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Volume: 101 No.267





ARTHUR FOULKES ON THE
FUTURE OF THE SENATE



e SEE NEWS SECTION PAGE TWO

Four held
after stabbing
in nightclub

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

GLENN Fulford, the teenag-
er stabbed and beaten to death
over the weekend at a Nassau
nightclub, in his last words told
his best friend: “Iam going to
die.”

Seconds later, Glenn passed
away in front of scores revellers
as his killers fled the scene.

The brutal killing took place
at Waterloo nightclub on East
Bay Street in the early hours of
Friday morning. A group of
men pounced on him and left
him dying in a pool of blood.

Witnesses said ‘the males
accosted him near the pool, beat
him to the ground and kicked
and stomped his body until he
was motionless.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday Maurice Arm-
‘strong, best friend of the vic-
tim, said that while Glenn was
lying on the ground he said,
“Boy, I ga die.”

Maurice said he told his
friend: "You gat to fight this."

“He nodded his head and
told me ‘yeah’. After that he
just started trembling and took
his last breath,” said Maurice
as he reflected on the tragic end
to his friend’s life.

An older brother of the vic-
tim claimed Glenn and his
friend were pointed out to the
killers by a female. He felt the
attack was some kind of
reprisal.

Terran Fulford, Glenn’s:

brother, said he was on Cat
Island when he found out about



i GLENN Fulford

his brother's death.

When he called Nassau and
spoke with his mother, Virginia
Fulford, she told him: “They
take my baby from us.”

Yesterday, Glenn's family
went to identify his body. Ter-
ran said that when he saw
Glenn in the morgue, in reality
he knew it was him, but he
couldn’t come to grips with the
fact that it was his brother.

“J have to pass his room to
go to my room and I still some-
times feel like he is in there.
His room still smells like him,

SEE page 10

i MINISTER of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller talks to the press yesterday

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

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m@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

CONSUMERS will once again feel a
pinch at the pumps — after Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie Miller yester-
day announced yet another gas increase.

Starting tomorrow, Texaco consumers
in New Providence can expect to pay
$4.95 for gasoline, an increase of 92 cents,
and $3.99 for diesel, an increase of 2B
cents,

In some Family Islands, gas could be as"

much as $5.50 per gallon. .

Mr Miller said his ministry is still await-
ing word from the other two major dis-
tributors, Shell and Esso, to see if they,
too, will ask for an increase. °

Although Hurricane Katrina’s affect
on the oil industry has caused a spike in
gas prices, the three companies chose
not to increase prices to assist customers
at that time.

This latest increase will have a negative

effect on the country's entire economic

base, Mr Miller‘said, adding that it will
get worse before it gets better.
According to Mr Miller, what makes
matters worse is that the current order
which caused the increase came from the
same supplier in Venezuela which would
have been used if the proposed Petro-
Caribe initiative was being enforced.
Mr Miller said this is why it is

SEE page 10



Union threatens . Students sent home
after water failure

to shut down
casino industry

a By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE government has until
today to respond to the
Bahamas Public Service
Union's concerns regarding
the Gaming Board, or the

_union will shut down the casi-

no industry in the Bahamas.
John Pinder, president of
the BPSU, led Gaming Board
employees in a protest after
negotiations for a new indus-
trial agreement reached a

stalemate last well

He told The Tribune yes-
terday that if government does
not respond, “We will pull all

of our inspectors out of the’

casinos — and without the
inspectors, the casinos cannot
function.”

According to Mr Pinder
the government had pro-
posed a $.6 million contract
over a five-year period for
the 100 Gaming Board

SEE page 10

MORE than 1,300 high
school students were dismissed
from lessons yesterday when
sanitary conditions threatened
to deteriorate due to low water
pressure. ©

Students of C V Bethel High
School were sent home at noon
after a major leak in the
school's water system was dis-
covered.

Speaking with The Tribune,
superintendent Willard Barr
said the school had been expe-
riencing fluctuating water
pressure for the past few days,
but had been able to cope so
far.

However, he said, water pres-
sure reached an all-time low

J valand’s Preniiun Butter,

yesterday and the school's
administration decided to dis-
miss classes for the rest of the
day.

“When you have hardly any
water pressure it becomes very
difficult to maintain the neces-
sary sanitation standards," he
said.

“At press time last night,
technicians from the Ministry
of Works and the Water and
Sewerage Corporation were
working to repair the leak in
time for classes today.

"We are hopeful that school
will be reopened (today)," said
Mr Barr.

SEE page 10

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PAGE 2, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Time to make upper chamber



HERE was an attempt to con-

jure up a constitutional crisis
out of the recent manoeuvres around
the office of Leader of the Opposition.
But, clumsy though they may have
been, those activities came nowhere
near creating a constitutional crisis.

It is one thing to take advantage of a
political opponent’s embarrassing situ-
ations but it is quite something else to
alarm the public with irresponsible talk
about constitutional crisis,

No constitution can be so compre-
hensive and perfectly drafted as to avoid
all possibility of running into serious
problems at sometime or other. When
that does happen, those responsible for
sorting it out must rely on the spirit of
the document, conventions, useful
precedents and good old common sense.

The Constitution of the Bahamas says -

that the Governor General shall appoint
as Prime Minister the member of the
House of Assembly who is the leader of
the party with the majority in the
House.

It also makes provision for the
appointment of a Prime Minister in the
event of a dispute over leadership of
the party or in the event no party has a
majority in the House. But it does not
anticipate that after an election there
will be no-one in the House who is both
qualified and willing to accept the office.

The whole system and the very nature
of our politics make such an eventuali-
ty maybe not inconceivable but highly
unlikely. But if it were to happen, that

would certainly be a constitutional cri-

sis.

n the case.of Leader of the Oppo-
sition, the Constitution does not



be about refining our system of gov-—

ernment, not just to avoid crises but to
ensure flexibility and the sensible appli-
cation of democratic principles to our
particular circumstances. This used to be
described as using one’s imagination;



No constitution can be so
comprehensive and perfectly drafted
_as to avoid all possibility of running
into serious problems at sometime or

other





provide for the leader of an opposition
party to be Leader of the Opposition
but, in the first instance, the person who

is best able to command the support of ° of
the majority of members of the House ~

in opposition tothe Government.

else as Leader of the Opposition. But,
and this is the point, the Constitution
_ anticipates that there can be circum-
- stances in which no-one is both qualified

and willing to accept the appointment.

So it makes provision for the system
to function without a-Leader of the
Opposition. The Governor General
would act in her own deliberate judg-
ment in those instances where the
advice of the Leader of the Opposition
is ordinarily required.

In those cases where the Prime Min-

ister is required to act after consultation .

with the Leader of the Opposition, he
would then act without such consulta-
tion. This would be an unhappy situa-
tion and not in the best interest of
democratic government but it would
not make the Constitution unworkable
nor would it bring the business of legis-

lating and governing to a grinding halt. .

So instead of trying to manufacture
‘crises where there are none, we should





now it is called thinking out of the box.

Ithough we. like to refer to
ourselves: as practising the



» Westminster form of parliamentary
Failing that, there is further provi- ‘_
sion for the appointment of someone. |

democracy, there are some huge differ-

~ ences between what happens at Parlia-
~~ ment Square in Nassau and what hap-
" pens at Westminster Palace in London.

more relevant



So instead of trying to manufacture
crises where there are none, we
should be about refining our system
of government, not just to avoid crises
but to ensure flexibility and the
sensible application of democratic
principles to our particular

circumstances

fundamentals common to the concept

but with innovations to suit our cir-
cumstances. We must continue to pro-
tect those fundamentals but we should
not be afraid of innovations.

The most obvious difference between
our parliament and Westminster is size.
There are nearly 650 members of the
House of Commons and only 40 in our
House of Assembly. That fact alone
dictates a raft of considerations.

For instance, the term backbencher in
Britain refers to elected members of
parliament who are neither ministers
nor shadow ministers. In the Bahamas

when we talk about backbenchers we

usually mean those members of the gov-
erning party who are not:ministers.

It makes little sense to refer to oppo-
sition backbenchers when the opposi-
tion’s entire contingent is only eight.
When the PLP was in opposition there
were only five, hardly enough to shadow
all government ministers.

In Britain it is highly unlikely that
any of the major. parties will. be left
without a credible front bench after an
election, so the opposition will always
be able to mount a shadow cabinet. In
the Bahamas it is not unlikely that an
opposition could again be reduced to
four or five members or one or none
at all.

yA

efore the last election Perry... . io

Christie, leader of the PLP, left
his former constituency and was nomi-
nated in what was regarded as a Safer
seat at the time.

If the popularity of the FNM govern-
ment had not plummeted in the last

year or so of its term, Mr Christie’s

move would have been a wise one since
the PLP would have risked losing some
or even all of the five.

As it turned out, the swing away from
the FNM ensured that Mr Christie



We ought to consider whether the

leader of an opposition party should
be able to sit in and function from the

Senate as constitutional Leader of the

Opposition



We are, in fact, practising a parlia-

mentary system of democracy based on '

would have won his former constituen-

cy and any other New. Providence seat

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with the exception of Montagu.
Having regard to our smallness and
the changing demographics of the

’ Bahamas with its consequent scarcity

of so-called safe seats, it is likely that an

election could produce a result in which

the opposition fails .to return a single
member even though garnering a
respectable percentage of the popular
vote.

So perhaps we should be thinking of
what to do in such circumstances and

whether we should make constitutional

changes in anticipation.

The Constitutional Commission’s
Options for Change proposes several
questions for consideration with regard
to the Senate. One is whether the

“appointment of senators. should be

based on the percentage of votes polled

_by their party ina general election. __
If that question is answered in the

affirmative then the Senate will more
accurately reflect the votes cast for an
opposition party and there would be
no reason why the constitutional Leader
of the Opposition should not be able
to sit in that chamber.

In fact, even without such a change,
we ought to consider whether the leader
of an opposition party should be able to
sit in and function from the Senate as
constitutional Leader of the Opposi-
tion.



purposes but many Bahamians
feel they do not get their money’s worth

-from that chamber.. We still call it the

Upper House but in practice the Senate
is not a chamber in which older and
wiser heads sit as a check on the Lower

House.

Just the opposite, Both dominant
political parties have used it more and
more as a training ground and to give
exposure to future candidates.

The argument that executive and con-
stitutional functions should not fall to

members of.a chamber which is not:

directly elected does not hold since the
Constitution already provides that three
ministers, including the Attorney Gen-

eral, can be appointed from that cham-.

ber.

The Westminster system evolved over
many years and at one time the House
of Lords (the Upper House) was more
powerful than the House of Commons
(the Lower House).

That evolution is still progressing
today with attempts by the Labour Gov-
ernment to diminish, if not eliminate,
the idea of inherited political power
represented by that body.

It is time for us to abandon this pre-
tense about our Upper House and make
the Senate more relevant to our needs
and circumstances.



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THE TRIBUNE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005, PAGE 3



Shooting
victim is
airlifted
to Nassau

@ By DENISE
MAYCOCK ,
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 20-
year-old Grand Bahama
man Seriously injured in
a shooting on Sunday
was airlifted to the
Princess Margaret Hos-
pital in Nassau early
Monday morning.

Jason Demeritte of
25W Bass Lane is in the
intensive care unit
(ICU) with a severe
gunshot wound in his
upper right thigh.

Doctors at PMH are
closely monitoring his
condition.

According to Chief
Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming,
the shooting occurred at
about 5pm at Demerit-
te’s home at Bass Lane,
where police later
retrieved a shotgun.

Neighbours reportedly
heard persons arguing
inside the house and
then the sound of a gun
going off.

A group of young men
was then seen taking
Demeritte outside the
house to a white Buick
vehicle, which sped off
once he was inside.

.Mr Rahming said
police went to the scene
and retrieved a 12-gauge
Mossberg shotgun con-
taining several car-
tridges.

Police then went to
the Rand Memorial
Hospital, but were
unable to interview

LOCAL NEWS

Privy Council makes landmark
ruling in false imprisonment case

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN WHAT has been described as a “milestone case”
for the country, the Privy Council in London has ruled
that Bahamian courts can award damages for the breach
of a person’s constitutional rights.

The ruling came as the result of an appeal by Amer-
ican teacher Tamara Merson, whose constitutional
rights were abused by Bahamian police when she was
falsely imprisoned and assaulted in Freeport in 1987.

“The Privy Council has given teeth to the Bahamas
Constitution. It has created a new category of dam-
ages called vindication damages for breaches of consti-
tutional rights,” Ms Merson’s lawyer Fred Smith said
yesterday.

In 1994, then Chief Justice Dame Joan Sawyer ruled
that Ms Merson had been treated in an inhumane and
degrading fashion and awarded her $100,000 “or con-
stitutional damages as well as $90,000 in damages for
assault, battery and false imprisonment and a further
$90,000 for malicious prosecution.

In October, 2001, however, the Court of:Appeal
overturned the ruling on the basis that there seemed to
be a duplication in damages and that there was no right
to separate constitutional relief.

Ms Merson, in June of this year, then appealed to the
Privy Council to restore the damages for the Geen of
her constitutional rights.

Last week the Lords of the Judicial: Committee of the
Privy Council unanimously ruled to allow the appeal.and
uphold the Supreme Court’s initial ruling in the case,
thereby vindicating Ms Merson’s constitutional rights.

Damages

“The totality of the damages she (Chief Justice Dame

_ Joan Sawyer) awarded was, in our opinion, reasonable

as a global figure to reflect what had been done to Ms
Merson. As a global figure there would have been no
real room for an inference of duplication in the assess-
ment,” the Privy Council stated in their judgment.

In a press release yesterday, Mr Smith said that.with .

this move the Privy Council “has changed the land-
scape of constitutional rights in the Bahamas.”

He said that for the first time in the Bahamas it has
been established that where there is a certain degree of
abuse of a person’s rights, “constitutional rights could
also be infringed and the victim of governmental abuse

could recover both common law and constitutional .

damages.”

Mr Smith said that, through this ruling, the Privy
Council had created a new category of redress for
breaches of constitutional rights in the Bahamas.

“The Privy Council has found that in the Bahamas
the victim of abuse of constitutional rights is entitled to
have those rights vindicated not only by declaratory
relief but also, where appropriate, by damages,” he
said.

Ms Merson was visiting. her paraplegic and diabet-

@ FRED SMITH and Tamara Merson
outside of the Privy Council in London.

ic father in Freeport in 1987 when Sergeant Drexel

Cartwright (later promoted to Inspector) executed a
search warrant at her father’s home.

The father, who was away at the time, was suspect-
ed of conducting an illegal banking operation.

After the search, police arrested Ms Merson and
held her in custody for three days.

In 1994, the Supreme Court found the following facts

proven and therefore ruled that Ms Merson had been’,

treated in an inhumane fashion:
__ © Ms Merson was not allowed to change her clothing
or to call anyone for her assistance after her arrest.

e She was taunted and teased by the police, who
used racial slurs such as “white honky.”

e She was initially locked up at Freeport Central

Police Station with another female and two male pris-. '

oners — who were not separnied from the men in any
way.

e She was not permitted to use the bathroom for
some time.

¢ Ms Merson was also not allowed to take her med-
ication during the first night at the jail and had to share
the cell with two men who threatened to rape her.

Ms Merson described the cell as “the black hole of
Calcutta” and said the jail was so busy that day that pris-
oners could not be let out to use the toilet and prisoners

_ defecated and vomited in the cell area.

One of the inmates also masturbated in front of Ms
Merson and there was a general mayhem and confusion
throughout the day.

She was denied her right to see her counsel, Harvey
Tynes, until later that evening.

Ms Merson was kept in custody well over the allowed
48 hours and unlawfully denied bail.

Those were the facts upon which the Chief Justice





‘Ministry steps up fight
_ against illegal fishing

: i By KARAN MINNIS

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Agriculture

and Fisheries has announced an
: aggressive new policy to combat
i: illegal fishing.

. In future, the ministry says, it

will confiscate the vessels of all
: foreign poachers.

Speaking at a press conference

: yesterday, Agriculture and Fish-
? eries Minister V Alfred Gray
i said this new approach is just one
: of the methods being imple-
: mented by government to stop
i illegal fishing.

He said government has also
the presence of







: Defence Force officers on fishing
? grounds and purchased addi-
i tional craft for the Department
: of Fisheries.

: According to Mr Gray, the:
: fines for poaching range between
:. $1,to $50,000. He explained that
: fines-in each particular case are
i set by the courts.

"If they are fined by the courts

i our approach will be to confis-
i -cate their vessel because we think
: that once.the vessels are confis-.
+ cated fishermen will have to go
i back to the drawing board to buy
¢ new vessels and it will be a
i source of discouragement. That's
i why.we. have taken this new
? approach and we hope it will act



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at least as a deterrent."

In the past, the minister said,
the Department of Fisheries has
merely fined convicted poachers
for the release of their vessels.

Director of Fisheries Michael
Braynen said it is safe to say that
reports of illegal fishing are made
to the department, "almost on a
weekly basis".

"I cannot give an exact num-
ber, but we are constantly get-
ting reports from fishermen," he
said. "I wouldn't say daily but

-perhaps weekly."

Mr Braynen added that most
of these reports come from
around the "southern part of the
Great Bahama Bank" and that
according to reports, fishermen
from the Dominican Republic
are being blamed for most of the
crimes.

Mr Gray encouraged “all fish-
ermen to continue to report the
sightings of such vessels or any
other craft, including local craft
who show little regard for our
resources and our fishing laws."

"Again, I issue a plea to all
fishermen who fish our waters
to avoid engaging in hostile activ-
ities on the high seas by giving
due respect to each other and
the property rights of others,
especially the property of those
who deposit the condos at the
bottom of the sea."





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motive for the shooting Tribune Freeport Reporter the vessel was discovered burning :
: : at sea about five miles south of
on unelee ésentl ’ FREEPORT - A 32-year-old Fortune Point on October 4. on Fr iday .
P y Lucaya man is being sought by Police conducted a search of 28th October, 2005

searching for the group
of men and the white
Buick to assist them
with their investigations
into the matter.

the burnt vessel, but found no
one onboard or in the surround-:
ing waters. :

Forbes is described as about
six feet, one inch tall of medium
build and dark complexion. He
had a shaved mustache and a goa-
tee. He was wearing dark pants
when last seen.

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

Grand Bahama police for ques-
tioning in connection with the dis-
appearance of two men..

The suspect, identified as Idi
Otho Saunders, of 12 Midship-
man Road and Helm Lane, is
considered.armed and extremély
dangerous.

_. Saunders, who is the driver of
: Taxi Cab number 79, is described
urday was discharged . as about five feet, seven inches
from hospital on Mon- —: . . tall, of medium build and dark
day. i brown complexion.

Luc Luckson escaped: Police say he has short crinkly His address and physical descrip-
with his life, but his pas- hair, brown eyes and weighs _ tion se not known.
senger, Roseline about 205 pounds. Pace are urging anyone with
Novembre, 37, of Haiti, Superintendent Basil Rahming information concerning the sus-
died instantly when the said the suspect should be pect or the two missing men to
Mitsubishi Galant they approached with caution. ‘contact them in Grand Bahama at

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THE TRIBUNE:



EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR



The Tribune Limited



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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972.
Contributing Editor 1 972-1 991

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

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, PO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama

TELEPHONES .

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ON A recent radio talk show Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie Miller claimed. that
Hugo Chavez’s PetroCaribe energy co-opera-
tive agreement was a simple commercial con-
tract — nothing to do with politics, he said. .

Obviously Mr Miller is reading from a dif-
ferent hymn sheet. than we are. The one in

our possession looks more political than eco-

nomic, unless Mr Miller can explain how “colo-
nialism” and “imperialism” fits into a contract

that he says is intended only to buy and sell oil.
Regardless of what Mr Miller would have |

one believe, this document is designed as a
political instrument to take a‘stab at the free
market and US President George Bush. And

in this little venture the Bahamas and 13 -

Caribbean islands are to be taken along as
Chavez and Fidel Castro’s accomplices.

Those who would like to cloud the issue
with the spurious argument that anyone against
this proposed agreement has something against
Venezuelan oil, has completely missed the
point of the argument.

We are all aware that the Bahamas. has»

been a consumer of Venezuelan oil for many
years. In fact in August, 1990 Venezuela’s
state owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA
(PVDVSA) purchased BORCO in Grand
Bahama, where it is still'doing business as a
storage and blending facility.

And so no one has anything against
Venezuelan oil. The objection is to its new

packaging. In its political Bolivarian wrap- :





pings the oilw
the “countries,of ,
sovereign use of energy
ly on the proposal for integration” with
Venezuela at its head. And instead of belong-



ing to the free market where proud Bahamians. -

have always paid their way, the Bahamas will
. become a debtor nation, a vassal, no longer an |
equal trading partner of Venezuela. .
On September 16 The Tribune published an
interview with Mr Vincent Coleby, chairman of

Mr Miller’s Petroleum Usage Review Com- —

‘mittee. During the interview Mr Coleby
announced that government was expected to
make a decision within a:‘week on whether it
would sign: the PetroCaribe accord. That’s
been four. weeks ago, and still no announce-
ment. This is nothing unusual for this govern-
ment, which has the reputation of not knowing
its own mind. However, Mr Christie can take
as long as he likes over this one, because it
would seem that all'of its ramifications have |
not been clearly thought out.

Before any signing is done, we think that |

the public has a right -to hear another voice on
the matter — other than the voice of Mr

Miller. And the public. should not tolerate —

being brushed aside as was the: ‘Chataber of :



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Caminetce with its 87 séeommiendslions for
amendments to the Consumer Protection Bill.

Other. than a lot of empty phrases, no one
has heard whether government has done a

_proper feasibility study of how storage, trans-

portation and distribution of the oil is to be
handled and how the PetroCaribe plan will
bring down fuel prices as promised by Mr
Miller.

Mr Miller and his committee have been
doing a lot of talking about shaving margins
and cutting out middle men.

When he and his committee suggested that -

government take the lead and reduce its per

unleaded gallon tax from $1.06 to $0.90, James

Smith, Minister of State for Finance quickly cut

“them off. “No way, José!” was the essence of

Mr Smith’s brusque reply.
“That’s off the table,” he. told the group
through the columns of The Tribune. “There’s

no. way we could logically consider that, —

because that tax has already been spent for
this year.”

He said government had “factored that into
revenue projections” and part of each Min-
istry’s Budget was dependent on realising the

- projected revenues from the $1.06 flat tax rate
imposed on unleaded gasoline.

“That’s not a very valid suggestion to make
to any government,” Mr Smith told the com-
mittee.

And don’t come sniffing around to take
anything out of our pockets was the message
gas“retailers:had for the review committee.

Always disgruntled over their profits, the gas
“men made it clear that their margins were

already lean enough; no one need come sharp-

- ening any pencils around them.

‘And so all that is left are the three large gas
companies. — Esso, Shell and Texaco. Are

these the middle men that Mr Miller and his -
committee intend to eliminate? How are they: -

to be eliminated — bought out or nationalised?

One can only imagine what that would do to

the Bahamas’ reputation for being a sound
nation with which to do business.

After these companies have been disposed .

of who is to-replace them? Is government to be
the new middle man — a middle man without

experience, without distribution facilities, its
only credit a note for long-term financing from |
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela?

Someone recently remarked that instead
of paying for our oil up front as we do now, the
Bahamas will be like the man who enjoys a

- Yunning tab at the bar. Happily he drinks him--

self silly until the day of reckoning arrives and

. the bartender bellows: “Come on ‘buddy, it’s”

pay up time!”

-Is that when Bahamian taxpayers will be ey
called upon to pay the bill?

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PetroCaribe
and future
of BORCO

EDITOR, The Tribune

PLEASE allow me a little
space to. comment on a recent
letter to the editor which
appears ta have embraced a
theme I advanced some weeks
ago, ie that PetroCaribe may

-really only-be. meaningful for

the Bahamas if refining activity

_at BORCO is resumed.

BORCO indeed once had the
capacity to process approxi-
may 500,000. barrels. per day
(BPD) of crude oil making it

_the Sth (or 7th) largest refinery
in the world at that time in

terms of crude throughput.
The letter writer’s description
of the refinery as “grass roots”
is appropriate; BORCO pro-
duced mainly residual oil (fuel
oil) and some higher valued dis-
tallate products (diesel oil, jet
fuel, naphtha, LPG) but no
gasoline. In petroleum industry
parlance, the facility would be
described as a topping refinery.
The writer’s suggestion that
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ily be resumed ‘and gasoline
production easily added is
unfortunately well off the mark.
_ While three crude distillation
columns (towers), the vacuum
distillation, column and LPG

distillation-columns.were.all.....

“mothballed” to preserve these
assets when the refinery was
first shut down, mothballing sys-
tems were themselves shut
down after a number of years.
The columns-have therefore
likely deteriorated (corroded)
to a state. where bulldozing is
the only serious option.

Construction of a new and
perhaps somewhat smaller
refinery, embracing technolog-
ical advances of the past 40
years, will likely be the most
viable approach.

It is to be noted that the
Venezuelan government, in its

bilateral accord with Jamaica,
committed (among other things)
to expanding and modernising
the Jamaica government owned
refinery in Kingston. .

Venezuela has also commit:
ted to upgrading and bringing
into service a recently con-
structed 75,000 BPD Cuban
refinery.

Given the worldwide short-
age of refining capacity and the’
strategic location of BORCO,
convincing the Venezuelan’
Government to construct a
modern refinery in Grand
Bahama should not be too dif-
ficult a task.

However, given the ongoing
indecision regarding establish-.
ment of an LNG facility in®
Grand Bahama (or elsewhere
in the Bahamas) to meet antic-
ipated US east’ coast energy’
shortages, Venezuela may not
be the problem.

MICHAEL R MOSS
Freeport, Bahamas
October 10 2005

Unanswered questions

on Registrar General

EDITOR, The Tribune

MY fellow Bahamians, did
y’all hear the caller recently on
Issues of the Day who was talk-
ing about the Registrar Gener-
al’s Department? Trying to call
in — phone ring twenty times,
etc. That receptionist must be
still following the former Reg-
istrar around instead of being
at his post. My brother she gone
— go back to your post. and
answer the phone!

‘Then the same week we séé a |

news report in The Tribune
“Shane Miller will be Registrar
General.” Well I thought that
was.a:done deal! Mr Miller
won’t comment so he refers the
media to the Minister and the
Minister refers the media to Mr.
Miller. “Stupid is as stupid
does.”

With all the confusion in
recent weeks surrounding the
leadership of this department
you would think that they
would want to state just who is
running things there. Bahami-

. ans, this is a constitutional post
- .we’re talking.about — shouldn’t- -

the vacancy have been adver-

tised, when was it advertised? I |
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PLP love all things foreign. A.

gentleman told me that the
Assistant Registrar, Ms Butler,
was acting as Registrar so I
should refer all correspondence
to her! Go figure.

So what is The Tribune article
talking about? And isn’t there a
Deputy Registrar, Mr Lopez, in
Grand Bahama? If anyone
should act shouldn’t it be him
before an Assistant Registrar
who is junior to him? If this
information is correct it seems
that all is still not well at that
vital Department. “Stupid i is as
stupid does.”

We deserve clarification and
as.a citizen I. demand it.

What about all those docu-
ments signed by Mr Miller
between January 11 and July 9,
2005? Are they. valid or is there
some truth to the rumour that
some sort of Validation Act will
have to be passed to make them
-valid? If that’s the .case_then_we.
shouldn’t have to wait until the

~ House of Assembly reopens in

October — they need a special
sitting now! Your marriage

licence, your. marriage certifi
cate, your children’s birth cer-:
tificates, our deeds, our con=;
veyances, our companies, our:
copyright, our trademarks.
signed by Mr Miller during that;
crucial period are under the’
microscope and may not be:
valid and you know what — we
need answers: to that too and
this silence is too deafening. __

Minister Maynard Gibsof
who was trying to get us to
believe that the former Regis:
trar General Elizabeth Thomp-
son wasn’t effectively reinstated
by the Court is so unusually
silent - she needs to fess up. The
buck stops with her. Listen, if.
Miss Thompson wasn’t effec:
tively reinstated by the Supreme
Court as Registrar General,
then why did she have to
resign? Resign from what? Get,
paid for what?

We mussy look stupid. The
‘Bahamian people need-an
explanation for giving away our
money for foolishness, money
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005, PAGE 5

Murder accused tells
jury he ‘heard shots’

@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

MURDER accused Elkino Pritchard
addressed the jury from the prisoner's
dock on Monday morning, telling them
he "heard shots" and saw the victim
Michael Francis lying in his yard.

’ Pritchard told the court that Mr Fran-

cis threatened to “f*** me and my
mother up" if the accused didn't "stop
joking".

Stumble

He claimed that on the night in ques-
tion, the deceased yanked on his pants,
causing him to stumble down the stairs.

Then, Pritchard said, he was kicked
twice in the chest by Mr Francis, whom
the court was told was a third degree
black belt in Karate.



SUPREME COURT



The accused said he fell down after
being kicked and he then "heard shots".
He said he saw Mr Francis lying in the
yard, and he ran, stopping only to tell a
neighbour to call an ambularice for
Francis.

Pritchard's attorney ae Ducille
addressed the jury Monday morning.

He reminded the ten women and two
men of the testimony of Roscoe Carey,
who travelled from the Dominican
Republic to testify during the trial.

"Had he (Carey) not come, you
would not have known that this man's
mother was slapped down by the
deceased," Mr Ducille told jurors.

He pointed to the fact that none of

tell them about Pritchard's mother
being slapped by Mr Francis. |
The court was told that witnesses
were not in Pritchard's yard at the time
of the shooting. They were all in the
vicinity when the incident took place.
Mr Carey said he was sitting on the

wall near the yard with his back turned |

away from Pritchard's door.

Mr Ducille reminded the court that
according to Carey, after the deceased
slapped the accused's mother, he went
“up the road" and came back, parked
his car, left the engine running, and
went into Pritchard's yard.

Reciting

"When he left the car running and
gut out, he (Mr Francis) did not go recit-

_ ing Beatitudes, he went with war in his

heart," said Mr Ducille.

"Trouble visited my client in that
yard; Francis went there with fire in his
heart and met his own demise."

Mr Ducille added that he was not say- -
ing anyone deserves to die. He asked -
the jury to judge the case objectively.

Bullet

He reminded the j jury that according
to pathologist Govinda Raju, the fatal
bullet followed an upward trajectory,
meaning the shooter was below the vic-
tim.

What the prosecution failed to tell
them, he said, is that to reach a murder
conviction, it must be proven that the
crime was intentional and unprovoked.

Senior Justice Anita Allen-is set to
instruct the jurors this morning, after
which they will retreat to the jury room
to consider a verdict.





the prosecution's witnesses was able to

Help arrives for
children of two
sisters who died

in mailboat crash

@ By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter



‘HELP has arrived for the .
children of two sisters who were
among the victims of the worst
maritime disaster in Bahamian
history.

At a press conference held
yesterday, Bahamas Experience
Limousine Tours joined sever-
al other companies in donating
money and clothing to the chil-
dren of 28-year-old Brunel
Smith Ellis and 40-year- old
Brenda Smith Leslie.

: Both women died in the 2003
collision of the Sea Hauler and
the United Star..As a result, a
great burden has been placed
on their mother, Bueina Cleare.

' The donation ‘was organised
by the group Bahamas Loving
Care (BLC). According to
thember Sam Williams, BLC is
a "non-profit, grassroots, social
organisation that was founded
some 19 years ago that has
endeared itself to the Bahami-
an public by supporting its fel-
low Bahamians who, through
no fault of their own, have
found themselves in great diffi-
culty.”



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

| for improvements in the
area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

Share your news

BLC invited the public to

join Bahamas Experience and

the other company in giving to

“a Bahamian family who are

seriously in need of help,"
During the 2003 Emancipa-

tion Day weekend, the Sea -

Hauler was heading for the Cat
island Regatta when it collid-
ed with the freight vessel Unit-
ed Star near Highbourn Cay,

Exuma. Four people died and '

around 25 were injured.
After more than a year of

hearings and deliberations con-'

ducted by a special Commis-
sion of Inquiry, it-was ruled that
the captains of both vessels
were responsible for the acci-
dent.

Ms Cleare is now the sole

' provider for six of the nine chil-
. dren left behind by the death

of her daughters.

According to Mr Williams,
Ms Cleare is now living in a
rented six-room house that is

"severely dilapidated."

Mr Williams said he hopes
that the donations will be of
some assistance to her.

"It's a good cause and we
were happy to help," said Philip
Symonette, assistant manager













of Bahamas Experience. "And
we are and have been willing
to help others."

_ Other companies that have
donated to the family include
Price Busters and Kelly's.

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - A new $20 million
diesel generation plant by the Grand
Bahama Power Company was official-
ly commissioned last Friday.

The new unit on Peel Street, which
is identified as Unit 33, is the third of
four diesel plants that will be built
by the Power Company in response
to the need for additional cost effec-
tive and reliable generation capacity
to meet the island’s electricity
demands.

Burmeister and Wain Scandina-
vian Contractor A/S (BWSC) was
awarded the contract in 2004 for the
design, supply and installation of the

diesel power plant on a full turnkey
basis.

The project was completed ahead -

of schedule and handed over to Grand
Bahama Power Company in only 10
and a half months. BS ak
David Dunbar, CEO and president
of Grand Bahama, Power Company,

said the new diesel plant strongly posi- .

tions the power company for the.future
of Grand Bahama island.

Over the past year, the company
had experienced some serious setbacks
in its electricity supply as a result of
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, and
maintenance challenges at its power
plants, which resulted in numerous
outages.

He assured customers that the new

plant would play a significant role in
delivering more reliable and excellent
service to customers on Grand
Bahama.
“We see the commissioning of Unit
33 as a mark of vision and ongoing
commitment to respond to the

‘demands of our customers,” he said.

Outages

Mr Dunbar reported that already
there has been some lessening of the
number of outages on the island. How-
ever, he noted that there are still some
challenges with some of its large com-
mercial industrial customers which
they hope to address by the end of the

year.

He said customers could expect to
see slightly lower fuel surcharge on
their bills if the price of oil does not
increase and stays constant.

“If you look at the fuel surcharge

. and compare with others around the

Caribbean, yours, although high, is

lower than the rest of the Caribbean,”

he explained.

Mr Julian Francis said the prospects
for growth in Grand Bahama is impor-
tant. He noted that Freeport is the
platform from which parties from
across the world seek to position them-
selves.

In order for Freeport to remain

‘competitive, Mr Francis stressed that it

is critical that there is delivery of reli-

‘commissioned on Grand Bahama

able, efficient power.

Prime Minister Perry Christie, who
was present at the groundbreaking
about 10 months ago, officially

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unveiled the signage for the new 18°“

mega-watt diesel plant located on Peel
Street. |

In his address, Mr Christie said that“,

Grand Bahama is a significant com-
ponent in the future of the Bahamas.

In addition to several. major.

developments taking place on the
island such as the $585 million at
West End, and $200 million condo
hotel and second home development
proposal in Freeport, he noted

that a proposal_by_invester-Bobby~~

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Mitchell makes birthday —
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to students during a special installation ceremony at Sandi-

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(BIS photos: Tim Aylen)

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students sing "Happy Birthday" during a special Installation: —
Ceremony of prefects and environmental marshals at Sandilands

Primary School yesterday. The school treated the Minister to a
birthday cake in celebration of his recent birthday.





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Lieutenant Govenor Henry Gibson to her right

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made history this,weekend

i when she became the first

woman president in the 25-year
history of the Kiwanis Club of
Nassau AM. —

Ms Brown is to lead the civic
organisation in its primary mis-
sion this year — building a state
of the art library for young men
at the Simpson Penn Centre.

She was installed as president
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evening, and described the
experience as the “zenith” of
her life.

Ms Brown said that she was
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nis. She said her personal goal
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in our society. It is my quest to
create a cohesive environment
which displays an atmosphere
of brotherly and sisterly, love.”

The Simpson Penn library
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than $100,000 and will include a
computer centre.

Said Ms Brown: “Knowledge
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young men of the Simpson
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knowledge, they must become

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Also installed at the banquet
were the elected officers and
directors who will work with Ms
Brown. They include: President
elect Evan Dean, vice president
Ryan Antonio, treasurer
Monique Saunders, assistant
treasurer Tiana Robinson, sec-
retary James Smith, assistant
secretary, Neekal Campbell.

Also installed were two-year
directors, Antonio Knowles,
Terrance Smith, and Wayne
Francis. New one-year directors
include Lambret Longley,
Edwin Thompson and Richard
‘Jones.

regional economic blocs —

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

THREE Caribbean leaders
will seek to boost support for a
regional economic bloc in a
meeting with opposition offi-
cials next month, an official said
Monday, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Only Trinidad and Barbados
say they are ready to enter the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy, scheduled to be
launched in January. The EU-
style bloc would harmonise

trade tariffs and allow skilled -

workers to migrate freely with-
in the region.
The November 15 talks in

Guyana will be attended by St.
Lucia Prime Minister Kenneth
Anthony, Barbados Prime
Minister Owen Arthur and
Guyana President Bharrat
Jagdeo, said Robert Persaud,
Guyana’s government
spokesman.

They will meet with three
regional opposition leaders,
Bruce Golding of Jamaica, Edi-
son James of Dominica and
Robert Corbin of Guyana.

Advocates argue that the
unrestricted movement of goods
and services in the region will
‘bolster its ability to compete
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@ By KARAN MINNIS

Tribune Staff Reporter

MEMBERS of Operation
National Rescue (ONR) say
they are not willing to allow
the nation’s illegal immigration
problem to go on unchecked.

The group announced yes-
terday that it will hold a town
meeting on the matter at 7pm
on October.19 at the British
Colonial Hilton.

"We the members of Opera-..

tion National Rescite, respond-
ing as concerned and responsi-
ble citizens on behalf of all
those who cannot make their
voices heard, now put our ser-

vants, the government, on —

notice that we will no longer
sit and watch as our heritage
is trampled and taken," said
ONR chairman Dr Elwood
Donaldson.

The presenters at the meet-

ing-will include former minister
- of Immigration Loftus Roker,
Dr Donaldson, human rights
activist Paul D Moss Jr and
Glenroy "Flo" Saunders, a con-
cerned citizen. .

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-Bahamian citizens to demand

that our grievances are
addressed promptly concern-
ing the vexing problem of ille-
gal immigration and its attend-
ing ills.

"We will no longer sit idly
by as our.cries for relief are

arrogantly dismissed, whether
through disinterest or igno-
rance. We are here to call for
and end to it all!”

Dr Donaldson said the pre-
senters will address several of
the many concerns raised by
the immigration problem.

"This is why we are urging
concerned members.of the
public to be present at this
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mortgage building in Freeport

& By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - National Insurance
and Housing Minister Shane Gibson
signed a $2.2 million contract Thursday
for the construction of the Bahamas
Mortgage Corporation Building in
Freeport.

The new office building, which will
comprise 20,000 sq ft, will be located on
two and half acres of land on Adven-
turer's Way, just west of the Govern-
ment Office Complex Building.

The building's completion, which is
set for early 2007, will also accommo-
date the offices of the Ministry of
Housing, The Urban Renewal Com-
mission and Freeport Passport Office.

Although the initial budget is set at

around $2.2 million, Mr Gibson said
that amount is expected to increase
to accommodate some additional
10,000 to 15,000 sq ft for the other
government offices requiringreloca-
tion.

Mr Gibson said a new mortgage
corporation building was needed to
meet the growing demand for afford-
able housing in Grand Bahama and
the. Ministry of Housing’s home con-
struction plans for the future.

The mortgage corporation office in
Freeport presently employs a full-time
staff of six that occupies some 1,200
sq.ft of leased space on the second
floor in the government complex build-
ing on the Mall.

In the new building, it will occupy
‘some 5,000sq ft. Roston Miller and

Associates is expected to complete the
design for the new building within the
next three months.

When the architectural drawings
have been completed and submitted
to the government, a contractor will
be chosen for the construction.

Plans

Mr Gibson said that more than 850 -

homes have been built by the govern-
ment to date since 2002, adding that
the government intends. to build just
over-1,200 ‘homes over the next 18
months.

In Grand Bahama there are between
2,500 to 3,000 applications for homes.
He added that they are expected to

build some 200 houses over the next
year on Grand Bahama.

“We are pleased that the Grand
Bahama Port Authority has provided
us with details of a plot of land some-
where in the Hawksbill subdivision,
where we are looking at purchasing
some acreage for just over 100 homes,”
he said.

- Mr Gibson said that government is in
the process of completing infrastruc-
ture in the Sunset Subdivision next to
the police dormitories, where some 115
homes will be built.

“We are completing the subdivision
on Coral Road and Coral Estates
Phase 2 in that vicinity, and quite a
number of houses in Heritage, where
we have been given an offer to pur-
chase additional lots,” he added.

In addition to building homes, the
Ministry of Housing had received-a
number of requests for full service lots
in East End. :

Mr Gibson said persons interested in
purchasing full service lots would build
at their own"pace instead of having it
financed through the mortgage corpo-
ration. “3

“We are right now in the process of
trying to identify'a suitable parcel of
Crown Land in the East for, those
applicants,” he said. 2 Tae

Up to $100,000 are provided for gov-
ernment-guaranteed loans,. and
$150,000 for non-government guaran-
teed loans.

Mr Gibson added that cash up to
$127,000 are disbursed for non-gov-
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Apprenticeship programme
- is launched by Kerzner

KERZNER International Development,
along with private and public sector partners,
has launched its construction apprenticeship
programme.

The apprenticeship programmes, first
announced earlier in the year, will prepare and
qualify Bahamians to take advantage of employ-
ment-and entrepreneurial opportunities being
created throughout the Bahamas by resort and
industrial developments.

During the launch, Minister of Education
Alfred Sears announced that six industry-driven
apprenticeship programmes in the construction
trades had been identified. __

The programmes include carpentry, electrical
installation, masonry, plumbing, air condition-
ing and refrigeration and metal fasteners.

The Ministry of Education, Ministry of
Labour and Immigration, Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Baha Mar
Development, and the Bahamas Contractors
Association are partners'in the launch, which
took place at the Ministry of Education head
office on Thompson Boulevard.

Mr Sears said: “The programmes are to be
completed in-a three-year cycle.: BT V1, Kerzner,
Baha Mar and the Bahamas Contractors Asso-



ciation have approved the core subjects and
extended curricula for each programme. The
core curriculum offers instruction in contextual
and numeric literacy and the extended curricu-
lum provides the trade-specific skills training.

“The apprenticeship programmes in the con-
struction trades will cost an estimated $1 million
per year or $3 million over the training cycle.

“The programmes will be funded through
the budget of the Ministry of Education and
counterpart funding of about $1 million per
year by Kerzner and Baha Mar.”

Rick Bodge, senior vice-president of Kerzn-
er International development, said said that in
May Kerzner International had identified cer-
tain trades that had limited skills among con-
struction workers and from that sprung the
apprenticeship programmes.

Bodge said the programmes will provide “one
thousand hours of classroom training and the
potential of 24 months in-field on the job train-
ing by a group of skilled trained instructors.”

He added: “If we could develop in a matter of
two years a range of.150 to 200 tradesmen we
could fill a significant gap.”

Kerzner International is investing close to $7
million in the programme.

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Promotion
for Andre

Pyfrom to

operations
manager

SANDALS Royal
Bahamian Spa Resort
and Offshore Island
has announced the pro-
motion of Andre
Pyfrom to operations
manager.

“Mr Pyfrom comes
well equipped to
assume his new role
after amassing 23 years
experience in the hospi-
tality industry including
nine at Sandals,” said .
the resort in a state-
ment.
~~Sandals general man-:
ager Stephen Ziadie
described Pyfrom as:
“A person who will get
the job done. He has
made significant contri-
butions to our. organisa-
tion and we knew that
he was the perfect per-
son to serve in this new
Be.”






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In 1996, Mr Pyfrom
joined Sandals in its
construction stage in
the projects depart-
ment. In 1998 he was
promoted to junior
assistant manager with
special interest in the
food and beverage
department. ;

In 2001 he was again

promoted to assistant
manager with added
tesponsibilities for the
ront and heart of the
use operations.
Mr Pyfrom’s latest
‘appointment comes
‘with wider responsibili-
ities for the overall
‘operation of the resort.
- Said Mr Pyfrom: “I
am thrilled and I am
looking forward to con-
tinuing to give my com-
plete support and skills
‘to Sandals.

“The company is a






‘great organisation to be’

-employed with and
-being able to pass
‘through the ranks has
‘proven successful in my
‘career.’
- Mr Pyfrom said he
appreciates the skills he
-has been able to accu-
mulate in the various
‘areas at Sandals.

“T love the hospitality

industry and I am posi- ©

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_ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005, PAGE 9

Service with a smile
for Sandals staff

TEAM members at Sandals Royal -
Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore
Island took part in a one-week extensive
training programme with international
presenter and trainer Mark Laws.

Mr Laws, of Mark Laws Training
Consulting Firm, conducted sessions on
quality customer service and profes-
sional sales techniques for over 300 team
members, equipping them with skills
necessary to provide efficient service.

Mr Laws is an international presenter
and trainer with over 22 years experi-
ence in the resort and hotel industry,
including being the youngest general
manager of. the Crown Plaza/Marriott
Hotel at 25.

Training
He has trained all levels of staff, in

operation managers and general man-
agers. .

Arlene Johnson, of the sales depart-
ment, who attended the professional
sales techniques training, said Mr Laws’
sessions were simplified so that it could
be useful to everyone.

“He demonstrated how to close any
sale. He meant this in terms of, after a
guest’s request is fulfilled and they are

er task.”

Mr Laws told team members it was
important to. listen carefully to what a
guest is saying. This, he noted, was the
key to satisfying them.

Concierge hostess Erica McIntosh said
she had an appreciation for the training
because it was HOUMA and made
sense.

Residents in Exuma are
banking on

EXUMA residents can now
enjoy additional banking services
in the growing community of
Farmer’s Hill, Exuma.

The new Scotiabank branch site
was officially opened by the Cen-
tral Bank’s governor Wendy
Craigg.

Governor Craigg applauded the
bank for its commitment to the
community and encouraged fur-
ther growth throughout the
Bahamas.

The new branch is the second
Scotiabank branch located on the
island of Exuma. The branch is
located at the Emerald Bay Shop-
ping Complex and offers cus-
tomers full banking services.

Scotiabank is a leading com-
mercial bank in the Bahamas. It
has offered banking services to
the Exuma community for 37
years.

Throughout the Huhne Sco-
tiabank provides services at.20
branches on six major islands.

Pictured left to right at the
opening ceremony in Farmer’s
Hill Exuma are Scotiabank
Bahamas chairman Anthony
Allen, managing director Minna
Israel, senior vice president of
international banking Pat
Minicucci and Grace Campbell,
manager of the Emerald Bay
Branch.

“Mr Laws said internal and external
customers should be treated with the
same respect. He explained that,

whether in a telephone conversation or
in person, you should always let the oth-
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PRIME Minister Perry
Christie will be the keynote
speaker at the launch of the
Ministry of Health’s
National Healthy Lifestyle
Initiative.

The launch will take
place on October 20 when
the National Healthy
Lifestyle Initiative planning
workshop will be opened.

The Prime Minister is
also patron for the initia-
tive.

The ceremony will be
held at 10am in the ball-
room of SuperClub
Breezes, Cable Beach. Min-
ister of Health Dr Marcus
Bethel will also address
invited guests, including
Cabinet ministers, members
of the House of Assembly
and the Senate, executives

of public and private corpo-

rations, the religious com-
munity and representatives
from other ptaleenoldey
groups.

According to the ‘Ministry
of Health, recent health sta-
tistics indicate that far too
many persons in the
Bahamas are dying from
chronic, non-communicable
diséases such as diabetes,

‘ hypertension, chronic respi-

ratory disease, heart disease
and cancer because too
many of them continue to
make poor lifestyle choices.

Because of the health
dilemma facing the
Bahamas the governor-gen-
eral and the prime minister |
have thrown out a chal-
lenge to the Ministry of
Health to spearhead the
launch of a national lifestyle
initiative.

As an integral part of the
initiative, the ministry will
be hosting the planning
‘workshop on October 19
and 20, in an effort to
-undertake.a multi;sectoral.
“approach to promoting
healthy lifestyles.

Strategies to target
schools, the community and
the workplace will be devel-
oped, the ministry said,
adding that changes in pub-
lic policy and legislation will
be advocated.

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from people who are
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victim’s
Spirit



FROM page one body, a police officer said four

men were being held for ques-

no-one is allowed in that room __ tioning and another suspect was
right now.” being sought.

Terran said he would want to
see justice carried out.

“The government have to
start to deal with these. crimi-
nals and give them some harsh
punishment, because they are

Glenn, 19, was manager of
his father's restaurant and bar
‘Flossie Ruth', on Joe Farring-
ton Road. He is a graduate of R
M Bailey Senior High School
and was a member of the school
band. He was described as__ getting away with plenty. My
being helpful to both his moth- young brother didn't deserve to
er and father. die.

Terran, remembering his “The youths Hot now are
brother’s motivating spirit, said not how they are supposed to
he would encourage older males be. This young generation is
by “telling them the sky is the —_ unruly right now. Everyone just
limit. If you can't reach the sky, _ has a gun or knife and are tak-
you would definitely drop on __ ing lives like it is nothing. They
the tree tops. He would also say, _ feel that they can get away with







God bless the child that has its _ it, and that is what is Happen
own. He always had a smile on ing," he said. —
his face.” He said those who commit

Terran told The Tribune that such heinous crimes should be
when the family viewed the hanged.

School is closed
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to go up tomorrow

FROM page one

imperative that the country he could not speak to why
the government had not
signed on to the deal.

He added that last week,
the cabinet of Barbados
decided that the only enti-
ty to provide fuel to that
island would be the Ener-
gy Corporation of Barba-
dos — particularly in
‘terms of the supply to that
country’s electrical corpo-
ration.

Corporation and go ahead
with PetroCaribe, which
would eliminate the middle
man, causing a decrease i in
fuel prices.

He claimed that under the
PetroCaribe initiative, the
country could see savings of
between 50 and 80 cents a
gallon, or between $42.5 mil-
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Despite his confidence in ok
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Union threat to casinos

FROM page one

employees stationed in New
Providence, Grand Bahama
and Exuma.

However, Mr Pinger said that
Gaming Board employees
wanted the government to grant
them a similar contract to the
one agreed for ZNS employees,
who will get a $3,500 lump sum
payment over a three-year peri-
od.

Mr Pinder claimed that this
was not a lot of money consid-
ering that the Ruffin Group and
the Isle of Capri allegedly owed

government millions of dollars
in back taxes.

He claimed that if the gov-
ernment collected the owed '
money, it would be easy for:
them to pay employees their
increases without having to dip
into the public treasury.

Yesterday, Mr Pinder said. ,
that he has had no feedback...
since last week's protest.."I_.
was supposed to hear from -.
them today (Monday) but.I
haven't. I expect to hear from. .-
them in short order and if not
we will just do what we have to
do."

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SOL :Kerzner, the. man
behind the Atlantis develop-
ment on Paradise Island, cele-:
brated his birthday in: stayle at
the weekend with a gatherig of
celebrities from the musical,
entertainment and culinary
worlds.. | '

Festivities kicked off on Fri-
day night with a tribute concert
to Patti Labelle, saluting her 45
years in the music industry and’
her cotribution to R&B.

The line up for the concert



_included Boyz II Men singing

“If You Asked Me To”, Nelly
and Kelly Rowland performing:

“Dilemma”, Mario performing
“Let Me Love You”, Gerald

Levert with Patti Labelle per-
forming “Here and Now” (hon-
ouring Luther Vandross),

Michael McDonald with Patti
Labelle singing “On My Own”

‘and Ashanti performing “New

Attitude” with LaBelle
The concert will air in prime-

‘time on UPN on November 8.

“Ellen Degeneres” DJ Tony

: Okungbowa hosted an after

party for more than 400 guests
and entertainers including Jim-
my Fallon, Star Jones, Justin
Chambers and Ivana Trump.

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On Saturday, « a dream team
of chefs, headed by the culinary
legend Jean-Georges Von-
gerichten, prepared a gourmet
feast in three of the resort’s new
restaurants for that evening’s
birthday dinner for Kerzner and
400 of his guests.Chef Von-
gerichten and his culinary team
prepared an unforgettable meal
of rice cracker-crusted tuna and
grilled beef tenderloin with
onion jam and sour plum mus-
tard at the new Café Mar-
tinique. |

Acclaimed chef Charlie Trot-
ter showcased. his celebrated
culinary skills at Marina Vil-
lage’s new Seafire Steakhouse
on Saturday evening, creating
terrine of steamed Maine skate
wing and slowly: braised wagyu
short ribs with porcini mush-:

rooms, confit of tiny turnips and

a sage-infused veal reduction.
Taking the helm at Bimini
Road was South Florida chef:
Norman Van Aiken, who:
served diners with chilled.
shrimp and conch ceviche and’
roasted quail with cornbread
and fois-gras stuffing topped-
with an ancho-pomegranate
glaze.
Following the dinner, a tribute’
celebrated the life of Sol Kerzn-
er. Performances included:
Lionel Richie singing “Dancing' .
on the Ceiling,” “All Night:.
Long” and “Brick House”, Pat-.:
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forming “It’s a New Day,” Cha-
ka Khan singing “I’m Every
Woman,” “Tell Me Something
Good” and “Ain’t Nobody”,
Gloria Gaynor performing “I
Will Survive,” Billy Preston
singing “Nothing From Noth-
ing,” The O’Jay’s performing
“Money, Money, Money,” Sam
Moore singing “Soul Man” and
“Knock on Wood,” Michael
McDonald with Ashford and
Simpson singing “Ain’t Noth-
ing Like the Real Thing” and
“Ain’t No Mountain High

Enough,” Sheila E bringing
down the house with “The
Glamorous Life,” and Oleta
Adams performing “Get Here if
You Can.” After the show, the
cabaret tables were moved out
of the way and Tony Okung-
bowa took to the turntables
again, spinning into the very ear-
ly hours of Sunday morning.
On Sunday morning, guests
capped off their weekend in
true Bahamian style with a live-
ly and uplifting Gospel Brunch
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in the soulful sounds of Bebe
Winans, Sam Moore, Billy Pre-
ston and Oleta Adams all
accompanied by Sanovia Pierre
Choir. After brunch, most
guests headed for the beach,
trying to get a last few hours of
sunshine, and relaxation,
before heading back to the air-
port.



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Wall Street
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doosating income estimates for
Kerzner International’s Par-
’ adise Island properties by $1.1
million or $0.03 in earnings per
share (EPS), as it upgraded the
company’s stock to ‘Outper-
form’ from ‘Peer Perform’ and
gave it a $65 year-end target.

Joseph Greff, an analyst with
investment bank Bear Stearns,
said “demand trends” for the
Atlantis and One& Only Ocean
Club resorts were “strong and
likely better than our prior 2005
second half estimates”.

Apart from raising the third
quarter operating estimates for
Kerzner International’s Par-

.adise Island properties, Mr -

Greff also increased his esti-

mates of their 2006 full-year

third quarter.

Investment bank raises firm’s share
price target and rating to ‘Outperform’,

with Marina Village boosting non-room

revenues and new Harborside phase
set for design

operating income by $3 million
or $0.08 per share. “We are

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important 2005 fourth quarter
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its,” the Bear Stearns analyst
added.

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more direct airlift into the
Bahamas (more low cost carri-
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significantly improved variety
of restaurant offerings as part
of the recently opened Marina

Consolidated issue ‘the
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Tribune Business Editor

THE exchange control
exemptions provided for in
Consolidated Water’s $11.2 mil-
lion Bahamian Depository
Receipt (BDR) offering are
“just the first step” in widening
this nation’s capital markets,

BISX’s chief executive told The

Tribune yesterday, with the
next phase involving. “broaden-
ing the access of non-residents
to all securities”.

Keith Davies said that in rela-
_ lic sector capital markets policy

tion to the Consolidated Water
issue, it was a case of “from
here we go”, with the exchange
control exemptions the first
indication that the Government
was making good on fulfilling
its commitments outlined in the
public policy statement on cap-
ital market development. —
The. Bahamas International
Securities Exchange’s chief
executive said: “This BDR is
just the first step. The next step
is to broaden the access of non-
residents to all securities. It is a
shift in the operation of our cap-
ital markets. We’re now going
to widen the pool - the different
types of investors that can
access the market.”
_ For the first time in the

Bahamian capital markets’

" short history, the Central Bank

of the Bahamas granted
exchange control exemptions
for the Consolidated Water
offering, allowing temporary
residents (work permit holders),

. permanent residents with a

restricted right to work, and
companies designated as ‘resi-
dent’ for exchange control pur-
poses but with some form of
foreign ownership, to buy into
the BDR issue.

These exemptions mirror
some of those made in the pub-

development statement, which
committed the Government to a
gradual liberalisation of
exchange controls as a prereq-
uisite for broadening arid deep-
ening the Bahamian capital
markets. -

Adding that he had long
advocated that such a step
should take place; Mr Davies

_ Said yesterday: “This is the nat-

ural progression that had to

‘take place for the development

of our capital markets. There
was no question that this had
to happen.”

‘The Governinent, private. sec-

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The ‘5, 000 square foot Mari-
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restaurants and several new
retail outlets, was finished two
months ahead of schedule and
on budget.

Somewhat paradoxically, Mr
Greff said the Bear Stearns
upgrade was provoked by the
recent fall in Kerzner Interna-
tional’s share price, which had
made the stock a more attrac-

tive investment given the pro-

SEE page 4B

Miller hits back at the Chz





a By CARA BRENNEN

- Tribune Staff Reporter iiistaeietiet at ets tind



SOME 60 per cent of the 87 recom:

mendations made by the Bahamas Cham-
bet of Commerce for improving the draft
Consumer Protection Bill were not used

because they were "redundant and unnec-
-essary", Leslie Miller, minister of trade

and industry, said yesterday. gett

“In an attack on the Chamber’ s state-
ment that it was "baffled" that the Gov-
ernment ignored 87 recommendations it
had made for improving the Bill, Mr

' Miller described as "misinformation" the ~
Chamber's “overriding” coticern with the.

legislation - that it granted too much pow-
er to the minister responsible while

attempting to circumvent the eon
_ Process SS Fs





Act change set to
boost fractional

ownership



The minister, though, added that there

-was-“no contemplationin-the provisions of
_ the proposed legislation to citcumvent the
_ powers of the courts. —

Mr Miller refuted the Chamber’ § State-

_ ments, calling them, "obvious inaccura-
cies being fed to the public as factual cir

cumstances",
% Proposed

“He claimed that the proposed Con-
sumer Protection Bill had not been sub-
mitted to Parliament on October 5 for

debate, adding: “I assure you that no such
act took place by myself, Leslie O Miller,

as miftister with responsibility for con-

sumer affairs, or by any of my colleagues a

on the government side of Parliament.”

\



Tel: 242.356.7764.



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



PROPOSED amendments to
the Timeshare Act will write
into legislation procedures for
permitting fractional ownership
investment projects in the

‘Bahamas, rather than leaving
them to the Government’s dis-
cretion, the minister of finan-
cial services and investments
said yesterday.

Allyson Maynard-Gibson
said “one of the reasons”
behind the proposed amend-

- ments to the Act was to enable

_ fractional ownership resorts to

_be “specifically written into the
Act as legislation”, rather than
allowing them to be left to dis-

‘ eretion as to whether “to allow
this kind of development”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
fractional ownership develop-
iments, which are different from
traditional timeshare’ and sec-

further Fades of the ‘i

SEE page 3B

Draft Bill, inaludiag the. Chatnber’s # rec-
ommendations, had been done in recent

weeks by a working committee involving

civil servants from all relevant agencies
and ministries. The committee was now | |
compiling a report that would be sent to
the Attorney General’s Office and then on

to Cabinet.
In addition, Mr Miller disputed the



. Chamber's statement that it had not had
feedback from the Ministry. He said:

“Unless: this Chamber is staffed by ‘short
memories’ , myself along with senior mem-
bers of my ministry met with senior exec-
utives of the Chamber of Commerce in

the conference room of the Ministry,
where we went through t the full content of

_ SEE page 3B






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THE TRIBUNE:





Economic oppo

very morning,
the lead story on
the radio seems
to be that of
another homi-
cide, which in most cases
involves the death of another
young pefson in our country.
The citizens of the Bahamas
continue to be fed a daily diet
of stabbings, shooting, rapes
and robberies. :

While it can be argued that
the causes of such crimes are
complex, and require an under-
standing of psychology, crimi-
nology, religion or the other
social sciences to devise strate-
gies to combat it, we believe
there may be some link to the
lack of economic opportunity.
This is often correlated to low
levels of educational ‘achieve-
ment. | :

Many. Bahamians are afraid
for their own personal security,
and the level of security-related
spending will continue to take a
growing percentage of one’s
disposable income. In recent
years, there has been a prolif-
eration of ‘gated communities’
all over New Providence and
the erection of fortress-like
walls and fences around pri-
vate homes.

Management and staff of

Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited are

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@Dinibineuns

While gated communities
may provide some reprieve
against crime, they ate also
changing the social aspect of
how one interacts with family,
neighbours arid friends. How-
ever, in the overall scheme of
things this might be a small
price to pay for a heightened
sense of security.

The absolute levels of crime
and, perhaps even more impor-
tantly, the perception of crime
in our society can influence the
level of foreign investment in
our economy. The reality is
that our economy is an open,
service-based economy, which
is largely dependent on foreign
investment. Investor risk
assessments of our business
environment and the safety of
key personnel on the ground
invariably influences their will-
ingness to invest here. Simply
put: If investors feel unsafe
working and doing business in
the Bahamas, they will seek
opportunities elsewhere.

Crime and the economy

In an article that I previous-
ly co-authored, it was noted:
“We have an economy that

' produces approxitnately $5 bil-

lion worth of goods and ser-
vices evety year (Gross
Domestic Product of GDP).
About 70 per cent of our econ-
omy or $3.5 billion can be
directly attributable to tourism
and banking, One can question
what then happens when the
drivers of these two sectors
becotne discouraged and
decide to use other sandy

beaches (in the cases of
tourism) or other financial cen- ,

tres (in the case of private
banking)?” .

And: “A perceptiori of high
levels of criminality and law-
lessness will not encourage

_ meaningful levels of inward _
“investment by Bahatiians ‘or

international investors. Our
economy, because of its service
orientation, is a lot more fragile
than we like to admit. Crime
is a major threat to our citizens

atid our most vital economic .

sectors. We should not wait
until it is too late to get a han-
dle on crime, otherwise crime
my get the better of us.”
illiam Niskanen, of the
Cato Institute, in a paper enti-
tled Crime, Police and Root
Causes had this to say about

’ the relationship about crime
' afid the economy.

FROM page 1B

tor atid BISX were all working :
‘together to efihanice the

Bahamian capital markets, and
all could “now sée there is a
clear way to move forward” and

achieve this objective That “will

beriefit all Bahamians”.
“It isa benefit for the
Bahamas,” Mr Davies said.
The BISX chief executive
described the Consolidated






YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Cofina and Fidetity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-countet price

Weekly Voi. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M ~ Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. Januaty 1, 1994 = 100





By Larry Gibson



“Economic growth
reduces many problems. An
increase in real per capita
income appears to reduce both
the violent and property crime
tates by a roughly proportion-
ateamount.

“The economic conditions of

' specific groups are also impor-

tant, An increase in the male
unemployment rate has a
strong positive effect on the
violent crime rate, and an
increase in the poverty rate has

a strofig positive effect on the

property crime rate.

“For reasons that are less
clear, afi iticrease in the gener-
al employment rate appears to
increase the property crime

rate. The implication of those -

findings is that an economic
growth strategy may more
effectively reduce crime than
a public safety strategy, espe-
cially if it leads to higher
employment and income for
teenage males, minorities and
the poor.”

The message is clear: If we
can keep the economy grow-
ing at a healthy pace and create
few jobs, it will certainly hel
in the fight against crime. This
is precisely why it is essential
that the Government creates
and maintains an environment
that encourages and promotes
the development of economic
enterprise = stemming from
both local and intertiational
investment.

Other Measures

Certainly, we must send out
a very clear message that we
have the commitment and

resolve to address our crime |

situation. While crime should
be reported accurately (call a
spade a spade), the press must

avoid the temptation to over-

sensationalise crime.

Secondly, we must recognise
that all stakeholders must play
a key role in fighting crime.

Water BDR as “a much needed
boost for the [capital markets]
industry”, given that 2005 to
date had seen relatively little
activity iti terms of capital rais-
ing and new BISX listings.

Mr Davies also pointed out

- that BISX was “broadening the

different markets we're attract-
ing companies from”; given that
Consolidated Water was listed
on the US-based Nasdaq, while
the first BDR issuer, Kerzner
International, was on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

On Consolidated Water, he
added: “I am looking forward to



The Government has at
obligation to etisure the police
have adequate resources to,
‘tnount an effective and credible’
battle against crime. Also, if
you accept our earlier premise.
that there is a link between.
crime and economic opportu-"
nity, the Government must’
have a comprehensive plan for:
job and skills training, espé-
cially for the youth of our coun-"
try, some of whom have fio real
marketable skills.

Social and religious organi-’
gations can, and must, play a’
significant role in fighting this’
epidemic. There are some very
notable success stories coming
from this sector, and we
applaud their efforts. However;
it seems a pity that more organ-
isations do not coordinate their.
efforts to produce a more effec-;
tive national result,

Finally, the community at
large has an obligation to
report criminality in all forms.
as it exists in our community.
Too often, we take the easy,

. route of turning a ‘blind-eye’
to crime if it is not affecting us.

. directly.

~ Until next week...

£

‘NB: Larry R. Gibson, @.
Chartered Financial Analyst,
is vice-president - pensions,
Colonial Pensions Services:
(Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group
International, which owns
Atlantic Medical Insurance and:
is a major shareholder of Secu®.
rity & General Insurance Com-
pany in the Bahamas.
| The views expressed are
those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
ffiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to rlgibson@atlantic~
house.con.bs



‘their successful submission of
all the required docuitients, and
hopefully when they’ve done
that and met all the require-
tients, we will have our second
BDR listing. That’s a wonderful
step forward and I’m looking
for more to come.” is

Mr Davies said BISX. was’

Jooking for “equally important.
developments” with other
prospective securities issuers.
and listers to come forward,
adding: “Hopefully, we'll see
additional securities coming to”

“market and providing the divér-
sity we need.” ;

| LENNOX PATON

Counsel & Attorneys-At-Law

Our office will be

CLOSED

on Friday, 21st October, 2005
for the Firm’s Annual Fun Day.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.





Imc rMNIDVUINE

Family Guardian
wins top award

FAMILY Guardian, the
BISX-listed life and health
insurer, yesterday announced
it was the only Bahamian com-
pany to this year win the Life
Office Management Associa-
tion (LOMA) Educational
Achievement Award.

The award recognised only
15 companies, out of 93 in the
Latin America/Caribbean
region, that use LOMA’s learn-
ing and training programmes,
based on the total number of
enrolments for the previous
year.

the award on the company’s
behalf, said: “This award is an
outstanding accomplishment
for Family Guardian and for
the large number of staff mem-
bers who participate in the
company’s educational initia-
tives.

“We recognise that profes-

sional development and con- ©

tinued training are essential
ingredients in our customer ser-
vice delivery, and we actively
promote and support employee
involvement in industry edu-
cation.”

Anne Higgs, Family
Guardian’s human resources
vice-president, who accepted

LOMA is based in Atlanta,
Georgia. It is an international
association through which

more than 1200 insurance and
financial services companies
from more than 80 companies



@ ANNE Higgs, Family Guardian’s human resources vice-
president, accepts the Educational Achievement Award from |
‘Shannon Wortman, LOMA’s registrar, on the company’ s veka

use research and educational
activities to improve their oper-
ations.



Act change set to boost fractional ownership

FROM page 1B

ond home developments, held “huge pos-
sibilities” for the Bahamian real estate and
tourism industries.

She pointed to the success of Abaco’s
second home industry, which had séen own-
ers return to the Bahamas time and again
for vacations, as enabling visitors to devel-
op “a serious long-term connection” to the
Bahamas that “boosts tourism incredibly”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson added that time-
share and fractional ownership investments
also held opportunities for Bahamian real-
tors, as although these products had not
traditionally been regarded as fee simple,
this was the way the market was going. As

a result, Bahamian realtors needed to train ©
their staff about the “significance” of such

projects, and the economic benefits they
represented.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that although
no Heads of Agreement had been signed
between the Government.and the devel-

opers, a $120 million private residence club.

investment on Great -Exuma had been
approved and work, according to her infor-
mation, was moving ahead.

’ The developers of the 80/50 Great Exu-
ma, a planned beachfront private residence
club located adjacent to the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort, said on their website:
“A $120 million private residence club has
already begun sales in Great Exuma,. the
Bahamas, with 50 per cent of Phase I fully

Miller hits
back at the
Chamber

FROM page 1B

the various points. of view pre-
sented by the chamber."

At the meeting, Mr Miller
claimed he pointed out a num-
ber of their recommendations
which he felt warranted COnsig
eration.

He told the Chamber repre- —
sentatives present that their rec-.
ommendations and concerns
would be forwarded to the
Attorney General's office for
assessment, and whatever was
deemed relevant in amending
the Bill and helped to protect
consumers, would be incorpo-

reserved prior to Bcaeing ground.” —
Construction was slated to have begun
in February this year, with the first occu-
pancies expected to come in January 2006.
The development is designed as a mem-
ber-owned private.residence club, offering
deeded ownership - known as fractional
ownership - and use of a luxury private vil-
la that provides clients with the benefits of
a resort home without having to maintain it.
Ownership is shared between different
clients, with 12 shares offered in-each villa,

and clients able to purchase more than one |

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

Timeshare

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

Grand Isle Villas, another successful invest- ©

ment project, the 80/50 Great Exuma is a
development that intends to ‘piggyback’ on
the Four Seasons Emerald Bay’s position as

‘the ‘anchor property’ for Great Exuma.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson yesterday said that

- apart from the Four Seasons, the Winding

Bay resort in South Abaco was the best
example of the Government’s strategy of
having an anchor property on each Bahami-

an island in action.

In addition, the development on Chub
Cay was serving as the ‘anchor’ for the
Berry Islands and, currently, Andros, with
400 full-time construction and on-site per-
sonnel currently employed.

On Eleuthera, the south of the island was
expected to be revitalised by the proposed
SeaShells at Cotton Bay investment, plus

another project already approved at Cape

Eleuthera. .

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said the Govern-
ment was looking to the investment pro-
ject announced more than a year ago for the

_ former Club Med site to act as the anchor
property for central Eleuthera. Although:

progress to date has been slow, Mrs May-

nard-Gibson said: “That will be the first in

bricks and mortar terms, so to speak.”

Meanwhile, the $240 million resort devel-
opment proposed for Crab Cay in the Exu-
mas is still trying get back on track, with the
investors - led by North Carolina hog farm-
ing brother, Peter and-Marc Murphy, trying
to resolve internal issues and delays, accord-
ing to Mrs Maynard-Gibson.

“We’re hoping that when they overcome
their issues, they will move swiftly after
that,” she added. “We’re hoping it will get
back on track so it will proceed.”

To date, the developers have built a.

reception area on Crab Cay to host prospec-
tive lot buyers, in addition to having com-
pleted mapping and surveying of the site,

plus clearance, dredging and infrastructure

work.

The American Embassy : B

is presently considering applications for the following position
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

This position reports directly to the Sapervisery General Services Officer andi 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 perfotming preventive maintenance and repair tasks including: Electrical
Power Distribution System, Emergency Power Generation System, HVAC System,
Water Distribution 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 repair 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

rated. and engineering knowledge to monitor and inspect conditions of government

Present at the meeting, Mr
Miller said, were the Chamber’s
executive director, Philip
Simon, and Rick Lowe.

According to Mr Miller, the

Chamber's view was that there
was no need for a Consumer
Protection Act. The Tribune
understands that during the
meeting, he told Chamber
members that unless. their rec-
ommendations were to the ben-
efit of consumers, they would
not be included.
. He claimed that of the 87 rec-
ommendations that were sub-
mitted, 60 per cent of them
were redundant, overlapping or
without objective.

He said the Chaniber was
well aware that the Govern- -
ment had an obligation to pro-
tect its citizens, who include the
Chamber of Commerce, but
also consumers.

Mr Miller added that a Bill e Ability to prioritize tasks

which would protect consumers
may not gel well with business-
es who provide the services.
He maintained that the Gov-
ernment would incorporate any
recommendation that was ben-
eficial to the Bill, but stressed
that it will not dilute the bill
with anything unnecessary.
Mr Miller indicated the
Bahamas’ draft Consumer Pro-
tection Bill was largely based
on similar legislation in Jamaica,
and was being introduced to
ensure this nation kept pace
with global developments, such
asthe United Nations Guide-
lines for Consumer Protection.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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



owned or leased buildings and contract work in progress.

Prepares performance evaluation reports and recommends training and disciplinary
actions, as needed, for the FSN employees fe force within the facilities maintenance
section.

This position is open to candidates si the following requirements:

¢ Engineering Technician or Building Engineer with relevant certification is.
required.

° Five years of progressively increased responsibility as a maintenance manager
or engineer is réquired.

e Excellent command of the English Language, both written and oral.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
e Excellent managerial, supervisory, and training skills
Highly confidential in nature
General knowledge of building maintenance oper ations 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 es

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
Résources Office no later than Friday, October 21, 2005.

IUESVAY, VU IUBENM 16,
GN - 281



MINISTRY OF HEALTH |
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES
BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT SOLID WASTE

MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

The Project Execution Unit, under the auspices of the
Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS)
and The Ministry of Health, now invites local firms and
joint ventures to participate in the bidding process by
presenting seale bids for construction of a transfer station
in George Town, Exuma. The procedures for the
contracting for the provision of service, financed by this
program, will be suject to the provisions of the Ministry
of finance.

Interested parties may obtain further information,
including eligibility to participate, and may collect a
copy the bidding document from the office of the:

Project Execution Unit

Eevee OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

SERVICES |
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Farrington Road —
P.O.Box SS-19048
Nassau, The Bahamas. ©

Interested Tenders may purchase a complete set of tender
documents by submitting a written application to the
Department of Environmental Health Services and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred

_ ($100.00) dollars. The method of payment will be

certified cheque or cash. The documents would be ready
for reves as of Monday, October 17th, 2005.

Tender: are to be submitted i in sealed envelope(s) marked
“Tenders for Construction of Transfer Station! in George
Town, Exuma”, and sent to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance —
P.O.Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas,

All tenders must reach the Tender’: s Board no fate than
4:00p.m. on Monday, November 14th 2005. All tenders
must be submitted in triplicate. Tenders will be opened
at 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, at the
office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance. The

. Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders. -

BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT SOLID WASTE
ne MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

INVITATION FOR TENDERS
The Government of the Bahamas has teceived a loan

‘from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) .
towards the cost of the Bahamas Solid Waste

_ Management Programme, and it intends to apply part

of the’ loan proceeds to the construction ue

1. a Transfer Station in South Abaco;

2. a Transfer Station in North Abaco;

3. a Landfill in Millerton, Long Island; ang
4.-a Landfill in Central Andros

The Project Execution Unit, under the auspices of the
Department of Environmental Health Service (DEHS)

and The Ministry of Health, now invites local firms and
joint ventures to participate in the bidding process by

‘presenting sealed bids for construction of the captioned
landfills and transfer stations, at the mentioned family

‘islands. The procedures for the contracting for the

provision of service, financed by this program, will be
subject to the provisions of this loan Contract.

Interested parties may obtain further information,
including eligibility to participate, and may collect a
copy the bidding document from the office of the:

- Project Execution Unit.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES .
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Farrington Road
P.O.Box SS-19048
Nassau, The Bahamas

Interested Tenders may purchase a complete set of tender

. documents by submitting a written application to the

Department of Environmental Health Services and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred
($100.00) dollars. The method of payment will be
certified cheque or cash. The documents would be ready
for review. as of Monday, October 17, 2005.

Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelope(s) marked

either:

e “Tenders for the Construction of a Transfer
Station in South Abaco”,
e “Tenders for the Construction of a Transfer
Station in North Abaco”,
e “Tenders for the Construction of a Landfill in
Millerton, Long Island”, or
e “Tender for the Construction of a Landfill in
Central Andros”

and sent to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
P.O.Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas

All tenders must reach the Tender’s Board no later than
4:00p.m. on Monday, November 14th 2005S. All tenders
must be submitted in triplcate. Tenders will be opened
at 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, at the
office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance. The
Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders



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SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE REGISTRY

2005/PRO/npr/00491

IN THE ESTATE OF FANNY EVELYN |
WALLINGTON a.k.a FAY E.
WALLINGTON late of Apartment No. 54,
Lacovia, West Bay Road on the Island of
Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands,
British West Indies.

deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, on its Probate Side by BERYL
ANDREA WILLIAMS of No. 8 Benson Road in
Dannottage Estates, Eastern District, New
Providene, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and SIDNEY
ALEXANDER CAMBRIDGE, JR., of 9 Chancery
Lane, Winton Estates, Eastern District, New

Providence, The Bahamas is the Authorized .

Attorneys in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to
MICHAEL L. ALBEAGA, the Executor, by the
Clerk of the Courts in the Grand Court of Caymans
Islands, on the 19th day of April, 2005

. Signed —
‘Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE. SUPREME COURT,

PROBATE REGISTRY |

2005/PRO/npr/00494 ,
Whereas REUBEN DELEVEAUX (a.k.a) REUBEN

JAMES DELEVEAUX of 13 Jack Fish Drive,

Golden Gates No. 2, New Providence, The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration

| of the real and personal estate of WILFRED ©

DELEVEAUX late of, Major's Cay, Crooked Island,
The Bahamas,

deceased, a

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
21 days from ie date hereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,
‘PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00507

IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY JONES
MACMILLAN a.k.a. SHIRLEY JONES,

late of the City of Terra Cotta, Ontario Canada,

~ deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, on its Probate side by LYNN P..

HOLOWESKO of East Lyford Lane, in the Western
District on the Island of New Providence, The
Bahamas, Attorneys-at-law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with
a Will in the above estate granted to CIBC TRUST

| CORPORATION, the executor by the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice at Brampton, on the
6th day of April, 2005.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00509

Whereas ALICE MILLER of Salt Pond, Long
Island, The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration with the will annexed of the real
and personal estate of RUBYANN MILLER late
of, Winton Meadows, New Providence The
Bahamas,

deceased,

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
14 days from the date hereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson.
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,

PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00510

Whereas PAUL HARDING of Bellot Road, New
Providence, The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration of the real and personal estate
of DELLARESE POITIER HARDING late of,

Bellot Road, New Providence, The Bahamas,

deceased, .

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
14 days from the date hereof.

"Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE DIVISION

| 2005/PRO/npr/00513
Whereas ANNAMAE FORBES of Elizabeth

Estates, Eastern District, New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, the mother, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration of the real and personal estate

of SHANTEL THOMPSON late of, Elizabeth —

Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. —

deceased,

| Notice i is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at me expiration of

14 days from the date hereof.

~ Signed |
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar _



THE SUPREME COURT,
“PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00401

IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES R. KICK
a.k.a. CHARLES KICK late of 1973 S.E.
Rainer Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34952,
U.S.A.

‘deceased

NOTICE i is 5 netakiy given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, on its Probate Side by ANDREW
DWAYNE FORBES of Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is the
Authorized Attorneys in The Bahamas, for the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration in
the above estate granted to CHESTER B.
GRIFFIN, the Personal Representative by the
Circuit Court of St. Lucie County Florida, U.S.A.,
on the 23rd day of July, 2003.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

FROM page 1B |

jected boost to the company’s
earnings from the Paradise
Island Phase III expansion and

planned investment projects for

Dubai and Morocco.

The analyst explained: “We
find the stock’s recent pullback
and less-than-inspiring year-to-
date performance attractive and
a much better risk reward in
front of 15-20 per cent EPS
growth through 2010. We note
the stock is off 18 per cent from
its 52-week high and 9 per cent
since it reported solid second
quarter 2005 results in early
August.

“We have long been fans of

_the growth profile of Kerzner

International. Our issue has.
been valuation and what price
point represents a good risk-
reward to be building positions
in front of a 20 per cent EPS
compounded annual growth
rate. We think current levels

_.fepresent very attractive entry

points.”

Meanwhile, Mr Greff said.
‘Kerzner International. was

expected to begin designing its
third phase expansion of the
Harborside timeshare project,

‘ a'50/50 joint venture with Star-

wood, by 2005 year-end. Some
27 per cent of the recently com-

pleted second phase, featuring .

1116 two and three-bedroom
units, is now sold, and net time-

' share sales for Harborside gen-

erated $22.5 million during the
2005 second quarter. The aver-
age sales price ‘per key’ had
risen by 40 per cent compared
to the Harborside first phase. .

Some 34 out of the 44 avail-
able units at the Ocean Club

Estates joint venture project, .

the Ocean Club Residences and
Marina, have been sold. The
project will eventually amount
to an 88-unit, $130 million

development financed by pre--

sales.
And the proposed $250 mil-



lion 500-unit condo hotel, a joint’
venture between Kerzner Inter-:

‘national and Turnberry Asso-

ciates, has already pre-sold:
some 20 per cent of the avail
able residences, generating $90.
million in sales. Construction is.
expected to begin “in a few
months” and be completed by
2007.

Bear Stearns added that the.
increase in Kerzner Interna-
tional’s Phase III budget from
$650 million to $730 million was
“substantially immaterial”.

The investment bank added
that Kerzner International had:
secured an effective gaming tax:
rate of around 5 per cent, lower’
than rivals in Nevada and New:
Jersey, through its. commitments
to the Government. It had ful-.
filled many of those already by“
beginning construction at the’
One&Only Ocean Club in-
August 2003, and Marina Vil:.
lage and Harborside by J une:
2004...

However, if it does not pro=.
ceed with the condo-hotel and:

‘golf course on Athol Island,

Bear Stearns said the casino tax: i

_ concessions and joint market=,

4

ing contribution from the Gov-;
ernment will be reduced from:
2009 onwards, by about $3- $4:
million annually. 3

Meanwhile, Mr Greff added:

‘ that ‘Kerzner International’: 'S*

refinancing of a corporate debt:
issue had reduced its interest:
expense by $8.5 million or $0.23
per share per year. Further refi-
nancing, it added, could save;
$0.13 per share per year.
“Based on a sum of the parts
valuation analysis, wherein we
think current operations are
worth $55 per share, we think
investors are getting Paradise
Island Phase III expansion,
equity contribution from Lin-

-coln park, Dubai and Morocco

projects for free,” Mr Greff
said.





NOTICE is hereby given that APRIL JOYE ALFRED OF
REGENCY PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister‘
responsible for Nationality and Gitizenehip, P.O. Box N- ye c

Nassau, Bahamas. - oy

NOTICE

NOTICE i is hereby given that ANDY ALFRED OF REGENCY:

PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of|
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and |

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

NOTICE. is hereby given that JOHN CEREUS PIERRE, #27
WASHINGTON STREET, 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 11TH day of.

OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and,
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANELLE ALFRED OF REGENCY:

PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of,|

| OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and.

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

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 2
(No. 45 of 2000) ‘s,

In Voluntary Liquidation

PAGLIO LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of the.
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, thes
Dissolution of PAGLIO 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 September, 2005. ys







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Junior Sports Reporter

THE Church Games are
making waves as hundreds
gather to watch and support
their denominations.

With the Baptists clinch-
ing both the men’s and wom-
en’s softball titles, the atten-
tion now turns to basketball,
volleyball, soccer and track
and field, all of which will be
held this week. ,

Cycling also concluded its
six divisional competitions
over the weekend.

Claiming top prize in the
open men’s division was Bry-
on Musgrove, riding for the
Baptist church, Seventh Day
Adventist Wayne Price com-

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Intense competition

Heated action |
over the weekend

ing in second with Comfort
House Ministries’ Robert
Bethel coming in third.
Church of God of Prophe-
cy powered their way
through the tape for their
first win of the games in the
under 15 girls ride. Winning
the gold for the church was
Carrearan Sweeting. Second
and third place finishings

went to Royonique Cole- |
brooke and Ivanique Kemp, |

both of the Baptist Church.

Teams were given a day
off to regroup, after the heat-
ed action on Saturday.

The track and field meet

was designed for the younger
talent in the church to shine,
with competition and races
going down to the wire.

The 100m and relays, the
most favoured event on the
track was dominated by the
Baptists, winning two of four.

- Starting things off for the
Baptists in the under 15 boys
was Travis Kemp, taking the
century in a time of 11.50
seconds, teammate Denti
Moss was second in 11.60
seconds with Jonathon Davis
of CCAMI finishing third in
11.75 seconds.

The long distance events’
were-also claimed by the
Baptists, landing a one-two

knockout punch in the under

15 girls 1500 metres. Win-
ning the event in a time of

6:07.75 seconds was Azarian.

Miller, teammate Pollyann-
Bethel was second in 6:21.75
seconds and G Simmons
came in third in 6:55.07 sec-
onds.

However, the 400m was.

evenly split by the Anglicans
and Catholics.

Leading the way for the
Anglicans in the under 15

‘boys 400m were Shaquille

Burrows and Renaldo King,
finishing in times of 1:00.65

seconds and 1:01:12. seconds |

respectively. Third place
went to Wesley Mullings,
competing for the Baptists.

. Mullings’ time was 1:02.04
seconds. ae
Nathan Arnett took first

place. prize for the Catholics
in the one lap event with a
time of 52:48 seconds,
Rashad Dean from the Bap-
tists was second in 54.82 sec-

onds and Billy Bowleg of.
Full Gospel was third in

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@ TENNIS
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter -

“TENNIS doubles team part-
ners Mark Knowles and
Daniel Nestor are back in the
groove, taking their third title

for the year and their 31st vic-.

tory as a team.

The number four ranked
‘team in the ATP Doubles
Race headed into the tourna-
ment as the top seeds, defeat-
ing the Israeli pair of Andy
Ram and Yoni Erlichon 5-3,
5-4 Sunday, to claim the BA:
CA Trophy.

The win gives Knowles and
Nestor a 50 point boost as
they continue their race to the
Tennis Masters Cup, set for
Shanghai, China, in Novem-
ber.

However, they have yet to
seal their names to the Tennis
Masters tournament, which
hosts the top eight.

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Doubles pair take
BA-CA Trophy a

So far, only three doubles
teams have qualified — Amer-
ican twin brothers Bob and

. Mike Bryan, Wayne Black

and Kevin Ullyett and Max
Mirnyl and Jonas Bjorkman.
The BA-CA tournament is
the first time the duo have
been in action since their sur-

prisingly early exit at the US ©

Open, held in August.
Before the US Open,
Knowles was forced to play in
several tournaments without
partner Nestor, due to injury:

However, the weekend win .

is being used as a laurich pad

for Knowles and Nestor ahead...

of the Masters Series in

Madrid, Spain.

Currently seeded as num-
ber three in the tournament,
the duo’s opening game is
scheduled against Simon

Aspelin of Sweden and Todd
Perry of Austria.

The game for the tourna-

-ment’s defending champions

is set for Wednesday.

After wrapping up this
week’s tournament, Knowles
and Nestor will move onto the -

_ BNP Paribas Masters in Paris,

France, October 31st.

This will conclude the qual-
ification tournaments for the
race to the Tennis Masters
tournament.



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By KELSIE JOHNSON \
Junior Sports Reporter |

“MY DEVASTATING overhand tight and



hard left rocked him and it was over from the

first three shots,” said Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams
after his win-over the weekend.
Williams rocked former training partner Harold

‘Hitman’ Sconiers on Saturday during the clash at

the Magic City show, held in Orlando, Florida.
The win for Williams came on the eve of him
signing with a new promoter and boxing club,
the Silver Hawk.
The first of a series of fights to come for the
fighter, as he plans to elevate to the World’s

Heavyweight title.

Fighting a much taller Sconiers was not a prob-
lem for Williams, who described his first three
shots to the body as the breaking point.

He said: “I knew his style, he is a boxer-runner.
He boxes and then runs after he believes he has
done enough damage to the person. And plus

he has a nice right hand.

“I went straight at him at first, trying to cut
that right hand off, attacking his wide open body.

“At the end of the first round he started to
tun, so I went upstairs on him. Connecting with an
overhand right, which wobbled him, forcing the
referee to step in between us.

“I was confident that I was going to take him
out, just as I went to deliver the blow I thought
would’ have finished him off, the bell rang. So
basically he lived to fight another round.”

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coniers

But Sconiers would last the entire six rounds,

_ taking blow after blow from Williams.

In the third round, Williams continued to deliv-
er the blows to the already battered Sconiers,
but the knockout he was looking for never came.

A confident Williams was. convinced he had —
the victory under his belt, stating that he had
turned away from the plan of knocking- out
Sconiers.

Williams said the lengthy fight against a per-

‘sistent fighter gave him the opportunity to. work

on his punches.
He added: “A few years ago we fought with: a

‘promotion club so I knew some of his strengths

and weaknesses.

| Styles

“I didn’t use all I knew about him against him
in the fight, because it is always in my opinion that
a fighter can deviate from theit styles during
fights, so you can’t always base your’s against
their’s.

“But I was able to deliver some great ‘blows
upstairs on him. I don’t know which combina-
tion I am going to use, so this fight give me an
opportunity to work on the various combina-
tions.” .

As Williams prepares for his two upcoming
bouts, set for November 25th and December
28th, his main focus is combinations.

Williams has also taken on a new trainer and
workout, which started today.








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- â„¢ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

0)
Ordain’ Moss,
childhood dreams
- of winning a beau-
.. * ty pageant have
finally become a reality. Ms

.Moss recently won the title of
Miss Bahamas World 2005, and

will soon be on her-way to.

competing in her. first, major
- World 2005, °°
_, While some-beauty. queens
:. have months :to:prepare for a
’ ‘pageant, a confident and poised
Ordain Moss will leave for the
Miss .World .pageant on
‘November..9, after being
crowned. Miss Bahamas World

-on October 11. The month-
. long Miss World pageant
. begins December 10, in Sanya, .
~~ China.

-.” 'The-pageant queen, who is
‘also 'a student and assistant

--instructor.at Yodephy Dance

~. who has

‘and Modeling Academy, and °
much experience on

Â¥

pageant, Miss

the stage, does not seem to be
daunted by the pressure of a
single month to plan for a
pageant that some consider the
world's largest beauty contest.

_ And while Ms Moss is not
making any predictions about a
win-.at the international
pageant, she has vowed to do
her best. "A Jot of the girls in
the pageant are (in my:age
group) so I'm confident. I'm
not saying that I will bring
home the crown, but I am say-
ing that I will do my best. It's

all about being optimistic," Ms

Moss tells. Tribune Woman.
She is also quick to point out
that age would not have been a
factor even if she was tne
youngest contestant,

It may be fate that has been
on this pageant queen's side
from the day that she was born,
as her parents named: her
‘Ordain, which means "the cho-:
sen one". Or it may be her style

‘and determination, or all of the

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& CARIBBEAN Bracelet Company marufactured
the bracelets made of pink sapphires.



WOMAN





Doing its part to raise
cancer awareness

& By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

local jewelry compa-
ny is doing its part to
raise cancer aware-
ness among Bahami-
ans, while lending its
financial support to the cause.

Belief

With a firm belief that companies in
the Bahamas have a responsibility to
support local causes in relation to
health, Douglas Cowper of Golden
Karat Limited, Prince George Plaza,
embarked upon an effort which he
hopes will encourage more compa-

nies to get involved.

In June, while attending the JCK
Show, a jewelry conference held in
Las Vegas where jewelers view new
designs, company officials saw a pro-
totype of a gold ribbon and decided
that they could use it during October,
in support of breast cancer awareness
month.

After developing their design, Gold-
en Karat commissioned the manufac-
turer, the Caribbean Bracelet Com-
pany, to produce 100 of the bracelets.
The company began sales October 1,
and have since sold 28 of the bracelets
that are made of pink sapphires,
accented with diamonds, with white
and yellow gold bound in silver.

The acquisition of one of these

bracelets is even more significant since
each piece has its own number (from
1 to 100), making the owner a part of
this special commemorative effort.
Bracelet number one will be donated
to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas
for a silent auction at its annual ball.

Sentimental

Having them numbered also pro-
vides some sentimental value. Accord-
ing to Mr Cowper, a young lady pur-
chased the number 48 bracelet to pay
tribute to her mother who died from

. breast cancer at that age. In fact, most

of the bracelets that have been sold,
were purchased either by cancer sur-
vivors or their family members, Mr

Cowper said.

Though the jeweler admits that the ©

cost of the bracelets may be a bit
steep, at $499, he believes that the
money will go a long way toward
funding the fight against cancer in the
Bahamas.

The manufacturer has already

_ pledged to donate $50 to the Cancer

Society of the Bahamas for every
bracelet sold in October, while:Gold-
en Karat will donate $100 from every

bracelet sold even after the month has _ .

ended. ~

The company hopes to. have all 100

bracelets sold by the end of the year.
Once they are sold a presentation of
funds from the manufacturer and

_Golden Karat will be made to the

: Society.

. Mr Cowper said that he has no
family members or friends who have
been touched with breast cancer, but
decided to make these beautiful pieces
as a way to give back to the commu-

Charitable

"Commerce should be more chari-

nity.

table. If you are doing well, you,
should also pass that on," he told Tri-.

bune Woman. "We want to raise

awareness. And maybe these funds.
will go towards advertising for the

Cancer Society of the Bahamas to
encourage more women to go out
there and get mammograms."



Ordain has eyes on

FROM page 1C

above. But whatever it is, Ms
Moss seems to have the win-
ning combination.

Miss Bahamas Organisation
(MBO), owners of the Miss

World franchise for the terri-

tory of the Bahamas, held a pri-
vate screening on September
17 where eight contestants
were interviewed by a panel of
judges, and modeled swim
wear.
The newly crowned Miss
Bahamas World beat the seven

other contestants for the title.
And by doing so, she became
the fourth national beauty
queen in her family. Miss
Bahamas 1971, Tera Rahming,
is her grand-aunt, Miss
Bahamas 1991, Lisa Swain, is
her cousin, and another cousin,
Francois Newbold, won the
Miss Bahamas crown in 1987.
The advice from these family
members has been to stay calm,
show personality and be confi-
dent.

According to Michelle Mal-

colm, president of the Miss

Bahamas Organisation (MBO),
it was Ms Moss' physical beau-
ty, great personality and confi-
dence that impressed the panel
of judges. "Plus, her modeling
skills were impeccable with the
combination of all of those
traits," she adds.

Dancing and modeling for

five years at Yodephy, Ms -

Moss said that she does not
really have that much work to
do in preparation for the inter-
national pageant. She is how-

ever, being coached in her

interviewing skills and diction

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every week, not that the queen
is experiencing difficulties in
these areas, but the committee
wants to make sure that she is
at her best once the competi-
tion begins.

Says Ms Malcolm: "We are
focusing on her diet, and'she's
doing lots of running and
pilates to lose weight. The thing
with international pageants,
there are strict unwritten rules
about.a. contestants weight.
And the only problem is that
we have been sending these
girls over to these pageants,
and by Bahamian standards
they are fine. But they are con-
sidered heavy on an interna-
tional scale."

Ms Moss hopes to capitalize
on her Miss World experience
by winning the Miss World tal-
ent competition, considered
one of three “fast track” events
in the pageant that could land
her an automatic spot among
the final 15 contenders. The
three fast track events, beach
beauty, talent, and beauty with
a purpose, will be open to.all
contestants and will recognize
delegates with special qualities.

Apart from her efforts in the
talent competition, the MBO
committee is requesting assis-
tance from the Bahamian pub-
lic to. boost‘Ms Moss’ quest to
make the Miss World finals.
Once again, the Miss World

Organisation is introducing a-

new voting system, called SMS,
that is set to produce the
largest global TV voting event.
With a record number of con-
testants and an innovative new
voting system, Miss World 2005

‘is set to make television histo-

ry as the public will choose six
new Miss World ambassadors.

Six ‘Vote For Me’ TV spe-
cials will present contestants
from each continental zone and
invite the global television
audience to cast votes to deter-
mine the first Miss World
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Africa, Miss World Americas,
Miss World Caribbean, and
ultimately the overall winner
of Miss World 2005.

‘Miss World — The Final’ is
the World’s largest live annual
TV event with viewing figures

-of two billion. With a record

115 contestants undertaking a
month-long tour of China to

compete for this year’s title, _
Miss World 2005 is set to be

the most lavish spectacle in the
pageant’s 54-year history,
according to a press release
from the MBO committee.

Contestant

Each contestant will be allo-
cated a number for worldwide
SMS voting or via IVR in their
particular country. These num-
bers will be prominently dis-
played on television graphics
and in media. Viewers may

vote for two contestants from
their continent to go through

‘to the Miss World Continental

finals, although there is no lim-
it on the number of votes they
may cast.

' After each show, points will
be awarded according to a vot-
ing-points structure. An effec-
tive formula will ensure that
votes from all countries equate,
regardless of the size of popu-
lation, voting medium or over-
all number of votes. Votes orig-
inating from a country are
counted and the contestants
ranked according to the num-
ber of votes received from that
country. Contéstants’ scores
are added for every country
within their continental zone,
with votes from outside their
continent accumulated as one
voting ‘country’.

The contestants are then
allocated points aligned to their
ranking — 12 for the contestant
with the most votes, ten for the
second place finisher and so on
to the tenth place finisher, who
receives two points. One point






ranked below tenth place.
The three fast track winners

will join the continental final -

is given to all contestants -

applicable to them. If a fast .

track-winner also finishes first .

or second in their continental

vote, the contestant that places _,
third from that continent will
go through to the continental,

final.

Viewers will have the chance ,
to cast votes for their favorite
\ girls from the first Miss World .

‘Asia Pacific ‘Vote For Me’ spe- .

cial on November 21 until 12 |

hours before the start of the

two-hour live televised final
from Sanya, on December 10. -

In Miss World — The Final, the .

_ winners of three fast-track

events, will join the 12 Conti-

nental finalists - two from each -

zone — ensuring that the final .

line-up is truly representative
of the World.

Then it is down to the judg-."

ing panel to make their final -

deliberations and name the six

continental winners and for |
Miss World Organisation chair- -

man Mrs Julia Morley to.

announce. the overall Miss
World 2005.

Says Ms Moss: “I believe that _

the Bahamas has more to offer ..
than sun, sand and sea, and I .

want people to see that. I want
us to be seen not only for our

beaches and tourism, so I need .
the votes of the Bahamian peo- ,

ple in order to be moved to the ,

finals."

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Cancer is nota

death sentence



PART TWO



THIS is the second install-
ment in a two-part series of a
personal account on surviving
breast cancer. Part I was pub-
lished in last week’s Woman
and Health.

By Brenda Anita Russell

or me, knowledge

is power. So I read’

books on top of
books about breast
cancer. My
favourite book was "Dr Susan
Love's Breast Book" written
by Dr Susan Love, with Karen
Lindsey. That was given to me
by my cousin Toni Godet,
thank you and I love you Toni.
To educate myself I went on
the Internet, I have spoken
with different ladies with can-
cer, I speak with doctors to
learn more about the disease
and my options, confer with my
pastor and with my sister Bev-
erley, who has such valuable
coping information to impart.
Along with this emotional
support, I draw tremendous
support from my spiritual faith
which is very strong. I honestly
believe the Lord is going to
work a miracle in my life. I
pray, I talk to God constantly,
read my bible, and I am always
asking for a miracle. First
Corinthians Chapter 12:9-10
says gifts are given in different
ways, to one person the gift of
healing and to another the
working of miracles and they
are all given by the same spirit.
In Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked
at them and said, "With man
this is impossible, but with God
-all things are possible." I know
I will be healed. Isaiah 53:5
says, "But he was wounded for
our transgressions, He was

bruised for our iniquities, the

chastisement for our peace was
upon him and by his stripes we
are HEALED."

Faith prayers for the afflict-
ed, James 5:13-16, "Is anyone
among you suffering? Let him
pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let
him sing Psalms. Is anyone
among you sick? Let him call

for the elders of the church, ©

and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the

name of the Lord. And the -

prayer of faith will save the
sick, and the Lord will raise
him up. And if he has commit-
ted sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one
another, and pray for one
another, that you may be
healed. The effective, fervent
prayer of a righteous man
avails much." _

Knowing that God is with
me all day and all the time, he
hears my cry and my pain, that
gives me the strength to per-
severe and I know God is going
to work a miracle in my life
very, very soon.

Armed with all this knowl-
edge and faith I was not pre-
pared for another shock in July
2005. Recently I was thrust
back into chemo treatment
with a new diagnosis of cancer.
Initially, I did not think about
the possibility of a recurrence
because of my strong faith that
the treatment I had already
received had been effective. It
was a shock and I am still very
emotional about it. I am just
coming to terms with the situ-
ation and getting answers from
my doctors. I am praying daily
that God would perform a mir-
acle and heal me. So the roller
coaster ride continues as I have
already received two months
of chemo treatments taking
taxol and cisplatin every Fri-
day and I am not sure at this
junction how many more treat-
ments I will require. With can-



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mograms at Doctors Hos-
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ter Sister Breast Cancer
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BE BRENDA RUSSELL

cer you have to face it and
fight.

I have interacted with doc-
tors and received treatment
both locally and abroad. In
Nassau I have dealt with seven
doctors and one in Miami, all
of whom I found to be very
caring and understanding and
they have provided me with
ample knowledge of the dis-
ease. I feel very comfortable
with them handling my illness

. because I am confident in their

abilities. I have consulted with
an oncologist in the US and he
is a Bahamian, Dr Gershwin
Blyden whom I have found to
be very knowledgeable and

‘competent. Iswas very com-

fortable with him. I have had
many P.E.T. scans at Mount
Sinai Hospital in the last two
years and I found the radiology
personnel always very caring
and professional.
Positive

I choose to deal with my can-
cer with a positive attitude and
by helping others. In helping
others,. you help yourself
because I understood from my
superior Ms Buena Wright that
I was an inspiration to her and
that I have been an inspiration
to many persons in the com-
munity and on my job. Wen-
dall Jones, CEO of Jones Com-
munication, said in a general
staff meeting on March 2004,
"other staff members of Jones
Communication need to take
a page out of Brenda's book".

I have not allowed cancer to
hinder my life or my job. I love
my job. I have worked at Jones
Communications for 11 years. I
have continued working at the
office and at home, in fact J
probably worked even harder
to maintain my top sales sta-
tus, even during my chemo
treatments and radiation and I
was the recipient of the Top
Sales Person of the Quarter
and of the Year Award 2003.

What would be my advice to
Women? ;

Part 1: Wake up and smell
the roses: "There are two types
of cancer patients cancer VIC-
TORS and cancer VICTIMS.
Cancer victims let the disease
take them over: They do not
reach out into life anymore.
Cancer VICTORS, are happy,
they go for walks, they smell
the flowers......they do the
things they want to do. They
do not let the disease take over
their lives. They let it have cer-
tain control points, but they do



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not let it contro] them".
(Adapted from a quotation by

John Chapman, bone cancer -

patient, The Alpha Book On
Cancer And Living).

Ladies, ladies I am a cancer
Victor. Which one are you? Be
vigilant about your health, vis-
it your doctors often for breast
exams, yearly mammograms
and pap smears. Women, doc-
tors at home are the best, take
it from me. I have seven doc-

tors that I see at home, Drs ©

Diggiss, Turnquest, Porter,
Carroll, Neil, Sands and Carey.
Stay at home, your family sup-
port base is here in the
Bahamas, not in the States.

- However, if you are. going to
‘ the States the Bahamian Doc-
tor to see is Dr Gershwin Bly- -

den. I would like to publicly
thank all of my seven doctors
and Dr Gershwin Blyden in
Miami.

Ask questions, know what.

your options are, research the
Internet, read lots of books on
cancer, change your diet, eat
lots of fruits and veggies, and
connect with the Sister Sister
Breast Cancer support group
or the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas for more information
about cancer. Also call me if
you want to talk at 327-6487.
The Sister Sister Cancer sup-
port group meetings are held
every second Wednesday of the
month at Spm at the Cancer
Society headquarters, East Ter-
race, Centreville. For further
details contact Nurse Charlene
McPhee at the Surgical Suite,
Centreville Medical Centre at
326-1929 or call the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas at 323-
4482.

Advice Part 2: Cancer is
NOT a death sentence. There
are women today who have
been living with cancer for 20
and 40 years, "so don’t worry,
be happy!"

Women, I have heard many
of your cries and pains over
and over. However, many

-women are afraid to address

this particular issue of loneli-

ness and desertion. As amem-

ber of the Sister Sister Breast
Cancer support group I have
decided to take up the chal-
lenge which is always over
looked. Many of our Bahamian
men are not mature and edu-
cated enough to deal with the
word ‘cancer’ but there ARE
many loyal, devoted and
mature men out there who will
not leave a woman just because
she has cancer because he
knows that is the time when
she really needs his moral sup-
port. ‘

I have heard repeated sto-
ries about those men who have
left the relationship using work,
other problems, stress or any
other excuse even though
things were quite fine before
the woman got cancer. If he is
not willing to face up to the
fact that he can not deal with
the issue of cancer, then let him
go in the name of Jesus. Just
put the relationship in God's
hand.

To all men - good, bad, pre-
tenders and procreators around
the world who are reading my
story locally or via the Inter-

- "TLOVE YOU".

~ WOO!

net today, please share it with
your male friends and let them
know that many women out

’ there are hurting as a result of

your bad treatment, neglect
and desertion.
In years gone by, cancer was

‘a death sentence, but nowa-

days with all the modern tech-
nology available, cancer can be
cured, there is life after cancer.
So men, if your partner should
get cancer be aware that this
is the time she needs your sup-

port. She needs you to be by

her side, if only to see your face
and to get a hug. Sometimes
you might not know what to
say but sometimes you do not
have to say anything, just be
there for her. Believe me when
I say it would make a huge dif-
ference in her life. Moral sup-
port is not just talking on the

. phone, it is being there physi-
cally and mentally, in body and.

spirit. It is medication for the
soul.
There are two types of men,

good and bad, none in-

between. Which type are you?
Ihave the greatest respect for

- three men I know personally
who have been through thick.

and thin for their wives with
cancer. One is a government
minister, one is Jackson Burn-
side, and the other is my broth-
er-in-law, Vivian Lockhart. He
has not left my sister Bever-
ley’s side from the first day she
was diagnosed with cancer. For
the past eight years he has

. always been there for her: God

will take care of good men like
them. God has ways of blessing
these men.

I would like to publicly thank
my daughter Monette, my son-

_in-law Carlos Albury, my

mother Annie Russell, my sis-
ters Beverley and Barbara, my
brothers Colin, Larry, Barry
and Lyndon and their families

mS SIMPSON

Sun Facts

@ By SARAH SIMPSON

YOU may think sitting
under an umbrella at the
beach makes up for not
wearing sunscreen. DON'T.
Depending on weather con-
ditions and the reflective-
ness of the sand, your beach
umbrella may be offering
you only SPF2.

_If you are turning to a tan-
ning bed for a healthier,

. “indoor tan,” think again.

Commercial tanning beds
not only emit as much, and
often more, damaging ultra-
violet light as the sun itself,
improper use can result in

. vislon-reducing corneal

burns. Instead, reach for a
protective self tanning prod-
uct for a natural-looking,

golden glow.without the
* guilt.

New research indicates
that using sunscreen with an
SPF higher than 30 can hurt
more than it helps. For
example, the difference
between SPF30 and SPF40
is 30 per cent more sun-
screen chemicals, but a
measly one per cent more

‘in protection. Sunscreen is

recommended between
SPF15 and SPF30.

People are not the only
animals to suffer from sun-

related skin cancers.

Up to 40 per cent of pet
melanomas are sun-related,
and they are just as fatal as
the human variety. Be pet
smart and make sure your
pet has lots of shade.

One in five Americans
will develop skin cancer in
their lifetime, and it kills one

American every hour. Low-

er your risk by making a
solar protection product
part of your daily regimen.
A few extra moments every
morning might just save .-
your life.
Centuries ago, having
super pale skin was highly
fashionable, since only the
very wealthy could afford to
avoid working in the fields.
How times have changed!
A golden summer time glow
is now the ultimate accesso-
ry every season. Unfortu-
nately, if you get that glow
by baking in the sun, you
will have to pay the hefty
price of premature aging:

¢ Sarah Simpson is a
medical skin care specialist
at the Dermal Clinic at the
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- held'last week, which aired live «

on Love 97: This year the
group decided to go with the
theme, "The implications of

breast cancer to Bahamian.

women", in-an attempt to

heighten: awareness of all phys- .
ical and psychological demands *

of breast cancer:

Panelist Dr Charles Diggiss:

a.surgeon at the Surgical Suite,

said that breast cancer appears |
to be occurring more frequent-

lyi in younger women, and it is.a
"striking" diagnosis. In his

opinion, having to tela patient’
that she has breast cancer has .
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breast cancer more intimately :

changes the quality of that
woman's life. .
One of the main challenges

_ in his practice may be as simple -
as getting through to these

patients after he has told them

of their diagnosis...
-"I-always recommend have

ing a relative there because in

‘an anxious moment, one thing”

you remember is that you don't. .
_ remember. what is told. Any
bad news. takes:'a while to be:
absorbed," ihe, told the audi- ©

ence.

"Focus

: We try to get them to focus.

on what the next step will be -

‘whether we need to do a wider
removal of a lump with some.

surgical incision, and if they
qualify based upon the posi-

tion of the lump and its size in»
. relation to the size of the

breast," the surgeon added...
Also on the panel address-

ing the town meeting were Dr

‘Theodore Turnquest, an oncol-
ogist; Nurse Sandra Rolle, a |
breast cancer survivor; and
Jackson Burnside, the spouse

. of a cancer survivor.

‘According to Dr Turnquest,

“cancer carries a significant psy- %

chological. impact on: the *
patient. A cancer diagnosis is

“seen as a “show-stopper" that:

brings the patient to a "crescen-
do" of anxiety.

Patients

Agreeing with Dr Diggiss,
the oncologists said that
patients often remember no
more than five per cent of what
is told to them in the first meet-

ing. And as a result, informa-
: tion must be reinforced.

through repetition in subse-

‘quent meetings and through lit: Z
erature.

Raising awareness in the
community about breast can-
cer, however, will eventually

decrease the burden of late
‘detection.

Unfortunately
though, people in the Bahamas .

_ are diagnosed when the tumour

is already too big, Dr Turn- ©

“quest noted..

Nurse McPhee, who mem-

. bers of the support group refer
to as "mother", told Tribune
Health that women need to
_ focus on early detection. "They .
need to know that prevention,
’ early detection is better than
“cure when you're talking about
breast cancer. Too many young
* Bahamian women are coming
__ to their doctors at stages three
~» and four of breast cancer. And

you know by the time you get
at stage four, (the cancer) has

-already spread everywhere."

The support group has as its
mission, to provide support,
care, encouragement, ‘coping
skills, resources, strength and

hope for women who have or

SEE page 6C

When should you do
a Breast Self-Exam

THE concern: One in
eight women will develop
breast cancer. Breast cancer
is the second leading cause
of cancer deaths in women.
The ‘good news is that by

. protecting your own health,
you can help to change these
statistics. The earlier that
breast cancer is'detected, the
better the outcome. A regu-
larly scheduled mammo-

gram can significantly.

increase the survival rate for
women with breast cancer.

When should you do a
Breast Self-Exam?
Examine your breasts at
the same time of the month,
within three days after your
"menstrual period stops. The
breasts will be less tender or
swollen and easier to exam-
ine at that time.
The following guidelines



represent the best screening
tools for breast cancer: Age
20-39: perform a breast self-
exam once a month, have a
yearly mammogram if you
have a personal history or
at risk, and have an annual
physical every two years.

If you are over aged 40,

- perform a breast self-exam

once a month, have a yearly
mammogram, and an annu-

al physical each year.

For more information on
how to prevent and detect
Breast Cancer, attend the
free health lecture “The Dis-
tinguished Lecture Series”
at Doctors Hospital featur-
ing Oncologist, Dr.
Theodore Turnquest, Thurs-

day October 20th in the con-
ference room at 6pm.

© Source: Doctors
Hospital



PAGE 6C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

Inc IMIDUNE





The Role of Infection
Control in Health Care

@ Provided by TAMARA
DUNCOMBE
Coordinator Infection
Control and Safety,
Doctors Hospital

ospitals and clinics
provide an interesting
interaction between
hosts (humans) and
microorganisms (bac-
teria, viruses and fungus). Many of us
may not usually consider this, but the
health care environment can con-
tribute to the transmission of infec-
tions, if control measures are not
implemented and maintained.
Why is this?

Reasons

There are several reasons:

1. Patients seeking treatment may
have infections that can be easily
transmitted to others (e.g. Influenza,
Tuberculosis).

2. Patients seeking health care ser-
vices, particularly invasive procedures,
may be more susceptible (e.g. the very
young, the elderly, pregnant women
and the immuno-compromised) to
developing infections especially if
basic infection control practices are
not observed...

3. Staff shortages, or busy periods
which may mean that more patients

’ may be seen at any given time by one.

caregiver and less emphasis placed on
infection control.
4, Limited resources allocated for
infection control and prevention.
Hospitals recognize these factors
and appreciate the fact that infection







Observing International Infection

Control Week -

prevention and control is important
to ensure positive patient care out-
comes. Therefore hospitals usually
employ persons to coordinate the
Infection Control Programme.

An effective Infection Control Pro-
gramme utilizes surveillance and epi-
demiology tools to reduce the risk of
infections that may be associated
specifically with the.care received dur-
ing a hospital/clinical visit.

In an effort to minimize the spread
of infections, hospital surveillance

activities will ‘place emphasis c on the

following practices:

1. Patient Isolation -.Any patient :
admitted with a communicable dis-.

ease, whether suspected or confirmed,
is placed on precautions, which may
entail separating the infectious patient
from other patient (patient isolation);
with the application. of apprepnate
precautions.

2. Barrier Techniques - Appropriate
precautions such as barrier techniques
are applied based upon the mode of

transmission of the bacteria, virus or.

fungus. For example, special respira-
tory protective devices must be used if

- contact with a patient with confirmed

or suspected Tuberculosis is antici-
pated.

3. Asepsis — Asepsis i is at the core of
infection control... Asepsis simply

implies that sterile techniques must
be applied during any clinical proce-
dure (e.g. inserting IV catheters, or
collecting blood specimen). This elim-
inates the risk of transmitting infec-
tious agents, such as bacteria, fungus
or virus to patients.

4. Outbreak investigation and con--

trol — Infection control surveillance
activities are usually quite successful in
controlling potential outbreaks. An
understanding of the epidemiology
and the infectious process allows for a
common link/source (e.g. person, loca-
tioh, procedure) to be identified. This

factor is eliminated in an attempt to -
_ control the outbreak.

Treatment

As a patient you should enquire
about the Infection Control Pro-
gramme at any medical institution in
which you receive treatment, particu-
larly in outpatient clinics (e.g. physi-
cian offices and clinics), as, the infec-
tion control programme may be less
developed in such settings. This
implies that there. may be little to no
surveillance of infection as well as the
absence of written policies and pro-
cedures. While the risk of acquiring
an infection in such a setting is mini-
mal, this risk increases based upon



the type of treatment received (e.g.
surgical procedures) and the host’s
(patient) susceptibly.

The following factors can increase
your susceptibility for acquiring an
infection:

1. Age (children and the elderly)

2. Underlying diseases/health con-
ditions (such as cancer, diabetes, HIV
infection) -

3. Pregnancy.

4, Prolonged hospitalization

5. Prolonged antibiotic use

6. Undergoing invasive procedures

(e.g. surgery)

These simple tips can help prevent
infections:

Always follow your physician’s

orders for breathing exercises. This

eliminates the build up of secretions in
the lungs, which could lead to pneu-
monia.. Use the incentive spirometer,
if provided.

Make an effort to get out of bed
(e.g. sit in bedside chair, take walks
around the ward), this minimizes the
risk of developing leg elots and pneu-
monia.

e Always wash your harids following
toilet use and before eating

¢ Remind your family and friends to
phone rather than make hospital vis-
its if they have an infection that could
be passed on to you.

e Remind your visitors to wash their
hands when visiting you and when

leaving your room.

° If you have dressings or bandages
(e.g. IV sites or surgical sites) always
keep the skin around the dressing

_clean and dry.

¢ Inform your nurse as soon as pos-
sible of any dressing that may become
lose or wet and request for the dress-
ing to be changed.

e If you have any type of foley
catheter (urine bag) or tube (e.g. chest
tubes), inform your nurse promptly if
it becomes loose or dislodged.

Prevention.

For additional information on Infec-
tion Prevention and Control you may
visit:

Association for Professionals in
Infection Control and Epidemiology
website at www.apic.org

Center for Disease Control and Pre-
vention at www.cdc.gov

The Department of Public Health at
302 4790

Tamaraduncombe/DHHS@dooc-

torshosp.com

° This informative weekly column
provided by Doctors Hospital is
intended to educate women about
important issues regarding their health
and is not intended as a substitute for
consultation with an

. obstetrician/gynaecologist. Please send

questions via e-mail to tribune@tri-
bunemedia.net or mrassin@doctorsh-
soptial.com. For more information call
302-4707.
















_ FROM page 5C

“have had breast cancer. Nurse McPhee

refers to the: group as a "dynamic attach-

ment" of women that promotes healing -

and wholeness.

Though she is not a survivor of breast
cancer herself; Nurse McPhee says that —

when a: cancer patient is involved in a sup-
port group ‘of persons who have been in
her situation before, the patient’s outlook

on life changes. A breast cancer:survivor of

During part two of fhe forum, held yes- .
terday, Pam Burnside, wife of Jackson
. Burnside, and Dr Gregory Neil, recon-

structive surgeon were expecteld to address
the gathering.

Launched |

The Sister Sister support group, which .

was launched September 2000 with 15,
now. boasts ‘a-‘membership of more than

‘120 persons - all survivors of breast cancer.

the first of its kind for the group, which
tries annually to put:emphasis on various
issues related to breast cancer. The group
has held town meetings annually since its

inception in 2000..

. © Every Wednesday during the month of
October, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer

‘Support Group will meet at British Amer-

ican Insurance, Independence Highway
from 5pm to 7pm. For more information



y 21 years is the oldest person in the group:

@ DOCTORS Hospital Distinguished
Lecture Series: Distinguished Oncologist,
Dr Theodore Turnquest will discuss Can-
cer Awareness Thursday, October 20 at 6pm
in the Doctors Hospital conference room.
The lecture will focus on health issues relat-

_ ing to cancer and is free to the general pub-
- lic. Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glu-

cose screenings will be performed between
Spm and 6pm. To ensure available seating
RSVP 302-4603.

#@ DOCTORS Hospital Fun/Run/Walk:
Doctors Hospital will be hosting its annual
Fun Run/Walk on Saturday October 22, at
7am in the Doctors Hospital Shirley Street

parking lot. The run will be followed by a
health fair and exhibition in the conference
room featuring free blood pressure, choles-
terol and glucose screenings. For more infor-
mation call 302-4603.

@ THE Cancer Society of the Bahamas
meets at 5.30pm on the second Tuesday of
each month at their Headquarters at East
Terrace, Centreville. Call 323-4482 for more
information.

@ PRE & POST Natal Fitness Classes
will be held on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings at 6.30, beginning September 27
at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location
(off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval
is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for
more information.

@ DIABETES Directions — a FREE dia-
betic support group — meets the first Monday
of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence
Community Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is

-provided and free blood sugar, blood pres-

The two-day breast cancer forum is not

contact Nurse McPhee at 326-1929.

sure and cholesterol testing is available. For
more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

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

@ MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets
the third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doc-
tors Hospital conference room.

@ THE Bahamas Diabetic Association
meets every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing
School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

@ DOCTORS Hospital, the official train-
ing centre of the American Heart Associa-
tion offers CPR Classes certified by the
AHA. :

The course defines the warning signs of

-respiratory arrest and gives prevention
. strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome

and the most common serious injuries and
choking that can occur in adults, infants and
children.

CPR and First Aid classes are offered
every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Commu-
nity Training Representative at 302-4732
for more information and learn to save a
life today.

@ ALCOHOLICS Anonymous meets @
16 Rosetta St, Monday-Friday and Sunday,
6pm-7pm & 8.30pm-9.30pm, and on Satur-
day, 10am-llam & 6pm-7pm & 8.30pm-
9.30pm; @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Shirley St, on Friday at 6pm.





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PAGE 8C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005 ;



‘Cucumbers an
special

was told by. a Scotsman
who went to Bucking-
ham Palace to pick up
a prestigious award
that the Queen is par-
tial to serving little egg and
cucumber sandwich triangles
‘at her garden receptions. He
says he left the palace with the
trouser pockets of his morning
suit stuffed with 'the horrible

little things' rather than eat

them.
Cucumbers can be polariz-

ing: You either love them or

you hate them. They play hav-
oc with many people's diges-
tive system and I have known
of several conch salads that



were ruined because somebody
decided to add ‘just.a little’
cucumber to the dish::



_ ber (with dill) makes a lovely

‘summer cold soup but does not

‘belong in conch salad.

Purposes

There are many types of
cucumber, some of which are
really squashes like the Armen-
ian cucumber, but for our pur-
poses there are only two: The
English and the American.
English cucumbers are nor-

‘mally grown in hothouses

where, in the absence of

insects, they are unfertilized

som times happen.

oil





and therefore seedless. English ,

cucumbers grown outdoors in
the Bahamas will be fertilized
and. contain seeds but will
retain their distinctive taste and
considerable length.

American cucumbers are the”
- easiest to procure. They tend to -
grow from six inches toa foot:

long and have short spines on

their surface. They tend to have «
thick skins. and the flavour is

Green Scene
by Gardener Jack



somewhat stronger than that |
of English cucumbers.

Growth

- Cucumbers and squash need
special soil preparation for sat- ,

_.isfactory growth. The soil!
‘ should be well drained yet con-

tain mulch, peat moss or com-)

mercial cow manure in order;

to condition the soil and retain.

preparati:

RET AERA ARAN NURI TN aN

/



the correct amount of mois-
ture. Most gardeners ensure
the soil is-well drained by mak-

ing ‘hills'; raised areas about.’

18 inches in diameter to which
cow manure, etc., has been

-added. Three seeds can-be

sown in each hill and allowed
to spread from there.

English cucumbers should be ©
grown on trellises that will a

ensure they are straight. Amer-

tican cucumbers also benefit »
from trellises and grow straight; :

.they are also kept clear of
‘predatory ground insects. They
are fit to eat once the prickly
spines can be rubbed away eas-

ily.



THE TRIBUNE

@ THIS cucumber is a day -
or two away from picking. .
Notice the white spines on
the skin. When these can
be wiped away easily, the
cuke is ripe.





The culture of summer and

‘winter squash is the same as.

-for cucumbers. Summer squash
do not.vine and produce their
fruits from the base of the
plant. Crookneck, Straight,
Zucchini, Scallopini and Patty

- Pan are varieties that can be.

- grown by the home gardener.

It used to be that only the

classiest of restaurants served *

‘baby squash, complete with
-floweérs. Now even less than

. four-star restaurants ‘provide:

- the tender, attractive morsels.

If you grow your own, of
course, you. can avoid a. mid-.
season glut by steaming baby
zucehini or squash, with. flow-
ers.

One problem with summer
squash is damage to the leavés.
They are large and tender.

‘Nighttime moisture, such as-is
exuded by pine: trees, allows
powdery mildew and fungus
spores to attach themselves to
the leaves.

Perfect

When, the sun dries the
leaves off the spores they are'in
a perfect position to colonise.
Regular treatment with a rec-
ommended fungicide is the
only way to avoid summer
squash disaster.

Winter squash is so called
because the skins are thick and
in northern climes could be
stored well into winter. But-
ternut, Acorn and Spaghetti
squash are all easily grown and
are very rewarding crops. Grow
enough winter squash at one
time to ensure’ there are male
flowers around to service the
needs of the female flowers. If
germination does not appear
to be happening, try pollinating
the flowers yourself. Use a cot-
ton ear swab to dab pollen
from a male flower and then
flick the pollen onto the inside
base structure of a female
flower. This is best done when
the sun has removed all traces,
of moisture from the flowers,
but before midday.

Both summer and winter
squash are very healthy foods
and should appear in our. diet
as much as possible.



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Four held
after stabbing
in nightclub

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

GLENN Fulford, the teenag-
er stabbed and beaten to death
over the weekend at a Nassau
nightclub, in his last words told
his best friend: “Iam going to
die.”

Seconds later, Glenn passed
away in front of scores revellers
as his killers fled the scene.

The brutal killing took place
at Waterloo nightclub on East
Bay Street in the early hours of
Friday morning. A group of
men pounced on him and left
him dying in a pool of blood.

Witnesses said ‘the males
accosted him near the pool, beat
him to the ground and kicked
and stomped his body until he
was motionless.

In an interview with The Tri-
bune yesterday Maurice Arm-
‘strong, best friend of the vic-
tim, said that while Glenn was
lying on the ground he said,
“Boy, I ga die.”

Maurice said he told his
friend: "You gat to fight this."

“He nodded his head and
told me ‘yeah’. After that he
just started trembling and took
his last breath,” said Maurice
as he reflected on the tragic end
to his friend’s life.

An older brother of the vic-
tim claimed Glenn and his
friend were pointed out to the
killers by a female. He felt the
attack was some kind of
reprisal.

Terran Fulford, Glenn’s:

brother, said he was on Cat
Island when he found out about



i GLENN Fulford

his brother's death.

When he called Nassau and
spoke with his mother, Virginia
Fulford, she told him: “They
take my baby from us.”

Yesterday, Glenn's family
went to identify his body. Ter-
ran said that when he saw
Glenn in the morgue, in reality
he knew it was him, but he
couldn’t come to grips with the
fact that it was his brother.

“J have to pass his room to
go to my room and I still some-
times feel like he is in there.
His room still smells like him,

SEE page 10

i MINISTER of Trade and Industry Leslie Miller talks to the press yesterday

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

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m@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

CONSUMERS will once again feel a
pinch at the pumps — after Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie Miller yester-
day announced yet another gas increase.

Starting tomorrow, Texaco consumers
in New Providence can expect to pay
$4.95 for gasoline, an increase of 92 cents,
and $3.99 for diesel, an increase of 2B
cents,

In some Family Islands, gas could be as"

much as $5.50 per gallon. .

Mr Miller said his ministry is still await-
ing word from the other two major dis-
tributors, Shell and Esso, to see if they,
too, will ask for an increase. °

Although Hurricane Katrina’s affect
on the oil industry has caused a spike in
gas prices, the three companies chose
not to increase prices to assist customers
at that time.

This latest increase will have a negative

effect on the country's entire economic

base, Mr Miller‘said, adding that it will
get worse before it gets better.
According to Mr Miller, what makes
matters worse is that the current order
which caused the increase came from the
same supplier in Venezuela which would
have been used if the proposed Petro-
Caribe initiative was being enforced.
Mr Miller said this is why it is

SEE page 10



Union threatens . Students sent home
after water failure

to shut down
casino industry

a By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE government has until
today to respond to the
Bahamas Public Service
Union's concerns regarding
the Gaming Board, or the

_union will shut down the casi-

no industry in the Bahamas.
John Pinder, president of
the BPSU, led Gaming Board
employees in a protest after
negotiations for a new indus-
trial agreement reached a

stalemate last well

He told The Tribune yes-
terday that if government does
not respond, “We will pull all

of our inspectors out of the’

casinos — and without the
inspectors, the casinos cannot
function.”

According to Mr Pinder
the government had pro-
posed a $.6 million contract
over a five-year period for
the 100 Gaming Board

SEE page 10

MORE than 1,300 high
school students were dismissed
from lessons yesterday when
sanitary conditions threatened
to deteriorate due to low water
pressure. ©

Students of C V Bethel High
School were sent home at noon
after a major leak in the
school's water system was dis-
covered.

Speaking with The Tribune,
superintendent Willard Barr
said the school had been expe-
riencing fluctuating water
pressure for the past few days,
but had been able to cope so
far.

However, he said, water pres-
sure reached an all-time low

J valand’s Preniiun Butter,

yesterday and the school's
administration decided to dis-
miss classes for the rest of the
day.

“When you have hardly any
water pressure it becomes very
difficult to maintain the neces-
sary sanitation standards," he
said.

“At press time last night,
technicians from the Ministry
of Works and the Water and
Sewerage Corporation were
working to repair the leak in
time for classes today.

"We are hopeful that school
will be reopened (today)," said
Mr Barr.

SEE page 10

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Time to make upper chamber



HERE was an attempt to con-

jure up a constitutional crisis
out of the recent manoeuvres around
the office of Leader of the Opposition.
But, clumsy though they may have
been, those activities came nowhere
near creating a constitutional crisis.

It is one thing to take advantage of a
political opponent’s embarrassing situ-
ations but it is quite something else to
alarm the public with irresponsible talk
about constitutional crisis,

No constitution can be so compre-
hensive and perfectly drafted as to avoid
all possibility of running into serious
problems at sometime or other. When
that does happen, those responsible for
sorting it out must rely on the spirit of
the document, conventions, useful
precedents and good old common sense.

The Constitution of the Bahamas says -

that the Governor General shall appoint
as Prime Minister the member of the
House of Assembly who is the leader of
the party with the majority in the
House.

It also makes provision for the
appointment of a Prime Minister in the
event of a dispute over leadership of
the party or in the event no party has a
majority in the House. But it does not
anticipate that after an election there
will be no-one in the House who is both
qualified and willing to accept the office.

The whole system and the very nature
of our politics make such an eventuali-
ty maybe not inconceivable but highly
unlikely. But if it were to happen, that

would certainly be a constitutional cri-

sis.

n the case.of Leader of the Oppo-
sition, the Constitution does not



be about refining our system of gov-—

ernment, not just to avoid crises but to
ensure flexibility and the sensible appli-
cation of democratic principles to our
particular circumstances. This used to be
described as using one’s imagination;



No constitution can be so
comprehensive and perfectly drafted
_as to avoid all possibility of running
into serious problems at sometime or

other





provide for the leader of an opposition
party to be Leader of the Opposition
but, in the first instance, the person who

is best able to command the support of ° of
the majority of members of the House ~

in opposition tothe Government.

else as Leader of the Opposition. But,
and this is the point, the Constitution
_ anticipates that there can be circum-
- stances in which no-one is both qualified

and willing to accept the appointment.

So it makes provision for the system
to function without a-Leader of the
Opposition. The Governor General
would act in her own deliberate judg-
ment in those instances where the
advice of the Leader of the Opposition
is ordinarily required.

In those cases where the Prime Min-

ister is required to act after consultation .

with the Leader of the Opposition, he
would then act without such consulta-
tion. This would be an unhappy situa-
tion and not in the best interest of
democratic government but it would
not make the Constitution unworkable
nor would it bring the business of legis-

lating and governing to a grinding halt. .

So instead of trying to manufacture
‘crises where there are none, we should





now it is called thinking out of the box.

Ithough we. like to refer to
ourselves: as practising the



» Westminster form of parliamentary
Failing that, there is further provi- ‘_
sion for the appointment of someone. |

democracy, there are some huge differ-

~ ences between what happens at Parlia-
~~ ment Square in Nassau and what hap-
" pens at Westminster Palace in London.

more relevant



So instead of trying to manufacture
crises where there are none, we
should be about refining our system
of government, not just to avoid crises
but to ensure flexibility and the
sensible application of democratic
principles to our particular

circumstances

fundamentals common to the concept

but with innovations to suit our cir-
cumstances. We must continue to pro-
tect those fundamentals but we should
not be afraid of innovations.

The most obvious difference between
our parliament and Westminster is size.
There are nearly 650 members of the
House of Commons and only 40 in our
House of Assembly. That fact alone
dictates a raft of considerations.

For instance, the term backbencher in
Britain refers to elected members of
parliament who are neither ministers
nor shadow ministers. In the Bahamas

when we talk about backbenchers we

usually mean those members of the gov-
erning party who are not:ministers.

It makes little sense to refer to oppo-
sition backbenchers when the opposi-
tion’s entire contingent is only eight.
When the PLP was in opposition there
were only five, hardly enough to shadow
all government ministers.

In Britain it is highly unlikely that
any of the major. parties will. be left
without a credible front bench after an
election, so the opposition will always
be able to mount a shadow cabinet. In
the Bahamas it is not unlikely that an
opposition could again be reduced to
four or five members or one or none
at all.

yA

efore the last election Perry... . io

Christie, leader of the PLP, left
his former constituency and was nomi-
nated in what was regarded as a Safer
seat at the time.

If the popularity of the FNM govern-
ment had not plummeted in the last

year or so of its term, Mr Christie’s

move would have been a wise one since
the PLP would have risked losing some
or even all of the five.

As it turned out, the swing away from
the FNM ensured that Mr Christie



We ought to consider whether the

leader of an opposition party should
be able to sit in and function from the

Senate as constitutional Leader of the

Opposition



We are, in fact, practising a parlia-

mentary system of democracy based on '

would have won his former constituen-

cy and any other New. Providence seat

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Having regard to our smallness and
the changing demographics of the

’ Bahamas with its consequent scarcity

of so-called safe seats, it is likely that an

election could produce a result in which

the opposition fails .to return a single
member even though garnering a
respectable percentage of the popular
vote.

So perhaps we should be thinking of
what to do in such circumstances and

whether we should make constitutional

changes in anticipation.

The Constitutional Commission’s
Options for Change proposes several
questions for consideration with regard
to the Senate. One is whether the

“appointment of senators. should be

based on the percentage of votes polled

_by their party ina general election. __
If that question is answered in the

affirmative then the Senate will more
accurately reflect the votes cast for an
opposition party and there would be
no reason why the constitutional Leader
of the Opposition should not be able
to sit in that chamber.

In fact, even without such a change,
we ought to consider whether the leader
of an opposition party should be able to
sit in and function from the Senate as
constitutional Leader of the Opposi-
tion.



purposes but many Bahamians
feel they do not get their money’s worth

-from that chamber.. We still call it the

Upper House but in practice the Senate
is not a chamber in which older and
wiser heads sit as a check on the Lower

House.

Just the opposite, Both dominant
political parties have used it more and
more as a training ground and to give
exposure to future candidates.

The argument that executive and con-
stitutional functions should not fall to

members of.a chamber which is not:

directly elected does not hold since the
Constitution already provides that three
ministers, including the Attorney Gen-

eral, can be appointed from that cham-.

ber.

The Westminster system evolved over
many years and at one time the House
of Lords (the Upper House) was more
powerful than the House of Commons
(the Lower House).

That evolution is still progressing
today with attempts by the Labour Gov-
ernment to diminish, if not eliminate,
the idea of inherited political power
represented by that body.

It is time for us to abandon this pre-
tense about our Upper House and make
the Senate more relevant to our needs
and circumstances.



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Shooting
victim is
airlifted
to Nassau

@ By DENISE
MAYCOCK ,
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 20-
year-old Grand Bahama
man Seriously injured in
a shooting on Sunday
was airlifted to the
Princess Margaret Hos-
pital in Nassau early
Monday morning.

Jason Demeritte of
25W Bass Lane is in the
intensive care unit
(ICU) with a severe
gunshot wound in his
upper right thigh.

Doctors at PMH are
closely monitoring his
condition.

According to Chief
Superintendent of
Police Basil Rahming,
the shooting occurred at
about 5pm at Demerit-
te’s home at Bass Lane,
where police later
retrieved a shotgun.

Neighbours reportedly
heard persons arguing
inside the house and
then the sound of a gun
going off.

A group of young men
was then seen taking
Demeritte outside the
house to a white Buick
vehicle, which sped off
once he was inside.

.Mr Rahming said
police went to the scene
and retrieved a 12-gauge
Mossberg shotgun con-
taining several car-
tridges.

Police then went to
the Rand Memorial
Hospital, but were
unable to interview

LOCAL NEWS

Privy Council makes landmark
ruling in false imprisonment case

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

IN WHAT has been described as a “milestone case”
for the country, the Privy Council in London has ruled
that Bahamian courts can award damages for the breach
of a person’s constitutional rights.

The ruling came as the result of an appeal by Amer-
ican teacher Tamara Merson, whose constitutional
rights were abused by Bahamian police when she was
falsely imprisoned and assaulted in Freeport in 1987.

“The Privy Council has given teeth to the Bahamas
Constitution. It has created a new category of dam-
ages called vindication damages for breaches of consti-
tutional rights,” Ms Merson’s lawyer Fred Smith said
yesterday.

In 1994, then Chief Justice Dame Joan Sawyer ruled
that Ms Merson had been treated in an inhumane and
degrading fashion and awarded her $100,000 “or con-
stitutional damages as well as $90,000 in damages for
assault, battery and false imprisonment and a further
$90,000 for malicious prosecution.

In October, 2001, however, the Court of:Appeal
overturned the ruling on the basis that there seemed to
be a duplication in damages and that there was no right
to separate constitutional relief.

Ms Merson, in June of this year, then appealed to the
Privy Council to restore the damages for the Geen of
her constitutional rights.

Last week the Lords of the Judicial: Committee of the
Privy Council unanimously ruled to allow the appeal.and
uphold the Supreme Court’s initial ruling in the case,
thereby vindicating Ms Merson’s constitutional rights.

Damages

“The totality of the damages she (Chief Justice Dame

_ Joan Sawyer) awarded was, in our opinion, reasonable

as a global figure to reflect what had been done to Ms
Merson. As a global figure there would have been no
real room for an inference of duplication in the assess-
ment,” the Privy Council stated in their judgment.

In a press release yesterday, Mr Smith said that.with .

this move the Privy Council “has changed the land-
scape of constitutional rights in the Bahamas.”

He said that for the first time in the Bahamas it has
been established that where there is a certain degree of
abuse of a person’s rights, “constitutional rights could
also be infringed and the victim of governmental abuse

could recover both common law and constitutional .

damages.”

Mr Smith said that, through this ruling, the Privy
Council had created a new category of redress for
breaches of constitutional rights in the Bahamas.

“The Privy Council has found that in the Bahamas
the victim of abuse of constitutional rights is entitled to
have those rights vindicated not only by declaratory
relief but also, where appropriate, by damages,” he
said.

Ms Merson was visiting. her paraplegic and diabet-

@ FRED SMITH and Tamara Merson
outside of the Privy Council in London.

ic father in Freeport in 1987 when Sergeant Drexel

Cartwright (later promoted to Inspector) executed a
search warrant at her father’s home.

The father, who was away at the time, was suspect-
ed of conducting an illegal banking operation.

After the search, police arrested Ms Merson and
held her in custody for three days.

In 1994, the Supreme Court found the following facts

proven and therefore ruled that Ms Merson had been’,

treated in an inhumane fashion:
__ © Ms Merson was not allowed to change her clothing
or to call anyone for her assistance after her arrest.

e She was taunted and teased by the police, who
used racial slurs such as “white honky.”

e She was initially locked up at Freeport Central

Police Station with another female and two male pris-. '

oners — who were not separnied from the men in any
way.

e She was not permitted to use the bathroom for
some time.

¢ Ms Merson was also not allowed to take her med-
ication during the first night at the jail and had to share
the cell with two men who threatened to rape her.

Ms Merson described the cell as “the black hole of
Calcutta” and said the jail was so busy that day that pris-
oners could not be let out to use the toilet and prisoners

_ defecated and vomited in the cell area.

One of the inmates also masturbated in front of Ms
Merson and there was a general mayhem and confusion
throughout the day.

She was denied her right to see her counsel, Harvey
Tynes, until later that evening.

Ms Merson was kept in custody well over the allowed
48 hours and unlawfully denied bail.

Those were the facts upon which the Chief Justice





‘Ministry steps up fight
_ against illegal fishing

: i By KARAN MINNIS

Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Ministry of Agriculture

and Fisheries has announced an
: aggressive new policy to combat
i: illegal fishing.

. In future, the ministry says, it

will confiscate the vessels of all
: foreign poachers.

Speaking at a press conference

: yesterday, Agriculture and Fish-
? eries Minister V Alfred Gray
i said this new approach is just one
: of the methods being imple-
: mented by government to stop
i illegal fishing.

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: of Fisheries.

: According to Mr Gray, the:
: fines for poaching range between
:. $1,to $50,000. He explained that
: fines-in each particular case are
i set by the courts.

"If they are fined by the courts

i our approach will be to confis-
i -cate their vessel because we think
: that once.the vessels are confis-.
+ cated fishermen will have to go
i back to the drawing board to buy
¢ new vessels and it will be a
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In the past, the minister said,
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for the release of their vessels.

Director of Fisheries Michael
Braynen said it is safe to say that
reports of illegal fishing are made
to the department, "almost on a
weekly basis".

"I cannot give an exact num-
ber, but we are constantly get-
ting reports from fishermen," he
said. "I wouldn't say daily but

-perhaps weekly."

Mr Braynen added that most
of these reports come from
around the "southern part of the
Great Bahama Bank" and that
according to reports, fishermen
from the Dominican Republic
are being blamed for most of the
crimes.

Mr Gray encouraged “all fish-
ermen to continue to report the
sightings of such vessels or any
other craft, including local craft
who show little regard for our
resources and our fishing laws."

"Again, I issue a plea to all
fishermen who fish our waters
to avoid engaging in hostile activ-
ities on the high seas by giving
due respect to each other and
the property rights of others,
especially the property of those
who deposit the condos at the
bottom of the sea."





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Mr Rahming said the @ By DENISE MAYCOCK - According to police reports, ; ae ana
motive for the shooting Tribune Freeport Reporter the vessel was discovered burning :
: : at sea about five miles south of
on unelee ésentl ’ FREEPORT - A 32-year-old Fortune Point on October 4. on Fr iday .
P y Lucaya man is being sought by Police conducted a search of 28th October, 2005

searching for the group
of men and the white
Buick to assist them
with their investigations
into the matter.

the burnt vessel, but found no
one onboard or in the surround-:
ing waters. :

Forbes is described as about
six feet, one inch tall of medium
build and dark complexion. He
had a shaved mustache and a goa-
tee. He was wearing dark pants
when last seen.

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

Grand Bahama police for ques-
tioning in connection with the dis-
appearance of two men..

The suspect, identified as Idi
Otho Saunders, of 12 Midship-
man Road and Helm Lane, is
considered.armed and extremély
dangerous.

_. Saunders, who is the driver of
: Taxi Cab number 79, is described
urday was discharged . as about five feet, seven inches
from hospital on Mon- —: . . tall, of medium build and dark
day. i brown complexion.

Luc Luckson escaped: Police say he has short crinkly His address and physical descrip-
with his life, but his pas- hair, brown eyes and weighs _ tion se not known.
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ON A recent radio talk show Trade and
Industry Minister Leslie Miller claimed. that
Hugo Chavez’s PetroCaribe energy co-opera-
tive agreement was a simple commercial con-
tract — nothing to do with politics, he said. .

Obviously Mr Miller is reading from a dif-
ferent hymn sheet. than we are. The one in

our possession looks more political than eco-

nomic, unless Mr Miller can explain how “colo-
nialism” and “imperialism” fits into a contract

that he says is intended only to buy and sell oil.
Regardless of what Mr Miller would have |

one believe, this document is designed as a
political instrument to take a‘stab at the free
market and US President George Bush. And

in this little venture the Bahamas and 13 -

Caribbean islands are to be taken along as
Chavez and Fidel Castro’s accomplices.

Those who would like to cloud the issue
with the spurious argument that anyone against
this proposed agreement has something against
Venezuelan oil, has completely missed the
point of the argument.

We are all aware that the Bahamas. has»

been a consumer of Venezuelan oil for many
years. In fact in August, 1990 Venezuela’s
state owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA
(PVDVSA) purchased BORCO in Grand
Bahama, where it is still'doing business as a
storage and blending facility.

And so no one has anything against
Venezuelan oil. The objection is to its new

packaging. In its political Bolivarian wrap- :





pings the oilw
the “countries,of ,
sovereign use of energy
ly on the proposal for integration” with
Venezuela at its head. And instead of belong-



ing to the free market where proud Bahamians. -

have always paid their way, the Bahamas will
. become a debtor nation, a vassal, no longer an |
equal trading partner of Venezuela. .
On September 16 The Tribune published an
interview with Mr Vincent Coleby, chairman of

Mr Miller’s Petroleum Usage Review Com- —

‘mittee. During the interview Mr Coleby
announced that government was expected to
make a decision within a:‘week on whether it
would sign: the PetroCaribe accord. That’s
been four. weeks ago, and still no announce-
ment. This is nothing unusual for this govern-
ment, which has the reputation of not knowing
its own mind. However, Mr Christie can take
as long as he likes over this one, because it
would seem that all'of its ramifications have |
not been clearly thought out.

Before any signing is done, we think that |

the public has a right -to hear another voice on
the matter — other than the voice of Mr

Miller. And the public. should not tolerate —

being brushed aside as was the: ‘Chataber of :



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Caminetce with its 87 séeommiendslions for
amendments to the Consumer Protection Bill.

Other. than a lot of empty phrases, no one
has heard whether government has done a

_proper feasibility study of how storage, trans-

portation and distribution of the oil is to be
handled and how the PetroCaribe plan will
bring down fuel prices as promised by Mr
Miller.

Mr Miller and his committee have been
doing a lot of talking about shaving margins
and cutting out middle men.

When he and his committee suggested that -

government take the lead and reduce its per

unleaded gallon tax from $1.06 to $0.90, James

Smith, Minister of State for Finance quickly cut

“them off. “No way, José!” was the essence of

Mr Smith’s brusque reply.
“That’s off the table,” he. told the group
through the columns of The Tribune. “There’s

no. way we could logically consider that, —

because that tax has already been spent for
this year.”

He said government had “factored that into
revenue projections” and part of each Min-
istry’s Budget was dependent on realising the

- projected revenues from the $1.06 flat tax rate
imposed on unleaded gasoline.

“That’s not a very valid suggestion to make
to any government,” Mr Smith told the com-
mittee.

And don’t come sniffing around to take
anything out of our pockets was the message
gas“retailers:had for the review committee.

Always disgruntled over their profits, the gas
“men made it clear that their margins were

already lean enough; no one need come sharp-

- ening any pencils around them.

‘And so all that is left are the three large gas
companies. — Esso, Shell and Texaco. Are

these the middle men that Mr Miller and his -
committee intend to eliminate? How are they: -

to be eliminated — bought out or nationalised?

One can only imagine what that would do to

the Bahamas’ reputation for being a sound
nation with which to do business.

After these companies have been disposed .

of who is to-replace them? Is government to be
the new middle man — a middle man without

experience, without distribution facilities, its
only credit a note for long-term financing from |
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela?

Someone recently remarked that instead
of paying for our oil up front as we do now, the
Bahamas will be like the man who enjoys a

- Yunning tab at the bar. Happily he drinks him--

self silly until the day of reckoning arrives and

. the bartender bellows: “Come on ‘buddy, it’s”

pay up time!”

-Is that when Bahamian taxpayers will be ey
called upon to pay the bill?

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PetroCaribe
and future
of BORCO

EDITOR, The Tribune

PLEASE allow me a little
space to. comment on a recent
letter to the editor which
appears ta have embraced a
theme I advanced some weeks
ago, ie that PetroCaribe may

-really only-be. meaningful for

the Bahamas if refining activity

_at BORCO is resumed.

BORCO indeed once had the
capacity to process approxi-
may 500,000. barrels. per day
(BPD) of crude oil making it

_the Sth (or 7th) largest refinery
in the world at that time in

terms of crude throughput.
The letter writer’s description
of the refinery as “grass roots”
is appropriate; BORCO pro-
duced mainly residual oil (fuel
oil) and some higher valued dis-
tallate products (diesel oil, jet
fuel, naphtha, LPG) but no
gasoline. In petroleum industry
parlance, the facility would be
described as a topping refinery.
The writer’s suggestion that
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ily be resumed ‘and gasoline
production easily added is
unfortunately well off the mark.
_ While three crude distillation
columns (towers), the vacuum
distillation, column and LPG

distillation-columns.were.all.....

“mothballed” to preserve these
assets when the refinery was
first shut down, mothballing sys-
tems were themselves shut
down after a number of years.
The columns-have therefore
likely deteriorated (corroded)
to a state. where bulldozing is
the only serious option.

Construction of a new and
perhaps somewhat smaller
refinery, embracing technolog-
ical advances of the past 40
years, will likely be the most
viable approach.

It is to be noted that the
Venezuelan government, in its

bilateral accord with Jamaica,
committed (among other things)
to expanding and modernising
the Jamaica government owned
refinery in Kingston. .

Venezuela has also commit:
ted to upgrading and bringing
into service a recently con-
structed 75,000 BPD Cuban
refinery.

Given the worldwide short-
age of refining capacity and the’
strategic location of BORCO,
convincing the Venezuelan’
Government to construct a
modern refinery in Grand
Bahama should not be too dif-
ficult a task.

However, given the ongoing
indecision regarding establish-.
ment of an LNG facility in®
Grand Bahama (or elsewhere
in the Bahamas) to meet antic-
ipated US east’ coast energy’
shortages, Venezuela may not
be the problem.

MICHAEL R MOSS
Freeport, Bahamas
October 10 2005

Unanswered questions

on Registrar General

EDITOR, The Tribune

MY fellow Bahamians, did
y’all hear the caller recently on
Issues of the Day who was talk-
ing about the Registrar Gener-
al’s Department? Trying to call
in — phone ring twenty times,
etc. That receptionist must be
still following the former Reg-
istrar around instead of being
at his post. My brother she gone
— go back to your post. and
answer the phone!

‘Then the same week we séé a |

news report in The Tribune
“Shane Miller will be Registrar
General.” Well I thought that
was.a:done deal! Mr Miller
won’t comment so he refers the
media to the Minister and the
Minister refers the media to Mr.
Miller. “Stupid is as stupid
does.”

With all the confusion in
recent weeks surrounding the
leadership of this department
you would think that they
would want to state just who is
running things there. Bahami-

. ans, this is a constitutional post
- .we’re talking.about — shouldn’t- -

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PLP love all things foreign. A.

gentleman told me that the
Assistant Registrar, Ms Butler,
was acting as Registrar so I
should refer all correspondence
to her! Go figure.

So what is The Tribune article
talking about? And isn’t there a
Deputy Registrar, Mr Lopez, in
Grand Bahama? If anyone
should act shouldn’t it be him
before an Assistant Registrar
who is junior to him? If this
information is correct it seems
that all is still not well at that
vital Department. “Stupid i is as
stupid does.”

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as.a citizen I. demand it.

What about all those docu-
ments signed by Mr Miller
between January 11 and July 9,
2005? Are they. valid or is there
some truth to the rumour that
some sort of Validation Act will
have to be passed to make them
-valid? If that’s the .case_then_we.
shouldn’t have to wait until the

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licence, your. marriage certifi
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microscope and may not be:
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need answers: to that too and
this silence is too deafening. __

Minister Maynard Gibsof
who was trying to get us to
believe that the former Regis:
trar General Elizabeth Thomp-
son wasn’t effectively reinstated
by the Court is so unusually
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005, PAGE 5

Murder accused tells
jury he ‘heard shots’

@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

MURDER accused Elkino Pritchard
addressed the jury from the prisoner's
dock on Monday morning, telling them
he "heard shots" and saw the victim
Michael Francis lying in his yard.

’ Pritchard told the court that Mr Fran-

cis threatened to “f*** me and my
mother up" if the accused didn't "stop
joking".

Stumble

He claimed that on the night in ques-
tion, the deceased yanked on his pants,
causing him to stumble down the stairs.

Then, Pritchard said, he was kicked
twice in the chest by Mr Francis, whom
the court was told was a third degree
black belt in Karate.



SUPREME COURT



The accused said he fell down after
being kicked and he then "heard shots".
He said he saw Mr Francis lying in the
yard, and he ran, stopping only to tell a
neighbour to call an ambularice for
Francis.

Pritchard's attorney ae Ducille
addressed the jury Monday morning.

He reminded the ten women and two
men of the testimony of Roscoe Carey,
who travelled from the Dominican
Republic to testify during the trial.

"Had he (Carey) not come, you
would not have known that this man's
mother was slapped down by the
deceased," Mr Ducille told jurors.

He pointed to the fact that none of

tell them about Pritchard's mother
being slapped by Mr Francis. |
The court was told that witnesses
were not in Pritchard's yard at the time
of the shooting. They were all in the
vicinity when the incident took place.
Mr Carey said he was sitting on the

wall near the yard with his back turned |

away from Pritchard's door.

Mr Ducille reminded the court that
according to Carey, after the deceased
slapped the accused's mother, he went
“up the road" and came back, parked
his car, left the engine running, and
went into Pritchard's yard.

Reciting

"When he left the car running and
gut out, he (Mr Francis) did not go recit-

_ ing Beatitudes, he went with war in his

heart," said Mr Ducille.

"Trouble visited my client in that
yard; Francis went there with fire in his
heart and met his own demise."

Mr Ducille added that he was not say- -
ing anyone deserves to die. He asked -
the jury to judge the case objectively.

Bullet

He reminded the j jury that according
to pathologist Govinda Raju, the fatal
bullet followed an upward trajectory,
meaning the shooter was below the vic-
tim.

What the prosecution failed to tell
them, he said, is that to reach a murder
conviction, it must be proven that the
crime was intentional and unprovoked.

Senior Justice Anita Allen-is set to
instruct the jurors this morning, after
which they will retreat to the jury room
to consider a verdict.





the prosecution's witnesses was able to

Help arrives for
children of two
sisters who died

in mailboat crash

@ By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter



‘HELP has arrived for the .
children of two sisters who were
among the victims of the worst
maritime disaster in Bahamian
history.

At a press conference held
yesterday, Bahamas Experience
Limousine Tours joined sever-
al other companies in donating
money and clothing to the chil-
dren of 28-year-old Brunel
Smith Ellis and 40-year- old
Brenda Smith Leslie.

: Both women died in the 2003
collision of the Sea Hauler and
the United Star..As a result, a
great burden has been placed
on their mother, Bueina Cleare.

' The donation ‘was organised
by the group Bahamas Loving
Care (BLC). According to
thember Sam Williams, BLC is
a "non-profit, grassroots, social
organisation that was founded
some 19 years ago that has
endeared itself to the Bahami-
an public by supporting its fel-
low Bahamians who, through
no fault of their own, have
found themselves in great diffi-
culty.”



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BLC invited the public to

join Bahamas Experience and

the other company in giving to

“a Bahamian family who are

seriously in need of help,"
During the 2003 Emancipa-

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Hauler was heading for the Cat
island Regatta when it collid-
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Exuma. Four people died and '

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After more than a year of

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the captains of both vessels
were responsible for the acci-
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Ms Cleare is now the sole

' provider for six of the nine chil-
. dren left behind by the death

of her daughters.

According to Mr Williams,
Ms Cleare is now living in a
rented six-room house that is

"severely dilapidated."

Mr Williams said he hopes
that the donations will be of
some assistance to her.

"It's a good cause and we
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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - A new $20 million
diesel generation plant by the Grand
Bahama Power Company was official-
ly commissioned last Friday.

The new unit on Peel Street, which
is identified as Unit 33, is the third of
four diesel plants that will be built
by the Power Company in response
to the need for additional cost effec-
tive and reliable generation capacity
to meet the island’s electricity
demands.

Burmeister and Wain Scandina-
vian Contractor A/S (BWSC) was
awarded the contract in 2004 for the
design, supply and installation of the

diesel power plant on a full turnkey
basis.

The project was completed ahead -

of schedule and handed over to Grand
Bahama Power Company in only 10
and a half months. BS ak
David Dunbar, CEO and president
of Grand Bahama, Power Company,

said the new diesel plant strongly posi- .

tions the power company for the.future
of Grand Bahama island.

Over the past year, the company
had experienced some serious setbacks
in its electricity supply as a result of
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, and
maintenance challenges at its power
plants, which resulted in numerous
outages.

He assured customers that the new

plant would play a significant role in
delivering more reliable and excellent
service to customers on Grand
Bahama.
“We see the commissioning of Unit
33 as a mark of vision and ongoing
commitment to respond to the

‘demands of our customers,” he said.

Outages

Mr Dunbar reported that already
there has been some lessening of the
number of outages on the island. How-
ever, he noted that there are still some
challenges with some of its large com-
mercial industrial customers which
they hope to address by the end of the

year.

He said customers could expect to
see slightly lower fuel surcharge on
their bills if the price of oil does not
increase and stays constant.

“If you look at the fuel surcharge

. and compare with others around the

Caribbean, yours, although high, is

lower than the rest of the Caribbean,”

he explained.

Mr Julian Francis said the prospects
for growth in Grand Bahama is impor-
tant. He noted that Freeport is the
platform from which parties from
across the world seek to position them-
selves.

In order for Freeport to remain

‘competitive, Mr Francis stressed that it

is critical that there is delivery of reli-

‘commissioned on Grand Bahama

able, efficient power.

Prime Minister Perry Christie, who
was present at the groundbreaking
about 10 months ago, officially

2 he SATE Pa ER RE ER A A A ET

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a

unveiled the signage for the new 18°“

mega-watt diesel plant located on Peel
Street. |

In his address, Mr Christie said that“,

Grand Bahama is a significant com-
ponent in the future of the Bahamas.

In addition to several. major.

developments taking place on the
island such as the $585 million at
West End, and $200 million condo
hotel and second home development
proposal in Freeport, he noted

that a proposal_by_invester-Bobby~~

Ginn was made to Cabinet last Tues-

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escort for the evening Gerard Brown to her left and Kiwanis
Lieutenant Govenor Henry Gibson to her right

@ By CARA BRENNEN
_ Tribune Staff Reporter

JANET. Georges Brown
made history this,weekend

i when she became the first

woman president in the 25-year
history of the Kiwanis Club of
Nassau AM. —

Ms Brown is to lead the civic
organisation in its primary mis-
sion this year — building a state
of the art library for young men
at the Simpson Penn Centre.

She was installed as president
at a banquet on Saturday
evening, and described the
experience as the “zenith” of
her life.

Ms Brown said that she was
thrilled and excited to be the
first woman president of Kiwa-.
nis. She said her personal goal
for the year will be to unite
members of the club and work
under this year’s theme: “Forg-
ing partner relations.”

The employee of BTC told
guests, “I am honoured and
humbled by the confidence
placed in me. I accept this
responsibility as sometimes des-
tiny drives us in directions that
we may have never imagined.”

Accepting the mantle from
past president Charlés Far-

quharson, Ms Brown added,
“As your president I promise to
work harder, to create oppor-
tunities for the unfortunate with-
in our society. It is my quest to
create a cohesive environment
which displays an atmosphere
of brotherly and sisterly, love.”

The Simpson Penn library
project is expected to cost more
than $100,000 and will include a
computer centre.

Said Ms Brown: “Knowledge
is power and in order for the
young men of the Simpson
Penn Centre for Boys to acquire
knowledge, they must become

_ avid readers by having access.

to information.”

Also installed at the banquet
were the elected officers and
directors who will work with Ms
Brown. They include: President
elect Evan Dean, vice president
Ryan Antonio, treasurer
Monique Saunders, assistant
treasurer Tiana Robinson, sec-
retary James Smith, assistant
secretary, Neekal Campbell.

Also installed were two-year
directors, Antonio Knowles,
Terrance Smith, and Wayne
Francis. New one-year directors
include Lambret Longley,
Edwin Thompson and Richard
‘Jones.

regional economic blocs —

@ GUYANA
Georgetown

THREE Caribbean leaders
will seek to boost support for a
regional economic bloc in a
meeting with opposition offi-
cials next month, an official said
Monday, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Only Trinidad and Barbados
say they are ready to enter the
Caribbean Single Market and
Economy, scheduled to be
launched in January. The EU-
style bloc would harmonise

trade tariffs and allow skilled -

workers to migrate freely with-
in the region.
The November 15 talks in

Guyana will be attended by St.
Lucia Prime Minister Kenneth
Anthony, Barbados Prime
Minister Owen Arthur and
Guyana President Bharrat
Jagdeo, said Robert Persaud,
Guyana’s government
spokesman.

They will meet with three
regional opposition leaders,
Bruce Golding of Jamaica, Edi-
son James of Dominica and
Robert Corbin of Guyana.

Advocates argue that the
unrestricted movement of goods
and services in the region will
‘bolster its ability to compete
within the proposed US-backed--
Free Trade Area of the Amery
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@ By KARAN MINNIS

Tribune Staff Reporter

MEMBERS of Operation
National Rescue (ONR) say
they are not willing to allow
the nation’s illegal immigration
problem to go on unchecked.

The group announced yes-
terday that it will hold a town
meeting on the matter at 7pm
on October.19 at the British
Colonial Hilton.

"We the members of Opera-..

tion National Rescite, respond-
ing as concerned and responsi-
ble citizens on behalf of all
those who cannot make their
voices heard, now put our ser-

vants, the government, on —

notice that we will no longer
sit and watch as our heritage
is trampled and taken," said
ONR chairman Dr Elwood
Donaldson.

The presenters at the meet-

ing-will include former minister
- of Immigration Loftus Roker,
Dr Donaldson, human rights
activist Paul D Moss Jr and
Glenroy "Flo" Saunders, a con-
cerned citizen. .

Speaking at a press confer-
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day, Dr Donaldson said the
town meeting will be "the
beginning of an active process
to mobilise all concerned

-Bahamian citizens to demand

that our grievances are
addressed promptly concern-
ing the vexing problem of ille-
gal immigration and its attend-
ing ills.

"We will no longer sit idly
by as our.cries for relief are

arrogantly dismissed, whether
through disinterest or igno-
rance. We are here to call for
and end to it all!”

Dr Donaldson said the pre-
senters will address several of
the many concerns raised by
the immigration problem.

"This is why we are urging
concerned members.of the
public to be present at this
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mortgage building in Freeport

& By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - National Insurance
and Housing Minister Shane Gibson
signed a $2.2 million contract Thursday
for the construction of the Bahamas
Mortgage Corporation Building in
Freeport.

The new office building, which will
comprise 20,000 sq ft, will be located on
two and half acres of land on Adven-
turer's Way, just west of the Govern-
ment Office Complex Building.

The building's completion, which is
set for early 2007, will also accommo-
date the offices of the Ministry of
Housing, The Urban Renewal Com-
mission and Freeport Passport Office.

Although the initial budget is set at

around $2.2 million, Mr Gibson said
that amount is expected to increase
to accommodate some additional
10,000 to 15,000 sq ft for the other
government offices requiringreloca-
tion.

Mr Gibson said a new mortgage
corporation building was needed to
meet the growing demand for afford-
able housing in Grand Bahama and
the. Ministry of Housing’s home con-
struction plans for the future.

The mortgage corporation office in
Freeport presently employs a full-time
staff of six that occupies some 1,200
sq.ft of leased space on the second
floor in the government complex build-
ing on the Mall.

In the new building, it will occupy
‘some 5,000sq ft. Roston Miller and

Associates is expected to complete the
design for the new building within the
next three months.

When the architectural drawings
have been completed and submitted
to the government, a contractor will
be chosen for the construction.

Plans

Mr Gibson said that more than 850 -

homes have been built by the govern-
ment to date since 2002, adding that
the government intends. to build just
over-1,200 ‘homes over the next 18
months.

In Grand Bahama there are between
2,500 to 3,000 applications for homes.
He added that they are expected to

build some 200 houses over the next
year on Grand Bahama.

“We are pleased that the Grand
Bahama Port Authority has provided
us with details of a plot of land some-
where in the Hawksbill subdivision,
where we are looking at purchasing
some acreage for just over 100 homes,”
he said.

- Mr Gibson said that government is in
the process of completing infrastruc-
ture in the Sunset Subdivision next to
the police dormitories, where some 115
homes will be built.

“We are completing the subdivision
on Coral Road and Coral Estates
Phase 2 in that vicinity, and quite a
number of houses in Heritage, where
we have been given an offer to pur-
chase additional lots,” he added.

In addition to building homes, the
Ministry of Housing had received-a
number of requests for full service lots
in East End. :

Mr Gibson said persons interested in
purchasing full service lots would build
at their own"pace instead of having it
financed through the mortgage corpo-
ration. “3

“We are right now in the process of
trying to identify'a suitable parcel of
Crown Land in the East for, those
applicants,” he said. 2 Tae

Up to $100,000 are provided for gov-
ernment-guaranteed loans,. and
$150,000 for non-government guaran-
teed loans.

Mr Gibson added that cash up to
$127,000 are disbursed for non-gov-
ernment guaranteed loans. nee





Apprenticeship programme
- is launched by Kerzner

KERZNER International Development,
along with private and public sector partners,
has launched its construction apprenticeship
programme.

The apprenticeship programmes, first
announced earlier in the year, will prepare and
qualify Bahamians to take advantage of employ-
ment-and entrepreneurial opportunities being
created throughout the Bahamas by resort and
industrial developments.

During the launch, Minister of Education
Alfred Sears announced that six industry-driven
apprenticeship programmes in the construction
trades had been identified. __

The programmes include carpentry, electrical
installation, masonry, plumbing, air condition-
ing and refrigeration and metal fasteners.

The Ministry of Education, Ministry of
Labour and Immigration, Bahamas Technical
and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Baha Mar
Development, and the Bahamas Contractors
Association are partners'in the launch, which
took place at the Ministry of Education head
office on Thompson Boulevard.

Mr Sears said: “The programmes are to be
completed in-a three-year cycle.: BT V1, Kerzner,
Baha Mar and the Bahamas Contractors Asso-



ciation have approved the core subjects and
extended curricula for each programme. The
core curriculum offers instruction in contextual
and numeric literacy and the extended curricu-
lum provides the trade-specific skills training.

“The apprenticeship programmes in the con-
struction trades will cost an estimated $1 million
per year or $3 million over the training cycle.

“The programmes will be funded through
the budget of the Ministry of Education and
counterpart funding of about $1 million per
year by Kerzner and Baha Mar.”

Rick Bodge, senior vice-president of Kerzn-
er International development, said said that in
May Kerzner International had identified cer-
tain trades that had limited skills among con-
struction workers and from that sprung the
apprenticeship programmes.

Bodge said the programmes will provide “one
thousand hours of classroom training and the
potential of 24 months in-field on the job train-
ing by a group of skilled trained instructors.”

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two years a range of.150 to 200 tradesmen we
could fill a significant gap.”

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ager Stephen Ziadie
described Pyfrom as:
“A person who will get
the job done. He has
made significant contri-
butions to our. organisa-
tion and we knew that
he was the perfect per-
son to serve in this new
Be.”






: Interest

In 1996, Mr Pyfrom
joined Sandals in its
construction stage in
the projects depart-
ment. In 1998 he was
promoted to junior
assistant manager with
special interest in the
food and beverage
department. ;

In 2001 he was again

promoted to assistant
manager with added
tesponsibilities for the
ront and heart of the
use operations.
Mr Pyfrom’s latest
‘appointment comes
‘with wider responsibili-
ities for the overall
‘operation of the resort.
- Said Mr Pyfrom: “I
am thrilled and I am
looking forward to con-
tinuing to give my com-
plete support and skills
‘to Sandals.

“The company is a






‘great organisation to be’

-employed with and
-being able to pass
‘through the ranks has
‘proven successful in my
‘career.’
- Mr Pyfrom said he
appreciates the skills he
-has been able to accu-
mulate in the various
‘areas at Sandals.

“T love the hospitality

industry and I am posi- ©

-tive about what the
‘future has in store for
© me.”



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_ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005, PAGE 9

Service with a smile
for Sandals staff

TEAM members at Sandals Royal -
Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore
Island took part in a one-week extensive
training programme with international
presenter and trainer Mark Laws.

Mr Laws, of Mark Laws Training
Consulting Firm, conducted sessions on
quality customer service and profes-
sional sales techniques for over 300 team
members, equipping them with skills
necessary to provide efficient service.

Mr Laws is an international presenter
and trainer with over 22 years experi-
ence in the resort and hotel industry,
including being the youngest general
manager of. the Crown Plaza/Marriott
Hotel at 25.

Training
He has trained all levels of staff, in

operation managers and general man-
agers. .

Arlene Johnson, of the sales depart-
ment, who attended the professional
sales techniques training, said Mr Laws’
sessions were simplified so that it could
be useful to everyone.

“He demonstrated how to close any
sale. He meant this in terms of, after a
guest’s request is fulfilled and they are

er task.”

Mr Laws told team members it was
important to. listen carefully to what a
guest is saying. This, he noted, was the
key to satisfying them.

Concierge hostess Erica McIntosh said
she had an appreciation for the training
because it was HOUMA and made
sense.

Residents in Exuma are
banking on

EXUMA residents can now
enjoy additional banking services
in the growing community of
Farmer’s Hill, Exuma.

The new Scotiabank branch site
was officially opened by the Cen-
tral Bank’s governor Wendy
Craigg.

Governor Craigg applauded the
bank for its commitment to the
community and encouraged fur-
ther growth throughout the
Bahamas.

The new branch is the second
Scotiabank branch located on the
island of Exuma. The branch is
located at the Emerald Bay Shop-
ping Complex and offers cus-
tomers full banking services.

Scotiabank is a leading com-
mercial bank in the Bahamas. It
has offered banking services to
the Exuma community for 37
years.

Throughout the Huhne Sco-
tiabank provides services at.20
branches on six major islands.

Pictured left to right at the
opening ceremony in Farmer’s
Hill Exuma are Scotiabank
Bahamas chairman Anthony
Allen, managing director Minna
Israel, senior vice president of
international banking Pat
Minicucci and Grace Campbell,
manager of the Emerald Bay
Branch.

“Mr Laws said internal and external
customers should be treated with the
same respect. He explained that,

whether in a telephone conversation or
in person, you should always let the oth-
er person disengage first.”





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PRIME Minister Perry
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speaker at the launch of the
Ministry of Health’s
National Healthy Lifestyle
Initiative.

The launch will take
place on October 20 when
the National Healthy
Lifestyle Initiative planning
workshop will be opened.

The Prime Minister is
also patron for the initia-
tive.

The ceremony will be
held at 10am in the ball-
room of SuperClub
Breezes, Cable Beach. Min-
ister of Health Dr Marcus
Bethel will also address
invited guests, including
Cabinet ministers, members
of the House of Assembly
and the Senate, executives

of public and private corpo-

rations, the religious com-
munity and representatives
from other ptaleenoldey
groups.

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of Health, recent health sta-
tistics indicate that far too
many persons in the
Bahamas are dying from
chronic, non-communicable
diséases such as diabetes,

‘ hypertension, chronic respi-

ratory disease, heart disease
and cancer because too
many of them continue to
make poor lifestyle choices.

Because of the health
dilemma facing the
Bahamas the governor-gen-
eral and the prime minister |
have thrown out a chal-
lenge to the Ministry of
Health to spearhead the
launch of a national lifestyle
initiative.

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initiative, the ministry will
be hosting the planning
‘workshop on October 19
and 20, in an effort to
-undertake.a multi;sectoral.
“approach to promoting
healthy lifestyles.

Strategies to target
schools, the community and
the workplace will be devel-
oped, the ministry said,
adding that changes in pub-
lic policy and legislation will
be advocated.

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from people who are
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victim’s
Spirit



FROM page one body, a police officer said four

men were being held for ques-

no-one is allowed in that room __ tioning and another suspect was
right now.” being sought.

Terran said he would want to
see justice carried out.

“The government have to
start to deal with these. crimi-
nals and give them some harsh
punishment, because they are

Glenn, 19, was manager of
his father's restaurant and bar
‘Flossie Ruth', on Joe Farring-
ton Road. He is a graduate of R
M Bailey Senior High School
and was a member of the school
band. He was described as__ getting away with plenty. My
being helpful to both his moth- young brother didn't deserve to
er and father. die.

Terran, remembering his “The youths Hot now are
brother’s motivating spirit, said not how they are supposed to
he would encourage older males be. This young generation is
by “telling them the sky is the —_ unruly right now. Everyone just
limit. If you can't reach the sky, _ has a gun or knife and are tak-
you would definitely drop on __ ing lives like it is nothing. They
the tree tops. He would also say, _ feel that they can get away with







God bless the child that has its _ it, and that is what is Happen
own. He always had a smile on ing," he said. —
his face.” He said those who commit

Terran told The Tribune that such heinous crimes should be
when the family viewed the hanged.

School is closed
after water failure

FROM page one

He explained that the pipes
are adequately maintained and
that the school had experienced
this particular problem for the
first time.

The superintendent said the

leak was probably caused by the
separation of underground
water pipes.

"The system is relatively new
— the school is only six years old
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Gasoline prices are
to go up tomorrow

FROM page one

imperative that the country he could not speak to why
the government had not
signed on to the deal.

He added that last week,
the cabinet of Barbados
decided that the only enti-
ty to provide fuel to that
island would be the Ener-
gy Corporation of Barba-
dos — particularly in
‘terms of the supply to that
country’s electrical corpo-
ration.

Corporation and go ahead
with PetroCaribe, which
would eliminate the middle
man, causing a decrease i in
fuel prices.

He claimed that under the
PetroCaribe initiative, the
country could see savings of
between 50 and 80 cents a
gallon, or between $42.5 mil-
lion or $70 million.

Despite his confidence in ok
the initiative, Mr Miller said.

Union threat to casinos

FROM page one

employees stationed in New
Providence, Grand Bahama
and Exuma.

However, Mr Pinger said that
Gaming Board employees
wanted the government to grant
them a similar contract to the
one agreed for ZNS employees,
who will get a $3,500 lump sum
payment over a three-year peri-
od.

Mr Pinder claimed that this
was not a lot of money consid-
ering that the Ruffin Group and
the Isle of Capri allegedly owed

government millions of dollars
in back taxes.

He claimed that if the gov-
ernment collected the owed '
money, it would be easy for:
them to pay employees their
increases without having to dip
into the public treasury.

Yesterday, Mr Pinder said. ,
that he has had no feedback...
since last week's protest.."I_.
was supposed to hear from -.
them today (Monday) but.I
haven't. I expect to hear from. .-
them in short order and if not
we will just do what we have to
do."

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ment on Paradise Island, cele-:
brated his birthday in: stayle at
the weekend with a gatherig of
celebrities from the musical,
entertainment and culinary
worlds.. | '

Festivities kicked off on Fri-
day night with a tribute concert
to Patti Labelle, saluting her 45
years in the music industry and’
her cotribution to R&B.

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_included Boyz II Men singing

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and Kelly Rowland performing:

“Dilemma”, Mario performing
“Let Me Love You”, Gerald

Levert with Patti Labelle per-
forming “Here and Now” (hon-
ouring Luther Vandross),

Michael McDonald with Patti
Labelle singing “On My Own”

‘and Ashanti performing “New

Attitude” with LaBelle
The concert will air in prime-

‘time on UPN on November 8.

“Ellen Degeneres” DJ Tony

: Okungbowa hosted an after

party for more than 400 guests
and entertainers including Jim-
my Fallon, Star Jones, Justin
Chambers and Ivana Trump.

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On Saturday, « a dream team
of chefs, headed by the culinary
legend Jean-Georges Von-
gerichten, prepared a gourmet
feast in three of the resort’s new
restaurants for that evening’s
birthday dinner for Kerzner and
400 of his guests.Chef Von-
gerichten and his culinary team
prepared an unforgettable meal
of rice cracker-crusted tuna and
grilled beef tenderloin with
onion jam and sour plum mus-
tard at the new Café Mar-
tinique. |

Acclaimed chef Charlie Trot-
ter showcased. his celebrated
culinary skills at Marina Vil-
lage’s new Seafire Steakhouse
on Saturday evening, creating
terrine of steamed Maine skate
wing and slowly: braised wagyu
short ribs with porcini mush-:

rooms, confit of tiny turnips and

a sage-infused veal reduction.
Taking the helm at Bimini
Road was South Florida chef:
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served diners with chilled.
shrimp and conch ceviche and’
roasted quail with cornbread
and fois-gras stuffing topped-
with an ancho-pomegranate
glaze.
Following the dinner, a tribute’
celebrated the life of Sol Kerzn-
er. Performances included:
Lionel Richie singing “Dancing' .
on the Ceiling,” “All Night:.
Long” and “Brick House”, Pat-.:
ti LaBelle and the Labelles per-.
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@ CHAKA Khan at the Gospel Brunch at Café Martinique

forming “It’s a New Day,” Cha-
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Woman,” “Tell Me Something
Good” and “Ain’t Nobody”,
Gloria Gaynor performing “I
Will Survive,” Billy Preston
singing “Nothing From Noth-
ing,” The O’Jay’s performing
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Moore singing “Soul Man” and
“Knock on Wood,” Michael
McDonald with Ashford and
Simpson singing “Ain’t Noth-
ing Like the Real Thing” and
“Ain’t No Mountain High

Enough,” Sheila E bringing
down the house with “The
Glamorous Life,” and Oleta
Adams performing “Get Here if
You Can.” After the show, the
cabaret tables were moved out
of the way and Tony Okung-
bowa took to the turntables
again, spinning into the very ear-
ly hours of Sunday morning.
On Sunday morning, guests
capped off their weekend in
true Bahamian style with a live-
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accompanied by Sanovia Pierre
Choir. After brunch, most
guests headed for the beach,
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Kerzner’s PI
income forecast
is increased



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Wall Street
brokerage firm
yesterday
raised its 2005



doosating income estimates for
Kerzner International’s Par-
’ adise Island properties by $1.1
million or $0.03 in earnings per
share (EPS), as it upgraded the
company’s stock to ‘Outper-
form’ from ‘Peer Perform’ and
gave it a $65 year-end target.

Joseph Greff, an analyst with
investment bank Bear Stearns,
said “demand trends” for the
Atlantis and One& Only Ocean
Club resorts were “strong and
likely better than our prior 2005
second half estimates”.

Apart from raising the third
quarter operating estimates for
Kerzner International’s Par-

.adise Island properties, Mr -

Greff also increased his esti-

mates of their 2006 full-year

third quarter.

Investment bank raises firm’s share
price target and rating to ‘Outperform’,

with Marina Village boosting non-room

revenues and new Harborside phase
set for design

operating income by $3 million
or $0.08 per share. “We are

tweaking the seasonally less

important 2005 fourth quarter
for timeshare/residential prof-
its,” the Bear Stearns analyst
added.

“Despite fears of a consumer
slowdown......... .. we think [Par-
adise Island] is benefiting from
more direct airlift into the
Bahamas (more low cost carri-
ets, too) as well as realising bet-
ter non-room revenues due to a
significantly improved variety
of restaurant offerings as part
of the recently opened Marina

Consolidated issue ‘the
first step’ in deepening
investors’ market access

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE exchange control
exemptions provided for in
Consolidated Water’s $11.2 mil-
lion Bahamian Depository
Receipt (BDR) offering are
“just the first step” in widening
this nation’s capital markets,

BISX’s chief executive told The

Tribune yesterday, with the
next phase involving. “broaden-
ing the access of non-residents
to all securities”.

Keith Davies said that in rela-
_ lic sector capital markets policy

tion to the Consolidated Water
issue, it was a case of “from
here we go”, with the exchange
control exemptions the first
indication that the Government
was making good on fulfilling
its commitments outlined in the
public policy statement on cap-
ital market development. —
The. Bahamas International
Securities Exchange’s chief
executive said: “This BDR is
just the first step. The next step
is to broaden the access of non-
residents to all securities. It is a
shift in the operation of our cap-
ital markets. We’re now going
to widen the pool - the different
types of investors that can
access the market.”
_ For the first time in the

Bahamian capital markets’

" short history, the Central Bank

of the Bahamas granted
exchange control exemptions
for the Consolidated Water
offering, allowing temporary
residents (work permit holders),

. permanent residents with a

restricted right to work, and
companies designated as ‘resi-
dent’ for exchange control pur-
poses but with some form of
foreign ownership, to buy into
the BDR issue.

These exemptions mirror
some of those made in the pub-

development statement, which
committed the Government to a
gradual liberalisation of
exchange controls as a prereq-
uisite for broadening arid deep-
ening the Bahamian capital
markets. -

Adding that he had long
advocated that such a step
should take place; Mr Davies

_ Said yesterday: “This is the nat-

ural progression that had to

‘take place for the development

of our capital markets. There
was no question that this had
to happen.”

‘The Governinent, private. sec-

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The ‘5, 000 square foot Mari-
na Village, featuring five new
restaurants and several new
retail outlets, was finished two
months ahead of schedule and
on budget.

Somewhat paradoxically, Mr
Greff said the Bear Stearns
upgrade was provoked by the
recent fall in Kerzner Interna-
tional’s share price, which had
made the stock a more attrac-

tive investment given the pro-

SEE page 4B

Miller hits back at the Chz





a By CARA BRENNEN

- Tribune Staff Reporter iiistaeietiet at ets tind



SOME 60 per cent of the 87 recom:

mendations made by the Bahamas Cham-
bet of Commerce for improving the draft
Consumer Protection Bill were not used

because they were "redundant and unnec-
-essary", Leslie Miller, minister of trade

and industry, said yesterday. gett

“In an attack on the Chamber’ s state-
ment that it was "baffled" that the Gov-
ernment ignored 87 recommendations it
had made for improving the Bill, Mr

' Miller described as "misinformation" the ~
Chamber's “overriding” coticern with the.

legislation - that it granted too much pow-
er to the minister responsible while

attempting to circumvent the eon
_ Process SS Fs





Act change set to
boost fractional

ownership



The minister, though, added that there

-was-“no contemplationin-the provisions of
_ the proposed legislation to citcumvent the
_ powers of the courts. —

Mr Miller refuted the Chamber’ § State-

_ ments, calling them, "obvious inaccura-
cies being fed to the public as factual cir

cumstances",
% Proposed

“He claimed that the proposed Con-
sumer Protection Bill had not been sub-
mitted to Parliament on October 5 for

debate, adding: “I assure you that no such
act took place by myself, Leslie O Miller,

as miftister with responsibility for con-

sumer affairs, or by any of my colleagues a

on the government side of Parliament.”

\



Tel: 242.356.7764.



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



PROPOSED amendments to
the Timeshare Act will write
into legislation procedures for
permitting fractional ownership
investment projects in the

‘Bahamas, rather than leaving
them to the Government’s dis-
cretion, the minister of finan-
cial services and investments
said yesterday.

Allyson Maynard-Gibson
said “one of the reasons”
behind the proposed amend-

- ments to the Act was to enable

_ fractional ownership resorts to

_be “specifically written into the
Act as legislation”, rather than
allowing them to be left to dis-

‘ eretion as to whether “to allow
this kind of development”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said
fractional ownership develop-
iments, which are different from
traditional timeshare’ and sec-

further Fades of the ‘i

SEE page 3B

Draft Bill, inaludiag the. Chatnber’s # rec-
ommendations, had been done in recent

weeks by a working committee involving

civil servants from all relevant agencies
and ministries. The committee was now | |
compiling a report that would be sent to
the Attorney General’s Office and then on

to Cabinet.
In addition, Mr Miller disputed the



. Chamber's statement that it had not had
feedback from the Ministry. He said:

“Unless: this Chamber is staffed by ‘short
memories’ , myself along with senior mem-
bers of my ministry met with senior exec-
utives of the Chamber of Commerce in

the conference room of the Ministry,
where we went through t the full content of

_ SEE page 3B






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Economic oppo

very morning,
the lead story on
the radio seems
to be that of
another homi-
cide, which in most cases
involves the death of another
young pefson in our country.
The citizens of the Bahamas
continue to be fed a daily diet
of stabbings, shooting, rapes
and robberies. :

While it can be argued that
the causes of such crimes are
complex, and require an under-
standing of psychology, crimi-
nology, religion or the other
social sciences to devise strate-
gies to combat it, we believe
there may be some link to the
lack of economic opportunity.
This is often correlated to low
levels of educational ‘achieve-
ment. | :

Many. Bahamians are afraid
for their own personal security,
and the level of security-related
spending will continue to take a
growing percentage of one’s
disposable income. In recent
years, there has been a prolif-
eration of ‘gated communities’
all over New Providence and
the erection of fortress-like
walls and fences around pri-
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While gated communities
may provide some reprieve
against crime, they ate also
changing the social aspect of
how one interacts with family,
neighbours arid friends. How-
ever, in the overall scheme of
things this might be a small
price to pay for a heightened
sense of security.

The absolute levels of crime
and, perhaps even more impor-
tantly, the perception of crime
in our society can influence the
level of foreign investment in
our economy. The reality is
that our economy is an open,
service-based economy, which
is largely dependent on foreign
investment. Investor risk
assessments of our business
environment and the safety of
key personnel on the ground
invariably influences their will-
ingness to invest here. Simply
put: If investors feel unsafe
working and doing business in
the Bahamas, they will seek
opportunities elsewhere.

Crime and the economy

In an article that I previous-
ly co-authored, it was noted:
“We have an economy that

' produces approxitnately $5 bil-

lion worth of goods and ser-
vices evety year (Gross
Domestic Product of GDP).
About 70 per cent of our econ-
omy or $3.5 billion can be
directly attributable to tourism
and banking, One can question
what then happens when the
drivers of these two sectors
becotne discouraged and
decide to use other sandy

beaches (in the cases of
tourism) or other financial cen- ,

tres (in the case of private
banking)?” .

And: “A perceptiori of high
levels of criminality and law-
lessness will not encourage

_ meaningful levels of inward _
“investment by Bahatiians ‘or

international investors. Our
economy, because of its service
orientation, is a lot more fragile
than we like to admit. Crime
is a major threat to our citizens

atid our most vital economic .

sectors. We should not wait
until it is too late to get a han-
dle on crime, otherwise crime
my get the better of us.”
illiam Niskanen, of the
Cato Institute, in a paper enti-
tled Crime, Police and Root
Causes had this to say about

’ the relationship about crime
' afid the economy.

FROM page 1B

tor atid BISX were all working :
‘together to efihanice the

Bahamian capital markets, and
all could “now sée there is a
clear way to move forward” and

achieve this objective That “will

beriefit all Bahamians”.
“It isa benefit for the
Bahamas,” Mr Davies said.
The BISX chief executive
described the Consolidated






YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price

Bid $ - Buying price of Cofina and Fidetity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-countet price

Weekly Voi. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths

NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M ~ Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. Januaty 1, 1994 = 100





By Larry Gibson



“Economic growth
reduces many problems. An
increase in real per capita
income appears to reduce both
the violent and property crime
tates by a roughly proportion-
ateamount.

“The economic conditions of

' specific groups are also impor-

tant, An increase in the male
unemployment rate has a
strong positive effect on the
violent crime rate, and an
increase in the poverty rate has

a strofig positive effect on the

property crime rate.

“For reasons that are less
clear, afi iticrease in the gener-
al employment rate appears to
increase the property crime

rate. The implication of those -

findings is that an economic
growth strategy may more
effectively reduce crime than
a public safety strategy, espe-
cially if it leads to higher
employment and income for
teenage males, minorities and
the poor.”

The message is clear: If we
can keep the economy grow-
ing at a healthy pace and create
few jobs, it will certainly hel
in the fight against crime. This
is precisely why it is essential
that the Government creates
and maintains an environment
that encourages and promotes
the development of economic
enterprise = stemming from
both local and intertiational
investment.

Other Measures

Certainly, we must send out
a very clear message that we
have the commitment and

resolve to address our crime |

situation. While crime should
be reported accurately (call a
spade a spade), the press must

avoid the temptation to over-

sensationalise crime.

Secondly, we must recognise
that all stakeholders must play
a key role in fighting crime.

Water BDR as “a much needed
boost for the [capital markets]
industry”, given that 2005 to
date had seen relatively little
activity iti terms of capital rais-
ing and new BISX listings.

Mr Davies also pointed out

- that BISX was “broadening the

different markets we're attract-
ing companies from”; given that
Consolidated Water was listed
on the US-based Nasdaq, while
the first BDR issuer, Kerzner
International, was on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

On Consolidated Water, he
added: “I am looking forward to



The Government has at
obligation to etisure the police
have adequate resources to,
‘tnount an effective and credible’
battle against crime. Also, if
you accept our earlier premise.
that there is a link between.
crime and economic opportu-"
nity, the Government must’
have a comprehensive plan for:
job and skills training, espé-
cially for the youth of our coun-"
try, some of whom have fio real
marketable skills.

Social and religious organi-’
gations can, and must, play a’
significant role in fighting this’
epidemic. There are some very
notable success stories coming
from this sector, and we
applaud their efforts. However;
it seems a pity that more organ-
isations do not coordinate their.
efforts to produce a more effec-;
tive national result,

Finally, the community at
large has an obligation to
report criminality in all forms.
as it exists in our community.
Too often, we take the easy,

. route of turning a ‘blind-eye’
to crime if it is not affecting us.

. directly.

~ Until next week...

£

‘NB: Larry R. Gibson, @.
Chartered Financial Analyst,
is vice-president - pensions,
Colonial Pensions Services:
(Bahamas), a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Colonial Group
International, which owns
Atlantic Medical Insurance and:
is a major shareholder of Secu®.
rity & General Insurance Com-
pany in the Bahamas.
| The views expressed are
those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of
Colonial Group International
or any of its subsidiary and/or
ffiliated companies. Please
direct any questions or com-
ments to rlgibson@atlantic~
house.con.bs



‘their successful submission of
all the required docuitients, and
hopefully when they’ve done
that and met all the require-
tients, we will have our second
BDR listing. That’s a wonderful
step forward and I’m looking
for more to come.” is

Mr Davies said BISX. was’

Jooking for “equally important.
developments” with other
prospective securities issuers.
and listers to come forward,
adding: “Hopefully, we'll see
additional securities coming to”

“market and providing the divér-
sity we need.” ;

| LENNOX PATON

Counsel & Attorneys-At-Law

Our office will be

CLOSED

on Friday, 21st October, 2005
for the Firm’s Annual Fun Day.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Imc rMNIDVUINE

Family Guardian
wins top award

FAMILY Guardian, the
BISX-listed life and health
insurer, yesterday announced
it was the only Bahamian com-
pany to this year win the Life
Office Management Associa-
tion (LOMA) Educational
Achievement Award.

The award recognised only
15 companies, out of 93 in the
Latin America/Caribbean
region, that use LOMA’s learn-
ing and training programmes,
based on the total number of
enrolments for the previous
year.

the award on the company’s
behalf, said: “This award is an
outstanding accomplishment
for Family Guardian and for
the large number of staff mem-
bers who participate in the
company’s educational initia-
tives.

“We recognise that profes-

sional development and con- ©

tinued training are essential
ingredients in our customer ser-
vice delivery, and we actively
promote and support employee
involvement in industry edu-
cation.”

Anne Higgs, Family
Guardian’s human resources
vice-president, who accepted

LOMA is based in Atlanta,
Georgia. It is an international
association through which

more than 1200 insurance and
financial services companies
from more than 80 companies



@ ANNE Higgs, Family Guardian’s human resources vice-
president, accepts the Educational Achievement Award from |
‘Shannon Wortman, LOMA’s registrar, on the company’ s veka

use research and educational
activities to improve their oper-
ations.



Act change set to boost fractional ownership

FROM page 1B

ond home developments, held “huge pos-
sibilities” for the Bahamian real estate and
tourism industries.

She pointed to the success of Abaco’s
second home industry, which had séen own-
ers return to the Bahamas time and again
for vacations, as enabling visitors to devel-
op “a serious long-term connection” to the
Bahamas that “boosts tourism incredibly”.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson added that time-
share and fractional ownership investments
also held opportunities for Bahamian real-
tors, as although these products had not
traditionally been regarded as fee simple,
this was the way the market was going. As

a result, Bahamian realtors needed to train ©
their staff about the “significance” of such

projects, and the economic benefits they
represented.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that although
no Heads of Agreement had been signed
between the Government.and the devel-

opers, a $120 million private residence club.

investment on Great -Exuma had been
approved and work, according to her infor-
mation, was moving ahead.

’ The developers of the 80/50 Great Exu-
ma, a planned beachfront private residence
club located adjacent to the Four Seasons
Emerald Bay Resort, said on their website:
“A $120 million private residence club has
already begun sales in Great Exuma,. the
Bahamas, with 50 per cent of Phase I fully

Miller hits
back at the
Chamber

FROM page 1B

the various points. of view pre-
sented by the chamber."

At the meeting, Mr Miller
claimed he pointed out a num-
ber of their recommendations
which he felt warranted COnsig
eration.

He told the Chamber repre- —
sentatives present that their rec-.
ommendations and concerns
would be forwarded to the
Attorney General's office for
assessment, and whatever was
deemed relevant in amending
the Bill and helped to protect
consumers, would be incorpo-

reserved prior to Bcaeing ground.” —
Construction was slated to have begun
in February this year, with the first occu-
pancies expected to come in January 2006.
The development is designed as a mem-
ber-owned private.residence club, offering
deeded ownership - known as fractional
ownership - and use of a luxury private vil-
la that provides clients with the benefits of
a resort home without having to maintain it.
Ownership is shared between different
clients, with 12 shares offered in-each villa,

and clients able to purchase more than one |

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

Timeshare

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

Grand Isle Villas, another successful invest- ©

ment project, the 80/50 Great Exuma is a
development that intends to ‘piggyback’ on
the Four Seasons Emerald Bay’s position as

‘the ‘anchor property’ for Great Exuma.

Mrs Maynard-Gibson yesterday said that

- apart from the Four Seasons, the Winding

Bay resort in South Abaco was the best
example of the Government’s strategy of
having an anchor property on each Bahami-

an island in action.

In addition, the development on Chub
Cay was serving as the ‘anchor’ for the
Berry Islands and, currently, Andros, with
400 full-time construction and on-site per-
sonnel currently employed.

On Eleuthera, the south of the island was
expected to be revitalised by the proposed
SeaShells at Cotton Bay investment, plus

another project already approved at Cape

Eleuthera. .

Mrs Maynard-Gibson said the Govern-
ment was looking to the investment pro-
ject announced more than a year ago for the

_ former Club Med site to act as the anchor
property for central Eleuthera. Although:

progress to date has been slow, Mrs May-

nard-Gibson said: “That will be the first in

bricks and mortar terms, so to speak.”

Meanwhile, the $240 million resort devel-
opment proposed for Crab Cay in the Exu-
mas is still trying get back on track, with the
investors - led by North Carolina hog farm-
ing brother, Peter and-Marc Murphy, trying
to resolve internal issues and delays, accord-
ing to Mrs Maynard-Gibson.

“We’re hoping that when they overcome
their issues, they will move swiftly after
that,” she added. “We’re hoping it will get
back on track so it will proceed.”

To date, the developers have built a.

reception area on Crab Cay to host prospec-
tive lot buyers, in addition to having com-
pleted mapping and surveying of the site,

plus clearance, dredging and infrastructure

work.

The American Embassy : B

is presently considering applications for the following position
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

This position reports directly to the Sapervisery General Services Officer andi 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 perfotming preventive maintenance and repair tasks including: Electrical
Power Distribution System, Emergency Power Generation System, HVAC System,
Water Distribution 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 repair 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

rated. and engineering knowledge to monitor and inspect conditions of government

Present at the meeting, Mr
Miller said, were the Chamber’s
executive director, Philip
Simon, and Rick Lowe.

According to Mr Miller, the

Chamber's view was that there
was no need for a Consumer
Protection Act. The Tribune
understands that during the
meeting, he told Chamber
members that unless. their rec-
ommendations were to the ben-
efit of consumers, they would
not be included.
. He claimed that of the 87 rec-
ommendations that were sub-
mitted, 60 per cent of them
were redundant, overlapping or
without objective.

He said the Chaniber was
well aware that the Govern- -
ment had an obligation to pro-
tect its citizens, who include the
Chamber of Commerce, but
also consumers.

Mr Miller added that a Bill e Ability to prioritize tasks

which would protect consumers
may not gel well with business-
es who provide the services.
He maintained that the Gov-
ernment would incorporate any
recommendation that was ben-
eficial to the Bill, but stressed
that it will not dilute the bill
with anything unnecessary.
Mr Miller indicated the
Bahamas’ draft Consumer Pro-
tection Bill was largely based
on similar legislation in Jamaica,
and was being introduced to
ensure this nation kept pace
with global developments, such
asthe United Nations Guide-
lines for Consumer Protection.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

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



owned or leased buildings and contract work in progress.

Prepares performance evaluation reports and recommends training and disciplinary
actions, as needed, for the FSN employees fe force within the facilities maintenance
section.

This position is open to candidates si the following requirements:

¢ Engineering Technician or Building Engineer with relevant certification is.
required.

° Five years of progressively increased responsibility as a maintenance manager
or engineer is réquired.

e Excellent command of the English Language, both written and oral.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
e Excellent managerial, supervisory, and training skills
Highly confidential in nature
General knowledge of building maintenance oper ations 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 es

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
Résources Office no later than Friday, October 21, 2005.

IUESVAY, VU IUBENM 16,
GN - 281



MINISTRY OF HEALTH |
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES
BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT SOLID WASTE

MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

INVITATION FOR TENDERS

The Project Execution Unit, under the auspices of the
Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS)
and The Ministry of Health, now invites local firms and
joint ventures to participate in the bidding process by
presenting seale bids for construction of a transfer station
in George Town, Exuma. The procedures for the
contracting for the provision of service, financed by this
program, will be suject to the provisions of the Ministry
of finance.

Interested parties may obtain further information,
including eligibility to participate, and may collect a
copy the bidding document from the office of the:

Project Execution Unit

Eevee OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

SERVICES |
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Farrington Road —
P.O.Box SS-19048
Nassau, The Bahamas. ©

Interested Tenders may purchase a complete set of tender
documents by submitting a written application to the
Department of Environmental Health Services and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred

_ ($100.00) dollars. The method of payment will be

certified cheque or cash. The documents would be ready
for reves as of Monday, October 17th, 2005.

Tender: are to be submitted i in sealed envelope(s) marked
“Tenders for Construction of Transfer Station! in George
Town, Exuma”, and sent to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance —
P.O.Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas,

All tenders must reach the Tender’: s Board no fate than
4:00p.m. on Monday, November 14th 2005. All tenders
must be submitted in triplicate. Tenders will be opened
at 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, at the
office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance. The

. Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders. -

BAHAMAS GOVERNMENT SOLID WASTE
ne MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

INVITATION FOR TENDERS
The Government of the Bahamas has teceived a loan

‘from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) .
towards the cost of the Bahamas Solid Waste

_ Management Programme, and it intends to apply part

of the’ loan proceeds to the construction ue

1. a Transfer Station in South Abaco;

2. a Transfer Station in North Abaco;

3. a Landfill in Millerton, Long Island; ang
4.-a Landfill in Central Andros

The Project Execution Unit, under the auspices of the
Department of Environmental Health Service (DEHS)

and The Ministry of Health, now invites local firms and
joint ventures to participate in the bidding process by

‘presenting sealed bids for construction of the captioned
landfills and transfer stations, at the mentioned family

‘islands. The procedures for the contracting for the

provision of service, financed by this program, will be
subject to the provisions of this loan Contract.

Interested parties may obtain further information,
including eligibility to participate, and may collect a
copy the bidding document from the office of the:

- Project Execution Unit.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
SERVICES .
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Farrington Road
P.O.Box SS-19048
Nassau, The Bahamas

Interested Tenders may purchase a complete set of tender

. documents by submitting a written application to the

Department of Environmental Health Services and upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of one hundred
($100.00) dollars. The method of payment will be
certified cheque or cash. The documents would be ready
for review. as of Monday, October 17, 2005.

Tenders are to be submitted in sealed envelope(s) marked

either:

e “Tenders for the Construction of a Transfer
Station in South Abaco”,
e “Tenders for the Construction of a Transfer
Station in North Abaco”,
e “Tenders for the Construction of a Landfill in
Millerton, Long Island”, or
e “Tender for the Construction of a Landfill in
Central Andros”

and sent to:

The Tenders Board
c/o The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance
P.O.Box N-3017
Nassau, The Bahamas

All tenders must reach the Tender’s Board no later than
4:00p.m. on Monday, November 14th 2005S. All tenders
must be submitted in triplcate. Tenders will be opened
at 10:00a.m., on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005, at the
office of the Tenders Board, Ministry of Finance. The
Government reserves the right to reject any or all Tenders
PAGE 4B, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

THE TRIBUNE’



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SUPREME
COURT

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE REGISTRY

2005/PRO/npr/00491

IN THE ESTATE OF FANNY EVELYN |
WALLINGTON a.k.a FAY E.
WALLINGTON late of Apartment No. 54,
Lacovia, West Bay Road on the Island of
Grand Cayman, in the Cayman Islands,
British West Indies.

deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, on its Probate Side by BERYL
ANDREA WILLIAMS of No. 8 Benson Road in
Dannottage Estates, Eastern District, New
Providene, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and SIDNEY
ALEXANDER CAMBRIDGE, JR., of 9 Chancery
Lane, Winton Estates, Eastern District, New

Providence, The Bahamas is the Authorized .

Attorneys in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Grant of Probate in the above estate granted to
MICHAEL L. ALBEAGA, the Executor, by the
Clerk of the Courts in the Grand Court of Caymans
Islands, on the 19th day of April, 2005

. Signed —
‘Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE. SUPREME COURT,

PROBATE REGISTRY |

2005/PRO/npr/00494 ,
Whereas REUBEN DELEVEAUX (a.k.a) REUBEN

JAMES DELEVEAUX of 13 Jack Fish Drive,

Golden Gates No. 2, New Providence, The
Bahamas, has made application to the Supreme
Court of The Bahamas, for letters of administration

| of the real and personal estate of WILFRED ©

DELEVEAUX late of, Major's Cay, Crooked Island,
The Bahamas,

deceased, a

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
21 days from ie date hereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,
‘PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00507

IN THE ESTATE OF SHIRLEY JONES
MACMILLAN a.k.a. SHIRLEY JONES,

late of the City of Terra Cotta, Ontario Canada,

~ deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The

Bahamas, on its Probate side by LYNN P..

HOLOWESKO of East Lyford Lane, in the Western
District on the Island of New Providence, The
Bahamas, Attorneys-at-law, is the Authorized
Attorney in The Bahamas, for the Resealed
Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with
a Will in the above estate granted to CIBC TRUST

| CORPORATION, the executor by the Ontario
Superior Court of Justice at Brampton, on the
6th day of April, 2005.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar



THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00509

Whereas ALICE MILLER of Salt Pond, Long
Island, The Bahamas, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration with the will annexed of the real
and personal estate of RUBYANN MILLER late
of, Winton Meadows, New Providence The
Bahamas,

deceased,

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
14 days from the date hereof.

Signed
Desiree Robinson.
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,

PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00510

Whereas PAUL HARDING of Bellot Road, New
Providence, The Bahamas, has made application
to the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration of the real and personal estate
of DELLARESE POITIER HARDING late of,

Bellot Road, New Providence, The Bahamas,

deceased, .

Notice is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at the expiration of
14 days from the date hereof.

"Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

THE SUPREME COURT,
PROBATE DIVISION

| 2005/PRO/npr/00513
Whereas ANNAMAE FORBES of Elizabeth

Estates, Eastern District, New Providence one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, the mother, has made application to
the Supreme Court of The Bahamas, for letters
of administration of the real and personal estate

of SHANTEL THOMPSON late of, Elizabeth —

Estates, Eastern District, New Providence, one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. —

deceased,

| Notice i is hereby given that such applications will
be heard by the said Court at me expiration of

14 days from the date hereof.

~ Signed |
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar _



THE SUPREME COURT,
“PROBATE DIVISION

2005/PRO/npr/00401

IN THE ESTATE OF CHARLES R. KICK
a.k.a. CHARLES KICK late of 1973 S.E.
Rainer Road, Port St. Lucie, Florida, 34952,
U.S.A.

‘deceased

NOTICE i is 5 netakiy given that after the expiration
of fourteen days from the date hereof, application
will be made to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas, on its Probate Side by ANDREW
DWAYNE FORBES of Eastern District, New
Providence, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is the
Authorized Attorneys in The Bahamas, for the
Resealed Grant of Letters of Administration in
the above estate granted to CHESTER B.
GRIFFIN, the Personal Representative by the
Circuit Court of St. Lucie County Florida, U.S.A.,
on the 23rd day of July, 2003.

Signed
Desiree Robinson
(for) Registrar

FROM page 1B |

jected boost to the company’s
earnings from the Paradise
Island Phase III expansion and

planned investment projects for

Dubai and Morocco.

The analyst explained: “We
find the stock’s recent pullback
and less-than-inspiring year-to-
date performance attractive and
a much better risk reward in
front of 15-20 per cent EPS
growth through 2010. We note
the stock is off 18 per cent from
its 52-week high and 9 per cent
since it reported solid second
quarter 2005 results in early
August.

“We have long been fans of

_the growth profile of Kerzner

International. Our issue has.
been valuation and what price
point represents a good risk-
reward to be building positions
in front of a 20 per cent EPS
compounded annual growth
rate. We think current levels

_.fepresent very attractive entry

points.”

Meanwhile, Mr Greff said.
‘Kerzner International. was

expected to begin designing its
third phase expansion of the
Harborside timeshare project,

‘ a'50/50 joint venture with Star-

wood, by 2005 year-end. Some
27 per cent of the recently com-

pleted second phase, featuring .

1116 two and three-bedroom
units, is now sold, and net time-

' share sales for Harborside gen-

erated $22.5 million during the
2005 second quarter. The aver-
age sales price ‘per key’ had
risen by 40 per cent compared
to the Harborside first phase. .

Some 34 out of the 44 avail-
able units at the Ocean Club

Estates joint venture project, .

the Ocean Club Residences and
Marina, have been sold. The
project will eventually amount
to an 88-unit, $130 million

development financed by pre--

sales.
And the proposed $250 mil-



lion 500-unit condo hotel, a joint’
venture between Kerzner Inter-:

‘national and Turnberry Asso-

ciates, has already pre-sold:
some 20 per cent of the avail
able residences, generating $90.
million in sales. Construction is.
expected to begin “in a few
months” and be completed by
2007.

Bear Stearns added that the.
increase in Kerzner Interna-
tional’s Phase III budget from
$650 million to $730 million was
“substantially immaterial”.

The investment bank added
that Kerzner International had:
secured an effective gaming tax:
rate of around 5 per cent, lower’
than rivals in Nevada and New:
Jersey, through its. commitments
to the Government. It had ful-.
filled many of those already by“
beginning construction at the’
One&Only Ocean Club in-
August 2003, and Marina Vil:.
lage and Harborside by J une:
2004...

However, if it does not pro=.
ceed with the condo-hotel and:

‘golf course on Athol Island,

Bear Stearns said the casino tax: i

_ concessions and joint market=,

4

ing contribution from the Gov-;
ernment will be reduced from:
2009 onwards, by about $3- $4:
million annually. 3

Meanwhile, Mr Greff added:

‘ that ‘Kerzner International’: 'S*

refinancing of a corporate debt:
issue had reduced its interest:
expense by $8.5 million or $0.23
per share per year. Further refi-
nancing, it added, could save;
$0.13 per share per year.
“Based on a sum of the parts
valuation analysis, wherein we
think current operations are
worth $55 per share, we think
investors are getting Paradise
Island Phase III expansion,
equity contribution from Lin-

-coln park, Dubai and Morocco

projects for free,” Mr Greff
said.





NOTICE is hereby given that APRIL JOYE ALFRED OF
REGENCY PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister‘
responsible for Nationality and Gitizenehip, P.O. Box N- ye c

Nassau, Bahamas. - oy

NOTICE

NOTICE i is hereby given that ANDY ALFRED OF REGENCY:

PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of|
OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and |

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

NOTICE. is hereby given that JOHN CEREUS PIERRE, #27
WASHINGTON STREET, 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 11TH day of.

OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and,
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ANELLE ALFRED OF REGENCY:

PARK, P.O. BOX CB-12791, 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 18TH day of,|

| OCTOBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and.

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

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 2
(No. 45 of 2000) ‘s,

In Voluntary Liquidation

PAGLIO LIMITED

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 138 (8) of the.
International Business Companies Act, No.45 of 2000, thes
Dissolution of PAGLIO 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 September, 2005. ys




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THE Church Games are
making waves as hundreds
gather to watch and support
their denominations.

With the Baptists clinch-
ing both the men’s and wom-
en’s softball titles, the atten-
tion now turns to basketball,
volleyball, soccer and track
and field, all of which will be
held this week. ,

Cycling also concluded its
six divisional competitions
over the weekend.

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open men’s division was Bry-
on Musgrove, riding for the
Baptist church, Seventh Day
Adventist Wayne Price com-

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Heated action |
over the weekend

ing in second with Comfort
House Ministries’ Robert
Bethel coming in third.
Church of God of Prophe-
cy powered their way
through the tape for their
first win of the games in the
under 15 girls ride. Winning
the gold for the church was
Carrearan Sweeting. Second
and third place finishings

went to Royonique Cole- |
brooke and Ivanique Kemp, |

both of the Baptist Church.

Teams were given a day
off to regroup, after the heat-
ed action on Saturday.

The track and field meet

was designed for the younger
talent in the church to shine,
with competition and races
going down to the wire.

The 100m and relays, the
most favoured event on the
track was dominated by the
Baptists, winning two of four.

- Starting things off for the
Baptists in the under 15 boys
was Travis Kemp, taking the
century in a time of 11.50
seconds, teammate Denti
Moss was second in 11.60
seconds with Jonathon Davis
of CCAMI finishing third in
11.75 seconds.

The long distance events’
were-also claimed by the
Baptists, landing a one-two

knockout punch in the under

15 girls 1500 metres. Win-
ning the event in a time of

6:07.75 seconds was Azarian.

Miller, teammate Pollyann-
Bethel was second in 6:21.75
seconds and G Simmons
came in third in 6:55.07 sec-
onds.

However, the 400m was.

evenly split by the Anglicans
and Catholics.

Leading the way for the
Anglicans in the under 15

‘boys 400m were Shaquille

Burrows and Renaldo King,
finishing in times of 1:00.65

seconds and 1:01:12. seconds |

respectively. Third place
went to Wesley Mullings,
competing for the Baptists.

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seconds. ae
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in the one lap event with a
time of 52:48 seconds,
Rashad Dean from the Bap-
tists was second in 54.82 sec-

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@ TENNIS
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter -

“TENNIS doubles team part-
ners Mark Knowles and
Daniel Nestor are back in the
groove, taking their third title

for the year and their 31st vic-.

tory as a team.

The number four ranked
‘team in the ATP Doubles
Race headed into the tourna-
ment as the top seeds, defeat-
ing the Israeli pair of Andy
Ram and Yoni Erlichon 5-3,
5-4 Sunday, to claim the BA:
CA Trophy.

The win gives Knowles and
Nestor a 50 point boost as
they continue their race to the
Tennis Masters Cup, set for
Shanghai, China, in Novem-
ber.

However, they have yet to
seal their names to the Tennis
Masters tournament, which
hosts the top eight.

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Doubles pair take
BA-CA Trophy a

So far, only three doubles
teams have qualified — Amer-
ican twin brothers Bob and

. Mike Bryan, Wayne Black

and Kevin Ullyett and Max
Mirnyl and Jonas Bjorkman.
The BA-CA tournament is
the first time the duo have
been in action since their sur-

prisingly early exit at the US ©

Open, held in August.
Before the US Open,
Knowles was forced to play in
several tournaments without
partner Nestor, due to injury:

However, the weekend win .

is being used as a laurich pad

for Knowles and Nestor ahead...

of the Masters Series in

Madrid, Spain.

Currently seeded as num-
ber three in the tournament,
the duo’s opening game is
scheduled against Simon

Aspelin of Sweden and Todd
Perry of Austria.

The game for the tourna-

-ment’s defending champions

is set for Wednesday.

After wrapping up this
week’s tournament, Knowles
and Nestor will move onto the -

_ BNP Paribas Masters in Paris,

France, October 31st.

This will conclude the qual-
ification tournaments for the
race to the Tennis Masters
tournament.



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By KELSIE JOHNSON \
Junior Sports Reporter |

“MY DEVASTATING overhand tight and



hard left rocked him and it was over from the

first three shots,” said Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams
after his win-over the weekend.
Williams rocked former training partner Harold

‘Hitman’ Sconiers on Saturday during the clash at

the Magic City show, held in Orlando, Florida.
The win for Williams came on the eve of him
signing with a new promoter and boxing club,
the Silver Hawk.
The first of a series of fights to come for the
fighter, as he plans to elevate to the World’s

Heavyweight title.

Fighting a much taller Sconiers was not a prob-
lem for Williams, who described his first three
shots to the body as the breaking point.

He said: “I knew his style, he is a boxer-runner.
He boxes and then runs after he believes he has
done enough damage to the person. And plus

he has a nice right hand.

“I went straight at him at first, trying to cut
that right hand off, attacking his wide open body.

“At the end of the first round he started to
tun, so I went upstairs on him. Connecting with an
overhand right, which wobbled him, forcing the
referee to step in between us.

“I was confident that I was going to take him
out, just as I went to deliver the blow I thought
would’ have finished him off, the bell rang. So
basically he lived to fight another round.”

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For every McDonald 's Cookie you purchase during the month
of October 2005, McDonald’s will make a donation to the
Cancer Society of The Bahamas.

coniers

But Sconiers would last the entire six rounds,

_ taking blow after blow from Williams.

In the third round, Williams continued to deliv-
er the blows to the already battered Sconiers,
but the knockout he was looking for never came.

A confident Williams was. convinced he had —
the victory under his belt, stating that he had
turned away from the plan of knocking- out
Sconiers.

Williams said the lengthy fight against a per-

‘sistent fighter gave him the opportunity to. work

on his punches.
He added: “A few years ago we fought with: a

‘promotion club so I knew some of his strengths

and weaknesses.

| Styles

“I didn’t use all I knew about him against him
in the fight, because it is always in my opinion that
a fighter can deviate from theit styles during
fights, so you can’t always base your’s against
their’s.

“But I was able to deliver some great ‘blows
upstairs on him. I don’t know which combina-
tion I am going to use, so this fight give me an
opportunity to work on the various combina-
tions.” .

As Williams prepares for his two upcoming
bouts, set for November 25th and December
28th, his main focus is combinations.

Williams has also taken on a new trainer and
workout, which started today.








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- â„¢ By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

0)
Ordain’ Moss,
childhood dreams
- of winning a beau-
.. * ty pageant have
finally become a reality. Ms

.Moss recently won the title of
Miss Bahamas World 2005, and

will soon be on her-way to.

competing in her. first, major
- World 2005, °°
_, While some-beauty. queens
:. have months :to:prepare for a
’ ‘pageant, a confident and poised
Ordain Moss will leave for the
Miss .World .pageant on
‘November..9, after being
crowned. Miss Bahamas World

-on October 11. The month-
. long Miss World pageant
. begins December 10, in Sanya, .
~~ China.

-.” 'The-pageant queen, who is
‘also 'a student and assistant

--instructor.at Yodephy Dance

~. who has

‘and Modeling Academy, and °
much experience on

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pageant, Miss

the stage, does not seem to be
daunted by the pressure of a
single month to plan for a
pageant that some consider the
world's largest beauty contest.

_ And while Ms Moss is not
making any predictions about a
win-.at the international
pageant, she has vowed to do
her best. "A Jot of the girls in
the pageant are (in my:age
group) so I'm confident. I'm
not saying that I will bring
home the crown, but I am say-
ing that I will do my best. It's

all about being optimistic," Ms

Moss tells. Tribune Woman.
She is also quick to point out
that age would not have been a
factor even if she was tne
youngest contestant,

It may be fate that has been
on this pageant queen's side
from the day that she was born,
as her parents named: her
‘Ordain, which means "the cho-:
sen one". Or it may be her style

‘and determination, or all of the

: SEE page 2C


PAGE 2C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



& CARIBBEAN Bracelet Company marufactured
the bracelets made of pink sapphires.



WOMAN





Doing its part to raise
cancer awareness

& By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

local jewelry compa-
ny is doing its part to
raise cancer aware-
ness among Bahami-
ans, while lending its
financial support to the cause.

Belief

With a firm belief that companies in
the Bahamas have a responsibility to
support local causes in relation to
health, Douglas Cowper of Golden
Karat Limited, Prince George Plaza,
embarked upon an effort which he
hopes will encourage more compa-

nies to get involved.

In June, while attending the JCK
Show, a jewelry conference held in
Las Vegas where jewelers view new
designs, company officials saw a pro-
totype of a gold ribbon and decided
that they could use it during October,
in support of breast cancer awareness
month.

After developing their design, Gold-
en Karat commissioned the manufac-
turer, the Caribbean Bracelet Com-
pany, to produce 100 of the bracelets.
The company began sales October 1,
and have since sold 28 of the bracelets
that are made of pink sapphires,
accented with diamonds, with white
and yellow gold bound in silver.

The acquisition of one of these

bracelets is even more significant since
each piece has its own number (from
1 to 100), making the owner a part of
this special commemorative effort.
Bracelet number one will be donated
to the Cancer Society of the Bahamas
for a silent auction at its annual ball.

Sentimental

Having them numbered also pro-
vides some sentimental value. Accord-
ing to Mr Cowper, a young lady pur-
chased the number 48 bracelet to pay
tribute to her mother who died from

. breast cancer at that age. In fact, most

of the bracelets that have been sold,
were purchased either by cancer sur-
vivors or their family members, Mr

Cowper said.

Though the jeweler admits that the ©

cost of the bracelets may be a bit
steep, at $499, he believes that the
money will go a long way toward
funding the fight against cancer in the
Bahamas.

The manufacturer has already

_ pledged to donate $50 to the Cancer

Society of the Bahamas for every
bracelet sold in October, while:Gold-
en Karat will donate $100 from every

bracelet sold even after the month has _ .

ended. ~

The company hopes to. have all 100

bracelets sold by the end of the year.
Once they are sold a presentation of
funds from the manufacturer and

_Golden Karat will be made to the

: Society.

. Mr Cowper said that he has no
family members or friends who have
been touched with breast cancer, but
decided to make these beautiful pieces
as a way to give back to the commu-

Charitable

"Commerce should be more chari-

nity.

table. If you are doing well, you,
should also pass that on," he told Tri-.

bune Woman. "We want to raise

awareness. And maybe these funds.
will go towards advertising for the

Cancer Society of the Bahamas to
encourage more women to go out
there and get mammograms."



Ordain has eyes on

FROM page 1C

above. But whatever it is, Ms
Moss seems to have the win-
ning combination.

Miss Bahamas Organisation
(MBO), owners of the Miss

World franchise for the terri-

tory of the Bahamas, held a pri-
vate screening on September
17 where eight contestants
were interviewed by a panel of
judges, and modeled swim
wear.
The newly crowned Miss
Bahamas World beat the seven

other contestants for the title.
And by doing so, she became
the fourth national beauty
queen in her family. Miss
Bahamas 1971, Tera Rahming,
is her grand-aunt, Miss
Bahamas 1991, Lisa Swain, is
her cousin, and another cousin,
Francois Newbold, won the
Miss Bahamas crown in 1987.
The advice from these family
members has been to stay calm,
show personality and be confi-
dent.

According to Michelle Mal-

colm, president of the Miss

Bahamas Organisation (MBO),
it was Ms Moss' physical beau-
ty, great personality and confi-
dence that impressed the panel
of judges. "Plus, her modeling
skills were impeccable with the
combination of all of those
traits," she adds.

Dancing and modeling for

five years at Yodephy, Ms -

Moss said that she does not
really have that much work to
do in preparation for the inter-
national pageant. She is how-

ever, being coached in her

interviewing skills and diction

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every week, not that the queen
is experiencing difficulties in
these areas, but the committee
wants to make sure that she is
at her best once the competi-
tion begins.

Says Ms Malcolm: "We are
focusing on her diet, and'she's
doing lots of running and
pilates to lose weight. The thing
with international pageants,
there are strict unwritten rules
about.a. contestants weight.
And the only problem is that
we have been sending these
girls over to these pageants,
and by Bahamian standards
they are fine. But they are con-
sidered heavy on an interna-
tional scale."

Ms Moss hopes to capitalize
on her Miss World experience
by winning the Miss World tal-
ent competition, considered
one of three “fast track” events
in the pageant that could land
her an automatic spot among
the final 15 contenders. The
three fast track events, beach
beauty, talent, and beauty with
a purpose, will be open to.all
contestants and will recognize
delegates with special qualities.

Apart from her efforts in the
talent competition, the MBO
committee is requesting assis-
tance from the Bahamian pub-
lic to. boost‘Ms Moss’ quest to
make the Miss World finals.
Once again, the Miss World

Organisation is introducing a-

new voting system, called SMS,
that is set to produce the
largest global TV voting event.
With a record number of con-
testants and an innovative new
voting system, Miss World 2005

‘is set to make television histo-

ry as the public will choose six
new Miss World ambassadors.

Six ‘Vote For Me’ TV spe-
cials will present contestants
from each continental zone and
invite the global television
audience to cast votes to deter-
mine the first Miss World
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Asia Pacific, Miss World
Africa, Miss World Americas,
Miss World Caribbean, and
ultimately the overall winner
of Miss World 2005.

‘Miss World — The Final’ is
the World’s largest live annual
TV event with viewing figures

-of two billion. With a record

115 contestants undertaking a
month-long tour of China to

compete for this year’s title, _
Miss World 2005 is set to be

the most lavish spectacle in the
pageant’s 54-year history,
according to a press release
from the MBO committee.

Contestant

Each contestant will be allo-
cated a number for worldwide
SMS voting or via IVR in their
particular country. These num-
bers will be prominently dis-
played on television graphics
and in media. Viewers may

vote for two contestants from
their continent to go through

‘to the Miss World Continental

finals, although there is no lim-
it on the number of votes they
may cast.

' After each show, points will
be awarded according to a vot-
ing-points structure. An effec-
tive formula will ensure that
votes from all countries equate,
regardless of the size of popu-
lation, voting medium or over-
all number of votes. Votes orig-
inating from a country are
counted and the contestants
ranked according to the num-
ber of votes received from that
country. Contéstants’ scores
are added for every country
within their continental zone,
with votes from outside their
continent accumulated as one
voting ‘country’.

The contestants are then
allocated points aligned to their
ranking — 12 for the contestant
with the most votes, ten for the
second place finisher and so on
to the tenth place finisher, who
receives two points. One point






ranked below tenth place.
The three fast track winners

will join the continental final -

is given to all contestants -

applicable to them. If a fast .

track-winner also finishes first .

or second in their continental

vote, the contestant that places _,
third from that continent will
go through to the continental,

final.

Viewers will have the chance ,
to cast votes for their favorite
\ girls from the first Miss World .

‘Asia Pacific ‘Vote For Me’ spe- .

cial on November 21 until 12 |

hours before the start of the

two-hour live televised final
from Sanya, on December 10. -

In Miss World — The Final, the .

_ winners of three fast-track

events, will join the 12 Conti-

nental finalists - two from each -

zone — ensuring that the final .

line-up is truly representative
of the World.

Then it is down to the judg-."

ing panel to make their final -

deliberations and name the six

continental winners and for |
Miss World Organisation chair- -

man Mrs Julia Morley to.

announce. the overall Miss
World 2005.

Says Ms Moss: “I believe that _

the Bahamas has more to offer ..
than sun, sand and sea, and I .

want people to see that. I want
us to be seen not only for our

beaches and tourism, so I need .
the votes of the Bahamian peo- ,

ple in order to be moved to the ,

finals."

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Cancer is nota

death sentence



PART TWO



THIS is the second install-
ment in a two-part series of a
personal account on surviving
breast cancer. Part I was pub-
lished in last week’s Woman
and Health.

By Brenda Anita Russell

or me, knowledge

is power. So I read’

books on top of
books about breast
cancer. My
favourite book was "Dr Susan
Love's Breast Book" written
by Dr Susan Love, with Karen
Lindsey. That was given to me
by my cousin Toni Godet,
thank you and I love you Toni.
To educate myself I went on
the Internet, I have spoken
with different ladies with can-
cer, I speak with doctors to
learn more about the disease
and my options, confer with my
pastor and with my sister Bev-
erley, who has such valuable
coping information to impart.
Along with this emotional
support, I draw tremendous
support from my spiritual faith
which is very strong. I honestly
believe the Lord is going to
work a miracle in my life. I
pray, I talk to God constantly,
read my bible, and I am always
asking for a miracle. First
Corinthians Chapter 12:9-10
says gifts are given in different
ways, to one person the gift of
healing and to another the
working of miracles and they
are all given by the same spirit.
In Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked
at them and said, "With man
this is impossible, but with God
-all things are possible." I know
I will be healed. Isaiah 53:5
says, "But he was wounded for
our transgressions, He was

bruised for our iniquities, the

chastisement for our peace was
upon him and by his stripes we
are HEALED."

Faith prayers for the afflict-
ed, James 5:13-16, "Is anyone
among you suffering? Let him
pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let
him sing Psalms. Is anyone
among you sick? Let him call

for the elders of the church, ©

and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the

name of the Lord. And the -

prayer of faith will save the
sick, and the Lord will raise
him up. And if he has commit-
ted sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one
another, and pray for one
another, that you may be
healed. The effective, fervent
prayer of a righteous man
avails much." _

Knowing that God is with
me all day and all the time, he
hears my cry and my pain, that
gives me the strength to per-
severe and I know God is going
to work a miracle in my life
very, very soon.

Armed with all this knowl-
edge and faith I was not pre-
pared for another shock in July
2005. Recently I was thrust
back into chemo treatment
with a new diagnosis of cancer.
Initially, I did not think about
the possibility of a recurrence
because of my strong faith that
the treatment I had already
received had been effective. It
was a shock and I am still very
emotional about it. I am just
coming to terms with the situ-
ation and getting answers from
my doctors. I am praying daily
that God would perform a mir-
acle and heal me. So the roller
coaster ride continues as I have
already received two months
of chemo treatments taking
taxol and cisplatin every Fri-
day and I am not sure at this
junction how many more treat-
ments I will require. With can-



© October 21 — National
Mammography Day -— dis-
counted screening mam-
mograms at Doctors Hos-
pital during October — see
The Tribune for details

© October 29 - British
American Insurance, Sis-
ter Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group and Can-
cer Society of the Bahamas

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BE BRENDA RUSSELL

cer you have to face it and
fight.

I have interacted with doc-
tors and received treatment
both locally and abroad. In
Nassau I have dealt with seven
doctors and one in Miami, all
of whom I found to be very
caring and understanding and
they have provided me with
ample knowledge of the dis-
ease. I feel very comfortable
with them handling my illness

. because I am confident in their

abilities. I have consulted with
an oncologist in the US and he
is a Bahamian, Dr Gershwin
Blyden whom I have found to
be very knowledgeable and

‘competent. Iswas very com-

fortable with him. I have had
many P.E.T. scans at Mount
Sinai Hospital in the last two
years and I found the radiology
personnel always very caring
and professional.
Positive

I choose to deal with my can-
cer with a positive attitude and
by helping others. In helping
others,. you help yourself
because I understood from my
superior Ms Buena Wright that
I was an inspiration to her and
that I have been an inspiration
to many persons in the com-
munity and on my job. Wen-
dall Jones, CEO of Jones Com-
munication, said in a general
staff meeting on March 2004,
"other staff members of Jones
Communication need to take
a page out of Brenda's book".

I have not allowed cancer to
hinder my life or my job. I love
my job. I have worked at Jones
Communications for 11 years. I
have continued working at the
office and at home, in fact J
probably worked even harder
to maintain my top sales sta-
tus, even during my chemo
treatments and radiation and I
was the recipient of the Top
Sales Person of the Quarter
and of the Year Award 2003.

What would be my advice to
Women? ;

Part 1: Wake up and smell
the roses: "There are two types
of cancer patients cancer VIC-
TORS and cancer VICTIMS.
Cancer victims let the disease
take them over: They do not
reach out into life anymore.
Cancer VICTORS, are happy,
they go for walks, they smell
the flowers......they do the
things they want to do. They
do not let the disease take over
their lives. They let it have cer-
tain control points, but they do



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not let it contro] them".
(Adapted from a quotation by

John Chapman, bone cancer -

patient, The Alpha Book On
Cancer And Living).

Ladies, ladies I am a cancer
Victor. Which one are you? Be
vigilant about your health, vis-
it your doctors often for breast
exams, yearly mammograms
and pap smears. Women, doc-
tors at home are the best, take
it from me. I have seven doc-

tors that I see at home, Drs ©

Diggiss, Turnquest, Porter,
Carroll, Neil, Sands and Carey.
Stay at home, your family sup-
port base is here in the
Bahamas, not in the States.

- However, if you are. going to
‘ the States the Bahamian Doc-
tor to see is Dr Gershwin Bly- -

den. I would like to publicly
thank all of my seven doctors
and Dr Gershwin Blyden in
Miami.

Ask questions, know what.

your options are, research the
Internet, read lots of books on
cancer, change your diet, eat
lots of fruits and veggies, and
connect with the Sister Sister
Breast Cancer support group
or the Cancer Society of the
Bahamas for more information
about cancer. Also call me if
you want to talk at 327-6487.
The Sister Sister Cancer sup-
port group meetings are held
every second Wednesday of the
month at Spm at the Cancer
Society headquarters, East Ter-
race, Centreville. For further
details contact Nurse Charlene
McPhee at the Surgical Suite,
Centreville Medical Centre at
326-1929 or call the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas at 323-
4482.

Advice Part 2: Cancer is
NOT a death sentence. There
are women today who have
been living with cancer for 20
and 40 years, "so don’t worry,
be happy!"

Women, I have heard many
of your cries and pains over
and over. However, many

-women are afraid to address

this particular issue of loneli-

ness and desertion. As amem-

ber of the Sister Sister Breast
Cancer support group I have
decided to take up the chal-
lenge which is always over
looked. Many of our Bahamian
men are not mature and edu-
cated enough to deal with the
word ‘cancer’ but there ARE
many loyal, devoted and
mature men out there who will
not leave a woman just because
she has cancer because he
knows that is the time when
she really needs his moral sup-
port. ‘

I have heard repeated sto-
ries about those men who have
left the relationship using work,
other problems, stress or any
other excuse even though
things were quite fine before
the woman got cancer. If he is
not willing to face up to the
fact that he can not deal with
the issue of cancer, then let him
go in the name of Jesus. Just
put the relationship in God's
hand.

To all men - good, bad, pre-
tenders and procreators around
the world who are reading my
story locally or via the Inter-

- "TLOVE YOU".

~ WOO!

net today, please share it with
your male friends and let them
know that many women out

’ there are hurting as a result of

your bad treatment, neglect
and desertion.
In years gone by, cancer was

‘a death sentence, but nowa-

days with all the modern tech-
nology available, cancer can be
cured, there is life after cancer.
So men, if your partner should
get cancer be aware that this
is the time she needs your sup-

port. She needs you to be by

her side, if only to see your face
and to get a hug. Sometimes
you might not know what to
say but sometimes you do not
have to say anything, just be
there for her. Believe me when
I say it would make a huge dif-
ference in her life. Moral sup-
port is not just talking on the

. phone, it is being there physi-
cally and mentally, in body and.

spirit. It is medication for the
soul.
There are two types of men,

good and bad, none in-

between. Which type are you?
Ihave the greatest respect for

- three men I know personally
who have been through thick.

and thin for their wives with
cancer. One is a government
minister, one is Jackson Burn-
side, and the other is my broth-
er-in-law, Vivian Lockhart. He
has not left my sister Bever-
ley’s side from the first day she
was diagnosed with cancer. For
the past eight years he has

. always been there for her: God

will take care of good men like
them. God has ways of blessing
these men.

I would like to publicly thank
my daughter Monette, my son-

_in-law Carlos Albury, my

mother Annie Russell, my sis-
ters Beverley and Barbara, my
brothers Colin, Larry, Barry
and Lyndon and their families

mS SIMPSON

Sun Facts

@ By SARAH SIMPSON

YOU may think sitting
under an umbrella at the
beach makes up for not
wearing sunscreen. DON'T.
Depending on weather con-
ditions and the reflective-
ness of the sand, your beach
umbrella may be offering
you only SPF2.

_If you are turning to a tan-
ning bed for a healthier,

. “indoor tan,” think again.

Commercial tanning beds
not only emit as much, and
often more, damaging ultra-
violet light as the sun itself,
improper use can result in

. vislon-reducing corneal

burns. Instead, reach for a
protective self tanning prod-
uct for a natural-looking,

golden glow.without the
* guilt.

New research indicates
that using sunscreen with an
SPF higher than 30 can hurt
more than it helps. For
example, the difference
between SPF30 and SPF40
is 30 per cent more sun-
screen chemicals, but a
measly one per cent more

‘in protection. Sunscreen is

recommended between
SPF15 and SPF30.

People are not the only
animals to suffer from sun-

related skin cancers.

Up to 40 per cent of pet
melanomas are sun-related,
and they are just as fatal as
the human variety. Be pet
smart and make sure your
pet has lots of shade.

One in five Americans
will develop skin cancer in
their lifetime, and it kills one

American every hour. Low-

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solar protection product
part of your daily regimen.
A few extra moments every
morning might just save .-
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Centuries ago, having
super pale skin was highly
fashionable, since only the
very wealthy could afford to
avoid working in the fields.
How times have changed!
A golden summer time glow
is now the ultimate accesso-
ry every season. Unfortu-
nately, if you get that glow
by baking in the sun, you
will have to pay the hefty
price of premature aging:

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message to public through series of town meetings

@ By PETURA BURROWS
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to provide
information
that will
hopefully
_decrease the prevalence of
breast cancer in the country,
the Sister Sister Breast Cancer
Support Group, has once again



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*- health professionals:turned out .
at the Cable Beach Resort for:
'. part one of the town meetings,
- held'last week, which aired live «

on Love 97: This year the
group decided to go with the
theme, "The implications of

breast cancer to Bahamian.

women", in-an attempt to

heighten: awareness of all phys- .
ical and psychological demands *

of breast cancer:

Panelist Dr Charles Diggiss:

a.surgeon at the Surgical Suite,

said that breast cancer appears |
to be occurring more frequent-

lyi in younger women, and it is.a
"striking" diagnosis. In his

opinion, having to tela patient’
that she has breast cancer has .
_. "eclipsed" the intensity of hav-
ing to tell a patient that they



breast cancer more intimately :

changes the quality of that
woman's life. .
One of the main challenges

_ in his practice may be as simple -
as getting through to these

patients after he has told them

of their diagnosis...
-"I-always recommend have

ing a relative there because in

‘an anxious moment, one thing”

you remember is that you don't. .
_ remember. what is told. Any
bad news. takes:'a while to be:
absorbed," ihe, told the audi- ©

ence.

"Focus

: We try to get them to focus.

on what the next step will be -

‘whether we need to do a wider
removal of a lump with some.

surgical incision, and if they
qualify based upon the posi-

tion of the lump and its size in»
. relation to the size of the

breast," the surgeon added...
Also on the panel address-

ing the town meeting were Dr

‘Theodore Turnquest, an oncol-
ogist; Nurse Sandra Rolle, a |
breast cancer survivor; and
Jackson Burnside, the spouse

. of a cancer survivor.

‘According to Dr Turnquest,

“cancer carries a significant psy- %

chological. impact on: the *
patient. A cancer diagnosis is

“seen as a “show-stopper" that:

brings the patient to a "crescen-
do" of anxiety.

Patients

Agreeing with Dr Diggiss,
the oncologists said that
patients often remember no
more than five per cent of what
is told to them in the first meet-

ing. And as a result, informa-
: tion must be reinforced.

through repetition in subse-

‘quent meetings and through lit: Z
erature.

Raising awareness in the
community about breast can-
cer, however, will eventually

decrease the burden of late
‘detection.

Unfortunately
though, people in the Bahamas .

_ are diagnosed when the tumour

is already too big, Dr Turn- ©

“quest noted..

Nurse McPhee, who mem-

. bers of the support group refer
to as "mother", told Tribune
Health that women need to
_ focus on early detection. "They .
need to know that prevention,
’ early detection is better than
“cure when you're talking about
breast cancer. Too many young
* Bahamian women are coming
__ to their doctors at stages three
~» and four of breast cancer. And

you know by the time you get
at stage four, (the cancer) has

-already spread everywhere."

The support group has as its
mission, to provide support,
care, encouragement, ‘coping
skills, resources, strength and

hope for women who have or

SEE page 6C

When should you do
a Breast Self-Exam

THE concern: One in
eight women will develop
breast cancer. Breast cancer
is the second leading cause
of cancer deaths in women.
The ‘good news is that by

. protecting your own health,
you can help to change these
statistics. The earlier that
breast cancer is'detected, the
better the outcome. A regu-
larly scheduled mammo-

gram can significantly.

increase the survival rate for
women with breast cancer.

When should you do a
Breast Self-Exam?
Examine your breasts at
the same time of the month,
within three days after your
"menstrual period stops. The
breasts will be less tender or
swollen and easier to exam-
ine at that time.
The following guidelines



represent the best screening
tools for breast cancer: Age
20-39: perform a breast self-
exam once a month, have a
yearly mammogram if you
have a personal history or
at risk, and have an annual
physical every two years.

If you are over aged 40,

- perform a breast self-exam

once a month, have a yearly
mammogram, and an annu-

al physical each year.

For more information on
how to prevent and detect
Breast Cancer, attend the
free health lecture “The Dis-
tinguished Lecture Series”
at Doctors Hospital featur-
ing Oncologist, Dr.
Theodore Turnquest, Thurs-

day October 20th in the con-
ference room at 6pm.

© Source: Doctors
Hospital
PAGE 6C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2005

Inc IMIDUNE





The Role of Infection
Control in Health Care

@ Provided by TAMARA
DUNCOMBE
Coordinator Infection
Control and Safety,
Doctors Hospital

ospitals and clinics
provide an interesting
interaction between
hosts (humans) and
microorganisms (bac-
teria, viruses and fungus). Many of us
may not usually consider this, but the
health care environment can con-
tribute to the transmission of infec-
tions, if control measures are not
implemented and maintained.
Why is this?

Reasons

There are several reasons:

1. Patients seeking treatment may
have infections that can be easily
transmitted to others (e.g. Influenza,
Tuberculosis).

2. Patients seeking health care ser-
vices, particularly invasive procedures,
may be more susceptible (e.g. the very
young, the elderly, pregnant women
and the immuno-compromised) to
developing infections especially if
basic infection control practices are
not observed...

3. Staff shortages, or busy periods
which may mean that more patients

’ may be seen at any given time by one.

caregiver and less emphasis placed on
infection control.
4, Limited resources allocated for
infection control and prevention.
Hospitals recognize these factors
and appreciate the fact that infection







Observing International Infection

Control Week -

prevention and control is important
to ensure positive patient care out-
comes. Therefore hospitals usually
employ persons to coordinate the
Infection Control Programme.

An effective Infection Control Pro-
gramme utilizes surveillance and epi-
demiology tools to reduce the risk of
infections that may be associated
specifically with the.care received dur-
ing a hospital/clinical visit.

In an effort to minimize the spread
of infections, hospital surveillance

activities will ‘place emphasis c on the

following practices:

1. Patient Isolation -.Any patient :
admitted with a communicable dis-.

ease, whether suspected or confirmed,
is placed on precautions, which may
entail separating the infectious patient
from other patient (patient isolation);
with the application. of apprepnate
precautions.

2. Barrier Techniques - Appropriate
precautions such as barrier techniques
are applied based upon the mode of

transmission of the bacteria, virus or.

fungus. For example, special respira-
tory protective devices must be used if

- contact with a patient with confirmed

or suspected Tuberculosis is antici-
pated.

3. Asepsis — Asepsis i is at the core of
infection control... Asepsis simply

implies that sterile techniques must
be applied during any clinical proce-
dure (e.g. inserting IV catheters, or
collecting blood specimen). This elim-
inates the risk of transmitting infec-
tious agents, such as bacteria, fungus
or virus to patients.

4. Outbreak investigation and con--

trol — Infection control surveillance
activities are usually quite successful in
controlling potential outbreaks. An
understanding of the epidemiology
and the infectious process allows for a
common link/source (e.g. person, loca-
tioh, procedure) to be identified. This

factor is eliminated in an attempt to -
_ control the outbreak.

Treatment

As a patient you should enquire
about the Infection Control Pro-
gramme at any medical institution in
which you receive treatment, particu-
larly in outpatient clinics (e.g. physi-
cian offices and clinics), as, the infec-
tion control programme may be less
developed in such settings. This
implies that there. may be little to no
surveillance of infection as well as the
absence of written policies and pro-
cedures. While the risk of acquiring
an infection in such a setting is mini-
mal, this risk increases based upon



the type of treatment received (e.g.
surgical procedures) and the host’s
(patient) susceptibly.

The following factors can increase
your susceptibility for acquiring an
infection:

1. Age (children and the elderly)

2. Underlying diseases/health con-
ditions (such as cancer, diabetes, HIV
infection) -

3. Pregnancy.

4, Prolonged hospitalization

5. Prolonged antibiotic use

6. Undergoing invasive procedures

(e.g. surgery)

These simple tips can help prevent
infections:

Always follow your physician’s

orders for breathing exercises. This

eliminates the build up of secretions in
the lungs, which could lead to pneu-
monia.. Use the incentive spirometer,
if provided.

Make an effort to get out of bed
(e.g. sit in bedside chair, take walks
around the ward), this minimizes the
risk of developing leg elots and pneu-
monia.

e Always wash your harids following
toilet use and before eating

¢ Remind your family and friends to
phone rather than make hospital vis-
its if they have an infection that could
be passed on to you.

e Remind your visitors to wash their
hands when visiting you and when

leaving your room.

° If you have dressings or bandages
(e.g. IV sites or surgical sites) always
keep the skin around the dressing

_clean and dry.

¢ Inform your nurse as soon as pos-
sible of any dressing that may become
lose or wet and request for the dress-
ing to be changed.

e If you have any type of foley
catheter (urine bag) or tube (e.g. chest
tubes), inform your nurse promptly if
it becomes loose or dislodged.

Prevention.

For additional information on Infec-
tion Prevention and Control you may
visit:

Association for Professionals in
Infection Control and Epidemiology
website at www.apic.org

Center for Disease Control and Pre-
vention at www.cdc.gov

The Department of Public Health at
302 4790

Tamaraduncombe/DHHS@dooc-

torshosp.com

° This informative weekly column
provided by Doctors Hospital is
intended to educate women about
important issues regarding their health
and is not intended as a substitute for
consultation with an

. obstetrician/gynaecologist. Please send

questions via e-mail to tribune@tri-
bunemedia.net or mrassin@doctorsh-
soptial.com. For more information call
302-4707.
















_ FROM page 5C

“have had breast cancer. Nurse McPhee

refers to the: group as a "dynamic attach-

ment" of women that promotes healing -

and wholeness.

Though she is not a survivor of breast
cancer herself; Nurse McPhee says that —

when a: cancer patient is involved in a sup-
port group ‘of persons who have been in
her situation before, the patient’s outlook

on life changes. A breast cancer:survivor of

During part two of fhe forum, held yes- .
terday, Pam Burnside, wife of Jackson
. Burnside, and Dr Gregory Neil, recon-

structive surgeon were expecteld to address
the gathering.

Launched |

The Sister Sister support group, which .

was launched September 2000 with 15,
now. boasts ‘a-‘membership of more than

‘120 persons - all survivors of breast cancer.

the first of its kind for the group, which
tries annually to put:emphasis on various
issues related to breast cancer. The group
has held town meetings annually since its

inception in 2000..

. © Every Wednesday during the month of
October, the Sister Sister Breast Cancer

‘Support Group will meet at British Amer-

ican Insurance, Independence Highway
from 5pm to 7pm. For more information



y 21 years is the oldest person in the group:

@ DOCTORS Hospital Distinguished
Lecture Series: Distinguished Oncologist,
Dr Theodore Turnquest will discuss Can-
cer Awareness Thursday, October 20 at 6pm
in the Doctors Hospital conference room.
The lecture will focus on health issues relat-

_ ing to cancer and is free to the general pub-
- lic. Free blood pressure, cholesterol and glu-

cose screenings will be performed between
Spm and 6pm. To ensure available seating
RSVP 302-4603.

#@ DOCTORS Hospital Fun/Run/Walk:
Doctors Hospital will be hosting its annual
Fun Run/Walk on Saturday October 22, at
7am in the Doctors Hospital Shirley Street

parking lot. The run will be followed by a
health fair and exhibition in the conference
room featuring free blood pressure, choles-
terol and glucose screenings. For more infor-
mation call 302-4603.

@ THE Cancer Society of the Bahamas
meets at 5.30pm on the second Tuesday of
each month at their Headquarters at East
Terrace, Centreville. Call 323-4482 for more
information.

@ PRE & POST Natal Fitness Classes
will be held on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings at 6.30, beginning September 27
at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location
(off Prince Charles Drive). Doctor approval
is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for
more information.

@ DIABETES Directions — a FREE dia-
betic support group — meets the first Monday
of each month at 6.30pm at New Providence
Community Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is

-provided and free blood sugar, blood pres-

The two-day breast cancer forum is not

contact Nurse McPhee at 326-1929.

sure and cholesterol testing is available. For
more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

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

@ MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets
the third Monday every month, 6pm @ Doc-
tors Hospital conference room.

@ THE Bahamas Diabetic Association
meets every third Saturday, 2.30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing
School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.

@ DOCTORS Hospital, the official train-
ing centre of the American Heart Associa-
tion offers CPR Classes certified by the
AHA. :

The course defines the warning signs of

-respiratory arrest and gives prevention
. strategies to avoid sudden death syndrome

and the most common serious injuries and
choking that can occur in adults, infants and
children.

CPR and First Aid classes are offered
every third Saturday of the month from 9am-
1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Commu-
nity Training Representative at 302-4732
for more information and learn to save a
life today.

@ ALCOHOLICS Anonymous meets @
16 Rosetta St, Monday-Friday and Sunday,
6pm-7pm & 8.30pm-9.30pm, and on Satur-
day, 10am-llam & 6pm-7pm & 8.30pm-
9.30pm; @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Shirley St, on Friday at 6pm.


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‘Cucumbers an
special

was told by. a Scotsman
who went to Bucking-
ham Palace to pick up
a prestigious award
that the Queen is par-
tial to serving little egg and
cucumber sandwich triangles
‘at her garden receptions. He
says he left the palace with the
trouser pockets of his morning
suit stuffed with 'the horrible

little things' rather than eat

them.
Cucumbers can be polariz-

ing: You either love them or

you hate them. They play hav-
oc with many people's diges-
tive system and I have known
of several conch salads that



were ruined because somebody
decided to add ‘just.a little’
cucumber to the dish::



_ ber (with dill) makes a lovely

‘summer cold soup but does not

‘belong in conch salad.

Purposes

There are many types of
cucumber, some of which are
really squashes like the Armen-
ian cucumber, but for our pur-
poses there are only two: The
English and the American.
English cucumbers are nor-

‘mally grown in hothouses

where, in the absence of

insects, they are unfertilized

som times happen.

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and therefore seedless. English ,

cucumbers grown outdoors in
the Bahamas will be fertilized
and. contain seeds but will
retain their distinctive taste and
considerable length.

American cucumbers are the”
- easiest to procure. They tend to -
grow from six inches toa foot:

long and have short spines on

their surface. They tend to have «
thick skins. and the flavour is

Green Scene
by Gardener Jack



somewhat stronger than that |
of English cucumbers.

Growth

- Cucumbers and squash need
special soil preparation for sat- ,

_.isfactory growth. The soil!
‘ should be well drained yet con-

tain mulch, peat moss or com-)

mercial cow manure in order;

to condition the soil and retain.

preparati:

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the correct amount of mois-
ture. Most gardeners ensure
the soil is-well drained by mak-

ing ‘hills'; raised areas about.’

18 inches in diameter to which
cow manure, etc., has been

-added. Three seeds can-be

sown in each hill and allowed
to spread from there.

English cucumbers should be ©
grown on trellises that will a

ensure they are straight. Amer-

tican cucumbers also benefit »
from trellises and grow straight; :

.they are also kept clear of
‘predatory ground insects. They
are fit to eat once the prickly
spines can be rubbed away eas-

ily.



THE TRIBUNE

@ THIS cucumber is a day -
or two away from picking. .
Notice the white spines on
the skin. When these can
be wiped away easily, the
cuke is ripe.





The culture of summer and

‘winter squash is the same as.

-for cucumbers. Summer squash
do not.vine and produce their
fruits from the base of the
plant. Crookneck, Straight,
Zucchini, Scallopini and Patty

- Pan are varieties that can be.

- grown by the home gardener.

It used to be that only the

classiest of restaurants served *

‘baby squash, complete with
-floweérs. Now even less than

. four-star restaurants ‘provide:

- the tender, attractive morsels.

If you grow your own, of
course, you. can avoid a. mid-.
season glut by steaming baby
zucehini or squash, with. flow-
ers.

One problem with summer
squash is damage to the leavés.
They are large and tender.

‘Nighttime moisture, such as-is
exuded by pine: trees, allows
powdery mildew and fungus
spores to attach themselves to
the leaves.

Perfect

When, the sun dries the
leaves off the spores they are'in
a perfect position to colonise.
Regular treatment with a rec-
ommended fungicide is the
only way to avoid summer
squash disaster.

Winter squash is so called
because the skins are thick and
in northern climes could be
stored well into winter. But-
ternut, Acorn and Spaghetti
squash are all easily grown and
are very rewarding crops. Grow
enough winter squash at one
time to ensure’ there are male
flowers around to service the
needs of the female flowers. If
germination does not appear
to be happening, try pollinating
the flowers yourself. Use a cot-
ton ear swab to dab pollen
from a male flower and then
flick the pollen onto the inside
base structure of a female
flower. This is best done when
the sun has removed all traces,
of moisture from the flowers,
but before midday.

Both summer and winter
squash are very healthy foods
and should appear in our. diet
as much as possible.
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