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The Tribune
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Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Tribune
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2005
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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‘Only a matter
of time’ before
major hurricane
hits the Bahamas

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

IT is only a matter of time
before the Bahamas is devas-
tated by a hurricane with the
strength and ferocity of Katrina,
experts said yesterday.

With the horror and devas-
tation that Katrina inflicted
upon New Orleans, local
authorities agree that a hurri-
cane of that magnitude would
have been the end of. the
Bahamas as we know it — with
experts warning that it is a ques-
tion of “when”, not “if”.

Meteorologists say the
Bahamas has never been accost-
ed by any hurricane above a
category four. Some officials

have claimed that the Bahamas
has been “blessed”, but warn
that the “law of averages” is
continuing to count against us,
increasing the probability of a
storm of Biblical proportions.
Lt Commander Herbert
Bain, deputy co-ordinator at the
National Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (NEMA), said
experts in the field warn that

hurricanes rotate in frequency ,

and intensity over a specified
period of time.

According to Lt Com Bain,
the Bahamas is on an upward
trajectory towards the most
active hurricane season within
the past 100 years, warning that

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Crime concerns
on Eastern Road

@ By KARAN MINNIS ©

EASTERN ROAD is being
overwhelmed by crime while
the police remain silent, accord-
ing to one homeowner.

The caller, who wished to
remain anonymous, told The
Tribune that police are failing to
report a growing number of
serious criminal incidents occur-
ring in the area.



‘est easy knowing

“People need to:know what is
happening, so that they them-
selves can be more careful,” she
said, adding that police must be
aware of the incidents as patrols
have been stepped up in the
area.

Yesterday the homeowner
claimed that over the past
weekend alone there had been

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Policeman tells of escape from New Orleans

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

IT was a long trip home for a young
Bahamian police officer who barely sur-
vived the destruction of Hurricane Katri-
na in New Orleans.

Police Constable Wellington Saunders
braved three-storey high floods, the hor-

rors of the New Orleans Superdome and
Houston’s Astrodrome before finally
being able to catch the Discovery ship
home to his native Grand Bahama. _

The young officer told his amazing sto-
ry to senior police officers in Nassau yes-
terday.

Mr Saunders is a senior at the Univer-
sity of New Orleans. He was on study

leave from the police force to pursue a
Bachelor of Science degree in computer
science.

When news of Katrina broke, he like
thousands. more prepared to evacuate.
His intention was to drive to Baton
Rouge, but after sitting on a crowded

SEE page 11

Prisoner escapes while on work programme

POLICE are searching for a
prisoner who escaped from Gov-
ernment House last Friday while
operating under Fox Hill Prison’s
work programme.

Nikita Jean, 18, whose last
known address was Cowpen
Road, was serving a prison sen-
tence for a drug offence.

He reportedly made his get-
away while working at Govern-
ment House last Friday.

According to Prison Superin-
tendent Dr Elliston Rahming,
escapes like this one are “bound
to happen at some point.”

“There will always be more
inmates than officers and from time
to time instances like this are bound



to happen,” Dr Rahming said.

Each day over 200 inmates take
part in the prison work pro-
gramme. —

Some of themwork within the
prison confines while others are
allowed to work at various loca-
tions outside Her Majesty’s
Prison as they are considered
more trustworthy.

Dr Rahming said he ‘has confi-
dence in the ability of prison offi-
cers to supervise the inmates and
noted that the record for recap-
turing those who escape is still
“enviable.”

Any inmaté who attempts to
escape automatically receives an
additional two-year sentence.



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PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005

THE TRIBUNE





Local authorities warn category five
hurricane would devastate country

FROM page one

éven more violent storms are yet
to come. 5 :

s “When we look at storms of
the last 100 years they intensify
Up to a particular point and then
regress to a point where we have
very little activity before they get
to that pinnacle again. We are
currently on the uphill climb of
that slope so that is very scary
because that means that in the
next few years we can expect
some very serious storms.

“But you can only prepare for
a certain type of storm. This is an
act of God, and we have to con-
tinue to prepare for even more
devastating storms and that has
been made abundantly clear with
Katrina. Hopefully, with God on
our side, we will be able to sur-
vive,” he said.

: Currently, the Bahamas’ build-
ing codes are among the toughest
+ and probably the toughest - in
the region. However, they are

only able to stand up to category _

three winds, and possibly a cate-
gory four storm, for any period of
time.

» Glenn Bannister, president of
the Bahamas National Trust,
warned that with the current
destruction of our wetlands in
the southern section of New
Providence, tidal surges from a
category four or five storm would
cause’a “national catastrophe”.

Wetlands

“The wetlands act as a sponge
‘to absorb the tidal surge that’s
‘between 10 and 20 feet. Thank:
‘God we’ve never had a hurri-
‘Cane coming from the south. We
‘saw exactly what happened in
‘New Orleans. Nothing can stop
‘that from happening in the
‘Bahamas...we have just been for-
,tunate. :
'- “On the southern side of the
island is the low side and if a hur-
‘Ticane hits us from the southern
‘side we would have flooding up

‘as far as Baillou Hills. It would.
: push water all the way.inland to -

' those hills, That’s a much larger
‘area of flooding than just South
i Beach and the surrounding areas
: because you have seas at 20 feet
; and high winds pushing it. It
‘would be a national disaster.

i. “The tidal surge is the most
; devastating, and there is no plan
"against that. The only thing we
have then would be evacuation.

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It’s not an if, it’s just a matter of
time. If we don’t get it this year,
the law of averages is stacking

_up against us.

“The chances are higher now
that in the future we will be hit
by that category four or five, and
even worse one from the south,”
he said.

According to Basil Dean, chief
meteorologist at the Department
of Meteorology, 'the Bahamas
has been very lucky that a cata-
strophic storm has not hit us yet.

“We average roughly 10
storms a season, and we have
already eclipsed that average for
the year. We are now in the
busiest month in a statistical and
climatological perspective which
means that if September lives up
to its billing, we can see quite a
number of hurricanes develop-

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thus increasing the chances of
the Bahamas being affected by a
major one.

“While we cannot say with any
degree of certathty that we will
be affected, an increase in activ-

ity leads to an increase in proba-.
bility. For that reason, Bahami-

ans should remain vigilant
throughout the season and reflect

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on the experiences of the Gulf
Coast,” he said.

NEMA representatives said
the only action plan that could be
utilised in such a scenario would
be the evacuation of persons on
the coastlines to either Grand
Bahama or Abaco - that is, if the
storm is not projected to affect
those islands as well.

The only other option essen-
tially would then be to ride out
the storm and petition for region-
al and international aid.

“To tell you the honest-to-
goodness truth, you can only plan
for a category five toa certain
degree,” Lt Com Bain added.

“Our building codes are for
storms of category three and
four. We have action plans to
bring relief to certain areas but
that’s if the entity is available to

- respond. If New Providence is

hit, God forbid, our ability to
respond on a Family Island is
minimal.

“In the US they have the

option of going inland but in the

Bahamas we can only evacuate
the island. The question is where
would we go? The decision is
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“In a situation like that we
might only be able to evacuate

people from the coastline, but .

not the whole island. But where
are we going to take them to? Is
the storm going to go to Abaco,
or Grand Bahama? Just the
thought of that is very scary,” he
said.

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Lt Com Bain mentioned that
in the past, with Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, immediate-
ly following the storms they
received calls from the Family
Islands for food and water, sup-
plies that should have been in
stock.

“So that meant that we as
Bahamians were not taking these

_ warnings seriously. So we want

the communities to do more to
help themselves because if Nas-
sau is hit, we won’t be able to
get to the other islands. They
should have food and water sup-
plies stocked up for at least a

. week. So if they plan, they will

survive a lot longer until we can
get to them to help,” he said.

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E damage sustained by the Bahamas following a category four hurricane that hit the nation in 1929.

Mr Dean said a number of fac-
tors would have to be in place
to gauge the possible height of a
tidal surge, mainly the intensity
of the storm, the size of the eye,

the contour of the seabed, and -

also the trajectory. of
the storm relative to the coast-
line.
“Those are some of the fac-

‘ tors that would determine the

height of the surge. We have had
the outer fringes of storms brush-

ing the islands. No storm of cat-.

egory five has passed through
the Bahamas. Only in Hurricanes
Andrew and Jeanne did we even
have the eyes of the storms pass
over an island.





“The only. good thing for us is
that most storms that would
emerge from the south, or south
west, would have to cross the
mountainous range of Cuba, and
as we know mountainous terrain
plays a critical role in the degra-
dation of storms. So it would
weaken before it hits the Gulf of
Mexico.

“So we are kind of guarded
from storms from the south,
south west but that does not
mean that we cannot have one
that intensifies from the south
east. Then storm surges: would .
be a major concern for islands
such as Andros and New Provi- '
dence,” he said.



Man charged in
connection with
shooting of woman

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

A 33-YEAR-OLD Freeport man was charged Monday in con-
nection with the shooting of a 24-year-old Grand Bahama woman.
_ Ramon Hudson, also known as ‘Crazy’, of 13A Tasman Circle,
appeared before Magistrate Subu Swain LaSalle in the Freeport

Magistrate’s Court.

He was charged with causing grievous harm to Kenita Pinder on

September 3.

According to police reports, Ms Pinder of Garden Villas was shot
in the buttocks following a heated argument with her boyfriend on

Saturday.

She was taken to hospital, where she is being treated in the

intensive care unit.

Police reported that the boyfriend surrendered on Monday.
At his arraignment, Hudson pleaded not guilty.
He was denied bail and remanded to Fox Hill Prison until Feb-

ruary 21, 2006 for trial.





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@ THE Churchill Building has become a eyesore on Bay Street

Merchants voice
complaints that
eyesore damages
tourism industry

BAY Street merchants are
complaining that the most valu-
able sector of the tourism indus-
try is being adversely affected
by the “eyesore” that is the
northern section of Churchill
building.

More than three million
cruise ship passengers arrive in
Nassau harbour every year —
more than half the total number
tourists visiting the country —
and every one of them is greet-
ed by a scene of dilapidation
and disrepair.

This is the opinion of several
persons who work around the
Churchill building, one of the
Bahamas’ most important gov-
ernment facilities.

One shopkeeper told The Tri-
bune: “T think that it is disgust-
ing that the first thing passen-
gers see after coming out of that
nice welcome centre they spent

so much money on, is a govern-
ment building that is in terrible
shape.”

“Its rediculous, the air-con-
ditioning units are all rusting
and leaving rust trails down that
side of the building,” said the
shopkeeper, who added that
several tourists have.com-
plained about the state of the
building.

One shop worker said that

‘the area surrounding the

building in not much better.
“The fountain hasn’t been
working for months and all
they do is put caution tape
around it. What kind of mes-
sage is that supposed to send”
he asked.

“It’s incredible to think that
this is a tourist destination.
First impressions are every-
thing and the area back there is
terrible,” said one shop owner.

“Its just an eyesore,” he said.

A worker on the Prince
George Wharf, where cruise
passengers disembark, said the
structure used to house the pub-
lic bathrooms in the area needs
to be condemned.

He also claimed that persons
often dump garbage and uri-
nate in the park area next to
the Churchill building.

A store manager said the
building itself is in serious need
of attention.

“I pass it every day. It is
embarrassing when taxis and
horse carriages come out from
the port with tourists, and the
first thing they introduce is the
Cabinet office,” he said.

The Churchill building hous-
es the Cabinet office, the office
of the deputy prime minister
and one of Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie’s two offices.



Crash kills 13th traffic
Victim on Grand Bahama

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 37-year-old
East End man died on Monday
after losing control of his vehi-
cle on the wet roads of East
Grand Bahama.

This latest accident pushes
the island’s traffic fatality count
- to 13 for the year.

Michael Cooper of Felix
Slope in High Rock, was dri-
ving his 1997 Mazda 626 east
along Queens Highway in Gam-
bier Point around 2.30pm when
the accident occurred:

Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said police believe
that Cooper was speeding and
lost control of the vehicle, which
skiddec off the northern side of
the road and crashed into a_util-
ity pole.

Mr Rahming reported that
the utility pole was uprooted by
the impact of the crash and
flung some distance from the
scene.

Cooper was the sole occupant
of the vehicle, which police say
was totally demolished.

He was pronounced dead on
the scene by a doctor around

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Cooper, a pump attendant at
the East Sunrise Service Station
in Freeport, was epileptic.

In 2003, he suffered a seizure
while driving and crashed
through a wall at Police Head-
quarters on the Mall.

e Police on Great Harbour
Cay in the Berry Islands are
conducting inquiries into sev-
eral marijuana plants that were
found growing in flowerpots.

According to Chief Superin-



tendent Basil Rahming, officers

stationed at the cay acted on
information they received and
went to a vacant lot opposite
the airport around 11.40am on
Saturday.

They discovered the illegal
plants, which range between
three and five feet tall, in black
flowerpots.

The plants were seized but
no arrests were made.

Mr Rahming said police are
still investigating the matter.





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PAGE 4, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE









The Tribune Limited

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




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




SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.CS.G.,
(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.







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Contributing Editor 1972-1991






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Publisher/Editor 1972-




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MANY GOVERNMENT schools are in
crisis. It’s always the same story at this time of
year. After a long summer recess many schools,
still in a state of disrepair, are not teady for the
return of students.

Education Minister Alfred Sears, faced with

complaining teachers and parents and schools

still under construction when teachers and stu-
dents should be in the classroom, admitted

Monday that the Ministry of Works “lacks the

capacity” to repair government schools on
time.

He then stated the obvious: “It is my belief,
based on the advice I have received, that if

we put more resources into the maintenance of

the schools we will have less of a bill in terms
of structural repairs.”

Constant maintenance is always the secret to
keeping overall costs down and avoiding -an
astronomical bill when an expensive piece of

equipment collapses for want of cleaning ora .

building crumbles for want of a nail.

Years ago we had a staff member, who,
unbeknown to anyone in management, kept
our generator going with a piece of wire. When
the generator broke down and started to leak
oil, he thought he was saving the firm money
by doing makeshift maintenance with his little
piece of wire and whatever else he used to
keep the broken parts together. It never
dawned on him to call in a technician to do
proper repairs. Eventually the generator froze.
His little piece of wire could no longer coax it
into action. Not only was The Tribune’s abili-

ty to produce a newspaper jeopardised should’

BEC’s power fail, but The Tribune had to pur-

chase an expensive new generator. It was an

expense. that could have been avoided if we
hadn’t had a penny-pinching Mr Fix-it on our
staff. He was a Bahamian who approached
every breakdown with a rusty piece of wire.
Another piece of wisdom that will stand

any Minister dealing with infrastructure in’

good stead: Never buy inferior material, mate-
rial that will need replacing in a few months or
years. Purchase fora lifetime. What seems an
enormous expense at the beginning will pay for
itself many times over in the end.

Mr Sears said he has also consulted with the
deputy prime minister for the use of prisoners
for maintenance and landscaping of. the

schools. We don’t know why this practice was

ever discontinued. We remember years ago
when prisoners, dressed in their blue and white

uniforms, and under prison guard, did road
repairs and maintained public grounds, includ- |

ir, the gardens of Government House.

Another problem is pay. Why is it that gov- -

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Sub-contractors complained, especially in

. the case of CC Sweeting, which a member: of ©
the FNM Women’s Association. described as a
~ scene that “could easily have:existed in a war

zone”, that government had not paid them for
five weeks. Asa result they could not pay their

workers, nor was there enough money to pur-'

chase material to complete the work. The obvi-

ous outcome was that tools were put down .

and work discontinued:

- One artisan claimed that cc ‘Sweeting’ s-
repairs, which were major, could have been .

completed on time, if employees’ pay had also

been on.time. No Bahamian has a bank |
account that will support him and his family for

five weeks — and so there was much ern:

_ bling and discontent.

Another worker claimed that government
did not want'to undertake large repairs. How-
ever, some contractors were not prepared to
take shortcuts. The school was badly in need of
major repairs.

Electricians were instructed to install lights
and fans, but when they investigated they dis-
covered that the electrical wires were so cor-
roded that they were a fire hazard. No lights or
fans could have been installed without the
whole system being rewired. This was also a
major job. —

It is understood that Mr Sears met on Sun-
day with all contractors and sub-contractors.

' He told them that the job had to be finished by

Thursday — that’s tomorrow — if not they
would be dismissed and replaced. There was no
way that the work could have been properly
done by Thursday — why the windows had
only just arrived, we were told.

. .We were.also told that one of.the contrac--
tors had said that there was. no way that he

could have completed his part of the work by

Thursday because he “didn’t do short-cut

work” and his reputation was too important for

him to lose it at CC Sweeting.

- Government must have expected this reac-
tion from some of the contractors, because,
said a worker who was present, there was

‘ another contractor at. the meeting willing to

step into his shoes and take on the work. It is
understood that the new contractor guaran-
teed a Thursday completion.

‘The unpaid workers claim that they are not
going to:be: paid until: the work has-been com-

- pleted. ©

The only way to avoid this chaos and assure
that schools will open on time and in good
repair is to ensure constant. maintenance
rolls yout the school year.






Brilanders
and giving
a service

- EDITOR, The Tribune

THE date of August 22, 2005
is the day of infamy for the peo-

_ ple of Harbour Island. For the

Bahamas, it was a red letter day,
but for ’Brilanders, it was their
finest hour.

This was the day that -Bri-
landers will tell their children
and their children’s children as
they boasted of how proud they
are.to be a ’Brilander. This was
the day set aside by the govern-
ment of the Bahamas for.’Bri-
land to officially receive the
award of recognition as being
the best. destination in the
Caribbean, based on recom-
mendations made by Travel and
Leisure magazine, with a circu-

lation of well over one million.

It is an established fact that
when the year 2000 approached,

‘the number one industry in the

entire world is tourism. :
‘Governments around the
world recognise the positive

- contribution of tourism to their
> economy. Whether the govern-
ment’ is communist, capitalist,

socialist or a dictatorship, one

-thing is clear, they want that

tourist.dollar. For Harbour
Island to be awarded the top
prize, it means that.they have
won the. gold medal on the
world stage. This contest rep-

resents an area that extends all .

the way from Bermuda in the

. north to Guyana ‘in the south.

It involves twenty-six differ-
ent countries and forty-four dif-
ferent destinations. The final

’ heat was between tiny little

Harbour Island, a one and a
half square mile slice of heaven
that fell to the earth and Cuba,
the communist giant to the
south with all of its resources.
’Briland edged out and was
declared the winner. When vari-
ables such as natural beauty,
the history, the culture, visitor
satisfaction, the friendliness of
the locals, safety and security,
etc, the experts claimed that
*Briland was “simply the best”.

What this award means to the
Bahamas is of tremendous

* national significance. Tourism,

like in so many other countries
in the region is the “bread. and
butter” of the economy, being
directly responsible for up to

seventy percent of the Bahamas

gross national product. As a
Bahamian, we should all be
proud of this award, but it is

“one that we accept with a grain

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YEH!

Why is it that according to
some estimates that after a vis-
itor comes to Harbour Island,
there is a 90 per cent plus
chance that they will return to
Harbour Island. When they
come to Grand Bahama, the
return of our visitors is unac-
ceptably less than 20 per cent?
Shouldn’t the tourism product
being promoted by the Ministry
of Tourism abroad be uniform
across the board?

‘The success of Harbour

‘ Island did not come overnight.

It came about because of the
unselfish dedication and hard
work of our forefathers whose
commitment was uncompro-
mised and not motivated by the
almighty dollar. Quite often, my
uncle Victor Percentie would
remind me or anyone who was
listening. that we must never

_ give the guest “dog service”;

always give them your best.

, This is what that visionary
pioneer Allan Malcolm had
installed in his employees. Tak-
ing over his uncle’s business of
running several cottages known
as the Pink Sands Lodge, Allan
Malcolm was the catalyst that
developed the winter residence
programme for the Bahamas.
By inviting only those with good
morals and ethics along with
being financially successful to
stay at the Pink Sands, the Pink
Sands earned the reputation of
being the place with a discrimi-
nating taste.

However,.in retrospect it was
not discrimination, as it is now

abundantly clear that Allan -

Malcolm only simply wanted
the very best for both his guest
and the island of Harbour
Island. For the almost 40 years
that he ran the Pink Sands
resort, Allan Malcolm once told
me that he never once had a
problem with the payment from
one of his guests. —

One of the direct benefits of
Allan Malcolm developing the
Pink Sands was the fact that
many of his wealthy guests fell
in love with Harbour Island.
They then in turn bought homes
and land in Harbour Island,
thus establishing the winter res-
idency
Bahamas. Once againri, I am call-
ing on the government of the

_ Bahamas to recognise the con-

tributions of Allan Malcolm to
the development of Bahamian
tourism by establishing a per-
manent structure or edifice in
his memory.

Thanks to Allan Malcolm,
much of the success of the Har-
bour Island tourism product can
be directly be attributed to ini-
tiatives taken by Allen Mal-
colm. You see, the Harbour
Island tourism product was
developed without the direct
participation of the Ministry of
Tourism. It wasn’t until 1995
that the Ministry of Tourism
finally opened an office in Har-
bour Island and finally began
participating in the day-to-day
affairs of tourism on that island.

The formula for success on
*Briland is no secret. It doesn’t
matter if you are a Bill Gates,
Wayne Huiazenga, Nelson
Rockerfeller, Senator John
McGovern or a plain Joe Blow
or Susie Q, ’Brilanders will put
out the red carpet treatment for
you. You see, every tourist in
’Briland is treated like they are
important. Being rich and
famous doesn’t mean you will
receive special treatment as a

sincere effort--is-made-to- treat -

everyone like royalty.
Harbour Island was notified
about a month ago of their
award. However, that bit of
news seemed to have gone in
one ear:and out the next as the
significance had not yet sunk
in. When it was announced that
there would be an official day of
celebration a couple of weeks
ago, the island became euphor-
ic. .
~ Never in a thousand years
will I be able to describe the
atmosphere on ’Briland. Chara-
ca Lumber must have run out of

paint as it seems that everyone.

was putting ona fresh coat of
paint on their home or business.
Then, in a display of patriotism,
Bahamian flags and symbols
were placed everywhere. Never

tourism for the.

before in my life have I seen
*Briland so decorated in the
national colours. The music of
the Percentie Brothers, along
with the unofficial national
anthem “Briland Sweet eh!”
was being played and blasted
24/7 from almost every street
corner or business.

The anticipation that this w was
a special occasion and that the
Bahamas along with the rest of
the world would be watching:
the manner of our bearing was
encouragement enough for
every. ’Brilander to put their
best foot forward. This possi-
bly once-in-a-lifetime event
must be provided all the fan-
fare it deserved.

As in anything Bahamian, we
must give thanks. On the day
prior, an ecumenical service was
held at Wesley Methodist
Church. The Christian commu- —
nity of Harbour Island came out

- in full force to remind us that

our success only came about
due to divine intervention as an —
army of. prayer warriors reside
on Harbour Island, some which
begin their prays as early as
5am. The reading was taken
from Psalm 100 and 107 as ’Bri-
landers were reminded that
only through the grace of the
good Lord, we had come such a
long way.

In the words of the junior
minister of tourism, Agatha
Marcelle who had come to ’Bri-
land with her entire executive
team, including the newly
appointed Director General for
Tourism, Vernice Walkine,

‘Harbour Island was “Off da

chain”. This enthusiastic service
was followed with a jubilant
march through the streets of
Harbour Island, led by ’Bri-
land’s latest passion, the Har-
bour Island Marching Band.
The activities the following
morning began bright and early
with a breakfast at the Com-

.. missioner’s residence featuring

some: good boiled fish and.a
good dose of the Percentie
Brothers music. Once again,
accolades were given to the vet-
erans of the Harbour Island
Tourism such as “Ma” Ruby of
Tingum Village.

_ However, this was just a taste
of what was to happen for the
rest of the day. By midday,
without any Act of Parliament
or Prime Minister Perry Christie
exercising any of his executive

_authority, spontaneously, it was

understood that this day was a -
national holiday in ’Briland.
Without any notice, on a regular
work day businesses suddenly
closed and workers on the con-
struction sites politely informed
the boss that they would be
back tomorrow. Liquor stores,
chicken shacks, hardware stores,
everything just shutdown as no
*Brilander would miss this occa-
sion.

Shortly after 1pm, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Band
performed its impressive drill
routine. The rest of the day was
filled with spectacular enter-
tainment, including perfor-

nances from the Harbour
island Marching Band, fashion
show, the ’Brilanders, Hog
Heads, etc. The hundreds of
well-wishers and friends of Har-
bour Island who had showed up
for this event also had their
palates stimulated as the hotels
provided some of their special-
ty dishes to the crowd. Around
10pm, an energetic junkanoo
performance led by the King of
Junkanoo, Percy “Vola” Francis
took place.

Towards the end of the
junkanoo and in sync with the
“boom-boom” of the bass
drums, a spectacular fireworks
display lit up the dark sky. For a

- moment I was overcome with

emotions as I thought of all
those who had contributed to
making this day possible look-
ing down from the heavens.
With an incredible twist of fate
as if to acknowledge my
thoughts the heavens opened
by sending a river of tears of
joy on the parade. The symbol-
ism and message was clear.
Our forefathers had set a

path for us to follow. Should

anyone ask what makes ’Bri-
land so special, we will simply
say “it’s the service...stupid!”

DR LEATENDORE

PERCENTIE, DDS

Boston, Massachusetts
» August 25 2005



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LOCAL NEWS

WEDNESDAY, SEP | EMBER 7,

2005, PAGE 5



Caribbean leaders
meet Chavez to
discuss oil deals

Rugby Associatio

â„¢

reclaims bleachers

& By KARAN MINNIS

SOME of the bleachers which
were removed by government
from the Winton Rugby field
-months ago have finally been
retrieved,

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Steven Thompson, sec-
etary: of the Bahamas Rugby
Association, explained:that the
bleachers, which have:been a
focus of debate in the past few
months, had to be collected by
‘association members.

. “We collected 11 in total,” he
said. “Four of those belonged

to the Hockey Association and |

needed to be returned because
they were loaned to us.”

Mr Thompson said that the
remaining bleachers would be
picked up in about two weeks.

“We can’t go for the others
this week, because the team will

be in Florida, however we will
get them when we return,” he
said.

In late June, it was reported
that the gate to the Winton rug-
by pitch had been lifted from
its hinges to allow a large truck,
crane and six men on to the
field to load the bleachers onto

a‘flat'bed. :
2a Fhe. bleachers: were: taken
away‘and. used by. the Ministry



of Youth, Sports and Culture
for the CAC Games, without

the permission of the’ associa-

tion.

It was reported that in the
process of removing the bleach-
ers, the government workers
also damaged a newly installed
sprinkler system.

In ‘August the association said
that the damage came just after
it had spent $75,000 preparing
the Winton complex for the

Northern Caribbean World Cup
2001 qualifying tournament.
Speaking to The Tribune in
mid July, after admitting that
the workmen who had alleged-

ly damaged the pitch andthe .

sprinkler system should not
have done so, Minister of Youth
and Sport, Neville Wisdom

pledged:to take “whatever steps |
-;;@F@; necessary, to..bring,.a level :

of comfort back to the associa-
tion”.

However, association mem-
bers who contacted the ministry
in August to ask that the
bleachers be returned were told
that they would have to come
and retrieve them.

Mr Thompson said that the
association has not had a chance
to speak with the minister yet,
but hopes to do so once the
remainder of the bleachers have
been collected.



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According to the prosecu-
tion, it was on Friday Septem-
ber 2 that police allegedly
found Shannon Bannister in
possession of nine grams of
marijuana and 1/4 gram of
cocaine which officers believed
he intended to supply to
another.

Bannister, who appeared

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Street, pleaded not guilty to
both charges and was granted
$7,500 bail.

The matter was adjourned

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_ A 28-year-old Soldier Road

man and a 32-year-old man of

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‘Customers
frustrated’
with Registrar
General
Department

LONG queues and slow
service are frustrating cus-
tomers at the Registrar Gen-
eral Department.

Persons who have visited
the offices on the third floor
of the Roney Bain building
recently have complaimed to
The Tribune about the
drawn-out process of attain-
ing birth and death certifi-
cates.

During lunch hour yester-
day — a peak time for the
office — two staff members

were managing about 25 per-

sons there. The line for ser-
vice went straight to the
door. The application for a
birth certificate was finally
accepted after about half an
hour.

Once this application was
taken, the officers must con-
duct a search, which in this
case took about 20 minutes.
Once the certificate is found,
the customer is presented
with a small document to
take to another building.

That document is given to
clerks at 50 Shirley Street,
who inform the customer of
how much the certificate will
cost. Then the customer
must return to Rodney Bain
building, and can only
receive the certificate right

away if the officers there are ° :

not dealing with other peo-
ple.

One woman, clearly
extremely upset, said that
she had been waiting to sim-
ply pick up a certificate for
almost an hour.,

Comments from other
frustrated customers includ-
ed: “They definitely need
more people in this depart-
ment,” “It is ridiculous in
2005 to operate like it’s the
1980s”, and “You have to.
come here when you have
nothing else to do”.

Bigger problems are pre-
sented when the record of
birth or death cannot be
found in the Registrar’s
computer system.

People wanted to know if
any plans were underway to
expand and upgrade the sys-
tem.

At the time, Registrar
General Shane Miller was
out of the office. Calls made
to the department the fol-
lowing day went unan-
swered.

Ms Sheila Carey, perma-
nent secretary of the Min-
istry of Financial Services,
was unavailable yesterday
for comment. An officer at
the ministry admitted that

there are phone problems at .

the Registrar General’s
Department.

Shark conservation group hits
out over Bimini development

# By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - A shark con-
servation group in the UK is
urging the government to
demonstrate its commitment to
conservation by calling an imme-
diate halt to destruction of trop-
ical marine habitats in Bimini.

The group claims that despite
repeated agitation by environ-
mental conservationists, the gov-
ernment continues to “turn a
blind eye” to the vast destruc-
tion by the developers of the
Bimini Bay Resort.

The organisation, Shark Trust,
has now joined with other con-
cerned groups expressing their
strong opposition to the devel-
opment at North Bimini.

Islands

Ina press release issued on
Tuesday, Shark Trust claimed
the development “has left scien-
tists, conservationists and the

people of the tiny Bahamian

islands of Bimini outraged.”

A week ago, a UK action
group called “Tourism Concern’
launched a campaign to stop
construction at the development.

Shark Trust, established in
1997, is a UK registered marine
conservation charity dedicated
to promoting the study, man-



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agement, and conservation of
sharks, skates and rays.

Bimini’s inshore waters are
world famous to shark enthusi-
asts because they constitute a
rich shark habitat as well as a
crucial and rare nursery for
lemon sharks.

Despite numerous efforts, the
group said that petitions, cam-
paigns, scientific advice and

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demonstrations have all been
ignored.

“The hotel developer Gerardo °

Capo of Miami, Florida, now
working in association with the
prestigious Conrad Hilton
Hotels group, has been given
carte blanche by the government

- of the Commonwealth of the

Bahamas to bulldoze and dredge
priceless and fragile habitats -







mangrove forests, lagoon sys-
tems and seagrass beds - so that
he can build a vast marina, golf
course and hotel complex on vir-
gin sites in Bimini.

“These rich habitats currently
shelter numerous rare and
endangered species including the
Brown Pelican, Roseate Tern,
Least Tern, Hawksbill Turtle,
Green Turtle, Loggerhead Tur-

Shooting victim clings to life

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - THE Nassau man found
shot last Saturday at the side of the road in
East Grand Bahama is still clinging to life

at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

Kevin Simmons is listed in serious condi-
tion in the intensive care unit with gunshot

injuries to his face and neck.

His age and address are still unknown ,at

this time, police say.

Superintendent Basil Rahming, said i inves-

tigations into the matter are continuing.
According to reports, at about 1.30pm on
Saturday, two tourists leaving the Lucayan
National Park discovered the man lying in
an area just off the Grand Bahama High-
way with what appeared to be gunshot

inj uries.

The couple took the victim to the Lucayan
Medical Centre East for attention.

‘The injured man was then transported by
ambulance to the Rand Memorial Hospital.

The victim, who was identified as-Kevin:
Simmons, told police that he was a farm

hospital.

worker from Nassau.
He remembers only being at a gas
station in East End and waking up in the

Supt Rahming said officers went to Smit-
tie’s One Stop Service Station in Bevans

Town during their investigation.

However employees of the station said no
such incident had occurred there.

Anyone who can assist the police with
their investigations into the shooting -are
asked to call the crime hotline in Freeport on =:
352-1919 or in Nassau on 328-8477.

Call for
vigilance
on roads

@ By NATARIO
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ROAD traffic officials are
admonishing motorists to be
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“We are also encouraging the
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He said parents dropping off
or picking up children from
school should pull to the side
of the street, as drivers who
block the roadway are a con-
stant source of frustration to
other motorists.

Mr Thompson also admon-
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Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch‘of
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Bimini Bay development is out '
of scale with tiny island.

“The mangrove habitats of
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He noted that the inshore
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islanders and the region as a
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“The Commonwealth of the
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health of the islands, the
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The president of the Bimini
Bay Resort Rafael Reyes has
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opment is not destroying habi-
tats and that it is in his interest
to protect the environment.

‘No comment
from government

on alleged
health problems

@ By KARAN MINNIS

GOVERNMENT officials
have declined to comment on
the situation surrounding the
alleged health problems being
experienced by workers at the
BEC station in Cat Island.

The Tribune contacted the
Ministry of Health and the
management of BEC about
claims that a problem with an.

‘exhaust system at the power
station in the Cove, Cat
Island, is causing workers to
become sick.

Officials from BEC declined
to comment, and Health offi-
cials would only say that they
would look into what was
being done to fix the problem.

George Knowles, assistant
general manager of BEC, yes-
terday sent a message to The
Tribune though his secretary
in response to inquiries.

It said: “BEC will release a
statement on the matter some
time in the future.”

Speaking to the press yes-
terday, Parliamentary Secre-
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Ron Pinder said he will call
the assistant manager of BEC
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@ IRENE CHARLTON (left) meets her sister Maggie Walls after over 70 years,



ian-born

reunited after 70 years

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

AFTER over 70 years of being apart,
two Bahamian-born sisters have been
reunited. fog

Maggie Walls, an 86-year-old
Bahamian who lives in the United
States, last saw her sister Irene Charl-
ton, 70, when Irene was only three
months old. :

The sisters were initially reunited on
August 28, and over the weekend, The
Tribune attended a special family gath-
ering in their honour.

The sisters were born in Andros to
Stanley and Drucilla Ashe. Mrs Walls

_ did not grow up with parents, but at the

age of 12 went to live with school
teacher Henry Gay, to help take care
of his children.

Mr Gay eventually relocated, and
Mrs Walls was going to be sent back to
her parents, but begged to stay in Fresh
Creek because she had already become
comfortable with the area.

In 1934 when she visited her mother,
she was introduced to her baby sister

Irene, who was only three months old.

“J picked her up and did a little
dance with her,” remembered Mrs
Walls. -

She said she only knew her sister for.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff) about a month.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

FIRE officers took to the
streets yesterday to distribute
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need as part of their fire pre-

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Safety Week.

The distribution is an annual
event designed to ensure that
all homes are equipped with
detectors regardless, of the
financial status of the occupants.

_ Sergeant Bradley Knowles
explained that during Fire Safe-

‘ ty Week, officers want to sensi-
tisise the public about
“the do’s and don’ts” of fire
safety.

Smoke detectors are among
the first line of defence against
fires, as they alert persons to
the presence of smoke.

Flames

This, he said often gives them

“ enough time to get out of a

burning building before it is
engulfed by flames.

Sgt Knowles explained that
the officers have selected homes
occupied by the less fortunate,
the elderly and the handi-
capped.

_.__This week, more than 150
detectors will bé givenout: - --

Sgt Knowles added that the
officers will not stop there, but
will continue to distribute detec-
tors as supplies come in; “So if
you know someone who is
deserving and they are not on
the list this year, hopefully we
can get them when we do
another distribution.”

Fire officers advised every-
one who can afford to purchase
a smoke detector to do so.

Two storey homes need to
have one on each floor, they
said.



@ SGT ANTHONY SANDS and PC Lamont Bain install



smoke alarms in the Kemp Road area.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

Smoke detectors can be pur-
chased for less than $20.

Yesterday, The Tribune rode
with fire officers, Anthony
Sands, Lamont Bain, Keisa
Arthur and Wayde Smith as
they drove through the Kemp
Road area to install smoke
detectors.

They explained to the resi-
dents how each detector
worked and reminded them to
check the batteries twice a
year.

The officers suggested that
all detector owners check the
batteries whenever the time
changes.













seeking





Mrs Walls never saw her sister again,
and eventually relocated to Nassau.
There she met her first husband
Bernell Blatch, an American of
Bahamian descent, and went to the
United States to live with him. Today
she resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs Walls said that she kept in con-
tact with family and visited the
Bahamas about five years ago, but was
never able to meet up with her sister,
who now lives in Mayaguana.

Remembered.

“There was an emptiness there, for
not being able to see her. I always
remembered the last time I saw her.
Even when I saw her on Sunday, it~

‘came back to me as if she was still a

baby,” said Mrs Walls.

Mrs Charlton said that both she and
her sister “burst into tears” when they
were reunited.

Mrs Charlton said now that she .
knows her sister, she feels as if she is
“already in heaven. I praise God.”

During their reunion week, the sis-
ters went shopping, toured the island,
and even went to the laundromat
together.

The pair say they plan to keep ia

contact by phone, through letters and

by visiting each other.



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Myths, archaeology, explorers and
the age-old search for Atlantis

Ip May, Tough Call
reported the findings of

‘one of the latest discoverers
of Atlantis in the Bahamas.

A 23-year-old mechanic
from Peterborough, Canada
claimed to have found the
concentric ring canal system
of Atlantis just south of
Andros by looking at satellite
photos on the Internet
(www.atlantisuncovered.com).

“It’s never been proven, so
who's to say that I didn't find
it,” he told Tough Call at the
time.

This led to a review of

_ Atlantean myths, and of the
several claims that have been
made over the years for evi-
dence of the lost land in the
Bahamas. The most famous
was in 1933 when Edgar
Cayce, a Kentucky salesman
turned mystic, said Atlantis
would be found off Bimini in
1968 or °69.

Since then a number of
archaeological finds have been
reported in the shallow waters
of the Bahama Banks,

although little scholarly work

has been undertaken to verify
these claims. Most mainstream
. Scientists avoid the subject like
the plague to protect their rep-
utation.

Cayce died in 1945, but his
“psychic readings” are pre-
served and promoted by the
Virginia-based Association for
Research and Enlightenment

- (www.edgarcayce.org). This
group describes itself as “a
network of individuals who
offer conferences, educational
activities, and information
around the world.” It main-
tains a large library of writ-
ings on the Atlantis theme.

Siew after the Tough
Call article ran
(http://www.nassauinstitute.or
g/wmview.php?ArtID=516),
we received an e-mail from
Dr Greg Little, a certified psy-
chologist affiliated with
Louisiana State university who
is an ARE member. He has
published books evaluating
Cayce's “psychic history” of
the ancient world.

“This May,” Dr Little
wrote, “we spent 11 days at
Bimini and Andros with
archaeologist Bill Donato. I
thought you might like to see
our updated story
(http://edgarcayce.org/am/bimi
ni2005report.html). It is cer-
tainly an important one for
Bahamas archaeology.

“At least four archaeologists
believe that what is known as
the Bimini Road is an ancient
harbour. We don’t assert that
it is from Atlantis. It is virtu-
ally identical to several ancient

Mediterranean harbours, .-

including the inverted “J”
shape.

“On our trip we found
definitive human artifacts. We
also found massive blocks sit-
ting on the top of at least four
other blocks. In some places,
stacks of smooth, perfectly
rectangular blocks were found
under massive blocks, which
served as levelling stones. We
also found a dozen cut rocks,
which were tightly wedged
under a huge block. These
have already been tested by a
commercial geology lab. They
are grey marble.”

D r Little included ref-
erences to an e-mail

exchange with Dr Eugene
Shinn. of the US Geological
Survey. Dr Shinn is one of
several geologists who have
described the underwater dis-
coveries in the. Bahamas as
either natural features or ship
ballast.

In 1968 Florida biologist J.
Manson Valentine investigat-
ed the so-called Bimini Road,
a series of rectangular stones
laid out in two straight parallel

rows in less than 15 feet of

water off the western shore of
north Bimini. The formation
became linked to the Cayce

prediction and is cited as evi-~

dence of Atlantis.
“This audacious interpreta-

‘tion has attracted an enthusi-

astic following of believers
from the world's community
of alternative’ thinkers,”
retorts Dr Shinn.

Last year he wrote an article

for the Skeptical Inquirer »



A number of archaeological
finds have been reported in
the shallow waters of the
Bahama Banks, although little
scholarly work has been
undertaken to verify these.
claims. Most mainstream
- scientists avoid the subject
like the plague to. protect their

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(http://www.csicop.org/si/2004-
O1l/geologists-
adventures.html): that recalls
a study of the site in the mid-
1970s: “It was one of the more
unusual phases of my career.
We cored two of the huge
stones and demonstrated to
our satisfaction that they were
indeed beachrock.”

B eachrock forms near
mid-tide level

beneath the sand on tropical
beaches. It is a very distinc-
tive rock that forms rapidly.
In his Inquirer article, Dr
Shinn described the process:

“Tidal fluctuation forces cal-

cium carbonate-rich waters
through the sands where evap-
oration and off-gassing of car-
bon dioxide probably help
stimulate precipitation of cal-
cium carbonate. Within a few
years, crystals of aragonite, a
common marine form of cal-
cium carbonate, precipitate

paranormal or mystical occur-
rences that some say could be

" linked to Atlantis.

Azz most scien-
tists consider these

sensational claims long dis-
proved, there is still much
interest among ARE mem-
bers like Dr Little. ;
He recently led another
expedition to perform detailed
underwater investigations at
both Bimini and Andros. A
documentary is being pro-
duced on the trip, which will
be released at the ARE's
Annual Ancient Mysteries
Conference in October.

Dr Little reports finding ©

man-made artifacts at Bimini,
including ancient stone
anchors. At Andros he identi-
fied a submerged stone plat-
form: “Overall, the evidence
pointed to an obvious conclu-
sion we have previously put
forth — both the Bimini and



Bimini, of course, lies within
the fabled Bermuda Triangle
and was the home of the

legendary fountain of youth,

so stories abound of
paranormal or mystical
occurrences that some say
could be linked to Atlantis.



between the grains, welding
them together to form a very
hard limestone.

“There are beach rocks
around some Pacific islands
that contain human skeletons
and shell casings from World
War II. At Bimini and along
other Bahamian islands, many
swimming beaches are lined
with beachrock that is forming
today.. They contain embed-
ded Coke and beer bottles.

“When sea level rises, as it
has done during the past
18,000 years, any beachrock
that formed several thousand
years ago becomes sub-

merged. Such is the case with .

the supposed Atlantis stones
off North Bimini.”

But this argument led

inevitably to the suggestion
that the natural beach rock
had been used as a building
material by the ancient
Atlanteans. Bimini, of course,
lies within the fabled Bermuda
Triangle and was the home of
the legendary fountain of
youth, so stories abound of






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Andros formations appear to
be the remains of ancient har-
bours.

“During this trip, the evi-
dence we found for human
hands being involved with the
formation of the Bimini Road
is overwhelming and
irrefutable (but) we do not
assert that the timeframe for
their use as harbours was
10,000-years ago. I doubt that
the Bimini Road has anything
to do with Atlantis. But it may
relate to a circa 1,000-BC har-
bour.”

I: fact, the latest candi-
date for the location of
Atlantis is a submerged island
just beyond the Straits of
Gibraltar (which the ancient
world referred to as the Pil-
lars of Hercules) in the Gulf of
Cadiz, off Spain.

A French geologist recently
published the results of a sea
floor survey that found sedi-
mentary deposits left by a
tsunami that occurred around







12,000 years ago — roughly
the age indicated by Plato for
the destruction of Atlantis.

ered to date, 12,000 yearg: ago
every single person onthe
planet was a hunter- gathérer
living in an egalitarian band. ”

a

y et the Atlantis iiyth
describes “yan

advanced society with a'sécial

_ hierarchy that conducted:both

commerce and warfare. Plato
said he got the story fromthe
writings of the 7th century:BC
Greek statesman Solon,.who
supposedly heard it rom
Egyptian priests. The account
was already said to be 9,000



“Do not be surprised when
you pick up the newspaper
and see a small article that
says, ‘Russian expedition
finds what may be the true
location of Atlantis.’ It 7
happens at least once a year.”:

f



Sedimentary records reveal
that events like the earth-
quake that devastated the city
of Lisbon in Portugal in 1755,
generating wave heights of up
to 30-feet, occur every 1,500
to 2,000 years in this area. But

a recent mapping of the sub-

merged island failed to turn
up any man-made structures,

. and also showed it was much

smaller than previously
believed.

Some say satellite photos
indicate that a salt marsh near
the Spanish city of Cadiz is
the location of Atlantis. The
images show two rectangular

‘structures and part of the con-

centric rings that may once
have surrounded them. This
has led some scientists to sug-
gest that the “island” of
Atlantis referred to a region of
the southern Spanish coast
destroyed by a flood between
800 and 500 BC.

This is a more plausible the-
ory, because (assuming there
is some factual kernel to the

story at all) if Plato’s timing:

was right, he was wrong about
all the other characteristics of
Atlantis, as archaeologist Kris
Hirst points out.

“Simply put, 12,000 years
ago, there were no stratified
societies (ranking is in evi-
dence no earlier than 8,000
BC), there were no cities (the
first was Catalhoyuk, 6300
BC), there was no monumen-

tal architecture (megalithic |

tombs, 5000 BC). There were
no domesticated cattle (south-
west Asia, 6000 BC), there
was no bronze production

(5000 BC), there were no.

domesticated horses (Ukraine
4000° BC) or wheels
(Mesopotamia, 3000 BC). No
roads (Sweet Track, 3000 BC),
certainly no canals, aqueducts
or bridges. No ships (Egypt,
2600 BC).

“In fact, according to all the
archaeological evidence gath-

years old when. it was relayed
by Plato.

A scientific conference at .
Milos, Greece in July brought
together experts in several
fields to exchange ideas about
the Atlantis hypothesis. And a
similar conference will be held
again in three years to review
what progress has been made
in research about the lost land.

As Dr Shinn said in his
Inquirer article: “In spite of
all the evidence, the reader
should not expect to see. the
demise of Atlantis stories. Do
not be surprised when you
pick up the newspaper and see
a small article that says, ‘Russ-
ian expedition finds what may
be the true location of
Atlantis.’ It happens at least
once a year.’ i

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an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School,
invites applications for the position of teacher of English, with
effect from January 2006. Candidates should possess the
necessary academic qualifications and experience for the position,
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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 9



eS Sa
Fraternity helps out with red Cross raffle

@ BROTHER Kareem Hanna, president of the local Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity chapter reads one





of the winning tickets on Saturday outside Solomons during the drawing of a raffle in aid of the

Red Cross



THE Royal Bank of Canada has stepped for-
ward as the platinum sponsor for the first
Bahamas Optimist National Championships to
be sailed in Montagu Bay September 22 to 24.

The Ministry of Tourism has signed up as the
Gold Sponsor.

About 40 junior sailors are expected to take
part in what is shaping into an historic event.

.. “We are absolutely thrilled that the Royal
Bank of Canada and the Ministry of Tourism
have agreed to sponsor this exciting event,”
| said Bahamas Sailing Association spokesman
John Lawrence.
. “It’s probably going to be the largest nation-
al sailing championship held in the Bahamas in
‘terms of the number of boats of the same class.”

Optimist dinghies — small, single handed boats
— are sailed in over 110 countries by 150,000
young people.

The regatta will test the skills of the junior
sailors who participated in the association’s
eight week National Sailing School programme

this summer.
Hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club, the first
national school brought together children from





Bank steps up to sponsor
sailing championships |

_ round regattas with the more advanced sailors








the public school system along with juniors from
two of the local sailing clubs.

The regatta will be held jointly by the
Bahamas Sailing Association, the Bahamas
Optimist Sailing Association, the Nassau Yacht
Club and the Royal Nassau Sailing Club.

“The kids have loved the programme,”
Lawrence said. ;

“We have had them racing every Saturday
since the eight-week school ended to keep them
focused and to hone their skills for the nationals.

“Their enthusiasm is incredible. They are
very passionate. about it,” he said.

The association plans to hold several year-













racing abroad and in George Town, Exuma, in
the next Family Island Regatta.

The association says the programme will help
with youth character development by building
self-esteem and instilling discipline.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors, who
have made this possible,” Lawrence said.

Other sponsors include the East Nassau
Rotary Club, Island Wholesale and HG Christie
Real Estate. ae












Longest Serving Employee: Mr. Ivan Thompson is picture with Mr. Paul
_D. Thompson, CHA - Managing Director, Mr. Reuben Stuart and Mr.
Philippe Sahnoune, Director, Dining Operations and Special Events

1960. His dedication and commitment to the
and effective.

Pictured left to right are:





i Members of the Red Cross along with the local chapters of Zeta Phi Beta And Phi Beta Sigma

who worked hard to assist with the sale of tickets.



B ARANHA Pyfrom, a Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity spins the drum on Saturday outside
Solomons just before the drawing of the Red Cross raffle : :

¢

ford Cay Cb

Year Long Service Presentation

The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have reached
milestones of employment with the Club. Mr. Ivan Thompson, Lyford Cay Club’s longest
serving employee was presented with his “45th Year Long Service Award Pin” on
Monday, August 8, 2005 by Mr. Paul D. Thompson, CHA, Managing Director.

Mr. Thompson is employed in the Food & Beverage Department in the position of
- Swimming Pool Restaurant Manager and has been with the Club since November 1,
Lyford Cay Club has been uniquely generous

We congratulate Mr. Ivan Thompson on his accomplishment.

Mr. Derrington Rahming, Director of Engineering; Mr. Philippe Sahnoune, Director, Dining
Operations and Special Events; Mr. Reuben Stuart, Deputy Managing Director; Recipient -
Mr. Ivan Thompson, Swimming Pool Restaurant Manager; Mr. Paul D. Thompson, CHA,
Managing Director; Mrs. Sian Bevans, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Mr. Pascal
Hollaender, Executive Chef and Ms. Sherrilee Flowers, Executive Housekeeper.

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Longest Serving
Employee: Mr. Ivan
Thompson is pictured
with Mr. Philippe
Sahnoune, Director,
Dining Operations and
Special Events

















PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005



LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Health Minister
tresses need

for mandatory

evacuation laws

FREEPORT - Health Minis-
ter Dr Marcus Bethel said the
turmoil the United States has
been plunged into as a result of
Hurricane Katrina drives home
the need for mandatory evacua-
tion laws in the Bahamas.

This, he said, is especially the
case in low-lying areas — as was
made clear by the destruction
caused in the Bahamas by hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne last
year,

Dr Bethel’s remarks came as
he officially opened Fire Safety
and Awareness Month on Grand
Bahama.

The month is being sponsored
by the Grand Bahama Fire Ser-
vices, a unit of the Royal
Bahamas Police.Force, under the
theme: “Prevent the worst, put
safety first.”

The minister told Grand
Bahama fire officers that having
witnessed their work first hand
during the storms which hit
Grand Bahama in September
2004, he has a deep appreciation
for-their services.

He told the audience that as
they watch, what is happening in
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama, they must realise how
lucky the Bahamas was last year.

Dr Bethel pointed out that

during and after both storms, no
one in the Bahamas died of
thirst, hunger or disease.

“A remarkable job was car-,

ried on in this island because of

the co-ordination of services by,
all of you people, and the public’

does not understand that.”

Dr Bethel noted that Grand.
Bahama is very flat and the low-.
lying settlements make it a high-: -
risk area during a storm.
“Hence when we look at dis-:

asters, particularly when they
stare us in the face in the hurri-
cane season, it is my belief, and I
stated it last year following the
hurricanes, that mandatory evac-
uation must become an essential
part of the island,” the minister
said.

Dr Bethel said that by not hav-
ing a forced evacuation order in
2004, “We ended up putting offi-
cers’ lives at risk trying to res-
cue those people when they sud-
denly realise that there is no way
out.

“And so I encourage the gov-
ernment to seek to develop leg-
islation for mandatory evacua-
tion laws in our country, whereby
police officers can go in and
move people out if they have to,
and when they know that it is
necessary to do so in high risk

circumstances,” he said.

He also called on building
inspectors to ensure that building
codes are adhered to and
enforced to prevent severe dam-
age or the complete destruction
of homes by fires or natural dis-
asters.

Dr Bethel called for more fre-
quent public service announce-
ments offering home owners
advice on how to minimise the
risk posed by fires.

“Hurricanes are another sto-

ry. We have‘no control over .

when they come or when they
go. But what we can do is sensi-
tise people on how. to protect

their homes and minimise dam- ,

age,” he said.

He stressed how important it is
for members of the public to
understand that when hurricane
notices are sent out, they respond
appropriately - not sit back idly
and hope for the best.

The minister added that a sig-
nificant increase in the number of
persons trained as medical first
responders and natural disaster
managers is needed.

* “More than anything though,

we must have a well thought out
plan that can be acted upon in
times of crisis, such as a hurri-
canes,” he said.

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calls to improve
school repairs

THE FNM Torchbearers
Association has expressed con-
cern over the state of school
repairs at the opening of the
new school year this week.

The youth arm of the official
opposition said that the PLP

- government, the Minister of

Education, the Minister’of
Works and their respective min-
istries, “fell behind in the repair
of public schools for the third
consecutive year.

“After three years in office, it

is high time for ministers Sears
and Roberts, and their PLP
government to better co-ordi-
nate themselves, and start
school repairs early enough dur-
ing the summer months to have
all repairs completed before the
opening of the school year,”
said Torchbearers president
David Jordine.

“If one was to take a drive
around Nassau, Freeport, and
many of the Family Islands, it is
evident that school repairs have
not gotten the attention needed
to ensure the comfort of both
teachers and students.

“The walls of many schools
are still stained with last year’s
activities. At one primary
school on Grand Bahama
painters are hurrying to meet
unrealistic deadlines,” said Mr
Jordine.

Problems

The association also high-
lighted problems that last year
plagued LN Coakley High
School in Exuma, and CC
Sweeting Junior High School in
New Providence, “which got
massive media attention this
week”.

“The school yard and bath-
room facilities at LN Coakley
High School are in an absolute-
ly deplorable state. The toilets
are in great disrepair, and as a
result the-stench as one
approach the facilities is breath
stopping,” the association said
in a statement.

The statement said that CC
Sweeting has been undergoing
renovations for the past two
years.

“IT have seen hotels and cor-
porate complexes commenced

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and completed in half that
time,” Mr Jordine said.

He said that parents, teach-
ers, “and no doubt the students
are experiencing unprecedented
difficulty as they attempt to car-
rying out their duties.”

The -Torchbearers also
expressed concern for the safe-
ty of students, teachers and
administrators in schools.

“The last academic year has
been plagued with numerous
incidents of violence and riots
in our public schools,” said the

association, adding that its
members not confident “that
the PLP government has.a
clear vision of how they are
going to address this growing
problem of violence in our
schools.”

“We urge the Minister of
Education, along with the per-
sons delegated the responsibili-
ty for school security, to pursue
more effective avenues of
ensuring safety in the public
school system,” the association
said, \



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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 11



Policeman braves floods in
urricane-hit New Orleans

FROM page one

highway for hours he was forced
by state troopers to return to his
apartment.

“Hurricane Katrina is one thing I
will never forget for the rest of my
life. I will never take another hurri-
cane for granted.

“I have never felt anything like
that. My apartment is on the third
floor and I was sitting down listening
to the trees, when one of them fell
into.my window and broke it.”

He said he had to cover the win-
dow with a mattress anchored by his
sofa, to stop the wind and rain from
getting inside.

Mr Saunders added that the flood
water overcame the first storey of

his apartment in “a matter of min-

utes.”

“I heard a woman crying for help
on the first floor and there was noth-
ing I could do to help her. I have no
idea if she got out.”

He was able to assist a man
trapped on the second storey of his
apartment block by lowering down a
hose for the man to scramble up to
his ‘apartment and together they
rode out the storm.

The heavy rain and wind caused
half of the roof to blow off leaving
the men with little protection. When
Katrina finally passed, the two men
had.no choice but to seek shelter on
the remaining portion of the roof
where they slept during the night.

In the aftermath of the storm, Mr
Saunders said he realised there
would be little chance of being res-
cued soon. Therefore he decided to
try-his luck in escaping.

Escape

Taking only his passport and a
change of clothes, he left behind all
his belongings and, in a great show
of ingenuity, broke the doors off his
refrigerator, emptied it out and using
a broom as his oars paddled away.

He said he had to row about two
miles before reaching a highway and
dry ground. For the next two and a
half hours he trudged the remain-
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the Néw Orleans Superdome, which

. had been used at a shelter for thou-

sands of residents.

However, he was not prepared for
the nightmare that awaited him.

“It was something I never dreamt
to see. There was complete chaos
and fighting, people had just lost it.
I saw one gentleman who couldn’t
take it who just jumped off the sec-
ond floor and killed himself. There
was no food or water. It was inhu-
mane.’

Not wanting to stay in such squalor,
Mr Saunders decided to continue,on
to the airport. “I kinda sneaked out of
the Superdome,” he said.

However, floods had wiped out

_portions of the highway, making it

impassable, and instead he had to
walk along the railroad tracks in the
bushes for miles until he reached
the airport. He arrived only to find
that he had just missed a flight and
had to spend a night there.

The next day, Continental Air-
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Houston, where thousands of home-
less persons were sheltered in the
Astrodome. The conditions there
were no better, he said; and so he
went back to the airport to try and
find a way to get to the Bahamas.

He said a compassionate supervi-
sor at Continental allowed him to
sleep in the staff room, took him to
Walmart and personally brought
him a change of clothes, underwear
and personal products. The next day
the airline arranged for him to fly
to Fort Lauderdale where he was
met by friends, who bought his tick-
et home.

The experience has changed him.

“I am just so grateful that I had a
home to come to. I cannot imagine
what those people who lost every-
thing who have lived in New Orleans
all their lives and only know New
Orleans are going to do. I lost every-
thing, but am just thankful to be
home.”

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grateful for the support of the police
force, his family and the kindness
of strangers.

When asked about the conditions
residents are facing, Mr Saunders
said television reports do not tell
half the story. He said it is truly a
life-or-death situation and people
are doing whatever they have to to
make it.

As a police officer, he says he can-
not condone violence and unneces-
sary looting, but having experienced
the utter hopelessness in the city, he
could certainly understand people
who resorted to-stealing to survive:

Yesterday Commissioner Paul
Farquharson assured Mr Saunders
that the force is committed to doing
everything they can to help him,
including providing counselling. His
officers have taken up a collection
which they hope will ease his finan-
cial burdens.

‘Mr Saunders hopes to complete
his final year of studies at a univer-
sity in another part of Louisiana.

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FROM page one

seven armed robberies and reports of a Cana-
dian tourist being raped in a home on the
Eastern Road.

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, police
liaison officer Walter Evans said: “I am not
aware of the seven armed robberies that this
person is alleging.

“In reference to the rape, we have allega-
tions of that incident occurring. We are doing
an investigation at this time and once that is
completed we will release information on
that: We are always receiving allegations but
we don’t report those without evidence that
they have occurred.”

When asked about increased patrolling of
the area, Mr Evans said: “If we see any devel-
oping trends in an area we usually implement
some additional patrol strategies for that
area.”

“This is not just for that particular area,” he
said. “We do that for the whole island. Some .
of these strategies will be more visible than
others, but they are being done.”

When asked about the less visible strategies,
Mr Evans said: “We don’t usually state the
less visible activities for public knowledge.”

William Maura, another resident of the

_ area, said: “I understand that there are some

concerns about safety in the area, and Iam
also concerned.

“My wife and I look around before we get
out of the car just make sure no-one is there,
because we have heard rumours that the
neighbours. across the street and down: the
road have been robbed, but we haven’t heard

- anything officially from the police,” he added.

When asked if he had seen an increase in
the number of patrol cars in the area, Mr
Maura said: “I haven’t heard anything from
the police nor have I seen them, but it would
be good to hear more warnings from them.

' “TY have heard that persons are being
robbed around here,” said Dionne Cartwright,
another resident. “I am actually afraid to stay
home alone and to travel home in the dark.

“To: be honest,. I know they are only
rumours, but they still cause alarm. It would
be nice to have these rumours confirmed,” she
said,

Several months ago, residents of Cable
Beach also claimed robberies were not being
reported by police.

One woman said she had heard directly
from victims of some of the crimes. But the
press were not being informed, she claimed.

“People are entitled to know what is going
on in their area,” she said, “It is the only way -
we can take precautions and be on our
guard.”

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New promotion

aims to bring in
crowds t.

THE Abaco Tourist Office
has created a special domestic
travel promotion in an effort to
encourage Bahamians and resi-
dents to travel to the Abacos

between September 1 and.

November 30.

Discounted packages will
include hotels accommodations,
vehicles, boats and golf-cart
rentals, in addition to discounts
at participating restaurants and
gift shops.

The announcement of the
plan “produced rates that
should favorably attract .busi-
ness for this traditionally soft
period at the destination,”
according to a statement from
the Ministry of Tourism.

A series of sport and cultural
events are also planned for the
Abacos, “which will add a vari-
ety of exciting experiences and

special interest for all visitors’

up to the end of December,”
the statement said.
Abaco’s director of tourism,

Jeritzan Outten, invited the gen-

eral public to take advantage of
the three months of lower rates
— for a week or a weekend —
“and discover why visitors to
the Abacos return year after

MINISTER of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Allyson
Maynard-Gibson has assured
the international community
that the Bahamas continues to
oppose and reject all forms of
financial crime.. |

Speaking on Monday at the
23rd International Crime Sym-
posium in Cambridge, England,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said this
was made clear by the govern-
ment’s response to the financial
blacklisting of the country in
2000.

“The Bahamas then and now
has no interest in facilitating,
aiding or abetting unlawful acts;
nor will it be associated with
rogue action of individuals,
countries or groupings,” the
minister said.

The symposium was held
under the theme: “The Busi-
ness of Crime: The Enterprise
of Crime and Terror - The
Implications for Good Busi-
ness”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
the topic is “critical to our glob-
al, peaceful and mutual coexis-
tence and to our national inter-
ests.”

She added that in the mod-
ern, globalised world the mobil-
ity of people and capital “poses
a serious problem for govern-
ments and law enforcement
agencies in their efforts to stop
criminal activity such as drug
trafficking, trafficking in women
and children and the growing
threat of international terror-
ism.”

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“Strong regulation of the finan-
cial services sector and infor-
mation sharing are important
tools governments have in this
fight; both tools are essential if

we are to have any success in:

reducing criminal activity, there-
by protecting the world’s finan-
-cial systems and our
economies.”

She called the blacklisting of
the Bahamas and other off-
shore financial centres five years
ago a “naming and shaming”
exercise led by the Organisa-
tion for Economic Co-opera-
tion and Development
(OECD), the Financial Action
Task Force and the Financial
Stability Forum.

“That is at least how the list-
ings were being characterised
in the international media; par-
ticularly those from ‘onshore’
jurisdictions where the first
impulses for the blacklistings
emerged.”

However, some commenta-
tors have surmised that the lists
were developed for competitive
reasons.

“The latter view was given
credence by the lack of consis-

year, and even enjoy multiple
visits during the year, giving the
destination the Bahamas’ high-
est index rating in satisfaction at
about 80 per cent.”

Bahamuians and residents are
encouraged to enjoy the natur-
al beauty of the Abaco main-
land and its string of native set-
tlements found in north, cen-
tral and south Abaco.

Activities

“Then take scenic island-hop-

ping adventures to the many
nearby cays such as: Hope
Town, Elbow Cay, Man-O-War
Cay, Great Guana, Green Tur-
tle, Spanish Cay, Walker’s Cay
Scotland Cay, Lubber’s Cay,
Tiloo Cay or Moore’s Island. °
“They are all attached by on-:
time and professionally operat-
ed water ferries that will com-
fortably cruise you to commu-
nities that exhibit incredible
charm, great food, entertain-
ment and individual historic
experiences,” the ministry said.

“In between the cay visits, you ©

will indeed’ want to experience’
one or more of the activities that

fighting financial crime

@ ALLYSON Maynard-Gibson

tency in each initiative. The
rules being imposed on non-
members of the group were far
in excess of those practiced or
even expected from members
of the group, the authors of the
process,” Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said.

Reform

She said the Bahamas gov-
ernment had recognised the
need for financial services reg-
ulatory reform “to facilitate the
government’s fight against inter-
national crime” even before the
blacklistings were announced.

“The Bahamas was one of the
first countries to penalise mon-

_ ey laundering resulting from the

drug trade” she said, adding

that.in 1996 it also became “the ._ .

first jurisdiction in the region
to have anti-money laundering
guidelines for banks.”

The minister pointed out that
11 pieces of legislation were
passed “in record time”
response to the blacklisting.

“The Bahamas went further

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will only add more excitement
to your stay,” said the state-
ment, which asked visitors to
be sure and plan to attend some
of the following events:

e Abaco’s 4.1 mile Swim-a-
thon (October 8 or 9)

e Abaco’s Country and West-
ern Festival (October 29)

, © Abaco’s Bridal Extrava-
ganza (November 17 -19).

e Abaco Christmas Festival
O Boat Parade (December
10

“The ‘Abaco Tourist Office

and the business community are

really ‘waking up’ the. fall,”
‘declared Jeritzan Outten.
She encouraged all Bahamian

residents to make plans to have _|

a.preat time “hanging out in
Abaco,” with entertainers such
as Stone McEwan, the Gully
Roosters, Impact. Band, Chris
‘de burner’ Russell and the
Music Man himself, Estin
Sawyer.

For those who just want to
relax with family and friends
Ms Outten said Abaco is ideal
with its world’s top-ten best
beach, Bahamian parrots, wild
boars or Abaco’s very own
‘Spanish barbs’ wild horse tours.




‘

than most other jurisdictions to
the point of imposing not a few
practical difficulties on our
financial services sector,” she
said.

“Too often I read in the inter-
national papers and journals
remarks that show a casual atti-
tude concerning the seismic
changes that have been imple-
mented by international finan-
cial centres like the Bahamas. I
invite you to continue to com-

pare reports (or lack thereof) °

on onshore centres, “Many of
them have continued the busi-
ness practices and the use of
products and structures that off-
shore centres were challenged
to abandon as being a threat to
the global financial system or
unfair in their promotion of tax
arbitrage,” Mrs Maynard-Gib-

son.told the symposium: ~~~

“Inconsistencies in standards
between large and small
nations, OECD and non-
OECD can only be avoided
where we sit at the same:table,
evaluated by the same measures
and penalties are consistently
applied,” she said.

THE EXUMA CAYS
LAND & SEA PARK

Benefits Beyond Boundaries

Goodman's Bay.



@ CLEAN-UP volunteers were drawn from
the three hotels as well as Enviroscape — a
company currently under contract to
maintain the Cable Beach median. Here,
Enviroscape employees trim hedges and
overgrown branches to create better
visibility for joggers.



REPRESENTATIVES of the Cable
Beach Resorts Community
Projects Committee turned
out on Saturday morning to
remove floating debris, clear
the jogging path, trim hedges
and clean bathrooms at the
public beach and park at

for Pena Gays oak

A NEW poster for the Exuma Cays Land
and Sea Park (ECLSP) has been produced
as part of the public outreach and education-
al activities of the Parks Partnership Project

The poster, produced by the education
office of the Bahamas National Trust, fea-
~—tures.a map of the Exuma Cays showing the
location of the ECLSP and features informa-
tion about the marine resources it protects.

Bahamas.



Bahamahost
events focus on

customer service | snare

IN celebration of the con-
tribution Bahamahost has
made to tourism and to the
country, the week of Sep-
tember 11 to 17 will be ded-
icated Bahamahost Week.
During this time, the
industry training department

of the Ministry of Tourism
will host a numbe: of activi-
ties to commemorate the
successes of the programme
and honour its founder, Sir
Clement Maynard.
“Over the last 27 years,

Bahamahost has distin-
guished itself as the premier
customer service training
programme in the
Bahamas,” said a statement
from the ministry.

“Since its inception,
Bahamahost has been used
as a model for many similar
programmes in the region.”

According to the ministry,
Bahamahost has successful-
ly trained over 23,000 per-
sons from a wide range of
occupational backgrounds.

- The Parks Partnership Project is a joint col-
laboration of the Bahamas National Trust,
the Bacardi Family Foundation.and the
Nature Conservancy to promote conserva-
tion and build community and stakeholder
support for the national park system of the

Posters are available from the BNT educa-
tion office at the Retreat on Village Road.




















































@ THIS kayak is piled high with debris scooped |
from the waters at Goodman's Bay by Cable.
Beach Resorts employees ~



@ CLEARING the jogging path at Goodman's
Bay, Cable Beach Resorts employees made
exercising a little easier for park users.



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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

DELAYS in establishing an electron-
ic banking platform in the Bahamas
through setting up an Automated Clear-
‘ing House (ACH) are “holding back the
economy” and costing this nation “tens of
millions of dollars” through the continu-
ation of inefficient banking practices,
The Tribune has been told.

The initial target of having the ACH
set up by the 2005 second quarter has
been missed, and sources familiar with
the initiative said it was now virtually
impossible for it to be established before
year-end, as both the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation (CBA) had yet to select a winning

‘Tens of millions’ lost through inefficient 3
banking practices that fail to serve consumer

bidder to install it.

The bidding process is understood to
have gone on for eight months, when a
Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued,
and The Tribune has been told that three
bidders are still in the race. One is a
Bahamian majority-owned company,
while another is the company that oper-
ates the Barbados ACH, which is owned
by a consortium including Royal Bank of
Canada, Scotiabank and FirstCaribbean
International. es

Sources familiar with the ACH process
have told The Tribune that delays in
implementing the ACH are disadvan-
taging Bahamian commercial and retail
banking customers, and one factor
behind this is “inertia” on the part of the
six clearing banks and their failure: to
achieve a “consensus” on what they want
from the ACH and how it should be-run.

The sources suggested that the ACH.

would force Bahamas-based commercial
banks to change the way they thought

about and did business. The electronic
platform the ACH would provide would
reduce the cost of many everyday trans-
actions, enhancing customer convenience

- and reducing the need for them to’go to

/

branches. :

.The Bahamas, particularly in New
Providence, was over-banked in terms
of branches, The. Tribune was told, and
introducing the ACH would reduce the
need for all commercial banks to main-
tain such a large branch network, which

is financed in part by the fees charged for

_ various services.

The ACH would be ayailable to all
the commercial banks, providing them

‘with the platform to launch the same

products, and The Tribune was told that
some institutions held concerns about
whether this would affect their competi-
tiveness. In addition, the ACH would
also force the commercial banks to com-
pete on service, rather than product,
something Bahamian banks have not
been traditionally renowned for.

One source told The Tribune that in
the absence of an ACH, the Bahamas
was “running its banking system as if it

SEE page 3B

Bahamasair prices rise from $20-30 fuel charge

@ By YOLANDA
_ DELEVEAUX
. Senior Business
Reporter

BAHAMASAIR’S manag-
ing director yesterday said the
airline’s round-trip ticket prices
were likely to increase, as fuel
surcharges ranging from $20-
$30 were added on to counter
the impact of rising fuel costs.

In/an interview with The Tri-

bune, Paul Major pointed to .

rising fuel costs, which hit $70 a
barrel recently, and the loss of
refining capacity after the dev-
astating impact of Hurricane
Katrina as factors behind the



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
' Editor

_ THE Bahamas would be
“steamrollered” by the
Western Hemisphere’s most
powerful economies if it
signed up to a revitalised

~Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA), a
Bahamian financial services
executive has warned, argu-
ing that this and the CSME
did not serve the nation’s
interests.

Lester Turnquest, the Bri-
tannia Consulting Group’s
managing director, told an
Anglican Education Work-
shop that both the FTAA
and Caribbean Single Mar-
ket & Economy (CSME)





by free trade







price rises.
Surcharge
Mr Major said that while

‘Bahamasair’s base ticket fare

remains the same, all airlines
have added on a fuel surcharge
over the last few weeks in
response to a summer of esca-
lating fuel costs and the
destructive storm, which dam-
aged a number of oil refineries
and further exacerbated an

would erode Bahamian
national sovereignty and
Parliament’s ability to make
laws on the people’s behalf.
Instead, control would.
pass to an unelected “secre-
tariat” charged with over-
seeing the rules and regula-
tions for both free trade
schemes, a body Mr Turn-
quest described as being:
formed from “faceless,
remote and capricious -.
bureaucrats”. ¢
He said both the CSME
and FTAA were “examples
of globalisation run amok”.
In his address to the
Anglican Central Education
Authority’s professional

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"We're constantly looking at
how to offset fuel costs, and
we're having a degree of suc-
cess with that,” Mr Major said.

“We're doing maintenance
in-house and finding more effi-
cient ways to deal with training,
doing it in the Bahamas as
opposed to overseas. We have
also reduced our commission
costs to travel agents, with a
savings of some $300,000 to
$400,000."

Despite the increase in tick-
et prices, Mr Major said the
additional fuel surcharge is not
likely to impact travel.

He added that with schools
opening, most Bahamians had
already completed their sum-
mer vacation plans and, for
now, people that are traveling
are those who have to for busi-
ness or other purposes, so it is
unlikely that they would
change their plans.

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a typical pricing cycle would
see fares come down between _
now and the middle of Novem- |
ber, before moving back up
between the end of November
and December.

Disruptions

Meanwhile, Mr Major said
Bahamasair experienced a
strong summer period with no -
major disruptions and without.
the use of any wet lease air-
craft.

While he was unable to give
figures in terms of revenue, he
said that based on the level of
traffic, the airline did fairly well
when compared with the level
of business in 2004.

Mr Major went on to com-
mend his staff for a job well
done.

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Katrina shows Bahamas
the need for improving
disaster management

f you have been fol-
lowing my articles, you
will have seen that on
several occasions I
addressed the issue of
risk management, a topic I feel
is a key component in loss pre-
vention. This process forces a
company to evaluate its assets
and develop methods on how
to protect them. Likewise, a
countriy’s primary assets are
its citizens (you and me), nat-
_ural resources and industry.

After this identification
process comes the task of iden-
tifying elementsand events,
both natural and man-made,
that could threaten the exis-
tence or continuity of these
assets. Finally, there is the
development, implementation
and management of methods
and processes that will ensure a
quick response, recovery and
replacement of the lost assets.
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en into consideration - then the
two bottom lines, which are
‘life’ and ‘money’, can be saved.

Existence

Hurricanes, for example, are

not an unknown phenomenon, ©

especially in the Caribbean.
Thus our continued existence
in this hemisphere demands a
proactive effort to manage the
affects of this weather condi-

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tion. In other words, we must ©

develop and continue to assess
our risk management efforts.
Please note that Emergency
and Disaster Management
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management do not take a

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Risk, as stated by Sir Fred-
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Royal Society Study Group:

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Risk Analysis, Perception and
Management, is: “The proba-
bility that a particular adverse
event occurs during a stated
period of time, or results from
a particular challenge.”

¢ Carl A. Roper (1999) puts
forward the following defini-
tion: “The potential for damage
or loss of an asset.”

¢ Hood and Jones go on to
explain that risk “comprises
perceptions about the loss
potential associated with the
interrelationship among
humans and between humans
and their natural (physical),
biological, technological,
behavioural and financial envi-
ronments.”

We have accepted the risk
of hurricanes between June 1
and November 30, but we have
not taken enough steps to man-
age the potential fall out from
such a catastrophic event. For
example, New Orleans is below
sea level and the residents and
authorities knew that a hurri-
cane the magnitude of Katri-
na would produce catastrophic
results. Furthermore, the US
Army Corp of Engineers said
the levees that protected the

try, which increases the cost of
facilitating immediate emer-
gency response, recovery and’
replacement. However, these
conditions are no excuse for:
allowing controllable factors

such as lack of legislation onâ„¢

mandatory evacuation and’
removal of persons, sub-stan-

' dard living conditions, and-

inadequate drainage systems
to be built.

When we consider the con-
ditions that communities
throughout the Bahamas have
been allowed to develop, this is,
a prime example of poor man-
agement and what is called.
‘failurism’, where regulatory
bodies
allowed/omitted/ignored con-,
ditions and standards that are
not in line with established:
rules.

Technology |

We have not developed the.

' technology, as far as I am

aware, to control weather pat-’

have.

terns and conditions, but what: -
we do have to date is technol-

ogy that can assist us in better
managing threats to. our exis-

tence, resources and industry.

The airwaves are now focused
on the continued fall out from

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With this information now

uncontrollable. I am certain

‘that beneath all of this, the

* Understands the standard mission of the I/T Specialist in own area of specialty

* Develop Agreements and Proposals € anda on UT Spi
* Cultivates and maintains a positive relationship among team members

. * Develop Project Definition and Plan textbooks are being rewritten

available, I am reminded of the

¢ Develop Risk Management Plan

¢ Development Financial Management Plan

¢ Develop Quality Plan

¢ Develop Human Resource and Technical Environment Plans

¢ Develop Change Management Plan

¢ Perform Project Execution and Control

¢ Perform Event Mamigement
° Manage Project- Finances *<' ae

* Manage Project Quality
° Manage Project Resources

¢ Perform Project Change Management |

¢ Perform Project Closing Activities

Minimum Qualifications:

_ © University degree or equivalent PM experience
* Knowledge of current project management methodologies
* Proven ability to demonstrate required Brofinicncy levels for skills

defined in this position

¢ Knowledge of business matters, finance, planning and forecasting in

order to manage business issues

* Proven ability to articulate, compare and implement solutions and
alternative approaches based upon. project management principles
¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills

¢ May co-ordinate activities of peers and more experienced team members to

on how to deal with a hurri-

implement technical solutions

¢ Participates in development of proposals, benchmarks, proof of concepts and
selling of hardware, software and services .

¢ Performs technical role in support of solution construction, implementationand
system integration in a technology/industry speciality or product sales

* Assists in delivery of high quality solutions to clients in response to specific

busingss.requirements .


° Ability to absorb professional knowledge quickly
¢ Perform tasks including study, analysis, programming, product installation,

test and system integration

* On occasion, provides technical support to managers/leaders
¢ Performs assigned tasks within schedule in accordance with established

standards and management guidance

Minimum Qualifications:

* University degree’or equivalent experience
¢ Specific product knowledge of one major platform, process of architecture,

notably Networking and Industry

¢ Ability to work with Proposals, requirements, designs, implementations and

production projects/engagement

¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to apply basic knowledge of information technology and associated
‘tools of technical specialty to support attainment of team and department

objectives

¢ Ability to recognize and articulate job related problems to management
¢ Ability to prepare and recommend technical alternative involving technology,

studies and requests for ade-
quate fire fighting devices and
training at the Straw Market
prior to September 4, 2001.

Failures

We aiitist also be mindful that

despite the apparent failures
of the US Federal Govern-
ment, specifically the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), the US has
the resources to recover from
such a tragedy. For example,
it has the ability to relocate
almost a million people to oth-
er parts of the country and tap
into fuel reserves.

Our efforts are compound-
ed in the Bahamas by the geo-

cane in the future. Especially,

when we consider flood-prone .
areas and sub-standard living ,

conditions.

Next week we will talk about.

response and the, conflict; of,

immediate, adequate. and

appropriate: response. Really,.:

like beauty, ‘it is in the eye of,
the beholder’.

NB: Gamal Newry is presi-
dent of Preventative Measures,
an asset protection, training and
consulting company: Comments
can be sent to PO Box N-3154,.
e-mail at
preventit@hotmail.com or visit
our website at www. sunny.

methodology, tools, processes and solution components.
¢ Ability to analyze technical problems and create solutions involving the use
of existing techniques or tools

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries and
benefits. Thus, compensation will be commensurate with experience
and qualifications. é

graphical make up of thiscoun- _place.net/prevent

An equal opportunity employer, IBM provides competitive salaries and benefit.

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention Thus, compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

of:

Human Resources Administrator
IBM Bahamas Limited
Fourth Floor

' Atlantic House
Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
e-Mail: jmoss@bs.ibm.com

Deadline: September 16th, 2005
All applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

eae
Woante

Reliable hardworking
and honest housekeeper
needed 20+ hours
per week for small
family out east.
Good pay & conditions,
references required

call. 364-0690

Please submit detailed applications or electronic resume to the attention of: e =
Human Resources Administrator
IBM Bahamas Limited .
Fourth Floor /
Atlantic House
Second Terrace & Collins Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
e-Mail: jmoss@bs.ibm.com

Deadline: September 16th, 2005

All applications will be held in the strictest confidence. Only applicants who

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.
Y app. e Wio ate Sort tiited willbe conned are short-listed will be contacted.



Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.



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Pricing information As Of:
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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas.
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Bahamas Waste

Fidetity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Cotina Haldings
Commonwealth Bank .
Doctors Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Foco}

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S, Johnson

Kerzner international BDRs

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REAL ESTATE SALES
REPRESENTATIVE

1,988



Last Price

The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, a spectacular 520 acre
International Members Golf & Sporting Estate on Abaco,
is seeking a senior-level REAL ESTATE SALES
REPRESENTATIVE. Candidates must have a minimum
_ of 5 years experience in luxury market sales. Real Estate

12.50 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.40 RND Holdings

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28.00 ABDAB

43.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
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2.4169 2.0131 Fidelity Bahamas G & { Fund 2.4169 ** license is preferred. Successful candidate must have
10.4885 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.4855**""" A * . ‘ .
2.2580 2.1491 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.255981" exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.



1.0576 Colin Bond oe eee

Must be personable, professional and willing to commute
or relocate to Abaco. The Abaco Club’s estate lots range
from $875,000 to more then $4 million. Please email cover
letter and resume to info@theabacoclub.com or fax to 242-
367-2930, Attn: Sales & Marketing.

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1.000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in fast 52 weeke

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day’s weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelit
Ask $ - Selling price of Cotina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Voi. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported eamings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningfui

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index January 1. 1994 = 10(

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthe
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** ~ AS AT AUG. 31, 2006/ **** - AS AT JUL 31, 2005











THE TRIBUNE

Shipping firms report

‘WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 3B

mixed Katrina impact



@ By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter

MOST Bahamas-based shipping
companies yesterday said business
had not been interrupted by Hurri-
cane Katrina, but predicted that the
damage sustained by a number of
Gulf Coast oil refineries will result in
increased crude oil prices, which will
likely be passed on to the consumer.

However, others said they were suf-
fering from a shortage of fuel and

’ large containers.

Michael Hall, operations monitor

of Global United, said Katrina had.

affected everyone in regards to an
increase in fuel and crude oil prices,
ranging from marine transportation
companies to airlines and motorists.

He said every transportation sec-
tor has - and will - be impacted by
the rising price of fuel, exacerbated by
the destruction left in the wake of
Katrina.

At Crowley Liner Services, how-
ever, Nat Bosfield, the shipping com;
pany’s director, said business was

operating as usual and, at this time,
the company was not feeling any ill
effects from the recent hurricane.

Greg Cole, owner of Ocean Air
Bahamas, a shipping agent that offers
both airline and sea transportation,
said the rising cost of jet fuel, cou-
pled with a dwindling supply coming
from the US, was having a significant
impact on the company.

"We're hoping they can get it here,
but that's why we're going to try to
check it out to see how much we can
buy here.

' “Tf we can't get it, we can't fly and

we have a flight everyday, he said.

Mr Cole said the impact of dwin-
dling fuel supplies and rising costs
was affecting companies across the
board.

He said the huge shortage in jet
fuel in the Bahamas and the US was
impacting the entire Bahamas in a
huge way, and that supplies were like-
ly to run out unless the authorities
could get the problem under control.

He added, however, that the prob-
lem of aviation fuel shortages was not
likely to go away quickly.

Air's business had also seen some
impact because of the shortage of
equipment.

He said large shipping companies
that used the gulf may have had a
number of their larger containers
either destroyed by Katrina or being
used for other purposes.

He said Ocean Air was having a
difficult time getting 45-foot contain-
ers when they wanted, with the result
being they had to use a larger number
of smaller containers to ship the same
amount of goods, which was also an
increased cost for the consumer.

FROM page 1B

was the 1950s”.

The ACH would provide the
platform for a range of electronic
banking services available in
major developed countries, but
not the Bahamas, and the source
added: ‘They [the commercial
banks] could move on to a totally
new plain and stop opening these
branches. The country would ben-
efit to the tune of tens of millions
of dollars.” Another added:
“They are holding back the econ-
omy. The banks are the single
biggest impediment to e-com-
merce. We are way behind the
eight-ball. If the banks do not so
something, our financial sector is
going to slide in world impor-
tance. We will be sitting here in
2010 and there will still not be a
debit/ATM switch.” ,

The ACH has long been touted
as a platform that could open up
the way for e-commerce and e-

banking in the Bahamas, being ©

designed to electronically process
and settle transfer payments
worth less than $50,000 and, in
the Central Bank’s words,
“diminish the use of cheques in
the medium term”. The amount
of inter-bank cheques cleared
manually and their value has
increased markedly between 1994
and 2004, growing from 2.8 mil-

lion valued at a collective $3.3 bil- .

lion to 4.1 million valued at $7.3

billion. It is understood that Cen-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERTSON ROMAGE, P.O. BOX
10080, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a'written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days’from the 31ST day of AUGUST,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



tral Bank statistics show some
40,000 Bahamian$ cheques are
transacted every day.

Apart from cheques, other
electronic services that could be
provided through an ACH are
direct credits to, and direct debits

from, accounts; debit cards; a-
shared Automatic Teller Machine .

(ATM) network that would allow

Bahamians to use their cash cards.

at any bank branch, rather than
just one; and a central source of
cheque imaging.

The Tribune was told that in
the current paper-heavy com-
mercial banking system, one bank
spent at least $600,000 per year on
moving cheques around. An
ACH would allow for an auto-
mated cheque. clearing facility,
where banks could process and
settle cheques drawn on each oth-
er. Currently, each bank
processed cheques deposited with
it, physically exchanges those
from other banks at the Central
Bank, and then processes these
for a second time at the bank it is
drawn upon. Apart from the time
and labour inefficiencies created
by this system, it also opens up

the process to fraud. An ACH

would also reduce the number of
bounced cheques, estimated offi-
cially to be about 6 per cent of
those written. Direct debits and
credits could be used by Bahami-
an companies for their monthly










payroll operations, and remove
from them the burden of making
deductions from employee
salaries themselves for things such

_ as bank loans. For the consumer,

these also hold out the promise of
better cash flow management and
convenience, as they will know
exactly how much is going out of
their accounts per month - and
when.
Bahamian consumers will also
be able to concentrate their bank-
ing business at one branch, and
use direct debits to pay bills such
as cable, electricity, insurance pre-

miums. The. National Insurance

Board (NIB) could also use this
system to replace the 16,000
cheques it issues per month, again
helping to reduce fraud.

One source told The Tribune
that the ACH would also help
reduce the lost productivity
caused by workers having to

LEGAL NOTICE

_off the Register.



NOTICE
CAPE HOPE HOLDINGS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,

. 2000, the dissolution of CAPE HOPE HOLDINGS |
LIMITED, has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

spend half an hour in bank ©

queues waiting to cash and
deposit their pay cheques. Civil

, servants are allowed two hours

off per months for this.

Other facilities flowing from
an ACH will be a Credit Bureau,
sources told The Tribune, as the
centralisation of information on
borrowers’ creditworthiness

would reduce the banks’ vulner- ~

abilities to delinquent borrowers.

Paul McWeeney, the Clearing .

Banks’ chairman and head of the
National Payments Council,

‘which is overseeing the ACH

process, was said to be on.vaca-
tion when The Tribune called
seeking comment. Earlier this
summer, he had indicated that
the banks were having difficulty
reaching a consensus on the ACH
and needed more time to resolve
the issue. Several sources. also
expressed surprise to The Tri-



ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)







Solidarity

eI é

THE BAHAMAS UNION OF TEACHERS

GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP
MEETING

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005
| Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Walker’s Hall, Bethel Avenue








Meanwhile, Mr Cole said Ocean





not return a phone call seeking
comment on the process and the
bank’s role in it.

bune that the Central Bank was
not driving the process. Wendy
Craigg, the bank’s governor, did

sé UBS

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth manager, is
seeking an experienced professional to join their team as

OPERATIONS
SECURITIES MANAGER

In order to meet our requirements all applicants must
possess:



° Bachelors of Science degree in Finance, Economics
or equivalent;

e Series 7 qualifications is a plus;
° CFA, CPA or the equivalent is a plus;

¢ Minimum of five years working in the financial
sector; :

¢ Sound knowledge of international market and
financial instruments;

¢ Extensive knowledge of processing Corporate
Actions, Income, Securities Trade, Free Déliveries
& Receives;

¢ Solid knowledge of MS Office and related software;

¢ Strong leadership skills;
¢ Teamplayer

' Written applications by Bahamian nationals only should
be addressed to:

’ UBS (Bahamas) Ltd
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
.Nassau, Bahamas

ESSO is looking for Talented Candidates to fill the following position.
The successful candidate will receive Exceptional Career Devdopment.

OPERATIONS ENGINEER

Rode

Achieve success and flawless execution in Terminal Operations through

managing operations personnel on a day to day basis. Responsible for

product receipt, storage and distribution and all operations rdated to.
them. Ensure terminal activities are carried out safely and in accordance

with Esso’s standards and government regulations at an acceptable cost

and at an extraordinary service level.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Industrial, Electrical or Mechanical)

or Related Fields

- 4-5 Years of experience in areas of study

- Strong Interpersonal Effectiveness & Communication Skills

- Cognitive/Technical/Business Knowledge .

- Must possess Analytical Thinking, Innovation, and Sound Judgement

- Commitment to High Standards

- Result Oriented, Committed, with Drive and Perseverance

- Exercises Influence: Demonstrates Self Confidence and Personal Impact
- Demonstrates Leadership

If you fulfill the position requirements, please send your resume by email

to lina.rodriguez@exxonmobil.com.





wate OME eRe ee re en

PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



Vee
Boe

FROM page 1B

development workshop, the
former FNM MP said that
while the FTAA process
appeared to have stalled, the
Bahamas needed to watch
developments “warily”.

Opposition

Describing his opposition to
both the FTAA and CSME as
“unalterable”, Mr Turnquest
said one factor behind his anti-
FTAA stance was that import
duties - accounting for between
50-60 per cent of government
revenues per annum - would
have to be replaced.

“To be replaced by what,”
he asked. “Income tax? Sales
taxes? Or a VAT valued added
tax?.

“We do not have at this time
civil servants or a system of
administration which can effi-
ciently implement a new tax
regime. Duties work for us

because revenue is harvested
at the point of entry. This is
simple, straightforward and

perfect for an economy that —

manufactures only sun and
sea.” .

Under principles of non-dis-
crimination that are enshrined
in most free trade agreements,
the Bahamas could not give
advantages and preferences to
Bahamian-owned businesses
that were not also made avail-
able to foreign companies that
wanted to set up in this nation.

Mr Turnquest said:. “No

advantage could be given to

local companies. If a foreign
retailer came in, he could cry
discrimination because Mom
& Pop stores got regulatory
assistance to ‘level the playing
field.

“Indeed, an international
company won a judgement of
$6 million from one of those
secretariats against Ethiopia

because it was determined that
they had given an advantage
to a local firm in the chocolate
business.

“Where would Ethiopia have
gotten the money from to pay
such a fine? In the end, the
company was lobbied not to
enforce the judgement, and
because of negative public rela-
tions associated with enforce-
ment declined to do so.”

_ Regulations

In addition, Mr Turnquest
said the Bahamas would have
to “harmonise” many of its
laws and regulations to bring
them into compliance with the
FTAA’s demands, “not what
we’ Bahamians deemed appro-
priate”.

Price controls on bread bas-
ket items, which would effec-

tively be seen as subsidies
under the FTAA, might have
to be removed, while govern-
ment contracts and procure-
ments had to be opened to
firms from all 35 members
nations and not reserved for
Bahamian companies.

Mr Turnquest said: “There
is no way that our local con-
struction companies could
achieve economies of scale like
those of an American, Cana-
dian or Brazilian construction
firm. Their buying power and
resources would make it impos-
sible for a local firm to com-
petitively price for a bid against
them.

“So instead of our tax dol-
lars developing our citizens, the
profits would flow out to other
countries. Now, of course,
some would argue that this is
the most efficient use of nation-

‘ Legal Notice

NOTICE |

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the

International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), SEASHORE
GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution. Ms Alrena Moxey
is the Liquidator and can be contacted at The Winterbotham Trust
Company Limited, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.
All persons having claims against the above name company are required

to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or claims .

to the Liquidator before the 5th day of October, 2005.

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator



2004
CLE/Qui/770

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
New Providence

IN THE MATTER of Lot Numbers
_,1,2,3, and portions of Lot Numbers 4
‘ “And 5 situate in Dunmore Town,
. ‘Harbour Island, Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Application
OF VANCE WADSWORTH HUNT
MAJOR

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that Vance Major is applying to
the Supreme Court to have his Title to the following land
investigated under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act,
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared
in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act:-

“ALL THOSE lots of land being lot numbers 1,2,3, and a
portion of Lots Numbers 4 and 5 situated East of Ripley
Street and North of the Queen’s Highway, Dunmore Town,
' Harbour Island, Bahamas, AND AS to Lot Numbers 1 and
2 bounded NORTHWARDLY by Allotment Number 7 and

running thereon Two Hundred (200) Feet EASTWARDLY .

by a 20 Foot Wide road reservation separating Lot Number
2 from Lot Number 3 and running thereon Four Hundred
and Thirty-nine and Thirty-nine hundredths (439.39) Feet
SOUTHWARDLY by a 20 foot wide road reservation and
running thereon Two Hundred ad Five and Seventy
Hundredths (205. 70) Feet and WESTWARDLY by Ripley
Street and running thereon Three Hundred and Ninety-
Five and Twenty-Five One Hundredths (395.25) Feet.
AND AS TO Lots 3, and portions of Lots 4 and 5 bounded
NORTHWARDLY BY Lots 6 and 28 and running thereon
Three Hundred and Forty-six and Six Hundredths (346.06)
Feet EASTWARDLY by a 20 Foot wide reservation and
running thereon Two Hundred and Seventy-one Hundredths
(244.71) Feet SOUTHWARDLY by other portions of Lots
4 and 5 the property of Rosemary Mitchell and running
thereon One Hundred and Twenty (120) Feet EASWARDLY
by a portion of Lot 4 the property of Rosemary Mitchell
and running thereon Two Hundred and Forty and Eighteen

| Hundredths (240.18) Feet and SOUTHWARDLY by a 20

Foot wide road reservation and running thereon Two
Hundred and Fifty-seven Hundredths (200.57) Feet.

Copies of the plan may be inspected during normal office
hours at the following places:-

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, »

East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas.
2. The chambers of James M. Thompson, Terrace House,
First Terrace and Collins Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney a Statement of
his, her or its claim in the prescribed form verified by an
affidavit and other related documents to be filed and served

therewith by the 22nd day of.September, A.D., 2005. Failure

of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 22nd day of September, A.D., 2005,
will operate as a bar to such Claim

ANDREW THOMPSON’

Attorney for the Petitioner



Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

CARAMBA LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), CARAMBA
LIMITED is in dissolution. Ms Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, Marlborough
& Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against
the above name company are required to send their names, addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before the 5th
day of October, 2005.

’ Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FRONT CHAMPION SHIPPING
_ COMPANY LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FRONT CHAMPION SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 2nd September,
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

“.-(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Jurgen Salamon of Stockholmer

Allee 53,44269 Dortmund, Germany
Dated the 6th day of September, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAEETOR ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having ico or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 27th October, A.D.,
2005. In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 6th day of September, A.D., 2005

‘Arthur Seligman
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING
COMPANY LIMITED |

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 2nd September,
2005 when its Articles of Pen were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Jurgen Salamon of Stockholmer
Allee 53,44269 Dortmund, Germany

Dated the 6th day of September, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company







al resources,. I respond that our
national resources are for
Bahamians to profit from.”

Agreement

_ On the CSME, Mr Turn-
quest said it was obvious that
the agreement, with its long-
term goals of a single currency,
uniform legislation, har-
monised monetary and fiscal
policies, and the Caribbean
Court of Justice acting as the
arbiter of all trade disputes,
“could not fly” where the
Bahamas was concerned.

If it joined, Mr Turnquest
said the Bahamas would be
forced to give up its strong cur-
rency, gained through the 1:1
peg with the US$, for one that
“would contain within its value,
the negative impact of the
weaker economies of our
Caribbean brethren.

“In other words, we would
be trading our strong Forex
position for a weak one. While
the position of weaker mem-
bers would have been
enhanced, ours would have
greatly diminished. So there
was nothing in the deal for us.”

In addition, Mr.Turnquest



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said the CSME would have’,
encouraged Caribbean nation- *
als to “flock” to the stronger:
Bahamian economy. He used’:
the example of the UK, where
immigrants where entitled to
financial benefits if they could
not find work, as an example of:
the effects on the UK.

He added that Bahamian:
services, such as health and: |
education, were already being
“overburdened” by illegal.
immigrants, with Bahamians
being “crowded-out?;-—--—

Referring to the European
Union, (EU), where nations
such as France had rejected the
draft constitution meant to
bring closer political integra-.
tion, Mr Turnquest said: “The
reality is, ladies and gentlemen,
that it is a utopian fantasy to
think that countries with dif-
ferent histories, cultures, lan-
guage and mores could inte-,
grate on the levels envisioned
by the pied pipers of disaster. .

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and it will not work over here.
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interests, not the interests of.
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Weekend
basketball
action 1S
just the
beginning

@ BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS Basketball Federa-
tion (BBF) president David Morley
revealed that the weekend exhibi-
tion games featuring three top
schools from the National Collegiate

3 Athletic Association (NCAA) are
just the first step made by the feder-
ation in a bid to improve the sport in
the country.

After the successful weekend,
Morley and other executive mem-
bers are looking at more avenues,
which will work hand in hand with
the sporting tourism effort.

The federation is hoping to host
tournaments that will feature not
only collegiate teams, but teams from
the NBA and the WNBA.

He said: “The tournament was a
major success. There was a high lev-
el of play and we are grateful to the
teams for coming down.

“But as we look at the success of
this weekend tournament, our goals
and objectives will expand. We will
continue on in the effort of trying to
expose our athletes to high level
competition.”

The BBF has successfully hosted a

. women’s Thanksgiving tournament
in Freeport, Grand Bahama every
year.

The tournament features top

‘names from the NCAA, however
local base teams aren’t allowed to
play in the tournament.

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Delancy may
run for golf
presidency post

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Senior Sports Reporter Reporter

WHEN the Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion holds its election of officers on
Sunday, October 9, one of the top
male players and a female administra-
tor could be among those vying for the
post of president.

Although the last day for nomina-
tions is set for Friday, September 9 —
30 days before the elections as man-
dated by the federation’s constitution - :
Milford ‘Shaggy’ Lockhart has con- i
firmed his intention to run and Agatha
Delancy indicated that she’s still con-
templating.

The elections are held ahead of time
because of the sudden resignation of
K. Neville Adderley, who decided to
quit to devote more time to law prac-
tice.

Lockhart, a long-time national team
member and former Southern Divi-
sional director, said he feels he’s the
ideal man to continue the trend that
has been left behind by Adderley.

But Lockhart said he wants to take
it a step further in trying to secure the
land that has been promised for the
federation to erect its own golf course.

Before the sport “goes the way of
bowling,” said Lockhart, referring to
how the Bahamas Bowling Federation
lost its home at the Bowling Alley a
couple years ago, he. wants to make
sure that the “Bahamian golfers are
not priced out of the game at the local
properties.”

“I’m not sure what role the govern-
ment is playing in this,” he said, “but
they don’t seem to be protecting our
interest.”

Benefiting as he did from a scholar-
ship, Lockhart said his aim would be to
build the sport through a more vibrant
youth programme.

Potential

“We want to make the potential per-

-son, who might be a drain on the
resources, a plus to our community,”
he insisted. “And, therefore, if we can
turn that child, who might be able to
afford to go to school, to get a golf

‘scholarship to go, we can turn that
aspect of the country around.”

If the federation can produce at
least 10 scholarship recipients a year,

‘over the course of a decade, Lockhart
said the country would save more than
a $1 million dollars, which is about the
equivalent of the cost of construction
of a golf course.

Lockhart, a lawyer by profession, is
expected to challenged by Delancy,
who, if nominated, will be the first
woman to contest for the top post in
the federation.

Mervin Burrows is another name
that has surfaced as a potential candi-

-date for nomination.

On his slate; former president Ken

Francis, Felix Stubbs, Kelsey Rolle and i

Andrew Flowers.are also expected to
contest-the other positions, including
the vice president elect and six direc-
tors positions.

Delancy, currently the first paid
administrator for the federation, said
she’s still contemplating the position.

“TI know it’s a lot of work, but it’s not
new to me because I have been secre-.
tary of the federation for eight consec- °
utive years,” she noted.

“So I know what kind of work is
entitled because I have a full time job
with the federation and I know what
the work is I have to do.”

Delancy, the chairman of the Ladies
Golf Association, said she’s jtist wait-
ing to confer with certain persons
before she makes her final decision on
whether or not she will contest the
post.







manager calls for

SOFTBALL. .
By BRENT STUBBS.
Senior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS Softball Federation

men’s national team manager Godfrey

‘Gully’ Burnside is. calling for more
commitment from players selected to

‘represented the country.
Burnside commended the 18-mem-

_ ber team that finished fourth in Carta-

-gena, Colombia last week to qualify

for the Central American and
Caribbean Games next year.

-But Burnside said, in order to be
prepared to participate in the games
and the Pan American qualifying tour-
nament next year, the players have to
be more committed to the national

' team programme.

Problems

~“We ran into some problems with
some ‘of the pitchers here, who, for
some reason, didn’t go with the team,”
Burnside revealed.

Burnside said they were not partic-
ularly affected by the absence of the
players. But he indicated that he and
the coaching staff wanted to take a
look at these playets before they head-

more commitment

Burnside speaks out

ed to next year’s tournaments.

At the Pan Am qualifying tourna- |

ment, the Bahamas will have an oppor-
tunity to qualify for the International
Softball Federation’s World Fast Pitch
Softball Championships.

Although the federation has indi-
cated that some penalties will be issued
to those players who decided at the
last minute not to travel, Burnside said
it would be good to sit down with the
persons in question and find out exact-
ly why they declined.

“Take Pedro Marcellus, for instance,
he indicated that he was going and then
all of a sudden at the last minute, he
decided that he wasn’t going,” Burn-
side stressed.. “I don’t know why. He
never indicated why.

“But there’s no pride and commit-
ment in anything. There’s a means of
working it out. Like I told the coaching
staff, we really need to sit down with

after CAC qualification

them and try to find out what’s the

‘ problem and what we can do to correct

the problem.”
Based on what he had to ork with

- in Colombia, Burnside said he would-
-mt like to make any drastic changes

to the team because he felt they all
came together as the tournament pro-
gressed and they got the job done.

@ \ @
Pitching
‘If there is any area of concern, Burn-
side said it would have to be in the
pitching department where he feel they

can “get a little stronger”.
“And we need a little more speed,”

he said. “In these tournaments, I won’t:

want to go with power because in this
country, we don’t have the power hit-
ting at that level. We had some players
here who can crush the ball.



“But over there, there’s too many.

_ drop balls, too many curves for the:

players to hit the home runs. In the:
whole tournament, I believe that only:
about two or three home runs were
hit. That’s how tough the pitching was.” '

The Bahamas lacked.some offensive:
prowess, which limited the team’s over--
all performance.

Compact catcher/outfielder Philip
Culmer, who made his debut on the
national team, said they performed: as.
well as they could.

““We just came up on the short end
of the stick, but at least we qualified for
the CAC Games,” he pointed out. “We:
came together just: before we travelled.:
What you put in is what you get out.

“T think if we get together.a lot ear--

lier and we are able to play in one or:

two tournaments before we travel, we’
should be able to do a lot better.”

Even though they were missing some.
pitchers, Culmer said the team they
had in Colombia. went out and per-
formed exceptionally well.

As for the CAC Games and the Pan
Am qualifying tournament, Culmer
said if the federation can announce the
team early.and they can work out well
in advance, they should be able to _
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Tribune Feature Writer

THEY may not be produc-
ing traditional Bahamian
music, with lyrics about island
life put to a funky Junkanoo
beat, but Bahamian musicians
living abroad are making their
mark on the ‘international
music scene.

Taimark is one of those
Bahamian artists.

. He made his second home in
Florida around 13 years ago
and is leading the pack of suc-
cessful Bahamian musicians
who live outside the country.
He recently returned home to
perform at the 2nd Annual
Bahamas Film Festival’s
“Untouched All-White Party”.
Celi Moss, chairperson of the
festival, is also his cousin, and
Taimark told The Arts that he
“just couldn’t pass up an
opportunity to contribute”.

Though he was very
“ashamed” to say it, his recent
stint away from the capital,
though he did visit Freeport
four years ago for a day.

Proud

“T apologise to the Bahamian

people, but I’ve been working
really hard trying to make them
proud of me and putting the
Bahamas on the map, not just
with music but for everything

else,” he says. “I am so proud

to be a Bahamian. Everywhere
I go, they don’t believe me
when I say that I am. They say
that I’m Puerto Rican or
Cuban. No, I am Bahamian,
100 per cent, no doubt about,”
says the artist, trying to end
talks that Bahamian artists who
live abroad are “selling out”
Taimark has opened concerts
for big names like Wyclef Jean,
Missy Elliot, Ludacris, and
New Edition, and performed
-at Club Mansion, “one of
Miami’s hottest nightspots”.
He believes that most
Bahamian artists who leave the
country are simply trying to
“make it big” for themselves
and prove that music on an
“international level” can come
out of the Bahamas.

Generation

Not knocking popular
Bahamian artist like KB, Ira
Storr or Elon Moxey, whose
music follows a more island
tone, Taimark says that some
Bahamians, especially those in
the younger generation, are
attracted to “more American”
styles of music, like hip hop
and R&B. And as a result,
young Bahamians who pursue
these musical styles often trav-
el to the United States, where
there is “more of an audience
for production”.

Taimark may just be the
encouragement that these
younger artists need. And the
Bahamian artist with the most
promise, at least according to
earlier breakout artists.

“T actually spoke to Baha
Men and they were like, ‘once
you blow, it’s over. I know we
did good with putting the
Bahamas on the map with
‘Who Let the Dogs Out’, but I
know when America and the
world hears you they are not
even going to believe (that)
you are from the Bahamas first
of all, and it’s gonna be all over
because now it’s about to hap-
pen’,” says the artist about his
conversation with the Gram-
my-award winning group.

.

Musician
to release
his debut

album by

end of year

Taimark knows first hand
how difficult it is to make that
decision to leave home and fol-
low a dream. He was a member
of an all-male group, “Dream 4

You”, a New Edition-styled
‘boy band that performed

around Nassau. They left for
the-US to record.some songs
with “the same guy who dis-
covered Bobby Brown and
Usher”, but things didn’t work
out. It was supposed to be an
opportunity for greater distri-
bution but it turned out to be a
decision that led to disappoint-
ment.

Taimark explains: “I left to
go to college to study, and it
wasn’t even music. It was busi-
ness. And the group recorded

some stuff but everything did-

n’t work out how we planned.
We were all excited about
making it big but some things
get in the way of that. America
is so big and people want a spe-
cific sound.”
e e
Writing

After their dreams fell
through, other members of the
group decided to return to Nas-
sau but Taimark stayed in
Florida, since he had family
there. He began writing and
producing work for other
artists and thought he would
never perform again.

But as fate would have it, the
artist returned to the stage, this
time to pursue a solo career.
His return came after persons
who heard him sing thought he
sounded far better than the
artists he was producing. But
he would soon find out that
pursuing a solo career was very
different from singing in a
group.

“It was difficult because
there were no.other friends on
stage for me to look at, and if I
messed up my routine there
was no one else there. So when
I’m on stage I’m thinking, it’s
just me, so okay, I really have
to entertain these people by
myself. So it was harder,” he
shares.

But he made it work and will ©

release his already complete
debut album at the end of the
year. The title, “Call Me 786-
290-1779”, is his real home
phone number. And as one
might imagine, it is an invita-
tion for the ladies to call.

“In one day, the first record
(radio stations) played, I got
1,800 calls and tried to answer
all of them,” he notes.
But Taimark’s decision to post
his phone number was some-
what of a mistake. “I was in
the studio recording another
song and a friend called on the
phone and said they didn’t
know my number. So as a joke
I sang (my number) without

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THE ORIGINALS, a
Rake and Scrape Band
out of Long Island,
brought the annual
Bahamian American
Cultural Festival alive
on Sunday in New York
City.

_ The event treated ©
visitors to song, dance,
poetry, Bahamian
food, souvenirs and
illustrations of
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ALBUM: My Season
ARTIST: PC

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Production

MY SEASON, the
debut album by
Bahamian artist PC is a
fitting title for the
singer who has pro-
claimed this project to
be his “breakout into
bigger things”.

And his determina-
tion, helped by a
demanding voice and
interesting lyrics, is
sure to make it a suc-
cess.

The six-track album
that features five songs,
and “Calm”, an instru-
mental at the end,
showcases mainly hip-
hop and rap styles. But
there are some hard-
core dancehall tracks
like “Trojan Rider”,
the most disturbing
track in this album.

Title

Other songs, like the
title track, and “No
Time to Burn”, which
speak to his life strug-
gles and perseverance
to succeed, are more
inviting. Songs like
these and “Thank You”
provide details of how
he grew up “without a
real mother’s love”,
facing “dirty rumors”,
“poor” and “raised as a

poor kid”, for example. |

My favourite track is
the first, “My Season”,
and not only because of
the catchy hook, “I’m
on a roll, it’s my season
and it ain’t no game..”,
but the solid pounding
beat that opens this
album with a bang and
forces the listener to at
least hear him out.

PC is following a
“call of destiny” and
failing is not an option.

‘© For more
information of the
artist, log on to
www.pclyrics.com.

artsi

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

BAHAMIAN singer/song-
writer, PC, is “fed up” with
life’s struggles and wants to
use his music to “liberate”
others. And he’s attempted to
do just that in his debut
album, “My Season”.

The album, released last
week, is a real life documen-
tary of the hardship that PC
faced as a teenager. “This
album is all about the strug-
gles and obstacles that I have
faced in my life, and showing
that I am sick and tired of
dealing with these problems
and issues,” says the young
artist in an interview with The
Arts.

“If you never get sick and
tired of dealing with these
things and continue to accept
whatever you get, you never
reach a point where you can
do better.

“So this album is all about
me showing people that it’s
my season, my time to do
what I want to do for myself,

THE ARTS

PC hoping to liberate
others with ‘My Season’

theory at the Royal School of
Music.

He began recording profes-
sionally at the age of 13, and
now as a recording artist who
has produced an album, PC



“My music is different from
what many Bahamian artists
are doing because it’s on an
international level, in terms of
style, content and quality. ’'m
a versatile artist who deals
with a variety of flavours,
showing musical styles that
are not typically Bahamian.”



my time to make it happen for
me,” he adds.
For the artist who only

wants to be referred to as PC, ,

and says that he is in his “ear-
ly 20s”, music has always been
a part of his life...

At the age of three, his

i uncle Bravio Miller saw his

interest in the arts and gave
him a red keyboard as a gift.
During the evenings, while his
mother prepared dinner, she
would listen to Bravio play
the box guitar while PC
accompanied him on the key-
board.
Then at the age of. six, PC
began playing more advanced
compositions, like “Amazing
Grace”. It was at this young
age that PC made a “passion-
ate” decision to pursue a
career in the music industry,
which lead him to study music



Singer/songwriter, PC.

says that he is “creating new
inroads in the music industry

. of the Bahamas and taking

Bahamian music to new levels

‘by refusing to be limited by

our cultural boundaries”.

His six-track album, and the
majority of his music, forms a
hip-hop meets rap meets pop
combination, with bits of

_ dancehall here and there.

“My music is different from
what many Bahamian artists
are doing because it’s on an
international level, in terms of
style, content and quality. I’m
a versatile artist who deals
with a variety of flavours,
showing musical styles that are
not typically Bahamian,” he
adds.

Following his dreams.to
become an international artist,
PC is taking a major step as he
moves to Atlanta in a few
weeks. He has several perfor-

brief



@ Summer Madness
Revue 2005 opens Tuesday,
September 13, 8.30pm at the
Dundas Centre with a gala

evening that will benefit the . f

AIDS Foundation. Regular
performances take place
8.30pm nightly Wednesday

‘- Saturday. Gala night tickets .

$25 (includes after theatre
desserts reception). Regular
tickets $20. To book tickets
call the Dundas at 393-3728
or €-mail julcat61@hot-
mail.com or fax 393-3342.

@ Popopstudios Gallery
features work by Bahamian
artists Jason Bennett, John
Cox, Blue Curry, Toby Lunn
and Heino Schmid. The
gallery is located on Dun-
more Ave in Chippingham,
next to Dillet’s Guest House
(1/4 mile south of the
Bahamas Humanes Society).
Call 323-5220 or 322-5850 for
more information.

@ The National Collection
@ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, an exhibi-
tion that takes the viewer on
a journey through the histo-
ry Of fine art in the Bahamas.

It features signature pieces
from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions
by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin- Smith.

Call 328-5800 to book tours.



i Pictured is one of the paintings featured in
the exhibition, the “Fifth Drink” by Edison
Godfrey Rolle.



mances already planned,
including a private function
for “venture capitalists”. PC
will be in Atlanta for two
months before going on to
California, where he will col-
laborate with various local
artists for his sophomore pro-
ject, “Empowered to
Achieve”. In California, PC
will also begin shooting a

video for a song he describes’
as a “wedding song”. The.

video, he adds, will be aired
on BET some time next year.

Honour

But PC isn’t just getting his
start in producing. After he
graduated senior high school
in 1997, PC joined a Bahami-
an band known as the Island
Boys. Because the Island Boys
were “in demand”, joining the
band was a “great honour” for

the artist. But PC wanted to
leave the band to work on his
single, “Together”, which was
recorded by Dillion McKen-
zie, one of the country’s most
honoured sound engineers.

With limited funds, the
artist knew marketing his sin-
gle would be a challenge, so
at the age of 18 he became a
one-man band, taking to the
streets to sell his cassette
tapes.

It was at this time, according
to his website, that PC decided
he would “do nothing else,
except have a career in the

’ music business”.

He went back to the studio
in May of 1998 to begin
recording five new songs that
he had written about putting a
stop to violence. He did not
publicly release those songs
but began producing his sec-
ond single, “You Know I Love
You”, in 2003 .

That single was completed
in December 2003 and
released the following July.

Later that year, PC met Jef-
frey Gomez (aka) Silva, and
they began planning his debut
album. The songs were written
by PC and engineered by Sil-
va.

While music is something
that the artist admits he can’t
do without, it is also demand-
ing and takes its toll on those
who produce it, he notes. .

It seems to be a bitter-sweet
scenario.

“I work relentlessly, some-
times I’m in the studio two,
three days, with one to two
hours of rest in between.
When I’m in the studio I nev-
er feel tired, but when it’s time
to leave, that’s when I feel like
I was run over by.a tractor.

“My involvement in the

music business brings me .a
happiness that overwhelms
me... | have always made deci-
sions in my life that I felt com-
fortable with, regardless of the
circumstances.”

Original

When it comes to produc-
ing music, he says that every
artist should be original. “I do
not believe in competing. I.
compare myself with no one, :
because everyone is unique in:
his/her own way. The music
business itself is a competitive
industry but I do not approach
it from that perspective. ! seek
to release the music that I
hear and feel inside me,
without comparing it to
someone else’s work,” he -
adds.

He says that his debut
album is a depiction of his
character — his motivation as
well as some aspects of himself
that some persons may view.
as explicit.

-On his most controversial
track, which talks about sex,
PC says: “When people think
about sexuality, why do we
have to be so in the closet
about it? I think that sex is an.
open topic and we shouldn’t
hide from it.

“So this song is talking
about what I want, what men
want. And making the point
that we are not afraid to talk
about it. We need to be open
to talk about it, so I am defy-
ing all sexual boundaries that
we shouldn’t be talking
about.” :

And this, says the artist, has
been his attitude throughout.
life - “face a challenging top-
ic without fear”.

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Artist: Taimark

A Taimark Entertainment Production

i By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

THOUGH the album has not been released
and won’t be hitting the market until the end of
the year, if the album sounds anything like that
promotional release cut, listeners are in for a

treat.

Taimark, Bahamian- born; Florida-based artist
has a hip-hop flavour that is convincing. But we -
can only speak for his promotional cut, which
holds seven of the tracks that will appear on the

album.

It opens with “U Think You Hotta Than Me”,

a track which will have shoulders bouncing as he

gives props to the Bahamas, and tells how he’s liv-
ing the good life on an international scene.

' Some tracks, fit with sensual conversations

review

Album: Call Me 789-290-1779



and phone sound effects change the momentum
on this album. But to say that he sounds like LL

Cool J is exactly right. It comes across strongly in

track two, “Tonight” and track three, “Call Me

786-290-1779”. Taimark’s voice bears a remark-
‘ably eerie resemblance to LL’s.

My favourite feature on this album is the rela-

, tionship between tracks three and four. “Call Me
-786-290-1779” is an invitation for a woman to
call him, and “Call Me 786-290-1779 Answer:
Record”, which features female artist Tenaj,

changes the hook to, “I won’t call you”.

There’s no mistaking the fact that this album is
totally dedicated to love, with very distinct beats
on every track sure to have the listener proud of .
this Bahamian artist who is doing big things in the
United States...

Be warned though, after listening to this album
you may be tempted to give ‘Taimark a call, which

’ I'm sure the artist would be pleased to receive.

¢ For more information on the album contact

Taimark Entertainment at 1-786-290-1779.

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Yellow Fever @ Pirates of Nassau, Saturday,
September 10. Prizes from Solomon's Mines
go out to the sexiest lady in yellow and the lady
wearing the most yellow. Admission: ladies,
$10 and gents, $15. An additional $5 to persons
not wearing yellow. Drink special: Bacardi
_ "Sunshine". Security provided by Knights of
the Round Table.

| Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday
night @ Club Trappers, Nassau’s “upscale”
gentleman’s club. Featuring 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.

_ Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every
Thursday night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies
free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all
night. Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi) Give-

_ aways and door prizes every week.

- Smirnoff Party Experience every Friday at
Dicky Mo’s. Pure party pleasure Bahamas
. Style.

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night
@ Club Fluid, Bay St. The biggest party of
‘ the week, pumping all your favourite hits
all night long. Ladies in free before 11pm.
Strict security enforced.

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz

spinning the best in Old Skool. Admission

~ $35. all inclusive food and drink.

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

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cov-
er 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. 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 8pm to
midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all
night long.

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco’s, Sandy-
port, 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.

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West
Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/song-



resh off its very successful
“Outrageous in Red Party”,
KO Productions is set to host

the third installment of its

colour fetes this Saturday. “Yel-
low Fever” goes down at Pirates of Nas-

sau, King & George treets. The company

encourages those who come out to wear
yellow outfits or any combination of y
low.

writer Steven Holden performs solo with
special guests.on Thursday from 9pm - mid-
night.

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
eee British Colonial Hilton, Wednes-
day-Thursday 8pm-12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Dri-
ve. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key
board in the After Dark Room every Sun-
day, 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-
D. 30pm.

THE ARTS

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a 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, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Ben-

Describing yellow as “a condition of





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Hlow. Gifts provide by
Solomon’s Mines

Admission: Ladie:

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jamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
This exhibition closes February 28, 2006.

HEALTH

Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series:
Distinguished pediatrician

Dr Percival McNeil, will discuss Children’s
Health on Thursday, September 15 at 6pm in
the Doctors Hospital conference room. The
lecture

will focus on children’s health issues and is
free to the general public. Free blood pres-
sure, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be
performed between 5pm and 6pm. To ensure
available seating RSVP 302-4603.

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

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup-
port group meets the first Monday of each
month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is pro-
vided and free blood sugar, blood pressure
and cholesterol testing is available. For more
info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the

third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors.

Hospital conference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets



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every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except August
aid December) @ the Nursing School,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre
of the American Heart Association offers
CPR classes certified by the AHA. The
course defines the warning signs of respira-
tory 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.

‘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

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7.30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's Din-
ing Room, College Avenue off Moss Road.
Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7. 30pm @
British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets
Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J

: _ Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and
fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets
every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the
Solomon’s Building, East-West Highway.
Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday
night at 7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek; Central Andros. All are wel-
come.

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

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

_Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every

second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House,
IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.

The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine’s Mones-
tary.

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

International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
third Thursday of every month @ Super-
clubs 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 promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the com-
munity.



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@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

IT is only a matter of time
before the Bahamas is devas-
tated by a hurricane with the
strength and ferocity of Katrina,
experts said yesterday.

With the horror and devas-
tation that Katrina inflicted
upon New Orleans, local
authorities agree that a hurri-
cane of that magnitude would
have been the end of. the
Bahamas as we know it — with
experts warning that it is a ques-
tion of “when”, not “if”.

Meteorologists say the
Bahamas has never been accost-
ed by any hurricane above a
category four. Some officials

have claimed that the Bahamas
has been “blessed”, but warn
that the “law of averages” is
continuing to count against us,
increasing the probability of a
storm of Biblical proportions.
Lt Commander Herbert
Bain, deputy co-ordinator at the
National Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (NEMA), said
experts in the field warn that

hurricanes rotate in frequency ,

and intensity over a specified
period of time.

According to Lt Com Bain,
the Bahamas is on an upward
trajectory towards the most
active hurricane season within
the past 100 years, warning that

SEE page‘two



Crime concerns
on Eastern Road

@ By KARAN MINNIS ©

EASTERN ROAD is being
overwhelmed by crime while
the police remain silent, accord-
ing to one homeowner.

The caller, who wished to
remain anonymous, told The
Tribune that police are failing to
report a growing number of
serious criminal incidents occur-
ring in the area.



‘est easy knowing

“People need to:know what is
happening, so that they them-
selves can be more careful,” she
said, adding that police must be
aware of the incidents as patrols
have been stepped up in the
area.

Yesterday the homeowner
claimed that over the past
weekend alone there had been

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Policeman tells of escape from New Orleans

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

IT was a long trip home for a young
Bahamian police officer who barely sur-
vived the destruction of Hurricane Katri-
na in New Orleans.

Police Constable Wellington Saunders
braved three-storey high floods, the hor-

rors of the New Orleans Superdome and
Houston’s Astrodrome before finally
being able to catch the Discovery ship
home to his native Grand Bahama. _

The young officer told his amazing sto-
ry to senior police officers in Nassau yes-
terday.

Mr Saunders is a senior at the Univer-
sity of New Orleans. He was on study

leave from the police force to pursue a
Bachelor of Science degree in computer
science.

When news of Katrina broke, he like
thousands. more prepared to evacuate.
His intention was to drive to Baton
Rouge, but after sitting on a crowded

SEE page 11

Prisoner escapes while on work programme

POLICE are searching for a
prisoner who escaped from Gov-
ernment House last Friday while
operating under Fox Hill Prison’s
work programme.

Nikita Jean, 18, whose last
known address was Cowpen
Road, was serving a prison sen-
tence for a drug offence.

He reportedly made his get-
away while working at Govern-
ment House last Friday.

According to Prison Superin-
tendent Dr Elliston Rahming,
escapes like this one are “bound
to happen at some point.”

“There will always be more
inmates than officers and from time
to time instances like this are bound



to happen,” Dr Rahming said.

Each day over 200 inmates take
part in the prison work pro-
gramme. —

Some of themwork within the
prison confines while others are
allowed to work at various loca-
tions outside Her Majesty’s
Prison as they are considered
more trustworthy.

Dr Rahming said he ‘has confi-
dence in the ability of prison offi-
cers to supervise the inmates and
noted that the record for recap-
turing those who escape is still
“enviable.”

Any inmaté who attempts to
escape automatically receives an
additional two-year sentence.



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Local authorities warn category five
hurricane would devastate country

FROM page one

éven more violent storms are yet
to come. 5 :

s “When we look at storms of
the last 100 years they intensify
Up to a particular point and then
regress to a point where we have
very little activity before they get
to that pinnacle again. We are
currently on the uphill climb of
that slope so that is very scary
because that means that in the
next few years we can expect
some very serious storms.

“But you can only prepare for
a certain type of storm. This is an
act of God, and we have to con-
tinue to prepare for even more
devastating storms and that has
been made abundantly clear with
Katrina. Hopefully, with God on
our side, we will be able to sur-
vive,” he said.

: Currently, the Bahamas’ build-
ing codes are among the toughest
+ and probably the toughest - in
the region. However, they are

only able to stand up to category _

three winds, and possibly a cate-
gory four storm, for any period of
time.

» Glenn Bannister, president of
the Bahamas National Trust,
warned that with the current
destruction of our wetlands in
the southern section of New
Providence, tidal surges from a
category four or five storm would
cause’a “national catastrophe”.

Wetlands

“The wetlands act as a sponge
‘to absorb the tidal surge that’s
‘between 10 and 20 feet. Thank:
‘God we’ve never had a hurri-
‘Cane coming from the south. We
‘saw exactly what happened in
‘New Orleans. Nothing can stop
‘that from happening in the
‘Bahamas...we have just been for-
,tunate. :
'- “On the southern side of the
island is the low side and if a hur-
‘Ticane hits us from the southern
‘side we would have flooding up

‘as far as Baillou Hills. It would.
: push water all the way.inland to -

' those hills, That’s a much larger
‘area of flooding than just South
i Beach and the surrounding areas
: because you have seas at 20 feet
; and high winds pushing it. It
‘would be a national disaster.

i. “The tidal surge is the most
; devastating, and there is no plan
"against that. The only thing we
have then would be evacuation.

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time. If we don’t get it this year,
the law of averages is stacking

_up against us.

“The chances are higher now
that in the future we will be hit
by that category four or five, and
even worse one from the south,”
he said.

According to Basil Dean, chief
meteorologist at the Department
of Meteorology, 'the Bahamas
has been very lucky that a cata-
strophic storm has not hit us yet.

“We average roughly 10
storms a season, and we have
already eclipsed that average for
the year. We are now in the
busiest month in a statistical and
climatological perspective which
means that if September lives up
to its billing, we can see quite a
number of hurricanes develop-

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thus increasing the chances of
the Bahamas being affected by a
major one.

“While we cannot say with any
degree of certathty that we will
be affected, an increase in activ-

ity leads to an increase in proba-.
bility. For that reason, Bahami-

ans should remain vigilant
throughout the season and reflect

oh

on the experiences of the Gulf
Coast,” he said.

NEMA representatives said
the only action plan that could be
utilised in such a scenario would
be the evacuation of persons on
the coastlines to either Grand
Bahama or Abaco - that is, if the
storm is not projected to affect
those islands as well.

The only other option essen-
tially would then be to ride out
the storm and petition for region-
al and international aid.

“To tell you the honest-to-
goodness truth, you can only plan
for a category five toa certain
degree,” Lt Com Bain added.

“Our building codes are for
storms of category three and
four. We have action plans to
bring relief to certain areas but
that’s if the entity is available to

- respond. If New Providence is

hit, God forbid, our ability to
respond on a Family Island is
minimal.

“In the US they have the

option of going inland but in the

Bahamas we can only evacuate
the island. The question is where
would we go? The decision is
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“In a situation like that we
might only be able to evacuate

people from the coastline, but .

not the whole island. But where
are we going to take them to? Is
the storm going to go to Abaco,
or Grand Bahama? Just the
thought of that is very scary,” he
said.

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in the past, with Hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne, immediate-
ly following the storms they
received calls from the Family
Islands for food and water, sup-
plies that should have been in
stock.

“So that meant that we as
Bahamians were not taking these

_ warnings seriously. So we want

the communities to do more to
help themselves because if Nas-
sau is hit, we won’t be able to
get to the other islands. They
should have food and water sup-
plies stocked up for at least a

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Mr Dean said a number of fac-
tors would have to be in place
to gauge the possible height of a
tidal surge, mainly the intensity
of the storm, the size of the eye,

the contour of the seabed, and -

also the trajectory. of
the storm relative to the coast-
line.
“Those are some of the fac-

‘ tors that would determine the

height of the surge. We have had
the outer fringes of storms brush-

ing the islands. No storm of cat-.

egory five has passed through
the Bahamas. Only in Hurricanes
Andrew and Jeanne did we even
have the eyes of the storms pass
over an island.





“The only. good thing for us is
that most storms that would
emerge from the south, or south
west, would have to cross the
mountainous range of Cuba, and
as we know mountainous terrain
plays a critical role in the degra-
dation of storms. So it would
weaken before it hits the Gulf of
Mexico.

“So we are kind of guarded
from storms from the south,
south west but that does not
mean that we cannot have one
that intensifies from the south
east. Then storm surges: would .
be a major concern for islands
such as Andros and New Provi- '
dence,” he said.



Man charged in
connection with
shooting of woman

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK

Tribune Freeport Reporter

A 33-YEAR-OLD Freeport man was charged Monday in con-
nection with the shooting of a 24-year-old Grand Bahama woman.
_ Ramon Hudson, also known as ‘Crazy’, of 13A Tasman Circle,
appeared before Magistrate Subu Swain LaSalle in the Freeport

Magistrate’s Court.

He was charged with causing grievous harm to Kenita Pinder on

September 3.

According to police reports, Ms Pinder of Garden Villas was shot
in the buttocks following a heated argument with her boyfriend on

Saturday.

She was taken to hospital, where she is being treated in the

intensive care unit.

Police reported that the boyfriend surrendered on Monday.
At his arraignment, Hudson pleaded not guilty.
He was denied bail and remanded to Fox Hill Prison until Feb-

ruary 21, 2006 for trial.


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@ THE Churchill Building has become a eyesore on Bay Street

Merchants voice
complaints that
eyesore damages
tourism industry

BAY Street merchants are
complaining that the most valu-
able sector of the tourism indus-
try is being adversely affected
by the “eyesore” that is the
northern section of Churchill
building.

More than three million
cruise ship passengers arrive in
Nassau harbour every year —
more than half the total number
tourists visiting the country —
and every one of them is greet-
ed by a scene of dilapidation
and disrepair.

This is the opinion of several
persons who work around the
Churchill building, one of the
Bahamas’ most important gov-
ernment facilities.

One shopkeeper told The Tri-
bune: “T think that it is disgust-
ing that the first thing passen-
gers see after coming out of that
nice welcome centre they spent

so much money on, is a govern-
ment building that is in terrible
shape.”

“Its rediculous, the air-con-
ditioning units are all rusting
and leaving rust trails down that
side of the building,” said the
shopkeeper, who added that
several tourists have.com-
plained about the state of the
building.

One shop worker said that

‘the area surrounding the

building in not much better.
“The fountain hasn’t been
working for months and all
they do is put caution tape
around it. What kind of mes-
sage is that supposed to send”
he asked.

“It’s incredible to think that
this is a tourist destination.
First impressions are every-
thing and the area back there is
terrible,” said one shop owner.

“Its just an eyesore,” he said.

A worker on the Prince
George Wharf, where cruise
passengers disembark, said the
structure used to house the pub-
lic bathrooms in the area needs
to be condemned.

He also claimed that persons
often dump garbage and uri-
nate in the park area next to
the Churchill building.

A store manager said the
building itself is in serious need
of attention.

“I pass it every day. It is
embarrassing when taxis and
horse carriages come out from
the port with tourists, and the
first thing they introduce is the
Cabinet office,” he said.

The Churchill building hous-
es the Cabinet office, the office
of the deputy prime minister
and one of Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie’s two offices.



Crash kills 13th traffic
Victim on Grand Bahama

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 37-year-old
East End man died on Monday
after losing control of his vehi-
cle on the wet roads of East
Grand Bahama.

This latest accident pushes
the island’s traffic fatality count
- to 13 for the year.

Michael Cooper of Felix
Slope in High Rock, was dri-
ving his 1997 Mazda 626 east
along Queens Highway in Gam-
bier Point around 2.30pm when
the accident occurred:

Chief Superintendent Basil
Rahming said police believe
that Cooper was speeding and
lost control of the vehicle, which
skiddec off the northern side of
the road and crashed into a_util-
ity pole.

Mr Rahming reported that
the utility pole was uprooted by
the impact of the crash and
flung some distance from the
scene.

Cooper was the sole occupant
of the vehicle, which police say
was totally demolished.

He was pronounced dead on
the scene by a doctor around

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Cooper, a pump attendant at
the East Sunrise Service Station
in Freeport, was epileptic.

In 2003, he suffered a seizure
while driving and crashed
through a wall at Police Head-
quarters on the Mall.

e Police on Great Harbour
Cay in the Berry Islands are
conducting inquiries into sev-
eral marijuana plants that were
found growing in flowerpots.

According to Chief Superin-



tendent Basil Rahming, officers

stationed at the cay acted on
information they received and
went to a vacant lot opposite
the airport around 11.40am on
Saturday.

They discovered the illegal
plants, which range between
three and five feet tall, in black
flowerpots.

The plants were seized but
no arrests were made.

Mr Rahming said police are
still investigating the matter.





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MANY GOVERNMENT schools are in
crisis. It’s always the same story at this time of
year. After a long summer recess many schools,
still in a state of disrepair, are not teady for the
return of students.

Education Minister Alfred Sears, faced with

complaining teachers and parents and schools

still under construction when teachers and stu-
dents should be in the classroom, admitted

Monday that the Ministry of Works “lacks the

capacity” to repair government schools on
time.

He then stated the obvious: “It is my belief,
based on the advice I have received, that if

we put more resources into the maintenance of

the schools we will have less of a bill in terms
of structural repairs.”

Constant maintenance is always the secret to
keeping overall costs down and avoiding -an
astronomical bill when an expensive piece of

equipment collapses for want of cleaning ora .

building crumbles for want of a nail.

Years ago we had a staff member, who,
unbeknown to anyone in management, kept
our generator going with a piece of wire. When
the generator broke down and started to leak
oil, he thought he was saving the firm money
by doing makeshift maintenance with his little
piece of wire and whatever else he used to
keep the broken parts together. It never
dawned on him to call in a technician to do
proper repairs. Eventually the generator froze.
His little piece of wire could no longer coax it
into action. Not only was The Tribune’s abili-

ty to produce a newspaper jeopardised should’

BEC’s power fail, but The Tribune had to pur-

chase an expensive new generator. It was an

expense. that could have been avoided if we
hadn’t had a penny-pinching Mr Fix-it on our
staff. He was a Bahamian who approached
every breakdown with a rusty piece of wire.
Another piece of wisdom that will stand

any Minister dealing with infrastructure in’

good stead: Never buy inferior material, mate-
rial that will need replacing in a few months or
years. Purchase fora lifetime. What seems an
enormous expense at the beginning will pay for
itself many times over in the end.

Mr Sears said he has also consulted with the
deputy prime minister for the use of prisoners
for maintenance and landscaping of. the

schools. We don’t know why this practice was

ever discontinued. We remember years ago
when prisoners, dressed in their blue and white

uniforms, and under prison guard, did road
repairs and maintained public grounds, includ- |

ir, the gardens of Government House.

Another problem is pay. Why is it that gov- -

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Sub-contractors complained, especially in

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~ scene that “could easily have:existed in a war

zone”, that government had not paid them for
five weeks. Asa result they could not pay their

workers, nor was there enough money to pur-'

chase material to complete the work. The obvi-

ous outcome was that tools were put down .

and work discontinued:

- One artisan claimed that cc ‘Sweeting’ s-
repairs, which were major, could have been .

completed on time, if employees’ pay had also

been on.time. No Bahamian has a bank |
account that will support him and his family for

five weeks — and so there was much ern:

_ bling and discontent.

Another worker claimed that government
did not want'to undertake large repairs. How-
ever, some contractors were not prepared to
take shortcuts. The school was badly in need of
major repairs.

Electricians were instructed to install lights
and fans, but when they investigated they dis-
covered that the electrical wires were so cor-
roded that they were a fire hazard. No lights or
fans could have been installed without the
whole system being rewired. This was also a
major job. —

It is understood that Mr Sears met on Sun-
day with all contractors and sub-contractors.

' He told them that the job had to be finished by

Thursday — that’s tomorrow — if not they
would be dismissed and replaced. There was no
way that the work could have been properly
done by Thursday — why the windows had
only just arrived, we were told.

. .We were.also told that one of.the contrac--
tors had said that there was. no way that he

could have completed his part of the work by

Thursday because he “didn’t do short-cut

work” and his reputation was too important for

him to lose it at CC Sweeting.

- Government must have expected this reac-
tion from some of the contractors, because,
said a worker who was present, there was

‘ another contractor at. the meeting willing to

step into his shoes and take on the work. It is
understood that the new contractor guaran-
teed a Thursday completion.

‘The unpaid workers claim that they are not
going to:be: paid until: the work has-been com-

- pleted. ©

The only way to avoid this chaos and assure
that schools will open on time and in good
repair is to ensure constant. maintenance
rolls yout the school year.






Brilanders
and giving
a service

- EDITOR, The Tribune

THE date of August 22, 2005
is the day of infamy for the peo-

_ ple of Harbour Island. For the

Bahamas, it was a red letter day,
but for ’Brilanders, it was their
finest hour.

This was the day that -Bri-
landers will tell their children
and their children’s children as
they boasted of how proud they
are.to be a ’Brilander. This was
the day set aside by the govern-
ment of the Bahamas for.’Bri-
land to officially receive the
award of recognition as being
the best. destination in the
Caribbean, based on recom-
mendations made by Travel and
Leisure magazine, with a circu-

lation of well over one million.

It is an established fact that
when the year 2000 approached,

‘the number one industry in the

entire world is tourism. :
‘Governments around the
world recognise the positive

- contribution of tourism to their
> economy. Whether the govern-
ment’ is communist, capitalist,

socialist or a dictatorship, one

-thing is clear, they want that

tourist.dollar. For Harbour
Island to be awarded the top
prize, it means that.they have
won the. gold medal on the
world stage. This contest rep-

resents an area that extends all .

the way from Bermuda in the

. north to Guyana ‘in the south.

It involves twenty-six differ-
ent countries and forty-four dif-
ferent destinations. The final

’ heat was between tiny little

Harbour Island, a one and a
half square mile slice of heaven
that fell to the earth and Cuba,
the communist giant to the
south with all of its resources.
’Briland edged out and was
declared the winner. When vari-
ables such as natural beauty,
the history, the culture, visitor
satisfaction, the friendliness of
the locals, safety and security,
etc, the experts claimed that
*Briland was “simply the best”.

What this award means to the
Bahamas is of tremendous

* national significance. Tourism,

like in so many other countries
in the region is the “bread. and
butter” of the economy, being
directly responsible for up to

seventy percent of the Bahamas

gross national product. As a
Bahamian, we should all be
proud of this award, but it is

“one that we accept with a grain

of salt,-as it was a Harbour
Island award and not a Bahami-
an one.

The Ministry of Tourism
must now find an answer as to
why there is such a defect in the
Bahamian tourism product.

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YEH!

Why is it that according to
some estimates that after a vis-
itor comes to Harbour Island,
there is a 90 per cent plus
chance that they will return to
Harbour Island. When they
come to Grand Bahama, the
return of our visitors is unac-
ceptably less than 20 per cent?
Shouldn’t the tourism product
being promoted by the Ministry
of Tourism abroad be uniform
across the board?

‘The success of Harbour

‘ Island did not come overnight.

It came about because of the
unselfish dedication and hard
work of our forefathers whose
commitment was uncompro-
mised and not motivated by the
almighty dollar. Quite often, my
uncle Victor Percentie would
remind me or anyone who was
listening. that we must never

_ give the guest “dog service”;

always give them your best.

, This is what that visionary
pioneer Allan Malcolm had
installed in his employees. Tak-
ing over his uncle’s business of
running several cottages known
as the Pink Sands Lodge, Allan
Malcolm was the catalyst that
developed the winter residence
programme for the Bahamas.
By inviting only those with good
morals and ethics along with
being financially successful to
stay at the Pink Sands, the Pink
Sands earned the reputation of
being the place with a discrimi-
nating taste.

However,.in retrospect it was
not discrimination, as it is now

abundantly clear that Allan -

Malcolm only simply wanted
the very best for both his guest
and the island of Harbour
Island. For the almost 40 years
that he ran the Pink Sands
resort, Allan Malcolm once told
me that he never once had a
problem with the payment from
one of his guests. —

One of the direct benefits of
Allan Malcolm developing the
Pink Sands was the fact that
many of his wealthy guests fell
in love with Harbour Island.
They then in turn bought homes
and land in Harbour Island,
thus establishing the winter res-
idency
Bahamas. Once againri, I am call-
ing on the government of the

_ Bahamas to recognise the con-

tributions of Allan Malcolm to
the development of Bahamian
tourism by establishing a per-
manent structure or edifice in
his memory.

Thanks to Allan Malcolm,
much of the success of the Har-
bour Island tourism product can
be directly be attributed to ini-
tiatives taken by Allen Mal-
colm. You see, the Harbour
Island tourism product was
developed without the direct
participation of the Ministry of
Tourism. It wasn’t until 1995
that the Ministry of Tourism
finally opened an office in Har-
bour Island and finally began
participating in the day-to-day
affairs of tourism on that island.

The formula for success on
*Briland is no secret. It doesn’t
matter if you are a Bill Gates,
Wayne Huiazenga, Nelson
Rockerfeller, Senator John
McGovern or a plain Joe Blow
or Susie Q, ’Brilanders will put
out the red carpet treatment for
you. You see, every tourist in
’Briland is treated like they are
important. Being rich and
famous doesn’t mean you will
receive special treatment as a

sincere effort--is-made-to- treat -

everyone like royalty.
Harbour Island was notified
about a month ago of their
award. However, that bit of
news seemed to have gone in
one ear:and out the next as the
significance had not yet sunk
in. When it was announced that
there would be an official day of
celebration a couple of weeks
ago, the island became euphor-
ic. .
~ Never in a thousand years
will I be able to describe the
atmosphere on ’Briland. Chara-
ca Lumber must have run out of

paint as it seems that everyone.

was putting ona fresh coat of
paint on their home or business.
Then, in a display of patriotism,
Bahamian flags and symbols
were placed everywhere. Never

tourism for the.

before in my life have I seen
*Briland so decorated in the
national colours. The music of
the Percentie Brothers, along
with the unofficial national
anthem “Briland Sweet eh!”
was being played and blasted
24/7 from almost every street
corner or business.

The anticipation that this w was
a special occasion and that the
Bahamas along with the rest of
the world would be watching:
the manner of our bearing was
encouragement enough for
every. ’Brilander to put their
best foot forward. This possi-
bly once-in-a-lifetime event
must be provided all the fan-
fare it deserved.

As in anything Bahamian, we
must give thanks. On the day
prior, an ecumenical service was
held at Wesley Methodist
Church. The Christian commu- —
nity of Harbour Island came out

- in full force to remind us that

our success only came about
due to divine intervention as an —
army of. prayer warriors reside
on Harbour Island, some which
begin their prays as early as
5am. The reading was taken
from Psalm 100 and 107 as ’Bri-
landers were reminded that
only through the grace of the
good Lord, we had come such a
long way.

In the words of the junior
minister of tourism, Agatha
Marcelle who had come to ’Bri-
land with her entire executive
team, including the newly
appointed Director General for
Tourism, Vernice Walkine,

‘Harbour Island was “Off da

chain”. This enthusiastic service
was followed with a jubilant
march through the streets of
Harbour Island, led by ’Bri-
land’s latest passion, the Har-
bour Island Marching Band.
The activities the following
morning began bright and early
with a breakfast at the Com-

.. missioner’s residence featuring

some: good boiled fish and.a
good dose of the Percentie
Brothers music. Once again,
accolades were given to the vet-
erans of the Harbour Island
Tourism such as “Ma” Ruby of
Tingum Village.

_ However, this was just a taste
of what was to happen for the
rest of the day. By midday,
without any Act of Parliament
or Prime Minister Perry Christie
exercising any of his executive

_authority, spontaneously, it was

understood that this day was a -
national holiday in ’Briland.
Without any notice, on a regular
work day businesses suddenly
closed and workers on the con-
struction sites politely informed
the boss that they would be
back tomorrow. Liquor stores,
chicken shacks, hardware stores,
everything just shutdown as no
*Brilander would miss this occa-
sion.

Shortly after 1pm, the Royal
Bahamas Police Force Band
performed its impressive drill
routine. The rest of the day was
filled with spectacular enter-
tainment, including perfor-

nances from the Harbour
island Marching Band, fashion
show, the ’Brilanders, Hog
Heads, etc. The hundreds of
well-wishers and friends of Har-
bour Island who had showed up
for this event also had their
palates stimulated as the hotels
provided some of their special-
ty dishes to the crowd. Around
10pm, an energetic junkanoo
performance led by the King of
Junkanoo, Percy “Vola” Francis
took place.

Towards the end of the
junkanoo and in sync with the
“boom-boom” of the bass
drums, a spectacular fireworks
display lit up the dark sky. For a

- moment I was overcome with

emotions as I thought of all
those who had contributed to
making this day possible look-
ing down from the heavens.
With an incredible twist of fate
as if to acknowledge my
thoughts the heavens opened
by sending a river of tears of
joy on the parade. The symbol-
ism and message was clear.
Our forefathers had set a

path for us to follow. Should

anyone ask what makes ’Bri-
land so special, we will simply
say “it’s the service...stupid!”

DR LEATENDORE

PERCENTIE, DDS

Boston, Massachusetts
» August 25 2005
THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

WEDNESDAY, SEP | EMBER 7,

2005, PAGE 5



Caribbean leaders
meet Chavez to
discuss oil deals

Rugby Associatio

â„¢

reclaims bleachers

& By KARAN MINNIS

SOME of the bleachers which
were removed by government
from the Winton Rugby field
-months ago have finally been
retrieved,

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Steven Thompson, sec-
etary: of the Bahamas Rugby
Association, explained:that the
bleachers, which have:been a
focus of debate in the past few
months, had to be collected by
‘association members.

. “We collected 11 in total,” he
said. “Four of those belonged

to the Hockey Association and |

needed to be returned because
they were loaned to us.”

Mr Thompson said that the
remaining bleachers would be
picked up in about two weeks.

“We can’t go for the others
this week, because the team will

be in Florida, however we will
get them when we return,” he
said.

In late June, it was reported
that the gate to the Winton rug-
by pitch had been lifted from
its hinges to allow a large truck,
crane and six men on to the
field to load the bleachers onto

a‘flat'bed. :
2a Fhe. bleachers: were: taken
away‘and. used by. the Ministry



of Youth, Sports and Culture
for the CAC Games, without

the permission of the’ associa-

tion.

It was reported that in the
process of removing the bleach-
ers, the government workers
also damaged a newly installed
sprinkler system.

In ‘August the association said
that the damage came just after
it had spent $75,000 preparing
the Winton complex for the

Northern Caribbean World Cup
2001 qualifying tournament.
Speaking to The Tribune in
mid July, after admitting that
the workmen who had alleged-

ly damaged the pitch andthe .

sprinkler system should not
have done so, Minister of Youth
and Sport, Neville Wisdom

pledged:to take “whatever steps |
-;;@F@; necessary, to..bring,.a level :

of comfort back to the associa-
tion”.

However, association mem-
bers who contacted the ministry
in August to ask that the
bleachers be returned were told
that they would have to come
and retrieve them.

Mr Thompson said that the
association has not had a chance
to speak with the minister yet,
but hopes to do so once the
remainder of the bleachers have
been collected.



‘Woman robbed at home

A WEST Bay Street home
. was broken into and robbed just
-before midnight on Sunday.
‘According to police reports,
the female owner of the house
stumbled on to the intruders
when she went to investigate a
loud bang.
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According to the prosecu-
tion, it was on Friday Septem-
ber 2 that police allegedly
found Shannon Bannister in
possession of nine grams of
marijuana and 1/4 gram of
cocaine which officers believed
he intended to supply to
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‘Customers
frustrated’
with Registrar
General
Department

LONG queues and slow
service are frustrating cus-
tomers at the Registrar Gen-
eral Department.

Persons who have visited
the offices on the third floor
of the Roney Bain building
recently have complaimed to
The Tribune about the
drawn-out process of attain-
ing birth and death certifi-
cates.

During lunch hour yester-
day — a peak time for the
office — two staff members

were managing about 25 per-

sons there. The line for ser-
vice went straight to the
door. The application for a
birth certificate was finally
accepted after about half an
hour.

Once this application was
taken, the officers must con-
duct a search, which in this
case took about 20 minutes.
Once the certificate is found,
the customer is presented
with a small document to
take to another building.

That document is given to
clerks at 50 Shirley Street,
who inform the customer of
how much the certificate will
cost. Then the customer
must return to Rodney Bain
building, and can only
receive the certificate right

away if the officers there are ° :

not dealing with other peo-
ple.

One woman, clearly
extremely upset, said that
she had been waiting to sim-
ply pick up a certificate for
almost an hour.,

Comments from other
frustrated customers includ-
ed: “They definitely need
more people in this depart-
ment,” “It is ridiculous in
2005 to operate like it’s the
1980s”, and “You have to.
come here when you have
nothing else to do”.

Bigger problems are pre-
sented when the record of
birth or death cannot be
found in the Registrar’s
computer system.

People wanted to know if
any plans were underway to
expand and upgrade the sys-
tem.

At the time, Registrar
General Shane Miller was
out of the office. Calls made
to the department the fol-
lowing day went unan-
swered.

Ms Sheila Carey, perma-
nent secretary of the Min-
istry of Financial Services,
was unavailable yesterday
for comment. An officer at
the ministry admitted that

there are phone problems at .

the Registrar General’s
Department.

Shark conservation group hits
out over Bimini development

# By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - A shark con-
servation group in the UK is
urging the government to
demonstrate its commitment to
conservation by calling an imme-
diate halt to destruction of trop-
ical marine habitats in Bimini.

The group claims that despite
repeated agitation by environ-
mental conservationists, the gov-
ernment continues to “turn a
blind eye” to the vast destruc-
tion by the developers of the
Bimini Bay Resort.

The organisation, Shark Trust,
has now joined with other con-
cerned groups expressing their
strong opposition to the devel-
opment at North Bimini.

Islands

Ina press release issued on
Tuesday, Shark Trust claimed
the development “has left scien-
tists, conservationists and the

people of the tiny Bahamian

islands of Bimini outraged.”

A week ago, a UK action
group called “Tourism Concern’
launched a campaign to stop
construction at the development.

Shark Trust, established in
1997, is a UK registered marine
conservation charity dedicated
to promoting the study, man-



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agement, and conservation of
sharks, skates and rays.

Bimini’s inshore waters are
world famous to shark enthusi-
asts because they constitute a
rich shark habitat as well as a
crucial and rare nursery for
lemon sharks.

Despite numerous efforts, the
group said that petitions, cam-
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demonstrations have all been
ignored.

“The hotel developer Gerardo °

Capo of Miami, Florida, now
working in association with the
prestigious Conrad Hilton
Hotels group, has been given
carte blanche by the government

- of the Commonwealth of the

Bahamas to bulldoze and dredge
priceless and fragile habitats -







mangrove forests, lagoon sys-
tems and seagrass beds - so that
he can build a vast marina, golf
course and hotel complex on vir-
gin sites in Bimini.

“These rich habitats currently
shelter numerous rare and
endangered species including the
Brown Pelican, Roseate Tern,
Least Tern, Hawksbill Turtle,
Green Turtle, Loggerhead Tur-

Shooting victim clings to life

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - THE Nassau man found
shot last Saturday at the side of the road in
East Grand Bahama is still clinging to life

at the Rand Memorial Hospital.

Kevin Simmons is listed in serious condi-
tion in the intensive care unit with gunshot

injuries to his face and neck.

His age and address are still unknown ,at

this time, police say.

Superintendent Basil Rahming, said i inves-

tigations into the matter are continuing.
According to reports, at about 1.30pm on
Saturday, two tourists leaving the Lucayan
National Park discovered the man lying in
an area just off the Grand Bahama High-
way with what appeared to be gunshot

inj uries.

The couple took the victim to the Lucayan
Medical Centre East for attention.

‘The injured man was then transported by
ambulance to the Rand Memorial Hospital.

The victim, who was identified as-Kevin:
Simmons, told police that he was a farm

hospital.

worker from Nassau.
He remembers only being at a gas
station in East End and waking up in the

Supt Rahming said officers went to Smit-
tie’s One Stop Service Station in Bevans

Town during their investigation.

However employees of the station said no
such incident had occurred there.

Anyone who can assist the police with
their investigations into the shooting -are
asked to call the crime hotline in Freeport on =:
352-1919 or in Nassau on 328-8477.

Call for
vigilance
on roads

@ By NATARIO
McKENZIE

ROAD traffic officials are
admonishing motorists to be
particularly vigilant this week
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“We are also encouraging the
public to be particularly cau-
tious when approaching school
zones,”

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He said parents dropping off
or picking up children from
school should pull to the side
of the street, as drivers who
block the roadway are a con-
stant source of frustration to
other motorists.

Mr Thompson also admon-
ished jitney divers to take cau-
tion while approaching school
zones and while dropping off
or picking up students.

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are not collected by their par-
ents should be cautious while
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Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch‘of
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Bimini Bay development is out '
of scale with tiny island.

“The mangrove habitats of
Bimini are the only ones in the
region. They are a vital ecosys-
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to the health of the islands, .the
islanders and the region as a
whole.

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Bahamas is a party to the RAM-
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viding a framework for-the con-
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entific experts of international
standing that the inshore ecosys-
tems of Bimini are vital to the
health of the islands, the
islanders and the region as a
whole?” the organisation
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The president of the Bimini
Bay Resort Rafael Reyes has
repeatedly said that the devel-
opment is not destroying habi-
tats and that it is in his interest
to protect the environment.

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have declined to comment on
the situation surrounding the
alleged health problems being
experienced by workers at the
BEC station in Cat Island.

The Tribune contacted the
Ministry of Health and the
management of BEC about
claims that a problem with an.

‘exhaust system at the power
station in the Cove, Cat
Island, is causing workers to
become sick.

Officials from BEC declined
to comment, and Health offi-
cials would only say that they
would look into what was
being done to fix the problem.

George Knowles, assistant
general manager of BEC, yes-
terday sent a message to The
Tribune though his secretary
in response to inquiries.

It said: “BEC will release a
statement on the matter some
time in the future.”

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terday, Parliamentary Secre-
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 7



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Smoke detectors







@ IRENE CHARLTON (left) meets her sister Maggie Walls after over 70 years,



ian-born

reunited after 70 years

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

AFTER over 70 years of being apart,
two Bahamian-born sisters have been
reunited. fog

Maggie Walls, an 86-year-old
Bahamian who lives in the United
States, last saw her sister Irene Charl-
ton, 70, when Irene was only three
months old. :

The sisters were initially reunited on
August 28, and over the weekend, The
Tribune attended a special family gath-
ering in their honour.

The sisters were born in Andros to
Stanley and Drucilla Ashe. Mrs Walls

_ did not grow up with parents, but at the

age of 12 went to live with school
teacher Henry Gay, to help take care
of his children.

Mr Gay eventually relocated, and
Mrs Walls was going to be sent back to
her parents, but begged to stay in Fresh
Creek because she had already become
comfortable with the area.

In 1934 when she visited her mother,
she was introduced to her baby sister

Irene, who was only three months old.

“J picked her up and did a little
dance with her,” remembered Mrs
Walls. -

She said she only knew her sister for.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/Tribune staff) about a month.

distributed for

Fire Safety Week

@ By CARA BRENNEN

Tribune Staff Reporter

FIRE officers took to the
streets yesterday to distribute
- smoke detectors to families in
need as part of their fire pre-

vention campaign during Fire

Safety Week.

The distribution is an annual
event designed to ensure that
all homes are equipped with
detectors regardless, of the
financial status of the occupants.

_ Sergeant Bradley Knowles
explained that during Fire Safe-

‘ ty Week, officers want to sensi-
tisise the public about
“the do’s and don’ts” of fire
safety.

Smoke detectors are among
the first line of defence against
fires, as they alert persons to
the presence of smoke.

Flames

This, he said often gives them

“ enough time to get out of a

burning building before it is
engulfed by flames.

Sgt Knowles explained that
the officers have selected homes
occupied by the less fortunate,
the elderly and the handi-
capped.

_.__This week, more than 150
detectors will bé givenout: - --

Sgt Knowles added that the
officers will not stop there, but
will continue to distribute detec-
tors as supplies come in; “So if
you know someone who is
deserving and they are not on
the list this year, hopefully we
can get them when we do
another distribution.”

Fire officers advised every-
one who can afford to purchase
a smoke detector to do so.

Two storey homes need to
have one on each floor, they
said.



@ SGT ANTHONY SANDS and PC Lamont Bain install



smoke alarms in the Kemp Road area.
(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

Smoke detectors can be pur-
chased for less than $20.

Yesterday, The Tribune rode
with fire officers, Anthony
Sands, Lamont Bain, Keisa
Arthur and Wayde Smith as
they drove through the Kemp
Road area to install smoke
detectors.

They explained to the resi-
dents how each detector
worked and reminded them to
check the batteries twice a
year.

The officers suggested that
all detector owners check the
batteries whenever the time
changes.













seeking





Mrs Walls never saw her sister again,
and eventually relocated to Nassau.
There she met her first husband
Bernell Blatch, an American of
Bahamian descent, and went to the
United States to live with him. Today
she resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mrs Walls said that she kept in con-
tact with family and visited the
Bahamas about five years ago, but was
never able to meet up with her sister,
who now lives in Mayaguana.

Remembered.

“There was an emptiness there, for
not being able to see her. I always
remembered the last time I saw her.
Even when I saw her on Sunday, it~

‘came back to me as if she was still a

baby,” said Mrs Walls.

Mrs Charlton said that both she and
her sister “burst into tears” when they
were reunited.

Mrs Charlton said now that she .
knows her sister, she feels as if she is
“already in heaven. I praise God.”

During their reunion week, the sis-
ters went shopping, toured the island,
and even went to the laundromat
together.

The pair say they plan to keep ia

contact by phone, through letters and

by visiting each other.



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Myths, archaeology, explorers and
the age-old search for Atlantis

Ip May, Tough Call
reported the findings of

‘one of the latest discoverers
of Atlantis in the Bahamas.

A 23-year-old mechanic
from Peterborough, Canada
claimed to have found the
concentric ring canal system
of Atlantis just south of
Andros by looking at satellite
photos on the Internet
(www.atlantisuncovered.com).

“It’s never been proven, so
who's to say that I didn't find
it,” he told Tough Call at the
time.

This led to a review of

_ Atlantean myths, and of the
several claims that have been
made over the years for evi-
dence of the lost land in the
Bahamas. The most famous
was in 1933 when Edgar
Cayce, a Kentucky salesman
turned mystic, said Atlantis
would be found off Bimini in
1968 or °69.

Since then a number of
archaeological finds have been
reported in the shallow waters
of the Bahama Banks,

although little scholarly work

has been undertaken to verify
these claims. Most mainstream
. Scientists avoid the subject like
the plague to protect their rep-
utation.

Cayce died in 1945, but his
“psychic readings” are pre-
served and promoted by the
Virginia-based Association for
Research and Enlightenment

- (www.edgarcayce.org). This
group describes itself as “a
network of individuals who
offer conferences, educational
activities, and information
around the world.” It main-
tains a large library of writ-
ings on the Atlantis theme.

Siew after the Tough
Call article ran
(http://www.nassauinstitute.or
g/wmview.php?ArtID=516),
we received an e-mail from
Dr Greg Little, a certified psy-
chologist affiliated with
Louisiana State university who
is an ARE member. He has
published books evaluating
Cayce's “psychic history” of
the ancient world.

“This May,” Dr Little
wrote, “we spent 11 days at
Bimini and Andros with
archaeologist Bill Donato. I
thought you might like to see
our updated story
(http://edgarcayce.org/am/bimi
ni2005report.html). It is cer-
tainly an important one for
Bahamas archaeology.

“At least four archaeologists
believe that what is known as
the Bimini Road is an ancient
harbour. We don’t assert that
it is from Atlantis. It is virtu-
ally identical to several ancient

Mediterranean harbours, .-

including the inverted “J”
shape.

“On our trip we found
definitive human artifacts. We
also found massive blocks sit-
ting on the top of at least four
other blocks. In some places,
stacks of smooth, perfectly
rectangular blocks were found
under massive blocks, which
served as levelling stones. We
also found a dozen cut rocks,
which were tightly wedged
under a huge block. These
have already been tested by a
commercial geology lab. They
are grey marble.”

D r Little included ref-
erences to an e-mail

exchange with Dr Eugene
Shinn. of the US Geological
Survey. Dr Shinn is one of
several geologists who have
described the underwater dis-
coveries in the. Bahamas as
either natural features or ship
ballast.

In 1968 Florida biologist J.
Manson Valentine investigat-
ed the so-called Bimini Road,
a series of rectangular stones
laid out in two straight parallel

rows in less than 15 feet of

water off the western shore of
north Bimini. The formation
became linked to the Cayce

prediction and is cited as evi-~

dence of Atlantis.
“This audacious interpreta-

‘tion has attracted an enthusi-

astic following of believers
from the world's community
of alternative’ thinkers,”
retorts Dr Shinn.

Last year he wrote an article

for the Skeptical Inquirer »



A number of archaeological
finds have been reported in
the shallow waters of the
Bahama Banks, although little
scholarly work has been
undertaken to verify these.
claims. Most mainstream
- scientists avoid the subject
like the plague to. protect their

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(http://www.csicop.org/si/2004-
O1l/geologists-
adventures.html): that recalls
a study of the site in the mid-
1970s: “It was one of the more
unusual phases of my career.
We cored two of the huge
stones and demonstrated to
our satisfaction that they were
indeed beachrock.”

B eachrock forms near
mid-tide level

beneath the sand on tropical
beaches. It is a very distinc-
tive rock that forms rapidly.
In his Inquirer article, Dr
Shinn described the process:

“Tidal fluctuation forces cal-

cium carbonate-rich waters
through the sands where evap-
oration and off-gassing of car-
bon dioxide probably help
stimulate precipitation of cal-
cium carbonate. Within a few
years, crystals of aragonite, a
common marine form of cal-
cium carbonate, precipitate

paranormal or mystical occur-
rences that some say could be

" linked to Atlantis.

Azz most scien-
tists consider these

sensational claims long dis-
proved, there is still much
interest among ARE mem-
bers like Dr Little. ;
He recently led another
expedition to perform detailed
underwater investigations at
both Bimini and Andros. A
documentary is being pro-
duced on the trip, which will
be released at the ARE's
Annual Ancient Mysteries
Conference in October.

Dr Little reports finding ©

man-made artifacts at Bimini,
including ancient stone
anchors. At Andros he identi-
fied a submerged stone plat-
form: “Overall, the evidence
pointed to an obvious conclu-
sion we have previously put
forth — both the Bimini and



Bimini, of course, lies within
the fabled Bermuda Triangle
and was the home of the

legendary fountain of youth,

so stories abound of
paranormal or mystical
occurrences that some say
could be linked to Atlantis.



between the grains, welding
them together to form a very
hard limestone.

“There are beach rocks
around some Pacific islands
that contain human skeletons
and shell casings from World
War II. At Bimini and along
other Bahamian islands, many
swimming beaches are lined
with beachrock that is forming
today.. They contain embed-
ded Coke and beer bottles.

“When sea level rises, as it
has done during the past
18,000 years, any beachrock
that formed several thousand
years ago becomes sub-

merged. Such is the case with .

the supposed Atlantis stones
off North Bimini.”

But this argument led

inevitably to the suggestion
that the natural beach rock
had been used as a building
material by the ancient
Atlanteans. Bimini, of course,
lies within the fabled Bermuda
Triangle and was the home of
the legendary fountain of
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Andros formations appear to
be the remains of ancient har-
bours.

“During this trip, the evi-
dence we found for human
hands being involved with the
formation of the Bimini Road
is overwhelming and
irrefutable (but) we do not
assert that the timeframe for
their use as harbours was
10,000-years ago. I doubt that
the Bimini Road has anything
to do with Atlantis. But it may
relate to a circa 1,000-BC har-
bour.”

I: fact, the latest candi-
date for the location of
Atlantis is a submerged island
just beyond the Straits of
Gibraltar (which the ancient
world referred to as the Pil-
lars of Hercules) in the Gulf of
Cadiz, off Spain.

A French geologist recently
published the results of a sea
floor survey that found sedi-
mentary deposits left by a
tsunami that occurred around







12,000 years ago — roughly
the age indicated by Plato for
the destruction of Atlantis.

ered to date, 12,000 yearg: ago
every single person onthe
planet was a hunter- gathérer
living in an egalitarian band. ”

a

y et the Atlantis iiyth
describes “yan

advanced society with a'sécial

_ hierarchy that conducted:both

commerce and warfare. Plato
said he got the story fromthe
writings of the 7th century:BC
Greek statesman Solon,.who
supposedly heard it rom
Egyptian priests. The account
was already said to be 9,000



“Do not be surprised when
you pick up the newspaper
and see a small article that
says, ‘Russian expedition
finds what may be the true
location of Atlantis.’ It 7
happens at least once a year.”:

f



Sedimentary records reveal
that events like the earth-
quake that devastated the city
of Lisbon in Portugal in 1755,
generating wave heights of up
to 30-feet, occur every 1,500
to 2,000 years in this area. But

a recent mapping of the sub-

merged island failed to turn
up any man-made structures,

. and also showed it was much

smaller than previously
believed.

Some say satellite photos
indicate that a salt marsh near
the Spanish city of Cadiz is
the location of Atlantis. The
images show two rectangular

‘structures and part of the con-

centric rings that may once
have surrounded them. This
has led some scientists to sug-
gest that the “island” of
Atlantis referred to a region of
the southern Spanish coast
destroyed by a flood between
800 and 500 BC.

This is a more plausible the-
ory, because (assuming there
is some factual kernel to the

story at all) if Plato’s timing:

was right, he was wrong about
all the other characteristics of
Atlantis, as archaeologist Kris
Hirst points out.

“Simply put, 12,000 years
ago, there were no stratified
societies (ranking is in evi-
dence no earlier than 8,000
BC), there were no cities (the
first was Catalhoyuk, 6300
BC), there was no monumen-

tal architecture (megalithic |

tombs, 5000 BC). There were
no domesticated cattle (south-
west Asia, 6000 BC), there
was no bronze production

(5000 BC), there were no.

domesticated horses (Ukraine
4000° BC) or wheels
(Mesopotamia, 3000 BC). No
roads (Sweet Track, 3000 BC),
certainly no canals, aqueducts
or bridges. No ships (Egypt,
2600 BC).

“In fact, according to all the
archaeological evidence gath-

years old when. it was relayed
by Plato.

A scientific conference at .
Milos, Greece in July brought
together experts in several
fields to exchange ideas about
the Atlantis hypothesis. And a
similar conference will be held
again in three years to review
what progress has been made
in research about the lost land.

As Dr Shinn said in his
Inquirer article: “In spite of
all the evidence, the reader
should not expect to see. the
demise of Atlantis stories. Do
not be surprised when you
pick up the newspaper and see
a small article that says, ‘Russ-
ian expedition finds what may
be the true location of
Atlantis.’ It happens at least
once a year.’ i

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THE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 9



eS Sa
Fraternity helps out with red Cross raffle

@ BROTHER Kareem Hanna, president of the local Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity chapter reads one





of the winning tickets on Saturday outside Solomons during the drawing of a raffle in aid of the

Red Cross



THE Royal Bank of Canada has stepped for-
ward as the platinum sponsor for the first
Bahamas Optimist National Championships to
be sailed in Montagu Bay September 22 to 24.

The Ministry of Tourism has signed up as the
Gold Sponsor.

About 40 junior sailors are expected to take
part in what is shaping into an historic event.

.. “We are absolutely thrilled that the Royal
Bank of Canada and the Ministry of Tourism
have agreed to sponsor this exciting event,”
| said Bahamas Sailing Association spokesman
John Lawrence.
. “It’s probably going to be the largest nation-
al sailing championship held in the Bahamas in
‘terms of the number of boats of the same class.”

Optimist dinghies — small, single handed boats
— are sailed in over 110 countries by 150,000
young people.

The regatta will test the skills of the junior
sailors who participated in the association’s
eight week National Sailing School programme

this summer.
Hosted by the Nassau Yacht Club, the first
national school brought together children from





Bank steps up to sponsor
sailing championships |

_ round regattas with the more advanced sailors








the public school system along with juniors from
two of the local sailing clubs.

The regatta will be held jointly by the
Bahamas Sailing Association, the Bahamas
Optimist Sailing Association, the Nassau Yacht
Club and the Royal Nassau Sailing Club.

“The kids have loved the programme,”
Lawrence said. ;

“We have had them racing every Saturday
since the eight-week school ended to keep them
focused and to hone their skills for the nationals.

“Their enthusiasm is incredible. They are
very passionate. about it,” he said.

The association plans to hold several year-













racing abroad and in George Town, Exuma, in
the next Family Island Regatta.

The association says the programme will help
with youth character development by building
self-esteem and instilling discipline.

“We want to thank all of our sponsors, who
have made this possible,” Lawrence said.

Other sponsors include the East Nassau
Rotary Club, Island Wholesale and HG Christie
Real Estate. ae












Longest Serving Employee: Mr. Ivan Thompson is picture with Mr. Paul
_D. Thompson, CHA - Managing Director, Mr. Reuben Stuart and Mr.
Philippe Sahnoune, Director, Dining Operations and Special Events

1960. His dedication and commitment to the
and effective.

Pictured left to right are:





i Members of the Red Cross along with the local chapters of Zeta Phi Beta And Phi Beta Sigma

who worked hard to assist with the sale of tickets.



B ARANHA Pyfrom, a Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity spins the drum on Saturday outside
Solomons just before the drawing of the Red Cross raffle : :

¢

ford Cay Cb

Year Long Service Presentation

The Lyford Cay Club remains committed to recognizing its employees who have reached
milestones of employment with the Club. Mr. Ivan Thompson, Lyford Cay Club’s longest
serving employee was presented with his “45th Year Long Service Award Pin” on
Monday, August 8, 2005 by Mr. Paul D. Thompson, CHA, Managing Director.

Mr. Thompson is employed in the Food & Beverage Department in the position of
- Swimming Pool Restaurant Manager and has been with the Club since November 1,
Lyford Cay Club has been uniquely generous

We congratulate Mr. Ivan Thompson on his accomplishment.

Mr. Derrington Rahming, Director of Engineering; Mr. Philippe Sahnoune, Director, Dining
Operations and Special Events; Mr. Reuben Stuart, Deputy Managing Director; Recipient -
Mr. Ivan Thompson, Swimming Pool Restaurant Manager; Mr. Paul D. Thompson, CHA,
Managing Director; Mrs. Sian Bevans, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Mr. Pascal
Hollaender, Executive Chef and Ms. Sherrilee Flowers, Executive Housekeeper.

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Longest Serving
Employee: Mr. Ivan
Thompson is pictured
with Mr. Philippe
Sahnoune, Director,
Dining Operations and
Special Events














PAGE 10, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005



LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Health Minister
tresses need

for mandatory

evacuation laws

FREEPORT - Health Minis-
ter Dr Marcus Bethel said the
turmoil the United States has
been plunged into as a result of
Hurricane Katrina drives home
the need for mandatory evacua-
tion laws in the Bahamas.

This, he said, is especially the
case in low-lying areas — as was
made clear by the destruction
caused in the Bahamas by hurri-
canes Frances and Jeanne last
year,

Dr Bethel’s remarks came as
he officially opened Fire Safety
and Awareness Month on Grand
Bahama.

The month is being sponsored
by the Grand Bahama Fire Ser-
vices, a unit of the Royal
Bahamas Police.Force, under the
theme: “Prevent the worst, put
safety first.”

The minister told Grand
Bahama fire officers that having
witnessed their work first hand
during the storms which hit
Grand Bahama in September
2004, he has a deep appreciation
for-their services.

He told the audience that as
they watch, what is happening in
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama, they must realise how
lucky the Bahamas was last year.

Dr Bethel pointed out that

during and after both storms, no
one in the Bahamas died of
thirst, hunger or disease.

“A remarkable job was car-,

ried on in this island because of

the co-ordination of services by,
all of you people, and the public’

does not understand that.”

Dr Bethel noted that Grand.
Bahama is very flat and the low-.
lying settlements make it a high-: -
risk area during a storm.
“Hence when we look at dis-:

asters, particularly when they
stare us in the face in the hurri-
cane season, it is my belief, and I
stated it last year following the
hurricanes, that mandatory evac-
uation must become an essential
part of the island,” the minister
said.

Dr Bethel said that by not hav-
ing a forced evacuation order in
2004, “We ended up putting offi-
cers’ lives at risk trying to res-
cue those people when they sud-
denly realise that there is no way
out.

“And so I encourage the gov-
ernment to seek to develop leg-
islation for mandatory evacua-
tion laws in our country, whereby
police officers can go in and
move people out if they have to,
and when they know that it is
necessary to do so in high risk

circumstances,” he said.

He also called on building
inspectors to ensure that building
codes are adhered to and
enforced to prevent severe dam-
age or the complete destruction
of homes by fires or natural dis-
asters.

Dr Bethel called for more fre-
quent public service announce-
ments offering home owners
advice on how to minimise the
risk posed by fires.

“Hurricanes are another sto-

ry. We have‘no control over .

when they come or when they
go. But what we can do is sensi-
tise people on how. to protect

their homes and minimise dam- ,

age,” he said.

He stressed how important it is
for members of the public to
understand that when hurricane
notices are sent out, they respond
appropriately - not sit back idly
and hope for the best.

The minister added that a sig-
nificant increase in the number of
persons trained as medical first
responders and natural disaster
managers is needed.

* “More than anything though,

we must have a well thought out
plan that can be acted upon in
times of crisis, such as a hurri-
canes,” he said.

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THE FNM Torchbearers
Association has expressed con-
cern over the state of school
repairs at the opening of the
new school year this week.

The youth arm of the official
opposition said that the PLP

- government, the Minister of

Education, the Minister’of
Works and their respective min-
istries, “fell behind in the repair
of public schools for the third
consecutive year.

“After three years in office, it

is high time for ministers Sears
and Roberts, and their PLP
government to better co-ordi-
nate themselves, and start
school repairs early enough dur-
ing the summer months to have
all repairs completed before the
opening of the school year,”
said Torchbearers president
David Jordine.

“If one was to take a drive
around Nassau, Freeport, and
many of the Family Islands, it is
evident that school repairs have
not gotten the attention needed
to ensure the comfort of both
teachers and students.

“The walls of many schools
are still stained with last year’s
activities. At one primary
school on Grand Bahama
painters are hurrying to meet
unrealistic deadlines,” said Mr
Jordine.

Problems

The association also high-
lighted problems that last year
plagued LN Coakley High
School in Exuma, and CC
Sweeting Junior High School in
New Providence, “which got
massive media attention this
week”.

“The school yard and bath-
room facilities at LN Coakley
High School are in an absolute-
ly deplorable state. The toilets
are in great disrepair, and as a
result the-stench as one
approach the facilities is breath
stopping,” the association said
in a statement.

The statement said that CC
Sweeting has been undergoing
renovations for the past two
years.

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and completed in half that
time,” Mr Jordine said.

He said that parents, teach-
ers, “and no doubt the students
are experiencing unprecedented
difficulty as they attempt to car-
rying out their duties.”

The -Torchbearers also
expressed concern for the safe-
ty of students, teachers and
administrators in schools.

“The last academic year has
been plagued with numerous
incidents of violence and riots
in our public schools,” said the

association, adding that its
members not confident “that
the PLP government has.a
clear vision of how they are
going to address this growing
problem of violence in our
schools.”

“We urge the Minister of
Education, along with the per-
sons delegated the responsibili-
ty for school security, to pursue
more effective avenues of
ensuring safety in the public
school system,” the association
said, \
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Policeman braves floods in
urricane-hit New Orleans

FROM page one

highway for hours he was forced
by state troopers to return to his
apartment.

“Hurricane Katrina is one thing I
will never forget for the rest of my
life. I will never take another hurri-
cane for granted.

“I have never felt anything like
that. My apartment is on the third
floor and I was sitting down listening
to the trees, when one of them fell
into.my window and broke it.”

He said he had to cover the win-
dow with a mattress anchored by his
sofa, to stop the wind and rain from
getting inside.

Mr Saunders added that the flood
water overcame the first storey of

his apartment in “a matter of min-

utes.”

“I heard a woman crying for help
on the first floor and there was noth-
ing I could do to help her. I have no
idea if she got out.”

He was able to assist a man
trapped on the second storey of his
apartment block by lowering down a
hose for the man to scramble up to
his ‘apartment and together they
rode out the storm.

The heavy rain and wind caused
half of the roof to blow off leaving
the men with little protection. When
Katrina finally passed, the two men
had.no choice but to seek shelter on
the remaining portion of the roof
where they slept during the night.

In the aftermath of the storm, Mr
Saunders said he realised there
would be little chance of being res-
cued soon. Therefore he decided to
try-his luck in escaping.

Escape

Taking only his passport and a
change of clothes, he left behind all
his belongings and, in a great show
of ingenuity, broke the doors off his
refrigerator, emptied it out and using
a broom as his oars paddled away.

He said he had to row about two
miles before reaching a highway and
dry ground. For the next two and a
half hours he trudged the remain-
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the Néw Orleans Superdome, which

. had been used at a shelter for thou-

sands of residents.

However, he was not prepared for
the nightmare that awaited him.

“It was something I never dreamt
to see. There was complete chaos
and fighting, people had just lost it.
I saw one gentleman who couldn’t
take it who just jumped off the sec-
ond floor and killed himself. There
was no food or water. It was inhu-
mane.’

Not wanting to stay in such squalor,
Mr Saunders decided to continue,on
to the airport. “I kinda sneaked out of
the Superdome,” he said.

However, floods had wiped out

_portions of the highway, making it

impassable, and instead he had to
walk along the railroad tracks in the
bushes for miles until he reached
the airport. He arrived only to find
that he had just missed a flight and
had to spend a night there.

The next day, Continental Air-
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Houston, where thousands of home-
less persons were sheltered in the
Astrodome. The conditions there
were no better, he said; and so he
went back to the airport to try and
find a way to get to the Bahamas.

He said a compassionate supervi-
sor at Continental allowed him to
sleep in the staff room, took him to
Walmart and personally brought
him a change of clothes, underwear
and personal products. The next day
the airline arranged for him to fly
to Fort Lauderdale where he was
met by friends, who bought his tick-
et home.

The experience has changed him.

“I am just so grateful that I had a
home to come to. I cannot imagine
what those people who lost every-
thing who have lived in New Orleans
all their lives and only know New
Orleans are going to do. I lost every-
thing, but am just thankful to be
home.”

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grateful for the support of the police
force, his family and the kindness
of strangers.

When asked about the conditions
residents are facing, Mr Saunders
said television reports do not tell
half the story. He said it is truly a
life-or-death situation and people
are doing whatever they have to to
make it.

As a police officer, he says he can-
not condone violence and unneces-
sary looting, but having experienced
the utter hopelessness in the city, he
could certainly understand people
who resorted to-stealing to survive:

Yesterday Commissioner Paul
Farquharson assured Mr Saunders
that the force is committed to doing
everything they can to help him,
including providing counselling. His
officers have taken up a collection
which they hope will ease his finan-
cial burdens.

‘Mr Saunders hopes to complete
his final year of studies at a univer-
sity in another part of Louisiana.

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Homeowner’s
fear at worsening
crime wave on
Eastern Road

FROM page one

seven armed robberies and reports of a Cana-
dian tourist being raped in a home on the
Eastern Road.

Speaking to The Tribune yesterday, police
liaison officer Walter Evans said: “I am not
aware of the seven armed robberies that this
person is alleging.

“In reference to the rape, we have allega-
tions of that incident occurring. We are doing
an investigation at this time and once that is
completed we will release information on
that: We are always receiving allegations but
we don’t report those without evidence that
they have occurred.”

When asked about increased patrolling of
the area, Mr Evans said: “If we see any devel-
oping trends in an area we usually implement
some additional patrol strategies for that
area.”

“This is not just for that particular area,” he
said. “We do that for the whole island. Some .
of these strategies will be more visible than
others, but they are being done.”

When asked about the less visible strategies,
Mr Evans said: “We don’t usually state the
less visible activities for public knowledge.”

William Maura, another resident of the

_ area, said: “I understand that there are some

concerns about safety in the area, and Iam
also concerned.

“My wife and I look around before we get
out of the car just make sure no-one is there,
because we have heard rumours that the
neighbours. across the street and down: the
road have been robbed, but we haven’t heard

- anything officially from the police,” he added.

When asked if he had seen an increase in
the number of patrol cars in the area, Mr
Maura said: “I haven’t heard anything from
the police nor have I seen them, but it would
be good to hear more warnings from them.

' “TY have heard that persons are being
robbed around here,” said Dionne Cartwright,
another resident. “I am actually afraid to stay
home alone and to travel home in the dark.

“To: be honest,. I know they are only
rumours, but they still cause alarm. It would
be nice to have these rumours confirmed,” she
said,

Several months ago, residents of Cable
Beach also claimed robberies were not being
reported by police.

One woman said she had heard directly
from victims of some of the crimes. But the
press were not being informed, she claimed.

“People are entitled to know what is going
on in their area,” she said, “It is the only way -
we can take precautions and be on our
guard.”

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New promotion

aims to bring in
crowds t.

THE Abaco Tourist Office
has created a special domestic
travel promotion in an effort to
encourage Bahamians and resi-
dents to travel to the Abacos

between September 1 and.

November 30.

Discounted packages will
include hotels accommodations,
vehicles, boats and golf-cart
rentals, in addition to discounts
at participating restaurants and
gift shops.

The announcement of the
plan “produced rates that
should favorably attract .busi-
ness for this traditionally soft
period at the destination,”
according to a statement from
the Ministry of Tourism.

A series of sport and cultural
events are also planned for the
Abacos, “which will add a vari-
ety of exciting experiences and

special interest for all visitors’

up to the end of December,”
the statement said.
Abaco’s director of tourism,

Jeritzan Outten, invited the gen-

eral public to take advantage of
the three months of lower rates
— for a week or a weekend —
“and discover why visitors to
the Abacos return year after

MINISTER of Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Allyson
Maynard-Gibson has assured
the international community
that the Bahamas continues to
oppose and reject all forms of
financial crime.. |

Speaking on Monday at the
23rd International Crime Sym-
posium in Cambridge, England,
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said this
was made clear by the govern-
ment’s response to the financial
blacklisting of the country in
2000.

“The Bahamas then and now
has no interest in facilitating,
aiding or abetting unlawful acts;
nor will it be associated with
rogue action of individuals,
countries or groupings,” the
minister said.

The symposium was held
under the theme: “The Busi-
ness of Crime: The Enterprise
of Crime and Terror - The
Implications for Good Busi-
ness”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
the topic is “critical to our glob-
al, peaceful and mutual coexis-
tence and to our national inter-
ests.”

She added that in the mod-
ern, globalised world the mobil-
ity of people and capital “poses
a serious problem for govern-
ments and law enforcement
agencies in their efforts to stop
criminal activity such as drug
trafficking, trafficking in women
and children and the growing
threat of international terror-
ism.”

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said:
“Strong regulation of the finan-
cial services sector and infor-
mation sharing are important
tools governments have in this
fight; both tools are essential if

we are to have any success in:

reducing criminal activity, there-
by protecting the world’s finan-
-cial systems and our
economies.”

She called the blacklisting of
the Bahamas and other off-
shore financial centres five years
ago a “naming and shaming”
exercise led by the Organisa-
tion for Economic Co-opera-
tion and Development
(OECD), the Financial Action
Task Force and the Financial
Stability Forum.

“That is at least how the list-
ings were being characterised
in the international media; par-
ticularly those from ‘onshore’
jurisdictions where the first
impulses for the blacklistings
emerged.”

However, some commenta-
tors have surmised that the lists
were developed for competitive
reasons.

“The latter view was given
credence by the lack of consis-

year, and even enjoy multiple
visits during the year, giving the
destination the Bahamas’ high-
est index rating in satisfaction at
about 80 per cent.”

Bahamuians and residents are
encouraged to enjoy the natur-
al beauty of the Abaco main-
land and its string of native set-
tlements found in north, cen-
tral and south Abaco.

Activities

“Then take scenic island-hop-

ping adventures to the many
nearby cays such as: Hope
Town, Elbow Cay, Man-O-War
Cay, Great Guana, Green Tur-
tle, Spanish Cay, Walker’s Cay
Scotland Cay, Lubber’s Cay,
Tiloo Cay or Moore’s Island. °
“They are all attached by on-:
time and professionally operat-
ed water ferries that will com-
fortably cruise you to commu-
nities that exhibit incredible
charm, great food, entertain-
ment and individual historic
experiences,” the ministry said.

“In between the cay visits, you ©

will indeed’ want to experience’
one or more of the activities that

fighting financial crime

@ ALLYSON Maynard-Gibson

tency in each initiative. The
rules being imposed on non-
members of the group were far
in excess of those practiced or
even expected from members
of the group, the authors of the
process,” Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said.

Reform

She said the Bahamas gov-
ernment had recognised the
need for financial services reg-
ulatory reform “to facilitate the
government’s fight against inter-
national crime” even before the
blacklistings were announced.

“The Bahamas was one of the
first countries to penalise mon-

_ ey laundering resulting from the

drug trade” she said, adding

that.in 1996 it also became “the ._ .

first jurisdiction in the region
to have anti-money laundering
guidelines for banks.”

The minister pointed out that
11 pieces of legislation were
passed “in record time”
response to the blacklisting.

“The Bahamas went further

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will only add more excitement
to your stay,” said the state-
ment, which asked visitors to
be sure and plan to attend some
of the following events:

e Abaco’s 4.1 mile Swim-a-
thon (October 8 or 9)

e Abaco’s Country and West-
ern Festival (October 29)

, © Abaco’s Bridal Extrava-
ganza (November 17 -19).

e Abaco Christmas Festival
O Boat Parade (December
10

“The ‘Abaco Tourist Office

and the business community are

really ‘waking up’ the. fall,”
‘declared Jeritzan Outten.
She encouraged all Bahamian

residents to make plans to have _|

a.preat time “hanging out in
Abaco,” with entertainers such
as Stone McEwan, the Gully
Roosters, Impact. Band, Chris
‘de burner’ Russell and the
Music Man himself, Estin
Sawyer.

For those who just want to
relax with family and friends
Ms Outten said Abaco is ideal
with its world’s top-ten best
beach, Bahamian parrots, wild
boars or Abaco’s very own
‘Spanish barbs’ wild horse tours.




‘

than most other jurisdictions to
the point of imposing not a few
practical difficulties on our
financial services sector,” she
said.

“Too often I read in the inter-
national papers and journals
remarks that show a casual atti-
tude concerning the seismic
changes that have been imple-
mented by international finan-
cial centres like the Bahamas. I
invite you to continue to com-

pare reports (or lack thereof) °

on onshore centres, “Many of
them have continued the busi-
ness practices and the use of
products and structures that off-
shore centres were challenged
to abandon as being a threat to
the global financial system or
unfair in their promotion of tax
arbitrage,” Mrs Maynard-Gib-

son.told the symposium: ~~~

“Inconsistencies in standards
between large and small
nations, OECD and non-
OECD can only be avoided
where we sit at the same:table,
evaluated by the same measures
and penalties are consistently
applied,” she said.

THE EXUMA CAYS
LAND & SEA PARK

Benefits Beyond Boundaries

Goodman's Bay.



@ CLEAN-UP volunteers were drawn from
the three hotels as well as Enviroscape — a
company currently under contract to
maintain the Cable Beach median. Here,
Enviroscape employees trim hedges and
overgrown branches to create better
visibility for joggers.



REPRESENTATIVES of the Cable
Beach Resorts Community
Projects Committee turned
out on Saturday morning to
remove floating debris, clear
the jogging path, trim hedges
and clean bathrooms at the
public beach and park at

for Pena Gays oak

A NEW poster for the Exuma Cays Land
and Sea Park (ECLSP) has been produced
as part of the public outreach and education-
al activities of the Parks Partnership Project

The poster, produced by the education
office of the Bahamas National Trust, fea-
~—tures.a map of the Exuma Cays showing the
location of the ECLSP and features informa-
tion about the marine resources it protects.

Bahamas.



Bahamahost
events focus on

customer service | snare

IN celebration of the con-
tribution Bahamahost has
made to tourism and to the
country, the week of Sep-
tember 11 to 17 will be ded-
icated Bahamahost Week.
During this time, the
industry training department

of the Ministry of Tourism
will host a numbe: of activi-
ties to commemorate the
successes of the programme
and honour its founder, Sir
Clement Maynard.
“Over the last 27 years,

Bahamahost has distin-
guished itself as the premier
customer service training
programme in the
Bahamas,” said a statement
from the ministry.

“Since its inception,
Bahamahost has been used
as a model for many similar
programmes in the region.”

According to the ministry,
Bahamahost has successful-
ly trained over 23,000 per-
sons from a wide range of
occupational backgrounds.

- The Parks Partnership Project is a joint col-
laboration of the Bahamas National Trust,
the Bacardi Family Foundation.and the
Nature Conservancy to promote conserva-
tion and build community and stakeholder
support for the national park system of the

Posters are available from the BNT educa-
tion office at the Retreat on Village Road.




















































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from the waters at Goodman's Bay by Cable.
Beach Resorts employees ~



@ CLEARING the jogging path at Goodman's
Bay, Cable Beach Resorts employees made
exercising a little easier for park users.



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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

DELAYS in establishing an electron-
ic banking platform in the Bahamas
through setting up an Automated Clear-
‘ing House (ACH) are “holding back the
economy” and costing this nation “tens of
millions of dollars” through the continu-
ation of inefficient banking practices,
The Tribune has been told.

The initial target of having the ACH
set up by the 2005 second quarter has
been missed, and sources familiar with
the initiative said it was now virtually
impossible for it to be established before
year-end, as both the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and Clearing Banks Asso-
ciation (CBA) had yet to select a winning

‘Tens of millions’ lost through inefficient 3
banking practices that fail to serve consumer

bidder to install it.

The bidding process is understood to
have gone on for eight months, when a
Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued,
and The Tribune has been told that three
bidders are still in the race. One is a
Bahamian majority-owned company,
while another is the company that oper-
ates the Barbados ACH, which is owned
by a consortium including Royal Bank of
Canada, Scotiabank and FirstCaribbean
International. es

Sources familiar with the ACH process
have told The Tribune that delays in
implementing the ACH are disadvan-
taging Bahamian commercial and retail
banking customers, and one factor
behind this is “inertia” on the part of the
six clearing banks and their failure: to
achieve a “consensus” on what they want
from the ACH and how it should be-run.

The sources suggested that the ACH.

would force Bahamas-based commercial
banks to change the way they thought

about and did business. The electronic
platform the ACH would provide would
reduce the cost of many everyday trans-
actions, enhancing customer convenience

- and reducing the need for them to’go to

/

branches. :

.The Bahamas, particularly in New
Providence, was over-banked in terms
of branches, The. Tribune was told, and
introducing the ACH would reduce the
need for all commercial banks to main-
tain such a large branch network, which

is financed in part by the fees charged for

_ various services.

The ACH would be ayailable to all
the commercial banks, providing them

‘with the platform to launch the same

products, and The Tribune was told that
some institutions held concerns about
whether this would affect their competi-
tiveness. In addition, the ACH would
also force the commercial banks to com-
pete on service, rather than product,
something Bahamian banks have not
been traditionally renowned for.

One source told The Tribune that in
the absence of an ACH, the Bahamas
was “running its banking system as if it

SEE page 3B

Bahamasair prices rise from $20-30 fuel charge

@ By YOLANDA
_ DELEVEAUX
. Senior Business
Reporter

BAHAMASAIR’S manag-
ing director yesterday said the
airline’s round-trip ticket prices
were likely to increase, as fuel
surcharges ranging from $20-
$30 were added on to counter
the impact of rising fuel costs.

In/an interview with The Tri-

bune, Paul Major pointed to .

rising fuel costs, which hit $70 a
barrel recently, and the loss of
refining capacity after the dev-
astating impact of Hurricane
Katrina as factors behind the



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
' Editor

_ THE Bahamas would be
“steamrollered” by the
Western Hemisphere’s most
powerful economies if it
signed up to a revitalised

~Free Trade Area of the
Americas (FTAA), a
Bahamian financial services
executive has warned, argu-
ing that this and the CSME
did not serve the nation’s
interests.

Lester Turnquest, the Bri-
tannia Consulting Group’s
managing director, told an
Anglican Education Work-
shop that both the FTAA
and Caribbean Single Mar-
ket & Economy (CSME)





by free trade







price rises.
Surcharge
Mr Major said that while

‘Bahamasair’s base ticket fare

remains the same, all airlines
have added on a fuel surcharge
over the last few weeks in
response to a summer of esca-
lating fuel costs and the
destructive storm, which dam-
aged a number of oil refineries
and further exacerbated an

would erode Bahamian
national sovereignty and
Parliament’s ability to make
laws on the people’s behalf.
Instead, control would.
pass to an unelected “secre-
tariat” charged with over-
seeing the rules and regula-
tions for both free trade
schemes, a body Mr Turn-
quest described as being:
formed from “faceless,
remote and capricious -.
bureaucrats”. ¢
He said both the CSME
and FTAA were “examples
of globalisation run amok”.
In his address to the
Anglican Central Education
Authority’s professional

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"We're constantly looking at
how to offset fuel costs, and
we're having a degree of suc-
cess with that,” Mr Major said.

“We're doing maintenance
in-house and finding more effi-
cient ways to deal with training,
doing it in the Bahamas as
opposed to overseas. We have
also reduced our commission
costs to travel agents, with a
savings of some $300,000 to
$400,000."

Despite the increase in tick-
et prices, Mr Major said the
additional fuel surcharge is not
likely to impact travel.

He added that with schools
opening, most Bahamians had
already completed their sum-
mer vacation plans and, for
now, people that are traveling
are those who have to for busi-
ness or other purposes, so it is
unlikely that they would
change their plans.

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September was the beginning
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industry in general, adding that
a typical pricing cycle would
see fares come down between _
now and the middle of Novem- |
ber, before moving back up
between the end of November
and December.

Disruptions

Meanwhile, Mr Major said
Bahamasair experienced a
strong summer period with no -
major disruptions and without.
the use of any wet lease air-
craft.

While he was unable to give
figures in terms of revenue, he
said that based on the level of
traffic, the airline did fairly well
when compared with the level
of business in 2004.

Mr Major went on to com-
mend his staff for a job well
done.

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Katrina shows Bahamas
the need for improving
disaster management

f you have been fol-
lowing my articles, you
will have seen that on
several occasions I
addressed the issue of
risk management, a topic I feel
is a key component in loss pre-
vention. This process forces a
company to evaluate its assets
and develop methods on how
to protect them. Likewise, a
countriy’s primary assets are
its citizens (you and me), nat-
_ural resources and industry.

After this identification
process comes the task of iden-
tifying elementsand events,
both natural and man-made,
that could threaten the exis-
tence or continuity of these
assets. Finally, there is the
development, implementation
and management of methods
and processes that will ensure a
quick response, recovery and
replacement of the lost assets.
The better this is planned - and
things like ‘Murphy’s Law’ tak-

The successful candidate must possess a thorough knowledge of Project
Management activities. The applicant should also have strong leadership
capabilities as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

¢ Perform Effective Negotiations
¢ Apply Communication Skills
¢ Use Problem Solving Techniques

¢ Apply Organizational Change Techniques

¢ Manager Stakeholder Techniques
° Lead Team

¢ Analyze Customer Business Enviroment

¢ Perform Business Development
¢ Perform Strategic Planning

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en into consideration - then the
two bottom lines, which are
‘life’ and ‘money’, can be saved.

Existence

Hurricanes, for example, are

not an unknown phenomenon, ©

especially in the Caribbean.
Thus our continued existence
in this hemisphere demands a
proactive effort to manage the
affects of this weather condi-

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tion. In other words, we must ©

develop and continue to assess
our risk management efforts.
Please note that Emergency
and Disaster Management
make no impact if risk and risk

management do not take a

front row seat.

Risk

Risk, as stated by Sir Fred-
erick Warner FRS (1992) in the
Royal Society Study Group:

Career Opportunity

Risk Analysis, Perception and
Management, is: “The proba-
bility that a particular adverse
event occurs during a stated
period of time, or results from
a particular challenge.”

¢ Carl A. Roper (1999) puts
forward the following defini-
tion: “The potential for damage
or loss of an asset.”

¢ Hood and Jones go on to
explain that risk “comprises
perceptions about the loss
potential associated with the
interrelationship among
humans and between humans
and their natural (physical),
biological, technological,
behavioural and financial envi-
ronments.”

We have accepted the risk
of hurricanes between June 1
and November 30, but we have
not taken enough steps to man-
age the potential fall out from
such a catastrophic event. For
example, New Orleans is below
sea level and the residents and
authorities knew that a hurri-
cane the magnitude of Katri-
na would produce catastrophic
results. Furthermore, the US
Army Corp of Engineers said
the levees that protected the

try, which increases the cost of
facilitating immediate emer-
gency response, recovery and’
replacement. However, these
conditions are no excuse for:
allowing controllable factors

such as lack of legislation onâ„¢

mandatory evacuation and’
removal of persons, sub-stan-

' dard living conditions, and-

inadequate drainage systems
to be built.

When we consider the con-
ditions that communities
throughout the Bahamas have
been allowed to develop, this is,
a prime example of poor man-
agement and what is called.
‘failurism’, where regulatory
bodies
allowed/omitted/ignored con-,
ditions and standards that are
not in line with established:
rules.

Technology |

We have not developed the.

' technology, as far as I am

aware, to control weather pat-’

have.

terns and conditions, but what: -
we do have to date is technol-

ogy that can assist us in better
managing threats to. our exis-

tence, resources and industry.

The airwaves are now focused
on the continued fall out from

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIS

* Manage Contracts Katrina - an event that is

¢ Apply Business Control Requirements
¢ Perform Project Portfolio Management

Duties and Responsibilities include:
¢ Works on I/T projects with direct customer contact

city were only resistant to a cat-
egory three hurricane.
With this information now

uncontrollable. I am certain

‘that beneath all of this, the

* Understands the standard mission of the I/T Specialist in own area of specialty

* Develop Agreements and Proposals € anda on UT Spi
* Cultivates and maintains a positive relationship among team members

. * Develop Project Definition and Plan textbooks are being rewritten

available, I am reminded of the

¢ Develop Risk Management Plan

¢ Development Financial Management Plan

¢ Develop Quality Plan

¢ Develop Human Resource and Technical Environment Plans

¢ Develop Change Management Plan

¢ Perform Project Execution and Control

¢ Perform Event Mamigement
° Manage Project- Finances *<' ae

* Manage Project Quality
° Manage Project Resources

¢ Perform Project Change Management |

¢ Perform Project Closing Activities

Minimum Qualifications:

_ © University degree or equivalent PM experience
* Knowledge of current project management methodologies
* Proven ability to demonstrate required Brofinicncy levels for skills

defined in this position

¢ Knowledge of business matters, finance, planning and forecasting in

order to manage business issues

* Proven ability to articulate, compare and implement solutions and
alternative approaches based upon. project management principles
¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills

¢ May co-ordinate activities of peers and more experienced team members to

on how to deal with a hurri-

implement technical solutions

¢ Participates in development of proposals, benchmarks, proof of concepts and
selling of hardware, software and services .

¢ Performs technical role in support of solution construction, implementationand
system integration in a technology/industry speciality or product sales

* Assists in delivery of high quality solutions to clients in response to specific

busingss.requirements .


° Ability to absorb professional knowledge quickly
¢ Perform tasks including study, analysis, programming, product installation,

test and system integration

* On occasion, provides technical support to managers/leaders
¢ Performs assigned tasks within schedule in accordance with established

standards and management guidance

Minimum Qualifications:

* University degree’or equivalent experience
¢ Specific product knowledge of one major platform, process of architecture,

notably Networking and Industry

¢ Ability to work with Proposals, requirements, designs, implementations and

production projects/engagement

¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to apply basic knowledge of information technology and associated
‘tools of technical specialty to support attainment of team and department

objectives

¢ Ability to recognize and articulate job related problems to management
¢ Ability to prepare and recommend technical alternative involving technology,

studies and requests for ade-
quate fire fighting devices and
training at the Straw Market
prior to September 4, 2001.

Failures

We aiitist also be mindful that

despite the apparent failures
of the US Federal Govern-
ment, specifically the Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), the US has
the resources to recover from
such a tragedy. For example,
it has the ability to relocate
almost a million people to oth-
er parts of the country and tap
into fuel reserves.

Our efforts are compound-
ed in the Bahamas by the geo-

cane in the future. Especially,

when we consider flood-prone .
areas and sub-standard living ,

conditions.

Next week we will talk about.

response and the, conflict; of,

immediate, adequate. and

appropriate: response. Really,.:

like beauty, ‘it is in the eye of,
the beholder’.

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THE TRIBUNE

Shipping firms report

‘WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2005, PAGE 3B

mixed Katrina impact



@ By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX
Senior Business
Reporter

MOST Bahamas-based shipping
companies yesterday said business
had not been interrupted by Hurri-
cane Katrina, but predicted that the
damage sustained by a number of
Gulf Coast oil refineries will result in
increased crude oil prices, which will
likely be passed on to the consumer.

However, others said they were suf-
fering from a shortage of fuel and

’ large containers.

Michael Hall, operations monitor

of Global United, said Katrina had.

affected everyone in regards to an
increase in fuel and crude oil prices,
ranging from marine transportation
companies to airlines and motorists.

He said every transportation sec-
tor has - and will - be impacted by
the rising price of fuel, exacerbated by
the destruction left in the wake of
Katrina.

At Crowley Liner Services, how-
ever, Nat Bosfield, the shipping com;
pany’s director, said business was

operating as usual and, at this time,
the company was not feeling any ill
effects from the recent hurricane.

Greg Cole, owner of Ocean Air
Bahamas, a shipping agent that offers
both airline and sea transportation,
said the rising cost of jet fuel, cou-
pled with a dwindling supply coming
from the US, was having a significant
impact on the company.

"We're hoping they can get it here,
but that's why we're going to try to
check it out to see how much we can
buy here.

' “Tf we can't get it, we can't fly and

we have a flight everyday, he said.

Mr Cole said the impact of dwin-
dling fuel supplies and rising costs
was affecting companies across the
board.

He said the huge shortage in jet
fuel in the Bahamas and the US was
impacting the entire Bahamas in a
huge way, and that supplies were like-
ly to run out unless the authorities
could get the problem under control.

He added, however, that the prob-
lem of aviation fuel shortages was not
likely to go away quickly.

Air's business had also seen some
impact because of the shortage of
equipment.

He said large shipping companies
that used the gulf may have had a
number of their larger containers
either destroyed by Katrina or being
used for other purposes.

He said Ocean Air was having a
difficult time getting 45-foot contain-
ers when they wanted, with the result
being they had to use a larger number
of smaller containers to ship the same
amount of goods, which was also an
increased cost for the consumer.

FROM page 1B

was the 1950s”.

The ACH would provide the
platform for a range of electronic
banking services available in
major developed countries, but
not the Bahamas, and the source
added: ‘They [the commercial
banks] could move on to a totally
new plain and stop opening these
branches. The country would ben-
efit to the tune of tens of millions
of dollars.” Another added:
“They are holding back the econ-
omy. The banks are the single
biggest impediment to e-com-
merce. We are way behind the
eight-ball. If the banks do not so
something, our financial sector is
going to slide in world impor-
tance. We will be sitting here in
2010 and there will still not be a
debit/ATM switch.” ,

The ACH has long been touted
as a platform that could open up
the way for e-commerce and e-

banking in the Bahamas, being ©

designed to electronically process
and settle transfer payments
worth less than $50,000 and, in
the Central Bank’s words,
“diminish the use of cheques in
the medium term”. The amount
of inter-bank cheques cleared
manually and their value has
increased markedly between 1994
and 2004, growing from 2.8 mil-

lion valued at a collective $3.3 bil- .

lion to 4.1 million valued at $7.3

billion. It is understood that Cen-

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERTSON ROMAGE, P.O. BOX
10080, EIGHT MILE ROCK, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a'written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days’from the 31ST day of AUGUST,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.



tral Bank statistics show some
40,000 Bahamian$ cheques are
transacted every day.

Apart from cheques, other
electronic services that could be
provided through an ACH are
direct credits to, and direct debits

from, accounts; debit cards; a-
shared Automatic Teller Machine .

(ATM) network that would allow

Bahamians to use their cash cards.

at any bank branch, rather than
just one; and a central source of
cheque imaging.

The Tribune was told that in
the current paper-heavy com-
mercial banking system, one bank
spent at least $600,000 per year on
moving cheques around. An
ACH would allow for an auto-
mated cheque. clearing facility,
where banks could process and
settle cheques drawn on each oth-
er. Currently, each bank
processed cheques deposited with
it, physically exchanges those
from other banks at the Central
Bank, and then processes these
for a second time at the bank it is
drawn upon. Apart from the time
and labour inefficiencies created
by this system, it also opens up

the process to fraud. An ACH

would also reduce the number of
bounced cheques, estimated offi-
cially to be about 6 per cent of
those written. Direct debits and
credits could be used by Bahami-
an companies for their monthly










payroll operations, and remove
from them the burden of making
deductions from employee
salaries themselves for things such

_ as bank loans. For the consumer,

these also hold out the promise of
better cash flow management and
convenience, as they will know
exactly how much is going out of
their accounts per month - and
when.
Bahamian consumers will also
be able to concentrate their bank-
ing business at one branch, and
use direct debits to pay bills such
as cable, electricity, insurance pre-

miums. The. National Insurance

Board (NIB) could also use this
system to replace the 16,000
cheques it issues per month, again
helping to reduce fraud.

One source told The Tribune
that the ACH would also help
reduce the lost productivity
caused by workers having to

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,

. 2000, the dissolution of CAPE HOPE HOLDINGS |
LIMITED, has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution
has been issued and the Company has therefore been struck

spend half an hour in bank ©

queues waiting to cash and
deposit their pay cheques. Civil

, servants are allowed two hours

off per months for this.

Other facilities flowing from
an ACH will be a Credit Bureau,
sources told The Tribune, as the
centralisation of information on
borrowers’ creditworthiness

would reduce the banks’ vulner- ~

abilities to delinquent borrowers.

Paul McWeeney, the Clearing .

Banks’ chairman and head of the
National Payments Council,

‘which is overseeing the ACH

process, was said to be on.vaca-
tion when The Tribune called
seeking comment. Earlier this
summer, he had indicated that
the banks were having difficulty
reaching a consensus on the ACH
and needed more time to resolve
the issue. Several sources. also
expressed surprise to The Tri-



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Meanwhile, Mr Cole said Ocean





not return a phone call seeking
comment on the process and the
bank’s role in it.

bune that the Central Bank was
not driving the process. Wendy
Craigg, the bank’s governor, did

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UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading global wealth manager, is
seeking an experienced professional to join their team as

OPERATIONS
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In order to meet our requirements all applicants must
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e Series 7 qualifications is a plus;
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¢ Minimum of five years working in the financial
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¢ Sound knowledge of international market and
financial instruments;

¢ Extensive knowledge of processing Corporate
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& Receives;

¢ Solid knowledge of MS Office and related software;

¢ Strong leadership skills;
¢ Teamplayer

' Written applications by Bahamian nationals only should
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Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
.Nassau, Bahamas

ESSO is looking for Talented Candidates to fill the following position.
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THE TRIBUNE



Vee
Boe

FROM page 1B

development workshop, the
former FNM MP said that
while the FTAA process
appeared to have stalled, the
Bahamas needed to watch
developments “warily”.

Opposition

Describing his opposition to
both the FTAA and CSME as
“unalterable”, Mr Turnquest
said one factor behind his anti-
FTAA stance was that import
duties - accounting for between
50-60 per cent of government
revenues per annum - would
have to be replaced.

“To be replaced by what,”
he asked. “Income tax? Sales
taxes? Or a VAT valued added
tax?.

“We do not have at this time
civil servants or a system of
administration which can effi-
ciently implement a new tax
regime. Duties work for us

because revenue is harvested
at the point of entry. This is
simple, straightforward and

perfect for an economy that —

manufactures only sun and
sea.” .

Under principles of non-dis-
crimination that are enshrined
in most free trade agreements,
the Bahamas could not give
advantages and preferences to
Bahamian-owned businesses
that were not also made avail-
able to foreign companies that
wanted to set up in this nation.

Mr Turnquest said:. “No

advantage could be given to

local companies. If a foreign
retailer came in, he could cry
discrimination because Mom
& Pop stores got regulatory
assistance to ‘level the playing
field.

“Indeed, an international
company won a judgement of
$6 million from one of those
secretariats against Ethiopia

because it was determined that
they had given an advantage
to a local firm in the chocolate
business.

“Where would Ethiopia have
gotten the money from to pay
such a fine? In the end, the
company was lobbied not to
enforce the judgement, and
because of negative public rela-
tions associated with enforce-
ment declined to do so.”

_ Regulations

In addition, Mr Turnquest
said the Bahamas would have
to “harmonise” many of its
laws and regulations to bring
them into compliance with the
FTAA’s demands, “not what
we’ Bahamians deemed appro-
priate”.

Price controls on bread bas-
ket items, which would effec-

tively be seen as subsidies
under the FTAA, might have
to be removed, while govern-
ment contracts and procure-
ments had to be opened to
firms from all 35 members
nations and not reserved for
Bahamian companies.

Mr Turnquest said: “There
is no way that our local con-
struction companies could
achieve economies of scale like
those of an American, Cana-
dian or Brazilian construction
firm. Their buying power and
resources would make it impos-
sible for a local firm to com-
petitively price for a bid against
them.

“So instead of our tax dol-
lars developing our citizens, the
profits would flow out to other
countries. Now, of course,
some would argue that this is
the most efficient use of nation-

‘ Legal Notice

NOTICE |

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the

International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), SEASHORE
GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution. Ms Alrena Moxey
is the Liquidator and can be contacted at The Winterbotham Trust
Company Limited, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas.
All persons having claims against the above name company are required

to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts or claims .

to the Liquidator before the 5th day of October, 2005.

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator



2004
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
New Providence

IN THE MATTER of Lot Numbers
_,1,2,3, and portions of Lot Numbers 4
‘ “And 5 situate in Dunmore Town,
. ‘Harbour Island, Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Application
OF VANCE WADSWORTH HUNT
MAJOR

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that Vance Major is applying to
the Supreme Court to have his Title to the following land
investigated under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act,
and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared
in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court in
accordance with the provisions of the said Act:-

“ALL THOSE lots of land being lot numbers 1,2,3, and a
portion of Lots Numbers 4 and 5 situated East of Ripley
Street and North of the Queen’s Highway, Dunmore Town,
' Harbour Island, Bahamas, AND AS to Lot Numbers 1 and
2 bounded NORTHWARDLY by Allotment Number 7 and

running thereon Two Hundred (200) Feet EASTWARDLY .

by a 20 Foot Wide road reservation separating Lot Number
2 from Lot Number 3 and running thereon Four Hundred
and Thirty-nine and Thirty-nine hundredths (439.39) Feet
SOUTHWARDLY by a 20 foot wide road reservation and
running thereon Two Hundred ad Five and Seventy
Hundredths (205. 70) Feet and WESTWARDLY by Ripley
Street and running thereon Three Hundred and Ninety-
Five and Twenty-Five One Hundredths (395.25) Feet.
AND AS TO Lots 3, and portions of Lots 4 and 5 bounded
NORTHWARDLY BY Lots 6 and 28 and running thereon
Three Hundred and Forty-six and Six Hundredths (346.06)
Feet EASTWARDLY by a 20 Foot wide reservation and
running thereon Two Hundred and Seventy-one Hundredths
(244.71) Feet SOUTHWARDLY by other portions of Lots
4 and 5 the property of Rosemary Mitchell and running
thereon One Hundred and Twenty (120) Feet EASWARDLY
by a portion of Lot 4 the property of Rosemary Mitchell
and running thereon Two Hundred and Forty and Eighteen

| Hundredths (240.18) Feet and SOUTHWARDLY by a 20

Foot wide road reservation and running thereon Two
Hundred and Fifty-seven Hundredths (200.57) Feet.

Copies of the plan may be inspected during normal office
hours at the following places:-

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House, »

East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas.
2. The chambers of James M. Thompson, Terrace House,
First Terrace and Collins Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioner or his Attorney a Statement of
his, her or its claim in the prescribed form verified by an
affidavit and other related documents to be filed and served

therewith by the 22nd day of.September, A.D., 2005. Failure

of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 22nd day of September, A.D., 2005,
will operate as a bar to such Claim

ANDREW THOMPSON’

Attorney for the Petitioner



Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

CARAMBA LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the
International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), CARAMBA
LIMITED is in dissolution. Ms Alrena Moxey is the Liquidator and can
be contacted at The Winterbotham Trust Company Limited, Marlborough
& Queen Streets, Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against
the above name company are required to send their names, addresses
and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before the 5th
day of October, 2005.

’ Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FRONT CHAMPION SHIPPING
_ COMPANY LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FRONT CHAMPION SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 2nd September,
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

“.-(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Jurgen Salamon of Stockholmer

Allee 53,44269 Dortmund, Germany
Dated the 6th day of September, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

_ Legal Notice

NOTICE

PAEETOR ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Creditors having ico or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 27th October, A.D.,
2005. In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 6th day of September, A.D., 2005

‘Arthur Seligman
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING
COMPANY LIMITED |

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 2nd September,
2005 when its Articles of Pen were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Jurgen Salamon of Stockholmer
Allee 53,44269 Dortmund, Germany

Dated the 6th day of September, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company







al resources,. I respond that our
national resources are for
Bahamians to profit from.”

Agreement

_ On the CSME, Mr Turn-
quest said it was obvious that
the agreement, with its long-
term goals of a single currency,
uniform legislation, har-
monised monetary and fiscal
policies, and the Caribbean
Court of Justice acting as the
arbiter of all trade disputes,
“could not fly” where the
Bahamas was concerned.

If it joined, Mr Turnquest
said the Bahamas would be
forced to give up its strong cur-
rency, gained through the 1:1
peg with the US$, for one that
“would contain within its value,
the negative impact of the
weaker economies of our
Caribbean brethren.

“In other words, we would
be trading our strong Forex
position for a weak one. While
the position of weaker mem-
bers would have been
enhanced, ours would have
greatly diminished. So there
was nothing in the deal for us.”

In addition, Mr.Turnquest



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said the CSME would have’,
encouraged Caribbean nation- *
als to “flock” to the stronger:
Bahamian economy. He used’:
the example of the UK, where
immigrants where entitled to
financial benefits if they could
not find work, as an example of:
the effects on the UK.

He added that Bahamian:
services, such as health and: |
education, were already being
“overburdened” by illegal.
immigrants, with Bahamians
being “crowded-out?;-—--—

Referring to the European
Union, (EU), where nations
such as France had rejected the
draft constitution meant to
bring closer political integra-.
tion, Mr Turnquest said: “The
reality is, ladies and gentlemen,
that it is a utopian fantasy to
think that countries with dif-
ferent histories, cultures, lan-
guage and mores could inte-,
grate on the levels envisioned
by the pied pipers of disaster. .

“Jt did not work over there,
and it will not work over here.
We must ensure that our gov-
ernments act purely in our.
interests, not the interests of.
ideologues” with flawed
designs.”













Legal Notice

'. NOTICE

FRONT CHAMPION SHIPPING

COMPANY LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 14th October, A.D.,
2005. In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of
any distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 6th day of September, AD. 2005

Jurgen Salamon
Liquidator
Stockholmer Allee 53
44269 Dortmund
Germany

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EQUATOR ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED’

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

In accordance with Section 238 of The Companies Act, NOTICE is «
hereby given that at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company «
held on the 18th day of August A.D., 2005 the following Resolutions

were passed:

1. That EQUATOR ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED be wound

up voluntarily

2. That Arthur Seligman be appointed te Liquidator for the purpose

of such winding up.

Dated the 6th day of September A.D., 2005.

Arthur Seligman
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING
COMPANY LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) FRONT CENTURY SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED is in dissolution
under the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000.'

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 2nd September,
2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to-and registered by

the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Jurgen Salamon of Stockholmer
Allee 53,44269 Dortmund, Germany

Dated the 6th day of September, A.D. 2005.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.
Attorneys for the above-named Company


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following breaches of the Laws of The Bahamas, and will be sold by tender:- PINDER, Kenneth : Sickness
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to Friday. ‘ ROLLE, Demeatress : Sickness
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of the envelope should bear the words:- : SANDS, Patnck ; Industrial Injury
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SPORTS

Weekend
basketball
action 1S
just the
beginning

@ BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS Basketball Federa-
tion (BBF) president David Morley
revealed that the weekend exhibi-
tion games featuring three top
schools from the National Collegiate

3 Athletic Association (NCAA) are
just the first step made by the feder-
ation in a bid to improve the sport in
the country.

After the successful weekend,
Morley and other executive mem-
bers are looking at more avenues,
which will work hand in hand with
the sporting tourism effort.

The federation is hoping to host
tournaments that will feature not
only collegiate teams, but teams from
the NBA and the WNBA.

He said: “The tournament was a
major success. There was a high lev-
el of play and we are grateful to the
teams for coming down.

“But as we look at the success of
this weekend tournament, our goals
and objectives will expand. We will
continue on in the effort of trying to
expose our athletes to high level
competition.”

The BBF has successfully hosted a

. women’s Thanksgiving tournament
in Freeport, Grand Bahama every
year.

The tournament features top

‘names from the NCAA, however
local base teams aren’t allowed to
play in the tournament.

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Lockhart and
Delancy may
run for golf
presidency post

a GOLF
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Senior Sports Reporter Reporter

WHEN the Bahamas Golf Federa-
tion holds its election of officers on
Sunday, October 9, one of the top
male players and a female administra-
tor could be among those vying for the
post of president.

Although the last day for nomina-
tions is set for Friday, September 9 —
30 days before the elections as man-
dated by the federation’s constitution - :
Milford ‘Shaggy’ Lockhart has con- i
firmed his intention to run and Agatha
Delancy indicated that she’s still con-
templating.

The elections are held ahead of time
because of the sudden resignation of
K. Neville Adderley, who decided to
quit to devote more time to law prac-
tice.

Lockhart, a long-time national team
member and former Southern Divi-
sional director, said he feels he’s the
ideal man to continue the trend that
has been left behind by Adderley.

But Lockhart said he wants to take
it a step further in trying to secure the
land that has been promised for the
federation to erect its own golf course.

Before the sport “goes the way of
bowling,” said Lockhart, referring to
how the Bahamas Bowling Federation
lost its home at the Bowling Alley a
couple years ago, he. wants to make
sure that the “Bahamian golfers are
not priced out of the game at the local
properties.”

“I’m not sure what role the govern-
ment is playing in this,” he said, “but
they don’t seem to be protecting our
interest.”

Benefiting as he did from a scholar-
ship, Lockhart said his aim would be to
build the sport through a more vibrant
youth programme.

Potential

“We want to make the potential per-

-son, who might be a drain on the
resources, a plus to our community,”
he insisted. “And, therefore, if we can
turn that child, who might be able to
afford to go to school, to get a golf

‘scholarship to go, we can turn that
aspect of the country around.”

If the federation can produce at
least 10 scholarship recipients a year,

‘over the course of a decade, Lockhart
said the country would save more than
a $1 million dollars, which is about the
equivalent of the cost of construction
of a golf course.

Lockhart, a lawyer by profession, is
expected to challenged by Delancy,
who, if nominated, will be the first
woman to contest for the top post in
the federation.

Mervin Burrows is another name
that has surfaced as a potential candi-

-date for nomination.

On his slate; former president Ken

Francis, Felix Stubbs, Kelsey Rolle and i

Andrew Flowers.are also expected to
contest-the other positions, including
the vice president elect and six direc-
tors positions.

Delancy, currently the first paid
administrator for the federation, said
she’s still contemplating the position.

“TI know it’s a lot of work, but it’s not
new to me because I have been secre-.
tary of the federation for eight consec- °
utive years,” she noted.

“So I know what kind of work is
entitled because I have a full time job
with the federation and I know what
the work is I have to do.”

Delancy, the chairman of the Ladies
Golf Association, said she’s jtist wait-
ing to confer with certain persons
before she makes her final decision on
whether or not she will contest the
post.







manager calls for

SOFTBALL. .
By BRENT STUBBS.
Senior Sports Reporter

BAHAMAS Softball Federation

men’s national team manager Godfrey

‘Gully’ Burnside is. calling for more
commitment from players selected to

‘represented the country.
Burnside commended the 18-mem-

_ ber team that finished fourth in Carta-

-gena, Colombia last week to qualify

for the Central American and
Caribbean Games next year.

-But Burnside said, in order to be
prepared to participate in the games
and the Pan American qualifying tour-
nament next year, the players have to
be more committed to the national

' team programme.

Problems

~“We ran into some problems with
some ‘of the pitchers here, who, for
some reason, didn’t go with the team,”
Burnside revealed.

Burnside said they were not partic-
ularly affected by the absence of the
players. But he indicated that he and
the coaching staff wanted to take a
look at these playets before they head-

more commitment

Burnside speaks out

ed to next year’s tournaments.

At the Pan Am qualifying tourna- |

ment, the Bahamas will have an oppor-
tunity to qualify for the International
Softball Federation’s World Fast Pitch
Softball Championships.

Although the federation has indi-
cated that some penalties will be issued
to those players who decided at the
last minute not to travel, Burnside said
it would be good to sit down with the
persons in question and find out exact-
ly why they declined.

“Take Pedro Marcellus, for instance,
he indicated that he was going and then
all of a sudden at the last minute, he
decided that he wasn’t going,” Burn-
side stressed.. “I don’t know why. He
never indicated why.

“But there’s no pride and commit-
ment in anything. There’s a means of
working it out. Like I told the coaching
staff, we really need to sit down with

after CAC qualification

them and try to find out what’s the

‘ problem and what we can do to correct

the problem.”
Based on what he had to ork with

- in Colombia, Burnside said he would-
-mt like to make any drastic changes

to the team because he felt they all
came together as the tournament pro-
gressed and they got the job done.

@ \ @
Pitching
‘If there is any area of concern, Burn-
side said it would have to be in the
pitching department where he feel they

can “get a little stronger”.
“And we need a little more speed,”

he said. “In these tournaments, I won’t:

want to go with power because in this
country, we don’t have the power hit-
ting at that level. We had some players
here who can crush the ball.



“But over there, there’s too many.

_ drop balls, too many curves for the:

players to hit the home runs. In the:
whole tournament, I believe that only:
about two or three home runs were
hit. That’s how tough the pitching was.” '

The Bahamas lacked.some offensive:
prowess, which limited the team’s over--
all performance.

Compact catcher/outfielder Philip
Culmer, who made his debut on the
national team, said they performed: as.
well as they could.

““We just came up on the short end
of the stick, but at least we qualified for
the CAC Games,” he pointed out. “We:
came together just: before we travelled.:
What you put in is what you get out.

“T think if we get together.a lot ear--

lier and we are able to play in one or:

two tournaments before we travel, we’
should be able to do a lot better.”

Even though they were missing some.
pitchers, Culmer said the team they
had in Colombia. went out and per-
formed exceptionally well.

As for the CAC Games and the Pan
Am qualifying tournament, Culmer
said if the federation can announce the
team early.and they can work out well
in advance, they should be able to _
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the Bahamas on the map

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

THEY may not be produc-
ing traditional Bahamian
music, with lyrics about island
life put to a funky Junkanoo
beat, but Bahamian musicians
living abroad are making their
mark on the ‘international
music scene.

Taimark is one of those
Bahamian artists.

. He made his second home in
Florida around 13 years ago
and is leading the pack of suc-
cessful Bahamian musicians
who live outside the country.
He recently returned home to
perform at the 2nd Annual
Bahamas Film Festival’s
“Untouched All-White Party”.
Celi Moss, chairperson of the
festival, is also his cousin, and
Taimark told The Arts that he
“just couldn’t pass up an
opportunity to contribute”.

Though he was very
“ashamed” to say it, his recent
stint away from the capital,
though he did visit Freeport
four years ago for a day.

Proud

“T apologise to the Bahamian

people, but I’ve been working
really hard trying to make them
proud of me and putting the
Bahamas on the map, not just
with music but for everything

else,” he says. “I am so proud

to be a Bahamian. Everywhere
I go, they don’t believe me
when I say that I am. They say
that I’m Puerto Rican or
Cuban. No, I am Bahamian,
100 per cent, no doubt about,”
says the artist, trying to end
talks that Bahamian artists who
live abroad are “selling out”
Taimark has opened concerts
for big names like Wyclef Jean,
Missy Elliot, Ludacris, and
New Edition, and performed
-at Club Mansion, “one of
Miami’s hottest nightspots”.
He believes that most
Bahamian artists who leave the
country are simply trying to
“make it big” for themselves
and prove that music on an
“international level” can come
out of the Bahamas.

Generation

Not knocking popular
Bahamian artist like KB, Ira
Storr or Elon Moxey, whose
music follows a more island
tone, Taimark says that some
Bahamians, especially those in
the younger generation, are
attracted to “more American”
styles of music, like hip hop
and R&B. And as a result,
young Bahamians who pursue
these musical styles often trav-
el to the United States, where
there is “more of an audience
for production”.

Taimark may just be the
encouragement that these
younger artists need. And the
Bahamian artist with the most
promise, at least according to
earlier breakout artists.

“T actually spoke to Baha
Men and they were like, ‘once
you blow, it’s over. I know we
did good with putting the
Bahamas on the map with
‘Who Let the Dogs Out’, but I
know when America and the
world hears you they are not
even going to believe (that)
you are from the Bahamas first
of all, and it’s gonna be all over
because now it’s about to hap-
pen’,” says the artist about his
conversation with the Gram-
my-award winning group.

.

Musician
to release
his debut

album by

end of year

Taimark knows first hand
how difficult it is to make that
decision to leave home and fol-
low a dream. He was a member
of an all-male group, “Dream 4

You”, a New Edition-styled
‘boy band that performed

around Nassau. They left for
the-US to record.some songs
with “the same guy who dis-
covered Bobby Brown and
Usher”, but things didn’t work
out. It was supposed to be an
opportunity for greater distri-
bution but it turned out to be a
decision that led to disappoint-
ment.

Taimark explains: “I left to
go to college to study, and it
wasn’t even music. It was busi-
ness. And the group recorded

some stuff but everything did-

n’t work out how we planned.
We were all excited about
making it big but some things
get in the way of that. America
is so big and people want a spe-
cific sound.”
e e
Writing

After their dreams fell
through, other members of the
group decided to return to Nas-
sau but Taimark stayed in
Florida, since he had family
there. He began writing and
producing work for other
artists and thought he would
never perform again.

But as fate would have it, the
artist returned to the stage, this
time to pursue a solo career.
His return came after persons
who heard him sing thought he
sounded far better than the
artists he was producing. But
he would soon find out that
pursuing a solo career was very
different from singing in a
group.

“It was difficult because
there were no.other friends on
stage for me to look at, and if I
messed up my routine there
was no one else there. So when
I’m on stage I’m thinking, it’s
just me, so okay, I really have
to entertain these people by
myself. So it was harder,” he
shares.

But he made it work and will ©

release his already complete
debut album at the end of the
year. The title, “Call Me 786-
290-1779”, is his real home
phone number. And as one
might imagine, it is an invita-
tion for the ladies to call.

“In one day, the first record
(radio stations) played, I got
1,800 calls and tried to answer
all of them,” he notes.
But Taimark’s decision to post
his phone number was some-
what of a mistake. “I was in
the studio recording another
song and a friend called on the
phone and said they didn’t
know my number. So as a joke
I sang (my number) without

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THE ORIGINALS, a
Rake and Scrape Band
out of Long Island,
brought the annual
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Cultural Festival alive
on Sunday in New York
City.

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poetry, Bahamian
food, souvenirs and
illustrations of
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ALBUM: My Season
ARTIST: PC

A PTM Records
Production

MY SEASON, the
debut album by
Bahamian artist PC is a
fitting title for the
singer who has pro-
claimed this project to
be his “breakout into
bigger things”.

And his determina-
tion, helped by a
demanding voice and
interesting lyrics, is
sure to make it a suc-
cess.

The six-track album
that features five songs,
and “Calm”, an instru-
mental at the end,
showcases mainly hip-
hop and rap styles. But
there are some hard-
core dancehall tracks
like “Trojan Rider”,
the most disturbing
track in this album.

Title

Other songs, like the
title track, and “No
Time to Burn”, which
speak to his life strug-
gles and perseverance
to succeed, are more
inviting. Songs like
these and “Thank You”
provide details of how
he grew up “without a
real mother’s love”,
facing “dirty rumors”,
“poor” and “raised as a

poor kid”, for example. |

My favourite track is
the first, “My Season”,
and not only because of
the catchy hook, “I’m
on a roll, it’s my season
and it ain’t no game..”,
but the solid pounding
beat that opens this
album with a bang and
forces the listener to at
least hear him out.

PC is following a
“call of destiny” and
failing is not an option.

‘© For more
information of the
artist, log on to
www.pclyrics.com.

artsi

@ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

BAHAMIAN singer/song-
writer, PC, is “fed up” with
life’s struggles and wants to
use his music to “liberate”
others. And he’s attempted to
do just that in his debut
album, “My Season”.

The album, released last
week, is a real life documen-
tary of the hardship that PC
faced as a teenager. “This
album is all about the strug-
gles and obstacles that I have
faced in my life, and showing
that I am sick and tired of
dealing with these problems
and issues,” says the young
artist in an interview with The
Arts.

“If you never get sick and
tired of dealing with these
things and continue to accept
whatever you get, you never
reach a point where you can
do better.

“So this album is all about
me showing people that it’s
my season, my time to do
what I want to do for myself,

THE ARTS

PC hoping to liberate
others with ‘My Season’

theory at the Royal School of
Music.

He began recording profes-
sionally at the age of 13, and
now as a recording artist who
has produced an album, PC



“My music is different from
what many Bahamian artists
are doing because it’s on an
international level, in terms of
style, content and quality. ’'m
a versatile artist who deals
with a variety of flavours,
showing musical styles that
are not typically Bahamian.”



my time to make it happen for
me,” he adds.
For the artist who only

wants to be referred to as PC, ,

and says that he is in his “ear-
ly 20s”, music has always been
a part of his life...

At the age of three, his

i uncle Bravio Miller saw his

interest in the arts and gave
him a red keyboard as a gift.
During the evenings, while his
mother prepared dinner, she
would listen to Bravio play
the box guitar while PC
accompanied him on the key-
board.
Then at the age of. six, PC
began playing more advanced
compositions, like “Amazing
Grace”. It was at this young
age that PC made a “passion-
ate” decision to pursue a
career in the music industry,
which lead him to study music



Singer/songwriter, PC.

says that he is “creating new
inroads in the music industry

. of the Bahamas and taking

Bahamian music to new levels

‘by refusing to be limited by

our cultural boundaries”.

His six-track album, and the
majority of his music, forms a
hip-hop meets rap meets pop
combination, with bits of

_ dancehall here and there.

“My music is different from
what many Bahamian artists
are doing because it’s on an
international level, in terms of
style, content and quality. I’m
a versatile artist who deals
with a variety of flavours,
showing musical styles that are
not typically Bahamian,” he
adds.

Following his dreams.to
become an international artist,
PC is taking a major step as he
moves to Atlanta in a few
weeks. He has several perfor-

brief



@ Summer Madness
Revue 2005 opens Tuesday,
September 13, 8.30pm at the
Dundas Centre with a gala

evening that will benefit the . f

AIDS Foundation. Regular
performances take place
8.30pm nightly Wednesday

‘- Saturday. Gala night tickets .

$25 (includes after theatre
desserts reception). Regular
tickets $20. To book tickets
call the Dundas at 393-3728
or €-mail julcat61@hot-
mail.com or fax 393-3342.

@ Popopstudios Gallery
features work by Bahamian
artists Jason Bennett, John
Cox, Blue Curry, Toby Lunn
and Heino Schmid. The
gallery is located on Dun-
more Ave in Chippingham,
next to Dillet’s Guest House
(1/4 mile south of the
Bahamas Humanes Society).
Call 323-5220 or 322-5850 for
more information.

@ The National Collection
@ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, an exhibi-
tion that takes the viewer on
a journey through the histo-
ry Of fine art in the Bahamas.

It features signature pieces
from the national collection,
including recent acquisitions
by Blue Curry, Antonius
Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin- Smith.

Call 328-5800 to book tours.



i Pictured is one of the paintings featured in
the exhibition, the “Fifth Drink” by Edison
Godfrey Rolle.



mances already planned,
including a private function
for “venture capitalists”. PC
will be in Atlanta for two
months before going on to
California, where he will col-
laborate with various local
artists for his sophomore pro-
ject, “Empowered to
Achieve”. In California, PC
will also begin shooting a

video for a song he describes’
as a “wedding song”. The.

video, he adds, will be aired
on BET some time next year.

Honour

But PC isn’t just getting his
start in producing. After he
graduated senior high school
in 1997, PC joined a Bahami-
an band known as the Island
Boys. Because the Island Boys
were “in demand”, joining the
band was a “great honour” for

the artist. But PC wanted to
leave the band to work on his
single, “Together”, which was
recorded by Dillion McKen-
zie, one of the country’s most
honoured sound engineers.

With limited funds, the
artist knew marketing his sin-
gle would be a challenge, so
at the age of 18 he became a
one-man band, taking to the
streets to sell his cassette
tapes.

It was at this time, according
to his website, that PC decided
he would “do nothing else,
except have a career in the

’ music business”.

He went back to the studio
in May of 1998 to begin
recording five new songs that
he had written about putting a
stop to violence. He did not
publicly release those songs
but began producing his sec-
ond single, “You Know I Love
You”, in 2003 .

That single was completed
in December 2003 and
released the following July.

Later that year, PC met Jef-
frey Gomez (aka) Silva, and
they began planning his debut
album. The songs were written
by PC and engineered by Sil-
va.

While music is something
that the artist admits he can’t
do without, it is also demand-
ing and takes its toll on those
who produce it, he notes. .

It seems to be a bitter-sweet
scenario.

“I work relentlessly, some-
times I’m in the studio two,
three days, with one to two
hours of rest in between.
When I’m in the studio I nev-
er feel tired, but when it’s time
to leave, that’s when I feel like
I was run over by.a tractor.

“My involvement in the

music business brings me .a
happiness that overwhelms
me... | have always made deci-
sions in my life that I felt com-
fortable with, regardless of the
circumstances.”

Original

When it comes to produc-
ing music, he says that every
artist should be original. “I do
not believe in competing. I.
compare myself with no one, :
because everyone is unique in:
his/her own way. The music
business itself is a competitive
industry but I do not approach
it from that perspective. ! seek
to release the music that I
hear and feel inside me,
without comparing it to
someone else’s work,” he -
adds.

He says that his debut
album is a depiction of his
character — his motivation as
well as some aspects of himself
that some persons may view.
as explicit.

-On his most controversial
track, which talks about sex,
PC says: “When people think
about sexuality, why do we
have to be so in the closet
about it? I think that sex is an.
open topic and we shouldn’t
hide from it.

“So this song is talking
about what I want, what men
want. And making the point
that we are not afraid to talk
about it. We need to be open
to talk about it, so I am defy-
ing all sexual boundaries that
we shouldn’t be talking
about.” :

And this, says the artist, has
been his attitude throughout.
life - “face a challenging top-
ic without fear”.

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Artist: Taimark

A Taimark Entertainment Production

i By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

THOUGH the album has not been released
and won’t be hitting the market until the end of
the year, if the album sounds anything like that
promotional release cut, listeners are in for a

treat.

Taimark, Bahamian- born; Florida-based artist
has a hip-hop flavour that is convincing. But we -
can only speak for his promotional cut, which
holds seven of the tracks that will appear on the

album.

It opens with “U Think You Hotta Than Me”,

a track which will have shoulders bouncing as he

gives props to the Bahamas, and tells how he’s liv-
ing the good life on an international scene.

' Some tracks, fit with sensual conversations

review

Album: Call Me 789-290-1779



and phone sound effects change the momentum
on this album. But to say that he sounds like LL

Cool J is exactly right. It comes across strongly in

track two, “Tonight” and track three, “Call Me

786-290-1779”. Taimark’s voice bears a remark-
‘ably eerie resemblance to LL’s.

My favourite feature on this album is the rela-

, tionship between tracks three and four. “Call Me
-786-290-1779” is an invitation for a woman to
call him, and “Call Me 786-290-1779 Answer:
Record”, which features female artist Tenaj,

changes the hook to, “I won’t call you”.

There’s no mistaking the fact that this album is
totally dedicated to love, with very distinct beats
on every track sure to have the listener proud of .
this Bahamian artist who is doing big things in the
United States...

Be warned though, after listening to this album
you may be tempted to give ‘Taimark a call, which

’ I'm sure the artist would be pleased to receive.

¢ For more information on the album contact

Taimark Entertainment at 1-786-290-1779.

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Yellow Fever @ Pirates of Nassau, Saturday,
September 10. Prizes from Solomon's Mines
go out to the sexiest lady in yellow and the lady
wearing the most yellow. Admission: ladies,
$10 and gents, $15. An additional $5 to persons
not wearing yellow. Drink special: Bacardi
_ "Sunshine". Security provided by Knights of
the Round Table.

| Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday
night @ Club Trappers, Nassau’s “upscale”
gentleman’s club. Featuring 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.

_ Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every
Thursday night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies
free before lam, $10 after. Guys: $15 all
night. Drink special: 3 @ $10 (Bacardi) Give-

_ aways and door prizes every week.

- Smirnoff Party Experience every Friday at
Dicky Mo’s. Pure party pleasure Bahamas
. Style.

Saturday Night Live every Saturday night
@ Club Fluid, Bay St. The biggest party of
‘ the week, pumping all your favourite hits
all night long. Ladies in free before 11pm.
Strict security enforced.

Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz

spinning the best in Old Skool. Admission

~ $35. all inclusive food and drink.

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

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday.
Doors open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cov-
er 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. 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 8pm to
midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials all
night long.

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco’s, Sandy-
port, 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.

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West
Bay St and Skyline Drive. Singer/song-



resh off its very successful
“Outrageous in Red Party”,
KO Productions is set to host

the third installment of its

colour fetes this Saturday. “Yel-
low Fever” goes down at Pirates of Nas-

sau, King & George treets. The company

encourages those who come out to wear
yellow outfits or any combination of y
low.

writer Steven Holden performs solo with
special guests.on Thursday from 9pm - mid-
night.

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
eee British Colonial Hilton, Wednes-
day-Thursday 8pm-12am.

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Dri-
ve. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key
board in the After Dark Room every Sun-
day, 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-
D. 30pm.

THE ARTS

The National Collection @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, an exhibition that
takes the viewer on a 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, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Ben-

Describing yellow as “a condition of





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Hlow. Gifts provide by
Solomon’s Mines

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jamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours.
This exhibition closes February 28, 2006.

HEALTH

Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series:
Distinguished pediatrician

Dr Percival McNeil, will discuss Children’s
Health on Thursday, September 15 at 6pm in
the Doctors Hospital conference room. The
lecture

will focus on children’s health issues and is
free to the general public. Free blood pres-
sure, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be
performed between 5pm and 6pm. To ensure
available seating RSVP 302-4603.

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

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup-
port group meets the first Monday of each
month at 6.30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is pro-
vided and free blood sugar, blood pressure
and cholesterol testing is available. For more
info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the

third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doctors.

Hospital conference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets



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every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except August
aid December) @ the Nursing School,
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre
of the American Heart Association offers
CPR classes certified by the AHA. The
course defines the warning signs of respira-
tory 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.

‘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

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7.30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's Din-
ing Room, College Avenue off Moss Road.
Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean
St. Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7. 30pm @
British Colonial Hilton. Club 1600 meets
Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @ The J

: _ Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave.

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and
fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder
Building, Collins Ave at 6pm. Club 612315
meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau
Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494 meets
every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the
Solomon’s Building, East-West Highway.
Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday
night at 7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek; Central Andros. All are wel-
come.

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

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

_Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every

second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House,
IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.

The Nassau, Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the
month in the Board Room of the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Columbus
meets the second and fourth Wednesday of
the month, 8pm @ St Augustine’s Mones-
tary.

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

International Association of Administrative
Professionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the
third Thursday of every month @ Super-
clubs 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 promotes the
Spanish language and culture in the com-
munity.



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one such film.

Based loosely on Ray
Bradbury’s classic short sto-
ry of the same name, the
film is set in 2055, where a
time travelling invention has
led to the creation of Time
Safari Inc, run by Ben
Kingsley’s tyrannical
Charles Hatton. Basically,
it’s a holiday package com-
pany which allows the rich,
accompanied by safari
leader Edward Burns, to
jump back 65 million years |
and shoot dinosaurs.

-Hatton-—and—company

learn the dangers of tam-
pering with the fabric of
time however, when a busi-
nessman breaks the golden
of rule of “never bringing
anything back” after inad- .
vertently standing on a but-
terfly.

So what does this seem-
ingly minor act mean for the
future? In Bradbury’s origi-
nal story it meant an intrigu-
ing world of alternative Eng-
lish and twisted political atti-
tudes. In a memorable
Simpson’s episode based on
the same premise, it meant a
totalitarian state run by Ned
Flanders.

In A Sound of Thunder it
means monkey lizards. And
lots of them.

Quite why we have these
creatures running about is
never really explained. Nor
is the fact that the future is
changed in “waves” which
make their way through
time.

But logic is the least of A
Sound of Thunder's worries.

The major problem is the
extremely dodgy “special”
effects.

The opening scene fea-
turing a dinosaur bearing
down on the safari team was
| so bad, I thought the movie
projectionist had left his
Playstation on. But.that’s
nothing compared to the
glimpses at 2055 Chicago.

You could almost hear
audible gasps of horror as a
distinctly uncomfortable
Edward Burns walks on the
spot with cartoon-like street
backgrounds flickering their
way into the distance.

Then there’s a set piece.
involving a_ pathetic
lizard/eel type thing that the
Sci-Fi Channel would have
turned its nose up at.

Given these obstacles, it’s
no wonder that the cast
looks so:ill at ease. Edward
Burns grimaces his way
through the action, and is so
stiff he looks like a special
effect himself. Speaking of
stiff, Ben Kingsley’s shock
of white hair almost outdoes
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