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

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Bahamas

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

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Lawyer claims Freeport
was ‘discriminated against’

# By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

GOVERNMENT has
breached the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement and discriminated
against Freeport by offering
concessions to investors that
exceed those given to the port
area, lawyer Fred Smith told
The Tribune yesterday. |

Recent Heads of Agreements
entered into bétween govern-
ment and private investors, Mr
Smith said, have not only
breached the Hawksbill agree-
ment but pushed investment
away from the econonMeally
crippled island.

Mr Smith said that these
agreements signed in “secret by
government are not democrat-
ic”.

He said that the reason the
Port Authority has not
“demanded its respect” from
‘government is because it is
“afraid of the PLP”.

As a lawyer Mr Smith has lit-
igated against several govern-
ment entities for breaches in the
agreement, once all the way to
the Privy Council.

Mr Smith said that the
exemptions offered by the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement
created a huge tax and licensing
concessionary zone in the
Bahamas. However, offering
comparable and more conces-
sions than the agreement is cre-
ating a situation where Freeport
is being discriminated against.

Section two, subsection 28 of
the agreement states that there
should be no “restrictions, reg-
ulations or concessions... that
discriminate against the port
area or any business therein....”
and if there is a question that
such restriction, regulation, con-
dition or legislation is enacted
which affects the port area dif-

fysently than rest of-the-
, Bahamas, the Port Authority is

able to take legal action against
the government.

In the case of the $3.1 billion
Ginn investment, Mr Smith'said
that government did Grand
Bahama a disservice by moving
it out to the west end where
there is no infrastructure.

“Ginn does not need any

SEE page 11



ENM Senator claims ‘secret
clauses’ remain in BahaMar deal

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE remain secret clauses and agreements within the
BahaMar deal that have not been disclosed to the Bahamian peo-
ple, FNM Senator Carl Bethel claimed yesterday.

This statement came after Prime Minister Perry Christie declared
that the BahaMar deal was a model of transparency, with the
details of the agreement having been printed in all the daily news-
papers and the information shared with members of the opposition.

“The prime minister also made reference to the fact that I,
together with the former party leader, Senator OAT “Tommy”
Turnquest, and Alvin Smith the then leader of the opposition,
attended a meeting with the BahaMar/Izmirlian group at which
meeting he claimed that full disclosure of the proposed development

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Bomb scare
at Wyndham
Nassau Resort

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

@ THE ee oe the
Cole’s of Nassau ladies
boutique took centre
stage yesterday at the
annual Bahamas
Humane Society fashion
show and luncheon. The
event, which is spon-
sored by Diane Cole-
Morley, owner of Cole’s
of Nassau, is expected to
raise $10,000 for the soci-
ety.

A BOMB scare at the Wynd-
ham Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino forced guests and
employees to evacuate the hotel
yesterday. -

According to Chief Superin-
tendent of Police Hulan Han-
na, police received a call at
12.50pm that a bomb was at the
Crystal Palace.

As a-result, Robert Sands,
vice president of administration
and external affairs, at the hotel
said that the entire facility was
evacuated. Guest and employ-
ees were relocated to the medi-

SEE page 12

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American man
convicted of

smuggling nine
people through

the Bahamas

‘i By CARA BRENNEN and
PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporters

A US citizen has been con-
victed of trying to smuggle nine
persons through the Bahamas
to the United States.

The conviction of Antonia
Darius is the first US convic-
tion resulting from a joint

* Bahamian-United States anti-
smuggling task force. °

Officers of the United States
Coast Guard announced yes-
terday that Darius had been
found guilty of nine counts of
alien smuggling for the purpose

SEE page 12

US waits on the
Bahamas over
Cuban doctors

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter



Two expected to appear in

court on murder charges

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter |

Minister: south-west coastline of
Grand Bahama is ‘no build: zone

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Two persons are expected to
be arraigned on murder charges in Freeport
Magistrates Court today, according to Assistant
Commissioner Ellison Greenslade.

The suspects - a juvenile and an adult male -
were taken into custody in connection with
the shooting death of 34-year-old Tanya “Pen-
ny” Pinder, an office clerk who was found shot
to death last Friday at Cool Breeze Apart-
ments on Hudson Avenue.

’ Mr Greenslade said a third man is also being
sought by police in connection with the inci-
dent.

FREEPORT - Housing Minister Shane Gib-
son announced that the entire south-west coast-
line of Grand Bahama.-has been declared a “
build zone” following the devastation caused by
Hurricane Wilma.

Mr Gibson said government would no longer
allow reconstruction on land situated on the
southern side of the road in settlements from
Williams Town to West End.

“We were able to discuss with the Ministry
of Works those areas that would be considered to
be no build zones...and preliminary informa-
tion is they would not allow the rebuilding of
homes and businesses in those areas on the south
side of the road,” he said.

Mr Gibson said government has identified
land for the development of two new sub-divi-
sions for the relocation of residents, and a site for

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Embassy are now awaiting word
from the Bahamas government
on whether two Cuban doctors,
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PAGE 2, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

LOCAL NEWS

THE TRIBUNE



Meeting planned to identify |
area for homeless Haitians

AN emergency meeting is
being held in Abaco tonight to
identify a site for a new sub-
division for homeless Haitians
following the devastating fire
at The Mud settlement.

Members of Central Abaco
District Council will make rec-
ommendations to Housing
Minister Shane Gibson follow-
ing what is expected to be a
lively discussion.

The minister sought local
input into the decision-making
process when he visited Abaco
to view the debris of the fire
last week.

At tonight’s meeting, council
members are expected to reject
_ any‘suggestion of a rural site

and choose an area near exist-
ing development..

“Tt is felt the Haitians should
be near the existing communi-
ties so they can carry on their
social activities,” said a resi-
dent.

“The problem is that none
of the existing towns — Marsh
Harbour, Dundas Town and
Murphy Town — wants this
sub-division.

“Yet it’s accepted that it _

- would be wrong to start a sep-
arate Haitian community in an

open country area.”

Two acres of The Mud shan-
ty settlement were levelled by
the fire, which is believed to
have been started by an elder-
ly woman lighting a kerosene
lamp.

Early estimates suggested
that 128 homes had been
destroyed. However, that fig-
ure has been revised down-
wards to about 60, with 251
Haitians now having registered
as homeless and in need of
help.

Other homeless families are
thought to have resisted regis-
tration because of their illegal
status.

“A count has been made of

home foundations and the

number is reckoned to be
about 60,” said an islander.

“The early estimate was way

out, though it is always diffi-
cult to make an accurate assess-
ment because the buildings
were so Close together.”

During his visit to Abaco, .

Mr Gibson asked locals to sug-
gest where a low-cost housing
division could be built.

- The government has already
decided that no more building
will be allowed on The Mud

site and plans to fence it off
once debris has been cleared
away.

A light digger is being
brought in after three heavier
vehicles — including two back-
hoes — got mired down on the
site.

The Mud got its name from

@ CO-CHAIRPERSON of the ball Shanrese Bain; Colinalmperial
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programme Dr Perry Gomez; Camille Barnett, chairman of AIDS
Foundation of the Bahamas; Emmanuel Alexiou, principal owner
of Colinalmperial; Dr Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and

seabed slurry pumped into the
area during a harbour dredg-
ing project. Haitians then
began building shacks on the
six-acre plot.

The latest fire is ‘the fifth in
the last decade affecting Hait-

ian slum settlements on the

island.

Environment; Richenda King, Colinalmperial.



Abaconians are hoping the
blaze will now focus govern-
ment attention on the whole
Haitian immigration problem.

Volunteer firemen who were.

threatened with knives during
the blaze are now demanding
police protection before they
enter the slums again. -

$100,000
for AIDS

THE 12th: annual
Red Ribbon Ball was a
huge success, raising
$100,000 for the fight
against AIDS.

Colinalmperial Insur-
ance Limited, in part-
nership with several

| corporate citizens, host-
ed what was said to be
an unforgettable event.

Sponsors donated a

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_ Road Traffic
- Department

plans to be:
‘aggressive’
i By NATARIO MCKENZIE

WITH 61 traffic fatalities
recorded so far and just a few
weeks remaining in the year,
Road Traffic Controller Jack
Thompson says that his depart-
ment is already looking forward
to amore aggressive road safe-
ty campaign in 2006.

“We have developed a 12-
month strategic plan,” Mr
Thompson said yesterday.
Announcements will be made
about the plan in early January.

“People may have thought we
were active in 2005 but we will
redouble our efforts in 2006.
Every month there will be two
or three programmes designat-

ed towards road safety,” Mr

Thompson said.

Mr Thompson said that the
department was also particu-
larly concerned for the safety
of motorists and pedestrians
alike in the coming weeks.

“We know that we have an
average of four deaths per
month and we know that we are
now about to move into the fes-
tive season, SO we are concerned
that many persons intend to
engage in heavy drinking” Mr
Thompson said.

He added: “More cars. aré
being brought onto the island.
At the Department of Road
Traffic we are seeing an average
of 20 cars per day being licensed
for the. first time and more will
come but the island is not
expanding, the island is a
21 by seven.’ ;

New advert
to promote
road safety

IN light of the gruesome
death of a young boy just yards
away from his school nearly two
weeks ago, the Department’ of
Road Traffic and several com-
munity based organisations
intend to create an advert mak-
ing a plea for road safety. ~

Road traffic controller Jack
Thompson, along with the
senior mistress and vice-princi-
pal of the Stephen Dillet Pri-
mary School, cco-ordinators of
the St Cecilia Urban Renewal

' Project and members from the

Bahamas Loving Care Associa-
tion, met at Stephen Dillet pri-
mary yesterday to discuss mea-
sures to promote student safety.

On November 19 young
Treak Paul was accidentally
crushed by a “Mack” dump
truck as he attempted to cross
the road near hic school,
Stephen Dillet primary.

Those at the meeting agréed

“on the creation of an ad diréct-

ing a more compassionate plea
towards motorists.

“From the beginning of the
school year we had launched a
no fatality for schools campaign,
so having | this one sadness us
greatly,” Mr Thompson said
yesterday.

“One is too many, we have
lost one and that bothers me,
next year we have to redouble
our efforts and be creative and
innovative in our ideas to edu-
cate motorists,” he said.

The ad would involve a class-
mate or classmates of Treak’s
making a passionate plea for
motorists to drive carefully. The
add will be directed not only

. towards Stephen Dillet for all

schools.

Angela Morley, vice-princi-
pal of Stephen Dillet Primary
School said that she was
extremely concerned over the
fact that the community had
viewed young Treak Paul’s
death as somewhat the school’s
fault.

Meeting to
be held on
subject of

immigration

IMMIGRATION and. its
effects on a developing society
will be the subject of a town
meeting being held tonight at
the School of Hospitality.

Dr Bernard Nottage, lawyers
Tennyson Wells and Brian
Moree, and trade union attor-
ney Obie Ferguson are listed ‘to
speak along with Charles May:
nard.

The meeting is being held by
Civil Society Bahamas at the
UWI dining room from 6pm to
8.30pm. The public is invited.



THE TRIBUNE

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005, PAGE 3





In brief —

thought to
have been
suicide

AN Eleutheran fisherman
whose body was found on Mon-
day is thought to have commit-
ted suicide.

The body of 40-year-old Joe
Westley Carey was discovered
by family members hanging
from a tree in his backyard at
10.30pm on Monday.

He was pronounced dead on
the scene.

Investigations into the mat-
ter continue.

Family
escapes
propane
explosion

A family of Grays, Long
Island made a lucky escape on
Monday when their propane
tank exploded, partially blowing
off the roof of their home.

The family noticed an odour
of gas in the house at around
noon and immediately fled the
building, according to press liai-
son officer Walter Evans.

Shortly after the family had
left the house, the 100-pound
propane exploded, tearing away
the entire front part of the roof
and ceiling.

No one was injured.

Governor
General
demission
ceremony

THE Cabinet Office has

announced that to mark the
demission of office by Gover-
nor-General _- Dame _ Ivy
Dumont, a State Ceremony of
‘Farewell will be held during a
joint sitting of the House of
_Assembly and Senate in the
Senate Chamber at 1lam on
Wednesday, November 30.

The public is advised that the
ceremony is public event and
spectators are welcome.

_ Members of Parliament are
reminded to report to their
respective chambers at the
“appointed hour.

Adderley
is granted
Queen’s|
assent

The Cabinet Office has
announced that Her Majesty
the Queen has assented to the
appointment of Paul Lawrence
Adderley to act as the gover-
nor-general of the Bahamas.

The appointment will be
effective from Wednesday,
November 30 upon the retire-

ment of Governor-General

Dame Ivy Dumont.

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Caribbean countries



regulate the cruise industry

THE Bahamas and other Caribbean
countries have been warned that they
need to act together to regulate the
cruise ship industry and sa,e the envi-
ronment.

Former diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders
told an audience in London that cruise
ships are not only polluting the sea but
generating little revenue for nations
that will ultimately have to pay the price
for reef and marine life damage.

His comments came during a lecture
at London Metropolitan University to
diplomats, UK government officials and
businessmen.

“Within the next decade, if tourism is
to survive, the Caribbean will pay a high
price for the abuse of the Caribbean

Sea, particularly as the cruise ship com-
panies have refused to pay an environ-'

mental levy that hotels are obliged to
pay,” he said.

“Recent history of dealing with cruise
ships reveals a willingness by some
Caribbean governments to ‘compete’

' with other Caribbean governments by

agreeing to terms with the cruise ship
operators that were rejected by their
colleagues.

“On the so-called competition game,
the operators have won and the
Caribbean has lost. This is why there is
need now for Caribbean governments,
activing collectively and harmoniously,
to implement identical legislation and
enforcement machinery for regulating
the cruise ship industry and protecting
the environment.”

Earlier, Sir Ronald said the
Caribbean Sea was crucial to the

Men are charged with
eries|

Freeport robb

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Two
Freeport men were arraigned
in the Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday in connection with a
spate of armed robberies that
occurred over the past four
weeks on Grand Bahama.

Michael Fowler, 30, of
Grenfell Avenue, and Troy
McIntosh, 36, of Forbisher
Drive, appeared in court one
before Magistrate Franklyn
Williams to face four charges.

It is alleged that on Novem-
ber 26 Fowler and McIntosh,
armed with a weapon, robbed
Denise Johnson of the Hawks-
bill Service Station in Freeport
of an undetermined amount
of cash.

The men are also accused
of the October 25: armed rob-
bery of the Burns House
Liquor Store at Churchill
Square, where they allegedly
robbed female employee,
Tameka Wood, of $2,000
while armed with a weapon.

Fowler was also accused of
robbing Jewel Sands of $300
cash on November 24 while
armed with a weapon.

It is alleged that on Novem-
ber 23, McIntosh and Fowler,
being concerned together and
armed with a weapon, robbed
Monique Moore of the
Queens Highway Service Sta-
tion of $398 in cash.

The men were not required
to enter pleas to the armed
robbery charges.

McIntosh denied any
involvement in the Burns
House robbery, explaining

B MICHAEL Fowler

' that he was in court at the

time.

McIntosh, whose right hand
was dressed in bandages,
asked to be taken to the Rand
Memorial Hospital for treat-
ment and to have the dress-
ing changed.

The men were remanded to
Fox Hill Prison until April 24,

2006 for a preliminary inquiry....-
The shackled men were ~

then taken downstairs to face
additional charges in court
three.

It is alleged that on October
15, Fowler was armed with a
weapon and robbed Josephine
Zonicle of cash at the Sir
Charles Hayward Library.

Fowler and McIntosh were

charged with robbing the
Liquor Gallery, formerly
Burns House on Queens
Highway of cash on Novem-
ber 19.

The men were also charged
with the November 21 armed
robbery of Burns House in the
Churchill Square.

Police cracking down
on illegal gambling

# By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE officials say they
are cracking down on illegal
gambling in New Providence
and have brought charges
against a number of persons.

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans announced
yesterday that during a raid in
May, police arrested 10 per-
sons and shut down a facility
suspected of being involved in
illegal gambling.

The raid was conducted at
a building on East Bay Street
known as the Red Hot Outlet.

“There were eight patrons
who were at the facility at the
time and two operators, and

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of the persons arrested were

- arraigned before Magistrate

Marilyn Meers on Monday.
All persons pleaded not guilt
and were granted bail in the
amount of $2,000.

“The police have been con-
ducting a series of operations
over the past months and
these operations will contin-

e,” Mr Evans said. “Gam-
bling is illegal within the
Bahamas and as long as those
laws are on the books, the laws
will be enforced.”

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luted beaches are its greatest attrac-
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now traverse Caribbean waters are

gradually polluting them, and polluting
them with impunity.”

Two companies — Carnival and Royal
Caribbean — accounted for 90 per cent of
Caribbean cruise capacity, he said.

This made the region subject to their

demands, even though their contribution.

to the area’s economies was negligible,
accounting for less than 10. per cent of
total international tourism receipts.

Carnival, he said, had revealed that its
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this year was US$4.92 billion, a 16 per
cent rise over last year.

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The Tribune Limited

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt.,.0.B.E., K.M., K:€:8.G.,

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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‘Ingraham makes PM eat his words

WE AGREE with Prime Minister Perry
Christie that politicians should not involve
investors in the “day-to- -diay politics of the
country.”

Mr Christie on his return on Monday from
a CHOGM meeting in Malta, held.a brief
press conference at the airport. The object of
the meeting with the press was to chastise for-
mer prime minister Hubert Ingraham for
claims*he had made durimg Mr Christie’s
absence about which government — his or
Mr Ingraham’s — should take credit for certain

investments in the country -— both those that

succeeded and those that failed. -

Mr Christie’s message to Mr Ingraham was

that the latter was putting “‘investors in a very
difficult position.”

It is true that investors have no interest, nor
should they have any interest, in our political
affairs. Their only concern is that there should
be a stable government fior the security of
their investment.

Investors should not be embarrassed into
taking political sides, nor skiould they be made
believe that it is only by retaining certain law
firms that they will get approval for their
investment, and subsequently the various
licences needed to do business in the Bahamas.
Unfortunately, this is what is happening —
and.-has happenee > for many years in this
little town.

However, Mr Ingrahain had a legitimate

answer for Mr Christie. Mr Christie might not
approve of the investor being intimidated or

. compromised, ‘but he has. conveniently for-

gotten that it was that veiry investor who was
used as the bogey-man by Mr Christie’s party
against the Ingraham party when it was in
government. It. was the PI_P in opposition that
frightened the Bahamian jpeople into believing
that the Ingraham governinent, if not removed,
would give this country away to foreigners.

This was not true, of course..Mr Ingraham
was only — as Mr Christie is now doing —
trying to attract investment to create jobs for
unemployed Bahamians and get the country
back on an économic balance, free of narco-
dollars.

In his reply Mi Ingraham. reminded Mr_

_ Christie that his own colleagues lambasted
investors during the entire two terms of the
FNM administration..

~Mr “Ingraham wanted to know-where Mr

Christie was “when a former senior minister in _

the PLP government and now deputy to the
Governor wrote threatening letters to Mr Sol

- “Kerzner advising him-what the PLP would do"

with his development and with concessions
granted it should the PLP government be elect-
ed the next sovernmnent,

“Tf he (Mr Christie) opposed such threats
no one heard his voice. It kept silent or very
low then,” Mr Ingraham reminded him.

To retain confidence in a country’s govern-
ment — no matter which party is in power —
it is accepted that a new government usually
honours all treaties or agrecinenis. entered
into bya previous. government. - .

And so it came as a shock ihr former
attorney general Paul Adderley wrote an

‘insulting, and threatening letter to Sol Kerzn-

er of Kerzner International accusing him of
hoodwinking an innocent FNM government

into giving him generous concessions in return.
for Mr Kerzner creating a $300 million resort.

on Paradise Island.

To this day we can’t understand a man in Mr
Adderley’s position writing such a scandalous
letter.

Mr Adderley threatened Mr Kerzner that if
he held then Prime Minister Ingraham to this
“agreement you stand to risk having to rene-
gotiate it in 1997, one year before it comes
into effect and after you will have spent or
committed most of your company’s $300 mil-
lion; or your very best bet would be that you
would have to renegotiate after the elections in
2002 when your agreement would be four
years old with 16 years to run.”

Mr Adderley said that no government likes
to renegotiate its predecessors’ agreements,
but the Atlantis agreement “is so bad, so
exploitive — that every Bahamian, ‘including
those who still support the Prime Minister,

together with the international finance com- —

munity, would applaud.a renegotiation.”
According to Mr Adderley his letter was

_ approved by “all the leadership” of the PLP.

But what he didn’t count on was how much it
shocked the community, especially interna-
tional financiers. However, it did not deter
investment, especially when it was realised
that Mr Adderley was impotent to carry out his
threats.

This is the same man with whom Mr Christie
served in the Pindling Cabinet for many years,
and who today has been appointed by Mr

; Christie as deputy to the Governor-General.

No wonder Mr Ingraham can treat Mr

‘Christie’s advice with contempt.
One day politicians..will learn something’ -
that the late Sir Etienne Dupuch never tired of

advising them in this column: When you go out
to dig a grave for your opponent, don’t leave
before you have dug one for yourself.

Unfortunately, for this country Mr Christie |

has no causé for complaint. He is now only

reaping the mischief that his own patty — of © |

which he was a prominent member — has
sown.



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-PLP’s one.
issue state

of

EDITOR, The Tribune

THE Free National Move-~ Bf

ment convention is now history
and despite a passionate lead-

_ ership; election the Oppositioit
party stands united with the Rt.

Hon. Hubert A Ingraham as
their leader. Make no mistake
about it; the main event so far in

. this country is the election of

Hubert A Ingraham as FNM
leader. From all indications

_ FNMs are ttuly excited as PLPs

from what I heard from their
convention are all focused on
one thing — Hubert A Ingra-
ham.

' For sure the FNM is ready | .

for the PLP daggers. The PLP
seems deeply disappointed that
Tommy Turnquest did not win
as in their mind that would

-ensure them 4 victory in the

next.general elections. I am sure
that given the results of the
FNM leadership elections, the
fires of personal ambition still
burn brightly in Tommy Turn-

‘ quest, but I know that his focus
. .would.be on assisting. Mr Ingraz-. .....

ham as much as he can to
ensure that thé FNM ‘wins the
next general election.

Ihave seen most online opin-
ion polls and despite the high
drama at the PLP convention,
the FNM ‘still leads by double
digits to beat the PLP at the
polls. I am of the view that what
the .PLP. fears most about
Hubert A Ingraham is that
Ingraham is a more focused and
determined Opposition Leader
who would ask the tough ques-
tions on a whole myriad of

issues facing the Bahamas *

today. Despite the alleged vote

| buying tactics of the PLP; I
‘would say once more that they
. fear more than-anything else

Hubert A Ingraham.

Now the PLP claims from
their convention, in speech after
speech, that their performance
hasbeen excellent. All the edu-
cational needs have been met,
they have repaired the social
saféty net, restored public

health care and generally they -

are acting like Bahamians have
absolutely no issues confronting
us. Well, to the PLP, Bahamians

by leaps and bounds see it yery .

differently.
Bahamians see your obseg-

--gion with the return of Hubert

A Ingraham and as a strong
indication that Mr Ingraham is
the best hope to save us from a!l
the talk and promises to help

and hope and the PLP’s referral |

of its responsibility to.commit-

“tees and/or commissions. Mr..:

Ingraham is seen as the best
Prime Minister who will urge

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his Ministers to spend our mon-
_ey wisely. This is a Serious issue.
‘that we Bahamians will wel-

come, as we:Know that, Mr
Ingraham will in his Manifesto
tell us how our monies will be
spent before he pene ihe. mon-

Kaowne Mr idershari, I am
sure that he is right mow'busy *
deciding on his vision. for this
country and how he intends to-

create necessary jobs for all
Bahamian, regardless of their
_ political views. .

Unfortunately, it will be obvi-
ous that the PLP will simply set-..,
tle for a good campaign slogan ©

_ and bringing up the race. card

issue. They will not focus on the
real issues facing us. Speaker
after speaker at the PLP con-

LETTERS ff

vention simply focused on,

» Hubert A Ingraham. I had to’
.ask myself many times if this
- was the opposition party in con: .

vention or if Mr Ingraham was

‘the Prime Ministet. What a

man! What a record!

They all arméd themselves,
with batons, tear.gas and water
cannons all aimed at Hubert A

Ingraham. It was so sad that

they are obviously so frighten

- of Mr Ingraham.
” eybags: : oa eas +
voter, I urge the PLP to have.

-As‘a Bahamian. registered

open debates on the issues. The
issues matter to me much more”
then their obsession with.
Hubert A Ingraham. However, .
I believe that this request will be
unlikely as PLPs think that their
attempt to stay in power is more

. important than the future of the

Bahamas.

PETER T CAREY
Nassau
November 2005

“Miller should cut>
down on rhetoric.

EDITOR, The Tribune

Well Leslie Miller, Minis-
ter of Trade and Industry
(read anti-trade and industry)
appeared with Michael Pin-
tard on Love -97’s Issues of
the Day radio programme
today (November 24). .

His first lament was that,
Bahamians have a colonial
mindset:and do not want to.
buy goods manufactured
here.

For the record, our cold-
nial masters have been gone
for 38 years and if we still
have a colonial mindset, we.
had better get over it. We
have a country to build.

In addition to that, if the

local manufacturers cannot
get their goods into estab-\..
’., Chamber of Commerce and |

lished businesses for sale,

maybe they should considera -

coop like people do in other
former colonies. By now the
manufacturers should have
freed themselves from mental.
slavery, as:
- implored us all to do.

Mind you,-he admitted ‘to
Mr. Pintard that he-does not.
buy Bahamian in his Ministry

of Trade and Industry! So: :

that tells us something. This is
really a, remarkable admis-

sion as Mr Miller holds hita-”
self up as the champion of -

light manufacturing for the
country. To top it off, we
stand to be corrected but we
believe his ministry is in
chatge of local manufactur-

guy cenend lament was

° PetroCaribe, and -yet again, ..

other than calling people liars,

he could not justify his posi-

- tion with anything more than
rhetoric.

Why not just tell Bahami-

ans that you misunderstood

the agreement you signed and

Bob’ “Marley

you will attempt to fegotiate |
better fuel prices in a sepa-;""}
rate agreement? That would’ |

' be easier than continuing this =f

public argument.

His final lament was accus- |}.
ing representatives of the’
business sector of saying that
The Bahamas does not need-

-Consumer Protection legisla-. |

tion. Mr Miller is of course: ‘|

‘‘being politically expedient. *

He was reminded that he |
always leaves out the fact that,

~ the business sector represen- |

tatives said
that there are numerous’ .

-laws covering fraud on the |

books already and the justice “
system should be supported *' 7

_ to enforce them.

- The point is the govern-.,
ment ignores the Bahamas *

others — because they can.
However when the newspa- ;

‘pers write — they take full”

notice, recognizing the effect’

_ the press h has on public opin:

ion.
‘What is always intriguing’ ’
about. this gentleman is, in .

true Bahamian potcake fash-'

ion,,when challenged he’

- growls, skins his teeth and ”’

runs around in circles chas- i
ing his tail, but does not’

‘defend himself with facts.

Of course we believe Mr
Miller is sincere in his views, |.

_but that does not make other’

people less sincere if they dif-' |
fer with him. Sometimes theré’
are different and better ways
to approach a problem, and®:
politicians, if they are elected »

..to “serve” as they.keep telling -
us, they should at least con-.

sider other points of view,
without malicious rhetoric. ,°

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November 27 2005

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005, PAGE 5





Fishing
prohibited

off central
Andros

THE Department of Fish-
eries has advised that all forms
of fishing will be prohibited in
the waters surrounding High
Cay off the coast of central
Andros.

The area has been designated
as a “protected area” from
November 1, 2005, through
March 31, 2006.

-The'‘protected area is bound-

ed'iin’ the. North by‘latitude 24-
dégrees 40’N, in the South by :
latitude 24 degrees 37.8’N, in
the East by Longitude 77
dégrees 40:8’W,-and in the West
by longitude 77 degrees 44’W,
and encompasses an area of
about seven square miles.

‘Phe:department also advised
that the taking, landing, pro-
cessing; selling and offering for
sale of Nassau grouper will be ©
préhibited during the period
December 13, 2005, to February *
12: °'2006;: throughout the =
Bahamas. ¢

°*The department says the
measures area part of efforts’
te’ensure that a healthy Nassau
Grouper population will be sus-
tained for the benefit of present
and future generations of
Bahamians fishermen and con-
sumers.

The department has request-
éd the co-operation of all fish-
ermen and the general public,
and has warned that persons
found in violation of the prohi-
rer will be prosecuted to the

ull extent of the law.

Permit
advice from
Fisheries
Department

| THE Department of Fish-
dries has advised that all com-
mercial fishing vessel permits
for the year expire on Decem-
ber 31, 2005.

Persons wishing to have their
commercial fishing permits"
renewed for the 2006 commer-
tial fishing season can now do
$0 iby obtaining the required
apt lication form. from the

Départment of Fisheries on -

Fast Bay Street or at the offices
of Family Island administrators.
i All applicants whose vessels
havé ‘been licensed previously
are ‘required to stibmit the com-
leted application form along
with a. valid business licence or
proof of payment of a business
licence from the Ministry of
Finance.
| Allj persons applying for the
first ime must produce proof
of vessel ownership, Port
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ties at age of 55

@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

VETERAN educator Vanessa Coakley,
who was the principal of Garvin Tynes Pri-
mary School, died on Monuay night at the
age of 55.

Over her career Mrs Coakley was credited
with raising the standard of public primary
schools by creating a "private-public school",
as Garvin Tynes was dubbed by observers.

Mrs Coakley served as principal of the
school since its inception in 1999, and previ-
ously served .as-vice-principal at Cleveland
Eneas Primary School.

Senior master Lenox Greene said Mrs
Coakley encouraged a high standard from
the staff and students at the school. "She was
a'visionary," he told The Tribune yesterday.

"She was one who promoted excellence,
discipline, and order. She encouraged an

: environment that exhibited Christian beliefs
~ and conduct. She also encouraged staff and

students to be at their best:"

Mrs Coakley introduced the school motto:
"Making our better best", as well as the
school song, prayer and mission statement for
staff.

She also introduced the “Read to me”
challenge for parents and the innovative

"Learn by doing" initiative.

Mr Greene said his former principal took
note of the way everyone dressed, only
allowed supervised playtime on the field and
always promoted decency.

He said that on her watch, the school
premises were virtually free of litter and
debris, the school office exhibited profes-
sionalism and the students weré shown a
particular path they should take to and from
school, and how to be safe.

Under Mrs Coakley's direction, the school
enjoyed noteworthy academic performance.

-Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT)
scores were high and the school was usually
among the top three after district exams were
tallied, with many high achievers in the sub-
jects of maths, language arts and social stud-
ies, Mr Greene said.

Mrs Coakley’s sister Oreline referred to
her as very loving and caring" and an "avid
reader".

Her brother Joseph Munroe said: "She
was like a mother to me. I will miss her dear-
ly." ;
Some students reportedly broke into tears
upon learning of their former principal's
death when they arrived at school Tuesday

morning. Said one educator: “She will be

sorely missed”.



@ VANESSA Coakley

New Florida gun laws prompt
safety warning for Bahamians

@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM

‘Florida Governor Jeb Bush earlier this

that.visitors be aware that altercations

Tribune Staff Reporter

A SENIOR police official is urging
Bahamians to be cautious when travel-
ling to Florida - as Floridians now have
the right to shoot anyone by whom they
feel threatened.

There are as many Florida citizens
who have the right to carry a concealed
weapon as there are people in the
Bahamas, and now that Florida's gun
laws have been expanded, Bahamians
travelling there for Christmas shopping
should avoid altercations at all costs,
according to Assistant Commissioner

year, allows Florida citizens who have a
gun licence to shoot someone if they
feel threatened at home, at work, in
their car, or in any public place.

It allows gun owners to kill in self-
defence on the street without first trying
to flee an attacker.

In October this year, The New York
Times reported that a national gun-con-
trol group is warning visitors that argu-
ing with Floridians could get them shot.

Travellers commuting through the
Miami International Airport have been
receiving flyers from the Brady Cam-
paign to Prevent Gun Violence.

on highways, in nightclubs, or on the
beach could provoke a shooting.

With millions of Bahamian dollars
reaching Florida shores each year, and
with thousands of Bahamians opting to
shop in Miami, Orlando, and other parts
of Florida, Assistant Commissioner Fer-
guson said travellers should avoid alter-
cations, because “persons might misin-
terpret the situation”, and an injury or a
fatality might be the result. —

"It is wise to be aware," he advised.

Mr Ferguson explained that while
law-abiding Bahamians can apply for a

licence to carry a tbe oe a low cal-

of Police Reginald Ferguson.
__ The new law, which was approved by

$3.5m deal signed |
for Mangrove Cay
roads and airports



Hi MINISTRY of Works Permanent Secretary Anita Bernard
(centre) checks the contract for roadworks in Mangrove Cay.
At left is Bradley Roberts and South Andros MP Whitey —
Bastian is at right

WORKS Minister Bradley _ require the closure of the run-
Roberts has signed a $3.5 mil- _ way, he said.
lion contract with the Bill Sim- Additional ferry crossings
mons Construction and Heavy . from Lisbon Creek to Driggs
Equipment Company for the Hill and ground transportation
rehabilitation of the roads and _ from Driggs Hill to the Congo
airports in Mangrove Cay, Town Airport will be sched-
Andros. uled in the meantime.

Mr Roberts told the gather- “Upon completion, the
ing that 9.1 miles of Queen’s _ transportation infrastructure
Highway, from Lisbon Creek in Mangrove Cay is expected
to Li’] Harbour including Vic-’ to last for another 20 years to
toria Point Road willbe recon- 30 years, with routine mainte-
structed. nance,” said Mr Roberts.

More than eight miles of Mr Roberts noted that Man- .
side-roads will be refurbished. grove Cay has been designated
They will include the Back as one of the top bone fishing
Road, Wellfield Road, the areas in the world today.
BEC access road and a num- “J seize this opportunity to
ber of beach accesses and encourage you to continue to
roads to the dock areas in Lis- protect your environment for
bon Creek and Li’| Harbour, generations yet unborn,” he

he said. In addition, the run- said.

way at the Clarence A Bain The signing, which took
Airport will be reconstructed place at the Administrative
and turning ‘buttons’ will be __ Building, was presided over by
administrator Gary Knowles

created at each end.

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road to the airport will be Moxey, the contractor Mr
reconstructed to alleviate Simmons, Ministry of Works
engineers, and a-host of inter-
The construction will ested Mangrovians.

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Although Florida's tourism agency
derided the Brady Campaign as a "scare
tactic", critics told the BBC news that
the law would bring a “Wild West" atti-
tude to the state.

Susie. Glasgow, an Illinois: resident
who went on.a cruise to the Bahamas
and Florida told The New York Times:
"I'm kind of shocked. I'm sure we'll be
back, but it's a bit scary".

The US National Rifle Association
plans to take the Bill across the county
next year.

' In 35 US states, persons must apply
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Former diplomat urges ‘zone

of peace’ in the Caribbean

He said CARICOM coun-
tries were best placed to take
the first steps along this road
by bringing the single market
into effect in January as
planned, or at the earliest
opportunity in the new year.

“In doing so, they would help
to protect the Caribbean from
the dictates of larger powers,
safeguard the region as a zone
of peace and preserve the
unique culture of its people,”
he said.

“Then, and only then, will the
Caribbean have real hope and
prevent disaster.”

Earlier, Sir Ronald said the
wider Caribbean’s challenge
and hope was to recognise it
had historically been divided by
imperialist powers competing

THE Bahamas and other
.Caribbean countries need to
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‘people and make all the old
‘imperialist divisions relics of the
| past. ;
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for control of the area’s
resources.
“And, in that recognition,

. they should resolve to bridge

those divisions, and make
them a relic of the past. .
“They should break down
the barriers of language and
legal systems, replacing them
with binding treaties and
agreements that are collec-
tively negotiated and provide

’ for co-operation between all

of them.”
Sir Ronald said such co-
operation should include inter-

national trade and finance |

negotiations, joint machinery
for combating drug trafficking
and fighting serious crime.

They should also establish
the means for meaningful
trade with each other, includ-
ing transportation.

“Only in this way will they
avoid the conflicts that arise
from national competition and
instead share the gift of their
resources for the good of all -
resources that include oil, gas,
financial services, tourism, an
abundance of agriculture, gold,
diamonds, bauxite and creative
people in the arts, literature,
music and intellectual a accom-
plishment.”



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In her remarks at the pre-
sentation ceremony, Gover-
nor General Dame Ivy
Dumont said Court of Appeal
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Proposal approved
to tackle problem

of vehicle theft

@ By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE ‘government has
‘approved a new proposal to
address the problem of vehicle



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Tribune Staff Reporter

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SS .
. DEPUTY Prime Minister
“| Cynthia Pratt said members
of the public must take
responsibility for their own
a safety and security if they
! wish to avoid becoming the
=| victims of crime.
| Speaking at a crime sym-
~ posium organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
mence yesterday, Mrs Pratt
said that the theory of crime
. prevention “requires attitu-
‘* dinal change and adaptation
© to astate of mind where one
is constantly aware of one’s
surroundings and where one
takes steps to ensure one’s
safety and security.”
Therefore, “today’s semi-
nar is both timely and topical
- timely, of course, because
of the Christmas season that
is upon us. Topical because
no other issue evokes more
= vitriolic debate in our country
N ee crime and security.”
~ Christmas, ‘shé said, is the
| most joyous and festive of
| seasons in the Bahamas.
“It is atime when most of

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Public ‘must be
concerned with
their own safety

: this event, to make it a con-

theft, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National Secu-
rity Cynthia Pratt announced
yesterday.

Mrs Pratt was speaking at a
crime symposium hosted by the






us will be preoccupied with
celebrating the gift of Christ .
.. opening our hearts and our
homes to well-wishers ©
throughout our land, in the
true spirit of love and fellow-
ship. .
“It is also a time however
when a small minority of us
seek to punctuate this spirit
and environment of love;
kindness and merriment and
take advantage when our
guard is lowered, to commit
criminal acts, totally incon-
sistent with the meaning of”
our Christian heritage.”
_ “It is appropriate therefore
that we use this special sea-
son... a.season of which we
all look to with eager antici-
pation, to re-commit and re-
dedicate ourselves to those <
strong ideals of our Christ- \
ian heritage,” said Mrs Pratt.
She thanked the Chamber
of Commerce for its “fore-
sight” in launching the initia-
tive. “I want to encourage
you to consider annualising

stant and anticipated feature
on our national calendar,”
said Mrs Pratt.



Christie hails
Malta meeting
as a ‘success’



‘RETURNING : from his
Commonwealth Heads of Gov-
ernment meeting in Malta,
Prime Minister Perry Christie
~-highlighted some of the factors
which he said made the trip a
_ success.

“This ‘was my first official trip
S. "aboard (since his recent illness) ©

and I believe the meeting was

2 “successful and will go a long

way toward fulfilling the goals
., and objectives of the region,”
he said.

Comparing Malta to the

Bahamas, Mr Christie said that |

. he was impressed by the organ-
. isational ability of the host
country’ s tourism industry and
the range of attractions it offers

_- to visitors.

“T found many similarities
.. between the countries,” he said.
Turning to the topics that

“were discussed by Common-
~ wealth leaders during the meet-
., ing, Mr Christie gave a detailed

report of the role played by the

. Bahamas delegation:

“The meeting of heads in
Malta was strong on trade and
. gave a clear signal'to the world
on the intention of the Com-
monwealth and the developing

., world in the upcoming WTO.
' talks in Hong Kong,” he said.

Mr Christie said that while
this does not directly affect the
_ Bahamas, as an observer, the
‘ country must maintain a keen
interest in what happens on the
world stage.

"Further we supported the
views of CARICOM and other
small nations on the need for
transitional arrangements in the
present WTO rules for coun-
tries with small vulnerable
economies and in particular to
ensure that those displaced in
the sugar industries in the
Caribbean and elsewhere are
protected.

‘“T should also indicate the.

discussion on small states and

their vulnerabilities - it was
important for the Bahamas to
be heard on the question of dis-
aster preparedness mitigation
and recovery assistance,” Mr
Christie said.

He pointed out that
Caribbean countries, along with
Indonesia and South Asia, were
negatively affected by natural

- disasters in the past few years.

He said that all the leaders at
the meeting agreed that some
mechanism needs to be ‘put in

. place to provide assistance in
. the event of future natural dis-
asters.

Mr Christie added that he

‘had the opportunity to meet
.- with president Thabo Mbeki of
“South Africa and Olusegun
- Obasanjo of Nigeria to discuss -

matters of mutual concern,
including Haiti.

The prime minister said it was
agreed that a joint fact-finding
mission should be established
between the African Union and
Caricom on the Haiti question,
and that there should be meet-
ings on a regular basis between
the African Union and Cari-
com.

Addressing the European
Union's decision to reduce the
price of sugar by 36 per cent in
all its member states, Mr
Christie said that although the
Bahamas will not be directly
effected by this move, in the
long run there could be negative
consequences for the country.

He explained that the sugar
producing countries in the
Caribbean such as Guyana,
which stand to lose 30 to 40 mil-
lion in annual revenue, will have
to turn to other avenues of
income, like tourism.

If the sugar producing
Caribbean countries boost their
tourism product, Mr Christie
said, the Bahamas will have to
rise to the challenge created by
the increased competition.

Chamber of Commerce.

“The ‘LoJack’ stolen vehi-
cle recovery system will*be
implemented in the next few
weeks,” she said. “This sys-
tem will allow the police to
track stolen vehicles, which
oftentimes are used in the
commission of other criminal
activities.”

Mrs Pratt said that when it
becomes fully operational,
“this programme will put a
significant dent in stolen vehi-
cle recovery and also a deter-

rent to vehicle theft in gen- |

eral.”
According to the website

’ www.lojack.com, the system

functions by hiding small
radio frequency transceivers
in vehicles. /

“Each LoJack System has
a unique code that is tied into
the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). When a theft

is reported to the police, a
routine entry into the state
police crime computer results
in a match of the LoJack Sys-
tem's unique code against the
state VIN database. This
automatically activates the

.LoJack System in your car,

which emits an inaudible sig-
nal.

“Law enforcement

authorities who are
equipped with LoJack vehi-
cle tracking units - in their
police cruisers and aviation

units - are always listening’

for a LoJack signal. Police
use the LoJack vehicle
tracking units to track and
recover your LoJack
equipped vehicle,” the web-

* site ‘said.

Itisaid that to date, more
than 150,000 vehicles and $3

billion in stolen assets have .
been recovered worldwide.



i DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of National Security

Cynthia Pratt

(Photo: BIS)

DAVID YURMAN





PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Examining the failure of politics

to truly deal with our problems

“Politics is perhaps the only
profession for which no prepa-
ration is thought necessary.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Remember politics?
Sure you do.

How can we forget? That
ceaseless drip-drip drivel we
have to put up with year in and
year out.

And now that the political
season has begun in earnest, the
spigot has opened wide and we
won't be able to shut it off for
quite a while.

Funny how Bahamians get so
heated about politics when
there are so few differences
among those vying for our
attention.

Perhaps Hubert Ingraham is
more effective. But then Perry
Christie seems more reasonable.

The PLP routed the racist
Sends gang. But the FNM
broke the corrupt Pindling
gang. Both parties made some
useful reforms, and then slid
into arrogance and cronyism.

Christie and Ingraham are
good buddies and former law
partners. And both were Pin-
dling protégés.

Both parties support foreign
investment, and want to pro-
tect and expand our tourism
and financial service industries.
But both have failed to revive
our top tourism asset — the air-
port, — despite heavy pressure
from the nation’s number one
investor. —

Both see no other option but
to bribe self-indulgent voters
with welfare that includes ris-
ing public service salaries and
perks, social insurance and
forced pensions, with few cor-
responding obligations.

But neither has any fresh
ideas about how to fix our failed
education system or modernise
our backward society. And nei-
ther has been able to make our

justice system work or enforce
basic laws and regulations.

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stand what the consequences
will be down the line, yet nei-
ther will take the necessary
steps to confront our number
one problem.

Neither has been able to
reform the hardly working pub-
lic service, and both kowtow
shamelessly to self-interested
labour leaders and other spe-
cial interests while spurning the
responsible advice of those who
make our economy work.

D espite much talk, time
and money, both

have failed to privatise the ©

bloated state corporations that
retard our modernisation, waste
our taxes and serve only as
reservoirs of political patron-
age.

And neither party seems
capable of drafting a strategic
plan to guide national develop-
ment. ;

Mr. Ingraham had a slight
heart attack. Mr Christie had a
slight stroke. Both are in their
60s.

The retired Mr Ingraham
returned to loud hurrahs as the
“new” FNM leader, while the
exiled Bernard Nottage
returned in triumph to the PLP
as.the “new” leader-in-waiting.

The FNM’s “second genera-
tion” was leapfrogged by Mr
Ingraham, just as the so-called
PLP “comers” were brushed
aside by Mr Nottage.

Mr Ingraham’s return was a

political plot. Mr Nottage’s
return was a political deal.
' Longtime PLP Edison Key
defected to the FNM. Longtime
FNM Pierre Dupuch left the
FNM. Both complained about
their leaders. And both are
white Bahamians.

The two wannabe parties —
Cassius Stuart’s Bahamas
Democratic Movement and Mr
Nottage’s Coalition for Demo-
cratic Reform — are both non-
viable, despite having some

good things to say from time to e
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ever get a licking till
you go down to Bimi- ~
ni

The so-called Bimini Road
— long dismissed by scientists as
a patch of fractured beach rock
—is back in the news again.

Dr Greg Little, a psycholo-
gist. who dabbles in these things,
issued a report (http://www.i-
newswire.com/pr49748.html)
this month which claims to show

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Bimini in 1968, enthusiasts have

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myth.

Others (including the first
commander of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Bill
Swinley) have said it is a dry
dock built by a Chinese fleet
that discovered America sever-
al decades before Columbus
landed on San Salvador.

“T find (the Chinese interpre-
tation) interesting, and was
aware of it,” Dr Little told
Tough Call recently. “As my
report says, I don't really know
when the formation was utilized:
as a harbour. Everything is
open.”

The underwater formation at
Bimini gets its name from the’
fact that it resembles a collapsed
wall or road. But scientists say
the blocks are nothing more
than sand that has accreted into
limestone — and similar exam-
ples can be found all over the
world.

“Such blocks, especially
where submerged by rising sea
level can have a decidedly ‘man-
made’ look,” according to Dr
Eugene Shinn of the US Geo-
logical Survey, who studied the
Bimini Road as a young geolo-
gist in the 1970s. “And ‘alter-

native thinkers’ have pro-

claimed many examples to be
the work of ancient man, aliens,
and in some cases, Atlanteans.

“There are as many links to
Atlantis on the internet as there
are porn sites. But Bimini is
huge,” he added.

D r Shinn has been the
nemesis of “true

-beliévers” ever since he, cored..

the stones off Bimini in 1978.

and found they were made of ©

the same material as the pre-
sent-day beach.

“We took oriented cores in
successive blocks and the bed-
ding dipped seaward, plus we
could trace each layer to the
next block over so that proved it
was not moved around,” Dr
Shinn recalled at a recent geol-
ogy conference.

But Dr Little is convinced the
stones were used as a building
material. Some are found three
tiers high, he says, resting ona
pile of rubble. Some have

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“We were astonished to find
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slabs under the larger
stones...there is no way that
these slabs could have been
dumped by ships:..and it con-
stitutes definite proof that the
hand of humans was involved
in altering the formation.”

. Dr Little also claims to have
found “obviously archaeologi-

cal? shaped stones: with holes. ;

bored through them that are
“identical to ancient Greek
anchors discovered at Thera.”

He says the results of his
expedition last May. “point to
the Bimini formation’’as: once
serving:as an anci¢nt ‘ha
bour...the main J-shaped for-
mation appears to have been
constructed as a breakwater util-
ising the same techniques used,
by Phoénicians and other:

Meariwhile, the so-€all.
theory has added new sparkle to
the Bimini Road speculation.
Based on a 2002 bestseller by a
formér‘British naval-officer- «



named Gavin Menzies ; this the- ii
ory says:the Chinese dis overed |



America (and the ré ithe ©
world) by sailing west‘atound
Africa.

Atte! the kernel of
the story is true,

mainstream historians dismiss
the more extravagant claims as



_ pure conjecture. But Menzies
maintains an elaborate web site .

(http://www.1421.tv/index.asp)
to support his ideas and his
book created a stir around the

world, including the idea that .

medieval Chinese Junks were
once moored at Bimini.
Historical records show that
Admiral Zheng He led a fleet of
30,000 men on board 300 ships
on seven great voyages in the
15th century to expand China's
influence. The largest ships

- were 400 feet long with up to

nine masts.
, But.Menzies i



reach both:the ‘Atlantic and *
Pacific coast of North and South °

America. None of the great.

explorers discovered anything.

new. They all had master maps”

that were charted'by the Chi-
nese," he said. °

Menzies spent years research-
ing his 490-page book. And
retired RBDF Commodore Bill
Swinley is a close friend and
ardent supporter of his theory.
Swinley even made a trip to
Nassau two years ago to pro-
mote the book soon after pub-
lication.

Many would argue that the

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claims surrounding the Bimini
Road — our most famous “arti-
fact” — are prime examples of
pseudoscience, which can be
defined as the effort to:justify a
foregone conclusion. Pseudo-
scientists tend to inflate the
importance of a few unreliable
sources or bits of data while;
ignoring mountains of: contra
dictory evidence.

For example, a recent Dis-
covery Channel programme on,

_the Bermuda Triangle; filmed

\










-an. American true. believer who,

noted that fishermen disappear,
in the Bahamas once or twice a
week, implying that this is

because we are smack dab in,

the,Triangle. . wd
Real’science; on the other
hand, collects’ evidence by
s servation, testing and rea”
soning to build a non- -arbitrary
representation of the world.
One.that minimizes the influ-
énce of personal belief or opin-
ion; Of course, this is not to say

that widely accepted scientific

assumptions have not been
overturned many times by new
developments.

“ D r Little writes for the
Association for

Research and Enlightenment
(http: /ledgarcayce.org), founded
in 1931 by the late Edgar Cayce,
a salesman turned psychic. The
ARE researches “transperson=
al subjects such as holistic

~ health; ancient mysteries, per;,
sonal spirituality, dreams and,

dream interpretation, intuition,
and philosophy and reincarna-
tion.”

Dr Shinn writes for the Skep:

‘tical Inquirer, published by the’

Committee for the Scientific’
Investigation of Claims of the’
paranormal (http://www. csi-,
cop.org/about). CSICOP’
encourages “the critical investi-
gation of fringe-science claims
from a responsible, scientifi¢
point of view.” And the late:
Carl Sagan was.a founding

~ gaember.
5 convinced, that
“Zheng He's fleet ‘did‘indeed *

We Jeave you to make up
your own mind, with the fol-.
lowing quotations to help: .

"Modern science should
indeed arouse in all of usa
humility. before the immensity
of the unexplored and a ole
ance for crazy hypotheses."
Martin Gardner

ye

“There are some people that if
they don't know, you can't t tell

em. nm
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Restoration work ‘going well’



@ ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade (centre) at the press briefing

ar

t

Freeport police
‘upbeat’ about

solving crimes

i?
hy

@ By Bahamas Information
Service

FREEPORT - Police in the
nation’ s second city are upbeat
about their chances of solving
thé recent spate of crime in
Grand Bahama.

An alarming number of vio-
lent crimes have hit the island
over the past few weeks, includ-
ing ‘ ‘a string of armed robberies
and the shooting death of a
Frgeport woman last Friday.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police in charge of. Grand
Bahama Ellison Greenslade
told the media during a press

briefing at the Gerald Bartlett
Police Headquarters that “due
tothe overwhelming support
that we. continue to receive

from our communities here in’

Grand Bahama and certainly
the commitment by officers
here, we have made tremen-
dous progress in the investiga-

tions surrounding the armed |

robberies that were reported
recently.”

)Mr Greenslade confirmed
that the police now have sus-
pects i in custody for the armed
robberies at the Burn’s House
location in the Churchill Square,

the Burn House on Queen’s .

Highway, the FOCOL gas sta-
tidn in Hawksbill, the FOCOL
station at Yellow Pine Street,
the Charles Hayward Library
on the Mall and the Food Ven-
_ dgr.on-Adventurer’s Way.
We have in custody two
adult males who are assisting
usin: those investigations and
will be charged before the Mag-
igtrate’s. Court in Grand
Bahama,” Mr Greenslade said.
‘He said that this, along with
fact that two persons are in
custody i in Connection: with the









tnurder. of 34-year-old Tanya’

Pinder, has bolstered the

ice’s confidence.

_ However, Mr Greenslade
said, police are also interested in
t Iking with a third person in

connection with Tanya -Pinder’s

murder.

«
that they have recovered
weapons in connection with a
number of criminal matters and
that details of those matters will
be forthcoming once. the
charges are made.

“““ All of this is due, and I
repeat, to the commitment of
the officers that are employed
by the taxpayers of this country
nd certainly because of the
‘overwhelming support that we
enjoy t from our communities.
ve.“I cannot ‘stress sufficiently
‘that the reason we are success-
il i is because Grand Bahami-
sans and Bahamians far and
‘wide (are) prepared to co-oper-
“ate with law enforcement to
‘keep the Bahamas safe and

»secure for visitors and residents

alike,” Mr Greenslade said.

*.. He encouraged the public to

scontinue to go about their busi-

ness, “to enjoy life and the free-
£doms that we should enjoy ina
+democracy.

~ “Grand Bahama is a very safe

{place to live. It is a beautiful

teity. Indeed, the Bahamas is a
beautiful place and those per-

-gons among us who are pre-

pared to commit crimes will be

‘found out and will be prosecut-

ed to the full extent of the law.

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Hi HOUSING Minister Shane Gibson is pictured at centre as he toured a proposed housing
subdivision near Hawksbill on Monday. Also pictur ed are some senior executives from his

ministry, NEMA and the police.

i By Bahamas Information.

Services

y

FREEPORT — Housing. and
National Insurance Minister
Shane Gibson said restoration
efforts are going well on Grand
Bahama in the wake of Hurri-

cane Wilma.
Mr Gibson made the com-
‘ment on Monday while in
Grand Bahama meeting with
government agencies and others

involved in the repair and ,

restoration programme. .
He said the government is
“very pleased with the reports

that we got so far.”

Mr Gibson met with a number
of agencies including Customs,
the Department of Environ-
mental Health, the Ministry of
Education, the Red Cross, the

* Grand Bahama police and the

administrators for the City of

Freeport, West Grand Bahama.

and East.Grand Bahama.

His visit included a compre-
hensive tour of the severely
affected area - which stretches
from Williams and Russell
Town into West End.

Mr Gibson also took the
opportunity to, tour the pro-

posed sites of two new subdivi-
sions and a new cemetery at
Hawksbill.

He confirmed that the gov-
ernment has reached an agree-
ment with the Grand Bahama
Port Authority to purchase 59
acres of land and that a design
has been drawn up for the con-
struction of 431 single family
residential lots.

“We were told that it would
take another two weeks to have
all of the complete designs and
we are looking at: having this
subdivision started as. early as
the first week in January.

' Salvation Army.

The festive wine tasting

Butler & Sands Wine Experience 2005
Raises $7,000 for GB Hurricane Relief

,. Hundreds, of wine, lovers attended this _
year’s Butler & Sands Wine Experience .

to sample some of the company’s best
wine offerings and help raise money for
Grand Bahama hurricane relief.
Ticket sales generated $7,000
which is being donated to the
Grand Bahama branches of

the Red Cross and the

featured more than 50 wines in
the Grand Tasting room and

_ attendees who purchased Connoisseur’s

Tasting tickets were treated to an
additional 20. super premium wines
including Chateau Margaux, Taittinger
Comtes de Champagne and Chateau
Leoville Barton.

LeRoy sehet Managing Director of

“parent company Burns House Group

expressed his gratitude to the attendees
of the event.






utler & Sand

_“This year. we decided to use this

~ wonderful event to accomplish two things

— give our customers an opportunity to
experience a vast array of different wines
and learn more about how to pair them
with food, and more importantly, to
demonstrate our commitment to
this community. One hundred
percent of ticket sales from

many Grand Bahama victims
of Hurricane Wilma,” he said.

In addition to sampling a wide

variety of spéctacular wines
attendees were automatically entered in
a door prize raffle to win one of five wine
and flower filled baskets each worth over
$300.00.



The Butler & Sands Wine Experience is
the only consumer wine tasting that
focuses on wine and wine alone. Butler

& Sands, a member ofthe Burns House’

Group of Companies, is the largest
distributor of fine wines in the Bahamas.



this event will help assist the ©



Back row from left: Guillaume Duverdier, Group
Commercial Manager, Burns House Group; Therese
Demeritte, Brand Manager, New World Wines; Wendell
‘Seymour, Marketing Manager, Butler & Sands.
Front from left: Dorothy King, Deputy Director
General Bahamas Red Cross; Prisca Gibbs, Executive
Board Member Bahamas Red Cross.



The Butler & Sands Wine Team

From left: Wendell Seymour- Marketing Manager;
Jerry Joseph, Merchandising Coordinator; Pernell
Poitier, Wine Sales Account Executive; Therese
Demeritte, Brand Manager, New World Wines; Robert
D.:athan, Wine Sales Manager; Richard Byer, Wine
Sales Account Executive; Erica Rose, Wine Club
Coordinator; Gregoire Montot, Brand Manager, Old
World Wines; DeCarlo McPhee, Wine Sales Account
Executive; and Dens.) Deveaux, Brand Manager,
New World Wines.

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‘Tangible incentives’ introduced

to revitalise national arts festival

By Bahamas Information
Services

THE cultural affairs division
of the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture is awarding more
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in the renamed E Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival
to revive public interest in the
event.

Director of culture Dr Nico-
lette Bethel said on Monday
that public interest in the

9

National Arts Festival, held annually
between March and April, was much high-
er in the past than it is today.

“We are working on providing tangible
prizes for more of the winners in more of
the categories, so that people are not only
getting the trophy element,” she said,

“Tn the past it used to be a floating trophy
but floating trophies no longer have the
kind of prestige they use to have.

“The cultural affairs division hopes to
provide scholarships as award incentives
for the festival,” said Dr Bethel.

She said the division has formed a com-
mittee charged with funding the prizes.

“We have eight special awards that might
be increased to ten. The people who won
their categories were given a trip to New
York to see The Lion King. That was the
grand prize,” Dr Bethel said of last year’s
winners.

She said that if an individual enters more
than one category and wins, he or she will

be considered a special awards winner.

Dr Bethel said the group or institution
that wins the most categories will receive a
special award called the.Governor-general’s
Award.

She said the outstanding national win-
ners will be included in the Bahamian con-
tingent to the ninth CARIFESTA, to be
held in Trinidad and Tobago in August,
2006.

According to Dr Bethel, the festival was
founded in 1976 as part of the new nation-
building initiative put in place after Inde-
pendence, but the festival movement has
been ardund longer than that.

The Nassau Music Festival, which became
countrywide, was established in 1959. The
Festival of Arts. and Craft was established in

1961. The Drama Festival was established in ~

1972. Dance was included in 1976, when
all these festivals combined to become the
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The number of participants in the com-
petition in Nassau ranges from 20, 000; to.
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Dr Bethel said that recently, the compe-
tition has experienced a drop off in school;
entries and a small increase in community,
entries.

All of the members on the cultural affairs,
division committee have participated i in the -
National Arts Festival.

They include: Dr Bethel, Sonjia Roberts,
Nikisha.Bostwick, Keva Cartwright, James-
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FNM Senator

FROM page one

was given to us,” Mr Bethel
said yesterday in a press state-
ment.

‘However, he said, the truth
oftthese assertions by Mr
Chfistie “is otherwise than
stafed.”

Mr Bethel said that when
members of the opposition
requested copies of all the
eats made between
the-‘government and the
BakaMar resort at a meeting
with the Izmirlian group on
August 3, 2005 — “months
after the tabling of documents
in the House of Assembly”
— they were told that due to
confidentiality issues this
could not be done.

- We were informed by the
BahaMar/Izmirlian group that
they' were unable to give us
copies of all documentation
and agreements, and not even
the Heads of Agreement,
because there were secret
confidentiality clauses which
prevented them from disclos-
ing to the leadership of the
official opposition, or anyone
else, all the terms and condi-
tions they agreed with the

“government of the Bahamas
in side agreements and in the
Heads of Agreement,” he
said. :

Mr Bethel said that despite
Mr Christie’s claim that there
has‘been full public disclosure
of the BahaMar agreement,
“we were specifically
informed by the proposed
investors that there remain
secret clauses and/or agree-
ments whose contents have,
in fact, not been disclosed to
the Bahamian people.”

Returning from the 20th

Commonwealth Heads of

Government Meeting
(€CHOGM) in Malta on Mon-

day, the prime minister said of

the BahaMar deal:

“There has not been any
investment transaction that
hasbeen so complete in its
transparency, accountability
and:-the provision of informa-

tion, than the transaction of :

BahaMar. is

- Expected in court
FROM page one

Around 11.35pm on Friday 4

eyewitnesses saw a masked man
running away from the scene
with'a shotgun.

wh



scene, they discovered Ms Pin-
dér lying on the office floor near
a'southern door with a gunshot
wound to the head.

where she later died.

® ACP Greenslade commended

the public for their assistance j

and praised police for the arrests.
» He noted that police had also
been very successful in seizing

a;cache of guns as a result of ;

various arrests over the past few
weeks. :

% “Asa result of the resounding
support from the community
and the dedication of officers we
will continue to:strive to keep

id Bahama safe for Bahami-
“-ans:and visitors,” he said:



FROM page one

agreement from government the law
states that the Port Authority has the
ability to issue licences,” he said.

Under the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment, the government granted the first
50,000 of Crown land in the centre of
Grand Bahama to the Port Authority
and gave it the exclusive right to develop
it.

In return, the Port Authority was
required to dredge a deep water har-
bour, construct an airport, hospitals and
schools and provide other services and
amenities. Later, the Port Authority
acquired additional land from the Crown
and from private sources, giving it a total
of 150,000 acres, or 233 square miles for
development.

Also, as an incentive for doing this
work, the government granted the Port
Authority the right to grant business
licences. The Port Authority was then
given permission to license casinos and to
develop tourism within the Freeport
area.

This fact, said Mr Smith, means that
government should not enter into dis-
cussions with a private company, there-
by pushing the Port Authority out of the

Minister: south-west coastline of
Grand Bahama is ‘no build zone’

LOCAL NEWS

Government

picture, contrary to the agreement.

By offering exemption: that are
greater than or equal to the exemption in
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, gov-
ernment is driving investors away from
Grand Bahama and encouraging them to
set up in other islands rather than in the
economically depressed second city 0
the Bahamas, Mr Smith said. ‘

He explained that it is unfair to the
Port Authority to offer exemptions in
other islands that Freeport cannot com-
pete with.

“I’m not saying that investors should
not be allowed to go elsewhere but gov-
ernment should say here are the exemp-
tions under this agreement we can offer
you them if you go here and this set if
you go to another island but when gov-
ernment is free handed in exemptions
in other areas they are treating Grand
Bahama poorly,” Mr Smith said.

He said that there was no need for
government to offer exemptions in
excess of those offered by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, nor is it appropriate
for the government to enter into com-
mercial agreements with developers.

=

“It is not lawful for Cabinet to pri-
vately of in secret come to an agreement
with a development for exemptions. If
exemptions are granted, whether it is
Crown land to be given or Treasury land
that is sold, leased or given away, if it is
citizenship, or property tax exemption,
the government has no right to keep
these things secret;” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith said that deals made in
“secret by government are not democ-
ratic”.

“When it comes to the birthright of
the people of a country or taxes owed to
a country in heads of agreement nothing
is confidential, government should not
hide the details from its people,” Mr
Smith said.

He said that the way the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement was passed should be
model of how governments handle
agreements with investors.

The Hawksbill Creek Agreement was

‘created on August 5, 1955 to encourage

foreign investors to come to Grand
Bahama through the offering of a num-
ber of exemptions. .

Also part and parcel of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement exemptions are guar-
antees that residents and/or licensees
would have exemptions of some taxes

When police arrived at the

i. She was taken to hospital,

FROM page one

the newly proposed graveyard

in the Hawksbill area.

He noted that individuals

who own land and are allowed
to rebuild would be required to
follow strict guidelines in terms
of special reinforcement. In
areas prone to flooding, he said
homes would have to be built
on stilts.

Mr Gibson, who was in
Freeport on Monday, was very
pleased with the progress of the
clean-up in the various settle-
ments.

He reported that about 450
homes require major repairs
and over 600 are in need of
minor repairs.

He also stressed that “quite a
number” of persons would have
to be relocated from the no-
build zone to the new govern-
ment sub-divisions.

The government is expected
to develop some 59 acres of
land in Hawksbill for the con-
struction of 231 single-family
homes.

Mr Gibson said work would
start on the new sub-division in
January and should be com-
pleted within six months. |

The government is also look-
ing to acquire 36 acres-just east
of the shopping centre at the
entrance of Eight Mile Rock for
a second sub-division.

About 300 displaced residents
in affected settlements along

.the southern coast are being

temporarily housed at the Roy-
al Oasis Resort.

“The sub-divisions would be
basically for those individuals
who would need to be relocated
either because their homes were

' destroyed or severely damaged

and we decided that we won’t
allow them to be rebuilt,” he
explained.

Mr Gibson said where land
ownership had not been deter-
mined residents would also

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“We are also looking into try-
ing to assist landlords who are
affected by rebuilding their
units and allowing for part. of

the rent to be assigned for.

repayment,” he said.

Relocation of the public
cemeteries is also a government
priority.

Cemeteries in southern
coastal areas were also
destroyed by surge, which
washed away coffins and bodies
from their graves.

Mr Gibson said efforts are
underway to relocate the public
cemetery in the Hunters/Pinder
Point area to the playing field of
the old Hawksbill High School.

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be difficult identifying property

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“That is going to create a”

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delays in rebuilding because
before we can even start recon-:
struction we would have to re-
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Mr. Gibson was extremely sat-
isfied with the pace of the clean-
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to 70. per cent of work had been
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until 2015.

The Agreement also provided that
residents and licensees also be free from
excise taxes, stamp duties and most cus-
toms duties until 2054. ir

This means that any building materi-
als, machinery or other equipment used
by businesses licensed by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority will be exempt
from duties. Companies that carry on
business in the Port Area also will be
exempt from the Bahamian business
licence fee until August 2054.

“The Hawksbill Creek Agreement is
the template for concessionary agree-
ments for private development. At the
time government tabled the concessions
in parliament and an act was passed
which authorized government to enter
into the agreement there was no deal
agreed to between the company and the
cabinet behind closed doors. No gov-
ernment should be in the business of
commercial transactions. It should not be
in the business of approving or disap-
proving commercial transactions. It
should allow private enterprises to do
their businesses with other private enter-
prises and ensure that the rights of the
citizens of the country are secure,” Mr
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what happens,” he said.
Having been in Bahamian custody for seven months, families and
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Judge Daniel TK Hurley in Ft
Lauderdale, according to Asso-
ciated Press reports.

He could be-sentenced to a
minimum of five years per
count.

The court also ordered the
forfeiture of Darius’

. vessel.

According to the evidence
produced in court, on May 22,
the Coast Guard, apprehended
Darius’ vessel the mv Raquel, a

Coast Guard officials said

that Darius refused to stop. The

boat was intercepted in the Port
of Palm Beach Inlet. Onboard
were eight Cubans, and one
Peruvian. 2
Lt Commander Terry J ohns,
US Coast Guard press liaison
officer, told The Tribune that
the apprehension was the result
of.the partnership between
American and Bahamian law
enforcement “working together
to target these smugglers to stop

53-foot Hatteras motor vessel, these types of events.” 4

FROM page one ;
an strip and the car parking lot across the street from the hotel.

Mr Hanna told The Tribune last night, that police searched the
property, and found nothing. He said the facility was then eae
safe for guests and employees to re-enter.

Mr Sands said that service at the hotel was interrupted forfan
hour and a half. However, he stressed, hotel officials were not
focused on the operations, but the safety of its guests and empipy-
ees.

. We have-not focused one iota on how it impacted business. Fhe
most important issue was that we were concerned for the safety, nd
welfare of our customers and our associates."

When The Tribune asked if he suspected that it was one of the
hotel's employees who made the call.

Mr Sands responded: "I have no idea. We have passed. on per-
tinent information to the police. This is a police investigation and
I have no comments on the stage of the investigation at apis
moment." .

Mr Hanna pointed out that from time to time there are persons
who want to disrupt business and have criminal intentions. j

"There is no such thing as. a benign bomb scare. If a person calls
and makes a false report it is a ‘criminal offence.""| 5.

Mr Sands said that it is very difficult to determine if
checked out of the hotel because of the incident. Hows
said, to his knowledge no one has checked out. ©

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against So

he embattled South

Ocean Golf & Beach

resort has been named

as the centrepiece defen-

dant in a lawsuit filed by
a potential buyer against its holding
company and Canadian pension fund
owner, alleging that they violated an
exclusivity agreement regarding the
hotel’s purchase that was signed ear-
lier this year.

The plaintiffs, L&M Specialities and
Case Financial, are alleging breach of
contract, breach of fiduciary duties
and fraudulent inducement against
the South Ocean Development Com-
pany and its ultimate owner and finan-
cial backer, the Canadian Commer-
cial Workers Industry Pension Plan
(CCWIPP). They are seeking $100
million damages, plus interest, costs
and legal fees.

Defendairts

‘Also named as defendants are two
leading CCWIPP executives, Eugene
Fraser and Cliff Evans, who are both

named as officers of the South Ocean
Development Company, and Allen &
Company, a Florida firm that is acting
as a broker for the pension fund in
finding a buyer for the South Ocean
property.

The crux of the legal dispute, which
was filed in the US district court for
the southern district of Florida on
November 9, is a contract that South
Ocean entered ihto with L&M earlier
this year, which allegedly gave the lat-
ter and its subsidiaries an exclusivity
period to conduct due diligence and
conclude the resort’s purchase.

L&M alleged that the Letter of
Intent it entered into for South
Ocean’s purchase was really ‘
attempt to deflect the Financial Ser-
vices Commission of Ontario’s
(FSCO) investigation into the invest-
ment by CCWIPP in the property held
by South Ocean [the resort]. South
Ocean, [George] Allen and Allen &
Company knew or should have known
of this”.

The FSCO has been investigating
CCWIPP’s investment activities for



two years, the lawsuit alleged, and in
May this year produced a damning

. report that said it had a “special con-

cern” about the investments made in
South Ocean and also the British
Colonial Hilton, which the pension
fund is also the financial backer for.

Demanded

The FSCO demanded that CCWIP-
P’s Board of Trustees conduct “acom- .

plete independent due diligence
review” of their investments in the
British Colonial Hilton and South
Ocean resorts to determine, among
other issues, whether all funds
advanced to the resorts since Decem-
ber 2000 are “recoverable”.

The Commission’s report, ‘a copy
of which has been seen by The Tri-
bune, details that over an 18-month
period between June 14, 2001, and
December 22, 2003, CCWIPP
advanced a total of almost $20 mil-
lion to the British Colonial Hilton and
South Ocean resorts.

Over that period some $11.638 mil-





_ By NEILHARTNELL .
Tribune Business Editor |

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lion was sent to South Ocean’s holding
company, the South Ocean Develop-
ment Corporation, through Propco
34, the investment vehicle which acts
as the ‘in’ company for CCWIPP to
funnel funds to that property.
The South Ocean resort has been
closed since July 2004, due to the
heavy financial losses it had incurred

for CCWIPP, with.all 79 workers and.

16 managerial staff laid off.

The pension fund said:the closure

would enable it to upgrade South

- Ocean, located in southwestern New
Providence, from two to four-star sta-
tus, but in reality it has been searching
for a: buyer through Allen’ & Co for
many months.

The Florida lawsuit Auatnst the
resort and its owner was filed by
Michael and Lawrence Schaffer, who
own L&M and are also chief executive
and president respectively of Case
Financial.

“They alleged that they had a busi-'
_ ness relationship with CCWIPP “for —

_ many years”, with the pension fund
cinvesting in Case Financial both as a

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Economic outlook ‘tempered’ by Wilma



shareholder and holder of a $2.5 mil-
lion debenture.

Mr Schaffer alleged that in March
2005, he met with Evans and a pur-
ported associate, John Irvine, to dis-
cuss South Ocean’s sale. He agreed
that Case Financial would acquire it
for $25 million in a mixed cash and
equity deal, either acting alone or by
forming a consortium. The Letter of
Intent was s signed on March 21.

- Reveals

The Letter of Intent reveals that
L&M and its partners would enter
into .a joint venture agreement with
South Ocean Development Compa-
ny to purchase the hotel for $25 mil-
lion, via a new holding vehicle.

The total value of the deal would be
$25 million, with CCWIPP getting $10
million in cash and a 25 per cent equi-
ty stake in the new holding vehicle.
The deal would have included the

SEE page 4B.



‘THE Government’ s fiscal deficit fell
by 56.83 per cent to $20.4 million during

the first quarter of its 2005-2006 financial -

year, giving encouragement to the Min-
istry of Finance that its revenue enhance-
ment efforts are bearing fruit, although

any efforts to generate a surplus are like-

ly to be frustrated by See ne
expenditure.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas’
report on: monthly economic develop-
ments for October, released yesterday,
found that while increased import
demand and improved revenue collec-

and oil prices, Central Bank says, while
continued government spending rises
counterbalance 23.5% tax increase

total tax fecenie total government
spending also rose by 12.3 per cent.
Commenting on the decline in the fis-
cal deficit from $47.3 million in the 2004-
2005 first quarter to $20.4 million for the
three months to September 30, the Cen-
tral Bank said: “Improved revenue col-
lection measures and heightened import

total tax receipts to $251.7 million, while:

combined non-tax and capital revenue
earnings rose more than two-fold to $20.1
million.

“Total expenditure moved higher by
12.3 per cent over last year’s $292.2 mil-



give bank capital
base of $68.82m_

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



BANK of the Bahamas
International’s rights offering
will give the institution an esti-

mated $68.817 million capital.

base upon completion, helping
it to “comfortably meet” the
Basle II Accord’s proposed
capital requirements.

The offering document for
the bank’s $25.2 million rights
issue, which will generate net
proceeds of $24.5 million once
all fees are paid, said the pro-

Vehicle tracking system
may aid premium costs

f@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



AUTOMOBILE insurance
premiums may be positively
impacted by the introduction

Senator: Sewer back-up
hurts company search

A SEWERAGE back-up
at the Registrar General’s
Department this summer
contaminated an area con-





tion generated a 23.5 per cent increase in



Projections indicate
that if maximum net
proceeds of $24.5m
raised, net interest
income may rise by
$2m per year

jected capital base “would rep-

resent a formidable and
resilient Tier 1 Capital/Risk —

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of the ‘LoJack’ stolen vehicle
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FirstCaribbean to expand

in Curacao



ANNOUNCEMENT |

FirstCaribbean International Bank to acquire

ABN AMRO’s Banking Operations in Curagao’

FirstCaribbean International Bank and
ABN AMRO have announced that
FirstCaribbean intends to acquire ABN
AMRO’s International banking and asset
management business in Curagao,
Netherlands Antilles, subject to the
regulatory approval by the Central Banks
of The Cayman Islands, Curagao and
Barbados. This combination will create

‘one of the Region’s leading providers

of international banking services. Curagao
is the seventeenth jurisdiction in which
FirstCaribbean will have established a
presence in the last three years. The
Bank has long had Corporate and Retail

banking operations in the northern:

Netherlands Antilles, in Sint Maarten,
Saba and Sint Eustatius. FirstCaribbean
is the largest, publicly-traded bank in
the English-speaking Caribbean and it
is listed on five regional stock exchanges.

~ tthas a balance sheet of over US$9 billion

and a strong A- Stable rating from
Standard and Poor's. Its main shareholders
include Barclays Bank (43%), CIBC (43%)
and a range of regional investors.

As a dedicated and specialised international financial service provider |



acquisition will significantly enhance —

its current corporate and private banking
business. ABN AMRO’s decision to sell
its Curagao business follows a strategic

review, in which it concluded that as a

dedicated and specialised international
financial service provider, it would be
an excellent fit with FirstCaribbean,
which was fully focused on international
banking, in this Region. 3

The highly qualified staff and dedicated
management team led by Managing

Director Pim van der Burg will continue -

to manage the business. The ABN
AMRO’s Curacao banking operations
will continue under the brand name

of FirstCaribbean: and will report to

Jan-Arne Farstad, the Executive Director

of FirstCaribbean International Banking.

Upon completion of this transaction,
this business segment will be rebranded
FirstCaribbean International Wealth

Management.

ABN AMRO Curacao would be an excellent fit with FirstCaribbean

The ABN AMRO’s Curagao businesses,

which include the current ABN Curacao

Branch operations and the ABN Curacao -

Asset Management business, are the
largest international banking operations
in Curacao. These successful international
banking businesses have assets of around

~ US$1 billion. and -assets-under-
administration of more than US$600

million. It provides a wide range of
wealth management and banking
services to international private and
corporate clients and to the Trust- and
fund services industry. The organisation
is particularly recognised for its

competence in private banking, asset

management and cash management.

ABN AMRO carefully selected
FirstCaribbean as a buyer. It is confident

that FirstCaribbean is a solid ongoing

partner for its clients. This acquisition
is also in line with FirstCaribbean’s
strategy to be the Region’s leading
wealth management bank, as this



ABN-AMRO

ABOUT FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK

FirstCaribbean is a customer-centred,

growth- oriented financial services
institution that aims to be the “Helpful
Partner” Bank to its customers. The Bank
offers a unique, full range of market-

~ leading banking services. The Bank has

a significant International Banking
business and it is a major player in
Corporate, Capital Markets and Retail
banking in the Caribbean Region.
FirstCaribbean has significant market
share in mahy of the countries in which
it operates and it is the leading credit
card issuer in the Region. FirstCaribbean
is the largest, regionally-listed bank in
the English-speaking Caribbean, with
assets of over US$9 billion and a market
capitalisation of over US$3 billion. With

over 3,400 staff, 100 retail branches,

corporate and international banking
centres in 16 countries, 27 islands or
territories, the Bank serves over 750,000
active accounts.

From inception, the Bank has been rate:
as “A- Stable” by Standard & Poor's,
the highest rating of any commercial
bank in the English-speaking Caribbean.
FirstCaribbean was formed in 2002 with.
the merger of the Caribbean operations.
of CIBC West Indies Holdings and Barclays’
Bank PLC. It is the only Regional bank
with significant ownership by top-rated
Canadian and European. banks.
FirstCaribbean was ranked 445 of world
banks and ranked 12 of Central-South
American banks in October 2005, by
The Banker magazine. In 2004 and 2005,
FirstCaribbean ‘was named “Best
Emerging Market Bank” in the Region
by Global Finance magazine of New York,
and “Bank of the Year” in the Region in
2004, by The Banker magazine of London.

More information about FirstCaribbean
can be found at:

; www firstcaribbeanbank.com

*

"ABOUT ABN AMRO BANK CURACAO -
lhe ABA AMIRO, Curacao. Ranking
~ operations serve. approximatély’ 3,000

international corporate and private clients.

_ with total assets of around US$1 billion

and over US$600 million assets-under-
management. |

The Bank’s offices are in Curagao,:
‘Netherlands Antilles and it has a staff of

75 employees.

ABOUT ABN AMRO etl
Netherlands-based ABN AMRO is a
leading international bank with total.
assets of EUR 899.3 billion (as at 30,
September 2005)..It has over 3,000
branches in more than 60 countries
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THE TRIBUNE

. Companies’ crime fight will

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005, PAGE 3B



work through information sharing

o now that we have
created this state of
awareness, and
gathered all this
information, what
shall we do? Last week, we
focused on the need to be
aware of our surroundings in
an effort to combat criminality.
Now what?
Let us compare this sense of
awsareness with a radar - you
know, the thing used to alert
pilots and ship operators of the
approach of potential danger.
What a radar does is very sim-
ilar to what I described in last
week’s article. It essentially
sends out feelers in the form
of radio waves which, after
bouncing off the incoming
object, enable the person who
is monitoring to detect
approaching objects.
It was the use of radar by the
British during World War 2
‘that assisted them tremen-

dously in holding off the air
- onslaught from the German

Air Force. The device allowed
‘the smaller Royal Air Force
‘ (RAF), a mere 450 aircraft-
: Strong, to be forewarned of the
: take-off and approach of the

much larger German bomber
‘ fleet. With this in mind, it was
critical that the radar operator
. alerted all persons concerned
‘ about the location, heading,
' speed and size of the incoming
‘ German planes. By doing this,
. the RAF fighters could now
' accurately deploy and counter
the Germans as they attempted
to crossed the French Channel.

This sounding of an alarm

or sharing of information is the
next critical step in efforts by
‘ corporate security managers to
' prevent loss and crime. The
manager is the lead person in

the company’s efforts to reduce
loss, and must understand that
at this point awareness must
spill into the entire firm, via
the sharing of critical informa-
tion.

For example, if neighbour-
ing businesses have been expe-
riencing assaults in their park-
ing lot, then it is possible that
this type of activity may come
into the area of responsibility
assigned to you. Is it better to
keep this information a secret
or, as suggested by a client,
hide and wait for the assailant
and catch him in the act?

This may sound good, and
when seen in the movies looks
good, but when attempted in
real life there are numerous
logistics, costs and risks
involved. Would it not be bet-
ter to advise staff of the poten-
tial danger, increase patrols,
increase lighting, or even close
off high-risk areas after hours.

All of these suggestions are
low risk - and low cost - com-
pared with the amount of man
hours that would have to invest
in setting up the sting opera-
tion.

Question

The question I always ask
students and clients is: Which
resort do you want to spend
your vacation at? The one that
has a good detection and con-
viction rate, or the one that has
a low incidence and crime
occurrence. To reduce loss and
crime, all persons who may be
affected must be brought up to
date consistently and continu-
ously on all events which hap-
pen. The idea that they cannot
handle the news is dangerous

and irresponsible, considering

Fiscal deficit falls

FROM page 1B

‘ lion, due to increases in both
* current and capital expendi-
tures.”

‘ Government revenues and
' grants during the 2005-2006
first quarter were 27.65 per
cent ahead of their 2004-2005
. comparative, standing at $271.9
million, while import duties
rose from, $80.4 million to
$104.4 million, growth of 29.85
‘per cent. -

However, recurrent spend-
ing increased by 8.3 per cent
to $260.9 million, compared to
- the previous year’s $240.9 mil-
lion, while capital spending
increased by 151.43 per cent to
$26.4 million.

In addition, the Central
Bank acknowledged that the
outlook for the Bahamian
economy had become “some-
what tempered” due to the
impact of high global oil prices
and Hurricane Wilma.

However, it said prospects
remained favourable for the
remainder of 2005, adding:
“Ongoing tourism investments
and robust construction activi-
ty are still expected to sustain
growth in the economy, despite
the deceleration of tourism out-
put as a result of Hurricane
_ Wilma. This outlook is sup-
ported by more stable oil prices
and the continued expansion
of the US economy.”

Tourism investments, cou-
pled with consumer spending
and residential construction
activity, helped to keep the
Bahamian economy going
despite the slowdown in
tourism that took place over
the first nine months of 2005,
the Central Bank reported,
with this decline further exac-
erbated in September by Hur-
ricane Wilma.

For the year to September
30, total arrivals to the
Bahamas fell by 3.1 per cent to
3.774 million. Although air vis-
itors increased by 1.7 per cent,
sea arrivals - including cruise

tion in.sea visitors outpacing a
0!8 per cent rise in air visitors.

“Developments in the
tourism sector continue to be
aided by the positive perfor-
mance of New Providence,
where the 11.8 per cent hike in
air arrivals offset the 4.2 per
cent falloff in sea visitors for a
1.2 per cent gain in overall
arrivals.”

October saw stronger growth
in mortgage lending in Bahami-
an dollars, which outpaced the

Safe &

Secure

by Gamal Newry

Preventative Measures

that they are most likely to be
the ‘news’ or, in other words,
the topic of discussion because
they became a victim.

It is also important that sug-
gestions for correcting or pre-
venting the problem are
obtained, which means listen-
ing to persons who may have a
different yet valuable perspec-
tive from yours. This some-
times becomes difficult for the
manager as ego comes
between, understanding that
the expert really is the person
with the problem, or who the
one who will confront the issue.

Drawing back to the RAF
fighters, on several occasions
flight command gave directions

on how the pilots should.

engage the enemy. Sometimes
they worked, but on occasion
the heat of battle demanded
other methods.

‘What I am saying at this
juncture is that the corporate
security manager must not only
be prepared to give informa-

tion in efforts to reduce crime,,

but they must also be prepared
to receive information in the
form of recommendations from

6.83%

growth in deposits. As a result,
there were contractions in bank
liquidity and the external
reserves.

For the first 10 months of

2005, excess reserves in the —

Bahamian banking system con-
tracted by $15.4 million, com-
pared to arise of $59.7 million
last year. During that time, the
external reserves fell by $30.3
million, due to increased
demand for imports and higher
oil prices.

Legal Notice -

NOTICE
VILA EDEN LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) VILA EDEN LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies

Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted: to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Ltd., of
Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Credit Suisse Trust Ltd.
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE

?

MCANDREWS INVESTMENTS LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MCANDREWS INVESTMENTS LTD. is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.



persons who are closer to the
event. My research and obser-
vations have seen where this
inability to share timely infor-
mation could have exacerbated
a criminal/loss event. Thus the
prevailing problem of ego often
costs companies more time and
money than any other defi-
ciency in security.

As we continue this series, it
is important to adequately
grasp these points on aware-
ness; what you see, hear and
feel, and information sharing
based on what was collected as
a result of being alert. All oth-
er actions will weigh heavily on
these first steps.

NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative Mea-
sures, a loss prevention and
asset protection training and
consulting company, specialis-
ing in Policy and Procedure
Development, Business Secu-
rity Reviews and Audits, and
Emergency and Crisis Man-
agement. Comments can be
sent to PO Box N-3154 Nas-
sau, Bahamas or, e-mail
gnewry@coralwave.com

uring QL.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
REDWOOD HOUSE INVESTMENTS LID.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) REDWOOD HOUSE INVESTMENTS LTD. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd. of
Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola BVI. .

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator

Legal Notice

| NOTICE
TAHKULI LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) TAHKULI LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution-under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd.,
Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



| Nassau, Bahamas
Shirley & Mackey Street

Saturday, December 3, 2005

9:00A.M.-3:00P.M.

No reasonable offer
will be refused

or Financing Arrangements. |

We'll take Cash



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ship passengers - fell by 5.1 per
cent. (b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,

The Central Bank report 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
said the. “downtiin was con- registered by the Registrar General.

centrated in Grand Bahama”, (c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd. of
where overall visitors declined Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola BVI.

by 19.9 per cent, as air and sea
arrivals dropped by 30.3 per
cent and 13.2 per cent respec-
tively.

The Central Bank added:
“Arrivals to the Family Islands
were reduced by 2.4 per cent,
with the 31/2 per cent reduc-

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



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PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Buyer unveils lawsuit against South Ocean

FROM page 1B

hotel properties, remaining 40-
year lease on the golf course,
and improvement rights to a
marina and casino gaming
licence.

Conclusion of any deal
would have depended on the
$15 million mortgage that
South Ocean had with Scotia-
bank (Bahamas) being in good
standing.

The lawsuit claimed: “Due
to the pending FSCO investi-
gation, Evans, on behalf of
himself, South Ocean and
CCWIPP, required another

Schaffer entity to enter into a.

Letter of Intent with South
Ocean for the property.”
Fraser allegedly signed the
Letter of Intent, which allowed
L&M and Case Financial to
perform due diligence on South
Ocean, examining its “financ-
ing, accounting and business
records”, as well as all contracts

FROM page 1B

Adjusted Ratio forecast at
20.78 per cent at fiscal year
ending 2006, comfortably sup-
porting future growth oppor-
tunities”.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national said the expansion of
its capital base would enable it
to “pursue new commercial
opportunities” and help to low-
er internal costs.

The rights offering document
added that if net proceeds of
$24.5 million were generated,
and assuming an effective yield
rate of 8.5 per cent per annum,
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional “could generate addi-
tional net interest income of
about $2 million per year”.

The document added: “This
increase in capital would create
tremendous business opportu-
nities for the bank, as its capital
base would be stronger and
more resilient. In this regard,

the bank would have the capac- —

ity to take on larger commer-
cial transactions and provide
improved fiduciary comfort to
institutions and multinational
corporations when seeking a
local. banking partner.” ;

International business

accounted for about 15 per cent ,

of Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s business, and its
strategic plan had put “signifi-
cant emphasis” on growing this
category.

The capital raised by the
right issue could be deployed
immediately, the issue docu-
ment said, as the bank had the
capacity to take on new busi-
ness.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s lending had “expe-





Pricing Information As Of:
29 November 200 5

Abaco. Markets

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LEONEL PIERRE BORGELLA OF
RED HEAD ROAD #5, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

_and the casino licence that

kicks in when the resort gets
up to a certain room size.
After the signing, L&M
alleged that it and its sub-
sidiaries brought various

investor groups to the Bahamas

to inspect South Ocean in April
2005.

The Letter of Intent alleged-
ly prevented the defendants
from soliciting other buyers
between March 18, 2005, and
May 31, 2005, but the lawsuit
claimed that this exclusivity
period was “breached”.

The lawsuit alleged that in
May 2005, South Ocean,
CCWIPP and the other defen-
dants approached investors
from Toronto and others, who
had previously been introduced
to the Bahamian resort by
Schaffer and his companies,
and “falsely informed them
that.... the Letter of Intent had
been terminated”. ~

They then allegedly attempt-

rienced an above-industry
growth rate” in the past two
years, and with that trend set to
continue, the rights issue will
give it the capital base to sup-
port that growth.

The rights issue is offering
3.6 million new shares, priced
at $7 each; to existing share-

holders, who are able to buy.

one new share for every 3.323
they now hold.

The 3.6 million shares would
increase Bank of the Bahamas
International’s issued ordinary
stock by 30.09 per cent to
15.563 million shares, up from
11.963 million.

The bank said it believed the
rights issue would be “accre-
tive” to shareholders based on
earnings per share (EPS), while
those who did not subscribe for
their rights would see their

holdings diluted by 23.13 per .

cent on a proportional basis.
The rights issue document
contained financial projections
for Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s performance. in the
period 2006-2008.
Loans are projected to grow

__ by. $73.248 million in 2006,

reflecting 2005 loan commit-
ments of $59.658 million, with
growth of about 10 per cent in
2007 and 5 per cent in 2008.
Securities were estimated to
grow at about 5 per cent every
year, as were non-interest
expenses except for employee
costs and computer expenses,
as these were “projected to
increase more substantially as a
result of new hires and the

amortisation of the new core

banking system”.
In addition, extra expenses












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CT. 31, 2005

7 4G
feces

: Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.

ed to sell the resort to the
Toronto-based investors, who
are not named in the lawsuit.
Then, during May 2005, Schaf-
fer and his companies alleged
that Evans approached them
to immediately pay back the
$2.5 million worth of deben-
tures that CCWIPP held in
Case Financial. This was
sparked by the FSCO probe.

Debentures

In return for paying back the
debentures, South Ocean and
CCWIPP allegedly agreed to
extend the exclusivity period
until January 31, 2006. An
exchange of letters over the
exclusivity period allegedly fol-
lowed, but the lawsuit alleged
that Schaffer was “induced” to
hand over the agreement on
the debenture repurchase
before the extension agreement
was “fully executed”.

The lawsuit alleged: “The

were also projected from extra
branches in New Providence
and the Family Islands, with
this expansion set to start in
2006. Net income was project-

original Letter of Intent pro-
vided that plaintiffs had until
June 31, 2005, to negotiate and
execute a definitive agreement.
However, on June 1, 2005,
plaintiffs through Schaffer were
falsely informed by CCWIPP,
South Ocean, Evans and Fras-
er that Allen had sold the prop-
erty, and therefore plaintiffs
could not go forward to nego-
tiate and enter into a definitive
agreement under the original
Letter of Intent, that South
Ocean would not sign the
extension agreement..... and

further that no extension of the .

Letter of Intent would be hon-
oured.”
The debentures agreement
was allegedly never returned.
South Ocean's closure was
the culmination of the 'Right-

‘Sizing Programme' report on

South Ocean, written by War-
ren Adamson, president of the
Caribbean Hotels Division for
PRK Holdings, a company



ed to rise from $7.009 million in
fiscal 2005 to $8.929 million

‘next year, growing to $10.848

million in 2007 and $12.443 mil-
lion in 2008.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
LAKE MOSAMBIQUE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd day of
November, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

LEGAL NOTICE

-NOTICE

TECHNOLOGIE SAMMLER LTD.
| (In Voluntary Liquidation)

a

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on.the 23rd day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_

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through which CCWIPP funds
the resort.

The Adamson report said:
"South Ocean's accumulated
deficit as at December 31, 2002,
as per its audited financial
statement, was $26 million.
This deficit includes losses of
$4.7 million and $3.5 million
for the 2002 and 2002 fiscal
years, respectively. The antici-
pated loss for fiscal 2003 is $7
million of which $5 million will
be cash. provided by
[CCWIPP], the balance of $2
million being non-cash expens-
es. “In fact, the anticipated loss
for. the 2003 fiscal year will
exceed forecasted rev-
enues........ To put another per-
spective on the extent of the
loss situation, the $5 million

‘cash subsidy required of

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHNNY DECIUS OF HOPE
TOWN, ABACO, 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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,










Nassau, Bahamas.










Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LUC DUPRE OF FINLAYSON STREET, 4
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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible ’
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, ‘}-

THE TRIBUNE;

Â¥

[CCWIPP] for 2003 will exceed -
the total annual payroll (includ-
ing all payroll benefits and gra-,
tuities collected from guests ,
and paid over to employees)
of the entire resort operation."
The Adamson report said
that based on figures to August
31, 2003, South Ocean's ADR
was 84 per cent below the
required rate to generate a rea-
sonable return on the pension:
fund's investment. The hotel |
needed to generate an ADR,
of $438 on its then 39.5 per cent
occupancy, rather than the,
$69.10 ADR it was actually’
achieving. oie
In addition, for the eight
months to August 31, 2003,
South Ocean's. operating losses
were 40 per cent higher than
for the same period in 2002.



2005... 2
No. 00971 "|

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot’!
of land comprising 42,607 square feet being part of ‘|
Allotment Number 12 of a Subdivision known and °
called “Malcolm Allotments”.and situate approximately:
3,420 feet South of Soldier Road and about 440 feet
East of East Street in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT
OF 1959.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF.
ALLISON E. DELEVEAUX

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 11th day.’

of October, A.D. 2005.

The Petition of Allison Deleveaux of Crooked Island
one of the Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas

showeth in respect of:

ALL THAT piece or parcel of land comprising 42,607 .
square feet being part of Allotment Number 12 ofa ©
Subdivision known and called “Malcolm Allotments”
and situate approximately 3,420 feet South of Soldier’
Road and about 440 feet East of East Street in the
Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas, and
bounded on the Northwest by land property of one L.J.
Richardson and running thereon Three Hundred and
Thirty (330) feet and on the Northeast by Lot Number
Fourteen (14) of the said Malcolm Allotments and
running thereon One Hundred and Thirty-two (132)
feet and on the Southeast by land now or formerly the
property of Enid M. Fox and Keath E. Seymour-and
running thereon Three Hundred and Thirty (330) feet,
-and on the Southwest by a Road Reservation Ten (10)
feet wide and running thereon One Hundred and Thirty-

two (132) feet.

The Petitioner, Allison Delevaux; herein claims to be
the owner in fee simple in possession of the said piece of land .
and has made application to The Supreme Court Of The,
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting:»
Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land.
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and:

declared in a Certificate Of Title to be grated by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of that Act.

‘

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said piece of land may be |
inspected during normal office hours at the following places: .

+

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Joseph C. Lédée, Suite No.6, .
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days’
after the final publication of these presents file at the Registry
of The Supreme Court in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and
serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned a Statement of
his/her Claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to

be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement:
Of Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after»

the final publication of these presents shall operate as a bar to's

such claim.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chambers
Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close

e

“siete ele ey

Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorney for the Petitioner





THE TRIBUNE

EROM page 1B

meanit these were not available
to the public for inspection, an
FNM Senator said yesterday
as he responded to denials by a
government minister.

Responding

John Delaney was respond-
ing to Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son, minister of financial ser-
vices and investment, who had
described his allegations that
company searches could not be
carried out at the Registrar
General’s Department this

Vehicle t

summer as incorrect and con-
taining “significant errors”.
But Mr Delaney said yester-
day that it was wrong to blame
problems the difficulties expe-
rienced by registered agents. in
conducting company searches
on ‘beta testing’ of the new
electronic, digitised system.
He said: “The problem
regarding searches of corpo-
rate files of companies regis-
tered under the Companies
Act related entirely to the state
of physical disrepair at the Reg-
istry. Specifically, the premises
suffered sewerage back up this
summer - one of several in the

system

premni

FROM page 1B

the Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National security
said yesterday would help the
police to track stolen vehicles.
Addressing a conference on
New approaches to overcom-
ing Crime, organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
mérce and IBM (Bahamas),
Cynthia Pratt said of the
‘LoJack’ system: “We expect
this project will put a signifi-
caht dent in stolen vehicle
recovery and act as a deterrent
to;vehicle theft in general.”
‘Car insurance premiums are
impacted to some extent by the
level of vehicle theft in the
Bahamas and how many stolen
cars the police are able to
recover, so the ‘LoJack’ system
may PuONde: a positive, boost. ,

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Describing the Chamber
seminar as “timely and topi-
cal”, Mrs Pratt said of the
upcoming Christmas period,
traditionally one that see a
peak in criminal activity: “It is
the busiest time of year for our
merchants and business peo-
ple, a time they depend on to
boost their profits.”

She urged the Chamber to
make the seminar an annual
event, adding that the newly-
formed Tourism Policing Unit
had “by all accounts” been
working well, with the concept
“embraced and well-received
by the public”.

Felix Stubbs, head of IBM
(Bahamas), told the seminar
that reducing crime would cut

the cost of living in the -

Bahamas and “enhance” this
nation’s image, helping to

. attract additional foreign direct |

past two years -'which resulted
in the area containing corpo-
rate files being contaminated
by sewerage.

Experience

“As a result, the experience
was that Registry staff, for a
period, did not make those files
available to the public for
inspection, undoubtedly out of
concern for their own health
as well as the public, until clean
up/decontamination had been
carried out.”

Mr Delaney drew attention
to a Tribune report published

and tourists
“a safer desti-

investment
because it was
nation”.

“Reducing crime does pay,
and it does pay handsomely,”
Mr Stubbs said.

on July 28, which reported
Registrar General’s Depart-
ment employees and visitors as
expressing concern about the
building’s “deplorable struc-
ture” and lack of maintenance.

Meanwhile, Mr Delaney said
beta testing of the system was
not the main problem in rela-
tion to deeds and document
searches, which are essential in
establishing clean land title, but
the “state of the information
in the system for the period
from 2003 to present”, the time
when microfilming was discon-
tinued.

Stating that deeds and docu-



Reginald Ferguson, assistant

commissioner of police, said .

crime impacted the Bahamas’
economic stability and its
effects were felt throughout the
work environment.

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Senator: Sewer back-up hurts company search

ments were completely sepa-
rate from company searches,
Mr Delaney said that each doc-
ument lodged for recording
had to be scanned, a summary
of its information produced,
and this then entered into the
system. When title searches
were conducted, investigators
went through the summary
information to find which were
relevant, before they conduct-
ed full investigations.

Relation

Mr Delaney said: “In rela-
tion to the year 2003 to date
information, the problems are
the summary (‘document infor-
mation’) is incorrect or inade-
quate in most cases, and the
scanned document is not avail-

able for viewing on the system
in most cases.
“Additionally, there are
instances arising where the
index, which is supposed to
state where to find a particular
document in the system, is
defective in that the document
cannot be found where the

‘index states that it is located in

the system.”

Mr Delaney said this meant
the system could not be relied
upon.

He added that his comments
were not meant as criticisms of
the Registrar General’s staff,
who were having to endure
poor working conditions, and
his concern was simply that the
issue be addressed for the ben-
efit of the public.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed tenders for B$59,100,000.00 of 91-Day
Treasury Bills will be received by the banking
manager, The Central Bank of The Bahamas,
Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00p.m. on Friday,

-December 2, 2005. Successful*Tenderers, who
will be advised should take up their bills against
payment on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. These
bills will be in minimum multiples of B$100.00.
Tenders are to be on special forms obtainable
from The Central Bank of The Bahamas or

commercial banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in
multiples of one cent) and should be marked
“Tender”. The Central Bank of the Bahamas
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.



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INTERNATIONAL

GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED
ADVANCED EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Program
of The Ministry of Education, Bank of The Bahamas International is
pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for ALL Students in
The Loan Program will take place at The Holy Trinity Activities
Centre - Stapledon Gardens from December Ist, 2005 through
December 7th, 2005 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm as follows:-

NEW STUDENTS (FIRST TIME RECIPIENTS)
AND RETURNING STUDENTS

A-C: Thursday Ist, December 2005
D-I: Friday 2nd, December 2005

J-M

Monday 5th, December 2005

N-S: Tuesday 6th, December 2005
T-Z: Wednesday 7th, December 2005

Time:

Place:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holy Trinity Activities Centre,

ara Gardens

© Returning Students: Both Students OR Guarantors should be present
and must bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport and National Insurance Card).

New Students: Both Students AND Guarantors should be present and
bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport, National Insurance Card, Current Job Letter and a copy of

Utility Bill)

Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation has been

completed.

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@ SOFTBALL

RAIDERS PRACTICE

WITH the Masters Soft-
ball League already started,
the Miller’s Raiders and. ~
manager Spence Lynes are
calling on all those persons
who wish to play with the
team. A practice session is
scheduled for today between
4-6pm at the Southern
Recreation Grounds. All
interested players should
note that a player’s fee of
$25.00 is required. The .
Raiders will play their first
game on Saturday at the
Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.

@ BASKETBALL
FORBES COMPETES
FOR PENSACOLA
FORMER CV Bethel

Stingrays’ standout Lanardo

Lamont Forbes, son of Mr

and Mrs Locksley Forbes,

has made the varsity basket-
ball team for Pensacola —

Christian College.

The PCC Eagles’ team
participate in interscholastic
competition with other
teams from the Southeast.

Pensacola Christian Col-
lege is a liberal arts college
enrolling students from
every state in the US and
more than 70 foreign’coun-
tries.

Pensacola Christian Col-
lege has an enrollment of
approximately-4,400 full-
time students in its under-
graduate program and offers
over 70 progtams of study.

@ BASKETBALL
CATHOLIC DIOCESAN .
CHAMPIONSHIPS.
GAME two of the _

Catholic Diocesan Primary

Schools’ best-of-three cham-

pionship series willbe.

played today at 3.30pm at
the Loyola Hall, Gladstone

Road.

Game one: was played « on.
Monday with the pennant-
winning St. Francis/Joseph
Shockers taking a 1-0 lead
with a close 35-32 victory —
over the Xavier’s Giants.

The Shockers will attempt

‘to go through the entire sea-
son undefeated when they
play game two today.‘





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PRIMARY SCHOOLS
TOURNEY...

THE New Provitienes’ Pri-

mary Schools’ Sports: Associ-

ation will host its annual vol-
leyball tournament at the
Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex. ~

The event will: kick off
today and ‘run through ©”
Thursday to determine who
will advance to play i in the
finals on Friday in both the
boys and girls divisions.

The competition will get
underway at 10am each day.

MCYCLING .-:
LICENCES ISSUED -
WITH the 2006 season

fast approaching, the New

Providence. Cycling Associa-

tion is encouraging all of its

registered members and
those wishing to become
members to ensure'that they
obtain their licences or they
won't be allowed to Partict-
pate.

Association president
Barron ‘Turbo’ Musgrove
said they intend to issue new
licences by the third week in
January so that the cyclists
will be prepared for the
opening of the season in
February.



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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

AT AGE 63, Abaconian
veteran bodybuilder Arthur
Eldon continues to rack in the
international. achievements.

Over the weekend at the
South Florida Championships,
Eldon competed in the Mas-
ters’ 60-and-over age category
and came out with a second
place finish.

Bahamas Bodybuilding &
Fitness Federation’s president
Danny Sumner said Eldon has
been phenomenal with his
performances over the years.

“He’s just a great individ-
ual,” Sumner summed up.

“When you consider how long
he’s been competing, it’s just
great to see him continue to

Second place finish in the
South Florida Championships



perform as well as he’s been
doing.”

Eldon actually got started
in bodybuilding at the age of
15 in 1957. It was in 1962 when
he entered his first official
competition, coming in third
tm the Mr. Bahamas.

Later that year, Eldon and
Kingsley Poitier made histo-
ry as the first two Bahamians
to represent the Bahamas at
an international meet.

While Poitier went on to
clinch the first title for the

Bahamas when he won Mr
Universe in New York,
Eldon finished fifth in his divi-
sion.

The following year, Eldon
would go on to compete in Mr
West Indies in Barbados

where he claimed a second

place finish.

Forty years later, Eldon is
still competing.

“T think very quietly the
man has done a remarkable
job,” Sumner stressed. “He
has been quietly doing a sig-

nificant job promoting the
Bahamas.

“He’s travelled extensively,
competing for the Bahamas.
A lot of the bodybuilders were
not even born when he started
competing.”

Sumner said what amazes
him is the fact that, every oth-
er day, Eldon is in the gym
training for his next competi-
tion.

Earlier this year, Eldon won
the 50-and-over category in
Grand Bahama and he placed





second in the middleweight
division in the 60-and-over
category in the Southern State
Championships.

Sumner said next year,
Eldon will be getting ready to
compete in his 49th year as.a
bodybuilder.

“There’s no other body-
builder in the Caribbean com-
peting right now who has been
competing longer than
Eldon,” Sumner disclosed.

When Eldon was in his
prime, he competed against
such world renowned com-
petitors as Steve Reeves,
Gordon Scott and Sergio Olivy-
er. :
Sumner said a lot of the
young bodybuilders should
look and learn from the
achievements that Eldon has
accomplished.

Sharks take game
three against Lions

@ THE SC McPherson

Sharks and the HO Nash
Lions continued their fight

for the Government
Secondary Schools Sports
Association’s junior boys

championship yesterday.

Sharks won 25-20, 23-25,

15-9,

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE SC McPherson
Sharks were a little hungrier
for victory in game three of
the Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association’s
junior boys champions and
‘they devoured the HO Nash
Lions.

The pennant-winning
Sharks moved one game
from winning the title after
their 25-20, 23-25, 15-9 deci-
sion over the Lions. on Tues-
day at the AF Adderley
Gym.

Pivotal

“This was a pivotal game
for us because it established
whether we want to go for-
ward or not,” said a cautious
Sharks’ coach Rodney Far-
quharson.

“Tn the first game, we lost
in a nail-biter to them.

“Tt was close.

“We came back and tied
the series and gained the
momentum.

“So we have to make sure
and take advantage of our

opportunities.”
The Sharks played well in

the first set, coming back.

from a 6-1 deficit as Garret
Miller stepped it up in the
front court with a variety of
dinks, flicks and spikes.

They rallied back for a 10-
9 deficit and managed to
surge ahead 16-12 as Lorenzo
Williams was able to help out
on the offensive end.

SC McPherson would
maintain their lead and
pulled off the first set as HO
Nash self-destructed down
the stretch.

However, the Sharks con-
tinued to apply the pressure
in the second set as Prince
Pinder and Williams provid-
ed a 1-2 offensive punch up
front for a 9-5 lead.

But HO Nash relied on the
strong serving from Daniel
Williams as they eventually
tied the score at 17-17.

Both teams traded the ball
when they reached the 20-
point mark and, when they
had the opportunity to com-
plete the two-set sweep, Pin-
der missed three consecutive
spike attempts for the Sharks
as the Lions roared to victo-
ry.
Then in the third set, HO



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Nash carried over their
momentum as they took a
quick 4-1 lead.

But it was short lived as SC
McPherson rebounded for an
8-4 advantage.

HO Nash again made one
last dent at the lead, cutting
the deficit to 12-9.

However, SC McPherson
sealed the deal as Lorenzo
Williams got a block, Pinder
came up with a big spike and
HO Nash hit the ‘final rally
return long.

Basics

Farquharson said his
Sharks will have to work on
getting back to basics, using
the three plays because he’s
convinced that the Lions
can’t handle their attack.

“Also, we have to work on
getting our second line of
players to pick up the dinks
and the spikes,” he said. “We
weren’t able to do a good job
on that in some cases today.”

He was referring to play-
ers such as Kendal McPhee,
Andrew Pierre and Allance
Ferguson, whom he will call
upon to assist his aa big
players.

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Priors Coun act Citi

AS ANNOUNCED by the Minister for Youth, Sports & Culture Neville Wisdom during the
recent National Sports Leaders Conclave, the Government of the Bahamas has approved a new regime
of subventions for elite and developmental Bahamian athletes.



Following is the complete and official list of the Government's Athlete Subventions:

@ ELITE ATHLETES

Christine Amertil (Track & Field)

Chris Brown (Track & Field)

Marvin Rolle (Lawn Tennis) $19,600
$26,400 Christopher Vythoulkas (Swimming) $19,600

$26,400

Dominic Demeritte (Track & Field) . $26,400
$19,600 & DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANCE

Jackie Edwards (Track & Field)



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Laverne Eve (Track & Field) $26,400 Derek Atkins (Track & Field) $12,000
Debbie Ferguson (Track & Field) $26,400 Shandria Brown (Track & Field) $12,000
Savetheda Fynes (Track & Field) $26,400 Aaron Cleare (Track & Field) $12,000
Avard Moncur (Track & Field) $26,400 Grafton Ifill (Track & Field) $12,000
Leevan Sands (Track & Field) $26,400 Travano McPhee (Swimming) $12,000
Chandra Sturrup (Track & Field) $26,400 Devin Mullings (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Tonique Williams Darling (Track & Field) $26,400 Timothy Neiliy (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Tamara Rigby (Track & Field) $12,000

Tavara Rigby (Track & Field) $12,000
@ EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY, 2005 Tino Sands (Track & Field) $12,000
Tamika Clarke (Track & Field) | $19,600 Ryan Sweeting (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Dennis Darling (Track & Field) $19,600 Andre Williams (Track & Field) $12,000
Toureano Johnson (Boxing) $19,600
Jeremy Knowles (Swimming) $19,600 “*Developmental Assistance is pending for two
Johnathon Massey (Cycling) $19,600 additional athletes, subject to NEC a unWa ES *
Nathaniel McKinney (Track & Field) $26,400 regulatory approval.
Bjorn Munroe (Lawn Tennis) $19,600 ae
Osbourne Moxey (Track & Field) $19,600 & PROVISIONAL :

BSC MCPHERSON SHARKS in action during their victory yesterday.

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Nicholas Rees (Swimming)

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005



Artists share culture at
Art International: 2005

ll By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

WHEN people come
together to share their culture,
great things happen. It's a
merger that allows each per-
son involved to see the world
through the other’s eyes, to
realise the many differences
that exist between the two, but
to also see the similarities.

That was exactly what
Princess Bo Sigrist Guirey, a
London-born artist who has
lived in the Bahamas since she
was a child, sought to bring
about through her latest exhi-
bition: Art International: 2005.
The exhibition, which runs to
the end of December at Guar-
anty Trust Bank Limited,
Lyford Cay, has given
Bahamian artists an opportu-
nity to showcase their work
alongside those of interna-

_tional artists.

The exhibition, organisers
say, serves as the very suc-
cessful start of an exciting
-artistic adventure that not only
bridges geographical gaps, but
artistic styles as well.

Reality

"I felt that Bahamian artists
didn't get the recognition they
should have worldwide. There
is so much talent in this coun-
try really. I wanted to show-
case that," Princess Guirey
told Tribune Arts in an inter-
view before the opening of the
show last Friday. After trav-
eling to London, and meeting
with some of her artist friends
who were all excited to come
to the Bahamas, the interna-
tional show became a reality.

"It’s a lead up, I hope, to
Bahamian artists going to
major galleries in London.
That's what I would like to
see happen," Princess Guirey
told Tribune Arts.

"We are all improving we
are all striving to move fur-
ther, and I don't think any of
us will sit and say I'll keep

turning out the same thing

now that we have been part





“I felt that Bahamian artists’

didn't get the recogni

tion

they should have worldwide..
There is so much talent in

this country really.

. Lwanted

to showcase that.”



Princess Bo Sigrist Guirey

of this exhibition. I think a lot
of Bahamian art has been
doing the seas and the boats
because it does sell well, but in
.this exhibition we have rather
got away from that. The artists
have become even more dar-
ing," she said.

Bahamians, John Beadle,
John Cox, Claudette Dean,
Tyrone Ferguson, Nora Smith,
Dorman Stubbs, Rupert
Watkins and Lillian Blades
were invited to display their
works in the exhibition. Five
artists from the UK; Marika
Brennen, Simon Eden,
Christopher Hankey, Lynda
Minter and Maria-Rita
Phillipes; two from Africa,
Robert Slingsby (South
Africa), and Michael Allard
(Zimbabwe) were also invit-
ed.

Renowned artist, Micheline
Roquebrune Connery, wife of
Sean Connery, also has one
piece on display that depicts
her granddaughters in play,
though it is not for sale. This is
the first time that the artist
has ever lent any of her pieces
to an exhibition in a gallery,
having only ever displayed in
museums. The work of
Princess Guirey is also on
exhibition. Collectively, 90
pieces are being showcased.

While many of the artists
have remained within specific
disciplines of art; sculptures,
oils or acrylics, and even mix
medium paintings - some have
created their own art media.
British artist, Simon Eden,
told Tribune Arts that he

jumped at the opportunity to
be a part of the exhibition,
which he described as "an idea

of putting together an eclectic

mix of artists". He wanted to
see where the parallels:lie
between his work and the
work of Bahamian artists, as
well as experience what dri-
ves them all as artists.

In the past, Edon has
worked,in a variety of medi-
ums, but decided to take a
sabbatical several years ago
and move into the mountains
with his family to spend one
year exploring a new idea, one
that he hoped would fuse all
of the disciplines he has
worked in together.

Sculpture

One year became two, and
finally Edon had created a
new media that he now calls,
“coda-graphs". Each piece
begins as a sketch which the
artist uses to create a three-
dimensional sculpture creat-
ed with pigments, bones,
stones, petals, pixels, ink, light
- almost no material is exclud-
ed. The sculptures are then
photographed from multiple
angles and the negatives
developed. He scans the neg-
atives and originals into a
computer together and prints
them onto fine art paper, or
board. The prints make it to
his easel and are re-worked
with acrylics or ink. The entire
process can take months
because he usually works on

several pieces at one time.
One of the six coda-graphs
in the exhibition depicts tree

bark and coral, another uses
fishing net, aquatic plants and
rocks, and another uses sea-
weed - all emerged in water
before they were pho-
tographed. Another piece
highlights the pigmentation of
sand, and like the rest, the
materials were submerged in
water. Drops of oil have been
added to create a swirling
effect before the piece is pho-
tographed.

In a tribute to the Bahamas,
a country surrounded by
water, Edon's six coda-graphs
are based on the ixthus (or
icthus), the Greek symbol for
fish.

Said the artist: "With these
ixthus coda-graphs, I wanted
people to think about the his-
tory of the islands. Arthur C
Clarke once said, ‘how strange
that we call this planet earth,
when it should be called
ocean', because it's entirely
ocean. So the theme of the
fish, and the first recorded set-
tlers living here relying on
fishing for their survival, it
seemed to be a good theme
to explore since I was coming
to the Bahamas for the first
time."

Marika Brennen, who is
also in the Bahamas for the
first time and is showcasing
her work along with her moth-
er, Maria-Rita Phillips, has
fallen in love with the art of



Claudette Dean and John Cox
because of their ability to cap-
ture true artistic energy, she
said. Art International marks .
the first time that Brennen has
displayed her work alongside
Bahamian artists, and it has
proven to be a learning expe-
rience.

She told Tribune Arts that
Cox is "totally international"
and wants art to have no
boundaries. Speaking of his
pieces, a series of six mixed
medium paintings with a black
and white theme, Brennen
said that: "He has this extra-
ordinary history where he was
looking at shapes on caves
that were hundreds and hun-
dreds of years old, and he was
able to bring that communi-
cation cf art into this century
in this piece.

“Tt is looking and trying to
understand what people so
many years ago were trying to
communicate, ani I think
that's moving. The trees going
across, to me, symbolizes the
unity of all earth, the growth
of us all. I was completely
wowed."

Describing Claudette Dean
as a woman after her own
heart, Brennen has found a
Bahamian artist who shares a
similar vision as hers, that
colour is a powerful commu-

SEE page two



PAGE 2C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

THE TRIBUNE



THE ARTS



Artists share culture at
Art International: 2005



& WORK by John Cox (above) and Claudette Dean (below right) from Art International: 2005.

FROM page one

nication tool. In one of Dean's
paintings, "The Artist" vivid
colours are used to depict the
spirit of a painter.

"In it her hand becomes the
palette with all the colours. It
becomes one with her. And
talking to (Dean) I thought,
this is an amazing woman who
is spiritually and artistically
inspiring," said Brennen.

As one who also loves
colour, and who considers her-
self a spiritual person, Bren-
nen's work speaks for her. The
message of being in-touch with
ones environment, easily felt
and recognized, but difficult
to put into words, is summed
up using layers of colours.

Explaining the philosophy
behind her "Mother and Son"
oil painting that follows the
same format found in all her
work - small objects set against
a large negative space, the
artist told Tribune Arts: "The
space here is the enormity of
where we live, the environ-

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ment, the universe. Under-
neath all of this is a bright red
that is at the centre of the
earth. The very beginning
would be strong red and then
the grays and the browns are
the rocks and the earth. Then
I paint the colours of flowers.

"The smaller mother and
child in the corner signifies
how small we are in the earth
and highlighting the beauty of
a mother teaching her child
how to water a garden, to be a
good steward on earth. Her
simplicity of just teaching her
child is what the world needs.

"And the background, if you

‘look at anything under a

microscope it becomes un-den-
sified, fluid and part of every-
thing around me. So rather
than painting a specific tree, I
am showing that if you look
closely under a microscope
you can see the fluidity, the
connection between every-
thing on earth. They are defi-
nitely spiritual paintings."

Michael Allard, who works |

in acrylics, explores the lighter,
brighter side of Zimbabwe, a
culture that is currently rid-
dled with social unrest, pover-
.ty and 80 per cent unemploy-
ment.

"As a rule I prefer to find
some of the funnier things that
happen in life. I don't want to
do people killing each other.
I'm about enjoying life wher-
ever you are. When I paint,
it's like I make my own ideal



world because I love Africa
and there are good things to

paint there."

In his one and only political
painting, which the artist had
to hide in his studio and roll in
his carry-on luggage, a man is
depicted riding backwards on a
bicycle, touting the motto of
the existing government. By
painting the man riding back-
wards, the artist is making a
political statement: "I feel that
the government is moving
backwards".

But Allard's other two
paintings in the exhibition
depict the humour of what he
sees in his country. A Zim-
babwe man, wearing a huge
smile on his face, casually rid-
ing a bicycle and carrying
chickens, and another depicts a
child pushing another child up
a hill on a bicycle.

For Allard, coming to the
Bahamas for the first time to
be a part of an international
effort has been rewarding. He
has been impressed with what
he has seen, and how his work
has been received.

“The works of the Bahami-
ans are superb. That's a won-
derful thing, and that's what I.
think is so great about an inter-
national exhibition. Art is art.
It's not where you live. My
work reflects my life in Africa
and what I see.

“But I'm thrilled that people
in the Bahamas are appreciat-
ing my work."

@ MALCOLM RAE will be the featured artist (above) at thé
11th Annual Festival Noel 2005: An Evening Under the Stars:
@ the Rand Nature Centre, Freeport, Grand Bahama.

‘STAN BURNSIDE: Recent paintings by the artist will be

featured in an exhibition Friday December 2 @ the artist's
Home Gallery on Eastern Road, Corner of Tower Heights,
from 6pm - 9pm. Private viewing by appointment.

lm SHELDON SAINT is being featured at Ristorante Villag-
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(violin), her daughter in law, Olga Dyachkovskaya (soprano). Yuri Bashmet fH
and the Moscow Soloists, will be performing February 24 @ the Theatre for §
the Performing Arts - (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet). There will
be a lunchtime concert for children and an evening concert for adults. February #
26 @ Old Fort Bay Club, Buckners private residence (Quintet). February27
@ Christ Church Cathedral (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet).
‘Guest appearance with the Orchestra — Jo Anne Callender. Oleg Polianski will §
perform April 7 @ Government House and April 8 @ the Klonaris resi-
dence. Oleg is a well known in Europe as a pianist living in Germany. Details

of the tickets and programmes will be advised shortly.

Parties, Nightclubs
& Restaurants



LITTLE MISS BAHAMAS PAGEANT: There are 38 lovely little ladies in
this year’s Little Miss Bahamas pageant...Please bring your little love ones to
see the crowning of the new Miss Little Bahamas 2005/2006, or invite others
that you know may have little ones interested in attending. The exciting
event is scheduled for Sunday, December 18 @ 4pm at the Rain Forest The-
. atre, Wyndham Crystal Palace. Tickets are available from the Juke Box,

Mall at Marathon, contestants or at the door.

Gospel choirs will be competing each Saturday, for a period of six weeks, at Health
the Braiders Square at Festival Place on Prince George Wharf. Choirs will be
judged on musicianship, group coordination and symmetry, technique, ver-
satility of chosen song, program choice and presentation of final perfor-
mance. The choir categories include ladies, men, mixed voice, youth and
groups of choirs. The competition will commence with preliminaries in Octo-

ber and finals in November and December. One group will be eliminated each
-@° Saturday. The selection of the winning choir is scheduled to take place at the
‘@' Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 10, at 6pm at Festival
~g@’ Place.



lhe 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 info. ; :

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thurs-
days at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Drive). Doc-
tor approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more information.

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic 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 pressure and cholesterol
testing is available. For more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

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

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

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every month,
all night long. :

6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference room.

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

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



Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the American Heart Associ-

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

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

_ Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool.

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Admission $35, all inclusive food and drink. —

‘| Karaoke Music Mondaze @ ‘Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all night

long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-
until.

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, showtime

‘@' 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s music in the VIP Lounge,
Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers.

. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

, Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach.. Flavoured Fridays Happy Hour, every Friday.

- Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2
for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahamian Night (Free
admission) every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke
Sundays from 8pm to midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials. all night long.

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco’s, Sandyport, from 4pm-until, playing deep,

“(@. funky chill moods with world beats.

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

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Drive.

Singer/songwriter Steven Holden performs solo with special guests Thursday

“jg from 9pm - midnight.

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

a; Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge, British Colonial Hilton,

Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-12am.

: Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant & Lounge, Eneas St off
| Poinciana Drive. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark

Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food and drinks.

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



The Arts

STAN BURNSIDE: Recent paintings by the artist will be featured in an exhi-
bition Friday December 2 @ the artist's Home Gallery on Eastern Road, Cor-
ner of Tower Heights, from 6pm - 9pm. Private viewing by appointment.

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SE“LDON SAINT is being featured at Ristgrante Villaggio, Caves Village
West Bay Street, until December 3 from 5pnf - 9pm.







Furniture by Margot Bethel and jewellery by Nadia Campbell will be on dis-

play Friday, December 9, at PopopStudios Gallery, Dunmore Lane, Chip-

pingham from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

ART INTERNATIONAL, featuring the work of nine Bahamian artists, -

five well known artists from the UK, one from South Africa and one from Zim-
babwe will be held gratis, of the Guaranty Bank, Lyford Manor, just outside
the Lyford Cay gates. The exhibition will be open to the public until the end
of December. The work of the artists on display can be seen in collections
worldwide, and have been shown in numerous exhibitions. Representing the
Bahamas will be; John Beadle; Lillian Blades; John Cox; Claudette Dean;
Tyrone Ferguson; Bo Sigrist Guirey; Nora Smith, Dorman Stubbs and Rupert
Watkins. Lady Connery, Sir Sean’s wife, has kindly agreed to open the exhi-
bition. She is an exceptional artist, and will be exhibiting one of her paintings.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is hosting its 22nd Annual Art Competition
and Exhibition. The works are on display until December. The National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be hosting a series of workshops
throughout November. Persons interested in attending any of the sessions
should contact the NAGB.

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be hosting a series of
workshops throughout November. Persons interested in attending any of
the sessions should contact the NAGB.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an
exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey through the history of fine art in
the Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the national collection, includ-
ing recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes February 28,
2006.

The Nassau Music Seciety would like to remind the public of the concerts that
will take place for their: “FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS 2006”. The
Navilie Gutman Quartet. January 13 @ Government House and January 14
@ St Paul’s Church Hall, Lyford Cay. Natalie Gutman is one of the world’s

leading cellists and she will be playing

with the Society’s artistic director, Igor
Rakelson,(piano), her son Sviatoslav,









JAR T

ation offers CPR classes certified by the AHA. The course defines the warn-
ing 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
Community Training Representative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today.

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






3 sed to offer a cycling
clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held ever Saturday

_in'an etfort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents interested in registering their

children should contact organisers at jarcycling@gmail.com

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incor-
porated meets 6:30 pm every third Wednesday at the Bahamas National
Pride Building.

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm.

The Bahamas Historical Society will be hosting a presentation by Lionel
Levine, entitled: "What will be Sir Stafford Sands' niche in Bahamian Histo-
ry?" The meeting is scheduled for December 1 @ 6pm at the museum on
Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. The public is invited to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Bahamas Chapter
meets the third Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, 6pm.

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

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there's one little problem: She
has ten kids (six of whom were
adopted) and he has eight. The
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Potter and his fellow contes-
tants must put their lives at risk
to compete against each other
in a series of spectacular magic-
based tasks (I’m not going to
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what).

If that wasn’t enough, Harry
is suffering from nightmares
featuring Voldemort, the man
who murdered his parents
years earlier.

The first thing that strikes
you about The Goblet of Fire is
that the principal characters —
Harry, Ron and Hermoine —
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The film makes clever use of
this with first crushes and unre-
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together.

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effects, which really are incred-
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hi-tech.

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hangs over the proceedings,

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particular ball rolling, but even
some of the Triwizard events
will give you the shivers.

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If I have one complaint, it’s
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with a bit of a trim. When a
film has as many great tricks
up its sleeve as this one, Pottér
neutrals might find themselves
willing the story to get a move
on through the duller
moments.

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probably ‘the’
‘eal colour theme
to kick of the Christ-
mas party season, but
W. KO Productions ‘is
making it work, and refresh-
ingly, taking partygoers away
from the typical, loud, red sea-
sonal attire. "The Black Out",
the fourth installment of its
colour fetes is set for Decem-
ber 10 at’ The Monument, Fort
Charlotte.

"Creating a twist on Christ-
mas entertainment, Kenny
Mackey and Ozzie Pratt (the
K and O respectively), is push-
ing the Christmas theme to the
extreme this year by allowing
party lovers to party in black
attire. Not to.cast a shadow on
the season, but to offer the ulti-
mate experience: "Black is
total transformation from the
intensity of light into the'shad-
ow of elegance, classiness and
style. For the ultimate Christ-
mas x-perience no doubt, step
from the light into The Black
Out", Ozzie Pratt told Tribune
Entertainment, in keeping ‘with
their custom of defining the
colour for each of their parties.
“All men, who turn out to the
party will receive a special item
that is synonymous with the
season, which organisers hope
will have everyone talking. "It's
a.Christmas item, but we think
it.is going to be a great ice-
breaking tool for conversation
between the men and the
ladies," Pratt says with a laugh.

“A female all-star hip hop
dance group out of Miami,
Xclusive, with moves similar to

routines seen on movies,
"Bring it On" and "You got
Served", will be in the house
as the featured entertainment
for the night. According to
Pratt, the group presents an
éxciting show with a number
of musical genrés packed intg
their performance.

"I think the wave in the
Bahamas now is dance. The
dance instructions are really

pular, the Willie Bounce,
Bas the happening thing right
now. So I think Bahamians are
ggally gonna feel (Xclusive),
Specially. since they are all

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out guys at the forefront of
the whole dancing thing, but
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tion that "presents a unique
history, a place where a lot of
action took place. It has a cer-
tain appeal".

Scratch the idea that this is a
black tie soiree though, KO
Productions is still keeping it
very real this time around - in
their usual "classy but sexy"
laid-back atmosphere. The
Black Out is the latest fete in
their desire to givé Bahamian
partygoers something other
than a ‘stand around and drink
and socialize’ party. It offers
Bahamians, on a professional
level, the opportunity fo net-
work,

The group, which has been
organising parties for some
time, decided to cement their
efforts and make a name. for
themselves earlier this year
with ‘Blue Passion’. ‘Outra-
geous in Red’ and ‘Yellow
Fever’ followed, and plans are
underway for a white-themed
party in January.

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PROLONG THE LIFE OF THIS EE END ARC EL SPECIES

The precarious life expectancy of the Nassau Grouper around the world, and here i in The Bahamas, has prompted a nationwide closure of the Nassau Sreuper: fishing season from December 16 to funy 16 to allow this delicate! :

species to spawn. xf
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The Nassau Grouper, a favorite of Bahamians, especially for native dishes like boil and stew fish, grouper fingers and steam fish, have been rendered commercially extinct in many areas Sareuhd the world, including the Caribbean.
This species is currently on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Endangered Species and is a candidate for the U.S. Endangered Species list. |

By instituting a closed fishing season to protect the Nassau Grouper, The Bahamas joins a host of other countries who currently have laws in place to protect this species. Belize recently legislated a four-month closed season
and has instituted measures to protect eleven aggregated sites within marine reserves. In 2003, the Cayman Islands closed their grouper aggregations for eight years. The Nassau Grouper is also completely protected in PUsited

States waters. Mee |
The closed season provides protection for the Nassau Grouper during a critical point in their life cycle, during spawning, | 2
E The Nassau Grouper spends most of its life alone but during the winter months, they swim hundreds of miles and group together by the thousands to spawn, Most of the stocks of the Nassau Grouper in the Caribbean have - :

become commercially extinct as a result of fishermen targeting these spawning aggregations. ; ! 2 ee



| The spawning stage of the Nassau Grouper that takes place in these aggregation sites are critically important to the life cycle of the species as it is during this time that the entire annual feproducigns for a region is produced.
Entire regional stocks of the Nassau Grouper have been wiped out as a result of intense fishing pressure on spaying aggregations.

This potentially perilous reality facing the Nassau Grouper is the driving force behind the move by regional marine research organizations and environmental protection groups siveealiny proteouig| of the species, especially
during spawning. ‘ er

In addition its role as a tasty Bahamian delicacy, the Nassau Gioupet’ is also avery important predatory fish on coral reefs. Their extinction could lead to a domino effect on other marine life as it éoald upset the delicate eco-
balance of the marine habitat. du '

To protect this delicate species, The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with athe? NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Naseah Grouper. They are asking Babernisne’ to support this effort by
) refraining from eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season. For more information on how you can protect the Nassua Grouper contact BREEF at 362-6477 or visit their website www. breef.org.

: The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with other NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Naas Grouper. They are re asking Bahamians
| to support this effort by refraining from eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season Dec. 16 through Feb. 16 and allow this delicate species to spawn. |

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Lawyer claims Freeport
was ‘discriminated against’

# By RUPERT MISSICK Jr
Chief Reporter

GOVERNMENT has
breached the Hawksbill Creek
Agreement and discriminated
against Freeport by offering
concessions to investors that
exceed those given to the port
area, lawyer Fred Smith told
The Tribune yesterday. |

Recent Heads of Agreements
entered into bétween govern-
ment and private investors, Mr
Smith said, have not only
breached the Hawksbill agree-
ment but pushed investment
away from the econonMeally
crippled island.

Mr Smith said that these
agreements signed in “secret by
government are not democrat-
ic”.

He said that the reason the
Port Authority has not
“demanded its respect” from
‘government is because it is
“afraid of the PLP”.

As a lawyer Mr Smith has lit-
igated against several govern-
ment entities for breaches in the
agreement, once all the way to
the Privy Council.

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concessionary zone in the
Bahamas. However, offering
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sions than the agreement is cre-
ating a situation where Freeport
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fysently than rest of-the-
, Bahamas, the Port Authority is

able to take legal action against
the government.

In the case of the $3.1 billion
Ginn investment, Mr Smith'said
that government did Grand
Bahama a disservice by moving
it out to the west end where
there is no infrastructure.

“Ginn does not need any

SEE page 11



ENM Senator claims ‘secret
clauses’ remain in BahaMar deal

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THERE remain secret clauses and agreements within the
BahaMar deal that have not been disclosed to the Bahamian peo-
ple, FNM Senator Carl Bethel claimed yesterday.

This statement came after Prime Minister Perry Christie declared
that the BahaMar deal was a model of transparency, with the
details of the agreement having been printed in all the daily news-
papers and the information shared with members of the opposition.

“The prime minister also made reference to the fact that I,
together with the former party leader, Senator OAT “Tommy”
Turnquest, and Alvin Smith the then leader of the opposition,
attended a meeting with the BahaMar/Izmirlian group at which
meeting he claimed that full disclosure of the proposed development

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Bomb scare
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Nassau Resort

@ By TIFFANY GRANT
Tribune Staff Reporter

@ THE ee oe the
Cole’s of Nassau ladies
boutique took centre
stage yesterday at the
annual Bahamas
Humane Society fashion
show and luncheon. The
event, which is spon-
sored by Diane Cole-
Morley, owner of Cole’s
of Nassau, is expected to
raise $10,000 for the soci-
ety.

A BOMB scare at the Wynd-
ham Nassau Resort and Crystal
Palace Casino forced guests and
employees to evacuate the hotel
yesterday. -

According to Chief Superin-
tendent of Police Hulan Han-
na, police received a call at
12.50pm that a bomb was at the
Crystal Palace.

As a-result, Robert Sands,
vice president of administration
and external affairs, at the hotel
said that the entire facility was
evacuated. Guest and employ-
ees were relocated to the medi-

SEE page 12

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"full photo spread.

American man
convicted of

smuggling nine
people through

the Bahamas

‘i By CARA BRENNEN and
PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporters

A US citizen has been con-
victed of trying to smuggle nine
persons through the Bahamas
to the United States.

The conviction of Antonia
Darius is the first US convic-
tion resulting from a joint

* Bahamian-United States anti-
smuggling task force. °

Officers of the United States
Coast Guard announced yes-
terday that Darius had been
found guilty of nine counts of
alien smuggling for the purpose

SEE page 12

US waits on the
Bahamas over
Cuban doctors

@ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter



Two expected to appear in

court on murder charges

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter |

Minister: south-west coastline of
Grand Bahama is ‘no build: zone

m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Two persons are expected to
be arraigned on murder charges in Freeport
Magistrates Court today, according to Assistant
Commissioner Ellison Greenslade.

The suspects - a juvenile and an adult male -
were taken into custody in connection with
the shooting death of 34-year-old Tanya “Pen-
ny” Pinder, an office clerk who was found shot
to death last Friday at Cool Breeze Apart-
ments on Hudson Avenue.

’ Mr Greenslade said a third man is also being
sought by police in connection with the inci-
dent.

FREEPORT - Housing Minister Shane Gib-
son announced that the entire south-west coast-
line of Grand Bahama.-has been declared a “
build zone” following the devastation caused by
Hurricane Wilma.

Mr Gibson said government would no longer
allow reconstruction on land situated on the
southern side of the road in settlements from
Williams Town to West End.

“We were able to discuss with the Ministry
of Works those areas that would be considered to
be no build zones...and preliminary informa-
tion is they would not allow the rebuilding of
homes and businesses in those areas on the south
side of the road,” he said.

Mr Gibson said government has identified
land for the development of two new sub-divi-
sions for the relocation of residents, and a site for

AUTHORITIES at the US
Embassy are now awaiting word
from the Bahamas government
on whether two Cuban doctors,
apprehended in Bahamian

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and killed during an attempted armed robbery : to them for admission into the
at the Bud Ann Investment office at Cool : US.

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Meeting planned to identify |
area for homeless Haitians

AN emergency meeting is
being held in Abaco tonight to
identify a site for a new sub-
division for homeless Haitians
following the devastating fire
at The Mud settlement.

Members of Central Abaco
District Council will make rec-
ommendations to Housing
Minister Shane Gibson follow-
ing what is expected to be a
lively discussion.

The minister sought local
input into the decision-making
process when he visited Abaco
to view the debris of the fire
last week.

At tonight’s meeting, council
members are expected to reject
_ any‘suggestion of a rural site

and choose an area near exist-
ing development..

“Tt is felt the Haitians should
be near the existing communi-
ties so they can carry on their
social activities,” said a resi-
dent.

“The problem is that none
of the existing towns — Marsh
Harbour, Dundas Town and
Murphy Town — wants this
sub-division.

“Yet it’s accepted that it _

- would be wrong to start a sep-
arate Haitian community in an

open country area.”

Two acres of The Mud shan-
ty settlement were levelled by
the fire, which is believed to
have been started by an elder-
ly woman lighting a kerosene
lamp.

Early estimates suggested
that 128 homes had been
destroyed. However, that fig-
ure has been revised down-
wards to about 60, with 251
Haitians now having registered
as homeless and in need of
help.

Other homeless families are
thought to have resisted regis-
tration because of their illegal
status.

“A count has been made of

home foundations and the

number is reckoned to be
about 60,” said an islander.

“The early estimate was way

out, though it is always diffi-
cult to make an accurate assess-
ment because the buildings
were so Close together.”

During his visit to Abaco, .

Mr Gibson asked locals to sug-
gest where a low-cost housing
division could be built.

- The government has already
decided that no more building
will be allowed on The Mud

site and plans to fence it off
once debris has been cleared
away.

A light digger is being
brought in after three heavier
vehicles — including two back-
hoes — got mired down on the
site.

The Mud got its name from

@ CO-CHAIRPERSON of the ball Shanrese Bain; Colinalmperial
senior vice-president Keith Major; National director for the AIDS
programme Dr Perry Gomez; Camille Barnett, chairman of AIDS
Foundation of the Bahamas; Emmanuel Alexiou, principal owner
of Colinalmperial; Dr Marcus Bethel, Minister of Health and

seabed slurry pumped into the
area during a harbour dredg-
ing project. Haitians then
began building shacks on the
six-acre plot.

The latest fire is ‘the fifth in
the last decade affecting Hait-

ian slum settlements on the

island.

Environment; Richenda King, Colinalmperial.



Abaconians are hoping the
blaze will now focus govern-
ment attention on the whole
Haitian immigration problem.

Volunteer firemen who were.

threatened with knives during
the blaze are now demanding
police protection before they
enter the slums again. -

$100,000
for AIDS

THE 12th: annual
Red Ribbon Ball was a
huge success, raising
$100,000 for the fight
against AIDS.

Colinalmperial Insur-
ance Limited, in part-
nership with several

| corporate citizens, host-
ed what was said to be
an unforgettable event.

Sponsors donated a

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Through a partnership
agreement with Kerzn-
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_ Road Traffic
- Department

plans to be:
‘aggressive’
i By NATARIO MCKENZIE

WITH 61 traffic fatalities
recorded so far and just a few
weeks remaining in the year,
Road Traffic Controller Jack
Thompson says that his depart-
ment is already looking forward
to amore aggressive road safe-
ty campaign in 2006.

“We have developed a 12-
month strategic plan,” Mr
Thompson said yesterday.
Announcements will be made
about the plan in early January.

“People may have thought we
were active in 2005 but we will
redouble our efforts in 2006.
Every month there will be two
or three programmes designat-

ed towards road safety,” Mr

Thompson said.

Mr Thompson said that the
department was also particu-
larly concerned for the safety
of motorists and pedestrians
alike in the coming weeks.

“We know that we have an
average of four deaths per
month and we know that we are
now about to move into the fes-
tive season, SO we are concerned
that many persons intend to
engage in heavy drinking” Mr
Thompson said.

He added: “More cars. aré
being brought onto the island.
At the Department of Road
Traffic we are seeing an average
of 20 cars per day being licensed
for the. first time and more will
come but the island is not
expanding, the island is a
21 by seven.’ ;

New advert
to promote
road safety

IN light of the gruesome
death of a young boy just yards
away from his school nearly two
weeks ago, the Department’ of
Road Traffic and several com-
munity based organisations
intend to create an advert mak-
ing a plea for road safety. ~

Road traffic controller Jack
Thompson, along with the
senior mistress and vice-princi-
pal of the Stephen Dillet Pri-
mary School, cco-ordinators of
the St Cecilia Urban Renewal

' Project and members from the

Bahamas Loving Care Associa-
tion, met at Stephen Dillet pri-
mary yesterday to discuss mea-
sures to promote student safety.

On November 19 young
Treak Paul was accidentally
crushed by a “Mack” dump
truck as he attempted to cross
the road near hic school,
Stephen Dillet primary.

Those at the meeting agréed

“on the creation of an ad diréct-

ing a more compassionate plea
towards motorists.

“From the beginning of the
school year we had launched a
no fatality for schools campaign,
so having | this one sadness us
greatly,” Mr Thompson said
yesterday.

“One is too many, we have
lost one and that bothers me,
next year we have to redouble
our efforts and be creative and
innovative in our ideas to edu-
cate motorists,” he said.

The ad would involve a class-
mate or classmates of Treak’s
making a passionate plea for
motorists to drive carefully. The
add will be directed not only

. towards Stephen Dillet for all

schools.

Angela Morley, vice-princi-
pal of Stephen Dillet Primary
School said that she was
extremely concerned over the
fact that the community had
viewed young Treak Paul’s
death as somewhat the school’s
fault.

Meeting to
be held on
subject of

immigration

IMMIGRATION and. its
effects on a developing society
will be the subject of a town
meeting being held tonight at
the School of Hospitality.

Dr Bernard Nottage, lawyers
Tennyson Wells and Brian
Moree, and trade union attor-
ney Obie Ferguson are listed ‘to
speak along with Charles May:
nard.

The meeting is being held by
Civil Society Bahamas at the
UWI dining room from 6pm to
8.30pm. The public is invited.
THE TRIBUNE

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005, PAGE 3





In brief —

thought to
have been
suicide

AN Eleutheran fisherman
whose body was found on Mon-
day is thought to have commit-
ted suicide.

The body of 40-year-old Joe
Westley Carey was discovered
by family members hanging
from a tree in his backyard at
10.30pm on Monday.

He was pronounced dead on
the scene.

Investigations into the mat-
ter continue.

Family
escapes
propane
explosion

A family of Grays, Long
Island made a lucky escape on
Monday when their propane
tank exploded, partially blowing
off the roof of their home.

The family noticed an odour
of gas in the house at around
noon and immediately fled the
building, according to press liai-
son officer Walter Evans.

Shortly after the family had
left the house, the 100-pound
propane exploded, tearing away
the entire front part of the roof
and ceiling.

No one was injured.

Governor
General
demission
ceremony

THE Cabinet Office has

announced that to mark the
demission of office by Gover-
nor-General _- Dame _ Ivy
Dumont, a State Ceremony of
‘Farewell will be held during a
joint sitting of the House of
_Assembly and Senate in the
Senate Chamber at 1lam on
Wednesday, November 30.

The public is advised that the
ceremony is public event and
spectators are welcome.

_ Members of Parliament are
reminded to report to their
respective chambers at the
“appointed hour.

Adderley
is granted
Queen’s|
assent

The Cabinet Office has
announced that Her Majesty
the Queen has assented to the
appointment of Paul Lawrence
Adderley to act as the gover-
nor-general of the Bahamas.

The appointment will be
effective from Wednesday,
November 30 upon the retire-

ment of Governor-General

Dame Ivy Dumont.

New EU
benene
tarit? in
2006

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Caribbean countries



regulate the cruise industry

THE Bahamas and other Caribbean
countries have been warned that they
need to act together to regulate the
cruise ship industry and sa,e the envi-
ronment.

Former diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders
told an audience in London that cruise
ships are not only polluting the sea but
generating little revenue for nations
that will ultimately have to pay the price
for reef and marine life damage.

His comments came during a lecture
at London Metropolitan University to
diplomats, UK government officials and
businessmen.

“Within the next decade, if tourism is
to survive, the Caribbean will pay a high
price for the abuse of the Caribbean

Sea, particularly as the cruise ship com-
panies have refused to pay an environ-'

mental levy that hotels are obliged to
pay,” he said.

“Recent history of dealing with cruise
ships reveals a willingness by some
Caribbean governments to ‘compete’

' with other Caribbean governments by

agreeing to terms with the cruise ship
operators that were rejected by their
colleagues.

“On the so-called competition game,
the operators have won and the
Caribbean has lost. This is why there is
need now for Caribbean governments,
activing collectively and harmoniously,
to implement identical legislation and
enforcement machinery for regulating
the cruise ship industry and protecting
the environment.”

Earlier, Sir Ronald said the
Caribbean Sea was crucial to the

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@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Two
Freeport men were arraigned
in the Magistrate’s Court yes-
terday in connection with a
spate of armed robberies that
occurred over the past four
weeks on Grand Bahama.

Michael Fowler, 30, of
Grenfell Avenue, and Troy
McIntosh, 36, of Forbisher
Drive, appeared in court one
before Magistrate Franklyn
Williams to face four charges.

It is alleged that on Novem-
ber 26 Fowler and McIntosh,
armed with a weapon, robbed
Denise Johnson of the Hawks-
bill Service Station in Freeport
of an undetermined amount
of cash.

The men are also accused
of the October 25: armed rob-
bery of the Burns House
Liquor Store at Churchill
Square, where they allegedly
robbed female employee,
Tameka Wood, of $2,000
while armed with a weapon.

Fowler was also accused of
robbing Jewel Sands of $300
cash on November 24 while
armed with a weapon.

It is alleged that on Novem-
ber 23, McIntosh and Fowler,
being concerned together and
armed with a weapon, robbed
Monique Moore of the
Queens Highway Service Sta-
tion of $398 in cash.

The men were not required
to enter pleas to the armed
robbery charges.

McIntosh denied any
involvement in the Burns
House robbery, explaining

B MICHAEL Fowler

' that he was in court at the

time.

McIntosh, whose right hand
was dressed in bandages,
asked to be taken to the Rand
Memorial Hospital for treat-
ment and to have the dress-
ing changed.

The men were remanded to
Fox Hill Prison until April 24,

2006 for a preliminary inquiry....-
The shackled men were ~

then taken downstairs to face
additional charges in court
three.

It is alleged that on October
15, Fowler was armed with a
weapon and robbed Josephine
Zonicle of cash at the Sir
Charles Hayward Library.

Fowler and McIntosh were

charged with robbing the
Liquor Gallery, formerly
Burns House on Queens
Highway of cash on Novem-
ber 19.

The men were also charged
with the November 21 armed
robbery of Burns House in the
Churchill Square.

Police cracking down
on illegal gambling

# By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE officials say they
are cracking down on illegal
gambling in New Providence
and have brought charges
against a number of persons.

Press liaison officer Inspec-
tor Walter Evans announced
yesterday that during a raid in
May, police arrested 10 per-
sons and shut down a facility
suspected of being involved in
illegal gambling.

The raid was conducted at
a building on East Bay Street
known as the Red Hot Outlet.

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and were granted bail in the
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“The police have been con-
ducting a series of operations
over the past months and
these operations will contin-

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luted beaches are its greatest attrac-
tions. But the giant cruise ships which

now traverse Caribbean waters are

gradually polluting them, and polluting
them with impunity.”

Two companies — Carnival and Royal
Caribbean — accounted for 90 per cent of
Caribbean cruise capacity, he said.

This made the region subject to their

demands, even though their contribution.

to the area’s economies was negligible,
accounting for less than 10. per cent of
total international tourism receipts.

Carnival, he said, had revealed that its
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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‘Ingraham makes PM eat his words

WE AGREE with Prime Minister Perry
Christie that politicians should not involve
investors in the “day-to- -diay politics of the
country.”

Mr Christie on his return on Monday from
a CHOGM meeting in Malta, held.a brief
press conference at the airport. The object of
the meeting with the press was to chastise for-
mer prime minister Hubert Ingraham for
claims*he had made durimg Mr Christie’s
absence about which government — his or
Mr Ingraham’s — should take credit for certain

investments in the country -— both those that

succeeded and those that failed. -

Mr Christie’s message to Mr Ingraham was

that the latter was putting “‘investors in a very
difficult position.”

It is true that investors have no interest, nor
should they have any interest, in our political
affairs. Their only concern is that there should
be a stable government fior the security of
their investment.

Investors should not be embarrassed into
taking political sides, nor skiould they be made
believe that it is only by retaining certain law
firms that they will get approval for their
investment, and subsequently the various
licences needed to do business in the Bahamas.
Unfortunately, this is what is happening —
and.-has happenee > for many years in this
little town.

However, Mr Ingrahain had a legitimate

answer for Mr Christie. Mr Christie might not
approve of the investor being intimidated or

. compromised, ‘but he has. conveniently for-

gotten that it was that veiry investor who was
used as the bogey-man by Mr Christie’s party
against the Ingraham party when it was in
government. It. was the PI_P in opposition that
frightened the Bahamian jpeople into believing
that the Ingraham governinent, if not removed,
would give this country away to foreigners.

This was not true, of course..Mr Ingraham
was only — as Mr Christie is now doing —
trying to attract investment to create jobs for
unemployed Bahamians and get the country
back on an économic balance, free of narco-
dollars.

In his reply Mi Ingraham. reminded Mr_

_ Christie that his own colleagues lambasted
investors during the entire two terms of the
FNM administration..

~Mr “Ingraham wanted to know-where Mr

Christie was “when a former senior minister in _

the PLP government and now deputy to the
Governor wrote threatening letters to Mr Sol

- “Kerzner advising him-what the PLP would do"

with his development and with concessions
granted it should the PLP government be elect-
ed the next sovernmnent,

“Tf he (Mr Christie) opposed such threats
no one heard his voice. It kept silent or very
low then,” Mr Ingraham reminded him.

To retain confidence in a country’s govern-
ment — no matter which party is in power —
it is accepted that a new government usually
honours all treaties or agrecinenis. entered
into bya previous. government. - .

And so it came as a shock ihr former
attorney general Paul Adderley wrote an

‘insulting, and threatening letter to Sol Kerzn-

er of Kerzner International accusing him of
hoodwinking an innocent FNM government

into giving him generous concessions in return.
for Mr Kerzner creating a $300 million resort.

on Paradise Island.

To this day we can’t understand a man in Mr
Adderley’s position writing such a scandalous
letter.

Mr Adderley threatened Mr Kerzner that if
he held then Prime Minister Ingraham to this
“agreement you stand to risk having to rene-
gotiate it in 1997, one year before it comes
into effect and after you will have spent or
committed most of your company’s $300 mil-
lion; or your very best bet would be that you
would have to renegotiate after the elections in
2002 when your agreement would be four
years old with 16 years to run.”

Mr Adderley said that no government likes
to renegotiate its predecessors’ agreements,
but the Atlantis agreement “is so bad, so
exploitive — that every Bahamian, ‘including
those who still support the Prime Minister,

together with the international finance com- —

munity, would applaud.a renegotiation.”
According to Mr Adderley his letter was

_ approved by “all the leadership” of the PLP.

But what he didn’t count on was how much it
shocked the community, especially interna-
tional financiers. However, it did not deter
investment, especially when it was realised
that Mr Adderley was impotent to carry out his
threats.

This is the same man with whom Mr Christie
served in the Pindling Cabinet for many years,
and who today has been appointed by Mr

; Christie as deputy to the Governor-General.

No wonder Mr Ingraham can treat Mr

‘Christie’s advice with contempt.
One day politicians..will learn something’ -
that the late Sir Etienne Dupuch never tired of

advising them in this column: When you go out
to dig a grave for your opponent, don’t leave
before you have dug one for yourself.

Unfortunately, for this country Mr Christie |

has no causé for complaint. He is now only

reaping the mischief that his own patty — of © |

which he was a prominent member — has
sown.



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-PLP’s one.
issue state

of

EDITOR, The Tribune

THE Free National Move-~ Bf

ment convention is now history
and despite a passionate lead-

_ ership; election the Oppositioit
party stands united with the Rt.

Hon. Hubert A Ingraham as
their leader. Make no mistake
about it; the main event so far in

. this country is the election of

Hubert A Ingraham as FNM
leader. From all indications

_ FNMs are ttuly excited as PLPs

from what I heard from their
convention are all focused on
one thing — Hubert A Ingra-
ham.

' For sure the FNM is ready | .

for the PLP daggers. The PLP
seems deeply disappointed that
Tommy Turnquest did not win
as in their mind that would

-ensure them 4 victory in the

next.general elections. I am sure
that given the results of the
FNM leadership elections, the
fires of personal ambition still
burn brightly in Tommy Turn-

‘ quest, but I know that his focus
. .would.be on assisting. Mr Ingraz-. .....

ham as much as he can to
ensure that thé FNM ‘wins the
next general election.

Ihave seen most online opin-
ion polls and despite the high
drama at the PLP convention,
the FNM ‘still leads by double
digits to beat the PLP at the
polls. I am of the view that what
the .PLP. fears most about
Hubert A Ingraham is that
Ingraham is a more focused and
determined Opposition Leader
who would ask the tough ques-
tions on a whole myriad of

issues facing the Bahamas *

today. Despite the alleged vote

| buying tactics of the PLP; I
‘would say once more that they
. fear more than-anything else

Hubert A Ingraham.

Now the PLP claims from
their convention, in speech after
speech, that their performance
hasbeen excellent. All the edu-
cational needs have been met,
they have repaired the social
saféty net, restored public

health care and generally they -

are acting like Bahamians have
absolutely no issues confronting
us. Well, to the PLP, Bahamians

by leaps and bounds see it yery .

differently.
Bahamians see your obseg-

--gion with the return of Hubert

A Ingraham and as a strong
indication that Mr Ingraham is
the best hope to save us from a!l
the talk and promises to help

and hope and the PLP’s referral |

of its responsibility to.commit-

“tees and/or commissions. Mr..:

Ingraham is seen as the best
Prime Minister who will urge

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his Ministers to spend our mon-
_ey wisely. This is a Serious issue.
‘that we Bahamians will wel-

come, as we:Know that, Mr
Ingraham will in his Manifesto
tell us how our monies will be
spent before he pene ihe. mon-

Kaowne Mr idershari, I am
sure that he is right mow'busy *
deciding on his vision. for this
country and how he intends to-

create necessary jobs for all
Bahamian, regardless of their
_ political views. .

Unfortunately, it will be obvi-
ous that the PLP will simply set-..,
tle for a good campaign slogan ©

_ and bringing up the race. card

issue. They will not focus on the
real issues facing us. Speaker
after speaker at the PLP con-

LETTERS ff

vention simply focused on,

» Hubert A Ingraham. I had to’
.ask myself many times if this
- was the opposition party in con: .

vention or if Mr Ingraham was

‘the Prime Ministet. What a

man! What a record!

They all arméd themselves,
with batons, tear.gas and water
cannons all aimed at Hubert A

Ingraham. It was so sad that

they are obviously so frighten

- of Mr Ingraham.
” eybags: : oa eas +
voter, I urge the PLP to have.

-As‘a Bahamian. registered

open debates on the issues. The
issues matter to me much more”
then their obsession with.
Hubert A Ingraham. However, .
I believe that this request will be
unlikely as PLPs think that their
attempt to stay in power is more

. important than the future of the

Bahamas.

PETER T CAREY
Nassau
November 2005

“Miller should cut>
down on rhetoric.

EDITOR, The Tribune

Well Leslie Miller, Minis-
ter of Trade and Industry
(read anti-trade and industry)
appeared with Michael Pin-
tard on Love -97’s Issues of
the Day radio programme
today (November 24). .

His first lament was that,
Bahamians have a colonial
mindset:and do not want to.
buy goods manufactured
here.

For the record, our cold-
nial masters have been gone
for 38 years and if we still
have a colonial mindset, we.
had better get over it. We
have a country to build.

In addition to that, if the

local manufacturers cannot
get their goods into estab-\..
’., Chamber of Commerce and |

lished businesses for sale,

maybe they should considera -

coop like people do in other
former colonies. By now the
manufacturers should have
freed themselves from mental.
slavery, as:
- implored us all to do.

Mind you,-he admitted ‘to
Mr. Pintard that he-does not.
buy Bahamian in his Ministry

of Trade and Industry! So: :

that tells us something. This is
really a, remarkable admis-

sion as Mr Miller holds hita-”
self up as the champion of -

light manufacturing for the
country. To top it off, we
stand to be corrected but we
believe his ministry is in
chatge of local manufactur-

guy cenend lament was

° PetroCaribe, and -yet again, ..

other than calling people liars,

he could not justify his posi-

- tion with anything more than
rhetoric.

Why not just tell Bahami-

ans that you misunderstood

the agreement you signed and

Bob’ “Marley

you will attempt to fegotiate |
better fuel prices in a sepa-;""}
rate agreement? That would’ |

' be easier than continuing this =f

public argument.

His final lament was accus- |}.
ing representatives of the’
business sector of saying that
The Bahamas does not need-

-Consumer Protection legisla-. |

tion. Mr Miller is of course: ‘|

‘‘being politically expedient. *

He was reminded that he |
always leaves out the fact that,

~ the business sector represen- |

tatives said
that there are numerous’ .

-laws covering fraud on the |

books already and the justice “
system should be supported *' 7

_ to enforce them.

- The point is the govern-.,
ment ignores the Bahamas *

others — because they can.
However when the newspa- ;

‘pers write — they take full”

notice, recognizing the effect’

_ the press h has on public opin:

ion.
‘What is always intriguing’ ’
about. this gentleman is, in .

true Bahamian potcake fash-'

ion,,when challenged he’

- growls, skins his teeth and ”’

runs around in circles chas- i
ing his tail, but does not’

‘defend himself with facts.

Of course we believe Mr
Miller is sincere in his views, |.

_but that does not make other’

people less sincere if they dif-' |
fer with him. Sometimes theré’
are different and better ways
to approach a problem, and®:
politicians, if they are elected »

..to “serve” as they.keep telling -
us, they should at least con-.

sider other points of view,
without malicious rhetoric. ,°

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\ Nassau
November 27 2005

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Fishing
prohibited

off central
Andros

THE Department of Fish-
eries has advised that all forms
of fishing will be prohibited in
the waters surrounding High
Cay off the coast of central
Andros.

The area has been designated
as a “protected area” from
November 1, 2005, through
March 31, 2006.

-The'‘protected area is bound-

ed'iin’ the. North by‘latitude 24-
dégrees 40’N, in the South by :
latitude 24 degrees 37.8’N, in
the East by Longitude 77
dégrees 40:8’W,-and in the West
by longitude 77 degrees 44’W,
and encompasses an area of
about seven square miles.

‘Phe:department also advised
that the taking, landing, pro-
cessing; selling and offering for
sale of Nassau grouper will be ©
préhibited during the period
December 13, 2005, to February *
12: °'2006;: throughout the =
Bahamas. ¢

°*The department says the
measures area part of efforts’
te’ensure that a healthy Nassau
Grouper population will be sus-
tained for the benefit of present
and future generations of
Bahamians fishermen and con-
sumers.

The department has request-
éd the co-operation of all fish-
ermen and the general public,
and has warned that persons
found in violation of the prohi-
rer will be prosecuted to the

ull extent of the law.

Permit
advice from
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Department

| THE Department of Fish-
dries has advised that all com-
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for the year expire on Decem-
ber 31, 2005.

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commercial fishing permits"
renewed for the 2006 commer-
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apt lication form. from the

Départment of Fisheries on -

Fast Bay Street or at the offices
of Family Island administrators.
i All applicants whose vessels
havé ‘been licensed previously
are ‘required to stibmit the com-
leted application form along
with a. valid business licence or
proof of payment of a business
licence from the Ministry of
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@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM
Tribune Staff Reporter

VETERAN educator Vanessa Coakley,
who was the principal of Garvin Tynes Pri-
mary School, died on Monuay night at the
age of 55.

Over her career Mrs Coakley was credited
with raising the standard of public primary
schools by creating a "private-public school",
as Garvin Tynes was dubbed by observers.

Mrs Coakley served as principal of the
school since its inception in 1999, and previ-
ously served .as-vice-principal at Cleveland
Eneas Primary School.

Senior master Lenox Greene said Mrs
Coakley encouraged a high standard from
the staff and students at the school. "She was
a'visionary," he told The Tribune yesterday.

"She was one who promoted excellence,
discipline, and order. She encouraged an

: environment that exhibited Christian beliefs
~ and conduct. She also encouraged staff and

students to be at their best:"

Mrs Coakley introduced the school motto:
"Making our better best", as well as the
school song, prayer and mission statement for
staff.

She also introduced the “Read to me”
challenge for parents and the innovative

"Learn by doing" initiative.

Mr Greene said his former principal took
note of the way everyone dressed, only
allowed supervised playtime on the field and
always promoted decency.

He said that on her watch, the school
premises were virtually free of litter and
debris, the school office exhibited profes-
sionalism and the students weré shown a
particular path they should take to and from
school, and how to be safe.

Under Mrs Coakley's direction, the school
enjoyed noteworthy academic performance.

-Grade Level Assessment Test (GLAT)
scores were high and the school was usually
among the top three after district exams were
tallied, with many high achievers in the sub-
jects of maths, language arts and social stud-
ies, Mr Greene said.

Mrs Coakley’s sister Oreline referred to
her as very loving and caring" and an "avid
reader".

Her brother Joseph Munroe said: "She
was like a mother to me. I will miss her dear-
ly." ;
Some students reportedly broke into tears
upon learning of their former principal's
death when they arrived at school Tuesday

morning. Said one educator: “She will be

sorely missed”.



@ VANESSA Coakley

New Florida gun laws prompt
safety warning for Bahamians

@ By FELICITY INGRAHAM

‘Florida Governor Jeb Bush earlier this

that.visitors be aware that altercations

Tribune Staff Reporter

A SENIOR police official is urging
Bahamians to be cautious when travel-
ling to Florida - as Floridians now have
the right to shoot anyone by whom they
feel threatened.

There are as many Florida citizens
who have the right to carry a concealed
weapon as there are people in the
Bahamas, and now that Florida's gun
laws have been expanded, Bahamians
travelling there for Christmas shopping
should avoid altercations at all costs,
according to Assistant Commissioner

year, allows Florida citizens who have a
gun licence to shoot someone if they
feel threatened at home, at work, in
their car, or in any public place.

It allows gun owners to kill in self-
defence on the street without first trying
to flee an attacker.

In October this year, The New York
Times reported that a national gun-con-
trol group is warning visitors that argu-
ing with Floridians could get them shot.

Travellers commuting through the
Miami International Airport have been
receiving flyers from the Brady Cam-
paign to Prevent Gun Violence.

on highways, in nightclubs, or on the
beach could provoke a shooting.

With millions of Bahamian dollars
reaching Florida shores each year, and
with thousands of Bahamians opting to
shop in Miami, Orlando, and other parts
of Florida, Assistant Commissioner Fer-
guson said travellers should avoid alter-
cations, because “persons might misin-
terpret the situation”, and an injury or a
fatality might be the result. —

"It is wise to be aware," he advised.

Mr Ferguson explained that while
law-abiding Bahamians can apply for a

licence to carry a tbe oe a low cal-

of Police Reginald Ferguson.
__ The new law, which was approved by

$3.5m deal signed |
for Mangrove Cay
roads and airports



Hi MINISTRY of Works Permanent Secretary Anita Bernard
(centre) checks the contract for roadworks in Mangrove Cay.
At left is Bradley Roberts and South Andros MP Whitey —
Bastian is at right

WORKS Minister Bradley _ require the closure of the run-
Roberts has signed a $3.5 mil- _ way, he said.
lion contract with the Bill Sim- Additional ferry crossings
mons Construction and Heavy . from Lisbon Creek to Driggs
Equipment Company for the Hill and ground transportation
rehabilitation of the roads and _ from Driggs Hill to the Congo
airports in Mangrove Cay, Town Airport will be sched-
Andros. uled in the meantime.

Mr Roberts told the gather- “Upon completion, the
ing that 9.1 miles of Queen’s _ transportation infrastructure
Highway, from Lisbon Creek in Mangrove Cay is expected
to Li’] Harbour including Vic-’ to last for another 20 years to
toria Point Road willbe recon- 30 years, with routine mainte-
structed. nance,” said Mr Roberts.

More than eight miles of Mr Roberts noted that Man- .
side-roads will be refurbished. grove Cay has been designated
They will include the Back as one of the top bone fishing
Road, Wellfield Road, the areas in the world today.
BEC access road and a num- “J seize this opportunity to
ber of beach accesses and encourage you to continue to
roads to the dock areas in Lis- protect your environment for
bon Creek and Li’| Harbour, generations yet unborn,” he

he said. In addition, the run- said.

way at the Clarence A Bain The signing, which took
Airport will be reconstructed place at the Administrative
and turning ‘buttons’ will be __ Building, was presided over by
administrator Gary Knowles

created at each end.

_ The Brady Campaign i is asking that s



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The taxiway and apron and attended by South Andros
areas will be resurfaced to MP Whitney Bastian, Works
facilitate drainage, parking Permanent Secretary Anita
areas will be upgraded andthe _—_ Bernard, chief councilor Brian
road to the airport will be Moxey, the contractor Mr
reconstructed to alleviate Simmons, Ministry of Works
engineers, and a-host of inter-
The construction will ested Mangrovians.

flooding, Mr Roberts said.

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Although Florida's tourism agency
derided the Brady Campaign as a "scare
tactic", critics told the BBC news that
the law would bring a “Wild West" atti-
tude to the state.

Susie. Glasgow, an Illinois: resident
who went on.a cruise to the Bahamas
and Florida told The New York Times:
"I'm kind of shocked. I'm sure we'll be
back, but it's a bit scary".

The US National Rifle Association
plans to take the Bill across the county
next year.

' In 35 US states, persons must apply
for a permit to carry a concealed hand-




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Former diplomat urges ‘zone

of peace’ in the Caribbean

He said CARICOM coun-
tries were best placed to take
the first steps along this road
by bringing the single market
into effect in January as
planned, or at the earliest
opportunity in the new year.

“In doing so, they would help
to protect the Caribbean from
the dictates of larger powers,
safeguard the region as a zone
of peace and preserve the
unique culture of its people,”
he said.

“Then, and only then, will the
Caribbean have real hope and
prevent disaster.”

Earlier, Sir Ronald said the
wider Caribbean’s challenge
and hope was to recognise it
had historically been divided by
imperialist powers competing

THE Bahamas and other
.Caribbean countries need to
'recommit themselves to region-
‘alism to protect themselves
‘from the dictates of larger pow-
‘ers — and create a zone of peace.
' The move would also pre-
iserve the unique culture of the
‘people and make all the old
‘imperialist divisions relics of the
| past. ;
| These views were expressed
| by former diplomat Sir Ronald
Sanders during a lecture at Lon-
‘don Metropolitan University.
He said Caribbean nations
;needed a recommitment to the
‘spirit of regionalism “and a
-reaffirmation of the mutuality
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for control of the area’s
resources.
“And, in that recognition,

. they should resolve to bridge

those divisions, and make
them a relic of the past. .
“They should break down
the barriers of language and
legal systems, replacing them
with binding treaties and
agreements that are collec-
tively negotiated and provide

’ for co-operation between all

of them.”
Sir Ronald said such co-
operation should include inter-

national trade and finance |

negotiations, joint machinery
for combating drug trafficking
and fighting serious crime.

They should also establish
the means for meaningful
trade with each other, includ-
ing transportation.

“Only in this way will they
avoid the conflicts that arise
from national competition and
instead share the gift of their
resources for the good of all -
resources that include oil, gas,
financial services, tourism, an
abundance of agriculture, gold,
diamonds, bauxite and creative
people in the arts, literature,
music and intellectual a accom-
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In her remarks at the pre-
sentation ceremony, Gover-
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Dumont said Court of Appeal
employees who received cer-
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the very obstacles that have
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that the awardees are going
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Dame Joan said that the

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Proposal approved
to tackle problem

of vehicle theft

@ By KARAN MINNIS
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE ‘government has
‘approved a new proposal to
address the problem of vehicle



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Tribune Staff Reporter

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SS .
. DEPUTY Prime Minister
“| Cynthia Pratt said members
of the public must take
responsibility for their own
a safety and security if they
! wish to avoid becoming the
=| victims of crime.
| Speaking at a crime sym-
~ posium organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
mence yesterday, Mrs Pratt
said that the theory of crime
. prevention “requires attitu-
‘* dinal change and adaptation
© to astate of mind where one
is constantly aware of one’s
surroundings and where one
takes steps to ensure one’s
safety and security.”
Therefore, “today’s semi-
nar is both timely and topical
- timely, of course, because
of the Christmas season that
is upon us. Topical because
no other issue evokes more
= vitriolic debate in our country
N ee crime and security.”
~ Christmas, ‘shé said, is the
| most joyous and festive of
| seasons in the Bahamas.
“It is atime when most of

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Public ‘must be
concerned with
their own safety

: this event, to make it a con-

theft, Deputy Prime Minister
and Minister of National Secu-
rity Cynthia Pratt announced
yesterday.

Mrs Pratt was speaking at a
crime symposium hosted by the






us will be preoccupied with
celebrating the gift of Christ .
.. opening our hearts and our
homes to well-wishers ©
throughout our land, in the
true spirit of love and fellow-
ship. .
“It is also a time however
when a small minority of us
seek to punctuate this spirit
and environment of love;
kindness and merriment and
take advantage when our
guard is lowered, to commit
criminal acts, totally incon-
sistent with the meaning of”
our Christian heritage.”
_ “It is appropriate therefore
that we use this special sea-
son... a.season of which we
all look to with eager antici-
pation, to re-commit and re-
dedicate ourselves to those <
strong ideals of our Christ- \
ian heritage,” said Mrs Pratt.
She thanked the Chamber
of Commerce for its “fore-
sight” in launching the initia-
tive. “I want to encourage
you to consider annualising

stant and anticipated feature
on our national calendar,”
said Mrs Pratt.



Christie hails
Malta meeting
as a ‘success’



‘RETURNING : from his
Commonwealth Heads of Gov-
ernment meeting in Malta,
Prime Minister Perry Christie
~-highlighted some of the factors
which he said made the trip a
_ success.

“This ‘was my first official trip
S. "aboard (since his recent illness) ©

and I believe the meeting was

2 “successful and will go a long

way toward fulfilling the goals
., and objectives of the region,”
he said.

Comparing Malta to the

Bahamas, Mr Christie said that |

. he was impressed by the organ-
. isational ability of the host
country’ s tourism industry and
the range of attractions it offers

_- to visitors.

“T found many similarities
.. between the countries,” he said.
Turning to the topics that

“were discussed by Common-
~ wealth leaders during the meet-
., ing, Mr Christie gave a detailed

report of the role played by the

. Bahamas delegation:

“The meeting of heads in
Malta was strong on trade and
. gave a clear signal'to the world
on the intention of the Com-
monwealth and the developing

., world in the upcoming WTO.
' talks in Hong Kong,” he said.

Mr Christie said that while
this does not directly affect the
_ Bahamas, as an observer, the
‘ country must maintain a keen
interest in what happens on the
world stage.

"Further we supported the
views of CARICOM and other
small nations on the need for
transitional arrangements in the
present WTO rules for coun-
tries with small vulnerable
economies and in particular to
ensure that those displaced in
the sugar industries in the
Caribbean and elsewhere are
protected.

‘“T should also indicate the.

discussion on small states and

their vulnerabilities - it was
important for the Bahamas to
be heard on the question of dis-
aster preparedness mitigation
and recovery assistance,” Mr
Christie said.

He pointed out that
Caribbean countries, along with
Indonesia and South Asia, were
negatively affected by natural

- disasters in the past few years.

He said that all the leaders at
the meeting agreed that some
mechanism needs to be ‘put in

. place to provide assistance in
. the event of future natural dis-
asters.

Mr Christie added that he

‘had the opportunity to meet
.- with president Thabo Mbeki of
“South Africa and Olusegun
- Obasanjo of Nigeria to discuss -

matters of mutual concern,
including Haiti.

The prime minister said it was
agreed that a joint fact-finding
mission should be established
between the African Union and
Caricom on the Haiti question,
and that there should be meet-
ings on a regular basis between
the African Union and Cari-
com.

Addressing the European
Union's decision to reduce the
price of sugar by 36 per cent in
all its member states, Mr
Christie said that although the
Bahamas will not be directly
effected by this move, in the
long run there could be negative
consequences for the country.

He explained that the sugar
producing countries in the
Caribbean such as Guyana,
which stand to lose 30 to 40 mil-
lion in annual revenue, will have
to turn to other avenues of
income, like tourism.

If the sugar producing
Caribbean countries boost their
tourism product, Mr Christie
said, the Bahamas will have to
rise to the challenge created by
the increased competition.

Chamber of Commerce.

“The ‘LoJack’ stolen vehi-
cle recovery system will*be
implemented in the next few
weeks,” she said. “This sys-
tem will allow the police to
track stolen vehicles, which
oftentimes are used in the
commission of other criminal
activities.”

Mrs Pratt said that when it
becomes fully operational,
“this programme will put a
significant dent in stolen vehi-
cle recovery and also a deter-

rent to vehicle theft in gen- |

eral.”
According to the website

’ www.lojack.com, the system

functions by hiding small
radio frequency transceivers
in vehicles. /

“Each LoJack System has
a unique code that is tied into
the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). When a theft

is reported to the police, a
routine entry into the state
police crime computer results
in a match of the LoJack Sys-
tem's unique code against the
state VIN database. This
automatically activates the

.LoJack System in your car,

which emits an inaudible sig-
nal.

“Law enforcement

authorities who are
equipped with LoJack vehi-
cle tracking units - in their
police cruisers and aviation

units - are always listening’

for a LoJack signal. Police
use the LoJack vehicle
tracking units to track and
recover your LoJack
equipped vehicle,” the web-

* site ‘said.

Itisaid that to date, more
than 150,000 vehicles and $3

billion in stolen assets have .
been recovered worldwide.



i DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of National Security

Cynthia Pratt

(Photo: BIS)

DAVID YURMAN


PAGE 8, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Examining the failure of politics

to truly deal with our problems

“Politics is perhaps the only
profession for which no prepa-
ration is thought necessary.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Remember politics?
Sure you do.

How can we forget? That
ceaseless drip-drip drivel we
have to put up with year in and
year out.

And now that the political
season has begun in earnest, the
spigot has opened wide and we
won't be able to shut it off for
quite a while.

Funny how Bahamians get so
heated about politics when
there are so few differences
among those vying for our
attention.

Perhaps Hubert Ingraham is
more effective. But then Perry
Christie seems more reasonable.

The PLP routed the racist
Sends gang. But the FNM
broke the corrupt Pindling
gang. Both parties made some
useful reforms, and then slid
into arrogance and cronyism.

Christie and Ingraham are
good buddies and former law
partners. And both were Pin-
dling protégés.

Both parties support foreign
investment, and want to pro-
tect and expand our tourism
and financial service industries.
But both have failed to revive
our top tourism asset — the air-
port, — despite heavy pressure
from the nation’s number one
investor. —

Both see no other option but
to bribe self-indulgent voters
with welfare that includes ris-
ing public service salaries and
perks, social insurance and
forced pensions, with few cor-
responding obligations.

But neither has any fresh
ideas about how to fix our failed
education system or modernise
our backward society. And nei-
ther has been able to make our

justice system work or enforce
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stand what the consequences
will be down the line, yet nei-
ther will take the necessary
steps to confront our number
one problem.

Neither has been able to
reform the hardly working pub-
lic service, and both kowtow
shamelessly to self-interested
labour leaders and other spe-
cial interests while spurning the
responsible advice of those who
make our economy work.

D espite much talk, time
and money, both

have failed to privatise the ©

bloated state corporations that
retard our modernisation, waste
our taxes and serve only as
reservoirs of political patron-
age.

And neither party seems
capable of drafting a strategic
plan to guide national develop-
ment. ;

Mr. Ingraham had a slight
heart attack. Mr Christie had a
slight stroke. Both are in their
60s.

The retired Mr Ingraham
returned to loud hurrahs as the
“new” FNM leader, while the
exiled Bernard Nottage
returned in triumph to the PLP
as.the “new” leader-in-waiting.

The FNM’s “second genera-
tion” was leapfrogged by Mr
Ingraham, just as the so-called
PLP “comers” were brushed
aside by Mr Nottage.

Mr Ingraham’s return was a

political plot. Mr Nottage’s
return was a political deal.
' Longtime PLP Edison Key
defected to the FNM. Longtime
FNM Pierre Dupuch left the
FNM. Both complained about
their leaders. And both are
white Bahamians.

The two wannabe parties —
Cassius Stuart’s Bahamas
Democratic Movement and Mr
Nottage’s Coalition for Demo-
cratic Reform — are both non-
viable, despite having some

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The so-called Bimini Road
— long dismissed by scientists as
a patch of fractured beach rock
—is back in the news again.

Dr Greg Little, a psycholo-
gist. who dabbles in these things,
issued a report (http://www.i-
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Bimini in 1968, enthusiasts have

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myth.

Others (including the first
commander of the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force, Bill
Swinley) have said it is a dry
dock built by a Chinese fleet
that discovered America sever-
al decades before Columbus
landed on San Salvador.

“T find (the Chinese interpre-
tation) interesting, and was
aware of it,” Dr Little told
Tough Call recently. “As my
report says, I don't really know
when the formation was utilized:
as a harbour. Everything is
open.”

The underwater formation at
Bimini gets its name from the’
fact that it resembles a collapsed
wall or road. But scientists say
the blocks are nothing more
than sand that has accreted into
limestone — and similar exam-
ples can be found all over the
world.

“Such blocks, especially
where submerged by rising sea
level can have a decidedly ‘man-
made’ look,” according to Dr
Eugene Shinn of the US Geo-
logical Survey, who studied the
Bimini Road as a young geolo-
gist in the 1970s. “And ‘alter-

native thinkers’ have pro-

claimed many examples to be
the work of ancient man, aliens,
and in some cases, Atlanteans.

“There are as many links to
Atlantis on the internet as there
are porn sites. But Bimini is
huge,” he added.

D r Shinn has been the
nemesis of “true

-beliévers” ever since he, cored..

the stones off Bimini in 1978.

and found they were made of ©

the same material as the pre-
sent-day beach.

“We took oriented cores in
successive blocks and the bed-
ding dipped seaward, plus we
could trace each layer to the
next block over so that proved it
was not moved around,” Dr
Shinn recalled at a recent geol-
ogy conference.

But Dr Little is convinced the
stones were used as a building
material. Some are found three
tiers high, he says, resting ona
pile of rubble. Some have

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“We were astonished to find
many (three foot by two foot)
slabs under the larger
stones...there is no way that
these slabs could have been
dumped by ships:..and it con-
stitutes definite proof that the
hand of humans was involved
in altering the formation.”

. Dr Little also claims to have
found “obviously archaeologi-

cal? shaped stones: with holes. ;

bored through them that are
“identical to ancient Greek
anchors discovered at Thera.”

He says the results of his
expedition last May. “point to
the Bimini formation’’as: once
serving:as an anci¢nt ‘ha
bour...the main J-shaped for-
mation appears to have been
constructed as a breakwater util-
ising the same techniques used,
by Phoénicians and other:

Meariwhile, the so-€all.
theory has added new sparkle to
the Bimini Road speculation.
Based on a 2002 bestseller by a
formér‘British naval-officer- «



named Gavin Menzies ; this the- ii
ory says:the Chinese dis overed |



America (and the ré ithe ©
world) by sailing west‘atound
Africa.

Atte! the kernel of
the story is true,

mainstream historians dismiss
the more extravagant claims as



_ pure conjecture. But Menzies
maintains an elaborate web site .

(http://www.1421.tv/index.asp)
to support his ideas and his
book created a stir around the

world, including the idea that .

medieval Chinese Junks were
once moored at Bimini.
Historical records show that
Admiral Zheng He led a fleet of
30,000 men on board 300 ships
on seven great voyages in the
15th century to expand China's
influence. The largest ships

- were 400 feet long with up to

nine masts.
, But.Menzies i



reach both:the ‘Atlantic and *
Pacific coast of North and South °

America. None of the great.

explorers discovered anything.

new. They all had master maps”

that were charted'by the Chi-
nese," he said. °

Menzies spent years research-
ing his 490-page book. And
retired RBDF Commodore Bill
Swinley is a close friend and
ardent supporter of his theory.
Swinley even made a trip to
Nassau two years ago to pro-
mote the book soon after pub-
lication.

Many would argue that the

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claims surrounding the Bimini
Road — our most famous “arti-
fact” — are prime examples of
pseudoscience, which can be
defined as the effort to:justify a
foregone conclusion. Pseudo-
scientists tend to inflate the
importance of a few unreliable
sources or bits of data while;
ignoring mountains of: contra
dictory evidence.

For example, a recent Dis-
covery Channel programme on,

_the Bermuda Triangle; filmed

\










-an. American true. believer who,

noted that fishermen disappear,
in the Bahamas once or twice a
week, implying that this is

because we are smack dab in,

the,Triangle. . wd
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hand, collects’ evidence by
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Restoration work ‘going well’



@ ASSISTANT Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade (centre) at the press briefing

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Freeport police
‘upbeat’ about

solving crimes

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hy

@ By Bahamas Information
Service

FREEPORT - Police in the
nation’ s second city are upbeat
about their chances of solving
thé recent spate of crime in
Grand Bahama.

An alarming number of vio-
lent crimes have hit the island
over the past few weeks, includ-
ing ‘ ‘a string of armed robberies
and the shooting death of a
Frgeport woman last Friday.

Assistant Commissioner of
Police in charge of. Grand
Bahama Ellison Greenslade
told the media during a press

briefing at the Gerald Bartlett
Police Headquarters that “due
tothe overwhelming support
that we. continue to receive

from our communities here in’

Grand Bahama and certainly
the commitment by officers
here, we have made tremen-
dous progress in the investiga-

tions surrounding the armed |

robberies that were reported
recently.”

)Mr Greenslade confirmed
that the police now have sus-
pects i in custody for the armed
robberies at the Burn’s House
location in the Churchill Square,

the Burn House on Queen’s .

Highway, the FOCOL gas sta-
tidn in Hawksbill, the FOCOL
station at Yellow Pine Street,
the Charles Hayward Library
on the Mall and the Food Ven-
_ dgr.on-Adventurer’s Way.
We have in custody two
adult males who are assisting
usin: those investigations and
will be charged before the Mag-
igtrate’s. Court in Grand
Bahama,” Mr Greenslade said.
‘He said that this, along with
fact that two persons are in
custody i in Connection: with the









tnurder. of 34-year-old Tanya’

Pinder, has bolstered the

ice’s confidence.

_ However, Mr Greenslade
said, police are also interested in
t Iking with a third person in

connection with Tanya -Pinder’s

murder.

«
that they have recovered
weapons in connection with a
number of criminal matters and
that details of those matters will
be forthcoming once. the
charges are made.

“““ All of this is due, and I
repeat, to the commitment of
the officers that are employed
by the taxpayers of this country
nd certainly because of the
‘overwhelming support that we
enjoy t from our communities.
ve.“I cannot ‘stress sufficiently
‘that the reason we are success-
il i is because Grand Bahami-
sans and Bahamians far and
‘wide (are) prepared to co-oper-
“ate with law enforcement to
‘keep the Bahamas safe and

»secure for visitors and residents

alike,” Mr Greenslade said.

*.. He encouraged the public to

scontinue to go about their busi-

ness, “to enjoy life and the free-
£doms that we should enjoy ina
+democracy.

~ “Grand Bahama is a very safe

{place to live. It is a beautiful

teity. Indeed, the Bahamas is a
beautiful place and those per-

-gons among us who are pre-

pared to commit crimes will be

‘found out and will be prosecut-

ed to the full extent of the law.

«, “There is no need to panic

; residents in this community. We













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friendly law enforcement offi-

have no crisis, and I have said
cials and put them behind

it before that we know who
these culprits are and we sim-
ply need to speak to our - said.







bars where they belong,” he





Hi HOUSING Minister Shane Gibson is pictured at centre as he toured a proposed housing
subdivision near Hawksbill on Monday. Also pictur ed are some senior executives from his

ministry, NEMA and the police.

i By Bahamas Information.

Services

y

FREEPORT — Housing. and
National Insurance Minister
Shane Gibson said restoration
efforts are going well on Grand
Bahama in the wake of Hurri-

cane Wilma.
Mr Gibson made the com-
‘ment on Monday while in
Grand Bahama meeting with
government agencies and others

involved in the repair and ,

restoration programme. .
He said the government is
“very pleased with the reports

that we got so far.”

Mr Gibson met with a number
of agencies including Customs,
the Department of Environ-
mental Health, the Ministry of
Education, the Red Cross, the

* Grand Bahama police and the

administrators for the City of

Freeport, West Grand Bahama.

and East.Grand Bahama.

His visit included a compre-
hensive tour of the severely
affected area - which stretches
from Williams and Russell
Town into West End.

Mr Gibson also took the
opportunity to, tour the pro-

posed sites of two new subdivi-
sions and a new cemetery at
Hawksbill.

He confirmed that the gov-
ernment has reached an agree-
ment with the Grand Bahama
Port Authority to purchase 59
acres of land and that a design
has been drawn up for the con-
struction of 431 single family
residential lots.

“We were told that it would
take another two weeks to have
all of the complete designs and
we are looking at: having this
subdivision started as. early as
the first week in January.

' Salvation Army.

The festive wine tasting

Butler & Sands Wine Experience 2005
Raises $7,000 for GB Hurricane Relief

,. Hundreds, of wine, lovers attended this _
year’s Butler & Sands Wine Experience .

to sample some of the company’s best
wine offerings and help raise money for
Grand Bahama hurricane relief.
Ticket sales generated $7,000
which is being donated to the
Grand Bahama branches of

the Red Cross and the

featured more than 50 wines in
the Grand Tasting room and

_ attendees who purchased Connoisseur’s

Tasting tickets were treated to an
additional 20. super premium wines
including Chateau Margaux, Taittinger
Comtes de Champagne and Chateau
Leoville Barton.

LeRoy sehet Managing Director of

“parent company Burns House Group

expressed his gratitude to the attendees
of the event.






utler & Sand

_“This year. we decided to use this

~ wonderful event to accomplish two things

— give our customers an opportunity to
experience a vast array of different wines
and learn more about how to pair them
with food, and more importantly, to
demonstrate our commitment to
this community. One hundred
percent of ticket sales from

many Grand Bahama victims
of Hurricane Wilma,” he said.

In addition to sampling a wide

variety of spéctacular wines
attendees were automatically entered in
a door prize raffle to win one of five wine
and flower filled baskets each worth over
$300.00.



The Butler & Sands Wine Experience is
the only consumer wine tasting that
focuses on wine and wine alone. Butler

& Sands, a member ofthe Burns House’

Group of Companies, is the largest
distributor of fine wines in the Bahamas.



this event will help assist the ©



Back row from left: Guillaume Duverdier, Group
Commercial Manager, Burns House Group; Therese
Demeritte, Brand Manager, New World Wines; Wendell
‘Seymour, Marketing Manager, Butler & Sands.
Front from left: Dorothy King, Deputy Director
General Bahamas Red Cross; Prisca Gibbs, Executive
Board Member Bahamas Red Cross.



The Butler & Sands Wine Team

From left: Wendell Seymour- Marketing Manager;
Jerry Joseph, Merchandising Coordinator; Pernell
Poitier, Wine Sales Account Executive; Therese
Demeritte, Brand Manager, New World Wines; Robert
D.:athan, Wine Sales Manager; Richard Byer, Wine
Sales Account Executive; Erica Rose, Wine Club
Coordinator; Gregoire Montot, Brand Manager, Old
World Wines; DeCarlo McPhee, Wine Sales Account
Executive; and Dens.) Deveaux, Brand Manager,
New World Wines.

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‘Tangible incentives’ introduced

to revitalise national arts festival

By Bahamas Information
Services

THE cultural affairs division
of the Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture is awarding more
tangible incentives to winners

















in the renamed E Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival
to revive public interest in the
event.

Director of culture Dr Nico-
lette Bethel said on Monday
that public interest in the

9

National Arts Festival, held annually
between March and April, was much high-
er in the past than it is today.

“We are working on providing tangible
prizes for more of the winners in more of
the categories, so that people are not only
getting the trophy element,” she said,

“Tn the past it used to be a floating trophy
but floating trophies no longer have the
kind of prestige they use to have.

“The cultural affairs division hopes to
provide scholarships as award incentives
for the festival,” said Dr Bethel.

She said the division has formed a com-
mittee charged with funding the prizes.

“We have eight special awards that might
be increased to ten. The people who won
their categories were given a trip to New
York to see The Lion King. That was the
grand prize,” Dr Bethel said of last year’s
winners.

She said that if an individual enters more
than one category and wins, he or she will

be considered a special awards winner.

Dr Bethel said the group or institution
that wins the most categories will receive a
special award called the.Governor-general’s
Award.

She said the outstanding national win-
ners will be included in the Bahamian con-
tingent to the ninth CARIFESTA, to be
held in Trinidad and Tobago in August,
2006.

According to Dr Bethel, the festival was
founded in 1976 as part of the new nation-
building initiative put in place after Inde-
pendence, but the festival movement has
been ardund longer than that.

The Nassau Music Festival, which became
countrywide, was established in 1959. The
Festival of Arts. and Craft was established in

1961. The Drama Festival was established in ~

1972. Dance was included in 1976, when
all these festivals combined to become the
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and Freeport in March and. throughout | the,
Family Islands in April. il

The number of participants in the com-
petition in Nassau ranges from 20, 000; to.
41,000 persons. wo

Dr Bethel said that recently, the compe-
tition has experienced a drop off in school;
entries and a small increase in community,
entries.

All of the members on the cultural affairs,
division committee have participated i in the -
National Arts Festival.

They include: Dr Bethel, Sonjia Roberts,
Nikisha.Bostwick, Keva Cartwright, James-
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FNM Senator

FROM page one

was given to us,” Mr Bethel
said yesterday in a press state-
ment.

‘However, he said, the truth
oftthese assertions by Mr
Chfistie “is otherwise than
stafed.”

Mr Bethel said that when
members of the opposition
requested copies of all the
eats made between
the-‘government and the
BakaMar resort at a meeting
with the Izmirlian group on
August 3, 2005 — “months
after the tabling of documents
in the House of Assembly”
— they were told that due to
confidentiality issues this
could not be done.

- We were informed by the
BahaMar/Izmirlian group that
they' were unable to give us
copies of all documentation
and agreements, and not even
the Heads of Agreement,
because there were secret
confidentiality clauses which
prevented them from disclos-
ing to the leadership of the
official opposition, or anyone
else, all the terms and condi-
tions they agreed with the

“government of the Bahamas
in side agreements and in the
Heads of Agreement,” he
said. :

Mr Bethel said that despite
Mr Christie’s claim that there
has‘been full public disclosure
of the BahaMar agreement,
“we were specifically
informed by the proposed
investors that there remain
secret clauses and/or agree-
ments whose contents have,
in fact, not been disclosed to
the Bahamian people.”

Returning from the 20th

Commonwealth Heads of

Government Meeting
(€CHOGM) in Malta on Mon-

day, the prime minister said of

the BahaMar deal:

“There has not been any
investment transaction that
hasbeen so complete in its
transparency, accountability
and:-the provision of informa-

tion, than the transaction of :

BahaMar. is

- Expected in court
FROM page one

Around 11.35pm on Friday 4

eyewitnesses saw a masked man
running away from the scene
with'a shotgun.

wh



scene, they discovered Ms Pin-
dér lying on the office floor near
a'southern door with a gunshot
wound to the head.

where she later died.

® ACP Greenslade commended

the public for their assistance j

and praised police for the arrests.
» He noted that police had also
been very successful in seizing

a;cache of guns as a result of ;

various arrests over the past few
weeks. :

% “Asa result of the resounding
support from the community
and the dedication of officers we
will continue to:strive to keep

id Bahama safe for Bahami-
“-ans:and visitors,” he said:



FROM page one

agreement from government the law
states that the Port Authority has the
ability to issue licences,” he said.

Under the Hawksbill Creek Agree-
ment, the government granted the first
50,000 of Crown land in the centre of
Grand Bahama to the Port Authority
and gave it the exclusive right to develop
it.

In return, the Port Authority was
required to dredge a deep water har-
bour, construct an airport, hospitals and
schools and provide other services and
amenities. Later, the Port Authority
acquired additional land from the Crown
and from private sources, giving it a total
of 150,000 acres, or 233 square miles for
development.

Also, as an incentive for doing this
work, the government granted the Port
Authority the right to grant business
licences. The Port Authority was then
given permission to license casinos and to
develop tourism within the Freeport
area.

This fact, said Mr Smith, means that
government should not enter into dis-
cussions with a private company, there-
by pushing the Port Authority out of the

Minister: south-west coastline of
Grand Bahama is ‘no build zone’

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Government

picture, contrary to the agreement.

By offering exemption: that are
greater than or equal to the exemption in
the Hawksbill Creek Agreement, gov-
ernment is driving investors away from
Grand Bahama and encouraging them to
set up in other islands rather than in the
economically depressed second city 0
the Bahamas, Mr Smith said. ‘

He explained that it is unfair to the
Port Authority to offer exemptions in
other islands that Freeport cannot com-
pete with.

“I’m not saying that investors should
not be allowed to go elsewhere but gov-
ernment should say here are the exemp-
tions under this agreement we can offer
you them if you go here and this set if
you go to another island but when gov-
ernment is free handed in exemptions
in other areas they are treating Grand
Bahama poorly,” Mr Smith said.

He said that there was no need for
government to offer exemptions in
excess of those offered by the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement, nor is it appropriate
for the government to enter into com-
mercial agreements with developers.

=

“It is not lawful for Cabinet to pri-
vately of in secret come to an agreement
with a development for exemptions. If
exemptions are granted, whether it is
Crown land to be given or Treasury land
that is sold, leased or given away, if it is
citizenship, or property tax exemption,
the government has no right to keep
these things secret;” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith said that deals made in
“secret by government are not democ-
ratic”.

“When it comes to the birthright of
the people of a country or taxes owed to
a country in heads of agreement nothing
is confidential, government should not
hide the details from its people,” Mr
Smith said.

He said that the way the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement was passed should be
model of how governments handle
agreements with investors.

The Hawksbill Creek Agreement was

‘created on August 5, 1955 to encourage

foreign investors to come to Grand
Bahama through the offering of a num-
ber of exemptions. .

Also part and parcel of the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement exemptions are guar-
antees that residents and/or licensees
would have exemptions of some taxes

When police arrived at the

i. She was taken to hospital,

FROM page one

the newly proposed graveyard

in the Hawksbill area.

He noted that individuals

who own land and are allowed
to rebuild would be required to
follow strict guidelines in terms
of special reinforcement. In
areas prone to flooding, he said
homes would have to be built
on stilts.

Mr Gibson, who was in
Freeport on Monday, was very
pleased with the progress of the
clean-up in the various settle-
ments.

He reported that about 450
homes require major repairs
and over 600 are in need of
minor repairs.

He also stressed that “quite a
number” of persons would have
to be relocated from the no-
build zone to the new govern-
ment sub-divisions.

The government is expected
to develop some 59 acres of
land in Hawksbill for the con-
struction of 231 single-family
homes.

Mr Gibson said work would
start on the new sub-division in
January and should be com-
pleted within six months. |

The government is also look-
ing to acquire 36 acres-just east
of the shopping centre at the
entrance of Eight Mile Rock for
a second sub-division.

About 300 displaced residents
in affected settlements along

.the southern coast are being

temporarily housed at the Roy-
al Oasis Resort.

“The sub-divisions would be
basically for those individuals
who would need to be relocated
either because their homes were

' destroyed or severely damaged

and we decided that we won’t
allow them to be rebuilt,” he
explained.

Mr Gibson said where land
ownership had not been deter-
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“We are also looking into try-
ing to assist landlords who are
affected by rebuilding their
units and allowing for part. of

the rent to be assigned for.

repayment,” he said.

Relocation of the public
cemeteries is also a government
priority.

Cemeteries in southern
coastal areas were also
destroyed by surge, which
washed away coffins and bodies
from their graves.

Mr Gibson said efforts are
underway to relocate the public
cemetery in the Hunters/Pinder
Point area to the playing field of
the old Hawksbill High School.

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Mr. Gibson was extremely sat-
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to 70. per cent of work had been
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until 2015.

The Agreement also provided that
residents and licensees also be free from
excise taxes, stamp duties and most cus-
toms duties until 2054. ir

This means that any building materi-
als, machinery or other equipment used
by businesses licensed by the Grand
Bahama Port Authority will be exempt
from duties. Companies that carry on
business in the Port Area also will be
exempt from the Bahamian business
licence fee until August 2054.

“The Hawksbill Creek Agreement is
the template for concessionary agree-
ments for private development. At the
time government tabled the concessions
in parliament and an act was passed
which authorized government to enter
into the agreement there was no deal
agreed to between the company and the
cabinet behind closed doors. No gov-
ernment should be in the business of
commercial transactions. It should not be
in the business of approving or disap-
proving commercial transactions. It
should allow private enterprises to do
their businesses with other private enter-
prises and ensure that the rights of the
citizens of the country are secure,” Mr
Smith said.





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custody of these individuals to us we have said that we would
what happens,” he said.
Having been in Bahamian custody for seven months, families and
_ friends of the doctors have started to send faxes to the Department
ter’s Office, and the US Embassy i in Washington, DC, for inter-
vention into the matter. : - ”
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meeting yesterday. ; ee
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He could be-sentenced to a
minimum of five years per
count.

The court also ordered the
forfeiture of Darius’

. vessel.

According to the evidence
produced in court, on May 22,
the Coast Guard, apprehended
Darius’ vessel the mv Raquel, a

Coast Guard officials said

that Darius refused to stop. The

boat was intercepted in the Port
of Palm Beach Inlet. Onboard
were eight Cubans, and one
Peruvian. 2
Lt Commander Terry J ohns,
US Coast Guard press liaison
officer, told The Tribune that
the apprehension was the result
of.the partnership between
American and Bahamian law
enforcement “working together
to target these smugglers to stop

53-foot Hatteras motor vessel, these types of events.” 4

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an strip and the car parking lot across the street from the hotel.

Mr Hanna told The Tribune last night, that police searched the
property, and found nothing. He said the facility was then eae
safe for guests and employees to re-enter.

Mr Sands said that service at the hotel was interrupted forfan
hour and a half. However, he stressed, hotel officials were not
focused on the operations, but the safety of its guests and empipy-
ees.

. We have-not focused one iota on how it impacted business. Fhe
most important issue was that we were concerned for the safety, nd
welfare of our customers and our associates."

When The Tribune asked if he suspected that it was one of the
hotel's employees who made the call.

Mr Sands responded: "I have no idea. We have passed. on per-
tinent information to the police. This is a police investigation and
I have no comments on the stage of the investigation at apis
moment." .

Mr Hanna pointed out that from time to time there are persons
who want to disrupt business and have criminal intentions. j

"There is no such thing as. a benign bomb scare. If a person calls
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checked out of the hotel because of the incident. Hows
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against So

he embattled South

Ocean Golf & Beach

resort has been named

as the centrepiece defen-

dant in a lawsuit filed by
a potential buyer against its holding
company and Canadian pension fund
owner, alleging that they violated an
exclusivity agreement regarding the
hotel’s purchase that was signed ear-
lier this year.

The plaintiffs, L&M Specialities and
Case Financial, are alleging breach of
contract, breach of fiduciary duties
and fraudulent inducement against
the South Ocean Development Com-
pany and its ultimate owner and finan-
cial backer, the Canadian Commer-
cial Workers Industry Pension Plan
(CCWIPP). They are seeking $100
million damages, plus interest, costs
and legal fees.

Defendairts

‘Also named as defendants are two
leading CCWIPP executives, Eugene
Fraser and Cliff Evans, who are both

named as officers of the South Ocean
Development Company, and Allen &
Company, a Florida firm that is acting
as a broker for the pension fund in
finding a buyer for the South Ocean
property.

The crux of the legal dispute, which
was filed in the US district court for
the southern district of Florida on
November 9, is a contract that South
Ocean entered ihto with L&M earlier
this year, which allegedly gave the lat-
ter and its subsidiaries an exclusivity
period to conduct due diligence and
conclude the resort’s purchase.

L&M alleged that the Letter of
Intent it entered into for South
Ocean’s purchase was really ‘
attempt to deflect the Financial Ser-
vices Commission of Ontario’s
(FSCO) investigation into the invest-
ment by CCWIPP in the property held
by South Ocean [the resort]. South
Ocean, [George] Allen and Allen &
Company knew or should have known
of this”.

The FSCO has been investigating
CCWIPP’s investment activities for



two years, the lawsuit alleged, and in
May this year produced a damning

. report that said it had a “special con-

cern” about the investments made in
South Ocean and also the British
Colonial Hilton, which the pension
fund is also the financial backer for.

Demanded

The FSCO demanded that CCWIP-
P’s Board of Trustees conduct “acom- .

plete independent due diligence
review” of their investments in the
British Colonial Hilton and South
Ocean resorts to determine, among
other issues, whether all funds
advanced to the resorts since Decem-
ber 2000 are “recoverable”.

The Commission’s report, ‘a copy
of which has been seen by The Tri-
bune, details that over an 18-month
period between June 14, 2001, and
December 22, 2003, CCWIPP
advanced a total of almost $20 mil-
lion to the British Colonial Hilton and
South Ocean resorts.

Over that period some $11.638 mil-





_ By NEILHARTNELL .
Tribune Business Editor |

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lion was sent to South Ocean’s holding
company, the South Ocean Develop-
ment Corporation, through Propco
34, the investment vehicle which acts
as the ‘in’ company for CCWIPP to
funnel funds to that property.
The South Ocean resort has been
closed since July 2004, due to the
heavy financial losses it had incurred

for CCWIPP, with.all 79 workers and.

16 managerial staff laid off.

The pension fund said:the closure

would enable it to upgrade South

- Ocean, located in southwestern New
Providence, from two to four-star sta-
tus, but in reality it has been searching
for a: buyer through Allen’ & Co for
many months.

The Florida lawsuit Auatnst the
resort and its owner was filed by
Michael and Lawrence Schaffer, who
own L&M and are also chief executive
and president respectively of Case
Financial.

“They alleged that they had a busi-'
_ ness relationship with CCWIPP “for —

_ many years”, with the pension fund
cinvesting in Case Financial both as a

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Economic outlook ‘tempered’ by Wilma



shareholder and holder of a $2.5 mil-
lion debenture.

Mr Schaffer alleged that in March
2005, he met with Evans and a pur-
ported associate, John Irvine, to dis-
cuss South Ocean’s sale. He agreed
that Case Financial would acquire it
for $25 million in a mixed cash and
equity deal, either acting alone or by
forming a consortium. The Letter of
Intent was s signed on March 21.

- Reveals

The Letter of Intent reveals that
L&M and its partners would enter
into .a joint venture agreement with
South Ocean Development Compa-
ny to purchase the hotel for $25 mil-
lion, via a new holding vehicle.

The total value of the deal would be
$25 million, with CCWIPP getting $10
million in cash and a 25 per cent equi-
ty stake in the new holding vehicle.
The deal would have included the

SEE page 4B.



‘THE Government’ s fiscal deficit fell
by 56.83 per cent to $20.4 million during

the first quarter of its 2005-2006 financial -

year, giving encouragement to the Min-
istry of Finance that its revenue enhance-
ment efforts are bearing fruit, although

any efforts to generate a surplus are like-

ly to be frustrated by See ne
expenditure.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas’
report on: monthly economic develop-
ments for October, released yesterday,
found that while increased import
demand and improved revenue collec-

and oil prices, Central Bank says, while
continued government spending rises
counterbalance 23.5% tax increase

total tax fecenie total government
spending also rose by 12.3 per cent.
Commenting on the decline in the fis-
cal deficit from $47.3 million in the 2004-
2005 first quarter to $20.4 million for the
three months to September 30, the Cen-
tral Bank said: “Improved revenue col-
lection measures and heightened import

total tax receipts to $251.7 million, while:

combined non-tax and capital revenue
earnings rose more than two-fold to $20.1
million.

“Total expenditure moved higher by
12.3 per cent over last year’s $292.2 mil-



give bank capital
base of $68.82m_

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



BANK of the Bahamas
International’s rights offering
will give the institution an esti-

mated $68.817 million capital.

base upon completion, helping
it to “comfortably meet” the
Basle II Accord’s proposed
capital requirements.

The offering document for
the bank’s $25.2 million rights
issue, which will generate net
proceeds of $24.5 million once
all fees are paid, said the pro-

Vehicle tracking system
may aid premium costs

f@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



AUTOMOBILE insurance
premiums may be positively
impacted by the introduction

Senator: Sewer back-up
hurts company search

A SEWERAGE back-up
at the Registrar General’s
Department this summer
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tion generated a 23.5 per cent increase in



Projections indicate
that if maximum net
proceeds of $24.5m
raised, net interest
income may rise by
$2m per year

jected capital base “would rep-

resent a formidable and
resilient Tier 1 Capital/Risk —

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of the ‘LoJack’ stolen vehicle
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FirstCaribbean International Bank and
ABN AMRO have announced that
FirstCaribbean intends to acquire ABN
AMRO’s International banking and asset
management business in Curagao,
Netherlands Antilles, subject to the
regulatory approval by the Central Banks
of The Cayman Islands, Curagao and
Barbados. This combination will create

‘one of the Region’s leading providers

of international banking services. Curagao
is the seventeenth jurisdiction in which
FirstCaribbean will have established a
presence in the last three years. The
Bank has long had Corporate and Retail

banking operations in the northern:

Netherlands Antilles, in Sint Maarten,
Saba and Sint Eustatius. FirstCaribbean
is the largest, publicly-traded bank in
the English-speaking Caribbean and it
is listed on five regional stock exchanges.

~ tthas a balance sheet of over US$9 billion

and a strong A- Stable rating from
Standard and Poor's. Its main shareholders
include Barclays Bank (43%), CIBC (43%)
and a range of regional investors.

As a dedicated and specialised international financial service provider |



acquisition will significantly enhance —

its current corporate and private banking
business. ABN AMRO’s decision to sell
its Curagao business follows a strategic

review, in which it concluded that as a

dedicated and specialised international
financial service provider, it would be
an excellent fit with FirstCaribbean,
which was fully focused on international
banking, in this Region. 3

The highly qualified staff and dedicated
management team led by Managing

Director Pim van der Burg will continue -

to manage the business. The ABN
AMRO’s Curacao banking operations
will continue under the brand name

of FirstCaribbean: and will report to

Jan-Arne Farstad, the Executive Director

of FirstCaribbean International Banking.

Upon completion of this transaction,
this business segment will be rebranded
FirstCaribbean International Wealth

Management.

ABN AMRO Curacao would be an excellent fit with FirstCaribbean

The ABN AMRO’s Curagao businesses,

which include the current ABN Curacao

Branch operations and the ABN Curacao -

Asset Management business, are the
largest international banking operations
in Curacao. These successful international
banking businesses have assets of around

~ US$1 billion. and -assets-under-
administration of more than US$600

million. It provides a wide range of
wealth management and banking
services to international private and
corporate clients and to the Trust- and
fund services industry. The organisation
is particularly recognised for its

competence in private banking, asset

management and cash management.

ABN AMRO carefully selected
FirstCaribbean as a buyer. It is confident

that FirstCaribbean is a solid ongoing

partner for its clients. This acquisition
is also in line with FirstCaribbean’s
strategy to be the Region’s leading
wealth management bank, as this



ABN-AMRO

ABOUT FIRSTCARIBBEAN
INTERNATIONAL BANK

FirstCaribbean is a customer-centred,

growth- oriented financial services
institution that aims to be the “Helpful
Partner” Bank to its customers. The Bank
offers a unique, full range of market-

~ leading banking services. The Bank has

a significant International Banking
business and it is a major player in
Corporate, Capital Markets and Retail
banking in the Caribbean Region.
FirstCaribbean has significant market
share in mahy of the countries in which
it operates and it is the leading credit
card issuer in the Region. FirstCaribbean
is the largest, regionally-listed bank in
the English-speaking Caribbean, with
assets of over US$9 billion and a market
capitalisation of over US$3 billion. With

over 3,400 staff, 100 retail branches,

corporate and international banking
centres in 16 countries, 27 islands or
territories, the Bank serves over 750,000
active accounts.

From inception, the Bank has been rate:
as “A- Stable” by Standard & Poor's,
the highest rating of any commercial
bank in the English-speaking Caribbean.
FirstCaribbean was formed in 2002 with.
the merger of the Caribbean operations.
of CIBC West Indies Holdings and Barclays’
Bank PLC. It is the only Regional bank
with significant ownership by top-rated
Canadian and European. banks.
FirstCaribbean was ranked 445 of world
banks and ranked 12 of Central-South
American banks in October 2005, by
The Banker magazine. In 2004 and 2005,
FirstCaribbean ‘was named “Best
Emerging Market Bank” in the Region
by Global Finance magazine of New York,
and “Bank of the Year” in the Region in
2004, by The Banker magazine of London.

More information about FirstCaribbean
can be found at:

; www firstcaribbeanbank.com

*

"ABOUT ABN AMRO BANK CURACAO -
lhe ABA AMIRO, Curacao. Ranking
~ operations serve. approximatély’ 3,000

international corporate and private clients.

_ with total assets of around US$1 billion

and over US$600 million assets-under-
management. |

The Bank’s offices are in Curagao,:
‘Netherlands Antilles and it has a staff of

75 employees.

ABOUT ABN AMRO etl
Netherlands-based ABN AMRO is a
leading international bank with total.
assets of EUR 899.3 billion (as at 30,
September 2005)..It has over 3,000
branches in more than 60 countries
and territories, and has a staff of over:
98,000 worldwide. ABN AMRO is listed
on the Euronext and New York stock -
exchanges. |

FIRSTCARIBBEAN

INTERNATIONAL BANK
GET THERE. TOGETHER,



FirstCaribbean International Bank is an Associated Company of Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC,

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the objectives, plans and intentions of FirstCaribbean international Bank, Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words “belleve”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate” and other similar expressions or
future of conditional verbs such as “will”, “should’, “would” and “could”. A forward-looking statement Is subject to risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of FirstCaribbean International Bank, may affect the
objectives, plans and intentions of FirstCaribbean International Bank and could cause actual Implementation and FirstCaribbean International Bank operations to differ materially from the expectations expressed In the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. These
factors include current, pending and proposed legislative or regulatory developments; intensifying competition resulting from established competitors; new entrants; technological change; global capital market activity including interest rate fluctuation, currency value fluctuation and

ral economic conditions worldwide; costs associated with the expansion of existing distribution channels, developing new ones and in realising increased revenue from these channels. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the forward-looking statements in
this press release. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
THE TRIBUNE

. Companies’ crime fight will

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005, PAGE 3B



work through information sharing

o now that we have
created this state of
awareness, and
gathered all this
information, what
shall we do? Last week, we
focused on the need to be
aware of our surroundings in
an effort to combat criminality.
Now what?
Let us compare this sense of
awsareness with a radar - you
know, the thing used to alert
pilots and ship operators of the
approach of potential danger.
What a radar does is very sim-
ilar to what I described in last
week’s article. It essentially
sends out feelers in the form
of radio waves which, after
bouncing off the incoming
object, enable the person who
is monitoring to detect
approaching objects.
It was the use of radar by the
British during World War 2
‘that assisted them tremen-

dously in holding off the air
- onslaught from the German

Air Force. The device allowed
‘the smaller Royal Air Force
‘ (RAF), a mere 450 aircraft-
: Strong, to be forewarned of the
: take-off and approach of the

much larger German bomber
‘ fleet. With this in mind, it was
critical that the radar operator
. alerted all persons concerned
‘ about the location, heading,
' speed and size of the incoming
‘ German planes. By doing this,
. the RAF fighters could now
' accurately deploy and counter
the Germans as they attempted
to crossed the French Channel.

This sounding of an alarm

or sharing of information is the
next critical step in efforts by
‘ corporate security managers to
' prevent loss and crime. The
manager is the lead person in

the company’s efforts to reduce
loss, and must understand that
at this point awareness must
spill into the entire firm, via
the sharing of critical informa-
tion.

For example, if neighbour-
ing businesses have been expe-
riencing assaults in their park-
ing lot, then it is possible that
this type of activity may come
into the area of responsibility
assigned to you. Is it better to
keep this information a secret
or, as suggested by a client,
hide and wait for the assailant
and catch him in the act?

This may sound good, and
when seen in the movies looks
good, but when attempted in
real life there are numerous
logistics, costs and risks
involved. Would it not be bet-
ter to advise staff of the poten-
tial danger, increase patrols,
increase lighting, or even close
off high-risk areas after hours.

All of these suggestions are
low risk - and low cost - com-
pared with the amount of man
hours that would have to invest
in setting up the sting opera-
tion.

Question

The question I always ask
students and clients is: Which
resort do you want to spend
your vacation at? The one that
has a good detection and con-
viction rate, or the one that has
a low incidence and crime
occurrence. To reduce loss and
crime, all persons who may be
affected must be brought up to
date consistently and continu-
ously on all events which hap-
pen. The idea that they cannot
handle the news is dangerous

and irresponsible, considering

Fiscal deficit falls

FROM page 1B

‘ lion, due to increases in both
* current and capital expendi-
tures.”

‘ Government revenues and
' grants during the 2005-2006
first quarter were 27.65 per
cent ahead of their 2004-2005
. comparative, standing at $271.9
million, while import duties
rose from, $80.4 million to
$104.4 million, growth of 29.85
‘per cent. -

However, recurrent spend-
ing increased by 8.3 per cent
to $260.9 million, compared to
- the previous year’s $240.9 mil-
lion, while capital spending
increased by 151.43 per cent to
$26.4 million.

In addition, the Central
Bank acknowledged that the
outlook for the Bahamian
economy had become “some-
what tempered” due to the
impact of high global oil prices
and Hurricane Wilma.

However, it said prospects
remained favourable for the
remainder of 2005, adding:
“Ongoing tourism investments
and robust construction activi-
ty are still expected to sustain
growth in the economy, despite
the deceleration of tourism out-
put as a result of Hurricane
_ Wilma. This outlook is sup-
ported by more stable oil prices
and the continued expansion
of the US economy.”

Tourism investments, cou-
pled with consumer spending
and residential construction
activity, helped to keep the
Bahamian economy going
despite the slowdown in
tourism that took place over
the first nine months of 2005,
the Central Bank reported,
with this decline further exac-
erbated in September by Hur-
ricane Wilma.

For the year to September
30, total arrivals to the
Bahamas fell by 3.1 per cent to
3.774 million. Although air vis-
itors increased by 1.7 per cent,
sea arrivals - including cruise

tion in.sea visitors outpacing a
0!8 per cent rise in air visitors.

“Developments in the
tourism sector continue to be
aided by the positive perfor-
mance of New Providence,
where the 11.8 per cent hike in
air arrivals offset the 4.2 per
cent falloff in sea visitors for a
1.2 per cent gain in overall
arrivals.”

October saw stronger growth
in mortgage lending in Bahami-
an dollars, which outpaced the

Safe &

Secure

by Gamal Newry

Preventative Measures

that they are most likely to be
the ‘news’ or, in other words,
the topic of discussion because
they became a victim.

It is also important that sug-
gestions for correcting or pre-
venting the problem are
obtained, which means listen-
ing to persons who may have a
different yet valuable perspec-
tive from yours. This some-
times becomes difficult for the
manager as ego comes
between, understanding that
the expert really is the person
with the problem, or who the
one who will confront the issue.

Drawing back to the RAF
fighters, on several occasions
flight command gave directions

on how the pilots should.

engage the enemy. Sometimes
they worked, but on occasion
the heat of battle demanded
other methods.

‘What I am saying at this
juncture is that the corporate
security manager must not only
be prepared to give informa-

tion in efforts to reduce crime,,

but they must also be prepared
to receive information in the
form of recommendations from

6.83%

growth in deposits. As a result,
there were contractions in bank
liquidity and the external
reserves.

For the first 10 months of

2005, excess reserves in the —

Bahamian banking system con-
tracted by $15.4 million, com-
pared to arise of $59.7 million
last year. During that time, the
external reserves fell by $30.3
million, due to increased
demand for imports and higher
oil prices.

Legal Notice -

NOTICE
VILA EDEN LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) VILA EDEN LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies

Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted: to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Ltd., of
Rue de Lausanne 17 bis, 1211 Geneva 70, Switzerland.

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Credit Suisse Trust Ltd.
Liquidator



Legal Notice

NOTICE

?

MCANDREWS INVESTMENTS LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) MCANDREWS INVESTMENTS LTD. is in voluntary dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.



persons who are closer to the
event. My research and obser-
vations have seen where this
inability to share timely infor-
mation could have exacerbated
a criminal/loss event. Thus the
prevailing problem of ego often
costs companies more time and
money than any other defi-
ciency in security.

As we continue this series, it
is important to adequately
grasp these points on aware-
ness; what you see, hear and
feel, and information sharing
based on what was collected as
a result of being alert. All oth-
er actions will weigh heavily on
these first steps.

NB: Gamal Newry is the
president of Preventative Mea-
sures, a loss prevention and
asset protection training and
consulting company, specialis-
ing in Policy and Procedure
Development, Business Secu-
rity Reviews and Audits, and
Emergency and Crisis Man-
agement. Comments can be
sent to PO Box N-3154 Nas-
sau, Bahamas or, e-mail
gnewry@coralwave.com

uring QL.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
REDWOOD HOUSE INVESTMENTS LID.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) REDWOOD HOUSE INVESTMENTS LTD. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd. of
Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola BVI. .

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator

Legal Notice

| NOTICE
TAHKULI LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) TAHKULI LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution-under the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companies
Act 2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,
2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General. :

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd.,
Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



| Nassau, Bahamas
Shirley & Mackey Street

Saturday, December 3, 2005

9:00A.M.-3:00P.M.

No reasonable offer
will be refused

or Financing Arrangements. |

We'll take Cash



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All sales “As ia”

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ship passengers - fell by 5.1 per
cent. (b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on November 28,

The Central Bank report 2005 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
said the. “downtiin was con- registered by the Registrar General.

centrated in Grand Bahama”, (c) The Liquidator of the said company is Verduro Associated Ltd. of
where overall visitors declined Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola BVI.

by 19.9 per cent, as air and sea
arrivals dropped by 30.3 per
cent and 13.2 per cent respec-
tively.

The Central Bank added:
“Arrivals to the Family Islands
were reduced by 2.4 per cent,
with the 31/2 per cent reduc-

Dated this 30th day of November, A.D. 2005.

Verduro Associated Ltd.
Liquidator



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PAGE 4B, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005

Buyer unveils lawsuit against South Ocean

FROM page 1B

hotel properties, remaining 40-
year lease on the golf course,
and improvement rights to a
marina and casino gaming
licence.

Conclusion of any deal
would have depended on the
$15 million mortgage that
South Ocean had with Scotia-
bank (Bahamas) being in good
standing.

The lawsuit claimed: “Due
to the pending FSCO investi-
gation, Evans, on behalf of
himself, South Ocean and
CCWIPP, required another

Schaffer entity to enter into a.

Letter of Intent with South
Ocean for the property.”
Fraser allegedly signed the
Letter of Intent, which allowed
L&M and Case Financial to
perform due diligence on South
Ocean, examining its “financ-
ing, accounting and business
records”, as well as all contracts

FROM page 1B

Adjusted Ratio forecast at
20.78 per cent at fiscal year
ending 2006, comfortably sup-
porting future growth oppor-
tunities”.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national said the expansion of
its capital base would enable it
to “pursue new commercial
opportunities” and help to low-
er internal costs.

The rights offering document
added that if net proceeds of
$24.5 million were generated,
and assuming an effective yield
rate of 8.5 per cent per annum,
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional “could generate addi-
tional net interest income of
about $2 million per year”.

The document added: “This
increase in capital would create
tremendous business opportu-
nities for the bank, as its capital
base would be stronger and
more resilient. In this regard,

the bank would have the capac- —

ity to take on larger commer-
cial transactions and provide
improved fiduciary comfort to
institutions and multinational
corporations when seeking a
local. banking partner.” ;

International business

accounted for about 15 per cent ,

of Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s business, and its
strategic plan had put “signifi-
cant emphasis” on growing this
category.

The capital raised by the
right issue could be deployed
immediately, the issue docu-
ment said, as the bank had the
capacity to take on new busi-
ness.

Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s lending had “expe-





Pricing Information As Of:
29 November 200 5

Abaco. Markets

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LEONEL PIERRE BORGELLA OF
RED HEAD ROAD #5, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that
any person who knows any reason why registration/ naturalization
should not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 30TH day of
NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.

_and the casino licence that

kicks in when the resort gets
up to a certain room size.
After the signing, L&M
alleged that it and its sub-
sidiaries brought various

investor groups to the Bahamas

to inspect South Ocean in April
2005.

The Letter of Intent alleged-
ly prevented the defendants
from soliciting other buyers
between March 18, 2005, and
May 31, 2005, but the lawsuit
claimed that this exclusivity
period was “breached”.

The lawsuit alleged that in
May 2005, South Ocean,
CCWIPP and the other defen-
dants approached investors
from Toronto and others, who
had previously been introduced
to the Bahamian resort by
Schaffer and his companies,
and “falsely informed them
that.... the Letter of Intent had
been terminated”. ~

They then allegedly attempt-

rienced an above-industry
growth rate” in the past two
years, and with that trend set to
continue, the rights issue will
give it the capital base to sup-
port that growth.

The rights issue is offering
3.6 million new shares, priced
at $7 each; to existing share-

holders, who are able to buy.

one new share for every 3.323
they now hold.

The 3.6 million shares would
increase Bank of the Bahamas
International’s issued ordinary
stock by 30.09 per cent to
15.563 million shares, up from
11.963 million.

The bank said it believed the
rights issue would be “accre-
tive” to shareholders based on
earnings per share (EPS), while
those who did not subscribe for
their rights would see their

holdings diluted by 23.13 per .

cent on a proportional basis.
The rights issue document
contained financial projections
for Bank of the Bahamas Inter-
national’s performance. in the
period 2006-2008.
Loans are projected to grow

__ by. $73.248 million in 2006,

reflecting 2005 loan commit-
ments of $59.658 million, with
growth of about 10 per cent in
2007 and 5 per cent in 2008.
Securities were estimated to
grow at about 5 per cent every
year, as were non-interest
expenses except for employee
costs and computer expenses,
as these were “projected to
increase more substantially as a
result of new hires and the

amortisation of the new core

banking system”.
In addition, extra expenses












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CT. 31, 2005

7 4G
feces

: Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.

ed to sell the resort to the
Toronto-based investors, who
are not named in the lawsuit.
Then, during May 2005, Schaf-
fer and his companies alleged
that Evans approached them
to immediately pay back the
$2.5 million worth of deben-
tures that CCWIPP held in
Case Financial. This was
sparked by the FSCO probe.

Debentures

In return for paying back the
debentures, South Ocean and
CCWIPP allegedly agreed to
extend the exclusivity period
until January 31, 2006. An
exchange of letters over the
exclusivity period allegedly fol-
lowed, but the lawsuit alleged
that Schaffer was “induced” to
hand over the agreement on
the debenture repurchase
before the extension agreement
was “fully executed”.

The lawsuit alleged: “The

were also projected from extra
branches in New Providence
and the Family Islands, with
this expansion set to start in
2006. Net income was project-

original Letter of Intent pro-
vided that plaintiffs had until
June 31, 2005, to negotiate and
execute a definitive agreement.
However, on June 1, 2005,
plaintiffs through Schaffer were
falsely informed by CCWIPP,
South Ocean, Evans and Fras-
er that Allen had sold the prop-
erty, and therefore plaintiffs
could not go forward to nego-
tiate and enter into a definitive
agreement under the original
Letter of Intent, that South
Ocean would not sign the
extension agreement..... and

further that no extension of the .

Letter of Intent would be hon-
oured.”
The debentures agreement
was allegedly never returned.
South Ocean's closure was
the culmination of the 'Right-

‘Sizing Programme' report on

South Ocean, written by War-
ren Adamson, president of the
Caribbean Hotels Division for
PRK Holdings, a company



ed to rise from $7.009 million in
fiscal 2005 to $8.929 million

‘next year, growing to $10.848

million in 2007 and $12.443 mil-
lion in 2008.

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE
LAKE MOSAMBIQUE INC.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

‘Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd day of
November, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

LEGAL NOTICE

-NOTICE

TECHNOLOGIE SAMMLER LTD.
| (In Voluntary Liquidation)

a

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on.the 23rd day of
September, 2005. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757, Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

_

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through which CCWIPP funds
the resort.

The Adamson report said:
"South Ocean's accumulated
deficit as at December 31, 2002,
as per its audited financial
statement, was $26 million.
This deficit includes losses of
$4.7 million and $3.5 million
for the 2002 and 2002 fiscal
years, respectively. The antici-
pated loss for fiscal 2003 is $7
million of which $5 million will
be cash. provided by
[CCWIPP], the balance of $2
million being non-cash expens-
es. “In fact, the anticipated loss
for. the 2003 fiscal year will
exceed forecasted rev-
enues........ To put another per-
spective on the extent of the
loss situation, the $5 million

‘cash subsidy required of

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHNNY DECIUS OF HOPE
TOWN, ABACO, 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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,










Nassau, Bahamas.










Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LUC DUPRE OF FINLAYSON STREET, 4
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 23RD day of NOVEMBER, 2005 to the Minister responsible ’
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama, ‘}-

THE TRIBUNE;

Â¥

[CCWIPP] for 2003 will exceed -
the total annual payroll (includ-
ing all payroll benefits and gra-,
tuities collected from guests ,
and paid over to employees)
of the entire resort operation."
The Adamson report said
that based on figures to August
31, 2003, South Ocean's ADR
was 84 per cent below the
required rate to generate a rea-
sonable return on the pension:
fund's investment. The hotel |
needed to generate an ADR,
of $438 on its then 39.5 per cent
occupancy, rather than the,
$69.10 ADR it was actually’
achieving. oie
In addition, for the eight
months to August 31, 2003,
South Ocean's. operating losses
were 40 per cent higher than
for the same period in 2002.



2005... 2
No. 00971 "|

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot’!
of land comprising 42,607 square feet being part of ‘|
Allotment Number 12 of a Subdivision known and °
called “Malcolm Allotments”.and situate approximately:
3,420 feet South of Soldier Road and about 440 feet
East of East Street in the Southern District of the Island
of New Providence, Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE QUIETING TITLES ACT
OF 1959.

AND

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF.
ALLISON E. DELEVEAUX

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 11th day.’

of October, A.D. 2005.

The Petition of Allison Deleveaux of Crooked Island
one of the Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas

showeth in respect of:

ALL THAT piece or parcel of land comprising 42,607 .
square feet being part of Allotment Number 12 ofa ©
Subdivision known and called “Malcolm Allotments”
and situate approximately 3,420 feet South of Soldier’
Road and about 440 feet East of East Street in the
Southern District of New Providence, Bahamas, and
bounded on the Northwest by land property of one L.J.
Richardson and running thereon Three Hundred and
Thirty (330) feet and on the Northeast by Lot Number
Fourteen (14) of the said Malcolm Allotments and
running thereon One Hundred and Thirty-two (132)
feet and on the Southeast by land now or formerly the
property of Enid M. Fox and Keath E. Seymour-and
running thereon Three Hundred and Thirty (330) feet,
-and on the Southwest by a Road Reservation Ten (10)
feet wide and running thereon One Hundred and Thirty-

two (132) feet.

The Petitioner, Allison Delevaux; herein claims to be
the owner in fee simple in possession of the said piece of land .
and has made application to The Supreme Court Of The,
Commonwealth Of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting:»
Titles Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land.
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and:

declared in a Certificate Of Title to be grated by the Court in
accordance with the provisions of that Act.

‘

Copies of the Plan showing the position boundaries
shape marks and dimensions of the said piece of land may be |
inspected during normal office hours at the following places: .

+

(a) The Registry of The Supreme Court, East Street
North, Nassau, Bahamas.

(b) The Chambers of Joseph C. Lédée, Suite No.6, .
Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street, Nassau, Bahamas.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days’
after the final publication of these presents file at the Registry
of The Supreme Court in the City of Nassau, Bahamas, and
serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned a Statement of
his/her Claim in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to

be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement:
Of Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days after»

the final publication of these presents shall operate as a bar to's

such claim.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chambers
Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close

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“siete ele ey

Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attorney for the Petitioner


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EROM page 1B

meanit these were not available
to the public for inspection, an
FNM Senator said yesterday
as he responded to denials by a
government minister.

Responding

John Delaney was respond-
ing to Allyson Maynard-Gib-
son, minister of financial ser-
vices and investment, who had
described his allegations that
company searches could not be
carried out at the Registrar
General’s Department this

Vehicle t

summer as incorrect and con-
taining “significant errors”.
But Mr Delaney said yester-
day that it was wrong to blame
problems the difficulties expe-
rienced by registered agents. in
conducting company searches
on ‘beta testing’ of the new
electronic, digitised system.
He said: “The problem
regarding searches of corpo-
rate files of companies regis-
tered under the Companies
Act related entirely to the state
of physical disrepair at the Reg-
istry. Specifically, the premises
suffered sewerage back up this
summer - one of several in the

system

premni

FROM page 1B

the Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National security
said yesterday would help the
police to track stolen vehicles.
Addressing a conference on
New approaches to overcom-
ing Crime, organised by the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
mérce and IBM (Bahamas),
Cynthia Pratt said of the
‘LoJack’ system: “We expect
this project will put a signifi-
caht dent in stolen vehicle
recovery and act as a deterrent
to;vehicle theft in general.”
‘Car insurance premiums are
impacted to some extent by the
level of vehicle theft in the
Bahamas and how many stolen
cars the police are able to
recover, so the ‘LoJack’ system
may PuONde: a positive, boost. ,

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Describing the Chamber
seminar as “timely and topi-
cal”, Mrs Pratt said of the
upcoming Christmas period,
traditionally one that see a
peak in criminal activity: “It is
the busiest time of year for our
merchants and business peo-
ple, a time they depend on to
boost their profits.”

She urged the Chamber to
make the seminar an annual
event, adding that the newly-
formed Tourism Policing Unit
had “by all accounts” been
working well, with the concept
“embraced and well-received
by the public”.

Felix Stubbs, head of IBM
(Bahamas), told the seminar
that reducing crime would cut

the cost of living in the -

Bahamas and “enhance” this
nation’s image, helping to

. attract additional foreign direct |

past two years -'which resulted
in the area containing corpo-
rate files being contaminated
by sewerage.

Experience

“As a result, the experience
was that Registry staff, for a
period, did not make those files
available to the public for
inspection, undoubtedly out of
concern for their own health
as well as the public, until clean
up/decontamination had been
carried out.”

Mr Delaney drew attention
to a Tribune report published

and tourists
“a safer desti-

investment
because it was
nation”.

“Reducing crime does pay,
and it does pay handsomely,”
Mr Stubbs said.

on July 28, which reported
Registrar General’s Depart-
ment employees and visitors as
expressing concern about the
building’s “deplorable struc-
ture” and lack of maintenance.

Meanwhile, Mr Delaney said
beta testing of the system was
not the main problem in rela-
tion to deeds and document
searches, which are essential in
establishing clean land title, but
the “state of the information
in the system for the period
from 2003 to present”, the time
when microfilming was discon-
tinued.

Stating that deeds and docu-



Reginald Ferguson, assistant

commissioner of police, said .

crime impacted the Bahamas’
economic stability and its
effects were felt throughout the
work environment.

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Senator: Sewer back-up hurts company search

ments were completely sepa-
rate from company searches,
Mr Delaney said that each doc-
ument lodged for recording
had to be scanned, a summary
of its information produced,
and this then entered into the
system. When title searches
were conducted, investigators
went through the summary
information to find which were
relevant, before they conduct-
ed full investigations.

Relation

Mr Delaney said: “In rela-
tion to the year 2003 to date
information, the problems are
the summary (‘document infor-
mation’) is incorrect or inade-
quate in most cases, and the
scanned document is not avail-

able for viewing on the system
in most cases.
“Additionally, there are
instances arising where the
index, which is supposed to
state where to find a particular
document in the system, is
defective in that the document
cannot be found where the

‘index states that it is located in

the system.”

Mr Delaney said this meant
the system could not be relied
upon.

He added that his comments
were not meant as criticisms of
the Registrar General’s staff,
who were having to endure
poor working conditions, and
his concern was simply that the
issue be addressed for the ben-
efit of the public.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE BAHAMAS
GOVERNMENT TREASURY BILLS

Sealed tenders for B$59,100,000.00 of 91-Day
Treasury Bills will be received by the banking
manager, The Central Bank of The Bahamas,
Frederick Street, Nassau up to 3:00p.m. on Friday,

-December 2, 2005. Successful*Tenderers, who
will be advised should take up their bills against
payment on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. These
bills will be in minimum multiples of B$100.00.
Tenders are to be on special forms obtainable
from The Central Bank of The Bahamas or

commercial banks.

Tenders must state the net price percent (in
multiples of one cent) and should be marked
“Tender”. The Central Bank of the Bahamas
reserves the right to reject any or all tenders.



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INTERNATIONAL

GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED
ADVANCED EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Program
of The Ministry of Education, Bank of The Bahamas International is
pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for ALL Students in
The Loan Program will take place at The Holy Trinity Activities
Centre - Stapledon Gardens from December Ist, 2005 through
December 7th, 2005 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm as follows:-

NEW STUDENTS (FIRST TIME RECIPIENTS)
AND RETURNING STUDENTS

A-C: Thursday Ist, December 2005
D-I: Friday 2nd, December 2005

J-M

Monday 5th, December 2005

N-S: Tuesday 6th, December 2005
T-Z: Wednesday 7th, December 2005

Time:

Place:

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Holy Trinity Activities Centre,

ara Gardens

© Returning Students: Both Students OR Guarantors should be present
and must bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport and National Insurance Card).

New Students: Both Students AND Guarantors should be present and
bring relevant Identification.
(Valid Passport, National Insurance Card, Current Job Letter and a copy of

Utility Bill)

Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation has been

completed.

NO DISBURSEMENTS WILL BE MADE AT THE BANK!




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@ SOFTBALL

RAIDERS PRACTICE

WITH the Masters Soft-
ball League already started,
the Miller’s Raiders and. ~
manager Spence Lynes are
calling on all those persons
who wish to play with the
team. A practice session is
scheduled for today between
4-6pm at the Southern
Recreation Grounds. All
interested players should
note that a player’s fee of
$25.00 is required. The .
Raiders will play their first
game on Saturday at the
Churchill Tener Knowles
National Softball Stadium.

@ BASKETBALL
FORBES COMPETES
FOR PENSACOLA
FORMER CV Bethel

Stingrays’ standout Lanardo

Lamont Forbes, son of Mr

and Mrs Locksley Forbes,

has made the varsity basket-
ball team for Pensacola —

Christian College.

The PCC Eagles’ team
participate in interscholastic
competition with other
teams from the Southeast.

Pensacola Christian Col-
lege is a liberal arts college
enrolling students from
every state in the US and
more than 70 foreign’coun-
tries.

Pensacola Christian Col-
lege has an enrollment of
approximately-4,400 full-
time students in its under-
graduate program and offers
over 70 progtams of study.

@ BASKETBALL
CATHOLIC DIOCESAN .
CHAMPIONSHIPS.
GAME two of the _

Catholic Diocesan Primary

Schools’ best-of-three cham-

pionship series willbe.

played today at 3.30pm at
the Loyola Hall, Gladstone

Road.

Game one: was played « on.
Monday with the pennant-
winning St. Francis/Joseph
Shockers taking a 1-0 lead
with a close 35-32 victory —
over the Xavier’s Giants.

The Shockers will attempt

‘to go through the entire sea-
son undefeated when they
play game two today.‘





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M VOLLEYBALL .
PRIMARY SCHOOLS
TOURNEY...

THE New Provitienes’ Pri-

mary Schools’ Sports: Associ-

ation will host its annual vol-
leyball tournament at the
Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
plex. ~

The event will: kick off
today and ‘run through ©”
Thursday to determine who
will advance to play i in the
finals on Friday in both the
boys and girls divisions.

The competition will get
underway at 10am each day.

MCYCLING .-:
LICENCES ISSUED -
WITH the 2006 season

fast approaching, the New

Providence. Cycling Associa-

tion is encouraging all of its

registered members and
those wishing to become
members to ensure'that they
obtain their licences or they
won't be allowed to Partict-
pate.

Association president
Barron ‘Turbo’ Musgrove
said they intend to issue new
licences by the third week in
January so that the cyclists
will be prepared for the
opening of the season in
February.



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i WEIGHTLIFTING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

AT AGE 63, Abaconian
veteran bodybuilder Arthur
Eldon continues to rack in the
international. achievements.

Over the weekend at the
South Florida Championships,
Eldon competed in the Mas-
ters’ 60-and-over age category
and came out with a second
place finish.

Bahamas Bodybuilding &
Fitness Federation’s president
Danny Sumner said Eldon has
been phenomenal with his
performances over the years.

“He’s just a great individ-
ual,” Sumner summed up.

“When you consider how long
he’s been competing, it’s just
great to see him continue to

Second place finish in the
South Florida Championships



perform as well as he’s been
doing.”

Eldon actually got started
in bodybuilding at the age of
15 in 1957. It was in 1962 when
he entered his first official
competition, coming in third
tm the Mr. Bahamas.

Later that year, Eldon and
Kingsley Poitier made histo-
ry as the first two Bahamians
to represent the Bahamas at
an international meet.

While Poitier went on to
clinch the first title for the

Bahamas when he won Mr
Universe in New York,
Eldon finished fifth in his divi-
sion.

The following year, Eldon
would go on to compete in Mr
West Indies in Barbados

where he claimed a second

place finish.

Forty years later, Eldon is
still competing.

“T think very quietly the
man has done a remarkable
job,” Sumner stressed. “He
has been quietly doing a sig-

nificant job promoting the
Bahamas.

“He’s travelled extensively,
competing for the Bahamas.
A lot of the bodybuilders were
not even born when he started
competing.”

Sumner said what amazes
him is the fact that, every oth-
er day, Eldon is in the gym
training for his next competi-
tion.

Earlier this year, Eldon won
the 50-and-over category in
Grand Bahama and he placed





second in the middleweight
division in the 60-and-over
category in the Southern State
Championships.

Sumner said next year,
Eldon will be getting ready to
compete in his 49th year as.a
bodybuilder.

“There’s no other body-
builder in the Caribbean com-
peting right now who has been
competing longer than
Eldon,” Sumner disclosed.

When Eldon was in his
prime, he competed against
such world renowned com-
petitors as Steve Reeves,
Gordon Scott and Sergio Olivy-
er. :
Sumner said a lot of the
young bodybuilders should
look and learn from the
achievements that Eldon has
accomplished.

Sharks take game
three against Lions

@ THE SC McPherson

Sharks and the HO Nash
Lions continued their fight

for the Government
Secondary Schools Sports
Association’s junior boys

championship yesterday.

Sharks won 25-20, 23-25,

15-9,

(Photos: Mario
Duncanson/
Tribune staff)




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@ VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE SC McPherson
Sharks were a little hungrier
for victory in game three of
the Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association’s
junior boys champions and
‘they devoured the HO Nash
Lions.

The pennant-winning
Sharks moved one game
from winning the title after
their 25-20, 23-25, 15-9 deci-
sion over the Lions. on Tues-
day at the AF Adderley
Gym.

Pivotal

“This was a pivotal game
for us because it established
whether we want to go for-
ward or not,” said a cautious
Sharks’ coach Rodney Far-
quharson.

“Tn the first game, we lost
in a nail-biter to them.

“Tt was close.

“We came back and tied
the series and gained the
momentum.

“So we have to make sure
and take advantage of our

opportunities.”
The Sharks played well in

the first set, coming back.

from a 6-1 deficit as Garret
Miller stepped it up in the
front court with a variety of
dinks, flicks and spikes.

They rallied back for a 10-
9 deficit and managed to
surge ahead 16-12 as Lorenzo
Williams was able to help out
on the offensive end.

SC McPherson would
maintain their lead and
pulled off the first set as HO
Nash self-destructed down
the stretch.

However, the Sharks con-
tinued to apply the pressure
in the second set as Prince
Pinder and Williams provid-
ed a 1-2 offensive punch up
front for a 9-5 lead.

But HO Nash relied on the
strong serving from Daniel
Williams as they eventually
tied the score at 17-17.

Both teams traded the ball
when they reached the 20-
point mark and, when they
had the opportunity to com-
plete the two-set sweep, Pin-
der missed three consecutive
spike attempts for the Sharks
as the Lions roared to victo-
ry.
Then in the third set, HO



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Nash carried over their
momentum as they took a
quick 4-1 lead.

But it was short lived as SC
McPherson rebounded for an
8-4 advantage.

HO Nash again made one
last dent at the lead, cutting
the deficit to 12-9.

However, SC McPherson
sealed the deal as Lorenzo
Williams got a block, Pinder
came up with a big spike and
HO Nash hit the ‘final rally
return long.

Basics

Farquharson said his
Sharks will have to work on
getting back to basics, using
the three plays because he’s
convinced that the Lions
can’t handle their attack.

“Also, we have to work on
getting our second line of
players to pick up the dinks
and the spikes,” he said. “We
weren’t able to do a good job
on that in some cases today.”

He was referring to play-
ers such as Kendal McPhee,
Andrew Pierre and Allance
Ferguson, whom he will call
upon to assist his aa big
players.

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Priors Coun act Citi

AS ANNOUNCED by the Minister for Youth, Sports & Culture Neville Wisdom during the
recent National Sports Leaders Conclave, the Government of the Bahamas has approved a new regime
of subventions for elite and developmental Bahamian athletes.



Following is the complete and official list of the Government's Athlete Subventions:

@ ELITE ATHLETES

Christine Amertil (Track & Field)

Chris Brown (Track & Field)

Marvin Rolle (Lawn Tennis) $19,600
$26,400 Christopher Vythoulkas (Swimming) $19,600

$26,400

Dominic Demeritte (Track & Field) . $26,400
$19,600 & DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANCE

Jackie Edwards (Track & Field)



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Laverne Eve (Track & Field) $26,400 Derek Atkins (Track & Field) $12,000
Debbie Ferguson (Track & Field) $26,400 Shandria Brown (Track & Field) $12,000
Savetheda Fynes (Track & Field) $26,400 Aaron Cleare (Track & Field) $12,000
Avard Moncur (Track & Field) $26,400 Grafton Ifill (Track & Field) $12,000
Leevan Sands (Track & Field) $26,400 Travano McPhee (Swimming) $12,000
Chandra Sturrup (Track & Field) $26,400 Devin Mullings (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Tonique Williams Darling (Track & Field) $26,400 Timothy Neiliy (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Tamara Rigby (Track & Field) $12,000

Tavara Rigby (Track & Field) $12,000
@ EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY, 2005 Tino Sands (Track & Field) $12,000
Tamika Clarke (Track & Field) | $19,600 Ryan Sweeting (Lawn Tennis) $12,000
Dennis Darling (Track & Field) $19,600 Andre Williams (Track & Field) $12,000
Toureano Johnson (Boxing) $19,600
Jeremy Knowles (Swimming) $19,600 “*Developmental Assistance is pending for two
Johnathon Massey (Cycling) $19,600 additional athletes, subject to NEC a unWa ES *
Nathaniel McKinney (Track & Field) $26,400 regulatory approval.
Bjorn Munroe (Lawn Tennis) $19,600 ae
Osbourne Moxey (Track & Field) $19,600 & PROVISIONAL :

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Nicholas Rees (Swimming)

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005



Artists share culture at
Art International: 2005

ll By PETURA BURROWS
Tribune Feature Writer

WHEN people come
together to share their culture,
great things happen. It's a
merger that allows each per-
son involved to see the world
through the other’s eyes, to
realise the many differences
that exist between the two, but
to also see the similarities.

That was exactly what
Princess Bo Sigrist Guirey, a
London-born artist who has
lived in the Bahamas since she
was a child, sought to bring
about through her latest exhi-
bition: Art International: 2005.
The exhibition, which runs to
the end of December at Guar-
anty Trust Bank Limited,
Lyford Cay, has given
Bahamian artists an opportu-
nity to showcase their work
alongside those of interna-

_tional artists.

The exhibition, organisers
say, serves as the very suc-
cessful start of an exciting
-artistic adventure that not only
bridges geographical gaps, but
artistic styles as well.

Reality

"I felt that Bahamian artists
didn't get the recognition they
should have worldwide. There
is so much talent in this coun-
try really. I wanted to show-
case that," Princess Guirey
told Tribune Arts in an inter-
view before the opening of the
show last Friday. After trav-
eling to London, and meeting
with some of her artist friends
who were all excited to come
to the Bahamas, the interna-
tional show became a reality.

"It’s a lead up, I hope, to
Bahamian artists going to
major galleries in London.
That's what I would like to
see happen," Princess Guirey
told Tribune Arts.

"We are all improving we
are all striving to move fur-
ther, and I don't think any of
us will sit and say I'll keep

turning out the same thing

now that we have been part





“I felt that Bahamian artists’

didn't get the recogni

tion

they should have worldwide..
There is so much talent in

this country really.

. Lwanted

to showcase that.”



Princess Bo Sigrist Guirey

of this exhibition. I think a lot
of Bahamian art has been
doing the seas and the boats
because it does sell well, but in
.this exhibition we have rather
got away from that. The artists
have become even more dar-
ing," she said.

Bahamians, John Beadle,
John Cox, Claudette Dean,
Tyrone Ferguson, Nora Smith,
Dorman Stubbs, Rupert
Watkins and Lillian Blades
were invited to display their
works in the exhibition. Five
artists from the UK; Marika
Brennen, Simon Eden,
Christopher Hankey, Lynda
Minter and Maria-Rita
Phillipes; two from Africa,
Robert Slingsby (South
Africa), and Michael Allard
(Zimbabwe) were also invit-
ed.

Renowned artist, Micheline
Roquebrune Connery, wife of
Sean Connery, also has one
piece on display that depicts
her granddaughters in play,
though it is not for sale. This is
the first time that the artist
has ever lent any of her pieces
to an exhibition in a gallery,
having only ever displayed in
museums. The work of
Princess Guirey is also on
exhibition. Collectively, 90
pieces are being showcased.

While many of the artists
have remained within specific
disciplines of art; sculptures,
oils or acrylics, and even mix
medium paintings - some have
created their own art media.
British artist, Simon Eden,
told Tribune Arts that he

jumped at the opportunity to
be a part of the exhibition,
which he described as "an idea

of putting together an eclectic

mix of artists". He wanted to
see where the parallels:lie
between his work and the
work of Bahamian artists, as
well as experience what dri-
ves them all as artists.

In the past, Edon has
worked,in a variety of medi-
ums, but decided to take a
sabbatical several years ago
and move into the mountains
with his family to spend one
year exploring a new idea, one
that he hoped would fuse all
of the disciplines he has
worked in together.

Sculpture

One year became two, and
finally Edon had created a
new media that he now calls,
“coda-graphs". Each piece
begins as a sketch which the
artist uses to create a three-
dimensional sculpture creat-
ed with pigments, bones,
stones, petals, pixels, ink, light
- almost no material is exclud-
ed. The sculptures are then
photographed from multiple
angles and the negatives
developed. He scans the neg-
atives and originals into a
computer together and prints
them onto fine art paper, or
board. The prints make it to
his easel and are re-worked
with acrylics or ink. The entire
process can take months
because he usually works on

several pieces at one time.
One of the six coda-graphs
in the exhibition depicts tree

bark and coral, another uses
fishing net, aquatic plants and
rocks, and another uses sea-
weed - all emerged in water
before they were pho-
tographed. Another piece
highlights the pigmentation of
sand, and like the rest, the
materials were submerged in
water. Drops of oil have been
added to create a swirling
effect before the piece is pho-
tographed.

In a tribute to the Bahamas,
a country surrounded by
water, Edon's six coda-graphs
are based on the ixthus (or
icthus), the Greek symbol for
fish.

Said the artist: "With these
ixthus coda-graphs, I wanted
people to think about the his-
tory of the islands. Arthur C
Clarke once said, ‘how strange
that we call this planet earth,
when it should be called
ocean', because it's entirely
ocean. So the theme of the
fish, and the first recorded set-
tlers living here relying on
fishing for their survival, it
seemed to be a good theme
to explore since I was coming
to the Bahamas for the first
time."

Marika Brennen, who is
also in the Bahamas for the
first time and is showcasing
her work along with her moth-
er, Maria-Rita Phillips, has
fallen in love with the art of



Claudette Dean and John Cox
because of their ability to cap-
ture true artistic energy, she
said. Art International marks .
the first time that Brennen has
displayed her work alongside
Bahamian artists, and it has
proven to be a learning expe-
rience.

She told Tribune Arts that
Cox is "totally international"
and wants art to have no
boundaries. Speaking of his
pieces, a series of six mixed
medium paintings with a black
and white theme, Brennen
said that: "He has this extra-
ordinary history where he was
looking at shapes on caves
that were hundreds and hun-
dreds of years old, and he was
able to bring that communi-
cation cf art into this century
in this piece.

“Tt is looking and trying to
understand what people so
many years ago were trying to
communicate, ani I think
that's moving. The trees going
across, to me, symbolizes the
unity of all earth, the growth
of us all. I was completely
wowed."

Describing Claudette Dean
as a woman after her own
heart, Brennen has found a
Bahamian artist who shares a
similar vision as hers, that
colour is a powerful commu-

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& WORK by John Cox (above) and Claudette Dean (below right) from Art International: 2005.

FROM page one

nication tool. In one of Dean's
paintings, "The Artist" vivid
colours are used to depict the
spirit of a painter.

"In it her hand becomes the
palette with all the colours. It
becomes one with her. And
talking to (Dean) I thought,
this is an amazing woman who
is spiritually and artistically
inspiring," said Brennen.

As one who also loves
colour, and who considers her-
self a spiritual person, Bren-
nen's work speaks for her. The
message of being in-touch with
ones environment, easily felt
and recognized, but difficult
to put into words, is summed
up using layers of colours.

Explaining the philosophy
behind her "Mother and Son"
oil painting that follows the
same format found in all her
work - small objects set against
a large negative space, the
artist told Tribune Arts: "The
space here is the enormity of
where we live, the environ-

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ment, the universe. Under-
neath all of this is a bright red
that is at the centre of the
earth. The very beginning
would be strong red and then
the grays and the browns are
the rocks and the earth. Then
I paint the colours of flowers.

"The smaller mother and
child in the corner signifies
how small we are in the earth
and highlighting the beauty of
a mother teaching her child
how to water a garden, to be a
good steward on earth. Her
simplicity of just teaching her
child is what the world needs.

"And the background, if you

‘look at anything under a

microscope it becomes un-den-
sified, fluid and part of every-
thing around me. So rather
than painting a specific tree, I
am showing that if you look
closely under a microscope
you can see the fluidity, the
connection between every-
thing on earth. They are defi-
nitely spiritual paintings."

Michael Allard, who works |

in acrylics, explores the lighter,
brighter side of Zimbabwe, a
culture that is currently rid-
dled with social unrest, pover-
.ty and 80 per cent unemploy-
ment.

"As a rule I prefer to find
some of the funnier things that
happen in life. I don't want to
do people killing each other.
I'm about enjoying life wher-
ever you are. When I paint,
it's like I make my own ideal



world because I love Africa
and there are good things to

paint there."

In his one and only political
painting, which the artist had
to hide in his studio and roll in
his carry-on luggage, a man is
depicted riding backwards on a
bicycle, touting the motto of
the existing government. By
painting the man riding back-
wards, the artist is making a
political statement: "I feel that
the government is moving
backwards".

But Allard's other two
paintings in the exhibition
depict the humour of what he
sees in his country. A Zim-
babwe man, wearing a huge
smile on his face, casually rid-
ing a bicycle and carrying
chickens, and another depicts a
child pushing another child up
a hill on a bicycle.

For Allard, coming to the
Bahamas for the first time to
be a part of an international
effort has been rewarding. He
has been impressed with what
he has seen, and how his work
has been received.

“The works of the Bahami-
ans are superb. That's a won-
derful thing, and that's what I.
think is so great about an inter-
national exhibition. Art is art.
It's not where you live. My
work reflects my life in Africa
and what I see.

“But I'm thrilled that people
in the Bahamas are appreciat-
ing my work."

@ MALCOLM RAE will be the featured artist (above) at thé
11th Annual Festival Noel 2005: An Evening Under the Stars:
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Home Gallery on Eastern Road, Corner of Tower Heights,
from 6pm - 9pm. Private viewing by appointment.

lm SHELDON SAINT is being featured at Ristorante Villag-
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(violin), her daughter in law, Olga Dyachkovskaya (soprano). Yuri Bashmet fH
and the Moscow Soloists, will be performing February 24 @ the Theatre for §
the Performing Arts - (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet). There will
be a lunchtime concert for children and an evening concert for adults. February #
26 @ Old Fort Bay Club, Buckners private residence (Quintet). February27
@ Christ Church Cathedral (Full orchestra conducted by Yuri Bashmet).
‘Guest appearance with the Orchestra — Jo Anne Callender. Oleg Polianski will §
perform April 7 @ Government House and April 8 @ the Klonaris resi-
dence. Oleg is a well known in Europe as a pianist living in Germany. Details

of the tickets and programmes will be advised shortly.

Parties, Nightclubs
& Restaurants



LITTLE MISS BAHAMAS PAGEANT: There are 38 lovely little ladies in
this year’s Little Miss Bahamas pageant...Please bring your little love ones to
see the crowning of the new Miss Little Bahamas 2005/2006, or invite others
that you know may have little ones interested in attending. The exciting
event is scheduled for Sunday, December 18 @ 4pm at the Rain Forest The-
. atre, Wyndham Crystal Palace. Tickets are available from the Juke Box,

Mall at Marathon, contestants or at the door.

Gospel choirs will be competing each Saturday, for a period of six weeks, at Health
the Braiders Square at Festival Place on Prince George Wharf. Choirs will be
judged on musicianship, group coordination and symmetry, technique, ver-
satility of chosen song, program choice and presentation of final perfor-
mance. The choir categories include ladies, men, mixed voice, youth and
groups of choirs. The competition will commence with preliminaries in Octo-

ber and finals in November and December. One group will be eliminated each
-@° Saturday. The selection of the winning choir is scheduled to take place at the
‘@' Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 10, at 6pm at Festival
~g@’ Place.



lhe 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 info. ; :

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays and Thurs-
days at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Drive). Doc-
tor approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more information.

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic 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 pressure and cholesterol
testing is available. For more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878

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

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

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every month,
all night long. :

6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference room.

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

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



Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the American Heart Associ-

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

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

_ Rave Saturdays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old Skool.

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Admission $35, all inclusive food and drink. —

‘| Karaoke Music Mondaze @ ‘Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all night

long, including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party from 8pm-
until.

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

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

The Pit @ Bahama Boom, every Thursday. Doors open at 9pm, showtime

‘@' 11.30pm. Cover charge $15. $10 with flyer.

Fantasy Fridays @ Fluid Lounge, featuring late ‘80s music in the VIP Lounge,
Top of the charts in the Main Lounge, neon lights and Go Go dancers.

. Admission: Ladies free before 11pm, $15 after; Guys $20 all night.

, Dicky Mo’s @ Cable Beach.. Flavoured Fridays Happy Hour, every Friday.

- Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured Martinis, 2
for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahamian Night (Free
admission) every Saturday with live music from 8 pm to midnight. Karaoke
Sundays from 8pm to midnight, $1 shots and dinner specials. all night long.

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

Chill Out Sundays @ Coco Loco’s, Sandyport, from 4pm-until, playing deep,

“(@. funky chill moods with world beats.

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

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

TooLooSe @ Indigo Restaurant on West Bay St and Skyline Drive.

Singer/songwriter Steven Holden performs solo with special guests Thursday

“jg from 9pm - midnight.

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

a; Jay Mitchell and Hot KC @ Palm Court Lounge, British Colonial Hilton,

Wednesday-Thursday 8pm-12am.

: Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restaurant & Lounge, Eneas St off
| Poinciana Drive. Featuring Frankie Victory at the key board in the After Dark

Room every Sunday, 8.30pm to midnight. Fine food and drinks.

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



The Arts

STAN BURNSIDE: Recent paintings by the artist will be featured in an exhi-
bition Friday December 2 @ the artist's Home Gallery on Eastern Road, Cor-
ner of Tower Heights, from 6pm - 9pm. Private viewing by appointment.

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West Bay Street, until December 3 from 5pnf - 9pm.







Furniture by Margot Bethel and jewellery by Nadia Campbell will be on dis-

play Friday, December 9, at PopopStudios Gallery, Dunmore Lane, Chip-

pingham from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

ART INTERNATIONAL, featuring the work of nine Bahamian artists, -

five well known artists from the UK, one from South Africa and one from Zim-
babwe will be held gratis, of the Guaranty Bank, Lyford Manor, just outside
the Lyford Cay gates. The exhibition will be open to the public until the end
of December. The work of the artists on display can be seen in collections
worldwide, and have been shown in numerous exhibitions. Representing the
Bahamas will be; John Beadle; Lillian Blades; John Cox; Claudette Dean;
Tyrone Ferguson; Bo Sigrist Guirey; Nora Smith, Dorman Stubbs and Rupert
Watkins. Lady Connery, Sir Sean’s wife, has kindly agreed to open the exhi-
bition. She is an exceptional artist, and will be exhibiting one of her paintings.

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is hosting its 22nd Annual Art Competition
and Exhibition. The works are on display until December. The National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be hosting a series of workshops
throughout November. Persons interested in attending any of the sessions
should contact the NAGB.

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be hosting a series of
workshops throughout November. Persons interested in attending any of
the sessions should contact the NAGB.

The National Collection @ the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, an
exhibition that takes the viewer on a journey through the history of fine art in
the Bahamas. It features signature pieces from the national collection, includ-
ing recent acquisitions by Blue Curry, Antonius Roberts and Dionne Ben-
jamin-Smith. Call 328-5800 to book tours. This exhibition closes February 28,
2006.

The Nassau Music Seciety would like to remind the public of the concerts that
will take place for their: “FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN ARTISTS 2006”. The
Navilie Gutman Quartet. January 13 @ Government House and January 14
@ St Paul’s Church Hall, Lyford Cay. Natalie Gutman is one of the world’s

leading cellists and she will be playing

with the Society’s artistic director, Igor
Rakelson,(piano), her son Sviatoslav,









JAR T

ation offers CPR classes certified by the AHA. The course defines the warn-
ing 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
Community Training Representative at 302-4732 for more information and
learn to save a life today.

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






3 sed to offer a cycling
clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held ever Saturday

_in'an etfort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents interested in registering their

children should contact organisers at jarcycling@gmail.com

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incor-
porated meets 6:30 pm every third Wednesday at the Bahamas National
Pride Building.

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm.

The Bahamas Historical Society will be hosting a presentation by Lionel
Levine, entitled: "What will be Sir Stafford Sands' niche in Bahamian Histo-
ry?" The meeting is scheduled for December 1 @ 6pm at the museum on
Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. The public is invited to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Bahamas Chapter
meets the third Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable
Beach, 6pm.

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

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annoying prick of a recycled

. plot. Instead of a real storyline,

viewers get a never-ending
series of kiddy prank after kid-
dy prank, most of which are,
not at all funny.

The script was lousy, yes, biit
it probably could have. been.
saved if Quaid and Russo did:
n't come across more as cari-’
catures than believable parents:
And that just doesn't work for.
a film which should be showing,
a realistic family, trying to’
merge their 18 children.

Please, don't waste your:
money. I'm sure there are bet:.
ter things you can find to do:
with seven bucks. *



This time atound young : Hat
ry arrives for the new term at
Hogwarts and finds himself
inadvertently entered into the
Triwizard Tournament, a pres-
tigious but highly dangerous
event.

Potter and his fellow contes-
tants must put their lives at risk
to compete against each other
in a series of spectacular magic-
based tasks (I’m not going to
spoil it by telling you exactly
what).

If that wasn’t enough, Harry
is suffering from nightmares
featuring Voldemort, the man
who murdered his parents
years earlier.

The first thing that strikes
you about The Goblet of Fire is
that the principal characters —
Harry, Ron and Hermoine —
are all entering adolescence.

The film makes clever use of
this with first crushes and unre-
quited love bridging the action
together.

The second thing is the
effects, which really are incred-
ible. The huge “quidditch” are-
na in particular is a spectacular

. hybrid of the medieval and the

hi-tech.

The other newly added ele-
ment is the sinister air which
hangs over the proceedings,

The impending return of
Voldemort obviously gets that
particular ball rolling, but even
some of the Triwizard events
will give you the shivers.

Complaint

If I have one complaint, it’s
that the whole thing could do
with a bit of a trim. When a
film has as many great tricks
up its sleeve as this one, Pottér
neutrals might find themselves
willing the story to get a move
on through the duller
moments.

Serious fans of the books,
however, will have no such
quibbles and I’m sure they will
be salivating all the way
through before starting their
countdown to The Order of the
Phoenix.

INSIGHT

For the stories

behind the news,
read Insight
on Mondays
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|. the flyer for the event.

= By PETURA BURROWS
, Tribune Feature Writer



probably ‘the’
‘eal colour theme
to kick of the Christ-
mas party season, but
W. KO Productions ‘is
making it work, and refresh-
ingly, taking partygoers away
from the typical, loud, red sea-
sonal attire. "The Black Out",
the fourth installment of its
colour fetes is set for Decem-
ber 10 at’ The Monument, Fort
Charlotte.

"Creating a twist on Christ-
mas entertainment, Kenny
Mackey and Ozzie Pratt (the
K and O respectively), is push-
ing the Christmas theme to the
extreme this year by allowing
party lovers to party in black
attire. Not to.cast a shadow on
the season, but to offer the ulti-
mate experience: "Black is
total transformation from the
intensity of light into the'shad-
ow of elegance, classiness and
style. For the ultimate Christ-
mas x-perience no doubt, step
from the light into The Black
Out", Ozzie Pratt told Tribune
Entertainment, in keeping ‘with
their custom of defining the
colour for each of their parties.
“All men, who turn out to the
party will receive a special item
that is synonymous with the
season, which organisers hope
will have everyone talking. "It's
a.Christmas item, but we think
it.is going to be a great ice-
breaking tool for conversation
between the men and the
ladies," Pratt says with a laugh.

“A female all-star hip hop
dance group out of Miami,
Xclusive, with moves similar to

routines seen on movies,
"Bring it On" and "You got
Served", will be in the house
as the featured entertainment
for the night. According to
Pratt, the group presents an
éxciting show with a number
of musical genrés packed intg
their performance.

"I think the wave in the
Bahamas now is dance. The
dance instructions are really

pular, the Willie Bounce,
Bas the happening thing right
now. So I think Bahamians are
ggally gonna feel (Xclusive),
Specially. since they are all

‘males," he added. !

2" You're usually hearing
out guys at the forefront of
the whole dancing thing, but
Bere are some females doing
heir thing. And they are a
iverse group with some Uae
airls i in there too."

av drying not to be branded

‘With the monotony or'pre-
dictability that makes a party



@ MEMBERS of Xclusive, a female
4 hip-hop dance group out of Miami,
is scheduled to perform during
“The Black Out’. Pictured below is

(Photo courtesy of KO
Productions)



“For the :
ultimate |
Christmas
X-perience

no doubt, step
from the light
into The
Black Out”

—_ : Ozzie Pratt

t

theme go dull quickly, KO Pro-
ductions has stepped up their
venue to Fort Charlotte, a loca-
tion that "presents a unique
history, a place where a lot of
action took place. It has a cer-
tain appeal".

Scratch the idea that this is a
black tie soiree though, KO
Productions is still keeping it
very real this time around - in
their usual "classy but sexy"
laid-back atmosphere. The
Black Out is the latest fete in
their desire to givé Bahamian
partygoers something other
than a ‘stand around and drink
and socialize’ party. It offers
Bahamians, on a professional
level, the opportunity fo net-
work,

The group, which has been
organising parties for some
time, decided to cement their
efforts and make a name. for
themselves earlier this year
with ‘Blue Passion’. ‘Outra-
geous in Red’ and ‘Yellow
Fever’ followed, and plans are
underway for a white-themed
party in January.

The special Bacardi drink for
the night is Midnight. The
event runs from 9:30pm until.
Admission: $15 (ladies), $20
(gents). Additional $5 charge
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PROLONG THE LIFE OF THIS EE END ARC EL SPECIES

The precarious life expectancy of the Nassau Grouper around the world, and here i in The Bahamas, has prompted a nationwide closure of the Nassau Sreuper: fishing season from December 16 to funy 16 to allow this delicate! :

species to spawn. xf
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The Nassau Grouper, a favorite of Bahamians, especially for native dishes like boil and stew fish, grouper fingers and steam fish, have been rendered commercially extinct in many areas Sareuhd the world, including the Caribbean.
This species is currently on the World Conservation Union’s Red List of Endangered Species and is a candidate for the U.S. Endangered Species list. |

By instituting a closed fishing season to protect the Nassau Grouper, The Bahamas joins a host of other countries who currently have laws in place to protect this species. Belize recently legislated a four-month closed season
and has instituted measures to protect eleven aggregated sites within marine reserves. In 2003, the Cayman Islands closed their grouper aggregations for eight years. The Nassau Grouper is also completely protected in PUsited

States waters. Mee |
The closed season provides protection for the Nassau Grouper during a critical point in their life cycle, during spawning, | 2
E The Nassau Grouper spends most of its life alone but during the winter months, they swim hundreds of miles and group together by the thousands to spawn, Most of the stocks of the Nassau Grouper in the Caribbean have - :

become commercially extinct as a result of fishermen targeting these spawning aggregations. ; ! 2 ee



| The spawning stage of the Nassau Grouper that takes place in these aggregation sites are critically important to the life cycle of the species as it is during this time that the entire annual feproducigns for a region is produced.
Entire regional stocks of the Nassau Grouper have been wiped out as a result of intense fishing pressure on spaying aggregations.

This potentially perilous reality facing the Nassau Grouper is the driving force behind the move by regional marine research organizations and environmental protection groups siveealiny proteouig| of the species, especially
during spawning. ‘ er

In addition its role as a tasty Bahamian delicacy, the Nassau Gioupet’ is also avery important predatory fish on coral reefs. Their extinction could lead to a domino effect on other marine life as it éoald upset the delicate eco-
balance of the marine habitat. du '

To protect this delicate species, The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with athe? NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Naseah Grouper. They are asking Babernisne’ to support this effort by
) refraining from eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season. For more information on how you can protect the Nassua Grouper contact BREEF at 362-6477 or visit their website www. breef.org.

: The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation along with other NGOs have mounted a campaign to protect the Naas Grouper. They are re asking Bahamians
| to support this effort by refraining from eating the Nassau Grouper during the closed fishing season Dec. 16 through Feb. 16 and allow this delicate species to spawn. |

Re ISLANDS OF THE

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shi g season, Dec. 16 -
now on the World

of Endangered Species. For _
BREEF at 362-6477 or ‘here are some suggestions:

: “A Gleanup drive in your commu

- ¢Seminar(s) for Prima
Students highlighting.
, and the importance of Ecotor
_ *A tree planting drive in your iC
(native or flowering trees)
«A beach cleanup © Foes
mn Ing ¢ Painting of dumpsters by students.
delicate ecosystem by ours all invasive + Anti-litter campaigns
ies. For more information, contact The Bahamas ¢ Special church services including a
National Trust at 393-131 7. message "to encourage public >
participation in ways that will create: a :
Join the New Providence Community cleaner environment "

9 Best kept yard competition oe
Church Ss diversified Sundays . *A cleanest "settlement" competition on

. your island
One Sunday per quarter, the New Providence Community
Church organizes community related projects that include oe oe OE COMBSHNONGL schools
beach cleanups, tree planting and other activities aimed ‘<
at improving communities in the Western portion of the An oe ee ere In'your
island. Call NPCC at 327-1660 for further information on the Rete y i senee
next diversified Sunday activities. Email: REP USA ES
dwhite@npcconiine.org.