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Title: The Tribune
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Publication Date: February 24, 2006
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Temporary housing at Royal Oasis

resort to finish at end of February

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Temporary housing
provided by the government at Royal
Oasis Resort for hurricane victims will
come to an end on February 28,
according to a senior official at the
Social Services Department in
Lillian Quant-Forbes, assistant direc-
tor, reported that of the 75 rooms pre-
viously occupied by nearly 400 dis-
placed residents only 11 remain occu-
She said that many of the residents
have found rental accommodation in
the community through the rental assis-
tance programme provided by Social

Although it was not disclosed how
many persons still remain at the resort
compound, Ms Forbes said that most of
the occupants are persons with special
"At the moment, we are having dif-
ficulty identifying apartments to
accommodate persons with special
needs, but we are trying our best to
find suitable housing for them," she
Last October, Wilma devastated
communities along the southwest coast
of Grand Bahama, leaving many
The government negotiated with
Lehman Brothers to use a 75-room
wing of the Country Club to provide
temporary housing for more than 350

Government has provided rent, food
and general assistance totalling just
over $400,000 to affected residents over
the past four months.


During a visit earlier this month to
Grand Bahama, Shane Gibson, then
Minister of Housing, announced that
$1.6 million development plans were
underway at Hawksbill for relocation
of affected residents.
At that time, it was revealed that
social services had committed to pro-
viding an additional $185,000 in
rental assistance over the next three
Ms Forbes said that the department

had assisted affected residents by find-
ing accommodation and providing
three-month rental assistance to them.
She said it had been difficult find-
ing rental accommodation in areas
where most of the residents lived
because of the devastation.
"We are very satisfied that we will be
able to find alternative accommoda-
tion for the persons remaining because
the plan is to have all residents moved
out of the resort by February 28," said
Ms Forbes.
In the meantime, infrastructural
development is underway on 56 acres
of land at Hawksbill, where some 233
homes would be constructed.
There has been an informal recom-
mendation by the Ministry of Works
that land situated on the southern side

of the road in coastal areas be deemed
as 'no build' zones.
However, many residents who live
on generation property are not pre-
pared to leave the area.
Mr Gibson said that government has'
not taken a position about the pro-
posed establishment of a 'no build'
zone in certain areas of West Grand
He noted that residents wishing to
build homes in coastal communities
would be required to meet certain
building code requirements that would
be able to withstand hurricanes and
The government also plans to relo-
date public cemeteries along the coast'
further inland because of desecration
of graves by severe flooding.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

LAST year's building control
statistics confirm the "healthy
state" of the construction indus-
try in the Bahamas, said Minis-
ter of Works and Utilities
Bradley Roberts.
Mr Roberts told the House
of Assembly yesterday that
housing completions at the end
of 2005 increased by 46.3 per
cent compared to 2004.
The number of houses com-
pleted at the end of 2005
amounted to 2,347 units, while
in 2004 1,604 units were com-
He said that housing starts
Over the same period of 2005
also showed it was up by 344
units, representing a 28.7 per
cent rise totalling 1,540 units.
Overall building completions
for 2005 year end revealed that'
there were 1,278 buildings that
received occupancy to a value
totalling $346,638, 618.50, which'
represented an 84.59'per cent
increase, added Mr Roberts.
Concerning the total con-
struction starts, Mr Roberts
said, statistics revealed that
there were a total of 992 con-
struction starts recorded, an.
increase of 168 applicants'
amounting to a value of
$151,525,277, 'an increase of
$31,044,761.23 over the previ-
ous year. This, he said, repre-
sented a 25.7 per cent increased
Building permit approvals
also increased in 2005 by 4.6 per,
cent. They rose from 2,191 in
2004 to 2,292 in 2005.
"These statistics clearly con-
firm beyond a shadow of a
doubt that there is a significant
building boom in the Bahamas,
and all indications point to the
continuation and the strength-
ening of the same.
"I embrace this opportunity
to encourage Bahamians
engaged in the construction
industry to maximise the bene-
fits that can be derived from
this industry," said Mr Roberts.

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reflect 'dire' situation in GB

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Tribune Staff Reporter

STATEMENTS made in the
Speech from the Throne about the
state of the country's economy do
not reflect the dire conditions in
Grand Bahama, two MPs charged
in the House of Assembly.
MP for High Rock Kenneth
Russell and MP for Lucaya Neko
Grant both criticised the govern-
ment for denying the dire eco-
nomic situation in Grand Bahama.
In the Speech, read by Gover-
nor General Arthur Hanna at the
opening of parliament last week,
the Bahamas' economy was
described as being in a "remark-
ably robust" condition.
However, Mr Russell said: "The
economy of Grand Bahama is not
dying but dead and needs resur-
Mr Grant said: "The people of
Grand Bahama wish to know

which economy is being referred
to as robust. The economy of
Grand Bahama is in shambles."
The Lucaya MP accused the
agenda put forth in the Speech
from Throne of being unrealistic.
Given the problems of the PLP
government in the past three and
a half years, he said: "It can only
be a fairy tale agenda."
Mr Grant said that for the peo-
ple of Grand Bahama the eco-
nomic struggle is becoming
increasingly difficult.
"The ads in the newspapers are
reminiscent of the mid and late
70s when we've seen friends and
family members' homes in the
papers being advertised for sale
by the bank," he said.
Yesterday, Mr Russell concurred
with Mr Grant's assessments.
"The government stated that
the Bahamian economy is remark-
ably robust, but being from Grand
Bahama I thought that this was a

joke because the people who were
laid off from the Royal Oasis
Hotel do not think that the econ-
omy is robust.
"The persons from Royal Oasis
who were promised their monies
by Christmas, 2005, do not think
that this economy is robust," said
Mr Russell.
The MP said straw vendors at
Goombay Park, at Port Lucaya
and at the International Bazaar
did not think that the economy is
"They have a rough time car-
rying home $5 a day. They believe
that this government is not being
above board. Like last Wednes-
day, the truth is not being told," he
Mr Grant also condemned gov-
ernment for allowing the carnival
to operate in Grand Bahama at a
time like this.
"I also condemn those profit-
ing from the carnival," he said.

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Rigby says Ingraham

is 'not to be trusted'

By PAUL TURNQUEST benchers in respect of the and the FNM expect the
Tribune Staff Reporter recent Cabinet adjustments. Bahamian people to forget
He should look at the inner their atrocious record in public
LPchairman Ra;\nard Rig-: sanctum of his party first life. But time has not been that
.b. warned FNM 'leader before commenting on mat- long," he said.
H'bert Ingraham that he ters in the PLP," he said. Mr Rigby said that while Mr
sh uld be the last peron crit- Mr Rigby said the entire Ingraham continues to suffer
ici ing Prime Minister PerrN PLP full\ supported the from "selective mental paral-
C\ ristie's Cabinet leshuffle.' adjustments made by Mr ysis", the PLP will use every
Mr Rigby said Mi TIngriham Christie to his Cabinet, and opportunity to remind him
I is i man "whose \ words can- renunded MNr Ingraham that and the public of his record in
Snot be trusted." onIl a prime minister has the office.
"'This is the same Hubert authonlv to appoint mi'seLis "Certainly, a Cabinet of 17,
S\ln.graham who, at eher\ turn -"."an author\ that Mr Ingra- gi en the very pressingnation-
Bn'dopportunity, useshis self- ham would ne\er again al issues that we have to
indulging ego to castigate and hate". address, is neither excessive
emasculate Tommy Tuirnquest "The public must also be nor does it breed inefficiency.
and the FNM. reminded that at the height of It will be a wise thing for
-In a wicked and calculat-,, theJngahaim aduJminstLru;jLin. Hubert Ingraham to remem-
ing tai+;ihn-ltn-. ih+ahriin- -a4i A. lr4-4 SH164.eN a T 4 l*hati thtosd who lie in glass
.gjed li'" disfro the phli h ffi-t lnt~i^.secrli. 4 f'-s should he the last to
ilture ot u o \uni Tomimy ere on the pulNc puic- Tlis thr,-\\ stones.
Turnq iest and is on a ram- was the largest ever in our his- "Until Mr Ingraham has ful-
page to destroy all of the tory. ly come to grips with his
youngg and future leaders of "Ingraham was not con- record in public life and
that pa ty. cerned then about the public accepts the fact that the
"Gi\ en his record in public expenses he had incurred and Bahamian people rejected him
lftc and his recent behaviour, he failed to justify why there and the FNM on May 2,2002,
Ingraham is the last person to was such a need to appoint a he lacks the credibility to lec-
speak about any disappoint- gussiemae Cabinet. It could ture any government on such
ment among PLP back- be only that Hubert Ingraham matters," Mr Rigby said.

Mitchell: Reshuffle will not

put strain on public services

PUBLIC Service and For-
eign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell assured the public
yesterday that the recent
Cabinet reshuffle will not put
a strain on the public service
or government resources.
Mr Mitchell, in a state-
ment yesterday, responded
to former Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham's criticism
of the Cabinet reshuffle, say-
ing it was fascinating how an
opposition leader who has
been calling for various
changes suddenly finds that
everything is wrong with
He said that Mr Ingraham
forgets what he did when he
was prime minister, impos-
ing the cost of "his
gussiemae Cabinet on the
Bahamas, and often playing
musical chairs with his min-
isters and calling it reform".
"For example, during his
term, Mr Ingraham would
simply remove a minister
from the Cabinet but make
him an executive chairman,
paying him the same salary
that he would have earned
as minister, thus saving no
money at all. Now he pre-
tends to be concerned about
costs. Mr Ingraham cannot
be serious," Mr Mitchell
"I wish to assure the pub-
lic, as the minister responsi-
ble for the public service,
that the work is already in
gear co-ordinating with the
Secretary to the Cabinet to
effect the prime minister's
changes. It does not impose
any extraordinary burden on
the public service or on the
resources of the gdvern-
ment," said Mr Mitchell.
The minister said that Mr
Ingraham's comments about
the Cabinet changes are
"disingenuous in the

"This cannot be the man who
in 1997 created what is believed
to be the largest Cabinet in the
history of the country. The pub-
lic will remember that under the
Ingraham administration the
term 'gussimae cabinet' was
invented to describe the size of
that Cabinet.
"This cannot be the same
man to now complain about
how some ministries don't fit
with other ministries when, as
prime minister, he had the Min-
istry of the Public Service and
Culture joined together. He had
a Ministry of Consumer Affairs
joined with Aviation," Mr
Mitchell said.
He said that in the years
between 1997 and 2002, Mr
Ingraham had three ministerial
"Prime Minister Christie has

had one refining change, which
he describes as tweaking the
portfolios and realigning them,
having had the experience of
the previous three years and
nine months.
"We also reject the claim that
some parts of ministerial port-
folios do not seem to go with
other parts of the portfolios. It
was the prime minister's judg-
ment, which he is free to make
under the Constitution, to allow
ministers who were involved in
important particular projects to
carry those projects forward
with them to completion.
"One example is Minister
Leslie Miller, who takes with
him the LNG project to allow
that matter to be carried for-
ward by.him since he has
already done considerable work
on it," Mr Mitchell said.


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THE PINK PANTHER T 1:10 3:25 6:20 8:15 10:20
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Tribune will put the record straight

IN THE House yesterday North Abaco MP
Vincent Peet rose on a point of order. He said
he wanted to put the record straight.
He told Long Island MP Larry Cartwright
that Prime Minister Christie had never left the
PLP, but had remained a PLP even during the
three years that he represented his Centreville
constituents in the House as an Independent
Mr Cartwright, who last week announced
he was no longer an Independent but had
decided to rejoin the FNM, was yesterday com-
paring the similarity of hisreturn to the FNM,
after three and a half years as an Independent,
to that of Mr Christie's return to the PLP. Mr
Christie, he said, had returned to his old party
after his three-year absence, also as an Inde-
The support of the FNM, in 1992 by not
contesting Mr Christie's seat in that election,
made Mr Christie's victory as an Independent
possible. And the support of Mr Cartwright
by the PLP, again by not nominating a candi-
date to oppose him, secured Mr Cartwright's
victory as an Independent. When decision time
came for the two men to leave the Independent
bench, Mr Christie accepted the late Sir Lynden
Pindling's offer of a Cabinet post and returned
in 1990 to his old party, the PLP. And last
week Mr Cartwright returned to his party, the
The FNM in fact had rescued Mr Christie's
political career in 1987, and the PLP had
launched Mr Cartwright's career in 2002.
Mr Cartwright wondered why Mr Christie
would accuse him of ingratitude when he chose
the FNM over the PLP after the PLP had
seemingly done so much for him. Mr
Cartwright questioned how his position was
any different from that of Mr Christie, who
had himself shown no gratitude to the FNM
when he returned to the PLP. Mr Cartwright
has gone back to the FNM on the gamble that
that party could become the next government
in 2007. However, Mr Christie gambled noth-
ing. He immediately returned to the seat of
power and a place in Sir Lynden's cabinet as
Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Industry.
And so Mr Peet is correct that Mr Christie
never left the PLP he was fired and later
In 1984, hearing that Mr Christie and Mr
Ingraham had planned to resign from. his cab-
inet, Sir Lynden beat them both to the draw. At
6 pm on the evening of October 8, 1984 a
policeman arrived at their homes with a dis-
missal letter from Sir Lynden. They had both
been kicked out of the cabinet. And in the
1987 election their party refused to nominate

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them for a constituency. Their political careers
were at an end or so Sir Lynden had
But as an indignant Mr Christie said after
receiving his dismissal slip from the Cabinet:
"Today in this Bahamas, when you have two
young men who have demonstratively made
sacrifices in pursuit of their commitment of
government and their support of ideals, for
them simply to be discarded is unthinkable."
Mr Christie made it clear that he and Mr
Ingraham were not about to quit politics. He
said they were young enough to look forward
to playing a role in the country's future.,
And in May, 1987, angered that he had been
dropped by his party as the candidate for Cen-
treville, Mr Christie told The Tribune that if the
FNM did not nominate a candidate, he was
satisfied that history was in the making. His
reference was to the fact that if he won Cen-
treville as an Independent it would be the first
time that an Independent would have defied
and beaten Sir Lynden's sentence of political
"Let me say this," said Mr Christie at the
time, "this struggle is not only a struggle of
the principle, but a person who has been a,
good representative, who has served the coun-
try well, inside and outside this constituency.
But it's also a fight on the part of a constituency
that will refuse to bend in the face of a party
(the PLP) that for some reason seems oblivious
to sensitivity or the normal courtesies in that it
dropped its representative of 10 years without
the courtesy of an explanation as to why."
Those were interesting times. The Com-
mission of Inquiry into drug trafficking had
just ended with certain Cabinet ministers com-
ing out smelling like anything but a rose. Sir
Lynden himself left under a dark cloud. Arthur
Hanna, now governor-general, then deputy
prime minister, whose name had not been taint-
ed, resigned, and advised Sir Lynden to do the
same. But Sir Lynden decided to brazen it
through as his cabinet started to collapse
around him. He learned of Messrs Christie and
Ingraham's plans to resign it was an "open
secret" said Mr Ingraham at the time and
took political control of the situation by firing
And now, the memories of persons involved
in those momentous events are starting to play
tricks on them. It is up to The Tribune to open
its files and remind them of what they did and
said at that time especially as there are cer-
tain things that Mr Christie claims he has not
read about, heard about or even seen. That
may be so, but we plan to show him that he has
been a participant in most of them.


not reliable

for health

EDITOR, The Tribune
AFTER reading the report
of the Blue Ribbon Commis-
sion for the proposed National
Health Plan, I am appalled that
such a document could be pre-
sented to government for con-
sideration with so many unan-
swered questions.
Having lived with the fear
that government might some
day want to introduce such a
plan, fear because so many oth-
er countries have, tried and
failed, I decided to read on
through all 150 pages hoping
with each page that I might see
something that would make me
feel that they have found some-
thing.that all these other coun-
tries missed. Each page left me
more distressed.
It is, quite simply, a proposal
for a very expensive experi-
I am reminded of the poem
by the poet Berton Braley:
A dollar for the services
A true producer renders
S(And a dollar for experiments
Of Governmental spenders!)
A dollar for the earners
And the savers and the
(And a dollar for the wasters,
It's a case of fifty-fifty!)
Before calling on the long-
suffering public to bear yet
another tax, a tax which will be
sure to increase with regularity
while the benefits and services
Decrease with the same regu-
larity, the government should
first make a supreme effort to
educate the Bahamian'people
on the necessity of taking care
of themselves.
They should first introduce a
nation-wide programme on per-
sonal health care.
It's the classic case of "putting
the cart before the horse."
With that omission they are
in effect telling its citizens to
. continue with their lifestyle of
drinking and smoking, eating
junk food and being sedentary.
There should be no need to
watch their weight, blood pres-
sure and cholesterol or be con-
cerned about their sexual
lifestyle. After all, their gov-
ernment is introducing an
income tax which will allow
them to join the predicted long
lines at the clinics to get their
medication to treat the sins of
all their excesses. Their friend-
ly and paternalistic government
will even extract a dollar a day
from the pensioners to help
them pay for it.

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Sure, there are some people
who make a genuine effort to
take care of themselves.
Then let government pursue
a plan where they can work
alongwith private insurance to
take care of those people. Let
the heavy taxes be upon those
who do not believe in preven-
tion but want someone to res-
cue them when they have failed
because they have not tried.
It's interesting to note on
page 92 of the report that they
cleverly try to give the impres-
sion that the Nassau Institute is
the only organisation opposed
to this experiment. Perhaps they
have been the first to do the
research and take the interest
but it would be in the interest of
every Bahamian to read the
articles by the Institute on
National Health Care, particu-
larly the article of April 4,2004
"Socialised Medicine is the
Problem." Referring to
Canada's National Health Plan
it states, in part, that "Prime
Minister Jean Chretien changed

his mind about his country's sys4i
tem of socialized medicine aid"e
now favours a two-tier health"
system, including user fees gn'd
private provision a case of to6'
little, too late."
Canada's Health Care system'
was introduced in 1962 (so,he
changed his mind after 42,
years). Is the Bahamas willing;
to try it their way for 42 years,?
A government does not
become a "cradle to the grave",
surrogate for its citizens'
overnight but it seems that the
Bahamas is on its way. What
will be next, a tax to help pay'
for rent, food, clothing? They
are all necessities of life.
The BRC stated in'its report'
that the Nassau Institute'is'
against the government 'being
involved in education and
health. I would not presume to
try to answer for the Instifute
but your comment has.paid
them a compliment. We just
need to look at the governmen-
t's record in education, Hatchet
Bay, Hotels, Bahamasair, etc'.
Should we now ask
experiment with health care?
February 8 2006

Development breaches

the basis of our rights

EDITOR, The Tribune
I AM shocked that consistently government seems to be
willing to breach the basis of our Constitution and Constitu-
tional rights.
The announcements of the fantastic Ritz Carlton develop-'
ment on Rose Island seemingly came with an horrific price
where this Government intends by conditions stipulated iti
the Heads of Agreement to counter one of the legs of our
individual Constitutional rights that is the free right to private
property and its administration.
Minister Allyson Maynard Gibson announced, seemingly
having been beaten into the ground by BREA President Pit
Strachan to include in the Heads of Agreement that any real
estate being sold within the development must be sold through:
a Bahamian real estate agency. Minister, what law grants this
right? .
There is no legislation which overpowers the rights estabr
lished in the July 10, 1973 Constitution of this Commonwealth,
so Minister be ready this has to be challenged as this insertion
is just what it appears to be nice political window dressing in
favour of BREA.
I am shocked that the attorneys of these developers accept-
ed these terms. I am more surprised that Prime. Minister
Christie would support this.
Then Minister of Foreign Affairs proposed that the ne%
Bahamian passport will in future be required to give a set of fiw
gerprints. The Minister, and attorney, has obviously forgot S
the Employment Act of 2001 Part: II article: 67-70 which bai$
the taking of fingerprints. We do accept that if a person i
under arrest the Police have the right to take prints which is coq
ered in The Penal Code.
The challenge is obvious government, both elected and ti
Civil Service, perceive that the Constitution can be abridged on
the whim this is dangerous and must stop immediately.
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LEGISLATIVE matters will top the
agenda of the Ministry of Social Ser-
vices and Community Development in
the next few months.
Social Services Minister Melanie
Griffin told the House of Assembly
yesterday that the major changes will be
to legislation which relates to the Chil-
dren and Young Persons Act.
"Major changes are proposed for this
act to comply with the Convention of
the Rights of the Child and to bring it in
line with current trends for dealing with
children in need of care, protection
and the rehabilitation of juvenile
offenders," she said during the Speech
from the Throne debate.
If passed, the provision will offer the
Juvenile Court an additional alterna-
tive for dealing with children or young
persons when a charge is proven and

will include counselling for both par-
ents and child.
Mrs Griffin noted that she has been
"particularly troubled" by the number
of children and young people brought
to court and deemed "uncontrollable."
She said that parents and guardians
are increasingly experiencing problems
in child rearing, resulting in children
getting into trouble and having to
appear in court.


The minister also said the new legis-
lation will provide more supportive ser-
vices to families, including mandatory
supervision of families with issues.
In addition, Mrs Griffin said the reha-
bilitative programmes of both the Willie
Mae Pratt Centre for Girls and the
Simpson Penn Centre for Boys will be
revamped to ensure that they fulfil their

intended purposes.
Amendments are also proposed to
the Affiliation Proceedings Act, which
will address the concerns of fathers of
children born out of wedlock and moth-
ers who are trying to get child mainte-
nance in the courts.
Mrs Griffin added that amendments
will also be made in laws relating to
domestic violence, which she said at
present do not go far enough when it
comes to the protection of victims.
She said the new legislation will make
provisions for protection orders which
would, among other things, restrain an
alleged perpetrator from being in vic-
tims' homes and provide protection for
victims stalked by alleged perpetrators.
Mrs Griffin said the government will
also introduce more legislation to aid
disabled Bahamians in the areas of
employment, goods, facilities and ser-
vices, education, transportation, health,
rehabilitation and family life.

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Bishop Simeon Hall: officers

compromising prison security

should be tried for treason

PRISON officers guilty of com-
promising the security of Her
Majesty's Prison should be tried
for treason as their criminal
behaviour places the entire
Bahamian community in harm's
way, says a local bishop.
Bishop Simeon Hall, in a press
release yesterday, said that while
he commends the vast majority
of prison officers for their work at
Her Majesty's Prison, "it is clear
that the actions of some are at
the root of the problems that the

institution faces."
"Negative reports emanating
from Her Majesty's Prison are
frightening and a cause for con-
"Any inquiry or scrutiny not
done by an independent body is
open to much suspicion by serious
persons," said Bishop Hall.
He said that institutions are no
better than those who run them.
The public, which is often called'
on to assist in the rehabilitation of
inmates, should feel safe against

Prison outbreaks.
"Drugs, razor blades and hack-
saw blades should not be able to
walk into the prison; and those
found guilty given a slap on the
"The 'slap on thewrist' penalty
given to culpable officers in; the
past, might yet prove to be at the
bottom of the total ireakdodwi
of security at that"instiiution."
said Bishop Hall.,

Griffin speaks out on

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Tribune Staff Reporter
urban renewal project are
unaware of its purpose and
progress, Minister of Social Ser-
vices Melanie Griffin told the
House of Assembly yesterday.
Mrs Griffin, during the
Speech from The Throne
debate, denied that the govern-
ment's pet project was merely a
"clean-up campaign."
"The transformation the
urban renewal programme has
brought in the various commu-
nities is second to none in our
history. Indeed, when measured
against the failed 'Public Order
Campaign' of 2001, there is no
contest," said Mrs Grifin.
She said the opposition had
been unable to dispute several
facts about the programme,
This (PLP) government had
done more to alleviate poverty
in three and a half years than
the FNM did in ten years.
The public order campaign
left no lasting impact on the
lives of the people.
The social programmes in
existence today were estab-
lished in the early 1980s under
the social revolution of the first
PLP government.
The minister responsible at
the time was the current prime
minister, Perry Christie.
While there had been an
increase in benefit levels over
the years, the programmes had
basically remained the same.
During ten years of FNM
governance, not one single assis-
tance programme that impacted
the life of the poor or led to
their empowerment was put in
In less than four years, the
urban renewal programme and
the disability programme for
children under 16 were a strong
testament to the government's
Mrs Griffin noted that the
ministry's main thrust is to work
with urban renewal to improve
the plight of the poor and vul-
She said with the support of
the.Inter-American Develop-
ment Bank, work towards
reform of the social safety net is
well underway.
"When completed, some spe-
cific features of the form will
include the improvement of tar-

getting mechanism through a
proxy means test, implementa-
tion of a conditional cash trans-
fer programme and increased
spending.on the poor," she said.
Mrs Griffin said the Living
Conditions Survey is, at five
years, already outdated.
She said that as the survey's
information is essential for the
establishment of programmes,
it is imperative that empirical
data is available on a consistent

MP to suggest

rules on locally

made movies
THE Bahamas should
be mindful of movies
being filmed here which
reflect badly on the
country, according to
High Rock MP Kenneth
Referring to the pro-
posed Film Incentive
Act, Mr Russell said he
would suggest to gov-
ernment that rules be
put in place "to ensure
that these locally-made
movies do not.harm our
tourism industry."
"We should be aware
of the types of movies
and the script for any
movie being made
here," he told parlia-
ment yesterday.
Mr Russell said he
had seen several movies
in recent times which
were filmed in the
Bahamas and "leave
a whole lot to be
He said the last three
movies he saw were
"disturbing" in the way
they depicted Bahamian
work ethics and honesty.
"I discussed this with
the Minister of Tourism
before and gave him the
name of the movies and
my concerns for damage
to the tourism industry,"
he said.
Last year the movie
"After the Sunset" with
Pierce Brosnan and
"Into the Blue" were
filmed in the Bahamas.

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Hopedale and Lyford Cay Foundation

celebrate decade of special education

* By Diane Phillips
IF happiness were contagious,
you could catch it from Miguel
Never mind that he cannot
speak perfectly or hear well, or
his muscle coordination is slight-
ly less than ideal. Forget the
special way he has to be fed or
the work he has to put into
swallowing a bite without chok-
ing. Miguel radiates.
In writing class at the Hope-
dale Centre where children
from eight to 12 are taking turns
writing their names on the
board, and earning the applause
of their classmates, Miguel's
hand is up higher than anyone's.
He has already written his
name, just as he has already had
his picture taken. But as Hope-
dale founder and director

Arlene Davis says, "Mliguel's
special. He has such courageous
persistence. He never gives up."
Davis knows about coura-
geous persistence. For nearly
25 years she has been working
with children with special needs,
bringing out their individual
best, finding their abilities,
preparing them for life as adults
with skills, self-confidence and
For most of those years, she
has had the unfailing admira-
tion and support of the Lyford
Cay Foundation.
"You could go to the Hope-
dale Centre day after day and
never cease to be amazed at
what Arlene Davis and her
team accomplish," said Alessan-
dra Holowesko, chairman of the
Lyford Cay Foundation gifts
and grants committee. Every

year, the committee reviews
applications from dozens of
organizations seeking financial
assistance; every year, the
Hopedale Centre gets a slice of
the $200,000 shared among
worthwhile community causes.
"We look for need, careful
administration and impact,"
explains Holowesko. "And it is
hard to find greater success than
Located off Solider Road in
Nassau, Hopedale is more than
a collection of classrooms where
students with Down's syn-
drome, autism or other special
needs attend school. There is a
horticultural area where plants
are grown for sale and there are
herbs to tend to and sell to the
food stores; there is a wood-
working shop where carpentry
skills are taught by master
craftsman Gilbert Elliston and
fine furniture is commissioned
for homes in Ocean Club
Estates and Lyford Cay. There
are goats, but the students are
not too interested. Most impres-
sive is the detailed jewellery
produced by students the
stringing of beads that may take
up to a week for one necklace,
but the work is as fine and as
pretty as any you have ever
seen with remarkable colour
combinations and styles.
On the playground, there is a
climbing device which has its
own built-in reward. When you
get to the top, you ring the bell.
The children helped build the
climbing equipment in the
But beyond the academics,
the herb garden, the workshop,
Hopedale is a way of thinking.
"We maximise 'their
strengths, whatever they are
good at, we stretch it for all it's
worth," says Davis. In a class
with older students, Steven, who
is autistic, is working on maths.
It is not his favorite subject, but
he is slogging away at it because
when he finishes, he will be able
to go on the computer and
that is his favourite. The card
he made for Ms Davis for

* MIGUEL Collie, a student at the Hopedale Centre, writes his name on the classroom


Valentine's Day was perfect,
just like the one he made for
his teachers over the holidays.
He is so proficient that twice a
week he goes out to a local
company for business office
skills practice.
About half the upper grade
students have community-based
classes outside the school, learn-
ing culinary skills or what many
of us take for granted as sim-
ple life skills doing laundry,
buying items, filling out a job
application or a bank deposit
"We teach this exercise
through repetition and prac-
tice," says Davis, who has come
back with a handful of cheques
and deposit slips. Ryan, one of
the most talented jewellery
makers, has sold necklaces and
deposited more than $1,000 in
his account. Asha, Sade and
D'Andrey, who attend Hope-
dale with the help of Lyford
Cay Foundation scholarships,

N SOME of tthe jewellery items which students at the centre
have created

have filled out their deposit slips
and they are ready to go to the
bank. Kim, a graduate, has a
full-time job at Atlantic Manu-
It isn't always c.i '. But

Hopedale makes it possible.
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I N ELON Moxey entertains the students at the school

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Students at St Augustine's Colle, ,

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0 STUDENTS get to know some crustaceans
in celebration of Elon Moxey's hit Catch Der

Looking back on

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is one of many delightful old
photographs in Ronald Light-
bourn's new book, Reminiscing
The picture, taken in 1926, is
one of thirty-six to be found in
Chapter 5, which is devoted
entirely to the era of the leg-
endary photographer James
"Doc" Sands, whose brother,
Wm. H Sands, is at the bow with
arms outstretched. This was a
time when ocean fish like King-
fish could often be caught inside
the harbour near the Light-
Capt. Lafayette Lightbourn,

who took customers trolling
from his sailboat, is in a white
long-sleeved dress shirt and bow
tie. His 4-year-old son, Jack
Lafayette Lightbourn, is the
smaller boy perched on the
boom. He would become an air-
craft mechanic with Pan Amer-
ican Airways.
Capt. "Laffy's" wife was
Elma, a sister of "Doc" and
Wm. H. Sands.
Ronald Lightbourn closes the
caption with "I trust you didn't
miss seeing the dog, who had
-relatives all over the island!"
Photo by permission of Mr.
Robert Sands.

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Esso Standard Oil SA Lim-
ited presented a cheque for over
$36,000 to the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital Foundation.
Esso's annual Help Us Help
fund-raising campaign assists
organizations that help children.
In 2005, Esso chose to partner
with the PMH Foundation to
raise funds to
assist the paediatric care

wards at the Princess Margaret
Together with 11 New Provi-
dence Service Stations and 2
Family Island Distributors, Esso
contributed 2 cents a gallon for
every gallon of fuel purchased.
Esso and its operators invited
customers to meet, or surpass,
its goal of $35,000.
"We are honoured to

announce that together we were
able to raise $36,775.72," said
Troy Simms, country manager
of Esso.
Dr Myles Munroe, Chairman
of the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital Foundation, accepted the
check. "Funds from the Esso's
Help Us Help programme will
be used to purchase much need-
ed equipment to assist in pae-

diatric care at the Princess Mar-
garet Hospital,
mainly the Children's Ward,
the Neonatal Intensive Care
Units and the Special Care
Baby Unit," said Dr Munroe.
As a result of the partnership,
Esso's name will be placed on
the Miracle Donor Tree in the
front lobby of PMH.

DR Myles Munroe,
chairman of the Princess
Margaret Hospital
Foundation, collects the
cheque for $36,775.72 from
Esso country manager Troy

Love is in the air at

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* GRAND Prize Winner, Charles Isaacs (centre), accepted gifts
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and a $150 John Bull gift card, after being romanced during the
John Bull Celebrate Love, Friendship and 14 days of Romance
promotion. Pictured 1 to r: Makeisha Campbell, marketing andi
graphics specialist, John Bull Group of Companies, Mr Isaacs
and Carol Barnett, senior associate, marketing, Bahamas

Telecommunications Company.

Love and luck was in the air.
for fourteen winning patrons,
who joined John Bull in Cele-
brating Love, Friendship and
14 Days of Romance this past
Valentine season at all John
Bull-owned stores.
Taking a spin from tradition,
the luxury goods retailer decid-
ed to show its appreciation by
Sromancing their customers dur-
ing the first two weeks of Feb-
ruary, leading up to Valentine's
Greeted by candlelight, com-
plimentary chocolates and ser-
enading music, shoppers not
only took delight in finding
great gift ideas for their Valen-
tine, but also embraced the
opportunity to become the dai-
ly love winner of prize offerings
from John Bull.
Charles Isaacs, was the top.
"Love Winner", taking home a
$150 John Bull Gift Card and
His and Her Razr Cellular
Phones, compliments of BTC.
"I shop regularly at John Bull!"
said Mr Isaacs, "My wife is a
big fan of fragrances, so I will
definitely be back."
Other prizes included a fra-
grance gift basket, complimen-
tary makeovers at La Par-
fumerie, Guess and Gucci gift

certificates, a suite of Tiffaily
Jewellery, his and her MovA-
do timepieces, a facial fro&h
Facial Touches Day Spa, coni-
plimentary dinners from Chez
Willie and Seafire Steakhoui6,
Marina Village at Atlanti ,
weekend for two at Sandals
Royal Bahamian Resort a&ld
round-trip tickets for two dn
Bahamas Ferries and BAhaniA-
Additional love winners were
Suzanne Farquharson, Maxinde
Street, Jasmine Cartwright,
Peter Ho, Abagail Lodis, Lotiis
Savenave, Nadin'e B'ar,
Shantell Nordelus, Philip
Sawyer, Marco Tabett, Philip
Gormely, Barry:Smith anid
Deandrea Archer!
As an addition to their Cele-
bration of Love, John- Bill
teamed up with Dr. Jerome
Lightbourne arid The Sir Vib-
tor Sassoon Bahamas Heatt
Foundation for the month:of
February, asking customers;to
support them in their effort:to
raise money during an
in-store silent auction at their
284 Bay Street, Mall: at
Marathon, Harbour Bay'and,
Palmdale locations. Full pro-
ceeds from this endeavor are to
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Resort team launches programme

to improve youth business skills

THE team at Old Bahama Bay
Resort and Yacht Harbour is reach-
ing out to the surrounding community
with a programme to develop the busi-
ness skills of the next generation.
Old Bahama Bay director of resort
sales employee, Keith Cooper, has
formed the Young Entrepreneurs Club
to help young people in the West End
community develop their communica-
tion and business skills, with a special
focus on computer literacy. Current-
ly, there are six students enrolled in
the mentoring program.
The project began when Keith met a
young man named Moses Moxey, the
grandson of Bahamian legend Bonefish
Folley. Moses had an immediate
impact on Keith. "Moses has a charm-
ing smile and a natural gift to interact
with people. It amazed me the way he
was leading his small group of friends.
Although they are surrounded by a
challenging society that offers a less
than perfect lifestyle, these young men
have been living their lives guided by
Christian principles and this is what
caught my attention and made me want
to start a mentoring program," Keith
said. .
So Keith got to work with the teens
and formed the Young Entrepreneurs
Club. The group meets regularly to
enjoy social interaction anrd mentor-
ing. "I want to encourage these young
,men to stay on the right track. I talk to
them about current issues in the news
and also encourage positive behavior,
increased self-esteem and the impor-
tance of education."

Old Bahama Bay team's project to help out young entrepreneurs

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SKEITH Cooper with participants in the Young Entrepreners C
M KEITH Cooper with participants in the Young Entrepreneurs Club

One of the primary goals is to teach
the youngsters how to appreciate and
utilise the natural beauty of West End.
Keith teaches lessons such as boat safe-
ty and fishing to prepare the young
men to one day work and make a living
by using the natural resources that sur-

round them in West End.-
An interesting part of the Young
Entrepreneurs Club is the laptop com-
puter programme.
Students receive a laptop computer
from Old Bahama Bay followed by
orientation and hands-on training by

employees of the resort. The pro-
gramme aims at teaching groups of six
students at a time, who will in turn
teach an additional six students. Old
Bahama Bay pays the initial and
monthly fees for internet connection.
The ,students will eventually repay
the expenses with money earned by
using the skills they have learned and
the money will be reinvested into the
The goal is for students to become
self-sufficient after training in personal
responsibility and entrepreneurial skills.
The Young Entrepreneurs Club
attracted the attention of Ellen Kohn a
patron of Old Bahama Bay who
formed The Kohn Foundation. The
main mission of The Kohn Founda-
tion is to help improve the quality of
life for citizens of West End, with one
of their main focuses being to develop
educational opportunities for West
End students.
Like Keith, The Kohn Foundation
was impressed with Moses Moxey and
awarded him a scholarship that will be
saved in an interest-earning bank
account until he enrolls in college.
Old Bahama Bay's "Care Team"
plays a major role in supporting the
Young Entrepreneurs Club. Keith is
co-chairman of this volunteer group
of managers and employees dedicat-
ed to community service projects and

self-help programmes to protect our
environment and to improve the des-
tination. Past projects include West
End and Old Bahama Bay Resort
clean-up campaigns, repairs and maid-
tenance of the West End Primary
School and fundraising for the Care
Team Emergency Relief Fund.
"Keith Cooper is an example of the
community service leadership Old
Bahama Bay seeks in our organisatioi
and deserves recognition for th'
'Young Entrepreneurs Club' as well
as for his 'Care Team' leadership role.
"In both cases, Keith'demonstrates
personal responsibility and commit-
ment to these business and family val-
ues," said Bob Kramm, chief operating
officer at Old Bahama Bay.
The Young Entrepreneurs Club
hopes to add more young teens to their
group including young girls. The gen-
eral age of members is 13 15 years
old. Students are also offered summer
jobs at Old Bahama Bay Resort &
Yacht Harbour,
Old Bahama Bay is also requesting
donations of used laptop computers that
are in good condition and can Support
the mindows XP operating system. For
more information or to ensure contin-
ued success of this amazing initiative
by volunteering or donating, please call
Keith Cooper or Bob Kramm at 242-
350-6500 or 1-800-444-9469.

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DON T mvis Sizzla's live performance as Roache Productions presents
SStill Blazing 9pm Saturday, February 25, at the Crystal Palace Hotel.

LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau's Weekly Jam Session & Musicians
Hook-up. Located East Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The Run,
Upstairs Good As New open Wednesday thru Saturday 8pm, Sunday
at'6pm: Amateur musicians try out & Open mic Wednesday & Thursday
After band practices. Professional musicians welcome to sit in on jams Fri-
Sday, Saturday and Sunday. Book now for special events, concerts, private
parties. Call 393-2800 (393-BUZZ) for
more info Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Reggae THE BUZZ: MAKING

$5 Friday @ First Down every Friday night. Music by Barry Da Pusher,
Selector: Dominique. Ladies $5 all night, gents $10. Early juggling by Mr.
Excitement and DJ Fatal. Drink specials all night long.

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

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

Wild Jungle, each and every Wednesday night @ Club Trappers, Nassau's
upscale' gentleman's club. Featuring a female body painting extrava-
ganzh. Free body painting @ 8pm. Ladies always welcome. Admission:
Me n'tree before 10 pm. Females free. There will befree food and hours
d'oeuvres between 9 and 10 pm. Open until 4 am.

Ladies Night @ Fluid Lounge, this and every Thursday night. Doors
open at1i0pm. Ladies free before lam, $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 ta ourie hits all night long
Ladies in fiee before llpm. Strict security enforced.

Rave Satur~ays @ Club Eclipse. DJ Scoobz spinning the best in Old
Skbol. Admission $35, all inclusive food and Jnnk ,
karaoke lMusic Mondaze @ Topshotters Sports Bar. Drink specials all
i'l!it I long. including karaoke warm-up drink to get you started. Party
from 8pm-until:

Reggae Tuesdays @ Bahama Boom. Cover charge includes a free Guin-
ness 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

Dicky Mo's @ Cable Beach. Flavoured Fridays Happy Hour, every Fri-
day. Drink specials: Smirnoff Kamikaze Shots, $1; Smirnoff Flavoured
Martinis, 2 for $10; Smirnoff Flavoured Mixed Drinks, 3 for $10. Bahami-
an 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. Admis-
sion'$10, ladies free.

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

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

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

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

~-aj ~ THE ART

Artists Guild International invites the public to its 8th annual Evening of
Classical Music, Thursday, March 16, at Government House, beginning at
8pm. The concert will feature some of the nation's finest classical musicians
as well as a number of promising young performing artists. We are grate-
ful for the encouraging support received in the past and eagerly anticipate
the public's presence for the event. The Guild will be donating proceeds
from each 'Evening of Classical Music' to the College of the Bahamas
Music Department scholarship fund. For further information please call
Yiiri Bashiret and the Moscow Soloists Orchestra
S'C -Fc-lbil r.,' 24, Friday 8pin -'Theatre-for the Performing. Arts .
D Febriary 26, Sunday 7pm St Paul's ChurchHall, Lyford Cay
SE February 26, Sunday 7pm Residence of Mr and Mrs Hugh Buckner
F February 27, Monday 8pm Christ Church Cathedral featuring Guest
Artist Jo Ann Deveaux-CallenderOleg Polianski
Tickets for concerts F may be purchased at the door but persons with tick-
ets purchased in advance will be seated first.
Tickets for concerts D and E must be purchased in advance as there is a
Champagne Reception. Tickets for concerts C can only be purchased at
the Dundas Theatre. Tickets for the other concerts can be purchased at
the Dundas, AD Hanna & Co Tel: 322-8306, Galleria Cinemas Tel: 356-7328.
For more information please call 327-7668.
Artists Guild International invites the public to its 8th annual Evening of
Classical Music, Thursday, March 16, at Government House, beginning at
8pm. The concert will feature some of the nation's finest classical musicians
as well as a number of promising young performing artists. We are grate-
ful for the encouraging support received in the past and eagerly anticipate
the public's presence for the event. The Guild will be donating proceeds
from each 'Evening of Classical Music' to the College of the Bahamas
Music Department scholarship fund. For further information please call
anniversary, the Grand Bahama Art Association announces the "BIG 10
ART SHOW" at the Freeport Art Centre from March 2 to March 11 -
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 9am to 12pm. Admission is free.
Groups are welcomed, but are requested to book in advance by calling 351-

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

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB) will be holding a num-
ber of events in February. African Art Exhibition "What is Africa to Me"
from the private collection of Kay Crawford Friday, February 24 Saturday,
July 29 Bahamian Art History Lecture Tuesday, February 28 @ 6:30pm
Max Taylor speaks on Chelsea pottery The lecture is open to the pubic.

The Medical Association of the Bahamas invites the public to the opening
night of its annual Scientific Conference 2006, under the theme, "URGEN-
Challenges". Dr Michael Weston, medical director of Broward County
Fire/Rescue and Broward County's Health Care Emergency Preparedness
Program, will speak on the topic, "In the Eye of the Hurricane: Delivering
Health Care", Wednesday, March 8 @ 7pm. Conference venue: British
Colonial Hilton. Opening night is free. Please visit the website, www.bahamas- for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting times and
places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday Fridays 6pm to 7pm
8:30pm to 9:30pm Saturday mornings 10am to 11am Sacred Heart Church:
Friday 6pm to 7pm The Kirk: Mondays and Thursdays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
New Providence Community Centre: Mondays 6pm to 7pm Wednesday and
Friday 7pm to 8pm.
The Cancer Society of Ihe Bahamas meets at 5 30pm on the

second Tuesday of each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace, Cen-
treville. Call 323-4482 for more info.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays and
Thursday at Nassau gymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles
Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call 364-8423 to register or for more
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 choles-
terol testing is available. For more info call 702-4646 or 327-2878
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every month, 6pm
@ Doctors Hospital conference room.
Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except
August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley

Doctors Hospital, the official training centre of the American Heart Asso-
ciation 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-lpm. Contact a Doctors Hos-
pital 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 month in the ca feerid
of the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.

Earth Village Ranch (petting zoo), St Albans Drive and Columbus
Avenue, offers free admission every Wednesday by appointment
between 9am and 3pm. Bring your class, play group, or family and
experience some of the greatest wonders of nature; a petting farm, a
nature trail, pony/horse rides, and wetlands. For more information or
to book events call 356-2274 or 434-8981. Special rates available for
groups of 20 or more with a two week advance reservation. Donations
are accepted in exchange for tips.
St Andrew's Kirk After School Programme: The members of St Andrew's
Kirk have launched an After-School-Programme for children from the
Woodcock and Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The programme, is held
Monday to Friday at the St Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk. The activities
include tutoring, computers, karata, sports, art, drama and baking. The pro-
gramme is free to children from the Bain and Grants Town communities. Par-
ents interested in enrolling their children should contact the church at 322-
5475 or email:
JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to offer a cycling
clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will be held every Sat-
urday in an effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents interested in register-.
ing their children should contact organizers at
The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Incorporated meets 6:30 pm every third Wednesday at the Bahamas Nation-
al Pride Building.
Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Monday's at
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
Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes. Club 7178 meets Tuesday, 6pm @
The J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave. Club 2437 meets every second,
fourth and fifth Wednesday at the J Whitney Pinder Building, Collins Ave
at 6pin. Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable
Beach. Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-8pm in the Solomon's
Building, East-West Highway. Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Mondays at 7pm. Club Cousteau 7343 meets every Tuesday night at
7.30 in the Chickcharney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros. All are wel-

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega chapter meets every second
Tuesday, 6.30pm @ the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham Nassau Resort,
Cable Beach.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first Tuesday, 7pm @ Gaylord's
Restaurant, Dowdeswell St. Please call 502-4842/377-4589 for more info.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ Atlantic
SHouse, 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 Koigonia 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 Chap-
ter meets the third Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes, Cable
SBeach, 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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a resident of Key West Street and formerly of Mangrove Cay,
Andros, will be held at New Bethany Union Baptist Church,
'.-, Key West Street, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be
S Rev. Dr. Victor Cooper, Jr., assisted by other ministers of the
gospel. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier
She is survived by two sons, Inspector Clarence (Joyce)
Finlayson and Alexander (Dedehila) Finlayson of Fort Pierce,
Florida; six daughters, Lulamae Finlayson, Rosemary
(George) Green, Elizabeth (Cyril) Saunders, Jenny (Kermit)
Walker, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Donna (Joshoway) Cason
of Vero Beach, Florida and Deborah Finlayson. 34 grandchil-
i' dren, Marvin, Joann (Trevor) Duncombe, Donna, Karen,
Shenique (Edison) Nairn, Vanessa, Lateria (Odell) Watson,
George, Kimberly, Clarence, Donathan, Fredericka, Valencia,.
Loretta, Valentino, Lashon, Justin, Appolonia, Cyril, Janson,
Jemison, Karro, Renaldo, Denise, Destinee, Alexandria,
Diamond and Reshawn, Leandra, Linda, Lakeisha, Kayla,
Tony, Cornelius; 15 great grandchildren, Patrick, Malik, Gervard, Tramourne, Joshua, Jakin,
Ediesha, Lamont, Edison, Alyssa, Aaliyah, Ashton, Danisha, Orvinque; two brothers, Samuel
Miller (Detoris) of Vero Beach, Florida and Clarence Miller of Homestead, Florida; four sisters,
Alice (Tommy) Ward of Miami, Florida, Naomi (James) Cooper, Joy and Olive Lockhart; numer-
ous nieces and nephews including James, Allan, George, Sabrina, Alfreda, Octavious, Karen,
Lenamae, Mitchell, Nathaniel, Vanessa, Jeffrey, Samuel, Norris, Janet, Patrick, Erica, Helen,
Rose, Lionel; numerous grandnieces and nephews; the Lockharts, Green, Rolle, Williams,
Reckley, Saunders, King, Roker and Hanna families, Joseph Brown, Erskin Hart, Ortlahd
Williams, Leon Rolle, Doris Burrows, Comrad Jennings and the staff of Bahamas Welding and
Fire, Olga Turnquest, Prince Cornish, the staff of Princess Margaret Hospital Trauma Room
and the Female Medical Ward, Key West Street Street family, Mangrove Cay community and
a host of other relatives too many to mention.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Market Street, from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the church.from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

MARCUS (Gunga, Daie, Gumpa)
a resident of South Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, will be held at
Wesley Methodist Church, Palmetto Point, Eleuthera on t ,
Saturday February 25th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m..Qfficiating will be
Rev. Godfrey Bethell. Interment follows in Sea Side Cemetery,
South Palmetto Point.; : .
He is survived by three children, two daughters and one son,
Tonya Johnson, Warren Thompson and Lateshia Bethel; one .
sister, Evangeline Culmer; six grandchildren, Ysamine Miller,
Katiusia Johnson, Kevano Johnson, K'Tonya Johnson, '" -.
Kendeshia Thompson, and Warren Thompson Jr.; cousins -
including, Pastor Remeldq Carey and family; nieces, Laura '*t'- ,
Culmer, Sharon Pinder, Tre6ia Thompson Megan Thompson, '
Kathy Bullard, Diane, Donna Thompson, Kim Sweeting, Aurea
Culmer, Cindy, Aqullia, Jamellia Thompson, Esther Sweeting,
Winifred Thompson, Edith and Eloise Rolle, Shauna Knowles,
Shannae Stubbs, Vashte Nairn, S'Wayne Knowles, Marsha
Curry. Son in law, Kevin Johnson; sister-in-laws, Judith and
Theresa and Yvonne Thompson; brother-in-law, Randy Petty
and Richard Rolle; nephews, Mark Thompson, Steve and Barry Culmer, Scott and Jave
Thompson, Rodney, Dencil and Cornell Pinder, Bert, Nick, Shafeeq, Motasit Thompson,
Sheldon Neymour, Joel, Joseph Sweeting Jr., Marcian and Devaughn Taylor, Curtis Hepburn,
Wayne Knowles, other survivors include Patsy, Jannlie and Antoinette Thompson, Kendra Hall,
Joyce Gibson, Katherine Hall, Clayton Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Millard Bethel, Charles
Curry, James Isaacs, Patricia Bethel, Kinglsey Bethel, Dole Sands, Monique Cooper, Sheryl
Fax, Judy Sands, Superintendent Burkie Wright, Philip Bethel, Austin Knowles Sr., Joshua
Culmer, Berthenia Emmanuel, Spence Thompson and Family, Cebric Bethel (Seabreeze), spe-
cial thanks goes out to the Congregation of Palmetto Point and Governor's Harbour Wesley
Methodist Church especially the Men's Ministry who visited, prayed and offered hope during
his time of illness, The Governor's Harbour and Palmetto Point Clinic: Dr Santau and his
Clinical Staff, Sharon, and Freda Cooper, Virginia Wright and Bernadette Bethel, who came to
his assistance promptly when needed. Dr. Walter Gibson at Doctors, Dr. Sir Kevin King at NHC,
and Dr. Munore at PMH. The staff at BTC, EZ Auto and NIB who offered support in every way.
And to all.the friends and family of Eleuthera.
Friends may pay their last respects at Demeritte's Funeral Home, Rock Sound, Eleuthera
from 3-5 p.m. on Friday & at the church in Palmetto Point from 7:00 p.m. until service time.

a resident of Pinedale and formerly of Fresh Creek, Andros,
will be held at Faith United Missionary Baptist Church, Faith
United Way, on Saturday February 25th, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.
: Officiating will be Rev'd. Dr. William Thompson, assisted by
I Rev'd. Frederick N. Cartwright, Rev'd. Harrison Thompson,
Rev'd. G. Craig Ellis, Rev'd. Cleomi McKinney and Rev'd.
Dwayne Pearce.. Interment follows in Woodlawn Gardens,
Soldier Road.
. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Myrtis Johnson,
sons, Arnsel Johnson, Glenn Johnson, Bradley Johnson, irvin
... ,". Johnson, Paul Johnson, Andrew Dean and Earle Johnson;
daughters, Carolyn Moss, Barbara Johnson, Peggy Arthur,
Diana Brown, Evangeline Lewis, Melonie Johnson, Loretta
JLewis, Valencia Johnson and Venicka Johnson; adopted sons
and daughters, Reverend 'Dr. James and Cecila Rahming,
7i Joseph and Lorna Johnson, Sutcliffe "Patrick" and Rafina
Rattan, Warren and Josephine Gay, Patrick Adderley, Hal and
Clarise Bodie, Kingsley Holbert; Sherry Brown, Sherlene
Bullard, Judy Gardiner, Sherilyn Bodie, Margaret Bodie, Nazel Johnson, Dr. Bernadette and
Philip Burrows, Donnalee and Rodney Minnis, Patricia and Herbert Forbes, daughters-in-law,
Yvonne Johnson, LaToya Johnson, Iris Dean, Jacqueline Johnson, Ikenna Johnson; sons-in-
law, Kenneth Brown, James Lewis, Esruam Lewis; grandchildren, Joan Gray, Holy Ferguson,
Joy Swain, Sherry Musgrove, Mark Moss, Gregory Arthur, Irvin and Zina Arthur, DeShay Arthur,
D'Andrea Johnson, Shinique Lewis, James Lewis Jr., Dietrick Brown, Kendrick Brown, Kenrad
Brown, Ramonn Johnson, Erica Butler, Vasco Johnson, Klecko Johnson, Bradley Johnson,
Carvison Johnson, Laverne Johnson, Pamela Johnson, Nikki Johnson, George Johnson,
Bodine Johnson, Scott Johnson, Ebony Johnson, April Johnson, Destiny Johnson, Zerline
Johnson, Lincolm Johnson, Irvin Johnson, Arnsel Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Siamone Laing,
Dedrick Johnson, DeAndra Johnson, Shanishka Brown, Dominique Brown, Shantel Brown,
Krystal Maycock, Jared Maycock, Tamika Bodie Hallmika Bodie, Jacqueline Johnson,
Jayshree Johnson, Paul Johnson, Kristin Johnson, Jayuonya Johnson, Jacobi Johnson,
Jayaundra Johnson, Jehu Johnson, Debbie Johnson, Bernadette Johnson, Margurita Johnson,
Theresa Minnis, Sharon Johnson, Edwin Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Erwin Johnson, Tureano
Johnson, Brenden Johnson, Erkell Johnson, Bianca Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Derron Lewis,
Andrew Lewis, Antoniette Lewis, Tiffany Lewis, Donavon Lewis, Tanica Lewis, Craig Lewis,
Vateria Lewis, Lorenzo Lewis, Gregory Lewis, Bryon Gay, Robert Gay, Sammy Gay, Joann
Gay, Jessica Gay, Tamarind Burrows, Tebunna Burrows, Nadia Rattan, Sutcliffe Rattan, Kyle
Rattan; great grandchildren, Alexia Seymour; Shakarah Been, Garrard Humes, Christopher
Gray, Justin Gray, Fallon Gray, Jake Gray, Demarko Moss, Michera Moss, Dizzaro Moss,
Kemica Moss, Trevor Ferguson Jr., Thia Ferguson, Dezaro Moss, Jaben Swain, Edley Swain
Jr, Knash Swain, Deneille Carey, Linique Carey, Derek Carey; Tanisha Arthur, Eric Butler,
Melissa Butler, Samuel Butler, Joshua Butler, Vashti Johnson, Alexander Johnson, Romonique
Johnson, Andrew Lewis, Vanesha Lewis, Cleon Lewis, David Lewis, Voneriko Lewis, Herbert
Dean, Andrew Dean Jr. Clayton Dean, Andrea Dean, Hermen Laing, Jasmine Laing, Alexis;
Frederick, Anjalon, Arnselette, Ervin Levern Johnson Jr.; great great -grandchildren, Deanza
Johnson, Quentin Johnson, DeAngelo Johnson, Carmona Johnson, Christopher Gray, Jordan
Gray, Farrah Gray, Gregory Arthur Jr., Irvin Arthur Jr., Crystal Arthur; grand nephews, Philip

Bodie, Kennedy Bodie, Bernard Bodie, Irvin Bodie Jr., Anthony Bodie, Jefferson Bodie, Michael
Munnings, Kyle Bodie; grand nieces, Janet Bodie, Michie Bodie, Opal Chase,' Yersamine
Bodie, Sheamean Bodie, Nethre Bodie, Marashell Mott, Michelle Munnings, Kyle Munnings,
sisters-in-law: Leana McKenzie, Miriam Bodie; great grand nephews and nieces, Torraye
Bodie, Sherell Clarke, Alexis Rahming, Reshae Dames, Zenia Bodie, Hartwell Armbrister,:
Bernard Bodie, Philip Bodie Jr., Derez Bodie, Bacario Bodie, Jefferson Bodie, Alexander
Rahming, Kennedy Bodie Jr., Edward Cunningham, Brandon Bodie, Jamier Gray, Carson
Gray, Kendrick Chase Leslia Munnings, Monet Munnings, Mia Munnings, Kadeshia Lockhart,
K. Mott, Miakio Munnings; nieces and nephews,. Irvin and Esthermae Bodie, Mr. and Mrs.,
Dedrianna and Fulton Bain, Mr. and Mrs. Jackquline and Reuben Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. Patricia
and Herbert Forbes, Mrs. Veronica and Bishop Rudolph Bowe. Mrs. Ruby and Bishop Noward
Dean, Lydia Miller, Mrs. Dianne and Pastor Dudley Coverley, Mrs. and Mr. Cleo and Ron Pratt,
Mr. and Mrs. Melvern and Leroy Davis, Karen and Byron Milddilon, Lilly Cleare, Delores
Johnson, Ivadell Bodie, Linda Johnson, Claudamae Johnson, Charlotte Newchurch, Gertrude..,
Johnson, Mr. Alan Johnson, Horace Johnson, Lawrence Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnsdcr,'
Cecil Johnson, Irvin Johnson, Lauree Taylor, Dorothy Taylor, Ruthmae Rolle, Bryl Morris,.
Maragret Turnquest, Christine Sanders, Eleanor McKenzie, Linda McKenzie. Carolyn
McKenzie, Ucal McKenzie, Shirley Bodie, Rae Bodie, Millicent Bodie, Glen Bodie, Derek'.
Bodie, William Bodie, Donnamae Bodie, Jackie Bodie, Evangeline Barnett, Paulette Snilh, -
Brenda Clarke, Steven Bodie, K.K. Holbert, Mona Holbert, Suzie Holbert, Andrian H61bert,,'
Heather Armbrister, Rickey Moncur, Lamont Moncur, Nadine Moncur. Elenor Wilson. Yvonne
McKenzie, Tyrone McKenzie, Anita McKenzie, Marvia Cooper, Fanny Stuart, Wendy Smith,,'
Kevin McKenzie. Friends of the Family: Reverend Dr. William Thompson and First Lady Betty:
Thompson, Reverend and Mrs. Harrison Thompson, Reverend and Mrs. Frederick Cartwright.
Reverend and Mrs. Craig Ellis, Reverend Cleomi McKinney, Reverend and Mrs. Dwaynrie
Pearce, Minister and Mrs. Keith Baker, Faith United Missionary Baptist Church Family, Dr. R.E.
Cooper and Family, Vernie Rolle, Cyprianna Major, Dr. Perry Gomez and Family, Mr. Roy
Newbold and Family, Mr. andMrs. Roscoe Thompson and Family, Eloise Mackey, Mr. Allison
Fe'rguson, Gloria Bain, Evangelist Louise Harris, Sandra Meadows, Mae Zonicle, Mr. and- Mrs
Lgonard McPhee, Ms. Lovely Forbes, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Esther Rolle, Mrs. Joarn Cartwright;, Ms."
Cherry Smith, Ms. Marjorie Smith, Mrs. Queenie Smith, Ms. Laurice Smith, Mr. Joe Sirith, Mrs.
Hartlyn Sands, Mrs. Rena Rolle, Mrs. Dorothy Knowles,'Mrs. Grace'Tddd, Mrs.. Marvi
Ferguson, Mrs. Sena Forbes and Family, Ellie, Mrs; Arabella Smith and Family, Mrs. Beatriie'
Munroe and Family, Sister Chris Curtis and Family, Mrs. E. Hanna and Family, Mr and Mrs.
Samuel Duncombe and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Mason and Family, Mrs.' Lucy Higgsaan6d
Family, Mr. and Mrs. Orlan Johnson and Family, Mrs. Thelma Darling and Family, Mr.'and Mrs.
Alvin Sands and Family, Mr. and Minister Margaret Williams and Family, Evangelist Marge
Rolle and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dames and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dames and
Family, Mr. Reggie Mackey and Family, Reverend Irene Coakley, Mrs. Pauline Winder arid
Family, Mrs. Clothia Armaly and Family, Mission Baptist Church Family, Reverend Wiltred and
Mrs. Esther Sweeting, Mrs. Mae Sweetum and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Yon Johnson and Family,
Derek Johnson. Tammie Johnson, Dr. Byron Johnson, Mrs. Deaconess Monica Flowers, Ms.
Ann and Marilyn Panza, Mr. and Mrs. Billy McCartney and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Ferguson and Family, Mr. Jeffiey Cunningham, Rev. Rudyann Cooper-Darling, Mrs. Primrose
Chase, Mr. Simon Beneby and Family, Mrs. Barbara Bullardarid Family, Mrs. Clarke, Mrs.
Carolyn Walker and Family, Reverend and Mrs. Hillard Walker and Family, Ms. Sandra'
Pickstock, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Johnson and family, Mr. William. and Zina Sturrup,
Reverend Donald and Clara Dorsette and Family, Mrs. Sheila Narine and family, Mrs.
Claudette Bethel and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gomez .and, Family,,.Evangelist Gloria
Dawkins, Mrs. Gloria Hanna, Mrs. Shirley Rolle and Family. Mrs. Indina.ianri and Family. Mr.
"aitVrl ll- and Family, Mr and MrFs Fergison and Family'dnd many other friends and well'
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of High Vista who died in
Manhattan, New York on February
14th, 2006, will be held at St.
S, Anne's Anglican Church, Fox Hill
Road on Saturday February 25th,
2006 at 2:00pm. Burial will be in
the church cemetery. Father Crosley
N. Walkine officiating.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, .Delbert
Hatfield Carroll; three children, William Delbert Carroll,
Janice Michelle Carroll and Gillian Alexandra Carroll;
one daughter-in-law, Elsie Carroll; four grandchildren,
Happie Elizabeth Michelle Carroll, Alexia Monique
Cartwright, Nicole Rowena Roberts and William Colton
Carroll; one great-grandchild, Elijah Walter Roberts; two-.
brothers, Elison and Raphael Pinder; two sisters, Elizabeth. !;
Garcia and Barbara Algreen; six nieces and six nephews,
six sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, other relatives and,
friends including, Rosemary Butler, Sally Carey, Sonia:
Chea, Mary Brown, Carmen Dawkins, Dr. James
Constantakis and Angela Thomas.

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Perry Christie thanks supporters

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I DIRECTED by Nadia Young, the Farm Road Youth Marching Band performs for supporters
during a 'thank you breakfast' on Wednesday.
(Photos: BIS/Gladstone Thurston)

FARM Road Urban Renew-
al has thanked its supporters for
their "significant contributions
to the well-being of the com-
At a breakfast meeting on
Wednesday at the Hilton
British Colonial, Prime Minister
Perry Christie, MP for the Farm
Road constituency, praised
them for their "good citizen-
ship" and presented them with
certificates of appreciation.
Sponsors and helpers were
entertained by selections from
the Farm Road Youth March-
ing Band, directed by Constable
Theodore Campbell, assisted by
Nadia Young.
The new Cabinet changes
placed urban renewal in
,Mr Christie's portfolio.
Melvin Seymour is the direc-


tor or urban renewal.
"I thought I should bring the
portfolio responsibility into my
ministry so that I may impress
upon our people nationwide the
importance of the community
looking at itself as. it exists,
towards the community finding

the way to bring about healing
in the community... that we
actually approach this matter
as our brother's keeper," said
Mr Christie.
"Every time I sit and I lis-
ten to the Farm Road Youth
Band and I know what they


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months towards preparing
themselves, I have to clearly

feel so good about this."
He commended parents for
their support of urban renew-

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investment in their children's

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when the actual beneficiary
(Florida) refuses to site it in its
own backyard?" she asked.
Mrs Duncombe said that,
once operational, AES could
look to earn $1.2 billion a
year, versus the $25 million
ihe Bahamas would receive
through its licensing fees.
"We have been told that
taking on America's dirty
industry will put us in 'better
stead' with them, that we
will have more bargaining
power I'd love to know
who writes those jokes.
"Anyone who wants to
know how America looks
after their neighbours that
take on their.pollution need
iook no further than the
JUS/Mexican border, where
US big industry has slipped
over the border to avoid the
strict environmental enforce-

ment that the US imposes on
their corporations," she said.
Mrs Duncombe even
asked if the government had
totally lost all of its senses
to even be contemplating the
LNG proposal.
"Does anyone wonder
why, if this is such a terrific
economic benefit to the
Bahamas, the greedy Unit-
ed States does not want it?
Could it be that these facili-
ties make or break political
"In Florida they have
agreed to drill under the
reefs, which according to Dr
Raymond McAllister, Pro-
fessor Emeritus of the Uni-
versity of Miami, is better
than drilling through the
reefs. Why is it that Flori-
da's reefs are more impor-
tant than the Bahamas'
"Governor Bush tried to
lessen the environmental

burden by saying 'We
approved as a government
the rights necessary to run
pipelines underneath our
reefs back up and into Port
Everglades to where the gas
lines would connect into the
existing pipeline. We have
approved both of the pro-
jects from that perspective
and I don't think there are
significant environmental
issues if that's the perspec-
tive that the Bahamian gov-
ernment wants to take.'
"I guess the Governor just
conveniently forgot that the
Bahamas would be hosting
the regasification terminal,
which is where a great deal
of the environmental degra-
dation would occur."
Mrs Duncombe continued
her push for a meeting with
experts in the LNG field and
for true transparency with

the project.
"Why is it that we have a
government that has no con-
viction, a government that
cannot keep its promise to
its people to preserve and
protect our land? Where is
our meeting with the LNG
experts? How have our con-
cerns been addressed?
Where is the openness and
transparency promised?
What happened to our sov-
"Why is it that we are
being wrenched down the
garden path to service the
needs of another country to
the detriment of our own?
If the government is true to
its words, it must recognize
this is an issue that must be
brought to the people for a
decision. Over 3,000 people
have said NO to LNG have
half as many said yes?"

MP claims 'known

criminals' allowed

to join police force
FROM page one

individual in question was considered a risk to women.
"He became a policeman, served for approximately two years and
is now awaiting trial on the charge of rape," he said.
In another case, he said, "testing revealed that another applicant
was of a high risk nature, recommendation not to hire was also
ignored, but before his training began he was arrested and is now
awaiting trial on a list of charges ranging from housebreaking to kid-
"These are a few of the cited situations that must be corrected and
prevented in the future because I see it as a negative impact on the
force and the well-being of the country," he said.
Following this statement by Mr Russell, Minister of Foreign
Affairs Fred Mitchell immediately contacted the deputy commis-
sioner of police John Rolle to ask him to look into the matters
brought up in parliament yesterday.
"I consider these allegations to be very serious," Mr Mitchell said.

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Govt warns over economic

pressure on the Bahamas

FROM page one

"With respect to the question of boycotts and other forms of eco-
nomic pressure on the Bahamas, wiser counsel would suggest that
it is not in the best interest of the communities in South Florida to
adversely affect and impact the economy of the Bahamas, having
regard to the mutually important bilateral relationship between us,"
the statement said.
"The Bahamas government is satisfied that wiser counsel will pre-
vail," it added.
The Bahamas, it said, appreciated the concern of the Congress
members and valued the continued good relations between the
country and Florida, in addition to the long-standing close and
warm relationship between the Bahamas and the United States.
"The Bahamas reaffirms its commitment to the good relations we
now enjoy with the United States and all our other neighbours. The
Bahamas, however, cannot be drawn into the rhetorical war of
words between members of the legislative branch in the United
States and the Cuban government on migration issues, which arise
between certain communities in the US and Cuba," it said.
The statement said the US government had approached the
Bahamas government with regard to the dentists, who are Cuban
The US had a "fair, accurate and true position" on the question
of those individuals, who were now detained in the Bahamas for ille-
gal migration.
"The interests of the United States arose because individuals
related to these two detainees are resident in the United States of
America. Citizens of Cuba are subject to a migration accord
between The Bahamas and Cuba, which is an agreement between
two sovereign nations.
"The Cuban government has therefore been contacted with
regard to their citizens. That migration accord is, of course, subject
to international law," the government said.
An application now stands from the two individuals with respect
to their status in the Bahamas.
Pursuant to their request, the government said their status is sub-
ject to a review and the Bahamas government had made clear its
intention to resolve this matter in "as timely a fashion as exigencies

FROM page one
Ambassador Sears said
Bahamians agree in general
that "families need to be
reunited" but that the gov-
ernment is concerned that
releasing the two dentists
could encourage thousands of
Cubans and Haitians to try to
get to the United States
through the Bahamas.
"It poses not only a security
risk but also risks lives," Mr
Sears said. "It's a real con-
Mr Sears said the Bahamas
Cabinet intended to make a
decision "in the very near
future'' about whether to send
the two dentists back to Cuba
or allow them to go to the
United States.
Gonzalez-Mejias and
Darias-Mesa have been
detained in the Bahamas since
April, when a boat carrying
them and 16 other Cuban
migrants stalled in Bahamian
They were picked up by the
US Coast Guard and handed

over to Bahamian officials,
who have an agreement with
Cuba calling for repatriation
of Cuban nationals.
What makes the pair unusu-
al is that three years earlier,
they had obtained permission
to migrate with their families
to the United States.
Although their families were
allowed by Cuba to leave -
settling in Tampa and Cape
Coral, which is in Mack's dis-
trict the two dentists were
prevented from making the
They fled Cuba after con-
cluding that Castro's govern-
ment would never allow them
to rejoin their family mem-
bers through normal immi-
gration, Mack said. By then,
their visas to enter the United
States had expired, so they
copied the papers and went
ahead anyway.
"This is about real people
who want their loved ones
back," Mr Mack said.

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Tribune Business Editor
An investor behind the
$1.4 billion Albany Pro-
ject that is planned for
New Providence yester-
day told The Tribune
that the proposed investment was not
being switched to Jamaica, where it has
unveiled a 2,400 acre development in
partnership with agencies of that nation's
The Tavistock Group, which is an
investor in the Albany project an exclu-
sive high-end residential community pro-
posed for southwestern New Providence
- along with world-famous golfers Tiger
Woods and Ernie Els, announced it had
signed aMemorandum of Understanding
(MOU) to develop Harmony Cove, a
beachfront project that will resemble
Baha Mar's proposed $1.6 billion Cable
Beach redevelopment when completed.
Harmony Cove, according to a press
release issued by Harmonisation, the
Jamaican government-owned joint ven-

ture partner with the Tavistock Group,
will feature several resorts, a luxury res-
idential component, marina, casino, three
to four golf courses, and high-end retail
But Christopher Anand, the Tavistock
Group's managing partner for both
Albany and Harmony Cove, yesterday
said the Jamaican venture did not mean
the company was dropping its Bahamas
plans when contacted by The Tribune
"It is still on in the Bahamas," he said.
"We are very excited about it, and view
the projects as complementary."
Albany has been projected to have a
$1.4 billion value over the active life of
the development, and an independent
economic assessment conducted by a firm
selected by the Bahamian government
showed it would inject a cumulative $1
billion in extra gross domestic product
(GDP) into the Bahamian economy over
its first 12 years in existence.
Mr Anand yesterday said'that through
the reputations and contacts of Mr
Woods and Mr Els, Albany was "very

close to landing a major golfing tourna-
ment to come to the Bahamas", fending
off competition from Bermuda and
"We have the opportunity to bring a
very prestigious golf tournament to the
Bahamas," Mr Anand said, adding that
this would provide a further economic
boost to this nation through the spending
of extra visitors and the free marketing
provided by television coverage of the
SThe Tribune reported previously that
the independent economic study on
SAlbany had shown that 700 permanent,
full-time jobs would be created, with
another 400 "indirect and induced" from
entrepreneurial ventures and spin-offs.
The study also forecast that Albany
would generate $400 million in property
taxes for the Government over the first
12 years of its life, generating $67 million
in annual GDP from operations in 2017

SEE page 5B

US developer aims to revive 'rare jewel'

Tribune Business Editor
THE "rare jewel" that is Walk-
er's Cay aims to provide year-
round employment for Bahami-
ans, after a US-based resort
developer yesterday announced
it had signed a contract to pur-
chase the island off Abaco, with
plans to provide opportunities for
local entrepreneurs and artists.
Cay Clubs Resort & Marinas
said it hoped to conclude the

island's purchase by the middle
of 2006, having already signed a
contract with the current owners,
the Abplanalp family of New
York. The purchase price was not
Douglas Wolk, Cay Clubs &
Marinas in-house counsel, yes-
terday told The Tribune that the
company was hoping to start
negotiations for obtaining all the
necessary government approvals
"in the very near future".
Although the Walker's Cay

Campbell trying

to 'humiliate' his

ex-CFG partners

Tribune Business
THE only reason James
Campbell has brought criminal
proceedings against Emmanuel
Alexiou, the Colina Financial
Group's (CFG) chairman, is to
punish him and publicly humil-
iate him, the latter's attorney,
Colin Callender, charged dur-
ing contempt of court pro-
ceedings yesterday.
The case, which is being
heard before Senior Justice
Anita Allen, is also against


Bahamas was second

largest recipient of

Russian investment

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamas was the second largest recipient of foreign
investment from Russia in 2005, receiving $651 million or 9 per
cent of that country's total accumulated investment abroad.
Statistics produced by the Russian Federal State Statistics
showed that only Cyprus, which received 15.6 per cent or $1.132
billion, gained a bigger share of Russia's total $7.275 billion
investment abroad.
The Bahamas is likely to be used by Russian high net worth indi-
viduals and institutions as a gateway to investing in nations such
as the US, or back in their homeland, taking advantage of this
country's benign tax laws and client confidentiality.
The statistics lend further weight to a presentation given by an
expert on eastern Europe to this month's Nassau Conference, who
said Russia might be a market the Bahamian financial services
industry wanted to "target" with its wealth management ser-
Katinka Barysch, chief economist for the Centre for European
Reform think-tank, told Bahami-
an attendees at the conference
,that (),t of fll thp eastern Euro- SEE page 6B

Hotel & Marina were heavily
damaged by Hurricanes Frances
and Jeanne in 2004, and have not
re-opened, Frank Rego, Cay
Clubs Resort & Marinas vice-
president of operations for the
eastern seaboard and Caribbean,
said the island had "unlimited"
Michael Redd, of Michael
Redd & Associates, the company
responsible for inasterplanning
the Walker's Cay development,
added: "Walker's is definitely one
of the rare jewels in Bahamas
chain of islands. This will be one
of the truly unique Bahamian
Walker's Cay has the strategic
advantage of being the nothern-
most island in the Bahamas, thus
making it the first stop-off for US
boaters and yachtsmen as they
move down the Abacos chain -
already a well-known destination
for this market.
Cay Clubs Resorts & Marinas

said it aimed to restore Walker's
Cay by capitalising on its world-
famous reputation among boaters
and sportsfishermen. Television
programmes in the past featured
activities such as shark feeding
from the island.
Anthony Giovanoli, a Bahami-
an who is an attorney with US
law firm Gray Robinson,
described Walker's Cay as being
among the top three recognized
sportfishing destinations in the
The island had a "cachet"
among the sport, with some 80
per cent of the world's game fish-
ing records held by boats who had
come out of Walker's Cay. The
island provided access to both
shallow water and deep water
fishing, with boaters in deep.
water within minutes of leaving.
"Walker's has a long-standing

SEE page 5B

A former Burns House executive has been awarded more than
$227,000 by the Industrial Tribunal, after it found the liquor con-
glomerate breached her employment contract and unfairly dis-
missed her.
The Tribunal found in favour of Astrid Adderley, wife of Patrick
Adderley, the dean of Christ Church Cathedral, saying that Burns
House seemed to have "carefully composed and orchestrated the
Astrid Adderley Redundancy Symphony".
Mrs Adderley had held the position of director of administration
with Butler & Sands, earning $72,000 in base salary per annum and
gaining a bonus per year of $25,000 to $30,000, depending on the
company's profitability, when it was sold to Burns House on March
31, 2000.
She alleged that she was reassigned in August 16, 2000, to vice-
president of operations with a salary of $84,0000, and was then lat-
er assigned to the job of purchasing manager in January 2002, a job
she held until being made redundant on December 3, 2004.
Mrs Adderley alleged that her contract of employment was var-
ied unilaterally by Burns House soon after her appointment as
purchasing manager, the $84,000 salary being reduced by 33 per cent
to $60,000 per annum, although job responsibilities did not change.
She alleged that she expressed her "disappointment and dis-
agreement with the salary cut",
and told her immediate super- pge
visor, Nikki Boeuf, that she SEE page 5B

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sector meeting

BAHAMIAN Khaalis Rolle,
president of the Caribbean
region for the Private Sector
Forium of the Americas, par-
ticipated in a two-day meeting
between that forum and the
Dominican republic's business
That nation's National Asso-
ciation of Private Sector Enter-
prises (CONEP) met with the
Private Sector Forum, an
organisation supported by the
Organisation of American
States (OAS), to analyse pro-
posls for the role the private
sector should play in con-
strutting the Western Hemi-
sphere development agenda.
TJe development agenda
will emphasise social equality,
competitiveness, transparency,
governance and business ethics,
as well as the use of informa-
tion technology and communi-

Mr Rolle said the meeting
included several working ses-
sions, a press conference and
a meeting with the Minister of
Foreign Affairs for the
Dominican Republic.
He added that the Private
Sector Forum was prepared to
tackle the issues identified in
the working group session, par-
ticularly workforce develop-
ment, education and skills
One of the key initiatives
identified was the review and
possible adoption of the IC3
Model, which was recently
launched in the Bahamas, to.
test and improve computer lit-
eracy among citizens across the
Western Hemisphere.
Mr Rolle said: "We see this
as a basic requirement to an
educated and productive work-

force. The single largest chal-
lenge ahead is mobilizing the
Caribbean region to support
and participate in this initia-
tive, which is fundamental to
our future competitiveness."
The objective of the meet-
ing, which took place on Feb-
ruary 2, was to follow up on'.
the issues and recommenida-
tions presented by business
leaders from around the Hemi-
sphere in the IV Summit of the
Heads of State and Govern-
ment of the Americas, which
took place last year from
November 2-5 in Mar del Plata,
It will set out the work plan
and timetable for action of the
Private Sector Forum during
this year, in light of the XXXVI
General Assembly of the OAS,
which will take place in Casa de
Campo, La Romana.




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Vacancies exist in the Generation Maintenance Department of
drand Bahama Power Company, for Mechanic Trainee.
The incumbent will demonstrate by virtue of training, experience,
references, etc, the ability to be incorporated fully in the maintenance
life of the power plant. Additionally, the incumbent should demonstrate
an ability to adhere to strict safety compliance, a disposition for
working harmoniously with others, and sufficient acumen for
comprehensive mechanical training.

The applicant must be able to remain abreast of technical advancement
in the industry and train for advancement to Mechanic III. The
applicant will be expected to learn and assist with repairs to all
mechanical systems, diesel, steam and combustion turbine units,
auxiliary equipment for the same and general plant equipment and
assist with the general upkeep of plant.
The successful applicant must be a Bahamian with High School
Diploma and BGCSE or GCE 'O' level passes in Mathematics, English
Language and two sciences with grade C or above.
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0 HALI RLL, reidn

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late of Dew Gardens off Cow Pen Road in the
Southern District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having any
claim or demand against the above Estate are required
to send their names, addresses and particulars of the
same certified in writing to the undersigned on or
before the 10th day of March, A.D., 2006 and if
required, to prove such debts or claims, or default be
excluded from any distribution; after the above date
the assets will be distributed having regard only to the
proved debts or claims of which the Executor shall
have had notice.
And Notice is hereby given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement
on or before the 3rd day of March, A.D., 2006.
Attorneys for the Executrix
245 Baillou Hill Road
P.O. Box EE-15075
Nassau, Bahamas






NOTICE is hereby given that ODILIA KELLY OF MR ROYAL
AVENUE, 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 24TH day of FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

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We will re-open for business as usual on Monday, March 6.
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inconvenience this may cause. All other departments
will be open for business as usual.


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ex-CFG partners

FROM page 1B

Anthony Ferguson who, along
with Mr Alexiou, is a principal
in CFG. The pair were Mr
Campbell's former business
partners, until he was ousted
in a bitter shareholder dispute
last March.

Before the contempt of court
proceedings began yesterday,
Justice Allen first had to decide
whether or not Mr Alexiou was
properly served, as he alleged
he wasn't.
Police Officer 710 Kalen
Cooper took the stand to state
that he did serve the Notice of

Motion, or summons, on Mr
Alexiou at his office on East
Hill Street.
He alleged that after 6ani on
February 6, he saw Mr Alex-
iou as he exited his car and was
about to unlock the gate to his
offices. At that time, he
claimed'to have identified him-
self, and asked if it was Mr
Officer Cooper said Mr
Alexiou identified himself, and
he moved towards him to hand
him the documents. However,
he said Mr Alexiou turned and
ran away from him.
Officer Cooper said he
caught up with Mr Alexiou at
the gate, and he dropped the
summons at his feet which, by
law, he has the right to do.
Barbara Cartwright also took
the stand as a witness to the
event, testifying that she waited
outside Mr Alexiou's office
since after Sam, until she saw
him arrive. She said she called
Officer Cooper on his phone,
and alerted him that Mr Alex-
iou was about to enter his
offices. She told the court she
knows Mr Alexiou because she
once worked for Colina.

Mr Alexiou then took the
stand. He stated that around
his office, there are "bums"
that would sometimes sleep
around the stairs. He admitted
that he heard a "very loud"
voice calling out, "Mr Alex-
iou", to which he said he
replied: "Yes".
Mr Alexiou said he was ner-
.vous, and decided to quickly
.get into his offices. He testified

Financial Advisors Ltd.
Pricing Information As Of:
22 February 2006f
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX. CLOSE 1.361.75 CH -02.64 / %CHG -00.19/1YTD 11.04 / YTD % 00.82
52wk-Hi 52S .k..-. .t :. 1 Pre ,lou Cl:e T, a.' C l-:se Daily Vol EPS S D. .$ PIE
0.95 0.70 Abaco M.larkts '0 i0 "1 0 01 1 60 -0 169 0 000 N r.1 0 00'.
10.52 8.00 Bahamas Property Fund 10.48 10.48 0.00 1.456 0.360 7.2 3.44%
7.24 5.88 Bank of Bahamas 7.00 6.95 -0.05 1,000 0.598 0.330 11.6 4.75%
0.85 0.70 Benchmark 0.70 0.70 0.00 0.175 0.020 4.0 2.86%
1.80 1.26 Bahamas Waste 1.26 1.26 0.00 0.105 0.060 12.0 4.76%
1.20 0.95 Fidelity Bank 1.15 1.15 0.00 0.070 0.040 16.7 3.42%
9.60 7.40 Cable Bahamas 9.53 9.45 -0.08 2.000 0.689 0.240 13.7 2.54%
2.20 1.39 Colina Holdings 1.70 1.70 0.00 -0.067 0.000 NM 0.00%
9.36 7.60 Commonwealth Bank 9.36 9.36 0.00 0.861 0.450 10.9 4.81%
4.95 4.12 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.81 4.95 0.14 0.099 0.045 48.6 0.94%
2.88 1.45 Doctor's Hospital 2.80 2.80 0.00 0.437 0.000 6.5 0.00%
6.21 4.02 Famguard 6.21 6.21 0.00 0.542 0.240 11.5 3.86%
10.99 9.99 Finco 10.95 10.99 0.04 1.865 0.717 0.530 15.3 4.82%
11.00 7.50 FirstCaribbean 11.00 11.00 0.00 356 0.828 0.500 13.3 4.55%
10.05 7.95 Focol 10.05 10.05 0.00 0.833 0.500 12.1 4.98%
1.40 1.15 Freeport Concrete 1.15 1.15 0.00 -0.162 0.000 N/M 0.00%
10.20 9.60 ICD Utilities 9.95 9.50 -0.45 3.500 0.526 0.405 18.1 5.68%
9.10 8.22 J. S. Johnson 8.75 8.75 0.00 0.572 0.560 15.8 6.19%
7.00 5.30 Kerzner International BDRs 6.70 6.70 0.00 0.134 0.000 50.0 0.00%
10 00 10 ,0j Premi.r R-il E ilale i:.": : 10)0 0 i 00 2 0 0, 0 76i 9 7
Fideliry Ov.r-The-Counter Secvuntea
52wk-Hi 5Ak-.L:-. ,rc.E:.1 B.3 i Askh La.i Pr,:e JVeekly 'll EP2S D.. S PE Yield
13.25 12 2c Bahama- ,-s- urT..-rT i' I- : 14 25 i 1 1i 17 0 721 7 2 5';
10.14 10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 10.00 10.35 10.00 0.000 0.800 NM 7.80%
0 54 0 20 RND Holdin? 0 29 0 54 0 00 -0 04 0 000 NM 0.00%
Cotm Oover-The-Coulner Securntes
43.00 26.,'0 .A.BDAB 4 I '" 43 00 4 1 00 2 220 0 000 19. 00%
16.00 13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 12.75 13.75 12.50 1.105 0.810 14.6 6.93%
060 0 35 RND Holdinrg 0 29 0 54 0 35 -0 103 0 000 N/M 0.00%
BISX UsLtd Mulual Funds
52wk-HI 52 K-Lc:,-'. Fur.,l3 Na e ra- N TDO' La t 1 2 i :1rllrn DivT Y pield 'd :
1 2736 1 91Ji0 C .olina F.1,r: r I a1.-i.- Fn1 1 '.l
2.6262 2.0704 Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund 2.6262 "
10.8183 10.0000 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 10.8183"*"
2.3241 2.1660 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.324145**
1.1547 1.0894 Colina Bond Fund 1.154701"**
FINDEX: CLOSE 595 76 I YTD 7 957?.% 2005 26.09%
B ISX A LL L S I-H IR E l -c E Y 1 D e- :.- .; = 1 I:,l:,l 0 I-: I IE L. a I l 12 r r, .rl dividend. s ail. le-j Ea ., :l.. lr. g pr .icE
52wk-HI Highest closing price In last 52 weeks Bid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelit)
52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks Ask $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity)
Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volume Last Price Last traded over-the-counter price
Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volume Weekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week
Change Change in closing price from day to day EPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded today NAV Net Asset Value
DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M Not Meaningful
PIE Closing price divided by the last 12 month earings FINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
" -AS AT JAN. 31, 2006/ -" AS AT JAN. 31, 2006
- AS AT FEB 03 2006'1*- AS AT JAN 31 2006/ "" AS AT JAN 31 2006
TO TRAp CALL COULNA 342--502-7010 1 FIDELITY 242-356-776 4

that later on, the maid had
alerted him to some documents
she found, but he was too busy
at the time to look at them.

He said that to date, he does
not know what happened to
the documents, which were
reportedly a summons for him
to answer to contempt of court
Although Mr Alexiou
argued that he was not proper-
ly served, Justice Allen ruled
that his attorney, Mr Callen-
der, was in Court, even in his
absence, and that he had suf-
fered no injustice.
She also ruled that there was.
"nothing to be.gained" by
adjourning the matter to have
Mr Alexiou re-served with the
summons, the statement of
facts, and an affidavit.
Therefore, she allowed the
case to continue, "based on its
The allegation against Mr
Alexiou and Mr Ferguson, who
were both required to attend
all proceedings in this case, is
that they "willingly" failed to
comply with Justice Allen's
order by paying Mr Campbell
$12.5 million "forthwith",
according to Philip Davis and
Milton Evans, who represent
Mr Campbell
Mr Evans had initially stated
that payment came some 20
days after the Order was given.
However, it appeared that both
parties agreed the timeframe
was slightly less, closer to two
Nonetheless, Mr Evans
insisted that the defendants,
"at all material times", were in
knowledge of the Order and
had indicated to the Court their
ability to pay.
"They made a conscious
effort not to pay and should
suffer the consequences," Mr
Evans said. "The effect of an

Order is immediate and ,Ad
ing, unless the decision* is se
aside or a stay is granted.,'' ,.
Mr Evans pointed tt:'rge
right of the plaintiff to ebj y
the judgment, and that i r
Campbell was deprivedd of, he
fruits of the judgment"; '~ ..-
He claimed the defendants
restricted the administration f
justice, and, that thie ;plaintiff
received no affidavit'to explain
the reason for delayv.i f c., ';
Mr Evans saidthle!c~S'i' s
closely being watched by' ik
financial sector, and that intU'-
national investors are jlsp
watching with the view osfsee-
ing how well and hpwrquiokly
matters can bemitigated by!the
courts. : .,i,
"The Court must send aelear
message to the public,"'tiMr
Evans said. "The' defendants
are saying they can pay when
they want to." '.

He added that the harm thit
would be done to ,the reput-
tion of the court was greater
than the harm that wasdoane
to his client. ,
Mr Callender coupter,-
argued that the right waylto gb
would be to reinforce"the
Order of the Court, and ibftb
imprison his clien-tsi "t'Th-e
benefit of no one". .. .
"The plaintiff had many
more appropriate method o
deal with this, for exampl'.fil-
ing a writ with the Couri 1~e
said. 0
Justice Allen has a chQiggf
either dismissing the charges,
imposing a fine and costsofthe
case, or committing Mr Ale~-
iou and Mr Ferguson to prison
for failing to pay the funds right
Mr Callender, along with
Ferguson's attorney, John WI-
son, will tentatively close their
case on March 7, due to Coirt

'Kee pr aaamut Fiaoa#a ^ cutuce U t


The Grand Bahama Power Company, Limited invites qualified applicants to
apply for the position of Operations and Maintenance Manager in the
Transmission & Distribution (T & D) Department.
This position is responsible for managing the operations and maintenance
aspects of the T&D Department which includes financial resources, personnel
and equipment used for the installation and maintenance of the T&D system.

This position provides leadership to superintendents and supervisors.who
support the T&D system operations, maintenance and improvement efforts;
ensures that proper operations and maintenance practices and standards,
are employed; proper documentation is kept of modifications, inspections
and other work performed on the T&D system; and that system performance
is optimized.
Applicants must be a Bahamian with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical
or Electronics Engineering. Applicants must also have a minimum of five
(5) years at a project management level in the planning or maintenance
department of an industrial facility or electric utility.

The applicant must have good leadership skills, a sound understanding of
computers and their application and a good technical understanding of
electrical systems.

Applications with supporting documentation including a clean Police Certificate
and proof of Bahamian citizenship should be sent to:

P.O. BOX F-40888
OR BY FACSIMILE: (242) 351-8008





Applicant should be mature, with similar experience
and possess strong people skills, a working
knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook and/or
other database programs and should also demonstrate
strong telephone management ability.

This is a key position which requires attention to
detail, a professional presence and 'an ability to
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Knowledge of graphics programs will be an asset.

Contact 327-1660, ext 225
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Legal Notice


In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 137 (4) of the International Business Companiess
Act. 2000, LENHART REAL ESTATE INC., is ih
dissolution as of February 22nd, 2006.

International Liquidator Services Limited situated
at 35A Regent Street, P.O. Box 1777, Belize City, Beliz
is the Liquidator.



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$1.4b Albany project not departing for Jamaica

FROM 1pag B greater economic spin-off for the
S p wider Bahamian economy.
SThe land on which the project
Te developmentfis planned to will be constructed is already all
include 300 singlffamily homes, a owned by the Tavistbck Group's
'wi ge component"' and apart- subsidiary, New Providence
rfnfts based around a marina. Development Company, mean-
The price range for the properties ing no Crown or Treasury land
will lie between $2-$20 million, is involved. Its centrepiece is
with the average around $3-$4 Albany House, which most
million. The total value of its Bahamians know as the property
homeproducts will-be between behind the long pink wall on
$1.2 billion and. $1.5 billion.. Adelaide Road.
Albany has been planed as a res- Mr Anand yesterday told The
idential community, and the fact Tribune that the developers "have
that its residents will be present been incredibly environmentally
year-round is likely to mean a conscious" in regard to the pro-

Sposed project, having "modified
our masterplan quite substantial-
ly to take into account some of"
the BEST Commission's con-
Albany is also working with the
Government on providing beach
access for Bahamians, pledging
to donate "millions" to fund this
initiative. It is also involved in
shoreline enhancement pro-
grammes and aiding plans for the
new shipping facilities at Clifton
When asked about Prime Min-
ister Perry Christie's beach access
programme, Mr Anand said: "If

it's important for him and the
Bahamian people, it's important
for us. We're fully behind him in
that initiative."
The Tribune understands from
its own sources that Albany and
its investors are hoping for an
answer from the Government on
their project soon, due to their
own timeline schedule, but Mr
Anand declined to comment on
Meanwhile, Mr Anand said the
Harmony Cove project in
Jamaica was projected to be
worth $3-$4 billion, and would
likely have an economic impact

similar to what Atlantis did for
the Bahamas: He added that the
Jamaican government had
approached the Tavistock Group
to come in, manage and run the
project, which was seen as pro-
viding an upscale product to com-
plement its existing tourist indus-
try in the Montego Bay Ocho
Rios areas. It was intended to
provide the 2.5 million stopover
and cruise visitors with added
attractions, Mr Anand said, a nd
the Tavistock Group would take
an equity stake in the joint ven-
"We're excited about it, taking

over Ihe priojic ( ind making it
halppien" ,ivr Ainand said. major-
nam, ,.as .ii, i holcl hands had
already ;approai;hcd thle compa-
ny looking to be part of the devel-
A part from .l; Ibiny, the Tavis-
tock < (ironp icowiols Old Fort Bay
in the !;ii:ims. a1nd its portfolio
includes othic high-end real
estate developments, such as
Lake Nonra and Isleworth in

'I hi co)!ipaiy is the holding.
vehicle lor Ly ord Cay billionaire
Joe Ic\-i' wiviirdwide invest-

reputatifoi in the' world and the
community," Mr Redd added.
-Mr Rego said Cay Clubs &
Marinas had selected the 100-acre
Walker's Cay as. the, location,for
its firs5 international expansion
due to its prpximiftyto,,the US,
-"ease of doing business and abil-
ity to develop the project".'.he
isl4pd also fitted into the coimpa-
ny's environmental philosophy,
which was built on sustainable
and eco-tourism.
Mi rRego said Cay Clubs &
Marainias "reciprocalctuse'type .of
membership" would ensure.that
Walker's.Cay would receive a
consisteonta year;tround: flow, ,qf
business once;the developmeent
yas completed and re-opened.
This, he explained, opuld
ensure that Bahamian workers
were employed full-.ime' for 12
months' bffh jear, rather than
laid off or being placed on
reduced'work weeks dtring'the
summer months: "i: '' .
"-Mr Redd described, the
plahned employment situation
under Cay Clubs & Marinas as
going to "feats from the famine
before". :
, Mr Wolk added: "We're hop-
ing4p do away with the seasonal-

FROM page lB
r r
"accepted it under much duress".
,,'rs Boeuf allegedly told Mrs
Adderley that her salary was
'eirrg cut because her father,
Garet 'Tiger' Finlayson, the
Biiihs House chairman, felt it
9 '.):-

ity in that area. We'd like to make
it into a full year-round resort
with all the amenities that go with
it." The Cay Clubs & Marinas
project would emphasise employ-
ee satisfaction and customer sat-
isfaction, Mr Rego added, pro-
viding good benefits for its
Along with a 2,800 ft airstrip,
Walker's Cay includes the 71-
room Walker's Cay Hotel &
Marina, which has 62 guest
rooms, three villas and the three-
bedroom Harbour House.
There are also the Conch Pearl
and Lobster Trap restaurants, two
bars, the Treasure Chest gift shop,
the Sea Below dive shop, fresh-
water and saltwater swimming
pools, tennis courts, and 75mari-
na slips. The hotel is 50 feet above
sea level.
; .The only facilities on Walker's
Cay ,that are operational current-
.ly ate the.Customs and.immigra-
tion post, plus the utilities plant
that supplies nearby Gamnd Cay
with po%%er and after .
SAll the buildings are in various
states of disrepair following the
hfirricanes,'The Tribune was told
yesterday'. '"For'the most part, the
rest of the island was pretty well
destroyed'' Mr Rego said.
,, He added' that Cay Clubs &
Marinas was unable to place a
dollar;value on.its proposed
investment, as this was "still in
the preliminary concept planning

"was too high".
Mrs Adderley told the Tribunal
hearing that she did not appeal
the salary cut to Mr Finalyson
because she did not feel comfort-
able doing so, and because Mrs
Boeuf was his daughter..
However, Burns House coun-

stage". The developer was also
negotiating with the Government
and local community to develop a
partnership approach on what the
development would eventually
look like.
However, Mr Redd said the
company's "template" for Walk-
er's Cay would include an "arti-
sans enclave", where Bahamians
could display and keep alive
indigenous skills that were in dan-
ger of being lost to future gener-
He added that only two living
Bahamians knew how to make
an Abaco skiff, while other skills
likely to be on display were fish
trap making, woodcarvers, shell-
crafts, water colours, the fine arts,
and Bahamian culinary skills.
Dave Clark, Cay Clubs &
Marinas' chief executive, had
agreed to incorporate the artisans
enclave into the plan at "reduced
skills", giving tourists the oppor-
tunity to interact and experience
unique Bahamian culture, while
teaching young Bahamians about
the "lost arts" so that they would
be carried on by a future genera-
Artists and artisans would also
have the opportunity to sell their
works to tourists.
Cay Clubs & Marinas was also
interested in providing a stopover
point on Walker's Cay to research
vessels, while entrepreneurial
opportunities will be available to

tered by saying that while Mrs
Adderley's salary was .reduced,
her actions implied she consented
to it.
In addition, Mrs Adderley
alleged that her redundancy was
not genuine because Burs House
was employing another executive

As a leader in the Insurance, Financial Services & Investments industry for over 85 years, British
American Insurance Company of the Bahamas Limited seeks a progressive, self-starter to fill this
challenging position.
Successful candidate will be responsible for:
Processing accounts payable items
Reviewing invoices and preparation of vouchers for payments
Liaising with Central Bank for foreign vendors
Processing summer and Christmas bonus cheques
Bank reconciliation
., ;- Daily preparation of journals
Completion of purchase orders
Counting and balancing daily cash with cashiers
Any other duties as required

Ke~ Competencies Required:
Effective oral & written communication with a diverse clientele
: Results orientated & goal achievement
Planning, organizational ability
Flexibility & resiliency
Quality oriented & customer focused
Abilityto work honestly and reliably with minimum supervision

Minimum Qualifications Include:
SMinimum of Associate Degree in accounting/finance/business administration
Knowledge of general ledger systems
SBank reconciliation accounts payables/receivables management
SProficiency in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word
SExperience in a similar position would be a plus
The successful candidate will receive a competitive base salary and attractive benefits package
'commensurate with qualifications & experience. Please forward your resume, documentary proof of your
qualifications and three character references to:
Human Resources Manager
British American Insurance Company of the Bahamas Limited
Independence Drive
:pB,, ox;N-4815,
Nassau, Bahamas
-361.2.25 BRITISH

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As a, eadfr in the Insurance Financial Services & Investments industry for over 85 years, British
American Ir.i',. ~ai- Comi-pr., of thie Bahamas Limited seeks a progressive, self-starter to fill this
challenging position.
.Administrator will be responsible for:
Interview of Mortgage Clients
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Assisting in marketing of mortgage business
Monthly arrears delinquency reports
Monthly investment reports
Assist with maintenance of client database
tDo LtenTro.: n efrit le. f mortgage clients
eirespotd ithw 's 1 'mrfiortgage issues
Any otier duties as required

Key Competencies Required .
Effective oral & written communication with a diverse clientele
Pei ll rieniji;,:.-. go.i ao i.; ec s rmieni
S Pla.-nC.n-.onr I 'ial:. -':i :..:epual l thinking ability
Flexibility & resiliency
Quality oriented & customer focused
Ability to work honestly and reliably with minimum supervision
Minimum Qualifications include:
Bachelor of Arts degree or. equivalent in finance/banking
w Background in lending and underwriting of loans necessary
Five years experience (three years management) in the financial services industry
The successful candidate will receive a competitive base & productivity-linked salary and attractive
benefits package commensurate with qualifications & experience. Please forward your resume,
documentary proof of your qualifications and three character references to:
Human Resources Manager
British American Insurance Company of the Bahamas Limited
Independence Drive
P.O. Box N-4815
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: 242-361-2525


Bahamians in areas such as tour,
guides, teaching ecology, and
excursions such as sea kayaking.
Mr Rego said the company had
already begun clean-up work on
Walker's Cay, and was doing var-
ious assessments, surveys and
environmental studies on the
Describing the island as "an
uncut diamond", Mr Rego said
Cay Clubs & Marinas wanted to
use Bahamian contractors, sup-
pliers and vendors "as much as
He added that all buildings on
Walker's Cay would be designed
to withstand 150 mph winds,
going beyond what was required
by both Bahamian and Florida .
building codes, as it had done
with its US properties.
"We are a company that does
not jump blindly into anything,"
Mr Rego said. "We will be the
on-site management company
[for Walker's Cay]. Once we take
on a project, we're here to stay."
Mr Wolk added: "We have a
very long-term concept: We main-
tain and manage. We have
absolute and complete long-term'
Cay Clubs & Marinas owns and
operates resort and marina prop-
:erties throughout the Florida
Keys, Clearwater, Sarasota and
Las Vegas. It develops waterfront
resort style living and communi-

to perform the same functions'she
Burns House responded by
saying the redundancy was gen-
uine, due to' an internal reorgan-
isation and streamlining. It denied
that Mrs Adderley was due dam-
ages due to the alleged breach of
her employment contract, or that
the redundancy payments should
be based upon her previous
$84,000 salary; rather than the
While the Industrial Tribunal
dismissed claims that Mrs Adder-
ley was discriminated against, it
found that her employment con-
tract was breached and she was
unfairly dismissed.
The Tribunal said Burns House
"seemed to exhibit contempt and
callous disregard for her seniori-
ty and loyalty over the years by
purporting to make her redun-
dant without cause and with
immediate effect".
It ordered Burns House to pay
$135,691 in unfair dismissal dam-
ages, and $70,000 for breach of
contract, plus a further $21,000
in compensation.

*L.egal Notice




(a) NORTHACRE LIMITED is in volilut;ry dissolution
under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of lle inhnali onal Business
SCompanies Act 2000.

(16) The dissolution of the said company win 23rd February,
2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were i;uihmind i i and registered
by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Miincx Limiied, i4th Floor
Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Clarloltc SIreets, Nassau,

Dated this 24th day of February, A.D.. 2006.

Manex Limited


A locally basedIntemational Wealth Management T. l n.i L.;, Company
is seeking candidates to fill positions in SOFITVARE DEVELOPMENT.

Applicants must have at lease 2 years experience with:

Microsoft .Net Technologies
(VB.Net, XML, Com+,Web services, Asp.Net).
SQL Server Development
Visual Basic

Position will require:

Willingness to travel overseas (poss:;iiii o fa v ilid
Very strong sense of responsibility.
Good written and oral communication skills.

A candidate with multi-lingual skills (preferably Spanish. Portuguese
and/or Dutch) and an overall knowledge of the financial services/wealth
management business will have a distinct advantage.

Salary will be based on qualifications.

Please send a current CV to the a(cittii(n of
Human Resources Manager at, ;,' ., ,nl
with subject reference



The Grand Bahhnia Power Company, Limited invites qualified applicants
to apply for the position of Information Tcclh rno!eogy Dirrector.

This position will be responsible for direction of all activities of the
entire Information. Technology Organization. The apple -, '-!: will be
expected to collaborate with the CEO and other I.lrcto(!:s to jointly
develop business solutions, resolve IT issues, and lI-ad the IT

The duties of this position include, but are not limited to actively
leading a team of IT professionals, managing project resources, setting
short and long term goals for the IT team and developing tactical plans
to meet these goals, following U.S. IT standards and ev-i;'atlng and
coordinating the implementation of new equipimentc, !,I iware and

Applicants must be a Bahamian with a Bachelor's Degre- in Business
or IT related field. Applicants must also have a minimuui cl seven (7)
years experience in an IT environment of a ''eclui.,i Pi, F'iancial
organization and experience in Windows and LAN.

-The applicant must be able to communicate effecliclvely wth
management, employees, and the public, possess proven leadership
skills and have a sound understanding of computers and their

Applications with supporting documentation including tn 'an Police
Certificate and proof of Bahamian citizenship should be sent to:

P.O. BOX F-40888
OR BY FACSIMILE: (242) 351-8008



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Bahamas second largest recipient

of Russian investment last year

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pean countries, Russia was
likely to be "the really inter-
esting market" for this nation's
financial services industry.
"There might be an oppor-
tunity there," Ms Barysch said.
She explained that Russians
were "very international" in
their outlook, and high net
worth individuals and families
from that nation had a culture
of keeping funds offshore, hid-
ing their wealth from prying
At last count, Russia had
some 100,000 individuals with
more than $1 million in wealth,
plus some 36 billionaires,
including the likes of Roman
Abramowich, owner of Lon-

don's Chelsea football club.
"Russia is potentially a very
interesting market you might
want to target, but it's very
opaque," Ms Barysch said.
She added that foreign banks
were struggling to get a
foothold in the Russian mar-
ket, which was one reason why
the US was insisting that
Moscow open up its financial
services industry to foreign
competition as a prerequisite
for joining the World Trade
Organisation (WTO).
Looking at the prospects for
the Bahamas wealth manage-
ment industry in the wider east-
ern European context, Ms
Barysch said that while the
region traditionally had high
savings rates, there was an


Previous food & beverage or franchise managerial
experience required for Asst. Manager position.

Interested persons should submit a resume
with a passport photo to Mr, Pretzels at
The Mall at Marathon.


construction with a 2nd deck affixed to accommodate passengers,
which also houses the pilot arrangements. Hull is in excellent
condition and all equipment onboard is in good working condition.
Principal Dimensions
Length Overall: 61.0 feet
Breadth: 18.0 feet
Engine: (2) Detroit Diesel 12V71 recently rebuilt
Vessel has five compartments w/ five bilge pumps equipped
with 1 inch discharge hoses and a capacity 2,000gph.

PHONE 363-7163

A leading law firm with offices located in
Nassau, is seeking to fill the following position


Applicant must:

have a minimum of 5 years experience as a
legal Secretary

have strong typing skills

be proficient in Microsoft Office including
Word, Excel and Internet usage

be self motivated and able to work without

Applicant with background in Conveyancing,
Banking, Civil Litigation, Wills and Immigration
matters encouraged. Medical Insurance and
Pension Plan offered.

Salary commensurate with skill and experience.

Interested persons should apply in writing to:

The Office Manager
P.O. Box N-4196
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau, Bahamas

equality in income distribution,
the legacy of communism.
As a result, the pool of high
net worth individuals was gen-
erally not big. There were
"very few home made for-
tunes" in eastern Europe, most
high net worths having relied
on foreign direct investment to
drive their incomes.
Ms Barysch warned that
many wealthy eastern Euro-
peans also tended to become
involved in politics, complicat-
ing efforts to attract them as
Both the Czech Republic
and Hungary were very con-
servative in their outlook and

investment strategies, with Ms
Barysch suggesting that out-
side of Russia, Poland was like-
liest to have the widest pool of
high net worth individuals.
European banks dominated
the banking markets in eastern
Europe, with some 80-90 per
cent of these markets in the
hands of foreign banks. Ms
Barysch said the leader in pri-
vate banking in central and
eastern Europe was a small
Austrian bank.
She added that in Turkey,
"the only targets" for the
Bahamas were family-owned
businesses that controlled large
chunks of that country's indus-
try, and most of these con-
glomerates already included


NOTICE is hereby given that CHERYL ETIENNE, P.O BOX
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 24TH day of FEBRUARY,2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizership,
RO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that JERRY MERE OF 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 should7not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 17TH day of
FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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 24TH day of FEBRUARY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,



(In Voluntary Liquidation)
Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
dissolution commencing on the 22nd day of February, 2006.
Articles of Dissolution have been duly registered by the
Registrar General. The Liquidator is Mr. Anthony Dupuch of
P.O.Box N-8166, Nassau, Bahamas.
All persons having Claims against the above-named Company
are required on or before the 22nd day of March, 2006 to
send their names and addresses and particulars of their debts
or claims to the Liquidator of the Company, or in default
thereof they may be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made before such debts are pryoed.
Dated this 23rd day of February, 2006

Anthony Dupuch

Construction Company Seeking



Responsibilities Include:
Supervise the Field Construction of a project.
including its organization, planning and scheduling
to complete the work on time, within budget and
specified quality.
Coordinate, direct, and monitor the activitietof
subcontractors, suppliers, direct.labor and matfial.
Develop and implement project schedules
Enforce a project site safety and security program
Direct, train and evaluate field staff
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required
Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
Minimum of 12 years building construction
Thorough knowledge and understanding of tie
general and subcontract documents, drawings and
Extensive knowledge of construction means,
methods and materials
Experience in field engineering and surveying
Computer skills and knowledge of construction
software programs
Strong management, leadership and interpersonal
Competitive Salary, Health and Life insurance and other
attractive benefits.
Interested Persons should send resume to:
The Manager
P.O. Box SS-5580
Nassau, Bahamas
RE: Construction Superintendent Position




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




(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced on the 21st
day of February, 2006. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc.,
of P.O.Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.




Asst. Financial Controller

Eligible Candidate must possess:

> Bachelors of Business Administration
Degree with main concentration in

> 4 to 5 years experience in the related field.

> Excellent qral, written and organizational

> Must be a team player.

> Experience with supervising 10 or more

> Excellent benefits and remuneration

Interested persons should submit resume to:

The Financial Controller
P.O. Box CB 13049
Nassau, Bahamas




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The Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association have
announced that the National High
School Cheerleading Competition
that was scheduled for Saturday
night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymna-
sium, has been postponed due to
the Hugh Campbell Basketball
Classic being played there. All tick-
ets sold will be honoured on a new
date to be announced.
The Government Secondary
Schools Sports Association played
one soccer game on Wednesday
with the CC Sweeting Cobras
knocking off the LW Young Gold-
en Eagles 1-0.
The association has announced
that the soccer and basketball sea-
sons will now take a break due to
the mid-term in the schools. Com-
petition is expected to resume on
The Farm Road Stars nipped the
D'Albenas Cleaners 82-81 in a New

Providence Basketball Association
men's division II game played on
Wednesday night at the DW Davis
Ival Nixon scored a game high
26 points to lead the Stars to victo-
Randy Ferguson had 20 in a los-
ing effort for the Cleaners.
In the men's division one feature
contest, the Police Crimestoppers
beat D'Albenas Cleaners
Jamal Bain scored a side high 18
in the win for the Police.
Panial Bain and Reggie Smith
scored 18 apiece for the D'Albe-
The Government.Secondary
Schools Sports Association have
announced that its High School
Track and Field Championships
will be held at the Thomas A
Robinson Track and Field Stadi-
um from March 1-3.
The junior high schools will com-
pete on March 1-2 and the senior
high schools will compete from
March 2-3.
The meet will get started at
9am on the three days of competi-

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Senior Sports Reporter
WITH the construction of
the new national track and
field stadium expected to com-
mence in June, the Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Housing
has announced that the sixth
Bahamas Games in July has
been rescheduled to a date to
be announced.
Minister Neville Wisdom
made the announcement on
Wednesday in the House of
"After we got the report
from the stadium committee
and they indicated to us what
will happen with some work
beginning at the site before
the games were hosted, relo-
cating to different locations
was going to be a challenge,"
Wisdom declared.
"Secondly, the government
made a conscious decision
that, instead of trying to rush
the games and just go through
the programme as usual, why
not take this opportunity to
develop these Family Island
While the government was
able to sign a deal with the
Chinese Government on Mon-
day for an additional $3.75
million to add to the $30 mil-
lion gift for 'the construction
of the new stadium, Wisdom
said they have put together a
comprehensive list of facilities

be rescheduled

be doing work on the other
Family Islands. So instead of
putting on the Bahamas
Games this year, we've decid-
ed to put the emphasis on the
development of the sporting
facilities 6n the Family

The mini Olympic-style
Bahamas Games was origi-
nally set for July 16-24, but
Wisdom said the Cabinet
appraised the challenges to
ensure the smooth temporary
relocation of softball and base-
ball facilities and the need for
certain advanced public works.
"The plan is to utilise funds
to assist sports development
throughout the Bahamas by
upgrading existing facilities
and establishing new facilities
where necessary for all of the
core sports," Wisdom stressed.
With the plans for the Fam-
ily Islands, Wisdom said the
athletes will have the oppor-
tunity to train there as they
prepare for the Bahamas
The games will be revisited
once the work on the new sta-
dium has, commenced. Wis-
dom.said the Chinese govern-
ment has given them an 18-
month period to have the pro-
ject completed.
"The expenditure on the

stadium was increased by
$3.75 million," Wisdom not-
ed. "What that means is that
we will ensure that the stadi-
um will withstand a category
five hurricane and that we can
use it as a hurricane shelter.
"When it is completed, it
will be the best stadium in the
As for the Family Islands,
Wisdom said, once the new
rubber track is completed in
North Andros, they will be
encouraging sports tourism by
visiting colleges, universities
and track clubs to take their
off-season training there.

"Last year, Tonique
(Williams-Darling) and her
team trained in Hawaii," Wis-
dom said. "If that stadium was
ready, they could have gone
to North Andros to train.
"The sportsmen who come
here to train would prefer the
peace and tranquility. They
don't want too much distur-
"They like the idea of going
to be the beach and having the
facility close by."
As for the other Family
Islands, Wisdom said they
have a list of what needs to be
done and they (vill begin
working on them in a system-
atic fashion.

relief after

to be constructed on the Fam-
ily Islands.
"We're going to take a sys-
tematic approach to it," Wis-
dom pointed out. "We're
going to be starting with the
Doris Johnson and CV Bethel
schools here.

"They will be getting their
facilities and within 60 days,
we will sign the contract to put
down the rubber track on the
infield at the Carl Oliver
Track and Field Stadium in
North Andros.
"At the same time, we will

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THE first win of the season came
just in the nick of time for the RM
Bailey Pacers yesterday, with them
facing elimination from the 24th
annual Hugh Campbell tournament.
Members of the Pacers' squad
breathed a sigh of relief when the
three pointer shot put up by Terrance
Knowles rimmed out of the basket as
the buzzer sounded. The team held on
to send the St Annes Bluewaves pack-
ing with a 34-33 victory..
The win stunned Pacers' head
coach Charles Mackey.
"I've been coach for about'28 years
now," he said. "But this is like the
first win in your very first game. But it
is really not about me, it is all for the
"I am glad the guys who came out
had the confidence to do so, I guess

the other team members just gave up
because we weren't winning, but it is
all about them coming out and having
"Oh my gosh, we almost give that
one away, that would have been a
heartbreaker if that had gone in. The
win is really not a big deal but I am
glad that the kids were able to expe-
rience what a win feels like.
"I am glad that they came out and
they give it their all on the floor."
The Pacers will have to hand Faith
Temple a loss if they are to continue
on in the tournament, but, being short
handed, Mackey jokingly said he
would have to put in a call to the Lak-
ers to borrow Kobe Bryant when the
team pulls the victory off.
He added: "The only thing I can
do after the win is send a call or an e-
mail to the Lakers asking to borrow
Kobe Bryant to assist us as the tour-
nament goes on. But we will go out
there and play and hope the kids can

have fun. Thatr ill be three games
and, if we win the next that will be
"But give and take I know they are
in the back there going crazy and I
know that they will use this win in
the other game. They have confidence
But for the Bluewaves, the loss
camera little too early, with the team
was just getting in their groove.
Knowles, the team starting guard,
said his team will be back next year
with a new look on the tournament,
saying the team now knows what it
needs to bring to the tournament to
add a few wins under their belts.
He said: "I feel as though my team
did a great job, we came in and played
great defence but, unfortunately, it
just wasn't our day.
"We executed our offence and I
told the guys that we will have a fight-
ing chance if we do that. I told them
that it was do or die. We tried to do a

good job but unfortunately we came
up short.
"We might be the first team to
leave, but others are going home to so
it doesn't matter to me, but I really
want to move on, practice, get better
and look forward to next year.
Although the Bluewaves would end
the game with the short end of the
stick, the game's leading scorer came
from their end.
Leading all scorers in the game was
Anthony Gardiner with 16 and
Knowles with seven. For the Pacers,
Joshua Fowler and Elizze Etienne
both had eight.
The second team to pack their bags
was the Aquinas Aces beaten by
the Kingsway Saints.
. The Saints had held the Aces to a
four point first half score making sure
that their spot in the tournament's
winning bracket was safe. Adding to
their score, the Saints went on to
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(February 11) and finished in Nassau Harbour in the early hours of Sunday
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JUST when the St George's Jaguars
thought they had forced an overtime
game, Batchellete LaFluer caught
Davshtyn Baker on the run with a long
inbound pass Baker's lay-up on the
glass drained the clock and put the
CR Walker Knights up by two.
With only .6 seconds remaining the
Jaguars tried to advance the ball over
the half court line to fire off a shot, but
Chrishad Thompson's attempt was
ruled off by the officials as the buzzer
sounded. The Knights went on to over-
throw the Jaguars 40-38.
The taller Jaguars team were able to
contain the Knights in the first quarter
by beating on the boards and trapping
LaFluer, Knights' shooting guard in
the corner.
This forced the Knights to step up a
half court game, moving away from
their running game.
With the game tempo swaying in
the Jaguars' favour, the Knights had to
rely on trap to get them back into a
The trap had speeded up the tempo
a little, but not enough for Knights'
head coach Trevor Grant.
Screaming from the bench for the
guards to spread the court and add
more pressure on defence, Grant
revealed that the strategy was to quick-
ly take the taller men out of the game,
making their running game a little
more effective.
He said: "We are going to have to
apply the running game if we want to
continue on winning in this tourna-
ment, but the problem was we were
still making a lot of mistakes on lay-
ups. We missed almost 30 lay-ups. On
the line we did the same thing. We
shouldn't be missing free throws.
"We fell short on our lay-ups and
free throws. When we play Friday we
should be able to clean-up on these
things, we will hold a practice to work
on some of the things we didn't do
"The problem was we contained
ourselves, they really didn't hold us
to a half court game, we allowed them
to do that. As long as we continue to
push the ball down their throats we
had them. We still made a few mis-
takes the guys just need to move and
help out with the ball, if they did that
it would have been a better situation.
We have to iron out a lot of things.
"At the half I told them that you
can take a horse to the well but you
can't make it drink. It is really up to
the guys on the floor to play ball, I
can only tell them what to do from
the side and they need to apply it.

They have to go out there and drink.
When I told them that, they went out
there and they played the way they
know how to.
After posting 12 points in the second
quarter, the Jaguars came back, hoping
to hold the Knights at a half court
game once again.
In the opening minutes, the Jaguars
had made the Knights' quick rotation
around the perimeter slow up and the
inside game they were hoping for had
resulted in guards taking shots behind
the arch.
Realising that they had to battle for
the rebounds, Grant brought in sever-
al of his taller players, moving from a
two guard offensive game to a one
guard game and taller forwards.
This move gave the team a fighting
chance on the inside and assisted with
their offensive plan as they were able
to work the post.
But the Knights were getting the
edge they needed to defeat the Jaguars
by attacking the glass and they were
able tooutscore the Jaguars 10-4.
Baker said: "I wanted to be the one
to step up for my team. The other
players were playing like they were
"I was trying to talk to them telling
them that this was just a game and the
team came here with the same inten-
tions that was to win but it
would be the team who wanted it the
"They can't beat us, but we were
playing like they could. They are just
like us, men all looking for win. The
win feels great, I am just happy we
came out with the win.
"I was a little tired because I played
most of the game, but I had to take the
team on back. My teammates helped
out a lot so when they were making a
little run in the third quarter it didn't
phase me, I knew as long as we
fought together as a team we had
Baker and LaFluer would end the
game as the top scorers both having 13
points. On the Jaguars' end Preston
Roberts would lead the charge with
nine points with Thompson chipping in
with eight points.
According to the Jaguars assistant
coach Greg Munroe, the team who
came out and played better defence
and rebounded well would take the
win. His squad wasn't able to do it
very well, but still managed to be in
the game.
He said: "It was a pretty good game
but, a"the end, our defence fell down.
They just couldn't get back after the
"We thought we had it won but the
defenpc couldn't hold and this allowed
CR walkerr to come back into the
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