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The Tribune
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Volume: 101 No.262



TAKING THEIR PLACE ON

‘THE WALL OF FAME

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BAHAMAS EDITION

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005

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National Trust
calls for harsher
penalties to stop
illegal fishing in
Exuma Cays

Hi. By DENISE MAYCOCK
--Tribune Freeport

Reporter

‘FREEPORT: - Bahamas
National Trust officers are call-
ing for the courts to hand out
tougher penalties to help in the
fight against poachers:in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park.

Two weeks ago, said BNT
executive Eric Carey, a com-
mercial vessel from Nassau was
arrested in the park, taken to
Black Point, kept overnight and
released the next day after the
occupants agreed to pay a fine.

The minimum fine for fish-

ing in the park is $300. The-

National Trust wants a stronger
message to be sent out by the
courts with the handing down
of the maximum penalty, which
-could include the confiscation
of the poacher’s vessel. |
Trust officials are actively

reviewing its system of patrols
at the park, where protected
marine boundaries are being
breached daily by poachers,
Mr Carey said that deficien-

cies in manpower and equip-.

ment must be addressed in
order to implement more effec-
tive patrols of the sea park.

The land and sea park, which
is 22 miles long and four miles
wide, was established in 1958.
It was declared a “no take”
zone in 1986, making it illegal to
fish, or to remove anything from
the land within its boundaries.

Mr Carey said the sea park
serves as a nursery and replen-
ishment area, where fish are
able to breed.

Even though it is a protected
area, he reported that large
quantities of fish are being com-
mercially harvested at the sea
park for supply to businesses

SEE page 12

Robbery at gunpoint

i By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are urging the pub-
lic to be extremely careful as
they enter their homes, espe-
cially at night.

The warning comes after a
65-year-old Garden: Hills
woman was held up by a gun-
























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man late Friday.

According to Chief Inspector
Walter. Evans, the woman had
just got out of her car around
11pm when a “dark male” con-
fronted her. He was armed with
a handgun. The man snatched
her handbag and disappeared

SEE page 12

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‘Punish the poachers



ELISHA OBED (ight) has his portrait unveiled on the Wall of Fame at Nassau International Airport on Saturday as
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Neville Wisdom looks on. Obed, the first Bahamian to win an individual boxing title at
world level, was one of six Bahamian athletes recognised at the ceremony. ° See Sports section for more.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

Two men
in hospital _
following |

stabbing

li By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

WEEKEND crime has left
two men hospitalised with stab
wounds. Police are also investi-
gating three armed robberies
that took place at a restaurant,
dry cleaners and car rental
office. —

According to police, the first
stabbing occurred Friday
evening when a 44-year-old res-
ident of Yellow Elder was rid-
ing his bicycle on Bellot Road
shortly after 8 pm.

The man told police that he
was approached by several men
who beat him, took his bicycle
and stabbed him in the left side
of his abdomen. The man was
taken to hospital where he is
listed in stable condition.

The second stabbing occurred
on Saturday evening. This time

the victim was a 19-year- old.

resident of Elizabeth Estates.
According to police reports, the

SEE page 12

cy
:

Torchbearers
yet to decide
on new
leader of FNM

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

DAVID Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said that as a group they
have not decided who they will
back as party leader at this time.

Mr Jordine told The Tribune
that within the youth associa-
tion, there are both supporters
of Tommy Turnquest and Dion
Foulkes.

He said the association has
taken this stand because mem-
bers are waiting for all interest-
ed persons to “throw their
names into the hat.”

So far both Mr Turnquest
and Mr Foulkes are the only
candidates who have officially
offered themselves for leader-
ship of the party.

It was reported earlier in The
Tribune, that Mr Foulkes told
the Torchbearers Association
that he has a vision and ambi-
tious agendas for the party and
the country.

He also indicated that “I’m
running because I believe I will

SEE page 12

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two missing men



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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK.

Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama police are search-

ing for two men who have .

been missing for more than
a week. They were last seen
boarding a vessel at Port
Lucaya Marina,
Superintendent Basil
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at the boat dock in the area
of Scorpio on the
BayRestaurant in Port
Lucaya.

At the time, both men

SEE page 12



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@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

. FNM Leader Tommy Turn-
quest urged Bahamian youth to
share in his vision for a "better
Bahamas for all Bahamians."

Speaking at the FNM's
Torchbearers Association youth
conclave on Saturday, Mr Turn-
quest said he envisions a
Bahamas where Bahamians are
"the drivers of our economic
engine" and are investors
receiving benefits and conces-
sions.

In securing this vision, he told
young persons in attendance
that a holistic approach must

be taken to education:

"Some of you are still in
school. I encourage you to study
hard and prepare yourself,

despite disappointments and:

challenges. Use those disap-
pointments and challenges to

_ boost you to move to even

greater heights," said Mr Turn-
quest. —

Conclave

The youth conclave under
the theme “Securing Our
Future: Blazing the Path
Ahead", centred on such issues
as youth and education, oppo-
sition politics, young people tak-
ing advantage of opportunities
and religion and politics.

Donald Saunders, president
of COB's Alumni Association
and a COB council member,
passed on the message that pur-
suing education is a worthwhile
journey.

"Young Bahamians, we will
only be able to maintain our
status as.a world leader in
tourism, financial services and
maritime affairs if our young
people continue to take full
advantage of the educational
opportunity available to them.
You and I must therefore con-
tinue to push for academic
excellence in our country," said
Mr Saunders. ;

Motivational speaker
Michael Pintard said that the
role of young people in politics

or every McDonald’s Cookie you purchase

of October 2005,

cDonald’s will make a

vision’

@ FNM LEADER
Tommy Turnquest

is to empower other young per-
sons through having access to
accurate information, the deci-
sion making bodies in the coun-
try and resources.

Other speakers included:
Carl Bethel, chairman of the
FNM, Italia Johnson, former
speaker of the House of Assem-
bly, and Rev Melvin Grant, for-
mer Torchbearers president.

Leading up to the 2007 elec-

tions, David Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said the association wants

to be the "watch dogs " for the
youth.

He said on Friday that the
Torchbearers made themselves
available to young persons
through a walkabout in the Bain
Town constituency.

Some of thé issues coming
out of the walkabout was that
young persons felt that they do
not have enough access to their
member of parliament and that
there are not enough positive
activities in the area, he said.

“These are the cries of the
young people. The young peo-
ple now realise what they want
and what they need,” said Mr
Jordine.









THE TRIBUNE

‘No final decision’
on controversial
development plan

m By KARAN MINNIS

NO FINAL decisions
have been made about a
controversial Mayaguana
joint development plan,
according to Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Minis-
ter Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son.

It was reported in The Tri-
bune last week that
Mayaguanians are upset
over a massive tourism
development plan which,
they say, will rob them of
their birthright and hand a
large chunk of the island to
foreigners.

It was also claimed that
government failed to consult
the community about the
development.

However, speaking to The
Tribune, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son denied this claim and
said that nothing has been
finalised.

"We have been meticu-
lous about ensuring that
those who live in Mayagua-
na are familiar every step
along the way with what it is
we are doing. I am not
aware that there are persons
who are complaining," she
said.

"J hear what you are say-
ing in your story, and I can
say to you as a fact that we
are engaged in consultations
with persons who live in
Mayaguana and who also
live in other islands .as well."

Jobs

It was reported last week
that while welcoming the
prospect of new jobs,
islanders feel the price they
are being asked to pay is too
high, with 6,000 acres of
prime land earmarked for
the proposed development.

Islanders claimed that
Crown land has virtually
been given to the develop-
ment firm, the I-Group of
Boston, even though
Bahamians applying for lots
have been overlooked.

"Because the project is so
political, people are afraid
to voice their concerns," one
source said. "They fear
reprisals. But a huge chunk
of the island is being given
away, including many of the
prime beach front sites."

"While most people here
want the development, we
need some kind of represen-
tation," said the source.
"The government promised
town meetings, but there has
been no official town meet-
ing."

The I-Group, in a joint
venture with the Hotel Cor-
poration, plans to build a
marina, hotel, condos and
other facilities in what could
be one of the biggest Family
Island schemes.

However, sources say that
under the joint venture
arrangement with I-Group,
land has been taken from a
Bahamian entrepreneur to
accommodate the newcom-
ers.

"On the face of it, this
would be a tremendous eco-
nomic boost," said an
islander, "but as things
stand, it looks like local
Bahamians will simply
become slave labour."

"There is no ownership
potential here for us.
Bahamians will simply sup-
ply a menial labour pool.
They would not be in a posi-
tion to profit from it."

According to Mrs May-
nard-Gibson, "the structure
is a joint venture, a 50/50
joint venture between the
government of the Bahamas,
through the Hotel Corpora- —
tion".

"This means that the peo-
ple of the Bahamas own
50/50 with the developer. So
the development at all steps
of the way will involve all
the people of the Bahamas,
generally, and the people of
Mayaguana, specifically,"
she said.

"The prime minister has
been firm about that - that

: the people must own this

development."

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FREEPORT - A 25-year-
old Freeport ma spect
ed to be charger
with the murder of a
year-old Fight Mile Koc!
woman.

The man, a resident «
Mayfield Park who)
employed as a su!
tor with BORCL pe
ed to appear in Eight Mile
Rock Magistrate Court at
10am today.

According to police
reports, Anne Thompson
was discovered dead at he
Hanna Hill home in
Mile Rock last ‘Pues:
woman was found ha nging
from the rafters in her bat!
room with a yeliow nylon
rope tied around her nec

Her body was taker
Rand Memorial Hospital,
where an autopsy was per-
formed on Saturday.






















Forty
crated
alicin i
mur

A By DENISE MAYCOKC
Tribune Freeport







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Reporter
FREEPORT - A 40-year-old
male. resident of South

Bahamia was char
attempted murder in I
Magistrate’s Court 91 |

Thomas David Kim Arc her
also known as Kim Pinder, of
Yorkshire Drive, appeared in
Court Three before Magistrate
Helen Jones in connection with
a shooting incident early last
week. . :

It is alleged that a cher
attempted to murder Phil Mar
tin, 55, on Oetober 4, at
Freeport, Grand 5

According to police



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12.45am Tuesday at a residence
on Summerville Drive. A
was found lying face up on the
ground in the front yard with
wounds to the face, neck and
torso.

The victim was taken to hos-
pital. It is suspected that the
motive for the shooting was
drug related as police retrieved
a quantity of cocaine from the
scene.

K Brian Hanna represented
Archer at the alraignment on
Friday. He was not required to



enter a plea to the attempted,

murder charge. He
remanded to Fox Hill Pr

Was
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until December 6 for a prelim-
inary inquiry.



By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM. —
Tribune Staff R



THE murder trial of Elkino
Pritchard is set to resume on
Monday after a two-day delay.

The prosecution had EXE ect
ed to call witness Tameka Tuck-
er to testify about what she saw
on May 30, 1999 ai midday
when Michael Francis was shot
to death.

However, depositions relat-
ing to her testimony given dur-
ing the preliminary inquiry v
not available.

Prosecutors J Almitra Jones
and Gawaine Ward expect to
locate the deposition and pro-
ceed with questioning Miss
Tucker on Monday.

Officer 640 Ricardo Rolle of
the mobile division is 30
uled to testify on Mond:









He was the first officer on the
scene at Shady Hollow Street

off Hawkins Hill.

A ten-woman, two-man jury
has heard that the accused,
Pritchard, and the victim,
Michael Francis, had lived in
the same neighbourhood for
about a decade.

They also heard from wit-
nesses that the two xled
before shots were fired,
ing in Mr Francis’ death. |
26.

Murrio Dueille aud Tamara
Taylor are representing
Pritchard.









FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quesi said the party will not rec-



tor Tanya McCartney until after
their convention next month.

“Ms McCartney announced
her resignation last week say-
ing that she wanted to focus
inore on her professional
omimiiments.

Nu Giaater. have deter-
mined that sacrificing or com-
promising one’s reputation and
integrity ought not to be a pre-
requisite eto pub lic service,” said
Ms McCar tney.

Mr Turnquest said that while
he fully respects the circum-
stances which led to her resig-
nation, he was disappointed that
she had to endure character
assassination and innuendo
from some persons in the polit-
ical arena.

“There is only so much thai a
person can take,” he said.

“Tanya has been a very valu-
able member of our team. She
is always well prepared in the
Senate and articulate. She had a
passion for the Bahamas as a
shadow minister of trade and
industry and national security
and always did a good Job in
following up.”

Mr ‘Turnquest added that Ms
McCartney has always been a
very strong supporter working
very ¢ closely with him.

“We will miss her greatly, but
i completely understand the cir-





career

and civic




















_to ihe Senate in June, 2001.












cuunstance in ‘which she with-
drew ber services.”

Mr Turnquest warned that
the country needs to ensure that
200d persons are not chased out
of politics by lies and innuen-
da,

Ms sae artney was reap-
pointed to the Senate on May
21, 2003 2, (ollowing an unsuc-
cessful attempt to win the South
Beach seat in the House of
A ee on the FNM ticket in

the May, 2002, general election.
She was initially appointed











Ms McCartney is the second
FNM senator to resign.

In April the FNM announced
that Desmond Bannister
resioned because of a number of »
aeisoutl and business issues
which had artsen requiring his
“fol attention”

He was replaced by lawyer
John Delaney.



mi TANYA MCCARTNEY
resigned last week

Po alice wait on autopsy results

ORT - Grand Bahama police are still awaiting the results
‘psy report in connection with the death of a 23-year-old
re spol pyri Hada.

Perez Clarke was found shot to death at his residence in Arden
Forest on Friday, September 30.

Clarke, a resident of Egret Circle, was discovered lying face
down on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to friends, the deceased was seen playing Russian
roulette with a revolver.

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Help for Diabetic






Association’s Blood
Glucose Monitoring
Program



The Bahamas Diabetic
Association (BDA) was
founded nearly 20 years ago
to educate Bahamians about
diabetes prevention and
treatment and support those
afflicted with the disease.

An estimated 7-10% of our
population has diabetes. Many
are not aware of it. Known as

- the silent killer, diabetes often
goes undiagnosed because
individually its symptoms can
seem harmless. One sector
where the incidence of
diabetes is on the rise is in
Bahamian youth. Mrs. Norma
Timothy, a BDA past président
and currently deputy president,
says with obvious sadness in
her voice that their youngest
diabetic member is only 4
years old.

A recent national health report :

states that 14% of Bahamian
children are over-weight.
Obesity, coupled with lack of
exercise; 1s one of the primary
contributors to the onset of
diabetes. With more children
being diagnosed and at
younger ages the challenges
of staying on top of the
disease over longer spans of
time becomes daunting. And,

for such young diabetics, the
risks of cardiovascular disease,
blindness, amputation and
kidney failure become huge.

The BDA is increasing
educational programs in

-grassroot communities to help

prevent diabetes and working
to develop practical programs
to help diabetics cope with
monitoring costs. The goal:
help diabetics be better
managers of their health and
minimize long terms risks as
much as possible. Blood
glucose monitors (BGMs) and
strips are often so costly that
many diabetics cannot afford
them. Given that some
youngsters need to test their
glucose levels 4 times a day,
monitoring costs can escalate

rapidly.

To help defray costs the BDA
has in this year alone distributed
more than 100 BGMs free of
charge or at a nominal cost.
With the help of a $2,000
donation from The Holowesko
Foundation, the Association will
restock its BGM supply and
make these important devices
available to those most in need.
For more information please
give the BDA a call.



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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Ture Line The miracle
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Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master
LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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

Publisher/Editor 1972- .

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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Bail for armed robbery questioned

“THE COURTS are a disaster!”

This was the frustrated cry of a senior
police officer as he fumed over the recent
rash of armed holdups of residents — and
now tourists — returning to their homes
and hotels late at night.

The courts are like a revolving door,

being manipulated by criminals who know
and play the system, he said. Police no soon-
er catch them, take them to court than the

following- Week “they are out of the pen.”

Out on bail, the courts call it.

However, as the police see it, bail is only
another opportunity to get back on the
streets to commit another crime. No wonder
the police are fed up with the system.

“This is a vicious. problem we face in this
country,” said the officer. No sooner do the
police get one group before the courts, and
turn their attention to another small gang of
thugs, than the courts have released on bail
the first group. And so it’s a never-ending
race to keep up with the same handful of
criminals, who, because of the bail system,
police are powerless to keep safely in “the
pen”.

Most of the time the police know exactly *

who they are hunting. It is a case.of hide-

and-seek with the same young toughs, who

are always one step ahead and laughing at
the system. From the police officer’s point of
view the courts are unwittingly. aiding and
abetting the criminals’ escapades.

The police would like to see all paeabil:
ity of bail withdrawn for a second armed
robbery charge. We would go a step fur-
ther and advocate no bail for anyone
charged with carrying a gun to commit a

. crime, be it first or second offence.

The fatal shooting of a passenger in a
car on Augustus Street in the past week was
reported by the press as an armed robbery.
We understand that rather than a robbery, it

' was a drug dispute. The dead passenger was
- out on bail awaiting trial on.a serious
offence.

On Thursday evening a businessman
returning to his home in ‘the Yamacraw area,
was confronted by: an.armed man as he

pulled into his driveway. He was robbed of __

his watch, gunbutted and taken to hospital.

He was fortunate that his injuries were only

superficial. -

Residents in Winton and Montagu have




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been held up and robbed. There have been
two recent reports of rapes in the Eastern
Road area.

It is bad enough for residents to be tar-

geted, but when tourists are attacked then
the criminals are threatening everybody's S
bread and butter.

Early Friday nomune — 12.30am — a

young couple returning by_taxi from anight -
_ on the toWn was held up at gunpoint as the

taxi pulled up to Sandal’s entrance at Cable
Beach. We understand that the father of
the couple has taken their story to the news-
papers in North Carolina. This certainly will
not help the Ministry of Tourism’s adver-
tising campaign in this area.

And, of course, everyone is talking about
the robberies of two popular restaurants —
popular with both tourists.and residents —

. at Cable Beach. Not only were the restau-

rants robbed, but so were the patrons. We
wonder how many foreign newspapers are
going to have those gory details?

It is true that crime happens everywhere,

but the recent headline-catching crimes in _
Aruba and Trinidad are certainly not help-

ing any resort in the Caribbean, particular-

ly with the many . Americans. who.are con-, a
fused over their geography at the best of

times. Crime in the Caribbean takes a broad
sweep, and, unfortunately the Bahamas,
which technically is not in the Caribbean, is
caught in the large net. This is bad enough
without the Bahamas making news of its
own.

Also a plague to the police are the hun-
dreds of Bahamian criminals who are being

: deported back to their homeland from the
US

“As you know,” commented the police

officer, “these.criminals aren’t coming. home |

>>

to go to church!

In this fight against crime everyone has to
cooperate. It is not a battle that the police
can win alone. Not only must the community
cooperate for its own protection, .but the

courts have to play their part-by making

certain that the law is used as a strong deter-
rent.

And if this is not possible, then parlia-
mentarians should study the bail laws and
help the police by amending the law to with-
draw bail for anyone charged with armed
robbery.





a

rich priests

EDITOR, The Tribune

TAM a bit late with this con-
tribution, but as the old adage
says — “Better late than never.”
The subject is still relevant. So,

. here itis.- ~

I am not a prophet, I have
never attended theological sem-
inary, and I am not really a
great Christian by any means. In
fact, [am merely a sinner saved
by grace because I believe in,
and have accepted the redemp-
tive power of the blood of Jesus
Christ. That’s all.

However, I can state with
authority that the recent “mira-
cle water” craze was a hoax
based upon two criterion.

(1) There is nothing that God
has for you spiritually that will
cost you even one red cent inso-
far as the purchase thereof is
concerned.

(2) The only way you will be
- healed from any affliction is by --

your faith in the risen Saviour,

Jesus Christ, This. new-develop- |

“ment in religious affairs in this

country is a dangerous one.

In the past few years, we have
witnessed a proliferation of
“Bishops”, “Reverend Doc-
tors”, “Prophets”, etc, etc. And
along with these “men and

women of God”, there has been

an explosion in their wealthy
life styles. The Gospel of Jesus
Christ has become for many, a
gospel of prosperity and celebri-
ty.

The Bahamas, or more pre-
cisely many Bahamians, like to
claim that the Bahamas is a

“Christian” nation. Iam afraid _

that they are confusing Chris-

â„¢ tiahity, with mere religion: Wey.
nag ceftainly, ‘are a very religious ane
people, but religion is to blame. °

for so many of the world’s prob-

* lems today. People are killing

one another over religion.
Church leadership | has

become a very lucrative busi-

ness these days. Add to that the

’ fact that so many of our Rev-
- erends are so involved in poli-

tics in this country, and you
have a situation where the truth
has become blurred, and indeed
secondary to the aspirations,
mainly financial, of many
church leaders.

The Bahamas is a blessed

nation. We are a very fortunate "

people, and we should be a

__ model of Christian strength and

“maturity to the rest of the

world. Unfortunately, we are
squandering our blessing, and

sooner than we think, we will

lose it

Just like in so many instances
in the US where Americans
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up and be counted for the cause
of something bigger than mere
religion.

For those who need a “sign”
to confirm their faith, we have
had the sign of all signs since
Jesus rose from the dead. Our
sign is the resurrection. Our
faith is to be such as to be suffi-
cient to see us through to the
“end”.

While thers may still be cases
of miraculous healings today —
and I believe there are — and
there may be wonderful things
that one can do because of their
being under the real influence
and direction of the true Holy
Spirit, it is very important to
remember that Jesus said that it
was-far-more advantageous for
us to love one another, than to

etc, etc. For in so doing — loving
one another — we demonstrate
to the world that we are his dis-
ciples, and that we have “ful-

filled the law”. And, charity is
the greatest of spiritual gifts.
Finally, I believe that per-
sonal zealousness causes-us to
desire spiritual gifts that we feel

...we are capable of handling, and

which seem to be too slow in
coming.

However, with the things of
God, there is always order, and
no confusion whatsoever. All
things must be done in'such a
way as to edify the Church of
Jesus Christ and not ourselves.
Bahamians are an emotional
people, and I believe that to be
the greatest reason for much of
our spiritual confusion.

“There is nothing new under
the sun”. Jesus is still who He
said He was. The Gospel is still
what was preached by the dis-
ciples of Christ.in days of old,
and Salvation comes by the
same means it did since Jehovah
made it available to us through
the blood of Jesus Christ. “Ain’
nuttin’ change”.

WILLIAM (BILLY)
ROBERTS

Abaco

September 24 2005

Register to

vote

EDITOR, The Tribus ge 88

I WOULD like to encour-
age all, Bahamians, 18 years
and older, to register early to
be able to vote in the upcom-
ing general elections. I also
encourage everyone to attend
the political rallies and listen
carefully to what the candi-
dates have to say. Be honest
with yourselves and choose
at your free will who is best
suited to get the job done. Do
not be selfish or envious.
Think about your country
and who you would like to
_see running the affairs of the
country.

I know that I-would love.
to see honest, hardworking
men and women governing
the affairs of the Bahamas.
So for God’s sake and for the
country's sake go out early
and do not sit around wait-

_ ing for the last minute to get
registered to-vote in this

Faces of CHS

now

“upcoming general election in”:

. the Commonwealth of ‘The

Bahamas.

Many thousands of
Bahamians today regret not
registering to vote in the last —
general elections or if they
registered did not care to :
vote. Be true to yourselves
and help to make a decision
as to whom you would.like
to govern your Bahamaland.

Get to know the candidate
in your constituency and
attend the meetings expect-
ed to be held and let your
desires be known. Do not let
anyone take your rights away. _
Observe well what is going
-on in the Bahamas and look
at all of the political parties -
and choose the best man or
woman for the job.

Register now to vote!

LONNIE E ROLLE JP
Nassau
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 5





Politics, disorder an

things done in the Bahamas

AM breakfast and
lunchtime on any giv-

en weekday, the long-term
parking lot at Nassau interna-
tional Airport becomes a hive
of business activity as groups
of entrepreneurial ladies set up
tables and umbrellas and
unload an assortment of deli-
cacies from their vans and sta-
tion wagons.

Long lines of patrons, which
seem to include a solid majori-
ty of airport workers and man-
agers, as well as curious tourists,
attest to the generally high
quality of the foods on offer.

Inside the adjacent domestic
terminal, an outsize, generally
empty “café”, with shabby
décor and mediocre service
does a comparatively meager
business. In fact, given the costs
associated with its “conces-
sionary” lease, it is a wonder
that the poor establishment has
managed to remain in opera-
tion at all in the face of the
competition from the parking
lot.

It is fair to assume that those



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with legitimate concessions
inside the terminal sums up
very well the difficulties of
doing in the Bahamas what
would, elsewhere, be the very
simple matter of escorting the
trespassers from the premises.
When prompted, the shop own-
ers all resign themselves to the
acceptance of an all-pervasive
truth of Bahamian life: the insu-
perable power of politics and
patronage in the public service.

W hile there was
undoubtedly politi-

cal patronage at work in the
granting of the original conces-
sions at the airport, today’s
politicians (with no concessions
left to hand out) are content

simply to obstruct, through -

inaction, the operation of those



where they are ostensibly freed
from the shackles of direct
political control. '

SO" 1999, NIA has been
administered auto-
nomously by the Airports
Authority, a body whose inspi-

cannot be left to run public
enterprises with a basic sem-
blance of order and compe-
tence.

It sometimes seems that the
privatisation option has given

rise in the Bahamas to what’

economists call a “moral haz-
ard”, where an actor, aware of

‘some insurance or indemnity

against a negative outcome (in
this case, public sector mis-
management), becomes less
concerned to avoid it.

Those in authority must nev-
er, through resignation, inertia
or laziness, let the notion take



Unlike its British model, our
authority is clearly unable to
administer an airport without
the classic mixture of inertia,
politics and indecision that
undermines government



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who originally conceived the
design and management of the
airport did not anticipate that

the concessionary tenants,
whether vendors of drink, food
or perfumes, would have to
contend with unlicensed, unreg-
ulated competitors who could
just pitch camp and operate
‘rent-free and hassle-free from
the parking lot.

Like so much else in the
Bahamas, the original plan for
the airport would have been

designed after a model con-

ceived elsewhere. And in the
places where Bahamian gov-

operation, making it harder to
detect, but no less real.

One airport worker summed
it up best of all. “Can you imag-
iné any minister,” he asked,
“being seen to stop poor people
from feeding their families,
especially if these people are

PLP’s and have plenty family |

in the minister’s constituency?”

Your columnist was stumped.
The net result of all this is a

public whose expectations both



When prompted, the shop
owners all resign themselves
to the acceptance of an
all-pervasive truth of
Bahamian life: the insuperable
power of politics and
patronage in the public

service.



ernment planners would have
seen and wondered at the mod-
el (North America, England,
etc.) it actually works. An
informal vendor at Heathrow
or O’Hare would last little
longer than a man with a ruck-
sack in an Osama bin Laden
outfit.

But this is the Bahamas in
2005. The attitudes of those

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permit and encourage politi-
cians to continue promoting dis-
order through the selective,
politically determined enforce-
ment of rules. This, in turn, pro-
duces an environment where
nobody even questions the
presence. of. airport managers
on a line in the parking lot buy-
ing conch snacks from illicit
vendors.

Most troubling of all, the

‘patronage tendency (which,

after all, exists among politi-
cians everywhere) has spilled
over into the culture of the
Bahamian public service itself,
preventing civil servants from
acting as good managers even



‘ration is clear from the use of .

peculiarly British grammar in
its name. But unlike its British

model, our authority is clearly:

unable to administer an airport
without the classic mixture of
inertia, politics and indecision
‘that undermines government
departments. Just as in the days
of direct ministerial control, the
“autonomous” authority is inca-
pable of organizing something
as simple as the removal of illic-
it vendors from the parking lot
of the main terminal.
Certainly, given the rationale
for their plans to privatize the
management of NIA, nobody
in the present government

would dispute this analysis in |
theory. Rather, we are told that’

this government gives particular
priority to contracting a Cana-
dian management company to
fix what it acknowledges to be
the failures of the Authority.

These failures, ministers |

acknowledge, amount to a blot
on visitor impressions of the
country.

B ut nobody any longer
, questions what this
says about the state of our pub-

lic service. If they did, they
would be forced: to ask why a

Canadian company, with its ori-
' gins in that country’s own pub-

lic service, must be called in to
salvage a situation that the Air-

ports Authority was specifical-

ly created to deal with.
Privatisation, as we all know,

can be a valuable tool in deliv- _

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ment of public enterprises. But
this should not be read to mean
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Peet: industrial

agreements have
been completed for
‘quite a few sectors’

@ By KARAN MINNIS

THE end to several industrial disputes has. .

arrived, Minister of Labour and Immigration
Vincent Peet last week.

Speaking at the official signing of an indus-
trial agreement for 22 workers of the Light-
house Yacht Club and Marina, Mr Peet said
industrial agreements for “quite a few sec-
tors” have been completed.

“There are.a number of things that I am
happy to announce today,” he said. “The
Bahamasair Managerial Union has been rec-
ognized, their recognition agreement has been
signed in relation to Bahamasair Managerial
Union.”

“We have also signed the recognition agree- -

ment between the Financial Services Union
and the Paradise Island Cooperative Credit

. Union,” he said.
Mr Peet added that the i issue of the Nassau.
.Flight Services over the reduction in salary of

workers “is off the table”.
@ e e
Positivity

“That has been resolved and so as we are in
a mood of positivity and a mood that clearly
calls for. celebration in this regard I thought it
important that you be updated as.to the
progress being made,” he said.

This announcement came just days after
more than 200 members of the National Trade
Union Congress descended on Rawson Square
to protest the country’s labour relations.

Carrying such banners as “Labour all for
one” and “Stop ignoring trade unions, please,”
members were determined to make their dis-
pleasure known to MPs returning to the House

of Assembly after the summer recess.
Mr Peet said that despite such progress he is



@ MINISTER of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet

would have announced,” he said. “The main:
criteria for the National Congress of Trade
Unions still is though that we want to be
accommodated at the table of decision making

sure that there will be more challenges in so that we can believe that labour still feels

terms of industrial agreements in the future. _ that it’s a part of the process for the develop,
Also speaking at the signing, President of ment of this country.”

the National Congress of Trade Unions Pat “We are nationalists and whatever happens

Bain said that there are some issues that-are ~ is this country;-good, bad or indifferent,.we,

still outstanding. want to be a part of it. We want to help; make
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Police fully booked on
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a By DENISE
“MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

. Reporter

‘FREEPORT - The Royal
Bahamas Police Force Staff
Association is preparing to
launch its annual hand-
book, which this year
focuses on the importance
of,parenting.

.Gustavis Merrick Roker,
deputy chairman of the
northern region associa-
tion, announced that an
official book launching will
take place in Freeport at
the Gerald Bartlette Law
Enforcement Centre on
October 13.

‘Every year, the associa-
tion publishes a handbook
for members of the public,
addressing various topics
and issues of interest. The
handbook is in its fifth year
of publication.

Inform

‘“Our objective is to
inform and educate the
public. We have dealt with
topics such as crime pre-
vention, child abuse,
domestic violence and con-
stitutional rights, and this
year the association decid-
ed to take a look at par-
enting,” Mr Roker said.

‘He stressed that proper
parenting is important to a
child’s development.

'Mr Roker said that the
television, music and inter-
net negatively influence
today’s youth.

He noted that sometimes
parents are too busy to
take an active role in their
child's development, while
others just don’t know
what to do.

' He said young people are
being confronted with
drugs, sex, violence, and
homosexuality daily. They
need proper guidance from
their parents, he said.

- “It is our belief that if
you bring up a child in the
way that he should grow,
they will never depart from
it, and parenting is the
key,” said Mr Roker.

. “We must get back to
basics and impart godly



@ GUSTAVIS Merrick
Roker displays a copy of the
police handbook.

(Photo: Denise Maycock)

values, respect for self
and others to our chil-
dren.”

Mr Roker said this year’s
handbook addresses issues
such as preparing for a
baby. It also deals with the
reality of divorce and sep-
aration of parents, which
can adversely affect chil-
dren.

The handbooks are free
to the public and are avail-
able at Police Staff Asso-
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island.

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A warning to the Caribbean

@ By SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The writer is a former
Caribbean diplomat, now busi-
ness executive, who publishes
widely on small states in the
global community).

( ARICOM countries
need to wake up to the
warnings of the international
community that they should
establish and implement the
necessary measures, particular-
ly deeper regional integration
machinery, to improve their
economic viability and advance
their social progress.
Throughout the internation-
al community, there appears to
be a growing feeling that
Caribbean governments lack
the political will to tackle the
development problems con-

recently wrote in which I drew
attention to a proposal for an
International Donors Confer-
ence on the Caribbean to
address the urgent issues faced
by the region including loss of
preferential markets for
bananas and sugar, the high
costs of fighting drug traffick-
ing and maintaining security,
rising unemployment and a
decline in economic growth.

S of the reactions
were as follows:

A seasoned Caribbean trade
official stated, “What is miss-
ing is Caribbean development
leadership and strategy and all
the donor money in the world
cannot develop that if we do
not do so from home! Just take
a look at the recent situation
with hundreds of millions of
EUROS unused and un-pro-



There must be clear evidence
of the resolve of Caribbean
governments and the private
sector to develop a plan and a
strategy for coping with their

problems



fronting them, opting instead to
blame external factors for their
worsening economic situation.

Officials of European Union
governments, the European
Commission and agencies in
Canada and the United States
privately say in clear terms what
they publicly dress-up in less
harsh language: the interna-
tional community is prepared
to help, but there must be clear

evidence of the resolve of °

Caribbean governments and the
private sector to develop a plan
and a strategy for coping with
their problems.

This position is shared by
many.in-the;Caribbean itself. ;

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brutally frank: “Sure, they
(Caribbean governments)
should continue to fight their
case with the WTO but surely
diversification of their primary
crop based economies should

’ have begun a long time ago.

And what gives Caribbean
politicians the right to talk
about a lack of social justice at
the international/donor level
when they preside over much
injustice in their own neck of
the woods?”

A Caribbean student at Uni-

versity outside the region was —

equally candid: “Whilst being
sympathetic to the Caribbean, I
can't help but support the EU
and other donors’ view that the
Caribbean has not done any-
thing from their end to help
diversify their economies. It is
no secret that the banana indus-
try in Dominica has been in ter-
minal decline since the 1980s,
yet successive governments pay
lip service to diversification
without any serious plan of
action. It is time for. the
Caribbean to get its act togeth-
er and find solutions to the
many problems (economic and
social) that it faces.”

he call. for the
Caribbean to “get its

act together”. is a constant
refrain outside the region.
Increasingly, it is being echoed
within the area.

What is driving this call is a

, genuine fear that, except for

Trinidad and Tobago with its
riches in oil and gas, the coun-
tries of CARICOM could slip
into dire economic conditions
if current trends continue.
Productivity growth in the
region has declined ‘since the
1990s; fourteen Caribbean
countries are among the thirty
most indebted countries of the

2005

_ ernments to: this: situation isto



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world; manufacturing is ruled
out as an option for all but three
CARICOM countries; the pro-
duction and export of bananas
is unlikely to be sustainable in
only one CARICOM country;
sugar production and export
appears sustainable only in
three CARICOM countries,
and even then only in very
changed circumstances in which
employment levels will be sig-
nificantly reduced; financial ser-
vices will not survive as mean-
ingful contributor to economic
growth except in the Bahamas
and Barbados of the indepen-
dent CARICOM countries; and
tourism remains unpredictable,
hostage to the economic pros-
perity of the countries from
which the tourists originate, the
viability of airlines, and the

‘moods of hurricanes.

The response, of some go

blame the international envi-
ronment in which they are los-
ing preferential markets for



their products; not receiving
adequate funding from interna-
tional agencies and govern-
ments to help their economies
to adjust and diversify; not get-
ting a sympathetic hearing from
the IMF, World Bank and
WTO to give their small and
vulnerable economies special
treatment, and the general
reduction in development assis-
tance.

What the governments say
about the international envi-
ronment is, of course, true even
though it is not the full story.

It remains the case that those
who govern the institutions of
the IMF and World Bank con-
tinue not to recognize that small
and vulnerable economies can-
not be treated as if they are
Argentina and Brazil, and the
prescriptions for addressing
their adjustment problems
should not be the same.

More and higher taxes,
unplanned and unstructured

_ reduction of employment in the

public sector, the removal of tax
concessions that are tools for
encouraging investment, priori-

- ty on repayment of foreign debt,

privatization of utilities such as
water and electricity despite the
social consequences of unsubsi-
dized costs have not proven to

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But, there is also much truth
in the view that governments
need to “get their act together”
if the Caribbean is not to.recede
into worsening economic and

- social circumstances.

( rucial to getting their
act together is, the

deepening of the regional inte-
gration process especially the
establishment of the Single
Market early next year, and
steady progress in creating the
Single Economy by 2008.

Equally vital is thé establish-
ment of a system of governance
for CARICOM that cedes
aspects of national sovereignty
to regional supra-national
machinery that can better deal
with the challenges that the,’
region faces. Those challenges
include the capacity for stronger
bargaining in trade and finance;
fighting drug trafficking and vio-
lent crime; maintaining security;
attracting investment; making
adjustments to their ¢ economies;
and creating conditions for
Caribbean companies to merge
so that they can compels in a
global market.

The mental’ constraints of
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The countries of CARICOM |
could slip into dire economic
conditions if current trends

continue



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port for the idea that small and
vulnerable states should fall
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“ because their volume of trade
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Services

_ PRIME Minister Perry
Christie says he is healthier now
‘than he was 20 years ago.

_. The Prime Minister made the
‘statement at the official opening
of the new Fox Hill Outreach

‘Centre of the Department of

Social Services. The facility,

located in the Park Plaza oppo-

‘site Freedom Park, caters to

“more than 800 residents, a

-‘mInajority of them elderly.

‘ The Prime Minister, who suf-

‘fered a slight stroke on May 3,

-Tesponded to concerns and
speculation over his health.

“Today people wonder

“whether I’m well, whether I

have the strength to go forward.
People wonder whether I am
strong,” the Prime Minister
said. “People know that I have
the right to determine when the
people of this country will select
their government. It is the con-
Stitutional privilege of the Prime
Minister of this country to
determine when people go to
the polls to decide whether they
are in favour or whether they
are against.

“This country will not be

divided to its detriment because .

ultimately, the people of this
country must be asked to
decide. I believe that there is a
term and an end and that what-
ever happens, we must move
on and accept it.”



@ PRIME Ministrer Perry Christie



Mr Christie said he once told
a former prime minister that the
Bahamas is a tried democracy.

“We have demonstrated that
we can change and change
again and that we can do so
without the country suffering

and I am confident that the peo-

ple of this country know and
understand that. But I am also
confident that when the time is
right, they will always do what is
right,” he said.

The Prime Minister said it is

good that people are wonder-’

ing whether he is well and has
the strength to go on.

He added: “TI can tell you that
I am physically stronger than
I’ve been in 20 years, but what

does that mean? I believe in the ~

book of Isaiah 43 verse 2:
‘When thou passes through the
waters I will be with thee.’”

Education

The Prime Minister noted
that the MP for Fox Hill, Fred
Mitchell, in his speech charac-

terised the educational system —

as being so challenged that it
was difficult to find three young
Bahamians with five BJCs or
more for employment.

“T have no interest in trying to
get you to debate with me
whether that happened last year,
five years ago or 10 years ago,”
the Prime Minister said. “I have
no interest in apportioning blame
here but this is the position that
The Bahamas is in today.”

He called for a commitment
to do what is in the best interest
of the people with the resources
available.

The Prime Minister said that

during the election campaign .

he saw people living in outside
toilets, which Bahamians would
find totally unacceptable.

“We have to determine what

in fact our priorities are,” he, ,,,],
said.“We, the goverinihent, the, .,.
church, the people must decide. ode

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Harsher penalties Hunt is on for men missing
for more than a week

called for to stop
poaching problem

FROM page one

and resorts in Exuma, and to market in
New Providence.

He said that regular patrols are con-
ducted daily at the north and south
boundaries of the park, where a num-
ber of persons have been caught poach-
ing this year, including Bahamian com-
mercial fishermen and foreign boaters.

“We do have an active patrol pro-
gramme and we have encountered
poachers. However, the reality is that
our resources are limited and we have
a fairly large area to cover,” he said.

“There are obviously deficiencies
and there are people who will insist on

breaking the law, and so we need more |

resources to do more,” he said.

Mr Carey said BNT needs a deputy
warden for patrols. They presently
operate two small patrol boats at the
sea park in Exuma.

“We are very actively reviewing the
system of patrols we have in place. We
are working closely with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, which also
provides two officers at Exuma to assist
our wardens with patrols.”

Although persons have been arrest-
ed for poaching, Mr Carey said sus-
pects are usually released after paying
a fine.

He reported that a commercial fish-
ing vessel from New Providence, was
arrested two weeks ago and taken to
Black Point, Exuma, where it was
processed and kept over night. The
occupants eventually agreed to pay a
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mum penalty is a $300 fine. He said
that the maximum penalty is much
more severe and may include a fine
and the confiscation of the vessel.

He believes that a strong message
should be sent to poachers.

"I don't think we have ever had a
magistrate apply that severe penalty
and our wish and our hope is that
would take place to send a very clear
message.

"It is not our intention to attempt to
influence the judiciary, but we would
love for a strong message to be sent to
poachers that the judiciary is prepared
to make them pay the ultimate price,
with the confiscation of his vessel," Mr
Carey said.

Last Friday, an Exuma resident 4

called on officials to get a handle on the
ongoing poaching at the Exuma Cays
Land and Sea Park.

Mr Carey said the Sea Park plays a
significant role in the replenishment of
fishery resources in the Exumas, other

parts of the Bahamas, and possibly the

Caribbean.

“Our data shows that scientists have
tagged lobster and groupers in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park that
have been harvested by fishermen
more than 100 miles away in South
Long Island.

“Tn other words, the park is having z a
replenishment effect not only in the
immediate environs of the Exuma
Cays, but certainly in other parts of the
Bahamas, and perhaps other parts of
the Caribbean,” he said.
























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FROM page one

were seen boarding a white 26'
Angler boat, registration number
FL5516JY, with a centre console and
powered by a 175 hp Evinrude
engines.

According to police reports, the
same vessel was discovered about five
miles south of Fortune Point on Tues-
day.

A security officer at Club Viva For-
tuna contacted police around 1.13pm
on Tuesday about a burning vessel at
sea.

Police went to the location ‘and
conducted a search of the burnt ves-
sel. No one was found onboard or in
the surrounding waters.

Forbes is described as about six
feet, one inch tall, of medium build
and dark complexion. He had a

shaved moustache and a goatee.

The second man, known as Bobby,
was wearing khaki coloured trousers,
white shirt, and a pair of white tennis.

His address and physical descrip-
tion are not known.

Persons are asked to contact
Freeport police at 350-3089, 352-
9774/5, 352-8224, 911 or crime tipster
at 352-1919, or in Nassau at 328-8477,
322-2516, or 919.

Police urge caution
when returning home |

FROM page one

into the bushes.

The incident is just one of many that
have occurred when residents have dri-
ven into their driveways, stepped out of
their cars and were about to enter their
homes. Suddenly an armed man has
appeared, held them up and robbed
them. Among those held up and
robbed recently was retired chief justice

_ Joaquim Gonsalves and his daughter.

Two prominent businessmen, Manny
Alexiou,and Ray Pyfrom, also recent-
ly reported that their families were
accosted by gunmen when they arrived
home. In the case of Mr Alexiou the
gunman shot at his dog.

Mr Evans said police are extremely

. concerned about this type of criminal
activity. He said officers have launched :

a number of measures to combat this.
However, he said, it is extremely
important that residents take heed of

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attacks

FROM page one

young man was on Common-
wealth Boulevard when a man
whom he knew robbed him of
an undisclosed amount of cash
before stabbing him on the left
side of the neck and shoulder.
He was also rushed to hospital |
where his condition is said not
to be life threatening.

Police are also looking for
several persons who are report-
ed to have committed a num-
ber of armed robberies at vari-

- ous businesses around the
island.

e The first armed robbery
occurred Friday afternoon.
According to the police crime
sheet two men — one tall and
armed with a hand gun and the
other short, armed with a knife
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Road told police that a "slim
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and dark pants" entered the -
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sum of money before fleeing

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However, it was reported that
an estimated 30 per cent of
“diehard” FNMs would oppose
Mr Ingraham leading the party.

At the end of September it
was reported that FNM MPs
asked Mr Turnquest to step
aside to allow for a Hubert
Ingraham comeback. However, —
Mr Turnquest has refused to
step aside to make room for his
mentor.

Brent Symonette, MP for
Montagu, told The Tribune last
week that he won’t confirm
whether he will run as deputy
leader of the FNM until the
House leadership issue has been
resolved.



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INTERNATIONAL NEWS e



Bahamian Embroidery Franchise Set to Open in Nassau
Suntee and EmbroidMe signs Franchise Agreement
First of its kind in the Bahamas and the Caribbean
US AMBASSADOR PLACES FIRST ORDER WITH NEW FRANCHISE.

| Sitting Left to Right: John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner, Suntee

(| Standing Left to Right: Winston Rolle, Immediate
: Past President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
= US Ambassador John Rood, Richard Herring,
Country Chief IDB ite Ane Development

> Bank)

«| Left to Right: Richard Herring, Country Chief
IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), Philip
Simon, Executive Director Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce, John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner of Suntee,
Kendra Deveaux, Executive Assistant, Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, US Ambassador John
Rood, Winston Rolle, Immediate Past President,

: Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Rotering
Commercial Section US Embassy, Ann Marie
Bain, Commercial Section US Embassy, Anthony
Hepburn, Suntee, Mr. D. Brent Hardt, Deputy
Chief of Mission US Embassy



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Suntee Bahamas Sportswear has purchased the EmbroidMe Franchise, which is the C O py rl g h te d M ate rl a |
first franchise of its kind worldwide to embrace every facet of the embroidery, printing and .
promotional products market. EmbroidMe’s announcement of this latest franchise agreement re . Sy n d | Cc ate d C Oo n te n t , .
with Suntee is just part of i its aggressive growth strategy worldwide. Meanwhile, Suntee ‘ ’ .
has seized an opportunity to put a new look to the industry in the Bahamas. This turnkey Avai la b I ea fro mM Com merci al N ews P rovi d ers ?
franchise package includes state-of-the-art embroidery equipment, a contemporary show :
room, retail set-up as well as staff training. EmbroidMe currently has 300 franchises
worldwide in 11 countries.

A first of its kind in the Bahamas, Suntee/EmbroidMe franchise which is 100% Bahamian rij bh bh le a ft c r ll © ; k <
owned and operated will guarantee Bahamians superior quality, custom embroidery, screen
printing and promotional products under one roof. Customers will be able to peruse the
show room and choose from brand names like Nike, Tehama, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis,

Outerbanks, Hanes, etc. as well as the EmbroidMe Private Line. No order will be too big

or too small for in-store staff to create top-quality embroidery right in front of your eyes.

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The Suntee/EmbroidMe Franchise will provide an assortment of services that are image

enhancing for local businesses big or small as well as the individual. Persons can have their

logo embroidered on practically anything from Corporate Apparel for the executive

boardroom to Industrial Wear. In addition, you can walk-in and have custom-initialed,

personalized embroidered gifts created for special occasions on golf shirts, socks, hats, '

visors, bags and business shirts etc.

Scott Farrington owner of Suntee says he is thrilled about the company’s latest investment,
because it brings about a harmonious marriage that puts Suntee ahead of the competition
and yet Suntee/EmbroidMe will remain 100% Bahamian owned and operated. Suntee
opened its doors in 1983, and now has over 26 employees in 2 locations — East Shirley
Street and the Mall at Marathon. The Bahamas can look forward to a “New Suntee” in the
upcoming months as renovations are underway at the East Shirley Street store.

Suntee and representatives of the EmbroidMe Franchise met earlier this year at the Business
Development Seminar that was put on by the US Embassy, the Chamber of Commerce
and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the Radisson Cable Beach. The signing
of this franchise agreement took place Wednesday September 21st, 2005 at the US Embassy.
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‘No way’ to

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®@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Ministry of
Finance has said
“no way” to pro-
posals by Leslie
Miller and the
Petroleum Usage Review
Committee to reduce the Gov-
ernment’s per unleaded gal-
lon tax take from $1.06 to

$0.90, with James Smith telling |

The Tribune that the idea was
“off the table”.

The Minister of State for
Finance said he and his staff
had already budgeted to earn
$1.06 from every gallon of
unleaded gasoline sold in the
Bahamas during the 2005-2006
fiscal year, and to accede to
the Committee’s proposals
would blow a hole in his Min-
istry’s revenue projections, not
to mention fiscal deficit fore-
casts.

Mr Smith said of the pro-
posal: “That’s off the table.
There’s no way.we could logi-
cally consider, that, because
that tax has already been spent
for this year.’

-He-added.-that the Govern-

‘SEE page 6B

\

Ministry of Finance says

- suggestion ‘off the table’,

as minister calls for focus
on alernative sources
and cocray efficiency



Regulatory regime
costs nation $50m

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has now spent
$50 million on implementing its
anti-money laundering and reg-
ulatory regimes since 2000, the
minister of financial services
and investments said this week-
end.

Addressing the. Bdhamas
Financial Services Board’s

_(BFSB) industry awards dinner,
Allyson Maynard- Gibson said
the Bahamas’ response to its
2000 blacklisting by the Finan-
cial Action Task Force (FATF)
and other initiatives had “left
no doubt” that this nation was

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Private sector upset

Private Trust
Companies Bill
to be tabled in.
Parliament this
quarter —

serious about financial services.
She added that the Bahamas’

regulatory, anti-money laun-
dering, compliance and inter-

SEE page 9B

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iConsumer legislation |



@ By NEIL HARTNELL ©
Tribune Business Editor



THE Bahamian business
‘community is upset with the
Government for tabling the
Consumer Protection Bill in
the House of Assembly last
week without any warning, and
failing to adopt any of its rec-
ommendations for improving
the Bill in the legislation.

The Tribune understands
that the Bahamas Chamber of
-Commerce was due to release a
statement on the matter on

behalf of its members and the
wider Bahamian business com-
munity at the end of last week,
although it has not yet been
sent out.

In their review of the Bill
published last year, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and other private sector
organisations said their “over-
riding” fear was the power it
grants to the Minister of Trade
and Industry “while attempt-
ing to limit the power of the

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A $120 million paras resi-
dence club investment on
Great Exuma has said 50 per
cent of its Phase I development
is “fully reserved” before
ground has even been broken
on the project. .

‘The developers of the 80/50
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club located adjacent to the
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Bahamas, with 50 per cent of

Phase I fully reserved prior to
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Expected

Construction was slated to
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expected to come in January
2006.

It is unclear whether the
80/50 developers have.secured

a Heads of Agreement with the -

Government, although Allyson
Maynard- -Gibson, the minister
of financial services and invest-



ments, did refer to the project
in a recent speech to the
Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
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Located next to Grand Isle
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that intends to ‘piggyback’ on
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SEE page 7B

Government revenue beats
projections for first three months

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GOVERNMENT revenues in each of the first
three months of the 2005-2006 fiscal year have
exceeded Budgetary forecasts, the minister of
state for finance told: The Tribune:

James Smith said: “Ona preliminary basis, the

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above our projections.”

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@ By Fidelity Capital
Markets

his past week was
very quiet in the
Bahamian mar-
ket, as just over
10,000 shares
changed hands. For the week,

the market saw six out of its19 —

listed stocks trade, of which
two advanced, one declined
and three remained
unchanged.

The volume leader for the
week was Bank of the
Bahamas (BOB), with 4,000
shares changing hands and
accounting for 39 per cent of
the total shares traded. The big
mover for the week was also
BOB, which gained $0.23 to
close at a new 52-week high of
$7.24. :

Since BOB listed its shares
on BISX in November 2004 at

' $5.75, the share price has risen

by:a whopping 25.9 per cent in
less than a year. On the down-
side; Kerzner International’s
BDR (KZLB) lost $0.09 to end
the week:at $5.43, which is one-

tenth of its NYSE equivalent

share price.
Investors Tip of the Week
Dollar Cost Averaging —

Dollar cost averaging is a
technique designed to reduce

market risk through the sys- -
tematic purchase of securities .

at predetermined intervals and
set amounts. Many successful
investors already practice with-
out realising it. Many others
could save themselves a lot of
time, effort-and money by
beginning a plan.

Dollar Cost Averaging:

What is It?

Instead of investing assets i in
a lump sum, the.investor works

his way into a position by slow- -

ly buying smaller amounts over
a longer period of time. This
spreads the cost basis out over

several years, providing insu-_

lation against changes in mar-
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| BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE

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| BAB $1.10 $- 0 14.58% .
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| BOB $7.24. * , $0.23 4,000 25.91%
| BPF $10.00 $- 0. ~ 25.00%
| BSL $12:25 $- 0 -5.77%
| BWL 140000} Oo -22.22%
| CAB $9.25 $0.06 2000 30.28%
| CBL | $9.10: $- 1257 28.17%
|cCHL $153 $- 1840 30.45%
| CIB. $9.50 $- oO. 26.84%
| DHS $9.40 2 Se 0 60.00%
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| FIN $10.70 $e 0 10.31%
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- Aleading I nvestment Manager is seeking
candidates for the following positions:

The successful candidate will have 5 - 7 years
experience in the accounting/auditing fields. CPA
required. Responsibilities include verification of
fund portfolios and Net Asset Value Calculations,
liaison with administrators and related parties,
management of cash and custody portfolios and
liaison with offices in multiple jurisdictions.

The successful candidate will haye 3 -.5 years
‘experience in the accounting/auditing fields.
Responsibilities including consolidation of accounts
and liaison with audit firms and institutional and
regulatory bodies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for
ensuring management of agent trails which include
the calculation and payment of trails and
commissions per the contracts with these parties
Maintain and update the contracts with agents and
communicate with both individual and institutional
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a will also be required.

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- MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 3B



nee eS eee
Chamber chief named

as the vice-president of
regional business body

TANYA Wright, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president, has been
named as vice-president and
director of the Caribbean
Association of Industry and
Commerce (CAIC), the
umbrella organisation for pri-
vate sector bodies in the region.

Mrs Wright said she fully
supported the mission of
CAIC, which is committed to
facilitating the development,
growth and positioning of
Caribbean businesses in the
changing world economy and
representing their interests in
regional, international and
hemispheric fora.

Mrs Wright said her appoint-
ment would enable the
Bahamas Chamber to fulfill
one of its new mandates -
improving its members’ access ’
to private sector opportunities,
while strengthening its rela-
tionship with regional and
international chambers of com-
merce and industry and their
private sector organisation
members.

Mrs Wright said CAIC had
access to various government
organs and international agen-
cies that national private sector
associations may not.

It was strategically placed to
influence regional government
policies to create the type of
business climate that seeks to

foster investment. B TANYA WRIGHT |

FROM page 2B

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1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40
0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.16
6.94 Cable Bahamas 9.25
1.53 Colina Haidings 1.53
7.05 Commonwealth Bank 9.10
0.67 Doctor's Hospitat 240
3.85 Famguard 4.20
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Bahamas last week reported
that the Government achieved a

“modest surplus” of $0.1 mil-
lion for July, the year’s first
month, compared to a $12 mil-
lion deficit for 2004-2005.

The Central Bank report said:
“The general buoyancy in eco-
nomic activity underpinned a
29.9 per cent growth in import
and related stamp duties, the
key-driver of the 22.3 per cent
rise in total revenue. The latter
outpaced the 5.1 per cent
increase in total expenditure,
which was concentrated in inter-
est payments as well as subsi-
dies and other transfers.”

It now appears that this trend,
at least where revenues are con-
. Was maintained

quarter, which also includes

August and September.

Mr Smith told The Tribune
that his Ministry had focused
on the revenue side of the Gov-
ernment’s Budget for the last
two years, convinced that the
current system was not collect-
ing the maximum owed through
slippage and leakages.

Collection

“As a result, the Government

had tightened collection and ~

administration procedures, as it
wanted to avoid imposing new
taxes or increasing existing
ones. The collections procedure
had involved a major Informa-
tion Technology (IT) upgrade,
with software in the Customs
Department upgraded and a
number of other revenue-col-
lecting agencies connected to
the system via the Internet. The
Government was also. reducing

the amount of cash used.to-pay -

Legal Notice

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b) and ~
(c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice

is hereby given that:-

(a) ROUGH HOLDINGS LIMITED, is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is
the Sth day of September, A.D., 2005 and

(c) the Piquidaior is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308 East

Bay St.

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

overnment revenue beats
projections for first three months

taxes and for services, which Mr

Smith described as “an espe-

cially vulnerable area in the sys-
tem”.

“We do think we are seeing
some positive results. with
respect to revenue collections
going up across all the agencies:
We're praying it continues into
the next year,” Mr Smith said.
He added that it was difficult
to measure how what percent-
age. of revenues owed to the
Government were not being
collected.

One study mieihiod was to
look at. the Bahamas’ per
annum gross domestic product
(GDP), find what percentage
of this was accounted for by
imported goods, and then apply
the various customs duty rates.
Mr Smith said there was always
a “gap” between what was col-
lected and the figures this
method produced..

As.most revenues ‘were col-
lected via the Customs Depart-
ment, Mr Smith said the. great-
est problems were smuggling

and the undervaluation of

imported goods.
On the expenditure side, Mr
Smith said this was much easier

for the Government to predict,
Some 55 per cent of its per
annum spending went on public
service salaries, while another
18 per cent went on debt ser-
vicing.

The Government also knew
what its capital budget was, and
was committed to a number of
long-term and medium-term
contracts on items such as main:

- tenance: As.a result, the Gov

ernment was committed to 80)
per cent of is Budget in:
advance, giving it little room fox
manoeuvre.

Mr Smith said his Ministry
was watching the publi¢
finances on a daily basis, and,
was keeping its “fingers
crossed” on the impact of Tis>
ing global oil prices.

In the Bahamas case, Mi
Smith said this could work both
ways: Oil costs could lead t6
higher airline prices and
reduced flights, lowering the
number of tourists visiting this.

_ nation and affecting tourism:

related taxes, but conversely it
could also force US tourists to

. mnake shorter flights, making thé

Bahamas an attractive destina~
tion.

-NOTICE

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138(4) (a), (b) and (c) of The tl
International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby +}

given that: -

(a) RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD. is in dissolution.

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is the 4th day

of October A.D., 2005.

(c) The Liquidator is Jonathan F. Catherwood for ne above-named:

Company.

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a3

Jonathan E Saeed
Director

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)



— "Colina
—— | Financial Advisors. Ltd.






“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land Unit #104 Casa De Tranquil &
Unit 5A Carefree Condos, West Bay Street situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Condominium Town House consisting
of (2) two bedrooms, (2) bathrooms.

Gross Unit Size: 1,250 sq. ft.

‘This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained'in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed

to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau... ..
Bahamas and marked “Tender 0142”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.

FID






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0.00%

10.00 . 0.00 1.456 3.40%
7.24 0.00 0.587 4.56%
0.80 9.00 0.204 1.25%
1.40 0.00 0.112 4.29%
4.10 0.00 0.066 2.73%
9.25 0.00 0.618 2.59%!
1.53 0.00 ~0.046 0.00%
9.10 0.00 257 0.705 4.51%

' 2.40 0.00 0.429 0.00%
4.20 0.00 0.428 5.71%
10.70 0.00 0.695 4.77%
9.50 0.00 0.695 4.00%
9.24 0.00 0.675 5AI%
4.15 0.00 0.022 0.00%
9.94 0.00 0.526 4.07%
8.65 0.00 450 0.526 6.47%










174.00
10.00
0.00

0.000




ast 12 Month



YIELD - jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask § - Salling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Baharnas Stock index. January 1, 1994 = 100

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS _
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot portion of Land Winton *
Estates situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence - 5
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon ‘:

“is a two-storey Town House Apartment consisting of (2) two bedrooms, , ‘
(2) bathrooms.

Property Size: 7,800 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1;585 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage "|
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.:

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed ”
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, PO. Box N-7549, Nassau, ;
Bahamas and marked “Tender 0629”. All offers must be received by the::

close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.+

COMPUTERS LIMITED

We regret to inform our valuable clients that two
of our telephone lines are temporarily out of order.

BaTelCo assures us that this matter
will be resolved urgently.

In the interim please use the following
telephone numbers:

394-6639

394-6640

(394-6646

or visit us at
www.customcomputers.bs

We appreciate your patience.

The Know How Teamâ„¢

Island Traders Building, East Bay Street





THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS

THE COLLEGE

Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 5B

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STAFF VACANCIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

Assistant Bookstore Manager

The successful candidate will report to the Bookstore Manager and assist the Manager by performing the following duties:

Manage the general operation of the bookstore and open/close the bookstore on a daily basis in coordination with the Manager
and in accordance with College shift policy...

Order textbooks in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and ensure the timely receipt of textbooks to meet College
course timelines.

Purchase all general merchandise required for resale after predetermining the appropriate reorder quantities and costs.

Ensure orders are received accurately and the correct mark-up prices are applied to all items purchased.

Forward approved purchase orders, matching delivery receipts, vendors statement and invoices to Accounts payable for payment
Develop shift schedules for bookstore staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Saturday.

Assist in interviewing potential bookstore assistants, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline bookstore employees

Oversee daily sales operations and ensure that end-of-day sales reports and bank deposits are correctly prepared for cash/credit
card/scholarship transactions.

Report and document all overages and/or shortages to Manager and Financial Controller.

Participate in the daily operations of the store by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that security is adequate, all merchandise
is properly displayed and customers’ queries are answered..

Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with point-of-sale database. Review/approve
returns, mark-up and mark-downs.

Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

An Associate Degree in Accounting or Business. ¢ Minimum of three (3) years experience in a similar position
Experience with automated financial application is an advantage * Trustworthy and of good character
*Meticulous and ability to work under pressure

Bookstore Clerks/Assistants

The successful candidates will report to Manager/Asst. Manager, Bookstore and be responsible for the following:

e

Work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.

Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Manual receipts must be used if system is inoperable.

Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.

Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages to Manager/Asst. Manager.

Participate in the daily operations of the store by patrolling the store, when not cashiering, to ensure all merchandise is properly
and cleanly displayed.

Assist with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.

Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required

Perform other related duties as required

\
Qualifications/experience

¢ At least a secondary education * Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
* Trustworthy and of good character ¢ Meticulous and able to work under pressure

¢ Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

Purchasing Officer

“| The successful candidate will report to the Financial Controller and be responsible for the following along with other duties:

Implement policies and procedures for inventory control: timetable for inventory counts, setting inventory re-order levels,
determining inventory obsolescence, and managing cost

Liaising with the appropriate Department Heads to ensure that policies and procedures relating to the ordering, payment, receipting,
issuing and costing of all assets/inventory items ordered are being correctly implemented

Account for and minimize inventory shrinkage, loss & damages

Calculate landed costs of all goods imported

Reconcile inventory balances with General Ledger accounts on a monthly basis .

Manage the operations of the Purchasing/Receiving Department in accordance with College policies to ensure that:
authorized Purchase Orders are processed timely, authorized goods are properly receipted, stocked and issued to the relevant
department, goods received-are-accompanied with the proper invoice, quoting the authorized purchase order, vendor invoices
approved for payment and submitted to accounts payable

Stock and ae inventory control of the following:

" 0 Food & Beverages 0 Stewarding

© Office Supplies > Copy Paper .

© Building Maintenance Supplies © Computer Supplies

© Copy Machine Parts © Chicks & chicken feed

Issue supplies in accordance with College policy and procedures. Ensure that the issuance of supplies are properly assigned to
the correct department and that the relevant data entries are made in Great Plains.

Qualifications/experience

+ Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
+ At least five (5) years experience in performing similar duties
Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities

¢ Strong o

rganizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision ‘
* Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Chief Accountant

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Financial Controller and be responsible for the Pere along
with other duties:

Manage the operations of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger/Budget departments and Fixed Assets
Oversee the operations of the Accounts Payable department to ensure the timely payment, recording, documentation, filing and
reporting of College expenditure

ao and code invoices and transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the approved chart
of accounts

Manage the operations of the Income Audit/Cashiers department to ensure the timely preparation of daily revenue receipts reports
Ensure that all revenue and cash receipts are reconciled and posted to the Great Plains General Ledger on a daily basis

Ensure that all bank reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis and all relevant journal entries posted

Prepare month end accrual and prepaid journal entries

Determine and post monthly entries for depreciation, amortization, cost of goods sold (books, food & beverage) —

Liaise with the Bookstore, Café, Business Centre , Freeport and other satellite campuses to ensure that all revenue is collected
and all monies deposited to the appropriate bank accounts and that Great Plains is updated in timely manner.

Produce monthly Revenue, Expenses, Ministry of Finance, & Budget vs. Actual reports

Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations and analytical spreadsheets for the corresponding expense accounts

Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

Bachelor’s Degree ( or equivalent) in Accounting from an accredited institution.
At least five (5) years experience in managing/supervising an accounts department
Knowledge of Great Plains/PowerCampus System would be an asset

Personal Qualities

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
‘Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Accountant

2

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Accountant and be responsible for the following along with other duties:

Manage the operations of the Scholarship department ensuring that all donor accounts are reconciled, bills submitted on a timely
basis and scholarships receivables are collected on a timely basis

Ensure that all scholarship transactions are posted daily to Great Plains.

Manage the creation of scholarship codes and tuition received in advance.

Administer COB Awards and tuition waivers

Administer deferred payment plans and ensure collection of the same

Administer students’ credit balances and security deposits

Liaise with the Purchasing Officer/Bookstore Manager to reconcile financial inventory with physical inventory for Fixed Assets
and Inventories (Text Books, Office & Stationery Supplies, Food & Beverage Supplies, Computer Supplies, Maintenance &
Cleaning Supplies)

Maintain fixed asset register to account for additions & deletions and prepare monthly depreciation analysis for the following:

0 Buildings 0 Leasehold Improvements
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment © Computer Equipment

& Computer Software 0 Vehicles

© Library Materials

Liaise with the various departments to ensure proper recording for fixed asset deletions and ensure that appropriate journal entries
are recorded
Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

eecee

Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
At least three (3) years experience in performing similar duties

Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities

°

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to mect deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Cafe Clerks/A ssistants: .
The successful candidates will report to the Manager/Asst. Manager, Cafe and be responsible for the following:

* — Working 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will-Be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. ‘ i,
Presenting and maintaining the appropriate health certificates

Setting up the Café for customer service

Operating and cleaning equipment in accordance with: instiuctions Provided.

Preparing food and serving.

Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Mantial receipts must be used if sisteon is inoperable
Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank depesit slips. ;
Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages t6 Manager/Asst. Manager. *

Participating in the daily operations of the Cafe by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that tables: chai, countertops
are always clean.

Assisting with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.

* — Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required

¢ Performing other related duties as required

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Qualifications/experience

* Atleast a secondary education + Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
* — Trustworthy and of good character © Meticulous and able to work under pressure =
* Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

Assistant Cafe Manager
The successful candidate will report to the Cafe Manager and assist the Manager by performing the fobewing duties:

* Manage the merchandising and operation of the Café in coordination with the Manager and in secordance with College
standard Government health and sanitation regulations.

°. Oversee food preparation and service, assisting where necessary.

+ — Ensure orders are received accurately and correct prices are applied to all items sold.

* — Develop shift schedules for Cafe staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Saturday.

* Assist in interviewing potential Café support staff, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Cafe employees

* Oversee daily cash sales operations and ensure that end -of-day sales reports and bank nope are sone pichescd for
cash transactions.

¢ — Report and document all overages and/or shortages to. Manager and Financial Controller. :

* Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with potatoes -sale database.

* Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

* At least a secondary education

* Minimum of three (3) years experience i in a food and beverage en environment.
* Trustworthy and of good character :

* Meticulous and ability to work under pressure

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date resume and other relevant documents, by Friday, October 4, zs te:

The Director, Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT |

Fall Semester —





COURSENO. SECT COURSE DESCRIPTION TIME DAY FRE
BUSINESS . ,

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER is dtc en Vaginas
CusT900 «ot_—«SERVICE WIS Q30AM-4:30PM. Thur 130ct = days. $170
COMPUTER
|COMP941 01 QUICKBOOKS 6:00-9:00PM Tue 27Sep G6 weeks $330
COMP960 0f_-~—«s MS POWERPOINT WiS Q30AM-4:30PM Thur 130ct_ = tday == 160
COMP930 Of +~—« WEBPAGE DESIGN WIS 9:30am-4:30PM ‘ThurfFri © 20&21 Oct. 2 days - 9500
COSMETOLOGY |
COSM804 01 MANICURE & PEDICURE 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 0c Bweeks $225
DECORATING Estee
DECO800 -—«01_—INTERIOR DECORATING | 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 Oct Bweeks $225
DECO801 01_ INTERIOR DECORATING I 6:00-9:00PM Wed 120ck Bweeks * $250
FLOR800 01_-—~FLORALDESIGN | 6:00-9:00PM Mon 10 0ct_ «10 weeks
FLOR801 01 _—_-FLORAL DESIGN 6:00-9:00PM Thur 190ct ~— «10.weeks
FLOR802 © 01 __- FLORALDESIGNIII 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 0ct 10. weeks
ENGLISH ee |
ESL 900 01 ENGLISHASASECOND LANG. 6:00-9:00PM Mon -s100ct_ «S10 weeks $260
LANGUAGES 3
FRE 900 01 CONVERSATIONALFRENCH! — 6:00-7:30PM —Tue/Thur 110ct 10 waeks $226
MANAGEMENT

"HUMAN RESOURCE , Seen te
MGMT902 © Ot._-~—S« MANAGEMENT WIS 6:00-9:00PM — ThuFri 208.210ct 2days $350
MEDICAL ee
MEDT900 -«-01.-—« MEDICALTERMINOLOGY! »«600-9:00PM Thur «= Och,‘ waeks) $225
SEWING Pe es
SEW800 -O1_~—=s@BASICOF FREEHAND CUTTING 6:00-9:00PM Thur 6 Ot 1Oweeks $225

BASIC OF FREEHAND | ? ote Balan a
SEWs02 = ot_—sCCUTTINGIL 6:00-9:00PM Mon... 100ct ...10weeks. $250
SEW805 01, DRAPERY MAKING | 6:00-9:00PM Tue -110ct «tO weeks © §225

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Superior Customer Service
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of superior customer service. It focuses on customer
value, retention and relationship building and employee motivation.

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Venue: Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
Tuition: $170.00

E ffective PowerPoint Presentations
is workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It cave

pats and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

Tuition: $160.00

Web Page Design

This course will cover Web Page Creation, Web Site Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling with and would like
to create their own web pages are encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics, pedia, Forms and Tabics

and hosting of web pages.

Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005
Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Vénue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

Tuition: $550.00

Human Resource Management Workshop
This two-day workshop is designed to equip managers and leaders in organizations and enhance the skills of current Heanas Resource
professionals with the theory, tools and techniques required for effective human resource TART practices in today’ '3 workplace.

Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
Tuition: $350.00

ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-coordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email nlacroix: .edu.bs. All fees
are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When submitting application, provide copies of
the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Cowrse



PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005

THE TRIBUNE

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

XAKIS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the -
9th day of June, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.’
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

‘No way to
“ai $1.06 per gallon
tax cut plan

FROM page 1B of each Ministry’s Budget was __— gestion to make to any gov-

dependent on realising the . ernment,” Mr Smith added of

rojected revenues from the _ the cut proposal.
(Liquidator) $1.06 flat tax rate imposed on Because the $1.06 was
ment had “factored that into unleaded gasoline. _ imposed on a per gallon basis,



LEGAL NOTICE



revenue projections”, and part “That’s not a very valid sug- and was a percentage of the

total price, Mr Smith pointed
out that because gasoline

Te ee that tet ibm, = Prices in the Bahamas had

risen due to world oil market
pressures, the Government’s

around 35 per cent.

she STEAM COOKS Mr Smith said this was in

NOTICE APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING :. line with the average 35 per

‘ © DISIPLINED. IN FOLLOWING AND ADHERING TO. SETRECIPI cent import duty imposed by

Be ences HOO + the Customs Department.

TACONITE INVESTMENTS LTD. © AN APPRECIATION FOR CLEANLINESS AND ORDER Stamp tax of around 7 per cent
® 2 3 = SE: : GENCY. 1 1 ;

(In Voluntary Liquidation) @ ee iI TG OUR GER PRESSURE is levied on all imports, and

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 22nd
day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_ (Liquidator)



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the Government’s stamp tax

Forward Resimes to email address: rr@abarrobahatnas.cam or FAX #'356-0333 on unleaded gasoline is also 7

per.cent per gallon.
Prices

Acknowledging the impact
rising oil prices had on all non-
producing countries, such as

NOTICE









NOTICE is hereby given that JUDY JACKSON, #60B GLADSTONE the Bahamas, Mr Smith said
TERRACE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying that rather than look at gov-
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for ernment tax and retail and
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, andthatany = wholesale margin cuts, this
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should “ a
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the nation had “to look at fuel ft
facts within twenty-eight days from the 10TH day of OCTOBER,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

ciency and alternative energy

sources” for a solution.
Actions such as margin cuts,

Mr Smith said, were simply

eer Opportunities

FirstCaribbean International Bank is the combination of CIBC and Barclays Bank in the
Caribbean, Bahamas and Belize. We are the region’s largest publicly traded bank with over
3,000 staff serving over 5.3 million people in 16 countries. We manage over 700,000 active
accounts via 100 retail branches and corporate/international banking centres. |

MANAGER - INVESTIGATIONS (OPERATIONS)

Responsibilities:

© To manage the active investigation and liquidation ofall
outstanding items in agreed specific accounts across the region

¢ To take ownership of establishing and guiding regional teams
engaged in investigation activity.

© To ensure the timely and accurate production of periodic status
reports on the Suspense and General Ledger accounts

¢ To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and.
make recommendations to senior management in areas within
the organisation that need improvement in accordance with
the organisation’s Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria
To manage the relationship between the relevant department
and the internal/external units, thereby ensuring that all .
identified issues are resolved and actioned :
To be accountable for the Risk and Control requirements of the
Investigations Unit - :
To evaluate the unit's performance, developing new features in
the department where required, ensuring that Internal Controls
is given full priority and highlighting areas of strengths and
concerns
To manage and control the unit's budget and resources

Responsibilities

¢ To establish and strengthen the production of periodic
financial reporting to all bank areas for reconciliations,
investigations, and verifications
To take responsibility for the timely, complete and accurate
production of all regional management reporting related to
internal General Ledger and Bank account reconciliation
To ensure that the reconciliation systems used are operating
within agreed parameters
To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and
make recommendations to senior management in areas that
need improvement so Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria are met
To manage the relationship between the relevant department,
the internal and external audit teams and Finance, thereby
ensuring that all audit items are resolved and actioned
To be held accountable for the department's Risk and Control
requirements
To take responsibility for evaluating the unit’s performance,
developing new features in the department where required,
ensuring that Internal Controls is given full priority and

Applications with detailed résumés should be submitted no
later than Monday 17th October, 2005 to:

Marisa Chadderton

Operations & Technology Resource Officer
FirstCaribbean International Bank

Head Office, Warrens

St. Michael

Barbados

Tel: (246) 367-2142

Email: marisa.chadderton@firstcaribbeanbank.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Prerequisites:

¢ A minimum of five (5) years in a managerial role. and in a large
operations centre environment (preferably in the financial services
industry)
Proven track record of excellent people management and team
building, especially where it relates to Remote Management
Ability to operate under strict timelines and over extended periods of
time, particularly during peak periods
Experience in the use of business processes and accounting policies to
resolve investigations
Demonstrated banking and accounting knowledge. (Foreign currency
accounting experience would be an asset)
Experience in the use of operational and automated banking and
reconciliation systems
An understanding of the use of technology to achieve targets and goals
Developed communication and computer literacy skills
Good. decision-making and problem-solving skills
Good accounting, analytical, and reporting skills
Well-developed negotiation and persuasion skills

highlighting areas of strengths and concerns in order to ensure compliance
with the Internal Controls environment within the Reconciliations area

¢ To prepare and control the unit’s budget

© To identify deficiencies within the relevant departments for the purpose of
developing and implementing enhancements and improvements

Prerequisites

© A minimum of four (4) years in a similar role and in an operations
environment (preferably in the financial services industry)
Extensive Audit, Risk Management and Internal Controls experience
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take had fallen and was now

“deferring. the decision” until it
was too late.

Mr Smith’s remarks found
support from Marlon Johnson,
the Small Business Associa-
tion of the Bahamas’ corpo-
rate secretary.

During a presentation to a
Bahamian Forum meeting on
energy, Mr Johnson called for
this nation to develop a
National Energy Policy that
both curtailed and discouraged
the use of fossil fuels, such as
oil, and encouraged both alter-
native energy sources and
energy-efficient designs.

“What we must focus on is a
comprehensive. energy policy
that aims to reduce substan-
tially our reliance on fossil
fuels in our daily lives,” Mr
Johnson said.

He added that in 2004, some
$365 million or 20 per cent of
the Bahamas’ total $1.81 bil-
lion import bill went on pur-
chasing fuel, and reducing this
would strengthen this nation’s
foreign reserves.

Mr Johnson said small busi-
nesses were all impacted by
oil price rises, as the increase
in production costs forced
companies to pass higher
prices on to consumer, lower-
ing demand for their products.
In addition, consumers were
already having to pay higher
electricity prices, lowering
demand further by having less
money to spend.

But he pointed out that oil
price shocks were nothing
new, and when adjusted for
inflation and government tax-
es, the per gallon price of gaso-
line is now where it was in
1981.

Alluding to the PetroCaribe
initiative, which the Govern-
ment has still to make a deci-
sion on, Mr Johnson said that
cheaper fuel today “doesn’t
mean that it will be so tomor-
Tow” 4

If the administration went
ahead and created a National
Energy Agency, he urged it
not to force the oil companies
- Texaco, Esso and Shell - to
buy from it. Instead, it should
be an option for them to use..

Mr Johnson said: “In fact, if
the Government is able'to
negotiate cheaper fuel, it will
only provide us with a false
sense of security and keep, us
from pursuing this national
energy policy.” ;

In devising a National Ener-
gy Policy, Mr Johnson said
that on transport, the Govern-.
ment should increase duty and
licensing fees on SUVs and
vehicles with large engines,

- while lowering duty for small-

er and standard shift vehicles,
and AeP USE it for hybrid

Subsidise |

He also urged the Govern-
ment to subsidise construction
“of alternative fuel stations”
and implement a proper mass
transit system.

Mr Johnson said Bahamians
should focus on solar power,
making use of the constant sun
this nation enjoyed. Duty
should be raised on conven-
tional heaters, he suggested,
and “greater rewards” and
competition among architects
- to design energy-efficient
homes - needed to be created.

Mr Johnson also advocated
that energy-efficient resorts
needed to be rewarded, while
all new subdivisions and liv-
ing areas needed to:be
designed with shops in walking
distance, rather than force
people to drive.

As for the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC), he
asked: “What about BEC and
the surcharge? How efficient is
BEC’s operation? Is the entity
being run at optimal capaci-
ty? Has BEC’s operation been
audited to see how it could
deliver its services more
cheaply? Have we given any
serious consideration to_liber-

~alisation of the sector and per-

mitting private companies to
compete to provide electricity
to the island’s grid?” __



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Pe

SMX Aaa oa

says Phase I is
0% ‘reserved’



. FROM page 1B

-ownership - known as fraction-
sal ownership - and use of a lux-
ury private villa that provides

clients with the benefits of a.

‘resort home without having to
maintain it.

Shared

: Ownership is shared between

share. Owners have equal
access to all villas in their mem-
bership class, meaning that the
owner of shares in a three-bed-
room property will have access
to all three-bed villas.

80/50 Great Exuma is not a
timeshare project, instead
being designed as a private club
with only owners able to use
and have access to their villas,
subject to reservation policies
and procedures.

Management - Rincon Ven-
tures (CPAM-Rincon), which
is financed by institutional
investor money and develops
high-end fractional ownership
developments in resort loca-
tions.

Principals
The company’s Los Angeles-

based principals are William
Boehringer and Sean Combs,

luxury multi-family residences
in locations such as Los Ange-
les and Orange County, Cali-
fornia, and Aspen in Colorado.

The two joined forces to cre-
ate CPAM-Rincon in 2001, and
that entity owns Meridian
Development LLC, the com-
pany which designs, builds and
sells the 80/50 private residence
clubs.

Apart from Great Exuma,
Meridian is also working on the

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 7B

UNCOLLECTED on
LONG-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES %

The names of persons with outstanding Long-Term Benefit
cheques are listed below. These persons are kindly asked
to collect their cheque(s) from the Pensions Department
of the WULFF ROAD LOCAL OFFICE.

For further information, you may contact the Department
at telephone number 356-2070:

NAME

ADDRESS |
Edward BODIE

Mt. Rose Avenue
Sunshine Way
‘Wulff Road

Moss Town
Minnie Street

St. James Road
Hampton Road
East Street South
Skyland Drive
Nassau Village
Nassau Village

Shirley BRAYNEN

Harold BROWN
Doreen CLARKE .
_Alceus CLERVILIEN
Nathalie COLEBY
Valerie DARVILLE
Violet FLOWERS
Mertland HIGGS
Delinda JOHNSON
Portia NEWBOLD

‘different clients, with 12 shares
offered in each villa, and clients,
able to purchase more than one

The 80/50 Great Exuma’s
ultimate owner is a US-based
company, Coast Pacific Asset

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE
a YUEN YUEN LTD.
| (In Voluntary Liquidation)
advertise
In The Notice is hereby given that the above-named
co T. =D; Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
Art une 15th day of June 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
. eall : Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

322-1986
ARGOSA CORP. INC.

Major ee ruCnrle Tae et today

TE tt ete Lc hire a junior corporate :

administrator.

The individual will be expected to assume

responsibility for all corporate administration |

| of the entity.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the
following: |

¢ Incorporation of Bahamas International. -
Business Companies and similar structures in
various jurisdictions

¢ Ongoing company administration, i.e.
preparation of minutes, resolutions, proxies,
powers of attorneys, etc.

¢ Continuation and Dissolution of companies

¢ Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or
french would be an asset

¢ Compensation commensurate with experience

— and qualification

Please send inquiries to:

Managing Director at facsimile #327-3967
(no telephone calls or emails please)

_The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday

21st October 2005.

who say they have more than
30 years’ combined experience
building custom homes and



80/50 Mammoth, a private res-
idence club at Mammoth
Lakes, California.

Elsaida TAYLOR
Charles TINKER
Flora WELLS

| Janetta WHITE

Lyon Road
Lyon Road
Washington Street
St. Charles Street |



BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REPAIRS/
REPLACEMENTS
TO POWER STATION BUILDING - GREAT HARBOUR CAY

TENDER NO. 590/05
The Bahamas Electricity Corportation invites tenders from eligible bidders for |
the provision of repairs and Replacements to the bos station building as

described above.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue

|. Hill & Tucker Roads by. contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour ..
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads.
Nassau, Bahamas — ‘
Phone No. 302-1158

Fax No. 323-6852

4) Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 19 OCTOBER 2005 by 4: ie

and addressed as follows:
The General Maniget
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. aN

“POWER STATION BUILDING REPAIRS GREAT HARBOUR CAY”



The Gorporitiony reserves the right to seen or reject any or all tenders.

GRAND BAHAMA SHIPYARD LIMITED
VACANCY WITHIN THE PROJECTS DEPARTMENT

Naval Architect —
QUALIFICATIONS:

e A technical academic background comprised of a degree from a recognized institution
in Naval Architecture

* At least 2 years experience in ship design working in a shipyard or technical support
office

° Fully conversation in modern computer aided decisis techniques and Naval Arciiitecture
processes.
Time management skills
Self starter

e Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team player

¢ Customer awareness skills enabling the successful candidate to preform effectively
with the departments’ internal and external customers.

¢ Fully cognizant of the importance of inter-departmental support

¢ Capacity and motivation to frequently work indeterminate hours

RESPONSIBILITY:

° Responsibility for technical support to all departments in the shipyard including but not limited
too:

° Drawing production & control

¢ Physical plant and system design

¢ Material design & specification

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of application along with relevant documentation
to:

Personnel Manager
Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.,
* P.O. Box F-42498-411
Freeport, Grand Bahama

CLOSING DATE: 17 October, 2005





Nl

responsible for

of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3RD day of
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship,







PAGE 8B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005

| NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MILBERT BELTON, ENESAS
ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 10TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THEOPHILE WILSON, GIBBS
CORNER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister

Nationality and ‘Citizenship, for

registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that FROM page 1B
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement ach

courts”.

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

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMILIENNE JOSEPH, MACKEY
STREET, HILLSIDE STATES, P.O.BOX FH 14168, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and CizenenPs P.O.Box N- nIAaL,
Nassau, Bahamas.



Courts.



Winding Baw
MOALD. DABAMAS

HAS VACANCIES FOR: fixed, rather than circumvent
Club Director the system.”
Candidate should have: Mi is ter

* four to five years experience

* experience in development of Golf Courses

° experience in high-end members/private club management
* willing to relocate to Abaco

Asst. Construction & Property Development pane
Candidate should have:

* landscape
* manage up to 30 employees

° three to four years experience
* willing to relocate to Abaco

Please send resumes to:

Attn, of Human. Resources.” ae:
:B.O, Box AB-2057

*"Marsh-Harbour, Abaco. any class or description”.

In a 19-page review of the
proposed Bill, the Chamber
and other private sector organ-
isations said: “The Bill is blan-
keted with reasons that the
Minister can summarily con-
vict people. The criminal aspect
of this is objectionable and
these should be removed and
-left.to the discretion of the

“The overriding concern
regarding this Act is the power |
granted to a single person [the
minister] while attempting to
limit the power of the courts.
We all share concerns that Acts
such as these - that make it less
likely that matters will go
before the courts - distort the
fundamental democratic sys-
tem - ie; the Constitution, the
court, Parliament, citizens and
civil society. We cannot empha-
sise enough that if there is a
perceived problem with the
court system, this should be

For instance, the first three
subsections in Clause 15 -
“Minister to Restrict Imports”
- of the Consumer Protection
Bill allow the minister to “pro-
hibit the importation or expor-
tation of goods of any class or
description of goods”, prohibit
imports of certain goods unless
he grants a licence to do so,
and “regulate: the distribution,
purchase or sale of goods of -

tor said: “This appears to give
the minister sole discretion to
stop any import. At minimum
the Act should specify the
grounds for prohibiting goods
and/or the minister’s reasons
should be stated. The Act
should not take precedence

‘over the other Act like Cus-

toms etc.”
Sector

Instead, the private sector
recommended that this clause
be amended to read that the
minister “may make recom-
mendations to the relevant
government agency for the
import or export of goods pro-
viding reasons and proof for
his decision”.

In its Consumer Protection
Bill review, the private sector
said the legislation was miss-
ing the ‘Application Section’

found in Section 3 of most Acts

of Parliament.

The review said: “The Appli-
cation section should make it
clear who the Act is. applica-
ble to - individuals, business-
es, manufacturers, producers,
sellers of commodities - and
whether or not the Crown will
be bound by the Act. It is the
opinion of the Chamber that
the Act should bind the Crown
and be applicable to govern-
ment ministries, departments,
agencies and corporations.

“Government services
should also be included along
with a judicial appeal process
and the right to sue the Gov-
ernment for libel and/or dam-
ages.”

. .Other concerns centred on

Clause 30 (2), which stipulates

meet the advertised delivery
date, all monies paid should be

refunded to the consumer plus .

an amount equal to 10 per cent
of the amount deposited for
each week that the goods are
not delivered. This, under the
Bill as. worded, would kick in
after 14 days.

However, the private sector
responded: “How can one be
expected to know exactly when
a product will arrive when we
are dependant on air or sea
transport to receive them in the
country? Suppose there is a
strike at the factory where a
good is being produced. What
if a provider expensed money:

-to order the product?”

Delivered

_ It recommended removing
the requirement to pay for
goods that are not delivered,

‘and suggested adding that

“orders can be cancelled and
any deposits refunded if the
goods do not arrive unless the
provider can give an ean

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Private sector upset
SAU KOIICoO MIT

Consumer legislation



Further concerns were also
expressed on Clause 44, which :
deals with acting on a Bill’ of
Sale.

The Bill as currently drafted:
said a provider of goods and
services would commit an —
offence if he acted on the pow-'
ers in a Bill of Sale of chattel,
pledge by the consumer, or
employed anyone other thant a
Bailiff to recover the chattels”
pledged in a Bill of Sale.,

Review

Apart from the Chamber,
the other organisations
involved in the review included
the Bahamas Employers Con-.
federation, the Bahamas Hotel
Association, the Insurance,
Institute of the Bahamas, the
Bahamas Manufacturers Rep-
resentatives & Wholesale
Association, the Small Busi+
ness Association, the Bahamas
General Insurance Association,
the Bahamas Motor Dealers
Association and mnesty
International. i <

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 9B



Regulatory
regime costs

nation

FROM page 1B

national co-operation regimes
“encompass the highest regula-
tory standards”, although the
Government was now “explor-
ing the streamlining” of the
financial services industry’s reg-
ulatory framework. She added
. thatthe regulatory framework |
review being conducted by a
government-appointed com-
mittee was intended “to
enhance efficiency as well as
maintaining those standards”.

. Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said the Private Trust

Companies Bill would be pre- *

sented to Parliament in “this
quarter of 2005”. Meetings to
finalise the Bill, which is now
being circulated for financial
industry feedback, will be held
between private and public
agencies over the “next few
weeks”.

* The Government was also
“hoping” to present the new
External Insurance Act to Par-
liament before year end.

- And the minister confirmed
that PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Pwe) had been hired to survey
the’ Bahamian financial services
industry as part of an exercise
by the private and public sec-
tors to update the original Five-
Year Strategic Plan for the sec-
tor. The PwC survey will enable ‘
the second Five-Year plan to

$50m

be based on empirical data.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said

the digitisation of all services at
the Registrar General’s Depart-
ment, making them available
via the Internet to Bahamians
across the world, had provided
a platform for e-government.
She added that it would also
help the financial services indus-

_try to serve its $2 trillion asset

base over the Internet.

But Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said “one of the main reasons”
why the Bahamas continued to
be competitive in financial ser-
vices was the quality of its pro-
fessionals and executives in the
sector.

“While legal, regulatory and
operating frameworks are
important, the Bahamas will
only be as successful as the
depth and strength of our intel-
lectual capital, our people,” Mrs
Maynard-Gibson said.

Recalling the Bahamian ath-
letes whose success ensured
they have their pictures adorn-
ing the walls at Nassau Inter-
national Airport, the minister
said: “The time has come to be
equally as enthusiastic about
the Bahamian entrepreneur

' who stands head and shoulders

above the global competition.”

Many professionals in the
industry, she added, could “be
recognised as gold medal
Olympians i in financial ser-

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005/CLE/QUI

| IN THE SUPREME COURT :

' EQUITY SIDE

2005

No.00547

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land situate
Rose Street, Fox Hill in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, The Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
(Chapter 393 statute Laws of The Bahamas
revised edition 2001)..

AND

| INTHE MATTER of The Petition of Margaret Davis and Debra
, Michelle Davis

NOTICE

MARGARET DAVIS AND DEBRA MICHELLE





mg ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON

GN-272

5 DEPARTMENT OF
' PUBLIC SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
_- DEVELOPMENT, MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Assistant Director of Cooperative
Development, Department of Cooperative Development,
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.

Requirements for the post:

_ 1. A Bachelors Degree in Education, Accounting, Public

Administration, Human Resources, Economics,
Management or Business Administration from a
recognized institute;

. Aminimum of five (5) years experience in cooperative «.
"development or atelate business development area: three-

(3) of which must be iri an administrative capacity ~
The successful candidate:
(i) Must have knowledge of
- Credit Unions |

- Producer/ Services Cooperatives;
- Farmers and Fishermen Organizations;

Gaye Should be committed to strengthening and expan

‘the cooperative sector and have the ability to lead
and motivate people for the establishment of
professional organizations;

Must be a dynamic, motivated, competent individual
who is able to execute the programs of the Department
of Cooperative Development through working closely
with the cooperative sector and potential members,

GN-271

> PUBLIC SERVICE
4 COMMISSION

VACANCY FOR MESSENGER

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT, MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL

OVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the position of Messenger, Department
of Cooperative Development, Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.

Requirements for the post:

Applicants must be mature persons who have

completed high school to grade nine (9), must

be highly reliable and in possession of a valid
' driver’s licencé and a clean police record.

The duties of the post include:

Delivery and collection of mail, keeping accurate
records of distribution of mail, making deposits
. and liaising with Treasury Department, as well
as any other duties which may be assigned.

The salary of the post is in Scale M6 $10,100 x
400 - $18,500per annum.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads
of Departments. Application forms may be obtained
from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting Street. They should be returned
complete with copies of original qualifications,
documentary proof of relevant experience to the

‘Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana
_ Hill, Meeting Street, P.O.Box N-1418, Nassau,

Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

GN - 273

DEPART MENT OF PUBLIC
SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ACCOUNTANT ©
DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

.. FISHERIES AND LOCAL
*. .GOVERNMENT |

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Accountant, Department of Cooperative
Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local
Government.

Requirements for the Post:

1. Applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree in
Accounting;
2. Aminimum of four (4) years experience in accounting;

3. Be fully conversant with Government policies and

DAVIS, the Petitioners claim to be the owners in fee simple in
procedures.

: possession of the said piece parcel or lot of land and have made
‘| application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act to have the
said piece parcel or lot of land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared in.a Certificate of Title
| to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions
| of the Act. .

maintaining high community awareness and public
confidence in the cooperative sector;

The successful candidate will:
(i) Serve as the head of the Accounting Section;
(ii) Have the ability to'‘work i in groups and motivate
~~ people; -
(iii) Have integrity and initiative;
(iv). . Be self-motivated and possess a high level of
.- .. administrative competence;
(v) Demonstrate knowledge of computerized
‘information systems used in accounting
application;
(vi) Travel independently to fulfil the responsibilities
~~ of the position.

(iv) Must also be familiar with cooperslive legislation
and regulations.

The duties of the post include:

(a) Assist the Director with the implementation of policies,
programs, projects and pee activities of the.

Copies of a diagram or plan showing the position, boundaries Dep artnent;

shape marks and dimensions of the said piece parcel or lot of
land may be inspected during normal working hours at the
following places:

(b) Assist the Director with the implementation of |
management tools and operations manual for improved
efficiency and productivity;

(ce) Promote and facilitate business development policies
and strategies through alliances with national, regional
and international agencies to increase productivity of
cooperative enterprises.

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court Bitco Building, East
Street in the City of Nassau, The Bahamas. |. Specific duties include:

(b) The Chambers of Messrs. Davis & Co., 4th Floor Sheraton
Hilton, Suite 400#1 Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner

(a) Ensuring that the financial regulations are
strictly adhered to;
(b) Preparation of the annual budget;
(c) Supervision of the Accounts Section;
(d) Coordinating, controlling, monitoring of the
accounting procedures;
_ (e) Compiling and analyzing financial information.

Supervise the operations of the business development
unit.

Direct the Human Resource Program of the
Cooperative Department and cooperative sector in
order to constantly modernize the skills and knowledge
base within the cooperative sector.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having drawn
a right of Dower or an adverse claim or claim not recognized
in the Petition shall within thirty (30) days after the appearance
of the Notice herein file in the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioners or
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement
of claim within thirty (30) days herein will operate as a bar to
such claim.

Work closely with the Senior Cooperative Education
and Training Officer, to design, produce and
implement effective programs to benefit the business
skills.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Sailing associations seek \

provider for cash prizes

@ SAILING .
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



- MEMBERS of the Bahamas Boat
Owners and Sailors Association and
the Commonwealth Sailing Associa-
tion, responsible for providing the
boats to participate in the various
regattas, will have to concentrate on
finding a new cash prize sponsor.

Burns House Group of Companies,
who, for more than a decade, have
provided cash prizes for the regattas,
have announced that over the next few
years, they will switch their focus on
providing product support for “on
shore” activities.

Strategies

In a release, signed by the manage-
ment of the company, Burns House
stated that “as the nation expands and
the market evolves, we must adjust
our marketing strategies in order to
obtain our goals..

“The Family Islands play a major
role in increasing our opportunities
for both the marketing and selling of
our products; therefore we have decid-
ed to increase our efforts in assisting

Burns House to focus on providing



the local communities around the
islands.”

Under president Garret ‘Tiger’ Fin-
layson, Burns House had provided a
long-term deal with sponsoring the
Boat of the Year awards at the end of
the year.

Burns House also provided cash
prizes to assist the organising commit-
tee.

The agreement was eventually
reduced to a year-to-year basis. Now it
will cease as of next weekend when
the Harbour Island Regatta closes out
the regatta season.

When contacted, BBOSA com-
modore the Rev. Dr. Philip McPhee
said that Burns House’s sponsorship
was not directly to their association or
the CSA.

But he admitted that their decision
to cease their sponsorship will have
an adverse effect on the participation
of the native sloops in the various
regattas.

“No boats will want to go all the

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way to the regattas and not get paid to
compete,” McPhee stressed. “I guess
we will have to look for another spon-
sor or the grants from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture will have: to
increase.’

Owner

McPhee, the owner of three boats,
including the new Red Hot Thunder-
bird that was recently commissioned
on Potter’s Cay dock, confirmed that
he received the letter from Burns
House.

But he said he’s concerned that
Burns House agreed to support the
regatta associations with products
rather than providing cash prizes.

Tony Knowles, the commodore of
the CSA, was unavailable for com-
ments. _ ,

McPhee, however, said that the asso-
ciations will just have to look at other
avenues to subsidise the cash prizes

s

.

‘product support for ‘on shore’ activities

for the regattas or there won’t be any
participation from the boats in the
future.

Burns House, in its release, further
indicated that the committees work
tirelessly to host and organise the
many regattas, homecomings and fes-
tivals throughout the year to simply
and ultimately promote their individ-
ual islands.

And while they are “truly proud to
have been the major sponsor for both
the BBOSA and the CSA,”
Burns House said they are
“extremely proud to continue our
sponsorship of the local regatta com-
mittees.”

Burns House thanked the inémbers.

‘along with the boat owners and sailors -

for the opportunity to “support a
major, part of our culture over the
years.”

They also wished both the BBOSA

and the CSA: much success in their.

efforts to further the growth of the
sailing in the Bahamas.

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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

THERE was some new faces
at the entrance to the baggage
claim area of the Nassau Inter-
national Airport on Saturday
morning, as more portraits of
Bahamas’ clite athletes were
unveiled.

Dominic Demeritte, Christine
Amertil and Leevan Sands
joined track and field teammates
like the Golden Girls, Tonique
Williams-Darling, Avard Mon-
cur, Troy Kemp and Frank
Rutherford on the Wall of
Fame.

The unveiling ceremonies,
which were scheduled as a part
of the week-long celebrations
for the World Championship
team, also give the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture an
opportunity to showcase former





Athletes get their portraits

on the Wall of Fame



athletes who have achieved on
the world circuit, such as Sloan
Farrington, Danny Smith and
Elisha Obed.

The six new faces joined the
other 15 members already
inducted into the country’s Wall
of Fame.

Christine Amertil said she will
cherish the moment for a life-
time.

As she reflected back at her
strenuous season — one she is
calling a roller coaster ride —
Amertil thanked the Bahamian

public for their support, saying it .

is a motivational drive each time

she steps on the track.

Amertil said: “It feels great
to be back home and to be a
part of the week-long celebra-
tions. The celebrations took a
bit long to take place because
our season was so long this year
and everyone was in different
places, but it is always good to
come back home and feel appre-
ciated.

“This year I was up and down
and all about. I probably should
have ran a little bit more fours,
but this year there weren’t that
many to compete in just due to
the schedule, so I didn’t have

that rhythm like I had last year.
But, overall, I came out with
personal best times, so J think
had a great year.”

The Olympic Games finalist
missed out on the final at the
World Championship games,
which were held in Helsinki,
Finland. At the games, Amertil
clocked a time of 51.03 seconds,
just shy of qualifying for the final
rounds.

This was also the case for
Amertil in the 200m, participat-
ing in the first round of compe-
tition with times of 23.88 sec-
onds.

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sailing —
associations

“seek new cash





“The focus is to go out there

and compete, better my times...

We have the Commonwealth

. Games so early. It is so unusual

to try°’and compete at such a
high level that early in the year,
but I am going to go out there
and give it my all,” said Amertil.

“T am not too sure about the
200m at those games, but I will
commit to the 400m.”

The achievements of the oth-
er athletes are as follows:

Bi DANNY SMITH

© First Bahamian to hold a
world record in the 60 yard
dash hurdles.

® Six time All-American at
the Collegiate level

¢ Inducted into Florida State
University in 1981

© Record holder in the

‘60 yard hurdles at Florida

‘DOMINIC DEMERITTE::

prize provider

State University in 1973-
1975

@ ELISHA OBED:

° The first Bahamian to win.an:
individual boxing title on the
World level — World Junior Mid-
dleweight champion ve

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© Olympic gold medallist in
sailing at the 1964 Olympic
Games ee

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© National record holder in the.
200m “

¢World Indoor gold medalist
in 2004 :

@ LEEVAN SANDS
© 2003 bronze medalist at the

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005



Hundreds of trade union members marched on the
House of Assembly last week to push for salary increas-
es, an end to contract negotiations and other labour
concerns. Representatives from almost all unions under
the NCTU’s (National Congress. of. Trade Unions)
umbrella were on hand to make their displeasure known
to MPs returning to the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day following the summer recess.

_ They carried banners reading, “Labour all for one”
“Stop ignoring trade unions please”, “You can’t live on
$4,000 per month, but you want me to live on $1,500 per
month” and “Stop hiring these consultants with high

Czech-born investor
Viktor Kozeny (pictured
onithe left) of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week fol-
lowing US requests for his
extradition.

Kozeny, a 42-year-old
Bahamian resident who is
an Irish national, but was
born in Czechoslovakia,
was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel on

The Governor General has been asked
to step in to resolve a “constitutional cri-
sis” and appoint a definite leader of
opposition in the House of Assembly.
The House’s first session opened with a
bang last Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a scathing
attack on.the official opposition, as hun-
dreds of trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to demon-
strate their displeasure with govern-



Thursday...



5 By JOHN MARQUIS



Inaguans, the . names
George and Willis Duvalier
are enough to induce nau-
sea and revulsion.

‘In their day, these rabble-rousing
brothers were the scourge of the island =
men who spent their entire lives look-
ing for trouble and invariably found it.

When they ended their days with noos-
es round their. nécks at Nassau. Prison,
no-one who knew them capresied much
by way of surprise.

It was always likely - probably
inevitable - that the Duvalier brothers
were destined fot a date with the hang-
man. So it proved.

They gunnedidown:a man named
Munroe during a disturbance in Inagua in
the 1930s, having demonised him as a

“company:spy”. The island was trauma-
tised. 4

For Abades afterwards, Inaguans
recoiled at the mere mention of their
names. -An’ island noted for peace and
tranquillity was torn asunder by their
malign influence,



Since those distant days, there has.

always been speculation about whether

George and Willis were related to the .

miost wicked di¢tator of his time, Dr
Francois “Papa‘Doc” Duvalier.

The answer is; yes, according to 79-
year-old Maureen Duvalier, a niece of
Papa Doc who is| well- known in Nassau
as the popular singer-composer Bahama

Mama. Papa Doc and the brothers were:

cousins, she told INSIGHT.

Yo ari older generation “of

ment...(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

- pay who have no sense of direction”...

As Haiti prepares to make another attempt at democracy

in a November election, INSIGHT looks at one of its worst

tyrants - Dr Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier - and his family
links with two brothers who struck fear into the people



\

The blood connection between the
ruthless brothers and a man who is said
to have been! ‘responsible for 40,000
deaths during his reign as Haiti’s Presi-

' dent-for-Life explains a lot. Perhaps there
was a murderous genetic strain which
linked the three of them.

It probably explains, for instance, why
Francois, a studious country doctor who

treated the rural poor in Haiti. for no

reward, was transformed by power into a

ghoul whose sheer wickedness made him :

an instantly recognisable international
figure of his time.

Ms Duvalier' said: “George and Willis

were the sons of Francois’ uncle. Francois
went on to medical college. The brothers
were convicted of murder and hanged.

If Ms Duvalier’s information is cor-
rect, and she remains sharp and lucid in
recalling her family’s past, it settles once
and for all the mystery of the Inagua
Duvaliers and their supposed links with
Papa Doc, whose reign between 1957
and 1971 struck terror into a nation that
was already on its knees.

In fact, Ms Duvalier claims Francois
was born in Inagua before being taken to

Haiti as a boy, and visited Nassau fre-
quently as a young man after his mother
moved here. It is a version of events dis-
puted: by Papa Doc’s best-known biog-
raphers, the journalists Bernard Dei-
derich and Al Burt, but mystery has
always been part of the Duvalier story.

And the dictator himself did his best to. °

conceal details of his past during his years
in-power.

Duvalier’s visits to the Bahamas con-
tinued right up to his mother’s death in
Nassau in 1930, she said, after which
Francois continued his medical studies
in Haiti and the United States and devel-
oped an interest in politics. With fellow
intellectuals in Port-au-Prince, he became
a fervent black nationalist determined
to promote his country’s African’ her-
itage.

Today, the Duvaliers who‘remain in
Nassau have no enthusiasm for claiming
lineage with Papa Doc, or the notorious
George and Willis. ‘But Ms Duvalier
shows little reticence in discussing her
family’s colourful history.

“T last saw my uncle Francois. when I
visited him at the National Palace in Port-

| o> C68 Inagua in the southern Bahamas.

au-Prince in 1961,” she said, “I was’
aboard a cruise ship that docked there .

and he invited me to call on him.”
She described him and his wife Simone

- later dubbed Mama‘ Doc, an acknowl- ._
-edgment of her immense power during

her. husband’s reign - as “very nice peo-
ple”, though she said it’s impossible. to
gauge the true nature of anyone on the
basis of brief acquaintance.

“TY would not venture to say why he
changed so much,” she told INSIGHT,
“People.are often like that. They can be
one way one minute and ten minutes lat-
er they are something else because they

have another thing going on in their.

heads.”

Papa Doc, a ‘vood6o houngan whose
people came to believe he could be killed
only by a silver bullet, certainly displayed
evidence of a dual personality as his Ton-
tons Macoute henchmen terrorised
Haitians in the night, torturing and killing
with impunity.

Ms Duvalier recalls family talk of him
as a young doctor riding a donkey

. through Haiti’s impoverished country-
side dispensing treatment for no reward.

4

@ MAUREEN Duvalier
-performs on stage in.
Miami in 1977.

. (FILE photo)



Here. was a man, she said, who had a
true medical calling. His:pro bono work
, earned him the:abiding trust of the peas-
ants, It was to become.an important fac-
tor in his eventual rise to power.

The ambitious young politician, whose
early intentions seemed honourable
enough, identified childlike qualities in

‘the country folk and became a paternal

figure. Hence, the nickname that was to
earn him a place i in 20th century history.

'‘ However, once installed in the presi-
dency, Papa Doe applied his Machiavel-
lian principles to the limit, allowing grow-

ing paranoia to heighten his taste for

intrigue and reprisals. Lacking the bom-
bast of many Latin American dictators,
he made taciturnity his strength, squint-
ing enigmatically from behind his thick

glasses as he maintained long sullen

silences.
No-one, even his closest aides, knew
exactly what was going on in his head.

‘What they did know was that any deci-

sion he reached was ruthlessly applied.
This made him an unnerving figure, and
his acolytes quaked in his presence.

A succession of coup attempts - most
of them laughably inept - made him
increasingly determined to cling to pow-

‘er. He formed the Tontons Macoute, a

private militia of ruthless thugs, to neu-
tralise treacherous elements in the official
army, and laid the base for 30 years of
family rule. The Tontons were his eyes
and ears = and they enforced the presi-

‘dent’s every murderous whim with relish.

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(Subject: Insight - Racial pro-
filing: ane case for and against)

am happy and relieved
that someone has the
courage to call a spade
a spade, despite the
inevitable backlash.
Please, keep it up. I didn't read
Ms Esfakis' remarks, but like
so many others, it appears that
she is content to keep her head
buried in the sand. I wonder
which neighbourhood she lives
in. I live in the Carmichael
Road district, and believe me, I
sometimes wonder if I'm in
The Bahamas or Haiti. I won-
der what Ms Esfakis' tune
would be if they were living in

her neighbourhood and turn-''

ing it into a slum.

The financial, social and cul-
tural répercussions of carrying
this large group of invaders -
that's what they are - are
already immeasurable and
appearing more and more to
be insurmountable.

E. Sands



He’s a living legend, a master of music and an all-time

INSIGHT came very close
to being inflammatory in its

comments on the Haitian prob- ..

lem in the Bahamas. It’s one
of the reasons writers general-
ly steer clear of such subjects.

Anything that can be inter*"'
preted as “racial” is considered,

dangerous territory.
However, are we really

expected to remain silent while’

our country is overrun? The
fact is that Bahamians are
extremely ignorant when it

comes to Haitian history.

Haitians are‘not like us. We

need to acknowledge that, or |

take the consequences.
J Little, Nassau .

~ INSIGHT remains the most |
provocative - and enlightening _

- journalism in the Bahamas
today. Don’t be discouraged
by your critics. Some things
need to be said - and you say
them with tremendous force
andeloquence.

D and C Smith

great. He is John “Chippie” Chipman, who received,
his Cacique Award after decades of contributions to |
Bahamian culture and entertainment. Often called the

godfather of Bahamian entertainers, he has assisted i in the A
development of generations of performers. John Chipman

now enjoys unprecedented symbolic status as a cate

Award winner and Bahamian ic icon,

You can find a Cacique Award
Deadline: October 14, 2005

Foith. “Chipp ;
1997 Cacique Award Winner —
‘Music and intertai







I LIKE souiiiliecn th that tells
it like it is and makes people
think. INSIGHT is powerful.
Some politicians think it’s too

powerful, But I get the strong

feeling that INSIGHT is on the

‘.people’s side; and that. s what

counts;
Greg ‘Rahmitig

000000

INSIGHT’S views on the
Haitian problem are to the
point and timely. However, I
fear the problem is already too

big for us to cope with. The set-

tlements are baby production
lines, which means that mass.
deportations might be the only

solution. But we all know that’s



ie” Chipman.




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who voted against them.in:

_ing-a' mistake

‘by their excesses. Evento

‘Papa Doc never forga

his name.

I was quick to admit that he
would barely be able to win the
pyadersiip race in the party,
*, but would not enjoy the same

i . Tesult in a general election. He
just does not have what it takes
“to attract swing voters, or

3 young people.

, lam a young professional,

: nd I was in a conversation

impossible because ofie Our; with several young people from
international human rights: various outstanding profes-
obligations and the chaotic and.’ sions, all of whom admitted to
dangerous state Haiti is in. traditionally being followers of
today. It’s very worrying: and’, ‘the FNM, but said that they
the long-term implications do, .;could not support the party

not.bear thinking about. 3.)

Geraldine H, ‘Abaco zy












They went on to say that
t was nothing personal, they
think he's a nice guy, but not

‘the type of leader that The

Bahamas needs at this time:

: . This point of view is not lim-
ited to the group that I was
- conversing with, these senti-
“ments are being echoed in
»many places that I go to. I was
‘absolutely amazed at how
“many young former FNMs that
upported the government in
he last election wanted Mr
ngraham back.

Those loyal to Tommy, for
whatever reason, seek to try
everything in their power. to

top what is perceived as the
best chance of the FNM fegain-
ng the government, i.e bring-
ng Hubert Ingraham back.

Irs interesting that the PLP.
challenged the Hawksbill t
Creek Agreement because. it’
didn’t want “a state within a
state”,: with, Freeport people:
living outside Bahamian law

However, in Pigeon Pea ‘and
The Mud in Abaco, we have
two Haitian settlements living
outside the law of the land.
Would someone kindly expla
this anomaly? .

J BH, Marsh Harbour.

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“ONE ot the sroblend in t
FNM has always ‘been: that. it
doés not listen very wel
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you don't give the people who
hey want they will make you
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want and they will reward you
or it by making your party the
next government or continue




bers of the’ iy
opposition!

Elden Mayne



undermining Haiti’s black revo-
ution - that I met the president at
he National Palace in 1968.

He looked peculiarly vulnera-








tortured. By the Tont G
basement of the National Palac
‘The Duvaliers’ reputation: fo
ruthlessness was borne: ou
their actions right to the
end. The lives of thou
Haitian families were laid

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ble behind. his huge mahogany

zled héad, and unusually large
hands, he was most people’s idea ,

His’ physical self was, howev-
er, always at odds with the grue-
some reality. Just a few weeks
before, he had personally super-;:
vised the execution of 19 young
army officers, all suspected of try-
ng to unseat him. And a huge
revolver lay in his pending tray,
lest an adversary somehow found

Watching him during my 40-
minute audience, I tried to square
this tottering hunchback with the
vile deeds attributed to him. He
signed a copy of his little red book
of Duvalierist ideology and hand-
ed it to me on my way out. His
huge signature was bisected by
what praphologists call a suicide
line. But self-destruction was not
in his nature. He died three years
later in his bed, the kind of quiet

THE TRIBUNE

THOSE who say Ingraham
will lose the election for the
FNM do not appreciate the
sca's of his support in the Fam-
ily Islands. Since hearing he
was likely to make a comeback,
people have been registering
to vote. They are excited at his
possible return.

Ingrahamite

ENJOYED your reference
to Ingraham and Turnquest as
the sorcerer and his appren-
tice. We all had a pood laugh at
that one.

Jeremy, Bernard Road

e66000

UNFORTUNATELY for
the FNM, their squabble over
the leadership has made them
look utter fools. If they can’t
sort out their own internal trou-
bles, what chance is there of
them sorting out the CORRUY. s
troubles? (

I’m afraid they’ re finished as
a political force. They are a
bunch of cheap opportunists. I
personally think the behaviour
of Symonette and Ingraham,
with their scheming and
manoeuvreing, is an absolute
disgrace and a display of con-
tempt for the country. If these
donkeys are a dream team,
spare me the nightmare!

Perry Christie, inept as he is,

- can look forward to another five

years of power when 2007
comes around. The FNM has
shown beyond doubt that it
doesn’t have what it takes to
fun a conch stall, never mind
the Bahamas. .
JK Burrows, West Bay

THE FNM jgects to be reti-
tled FMN - Fatally Misman-
aged No-hopers.
Leslie, Cable Beach



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and dignified end denied his foes.
Ms Duvalier wishes he were
still alive so that she could instil
into him her strong feelings about
love for others. ©
“T would express the meaning

_of love for people,” she said,

“When I first knew him, he was a
very gentle man, just like a doctor
should be. In-his early days, be
used to go round the Haitian
countryside on a;donkey.and nev-
et charged anyone for their treat-
ment. The poor people came. to
trust him.”

Their trust was misplaced.
Duvalier’s hatred for the mulatto
elite was intense, but his bloodlust
didn’t stop there. By the time.
Papa Doe’s reign was at its height,
everyone “ whatever their colour
- was afraid to open their doors at
night.

The Tontons became the
bogeymen of the dark hours,
whisking people away to
unknown horrors; Many victims
were summarily despatched, oth-
ets tortured until hideously
maimed. Fort Dimanche, just out-

' side Port-au-Prince, gained noto-

riety as the sinister hellhole where
Papa Doc’s enemies died
unspeakable deaths.

Meanwhile, the dictator and his
close entourage rarely left the
Palace, a triple-domed white edi-
fice in central Port-au-Prince
which has come to be regarded
as the only constant in a land of
chaos and change. It was their
séat of power, and continued
occupation of its sites and corri-
dors was their insurance. policy.
Heavily-armed Tontons guarded
the way to Papa Doc’s lair.

It is odd that, following the tur-
moil of the last '20 years, the
Duvaliers are now considered rel-
atively: benign figures alongside
their successors. Whatever their
faults, they brought a sense of
order to a country where it is tra-
ditionally in very short supply. In
those days, tourists could walk
the streets in safety. The Tontons
made sure of that.

Baby Doc himself, having
squandered the family’s ill- ~got-
ten fortune during exile in
Europe, has expressed a yearn-
ing to return to his homeland. Not
everyone resists the proposition.
“Things have gone downhill since
my day,” the. ex-playboy once
said, without a trace of irony,
from his Paris hideaway. And
Duvalierists agree, with some jus-
tification, as Haiti’s troubles
appear to multiply by the week.

With Haiti moving uncertainly
towards polling day next month,
nothing could better epitomise its
enduring plight than the thought
that the Duvaliets were, in rela-
tive terms, something of a high
point for this benighted land.

Sinister and: brutal as they
were, they gave Haiti a period of
stability it has rarely known. “He
was a good man,” an elderly Hait-

- ian of my acquaintance says of

Papa Doc. “He brought discipline
to my country.”

In Inagua, however, the name
Duvalier can still induce a shud-
der or two. George, Willis and
their cousin Francois - the country
doctor turned despotic monster -'
are three names the island would
rather consign'to history.

Ms Duvaliet, meanwhile, tries
to remember the good and for-
get the bad. But it’s not easy.

° John Marquis’s book on
Haiti (Papa Doc: The Tyrant and
His Legacy) is due out in 2007.



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Be ey INSIGHT.

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trade union

members

marched on

m the House of

Assembly last week to push for

salary increases, an end to con-

tract negotiations and other
labour concerns.

Representatives from almost

all unions under the NCTU’s
(National Congress of Trade
Unions) umbrella were on
hand to make their displeasure
known to MPs returning to the
House of Assembly on
Wednesday following the sum-
mer recess.
- They carried banners read-
ing,
“Stop ignoring trade unions
please”, “You can’t live on
$4,000 per month, but you want
me to live on $1,500 per
month” and “Stop hiring these
consultants with high pay who
have no sense of direction”.

John Pinder, newly re-elect-
ed head of the Bahamas Public
Service Union, told The Tri-
bune that government had tak-
en the public service for grant-
ed for far too long.

The BPSU feels that rather
than accept a lump sum pay-
out of $1,300, they would pre-
fer to receive an across-the-
board pay increase of $1,800,
which would amount to about
$150 per person each month.

But this is not the only out-
standing issue affecting the
union, as there remains a num-
ber of concerns, some dating

“Labour all ‘forone”;

back at least 14-18 months,

according to unionists.

Hotel union and airport
union members also took part
in last Wednesday’ s demon-
stration.

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THE Governor General has
been asked to step in to resolve
a “constitutional crisis” and
appoint a definite leader of the
opposition in the House of
Assembly.

The House’s first session
opened with a bang last
Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a
scathing attack on the official

opposition, as hundreds of :

trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to
demonstrate their displeasure
with government...

Mr Wells argued that under
constitutional article 82, the
opposition leader must be
leader not only “on paper” but
also in fact as a living political
reality.

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CZECH-BORN investor
Viktor Kozeny of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week follow-
ing US requests for his extra-
dition.

Kozeny, a Ao-yearcold
Bahamian resident who is an

_ Irish national, but was born in

Czechoslovakia, was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita

Bethel on Thursday.

He was told that the United
States wanted him to be extra-
dited to answer a long list of
accusations in New York.

The indictment sheet
includes charges of conspiracy
to violate the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, breaches of an
act pertaining to travel, and
money laundering.

The equivalent of those
charges in this jurisdiction, said
Magistrate Bethel, amounted
to bribery, along with aiding
and abetting and conspiracy to
commit bribery, as well as aid-
ing and abetting and conspira-
cy to launder hundreds of mil:

‘lions of dollars.
The US alleges that Koneny
is a part of a multi-million dol-,

lar money-laundering ring. He
wanted specifically in connec-
tion with incidents which
occurred in the eastern Euro-
pean country of Azerbaijan.

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FNM Senator Tanya
McCartney last week that she
will resign from the Senate at
the end of the month.

Ms McCartney’s resignation
marks the fourth Senate resig-
nation since 2002. The last Sen-
ator to resign was Cyprianna

McWeeny.

In a statement released last
Wednesday, Ms McCartney
thanked FNM leader Tommy
Turnquest and former prime
minister Hubert Ingraham for





giving her the opportunity.
She said that she intends to
focus more on her profession
and other civic commitments.
Ms McCartney’s resignation
is effective October 31.

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MORE than nine per cent
of the population in the
Bahamas lives below the
poverty line, according to the
results of the Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey.

The report establishes for the
first time a poverty line in the
Bahamas ;- the minimum
amount of money needed for
an individual to satisfy basic

_ needs over a specific period of

time.
The poverty rate is slightly
lower in New Providence and

Grand Bahama but signifi--

cantly. higher in other islands,
with the highest found in the
southern islands — 21 per cent.

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FNM MPs were last week
still uncertain when former
prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham will take up his position

as opposition leader in.the |
House of Assembly. © yo tak

Current opposition leader,
Alvin Smith, said last week that
he still expects Mr Ingraham
to take over; however, he could
not'say when.

The FNM council voted 88-
40 to have Mr Ingraham
replace Mr Smith as the par-

. ty’s leader in the House.

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“We hear on the radio, with no contradiction, that the
members of the FNM in this House have recalled their
confidence in the leader. We hear on the radio that the
‘member of North Eleuthera has appeared here this morn-
ing as the acting leader.

“T don’t know if it is through ignorance or complete lack
of respect for this office or the public, but I don’t know -
maybe I don’t understand - how a man can be deputy to
himself.”

Independent MP Pierre Dupuch addresses the FNM
leadership “crisis” in the House of Assembly.













“If they want to be hard, we can play hardball with them
at the negotiating table.”

John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public Services
Union speaks to the media during Wednesday’s mass
demonstration in front of the House of Assembly.










“The majority of the sitting members of the FNM, includ-
ing the member for North Eleuthera (Alvin Smith), have
publicly stated that they no longer support the member for
North Eleuthera as leader of the opposition. They voted to
that effect in their National Council and it has been wide-
ly reported in the press.”

Independent MP Tennysen Wells raised a number of
concerns with the FNM leadership row when the House of
Assembly met on Wednesday.











“My intention at this time is to focus more on my pro-
fession and other civic commitments. Moreover, I have
determined that sacrificing or compromising one’s reputa-
tion and ste eriy ought not to be a pre-requisite to public
service.’

Tanya McCartney in a statement that she will resign
from the Senate effective October 31.






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BY MARVIN OLASKY

and PETER OLASKY
www.olasky.com

What does Harriet E. Miers,
a highly successful lawyer,
e longtime member of Valley
1eW Christian Church in Dallas and
confidante of the president ofthe
United States, want more than any-
thing else? :

A: The approval of the faculty of
Yale Law School.

Or at least that is the fear among
conservatives. They worry that =
although Miers is believed to be a
pro-life evangelical conservative, she
— like David Souter and Anthon
Kennedy before her — willbe _
seduced by liberalism. As former
Bush speechwriter David Frum noted
after Miers was nominated, “The
pressures on a Supreme Court justice
to shift leftward are intense.” Frum
noted “the sweet little inducements
— the flattery, the invitations to con-
ferences in Austria and Italy, the lec-
tureships at Yale and Harvard — that
come to judges who soften and crum-
ble.” :

Ah, yes, the sweet little induce-
ments: Washington dinner parties,
laudatory editorials from the nation’s
great liberal newspapers and, perhaps
most important, praise from the smug
savants back at dear old Yale or Har-
vard. Many leading lawyers never
forget their roots in the Ivy League,
where all-knowing professors throw
laurels on judges who “get it” and.
scorn those who don’t It takes a very
strong (or very principled) constitu-
tion to do without that flattery.

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the Cuban military into a
powerful war machine that
fought in Angola and
Ethiopia and prepared
Cuba for a U.S. invasion.
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JOHN S. KNIGHT (1894-1981)

R obert B. Zoellick, the U.S. deputy secretary
of state, delivered a strong and well-timed
message to some members of Nicaragua’s polit-
ical community last week: Support President
Enrique Bolafios and his anti-corruption cam-
paign or risk losing $175 million in U.S. aid and
business ties with the United States. Although
we should be well past the time when U.S.
diplomacy has to resort to such harsh measures,
this is no time to mince words. Nicaragua’s
fragile democracy is foundering, thanks to a
backroom deal between discredited politicians
who want to return to power at the risk of
destroying the country’s democratic institu-
tions. Sadly, they are aided by moderate politi-
cians and officials who should know better.

ANTI-DEMOCRACY MENACE

If anything, Mr. Zoellick’s visit was a belated
but necessary gesture by an administration that
hasn’t been attentive enough to the growing
menace of anti-democratic forces in the region.
We hope that President Bush’s decision to
attend the Summit of the Americas in Argentina
next month is a sign that this will not be the
case in the remaining three years of his tenure
because things can only get worse. Consider
the sad case of Nicaragua.

Imagine a country in which the leaders of an.
ostensibly democratic, pro-business party of
long standing decide to forge a pact with a neo-
Leninist party that doesn’t believe in either
democracy or the free market. Then imagine
that the reason for this bizarre behavior is to
save the skin of one powerful individual con-
victed of corruption and sent to jail. And all of
this happens in a country with recent, harrow-

‘ing experience of “revolutionary” leadership
_ that was ousted from power only because inter-



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The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL

Nicaragua choice: Past or future?

OUR OPINION: SUPPORT DEMOCRACY, PRESIDENT BOLANOS



Cast of characters _





national pressure led to free elections. This is
Nicaragua today.
The powerful individual is former President
Arnoldo Aleman, a conservative former presi-
‘dent convicted of embezzling $100 million from
the national treasury. His nemesis is President
Enrique Bolafios, his former vice president,
who has spearheaded a courageous anti-corrup-
tion campaign that nailed Mr. Aleman. Instead
of hailing the anti-corruption campaign, how-

ever, many political leaders who should know
better, particularly the members of Mr.
Aleman’s Constitutionalist Liberal Party,
flocked to support their fallen chief.

Mr. Aléman has forged an alliance of con-
venience with Daniel Ortega — the leftist San-
dinista leader who has lost three elections for
president and wants to run yet again. His suc-
cess would represent a disaster for Nicaragua,
and the agreement with Mr. Aleman is no more

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than a cynical handshake between two one--
time antagonists who see in each other’s ambi- '
tions an opportunity to carve up Nicaragua for
personal gain.

The big losers are the people of Nicaragua, -
who deserve decent government and who,
opinion polls show, are overwhelmingly .
opposed to the “pact.”

President Bolafios’ political skills do not —
match the ambitious scale of his anti-corruption
program, but he remains a man of integrity. He
aptly describes the political situation today asa. .
“rolling coup d’état,” with his ministers under |
political and legal attack and the courts strip- .
ping them of power to do their jobs. Mr. Orte- |
ga’s party controls the.courts — they even man-
and Mr.
Aleman and his cronies ‘control the National
Assembly. Their goal is to oust Mr. Bolafios
before next year’s election.

DECISIVE ACTION NECESSARY

USS. policy is rightly focused on helping Mr.
Bolafios. Other nations in the region should do
the same. The removal of the president before
the next election would be a setback for democ- '
racy throughout the hemisphere. A victory for
the bullying tactics of his opponents would:
encourage similar activity elsewhere and dis- -
credit moderate forces in Nicaragua.

Now is the time for the reasonable members .
of Mr. Aleman’s party and others who believe °
in the electoral process to make themselves —
heard. The choice is theirs. If they act deci- :
sively to support Mr. Bolafios and the institu-
tions of democracy, it may hasten the day when’
Washington officials feel that it no longer is
appropriate to lecture our friends and neigh-
bors on how to govern their own countries.



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But perhaps that makes Miers the
perfect candidate. Perhaps it takes
someone who did not go to Harvard
or Yale and has never seemed to
care. Miers went to law school at
Southern Methodist University,

which, although respected, was

unlikely to have been a bastion of
progressive thought. when she
entered in 1970. As a result, she
likely avoided the flaying of conser-

vative justices that would have been ©

tattooed in the minds of most mem-
bers of today’s Supreme Court. (Five
out of the nine justices, including
Souter and Kennedy and the new
chief justice, John’ G. Roberts Jr.,
attended Harvard Law School. One,
Clarence Thomas, went to Yale Law

School.)

Nor did Miers enter the world of
the East Coast establishment after

law school. Instead of fleeing the

conservative confines of Dallas for
New York City or Washington, she
joined a small corporate law firm
and built a successful career as a cor-
porate litigator. Unlike in New York,
where verbalizing a pro-life view-
point often leads to wrinkled brows
and sad sighs, in Dallas many of the
“best people” are pro-life.

Frum, who worked with Miers in
the early Bush years, opined in
National Review Online: “Harriet
Miers is a taut, nervous, anxious per-
sonality. It is hard for me to imagine
that she can endure the anger and
abuse — or resist the blandishments
— that transformed, say, Anthony
Kennedy into the judge he is today.”
Yet this seems unlikely: Why would
a lawyer who has never seemed to
chase after fame or establishment
intellectual credentials suddenly
long for the embrace of the blue-
state intelligentsia? Isn’t it more



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suddenly long for the
embrace of the blue-state
intelligentsia.

likely that her “taut, nervous, anx- |

_ious” personality would not feel

comfortable in such a foreign crowd?
Political analyst Larry Sabato esti-
mates that a quarter of the Supreme
Court justices appointed in the last
half-century have “evolved” from
conservative to moderate or liberal.
There are many reasons why that
may be the case, including what D.C.
Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Lau-
rence Silberman once called “the
Greenhouse effect” — a yearning for
positive coverage by scribes such as
Linda Greenhouse of The New York
Times — or the desire to be termed a
judicial giant by liberal historians.

But Miers’ colleagues repeatedly
say that she doesn’t care about any
of that.

It is possible, of course, that she
will “evolve.” That’s the risk in nom-
inating anyone to the Supreme
Court, and particularly someone
without a lengthy record on the criti-
cal issues. Yet the fear that she will
turn away from the type of people
she has surrounded herself with all
her life (conservative Christians
from Texas) so as to win a welcome
at a Columbia Law School reception
seems far less likely for Miers than
for almost anyone else the president _
could have selected. ra

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THE TRIBUNE.







By JOHN MARQUIS



he infighting and back-

stabbing-now going on

within the FNM would

have given untold delight

to Niccolo di Bernardo
Machiavelli.

If there was one thing the astute Ital-

ian statesman loved above everything, it -

‘was the kind of intrigue that left repu-
tations in shreds.

Old Nick. was so much into schem-
ing and treachery that he gave his name
to a political philosophy based on pure,
undiluted ruthlessness.

And he wrote a book called The
Prince in which he advised the influen-
. ual de Medici family how to grasp pow-
er, retain it and use it to best effect.

Machiavelli earned international
‘renown for his unerring ability to iden-
-tify human weakness and formulate the
means of exploiting it in pursuit of polit-
ical dominance.

As human nature never changes, his
work is as relevant today as it’s ever
been. There’s no doubt he would have
enjoyed the conniving and conspiring
now going on in the FNM ranks as
would-be and wannabe leaders jostle
for power. It would have proved, once
again, that what he said five or six cen-
.turies' ago is as true today as in the
Medicis’ time. Probably even more so.

What would he have made of the pro-
tagonists in this unseemly scramble?
He would have found their machina-
tions baffling, that’s for sure.

What about ex-leader Hubert Ingra-
‘ham, whose followers are urging him
to accept a leadership position he

appears not to want? Here is an ex-’

prime minister who will, it seems, con-

' sider a comeback only if greeted by

unanimous acclamation. While his

would-be suitors fight among them-

selves, he lingers coyly on the sidelines
awaiting their call.

He will not fight for the position, nor

even accept it unless a red carpet is laid.

ali the’ way to a golden throne. And at
the first sign of resistance, he makes
himself scarce to leave everyone guess-
ing.

Search as I might through the pages.

of The Prince, I have yet to find a lead-
_ ership type quite like this one. Mr Ingra-

As the FNM’s leadership wrangle rumbles on, members

are saying that only two contenders have emerged with
their dignity intact - Tommy Turnquest and Dion Foulkes.
So is it time to hand over to the new generation after all?

ham appears to be a genuine one-off.
His critics thank the Lord for that.
Then there is Brent Symonette. This

“man appears to be so indecisive that he

actually sets dates for his next piece of
indecision. His thought processes are
so confusing, so convoluted, that a par-

ty stalwart told INSIGHT: “He’s proved

himself to be the ultimate flip-flopper, a
man who can’t make up his mind.”

Even Brent’s fans are now wondering
whether he’s The Great White Hope
or The Great White Dope of the FNM.
They’re not sure. Nor is he, it seems.

Dion Foulkes, with one forthright
declaration: of intent, has already dis-
played qualities the other‘two appar-
ently lack in the context of the latest
leadership battle. He has said what he
wants and has set about achieving it.
Whether he will last the course is the big
question.

Whatever his shortcomings, he has

_ hailed his colours to the mast and said:

“Catch me if you can.” You must give

‘him credit for that. Many people

already have, and it will show when the
votes are counted at the party’s Novem-
ber convention, if he hasn’t been talked
out of running by then.

So that leaves Tommy Turnquest.
What Machiavelli would make of him is
hard to assess.

On the face of it, he possesses
absolutely nothing a leader needs. His
critics say he has no charisma, no charm,
no savvy and no grace. When he throws
a tantrum, he refuses to speak to the
press, a tactic most sensible politicians
would recognise as reckless self-immo-
lation.

Journalists traditionally hate politi-
tians, and the feeling is mutual, but

politicians need journalists.far more

than journalists need them. This is one
of those irritating facts of life that Tom-

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my has yet to grasp.

In spite of his sulks, however, his
admirets see in Mr Turnquest a level of
integrity and decency that appears to
be in short supply elsewhere.

FNM executive member Oswald
Marshall told INSIGHT: “He has sin-
gle-handedly held the party together
over the last three years. He is an intel-
ligent man with a lot of grit. He has a
quiet style, but sometimes’ you can’t
take quietness for weakness. He will
stand his ground.”

That much is certain. While the so-
called “dream team” of Ingraham and

Symonette have become nightmarishly |

opaque in declaring their intentions,
Tommy T is on the front-line carrying
his banner and taking all the flak. In

' the trench warfare that is modern poli-

tics, he might not be such a bad bet
after all.

What how seems apparent after last
week’s unfortunate events is that Mr
Ingraham is not so keen on a comeback
after all. The 88-40 council vote in his

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favour as opposition leader in the
House was.a far from satisfactory out-
come in his eyes. His ego took a bruis-
ing.

What he wanted, and probably
expected, was a ticker- -tape welcome
accompanied by fanfares of silver trum-
pets. What he got was a few torn-up
ballot papers and a toot on a horn.

“When he came into the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, he thought
he would get an enthusiastic greeting.
But no-one seemed interested,” said
one admittedly anti-Ingraham obseryer.
Instead it was Perry Christie, fresh back
from illness, who took the plaudits from
the throng.

So where does the FNM go from

here?

There’s no doubt the party’s reputa-

tion has taken a mauling in recent days.
Its leadership woes have left it looking
incapable of leading a cub-pack, never
mind a country.

Yet not all hope has died. People like
Mr Marshall clearly believe that the
FNM has a philosophical base that the
electorate will find preferable to the
ineffectual PLP and its sleazy hangers-
on.

It is much more likely, he says, to
attract the level of foreign investment

the Bahamas needs to prosper in the’

future. It has a genuine plan for Family
Island development. It does not
approach investors with its hand out.

There is, he says, none of the squalid -
_ under-handedness and corruption that

has always‘been part and parcel of the
PLP’s make-up. When the FNM does
business, back-handers are not part of
the deal, he claims. .

Apart from the Cable Beach give-
away - the sweet deal won from the
Christie administration by the Baha
Mar developers -.the PLP has attracted

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this shambles mark
the end of Ingraham era?

nothing by way of outside investment,
he says.
“The commissions and committees
the PLP set up are all dreams,” he said.
When the general election comes,
whether in 2006 or 2007, the PLP is

- going to need more to fall back on than

a bit of infighting in the FNM, said Mr
Marshall.

However, there is no doubt that the
government has drawn sustenance from
the FNM’s ongoing troubles. And the
Ingraham-Symonette combo, once
seemingly unassailable, has been severe-
ly diminished by the scrum of the last:
week or so.

Asked bluntly whether, on a level:
playing field; he would now choose:
Ingraham over Turnquest, Mr Marshall’
said: “I would go for Tommy.” This was‘
in spite of his great admiration for:
Ingraham’ s parliamentary. prowess, his:

“ringmaster” style -'and his unparal-:
leled ability to get to grips with his pict
and present his case.

“J just don’t believe that, at this tine,
we should be looking back. I think:
Hubert had his day. The old player was:
good, but ten years of being good is.a’
long time. I.would go with the new ener-
gy,” he said.

With 32 years of FNM iivolvemehit’
behind him, plus long experience as’a‘

- trade union official, Mr Marshall knows:

all about shifting patterns in politics.
He knows all about who’s in and who’s:
out, who’s down for the count, and:
who’ s in with a shout. i

On balance, he says, Turnquests:
Foulkes now looks the likeliest line-up:
for election at the FNM convention next:





_ month. By then, he feels, Mr Ingraham:

might have taken the hint and left by.
the back door.

_ And when the general electign:
comes, it will’be Turnquest at the helm:
for an FNM victory, he claims. And:
there isn’t a trace of a smile on his fate. :
when he saysiit.

Seven days ago, such a scenario:
seemed an impossibility. But, as the old:
saying goes, a week in politics i isa wety,
long time.

Sometimes, the spoils go to the ote’
who watches and waits. That sounds:
like something Machiavelli would say. :

© What do you think? Fax 328-2398:
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Hi. By DENISE MAYCOCK
--Tribune Freeport

Reporter

‘FREEPORT: - Bahamas
National Trust officers are call-
ing for the courts to hand out
tougher penalties to help in the
fight against poachers:in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea
Park.

Two weeks ago, said BNT
executive Eric Carey, a com-
mercial vessel from Nassau was
arrested in the park, taken to
Black Point, kept overnight and
released the next day after the
occupants agreed to pay a fine.

The minimum fine for fish-

ing in the park is $300. The-

National Trust wants a stronger
message to be sent out by the
courts with the handing down
of the maximum penalty, which
-could include the confiscation
of the poacher’s vessel. |
Trust officials are actively

reviewing its system of patrols
at the park, where protected
marine boundaries are being
breached daily by poachers,
Mr Carey said that deficien-

cies in manpower and equip-.

ment must be addressed in
order to implement more effec-
tive patrols of the sea park.

The land and sea park, which
is 22 miles long and four miles
wide, was established in 1958.
It was declared a “no take”
zone in 1986, making it illegal to
fish, or to remove anything from
the land within its boundaries.

Mr Carey said the sea park
serves as a nursery and replen-
ishment area, where fish are
able to breed.

Even though it is a protected
area, he reported that large
quantities of fish are being com-
mercially harvested at the sea
park for supply to businesses

SEE page 12

Robbery at gunpoint

i By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE are urging the pub-
lic to be extremely careful as
they enter their homes, espe-
cially at night.

The warning comes after a
65-year-old Garden: Hills
woman was held up by a gun-
























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According to Chief Inspector
Walter. Evans, the woman had
just got out of her car around
11pm when a “dark male” con-
fronted her. He was armed with
a handgun. The man snatched
her handbag and disappeared

SEE page 12

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Two men
in hospital _
following |

stabbing

li By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

WEEKEND crime has left
two men hospitalised with stab
wounds. Police are also investi-
gating three armed robberies
that took place at a restaurant,
dry cleaners and car rental
office. —

According to police, the first
stabbing occurred Friday
evening when a 44-year-old res-
ident of Yellow Elder was rid-
ing his bicycle on Bellot Road
shortly after 8 pm.

The man told police that he
was approached by several men
who beat him, took his bicycle
and stabbed him in the left side
of his abdomen. The man was
taken to hospital where he is
listed in stable condition.

The second stabbing occurred
on Saturday evening. This time

the victim was a 19-year- old.

resident of Elizabeth Estates.
According to police reports, the

SEE page 12

cy
:

Torchbearers
yet to decide
on new
leader of FNM

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

DAVID Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said that as a group they
have not decided who they will
back as party leader at this time.

Mr Jordine told The Tribune
that within the youth associa-
tion, there are both supporters
of Tommy Turnquest and Dion
Foulkes.

He said the association has
taken this stand because mem-
bers are waiting for all interest-
ed persons to “throw their
names into the hat.”

So far both Mr Turnquest
and Mr Foulkes are the only
candidates who have officially
offered themselves for leader-
ship of the party.

It was reported earlier in The
Tribune, that Mr Foulkes told
the Torchbearers Association
that he has a vision and ambi-
tious agendas for the party and
the country.

He also indicated that “I’m
running because I believe I will

SEE page 12

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Tribune Freeport
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Tribune Staff Reporter

. FNM Leader Tommy Turn-
quest urged Bahamian youth to
share in his vision for a "better
Bahamas for all Bahamians."

Speaking at the FNM's
Torchbearers Association youth
conclave on Saturday, Mr Turn-
quest said he envisions a
Bahamas where Bahamians are
"the drivers of our economic
engine" and are investors
receiving benefits and conces-
sions.

In securing this vision, he told
young persons in attendance
that a holistic approach must

be taken to education:

"Some of you are still in
school. I encourage you to study
hard and prepare yourself,

despite disappointments and:

challenges. Use those disap-
pointments and challenges to

_ boost you to move to even

greater heights," said Mr Turn-
quest. —

Conclave

The youth conclave under
the theme “Securing Our
Future: Blazing the Path
Ahead", centred on such issues
as youth and education, oppo-
sition politics, young people tak-
ing advantage of opportunities
and religion and politics.

Donald Saunders, president
of COB's Alumni Association
and a COB council member,
passed on the message that pur-
suing education is a worthwhile
journey.

"Young Bahamians, we will
only be able to maintain our
status as.a world leader in
tourism, financial services and
maritime affairs if our young
people continue to take full
advantage of the educational
opportunity available to them.
You and I must therefore con-
tinue to push for academic
excellence in our country," said
Mr Saunders. ;

Motivational speaker
Michael Pintard said that the
role of young people in politics

or every McDonald’s Cookie you purchase

of October 2005,

cDonald’s will make a

vision’

@ FNM LEADER
Tommy Turnquest

is to empower other young per-
sons through having access to
accurate information, the deci-
sion making bodies in the coun-
try and resources.

Other speakers included:
Carl Bethel, chairman of the
FNM, Italia Johnson, former
speaker of the House of Assem-
bly, and Rev Melvin Grant, for-
mer Torchbearers president.

Leading up to the 2007 elec-

tions, David Jordine, president
of the Torchbearers Associa-
tion, said the association wants

to be the "watch dogs " for the
youth.

He said on Friday that the
Torchbearers made themselves
available to young persons
through a walkabout in the Bain
Town constituency.

Some of thé issues coming
out of the walkabout was that
young persons felt that they do
not have enough access to their
member of parliament and that
there are not enough positive
activities in the area, he said.

“These are the cries of the
young people. The young peo-
ple now realise what they want
and what they need,” said Mr
Jordine.









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‘No final decision’
on controversial
development plan

m By KARAN MINNIS

NO FINAL decisions
have been made about a
controversial Mayaguana
joint development plan,
according to Financial Ser-
vices and Investments Minis-
ter Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son.

It was reported in The Tri-
bune last week that
Mayaguanians are upset
over a massive tourism
development plan which,
they say, will rob them of
their birthright and hand a
large chunk of the island to
foreigners.

It was also claimed that
government failed to consult
the community about the
development.

However, speaking to The
Tribune, Mrs Maynard-Gib-
son denied this claim and
said that nothing has been
finalised.

"We have been meticu-
lous about ensuring that
those who live in Mayagua-
na are familiar every step
along the way with what it is
we are doing. I am not
aware that there are persons
who are complaining," she
said.

"J hear what you are say-
ing in your story, and I can
say to you as a fact that we
are engaged in consultations
with persons who live in
Mayaguana and who also
live in other islands .as well."

Jobs

It was reported last week
that while welcoming the
prospect of new jobs,
islanders feel the price they
are being asked to pay is too
high, with 6,000 acres of
prime land earmarked for
the proposed development.

Islanders claimed that
Crown land has virtually
been given to the develop-
ment firm, the I-Group of
Boston, even though
Bahamians applying for lots
have been overlooked.

"Because the project is so
political, people are afraid
to voice their concerns," one
source said. "They fear
reprisals. But a huge chunk
of the island is being given
away, including many of the
prime beach front sites."

"While most people here
want the development, we
need some kind of represen-
tation," said the source.
"The government promised
town meetings, but there has
been no official town meet-
ing."

The I-Group, in a joint
venture with the Hotel Cor-
poration, plans to build a
marina, hotel, condos and
other facilities in what could
be one of the biggest Family
Island schemes.

However, sources say that
under the joint venture
arrangement with I-Group,
land has been taken from a
Bahamian entrepreneur to
accommodate the newcom-
ers.

"On the face of it, this
would be a tremendous eco-
nomic boost," said an
islander, "but as things
stand, it looks like local
Bahamians will simply
become slave labour."

"There is no ownership
potential here for us.
Bahamians will simply sup-
ply a menial labour pool.
They would not be in a posi-
tion to profit from it."

According to Mrs May-
nard-Gibson, "the structure
is a joint venture, a 50/50
joint venture between the
government of the Bahamas,
through the Hotel Corpora- —
tion".

"This means that the peo-
ple of the Bahamas own
50/50 with the developer. So
the development at all steps
of the way will involve all
the people of the Bahamas,
generally, and the people of
Mayaguana, specifically,"
she said.

"The prime minister has
been firm about that - that

: the people must own this

development."

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FREEPORT - A 25-year-
old Freeport ma spect
ed to be charger
with the murder of a
year-old Fight Mile Koc!
woman.

The man, a resident «
Mayfield Park who)
employed as a su!
tor with BORCL pe
ed to appear in Eight Mile
Rock Magistrate Court at
10am today.

According to police
reports, Anne Thompson
was discovered dead at he
Hanna Hill home in
Mile Rock last ‘Pues:
woman was found ha nging
from the rafters in her bat!
room with a yeliow nylon
rope tied around her nec

Her body was taker
Rand Memorial Hospital,
where an autopsy was per-
formed on Saturday.






















Forty
crated
alicin i
mur

A By DENISE MAYCOKC
Tribune Freeport







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-



Reporter
FREEPORT - A 40-year-old
male. resident of South

Bahamia was char
attempted murder in I
Magistrate’s Court 91 |

Thomas David Kim Arc her
also known as Kim Pinder, of
Yorkshire Drive, appeared in
Court Three before Magistrate
Helen Jones in connection with
a shooting incident early last
week. . :

It is alleged that a cher
attempted to murder Phil Mar
tin, 55, on Oetober 4, at
Freeport, Grand 5

According to police



ed with











12.45am Tuesday at a residence
on Summerville Drive. A
was found lying face up on the
ground in the front yard with
wounds to the face, neck and
torso.

The victim was taken to hos-
pital. It is suspected that the
motive for the shooting was
drug related as police retrieved
a quantity of cocaine from the
scene.

K Brian Hanna represented
Archer at the alraignment on
Friday. He was not required to



enter a plea to the attempted,

murder charge. He
remanded to Fox Hill Pr

Was
sOn




until December 6 for a prelim-
inary inquiry.



By A FELICITY
INGRAHAM. —
Tribune Staff R



THE murder trial of Elkino
Pritchard is set to resume on
Monday after a two-day delay.

The prosecution had EXE ect
ed to call witness Tameka Tuck-
er to testify about what she saw
on May 30, 1999 ai midday
when Michael Francis was shot
to death.

However, depositions relat-
ing to her testimony given dur-
ing the preliminary inquiry v
not available.

Prosecutors J Almitra Jones
and Gawaine Ward expect to
locate the deposition and pro-
ceed with questioning Miss
Tucker on Monday.

Officer 640 Ricardo Rolle of
the mobile division is 30
uled to testify on Mond:









He was the first officer on the
scene at Shady Hollow Street

off Hawkins Hill.

A ten-woman, two-man jury
has heard that the accused,
Pritchard, and the victim,
Michael Francis, had lived in
the same neighbourhood for
about a decade.

They also heard from wit-
nesses that the two xled
before shots were fired,
ing in Mr Francis’ death. |
26.

Murrio Dueille aud Tamara
Taylor are representing
Pritchard.









FNM leader Tommy Turn-
quesi said the party will not rec-



tor Tanya McCartney until after
their convention next month.

“Ms McCartney announced
her resignation last week say-
ing that she wanted to focus
inore on her professional
omimiiments.

Nu Giaater. have deter-
mined that sacrificing or com-
promising one’s reputation and
integrity ought not to be a pre-
requisite eto pub lic service,” said
Ms McCar tney.

Mr Turnquest said that while
he fully respects the circum-
stances which led to her resig-
nation, he was disappointed that
she had to endure character
assassination and innuendo
from some persons in the polit-
ical arena.

“There is only so much thai a
person can take,” he said.

“Tanya has been a very valu-
able member of our team. She
is always well prepared in the
Senate and articulate. She had a
passion for the Bahamas as a
shadow minister of trade and
industry and national security
and always did a good Job in
following up.”

Mr ‘Turnquest added that Ms
McCartney has always been a
very strong supporter working
very ¢ closely with him.

“We will miss her greatly, but
i completely understand the cir-





career

and civic




















_to ihe Senate in June, 2001.












cuunstance in ‘which she with-
drew ber services.”

Mr Turnquest warned that
the country needs to ensure that
200d persons are not chased out
of politics by lies and innuen-
da,

Ms sae artney was reap-
pointed to the Senate on May
21, 2003 2, (ollowing an unsuc-
cessful attempt to win the South
Beach seat in the House of
A ee on the FNM ticket in

the May, 2002, general election.
She was initially appointed











Ms McCartney is the second
FNM senator to resign.

In April the FNM announced
that Desmond Bannister
resioned because of a number of »
aeisoutl and business issues
which had artsen requiring his
“fol attention”

He was replaced by lawyer
John Delaney.



mi TANYA MCCARTNEY
resigned last week

Po alice wait on autopsy results

ORT - Grand Bahama police are still awaiting the results
‘psy report in connection with the death of a 23-year-old
re spol pyri Hada.

Perez Clarke was found shot to death at his residence in Arden
Forest on Friday, September 30.

Clarke, a resident of Egret Circle, was discovered lying face
down on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to friends, the deceased was seen playing Russian
roulette with a revolver.

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The Bahamas Diabetic
Association (BDA) was
founded nearly 20 years ago
to educate Bahamians about
diabetes prevention and
treatment and support those
afflicted with the disease.

An estimated 7-10% of our
population has diabetes. Many
are not aware of it. Known as

- the silent killer, diabetes often
goes undiagnosed because
individually its symptoms can
seem harmless. One sector
where the incidence of
diabetes is on the rise is in
Bahamian youth. Mrs. Norma
Timothy, a BDA past président
and currently deputy president,
says with obvious sadness in
her voice that their youngest
diabetic member is only 4
years old.

A recent national health report :

states that 14% of Bahamian
children are over-weight.
Obesity, coupled with lack of
exercise; 1s one of the primary
contributors to the onset of
diabetes. With more children
being diagnosed and at
younger ages the challenges
of staying on top of the
disease over longer spans of
time becomes daunting. And,

for such young diabetics, the
risks of cardiovascular disease,
blindness, amputation and
kidney failure become huge.

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educational programs in

-grassroot communities to help

prevent diabetes and working
to develop practical programs
to help diabetics cope with
monitoring costs. The goal:
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managers of their health and
minimize long terms risks as
much as possible. Blood
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strips are often so costly that
many diabetics cannot afford
them. Given that some
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glucose levels 4 times a day,
monitoring costs can escalate

rapidly.

To help defray costs the BDA
has in this year alone distributed
more than 100 BGMs free of
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Bail for armed robbery questioned

“THE COURTS are a disaster!”

This was the frustrated cry of a senior
police officer as he fumed over the recent
rash of armed holdups of residents — and
now tourists — returning to their homes
and hotels late at night.

The courts are like a revolving door,

being manipulated by criminals who know
and play the system, he said. Police no soon-
er catch them, take them to court than the

following- Week “they are out of the pen.”

Out on bail, the courts call it.

However, as the police see it, bail is only
another opportunity to get back on the
streets to commit another crime. No wonder
the police are fed up with the system.

“This is a vicious. problem we face in this
country,” said the officer. No sooner do the
police get one group before the courts, and
turn their attention to another small gang of
thugs, than the courts have released on bail
the first group. And so it’s a never-ending
race to keep up with the same handful of
criminals, who, because of the bail system,
police are powerless to keep safely in “the
pen”.

Most of the time the police know exactly *

who they are hunting. It is a case.of hide-

and-seek with the same young toughs, who

are always one step ahead and laughing at
the system. From the police officer’s point of
view the courts are unwittingly. aiding and
abetting the criminals’ escapades.

The police would like to see all paeabil:
ity of bail withdrawn for a second armed
robbery charge. We would go a step fur-
ther and advocate no bail for anyone
charged with carrying a gun to commit a

. crime, be it first or second offence.

The fatal shooting of a passenger in a
car on Augustus Street in the past week was
reported by the press as an armed robbery.
We understand that rather than a robbery, it

' was a drug dispute. The dead passenger was
- out on bail awaiting trial on.a serious
offence.

On Thursday evening a businessman
returning to his home in ‘the Yamacraw area,
was confronted by: an.armed man as he

pulled into his driveway. He was robbed of __

his watch, gunbutted and taken to hospital.

He was fortunate that his injuries were only

superficial. -

Residents in Winton and Montagu have




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been held up and robbed. There have been
two recent reports of rapes in the Eastern
Road area.

It is bad enough for residents to be tar-

geted, but when tourists are attacked then
the criminals are threatening everybody's S
bread and butter.

Early Friday nomune — 12.30am — a

young couple returning by_taxi from anight -
_ on the toWn was held up at gunpoint as the

taxi pulled up to Sandal’s entrance at Cable
Beach. We understand that the father of
the couple has taken their story to the news-
papers in North Carolina. This certainly will
not help the Ministry of Tourism’s adver-
tising campaign in this area.

And, of course, everyone is talking about
the robberies of two popular restaurants —
popular with both tourists.and residents —

. at Cable Beach. Not only were the restau-

rants robbed, but so were the patrons. We
wonder how many foreign newspapers are
going to have those gory details?

It is true that crime happens everywhere,

but the recent headline-catching crimes in _
Aruba and Trinidad are certainly not help-

ing any resort in the Caribbean, particular-

ly with the many . Americans. who.are con-, a
fused over their geography at the best of

times. Crime in the Caribbean takes a broad
sweep, and, unfortunately the Bahamas,
which technically is not in the Caribbean, is
caught in the large net. This is bad enough
without the Bahamas making news of its
own.

Also a plague to the police are the hun-
dreds of Bahamian criminals who are being

: deported back to their homeland from the
US

“As you know,” commented the police

officer, “these.criminals aren’t coming. home |

>>

to go to church!

In this fight against crime everyone has to
cooperate. It is not a battle that the police
can win alone. Not only must the community
cooperate for its own protection, .but the

courts have to play their part-by making

certain that the law is used as a strong deter-
rent.

And if this is not possible, then parlia-
mentarians should study the bail laws and
help the police by amending the law to with-
draw bail for anyone charged with armed
robbery.





a

rich priests

EDITOR, The Tribune

TAM a bit late with this con-
tribution, but as the old adage
says — “Better late than never.”
The subject is still relevant. So,

. here itis.- ~

I am not a prophet, I have
never attended theological sem-
inary, and I am not really a
great Christian by any means. In
fact, [am merely a sinner saved
by grace because I believe in,
and have accepted the redemp-
tive power of the blood of Jesus
Christ. That’s all.

However, I can state with
authority that the recent “mira-
cle water” craze was a hoax
based upon two criterion.

(1) There is nothing that God
has for you spiritually that will
cost you even one red cent inso-
far as the purchase thereof is
concerned.

(2) The only way you will be
- healed from any affliction is by --

your faith in the risen Saviour,

Jesus Christ, This. new-develop- |

“ment in religious affairs in this

country is a dangerous one.

In the past few years, we have
witnessed a proliferation of
“Bishops”, “Reverend Doc-
tors”, “Prophets”, etc, etc. And
along with these “men and

women of God”, there has been

an explosion in their wealthy
life styles. The Gospel of Jesus
Christ has become for many, a
gospel of prosperity and celebri-
ty.

The Bahamas, or more pre-
cisely many Bahamians, like to
claim that the Bahamas is a

“Christian” nation. Iam afraid _

that they are confusing Chris-

â„¢ tiahity, with mere religion: Wey.
nag ceftainly, ‘are a very religious ane
people, but religion is to blame. °

for so many of the world’s prob-

* lems today. People are killing

one another over religion.
Church leadership | has

become a very lucrative busi-

ness these days. Add to that the

’ fact that so many of our Rev-
- erends are so involved in poli-

tics in this country, and you
have a situation where the truth
has become blurred, and indeed
secondary to the aspirations,
mainly financial, of many
church leaders.

The Bahamas is a blessed

nation. We are a very fortunate "

people, and we should be a

__ model of Christian strength and

“maturity to the rest of the

world. Unfortunately, we are
squandering our blessing, and

sooner than we think, we will

lose it

Just like in so many instances
in the US where Americans
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up and be counted for the cause
of something bigger than mere
religion.

For those who need a “sign”
to confirm their faith, we have
had the sign of all signs since
Jesus rose from the dead. Our
sign is the resurrection. Our
faith is to be such as to be suffi-
cient to see us through to the
“end”.

While thers may still be cases
of miraculous healings today —
and I believe there are — and
there may be wonderful things
that one can do because of their
being under the real influence
and direction of the true Holy
Spirit, it is very important to
remember that Jesus said that it
was-far-more advantageous for
us to love one another, than to

etc, etc. For in so doing — loving
one another — we demonstrate
to the world that we are his dis-
ciples, and that we have “ful-

filled the law”. And, charity is
the greatest of spiritual gifts.
Finally, I believe that per-
sonal zealousness causes-us to
desire spiritual gifts that we feel

...we are capable of handling, and

which seem to be too slow in
coming.

However, with the things of
God, there is always order, and
no confusion whatsoever. All
things must be done in'such a
way as to edify the Church of
Jesus Christ and not ourselves.
Bahamians are an emotional
people, and I believe that to be
the greatest reason for much of
our spiritual confusion.

“There is nothing new under
the sun”. Jesus is still who He
said He was. The Gospel is still
what was preached by the dis-
ciples of Christ.in days of old,
and Salvation comes by the
same means it did since Jehovah
made it available to us through
the blood of Jesus Christ. “Ain’
nuttin’ change”.

WILLIAM (BILLY)
ROBERTS

Abaco

September 24 2005

Register to

vote

EDITOR, The Tribus ge 88

I WOULD like to encour-
age all, Bahamians, 18 years
and older, to register early to
be able to vote in the upcom-
ing general elections. I also
encourage everyone to attend
the political rallies and listen
carefully to what the candi-
dates have to say. Be honest
with yourselves and choose
at your free will who is best
suited to get the job done. Do
not be selfish or envious.
Think about your country
and who you would like to
_see running the affairs of the
country.

I know that I-would love.
to see honest, hardworking
men and women governing
the affairs of the Bahamas.
So for God’s sake and for the
country's sake go out early
and do not sit around wait-

_ ing for the last minute to get
registered to-vote in this

Faces of CHS

now

“upcoming general election in”:

. the Commonwealth of ‘The

Bahamas.

Many thousands of
Bahamians today regret not
registering to vote in the last —
general elections or if they
registered did not care to :
vote. Be true to yourselves
and help to make a decision
as to whom you would.like
to govern your Bahamaland.

Get to know the candidate
in your constituency and
attend the meetings expect-
ed to be held and let your
desires be known. Do not let
anyone take your rights away. _
Observe well what is going
-on in the Bahamas and look
at all of the political parties -
and choose the best man or
woman for the job.

Register now to vote!

LONNIE E ROLLE JP
Nassau
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 5





Politics, disorder an

things done in the Bahamas

AM breakfast and
lunchtime on any giv-

en weekday, the long-term
parking lot at Nassau interna-
tional Airport becomes a hive
of business activity as groups
of entrepreneurial ladies set up
tables and umbrellas and
unload an assortment of deli-
cacies from their vans and sta-
tion wagons.

Long lines of patrons, which
seem to include a solid majori-
ty of airport workers and man-
agers, as well as curious tourists,
attest to the generally high
quality of the foods on offer.

Inside the adjacent domestic
terminal, an outsize, generally
empty “café”, with shabby
décor and mediocre service
does a comparatively meager
business. In fact, given the costs
associated with its “conces-
sionary” lease, it is a wonder
that the poor establishment has
managed to remain in opera-
tion at all in the face of the
competition from the parking
lot.

It is fair to assume that those



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with legitimate concessions
inside the terminal sums up
very well the difficulties of
doing in the Bahamas what
would, elsewhere, be the very
simple matter of escorting the
trespassers from the premises.
When prompted, the shop own-
ers all resign themselves to the
acceptance of an all-pervasive
truth of Bahamian life: the insu-
perable power of politics and
patronage in the public service.

W hile there was
undoubtedly politi-

cal patronage at work in the
granting of the original conces-
sions at the airport, today’s
politicians (with no concessions
left to hand out) are content

simply to obstruct, through -

inaction, the operation of those



where they are ostensibly freed
from the shackles of direct
political control. '

SO" 1999, NIA has been
administered auto-
nomously by the Airports
Authority, a body whose inspi-

cannot be left to run public
enterprises with a basic sem-
blance of order and compe-
tence.

It sometimes seems that the
privatisation option has given

rise in the Bahamas to what’

economists call a “moral haz-
ard”, where an actor, aware of

‘some insurance or indemnity

against a negative outcome (in
this case, public sector mis-
management), becomes less
concerned to avoid it.

Those in authority must nev-
er, through resignation, inertia
or laziness, let the notion take



Unlike its British model, our
authority is clearly unable to
administer an airport without
the classic mixture of inertia,
politics and indecision that
undermines government



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who originally conceived the
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airport did not anticipate that

the concessionary tenants,
whether vendors of drink, food
or perfumes, would have to
contend with unlicensed, unreg-
ulated competitors who could
just pitch camp and operate
‘rent-free and hassle-free from
the parking lot.

Like so much else in the
Bahamas, the original plan for
the airport would have been

designed after a model con-

ceived elsewhere. And in the
places where Bahamian gov-

operation, making it harder to
detect, but no less real.

One airport worker summed
it up best of all. “Can you imag-
iné any minister,” he asked,
“being seen to stop poor people
from feeding their families,
especially if these people are

PLP’s and have plenty family |

in the minister’s constituency?”

Your columnist was stumped.
The net result of all this is a

public whose expectations both



When prompted, the shop
owners all resign themselves
to the acceptance of an
all-pervasive truth of
Bahamian life: the insuperable
power of politics and
patronage in the public

service.



ernment planners would have
seen and wondered at the mod-
el (North America, England,
etc.) it actually works. An
informal vendor at Heathrow
or O’Hare would last little
longer than a man with a ruck-
sack in an Osama bin Laden
outfit.

But this is the Bahamas in
2005. The attitudes of those

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permit and encourage politi-
cians to continue promoting dis-
order through the selective,
politically determined enforce-
ment of rules. This, in turn, pro-
duces an environment where
nobody even questions the
presence. of. airport managers
on a line in the parking lot buy-
ing conch snacks from illicit
vendors.

Most troubling of all, the

‘patronage tendency (which,

after all, exists among politi-
cians everywhere) has spilled
over into the culture of the
Bahamian public service itself,
preventing civil servants from
acting as good managers even



‘ration is clear from the use of .

peculiarly British grammar in
its name. But unlike its British

model, our authority is clearly:

unable to administer an airport
without the classic mixture of
inertia, politics and indecision
‘that undermines government
departments. Just as in the days
of direct ministerial control, the
“autonomous” authority is inca-
pable of organizing something
as simple as the removal of illic-
it vendors from the parking lot
of the main terminal.
Certainly, given the rationale
for their plans to privatize the
management of NIA, nobody
in the present government

would dispute this analysis in |
theory. Rather, we are told that’

this government gives particular
priority to contracting a Cana-
dian management company to
fix what it acknowledges to be
the failures of the Authority.

These failures, ministers |

acknowledge, amount to a blot
on visitor impressions of the
country.

B ut nobody any longer
, questions what this
says about the state of our pub-

lic service. If they did, they
would be forced: to ask why a

Canadian company, with its ori-
' gins in that country’s own pub-

lic service, must be called in to
salvage a situation that the Air-

ports Authority was specifical-

ly created to deal with.
Privatisation, as we all know,

can be a valuable tool in deliv- _

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ment of public enterprises. But
this should not be read to mean
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Peet: industrial

agreements have
been completed for
‘quite a few sectors’

@ By KARAN MINNIS

THE end to several industrial disputes has. .

arrived, Minister of Labour and Immigration
Vincent Peet last week.

Speaking at the official signing of an indus-
trial agreement for 22 workers of the Light-
house Yacht Club and Marina, Mr Peet said
industrial agreements for “quite a few sec-
tors” have been completed.

“There are.a number of things that I am
happy to announce today,” he said. “The
Bahamasair Managerial Union has been rec-
ognized, their recognition agreement has been
signed in relation to Bahamasair Managerial
Union.”

“We have also signed the recognition agree- -

ment between the Financial Services Union
and the Paradise Island Cooperative Credit

. Union,” he said.
Mr Peet added that the i issue of the Nassau.
.Flight Services over the reduction in salary of

workers “is off the table”.
@ e e
Positivity

“That has been resolved and so as we are in
a mood of positivity and a mood that clearly
calls for. celebration in this regard I thought it
important that you be updated as.to the
progress being made,” he said.

This announcement came just days after
more than 200 members of the National Trade
Union Congress descended on Rawson Square
to protest the country’s labour relations.

Carrying such banners as “Labour all for
one” and “Stop ignoring trade unions, please,”
members were determined to make their dis-
pleasure known to MPs returning to the House

of Assembly after the summer recess.
Mr Peet said that despite such progress he is



@ MINISTER of Labour and
Immigration Vincent Peet

would have announced,” he said. “The main:
criteria for the National Congress of Trade
Unions still is though that we want to be
accommodated at the table of decision making

sure that there will be more challenges in so that we can believe that labour still feels

terms of industrial agreements in the future. _ that it’s a part of the process for the develop,
Also speaking at the signing, President of ment of this country.”

the National Congress of Trade Unions Pat “We are nationalists and whatever happens

Bain said that there are some issues that-are ~ is this country;-good, bad or indifferent,.we,

still outstanding. want to be a part of it. We want to help; make
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a By DENISE
“MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

. Reporter

‘FREEPORT - The Royal
Bahamas Police Force Staff
Association is preparing to
launch its annual hand-
book, which this year
focuses on the importance
of,parenting.

.Gustavis Merrick Roker,
deputy chairman of the
northern region associa-
tion, announced that an
official book launching will
take place in Freeport at
the Gerald Bartlette Law
Enforcement Centre on
October 13.

‘Every year, the associa-
tion publishes a handbook
for members of the public,
addressing various topics
and issues of interest. The
handbook is in its fifth year
of publication.

Inform

‘“Our objective is to
inform and educate the
public. We have dealt with
topics such as crime pre-
vention, child abuse,
domestic violence and con-
stitutional rights, and this
year the association decid-
ed to take a look at par-
enting,” Mr Roker said.

‘He stressed that proper
parenting is important to a
child’s development.

'Mr Roker said that the
television, music and inter-
net negatively influence
today’s youth.

He noted that sometimes
parents are too busy to
take an active role in their
child's development, while
others just don’t know
what to do.

' He said young people are
being confronted with
drugs, sex, violence, and
homosexuality daily. They
need proper guidance from
their parents, he said.

- “It is our belief that if
you bring up a child in the
way that he should grow,
they will never depart from
it, and parenting is the
key,” said Mr Roker.

. “We must get back to
basics and impart godly



@ GUSTAVIS Merrick
Roker displays a copy of the
police handbook.

(Photo: Denise Maycock)

values, respect for self
and others to our chil-
dren.”

Mr Roker said this year’s
handbook addresses issues
such as preparing for a
baby. It also deals with the
reality of divorce and sep-
aration of parents, which
can adversely affect chil-
dren.

The handbooks are free
to the public and are avail-
able at Police Staff Asso-
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Street and at the various
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island.

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A warning to the Caribbean

@ By SIR RONALD
SANDERS

(The writer is a former
Caribbean diplomat, now busi-
ness executive, who publishes
widely on small states in the
global community).

( ARICOM countries
need to wake up to the
warnings of the international
community that they should
establish and implement the
necessary measures, particular-
ly deeper regional integration
machinery, to improve their
economic viability and advance
their social progress.
Throughout the internation-
al community, there appears to
be a growing feeling that
Caribbean governments lack
the political will to tackle the
development problems con-

recently wrote in which I drew
attention to a proposal for an
International Donors Confer-
ence on the Caribbean to
address the urgent issues faced
by the region including loss of
preferential markets for
bananas and sugar, the high
costs of fighting drug traffick-
ing and maintaining security,
rising unemployment and a
decline in economic growth.

S of the reactions
were as follows:

A seasoned Caribbean trade
official stated, “What is miss-
ing is Caribbean development
leadership and strategy and all
the donor money in the world
cannot develop that if we do
not do so from home! Just take
a look at the recent situation
with hundreds of millions of
EUROS unused and un-pro-



There must be clear evidence
of the resolve of Caribbean
governments and the private
sector to develop a plan and a
strategy for coping with their

problems



fronting them, opting instead to
blame external factors for their
worsening economic situation.

Officials of European Union
governments, the European
Commission and agencies in
Canada and the United States
privately say in clear terms what
they publicly dress-up in less
harsh language: the interna-
tional community is prepared
to help, but there must be clear

evidence of the resolve of °

Caribbean governments and the
private sector to develop a plan
and a strategy for coping with
their problems.

This position is shared by
many.in-the;Caribbean itself. ;

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(Caribbean governments)
should continue to fight their
case with the WTO but surely
diversification of their primary
crop based economies should

’ have begun a long time ago.

And what gives Caribbean
politicians the right to talk
about a lack of social justice at
the international/donor level
when they preside over much
injustice in their own neck of
the woods?”

A Caribbean student at Uni-

versity outside the region was —

equally candid: “Whilst being
sympathetic to the Caribbean, I
can't help but support the EU
and other donors’ view that the
Caribbean has not done any-
thing from their end to help
diversify their economies. It is
no secret that the banana indus-
try in Dominica has been in ter-
minal decline since the 1980s,
yet successive governments pay
lip service to diversification
without any serious plan of
action. It is time for. the
Caribbean to get its act togeth-
er and find solutions to the
many problems (economic and
social) that it faces.”

he call. for the
Caribbean to “get its

act together”. is a constant
refrain outside the region.
Increasingly, it is being echoed
within the area.

What is driving this call is a

, genuine fear that, except for

Trinidad and Tobago with its
riches in oil and gas, the coun-
tries of CARICOM could slip
into dire economic conditions
if current trends continue.
Productivity growth in the
region has declined ‘since the
1990s; fourteen Caribbean
countries are among the thirty
most indebted countries of the

2005

_ ernments to: this: situation isto



@ SIR Ronald Sanders

world; manufacturing is ruled
out as an option for all but three
CARICOM countries; the pro-
duction and export of bananas
is unlikely to be sustainable in
only one CARICOM country;
sugar production and export
appears sustainable only in
three CARICOM countries,
and even then only in very
changed circumstances in which
employment levels will be sig-
nificantly reduced; financial ser-
vices will not survive as mean-
ingful contributor to economic
growth except in the Bahamas
and Barbados of the indepen-
dent CARICOM countries; and
tourism remains unpredictable,
hostage to the economic pros-
perity of the countries from
which the tourists originate, the
viability of airlines, and the

‘moods of hurricanes.

The response, of some go

blame the international envi-
ronment in which they are los-
ing preferential markets for



their products; not receiving
adequate funding from interna-
tional agencies and govern-
ments to help their economies
to adjust and diversify; not get-
ting a sympathetic hearing from
the IMF, World Bank and
WTO to give their small and
vulnerable economies special
treatment, and the general
reduction in development assis-
tance.

What the governments say
about the international envi-
ronment is, of course, true even
though it is not the full story.

It remains the case that those
who govern the institutions of
the IMF and World Bank con-
tinue not to recognize that small
and vulnerable economies can-
not be treated as if they are
Argentina and Brazil, and the
prescriptions for addressing
their adjustment problems
should not be the same.

More and higher taxes,
unplanned and unstructured

_ reduction of employment in the

public sector, the removal of tax
concessions that are tools for
encouraging investment, priori-

- ty on repayment of foreign debt,

privatization of utilities such as
water and electricity despite the
social consequences of unsubsi-
dized costs have not proven to

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But, there is also much truth
in the view that governments
need to “get their act together”
if the Caribbean is not to.recede
into worsening economic and

- social circumstances.

( rucial to getting their
act together is, the

deepening of the regional inte-
gration process especially the
establishment of the Single
Market early next year, and
steady progress in creating the
Single Economy by 2008.

Equally vital is thé establish-
ment of a system of governance
for CARICOM that cedes
aspects of national sovereignty
to regional supra-national
machinery that can better deal
with the challenges that the,’
region faces. Those challenges
include the capacity for stronger
bargaining in trade and finance;
fighting drug trafficking and vio-
lent crime; maintaining security;
attracting investment; making
adjustments to their ¢ economies;
and creating conditions for
Caribbean companies to merge
so that they can compels in a
global market.

The mental’ constraints of
“national sovereignty” and



The countries of CARICOM |
could slip into dire economic
conditions if current trends

continue



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Similarly, within the WTO,
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port for the idea that small and
vulnerable states should fall
within a discrete category and

, be allowed preferences simply
“ because their volume of trade
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Services

_ PRIME Minister Perry
Christie says he is healthier now
‘than he was 20 years ago.

_. The Prime Minister made the
‘statement at the official opening
of the new Fox Hill Outreach

‘Centre of the Department of

Social Services. The facility,

located in the Park Plaza oppo-

‘site Freedom Park, caters to

“more than 800 residents, a

-‘mInajority of them elderly.

‘ The Prime Minister, who suf-

‘fered a slight stroke on May 3,

-Tesponded to concerns and
speculation over his health.

“Today people wonder

“whether I’m well, whether I

have the strength to go forward.
People wonder whether I am
strong,” the Prime Minister
said. “People know that I have
the right to determine when the
people of this country will select
their government. It is the con-
Stitutional privilege of the Prime
Minister of this country to
determine when people go to
the polls to decide whether they
are in favour or whether they
are against.

“This country will not be

divided to its detriment because .

ultimately, the people of this
country must be asked to
decide. I believe that there is a
term and an end and that what-
ever happens, we must move
on and accept it.”



@ PRIME Ministrer Perry Christie



Mr Christie said he once told
a former prime minister that the
Bahamas is a tried democracy.

“We have demonstrated that
we can change and change
again and that we can do so
without the country suffering

and I am confident that the peo-

ple of this country know and
understand that. But I am also
confident that when the time is
right, they will always do what is
right,” he said.

The Prime Minister said it is

good that people are wonder-’

ing whether he is well and has
the strength to go on.

He added: “TI can tell you that
I am physically stronger than
I’ve been in 20 years, but what

does that mean? I believe in the ~

book of Isaiah 43 verse 2:
‘When thou passes through the
waters I will be with thee.’”

Education

The Prime Minister noted
that the MP for Fox Hill, Fred
Mitchell, in his speech charac-

terised the educational system —

as being so challenged that it
was difficult to find three young
Bahamians with five BJCs or
more for employment.

“T have no interest in trying to
get you to debate with me
whether that happened last year,
five years ago or 10 years ago,”
the Prime Minister said. “I have
no interest in apportioning blame
here but this is the position that
The Bahamas is in today.”

He called for a commitment
to do what is in the best interest
of the people with the resources
available.

The Prime Minister said that

during the election campaign .

he saw people living in outside
toilets, which Bahamians would
find totally unacceptable.

“We have to determine what

in fact our priorities are,” he, ,,,],
said.“We, the goverinihent, the, .,.
church, the people must decide. ode

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Harsher penalties Hunt is on for men missing
for more than a week

called for to stop
poaching problem

FROM page one

and resorts in Exuma, and to market in
New Providence.

He said that regular patrols are con-
ducted daily at the north and south
boundaries of the park, where a num-
ber of persons have been caught poach-
ing this year, including Bahamian com-
mercial fishermen and foreign boaters.

“We do have an active patrol pro-
gramme and we have encountered
poachers. However, the reality is that
our resources are limited and we have
a fairly large area to cover,” he said.

“There are obviously deficiencies
and there are people who will insist on

breaking the law, and so we need more |

resources to do more,” he said.

Mr Carey said BNT needs a deputy
warden for patrols. They presently
operate two small patrol boats at the
sea park in Exuma.

“We are very actively reviewing the
system of patrols we have in place. We
are working closely with the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, which also
provides two officers at Exuma to assist
our wardens with patrols.”

Although persons have been arrest-
ed for poaching, Mr Carey said sus-
pects are usually released after paying
a fine.

He reported that a commercial fish-
ing vessel from New Providence, was
arrested two weeks ago and taken to
Black Point, Exuma, where it was
processed and kept over night. The
occupants eventually agreed to pay a
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mum penalty is a $300 fine. He said
that the maximum penalty is much
more severe and may include a fine
and the confiscation of the vessel.

He believes that a strong message
should be sent to poachers.

"I don't think we have ever had a
magistrate apply that severe penalty
and our wish and our hope is that
would take place to send a very clear
message.

"It is not our intention to attempt to
influence the judiciary, but we would
love for a strong message to be sent to
poachers that the judiciary is prepared
to make them pay the ultimate price,
with the confiscation of his vessel," Mr
Carey said.

Last Friday, an Exuma resident 4

called on officials to get a handle on the
ongoing poaching at the Exuma Cays
Land and Sea Park.

Mr Carey said the Sea Park plays a
significant role in the replenishment of
fishery resources in the Exumas, other

parts of the Bahamas, and possibly the

Caribbean.

“Our data shows that scientists have
tagged lobster and groupers in the
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park that
have been harvested by fishermen
more than 100 miles away in South
Long Island.

“Tn other words, the park is having z a
replenishment effect not only in the
immediate environs of the Exuma
Cays, but certainly in other parts of the
Bahamas, and perhaps other parts of
the Caribbean,” he said.
























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FROM page one

were seen boarding a white 26'
Angler boat, registration number
FL5516JY, with a centre console and
powered by a 175 hp Evinrude
engines.

According to police reports, the
same vessel was discovered about five
miles south of Fortune Point on Tues-
day.

A security officer at Club Viva For-
tuna contacted police around 1.13pm
on Tuesday about a burning vessel at
sea.

Police went to the location ‘and
conducted a search of the burnt ves-
sel. No one was found onboard or in
the surrounding waters.

Forbes is described as about six
feet, one inch tall, of medium build
and dark complexion. He had a

shaved moustache and a goatee.

The second man, known as Bobby,
was wearing khaki coloured trousers,
white shirt, and a pair of white tennis.

His address and physical descrip-
tion are not known.

Persons are asked to contact
Freeport police at 350-3089, 352-
9774/5, 352-8224, 911 or crime tipster
at 352-1919, or in Nassau at 328-8477,
322-2516, or 919.

Police urge caution
when returning home |

FROM page one

into the bushes.

The incident is just one of many that
have occurred when residents have dri-
ven into their driveways, stepped out of
their cars and were about to enter their
homes. Suddenly an armed man has
appeared, held them up and robbed
them. Among those held up and
robbed recently was retired chief justice

_ Joaquim Gonsalves and his daughter.

Two prominent businessmen, Manny
Alexiou,and Ray Pyfrom, also recent-
ly reported that their families were
accosted by gunmen when they arrived
home. In the case of Mr Alexiou the
gunman shot at his dog.

Mr Evans said police are extremely

. concerned about this type of criminal
activity. He said officers have launched :

a number of measures to combat this.
However, he said, it is extremely
important that residents take heed of

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“hospital
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attacks

FROM page one

young man was on Common-
wealth Boulevard when a man
whom he knew robbed him of
an undisclosed amount of cash
before stabbing him on the left
side of the neck and shoulder.
He was also rushed to hospital |
where his condition is said not
to be life threatening.

Police are also looking for
several persons who are report-
ed to have committed a num-
ber of armed robberies at vari-

- ous businesses around the
island.

e The first armed robbery
occurred Friday afternoon.
According to the police crime
sheet two men — one tall and
armed with a hand gun and the
other short, armed with a knife
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sum of money before fleeing

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other individual within the
FNM at this time.”

Supporters of Hubert Ingra-
ham, former prime minister, are
calling for him to enter the lead-
ership race.

However, it was reported that
an estimated 30 per cent of
“diehard” FNMs would oppose
Mr Ingraham leading the party.

At the end of September it
was reported that FNM MPs
asked Mr Turnquest to step
aside to allow for a Hubert
Ingraham comeback. However, —
Mr Turnquest has refused to
step aside to make room for his
mentor.

Brent Symonette, MP for
Montagu, told The Tribune last
week that he won’t confirm
whether he will run as deputy
leader of the FNM until the
House leadership issue has been
resolved.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS e



Bahamian Embroidery Franchise Set to Open in Nassau
Suntee and EmbroidMe signs Franchise Agreement
First of its kind in the Bahamas and the Caribbean
US AMBASSADOR PLACES FIRST ORDER WITH NEW FRANCHISE.

| Sitting Left to Right: John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner, Suntee

(| Standing Left to Right: Winston Rolle, Immediate
: Past President, Bahamas Chamber of Commerce,
= US Ambassador John Rood, Richard Herring,
Country Chief IDB ite Ane Development

> Bank)

«| Left to Right: Richard Herring, Country Chief
IDB (Inter-American Development Bank), Philip
Simon, Executive Director Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce, John Foley, EmbroidMe
Representative, Scott Farrington, Owner of Suntee,
Kendra Deveaux, Executive Assistant, Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce, US Ambassador John
Rood, Winston Rolle, Immediate Past President,

: Bahamas Chamber of Commerce, Jeff Rotering
Commercial Section US Embassy, Ann Marie
Bain, Commercial Section US Embassy, Anthony
Hepburn, Suntee, Mr. D. Brent Hardt, Deputy
Chief of Mission US Embassy



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Suntee Bahamas Sportswear has purchased the EmbroidMe Franchise, which is the C O py rl g h te d M ate rl a |
first franchise of its kind worldwide to embrace every facet of the embroidery, printing and .
promotional products market. EmbroidMe’s announcement of this latest franchise agreement re . Sy n d | Cc ate d C Oo n te n t , .
with Suntee is just part of i its aggressive growth strategy worldwide. Meanwhile, Suntee ‘ ’ .
has seized an opportunity to put a new look to the industry in the Bahamas. This turnkey Avai la b I ea fro mM Com merci al N ews P rovi d ers ?
franchise package includes state-of-the-art embroidery equipment, a contemporary show :
room, retail set-up as well as staff training. EmbroidMe currently has 300 franchises
worldwide in 11 countries.

A first of its kind in the Bahamas, Suntee/EmbroidMe franchise which is 100% Bahamian rij bh bh le a ft c r ll © ; k <
owned and operated will guarantee Bahamians superior quality, custom embroidery, screen
printing and promotional products under one roof. Customers will be able to peruse the
show room and choose from brand names like Nike, Tehama, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis,

Outerbanks, Hanes, etc. as well as the EmbroidMe Private Line. No order will be too big

or too small for in-store staff to create top-quality embroidery right in front of your eyes.

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The Suntee/EmbroidMe Franchise will provide an assortment of services that are image

enhancing for local businesses big or small as well as the individual. Persons can have their

logo embroidered on practically anything from Corporate Apparel for the executive

boardroom to Industrial Wear. In addition, you can walk-in and have custom-initialed,

personalized embroidered gifts created for special occasions on golf shirts, socks, hats, '

visors, bags and business shirts etc.

Scott Farrington owner of Suntee says he is thrilled about the company’s latest investment,
because it brings about a harmonious marriage that puts Suntee ahead of the competition
and yet Suntee/EmbroidMe will remain 100% Bahamian owned and operated. Suntee
opened its doors in 1983, and now has over 26 employees in 2 locations — East Shirley
Street and the Mall at Marathon. The Bahamas can look forward to a “New Suntee” in the
upcoming months as renovations are underway at the East Shirley Street store.

Suntee and representatives of the EmbroidMe Franchise met earlier this year at the Business
Development Seminar that was put on by the US Embassy, the Chamber of Commerce
and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at the Radisson Cable Beach. The signing
of this franchise agreement took place Wednesday September 21st, 2005 at the US Embassy.
In fact, at the signing ceremony Ambassador John Rood placed the first order with
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‘No way’ to

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®@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Ministry of
Finance has said
“no way” to pro-
posals by Leslie
Miller and the
Petroleum Usage Review
Committee to reduce the Gov-
ernment’s per unleaded gal-
lon tax take from $1.06 to

$0.90, with James Smith telling |

The Tribune that the idea was
“off the table”.

The Minister of State for
Finance said he and his staff
had already budgeted to earn
$1.06 from every gallon of
unleaded gasoline sold in the
Bahamas during the 2005-2006
fiscal year, and to accede to
the Committee’s proposals
would blow a hole in his Min-
istry’s revenue projections, not
to mention fiscal deficit fore-
casts.

Mr Smith said of the pro-
posal: “That’s off the table.
There’s no way.we could logi-
cally consider, that, because
that tax has already been spent
for this year.’

-He-added.-that the Govern-

‘SEE page 6B

\

Ministry of Finance says

- suggestion ‘off the table’,

as minister calls for focus
on alernative sources
and cocray efficiency



Regulatory regime
costs nation $50m

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has now spent
$50 million on implementing its
anti-money laundering and reg-
ulatory regimes since 2000, the
minister of financial services
and investments said this week-
end.

Addressing the. Bdhamas
Financial Services Board’s

_(BFSB) industry awards dinner,
Allyson Maynard- Gibson said
the Bahamas’ response to its
2000 blacklisting by the Finan-
cial Action Task Force (FATF)
and other initiatives had “left
no doubt” that this nation was

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Private sector upset

Private Trust
Companies Bill
to be tabled in.
Parliament this
quarter —

serious about financial services.
She added that the Bahamas’

regulatory, anti-money laun-
dering, compliance and inter-

SEE page 9B

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iConsumer legislation |



@ By NEIL HARTNELL ©
Tribune Business Editor



THE Bahamian business
‘community is upset with the
Government for tabling the
Consumer Protection Bill in
the House of Assembly last
week without any warning, and
failing to adopt any of its rec-
ommendations for improving
the Bill in the legislation.

The Tribune understands
that the Bahamas Chamber of
-Commerce was due to release a
statement on the matter on

behalf of its members and the
wider Bahamian business com-
munity at the end of last week,
although it has not yet been
sent out.

In their review of the Bill
published last year, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce and other private sector
organisations said their “over-
riding” fear was the power it
grants to the Minister of Trade
and Industry “while attempt-
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A $120 million paras resi-
dence club investment on
Great Exuma has said 50 per
cent of its Phase I development
is “fully reserved” before
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on the project. .

‘The developers of the 80/50
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club located adjacent to the
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Bahamas, with 50 per cent of

Phase I fully reserved prior to
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Expected

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expected to come in January
2006.

It is unclear whether the
80/50 developers have.secured

a Heads of Agreement with the -

Government, although Allyson
Maynard- -Gibson, the minister
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ments, did refer to the project
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Bahamas Real Estate Associa-
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Government revenue beats
projections for first three months

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

GOVERNMENT revenues in each of the first
three months of the 2005-2006 fiscal year have
exceeded Budgetary forecasts, the minister of
state for finance told: The Tribune:

James Smith said: “Ona preliminary basis, the

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@ By Fidelity Capital
Markets

his past week was
very quiet in the
Bahamian mar-
ket, as just over
10,000 shares
changed hands. For the week,

the market saw six out of its19 —

listed stocks trade, of which
two advanced, one declined
and three remained
unchanged.

The volume leader for the
week was Bank of the
Bahamas (BOB), with 4,000
shares changing hands and
accounting for 39 per cent of
the total shares traded. The big
mover for the week was also
BOB, which gained $0.23 to
close at a new 52-week high of
$7.24. :

Since BOB listed its shares
on BISX in November 2004 at

' $5.75, the share price has risen

by:a whopping 25.9 per cent in
less than a year. On the down-
side; Kerzner International’s
BDR (KZLB) lost $0.09 to end
the week:at $5.43, which is one-

tenth of its NYSE equivalent

share price.
Investors Tip of the Week
Dollar Cost Averaging —

Dollar cost averaging is a
technique designed to reduce

market risk through the sys- -
tematic purchase of securities .

at predetermined intervals and
set amounts. Many successful
investors already practice with-
out realising it. Many others
could save themselves a lot of
time, effort-and money by
beginning a plan.

Dollar Cost Averaging:

What is It?

Instead of investing assets i in
a lump sum, the.investor works

his way into a position by slow- -

ly buying smaller amounts over
a longer period of time. This
spreads the cost basis out over

several years, providing insu-_

lation against changes in mar-
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FINDEX 435.63 YTD 1.321% ; / ?

| BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE

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| BAB $1.10 $- 0 14.58% .
| BBL $0.80 —§ $- 0 | -5.88%
| BOB $7.24. * , $0.23 4,000 25.91%
| BPF $10.00 $- 0. ~ 25.00%
| BSL $12:25 $- 0 -5.77%
| BWL 140000} Oo -22.22%
| CAB $9.25 $0.06 2000 30.28%
| CBL | $9.10: $- 1257 28.17%
|cCHL $153 $- 1840 30.45%
| CIB. $9.50 $- oO. 26.84%
| DHS $9.40 2 Se 0 60.00%
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| FIN $10.70 $e 0 10.31%
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- Aleading I nvestment Manager is seeking
candidates for the following positions:

The successful candidate will have 5 - 7 years
experience in the accounting/auditing fields. CPA
required. Responsibilities include verification of
fund portfolios and Net Asset Value Calculations,
liaison with administrators and related parties,
management of cash and custody portfolios and
liaison with offices in multiple jurisdictions.

The successful candidate will haye 3 -.5 years
‘experience in the accounting/auditing fields.
Responsibilities including consolidation of accounts
and liaison with audit firms and institutional and
regulatory bodies.

The successful candidate will be responsible for
ensuring management of agent trails which include
the calculation and payment of trails and
commissions per the contracts with these parties
Maintain and update the contracts with agents and
communicate with both individual and institutional
agents in multiple jurisdictions. Some supervisory
a will also be required.

Please send resumes via fax: 242-326-3839,
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- MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 3B



nee eS eee
Chamber chief named

as the vice-president of
regional business body

TANYA Wright, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president, has been
named as vice-president and
director of the Caribbean
Association of Industry and
Commerce (CAIC), the
umbrella organisation for pri-
vate sector bodies in the region.

Mrs Wright said she fully
supported the mission of
CAIC, which is committed to
facilitating the development,
growth and positioning of
Caribbean businesses in the
changing world economy and
representing their interests in
regional, international and
hemispheric fora.

Mrs Wright said her appoint-
ment would enable the
Bahamas Chamber to fulfill
one of its new mandates -
improving its members’ access ’
to private sector opportunities,
while strengthening its rela-
tionship with regional and
international chambers of com-
merce and industry and their
private sector organisation
members.

Mrs Wright said CAIC had
access to various government
organs and international agen-
cies that national private sector
associations may not.

It was strategically placed to
influence regional government
policies to create the type of
business climate that seeks to

foster investment. B TANYA WRIGHT |

FROM page 2B

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8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.06
5.55 Bank of Bahamas 7.24
0.70 Benchmark 9.80
1.40 Bahamas Waste 1.40
0.87 Fidelity Bank 1.16
6.94 Cable Bahamas 9.25
1.53 Colina Haidings 1.53
7.05 Commonwealth Bank 9.10
0.67 Doctor's Hospitat 240
3.85 Famguard 4.20
9.50 Finco 10.70
7.25 FirstCaribbean 9.50
8.40 Facot 9.24
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cerned,
throughout the 2005-2006 first.

this September, the revenues
earned in that month are well
ahead of projections.

The Central Bank of the
Bahamas last week reported
that the Government achieved a

“modest surplus” of $0.1 mil-
lion for July, the year’s first
month, compared to a $12 mil-
lion deficit for 2004-2005.

The Central Bank report said:
“The general buoyancy in eco-
nomic activity underpinned a
29.9 per cent growth in import
and related stamp duties, the
key-driver of the 22.3 per cent
rise in total revenue. The latter
outpaced the 5.1 per cent
increase in total expenditure,
which was concentrated in inter-
est payments as well as subsi-
dies and other transfers.”

It now appears that this trend,
at least where revenues are con-
. Was maintained

quarter, which also includes

August and September.

Mr Smith told The Tribune
that his Ministry had focused
on the revenue side of the Gov-
ernment’s Budget for the last
two years, convinced that the
current system was not collect-
ing the maximum owed through
slippage and leakages.

Collection

“As a result, the Government

had tightened collection and ~

administration procedures, as it
wanted to avoid imposing new
taxes or increasing existing
ones. The collections procedure
had involved a major Informa-
tion Technology (IT) upgrade,
with software in the Customs
Department upgraded and a
number of other revenue-col-
lecting agencies connected to
the system via the Internet. The
Government was also. reducing

the amount of cash used.to-pay -

Legal Notice

NOTICE

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 131 (4) (a), (b) and ~
(c) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice

is hereby given that:-

(a) ROUGH HOLDINGS LIMITED, is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is
the Sth day of September, A.D., 2005 and

(c) the Piquidaior is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308 East

Bay St.

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS

RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

overnment revenue beats
projections for first three months

taxes and for services, which Mr

Smith described as “an espe-

cially vulnerable area in the sys-
tem”.

“We do think we are seeing
some positive results. with
respect to revenue collections
going up across all the agencies:
We're praying it continues into
the next year,” Mr Smith said.
He added that it was difficult
to measure how what percent-
age. of revenues owed to the
Government were not being
collected.

One study mieihiod was to
look at. the Bahamas’ per
annum gross domestic product
(GDP), find what percentage
of this was accounted for by
imported goods, and then apply
the various customs duty rates.
Mr Smith said there was always
a “gap” between what was col-
lected and the figures this
method produced..

As.most revenues ‘were col-
lected via the Customs Depart-
ment, Mr Smith said the. great-
est problems were smuggling

and the undervaluation of

imported goods.
On the expenditure side, Mr
Smith said this was much easier

for the Government to predict,
Some 55 per cent of its per
annum spending went on public
service salaries, while another
18 per cent went on debt ser-
vicing.

The Government also knew
what its capital budget was, and
was committed to a number of
long-term and medium-term
contracts on items such as main:

- tenance: As.a result, the Gov

ernment was committed to 80)
per cent of is Budget in:
advance, giving it little room fox
manoeuvre.

Mr Smith said his Ministry
was watching the publi¢
finances on a daily basis, and,
was keeping its “fingers
crossed” on the impact of Tis>
ing global oil prices.

In the Bahamas case, Mi
Smith said this could work both
ways: Oil costs could lead t6
higher airline prices and
reduced flights, lowering the
number of tourists visiting this.

_ nation and affecting tourism:

related taxes, but conversely it
could also force US tourists to

. mnake shorter flights, making thé

Bahamas an attractive destina~
tion.

-NOTICE

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138(4) (a), (b) and (c) of The tl
International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby +}

given that: -

(a) RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD. is in dissolution.

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution is the 4th day

of October A.D., 2005.

(c) The Liquidator is Jonathan F. Catherwood for ne above-named:

Company.

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a3

Jonathan E Saeed
Director

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)



— "Colina
—— | Financial Advisors. Ltd.






“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land Unit #104 Casa De Tranquil &
Unit 5A Carefree Condos, West Bay Street situated in the Western District
on the Island of New Providence one of the islands of the Commonwealth
of the Bahamas. Situated thereon is a Condominium Town House consisting
of (2) two bedrooms, (2) bathrooms.

Gross Unit Size: 1,250 sq. ft.

‘This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained'in a Mortgage
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed

to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, P.O. Box N-7549, Nassau... ..
Bahamas and marked “Tender 0142”. All offers must be received by the
close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.

FID






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0.00%

10.00 . 0.00 1.456 3.40%
7.24 0.00 0.587 4.56%
0.80 9.00 0.204 1.25%
1.40 0.00 0.112 4.29%
4.10 0.00 0.066 2.73%
9.25 0.00 0.618 2.59%!
1.53 0.00 ~0.046 0.00%
9.10 0.00 257 0.705 4.51%

' 2.40 0.00 0.429 0.00%
4.20 0.00 0.428 5.71%
10.70 0.00 0.695 4.77%
9.50 0.00 0.695 4.00%
9.24 0.00 0.675 5AI%
4.15 0.00 0.022 0.00%
9.94 0.00 0.526 4.07%
8.65 0.00 450 0.526 6.47%










174.00
10.00
0.00

0.000




ast 12 Month



YIELD - jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask § - Salling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Baharnas Stock index. January 1, 1994 = 100

NOTICE
RBC FINCO INVITES TENDERS _
RBC FINCO invites tenders for the purchase of the following:

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot portion of Land Winton *
Estates situated in the Eastern District on the Island of New Providence - 5
one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Situated thereon ‘:

“is a two-storey Town House Apartment consisting of (2) two bedrooms, , ‘
(2) bathrooms.

Property Size: 7,800 sq. ft.
Building Size: 1;585 sq. ft.

This property is being sold under Power of Sale contained in a Mortgage "|
to FINANCE CORPORATION OF BAHAMAS LIMITED.:

All offers should be forwarded in writing in a sealed envelope, addressed ”
to the Manager, Royal Bank Collections Centre, PO. Box N-7549, Nassau, ;
Bahamas and marked “Tender 0629”. All offers must be received by the::

close of business 4:00 pm, Friday 14th October, 2005.+

COMPUTERS LIMITED

We regret to inform our valuable clients that two
of our telephone lines are temporarily out of order.

BaTelCo assures us that this matter
will be resolved urgently.

In the interim please use the following
telephone numbers:

394-6639

394-6640

(394-6646

or visit us at
www.customcomputers.bs

We appreciate your patience.

The Know How Teamâ„¢

Island Traders Building, East Bay Street


THE TRIBUNE BUSINESS

THE COLLEGE

Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 5B

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STAFF VACANCIES

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following positions:

Assistant Bookstore Manager

The successful candidate will report to the Bookstore Manager and assist the Manager by performing the following duties:

Manage the general operation of the bookstore and open/close the bookstore on a daily basis in coordination with the Manager
and in accordance with College shift policy...

Order textbooks in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and ensure the timely receipt of textbooks to meet College
course timelines.

Purchase all general merchandise required for resale after predetermining the appropriate reorder quantities and costs.

Ensure orders are received accurately and the correct mark-up prices are applied to all items purchased.

Forward approved purchase orders, matching delivery receipts, vendors statement and invoices to Accounts payable for payment
Develop shift schedules for bookstore staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Saturday.

Assist in interviewing potential bookstore assistants, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline bookstore employees

Oversee daily sales operations and ensure that end-of-day sales reports and bank deposits are correctly prepared for cash/credit
card/scholarship transactions.

Report and document all overages and/or shortages to Manager and Financial Controller.

Participate in the daily operations of the store by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that security is adequate, all merchandise
is properly displayed and customers’ queries are answered..

Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with point-of-sale database. Review/approve
returns, mark-up and mark-downs.

Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

An Associate Degree in Accounting or Business. ¢ Minimum of three (3) years experience in a similar position
Experience with automated financial application is an advantage * Trustworthy and of good character
*Meticulous and ability to work under pressure

Bookstore Clerks/Assistants

The successful candidates will report to Manager/Asst. Manager, Bookstore and be responsible for the following:

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Work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.

Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Manual receipts must be used if system is inoperable.

Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.

Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages to Manager/Asst. Manager.

Participate in the daily operations of the store by patrolling the store, when not cashiering, to ensure all merchandise is properly
and cleanly displayed.

Assist with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.

Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required

Perform other related duties as required

\
Qualifications/experience

¢ At least a secondary education * Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
* Trustworthy and of good character ¢ Meticulous and able to work under pressure

¢ Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

Purchasing Officer

“| The successful candidate will report to the Financial Controller and be responsible for the following along with other duties:

Implement policies and procedures for inventory control: timetable for inventory counts, setting inventory re-order levels,
determining inventory obsolescence, and managing cost

Liaising with the appropriate Department Heads to ensure that policies and procedures relating to the ordering, payment, receipting,
issuing and costing of all assets/inventory items ordered are being correctly implemented

Account for and minimize inventory shrinkage, loss & damages

Calculate landed costs of all goods imported

Reconcile inventory balances with General Ledger accounts on a monthly basis .

Manage the operations of the Purchasing/Receiving Department in accordance with College policies to ensure that:
authorized Purchase Orders are processed timely, authorized goods are properly receipted, stocked and issued to the relevant
department, goods received-are-accompanied with the proper invoice, quoting the authorized purchase order, vendor invoices
approved for payment and submitted to accounts payable

Stock and ae inventory control of the following:

" 0 Food & Beverages 0 Stewarding

© Office Supplies > Copy Paper .

© Building Maintenance Supplies © Computer Supplies

© Copy Machine Parts © Chicks & chicken feed

Issue supplies in accordance with College policy and procedures. Ensure that the issuance of supplies are properly assigned to
the correct department and that the relevant data entries are made in Great Plains.

Qualifications/experience

+ Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
+ At least five (5) years experience in performing similar duties
Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities

¢ Strong o

rganizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

* Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision ‘
* Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Chief Accountant

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Financial Controller and be responsible for the Pere along
with other duties:

Manage the operations of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger/Budget departments and Fixed Assets
Oversee the operations of the Accounts Payable department to ensure the timely payment, recording, documentation, filing and
reporting of College expenditure

ao and code invoices and transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the approved chart
of accounts

Manage the operations of the Income Audit/Cashiers department to ensure the timely preparation of daily revenue receipts reports
Ensure that all revenue and cash receipts are reconciled and posted to the Great Plains General Ledger on a daily basis

Ensure that all bank reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis and all relevant journal entries posted

Prepare month end accrual and prepaid journal entries

Determine and post monthly entries for depreciation, amortization, cost of goods sold (books, food & beverage) —

Liaise with the Bookstore, Café, Business Centre , Freeport and other satellite campuses to ensure that all revenue is collected
and all monies deposited to the appropriate bank accounts and that Great Plains is updated in timely manner.

Produce monthly Revenue, Expenses, Ministry of Finance, & Budget vs. Actual reports

Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations and analytical spreadsheets for the corresponding expense accounts

Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

Bachelor’s Degree ( or equivalent) in Accounting from an accredited institution.
At least five (5) years experience in managing/supervising an accounts department
Knowledge of Great Plains/PowerCampus System would be an asset

Personal Qualities

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
‘Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Accountant

2

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Accountant and be responsible for the following along with other duties:

Manage the operations of the Scholarship department ensuring that all donor accounts are reconciled, bills submitted on a timely
basis and scholarships receivables are collected on a timely basis

Ensure that all scholarship transactions are posted daily to Great Plains.

Manage the creation of scholarship codes and tuition received in advance.

Administer COB Awards and tuition waivers

Administer deferred payment plans and ensure collection of the same

Administer students’ credit balances and security deposits

Liaise with the Purchasing Officer/Bookstore Manager to reconcile financial inventory with physical inventory for Fixed Assets
and Inventories (Text Books, Office & Stationery Supplies, Food & Beverage Supplies, Computer Supplies, Maintenance &
Cleaning Supplies)

Maintain fixed asset register to account for additions & deletions and prepare monthly depreciation analysis for the following:

0 Buildings 0 Leasehold Improvements
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment © Computer Equipment

& Computer Software 0 Vehicles

© Library Materials

Liaise with the various departments to ensure proper recording for fixed asset deletions and ensure that appropriate journal entries
are recorded
Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

eecee

Associate Degree (or equivalent) in Accounting or related field from an acceptable institution
At least three (3) years experience in performing similar duties

Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities

°

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to mect deadlines with minimum supervision
Strong self-motivation, a positive attitude and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.

Cafe Clerks/A ssistants: .
The successful candidates will report to the Manager/Asst. Manager, Cafe and be responsible for the following:

* — Working 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will-Be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. ‘ i,
Presenting and maintaining the appropriate health certificates

Setting up the Café for customer service

Operating and cleaning equipment in accordance with: instiuctions Provided.

Preparing food and serving.

Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Mantial receipts must be used if sisteon is inoperable
Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank depesit slips. ;
Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages t6 Manager/Asst. Manager. *

Participating in the daily operations of the Cafe by constantly patrolling the store to ensure that tables: chai, countertops
are always clean.

Assisting with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.

* — Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required

¢ Performing other related duties as required

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Qualifications/experience

* Atleast a secondary education + Experience in a similar position would be an advantage
* — Trustworthy and of good character © Meticulous and able to work under pressure =
* Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

Assistant Cafe Manager
The successful candidate will report to the Cafe Manager and assist the Manager by performing the fobewing duties:

* Manage the merchandising and operation of the Café in coordination with the Manager and in secordance with College
standard Government health and sanitation regulations.

°. Oversee food preparation and service, assisting where necessary.

+ — Ensure orders are received accurately and correct prices are applied to all items sold.

* — Develop shift schedules for Cafe staff to accommodate opening store hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through
Saturday.

* Assist in interviewing potential Café support staff, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline Cafe employees

* Oversee daily cash sales operations and ensure that end -of-day sales reports and bank nope are sone pichescd for
cash transactions.

¢ — Report and document all overages and/or shortages to. Manager and Financial Controller. :

* Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with potatoes -sale database.

* Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

* At least a secondary education

* Minimum of three (3) years experience i in a food and beverage en environment.
* Trustworthy and of good character :

* Meticulous and ability to work under pressure

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-date resume and other relevant documents, by Friday, October 4, zs te:

The Director, Human Resources Department
The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT |

Fall Semester —





COURSENO. SECT COURSE DESCRIPTION TIME DAY FRE
BUSINESS . ,

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER is dtc en Vaginas
CusT900 «ot_—«SERVICE WIS Q30AM-4:30PM. Thur 130ct = days. $170
COMPUTER
|COMP941 01 QUICKBOOKS 6:00-9:00PM Tue 27Sep G6 weeks $330
COMP960 0f_-~—«s MS POWERPOINT WiS Q30AM-4:30PM Thur 130ct_ = tday == 160
COMP930 Of +~—« WEBPAGE DESIGN WIS 9:30am-4:30PM ‘ThurfFri © 20&21 Oct. 2 days - 9500
COSMETOLOGY |
COSM804 01 MANICURE & PEDICURE 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 0c Bweeks $225
DECORATING Estee
DECO800 -—«01_—INTERIOR DECORATING | 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 Oct Bweeks $225
DECO801 01_ INTERIOR DECORATING I 6:00-9:00PM Wed 120ck Bweeks * $250
FLOR800 01_-—~FLORALDESIGN | 6:00-9:00PM Mon 10 0ct_ «10 weeks
FLOR801 01 _—_-FLORAL DESIGN 6:00-9:00PM Thur 190ct ~— «10.weeks
FLOR802 © 01 __- FLORALDESIGNIII 6:00-9:00PM Tue 11 0ct 10. weeks
ENGLISH ee |
ESL 900 01 ENGLISHASASECOND LANG. 6:00-9:00PM Mon -s100ct_ «S10 weeks $260
LANGUAGES 3
FRE 900 01 CONVERSATIONALFRENCH! — 6:00-7:30PM —Tue/Thur 110ct 10 waeks $226
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"HUMAN RESOURCE , Seen te
MGMT902 © Ot._-~—S« MANAGEMENT WIS 6:00-9:00PM — ThuFri 208.210ct 2days $350
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SEW800 -O1_~—=s@BASICOF FREEHAND CUTTING 6:00-9:00PM Thur 6 Ot 1Oweeks $225

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SEWs02 = ot_—sCCUTTINGIL 6:00-9:00PM Mon... 100ct ...10weeks. $250
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Superior Customer Service
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of superior customer service. It focuses on customer
value, retention and relationship building and employee motivation.

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Venue: Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
Tuition: $170.00

E ffective PowerPoint Presentations
is workshop is designed to provide participants with an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It cave

pats and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

Tuition: $160.00

Web Page Design

This course will cover Web Page Creation, Web Site Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling with and would like
to create their own web pages are encouraged to attend. Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics, pedia, Forms and Tabics

and hosting of web pages.

Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005
Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Vénue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road

Tuition: $550.00

Human Resource Management Workshop
This two-day workshop is designed to equip managers and leaders in organizations and enhance the skills of current Heanas Resource
professionals with the theory, tools and techniques required for effective human resource TART practices in today’ '3 workplace.

Date: Thursday, 20th & Friday 21st October, 2005

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Venue: Choices Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism and Training Centre
Tuition: $350.00

ENQUIRIES: Contact the Co-coordinator at Tel: (242) 325-5714 / (242) 328-0093/ 328-1936 or email nlacroix: .edu.bs. All fees
are included with the exception of the application fee of $40.00 (one time). When submitting application, provide copies of
the first four pages of your passport. CEES reserves the right to change Tuition, Fees, Course Content, Course Schedule and Cowrse
PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005

THE TRIBUNE

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

XAKIS LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the -
9th day of June, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.’
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

‘No way to
“ai $1.06 per gallon
tax cut plan

FROM page 1B of each Ministry’s Budget was __— gestion to make to any gov-

dependent on realising the . ernment,” Mr Smith added of

rojected revenues from the _ the cut proposal.
(Liquidator) $1.06 flat tax rate imposed on Because the $1.06 was
ment had “factored that into unleaded gasoline. _ imposed on a per gallon basis,



LEGAL NOTICE



revenue projections”, and part “That’s not a very valid sug- and was a percentage of the

total price, Mr Smith pointed
out that because gasoline

Te ee that tet ibm, = Prices in the Bahamas had

risen due to world oil market
pressures, the Government’s

around 35 per cent.

she STEAM COOKS Mr Smith said this was in

NOTICE APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING :. line with the average 35 per

‘ © DISIPLINED. IN FOLLOWING AND ADHERING TO. SETRECIPI cent import duty imposed by

Be ences HOO + the Customs Department.

TACONITE INVESTMENTS LTD. © AN APPRECIATION FOR CLEANLINESS AND ORDER Stamp tax of around 7 per cent
® 2 3 = SE: : GENCY. 1 1 ;

(In Voluntary Liquidation) @ ee iI TG OUR GER PRESSURE is levied on all imports, and

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 22nd
day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
_ (Liquidator)



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the Government’s stamp tax

Forward Resimes to email address: rr@abarrobahatnas.cam or FAX #'356-0333 on unleaded gasoline is also 7

per.cent per gallon.
Prices

Acknowledging the impact
rising oil prices had on all non-
producing countries, such as

NOTICE









NOTICE is hereby given that JUDY JACKSON, #60B GLADSTONE the Bahamas, Mr Smith said
TERRACE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying that rather than look at gov-
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for ernment tax and retail and
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, andthatany = wholesale margin cuts, this
person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should “ a
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement of the nation had “to look at fuel ft
facts within twenty-eight days from the 10TH day of OCTOBER,
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

ciency and alternative energy

sources” for a solution.
Actions such as margin cuts,

Mr Smith said, were simply

eer Opportunities

FirstCaribbean International Bank is the combination of CIBC and Barclays Bank in the
Caribbean, Bahamas and Belize. We are the region’s largest publicly traded bank with over
3,000 staff serving over 5.3 million people in 16 countries. We manage over 700,000 active
accounts via 100 retail branches and corporate/international banking centres. |

MANAGER - INVESTIGATIONS (OPERATIONS)

Responsibilities:

© To manage the active investigation and liquidation ofall
outstanding items in agreed specific accounts across the region

¢ To take ownership of establishing and guiding regional teams
engaged in investigation activity.

© To ensure the timely and accurate production of periodic status
reports on the Suspense and General Ledger accounts

¢ To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and.
make recommendations to senior management in areas within
the organisation that need improvement in accordance with
the organisation’s Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria
To manage the relationship between the relevant department
and the internal/external units, thereby ensuring that all .
identified issues are resolved and actioned :
To be accountable for the Risk and Control requirements of the
Investigations Unit - :
To evaluate the unit's performance, developing new features in
the department where required, ensuring that Internal Controls
is given full priority and highlighting areas of strengths and
concerns
To manage and control the unit's budget and resources

Responsibilities

¢ To establish and strengthen the production of periodic
financial reporting to all bank areas for reconciliations,
investigations, and verifications
To take responsibility for the timely, complete and accurate
production of all regional management reporting related to
internal General Ledger and Bank account reconciliation
To ensure that the reconciliation systems used are operating
within agreed parameters
To provide expert analysis, identify trends and changes and
make recommendations to senior management in areas that
need improvement so Internal Controls and Service Level
Agreement criteria are met
To manage the relationship between the relevant department,
the internal and external audit teams and Finance, thereby
ensuring that all audit items are resolved and actioned
To be held accountable for the department's Risk and Control
requirements
To take responsibility for evaluating the unit’s performance,
developing new features in the department where required,
ensuring that Internal Controls is given full priority and

Applications with detailed résumés should be submitted no
later than Monday 17th October, 2005 to:

Marisa Chadderton

Operations & Technology Resource Officer
FirstCaribbean International Bank

Head Office, Warrens

St. Michael

Barbados

Tel: (246) 367-2142

Email: marisa.chadderton@firstcaribbeanbank.com

Only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Prerequisites:

¢ A minimum of five (5) years in a managerial role. and in a large
operations centre environment (preferably in the financial services
industry)
Proven track record of excellent people management and team
building, especially where it relates to Remote Management
Ability to operate under strict timelines and over extended periods of
time, particularly during peak periods
Experience in the use of business processes and accounting policies to
resolve investigations
Demonstrated banking and accounting knowledge. (Foreign currency
accounting experience would be an asset)
Experience in the use of operational and automated banking and
reconciliation systems
An understanding of the use of technology to achieve targets and goals
Developed communication and computer literacy skills
Good. decision-making and problem-solving skills
Good accounting, analytical, and reporting skills
Well-developed negotiation and persuasion skills

highlighting areas of strengths and concerns in order to ensure compliance
with the Internal Controls environment within the Reconciliations area

¢ To prepare and control the unit’s budget

© To identify deficiencies within the relevant departments for the purpose of
developing and implementing enhancements and improvements

Prerequisites

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take had fallen and was now

“deferring. the decision” until it
was too late.

Mr Smith’s remarks found
support from Marlon Johnson,
the Small Business Associa-
tion of the Bahamas’ corpo-
rate secretary.

During a presentation to a
Bahamian Forum meeting on
energy, Mr Johnson called for
this nation to develop a
National Energy Policy that
both curtailed and discouraged
the use of fossil fuels, such as
oil, and encouraged both alter-
native energy sources and
energy-efficient designs.

“What we must focus on is a
comprehensive. energy policy
that aims to reduce substan-
tially our reliance on fossil
fuels in our daily lives,” Mr
Johnson said.

He added that in 2004, some
$365 million or 20 per cent of
the Bahamas’ total $1.81 bil-
lion import bill went on pur-
chasing fuel, and reducing this
would strengthen this nation’s
foreign reserves.

Mr Johnson said small busi-
nesses were all impacted by
oil price rises, as the increase
in production costs forced
companies to pass higher
prices on to consumer, lower-
ing demand for their products.
In addition, consumers were
already having to pay higher
electricity prices, lowering
demand further by having less
money to spend.

But he pointed out that oil
price shocks were nothing
new, and when adjusted for
inflation and government tax-
es, the per gallon price of gaso-
line is now where it was in
1981.

Alluding to the PetroCaribe
initiative, which the Govern-
ment has still to make a deci-
sion on, Mr Johnson said that
cheaper fuel today “doesn’t
mean that it will be so tomor-
Tow” 4

If the administration went
ahead and created a National
Energy Agency, he urged it
not to force the oil companies
- Texaco, Esso and Shell - to
buy from it. Instead, it should
be an option for them to use..

Mr Johnson said: “In fact, if
the Government is able'to
negotiate cheaper fuel, it will
only provide us with a false
sense of security and keep, us
from pursuing this national
energy policy.” ;

In devising a National Ener-
gy Policy, Mr Johnson said
that on transport, the Govern-.
ment should increase duty and
licensing fees on SUVs and
vehicles with large engines,

- while lowering duty for small-

er and standard shift vehicles,
and AeP USE it for hybrid

Subsidise |

He also urged the Govern-
ment to subsidise construction
“of alternative fuel stations”
and implement a proper mass
transit system.

Mr Johnson said Bahamians
should focus on solar power,
making use of the constant sun
this nation enjoyed. Duty
should be raised on conven-
tional heaters, he suggested,
and “greater rewards” and
competition among architects
- to design energy-efficient
homes - needed to be created.

Mr Johnson also advocated
that energy-efficient resorts
needed to be rewarded, while
all new subdivisions and liv-
ing areas needed to:be
designed with shops in walking
distance, rather than force
people to drive.

As for the Bahamas Elec-
tricity Corporation (BEC), he
asked: “What about BEC and
the surcharge? How efficient is
BEC’s operation? Is the entity
being run at optimal capaci-
ty? Has BEC’s operation been
audited to see how it could
deliver its services more
cheaply? Have we given any
serious consideration to_liber-

~alisation of the sector and per-

mitting private companies to
compete to provide electricity
to the island’s grid?” __
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Pe

SMX Aaa oa

says Phase I is
0% ‘reserved’



. FROM page 1B

-ownership - known as fraction-
sal ownership - and use of a lux-
ury private villa that provides

clients with the benefits of a.

‘resort home without having to
maintain it.

Shared

: Ownership is shared between

share. Owners have equal
access to all villas in their mem-
bership class, meaning that the
owner of shares in a three-bed-
room property will have access
to all three-bed villas.

80/50 Great Exuma is not a
timeshare project, instead
being designed as a private club
with only owners able to use
and have access to their villas,
subject to reservation policies
and procedures.

Management - Rincon Ven-
tures (CPAM-Rincon), which
is financed by institutional
investor money and develops
high-end fractional ownership
developments in resort loca-
tions.

Principals
The company’s Los Angeles-

based principals are William
Boehringer and Sean Combs,

luxury multi-family residences
in locations such as Los Ange-
les and Orange County, Cali-
fornia, and Aspen in Colorado.

The two joined forces to cre-
ate CPAM-Rincon in 2001, and
that entity owns Meridian
Development LLC, the com-
pany which designs, builds and
sells the 80/50 private residence
clubs.

Apart from Great Exuma,
Meridian is also working on the

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 7B

UNCOLLECTED on
LONG-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES %

The names of persons with outstanding Long-Term Benefit
cheques are listed below. These persons are kindly asked
to collect their cheque(s) from the Pensions Department
of the WULFF ROAD LOCAL OFFICE.

For further information, you may contact the Department
at telephone number 356-2070:

NAME

ADDRESS |
Edward BODIE

Mt. Rose Avenue
Sunshine Way
‘Wulff Road

Moss Town
Minnie Street

St. James Road
Hampton Road
East Street South
Skyland Drive
Nassau Village
Nassau Village

Shirley BRAYNEN

Harold BROWN
Doreen CLARKE .
_Alceus CLERVILIEN
Nathalie COLEBY
Valerie DARVILLE
Violet FLOWERS
Mertland HIGGS
Delinda JOHNSON
Portia NEWBOLD

‘different clients, with 12 shares
offered in each villa, and clients,
able to purchase more than one

The 80/50 Great Exuma’s
ultimate owner is a US-based
company, Coast Pacific Asset

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE
a YUEN YUEN LTD.
| (In Voluntary Liquidation)
advertise
In The Notice is hereby given that the above-named
co T. =D; Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
Art une 15th day of June 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp.
. eall : Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

322-1986
ARGOSA CORP. INC.

Major ee ruCnrle Tae et today

TE tt ete Lc hire a junior corporate :

administrator.

The individual will be expected to assume

responsibility for all corporate administration |

| of the entity.

Qualifications include but are not limited to the
following: |

¢ Incorporation of Bahamas International. -
Business Companies and similar structures in
various jurisdictions

¢ Ongoing company administration, i.e.
preparation of minutes, resolutions, proxies,
powers of attorneys, etc.

¢ Continuation and Dissolution of companies

¢ Knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese and/or
french would be an asset

¢ Compensation commensurate with experience

— and qualification

Please send inquiries to:

Managing Director at facsimile #327-3967
(no telephone calls or emails please)

_The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday

21st October 2005.

who say they have more than
30 years’ combined experience
building custom homes and



80/50 Mammoth, a private res-
idence club at Mammoth
Lakes, California.

Elsaida TAYLOR
Charles TINKER
Flora WELLS

| Janetta WHITE

Lyon Road
Lyon Road
Washington Street
St. Charles Street |



BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF REPAIRS/
REPLACEMENTS
TO POWER STATION BUILDING - GREAT HARBOUR CAY

TENDER NO. 590/05
The Bahamas Electricity Corportation invites tenders from eligible bidders for |
the provision of repairs and Replacements to the bos station building as

described above.

Bidders are required to collect packages from the Administration Office, Blue

|. Hill & Tucker Roads by. contacting:-

Mrs. Delmeta Seymour ..
Administrative Officer
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads.
Nassau, Bahamas — ‘
Phone No. 302-1158

Fax No. 323-6852

4) Tenders are to be hand-delivered on or before 19 OCTOBER 2005 by 4: ie

and addressed as follows:
The General Maniget
Bahamas Electricity Corporation
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
Nassau, Bahamas
Attention: Mrs. Delmeta Seymour
Marked: Tender No. aN

“POWER STATION BUILDING REPAIRS GREAT HARBOUR CAY”



The Gorporitiony reserves the right to seen or reject any or all tenders.

GRAND BAHAMA SHIPYARD LIMITED
VACANCY WITHIN THE PROJECTS DEPARTMENT

Naval Architect —
QUALIFICATIONS:

e A technical academic background comprised of a degree from a recognized institution
in Naval Architecture

* At least 2 years experience in ship design working in a shipyard or technical support
office

° Fully conversation in modern computer aided decisis techniques and Naval Arciiitecture
processes.
Time management skills
Self starter

e Strong interpersonal skills and ability to be an effective team player

¢ Customer awareness skills enabling the successful candidate to preform effectively
with the departments’ internal and external customers.

¢ Fully cognizant of the importance of inter-departmental support

¢ Capacity and motivation to frequently work indeterminate hours

RESPONSIBILITY:

° Responsibility for technical support to all departments in the shipyard including but not limited
too:

° Drawing production & control

¢ Physical plant and system design

¢ Material design & specification

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a letter of application along with relevant documentation
to:

Personnel Manager
Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.,
* P.O. Box F-42498-411
Freeport, Grand Bahama

CLOSING DATE: 17 October, 2005


Nl

responsible for

of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 3RD day of
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship,







PAGE 8B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005

| NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MILBERT BELTON, ENESAS
ST., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 10TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THEOPHILE WILSON, GIBBS
CORNER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister

Nationality and ‘Citizenship, for

registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that FROM page 1B
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement ach

courts”.

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

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMILIENNE JOSEPH, MACKEY
STREET, HILLSIDE STATES, P.O.BOX FH 14168, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 3RD day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and CizenenPs P.O.Box N- nIAaL,
Nassau, Bahamas.



Courts.



Winding Baw
MOALD. DABAMAS

HAS VACANCIES FOR: fixed, rather than circumvent
Club Director the system.”
Candidate should have: Mi is ter

* four to five years experience

* experience in development of Golf Courses

° experience in high-end members/private club management
* willing to relocate to Abaco

Asst. Construction & Property Development pane
Candidate should have:

* landscape
* manage up to 30 employees

° three to four years experience
* willing to relocate to Abaco

Please send resumes to:

Attn, of Human. Resources.” ae:
:B.O, Box AB-2057

*"Marsh-Harbour, Abaco. any class or description”.

In a 19-page review of the
proposed Bill, the Chamber
and other private sector organ-
isations said: “The Bill is blan-
keted with reasons that the
Minister can summarily con-
vict people. The criminal aspect
of this is objectionable and
these should be removed and
-left.to the discretion of the

“The overriding concern
regarding this Act is the power |
granted to a single person [the
minister] while attempting to
limit the power of the courts.
We all share concerns that Acts
such as these - that make it less
likely that matters will go
before the courts - distort the
fundamental democratic sys-
tem - ie; the Constitution, the
court, Parliament, citizens and
civil society. We cannot empha-
sise enough that if there is a
perceived problem with the
court system, this should be

For instance, the first three
subsections in Clause 15 -
“Minister to Restrict Imports”
- of the Consumer Protection
Bill allow the minister to “pro-
hibit the importation or expor-
tation of goods of any class or
description of goods”, prohibit
imports of certain goods unless
he grants a licence to do so,
and “regulate: the distribution,
purchase or sale of goods of -

tor said: “This appears to give
the minister sole discretion to
stop any import. At minimum
the Act should specify the
grounds for prohibiting goods
and/or the minister’s reasons
should be stated. The Act
should not take precedence

‘over the other Act like Cus-

toms etc.”
Sector

Instead, the private sector
recommended that this clause
be amended to read that the
minister “may make recom-
mendations to the relevant
government agency for the
import or export of goods pro-
viding reasons and proof for
his decision”.

In its Consumer Protection
Bill review, the private sector
said the legislation was miss-
ing the ‘Application Section’

found in Section 3 of most Acts

of Parliament.

The review said: “The Appli-
cation section should make it
clear who the Act is. applica-
ble to - individuals, business-
es, manufacturers, producers,
sellers of commodities - and
whether or not the Crown will
be bound by the Act. It is the
opinion of the Chamber that
the Act should bind the Crown
and be applicable to govern-
ment ministries, departments,
agencies and corporations.

“Government services
should also be included along
with a judicial appeal process
and the right to sue the Gov-
ernment for libel and/or dam-
ages.”

. .Other concerns centred on

Clause 30 (2), which stipulates

meet the advertised delivery
date, all monies paid should be

refunded to the consumer plus .

an amount equal to 10 per cent
of the amount deposited for
each week that the goods are
not delivered. This, under the
Bill as. worded, would kick in
after 14 days.

However, the private sector
responded: “How can one be
expected to know exactly when
a product will arrive when we
are dependant on air or sea
transport to receive them in the
country? Suppose there is a
strike at the factory where a
good is being produced. What
if a provider expensed money:

-to order the product?”

Delivered

_ It recommended removing
the requirement to pay for
goods that are not delivered,

‘and suggested adding that

“orders can be cancelled and
any deposits refunded if the
goods do not arrive unless the
provider can give an ean

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Private sector upset
SAU KOIICoO MIT

Consumer legislation



Further concerns were also
expressed on Clause 44, which :
deals with acting on a Bill’ of
Sale.

The Bill as currently drafted:
said a provider of goods and
services would commit an —
offence if he acted on the pow-'
ers in a Bill of Sale of chattel,
pledge by the consumer, or
employed anyone other thant a
Bailiff to recover the chattels”
pledged in a Bill of Sale.,

Review

Apart from the Chamber,
the other organisations
involved in the review included
the Bahamas Employers Con-.
federation, the Bahamas Hotel
Association, the Insurance,
Institute of the Bahamas, the
Bahamas Manufacturers Rep-
resentatives & Wholesale
Association, the Small Busi+
ness Association, the Bahamas
General Insurance Association,
the Bahamas Motor Dealers
Association and mnesty
International. i <

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005, PAGE 9B



Regulatory
regime costs

nation

FROM page 1B

national co-operation regimes
“encompass the highest regula-
tory standards”, although the
Government was now “explor-
ing the streamlining” of the
financial services industry’s reg-
ulatory framework. She added
. thatthe regulatory framework |
review being conducted by a
government-appointed com-
mittee was intended “to
enhance efficiency as well as
maintaining those standards”.

. Meanwhile, Mrs Maynard-
Gibson said the Private Trust

Companies Bill would be pre- *

sented to Parliament in “this
quarter of 2005”. Meetings to
finalise the Bill, which is now
being circulated for financial
industry feedback, will be held
between private and public
agencies over the “next few
weeks”.

* The Government was also
“hoping” to present the new
External Insurance Act to Par-
liament before year end.

- And the minister confirmed
that PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Pwe) had been hired to survey
the’ Bahamian financial services
industry as part of an exercise
by the private and public sec-
tors to update the original Five-
Year Strategic Plan for the sec-
tor. The PwC survey will enable ‘
the second Five-Year plan to

$50m

be based on empirical data.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said

the digitisation of all services at
the Registrar General’s Depart-
ment, making them available
via the Internet to Bahamians
across the world, had provided
a platform for e-government.
She added that it would also
help the financial services indus-

_try to serve its $2 trillion asset

base over the Internet.

But Mrs Maynard-Gibson
said “one of the main reasons”
why the Bahamas continued to
be competitive in financial ser-
vices was the quality of its pro-
fessionals and executives in the
sector.

“While legal, regulatory and
operating frameworks are
important, the Bahamas will
only be as successful as the
depth and strength of our intel-
lectual capital, our people,” Mrs
Maynard-Gibson said.

Recalling the Bahamian ath-
letes whose success ensured
they have their pictures adorn-
ing the walls at Nassau Inter-
national Airport, the minister
said: “The time has come to be
equally as enthusiastic about
the Bahamian entrepreneur

' who stands head and shoulders

above the global competition.”

Many professionals in the
industry, she added, could “be
recognised as gold medal
Olympians i in financial ser-

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005/CLE/QUI

| IN THE SUPREME COURT :

' EQUITY SIDE

2005

No.00547

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land situate
Rose Street, Fox Hill in the Eastern District of the Island of
New Providence, The Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of The Quieting Titles Act, 1959
(Chapter 393 statute Laws of The Bahamas
revised edition 2001)..

AND

| INTHE MATTER of The Petition of Margaret Davis and Debra
, Michelle Davis

NOTICE

MARGARET DAVIS AND DEBRA MICHELLE





mg ALLYSON MAYNARD-GIBSON

GN-272

5 DEPARTMENT OF
' PUBLIC SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
_- DEVELOPMENT, MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL
GOVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Assistant Director of Cooperative
Development, Department of Cooperative Development,
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.

Requirements for the post:

_ 1. A Bachelors Degree in Education, Accounting, Public

Administration, Human Resources, Economics,
Management or Business Administration from a
recognized institute;

. Aminimum of five (5) years experience in cooperative «.
"development or atelate business development area: three-

(3) of which must be iri an administrative capacity ~
The successful candidate:
(i) Must have knowledge of
- Credit Unions |

- Producer/ Services Cooperatives;
- Farmers and Fishermen Organizations;

Gaye Should be committed to strengthening and expan

‘the cooperative sector and have the ability to lead
and motivate people for the establishment of
professional organizations;

Must be a dynamic, motivated, competent individual
who is able to execute the programs of the Department
of Cooperative Development through working closely
with the cooperative sector and potential members,

GN-271

> PUBLIC SERVICE
4 COMMISSION

VACANCY FOR MESSENGER

DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT, MINISTRY OF
AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & LOCAL

OVERNMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified
persons for the position of Messenger, Department
of Cooperative Development, Ministry of
Agriculture, Fisheries and Local Government.

Requirements for the post:

Applicants must be mature persons who have

completed high school to grade nine (9), must

be highly reliable and in possession of a valid
' driver’s licencé and a clean police record.

The duties of the post include:

Delivery and collection of mail, keeping accurate
records of distribution of mail, making deposits
. and liaising with Treasury Department, as well
as any other duties which may be assigned.

The salary of the post is in Scale M6 $10,100 x
400 - $18,500per annum.

Serving officers must apply through their Heads
of Departments. Application forms may be obtained
from the Department of Public Service, Poinciana
Hill, Meeting Street. They should be returned
complete with copies of original qualifications,
documentary proof of relevant experience to the

‘Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana
_ Hill, Meeting Street, P.O.Box N-1418, Nassau,

Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

GN - 273

DEPART MENT OF PUBLIC
SERVICE

VACANCY FOR ACCOUNTANT ©
DEPARTMENT OF COOPERATIVE
DEVELOPMENT
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,

.. FISHERIES AND LOCAL
*. .GOVERNMENT |

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons
to fill the post of Accountant, Department of Cooperative
Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Local
Government.

Requirements for the Post:

1. Applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree in
Accounting;
2. Aminimum of four (4) years experience in accounting;

3. Be fully conversant with Government policies and

DAVIS, the Petitioners claim to be the owners in fee simple in
procedures.

: possession of the said piece parcel or lot of land and have made
‘| application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act to have the
said piece parcel or lot of land investigated and the nature and
extent thereof determined and declared in.a Certificate of Title
| to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions
| of the Act. .

maintaining high community awareness and public
confidence in the cooperative sector;

The successful candidate will:
(i) Serve as the head of the Accounting Section;
(ii) Have the ability to'‘work i in groups and motivate
~~ people; -
(iii) Have integrity and initiative;
(iv). . Be self-motivated and possess a high level of
.- .. administrative competence;
(v) Demonstrate knowledge of computerized
‘information systems used in accounting
application;
(vi) Travel independently to fulfil the responsibilities
~~ of the position.

(iv) Must also be familiar with cooperslive legislation
and regulations.

The duties of the post include:

(a) Assist the Director with the implementation of policies,
programs, projects and pee activities of the.

Copies of a diagram or plan showing the position, boundaries Dep artnent;

shape marks and dimensions of the said piece parcel or lot of
land may be inspected during normal working hours at the
following places:

(b) Assist the Director with the implementation of |
management tools and operations manual for improved
efficiency and productivity;

(ce) Promote and facilitate business development policies
and strategies through alliances with national, regional
and international agencies to increase productivity of
cooperative enterprises.

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court Bitco Building, East
Street in the City of Nassau, The Bahamas. |. Specific duties include:

(b) The Chambers of Messrs. Davis & Co., 4th Floor Sheraton
Hilton, Suite 400#1 Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner

(a) Ensuring that the financial regulations are
strictly adhered to;
(b) Preparation of the annual budget;
(c) Supervision of the Accounts Section;
(d) Coordinating, controlling, monitoring of the
accounting procedures;
_ (e) Compiling and analyzing financial information.

Supervise the operations of the business development
unit.

Direct the Human Resource Program of the
Cooperative Department and cooperative sector in
order to constantly modernize the skills and knowledge
base within the cooperative sector.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having drawn
a right of Dower or an adverse claim or claim not recognized
in the Petition shall within thirty (30) days after the appearance
of the Notice herein file in the Registry of the Supreme Court
in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioners or
the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form,
verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a statement
of claim within thirty (30) days herein will operate as a bar to
such claim.

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Bahamas, not later than 21st October, 2005.

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TRIBUNE SPORTS



Sailing associations seek \

provider for cash prizes

@ SAILING .
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



- MEMBERS of the Bahamas Boat
Owners and Sailors Association and
the Commonwealth Sailing Associa-
tion, responsible for providing the
boats to participate in the various
regattas, will have to concentrate on
finding a new cash prize sponsor.

Burns House Group of Companies,
who, for more than a decade, have
provided cash prizes for the regattas,
have announced that over the next few
years, they will switch their focus on
providing product support for “on
shore” activities.

Strategies

In a release, signed by the manage-
ment of the company, Burns House
stated that “as the nation expands and
the market evolves, we must adjust
our marketing strategies in order to
obtain our goals..

“The Family Islands play a major
role in increasing our opportunities
for both the marketing and selling of
our products; therefore we have decid-
ed to increase our efforts in assisting

Burns House to focus on providing



the local communities around the
islands.”

Under president Garret ‘Tiger’ Fin-
layson, Burns House had provided a
long-term deal with sponsoring the
Boat of the Year awards at the end of
the year.

Burns House also provided cash
prizes to assist the organising commit-
tee.

The agreement was eventually
reduced to a year-to-year basis. Now it
will cease as of next weekend when
the Harbour Island Regatta closes out
the regatta season.

When contacted, BBOSA com-
modore the Rev. Dr. Philip McPhee
said that Burns House’s sponsorship
was not directly to their association or
the CSA.

But he admitted that their decision
to cease their sponsorship will have
an adverse effect on the participation
of the native sloops in the various
regattas.

“No boats will want to go all the

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way to the regattas and not get paid to
compete,” McPhee stressed. “I guess
we will have to look for another spon-
sor or the grants from the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture will have: to
increase.’

Owner

McPhee, the owner of three boats,
including the new Red Hot Thunder-
bird that was recently commissioned
on Potter’s Cay dock, confirmed that
he received the letter from Burns
House.

But he said he’s concerned that
Burns House agreed to support the
regatta associations with products
rather than providing cash prizes.

Tony Knowles, the commodore of
the CSA, was unavailable for com-
ments. _ ,

McPhee, however, said that the asso-
ciations will just have to look at other
avenues to subsidise the cash prizes

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.

‘product support for ‘on shore’ activities

for the regattas or there won’t be any
participation from the boats in the
future.

Burns House, in its release, further
indicated that the committees work
tirelessly to host and organise the
many regattas, homecomings and fes-
tivals throughout the year to simply
and ultimately promote their individ-
ual islands.

And while they are “truly proud to
have been the major sponsor for both
the BBOSA and the CSA,”
Burns House said they are
“extremely proud to continue our
sponsorship of the local regatta com-
mittees.”

Burns House thanked the inémbers.

‘along with the boat owners and sailors -

for the opportunity to “support a
major, part of our culture over the
years.”

They also wished both the BBOSA

and the CSA: much success in their.

efforts to further the growth of the
sailing in the Bahamas.

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By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

THERE was some new faces
at the entrance to the baggage
claim area of the Nassau Inter-
national Airport on Saturday
morning, as more portraits of
Bahamas’ clite athletes were
unveiled.

Dominic Demeritte, Christine
Amertil and Leevan Sands
joined track and field teammates
like the Golden Girls, Tonique
Williams-Darling, Avard Mon-
cur, Troy Kemp and Frank
Rutherford on the Wall of
Fame.

The unveiling ceremonies,
which were scheduled as a part
of the week-long celebrations
for the World Championship
team, also give the Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture an
opportunity to showcase former





Athletes get their portraits

on the Wall of Fame



athletes who have achieved on
the world circuit, such as Sloan
Farrington, Danny Smith and
Elisha Obed.

The six new faces joined the
other 15 members already
inducted into the country’s Wall
of Fame.

Christine Amertil said she will
cherish the moment for a life-
time.

As she reflected back at her
strenuous season — one she is
calling a roller coaster ride —
Amertil thanked the Bahamian

public for their support, saying it .

is a motivational drive each time

she steps on the track.

Amertil said: “It feels great
to be back home and to be a
part of the week-long celebra-
tions. The celebrations took a
bit long to take place because
our season was so long this year
and everyone was in different
places, but it is always good to
come back home and feel appre-
ciated.

“This year I was up and down
and all about. I probably should
have ran a little bit more fours,
but this year there weren’t that
many to compete in just due to
the schedule, so I didn’t have

that rhythm like I had last year.
But, overall, I came out with
personal best times, so J think
had a great year.”

The Olympic Games finalist
missed out on the final at the
World Championship games,
which were held in Helsinki,
Finland. At the games, Amertil
clocked a time of 51.03 seconds,
just shy of qualifying for the final
rounds.

This was also the case for
Amertil in the 200m, participat-
ing in the first round of compe-
tition with times of 23.88 sec-
onds.

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sailing —
associations

“seek new cash





“The focus is to go out there

and compete, better my times...

We have the Commonwealth

. Games so early. It is so unusual

to try°’and compete at such a
high level that early in the year,
but I am going to go out there
and give it my all,” said Amertil.

“T am not too sure about the
200m at those games, but I will
commit to the 400m.”

The achievements of the oth-
er athletes are as follows:

Bi DANNY SMITH

© First Bahamian to hold a
world record in the 60 yard
dash hurdles.

® Six time All-American at
the Collegiate level

¢ Inducted into Florida State
University in 1981

© Record holder in the

‘60 yard hurdles at Florida

‘DOMINIC DEMERITTE::

prize provider

State University in 1973-
1975

@ ELISHA OBED:

° The first Bahamian to win.an:
individual boxing title on the
World level — World Junior Mid-
dleweight champion ve

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© Olympic gold medallist in
sailing at the 1964 Olympic
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© National record holder in the.
200m “

¢World Indoor gold medalist
in 2004 :

@ LEEVAN SANDS
© 2003 bronze medalist at the

- World Championship Games. «

Bronze medalist at the.Com-
monwealth Games ie





MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2005



Hundreds of trade union members marched on the
House of Assembly last week to push for salary increas-
es, an end to contract negotiations and other labour
concerns. Representatives from almost all unions under
the NCTU’s (National Congress. of. Trade Unions)
umbrella were on hand to make their displeasure known
to MPs returning to the House of Assembly on Wednes-
day following the summer recess.

_ They carried banners reading, “Labour all for one”
“Stop ignoring trade unions please”, “You can’t live on
$4,000 per month, but you want me to live on $1,500 per
month” and “Stop hiring these consultants with high

Czech-born investor
Viktor Kozeny (pictured
onithe left) of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week fol-
lowing US requests for his
extradition.

Kozeny, a 42-year-old
Bahamian resident who is
an Irish national, but was
born in Czechoslovakia,
was arraigned before Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel on

The Governor General has been asked
to step in to resolve a “constitutional cri-
sis” and appoint a definite leader of
opposition in the House of Assembly.
The House’s first session opened with a
bang last Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a scathing
attack on.the official opposition, as hun-
dreds of trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to demon-
strate their displeasure with govern-



Thursday...



5 By JOHN MARQUIS



Inaguans, the . names
George and Willis Duvalier
are enough to induce nau-
sea and revulsion.

‘In their day, these rabble-rousing
brothers were the scourge of the island =
men who spent their entire lives look-
ing for trouble and invariably found it.

When they ended their days with noos-
es round their. nécks at Nassau. Prison,
no-one who knew them capresied much
by way of surprise.

It was always likely - probably
inevitable - that the Duvalier brothers
were destined fot a date with the hang-
man. So it proved.

They gunnedidown:a man named
Munroe during a disturbance in Inagua in
the 1930s, having demonised him as a

“company:spy”. The island was trauma-
tised. 4

For Abades afterwards, Inaguans
recoiled at the mere mention of their
names. -An’ island noted for peace and
tranquillity was torn asunder by their
malign influence,



Since those distant days, there has.

always been speculation about whether

George and Willis were related to the .

miost wicked di¢tator of his time, Dr
Francois “Papa‘Doc” Duvalier.

The answer is; yes, according to 79-
year-old Maureen Duvalier, a niece of
Papa Doc who is| well- known in Nassau
as the popular singer-composer Bahama

Mama. Papa Doc and the brothers were:

cousins, she told INSIGHT.

Yo ari older generation “of

ment...(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

- pay who have no sense of direction”...

As Haiti prepares to make another attempt at democracy

in a November election, INSIGHT looks at one of its worst

tyrants - Dr Francois ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier - and his family
links with two brothers who struck fear into the people



\

The blood connection between the
ruthless brothers and a man who is said
to have been! ‘responsible for 40,000
deaths during his reign as Haiti’s Presi-

' dent-for-Life explains a lot. Perhaps there
was a murderous genetic strain which
linked the three of them.

It probably explains, for instance, why
Francois, a studious country doctor who

treated the rural poor in Haiti. for no

reward, was transformed by power into a

ghoul whose sheer wickedness made him :

an instantly recognisable international
figure of his time.

Ms Duvalier' said: “George and Willis

were the sons of Francois’ uncle. Francois
went on to medical college. The brothers
were convicted of murder and hanged.

If Ms Duvalier’s information is cor-
rect, and she remains sharp and lucid in
recalling her family’s past, it settles once
and for all the mystery of the Inagua
Duvaliers and their supposed links with
Papa Doc, whose reign between 1957
and 1971 struck terror into a nation that
was already on its knees.

In fact, Ms Duvalier claims Francois
was born in Inagua before being taken to

Haiti as a boy, and visited Nassau fre-
quently as a young man after his mother
moved here. It is a version of events dis-
puted: by Papa Doc’s best-known biog-
raphers, the journalists Bernard Dei-
derich and Al Burt, but mystery has
always been part of the Duvalier story.

And the dictator himself did his best to. °

conceal details of his past during his years
in-power.

Duvalier’s visits to the Bahamas con-
tinued right up to his mother’s death in
Nassau in 1930, she said, after which
Francois continued his medical studies
in Haiti and the United States and devel-
oped an interest in politics. With fellow
intellectuals in Port-au-Prince, he became
a fervent black nationalist determined
to promote his country’s African’ her-
itage.

Today, the Duvaliers who‘remain in
Nassau have no enthusiasm for claiming
lineage with Papa Doc, or the notorious
George and Willis. ‘But Ms Duvalier
shows little reticence in discussing her
family’s colourful history.

“T last saw my uncle Francois. when I
visited him at the National Palace in Port-

| o> C68 Inagua in the southern Bahamas.

au-Prince in 1961,” she said, “I was’
aboard a cruise ship that docked there .

and he invited me to call on him.”
She described him and his wife Simone

- later dubbed Mama‘ Doc, an acknowl- ._
-edgment of her immense power during

her. husband’s reign - as “very nice peo-
ple”, though she said it’s impossible. to
gauge the true nature of anyone on the
basis of brief acquaintance.

“TY would not venture to say why he
changed so much,” she told INSIGHT,
“People.are often like that. They can be
one way one minute and ten minutes lat-
er they are something else because they

have another thing going on in their.

heads.”

Papa Doc, a ‘vood6o houngan whose
people came to believe he could be killed
only by a silver bullet, certainly displayed
evidence of a dual personality as his Ton-
tons Macoute henchmen terrorised
Haitians in the night, torturing and killing
with impunity.

Ms Duvalier recalls family talk of him
as a young doctor riding a donkey

. through Haiti’s impoverished country-
side dispensing treatment for no reward.

4

@ MAUREEN Duvalier
-performs on stage in.
Miami in 1977.

. (FILE photo)



Here. was a man, she said, who had a
true medical calling. His:pro bono work
, earned him the:abiding trust of the peas-
ants, It was to become.an important fac-
tor in his eventual rise to power.

The ambitious young politician, whose
early intentions seemed honourable
enough, identified childlike qualities in

‘the country folk and became a paternal

figure. Hence, the nickname that was to
earn him a place i in 20th century history.

'‘ However, once installed in the presi-
dency, Papa Doe applied his Machiavel-
lian principles to the limit, allowing grow-

ing paranoia to heighten his taste for

intrigue and reprisals. Lacking the bom-
bast of many Latin American dictators,
he made taciturnity his strength, squint-
ing enigmatically from behind his thick

glasses as he maintained long sullen

silences.
No-one, even his closest aides, knew
exactly what was going on in his head.

‘What they did know was that any deci-

sion he reached was ruthlessly applied.
This made him an unnerving figure, and
his acolytes quaked in his presence.

A succession of coup attempts - most
of them laughably inept - made him
increasingly determined to cling to pow-

‘er. He formed the Tontons Macoute, a

private militia of ruthless thugs, to neu-
tralise treacherous elements in the official
army, and laid the base for 30 years of
family rule. The Tontons were his eyes
and ears = and they enforced the presi-

‘dent’s every murderous whim with relish.

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(Subject: Insight - Racial pro-
filing: ane case for and against)

am happy and relieved
that someone has the
courage to call a spade
a spade, despite the
inevitable backlash.
Please, keep it up. I didn't read
Ms Esfakis' remarks, but like
so many others, it appears that
she is content to keep her head
buried in the sand. I wonder
which neighbourhood she lives
in. I live in the Carmichael
Road district, and believe me, I
sometimes wonder if I'm in
The Bahamas or Haiti. I won-
der what Ms Esfakis' tune
would be if they were living in

her neighbourhood and turn-''

ing it into a slum.

The financial, social and cul-
tural répercussions of carrying
this large group of invaders -
that's what they are - are
already immeasurable and
appearing more and more to
be insurmountable.

E. Sands



He’s a living legend, a master of music and an all-time

INSIGHT came very close
to being inflammatory in its

comments on the Haitian prob- ..

lem in the Bahamas. It’s one
of the reasons writers general-
ly steer clear of such subjects.

Anything that can be inter*"'
preted as “racial” is considered,

dangerous territory.
However, are we really

expected to remain silent while’

our country is overrun? The
fact is that Bahamians are
extremely ignorant when it

comes to Haitian history.

Haitians are‘not like us. We

need to acknowledge that, or |

take the consequences.
J Little, Nassau .

~ INSIGHT remains the most |
provocative - and enlightening _

- journalism in the Bahamas
today. Don’t be discouraged
by your critics. Some things
need to be said - and you say
them with tremendous force
andeloquence.

D and C Smith

great. He is John “Chippie” Chipman, who received,
his Cacique Award after decades of contributions to |
Bahamian culture and entertainment. Often called the

godfather of Bahamian entertainers, he has assisted i in the A
development of generations of performers. John Chipman

now enjoys unprecedented symbolic status as a cate

Award winner and Bahamian ic icon,

You can find a Cacique Award
Deadline: October 14, 2005

Foith. “Chipp ;
1997 Cacique Award Winner —
‘Music and intertai







I LIKE souiiiliecn th that tells
it like it is and makes people
think. INSIGHT is powerful.
Some politicians think it’s too

powerful, But I get the strong

feeling that INSIGHT is on the

‘.people’s side; and that. s what

counts;
Greg ‘Rahmitig

000000

INSIGHT’S views on the
Haitian problem are to the
point and timely. However, I
fear the problem is already too

big for us to cope with. The set-

tlements are baby production
lines, which means that mass.
deportations might be the only

solution. But we all know that’s



ie” Chipman.




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who voted against them.in:

_ing-a' mistake

‘by their excesses. Evento

‘Papa Doc never forga

his name.

I was quick to admit that he
would barely be able to win the
pyadersiip race in the party,
*, but would not enjoy the same

i . Tesult in a general election. He
just does not have what it takes
“to attract swing voters, or

3 young people.

, lam a young professional,

: nd I was in a conversation

impossible because ofie Our; with several young people from
international human rights: various outstanding profes-
obligations and the chaotic and.’ sions, all of whom admitted to
dangerous state Haiti is in. traditionally being followers of
today. It’s very worrying: and’, ‘the FNM, but said that they
the long-term implications do, .;could not support the party

not.bear thinking about. 3.)

Geraldine H, ‘Abaco zy












They went on to say that
t was nothing personal, they
think he's a nice guy, but not

‘the type of leader that The

Bahamas needs at this time:

: . This point of view is not lim-
ited to the group that I was
- conversing with, these senti-
“ments are being echoed in
»many places that I go to. I was
‘absolutely amazed at how
“many young former FNMs that
upported the government in
he last election wanted Mr
ngraham back.

Those loyal to Tommy, for
whatever reason, seek to try
everything in their power. to

top what is perceived as the
best chance of the FNM fegain-
ng the government, i.e bring-
ng Hubert Ingraham back.

Irs interesting that the PLP.
challenged the Hawksbill t
Creek Agreement because. it’
didn’t want “a state within a
state”,: with, Freeport people:
living outside Bahamian law

However, in Pigeon Pea ‘and
The Mud in Abaco, we have
two Haitian settlements living
outside the law of the land.
Would someone kindly expla
this anomaly? .

J BH, Marsh Harbour.

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FNM has always ‘been: that. it
doés not listen very wel
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or it by making your party the
next government or continue




bers of the’ iy
opposition!

Elden Mayne



undermining Haiti’s black revo-
ution - that I met the president at
he National Palace in 1968.

He looked peculiarly vulnera-








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basement of the National Palac
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ruthlessness was borne: ou
their actions right to the
end. The lives of thou
Haitian families were laid

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ble behind. his huge mahogany

zled héad, and unusually large
hands, he was most people’s idea ,

His’ physical self was, howev-
er, always at odds with the grue-
some reality. Just a few weeks
before, he had personally super-;:
vised the execution of 19 young
army officers, all suspected of try-
ng to unseat him. And a huge
revolver lay in his pending tray,
lest an adversary somehow found

Watching him during my 40-
minute audience, I tried to square
this tottering hunchback with the
vile deeds attributed to him. He
signed a copy of his little red book
of Duvalierist ideology and hand-
ed it to me on my way out. His
huge signature was bisected by
what praphologists call a suicide
line. But self-destruction was not
in his nature. He died three years
later in his bed, the kind of quiet

THE TRIBUNE

THOSE who say Ingraham
will lose the election for the
FNM do not appreciate the
sca's of his support in the Fam-
ily Islands. Since hearing he
was likely to make a comeback,
people have been registering
to vote. They are excited at his
possible return.

Ingrahamite

ENJOYED your reference
to Ingraham and Turnquest as
the sorcerer and his appren-
tice. We all had a pood laugh at
that one.

Jeremy, Bernard Road

e66000

UNFORTUNATELY for
the FNM, their squabble over
the leadership has made them
look utter fools. If they can’t
sort out their own internal trou-
bles, what chance is there of
them sorting out the CORRUY. s
troubles? (

I’m afraid they’ re finished as
a political force. They are a
bunch of cheap opportunists. I
personally think the behaviour
of Symonette and Ingraham,
with their scheming and
manoeuvreing, is an absolute
disgrace and a display of con-
tempt for the country. If these
donkeys are a dream team,
spare me the nightmare!

Perry Christie, inept as he is,

- can look forward to another five

years of power when 2007
comes around. The FNM has
shown beyond doubt that it
doesn’t have what it takes to
fun a conch stall, never mind
the Bahamas. .
JK Burrows, West Bay

THE FNM jgects to be reti-
tled FMN - Fatally Misman-
aged No-hopers.
Leslie, Cable Beach



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and dignified end denied his foes.
Ms Duvalier wishes he were
still alive so that she could instil
into him her strong feelings about
love for others. ©
“T would express the meaning

_of love for people,” she said,

“When I first knew him, he was a
very gentle man, just like a doctor
should be. In-his early days, be
used to go round the Haitian
countryside on a;donkey.and nev-
et charged anyone for their treat-
ment. The poor people came. to
trust him.”

Their trust was misplaced.
Duvalier’s hatred for the mulatto
elite was intense, but his bloodlust
didn’t stop there. By the time.
Papa Doe’s reign was at its height,
everyone “ whatever their colour
- was afraid to open their doors at
night.

The Tontons became the
bogeymen of the dark hours,
whisking people away to
unknown horrors; Many victims
were summarily despatched, oth-
ets tortured until hideously
maimed. Fort Dimanche, just out-

' side Port-au-Prince, gained noto-

riety as the sinister hellhole where
Papa Doc’s enemies died
unspeakable deaths.

Meanwhile, the dictator and his
close entourage rarely left the
Palace, a triple-domed white edi-
fice in central Port-au-Prince
which has come to be regarded
as the only constant in a land of
chaos and change. It was their
séat of power, and continued
occupation of its sites and corri-
dors was their insurance. policy.
Heavily-armed Tontons guarded
the way to Papa Doc’s lair.

It is odd that, following the tur-
moil of the last '20 years, the
Duvaliers are now considered rel-
atively: benign figures alongside
their successors. Whatever their
faults, they brought a sense of
order to a country where it is tra-
ditionally in very short supply. In
those days, tourists could walk
the streets in safety. The Tontons
made sure of that.

Baby Doc himself, having
squandered the family’s ill- ~got-
ten fortune during exile in
Europe, has expressed a yearn-
ing to return to his homeland. Not
everyone resists the proposition.
“Things have gone downhill since
my day,” the. ex-playboy once
said, without a trace of irony,
from his Paris hideaway. And
Duvalierists agree, with some jus-
tification, as Haiti’s troubles
appear to multiply by the week.

With Haiti moving uncertainly
towards polling day next month,
nothing could better epitomise its
enduring plight than the thought
that the Duvaliets were, in rela-
tive terms, something of a high
point for this benighted land.

Sinister and: brutal as they
were, they gave Haiti a period of
stability it has rarely known. “He
was a good man,” an elderly Hait-

- ian of my acquaintance says of

Papa Doc. “He brought discipline
to my country.”

In Inagua, however, the name
Duvalier can still induce a shud-
der or two. George, Willis and
their cousin Francois - the country
doctor turned despotic monster -'
are three names the island would
rather consign'to history.

Ms Duvaliet, meanwhile, tries
to remember the good and for-
get the bad. But it’s not easy.

° John Marquis’s book on
Haiti (Papa Doc: The Tyrant and
His Legacy) is due out in 2007.
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trade union

members

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Assembly last week to push for

salary increases, an end to con-

tract negotiations and other
labour concerns.

Representatives from almost

all unions under the NCTU’s
(National Congress of Trade
Unions) umbrella were on
hand to make their displeasure
known to MPs returning to the
House of Assembly on
Wednesday following the sum-
mer recess.
- They carried banners read-
ing,
“Stop ignoring trade unions
please”, “You can’t live on
$4,000 per month, but you want
me to live on $1,500 per
month” and “Stop hiring these
consultants with high pay who
have no sense of direction”.

John Pinder, newly re-elect-
ed head of the Bahamas Public
Service Union, told The Tri-
bune that government had tak-
en the public service for grant-
ed for far too long.

The BPSU feels that rather
than accept a lump sum pay-
out of $1,300, they would pre-
fer to receive an across-the-
board pay increase of $1,800,
which would amount to about
$150 per person each month.

But this is not the only out-
standing issue affecting the
union, as there remains a num-
ber of concerns, some dating

“Labour all ‘forone”;

back at least 14-18 months,

according to unionists.

Hotel union and airport
union members also took part
in last Wednesday’ s demon-
stration.

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THE Governor General has
been asked to step in to resolve
a “constitutional crisis” and
appoint a definite leader of the
opposition in the House of
Assembly.

The House’s first session
opened with a bang last
Wednesday. Independent MP
Tennyson Wells launched a
scathing attack on the official

opposition, as hundreds of :

trade unionists protested out-
side the House of Assembly to
demonstrate their displeasure
with government...

Mr Wells argued that under
constitutional article 82, the
opposition leader must be
leader not only “on paper” but
also in fact as a living political
reality.

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CZECH-BORN investor
Viktor Kozeny of Lyford Cay
was arrested last week follow-
ing US requests for his extra-
dition.

Kozeny, a Ao-yearcold
Bahamian resident who is an

_ Irish national, but was born in

Czechoslovakia, was arraigned
before Magistrate Carolita

Bethel on Thursday.

He was told that the United
States wanted him to be extra-
dited to answer a long list of
accusations in New York.

The indictment sheet
includes charges of conspiracy
to violate the Foreign Corrupt
Practices Act, breaches of an
act pertaining to travel, and
money laundering.

The equivalent of those
charges in this jurisdiction, said
Magistrate Bethel, amounted
to bribery, along with aiding
and abetting and conspiracy to
commit bribery, as well as aid-
ing and abetting and conspira-
cy to launder hundreds of mil:

‘lions of dollars.
The US alleges that Koneny
is a part of a multi-million dol-,

lar money-laundering ring. He
wanted specifically in connec-
tion with incidents which
occurred in the eastern Euro-
pean country of Azerbaijan.

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FNM Senator Tanya
McCartney last week that she
will resign from the Senate at
the end of the month.

Ms McCartney’s resignation
marks the fourth Senate resig-
nation since 2002. The last Sen-
ator to resign was Cyprianna

McWeeny.

In a statement released last
Wednesday, Ms McCartney
thanked FNM leader Tommy
Turnquest and former prime
minister Hubert Ingraham for





giving her the opportunity.
She said that she intends to
focus more on her profession
and other civic commitments.
Ms McCartney’s resignation
is effective October 31.

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MORE than nine per cent
of the population in the
Bahamas lives below the
poverty line, according to the
results of the Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey.

The report establishes for the
first time a poverty line in the
Bahamas ;- the minimum
amount of money needed for
an individual to satisfy basic

_ needs over a specific period of

time.
The poverty rate is slightly
lower in New Providence and

Grand Bahama but signifi--

cantly. higher in other islands,
with the highest found in the
southern islands — 21 per cent.

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FNM MPs were last week
still uncertain when former
prime minister Hubert Ingra-
ham will take up his position

as opposition leader in.the |
House of Assembly. © yo tak

Current opposition leader,
Alvin Smith, said last week that
he still expects Mr Ingraham
to take over; however, he could
not'say when.

The FNM council voted 88-
40 to have Mr Ingraham
replace Mr Smith as the par-

. ty’s leader in the House.

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“We hear on the radio, with no contradiction, that the
members of the FNM in this House have recalled their
confidence in the leader. We hear on the radio that the
‘member of North Eleuthera has appeared here this morn-
ing as the acting leader.

“T don’t know if it is through ignorance or complete lack
of respect for this office or the public, but I don’t know -
maybe I don’t understand - how a man can be deputy to
himself.”

Independent MP Pierre Dupuch addresses the FNM
leadership “crisis” in the House of Assembly.













“If they want to be hard, we can play hardball with them
at the negotiating table.”

John Pinder, president of the Bahamas Public Services
Union speaks to the media during Wednesday’s mass
demonstration in front of the House of Assembly.










“The majority of the sitting members of the FNM, includ-
ing the member for North Eleuthera (Alvin Smith), have
publicly stated that they no longer support the member for
North Eleuthera as leader of the opposition. They voted to
that effect in their National Council and it has been wide-
ly reported in the press.”

Independent MP Tennysen Wells raised a number of
concerns with the FNM leadership row when the House of
Assembly met on Wednesday.











“My intention at this time is to focus more on my pro-
fession and other civic commitments. Moreover, I have
determined that sacrificing or compromising one’s reputa-
tion and ste eriy ought not to be a pre-requisite to public
service.’

Tanya McCartney in a statement that she will resign
from the Senate effective October 31.






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BY MARVIN OLASKY

and PETER OLASKY
www.olasky.com

What does Harriet E. Miers,
a highly successful lawyer,
e longtime member of Valley
1eW Christian Church in Dallas and
confidante of the president ofthe
United States, want more than any-
thing else? :

A: The approval of the faculty of
Yale Law School.

Or at least that is the fear among
conservatives. They worry that =
although Miers is believed to be a
pro-life evangelical conservative, she
— like David Souter and Anthon
Kennedy before her — willbe _
seduced by liberalism. As former
Bush speechwriter David Frum noted
after Miers was nominated, “The
pressures on a Supreme Court justice
to shift leftward are intense.” Frum
noted “the sweet little inducements
— the flattery, the invitations to con-
ferences in Austria and Italy, the lec-
tureships at Yale and Harvard — that
come to judges who soften and crum-
ble.” :

Ah, yes, the sweet little induce-
ments: Washington dinner parties,
laudatory editorials from the nation’s
great liberal newspapers and, perhaps
most important, praise from the smug
savants back at dear old Yale or Har-
vard. Many leading lawyers never
forget their roots in the Ivy League,
where all-knowing professors throw
laurels on judges who “get it” and.
scorn those who don’t It takes a very
strong (or very principled) constitu-
tion to do without that flattery.

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the Cuban military into a
powerful war machine that
fought in Angola and
Ethiopia and prepared
Cuba for a U.S. invasion.
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halted its. massive
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JOHN S. KNIGHT (1894-1981)

R obert B. Zoellick, the U.S. deputy secretary
of state, delivered a strong and well-timed
message to some members of Nicaragua’s polit-
ical community last week: Support President
Enrique Bolafios and his anti-corruption cam-
paign or risk losing $175 million in U.S. aid and
business ties with the United States. Although
we should be well past the time when U.S.
diplomacy has to resort to such harsh measures,
this is no time to mince words. Nicaragua’s
fragile democracy is foundering, thanks to a
backroom deal between discredited politicians
who want to return to power at the risk of
destroying the country’s democratic institu-
tions. Sadly, they are aided by moderate politi-
cians and officials who should know better.

ANTI-DEMOCRACY MENACE

If anything, Mr. Zoellick’s visit was a belated
but necessary gesture by an administration that
hasn’t been attentive enough to the growing
menace of anti-democratic forces in the region.
We hope that President Bush’s decision to
attend the Summit of the Americas in Argentina
next month is a sign that this will not be the
case in the remaining three years of his tenure
because things can only get worse. Consider
the sad case of Nicaragua.

Imagine a country in which the leaders of an.
ostensibly democratic, pro-business party of
long standing decide to forge a pact with a neo-
Leninist party that doesn’t believe in either
democracy or the free market. Then imagine
that the reason for this bizarre behavior is to
save the skin of one powerful individual con-
victed of corruption and sent to jail. And all of
this happens in a country with recent, harrow-

‘ing experience of “revolutionary” leadership
_ that was ousted from power only because inter-



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The Miami Herald | EDITORIAL

Nicaragua choice: Past or future?

OUR OPINION: SUPPORT DEMOCRACY, PRESIDENT BOLANOS



Cast of characters _





national pressure led to free elections. This is
Nicaragua today.
The powerful individual is former President
Arnoldo Aleman, a conservative former presi-
‘dent convicted of embezzling $100 million from
the national treasury. His nemesis is President
Enrique Bolafios, his former vice president,
who has spearheaded a courageous anti-corrup-
tion campaign that nailed Mr. Aleman. Instead
of hailing the anti-corruption campaign, how-

ever, many political leaders who should know
better, particularly the members of Mr.
Aleman’s Constitutionalist Liberal Party,
flocked to support their fallen chief.

Mr. Aléman has forged an alliance of con-
venience with Daniel Ortega — the leftist San-
dinista leader who has lost three elections for
president and wants to run yet again. His suc-
cess would represent a disaster for Nicaragua,
and the agreement with Mr. Aleman is no more

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JAMES L. KNIGHT (1909-1991)



than a cynical handshake between two one--
time antagonists who see in each other’s ambi- '
tions an opportunity to carve up Nicaragua for
personal gain.

The big losers are the people of Nicaragua, -
who deserve decent government and who,
opinion polls show, are overwhelmingly .
opposed to the “pact.”

President Bolafios’ political skills do not —
match the ambitious scale of his anti-corruption
program, but he remains a man of integrity. He
aptly describes the political situation today asa. .
“rolling coup d’état,” with his ministers under |
political and legal attack and the courts strip- .
ping them of power to do their jobs. Mr. Orte- |
ga’s party controls the.courts — they even man-
and Mr.
Aleman and his cronies ‘control the National
Assembly. Their goal is to oust Mr. Bolafios
before next year’s election.

DECISIVE ACTION NECESSARY

USS. policy is rightly focused on helping Mr.
Bolafios. Other nations in the region should do
the same. The removal of the president before
the next election would be a setback for democ- '
racy throughout the hemisphere. A victory for
the bullying tactics of his opponents would:
encourage similar activity elsewhere and dis- -
credit moderate forces in Nicaragua.

Now is the time for the reasonable members .
of Mr. Aleman’s party and others who believe °
in the electoral process to make themselves —
heard. The choice is theirs. If they act deci- :
sively to support Mr. Bolafios and the institu-
tions of democracy, it may hasten the day when’
Washington officials feel that it no longer is
appropriate to lecture our friends and neigh-
bors on how to govern their own countries.



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But perhaps that makes Miers the
perfect candidate. Perhaps it takes
someone who did not go to Harvard
or Yale and has never seemed to
care. Miers went to law school at
Southern Methodist University,

which, although respected, was

unlikely to have been a bastion of
progressive thought. when she
entered in 1970. As a result, she
likely avoided the flaying of conser-

vative justices that would have been ©

tattooed in the minds of most mem-
bers of today’s Supreme Court. (Five
out of the nine justices, including
Souter and Kennedy and the new
chief justice, John’ G. Roberts Jr.,
attended Harvard Law School. One,
Clarence Thomas, went to Yale Law

School.)

Nor did Miers enter the world of
the East Coast establishment after

law school. Instead of fleeing the

conservative confines of Dallas for
New York City or Washington, she
joined a small corporate law firm
and built a successful career as a cor-
porate litigator. Unlike in New York,
where verbalizing a pro-life view-
point often leads to wrinkled brows
and sad sighs, in Dallas many of the
“best people” are pro-life.

Frum, who worked with Miers in
the early Bush years, opined in
National Review Online: “Harriet
Miers is a taut, nervous, anxious per-
sonality. It is hard for me to imagine
that she can endure the anger and
abuse — or resist the blandishments
— that transformed, say, Anthony
Kennedy into the judge he is today.”
Yet this seems unlikely: Why would
a lawyer who has never seemed to
chase after fame or establishment
intellectual credentials suddenly
long for the embrace of the blue-
state intelligentsia? Isn’t it more



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suddenly long for the
embrace of the blue-state
intelligentsia.

likely that her “taut, nervous, anx- |

_ious” personality would not feel

comfortable in such a foreign crowd?
Political analyst Larry Sabato esti-
mates that a quarter of the Supreme
Court justices appointed in the last
half-century have “evolved” from
conservative to moderate or liberal.
There are many reasons why that
may be the case, including what D.C.
Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Lau-
rence Silberman once called “the
Greenhouse effect” — a yearning for
positive coverage by scribes such as
Linda Greenhouse of The New York
Times — or the desire to be termed a
judicial giant by liberal historians.

But Miers’ colleagues repeatedly
say that she doesn’t care about any
of that.

It is possible, of course, that she
will “evolve.” That’s the risk in nom-
inating anyone to the Supreme
Court, and particularly someone
without a lengthy record on the criti-
cal issues. Yet the fear that she will
turn away from the type of people
she has surrounded herself with all
her life (conservative Christians
from Texas) so as to win a welcome
at a Columbia Law School reception
seems far less likely for Miers than
for almost anyone else the president _
could have selected. ra

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Texas professor and editor of World, ::
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THE TRIBUNE.







By JOHN MARQUIS



he infighting and back-

stabbing-now going on

within the FNM would

have given untold delight

to Niccolo di Bernardo
Machiavelli.

If there was one thing the astute Ital-

ian statesman loved above everything, it -

‘was the kind of intrigue that left repu-
tations in shreds.

Old Nick. was so much into schem-
ing and treachery that he gave his name
to a political philosophy based on pure,
undiluted ruthlessness.

And he wrote a book called The
Prince in which he advised the influen-
. ual de Medici family how to grasp pow-
er, retain it and use it to best effect.

Machiavelli earned international
‘renown for his unerring ability to iden-
-tify human weakness and formulate the
means of exploiting it in pursuit of polit-
ical dominance.

As human nature never changes, his
work is as relevant today as it’s ever
been. There’s no doubt he would have
enjoyed the conniving and conspiring
now going on in the FNM ranks as
would-be and wannabe leaders jostle
for power. It would have proved, once
again, that what he said five or six cen-
.turies' ago is as true today as in the
Medicis’ time. Probably even more so.

What would he have made of the pro-
tagonists in this unseemly scramble?
He would have found their machina-
tions baffling, that’s for sure.

What about ex-leader Hubert Ingra-
‘ham, whose followers are urging him
to accept a leadership position he

appears not to want? Here is an ex-’

prime minister who will, it seems, con-

' sider a comeback only if greeted by

unanimous acclamation. While his

would-be suitors fight among them-

selves, he lingers coyly on the sidelines
awaiting their call.

He will not fight for the position, nor

even accept it unless a red carpet is laid.

ali the’ way to a golden throne. And at
the first sign of resistance, he makes
himself scarce to leave everyone guess-
ing.

Search as I might through the pages.

of The Prince, I have yet to find a lead-
_ ership type quite like this one. Mr Ingra-

As the FNM’s leadership wrangle rumbles on, members

are saying that only two contenders have emerged with
their dignity intact - Tommy Turnquest and Dion Foulkes.
So is it time to hand over to the new generation after all?

ham appears to be a genuine one-off.
His critics thank the Lord for that.
Then there is Brent Symonette. This

“man appears to be so indecisive that he

actually sets dates for his next piece of
indecision. His thought processes are
so confusing, so convoluted, that a par-

ty stalwart told INSIGHT: “He’s proved

himself to be the ultimate flip-flopper, a
man who can’t make up his mind.”

Even Brent’s fans are now wondering
whether he’s The Great White Hope
or The Great White Dope of the FNM.
They’re not sure. Nor is he, it seems.

Dion Foulkes, with one forthright
declaration: of intent, has already dis-
played qualities the other‘two appar-
ently lack in the context of the latest
leadership battle. He has said what he
wants and has set about achieving it.
Whether he will last the course is the big
question.

Whatever his shortcomings, he has

_ hailed his colours to the mast and said:

“Catch me if you can.” You must give

‘him credit for that. Many people

already have, and it will show when the
votes are counted at the party’s Novem-
ber convention, if he hasn’t been talked
out of running by then.

So that leaves Tommy Turnquest.
What Machiavelli would make of him is
hard to assess.

On the face of it, he possesses
absolutely nothing a leader needs. His
critics say he has no charisma, no charm,
no savvy and no grace. When he throws
a tantrum, he refuses to speak to the
press, a tactic most sensible politicians
would recognise as reckless self-immo-
lation.

Journalists traditionally hate politi-
tians, and the feeling is mutual, but

politicians need journalists.far more

than journalists need them. This is one
of those irritating facts of life that Tom-

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my has yet to grasp.

In spite of his sulks, however, his
admirets see in Mr Turnquest a level of
integrity and decency that appears to
be in short supply elsewhere.

FNM executive member Oswald
Marshall told INSIGHT: “He has sin-
gle-handedly held the party together
over the last three years. He is an intel-
ligent man with a lot of grit. He has a
quiet style, but sometimes’ you can’t
take quietness for weakness. He will
stand his ground.”

That much is certain. While the so-
called “dream team” of Ingraham and

Symonette have become nightmarishly |

opaque in declaring their intentions,
Tommy T is on the front-line carrying
his banner and taking all the flak. In

' the trench warfare that is modern poli-

tics, he might not be such a bad bet
after all.

What how seems apparent after last
week’s unfortunate events is that Mr
Ingraham is not so keen on a comeback
after all. The 88-40 council vote in his

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favour as opposition leader in the
House was.a far from satisfactory out-
come in his eyes. His ego took a bruis-
ing.

What he wanted, and probably
expected, was a ticker- -tape welcome
accompanied by fanfares of silver trum-
pets. What he got was a few torn-up
ballot papers and a toot on a horn.

“When he came into the House of
Assembly on Wednesday, he thought
he would get an enthusiastic greeting.
But no-one seemed interested,” said
one admittedly anti-Ingraham obseryer.
Instead it was Perry Christie, fresh back
from illness, who took the plaudits from
the throng.

So where does the FNM go from

here?

There’s no doubt the party’s reputa-

tion has taken a mauling in recent days.
Its leadership woes have left it looking
incapable of leading a cub-pack, never
mind a country.

Yet not all hope has died. People like
Mr Marshall clearly believe that the
FNM has a philosophical base that the
electorate will find preferable to the
ineffectual PLP and its sleazy hangers-
on.

It is much more likely, he says, to
attract the level of foreign investment

the Bahamas needs to prosper in the’

future. It has a genuine plan for Family
Island development. It does not
approach investors with its hand out.

There is, he says, none of the squalid -
_ under-handedness and corruption that

has always‘been part and parcel of the
PLP’s make-up. When the FNM does
business, back-handers are not part of
the deal, he claims. .

Apart from the Cable Beach give-
away - the sweet deal won from the
Christie administration by the Baha
Mar developers -.the PLP has attracted

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this shambles mark
the end of Ingraham era?

nothing by way of outside investment,
he says.
“The commissions and committees
the PLP set up are all dreams,” he said.
When the general election comes,
whether in 2006 or 2007, the PLP is

- going to need more to fall back on than

a bit of infighting in the FNM, said Mr
Marshall.

However, there is no doubt that the
government has drawn sustenance from
the FNM’s ongoing troubles. And the
Ingraham-Symonette combo, once
seemingly unassailable, has been severe-
ly diminished by the scrum of the last:
week or so.

Asked bluntly whether, on a level:
playing field; he would now choose:
Ingraham over Turnquest, Mr Marshall’
said: “I would go for Tommy.” This was‘
in spite of his great admiration for:
Ingraham’ s parliamentary. prowess, his:

“ringmaster” style -'and his unparal-:
leled ability to get to grips with his pict
and present his case.

“J just don’t believe that, at this tine,
we should be looking back. I think:
Hubert had his day. The old player was:
good, but ten years of being good is.a’
long time. I.would go with the new ener-
gy,” he said.

With 32 years of FNM iivolvemehit’
behind him, plus long experience as’a‘

- trade union official, Mr Marshall knows:

all about shifting patterns in politics.
He knows all about who’s in and who’s:
out, who’s down for the count, and:
who’ s in with a shout. i

On balance, he says, Turnquests:
Foulkes now looks the likeliest line-up:
for election at the FNM convention next:





_ month. By then, he feels, Mr Ingraham:

might have taken the hint and left by.
the back door.

_ And when the general electign:
comes, it will’be Turnquest at the helm:
for an FNM victory, he claims. And:
there isn’t a trace of a smile on his fate. :
when he saysiit.

Seven days ago, such a scenario:
seemed an impossibility. But, as the old:
saying goes, a week in politics i isa wety,
long time.

Sometimes, the spoils go to the ote’
who watches and waits. That sounds:
like something Machiavelli would say. :

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