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

THE PLP has saluted the
2005/06 budget, describing it as
“optimistic” and a confirma-
tion of the bright future that
lays ahead for the Bahamas
under the watch of the present
government.

“We salute the government
for its vision and commitment
to the people of the Bahamas,”
said a release from party chair-
man Raynard Rigby.:

The release said the party is
especially proud that Acting
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
made history on Wednesday,
becoming the first woman in
the country’s history to present
the national budget.

History

“We join in with all Bahami-
ans to congratulate the acting
prime minister for the clarity
of her presentation and for the
fact that she has caused a new
page to be turned in the politi-
cal history of our Parliament,”
it said.

The release said the PLP also
wishes to “single out the stellar
performance of the national
economy over thé ensuing
year, which has provided the
fulcrum for such a fulfilling
budget over the new fiscal peri-






three per cent over the past fis-



canes.”
“The PLP believes that this

#@ ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt reads the 2005/2006 budget im the
House of Assembly earlier this week.

(The Tribune archive photo)

economy while improving the



nationals

detained

i] By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT — A group
of 22 Haitian nationals were
apprehended at Lucayan
Harbour on Tuesday.

According to reports, the
Haitians boarded the mail-
boat, mv Fiesta, at Potter’s
Cay dock in New Provi-
dence.

Vessel

When the vessel arrived
at Freeport around 3.40am,
police and immigration offi-
cers detained 14 males, sev-
en females and a two-year-
old child. | :

During processing by
immigration officials, two
women and one man were
reportedly released.

The remaining 19 were
flown back to New Provi-
dence and are being held at
the Carmichael Road

Detention Centre pending
repatriation.

STOLEN GOODS

Grand Bahama police are
asking the public for assis-
tance in locating $4,200
worth of stolen property.

Chief Superintendent
Basil Rahming said Freeport
resident Ruth Martin
reported that sometime
between 10.30am and
5.55pm on May 21, some-
one stole 28 french windows
from her house, which is
under construction at East
Sunrise Highway across
from Aerial Place.

Information

_ Anyone with information
regarding this matter is
asked to contact police at
352-1919.

The public is also asked
to be on the lookout for
anyone attempting to sell
the stolen items.

INSIGHT

For the stories behind
the news, read Insight
on Mondays

od. cal period, particularly at a time
“The indisputable fact is that. when we were rebounding _ year’s budget will undoubtedly

quality of life and increased
opportunities for all Bahami-



the economy has grown at from two, devastating hurri- continue to stimulate a robust



Bahamian

realtor gets
prestigious
CRS award



& BAHAMIAN REALTOR SHAWN THOMAS

@ By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN realtor Shawn ~

Thomas, director of Nocturne
Realty, has been awarded the
prestigious Certified Residen-
tial Specialist (CRS) designa-
tion.

The CRS designation was
awarded to Ms Thomas by the
Council of Residential Spe-
cialists, the largest not-for-prof-
it affiliate of the National Asso-
ciation of Realtors.

Designation

Realtors who receive the
CRS designation have com-
pleted advanced courses and
have demonstrated profession-

al expertise in the field of resi- _

dential real estate.

Only 35,000 realtors world-
wide have earned the creden-
tial.

Home buyers and sellers can
be assured that CRS designees
subscribe to the strict realtor
code of ethics, have access to
the latest technology, and are
specialists in helping clients
maximise profits and minimise
costs when buying or selling a
home.

International

Ms Thomas is also a mem-
ber of the local board of the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion and is an international
member of the National Asso-
ciation of Realtors.

Ms Thomas is also a direc-
tor of the Southern Ladies Golf
Division of the Bahamas Golf
Federation.



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THE TRIBUNE.





When will the senseless
mayhem cease on
New Providence streets?

iE THE autumn of
1957, we started taking
driving lessons with Mr
Everette Smith, an older
server with us around the
altar at St Anne’s Church,
Fox Hill, as our instructor.

. After taking enough low-
ness from the owner of the
automobile being used for
that purpose, we went to
Miami and purchased our
own car in which to complete
our training.

It was a powder blue 1952
Ford Crown Victoria coupe,
with a white top and pillar-
less windows that, from a dis-
tance, gave it the appearance
of a convertible. However,

_ the day it arrived on Prince

George Dock in early Janu-.

ary, 1958, as our luck would
have it, was the same day
that the 19-day General
Strike began. So, we were
obliged to wait until that
work stoppage had run its
course before clearing Cus-
toms and taking possession
of the same.

Some months later, when

Mr Smith took us to the
Road Traffic Department for



GEORGE

lives of other street users.
On the lakeside along the
Airport: Road, one will
observe several crosses with
black wreaths thereon signi-
fying the spot at which some
unfortunate automobile dri-
ver lost his or her life in a
fatal traffic accident. While
these memorials wére
undoubtedly placed there by
the surviving loved ones in
respect of those thus killed,
they should also serve as a
reminder to all other users
of this busy and dangerous
thoroughfare to exercise
extreme caution when dri-
ving along the same. But, d
they? : ;
Thus, we were all indeed
shocked to hear and read
about the terrible accident
that occurred on this very
same road last week, when
three young and productive
lives were suddenly snuffed
out so tragically in a grue-

“On any given day, while
travelling this road, one can
observe many near misses as
foolish drivers attempt at
times to overtake as many as
six vehicles on their way to
and from the airport.”



our driver’s licence test, he
told us that he was confident
that we would be successful
in that undertaking. He was
right. When we finally got
our licence and were driving
back to Fox Hill, Mr Smith

gave us this profound admo- .

nition:

“Now that you have got- .

ten your licence, you must
regard every other driver on
the road as a fool if you want
to survive on our streets.
Never assume that they
would do the right thing
under any circumstances, ard
you will live to drive another
day.”

Mr Smith must have been
a prophet, because every day
since for nearly the past half-
century, we have encoun-
tered some incident on the
road while driving that has
proven him to have been so
right. Furthermore, with
each passing year, things
seem to have gotten worse —
not better — given the way
some people drive, appar-
ently oblivious to the reali-
sation that their recklessness
not only endangers their
lives, but, unfortunately, the



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some traffic mishap. Our sin-
cere condolences are there-
fore extended to their sur-
viving relatives and friends,

‘and we pray that our most

merciful and compassionate
God will grant them grace
and strength sufficient to
help them over this difficult
period of their bereavement.

Ne too long before
this tragic episode,

we can.recall at least three

_ other similar fatalities that

have occurred along this very
same road in recent memory,
all — coirfcidentally — involv-
ing police officers. They
include the death of a young
police officer who — accom-
panied by his intended bride
— was returning from a final
shopping trip to Miami in
preparation for their wed-
ding, which was scheduled to
take place the following
week.
The second incident
involved two police officers,
a male and a female, who

were travelling along that

road late one night when
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VIEWPOINT



MA CK EY

the female officer in the’

process. Then, there was the
more recent case where a
police officer, in conducting
a funeral procession, was
struck off his motorcycle and
killed in a senseless accident.

Just three days ago, New -

Providence recorded yet
another traffic fatality when
a motorcyclist and his pas-
senger collided with a truck
on Farrington Road. The
motorcyclist was injured, but
his passenger died in that
mishap.

ike Bernard Road, |
the Airport Road is

a winding thoroughfare with
many blind bends that does
not lend itself to overtaking,
particularly when it involves
multiple vehicles. Thus, all
drivers using these two roads
should exercise extreme cau-.
tion in so doing, and the
same applies to Prince
Charles Drive and Harrold
Road, too, we might add.
On any given day, while
travelling this road, one can
observe many near misses as
foolish drivers attempt at
times to overtake as many as
six vehicles on their way to
and from the airport. By the
time they clear the last auto-
mobile, they are already very
near a bend around which
another vehicle is fast
approaching from the oppo-
site direction. Only Divine
intervention, perhaps, pre-
vents additional fatal acci-
dents on these occasions.
Some traffic laws designed
for public safety have formed
a part of our Penal Code for
more than a half-century.
However, today, when their
enforcement is so urgently
needed, violations of such
laws appear to go complete-
ly unnoticed by the police.

We refer to the proper and

legal use of one-way streets,
and the legal requirement to
have bicycles licensed annu-
ally and headlights attached
thereon when they are being
used at night.”

While the above might
seem to be minor offences,
it has nevertheless been well
said that: “If you take care
of the pennies (or cents
nowadays), the pounds
(today’s dollars) will take
care of themselves.” Put
another way, the advice thus
proffered is simply this: If
the public observes the laws
of our land being consistent-
ly enforced in minor
instances, then they would
be more careful not to com-






























mit major infractions of the
same.

D uring our teenage
years in the 1950s,

we can vividly recall the
many times when we had to
walk our bicycle from the

Nassau Theatre in Union .

Street (Elizabeth Avenue
today) to our home in Fox
Hill, because darkness had
fallen by the time we exited
that establishment and we
had no headlight on our
vehicle.

On such occasions, when
we had stayed back to view
the start of the second show-
ing of the movie to catch up

On what we had missed at its

initial 3pm presentation, we
dared not ride our bike up
either Bay Street, where a
police station was located
near the Eastern Parade, or
up Shirley Street, where sev-
eral police officers were sure
to be on foot patrol along
that thoroughfare. Such was
our respect for the police at
that time, and their indis-
criminate and consistent
enforcement of our traffic
laws, however insignificant
some of them seemingly
appeared.

Today, however, one can
drive down Shirley Street
any day, or Joe Farrington

Road any night, and observe
grown men and children rid-
ing bicycles (mostly unli-
censed) against the traffic on
the former, and without
headlights on the latter.
Occasionally, a police car
travelling in front of us on

occurrences thereon. ;

In light of the above and
other traffic incidents, we
have concluded that the need
exists on this island — not for
more traffic laws — but for
the rigid enforcement of
those that presently obtain.



“Just three days ago,
New Providence recorded yet
another traffic fatality when a
motorcyclist and his passenger
collided with a truck on
Farrington Road. The _
motorcyclist was injured, but his
passenger died in that mishap.” ;



Shirley Street observes these
infractions, too, but contin-
ues on its merry way, its
occupants apparently oblivi-
ous to such traffic violations.

It.has reached the point on
this island, unfortunately,
where one literally takes
one’s life into one’s hands
whenever one has occasion
to drive on our streets, given
the outright recklessness, dis-
courtesy, ignorance of traf-
fic signals, and the increased
incidents of road rage that

have. become virtual daily

In the absence of such
enforcement, then this ques-
tion will continue to be asked
in the wake of each tragic
traffic fatality: “When will
the senseless mayhem cease
on New Providence streets?”

(George W Mackey’s book'

“Millennium Perspectives”,'a.

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other interesting topics, is avail- ;
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oncerns are voiced by Abaco’s local
government over Passerine development

FROM page one

said.

Mr Sweeting said that only
yesterday morning he received
a letter from the Port Authori-
ty stating that the dock for the
Baker’s Bay development, one
of the most controversial



aspects of the development, had
been approved. .

“We never knew anything
about it. The procedure would
normally be for us to offer rec-
ommendations to the central
government and then a decision
would be made, but be were
never consulted, obviously the

cold medicines off the shelves, then we

local government policy has
changed,” he said.

The chief councillor also said
that the recent meetings
between Discovery Land devel-
opers and the Hope Town dis-
trict council “only came about
because a lawsuit was pending.”

“When they built the Abaco

~ New legislation unlikely |
for over the counter drugs

addictive stimulant are legal. Farm fer-

Club in Winding Bay, Chero-
kee, they never had a council
meeting, it would have been the
same here if there had been no
lawsuit,” he said.

Mr Sweeting said the district
council has not been able to

issue any building permits.to —

the Discovery Land Company,





FROM page one

tilizers are also being used in its pro-
duction.

In Georgia, a Bill has already been
signed to make it illegal to own large
quantities of some cold remedies.

Doses

Under the new Georgia law; state res-
idents will no longer be allowed to have -
more than 300 doses of drugs that con-
tain ephedrine. It also will be a felony for
most people to own anhydrous ammo-
nia, a highly flammable fertilizer used in

will, but at present, we only import very
small quantities of cold medicine,
because, unlike the US, which has
roughly 300 million residents, the
Bahamas has a significantly smaller pop-
ulation, and so the quantity of those
drugs coming into the country is con-
siderably smaller,” he said.

In addition to picking up cold medi-
cine behind the counters, consumers
in US states like Georgia and Arkansas ©
can only buy two packages Per
visit.




shelves and placed behind the pharmacy’s
counter.
The US Senate says the use of “meth”
“isa growing problem that must be
adatceea
-- However, Health Minister Dr Marcus
Bethel claims that there is no record of
meth labs in the Bahamas or there being
any significant use of the drug.
“The government of the Bahamas
“only considers legislation when there is
a perceived need to do so. We have not



















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<1 yet discovered any meth labs in the Pu asin meth production.

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‘eumstances will dictate whether any leg-
-islation will have to be considered in
future, but as it stands, there is no par-
-ticular need to do so,” said Dr Bethel.
Responding to whether cold medi-
cines could possibly be removed from
shelves in the Bahamas and put behind
; the counters, Dr Bethel said this too will
‘ only be done if the need arises.

only nine grams of pseudoephedrine per
30 days, which pharmacists say is more
than enough for the common cold.
Meth, according to US officials, "is
the fastest growing, easiest illegal drug
to produce." Some think it has a more
addictive capacity than crack cocaine.
US law enforcement say it is hard to
crack down on meth labs because the

exempt.

Vivian Lockhart, director of the
Bahamas National Drug Agency, agrees
that there is no extended record of meth
being used here in the Bahamas.

However, she said, “anything relative
to drugs in the US is likely to trickle
down to the Bahamas, and I.am
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because it has not yet been
privy to the details of the devel-
opment plans.

He said there are so many
unknowns involving this project
“that we are not in a good posi-
tion to make a decision.”

“We might be giving them
permission to build something
on Crown Land or Treasury.

- Land, on which construction

was never meant to take place,
we simply don’t have enough

“information,” he said.

However, Mr Sweeting said
he is deferring the issue to the
new district council, which will
take office on July ie

Meanwhile the people of
Guana Cay have said that they
intend to continue to. object to

the scale of the Passerine devel-

opment “on all fronts.”
Supreme . Court

refused the injunction applica-
tion filed by the Save Guana
Cay Reef Association
(SGCRA) to restrain action
under the Heads of Agreement
with the Discovery Land devel-
opers and further dismissed the
Association’s judicial review
action.

Justice Isaacs ruled that ~
SGCRA had no standing before.
the court as the Association is _

neither a landowner nor a resi-
dent.

He further ruled that the

rights of the Association were

not being infringed upon and’

that government had no legal
obligation to hold public con-
sultations. —

Steve Adelson, partner in the
Discovery Land Company, said
yesterday that his team ‘is

“extremely excited” about the:
_ outcome of the ruling.
“We look forward to getting |

to work, building an environ-
mentally sensitive development
and providing jobs and business

- opportunities for Bahamians,”

he said.
Mr Adelson emphasised that

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despite the pleasure over the
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story and. address concerns,
many of which are based on
false and misleading informa-
tion.”

“People, who have studied
the. project, Heads of Agree-
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“Assessment and who know

‘Discovery Land Company’s
track record, know that Baker’s —
Bay is a great project for Guana
Cay and the Bahamas,” said Mr
Adelson.






Bahamian
accused of
rape in US |
to be tried
as adult
FROM page one “fe

immigration department pri-
‘marily because of his j juve-
‘nilestatus. _

. Now that-he has been
charged as an adult, his
immigration status was dis-
covered. U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement
automatically tracks the
identities of everyone
booked into the county jail
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‘an immigration official told |
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no such system is in place at
| the juvenile assessment cen-
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source added.
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PAGE 10, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005

THE TRIBUNE.






Parties, Nightclubs
& Restaurants



Back to the Future: A Seventies Affair, Saturday, May
28 @ The College of The Bahamas’ School of Hospital:
ity Courtyard. Featuring music by the Xtra Band, and Dr
Lutz. Also featuring a Celebrity Alumni 1970s fashion
show. Tickets @ $35 (hors d'oeuvres inclusive) can be
purchased at the Prescription Parlour Pharmacy and
COB's Business Office. Dress code: Smart, casual or
seventies attire. Time: 8pm until. ;

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
Trappers, Nassau’s “upscale” gentleman’s club. Fea-
turing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
Men free before 10 pm. Females free. There will be
free food and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm.
Open until 4 am.

Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts with 3 for

$10 drink specials. Admission: $10 before midnight and .

$15 after. Ladies free before tipo

g Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz: spinning
’ the best in Old Skool. Admission $35, all inchtisive food
and drink.

Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, downtowil ‘every
Friday night.; Admission $10 before midnight. First 50
women get free. champagne. ’ First 50 men get a free
Greycliff cigar. Dress to impress. For VIP reservations
call 356- 4612,

Cool Runnings is back with a Conscious Party @ Hard
Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North every Friday. Classic
reggae style music. Admission 0,





Nightclub; ‘Bay St, feature hits from yesterday — old
school reggae and-rockers downstairs, and golden oldies
upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open 9pm.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar.
Drink specials all night long, including karaoke warm-
up drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-until.

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub. Begins
10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners selected as Vocal-
ist 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 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numer-
ous 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 Thursday. Doors open
at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with
flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s
music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in the Main
Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Glow sticks for
all in before midnight. Admission: Ladies free before
11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour every Friday
- 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots. Bahamian Night
(Free admission) every Saturday with live music from 8
pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8 pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St
kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard house
music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor-
l’wide on the decks.

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport, from 4pm-
until, playing deep, funky chill moods with world beats.

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





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BB. Ale

Back to the Future

t’s totally a 1970s affair. If you loved
the seventies, you shouldn’t miss The

College of the Bahamas’ Back to the ~

Future party tonight.

While the party is open to the general pub-
lic, the college’s Alumni Association is calling
on all. COB: graduates to““come.back home".
Whether-you graduated in the 1970s, 1980s or
last year, all COB alumni are invited to visit
the college one more time - it’s not about
education but entertainment.

Nassau’s favourite soca group, the Xtra
Band, is scheduled to perform. Music will
also be provided by Dr Lutz, known for his

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.

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and
Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden per-
forms solo with special guests on Thursday from 9pm -
midnight. :

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David
Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform
Sunday, 7pm - 10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise
Island.

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring Frankie
Victory at the key board in the After Dark Room every
Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food and drinks.

Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean
Express perform at Traveller’s Rest, West Bay St, every
Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

The Arts

Christopher Cozier, an exhibition of drawings and a
series of prints opens at 12pm on Saturday, May 28 @
New Providence Art & Antiques, Bank Lane. Christo-
her Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in
Trinidad. His work, which explores the ambitions, hopes
and contradictions of Caribbean society in the post-
colonial era, has been exhibited in museums and galleries
worldwide. His work has over the years, consisted of
multimedia projects, involving sound, video, live per-
formances and installations, including drawings, con-
structions and appropriated objects. For more informa-

~ tion call 328-7916 or log on to www.npartantiques.com





classic 1970s mix. The party will also feature a.
Celebrity Alumni Fashion Show, where past

graduates like Senator Tanya McCartney and

100 Jamz DJ Deon Da Butcha will model the

best in clothing from the seventies.

The party, which begins 8 pm at the col-
lege’s School of Hospitality courtyard, is being
held in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

‘Tickets which cost $35 (hors d'oeuvres
inclusive) can be purchased from the Pre-
scription Parlour Pharmacy, and the Business
Office. Dress code: Smart, casual, (seventies
attire optional). For more information, please
call the COB Alumni Affairs Office at 302-
4365/6 or e-mail.us at:

alumniassoc@cob.edu.bs



The Definitive Diaries, an exhibition of recent works by
oil painter, Nicole Angelica, will be held on Saturday,
May 28 @ Prince of Wales Room, Atlantis, Paradise
Island. Nicole is an.accomplished artist, recently taking
the Best in Show award at the Museum of Americas’
(MoA) Women of the Arts 2005 exhibition. There were
2,835 initial submissions. The artist reception runs from
6pm till 10pm (one night only).

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas, an exhibition.that takes the viewer ona
journey through the history of fine art in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces from the national collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius 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-
Saturday, 11am-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Awakening Landscape:.The Nassau Watercolours

‘of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from the collection of
‘Orjan and Amanda Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery

of the Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings

that make up the exhibition are part of one of the earliest.

suites of paintings of Nassau 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, lam- -4pm.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.

Health

Yoga: Stretch, Breathe, Relax, for Body...Mind...Spirit,
yoga classes for all levels will be conducted by Mar-
garet Evans, registered yoga teacher.

¢ Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 24 through June 30 (six
weeks) from 6pm - 7:30pm. Cost: $120.

Saturdays: May 28 through J uly 2 (five weeks) from
10am- 11:30 am. Cost: $50. There will be no class June 4.

Sessions will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church -
Parking Lot (air-conditioned). Wear loose comfortable





clothing, bring a yoga or exercise mat, and a towel. Call
394-2121 or 477-3903, for more information.

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 Mon-
day every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital 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 ofters CPR classes certified
by the AHA. The course defines the warning signs of
respiratory arrest and gives prevention strategies to
avoid sudden death syndrome and the most common
serious injuries and choking that can occur in adults,
infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Training
Representative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today. 2

REACH — Resources & Education for Autism and
related Challenges meets from 7pm — 9pm the second
Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC

_ building, Blue Hill Road.



Civic Clubs

Bahamas Girl Guides Association to hold 90th Anniver-

sary March,and Rally at 3 pm May 28, leaving head-

quarters ‘and'ending at Government House where rally

will begin. The National Pan-Hellenic Council will cél- * Bf
ebrate 75 years with a reception. Fraternity and sorori-
ty members will come together to pay tribute to 75
years of working together. International President of the %
NPHC Michael Bowie is expected to attend.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7: 30pm @CC
Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, college
off Moss Road. Club: 9477. meets Friday
Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19:.Je
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial:
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm: » The
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave. Club.2437
every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J, Whi
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm,,C
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort},
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday; 6pii
in the Solomon’s Building, East-West Highway: All are’
welcome.




























Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi One cha
meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ the Elew
Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Be

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every. Ee
7pm @ Gaylord’s Restaurant, Dowdeswell St
call 502-4842/377-4589 for more info. .

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every: second Tue
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM A Of Ce 4th
meeting room. sant

The ‘Nassau: Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (NP
meets every third Monday of the month in the Be
Room of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel; Ba

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus mee:
second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Spm ¢
Augustine’s Monestary. :

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of
each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre at St Augustine’s
Monestary. For more info call 325-1947 after 4pm.



International Association of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of
every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Friday of the
month at COB’s Tourism Training Centre at 7pm in
Room 144 during the academic year. The group pro-
motes the Spanish language and culture in the commu-
nity.

Send all your civic and social events to The Tribune ©
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THE TRIBUNE SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005, PAGE 11
LOCAL NEWS

Graduates told ‘learning

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rings people together’





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a oe students of the Omega

THE future is something : College outside of the
you make, not find, said Min- : : graduation ceremony on
ister of Education Alfred oe . Thursday night at Loyola
Sears at the Omega College Hall on Gladstone Road.
graduation ceremony on
Thursday night at Loyola Hall i } : , : 5
on Gladstone Road. : : : , (Photos: Mario

Duncanson/
Tribune staff)

Mr Sears told graduates
that learning is the best anti-
dote for ignorance and indif-
ference.

Mr Sears said that when
people learn, “no matter who
we are and where we come
from, we still are marvelling at
the beauty of a sentence or
rhythm by Michael Pintard, or
an idea by Sir Lynden Oscar
Pindling.

“Learning, therefore, is
what brings people together;
learning awakens our con- «
sciousness. Continue to
learn,” he said.

Mr Sears told the graduates
that the future “is an empty
canvas or a blank sheet of
paper, and if you have the
courage of your own thought
and your own observation you
can make of it what you will.”

Out of the 30 students who
graduated on Thursday, two
valedictorians were named.

Augustine F Hall graduated
with a 3.5 GPA and an .Associ-
ate of Business Administra-
tion degree in management.

Chequrita Maria Johnson
graduated with a 3.78 GPA
and a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree in
accounting.

Omega College is a liberal
arts college that has been
approved by the Bahamas
Ministry of Education to
award certificates and diplo-
mas in managerial studies and
associate and bachelor of busi-
ness administration degrees in
accounting, economics,
finance, management and
human resources.

The college is affiliated with
St Thomas University in Mia-
mi, Florida and also has an
articulation agreement with
the College of the Bahamas.





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80th birthday bash

ell-known
local artist
Maxwell H
Stubbs cele-
brated his
80th birthday on May 20. To
‘mark this important milestone,
family and friends joined him
at a service held at Transfigura-
‘tion Baptist Church last Sun-
‘day.

Mr Stubbs, known to all as —
‘Max’, is well-known in the
‘Bahamian community.

“; Originally from Orange
Creek, Cat Island, he moved to
Nassau in his early teens. A
popular photographer for many
years, Mr Stubbs operated
Maxwell’s Studios, initially at
Peter Street and Baillou Hill
Road, and then at Market and
Vesey Streets.

« Also known for his musical
‘talents, he served as organist for
the Transfiguration Baptist
Church for more than 60 years
and was a member of the
famous Dynamic Features
‘singing group.

: Active

~. Mr Stubbs has also been
~active in several community
‘organisations and projects. He
still serves as a member of the
‘Advisory Committee on Public
‘Records and is a Justice of the
Peace.
During, 8 biveta ye l BIRTHDAY BOY ~ Maxwell Stubbs cuts his cake.
‘attended by more than 150
‘guests, Detective Sergeant Fred- .
erick Taylor, on behalf of Cen-
tral Detective Unit, presented
Mr Stubbs with a special plaque
to express appreciation for his
work in notarising warrants for
the police.
Guests were also able to view
a gallery of poster-sized photos
depicting the artist at different
stages of his life and highlighting
his activities in photography,
music and public life.
“ Mr Stubbs was married for 50
years to Frances Stubbs, nee
Thompson, now deceased.
.He is a proud father of six
‘children: Philip, Sharon,
Dainette, Marsha, Neil and
Charles (deceased). He also has
15 grandchildren, one great- â„¢ MAXWELL Stubbs shares a special moment with his three daughters. Pictured (I-r) are
grandchild and three adopted Mrs Marsha Thompson, financial controller at Knowles Construction, Mrs Sharon Rahming,
children, Leonard, Winkie and teacher at CR Walker Senior High School, Maxwell Stubbs and Mrs Dainette Cleare,
Renee. ‘owner/operator of Dae’s Beauty Salon. ; eee



THE 80. CLUB - Maxwell Stubbs (centre) is pictured with two long-time friends, Thaddeus .
Wilson, proprietor of Wilson’s Shoe Store, and Leon “Doc” Rahming, business entrepre-
neur and proprietor of Economy Bus Service.





lm ON behalf of the Central Detective Unit, Detective
Sergeant Frederick Taylor (left) presents Maxwell Stubbs
with a plaque.) _— :



‘@’ MAXWELL Stubbs (fourth from left) is shown with some of his special guests during his 80th birthday lunch. Pictured. . OS YY
(I-r) are Philip Stubbs, Maxwell’s son and managing partner of Ernst & Young, Rev Brazil McDonald, associate minister of | eet
Transfiguration Baptist Church, IG Stubbs, nephew and business entrepreneur/consultant, Maxwell Stubbs, Oscar John- EF oy
son, former MP for Cat Island, George Mackey, former minister of housing and national insurance, and Mrs Sharlamae ig EF
Stubbs, Maxwell’s daughter-in-law. ee er eee





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THE much anticipated

- showdown between two teams

, that played as one last year
wasn’t much of a contest in the
end.

_ The second year Degeo
Bommers blasted the first year
Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks
12-3 in the New Providence
Softball Association ladies’ fea-
ture contest at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Soft-
ball Stadium.

Together last year, the Bom-
mers and the Lady Sharks
played in the final against the.
champions Electro Telecom
Wildcats, who are currently
undefeated at 7-0.

The Wildcats have not yet
played the Bommers, who are
sitting. in.second place at 7-1
after their win over the Lady
Sharks. With the loss, the Lady
Sharks dropped to 3-6 and
remain in fifth place.

Working

“I thought we gave a good °
effort tonight,” said Degeo’s
coach Paul Demeritte. “We hit
the ball pretty well, which was
encouraging because we’ve
been working on that in prac-
tice and we played pretty good
defence.”

The Bommers exploded for
eight hits off the Proper Care
Pool’s starting and losing
pitcher Lena Symonette. But
they need just two innings.to .}.
blow the game open.

The first big rally came in °

the top of the third when the
Bommers erupted for eight
runs on five hits, all with two
outs.
_ With the bases loaded on a
single by designated player
Rosemary Green, a walk to
Christine Hanna and a hit pitch
to Bernie ‘Chips’ Major.

With two out, Jenny Dotson
ripped a shot to left field, scor-
ing Green and Hanna. Ingrid
‘Rose had a run-producing sin-
gle to plate Major and, on an
error that put Gwen Adderley
on first, Dotson scored.

Batting around the clock,
Green came up with the
| biggest blow of the night on a
| three-run triple that sent Dawn
' Forbes, Rose and Adderley all
‘| home. Green eventually scored
on an error.

While her team-mates were
putting up the runs, Marvel
Miller was doing her damage
on the mound for the Bom-
mers, who gave up two bad
innings that enabled the Lady
Sharks to get on the score-
board.

It wasn’t until the bottom of
| the fourth when designated

-player Sherry Beneby got a
{ one-out RBI single to score
| Debbie McClure and Jackie
Conyers’ RBI ground out
drove in Beneby.

Stretch

Then in the sixth, McClure
had a one-out single and
scored on Kelly Smith’s RBI
triple. Kelly had tried to stretch
out the shot up the centre into
an in-the-park homer.

But she was thrown out at
the plate on the tag was ejected
from the game for arguing the
call.

The ejection seemed to
spark the Bommers more than
the Lady Sharks and they pro-
duced four more runs on three
hits in the seventh.

Jenny Dotson was hit by a
pitch to lead off the rally and
pinch runner Denise Gordon
scored on an error that put
Rose on base after Forbes sin-
gled.

A walk to Adderley loaded
the bases for Green, who came
through with a RBI single to
plate Forbes. Hanna singled in
Rose and Green came home
on Major’s RBI sacrifice fly.

Miller went on to retire the
Lady Sharks in order in the
seventh to seal the win ahead
of their showdown with the
Wildcats.

“Whenever we play the
Wildcats, we’re going to be
prepared. There’s no doubt
about it, ’m going to ensure
that they are prepared to play
the Wildcats,” coach
Demeritte insisted.













































































































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â„¢ By BRENT STUBBS.
Senior Sports Reporter

MARK Knowles and Daniel
Nestor are now into the third
round of the French Open, but
Mark Merklein and Vincent
Spadea didn’t get past -the sec-
ond.

Wild card entries Merklein and
Spadea were scheduled to play
the number eight seeded team
of Wayne Arthur and Paul Han-
ley from Australia in their sec-
ond round match at Roland Gar-
ros.

But an injury that Spadea suf.
fered in his second round singles
on Thursday forced him to retire.
As a result, Merklein and Spadea
had to withdraw.

Knowles said it’s just a. “bad
streak of luck” for Merklein, who

Mixed emotions for
Bahamas at French Open



is making a réturn to the pro cir-
cuit after retiring last year.

“He was playing great.

“We practised a couple times
this week here and he’s playing as
great as I’ve ever seen him
play,” said Knowles of his for-
mer Bahamas’ Davis Cup team-
mate.

“He played very well in their
first round match. It was just
unfortunate that his partner got
injured in singles. But he’s play-
ing great and it’s just a matter of

getting a bit of luck.

“But he’s on the decline in that
department.”

Knowles said he didn’t think
that Merklein should have retired
when he did last year, but, now
that he’s back, he just needs to
continue to work hard and he

- should be back up there.

Knowles and Nestor, the top
seeded team, won their second
round match 6-4, 6-3 over the
team of Tomas Cibulec of the
Czech Republic and Marius

Fyrstenberg of Poland on Sun-
day.

“We're playing pretty well. We
got into another round, which is
good. But we’re hitting the ball
very well,” Knowles admitted.
“We're just taking it one match at
a time.”

In the first set, Knowles and
Nestor were up 4-1 with a couple
break points to take a 5-1 lead
and. then serve out the match.
Instead, they allowed their oppo-

’ nents back into the match.

Inability

“That’s something I think we
need to work on,” said Nestor,
of their inability to close out the
matches when they have to. “We
just have to make sure we knock
them out and not give them a





chance to come back.

“Butiaving said that,.I think
we played very well. Our perfor- ~
mances carried over to the sec-
ond set where we played much
better than we did in the a
set.”

Knowles and Nestor won’t
know who their opponents in the
third round will be until today.
But he said they’re not too con-
cerned.

“It’s just one of those matches
where we have to execute and
be on top of our game,” he stat-
ed. “We can’t give too many
teams too much of a chance. We
just have to get up on teams and
stay on top of them.”

On Sunday, Knowles said they
just want to get back on the court
and continue their winning
streak.



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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE New Breed Stingers, behind the
pitching of Martin Burrows Jr., came close
to handing the defending champions TBS
Truckers their first loss of the New Provi-
dence Softball Association’s 2005 season.

But the Truckers, who exploded with
four home runs, managed to hold off the
Stingers in a close 12-10 victory as ace
Leroy Thompson came in relief to get the
job done down the stretch Thursday night
at the Churchill Tener Knowles National
Softball Stadium.

Truckers’ manager Perry Seymour put
their lacklustre performance down to a
lack of games.

Game

“We haven’t played in about five weeks.
The fellows had some batting practises,
but there’s nothing like being a game sit-
uation,” Seymour stressed.

Terrance Culmer got injured, he brought
in Scott McKenzie in the fifth, but he had
to rely on Thompson to hold off the
Stingers..

Nevetherless, Seymour said it was a
good victory for his team, which had to
play the game with two of their starting
players missing.

There was a lot of action from the meat
of the Truckers’ line-up as right fielder
Philip ‘Meat’ Culmer belted a line drive
shot over the left field fence for a one-out

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& By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

MINISTER Neville Wis-
dom was beaming with
excitement as the PLP Gov-
ernment revealed the budget
for the 2005/2006 fiscal year
on Wednesday in the House
of Assembly.

The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture will
receive $3.5 million more
than last year — an increase of
almost 60 per cent.

While Wisdom expressed
his delight, he will wait until



“I am pleased with the fact
that, each year, we have made
substantial increases in the
money that has been allocated
to our ministry.”



Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Neville Wisdom

he makes his contribution in
the House of Assembly next
week before he discloses how



Seymour said that after starting pitcher .

Champions edge
past the Stingers

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three-run homer and left fielder.

Charles Rolle followed with a solo
homer for a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the
first inning.

With one-out in the second, shortstop
Marvin “Tougie’ Wood ripped a two-run
homer to extend their lead to 6-3.

And in the third, third baseman Adrian
Hutchinson drilled a shot deep to right
field and cleared the. bases on a grand slam
in-the-park homer.

The Truckers put two more runs on the
scoreboard in the fifth, thanks to a run-
producing single from center fielder
Ramon Storr to kneck in second baseman
Darren Mortimer before Hutchinson stole
home.

Although TBS only trailed in the first
inning, they struggled a bit to get past the
pitching of Burrows Jr. And, despite the
loss, Burrows Jr. said they can hold their
heads up high.

“We’re a young team and we played
them the best game all season,” admitted
Burrows Jr., who normally starts in short-
stop. “We made some crucial errors, but-it
was a good game.”

While the Truckers remained undefeat-

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ed, the Stingers dropped to 2-6 and just a
half game ahead of the last place Pool
Mighty Mitts in the standings.

New Breed were trailing 10-3 going into
the fifth when they greeted McKenzie with





contested game.

Slick-fielding second baseman Keiron
Munroe led the rally with a single and
eventually scored on an error after Bur-
rows Jr. singled.

Baseman

With one out, left fielder Desmond
Rolle came up with a RBI double to plate
Burrows Jr. With two-out, first baseman
Rashad Seymour had a RBI double to













Stevens knocked in Seymour with a shot to
right.

Stevens tried to stretch it out to a two-
run in-the-park homer, but he got tagged
out at the plate and was only credited with
a RBI triple.

The Truckers stayed with McKenzie, .
but after Burrows came through with a
one-out triple, scored on Sherman Fergu-
son’s RBI single and scored on a three-
base error, Thompson was called out of the
dug-out.

He was able to strike out Desmond
Rolle to kill the rally.

And in the seventh, Thompson gave up
a lead off walk to center fielder Garfield
Bethel, but left him stranded on base as he
retired the next three batters to end the
game.























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he intends to spend it,
although he admitted that the
priority will be on Family

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development.

"We had a_ sizeable
increase for our ministry,"
said Wisdom, whose ministry
will receive in total
$9,766,735, compared to

$6,383,270 in 2004/05.

"T am pleased with the fact
that each year, we have made
substantial increases in the
money that has been allocat-
ed to our ministry, which also
includes youth and culture.

In his first year as minis-
ter, Wisdom was entrusted
with $4,197,510 to spend for
the 2002/2003 year. It was
further increased to
$5,155.057 for the 2003/2004
year.

Significant

Wisdom said it's significant
to note that the budget allo-
cation does not include "the
gift" that the Bahamas Gov-
ernment received from the
Republic of China to build a
$30 million national track
and field stadium; provide
new facilities for softball and
baseball as well as a multi-
purpose gymnasium at the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre.

The work on the transfor-

mation of the QESC is .

expected to commence in
February and should be con-
cluded by early June, 2007,
but not later than January,
2008.

Although the ministry has
been allocated a considerable

increase in funding, Wisdom —

warned the various sporting
disciplines that he doesn't
want them to rest on their
laurels when it comes to
securing funding their own
associations and federations.

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"What it does mean is that
the government recognises
the significance of sports and
we need to continue to sup-
port it," he stressed.

This year, according to
Wisdom, will be the year of
development of sports in the
various disciplines.

"I'm pleased to announce
that there's been a tremen-
dous amount of development
on the part of the sports asso-
ciations and federations
because there's a number of
young people participating in
sports," he charged.

Attention

"So this upcoming year,
you will see attention being
placed on facilities and you
will see, in conjunction with
the. Ministry of Tourism,
more emphasis being placed
on Sports Tourism, which
will benefit our local com-
munities, including the Fam-
ily Islands."

Due to damage inflicted by
last year’s hurricanes, Wis-
dom said a number of facili-
ties were destroyed.

He praised the local sport-
ing bodies, particularly those
in Grand Bahama and Aba-

.co, which exercised a great
degree of patience as the

Bahamas Government tried
to restore lives first.

"This year, we will be look-
ing at facilities," said Wis-
dom, who again declined to
go into further details until
he makes his address in the
House of Assembly..

Money

But for those associations ©
and federations which have
international competitions to:
in, Wisdom
warned that there will not be
too much money allocated in
the kitty.

In the approved estimates
for the new year, $50,000 will
be granted for the prepara-
tion of the sixth Bahamas
Games. However, Wisdom
said no specific date has been
established.

"We will meet with the var-
ious associations and federa-
tions and make a determina-
tion as to when the next
Bahamas Games will be
held," he stated.








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Senior Sports Reporter

THE facelift to the interior of
the Thomas A. Robinson Track
and Field Stadium is progressing
ahead of the Bahamas’ hosting
of the Senior Central American
and Caribbean Championships.

Carl Shippee, of Beynon Sports
Surfaces in Baltimore, Maryland,
said, based on the scope of work
that has to be done, the stadium
will be ready for the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associa-
tions’ National Track and Field
Championships next month.

Resurface

“We’re going to resurface the
whole track and the event areas,”
said Shippee, who has been here
for the past nine days before the
rest of his. crew arrive next week.

“We're going to meet the spec-
ifications of the IAAF so that
they can certify the meet. We will
repair the areas that need to be
repaired and provide the other



things that were not in place.”

Next week, Shippee said
Beynon Sports Surfaces will send
in a six-man crew, who will do all
of the necessary repairs to the
surface of the chevron track.

Shippee said it’s estimated that
it will take three weeks to have all
of the work completed.

In the meantime, while he waits
for his crew to arrive, workmen
from Watson Construction were
busy building a new runway for
two pole vault pits.

Charles Larimore, an operator
and truck driver with Watson
Construction, said they’re pleased
to be a part of the crew that’s try-
ing to improve the conditions of
the stadium.

“It will be a great achievement
for us to be working on this sta-
dium,” Larimore said. “Hopeful-
ly, we will get it ready in time for
the athletes.”

Larimore said they have until
June 1 to have the work com-
pleted.

Once they would have finished
building the run-way, Shippee
said they will wait until they com-

plete all the repairs on the track
before they lay down the same
chevron surface on the runway.
Additionally, Shippee said they
will switch around the discuss and
shot put areas in a bid to avoid
athletes being injured by the dis-

Building

Workmen were also busy
extending the building that cur-
rently hosts the announcer’s
booth and the press centre to
accommodate the large amount
of journalists expected in town
for the event.

Workmen from the Ministry of
Works were also seen repairing
the bathroom facilities, the VIP
stand and the building that hosts
the concession stand and the
weight-room.

And the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s staff, headed
by Earl Clarke, were also seen
working on the long/triple jump
pits and the grass area in front of
the VIP stand.





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walkway of the entrance of the VIP area of the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

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Volume: 101 No.154



Organisations to host
‘Tdeology of Peace’
seminar in Bahamas



A CONFERENCE to open
in New Providence next week
is raising some eyebrows as
organisations hosting the
event are involved with a
world renowned cult leader.

The Family Federation for
World Peace and Unification
(FFWPU) and the Inter-reli-
gious and International Fed-
eration for World Peace
(IIFWP) will hold a seminar
on “The Ideology of Peace”
for leaders of the Bahamas.

However, concern has been
rising over the FFWPU,
IIFWP coming to the
Bahamas because of the
organisation’s association with
its founder, Reverend Sun
Myung Moon, a man known
world-wide as the head of a
cult often referred to as the
“Moonies” or the Unification
Church.

The Korean religious leader
was an engineering student
and dock-worker before
founding the Unification
Church in 1954 with a doctrine
based on Christianity as inter-
(preted by Moon, who his fol-



i Moon introduced the move-

‘ment to the United States in
ithe 1960s.

««, Officially known as the
“Holy Spirit Association for the
nification for World Chris-
janity, its world headquarters
are now in New York City.
‘3Over the years Moon has
-been accused of brainwashing
and in 1982 was convicted of
‘conspiracy to evade taxes in
the United States.

He and his wife, Hak Han,
vare regarded as “True Par-
‘ents” by his followers.

«. Moon claims that he has
‘communicated with Abraham,
Moses, Jesus, and Buddha in
his spiritual search.

' Moon matches his followers
with mates and performs mass
weddings — the church’s most
important ritual.









» gl By CARA BRENNEN
-« Tribune Staff Reporter

“tried as an adult.

on an expired tourist visa.

MILAGRO Cunningham, the 17-
year-old Bahamian accused of raping
an 8-year-old girl and then leaving for
dead in a dumpster in Florida, will be

Florida investigators have discovered
that Cunningham has been in the Unit-
ed States illegally for the past two years

Cunningham is charged with
attempted conspiracy to commit a
felony, committing an act that could
cause death, sexual assault and battery
of a minor, kidnapping a minor, cruelty

This conference, which
opens Monday, has. been
endorsed by five local Baptist
pastors.

They include. Rev Dr
Kendall Capron, Rev Dr Enid
Capron and Rev Ruby Ann
Darling, as well as Rev Carl
Rahming of St Paul’s Baptist
Church.

These four are identified on
a Family Federation for World
Peace release as “Ambas-
sadors for World Peace”.

Bishop Edward Missick of
the First. Holiness Church of
God Bamboo Town, who also
endorses the conference, said
that assertions that Moon is a
cult leader.are simply not
true.

“T used to think they were a
cult, so I never bothered with
them, but I have come to learn

that this man is not a cult

leader.

“He calls himself a repre-
sentative of the Messiah, and
that is basically it.

“He has travelled the 56
states of the US and he has
never fooled anyone into join-
ing his organisation, all he
wants is to promote peace,”
he said.

Bishop Missick claims that
he and his congregation at
First Holiness, Church of God
follow the “Moonie doctrine”
and are satisfied that the
organisation is based solely on
fellowship and love.

“These people have their
own homes and assets, they do
not want anything from any-
one, except fellowship and
unification, ” said Bishop Dees
sick.

Bishop Missick said he was
introduced to the Moonie faith
through his wife who had vis-
ited a conference the organi-
sation held in the US.

He said his son also attend-
ed a Moonie conference and
returned to Nassau with only

complimentary things to say

about the organisation.

and child molestation.

seventeen-year-old has
been in US illegally

and aggravated abuse toward a child

According to reports, Cunningham
had been staying at the home of the
child’s godmother. Occasionally the
young girl would spend the night with
her godmother. Cunningham is accused -
of taking the child to the nearby dump,
sexually assaulting and choking her,

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Policeman shelters
collapsed man

OFFICER 22 Miller spent almost half an hour
sheltering a man who collapsed outside The Tri-
bune yesterday, as emergency services were slow
to arrive on the scene.

Bystanders were alarmed by the length of time
it took for an ambulance to respond to calls and

.said the paramedics seemed reluctant to treat
Mr McKinney.

Earlier this week, the former head of emer-
gency medical services (EMS) Warren Grant
resigned, claiming that the EMS in the Bahamas
is probably the least adequate in the region.

Steven Brown, head of Emergency Services,
told The Tribune he would get to the bottom of
the incident. ;

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According to US immigration sources
and media reports Cunningham who is
from the Bahamas has been in the Unit-
ed States illegally for the past two years.
Acquaintances say that Cunning-
ham’s mother sent him from the
Bahamas to live with his aunt in Lake
Worth, Florida. After he was reported-
ly asked to leave his aunt’s home, he
went to live with the child’s godmother.
Because he had no documentation,
Cunningham was unable to attend
school or get a job in the States.
Despite three prior arrests, Cunning-
ham was able to escape the radar of cae

SEE page nine








then dumping her unconscious into the
garbage, and leaving her for dead. Her
body was covered with rocks and debris.

However, seven hours after she was
reported missing, police found her alive.

Cunningham was arrested last Sun-
day. He was indicted on the charges on
Thursday. It was decided then that he
would be charged as an adult.














New legislation
unlikely for over
the counter drugs

@ By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter

LEGISLATION making cer-
tain over-the-counter drugs
accessible only by prescription is
unlikely to be adopted in the
Bahamas.

US legislators this year are
working to “crack down” on the
production and distribution of
the highly addictive drug
methamphetamine, which can
be produced using ingredients
in cold medicines, such as
Sudafed.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police Reginald Ferguson told
The Tribune that local police
have “stumbled upon several
incidences in the last two or
three years” that involved the
transshipment of “meth”
through the Bahamas.

Mr Ferguson said there have
also been cases where the drug
was discovered in clubs and dis-
cos throughout New Provi-
dence.

Several US states have
passed laws and are consider-
ing Bills to block the produc-
tion of this stimulant. These
laws will require that cold med-
icines be removed from store

SEE page nine

Concerns
voiced by
Abaco’s local
government
over Passerine
development

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

LOCAL government offi-
cials in Abaco are con-
cerned that their position
has been usurped by central
government in the negotia-
tions in the Baker’s Bay
(Passerine), Abaco devel-
opment.

Outgoing chief councillor
Walter P Sweeting of Hope
‘Town’s District Town Coun-
cil told The Tribune yester-
day that local government
officials “hardly had any
input into the Passerine
development.” Y

Mr Sweeting said he nev-
er met with any central gov-
ernment officials and that
the council was often
informed of decisions about
the development only after’
the fact.

“The only ones who made
any attempt to keep us
somewhat informed were
the developers, but not the
central government,” he

SEE page nine


PAGE 2, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005

LOCAL NEWS





@ ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt, MP for St Cecilia, and Mrs Joann McPike, wife of Mr Harry McPike, are shown with Academic Award recipients at the offi- .

cial opening of the Coconut Grove Festival last night. The awards, which are given to high school and elementary school children from the St Cecilia constituency who main-
tain a cumulative average of 3.0 for the year, were the highlight of the opening ceremonies. Each high school student who had a cumulative GPA over 3.0 won a Dell com-
puter and each elementary student with the same GPA won a bicycle. Mrs Pratt said that she and St Cecilia residents were ‘thankful to all who have chosen to recognize
and reward the youth of our country who excel. This is a start, and although the numbers are small, we hope for bigger and better things in the future. After all it is these

individuals who are the future leaders of our country.’

(Tribune photo)

Students make the grade
with acting prime minister

e

li By KRYSTEL ROLLE.

THE community of St Cecil-
ia was a flurry of activity yes-
terday as Acting Prime Minister
Cynthia Pratt awarded 26 stu-
dents for scholastic achieve-
ments at the opening of the St
Cecilia Community Coconut
Grove Festival.

Coconut Grove Avenue and
Fourth Street were blocked off
on Friday as Mrs Pratt, who is
MP of the area, celebrated with
the children and the communi-
ty.

Twenty six students living in
the Grove were awarded St
Cecilia Honours Awards and
bicycles in recognition of their
academic excellence.

“TI want to encourage the stu-
dents to improve themselves
and also to study and get good
grades,” Mrs Pratt said.

The students received their
awards from the Minister of
Education Alfred Sears.

The festival also highlighted
the re-development project
spearheaded by Mrs Pratt in the
St Cecilia community. Seven-
teen prisoners are helping to
develop the community as part’
of a work scheme that allows
inmates who have served two-
thirds of their sentence a chance
to give back to the community.

“T brought them into the
inner city,” Pratt said, “because
this is where they are from. I’m
giving them the chance to be
apart of improving this place.”

The inmates constructed a
building that will now become

the permanent site for all St Cecilia festivals in the future.

Grove residents yesterday

praised the contributions that
the acting prime minister has

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Mother Pratt got here, I have
seen major improvements. The
place is noticeably cleaner.”

The festival will continue on
until Saturday.

Wa

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aU aaa

THE TRIBUNE

rT es
given over
mosquito

Coseeatene
i By KRISTINA McNEIL:

MOSQUITO fogging pos-
es little or no health risk or
chance of water supply con-
tamination Health parlia-
mentary secretary Ron Pin-

' der assured the public yes-

terday.

Pesticide fogging began in
Fox Hill, Yamacraw and
Nassau East on Monday
between 10pm and 1pm and
will continue daily until June
2

Fogging, which is also tak-
ing place in the Family
Islands, is being done to con-
trol the mosquito popula-
tion.

While there are no health
dangers specifically related
to mosquito fogging, Mr
Pinder did advise persons
with allergies to remain
indoors while fogging is tak-
ing place in their area.

Beekeepers are also
advised to bring their bees
inside during the fogging. ~

Mr Pinder ‘said in past
years there was a greater risk
of water supply contamina-
tion from fogging, but that
this year, the government
switched from chemical-
based larvaciting to water-
based larvaciting..

As part of the Ministry’s
effort to intensify the vector
control programme to focus
on the mosquito fogging and
trapping, education and pre-
vention programmes will be
put in place from May to
June.

“ “The Bahamian public has
its part to play to help the
government to control the
levels of mosquitoes and
mosquito breeding,” Mr Pin-
der said yesterday.

The public is urged to
remove any buckets, paint
cans, appliances or aban-
doned vehicles that can col-
lect water and contribute to
mosquito breeding.

Malfunctioning septic
tanks can contribute to mos-
quito breeding, Mr Pinder
said.

He also identified the area
around St Albans Drive as
a mosquito breeding ground
because of stagnant water
caused by a drainage canal
near the old Seafloor Aquar-
ium.


THE TRIBUNE



ea eee eee eee
Bahamas reservations on treaty

referred to Commission on Trade




half years.

business.

tion.

said Kerzner.

Bahamas. .

this year.

Kerzner.

said.

President
of Kerzner
retires
from post

PAUL O'Neil, the president
and managing director of
Kerzner International has
retired from his post it was
announced yesterday.

“Paul O’Neil has been the
driving force behind the out-
standing results we have seen
in Paradise Island over the
course of the past five and a

“It has been his skills and
leadership, and the outstanding
team he has developed, which
have helped the business to
grow so dramatically and given
us such excellent returns on
our investment there,” a
release from Kerzner said.

The company said that from
the beginning of his tenure, Mr
O’Neil informed them of his
plan to retire in 2006 or 2007.

“As you know, the Paradise
Island business is continuing
to grow rapidly, as we prepare
to launch Marina Village in
July and continue to move full
speed ahead with Phase IIT and
the exciting developments of
the condo hotel and the new
marine attractions.

“As this area of our business
continues to grow and develop,

_it has been of great importance
that we ensure a strong suc-
cession plan is in place for that

Progress

“Based upon Paul’s desires
and our progress on the Phase
III development, we deter-
mined that now is an oppor-
tune time to begin this transi-

“While we can never
replace Paul, we are very for-
tunate that we have someone
within Kerzner who we all
believe is his ideal successor,”

George Markantonis has
now been promoted to presi-
dent and managing director of
Kerzner International

“This is a very exciting deci-
sion for the company, and
George and Paul will be work-
ing closely together to :transi-
tion'the Paradise Island busi-
ness through at least the end of

“George and his family will
relocate to the Bahamas and -
_he will begin his new assign-
ment on September 1,”

Mr Markantonis has been
working most recently as the
president and managing direc- |
tor of the Kerzner resort the
Palm in Dubai and played a
key role in the planning and
development of Kerzner’s
Dubai operations.

“George originally joined
Kerzner International in early
2004 from Caesar’s Palace in
Las Vegas, where he was the
senior vice president of hotel
operations and held overall ,
responsibility for the
day-to-day operations of the
2,500 room, 80 acre

luxury resort,” the company









& By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter





THE Bahamas’ position on
the revised Treaty of
Chaguaramas, which governs
the country’s participation in
CARICOM and its relation-
ship with the Caribbean Single
Market and Economy
(CSME) has been referred to
the Bahamas Commission on
Trade.

As a result of broad public
debate on the matter, Minister
of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell said he has asked the
Commission to review “the
specific language of the reser-
vations and the explanation to



















the government.

The commission is to report
specifically on the effective-
ness of the Bahamas’ pro-
posed reservations to CSME
membership, which would in
effect maintain the country’s
current position in. CARI-
COM.

The commission was
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AN EXPERT in the explosives field has ques-
tioned why the Bahamas government has not
made public “the wealth of information” it has
on the controversial issue of liquefied natural

According to the source, who wished to
remain anonymous, if certain information pos-
sessed by the government were to be released,
the current LNG debate would not be what it is

Information

He claimed the information shows how the
country already has laws in place for the han-

“We have propane trucks up and down our
streets everyday, sitting in traffic, which are 10
times more dangerous than any LNG truck.

“Propane works under 250 pounds of pres-
sure. No other gas works under this kind of

“If one of those cylinders on those trucks








Perry Christie to look at all

potential trade agreements

and comprises both public and

private sector individuals.
The commission is co-

chaired by Raymond Winder,

former president of the .

Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and Wendy Craig,
incoming governor of the Cen-
tral Bank. ,

Address

Mr Mitchell made the
announcement in an address
during a commission luncheon
meeting hosted by Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie
Miller.

The Bahamas wants reser-
vations on four aspects of the

treaty: The free movement of -

people, the monetary union,
the Caribbean Court of Jus-
tice and the Common External
Tariff.

Mr Mitchell said that the
government’s only motivation
on the issue at this time stems

from the fact that. under the

provisions of the treaty, the

single market is to come into
effect on January 1 2006 and
the legal position of The
Bahamas ought to.be made

ear,

Aspects

“You are then totally part
of the treaty arrangements but
your positions are reserved on
those aspects which are not in
our national interest,” said Mr
Mitchell.

However, Steven MacAn-
drew, a Barbados-based spe-
cialist in the movement of
skills and labour under the
CSME, told The Tribune this
week that the Bahamas may
only be able to maintain its
reservations to the CSME for
five years after joining the
trading bloc.

He ‘said that although
CARICOM. has decided that

the Bahamas has the right to

indicate which aspects of the

_treaty it will participate in, a

waiver must be requested in
five years to extend these eco-
nomic restrictions.

Expert in explosives
claims government
has a ‘wealth of
information’ on LNG

li By PAUL G TURNQUEST -

happened to blow, I don’t think we have enough
medical facilities on this island to handle the
devastation that will follow such a catastro-

phe,” he said.

Safer

‘ Although the source admitted that all volatile

~ Bahamas.

substances are dangerous, he said that LNG
was far safer to handle and control than the
propane gas that is used in most homes in the

“If a propane tank leaks, the gas is so thick

that it gathers in one area and sits there. Espe-
cially if it is a damp area it settles right there on

the ground and will travel, searching for an

ignition source.
“The most dangerous thing about liquefied

propane gas (LPG) is that it if it gets

scars.

on your skin it leaves hideous, irreversible

“LNG is something that has safely been used
now for years, and we have the mechanisms in
place to control it.

“To respect it and to fear it is two different.

things,”



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‘arguably the greatest
Bahamian patriot

EDITOR, The Tribune.

AS THE CSME (Caricom
Single Market and Economy)
debate rages in our newspa-
pers and on our airwaves,
many Bahamians are realis-
ing ‘that the failed Referen-
dum exercise of 2002 was
merely a precursor of this sub-
tle and diabolical attack on
our sovereignty.

_ Clearly inferring that no
Bahamians were sufficiently
well versed on the CSME

--issue to debate him, our Min-

ister of Foreign Affairs, the
Hon Fred Mitchell has dis-
missed the entire nation of
Bahamians as “idiots” as he
vehemently defends his .posi-
tion that our signing of the
“revised” Treaty of Chaguar-
mas will not alter our national
life; economically, politically,
socially nor spiritually.

. However, Minister Mitchel-

l’s words have returned to
haunt him as eloquent defend-
ers of Bahamian sovereignty

“have emerged in the persons

of Mr Brian Morée, Dr
Gilbert Morris, Mr Paul Moss,
Mr Fayne Thompson, Mr
Fred Smith, Mr Julian Francis
and the Hon James Smith,
Minister of State for Finance.

While preparing placards
for the upcoming labour day
march of Friday, June 3, 2005
— a day of celebration when
community and servanthood

_ was secured for the working

majority of Bahamians
through the tireless efforts of
Sir Randol Fawkes (1924 -
2000) —I was given a copy of
Sir Randol’s thoughts on
CARICOM. Sir Randol,
remains arguably the greatest

declined the bribe of a million
dollars as he cast his deciding
vote to give us Majority Rule
when the election of 1967
showed an impasse of 18 seats
for the PLP and 18 seats for
the UBP, respectively.

One of the noblest sons of
Bahamaland, Sir Randol

’ Fawkes wrote in a column

published in The Bahama
Journal on June 5, 1993 cap-
tioned: “No Caricom Without
Referendum”, his fears for the
safety of our small island
nation. Sir Randol writes thus:
: “T often wondered what The

- Caribbean Community’s

Common Market (CARI-
COM) was up to. But now
that I know, I wish to sound a
warning to all true Bahami-
ans to hold fast to the ‘Christ-
ian Values and the Rules of
Law’ as enshrined in the Pre-

~ amble to our Independence

Constitution of July 10, 1973
because some power hungry


















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politicians to the south are
planning to invade our home-
land and steal our birthright
away,” said Sir Randol.
Stating the facts which led
to his alarming conclusion Sir
Randol elaborated: “At the
opening ceremony of the first
regional assembly of CARI-
COM on January 4, 1991 the
Rt Hon James F Mitchell,
Prime Minister of St Vincent
and the Grenadines, stated, ‘It
behooves me to point my view
of the new horizon. Put sim-
ply, it is: One Flag, One
Anthem, One Minister of
Finance and One Head of

_ State.””

Pointing out that this sim-
ple declaration heralded the
death of our democracy Sir
Randol writes: “Simple
enough dictatorship is always
simple, monosyllabic and
quick.” However, “under a
democracy we have a right to
be properly briefed on CARI-
COM before being required
to vote, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on
whether the Bahamas shall
become a full member state
of the Caribbean Communi-
ty’s CARICOM.

“The Rt Hon James F
Mitchell further expostulated,
‘One flag means we speak on
the podium of the United
Nations with one clear voice.
One voice means one pass-

‘ port, one citizenship and. all
that flows from a single citi- .

zenship. Secondly, one Min-
istry of Finance is essential to
provide the economic. devel-
opment which our people
crave.’ Prime Minister James
Mitchell concluded that ‘this
union will need to show
results, and this authority
which negotiates and secures
financing must be responsible
for the repayment of that
finance’.

“Make no mistake about it.
These Caribbeans...offering
CARICOM as a panacea for
all ills, intend to destroy our
National Flag, the black, the
gold and the aquamarine;
silence our National Anthem,
‘Lift up your heads to the ris-
ing sun Bahamaland’, abolish
Bahamian citizenship and our
passports, eliminate Bahamian
autonomy and thereafter
superimpose upon us a
leviathan dictatorship with a

“network of cells throughout

the Caribbean — all done
without...a:Constitutional Ref-
erendum,” writes Sir Randol.

As Labour Day is celebrat-
ed in our Bahamas on Friday,
June 3, 2005-all Bahamians
should offer prayers of thanks
to God for giving us the great
national hero, Sir Randol
Fawkes, as we ‘march to the
tune of a song he wrote titled:
“Bahamas - Glorious Home-
land,” the last stanza of which
goes:

and to our sons unfold,’
The burden of broad shoul-

EDITOR, The Tribune.

One day when we are older |

ders of common men and
bold;

With one heart they shall
honour, with one. voice pro-
claim thee:

Bahamas - Glorious home-
land, sweet land of liberty.

PHILLIPPA RUSSELL
Nassau,
May 23, 2005.

(Sir Randol declining a
bribe of a million dollars to
cast “his deciding vote” against
majority rule is indeed news

that never happened. (Obvi-. —

ously, this writer did not know
Sir Randol personally. Any-
one who knew Sir Randol as
we did would know that if this
were even hinted at, Sir Randol

‘would have been the first in

our offices with his mischie-
vous grin to announce it to the
world. The fact that — with all
the conspiratorial truths, half
truths, and complete untruths

that he used to bring to our »

offices — he never once men-
tioned an offer of a bribe, read-
ers can rest assured it never
took place.

(Unfortunately this is the
way myths are floated into his-
tory books and are passed
down through the ages as facts.




etic
CO) Co a AY |
leadership






I AM a supporter of the
FNM. I have worked several
elections and have in previ-
ous years lent my support.to
the party and its members
whenever requested. Since
the debacle of the 2002 elec-
tion, there appeared to have
been every effort made to
resolve the differences in the
management aspect of the
organisation on an internal
basis but without any success.

Unfortunately, it would
appear to this observer that
the present leadership team, |
of which there appear to be
less than 20 persons, are
themselves going from con-
stituency branch to con-

_Stituency branch sowing seeds
of dissent and discord. They
are doing more damage, than
good: In their obvious efforts
to establish undisputed con-
trol, they are further alienat-
ing those supporters by con-
stantly presenting the party
with persons who. are
unknown and in many
instances, are not acceptable |
to the majority of the mem-
bers of what is supposed to
be the Council. The present
leadership team seem to’
make their decisions behind
closed doors with a very small
group and present that deci-
sion as a fait a compli to the

‘ party.

What are you trying to do
to the party, Tommy and

Carl?











































DIANA F FERGUSON
Nassau,
May 10, 2005.




NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that CHENET JOSEPH OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to
the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 28TH day of MAY, 2005 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZNER BIENAIME OF #45
APPLE STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for

Bahamas.



registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21st day of MAY,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Navorallly and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.


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. @ BIMINI PROJECT - Mr. Rafael Reyes, Presiden

t of RAV Bahamas Limited, developers of the Bimini Bay project outlines some





developments during a town meeting at the Bimini All Age School on Thursday evening. Left to right are: V. Alfred Gray, Minister of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government; Mr. Reyes; Bradley Roberts, Minister of Work; Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation; Koed Smith, Ambassador for the Environment; Allyson Maynard-Gibson, Minister of Financial Services and
Investment. Seated at the rear is Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism and Member of Parliament for West End and Bimini.

(BIS Photo by SIMON LEWIS)

Wilchcombe: Bimini
development will not
be ‘gated community’

@ By SIMON LEWIS

BIMINI Alice Town -
Tourism Minister Obie Wilch-
combe assured residents of
Bimini that they will have access
to the multi-million dollar Bimi-
‘n¥ Bay Resort development:

’ "Mr Wilchcombe; who is the
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Five cabinet ministers were
in Bimini for a town meeting
Thursday evening at the Bimini
All-Age School.

The meeting was called after
residents of that historical com-
munity staged a protest Mon-

‘day over: the construction of a

gate at Bimini Bay, which is
nearing completion of ‘its first
phase of construction.

Residents also expressed con-
cern over being denied access
to the beach, and the possible
sale. of crown land in the area
to the developer.

They said they would also like
to see more Biminites employed
at the project.

The town meeting was



@ By DANIELLE STUBBS
Tribune Staff Reporter

men are bombarded with
female role models in the
home, in our schools, and
on the job, so it makes it
that much easier for
them to become femi-
nine and want to do
things that women do.
Someone needs to
research that, because
it’s a major issue in this
country.

Tanya Bain,
Stapeldon Gardens.

ans? And dis our country?

I AM vex because there are far too many
gay men in this country! Everywhere you go
there is some limp-wrist man gliding about
with more pep in his step than us women.
And I think the problem stems from the fact
that we just do not have enough male fig-
ures in this country. Do you know how
many male principals we have in
this country? Maybe seven. That e eC
is ridiculous, but it just goes to =
show you that our young iG

I am vex with this whole
CSME business. Bahamians already
strugglin’ to hold our own against deez
Haitians invading us, and now dey wan let
udda people come here and work and do as
dey please? What ga be here for the Bahami-

assured that the government has
not sold any crown land to the
developer, that the developer
has put in place four access
roads to the beach area, and that
there will be no gate.

Major

‘A number of Biminites made
it-quite clear that they were not
against the development is the

first major development for

North Bimini in a long time.
The project has the potential
for providing hundreds of jobs
according to the developer.
In addition to condos, guest
rooms and apartment, the devel-
oper also has plans for a

WHY YOU VEX?

The government has so much money in
the Treasury that they created as a result of
issuing work permits for foreigners. But has
any of the smarties realised that in issuing
an abundance of work permits, they are
allowing these aliens to come into our coun-
try and take bread out of the Bahamian’s
mouth? J mean, the Treasury is full of

money from work permits. Soon
enough Bahamians will not be
able to get a job because all

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Loretta Rolle

I am vex because the Bahamian people
deserve to know what is going on with our
prime minister. Every other day it’s a new sto-
ry about Mr Christie and no one can seem to
confirm his real condition. We voted him in,
so I think we should be able to know if there

fD them up.

obviously my judgment was
wrong this time around. What
makes matters worse, the duggone
woman could hardly afford to meet her
rent and she had the audacity to leave my
place torn up. I have to replace a door, paint
the walls and the whole nine yards. All I can
say is landlords need to watch out for these
farm animals renting their property!

I also vex ’cause the government dem can’t
seem to get Harrold Road finish. I know they
tryin’ and they did make an effort, ’cause da
road dem needed to fix badly. But my God, if

is cause for concern. That’s what I’m vex
about today.

A Yellow Elder resident

ya ga do summtin’, just do it, and stop waitin’
and causin’ people inconvenience.

casino and golf course for the
area.

Traveling with Mr Wilch-
combe and addressing the gath-
ering were Bradley Roberts,
Minister of Works; Glennys
Hanna-Martin, Minister of
Transport and Aviation; Allyson
Maynard-Gibson, Minister of
Financial Services and Invest-
ments, and Agriculture, Fish-
eries and Local Government
Minister, Alfred Gray.

Additionally, the Ambassador
for the Environment and. Chair-
man of the BEST Commission,
Koed Smith also was in Bimini
for the meeting to address the
environmental concerns sur-
rounding the project.








the foreigners will scoo



Vex, Vex, Vex







I am vex about the
way tenants treat their
landlords’ property
with no regard. I had a
doggone tenant in my
place for the past year,
and she left my place in

heated mess. When I
gave her the key to my
apartment, I thought I was
dealing with a human, but



















Deidre Taylor,
Carmichael Road













Anonymous



SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005, PAGE §

Privy Council}



Kale Nena
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judgement

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter










cial.







THE Privy, Council has
released the preliminary judg-
ment that overturned the
Bahamas Court of Appeal’s
original decision that it had
no jurisdiction to hear Sidney
Stubbs’ bankruptcy appeal.
Attorney General Alfred
Sears read portions of the
advanced statement on
Wednesday in the House of
Assembly, but did not table it,
as it had not been made offi-

On Thursday, the initial
judgment, which was deliv-
ered on May 25, was posted
on the Privy Council website.

According to the ruling, Mr
Stubbs presented a petition
for special leave to appeal



@ HOLY CROSS MP
Sidney Stubbs.

In addition, the Privy'
Council ruled that bankrupt-:
cy did not fall into a “quasi-j





















against the original Court of

Appeal decision.

Ruling

The bankruptcy ruling had
led to Mr Stubbs not taking
his seat in the House of

. Assembly, for more than a
year and set the stage for a

lengthy court battle.

After examining the laws
regarding bankruptcy and
appeal, the Privy Council
reversed the initial ruling that
neither party in the Court of
Appeal case had raised the

question of jurisdiction.

According to their Lord-
ships, the Bahamas court on
its own motion directed argu-

ments on that point.

/ -While their Lordships
agreed that the jurisdiction
was entirely statutory, they
disagreed that the Court of
Appeal did not have the juris-
diction to hear the case, say-
ing that the law provides for
appeals “from any judgment
or order of the Supreme
Court given or made in civil

proceedings.”

penal consequence as sug-!
. gested by the Court ofi
Appeal.” \
The Privy Council said that}
for the purposes of an appeal,’
proceedings were either crim-{
inal or civil. :
As Mr Stubbs was not!
involved in a criminal case,
the appeal had to be a civil}
one which would make it eli-'
gible. '
The Court of Appeal also
decided there was no valid act
of bankruptcy to support the!
making of an adjudication:
order. '
Since the debtor in this}
case, Gina Gonzales had been!
paid in full, the Privy Council
decided to hear the appeal
immediately and give a final
ruling on that question. !
However, because Ms
"Gonzales. or her.council. was
not at the ruling, the court has
allowed her 30 days from the
date of the Board’s report to
appeal the decision. oy
The Tribune could not’
contact Ms Gonzales’ lawyer;
Wayne Munroe, to find out
if an appeal was planned. Mr ~
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fi TUC PRESIDENT Obie Ferguson

LOCAL NEWS

House of Labour
set for major
refurbishing

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

ALMOST $450,000 will be
spent on restoring one of the most
significant structures in the his-

’ tory of the labour movement, offi-

cials of the Trade Union Con-
gress (TUC) announced yester-
day.

TUC president Obie Ferguson
said the House of Labour, which
is located on Wulff Road, will
soon to be completely refurbished
into a library dedicated to various
individuals who made significant
contributions to. the labour move-
ment in the Bahamas.

“This building is rich in the his-
tory of the trade union and we

are trying to keep this building:

intact.

“We want to construct a library
so that persons can come here
and access the information on
the labour movement,” the union
leader said.

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the building as a labour office in
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the entrance.

Sir Randol, who died in 2000,
was one of the pioneers of the
Bahamian labour movement and
piloted the bill in the House of
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Lari

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Government moves to
reassure Bahamians

THE government said it wants to reassure Bahamians
the it will not engage the Bahamas in any regional or
international arrangement that is not in the country’s best
interest.

“The government made it particularly clear that under the
current agenda of CMSE the Bahamas is only concerned that it
is not isolated in regional discussion or participation. We
are also satisfied that the acting Prime Minister has put to rest
the spurious rumour mill and misinformed innuendo that
have been attached to the debate concerning the Bahamas
joining or signing onto the CMSE,” said the party in a press
release.

The release said that the “irresponsible posture” of the FNM
on the CSME issue is “destructive for the future of this country
and they have once again shown that they are unsuited to lead
the Bahamas.”



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SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005, PAGE 7



‘Optimistic’

budget saluted

_ by the PLP

@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

THE PLP has saluted the
2005/06 budget, describing it as
“optimistic” and a confirma-
tion of the bright future that
lays ahead for the Bahamas
under the watch of the present
government.

“We salute the government
for its vision and commitment
to the people of the Bahamas,”
said a release from party chair-
man Raynard Rigby.:

The release said the party is
especially proud that Acting
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt
made history on Wednesday,
becoming the first woman in
the country’s history to present
the national budget.

History

“We join in with all Bahami-
ans to congratulate the acting
prime minister for the clarity
of her presentation and for the
fact that she has caused a new
page to be turned in the politi-
cal history of our Parliament,”
it said.

The release said the PLP also
wishes to “single out the stellar
performance of the national
economy over thé ensuing
year, which has provided the
fulcrum for such a fulfilling
budget over the new fiscal peri-






three per cent over the past fis-



canes.”
“The PLP believes that this

#@ ACTING Prime Minister Cynthia
Pratt reads the 2005/2006 budget im the
House of Assembly earlier this week.

(The Tribune archive photo)

economy while improving the



nationals

detained

i] By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT — A group
of 22 Haitian nationals were
apprehended at Lucayan
Harbour on Tuesday.

According to reports, the
Haitians boarded the mail-
boat, mv Fiesta, at Potter’s
Cay dock in New Provi-
dence.

Vessel

When the vessel arrived
at Freeport around 3.40am,
police and immigration offi-
cers detained 14 males, sev-
en females and a two-year-
old child. | :

During processing by
immigration officials, two
women and one man were
reportedly released.

The remaining 19 were
flown back to New Provi-
dence and are being held at
the Carmichael Road

Detention Centre pending
repatriation.

STOLEN GOODS

Grand Bahama police are
asking the public for assis-
tance in locating $4,200
worth of stolen property.

Chief Superintendent
Basil Rahming said Freeport
resident Ruth Martin
reported that sometime
between 10.30am and
5.55pm on May 21, some-
one stole 28 french windows
from her house, which is
under construction at East
Sunrise Highway across
from Aerial Place.

Information

_ Anyone with information
regarding this matter is
asked to contact police at
352-1919.

The public is also asked
to be on the lookout for
anyone attempting to sell
the stolen items.

INSIGHT

For the stories behind
the news, read Insight
on Mondays

od. cal period, particularly at a time
“The indisputable fact is that. when we were rebounding _ year’s budget will undoubtedly

quality of life and increased
opportunities for all Bahami-



the economy has grown at from two, devastating hurri- continue to stimulate a robust



Bahamian

realtor gets
prestigious
CRS award



& BAHAMIAN REALTOR SHAWN THOMAS

@ By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

BAHAMIAN realtor Shawn ~

Thomas, director of Nocturne
Realty, has been awarded the
prestigious Certified Residen-
tial Specialist (CRS) designa-
tion.

The CRS designation was
awarded to Ms Thomas by the
Council of Residential Spe-
cialists, the largest not-for-prof-
it affiliate of the National Asso-
ciation of Realtors.

Designation

Realtors who receive the
CRS designation have com-
pleted advanced courses and
have demonstrated profession-

al expertise in the field of resi- _

dential real estate.

Only 35,000 realtors world-
wide have earned the creden-
tial.

Home buyers and sellers can
be assured that CRS designees
subscribe to the strict realtor
code of ethics, have access to
the latest technology, and are
specialists in helping clients
maximise profits and minimise
costs when buying or selling a
home.

International

Ms Thomas is also a mem-
ber of the local board of the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
tion and is an international
member of the National Asso-
ciation of Realtors.

Ms Thomas is also a direc-
tor of the Southern Ladies Golf
Division of the Bahamas Golf
Federation.



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THE TRIBUNE.





When will the senseless
mayhem cease on
New Providence streets?

iE THE autumn of
1957, we started taking
driving lessons with Mr
Everette Smith, an older
server with us around the
altar at St Anne’s Church,
Fox Hill, as our instructor.

. After taking enough low-
ness from the owner of the
automobile being used for
that purpose, we went to
Miami and purchased our
own car in which to complete
our training.

It was a powder blue 1952
Ford Crown Victoria coupe,
with a white top and pillar-
less windows that, from a dis-
tance, gave it the appearance
of a convertible. However,

_ the day it arrived on Prince

George Dock in early Janu-.

ary, 1958, as our luck would
have it, was the same day
that the 19-day General
Strike began. So, we were
obliged to wait until that
work stoppage had run its
course before clearing Cus-
toms and taking possession
of the same.

Some months later, when

Mr Smith took us to the
Road Traffic Department for



GEORGE

lives of other street users.
On the lakeside along the
Airport: Road, one will
observe several crosses with
black wreaths thereon signi-
fying the spot at which some
unfortunate automobile dri-
ver lost his or her life in a
fatal traffic accident. While
these memorials wére
undoubtedly placed there by
the surviving loved ones in
respect of those thus killed,
they should also serve as a
reminder to all other users
of this busy and dangerous
thoroughfare to exercise
extreme caution when dri-
ving along the same. But, d
they? : ;
Thus, we were all indeed
shocked to hear and read
about the terrible accident
that occurred on this very
same road last week, when
three young and productive
lives were suddenly snuffed
out so tragically in a grue-

“On any given day, while
travelling this road, one can
observe many near misses as
foolish drivers attempt at
times to overtake as many as
six vehicles on their way to
and from the airport.”



our driver’s licence test, he
told us that he was confident
that we would be successful
in that undertaking. He was
right. When we finally got
our licence and were driving
back to Fox Hill, Mr Smith

gave us this profound admo- .

nition:

“Now that you have got- .

ten your licence, you must
regard every other driver on
the road as a fool if you want
to survive on our streets.
Never assume that they
would do the right thing
under any circumstances, ard
you will live to drive another
day.”

Mr Smith must have been
a prophet, because every day
since for nearly the past half-
century, we have encoun-
tered some incident on the
road while driving that has
proven him to have been so
right. Furthermore, with
each passing year, things
seem to have gotten worse —
not better — given the way
some people drive, appar-
ently oblivious to the reali-
sation that their recklessness
not only endangers their
lives, but, unfortunately, the



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Program.

some traffic mishap. Our sin-
cere condolences are there-
fore extended to their sur-
viving relatives and friends,

‘and we pray that our most

merciful and compassionate
God will grant them grace
and strength sufficient to
help them over this difficult
period of their bereavement.

Ne too long before
this tragic episode,

we can.recall at least three

_ other similar fatalities that

have occurred along this very
same road in recent memory,
all — coirfcidentally — involv-
ing police officers. They
include the death of a young
police officer who — accom-
panied by his intended bride
— was returning from a final
shopping trip to Miami in
preparation for their wed-
ding, which was scheduled to
take place the following
week.
The second incident
involved two police officers,
a male and a female, who

were travelling along that

road late one night when
their vehicle crashed, killing

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MA CK EY

the female officer in the’

process. Then, there was the
more recent case where a
police officer, in conducting
a funeral procession, was
struck off his motorcycle and
killed in a senseless accident.

Just three days ago, New -

Providence recorded yet
another traffic fatality when
a motorcyclist and his pas-
senger collided with a truck
on Farrington Road. The
motorcyclist was injured, but
his passenger died in that
mishap.

ike Bernard Road, |
the Airport Road is

a winding thoroughfare with
many blind bends that does
not lend itself to overtaking,
particularly when it involves
multiple vehicles. Thus, all
drivers using these two roads
should exercise extreme cau-.
tion in so doing, and the
same applies to Prince
Charles Drive and Harrold
Road, too, we might add.
On any given day, while
travelling this road, one can
observe many near misses as
foolish drivers attempt at
times to overtake as many as
six vehicles on their way to
and from the airport. By the
time they clear the last auto-
mobile, they are already very
near a bend around which
another vehicle is fast
approaching from the oppo-
site direction. Only Divine
intervention, perhaps, pre-
vents additional fatal acci-
dents on these occasions.
Some traffic laws designed
for public safety have formed
a part of our Penal Code for
more than a half-century.
However, today, when their
enforcement is so urgently
needed, violations of such
laws appear to go complete-
ly unnoticed by the police.

We refer to the proper and

legal use of one-way streets,
and the legal requirement to
have bicycles licensed annu-
ally and headlights attached
thereon when they are being
used at night.”

While the above might
seem to be minor offences,
it has nevertheless been well
said that: “If you take care
of the pennies (or cents
nowadays), the pounds
(today’s dollars) will take
care of themselves.” Put
another way, the advice thus
proffered is simply this: If
the public observes the laws
of our land being consistent-
ly enforced in minor
instances, then they would
be more careful not to com-






























mit major infractions of the
same.

D uring our teenage
years in the 1950s,

we can vividly recall the
many times when we had to
walk our bicycle from the

Nassau Theatre in Union .

Street (Elizabeth Avenue
today) to our home in Fox
Hill, because darkness had
fallen by the time we exited
that establishment and we
had no headlight on our
vehicle.

On such occasions, when
we had stayed back to view
the start of the second show-
ing of the movie to catch up

On what we had missed at its

initial 3pm presentation, we
dared not ride our bike up
either Bay Street, where a
police station was located
near the Eastern Parade, or
up Shirley Street, where sev-
eral police officers were sure
to be on foot patrol along
that thoroughfare. Such was
our respect for the police at
that time, and their indis-
criminate and consistent
enforcement of our traffic
laws, however insignificant
some of them seemingly
appeared.

Today, however, one can
drive down Shirley Street
any day, or Joe Farrington

Road any night, and observe
grown men and children rid-
ing bicycles (mostly unli-
censed) against the traffic on
the former, and without
headlights on the latter.
Occasionally, a police car
travelling in front of us on

occurrences thereon. ;

In light of the above and
other traffic incidents, we
have concluded that the need
exists on this island — not for
more traffic laws — but for
the rigid enforcement of
those that presently obtain.



“Just three days ago,
New Providence recorded yet
another traffic fatality when a
motorcyclist and his passenger
collided with a truck on
Farrington Road. The _
motorcyclist was injured, but his
passenger died in that mishap.” ;



Shirley Street observes these
infractions, too, but contin-
ues on its merry way, its
occupants apparently oblivi-
ous to such traffic violations.

It.has reached the point on
this island, unfortunately,
where one literally takes
one’s life into one’s hands
whenever one has occasion
to drive on our streets, given
the outright recklessness, dis-
courtesy, ignorance of traf-
fic signals, and the increased
incidents of road rage that

have. become virtual daily

In the absence of such
enforcement, then this ques-
tion will continue to be asked
in the wake of each tragic
traffic fatality: “When will
the senseless mayhem cease
on New Providence streets?”

(George W Mackey’s book'

“Millennium Perspectives”,'a.

compilation of Viewpoints and
other interesting topics, is avail- ;
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oncerns are voiced by Abaco’s local
government over Passerine development

FROM page one

said.

Mr Sweeting said that only
yesterday morning he received
a letter from the Port Authori-
ty stating that the dock for the
Baker’s Bay development, one
of the most controversial



aspects of the development, had
been approved. .

“We never knew anything
about it. The procedure would
normally be for us to offer rec-
ommendations to the central
government and then a decision
would be made, but be were
never consulted, obviously the

cold medicines off the shelves, then we

local government policy has
changed,” he said.

The chief councillor also said
that the recent meetings
between Discovery Land devel-
opers and the Hope Town dis-
trict council “only came about
because a lawsuit was pending.”

“When they built the Abaco

~ New legislation unlikely |
for over the counter drugs

addictive stimulant are legal. Farm fer-

Club in Winding Bay, Chero-
kee, they never had a council
meeting, it would have been the
same here if there had been no
lawsuit,” he said.

Mr Sweeting said the district
council has not been able to

issue any building permits.to —

the Discovery Land Company,





FROM page one

tilizers are also being used in its pro-
duction.

In Georgia, a Bill has already been
signed to make it illegal to own large
quantities of some cold remedies.

Doses

Under the new Georgia law; state res-
idents will no longer be allowed to have -
more than 300 doses of drugs that con-
tain ephedrine. It also will be a felony for
most people to own anhydrous ammo-
nia, a highly flammable fertilizer used in

will, but at present, we only import very
small quantities of cold medicine,
because, unlike the US, which has
roughly 300 million residents, the
Bahamas has a significantly smaller pop-
ulation, and so the quantity of those
drugs coming into the country is con-
siderably smaller,” he said.

In addition to picking up cold medi-
cine behind the counters, consumers
in US states like Georgia and Arkansas ©
can only buy two packages Per
visit.




shelves and placed behind the pharmacy’s
counter.
The US Senate says the use of “meth”
“isa growing problem that must be
adatceea
-- However, Health Minister Dr Marcus
Bethel claims that there is no record of
meth labs in the Bahamas or there being
any significant use of the drug.
“The government of the Bahamas
“only considers legislation when there is
a perceived need to do so. We have not



















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<1 yet discovered any meth labs in the Pu asin meth production.

= *Bahamas, or the demand for that drug rch S However, farmers and_ others
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‘eumstances will dictate whether any leg-
-islation will have to be considered in
future, but as it stands, there is no par-
-ticular need to do so,” said Dr Bethel.
Responding to whether cold medi-
cines could possibly be removed from
shelves in the Bahamas and put behind
; the counters, Dr Bethel said this too will
‘ only be done if the need arises.

only nine grams of pseudoephedrine per
30 days, which pharmacists say is more
than enough for the common cold.
Meth, according to US officials, "is
the fastest growing, easiest illegal drug
to produce." Some think it has a more
addictive capacity than crack cocaine.
US law enforcement say it is hard to
crack down on meth labs because the

exempt.

Vivian Lockhart, director of the
Bahamas National Drug Agency, agrees
that there is no extended record of meth
being used here in the Bahamas.

However, she said, “anything relative
to drugs in the US is likely to trickle
down to the Bahamas, and I.am
a firm believer that prevention is the










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because it has not yet been
privy to the details of the devel-
opment plans.

He said there are so many
unknowns involving this project
“that we are not in a good posi-
tion to make a decision.”

“We might be giving them
permission to build something
on Crown Land or Treasury.

- Land, on which construction

was never meant to take place,
we simply don’t have enough

“information,” he said.

However, Mr Sweeting said
he is deferring the issue to the
new district council, which will
take office on July ie

Meanwhile the people of
Guana Cay have said that they
intend to continue to. object to

the scale of the Passerine devel-

opment “on all fronts.”
Supreme . Court

refused the injunction applica-
tion filed by the Save Guana
Cay Reef Association
(SGCRA) to restrain action
under the Heads of Agreement
with the Discovery Land devel-
opers and further dismissed the
Association’s judicial review
action.

Justice Isaacs ruled that ~
SGCRA had no standing before.
the court as the Association is _

neither a landowner nor a resi-
dent.

He further ruled that the

rights of the Association were

not being infringed upon and’

that government had no legal
obligation to hold public con-
sultations. —

Steve Adelson, partner in the
Discovery Land Company, said
yesterday that his team ‘is

“extremely excited” about the:
_ outcome of the ruling.
“We look forward to getting |

to work, building an environ-
mentally sensitive development
and providing jobs and business

- opportunities for Bahamians,”

he said.
Mr Adelson emphasised that

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Thursday, June 2, 2005

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(Western Gate)

_ West Bay Street,
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DOORS OPEN FOR :
VIEWING & REGISTRATION
9:00am - 10:00am

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10:00am - 2:00pm

e Office Furniture, Computer Equipment &
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e Exercise Equipment

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GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED

Judge |
. Stephen Isaacs on Thursday

| be in the country illegally,

despite the pleasure over the
denial of the injunction, the Dis-
covery Land Company “is still
eager to get out their,side of the
story and. address concerns,
many of which are based on
false and misleading informa-
tion.”

“People, who have studied
the. project, Heads of Agree-
ment,. Environmental Impact

“Assessment and who know

‘Discovery Land Company’s
track record, know that Baker’s —
Bay is a great project for Guana
Cay and the Bahamas,” said Mr
Adelson.






Bahamian
accused of
rape in US |
to be tried
as adult
FROM page one “fe

immigration department pri-
‘marily because of his j juve-
‘nilestatus. _

. Now that-he has been
charged as an adult, his
immigration status was dis-
covered. U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement
automatically tracks the
identities of everyone
booked into the county jail
and matches them against a
database of aliens known to


















‘an immigration official told |
The Palm Beach Post. But. |
no such system is in place at
| the juvenile assessment cen-
tre, where most youth are
sent after being arrested, the
source added.
- Tfconvicted, Cunningham
could face life in prison.













PAGE 10, SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005

THE TRIBUNE.






Parties, Nightclubs
& Restaurants



Back to the Future: A Seventies Affair, Saturday, May
28 @ The College of The Bahamas’ School of Hospital:
ity Courtyard. Featuring music by the Xtra Band, and Dr
Lutz. Also featuring a Celebrity Alumni 1970s fashion
show. Tickets @ $35 (hors d'oeuvres inclusive) can be
purchased at the Prescription Parlour Pharmacy and
COB's Business Office. Dress code: Smart, casual or
seventies attire. Time: 8pm until. ;

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club
Trappers, Nassau’s “upscale” gentleman’s club. Fea-
turing a female body painting extravaganza. Free body
painting @ 8 pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
Men free before 10 pm. Females free. There will be
free food and hors d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm.
Open until 4 am.

Exotic Saturdays @ Fridays Soon Come starts with 3 for

$10 drink specials. Admission: $10 before midnight and .

$15 after. Ladies free before tipo

g Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz: spinning
’ the best in Old Skool. Admission $35, all inchtisive food
and drink.

Fever @ Bahama Boom, Elizabeth St, downtowil ‘every
Friday night.; Admission $10 before midnight. First 50
women get free. champagne. ’ First 50 men get a free
Greycliff cigar. Dress to impress. For VIP reservations
call 356- 4612,

Cool Runnings is back with a Conscious Party @ Hard
Rock Cafe, Charlotte St North every Friday. Classic
reggae style music. Admission 0,





Nightclub; ‘Bay St, feature hits from yesterday — old
school reggae and-rockers downstairs, and golden oldies
upstairs. Admission: Free. Doors open 9pm.

Karaoke Music Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar.
Drink specials all night long, including karaoke warm-
up drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-until.

Karaoke Nights @ Fluid Lounge and Nightclub. Begins
10pm every Tuesday. Weekly winners selected as Vocal-
ist 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 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numer-
ous 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 Thursday. Doors open
at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with
flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s
music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the Charts in the Main
Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Glow sticks for
all in before midnight. Admission: Ladies free before
11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach. Happy Hour every Friday
- 3 for $10 mixed drinks and $1 shots. Bahamian Night
(Free admission) every Saturday with live music from 8
pm to midnight. Karaoke Sundays from 8 pm to mid-
night, $1 shots and dinner specials all night long.

Twisted Boodah Lounge @ Cafe Segafredo, Charlotte St
kicks off Fridays at 6pm with deep house to hard house
music, featuring CraigBOO, Unkle Funky and Swor-
l’wide on the decks.

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco, Sandyport, from 4pm-
until, playing deep, funky chill moods with world beats.

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





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BB. Ale

Back to the Future

t’s totally a 1970s affair. If you loved
the seventies, you shouldn’t miss The

College of the Bahamas’ Back to the ~

Future party tonight.

While the party is open to the general pub-
lic, the college’s Alumni Association is calling
on all. COB: graduates to““come.back home".
Whether-you graduated in the 1970s, 1980s or
last year, all COB alumni are invited to visit
the college one more time - it’s not about
education but entertainment.

Nassau’s favourite soca group, the Xtra
Band, is scheduled to perform. Music will
also be provided by Dr Lutz, known for his

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.

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and
Skyline Drive. Singer/songwriter Steven Holden per-
forms solo with special guests on Thursday from 9pm -
midnight. :

The Graham Holden Deal @ The Green Parrot....David
Graham, Steve Holden, Tim Deal and Friends perform
Sunday, 7pm - 10pm @ Hurricane Hole on Paradise
Island.

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring Frankie
Victory at the key board in the After Dark Room every
Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food and drinks.

Paul Hanna, Tabatha and Gernie, and the Caribbean
Express perform at Traveller’s Rest, West Bay St, every
Sunday, 6.30pm-9.30pm.

The Arts

Christopher Cozier, an exhibition of drawings and a
series of prints opens at 12pm on Saturday, May 28 @
New Providence Art & Antiques, Bank Lane. Christo-
her Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in
Trinidad. His work, which explores the ambitions, hopes
and contradictions of Caribbean society in the post-
colonial era, has been exhibited in museums and galleries
worldwide. His work has over the years, consisted of
multimedia projects, involving sound, video, live per-
formances and installations, including drawings, con-
structions and appropriated objects. For more informa-

~ tion call 328-7916 or log on to www.npartantiques.com





classic 1970s mix. The party will also feature a.
Celebrity Alumni Fashion Show, where past

graduates like Senator Tanya McCartney and

100 Jamz DJ Deon Da Butcha will model the

best in clothing from the seventies.

The party, which begins 8 pm at the col-
lege’s School of Hospitality courtyard, is being
held in celebration of their 30th anniversary.

‘Tickets which cost $35 (hors d'oeuvres
inclusive) can be purchased from the Pre-
scription Parlour Pharmacy, and the Business
Office. Dress code: Smart, casual, (seventies
attire optional). For more information, please
call the COB Alumni Affairs Office at 302-
4365/6 or e-mail.us at:

alumniassoc@cob.edu.bs



The Definitive Diaries, an exhibition of recent works by
oil painter, Nicole Angelica, will be held on Saturday,
May 28 @ Prince of Wales Room, Atlantis, Paradise
Island. Nicole is an.accomplished artist, recently taking
the Best in Show award at the Museum of Americas’
(MoA) Women of the Arts 2005 exhibition. There were
2,835 initial submissions. The artist reception runs from
6pm till 10pm (one night only).

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of
the Bahamas, an exhibition.that takes the viewer ona
journey through the history of fine art in the Bahamas.
It features signature pieces from the national collec-
tion, including recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Anto-
nius 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-
Saturday, 11am-4pm. Call 328-5800 to book tours.

The Awakening Landscape:.The Nassau Watercolours

‘of Gaspard Le Marchand Tupper, from the collection of
‘Orjan and Amanda Lindroth @ the National Art Gallery

of the Bahamas. The mid-nineteenth century paintings

that make up the exhibition are part of one of the earliest.

suites of paintings of Nassau 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, lam- -4pm.
Call 328-5800 to book tours.

Health

Yoga: Stretch, Breathe, Relax, for Body...Mind...Spirit,
yoga classes for all levels will be conducted by Mar-
garet Evans, registered yoga teacher.

¢ Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 24 through June 30 (six
weeks) from 6pm - 7:30pm. Cost: $120.

Saturdays: May 28 through J uly 2 (five weeks) from
10am- 11:30 am. Cost: $50. There will be no class June 4.

Sessions will be held at the Trinity Methodist Church -
Parking Lot (air-conditioned). Wear loose comfortable





clothing, bring a yoga or exercise mat, and a towel. Call
394-2121 or 477-3903, for more information.

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 Mon-
day every month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital 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 ofters CPR classes certified
by the AHA. The course defines the warning signs of
respiratory arrest and gives prevention strategies to
avoid sudden death syndrome and the most common
serious injuries and choking that can occur in adults,
infants and children. CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Community Training
Representative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today. 2

REACH — Resources & Education for Autism and
related Challenges meets from 7pm — 9pm the second
Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC

_ building, Blue Hill Road.



Civic Clubs

Bahamas Girl Guides Association to hold 90th Anniver-

sary March,and Rally at 3 pm May 28, leaving head-

quarters ‘and'ending at Government House where rally

will begin. The National Pan-Hellenic Council will cél- * Bf
ebrate 75 years with a reception. Fraternity and sorori-
ty members will come together to pay tribute to 75
years of working together. International President of the %
NPHC Michael Bowie is expected to attend.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7: 30pm @CC
Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room, college
off Moss Road. Club: 9477. meets Friday
Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm A19:.Je
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British Colonial:
Hilton. Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
Clubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm: » The
Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave. Club.2437
every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J, Whi
ney Pinder Building, Collins Ave at 6pm,,C
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort},
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday; 6pii
in the Solomon’s Building, East-West Highway: All are’
welcome.




























Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi One cha
meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ the Elew
Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Be

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every. Ee
7pm @ Gaylord’s Restaurant, Dowdeswell St
call 502-4842/377-4589 for more info. .

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every: second Tue
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM A Of Ce 4th
meeting room. sant

The ‘Nassau: Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (NP
meets every third Monday of the month in the Be
Room of the British Colonial Hilton Hotel; Ba

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus mee:
second and fourth Wednesday of the month, Spm ¢
Augustine’s Monestary. :

Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of
each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre at St Augustine’s
Monestary. For more info call 325-1947 after 4pm.



International Association of Administrative Profes-
sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of
every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Friday of the
month at COB’s Tourism Training Centre at 7pm in
Room 144 during the academic year. The group pro-
motes the Spanish language and culture in the commu-
nity.

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LOCAL NEWS

Graduates told ‘learning

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THE future is something : College outside of the
you make, not find, said Min- : : graduation ceremony on
ister of Education Alfred oe . Thursday night at Loyola
Sears at the Omega College Hall on Gladstone Road.
graduation ceremony on
Thursday night at Loyola Hall i } : , : 5
on Gladstone Road. : : : , (Photos: Mario

Duncanson/
Tribune staff)

Mr Sears told graduates
that learning is the best anti-
dote for ignorance and indif-
ference.

Mr Sears said that when
people learn, “no matter who
we are and where we come
from, we still are marvelling at
the beauty of a sentence or
rhythm by Michael Pintard, or
an idea by Sir Lynden Oscar
Pindling.

“Learning, therefore, is
what brings people together;
learning awakens our con- «
sciousness. Continue to
learn,” he said.

Mr Sears told the graduates
that the future “is an empty
canvas or a blank sheet of
paper, and if you have the
courage of your own thought
and your own observation you
can make of it what you will.”

Out of the 30 students who
graduated on Thursday, two
valedictorians were named.

Augustine F Hall graduated
with a 3.5 GPA and an .Associ-
ate of Business Administra-
tion degree in management.

Chequrita Maria Johnson
graduated with a 3.78 GPA
and a Bachelor of Business
Administration degree in
accounting.

Omega College is a liberal
arts college that has been
approved by the Bahamas
Ministry of Education to
award certificates and diplo-
mas in managerial studies and
associate and bachelor of busi-
ness administration degrees in
accounting, economics,
finance, management and
human resources.

The college is affiliated with
St Thomas University in Mia-
mi, Florida and also has an
articulation agreement with
the College of the Bahamas.





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80th birthday bash

ell-known
local artist
Maxwell H
Stubbs cele-
brated his
80th birthday on May 20. To
‘mark this important milestone,
family and friends joined him
at a service held at Transfigura-
‘tion Baptist Church last Sun-
‘day.

Mr Stubbs, known to all as —
‘Max’, is well-known in the
‘Bahamian community.

“; Originally from Orange
Creek, Cat Island, he moved to
Nassau in his early teens. A
popular photographer for many
years, Mr Stubbs operated
Maxwell’s Studios, initially at
Peter Street and Baillou Hill
Road, and then at Market and
Vesey Streets.

« Also known for his musical
‘talents, he served as organist for
the Transfiguration Baptist
Church for more than 60 years
and was a member of the
famous Dynamic Features
‘singing group.

: Active

~. Mr Stubbs has also been
~active in several community
‘organisations and projects. He
still serves as a member of the
‘Advisory Committee on Public
‘Records and is a Justice of the
Peace.
During, 8 biveta ye l BIRTHDAY BOY ~ Maxwell Stubbs cuts his cake.
‘attended by more than 150
‘guests, Detective Sergeant Fred- .
erick Taylor, on behalf of Cen-
tral Detective Unit, presented
Mr Stubbs with a special plaque
to express appreciation for his
work in notarising warrants for
the police.
Guests were also able to view
a gallery of poster-sized photos
depicting the artist at different
stages of his life and highlighting
his activities in photography,
music and public life.
“ Mr Stubbs was married for 50
years to Frances Stubbs, nee
Thompson, now deceased.
.He is a proud father of six
‘children: Philip, Sharon,
Dainette, Marsha, Neil and
Charles (deceased). He also has
15 grandchildren, one great- â„¢ MAXWELL Stubbs shares a special moment with his three daughters. Pictured (I-r) are
grandchild and three adopted Mrs Marsha Thompson, financial controller at Knowles Construction, Mrs Sharon Rahming,
children, Leonard, Winkie and teacher at CR Walker Senior High School, Maxwell Stubbs and Mrs Dainette Cleare,
Renee. ‘owner/operator of Dae’s Beauty Salon. ; eee



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Wilson, proprietor of Wilson’s Shoe Store, and Leon “Doc” Rahming, business entrepre-
neur and proprietor of Economy Bus Service.





lm ON behalf of the Central Detective Unit, Detective
Sergeant Frederick Taylor (left) presents Maxwell Stubbs
with a plaque.) _— :



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(I-r) are Philip Stubbs, Maxwell’s son and managing partner of Ernst & Young, Rev Brazil McDonald, associate minister of | eet
Transfiguration Baptist Church, IG Stubbs, nephew and business entrepreneur/consultant, Maxwell Stubbs, Oscar John- EF oy
son, former MP for Cat Island, George Mackey, former minister of housing and national insurance, and Mrs Sharlamae ig EF
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THE much anticipated

- showdown between two teams

, that played as one last year
wasn’t much of a contest in the
end.

_ The second year Degeo
Bommers blasted the first year
Proper Care Pool Lady Sharks
12-3 in the New Providence
Softball Association ladies’ fea-
ture contest at the Churchill
Tener Knowles National Soft-
ball Stadium.

Together last year, the Bom-
mers and the Lady Sharks
played in the final against the.
champions Electro Telecom
Wildcats, who are currently
undefeated at 7-0.

The Wildcats have not yet
played the Bommers, who are
sitting. in.second place at 7-1
after their win over the Lady
Sharks. With the loss, the Lady
Sharks dropped to 3-6 and
remain in fifth place.

Working

“I thought we gave a good °
effort tonight,” said Degeo’s
coach Paul Demeritte. “We hit
the ball pretty well, which was
encouraging because we’ve
been working on that in prac-
tice and we played pretty good
defence.”

The Bommers exploded for
eight hits off the Proper Care
Pool’s starting and losing
pitcher Lena Symonette. But
they need just two innings.to .}.
blow the game open.

The first big rally came in °

the top of the third when the
Bommers erupted for eight
runs on five hits, all with two
outs.
_ With the bases loaded on a
single by designated player
Rosemary Green, a walk to
Christine Hanna and a hit pitch
to Bernie ‘Chips’ Major.

With two out, Jenny Dotson
ripped a shot to left field, scor-
ing Green and Hanna. Ingrid
‘Rose had a run-producing sin-
gle to plate Major and, on an
error that put Gwen Adderley
on first, Dotson scored.

Batting around the clock,
Green came up with the
| biggest blow of the night on a
| three-run triple that sent Dawn
' Forbes, Rose and Adderley all
‘| home. Green eventually scored
on an error.

While her team-mates were
putting up the runs, Marvel
Miller was doing her damage
on the mound for the Bom-
mers, who gave up two bad
innings that enabled the Lady
Sharks to get on the score-
board.

It wasn’t until the bottom of
| the fourth when designated

-player Sherry Beneby got a
{ one-out RBI single to score
| Debbie McClure and Jackie
Conyers’ RBI ground out
drove in Beneby.

Stretch

Then in the sixth, McClure
had a one-out single and
scored on Kelly Smith’s RBI
triple. Kelly had tried to stretch
out the shot up the centre into
an in-the-park homer.

But she was thrown out at
the plate on the tag was ejected
from the game for arguing the
call.

The ejection seemed to
spark the Bommers more than
the Lady Sharks and they pro-
duced four more runs on three
hits in the seventh.

Jenny Dotson was hit by a
pitch to lead off the rally and
pinch runner Denise Gordon
scored on an error that put
Rose on base after Forbes sin-
gled.

A walk to Adderley loaded
the bases for Green, who came
through with a RBI single to
plate Forbes. Hanna singled in
Rose and Green came home
on Major’s RBI sacrifice fly.

Miller went on to retire the
Lady Sharks in order in the
seventh to seal the win ahead
of their showdown with the
Wildcats.

“Whenever we play the
Wildcats, we’re going to be
prepared. There’s no doubt
about it, ’m going to ensure
that they are prepared to play
the Wildcats,” coach
Demeritte insisted.













































































































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MARK Knowles and Daniel
Nestor are now into the third
round of the French Open, but
Mark Merklein and Vincent
Spadea didn’t get past -the sec-
ond.

Wild card entries Merklein and
Spadea were scheduled to play
the number eight seeded team
of Wayne Arthur and Paul Han-
ley from Australia in their sec-
ond round match at Roland Gar-
ros.

But an injury that Spadea suf.
fered in his second round singles
on Thursday forced him to retire.
As a result, Merklein and Spadea
had to withdraw.

Knowles said it’s just a. “bad
streak of luck” for Merklein, who

Mixed emotions for
Bahamas at French Open



is making a réturn to the pro cir-
cuit after retiring last year.

“He was playing great.

“We practised a couple times
this week here and he’s playing as
great as I’ve ever seen him
play,” said Knowles of his for-
mer Bahamas’ Davis Cup team-
mate.

“He played very well in their
first round match. It was just
unfortunate that his partner got
injured in singles. But he’s play-
ing great and it’s just a matter of

getting a bit of luck.

“But he’s on the decline in that
department.”

Knowles said he didn’t think
that Merklein should have retired
when he did last year, but, now
that he’s back, he just needs to
continue to work hard and he

- should be back up there.

Knowles and Nestor, the top
seeded team, won their second
round match 6-4, 6-3 over the
team of Tomas Cibulec of the
Czech Republic and Marius

Fyrstenberg of Poland on Sun-
day.

“We're playing pretty well. We
got into another round, which is
good. But we’re hitting the ball
very well,” Knowles admitted.
“We're just taking it one match at
a time.”

In the first set, Knowles and
Nestor were up 4-1 with a couple
break points to take a 5-1 lead
and. then serve out the match.
Instead, they allowed their oppo-

’ nents back into the match.

Inability

“That’s something I think we
need to work on,” said Nestor,
of their inability to close out the
matches when they have to. “We
just have to make sure we knock
them out and not give them a





chance to come back.

“Butiaving said that,.I think
we played very well. Our perfor- ~
mances carried over to the sec-
ond set where we played much
better than we did in the a
set.”

Knowles and Nestor won’t
know who their opponents in the
third round will be until today.
But he said they’re not too con-
cerned.

“It’s just one of those matches
where we have to execute and
be on top of our game,” he stat-
ed. “We can’t give too many
teams too much of a chance. We
just have to get up on teams and
stay on top of them.”

On Sunday, Knowles said they
just want to get back on the court
and continue their winning
streak.
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@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE New Breed Stingers, behind the
pitching of Martin Burrows Jr., came close
to handing the defending champions TBS
Truckers their first loss of the New Provi-
dence Softball Association’s 2005 season.

But the Truckers, who exploded with
four home runs, managed to hold off the
Stingers in a close 12-10 victory as ace
Leroy Thompson came in relief to get the
job done down the stretch Thursday night
at the Churchill Tener Knowles National
Softball Stadium.

Truckers’ manager Perry Seymour put
their lacklustre performance down to a
lack of games.

Game

“We haven’t played in about five weeks.
The fellows had some batting practises,
but there’s nothing like being a game sit-
uation,” Seymour stressed.

Terrance Culmer got injured, he brought
in Scott McKenzie in the fifth, but he had
to rely on Thompson to hold off the
Stingers..

Nevetherless, Seymour said it was a
good victory for his team, which had to
play the game with two of their starting
players missing.

There was a lot of action from the meat
of the Truckers’ line-up as right fielder
Philip ‘Meat’ Culmer belted a line drive
shot over the left field fence for a one-out

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Senior Sports Reporter

MINISTER Neville Wis-
dom was beaming with
excitement as the PLP Gov-
ernment revealed the budget
for the 2005/2006 fiscal year
on Wednesday in the House
of Assembly.

The Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture will
receive $3.5 million more
than last year — an increase of
almost 60 per cent.

While Wisdom expressed
his delight, he will wait until



“I am pleased with the fact
that, each year, we have made
substantial increases in the
money that has been allocated
to our ministry.”



Minister of Youth, Sports
and Culture Neville Wisdom

he makes his contribution in
the House of Assembly next
week before he discloses how



Seymour said that after starting pitcher .

Champions edge
past the Stingers

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three-run homer and left fielder.

Charles Rolle followed with a solo
homer for a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the
first inning.

With one-out in the second, shortstop
Marvin “Tougie’ Wood ripped a two-run
homer to extend their lead to 6-3.

And in the third, third baseman Adrian
Hutchinson drilled a shot deep to right
field and cleared the. bases on a grand slam
in-the-park homer.

The Truckers put two more runs on the
scoreboard in the fifth, thanks to a run-
producing single from center fielder
Ramon Storr to kneck in second baseman
Darren Mortimer before Hutchinson stole
home.

Although TBS only trailed in the first
inning, they struggled a bit to get past the
pitching of Burrows Jr. And, despite the
loss, Burrows Jr. said they can hold their
heads up high.

“We’re a young team and we played
them the best game all season,” admitted
Burrows Jr., who normally starts in short-
stop. “We made some crucial errors, but-it
was a good game.”

While the Truckers remained undefeat-

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ed, the Stingers dropped to 2-6 and just a
half game ahead of the last place Pool
Mighty Mitts in the standings.

New Breed were trailing 10-3 going into
the fifth when they greeted McKenzie with





contested game.

Slick-fielding second baseman Keiron
Munroe led the rally with a single and
eventually scored on an error after Bur-
rows Jr. singled.

Baseman

With one out, left fielder Desmond
Rolle came up with a RBI double to plate
Burrows Jr. With two-out, first baseman
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Stevens knocked in Seymour with a shot to
right.

Stevens tried to stretch it out to a two-
run in-the-park homer, but he got tagged
out at the plate and was only credited with
a RBI triple.

The Truckers stayed with McKenzie, .
but after Burrows came through with a
one-out triple, scored on Sherman Fergu-
son’s RBI single and scored on a three-
base error, Thompson was called out of the
dug-out.

He was able to strike out Desmond
Rolle to kill the rally.

And in the seventh, Thompson gave up
a lead off walk to center fielder Garfield
Bethel, but left him stranded on base as he
retired the next three batters to end the
game.























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he intends to spend it,
although he admitted that the
priority will be on Family

Island facilities and sports ©

development.

"We had a_ sizeable
increase for our ministry,"
said Wisdom, whose ministry
will receive in total
$9,766,735, compared to

$6,383,270 in 2004/05.

"T am pleased with the fact
that each year, we have made
substantial increases in the
money that has been allocat-
ed to our ministry, which also
includes youth and culture.

In his first year as minis-
ter, Wisdom was entrusted
with $4,197,510 to spend for
the 2002/2003 year. It was
further increased to
$5,155.057 for the 2003/2004
year.

Significant

Wisdom said it's significant
to note that the budget allo-
cation does not include "the
gift" that the Bahamas Gov-
ernment received from the
Republic of China to build a
$30 million national track
and field stadium; provide
new facilities for softball and
baseball as well as a multi-
purpose gymnasium at the
Queen Elizabeth Sports Cen-
tre.

The work on the transfor-

mation of the QESC is .

expected to commence in
February and should be con-
cluded by early June, 2007,
but not later than January,
2008.

Although the ministry has
been allocated a considerable

increase in funding, Wisdom —

warned the various sporting
disciplines that he doesn't
want them to rest on their
laurels when it comes to
securing funding their own
associations and federations.

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"What it does mean is that
the government recognises
the significance of sports and
we need to continue to sup-
port it," he stressed.

This year, according to
Wisdom, will be the year of
development of sports in the
various disciplines.

"I'm pleased to announce
that there's been a tremen-
dous amount of development
on the part of the sports asso-
ciations and federations
because there's a number of
young people participating in
sports," he charged.

Attention

"So this upcoming year,
you will see attention being
placed on facilities and you
will see, in conjunction with
the. Ministry of Tourism,
more emphasis being placed
on Sports Tourism, which
will benefit our local com-
munities, including the Fam-
ily Islands."

Due to damage inflicted by
last year’s hurricanes, Wis-
dom said a number of facili-
ties were destroyed.

He praised the local sport-
ing bodies, particularly those
in Grand Bahama and Aba-

.co, which exercised a great
degree of patience as the

Bahamas Government tried
to restore lives first.

"This year, we will be look-
ing at facilities," said Wis-
dom, who again declined to
go into further details until
he makes his address in the
House of Assembly..

Money

But for those associations ©
and federations which have
international competitions to:
in, Wisdom
warned that there will not be
too much money allocated in
the kitty.

In the approved estimates
for the new year, $50,000 will
be granted for the prepara-
tion of the sixth Bahamas
Games. However, Wisdom
said no specific date has been
established.

"We will meet with the var-
ious associations and federa-
tions and make a determina-
tion as to when the next
Bahamas Games will be
held," he stated.





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B@ WORKING on the foundation for the new runway
for the pole vault pit at the Thomas A. Robinson Track

and Field Stadium.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff)






Stadium ‘will be ready’



for BAAA championships

@ By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE facelift to the interior of
the Thomas A. Robinson Track
and Field Stadium is progressing
ahead of the Bahamas’ hosting
of the Senior Central American
and Caribbean Championships.

Carl Shippee, of Beynon Sports
Surfaces in Baltimore, Maryland,
said, based on the scope of work
that has to be done, the stadium
will be ready for the Bahamas
Association of Athletic Associa-
tions’ National Track and Field
Championships next month.

Resurface

“We’re going to resurface the
whole track and the event areas,”
said Shippee, who has been here
for the past nine days before the
rest of his. crew arrive next week.

“We're going to meet the spec-
ifications of the IAAF so that
they can certify the meet. We will
repair the areas that need to be
repaired and provide the other



things that were not in place.”

Next week, Shippee said
Beynon Sports Surfaces will send
in a six-man crew, who will do all
of the necessary repairs to the
surface of the chevron track.

Shippee said it’s estimated that
it will take three weeks to have all
of the work completed.

In the meantime, while he waits
for his crew to arrive, workmen
from Watson Construction were
busy building a new runway for
two pole vault pits.

Charles Larimore, an operator
and truck driver with Watson
Construction, said they’re pleased
to be a part of the crew that’s try-
ing to improve the conditions of
the stadium.

“It will be a great achievement
for us to be working on this sta-
dium,” Larimore said. “Hopeful-
ly, we will get it ready in time for
the athletes.”

Larimore said they have until
June 1 to have the work com-
pleted.

Once they would have finished
building the run-way, Shippee
said they will wait until they com-

plete all the repairs on the track
before they lay down the same
chevron surface on the runway.
Additionally, Shippee said they
will switch around the discuss and
shot put areas in a bid to avoid
athletes being injured by the dis-

Building

Workmen were also busy
extending the building that cur-
rently hosts the announcer’s
booth and the press centre to
accommodate the large amount
of journalists expected in town
for the event.

Workmen from the Ministry of
Works were also seen repairing
the bathroom facilities, the VIP
stand and the building that hosts
the concession stand and the
weight-room.

And the Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture’s staff, headed
by Earl Clarke, were also seen
working on the long/triple jump
pits and the grass area in front of
the VIP stand.





A WORKER is shown laying down some new tiles on the
walkway of the entrance of the VIP area of the Thomas A.
Robinson Track and Field Stadium.

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