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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
Place of Publication:
Nassau Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
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Copyright Date:
2005
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Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
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English
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Bahamas

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Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

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19-year-old is »
stabbed to death
as crowd look on

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
and SAMORA ST ROSE

A CROWD of nightclub rev-
ellers watched in horror as a
young man was stabbed and
beaten to death before their
eyes over the weekend.

In what one observer
described as “a sad and dis-

graceful scene”, the teenager
was killed by a group of men at
Waterloo while party-goers
made no attempt to intervene.

The concrete poolside was
covered in blood as 19-year-old -

Glen Fulford lay dying in front
of scores of onlookers.. “This
shows how callous and desensi-
tised we have becomé as a peo-
_ple,” said one witness.

The club was full for the
weekly “ladies night” and this
helped Glen’s killers to escape,
he added.

According to witnesses, a
group of males accosted Glen
near the pool, beating him to
the ground, where they then
began to kick and stomp his
body until he was motionless.

A Tribune employee wit-
nessed the fight-turn-murder at
the East Bay Street nightclub
around 2am on Friday. He and
others were stunned by the hor-
rific murder.

“It shows how callous and
desensitised to violence we have
become as a people. It’s just
very, very sad and disgraceful, “
said one observer.

As some people scrambled to
get out of the way of the melee,
others danced on, unaware of
what was happening.

By this time, the music —

being played by just-crowned
“DJ of the Year” Dion da
Butcha — was ordered to be
turned off. Security officers
rushed over in an attempt to
break up the crowd and get
hold of the culprits, shouting at
everybody to clear. the pool
area,

“Please, Bverybody clear this
area, give him some room. ta
breathe,” said a woman in tears.

After some of the crowd dis-
persed, others came back to see
what had happened, forming a
large circle around the victim,
whose clothes were drenched
in blood. ©

“T bet he ain’t wake up this
morning thinking this gonna
happen to him. That’s really bad
eh, and this was inside the club,
you see,” said a male who didn’t
wish to be identified by name.

“T just glad it ain’t me, ma
boy,” he.added.

“What happened tto him, he
get stab eh, cause I ain’t hear
no shots,” said one man.

The victim was identified as
19-year-old Glen Fulford, by
Supt Walter Evans. “We have
one person currently assisting
police in their investigation,”
he said.

Glen lay on the ground for |
_ about half an hour before help

came, according to witnesses.
Later, police taped off the

‘crime scene.and began asking

questions. From the outside,
around 3am, a number of peo-
ple heard a woman crying inside
the club. Some said it was the

, victim’s mother, whe had been
, called to the scene to idéntify
her son.

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SEA ‘swells caused by a

tropical depression off the

’ Cayman Islands dumped loads

of sand on to West Bay Street
yesterday.

Bahamas Met Office is
expecting that the slow-
moving system could become
the season’s 21st named
storm, tying the record for the

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The only other time that so
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SEE page 11



Haitian dies in | Hunt is on for
traffic accident | missing surfer

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK:
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A Haitian
woman lost her life over the
holiday. weekend in a traffic
accident in the Caravel Beach
area. She is the 19th person to
die on Grand Bahama roads

this year.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that . Roseline

Novembre, 37, of LaTortue,
Haiti, died instantly when the
vehicle she was in overturned
in bushes around 3.15am Sat-
urday.

The accident occurred on
East Atlantic Drive, near the
junction with Sunset Highway,
involving a blue 1996 Chevy
Lumina licence 1871 and a

maroon Mitsubishi Galant
licence 31663.

According to police, Peter
Roberts, 41, of 8 Alex Lane,
was driving the Lumina south
on East Atlantic Drive.

‘He had left a nightclub and
was headed home when he
collided head-on with the
Galant, which was occupied
by Novembre and driver Luc
Luckson, 26, of Hearn Lane,
who were also returning home
from a night of partying.

The collision sent Luckson's
vehicle hurtling out of control
into bushes, where it over-
turned.

Mr Rahming said the Hait-
ian woman was trapped in the
wreckage and appeared to be

SEE page 11

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

FAMILY and friends of
Anthony Adderley are comb-
ing the beaches and waters of
Paradise Island after the 18-
year-old went missing while
surfing on Saturday.

Anthony had _ been
employed at Paradise Blue
Surf Shop since the opening
of Marina Village on July 15.

Mrs Michelle Kelly, owner
of the shop, said Anthony is
“a great kid from a great fam-
ily.”

“He is eager and wanting to
please. He was experiencing
a whole different side of life
working on Paradise Island,”
she told The Tribune.

Mrs Kelly explained that
Anthony had gone out surf-
ing with four friends, but nev-.
er returned to shore. She
received a report that a boat
found his surfboard, but no
sign of him.

Upon hearing news of his
disappearance, she herself
combed the beach area and
went up in a helicopter to look
for him.

Bahamas Air and Sea Res-
cue also launched its own
search. The helicopter com-
pany has also been very sup-
portive, making a point of
searching the area on every
trip.

She said searchers were

SEE page 11

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following a traffic accident ear-
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going to press.

¢ In other news from Grand
Bahama, a librarian at Sir
Charles Hayward Library was
accosted and robbed as she
walked to her car on baturday:
afternoon.

Josephine Zonicle told police
that she was walking to her car
after closing the library when

: THE TRIBUNE

she was accosted by a “dark
male” armed with a silver hand-
un.

She described the man as 5ft
Tins of slim build clad in an
orange tee-sheet.

The man robbed her of an
envelope containing an undis-
closed amount of cash, the
property of the. library, before
fleeing into nearby bushes.





@ TRIBUNE staff celebrate the latest circulation i increase, which; reinforces the ee position as

the Bahamas’ number one daily

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MEDIA experts have praised
The Tribune’s latest circulation
increase, claiming it showed the
paper was now first. choice in
all sections of the community.

_“The Tribune is often sold |
out in many ‘areas by 10am,”
said one industry source,

, “There is a tremendous demand

for it all over the island.”

Excellent news, business.and
sport content, plus intelligent
opinion, were cited as major
draws. “Better stories, better
columns and better sports cov-
erage are the paper’s main
strengths,” said the source.

Latest ABC figures show that
The Tribune has boosted its
position as the Bahamas’ num-
ber one daily, outselling its main
rival, The Nassau Guardian, by
nearly 12,000 copies a week
over the past year.

While The Tribune has con-

tinued its steady climb, the.

Guardian has slumped by
another 6.3 per cent year-on-
year, showing a total loss of

more than 18 per cent over the

last two years.

The-Guardian’s weekly sale
now stands at 64,713 compared .
with The Tribune’s 76,297.

The Tribune’s rise continues a



circulation rise

trend which began when the
paper converted to morning
publication in 1998.

The Guardian, once the dom-
inant morning paper, has now
been forced into second place,
with The Bahama Journal a dis-
tant third.

Development

A media analyst said: “The

_ Tribune has made tremendous

inroads into the black commu-
nities over the last few years. It
-has also developed a course
‘where it can properly be called
a national newspaper, with
something for all of the
‘Bahamas. ;

“Tt is a paper for independent
minds. When something

“appears in The Tribune, peo-

ple take it seriously.”
He added: “There is no doubt
that The Tribune is now a seri-
ous force editorially.”
Alongside its circulation gains,
The Tribune is also showing
impressive increases in adver-
tising sales. “More and more
businesses see The Tribune as
the premier promotional medi-
um,” said the analyst.







THE TRIBUNE



Bt MINISTER of Foreign Affairs

Fred Mitchell speaks to press
members in Freeport, Grand

Bahama.





requests Fre

TO stay in step with the economic
growth of Freeport, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs has requested an
office for its services as well as
expanded passport processing facili-
ties for the Bahamas' second city.

Presented

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell on Thursday announced that
the Ministry of National Insurance
had presented plans for the con-
struction of.a major new building in
Freeport and that his ministry has

(BIS photo)

requested space for an expanded
passport office and an office of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs within
that building. ;

"I believe that this city has grown
to the point, and its future growth
clearly points toward, a Deputy Chief
of Protocol for Freeport with an offi-
cer to assist. There is a need fora
protocol lounge in Freeport airport.

There is the need for a secure facility .

so that if our friends the Americans
want to conduct interviews for grant-
ing visas they can have such a facili-
ty," he said while addressing law



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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, PAGE 3





enforcement officers of the northern

Bahamas at an excercise in Grand ‘°

Bahama last week. ;
Passport ,
The minister said there is a partic-
ular need for expanded passport facil-
ities as machine-readable passports
will be issued out of Freeport when

they begin to be issued next year.
The expansion of these services,
said Mr Mitchell, is part. of the gov-

ernment's effort to increase interac-
tion between the capital and Grand

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Islands.
"The country is a nation of islands,
and the centre must come out to the
parts and speak with and interact with
those who live outside the capital. It

helps to build us as a country," he

said..

In support of this effort, Mr
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held two major international meet-

ings in Freeport - the Foreign Minis-

ter's Conference of Caricom earlier
this year and the meeting with the
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charged
with rape.

THREE men have been
charged with rape before
Eleuthera’s Magistrate’s
Court.

Asst Supt Wendall
Deveaux, officer-in-charge of
Eleuthera. division, said that’
on October 9.an incident’
involving an alleged sexual’
offence was reported to the
police.

Officers conducted an inves- |
tigation which resulted in|
three Eleuthera males appear- '
ing in court last week charged
with rape. Police said the:
female allegedly raped is also
a resident of Eleuthera. !

The Tribune wants to hear }
from people who are
making news in their i:
neighbourhoods. Perhaps - |
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning

for improvements in the
area or have won aa

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If so, call us on 322-1986
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A MAJOR article in the Business section
of The Tribune on Tuesday, October 11, cannot
be ignored.

The story, written by Tribune Business Editor
Neil Hartnell, told how government ignored 87
recommendations put forward by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce after consultation with
members of the business community dealing
with the Consumer Protection Bill.

The Chamber of Commerce said it was “baf-
fled” that government “had ignored the 87 rec-
ommendations it had made for improving the
Consumer Protection Bill” and instead had for-
warded the proposed legislation for debate in
the House of Assembly last Wednesday, Octo-
ber 5.

In a statement the Chamber of Commerce
said it was “disappointed” that the Bill had
gone to Parliament, after its Legislation Com-
mittee and other private sector partners had
formally presented its 87 recommendations and
other “general points” to Leslie Miller, the min-
ister of trade and industry in August 2004.

Apart from the Chamber, the other organi-
sations involved in the review included the
Bahamas Employers Confederation, the
Bahamas Hotel Association, the Insurance Insti-
tute of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Manufac-
turers Representatives and Wholesale Associ-
ation, the Small Business Association, the
Bahamas General Insurance Association, the
Bahamas Motor Dealers Association and
Amnesty International.

.The Chamber said it had forwarded its rec-
ommendations to the minister “in keeping with

the Chamber’s mandate cf representation of

the private sector and its responsibility to pre-
sent for government’s consideration our assess-
ment of the impact of proposed legislation on
the business and wider community.” _

The Chamber went on to say: “To date, we:

have not had the courtesy of a reply and'we
are disappointed to learn that the proposed Bill
has proceeded to the House of Assembly for

debate without consideration by government

of the Chamber’s extensive response.’
The Tribune is. amazed at the moderate tone

“of the Chamber’s language. It could have been .

phrased a lot stronger, and —
should have been.
It’s about time that Prime Minister Christie

in our opinion —

started exercising some discipline among the

-ranks of his Cabinet ministeérs.
There’s no, point in asking members of the
public or such public institutions as the Bahamas

Chamber of Commerce to participate in fine

tuning a piece of government legislation if it
has absolutely no intention of even considering

their recommendations. It is a foolhardy exercise —

that wastes the time and effort of busy people
who could well have put that time to better use
for their own businesses or their families.
Furthermore it is just common courtesy for
government to at least acknowledge receipt of
such proposals, especially if the Chamber had
presented their recommendations to the minis-
ter in August of last year. This gave him plenty

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(Hon.) EE D., D.Litt.

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

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Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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meet with the group for further discussion.
Such high-handedness by some of Mr
Christie’s Cabinet ministers is becoming all too
commonplace. He should remind them that
they are in government to serve the public.
They are.not there for their own pleasure.

Said the Chamber: “...So it is baffling that |

the impact of the single largest business organ-
isation in the country appears to have not been
considered.”

And “while we understand that government

is charged with the making of policy, wherever
possible, it would be prudent to seek the input
of stakeholders in matters of national impor-
tance. After all,” it added, “this is the purpose
and process of consultation.”

The Chamber in its 19-page review of the
proposed Bill said: “ The Bill is blanketed with

reasons that the Minister can summarily convict |

people. The criminal aspect of this is objec-
tionable and should be removed and left to the
discretion of the courts.”

The review went on to say that the overriding
concern regarding the Act wag the power grant-
ed to a single person (the minister) while
attempting to limit the power of the courts.
“We all share concerns that Acts such as these
— that make it less likely that matters will go
before the courts — distort the fundamental
democratic system — ie: the Constitution, the
court, Parliament, citizens and civil society.”

_ “We cannot emphasise enough that if there is
a perceived problem with the court system, this
should be fixed, rather than circumvent the sys-
tem.”

The greatness of our system of democracy is
that government adheres to the rule of law.
Therefore, even a Prime Minister or Cabinet
minister is answerable under the law. When

.. they stand before the bar of justice they are the

same — or should be the same — as an ordinary
citizen.

_It’s true that a Cabinet minister is placed in a
high position of government by the leader of
government. But he/she-should never forget
that they are the servants of the people and are
there to serve and not to rule over them. This
fact is often forgotten.

This failure of common courtesy by govern-.
ment and its indifference to the views of the . |:

Chamber of Commerce is so grievous that an
appropriate response from government is in
order. Government does not exist without the

consent of the people. And for government to"

summarily ignore their views in a case such as
this shows a callous disregard of the norms of

behaviour and an arrogance that belies proper

democratic governance.

Furthermore, to expect members of the pub-
lic to give up their own time to participate in our
so-called democracy only to be treated in such
a cavalier manner shows the public that the
present government. is anything but democratic.
Mr Christie maintains that.he heads a consul-
tative government. It would seem. that once

. again this is just so much talk?

Mr Christie should take particular potere espe-
cially with an election year not far away.


















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The Tribune Limited

The changing

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v
a

focus of Mr
Leslie Miller

EDITOR, The Tribune
Since 2003 Leslie Miller,

- Minister for Trade and Indus-

try, has waged a one man verbal
war against the local oil industry

‘— both the wholesalers and

retailers — while promising
relief for the Bahamian
motorists from the high cost of

fuel.

The benefits that accrue

from lower prices are numer-

ous. There is confusion, how-
ever, about the plans the minis-
ter may have to achieve this
desirable 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 that the NEC

would replace the oil compa-
nies in the oil supply chain and
would pass the excess profits on
to the customer.

No evidence has been sup-

plied to support this claim; and, '

in fact, government’s track
record of effectively managing
any. business enterprise is less
than stellar.

¢ 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.

e 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 “thegougers”.

-e After this, the rhetoric’ has
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
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

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additional obligation of joining
the Bolivarian Alternative for

* the Americas (ALBA), intend-

ed to be a rival to United States
initiatives. So we suspect these
have caused Mr Miller to
change the focus of the discus-
sion.

Russell Roberts, professorof
economics at George Mason
University and the Features
Editor at the Library of Eco-
nomics and Liberty recently
wrate: “Friedrich A. Hayek, in
The Fatal Conceit, wrote that
“The curious task of economics
is to demonstrate to men how

_ little they really know about

what they imagine they can
design.’ Unfortunately, when
politicians try to didl down
prices to preserve order, they
only worsen the problem. We

would do well to remember the.

emergent nature of prices, espe-
cially in times of crisis.’

Mr Miller, and his Petroleum
Usage Review Committee
(PURC), hope to convince the
Bahamas that they can design a
perfect petroleum market and
consumers will not be affected
by the shocks of the world mar-

ket 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



EDITOR, The Tribune ©

LET me begin by giving
highest accolades to the Gov:
ernor General. Dame Ivy is

time — she will be greatly
missed when she retires. This
letter however, addresses
what I feel is a serious prob-
lem in our community — not
being on time.

For too long now the
Bahamian public have
allowed the powers that be —
namely government ministers

that they are better than the
common man and hence they
can do whatever they wish

accept it without question. It
is most discourteous for gov-
ernment ministers or high-
ranking officials to arrive
after the Governor General.

Well, time waits for no one,
and I for one am advocating
that the ridiculous rule of pro-

National problem
with punctuality

always gracious, warm and on .

_ ‘demand to be treated with:
- and their minions — to feel

and the public is supposed to .

stopped believing his own
promises?

As pointed out in this article
titled Gasoline and Price Con;
trols back in 2003, the factors-
determining the price of fuel do
not include the Minister of
Trade’s pronouncements of
what margins the oil industry
should maintain. Supply and
demand are the determining
factors, and no individual 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 United States,
but the cost of fuel at those sta-
tions 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. .

_ THE. NASSAU INSTITUTE
Nassau
October 3 2005




tocol that demands that pub-_
lic functions to which gov-.
ernment officials have been .’
invited have to be put on hold.
until the “powers that be”:
arrive is a load of nonsense. ’
Government officials need to’
get a reality check because
this .foolishness has got to
stop! In case they don’t:
realise it, we are no longer’
slaves waiting to do the mas--
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y some standards,
Abaco has come
into its own. Any-
one visiting the
island for the first time in a few
years will be shocked at the lev-
el of growth it has recently
experienced. The famed traf-
fic light in Marsh Harbour, long
a somewhat unnecessary
curiosity, now increasingly
serves an actual purpose, as the

surrounding area develops into

a real city centre.

-In local government terms,
Abaco’s three District II Coun-
cils and various town commit-
tees are allotted some 20 per
cent of the local government
budget for the entire country,
reflecting the island’s popula-
tion growth.

New resorts, a harbour full
of boaters and new restaurants

everywhere you look signify an
economy on the move. But if
you blink too much you are
likely to miss the signs of cor-
responding public investment
growth in Abaco.

To put it mildly, the much-
vaunted resilience of an econ-
omy driven by repeat visitors
and second home owners has
not been matched either by

public investment in infra-_

structure or by robust manage-
ment of local affairs and
resources. :

Troubling

The result is a troubling
developmental imbalance of
which the infamous Mud and
Pigeon Pea settlements are
only the most visible examples.
Smart new office suites and

‘By some standards, Abaco
has come into its own’



surprisingly large supermarkets
and hardware outlets must be
accessed on horrifically pot-
holed roads. Tourists are treat-
ed to an “International” air-
port that is built to Family
Island standards and must be
closed in the event of a little
rain (in which instances, inci-
dentally, Bahamasair does not
cover the cost of travelling to
Treasure Cay for the Nassau
flight).

Electrical and telephone ser-
vices are simply substandard,

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weekend behind bars

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.CZECH-born investor -Vik-
tor Kozeny spent another
weekend behind bars as Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel was
‘unable to make a ruling in his
bail application bid.

Philip Davis, lawyer for

Kozeny, and Francis Cumber-:

batch, who is representing the
United States in the extradi-
tion bid, continued their sub-
missions on Kozeny’s bail
application last Thursday. |
After Mr Cumberbatch
made his submissions, which
were in response to arguments
which Mr Davis had made in a
previous hearing, the magis-
.trate said she would be unable
to hear another lengthy sub-
mission that day and adjourned
the bail hearing to Tuesday. Mr
Davis told the court he would
be willing to present a written
submission.
Mr Davis, who told the mag-
-istrate on Thursday that his
client had been co-operative
with US authorities by turning
over bundles of documents to
them, presented two more of
Mr Kozeny’s passports which
he said signified that Mr
Kozeny was willing to be “full
and frank with the court.”
One was a Czech passport
issued in 1994 and the other an
Arab passport issued in 2000.
The passports were report-
edly missed when authorities
raided -Kozeny’s Lyford Cay
residence. Mr Davis also
reminded the court of a sub-
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the laundering of hundreds of
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Mr Cumberbatch said there
were several occasions when
Kozeny left the Bahamas for
the United States using one

‘passport and returned using

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Mr Cumberbatch argued
that the. passports had been
stamped ‘cancelled’ but that
there was no date on them to
indicate when they were can-
celled. Mr Cumberbatch also
argued against Mr Davis’ sub-
mission that even if Kozeny
were to flee to. Venezuela there
was still a possibility for him
to be extradited.

‘Mr Cumberbatch explained
that there were extradition lim-
itations in that country and that
it was quite possible for
Venezuelan authorities to
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and all the new projects look
certain to create further strain.

_ The general disparity between

private investment and public
investment looks set to grow
even starker with all the devel-
opments being slated for Aba-
co.

In the circumstances, Aba-
conians are sick of being point-
ed to by Nassau politicians as a
Family Island success story,
only to have the fruits of that
success siphoned off into the
consolidated fund with noth-
ing to show for it in terms of
public investment. They seem
to know all too well that an
economy increasingly like
Grand Bahama’s cannot be
governed in the manner of Cat
Island. For growth to be sus-
tainable, planning and decision-
making must exist primarily at
the local level.

The mood at Guana Cay,
which is-at the centre of gov-
ernment’s controversial plans
for an “anchor” project for the
area, epitomises the sense of
inertia and frustration that
takes root when locals are
denied both real decision-mak-
ing and the tools to implement
it.

The post office and adminis-

trative complex constructed on
the island by the FNM govern-
ment have been unmanned for
over a year now. Since that
time, locals have been obliged
to travel to Marsh Harbour
even to collect their mail. Local
government claims to have
found no-one prepared to take
the job.

If you look at.some of the
things the people of the Abaco

Cays have organised for them-
selves, independent of central
government (a reliable ferry
service, a successful fishing
industry, a solid tourist industry
based on the rental of their

homes) it may seem strange

that they would wait years for
someone to come and bring the
mail. But that is the nature of
government in the Family
Islands. It comes in, makes the
rules, puts up the. bujldings,
takes over the responsibility
(sometimes even monopolises
it!), then fails to deliver. .

Like on, the mainland, the
things that are best maintained
and ordered on-Guana Cay are
those that private individuals
have taken an interest in main-
taining. The best paved roads

care those leading north of the

settlement, all built and:main-
tained at the expense of a pop-.
ular foreign resident. ane

Like many. Abaconians, the
people of Guana Cay possess
an admirable spirit of self-help
that is unusual among Family
Islanders. But without the
funds to match, even this is not
enough. :

Comprise

Elbow Cay, Man-o-War Cay

and Great Guana together
comprise one local administra-
tive unit. Between them, these
little islands contribute more
than their fair share to the trea-

sury. But under our system of _

local government, they are
funded from the consolidated
fund, rather than retaining tax-

“es at source.

The entire annual budget
allotment for these three
bustling cays is around
$400,000, a miniscule sum when
you consider that the dump
maintenance contract for
Marsh Harbour alone is some
$60,000. Even-without the

expected influx of new employ- |
: eS, ‘visitors and business activ-

‘Good luck. : '

ity, this generally low level of
public investment makes for a
badly kept, inadequately cared
for community.

A few weeks ago in Guana

‘Cay, I spoke to one of the

opponents of the Baker’s Bay
resort who had a very personal
example to relate. During a
recent spell of bad weather, her
son, together with several oth-
er schoolchildren, had taken
refuge in an unsecured struc-

‘ture supposedly maintained on

the island by BEC. When he
went to put his drink down on
what appeared to be a suitable
object, the child received a
blast of electricity that very
nearly caused his death.

Today, some feeble tape and
a new door deny entry to any-
one insufficiently nimble and
mischievous to enter through
the gaping, uncovered roof!

A more long-term concern
of locals is that a local govern-

* ment that is so under-funded,

so weakened by politics and so
second-fiddle to Nassau in
terms of decision-making, will
never be able to keep up with
the growth of their communi-
ties. In such circumstances, it

_ is hard to see how that growth

will continue to be orderly.

So for all their success, many
Abaconians suspect that theirs
is a.model that cannot be long
sustained with the current con-
straints on self-government.

. The signs of negative urbani-

sation and badly-co-ordinated
growth are already appearing
with alarming speed.

The fully employed people
of Guana Cay, about to be
treated (by Nassau politicians) -

~to a massive investment pro-

ject, will now presumably have

to accommodate an influx of

immigrant labourers. And they
have only the politicians in
Nassau to look to.for solutions

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off blacklist by
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m@ By CARA BRENNEN
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THE Bahamas has been
removed from the monitoring

list of the Financial Action Task -

Force, Attorney General Alfred
Sears has announced.

In June, 2000, the Bahamas
was one of 15 offshore finan-
cial services identified by the
FATF as non-Co-operative
countries and territories.

This so-called “blacklisting”

propelled the financial services
sector to implement a battery
of legislative and institutional
measures to combat money

“laundering and reduce the.vul-
‘nerability of its: financial sys-

tem, Mr Sears explained.

He added that since the coun-
try’s removal from the non-co-
operative list in 2001, the coun-
try was still being monitored by
the FATF.

However, he said that in “an
important if long overdue
acknowledgment of the efforts





Hi ALFRED Sears

of the Bahamas,” the FATF at:

their October, 2005, plenary in

Paris, France, formally discon-

tinued their monitoring.
Among issues of concern was

the ability of Bahamian author-
‘ities to adequately respond to

foreign judicial and regulatory
requests. 5; F

However, Mr Sears main-
tained that. the country has
always expeditiously processed.
requests for assistance through
the AG’S office.’ ee

He added that the country.
remains committed to interna=;
tional co-operation and ensut-:
ing that the financial services:
industry remains regulated and.
vigilant against the dangers of,
money-laundering and the
financing of terrorism. tet

He also thanked the many.
industry personnel who worked.
long hard hours to get the coun-’
try to this stage. i

Both Foreign Affairs Minister:
Fred Mitchell and Financial Ser-.
vices Minister Allyson May
nard-Gibson called the occasion:
an important and vital compo;:
nent to the country securing
itself as a major player in the
financial arena.

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Grand Bahama pile-up

SIX people are in hospital fol-
lowing a two-car collision on
Grand Bahama Highway.

The accident occurred on Fri-

day at 6.10pm about three miles

east of South Riding Point.
Police say Andre Wells, 34,

was driving his car west when

he was side-swiped by another

vehicle. His car left the road

and overturned in a pond. The

other vehicle failed to stop.
-Mr Wells and his five passen-

gers all received injuries and

were taken to hospital by ambu-
lance and private vehicle.

Police are seeking the pub-
lic’s help in locating the uniden-
tified hit-and-run vehicle. Any-
one with information should call
352-1919.

° A LONG-time British resi-
dent of Bimini was found dead

at home by his caretaker.

Police reported that 61-year-
old Paul Wood was discovered
around 10am on Friday lying
motionless in his bed.

Mr Wood’s caretaker, Paula
Ellis, told police she discovered
her employer after entering his
room when he failed to answer
several knocks on his door.

Police concluded that foul
play was not involved. .

Mr Wood had been living
alone and was known to have
suffered from diabetes and
heart disease. ;

An autopsy will be performed
in New Providence to deter-
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@ CURATOR Erica James with the gown





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HISTORICAL CONTEXT - A MUST-READ COLUMN THAT GETS To THE POINT



A BALLGOWN worn at
Government House by Lady
Ranfurly during a 1950s visit to
Nassau by Princess Margaret
has been presented to the
Bahamas National Art Gallery.

The gown, made by Paris
couturier Jacques Faith, was
handed over by Lady Ran-
furly’s daughter, Lady Caroline
Simmonds, who as a child of
four raised the flag at the open-
ing of Ranfurly Home for Chil-
dren.

Lady Caroline, whose father
Lord Ranfurly was Governor
of the Bahamas between 1953
and 1956, presented the gown
to gallery curator Erica James.

She said she was delighted to
make the donation and promised
to hand over the handbag, shoes
and gloves that Lady Ranfurly
wore for the occasion.

The gown, made of cream

BASRA gets
ready for
fundraising

THE Bahamas Air-Sea Res-
cue Association (BASRA) has
‘announced that its main annual
fundraising event will be held
on Friday, October 28.

- The event, the BASRA Ball,
‘will be held at Sandals Royal
‘Bahamian Spa Resort on Cable
‘Beach.

. According to a press release
issued last week, "Long-time
BASRA favourite, the Soulful
-Groovers, will provide the
“music and tickets are $150 each
‘and include cocktails, dinner,
‘Wine and the chance to win the
‘main door prize of two Ameri-
ean Airlines business class tick-
‘éts to London."
-* "Throughout 2005, BASRA’
‘has continued to conduct safe
‘boating courses and, having
“now graduated in excess of 200
“persons, BASRA feels strongly
‘that every boater should take
‘some sort of boating course and
-is working with the Ministry of
- Transport and the Port Depart-
‘ment to bring this to fruition."
According to the release, it
-costs more than $100,000 a year
.to operate BASRA, and a large

part of this is traditionally col-
lected at the ball.
BASRA, which was founded

‘in 1963, is the only completely

volunteer search and rescue
organisation in the Bahamas.

"They maintain a network of
willing volunteers throughout
Nassau and the Family Islands
who are prepared to respond to
situations by co-ordinating cas-
es and using their own vessels
and aircraft.

"BASRA therefore relies
heavily on receiving the public's
financial support which assists
greatly in maintaining their two
rescue vessels, the Lady Pearl
and the Uncle Ben," it said.

BASRA said it appreciates
the support from volunteers and
from those individuals and busi-
nesses that continue to make
contributions by way of adver-
tising in the BASRA Ball pro-
gramme, taking a corporate
table at the ball or by providing

- raffle prizes.

For further information about
the ball, contact BASRA head-
quarters at.325-8864 or 477-
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Brussels lace over silk and
linen, has a bodice beaded with
flower design and halter neck
and sash in sea green satin.

The 1950s photograph shows
Lady Ranfurly in the gown
being saluted by Corporal
‘Grant, the Governor’s driver.

The other picture shows
Lady Caroline with the gown
on the balcony of the National
Art Gallery.

Lady Caroline sits on the
Council of Book Aid Interna-
tional (the outgrowth of Nassau’s
circulating library) and chairs
Ranfurly Charitable Services.

Her parents left a lasting
impression on the Bahamas,
particularly with the establish-
ment of the Ranfurly Home,
which still provides food and
shelter for deprived children.

Lady Ranfurly’s determina-
tion to set up a home for needy



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Historic gown
given to gallery

children was sparked by a fire

in Bay Street during the 1950s.

As Lord Ranfurly helped
man the fire hoses, Lady Ran-
furly was by his side and noticed
homeless waifs emerging from
narrow passages between
downtown businesses.

The Ranfurlys returned to
the Bahamas in 1960 so that
she could officially open the
home bearing her name.

During a trip to the Family
Islands, Lady Ranfurly was
shocked at how few books
there were for children to read.
So she launched an appeal and
established the Ranfurly Out
Island circulating library, which
continued after her return to
England and became an inter-
national organisation.

Lady Ranfurly died in Feb-
ruary, 2001, at her home in
Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

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Almost all the Caribbean.

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. Nations in the world with the

highest tertiary-education
migration rates.

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cated people who
migrate. Indeed, Trinidad and
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resources that Caribbean coun-

tries, particularly Barbados, :
Trinidad and Tobago, and-

Jamaica, spend on the educa-
tion of their brightest people.
This is yet another form of
resource transfers from devel-
oping countries to developed
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ship between rich and poor
countries.
And, the problem is about

‘to get worse.

wo of the three major:
immigrant-receiving
countries are Australia, Canada’
and the United States. Of those:
three, Caribbean people emi-:
grate to Canada and the US. *'
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dian Foreign Affairs Minister,
Pierre Pettigrew, declared that
Canada’s population of 32 mil-
lion must reach 40 million with-

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life”. “

Mr Pettigrew was reflecting:
the concern that Canada’s pop-'
ulation is aging with moré
demands on the social welfare’
system. There is, therefore, an’
urgent need for a younger and’
bigger work force to contribute
financially tothe system. — ~

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advantage of the region

would not reach 40 million until
2026 if it relied on natural
growth. 5s

Canada, therefore, will
encourage migration to its
shores, and given the proximity
of the Caribbean and the tradi-
tional links between the two
areas, it is obvious that the
Caribbean will be one region to
which Canada will look for
fresh immigrants. And, those
immigrants will be the best
qualified.

To add to the problem, over
the last few years, the United
States and the United Kingdom
have been actively recruiting
skills that are required in a
number of fields including
teaching, health care and com-
puter technology. Both Guyana
and Jamaica have already lost a
large number of nurses and
teachers to the US and Britain.

While, now and in the future,
the largest number of such skills
will come from Asian countries,
the largest number as a per-
centage of the population will
come from the Caribbean. In
other words, the Caribbean will
continue to be the region that
will lose the largest number of
its qualified people.

here should be no

doubt about it: it is not
the poor, the wretched and the
unskilled that will be accepted
as migrants into the OECD
countries. The drive is for qual-
ified and skilled people who can
fill a void in the work force, con-
tribute to the creation of new
jobs and new businesses, buy
property, spend in the econo-
my and pay into the social secu-
rity scheme.

The loss of a significant num-
ber_of its ablest and brightest
people clearly has a negative
impact on the social and eco-
nomic development of the
Caribbean.

When this loss of talent is
combined with the erosion of
preferential markets for the
area’s traditional exports, the
decline in official development
assistance, and the slow down in
the growth rates of national

economies, it is very likely that .

both poverty.and unemploy-

Think. Fee

ment will increase.

There are, of course, two fac-
tors contributing to the migra-
tion of skills from the region.

First is the “pull” factor,

motes their retention by job
conditions that compensate
them for lower salaries; and
which allows adequate space for
their creative abilities.



There should be no doubt
about it: it is not the poor, the
wretched and the unskilled
that will be accepted as
migrants into the OECD

countries.



among them better salaries and
wider opportunities to work in a
chosen field.

Second is the “push” factor
which includes political dis-
crimination and victimization,
lower salaries, and limited
opportunities for personal
growth.

There is nothing that the
Caribbean can do to compel its
skilled and qualified people to
remain at home. They can only



While the =
largest number
of such skills
will come from
Asian countries,
the largest
number as a
percentage of
the population
will come from
the Caribbean.



be encouraged to do so.

Such encouragement would
require a more inclusive system
which does not shut out persons
from opportunities and from

contributing on .party. political
grounds; which-actively pro-

Additionally, the creation of
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy with free move-
ment of labour would expand
the area of opportunity for
skilled nationals within the
region.

But even such conditions
would not end skilled migration
to OECD countries.’ ~

The Caribbean should there-
fore try to turn this significant

migration to advantage.

I: financial terms, there
are already considerable
benefits from Caribbean migra-
tion as immigrants send remit-
tances to their home countries
to relatives and friends.
According to the IMF, the
Caribbean is the largest recipi-
ent of worker remittances in
proportion to its GDP. The

report says that, in 2002, total °
remittances “constituted about

13 percent of the region’s
GDP”. In comparison, foreign
direct investment (FDI) was 6
per cent and official develop-
ment assistance (ODA) was
only 1 per cent of GDP.

What is more, remittances
rose between 1990 and 2002
while FDI and ODA declined:

Remittances are, therefore,
significant. The money‘ that is
sent home alleviates poverty
and supports the unemployed; it
is spent in the economy help-
ing to sustain businesses and to

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the financial services industry,
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fits of remittances sent from
nationals abroad.

They could, for instance,
allow nationals abroad to save
in domestic financial institutions
at home at higher rates of inter-
est and with convertibility to
the currencies in which they
earn. This would increase the
capital available in the domestic
market to lend for productive
purposes.

A serious effort should also
be made to encourage nationals
abroad to invest not only in
their native countries, but in
other parts of the Caribbean.

Proposals should be drawn-
up for investment in govern-
ment bonds and private sector
projects at a preferred rate of
interest. This would call for gov-
ernments and private sector
organisations to devise jointly
a portfolio of projects structured
by investment’ bankers, and
endorsed by Central Banks to
provide a satisfactory level of
comfort.

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world in which nationals are
located with the twin objectives
of benefiting from their ideas,
network of contacts, and know-
how in their fields of compe-
tence, and of arming them with
the information they need to
advance the Caribbean’s inter-
est visibly in the overseas com-
munities in which they live,
work and, very importantly,
vote.

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vate sector in the region should
turn Caribbean migration to
advantage by creating condi-
tions in which nationals abroad
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PRIME Minister Perry Christie speaks to persons attending the senior health fair
(Photo: BIS/Peter Ramsay)

Need for better —
access to medicine
as age increases

@ By Bahamas Information
Services

BAHAMIANS are living
longer and healthier lives.

Seniors now make up around
17 per cent of the population,
and it is a sector on which non-
communicable diseases such as
diabetes, hypertension, asthma
and arthritis continue to wreak

‘havoc.

A seniors’ health fair hosted
by the Farm Road Urban
Renewal Project (FRUR) pro-
ject on Wednesday and spon-
sored by the Ministry of Health
underscored the need for
seniors to regularly access
health care.

The fair provided services
and information to help seniors

with high blood pressure, heart .

disease, diabetes, nutrition,
exercise, oral health, medica-
tion and other health matters...

. “IL have seen, the wonde ful
work that urban renewal IS:

_ doing,” said Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie, the MP for the Farm
Road constituency.

“Over the ensuing period, I
would expect to have a major
thrust in urban renewal where
the idea of (an urban renewal
headquarters) is to have gov-
ernment’s services working
together and where the infor-
mation coming out of this build-
ing would literally force a gov-
ernment to reorder its priori-
ties, because the suffering of
those people who live in cir-
cumstances that no one in this
country would agree with, could
be addressed,” he said.

“Given improved social and
economic conditions and tech-
nological advances in the diag-
nosis and treatment of dis-
eases,” said Health Minister Dr
Marcus Bethel. “Senior citizens
are fast becoming a growing

_ sector of our society.

Paediatric surgeon , Dr,!



director for .the Chronic Non-
communicable Diseases divi-
sion for the Ministry of Health;
pointed to “better health care
and education” to support
Bahamian longevity.

“As people live longer you
will see some of the diseases
you have not seen,” he noted.
“At the turn of the last century
the average age for man in the
Bahamas was in the 40s. Now it
is in the 70s.”

Although “more advanced”
health care systems: are avail-
able to Bahamians, “we are
behind in how we access them.

“We have everything on offer
but people are not accessing, it
early enough because of fear,
normally — fear of the
unknown, fear of what’s going
to happen when they go to the
doctor, fear of misinformation.

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High winds caused

by depression

FROM page one

centred about 150 miles south-
east of Grand Cayman, fore-
casters said.

It was moving west-northwest
near 2mph and had sustained
winds near 35 mph. Depressions
become tropical storms when
their winds reach 39 mph.

The islands of the south east-
ern Bahamas yesterday experi-
enced some thunderstorms
because of the system. And
while the rest of the islands
should not experience more than
scattered showers and more
thunderstorms from the system,
because of its slow movement
forecasters say residents should
still follow its progress.

Long-term forecasts show the
storm would likely move west
and north, putting the storm in
the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday
or Friday. Forecasters said water
temperature and other condi-
tions were favourable for it to
become a significant hurricane.

The system had yet to form
the well-defined core needed
for significant strengthening
Sunday afternoon. Dry air also
appeared to be stopping the rise
of warm, moist air needed for

@ THE projected
course of the
depression

development, he said.

A hurricane watch was issued:

for the Cayman Islands, mean-
ing hurricane conditions could
be felt there within 36 hours. A
tropical storm warning, meaning
tropical storm conditions within
24 hours, also was posted.

The depression is expected
to bring four to six inches of
rain-in the Cayman Islands and
Jamaica, with as much as 12
inches possible in some areas.

In Jamaica, officials issued a
flash flood warning for north-



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Hunt on after
disappearance
of surfer on PI

FROM page one

‘trying to look in the direc-
tion of the tides, but bad sea
conditions hampered their
efforts. —
~ Mrs Kelly said the situa-
tion is unfortunate, but added
that everyone is hoping he
will be found alive and well.
His family and friends spent
all day combing the beach.

‘She said his co-workers
had been very respectful to

the family and helpful in the
search.

Michel Wells was surfing
with Anthony just off the
Club Med site when they got
into difficulties. Three friends
— more experienced surfers
— were further out, riding
the white-tops. Michel man-

_ aged to scramble ashore but
Anthony — who had a larger

surfboard — vanished.
An air search will continue

' today.

Woman
~ killed in
accident

FROM page one

lifeless when paramedics arrived
at the scene.

Her body was removed from the
wreckage by firemen and trans-
ported by hearse to. Rand Memor-
ial Hospital, where she was offi-
cially pronounced dead by doctors.
Both vehicles were destroyed. The
two men were taken to hospital,
where Roberts was treated and lat-
er discharged.

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BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

Bacardi & Company Limited is seeking
candidates for the position of

Assistant Controller of Finance.

The Company has been based in Nassau for over 40 years with
significant manufacturing operations in the areas of bulk rum
production and bottling of various spirit beverages, primarily for
export markets.

The Assistant Controller will be responsible for leading the budgeting
and analysis functions within the Finance department. While
reporting to the Financial Controller the incumbent will be required
to plan and implement the annual budget and quarterly revised
estimate processes across the entire organisation. In addition the
successful candidate is expected to manage the budget reporting
submissions into the parent company including treasury forecasts.
Other key duties include the performance of quarterly financial
statement variance analysis and management of our global product
costing system.

The successful candidate must hold a professional designation
with ten (10) to fifteen (15) years experience.
-ACA or CPA designation is preferred.
Furthermore the individual must possess the ability to work
independently under pressure to consistently meet deadlines.
Must be a self starter and a team player.

Salary and. benefits are commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should forward copies of their curriculum
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Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas.

Attention The Human Resources Manager »

Information may also be forwarded via e-mail to
dacartwright@bacardi.com

Application Deadline: October 28, 2005

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Meeting of Bethel and Brendt





@ THE Minister of Health and Environmental Services Senator the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, right,
greets Charge d'Affairs of the US Embassy Dr Brent Hardt during a courtesy call last Wednesday :
at the Ministry of Health headquarters.

(BIS Photo: Tim Aylen)

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The summit will be held on
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Keynote speakers at the sum-
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Josephine Bakuis, former MP
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Dr Munroe said: “We have
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THE FNM’s flip-flopping over the party leadership has
encouraged the PLP to savour dreams of sweet victory in
2007.

The opposition’s self-imposed implosion could not come at
a better time for the government.

With unions going berserk, unemployment spiking, illegal
immigration unimpeded, the PLP needs people to be looking
elsewhere.

_. Now, with dissent brewing in the FNM, PLP insiders say
their party is organising a campaign to capitalise on its rival’s
weaknesses and portray the FNM to the Bahamian public as a
party of indecisive position-seekers.

. The PLP appears to be working on a dream team in
response to the hype over a Hubert Ingraham-Brent
Symonette line-up in 2007.

Well-placed sources claim that the PLP is actively lobbying
Dr Bernard Nottage to run alongside Perry Christie in the
next general election.

A high-level party official said: “Tell the FNM to bring
Hubert. We gat something for them. We want Perry to shuffle
him straight into the retirement home.

“Everybody rowing over those two rookies (Tommy
Turnquest and Dion Foulkes), but bring Hubert, that’s who
we want. We want see the Bahamian people toss him into the
‘political boneyard.”

If Bernard Nottage was to leave the hapless CDR, insidérs
speculate that he may run for the PLP stronghold of St
Cecilia, particularly as many insiders believe Cynthia
‘Mother’ Pratt may not run at the next election.

Further, the PLP has a perfect opportunity to quash any
FNM resistance by calling an early election in.2006.

If the PLP were to mount an early offensive, the FNM will
be caught with their pants down as they would not have time
to regroup and unite behind one leader.

There would still be resentful cliques in the party
regardless of who is leader. The party may not have a clearly
defined agenda and Bahamians will not unite behind a party
that is not portraying the image of unity.

‘What’s more, because Bahamians have short memories
and the PLP is the governing party, electioneering strategies
such as road works and beautification campaigns (parks and
communities) will begin.

’ As election time draws near, the public should expect to
hear of sudden increases in the salaries of teachers and public
servants and shadowy job creations.

And look for the PLP to capitalise on the Baha Mar
investment, which is conveniently slated to begin construction
‘in 2007, either the year after or the year of the next general
+ election.

‘’. AS a young person yet to vote for the first time, what really

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DEFENCE Force officer
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Astrid and Ellison Pinder are
finding treasures among items
that are normally destined for
the dump.

And they have polished them
into pieces of art that have res-
idents and visitors gushing with
amazement.

Moss took limbs from the
lowly coconut tree and created
striking figurines replicating
Bahanuan scenes.

The Pinders have discovered

that with a little elbow. grease,
the ordinary whelk shell reveals
its true texture - mother-of-
pearl right through.

They are among. 100 special-
ists with booths at the Bahama
Craft Centre on Paradise Island
near the exit bridge.

Mlaiiy of them will be show-
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annual BahaArts Festival at the
Heritage Village (Arawak Cay
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sand flavours of the islands.”

The Pinders are comfortable
in shells - king conch, cameo
conch, triton trumpet, pink
conch, milk conch, and the
numerous small rainbow-
coloured shells found on the
beach.

Moss was in his backyard
when he casually picked up a
coconut and curiously looked
_at.it only to find it looking back
at him.

“I saw a face and I said all I
need is a body to go along with
that,” he recalled. “Since I was
at the coconut tree I decided to
stay there and see whether I
could do that using items from
the coconut tree.”

The reception, he said, has
been great. “The product moves.
People come by. They never saw
it before. I-am the only one in
the Bahamas who is doing it.
This is.a unique product and
they have to get a piece.”

“Il need to be’ at the
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month so I can.show Bahami-

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Neil Diamond, Cher, Elton
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all in one theatre — or at least

that’s what one might think ’

when sitting down for Celebri-
ties on Stage. In reality, the
‘stars’ on stage are actually
The Edwards Twins -— two
California-born celebrity
impersonators who take on
the roles of more than 100
superstars.

Identical twin brothers
Anthony and Eddie Edwards

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more than 20 years with their
realistic portrayal of some of
the world’s best-loved celebri-
ties, and have opened for some
of the most popular, including
Michael Jackson, Celine Dion,
Rod Stewart and U2.

Now, after more than a year
of planning, the duo is bring-
ing their act to the Crystal
Palace Casino, in what casino
executives call a “return to
value-added gaming enter-
“tainment:.

The revue has an initial 60-

show run with a gala premiere
on October 21 and public
opening on October 23.

The Edwards Twins’
onstage vocals and visuals
have been called “better than
watching the real thing” by
People Magazine.

The show was born out of a
childhood fascination with
celebrities, said Anthony — the

show’s producer and elder

brother (by 4 minutes).

““When we were very young,

we would listen to our par-
ents’ records, and found out
very early that we had a
tremendous gift in mimicking
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ple leave feeling like they
were watching the actual stars
on stage.”

‘Anthony’s. ataral tenor -

morphs from a raspy Neil Dia-
mond to an accented Elton
John. “There is no lip synch-
ing, and we never spoof our
subjects,” says Anthony.
Eddie, who performs all of
the show’s female characters,
transforms himself using tricks
learned from Hollywood
make-up artists — in the tradi-
tion of Robin Williams’ Mrs
Doubtfire and Eddie Mur-

phy’s Mother and Grand-.

mother Krump ~‘to déliver
Barbara Streisand’s soprano,
Cher’s outfits and Tina Turn-



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intended to flatter their child:
hood idols.

Workmen are currenthy
transforming the Rainforest
Theatre aspart of Cable Beads
Resorts’ $7 million committe
ment to renovating the’ Crise
tal Palace Casino. “This will'bé
the only ‘Las Vegas stylée
entertainment in a Bahamas

casino,” said Robert Sands,

vice-president of adininistte:
tion and external relations:at
Baha Mar (Cable Beagh
Resorts’ parent company). »~

“We’re in’a gaming envi
ronment and our guests expect
a different kind of entértain=.
ment. The Edwards Twins
revue will help us achieve this,

ais

-and will be complemented by

monthly or bi-monthly inter=
national performers for the.

~benefit of our casino: cups:
tomers and the general pwh

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i Ambassador John Rood, Minna Israel, managing director Scotiabank (Bahamas), Debra Wood;
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succession planning and Ronald Blackman, credit risk manager

In support of local fund-rais-
ing efforts for victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited made a
donation of $15,000 during a
live media broadcast of a
national telethon.

The telethon, a local private
sector initiative, was spear-
headed by Franklyn Wilson,
Chairman of the Bahamas for

Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund.

and was held on September 30.

This $15,000 donation by Sco-
tiabank is in addition to a con-
tribution of C$100,000 made to
the Red Cross by Scotiabank’s
parent company, which has also
pledged to match funds of up
to C$150,000 for its employee

donations.

Minna Israel, Managing
Director of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited, together
with her management and staff,
engaged in various activities in
order to raise the funds.

Commitment

“Natural disasters are
unpredictable,” said Ms Israel,
“and can affect any of us at
anytime. We at Scotiabank
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by the wrath of Hurricane
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aftermath of hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne. The bank also donated:
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IMF: Bahamas facing
‘major hardship’
due to oil prices

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas will
be one of the
Western Hemi-
sphere’s hardest
hit countries from
the sharp increase in global oil
prices, the International Mone-
tary Fund (IMF), has predict-
ed, facing “considerable hard-
ship” and a “substantial” reduc-

tion in per annum gross domes-

tic product (GDP).

Annop Singh, director of the
Fund’s Western Hemisphere
Department, in a speech on the
economic outlook for the Latin
American and Caribbean
region, named the Bahamas as
one of those likely to suffer the
most because of its position as a

‘Don’t wait for a new FATF crisis

| mi By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

| ‘THE Bahamas needs to develop a “proac-
‘tive” national policy approach to dealing with
agencies such as the Financial Action Task
| Force (FATF), the Financial Services Con-
| :sultative Forum’s head told The Tribune yes-
_ terday, rather than waiting until “a crisis
occurs and trying to climb out of the abyss

or problem”.

- Brian-Moree;-senior. partner: with: McKin-
ney, Bancroft & Hughes, said that while the

Fund says nation will be one of the
hardest hit in Western Hemisphere,

facing a ‘substantial’ reductiqn in
per annum GDP



net oil importer.

The spike in global oil prices
had not had a major impact on
world economic growth to date,
Mr Singh said, and many coun-
tries in the Latin American
region were benefiting because
they were net oil importers. ,

But he added: “This masks
the considerable hardship being
faced by net oil importers. Sub-
stantial output losses are expect-
ed to result for some Caribbean
countries, in particular, Belize,

~ the Dominican Republic, Haiti

and the Bahamas, and Central

“Moreover, trade balances
and inflation are being adverse-
ly impacted in the Latin Amer-

‘ican and Caribbean region, and

fiscal positions are coming
under pressure, because the
pass-through into domestic
prices of fuels and energy have

SEE page 2B

)

Bahamas could feel “justifiably satisfied” that
the FATF had discontinued monitoring it
over the implementation of its anti-money

overdue”

Winn-Dixie names
Souder successor

WINN-Dixie has named its
Miami district manager, Ken
Burns, as Bruce Souder’s

replacement at Bahamas.

Supermarkets, subject to

“pending approval” from
immigration authorities in this —

nation.

There was still no mention
in Winn-Dixie’s statement of
the reasons for Mr Souder’s

departure, but Mr Burns will .

assume all his responsibilities
when he takes the role of
Bahamas Supermarkets’ man-
aging director.

‘Meanwhile, Bryan Knowles,
who was Mr Souder’s No.2 as

financial controller, will remain —

in that post but has received a
promotion to vice-president,
chief financial officer and
administrative officer.

Mr Burns, like his predeces-

sor, is something of a Winn- .

Dixie stalwart, having spent 35
years with the’ company after

starting with it in 1968 as a _

part-time stock associate.
“Winn-Dixie is extremely
proud of our Bahamas opera-
tions,” stated Mark Sellers,
group Vice-president of opera-

SEE page 6B

Shell officials |
in. Bahamas to
determine sale

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

TOP executives from Shel-
’s global and regional head
. offices in London and Brazil
are expected in the Bahamas
this week to inform bidders
whether the company is going
through with the sale of its
Bahamian petroleum retail
division, and who the winner
is.
The sale process has dragged
on for more than half a year,
ever since Tribune Business

first revealed in March 2005
that Shell was looking to dis-
pose of its retail division,
despite the company’s denials.

It is understood that the bid-
ders, of whom three were
Bahamian companies and
groups, have become increas-
ingly frustrated in recent
months over Shell’s apparent
inability to settle on a winning
bidder and, indeed, whether it
will go through with the

SEE page 8B

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laundering regime, an action that was “long
, it was not “an end to the challenges -
to the Bahamas and offshore centres from
the supranational agencies”.

While the FATF may have ended its formal
interest in the Bahamas, this nation is still
locked in negotiations with the Organisation

SEE page 7B



| (& JEFFREY Parker,
(=. chairman of Consolidated
= Water, speaks during a press
/ conference at the British
— Colonial Hilton hotel on
| Sunday.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/
Tribune staff)



Consolidated’s $11.2m

-BDR issue to ‘liberalise’

exchange control further

"By CARA BRENNEN

Tribune Staff Reporter



WORK permit holders and resident Bahami-
an companies with “some degree” of foreign
ownership are for the first time being-allowed to
invest in a public offering in the Bahamas, as
Consolidated. Water yesterday unveiled this

nation’s second Bahamian Depository Receipt.

(BDR) issue, which seeks to raise a net $11.2 mil-

lion. :

The company, which won the contract from
the Water & Sewerage Corporation, (W&SC)

~ to construct and operate the $23 million Blue

Hills reverse osmosis plant, said 3.25 million

-BDRs will be issued, representing 650,000 ordi-
nary shares. This means five BDRs will be equiv-

alent to one Consolidated Water ordinary share
listed on New York’s Nasdaq exchange.

The decision to allow work permit holders,
permanent residents with the right to work
(restricted or not) and companies designated
‘resident’ for exchange control purposes but
with some foreign ownership, to participate in
the Consolidated Water BDR offering, will be
viewed as a major step towards liberalising the
Bahamas; exchange controls and capital mar-

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@ By Fidelity Capital
Markets

t was another slow
trading week in the
Bahamian market as a
mere 7,316 shares
changed hands. For
the week, the market saw six
out of its 19 listed stocks trade,
of which two advanced and
four remained unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Cable Bahamas
(CAB) with 4,000 shares
changing hands and account-
ing for 55 per cent of the total
shares traded.

Mover

The big mover for the week
was the Bahamas Property
Fund (BPF), which gained
$0.10 to close at a new 52-week
high of $10.10. On the down
side, Kerzner International’s
BDR (KZLB) lost $0.03 to end

FROM page 1B

generally lagged.”
One of the Bahamas’ greatest

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the week at $5.40, which is one-
tenth of its NYSE equivalent
share price.

COMPANY NEWS|

Investors Tip of the Week

The ‘Risk-free Asset’ - In the
world of investment, the con-
cept of risks and returns goes
hand in hand. For a given level
of return, the investor must
take on a corresponding level
of risk. Therefore, the higher
the rate of return one expects
to earn from an investment, the
greater the risks associated and
vice versa.

So, you might ask then: What
is a risk-free asset? A risk-free
asset can be described as an
asset that has a certain future
return. Treasury (T-Bills). and
T-Bonds are considered risk-
free securities because they are

‘backed by the sovereign gov- |

ernment of the country issuing
them. Because: these invest-

exposures to rising oil prices is
that its per capita consumption

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000) | :

_CARAMBA LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Sectioti 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000,. the
Dissolution of CARAMBA LIMITED has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued:and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register. The date of completion of
the dissolution was Sth October, 2005.

ment securities are considered

so safe, the return on risk-free.

assets is very close to the cur-
rent interest rate.

Many academics say there is
no such thing as a risk-free
asset because all financial assets
carry some degree of risk.
Technically, this may be cor-
rect. However, the level of risk
is so small that, for the aver-
age investor, it is okay to con-
sider T-bills or T-bonds issued
by stable Western governments
to be risk-free.

Bills

In the Bahamas, government
Treasury Bills and Registered
Stocks are considered to be
risk-free because they are
backed by the Bahamian Gov-
ernment. Treasury bills, or T-
bills, are sold in maturities of 91
and 182 days. Bills are sold ata

discount from their face value. -

For instance, yen might pay

of petroleum and energy is the
highest in the Caribbean, stand-

LEGAL NOTICE.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

FIDELITY MARKET WRAP

$97 for a $100 bill. When the
bill matures, you would be paid
$100. The difference between
the purchase price and face val-
ue is: your interest: The cur-
rent interest rate of B$ T-Bills

‘is less than 1 per cent. Usually,

large companies and institu-
tional clients such as banks sub-
mit a tender offer to the Cen-
tral Bank to acquire these
investments.

Government Registered
Stock, on the other hand, have
longer maturities ranging from
20 to 25 years. The interest rate
paid on these securities is tied
to the Bahamian Primé Rate,
which presently stands at 5.5

per cent. The stocks:are sold -

in lots of $100, making them
accessible to small investors.
Registered stock pay interest
every six months until they
mature. At maturity, the par
value or the amount initially
invested will be returned to: the
investor. ‘

ing at 1,038 gallons in 2004 com-
pared to 376 gallons per capita



SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, the
Dissolution of SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The
date of completion of the dissolution was 5th October, 2005.













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sau, ; Bahamas

in Jamaica and 404 gallons per
head in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Bahamas, according to

the Ministry of Trade and -

Industry’s statistics, consumed

313 million gallons or some 12 -

per cent of the Caribbean’s total
energy consumption in 2004. As
a whole, this nation spent $350
million on gasoline alone in
2004. |

‘Mr Singh’s comments are |

likely to be seized upon by both
sides of the raging debate on
whether the Bahamas should
sign up to PetroCaribe, the oil-
on-credit deal being offered by
Venezuelan president Hugo
Chavez, who is using it as a
guise to achieve his political
objectives.

Leslie Miller, minister of
trade and industry, and his
Petroleum Usage Review Com-
mittee, have been pushing
PetroCaribe as a short-term fix
to rising fuel prices faced. both
by the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration (BEC) and the con-
sumer. By purchasing oil on
credit from Venezuela, with
possibly as much as 40 per cent.
of the cost deferred, they have
argued that these savings can
be passed on to consumers.

Many, though, have been
unconvinced by these argu-
ments, saying PetroCaribe
would ultimately end up plung-
ing the Bahamas into taking on
more debt as a result of the oil-
on-credit deal, with prices at the
pump unchanged.

They have instead focused on
issues similar to those high-
lighted by a paper produced last
summer by the Bahamas Envi-
ronment, Science and Technol-
ogy Commission (BEST), which
called for “non-BEC power


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1000 26.25%
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4000 30.42%
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¢ COLINA Holdings (Bahamas) will hold its Annual General
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Building at Colinalmperal Insurance, Collins oe Nas- .



generation” and to provide real
property tax reductions. for

_ homes that use solar water

heaters and other renewable

- power sources, as part of a

National Energy Policy.

The IMF has forecast that the
Bahamian economy will grow.
by 3.5 per cent during 2005, just
below the Caribbean’s 3.6 per

. cent average. This nation’s eco-

nomic growth was predicted to.
be 4 per cent for 2006, again
below the Caribbean average
of 4.8 percent. ;

Mr Singh added in his pre-
sentation that the entire
Caribbean was “confronting a
large and rising debt public debt
burden”. His statistics showed
that the Bahamas was among
the better performers, running a
national debt just above 46 per
cent of GDP at the end of 2004,
which was only marginally
worse than the Caribbean’s best
performers - Trinidad and
Tobago and, bizarrely, Haiti.

Mr Singh said fiscal perfor-
mances had been worst in coun-
tries with pegged or ‘fixed’
exchange rate regimes, although
he did not single out the
Bahamas on this, pointing to
the countries in the Eastern
Caribbean Currency Union
(ECCU).

Calling for debt reduction to
be “a top priority” for
Caribbean nations, Mr Singh
said they needed to widen their
tax bases and “eliminate costly
tax concessions and exemp-
tions”. Oil price rises had to be
permitted to flow through to
domestic prices, while public
investment had to become more
efficient, with Caribbean coun-
tries taking a more proactive:
role in debt management.

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Public Utilities Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE

PROSECUTION OF ILLEGAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
OPERATORS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT, 1999

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has taken note of
telecommunications marketing activities Offering, reducéd international
telephone rates.

The Public Utilities Commission hereby informs the public that:

Section 8 of the Telecommunications Act prohibits. the provision
of any telecommunications service by any pele) without a
licence issued by the PUC;

Any person who provides telecommunication services without a
licence from the PUC or aids the illegal provision of these services
shall be guilty of a criminal offence and may be fined up to three

hundred thousand dollars ($300,000).in accordance with Section -

35 of the Telecommunications Act; and -

(c) Violators of the Telecommunications Act can be expected to be
. prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The-PUC also invites the public, including operators and consumers,
to provide information on such illegal activities to the PUC. Such
information will be treated in the utmost confidence.

For further information, contact the PUC at telephone 322-4437,
extension 234, fax 323-7288 or puc@pucbahamas.gov.bs.

Mr. Barrett Russell
Executive Director

Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue .
P.O. BOX N-4860:
Nassau, Bahamas

Website: wwwPUCBahamas.gov.bs



, : . The American Embassy
is presently considering applications for the. following position

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR .

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, residences 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 DETODNGOR System, Fire Alarm System and Associated Equipment.

Prepares engineering plans, designs, drawings, specifications, bills of materials
and cost estimates for construction, alterations, and maintenance and repairs

projects of Embassy and/or associated agency buildings, facilities and equipment, »

as directed. Analyzes scope of work for technical accuracy, provide technical
advice concerning the purchase of any machinery and equipment required by post
assuring quality purchases, while reducing the cost of maintenance programs. Use
construction and engineering knowledge to monitor and inspect conditions of
government owned or leased buildings and contract work in progress.

Prepares performances evaluation reports and recommends training and disciplinary

actions, as needed, for the FSN employees force within the facilities maintenance.

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.

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

* 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

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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.

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

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.

THE TRIBUNE.

FATF removal



SUI agile

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE FINANCIAL Action

Task Force has stopped. its
"_monitoring of the Bahamas in

what the Attorney General,
Alfred Sears, called an “impor-

tant if long overdué acknowl- -

edgment” of the efforts of the
Bahamian financial services
sector.

The announcement came
after the FATF’s October ple-
nary meeting in Paris, France.
The FATF had been monitor-

' ing the country ever since the

Bahamas was removed from a
list of 15 countries considered

to. be “uncooperative” in the |

fight against money laundering
in 2001. |

However, despite the fact
that the “blackballing” pro-
pelled the sector to implement
a battery of legislative and insti-
tutional measures to combat
money laundering and reduce
the vulnerabilities of its finan-
cial system, the FATF'felt the
need to monitor the Bahamas,

ostensibly due to concerns

about its ability to adequately
respond to foreign judicial and

regulatory requests.

At a press conference held
to announce the decision, Mr
Sears said: “The Bahamas has
always maintained, and con-
tinues to maintain, that both
judicial requests for assistance,
processed through the Office

of the Attorney General, and

regulatory requests, processed

. through respective regulatory
- agencies in the Bahamas, have

and continue to.be expedi-
tiously processed within the
framework of regulatory

' requirements, due process con-

siderations and institutional

. capacity,”
’ Mr Sears added that the.

commitment to fighting inter-

national terrorism and énsur--



@ ATTORNEY GENERAL ALFRED SEARS

" ing the financial services indus-
try was properly regulated had _

resulted in tens of millions in
lost revenue for the Govern-

ment. .

' Foreign Affairs ‘Minister
Fred Mitchell, who also partic-

ipated in the press conference,

noted that he has spoken at the
United Nations on several
occasions about unregulated
bodies, like the FATF, having
mandates such as the monitor-
ing list:

He said the financial services
sector deserved “a great deal
of kudos” for meeting all the

conditions imposed by the.

FATE.
Financial Services Minister

Allyson Maynard Gibson said’
the occasion marked a very.

important day for the industry.
She said Prime Minister Perry
Christie has been very resolute
about the outcome of the issue.

Now that the country was no

longer being monitored, Mr

Management and

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited are

Seaes: said the Government
planned to remain extremely.
vigilant to ensure its reputatién
as a financial services sector
was not compromised. He said
officials will actively engage the

_ international community and

constantly review activities
here. ,
This will inchide the hai
monisation of Bahamian reg:
ulators. "ye

Mr Sears explained that the
regulators will meet ona:
monthly basis, both amongi
themselves and. with industiy
officials, to ensure they are all:
working within the same guide;
lines. “No more will regulators:
not be aware of the full piss
ture,” he added.

Both Mrs Maynard Gibson:
and Mr Sears spoke to the need’
to improve staff capacity by:
numbers and through constant:
retraining if the Bahamas is to
remain ‘a player in’ ane an
cial arena. v8

staff of'|

pleased to announce the opening of

its Emerald Bay Branch in |

Farmer’ s Hill, Exuma. Customers

are invited to conduct regular

banking transactions during

Mondays through Fridays.

We welcome the opportunity to

serve you.





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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, PAGE 5B



Default concerns on 2
onsolidated Water contract



lm By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CONSOLIDATED Water has
admitted in the offering document for
its $11.2 million Bahamian Deposito-
ry Receipt (BDR) offering that it
“may be technically in default” of the
terms in an existing 15-year contract to
supply the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration (WSC) with water from its
Windsor Plant.

Factors

- Among the ‘risk factors’ cited in the
offering document for investors, Con-
solidated Water said: “From time to
time, and since October 2004, the
company has been unable to deliver

But no WSC complaints, and problems
now expected to be remedied

the required water volumes to WSC ©

from the Windsor Plant because of
mechanical equipment problems and
fouling of the reverse QStiOsIE mem-
brane elements.

“As a result of this fouling, fie com-

' pany has. been subject to water rate

adjustments that have reduced sales,
and may be technically in default of
the Windsor contract.”

However, Consolidated Water said

it expected the problem to be “reme-

died” by the end of the 2005 third
quarter, a period that has just ended.
And WSC had not told it that it had
breached the terms of their Windsor
Plant contract.

Penalties |

In 2004, Consolidated Water
incurred $313,408 in penalties for not

Consolidated’s $11.2m
BDR issue to ‘liberalise’
exchange control further

FROM page 1B

kets.

It will extend the breadth
and liquidity of the Bahamian
capital markets by increasing
the number of potential
investors, and also marks a
major step towards the Gov-
ernment fulfilling its promise
in. its Capital Markets Devel-
opment statement of liberalis-

ing the exchange control

regime.

The Consolidated Water
offering, which begiris today
and closes at 5pm on Novem-
ber 4, is the nation’s second
BDR issue behind Kerzner
International] last year.

-The minimum subscription
is $1,000, and the issue price
per share will be determined
on the November 4 closing
date. That price will be the
average of the closing price on
NASDAQ for the perevious
five days, between October 28
and November 3..

‘ Dividends are to be paid
quarterly, and the current rate

per BDR would be 1.2 cents
per share, with the current div-
idend yield of 1.5 per cent.

Consolidated Water will use
the net. proceeds from the
BDR issue after expenses to
finance both the construction
of the new seawater desalina-
tion plant at Blue Hills Plant
and the expansion of its exist-
ing Windsor plant.

Frederick McTaggert, Con-

‘solidated Water’s president and

chief executive, said the BDR
was a very attractive package
for Bahamian investors. He

explained that shareholders —

would be buying into a com-

_ pany with strong roots in five -

countries, spreading out geo-
graphical risk.

Holders

This meant that Bahamian
holders would enjoy the same
ownership benefits as Consoli-
dated Water’s ordinary share-
holders. In the event that a pur-
chaser wants to liquidate, the
shares can easily be sold
because they will be traded on
NASDAQ.

Market makers, such as
Fidelity Capital Markets, will
also be able to enhance liquid-
ity by buying and selling up to
15 per cent of the total BDR
issue on Nasdaq. The current
NASDAQ price for a Consoli-
dated Water ordinary share is
$16.58.

Jeffrey Parker, the compa-
ny’s chairman, added that there
had been much debate about

whether. governments should,

be in the manufacturing busi-
ness. He explained that Con-
solidated Water was removing
the risk of the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation by providing
the water. Should his company
not be able. to deliver, then the
Government was not obligat-
ed to pay..

Consolidated Water won the
Blue Hills bid against five oth-
er bidders. Although one bid-
der, Biwater, has taken legal
action against the Water and
Sewage Company over that

. decision, the company had

decided to go ahead with the
contract with Consolidated
Water, a representative of the
WSC told The Tribune.

CFA SOCIETY OF THE BAHAMAS

CFA PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING:

“AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CFA (CHARTERED
FINANCIAL ANALYST) PROGRAM AND THE
EDUCATION REVIEW COURSE”

supplying minimum water volumes to
WSC under the terms of the Wind-
sor contract, which calls on the com-
pany to supply 16.8 million gallons
per week. Some 831 million gallons
in total were supplied last year.

- Elsewhere, Consolidated Water
acknowledged that it-not paid any
business licence fees to the Bahamian

‘government for its Bimini retail water

operations since they began opera-



tion on July 11, 2001. Althéugh
National Insurance Board (NIB) con-
tributions had been paid on behalf of
employees, the company believed it
owed “less than $7,500” in gross rey-
enues to the Government.

. Proceeds

The $23 million Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant, which will be financed
partly from the proceeds from the
$11.2 million offering, will be the
largest constructed by Consolidated
Water, and “there are inherent uncer-
tainties in the cost estimates to con-
struct this facility”.

In addition, operating cost overruns
could affect the rate of return on Con-
solidated Water’s investment.

The following persons or their nearest relatives are kindly asked to visit the |
PENSIONS DEPARTMENT of the National Insurance Board located in the |
Board’s Jumbey Village complex on Baillou Hill Road, For further Information, |
you may contact the | Department at telephone number 502-1500:

NAME

ADDERLY Janice
ALBURY Camielle
ALLEN Marsha
BAMBULA Peter
BETHEL Edith
BRAYNEN Wilton
DANIELS Alfred

| DAVIS Vernita
DE-BOISSIERE Norbert
ELIEDIEU Joseph

N.I. NUMBER

12585653
11005416 ©
12435635
12491403
13798464
10523391
10423451
10128441
12431346
~ 11512261

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:30 p.m. Presentation —

Abaco Island room
British Colonial Hilton
One Bay Street

' COST: Complementary

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

David Ramirez, CFA
David.ramirez@ansbacher.bs
Telephone: 502-3683

' RESERVATIONS:

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Program is a globally recognized
standard for measuring the competence and integrity in the fields of portfolio management
and investment analysis. Three levels of examination verify a candidate’s ability to apply
the fundamental knowledge of investment principles across all areas of the investment
decision-making process.

The next examination date is June 3, 2006 and the final registration and enrollment
date is March 15, 2006. We encourage all interested persons to attend the information
evening to learn more about the CFA Program.

Miss Magali Granges, CFA, President of the CFA Society of The Bahamas, will
present a brief outline of the CFA Institute, the CFA Program and the local society. Mr.
Christopher Dorsett, CFA, Education Chair, will provide an outline of the 2005-06
Education Programs planned for Level I, II, and III candidates.



ELIONOR Loriston

-FARQUHARSON Emily
FERGUSON Frankiemae

FERGUSON Merlene
FRADIN Christophe

HANNA Doris

INGRAHAM Sharon
JEKIR Barbara
KEMP Karen

| LINO Marconcini

LOUIS Adnau
McDONALD Diana
McKINNEY Thomas —
MULRINE Maurean
MUNNINGS Joyce
NESBIT Dorris
NISBRETT Suna

OWENS-FISHER Edythe

PINDER Prescola
RAHMING Joycelyn
SIMONS Alan
SKEETE Kenrick
SMITH Constance
SMITH Gwendolyn
SMITH Shandrea
SOLOMON Roland
SYMONETTE Inez
TAYLOR Gabriel
THOMPSON Janet
THOMPSON Pearl
WELLS-GREEN Ann

WILLIAMS Albert

WILSON Marissa
WOODSIDE Keith
YOUNG Sheryl

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11047259

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11795638
13298437

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13628437
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ADDRESS

Fleming Street
Shiburmy Circle
Scott Street.
Miramar
Eneas Avenue

-Delaporte
South Beach
Hospital Lane
West Bay Street
Cowpen Road
Palmdale .
Miami, Florida
Lily Valley Corner
McCollough Corner
Lyon Road
Domingo Heights
Sunshine Park
Sunderland Road
Address Unknown
Italy
Bacardi Road
Ridgeland Park West
Gilbert Street
Sandy Port Drive
Adress Unknown
Farrington Road
Jamaica
New Jersey
St. Vincent Street
Nassau Village
Colony Way
Hillside Street
Albatros Road
Inagua
Quackoo Street
Sydney Street
Haven Subdivision
Poinciana Drive
Guanahani Circle
Mandica Place
Faith Avenue
Johnson Road
Halifax Road =.
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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



Winn-Dixie names Souder successor

leaders for our Bahamas stores.
They are as committed to our
customers, our associates and
to our community as Winn-
Dixie is committed to main-
taining our leadership in the
Bahamas market.”

The Tribune reported previ-
ously how Winn-Dixie execu-

FROM page 1B

tions for Winn-Dixie Stores,
and who was named recently
as interim head of operations
for the Bahamas division.
“We are sure that Ken Burns
and Bryan Knowles will be fine

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FIRST STAR LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of FIRST STAR 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

VISTA DELMERE INC:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of VISTA DELMERE INC., 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

MARIETTE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 11th
day of October, 2005. The Liquidator i is Argosa Corp. Inc., ,
.of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. .

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





Pricing Information As Of: ;

Abaco Markets :
. Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark ,

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
‘Commonweaith Bank

Doctor's Hospital

Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focot

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Kerzner International BDRs

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdi

2olina Money Market Fund 1.266426
Fidelity Bahamas G & i Fund 2.4403 ***
Fidelity Prime income Fund 10.6103"****
Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.267097°" |

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 4,000.00

S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in tast 52 weeks

S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price in Jast 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

** - AS AT SEP. 30, 2005/ **** - AS AT AUG 31, 2005
Se 200: 8 57

AT SEP. 30, 2005

Financial Advisors Ltd.

‘tives called the Bahamian

directors of Bahamas Super-

markets to an emergency meet-:

ing at the private Million Air
airport to formalise the depar-
ture of Mr Souder.

Executives from the strug-
gling US-based retail, group,

which is headquartered in Jack-

sonville and still in Chapter 11
Bankruptcy Protection, flew in

to Nassau by private plane to

complete the terms of Mr
Souder’s departure, which
sources yesterday said was
understood to be mutually
agreed by both parties.

‘After the meeting; both Mr

‘Souder and the Winn- phase

executives returned .
Bahamas Supermarkets’ lee

office on the East-West High- :

way. Mr Souder then cleared
out his desk.

The: exact reasons for Mr:.::

Souder’s departure are unclear,

~ although the swiftness indicates

a complete breakdown in rela-
tions between himself and the
Winn-Dixie head office. °°

Bahamas Supermarkets.

operates nine stores in New
Providence under the City
Markets brand, and three

“stores under the ‘Winn-Dixie

banner. ©
_ Winn-Dixie has denied it is

~ARGOSA CORBING.
Liquidator |

actively seeking to sell its 75
per cent majority stake in
Bahamas Supermarkets,
although a company spokes-
woman admitted she would not
be “surprised at all" if potential
buyers were circling the latter.
The. Tribune. revealed last
month. how potential bidders
were circling Bahamas Super-
markets. |

One source close to a party
interested in the company told
The Tribune: "I can confirm
there is interest in Bahamas
Supermarkets."

Winn-Dixie has repeatedly

. Said that Bahamas Supermar-

kets and its staff are unaffected
by the Chapter 11 situation,

which is forcing the New York

Stock Exchange (NYSE) list-
ed company to close 35 per
cent of its stores and make 28
per.cent of the workforce
redundant. Bahamas Super-
markets has always been
among Winn-Dixie's most

profitable arms, with net earn-

ings for the three months to
April 6, 2005, ahead of last year
at $2.2 million compared to
$1.7 million. Year-to-date to
April, earnings for 2005 were
$5.9 million or $1.28 per share,
compared to $5 million, or
$1.09 per share, last year.

NOTICE
KAMLOOPS S.A.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of KAMLOOPS S.A., has been —
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

_ LEGAL NOTICE

_ NOTICE

SCUNCHEON INVESTMENTS CORP.
“dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is etsy given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa“
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

“ARGOSA CORP. INC.
: (Liquidator)



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YIELD - jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
- . Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS: caer reported earnings. per, share for the, last 12 mths ;





@ KEN BURNS

g
NOTICE i is bsesby given: that JUDY JACKSON, #60B GLADSTONE
TERRACE, 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 10TH day of OCTOBER;
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. 4

NOTICE



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-| NOTICE is hereby given that P.A. HENRY CULMER OF SKYLINE

LAKES, c/o P.O..BOX N-128, 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 A

should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement

: of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day of
‘| OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
‘| Citizenship, -

P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

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‘Bahamas.














NOTICE is hereby given that MILBERT BELTON, ENESAS

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




LEGALNOTICE -

NOTICE

SPRING SURPRISE LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named !
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the ;
30th day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. '|_

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

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CATIA LA MAR LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 7th day
of October, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, PAGE 7B



‘Don't wait for a new FATF crisis’

’ FROM page 1B

r Economic Co-Operation
-and Development (OECD)
‘over its ‘harmful tax practices’
“dnitiative.

“In addition, a number of
“OECD nations and leading
anidustrialised countries have
“placed the Bahamas on so-
“called ‘national tax blacklists’
“to, discourage financial services
sbusiness from coming here,
“while the Financial Stability
“Forum (FSF) - the body that
inked the Bahamas among
the lowest of three offshore
Yeéntre categories for having
aweak regulatory and supervi-
“Sory standards - is also plan-











approach to the different ini-
tiatives coming from the supra-
national groups”.

He added that the Forum
was developing a policy paper
on how the Bahamas should
manage relations with these

groups that would be presented |

to the Government.

The Bahamas, Mr Moree
said, needed to do a better job
in communicating with the
likes of the FSF and OECD,
showing them what happened
in this jurisdiction and “pre-
senting our case” in a “better
way”.

He added that there was
“often a significant period of
time” available for the
Bahamas to respond to the

an appropriate time,” Mr
Moree said.

The Bahamian financial ser-
vices’ industry’s interests, and
those of the entire country,
would be better served, the
Forum chair added, by focusing
the resources and political will
- as this nation did in 2000 dur-
ing the FATF ‘blacklisting’ -
before such initiatives hit, using
the talent, knowledge and
expertise it had built up over
the last two years.

Responses

However, Mr Moree pointed
out that the Bahamas had to
devise different responses to a

body such as the FATF, which

ror financing, and the OECD,
which was instead focused on
tax matters and preventing the
flight of. capital to internation-
al financial centres, as the sub-
jects were totally different.
“There is a major difference,
in my view, between national
security issues and anti-money
laundering and anti-terror
regimes on the one hand, and
the enforcement of national tax
codes and ‘collection of rev-

_enues on the other,” Mr Moree

said. |
“There is a very big differ-
ence between dealing with the

FATE and-IMF.on the one |

hand, and the OECD on the

other hand. A monolithic |

approach to all these interna-

interests.”

He added that “an element
of anti-competitiveness” was
behind the OECD initiative,
which was aiming to prevent
capital and financial services
business coming to interna-
tional financial centres by
attacking the likes of the
Bahamas, rather than focusing
on their own problems.

On the FATF decision to dis-
continue monitoring, Mr
Moree said it removed a shad-
ow from over this nation’s rep-

utation, having “validated” this -

nation’s stance that it had both
introduced and implemented
its anti-money laundering and
anti-terror financing regime.
The move also showed this

information from overseas reg-
ulators and legal authorities,
and was in full compliance with
the FATF and its 40 recom-
mendations.

Mr Moree acknowledged,
though, the belief that the
FATF held the Bahamas “to a
higher standard” than other
international financial centres,
and should have ended moni-
toring some time ago.

“There is no question, in my
view, that the Bahamas was
treated differently to its com-
petitors. The standard being

applied to the Bahamas was -

more HISOrOus, ” Mr Moree
said.

“It did, in some ways, affect
the competitive position of the
Bahamaas......”

likes of the FATF when their
initiatives and report had yet
to be fully published and
launched. It was rare for their
to be a total information vacu-
um, and these initiatives - such
as the ‘blacklists’ - to appear
totally ‘out of the blue’.

“Too often in the Bahamas,
unless it is a crisis in the
Bahamas, we do not respond
proactively or correctly within

ping to launch a new initiative
ainst international financial
ntres.
Mr Moree said the Bahamas
«‘meeds a proactive national
“policy statement in dealing with
“these supranational agencies.
ol will allow us to manage
“affairs with them in a proac-
ive, rather than a reactive,
‘Ssianner. The Government
“needs to consider a new





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Legal Notice

NOTICE

| EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION |
é "TRINIDAD LIMITED

”, Cibdinnts having’ debts or: siting npaiiet the above-named Conia
: |: are réquired to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624,Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th November, 2005. In
~|> default thereof-they-will_be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

‘Dated the 13th ey of Gusbee A.D., 2005
Gail Huff °
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.

AMENDED
NOTICE

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138(4) (a), (b) and (c) of The
- International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby
given that: -

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

‘(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution i is the 12th day .
of October A.D., 2005.

&) The Liquidator is Jonathan F. Catherwood for the above- named
Company. 3

Jonathan F. Catherwood
Director

-RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)



s NOTICE

Paribas Asset Management Ltd.

(Known as PAM Bahamas in the UK)

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

















NOTICE is hereby given that the creditors of the above-
named Company are required on or before the 14th of
November, 2005 to send their names and addresses and
the particulars of their debts or claims to the attention of
Mr. Juan M. Lopez and Mr. Simon J.S. Townend, Joint
Liquidators of the said Company at the offices of KPMG,
Montague Sterling Centre, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
. 123, Nassau, Bahamas, and if so required by notice in
writing from the undersigned, to come. in and prove such
debts or claims, or in default thereof they will be excluded
. from the benefit of any distribution made before such claims
are proved.

Dated the 17th day of October, 2005







Mr. Simon J.S. Townend
Joint Liquidator

Mr. Juan M. Lopez
Joint Liquidator

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was concerned with anti-money —
laundering and combating ter-

tional agencies is not appropri-
ate and not in our national

Legal Notice

NOTICE

EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
TRINIDAD (DEEPWATER) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or béfore:7th November, 2005. In .
default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of October, A.D., 2005

Gail Huff
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

_ EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
. ~* TRINIDAD LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: - ;
(a) EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TRINIDAD LIMITED
isin dissolution under the provisions of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 13th day of
October, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

: (c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Gail Huff of 16945 Northchase
Drive, Texas 77060, U. i

Dated the 13th day of October, 2005.

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

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 RIMAR NV has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ;
The date of completion of the dissolution was the 26th day of September,

2005...
‘Signed: Qari

Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAYBUD LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137

(4) of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of
2000, MAYBUD LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 7th day of October,
2005. ~

Minimax Ltd,
c/o Multiconsult,
10 Frére Felix de Valois Street,
Port-Louis,
Liquidator

nation was fully cooperative
with requests for assistance and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
TRINIDAD (DEEPWATER) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: ,

" (a) EXXON- EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TRINIDAD
- (DEEPWATER) LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 13th day of
October, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Gail Huff of 16945 Northchase
’ Drive, Texas 77060,US.A.

Dated the 13th day of October, 2005.

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

COMMONWEALTH OF THEBAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/Qui/00721
New Providence oe

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959.

rH ANDon:



IN THE MATTER of the Petition.
of Judd and Dale Rosen.

AND
IN THE MATTER of Lot No. 176, Phase Three,

Section One, Stella Maris Subdivision, Long Island,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

| NOTICE is hereby given that Judd and Dale Rosen

are applying to the Supreme Court to have their Title
to the following investigated under Section 3 of The

- Quieting Titles Act, and the nature and extend thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be .
granted by the said Court in accordance with provisions

-| .of the said Act.

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.
176 of Phase Three, Section One of the Stella Maris
Subdivision situate on the Northeastern side of Skyview
Crescent in the vicinity of the Northeastern coast of
Long Island and bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by
Lot No. 177 the property of the Petitioner and running
thereon One hundred and Eighty-one and Seventy-four
One hundredths (181.74) Feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by Lot No..179.and running thereon One hundred and
Ten (110.00) Feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by Lot No.
175 and running thereon One hundred and Sixty and

| Fifty-on One-hundredths (160.51) Feet and

NORTHWESTWARDLY by a road called Skyview
Crecent and running thereon One hundred and Eighty
(180.00) Feet”.

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

1. Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North in the City of Nassau, N.P., Bahamas; or,

2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson,
Terrace House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue,
Centerville in the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in he Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or its Attorney a
Statement of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed
form, verified by an Affidavit and other related
requirements to be filed and served therewith by the
15th day of November, 2005. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of his, her or its Claim by
the 15th day of November, 2005 will operate as a bar
to such Claim.

ANDREW J. THOMPSON
ATTORNEY FOR THE PETITIONERS





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process at all.

Sources familiar with the
process said some groups had
even mulled withdrawing from
the sale, given the time and
expenses they were racking up
on due diligence and keeping
their financing in place. How-
ever, they are all still under-
stood to be at the table, and it
is hoped that this week’s meet-
ings with the Shell executives

will break the seeming logjam

in the process.
Delayed

One factor that may have
delayed a decision from Shell
was the. current review of the
Bahamian petroleum industry
under the auspices of Leslie
Miller, minister of trade and
industry, who has threatened
on several occasions to change
its structure through signing on
to PetroCaribe or cutting the
retail and wholesale margins.

The Bahamas has the highest

retail margins in the Caribbean’

for gas, set at $0.44 per gallon,
something that will have
attracted both Bahamian and
foreign groups to bid for the
retail division, which includes
all Shell’s gas stations. Any cuts
in this could reduce the asset’s
attractiveness, with Shell
thought to be seeking a price
between $20-$25 million.

Contender

The SOL Group, headed by
wealthy Barbadian Kyffin
Simpson, was considered by
many to be the leading con-
tender for the bid.

However, any sale to the
SOL Group could run into
opposition from the Govern-
ment, concerned about the



political effect en approving
any sale to a foreign purchaser.

Mr Miller has publicly said he
would like the businéss to be
sold to a Bahamian purchaser if

_a deal can be struck, and this is

the main reason why sentiment
on the likelihood of the SOE
Group’s success has cooled in
recent weeks.

‘Unions

Among the Bahamian con-
tenders are the BISX-listed
Freeport Oil Holdings Com-
pany (FOCOL), and a group
headed by independent MP
and businessman Tennyson
Wells, which is understood to

- be receiving financial backing

from a group of Bahamian
trade unions. A third Bahami-
an group is also thought to
involve Franklyn Butler.
FOCOL is seen by many as
the likely winner’should the
SOL Group falter. However,
there are obvious reasons why
Shell would favour a sale to the
SOL Group, given that it dis-
posed of its eastern Caribbean,
Guyana, Suriname and Belize
retail operations to the compa:
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The SOL Group has now
taken over Shell's retail and
commercial fuel business in
Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua,
Anguilla, Guyana, Suriname,
Belize, St Kitts/Nevis, St Vin-
cent, Grenada, British Virgin
Islands, Netherlands Antilles
and Dominica.

It runs more than 100 gas sta-
tions across the Caribbean
region, as well as nearly three
dozen distribution depots.

The SOL Group is continu-
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STAFF VACANCIES

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005, PAGE 9B

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

Assistant Bookstore Manager

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

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

* — Order textbooks in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and ensure the timely receipt of textbooks to meet College
course timelines.
Purchase all general merchandise required for resale after predetermining the appropriate reorder quantities and costs.
Ensure orders are received accurately and the correct mark-up prices are applied to all items purchased.

¢ Forward approved purchase orders, matching delivery receipts, vendors statement and invoices to Accounts payable for payment -

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

* — Assist in interviewing potential bookstore assistants, train, supervise, evaluaté and discipline bookstore employees

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

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

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

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

* Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

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

Bookstore Clerks/Assistants

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

¢ Work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Malia receipts must be used if system is inoperable.
: Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.
- Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages to Manager/Asst. Manager.
Participate in the daily operations of the store by patrolling the store, when not cashiering, to ensure all merchandise is properly
and cleanly displayed.
+ _ Assist with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.
*. Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required
* — Perform other related duties as required :

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Qualifications/experience

. , Experience i in a similar ostti would be an advantage
+ Meticulous and able to work under pressure
* Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

* At least a secondary education
‘¢ Trustworthy and of good character

Purchasing Officer

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

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

+ — Liaising with the appropriate Department Heads to ensure that policies and procedures relating to the ordering, payinent, Teeaiptings

issuing and costing of all assets/inventory items ordered are being correctly implemented

Account for and minimize inventory shrinkage, loss & damages

Calculate landed costs of all goods imported

Reconcile inventory balances with General Ledger accounts ona monthly basis

Manage the operations of the Purchasing/Recetving Department .in accordance with College policies to ensure that:

authorized Purchase Orders are processed timely, authorized goods are- properly receipted, stocked and issued to the relevant

department, goods received are accompanied with the proper invoice, quoting the authorized purchase order, vendor invoices

approved for payment and submitted to accounts payable

* Stock and maintain/supervise inventory control of the following:

0 Food & Beverages

4 Office Supplies“

0 Building Maintenance supplies.’
& Copy Machine Parts



> C hicks & chicken feed

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

Qualifications/experience
% Associate Degree (or equivalent) i in Accounting or related field. from an acceptable institution
. ° At least five (5) years experience in performing similar duties ‘
eCompetency in Microsoft Excel & Word
* Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting
Personal Qualities
* Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Chief Accountant

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Financial Controller:and be Panonsibe for the following along:

with other duties:

. Manage the operations of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger/Budget departments and Fixed Assets

* ‘ Oversee the operations of the Accounts Payable department to ensure ‘the timely payment, fecording, documentation, filing and
reporting of College expenditure ;

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

* Manage the operations of the Income Audit/Cashiers department to ensure the timely preparation of daily revenue receipts reports

¢ — Ensure that all revenue and cash receipts are reconciled and posted to the Great Plains General Ledger on a daily basis

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

* Prepare month end accrual and prepaid journal entries

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

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

f * _ Produce monthly Revenue, Expenses; Ministry of Finance, & Budget vs. Actual reports
* — Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations and analytical spreadsheets for the corresponding expense accounts
* Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

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

Personal Qualities

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

Accountant

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

* . Manage the operations of the Scholarship department ensuring that all donor accounts are reconciled, bills submitted on a timely
basis and scholarships receivables are collected on a timely basis
Ensure that all scholarship transactions.are posted daily to Great Plains.
Manage the creation of scholarship codes and tuition received in advance. _
Administer COB Awards.and tuition waivers
Administer deferred payment plans and ensure collection of the same
Administer students’ credit balances and security deposits
‘Liaise with the Purchasing Officer/Bookstore Manager to reconcile financial inventory with physical inventory for Fixed Assets
and Inventories (Text Books, Office & Stationery- Supplies, Food & Beverage Supplies, Computer Supplies, Maintenance &
Cleaning Supplies)
* Maintain fixed asset register to account for additions & deletions and prepare monthly depreciation analysis for the following:

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9 Buildings % Leasehold Improvements

9 Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment © Computer Equipment

& Computer Software 0 Vehicles :
Library Materials 7

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

Qualifications/experience

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

* Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

¢ Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities
* Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

+ Ability to meet deadlines with minimum supervision
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Setting up the Café for customer service

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Preparing food and serving _

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* — Trustworthy and of good character
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play-offs

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By BRENT STUBBS
. Senior Sports Reporters

TEAMS will be jockeying for
final positions for a spot in the
play-offs for basketball in the |
first Church Games today at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Already, the Baptist, coached
by Joyce Minus, have clinched
the under-17 girls’ title after
they defeated the Anglicans on
Friday. The Baptist have also
reached the final of the open
women’s division. They will
play AME on Wednesday at 6

_ p.m. for the title.

Today, the participants in the
men’s division will be decided,
according to Lawrence Hep-
burn, a Bahamas Basketball
Federation’s executive. The fed-
eration is co- ordinating basket-
ball.

So far, Full Gospel Baptist
leads division one with a 4-0
win-loss record, the same as the

‘Catholics in division II.

Nazarene and the Anglicans are
both 3-1 in division three. Only

_ the top two teams in each divi-

sion will advance.

As for the under-17 boys, the
Catholics are 2-0 with AME sit-
ting in second at 3-1 in division
one and the Church of God in
Jesus are out front at 2-0 with:
the Baptist in second at 2-1. The:
top two teams in both divisions
will advance to the playoffs.

“Only four teams have.
entered the under-13 division.

Their playoffs are set with Full

Gospel, undefeated at 3-0, tak-"

‘ing on the Catholics, 0-3, while.

BNNAC, 2-1, facing the Angh-

cans, 1-2.
"Right now, things are going —

pretty good,” Hepburn said. '

- “It’s been very keen competi-

tion across the board.

“The men’s division seemed -
to be wide open and once we
Start playing again on Monday,
we expect that it will get even
more competitive as teams bat-
tle for a play-off spot.” .

Here is a summary of some of >
the games played:

COG in Jesus 48,*Baptist 43:
Corey Williams scored 10 and
Robert Missick added eight as
Church of God in Jesus won.a
big men’s game. Tario Brooks
had a game high 13 and play-~
er/coach Brendon Ingragham
added 10 in the loss..

Brethren 37, BNNAC 22:
Abul Bally’s game high 12 was
enough to pace the Brethre in
the men’s victory. Orlyn Young
had 10 in the loss.

BNNAC 30, Catholic 24: Jer-
mjaine Hallv pumped in a game "
high 24 points to lead the win-
ners in this under-13 game.
Elvaredo Burrows scored eight
in the loss.

Anglican 41, Full Gospel 39:
Terrino clarke scored nine and
Christopher Morley eight as the
Anglican pulled off this under-
17 game. Travis Fowler scored a
game high 19 and Renaldo
Kemp had 13 in the loss.

Catholic 22, BNNAC 16: Kei-
th Russell’s seven and Miguel
Neely’s six was good enough to
lead the Catholics to a under-17
win. Joshua Rollins and Reggie
Saunders both had five in the
loss.

Full Gospel 42, BNNAC 21:
Dustin McKenzie'scored a -
game high 12, Reo johnson had
11 and Leonardo Miller added
10 in the under-13 win for Full
Gospel. Anthony Sands scored —
eight in a losing effort.

COG in Jesus 32, Baptist 19:
Carlos Thompson scored a
game high “13 to lead Church
of God in Jesus to a under-17 -
victory. Theo Cleare scored
eight in a losing effort.

Full Gospel 22, Catholic 8:
Leonaredo Miller ‘scored more
than their opponents with nine
to single-handedly lead Full
Gospel to victory. Four players
had two points apiece in the
loss.

AME 47, CCAMI 33: Kevin
McPhee canned a game-high 28
to lead the open men’s winners.
Anthony Carey had 12 in the
loss.

Full Gospel 38, Anglican 27:
Dustin McKenzie scored a
game-high 12 to pace the win-
ners in this under-13 game.
Harold Smith matched the
point total in the loss.

Baptist 31, cNazarene 30:
Ja’ Vaughn Saunders scored
three of his game high 13 points
in overtime to lead the Baptist.
Theo Cleare finished with nine.
Stephano Johnson had 11 in the
loss.



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iker’ steps up to help Baptist

triumph over Calvary Deliverance

@ SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS .

Senior Sports Reporter

HAROLD “Banker”
Fritzgerald felt like a young
man going to the bank to cash
his first paycheck.

The 65-year-old veteran
pitcher, known for his modi-
fied pitching, was called upon
by the Baptist to pitch slow-
pitch. He cashed in big-time
in a 20-2 rout over Calvary
Deliverance to clinch the first
Church Games men's title in
softball on Saturday night at
the Andre Rodgers Baseball
Stadium.

"I feel good with all these
fellows behind me," said
"Ageless Wonder" Fritzger-
ald as he joined his team-
mates in victory celebrations
that included collecting their
gold medals from Pastor VG
Clarke of Calvary Deliver-
ance.’.

Having pitched for more
than 30 years, Fritzgerald said
he had to start all over again,
but his team-mates encour-
aged him, advising him on
"how: to hold the ball and I
just did like they said."

The Baptist, managed by

Dwayne Stevens, had to battle
back from losing 13-3 in their
first game to Calvary Bible.
But they knocked off Calvary
Deliverance 9-5 and Calvary
Deliverance beat Calvary
Bible to set up a three-way tie
going into the playoffs.

It came down to the point °

spread and after Calvary Bible

_lost by default, it allowed Cal-
vary Deliverance and the Bap-

tist to advance.

In the playoffs, Calvary
Deliverance knocked off the
Anglicans and the Baptist won
over the Catholics to set up

the final. The Catholics, how- —

ever, went on to beat the
Anglicans 11-9 to clinch the

bronze medal.

The competition, which
began on Wednesday night,
was divided into two pools of
six teams each.

While Fritzgerald turned in
a masterful job on the mound
for the Baptist in the final,
Michael Thompson went two-
for-three with a run batted in,
scoring three times. Julian
Collie was two-for-three, with
two RBIs and as many runs
scored, and Greg Smith was
two-for-four with two RBIs
and two runs scored.

Calvary Deliverance got a
two-for-three day with a run
scored from Jason Clarke.
Brad Wood Sr and Jr. were
also two-for-three with a RBI.
Wood Sr. however, went on
to score a run. Danny Stubbs
was the losing pitcher:

Catholic 11, Anglican 9: In
an extra inning game, Cardinal
Gilbert went three-for-three
with three RBIs and Ramon
'Shakey' Johnson was one-for-
three with two RBIUs and
three runs scored to lead the

‘ Catholics to the bronze medal.

Jason Sweeting was two-for-
three with theee RBIs in a
losing effort.

Peter Rahming picked up
the win, while Ju;lus Seymour

_ suffered the loss.

Results

Summaries of some of the
other games played are as fol-
lows:

Baptist 17, Prophecy 4:
Leonardo Stevens was two-

’ for-three with four RBIs;

Chavez Thompson two-for-
three with two RBIs; Calvin
Greenslade two-for-three with
a RBI, scoring twice; Tim

Clarke two-for-two with a
RBI, scoring a run and Darren
Stevens two-for-three with
three runs scored for the Bap-
tist.

Fritzgerald got the win over
Steve Hepburn.

Matthew Rolle was two-for-
two with a RBI and run
scored; Hepburn was 1-for-2
with two runs scored and Elvis
Reckley was one-for-two with
a run scored.

Full Gospel Baptist 22, Born
Again 2: Wilbert Hanna went
three-for-three with four

RBIs, scoring twice to lead

Full Gospel Baptist as David
Brown picked up the win.
Michael Gibson was tagged
with the loss. Jason Rahming
was two-for-twowith a RBI for

the losers.

Anglican 17, BNNAC 2:
Treco Johnson went two-for-
three with two RBIs, scoring
twice as help Julius Seymour
pick up the win. Wilfred Cul-
mer was one-for-two with a
RBI as Dereck Sweeting suf-
fered the loss.

Bsptist 9, Calvary Deliver- °

ance 5: Darren Stevens went
two-for-three with three RBIs,
scoring twice; Greg Smith 1-

run scored and Julian Collie
two-for-three with a RBI,
scoring a run as Banker
Fritzgerald got the win on the
mound..

Taja Wright was two-for-

two with a RBI, scoring a run

and Brad Wood Jr was two-
for-three with a RBI, scoring
arun.

Calvary Bible 2, Brethren 0:
Byron Ferguson was two-for-
two with a run scored to lead
Calvary Bible.as Basil Miller

clinched the win onthe
mound. Leon Cooper was

two-for-two in the loss. He

was also the losing pitcher.
Calvary Deliverance 12,

Brethren 2: Taja Wright and

Jason Clarke. were both two-

for-three , with three RBIs,
scoring two and one run
respectively in the win. Julian
Johnson was one-for-two with
a run scored in the loss.
Calvary Bible 7, Nazarene
4: Terrance Pinder and Byron
Ferguson were both two-for-

two with two and one RBI and: _

run scored respectively. Basil

Miuller got the win on the

mound. Lavardo Gray was
two-for-two with a run scored
in the loss. Tiko Gray was the



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Church Games

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By BRENT STUBBS
‘Senior Sports Reporter

VERSATILE Joyce Minus and the
Baptist were in a groove of their own

as they ran through the competition in.
the ladies' division of softball in He

first Church Games. -

Pitching the slow-pitch ceenpeuien:
Minus guided the Baptist, managed
by Olympia Morris, to a perfect record
as they completed the tournament
with a 19-3 rout over the Anglicans in
the championship game on Saturday

_ night at the Andre Rodgers Baseball

Stadium.

“Since this was the first Church
Games, we wanted to make sure that
we won it,” Minus said. “Even though
there wasn't much of a competition
between the other teams, I have to

' congratulate the Baptist.

“With the players that I had behind
me, I felt from the get-go that we were
the better team and we would have
‘gone through the tournament unde-
feated.”

The Baptist were hoping to be chat :

lenged by Full Gospel Baptist in the

final, but they were relegated’to the .

bronze medal game after they were
defeated by the Anglicans. The Bap-
tist defeated the Catholics to advance
to the final.

Full Gospel Baptist, however, shut

out the Catholics 6-0 to clinch the
- bronze medal.

- Although they did not shut out any
of their opponents, the Baptist won by
huge margins in all of the games they
played with the exception of the
match-up with Full Gospel Baptist.

But in the championship game, the
Baptist turned.it up a notch as they
pounded the Anglicans,.

Minus helped her own cause with a
two-for-three night with a home run, ,

driving in four runs and scoring once.
Vonette Nairn was two-for-three with
three RBIs, scoring three times and,
Kelly Smith was three-for-three' with a
homer, driving in two runs and scoring
twice. Bridgette Sweeting was tagged
with the loss. Michelle Wilson was

Name:

one-for-two with a RBI, scoring twice

and Jeannie Minus was two-for-two. ;

Full Gospel Baptist 6, Catholic’ 0: °
Zella Symonette helped her own —

cause with a hit, driving in two runs
and Shavette Taylor was two-for-three
with three RBIs, scoring twice as Full

Gospel Baptist. secured the bronze
* medal. Lovia F aU eer: was tagged

with the loss. _

Here is a summary of some of the
other games played:

Baptist 10, Full Gospel 3: Joyce
Minus got another wein, helping her
cause with a ‘three-for-three day, dri-
ving in two runs and scoring another,
while Mary Edgecombe was two-for-
three with three RBIs. Fredericka
Delancey had one hit with a RBI and

run scored, Zella Symonette got the »

loss.
Full Gospel Baptist 6, Catholic 0:

Zella Symonette got the win, helping

her own cause with hit hit and two
driven in and Shavette Taylor was
two-for-three with three RBIs, scoring
two runs. Lovia Farquharson got the
loss...
Baptist 12, Anglican 1: Kelly Smith
was three-for-three vwith three RBIs

and three runs scored; Candice Smith:

two-for-three with two RBIs and two
runs scored and Renee 'Sunshine'
Curry two-for-three with two RBIs

- and arun scored as Joyce Minus won

again. Bridgette Sweeting got the loss
and Loretta Maycock was one-for-
twowitha RBI...

Baptist 15, Catholic 0: Kelly Smith
‘was two-for-two with four RBIs, sco-

riung a run; Mary Edgecombe two-°

for-two with two RBIs and two runs
scored and Nacara Knowles two-for-

three with a RBI, scoring twice to

enable Joyce Minus to. get another
win. Gertrude O'Brien got the loss.,

Anglican 14, Full Gospel Baptist 7:
Loretta Maycock was two-for-three
with three RBIs and two runs scored;
Denise Foster two-for-two with a RBI
and two runs scored and Sherry Bow-
leg two-for-three with three RBIs.
Zella Symonette got the loss and Ran-
dell Cooper was three-for-three with
two RBIs, scoring twice.

Seventh
game to
decide
men’s
softball
title

- @ SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter












































































‘A SEVENTH and deciding
game will be played tonight for |
the New Providence Softball
Association men's champi-
onship title.

The pennant-winning Elec-
tro Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz
made sure of that when they
pulled off a 7-3 victory over the
defending champions TBS
Truckers on Thursday night at
the Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.

Game seven, however, was
not played on Saturday night
because of the holiday week-
end and the first Church
Games.

“Edney “the Heat” Bethel
pulled off another victory, toss-
ing a four-hitter. Leroy Thomp-
son was tagged:with the loss.

_In their victory, Mario Ford
went two-for-three with a triple,
driving in a run and scoring
three times. Bethel ‘helped-his- |.
own ‘cause ‘with 'a one-for-one’
night, driving in-two runs and
scoring twice. Darren Bowleg

was two-for-three with a RBI.

The Truckers played without
manager Perry Seymour and
left fielder Philip Culmer, who
were both ejected from game
five. It is likely that they will
both have to sit out game seven .
tonight because an ejection in
the postseason mean that they
will be gone for the entire
series.

’ Marvin “Tougie” Wood went
two-for-three with a RBI and
Steven “Slugger” Brown was
one-for-three with a double,
scoring a run.

The Truckers had taken a 3-1

lead in the series, but they could
not put the Boxy Park Boyz
away. :
Now it will come down to
who wants it the most. No
doubt, the Dorcy Park Boyz will |
go. with Bethel on the mound
while Thompson will get the
ball for the Truckers.

The winner of the series will
join the Electro Telecom Wild-
cats as NPSA representatives
in the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation's National Round Robin
Tournament that gets under-
way on Thursday at the stadi-
um. ;

The tournament will be
played between the champions
from New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma,
Long Island, Abaco and
Andros. Only Eleuthera will not
be represented in the ladies'
division.

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‘ @ C MOHAMMED of Everest is almost out yesterday at the Haynes Oval

@ CRICKET
By KELSIE JOHNSON

Junior Sports Reporter.



COMMONWEALTH and Everest were
the teams to defeat in the regular play of the
Nassau Sixes, heading into the cross-over
play-off action with perfect win-loss records.

The two teams dominated the weekend
six-a-side cricket action, held at the Haynes
Oval, but had to face. off to determine who
would advance to the final rounds, played
on Sunday.

Commonwealth started out the three-
day tournament strong, clinching their
opening game against Paradise 69-64. Their
second match played against the Police saw
them go up 96-70.

As Commonwealth took a rest from their
winning, Everest, the visiting team from
New York, started their dominance, hand-
ing Paradise their first lost of 61-58.

The team showed no sign of fatigue,
although they had to try and recover quick-
ly for the match against the Police. Everest
was able to make an arrest on the

Police squad, defeating. them 80-36.

The big match-up was set, Common-
wealth taking on the visiting team Everest,
but that match-up had to wait as T-Birds
and the Titans took to the field.

Titans, who were playing in the Bobby
Evans pool, were able to defeat the Titans

50-49, with the Titans bowling out four for
the score of 49.

Victory —

In the Titans’ second game was another
nail-biting victory for them, as they claimed
victory over the Twilights. The game, which
had to be viewed closely by the scores to
determine the winner, was claimed by the
Titans; who lost one wicket to the score of
81.

Twilights scoring also read 81, but the
close examination of the score book saw
them lose two wickets.

Executive member Paul Thompson
described the play action as close, building
high anticipation-for the final game.

He said: “The scores reflect how will
played and close each of the games have
been. I can hardly wait to see who will
emerge into the finals because you have to
two teams that have won all their games,
but have to play each other to see who will
cross over.

“That should be exciting. All the other
games were very close as well. Tomorrow’s
action should even be better with the
finals.”

Play action continued yesterday, but
scores were unavailable up until press time.

_ Scores will printed in Tuesday’s edition.



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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005



The Tribune



The stories behind the news





FNM. parliamentarians have voted
against making any changes to the party’s

_November. Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest last-week told The Tribune that
the decision was taken during a meeting
at his Dowdeswell Street office last week
Tuesday. “We decided that we will not
make any changes and that Alvin Smith
(left) will remain as the leader in parlia-
ment and that we will move towards the

convention where we will discuss that

and other issues at that time,” he said.







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The Bahamas’ murder rate
over the past 12 years was high-
er than the United States and
about three times as high as
Canada’s, a study revealed last
week. However, the country
had a higher average detection
rate than the US. Ang while
almost 70 per cent of murders
were solved, about 37 per cent
of persons charged with mur-
der were convicted...





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The Tribune has boosted its position as the Bahamas’ number
one daily newspaper by outselling its main rival, The Nassau
' Guardian, by nearly 12,000 copies a week over the past year.
While The Tribune continues its steady circulation climb, the
Guardian has slumped by another 6.3 per cent year-on-year,
showing a total loss of-:more than 18 per cent over the last two
yeats.. The news came as The Tribune launched a new promo-
tional campaign based on the.slogan “My Voice - My Newspaper”
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veryone is looking for

hidden meanings behind

the FNM’s statement

last week that all is back

to square one in the
leadership fight.

Is Hubert Ingraham still in the run-
ning or has he finally bowed out? That
was the question doing the rounds
while Alvin Smith remained House
opposition leader until convention
time.

Even senior figures in the party

- Whatever i is on at the movies i in Nassau next month,
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However, he told INSIGHT that he
was ready for the challenge and saw
‘himself as the only person capable of
uniting the party after its recent
reverses. And he stressed that he
would not be open to any pre-con-
vention deals.

Whatever the line-up - and a three-
pointed contest is not ruled out - the
run-up to this eagerly-awaited feature
event will focus largely on Mr Ingra-
-ham.

For it’s the former prime minister’s

seem unsure. He’s out, said a stalwart
who felt there could only be one inter-
pretation of leader Tommy Turn-
quest’s disclosure that Mr Smith
would remain in the parliamentary
hot-seat.

“The FNM’s parliamentary group
has been left adrift,” said the observ-
er. “It seems Mr Ingraham has simply
walked away from the whole thing






following the failed coup against Turn-’

quest and told them to get on with
it.”

Not so, said another who believes
Mr Ingraham has merely been forced
to change tack by Mr Turnquest’s
intransigence. “Between now and the
convention, everything possible will
be done to persuade Tommy to stand
down,” he said.

“Tf he doesn’t, the matter will be
thrashed out on the floor of the con-

vention. Contrary to what some peo-

ple think, Ingraham actually wants to
come back as party leader.
“All this talk of him being: the reluc-

‘tant blushing bride is hogwash. All

else having failed, he now has to tack-
le Tommy at the convention, some-
thing he really didn’t want to do.”

“Asiouite source said: “If Ingraham
goes for the leadership, it means he
believes the party can win the gov-

ernment, otherwise he wouldn’t both-

”

er.

Meanwhile, former education min-
ister Dion Foulkes remains very much
in the fight, though he has gone sur-

prisingly. quiet since his initial promo-

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intentions that hold the key to this
unfolding drama. And he has yet to
tell anyone what his intentions are.
After a private meeting with Mr
Turnquest last weekend, the ex-PM
was said to have emerged with his arm
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ommy Turnquest just

doesn’t have it, and most

people know it. Ingraham

did a superlative job as

prime minister and should
be brought back, not necessarily with
Symonette.

If Christie had done with three or
four of his ministers what Ingraham
did with Wells and Dupuch, he’d be a
much better PM.

‘Wells’ and Dupuch’s rantings are
sour grapes and a laughing stock. .

Non-affiliated observer

THE way things are going, it could
be that Tommy Turnquest will be the
last man standing when it comes to the
vote.



I’m still unsure about the commit-
ment of Dion Foulkes. Is he for real -
or is he just jostling himself into a
strong bargaining position?

Re Ingraham: is it wise to cajole a
man who deep down doesn’t really
want to lead the FNM?

There is no guarantee that he will
be as effective second time around.
Perhaps his inner fire has burnt out.

J L Gordon

FEW have emerged with their repu-
tations intact in the FNM leadership
mess.

Whatever else Turnquest lacks, at
least give him credit for standing his
ground in the face of some quite with-
ering criticism.

On the basis of what I’ve read over

' the last few weeks, I’d prefer him over

Brent Symonette any day of the week.

G Moss, Carmichael

IF there is one major negative
against the FNM, it is that they are still

dependent on what’s left of the Bay:
‘Street Boys.

It seems that a wealthy white group

who were kicked out of power nearly -

40 years ago are still calling the shots by
saying who’s getting financial backing

and who isn’t ‘when it. comes to the. _

FNM leadership.

Hubert Ingraham is seen by these ~
people as their personal delivery boy. :

Self-interest is what drives them. They
have no regard for the democratic
process. And the people; as far as they

“are concerned, can go to the dogs.

Let democracy take its course in the
FNM, and to hell with the Eastern
Road mafia.

PP, Wulff Road









FROM page 1C

my man.’
‘AS. oe élippéd. away. for i a

late-night tete-a-tete,. leading

“ FNM figures were once again

"left wondering exactly where.
Mr Ingraham stood. ,

Was he really. backing Turn-

quest, in spite of the young

leader’s alleged deficiencies? :
As the FNM leadership
blockbuster has unfolded over

the last couple of weeks, many
‘acres of newsprint, and hours

of airtime, have been devoted

. to what Bahamians have found

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But, interestingly, Mr Ingra-
ham has been the only one with

"a non-speaking part, keeping

his counsel while his colleagues
have been involved in, and
besieged by, endless conjec-

_ ture.

“It’s the classic Ingraham
approach,” said one, party
observer, “Ingraham is the
puppet-master, everyone else
is a marionette. He will not
commit himself because he
doesn’t have to. If things go his
way, he will step into the lime-
light and accept the bouquets.

-If they don’t he will say it had
‘nothing to do with him.”

Behind the scenes, big-mon-
ey backers are. rooting for
Ingraham, exercising their con-
siderable power by refusing to

~ support anyone else. The ex-
_ PM, meanwhile, has other con-

siderations to ponder, not least
what happens to his generous
pension if he makes a come-
back.

Alongside, Eastern Road? s
blandishments, Mr Ingraham
has to consider harsh practi-
calities. Having probably -giv-
en his best shot during tén
years in power, does he now
have the energy and inclina-

‘tion to meet the high expecta-

tions of his admirers?

' Mr Turnquest, meanwhile,
appears to be standing firm,
encouraged by those who feel
that - all things considered - it’s
probably time for the FNM to
move on, come what may.

Insider

In fact, one insider told
INSIGHT that Mr Turnquest
had already squared up to the
money-men, telling them to
withdraw their financial sup-

_ port if they wanted to, but he

was staying on.

His determination in the face
of so much criticism - and his
weaknesses have been cruelly
scrutinised by his detractors in
recent weeks - has surprised
many.

Independent MP Pierre
Dupuch is one who has been
taken aback by the FNM lead-
er’s “gristle” and has com-
mented upon it on a radio talk
show. Whether “gristle” alone
is enough to carry the Turn-
quest bandwagon to victory in
an election is another matter.

Apart from long experience
and a proven track record, Mr
Ingraham’s advantage over Mr
Turnquest in a general election
battle is a natural instinct born
of circumstance.

Mr Ingraham is a self-pro-
claimed “barefoot boy from
Abaco”, an unashamed son of
the soil who attained profes-
sional status by hard toil. An
illegitimate child, he was

helped on his way by a strong

grandmother who laid the
foundation of his life.

Unlike some Bahamian
lawyer-politicians of the past,
Mr Ingraham did not take the
scenic route to qualification via
the English Inns of Court. He
became an articled clerk and
hammered out a career for
himself in someone else’s
chambers.

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THE Tribune has boosted its

: Tribune (pictured) has boosted its

' position as the Bahamas’ number one daily
“newspaper by outselling its main rival, The
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week over the past year.

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However, the country hada

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12,000 copies a week over the
past year.
While The Tribune contin-
ues its steady circulation climb,
_the Guardian has slumped by
-another: 6.3. per cent -year-on-
year, showing a.total-loss of
‘more than 18 per cent over the
-last two years.
. The news came as The Tri-
bune launched a new promo-
‘tional. campaign. based on the
‘slogan “My Voice - My News-
paper” - highlighting the
-paper’s solid standing in all sec-
tions of the community.
'-. Managing editor John Mar-
-quis said last week: “The Tri-
.bune is a paper for every. sec-
‘tion of Bahamian society. Peo-
‘ple know they can rely on us to
«take on the big issues and tell
the truth. That’s why they are
.turning to us in increasing num-
bers."
“The Tribune’s continuing
climb'is particularly hearten-

Jing when the global trend for.

‘daily newspapers is down-
‘wards. It shows that we are
being seen by mote people as
the leading media voice in the

-Bahamas.”
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THE Bahamas’ murder rate
‘over the past 12 years was high-
er than the United States and
about three times as high as
Canada’s, a study revealed last

’ week.





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rate of the Bahamas:in com- .

parison to other regional coun-
tries as well as larger countries

‘across the world. The informa-

tion contained in the volume
took two and-a-half years to
compile.

@00000

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

Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest last week told The Tri-

bune that the decision was tak-.

en during a meeting at his
Dowdeswell Street office last
week Tuesday. “We decided
that we will not make any
changes and that Alvin Smith

will remain as the leader in par-.

liament and that we will move
towards the convention where
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-INSIGHT



The Best Show In Town

FROM page 2C

One thing he shared with his
mentor, Sir Lynden Pindling,
.was a humble background
which gave him the common
touch. On the hustings, he
could be relied upon to find
exactly the right down-home
phrase to get the crowds jump-
ing.

Mr Turnquest, reared.in a
comparatively privileged set-
ting, appears not to possess
those skills. “When Tommy
goes to an out island, he takes
up residence in a resort and the
people come to him,” said an
observer.

“If Ingraham goes to an out
island, you can find him down
at the bar shooting pool with
the boys. That’s the differ-

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the mid-1960s between Pin-
dling and the man seen then as
his main challenger for the
ascendancy in radical politics,
Paul Adderley.

Pindling was from the blocks,
a slick talker who could always
be relied upon to dredge up a
few colloquialisms to get the
locals laughing. From the podi-





um, he knew exactly how to

stir people’s emotions and
which buttons to press.

Mr Adderley, meanwhile,
was burdened by his nickname
- The Prince of Poinciana. Hill -
which left him politically dis-
abled’in the public’s percep-
tion as irredeemably bourgeois.

No. matter how he tried to
be otherwise, the Cambridge-
educated Mr Adderley came
over as a patrician figure
uneasy in the company of com-
mon folk. His father, A F
Adderley, was the leading
Bahamian advocate of his day.
There was no disguising his
middle-class credentials and
they were to help seal his fate
at the polls.

If Mr Ingraham really does
drop out of the leadership fight,
Mr Turnquest will somehow
have to reinvent himself if he is

to endear himself to the grass-
roots.

He will have to shed what
his critics regard as his some-
what tetchy, slightly arrogant
manner, learn to cultivate the

press, and stage a major charm.

offensive in those working-class
areas where he is seen as a
product of privilege. It will not
be easy.

Uncertain

In a party where most things
seem uncertain, one absolute
certainty is that this year’s con-
vention will be packed out.
PLPs and FNMs will be on the
Cable Beach strip for an occa-
sion which could have all the
atmosphere of a world cham-
pionship fight.

A political commentator told
INSIGHT: “The FNM con-

vention will be the big draw for
members of both major parties
this year because of the lead-
ership issue. I wouldn’t be sur-
prised if tens of thousands
don’t turn up.

“In fact, I think it will be the
biggest convention for many,
many years. There will be a lot
of excitement because of the
uncertainty created by the
Ingraham situation. Those who
turn up late won’t get in.”

If the FNM appears to be
falling short as a political force
at the moment, its place in
showbusiness seems assured.
Whether the convention proves
to be high drama or pure com-
edy remains to be seen.

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Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election |

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
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ALBURY SAYLE PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
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Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated ‘in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate — Other Names Occupation _ Place‘of
Surname In Full Residence
BELIZAIRE Michelene Teacher — #62 Rupert Dean Lane
- FISHER Donna Michelle Security Supervisor Barcardi Road |
FORBES Clarice Patrice Teacher #13 Golden Way Dr. Carmichael Road oe
MCBRIDE Gayland Banker : Monastary Park
MILLER Amanda Vivicor Teacher Hampdon Ra, Stapledon Gardens
ROLLE! . Samuel Clarington Plumber Coral Harbour.
WILLIAMS Janet Louise Hotel Room : ’ Constitution Drive

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Date: s® October, 2005 .

Signed: Mary E. Mortimer
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
; - FOR

C.W. SAWYER PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND |
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named. below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

‘Candidate Other Names Occupation . Place of

Surname __.. In Full ae : Residence

‘CARTWRIGHT Loretta Patrice Office Clerk. : Coral Harbour, Nassau -

GLINTON © Fred Steven Contractor Yellow Elder Garden, Nassau

JOHNSON - . Janice Corine Police Officer- _ Kool Acres, Nassau

PETERSON. . Denise Desarea Teacher Nassau Village

FARQUHARSON : mas,

SAUNDERS Willis Plumber Nassau Village

SIMMONS Daphne Juanita . Teacher Fire Trail Road, Nassau

WILSON

SMITH - Barry Baron Police Officer Yellow Elder Garden, Nassau

WILLIAMSON Conrad Willard Engineer Carmichael] Estates, Nassau

~. Date: 5" October, 2005 .

’ Signed: Lorraine Lightbourne /
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

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NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
. DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation . Place of
Surname InFull_ - Residence

CURTIS "__ Randolph Philip Manager ____ Summer Haven, Nassau
ELLIS Garven Craig Administrator Garden Hills #2
HEADLEY Lynette Myrna Teacher. Bahamas

HINSEY Arineta Eleanor Teacher - Blue Hill Road



JOHNSON Garth Antonio ; Marine (RBDF) Holiday Drive, Nassau
KING-ROLLE Prenell Civil Servant South esen: Nassau
MOXEY-SIMMS _ Grace Pequita Administrative Asst Coral Harbour
STRACHAN _ Debbie Sharlene Accountant ——————sNassau

_STUBBS Sheila Dianne _ Administrator South Beach, Nassau

.. Diz: Sth October, 2005

. “ened: Earl Smith
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ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
. FOR



CARMICHAEL PRIMARY SCHOOL

‘ NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is. hereby given that the candidates named below being’ the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names. Occupation o Place of
Surname In Fall te : ‘Residence
AUMOTHE: Linda Maria , Teacher Aoi Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
“BRENNEN Dwayne Bellen ~. Malcolm Raod, Nassau ° 3
ELLIOTT Anthea Marietta Computer Programmer Golden Gates ry Nassau
JOHNSON Petrona Mary Teacher Bel At Estates, Nasia

MCDONALD Yanes Accountant/Banker ’ Golden Gates II, Nassau

ROLLE . Archie . Defence Force Officer Malcolm Road, Nassau

WILLIAMS Diane Bleneva _ Teacher Pinewood Garden, Nassau



Date: 5 October, 2005.

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candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY.
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. .

Candidate Other Names ; Occupation = Place of —

Surname ee In Full | : Residence _
DAXON Timothy eae Police Officer Carmichael Road, fess
FERGUSON Brian ‘Kenrick ee : Teacher #10 Weybridge Road, Nassau
MOSS Beulah rouse ieee Camcnien McCollough Corner, Nassau
STRACHAN Carla C Clak -... Providence Avenue, Nassau
WALKES Florence Elizabeth Tanlress Sunlight Cottage, Nassau

_ Date: 5" October, 2005

‘Signed: Audrey Farrington
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
' FOR

"CLARIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL -

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as 1,iembers of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of

Surname Jn Full Residence
“BAKER —~—_LindaDianne ‘Human Resource Officer #17 Dawson Street, Nassau
CURRY David Edgar Computer Technician Butler Street, Nassau
| HARRIS "Audrey Marie Security Officer Nassau Village, Nassau
MARTIN Yienderia Shonell Teacher #37 Jackson Street, Nassau
MYCKLEWHYTE Toannn Theodore Retiree #15 Bristol Street, Blair
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ROLLE Joseph Retiree Claridge Dale, Nassau
“ROLLE ~~ Ricardo Eden Educator #89 Windsor Lane, East St.
SMITH Nakita Mary Louise Administrative Asst. Churchill Drive, Nassau
Danottage Estate, Nassau

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a candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
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Signed; Linda Moultrie Missick — .
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

GERALD CASH PRIMARY SCHOOL



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i : DAVIS : is
NOUCE ets pene KNOWLES Ingrid Heather Shawn Teacher Soldier Road, Nassau ©
DECLARATION OF RESULT PILGRIM Elsie Marie Teacher Ibis Street, Nassau
: : ‘ ; é
“ Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only ROLLE ‘Doris Theresa"—~= ss candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ‘ARE HEREBY RAMSEY : eo : ,

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

WALKER “Cherisse Rosemary Seamstress #39 Flamingo Gardens, Nassau

Candidate Other Names ‘Occupation Place of





Surname Tn Fos MM AOS -ONO2 YO VENTE Residence ~~ Date:-5? October; 2005. - Ns 3
DEAN "Audrey GertrudsClek = ~ Fire Trail Road, Nassau . Sere
a : ae «i : Signed: Sylvia Stubbs :
EDWARDS —_ Joseph Teacher ~~“Wilson Track, Nassau (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
FORBES - ~~ Pamela” - Self-employed |: -.. Fritz Lane, Nassau Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
< FOX. Sandra Althea”. Auditor =... Clifton Street, Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
' GIBSON .. Livingston Teacher . Pinewood Garden, Nassau :
ies yes rreahas cS : MABEL WALKER PRIMARY SCHOOL.
a GOODRIDGE Donna be eck Clerk : _ Tucker Road, Big Pond, Nassau od
“JOHNSON Janice Teacher Johnson Road, Fox Fil, Nassau NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS | Oe
ee nts By AND , ‘
MCDONALD. -Annelle_ ' Administrative Assistant Nassau DECLARATION OF RESULT
. TUCKER Joy: a Registered Nurse - Margaret Avenue, Nassau Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. _



1

Date: 5" October, 2005

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of





Signed: Marcia Roberts _ Surname | >.) In Full it Residence.
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner ; 5 ic)
fe : CAPRON: _ Florence Patrice Asst. House Keeper _ #175 Lakeview Road, Nassau
HORTON Susan Veronica ~ Store Manager . Caribbean Garden Close, Nassau
MORTIMER | Lisa - '.. Teacher Nassau
SIMMONS Sandra Maria Sales Clerk Big Pond, Nassau
Form of Notice of Nomination Ina Uncontested Election “WALLACE Cynthia Maria _ Teacher Belshore Drive, Nassau



ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR Date: 5" October, 2005
Signed: Willamae Bridgewate”

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

E. P. ROBERTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND — kt ge ot oa
DECLARATION OF RESUL

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

. ELECTION : :': SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named. below being the only FOR .
candidates standing nominated.in the above mentioned.election, ARE HEREBY ;

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



ee NAOMI BLATCH PRIMARY SCHOOL





Candidate “OtherNames. . Occupation os : Place of
Surname : In Full Residence NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
i ae ; ‘AND
a =ADDERLEY “Vestra ‘Office Manager South Beach DECLARATION OF RESULT
pe Monique
a: ; ok Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
He _BUTLER Sidney Charles Security Officer Podoleo Street candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



CAPRON Enid Teacher Bernard Road































Be
i v DARLING °° Dorinda Nadia _ Pre School Teacher Palm Beach St Candidate Other Names Occupation : Place of
i Surname In Full Residence
Hi JOHNSON Kara Teacher Gamble Heights os Hisfin oe oS
A a . FRANCIS Carmeta Agnes Supervisor ¢ Hospita! Lane, Nassau
Be SIMPSON Flora__- _ Educator Fox Hill Road See
° £ " GIBSON Yvette Veola Hair Braider Watlings Street, Nassau
Ae _RIGBY-HEILD Estella Denesi_ Cook _ Step Street, Fox Hill .
A i x . KNOWLES Melony Florender Banker Pond Lake, Black Village, Nassau
# SMITH _ Danita Vanessa’: entory Clerk ___ Yellow Elder ve
c : ‘MAJOR Gregory Alexander Store-Keeper Hospital Lane, Nassau 7
A i : ;
k : Date: >" Uciber, 2005 TAYLOR Tekenia Police Officer _ Big Pond, Nassau
A Signed: T. Milton Lewis Date: 5" October, 2005
4 (its. Parliamentary Commissioner
; Signed: Shirley Barr
, (for) Parliamentary Commissioner -





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A GOVERNMENT NOTICES Ee x z













Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election SADIE CURTIS
Candidate Other Names Occupation : Place of
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Surname In Full me Residence
FOR : sc et ime i eee eo a ca a ea Ba So ace
; CHRISTIE Mare Anthony Manager Prince Charles Drive, Nassau
A. es’ a Bee a cast : : /
OAKES FIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL DEAN Sean Anthony Carlos Broadcaster ° Nassau
. ' ‘
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS . LARODA : Alexander Livingston Police Officer Summer Haven Estates
DECLARATION OF RESULT ; MILLER Lennard, Alexander Asst. Director #27 St. Lucia Road, Golden
; Environmental Health Gates |
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only _ PATTON Fraston Folice ii! : Fine: Vere: Road, Sea:breere
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY , we
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. qOTE poy rey Paucaice Rerieey cue Divston
TURNER Mildred Rowena Retiree Educator Garden Hills #3, Nassau
Candidate Other Names Occupation __ Place of —
Surname In Full Residence °
TQWDROTICO A : :
ARCHER Anastacia Senior Private Secretary Millennium Garden, Nassau i Date: 5" October, 2005
GOMEZ Subrenna Genevieve Director of Systems & Nassau *
Programmin ; ue Signed: Lillian E. Culmer : ;
KEMP Valderine Sherry - Teacher : Coral Lakes, Nassau : (for) Parliamentary Commissioner d
KING . . Jennifer Camille Registered Nurse Nassau 1 : _. Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election f
KNOWLES Joan Erica Teacher Stapledon Garden, Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS :
; . a8 fact FOR am
KNOWLES Karen Monique Teacher Wrights Lane, Nassau nts vhs oe re f
_ SANDILANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL |
a TA TPMT rr ree
MAJOR Michael McDermott _Croupier . Carmichael Meadows, Nassau EE Pook ic aan he i
- NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
: AND ess ee hy ;
Date: 5" October, 2005. DECLARATION OF RESULT. Mees re
e234, : Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only .
Signed: Beryl Gray » oe, : candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY i

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

































Candidate Other Names Occupation ae Place of ee
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS _. ; Surname ; In Full ; sos Residence
-FOR re a el ie ES ee Be or eae K
: . COX Beauford, Holland - ~ Teacher: . ‘ _. Bemard Road, Nassau oe Ff
PALMDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL ae Ee Raed a ee ee ee iy tne f
—_——_—_————————————e DEMERITTE’. Wendell Livingston : -Messenger - - Soldier Road, Nassau - i
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS LOCKHART Hazel, Celestial _* ‘Nurse’ » i: .. 4... Fox. Hill Road, Nassau * ie
DECLARATION OF RESULT : MOULTRIE 7 Perothy Te __ Smith’s Cove, Nassau ;
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only PINDER SabrinaInez Church Administrator -», Pinedale, Nassau f
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY Ra EI ,
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. RATT _ Gwendolyn Louise ‘Teacher: | -_.» Bemard Road, Nassau a a
ae WILLIAMS Yvonne Elizabeth Louise Retired ® ‘Sugar Cane Lane, Nassau i
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of ae ea an ESSER NE erica ON q
Surname . In Full | : Residence om pene oa eae Pe ; ie
Se ES Bee rE ee, Se iat eee eee ee a os Ie ae a . th tale _
DELEVEAUX Rochelle Antionette Attorney-At-Law Seven Hills Estatee, Nassau ; Date:) eben 20 e i es fad ‘ i
FRANCIS Sandra Mae Lease | Sales/Marketing Rep. #7 Lancasta Road, Nassau ee oe Signed: Norma Dean ae ef eee! | 2 :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner. _ le
GREY Neville Steveson Engineer #1992 Pinewood Garden : : ath : san ee gS :
: _ - Form of Notice of Nomination In'a Uncontested Election re
GLINTON Kate Ann Claims Supervisor Elizabeth Estate ‘ : a ‘ ae soe ee ms ; : e
J b ' ; . : - s “ . D ee eae i
STRACHAN’ Eric Charles Sub. Leut. Defence Force Nassau ELECTION O] ae en ;
; ; __ Officer : ‘ = oa BSE A REE a
STEPHEN DILLET PRIMARY SCHOOL | beg i
Date: 5" October, 2005 Saeki eos ES ie a de cae eee ee 3
» NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS eo oe 2 ce
on AND. nS pee -
Signed: Beccainae Stubbs e DECLARATION OF RESULT oe ba
=. (for) Parliamentary Commissioner. : _ : : : : : : ; Q
me : te i Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below. being the only ee
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election _ : candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY Be
- DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned Schoo! Board. ° i
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ; : ; ae ..
-FOR male : 2 : : o-
Bes Candidate Other Names - ‘Occupation - Place of . ie
RIDGELAND PRIMARY SCHOOL - Surname InFull Residence :
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS . BURROWS Annamae Monique _Teacher | bs New Providence :
AND 2 ee ee eae Pa = in
DECLARATION OF RESULT COOPER Nathaniel Arthur Attomey «ss... _ New Providence hs
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only. FARRINGTON Shirley Ann Teacher aN New Providence C
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY vat ave i ae
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. JOHNSON _. Lydia Shantell ~ Sales Clerk _. New Providence : “
Candidate . . Other Names Occupation Foe 2p gee of 7 pote! Date: 5" October, 2005 is
. Surname In Full” ome : Residence . ; : i
. ; ae : ' : ; i
: ay : oe —— Signed: Wenly Fowler ; ft
CURTIS . Katherine Homemaker - #13 Bachelor's Buton, Garden Hill ~ (for) Parliamentary Commissioner i
GIBSON Ingrid Antionett ni i a Pa i i
at Pees rep Senior Clesx Cagis Stress Mar yood: Garden _ Korm of Notice of Nomination In a‘Uncontested Election i
MALCOLM Kela : Clerk " Ridgeland Park West, N: : ou a si
) Cee oe LECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: © i
ROBERTS Daphne Teacher #2 Kiki Street, Nassau a FOR ne a
ROLLE DorothyMae —s‘Teacher.~=—=S=S~S~S~S*S«ED Caster Street, Highland Park THELMA GIBSON PRIMARY SCHOOL 4
SWEETING Andrea D Teacher Garden Hills #1, Nassau alee gs NOTICE OF eT ONS i
ae
TAYLOR Dorisse Salesperson Oxford Avenue, Nassau ; aa DECLARATION OF RESULT 4
Notice is hereby giv: that the candidates named below being the only i
candidates standing nominaied in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY fj
DECLARED elected to’serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. ry
Date: 5" October, 2005 et : ee ty et mee Ky
Candidate Other Names Occupation . va Place of Rs
Signed: Cleomi Burrows : : : Surname In Full Residence i
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner af Belek ayia D naee a Pee eb : chet eo Ry
: é BROWN: —_sPhilip, Field Mechanic. Tangerine Terrace, Winton KI
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election Livingstone Meadows x
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD M EMBERS “DAVIS ~Vernita, Alberta’ ‘Teacher aay Boulevard, Pinewood ;
FOR ri
Se ae, ee dic wae I
SADIE CURTIS PRIMARY SCHOOL DORSETT Barbara Laverne Teacher oldier Road, Nussau- i
a Si Sa a NE IS re 4
GIBSON * Judymae D. Manager Pine Yard Road e
207 Bp ogee staat Sts se fe Se cabs aha aa ses ee : . ne ty
NOnEe someon INS HONS RIGBY Euterpic Louise Teacher Nassau ig
DECEAR ONO) RESO ROLLE Ricardo : Businessman/Selfemployed Prince Charles Dr. a ‘
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only a %
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY WIEEOMS Karalee Louise Sais: Representative #15 Scabreeze Lane, Nassau e
DECLARED elected to ser“ as members of the above mentioned School Board. “WRIGHT Tealeh Yamique Beautician Sandilands Village, Nassau ®
ne | :
Candidate: Sinan Water Becipation Place of YORKE Carolyn Marilyn = Clerk *— eee Pindling Estates, i
Surname in Full : Residence | a
eurname : thay Deo 3 A: Sr wer 2 a sweats oo pl TIS ete el Se fa
“BAKER “Linda Dianne pe ‘Human Resource Officer Dannottage Estates, Nassau :; , Date: 5" October,:2005 i
BROWN Donna Maze “Teacher Yamacraw Beach Estates op Signed: Shedrach Johnssin &
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner q



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GOVERNNMENT NOTICES.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election -

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

T..G. GLOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AS

AND -
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the aboye mentioned School Board.



Candidate Other Names Qccupation . Place of
Surname n Full : Residence
BETHEL Margaret Ernestine Seen et ~~ Ferguson Street, Nassau.
BAIN Rozena Mae “Teacher | Kenilworth Street West,
_BULLARD pee. | Pg ee Se
CUNNINGHAM Lucy Georgianna Teacher Price Street, Nassau

LAFRENIER Carl __ Pastor Millennium Garden, Nassau
MCQUEEN Marvin eARLOS ‘Security Officer | Polhemus Garden, Nassau
RUTHERFORD ‘Avinel Deneda — Teacher Tohnson Terrace; Nacsa
SMITH Jane Annie Teacher #76 Leeds Road, Nassau



Date: 5â„¢ October, 2005
Signed: Cassandra.Forbes
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In.a Uncontested Election

"ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

URIAH MCPHEE PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND: OS
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned Schoo] Board.



Candidate OtherNames — —= Occupation — Placeof
Surname © ‘ n Full 2g cae Residence
BENSON * Delerise Tula Filing Assistant ; Mason’s Addition
“BURNSIDE _ Lydia Maria ~~ danitress a "Cox Sireet, Fox Hill...
BUTLER Gregory Willian - Deputy Director of 73% Terrace, Centreville ey,
Youth .
“MILLS-FRASER Murriel Bernadei _-, Legal ‘Administrative - #32 Faith Garden Sub. -
; - Assistant : : ‘ fs i
MUNROE Peter Anthiny Ale? "Messenger Sir Lynden Pindling Estate .
MUNROE Richard Herman Businessman Crabapple Drive
MURPHY Sharita Laura “Assistant Underwriter . #18 India Drive; Flamingo
i ; _.. - Gardens -
ROBERTS . dacqueline- Elizabeth. : “Teacher a ae USbelé a
WILLIAMS “Jevone Dwayne “Guidance Counsellor. ‘Yamacraw Road

Date: 5* October, 2005

Signed: Thelma Dean
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election :

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

wooncock PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND ©
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby. given that the candidates named below being the only
_ candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



Candidate Other Names _ _ Occupation “nae, Place of

Surname ull Raia: Residence
BAIN-BROWN __Mary Olivia _ Senior Clerk #5 Edward Avenue ie
COLEBY Deborah Ivelean Teacher by Bay Lily Drive :
Mccoy Vanessa Renea_ Teacher oe re 3 Arawak, Avenue. Re
‘MORLEY Louis Gene . Manger ne _Shirley’ sCourte ee ie
NOTTAGE Chanaki Barbara N. Customer Service ___ Sherwood Drive





THOMESONJOBNSON sTerska Lanett_ Supervisor Toote : Shop Comer _ si



8 as Ne ete had &



Date: sc Octobe, 2005

Signed: Deborah Stuart
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner:

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Blecsion

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
FOR

YELLOW ELDER PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is heithy give.. that the candidates named be being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





Candidate Other Names Occupation — Place of
Surname ; In Full to Residence
ANDERSON _ “Arlene Fymicia Hoiclier “Marathon Estates, Nassau oe







YELLOW ELDER PRIMARY SCHOOL



Surname In Full Residence |

“BURROWS Setesa De-Lotoya Bank Teller Malcolm Road, Nassau
CONLIFFE pee Health Aide Domingo Heights, Nassan
HEASTIE _._ Arnold Roland Vincent Businessman Blue Hill Road, Nassau
MUNROE | Oscar Theodore Teacher Faith Avene, Nassau
PAUL Lyden Oral Tour & Taxi Operator . Oxford Avenue, Nassau
ROLLE Edith “Teacher ——Sapodialla Boulevard, Nassau
TURNER Michael Pastry Chef Rosewood Street, Nassau
WOODSIDE _Bemadette Olive Dispatcher Exuma Street, Nassau
ROLLE

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Catherine McPhee
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination Ina Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR .

AR. ADDERLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS .
AND.
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice’ is heey given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Other Names Occupation Place of

Surname Ae In Full Residence
DIXON Omelia Mees Tenliress Cottonwood St. Pinewood Gdn
"FORBES-HANNA — Brendale Chief Clerk Ridgeland Park East, Nassau
KEMP mals 3 Noel Boimaiuel ° . Police officer ~~ Baillou Hill Road South |
: LAING re ~ Tyrone Minister of the Gospel Millennium Garden, Nassau
MCQUAY ‘Persephone GraceE. . Teacher ae Berry Avenue, Nassau
ROMER Virginia Alicia B. Guidance Counselor Donings Heights East, Nassau; ee
STRACHAN Patricia Teacher Nassau, Bahamas
SULLIVAN Vincent Horatio Teacher Stapledon Gardens, Nassau :



Date: 5" October, 2008

Signed: Drexwill Miller _
. (for) Parliamentary Commissioner.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Etection

_ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS,
FOR

; Cc C. SWEETING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL |

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
~ AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

- Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
‘DECLARED elected 'to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





sR Candidate : ~ Other. Names : Occupation Place of : :
urname - ce -. In Full _ Residence
BARTON “TT, Marlene Marie Banker #32 Belair Estate, Nassau
‘ BURROWS : Archelaus Retiree 745 St.Vincent Road, Nassau
os seu Angela Rose Teacher Williams Lane, Nassau
“DELANCY Frederick Police Officer ; “Coral Harbour, Nassau
JOHNSON eS “Helen Public Servant #25 Garden View Estates
“NCFORD Willian Teacher Millennium Garden, Nassau
ROLLE Dwight Road Traffic Inspector ~~ Millennium Garden, Nassau
TUCKER Michael Beran Chief lak = Margaret Avenue, Miller Heights
: WALLACE- Sonja : Guidance Counselor The Grove, West Bay Street
Blind lace



Date: 5 October, 2005

zagned: Angela R. Rolle
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Blestion

4 "ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR |

C. H. REEVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
; AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full - Residence
HAMILTON Sharon Housewife Winton Meadows, Nassau

JOHNSON Collin Teacher Bullen Terrace, Nassau
JOHNSON - piphanie Clarice Self-employed Jennie Street, Nassau _
Training Officer Nassau, Bahamas

MORTIMER Cnig



BENNERMAN Paul 7 Gontractor igh Vista, NasSau_ es



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GOVERNMENT NOTICES



Cc. H. REEVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of i
Surname In Full Residence FOR !
STUBBS Joe Willard Interior Decorator Sunrise Road, Nassau S.C. MCPHERSON JOR HIGH SCHOOL H
. : NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS B
SUMNER Naomi P. Secretary Coral Heights, East “AND
. DECLARATION OF RESULT
TINKER- - Edgburt Printer #28, Windsor Place, Nassau :

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



Date: 5” October, 2005

Candidate

BR eater een eS





Signed: Pauline Adderley ‘Other Names Occupation Place of
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner _, Surname In Full Residence
’ ' BETHEL Marvin Lorenzo Self-employed _#97.Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election -
BOWE Patrice Lavrette Assistant Accountant McKinney Drive, Carmichael Road
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS A zi
FOR BRAYNEN Raquel Narize Self-employed _~ ‘#7 Opal Drive, Emerald Gardens
D. W. DAVIS JUNIOR HIGH S CHOOL — DAMIANOS : Basil Jefford Foreman, B.E.C. Grosham Close, Belair, Nassau

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Signed: Abraham Stubbs
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner -'

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Ejection

_ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

H. O. NASH JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

. NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS °°" 78 se
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is fiereby given that the candidates named below being the only

_ candidates’standing nominated in the above mentioned. election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Other Names Occupation ©

Candidate Place of

Surname In Full aes Residence
ALLEN Jacqueline D Teacher OffMarshall Road
BLYDEN Louise Sylvia Elaine | Accounts Réceivables #42 Baldwin Avenue

Supervisor ; :

BULLARD William Marcus - Business Executive : #23 Sunset Drive, Nassau
CLARKE Deidre T. Teacher Cable Beach, Nassau
KING Arlington Teacher #13 Oxford Drive, South Beach .
‘GIBSON- Sherel Gibson Teacher Golden Isles, Nassau

TURNQUEST _ i
- Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Franklin Lightbourne
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR Mig tee a

iL, Ww. YOUNG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS:

DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby. given that the candidates named below, being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
: ‘DECLARED elected to-serve-as members of the above mentioned School Board.













Manageress Kennedy Subdivision, Nassau
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS :
AND ee -. HEILD Nehemiah Ishmael Entertainer Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
DECL j ,
| ee ONE RESULT ‘LONGLEY Gladys Loretta Teacher Bamboo Blvd., South Beach, Nassau
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being t :
: } E ; g the onl i i
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY i eee ae a ae tere cn
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Boi~d. WILLIAMS. _Anthia Nicola Teacher Golden Gates #2, Nassau
Candidate Other Names Occupation PI: f :
Surname In Full = Regideate j
ee eee ar —_e_ { : Ns Date: 5".October, 2005
BURROWS Owen Augustus Salesman Sapphire Ridge, San Souci q ,
; FERGUSON - Ricardo ° Senior Master Kennedy Subdivision, Nassau Signed: Antionette Storr
: : 4 (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
SMITH-HANNA Raina ‘Teacher "Step Street, Fox Hill " ee ;
HIGGINS Dwayne L. Teaches j fioh manald Bind wer Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
JOHNSON — Priscilla Teacher Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Eugenia Oe
. NAIRN . Andra Vincent Teacher . Sutton Street, Nassau C. C. SWEETING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
RMING oe -. Kim Guidance Counselor Royal Valley Subdivision ;
Ye SEARS : Ivan Kent : ae Equipment | .Yamacraw Beach Estate BOMGEOE ae a TIONS
eas erator ] Rd
So DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only -
candidates standing nominated: in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





- Candidate Other Names: Occupation Place of
Surname In Full: : i! ’ Residence
DEMERITIE Terry Valarie. Broker/Realtor Nassau
FOWLER '» Patricia Teacher Faith Avenue, Nassau
_ ROLLE Caroline M Teacher Tropical Gardens, Nassau
SANDS i _,. Lavaughn Patrice Educator : Nadsaa! ;
SM aw Ghrisigphens ~—— SemiariMastensc Hill sidé Estate;Nassau




PARRIS-UBANI r “Marjorie Janene eee -Guidance Counsellor Queens Road, Nassau
WILCHOMBE Edith Olga Teacher Nassau

WILLIAMS. Inell Elizabeth Renee. Nassau

WOOD i Judy Yvonne Teacher #28 Tack Fish Drive, Nassau



Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: ‘Delores Ingraham °°
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner *

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR
C. I. GIBSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the ‘candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. .

* . Candidate ‘Occupation



Other Names . Place of
- Surname - Io Full Residence
‘BAIN-CURTIS Dorothy Diana Teacher Coral Harbour ‘ ;
-COOPER Joseph Gordon __ Safety Bhgineer Fox Hill
HANN Charmaine Jacinta. Teacher Millers Height
JOHNSON Kevin Luther Teacher Kool Acres 7

“PALACIOUS Deidre Patrice Front Desk Agent Nassau, Bahamas

PRATT ' Annette Yvonne Teacher Grace Avenue, Marathon Estates
cs ___ Kayla Veronica. __Self-emplyed Blue Berry Hills, Fox Hill

-- WHYMMS Mavis Francina Legal Asistant Garden Hills

' Date: 5" October, 2005









: Candidate Other Names . Occupation Place of Signed: Lillian Hall

t Surname in Full Residence (for) Parliamentary Commissioner

: BROWN Jacqueline. Nail Technician Kool Air Drive, Nassau : ee ' :

( . ‘Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

* “CARGILL Ava Banker New Providence

f ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

? ELDON KimberleyM. - Sales Representative #55 East Par, Nassau ; FOR

I ;

4 : .

,, JOHNSON Kevin Joseph Hotelier Nassau, Bahamas C.R. WALKER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

‘ .

. KEMP Dwayne Bank Branch Manager #15 Lawson Street, Nassau

\ NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

¢ PRATT Bastien Computer Consultant #68 Woodland Way, Nassau DECLARATION OF RESULT

i SAMUELS Cheryl Caroline M. Teacher/Educator Hampton St, Imperial Park Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
geen oa candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
i wines evn ee ates Naseue panama DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.
é Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
( Date: 5" October, 2005 - Surname In Full Residence
. ARTHUR Samuel Jr Bel Air Estatest

Mechanic
Signed: Telford Munnings s
‘ (for) Parliamentary Commissioner

BARNWELL Juliette Juanita Retired Hospital Lane



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c R. WALKER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Residence



CARTWRIGHT Michael Superintendent Village Road

CHIPMAN Reece Dean Accountant Cable Beach Manor
HALL-CAMPBELL _ Virginia E. Executive officer Lake View Drive
HAMILTON Sonia Events Planner Sea Breeze Drive

MILLER Jerome Harris Stylist Artist Yamacraw Beach Ests.
PEET Cyril Ira Insurance Broker . 36 Retirement Road
THEOPHILUS Ludell Elfreda Consultant/Lecturer Theophilus Close, Oakes Field

Date: 5 October, 2005

Signed: Julian Anderson
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

C. V. BETHEL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND ;
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board, °

Candidate Other Names Occupation » Place of
Surname In Full , Residence
BRAYNEN Nelson. Chauffeur Zinnia St. Kennedy. Subdivision
‘COLEBY —~S*é«CACdC tt Gary —=—~—=Avviation Manager +‘ WindwoodlslesRoadG.G.
DORMEUS Exanna National Youth Officer Pinewood Dive
MURPHY Charles Chief Inspection - HMP Hopkins Drive, Coral Harbour
NOTTAGE fs Carl es Teacher Infant View Rd, Chippingham
ROLLE/ADDERLEY. Bloneva Patricia Teacher . #8 Honesty Road
PEARSON Rhinehart Retired #10 Buttonwood Drive, Seabreeze
ROLLE/ADDERLEY Bloneva Patricia. Teacher a #8 Honesty Road
“SKIPPINGS Yvonne Supervisor- NIB Blue Bonnet @ Marigold, South
: : ; Beach ;
STRACHAN : Paulette Housewife Talbot Road, Nassau Village

CC CTS

Date: 5 October, 2005 ,

Signed: Eulease Beneby
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Forni of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

DORIS JOHNSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
"NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

AND :
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

| Candidate ©» Other Names : Occupation Place of
. Surname In Full ioe : Residence
GLINTON Edna Darlene Teacher : Garden Close, Garden View
MAJOR Andrew M Teacher Wilson Track, Englerston
McCOY Harcourt Terrell Teacher Seabreeze, Estate
MILLER Fane Marie Filing Assistant Foxdale, Subdivision
MINNIS Carol D. 7 Guidance Caunsellor: Danilage Estate
SAUNDERS aor Teacher ~~ « Prince Charles Drive
SMALL . Byron S.. = Senior Master ; #3 Greenway Drive
Administrator’ ,

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Geoffrey McPhee

(fur) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names ‘Occupation Place of

Surname In Full Residence
ADDERLEY Jacob Circulation Distributor, Nassau Yellow Elder Garden
Guardian
ARMBRISTER Angelius Philip Acting Director, Testing Services Eastern Road, Nassau
C.O.B. :
FRANCIS Wendell Businessman . Belair Estate, Nassau
HAMILTON Annamae Senior Secretary Garden Hills, Nassau
HORTON Francina _ Accountant _ South Beach, Nassau
JACKSON Rhoda First Assistant Secretary, Foreign Oakes Field, Nassau
Affairs -
“LOCKHART- Sophia Tania Store Manager Millennium Garden,
MINUS : : Nassau
MORTIMER _ Julliann Taxi Driver Sunset Park
SMALL Annishka . Sales Consultant Miami Street, Nassau

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Linda Major
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner





Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR -.,

R. M. BAILEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND |
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate _ Other Names Occupation Place of
- Surname In Full Residence



- CUNNINGHAM __ Perry R. Educator Imperial Park, Nassau

FOX Sandra Auditor Clifton Street, Nassau

FRAZER Nelrose Draftsman Park Forest, Carmichael Rd.
HEPBURN Cynthia Secretary — Cox Way — East Street
NEWBOLD. ~_Inderia L. Student : Soldier Rd. :

ROLLE Brian K. Contractor #104 Minnie Street

SANDS “Janet Sharon: _ Senior Clerk Colony Village
SOLOMON Hilton E. Supervisor Gleniston Gardens hake
TAYLOR Gregory H. Clergyman . Palmetto Village \

Date: 5" October, 2005:
Signed: Dressler Sherman
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In.a Uncontested Election ©

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR
FREEPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
- DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election; ARE HEREBY -
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.'

Candidate Other Names Occupation Z Place of

Surname In Full Residence

BARNETT _ Ivan Warehouse Assistant #23 Pearl Avenue; G.B.
FORBES _ Dorene Domestic Engineer #15 Beachway Drive, GB.

ROBERTS Roy Thaddeus’ Teacher #562 Jamaica Avenue, G.B.



~ Date: 5 October, 2005

Signed: Colotha Mortimer
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

- ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR < - ae

HUGH W. CAMPBELL PRIMARY SCHOOL |.

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY —
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation “. “Place of -

Surname In Full ‘ Residence
BAIN ’ . Francis John - Retired #14 Increase Way, Freeport 7

GARLAND "Alicia Ang 7... Educator Freeport, Grand Bahama

OUTTEN “Elrod * ; Sales Manager #5 Victoria Avenue, Freeport 7

ROBERTS Inell Lauretta Office Clerk Feat Grand Bahama

ROLLE Annie Estella Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
#11 Breamer Circle, Freeport

SMITH Pleasant Dantie Registry Clerk



Date: 5 October, 2005
_ Signed: Betty McCartney :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

MARTIN T OWN PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT



Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the
only candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE
HEREBY DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above
mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place

Surname In Full Residence
ARCHER - Vanda Unemployed Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock
BECKLES Annie J Director of Administrative #22 Robert Maynard Drive, Freepc

Services
“ COX Eunice L Chef Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock

JONES David McDonald — Taxi Driver #70 Pine Forest, Eight Mile Rock
JONES Uta Pollyanna Cook Matin Hill, Eight Mile Rock
SEYMOUR Nacy Patronella Janitress Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock
WILLIAMS Mahalia Yokie Administrative Asst. = Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock



Date: 5" October, 2002

‘Signed: Victoria Wright
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner



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GOVERNMENT NOTICES

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election ST. GEORGES HIGH SCHOOL



ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of -
FOR Surname In Full Residence
SMITH - Cornelius Alvin Air Traffic Controller #7 Seahorse Lane, G.B.
LEWIS YARD PRIMARY SCHOOL
SMITH Sylvia Vanria Teacher #212 Rutherford Close, G.B.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS or
AND Date: 5“ October, 2005
DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only / ae ee pape a
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY . (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
tioned 1 Board. : as :
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentione School Boar Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of . ELECTION OF nee MEMBERS

Surname In Full Residence
BARLETT HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

ARMBRISTER Sandra Suzanne Teacher #164 Pigeon Plum Close, G.B.







a
FARRINGTON Judith Angella Teacher Lewis Yard, G.B. NOTICE oo
FORBES Walton Senior Porter Lewis Yard, G.B. NOTICE OF POLL
ee eeeeFSFSNeSeSeeEeSeSeSFsssiel Welbourn Crest GG BW Hi ae NOTICE is hereby gi th i i i
; : y given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the
mars . eens Pons #251 Melboume Crest; OE: above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on
: : ‘ Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at
MCINTOSH Barbara Ann Waitress Lewis Yard, G.B. shecbovesamed Scheer
ea Ea Me ee :
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Date: 5" October, 2005 Surname In Full Residence
GARLAND . Patricia Janitress Pine Forest Estate
Signed: Rodney Smith
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner HARVEY Gretel May Teacher Bartlett Hill
PENNINGTON Wilhemena Janitress Bootle Bay _
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
RAHMING-FERGUSON Natasha Sabrina __ Beautician Hepbum Town
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS :
ROLLE Charles Sylvester Contractor Hepbum Town

FOR

ROLLE Ella Pauline Housewife Hepburn Town
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS SIMMONS Eleanor Secretary Hanna Hill

AND
; SMITH Clarence School Securi Eight Mile Rock

DECLARATION OF RESULT
STUBBS Natasha Monique Cashier ; Pine Forest Estate

Date: 5" October, 2005

EIGHT MILE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL



Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

: Signed: E. Patson Neely
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of :
Surname In Full Residence Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
Ss Geet CSREES Baya ote meee ee ‘
_ ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
CAPRON Teresa Monike Unemployed #53 Tudor Gardens, Albacore Dr FOR
DEAN Dyan Selfemployed___ Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock MAURICE MOORE PRIMARY SCHOOL
GLINTON Jonathan Bradley ‘Contractor Holmes Rock, Grand Bahama NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
. AND

y

NOTICE OF POLL

BLACK-MUNNINGS __Deloris Janitress Eight Mile Rock

NOTICE is hereby given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the
above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on
Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at

the above named School.



poesia Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Date: 5" October, 2005 Surname Css Tin Pull 0° 0% bey Residence
ALLEN Matthew Keith Pastor South Bahamia, G.B.
Signed: Sandra Edgecombe :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner BURROWS Anne Renee Teacher #14 Tennents Road, G.B.
COX-STRACHAN Debra M. Social Worker Grand Bahama
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
; EDGECOMBE Keshi Lavanka Senior Mistress #7 Florin Drive, G.B.
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR ELLIS Tammy Lee Teacher 13 Cutlass Ave, Freeport
JACK HAYWARD HIGH SCHOOL HIELD Daleina S. Janitress #5 Faith Avenue, G.B.
INGRAHAM Allan Electronic Engineer #21 Sandpiper Place, G.B.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS : ;
AND. MISSICK Verona Bernadine Teacher. 24 Samoa Drive, Freeport
ey : ae OF RESULT PRATT Evelyn Janitress #1 Gambier Drive, G.B.
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only a Pe a ee et
Date: 5" October, 2005

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.
Signed: Sheila Scavella

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Resid .
—V—'_—_om ere esience Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
BARNETT Ivan Warehouse Assistant #23 Pearl Avenue, G.B.
; : ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
BARR Keith Warren Vice Principal Albacore Drive, G.B. FOR
“COOPER __— Helena Andrea = Administrative Assistant Mather Town, G.B. WALTER P. PARKER PRIMARY SCHOOL
a Se, Sth eke es tae ne a ote ee re ee
KNOWLES Kenneth Anthony Store Manager #18 Clerkenwell Place, GB. NOTICE ee
NOTICE OF POLL ~

Megs pe ee ne eet fc ee or ee
Date: 5" October, 2005 NOTICE is hereby given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the

above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on

Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at

Signed: Benjamin Stubbs the above named School.































(for) Parliamentary Commissioner Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Residence
BAIN Rose, Mari Seamstress
_ , Freeport, Grand Bah
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election a
~BARNETT Wycliffe Emmanuel _ Barber -__ Freeport, Grand Bahama
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS : .
FOR GARVEY Apri Business Woman Freeport, Grand Bahama
ST. GEORGES HIGH SCHOOL GREENE Paulette Minerva Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
HART Raquel Maureen Sales Executive Freeport, Grand Bahama
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND MARTINBOROUGH Warren Nehemiah Sr. V/P Global United Ltd. Freeport, Grand Bahama
DECLARATION OF RESULT
MCPHEE Harold Daniel Terminal Operator Freeport, Grand Bahama
_ Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only MORRIS Shirl
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY - aes ee Ena une nie
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. a
PINDER Godfrey Tyrone Assistant Supervisor Freeport, Grand Bahama
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Sarumes ~ InFull esidcale ROBERTS Kenneth Genrett Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
ALBURY Melvina Sana apo Wenicn Cis. CE. THOMPSON Stephanie Anquinette Banker Freeport, Grand Bahama
FOWLER Patrice Indianna Seamstress #148 Ponce De Leon, G.B. WILLIAMS Marcia Lynn Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
KNOWLES Leevan Augustus Teacher Freeport, G.B. YOUNG Clayton Eugene Plumber #91 Coral Reef Estates
RUSSELL Ricardo Anton “Educator ~—~—~—~SO YellowPine Stree, GB. Date: 5" October, 2005
SAUNDERS Kenneth Rodger II Technician #20 Amunsden Lane. G.B. :

Signed: Barbara Thompson
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner





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“ERO & CON

Nee DOES SN | AMERICA GAIN WITH eee TRADE?

Economic failure

stagnation, social unrest —

BY MARK WEISBROT
weisbrot@cepr.net

T he winds of political and economic
change are reaching severe storm lev-
els in Latin America, and it’s not difficult to
see why: The region has suffered a 25-year
economic failure, unprecedented in its
modern history.

At a recent conference in Bogota, José
Serra — the mayor of Brazil’s mega-city of
Sao Paulo — argued that “the Washington
Consensus” had failed in Latin America,
and that a new economic model
needed to be created.

Serra served as-:health minister
in the previous (centrist) Brazilian |
government and is currently poll-
ing close to President Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva for the 2006 election.
He pointed out that Brazil in the
1960s and ’70s had one of the fast- _
est-growing economies in the world. Sincé
1980, Brazil’s income per person has grown
by less than one-half percent annually.

Serra is right. Brazil would have Euro-
pean living. standards today if its economy
had continued to grow as it did prior to
1980. The story is similar for Mexico, which
doubled its income per person from 1960 to
1980 but has seen lackluster growth since
then.

For the region as a whole, growth in GDP
(or income) per person — the most basic
measure of economic success or failure —
was about 80 percent from 1960 to 1979, but
only Il percent for the 1980-1999 period and
a mere 3 percent for 2000-2004.

Higher interest rates

There is.no way to hide a collapse like
‘this. A generation and a half has lost out on
a chance to improve their living standards.
The failure occurred during a period in
which Latin American governments
adopted a number of economic reforms that
were supposed to promote economic
growth. These reforms were strongly
advocated by the United States, as well
as Washington-dominated institutions
such as the IMF and World Bank, some-
times with considerable economic and
’ political pressure,
Trade was liberalized, and average
tariffs cut by half since the
70s. Restrictions on interna-
- tional investment flows were
' abolished or drastically
reduced in most countries. In -
"the 1990s alone, more than ©
$178 billion of state-owned
industries were priva- _
tized — more than 20 .
times the value of privati-
zation in Russia after the
collapse of the Soviet Union.
Governments also. adopted -
higher interest rates and tighter
fiscal policies. The short-term
interest rate set by Brazil’s.
central bank is currently at
19.5 percent, as compared
with 3.75 percent in
the United States. The result-

ing ;
long-term failure has produced a pop-
ular and electoral backlash against the



THE MILITARY

BY JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY
jgalloway@krwashington. com

¢ rmies are fragile institutions and, for
A® their might, easily broken.”

Remember those words? They

- were published in my Sept. 28, 2003, column
in this newspaper. I laid out the recipe for
how to break a magnificent Army that had
taken nearly two decades to rebuild itself in
the wake of the Vietnam debacle.

In that early fall two years ago, Defense
Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was still run-
ning victory laps and the words of his boss,
President Bush, were still ringing: “Bring ‘em
on!”

Sadly, those two were, and still are, in
charge.

Now they’ve broken the Army, and after
this administration is history, it will take 12
or 15 or 20 years to repair the damage it’s
inflicted on an institution that our country

desperately needs in a century as dangerous
as this one.

Both political parties, though, have failed
the American voter by offering up candi-



e & “se
WEISBROT

Prophetic words: Armies
are easily broken.

reforms, which are often labeled “neoliber-
_alism” in Latin America.

In the last seven years, left-populist can-
didates running against “neoliberal” poli-
cies have taken the presidency in Argentina,
Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bolivia is possibly next. And in Mexico, for-
mer Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel
Lépez Obrador of the left opposition Demo-
cratic Revolutionary Party, wuo has
denounced “25 years of economic failure” in.
Mexico, is in the lead for next uses s presi-
dential election.

The electoral revolt has already
produced some positive results.
Argentina, after engaging in the
largest sovereign debt default ever,
rejected the IMF’s economic pre-
scriptions, took a hard line with |
foreign creditors, and — without
any outside assistance — has
grown by about 9 percent annually
for the last two and a half years.

Venezuela’s government-has kept its
promise to share the country’s oil wealth
with its poor majority, providing. free
healthcare, subsidized food and much
improved access to education and literacy
._programs.

For its part, Washington has. yet to
accept the new reality. Given the impor-
tance of Florida-based Cuban Americans in
our national elections, it is politically more
convenient here to blame Venezuelan Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez — or even Fidel Castro
— for the growing political and social
unrest in the region. But these revolts are
very much home-grown and the predictable
result of a prolonged, failed economic —
‘experiment.

Mark Weisbrot is co-direc-
_ tor of the Center for Eco-
nomic and Policy Research,
a liberal . Washington
think-tank.



dates for high office who,
in simpler times, would ®ALLOWAY
barely have qualified for tax and feathers and



- rides out of town.

How can I say this about the Army when:
just a week ago, at the Association of the U.S.
Army convention, Secretary of the Army
Francis J. Harvey and a veritable galaxy of
stars were declaring, under orders, that
everything in the Army was just fine; better
than good; never better.

I say this because we don’t jump when
Rumsfeld yells frog, an! I look at the evi-
dence that accumulates day by day. I hear
this from other generals, active and retired:
The U.S. Army is utterly broken and in need
of immediate repair.

It’s not just recruitment, although that’s
bad enough this year and looks as if it will be
a great deal worse in fiscal 2006. The Army
fell more than 7,000 bodies short of recruit-
ing the number of soldiers it needs this year.
Some say that shortfall will become 15,000 or

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BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART
www.house.gov/mariodiaz-balart.

trade.

whereas today .all 34 member
states have democratic, constitu-
tional governments.
Furthermore, according to. the
2005 Index of Economic Freedom
jointly published by The Heritage
Foundation and The Wall Street
Journal, 20 of the 26 Latin Ameri-
can and Caribbean nations have

since 1995,

States and Latin America.

. ter life for their citizens.”

nomic boost.
Stable

foreign assistance.

intent

region —

cut young democracies.

‘ According to a recent Herald arti-
cle, China’s trade with Latin America dur-

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -

Successes have been
wrought against all odds’

BY MARIFELI PEREZ-STABLE .
marifeli@starpower.net

that emerged in Latin America after -
1978. During the 1990s, it had one of the

I t is the oldest among the democracies

region’s fastest-growing economies. More
than 70 percent of its people rank democ-
racy as the best form of government. Yes,
that’s the Dominican Republic.

By fits and starts, Dominicans have com-
piled an unheralded success story in an
inauspicious context. We are, after all, talk-
ing about a country that suffered the scourge
of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1930-1961) and
then lived under the tutelage or the shadow
of Joaquin Balaguer (1961-2002). ‘In 1978, the
Dominican Republic’s first ever peaceful
transfer of power finally took place.

What is the Dominican balance sheet?

In the plus column:

e Upon assuming power, the Dominican
Revolutionary Party (PRD) secured civil lib-
erties and a climate of freedom. After voters

O nce a region of despots, Latin Amer-
ica is now predominantly made up of
burgeoning democracies, and the primary
U.S.-backed economic reform in helping
these young democracies stabilize and
develop their economic promise is free

In 1974, 10 of the then:23 members of
the Organization of American States had
democratically elected governments,



DIAZ-BA
improved their economic-freedom scores

President Bush wisely made passing the
Central American Free Trade Agreement
(CAFTA-DR) a major legislative priority
because he understands that free trade is
key to the futures of both the United

-“As CAFTA helps create’ jobs. and
opportunity in the United States,” Bush
said when signing CAFTA into law, “it will
help the democracies of Central America
and the Dominican Republic deliver a bet-

By passing: CAFTA-DR, we immedi-
_ately eliminated tariffs on nearly 80 per-
cent of U.S. products shipped to those
nations, which will make it easier for U.S.
_ goods to be purchased and increase sales.
But the long-term value and geo-
‘political significance of this
'-trade agreement far out-
weighs the short-term eco-

economies
- allow. countries and
the hemisphere. as a
whole to become more
peaceful,. democratic
and prosperous. Trade
agreements such as
CAFTA-DR will do
More to raise working
standards, reduce pov-
erty, discourage illegal
immigration and pro-

‘ vide economic oppor-

_ tunities than anything
-we could. accomplish
by simply providing

Right now, China is
on. -heavily,
increasing its. invest-
ment. and trade in
Latin America. Mean-
while; tyrants in the
namely
Cuba’s Fidel Castro and
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

— are actively trying to
incite socialist shifts and under-





+ Seinen ee
democracy, prosperity

ing the past five years “has grown at an
annual rate of 42 percent, reaching
nearly $22 billion last year,” and “more
than half of China’s foreign investments
have been directed at Latin America to
acquire natural resources.” |

. With subversive intentions, Cuba

sends doctors to other nations even

while leaving many Cubans without —
access to decent healthcare. Chavez -

uses his strongman grip on Venezuela’s .

oil supply to peddle influence in neigh-

boring countries, even going so far as to
fund Colombian rebels.

It is in our nation’s eco-
nomic and national-security
interests that we confront these
anti-democracy forces. Clearly,
the United States needs to con-
tinue providing foreign assis-
tance to Latin American coun-
T tries. _

This year, the United States is pro-
viding an estimated $1.8: billion of for-

- eign assistance to Latin America and
the Caribbean. Aid programs cover a
variety of issues including counter-nar-
cotics, poverty reduction and economic
growth. Yet, as important and benefi- '
cial as these programs can be, much
more important to the future of Latin

- America — and to the United States —
is freé trade throughout the hemi- —
sphere.



Free trade strengthens U.S.
ties throughout the region
instead of ceding political
influence to China and others
opposed to democracy.

Free trade enables free Latin Ameri-
can nations to develop strong eco-
nomic infrastructures and improve
economic stability and prosperity.
This strengthens U.S. ties throughout
the region instead of ceding political
influence to China and others opposed
to democratic government and eco-
nomic freedom. ;

Furthermore, by binding our econo-.
mies through trade, we make it in
those nations’ self-interests to fight
‘corruption, crime, drug traffickers and
terrorists.

Wheréas foreign assistance is gkin
deep, free trade with free democracies
works from deep within to make key
strides toward a’ prosperous and
peaceful tomorrow.

After all, free and healthy econo-
mies foster peaceful, democratic soci-
eties.

_ U.S.-backed economic reforms are
. working, but we cannot forget about
our neighbors. As these young democ-
racies continue to grow and prosper, -
they will continue to be among our
strongest allies.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.,
is a member of the House Budget Com-

mittee. oy



PEREZ-STABLE

returned him to the presi-
dency in 1986, Balaguer — his record of
repression notwithstanding — did not
rescind the PRD’s gains which dave
remained a fixture.

e In response to electoral fraud in 1990
and 1994, civil society mobilized and played
an important part in ensuring free and fair
elections in 1996 and thereafter. Voter turn-
out is consistently high.

e Political parties are strong and
strongly rooted in the citizenry.

In the minus column:

e Corruption has been a blight on every
administration since 1978. Long after Trujillo
and Balaguer’s last presidency (1994-1996),
Dominican politics remains suffused by an
officeholder culture of self-entitlement and
patronage.

e Even in the face of a rapidly expanding
economy, social cents have continued to
accumulate.

*TURN TO PEREZ-STABLE







N ow we know. Despite the generally excei-
lent work that we have come to expect
from our national hurricane forecasters, they
are laboring under enormous handicaps — not
enough money, equipment or manpower, and
not enough attention from Washington. This is
the alarming but inescapable conclusion drawn
from The Herald’s four-part series, Blind Eye,
that ran last week [To read the series online, go
to herald.com, click on Herald Investigation,
Blind Eye]. i’

Better forecasts are possible, and the payoff
would be fewer deaths and less destruction. But
improvements must be made before another
series of disastrous storms strikes. The prob-
lems can be fixed for relatively little cost if
Washingion responds positively instead of with
a knee-jerk defense of the status quo. .

More than 200 people were interviewed ior
the report. Every former director of the Miami-
based Hurricane Center dating back to Robert
Simpson in the 1970s came forward to say that
the absence or poor maintenance of weather-
observing equipment and chronic cuts to
research are a huge problem. Commendably,
the current director, Max Mayfield, whose chief
concern is trying to save lives, spoke up as weil.
It is impossible to make the most accurate fore-
cast when the tools aren’t there, he said.

Jnfortunately, Hurricane Center directors
have been reluctant to go public for fear that
they could be fired for speaking up or trying to
cut through the Washington, bureaucracy.
“Woe be to me if I phoned a senator,” said Neil
Frank, who served as director for 13 years an
sought more funding.

e The problem: Some 45 hurricanes have
made landfall since Hurricane Andrew in 1992,
but forecasters have had to cope with a lack of
basic weather-observing equipment during
nearly half of these emergencies. The net result





The Army is"
broken — and
in need of
repair

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20,000 during the next 12 months, even |
though the Army hopes to throw lots of
money at the problem.

If Congress approves, the Army plans
to double its $20,000 enlistment bonus
for trigger-pullers to $40,000. And if a
_ young enlistee further agrees to be sent
to one of the divisions bound for Iraq or §
Afghanistan in the next rotation, he’ll
get an extra pay raise of $400 a month |
for 36 months. . |

Has it come to that? Must we now — |
acknowledge that the only way we can :
attract young Americans to protect and |
defend us is to buy. them? The Army has
already relaxed its once-sacred stan-
dards so that twice as many recruits
who score in the lowest category on }
mental aptitude tests can enlist, along :
with many more high school dropouts :
and other borderline candidates. |

Now Harvey has laid out how, with- |
out increasing the Army’s strength, he’ll |
beef up what he calls “the operational
Army,” the Army that kills people and
blows things up, without increasing the
long-term permanent strength of the /
Army by even one soldier above the, i
hopelessly low.-total of 482,400. It’s.a. |
brilliant capitalist stroke worthy of a
cold-blooded CEO. We'll hire civilians’ ;
who like to be paid low civil-service
wages to replace military people who /
treat and nurse the wounded coming |
home from Iraq; replace those who han- :
dle payroll issues for other soldiers; :
replace those who do a thousand crappy :
jobs well because they know that what
they do is important to other soldiers. |
Then we can ship the “savings” off to |
Iraq or some other preemptive war.

Another part of the plan calls for
shutting down some of, the Army
schoolhouses and: shifting more than
11,000 of those who educate and train
soldiers to more lethal jobs. It seems
somewhat counterintuitive to reduce
training at the same time that we begin
to fill the ranks with the less intelligent,
less fortunate or just plain unlucky who
walk the streets of the black and His-
panic ghettos and people from the hills
and hollows of Appalachia.

If contracting out Army work to the
private sector — the Halliburtons and
Blackwaters — works so blessed well,
why then don’t we contract out our
national defense in its entirety to the
bottom-line guys?

No doubt the private sector would be
‘happy to bid on our wars and fight them
for cost plus 20 percent. They could hire
all the military people put out of work
when we close down the Army and
Marine Corps and Navy and Air Force.
We could put in a penalty clause if they
lose the war.

Joseph L. Galloway is the senior mili-
tary correspondent for Knight Ridder
Newspapers.





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with no limits on flight hours. -



and the eastern Atlantic.

was that forecasts were often way offcourse.

Last year’s Hurricane Charley, forecast as a
Category 2 storm to strike the Tampa area, hit
the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte area instead as
a powerful Category 4 hurricane. Unfortu-
nately, there were a number of forecasting defi-
ciencies: Weather-observing stations along the

_ Florida coast were malfunctioning; the govern-

ment’s $43-million Gulfstream jet with up-do-
date equipment was grounded in the hours



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® $4 million to add 13 buoys.recommended by the Hurricane Center for the Bahamas

OUR OPINION: A SMALL INVESTMENT |
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before landfall; and two turboprop planes
-weren’t flown at all. Other equipment failures,

have been all too common. Busted buoys, miss-
ing weather balloons, inoperable Doppler
radars and other sensors — all have contributed

to the failure to provide the most accurate fore-
"investigation. But there is little time to waste

casts possible. ee

e The remedy: Much of.the problem has
do with money. and tight budgets. The Gulf-
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JAMES L. NIGHT (1909-1991)

is budgeted for only 250 hours. It was grounded
for a critical period before Katrina made land-

fall in Florida because, as Mr. Mayfield

explained, he did not want to “break the bank,”
thus potentially missing the chance to detect
Katrina’s sudden turn into South Dade. A sec-
ond jet would cost an.estimated $100 million,
with an additional $3 million to $5 million per
year for additional flight crews. —

In all, the increased cost of fixing the system
comes to about $353 million, with about $54 mil-
lion in annual recurring costs. A lot of money?
You bet, but compare that to the $50-billion
first installment to help the victims of Katrina
in Louisiana and Mississippi. How much of that
could have been avoided with a better, earlier
prediction of the ultimate landfall? How many
lives could have been saved? .

Some critics blame the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
National Weather Service, the parent agencies
of the ‘Hurricane Center, for diverting
resources elsewhere.

We do not doubt that these agencies face

agonizing decisions about the proper allocation

of funds. But, really, shouldn’t Katrina and Rita
— and this and last year’s hurricane seasons —
be convincing evidence that the lives and well-
being of tens of millions of Americans are at

"increased risk as a result of a cycle of intensi-

fied hurricanes? This public-safety issue
demands immediate attention. Be

@ The role of Congress: Ultimately, it’s up
to Congress to appropriate the money neces-
sary to repair our impaired forecasting system.
The disclosures in The Herald’s series may
prompt hearings; certainly, the issue merits

before the next hurricane season. The Herald’s
report offers a blueprint for much-needed
improvements.



I DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
| SUCCESSES
bg. eos ge Paes
| ‘against all
|odds’

* PEREZ-STABLE

e Under irregular circumstances,
presidential reelection was reintro-
duced in 2004.

There are, of course, many other
entries in both columns. Mine are
meant to highlight the setting of the
crisis that befell the Dominican
Republic during the PRD adminis-
tration of Hipdlito Mejia ~
(2000-2004). and how the nation has
dealt with it... et

_Between 1996 and. 2000, Leonel
| Fernandez of the Dominican Libera- .
'. tion Party (PLD) presided over
2 impressive economic growth and. .
| . significant efforts to modernize the.
| ‘state. A combination of factors — a |
©. perennial energy crisis, unaddressed ~.
social problems, corruption allega- .
tions and an uninspiring candidate ., -
— weakened the PLD, and Mejia
-won handily. ° Bh ad ag Roe ed

The new president quickly popu- .
lated the ministries with PRD cro- .
nies who used their offices to
advance partisan and personal inter- . .
ests. In 2003, a monumental fraud by
Baninter — the country’s third-larg- ..
est bank — grievously compounded ©
an incipient slowdown. The econ-
omy shrank, inflation surged, the
peso collapsed, public debt doubled
and capital fled. Bailing out Baninter
cost Dominicans about $2.2 billion, -
ie., 15 percent of GDP. At the same.
time, Mejia ramrodded an electoral
reform that allowed him to stand for °
reelection in May 2004. The PRD
spent untold amounts of public mon-
ies pursuing that doomed effort.

Sounds messy, and it was in
almost every way but the one that
mattered. While the campaign had
its-share of troubles and rumors
swirled that Mejia would hijack the
results, the PLD’s Fernandez won
decisively. As usual, voters turned
out in droves. After 14 months in
office, Fernandez has steered the
economy out of the trough. A repeat
of the “golden” 1990s is, however,
nowhere in sight. Redressing social
deficits and confronting endemic
corruption remain a steep but urgent
climb. .

_ Dominican democracy works well
enough. Otherwise Mejia might have
been brought down by massive dem-
onstrations or elite shenanigans
before his term expired. But the ©
Dominican Republic is no Bolivia or
Ecuador. Like Argentines in
2001-2002, Dominicans found an
institutional way out of their recent
crisis.. Though their country must
still do much better, we should her-
ald the successes that have been
wrought against all odds.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable is vice presi-
dent for democratic governance at the
Inter-American Dialogue in Washing-
ton, D.C.











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A LOOK BACK AT
THE WEEK OF OCT. 9

IRAQ

e U.S. and Iraqi forces stepped up
security across Iraq on Thursday in
an effort to reduce insurgent
attacks aimed at wrecking
Saturday’s constitutional
referendum. Interior Minister
Bayan Baker Solagh announced a
raft of security measures during all
or part of the period from
Thursday to Monday, including an
extended nationwide curfew, a
weapons and driving ban and
international border closures.

e On Wednesday, Iraqi lawmakers
approved a set of last-minute
amendments to the constitution
designed to win minority Sunni
Arab support for the charter.
Under the deal, Shiite, Sunni and
Kurdish leaders agreed that a
panel would consider further
revisions once general elections
are held in December. Other
measures reiterated the country’s
unity and Arab character. Still,
several Sunni groups continued to
oppose the draft.

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@ The White House on Thursday
dismissed the possibility that
Supreme Court nominee Harriet
Miers might withdraw if she -
encounters heavy fire in her.
Senate confirmation and
- suggested her nomination was
becoming embroiled.in “side _
issues like religion.” Conservative
critics have complained that Miers
lacks a clear judicial philosophy
and have questioned whether she
is the best-qualified nominee.
e Atop cia manager, who
remains undercover and is known
publicly only as “Jose,” will soon
~ oversee traditional human spying
_ activities for the entire intelligence
community as director of the new
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government buildingsina
provincial capital in Russia’s
_. volatile Caucasus region Thursday, —
_ turning the cityintoawarzone =
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explosions. Officials said.at least —
85 people were killed, including 61
attackers, in the offensive against
the city of Nalchik. Chechen rebel
claimed responsibility, and Russi:
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total blockade of the city.

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new media law, but it has clearly
forced the media to censor itself,
. especially when reporting on
controversial President Hugo
Chavez and his socialist policies.
e On Wednesday, as Chavez
presented property titles to’ .
indigenous groups who he said
-had been robbed of their ancient
homelands, the president
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stabbed to death
as crowd look on

@ By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
and SAMORA ST ROSE

A CROWD of nightclub rev-
ellers watched in horror as a
young man was stabbed and
beaten to death before their
eyes over the weekend.

In what one observer
described as “a sad and dis-

graceful scene”, the teenager
was killed by a group of men at
Waterloo while party-goers
made no attempt to intervene.

The concrete poolside was
covered in blood as 19-year-old -

Glen Fulford lay dying in front
of scores of onlookers.. “This
shows how callous and desensi-
tised we have becomé as a peo-
_ple,” said one witness.

The club was full for the
weekly “ladies night” and this
helped Glen’s killers to escape,
he added.

According to witnesses, a
group of males accosted Glen
near the pool, beating him to
the ground, where they then
began to kick and stomp his
body until he was motionless.

A Tribune employee wit-
nessed the fight-turn-murder at
the East Bay Street nightclub
around 2am on Friday. He and
others were stunned by the hor-
rific murder.

“It shows how callous and
desensitised to violence we have
become as a people. It’s just
very, very sad and disgraceful, “
said one observer.

As some people scrambled to
get out of the way of the melee,
others danced on, unaware of
what was happening.

By this time, the music —

being played by just-crowned
“DJ of the Year” Dion da
Butcha — was ordered to be
turned off. Security officers
rushed over in an attempt to
break up the crowd and get
hold of the culprits, shouting at
everybody to clear. the pool
area,

“Please, Bverybody clear this
area, give him some room. ta
breathe,” said a woman in tears.

After some of the crowd dis-
persed, others came back to see
what had happened, forming a
large circle around the victim,
whose clothes were drenched
in blood. ©

“T bet he ain’t wake up this
morning thinking this gonna
happen to him. That’s really bad
eh, and this was inside the club,
you see,” said a male who didn’t
wish to be identified by name.

“T just glad it ain’t me, ma
boy,” he.added.

“What happened tto him, he
get stab eh, cause I ain’t hear
no shots,” said one man.

The victim was identified as
19-year-old Glen Fulford, by
Supt Walter Evans. “We have
one person currently assisting
police in their investigation,”
he said.

Glen lay on the ground for |
_ about half an hour before help

came, according to witnesses.
Later, police taped off the

‘crime scene.and began asking

questions. From the outside,
around 3am, a number of peo-
ple heard a woman crying inside
the club. Some said it was the

, victim’s mother, whe had been
, called to the scene to idéntify
her son.

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SEA ‘swells caused by a

tropical depression off the

’ Cayman Islands dumped loads

of sand on to West Bay Street
yesterday.

Bahamas Met Office is
expecting that the slow-
moving system could become
the season’s 21st named
storm, tying the record for the

most storms in an Atlantic
season.” -

The only other time that so
many storms have formed
since meteorological record-

keeping began 154 years ago
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_At 5 pm, the depression was

SEE page 11



Haitian dies in | Hunt is on for
traffic accident | missing surfer

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK:
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A Haitian
woman lost her life over the
holiday. weekend in a traffic
accident in the Caravel Beach
area. She is the 19th person to
die on Grand Bahama roads

this year.
Chief Supt Basil Rahming
reported that . Roseline

Novembre, 37, of LaTortue,
Haiti, died instantly when the
vehicle she was in overturned
in bushes around 3.15am Sat-
urday.

The accident occurred on
East Atlantic Drive, near the
junction with Sunset Highway,
involving a blue 1996 Chevy
Lumina licence 1871 and a

maroon Mitsubishi Galant
licence 31663.

According to police, Peter
Roberts, 41, of 8 Alex Lane,
was driving the Lumina south
on East Atlantic Drive.

‘He had left a nightclub and
was headed home when he
collided head-on with the
Galant, which was occupied
by Novembre and driver Luc
Luckson, 26, of Hearn Lane,
who were also returning home
from a night of partying.

The collision sent Luckson's
vehicle hurtling out of control
into bushes, where it over-
turned.

Mr Rahming said the Hait-
ian woman was trapped in the
wreckage and appeared to be

SEE page 11

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

FAMILY and friends of
Anthony Adderley are comb-
ing the beaches and waters of
Paradise Island after the 18-
year-old went missing while
surfing on Saturday.

Anthony had _ been
employed at Paradise Blue
Surf Shop since the opening
of Marina Village on July 15.

Mrs Michelle Kelly, owner
of the shop, said Anthony is
“a great kid from a great fam-
ily.”

“He is eager and wanting to
please. He was experiencing
a whole different side of life
working on Paradise Island,”
she told The Tribune.

Mrs Kelly explained that
Anthony had gone out surf-
ing with four friends, but nev-.
er returned to shore. She
received a report that a boat
found his surfboard, but no
sign of him.

Upon hearing news of his
disappearance, she herself
combed the beach area and
went up in a helicopter to look
for him.

Bahamas Air and Sea Res-
cue also launched its own
search. The helicopter com-
pany has also been very sup-
portive, making a point of
searching the area on every
trip.

She said searchers were

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¢ In other news from Grand
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accosted and robbed as she
walked to her car on baturday:
afternoon.

Josephine Zonicle told police
that she was walking to her car
after closing the library when

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male” armed with a silver hand-
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She described the man as 5ft
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orange tee-sheet.

The man robbed her of an
envelope containing an undis-
closed amount of cash, the
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paper was now first. choice in
all sections of the community.

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Excellent news, business.and
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columns and better sports cov-
erage are the paper’s main
strengths,” said the source.

Latest ABC figures show that
The Tribune has boosted its
position as the Bahamas’ num-
ber one daily, outselling its main
rival, The Nassau Guardian, by
nearly 12,000 copies a week
over the past year.

While The Tribune has con-

tinued its steady climb, the.

Guardian has slumped by
another 6.3 per cent year-on-
year, showing a total loss of

more than 18 per cent over the

last two years.

The-Guardian’s weekly sale
now stands at 64,713 compared .
with The Tribune’s 76,297.

The Tribune’s rise continues a



circulation rise

trend which began when the
paper converted to morning
publication in 1998.

The Guardian, once the dom-
inant morning paper, has now
been forced into second place,
with The Bahama Journal a dis-
tant third.

Development

A media analyst said: “The

_ Tribune has made tremendous

inroads into the black commu-
nities over the last few years. It
-has also developed a course
‘where it can properly be called
a national newspaper, with
something for all of the
‘Bahamas. ;

“Tt is a paper for independent
minds. When something

“appears in The Tribune, peo-

ple take it seriously.”
He added: “There is no doubt
that The Tribune is now a seri-
ous force editorially.”
Alongside its circulation gains,
The Tribune is also showing
impressive increases in adver-
tising sales. “More and more
businesses see The Tribune as
the premier promotional medi-
um,” said the analyst.




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Bt MINISTER of Foreign Affairs

Fred Mitchell speaks to press
members in Freeport, Grand

Bahama.





requests Fre

TO stay in step with the economic
growth of Freeport, the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs has requested an
office for its services as well as
expanded passport processing facili-
ties for the Bahamas' second city.

Presented

Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred
Mitchell on Thursday announced that
the Ministry of National Insurance
had presented plans for the con-
struction of.a major new building in
Freeport and that his ministry has

(BIS photo)

requested space for an expanded
passport office and an office of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs within
that building. ;

"I believe that this city has grown
to the point, and its future growth
clearly points toward, a Deputy Chief
of Protocol for Freeport with an offi-
cer to assist. There is a need fora
protocol lounge in Freeport airport.

There is the need for a secure facility .

so that if our friends the Americans
want to conduct interviews for grant-
ing visas they can have such a facili-
ty," he said while addressing law



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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, PAGE 3





enforcement officers of the northern

Bahamas at an excercise in Grand ‘°

Bahama last week. ;
Passport ,
The minister said there is a partic-
ular need for expanded passport facil-
ities as machine-readable passports
will be issued out of Freeport when

they begin to be issued next year.
The expansion of these services,
said Mr Mitchell, is part. of the gov-

ernment's effort to increase interac-
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A MAJOR article in the Business section
of The Tribune on Tuesday, October 11, cannot
be ignored.

The story, written by Tribune Business Editor
Neil Hartnell, told how government ignored 87
recommendations put forward by the Bahamas
Chamber of Commerce after consultation with
members of the business community dealing
with the Consumer Protection Bill.

The Chamber of Commerce said it was “baf-
fled” that government “had ignored the 87 rec-
ommendations it had made for improving the
Consumer Protection Bill” and instead had for-
warded the proposed legislation for debate in
the House of Assembly last Wednesday, Octo-
ber 5.

In a statement the Chamber of Commerce
said it was “disappointed” that the Bill had
gone to Parliament, after its Legislation Com-
mittee and other private sector partners had
formally presented its 87 recommendations and
other “general points” to Leslie Miller, the min-
ister of trade and industry in August 2004.

Apart from the Chamber, the other organi-
sations involved in the review included the
Bahamas Employers Confederation, the
Bahamas Hotel Association, the Insurance Insti-
tute of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Manufac-
turers Representatives and Wholesale Associ-
ation, the Small Business Association, the
Bahamas General Insurance Association, the
Bahamas Motor Dealers Association and
Amnesty International.

.The Chamber said it had forwarded its rec-
ommendations to the minister “in keeping with

the Chamber’s mandate cf representation of

the private sector and its responsibility to pre-
sent for government’s consideration our assess-
ment of the impact of proposed legislation on
the business and wider community.” _

The Chamber went on to say: “To date, we:

have not had the courtesy of a reply and'we
are disappointed to learn that the proposed Bill
has proceeded to the House of Assembly for

debate without consideration by government

of the Chamber’s extensive response.’
The Tribune is. amazed at the moderate tone

“of the Chamber’s language. It could have been .

phrased a lot stronger, and —
should have been.
It’s about time that Prime Minister Christie

in our opinion —

started exercising some discipline among the

-ranks of his Cabinet ministeérs.
There’s no, point in asking members of the
public or such public institutions as the Bahamas

Chamber of Commerce to participate in fine

tuning a piece of government legislation if it
has absolutely no intention of even considering

their recommendations. It is a foolhardy exercise —

that wastes the time and effort of busy people
who could well have put that time to better use
for their own businesses or their families.
Furthermore it is just common courtesy for
government to at least acknowledge receipt of
such proposals, especially if the Chamber had
presented their recommendations to the minis-
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meet with the group for further discussion.
Such high-handedness by some of Mr
Christie’s Cabinet ministers is becoming all too
commonplace. He should remind them that
they are in government to serve the public.
They are.not there for their own pleasure.

Said the Chamber: “...So it is baffling that |

the impact of the single largest business organ-
isation in the country appears to have not been
considered.”

And “while we understand that government

is charged with the making of policy, wherever
possible, it would be prudent to seek the input
of stakeholders in matters of national impor-
tance. After all,” it added, “this is the purpose
and process of consultation.”

The Chamber in its 19-page review of the
proposed Bill said: “ The Bill is blanketed with

reasons that the Minister can summarily convict |

people. The criminal aspect of this is objec-
tionable and should be removed and left to the
discretion of the courts.”

The review went on to say that the overriding
concern regarding the Act wag the power grant-
ed to a single person (the minister) while
attempting to limit the power of the courts.
“We all share concerns that Acts such as these
— that make it less likely that matters will go
before the courts — distort the fundamental
democratic system — ie: the Constitution, the
court, Parliament, citizens and civil society.”

_ “We cannot emphasise enough that if there is
a perceived problem with the court system, this
should be fixed, rather than circumvent the sys-
tem.”

The greatness of our system of democracy is
that government adheres to the rule of law.
Therefore, even a Prime Minister or Cabinet
minister is answerable under the law. When

.. they stand before the bar of justice they are the

same — or should be the same — as an ordinary
citizen.

_It’s true that a Cabinet minister is placed in a
high position of government by the leader of
government. But he/she-should never forget
that they are the servants of the people and are
there to serve and not to rule over them. This
fact is often forgotten.

This failure of common courtesy by govern-.
ment and its indifference to the views of the . |:

Chamber of Commerce is so grievous that an
appropriate response from government is in
order. Government does not exist without the

consent of the people. And for government to"

summarily ignore their views in a case such as
this shows a callous disregard of the norms of

behaviour and an arrogance that belies proper

democratic governance.

Furthermore, to expect members of the pub-
lic to give up their own time to participate in our
so-called democracy only to be treated in such
a cavalier manner shows the public that the
present government. is anything but democratic.
Mr Christie maintains that.he heads a consul-
tative government. It would seem. that once

. again this is just so much talk?

Mr Christie should take particular potere espe-
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a

focus of Mr
Leslie Miller

EDITOR, The Tribune
Since 2003 Leslie Miller,

- Minister for Trade and Indus-

try, has waged a one man verbal
war against the local oil industry

‘— both the wholesalers and

retailers — while promising
relief for the Bahamian
motorists from the high cost of

fuel.

The benefits that accrue

from lower prices are numer-

ous. There is confusion, how-
ever, about the plans the minis-
ter may have to achieve this
desirable 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 that the NEC

would replace the oil compa-
nies in the oil supply chain and
would pass the excess profits on
to the customer.

No evidence has been sup-

plied to support this claim; and, '

in fact, government’s track
record of effectively managing
any. business enterprise is less
than stellar.

¢ 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.

e 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 “thegougers”.

-e After this, the rhetoric’ has
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
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

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additional obligation of joining
the Bolivarian Alternative for

* the Americas (ALBA), intend-

ed to be a rival to United States
initiatives. So we suspect these
have caused Mr Miller to
change the focus of the discus-
sion.

Russell Roberts, professorof
economics at George Mason
University and the Features
Editor at the Library of Eco-
nomics and Liberty recently
wrate: “Friedrich A. Hayek, in
The Fatal Conceit, wrote that
“The curious task of economics
is to demonstrate to men how

_ little they really know about

what they imagine they can
design.’ Unfortunately, when
politicians try to didl down
prices to preserve order, they
only worsen the problem. We

would do well to remember the.

emergent nature of prices, espe-
cially in times of crisis.’

Mr Miller, and his Petroleum
Usage Review Committee
(PURC), hope to convince the
Bahamas that they can design a
perfect petroleum market and
consumers will not be affected
by the shocks of the world mar-

ket 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



EDITOR, The Tribune ©

LET me begin by giving
highest accolades to the Gov:
ernor General. Dame Ivy is

time — she will be greatly
missed when she retires. This
letter however, addresses
what I feel is a serious prob-
lem in our community — not
being on time.

For too long now the
Bahamian public have
allowed the powers that be —
namely government ministers

that they are better than the
common man and hence they
can do whatever they wish

accept it without question. It
is most discourteous for gov-
ernment ministers or high-
ranking officials to arrive
after the Governor General.

Well, time waits for no one,
and I for one am advocating
that the ridiculous rule of pro-

National problem
with punctuality

always gracious, warm and on .

_ ‘demand to be treated with:
- and their minions — to feel

and the public is supposed to .

stopped believing his own
promises?

As pointed out in this article
titled Gasoline and Price Con;
trols back in 2003, the factors-
determining the price of fuel do
not include the Minister of
Trade’s pronouncements of
what margins the oil industry
should maintain. Supply and
demand are the determining
factors, and no individual 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 United States,
but the cost of fuel at those sta-
tions 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. .

_ THE. NASSAU INSTITUTE
Nassau
October 3 2005




tocol that demands that pub-_
lic functions to which gov-.
ernment officials have been .’
invited have to be put on hold.
until the “powers that be”:
arrive is a load of nonsense. ’
Government officials need to’
get a reality check because
this .foolishness has got to
stop! In case they don’t:
realise it, we are no longer’
slaves waiting to do the mas--
ter’s bidding. “Common cour- |
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is high time that the public:











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y some standards,
Abaco has come
into its own. Any-
one visiting the
island for the first time in a few
years will be shocked at the lev-
el of growth it has recently
experienced. The famed traf-
fic light in Marsh Harbour, long
a somewhat unnecessary
curiosity, now increasingly
serves an actual purpose, as the

surrounding area develops into

a real city centre.

-In local government terms,
Abaco’s three District II Coun-
cils and various town commit-
tees are allotted some 20 per
cent of the local government
budget for the entire country,
reflecting the island’s popula-
tion growth.

New resorts, a harbour full
of boaters and new restaurants

everywhere you look signify an
economy on the move. But if
you blink too much you are
likely to miss the signs of cor-
responding public investment
growth in Abaco.

To put it mildly, the much-
vaunted resilience of an econ-
omy driven by repeat visitors
and second home owners has
not been matched either by

public investment in infra-_

structure or by robust manage-
ment of local affairs and
resources. :

Troubling

The result is a troubling
developmental imbalance of
which the infamous Mud and
Pigeon Pea settlements are
only the most visible examples.
Smart new office suites and

‘By some standards, Abaco
has come into its own’



surprisingly large supermarkets
and hardware outlets must be
accessed on horrifically pot-
holed roads. Tourists are treat-
ed to an “International” air-
port that is built to Family
Island standards and must be
closed in the event of a little
rain (in which instances, inci-
dentally, Bahamasair does not
cover the cost of travelling to
Treasure Cay for the Nassau
flight).

Electrical and telephone ser-
vices are simply substandard,

Kozeny spends another
weekend behind bars

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

.CZECH-born investor -Vik-
tor Kozeny spent another
weekend behind bars as Mag-
istrate Carolita Bethel was
‘unable to make a ruling in his
bail application bid.

Philip Davis, lawyer for

Kozeny, and Francis Cumber-:

batch, who is representing the
United States in the extradi-
tion bid, continued their sub-
missions on Kozeny’s bail
application last Thursday. |
After Mr Cumberbatch
made his submissions, which
were in response to arguments
which Mr Davis had made in a
previous hearing, the magis-
.trate said she would be unable
to hear another lengthy sub-
mission that day and adjourned
the bail hearing to Tuesday. Mr
Davis told the court he would
be willing to present a written
submission.
Mr Davis, who told the mag-
-istrate on Thursday that his
client had been co-operative
with US authorities by turning
over bundles of documents to
them, presented two more of
Mr Kozeny’s passports which
he said signified that Mr
Kozeny was willing to be “full
and frank with the court.”
One was a Czech passport
issued in 1994 and the other an
Arab passport issued in 2000.
The passports were report-
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raided -Kozeny’s Lyford Cay
residence. Mr Davis also
reminded the court of a sub-
mission in which he indicated
that even if Mr Kozeny were

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Mr Cumberbatch argued
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extradition to the United States
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the laundering of hundreds of
millions of dollars, is a flight
risk as. he has no ties to the
Bahamas.

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Mr Cumberbatch said there
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Kozeny left the Bahamas for
the United States using one

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Mr Cumberbatch argued
that the. passports had been
stamped ‘cancelled’ but that
there was no date on them to
indicate when they were can-
celled. Mr Cumberbatch also
argued against Mr Davis’ sub-
mission that even if Kozeny
were to flee to. Venezuela there
was still a possibility for him
to be extradited.

‘Mr Cumberbatch explained
that there were extradition lim-
itations in that country and that
it was quite possible for
Venezuelan authorities to
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certain to create further strain.

_ The general disparity between

private investment and public
investment looks set to grow
even starker with all the devel-
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co.

In the circumstances, Aba-
conians are sick of being point-
ed to by Nassau politicians as a
Family Island success story,
only to have the fruits of that
success siphoned off into the
consolidated fund with noth-
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public investment. They seem
to know all too well that an
economy increasingly like
Grand Bahama’s cannot be
governed in the manner of Cat
Island. For growth to be sus-
tainable, planning and decision-
making must exist primarily at
the local level.

The mood at Guana Cay,
which is-at the centre of gov-
ernment’s controversial plans
for an “anchor” project for the
area, epitomises the sense of
inertia and frustration that
takes root when locals are
denied both real decision-mak-
ing and the tools to implement
it.

The post office and adminis-

trative complex constructed on
the island by the FNM govern-
ment have been unmanned for
over a year now. Since that
time, locals have been obliged
to travel to Marsh Harbour
even to collect their mail. Local
government claims to have
found no-one prepared to take
the job.

If you look at.some of the
things the people of the Abaco

Cays have organised for them-
selves, independent of central
government (a reliable ferry
service, a successful fishing
industry, a solid tourist industry
based on the rental of their

homes) it may seem strange

that they would wait years for
someone to come and bring the
mail. But that is the nature of
government in the Family
Islands. It comes in, makes the
rules, puts up the. bujldings,
takes over the responsibility
(sometimes even monopolises
it!), then fails to deliver. .

Like on, the mainland, the
things that are best maintained
and ordered on-Guana Cay are
those that private individuals
have taken an interest in main-
taining. The best paved roads

care those leading north of the

settlement, all built and:main-
tained at the expense of a pop-.
ular foreign resident. ane

Like many. Abaconians, the
people of Guana Cay possess
an admirable spirit of self-help
that is unusual among Family
Islanders. But without the
funds to match, even this is not
enough. :

Comprise

Elbow Cay, Man-o-War Cay

and Great Guana together
comprise one local administra-
tive unit. Between them, these
little islands contribute more
than their fair share to the trea-

sury. But under our system of _

local government, they are
funded from the consolidated
fund, rather than retaining tax-

“es at source.

The entire annual budget
allotment for these three
bustling cays is around
$400,000, a miniscule sum when
you consider that the dump
maintenance contract for
Marsh Harbour alone is some
$60,000. Even-without the

expected influx of new employ- |
: eS, ‘visitors and business activ-

‘Good luck. : '

ity, this generally low level of
public investment makes for a
badly kept, inadequately cared
for community.

A few weeks ago in Guana

‘Cay, I spoke to one of the

opponents of the Baker’s Bay
resort who had a very personal
example to relate. During a
recent spell of bad weather, her
son, together with several oth-
er schoolchildren, had taken
refuge in an unsecured struc-

‘ture supposedly maintained on

the island by BEC. When he
went to put his drink down on
what appeared to be a suitable
object, the child received a
blast of electricity that very
nearly caused his death.

Today, some feeble tape and
a new door deny entry to any-
one insufficiently nimble and
mischievous to enter through
the gaping, uncovered roof!

A more long-term concern
of locals is that a local govern-

* ment that is so under-funded,

so weakened by politics and so
second-fiddle to Nassau in
terms of decision-making, will
never be able to keep up with
the growth of their communi-
ties. In such circumstances, it

_ is hard to see how that growth

will continue to be orderly.

So for all their success, many
Abaconians suspect that theirs
is a.model that cannot be long
sustained with the current con-
straints on self-government.

. The signs of negative urbani-

sation and badly-co-ordinated
growth are already appearing
with alarming speed.

The fully employed people
of Guana Cay, about to be
treated (by Nassau politicians) -

~to a massive investment pro-

ject, will now presumably have

to accommodate an influx of

immigrant labourers. And they
have only the politicians in
Nassau to look to.for solutions

,,to.the, problems. this has creat-

ed elsewhere in The Bahamas.

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THE Bahamas has been
removed from the monitoring

list of the Financial Action Task -

Force, Attorney General Alfred
Sears has announced.

In June, 2000, the Bahamas
was one of 15 offshore finan-
cial services identified by the
FATF as non-Co-operative
countries and territories.

This so-called “blacklisting”

propelled the financial services
sector to implement a battery
of legislative and institutional
measures to combat money

“laundering and reduce the.vul-
‘nerability of its: financial sys-

tem, Mr Sears explained.

He added that since the coun-
try’s removal from the non-co-
operative list in 2001, the coun-
try was still being monitored by
the FATF.

However, he said that in “an
important if long overdue
acknowledgment of the efforts





Hi ALFRED Sears

of the Bahamas,” the FATF at:

their October, 2005, plenary in

Paris, France, formally discon-

tinued their monitoring.
Among issues of concern was

the ability of Bahamian author-
‘ities to adequately respond to

foreign judicial and regulatory
requests. 5; F

However, Mr Sears main-
tained that. the country has
always expeditiously processed.
requests for assistance through
the AG’S office.’ ee

He added that the country.
remains committed to interna=;
tional co-operation and ensut-:
ing that the financial services:
industry remains regulated and.
vigilant against the dangers of,
money-laundering and the
financing of terrorism. tet

He also thanked the many.
industry personnel who worked.
long hard hours to get the coun-’
try to this stage. i

Both Foreign Affairs Minister:
Fred Mitchell and Financial Ser-.
vices Minister Allyson May
nard-Gibson called the occasion:
an important and vital compo;:
nent to the country securing
itself as a major player in the
financial arena.

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SIX people are in hospital fol-
lowing a two-car collision on
Grand Bahama Highway.

The accident occurred on Fri-

day at 6.10pm about three miles

east of South Riding Point.
Police say Andre Wells, 34,

was driving his car west when

he was side-swiped by another

vehicle. His car left the road

and overturned in a pond. The

other vehicle failed to stop.
-Mr Wells and his five passen-

gers all received injuries and

were taken to hospital by ambu-
lance and private vehicle.

Police are seeking the pub-
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tified hit-and-run vehicle. Any-
one with information should call
352-1919.

° A LONG-time British resi-
dent of Bimini was found dead

at home by his caretaker.

Police reported that 61-year-
old Paul Wood was discovered
around 10am on Friday lying
motionless in his bed.

Mr Wood’s caretaker, Paula
Ellis, told police she discovered
her employer after entering his
room when he failed to answer
several knocks on his door.

Police concluded that foul
play was not involved. .

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@ CURATOR Erica James with the gown





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A BALLGOWN worn at
Government House by Lady
Ranfurly during a 1950s visit to
Nassau by Princess Margaret
has been presented to the
Bahamas National Art Gallery.

The gown, made by Paris
couturier Jacques Faith, was
handed over by Lady Ran-
furly’s daughter, Lady Caroline
Simmonds, who as a child of
four raised the flag at the open-
ing of Ranfurly Home for Chil-
dren.

Lady Caroline, whose father
Lord Ranfurly was Governor
of the Bahamas between 1953
and 1956, presented the gown
to gallery curator Erica James.

She said she was delighted to
make the donation and promised
to hand over the handbag, shoes
and gloves that Lady Ranfurly
wore for the occasion.

The gown, made of cream

BASRA gets
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THE Bahamas Air-Sea Res-
cue Association (BASRA) has
‘announced that its main annual
fundraising event will be held
on Friday, October 28.

- The event, the BASRA Ball,
‘will be held at Sandals Royal
‘Bahamian Spa Resort on Cable
‘Beach.

. According to a press release
issued last week, "Long-time
BASRA favourite, the Soulful
-Groovers, will provide the
“music and tickets are $150 each
‘and include cocktails, dinner,
‘Wine and the chance to win the
‘main door prize of two Ameri-
ean Airlines business class tick-
‘éts to London."
-* "Throughout 2005, BASRA’
‘has continued to conduct safe
‘boating courses and, having
“now graduated in excess of 200
“persons, BASRA feels strongly
‘that every boater should take
‘some sort of boating course and
-is working with the Ministry of
- Transport and the Port Depart-
‘ment to bring this to fruition."
According to the release, it
-costs more than $100,000 a year
.to operate BASRA, and a large

part of this is traditionally col-
lected at the ball.
BASRA, which was founded

‘in 1963, is the only completely

volunteer search and rescue
organisation in the Bahamas.

"They maintain a network of
willing volunteers throughout
Nassau and the Family Islands
who are prepared to respond to
situations by co-ordinating cas-
es and using their own vessels
and aircraft.

"BASRA therefore relies
heavily on receiving the public's
financial support which assists
greatly in maintaining their two
rescue vessels, the Lady Pearl
and the Uncle Ben," it said.

BASRA said it appreciates
the support from volunteers and
from those individuals and busi-
nesses that continue to make
contributions by way of adver-
tising in the BASRA Ball pro-
gramme, taking a corporate
table at the ball or by providing

- raffle prizes.

For further information about
the ball, contact BASRA head-
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Brussels lace over silk and
linen, has a bodice beaded with
flower design and halter neck
and sash in sea green satin.

The 1950s photograph shows
Lady Ranfurly in the gown
being saluted by Corporal
‘Grant, the Governor’s driver.

The other picture shows
Lady Caroline with the gown
on the balcony of the National
Art Gallery.

Lady Caroline sits on the
Council of Book Aid Interna-
tional (the outgrowth of Nassau’s
circulating library) and chairs
Ranfurly Charitable Services.

Her parents left a lasting
impression on the Bahamas,
particularly with the establish-
ment of the Ranfurly Home,
which still provides food and
shelter for deprived children.

Lady Ranfurly’s determina-
tion to set up a home for needy



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Historic gown
given to gallery

children was sparked by a fire

in Bay Street during the 1950s.

As Lord Ranfurly helped
man the fire hoses, Lady Ran-
furly was by his side and noticed
homeless waifs emerging from
narrow passages between
downtown businesses.

The Ranfurlys returned to
the Bahamas in 1960 so that
she could officially open the
home bearing her name.

During a trip to the Family
Islands, Lady Ranfurly was
shocked at how few books
there were for children to read.
So she launched an appeal and
established the Ranfurly Out
Island circulating library, which
continued after her return to
England and became an inter-
national organisation.

Lady Ranfurly died in Feb-
ruary, 2001, at her home in
Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

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Caribbean diplomat, now busi-
ness executive, who publishes
widely on Small States in the
global community).

N a report that should
deeply trouble the
Caribbean, the International

Monetary Fund (IMF) reveals:

that a majority of Caribbean
countries have lost more than
50 per cent of its people who

Almost all
the Caribbean
countries are
among the top
20 nations in |
the world with
the highest
tertiary
education
migration
rates.





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been reduced by 89 per cent in
Jamaica and 82 per cent in
Guyana.

Almost all the Caribbean.

countries are among the top 20

. Nations in the world with the

highest tertiary-education
migration rates.

It is significant that even oil-
rich Trinidad and Tobago has
a high number of tertiary-edu-
cated people who
migrate. Indeed, Trinidad and
Tobago ranks fifth in the region
behind Haiti, Suriname,
Jamaica and Guyana,

This is a truly troubling situ-
ation for the Caribbean. For not
only does it mean that the
region is losing a very large

‘number of its most educated

people, it also shows that the
richest nations are the benefi-
ciaries of the scarce financial
resources that Caribbean coun-

tries, particularly Barbados, :
Trinidad and Tobago, and-

Jamaica, spend on the educa-
tion of their brightest people.
This is yet another form of
resource transfers from devel-
oping countries to developed
countries that are not taken. into
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ship between rich and poor
countries.
And, the problem is about

‘to get worse.

wo of the three major:
immigrant-receiving
countries are Australia, Canada’
and the United States. Of those:
three, Caribbean people emi-:
grate to Canada and the US. *'
In mid-October, the Cana-'
dian Foreign Affairs Minister,
Pierre Pettigrew, declared that
Canada’s population of 32 mil-
lion must reach 40 million with-

' in “the next few years” if Cana-

}

da is “to maintain its quality of
life”. “

Mr Pettigrew was reflecting:
the concern that Canada’s pop-'
ulation is aging with moré
demands on the social welfare’
system. There is, therefore, an’
urgent need for a younger and’
bigger work force to contribute
financially tothe system. — ~

But, since the Canadian pop-
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advantage of the region

would not reach 40 million until
2026 if it relied on natural
growth. 5s

Canada, therefore, will
encourage migration to its
shores, and given the proximity
of the Caribbean and the tradi-
tional links between the two
areas, it is obvious that the
Caribbean will be one region to
which Canada will look for
fresh immigrants. And, those
immigrants will be the best
qualified.

To add to the problem, over
the last few years, the United
States and the United Kingdom
have been actively recruiting
skills that are required in a
number of fields including
teaching, health care and com-
puter technology. Both Guyana
and Jamaica have already lost a
large number of nurses and
teachers to the US and Britain.

While, now and in the future,
the largest number of such skills
will come from Asian countries,
the largest number as a per-
centage of the population will
come from the Caribbean. In
other words, the Caribbean will
continue to be the region that
will lose the largest number of
its qualified people.

here should be no

doubt about it: it is not
the poor, the wretched and the
unskilled that will be accepted
as migrants into the OECD
countries. The drive is for qual-
ified and skilled people who can
fill a void in the work force, con-
tribute to the creation of new
jobs and new businesses, buy
property, spend in the econo-
my and pay into the social secu-
rity scheme.

The loss of a significant num-
ber_of its ablest and brightest
people clearly has a negative
impact on the social and eco-
nomic development of the
Caribbean.

When this loss of talent is
combined with the erosion of
preferential markets for the
area’s traditional exports, the
decline in official development
assistance, and the slow down in
the growth rates of national

economies, it is very likely that .

both poverty.and unemploy-

Think. Fee

ment will increase.

There are, of course, two fac-
tors contributing to the migra-
tion of skills from the region.

First is the “pull” factor,

motes their retention by job
conditions that compensate
them for lower salaries; and
which allows adequate space for
their creative abilities.



There should be no doubt
about it: it is not the poor, the
wretched and the unskilled
that will be accepted as
migrants into the OECD

countries.



among them better salaries and
wider opportunities to work in a
chosen field.

Second is the “push” factor
which includes political dis-
crimination and victimization,
lower salaries, and limited
opportunities for personal
growth.

There is nothing that the
Caribbean can do to compel its
skilled and qualified people to
remain at home. They can only



While the =
largest number
of such skills
will come from
Asian countries,
the largest
number as a
percentage of
the population
will come from
the Caribbean.



be encouraged to do so.

Such encouragement would
require a more inclusive system
which does not shut out persons
from opportunities and from

contributing on .party. political
grounds; which-actively pro-

Additionally, the creation of
the Caribbean Single Market
and Economy with free move-
ment of labour would expand
the area of opportunity for
skilled nationals within the
region.

But even such conditions
would not end skilled migration
to OECD countries.’ ~

The Caribbean should there-
fore try to turn this significant

migration to advantage.

I: financial terms, there
are already considerable
benefits from Caribbean migra-
tion as immigrants send remit-
tances to their home countries
to relatives and friends.
According to the IMF, the
Caribbean is the largest recipi-
ent of worker remittances in
proportion to its GDP. The

report says that, in 2002, total °
remittances “constituted about

13 percent of the region’s
GDP”. In comparison, foreign
direct investment (FDI) was 6
per cent and official develop-
ment assistance (ODA) was
only 1 per cent of GDP.

What is more, remittances
rose between 1990 and 2002
while FDI and ODA declined:

Remittances are, therefore,
significant. The money‘ that is
sent home alleviates poverty
and supports the unemployed; it
is spent in the economy help-
ing to sustain businesses and to

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the financial services industry,
should try to increase the bene-
fits of remittances sent from
nationals abroad.

They could, for instance,
allow nationals abroad to save
in domestic financial institutions
at home at higher rates of inter-
est and with convertibility to
the currencies in which they
earn. This would increase the
capital available in the domestic
market to lend for productive
purposes.

A serious effort should also
be made to encourage nationals
abroad to invest not only in
their native countries, but in
other parts of the Caribbean.

Proposals should be drawn-
up for investment in govern-
ment bonds and private sector
projects at a preferred rate of
interest. This would call for gov-
ernments and private sector
organisations to devise jointly
a portfolio of projects structured
by investment’ bankers, and
endorsed by Central Banks to
provide a satisfactory level of
comfort.

It is obvious that there is con-
siderable experience and knowl-

edge in a wide range of areas -

among Caribbean nationals

abroad. Governments, along’
with the private sector, should:
- implement a public diplomacy

strategy in the main areas of the
world in which nationals are
located with the twin objectives
of benefiting from their ideas,
network of contacts, and know-
how in their fields of compe-
tence, and of arming them with
the information they need to
advance the Caribbean’s inter-
est visibly in the overseas com-
munities in which they live,
work and, very importantly,
vote.

Governments and the pri-
vate sector in the region should
turn Caribbean migration to
advantage by creating condi-
tions in which nationals abroad
find it beneficial to invest in
their one Caribbean homeland,
and by structuring machinery
to pick their brains; brains that
were born and nurtured in the

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PRIME Minister Perry Christie speaks to persons attending the senior health fair
(Photo: BIS/Peter Ramsay)

Need for better —
access to medicine
as age increases

@ By Bahamas Information
Services

BAHAMIANS are living
longer and healthier lives.

Seniors now make up around
17 per cent of the population,
and it is a sector on which non-
communicable diseases such as
diabetes, hypertension, asthma
and arthritis continue to wreak

‘havoc.

A seniors’ health fair hosted
by the Farm Road Urban
Renewal Project (FRUR) pro-
ject on Wednesday and spon-
sored by the Ministry of Health
underscored the need for
seniors to regularly access
health care.

The fair provided services
and information to help seniors

with high blood pressure, heart .

disease, diabetes, nutrition,
exercise, oral health, medica-
tion and other health matters...

. “IL have seen, the wonde ful
work that urban renewal IS:

_ doing,” said Prime Minister Per-
ry Christie, the MP for the Farm
Road constituency.

“Over the ensuing period, I
would expect to have a major
thrust in urban renewal where
the idea of (an urban renewal
headquarters) is to have gov-
ernment’s services working
together and where the infor-
mation coming out of this build-
ing would literally force a gov-
ernment to reorder its priori-
ties, because the suffering of
those people who live in cir-
cumstances that no one in this
country would agree with, could
be addressed,” he said.

“Given improved social and
economic conditions and tech-
nological advances in the diag-
nosis and treatment of dis-
eases,” said Health Minister Dr
Marcus Bethel. “Senior citizens
are fast becoming a growing

_ sector of our society.

Paediatric surgeon , Dr,!



director for .the Chronic Non-
communicable Diseases divi-
sion for the Ministry of Health;
pointed to “better health care
and education” to support
Bahamian longevity.

“As people live longer you
will see some of the diseases
you have not seen,” he noted.
“At the turn of the last century
the average age for man in the
Bahamas was in the 40s. Now it
is in the 70s.”

Although “more advanced”
health care systems: are avail-
able to Bahamians, “we are
behind in how we access them.

“We have everything on offer
but people are not accessing, it
early enough because of fear,
normally — fear of the
unknown, fear of what’s going
to happen when they go to the
doctor, fear of misinformation.

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High winds caused

by depression

FROM page one

centred about 150 miles south-
east of Grand Cayman, fore-
casters said.

It was moving west-northwest
near 2mph and had sustained
winds near 35 mph. Depressions
become tropical storms when
their winds reach 39 mph.

The islands of the south east-
ern Bahamas yesterday experi-
enced some thunderstorms
because of the system. And
while the rest of the islands
should not experience more than
scattered showers and more
thunderstorms from the system,
because of its slow movement
forecasters say residents should
still follow its progress.

Long-term forecasts show the
storm would likely move west
and north, putting the storm in
the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday
or Friday. Forecasters said water
temperature and other condi-
tions were favourable for it to
become a significant hurricane.

The system had yet to form
the well-defined core needed
for significant strengthening
Sunday afternoon. Dry air also
appeared to be stopping the rise
of warm, moist air needed for

@ THE projected
course of the
depression

development, he said.

A hurricane watch was issued:

for the Cayman Islands, mean-
ing hurricane conditions could
be felt there within 36 hours. A
tropical storm warning, meaning
tropical storm conditions within
24 hours, also was posted.

The depression is expected
to bring four to six inches of
rain-in the Cayman Islands and
Jamaica, with as much as 12
inches possible in some areas.

In Jamaica, officials issued a
flash flood warning for north-



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30.

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storm names for 2005; there are
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Hunt on after
disappearance
of surfer on PI

FROM page one

‘trying to look in the direc-
tion of the tides, but bad sea
conditions hampered their
efforts. —
~ Mrs Kelly said the situa-
tion is unfortunate, but added
that everyone is hoping he
will be found alive and well.
His family and friends spent
all day combing the beach.

‘She said his co-workers
had been very respectful to

the family and helpful in the
search.

Michel Wells was surfing
with Anthony just off the
Club Med site when they got
into difficulties. Three friends
— more experienced surfers
— were further out, riding
the white-tops. Michel man-

_ aged to scramble ashore but
Anthony — who had a larger

surfboard — vanished.
An air search will continue

' today.

Woman
~ killed in
accident

FROM page one

lifeless when paramedics arrived
at the scene.

Her body was removed from the
wreckage by firemen and trans-
ported by hearse to. Rand Memor-
ial Hospital, where she was offi-
cially pronounced dead by doctors.
Both vehicles were destroyed. The
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BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED

Bacardi & Company Limited is seeking
candidates for the position of

Assistant Controller of Finance.

The Company has been based in Nassau for over 40 years with
significant manufacturing operations in the areas of bulk rum
production and bottling of various spirit beverages, primarily for
export markets.

The Assistant Controller will be responsible for leading the budgeting
and analysis functions within the Finance department. While
reporting to the Financial Controller the incumbent will be required
to plan and implement the annual budget and quarterly revised
estimate processes across the entire organisation. In addition the
successful candidate is expected to manage the budget reporting
submissions into the parent company including treasury forecasts.
Other key duties include the performance of quarterly financial
statement variance analysis and management of our global product
costing system.

The successful candidate must hold a professional designation
with ten (10) to fifteen (15) years experience.
-ACA or CPA designation is preferred.
Furthermore the individual must possess the ability to work
independently under pressure to consistently meet deadlines.
Must be a self starter and a team player.

Salary and. benefits are commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should forward copies of their curriculum
vitae directly to the Bacardi & Company Limited P.O. Box N-4880,
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas.

Attention The Human Resources Manager »

Information may also be forwarded via e-mail to
dacartwright@bacardi.com

Application Deadline: October 28, 2005

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Meeting of Bethel and Brendt





@ THE Minister of Health and Environmental Services Senator the Hon. Dr. Marcus Bethel, right,
greets Charge d'Affairs of the US Embassy Dr Brent Hardt during a courtesy call last Wednesday :
at the Ministry of Health headquarters.

(BIS Photo: Tim Aylen)

Summit is ‘journey
of self-discovery’

THE 2005 Global Leadership
Summit promises to be a jour-
ney of self-discovery — accord-
ing to Dr Myles Munroe.

The summit will be held on
November 7 to 10 under the
theme: “The spirit of innova-
tive leadership”.

Keynote speakers at the sum-
mit will include Dr Munroe,
popular US speaker Dr AR
Bernard, financial motivational
trainer Bob Harrison, former
political adviser from Curagao
Josephine Bakuis, former MP
and minister Zhivargo Laing

and prolific Brazilian author

Robson Rodovalbo.

The cost of registration for the
full four days will-be $300 per
person. Registration for a day
pass will be $100 per person.

Dr Munroe said: “We have
been basically trained to be
employed. Trained to go to
school, get a good job and to

- make a living. I was never

taught to get an education, and
to employ people;” he said. “By
doing that, I discovered that our
real purpose in life is not to be
employed but to be deployed.”

Mr Munroe explained that

‘deployment is WHEE a “person

discovers that they have a gift to
‘ give to the world and use: eae to
help people.”

"Many companies are invest-
ing millions of dollars in would-
be leaders, but they come back
and are still the same, they.do
nothing for the company. But
leadership has more to do with
discovery than with technique,"
he said.

Mr Munroe said the summit
will focus on, "the discovery of
one’s leadership skills."

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THE FNM’s flip-flopping over the party leadership has
encouraged the PLP to savour dreams of sweet victory in
2007.

The opposition’s self-imposed implosion could not come at
a better time for the government.

With unions going berserk, unemployment spiking, illegal
immigration unimpeded, the PLP needs people to be looking
elsewhere.

_. Now, with dissent brewing in the FNM, PLP insiders say
their party is organising a campaign to capitalise on its rival’s
weaknesses and portray the FNM to the Bahamian public as a
party of indecisive position-seekers.

. The PLP appears to be working on a dream team in
response to the hype over a Hubert Ingraham-Brent
Symonette line-up in 2007.

Well-placed sources claim that the PLP is actively lobbying
Dr Bernard Nottage to run alongside Perry Christie in the
next general election.

A high-level party official said: “Tell the FNM to bring
Hubert. We gat something for them. We want Perry to shuffle
him straight into the retirement home.

“Everybody rowing over those two rookies (Tommy
Turnquest and Dion Foulkes), but bring Hubert, that’s who
we want. We want see the Bahamian people toss him into the
‘political boneyard.”

If Bernard Nottage was to leave the hapless CDR, insidérs
speculate that he may run for the PLP stronghold of St
Cecilia, particularly as many insiders believe Cynthia
‘Mother’ Pratt may not run at the next election.

Further, the PLP has a perfect opportunity to quash any
FNM resistance by calling an early election in.2006.

If the PLP were to mount an early offensive, the FNM will
be caught with their pants down as they would not have time
to regroup and unite behind one leader.

There would still be resentful cliques in the party
regardless of who is leader. The party may not have a clearly
defined agenda and Bahamians will not unite behind a party
that is not portraying the image of unity.

‘What’s more, because Bahamians have short memories
and the PLP is the governing party, electioneering strategies
such as road works and beautification campaigns (parks and
communities) will begin.

’ As election time draws near, the public should expect to
hear of sudden increases in the salaries of teachers and public
servants and shadowy job creations.

And look for the PLP to capitalise on the Baha Mar
investment, which is conveniently slated to begin construction
‘in 2007, either the year after or the year of the next general
+ election.

‘’. AS a young person yet to vote for the first time, what really

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DEFENCE Force officer
Timothy Moss and artisans
Astrid and Ellison Pinder are
finding treasures among items
that are normally destined for
the dump.

And they have polished them
into pieces of art that have res-
idents and visitors gushing with
amazement.

Moss took limbs from the
lowly coconut tree and created
striking figurines replicating
Bahanuan scenes.

The Pinders have discovered

that with a little elbow. grease,
the ordinary whelk shell reveals
its true texture - mother-of-
pearl right through.

They are among. 100 special-
ists with booths at the Bahama
Craft Centre on Paradise Island
near the exit bridge.

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The Pinders are comfortable
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childhood fascination with
celebrities, said Anthony — the

show’s producer and elder

brother (by 4 minutes).

““When we were very young,

we would listen to our par-
ents’ records, and found out
very early that we had a
tremendous gift in mimicking
the superstars, so much so that

. now when we perform, peo-

0 takes on son



@ EDDIE and Anthony
' Edwards
ple leave feeling like they
were watching the actual stars
on stage.”

‘Anthony’s. ataral tenor -

morphs from a raspy Neil Dia-
mond to an accented Elton
John. “There is no lip synch-
ing, and we never spoof our
subjects,” says Anthony.
Eddie, who performs all of
the show’s female characters,
transforms himself using tricks
learned from Hollywood
make-up artists — in the tradi-
tion of Robin Williams’ Mrs
Doubtfire and Eddie Mur-

phy’s Mother and Grand-.

mother Krump ~‘to déliver
Barbara Streisand’s soprano,
Cher’s outfits and Tina Turn-



er’s s feeey! strut in a mannér
intended to flatter their child:
hood idols.

Workmen are currenthy
transforming the Rainforest
Theatre aspart of Cable Beads
Resorts’ $7 million committe
ment to renovating the’ Crise
tal Palace Casino. “This will'bé
the only ‘Las Vegas stylée
entertainment in a Bahamas

casino,” said Robert Sands,

vice-president of adininistte:
tion and external relations:at
Baha Mar (Cable Beagh
Resorts’ parent company). »~

“We’re in’a gaming envi
ronment and our guests expect
a different kind of entértain=.
ment. The Edwards Twins
revue will help us achieve this,

ais

-and will be complemented by

monthly or bi-monthly inter=
national performers for the.

~benefit of our casino: cups:
tomers and the general pwh

lic.” The casino entertainmént:
calendar, includes Tomy.
Orlando on October 22. ae 7
Celebrities on Stage plays:
Wednesday through Sunday:
at 8.30pm at the Rainforest
Theatre, Crystal Palace Casi-
no. For tickets, $24.95.te
$34.95, call the theatre Yok
office, 327-6200 ext 6758.







ounting your chickens

before they’re hatched

*“ IT’S a common predicament:

you need to sell your home and -

at the same time buy and move
into another,
another island.
“Since it’s n

wll close o )
the same day,.how do you pro-
ceed? Buy first or sell first? It’s
a classic: “chicken or the. egg”
scenario.

If you sell first, you’re pres- ©

sured to move, perhaps into
temporary quarters. But if you
face something like relocation
to another island, there may

be little choice. If you buy-first, °

you might be paying two mort-
gages for some time. But if you
can’t afford two payments,
you'll probably have to sell first
to qualify for a loan. What a
headache!

There’s a beast called a
“contingency contract,” where-
in you make an-offer on a
home that is “contingent” upon
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CONSOLIDATED WATER COMPANY LIMITED
A NASDAQ Company (symbol: CWCO)



CONSOLIDATED
WATER

| Is Offering
3,250,000 Bahamian Depositary Receipts (BDRs) representing
650,000 ordinary shares of Consolidated Water Company Limitea.
Offering available from Monday October 17° until 5:00 p.m.
Friday November 4", 2005.

Features of the 3 week Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. Offering:
- e Company has paid dividends every year for last 20 years
e It has a “Take or Pay” Government guaranteed contract in
The Bahamas ah
e It operates in 5 countries including The Bahamas
¢ Bahamian holders will enjoy the same ownership benefits as
CWCO international ordinary shareholders
e The BDRs will be denominated in Bahamian Dollars
e They will be listed and will trade on BISX and the ordinary
shares will trade on NASDAQ offering better liquidity to
sell and buy shares
e The minimum investment is $1,000
¢ Offering 1s open to:
o Bahamian citizens
o Permanent residents without restriction on
employment
o Temporary residents
o Companies or the investment vehicles owned by
investors
o Special purpose resident Bahamian companies with
non-Bahamian ownership

The Offering Memorandum will be available on Monday October
17" 2005 from all branches in Nassau and Freeport of Fidelity/_
Bank and Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust and as a download at

www.fidelityewco.com.

Read the Offering Memorandum carefully before you invest.



Fidelity Capital Markets Limited

51 Frederick Street, Nassau pa
Tel: 242.356.7764. FIDELITY


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i Ambassador John Rood, Minna Israel, managing director Scotiabank (Bahamas), Debra Wood;
senior manager, marketing and public relations, Ionie Diggiss, assistant manager manpower and .
succession planning and Ronald Blackman, credit risk manager

In support of local fund-rais-
ing efforts for victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina, Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited made a
donation of $15,000 during a
live media broadcast of a
national telethon.

The telethon, a local private
sector initiative, was spear-
headed by Franklyn Wilson,
Chairman of the Bahamas for

Katrina Hurricane Relief Fund.

and was held on September 30.

This $15,000 donation by Sco-
tiabank is in addition to a con-
tribution of C$100,000 made to
the Red Cross by Scotiabank’s
parent company, which has also
pledged to match funds of up
to C$150,000 for its employee

donations.

Minna Israel, Managing
Director of Scotiabank
(Bahamas) Limited, together
with her management and staff,
engaged in various activities in
order to raise the funds.

Commitment

“Natural disasters are
unpredictable,” said Ms Israel,
“and can affect any of us at
anytime. We at Scotiabank
sympathise with those affected

by the wrath of Hurricane
Katrina and reaffirm our com-

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of our brothers and sisters ins
need.” 3

Last year, Scotiabank con-
tributed US$592,765 toward
Caribbean relief efforts in thé
aftermath of hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne. The bank also donated:
C$75,000 plus matching funds
of C$100,000 following the
December 26, 2005 Tsunami i in
Asia.
“Our hearts go out to the
people of New Orleans and
Mississippi who were struck by
this tremendous force of



_nature,” said Rick Waugh, Sco=

tiabank president and chief
executive officer.
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IMF: Bahamas facing
‘major hardship’
due to oil prices

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

he Bahamas will
be one of the
Western Hemi-
sphere’s hardest
hit countries from
the sharp increase in global oil
prices, the International Mone-
tary Fund (IMF), has predict-
ed, facing “considerable hard-
ship” and a “substantial” reduc-

tion in per annum gross domes-

tic product (GDP).

Annop Singh, director of the
Fund’s Western Hemisphere
Department, in a speech on the
economic outlook for the Latin
American and Caribbean
region, named the Bahamas as
one of those likely to suffer the
most because of its position as a

‘Don’t wait for a new FATF crisis

| mi By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

| ‘THE Bahamas needs to develop a “proac-
‘tive” national policy approach to dealing with
agencies such as the Financial Action Task
| Force (FATF), the Financial Services Con-
| :sultative Forum’s head told The Tribune yes-
_ terday, rather than waiting until “a crisis
occurs and trying to climb out of the abyss

or problem”.

- Brian-Moree;-senior. partner: with: McKin-
ney, Bancroft & Hughes, said that while the

Fund says nation will be one of the
hardest hit in Western Hemisphere,

facing a ‘substantial’ reductiqn in
per annum GDP



net oil importer.

The spike in global oil prices
had not had a major impact on
world economic growth to date,
Mr Singh said, and many coun-
tries in the Latin American
region were benefiting because
they were net oil importers. ,

But he added: “This masks
the considerable hardship being
faced by net oil importers. Sub-
stantial output losses are expect-
ed to result for some Caribbean
countries, in particular, Belize,

~ the Dominican Republic, Haiti

and the Bahamas, and Central

“Moreover, trade balances
and inflation are being adverse-
ly impacted in the Latin Amer-

‘ican and Caribbean region, and

fiscal positions are coming
under pressure, because the
pass-through into domestic
prices of fuels and energy have

SEE page 2B

)

Bahamas could feel “justifiably satisfied” that
the FATF had discontinued monitoring it
over the implementation of its anti-money

overdue”

Winn-Dixie names
Souder successor

WINN-Dixie has named its
Miami district manager, Ken
Burns, as Bruce Souder’s

replacement at Bahamas.

Supermarkets, subject to

“pending approval” from
immigration authorities in this —

nation.

There was still no mention
in Winn-Dixie’s statement of
the reasons for Mr Souder’s

departure, but Mr Burns will .

assume all his responsibilities
when he takes the role of
Bahamas Supermarkets’ man-
aging director.

‘Meanwhile, Bryan Knowles,
who was Mr Souder’s No.2 as

financial controller, will remain —

in that post but has received a
promotion to vice-president,
chief financial officer and
administrative officer.

Mr Burns, like his predeces-

sor, is something of a Winn- .

Dixie stalwart, having spent 35
years with the’ company after

starting with it in 1968 as a _

part-time stock associate.
“Winn-Dixie is extremely
proud of our Bahamas opera-
tions,” stated Mark Sellers,
group Vice-president of opera-

SEE page 6B

Shell officials |
in. Bahamas to
determine sale

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

TOP executives from Shel-
’s global and regional head
. offices in London and Brazil
are expected in the Bahamas
this week to inform bidders
whether the company is going
through with the sale of its
Bahamian petroleum retail
division, and who the winner
is.
The sale process has dragged
on for more than half a year,
ever since Tribune Business

first revealed in March 2005
that Shell was looking to dis-
pose of its retail division,
despite the company’s denials.

It is understood that the bid-
ders, of whom three were
Bahamian companies and
groups, have become increas-
ingly frustrated in recent
months over Shell’s apparent
inability to settle on a winning
bidder and, indeed, whether it
will go through with the

SEE page 8B

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laundering regime, an action that was “long
, it was not “an end to the challenges -
to the Bahamas and offshore centres from
the supranational agencies”.

While the FATF may have ended its formal
interest in the Bahamas, this nation is still
locked in negotiations with the Organisation

SEE page 7B



| (& JEFFREY Parker,
(=. chairman of Consolidated
= Water, speaks during a press
/ conference at the British
— Colonial Hilton hotel on
| Sunday.

(Photo: Mario Duncanson/
Tribune staff)



Consolidated’s $11.2m

-BDR issue to ‘liberalise’

exchange control further

"By CARA BRENNEN

Tribune Staff Reporter



WORK permit holders and resident Bahami-
an companies with “some degree” of foreign
ownership are for the first time being-allowed to
invest in a public offering in the Bahamas, as
Consolidated. Water yesterday unveiled this

nation’s second Bahamian Depository Receipt.

(BDR) issue, which seeks to raise a net $11.2 mil-

lion. :

The company, which won the contract from
the Water & Sewerage Corporation, (W&SC)

~ to construct and operate the $23 million Blue

Hills reverse osmosis plant, said 3.25 million

-BDRs will be issued, representing 650,000 ordi-
nary shares. This means five BDRs will be equiv-

alent to one Consolidated Water ordinary share
listed on New York’s Nasdaq exchange.

The decision to allow work permit holders,
permanent residents with the right to work
(restricted or not) and companies designated
‘resident’ for exchange control purposes but
with some foreign ownership, to participate in
the Consolidated Water BDR offering, will be
viewed as a major step towards liberalising the
Bahamas; exchange controls and capital mar-

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Markets

t was another slow
trading week in the
Bahamian market as a
mere 7,316 shares
changed hands. For
the week, the market saw six
out of its 19 listed stocks trade,
of which two advanced and
four remained unchanged.
The volume leader for the
week was Cable Bahamas
(CAB) with 4,000 shares
changing hands and account-
ing for 55 per cent of the total
shares traded.

Mover

The big mover for the week
was the Bahamas Property
Fund (BPF), which gained
$0.10 to close at a new 52-week
high of $10.10. On the down
side, Kerzner International’s
BDR (KZLB) lost $0.03 to end

FROM page 1B

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Investors Tip of the Week

The ‘Risk-free Asset’ - In the
world of investment, the con-
cept of risks and returns goes
hand in hand. For a given level
of return, the investor must
take on a corresponding level
of risk. Therefore, the higher
the rate of return one expects
to earn from an investment, the
greater the risks associated and
vice versa.

So, you might ask then: What
is a risk-free asset? A risk-free
asset can be described as an
asset that has a certain future
return. Treasury (T-Bills). and
T-Bonds are considered risk-
free securities because they are

‘backed by the sovereign gov- |

ernment of the country issuing
them. Because: these invest-

exposures to rising oil prices is
that its per capita consumption

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000) | :

_CARAMBA LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Sectioti 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000,. the
Dissolution of CARAMBA LIMITED has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued:and the Company has
therefore been struck off the Register. The date of completion of
the dissolution was Sth October, 2005.

ment securities are considered

so safe, the return on risk-free.

assets is very close to the cur-
rent interest rate.

Many academics say there is
no such thing as a risk-free
asset because all financial assets
carry some degree of risk.
Technically, this may be cor-
rect. However, the level of risk
is so small that, for the aver-
age investor, it is okay to con-
sider T-bills or T-bonds issued
by stable Western governments
to be risk-free.

Bills

In the Bahamas, government
Treasury Bills and Registered
Stocks are considered to be
risk-free because they are
backed by the Bahamian Gov-
ernment. Treasury bills, or T-
bills, are sold in maturities of 91
and 182 days. Bills are sold ata

discount from their face value. -

For instance, yen might pay

of petroleum and energy is the
highest in the Caribbean, stand-

LEGAL NOTICE.

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)

FIDELITY MARKET WRAP

$97 for a $100 bill. When the
bill matures, you would be paid
$100. The difference between
the purchase price and face val-
ue is: your interest: The cur-
rent interest rate of B$ T-Bills

‘is less than 1 per cent. Usually,

large companies and institu-
tional clients such as banks sub-
mit a tender offer to the Cen-
tral Bank to acquire these
investments.

Government Registered
Stock, on the other hand, have
longer maturities ranging from
20 to 25 years. The interest rate
paid on these securities is tied
to the Bahamian Primé Rate,
which presently stands at 5.5

per cent. The stocks:are sold -

in lots of $100, making them
accessible to small investors.
Registered stock pay interest
every six months until they
mature. At maturity, the par
value or the amount initially
invested will be returned to: the
investor. ‘

ing at 1,038 gallons in 2004 com-
pared to 376 gallons per capita



SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, the
Dissolution of SEASHORE GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED
has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued
and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The
date of completion of the dissolution was 5th October, 2005.













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$0.73): $-

BISX

SYMBOL PRICE

AML

| BAB $1.10 $-

' BBL $0.80 $-

| BOB $7.24 $-

| BPF $10.10 $0.10
BSL $12.25 $-.
BWL $1.40 - - $-
CAB $9.26 —- $0.01
CBL ___ $9.10 $-
CHL $153: $
CIB $9.50 $-
DHS $2.40. $-
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FOC. $115. $-
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sau, ; Bahamas

in Jamaica and 404 gallons per
head in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Bahamas, according to

the Ministry of Trade and -

Industry’s statistics, consumed

313 million gallons or some 12 -

per cent of the Caribbean’s total
energy consumption in 2004. As
a whole, this nation spent $350
million on gasoline alone in
2004. |

‘Mr Singh’s comments are |

likely to be seized upon by both
sides of the raging debate on
whether the Bahamas should
sign up to PetroCaribe, the oil-
on-credit deal being offered by
Venezuelan president Hugo
Chavez, who is using it as a
guise to achieve his political
objectives.

Leslie Miller, minister of
trade and industry, and his
Petroleum Usage Review Com-
mittee, have been pushing
PetroCaribe as a short-term fix
to rising fuel prices faced. both
by the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
poration (BEC) and the con-
sumer. By purchasing oil on
credit from Venezuela, with
possibly as much as 40 per cent.
of the cost deferred, they have
argued that these savings can
be passed on to consumers.

Many, though, have been
unconvinced by these argu-
ments, saying PetroCaribe
would ultimately end up plung-
ing the Bahamas into taking on
more debt as a result of the oil-
on-credit deal, with prices at the
pump unchanged.

They have instead focused on
issues similar to those high-
lighted by a paper produced last
summer by the Bahamas Envi-
ronment, Science and Technol-
ogy Commission (BEST), which
called for “non-BEC power


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Building at Colinalmperal Insurance, Collins oe Nas- .



generation” and to provide real
property tax reductions. for

_ homes that use solar water

heaters and other renewable

- power sources, as part of a

National Energy Policy.

The IMF has forecast that the
Bahamian economy will grow.
by 3.5 per cent during 2005, just
below the Caribbean’s 3.6 per

. cent average. This nation’s eco-

nomic growth was predicted to.
be 4 per cent for 2006, again
below the Caribbean average
of 4.8 percent. ;

Mr Singh added in his pre-
sentation that the entire
Caribbean was “confronting a
large and rising debt public debt
burden”. His statistics showed
that the Bahamas was among
the better performers, running a
national debt just above 46 per
cent of GDP at the end of 2004,
which was only marginally
worse than the Caribbean’s best
performers - Trinidad and
Tobago and, bizarrely, Haiti.

Mr Singh said fiscal perfor-
mances had been worst in coun-
tries with pegged or ‘fixed’
exchange rate regimes, although
he did not single out the
Bahamas on this, pointing to
the countries in the Eastern
Caribbean Currency Union
(ECCU).

Calling for debt reduction to
be “a top priority” for
Caribbean nations, Mr Singh
said they needed to widen their
tax bases and “eliminate costly
tax concessions and exemp-
tions”. Oil price rises had to be
permitted to flow through to
domestic prices, while public
investment had to become more
efficient, with Caribbean coun-
tries taking a more proactive:
role in debt management.

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Public Utilities Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE

PROSECUTION OF ILLEGAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS
OPERATORS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT, 1999

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has taken note of
telecommunications marketing activities Offering, reducéd international
telephone rates.

The Public Utilities Commission hereby informs the public that:

Section 8 of the Telecommunications Act prohibits. the provision
of any telecommunications service by any pele) without a
licence issued by the PUC;

Any person who provides telecommunication services without a
licence from the PUC or aids the illegal provision of these services
shall be guilty of a criminal offence and may be fined up to three

hundred thousand dollars ($300,000).in accordance with Section -

35 of the Telecommunications Act; and -

(c) Violators of the Telecommunications Act can be expected to be
. prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The-PUC also invites the public, including operators and consumers,
to provide information on such illegal activities to the PUC. Such
information will be treated in the utmost confidence.

For further information, contact the PUC at telephone 322-4437,
extension 234, fax 323-7288 or puc@pucbahamas.gov.bs.

Mr. Barrett Russell
Executive Director

Fourth Terrace East, Collins Avenue .
P.O. BOX N-4860:
Nassau, Bahamas

Website: wwwPUCBahamas.gov.bs



, : . The American Embassy
is presently considering applications for the. following position

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR .

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, residences 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 DETODNGOR System, Fire Alarm System and Associated Equipment.

Prepares engineering plans, designs, drawings, specifications, bills of materials
and cost estimates for construction, alterations, and maintenance and repairs

projects of Embassy and/or associated agency buildings, facilities and equipment, »

as directed. Analyzes scope of work for technical accuracy, provide technical
advice concerning the purchase of any machinery and equipment required by post
assuring quality purchases, while reducing the cost of maintenance programs. Use
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including outstanding benefits such as performance- -based incentives, medical and
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Friday at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street, completed
applications should be returned to the Embassy: Attention of the Human
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FATF removal



SUI agile

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE FINANCIAL Action

Task Force has stopped. its
"_monitoring of the Bahamas in

what the Attorney General,
Alfred Sears, called an “impor-

tant if long overdué acknowl- -

edgment” of the efforts of the
Bahamian financial services
sector.

The announcement came
after the FATF’s October ple-
nary meeting in Paris, France.
The FATF had been monitor-

' ing the country ever since the

Bahamas was removed from a
list of 15 countries considered

to. be “uncooperative” in the |

fight against money laundering
in 2001. |

However, despite the fact
that the “blackballing” pro-
pelled the sector to implement
a battery of legislative and insti-
tutional measures to combat
money laundering and reduce
the vulnerabilities of its finan-
cial system, the FATF'felt the
need to monitor the Bahamas,

ostensibly due to concerns

about its ability to adequately
respond to foreign judicial and

regulatory requests.

At a press conference held
to announce the decision, Mr
Sears said: “The Bahamas has
always maintained, and con-
tinues to maintain, that both
judicial requests for assistance,
processed through the Office

of the Attorney General, and

regulatory requests, processed

. through respective regulatory
- agencies in the Bahamas, have

and continue to.be expedi-
tiously processed within the
framework of regulatory

' requirements, due process con-

siderations and institutional

. capacity,”
’ Mr Sears added that the.

commitment to fighting inter-

national terrorism and énsur--



@ ATTORNEY GENERAL ALFRED SEARS

" ing the financial services indus-
try was properly regulated had _

resulted in tens of millions in
lost revenue for the Govern-

ment. .

' Foreign Affairs ‘Minister
Fred Mitchell, who also partic-

ipated in the press conference,

noted that he has spoken at the
United Nations on several
occasions about unregulated
bodies, like the FATF, having
mandates such as the monitor-
ing list:

He said the financial services
sector deserved “a great deal
of kudos” for meeting all the

conditions imposed by the.

FATE.
Financial Services Minister

Allyson Maynard Gibson said’
the occasion marked a very.

important day for the industry.
She said Prime Minister Perry
Christie has been very resolute
about the outcome of the issue.

Now that the country was no

longer being monitored, Mr

Management and

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited are

Seaes: said the Government
planned to remain extremely.
vigilant to ensure its reputatién
as a financial services sector
was not compromised. He said
officials will actively engage the

_ international community and

constantly review activities
here. ,
This will inchide the hai
monisation of Bahamian reg:
ulators. "ye

Mr Sears explained that the
regulators will meet ona:
monthly basis, both amongi
themselves and. with industiy
officials, to ensure they are all:
working within the same guide;
lines. “No more will regulators:
not be aware of the full piss
ture,” he added.

Both Mrs Maynard Gibson:
and Mr Sears spoke to the need’
to improve staff capacity by:
numbers and through constant:
retraining if the Bahamas is to
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Default concerns on 2
onsolidated Water contract



lm By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

CONSOLIDATED Water has
admitted in the offering document for
its $11.2 million Bahamian Deposito-
ry Receipt (BDR) offering that it
“may be technically in default” of the
terms in an existing 15-year contract to
supply the Water & Sewerage Cor-
poration (WSC) with water from its
Windsor Plant.

Factors

- Among the ‘risk factors’ cited in the
offering document for investors, Con-
solidated Water said: “From time to
time, and since October 2004, the
company has been unable to deliver

But no WSC complaints, and problems
now expected to be remedied

the required water volumes to WSC ©

from the Windsor Plant because of
mechanical equipment problems and
fouling of the reverse QStiOsIE mem-
brane elements.

“As a result of this fouling, fie com-

' pany has. been subject to water rate

adjustments that have reduced sales,
and may be technically in default of
the Windsor contract.”

However, Consolidated Water said

it expected the problem to be “reme-

died” by the end of the 2005 third
quarter, a period that has just ended.
And WSC had not told it that it had
breached the terms of their Windsor
Plant contract.

Penalties |

In 2004, Consolidated Water
incurred $313,408 in penalties for not

Consolidated’s $11.2m
BDR issue to ‘liberalise’
exchange control further

FROM page 1B

kets.

It will extend the breadth
and liquidity of the Bahamian
capital markets by increasing
the number of potential
investors, and also marks a
major step towards the Gov-
ernment fulfilling its promise
in. its Capital Markets Devel-
opment statement of liberalis-

ing the exchange control

regime.

The Consolidated Water
offering, which begiris today
and closes at 5pm on Novem-
ber 4, is the nation’s second
BDR issue behind Kerzner
International] last year.

-The minimum subscription
is $1,000, and the issue price
per share will be determined
on the November 4 closing
date. That price will be the
average of the closing price on
NASDAQ for the perevious
five days, between October 28
and November 3..

‘ Dividends are to be paid
quarterly, and the current rate

per BDR would be 1.2 cents
per share, with the current div-
idend yield of 1.5 per cent.

Consolidated Water will use
the net. proceeds from the
BDR issue after expenses to
finance both the construction
of the new seawater desalina-
tion plant at Blue Hills Plant
and the expansion of its exist-
ing Windsor plant.

Frederick McTaggert, Con-

‘solidated Water’s president and

chief executive, said the BDR
was a very attractive package
for Bahamian investors. He

explained that shareholders —

would be buying into a com-

_ pany with strong roots in five -

countries, spreading out geo-
graphical risk.

Holders

This meant that Bahamian
holders would enjoy the same
ownership benefits as Consoli-
dated Water’s ordinary share-
holders. In the event that a pur-
chaser wants to liquidate, the
shares can easily be sold
because they will be traded on
NASDAQ.

Market makers, such as
Fidelity Capital Markets, will
also be able to enhance liquid-
ity by buying and selling up to
15 per cent of the total BDR
issue on Nasdaq. The current
NASDAQ price for a Consoli-
dated Water ordinary share is
$16.58.

Jeffrey Parker, the compa-
ny’s chairman, added that there
had been much debate about

whether. governments should,

be in the manufacturing busi-
ness. He explained that Con-
solidated Water was removing
the risk of the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation by providing
the water. Should his company
not be able. to deliver, then the
Government was not obligat-
ed to pay..

Consolidated Water won the
Blue Hills bid against five oth-
er bidders. Although one bid-
der, Biwater, has taken legal
action against the Water and
Sewage Company over that

. decision, the company had

decided to go ahead with the
contract with Consolidated
Water, a representative of the
WSC told The Tribune.

CFA SOCIETY OF THE BAHAMAS

CFA PROGRAM INFORMATION EVENING:

“AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CFA (CHARTERED
FINANCIAL ANALYST) PROGRAM AND THE
EDUCATION REVIEW COURSE”

supplying minimum water volumes to
WSC under the terms of the Wind-
sor contract, which calls on the com-
pany to supply 16.8 million gallons
per week. Some 831 million gallons
in total were supplied last year.

- Elsewhere, Consolidated Water
acknowledged that it-not paid any
business licence fees to the Bahamian

‘government for its Bimini retail water

operations since they began opera-



tion on July 11, 2001. Althéugh
National Insurance Board (NIB) con-
tributions had been paid on behalf of
employees, the company believed it
owed “less than $7,500” in gross rey-
enues to the Government.

. Proceeds

The $23 million Blue Hills reverse
osmosis plant, which will be financed
partly from the proceeds from the
$11.2 million offering, will be the
largest constructed by Consolidated
Water, and “there are inherent uncer-
tainties in the cost estimates to con-
struct this facility”.

In addition, operating cost overruns
could affect the rate of return on Con-
solidated Water’s investment.

The following persons or their nearest relatives are kindly asked to visit the |
PENSIONS DEPARTMENT of the National Insurance Board located in the |
Board’s Jumbey Village complex on Baillou Hill Road, For further Information, |
you may contact the | Department at telephone number 502-1500:

NAME

ADDERLY Janice
ALBURY Camielle
ALLEN Marsha
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| DAVIS Vernita
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ADDRESS

Fleming Street
Shiburmy Circle
Scott Street.
Miramar
Eneas Avenue

-Delaporte
South Beach
Hospital Lane
West Bay Street
Cowpen Road
Palmdale .
Miami, Florida
Lily Valley Corner
McCollough Corner
Lyon Road
Domingo Heights
Sunshine Park
Sunderland Road
Address Unknown
Italy
Bacardi Road
Ridgeland Park West
Gilbert Street
Sandy Port Drive
Adress Unknown
Farrington Road
Jamaica
New Jersey
St. Vincent Street
Nassau Village
Colony Way
Hillside Street
Albatros Road
Inagua
Quackoo Street
Sydney Street
Haven Subdivision
Poinciana Drive
Guanahani Circle
Mandica Place
Faith Avenue
Johnson Road
Halifax Road =.
Savannah Drive
Yellow Elder


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THE TRIBUNE



Winn-Dixie names Souder successor

leaders for our Bahamas stores.
They are as committed to our
customers, our associates and
to our community as Winn-
Dixie is committed to main-
taining our leadership in the
Bahamas market.”

The Tribune reported previ-
ously how Winn-Dixie execu-

FROM page 1B

tions for Winn-Dixie Stores,
and who was named recently
as interim head of operations
for the Bahamas division.
“We are sure that Ken Burns
and Bryan Knowles will be fine

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

FIRST STAR LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of FIRST STAR 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

VISTA DELMERE INC:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of VISTA DELMERE INC., 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

MARIETTE INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 11th
day of October, 2005. The Liquidator i is Argosa Corp. Inc., ,
.of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. .

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





Pricing Information As Of: ;

Abaco Markets :
. Bahamas Property Fund

Bank of Bahamas

Benchmark ,

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
‘Commonweaith Bank

Doctor's Hospital

Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focot

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson

Kerzner International BDRs

Bahamas Supermarkets
Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
RND Holdings

ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdi

2olina Money Market Fund 1.266426
Fidelity Bahamas G & i Fund 2.4403 ***
Fidelity Prime income Fund 10.6103"****
Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.267097°" |

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 4,000.00

S2wk-Hi - Highest closing price in tast 52 weeks

S2wk-Low - Lowest closing price in Jast 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume

** - AS AT SEP. 30, 2005/ **** - AS AT AUG 31, 2005
Se 200: 8 57

AT SEP. 30, 2005

Financial Advisors Ltd.

‘tives called the Bahamian

directors of Bahamas Super-

markets to an emergency meet-:

ing at the private Million Air
airport to formalise the depar-
ture of Mr Souder.

Executives from the strug-
gling US-based retail, group,

which is headquartered in Jack-

sonville and still in Chapter 11
Bankruptcy Protection, flew in

to Nassau by private plane to

complete the terms of Mr
Souder’s departure, which
sources yesterday said was
understood to be mutually
agreed by both parties.

‘After the meeting; both Mr

‘Souder and the Winn- phase

executives returned .
Bahamas Supermarkets’ lee

office on the East-West High- :

way. Mr Souder then cleared
out his desk.

The: exact reasons for Mr:.::

Souder’s departure are unclear,

~ although the swiftness indicates

a complete breakdown in rela-
tions between himself and the
Winn-Dixie head office. °°

Bahamas Supermarkets.

operates nine stores in New
Providence under the City
Markets brand, and three

“stores under the ‘Winn-Dixie

banner. ©
_ Winn-Dixie has denied it is

~ARGOSA CORBING.
Liquidator |

actively seeking to sell its 75
per cent majority stake in
Bahamas Supermarkets,
although a company spokes-
woman admitted she would not
be “surprised at all" if potential
buyers were circling the latter.
The. Tribune. revealed last
month. how potential bidders
were circling Bahamas Super-
markets. |

One source close to a party
interested in the company told
The Tribune: "I can confirm
there is interest in Bahamas
Supermarkets."

Winn-Dixie has repeatedly

. Said that Bahamas Supermar-

kets and its staff are unaffected
by the Chapter 11 situation,

which is forcing the New York

Stock Exchange (NYSE) list-
ed company to close 35 per
cent of its stores and make 28
per.cent of the workforce
redundant. Bahamas Super-
markets has always been
among Winn-Dixie's most

profitable arms, with net earn-

ings for the three months to
April 6, 2005, ahead of last year
at $2.2 million compared to
$1.7 million. Year-to-date to
April, earnings for 2005 were
$5.9 million or $1.28 per share,
compared to $5 million, or
$1.09 per share, last year.

NOTICE
KAMLOOPS S.A.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in accordance with
Section 137(8) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, the dissolution of KAMLOOPS S.A., has been —
completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.

_ LEGAL NOTICE

_ NOTICE

SCUNCHEON INVESTMENTS CORP.
“dn Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is etsy given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the
14th day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa“
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

“ARGOSA CORP. INC.
: (Liquidator)



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YIELD - jast 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity
- . Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS: caer reported earnings. per, share for the, last 12 mths ;





@ KEN BURNS

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NOTICE i is bsesby given: that JUDY JACKSON, #60B GLADSTONE
TERRACE, 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 10TH day of OCTOBER;
2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. 4

NOTICE



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-| NOTICE is hereby given that P.A. HENRY CULMER OF SKYLINE

LAKES, c/o P.O..BOX N-128, 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 A

should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement

: of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day of
‘| OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
‘| Citizenship, -

P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NoTiCE

‘Bahamas.














NOTICE is hereby given that MILBERT BELTON, ENESAS

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




LEGALNOTICE -

NOTICE

SPRING SURPRISE LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named !
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the ;
30th day of September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa
Corp. Inc., of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas. '|_

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

eR CR ey

CATIA LA MAR LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 7th day
of October, 2005. The Liquidator is Agrosa Corp. Inc., of
P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas

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ARGOSA CORP. INC.
Liquidator




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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, PAGE 7B



‘Don't wait for a new FATF crisis’

’ FROM page 1B

r Economic Co-Operation
-and Development (OECD)
‘over its ‘harmful tax practices’
“dnitiative.

“In addition, a number of
“OECD nations and leading
anidustrialised countries have
“placed the Bahamas on so-
“called ‘national tax blacklists’
“to, discourage financial services
sbusiness from coming here,
“while the Financial Stability
“Forum (FSF) - the body that
inked the Bahamas among
the lowest of three offshore
Yeéntre categories for having
aweak regulatory and supervi-
“Sory standards - is also plan-











approach to the different ini-
tiatives coming from the supra-
national groups”.

He added that the Forum
was developing a policy paper
on how the Bahamas should
manage relations with these

groups that would be presented |

to the Government.

The Bahamas, Mr Moree
said, needed to do a better job
in communicating with the
likes of the FSF and OECD,
showing them what happened
in this jurisdiction and “pre-
senting our case” in a “better
way”.

He added that there was
“often a significant period of
time” available for the
Bahamas to respond to the

an appropriate time,” Mr
Moree said.

The Bahamian financial ser-
vices’ industry’s interests, and
those of the entire country,
would be better served, the
Forum chair added, by focusing
the resources and political will
- as this nation did in 2000 dur-
ing the FATF ‘blacklisting’ -
before such initiatives hit, using
the talent, knowledge and
expertise it had built up over
the last two years.

Responses

However, Mr Moree pointed
out that the Bahamas had to
devise different responses to a

body such as the FATF, which

ror financing, and the OECD,
which was instead focused on
tax matters and preventing the
flight of. capital to internation-
al financial centres, as the sub-
jects were totally different.
“There is a major difference,
in my view, between national
security issues and anti-money
laundering and anti-terror
regimes on the one hand, and
the enforcement of national tax
codes and ‘collection of rev-

_enues on the other,” Mr Moree

said. |
“There is a very big differ-
ence between dealing with the

FATE and-IMF.on the one |

hand, and the OECD on the

other hand. A monolithic |

approach to all these interna-

interests.”

He added that “an element
of anti-competitiveness” was
behind the OECD initiative,
which was aiming to prevent
capital and financial services
business coming to interna-
tional financial centres by
attacking the likes of the
Bahamas, rather than focusing
on their own problems.

On the FATF decision to dis-
continue monitoring, Mr
Moree said it removed a shad-
ow from over this nation’s rep-

utation, having “validated” this -

nation’s stance that it had both
introduced and implemented
its anti-money laundering and
anti-terror financing regime.
The move also showed this

information from overseas reg-
ulators and legal authorities,
and was in full compliance with
the FATF and its 40 recom-
mendations.

Mr Moree acknowledged,
though, the belief that the
FATF held the Bahamas “to a
higher standard” than other
international financial centres,
and should have ended moni-
toring some time ago.

“There is no question, in my
view, that the Bahamas was
treated differently to its com-
petitors. The standard being

applied to the Bahamas was -

more HISOrOus, ” Mr Moree
said.

“It did, in some ways, affect
the competitive position of the
Bahamaas......”

likes of the FATF when their
initiatives and report had yet
to be fully published and
launched. It was rare for their
to be a total information vacu-
um, and these initiatives - such
as the ‘blacklists’ - to appear
totally ‘out of the blue’.

“Too often in the Bahamas,
unless it is a crisis in the
Bahamas, we do not respond
proactively or correctly within

ping to launch a new initiative
ainst international financial
ntres.
Mr Moree said the Bahamas
«‘meeds a proactive national
“policy statement in dealing with
“these supranational agencies.
ol will allow us to manage
“affairs with them in a proac-
ive, rather than a reactive,
‘Ssianner. The Government
“needs to consider a new





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NOTICE

| EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION |
é "TRINIDAD LIMITED

”, Cibdinnts having’ debts or: siting npaiiet the above-named Conia
: |: are réquired to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624,Nassau, Bahamas on or before 7th November, 2005. In
~|> default thereof-they-will_be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

‘Dated the 13th ey of Gusbee A.D., 2005
Gail Huff °
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.

AMENDED
NOTICE

RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138(4) (a), (b) and (c) of The
- International Business Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby
given that: -

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

‘(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution i is the 12th day .
of October A.D., 2005.

&) The Liquidator is Jonathan F. Catherwood for the above- named
Company. 3

Jonathan F. Catherwood
Director

-RANEW DEVELOPMENT, LTD.
(In Dissolution)



s NOTICE

Paribas Asset Management Ltd.

(Known as PAM Bahamas in the UK)

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

















NOTICE is hereby given that the creditors of the above-
named Company are required on or before the 14th of
November, 2005 to send their names and addresses and
the particulars of their debts or claims to the attention of
Mr. Juan M. Lopez and Mr. Simon J.S. Townend, Joint
Liquidators of the said Company at the offices of KPMG,
Montague Sterling Centre, East Bay Street, P.O. Box N-
. 123, Nassau, Bahamas, and if so required by notice in
writing from the undersigned, to come. in and prove such
debts or claims, or in default thereof they will be excluded
. from the benefit of any distribution made before such claims
are proved.

Dated the 17th day of October, 2005







Mr. Simon J.S. Townend
Joint Liquidator

Mr. Juan M. Lopez
Joint Liquidator

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laundering and combating ter-

tional agencies is not appropri-
ate and not in our national

Legal Notice

NOTICE

EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
TRINIDAD (DEEPWATER) LIMITED

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or béfore:7th November, 2005. In .
default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made by the Liquidator.

Dated the 13th day of October, A.D., 2005

Gail Huff
Liquidator
16945 Northchase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
U.S.A.



LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

_ EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
. ~* TRINIDAD LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: - ;
(a) EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TRINIDAD LIMITED
isin dissolution under the provisions of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.
(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 13th day of
October, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

: (c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Gail Huff of 16945 Northchase
Drive, Texas 77060, U. i

Dated the 13th day of October, 2005.

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

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 RIMAR NV has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ;
The date of completion of the dissolution was the 26th day of September,

2005...
‘Signed: Qari

Liquidator

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAYBUD LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137

(4) of the International Business Companies Act No. 45 of
2000, MAYBUD LIMITED, has been dissolved and struck
off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 7th day of October,
2005. ~

Minimax Ltd,
c/o Multiconsult,
10 Frére Felix de Valois Street,
Port-Louis,
Liquidator

nation was fully cooperative
with requests for assistance and

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE

EXXON EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION
TRINIDAD (DEEPWATER) LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: ,

" (a) EXXON- EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TRINIDAD
- (DEEPWATER) LIMITED is in dissolution under the provisions of the
International Business Companies Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 13th day of
October, 2005 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Gail Huff of 16945 Northchase
’ Drive, Texas 77060,US.A.

Dated the 13th day of October, 2005.

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

COMMONWEALTH OF THEBAHAMAS 2005
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/Qui/00721
New Providence oe

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting
Titles Act, 1959.

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IN THE MATTER of the Petition.
of Judd and Dale Rosen.

AND
IN THE MATTER of Lot No. 176, Phase Three,

Section One, Stella Maris Subdivision, Long Island,
Bahamas.

NOTICE

| NOTICE is hereby given that Judd and Dale Rosen

are applying to the Supreme Court to have their Title
to the following investigated under Section 3 of The

- Quieting Titles Act, and the nature and extend thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be .
granted by the said Court in accordance with provisions

-| .of the said Act.

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land being Lot No.
176 of Phase Three, Section One of the Stella Maris
Subdivision situate on the Northeastern side of Skyview
Crescent in the vicinity of the Northeastern coast of
Long Island and bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by
Lot No. 177 the property of the Petitioner and running
thereon One hundred and Eighty-one and Seventy-four
One hundredths (181.74) Feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by Lot No..179.and running thereon One hundred and
Ten (110.00) Feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by Lot No.
175 and running thereon One hundred and Sixty and

| Fifty-on One-hundredths (160.51) Feet and

NORTHWESTWARDLY by a road called Skyview
Crecent and running thereon One hundred and Eighty
(180.00) Feet”.

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

1. Registry of the Supreme Court, East Street
North in the City of Nassau, N.P., Bahamas; or,

2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson,
Terrace House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue,
Centerville in the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in he Supreme
Court and serve on the Petitioner or its Attorney a
Statement of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed
form, verified by an Affidavit and other related
requirements to be filed and served therewith by the
15th day of November, 2005. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of his, her or its Claim by
the 15th day of November, 2005 will operate as a bar
to such Claim.

ANDREW J. THOMPSON
ATTORNEY FOR THE PETITIONERS


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people in 16 countries. We manage over 700,000 active necounts via 100 retail branches and
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a valuable asset
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Sound analytical and modelling techniques with demonstrated experience
A university degree with a minimum of 7 years’ experience in the business/financial world

We offer an attractively structured compensation and reward package as well as performance bonuses.
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Ms. Marilyn Galloway

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process at all.

Sources familiar with the
process said some groups had
even mulled withdrawing from
the sale, given the time and
expenses they were racking up
on due diligence and keeping
their financing in place. How-
ever, they are all still under-
stood to be at the table, and it
is hoped that this week’s meet-
ings with the Shell executives

will break the seeming logjam

in the process.
Delayed

One factor that may have
delayed a decision from Shell
was the. current review of the
Bahamian petroleum industry
under the auspices of Leslie
Miller, minister of trade and
industry, who has threatened
on several occasions to change
its structure through signing on
to PetroCaribe or cutting the
retail and wholesale margins.

The Bahamas has the highest

retail margins in the Caribbean’

for gas, set at $0.44 per gallon,
something that will have
attracted both Bahamian and
foreign groups to bid for the
retail division, which includes
all Shell’s gas stations. Any cuts
in this could reduce the asset’s
attractiveness, with Shell
thought to be seeking a price
between $20-$25 million.

Contender

The SOL Group, headed by
wealthy Barbadian Kyffin
Simpson, was considered by
many to be the leading con-
tender for the bid.

However, any sale to the
SOL Group could run into
opposition from the Govern-
ment, concerned about the



political effect en approving
any sale to a foreign purchaser.

Mr Miller has publicly said he
would like the businéss to be
sold to a Bahamian purchaser if

_a deal can be struck, and this is

the main reason why sentiment
on the likelihood of the SOE
Group’s success has cooled in
recent weeks.

‘Unions

Among the Bahamian con-
tenders are the BISX-listed
Freeport Oil Holdings Com-
pany (FOCOL), and a group
headed by independent MP
and businessman Tennyson
Wells, which is understood to

- be receiving financial backing

from a group of Bahamian
trade unions. A third Bahami-
an group is also thought to
involve Franklyn Butler.
FOCOL is seen by many as
the likely winner’should the
SOL Group falter. However,
there are obvious reasons why
Shell would favour a sale to the
SOL Group, given that it dis-
posed of its eastern Caribbean,
Guyana, Suriname and Belize
retail operations to the compa:
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taken over Shell's retail and
commercial fuel business in
Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua,
Anguilla, Guyana, Suriname,
Belize, St Kitts/Nevis, St Vin-
cent, Grenada, British Virgin
Islands, Netherlands Antilles
and Dominica.

It runs more than 100 gas sta-
tions across the Caribbean
region, as well as nearly three
dozen distribution depots.

The SOL Group is continu-
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logo in its operations under a
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Visit our website at www.cob.edu.bs

STAFF VACANCIES

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2005, PAGE 9B

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

Assistant Bookstore Manager

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

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

* — Order textbooks in coordination with the Office of Academic Affairs and ensure the timely receipt of textbooks to meet College
course timelines.
Purchase all general merchandise required for resale after predetermining the appropriate reorder quantities and costs.
Ensure orders are received accurately and the correct mark-up prices are applied to all items purchased.

¢ Forward approved purchase orders, matching delivery receipts, vendors statement and invoices to Accounts payable for payment -

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

* — Assist in interviewing potential bookstore assistants, train, supervise, evaluaté and discipline bookstore employees

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

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

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

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

* Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications/experience

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

Bookstore Clerks/Assistants

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

¢ Work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, on shifts that will be scheduled between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Malia receipts must be used if system is inoperable.
: Preparing accurate end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.
- Reporting and documenting all overages and/or shortages to Manager/Asst. Manager.
Participate in the daily operations of the store by patrolling the store, when not cashiering, to ensure all merchandise is properly
and cleanly displayed.
+ _ Assist with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required.
*. Assist with receiving, stocking and displaying merchandise as required
* — Perform other related duties as required :

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Qualifications/experience

. , Experience i in a similar ostti would be an advantage
+ Meticulous and able to work under pressure
* Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

* At least a secondary education
‘¢ Trustworthy and of good character

Purchasing Officer

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

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

+ — Liaising with the appropriate Department Heads to ensure that policies and procedures relating to the ordering, payinent, Teeaiptings

issuing and costing of all assets/inventory items ordered are being correctly implemented

Account for and minimize inventory shrinkage, loss & damages

Calculate landed costs of all goods imported

Reconcile inventory balances with General Ledger accounts ona monthly basis

Manage the operations of the Purchasing/Recetving Department .in accordance with College policies to ensure that:

authorized Purchase Orders are processed timely, authorized goods are- properly receipted, stocked and issued to the relevant

department, goods received are accompanied with the proper invoice, quoting the authorized purchase order, vendor invoices

approved for payment and submitted to accounts payable

* Stock and maintain/supervise inventory control of the following:

0 Food & Beverages

4 Office Supplies“

0 Building Maintenance supplies.’
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> C hicks & chicken feed

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

Qualifications/experience
% Associate Degree (or equivalent) i in Accounting or related field. from an acceptable institution
. ° At least five (5) years experience in performing similar duties ‘
eCompetency in Microsoft Excel & Word
* Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting
Personal Qualities
* Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Chief Accountant

The successful candidate will report to the Associate Vice President/Financial Controller:and be Panonsibe for the following along:

with other duties:

. Manage the operations of the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger/Budget departments and Fixed Assets

* ‘ Oversee the operations of the Accounts Payable department to ensure ‘the timely payment, fecording, documentation, filing and
reporting of College expenditure ;

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

* Manage the operations of the Income Audit/Cashiers department to ensure the timely preparation of daily revenue receipts reports

¢ — Ensure that all revenue and cash receipts are reconciled and posted to the Great Plains General Ledger on a daily basis

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

* Prepare month end accrual and prepaid journal entries

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

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

f * _ Produce monthly Revenue, Expenses; Ministry of Finance, & Budget vs. Actual reports
* — Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations and analytical spreadsheets for the corresponding expense accounts
* Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/experience

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

Personal Qualities

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

Accountant

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

* . Manage the operations of the Scholarship department ensuring that all donor accounts are reconciled, bills submitted on a timely
basis and scholarships receivables are collected on a timely basis
Ensure that all scholarship transactions.are posted daily to Great Plains.
Manage the creation of scholarship codes and tuition received in advance. _
Administer COB Awards.and tuition waivers
Administer deferred payment plans and ensure collection of the same
Administer students’ credit balances and security deposits
‘Liaise with the Purchasing Officer/Bookstore Manager to reconcile financial inventory with physical inventory for Fixed Assets
and Inventories (Text Books, Office & Stationery- Supplies, Food & Beverage Supplies, Computer Supplies, Maintenance &
Cleaning Supplies)
* Maintain fixed asset register to account for additions & deletions and prepare monthly depreciation analysis for the following:

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9 Buildings % Leasehold Improvements

9 Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment © Computer Equipment

& Computer Software 0 Vehicles :
Library Materials 7

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

Qualifications/experience

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

* Competency in Microsoft Excel & Word

¢ Knowledgeable about Financial Reporting

Personal Qualities
* Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

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

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Cafe Clerks/Assistants

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

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

Presenting and maintaining the appropriate health certificates

Setting up the Café for customer service

Operating and cleaning equipment in accordance with instructions provided.

Preparing food and serving _

Daily receipting of sales using the Counterpoint System. Manual receipts must be used if system is inoperable.
Preparing accurate.end -of-day sales reports and bank deposit slips.

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

Participating in the daily operations of the Cafe by. constantly patrolling the store to ensure that tables, chairs, eouienae
are always clean. ‘

+ _ Assisting with the periodic taking of physical inventory when required:

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

* Performing other related duties as required '

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Qualifications/experience

* Atleast a secondary education .*: » Experience ina similar position would be an advantage
* Trustworthy and of “good character » Meticulous‘and able to work under pressure
* Willingness to work shift hours and weekends

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

* . Manage the merchandising and operation of the Café in coordination with the = Manages and in accordance with th College
standard Government health and sanitation regulations. . 3

* Oversee food preparation and service, assisting where necessary.

* — Ensure orders are received accurately and cortect prices are applied to all items sold,

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

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

+ Oversee daily cash sales operations and ensure that end -of- -day sales reports and bank deposits are COmeGihy prepared for
cash transactions.

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

* Maintain inventory control by periodic taking physical inventory and comparing with point-of- “sale database.

. Perform other related duties as fequited:

Qualifications/experience

ve Minimum of three (3) years experience in a food and beverage environment.

¢ _ At least a secondary education:
+ Meticulous and ‘ability to work under pressure

* — Trustworthy and of good character
Interested Gannlidates should submit an up-to-date resume and other relevant documents, by Monday, October 24, 2005 to:

The Director, Human Resources Pepartment
: The College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas

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

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am ~— 4:30pm

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

Effective PowerPoint Presentations
This workshop is designed to provide participants with.an overview of the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. It focuses on developing
effective and dynamic PowerPoint presentations.

Date: 13 October 2005

Time: 9:30am — 4:30pm

Venue: CEES Computer Lab, Moss Road
Tuition: $160.00

Web Page Design

This course will cover Web Page Création, Web Site Management and HTML. Persons who enjoy fiddling with computers and would like
to create their own web pages are encouraged to attend: Specific topics will include Formatting, Graphics, Multimedia, Forms and Tables
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place in
basketball
play-offs

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
. Senior Sports Reporters

TEAMS will be jockeying for
final positions for a spot in the
play-offs for basketball in the |
first Church Games today at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

Already, the Baptist, coached
by Joyce Minus, have clinched
the under-17 girls’ title after
they defeated the Anglicans on
Friday. The Baptist have also
reached the final of the open
women’s division. They will
play AME on Wednesday at 6

_ p.m. for the title.

Today, the participants in the
men’s division will be decided,
according to Lawrence Hep-
burn, a Bahamas Basketball
Federation’s executive. The fed-
eration is co- ordinating basket-
ball.

So far, Full Gospel Baptist
leads division one with a 4-0
win-loss record, the same as the

‘Catholics in division II.

Nazarene and the Anglicans are
both 3-1 in division three. Only

_ the top two teams in each divi-

sion will advance.

As for the under-17 boys, the
Catholics are 2-0 with AME sit-
ting in second at 3-1 in division
one and the Church of God in
Jesus are out front at 2-0 with:
the Baptist in second at 2-1. The:
top two teams in both divisions
will advance to the playoffs.

“Only four teams have.
entered the under-13 division.

Their playoffs are set with Full

Gospel, undefeated at 3-0, tak-"

‘ing on the Catholics, 0-3, while.

BNNAC, 2-1, facing the Angh-

cans, 1-2.
"Right now, things are going —

pretty good,” Hepburn said. '

- “It’s been very keen competi-

tion across the board.

“The men’s division seemed -
to be wide open and once we
Start playing again on Monday,
we expect that it will get even
more competitive as teams bat-
tle for a play-off spot.” .

Here is a summary of some of >
the games played:

COG in Jesus 48,*Baptist 43:
Corey Williams scored 10 and
Robert Missick added eight as
Church of God in Jesus won.a
big men’s game. Tario Brooks
had a game high 13 and play-~
er/coach Brendon Ingragham
added 10 in the loss..

Brethren 37, BNNAC 22:
Abul Bally’s game high 12 was
enough to pace the Brethre in
the men’s victory. Orlyn Young
had 10 in the loss.

BNNAC 30, Catholic 24: Jer-
mjaine Hallv pumped in a game "
high 24 points to lead the win-
ners in this under-13 game.
Elvaredo Burrows scored eight
in the loss.

Anglican 41, Full Gospel 39:
Terrino clarke scored nine and
Christopher Morley eight as the
Anglican pulled off this under-
17 game. Travis Fowler scored a
game high 19 and Renaldo
Kemp had 13 in the loss.

Catholic 22, BNNAC 16: Kei-
th Russell’s seven and Miguel
Neely’s six was good enough to
lead the Catholics to a under-17
win. Joshua Rollins and Reggie
Saunders both had five in the
loss.

Full Gospel 42, BNNAC 21:
Dustin McKenzie'scored a -
game high 12, Reo johnson had
11 and Leonardo Miller added
10 in the under-13 win for Full
Gospel. Anthony Sands scored —
eight in a losing effort.

COG in Jesus 32, Baptist 19:
Carlos Thompson scored a
game high “13 to lead Church
of God in Jesus to a under-17 -
victory. Theo Cleare scored
eight in a losing effort.

Full Gospel 22, Catholic 8:
Leonaredo Miller ‘scored more
than their opponents with nine
to single-handedly lead Full
Gospel to victory. Four players
had two points apiece in the
loss.

AME 47, CCAMI 33: Kevin
McPhee canned a game-high 28
to lead the open men’s winners.
Anthony Carey had 12 in the
loss.

Full Gospel 38, Anglican 27:
Dustin McKenzie scored a
game-high 12 to pace the win-
ners in this under-13 game.
Harold Smith matched the
point total in the loss.

Baptist 31, cNazarene 30:
Ja’ Vaughn Saunders scored
three of his game high 13 points
in overtime to lead the Baptist.
Theo Cleare finished with nine.
Stephano Johnson had 11 in the
loss.
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By BRENT STUBBS .

Senior Sports Reporter

HAROLD “Banker”
Fritzgerald felt like a young
man going to the bank to cash
his first paycheck.

The 65-year-old veteran
pitcher, known for his modi-
fied pitching, was called upon
by the Baptist to pitch slow-
pitch. He cashed in big-time
in a 20-2 rout over Calvary
Deliverance to clinch the first
Church Games men's title in
softball on Saturday night at
the Andre Rodgers Baseball
Stadium.

"I feel good with all these
fellows behind me," said
"Ageless Wonder" Fritzger-
ald as he joined his team-
mates in victory celebrations
that included collecting their
gold medals from Pastor VG
Clarke of Calvary Deliver-
ance.’.

Having pitched for more
than 30 years, Fritzgerald said
he had to start all over again,
but his team-mates encour-
aged him, advising him on
"how: to hold the ball and I
just did like they said."

The Baptist, managed by

Dwayne Stevens, had to battle
back from losing 13-3 in their
first game to Calvary Bible.
But they knocked off Calvary
Deliverance 9-5 and Calvary
Deliverance beat Calvary
Bible to set up a three-way tie
going into the playoffs.

It came down to the point °

spread and after Calvary Bible

_lost by default, it allowed Cal-
vary Deliverance and the Bap-

tist to advance.

In the playoffs, Calvary
Deliverance knocked off the
Anglicans and the Baptist won
over the Catholics to set up

the final. The Catholics, how- —

ever, went on to beat the
Anglicans 11-9 to clinch the

bronze medal.

The competition, which
began on Wednesday night,
was divided into two pools of
six teams each.

While Fritzgerald turned in
a masterful job on the mound
for the Baptist in the final,
Michael Thompson went two-
for-three with a run batted in,
scoring three times. Julian
Collie was two-for-three, with
two RBIs and as many runs
scored, and Greg Smith was
two-for-four with two RBIs
and two runs scored.

Calvary Deliverance got a
two-for-three day with a run
scored from Jason Clarke.
Brad Wood Sr and Jr. were
also two-for-three with a RBI.
Wood Sr. however, went on
to score a run. Danny Stubbs
was the losing pitcher:

Catholic 11, Anglican 9: In
an extra inning game, Cardinal
Gilbert went three-for-three
with three RBIs and Ramon
'Shakey' Johnson was one-for-
three with two RBIUs and
three runs scored to lead the

‘ Catholics to the bronze medal.

Jason Sweeting was two-for-
three with theee RBIs in a
losing effort.

Peter Rahming picked up
the win, while Ju;lus Seymour

_ suffered the loss.

Results

Summaries of some of the
other games played are as fol-
lows:

Baptist 17, Prophecy 4:
Leonardo Stevens was two-

’ for-three with four RBIs;

Chavez Thompson two-for-
three with two RBIs; Calvin
Greenslade two-for-three with
a RBI, scoring twice; Tim

Clarke two-for-two with a
RBI, scoring a run and Darren
Stevens two-for-three with
three runs scored for the Bap-
tist.

Fritzgerald got the win over
Steve Hepburn.

Matthew Rolle was two-for-
two with a RBI and run
scored; Hepburn was 1-for-2
with two runs scored and Elvis
Reckley was one-for-two with
a run scored.

Full Gospel Baptist 22, Born
Again 2: Wilbert Hanna went
three-for-three with four

RBIs, scoring twice to lead

Full Gospel Baptist as David
Brown picked up the win.
Michael Gibson was tagged
with the loss. Jason Rahming
was two-for-twowith a RBI for

the losers.

Anglican 17, BNNAC 2:
Treco Johnson went two-for-
three with two RBIs, scoring
twice as help Julius Seymour
pick up the win. Wilfred Cul-
mer was one-for-two with a
RBI as Dereck Sweeting suf-
fered the loss.

Bsptist 9, Calvary Deliver- °

ance 5: Darren Stevens went
two-for-three with three RBIs,
scoring twice; Greg Smith 1-

run scored and Julian Collie
two-for-three with a RBI,
scoring a run as Banker
Fritzgerald got the win on the
mound..

Taja Wright was two-for-

two with a RBI, scoring a run

and Brad Wood Jr was two-
for-three with a RBI, scoring
arun.

Calvary Bible 2, Brethren 0:
Byron Ferguson was two-for-
two with a run scored to lead
Calvary Bible.as Basil Miller

clinched the win onthe
mound. Leon Cooper was

two-for-two in the loss. He

was also the losing pitcher.
Calvary Deliverance 12,

Brethren 2: Taja Wright and

Jason Clarke. were both two-

for-three , with three RBIs,
scoring two and one run
respectively in the win. Julian
Johnson was one-for-two with
a run scored in the loss.
Calvary Bible 7, Nazarene
4: Terrance Pinder and Byron
Ferguson were both two-for-

two with two and one RBI and: _

run scored respectively. Basil

Miuller got the win on the

mound. Lavardo Gray was
two-for-two with a run scored
in the loss. Tiko Gray was the



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‘Senior Sports Reporter

VERSATILE Joyce Minus and the
Baptist were in a groove of their own

as they ran through the competition in.
the ladies' division of softball in He

first Church Games. -

Pitching the slow-pitch ceenpeuien:
Minus guided the Baptist, managed
by Olympia Morris, to a perfect record
as they completed the tournament
with a 19-3 rout over the Anglicans in
the championship game on Saturday

_ night at the Andre Rodgers Baseball

Stadium.

“Since this was the first Church
Games, we wanted to make sure that
we won it,” Minus said. “Even though
there wasn't much of a competition
between the other teams, I have to

' congratulate the Baptist.

“With the players that I had behind
me, I felt from the get-go that we were
the better team and we would have
‘gone through the tournament unde-
feated.”

The Baptist were hoping to be chat :

lenged by Full Gospel Baptist in the

final, but they were relegated’to the .

bronze medal game after they were
defeated by the Anglicans. The Bap-
tist defeated the Catholics to advance
to the final.

Full Gospel Baptist, however, shut

out the Catholics 6-0 to clinch the
- bronze medal.

- Although they did not shut out any
of their opponents, the Baptist won by
huge margins in all of the games they
played with the exception of the
match-up with Full Gospel Baptist.

But in the championship game, the
Baptist turned.it up a notch as they
pounded the Anglicans,.

Minus helped her own cause with a
two-for-three night with a home run, ,

driving in four runs and scoring once.
Vonette Nairn was two-for-three with
three RBIs, scoring three times and,
Kelly Smith was three-for-three' with a
homer, driving in two runs and scoring
twice. Bridgette Sweeting was tagged
with the loss. Michelle Wilson was

Name:

one-for-two with a RBI, scoring twice

and Jeannie Minus was two-for-two. ;

Full Gospel Baptist 6, Catholic’ 0: °
Zella Symonette helped her own —

cause with a hit, driving in two runs
and Shavette Taylor was two-for-three
with three RBIs, scoring twice as Full

Gospel Baptist. secured the bronze
* medal. Lovia F aU eer: was tagged

with the loss. _

Here is a summary of some of the
other games played:

Baptist 10, Full Gospel 3: Joyce
Minus got another wein, helping her
cause with a ‘three-for-three day, dri-
ving in two runs and scoring another,
while Mary Edgecombe was two-for-
three with three RBIs. Fredericka
Delancey had one hit with a RBI and

run scored, Zella Symonette got the »

loss.
Full Gospel Baptist 6, Catholic 0:

Zella Symonette got the win, helping

her own cause with hit hit and two
driven in and Shavette Taylor was
two-for-three with three RBIs, scoring
two runs. Lovia Farquharson got the
loss...
Baptist 12, Anglican 1: Kelly Smith
was three-for-three vwith three RBIs

and three runs scored; Candice Smith:

two-for-three with two RBIs and two
runs scored and Renee 'Sunshine'
Curry two-for-three with two RBIs

- and arun scored as Joyce Minus won

again. Bridgette Sweeting got the loss
and Loretta Maycock was one-for-
twowitha RBI...

Baptist 15, Catholic 0: Kelly Smith
‘was two-for-two with four RBIs, sco-

riung a run; Mary Edgecombe two-°

for-two with two RBIs and two runs
scored and Nacara Knowles two-for-

three with a RBI, scoring twice to

enable Joyce Minus to. get another
win. Gertrude O'Brien got the loss.,

Anglican 14, Full Gospel Baptist 7:
Loretta Maycock was two-for-three
with three RBIs and two runs scored;
Denise Foster two-for-two with a RBI
and two runs scored and Sherry Bow-
leg two-for-three with three RBIs.
Zella Symonette got the loss and Ran-
dell Cooper was three-for-three with
two RBIs, scoring twice.

Seventh
game to
decide
men’s
softball
title

- @ SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter












































































‘A SEVENTH and deciding
game will be played tonight for |
the New Providence Softball
Association men's champi-
onship title.

The pennant-winning Elec-
tro Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz
made sure of that when they
pulled off a 7-3 victory over the
defending champions TBS
Truckers on Thursday night at
the Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.

Game seven, however, was
not played on Saturday night
because of the holiday week-
end and the first Church
Games.

“Edney “the Heat” Bethel
pulled off another victory, toss-
ing a four-hitter. Leroy Thomp-
son was tagged:with the loss.

_In their victory, Mario Ford
went two-for-three with a triple,
driving in a run and scoring
three times. Bethel ‘helped-his- |.
own ‘cause ‘with 'a one-for-one’
night, driving in-two runs and
scoring twice. Darren Bowleg

was two-for-three with a RBI.

The Truckers played without
manager Perry Seymour and
left fielder Philip Culmer, who
were both ejected from game
five. It is likely that they will
both have to sit out game seven .
tonight because an ejection in
the postseason mean that they
will be gone for the entire
series.

’ Marvin “Tougie” Wood went
two-for-three with a RBI and
Steven “Slugger” Brown was
one-for-three with a double,
scoring a run.

The Truckers had taken a 3-1

lead in the series, but they could
not put the Boxy Park Boyz
away. :
Now it will come down to
who wants it the most. No
doubt, the Dorcy Park Boyz will |
go. with Bethel on the mound
while Thompson will get the
ball for the Truckers.

The winner of the series will
join the Electro Telecom Wild-
cats as NPSA representatives
in the Bahamas Softball Feder-
ation's National Round Robin
Tournament that gets under-
way on Thursday at the stadi-
um. ;

The tournament will be
played between the champions
from New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Exuma,
Long Island, Abaco and
Andros. Only Eleuthera will not
be represented in the ladies'
division.

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By KELSIE JOHNSON

Junior Sports Reporter.



COMMONWEALTH and Everest were
the teams to defeat in the regular play of the
Nassau Sixes, heading into the cross-over
play-off action with perfect win-loss records.

The two teams dominated the weekend
six-a-side cricket action, held at the Haynes
Oval, but had to face. off to determine who
would advance to the final rounds, played
on Sunday.

Commonwealth started out the three-
day tournament strong, clinching their
opening game against Paradise 69-64. Their
second match played against the Police saw
them go up 96-70.

As Commonwealth took a rest from their
winning, Everest, the visiting team from
New York, started their dominance, hand-
ing Paradise their first lost of 61-58.

The team showed no sign of fatigue,
although they had to try and recover quick-
ly for the match against the Police. Everest
was able to make an arrest on the

Police squad, defeating. them 80-36.

The big match-up was set, Common-
wealth taking on the visiting team Everest,
but that match-up had to wait as T-Birds
and the Titans took to the field.

Titans, who were playing in the Bobby
Evans pool, were able to defeat the Titans

50-49, with the Titans bowling out four for
the score of 49.

Victory —

In the Titans’ second game was another
nail-biting victory for them, as they claimed
victory over the Twilights. The game, which
had to be viewed closely by the scores to
determine the winner, was claimed by the
Titans; who lost one wicket to the score of
81.

Twilights scoring also read 81, but the
close examination of the score book saw
them lose two wickets.

Executive member Paul Thompson
described the play action as close, building
high anticipation-for the final game.

He said: “The scores reflect how will
played and close each of the games have
been. I can hardly wait to see who will
emerge into the finals because you have to
two teams that have won all their games,
but have to play each other to see who will
cross over.

“That should be exciting. All the other
games were very close as well. Tomorrow’s
action should even be better with the
finals.”

Play action continued yesterday, but
scores were unavailable up until press time.

_ Scores will printed in Tuesday’s edition.



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FNM. parliamentarians have voted
against making any changes to the party’s

_November. Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest last-week told The Tribune that
the decision was taken during a meeting
at his Dowdeswell Street office last week
Tuesday. “We decided that we will not
make any changes and that Alvin Smith
(left) will remain as the leader in parlia-
ment and that we will move towards the

convention where we will discuss that

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one daily newspaper by outselling its main rival, The Nassau
' Guardian, by nearly 12,000 copies a week over the past year.
While The Tribune continues its steady circulation climb, the
Guardian has slumped by another 6.3 per cent year-on-year,
showing a total loss of-:more than 18 per cent over the last two
yeats.. The news came as The Tribune launched a new promo-
tional campaign based on the.slogan “My Voice - My Newspaper”
- highlighting the paper’s solid standing in all: sections of the
community. Managing editor John Marquis said last week: “The
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But will it be high drama or pure cone? ; FNM rally?

veryone is looking for

hidden meanings behind

the FNM’s statement

last week that all is back

to square one in the
leadership fight.

Is Hubert Ingraham still in the run-
ning or has he finally bowed out? That
was the question doing the rounds
while Alvin Smith remained House
opposition leader until convention
time.

Even senior figures in the party

- Whatever i is on at the movies i in Nassau next month,
he FNM national convention promises to be the Hest
"show in town. For intrigue, suspense and maybe even a
| ‘surprise ending, the party’s leadership dramz

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However, he told INSIGHT that he
was ready for the challenge and saw
‘himself as the only person capable of
uniting the party after its recent
reverses. And he stressed that he
would not be open to any pre-con-
vention deals.

Whatever the line-up - and a three-
pointed contest is not ruled out - the
run-up to this eagerly-awaited feature
event will focus largely on Mr Ingra-
-ham.

For it’s the former prime minister’s

seem unsure. He’s out, said a stalwart
who felt there could only be one inter-
pretation of leader Tommy Turn-
quest’s disclosure that Mr Smith
would remain in the parliamentary
hot-seat.

“The FNM’s parliamentary group
has been left adrift,” said the observ-
er. “It seems Mr Ingraham has simply
walked away from the whole thing






following the failed coup against Turn-’

quest and told them to get on with
it.”

Not so, said another who believes
Mr Ingraham has merely been forced
to change tack by Mr Turnquest’s
intransigence. “Between now and the
convention, everything possible will
be done to persuade Tommy to stand
down,” he said.

“Tf he doesn’t, the matter will be
thrashed out on the floor of the con-

vention. Contrary to what some peo-

ple think, Ingraham actually wants to
come back as party leader.
“All this talk of him being: the reluc-

‘tant blushing bride is hogwash. All

else having failed, he now has to tack-
le Tommy at the convention, some-
thing he really didn’t want to do.”

“Asiouite source said: “If Ingraham
goes for the leadership, it means he
believes the party can win the gov-

ernment, otherwise he wouldn’t both-

”

er.

Meanwhile, former education min-
ister Dion Foulkes remains very much
in the fight, though he has gone sur-

prisingly. quiet since his initial promo-

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intentions that hold the key to this
unfolding drama. And he has yet to
tell anyone what his intentions are.
After a private meeting with Mr
Turnquest last weekend, the ex-PM
was said to have emerged with his arm
round his protege saying: “Tommy is

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FNM leadership: |

ommy Turnquest just

doesn’t have it, and most

people know it. Ingraham

did a superlative job as

prime minister and should
be brought back, not necessarily with
Symonette.

If Christie had done with three or
four of his ministers what Ingraham
did with Wells and Dupuch, he’d be a
much better PM.

‘Wells’ and Dupuch’s rantings are
sour grapes and a laughing stock. .

Non-affiliated observer

THE way things are going, it could
be that Tommy Turnquest will be the
last man standing when it comes to the
vote.



I’m still unsure about the commit-
ment of Dion Foulkes. Is he for real -
or is he just jostling himself into a
strong bargaining position?

Re Ingraham: is it wise to cajole a
man who deep down doesn’t really
want to lead the FNM?

There is no guarantee that he will
be as effective second time around.
Perhaps his inner fire has burnt out.

J L Gordon

FEW have emerged with their repu-
tations intact in the FNM leadership
mess.

Whatever else Turnquest lacks, at
least give him credit for standing his
ground in the face of some quite with-
ering criticism.

On the basis of what I’ve read over

' the last few weeks, I’d prefer him over

Brent Symonette any day of the week.

G Moss, Carmichael

IF there is one major negative
against the FNM, it is that they are still

dependent on what’s left of the Bay:
‘Street Boys.

It seems that a wealthy white group

who were kicked out of power nearly -

40 years ago are still calling the shots by
saying who’s getting financial backing

and who isn’t ‘when it. comes to the. _

FNM leadership.

Hubert Ingraham is seen by these ~
people as their personal delivery boy. :

Self-interest is what drives them. They
have no regard for the democratic
process. And the people; as far as they

“are concerned, can go to the dogs.

Let democracy take its course in the
FNM, and to hell with the Eastern
Road mafia.

PP, Wulff Road









FROM page 1C

my man.’
‘AS. oe élippéd. away. for i a

late-night tete-a-tete,. leading

“ FNM figures were once again

"left wondering exactly where.
Mr Ingraham stood. ,

Was he really. backing Turn-

quest, in spite of the young

leader’s alleged deficiencies? :
As the FNM leadership
blockbuster has unfolded over

the last couple of weeks, many
‘acres of newsprint, and hours

of airtime, have been devoted

. to what Bahamians have found

to bea compelling topic. ea

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But, interestingly, Mr Ingra-
ham has been the only one with

"a non-speaking part, keeping

his counsel while his colleagues
have been involved in, and
besieged by, endless conjec-

_ ture.

“It’s the classic Ingraham
approach,” said one, party
observer, “Ingraham is the
puppet-master, everyone else
is a marionette. He will not
commit himself because he
doesn’t have to. If things go his
way, he will step into the lime-
light and accept the bouquets.

-If they don’t he will say it had
‘nothing to do with him.”

Behind the scenes, big-mon-
ey backers are. rooting for
Ingraham, exercising their con-
siderable power by refusing to

~ support anyone else. The ex-
_ PM, meanwhile, has other con-

siderations to ponder, not least
what happens to his generous
pension if he makes a come-
back.

Alongside, Eastern Road? s
blandishments, Mr Ingraham
has to consider harsh practi-
calities. Having probably -giv-
en his best shot during tén
years in power, does he now
have the energy and inclina-

‘tion to meet the high expecta-

tions of his admirers?

' Mr Turnquest, meanwhile,
appears to be standing firm,
encouraged by those who feel
that - all things considered - it’s
probably time for the FNM to
move on, come what may.

Insider

In fact, one insider told
INSIGHT that Mr Turnquest
had already squared up to the
money-men, telling them to
withdraw their financial sup-

_ port if they wanted to, but he

was staying on.

His determination in the face
of so much criticism - and his
weaknesses have been cruelly
scrutinised by his detractors in
recent weeks - has surprised
many.

Independent MP Pierre
Dupuch is one who has been
taken aback by the FNM lead-
er’s “gristle” and has com-
mented upon it on a radio talk
show. Whether “gristle” alone
is enough to carry the Turn-
quest bandwagon to victory in
an election is another matter.

Apart from long experience
and a proven track record, Mr
Ingraham’s advantage over Mr
Turnquest in a general election
battle is a natural instinct born
of circumstance.

Mr Ingraham is a self-pro-
claimed “barefoot boy from
Abaco”, an unashamed son of
the soil who attained profes-
sional status by hard toil. An
illegitimate child, he was

helped on his way by a strong

grandmother who laid the
foundation of his life.

Unlike some Bahamian
lawyer-politicians of the past,
Mr Ingraham did not take the
scenic route to qualification via
the English Inns of Court. He
became an articled clerk and
hammered out a career for
himself in someone else’s
chambers.

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THE Tribune has boosted its

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Nassau Guardian, by nearly
12,000 copies a week over the
past year.
While The Tribune contin-
ues its steady circulation climb,
_the Guardian has slumped by
-another: 6.3. per cent -year-on-
year, showing a.total-loss of
‘more than 18 per cent over the
-last two years.
. The news came as The Tri-
bune launched a new promo-
‘tional. campaign. based on the
‘slogan “My Voice - My News-
paper” - highlighting the
-paper’s solid standing in all sec-
tions of the community.
'-. Managing editor John Mar-
-quis said last week: “The Tri-
.bune is a paper for every. sec-
‘tion of Bahamian society. Peo-
‘ple know they can rely on us to
«take on the big issues and tell
the truth. That’s why they are
.turning to us in increasing num-
bers."
“The Tribune’s continuing
climb'is particularly hearten-

Jing when the global trend for.

‘daily newspapers is down-
‘wards. It shows that we are
being seen by mote people as
the leading media voice in the

-Bahamas.”
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THE Bahamas’ murder rate
‘over the past 12 years was high-
er than the United States and
about three times as high as
Canada’s, a study revealed last

’ week.





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dents that occurred in the

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2003. It ‘addressés. the murder

rate of the Bahamas:in com- .

parison to other regional coun-
tries as well as larger countries

‘across the world. The informa-

tion contained in the volume
took two and-a-half years to
compile.

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

Party leader Tommy Turn-
quest last week told The Tri-

bune that the decision was tak-.

en during a meeting at his
Dowdeswell Street office last
week Tuesday. “We decided
that we will not make any
changes and that Alvin Smith

will remain as the leader in par-.

liament and that we will move
towards the convention where
we will discuss that and other
issues at that time,” he said.






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-INSIGHT



The Best Show In Town

FROM page 2C

One thing he shared with his
mentor, Sir Lynden Pindling,
.was a humble background
which gave him the common
touch. On the hustings, he
could be relied upon to find
exactly the right down-home
phrase to get the crowds jump-
ing.

Mr Turnquest, reared.in a
comparatively privileged set-
ting, appears not to possess
those skills. “When Tommy
goes to an out island, he takes
up residence in a resort and the
people come to him,” said an
observer.

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island, you can find him down
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It was also the difference in
the mid-1960s between Pin-
dling and the man seen then as
his main challenger for the
ascendancy in radical politics,
Paul Adderley.

Pindling was from the blocks,
a slick talker who could always
be relied upon to dredge up a
few colloquialisms to get the
locals laughing. From the podi-





um, he knew exactly how to

stir people’s emotions and
which buttons to press.

Mr Adderley, meanwhile,
was burdened by his nickname
- The Prince of Poinciana. Hill -
which left him politically dis-
abled’in the public’s percep-
tion as irredeemably bourgeois.

No. matter how he tried to
be otherwise, the Cambridge-
educated Mr Adderley came
over as a patrician figure
uneasy in the company of com-
mon folk. His father, A F
Adderley, was the leading
Bahamian advocate of his day.
There was no disguising his
middle-class credentials and
they were to help seal his fate
at the polls.

If Mr Ingraham really does
drop out of the leadership fight,
Mr Turnquest will somehow
have to reinvent himself if he is

to endear himself to the grass-
roots.

He will have to shed what
his critics regard as his some-
what tetchy, slightly arrogant
manner, learn to cultivate the

press, and stage a major charm.

offensive in those working-class
areas where he is seen as a
product of privilege. It will not
be easy.

Uncertain

In a party where most things
seem uncertain, one absolute
certainty is that this year’s con-
vention will be packed out.
PLPs and FNMs will be on the
Cable Beach strip for an occa-
sion which could have all the
atmosphere of a world cham-
pionship fight.

A political commentator told
INSIGHT: “The FNM con-

vention will be the big draw for
members of both major parties
this year because of the lead-
ership issue. I wouldn’t be sur-
prised if tens of thousands
don’t turn up.

“In fact, I think it will be the
biggest convention for many,
many years. There will be a lot
of excitement because of the
uncertainty created by the
Ingraham situation. Those who
turn up late won’t get in.”

If the FNM appears to be
falling short as a political force
at the moment, its place in
showbusiness seems assured.
Whether the convention proves
to be high drama or pure com-
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OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND
MINISTRY OF NATIONAL SECURITY

OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY



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Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election |

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

ALBURY SAYLE PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated ‘in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate — Other Names Occupation _ Place‘of
Surname In Full Residence
BELIZAIRE Michelene Teacher — #62 Rupert Dean Lane
- FISHER Donna Michelle Security Supervisor Barcardi Road |
FORBES Clarice Patrice Teacher #13 Golden Way Dr. Carmichael Road oe
MCBRIDE Gayland Banker : Monastary Park
MILLER Amanda Vivicor Teacher Hampdon Ra, Stapledon Gardens
ROLLE! . Samuel Clarington Plumber Coral Harbour.
WILLIAMS Janet Louise Hotel Room : ’ Constitution Drive

Attendant



Date: s® October, 2005 .

Signed: Mary E. Mortimer
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
; - FOR

C.W. SAWYER PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND |
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named. below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

‘Candidate Other Names Occupation . Place of

Surname __.. In Full ae : Residence

‘CARTWRIGHT Loretta Patrice Office Clerk. : Coral Harbour, Nassau -

GLINTON © Fred Steven Contractor Yellow Elder Garden, Nassau

JOHNSON - . Janice Corine Police Officer- _ Kool Acres, Nassau

PETERSON. . Denise Desarea Teacher Nassau Village

FARQUHARSON : mas,

SAUNDERS Willis Plumber Nassau Village

SIMMONS Daphne Juanita . Teacher Fire Trail Road, Nassau

WILSON

SMITH - Barry Baron Police Officer Yellow Elder Garden, Nassau

WILLIAMSON Conrad Willard Engineer Carmichael] Estates, Nassau

~. Date: 5" October, 2005 .

’ Signed: Lorraine Lightbourne /
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS . |
hes soie ubihsaraseaete bbee BY 6 65 boas A ited i eee oy erete FOR: ‘ By Eee ees A Melos seed Athi Ba Be Ye eet tat



" CARLTON E. FRANCIS PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
. DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation . Place of
Surname InFull_ - Residence

CURTIS "__ Randolph Philip Manager ____ Summer Haven, Nassau
ELLIS Garven Craig Administrator Garden Hills #2
HEADLEY Lynette Myrna Teacher. Bahamas

HINSEY Arineta Eleanor Teacher - Blue Hill Road



JOHNSON Garth Antonio ; Marine (RBDF) Holiday Drive, Nassau
KING-ROLLE Prenell Civil Servant South esen: Nassau
MOXEY-SIMMS _ Grace Pequita Administrative Asst Coral Harbour
STRACHAN _ Debbie Sharlene Accountant ——————sNassau

_STUBBS Sheila Dianne _ Administrator South Beach, Nassau

.. Diz: Sth October, 2005

. “ened: Earl Smith
(for} Parliamentary Commissioner







Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
. FOR



CARMICHAEL PRIMARY SCHOOL

‘ NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is. hereby given that the candidates named below being’ the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names. Occupation o Place of
Surname In Fall te : ‘Residence
AUMOTHE: Linda Maria , Teacher Aoi Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
“BRENNEN Dwayne Bellen ~. Malcolm Raod, Nassau ° 3
ELLIOTT Anthea Marietta Computer Programmer Golden Gates ry Nassau
JOHNSON Petrona Mary Teacher Bel At Estates, Nasia

MCDONALD Yanes Accountant/Banker ’ Golden Gates II, Nassau

ROLLE . Archie . Defence Force Officer Malcolm Road, Nassau

WILLIAMS Diane Bleneva _ Teacher Pinewood Garden, Nassau



Date: 5 October, 2005.

Signed: Albert Clarke
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner :

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

~ ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
be BOR oe. ) &

counasne “CENTREVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
‘ AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT -
. Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY.
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. .

Candidate Other Names ; Occupation = Place of —

Surname ee In Full | : Residence _
DAXON Timothy eae Police Officer Carmichael Road, fess
FERGUSON Brian ‘Kenrick ee : Teacher #10 Weybridge Road, Nassau
MOSS Beulah rouse ieee Camcnien McCollough Corner, Nassau
STRACHAN Carla C Clak -... Providence Avenue, Nassau
WALKES Florence Elizabeth Tanlress Sunlight Cottage, Nassau

_ Date: 5" October, 2005

‘Signed: Audrey Farrington
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
' FOR

"CLARIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL -

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as 1,iembers of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of

Surname Jn Full Residence
“BAKER —~—_LindaDianne ‘Human Resource Officer #17 Dawson Street, Nassau
CURRY David Edgar Computer Technician Butler Street, Nassau
| HARRIS "Audrey Marie Security Officer Nassau Village, Nassau
MARTIN Yienderia Shonell Teacher #37 Jackson Street, Nassau
MYCKLEWHYTE Toannn Theodore Retiree #15 Bristol Street, Blair
: Estate ;
ROLLE Joseph Retiree Claridge Dale, Nassau
“ROLLE ~~ Ricardo Eden Educator #89 Windsor Lane, East St.
SMITH Nakita Mary Louise Administrative Asst. Churchill Drive, Nassau
Danottage Estate, Nassau

TRACEY Kenneth Roland Contractor
a a a ee

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Angela Russell
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner
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Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election i Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR | FOR
CLEVELAND ENEAS PRIMARY SCHOOL GARVIN TYNES PRIMARY SCHOOL

i NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS _ NOTICE OF ae

AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT | DECLARATION OF ReOUES

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
a candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
& DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.













“BETHELL ~—_ Renardo Ventro Youth Director Nassau, Bahamas BETHELL Shanequia Sharene Banker Nassau

f DOTSON -ISAACS Jennifer Hie Lecturer Shirley Street, Nassau ’ “CURRY — Ronique > ‘Teacher Tropical Gardens, Nassau

# = LOGAN Sidney Dwight Security Officer Eastwood Estate, Nassau. FERGUSON Phalmon Alexander “Minister of Religion East Avenue, Miller Heights

| “MCFALL “Martha “Patricia Candie Insurance Broker Pinewood Garden, Nassau MCKINNEY Gandia Louise Security Officer _ Sunset Park, Nasal
“MOTT Tyrone Vincent Contractor’ ~—~—~S*Pinewood Garden, Nassau ag ts 7 = as
"MUNROE ~—SMaria ‘Melsada.==~S*~dTeacher.=~*~*
a Assistant Signed: Vanessa Coakley i

B WILLIAMS Marvin Kahlil | —~<‘Tile Layer. ~=—=—~—~—=«éPimewood Garden, Nassau (for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination Ina Uncontested Election’

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS _
FOR

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed; Linda Moultrie Missick — .
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

GERALD CASH PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
foe _ _ AND ;
‘DECLARATION OF RESULT ~~

_ Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY —

Horm of Notice? Nomina gc bra Uaconteried flecnon ‘DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS



: : ‘ . Hoe Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname - In Full : 3 Residence
COLUMBUS PRIMARY SCHOOL ae =
CAREY Charlotte Marie Teacher #6 Crescent Creek, Nassau
i : DAVIS : is
NOUCE ets pene KNOWLES Ingrid Heather Shawn Teacher Soldier Road, Nassau ©
DECLARATION OF RESULT PILGRIM Elsie Marie Teacher Ibis Street, Nassau
: : ‘ ; é
“ Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only ROLLE ‘Doris Theresa"—~= ss candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ‘ARE HEREBY RAMSEY : eo : ,

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

WALKER “Cherisse Rosemary Seamstress #39 Flamingo Gardens, Nassau

Candidate Other Names ‘Occupation Place of





Surname Tn Fos MM AOS -ONO2 YO VENTE Residence ~~ Date:-5? October; 2005. - Ns 3
DEAN "Audrey GertrudsClek = ~ Fire Trail Road, Nassau . Sere
a : ae «i : Signed: Sylvia Stubbs :
EDWARDS —_ Joseph Teacher ~~“Wilson Track, Nassau (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
FORBES - ~~ Pamela” - Self-employed |: -.. Fritz Lane, Nassau Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
< FOX. Sandra Althea”. Auditor =... Clifton Street, Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
' GIBSON .. Livingston Teacher . Pinewood Garden, Nassau :
ies yes rreahas cS : MABEL WALKER PRIMARY SCHOOL.
a GOODRIDGE Donna be eck Clerk : _ Tucker Road, Big Pond, Nassau od
“JOHNSON Janice Teacher Johnson Road, Fox Fil, Nassau NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS | Oe
ee nts By AND , ‘
MCDONALD. -Annelle_ ' Administrative Assistant Nassau DECLARATION OF RESULT
. TUCKER Joy: a Registered Nurse - Margaret Avenue, Nassau Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. _



1

Date: 5" October, 2005

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of





Signed: Marcia Roberts _ Surname | >.) In Full it Residence.
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner ; 5 ic)
fe : CAPRON: _ Florence Patrice Asst. House Keeper _ #175 Lakeview Road, Nassau
HORTON Susan Veronica ~ Store Manager . Caribbean Garden Close, Nassau
MORTIMER | Lisa - '.. Teacher Nassau
SIMMONS Sandra Maria Sales Clerk Big Pond, Nassau
Form of Notice of Nomination Ina Uncontested Election “WALLACE Cynthia Maria _ Teacher Belshore Drive, Nassau



ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR Date: 5" October, 2005
Signed: Willamae Bridgewate”

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

E. P. ROBERTS PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND — kt ge ot oa
DECLARATION OF RESUL

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

. ELECTION : :': SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named. below being the only FOR .
candidates standing nominated.in the above mentioned.election, ARE HEREBY ;

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



ee NAOMI BLATCH PRIMARY SCHOOL





Candidate “OtherNames. . Occupation os : Place of
Surname : In Full Residence NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
i ae ; ‘AND
a =ADDERLEY “Vestra ‘Office Manager South Beach DECLARATION OF RESULT
pe Monique
a: ; ok Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
He _BUTLER Sidney Charles Security Officer Podoleo Street candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



CAPRON Enid Teacher Bernard Road































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i v DARLING °° Dorinda Nadia _ Pre School Teacher Palm Beach St Candidate Other Names Occupation : Place of
i Surname In Full Residence
Hi JOHNSON Kara Teacher Gamble Heights os Hisfin oe oS
A a . FRANCIS Carmeta Agnes Supervisor ¢ Hospita! Lane, Nassau
Be SIMPSON Flora__- _ Educator Fox Hill Road See
° £ " GIBSON Yvette Veola Hair Braider Watlings Street, Nassau
Ae _RIGBY-HEILD Estella Denesi_ Cook _ Step Street, Fox Hill .
A i x . KNOWLES Melony Florender Banker Pond Lake, Black Village, Nassau
# SMITH _ Danita Vanessa’: entory Clerk ___ Yellow Elder ve
c : ‘MAJOR Gregory Alexander Store-Keeper Hospital Lane, Nassau 7
A i : ;
k : Date: >" Uciber, 2005 TAYLOR Tekenia Police Officer _ Big Pond, Nassau
A Signed: T. Milton Lewis Date: 5" October, 2005
4 (its. Parliamentary Commissioner
; Signed: Shirley Barr
, (for) Parliamentary Commissioner -


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Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election SADIE CURTIS
Candidate Other Names Occupation : Place of
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Surname In Full me Residence
FOR : sc et ime i eee eo a ca a ea Ba So ace
; CHRISTIE Mare Anthony Manager Prince Charles Drive, Nassau
A. es’ a Bee a cast : : /
OAKES FIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL DEAN Sean Anthony Carlos Broadcaster ° Nassau
. ' ‘
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS . LARODA : Alexander Livingston Police Officer Summer Haven Estates
DECLARATION OF RESULT ; MILLER Lennard, Alexander Asst. Director #27 St. Lucia Road, Golden
; Environmental Health Gates |
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only _ PATTON Fraston Folice ii! : Fine: Vere: Road, Sea:breere
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY , we
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. qOTE poy rey Paucaice Rerieey cue Divston
TURNER Mildred Rowena Retiree Educator Garden Hills #3, Nassau
Candidate Other Names Occupation __ Place of —
Surname In Full Residence °
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ARCHER Anastacia Senior Private Secretary Millennium Garden, Nassau i Date: 5" October, 2005
GOMEZ Subrenna Genevieve Director of Systems & Nassau *
Programmin ; ue Signed: Lillian E. Culmer : ;
KEMP Valderine Sherry - Teacher : Coral Lakes, Nassau : (for) Parliamentary Commissioner d
KING . . Jennifer Camille Registered Nurse Nassau 1 : _. Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election f
KNOWLES Joan Erica Teacher Stapledon Garden, Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS :
; . a8 fact FOR am
KNOWLES Karen Monique Teacher Wrights Lane, Nassau nts vhs oe re f
_ SANDILANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL |
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MAJOR Michael McDermott _Croupier . Carmichael Meadows, Nassau EE Pook ic aan he i
- NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
: AND ess ee hy ;
Date: 5" October, 2005. DECLARATION OF RESULT. Mees re
e234, : Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only .
Signed: Beryl Gray » oe, : candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY i

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

































Candidate Other Names Occupation ae Place of ee
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS _. ; Surname ; In Full ; sos Residence
-FOR re a el ie ES ee Be or eae K
: . COX Beauford, Holland - ~ Teacher: . ‘ _. Bemard Road, Nassau oe Ff
PALMDALE PRIMARY SCHOOL ae Ee Raed a ee ee ee iy tne f
—_——_—_————————————e DEMERITTE’. Wendell Livingston : -Messenger - - Soldier Road, Nassau - i
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS LOCKHART Hazel, Celestial _* ‘Nurse’ » i: .. 4... Fox. Hill Road, Nassau * ie
DECLARATION OF RESULT : MOULTRIE 7 Perothy Te __ Smith’s Cove, Nassau ;
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only PINDER SabrinaInez Church Administrator -», Pinedale, Nassau f
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY Ra EI ,
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. RATT _ Gwendolyn Louise ‘Teacher: | -_.» Bemard Road, Nassau a a
ae WILLIAMS Yvonne Elizabeth Louise Retired ® ‘Sugar Cane Lane, Nassau i
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of ae ea an ESSER NE erica ON q
Surname . In Full | : Residence om pene oa eae Pe ; ie
Se ES Bee rE ee, Se iat eee eee ee a os Ie ae a . th tale _
DELEVEAUX Rochelle Antionette Attorney-At-Law Seven Hills Estatee, Nassau ; Date:) eben 20 e i es fad ‘ i
FRANCIS Sandra Mae Lease | Sales/Marketing Rep. #7 Lancasta Road, Nassau ee oe Signed: Norma Dean ae ef eee! | 2 :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner. _ le
GREY Neville Steveson Engineer #1992 Pinewood Garden : : ath : san ee gS :
: _ - Form of Notice of Nomination In'a Uncontested Election re
GLINTON Kate Ann Claims Supervisor Elizabeth Estate ‘ : a ‘ ae soe ee ms ; : e
J b ' ; . : - s “ . D ee eae i
STRACHAN’ Eric Charles Sub. Leut. Defence Force Nassau ELECTION O] ae en ;
; ; __ Officer : ‘ = oa BSE A REE a
STEPHEN DILLET PRIMARY SCHOOL | beg i
Date: 5" October, 2005 Saeki eos ES ie a de cae eee ee 3
» NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS eo oe 2 ce
on AND. nS pee -
Signed: Beccainae Stubbs e DECLARATION OF RESULT oe ba
=. (for) Parliamentary Commissioner. : _ : : : : : : ; Q
me : te i Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below. being the only ee
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election _ : candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY Be
- DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned Schoo! Board. ° i
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ; : ; ae ..
-FOR male : 2 : : o-
Bes Candidate Other Names - ‘Occupation - Place of . ie
RIDGELAND PRIMARY SCHOOL - Surname InFull Residence :
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS . BURROWS Annamae Monique _Teacher | bs New Providence :
AND 2 ee ee eae Pa = in
DECLARATION OF RESULT COOPER Nathaniel Arthur Attomey «ss... _ New Providence hs
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only. FARRINGTON Shirley Ann Teacher aN New Providence C
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY vat ave i ae
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. JOHNSON _. Lydia Shantell ~ Sales Clerk _. New Providence : “
Candidate . . Other Names Occupation Foe 2p gee of 7 pote! Date: 5" October, 2005 is
. Surname In Full” ome : Residence . ; : i
. ; ae : ' : ; i
: ay : oe —— Signed: Wenly Fowler ; ft
CURTIS . Katherine Homemaker - #13 Bachelor's Buton, Garden Hill ~ (for) Parliamentary Commissioner i
GIBSON Ingrid Antionett ni i a Pa i i
at Pees rep Senior Clesx Cagis Stress Mar yood: Garden _ Korm of Notice of Nomination In a‘Uncontested Election i
MALCOLM Kela : Clerk " Ridgeland Park West, N: : ou a si
) Cee oe LECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS: © i
ROBERTS Daphne Teacher #2 Kiki Street, Nassau a FOR ne a
ROLLE DorothyMae —s‘Teacher.~=—=S=S~S~S~S*S«ED Caster Street, Highland Park THELMA GIBSON PRIMARY SCHOOL 4
SWEETING Andrea D Teacher Garden Hills #1, Nassau alee gs NOTICE OF eT ONS i
ae
TAYLOR Dorisse Salesperson Oxford Avenue, Nassau ; aa DECLARATION OF RESULT 4
Notice is hereby giv: that the candidates named below being the only i
candidates standing nominaied in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY fj
DECLARED elected to’serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. ry
Date: 5" October, 2005 et : ee ty et mee Ky
Candidate Other Names Occupation . va Place of Rs
Signed: Cleomi Burrows : : : Surname In Full Residence i
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner af Belek ayia D naee a Pee eb : chet eo Ry
: é BROWN: —_sPhilip, Field Mechanic. Tangerine Terrace, Winton KI
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election Livingstone Meadows x
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD M EMBERS “DAVIS ~Vernita, Alberta’ ‘Teacher aay Boulevard, Pinewood ;
FOR ri
Se ae, ee dic wae I
SADIE CURTIS PRIMARY SCHOOL DORSETT Barbara Laverne Teacher oldier Road, Nussau- i
a Si Sa a NE IS re 4
GIBSON * Judymae D. Manager Pine Yard Road e
207 Bp ogee staat Sts se fe Se cabs aha aa ses ee : . ne ty
NOnEe someon INS HONS RIGBY Euterpic Louise Teacher Nassau ig
DECEAR ONO) RESO ROLLE Ricardo : Businessman/Selfemployed Prince Charles Dr. a ‘
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only a %
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY WIEEOMS Karalee Louise Sais: Representative #15 Scabreeze Lane, Nassau e
DECLARED elected to ser“ as members of the above mentioned School Board. “WRIGHT Tealeh Yamique Beautician Sandilands Village, Nassau ®
ne | :
Candidate: Sinan Water Becipation Place of YORKE Carolyn Marilyn = Clerk *— eee Pindling Estates, i
Surname in Full : Residence | a
eurname : thay Deo 3 A: Sr wer 2 a sweats oo pl TIS ete el Se fa
“BAKER “Linda Dianne pe ‘Human Resource Officer Dannottage Estates, Nassau :; , Date: 5" October,:2005 i
BROWN Donna Maze “Teacher Yamacraw Beach Estates op Signed: Shedrach Johnssin &
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner q
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GOVERNNMENT NOTICES.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election -

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

T..G. GLOVER PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS AS

AND -
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the aboye mentioned School Board.



Candidate Other Names Qccupation . Place of
Surname n Full : Residence
BETHEL Margaret Ernestine Seen et ~~ Ferguson Street, Nassau.
BAIN Rozena Mae “Teacher | Kenilworth Street West,
_BULLARD pee. | Pg ee Se
CUNNINGHAM Lucy Georgianna Teacher Price Street, Nassau

LAFRENIER Carl __ Pastor Millennium Garden, Nassau
MCQUEEN Marvin eARLOS ‘Security Officer | Polhemus Garden, Nassau
RUTHERFORD ‘Avinel Deneda — Teacher Tohnson Terrace; Nacsa
SMITH Jane Annie Teacher #76 Leeds Road, Nassau



Date: 5â„¢ October, 2005
Signed: Cassandra.Forbes
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In.a Uncontested Election

"ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

URIAH MCPHEE PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND: OS
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned Schoo] Board.



Candidate OtherNames — —= Occupation — Placeof
Surname © ‘ n Full 2g cae Residence
BENSON * Delerise Tula Filing Assistant ; Mason’s Addition
“BURNSIDE _ Lydia Maria ~~ danitress a "Cox Sireet, Fox Hill...
BUTLER Gregory Willian - Deputy Director of 73% Terrace, Centreville ey,
Youth .
“MILLS-FRASER Murriel Bernadei _-, Legal ‘Administrative - #32 Faith Garden Sub. -
; - Assistant : : ‘ fs i
MUNROE Peter Anthiny Ale? "Messenger Sir Lynden Pindling Estate .
MUNROE Richard Herman Businessman Crabapple Drive
MURPHY Sharita Laura “Assistant Underwriter . #18 India Drive; Flamingo
i ; _.. - Gardens -
ROBERTS . dacqueline- Elizabeth. : “Teacher a ae USbelé a
WILLIAMS “Jevone Dwayne “Guidance Counsellor. ‘Yamacraw Road

Date: 5* October, 2005

Signed: Thelma Dean
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election :

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

wooncock PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND ©
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby. given that the candidates named below being the only
_ candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



Candidate Other Names _ _ Occupation “nae, Place of

Surname ull Raia: Residence
BAIN-BROWN __Mary Olivia _ Senior Clerk #5 Edward Avenue ie
COLEBY Deborah Ivelean Teacher by Bay Lily Drive :
Mccoy Vanessa Renea_ Teacher oe re 3 Arawak, Avenue. Re
‘MORLEY Louis Gene . Manger ne _Shirley’ sCourte ee ie
NOTTAGE Chanaki Barbara N. Customer Service ___ Sherwood Drive





THOMESONJOBNSON sTerska Lanett_ Supervisor Toote : Shop Comer _ si



8 as Ne ete had &



Date: sc Octobe, 2005

Signed: Deborah Stuart
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner:

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Blecsion

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.
FOR

YELLOW ELDER PRIMARY SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is heithy give.. that the candidates named be being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





Candidate Other Names Occupation — Place of
Surname ; In Full to Residence
ANDERSON _ “Arlene Fymicia Hoiclier “Marathon Estates, Nassau oe







YELLOW ELDER PRIMARY SCHOOL



Surname In Full Residence |

“BURROWS Setesa De-Lotoya Bank Teller Malcolm Road, Nassau
CONLIFFE pee Health Aide Domingo Heights, Nassan
HEASTIE _._ Arnold Roland Vincent Businessman Blue Hill Road, Nassau
MUNROE | Oscar Theodore Teacher Faith Avene, Nassau
PAUL Lyden Oral Tour & Taxi Operator . Oxford Avenue, Nassau
ROLLE Edith “Teacher ——Sapodialla Boulevard, Nassau
TURNER Michael Pastry Chef Rosewood Street, Nassau
WOODSIDE _Bemadette Olive Dispatcher Exuma Street, Nassau
ROLLE

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Catherine McPhee
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination Ina Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR .

AR. ADDERLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL



NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS .
AND.
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice’ is heey given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Other Names Occupation Place of

Surname Ae In Full Residence
DIXON Omelia Mees Tenliress Cottonwood St. Pinewood Gdn
"FORBES-HANNA — Brendale Chief Clerk Ridgeland Park East, Nassau
KEMP mals 3 Noel Boimaiuel ° . Police officer ~~ Baillou Hill Road South |
: LAING re ~ Tyrone Minister of the Gospel Millennium Garden, Nassau
MCQUAY ‘Persephone GraceE. . Teacher ae Berry Avenue, Nassau
ROMER Virginia Alicia B. Guidance Counselor Donings Heights East, Nassau; ee
STRACHAN Patricia Teacher Nassau, Bahamas
SULLIVAN Vincent Horatio Teacher Stapledon Gardens, Nassau :



Date: 5" October, 2008

Signed: Drexwill Miller _
. (for) Parliamentary Commissioner.

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Etection

_ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS,
FOR

; Cc C. SWEETING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL |

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
~ AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

- Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
‘DECLARED elected 'to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





sR Candidate : ~ Other. Names : Occupation Place of : :
urname - ce -. In Full _ Residence
BARTON “TT, Marlene Marie Banker #32 Belair Estate, Nassau
‘ BURROWS : Archelaus Retiree 745 St.Vincent Road, Nassau
os seu Angela Rose Teacher Williams Lane, Nassau
“DELANCY Frederick Police Officer ; “Coral Harbour, Nassau
JOHNSON eS “Helen Public Servant #25 Garden View Estates
“NCFORD Willian Teacher Millennium Garden, Nassau
ROLLE Dwight Road Traffic Inspector ~~ Millennium Garden, Nassau
TUCKER Michael Beran Chief lak = Margaret Avenue, Miller Heights
: WALLACE- Sonja : Guidance Counselor The Grove, West Bay Street
Blind lace



Date: 5 October, 2005

zagned: Angela R. Rolle
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Blestion

4 "ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR |

C. H. REEVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
; AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full - Residence
HAMILTON Sharon Housewife Winton Meadows, Nassau

JOHNSON Collin Teacher Bullen Terrace, Nassau
JOHNSON - piphanie Clarice Self-employed Jennie Street, Nassau _
Training Officer Nassau, Bahamas

MORTIMER Cnig



BENNERMAN Paul 7 Gontractor igh Vista, NasSau_ es
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GOVERNMENT NOTICES



Cc. H. REEVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of i
Surname In Full Residence FOR !
STUBBS Joe Willard Interior Decorator Sunrise Road, Nassau S.C. MCPHERSON JOR HIGH SCHOOL H
. : NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS B
SUMNER Naomi P. Secretary Coral Heights, East “AND
. DECLARATION OF RESULT
TINKER- - Edgburt Printer #28, Windsor Place, Nassau :

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.



Date: 5” October, 2005

Candidate

BR eater een eS





Signed: Pauline Adderley ‘Other Names Occupation Place of
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner _, Surname In Full Residence
’ ' BETHEL Marvin Lorenzo Self-employed _#97.Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election -
BOWE Patrice Lavrette Assistant Accountant McKinney Drive, Carmichael Road
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS A zi
FOR BRAYNEN Raquel Narize Self-employed _~ ‘#7 Opal Drive, Emerald Gardens
D. W. DAVIS JUNIOR HIGH S CHOOL — DAMIANOS : Basil Jefford Foreman, B.E.C. Grosham Close, Belair, Nassau

HART Florence Anita

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Signed: Abraham Stubbs
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner -'

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Ejection

_ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

H. O. NASH JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

. NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS °°" 78 se
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is fiereby given that the candidates named below being the only

_ candidates’standing nominated in the above mentioned. election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Other Names Occupation ©

Candidate Place of

Surname In Full aes Residence
ALLEN Jacqueline D Teacher OffMarshall Road
BLYDEN Louise Sylvia Elaine | Accounts Réceivables #42 Baldwin Avenue

Supervisor ; :

BULLARD William Marcus - Business Executive : #23 Sunset Drive, Nassau
CLARKE Deidre T. Teacher Cable Beach, Nassau
KING Arlington Teacher #13 Oxford Drive, South Beach .
‘GIBSON- Sherel Gibson Teacher Golden Isles, Nassau

TURNQUEST _ i
- Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Franklin Lightbourne
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR Mig tee a

iL, Ww. YOUNG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS:

DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby. given that the candidates named below, being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
: ‘DECLARED elected to-serve-as members of the above mentioned School Board.













Manageress Kennedy Subdivision, Nassau
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS :
AND ee -. HEILD Nehemiah Ishmael Entertainer Flamingo Gardens, Nassau
DECL j ,
| ee ONE RESULT ‘LONGLEY Gladys Loretta Teacher Bamboo Blvd., South Beach, Nassau
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being t :
: } E ; g the onl i i
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY i eee ae a ae tere cn
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Boi~d. WILLIAMS. _Anthia Nicola Teacher Golden Gates #2, Nassau
Candidate Other Names Occupation PI: f :
Surname In Full = Regideate j
ee eee ar —_e_ { : Ns Date: 5".October, 2005
BURROWS Owen Augustus Salesman Sapphire Ridge, San Souci q ,
; FERGUSON - Ricardo ° Senior Master Kennedy Subdivision, Nassau Signed: Antionette Storr
: : 4 (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
SMITH-HANNA Raina ‘Teacher "Step Street, Fox Hill " ee ;
HIGGINS Dwayne L. Teaches j fioh manald Bind wer Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
JOHNSON — Priscilla Teacher Nassau ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
Eugenia Oe
. NAIRN . Andra Vincent Teacher . Sutton Street, Nassau C. C. SWEETING SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
RMING oe -. Kim Guidance Counselor Royal Valley Subdivision ;
Ye SEARS : Ivan Kent : ae Equipment | .Yamacraw Beach Estate BOMGEOE ae a TIONS
eas erator ] Rd
So DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only -
candidates standing nominated: in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.





- Candidate Other Names: Occupation Place of
Surname In Full: : i! ’ Residence
DEMERITIE Terry Valarie. Broker/Realtor Nassau
FOWLER '» Patricia Teacher Faith Avenue, Nassau
_ ROLLE Caroline M Teacher Tropical Gardens, Nassau
SANDS i _,. Lavaughn Patrice Educator : Nadsaa! ;
SM aw Ghrisigphens ~—— SemiariMastensc Hill sidé Estate;Nassau




PARRIS-UBANI r “Marjorie Janene eee -Guidance Counsellor Queens Road, Nassau
WILCHOMBE Edith Olga Teacher Nassau

WILLIAMS. Inell Elizabeth Renee. Nassau

WOOD i Judy Yvonne Teacher #28 Tack Fish Drive, Nassau



Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: ‘Delores Ingraham °°
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner *

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR
C. I. GIBSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the ‘candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. .

* . Candidate ‘Occupation



Other Names . Place of
- Surname - Io Full Residence
‘BAIN-CURTIS Dorothy Diana Teacher Coral Harbour ‘ ;
-COOPER Joseph Gordon __ Safety Bhgineer Fox Hill
HANN Charmaine Jacinta. Teacher Millers Height
JOHNSON Kevin Luther Teacher Kool Acres 7

“PALACIOUS Deidre Patrice Front Desk Agent Nassau, Bahamas

PRATT ' Annette Yvonne Teacher Grace Avenue, Marathon Estates
cs ___ Kayla Veronica. __Self-emplyed Blue Berry Hills, Fox Hill

-- WHYMMS Mavis Francina Legal Asistant Garden Hills

' Date: 5" October, 2005









: Candidate Other Names . Occupation Place of Signed: Lillian Hall

t Surname in Full Residence (for) Parliamentary Commissioner

: BROWN Jacqueline. Nail Technician Kool Air Drive, Nassau : ee ' :

( . ‘Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

* “CARGILL Ava Banker New Providence

f ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS

? ELDON KimberleyM. - Sales Representative #55 East Par, Nassau ; FOR

I ;

4 : .

,, JOHNSON Kevin Joseph Hotelier Nassau, Bahamas C.R. WALKER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

‘ .

. KEMP Dwayne Bank Branch Manager #15 Lawson Street, Nassau

\ NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

¢ PRATT Bastien Computer Consultant #68 Woodland Way, Nassau DECLARATION OF RESULT

i SAMUELS Cheryl Caroline M. Teacher/Educator Hampton St, Imperial Park Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
geen oa candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
i wines evn ee ates Naseue panama DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.
é Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
( Date: 5" October, 2005 - Surname In Full Residence
. ARTHUR Samuel Jr Bel Air Estatest

Mechanic
Signed: Telford Munnings s
‘ (for) Parliamentary Commissioner

BARNWELL Juliette Juanita Retired Hospital Lane
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c R. WALKER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Residence



CARTWRIGHT Michael Superintendent Village Road

CHIPMAN Reece Dean Accountant Cable Beach Manor
HALL-CAMPBELL _ Virginia E. Executive officer Lake View Drive
HAMILTON Sonia Events Planner Sea Breeze Drive

MILLER Jerome Harris Stylist Artist Yamacraw Beach Ests.
PEET Cyril Ira Insurance Broker . 36 Retirement Road
THEOPHILUS Ludell Elfreda Consultant/Lecturer Theophilus Close, Oakes Field

Date: 5 October, 2005

Signed: Julian Anderson
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

C. V. BETHEL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND ;
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board, °

Candidate Other Names Occupation » Place of
Surname In Full , Residence
BRAYNEN Nelson. Chauffeur Zinnia St. Kennedy. Subdivision
‘COLEBY —~S*é«CACdC tt Gary —=—~—=Avviation Manager +‘ WindwoodlslesRoadG.G.
DORMEUS Exanna National Youth Officer Pinewood Dive
MURPHY Charles Chief Inspection - HMP Hopkins Drive, Coral Harbour
NOTTAGE fs Carl es Teacher Infant View Rd, Chippingham
ROLLE/ADDERLEY. Bloneva Patricia Teacher . #8 Honesty Road
PEARSON Rhinehart Retired #10 Buttonwood Drive, Seabreeze
ROLLE/ADDERLEY Bloneva Patricia. Teacher a #8 Honesty Road
“SKIPPINGS Yvonne Supervisor- NIB Blue Bonnet @ Marigold, South
: : ; Beach ;
STRACHAN : Paulette Housewife Talbot Road, Nassau Village

CC CTS

Date: 5 October, 2005 ,

Signed: Eulease Beneby
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Forni of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

DORIS JOHNSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
"NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS

AND :
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

| Candidate ©» Other Names : Occupation Place of
. Surname In Full ioe : Residence
GLINTON Edna Darlene Teacher : Garden Close, Garden View
MAJOR Andrew M Teacher Wilson Track, Englerston
McCOY Harcourt Terrell Teacher Seabreeze, Estate
MILLER Fane Marie Filing Assistant Foxdale, Subdivision
MINNIS Carol D. 7 Guidance Caunsellor: Danilage Estate
SAUNDERS aor Teacher ~~ « Prince Charles Drive
SMALL . Byron S.. = Senior Master ; #3 Greenway Drive
Administrator’ ,

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Geoffrey McPhee

(fur) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names ‘Occupation Place of

Surname In Full Residence
ADDERLEY Jacob Circulation Distributor, Nassau Yellow Elder Garden
Guardian
ARMBRISTER Angelius Philip Acting Director, Testing Services Eastern Road, Nassau
C.O.B. :
FRANCIS Wendell Businessman . Belair Estate, Nassau
HAMILTON Annamae Senior Secretary Garden Hills, Nassau
HORTON Francina _ Accountant _ South Beach, Nassau
JACKSON Rhoda First Assistant Secretary, Foreign Oakes Field, Nassau
Affairs -
“LOCKHART- Sophia Tania Store Manager Millennium Garden,
MINUS : : Nassau
MORTIMER _ Julliann Taxi Driver Sunset Park
SMALL Annishka . Sales Consultant Miami Street, Nassau

Date: 5" October, 2005

Signed: Linda Major
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner





Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR -.,

R. M. BAILEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND |
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate _ Other Names Occupation Place of
- Surname In Full Residence



- CUNNINGHAM __ Perry R. Educator Imperial Park, Nassau

FOX Sandra Auditor Clifton Street, Nassau

FRAZER Nelrose Draftsman Park Forest, Carmichael Rd.
HEPBURN Cynthia Secretary — Cox Way — East Street
NEWBOLD. ~_Inderia L. Student : Soldier Rd. :

ROLLE Brian K. Contractor #104 Minnie Street

SANDS “Janet Sharon: _ Senior Clerk Colony Village
SOLOMON Hilton E. Supervisor Gleniston Gardens hake
TAYLOR Gregory H. Clergyman . Palmetto Village \

Date: 5" October, 2005:
Signed: Dressler Sherman
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In.a Uncontested Election ©

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR
FREEPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
- DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election; ARE HEREBY -
_ DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.'

Candidate Other Names Occupation Z Place of

Surname In Full Residence

BARNETT _ Ivan Warehouse Assistant #23 Pearl Avenue; G.B.
FORBES _ Dorene Domestic Engineer #15 Beachway Drive, GB.

ROBERTS Roy Thaddeus’ Teacher #562 Jamaica Avenue, G.B.



~ Date: 5 October, 2005

Signed: Colotha Mortimer
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

- ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR < - ae

HUGH W. CAMPBELL PRIMARY SCHOOL |.

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
DECLARATION OF RESULT

Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY —
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation “. “Place of -

Surname In Full ‘ Residence
BAIN ’ . Francis John - Retired #14 Increase Way, Freeport 7

GARLAND "Alicia Ang 7... Educator Freeport, Grand Bahama

OUTTEN “Elrod * ; Sales Manager #5 Victoria Avenue, Freeport 7

ROBERTS Inell Lauretta Office Clerk Feat Grand Bahama

ROLLE Annie Estella Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
#11 Breamer Circle, Freeport

SMITH Pleasant Dantie Registry Clerk



Date: 5 October, 2005
_ Signed: Betty McCartney :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election

ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR

MARTIN T OWN PRIMARY SCHOOL

NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND
DECLARATION OF RESULT



Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the
only candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE
HEREBY DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above
mentioned School Board.

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place

Surname In Full Residence
ARCHER - Vanda Unemployed Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock
BECKLES Annie J Director of Administrative #22 Robert Maynard Drive, Freepc

Services
“ COX Eunice L Chef Seagrape, Eight Mile Rock

JONES David McDonald — Taxi Driver #70 Pine Forest, Eight Mile Rock
JONES Uta Pollyanna Cook Matin Hill, Eight Mile Rock
SEYMOUR Nacy Patronella Janitress Jones Town, Eight Mile Rock
WILLIAMS Mahalia Yokie Administrative Asst. = Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock



Date: 5" October, 2002

‘Signed: Victoria Wright
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner
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Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election ST. GEORGES HIGH SCHOOL



ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of -
FOR Surname In Full Residence
SMITH - Cornelius Alvin Air Traffic Controller #7 Seahorse Lane, G.B.
LEWIS YARD PRIMARY SCHOOL
SMITH Sylvia Vanria Teacher #212 Rutherford Close, G.B.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS or
AND Date: 5“ October, 2005
DECLARATION OF RESULT
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only / ae ee pape a
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY . (for) Parliamentary Commissioner
tioned 1 Board. : as :
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentione School Boar Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of . ELECTION OF nee MEMBERS

Surname In Full Residence
BARLETT HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

ARMBRISTER Sandra Suzanne Teacher #164 Pigeon Plum Close, G.B.







a
FARRINGTON Judith Angella Teacher Lewis Yard, G.B. NOTICE oo
FORBES Walton Senior Porter Lewis Yard, G.B. NOTICE OF POLL
ee eeeeFSFSNeSeSeeEeSeSeSFsssiel Welbourn Crest GG BW Hi ae NOTICE is hereby gi th i i i
; : y given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the
mars . eens Pons #251 Melboume Crest; OE: above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on
: : ‘ Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at
MCINTOSH Barbara Ann Waitress Lewis Yard, G.B. shecbovesamed Scheer
ea Ea Me ee :
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Date: 5" October, 2005 Surname In Full Residence
GARLAND . Patricia Janitress Pine Forest Estate
Signed: Rodney Smith
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner HARVEY Gretel May Teacher Bartlett Hill
PENNINGTON Wilhemena Janitress Bootle Bay _
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
RAHMING-FERGUSON Natasha Sabrina __ Beautician Hepbum Town
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS :
ROLLE Charles Sylvester Contractor Hepbum Town

FOR

ROLLE Ella Pauline Housewife Hepburn Town
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS SIMMONS Eleanor Secretary Hanna Hill

AND
; SMITH Clarence School Securi Eight Mile Rock

DECLARATION OF RESULT
STUBBS Natasha Monique Cashier ; Pine Forest Estate

Date: 5" October, 2005

EIGHT MILE ROCK HIGH SCHOOL



Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.

: Signed: E. Patson Neely
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner

Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of :
Surname In Full Residence Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
Ss Geet CSREES Baya ote meee ee ‘
_ ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
CAPRON Teresa Monike Unemployed #53 Tudor Gardens, Albacore Dr FOR
DEAN Dyan Selfemployed___ Martin Town, Eight Mile Rock MAURICE MOORE PRIMARY SCHOOL
GLINTON Jonathan Bradley ‘Contractor Holmes Rock, Grand Bahama NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
. AND

y

NOTICE OF POLL

BLACK-MUNNINGS __Deloris Janitress Eight Mile Rock

NOTICE is hereby given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the
above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on
Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at

the above named School.



poesia Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Date: 5" October, 2005 Surname Css Tin Pull 0° 0% bey Residence
ALLEN Matthew Keith Pastor South Bahamia, G.B.
Signed: Sandra Edgecombe :
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner BURROWS Anne Renee Teacher #14 Tennents Road, G.B.
COX-STRACHAN Debra M. Social Worker Grand Bahama
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election
; EDGECOMBE Keshi Lavanka Senior Mistress #7 Florin Drive, G.B.
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
FOR ELLIS Tammy Lee Teacher 13 Cutlass Ave, Freeport
JACK HAYWARD HIGH SCHOOL HIELD Daleina S. Janitress #5 Faith Avenue, G.B.
INGRAHAM Allan Electronic Engineer #21 Sandpiper Place, G.B.
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS : ;
AND. MISSICK Verona Bernadine Teacher. 24 Samoa Drive, Freeport
ey : ae OF RESULT PRATT Evelyn Janitress #1 Gambier Drive, G.B.
Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only a Pe a ee et
Date: 5" October, 2005

candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY

DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board.
Signed: Sheila Scavella

(for) Parliamentary Commissioner



Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Resid .
—V—'_—_om ere esience Form of Notice of Nomination In A Contested Election
BARNETT Ivan Warehouse Assistant #23 Pearl Avenue, G.B.
; : ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS
BARR Keith Warren Vice Principal Albacore Drive, G.B. FOR
“COOPER __— Helena Andrea = Administrative Assistant Mather Town, G.B. WALTER P. PARKER PRIMARY SCHOOL
a Se, Sth eke es tae ne a ote ee re ee
KNOWLES Kenneth Anthony Store Manager #18 Clerkenwell Place, GB. NOTICE ee
NOTICE OF POLL ~

Megs pe ee ne eet fc ee or ee
Date: 5" October, 2005 NOTICE is hereby given that the candidates named below stand nominated in the

above mentioned election and NOTICE is hereby given that the Poll will take place on

Tuesday the 25" day of October, 2005, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at

Signed: Benjamin Stubbs the above named School.































(for) Parliamentary Commissioner Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Surname In Full Residence
BAIN Rose, Mari Seamstress
_ , Freeport, Grand Bah
Form of Notice of Nomination In a Uncontested Election a
~BARNETT Wycliffe Emmanuel _ Barber -__ Freeport, Grand Bahama
ELECTION OF SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS : .
FOR GARVEY Apri Business Woman Freeport, Grand Bahama
ST. GEORGES HIGH SCHOOL GREENE Paulette Minerva Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
HART Raquel Maureen Sales Executive Freeport, Grand Bahama
NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS
AND MARTINBOROUGH Warren Nehemiah Sr. V/P Global United Ltd. Freeport, Grand Bahama
DECLARATION OF RESULT
MCPHEE Harold Daniel Terminal Operator Freeport, Grand Bahama
_ Notice is hereby given that the candidates named below being the only MORRIS Shirl
candidates standing nominated in the above mentioned election, ARE HEREBY - aes ee Ena une nie
DECLARED elected to serve as members of the above mentioned School Board. a
PINDER Godfrey Tyrone Assistant Supervisor Freeport, Grand Bahama
Candidate Other Names Occupation Place of
Sarumes ~ InFull esidcale ROBERTS Kenneth Genrett Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
ALBURY Melvina Sana apo Wenicn Cis. CE. THOMPSON Stephanie Anquinette Banker Freeport, Grand Bahama
FOWLER Patrice Indianna Seamstress #148 Ponce De Leon, G.B. WILLIAMS Marcia Lynn Teacher Freeport, Grand Bahama
KNOWLES Leevan Augustus Teacher Freeport, G.B. YOUNG Clayton Eugene Plumber #91 Coral Reef Estates
RUSSELL Ricardo Anton “Educator ~—~—~—~SO YellowPine Stree, GB. Date: 5" October, 2005
SAUNDERS Kenneth Rodger II Technician #20 Amunsden Lane. G.B. :

Signed: Barbara Thompson
(for) Parliamentary Commissioner


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Nee DOES SN | AMERICA GAIN WITH eee TRADE?

Economic failure

stagnation, social unrest —

BY MARK WEISBROT
weisbrot@cepr.net

T he winds of political and economic
change are reaching severe storm lev-
els in Latin America, and it’s not difficult to
see why: The region has suffered a 25-year
economic failure, unprecedented in its
modern history.

At a recent conference in Bogota, José
Serra — the mayor of Brazil’s mega-city of
Sao Paulo — argued that “the Washington
Consensus” had failed in Latin America,
and that a new economic model
needed to be created.

Serra served as-:health minister
in the previous (centrist) Brazilian |
government and is currently poll-
ing close to President Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva for the 2006 election.
He pointed out that Brazil in the
1960s and ’70s had one of the fast- _
est-growing economies in the world. Sincé
1980, Brazil’s income per person has grown
by less than one-half percent annually.

Serra is right. Brazil would have Euro-
pean living. standards today if its economy
had continued to grow as it did prior to
1980. The story is similar for Mexico, which
doubled its income per person from 1960 to
1980 but has seen lackluster growth since
then.

For the region as a whole, growth in GDP
(or income) per person — the most basic
measure of economic success or failure —
was about 80 percent from 1960 to 1979, but
only Il percent for the 1980-1999 period and
a mere 3 percent for 2000-2004.

Higher interest rates

There is.no way to hide a collapse like
‘this. A generation and a half has lost out on
a chance to improve their living standards.
The failure occurred during a period in
which Latin American governments
adopted a number of economic reforms that
were supposed to promote economic
growth. These reforms were strongly
advocated by the United States, as well
as Washington-dominated institutions
such as the IMF and World Bank, some-
times with considerable economic and
’ political pressure,
Trade was liberalized, and average
tariffs cut by half since the
70s. Restrictions on interna-
- tional investment flows were
' abolished or drastically
reduced in most countries. In -
"the 1990s alone, more than ©
$178 billion of state-owned
industries were priva- _
tized — more than 20 .
times the value of privati-
zation in Russia after the
collapse of the Soviet Union.
Governments also. adopted -
higher interest rates and tighter
fiscal policies. The short-term
interest rate set by Brazil’s.
central bank is currently at
19.5 percent, as compared
with 3.75 percent in
the United States. The result-

ing ;
long-term failure has produced a pop-
ular and electoral backlash against the



THE MILITARY

BY JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY
jgalloway@krwashington. com

¢ rmies are fragile institutions and, for
A® their might, easily broken.”

Remember those words? They

- were published in my Sept. 28, 2003, column
in this newspaper. I laid out the recipe for
how to break a magnificent Army that had
taken nearly two decades to rebuild itself in
the wake of the Vietnam debacle.

In that early fall two years ago, Defense
Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was still run-
ning victory laps and the words of his boss,
President Bush, were still ringing: “Bring ‘em
on!”

Sadly, those two were, and still are, in
charge.

Now they’ve broken the Army, and after
this administration is history, it will take 12
or 15 or 20 years to repair the damage it’s
inflicted on an institution that our country

desperately needs in a century as dangerous
as this one.

Both political parties, though, have failed
the American voter by offering up candi-



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WEISBROT

Prophetic words: Armies
are easily broken.

reforms, which are often labeled “neoliber-
_alism” in Latin America.

In the last seven years, left-populist can-
didates running against “neoliberal” poli-
cies have taken the presidency in Argentina,
Brazil, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Bolivia is possibly next. And in Mexico, for-
mer Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel
Lépez Obrador of the left opposition Demo-
cratic Revolutionary Party, wuo has
denounced “25 years of economic failure” in.
Mexico, is in the lead for next uses s presi-
dential election.

The electoral revolt has already
produced some positive results.
Argentina, after engaging in the
largest sovereign debt default ever,
rejected the IMF’s economic pre-
scriptions, took a hard line with |
foreign creditors, and — without
any outside assistance — has
grown by about 9 percent annually
for the last two and a half years.

Venezuela’s government-has kept its
promise to share the country’s oil wealth
with its poor majority, providing. free
healthcare, subsidized food and much
improved access to education and literacy
._programs.

For its part, Washington has. yet to
accept the new reality. Given the impor-
tance of Florida-based Cuban Americans in
our national elections, it is politically more
convenient here to blame Venezuelan Presi-
dent Hugo Chavez — or even Fidel Castro
— for the growing political and social
unrest in the region. But these revolts are
very much home-grown and the predictable
result of a prolonged, failed economic —
‘experiment.

Mark Weisbrot is co-direc-
_ tor of the Center for Eco-
nomic and Policy Research,
a liberal . Washington
think-tank.



dates for high office who,
in simpler times, would ®ALLOWAY
barely have qualified for tax and feathers and



- rides out of town.

How can I say this about the Army when:
just a week ago, at the Association of the U.S.
Army convention, Secretary of the Army
Francis J. Harvey and a veritable galaxy of
stars were declaring, under orders, that
everything in the Army was just fine; better
than good; never better.

I say this because we don’t jump when
Rumsfeld yells frog, an! I look at the evi-
dence that accumulates day by day. I hear
this from other generals, active and retired:
The U.S. Army is utterly broken and in need
of immediate repair.

It’s not just recruitment, although that’s
bad enough this year and looks as if it will be
a great deal worse in fiscal 2006. The Army
fell more than 7,000 bodies short of recruit-
ing the number of soldiers it needs this year.
Some say that shortfall will become 15,000 or

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BY MARIO DIAZ-BALART
www.house.gov/mariodiaz-balart.

trade.

whereas today .all 34 member
states have democratic, constitu-
tional governments.
Furthermore, according to. the
2005 Index of Economic Freedom
jointly published by The Heritage
Foundation and The Wall Street
Journal, 20 of the 26 Latin Ameri-
can and Caribbean nations have

since 1995,

States and Latin America.

. ter life for their citizens.”

nomic boost.
Stable

foreign assistance.

intent

region —

cut young democracies.

‘ According to a recent Herald arti-
cle, China’s trade with Latin America dur-

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC -

Successes have been
wrought against all odds’

BY MARIFELI PEREZ-STABLE .
marifeli@starpower.net

that emerged in Latin America after -
1978. During the 1990s, it had one of the

I t is the oldest among the democracies

region’s fastest-growing economies. More
than 70 percent of its people rank democ-
racy as the best form of government. Yes,
that’s the Dominican Republic.

By fits and starts, Dominicans have com-
piled an unheralded success story in an
inauspicious context. We are, after all, talk-
ing about a country that suffered the scourge
of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo (1930-1961) and
then lived under the tutelage or the shadow
of Joaquin Balaguer (1961-2002). ‘In 1978, the
Dominican Republic’s first ever peaceful
transfer of power finally took place.

What is the Dominican balance sheet?

In the plus column:

e Upon assuming power, the Dominican
Revolutionary Party (PRD) secured civil lib-
erties and a climate of freedom. After voters

O nce a region of despots, Latin Amer-
ica is now predominantly made up of
burgeoning democracies, and the primary
U.S.-backed economic reform in helping
these young democracies stabilize and
develop their economic promise is free

In 1974, 10 of the then:23 members of
the Organization of American States had
democratically elected governments,



DIAZ-BA
improved their economic-freedom scores

President Bush wisely made passing the
Central American Free Trade Agreement
(CAFTA-DR) a major legislative priority
because he understands that free trade is
key to the futures of both the United

-“As CAFTA helps create’ jobs. and
opportunity in the United States,” Bush
said when signing CAFTA into law, “it will
help the democracies of Central America
and the Dominican Republic deliver a bet-

By passing: CAFTA-DR, we immedi-
_ately eliminated tariffs on nearly 80 per-
cent of U.S. products shipped to those
nations, which will make it easier for U.S.
_ goods to be purchased and increase sales.
But the long-term value and geo-
‘political significance of this
'-trade agreement far out-
weighs the short-term eco-

economies
- allow. countries and
the hemisphere. as a
whole to become more
peaceful,. democratic
and prosperous. Trade
agreements such as
CAFTA-DR will do
More to raise working
standards, reduce pov-
erty, discourage illegal
immigration and pro-

‘ vide economic oppor-

_ tunities than anything
-we could. accomplish
by simply providing

Right now, China is
on. -heavily,
increasing its. invest-
ment. and trade in
Latin America. Mean-
while; tyrants in the
namely
Cuba’s Fidel Castro and
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

— are actively trying to
incite socialist shifts and under-





+ Seinen ee
democracy, prosperity

ing the past five years “has grown at an
annual rate of 42 percent, reaching
nearly $22 billion last year,” and “more
than half of China’s foreign investments
have been directed at Latin America to
acquire natural resources.” |

. With subversive intentions, Cuba

sends doctors to other nations even

while leaving many Cubans without —
access to decent healthcare. Chavez -

uses his strongman grip on Venezuela’s .

oil supply to peddle influence in neigh-

boring countries, even going so far as to
fund Colombian rebels.

It is in our nation’s eco-
nomic and national-security
interests that we confront these
anti-democracy forces. Clearly,
the United States needs to con-
tinue providing foreign assis-
tance to Latin American coun-
T tries. _

This year, the United States is pro-
viding an estimated $1.8: billion of for-

- eign assistance to Latin America and
the Caribbean. Aid programs cover a
variety of issues including counter-nar-
cotics, poverty reduction and economic
growth. Yet, as important and benefi- '
cial as these programs can be, much
more important to the future of Latin

- America — and to the United States —
is freé trade throughout the hemi- —
sphere.



Free trade strengthens U.S.
ties throughout the region
instead of ceding political
influence to China and others
opposed to democracy.

Free trade enables free Latin Ameri-
can nations to develop strong eco-
nomic infrastructures and improve
economic stability and prosperity.
This strengthens U.S. ties throughout
the region instead of ceding political
influence to China and others opposed
to democratic government and eco-
nomic freedom. ;

Furthermore, by binding our econo-.
mies through trade, we make it in
those nations’ self-interests to fight
‘corruption, crime, drug traffickers and
terrorists.

Wheréas foreign assistance is gkin
deep, free trade with free democracies
works from deep within to make key
strides toward a’ prosperous and
peaceful tomorrow.

After all, free and healthy econo-
mies foster peaceful, democratic soci-
eties.

_ U.S.-backed economic reforms are
. working, but we cannot forget about
our neighbors. As these young democ-
racies continue to grow and prosper, -
they will continue to be among our
strongest allies.

U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.,
is a member of the House Budget Com-

mittee. oy



PEREZ-STABLE

returned him to the presi-
dency in 1986, Balaguer — his record of
repression notwithstanding — did not
rescind the PRD’s gains which dave
remained a fixture.

e In response to electoral fraud in 1990
and 1994, civil society mobilized and played
an important part in ensuring free and fair
elections in 1996 and thereafter. Voter turn-
out is consistently high.

e Political parties are strong and
strongly rooted in the citizenry.

In the minus column:

e Corruption has been a blight on every
administration since 1978. Long after Trujillo
and Balaguer’s last presidency (1994-1996),
Dominican politics remains suffused by an
officeholder culture of self-entitlement and
patronage.

e Even in the face of a rapidly expanding
economy, social cents have continued to
accumulate.

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N ow we know. Despite the generally excei-
lent work that we have come to expect
from our national hurricane forecasters, they
are laboring under enormous handicaps — not
enough money, equipment or manpower, and
not enough attention from Washington. This is
the alarming but inescapable conclusion drawn
from The Herald’s four-part series, Blind Eye,
that ran last week [To read the series online, go
to herald.com, click on Herald Investigation,
Blind Eye]. i’

Better forecasts are possible, and the payoff
would be fewer deaths and less destruction. But
improvements must be made before another
series of disastrous storms strikes. The prob-
lems can be fixed for relatively little cost if
Washingion responds positively instead of with
a knee-jerk defense of the status quo. .

More than 200 people were interviewed ior
the report. Every former director of the Miami-
based Hurricane Center dating back to Robert
Simpson in the 1970s came forward to say that
the absence or poor maintenance of weather-
observing equipment and chronic cuts to
research are a huge problem. Commendably,
the current director, Max Mayfield, whose chief
concern is trying to save lives, spoke up as weil.
It is impossible to make the most accurate fore-
cast when the tools aren’t there, he said.

Jnfortunately, Hurricane Center directors
have been reluctant to go public for fear that
they could be fired for speaking up or trying to
cut through the Washington, bureaucracy.
“Woe be to me if I phoned a senator,” said Neil
Frank, who served as director for 13 years an
sought more funding.

e The problem: Some 45 hurricanes have
made landfall since Hurricane Andrew in 1992,
but forecasters have had to cope with a lack of
basic weather-observing equipment during
nearly half of these emergencies. The net result





The Army is"
broken — and
in need of
repair

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20,000 during the next 12 months, even |
though the Army hopes to throw lots of
money at the problem.

If Congress approves, the Army plans
to double its $20,000 enlistment bonus
for trigger-pullers to $40,000. And if a
_ young enlistee further agrees to be sent
to one of the divisions bound for Iraq or §
Afghanistan in the next rotation, he’ll
get an extra pay raise of $400 a month |
for 36 months. . |

Has it come to that? Must we now — |
acknowledge that the only way we can :
attract young Americans to protect and |
defend us is to buy. them? The Army has
already relaxed its once-sacred stan-
dards so that twice as many recruits
who score in the lowest category on }
mental aptitude tests can enlist, along :
with many more high school dropouts :
and other borderline candidates. |

Now Harvey has laid out how, with- |
out increasing the Army’s strength, he’ll |
beef up what he calls “the operational
Army,” the Army that kills people and
blows things up, without increasing the
long-term permanent strength of the /
Army by even one soldier above the, i
hopelessly low.-total of 482,400. It’s.a. |
brilliant capitalist stroke worthy of a
cold-blooded CEO. We'll hire civilians’ ;
who like to be paid low civil-service
wages to replace military people who /
treat and nurse the wounded coming |
home from Iraq; replace those who han- :
dle payroll issues for other soldiers; :
replace those who do a thousand crappy :
jobs well because they know that what
they do is important to other soldiers. |
Then we can ship the “savings” off to |
Iraq or some other preemptive war.

Another part of the plan calls for
shutting down some of, the Army
schoolhouses and: shifting more than
11,000 of those who educate and train
soldiers to more lethal jobs. It seems
somewhat counterintuitive to reduce
training at the same time that we begin
to fill the ranks with the less intelligent,
less fortunate or just plain unlucky who
walk the streets of the black and His-
panic ghettos and people from the hills
and hollows of Appalachia.

If contracting out Army work to the
private sector — the Halliburtons and
Blackwaters — works so blessed well,
why then don’t we contract out our
national defense in its entirety to the
bottom-line guys?

No doubt the private sector would be
‘happy to bid on our wars and fight them
for cost plus 20 percent. They could hire
all the military people put out of work
when we close down the Army and
Marine Corps and Navy and Air Force.
We could put in a penalty clause if they
lose the war.

Joseph L. Galloway is the senior mili-
tary correspondent for Knight Ridder
Newspapers.





JESUS DIAZ JR., PUBLISHER | TOM FIEDLER



EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR



The Hliami Herald | EDITORIAL

Better storm predictions possible





| URGENT PRIORITIES:



with no limits on flight hours. -



and the eastern Atlantic.

was that forecasts were often way offcourse.

Last year’s Hurricane Charley, forecast as a
Category 2 storm to strike the Tampa area, hit
the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte area instead as
a powerful Category 4 hurricane. Unfortu-
nately, there were a number of forecasting defi-
ciencies: Weather-observing stations along the

_ Florida coast were malfunctioning; the govern-

ment’s $43-million Gulfstream jet with up-do-
date equipment was grounded in the hours



' @ $100 millionin facility, equipment and researcher costs to upgrade.and strengthen
computers and computer power required by forecasters...

® $100 million for a second Gulfstream jet to fly in the environment around a hurricane,

® $4 million to add 13 buoys.recommended by the Hurricane Center for the Bahamas

OUR OPINION: A SMALL INVESTMENT |
WOULD SAVE LIVES, MONEY, PROPERTY

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before landfall; and two turboprop planes
-weren’t flown at all. Other equipment failures,

have been all too common. Busted buoys, miss-
ing weather balloons, inoperable Doppler
radars and other sensors — all have contributed

to the failure to provide the most accurate fore-
"investigation. But there is little time to waste

casts possible. ee

e The remedy: Much of.the problem has
do with money. and tight budgets. The Gulf-
stream jet, an invaluable flying weather station,





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is budgeted for only 250 hours. It was grounded
for a critical period before Katrina made land-

fall in Florida because, as Mr. Mayfield

explained, he did not want to “break the bank,”
thus potentially missing the chance to detect
Katrina’s sudden turn into South Dade. A sec-
ond jet would cost an.estimated $100 million,
with an additional $3 million to $5 million per
year for additional flight crews. —

In all, the increased cost of fixing the system
comes to about $353 million, with about $54 mil-
lion in annual recurring costs. A lot of money?
You bet, but compare that to the $50-billion
first installment to help the victims of Katrina
in Louisiana and Mississippi. How much of that
could have been avoided with a better, earlier
prediction of the ultimate landfall? How many
lives could have been saved? .

Some critics blame the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
National Weather Service, the parent agencies
of the ‘Hurricane Center, for diverting
resources elsewhere.

We do not doubt that these agencies face

agonizing decisions about the proper allocation

of funds. But, really, shouldn’t Katrina and Rita
— and this and last year’s hurricane seasons —
be convincing evidence that the lives and well-
being of tens of millions of Americans are at

"increased risk as a result of a cycle of intensi-

fied hurricanes? This public-safety issue
demands immediate attention. Be

@ The role of Congress: Ultimately, it’s up
to Congress to appropriate the money neces-
sary to repair our impaired forecasting system.
The disclosures in The Herald’s series may
prompt hearings; certainly, the issue merits

before the next hurricane season. The Herald’s
report offers a blueprint for much-needed
improvements.



I DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
| SUCCESSES
bg. eos ge Paes
| ‘against all
|odds’

* PEREZ-STABLE

e Under irregular circumstances,
presidential reelection was reintro-
duced in 2004.

There are, of course, many other
entries in both columns. Mine are
meant to highlight the setting of the
crisis that befell the Dominican
Republic during the PRD adminis-
tration of Hipdlito Mejia ~
(2000-2004). and how the nation has
dealt with it... et

_Between 1996 and. 2000, Leonel
| Fernandez of the Dominican Libera- .
'. tion Party (PLD) presided over
2 impressive economic growth and. .
| . significant efforts to modernize the.
| ‘state. A combination of factors — a |
©. perennial energy crisis, unaddressed ~.
social problems, corruption allega- .
tions and an uninspiring candidate ., -
— weakened the PLD, and Mejia
-won handily. ° Bh ad ag Roe ed

The new president quickly popu- .
lated the ministries with PRD cro- .
nies who used their offices to
advance partisan and personal inter- . .
ests. In 2003, a monumental fraud by
Baninter — the country’s third-larg- ..
est bank — grievously compounded ©
an incipient slowdown. The econ-
omy shrank, inflation surged, the
peso collapsed, public debt doubled
and capital fled. Bailing out Baninter
cost Dominicans about $2.2 billion, -
ie., 15 percent of GDP. At the same.
time, Mejia ramrodded an electoral
reform that allowed him to stand for °
reelection in May 2004. The PRD
spent untold amounts of public mon-
ies pursuing that doomed effort.

Sounds messy, and it was in
almost every way but the one that
mattered. While the campaign had
its-share of troubles and rumors
swirled that Mejia would hijack the
results, the PLD’s Fernandez won
decisively. As usual, voters turned
out in droves. After 14 months in
office, Fernandez has steered the
economy out of the trough. A repeat
of the “golden” 1990s is, however,
nowhere in sight. Redressing social
deficits and confronting endemic
corruption remain a steep but urgent
climb. .

_ Dominican democracy works well
enough. Otherwise Mejia might have
been brought down by massive dem-
onstrations or elite shenanigans
before his term expired. But the ©
Dominican Republic is no Bolivia or
Ecuador. Like Argentines in
2001-2002, Dominicans found an
institutional way out of their recent
crisis.. Though their country must
still do much better, we should her-
ald the successes that have been
wrought against all odds.

Marifeli Pérez-Stable is vice presi-
dent for democratic governance at the
Inter-American Dialogue in Washing-
ton, D.C.








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A LOOK BACK AT
THE WEEK OF OCT. 9

IRAQ

e U.S. and Iraqi forces stepped up
security across Iraq on Thursday in
an effort to reduce insurgent
attacks aimed at wrecking
Saturday’s constitutional
referendum. Interior Minister
Bayan Baker Solagh announced a
raft of security measures during all
or part of the period from
Thursday to Monday, including an
extended nationwide curfew, a
weapons and driving ban and
international border closures.

e On Wednesday, Iraqi lawmakers
approved a set of last-minute
amendments to the constitution
designed to win minority Sunni
Arab support for the charter.
Under the deal, Shiite, Sunni and
Kurdish leaders agreed that a
panel would consider further
revisions once general elections
are held in December. Other
measures reiterated the country’s
unity and Arab character. Still,
several Sunni groups continued to
oppose the draft.

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becoming embroiled.in “side _
issues like religion.” Conservative
critics have complained that Miers
lacks a clear judicial philosophy
and have questioned whether she
is the best-qualified nominee.
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remains undercover and is known
publicly only as “Jose,” will soon
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claimed responsibility, and Russi:
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