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The Tribune
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2005
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Volume: 101 No.264

LARRY SMITH ON
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e SEE NEWS SECTION PAGE SIX





Alvin Smith will
remain as leader

in )



arliament

until convention

@ By PAULG.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FNM parliamentarians have
voted against making any
changes to'the party’s structure
before its national convention
in November.

Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest said the decision was tak-
en at a meeting at his
Dowdeswell Street office yes-
terday.

“We decided that we will not
make any changes and that
Alvin Smith will remain as
leader in parliament and that
we will move towards the con-
vention where we will discuss
that and other issues at that
time,” he said.

Observers

Last night, political observers
were interpreting yesterday’s
events in different ways. One
said it could mark the end of
the Hubert Ingraham era, with
the former prime minister final-
ly. deciding to withdraw from
the race.

However, another said: “It
-could mean that Hubert is leav-
ing his;challenge until the con-
vention after all.”

During the last FNM council
meeting over two weeks ago,
former prime minister Hubert
Ingraham was voted in by 88 to
40 to assume the House opposi-
tion leader role, replacing Mr
Smith.

Mr Smith had stated publicly

that he would step down to
allow for Mr Ingraham’s return,
but he did not formally relin-
quish his position.

As a result, during the last sit-
ting of the House on October
5, he and other FNMs were
grilled by Independent MPs
Pierre Dupuch and Tennyson
Wells for allegedly dragging the
party “into the gutter”.

Prime Minister Perry Christie
also attacked the opposition,
saying it was disgraceful how
they were trying to “assassinate”
Mr Turnquest’s career.

Many FNMs thought the
move to have Mr Ingraham as
opposition leader in the House
would create a “snowball
effect”, resulting in him ulti-
mately assuming the party lead-
ership.

As election time draws near
again, it has been speculated
that such a move was being
orchestrated to bring back Mr
Ingraham in an attempt to gar-
ner more support within the par-
ty following its humbling defeat
in 2002.

Despite this, Mr Turnquest
said he will be offering himself
once again for leadership of the
party during its convention in
November.

“The FNM is a democratic
organisation and we have demo-
cratic principles.

“We are resolved to keeping
our internal issues internal and
our focus is to return an FNM
government to the Bahamas and
ridding ourselves of the PLP
government,” he'said.

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and Science Eric Carey shows where the portion of
land was cleared.

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff)

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

‘A BAHAMAS National Trust Park was damaged
after a landowner was apparently given a permit to clear
wetlands on the park.

Eric Carey, the Director of Parks and Science at the
Trust, told The Tribune that the owner had asked the
Department of Lands and Survey for permission to clear

some land next to the Harrold and Wilson Pond. Per-,

mission was apparently granted and a tractor came in and
cleared a fairly large portion of the land.

However, members of the Trust were horrified to dis-
cover that the area cleared was not pr ivate property but
property that belonged to the government, and i is under
the jurisdiction of the Trust.

The tractor may have pushed debris into the One,
which could be an issue, he added.

Mr Carey said the Trust has spoken with the owner of
the property and is confident that it was not a deliberate

action on her part.

“She feels horrible, she has told us s that she wants to do
the right thing and has been very cooperative,” he said.
Mr Carey said that the woman has papers that suggest
she is the owner of two acres of land. However, he said,
if one looks at the site in question, there is no property

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mi By KARAN MINNIS

TWO Scotland Yard detec-
tives are to fly to the Bahamas
to reopen an inyestigation into
the death of a two-year-old boy
killed by a speedboat ona
crowded beach, according to a
UK press story.

After a campaign by the par-
ents of Paul Gallagher, and

under pressure from British |

authorities, the Bahamian gov-
ernment has agreed to allow the
officers to review the incident in

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August, 2002, says the report.

However, local police have
denied any knowledge of such a
move.

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Assistant Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson said he has
no knowledge that the case is
being reopened.

He said: “Our case was inves-
tigated and we haven’t gotten
any Other order from the attor-
ney general about it.

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TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff

Reporter

POLITICAL campaign-
ing reportedly is “alive and
well” in Long Island, with
FNM supporters seeking to
urge independent MP Larry
Cartwright to make the
jump over to the FNM.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr
Cartwright said that
although he had not met
with any FNM MPs on the
matter, he has been
approached by the party’s
supporters.

“T have not made any

decision on the matter and J
told them that I will not
make one right up to now.
“T will not be forced. In
fact, what I will do in the
future is have no talks with
the hierarchy of either par-
ties. So at this point I
haven’t said no, and I
haven’t said yes,
Cartwright said.

Capable

He said that he is more
than capable of winning the
seat.in the next general
election as an independent.

Long Islander and former
FNM deputy prime minis-
ter Frank Watson said that

»” Mr



“I will not be forced. In fact,
what I will do in the future
is have no talks with the
hierarchy of either parties.
So at this point I haven’t said
no, and I haven’t said yes.”



he is also thinking of run-
ning for the seat.

Mr Watson has begun
campaigning on the island
and has reportedly made a

Larry Cartwright

number of trips there to
garner support for his bid.
He said that if. Mr
Cartwright could not:be
coaxed over to the FNM, ‘he
would run for the seat in an
effort to ensure that the
party wins the constituen-
cy. ens
“I’m trying to get Larry’s

attention,” Mr Watson said,
“So I don’t know what’s
going to happen. Even if he
doesn’t run for the FNM,
that has still got to be an
FNM seat,” he said.

Defeat

Unmoved by the state-
ment, Mr Cartwright said
that if Mr Watson chal-
lenged him he would defeat
him soundly, as he did the
previous FNM representa-
tive Jimmy Knowles.

“If Mr Watson liked what

his predecessors, got, he.

could come and get his
own,” Mr Cartwright said.
“Tf it’s a three way run, it
might be a little more diffi-
cult, but right now I see
myself having the advan-
tage over anyone,” he

. said.

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POLICE turned up in force Mr Lincoln Bain, president
outside the Nassau Guardian of Quick Kicks, said last eww oe ms
office in Oakes Field yester- _ night: “The employees closed a

day after a group of readers
reacted angrily toa story, in
the paper. ;

About 20 employee: of
Quick Kicks shoe store’ in
Soldier Road assembled out-
side the newspaper office
demanding to see the
reporter who wrote it.

When the reporter was said
to be unavailable “the scene
looked like it might. grow
according to a well-
placed source.

As a result, the Guardian’ s
management reportedly
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the store and trooped off to
the Guardian.

Upset

“They were upset over the
contents of the story and
wanted to speak to the
reporter involved. They
intend to be outside the
Guardian again tomorrow,
when me and my lawyer will
be seeing the publisher,
Charles Carter.”

Mr Bain said the store’s
whole staff was there and a
“busload of police” arrived
when they made it clear they
were not going to move.
“They were there as con-
cerned citizens,” he said.

The story at the centre of ©

the storm related to an
alleged wrongful dismissal.

The Tribune requested a
police comment on the inci-
dent late yesterday afternoon,
but no statement was issued
up to press time.

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Freeport ©
shooting |
is classed
as suicide

i By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - The shoot-
ing death of 23-year-old
Perez Delano Clarke has
been classified as a suicide
by Grand Bahama police.

Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming said that an autopsy
report released on Monday
indicated that there is no evi-
dence of foul play.

A case file is being pre-
pared and will be forwarded
to the coroner, who will
determine whether or not an
inquest will be held into
Clarke’s death.

Clarke was found shot

dead at a house off Fiddler’s i

Green in Yeoman’s Woods
on September 30.

He was lying on the
kitchen floor face down in a
pool of blood with a gunshot

wound to the right side of his’

head.

A .38 special revolver was
found near his right hand
with one spent round in the
chamber.

According to reports, per-
sons inside the house told
police that they saw Clarke
playing with the handgun
inside the kitchen shortly
before they heard a loud
blast.

Three men
charged
with gun

offence

@ By KARAN MINNIS

THREE men have been
arrested and charged with
possession of a seueetous
weapon...

Around 1 30pm on Mon- |

day, police officers were on

patrol in the Carter Street

area near the Oakes Field

Kentucky Fried Chicken

outlet when they noticed a

gray Dodge Neon with three
‘ male occupants.

The officers reportedly
became suspicious and con-
ducted a search of both the
vehicle and the men. A .22
revolver with five live rounds
of ammunition was found.

All three men were taken

into custody.

Emergency
meeting on
Ingraham
question

THE central committee of

the Workers’ Party has
called an emergency meet-
ing for 8 o’clock tonight at
the party’s headquarters on
Heritage Road.
The topic of discussion will
be: “Should Hubert Ingra-
- ham be allowed to become
prime minister of the
Bahamas?”

Couple hit stumbling
block in dismissal case

A COUPLE have hit a new obstacle in
their long civil court battle with the
Bahamas Baptist education authority.

Justice Faizool Mohammed has struck
out a statement of claim by Gregory and
Tanya Cash as “confusing” — and made
them bear the cost of their application.

Mr and.Mrs Cash have been involved in
what they term.a three-year “battle for
justice” against the Baptists, the Bahamas
Education Authority, Jordan Prince
William Baptist High School, Rev Dr
William Thompson and Bishop Samuel
Greene.

Altogether, there are nine defendants in
the action, including the Ministry of Edu-
cation and the Attorney General.

The case dates back to October, 2002,
when Mr Cash, a physical education
teacher, suffered alleged “wrongful dis-
missal” from Jordan Prince William High

’ School.

At the time, two of the couple’s children



@ POLICE Corporal Donavon Dorsette makes sure students cross the street safely at

Government High Scheol yesterday

were expelled from the school after Mrs
Cash — along with other parents — sent a
confidential letter of complaint to the
Ministry of Education about alleged
neglect of the school.

In the letter, parents also complained

. about the rise in school fees when the
Baptist Convention, the school authority,
received almost a million dollars annual-
ly in government grant.

Although confidential, the letter got
into the hands of the Rev Dr William
Thompson, president of the Bahamas
Baptist Missionary and Education Con-
vention.

In their original action, Gregory Cash
claimed damages for alleged inhumane
and degrading treatment, insulting lan-

guage and behaviour, harassment, wrong- -

ful dismissal, malicious falsehood, breach
of agreement, character injury and finan-
cial loss.

Mrs Cash alleged breach of trust ‘and

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune Staff)

School scheme ‘a success’

‘and the plaintiffs shall bear the costs of |

confidence and of statutory and fiduciary | :
duty. :
Both plaintiffs also alleged inhumane :
and degrading treatment of their children, :
Tyaniah Sparkyl Cash and James :
Brenville Cash, and unjust disruption of :
their education. i

Three defendants, including the Min- :
istry of Education and the Attorney Gen- :
eral, later applied to have the writ struck :
out as frivolous and vexatious with no ;
reasonable cause of action. i

In his judgment, Justice Mohammed :
said he accepted the submision that the :
plaintiffs’ statement of claim — though ;
amended and re-amended —.“remains :
confusing, prolix and fails to properly lay :
out the cognizable causes of action or:
claims that are identified therein.” i

He added: “The plaintiffs’ re-amended :
statement of claim is therefore struck out ;



@ PHILIP Martin
Shooting
victim dies

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune. Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - After being shot
a week ago at his home in Freeport,
former customs officer Philip Mar-
tin, 55, died early Tuesday morning
in hospital in New Providence.

His death is the twelfth murder
for the year on Grand Bahama.

Martin, who lived at 165 Som-
merville Drive, was shot multiple
times while he was in his front yard
around 12.45am on October 4.

He sustained gunshot wounds to
the neck, face and body.

He was taken to Rand Memori-
al Hospital and later airlifted to
Nassau. He succumbed to his
injuries around 5.30am on Tues-
day at Doctor’s Hospital.

A 40-year-old man was charged
i last Friday in Freeport Magistrate’s
? Court with’attempted murder in
connection with the shooting.

: Thomas David Archer of York-
: the vaccine, has had to }. shire Drive, South Bahamia, also
: face arising demand for :; known as Kim Pinder, was remand-

supplies. Last year, there : ed .to Fox Hill until December 6,

were fears that supplies : when a preliminary inquiry is to

might even run out. : be held.

this application.”

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lm By CARA BRENNEN _
_ Tribune Staff Reporter

THE presence of police offi-
cers at government schools
since the start of the school year
has already resulted in a safer
learning environment, police
said yesterday.

Chief Superintendent Juanita
Colebrooke said the police ini-
tiative has proven to be quite
effective.

The role of the officers is to
work with Ministry of Educa-
tion appointed security officials
and staff to ensure the safety of
students and staff at the school.

“The officers are not at the

school to take away from the ©

security officers or the adminis-
tration,” she explained. “Any
punishment which is handed
out, is done by administration.”

While there have been some
isolated incidents since school
started, authorities say they are
for the most part pleased with
the way the initiative has gone.

“We are seeing a decrease of
intruders in the school yards,
and where you used to have a
lot of hanging around bus stops
and also hanging around in the
malls since the police patrols,”
she said.

The police force is looking to
train 31 more officers to post in
schools around the country.

Officers are currently stationed
at Doris Johnson High School,
LW Young, CI Gibson, DW

Davis, CH Reeves, CR Walker,
the Government High School,
AF Adderley and CC Sweeting.
Similar programmes were
also launched at the St George’s
and Sir Jack Hayward schools in
Grand Bahama, as well as at
the Central High School.
Police say they intend to put
an officer in every junior and
senior government high school.
Yesterday afternoon, The Tri-
bune accompanied police offi-
cers to Government High as
they made a school patrol.
Sergeant Dianne Davis said

students. and staff,have been
very'técéptive to her presence.)

In addition to resolving fight
and other violent encounters,
Sgt Davis also works with
school security to ensure that

no unauthorised persons enter

the school and that students
adhere to dress codes.

Jessica Armbrister, the
deputy head girl of Government
High said that since the start of
the year, the number of fights
has decreased. “There is less
confusion and less confronta-
tions,” she said.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited |

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Airport deadlines to be met

ACCORDING to a senior Ministry of
Tourism official, government hopes to have
the management of Nassau International Air-
port in private hands “by the end of this year”.

Similar information was given to Bahamians
in April when it was announced that NIA
would be under new management “in a matter
of months”.

It was more or less the same thing that
Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Han-
na-Martin told the House two months earlier.

“In the next few months,” the minister told
parliamentarians in February, “NIA will be
well on its way to a complete transformation
resulting in a facility that will be the envy of
the region and a place of which we can all be
justly proud.” -

We are now told the handover should be
completed before the end of the year — anoth-
ér two months to go.

Government has been in negotiations with.

Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a sub-
sidiary of a company that manages Canada’s
Vancouver International Airport, ever since it
announced in February that it had chosen
YVRAS as the preferred bidder for the pri-
vatisation of NIA. However, the last that we
heard of those negotiations, just a few weeks
ago, was that they were badly bogged down.

The main problem seemed to be that
YVRAS had a handshake on an agreement for
the construction and management of a $250
million airport terminal that it felt was final,
only to discover that new negotiators were
attempting to change the terms — squeezing
YVRAS to the point that the business propo-
sition would no longer be viable.

“Everything started in good faith and every-
thing was moving forward,” we were told,
“and now these guys are trying to change the
deal.”

The reference was apparently to the nego-
tiating team under the chairmanship of Baltron
Bethel of the Bahamas Hotel Corporation.

YVRAS has a 30-year contract as part of a
consortium to manage and develop Sangster
Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. It also operates
14 airports in five countries, including the
Turks and Caicos islands. .

But in the Bahamas it doesn’t seem to be
able to get off the ground. With each passing
day, the upgrade of NIA becomes more
urgent.

Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, deputy. direc-
tor-general-of the Ministry of Tourism, told
Tribune Business last week. that Nassau Inter-

‘national Airport is “by far the biggest com-

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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
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“the cleanliness, the facility, the big bottle-
necks that are there going through US pre-
clearance, security personnel...”

The airport’s problems are getting to the
point where they are now the main topic at’
almost every cocktail or dinner party. It has

reached such a critical stage that it is starting

to affect the country’s tourist business.
Whoever did the original “handshake” that
made YVRAS feel so cosy about undertaking
Nassau International should re-enter the nego-
tiations and find out what is going wrong and
how quickly it can be: corrected. It is critical

that something be done before the end of the
"year.

For example, one of the two large and
expensive carousels for passengers’ luggage
is still idle. It has been the subject of this col-
umn many times over the years because we
cannot understand such blatant waste of pub-
lic funds.

The carousel is still idle. One of the porters
offered the information that it has only been in
service about five months of its three-year life
in the Bahamas. We don’t know whether his
figures are correct. But we do know that it
has been out of service almost from the day of
installation. We were told that its parts are
now being pirated to keep the second carousel
in operation.

We recall all the fanfare when these two
carousels were installed. They were meant to
speed luggage to arriving passengers and avoid
the bottlenecks. Well the two carousels are
in place, only one is operational and when
several aircraft arrive at NIA at the same time,
passengers waste valuable holiday time hang-
ing around the Customs area waiting for lug-
gage.

Meanwhile government has another impor-
tant deadline to meet in January — and this is
one deadline that it daren’t miss.

It must have the US mandated baggage
security screening machines installed before
January. If it fails; US Customs pre-clearance
can be withdrawn and aircraft, leaving NIA
will not be ‘allowed to:land at international
airports.

We are told that the CTX 9000 DSi screen-
ing machines, which must meet International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) specifi-
cations, are on order.

“They are moving forward,” a source com-+
mented, “but they are moving forward late. It
would be a political disaster if they don’t meet
the deadline and pre-clearance were pulled.”





The case of
the missing
ahamian_

EDITOR, The Tribune

THANKING you for space .

in your invaluable column.
Complaint after complaint over-
whelms our media concerning
crime, poyerty, illegal immigra-
tion and various other social ills.
The cry for a cure comes from
all quarters of this beautiful
nation; even the present gov-
ernment took it upon them-
selves to implement a compre-
hensive social programme in the
form of the Urban Renewal
Project.

This was indeed an under-
taking of considerable propor-
tion. Apparently this project
was designed to combat various
social concerns via, but not lim-
ited to, civic, cultural and gov-

ernmental interactivities. The.

general thought was that the
“over-the-hill” areas were in
dire need of some form of assis-
tance, be it tangible or other-
wise.

The questions now being —

asked are: What is the root
cause of the degradation that
we see here in the Bahamas?

How did “over-the-hill” move

from picturesque bungalows to
dirt laden shacks? How did
these urban areas move from
places of hope to districts of
decay and lost dreams? And

finally, how do we undo this sit- .

uation? ;

Great Bahamian theorists
have, over the years, presented
valuable commentary as to what
are the causes, effects and reme-
dies to this country’s woes.
Some of these ideas were imple-
mented by various governments
and today there is evidence of
success in certain parts of this

_ country.

However, much of this suc-
cess has created an anomaly
within the class structure of this
country. Unfortunately, the
young Bahamian male, a core

‘societal element, has been suc-

cessfully relegated to that of a
pariah within his own country.
What we now have is a nation
that is rapidly expanding with-
out the assistance and contri-

' bution of the Bahamian male

labour force. We how have this
perplexing social dilemma of
“The Disappearing Bahamian”.

The phenomenon of the dis-
appearing Bahamian began

. shortly after the end of the colo-

nial era and it now continues
today. What we are experienc-
ing here is a country whose
male labour force has, over the
past four decades, all but van-
ished. What-has happened is
that the Bahamian male was
first displaced by their female

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counterparts and now, as a com-
pleted measure, they have been
effectively displaced by the for-
eign work force.

The comments made above
concerning this phenomenon
should be carefully analyzed
whereby erroneous conclusions
are not arrived at. This is not

about female or foreigner bash- .

ing but this is about a country
that has never addressed the
devastating psychological effects
of colonization on the men of
this country or the transition
thereof. This is about a country
that was catapulted into an era
of instant communication and
gratification before it was able
to clearly chart its course
through sustainable education-
al and social programmes.
Regrettably, the Bahamas in
the late 1960s was forced to
embrace a world where the
majority of countries’ cultures
were already well defined; while

- they themselves were just stand-

ing on the dawn of self-rule.
They faced a world where vari-
ous schools of thought not only
trained men to exploit global
opportunities; but these men
were also trained in wealth
acquisition and retention...

‘These societies knew that
education, ethics, culture and
commerce were an essential
part of life’s lesson. Sadly most
Bahamian men never had the
chance to develop to this socio-
economical and pragmatic way
of thinking. These attainments
were never arrived at because

' of the fact.that their environ-

ment lacked most of these crit-
ical elements. Fortunately some
of our men found their way to
enlightenment but it is evident
that many more were left
behind.

It is no intention to rehash
crime statistics or other social
problems here but the point is:
no society can discard, remove
or cancel an entire class of its
population without adverse con-
sequence. Generally, our society
believes that the Bahamian

male is unwilling to work or that
they are too ill trained to pro-
duce or contribute. We are in
one breath cancelling them by
not investing in them and in
another breath we call them
thugs or criminals.

For the past four decades we
have not equipped them with
the correct tools (attitude) ‘to
survive in the workplace; then
we wonder why their participa-
tion is almost nonexistent with
regard to positive social contri-
butions.

Besides, should we blame the
foreign labourer who is keen
and wise enough to exploit the
Bahamian labour market with
reckless abandonment? Or do
we blame the employers for the
displacement of the Bahamian
male in the labour market?

Whoever to blame may now
be irrelevant. But what we as a
country must address is how we
managed in four short decades
to successfully lose the male
labour force in this country. We
must once and for all decide
whether we have the time and
resources to put effective sys-
tems into place whereby we can
salvage the Bahamian male. We
must address how to repair the

social damage caused by their

absence.

We need to go back for the
men of this country; we have
let them run amok for too long.

..We have left them destitute and

have decided that they are irrel-
evant. But the truth is we can-
not do without them. Their
presence happens to be a very
significant part of our society;
they are the very ones who,
whether positively or negative-
ly, influence the younger boys in
our neighbourhoods:

So the result has beau:
because of this relegation that
these men have resorted to
involving themselves with the
most revolting of acts. We must
somehow. reverse this social
decay because a lot of Bahami-
ans are convinced that we can
make it with only.a selected few
and nothing can be further from
the Truth.

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau
. September 25 2005

A second
opinion on
prostitution

EDITOR, The Tribune

IN recent weeks I read ina
section of the media about
the dismissal of a case
brought against a group of
females in a local night club.
I am not aware what the
charges against them wer-,
but a statement was pub-
lished to the effect that pros-
titution is not a crime in The
Bahamas. I wish through
your newspaper to take issue
with this statement.

In 1951, I attended the
Police Training School in
Nassau and in 1958 IJ attend-

ed the West Riding Detec-

tive Training School in York-
shire. I have also had the
privilege of working with
outstanding Police Officers
in the persons of Messrs
Albert Miller (now Sir
Albert), Stanley Moir and
the late former Commission-
er of Police Mr Salathiel
Thompson. I was well taught
by them and read the laws
of The Bahamas very fre-
quently.

I wish to quote herein the
laws as they relate to prosti-
tution. The titles and section
number may. have changed,
but I am not aware of any
change in the laws and the
interpretation.

Section 136 of The Penal
Code states: Whoever keeps
or manages, or acts, or assists
in the management of a
brothel; being the tenant,
lessee, occupier or person in
charge of any premises,
knowingly permits’ such

premises or any part thereof ‘
to be used as a brothel, or °
for the purposes of habitual
prostitution; being the lessor
or landlord of any premises -
or the agent of such lessor or -
landlord, lets the same or any
part thereof as a brothel.

Section 137 whoever — |
k owingly lives wholly or in
part on the earnings of pros-
titution; in any public place °
persistently solicits or impor-
tunes for immoral purposes.

Section 212 (13) whoever —
loiters or wanders about and |
importunes any passenger _
for the purposes of prostitu-
tion.

Over the decades of my
service as a policeman we |
have made numerous arrests ©
for prostitution and the per-
sons were convicted in the
courts in Nassau and
Freeport.

Most notable was the raid
on a club in the Ardastra
Gardens, which resulted in
the arrests of the manager
and several lewd dancers,
who were all convicted and
sent to prison.

If what the media reported —
is correct I would have °

_.expected.an appeal from the —

Attorney General’s Office
depending on what the
charges are. I also would
wish that the Police Staff .
Association would write and »
give their views on such mat- .
ters.

PAUL THOMESON Sr
Nassau
September 2005







= THE TRIBUNE

Man in
court on

abduction

charges

@ BY NATARIO McKENZIE

A 27-year-old Chippingham man
was brought before the courts yes-
terday on kidnapping and weapons

charges.

Edward Williams allegedly
abducted Deandre Williams on
“Sunday after forcing her into a
pick-up truck.
-' He was also charged with six
‘counts of possession of a firearm

* ‘with the intent to endanger life as
‘well as one count of possession of

ammunition.

’ It is alleged that on Sunday Octo-
‘ber 9, Williams had in his posses-
: ‘sion-a shotgun that had its serial

- number erased.

- Jt was also alleged that he intend-
‘ed to endanger the life of Deandre
-’ Williams, Tiffany Douglas, Neville

Butler, Mark Butler, Delesia

«Knowles and Dan Augabal.

Williams was also allegedly found
- ‘in, possession of two live shotgun

. eat eE eS:

Defence attorney Wayne Munroe
‘ibmitted that the kidnapping :
-‘charge should be quashed as it was ‘}

impossible under Bahamian law for

‘aman to kidnap his own wife.

« -. The prosecutor, sergeant 121
-‘Mackey, objected to bail for

“." He pointed out the seriousness of
“the offences and claimed that the 4

“‘accused might fail to return to court

‘and might interfere with witnesses

“Williams.

--Â¥f he was granted bail.

i Mr Munroe told the court that
“his client was a self-employed
'..father of two sons, one of whom is
16 months old. He added that his
client had recently taken out a bank
“loan for his pool service business.
~“. Mr Munroe claimed that if
‘Williams was denied bail and incar-
‘erated, he would lose his business

~“suggested that taking out sureties
‘on Mr Williams would ensure that

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS

Student named Miss
Bahamas World 2005

THE 18-YEAR-old selected as Miss
Bahamas World 2005 has said that she
intends to portray the Bahamas as more
than just sun, sea and sand.

At a press conference at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel yesterday, Ordain
Moss-was named as the new pageant
queen by Michelle Malcom, president of
the Miss Bahamas Organisation (MBO).

Ms Moss was chosen by MBO during
a private screening held last month.

According to Ms Malcom, the eight
contestants who participated in the
screening were all interviewed by a pan-
el of judges and were required to model
swimwear.

She said that Ms Moss “blew us away
with her beauty and charm and of course
her physical beauty, and am sure that
she is going to make us proud.”

“She is now vigorously preparing to
compete in the world’s largest beauty
contest, which is set for Sanya, China
on December 10,” she said.

Ms Moss said winning the title was an
overwhelming experience.

“By doing so, I became the fourth
national beauty queen in my family, and
I couldn’t be prouder to continue that
trend. I couldn’t be happier with myself
‘or prouder of myself,” she said.

When asked what comments she plans
to make about the Bahamas during the
competition, Ms Moss said she will say:
“That my country is the best country .
you can visit; we have everything, not
just sun, sand and sea.”

Ms Moss said that in order to prepare
for the month-long contest, she is doing
more than just dieting and exercising.
“I believe that mental preparation is
most important and that i is what J am .

- doing,” she said.

The Bahamian public i is being called
on to assist Ms Moss in her quest to
make the Miss World finals.

The Miss World Organisation has
announced that it is introducing a new
voting system for the contest. ;



ORDAIN Moss, Miss Bahamas World 2005



DAVID Kelly

Second
$50,000
donation
to cancer
charity

DAVID Kelly presented
another $50,000 cheque to Can-
cer Society of the Bahamas
president Judy Ward Carter
during the official opening of
the Society’s new Cancer Car-
ing Centre on East Terrace.

’ The owner of Kelly’s Home
Centre said: “Last year, I gave
$50,000 with the challenge that
if another $100,000 was raised, |
would give another $50,000. We
didn’t quite make this goal. The '
initial $50,000 that Nancy (Kel-
ly) and I gave paid for one of
the rooms in this facility.

“Today, I happily give anoth-
er gift of $50,000. This time, the
gift is from Kelly’s Home Cen-
tre, Limited. With this second
gift, we hope to inspire others to
give as this centre still needs a
great deal of money for paying
off its loans, probably from that
other donor,” he said.

“We appeal to our Bahamian
community to please give to this
worthy project. Remember, no
gift is too small and every little

~and go into default on his loan. He

‘he returned to court.

’<' Mr Munroe said that he would
-“personally take a surety out for the

tai

“accused.

Williams was remanded into

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Global audiences will be required to
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‘Miss World Northern Europe, Miss
World Southern Europe, Miss World
Asia Pacific, Miss World Africa, Miss
World Americas, Miss World Caribbean
and the overall winner of the Miss World
2005 competition during six “Vote For
Me” TV specials.

number for worldwide SMS voting.

Each contestant will be ‘allocated‘a’~”

These numbers will be prominently dis-
played on television and in other media,
and members of the public will be able to

: “text” votes in on their mobile phones.

Viewers may vote for two contestants
from their continent to go through to
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although there is no limit on-the, number,;,
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With 115 contestants undertaking a.

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TV SCHEDULE

for this year’s title, Ms Moss is confi-
dent that she can win.

“Its not about age,” she said. “I am
confident in myself and age has noth-
ing to do with it.”

Ms Moss is.currently a student and
assistant instructor at Yodephy Dance

and Modeling Academy. She.has never,., : ‘
-entered such ashigh. profile competition: |:
before. She.is scheduled to leave for d

China on November 9.



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| Ml By FELICITY INGRAHAM

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Court of Appeal has

, extended the sentence of Dou-
‘ glas Taylor from three to 12

years for the attempted murder
of Juan Ferguson.

Yesterday the court rejected
arguments against the convic-
tion of Taylor. On July 28 this
year, a,jury found him guilty of
the crime, and on August 15,
Supreme Court Justice Jon

Isaacs sentenced him to three °

years in prison.
During the trial, the jury

: heard that Taylor and his broth-
er, Hilton, went to a party at

Goodman’s Bay beach. Taylor

: was serving as the party’s DJ.

They heard that an argument

. ensued over the type of music
‘ being played.

Taylor told police that bottles

, were being hurled at him and
_ his brother, and he went into his
' truck to get his shotgun.

He said that his brother. took
the shotgun out of his hand,

while a group of men was con- .

‘ verging on them.

One man, he said, got into a
struggle with his brother. He
told police that the shotgun fell
: and went off.

' However, witnesses told
‘police that Taylor pumped the
gun twice and fired it into the
crowd.
Shakina Curtis Rolle and
Juan Ferguson were injured
. during the incident on May 12
‘2002. Taylor was charged with
. the attempted murder of Fer-
guson.
Ms Rolle never turned up
, during the trial, and the charges
| were dropped with respect to
‘her initial complaint.
In the case of Juan Ferguson,
Hilton Taylor was acquitted

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_was mutilated by the shot from
‘the 12-gauge weapon.

Mr Ferguson suffered “mas-
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included the loss of portions of
his upper and lower jaw, and
part of his tongue. The injuries
were so bad that nurses ran
away from the victim when they
first saw him.

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Taylor were put forward yes-
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Mr Ducille’s arguments.

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Gwaine Ward of the attorney
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“The (days of relatively inex-
pensive energy) are behind us
and we're now dealing with a

very different environment...We —

all need to be more thoughtful in
how we use energy.”

- US Energy Secretary
Samuel Bodman

\ \ HILE State Finance
Minister James

Smith argues for alternative
fuels and greater efficiency to
tackle rising energy costs, Vin-
cent Coleby, chairman of a gov-
ernment advisory panel, wants
to make petroleum cheaper for
Bahamians.

But according to Minister
Smith, cutting gasoline taxes is
“off the table”. And cutting
retail and wholesale margins
will simply postpone hard choic-
es that the country has to make.

Mr Coleby’s Petroleum
Usage Review Committee was
appointed in June to look at
margins, transport costs, royal-
ties and rentals in the local fuel
industry.

At a College of the Bahamas
panel discussion last week, Mr
Coleby said we could get lower
prices by subscribing to Petro-
Caribe — a regional political

and trade pact proposed by |

Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez.
PetroCaribe offers oil on
easy credit terms to regional
governments in return for
“political solidarity”. The sav-

ings are supposed to come from -

cutting out middlemen — the
regional traders who coordinate
fuel deliveries to local distribu-
tors — and shipping fuel at cost.

But although Mr Coleby
denied that signing on to Petro-
Caribe would eliminate Shell,
Esso and Texaco from the
Bahamas or the region, he said
the committee did want to
restructure the local fuel indus-
try.

“Ninety per cent of our fuel
comes from Venezuela now and
has done for the past 50 years,
so there will be no change in
quality.or source,” he said. “We
seek: to.make Shell, Texaco and
- Esso partners in bringing the
price of fuel down.” |

Mr Coleby dismissed the
geopolitical risks of joining the

Venezuelans in an overtly anti-
American political-and trade
pact as mere “scare tactics.”

“So what if the US penalises
us. We have to stand on our
own feet, and pay our own way,
and do what is best for us.”

Garnet Dawkins, a Shell
dealer for 19 years, agreed: “We
have to frame our policies to
benefit us. The whole industry
needs to be overhauled and
PetroCaribe is the best way.
Retailing is supposed to be
reserved for Bahamians, but
most gas stations are now
owned by multinationals. We
need to own the stations,” he
told the meeting.

But other panellists were not
so sure.

( OB lecturer Rupert

Pinder said oil should
be paid for out of current rev-
enues, not future cash flow:
“Most countries that signed
onto PetroCaribe can pay with
commodities like bananas or
sugar, so it makes more sense
for them.”

Hotel association chief Earl
Bethel admitted that most hotel
earnings this year had been eat-
en up by rising utility costs. But
he preferred to see additional
incentives for energy-efficient
equipment — including vehi-
cles and alternative fuels — on
top of the recent elimination of
duty on solar panels. He also
called for easier bank lending
policies for these items.

“Why don’t we have a
national energy policy?” he
asked. “Government must lead
by example.”

Small Business Association
chief Marlon Johnson told the
meeting that gas prices adjusted
for inflation were no higher now
than they were in 1981:

“T recall when we had to buy
locks for our gas tanks in the
1970s,” he said. “We can’t con-
trol the world. We need a medi-
um-term focus at the national
level. And we need a compre-

. hensive energy policy.”..
. “Higher. fuel prices may be...

better in the long run because.
they will encourage fuel effi-
ciency. We should discourage
the use of fossil

fuels, and promote energy



efficiency and the use of alter-
native fuels. This debate should
not be about cheap gas.”

Mr Johnson pointed out that
the price of gas in the Bahamas
is lower than in many other
countries, especially in Europe:
“And it is disingenuous for gov-
ernment ministers to talk inces-
santly about price when they
could cut their gas tax ata
stroke.”

He suggested several planke
for a national energy policy,

including adjusting tariffs on

large and small vehicles; subsi-



urban design so we don’t have
to drive for every basic necessi-
ty. ‘

; “We should do an energy
audit on BEC,” he declared to
much applause from the stand-
ing-room-only audience. “It is
the inefficient state bureaucracy
that prevents us from saving on
energy. We can’t control the
world but we can control our
use of energy.

“We are using a sledgeham-
mer to kill an ant . The market
will correct

itself, so why let short-term



The voluntary contributions
that low-income people make
to support the lifestyles of
wealthy preachers, the
expensive clothing and cars
they buy, the lack of worker
productivity, the careless
reproduction of unwanted and
uncared for children, the
studied indolence of the boys
on the block — they all point
to a culture of irresponsibility
and self-indulgence.



dising alternative fuels, upgrad-

ing mass transit, promoting .

solar power and raising the duty
on conventional water heaters.

He also recommended archi-
tectural contests for energy-effi-
cient homes along with tax
exemptions to promote energy-
efficient construction, more use

of trees for cooling, and better

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shocks affect our long-term
view,” Mr Johnson said.

Esso dealer Oswald Moore
argued that lower prices with
strings.attached ‘will only mort-
gage our future: “Jamaica and
Barbados have state energy cor-
porations now and their gaso-
line prices are higher than ours.
Are we going to control mar-
gins in other industries when-
ever prices go up?”

But independent MP Pierre

‘ Dupuch said the country should

take the low-interest credits
offered by PetroCaribe and run:

“Maybe oil is being used as a
weapon by Venezuela, but the
US is using free trade as a
weapon too,” he said.

Poverty in The Bahamas:

‘OF of the ostensible
goals of PetroCaribe

is to fund social programmes
around the region. Supporters
say the deal will free up cash
for anti-poverty projects at a
time of high oil prices.

Well, the Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey was pre-
sented at the opening of parlia-
ment last week, making it a
public document four years
after it was compiled.

The 250-page report contains
much analysis of Bahamian
social conditions. Here’s an

‘excerpt from.an article Tough

Call wrote about this study a
year ago:

With the support of interna-
tional agencies, the government

_is pushing a range of social pro-

grammes that include expanded
NIB benefits, national health

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insurance, a broad-based con-
sumption tax, and a state pen-
sion scheme.

And that’s just what we
know about so far.

Many of us have the view
that although the country is
awash with great wealth (much
of it inherited), this is not being
shared around and most
Bahamians are deprived of
opportunity and forced to live in
grinding poverty. But this is a
distortion of reality.

Poverty is not simply a mea-
sure of inequality between those
who are well off and those who
are less well off. Social scien-
tists point to a much deeper set
of deprivations.

S oO what exactly is pover-
ty?

Aid groups say it means peo-
ple who live on less than one
or two dollars a day, which

- applies to about 20 per cent of

the world’s population. Rich
countries (in thé OECD) define
it as those who live on less than
half of a country’s median
household income.

But according to the World .

Bank, “Poverty is hunger and
lack of shelter. Poverty is being
sick and not able to see a doc-
tor. Poverty is not having access
to school and not knowing how
to read. Poverty is not having
a job and living one day at a
time...poverty is powerlessness
and lack of representation.”

We doubt if there are many
Bahamians who fall into these
dismal categories. Although
there are clearly different levels:
of income, very few Bahamians
are unable to help themselves
or to get help.

The voluntary contributions
that low-income people make
to support the lifestyles of
wealthy preachers, the expen-
sive clothing and cars they buy,
the lack of worker productivity,
the careless reproduction of
unwanted and uncared for chil-
dren, the studied indolence of
the boys on the block — they all
point to a culture of irresponsi-
bility and self-indulgence.

And even in our current
economy, there are already lots
of benefits for low income earn-
ers. In addition to handouts for

‘the lower middle class like

scholarships, mortgages and
small business loans that are
rarely repaid, there are the
National Insurance benefits that
are justifiably skewed towards
low income earners. Not to
mention our massive public
health and education systems.
At the most basic level, our
social safety net includes food
stamps, day-care, routine med-
ical care, school lunches and
uniforms, housing subsidies and
work relief — all administered

“by the Department of Social

Services. And this does not even

_ take account of the various

charities and service organisa-
tions whose members con-
tribute so much time and mon-

ey.

| hree years ago, a gov-
ernment study shed”

light on the living conditions of
Bahamian families for the first
time, after interviewing some
2000 householders around the
country. The level of absolute
poverty was defined for the first
time in our history.
Surprisingly to some, the
main conclusion drawn was that
there was very little real povery-
ty in the Bahamas. And the
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are relatively easy to address.<

Poverty in the Bahamas was
found to be less than in Barba-
dos (with about the same size
economy) and.also less than in
the United States (with its much
larger economy).

To determine this, the study
calculated the least amount of
money needed to satisfy basic
needs — and then looked at corj-
sumption patterns to set a
national poverty rate of 9.3 per
cent (or about 28,000 people —
half of which are children).

Almost half of these very
poor households are headed by
single women, supporting five
or more dependents. They rent
substandard houses — less than
half have piped water and about
a third have no proper toilets.

As one would expect, pro-
portionally more poor people
live on the sparsely-settled
southern islands, where there
are few public services and little
to do. Many eke out a tradi-
tional subsistence living, and
there are more children and
elderly for each working per-
son.

According to the study, it ©
would take $24 million a year to
eliminate poverty in the
Bahamas; about what we spend
now on the Department of
Social Services. That’s because
the poverty gap — or average

‘shortfall of a poor person from

the poverty line — is only about
$81 a year.

But subsidies alone won’t
remove the differences in liv-
ing conditions or other depri-
vations. The real keys to pover-
ty reduction, the study says, are
education and employment.
And many analysts think these
are better addressed without
more government intervention.

Economists ‘say better edu-
cation will raise the productivyi-
ty of some unskilled workers
and increase the scarcity of the

- rest, raising incomes in both cas-

es. :
According to the study,:a
strong link exists between the
level of education and the like-
lihood of. being. poor...About
half of Bahamians with only an
elementary education are.poor,
while less than two per cent-of
those with a college education
are. :

M=« economists agree
that individuals cre-

ate wealth, not governments.
But our government wastes
hundreds of millions of dollars a
year on state enterprises that
are either complete disasters
(like the post office, ZNS and
Bahamasair) or that could be
much more effective and prof-
itable if they were left to the
private sector (like BTC and
BEC).

According to some analysts,
the Bahamas is at a critical junc-
ture and needs to get it right
economically or face serious
decline. And economic decline
would mean a lot more poor
people.

Our Gross Domestic, Product
(the value of our economic out-
put) is about $5 billion and our
population is about 300,000,
producing a per capita GDP of
$16,000. If we want to grow this
income, we have two basic
choices: either produce mote;

‘or cut the population.

The government already
spends more than $235 million a
year on social services and pub-
lic health, education and hous-
ing (and has been doing so for
decades). How effective is this
spending? Are we getting value
for money?

Look at education. There are
about 50,000 students in 147
public and 47 private schools,
but exam results show a serious
imbalance between the public
and private sectors. More than
half of all students in private
schools get good BGCSE
grades compared to only about
a quarter of public school stu-
dents.

The living conditions study
suggests several possible causes
for this...teachers, school envi-
ronment, access to supplies, and
readiness of the students them-
selves. We have to determine
which is more potent — and set
about making the necessary
changes... not simply spending
more money.

As one observer put it:
“Teachers, supplies etc, can
make a difference. But the stu-
dent's home environment is
probably the strongest factor.

“If we had self-respect, we
wouldn't accept negligence as
the norm, and lack of account-
ability as the solution.”

What do you think?

Send comments to larry@tri-
bunemedia.net. Or visit
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Laid off staff

to become

shareholders
in company |

i BY DENISE MAYCOCK
- Tribune Freeport Reporter

“: FREEPORT - Long-time
“Coral Beach Hotel workers who
recently lost their jobs are on
their way to becoming share-
holders in a company that will
‘provide various services at the
resort.
‘« About 15 workers were laid
off two weeks ago when the
resort ended its contract with
several private independent
“ companies. ;
‘» Lloyd Cooper, second vice-
» president of the Bahamas Hotel
Catering Allied Workers
Union, said the union was able
“to negotiate a very satisfactory

severance package for the
workers.

All the workers in question
had been employed at the resort
for between seven and 24 years.

Rehiring

Mr Cooper said that Coral
Beach Hotel board chairman
Bruno Rufa has agreed to
rehire security, housekeeping,
kitchen and bar staff under a
contract with a new company
formed by some of the former
workers.

“They will now not only be

‘workers at the resort, but share-

holders in a company contract-

ed by the resort,” said Mr
Cooper.

“So, the security guards,
maids and cleaners, bar and
cooking staff will remain at the
property and be their own
employer,” he explained.

Mr Cooper said the agree-
ment does not include the front

desk and accounts department.

“We are going to officially

form (the) company on Tues-
day and we expect to meet with
workers this week about elect-
ing a board of directors.
' “At the end of year when a
profit is made it belongs to the
shareholder and this is what you
call empowerment of the small
man,” he said.

New warehouse facilities
aim to improve service -

-. THIS week Burns House
Limited will press into service
new and modernised warehouse
facilities and operations
designed to improve overall cus-
_ tomer service.

' The warehouse operation has
been re-located from the old
facilities at the rear of Burns
, House’s retail store and offices
at John F Kennedy Drive and
Bethell Avenue west, to the
. More spacious and accessible
‘Butler and Sands site opposite
_the Ministry of Works adminis-

. tration building.
’ Dennis Hanna, Burns House

Group warehouse manager,

“said that the old BHL location
_ meant that trucks loading,
unloading, entering and leaving

Marine returns

~ from security

training

LEADING Seaman David °

Fernander, a junior non-com-
missioned officer of the Royal
‘Bahamas Defence Force, has
returned home following the
» successful completion of an

eight-week port security course
- in Yorktown, Virginia.

The training was sponsored
by the American Embassy by
way of the International Mili-
tary Education Training
(IMET) scheme, through which
a large number of officers and
enlisted personnel of the
Defence Force have trained
over the years.

The first five weeks of train-
ing was spent in a classroom set-
ting, where students were
exposed to subjects such as
marine safety, the history and
tactics of port security and lead-
.ership.

One week was spent under-
going practical sessions, which
included defensive and weapons
techniques, searching, identify-
ing bombs and explosive
devices and countermeasures
against terrorism.

In the final stage, participants
had to prove their familiarity
and proficiency with a number
of small arms.k

the warehouse caused constant
traffic congestion in the area.
“A huge problem also existed
because the customer service
area was located in the main
BHL building on the second

floor, separated from the ware-

house, and as a result we
received constant complaints
from our pick-up customers if
they had to make. adjustments
to their orders,” he said.

| COOK/CHEF
POSITION

QUALIFICATIONS: ©

° Certificate in Culinary Arts or:graduate from the
School of Hospitality and Tourism -

¢ Experience with working in a Hotel or Hospital
Kitchen

¢ Computer literate

¢ Good written and oral communication skills

° Excellent customer service skills

POSITION SUMMARY:
The successful candidate should be able to:
© Prepare all hot and cold entrees
¢ Prepare food for special diets in conjunction with

the Dietitian

e Bake cakes and pastries

e Requisition food service supplies

¢ Participate in sanitation of the kitchen
e Manage inventory

¢ Maintain food costs

e Receive deliveries

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Youngsters recognised
for entrepreneurism

A GROUP of 14 youngsters
from the Farm Road commu-
nity were awarded National
Foundation for Teaching
entrepreneurship certificates
during ceremonies at the
prime minister’s office on Fri-

day.
Participants in the Farm
Road Urban Renewal

(FRUR) summer business
programme, the youngsters
were recognised by the foun-
dation and the international
financial management compa-
ny Merrill Lynch for success-
fully completing the investing
component of the programme.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie commended FRUR’s

co-ordinator ASP Stephen

Dean and his team for “the
sustained work they are doing
in empowering our young peo-

Po ple to believe in themselves”.

“I truly believe this is the
right approach we are taking -

exposing young Bahamians to
all these important issues that
will enable them to have a
start in life that they can build
upon and truly use it for the
benefit of themselves and their
families,” he said.

Tutors included certified
entrepreneurship teacher Ray-
mond Oriakhi, formerly with
the College of the Bahamas,
and officers'Natasha Williams
and Stacy Capron.

“We knew the Urban

Renewal Programme would

have far reaching effect on the
people of the various areas
where it is based,” said Mr
Christie. “So it is a wonderful
development to see that these
young people: have been
exposed to the principles
involved in taking care of
themselves through life, under-

' Standing and being exposed to

the principles of saving, invest-
ing, managing money, and

being able to, most important-
ly, connect the use of money to
their own well being.”

The prime minister
observed that only three boys
were in the graduating group.

“This is an extraordinary
challenge to our country,” Mr
Christie said. “I am mandat-
ing, as forceful as I can, you
in the urban renewal offices,
to look at this phenomenon
where at every certificate pre-
sentation, the good prepon-
derance of persons receiving
certificates are females.

“Our country cannot con-
tinue with this. And the way

- we must wage battle is at the

beginning of the lives of these
youngsters. The way forward
for us is to be more aggres-
sively committed to ensuring
that our young men are able to
see the importance (of acade-
mic pursuit) as do our young
women.”

Hilton donates infant care equipment
to Princess Margaret Hospital

THE British Colonial
Hilton, in partnership with the
Kiwanis Club of Nassau, has
donated a new state of the art
Drager Medical Infant

Warmer to the children’s ward
of Princess Margaret Hospital.

This critical machine is used
to assist in the regulation of
the body temperature of

infants and babies who, as a
result of various medical con-

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Religious freedom — Rastafarians
and attitudes in the Bahamas

G6

ELL me how

come...” begins a
widely popular reggae song by
the group Morgan Heritage,
‘...8o many people still ‘a fight
Rasta’.”

This song, as well as count-
less others, laments the woes of
Rastafarians, whose religion, or
more accurately spiritual way

of life (or ‘livity’), has for many
years been the subject of deri-
sion and criticism throughout
the world and, as seems strange
to some, throughout the
Caribbean.

The paradox of such a nega-
tive outlook on this religion is
that the image of the Rasta and
the red, gold and green of the
Ethiopian flag have now been

commercially usurped and used
to market the Caribbean’s
tourist product.

Every craft market across the
region displays t-shirts, key-
chains and a seemingly infinite
array of other, merchandise
bearing the i iconic image of the
Rasta.

Also, in Europe, America
and Asia, Rasta has become



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increasingly “chic” with the
likes of Christian Dior releas-
ing a Rasta collection and reg-
gae dominating the pop charts
in Germany.

Yet, in many Caribbean ©

countries, including the
Bahamas, Rastafarians are gen-

‘erally viewed with suspicion and

contempt, and their faith often

. ridiculed.

Although the extreme irony
of this situation should be read-
ily apparent, it is beyond the
scope of this article to fully
explain the concepts inherent
in the Rastafarian faith.

Several books are available
on the subject or, alternatively,
one may find it enlightening to
just sit and “reason” with an
adherent. Amnesty Interna-
tional does believe in and
endorses the concept of reli-

gious tolerance and how a tol- ©

erant society is truly beneficial
to everyone.

The Universal Declaration of
Human Rights states in its first



community with others and in
public or private, to manifest
his religion or belief in teach-
ing, practice, worship and obser-
vance.”

As globalisation brings those
of varying ethnic backgrounds
and religions into closer contact
with one another, it is increas-
ingly important that those soci-



As globalisation brings those
of varying ethnic backgrounds
and religions into closer
contact with one another, it is
increasingly important that
those societies which claim to

be truly free and democratic

strive to protect the rights of
the individual to worship, or
indeed not worship, as he or
she pleases providing that
their method of worship does
not infringe upon the —— of

any other individual.







and second articles that “All”

human beings are born free and
with dignity...and are entitled

to the rights subsequently out-

lined without exception”.

It further states clearly in
Article 18 that “Everyone has
the right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion; this
right includes freedom to
change his religion or belief,
and freedom, either alone or in

eties which claim to be truly
free and democratic strive to
protect the rights of the indi-
vidual to worship, or indeed not
worship, as he or she pleases
providing that their method of
worship does not infringe upon
the rights of any. other individ-

ual.

Several of the world’s more
stable democracies, such as

those of the United States,

France and England, have and
continue to struggle internally
with the delicate balance of

respecting the rights of all indi-

viduals, yet remaining true to
the traditional religion and cul-
ture of the country.

The banning of prayer and
religious symbols from the
American public sphere or the
more recent ban on head-
scarves and other overtly, reli-
gious symbols from French pub-
lic schools are some examples of
these societies trying to ensure
that, while religion remains the
protected right of an individual,
no one religion is promoted
above others in the public arena
at the risk of disenfranchising
state citizens that choose to
worship differently, if at all.

‘Here in the Bahamas, we
often describe ourselves as
being a ‘Christian Nation’ which
can conceptually be a beautiful
thing. However, it is also impor-
tant that we remember that we
are first and foremost a democ-
ratic, as opposed to a theocrat-
ic, nation. Unlike the fallen Tal-
iban regime of Afghanistan, the
Bahamas cannot and should not
legislate faith and hold one reli-
gion above all others.

The separation of church and
state in liberal democracies
ensures.that all citizens’ are
freed from the possibility of one

_teligion’s dogma, which citizens

have every right to peacefully
oppose, being used to deter-
mine how they live their indi-
vidual lives.

Religion is a very personal
relationship between an indi-
vidual and his/her creator and it
should remain within the realm
of personal choice and should
never be, or be seen to be, pup
licly legislated.

Bahamians must appreciate
religious freedom and that
treading on one religion’s
beliefs, treads on all religious
freedoms.

At the very least, we need to

“acknowledge publicly that’ the

Bahamas is no longer a hége-
monous society: That it consists
of multiple religions and bélief
systems that we all as Bahami-
ans have a right to practise with-
out fear of disenfranchisement.

‘Amnesty International has
more than 1.5 million members,
supporters and subscribers in
more than 150 countries, includ-
ing the Bahamas. For more
information about this volunteer
group please call the local chap-
ter at 327-0807 or visit www.
amnesty.org. és

48th industrial deal is
signed by government

@ By Bahamas Information
‘Services



THE industrial agreement for
workers at the Lighthouse
Beach and Yacht. Club in
Andros was the 48th labour
deal signed by Vincent Peet
since he became Minister of
Labout.

Representatives of the Light-
house Club, the Hotel Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Hotei Catering and
Allied Workers Union signed
the three-year contract on Fri-
day, October 7 at the Radisson
Cable Resort.

The agreement, which took
two years to be concluded, pro-

vides for salary increases for 14
permanent workers .and eight
part-time workers. It also pro-
vides for improvements in
working conditions, and sets out
terms and conditions under
which workers and manage-
ment are to communicate.

Hotel Corporation chairman
Mr Smith said the industrial
agreement is significant, not just
because of what it will accom-
plish for the workers at the
Lighthouse Club.

“Some of you would have
heard that the Hotel Corpora-
tion and the government of the
Bahamas is very engaged,
presently, in negotiating a major
development in and around the

Montessorians

Fresh Creek area with the
Lighthouse Club being the cen-
terpiece of what would be a
major touristic golf course,

* marinas, hotels, timeshares, res-

idential community that would
spring. board the economy of
Andros, enabling it to become
the tremendous potential that
it can,” he said.

“I believe that what we are
doing today would place this
union in a position so that when
that major development is
brought to fruition, the union
would be in a place (for) those
who would inherit the property
of the Lighthouse Club and
would be the catalyst to cause’
the growth to occur,” he said.

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what led to the situation, it is vital that

planned to give Bahamians greater access

Investigation | N ational Trust wetland area damaged

into speedboat
death is set
to reopen

FROM page one

“Due process was done, and the Gallaghers were allowed to
bring in who they wanted,” he said.

“Now they appear to not be satisfied with the findings of the case
and I think they went all the way to the UK parliament. But we
have been co-operating with them extensively.”

Mr Ferguson said the family was now making demands of the
Bahamas government. However, he didn’t want to say what those
demands were.

“But I’m sure if anyone with the UK police is here to do some
work they will be in touch with the Attorney General’s Office,” he
said. “But at this point I’m not aware of anyone here at this time.”

Family

According to official reports, on August 15, 2002, the family, who
had been staying at Atlantis, were sitting on Cabbage Beach near
a lifeguard tower when a speedboat pulling an inflatable banana
float lost control and sped on to the sand.

Paul, the son, was asleep on a deckchair when the boat left the
water and landed on the beach. The child received head injuries
from which he died five days later. So far no-one has been prose-
cuted in connection with the incident. i

According to Atlantis vice-president of public relations Ed

. Fields, because this is an ongoing matter, Atlantis will “refrain
from commenting.”

Yesterday, director of public prosecutions Bernard Turner said
investigations will be continued into the matter.

“As with any death, we are always considering further investi-
gation if there is any reason to continue. So yes, it will be reopened,”
he said.

. . Mr Turner said the decision stemmed from a coroner’s inquest in
-Bromley, UK, last year which returned an open verdict amid accu-

sations that the boat was being recklessly operated and that four
lifeguards failed to alert holidaymakers that the 200hp craft was
“careening out of control.

Mr Turner said that, based on this, the UK felt there was reason

to continue the investigation.

Local lawyer’s d
is called to th

_ JUSTINE Aissa Cleare
-was called to the Bar on Fri-
day September 30.

-.. Ms Cleare was called to
‘the Bar of England and

Wales as a member of the
-Honourable Society of Lin-
-coln's Inn in July of 2005.

She attended St Andrews
High School in Nassau and
Havergal college in Toronto,
-Canada. Ms Cleare graduat-

“ed from the University of
‘Western Ontario in Canada
with a bachelor's degree in
history. She read law at the

University of Reading in the

UK and graduated with an

LLB degree.

Ms Cleare is presently pur-
suing a masters degree in law
at the University of London.
She is the daughter of Attor-
ney H Campbell Cleare Il, a
senior partner at Mckinney
Bancroft and Hughes, and
his wife Sharon.

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FROM page one

there that can be hers.

“You have an area that is BEC’S prop-
erty reserved for its high tension wires
and beyond that is the pond, so really she
has been given permission to clear the
pond. I feel sorry for her, she has been
told that she has land,” he said.

Mr Carey said that obviously there has
been poor administration of land.

However, he said that regardless of

the Trust protects the area.

“We have so few wetlands left — only a
microcosm of what used to be here and we
all need to work together to protect what
is left.”

Mr Carey said that hopefully the
government can work to resolve the
issue.

“Maybe we can find a way to get her
another piece of property, somewhere
else,” he said.

The Trust recently announced that it:

to the national parks. |

Mr Carey noted that this will include
the Wilson and Harold Pond site.

He explained that as the Trust prepares
trails and access it might have to go in
and clear some invasive species. He
promised the public that everything the
workers do will be done with public
knowledge.

The Tribune was unable to reach the
Department of Lands and Survey for com-
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THREE new vehicles commissioned by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services Branch.
Two will be stationed in New Providence and one in Grand Bahama

New fire trucks
commissioned

THE Fire Services Branch of The visit was part of the
the: Royal Bahamas Police Force branch’s community outreach
has commissioned three new fire programme, which aims to



a POLICE Commissioner Paul Farquharson inspects the three new fire trucks.

trucks to update its existing fleet.

One of the trucks is bound
for Grand Bahama and the oth-
er two will be put to use in New
Providence.

Before the trucks went into’

servicé, Fire. Services officers
took the opportunity to allow

increase the public’s awareness
of fire safety.

A Fire Services senior officer
explained that as children often
get a “thrill” from fire trucks,
the branch never misses an
opportunity to allow them to
tour its vehicles, try on fire hats

the children of Funshine Acad- and jackets, and even ride the
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Firm seeks to bring movie
butor to the Bahamas

Financial provider to earn $100-$1 50k in
net revenue from Pirates of the Caribbean

distri

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian financial services provider yes-
terday said it was in talks to attract a





movie distribution company to locate in

this nation, as part of its strategy to devel- ,
op a niche in exploiting potential ties
between its industry and movie production in the Bahamas.
Owen Bethel, president of the Montaque Group, said his
company expected to earn between $100,000-$150,000 in
net revenues over a seven-to-eight month period by acting
as payroll agent and financial adviser to the Disney sub-
sidiary that was producing the Pirates of the Caribbean II
and IIT sequels at the Bahamas Film Studios in Grand

Bahama.

~ Describing those net revenues as “significant for that
period” of time, Mr Bethel said his group’s.involvement in
the developing film production industry in the Bahamas
underscored how Bahamian financial services companies
and other service providers could benefit from becoming

part of its growth.

He added that apart from work for Disney’s Second
Mate Production subsidiary, his group’s Montaque Secu-
tities International had provided similar services to earli-

- er films shot in the Bahamas, such as MGM’s Into The Blue
and Three, which was filmed on Eleuthera.

- Mr Bethel said: “We started out simply producing advice
on the corporate structures and regulatory processes
required for movie production in this country.

“Other functions were actually outsourced until MGM

twisted our arm to also provide all the additional local trea-
sury functions during their production of Into the Blue,

Betty K in appeal win

rs By NEIL HARTNELL
~ Tribune Business Editor

: BETTY K Agencies, the Nas-
sau-baséd shipping and freight:
company, has wow ‘tts-appeal-

against an $8,0U0 award it was
ordered to pay to a former secu-

rity guard, with the Court of

Appeal slamming the Industrial
Tribunal for “a wholly erro-
neous approach”.

In allowing Betty K’s appeal,
the Court of Appeal reduced
the amount awarded to Harri-
son Nairn to $4,000 from $8,000,
after the latter had brought a
wrongful dismissal case before
the Industrial Tribunal.

According to the judgement,
Mr Nairn was injured in an acci-
dent at his place of work on
May 10, 2002, in an incident
with a Mrs Eleanor McKenzie.

*

However, the accident was not,

the fault of Betty K Agencies.
A doctor gave the prognosis

that Mr Nairn would be off.

work for “at least four months”,

so Betty K wrote to-him on July :

8, 2002, saying it had consid-
ered all the medical reports,
which found he “will not be
capable of performing the
duties of security officer as pre-
scribed in your job description”.

Betty K’s letter then termi-
nated Mr Nairn’s employment
from July 29, 2002.

The Court of Appeal said he
had been paid his normal wages
from that date of that accident
to July 29, and Mr Nairn then
received what was due to him
under the Employment Act in

SEE page 5B

DHHS: billing change
will not increase cost

DOCTORS Hospital Health
Systems (DHHS) said there
will be no net price increase
for patients despite making
changes to enhance its billing
practices, with health insurance
companies not having to adjust
any premium rates.

In a statement, the BISX-list-
éd healthcare provider said |

there would be no increase in

the total charge on bills,
although prices in various cat-
egories of service would be
modified.. When charges
increased in one area, there
would be corresponding reduc-

tions in others, resulting in not .

changes to the total bill.

SEE page 2B

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i By NEIL HARTNELL |
Tribune Business Editor

A NOTICE Jnvteday? s- Tribune Business
Lanne that Leadenhall Bank & Trust has
been. placed into voluntary liquidation by its
shareholders.

The notice said the Nassau-based bank’s
shareholders passed a voluntary winding-
up resolution last week, with accountant
Craig A. Gomez, of Gomez Partners & Co,
appointed as the liquidator. Mr Gomez was
yesterday said to. be out of office until next
Monday when The Tribune called seeking
comment.

The liquidation confirmation is unlikely to
surprise anyone in the financial services
industry, especially given that Tribune Busi-
ness last week revealed that Leadenhall’s
shareholders were meeting to mull options
for the institution’s future, with liquidation
the likely outcome.

Tribune Business also understands that °








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which was shot on location in Nassau last year. It was
their ongoing recommendation of our service to the other |
_ production companies that has basically given us a boost

in the industry.”

Although devising corporate structures for film pro-
duction was more oriented towards lawyers, Mr Bethel told
The Tribune that apart from handling payroll and treasury
functions, there were further “spillovers” for Bahamian

financial services providers.

Pointing to the fact that one of the main actors in the
-Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Johnny Depp, had bought
an island in the Bahamas, Mr Bethel said: “The spillover.
in providing personal financial services for these individ- ,

uals is certainly there.”

_ He added'that Montaque was talking to a a film distrib-
utor about either relocating or basing a subsidiary in Nas-
sau to take advantage of this nation’s tax regime, with no

income, capital gains or dividends taxes.

“If the owner of the movie is here and distributes that
worldwide, there are no taxes involved, so the company
. gets the benefit, ”.Mr Bethel said.

To attract such companies, he added that it was essen-
tial that the Bahamas make its intellectual property rights

SEE page 4B

‘Stop selling
our birthright’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIANS must “stop
selling our birthright” for foreign
investors to exploit and work out
how to use this nation’s greatest
asset, its “pristine environment”,
for their economic and entrepre-
neurial benefit, a leading attor-
ney has urged.

Fred Smith, the attorney for

‘the Save Guana Cay Reef Asso-
ciation, said Bahamians had to
become more involved in joint
investment ventures, but were
being held back by exchange con-
trols that prevented them from
accessing the “cheap money”
available to foreign investors on "
the international market. .

He added: “Our pristine envi-
ronment is‘a treasure; it is the
resource we give to others to
come to exploit. All we do is sell
our birthright for other people to
sell.

“We can have environmentally
sustainable development, but a
lot ‘more Bahamians must
become involved in development
joint ventures. Bahamians know
how to create, administer and run
these developments, we’ve been
doing it for decades. It’s time we
used the treasure we have in the
Bahamas, rather than sell it.”

Mr Smith said applications for

SEE page 4B

all in liquidation|

the Central Bank of the Bahamas had been
pressing the shareholders to resolve Lead-
enhall’s future for some time, and favoured

_ the liquidation route.

Although it is unclear who Léadenhall’ s
current shareholders are, they and the Board
of Directors at one time have included a

number of prominent Bahamians. Apart -

from managing director William Jennings,

among Leadenhall’s current and former -

directors are William Saunders, owner of
Majestic Tours, Neil MacTaggart, John
Bethell and David Rounce.

Leadenhall’s licence was temporarily sus-
pended on July 18, 2005, for 90 days by the
Central Bank, which appointed Mr Gomez
as receiver with powers “to assume control
of Leadenhall's affairs in the interest of its
creditors and to exercise all the powers of a
Receiver under the Companies Act, 1992.”

- “The Central Bank has taken these
actions to protect the interests of deposi-
“tors of this licensee,” the regulator said'back

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in July. .
The Tribune understands that the long-
running legal dispute involving Leadenhall

- and former executives of Axxess Interna-

tional, the company that handled the admin-
istration and processing for its former Mas-
terCard portfolio, who have re-cast them-
selves as FirstFinancial Caribbean Trust
Company, was a factor in the Central Bank’s
action.

The falling out with their former
Axxess/FirstFinancial partners has also split

- the shareholders. This is because some

Leadenhall shareholders were also investors
in Axxess International.

The Tribune revealed last year how the
regulator was monitoring the Supreme
Court dispute, which began in October 2003.
Since then, a court injunction has frozen

. the deposits of former MasterCard clients to

SEE page 3B



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What do you need to be back
in business after the storm?

This article is taken from the October 2005 edition of Aegis e-journal, a publication of the Lubrinco Group and

Financial Examinations and Evaluations. Preventative Measures represents these organisations in the Bahamas.



SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN
CANADIAN AWARDS 2005

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for scholarships tenable in Canada
under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing September, 2006.

The scholarships are intended for men and women of high intellectual promise wanting
to pursue advanced courses of study in Canada for two (2) academic years. The scholarships
will be awarded of post-graduate study, i.e. Master’s or Doctoral degrees only. Scholarships
to undertake research in Canada for up to twelve (12) months are available to assist
individuals who are enrolled in a doctoral program as a provisional or ob -fledged student
at a university in their home country, or a third romney.

Candidates wishing to undertake a second Ph.D. degree, studies in medicine or dentistry,
postdoctoral studies/research or clinical training, an MBA program, cost-recovery or any
other academic program not publicly funded are not eligible.

There is no restriction to age of candidates. However, preference will be given to those »

who have obtained a university degree within the last five (5) years.

It should be noted that the normal minimum requirement for consideration for a Canadian

e have often

said in these

pages that if

you are pre-

pared for
natural disaster, you will be pre-
pared for almost any other
threat to your corporate exis-
tence. The corollary, of course,
is that if you are not prepared
for natural disaster you will not
be prepared for anything else,
either. We are. personally
relieved and pleased — and as a
country, fortunate — that the loss
of human life in Hurricane Kat-
rina was significantly lower than
had been forecast by some
experts (http://americanra-
dioworks.publicradio.org/fea-
tures/wetlands/hurricane1.html),
although we are ashamed that

_such a large number of the dead

were the elderly, unevacuated
from nursing homes, where they
waited, vainly, to be rescued).
The impact on businesses,
however, has. unfortunately
been right on target. It had been
estimated that there was a one
in six chance of a Category 5
hurricane hitting New Orleans
in this 1995 to 2015-25 high-
intensity hurricane cycle. While
one in six is high enough that
businesses needed to give it very

DHHS: billing
change will not




serious consideration, the impli-
cations were largely ignored, in
spite of the LSU Hurricane

Pam study of the potential.

impact on New Orleans of a
Category .3 hurricane

' (http://hurricane.lsu.edu/flood-

prediction/PAM_Exercise04/).

A small number of corpora-
tions learned the lessons of the
World Trade Centre, recog-
nised that New Orleans had
serious potential hurricane
problems, and made appropri-
ate backup plans. Most others
did not. For those companies
that were prepared, the hurri-

Safe & Secure

Preventative Measures

cane was a survivable disrup*
tive event, although still a major
trauma in terms of personal

-tragedy. For those that were not

prepared, Katrina put them out
of business, in many cases for-
ever. In some cases, plans were
doubtless made, and failed.
Whenever a plan fails, it is
important to go back and find
out whether the problem was a
flaw in the plan itself, or
whether there was a systemic
problem. Systemic problems are

SEE page 5B

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS: 2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

QUI/NO. 01032

Commonwealth Scholarship is an upper Second Class degree. increase cost

| Those candidates planning on applying for a place in the Master of Business Administration

Degree Program (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, etc.) must undertake the Graduate

Management Admission Test (GMAT). The minimum acceptable scores vary from university FROM page 1B

to university in the range of 550-600. a
DHHS said the changes were

In recent years, a number of Canadian niversity,graduate admissions have required a
candidate, before entry, to take the Princeton Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

VALUE OF AWARD © 00h

Each scholarship is intended to cover r the pepe of travel, living and study and include:

. patient-friendly and easy to
understand”; reducing health-
caré costs and the cost of claims
settlement for insurance com-
panies; and moving the com-
pany to “a more global pricing

: » :
(a) transportation to Canada and return, by the most direct economy air sirbetune: thatawoulg: Help

passage, as arranged by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE);
(b) a settling-in allowance of $500 (CDN); pean ene mianege Heanoare
‘-(c) approved tuition and other compulsory university fees (excluding board

aimed at making bills “more .

insurers and patients to better _

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT tract of land
comprising Nine and One Hundred and Eighty-five
Thousandths (9.185) Acres and being a portion of
the land called and known as “The Cottage” situate
on the Northeastern side of Queen’s Highway
approximately One and Two Tenths (1.2) miles
Southeast of George Town on the Island of Exuma
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The.
Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT,
1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the petition of MILTON
STRACHAN, JR. AND DANIEL STRACHAN .

NOTICE OF PETITION

and residence); Increasing

(d) a pe de allowance of $1,200 (CDN) per month from the The Petition of Milton Strachan, Jr. and Daniel Strachan,
scholarship start date; Apart from not-increasing “ ”

(e) approved medical and hospital expenses; sprigne, DHHS said the “sim- a lg aaa eeoge Town, Great Bruny in respon

(f) an annual book allowance of $800 (CDN) and certain research and ||
equipment allowances;

(g) extra baggage vouchers for persona! effects when returning to home
country;

pler bills” would combine items
into.one charge, leaving fewer
smaller dollar items and fewer
“miscellaneous” charges. Non-
emergency outpatient charges
have also been reduced.
DHHS added: “We have
advised all of.the major insur-
ance companies that they will
not have to adjust any premi-
um rates with policyholders as
a result of these changes. With
the, exception of the areas
where charges have been
reduced, this is a budget-neu-
tral exercise. and Doctors Hos-
pital will be working closer. with
insurers to make certain that
the effects are as planned.”

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Educational
Loan Division of the Ministry of Education. Applications should be returned in time to
reach the Scholarship and Educational Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-
3913, no later than Friday November 4th , 2005. raed forms received after this date
will not be considered.

Scholarship and Education Loan Division
28 September, 2005





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2.50 0.67 Doctor’s Hospitat
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19.50 7.25 FirstCaritbbean 9.50
9.24 8.40 Focof 9.24.
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2.2560 2.1491 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.255981" °

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Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

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Today‘s Close -.Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today
DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the tast 12 months
P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings
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ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land rissinnaiad
“A” & “B” being a portion of land known as “The
Cottage” situate on the Northeastern side of the

- Queen’s Highway in the Island of Great Exuma one

of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and containing by admeasurement Nine and One
Hundred and.Eighty Five Thousandths (9.185) Acres
more or less and being part of the land known as
“The Cottage” and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY
by Sunny Hill Subdivision NORTHEASTWARDLY by
the sea SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land the property
of Freddie Morley and SOUTHWESTWARDLY by the
Queen’s Highway and which said piece parcel or
tract of land has such position shape boundaries -
marks and.dimensions as are shown on the diagram
or plan hereto filed herein and is delineated on that
part which is coloured Pink on the said diagram or
plan and being the land which is the subject of the
Petition filed herein.

Milton Strachan Jr. and Daniel Strachan claim to be
the equitable and beneficial owners in possession of
the parcel of land hereinbefore described and such
ownership as aforesaid arises by virtue of a
possessory title to the said land. The Petitioners have
made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three
(3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title
to.the said land investigated.

_Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:-

1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas

2) The Chambers of Floyd C. Watkins & Co.,
Chambers, St. Alban’s Drive (east), Nassau,
Bahamas.

3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.

FLOYD C. WATKINS & CO.
CHAMBERS
ST. ALBAN’S DRIVE (EAST)
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER





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‘Mr Miller, please scrap PetroCaribe’

i By the Nassau Institute

SINCE 2003, Leslie Miller,
minister for trade and industry,
has waged a one-man verbal
war against the local oil industry
— both the wholesalers and
retailers - while promising relief
for the Bahamian motorists
ftom the high cost of fuel.

The benefits that accrue from

lower prices are numerous.
There is confusion, however,
about the plans the Minister
may have to achieve this desir-
able end.

Following is a brief outline of
events over the past two years.
¢ Initially, Mr Miller charged
the local oil companies and gas
stations with gouging the
Bahamian driving public. On

this assumption, a National |

Energy Corporation (NEC) was
proposed to lower the cost of
fuel at the gas pumps. He
assumed the NEC would
replace the oil companies in the

FROM page 1B

protect them while the dispute
with FirstFinancial plays out,
and it is understood the Central

oil supply chain and pass the
excess profits on to the cus-
tomer. No evidence has been
supplied to support this claim
and, in fact, government’s track
record of effectively managing
any business enterprise is less
than stellar.

e Then, after being wooed by
President Chavez of Venezuela
with PetroCaribe, an oil financ-
ing deal, the language became a
little more hostile and it was
suggested the price of gasoline
at the pump would be reduced
to $2.60 a gallon.

° Earlier this year, the “heat”
was turned up, but recently the
focus has been turned on the
foreign oil companies, the ones
now identified as “the gougers”.

e After this, the rhetoric
intensified and it is now envi-
sioned that the price of gas at
the pumps will be reduced by
10 per cent to 15 per cent. With
gasoline now selling at approx-
imately $4 a gallon, it will be
reduced to $3.40 if a 15 per cent

Bank became concerned when
Leadenhall said it had effected
some deposit returns from its

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that DIEUFAITE DULCIO, CINTHEIA
APT, ALBACORE DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
‘BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality

‘and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
‘Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send.
‘a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 ‘to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085,

Grand Bahama, Bahamas.









~ PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ASHLEY CARMEN
FORBES, of P.O. BOX N-10119, Sunshine Park, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to ASHLEY RELDA
STUART. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.





reduction materialises.
Nowhere near the promised
$2.60 per gallon.

¢ Most recently the focus has
shifted from lower prices at the
pumps to promises of signifi-
cant savings on electricity, and
the PetroCaribe oil financing
deal is touted as good for the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC).

The PetroCaribe document

and proposed bi-lateral agree-

ment do not include a discount -

on the price of oil, but propose
to sell oil on deferred credit.
But it also incorporates the
additional obligation of joining
the Bolivian Alternative for the
Americas (ALBA), intended to
be a rival to US initiatives. So
we suspect these have caused
Mr Miller to change the focus of
the discussion.

Friedrich A. Hayek, in The
Fatal Conceit, wrote: “The curi-
ous task of economics is to
demonstrate to men how little

own assets before the injunction
was imposed. The case revolves
around a Deed of Retirement,
Appointment and Indemnity
that Leadenhall allegedly exe-
cuted in 2002, appointing First
Financial as the new trustee for
the security deposits.

First Financial is alleging that
Leadenhall only transferred to it
$14.25 million of the $33 million
in total deposits ‘held in trust,
forcing it to take out the: injunc-
tion to protect and secure the
remainder..

A number of former execu-

' tives and directors of Axxess

International, the now-closed
Bahamian company that admin-
istered the MasterCard portfolio
on Leadenhall's behalf, are
involved with First Financial and
want to secure the deposits so
they can issue new cards to cus-
tomers that want them.
However, Leadenhall is coun-

‘tering by alleging that it trans-

ferred at least $19.7 million in

. security deposits to First Finan-

cial. It alleged that it had pro-
vided documents showing that
the remaining balance had been

' refunded against debts owed to

Leadenhall by cardholders, and

had been 1 effecting refunds from

The American Embassy |
_ is presently considering applications for the following position

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

they really know about what
they imagine they can design."
Unfortunately, when politicians
try to dial down prices to pre-
serve order, they only worsen
the problem. We would do well
to remember the emergent
nature of prices, especially in
times of crisis.”

Mr Miller, and his Petroleum
Usage Review Committee

- (PURC), hope to convince the

Bahamas they can design a per-
fect petroleum market and con-
sumers will not be affected by
the shocks of the world market
for fuel.

However, now that the
rhetoric has changed from
arranging huge savings at the
pumps to providing huge sav-
ings on electricity bills through
BEC, maybe Mr Miller has
stopped believing his own
promises?

As pointed out in a Nassau
Institute article titled Gasoline
& Price Controls, back in 2003,
the factors determining the



its own assets. |

Leadenhall had hired BDO
Mann Judd to perform a foren-
sic accounting of the security
deposits just before its licence

suspension. Resolving the First .

Financial dispute is likely to be
the biggest task facing Mr
Gomez during the liquidation.
Méanwhile, First Financial
last month served Leadenhall

and Axxess International’s for-.

mer directors with a notice of
intent to sue them for alleged
breaches of fiduciary duties in
relation to the cardholder
deposits. Among the defendants
named are Sir Geoffrey John-
stone, Tyrone D’Arville and
James Owen. It is understood
that all defendants will oppose
and vigorously defend any
action if one is filed.

price of fuel do not include the
Minister of Trade’s pronounce-
ments of what margins the oil
industry should maintain. Sup-
ply and demand are the deter-
mining factors, and no individ-
ual can control either for very
long.

The rise in prices is due to
the increase in the world
demand...principally India and
China...and the increased. per-
ception of uncertainty in exist-
ing supplies from the Middle
East, Nigeria, Venezuela, etc.
In fact, Venezuela owns the
refinery in Curacao from which
most of the fuel entering the

Bahamas is imported. So if Mr
Chavez wanted to lower the
price of fuel, he could simply
discount the price on the pur-
chases from his country’s refin-
ery.
It is also worth noting that
Venezuela owns the Citgo gas
stations in the US, but the cost
of fuel at those stations is sold at
the market price...not below.
It is obvious Mr Chavez is
playing political games and is
not as generous as he would like
Bahamian and Caribbean politi-
cians to believe. So please, Mr
Miller, let’s scrap the Petro-
Caribe deal.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LEADENHALL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY LIMITED

In accordance with the provisions of Section 225 (b) of the
Companies Act, notice hereby given that at an Extraordinary
General Meeting of the above-named Company, held on
October 3, 2005, the following Resolution was duly passed.

“Leadenhall Bank & Trust Company

Limited (In Receivership) be voluntarily
wound up and that Craig A. (Tony)

Gomez, Chartered Accountant of Gomez
Partners & Co., The Deanery, 28

Cumberland Hill Street, PO. Box N-1991,
Nassau, Bahamas, be and is hereby appointed
Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.”

Dated the 3rd day of October, 2005 A.D.

Anthony Johnson
Corporate Secretary





SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION

NOTICE

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.

GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOLARSHIPS
(FORMALY) BAHAMAS FIELD STATION

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for seven (7) Scholarships
tenable at accredited institutions in the United States of America under the Bahamas. -
Field Station/Ministry of Education Agreement (1971), commencing January 2006.

- This position reports directly to the Supervisory General Services Officer and is
responsible for managing, coordinating, planning and scheduling all maintenance
repairs for the Chancery, résidences and government owned buildings. The
incumbent is directly responsible for the supervision of a multi-trade technical
work force performing preventive maintenance and repair task including: Electrical
Power Distribution System, Emergency Power Generation System, HVAC System,
Water Distribution System, Fire Alarm System and Associated Equipment.

Under the Agreement, participating Colleges and Universities will offer full tuition
scholarships and the Ministry of Education will pay board and lodging charges.

Applicants should have gained admission into one of the following institutions
where the number of awards available is’ indicated in bracket:

. Prepares engineering plans, designs, drawings, specifications, bills of materials :
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO

and cost estimates for construction, alterations, and maintenance and repairs 2
projects of Embassy and/or associated agency buildings, facilities and equipment, 7

_ as directed. Analyzes scope of work for technical accuracy, provide technical LYNCHBURG COLLEGE, VIRGINA 1
advice concerning the purchase of any machinery and equipment required by post BELLARMINE COLLEGE, KENTUCKY 1
assuring quality purchases, while reducing the cost of maintenance programs. Use .
construction and engineering knowledge to monitor and inspect conditions of COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 1
government owned or leased buildings and contract work in progress. MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OHIO 1 PARTIAL
Prepares performances evaluation reports and recommends training and disciplinary MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI 1 PARTIAL
actions, as needed, for the FSN employees force within the facilities maintenance WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY, OHIO 1 PARTIAL

‘section.

This position is open to candidates with the following requirements:
¢ Completion of a BS or equivalent degree in Engineering is required.
¢ Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral.

Applications will be accepted only for the Colleges/Universities specified.

Applicants should have successfully completed high school education and be in
possession of at least 5 G.C.E./B.G.C.S.E. subjects, including English and Mathematics
at grade A, B, C.

Persons presently pursuing studies at one of the raed institutions should submit
an up-to-date transcript along with the completed application form.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

¢ Excellent managerial, supervisory and training skills

¢ Highly confidential in nature

* General knowledge of building maintenance operations and terminology

¢ Must be able to prepare engineering drawings using CAD software and ability
to draft construction plans and specifications

e Must have a solid background in electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering
or technical knowledge in other engineering field is essential, i.e. interfacing ©
with mechanical and plumbing, HVAC system

¢ ability to prioritize tasks

Applicants should note that the area of study must be one deemed acceptable for
the further development of the country.



Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and
Education Loan Division of The Ministry of Education or from the Ministry of

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:
Education website at http: //www.bahamaseducation.com.

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation package
including outstanding benefits such as performance-based incentives, medical and
dental insurance, life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and
development.

Completed application forms should be returned to The Scholarship and
Education Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P. O. Box N-3913,

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations. No later than Friday, November 11th, 2005.
Application forms are available from 8:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through
Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street, completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: Attention of the Human
Resources Office no later than Friday, October 21, 2005.

Application forms received after this date will not be considered.
SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
September 27, 2005





PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005

Wes

Winoine Baw
ADACYU, BAUAMAS

HAS VACANCIES FOR

Club Director
Candidate should have:

* 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 Manager
Candidate should have:

¢ landscape

* three to four years experience
* manage up to 30 employees

* willing to relocate to Abaco

Please send resumes to:

Attn. of Human Resources
P.O. Box AB-2057
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas





Need a New Challenge
Teaching Position Available Immediately.

Junior High English

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree / Teacher’s Certificate
Resumé
Good Classroom Management Skills
Highly Organized
Creative and Motivational










Benefits:
Small School Environment
Twelve Students per Class
Integrated Learning Environment
‘Tutorial Classes
Salary Based on Experience and Qualification




Call To Set Appointment For An Interview
Telephone: 393-1303

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 00992
Equity Side

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract
of land containing Thirty-three (33) Acres more or
less and being a portion of the Cottage divided into

FROM page 1B

legislation “air-tight”, while it was
“very critical” and “essential” for
this nation to get an incentive
regime for film production in this
nation “tied down”. This was par-
ticularly urgent because other
Caribbean nations were also
showing an interest in film pro-
duction.

Mr Bethel said: “There are oth-
er places in the Caribbean where
producers have the opportunity
of going, and we need to develop
a programme which keeps them
coming.”

The Bahamas Film Commis-
sion is thought to be working on
the incentive programme in con-
junction with Irish film producer
Morgan O’Sullivan, co-managing
director of Ardmore Studios and
World, 2000 Entertainment, and
president of the Bahamas Film &
Television Consultancy.

Montaque is jointly sponsoring
the promotion of the Bahamas
with the Film Commission at the

Monica, California, next month.
Mr Bethel said global film distri-
bution from the Bahamas was
“one of the aspects we’re look-
ing to try and connect with and
promote” there.

Montaque was also setting up

its own company, Bahamas.

FilmInvest International, to help
promote the Bahamas as a pro-
duction location.

Into The Blue saw some $5-$6
million spent in the Bahamian
economy, while Pirates of the
Caribbean was likely to spend
$10-$15 million.

Montaque is working on anoth-
er unnamed thriller movie due to
be filmed on location in the
Bahamas, which Mr Bethel
refused to identify. Among those
scheduled for filming here are the
next James Bond movie, Casino
Royale.

Mr Bethel said: “From review-
ing scripts, making financial
arrangements, seeking investors,
minimising risk exposure, and



seeing the final cut of the movie,
are all part of the process.

“With the presence of Gold
Rock Creek Studios and growth
of the Bahamas International
Film Festival, there is significant
potential.

All stakeholders must be ready
to seize the opportunity and Gov-
ernment must continue to be
proactive in its support."

THE TRIBUNE

‘Stop selling
our birthright’

FROM page IB

permanent residency should
not be considered for fast
tracking simply because
someone had invested more
than $500,000 in purchasing
a property in the Bahamas.



UNCOLLECTED.
LONG-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES

American Film Market in Santa

fention All Teaches

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

‘MIRACLE SPRING
HOLDING LTD.

- (in Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company

is in dissolution, which commenced on the 10th day of -

October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CORA COCA COMPANY LTD.

parcels marked A, B, C, D, E,-F,.G, H,-J-and Keand. . fa pou ar oo

situate on the Northeastern side of Queens Highway

approximately one (1) mile Southeast of the Settlement ted gsse Ieeeeyy

of George Town in the Island of Great Exuma orie of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

AND IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,
1959.

AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Frederick

_ Freddie Morley.:
NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of Frederick Freddie Morley, of The Cottage,
George Town Great Exuma, in respect of:-

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate between
the main land and Crab Cay and Eastwardly of
Queen’s Highway and approximately one (1) mile
SOutheast of the Settlement of George Town in the
Island of Great Exuma one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas and containing by .

admeasurement Thirty-three (33) Acres more or Jess
and being part of the area known as “The Cottage”
‘and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Milton Strachan
EASTWARDLY by land the property of Holmes
Company Limited and the remainder being bounded
on all sides by the high water mark of the sea which
said piece parcel or tract of land has such position
shape boundaries marks and dimensions as are
shown on the diagram or plan hereto filed herein and
being the land which is the subject of the Petition
filed herein.

Frederick Freddie Morley claims to be the equitable
and beneficial owner in possession of the parcel of
land hereinbefore described and such ownership as
aforesaid arises by virtue of a possessory title to the
said land. The Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the. Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land
investigated.

Copies of the filed plan may be nepecteg during

normal office hours at:-

1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas

2) The Chambers of Harry B. Sands, Lobosky &
Company, Shirley House, Fifty Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.

3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY
CHAMBERS
SHIRLEY HOUSE
FIFTY SHIRLEY STREET
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER

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

' Act, 2000, the dissolution of CORA COCA

COMPANY LTD., has been completed; a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company. has
therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE |

NOTICE
HILLTOP COVES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of HILLTOP COVES LTD.,
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION .

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of The
International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, the Dissolution
of PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH SERVICES LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the 3rd
day of October, 2005.

CO eee Litho
PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

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:

ADDRRESS
Crooked Island Street
Carib Road

Prince Charles Drive
Carib Road

Wilson Track

Ida Street

West Terrace

Kemp Road
-Strachan’s Alley.
Strachan’s Alley
Kemp Road

Edward Avenue

NAME

Christopher BUTLER
Patricia: DEAN
Emmanuel GAY
Elizabeth ROBERTS
David ROLLE

Luella ROLLE

Elena RUSSELL
Edgar SANDS
Rosemarie STANISLAUS
Hudon STORR
Natasha WILLIAMS
Charlotte WILSON



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
THUNDERING WATER INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 10th day of
October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. |

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
CENASHIO CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International-Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of CENASHIO CORP., has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.

~’ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
WOLLONDON INVESTMENTS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of WOLLONDON
INVESTMENTS INC., has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
d Liquidator





1HE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 5B



What do you need to be back
in business after the storm?

FROM page 2B

interesting, because they gen-
erally bring us back to our
mantra for evaluating policies
and measures by asking five
questions:

1. What problem is the policy
or measure trying to solve?

2. How can it fail in practice?

3. Given the failure modes,
how well does it solve the prob-
lem?

4. What are the costs, both:

financial and soeial, associated
with it, and flowing from its
unintended consequences?

5. Given the effectiveness and
costs, is the policy or measure
worth it?

In our experience, systemic
problems come with the first
question: The problem being
addressed is not the problem
we think is being addressed.
Often, both in private industry
and in government, policies and
measures that should address
some specific issue in reality
address the problem of build-
ing headcount and budget. We
recall proposing a more efficient
solution to a problem and being
told that if our advice was fol-
lowed, rather than having 600
people in his group, making him
a senior member of the man-
agement team, our prospect

would have 40 people doing the .

same work. and be a division
leader.

You should not, for much the
same reason, expect anyone at
TSA to suggest letting Ameri-
ca’s 663,535 sworn officers car-
ry their weapons on planes as.a
substitute for the Air Marshals
programme. In other cases, a
measure may be put in place
because it will reduce insurance
costs, or because it will reduce
liability, or because it will give
the perception of activity

(meaning it is being done large- .

ly for PR purposes).
Since in all these cases the

measures are designed to give ©

the appearance of addressing a
problem, rather than to actual-
ly address the problem, don’t
count on them being effective.
This is especially true if the
problems being addressed are
statistically unlikely events,
where the incidents planned
against will virtually never hap-
pen.

We see systemic problems
when we do crisis management
drills. We will be told that a
company has, in fact, a crisis
management plan. Nobody,
however, has ever seen the plan,
nobody knows where to find the
plan, and the plan has never
been exercised in training. .

FROM page 1B

terms of severance pay, which
was two weeks’ basic pay for
each year of his employment.
Mr Nairn had been employed
for seven years, and he also
received two weeks’ wages for
the notice period, meaning he
would have been entitled to the
total sum of $4,000.
‘ However, the Court of
Appeal recorded in its judge-
ment: “In the approach to the
matter, which was a claim for
wrongful dismissal, the Tribunal
made reference to authorities
and principles which may have
been entirely appropriate to a
case of unfair dismissal.
“Relying on those authori-

ties, she proceeded to award the -- | .

respondent his wages for the
period he would have been off
work sick. That is, from the 10th
of May to the 10th of Septem-
ber, altogether a period of 16
weeks, which gave him a fur-
ther sum of $4,000.”

As a result, the total award
would have been $8,000,
although the Industrial Tribunal
deducted from that the sum
received as wages until July 8,
2002.

The Court of Appeal found
instead that Betty K was enti-
tled to terminate Mr Nairn’s
employment with two weeks’

notice, and pay him two weeks’.

basic wage for every year he
had worked. This meant Mr
Nairn was only entitled to
receive $4,000.

“The approach of the Tri-
bunal would seem to suggest
that an employee is entitled to
be paid wages for that period
for which he is off employment,
as a result of illness,” the Court
of Appeal said. “We think that
is a wholly erroneous approach,
and the Tribunal, as a result,
misdirected itself in coming to
the award it made.”

In allowing the appeal, the
Court of Appeal said no further
sum was payable as Mr Nairn
had already received his $4,000.

In one case, we served on a
committee to develop a plan for
securing conferences of a law
enforcement trade group. The
committee provided a clean
solution to that problem, but
we failed to realise that the
actual goal was to provide an

_ adequate mechanism for placing

blame. The plan was rejected,
so a new plan was developed,
oriented more towards post-
incident finger-pointing, which
was significantly less clear but
was accepted. It has never been
implemented.

The result of systemic prob-
lems is that the system tends to
force good people out, and sub-
stitute them with incompetent
people, or people who serve a
bureaucratic need rather than
a functional need. So, let us
assume that Katrina has attract-
ed your attention, and you want
to give some thought to an
emergency plan that might actu-
ally allow your company to sur-
vive, rather than to merely pla-
cate shareholders or insurers.

The easiest way to begin
thinking about the problem. is
with the assumption that you
will wake up one morning and
discover that your entire plant
at one geographical location has
disappeared. At this point, don’t

even give much consideration.

to how it disappears. It doesn’t
matter whether you are ina
hurricane area, an earthquake
area, a tornado area or an area
at risk for faith-based initiatives.
Just start with the basic assump-
tion that everything is gone.

What would you need to get .

back in business, or to stay in
business?
e You need information — 70

per cent of the value of the
average American company lies
in its intellectual property — so
safe backup of, and subsequent
access to, information is criti-
cal. And safe backup means
geographically safe. Just as the
several holders of the Coca
Cola formula are reputedly nev-
er allowed on the same conti-
nent, your information should
be backed up in some geo-
graphically safe area or areas.
The good news is that in this
computer era, backup can be
anywhere.

¢ You will also need people.

Either you need to have a back-

up operation elsewhere, or you
need to be able to move people
and their families from one
place to another, probably
under difficult circumstances,
and re-start in a timely manner.

° Finally, you will need cap-
ital, so your flight and recovery
needs to be pre- planned with
your bankers.

With these three points
understood, you should be in
good shape to start thinking
about dealing with disaster, nat-
ural or not, and to speak intel-
ligently to the experts you bring
in for consultation. Folks in the
disaster recovery business will
know from experience what can
be implemented, and what
sounds good on paper, but will
not work in real life.

In trying to avoid the kinds
of system problems seen in New
Orleans, note that our col-
leagues in the international dis-
aster recovery arena have
expressed the opinion that one
of the problems faced on the
federal level (we will spare you
their comments on issues of

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LEADENHALL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Bank and Trust
Company (“the Company’) is in dissolution, commencing the 3rd
day of October, 2005. Creditors having debts or claims against the |
Company are required to send particulars to Craig A (Tony) Gomez,
Liquidator of the said Company at the offices of Gomez Partners
& Co., The Deanery, 28 Cumberland Hill Street, PO. Box N-1991,
Nassau, Bahamas and if so required by notice in writing from the
said Liquidator, to come in and prove the said debts or claims at
such time and place.as shall be specified in such notice, or in
default thereof, they will be excluded from any distribution made
before such debts are proved or precluded from objecting to any

such distribution.

Dated the 3rd day of October, 2005 A.D.

Craig A. (Tony) Gomez
Liquidator

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MINISTRY OF TRADE
AND INDUSTRY

THE PRICE CONTROL ACT (1971)

(CHAPTER 339)

THE PRICE CONTROL (GENERAL)

(AMENDMENT)

(NO.11) REGULATIONS, 2005

NOTICE

The Public is hereby advised that effective
Wednesday 12th October, 2005, the Honorable
Minister of Trade and Industry has approved
prices for various brands of the following
breadbasket commodities:

1) EVAPORATED MILK |
2) MARGARINE

3) MAYONNAISE |

4) TOMATO PASTE

Copies of the relevant schedules are now available
at the Government Publication Office Bay Street,
New Providence, the Treasury Department in
Grand Bahama, and the Commissioner’s Office
throughout the Family Islands.

ALPHAEUS R. FORBES
PERMANENT SECRETARY (actg.)



state and local incompetence,
exacerbating the legitimate —
and highly desirable —-
local/state/federal disconnec-
tions imposed by 18 USC 1385)
was that it was being handled

_ by a security department. While

security is an important com-
ponent in disaster recovery,
security is not the core disci-
pline. Nonetheless, one of the
downsides of centralisation into
a security organisation is that
staff, independent of speciali-
sation, eventually will either be
forced into the current security-
culture mindset, or be forced to
leave. So be aware of the cor-
porate culture of the group
where operational responsibili-
ty is placed.

NB: Gamal Newry is the

president of Preventative Mea-
sures, a loss prevention and
asset protection training and
consulting company, specialis-
ing in policy and procedure
development, business security
Reviews and audits, and emer-
gency and crisis management.
Comments can be sent to PO
Box N-3154 Nassau, Bahamas
or, e-mail gnewry@coral-
wave.com or visit us at
www.sunnyplace.net/prevent

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LEIGERSTER CHARLOW OF
CARMICHAEL ROAD, P.O. BOX CR-54795, 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 12TH day of
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EMERALD KEY ADVISORS LTD.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

~ Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Resolution of the Members
of Emerald key Advisors Ltd dated the 7th day of October, A. D., 2005
and Section 238 of The Companies Act, 1992 EMERALD KEY
ADVISORS LTD. is in dissolution.

The date of commencement of dissolution was 7th October, 2005.

Michael Parnell of Alan E H Bates & Co., Member Firm of Mclatyre
Strater, International Limited, 3rd Floor, King’s Court, Bay Street, F:0.
Box N-63, Nassau, Bahamas was appointed as the official liquidator of
EMERALD KEY ADVISORS LTD.

Ad—_

Secretary
EMERALD KEY ADVISORS LTD.
(Ju Voluntary Liquidation)

oa



SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN
UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2006

SHE

‘Application® ai are invited from! suitably’ qualified persons for scholarships tenable i in the
United Kingdom under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing, |

October 2006.

The scholarships are intended for post-graduate study at the Master’s and Doctoral levels;
ie. a one (1) year Master’s or equivalent degree or six (6) months clinical training in Medicine
or Dentistry, or a three (3) year doctoral or equivalent degree.

Men and Women of intellectual and academic excellence who have a degree or equivalent
qualification with at least upper second class honours are encouraged to apply.

| Applicants in Medicine and Dentistry whose programme requires them to practice clinically
can be considered only if they are eligible for registration with the general Medical Council

or the general Dental Council.

Candidates who wish to undertake post-graduate study in Business and/or Management
should have taken, before applying for the scholarship, the Graduate Management Admission
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a husband or wife of the scholar is also a recipient of an award. For such married
couples accompanied by their children, a child allowance is payable at the rate of
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SPORTS



closure sparks
volleyball fixture woes

f@ VOLLEYBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

THE New Providence Vol-
leyball Association (NPVA)
has another tangle in its net,
and will have to extend the
season in order to fix it.

The closure of the DW
Davis gymnasium has once
again left the association with-
out a home, stopping play for
more than two and a half
weeks.

After a successful first half
of play, only three games has
been played since the NPVA
started its second half of the
season.

Games in this session were
also postponed, forcing presi-
dent Paul Farquharson to
revise the schedule three
times.

As a result of the resched-
uling, three games have been
scheduled for Sunday, but

only two were able to be .

played in the past.

“We seem to have this prob-
lem every year,” said Far-
quharson. “We always have
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that’s not fair.”

“My only thing is, why can’t
they fix these gyms during the
summer months, when the
schools are being repaired,
isn’t the gym a part of the
school?”

Frustrated

“The season will have to be
extended, this is the only way
we can play the games we’ve
lost? We’ve lost more than
two and a half weeks of
games. We want the season to
go on, and we are liking the
support from our fans and lev-
el of play we’re having, but
the players are getting frus-
trated, losing interest in the
sport.

“As president I have to
make sure that the games are

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played, although I have
assigned a tournament direc-
tor, it is still my duty to ensure
that the games are being
played.”

Last year the association
had to plan play-offs after only
hosting one successful season.

The association lost access
to the DW Davis gym late in
the season, but were awarded
play in the Sir Kendal GL
Isaacs gym.

However, the national gym
received major damages to the
roof after the two hurricanes
that hit the country. This
forced the association to sus-
pend games for a month —
when the league was able to
resume, it went straight into
playoffs.

Farquharson believes that
Minister of Youth Sports and
Culture Neville Wisdom needs

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to step in, especially since vol-
leyball is listed as a core sport
in the country.

Noting that every other core
sport has a place they call
home, Farquharson said that
the same needs to be done for
volleyball.

He said: “Every year we
are faced with the same prob-
lem, where are we going to

play?”

Facility

“Sometimes our season has
to start late because we can’t
lock down a facility. This sport
needs it’s own facility. The
government needs to assign a
gym for us. Every other sport
has their own place, we need

the same.

“Why is it that volleyball
has to be different from bas-
ketball, softball or any of the
other sporting disciplines? All

of these sports are core sports

in this country.

“At any given day softball

can plan and successfully host
a tournament, why is this? P’ll
tell you why, they have their



own field. This is also the case
with basketball, they have AF
Adderley and CI Gibson
gyms.

“We’re not asking for much,
all we want to see the sport
grow and there be a consis-
tent level of play.”

With no date in mind as to
when play will resume, Far-
quharson said the only. relief
for the headaches the associa-
tion’s board has is a gym
designed for volleyball.

He further stated that if the
dream of having their own
facility is not made available,
then access to a gym for the
lengthy season should be giv-
en.

“We’ve made great
progress, but the closure of
the gym is like a hindrance.
We have to get the ball rolling.
We would’ve been half way
through with the second half
of play, moving on to play-
offs.”

The cancellation of games
has also postponed the associ-
ation’s elections.

Elections will be held imme-
diately after the resumption
of the season.




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MIAMI! HERALD SPORTS

Sprinter targets the
Commonwealth Games

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter






AFTER sitting out most of last year’s season, sprinter Debbie
Ferguson is back in training.

For the past three months, she’s been at the University of
Miami training under the supervision of head female coach
Amy Bean as she prepares for her return to the international
scene next year.

“So far, so good. I think I’ve been keeping up with the people
who have been training all year round,” said Ferguson, who
had to shut down her season after she underwent surgery for her

“The only part where I’m really lacking is in the weight room.
I realised that I lost a lot of my strength, but'with time because
I’m a workaholic, I know it will come back.”

Ferguson, 29, made it back after the first of her two surgeries
in November, 2004. But this year’s surgery was too much for her
bear and, instead of coming back, she was forced to shut it
down.

However, Ferguson said after having had so much time to
relax and recuperate, she’s gotten more anxious to get back on
the track and competing again.

The country’s most decorated female sprinter, having won a
medal at every international meet that she’s competed in, skipped
the “welcome home” celebrations for the team that participated
in the World Championships in Helsinki, last week.

Her choice was not by design as she noted: “While every-
body was on vacation, I was just starting, so I had to be heads up

Motivated

However, Ferguson admitted that having made the trip to
Helsinki and watched as Tonique Williams-Darling added the
world title to her Olympic Games’ gold medal in the women’s 400

been motivated in her comeback.

“The fact that I’ve been off for a year and I’m just coming back,
I’m motivated regardless,” she quipped. “But I’m still motivat-
ed with the accomplishment that they all achieved.”

And as she looks ahead to the season on the horizon, Fergu-
son predicts that, if she can stay healthy, she can regain her
claim as one of the top athletes.

“J just need to get my running feet under me,” said F erguson,
who will attempt to do that at the Commonwealth Games in Mel-
bourne, Australia in March.

“J just want to get back. Hopefully we will get a chance to run
a4x4 and I can use that for my 200. I think that would even help
me to come back much faster. So I’m just glad to be running
again.”

In coming back, Ferguson said the hardest thing
was to sit out both the World Championships and

onships that was held at the Thomas A
Robinson Track and Field Stadium in
July.

“The playing field is sort of leveled
and I know, if I was healthy, I would
have been running,” she stated. “It’s
a missed opportunity, so I don’t
want to think about that.

“But my goal is basically an
individual gold. I’ve won the sil-
ver medal at the World Cham-

but I haven’t won the individ-
ual gold. So that is my focus
right now.”

Ferguson said she’s just
excited to be back and,
when the new season rolls
around in January, she
intends to be back on
stride.

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Rattlers’
service
spells
defeat for
the Magics

@ VOLLEYBALL |
By KELSIE JOHNSON

‘Junior Sports Reporter

‘A STRONG service game
in the first and third sets
helped the CI Gibson Rattlers
secure their first win in the
Government Secondary
School Sporting Association
(GSSSA).

Rattlers came back from a :

two point deficit in the first set
to defeat the GHS Magics 25-

21, 16-25 and 15-5..

The surge from behind the
service line was sparked by
Rattlers’ Shantira Bee serv-
ing up six aces. |.

Rolle directed all six balls
down the center of the Mag-

-ics’ offensive, finding the open

space on the court for each
service. But her attempt on
the eighth point was unsuc-
cessful, hitting the sideline.

However, the Magics ;
weren’t able to take advantage
of the error made by Rolle, as
they struggled from behind |
the service line. The team had.
nine service errors in the set.

With the first, set under their:
belts, the Rattlers stepped into
the second with confidence,
taking special note to the
unreturned services by the |
Magics. ;
Trouble

But trouble started to come »
their way as. Rolle, who had a’
seven aces in the first set,
served the opening point into
the net.

By: the sixth point in the.
game, Rattlers’ head coach
Kevin Johnson had seen —
enough, signaling to the refer-
ee for a time-out. Rattlers
were now facing a 5-1 deficit.

Johnson said: “We need to
work more on our game, learn
how to play a full three set
game.

“When we have a team
already in the hole we have to
learn how to put them away,
not break down mentally. Our
communication line on the
court has to always stay open.

“Mental errors cost us in the
second set, these things hap-
pen when a team stops com-
municating. We should never
stop communicating.”

Rattlers’ lost all communi-
cation on the court, the lack of
calling for the ball, saw players
running into each other and
balls landing on the court.

But a joyous Magics were

'

serving and perfecting the

three plays, spiking balls down
the middle of the Rattlers’
court. —

Johnson added: “We know
what we have to do in order to
defeat big teams in this league.
We know we have to put the
ball away on these teams,
that’s the only way we can
win. '

“I am_glad to see that our
services came back around in
the third set. During the
changing of the sets I told the
girls that they had to jump an
early start in order to pull of
the win.

“As long as they keep their
composure we can win games,
but the minute we loose that
balls will be dropping all over
the court.”



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Bah

lm By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX |
THE contrast in art ie ‘

produced in the Bahamas and

around the world is sometimes |
startling.
‘The photograph was simple

yet incredibly intriguing, a sin+
gle beam of light éxposed the :

flesh along the. back of "The
Runner".

A closer read would reveal.

that the figure, his arms out-

stretched, leg bent to propel
the body forward and mouth:

open as if drawing in his next

breath, was one of 20 cadavers.
on display at Bodies, The,
Exhibition, in Tampa, Flori-

da.

work, one that pushed the
envelope, drew from the dis-
dained, the ugly and even
frightening, that tested the
limits of a civilized society and
forced a reaction, was being
produced in the Bahamas by
Bahamian artists, Antonius

Roberts, renowned artist and ‘

sculptor, said no, with a
" caveat.
Beyond

"It's not being done. That
particular exhibition and
experimentation is being fund-
ed. We don't have the agen-
cies, the institutions where
funds are available to artists
who are interested in going
beyond the expected.

"Bahamian art will not go
to the next level until artists
begin to apply for residencies,
or are given grants or funds
where they can spend three
or four months producing art
without worrying about the
basic necessities of life, with-
out having to worry about sell-
ing their work."

He explained that until local
artists can access funds either
publicly or privately, then the
level of exploration, risk-tak-
ing and innovation being
undertaken will be muted.

Asked whether similar





“Bahamian art will not go to
' the next level until artists _
_ begin to apply for residencies,
or are given grants or funds
where they can spend three or
four quonths producing art

without worrying

about the

basic necessities of life,
without having to worry about |
selling sheir work."



In the United States, the
National Endowment for the
Arts, along with more than a

handful of private corpora- -

tions, endowments and
patrons, support the full range
of arts. In the Bahamas, how-

- ever, there are only a handful

of consistent supports for the
arts.
In the private sector,

Finance: Corporation. of the.-

Bahamas (FINCO) has long
had a presence in the art
world, sponsoring a summer
workshop and most recently
presenting a $15,000 glass-
blower to the College of the
Bahamas, a move which will
give Bahamian art students an
opportunity to explore glass
blowing.

Another supporter of the
arts is the Endowment for the
Arts, chaired by Clement
Maynard, which is open to
painters, musicians and. writ-
ers. The Brent Malone Foun-
dation has also been estab-
lished to provide funds for
local artists to enable them to
just focus on the development
and creation of art without
having to have to worry about
sales.

While lack of funding »

remains an ongoing concern,
Mr Roberts pointed out that

“Antonius Roberts

there are young artists who
are taking chances, who are
bold enough to marry diverg-
ing forms of expression to cre-
ate bold pieces of work.

Sculpting

One such artist, Taino
Bullard, recently participated
in a showing ; at the Central

Bank of the Bahamas, reveal- ©

ing work that merged paint-
ing with sculpting. While the
commingling of the two forms
is not new to the art world,
Mr Roberts said, the concept
is new in the Bahamas.

But the experimentation is a

costly effort for artists to

undertake, especially when |

the result could be mixed,
where some will accept it and
encourage the work, while
others will look at it and say
“What will I do with it?"

But to achieve the desired
end, the artist has to use dif-
ferent materials that will
tequire him to spend more
money; and so the question
remains, where he will get the
funds from if he will do the
work.

Despite the lack of consis-
tent funding, Mr Roberts said
that what he has always
dreamt of seeing is happening

now because of the establish-
ment of National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas (NAGB) and

an official curator, Erica
James, who is setting the stan-.

dard by which artists and art
work should be judged.
"Because of the pieces col-

ial BAHAMIAN artist sé Tavares Strachan pictured auihing on his project ‘Distance Between What We Have and
What We Want’ - a four foot by six foot block of ice cut from a frozen river in Alaska.

Tavares is an example of one of the Bahamas’ young, progressive artists.

As he says, ‘From sculpting an invisible cube of heat or listening to the sound of an ant walking to sending light parti-
cles from one part of the world to another, these positions are concerned with the presence of things physically missing
or immediately distant. This mode of thinking is rooted in the idea of the 'Duchampian readymade' with attention not only
to the disappearance of the art object, but by extension the AAD ean: of a thing's expected identity to reveal its own

ephemeral nature.’



‘lected by the art galley: one
has only to go and see what's
being shown, what's being col-

lected. Hopefully, artists are.

being inspired to be a little
more creative, to think out of
the box, walk the tightrope,
to reach that level."

He encouraged more artists
to go to the NAG to see the
work on display, to see where

Bahamian art is in the country —

today, and to catch a glimpse
of the future to see where it is

going.
Exciting

The curator of the Central
Bank of the Bahamas Art
Gallery and art consultant for
Finco, said he wanted to go
on record saying that artists
in the Bahamas are produc-
ing some of the most exciting
art in the region. He said,
however, that they simply
were not being given the
amount of exposure that oth-
ers in other Caribbean coun-
tries were receiving.

He said also that increased
funding was needed so that
Bahamian artists can have
their stories packaged and
promoted, as others in the
region, though they may come
from societies of a lesser eco-
nomic scale, have done for
years.

Mr Roberts said that with
the implementation of
NAGB, Bahamian artists are
receiving even more attention
from the international com-
munity. He said the fact that
work is now being looked at
by a curator and others who
are discerning and who have a
critical eye, and also by inter-
national curators who are
coming in, raises the level of
the artist's work and also has

nding is key to taking





the ‘scteatal oi of exposing them.
to a wider audience.

~ In 2002, the Inter-American
Development Bank was so

‘impressed by the development
‘of art in the Bahamas that the

bank curated and funded an

’ exhibition that travelled to its
‘headquarters in Washington

DC.

The exhibition probably
cost the bank more than
$200,000. They had to select
the works, package and ship
them out and ship them back
to the Bahamas.

"When you see the IADB
recognising the quality of our
arts, it says to local artists.'we
believe your art should be tak-
en to the world’, that's quite
an endorsement."

Display

Speaking of his own experi-

-ences, Mr Roberts said that

he was selected by Rosie Gor-
don-Wallace, owner and
senior curator of the Diaspora
Vibe Art Gallery in Florida, to
participate in an African,
Latin’ American and
Caribbean Art exhibition in
New York as a result of his
work being on display in the
NAG. He said further that he’
was able to sell a piece, a piece
that reflects who the people
of the Bahamas are, to a
major Jewish collector.

He noted also that he, along
with John Cox, has:been invit-
ed to participate in the annual
Art Basel in Miami in Decem-
ber. The Art Basel is a gath-
ering of international art gal-
leries and their works: "I've
always gone to see it, but nev-
er thought I would be invited

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to.be an artist. And all of this
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“The NAG is inviting cura-
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are doing in the Bahamas and
the people who are coming in
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Jay Koment, owner of New
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support is necessary for the
development of local artists
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THE ARTS



ontaque

Securities

Internation-

al, a

Bahamas-

based financial services

provider, has taken on the

functions of payroll agent and

general financial advisor to

Second Mate Production, a

Disney subsidiary and the pro-

ducers of the sequels, Pirates
of the Caribbean II and III.

The sequels, starring John-

ny:Depp, are currently being

shet at the Gold Rock Creek
Studios in Grand Bahama.

©wen Bethel, president of

Mentaque Securities, said the

company has seen its involve-

ment in the industry grow over

thé years in ways originally not

envisioned. “We started out

simply providing advice on the
corporate structures and regu-
latory processes required for
mévie production in the coun-
try. Other functions were actu-
ally out-sourced until MGM
twisted our arm to also provide
all'the additional local treasury
functions during their produc-
tion of ‘Into the Blue’, which
was shot on location in Nassau
‘last year. It was their ongoing
recommendation of our service
to the other production com-
panies that has basically given
us a boost in the industry.”
Montaque’s commitment to
the development of the indus-
try and its close collaboration
with the Bahamas Film Com-
mission of the Ministry of

‘Tourism has moved it to estab-

lishing a company dedicated to
the industry as part of The
Montaque Group. Bahamas
FilmInvest International will
now assist in promoting the
country as an ideal location for
movie production, provide cor-



"Lt was
their ongoing —
recommendation
of our service
to the other
production —
companies thal ;
has basically _
given us a boost
in the industry.

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porate structuring and finan-
cial advice and, through a joint
venture, also provide bridge
financing.

Calling it “an exciting
avenue” down which The Mon-
taque Group was travelling, Mr
Bethel said that the combina-
tion of finance and motion pic-

_ing an integral part of the

ture is dynamic and entertain-
ing. “From reviewing scripts,
making financial arrangements,
seeking investors, minimising
risk exposure and seeing the
final cut of the movie, are all
part of the process.”

The firm is currently working
on another thriller scheduled
for shooting in the Bahamas,
while also attracting a movie
distribution company to locate
in the Bahamas. They are also
jointly sponsoring the promo-
tion of the Bahamas with the .
Bahamas Film Commission at .
the American Film Market to
be held in Santa Monica, Cali-
fornia in November.

“With the presence of Gold
Rock Creek Studios and _
growth of the Bahamas Inter- ~
national Film Festival there is
significant potential. All stake-
holders must be ready to‘ seize’
‘the opportunity and govern-

- ment must continue to’ be
“proactive in its support.”

The engagement of Mon-
taque Securities by Hollywood
is indicative of local profes- .
‘sional service providers becom-

development and growth of the’
movie production industry in
the Bahamas and follows simi-
lar services provided to such
recent productions as MGM’s
“Into the Blue” starring Paul
Walker and Jessica Alba and-
Future Films “Three”, shot on
the island of Eleuthera, star-
ring Billy Zane and Kelly
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@ STILL Life Drawing workshop @ the National Art Gallery
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nomena and in relation to their environment. Focus is on
helping the student observe and discover. This workshop is
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process; how each film experience has informed others and
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Parties, Nightclubs
- & Restaurants



Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adventures Bar
and Grill (one door east of Texaco Harbour Bay),
every Friday. $3 Bacardi drinks all night and $3 beers.

Ladies Night @ Power Boat. Adventures Bar and
Grill, every Saturday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all
night. Bacardi Big Apple and other drink specials
all night long.

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

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thurs-
day night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies free before
1am, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink special: 3 @
$10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every week.

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

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

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

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors
open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15.
$10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s

music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the charts in the -

Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Admis-
sion: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after, Guys $20 all
night.

Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Hap-
py Hour, every Friday. Drink specials: Smirnoff
Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2
for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10.
Bahamian Night (Free admission) every Saturday
with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke Sun-
days from 8pm to.midnight, $1 shots and dinner spe-
cials all night long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge,
British Colonial Hilton, Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-
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Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring

- Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark

Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food

-.and drinks.

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

The Arts



Beneath the Surface featuring new works from the
NewSkool artists — Tamara Russell, Davinia Bullard,
Tripoli Burrows and Taino Bullard. The exhibition @
The Central Bank Art Gallery, Market St, runs
through October 14. Gallery hours 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Still Life Drawing workshop @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, Tuesday, October 18 and
Wednesday, October 19, 6.30pm - 9.30pm. In this
workshop, led by artist Jolyon Smith, still life is stud-
ied both as an isolated phenomena and i in relation to

_ their environment. The focus is on helping the student

observe and discover. This workshop is for persons
age 12 and over and will be held at the gallery on West
and West Hill Sts. Fee: $15 (members) and $20 (non-
members). Call the gallery at 328-5800 to secure a
space.

Bahamiam filmmaker Maria Govan will speak on
the topic New Directions in Filmmaking in the
Bahamas on Thursday, October 27, 6.30pm @ the
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West
Hill Sts. Maria will talk about process; how each film
experience has informed others and how making doc-
umetaries has provided her with a wealth of insight
that has inspired her to begin harnessing her own
voice as a director who is ready to take Bahamian film
to the world state. The talk is part of the gallery’s Nar-
row Focus series and is open to the public. Admission:
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The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on
a journey through the history of fine art in the
Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the nation-

al collection, including recent acquisitions by Blue.

Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition
closes February 28, 2006,

Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series: Dis-
tinguished Oncologist, Dr Theodore Turnquest will
discuss Cancer Awareness Thursday, October 20 at
6pm in the Doctors Hospital conference room. The

lecture will focus on health issues.relating to cancer .

and is free to the general public. Free blood pres-

. sure, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be per-

formed between 5pm and 6pm. To ensure available
seating RSVP 302-4603.

Doctors Hospital Fun/Run/Walk: Doctors Hospital
will be hosting its annual Fun Run/Walk on Saturday
October 22, at 7am in the Doctors Hospital Shirley
Street parking lot. The run will be followed by a
health fair and exhibition in the conference room
featuring free blood pressure, cholesterol and glu-
cose screenings. For more information call 302-4603.

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes will be held on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30, beginning
September 27 at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes loca-
tion (off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval is
required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more infor-
mation.

_Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group

meets the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at
New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road.







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Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood pres-
sure and cholesterol testing is available. For more
info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third
Monday every month, oe @ Doctors Hospital con-
ference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets ede third

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the

-American Heart Association offers:CPR classes cer-

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

REACH - Resources & Education for Autism and
related Challenges meets from 7pm — 9pm the second
Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC
building, Blue Hill Road.

- Civic Clubs



The Bahamas Historical Society will meet on Thurs-
day, October 27 at the museum on Elizabeth Ave
and Shirley St. Dr Keith Tinker, director of the Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Museum Corporation, and
Pericles Maillis will speak on the Clifton Plantation,
giving an overview of the cultural aspect, new archae-
ological finds and efforts to preserve this important
historical site. A power point presentation will accom-
pany the speech. The public is invited to attend.

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

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins
Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @
Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494
meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon’s
Building, East-West Highway. Club 3596 meets at
the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at’ 7pm. Club
Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30 in
the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros. All are welcome.

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tues-
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor
meeting room.

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Profes-

sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday
of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach,
6pm.

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

Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
outthere@tribunemedia.net

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arliament

until convention

@ By PAULG.
TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FNM parliamentarians have
voted against making any
changes to'the party’s structure
before its national convention
in November.

Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest said the decision was tak-
en at a meeting at his
Dowdeswell Street office yes-
terday.

“We decided that we will not
make any changes and that
Alvin Smith will remain as
leader in parliament and that
we will move towards the con-
vention where we will discuss
that and other issues at that
time,” he said.

Observers

Last night, political observers
were interpreting yesterday’s
events in different ways. One
said it could mark the end of
the Hubert Ingraham era, with
the former prime minister final-
ly. deciding to withdraw from
the race.

However, another said: “It
-could mean that Hubert is leav-
ing his;challenge until the con-
vention after all.”

During the last FNM council
meeting over two weeks ago,
former prime minister Hubert
Ingraham was voted in by 88 to
40 to assume the House opposi-
tion leader role, replacing Mr
Smith.

Mr Smith had stated publicly

that he would step down to
allow for Mr Ingraham’s return,
but he did not formally relin-
quish his position.

As a result, during the last sit-
ting of the House on October
5, he and other FNMs were
grilled by Independent MPs
Pierre Dupuch and Tennyson
Wells for allegedly dragging the
party “into the gutter”.

Prime Minister Perry Christie
also attacked the opposition,
saying it was disgraceful how
they were trying to “assassinate”
Mr Turnquest’s career.

Many FNMs thought the
move to have Mr Ingraham as
opposition leader in the House
would create a “snowball
effect”, resulting in him ulti-
mately assuming the party lead-
ership.

As election time draws near
again, it has been speculated
that such a move was being
orchestrated to bring back Mr
Ingraham in an attempt to gar-
ner more support within the par-
ty following its humbling defeat
in 2002.

Despite this, Mr Turnquest
said he will be offering himself
once again for leadership of the
party during its convention in
November.

“The FNM is a democratic
organisation and we have demo-
cratic principles.

“We are resolved to keeping
our internal issues internal and
our focus is to return an FNM
government to the Bahamas and
ridding ourselves of the PLP
government,” he'said.

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land was cleared.

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@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

‘A BAHAMAS National Trust Park was damaged
after a landowner was apparently given a permit to clear
wetlands on the park.

Eric Carey, the Director of Parks and Science at the
Trust, told The Tribune that the owner had asked the
Department of Lands and Survey for permission to clear

some land next to the Harrold and Wilson Pond. Per-,

mission was apparently granted and a tractor came in and
cleared a fairly large portion of the land.

However, members of the Trust were horrified to dis-
cover that the area cleared was not pr ivate property but
property that belonged to the government, and i is under
the jurisdiction of the Trust.

The tractor may have pushed debris into the One,
which could be an issue, he added.

Mr Carey said the Trust has spoken with the owner of
the property and is confident that it was not a deliberate

action on her part.

“She feels horrible, she has told us s that she wants to do
the right thing and has been very cooperative,” he said.
Mr Carey said that the woman has papers that suggest
she is the owner of two acres of land. However, he said,
if one looks at the site in question, there is no property

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mi By KARAN MINNIS

TWO Scotland Yard detec-
tives are to fly to the Bahamas
to reopen an inyestigation into
the death of a two-year-old boy
killed by a speedboat ona
crowded beach, according to a
UK press story.

After a campaign by the par-
ents of Paul Gallagher, and

under pressure from British |

authorities, the Bahamian gov-
ernment has agreed to allow the
officers to review the incident in

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August, 2002, says the report.

However, local police have
denied any knowledge of such a
move.

Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Assistant Commissioner
Reginald Ferguson said he has
no knowledge that the case is
being reopened.

He said: “Our case was inves-
tigated and we haven’t gotten
any Other order from the attor-
ney general about it.

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POLITICAL campaign-
ing reportedly is “alive and
well” in Long Island, with
FNM supporters seeking to
urge independent MP Larry
Cartwright to make the
jump over to the FNM.

Speaking with The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr
Cartwright said that
although he had not met
with any FNM MPs on the
matter, he has been
approached by the party’s
supporters.

“T have not made any

decision on the matter and J
told them that I will not
make one right up to now.
“T will not be forced. In
fact, what I will do in the
future is have no talks with
the hierarchy of either par-
ties. So at this point I
haven’t said no, and I
haven’t said yes,
Cartwright said.

Capable

He said that he is more
than capable of winning the
seat.in the next general
election as an independent.

Long Islander and former
FNM deputy prime minis-
ter Frank Watson said that

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“I will not be forced. In fact,
what I will do in the future
is have no talks with the
hierarchy of either parties.
So at this point I haven’t said
no, and I haven’t said yes.”



he is also thinking of run-
ning for the seat.

Mr Watson has begun
campaigning on the island
and has reportedly made a

Larry Cartwright

number of trips there to
garner support for his bid.
He said that if. Mr
Cartwright could not:be
coaxed over to the FNM, ‘he
would run for the seat in an
effort to ensure that the
party wins the constituen-
cy. ens
“I’m trying to get Larry’s

attention,” Mr Watson said,
“So I don’t know what’s
going to happen. Even if he
doesn’t run for the FNM,
that has still got to be an
FNM seat,” he said.

Defeat

Unmoved by the state-
ment, Mr Cartwright said
that if Mr Watson chal-
lenged him he would defeat
him soundly, as he did the
previous FNM representa-
tive Jimmy Knowles.

“If Mr Watson liked what

his predecessors, got, he.

could come and get his
own,” Mr Cartwright said.
“Tf it’s a three way run, it
might be a little more diffi-
cult, but right now I see
myself having the advan-
tage over anyone,” he

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POLICE turned up in force Mr Lincoln Bain, president
outside the Nassau Guardian of Quick Kicks, said last eww oe ms
office in Oakes Field yester- _ night: “The employees closed a

day after a group of readers
reacted angrily toa story, in
the paper. ;

About 20 employee: of
Quick Kicks shoe store’ in
Soldier Road assembled out-
side the newspaper office
demanding to see the
reporter who wrote it.

When the reporter was said
to be unavailable “the scene
looked like it might. grow
according to a well-
placed source.

As a result, the Guardian’ s
management reportedly
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the store and trooped off to
the Guardian.

Upset

“They were upset over the
contents of the story and
wanted to speak to the
reporter involved. They
intend to be outside the
Guardian again tomorrow,
when me and my lawyer will
be seeing the publisher,
Charles Carter.”

Mr Bain said the store’s
whole staff was there and a
“busload of police” arrived
when they made it clear they
were not going to move.
“They were there as con-
cerned citizens,” he said.

The story at the centre of ©

the storm related to an
alleged wrongful dismissal.

The Tribune requested a
police comment on the inci-
dent late yesterday afternoon,
but no statement was issued
up to press time.

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is classed
as suicide

i By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - The shoot-
ing death of 23-year-old
Perez Delano Clarke has
been classified as a suicide
by Grand Bahama police.

Superintendent Basil Rah-
ming said that an autopsy
report released on Monday
indicated that there is no evi-
dence of foul play.

A case file is being pre-
pared and will be forwarded
to the coroner, who will
determine whether or not an
inquest will be held into
Clarke’s death.

Clarke was found shot

dead at a house off Fiddler’s i

Green in Yeoman’s Woods
on September 30.

He was lying on the
kitchen floor face down in a
pool of blood with a gunshot

wound to the right side of his’

head.

A .38 special revolver was
found near his right hand
with one spent round in the
chamber.

According to reports, per-
sons inside the house told
police that they saw Clarke
playing with the handgun
inside the kitchen shortly
before they heard a loud
blast.

Three men
charged
with gun

offence

@ By KARAN MINNIS

THREE men have been
arrested and charged with
possession of a seueetous
weapon...

Around 1 30pm on Mon- |

day, police officers were on

patrol in the Carter Street

area near the Oakes Field

Kentucky Fried Chicken

outlet when they noticed a

gray Dodge Neon with three
‘ male occupants.

The officers reportedly
became suspicious and con-
ducted a search of both the
vehicle and the men. A .22
revolver with five live rounds
of ammunition was found.

All three men were taken

into custody.

Emergency
meeting on
Ingraham
question

THE central committee of

the Workers’ Party has
called an emergency meet-
ing for 8 o’clock tonight at
the party’s headquarters on
Heritage Road.
The topic of discussion will
be: “Should Hubert Ingra-
- ham be allowed to become
prime minister of the
Bahamas?”

Couple hit stumbling
block in dismissal case

A COUPLE have hit a new obstacle in
their long civil court battle with the
Bahamas Baptist education authority.

Justice Faizool Mohammed has struck
out a statement of claim by Gregory and
Tanya Cash as “confusing” — and made
them bear the cost of their application.

Mr and.Mrs Cash have been involved in
what they term.a three-year “battle for
justice” against the Baptists, the Bahamas
Education Authority, Jordan Prince
William Baptist High School, Rev Dr
William Thompson and Bishop Samuel
Greene.

Altogether, there are nine defendants in
the action, including the Ministry of Edu-
cation and the Attorney General.

The case dates back to October, 2002,
when Mr Cash, a physical education
teacher, suffered alleged “wrongful dis-
missal” from Jordan Prince William High

’ School.

At the time, two of the couple’s children



@ POLICE Corporal Donavon Dorsette makes sure students cross the street safely at

Government High Scheol yesterday

were expelled from the school after Mrs
Cash — along with other parents — sent a
confidential letter of complaint to the
Ministry of Education about alleged
neglect of the school.

In the letter, parents also complained

. about the rise in school fees when the
Baptist Convention, the school authority,
received almost a million dollars annual-
ly in government grant.

Although confidential, the letter got
into the hands of the Rev Dr William
Thompson, president of the Bahamas
Baptist Missionary and Education Con-
vention.

In their original action, Gregory Cash
claimed damages for alleged inhumane
and degrading treatment, insulting lan-

guage and behaviour, harassment, wrong- -

ful dismissal, malicious falsehood, breach
of agreement, character injury and finan-
cial loss.

Mrs Cash alleged breach of trust ‘and

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune Staff)

School scheme ‘a success’

‘and the plaintiffs shall bear the costs of |

confidence and of statutory and fiduciary | :
duty. :
Both plaintiffs also alleged inhumane :
and degrading treatment of their children, :
Tyaniah Sparkyl Cash and James :
Brenville Cash, and unjust disruption of :
their education. i

Three defendants, including the Min- :
istry of Education and the Attorney Gen- :
eral, later applied to have the writ struck :
out as frivolous and vexatious with no ;
reasonable cause of action. i

In his judgment, Justice Mohammed :
said he accepted the submision that the :
plaintiffs’ statement of claim — though ;
amended and re-amended —.“remains :
confusing, prolix and fails to properly lay :
out the cognizable causes of action or:
claims that are identified therein.” i

He added: “The plaintiffs’ re-amended :
statement of claim is therefore struck out ;



@ PHILIP Martin
Shooting
victim dies

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune. Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - After being shot
a week ago at his home in Freeport,
former customs officer Philip Mar-
tin, 55, died early Tuesday morning
in hospital in New Providence.

His death is the twelfth murder
for the year on Grand Bahama.

Martin, who lived at 165 Som-
merville Drive, was shot multiple
times while he was in his front yard
around 12.45am on October 4.

He sustained gunshot wounds to
the neck, face and body.

He was taken to Rand Memori-
al Hospital and later airlifted to
Nassau. He succumbed to his
injuries around 5.30am on Tues-
day at Doctor’s Hospital.

A 40-year-old man was charged
i last Friday in Freeport Magistrate’s
? Court with’attempted murder in
connection with the shooting.

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lm By CARA BRENNEN _
_ Tribune Staff Reporter

THE presence of police offi-
cers at government schools
since the start of the school year
has already resulted in a safer
learning environment, police
said yesterday.

Chief Superintendent Juanita
Colebrooke said the police ini-
tiative has proven to be quite
effective.

The role of the officers is to
work with Ministry of Educa-
tion appointed security officials
and staff to ensure the safety of
students and staff at the school.

“The officers are not at the

school to take away from the ©

security officers or the adminis-
tration,” she explained. “Any
punishment which is handed
out, is done by administration.”

While there have been some
isolated incidents since school
started, authorities say they are
for the most part pleased with
the way the initiative has gone.

“We are seeing a decrease of
intruders in the school yards,
and where you used to have a
lot of hanging around bus stops
and also hanging around in the
malls since the police patrols,”
she said.

The police force is looking to
train 31 more officers to post in
schools around the country.

Officers are currently stationed
at Doris Johnson High School,
LW Young, CI Gibson, DW

Davis, CH Reeves, CR Walker,
the Government High School,
AF Adderley and CC Sweeting.
Similar programmes were
also launched at the St George’s
and Sir Jack Hayward schools in
Grand Bahama, as well as at
the Central High School.
Police say they intend to put
an officer in every junior and
senior government high school.
Yesterday afternoon, The Tri-
bune accompanied police offi-
cers to Government High as
they made a school patrol.
Sergeant Dianne Davis said

students. and staff,have been
very'técéptive to her presence.)

In addition to resolving fight
and other violent encounters,
Sgt Davis also works with
school security to ensure that

no unauthorised persons enter

the school and that students
adhere to dress codes.

Jessica Armbrister, the
deputy head girl of Government
High said that since the start of
the year, the number of fights
has decreased. “There is less
confusion and less confronta-
tions,” she said.

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ACCORDING to a senior Ministry of
Tourism official, government hopes to have
the management of Nassau International Air-
port in private hands “by the end of this year”.

Similar information was given to Bahamians
in April when it was announced that NIA
would be under new management “in a matter
of months”.

It was more or less the same thing that
Transport and Aviation Minister Glenys Han-
na-Martin told the House two months earlier.

“In the next few months,” the minister told
parliamentarians in February, “NIA will be
well on its way to a complete transformation
resulting in a facility that will be the envy of
the region and a place of which we can all be
justly proud.” -

We are now told the handover should be
completed before the end of the year — anoth-
ér two months to go.

Government has been in negotiations with.

Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS), a sub-
sidiary of a company that manages Canada’s
Vancouver International Airport, ever since it
announced in February that it had chosen
YVRAS as the preferred bidder for the pri-
vatisation of NIA. However, the last that we
heard of those negotiations, just a few weeks
ago, was that they were badly bogged down.

The main problem seemed to be that
YVRAS had a handshake on an agreement for
the construction and management of a $250
million airport terminal that it felt was final,
only to discover that new negotiators were
attempting to change the terms — squeezing
YVRAS to the point that the business propo-
sition would no longer be viable.

“Everything started in good faith and every-
thing was moving forward,” we were told,
“and now these guys are trying to change the
deal.”

The reference was apparently to the nego-
tiating team under the chairmanship of Baltron
Bethel of the Bahamas Hotel Corporation.

YVRAS has a 30-year contract as part of a
consortium to manage and develop Sangster
Airport in Kingston, Jamaica. It also operates
14 airports in five countries, including the
Turks and Caicos islands. .

But in the Bahamas it doesn’t seem to be
able to get off the ground. With each passing
day, the upgrade of NIA becomes more
urgent.

Ellison “Tommy” Thompson, deputy. direc-
tor-general-of the Ministry of Tourism, told
Tribune Business last week. that Nassau Inter-

‘national Airport is “by far the biggest com-

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“the cleanliness, the facility, the big bottle-
necks that are there going through US pre-
clearance, security personnel...”

The airport’s problems are getting to the
point where they are now the main topic at’
almost every cocktail or dinner party. It has

reached such a critical stage that it is starting

to affect the country’s tourist business.
Whoever did the original “handshake” that
made YVRAS feel so cosy about undertaking
Nassau International should re-enter the nego-
tiations and find out what is going wrong and
how quickly it can be: corrected. It is critical

that something be done before the end of the
"year.

For example, one of the two large and
expensive carousels for passengers’ luggage
is still idle. It has been the subject of this col-
umn many times over the years because we
cannot understand such blatant waste of pub-
lic funds.

The carousel is still idle. One of the porters
offered the information that it has only been in
service about five months of its three-year life
in the Bahamas. We don’t know whether his
figures are correct. But we do know that it
has been out of service almost from the day of
installation. We were told that its parts are
now being pirated to keep the second carousel
in operation.

We recall all the fanfare when these two
carousels were installed. They were meant to
speed luggage to arriving passengers and avoid
the bottlenecks. Well the two carousels are
in place, only one is operational and when
several aircraft arrive at NIA at the same time,
passengers waste valuable holiday time hang-
ing around the Customs area waiting for lug-
gage.

Meanwhile government has another impor-
tant deadline to meet in January — and this is
one deadline that it daren’t miss.

It must have the US mandated baggage
security screening machines installed before
January. If it fails; US Customs pre-clearance
can be withdrawn and aircraft, leaving NIA
will not be ‘allowed to:land at international
airports.

We are told that the CTX 9000 DSi screen-
ing machines, which must meet International
Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) specifi-
cations, are on order.

“They are moving forward,” a source com-+
mented, “but they are moving forward late. It
would be a political disaster if they don’t meet
the deadline and pre-clearance were pulled.”





The case of
the missing
ahamian_

EDITOR, The Tribune

THANKING you for space .

in your invaluable column.
Complaint after complaint over-
whelms our media concerning
crime, poyerty, illegal immigra-
tion and various other social ills.
The cry for a cure comes from
all quarters of this beautiful
nation; even the present gov-
ernment took it upon them-
selves to implement a compre-
hensive social programme in the
form of the Urban Renewal
Project.

This was indeed an under-
taking of considerable propor-
tion. Apparently this project
was designed to combat various
social concerns via, but not lim-
ited to, civic, cultural and gov-

ernmental interactivities. The.

general thought was that the
“over-the-hill” areas were in
dire need of some form of assis-
tance, be it tangible or other-
wise.

The questions now being —

asked are: What is the root
cause of the degradation that
we see here in the Bahamas?

How did “over-the-hill” move

from picturesque bungalows to
dirt laden shacks? How did
these urban areas move from
places of hope to districts of
decay and lost dreams? And

finally, how do we undo this sit- .

uation? ;

Great Bahamian theorists
have, over the years, presented
valuable commentary as to what
are the causes, effects and reme-
dies to this country’s woes.
Some of these ideas were imple-
mented by various governments
and today there is evidence of
success in certain parts of this

_ country.

However, much of this suc-
cess has created an anomaly
within the class structure of this
country. Unfortunately, the
young Bahamian male, a core

‘societal element, has been suc-

cessfully relegated to that of a
pariah within his own country.
What we now have is a nation
that is rapidly expanding with-
out the assistance and contri-

' bution of the Bahamian male

labour force. We how have this
perplexing social dilemma of
“The Disappearing Bahamian”.

The phenomenon of the dis-
appearing Bahamian began

. shortly after the end of the colo-

nial era and it now continues
today. What we are experienc-
ing here is a country whose
male labour force has, over the
past four decades, all but van-
ished. What-has happened is
that the Bahamian male was
first displaced by their female

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counterparts and now, as a com-
pleted measure, they have been
effectively displaced by the for-
eign work force.

The comments made above
concerning this phenomenon
should be carefully analyzed
whereby erroneous conclusions
are not arrived at. This is not

about female or foreigner bash- .

ing but this is about a country
that has never addressed the
devastating psychological effects
of colonization on the men of
this country or the transition
thereof. This is about a country
that was catapulted into an era
of instant communication and
gratification before it was able
to clearly chart its course
through sustainable education-
al and social programmes.
Regrettably, the Bahamas in
the late 1960s was forced to
embrace a world where the
majority of countries’ cultures
were already well defined; while

- they themselves were just stand-

ing on the dawn of self-rule.
They faced a world where vari-
ous schools of thought not only
trained men to exploit global
opportunities; but these men
were also trained in wealth
acquisition and retention...

‘These societies knew that
education, ethics, culture and
commerce were an essential
part of life’s lesson. Sadly most
Bahamian men never had the
chance to develop to this socio-
economical and pragmatic way
of thinking. These attainments
were never arrived at because

' of the fact.that their environ-

ment lacked most of these crit-
ical elements. Fortunately some
of our men found their way to
enlightenment but it is evident
that many more were left
behind.

It is no intention to rehash
crime statistics or other social
problems here but the point is:
no society can discard, remove
or cancel an entire class of its
population without adverse con-
sequence. Generally, our society
believes that the Bahamian

male is unwilling to work or that
they are too ill trained to pro-
duce or contribute. We are in
one breath cancelling them by
not investing in them and in
another breath we call them
thugs or criminals.

For the past four decades we
have not equipped them with
the correct tools (attitude) ‘to
survive in the workplace; then
we wonder why their participa-
tion is almost nonexistent with
regard to positive social contri-
butions.

Besides, should we blame the
foreign labourer who is keen
and wise enough to exploit the
Bahamian labour market with
reckless abandonment? Or do
we blame the employers for the
displacement of the Bahamian
male in the labour market?

Whoever to blame may now
be irrelevant. But what we as a
country must address is how we
managed in four short decades
to successfully lose the male
labour force in this country. We
must once and for all decide
whether we have the time and
resources to put effective sys-
tems into place whereby we can
salvage the Bahamian male. We
must address how to repair the

social damage caused by their

absence.

We need to go back for the
men of this country; we have
let them run amok for too long.

..We have left them destitute and

have decided that they are irrel-
evant. But the truth is we can-
not do without them. Their
presence happens to be a very
significant part of our society;
they are the very ones who,
whether positively or negative-
ly, influence the younger boys in
our neighbourhoods:

So the result has beau:
because of this relegation that
these men have resorted to
involving themselves with the
most revolting of acts. We must
somehow. reverse this social
decay because a lot of Bahami-
ans are convinced that we can
make it with only.a selected few
and nothing can be further from
the Truth.

DWAYNE J HANNA
Nassau
. September 25 2005

A second
opinion on
prostitution

EDITOR, The Tribune

IN recent weeks I read ina
section of the media about
the dismissal of a case
brought against a group of
females in a local night club.
I am not aware what the
charges against them wer-,
but a statement was pub-
lished to the effect that pros-
titution is not a crime in The
Bahamas. I wish through
your newspaper to take issue
with this statement.

In 1951, I attended the
Police Training School in
Nassau and in 1958 IJ attend-

ed the West Riding Detec-

tive Training School in York-
shire. I have also had the
privilege of working with
outstanding Police Officers
in the persons of Messrs
Albert Miller (now Sir
Albert), Stanley Moir and
the late former Commission-
er of Police Mr Salathiel
Thompson. I was well taught
by them and read the laws
of The Bahamas very fre-
quently.

I wish to quote herein the
laws as they relate to prosti-
tution. The titles and section
number may. have changed,
but I am not aware of any
change in the laws and the
interpretation.

Section 136 of The Penal
Code states: Whoever keeps
or manages, or acts, or assists
in the management of a
brothel; being the tenant,
lessee, occupier or person in
charge of any premises,
knowingly permits’ such

premises or any part thereof ‘
to be used as a brothel, or °
for the purposes of habitual
prostitution; being the lessor
or landlord of any premises -
or the agent of such lessor or -
landlord, lets the same or any
part thereof as a brothel.

Section 137 whoever — |
k owingly lives wholly or in
part on the earnings of pros-
titution; in any public place °
persistently solicits or impor-
tunes for immoral purposes.

Section 212 (13) whoever —
loiters or wanders about and |
importunes any passenger _
for the purposes of prostitu-
tion.

Over the decades of my
service as a policeman we |
have made numerous arrests ©
for prostitution and the per-
sons were convicted in the
courts in Nassau and
Freeport.

Most notable was the raid
on a club in the Ardastra
Gardens, which resulted in
the arrests of the manager
and several lewd dancers,
who were all convicted and
sent to prison.

If what the media reported —
is correct I would have °

_.expected.an appeal from the —

Attorney General’s Office
depending on what the
charges are. I also would
wish that the Police Staff .
Association would write and »
give their views on such mat- .
ters.

PAUL THOMESON Sr
Nassau
September 2005




= THE TRIBUNE

Man in
court on

abduction

charges

@ BY NATARIO McKENZIE

A 27-year-old Chippingham man
was brought before the courts yes-
terday on kidnapping and weapons

charges.

Edward Williams allegedly
abducted Deandre Williams on
“Sunday after forcing her into a
pick-up truck.
-' He was also charged with six
‘counts of possession of a firearm

* ‘with the intent to endanger life as
‘well as one count of possession of

ammunition.

’ It is alleged that on Sunday Octo-
‘ber 9, Williams had in his posses-
: ‘sion-a shotgun that had its serial

- number erased.

- Jt was also alleged that he intend-
‘ed to endanger the life of Deandre
-’ Williams, Tiffany Douglas, Neville

Butler, Mark Butler, Delesia

«Knowles and Dan Augabal.

Williams was also allegedly found
- ‘in, possession of two live shotgun

. eat eE eS:

Defence attorney Wayne Munroe
‘ibmitted that the kidnapping :
-‘charge should be quashed as it was ‘}

impossible under Bahamian law for

‘aman to kidnap his own wife.

« -. The prosecutor, sergeant 121
-‘Mackey, objected to bail for

“." He pointed out the seriousness of
“the offences and claimed that the 4

“‘accused might fail to return to court

‘and might interfere with witnesses

“Williams.

--Â¥f he was granted bail.

i Mr Munroe told the court that
“his client was a self-employed
'..father of two sons, one of whom is
16 months old. He added that his
client had recently taken out a bank
“loan for his pool service business.
~“. Mr Munroe claimed that if
‘Williams was denied bail and incar-
‘erated, he would lose his business

~“suggested that taking out sureties
‘on Mr Williams would ensure that

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS

Student named Miss
Bahamas World 2005

THE 18-YEAR-old selected as Miss
Bahamas World 2005 has said that she
intends to portray the Bahamas as more
than just sun, sea and sand.

At a press conference at the British
Colonial Hilton hotel yesterday, Ordain
Moss-was named as the new pageant
queen by Michelle Malcom, president of
the Miss Bahamas Organisation (MBO).

Ms Moss was chosen by MBO during
a private screening held last month.

According to Ms Malcom, the eight
contestants who participated in the
screening were all interviewed by a pan-
el of judges and were required to model
swimwear.

She said that Ms Moss “blew us away
with her beauty and charm and of course
her physical beauty, and am sure that
she is going to make us proud.”

“She is now vigorously preparing to
compete in the world’s largest beauty
contest, which is set for Sanya, China
on December 10,” she said.

Ms Moss said winning the title was an
overwhelming experience.

“By doing so, I became the fourth
national beauty queen in my family, and
I couldn’t be prouder to continue that
trend. I couldn’t be happier with myself
‘or prouder of myself,” she said.

When asked what comments she plans
to make about the Bahamas during the
competition, Ms Moss said she will say:
“That my country is the best country .
you can visit; we have everything, not
just sun, sand and sea.”

Ms Moss said that in order to prepare
for the month-long contest, she is doing
more than just dieting and exercising.
“I believe that mental preparation is
most important and that i is what J am .

- doing,” she said.

The Bahamian public i is being called
on to assist Ms Moss in her quest to
make the Miss World finals.

The Miss World Organisation has
announced that it is introducing a new
voting system for the contest. ;



ORDAIN Moss, Miss Bahamas World 2005



DAVID Kelly

Second
$50,000
donation
to cancer
charity

DAVID Kelly presented
another $50,000 cheque to Can-
cer Society of the Bahamas
president Judy Ward Carter
during the official opening of
the Society’s new Cancer Car-
ing Centre on East Terrace.

’ The owner of Kelly’s Home
Centre said: “Last year, I gave
$50,000 with the challenge that
if another $100,000 was raised, |
would give another $50,000. We
didn’t quite make this goal. The '
initial $50,000 that Nancy (Kel-
ly) and I gave paid for one of
the rooms in this facility.

“Today, I happily give anoth-
er gift of $50,000. This time, the
gift is from Kelly’s Home Cen-
tre, Limited. With this second
gift, we hope to inspire others to
give as this centre still needs a
great deal of money for paying
off its loans, probably from that
other donor,” he said.

“We appeal to our Bahamian
community to please give to this
worthy project. Remember, no
gift is too small and every little

~and go into default on his loan. He

‘he returned to court.

’<' Mr Munroe said that he would
-“personally take a surety out for the

tai

“accused.

Williams was remanded into

police custody yesterday and willbe |: ©
-‘brought'to Court '13 Nassau Street f°

4 ie aey as the matter'continues.

Global audiences will be required to
cast votes to determine the winner of
‘Miss World Northern Europe, Miss
World Southern Europe, Miss World
Asia Pacific, Miss World Africa, Miss
World Americas, Miss World Caribbean
and the overall winner of the Miss World
2005 competition during six “Vote For
Me” TV specials.

number for worldwide SMS voting.

Each contestant will be ‘allocated‘a’~”

These numbers will be prominently dis-
played on television and in other media,
and members of the public will be able to

: “text” votes in on their mobile phones.

Viewers may vote for two contestants
from their continent to go through to
the Miss World Continental Finals,
although there is no limit on-the, number,;,
of votes each person may cast..

With 115 contestants undertaking a.

month-long tour of China to compete

TV SCHEDULE

for this year’s title, Ms Moss is confi-
dent that she can win.

“Its not about age,” she said. “I am
confident in myself and age has noth-
ing to do with it.”

Ms Moss is.currently a student and
assistant instructor at Yodephy Dance

and Modeling Academy. She.has never,., : ‘
-entered such ashigh. profile competition: |:
before. She.is scheduled to leave for d

China on November 9.



bit helps. Also remember, can-
cer can strike anyone,” Mr Kel-
ly said.

Volunteers are welcome to
train and assist at the new cen-
tre.

For more information call

242-323-4482, 324-4441 or log

on, to cancersociety@coral-
wave.com or. www.canicersoci-
etybahamas.org. ,

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- from three to 12
years on appeal

| Ml By FELICITY INGRAHAM

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Court of Appeal has

, extended the sentence of Dou-
‘ glas Taylor from three to 12

years for the attempted murder
of Juan Ferguson.

Yesterday the court rejected
arguments against the convic-
tion of Taylor. On July 28 this
year, a,jury found him guilty of
the crime, and on August 15,
Supreme Court Justice Jon

Isaacs sentenced him to three °

years in prison.
During the trial, the jury

: heard that Taylor and his broth-
er, Hilton, went to a party at

Goodman’s Bay beach. Taylor

: was serving as the party’s DJ.

They heard that an argument

. ensued over the type of music
‘ being played.

Taylor told police that bottles

, were being hurled at him and
_ his brother, and he went into his
' truck to get his shotgun.

He said that his brother. took
the shotgun out of his hand,

while a group of men was con- .

‘ verging on them.

One man, he said, got into a
struggle with his brother. He
told police that the shotgun fell
: and went off.

' However, witnesses told
‘police that Taylor pumped the
gun twice and fired it into the
crowd.
Shakina Curtis Rolle and
Juan Ferguson were injured
. during the incident on May 12
‘2002. Taylor was charged with
. the attempted murder of Fer-
guson.
Ms Rolle never turned up
, during the trial, and the charges
| were dropped with respect to
‘her initial complaint.
In the case of Juan Ferguson,
Hilton Taylor was acquitted

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while Douglas was convicted.
Half of Mr Ferguson’s face

_was mutilated by the shot from
‘the 12-gauge weapon.

Mr Ferguson suffered “mas-
sive” facial injuries which
included the loss of portions of
his upper and lower jaw, and
part of his tongue. The injuries
were so bad that nurses ran
away from the victim when they
first saw him.

The arguments on behalf of
Taylor were put forward yes-
terday by attorney Murrio
Ducille. But judges dismissed
Mr Ducille’s arguments.

The court also heard argu-
ments by Cheryl Bethel and
Gwaine Ward of the attorney
general’s office on the length of

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“The (days of relatively inex-
pensive energy) are behind us
and we're now dealing with a

very different environment...We —

all need to be more thoughtful in
how we use energy.”

- US Energy Secretary
Samuel Bodman

\ \ HILE State Finance
Minister James

Smith argues for alternative
fuels and greater efficiency to
tackle rising energy costs, Vin-
cent Coleby, chairman of a gov-
ernment advisory panel, wants
to make petroleum cheaper for
Bahamians.

But according to Minister
Smith, cutting gasoline taxes is
“off the table”. And cutting
retail and wholesale margins
will simply postpone hard choic-
es that the country has to make.

Mr Coleby’s Petroleum
Usage Review Committee was
appointed in June to look at
margins, transport costs, royal-
ties and rentals in the local fuel
industry.

At a College of the Bahamas
panel discussion last week, Mr
Coleby said we could get lower
prices by subscribing to Petro-
Caribe — a regional political

and trade pact proposed by |

Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez.
PetroCaribe offers oil on
easy credit terms to regional
governments in return for
“political solidarity”. The sav-

ings are supposed to come from -

cutting out middlemen — the
regional traders who coordinate
fuel deliveries to local distribu-
tors — and shipping fuel at cost.

But although Mr Coleby
denied that signing on to Petro-
Caribe would eliminate Shell,
Esso and Texaco from the
Bahamas or the region, he said
the committee did want to
restructure the local fuel indus-
try.

“Ninety per cent of our fuel
comes from Venezuela now and
has done for the past 50 years,
so there will be no change in
quality.or source,” he said. “We
seek: to.make Shell, Texaco and
- Esso partners in bringing the
price of fuel down.” |

Mr Coleby dismissed the
geopolitical risks of joining the

Venezuelans in an overtly anti-
American political-and trade
pact as mere “scare tactics.”

“So what if the US penalises
us. We have to stand on our
own feet, and pay our own way,
and do what is best for us.”

Garnet Dawkins, a Shell
dealer for 19 years, agreed: “We
have to frame our policies to
benefit us. The whole industry
needs to be overhauled and
PetroCaribe is the best way.
Retailing is supposed to be
reserved for Bahamians, but
most gas stations are now
owned by multinationals. We
need to own the stations,” he
told the meeting.

But other panellists were not
so sure.

( OB lecturer Rupert

Pinder said oil should
be paid for out of current rev-
enues, not future cash flow:
“Most countries that signed
onto PetroCaribe can pay with
commodities like bananas or
sugar, so it makes more sense
for them.”

Hotel association chief Earl
Bethel admitted that most hotel
earnings this year had been eat-
en up by rising utility costs. But
he preferred to see additional
incentives for energy-efficient
equipment — including vehi-
cles and alternative fuels — on
top of the recent elimination of
duty on solar panels. He also
called for easier bank lending
policies for these items.

“Why don’t we have a
national energy policy?” he
asked. “Government must lead
by example.”

Small Business Association
chief Marlon Johnson told the
meeting that gas prices adjusted
for inflation were no higher now
than they were in 1981:

“T recall when we had to buy
locks for our gas tanks in the
1970s,” he said. “We can’t con-
trol the world. We need a medi-
um-term focus at the national
level. And we need a compre-

. hensive energy policy.”..
. “Higher. fuel prices may be...

better in the long run because.
they will encourage fuel effi-
ciency. We should discourage
the use of fossil

fuels, and promote energy



efficiency and the use of alter-
native fuels. This debate should
not be about cheap gas.”

Mr Johnson pointed out that
the price of gas in the Bahamas
is lower than in many other
countries, especially in Europe:
“And it is disingenuous for gov-
ernment ministers to talk inces-
santly about price when they
could cut their gas tax ata
stroke.”

He suggested several planke
for a national energy policy,

including adjusting tariffs on

large and small vehicles; subsi-



urban design so we don’t have
to drive for every basic necessi-
ty. ‘

; “We should do an energy
audit on BEC,” he declared to
much applause from the stand-
ing-room-only audience. “It is
the inefficient state bureaucracy
that prevents us from saving on
energy. We can’t control the
world but we can control our
use of energy.

“We are using a sledgeham-
mer to kill an ant . The market
will correct

itself, so why let short-term



The voluntary contributions
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to support the lifestyles of
wealthy preachers, the
expensive clothing and cars
they buy, the lack of worker
productivity, the careless
reproduction of unwanted and
uncared for children, the
studied indolence of the boys
on the block — they all point
to a culture of irresponsibility
and self-indulgence.



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solar power and raising the duty
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shocks affect our long-term
view,” Mr Johnson said.

Esso dealer Oswald Moore
argued that lower prices with
strings.attached ‘will only mort-
gage our future: “Jamaica and
Barbados have state energy cor-
porations now and their gaso-
line prices are higher than ours.
Are we going to control mar-
gins in other industries when-
ever prices go up?”

But independent MP Pierre

‘ Dupuch said the country should

take the low-interest credits
offered by PetroCaribe and run:

“Maybe oil is being used as a
weapon by Venezuela, but the
US is using free trade as a
weapon too,” he said.

Poverty in The Bahamas:

‘OF of the ostensible
goals of PetroCaribe

is to fund social programmes
around the region. Supporters
say the deal will free up cash
for anti-poverty projects at a
time of high oil prices.

Well, the Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey was pre-
sented at the opening of parlia-
ment last week, making it a
public document four years
after it was compiled.

The 250-page report contains
much analysis of Bahamian
social conditions. Here’s an

‘excerpt from.an article Tough

Call wrote about this study a
year ago:

With the support of interna-
tional agencies, the government

_is pushing a range of social pro-

grammes that include expanded
NIB benefits, national health

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insurance, a broad-based con-
sumption tax, and a state pen-
sion scheme.

And that’s just what we
know about so far.

Many of us have the view
that although the country is
awash with great wealth (much
of it inherited), this is not being
shared around and most
Bahamians are deprived of
opportunity and forced to live in
grinding poverty. But this is a
distortion of reality.

Poverty is not simply a mea-
sure of inequality between those
who are well off and those who
are less well off. Social scien-
tists point to a much deeper set
of deprivations.

S oO what exactly is pover-
ty?

Aid groups say it means peo-
ple who live on less than one
or two dollars a day, which

- applies to about 20 per cent of

the world’s population. Rich
countries (in thé OECD) define
it as those who live on less than
half of a country’s median
household income.

But according to the World .

Bank, “Poverty is hunger and
lack of shelter. Poverty is being
sick and not able to see a doc-
tor. Poverty is not having access
to school and not knowing how
to read. Poverty is not having
a job and living one day at a
time...poverty is powerlessness
and lack of representation.”

We doubt if there are many
Bahamians who fall into these
dismal categories. Although
there are clearly different levels:
of income, very few Bahamians
are unable to help themselves
or to get help.

The voluntary contributions
that low-income people make
to support the lifestyles of
wealthy preachers, the expen-
sive clothing and cars they buy,
the lack of worker productivity,
the careless reproduction of
unwanted and uncared for chil-
dren, the studied indolence of
the boys on the block — they all
point to a culture of irresponsi-
bility and self-indulgence.

And even in our current
economy, there are already lots
of benefits for low income earn-
ers. In addition to handouts for

‘the lower middle class like

scholarships, mortgages and
small business loans that are
rarely repaid, there are the
National Insurance benefits that
are justifiably skewed towards
low income earners. Not to
mention our massive public
health and education systems.
At the most basic level, our
social safety net includes food
stamps, day-care, routine med-
ical care, school lunches and
uniforms, housing subsidies and
work relief — all administered

“by the Department of Social

Services. And this does not even

_ take account of the various

charities and service organisa-
tions whose members con-
tribute so much time and mon-

ey.

| hree years ago, a gov-
ernment study shed”

light on the living conditions of
Bahamian families for the first
time, after interviewing some
2000 householders around the
country. The level of absolute
poverty was defined for the first
time in our history.
Surprisingly to some, the
main conclusion drawn was that
there was very little real povery-
ty in the Bahamas. And the
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are relatively easy to address.<

Poverty in the Bahamas was
found to be less than in Barba-
dos (with about the same size
economy) and.also less than in
the United States (with its much
larger economy).

To determine this, the study
calculated the least amount of
money needed to satisfy basic
needs — and then looked at corj-
sumption patterns to set a
national poverty rate of 9.3 per
cent (or about 28,000 people —
half of which are children).

Almost half of these very
poor households are headed by
single women, supporting five
or more dependents. They rent
substandard houses — less than
half have piped water and about
a third have no proper toilets.

As one would expect, pro-
portionally more poor people
live on the sparsely-settled
southern islands, where there
are few public services and little
to do. Many eke out a tradi-
tional subsistence living, and
there are more children and
elderly for each working per-
son.

According to the study, it ©
would take $24 million a year to
eliminate poverty in the
Bahamas; about what we spend
now on the Department of
Social Services. That’s because
the poverty gap — or average

‘shortfall of a poor person from

the poverty line — is only about
$81 a year.

But subsidies alone won’t
remove the differences in liv-
ing conditions or other depri-
vations. The real keys to pover-
ty reduction, the study says, are
education and employment.
And many analysts think these
are better addressed without
more government intervention.

Economists ‘say better edu-
cation will raise the productivyi-
ty of some unskilled workers
and increase the scarcity of the

- rest, raising incomes in both cas-

es. :
According to the study,:a
strong link exists between the
level of education and the like-
lihood of. being. poor...About
half of Bahamians with only an
elementary education are.poor,
while less than two per cent-of
those with a college education
are. :

M=« economists agree
that individuals cre-

ate wealth, not governments.
But our government wastes
hundreds of millions of dollars a
year on state enterprises that
are either complete disasters
(like the post office, ZNS and
Bahamasair) or that could be
much more effective and prof-
itable if they were left to the
private sector (like BTC and
BEC).

According to some analysts,
the Bahamas is at a critical junc-
ture and needs to get it right
economically or face serious
decline. And economic decline
would mean a lot more poor
people.

Our Gross Domestic, Product
(the value of our economic out-
put) is about $5 billion and our
population is about 300,000,
producing a per capita GDP of
$16,000. If we want to grow this
income, we have two basic
choices: either produce mote;

‘or cut the population.

The government already
spends more than $235 million a
year on social services and pub-
lic health, education and hous-
ing (and has been doing so for
decades). How effective is this
spending? Are we getting value
for money?

Look at education. There are
about 50,000 students in 147
public and 47 private schools,
but exam results show a serious
imbalance between the public
and private sectors. More than
half of all students in private
schools get good BGCSE
grades compared to only about
a quarter of public school stu-
dents.

The living conditions study
suggests several possible causes
for this...teachers, school envi-
ronment, access to supplies, and
readiness of the students them-
selves. We have to determine
which is more potent — and set
about making the necessary
changes... not simply spending
more money.

As one observer put it:
“Teachers, supplies etc, can
make a difference. But the stu-
dent's home environment is
probably the strongest factor.

“If we had self-respect, we
wouldn't accept negligence as
the norm, and lack of account-
ability as the solution.”

What do you think?

Send comments to larry@tri-
bunemedia.net. Or visit
www.bahamapundit.com
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 7





Laid off staff

to become

shareholders
in company |

i BY DENISE MAYCOCK
- Tribune Freeport Reporter

“: FREEPORT - Long-time
“Coral Beach Hotel workers who
recently lost their jobs are on
their way to becoming share-
holders in a company that will
‘provide various services at the
resort.
‘« About 15 workers were laid
off two weeks ago when the
resort ended its contract with
several private independent
“ companies. ;
‘» Lloyd Cooper, second vice-
» president of the Bahamas Hotel
Catering Allied Workers
Union, said the union was able
“to negotiate a very satisfactory

severance package for the
workers.

All the workers in question
had been employed at the resort
for between seven and 24 years.

Rehiring

Mr Cooper said that Coral
Beach Hotel board chairman
Bruno Rufa has agreed to
rehire security, housekeeping,
kitchen and bar staff under a
contract with a new company
formed by some of the former
workers.

“They will now not only be

‘workers at the resort, but share-

holders in a company contract-

ed by the resort,” said Mr
Cooper.

“So, the security guards,
maids and cleaners, bar and
cooking staff will remain at the
property and be their own
employer,” he explained.

Mr Cooper said the agree-
ment does not include the front

desk and accounts department.

“We are going to officially

form (the) company on Tues-
day and we expect to meet with
workers this week about elect-
ing a board of directors.
' “At the end of year when a
profit is made it belongs to the
shareholder and this is what you
call empowerment of the small
man,” he said.

New warehouse facilities
aim to improve service -

-. THIS week Burns House
Limited will press into service
new and modernised warehouse
facilities and operations
designed to improve overall cus-
_ tomer service.

' The warehouse operation has
been re-located from the old
facilities at the rear of Burns
, House’s retail store and offices
at John F Kennedy Drive and
Bethell Avenue west, to the
. More spacious and accessible
‘Butler and Sands site opposite
_the Ministry of Works adminis-

. tration building.
’ Dennis Hanna, Burns House

Group warehouse manager,

“said that the old BHL location
_ meant that trucks loading,
unloading, entering and leaving

Marine returns

~ from security

training

LEADING Seaman David °

Fernander, a junior non-com-
missioned officer of the Royal
‘Bahamas Defence Force, has
returned home following the
» successful completion of an

eight-week port security course
- in Yorktown, Virginia.

The training was sponsored
by the American Embassy by
way of the International Mili-
tary Education Training
(IMET) scheme, through which
a large number of officers and
enlisted personnel of the
Defence Force have trained
over the years.

The first five weeks of train-
ing was spent in a classroom set-
ting, where students were
exposed to subjects such as
marine safety, the history and
tactics of port security and lead-
.ership.

One week was spent under-
going practical sessions, which
included defensive and weapons
techniques, searching, identify-
ing bombs and explosive
devices and countermeasures
against terrorism.

In the final stage, participants
had to prove their familiarity
and proficiency with a number
of small arms.k

the warehouse caused constant
traffic congestion in the area.
“A huge problem also existed
because the customer service
area was located in the main
BHL building on the second

floor, separated from the ware-

house, and as a result we
received constant complaints
from our pick-up customers if
they had to make. adjustments
to their orders,” he said.

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Youngsters recognised
for entrepreneurism

A GROUP of 14 youngsters
from the Farm Road commu-
nity were awarded National
Foundation for Teaching
entrepreneurship certificates
during ceremonies at the
prime minister’s office on Fri-

day.
Participants in the Farm
Road Urban Renewal

(FRUR) summer business
programme, the youngsters
were recognised by the foun-
dation and the international
financial management compa-
ny Merrill Lynch for success-
fully completing the investing
component of the programme.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie commended FRUR’s

co-ordinator ASP Stephen

Dean and his team for “the
sustained work they are doing
in empowering our young peo-

Po ple to believe in themselves”.

“I truly believe this is the
right approach we are taking -

exposing young Bahamians to
all these important issues that
will enable them to have a
start in life that they can build
upon and truly use it for the
benefit of themselves and their
families,” he said.

Tutors included certified
entrepreneurship teacher Ray-
mond Oriakhi, formerly with
the College of the Bahamas,
and officers'Natasha Williams
and Stacy Capron.

“We knew the Urban

Renewal Programme would

have far reaching effect on the
people of the various areas
where it is based,” said Mr
Christie. “So it is a wonderful
development to see that these
young people: have been
exposed to the principles
involved in taking care of
themselves through life, under-

' Standing and being exposed to

the principles of saving, invest-
ing, managing money, and

being able to, most important-
ly, connect the use of money to
their own well being.”

The prime minister
observed that only three boys
were in the graduating group.

“This is an extraordinary
challenge to our country,” Mr
Christie said. “I am mandat-
ing, as forceful as I can, you
in the urban renewal offices,
to look at this phenomenon
where at every certificate pre-
sentation, the good prepon-
derance of persons receiving
certificates are females.

“Our country cannot con-
tinue with this. And the way

- we must wage battle is at the

beginning of the lives of these
youngsters. The way forward
for us is to be more aggres-
sively committed to ensuring
that our young men are able to
see the importance (of acade-
mic pursuit) as do our young
women.”

Hilton donates infant care equipment
to Princess Margaret Hospital

THE British Colonial
Hilton, in partnership with the
Kiwanis Club of Nassau, has
donated a new state of the art
Drager Medical Infant

Warmer to the children’s ward
of Princess Margaret Hospital.

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the body temperature of

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Religious freedom — Rastafarians
and attitudes in the Bahamas

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ELL me how

come...” begins a
widely popular reggae song by
the group Morgan Heritage,
‘...8o many people still ‘a fight
Rasta’.”

This song, as well as count-
less others, laments the woes of
Rastafarians, whose religion, or
more accurately spiritual way

of life (or ‘livity’), has for many
years been the subject of deri-
sion and criticism throughout
the world and, as seems strange
to some, throughout the
Caribbean.

The paradox of such a nega-
tive outlook on this religion is
that the image of the Rasta and
the red, gold and green of the
Ethiopian flag have now been

commercially usurped and used
to market the Caribbean’s
tourist product.

Every craft market across the
region displays t-shirts, key-
chains and a seemingly infinite
array of other, merchandise
bearing the i iconic image of the
Rasta.

Also, in Europe, America
and Asia, Rasta has become



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likes of Christian Dior releas-
ing a Rasta collection and reg-
gae dominating the pop charts
in Germany.

Yet, in many Caribbean ©

countries, including the
Bahamas, Rastafarians are gen-

‘erally viewed with suspicion and

contempt, and their faith often

. ridiculed.

Although the extreme irony
of this situation should be read-
ily apparent, it is beyond the
scope of this article to fully
explain the concepts inherent
in the Rastafarian faith.

Several books are available
on the subject or, alternatively,
one may find it enlightening to
just sit and “reason” with an
adherent. Amnesty Interna-
tional does believe in and
endorses the concept of reli-

gious tolerance and how a tol- ©

erant society is truly beneficial
to everyone.

The Universal Declaration of
Human Rights states in its first



community with others and in
public or private, to manifest
his religion or belief in teach-
ing, practice, worship and obser-
vance.”

As globalisation brings those
of varying ethnic backgrounds
and religions into closer contact
with one another, it is increas-
ingly important that those soci-



As globalisation brings those
of varying ethnic backgrounds
and religions into closer
contact with one another, it is
increasingly important that
those societies which claim to

be truly free and democratic

strive to protect the rights of
the individual to worship, or
indeed not worship, as he or
she pleases providing that
their method of worship does
not infringe upon the —— of

any other individual.







and second articles that “All”

human beings are born free and
with dignity...and are entitled

to the rights subsequently out-

lined without exception”.

It further states clearly in
Article 18 that “Everyone has
the right to freedom of thought,
conscience and religion; this
right includes freedom to
change his religion or belief,
and freedom, either alone or in

eties which claim to be truly
free and democratic strive to
protect the rights of the indi-
vidual to worship, or indeed not
worship, as he or she pleases
providing that their method of
worship does not infringe upon
the rights of any. other individ-

ual.

Several of the world’s more
stable democracies, such as

those of the United States,

France and England, have and
continue to struggle internally
with the delicate balance of

respecting the rights of all indi-

viduals, yet remaining true to
the traditional religion and cul-
ture of the country.

The banning of prayer and
religious symbols from the
American public sphere or the
more recent ban on head-
scarves and other overtly, reli-
gious symbols from French pub-
lic schools are some examples of
these societies trying to ensure
that, while religion remains the
protected right of an individual,
no one religion is promoted
above others in the public arena
at the risk of disenfranchising
state citizens that choose to
worship differently, if at all.

‘Here in the Bahamas, we
often describe ourselves as
being a ‘Christian Nation’ which
can conceptually be a beautiful
thing. However, it is also impor-
tant that we remember that we
are first and foremost a democ-
ratic, as opposed to a theocrat-
ic, nation. Unlike the fallen Tal-
iban regime of Afghanistan, the
Bahamas cannot and should not
legislate faith and hold one reli-
gion above all others.

The separation of church and
state in liberal democracies
ensures.that all citizens’ are
freed from the possibility of one

_teligion’s dogma, which citizens

have every right to peacefully
oppose, being used to deter-
mine how they live their indi-
vidual lives.

Religion is a very personal
relationship between an indi-
vidual and his/her creator and it
should remain within the realm
of personal choice and should
never be, or be seen to be, pup
licly legislated.

Bahamians must appreciate
religious freedom and that
treading on one religion’s
beliefs, treads on all religious
freedoms.

At the very least, we need to

“acknowledge publicly that’ the

Bahamas is no longer a hége-
monous society: That it consists
of multiple religions and bélief
systems that we all as Bahami-
ans have a right to practise with-
out fear of disenfranchisement.

‘Amnesty International has
more than 1.5 million members,
supporters and subscribers in
more than 150 countries, includ-
ing the Bahamas. For more
information about this volunteer
group please call the local chap-
ter at 327-0807 or visit www.
amnesty.org. és

48th industrial deal is
signed by government

@ By Bahamas Information
‘Services



THE industrial agreement for
workers at the Lighthouse
Beach and Yacht. Club in
Andros was the 48th labour
deal signed by Vincent Peet
since he became Minister of
Labout.

Representatives of the Light-
house Club, the Hotel Corpo-
ration of the Bahamas and the
Bahamas Hotei Catering and
Allied Workers Union signed
the three-year contract on Fri-
day, October 7 at the Radisson
Cable Resort.

The agreement, which took
two years to be concluded, pro-

vides for salary increases for 14
permanent workers .and eight
part-time workers. It also pro-
vides for improvements in
working conditions, and sets out
terms and conditions under
which workers and manage-
ment are to communicate.

Hotel Corporation chairman
Mr Smith said the industrial
agreement is significant, not just
because of what it will accom-
plish for the workers at the
Lighthouse Club.

“Some of you would have
heard that the Hotel Corpora-
tion and the government of the
Bahamas is very engaged,
presently, in negotiating a major
development in and around the

Montessorians

Fresh Creek area with the
Lighthouse Club being the cen-
terpiece of what would be a
major touristic golf course,

* marinas, hotels, timeshares, res-

idential community that would
spring. board the economy of
Andros, enabling it to become
the tremendous potential that
it can,” he said.

“I believe that what we are
doing today would place this
union in a position so that when
that major development is
brought to fruition, the union
would be in a place (for) those
who would inherit the property
of the Lighthouse Club and
would be the catalyst to cause’
the growth to occur,” he said.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 9



what led to the situation, it is vital that

planned to give Bahamians greater access

Investigation | N ational Trust wetland area damaged

into speedboat
death is set
to reopen

FROM page one

“Due process was done, and the Gallaghers were allowed to
bring in who they wanted,” he said.

“Now they appear to not be satisfied with the findings of the case
and I think they went all the way to the UK parliament. But we
have been co-operating with them extensively.”

Mr Ferguson said the family was now making demands of the
Bahamas government. However, he didn’t want to say what those
demands were.

“But I’m sure if anyone with the UK police is here to do some
work they will be in touch with the Attorney General’s Office,” he
said. “But at this point I’m not aware of anyone here at this time.”

Family

According to official reports, on August 15, 2002, the family, who
had been staying at Atlantis, were sitting on Cabbage Beach near
a lifeguard tower when a speedboat pulling an inflatable banana
float lost control and sped on to the sand.

Paul, the son, was asleep on a deckchair when the boat left the
water and landed on the beach. The child received head injuries
from which he died five days later. So far no-one has been prose-
cuted in connection with the incident. i

According to Atlantis vice-president of public relations Ed

. Fields, because this is an ongoing matter, Atlantis will “refrain
from commenting.”

Yesterday, director of public prosecutions Bernard Turner said
investigations will be continued into the matter.

“As with any death, we are always considering further investi-
gation if there is any reason to continue. So yes, it will be reopened,”
he said.

. . Mr Turner said the decision stemmed from a coroner’s inquest in
-Bromley, UK, last year which returned an open verdict amid accu-

sations that the boat was being recklessly operated and that four
lifeguards failed to alert holidaymakers that the 200hp craft was
“careening out of control.

Mr Turner said that, based on this, the UK felt there was reason

to continue the investigation.

Local lawyer’s d
is called to th

_ JUSTINE Aissa Cleare
-was called to the Bar on Fri-
day September 30.

-.. Ms Cleare was called to
‘the Bar of England and

Wales as a member of the
-Honourable Society of Lin-
-coln's Inn in July of 2005.

She attended St Andrews
High School in Nassau and
Havergal college in Toronto,
-Canada. Ms Cleare graduat-

“ed from the University of
‘Western Ontario in Canada
with a bachelor's degree in
history. She read law at the

University of Reading in the

UK and graduated with an

LLB degree.

Ms Cleare is presently pur-
suing a masters degree in law
at the University of London.
She is the daughter of Attor-
ney H Campbell Cleare Il, a
senior partner at Mckinney
Bancroft and Hughes, and
his wife Sharon.

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FROM page one

there that can be hers.

“You have an area that is BEC’S prop-
erty reserved for its high tension wires
and beyond that is the pond, so really she
has been given permission to clear the
pond. I feel sorry for her, she has been
told that she has land,” he said.

Mr Carey said that obviously there has
been poor administration of land.

However, he said that regardless of

the Trust protects the area.

“We have so few wetlands left — only a
microcosm of what used to be here and we
all need to work together to protect what
is left.”

Mr Carey said that hopefully the
government can work to resolve the
issue.

“Maybe we can find a way to get her
another piece of property, somewhere
else,” he said.

The Trust recently announced that it:

to the national parks. |

Mr Carey noted that this will include
the Wilson and Harold Pond site.

He explained that as the Trust prepares
trails and access it might have to go in
and clear some invasive species. He
promised the public that everything the
workers do will be done with public
knowledge.

The Tribune was unable to reach the
Department of Lands and Survey for com-
ment yesterday afternoon.






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THREE new vehicles commissioned by the Royal Bahamas Police Force Fire Services Branch.
Two will be stationed in New Providence and one in Grand Bahama

New fire trucks
commissioned

THE Fire Services Branch of The visit was part of the
the: Royal Bahamas Police Force branch’s community outreach
has commissioned three new fire programme, which aims to



a POLICE Commissioner Paul Farquharson inspects the three new fire trucks.

trucks to update its existing fleet.

One of the trucks is bound
for Grand Bahama and the oth-
er two will be put to use in New
Providence.

Before the trucks went into’

servicé, Fire. Services officers
took the opportunity to allow

increase the public’s awareness
of fire safety.

A Fire Services senior officer
explained that as children often
get a “thrill” from fire trucks,
the branch never misses an
opportunity to allow them to
tour its vehicles, try on fire hats

the children of Funshine Acad- and jackets, and even ride the
emy to tour the vehicles. trucks.



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Firm seeks to bring movie
butor to the Bahamas

Financial provider to earn $100-$1 50k in
net revenue from Pirates of the Caribbean

distri

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Bahamian financial services provider yes-
terday said it was in talks to attract a





movie distribution company to locate in

this nation, as part of its strategy to devel- ,
op a niche in exploiting potential ties
between its industry and movie production in the Bahamas.
Owen Bethel, president of the Montaque Group, said his
company expected to earn between $100,000-$150,000 in
net revenues over a seven-to-eight month period by acting
as payroll agent and financial adviser to the Disney sub-
sidiary that was producing the Pirates of the Caribbean II
and IIT sequels at the Bahamas Film Studios in Grand

Bahama.

~ Describing those net revenues as “significant for that
period” of time, Mr Bethel said his group’s.involvement in
the developing film production industry in the Bahamas
underscored how Bahamian financial services companies
and other service providers could benefit from becoming

part of its growth.

He added that apart from work for Disney’s Second
Mate Production subsidiary, his group’s Montaque Secu-
tities International had provided similar services to earli-

- er films shot in the Bahamas, such as MGM’s Into The Blue
and Three, which was filmed on Eleuthera.

- Mr Bethel said: “We started out simply producing advice
on the corporate structures and regulatory processes
required for movie production in this country.

“Other functions were actually outsourced until MGM

twisted our arm to also provide all the additional local trea-
sury functions during their production of Into the Blue,

Betty K in appeal win

rs By NEIL HARTNELL
~ Tribune Business Editor

: BETTY K Agencies, the Nas-
sau-baséd shipping and freight:
company, has wow ‘tts-appeal-

against an $8,0U0 award it was
ordered to pay to a former secu-

rity guard, with the Court of

Appeal slamming the Industrial
Tribunal for “a wholly erro-
neous approach”.

In allowing Betty K’s appeal,
the Court of Appeal reduced
the amount awarded to Harri-
son Nairn to $4,000 from $8,000,
after the latter had brought a
wrongful dismissal case before
the Industrial Tribunal.

According to the judgement,
Mr Nairn was injured in an acci-
dent at his place of work on
May 10, 2002, in an incident
with a Mrs Eleanor McKenzie.

*

However, the accident was not,

the fault of Betty K Agencies.
A doctor gave the prognosis

that Mr Nairn would be off.

work for “at least four months”,

so Betty K wrote to-him on July :

8, 2002, saying it had consid-
ered all the medical reports,
which found he “will not be
capable of performing the
duties of security officer as pre-
scribed in your job description”.

Betty K’s letter then termi-
nated Mr Nairn’s employment
from July 29, 2002.

The Court of Appeal said he
had been paid his normal wages
from that date of that accident
to July 29, and Mr Nairn then
received what was due to him
under the Employment Act in

SEE page 5B

DHHS: billing change
will not increase cost

DOCTORS Hospital Health
Systems (DHHS) said there
will be no net price increase
for patients despite making
changes to enhance its billing
practices, with health insurance
companies not having to adjust
any premium rates.

In a statement, the BISX-list-
éd healthcare provider said |

there would be no increase in

the total charge on bills,
although prices in various cat-
egories of service would be
modified.. When charges
increased in one area, there
would be corresponding reduc-

tions in others, resulting in not .

changes to the total bill.

SEE page 2B

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i By NEIL HARTNELL |
Tribune Business Editor

A NOTICE Jnvteday? s- Tribune Business
Lanne that Leadenhall Bank & Trust has
been. placed into voluntary liquidation by its
shareholders.

The notice said the Nassau-based bank’s
shareholders passed a voluntary winding-
up resolution last week, with accountant
Craig A. Gomez, of Gomez Partners & Co,
appointed as the liquidator. Mr Gomez was
yesterday said to. be out of office until next
Monday when The Tribune called seeking
comment.

The liquidation confirmation is unlikely to
surprise anyone in the financial services
industry, especially given that Tribune Busi-
ness last week revealed that Leadenhall’s
shareholders were meeting to mull options
for the institution’s future, with liquidation
the likely outcome.

Tribune Business also understands that °








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which was shot on location in Nassau last year. It was
their ongoing recommendation of our service to the other |
_ production companies that has basically given us a boost

in the industry.”

Although devising corporate structures for film pro-
duction was more oriented towards lawyers, Mr Bethel told
The Tribune that apart from handling payroll and treasury
functions, there were further “spillovers” for Bahamian

financial services providers.

Pointing to the fact that one of the main actors in the
-Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Johnny Depp, had bought
an island in the Bahamas, Mr Bethel said: “The spillover.
in providing personal financial services for these individ- ,

uals is certainly there.”

_ He added'that Montaque was talking to a a film distrib-
utor about either relocating or basing a subsidiary in Nas-
sau to take advantage of this nation’s tax regime, with no

income, capital gains or dividends taxes.

“If the owner of the movie is here and distributes that
worldwide, there are no taxes involved, so the company
. gets the benefit, ”.Mr Bethel said.

To attract such companies, he added that it was essen-
tial that the Bahamas make its intellectual property rights

SEE page 4B

‘Stop selling
our birthright’

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIANS must “stop
selling our birthright” for foreign
investors to exploit and work out
how to use this nation’s greatest
asset, its “pristine environment”,
for their economic and entrepre-
neurial benefit, a leading attor-
ney has urged.

Fred Smith, the attorney for

‘the Save Guana Cay Reef Asso-
ciation, said Bahamians had to
become more involved in joint
investment ventures, but were
being held back by exchange con-
trols that prevented them from
accessing the “cheap money”
available to foreign investors on "
the international market. .

He added: “Our pristine envi-
ronment is‘a treasure; it is the
resource we give to others to
come to exploit. All we do is sell
our birthright for other people to
sell.

“We can have environmentally
sustainable development, but a
lot ‘more Bahamians must
become involved in development
joint ventures. Bahamians know
how to create, administer and run
these developments, we’ve been
doing it for decades. It’s time we
used the treasure we have in the
Bahamas, rather than sell it.”

Mr Smith said applications for

SEE page 4B

all in liquidation|

the Central Bank of the Bahamas had been
pressing the shareholders to resolve Lead-
enhall’s future for some time, and favoured

_ the liquidation route.

Although it is unclear who Léadenhall’ s
current shareholders are, they and the Board
of Directors at one time have included a

number of prominent Bahamians. Apart -

from managing director William Jennings,

among Leadenhall’s current and former -

directors are William Saunders, owner of
Majestic Tours, Neil MacTaggart, John
Bethell and David Rounce.

Leadenhall’s licence was temporarily sus-
pended on July 18, 2005, for 90 days by the
Central Bank, which appointed Mr Gomez
as receiver with powers “to assume control
of Leadenhall's affairs in the interest of its
creditors and to exercise all the powers of a
Receiver under the Companies Act, 1992.”

- “The Central Bank has taken these
actions to protect the interests of deposi-
“tors of this licensee,” the regulator said'back

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in July. .
The Tribune understands that the long-
running legal dispute involving Leadenhall

- and former executives of Axxess Interna-

tional, the company that handled the admin-
istration and processing for its former Mas-
terCard portfolio, who have re-cast them-
selves as FirstFinancial Caribbean Trust
Company, was a factor in the Central Bank’s
action.

The falling out with their former
Axxess/FirstFinancial partners has also split

- the shareholders. This is because some

Leadenhall shareholders were also investors
in Axxess International.

The Tribune revealed last year how the
regulator was monitoring the Supreme
Court dispute, which began in October 2003.
Since then, a court injunction has frozen

. the deposits of former MasterCard clients to

SEE page 3B



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SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN
CANADIAN AWARDS 2005

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for scholarships tenable in Canada
under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing September, 2006.

The scholarships are intended for men and women of high intellectual promise wanting
to pursue advanced courses of study in Canada for two (2) academic years. The scholarships
will be awarded of post-graduate study, i.e. Master’s or Doctoral degrees only. Scholarships
to undertake research in Canada for up to twelve (12) months are available to assist
individuals who are enrolled in a doctoral program as a provisional or ob -fledged student
at a university in their home country, or a third romney.

Candidates wishing to undertake a second Ph.D. degree, studies in medicine or dentistry,
postdoctoral studies/research or clinical training, an MBA program, cost-recovery or any
other academic program not publicly funded are not eligible.

There is no restriction to age of candidates. However, preference will be given to those »

who have obtained a university degree within the last five (5) years.

It should be noted that the normal minimum requirement for consideration for a Canadian

e have often

said in these

pages that if

you are pre-

pared for
natural disaster, you will be pre-
pared for almost any other
threat to your corporate exis-
tence. The corollary, of course,
is that if you are not prepared
for natural disaster you will not
be prepared for anything else,
either. We are. personally
relieved and pleased — and as a
country, fortunate — that the loss
of human life in Hurricane Kat-
rina was significantly lower than
had been forecast by some
experts (http://americanra-
dioworks.publicradio.org/fea-
tures/wetlands/hurricane1.html),
although we are ashamed that

_such a large number of the dead

were the elderly, unevacuated
from nursing homes, where they
waited, vainly, to be rescued).
The impact on businesses,
however, has. unfortunately
been right on target. It had been
estimated that there was a one
in six chance of a Category 5
hurricane hitting New Orleans
in this 1995 to 2015-25 high-
intensity hurricane cycle. While
one in six is high enough that
businesses needed to give it very

DHHS: billing
change will not




serious consideration, the impli-
cations were largely ignored, in
spite of the LSU Hurricane

Pam study of the potential.

impact on New Orleans of a
Category .3 hurricane

' (http://hurricane.lsu.edu/flood-

prediction/PAM_Exercise04/).

A small number of corpora-
tions learned the lessons of the
World Trade Centre, recog-
nised that New Orleans had
serious potential hurricane
problems, and made appropri-
ate backup plans. Most others
did not. For those companies
that were prepared, the hurri-

Safe & Secure

Preventative Measures

cane was a survivable disrup*
tive event, although still a major
trauma in terms of personal

-tragedy. For those that were not

prepared, Katrina put them out
of business, in many cases for-
ever. In some cases, plans were
doubtless made, and failed.
Whenever a plan fails, it is
important to go back and find
out whether the problem was a
flaw in the plan itself, or
whether there was a systemic
problem. Systemic problems are

SEE page 5B

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS: 2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

QUI/NO. 01032

Commonwealth Scholarship is an upper Second Class degree. increase cost

| Those candidates planning on applying for a place in the Master of Business Administration

Degree Program (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, etc.) must undertake the Graduate

Management Admission Test (GMAT). The minimum acceptable scores vary from university FROM page 1B

to university in the range of 550-600. a
DHHS said the changes were

In recent years, a number of Canadian niversity,graduate admissions have required a
candidate, before entry, to take the Princeton Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

VALUE OF AWARD © 00h

Each scholarship is intended to cover r the pepe of travel, living and study and include:

. patient-friendly and easy to
understand”; reducing health-
caré costs and the cost of claims
settlement for insurance com-
panies; and moving the com-
pany to “a more global pricing

: » :
(a) transportation to Canada and return, by the most direct economy air sirbetune: thatawoulg: Help

passage, as arranged by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE);
(b) a settling-in allowance of $500 (CDN); pean ene mianege Heanoare
‘-(c) approved tuition and other compulsory university fees (excluding board

aimed at making bills “more .

insurers and patients to better _

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT tract of land
comprising Nine and One Hundred and Eighty-five
Thousandths (9.185) Acres and being a portion of
the land called and known as “The Cottage” situate
on the Northeastern side of Queen’s Highway
approximately One and Two Tenths (1.2) miles
Southeast of George Town on the Island of Exuma
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The.
Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT,
1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the petition of MILTON
STRACHAN, JR. AND DANIEL STRACHAN .

NOTICE OF PETITION

and residence); Increasing

(d) a pe de allowance of $1,200 (CDN) per month from the The Petition of Milton Strachan, Jr. and Daniel Strachan,
scholarship start date; Apart from not-increasing “ ”

(e) approved medical and hospital expenses; sprigne, DHHS said the “sim- a lg aaa eeoge Town, Great Bruny in respon

(f) an annual book allowance of $800 (CDN) and certain research and ||
equipment allowances;

(g) extra baggage vouchers for persona! effects when returning to home
country;

pler bills” would combine items
into.one charge, leaving fewer
smaller dollar items and fewer
“miscellaneous” charges. Non-
emergency outpatient charges
have also been reduced.
DHHS added: “We have
advised all of.the major insur-
ance companies that they will
not have to adjust any premi-
um rates with policyholders as
a result of these changes. With
the, exception of the areas
where charges have been
reduced, this is a budget-neu-
tral exercise. and Doctors Hos-
pital will be working closer. with
insurers to make certain that
the effects are as planned.”

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Educational
Loan Division of the Ministry of Education. Applications should be returned in time to
reach the Scholarship and Educational Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-
3913, no later than Friday November 4th , 2005. raed forms received after this date
will not be considered.

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ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land rissinnaiad
“A” & “B” being a portion of land known as “The
Cottage” situate on the Northeastern side of the

- Queen’s Highway in the Island of Great Exuma one

of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
and containing by admeasurement Nine and One
Hundred and.Eighty Five Thousandths (9.185) Acres
more or less and being part of the land known as
“The Cottage” and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY
by Sunny Hill Subdivision NORTHEASTWARDLY by
the sea SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land the property
of Freddie Morley and SOUTHWESTWARDLY by the
Queen’s Highway and which said piece parcel or
tract of land has such position shape boundaries -
marks and.dimensions as are shown on the diagram
or plan hereto filed herein and is delineated on that
part which is coloured Pink on the said diagram or
plan and being the land which is the subject of the
Petition filed herein.

Milton Strachan Jr. and Daniel Strachan claim to be
the equitable and beneficial owners in possession of
the parcel of land hereinbefore described and such
ownership as aforesaid arises by virtue of a
possessory title to the said land. The Petitioners have
made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three
(3) of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have their title
to.the said land investigated.

_Copies of the filed plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:-

1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas

2) The Chambers of Floyd C. Watkins & Co.,
Chambers, St. Alban’s Drive (east), Nassau,
Bahamas.

3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.

FLOYD C. WATKINS & CO.
CHAMBERS
ST. ALBAN’S DRIVE (EAST)
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER


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‘Mr Miller, please scrap PetroCaribe’

i By the Nassau Institute

SINCE 2003, Leslie Miller,
minister for trade and industry,
has waged a one-man verbal
war against the local oil industry
— both the wholesalers and
retailers - while promising relief
for the Bahamian motorists
ftom the high cost of fuel.

The benefits that accrue from

lower prices are numerous.
There is confusion, however,
about the plans the Minister
may have to achieve this desir-
able end.

Following is a brief outline of
events over the past two years.
¢ Initially, Mr Miller charged
the local oil companies and gas
stations with gouging the
Bahamian driving public. On

this assumption, a National |

Energy Corporation (NEC) was
proposed to lower the cost of
fuel at the gas pumps. He
assumed the NEC would
replace the oil companies in the

FROM page 1B

protect them while the dispute
with FirstFinancial plays out,
and it is understood the Central

oil supply chain and pass the
excess profits on to the cus-
tomer. No evidence has been
supplied to support this claim
and, in fact, government’s track
record of effectively managing
any business enterprise is less
than stellar.

e Then, after being wooed by
President Chavez of Venezuela
with PetroCaribe, an oil financ-
ing deal, the language became a
little more hostile and it was
suggested the price of gasoline
at the pump would be reduced
to $2.60 a gallon.

° Earlier this year, the “heat”
was turned up, but recently the
focus has been turned on the
foreign oil companies, the ones
now identified as “the gougers”.

e After this, the rhetoric
intensified and it is now envi-
sioned that the price of gas at
the pumps will be reduced by
10 per cent to 15 per cent. With
gasoline now selling at approx-
imately $4 a gallon, it will be
reduced to $3.40 if a 15 per cent

Bank became concerned when
Leadenhall said it had effected
some deposit returns from its

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that DIEUFAITE DULCIO, CINTHEIA
APT, ALBACORE DRIVE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA,
‘BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality

‘and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
‘Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send.
‘a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 ‘to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085,

Grand Bahama, Bahamas.









~ PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ASHLEY CARMEN
FORBES, of P.O. BOX N-10119, Sunshine Park, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to ASHLEY RELDA
STUART. If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief Passport
Officer, PO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty
(30) days after the date of publication of this notice.





reduction materialises.
Nowhere near the promised
$2.60 per gallon.

¢ Most recently the focus has
shifted from lower prices at the
pumps to promises of signifi-
cant savings on electricity, and
the PetroCaribe oil financing
deal is touted as good for the
Bahamas Electricity Corpora-
tion (BEC).

The PetroCaribe document

and proposed bi-lateral agree-

ment do not include a discount -

on the price of oil, but propose
to sell oil on deferred credit.
But it also incorporates the
additional obligation of joining
the Bolivian Alternative for the
Americas (ALBA), intended to
be a rival to US initiatives. So
we suspect these have caused
Mr Miller to change the focus of
the discussion.

Friedrich A. Hayek, in The
Fatal Conceit, wrote: “The curi-
ous task of economics is to
demonstrate to men how little

own assets before the injunction
was imposed. The case revolves
around a Deed of Retirement,
Appointment and Indemnity
that Leadenhall allegedly exe-
cuted in 2002, appointing First
Financial as the new trustee for
the security deposits.

First Financial is alleging that
Leadenhall only transferred to it
$14.25 million of the $33 million
in total deposits ‘held in trust,
forcing it to take out the: injunc-
tion to protect and secure the
remainder..

A number of former execu-

' tives and directors of Axxess

International, the now-closed
Bahamian company that admin-
istered the MasterCard portfolio
on Leadenhall's behalf, are
involved with First Financial and
want to secure the deposits so
they can issue new cards to cus-
tomers that want them.
However, Leadenhall is coun-

‘tering by alleging that it trans-

ferred at least $19.7 million in

. security deposits to First Finan-

cial. It alleged that it had pro-
vided documents showing that
the remaining balance had been

' refunded against debts owed to

Leadenhall by cardholders, and

had been 1 effecting refunds from

The American Embassy |
_ is presently considering applications for the following position

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

they really know about what
they imagine they can design."
Unfortunately, when politicians
try to dial down prices to pre-
serve order, they only worsen
the problem. We would do well
to remember the emergent
nature of prices, especially in
times of crisis.”

Mr Miller, and his Petroleum
Usage Review Committee

- (PURC), hope to convince the

Bahamas they can design a per-
fect petroleum market and con-
sumers will not be affected by
the shocks of the world market
for fuel.

However, now that the
rhetoric has changed from
arranging huge savings at the
pumps to providing huge sav-
ings on electricity bills through
BEC, maybe Mr Miller has
stopped believing his own
promises?

As pointed out in a Nassau
Institute article titled Gasoline
& Price Controls, back in 2003,
the factors determining the



its own assets. |

Leadenhall had hired BDO
Mann Judd to perform a foren-
sic accounting of the security
deposits just before its licence

suspension. Resolving the First .

Financial dispute is likely to be
the biggest task facing Mr
Gomez during the liquidation.
Méanwhile, First Financial
last month served Leadenhall

and Axxess International’s for-.

mer directors with a notice of
intent to sue them for alleged
breaches of fiduciary duties in
relation to the cardholder
deposits. Among the defendants
named are Sir Geoffrey John-
stone, Tyrone D’Arville and
James Owen. It is understood
that all defendants will oppose
and vigorously defend any
action if one is filed.

price of fuel do not include the
Minister of Trade’s pronounce-
ments of what margins the oil
industry should maintain. Sup-
ply and demand are the deter-
mining factors, and no individ-
ual can control either for very
long.

The rise in prices is due to
the increase in the world
demand...principally India and
China...and the increased. per-
ception of uncertainty in exist-
ing supplies from the Middle
East, Nigeria, Venezuela, etc.
In fact, Venezuela owns the
refinery in Curacao from which
most of the fuel entering the

Bahamas is imported. So if Mr
Chavez wanted to lower the
price of fuel, he could simply
discount the price on the pur-
chases from his country’s refin-
ery.
It is also worth noting that
Venezuela owns the Citgo gas
stations in the US, but the cost
of fuel at those stations is sold at
the market price...not below.
It is obvious Mr Chavez is
playing political games and is
not as generous as he would like
Bahamian and Caribbean politi-
cians to believe. So please, Mr
Miller, let’s scrap the Petro-
Caribe deal.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

LEADENHALL BANK & TRUST
COMPANY LIMITED

In accordance with the provisions of Section 225 (b) of the
Companies Act, notice hereby given that at an Extraordinary
General Meeting of the above-named Company, held on
October 3, 2005, the following Resolution was duly passed.

“Leadenhall Bank & Trust Company

Limited (In Receivership) be voluntarily
wound up and that Craig A. (Tony)

Gomez, Chartered Accountant of Gomez
Partners & Co., The Deanery, 28

Cumberland Hill Street, PO. Box N-1991,
Nassau, Bahamas, be and is hereby appointed
Liquidator for the purpose of such winding up.”

Dated the 3rd day of October, 2005 A.D.

Anthony Johnson
Corporate Secretary





SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION

NOTICE

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.

GERACE RESEARCH CENTRE SCHOLARSHIPS
(FORMALY) BAHAMAS FIELD STATION

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for seven (7) Scholarships
tenable at accredited institutions in the United States of America under the Bahamas. -
Field Station/Ministry of Education Agreement (1971), commencing January 2006.

- This position reports directly to the Supervisory General Services Officer and is
responsible for managing, coordinating, planning and scheduling all maintenance
repairs for the Chancery, résidences and government owned buildings. The
incumbent is directly responsible for the supervision of a multi-trade technical
work force performing preventive maintenance and repair task including: Electrical
Power Distribution System, Emergency Power Generation System, HVAC System,
Water Distribution System, Fire Alarm System and Associated Equipment.

Under the Agreement, participating Colleges and Universities will offer full tuition
scholarships and the Ministry of Education will pay board and lodging charges.

Applicants should have gained admission into one of the following institutions
where the number of awards available is’ indicated in bracket:

. Prepares engineering plans, designs, drawings, specifications, bills of materials :
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO

and cost estimates for construction, alterations, and maintenance and repairs 2
projects of Embassy and/or associated agency buildings, facilities and equipment, 7

_ as directed. Analyzes scope of work for technical accuracy, provide technical LYNCHBURG COLLEGE, VIRGINA 1
advice concerning the purchase of any machinery and equipment required by post BELLARMINE COLLEGE, KENTUCKY 1
assuring quality purchases, while reducing the cost of maintenance programs. Use .
construction and engineering knowledge to monitor and inspect conditions of COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 1
government owned or leased buildings and contract work in progress. MIAMI UNIVERSITY, OHIO 1 PARTIAL
Prepares performances evaluation reports and recommends training and disciplinary MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI 1 PARTIAL
actions, as needed, for the FSN employees force within the facilities maintenance WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY, OHIO 1 PARTIAL

‘section.

This position is open to candidates with the following requirements:
¢ Completion of a BS or equivalent degree in Engineering is required.
¢ Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral.

Applications will be accepted only for the Colleges/Universities specified.

Applicants should have successfully completed high school education and be in
possession of at least 5 G.C.E./B.G.C.S.E. subjects, including English and Mathematics
at grade A, B, C.

Persons presently pursuing studies at one of the raed institutions should submit
an up-to-date transcript along with the completed application form.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

¢ Excellent managerial, supervisory and training skills

¢ Highly confidential in nature

* General knowledge of building maintenance operations and terminology

¢ Must be able to prepare engineering drawings using CAD software and ability
to draft construction plans and specifications

e Must have a solid background in electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering
or technical knowledge in other engineering field is essential, i.e. interfacing ©
with mechanical and plumbing, HVAC system

¢ ability to prioritize tasks

Applicants should note that the area of study must be one deemed acceptable for
the further development of the country.



Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and
Education Loan Division of The Ministry of Education or from the Ministry of

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:
Education website at http: //www.bahamaseducation.com.

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation package
including outstanding benefits such as performance-based incentives, medical and
dental insurance, life insurance, pension and opportunities for training and
development.

Completed application forms should be returned to The Scholarship and
Education Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P. O. Box N-3913,

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations. No later than Friday, November 11th, 2005.
Application forms are available from 8:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through
Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street, completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: Attention of the Human
Resources Office no later than Friday, October 21, 2005.

Application forms received after this date will not be considered.
SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
September 27, 2005


PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005

Wes

Winoine Baw
ADACYU, BAUAMAS

HAS VACANCIES FOR

Club Director
Candidate should have:

* 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 Manager
Candidate should have:

¢ landscape

* three to four years experience
* manage up to 30 employees

* willing to relocate to Abaco

Please send resumes to:

Attn. of Human Resources
P.O. Box AB-2057
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahamas





Need a New Challenge
Teaching Position Available Immediately.

Junior High English

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree / Teacher’s Certificate
Resumé
Good Classroom Management Skills
Highly Organized
Creative and Motivational










Benefits:
Small School Environment
Twelve Students per Class
Integrated Learning Environment
‘Tutorial Classes
Salary Based on Experience and Qualification




Call To Set Appointment For An Interview
Telephone: 393-1303

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT No. 00992
Equity Side

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract
of land containing Thirty-three (33) Acres more or
less and being a portion of the Cottage divided into

FROM page 1B

legislation “air-tight”, while it was
“very critical” and “essential” for
this nation to get an incentive
regime for film production in this
nation “tied down”. This was par-
ticularly urgent because other
Caribbean nations were also
showing an interest in film pro-
duction.

Mr Bethel said: “There are oth-
er places in the Caribbean where
producers have the opportunity
of going, and we need to develop
a programme which keeps them
coming.”

The Bahamas Film Commis-
sion is thought to be working on
the incentive programme in con-
junction with Irish film producer
Morgan O’Sullivan, co-managing
director of Ardmore Studios and
World, 2000 Entertainment, and
president of the Bahamas Film &
Television Consultancy.

Montaque is jointly sponsoring
the promotion of the Bahamas
with the Film Commission at the

Monica, California, next month.
Mr Bethel said global film distri-
bution from the Bahamas was
“one of the aspects we’re look-
ing to try and connect with and
promote” there.

Montaque was also setting up

its own company, Bahamas.

FilmInvest International, to help
promote the Bahamas as a pro-
duction location.

Into The Blue saw some $5-$6
million spent in the Bahamian
economy, while Pirates of the
Caribbean was likely to spend
$10-$15 million.

Montaque is working on anoth-
er unnamed thriller movie due to
be filmed on location in the
Bahamas, which Mr Bethel
refused to identify. Among those
scheduled for filming here are the
next James Bond movie, Casino
Royale.

Mr Bethel said: “From review-
ing scripts, making financial
arrangements, seeking investors,
minimising risk exposure, and



seeing the final cut of the movie,
are all part of the process.

“With the presence of Gold
Rock Creek Studios and growth
of the Bahamas International
Film Festival, there is significant
potential.

All stakeholders must be ready
to seize the opportunity and Gov-
ernment must continue to be
proactive in its support."

THE TRIBUNE

‘Stop selling
our birthright’

FROM page IB

permanent residency should
not be considered for fast
tracking simply because
someone had invested more
than $500,000 in purchasing
a property in the Bahamas.



UNCOLLECTED.
LONG-TERM BENEFIT CHEQUES

American Film Market in Santa

fention All Teaches

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

‘MIRACLE SPRING
HOLDING LTD.

- (in Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company

is in dissolution, which commenced on the 10th day of -

October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

CORA COCA COMPANY LTD.

parcels marked A, B, C, D, E,-F,.G, H,-J-and Keand. . fa pou ar oo

situate on the Northeastern side of Queens Highway

approximately one (1) mile Southeast of the Settlement ted gsse Ieeeeyy

of George Town in the Island of Great Exuma orie of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

AND IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act,
1959.

AND IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of Frederick

_ Freddie Morley.:
NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of Frederick Freddie Morley, of The Cottage,
George Town Great Exuma, in respect of:-

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land situate between
the main land and Crab Cay and Eastwardly of
Queen’s Highway and approximately one (1) mile
SOutheast of the Settlement of George Town in the
Island of Great Exuma one of the Islands of the

Commonwealth of The Bahamas and containing by .

admeasurement Thirty-three (33) Acres more or Jess
and being part of the area known as “The Cottage”
‘and bounded NORTHWESTWARDLY by land now or
formerly the property of Milton Strachan
EASTWARDLY by land the property of Holmes
Company Limited and the remainder being bounded
on all sides by the high water mark of the sea which
said piece parcel or tract of land has such position
shape boundaries marks and dimensions as are
shown on the diagram or plan hereto filed herein and
being the land which is the subject of the Petition
filed herein.

Frederick Freddie Morley claims to be the equitable
and beneficial owner in possession of the parcel of
land hereinbefore described and such ownership as
aforesaid arises by virtue of a possessory title to the
said land. The Petitioner has made application to the
Supreme Court of the. Commonwealth of The
Bahamas under Section Three (3) of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959 to have his title to the said land
investigated.

Copies of the filed plan may be nepecteg during

normal office hours at:-

1) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher
House, East Street, Nassau, Bahamas

2) The Chambers of Harry B. Sands, Lobosky &
Company, Shirley House, Fifty Shirley Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.

3) The Office of the Island Administrator, George
Town, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Notice is given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claim not recognized
in the petition shall on or before the 2nd day of
December A.D., 2005 file in the Supreme Court and
serve on the Petitioner or the undersigned a statement
of such claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure by any such
person to file and serve a statement of such claim
on or before the 2nd day of December, A.D., 2005
will operate as a bar to such claim.

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY & COMPANY
CHAMBERS
SHIRLEY HOUSE
FIFTY SHIRLEY STREET
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS
ATTORNEYS FOR THE PETITIONER

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

' Act, 2000, the dissolution of CORA COCA

COMPANY LTD., has been completed; a Certificate
of Dissolution has been issued and the Company. has
therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE |

NOTICE
HILLTOP COVES LTD.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of HILLTOP COVES LTD.,
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION .

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of The
International Business Companies Act No. 45 of 2000, the Dissolution
of PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH SERVICES LTD. has been
completed, a Certificate of dissolution has been issued and the Company
has therefore been issued and the Company has therefore been struck
off the Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was the 3rd
day of October, 2005.

CO eee Litho
PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

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:

ADDRRESS
Crooked Island Street
Carib Road

Prince Charles Drive
Carib Road

Wilson Track

Ida Street

West Terrace

Kemp Road
-Strachan’s Alley.
Strachan’s Alley
Kemp Road

Edward Avenue

NAME

Christopher BUTLER
Patricia: DEAN
Emmanuel GAY
Elizabeth ROBERTS
David ROLLE

Luella ROLLE

Elena RUSSELL
Edgar SANDS
Rosemarie STANISLAUS
Hudon STORR
Natasha WILLIAMS
Charlotte WILSON



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
THUNDERING WATER INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 10th day of
October, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. |

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
CENASHIO CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International-Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of CENASHIO CORP., has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off
the Register.

~’ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
WOLLONDON INVESTMENTS INC.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies
Act, 2000, the dissolution of WOLLONDON
INVESTMENTS INC., has been completed; a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
d Liquidator


1HE TRIBUNE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005, PAGE 5B



What do you need to be back
in business after the storm?

FROM page 2B

interesting, because they gen-
erally bring us back to our
mantra for evaluating policies
and measures by asking five
questions:

1. What problem is the policy
or measure trying to solve?

2. How can it fail in practice?

3. Given the failure modes,
how well does it solve the prob-
lem?

4. What are the costs, both:

financial and soeial, associated
with it, and flowing from its
unintended consequences?

5. Given the effectiveness and
costs, is the policy or measure
worth it?

In our experience, systemic
problems come with the first
question: The problem being
addressed is not the problem
we think is being addressed.
Often, both in private industry
and in government, policies and
measures that should address
some specific issue in reality
address the problem of build-
ing headcount and budget. We
recall proposing a more efficient
solution to a problem and being
told that if our advice was fol-
lowed, rather than having 600
people in his group, making him
a senior member of the man-
agement team, our prospect

would have 40 people doing the .

same work. and be a division
leader.

You should not, for much the
same reason, expect anyone at
TSA to suggest letting Ameri-
ca’s 663,535 sworn officers car-
ry their weapons on planes as.a
substitute for the Air Marshals
programme. In other cases, a
measure may be put in place
because it will reduce insurance
costs, or because it will reduce
liability, or because it will give
the perception of activity

(meaning it is being done large- .

ly for PR purposes).
Since in all these cases the

measures are designed to give ©

the appearance of addressing a
problem, rather than to actual-
ly address the problem, don’t
count on them being effective.
This is especially true if the
problems being addressed are
statistically unlikely events,
where the incidents planned
against will virtually never hap-
pen.

We see systemic problems
when we do crisis management
drills. We will be told that a
company has, in fact, a crisis
management plan. Nobody,
however, has ever seen the plan,
nobody knows where to find the
plan, and the plan has never
been exercised in training. .

FROM page 1B

terms of severance pay, which
was two weeks’ basic pay for
each year of his employment.
Mr Nairn had been employed
for seven years, and he also
received two weeks’ wages for
the notice period, meaning he
would have been entitled to the
total sum of $4,000.
‘ However, the Court of
Appeal recorded in its judge-
ment: “In the approach to the
matter, which was a claim for
wrongful dismissal, the Tribunal
made reference to authorities
and principles which may have
been entirely appropriate to a
case of unfair dismissal.
“Relying on those authori-

ties, she proceeded to award the -- | .

respondent his wages for the
period he would have been off
work sick. That is, from the 10th
of May to the 10th of Septem-
ber, altogether a period of 16
weeks, which gave him a fur-
ther sum of $4,000.”

As a result, the total award
would have been $8,000,
although the Industrial Tribunal
deducted from that the sum
received as wages until July 8,
2002.

The Court of Appeal found
instead that Betty K was enti-
tled to terminate Mr Nairn’s
employment with two weeks’

notice, and pay him two weeks’.

basic wage for every year he
had worked. This meant Mr
Nairn was only entitled to
receive $4,000.

“The approach of the Tri-
bunal would seem to suggest
that an employee is entitled to
be paid wages for that period
for which he is off employment,
as a result of illness,” the Court
of Appeal said. “We think that
is a wholly erroneous approach,
and the Tribunal, as a result,
misdirected itself in coming to
the award it made.”

In allowing the appeal, the
Court of Appeal said no further
sum was payable as Mr Nairn
had already received his $4,000.

In one case, we served on a
committee to develop a plan for
securing conferences of a law
enforcement trade group. The
committee provided a clean
solution to that problem, but
we failed to realise that the
actual goal was to provide an

_ adequate mechanism for placing

blame. The plan was rejected,
so a new plan was developed,
oriented more towards post-
incident finger-pointing, which
was significantly less clear but
was accepted. It has never been
implemented.

The result of systemic prob-
lems is that the system tends to
force good people out, and sub-
stitute them with incompetent
people, or people who serve a
bureaucratic need rather than
a functional need. So, let us
assume that Katrina has attract-
ed your attention, and you want
to give some thought to an
emergency plan that might actu-
ally allow your company to sur-
vive, rather than to merely pla-
cate shareholders or insurers.

The easiest way to begin
thinking about the problem. is
with the assumption that you
will wake up one morning and
discover that your entire plant
at one geographical location has
disappeared. At this point, don’t

even give much consideration.

to how it disappears. It doesn’t
matter whether you are ina
hurricane area, an earthquake
area, a tornado area or an area
at risk for faith-based initiatives.
Just start with the basic assump-
tion that everything is gone.

What would you need to get .

back in business, or to stay in
business?
e You need information — 70

per cent of the value of the
average American company lies
in its intellectual property — so
safe backup of, and subsequent
access to, information is criti-
cal. And safe backup means
geographically safe. Just as the
several holders of the Coca
Cola formula are reputedly nev-
er allowed on the same conti-
nent, your information should
be backed up in some geo-
graphically safe area or areas.
The good news is that in this
computer era, backup can be
anywhere.

¢ You will also need people.

Either you need to have a back-

up operation elsewhere, or you
need to be able to move people
and their families from one
place to another, probably
under difficult circumstances,
and re-start in a timely manner.

° Finally, you will need cap-
ital, so your flight and recovery
needs to be pre- planned with
your bankers.

With these three points
understood, you should be in
good shape to start thinking
about dealing with disaster, nat-
ural or not, and to speak intel-
ligently to the experts you bring
in for consultation. Folks in the
disaster recovery business will
know from experience what can
be implemented, and what
sounds good on paper, but will
not work in real life.

In trying to avoid the kinds
of system problems seen in New
Orleans, note that our col-
leagues in the international dis-
aster recovery arena have
expressed the opinion that one
of the problems faced on the
federal level (we will spare you
their comments on issues of

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SCHOLARSHIP & EDUCATION LOAN DIVISION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

NOTICE

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN
UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS 2006

SHE

‘Application® ai are invited from! suitably’ qualified persons for scholarships tenable i in the
United Kingdom under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan commencing, |

October 2006.

The scholarships are intended for post-graduate study at the Master’s and Doctoral levels;
ie. a one (1) year Master’s or equivalent degree or six (6) months clinical training in Medicine
or Dentistry, or a three (3) year doctoral or equivalent degree.

Men and Women of intellectual and academic excellence who have a degree or equivalent
qualification with at least upper second class honours are encouraged to apply.

| Applicants in Medicine and Dentistry whose programme requires them to practice clinically
can be considered only if they are eligible for registration with the general Medical Council

or the general Dental Council.

Candidates who wish to undertake post-graduate study in Business and/or Management
should have taken, before applying for the scholarship, the Graduate Management Admission
Test. Those who wish to study Economics or related subjects should note that a number
of university departments will require candidates, before entry, to take the Princeton Graduate

record Examination (GRE).

VALUE OF AWARD

The scholarships are intended to cover the expenses of travel, living and study and include:

(a) approved air fare to the United Kingdom by the most direct and economical route
and return on expiry of the scholarship (a scholar’s dependents are not eligible);

.(b) a personal maintenance allowance of £689 per month; (£854 per month for those
‘studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area)

(c) approved tuition and examination fees;

(d) a grant towards the expenses of preparing a thesis or dissertation where ioplicable:

(e) an initial arrival allowance, incorporating an initial clothing grant for scholars from

tropical countries;

(f) a grant for expenses for approved study travel within the UK or oversea;

(g) where a host institution has in advance declared, and the Commission has accepted,
the need for fieldwork outside the United Kingdom, a grant towards the cost of such
fieldwork, which shall not normally exceed one economy or tourist-class return fare
to the fieldwork location. Scholars for whom fieldwork fares are provided to their
home country shall not be entitled to a mid-term fare home;

(h) for married scholars selected for awards exceeding one academic year, a marriage
allowance of £200 per month is payable provided that the husband and wife are
residing together at the same address in the United Kingdom. It is not paid when
a husband or wife of the scholar is also a recipient of an award. For such married
couples accompanied by their children, a child allowance is payable at the rate of
£116 per month for the first child and £91 for the second and third child under the
age of 16, provided they are residing with their parents;

Irrespective of the length of the award, a scholar who is widowed, divorced or a single
parent, will receive an allowance in respect of the first accompanying child and child
allowances for the second and third accompanying children.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Scholarship and Educational
Loan Division of the Ministry of Education. (Please be advised that UK application forms
have been revised) Applications should be returned to reach the Scholarship and Educational
Loan Division, Ministry of Education, P.O. Box N-3913, no later than Friday, November

18th 2005.

Application forms received after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship and Education Loan Division
28 September, 2005


SPORTS



closure sparks
volleyball fixture woes

f@ VOLLEYBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter

THE New Providence Vol-
leyball Association (NPVA)
has another tangle in its net,
and will have to extend the
season in order to fix it.

The closure of the DW
Davis gymnasium has once
again left the association with-
out a home, stopping play for
more than two and a half
weeks.

After a successful first half
of play, only three games has
been played since the NPVA
started its second half of the
season.

Games in this session were
also postponed, forcing presi-
dent Paul Farquharson to
revise the schedule three
times.

As a result of the resched-
uling, three games have been
scheduled for Sunday, but

only two were able to be .

played in the past.

“We seem to have this prob-
lem every year,” said Far-
quharson. “We always have
to battle for a place to play,



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to be extended

that’s not fair.”

“My only thing is, why can’t
they fix these gyms during the
summer months, when the
schools are being repaired,
isn’t the gym a part of the
school?”

Frustrated

“The season will have to be
extended, this is the only way
we can play the games we’ve
lost? We’ve lost more than
two and a half weeks of
games. We want the season to
go on, and we are liking the
support from our fans and lev-
el of play we’re having, but
the players are getting frus-
trated, losing interest in the
sport.

“As president I have to
make sure that the games are

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played, although I have
assigned a tournament direc-
tor, it is still my duty to ensure
that the games are being
played.”

Last year the association
had to plan play-offs after only
hosting one successful season.

The association lost access
to the DW Davis gym late in
the season, but were awarded
play in the Sir Kendal GL
Isaacs gym.

However, the national gym
received major damages to the
roof after the two hurricanes
that hit the country. This
forced the association to sus-
pend games for a month —
when the league was able to
resume, it went straight into
playoffs.

Farquharson believes that
Minister of Youth Sports and
Culture Neville Wisdom needs

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to step in, especially since vol-
leyball is listed as a core sport
in the country.

Noting that every other core
sport has a place they call
home, Farquharson said that
the same needs to be done for
volleyball.

He said: “Every year we
are faced with the same prob-
lem, where are we going to

play?”

Facility

“Sometimes our season has
to start late because we can’t
lock down a facility. This sport
needs it’s own facility. The
government needs to assign a
gym for us. Every other sport
has their own place, we need

the same.

“Why is it that volleyball
has to be different from bas-
ketball, softball or any of the
other sporting disciplines? All

of these sports are core sports

in this country.

“At any given day softball

can plan and successfully host
a tournament, why is this? P’ll
tell you why, they have their



own field. This is also the case
with basketball, they have AF
Adderley and CI Gibson
gyms.

“We’re not asking for much,
all we want to see the sport
grow and there be a consis-
tent level of play.”

With no date in mind as to
when play will resume, Far-
quharson said the only. relief
for the headaches the associa-
tion’s board has is a gym
designed for volleyball.

He further stated that if the
dream of having their own
facility is not made available,
then access to a gym for the
lengthy season should be giv-
en.

“We’ve made great
progress, but the closure of
the gym is like a hindrance.
We have to get the ball rolling.
We would’ve been half way
through with the second half
of play, moving on to play-
offs.”

The cancellation of games
has also postponed the associ-
ation’s elections.

Elections will be held imme-
diately after the resumption
of the season.




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not out) lost to Twilight
182 for 6 (Atkinson 60
not out, Campbell 57)
by run rate.

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Club beat Dynasty
Stars Cricket Club by
the run rate in a match
that was stopped early
-due to bad light at the
Haynes Oval on Sunday
in the Bahamas Cricket
Association’s Round
Robin Tournament.

The match was
reduced to a 30-over
encounter as the game
did not get underway
until 1.20 p.m. Batting
first, Dynasty Stars
amassed 213 runs for
the loss of 5 wickets in
30 overs.

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60 runs not out. which
included 7 towering six-
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contributed 57 runs.
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MIAMI! HERALD SPORTS

Sprinter targets the
Commonwealth Games

@ TRACK AND FIELD
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter






AFTER sitting out most of last year’s season, sprinter Debbie
Ferguson is back in training.

For the past three months, she’s been at the University of
Miami training under the supervision of head female coach
Amy Bean as she prepares for her return to the international
scene next year.

“So far, so good. I think I’ve been keeping up with the people
who have been training all year round,” said Ferguson, who
had to shut down her season after she underwent surgery for her

“The only part where I’m really lacking is in the weight room.
I realised that I lost a lot of my strength, but'with time because
I’m a workaholic, I know it will come back.”

Ferguson, 29, made it back after the first of her two surgeries
in November, 2004. But this year’s surgery was too much for her
bear and, instead of coming back, she was forced to shut it
down.

However, Ferguson said after having had so much time to
relax and recuperate, she’s gotten more anxious to get back on
the track and competing again.

The country’s most decorated female sprinter, having won a
medal at every international meet that she’s competed in, skipped
the “welcome home” celebrations for the team that participated
in the World Championships in Helsinki, last week.

Her choice was not by design as she noted: “While every-
body was on vacation, I was just starting, so I had to be heads up

Motivated

However, Ferguson admitted that having made the trip to
Helsinki and watched as Tonique Williams-Darling added the
world title to her Olympic Games’ gold medal in the women’s 400

been motivated in her comeback.

“The fact that I’ve been off for a year and I’m just coming back,
I’m motivated regardless,” she quipped. “But I’m still motivat-
ed with the accomplishment that they all achieved.”

And as she looks ahead to the season on the horizon, Fergu-
son predicts that, if she can stay healthy, she can regain her
claim as one of the top athletes.

“J just need to get my running feet under me,” said F erguson,
who will attempt to do that at the Commonwealth Games in Mel-
bourne, Australia in March.

“J just want to get back. Hopefully we will get a chance to run
a4x4 and I can use that for my 200. I think that would even help
me to come back much faster. So I’m just glad to be running
again.”

In coming back, Ferguson said the hardest thing
was to sit out both the World Championships and

onships that was held at the Thomas A
Robinson Track and Field Stadium in
July.

“The playing field is sort of leveled
and I know, if I was healthy, I would
have been running,” she stated. “It’s
a missed opportunity, so I don’t
want to think about that.

“But my goal is basically an
individual gold. I’ve won the sil-
ver medal at the World Cham-

but I haven’t won the individ-
ual gold. So that is my focus
right now.”

Ferguson said she’s just
excited to be back and,
when the new season rolls
around in January, she
intends to be back on
stride.

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Rattlers’
service
spells
defeat for
the Magics

@ VOLLEYBALL |
By KELSIE JOHNSON

‘Junior Sports Reporter

‘A STRONG service game
in the first and third sets
helped the CI Gibson Rattlers
secure their first win in the
Government Secondary
School Sporting Association
(GSSSA).

Rattlers came back from a :

two point deficit in the first set
to defeat the GHS Magics 25-

21, 16-25 and 15-5..

The surge from behind the
service line was sparked by
Rattlers’ Shantira Bee serv-
ing up six aces. |.

Rolle directed all six balls
down the center of the Mag-

-ics’ offensive, finding the open

space on the court for each
service. But her attempt on
the eighth point was unsuc-
cessful, hitting the sideline.

However, the Magics ;
weren’t able to take advantage
of the error made by Rolle, as
they struggled from behind |
the service line. The team had.
nine service errors in the set.

With the first, set under their:
belts, the Rattlers stepped into
the second with confidence,
taking special note to the
unreturned services by the |
Magics. ;
Trouble

But trouble started to come »
their way as. Rolle, who had a’
seven aces in the first set,
served the opening point into
the net.

By: the sixth point in the.
game, Rattlers’ head coach
Kevin Johnson had seen —
enough, signaling to the refer-
ee for a time-out. Rattlers
were now facing a 5-1 deficit.

Johnson said: “We need to
work more on our game, learn
how to play a full three set
game.

“When we have a team
already in the hole we have to
learn how to put them away,
not break down mentally. Our
communication line on the
court has to always stay open.

“Mental errors cost us in the
second set, these things hap-
pen when a team stops com-
municating. We should never
stop communicating.”

Rattlers’ lost all communi-
cation on the court, the lack of
calling for the ball, saw players
running into each other and
balls landing on the court.

But a joyous Magics were

'

serving and perfecting the

three plays, spiking balls down
the middle of the Rattlers’
court. —

Johnson added: “We know
what we have to do in order to
defeat big teams in this league.
We know we have to put the
ball away on these teams,
that’s the only way we can
win. '

“I am_glad to see that our
services came back around in
the third set. During the
changing of the sets I told the
girls that they had to jump an
early start in order to pull of
the win.

“As long as they keep their
composure we can win games,
but the minute we loose that
balls will be dropping all over
the court.”



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ENTERTAINMENT

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2005.



Bah

lm By YOLANDA
DELEVEAUX |
THE contrast in art ie ‘

produced in the Bahamas and

around the world is sometimes |
startling.
‘The photograph was simple

yet incredibly intriguing, a sin+
gle beam of light éxposed the :

flesh along the. back of "The
Runner".

A closer read would reveal.

that the figure, his arms out-

stretched, leg bent to propel
the body forward and mouth:

open as if drawing in his next

breath, was one of 20 cadavers.
on display at Bodies, The,
Exhibition, in Tampa, Flori-

da.

work, one that pushed the
envelope, drew from the dis-
dained, the ugly and even
frightening, that tested the
limits of a civilized society and
forced a reaction, was being
produced in the Bahamas by
Bahamian artists, Antonius

Roberts, renowned artist and ‘

sculptor, said no, with a
" caveat.
Beyond

"It's not being done. That
particular exhibition and
experimentation is being fund-
ed. We don't have the agen-
cies, the institutions where
funds are available to artists
who are interested in going
beyond the expected.

"Bahamian art will not go
to the next level until artists
begin to apply for residencies,
or are given grants or funds
where they can spend three
or four months producing art
without worrying about the
basic necessities of life, with-
out having to worry about sell-
ing their work."

He explained that until local
artists can access funds either
publicly or privately, then the
level of exploration, risk-tak-
ing and innovation being
undertaken will be muted.

Asked whether similar





“Bahamian art will not go to
' the next level until artists _
_ begin to apply for residencies,
or are given grants or funds
where they can spend three or
four quonths producing art

without worrying

about the

basic necessities of life,
without having to worry about |
selling sheir work."



In the United States, the
National Endowment for the
Arts, along with more than a

handful of private corpora- -

tions, endowments and
patrons, support the full range
of arts. In the Bahamas, how-

- ever, there are only a handful

of consistent supports for the
arts.
In the private sector,

Finance: Corporation. of the.-

Bahamas (FINCO) has long
had a presence in the art
world, sponsoring a summer
workshop and most recently
presenting a $15,000 glass-
blower to the College of the
Bahamas, a move which will
give Bahamian art students an
opportunity to explore glass
blowing.

Another supporter of the
arts is the Endowment for the
Arts, chaired by Clement
Maynard, which is open to
painters, musicians and. writ-
ers. The Brent Malone Foun-
dation has also been estab-
lished to provide funds for
local artists to enable them to
just focus on the development
and creation of art without
having to have to worry about
sales.

While lack of funding »

remains an ongoing concern,
Mr Roberts pointed out that

“Antonius Roberts

there are young artists who
are taking chances, who are
bold enough to marry diverg-
ing forms of expression to cre-
ate bold pieces of work.

Sculpting

One such artist, Taino
Bullard, recently participated
in a showing ; at the Central

Bank of the Bahamas, reveal- ©

ing work that merged paint-
ing with sculpting. While the
commingling of the two forms
is not new to the art world,
Mr Roberts said, the concept
is new in the Bahamas.

But the experimentation is a

costly effort for artists to

undertake, especially when |

the result could be mixed,
where some will accept it and
encourage the work, while
others will look at it and say
“What will I do with it?"

But to achieve the desired
end, the artist has to use dif-
ferent materials that will
tequire him to spend more
money; and so the question
remains, where he will get the
funds from if he will do the
work.

Despite the lack of consis-
tent funding, Mr Roberts said
that what he has always
dreamt of seeing is happening

now because of the establish-
ment of National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas (NAGB) and

an official curator, Erica
James, who is setting the stan-.

dard by which artists and art
work should be judged.
"Because of the pieces col-

ial BAHAMIAN artist sé Tavares Strachan pictured auihing on his project ‘Distance Between What We Have and
What We Want’ - a four foot by six foot block of ice cut from a frozen river in Alaska.

Tavares is an example of one of the Bahamas’ young, progressive artists.

As he says, ‘From sculpting an invisible cube of heat or listening to the sound of an ant walking to sending light parti-
cles from one part of the world to another, these positions are concerned with the presence of things physically missing
or immediately distant. This mode of thinking is rooted in the idea of the 'Duchampian readymade' with attention not only
to the disappearance of the art object, but by extension the AAD ean: of a thing's expected identity to reveal its own

ephemeral nature.’



‘lected by the art galley: one
has only to go and see what's
being shown, what's being col-

lected. Hopefully, artists are.

being inspired to be a little
more creative, to think out of
the box, walk the tightrope,
to reach that level."

He encouraged more artists
to go to the NAG to see the
work on display, to see where

Bahamian art is in the country —

today, and to catch a glimpse
of the future to see where it is

going.
Exciting

The curator of the Central
Bank of the Bahamas Art
Gallery and art consultant for
Finco, said he wanted to go
on record saying that artists
in the Bahamas are produc-
ing some of the most exciting
art in the region. He said,
however, that they simply
were not being given the
amount of exposure that oth-
ers in other Caribbean coun-
tries were receiving.

He said also that increased
funding was needed so that
Bahamian artists can have
their stories packaged and
promoted, as others in the
region, though they may come
from societies of a lesser eco-
nomic scale, have done for
years.

Mr Roberts said that with
the implementation of
NAGB, Bahamian artists are
receiving even more attention
from the international com-
munity. He said the fact that
work is now being looked at
by a curator and others who
are discerning and who have a
critical eye, and also by inter-
national curators who are
coming in, raises the level of
the artist's work and also has

nding is key to taking





the ‘scteatal oi of exposing them.
to a wider audience.

~ In 2002, the Inter-American
Development Bank was so

‘impressed by the development
‘of art in the Bahamas that the

bank curated and funded an

’ exhibition that travelled to its
‘headquarters in Washington

DC.

The exhibition probably
cost the bank more than
$200,000. They had to select
the works, package and ship
them out and ship them back
to the Bahamas.

"When you see the IADB
recognising the quality of our
arts, it says to local artists.'we
believe your art should be tak-
en to the world’, that's quite
an endorsement."

Display

Speaking of his own experi-

-ences, Mr Roberts said that

he was selected by Rosie Gor-
don-Wallace, owner and
senior curator of the Diaspora
Vibe Art Gallery in Florida, to
participate in an African,
Latin’ American and
Caribbean Art exhibition in
New York as a result of his
work being on display in the
NAG. He said further that he’
was able to sell a piece, a piece
that reflects who the people
of the Bahamas are, to a
major Jewish collector.

He noted also that he, along
with John Cox, has:been invit-
ed to participate in the annual
Art Basel in Miami in Decem-
ber. The Art Basel is a gath-
ering of international art gal-
leries and their works: "I've
always gone to see it, but nev-
er thought I would be invited

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the people who are coming in
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Jay Koment, owner of New
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ontaque

Securities

Internation-

al, a

Bahamas-

based financial services

provider, has taken on the

functions of payroll agent and

general financial advisor to

Second Mate Production, a

Disney subsidiary and the pro-

ducers of the sequels, Pirates
of the Caribbean II and III.

The sequels, starring John-

ny:Depp, are currently being

shet at the Gold Rock Creek
Studios in Grand Bahama.

©wen Bethel, president of

Mentaque Securities, said the

company has seen its involve-

ment in the industry grow over

thé years in ways originally not

envisioned. “We started out

simply providing advice on the
corporate structures and regu-
latory processes required for
mévie production in the coun-
try. Other functions were actu-
ally out-sourced until MGM
twisted our arm to also provide
all'the additional local treasury
functions during their produc-
tion of ‘Into the Blue’, which
was shot on location in Nassau
‘last year. It was their ongoing
recommendation of our service
to the other production com-
panies that has basically given
us a boost in the industry.”
Montaque’s commitment to
the development of the indus-
try and its close collaboration
with the Bahamas Film Com-
mission of the Ministry of

‘Tourism has moved it to estab-

lishing a company dedicated to
the industry as part of The
Montaque Group. Bahamas
FilmInvest International will
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porate structuring and finan-
cial advice and, through a joint
venture, also provide bridge
financing.

Calling it “an exciting
avenue” down which The Mon-
taque Group was travelling, Mr
Bethel said that the combina-
tion of finance and motion pic-

_ing an integral part of the

ture is dynamic and entertain-
ing. “From reviewing scripts,
making financial arrangements,
seeking investors, minimising
risk exposure and seeing the
final cut of the movie, are all
part of the process.”

The firm is currently working
on another thriller scheduled
for shooting in the Bahamas,
while also attracting a movie
distribution company to locate
in the Bahamas. They are also
jointly sponsoring the promo-
tion of the Bahamas with the .
Bahamas Film Commission at .
the American Film Market to
be held in Santa Monica, Cali-
fornia in November.

“With the presence of Gold
Rock Creek Studios and _
growth of the Bahamas Inter- ~
national Film Festival there is
significant potential. All stake-
holders must be ready to‘ seize’
‘the opportunity and govern-

- ment must continue to’ be
“proactive in its support.”

The engagement of Mon-
taque Securities by Hollywood
is indicative of local profes- .
‘sional service providers becom-

development and growth of the’
movie production industry in
the Bahamas and follows simi-
lar services provided to such
recent productions as MGM’s
“Into the Blue” starring Paul
Walker and Jessica Alba and-
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Parties, Nightclubs
- & Restaurants



Bacardi Happy Hour @ Power Boat Adventures Bar
and Grill (one door east of Texaco Harbour Bay),
every Friday. $3 Bacardi drinks all night and $3 beers.

Ladies Night @ Power Boat. Adventures Bar and
Grill, every Saturday. Ladies free, Gents, $10 all
night. Bacardi Big Apple and other drink specials
all night long.

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

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thurs-
day night. Doors open at 10pm. Ladies free before
1am, $10 after. Guys: $15 all night. Drink special: 3 @
$10 (Bacardi) Giveaways and door prizes every week.

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

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

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

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors
open at 9pm, showtime 11.30pm. Cover charge $15.
$10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s

music in the VIP Lounge, Top of the charts in the -

Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers. Admis-
sion: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after, Guys $20 all
night.

Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Hap-
py Hour, every Friday. Drink specials: Smirnoff
Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2
for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10.
Bahamian Night (Free admission) every Saturday
with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke Sun-
days from 8pm to.midnight, $1 shots and dinner spe-
cials all night long.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant &
Lounge, Eneas St off Poinciana Drive. Featuring

- Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark

Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food

-.and drinks.

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

The Arts



Beneath the Surface featuring new works from the
NewSkool artists — Tamara Russell, Davinia Bullard,
Tripoli Burrows and Taino Bullard. The exhibition @
The Central Bank Art Gallery, Market St, runs
through October 14. Gallery hours 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Still Life Drawing workshop @ the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas, Tuesday, October 18 and
Wednesday, October 19, 6.30pm - 9.30pm. In this
workshop, led by artist Jolyon Smith, still life is stud-
ied both as an isolated phenomena and i in relation to

_ their environment. The focus is on helping the student

observe and discover. This workshop is for persons
age 12 and over and will be held at the gallery on West
and West Hill Sts. Fee: $15 (members) and $20 (non-
members). Call the gallery at 328-5800 to secure a
space.

Bahamiam filmmaker Maria Govan will speak on
the topic New Directions in Filmmaking in the
Bahamas on Thursday, October 27, 6.30pm @ the
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, West and West
Hill Sts. Maria will talk about process; how each film
experience has informed others and how making doc-
umetaries has provided her with a wealth of insight
that has inspired her to begin harnessing her own
voice as a director who is ready to take Bahamian film
to the world state. The talk is part of the gallery’s Nar-
row Focus series and is open to the public. Admission:
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The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery
of the Bahamas, an exhibition that takes the viewer on
a journey through the history of fine art in the
Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the nation-

al collection, including recent acquisitions by Blue.

Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Benjamin-
Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition
closes February 28, 2006,

Doctors Hospital Distinguished Lecture Series: Dis-
tinguished Oncologist, Dr Theodore Turnquest will
discuss Cancer Awareness Thursday, October 20 at
6pm in the Doctors Hospital conference room. The

lecture will focus on health issues.relating to cancer .

and is free to the general public. Free blood pres-

. sure, cholesterol and glucose screenings will be per-

formed between 5pm and 6pm. To ensure available
seating RSVP 302-4603.

Doctors Hospital Fun/Run/Walk: Doctors Hospital
will be hosting its annual Fun Run/Walk on Saturday
October 22, at 7am in the Doctors Hospital Shirley
Street parking lot. The run will be followed by a
health fair and exhibition in the conference room
featuring free blood pressure, cholesterol and glu-
cose screenings. For more information call 302-4603.

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes will be held on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30, beginning
September 27 at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes loca-
tion (off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval is
required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more infor-
mation.

_Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group

meets the first Monday of each month at 6.30pm at
New Providence Community Centre, Blake Road.







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Dinner is provided and free blood sugar, blood pres-
sure and cholesterol testing is available. For more
info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third
Monday every month, oe @ Doctors Hospital con-
ference room.

The Bahamas Diabetic Association meets ede third

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

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the

-American Heart Association offers:CPR classes cer-

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

REACH - Resources & Education for Autism and
related Challenges meets from 7pm — 9pm the second
Thursday of each month in the cafeteria of the BEC
building, Blue Hill Road.

- Civic Clubs



The Bahamas Historical Society will meet on Thurs-
day, October 27 at the museum on Elizabeth Ave
and Shirley St. Dr Keith Tinker, director of the Antiq-
uities, Monuments and Museum Corporation, and
Pericles Maillis will speak on the Clifton Plantation,
giving an overview of the cultural aspect, new archae-
ological finds and efforts to preserve this important
historical site. A power point presentation will accom-
pany the speech. The public is invited to attend.

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

Club 2437 meets every second, fourth and fifth
Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins
Ave at 6pm. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @
Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach. Club 753494
meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon’s
Building, East-West Highway. Club 3596 meets at
the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at’ 7pm. Club
Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at 7.30 in
the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central
Andros. All are welcome.

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

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

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tues-
day, 6.30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor
meeting room.

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Profes-

sionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday
of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach,
6pm.

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

Send all your civic and social events to The
Tribune via fax: 328-2398 or e-mail:
outthere@tribunemedia.net

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