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The Tribune
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- THREE refugees escaped
from the Detention Centre this

week in two separate incidents -

just a month after a group of
Cubans also made a clean get-
away from the holding facility.

Although details were still
sketchy up..to,press.time. last.
night, reports indicate that
Demont Baker, a Jamaican,
escaped on Saturday, followed
by two Cuban women who

broke out of the Carmichael.

Road facility in the early hours
of yesterday.

Despite the Jamaican avis
escaped last weekend, the pub-
lic was not informed of the inci-
dent until yesterday.

In its attempts to find out
more details about the two
break-outs, The Tribune yes-
terday unsuccessfully contact-
ed all the appropriate agencies
and offices. :

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security
Cynthia Pratt was the only gov-
ernment official to respond to
questions about the break-outs
— even though the Detention
Centre does not fall under her
portfolio.

Mrs Pratt explained that she
had little information to offer,
because, although Defence
Force officers assist at the
Detention Centre, immigration
officials are responsible for the
facility.

The deputy prime minister

said that according to her infor- _

mation, a Jamaican man

escaped sometime on Saturday.
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fence somehow,” she said.

In the case of the two Cuban.
women who escaped from the
Centre yesterday, Mrs Pratt said
she was told that it happened
some time between 3am and
Sam.

Other reports indicated that
the women cut through one of
the fences — a similar method
that was used by the three

_Cuban men who fled the Deten-

tion Centre last month.
However, The Tribune was
unable to verify any further
details about the escapes.
Police said they could not
comment on the incidents as
this was a sensitive issue and
the Ministry of Labour and

_Immigration would issue a

statement later in the day.
Permanent secretary of
National Security Mark Wilson

. referred questions to Thelma
Beneby, permanent secretary

at the Ministry of Labour and

‘Immigration.

The Tribune left messages for
both Ms Beneby and Mr Ver-
non Burrows, director of immi-
gration. Mr Burrows returned
the call and referred the mat-
ter to Weston Saunders, assis-
tant director of immigration.
However, all messages to Mr
Saunders went unanswered.
Employees in the department
were unable to locate him.,

_ Calls to the cellular phone of
Minister of Immigration Shane
Gibson also remained unan-

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AG defends sending
police officer case
to Supreme Court

ATTORNEY General and iainistet of
Legal Affairs Allyson Maynard-Gibson

defended her position of sending ay

manslaughter case directly to the Supreme
Court rather than having the matter tried at
the coroner’s level. '

Desmond Bannister, the lawyer for
police officer Nathaniel Charlow who is
charged with the March 27 shooting death
of Deron Bethel a constituent of Mrs May-
nard-Gibson, stated that the minister has

brought the concerns of her constituency

into her role as attorney general.
However, Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that
filing manslaughter charges against Mr
Charlow was not a conflict of interest, but
simply a part of her constitutional duties.
“Mr Director of Public Prosecutions has

‘already spoken about the role of the attor-

ney general and also explained to thé entire
Bahamian community that there is nothing
unusual about the circumstances of this
case. I have already explained to the entire
Bahamian community the manner in which
I will approach my constitutional respon-
sibility as attorney general,” she said.

SEE page 15

Defence Force
officer may be back
in custody after
three year search

@ By MARK HUMES



A MEMBER of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, being sought for almost
three years, may be back in police custody,
according to a source attached to the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force.

According to sources, the officer in ques-
tion was first arrested in 2003 in connection
with an attempted cocaine smuggling inci-
dent at Nassau International Airport.

However, before being officially sen-
tenced for the offence, it is said that the
officer disappeared.

Yesterday, a police source revealed that
the officer may have been taken into cus-
tody on Tuesday night in the Nassau Vil-

‘lage area. However, all particulars sur-

rounding the arrest’ and his location was
still not clear.

Assistant Commissioner in charge of
Crime with the Royal Bahamas Police
Force, Reginald Ferguson, when contacted
by The Tribune about the officer in ques-

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Keva Major’s bid to
avoid extradition: :

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

DWIGHT and Keva Major's bid to
avoid extradition to the United States on
substantial drug charges has been dealt
another major blow.

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled
that the Majors’ appeal to overturn the
ruling of a local Supreme Court judge who
decided against their “habeas corpus”
application last year was “without merit”.

That application had been based on the
grounds that the Majors felt that they were
being unlawfully detained. Justice Lorris
Ganpatsingh handed down the appellant
court’s decision yesterday morning on
behalf of himself, President of the Bahamas
Court of Appeal Dame Joan Sawyer and
Justice Emmanuel Osadebay.

In brief, Justice Ganpatsingh informed
the Majors and their attorney Michael
Kemp that the justices had considered the
views stated in the Majors’ appeal and
found that they were without merit and
noted that their reasons were outlined in
their written judgment which he did not

SEE page 14










PAGE 2, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

THE TRIBUNE








m By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT - The son of a
well-known Grand Bahama
businessman was killed in a
horrific traffic accident early
Thursday morning when the
vehicle he was driving crashed
into.a,concrete wall and
exploded in flames.

According to police reports,
the accident occurred around
2.10am on Midshipman Road,
just éast of Booty Drive, and
involved a Nissan 350 sports
Car.

Although police had not yet
received positive identifica-
tion Thursday afternoon of
the badly burned remains, the
victim’is presumed to be that
of 23-year-old Nikito Ver-
doulis — the son of Menas
Verdoulis, owner of Grand
Bahama Farms.

Although no one could be
reached for comments up to
press time, the family is said to
be devastated by the tragedy.

Inspector Loretta Mackey
said police are still continuing
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the year.

According to initial investi-
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elling east on Midshipman
Road when the driver lost
control just east of Booty Dri-
ve.

The vehicle crashed into a
concrete wall with a chain link
fence, overturned and burst
into flames. The car was total-
ly destroyed by fire.

Inspector Mackey said “as a
result of the extent of the
burns to the lone occupant of
the car, the driver, a positive
identification could not be
made immediately.”

According to reports, Niki-
to had just returned home
from completing studies at
college abroad. It is believed
that he had just left the fish
fry at Smith’s Point.

The family has been con-
tacted, but police are await-
ing the results of the victim’s
dental records before official-
ly releasing his identification.

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SEVEN people died as a result of heavy rains and flooding in the
Cuban capital this week, state-run media reported Thursday,
according to Associated Press. :

The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma listed the vic-
tims, who ranged in age from 18. to 75, but provided no specific
causes of death. :

A sudden, two-hour downpour late Tuesday dumped 120 mil-
limeters (nearly 5 inches) of rain in the capital. Areas near the city’s
rivers were most affected, Granma said.

Water cisterns at hospitals and offices citywide were contami-
nated, and electricity was affected in several parts of town, the
newspaper reported. Traffic tunnels were flooded and shut down.

The rains have also suspended Cuba’s national championship
baseball series. Game three of the baseball championship between
the Havana team Industriales and Santiago de Cuba was rained out
Tuesday, then suspended Wednesday night as well.

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In brief

McKinnon:
our future
depends on
the younger
generation

THE future of the
Commonwealth depends
on the younger genera-
tion according to Secre-
tary-general Don McKin-
non. '

Mr McKinnon said that
one of his major aims is
therefore to put young
people at the centre of
the Commonwealth’s
work and to promote
youth programmes, par-
ticularly in relation to
HIV/AIDS.

“The Commonwealth
is not going to have
much of a future if
young people don’t know
about the Common-
wealth so I’ve made edu-
cating them my mission
in life,” he said.

“Every place that I go
to I talk to groups of
young people — I think
the last time I was here
in the Bahamas I spoke
to a group of young peo-
ple.

“T’ve spoken to groups
of all sizes to keep them
informed about why we
exist and what we do.”

Mr McKinnon was
speaking during the sixth
Commonwealth Youth
Ministers Meeting,
which is taking place
May 22 to 26 in New
Providence.

Discussions at the
meeting are focussed
around youth poverty,
crime and HIV/AIDS.
Ministers and other dele-
gates will be exploring ~
the role unemployment
plays in all of these
social ills..

The secretary general
pointed out that many of:
the crimes committed by
youths are a direct result
of their inability to find
jobs. ;







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LOCAL NEWS.

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 3



National
tournament
for judo
federation

THE Bahamas Judo Federa-
tion will host its national cham-
pionships at Loyola Hall on
Gladstone Road on Saturday.

Several schools and more
than 200 competitors are
expected to participate.

This year’s special guest will
be Dr Omar Echavarria. Dr
Echavarria has a doctorate in
Medicine and a masters degree
in oriental medicine. He is a 9th

degree black belt in Miyama- °

ryu Combat Ju-jutsu and a cer-
tified rank examiner. Dr
Echavarria is also a recipient of
the Sports Award from the Uni-
versal Martial Arts Hall of
Fame.

There will be demonstrations
in sword fighting, stick fighting
and self-defence techniques. In
addition the martial arts of
karate, judo and jujutsu will also
be demonstrated for the pub-
lic.

Bahamas Judo Federation
president D’Arcy Rahming
said: “This will probably be the
largest martial arts tournament
of its kind in the Bahamas.”

The Bahamas Judo Federa-
tion has been revitalizing judo
as a sport in the Bahamas and
now boasts more than 300
active members. “We want the
public to know that their child
could be an Olympic judo
champion. It is our goal to pro-
duce an athlete in the next two
Olympics and bring home a
gold medalist within the next
three Olympics”, said Rahming.

“Our goal is nothing short of
putting an athlete on the Wall
of Fame at the Nassau Interna-
tional Airport.”

Tickets can be purchased at
Loyola Hall from noon. The
tournament runs from 12-5 pm
with the demonstration taking
place at 2.30 pm. Tickets cost
$8 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren.

Venezuela
helps with
cement
shortfall

@ JAMAICA
Kingston

JAMAICA’S construction
industry, hobbled by a three-
month-long cement shortage,
has gotten some relief with the
arrival of a shipment from
Venezuela, said a government
official, according to Associated
Press.

Caribbean Cement Ltd.,
Jamaica’s main supplier of
cement, received a shipment of
4,410 tons of cement from
Venezuela on May 22, said
Information Minister Colin
«Campbell.

Additional shipments are
expected from Cuba over the
next three months, he said.

The Planning Institute of
Jamaica has said more than
100,000 people who worked in
the construction sector havelost
their jobs because of the short-
fall.

Minister of
auditing
named in
Cuba

@ CUBA
Havana



CUBA announced changes
in the leadership of its ministry

of auditing and control in the ~

Communist Party’s daily news-
paper Granma, according to
Associated Press.

Gladys Bejerano has been
designated the new minister,
replacing Lina Pedraza, who
will be given “other responsi-
bilities” within the Communist
Party, Granma said.

Bejerano has served as vice
minister of auditing.and control
since 2001, and previously held
other positions with the party
and Cuban Council of Minis-
ters, the newspaper said.

The changes come amid a
massive anti-corruption cam-
paign led by President Fidel
Castro.

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@ By CHESTER ROBARDS

AN increasing number of
Americans are using a pass-
port as their principal form of
identification when travelling
out of the United States.

According to Dr Brent
Hardt, Deputy Chief of Mis-
sion at the US Embassy, the
upward trend has been noticed
by United States Customs and
border Protection staff.

The requirement for Amer-
ican citizens to possess a pass-
port in order to travel outside
of the United States is sched-
uled to come into effect Janu-
ary 1, 2007. But persons asso-
ciated with the tourism sector
in the Bahamas and
Caribbean have been con-
cerned that this will have a
serious impact on the number
of tourists visiting, as many

US citizens do not hold pass-
ports.

“We are launching a very
active campaign to inform
Americans about the require-
ment for passports so that they
will have their passports in
time to travel to the Bahamas
and other places in the
Caribbean region,” said Dr
Hardt.

“The State Department,
which issues passports to
American citizens, has greatly

expanded their capacity to pro-

duce passports. They are open-
ing new offices to reduce the
amount of time it takes and
this has been very effective. It
doesn’t take more than a cou-
ple weeks at the most to get
passports now, so we are trying
to do anything we can to min-
imise the impact from this
requirement.”

The passport requirement
was an attempt by the US
department of homeland secu-
rity to further strengthen bor-
der security, but may have an
adverse effect on the Bahami-
an economy when it comes
into effect.

Assistance

Concerned American offi-
cials have asked hotels, tourist
agencies and the Bahamian
Ministry of Tourism to work
in conjunction with them in
order to get the word out to

. travelers about the impending

requirement.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas
Government has been trying
to catch up in order to meet a
2010 deadline of having
machine-readable passports in

Griffin denies charge
of being ‘insensitive’

m@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

MINISTER of Social Ser-
vices and Community
Development Melanie Grif-
fin has hit back at accusa-:
tions she is “insensitive to.
the real needs of disabled {

persons”.
“His comments are
unfounded,” she said, refer-

ring to the words of Jerome
Thompson. “My short track
record in the government
speaks for itself.”
Thompson along with Jer-
vaisian Stuart, Sean Flowers
and Kenneth Storr, were
evicted from the Cheshire
Home on Dolphin Drive on
June 1 last year, and have
since then been temporarily
living in an apartment in
Sandilands Village with the
assistance of the Depart-
ment of Social Services.
“We tried to address the
problems facing them and
it’s unfortunate that they
have found much of the
assistance that we have tried

-to give to. them unaccept-

able,” said Mrs Griffin

“No facility,” she
explained, “will be absolute-
ly disabled-friendly. But we
will work with whatever we
find to make it more acces-
sible for them.”

Mrs Griffin explained that
when the management of
Cheshire Home decided to
close the home, the four
men residing there were giv-
ing sufficient notice. She
explained that the apartment
set up for them was only to
be a temporary residence
while they were looking for
something more permanent.

The Cheshite Home was
closed for renovations in
preparation to became a
home for disabled children.
Minister Griffin explained
that there is a great need for
a home for disabled chil-
dren. ;

She insisted that this deci-

#' .sion’ Was not an attempt to’

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and Flowers on the street.

. Next week the lease will

expire on the apartment that
the Department of Social Ser-
vices helped them get. But Min-
ister Griffin has been able to

extend their stay for a month. ,

In the meantime Griffin
pledges that the ministry is dili-
gently working to find a viable
option for the four men. |

Sheila Culmer, president of
the Bahamas National Council
for Disability (BNCD) is also
volunteering to help find a suit-
able residence. “Even though
it is the responsibility of the
Department of Social Services,
I am prepared to help because
of the promises I made to these
men.”

Minister Griffin said she has

met with the men several times
to try and find them permanent
residence and each offer was
disagreeable tothem.

But Mr Stuart has denied
claims of meeting with Griffin.
“She only stopped by once,” he
said, “and that was when she
stopped by to check on us.”

The home for disabled chil-
dren js expected to be complete
by the end of the year.

Ms Culmer, a past principal
of Stapelton School, is appeal-
ing to the Bahamian public for
assistance.

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for Saturday, March 25, 2006 will be heid.on:

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at the Western Esplanade.

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FNM Government claim it was
“far advanced”, but they have
criticised the PLP for its han-
dling of the deal.

“The bids are complete and
the recommendations have
been made to the cabinet, but
no decisions have been made;
we expect to make a decision
shortly,” said Fred Mitchell,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The International Civil Avia-

In brief More US citizens using passports ©

tion Organization (ICAO)
wants countries to have
machine-readable passports in
place by the 2010 deadline,
according to Mr Mitchell. |
Dr Hardt said: “It will make |
travels for Bahamians much °
easier and speed up the pro»
cessing out at the pre-clearance
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THE TRIBUNE





EDITORIAL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

Mr Mitchell still needs to explain

BAHAMIANS ARE STILL scratching
their heads in wonderment as to how this gov-
ernnient could rationalise that Cuba, a country
that does not recognise the inalienable rights of
man, can qualify to be a member of the Unit-
ed Nations’ newly formed Human Rights
Council.

‘The Council was formed specifically to get
rid of such countries as Cuba — countries that
used the former UN Commission on Human
Rights to grandstand and deflect attention from
their transgressions against their own people.

However, the Bahamas government thought
otherwise. Many Bahamians were even more
angcred that Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell, in his lengthy.explanation to justify
the Bahamas’ vote, appeared to shift the blame
for the decision on the Bahamas’ permanent
mission at the UN. There was a certain ele-
ment, which Mr Mitchell outlined, that he said
was “amongst the factors that led us not to
interfere with the advice given by our Perma-
nent Mission.”

Several Bahamians pointed out that the
final decision should have been that of the
Bahamas government, not the civil servants
who make up our permanent mission at the
UN. After all, their argument went, Bahamians
voted for the government, not the civil ser-
vants. In the final, analysis, it is the government
— not some junior UN officer — that will
have to answer to the people for a vote that
still makes no sense.

There was another statement by Mr
Mitchell that concerned them, and underscored
their conviction that Cuba has no place on the
Human Rights Council and that the Bahamas
had no right helping to put them there.

Said Mr Mitchell: “I thought the Leader of
the. Opposition understood that this was what
was best for the Bahamas, but I am very con-
cerned about the harsh, injudicious and intem-
perate language used recently to describe a
_ country that despite our differences on their
political system, has displayed no ill intention
toward this country and has done everything
to assist this country, most recently with the
Cuban dentists issue. The language creates
division where none in necessary.”

Is Mr Mitchell fully aware of the admis-
sion he has made in this statement, and how he
has in that admission justified the elimination
of Cuba as a member of the Human Rights
Council?

Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, to which the Bahamas is a sig-
natory, states:

“({) Everyone has the right to freedom of |

movement and residence within the borders of
each state.

=. “(2) Everyone has the right to leave any
“country, including his own, and to return to his

4 country.”

And Article 14 says:

“(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to
enjoy in other countries asylum from perse-
cution.”

It is presumed that every member on the
Human Rights Council is pledged to uphold
these essential tenets of the Declaration —
including Cuba, especially now that it is a
member.

If this is so, why were these Cubans in the
Carmichael Road Detention Centre after being
picked up at sea by the US Coast Guard as
they tried to escape Cuba?)

Why couldn’t these Cuban dentists, as do
most normal people, living in a free society,
have packed their suitcases, purchased their
airline tickets and joined their families in the
US?

Why were these two families separated for
so long if Cuba, indeed, recognises what
requirements membership on this Council will
require them to uphold?

If Cuba recognized the basic, inalienable
rights of its citizens — one of them being free-
dom of movement — why were two of its cit-
izens in this inhumane predicament that it
would have to assist the Bahamas government
in getting out of an embarrassing internation-
al dilemma — a dilemma created solely by
Cuba’s inhumanity to its own citizens.

Come now, Mr Mitchell, as the boys on the
blocks would say, “you mussy jiving with us

heavy now!” not to understand that by this

short scenario you have just condemned Cuba.
Not only condemned Cuba, but put up a con-

vincing case as to why it should not be a-

Human Rights Council member.
Obviously, there was some horse trading
here. Did Cuba turn a blind eye to the Cuban

dentists being released to the United States,

in return for the Bahamas’ vote at the UN?
This is the question that should be answered

- by Mr Mitchell. After all, it is Mr Mitchell

who has put it in issue.

Mr Mitchell says that the Leader of the
Opposition’s language “creates division where
none is necessary.” No, Mr Mitchell, you are
the one who has created division by defending
an indefensible position. Doesn’t it seem
strange to you that as Foreign Minister you
would sanction a vote on behalf of the people
of the Bahamas, to seat Cuba on a Council
that upholds the rights of man, when Cuba

_ itself denies its own citizens those same rights?

That is what is wrong, Mr Mitchell, and
that is what is causing the division.

“I thought that the Leader of the Opposi-
tion understood that this (the decision to vote
for Cuba) was what was best for the country,”
said Mr Mitchell.

What a surprising statement to make by a
cabinet minister whose government is sup-
posed. to be noted for its consultation. This
statement alone indicates that Opposition
Leader Hubert Ingraham was not consulted on
a very sensitive and vital issue for this country.
And yet, Mr Mitchell expected the Opposi-
tion to blindly fall into step with government if
only to present a united front to the world.
You know, that old mumbo-jumbo about “my
country, right or wrong.”

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Entertainers’
union’s lack
of action

EDITOR, The Tribune.

BUT, I cannot sit back and
say nothing about the “slap in.
the face” Union we call “The
Bahamas Musicians and Enter-
tainers Union”.

First I must start by asking
the question: “What have they
done for me lately?”

‘Every day you can read or
hear other unions bargaining
for its membership. When last
have you heard or read any
press conference or press report
held by this union? The saddest
state the union has ever found
itself in is now.

Musicians are fed up, because

_ of the way they are treated on

jobs and there’s no one or thing
to turn to.

The president is competing
against its membership for jobs
that are not there. It seems like
it’s open house. Each day there
are bands coming to this coun-

_ try to perform with no respect

for the local artists, and if they
(union) say there are no musi-
cians up to standard it’s their
fault.

The union has nothing in place
to train the youth who have an
interest in the craft. There are
people like the great Sabu with a
vast knowledge in show business
all of that will go to the grave
and no one to replace him (how
sad). Where there’s no vision the
people perish.

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little entertainment at nights. ,

One of our top bands was let
go and replaced by “can music”
(disco). Where in the world can
that happen? Many musicians
are disgruntled, and discour-
aged because there’s no jobs.

Banks frown at us, and make
it difficult to even obtain a loan.
They will accept your deposit,
but won’t loan you any money.
The life of a musician in this
country is unappreciated, the
politicians only know us at elec-
tion time when they want to
attract big crowds.

What does the union do? Sit
back and allow its members to
be devoured.

Where in the world can for-
eign artists be brought into a
country and no local band or
artist is on the card? Only in
the Bahamas. Than we wonder
why they treat us.the way they
do. Why should they respect us
if we don’t respect ourselves?

We are lost when it comes to
our culture. They say junkanoo
is our musical life. I knew it to
be a festival, a cultural expres-
sion. We cannot market
junkanoo in its present form,
only we Bahamians can appre-
ciate it. No one is going to buy
that for their home and play it

all day, or in their clubs. We
need to get serious, get real.

The closest to who we are is
the rake and scrape music, it is
us. Cowbell, goat skin drums
are for ceremony and signals
dated back to our African cul-
ture. I’m a Bahamian and won’t
play junkanoo music all day
long, so who would want it in
that raw form?

It’s time the government
invested in the culture of this
country and stop putting all
their eggs in one basket (sports).
Yes, sports has done a lot for
this country, but what about the
Ronnie Butler, King Eric,
Count Bernadino and others
who have represented this
country the world over?
BahaMen is a household name.
What have we done for them?
You ask the tourist coming here
who they know better —
BahaMen’s name will be called.
No sports person because music
is a spirit — it lives on.

One example, Funky Nas-
sau, recorded years ago, but is
still sing around the world.

I’m not saying sports is not
good, what I’m saying is the musi-
cians should be treated with more
respect and invested in. Business
places don’t help musicians if they
need to record unless they know
you well or your family.

GEORGE G
Nassau
May 2006

Why no protests at Da Vinci Code?

EDITOR, The Tribune

I would like to thank you for
allowing me the space to
express my opinion in your col-
umn, as this is a topic that I feel
extremely passionate about.

As this week passes, I hear
no one on any radio talk shows
or on the news voice his or her
displeasure on the release of the
movie the Da Vinci Code.

This morning as I watched the
news coming out of Europe, I
watched in amazement as Chris-
tian Asians alike began a hunger
strike, so that this movie, which
has been made to question the
faith of Christians everywhere
not be played in their ‘country.
These unlikely Christians have
chosen to believe what all prac-
tising Christians should believe.
That there is one true God.

Jesus was divine and mortal.
He did not marry a woman and
have children. Why would peo-
ple say such a horrible thing?
And better yet, why ‘are other
leaders in the

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Stephen Turnquest and
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- more than 40 participants from
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The conference attracted
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"|. specialist work,” said the organ-
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Chief inspector Stephen

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a lot of common animal abuse

problems throughout the

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“ "such cases”.

BHS executive director Kevin
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pleased to be able to tell the
attendees that:the animal care

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 5

Fewer water cuts are promised

during the hurricane season

. @ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

NEW Providence residents
are assured that during the
coming hurricane season, they
will have fewer and less severe
water cuts than in past years.

This is thanks to the new
reverse osmosis plant installed
at Blue Hills, according to offi-
cials from the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation (WSC).

They said that water will still
have be imported from Andros
for a few months, but the addi-
tion of four million gallons a
day from the Consolidated
Water Company’s new plant
will go a long way in helping
to alleviate strain on the
already struggling water barges.

For many residents in New
Providence, such assurances
have been a long time in com-
ing.

Last year, the capital was
held captive by the lack of a
consistent source of potable
water, as the two barges —

Titus, and Dolphin — were both

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The WSC supplies New
_ Providence with about nine
million gallons of water daily,
and with the new reverse
osmosis (RO) plant supplying
around four million gallons, the
corporation has been able to
collect larger reserves of water
in its tanks.

cent being taken up by wells
and independent commercial
(hotel) storage sites.

“This is an improvement in
the water production,” said act-
ing deputy general manager
Godfrey Sherman.

“The improvement in
water delivery will come with
the new water tower on Blue

In New Providence the WSC
only supplies about 30 to 40
per cent of the demand for
water, with the other 60 per

Hills. We had four tanks up
there, we took out one and
put in a smaller one that is

_ to combat illiteracy

®@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

THE mounting illiteracy
rate in the Bahamas is cause
for nationwide concern,
according to parliamentary
secretary Veronica’ Owens.

Ms Owens said she believes
that the problem should be
seen as going beyond the
classroom and into the
Bahamian home.

“It is up to the parents to
reinforce what their children
learn at school and make sure
they do their homework,” she

: said.

“Tf parents don’t care about
their children why should
anyone else? We have to start
taking more responsibility for
our own,” she said.

Ms Owens said parents
have to make time for their
children.

“Time isn’t lost — parents
don’t need to find time, they
need to make time and
ensure that their children are
in a safe and,productive envi-
ronment that is conducive to
learning.”

Although Ms Owens
believes that the parents are
ultimately responsible for
their children’s education, she
also believes that some oblig-
ation’does fall on teachers.

“We do have some bad
teachers,” she admitted, “but
we also have a lot of very
good ones.”

Ms Owens said she recalls
when she was growing up, her
parents made sure her life
was structured.

Since, then, she said, there
has been “a complete 180
degree turn,” which has
resulted in today’s seemingly
nonchalant parents.

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a society we are abusing our
children with our unconcern.
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change, we have to make the
time to change things.”

Ms Owens predicted that if
the Bahamians do not take the
illiteracy situation more seri-
ously, “we will ruin a genera-
tion of children.”

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this will sink in before that hap-

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“This water tower should
allow the water to be distrib-
uted further and at a higher and
more consistent pressure. It
would be at a cheaper cost as
well because it is all being sup-
plied by gravity,” he said.

Mr Sherman added that they
are hoping to completely phase
out the barging of water within
the next 12 to 18 months.

He explained that by then,
the WSC aims to have enough
RO facilities in place to make
the barges “a thing of the past.”

The Titus and the Dolphin
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aging 2.8 and 1.6 million gallons
of water per day respectively.

Mr Sherman said that the
barges do whatever is necessary
to supply that crucial 4.4 mil-
lion gallons.

“In what we call bad weather
here - believe it or not — they
tend to sail. Anything from
eight to 10 feet seas, they still
sail. They may take a little
longer, they may bring a little
less water, but remember — they

don’t make any money sitting

to the dock,” he said.

Mr Sherman also explaine:
that the corporation has now
outfitted two of its major pump
ing stations with standby gen-
erators to avoid any “excuses’
should there be a major disrup-
tion like a hurricane or power
blackout.

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Bahamians speak
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business decline.

@ By ONAN BRIDGEWATER

BAY Street commerce is
under threat according to down-
town merchants — who say their
business is steadily disappear-
ing.

With the announcement of
the closure of the Ralph Lau-
ren Polo shop, a total of 10 busi-
nesses in the down-town area
have buckled in the last year
according to retailers.

The Tribune hit the down-
town streets yesterday to pose
the question: “How is tourism
in the Bahamas doing?” to

_ members of the public.

While most persons in the
area had mixed feelings about
the state of the nation’s first
industry.

However even those who
thought it is doing well in gen-
eral said they are disappointed
by the performance of touris-
m’s traditional hub.

One said: “tourism is boom-
ing, but no one is buying down-
town”

Another retailer, who said,
“we have a lot of tourist coming
this year,” felt compelled to add:
“They just aren’t spending mon-

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“If something isn’t done soon,
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retailer’s response to the ques-
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According to Bay Street busi-
ness owner Paul Carey, “Many
business.are closing or have
closed. We are falling out one
after another. Many Bahamians
will be out of jobs.”

Crystal Carey added: “This «

year is very slow. We. are get-
ting the volume of persons but
they are not spending.”

The Tribune contacted Mr

Frank Comito of Nassau.
Tourism Development Board -

for comment.

“The issue of businesses clos-
ing on Bay Street is a part of a
trend that has been, going on for
years,” he said. “It is because
of the blight in the area — the
congestion and the state of the

buildings on the eastern end of ©

Bay Street are factors.”

He went on to say that the
Nassau Tourism Development
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MARINE ~— emergency
‘response teams converged on
the eastern end of Paradise
Island to rescue “the dead and
dying” during the second Annu-
“al Search and Rescue Confer-
ence sponsored by the Ameri-
can Embassy and the US South-
ern Command.

,. Shortly after 11am yesterday,
first responders swooped in on
the "damaged" Yellowbird to
find Royal Bahamas Defence
Force officers strewn across its

‘deck crying out in mock pain.

’ While members from the
Defence Force, the Department
‘of Fisheries, and the Port
‘Department's Marine Patrol

boarded the vessel, moving

’ swiftly to assess and remove vic-

. tims, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force marine detail created a

"perimeter around the scene to

Keep it secure, and a US Coast
Guard helicopter hovered over-

«head trying to airlift bodies
from the water.

.1 Marine response personelle,
sunder the supervision of Lt

:.Commander Terry Johns of the
United States Coast Guard and
Lt Darren Henfield of the

~:Defence Force, went through

‘ the simulation drills as quiclky
as possible.
"Today's exercise is the cul-
mination of a week-long train-
ing related to maritime search
and rescue," said Lt Comman-
der Johns. "We wanted to bring
many of the large incident com-
mand types into this disaster
training to help us in our co-
ordination efforts."

"Ferries are often time

loaded down with tourists," he

scontinued. "Whether it be a
passenger ferry or a mail boat,
we have to be able to respond in
a multi-agency manner, and be
able to co-ordinate this type of
rescue"

ac. He added that the exercise's
effectiveness would be judged
by how well their command
control and co-ordination







@ FISHERIES Marine Patrol is seen rescuing a mannequin
from the harbour during a training exercise with the

coast guard, RBDF and police

efforts went, how well commu-
nication flowed between the
participating agencies, and how
safely and efficiently the
"injured" were evacuated from
the scene.

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@ EMERGENCY personnel
simulate performing first aid

"This time our emphasis was
not first aid. It was more about
the response," said Lt Com-
mander Johns. “Next time first
aid will be put in there, and we'll
have first responders on the
scene.as well as on shore.”

As the primary agency tasked
with responding to marine cat-



astrophes in the Bahamas, the
Defence Force, said Lt Hen-
field, cannot be all things to all
people. .

“In an environment such as
ours,” said the Lieutenant, “we
like to involve partners, such as
the BASRA, the Coast Guard,
and the assets of the govern-
ment, including Fisheries and
the Port Department. All of
these assets that we can
mobilise and work together
with synergy and interoperabil-
ity to effect whatever is neces-
sary to bring this type of cata-
strophic even to a fruitful con-
clusion.”

After the day’s exercise was
concluded, Lt Justin Noggle of
the US Coast Guard said that
the goal had been to show that
the different agencies can come
together and provide an effec-
tive response for a mass casual-
ty.
’ “Next year,” he said, “the
plan is to involve the emergency
medical services by getting
some ambulances involved and
getting some people out to hos-
pitals.”

As to the effectiveness of yes-
terday’s response and rescue
exercises, Lt Commander Johns
said: “Right now things are
going pretty well.”

The University of the West Indies

“SCHOOL OF CONTINUING STUDIES

_ BEYOND WALLS: MULTI-DISCIPLINARY

PERSPECTIVES

THE BAHAMAS CONFERENCE

' UWI Restaurant, Bahamas Tourism Training Centre

Nassau, The Bahamas
June 8-9, 2006 .

‘Emergency response teams
take part in marine training

m By MARK HUMES

Dr. Doswell Coakley, President of the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce and
President & CEO of JTR Group (Management Consultants) will deliver the Keynote
Address at the Opening Session of Fhe Bahamas Conference on June 8, 2006.

The Bahamas Conference, scheduled for June 8-9, 2006, at the UWI Restaurant,
Bahamas Tourism Training Centre, is the eleventh and final conference in the
School's Country Conference Series and will focus on issues relevant to The
Bahamas.

Under the theme Beyond Walls: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives, the School of

Continuing Studies, UWI convenes multi-disciplinary conferences focusing on the
non-campus countries within the UWI system. The aim of the conference series
is to stimulate and highlight research by academics and eminent persons in the
non-campus countries, by UWI staff based at campuses and by scholars in other
institutions with interests in Caribbean Studies.

The conference will be open to the public and will provide a forum for the discussion

|. of local issues. Presentations cover a wide range of topics including education, the

environment, legal issues, history and gender issues among others. There will be
four sessions conducted over two days. An entrance fee of $ 10.00 per session or
$30.00 for the conference is charged.

For further information contact:

Matthew William

Resident Tutor & Head
School of Continuing Studies
University Centre

Nassau, The Bahamas

Office of the Director

School of Continuing Studies
UWI, Mona

Jamaica

uwibahamas48@gmail.com

Fax: 328-0622, tel. 323-6593

Fax: 876-977-3443








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(Photos: Mario Duncanson/Tribune sta,

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= the] ‘Bahamian people, the coun- Adventures’ Exuma Cays excur- Claire Coakley, a freelance
& by 8 mouth-watering dishes and __ sion, the America’s Cup Racing —_- writer and contributor to The
A pxciting things to doin Nassau. Experience, shopping downtown Mail said her spa experience
he This: ‘After a group of journal- and a lunch at Arawak Cay. was incredible. “This was my
ae ast from the UK spent three The jounalists said their first hot stone massage and I
e pights at Sandals Royal Bahamian experience as the felt so relaxed and rejuvenated
= ahamian Spa Resort and Off- best press trip ever, and that from head to toe.”
ee shore. Island. everyone was friendly. Sandals general manager
8oHavin g never visited the Alice Mansbridge, picture edi- | Stephen Ziadie said he was hap-
Bahamas, the group was on a__ tor at Happy Magazine said: _ py that the journalists enjoyed
familiarisation trip to Nassau. “The food has been incredible.I their visit to Nassau and will
ae Before departing on Tuesday _ loved the grilled snapper with | encourage guests from the UK
fe night they enjoyed the butler cassava at Arawak Cay andthe to consider the island when

| Service and fine dining at San- _ coconut bread on the Exumacay. _ planning their vacation.

YOUR CONNECTIO O THE WORLD

POSITION VACANCY
Vice President of Marketing & Sales

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications for the above
position from suitably qualified persons with relevant experience in marketing, sales and business

development.

The Vice President of Marketing & Sales will contribute to the Company’s sticcess by creating
- and driving the marketing, sales and business development strategy. This position will set the
strategic direction to achieve revenue and profitability goals in order to meet key corporate
objectives of the Company.

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The holder of this position will report to the President and CEO. |

Key Personal Requirements:

ie . Ademonstrated ability to successfully lead the revenue and income generation through
5 y y le n g g
ok the leadership of a multi-channel marketing, sales and business development department
nl or organization.

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H . Atrack record of building an exceptional sales organization of 20 or more sales

bi rofessionals. :

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3. Proven success of expanding tiated share as well as developing and implementing new
lines of business and the related marketing strategy.

An understanding of marketing, communications, advertising and public relations that
would allow the candidate to successfully manage marketing, sales, communications and
public relations teams and provide an excellent return on the marketing, adverting and

PR budgets.

1°- The successful candidate will participate fully as part of the senior management team, preparing
- marketing, advertising and business development plans, as well as formulating and implementing
projects and special campaigns that support overall company business development and branding

objectives.

In order to be successful in this executive-level position, the Vice-President must accomplish
the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the Company’s marketing, advertising, business development, PR and sales teams.
Establish and execute the strategic marketing direction and have eet responsibility
for managing product line P & L’s.

Plan, develop and implement product strategies, marketing programs and the sales
process, including product life cycle planning, coordination with engineering regarding
technical product development, definition of promotional activities and product launch.
Perform a market review, industry and competitive analysis to identify existing and
potential markets and customer segments, and develop strategies to penenate identified
markets.

Direct sales forecasting, develop sales initiatives and set performance goals.

Manage the Company’s public relations, protocol and external communications.
Collaborate with other members of the executive management team evaluating business
opportunities, alliances and partnerships.

Responsible for understanding customers! current and emerging needs and maintaining
VIP customer relationships.

Conduct market and customer surveys to determine needs, customer satisfaction and
competitor strengths and weaknesses

Preparation of annual budget and thereafter monitor expanainies and, appropriations
of the division to ensure conformity to budgetary requirements.

Successor development, training and mentoring

Liaison with senior executive responsible for customer service and CTOs

SAAS SRE A RA A aH AT

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REQUIREMENTS

An MBA degree or BA degree with a minimum of 15 years marketing and sales
management experience ;

Superior understanding of and experience with marketing fundamentals (positioning,
pricing, promotion, and product).

Proven success in developing new business through appropriate marketing, planning and
execution.

Product management and planning experience from concept to successful launch.

The ability to establish credibility with, motivate and develop the sales and marketing
teams.

Ability to develop rapport and maintain relationships with key clients.

Strong written, oral and organizational communication skills.

Strong business acumen, including analytical and financial skills, as well as a technical
or technology aptitude.

oot A te i i ANON AN ee RCE RC HNN RAE RY PRUE EST OS Se Nenana Atm pe

COMPENSATION

BTC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with
qualifications and experience and in line with compensation and benefits afforded
senior executives in the private sector.

It is BTC’s intention to execute a contract with the successful applicant for a period
of three (3) years with an option to renew the contract for a mutually agreed period.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive, no later
than Tuesday, June 6, 2006 and addressed as follows:

Director of Human Resources
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
» |. John F. Kennedy Drive
- P. O. Box N-3048
Nassau, Bahamas

Re: Vice President of Marketing & Sales



THE TRIBUNE

J ournalists visit to promote a

Bahamian adventure in UK



In brief

Two drown
in Hindu

ceremony
in Guyana

m GUYANA
Georgetown

TWO people drowned iid a
third was missing after a river’s
strong currents, pulled them
under during a Hindu ceremony
in Guyana, police said Thurs-
day, according to Associated
Press.

A man, his 10-year-old niece
and his neighbor had gone
Wednesday to the eastern bank
of the Demerara River, eight
miles south of Georgetown, to
offer traditional Hindu prayers
and to bathe, police said.

Several neighbors and rela-
tives screamed for help when
the three were swept away by
the turbulent waters. Villagers
pulled the victims from the riv-
er, but the girl was missing and
believed to also have drowned,
police said.

The water ritual is. widely
practiced by Guyana’s. Hindus,
who make up 33 per cent of the
South American country’s pop-
ulation of about 730,000.

@ PICTURED are Peter Brauer, hotel manager; Stacy
Mackey, public relations manager; Zoe Seymour, the
National Magazine Company; Dominic Ryan, The Herald .
(Glasgow); Amanada Gore-Booth, PR Agency
representative; Claire Coakley, The Mail; Alice Mansbridge,
Happy Magazine; Helen Crockett, The Grove and Stephen
Ziadie, general manager.

MUST SELL

A two storey residential structure, which consists of Four Bedrooms Two Bathrooms, with a one
storey commercial building adjoining situate on #57 comprising 11,250 sq. ft. on Colebrooke Street
in Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, North Eleuthera. The building i is approximately 5 years old.
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For conditions of the
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contact:









The Commercial
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Serious enquiries only





BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION
VACANCY NOTICE

TECHNICAL TRAINER
HUMAN RESOURCES & TRAINING DEPARTMENT ©

A vacancy exist in the Human Resources & Training Division for a Technical Trainer.

The Technical Trainer (Mechanical) is responsible for the technical instruction of employ-’
ees from all engineering departments within the Corporation, encompassing Mechanical
Engineering, Transmission ‘and Distribution Operations, Power Generation Operations +
inclusive of Plant Install ion, Maintenance Operation and Control Workshop.

Responsibilities of the positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Providing instructions and training in engineering trade skills for
employees within the Corporation
* Preparing, candidates for external examinations certifications by local and overseas
organizations yg?
* Providing instructions on developing safe and efficient work habits
* Providing instructions to participants in classroom, workshops and |
job environments
* Preparing program criteria and marketing schemes for trade testing
electrical based trades
* Preparing timetables and examinations schedules for visiting
external examiners. ;
* Identifying, developing and delivering engineering courses( i.e.,
electrical technical Training).
* Evaluating, recording and reporting « on the progress of students
attending training courses
‘ Preparing courses notes, training aids, evaluating and marking

schemes for all courses.

Job requirements include:

*A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical engineer or an OND
in Engineering or equivatent qualifications

* A minimum of 10+ years of experience in industrial training setting

* Sound Knowledge of technical skills related to electrical engineering principles

* Good judgement and sound reasoning ability

* Excellent time management skills

* Proficient oral and written communication skills

* Ability to keep current with newly installed or modified plant

* Comprehension of schematics, technical reports, drawings,
troubleshooting and technical activities

* Good information transfer skills

* Computer literate

Interested persons may apply by completing and returning the Application form to:
The Manager, Human Resources & Training Head Office

Blue Hill Road and Tucker Roads

P.O.Box N-7509

Nassau, Bahamas

On or before Tuesday May 30, 2006.





= THE TRIBUNE

In brief

New |
species of
termites
found in
Bahamas



THREE new species of ter- _

. mites have officially been
introduced to, the world as a
, result of,extensive research in
,, the Bahamas and the Turks
_.and Caicos islands.
Published this month by the
' Entomological Society of
_.America, a paper entitled
“Taxonomy, Bio-geography,
and Notes on Termites of the
Bahamas and Turks and
Caicos Islands” by University
_of Florida professor Rudolf
“ Scheffrahn, gives a compre-
hensive review of the termite
research conducted along the
600-mile Bahamian archipel-
ago.
“With our civilisation’s
’ advancements in knowledge
and technology, it’s humbling
to know that there are still
things in this world that are

“ left to be discovered. We esti-
ot mate there are nearly 3,000

known termite species in the

“: world, and I would guess there

are another several thousand

~ still out there waiting to be

‘; found,” Prof Scheffrahn said
\ in an interview with Pest Con-

:~’ trol Magazine.
:'; This new research paper
‘+! covers a period of 15 years

TP oe

if and focuses on termite sur-

*; veys conducted on 33 islands
r, of the Bahamas and Turks

'}) and Caicos.
ifs. The paper reports on 27 ter-
' mite. species — about half of

* which were not previously
known to inhabit these
islands.

‘i The three new termite

a

a species include Cryptotermes



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Tropical CE

THE government’s Fresh
Start Programme is has had an
80 per cent success rate, Minis-
ter of Youth, Sports and Hous-
ing Neville Wisdom revealed.

Speaking at the 6th Com-
monwealth Youth Minister’s
meeting, being held in New
Providence said the Bahamas
has made substantial inroads in
youth development of which the
Fresh Start initiative is one.

“As its name implies, the
Fresh Start Programme was
designed for at risk, out of
school youth to give them a sec-
ond chance in business, educa-
tion and social involvement,”
he said.

He said graduates of the pro-
gramme have established their
own businesses, secured
employment, and are serving as
role models for young men and
women. —

LOCAL NEWS

Programme for at |
risk youth a huge |
success — Wisdom

“In essence, the Fresh Start
Programme would have given
them a new lease on life,” he
said. “The future vision, there-
fore, is to expand the pro-
gramme and to continue to
assist young men and women
to become young, responsible
and reliable citizens.”

Mr Wisdom also. told dele-
gates about the pilot pro-
gramme known as the National
Youth Service which targets “at
risk” young men between the
ages of 15 and 18.

It is a multi-phase pro-
gramme made up four compo-
nents: institutional strengthen-
ing of the ministry responsible
for youth and other relevant
government agencies and youth
organisations; community and
social marketing; preventative
and restorative programmes
and monitoring and evaluation.

“The programme is also
designed to meet young people
where they are and move them
toward empowerment and
social responsibility,” Mr Wis-
dom said. “Each component
offers a series of unique chal-
lenges, which, together, will cul-
tivate self-discipline, help build
life long skills, foster national
pride and entrepreneurship
amongst our youth.”

He added that the pro-
gramme will also include young
women who are facing similar
problems.

“We are willing to share our
experiences with our partners
in the Caribbean, replicate these
programmes throughout the
Commonwealth and introduce
in the Bahamas any new initia-
tives in youth development in

’ place by other Commonwealth

countries,” Mr Wisdom said.

$200k to BNT from ball

B@ By Tribune Staff Writer

THE Bahamas National
Trust and the Women’s Crisis
Centre each received a $20,000
donation from the Hellenic Ball
Committee yesterday.

The Bahamas National Trust
is expected to use its donation
for the development of Harrold
and Wilson Ponds National
Park, a°250-acre site located in
the centre of Nassau.

The development of this area
is intended to provide enjoy-
ment, recreation and education
for the public.

“Our goal is to develop Har-

-rold and Wilson Ponds into a

setting where Bahamians can
bring their families to enjoy
nature. We are grateful to the
Hellenic Ball Committee for
sharing this vision with us and

for providing this generous
gift,” said Glenn Bannister,
President of the BNT.

Established by Anthony
Klonaris, the Hellenic Ball has
for over three decades been one
of the major fund raising balls
of the Nassau social season.

The ball is put on every two

years by the Hellenic Ball Com-
mittee to share and celebrate
the rich marriage of Greek and
Bahamian culture while at the
same time raising funds to ben-
efit Bahamian charities.

Mr Klonaris, who is also
chairman of the Hellenic Ball
Committee, explained that the
donation to the National Trust
was given out of a desire to pro-
vide persons living in central
New Providence with a beauti-
ful recreation area.

“The Hellenic Ball has been a

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invites you to celebrate its

WSth
Diamond Jubilee}
Anniversary |

May 26 - 29, 2006}

‘at The Wyndham Nassau Resort,

_ Majors Lester & Beverley Fergusoi
* Wednesday May 24, 12 noon - Exhibition at The Wyndham

* Thursday May 25, 7:30 PM ~ Civic Worship Service |

* F; a May 26, 7:00 PM - Advisory Board Awards Dinner (contr. $75) |

with the Governor General, The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna |

Cable Beach

tradition for many years and we
are always happy that the result
of the Ball is a contribution to a
better Bahamas,” he said.

The Hellenic Ball has signifi-
cantly contributed to causes over
the years including the Ranfurly
Home, the Kidney Foundation,
Princess Margaret Hospital, the
Rotary Centre for Drug Abuse,
the Hardecker Clinic, the Crip-
pled Children’s Fund and the
Bahamas Olympic Association.

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 9





fl MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Neville Wisdom: T

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The right is reserved to reject any or all offers.

IMPORTANT

NOTICE

SERVICE INTERRUPTION

From 11 p.m. on Saturday 27th May
to 10 p.m. Sunday 28th May 2006.

Our Electronic Banking System will be temporarily unavailable
during the times listed above while we conduct routine

maintenance on our System Network.

During this period, the Tollowing: services will be unavailable:

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¢ Internet and Telephone Banking

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YOUR CONNECTION*TO THE WORLD

POSITION VACANCY
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications for
the above position from suitably qualified persons with relevant experience in the
telecommunications or related industry.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

This position develops and directs the Company’s accounting and control activities to
protect the assets of BTC and to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting
standards and financial controls. The CFO is to provide accurate and timely monthly
corporate performance. reports and annual budgeting information to Board members,
‘executives, senior managers and line managers. The CFO also directs the formulation
and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and objectives including cash
management, banking and relations with banks and investment firms, risk management
and capital funding requirements. The enhancement of revenue (including the
implementation of measures to stop revenue leakage) is an important requirement for
this position.

This is an executive management position reporting to the President & Chief Executive
Officer and the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. As the
Chief Financial Officer of BTC, the holder of this position provides the Board and
senior management with informed and timely opinions on the Company’s financial
performance and trends impacting operations.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Develop and direct the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the
assets of BTC, to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting standards
and financial controls, and to provide accurate and timely reporting and budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers.

2 Direct and prepare for printing and distribution all statutory accounts and annual
audited financial reports.

Ww

. Direct the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and
objectives including: cash management, banking and relations with banks and
investment houses, risk management and capital funding requirements.

4. Provide the Board and Executive Management with informed and timely opinions
on the Company’s financial performance and trends impacting operations.

5. Protect the assets of the Company by directing the accounting and control, financial
planning, statutory FEpOMHNs and risk management activities on a company-wide
basis.

6. Enhance the Company’s public image by ensuring the integrity of accounting and

control standards and procedures and by providing the published annual Feport on
a timely basis..

7. Contribute to the aims and objectives of BTC by, providing informed. advice relative
to the Company’ s financial performance, the general business environment and
developing trends impacting BTC’s activities.

8. Contribute to increased corporate revenues through effective cash management 'and
by preparing and presenting financial operating data for Board and executive
approval.

9. Contribute-to the reduction of operating expenses through the development and
implementation of accounting and control procedures and systems to provide
accurate and timely data for the information of the Board, executives and managers.

10. Ensure the Company’s continued access to capital at competitive rates by ensuring
the flow of financial information, by maintaining contact with commercial and.
investment banks and by directing accurate and timely financial planning and
budgeting.

11. Ensure the necessary human resources to meet t both the current ‘and future needs.
of the finance division by participating in the selection, mentoring, motivation
and development of managers and staff. .

| _ 12. To attend as required all meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of
Directors and the Finance Committee of the Board and any other relevant committee.

13. To arrange for the audit of BTC’s financial statements in a timely manner and to

liaise with BTC’s external auditors as required.

14. To ensure prompt action to implement recommendations made by the Internal
Audit Department in their reports to the Audit Committee of the Board and the —
senior management. :

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate should be a member of a recognized accounting body from
the U.K., Canada or the USA, possess a thorough working knowledge of International
Accounting Standards (IAS) and meet the following requirements:

° ACPA or ACA designation with at least ten (10) years of commercial post-qualification
experience with proven senior management experience in the telecommunications
industry.

¢ Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
‘e Expertise in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
COMPENSATION _

BTC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with
qualifications and experience and in line with compensation and benefits afforded
senior executives in the private sector.

It is BTC’s intention to execute a contract with the successful applicant for a
period of three (3) years with an option to renew the contract for a mutually agreed
period.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than June 6", 2006 and addressed as follows:

Director of Human Resources

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
John F. Kennedy Drive

P. O. Box N-3048

Nassau, Bahamas

Re: Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer

THE TRIBUNE ~

YOUR CONNECTION FO THE WORLD

POSITIONVACANCY ss

Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO).

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications for the above
position from suitably qualified persons with relevant experience in the telecommunications or
related industry.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

The holder of this position assists the Chief Financial Officer as he or she develops and directs
the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the assets of BTC and to ensure the
internal and external integrity of accounting standards and financial controls. The CFO is to
provide accurate and timely monthly corporate performance. reports and annual budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers. The CFO | also
directs the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and objectives
including cash management, banking and relations with banks and investment firms, tisk
management and capital funding requirements. The enhancement of revenue (including the
implementation of measures to stop revenue leakage) is an important requirement for this position.

This is an executive management position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
d

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ! 4 i

To assist the CFO and provide leadership in the Finance Dien. with the following:

1. Develop and direct the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the
assets of BTC, to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting standards
and financial controls, and to provide accurate and timely reporting and budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers. |

2. Direct and prepare for printing and distribution all statutory accounts and annual
audited financial reports. :

35 Direct the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and
objectives including: cash management, banking and relations with banks and
investment houses, risk management and capital funding pets

_4, Provide the Board and Executive Management with informed and timely opinions
on the Company’s financial performance and trends impacting operaHons, :

5. Protect the assets of the Company by directing the accounting and control, finariial
planning, statutory reporting, and risk management activities ona a company-wide
basis. a

6. Enhance the Company’s public image by ensuring the integrity of accounting ai
control standards and procedures and by provide the © published annual report ? a
timely basis.

7. Contribute to the aims and objectives of BTC by providing informed advice relative
to the Company’s financial performance, the’ general business environment and’:
developing trends impacting BTC’s activities.

8. Contribute to increased corporate revenues through effective cash management and
by preparing and presenting financial operating data for Board and executive gporeyal.

9. Contribute to the reduction of operating expenses through the development and
implementation of accounting and control procedures and systems to provide accurate .
and timely data for the information of the Board, executives.and managers.

10. Ensure the Company’s continued access to capital at chinpetiate rates by ensuring
the flow of financial information, by maintaining contact with commercial and:
investment banks and by directing accurate and auey financial panning and
budgeting. :

11. Ensure the necessary human resources to meet both the current and future needs of -
the finance division by lea ae in the Scie enOn, mentoring, motivation and
development of managers and staff. ;

12. In the absence of the Chief Financial Officer to ea e on Saal
the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee of the Board and any otter
relevant committees. —

d3 To arrange for the audit of BTC’s financial statements in‘a timely manner and to
liaise with BICs external auditors as required.

14. To ensure prompt action to implement recommendations made by the Internal Audit

Department in their reports to the Audit Committee of the Board and the senior’
management.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate should be a member of a ‘recomized accounting body from the U. K,
Canada or the USA, possess a thorough working knowledge of International Accounting Standards
(IAS) and meet the following requirements:

¢ ACPA or ACA designation with at least five (5) years of commercial post-qualification
experience with proven management experience in the telecommunications industry.

¢ Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.

¢ Expertise in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

~ COMPENSATION.

BIC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with qualifications
and experience and in line with compensation and benefits afforded senior executives in

_ the private sector.

It is BTC’s intention to execute a contract with the successful applicant for a period of three
(3) years with an option to renew the contract for a mutually agreed period.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive, no later
than June 6th, 2006 and addressed as follows: ;

Director of Human Resources

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited

John F. Kennedy Drive

P. O. Box N-3048 |
Nassau, Bahamas \

Re: Vacancy: Deputy Chief Financial Officer





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@ THE ARTS

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
(NAGB) is holding an African Art Exhibition -
“What is Africa to Me” from the private collec-
tion of Kay Crawford running until Saturday,
July 29.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New Prov-
idence Community Centre: Mondays - 6pm to
7pm. The Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support

group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is

- available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878

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

~ CIVIC CLUBS

St Ahdrew’s Kirk holds an After-School Pro-
gramme for children from the Woodcock and
Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The free pro-
gramme is held Monday to Friday @ St Andrew’s
Presbyterian Kirk and is open to children from

-»- the Bain and Grants Town communities: Parents —

interested in enrolling their children should con-

“tact the church at 322.5475 or email: stan-

drewskirk@yahoo.com

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British

‘Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm e Club 612315
:
Cable Beach ¢ Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pm.

“< The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
7(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month’

in the Board Room of the British Colonial
Hilton Hotel, Bay St.

TUESDAY

* “lg PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS

& RESTAURANTS

10: 10. 2. 20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at

~ Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbéd 10.10.2:20. Every tenth female patron is
_allowed into the club absolutely free and is given
a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tuesday

CO aipkits also.include the Carlo Rossi's Hot Body
“ Competition. Hosted by Daddi Renzi and music
provided by DJ. Ai from 100 Jamz. Master Chef
Devito Bodie provides scrumptious appetizers.

a HEALTH

sAleholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the

public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: cues opp to
sd pepey to 9: 30pm.’

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on'the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323.4482 -for more: info. -

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
_ 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles.Dr). Doctor.

> approval is required. Call 364.8423 to fesister for

‘more info.

(CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Governor-General's Youth Award -
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Tuesday, May 30 @ 7pm at Epworth Hall, Shirley
Street. Call 326-1760/1 for more details.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm
@ CC Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room,
College Avenue off Moss Road e Club Cousteau
7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickchar-

. ney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros * Club

7178 meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.

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







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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,
4th floor meeting room.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton.
Please call 502.4842/377.4589 for more info.

WEDNESDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau’s Weekly
Jam Session & Musicians Hook-up. Located East
Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The Run.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday S5pm-8pm. Free. appetizers
and numerous drink specials.

‘@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the °
public of its meeting times and places: New Prov-
idence Community Centre: Wednesday - 7pm to
8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta Street,
Wednesday - 6pm to 7pm /'8:30pm to 9:30pm. °

@ CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Governor-General's Youth Award
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Wednesday, May 31 @ 7pm at Christ the King
Anglican Church Hall ,East Atlantic Drive &
Pioneers Way, Grand Bahama. Call 1-242- 352-
8010 for more details

Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH)
presents the Earth Village Ranch (petting zoo),
St Albans Drive and Columbus Avenue. Free
admission every Wednesday by appointment
between 9am and 3pm. 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.

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30pm

every third Wednesday at the Bahamas National .

Pride Building.

_ TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-

8pm in the Solomon’s Building, East-West High-

. way. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and 4th

Wednesday of each month at C C Sweeting
Senior High School, Oakes Field.

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly meet-
ings on the Ist and 3rd Wednesday of each
month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room:

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

THURSDAY



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to 7pm
/ 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register or





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The Bahamas’ most anticipated cultural
festival has evolved into an even larger and
CRANIAL ALLO Le TORS LULL Cg
Festival, an evolution of Junkanoo in June,



‘ will span two months, June 9 through July 29.



for more info.

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

@ CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Bahamas Historical Society is sched-
uled to hold its next meeting June 8 at 6pm @ the
Museum on Shirley Street and Elizabeth
‘Avenue. The guest speaker will be Dr John Bur-
ton of DePaul University, Chicago. His topic will
be "To Sell Again": Economic Life of Nine-
teenth-Century San Salvador.

TM Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British
Colonial Hilton.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Suber
Clubs Breezes.

International Association of Administrative Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,

Cable Beach, 6pm.

FRIDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Cafe Europa on Charlotte Street North, kicks off
every Friday night with Happy Hour... special
drinks; live’ music/DF front. 6pm to ‘opm: -and-Nas-
sau’s first European Night 'Restaurant - Open.-
Friday night till Saturday morning Sam, serving
hot food/and take out - music, drinks and an
English breakfast. Cafe Europa...the perfect
place to spend your night out till the morning.

THE ARTS

New - The deadline for entries for the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas' 3rd National Exhi-
bition Friday, May 26. All professional artists are
encouraged to submit their work for this juried
show which represents the best of contemporary
Bahamian Art. If you have any questions, please
call the NAGB at 328-5800/1.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival, Street Party,
will be held on Woodes Rodgers Wharf every
Friday between June 9 and July 29, from 1 to
10pm.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm
& 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church - Fri-
days @ 6pm to 7pm

New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @
7pm to 8pm.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
day 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.

Nassau Bahamas.Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre
at St Augustine’s Monestary. For more info call
325.1947 after 4pm.



SATURDAY

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Sun City Entertainment presents Saturday &
Sunday night functions for the alternative
lifestyle crowd (Gay) at Kendal's Auto Garage
on Gladstone road from 11:30pm to 4am. Music
provided by DJ X. Heading south on Gladstone

Road, Kendal’s is located immediately past Moss
Gas station.

B THE ARTS

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Heritage and
Cultural Extravaganza - will be held at Arawak

_ Cay every Saturday between June 9 and July 29.

from 2 to 11pm.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Box Cart
Derby - will be held on Marcus Bethel Way
every Saturday between June 9 and July 29, from
2 to 6pm.

Postponed - The NAGB was scheduled to hold a
Youth Workshop on Audio Recording - Satur- -
day, May 27 from 10am to 1pm, for children 12
years.and older. Instructor: Christian McCabe.
Contact the Gallery to reserve a seat @ 328.5801.
The event has been postponed until further
notice.

HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-.

, sau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings -"

10am to 11am.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third
Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and Decem-
ber) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close,
Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from
9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Communi-
ty Training Representative at 302.4732 for more
information and learn to save a life today.

B CIVIC CLUBS
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 Saturday in’an effort to encourage kids to

cycle. Parents interested in registering their chil-
dren should contact organisers at
jarcycling@gmail.com ‘

SUNDAY

B PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS



Traveller’s Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment - Gernie,
Tabitha and the Caribbean Express - every
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & 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, drinks.

@ THE ARTS

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Royal
Poinciana Tea Party - will be held in Govern-
ment House Gardens, every Sunday between
June 9 and July 29, from 3 to 6pm.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Old Town
Jazz at Sandyport - will be held at the Olde
Town Sandyport every Sunday between June
9 — July 29 from 4 - 8pm.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm
to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Cat Island Sailing Club will host
its Annual Cat Island Day - Sunday, May 28
at the Western Esplanade from 10am - until.

Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune

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ACROSS: 3, P-R-oem 8, Arrow 10, Yodel 11, Go-O 12,
Finer 13, Sandman 15, F-all-s 18, Can 19, Mulish 21,
Curt-Al-| 22, MO-at 23, Meal 24, Fin-ic-al 26, Travel 29,
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from Crewe (4) end (5)
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savoury (6) 14 The value of some
Could she harbour a lot rituals (5)
of sailors? (5) ee 15 Youngster training to be a little
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store (4) wrong? (5)
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determined (3) aloud (5)
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Capital 15, Below 18, Tar 19, Allure 21, Caprice 22, Rill
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US coins (5)

Royal companion (7)

Peculiar (3)
Leave out (4) °
Straw hat (6)
Cutlery item (5)
Elf (6)

Pulse (4)

Digit (3)
Contrition (7)
Entreaties (5)
Cancel (5)
Undress (5)
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Opening lead — ten of diamonds.
One of the foremost characteris-
tics of a winning player is his stead-
fast refusal to concede defeat regard-
less of how bleak the outlook might
be. This never-say-die attitude
enabled South to bring home a seem-
ingly hopeless slam in today’s deal.
Declarer won the diamond lead
with the queen and cashed the ace of
spades, hoping the king would fall.

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But South was not the type to give
up easily. He could see that if the
opponent who held the spade lang

. was short in clubs, he might still

make the contract with careful play.
Accordingly, at trick three
declarer led a heart to the ace and
ruffed a heart. He then overtook the
diamond jack with the king and
ruffed dummy’s last heart. Next he
cashed the ace of diamonds and A-K

- of clubs.

At this point, having stripped both
his own hand and dummy of hearts
and diamonds, South was in position
to make the contract if it could be
made. And so, at trick 10, holding
three ‘trumps and a losing club in
each hand, he exited, with a trump,
fingers firmly crossed.

As he had hoped, the opponent
with the high trump — West in this
case — had started with only two
clubs. After winning the trick, he was

forced to return a diamond or a heart, -

allowing South to discard a club
from one hand while he ruffed in the
other, and the slam was home.

Note that if declarer had not gone
to the trouble of setting up the ruff-

and-discard position in the slender

hope that the clubs would be favor-
ably divided, the slam would have

failed, and, South would have been
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ARIES — March 21/April 20
An effortless gesture on your part
means a lot to someone close to you
this week, Aries. You get better at
doing a special project.

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Someone turns out to be very differ-
ent from what you first imagined,
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guard up. Don’t let a wrong deci-
sion turn into a costly mistake. New
encounters on Tuesday are lucky.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
'The person you believe is ‘standing
in your way may actually be able to
help you, Gemini. Take the lead
from Libra’ and favor compromise
rather than confrontation.

CANCER -— June 22/July 22
Chance encounters cause you to feel
nervous later in the week,, Cancer.
Don’t push these people, away —
make the most of the situation to try
something new.‘ ~ yd

LEO - July 23/August 23
Good news continues to come your
way. If you are expecting some recog-
nition you’re bound to see results this
week. Be on the lookout for romance
late in the week.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept.22

You are have reached your limit,
which has left.you:.wondering what
is on the other side; Think twice
before taking on more responsibility
at home. a8) .

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Your imagination takes: you on
another wild ride this week, Libra.
But this isn’t just a fantasy you’re liv-
ing, your desires have tangible real-
world applications. {
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Intrigue follows you around like a
puppy, Scorpio. Those close to you
either are put off by you or want to
be like you — there is no subtle in
between. Don’t change a bit.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21
Keep others amused and they’ll let
you get away with anything. This
works particularly well for you with a
romance you’ve been nursing.
Laughter is the key to his or her heart.

CAPRICORN -— Dec 22/Jan 20
Surrender a-point that doesn’t mean
much to you either way, Capricorn.
Career plans seem 'to stall for the
time being, but don’t be discour-
aged. Try to have fun this weekend.

AQUARIUS -— Jan 21/Feb 18
This. week you gain a lot of career
and social mileage. Differences
are a source of inspiration rather
than confrontation, so pay atten-
tion to all lessons you encounter,
PISCES - Feb 19/March 20
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when it comes to work: issues,
Pisces. It would be better if you cre-
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AST week, in anticipa-

tion of the Bahamas’
next political melee, I examined
the re-election chances of MPs

serving Family Island con-
stituencies. This week, MPs rep-

yrésenting New Providence con-

stituencies are in the hot seat.
First under the spotlight is
Farm Road MP, Prime Minister
‘Perry Christie. It appears that
although Mr Christie has been
PM since 2002, the reality of his
; stunning victory has yet to sink

-, in. Throughout his tenure, Mr

Christie has been indecisive and

'' overly dependent on commit-
«tees to make the tough decisions.

While both Mr Christie and
Hubert Ingraham were pupils
_ of Sir Lynden Pindling, he must

_-have received his notes in a dif-

ferent classroom as his leader-

. ship skills are not comparable to

“any previous PM.
When it comes to leadership

“and decisiveness, Mr Christie

- cannot swim in the same ocean
as Pindling and Ingraham, my

* barber told me.

In 2002, the PM won the

underprivileged Farm Road

constituency by a relatively

-° small margin and is speculated
to be entertaining a return to

the more middle-class con-
stituency of Centreville.

While it is likely that he will
retain his seat, Mr Christie earns

- a grade of U (unclassified) for
-,- administration, and is rapidly
, -being considered a temporary
ior PM.

With a Cabinet that can be

© yslikened to a runaway train, Mr
ie \ Christie’s term in office reminds
1142-me of a tired yawn.



Fred Mitchell should take a



5 i ee in Fox Hill from pro-

-s posed FNM candidate Jacintha

_, Higgs. Commentators regard

>, +,-e;.Mrs Higgs, a former teacher, as

56 Sib

a direct contrast to Mr Mitchell,

asa. se who will be sent packing on his

Ben FIO

‘final trip.

As Minister of Foreign

ne \ Affairs, Mr Mitchell has been
*:°i “embroiled in controversy.

’Bahamians are complaining
about Mr Mitchell’s incessant
“trips around the world on tax-
sepayers’ dollars without any
»; apparent results, as it appears

_- ,that he has been on more trips
cvitthan the entire Cabinet com-



bined. Some Bahamians have ,

begun saying that Fred Mitchell

- flies more than birds!

Mr Mitchell should have the
backbone to clarify the
Bahamas’ vote on Cuba at the
UN and address the reported
visa scandal.

Bradley Roberts, MP for
Bain and Grants Town, will
likely retire. However, accord-
ing to my score, he has been a
failure as a minister, mired ina
scandal and ineffective.

Tennyson Wells may not
retain his Bamboo Town seat
if the PLP challenges it. Unlike
the 2002 elections, when the
PLP arranged a deal with Wells,
it would be foolish not to nom-
inate a candidate during this
tense political season.

In Adelaide, Michael Halkitis
will likely lose. During his cam-
paign in 2002, he received much
praise for his brilliance as an
accountant and potential as a



With a Cabinet
that can be
likened to a
runaway train,
Mr Christie’s
term in office
reminds me of
a tired yawn.



representative, but since his vic-

tory, he has been a weak back-

bencher.

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller
has a 75-80 per cent chance of
recapturing his seat. Although
his ministerial career was rather

’ bumpy at the start, he has done

well recently and, due’to his

charismatic nature, appeals to _

the masses. He would be diffi-
cult to defeat.

John Carey, MP for
Carmichael, reminds me of the
movie The Invisible Man. He has
also been a flimsy backbencher,
attempting to capture voters in

‘ the lead up to the election with

his stance against graffiti.
Delaporte MP and Minister
for Youth, Sports and Housing
Neville Wisdom may be oust-
ed. Of all the MPs, Mr Wisdom

ST Ma

is most vulnerable as Delaporte
is a traditionally FNM con-
stituency. While Mr Wisdom
seems genuinely interested in
youth, the controversial 2002
junkanoo bleachers debacle
may haunt him.

Malcolm Adderley, MP for
Elizabeth, can be considered an
invisible man. Mr Adderley’s
poor performance as a back-
bencher makes. Elizabeth an
almost forgettable constituen-
cy. He will lose his seat.

South Beach MP Agatha
Marcelle reminds me of a wilt-
ing rose. Mrs Marcelle, I feel,
won her seat on a breeze. She,
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and a feeble backbencher. She
will lose South Beach.

Shane Gibson, MP for Gold-
en Gates and immigration min-
ister, has a fair chance of retain-
ing his seat, but he is in danger
of losing it.

Mr Gibson redefines the
word arrogance and has exhib-
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ing mistakes. Previously, as
housing minister, Gibson relent-
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of houses built, yet the people
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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 13

Recently, Mr Gibson has
been embroiled in controversy
after more than 100 Haitians,
many with legal status, were
taken from their homes in
Eleuthera during the early
morning hours.

Mr Gibson has spent the past
two weeks justifying his actions,
having yet to apologise, and
leading many to assume that
these cavalier apprehensions are
for partisan purposes and praise.

Sir, Hubert Ingraham is right
to advise the illegally detained



‘Christie’s tenure has been a long yawn

Haitians to sue, as the actions
recently taken are in direct con-
travention of international laws.
Mr Gibson has been a lack-
adaisical MP, and as minister,
should familiarise himself with
international laws and proto-
cols, especially as our livelihood
depends on our international
standing.

e Tomorrow in Young Man’ s
View: the chances of the other
New Providence MPs

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS. 2006/CLE/equi/
IN SUPREME COURT
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IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land containing One Hundred
and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099) acres situate on Eastern side of the.
Eleuthera Main highway approximatley 3.6
miles Southeastward of the Settlement of James
Cistern and approximatly 7.5 miles
Northwestward of the settlement of Governor’s
Harbour on the Island of Eleuthera one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
_ and- bounded North: Westwardly by land said to
be the property. of thelatediondon Johnson and
running theron One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Thirty-six and Fifty-eight Hundredths
(1936.58) Feet Northeastwardly and Eastwardly
by the sea by high water mark (the Atlantic
Ocean) and running thereon Three Thousand
Two Hundred and sixty-three and Twenty-one
Hundredths (3,263.21) Feet Southeastwardly
by land the property of Eleuthera Adventures
Limited and running there on One Thousand
Five Hundred and Forty-four and Eleven
Hundredths (1544.11) Feet Southeastwardly |
and westwardly by the Eleuthera Main Highway
and running thereon Fourthousand One Hundred
and Four and Sixty-seven Hundredths (4,104.67)

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IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959

AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of
T&R DEVELOPERS LTD.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containg One
Hundred and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099) acres situate on Eleuthera Main Highway
in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas as described on the
Plan at Department of Lands and Surveys. The
Petitioner, T & R DEVELOPERS LTD. Claims to
be the Owner of the fee simple estate in possession
of the said lot of land hereinbefore described and
Petition has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas under Section
3 of the Quiting Titles Act, 1959 to have it’s title
to the said land investigated and the nature and
extend thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provision of the said Act.
Copies of the field plan may be inspected during:
normal office hours at:



a. The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane, Nassau
Bahamas;

b. The Chambers of Douglas Sands &
Associates, Columbus House, 2nd Floor,
East & Shirley Streets, PO.Box N-8566,

Nassau, Bahamas;

c. The Administrator’s Office at Governor’s
Harbour Eleuthera during normal office

hours.






Notice is hereby given that any person having
Dower or right to dower or any adverse claim not
reconized in the Petition shall before the expiration
of thirty (30) days of the receipt of this notice file
in the registry of the Supreme Court and serve on
the undersigned statement of such claim. Failure of
any such person to file and serve a settlement of
such claim within (30) days of the receipt of this
Notice will operate as bar to such claim.

DOUGLAS SANDS & ASSOCIATES, LTD

FROM page one

go into at the time. Prosecutor
Anthony Delaney represented
the Crown.

The Majors’ lawyer,

Michael Kemp, had appealed
Justice Jon Isaacs’ ruling on
several grounds. The prosecu-
tors “failure to disclose” cer-
tain material evidence to the

the case presented, and the
inadmissibility of recorded
conversations of the Majors
as evidence were some of the
arguments in Mr Kemp’s ini-

tial appeal. The Majors have
- been imprisoned in connec-

tion with the matter since
2003 and have been in.and out
of local courts fighting extra-
dition for the past several
years.

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the US government to face
charges of conspiring to
import more than five kilo-
grams of cocaine and 100 kilo-
grams or more of marijuana
into the United. States
between August, 2002, and
January, 2003. Dwight Major
is also accused of having
attempted to import more
than 100 kilos of marijuana in
January, 2003.

However, Mr Kemp con-
tinues to question why the
Majors are wanted for extra-
dition to the US if, according
to US drug officers, the drugs
were seized in the Bahamas.

Mr Kemp said yesterday
that he would have to take

instructions from his clients
on how to proceed further in
the matter, but was certain
that they could make a good
appeal to the Privy Council in
London.

"I feel as though there is
merit in their application
notwithstanding what the
Court of Appeal has ruled in
respect to their matter," he
told The Tribune.

"I think it’s unfair that the
Attorney General's depart-
ment would seek to try other
persons for this very same
conspiracy, in the Bahamas
and extradite the Majors to
the United States for the very
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Left to cherish her memory are her one son, Ernest "Jimmy"
Moxey; one daughter, Betine A. Morley; five grandchildren,’
Shannon, Von and Bianca Moxey, Vincent Morley Jr., and
Tiffany Strachan; four great grandchildren; one brother,
Captain James (Uncle Higgs) Moxey; two sisters-in-law,.
Pearl and Breazetha Moxey; numerous nieces and nephews
including, Cynthia and Isaiah King, Carmetta King, Willamae
Wells, Margaretta Bannister, Sybil Green, Elizabeth, Viola,
Joseph and Prince Moxey, Annamae Woodside, Teletha
Strachan, Barbara Barnes, Maria, Ethel Russell, Ruth, Keva
and Eddie, Enith, Miriam, Charles, Reginald, Hester "Esther"
Bodie, Nellie Carroll, Ellis and Thelma Bodie-Young, Ethlyn
Wildgoose, John "Peck" Moxey, Michael, Frances "Fanny",
Leonard and Barbara Carroll, Ida Roberts, Christine Taylor,
Leonard, Archealus King, Kenneth Moxey, Arthur Moxey
Jr., Ruel, Daniel and Julie, David, Jerry, Copeland, Rev.
Graylin and Jeannie, Diane, James, Lincoln Moxey, Elizabeth
and Christopher Roker, Rosemary Rolle, Janet Bullard,
Alladyce Moxey, Roslyn and Lennox Greene, Reginald and... |.
Martha Moxey, Isadora Moxey, Solomon and Gretel King,
Karen and Danny Moxey. Other relatives and friends including,
especially her neighbour Mrs. Lolita Russell (her baby sitter),
Rev. Leon and Minister Johnson and family, Rev. Rudyann
Cooper-Darling, Ethlyn Smith and family, Reverend Abraham
Bastian and family, Reverend and Mrs. Ferguson and family,
Landmark Baptist Church family, Leonard and Pearl Moxey,
Moody Moxey and family, Irene Johnson and family, Belinda
Curry, Annie Gilbert, Kirkwood, Whitfield Green, The Saint
John's Native Baptist Church family, the Mangrove Cay
community, Pastor Andrew Burrows and The Grant's Town
S.D.A. Church family, the Hospital Lane community,
Friendship Baptist Church family and many other friends and

The body will repose at Kurtiss Memorial Mortuary, Robinson
Road and Fifth Street on Friday from 11:00.a.m. until 6:00
p.m., on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and at
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MARY
MOXEY, 87

of #24 Wellington Street and
formerly of Mangrove Cay,

Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at St.

Church, Meeting Street.
Officiating will be Bishop
Michael C. Symonette,

K. Bain assisted by other
ministers. Interment will
follow in St. John's
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Three escape in
separate incidents

FROM page one mation about the break-out. Victor Brita Senea of the





Yesterday’s escape is the settlement of Mantanzas —
a third break-out in two remain at large after escap-
av ereee months. ing the detention centre on

Supt’ Edwin Culmer, in
charge of the Detention Three. ‘Cubans
Centre, said he had no infor-

— José April 4. 4
Antonio Alvarez Garcia, The three men cut through
Lazara Acosta-Ortiz and three fences to escape the
: facility, where they had been
= Ys ee held for several months:
AG defends sending police tithe. Civataccsces
: g p “: ' 2004, three Cuban detainees
2 : “-'" also escaped just before a
officer case to Supreme Court riot broke out at the centre.
; ' During the riot one of the |
ae Ae . _ dormitories was set on; fire...’
FROM page one "and the incident resulted
ie . 11 guards and nine detainees
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that she will have no problem dis- being injured.
cussing Mr Charlow’s case with police officers during her “swift jus-
tice” programme.
“Whatever the police raise we will discuss at the meeting, where ane Key
we speak about the cases that have been set down and how we pur- .
sue fastics in our community ensuring that things don’t fall shrogh : Defence Force officer
the cracks and that cases that are set down do in fact come to trial,”

she said. ) FROM page one

A preliminary inquiry into the case is set to begin on July 28.





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They, in turn, referred us to .
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EXECUTIVES of the
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eyed Kerzner.

But $81 bid enough to see off private

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— Consolidated

Water ‘a growth
machine just —

setting started’

® By NEIL HARTNELL |

_ Tribune Business Editor



possibility of making an offer
to-acquire Kerzner Interna-
tional, it has been revealed,
di - but were put off by the $81
per share price ultimately offered by the
buyout group headed by Butch and Sol
Kerzner to take the Atlantis resort owner
private. .

A filing with the Securities & Exchange
Commission (SEC). does not name the
rival bidders, referring to them as ‘Party A’
and Party B’. However, both are described
as “financial buyers”, indicating they were
private-equity led groups.

The Kerzner International special com-
mittee that ultimately decided to approve



the bid by the Kerzners’ and their private-

equity partners acknowledged “concerns

raised during the auction about. factors

that might favour” their bid.
However, the special committee said in

the SEC filing that “to address percep-

tions that a transaction with the investor
group is inevitable”, it had offered Party A
an inducement arrangement to encour-
age its continued interest.

In addition, the special committee said
that had the Kerzners committed to
remaining with the company for longer
than six months if a rival bidder was suc-
cessful, then extra interest from competi-
tors might have arisen.

It added: “Based on communications
from potential bidders, the special com-
mittee believes that the company might
have elicited additional interest from

financial sponsors if the Kerzners had been |

willing to go beyond those transitional
commitments and both commit to remain
with the company indefinitely after. an
acquisition and become investors in the
alternative bid.”
The SEC filing revealed that the Kerzn-

ers had given a commitment to vote all.

their shares - amounting to a stake in
Kerzner International worth between 11-

12 per cent - if a superior all-cash offer.

that was at least $2 per share higher than
their bid was received.

‘h

wo rival bidders explored the

equity rivals, with one complaining
of ‘lack of co-operation’



& BUTCH KERZNER

“The special committee believes that it
is possible more potential acquirers would
have participated in the auction process if
the Kerzners’ willingness to support a
high-priced transaction had gone beyond
their negotiated voting commitment. How-

_ ever, the Kerzners were not obligated.to

do any of the foregoing,” the special com-
mittee said.
It added that it did not believe the level

of support offered by the Kerzners’ to a

potential superior offer “was a significant

‘reason” why no rival bids came in.

Still, Kerzner International and its

Bahamian employees at Atlantis and the -



i SOL KERZNER

One & Only Ocean Club, plus Marina
Village, are likely to bebetter off under
the ownership of the Kerzners and_ their
group.

Once the buyout is completed - likely to
be in the 2006 third quarter, with a simple

majority vote of shareholders in favour’

the only thing required now - the Kerzners
will be free from the demands of Wall
Street to focus on the company’s future
development projects on Paradise Island
and elsewhere.

SEE page 3B






- & By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business —
Editor



THE $29 million Blue
Hills reverse osmosis plant

| will provide Consolidated

Water with “increased rev-
enue and earnings growth”

until at least 2007, a Wall
Street brokerage believes,



describing the company as
“a growth machine that is
just getting started”.

In a report on the BISX-
listed firm, Brean Murray,
Carret & Co said the. Blue
Hills plant, due to become
fully operational in August,
would “almost double water-
making capacity” compared
to 2005.

It estimated that the
Bahamas would account for
57 per cent of Consolidated
Water’s total supply capaci-
ty by year-end 2006, com-

’ pared to 33 per cent in 2005,
outstripping the contribution
from its home country mar-
ket, the Cayman Islands.

Combined with the firm’s
existing Windsor plant, the
Blue Hills reverse osmosis
operation was forecast to
increase Consolidated
Water’s Bahamian volumes
from 4.3 million gallons per
day in 2005 to 13 million gal-
lons-per day this year. ~

Brean Murray, Carret &
Co predicted that the
“increases sales.in the
Bahamas” to the Water &
Sewerage Corporation
would boost Consolidated
Water’s sales by 38 per cent
in 2006 to $36 million and 13
per cent in 2007, reaching
$41 million.



In addition, the company’s !

operating margins were pre-
dicted to increase from 16.1
percent in 2005 to 24.5 per
cent and 26.2 per cent in
2006 and 2007 respectively.

Brean Murray; Carret &

Co predicted that Consoli-

dated Water’s EPS would s ;

increase 82 per cent in 2006
to $0.83, and grow a further

16 per cent to $0.96 the fol- :

lowing year.” .. i
Net income for 2006 was

predicted at just under $10.5 ;
million, increasing to $12.248

million in 2007.
However, Brean Murray,
Carret & Co said it was a
placing a ‘Hold’ rating on
Consolidated Water’s shares,
due to their relatively high
price/earnings ratio. The
company’s share price was
32x the 2007 earnings per
'share estimate when the

"report was published on May
12

“Expansion opportunities
are plentiful, and we believe
Consolidated Water can con-

tinue its growth trajectory:

for many years,” Brean Mur-
ray, Carret & Co said, pro-
viding encouragement for
- existing holders of the firm’s
Bahamian Depository
Receipts (BDRs).

_ But in what might dis-
courage Bahamian investors
looking to buy into Consoli-
dated Water’s BDRs, it
added: “We believe the
growth prospects for the
company, which are among
the best in our universe of
water-related stocks, are cur-



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Exploit government’s ‘swee
spot for small businesses

f you have some start

up capital, have suit-

able security to offer,

and are looking for

long-term funding,
then the Government may be
an option for you.

The Government has always
had a sweet spot for small-busi-
ness owners, and established
the Bahamas Development
Bank in 1974 to promote indus-
trial, agricultural and commer-

cial development in. the
Bahamas.

If you are interested in start-
ing businesses in agriculture,

- fishing, transportation, tourism,

manufacturing or services, then
going to the Bahamas Devel-

‘opment Bank could be an alter-

native to approaching high
street lenders.

The bank will consider pro-
viding funds for construction
purposes, purchases of new and

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It is also prepared to offer a
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cent. Furthermore, the bank
offers Technical Assistance at
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through BAIC. This can be
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Remember, although owned
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The bank is sympathetic to
projects that are locally-owned
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expand the small business base,
create employment, conserve
foreign exchange and/or
favourably impact the balance
of payments.

If you think you have such a
project, then. there is no harm in

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assets.

_ 3, The bank then evaluates
the application.

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mitted to the Credit Committee -

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 3B



by 5.19

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A NASDAQ-listed company said
revenues from its construction divi-
sion, which are largely derived from
projects in the Bahamas and British
Virgin Islands, fell by 5.1 per cent to
$8.8 million during the 2006 first quar-

ter.
Devcon International said revenue

from its work at Exuma’s Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort had declined
to 0.7 per cent of total revenues for
the three months to March 31, com-
pared to 16.3 per cent last year.

Backlog

As at that date, the Emerald Bay
project had a backlog of $0.2 million,
while receivables due from the resort

BUSINESS

Firm’s construction revenues fel

made up 6.4 per cent of Devcon’s
consolidated receivables.
The total receivable balance owned

by Emerald Bay included accounts |

receivable of $0.3 million, and notes
receivable of $1.3 million.

As of December 31, 2005, the total
receivable from Emerald bay had
stood at $2.5 million, consisting of

' $0.3 million of current accounts
receivable and $2.2 million of notes

receivable.
Contract

Devcon received $0.2 million in rev-
enues from work at Emerald Bay for
the 2006 first quarter, compared to
$3.7 million for the same period last
year. It added that the marina and
breakwater contract were “substan-
tially complete”.

to $8.8m in first quarter

The company also gained $0.8 mil-
lion in revenue from construction
work at Lot 22 at the Emerald Bay '
resort. /

Devcon said another Bahamian |
construction project, which it did not
identify, represented 7.2 per cent or
$1.8 million of its total consolidated
trade receivables. Some $0.9 million

of this was retention, and $0.4 mil- .

lion related to the utility division.



Two rival bids eyed Kerzner



INSIGHT |

FROM page 1B

Private equity funds tend to
be very aggressive, focusing on
companies that they believe
are undervalued or need turn-
‘ing around. To extract the per-
ceived extra value, they are
often highly ruthless, cutting
back on jobs and expansion
projects - such as Phase II on
Paradise Island - to achieve
rates of return likely to be
around 20-30 per cent.

It is possible such a fate may
have befallen Kerzner Inter-
national should a rival private
equity-led bid have succeed-
ed, an outcome that would not
have been in the Bahamas’
best interests.

The SEC filing described
how JP Morgan Securities, the
financial adviser to the special
committee that approved the
Kerzner-led group’s offer, on .
March 20, 2006, began con-
tacting 35 potential buyers at
the beginning of the 45-day
auction period ‘designed to
seek superior offers to the orig-
inal $76 per share one that was
submitted.

Agreements .

Although’ 11 signed confi-
dentiality agreements, none
submitted formal acquisition
proposals by the May 1, 2006,
deadline. Only Party A and
Party B showed significant
interest.

Other potential suitors
declined due to “valuation con-
siderations, alternative oppor-
tunities, transaction size and
the importance of the Kerzner
family to the prospects of the
company”:

Party B, though, had ceased
its due diligence in mid-April
and informed the special com-
mittee it would not be bidding,
due to “internal considera-
tions”. However, it had indi-
cated it was interested in mak-
ing an $80 per share offer.

That‘just left Party A. It
“participated in numerous due
diligence sessions with compa-
ny management and visited
various ‘operations, under JP
Morgan’s supervision. It
expressed concerns about the
level of co-operation it had
received from Kerzner Inter-
national’s management.

Party_A then failed to bite
on the: nducefnent arrange-
ment, which involved it receiv-
ing a substantial fee if their bid
beSt, but Kerzner
International approved the
Kerzner-led buyout. It stopped
due diligence on April 19 also.

The'de fining moment in the
saga camé when Baron Capital
Management, which repre-
sented*15.8 per cent of Kerzn-
er Intérhational’s sharehold-
ers, went public on the fact that
it wotiid not support the
Kerzner-led group’s bid at
there; then price of $76 per
share.

Baron suggested the offer be
raised-to at least $80 per share.
However, it then discouraged












rival bids by saying it would.

not support them unless their
offer was “substantially high-
er” than $80 per share.
Although Party A came
back into the ‘frame on April

21, it dropped.out finally, four *

days later, citing Baron’s filing

and other reasons for not pur-

suing: Kerzner International.
“Party A indicated that

based'on its work, it. would net

have ‘proposed an acquisition
proposal in excess of a price
per share of $81,” the SEC fil-
ing said.

After Party A told them it
had withdrawn, the Kerzner-
led group told the special com-
mittee that it would not

rh

increase its offer price. With
the withdrawal of all rivals, the
group said they thought a price
lower than $81 per share would
be approved, but agreed to
stick at that level provided
terms were agreed by April 28,
2006. i

In approving the Kerzner-
led group, the special commit-
tee said the auction had done
its job, with neither Party A
nor Party B indicating they
would be interested in submit-
ting an offer greater than $80-
$81 per share.

The committee added that
it had also succeeded in
increasing the Kerzners’ offer
from an initial $73 per share
to $81.

The SEC filing reveals that
the buyout to return Kerzner
International to the private
sector will cost the Kerzner
group $4 billion.

Some $3.2 billion of that will
go to Kerzner International
shareholders and Bahamians
who invested in its Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs),
with the remainder refinanc-
ing the firm’s existing debt and
paying fees associated with the
transaction.

The Kerzners and their
investor group will put ina
combined $860.5 million of
their own equity, plus $400 mil-
lion in bridging loans and
$2.075 billion from secured
loans.

The Kerzners and one a
their partners, Istithmar, have
agreed to contribute their
entire shareholdings in Kerzn-
er International to the buyout
group in exchange for the lat-
ter’s shares. They will not
receive the $81 price for their
4.5 million and almost four mil-
lion shares respectively.

The equity contributions are:

Istithmar - $85.5 million

The Related Companies -
$60 million

Whitehall Street Global
Real Estate Partners and relat-
ed entities - $372 million

Colony Capital - vis mil-
lion

Providence Equity Partners

- $125 million

The Kerzner father and son
duo currently hold just under

12 per cent of Kerzner Inter- -

national’s stock.

After the buyout, their stake ;

national will be just under 25

‘per cent, having more than

doubled.
This will allow them to reap

more benefits from their risk--

taking and expansion projects,
delivering the greater financial
reward they believe they are
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BUSINESS

@ By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
AP Business Writer

Winding Bay
ABACO, BAHAMAS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —
Internet powerhouses Yahoo
and eBay are joining forces in
an alliance that further defines
the battle lines in an online
brawl with rivals Google,
Microsoft and AOL. —
Under the multi-year part-
nership announced yesterday,

Has two (2) vacancies for
Sales & Marketing Project Director:

-Responsible for onsite coordination of sales, sales
administration and market.

-Achievement of targeted sales volume and maintaining
inventory.

-Develop future(MVCI experience preferred) managers and
implement self employed ;

-Implementation of tour efficiency and building of strong can connect with even more
team values Web surfers than they already

-Forecast and budget annual sales targets. ae

-Ensure communication, between personnel and others

Strong leadership skills

~Minimum 5 years marketing vacation ownership

-Minimum 5 years marketing in management of sales,
marketing and/or administration

-College degree preffed, but not required.

online advertising, payments
and. communications so they

Shares of. both companies
jumped on the news, reflect-
ing investor expectations that

more moneymaking opportu-
nities for two of the Internet’s
oldest and most successful
businesses.

Sunnyvale, California-based
Yahoo Incorporated operates
the world’s most trafficked

CREDIT SUISSE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited offers applications for an Apprenticeship Program which is
outlined hereafter. Full details and an application form can be obtained from:

The Program Administrator

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O. Box N-4928

Nassau, Bahamas

Application forms should be returned no later than June 23, 2006. |

7 A) AIM

As a corporate citizen desirous of making a positive contribution to the local community,
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited plans to offer a scholarship to two Bahamian students
to pursue an Bachelor’s Degree at the Rollers of The Bahamas (“COB”) under its
Apprenticeship Program.- - :

CONDITIONS

raed

Yahoo and eBay will draw
upon each other’s strengths in-

the deal will open up even

Web site with 402 million
unique users and ranks second
in the lucrative search adver-
tising market behind Google. It
earned $1.9 billion on revenue
of $5.3 billion last year, pri-
marily through online adver-
tisements.

San Jose, California-based
eBay Incorporated is the e-
commerce leader, with nearly
200 million users of online auc-
tions and another 73 million
United States account holders
of its payment service, PayPal.

_It earned $1.1 billion on rev-

enue of $4.6 billion last year,

mostly by taking a slice of the

auction sales on its site.
Nearly 113 million people in

the US visited Yahoo or eBay .

or both destinations in April,
according to Nielsen/NetRat-
ings Incorporated.
Thursday’s announcement
followed several weeks of ram-
pant Wall Street speculation
about the mating dance among

the Internet’s heavyweights.

At one point, there was even
talk that Microsoft Corpora-
tion wanted to buy Yahoo.

Although it’s not expected
to have a financial impact until
next year, the deal between
Yahoo and eBay seems likely
to shake up-the competitive
landscape.

Coupled with Google Incor-
porated’s recent $1 billion
investment in Time Warner
Incorporated’s AOL, the
Yahoo-eBay partnership also
figures to intensify the pres-

sure on Microsoft to find an.

ally as it tries to become a
more formidable player in
Internet advertising.

Industry analysts on Thurs-
day identified Amazon.com
Incorporated, the Internet’s

Yahoo and eBay

top retailer, and MySpace.com,
an increasingly popular teen
hangout owned by News Cor-
poration, as the most, logical
candidates for a Microsoft
alliance.

Unlike the Google-AOL

deal, Yahoo and eBay aren’t ©

swapping any money. Instead,
they are pooling together their
resources in an effort to boost
their revenue beginning next
year — a prospect that provided
a lift to their recently slumping
stocks.

Shares

EBay shares surged $3.37,
or 11.2 per cent, to $33.57 in
Thursday’s late afternoon trad-
ing on the Nasdaq Stock Mar-
ket, where Yahoo’s shares rose
$1.18, or 3.7 per cent, to $32.97.

“This is a great deal for eBay
in particular,” said Standard &
Poor’s analyst Scott Kesslér,

In a Thursday research

‘report, J P Morgan analyst
_ Imran Khan predicted the deal

will increase eBay’s revenue

by $350 million next year and.

boost Yahoo’s 2007 revenue
by $150 million.

Neither Yahoo nor eBay
projected how their alliance. -

might affect their respective *

financial outlooks.

Under their partnership...

Yahoo will become theexclu-

sive provider of display adver-.....

tising throughout eBay’ s:Web

site and'will add some search-. .
generated advertisements, as



well...

Although eBay has done el- .

atively little advertising so-far;"’
its site has the potential to

become a major marketing.

magnet with 60 million unique

US visitors last month, accord- *

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that has been downloaded by
four million users so far
Ebay’s PayPal service will
become the preferred payment
provider for purchases |made
on.Yahoo’s site, which pro-
vides a wide array of shopping,
auctions and subscription ser-
vices.
And eBay’ s Skype Injternet
telephone service will be used
to. explore building arlother
marketing vehicle that
allow advertisers to cannect
with prospective customers on
the phone instead of through
their Web sites.
““We'are very. excited
because’it allows us to provide
the best of class in so mahy ser-
vices,” Susan Decker, Yahoo’s
chief financial officer, said dur-
ing:a ‘Thursday interview.
The relationship, however,
won’t extend to China, a;rapid-
ly growing market that has
‘become.a top priority for
Yahoo,and eBay, as well as its

_ major rivals.

Even before teamihg up,
~Yahootand eBay shared a
‘Cominion interest — thwarting
Google’s rapid expansion.

., In-recent months, Google
shassinvaded eBay’s turf by

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_ Google has stressed it has no
o trample eBay, ‘one of
gest advertisers} on jits |
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE



Lending/Credit —

_,Management Posi

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Ce IIR, CSUN TORE ae RRS




. The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related field (i.e.
Secretarial Science, Accounting, Finance or Economics major) as their field of study.

. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.

. Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within three weeks
at the end of each semester.

. The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time) and four
(4) months per year (full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and
any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time studies at COB.

. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed at the Bank.

. The candidate should choose course electives after consultation with the Program
Administrator at the Bank.

. The candidate will report to and consult with the Program Administrator who is responsible
for supervision, work assignments, advice, release of ‘payments and all other administrative

_ and supervisory details.

8. The candidate must be “drug free” throughout the entire three (3) year contract period.

. The candidate should register. for and successfully complete twelve (12) credits per
semester as a full time student.

10. The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the three (3) year period.
11..The.candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program. -

We are seeking to employ for a senior position within our lending team, witha minie
of five years experience in the financial services arena. This role provides service support
~ to senior management and relationship managers in respect of credit related m fiters
and will participate fully as a member of the Bank's junior management.téam.







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This challenging and demanding position will require the job holder to continually improve
a process of credit analysis that will identify and document the strengths and weakneé =
of an allocated portfolio of credit proposals, including analysis of the suitability of sec
offered. The job holder will also be fully involved in the business development actiy ties
of the Bank to generate new lending business. ae,

The job holder will also provide training and guidance as ‘equired to junior. memb
of the Lending department in keeping with the Bank's business objectives.>"*' x

Candidates should:-




Posses a minimum of five years experience of credit analysis
Have an in-depth knowledge of credit risk assessment, measurement and ef
techniques and corporate credit and cash-flow analysis.

Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of the workings: ofthe internafjonal
treasury, capital and securities markets yey “
Demonstrate an ability to work effectively under | pressure

Bee excellent negotiation, communication, ‘inter-personal and:time managehen
skills

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Supervisor/Senior Administrator

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited will pay for the following costs whilst the candidate is enrolled
as a student at COB:

. Tuition and fees at COB up to $2,000.00 per annum.

. A Housing Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,600.00 (year two), and $1,700.00 (year
three).

. A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and $1,600.00
(year three).

. A Book Allowance of $800.00 per annum.

. Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $600.00 per annum (year one) and $1,200.00
per annum (year two).

. Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by the Bank’s
medical doctor prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program)

. Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000. 0 (year one), $3, 200.00
(year two), and $3,500.00 (year three).

COVENANTS

1. No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate during the
selection process.

2. The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to employment or

scholarships at the end of the three (3) year contract period.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of three (3) years as follows:
YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 3: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank’s discretion.

In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first two years of the program.

During the third year, a salary will be paid in lieu of tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for

cost of living increases).

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in COB are not eligible.



unior

In addition to the above management position, we are.also:looking, toifill a more §
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position, with a minimum of 3 years experience in the financial services arena. Sk
will be similar to those above.

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The role involves maintaining excellent internal cammunieatione andalso ensuring the
highest quality customer service to the Bank's client base. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute towards the group’s' investmentstrategy and comment,
as well as dealing face to face with private clients and introducers of business. W@rking
closely with the Business Development Manager, the successful applicant will be




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2. Have asound knowledge and experience of the rules and workings of the ajor
international securities markets :: oa sraera any

3. Have gained a relevant professional. qualification, or be prepared to commehce
studying for such a qualification 5 5

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and the ability to maintain accuracy while working to deadlines.

Attractive salary.and benefits packageia) POEM DAM SOL AGA

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Applications should be submitted by June 9, 2006 to the following address:

Head of Human Resources
P O Box N-4944
Nassau, Bahamas ~ “a

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eBay’ s, honey pot, and: that :

(itked) eBay,” said. Yan

Group analyst Matthew Del’:
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‘ead carefully so.it doesn’t’
amage its existing, relation: :

ship with Google.” .

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ads through Google’ s network a





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Yahoo
Who runs eBay’s marketplace
division. “Google continues to.
», be.an important business part-

00's, said’ John Donahue;

ner, ” Donahue said.
Google: shares dipped 87

-‘¢ents to $380.38 in Thursday’s.
late: afternoon Beading on the -

» Nasdaq. The shares slid by
_ $8.94, or 2.3. per cent, earlier
.. in the session before rebound-

ing on news reports of a deal
that will install Google soft-
ware on Dell Incorporated

computers.

- Yahoo’s ties with eBay nev-

ertheless represent a blow for
' Google, Kessler said.

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Health and Life Insurance

| Human Résduress Deparnnent:

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FRIDAY, MAY 26; 2006, PAGE 5B

@ IN this undated handout image released by Yahoo! a
screen shot of a travel search on the Yahoo! website is shown.
Under a multi-year partnership, Internet powerhouses Yahoo
and eBay are joining forces-in an online brawl with rivals
Google, Microsoft and AOL.

(AP Photo: Yahoo!)

private investment bank limited

is looking for an

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

The position is open to candidates with the following profile:

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in Business Administration or CPS certification

or equivalent

- Minimum 5 years executive secretarial experience in.a similar
capacity, in an offshore bank and trust environment

- Proficient in the use of MS Office applications

-. Shorthand/Speedwriting and excellent typing skills

- Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral,
French an asset

Responsibilities
| - Handle all executive correspondence

- Maintain central client document files

- — Assist with compliance reviews

- Assist in implementing policies and procedures

- Liaise with both local management and Head Office

Personal qualities
- Have an excellent track record for trustworthiness, ponierialit®
and dependability
- Ability to apply independent judgment to diversified tasks and
projects with attention to detail
- Ability to work ina small structure with minimal supervision
| - Possess time management skills
Mountain View, California- - Committed to service excellence
based Google has been steadi-
ly widening its lead in Internet
search over Yahoo since last
summer, according to com-
Score Media Metrix. Through

Applicants should only apply in writing (phone calls will not be
accepted) enclosing a full resume with a covering letter to:

Human Resources Manager

April, Google held a 43.1 per cons fet
cent US market share com- private investment bank limited
PO Box N-3918

pared with Yahoo’s 28 per.cent
share.

Nassau, Bahamas

FIDELITY

has a vacancy for the position of

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Record/prepare/circulate executive meeting minutes
Manage records and filing

Organize schedules and diary systems for both the CFO and
the CEO

Provide customer service to clients & respond to enquiries
and complaints

Type a variety of material and correspondence
Assist with compilation of statistical data, reports and research

General office duties

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Strong organizational skills a must

Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
Shorthand an asset

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Ability to handle stress and to ratilii dade

Professional and discreet nature

Confident and able to manage on own initiative

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive
compensation package including benefits and bonuses
commensurate with his/her experience and performance.

The Human Resource Director
Fidelity
51 Frederick Steet
P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau
f: 326.3000

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PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

Stocks surge on mild.
GDP, housing data

# By CHRISTOPHER WANG
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall
Street barrelled higher Thurs-

day after a drop in existing’

home sales and less-than-
expected growth in economic
activity calmed investors’ infla-
tion jitters and motivated them
to buy stocks following two
weeks of losses.

While first-quarter gross
domestic product growth was
revised upward to an annual
rate of 5.3 per cent, that figure

came in below forecasts for a
5.8 per cent gain. The adjust-
ment came as evidence that the
economy is expanding but at a
controlled pace, which could
keep the Federal Reserve from
boosting short-term lending
rates.

The GDP’s inflation compo-
nent was unchanged at a 3.3 per
cent increase, further easing
anxiety over escalating prices.
Meanwhile, decreased sales of

existing homes stirred Wall.

Street’s hopes that a cooling
housing market will limit the

Legal Notice

NOTICE

pace of economic growth.

Michael Gregory, a senior
economist at BMO Nesbitt
Burns, said a gradual pullback
in median home prices should
weaken consumer spending as
home equity values fall, an
upbeat sign for investors uncer-
tain about whether the Fed has
hiked interest rates enough to
thwart demand and contain
inflation. “The big question now
is will (the economic slowdown)
happen fast enough to stop the
Fed from raising rates in June,”
Gregory said.

“Probably not, but it could
point to an August pause. Infla-
tion tends to creep up after the
economy has turned — we have
to see how that unfolds,” he
said.

Stocks built on a modest

advance from the prior session,
when the major indexes fluctu-
ated wildly before a late rally
pushed them into positive terri-
tory. But the recent erratic trad-
ing showed investors were still
nervous about the economy’s
health and have been unwilling
to take bets.

According to preliminary cal-.

culations, the Dow Jones indus-
trial average gained 93.73, or
0.84 per cent, to 11,211.05. The
Dow is 3.8 per cent off its six-
year closing high of 11,642.65,
reached May 10. -

Broader stock indicators were
sharply higher. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index added 14.31,
or 1.14 per cent, to 1,272.88, and
the Nasdaq composite index
jumped 29.07, or 1.34 per cent,

to 2,198.24.




FROM page 1B

at the Ministry of Local Gov-
ernment and Consumer Pro-
tection Harrsion Thompson
noted the solid economies of
credit union and the vital role
they play in ensuring that
‘Bahamians have a way of saving
and borrowing money.

“The Bahamas Co-operative
Movement in its 30 years of
existence has never recorded
any loss of member savings in
any co-operative. This demon-
‘strates that members’ invest-
ments are sate, » said Mr
Thompson.

it unions, three agricultural, one
fishing, one livestock and a mul-
ti-purpose society located in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Cat Island,
Abaco and the Berry Islands.
In addition, the movement
has introduced three young co-
operatives which serve to teach

of saving money, leadership,
teamwork skills and to expose
them to the entrepreneurial

Movement seeking |
to increase its assets

against their savings

_ centage on fixed deposit tates.

At present, there are 15 cred-

~ discipline.”
young people the importance _
_ to touch her savi
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year by year,” he added. >
For example, he said that his
credit union started in 1974 with
12 members and an initial
deposit of $90. Today there-are! Pt V1
over 11,000 members and $804) ‘iculey
million in total assets. ALE
Mr Bowe said that the credit: Sw 3
union forces Bahamians to save, Jerocced
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been a enuber of the Bahamas |
Public Workers Co- -operative -
credit union for the past nine,
years, said: “It makes me gave
because I don’t have to worry
about going, in to make

deposit. It is automat
deducted from my salary a
end of the month. It is a for


















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EGILI LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000,
EGILI LIMITED, is in dissolution as of MAY 22, 2006.

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

LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

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

ROHILL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE

HR AND OFFICE MANAGER

A leading mid-size professional firm is looking
for someone to serve as both HR and Office
Manager. Applicants must have accredited HR
qualifications, a minimum of 5 years experience

_in HR and possess a good working knowledge
of labour law.

Please send resumes via email to:

HRBahamas@hotmail.com

plan. “It is climbing steadily



spirit,

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manager of the Teachers and
Salaried Workers Co-operative
and Credit Union, explained
that the credit union had grown
in leaps and bounds. ©

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stages, developing the public’s . sive. eee.
trust was the main hurdle, but “They ask you very few ques: cae
once that was resolved, people tions. It is nice when someone ey eae

truly took advantage of the
a number,” she added.



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NOTICE

MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC,

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 15th June, A.D., 2006.
In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any, ;,



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distribution made by the Liquidator.; . .... Soff gels

‘has rel located, The new

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(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 ont
of 2000), ROHILL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in Rea ork
dissolution. CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATORS INC- is the RAYMOND A. ROLLE & Co.,. Liquidator ae
Liquidator and can be contacted at No. 2 Commercial Centre ur
Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands. All persons ‘Suite 3, Grosvenor's Close Saar Nake erat A |
having claims against the above-named company are required ‘Shirley Street eee tinen eb ate |
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts PO. BOX 8s- 49462. ah
or clans to the Liquidator before June 23, 2006. N assau, N: , Bahames:
Telephone: (242) E LEGAL NOTICE
(242) 926-1133 | t
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warns

MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC.

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LEGAL NOTICE Legal Notio®

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

CLEMENTSVALE LIMITED.

NOTICE

(a) MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC. is in dissolution under ~~ f--
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000. "
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(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 22nd day of 9)
May, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted.to and, ., fit;
registered by the Registrar General. CG ea |

OP oan TO BA

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of Northchase, @-,

Drive, Houston, Texas 77002, U.S.A. ; re '

PLUMESTAR SHIPPING GmbH

Bei : NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(In Voluntary Liquidation) Near
(a) CLEMENTSVALE LIMITED. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Business Companies Act 2000.

dissolution, which commenced on the 24th day of May 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp, Inc., PO. Box N-7757

(b) The dissolution of the said company catimencedls on May 22nd,
Nassau Bahamas.

2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and

registered by the Registrar General. Dated the 23rd day of May, 2006. PELL a

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT co. in. r

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Paul Evans, Helvetia Court, at.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 4EE.

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Dated this 26th day of May, A.D. 2006.











ARGOSA CORP. INC:
(Liquidator)

Paul Evans.

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IT Administrator

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
preferred

A+, N+, MCP and CCNA are a bonus
Knowledge of Active Directory, SQL, CISCO
Systems

Web Page Management

3 years experience

Salary commensurate with experience
Attractive benefits

Minimum of two years banking or general office administration
experience

NOTICE
SHERWOOD VENTURES LIMITED.

Knowledge of IBC legislation NE
Knowledge of Bahamas Investment Find Legislation would

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: be an advantage

BIFS Banking certification preferred or with progress being
made to completion

(a) SHERWOOD VENTURES LIMITED. is in volunt
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

Highly motivated and enthusiastic with good time management ie
skills te ott

Ability:to work well in small group enviroment

The dissolution of the said company commenced on May 22nd,
2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Mark Edward Jackman

of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05+02, Singapore 039393. Computer skills essential



All applicants are asked to send their resumes by fax}
for the attention of the Assistant Manager to:

Fax no. 242 394 5975
(NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE)

Dated this 26th day of May, A.D. 2006.



Reply in confidence to:
Fax (242) 394-8430



Mr Mark edward Jackman.
Liquidator







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FROM page 1B

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rently reflected i in the premium
valuation being afforded the
shares.

“We | suggest investors
become familiar with the name
now, and-await-a more suit-
able entrancé point when val-
uation is more reasonable.”

Brean Murray, Carret & Co
acknowledged that Consoli-
dated Water’ s shares should

trade at “a substantial premi-
um” due to its growth potential
and “unique business model”.

It added that Consolidated
Water had the ability to enter
new markets by winning fur-
ther contracts for reverse
osmosis plants, acquire oper-
ations from other providers
and maintain existing opera-
tions.

“The opportunity pipeline
for new contracts is as robust
as ever, and Consolidated

Water has some key techno-
logical and structural compet-
itive advantages over larger
and much better capitalised
companies such as General
Electric and Veolia,” Brean
Murray, Carret & Co said.
“Its cost structure is suffi-
ciently lower, and the company
has the exclusive rights to the
DWEER energy recovery sys-
tem until 2009, which lowers
operational costs by recycling

BUSINESS

‘A growth machine just getting start:

spent energy back into the sea-
water reverse osmosis
process.”

Veolia is directly competing
with Consolidated Water for
the Arawak Cay reverse osmo-
sis plant contract, the French
company acting as the opera-
tor/management partner for
BK Water. The latter is the
Bahamian investor group
headed by Jerome Fitzgerald,

Mark Finlayson and Philip

FRIDAY, MAY: 26,°2006,. PAGE: 7i.-

Kemp.

It is understood that ‘the
Cabinet still has to make a
decision on who to award the
Arawak Cay bid to.

Meanwhile, Brean Murray,



LEGAL NOTICE





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Water-had
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. LEGAL NOTICE

Intertintional Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

OrRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice i is hereby given that in accordance with Section
| 137 (4).of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45«of:2000), OIRAM HOLDING LIMITED

has bee dissolved, and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General-on: the, 23rd day of May, 2006.

Fides Liquidator S Stes eas
Arango+Ofillac ull ‘

2nd Floor; 54th’East!4nd 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Piquidnot
Yours sincejely; rahiie
MOSSACK: FONSECA &' co. (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Lauren Ramsay,. Ls ee ;

Corporate Administrator



NOTICE

"INTHE ESTATE OF ELEANOR K. PATTERSON
late of 2390 State St, Unit IE Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut,
US.A. deceased.

if

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons havin any
claim:or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before
the 1gt day of June, 2006 after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.

j AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date ‘herein before mentioned.



NATALIE OLIVER
Executrix of the Estate of
Eleanor K. Patterson, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama

NOTICE OF SALE

The Town Court Management Company
(I fereafter “the Company’’) invites offers for
the purchase of ALL THAT Unit Number C-
of The Town Court Condominiums situated
on Nassau Street in the Western District of the
Igland of New Providence being a one
bgdroom/one bath apartment unit together with
ALL | THAT 1.26% share in the common
popétty of the Condominiums.
The Company makes no representations or
watranties with respect to the state of repair of
a ee situate thereon.
The Company will sell under Power of Sale
contained in a Declaration of Condominium
of Town Court Condominiums dated 8th
October 1979 which is recorded in Book 3189
at,pages 366 to 405.
TERMS: _ Ten percent (10%) of the
purchase price at the time of
contract and the balance upon
completion within Thirty (30)
days of contract.

This Sale is subject to reserve price. The
Company reserves the right to reject any and
all offers.

'

Interested persons may submit written offers
addressed to the Attorney R. Dorsett, P.O. Box
N-272, Nassau, Bahamas to be received no
later than the close of business on the 2nd day
of June, A.D., 2006.
















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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF WINDELL NORMAN
MAXAM (also known as WENDELL N. MAXAM) late of #5
McLindi House, in the City of Freeport, on the island of Grand

Bahama, within 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
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before

ithe 1st day of June, 2006 after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.



AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or

before the date herein before mentioned.

BULA MAY DELEON
Executrix of the Estate of
Wendell N. Maxam, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama







NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF MAX BUSLIK late of 220
Central Park South, New York, New York, U.S.A. deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons havin any

claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send



the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before
the 1st day of June, 2006 after which date the Executors will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted

to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or

before the date herein before mentioned.

DENNISON & CO
Executors of the Estate of
Betty Buslik, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama





































International Business Companies Act (Na 4S ot 206 1G) {
AFRINVEST SECURITIE ‘s LiUMir a
(In Voluntary Liquidation) h

Bates i

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section. f
137 (4) of the fiternational Business © onan es Act |



(No. 45 of 2000), AFRINVEST § SEC! TLRS
LIMITED has been dissolved: and ede off t

Register according to the Certificate of Dissoh
issued by the Registrar General on the” 23rdidey of
May, 2006.

Exulta Anstalt
Kirchstrasse 33,
FL-9490 Vaduz
Liquidator







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Yours sincerely,

MOSSACK FONSECA & CO. (BAHAMAS) LIMITED a
Lauren Ramsay, :
Corporate Adminisirator



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Notice ts he baby given in ee ne Ay it th Sect
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NOTICE =

IN THE ESTATE OF BETTY BUSEEK Jete of 22
Central Park South. New: York. New York. U/S.A GeCCus

NOTICE is hereby given that all persors havin av

claim or demand against the above Estate. are required to os



the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned, on 01
the Ist day of June, 2006 atter Which date the Exccuts
proceed to distribute the asscets having 1 eward oniy die chia

of which shall then have had tietice:

AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons mice Pics &
to the said Estate are requestedto make fat settle mention o ee

before the date herein before mentioned.

DENNISON & CO
Exeeutors of the Estate 0}
Betty Buslik, deceased
C/O. BO. Box bt I 88s
Freeport, Grand Bahama

AAALAC ESE LESTE PEAS HONE ZA



RARELY AR MEM DCE AOE

NOTICE UU

IN THE ESTATE OF MERREL AE DORSEY) i
of 15B Paradise Lane tn the City of Preeport ai ihe teu bey
Grand Bahama one of the Islands of the ¢

Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE ts hereby givea that all ps
claim or demand against the above Estate are
the same duly certified th writing to the ander
the Ist day of June. 2006 after whieh dare if: piu 5
proceed to distribute the asseets haying. i "
of which shall then have had notice aK

ea thet a Yeas

AND NOTICE ts here by gn

to the said Estat requested to iia \ i \

before the date herein before mentioned.

MERRIL AND LUCY DORSETT
Exeeutors of the Bstate ot
Merril Dorsett, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-4lsss
Freeport, Grand Bahama

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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS? REPORT werk ae ‘ Me cee ated

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2005: gS

Statement of Changes in Eguty ieee ee ee oe
Statement of Cash Flows _
Susement of Life Assurance Fund eS
Notes vo Financial Sintménis

Deloitte. -

WNOEPENDENT AUDITORS! REPORT.



To the Shareholders of Pa ea a
-Leurentide Insurance and Morigage Cimpany Limited

‘We: have audited, the accompanying. balancé. ‘sheet of ‘Launeaside, insurance. ‘end Monge” ao

Company Limited’ (the “Company”) as ‘of December 31, 2005, and. ‘the related statements OF oe,

income, chariges:in equity, cash flows and life ‘assurance ‘find for the:yeat then enided, eThesé 2
_ financial ‘statements are ‘the responsibility. of the Company’s management. . Ou pespotey: is.

to express an opinion of these financial statements based on our audi :








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AS OF DECEMGER 31,2008










$6 e701, 10 aa
7983, Mg

Authorized, tsaued snd my pit
_ 105,000 shares at $2.86 each
Retained camnings (Note 3) |
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Life ‘ssurance, Ned (Note 4)” ‘
"Interest i income - pent company oe 6) ee

Tota i income Sotees i
/EXPENSES:'

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cater ceeabiabat :
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008
(Eovenssed i Bahai ;

‘nates Beco i, 2003, sa eva ae a
reported (Note 5): mak



Prior period adjustinent gt ak ae eno oe ‘70,0 000)
Balance at December 31, 2003, as restated: se S08 eee 6,961,104 ~ °7,261,404-
‘Nat Income, a rete (Nok 5): a 594,993. 3,134,993
Dividends . a < : “1@;$00:000) 42,500,000).

"Balance ot December 31, 2004 ” 00,300°... 7,596,097: 7,896,397
* Netincome 2 oN gee ott on, ORS "9,089,128
Dividends paste he i More st . gi : ets . cites = aoe 000) BS00,000) °

Balance at December 31, 2005 Sie he ca

ee The accompanying totes form 3 an inter pan of these financial eiateienis.

ane CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY:

‘DEPOSIT - PARENT, BEGINNING OF YEAR ©

STATEMENT OF LIFE ASSURANCE FUND
:/ YEAR ENDED DECEMBER: 31, 2005
(expressed in Bahamian dollars)

- LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, BEGINNING OF YEAR,

THE 2 TRIBUNE BUSINESS

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

“YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2005

(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
, (Restated)

2005 2004
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: j K ,

. Net income $ 3,089,128 $ 3,134,993
Decrease (increase) in accrued interest receivable and other assets 2,325 (3,700)
. Increase in life assurance fund 4,034,985 169,818

61,246 17,647

7,187,684 3,318,758

Increase in accrued interest payable and other liabilities
Net cash from operating activities

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITY:
Increase i in due from parent company

(652,699) __ (648,940).

(2,500,000) “(2,500,000)\

‘Dividends paid ;
é NET INCREASE IN DEPOSIT - PARENT | 4,034,985 169,818

| 6,781,112 __ 6,611,294
DEPOSIT - PARENT, END OF YEAR $10,816,097 $ 6,781,112.

the accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. ‘

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

(Restated)
2005 2004

$ 6,781,112 $ 6,611,294

AS RESTATED ~
"PREMIUMS RECEIVED 13,479,790 __ 7,446,612,
ee - 20,260,902 _ 14,057,906
> LBSS: nes : ahd
' * “Death claims - 488,453 690,139.
Commissions (Note 6) j 1,347,979. 744,661,
Tax.on premiums f : 352,260 - - 223,398.
"Refunds ' 4,793,741 . 3,162,686

2,462,372 _ 2,455,910

Life assurance income (Note 4)
9,444,805 7,276,794

‘LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, END OF YEAR $10,816,097 $6,781,112

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

"NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS : ied Ege opp |

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2005 uit SUN AE Se
4. INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY . ; ys

Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (“the Company”), is a whely-own
_ subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank Limited (the: “Parent”).

The Company is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas ‘and
registered under provisions of The Insurance Act, 1969. !

The principal business of the Company is.to provide:credit life assurance. in respect of
borrowers from its parent company. The. registered office is located at GTC ret
Services Ltd., P.O. Box SS-5383, Nassau, Bahamas.. é

reds SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICY

Basis of preparation - The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
International’ Financial Reporting Standards, The preparation of financial statements in
conformity with International: Financial Reporting Standards requires management to make
estimates and: assumptions that affect the -reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the,
reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could |
differ from those estimates.

The significant accounting policy followed by the Company is as follows:

\ a, © Life-assurance fund - All receipts from the life assurance business of the Company are
: eredited to a life assurance fund as required by The Insurance Act, 1969, under which
- the Company is registered. The fund is reduced in respect of expenses of the life
" «assurance business and any surplus disclosed by actuarial valuation. :

“b. . Revenue ~ Revenue is recognized on an accrual basis, except for fees and commission
“income that is recognized on a cash basis. fate assurance income is deferred and
_ amortized over the life of the loan. Ne ‘

C. Related parties - Related ne include officers, directors and shareholders of
- Commonwealth Bank Limited.

a Oe ASSETS OF LIFE ASSURANCE BUSINESS —

_ . Section 17 of The Insurance Act, 1969; stipulates that: - ; A \
a,» The assets of the life assurance fund of a registered insurer:

i. shall be a8 absolutely the security of the life policyholders as though the insurer
carried on no business other than life assurance business;

ii, shall not be liable for contracts of the registered life assurer carrying’ on thant
business or insurance business for which it would not have been liable. had the.
business of the insurer been only that of life insurance; and .

iii, shall not be applied, directly or indirectly, for any purposes other than those’ to
_ which the fund is sepleee

"bh: In the winding up of a-Jife assurer the value of the liabilities and assets of his life
assurance fund shall be ascertained separately from the value of any other liabilities or

- assets and no assets of the life assurance fund shall be applied to the discharge of any:
liabilities other than those towards life jeclieyiese except insofar as those assets’

exceed those liabilities. ;

\

4 LIFE ASSURANCE INCOME

An actuaiial valuation, which is based on the greater of thé actuarially computed ratty
reserve, including a reserve for mortality fluctuation, or the total of unearned premiums, was
prepared as of December 31, 2005. As a consequence $2,462,372 (2004: $2,455,910), being
premiums distributable otherwise than to policyholders, was credited to income during the
year.

8. PRIOR PERIOD ERROR |
During 2005, the Company discovered that the entire insurance premium on ‘some of its
portfolio was credited to income at the time the loans were granted. The impact of the
foregoing on existing loans represents a deferment of income to, be recognized over the life of
the loan. In the case of loans paid off before maturity, these amounts represent Hsbinyes due
to customers.

The error occurred from 2003 until it was discovered. As a result, these financial statements
have been restated in accordance with IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in. Accounting
Estimates and Errors. The effect of the restatement is summarized below. There is no effect
on the 2005 financial statements.

Effecton Effect on

2004 2003
Increase in deposit - parent $ 503,000. $ 270,000

$512,000 $ =|

$503,000 $ 270,000
$512,603 $ 270,000

$242,603 $ 270,000
$ 242,603

» $__ 270,000

Decrease in due from parent
Increase in life assurance fund
Decrease in retained earnings
Decrease in life assurance, net

Decrease in net income

6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES

During the year the Company paid commissions of $1,347,979 (2004: $744,661) to its parent
for life assurance business. Deposits with parent and due from parent balance cam interest at
the Bahamian prime rate. The Company also pays an annual management fee of $300,000
(2004: $300,000) to its parent for undertaking its administrative activities.

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PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

Australia
defeat
Greece in
World Cup
warm-up

MELBOURNE,
Australia

Associated Press

AUSTRALIA beat
Greece 1-0 Thursday
on Josip Skoko’s goal
in the 16th minute in
an exhibition game
before a record soccer
crowd of 95,103 at the
Melbourne Cricket
Ground.

The Australians
leave for the Nether-
lands on Friday for a
June 4 exhibition with
the Dutch before their
World Cup opener
against Japan on June
12 in Germany. They
sealed their first tour-
nament berth since
1974 after winning a
series with Uruguay
last November.

Stunning |

Greece, after a stun-
ning win at Euro 2004,
failed to qualify for
the World Cup and
was using this game as
preparation for 2008

@ SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

AFTER getting off to a shaky
start, the New Providence Soft-
ball Association is now in full
swing and the only thing that
can slow them down is the
inclement weather.

The league has had to post-
pone one or two games because
of the rain, but president Steve
‘Garbo’ Coakley said whenever
they have an off night, they will
try to make up those. games to
avoid a backlog at the end of
the season.

Surprises

After a full month, the league
has been a competitive one in
both the men’s and women’s
divisions with some surprises
and some disappointments.

On the men’s side, the sur-
prise came from the Stingrays
Sporting Club, which has
emerged on top of the stand-
ings with an impressive 4-0 win-

loss record.

Last year’s champions Elec-
tro Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz
have been the biggest disap-
pointment, having lost all four
games played. And runners-up

TBS Truckers are not doing

much better, having won just
one. of their three games. .
On the ladies’ side, the Elec-

tro Telecom Wildcats have °

reeled off three straight victo-
ries after losing their opening
game by default. Electro Tele-
com are tied at the top of the
standings with the Bommer
George Swingers, who suffered
their only loss to the Wildcats.

Proper Care Pool Lady

‘Sharks, are winless after losing

two close encounters in their
previous games.

The Lady Sharks will attempt
to crack the winner’s circle on
Saturday night when they take
on last year’s runners-up DHL
Brackettes, who are 1-2.

In Saturday’s feature game,
the rematch of last year’s final
will take place as Truckers try
to stay ahead of the struggling

SPORTS

Softball hoping to
weather the storm







Dorcy Park Boyz, minus the
Minus brothers and pitcher
Edney ‘the Heat’ Bethel.
While Bethel has returned to
play in Exuma, Mario and
Andy Ford have had their
“indefinite” suspension reduced

_to 10-games by the NPSA for

their “unsportsmanlike con-
duct” during the awards pre-
sentation on opening night.

League president Steve ‘Gar-
bo’ Coakley said after the shaky
start, he’s pleased with the way
things have settled down, but
he’s still hoping that they can
attract more fans to the stadi-
um.

“As the season progress,
things should pick up as we
head towards a successful 2006
season,” he projected. “We still
have a long way to go, so there’s
still plenty of softball to play.”

In the last games played
Tuesday night, the Swingers
pulled off another victory with a
14-6 triumph
Whirlpool Eagles and the
Stingrays held off the Dorcy
Park Boyz 7-5.

over the,

© Here’s a summary of those
games played:

@ Swingers 14, Eagles 6:
Rebecca Moss went 3-for-5 with
four runs scored; Dorothy Mar-
shall and Theresa Miller were
both 1-for-4 with two RBIs and
two runs scored and Christine
Hanna was 1-for-4 with a run
scored to lead Bommer George.

Desiree Taylor picked up the
win, while Kim Neymour was
tagged with the loss.

For Whirlpool, Cassie Smith

was 2-for-2 with a run; Thela .

Johnson 1-for-2 with two RBIs
and Neymour was 1-for-3 with a
run scored.

M@ Stingrays 7, Dorcy Park
Boyz 5: Byron Ferguson had a
grand slam home run with his
only hit in four plate appear-
ances to lead the Stingrays.

Rudy ‘Vida Blue’ Williams

came out on top of Rodney
Taylor on the mound.

Lou Johnson led Electro
Telecom with a perfect 2-for-2
night with two RBIs and a run
scored.



England in control

IN BRIEF

m@ SOFTBALL
GBASA UPDATE



The Grand Bahama Ama-* ~~
teur Softball Association con-
tinued its regular season: ;
action at the St. Paul’s Col- »: <,
lege Park with the Bahama-
sair Flyers pulling off a 13-7- =:

victory over the BTC Com- =» =:

municators.
Beth Hall got the win over
Latoya Humes.

For the Flyers, Erica? = 2. ©

Roberts was 3-for-4 with two” ~

doubles and four RBI's arid. 7

Tara Evans was 2-for-4 with a ~
homerun and an RBI.
For the Communicators, |
Latoya Humes was 2-for-3:° --
In a men’s game, the



Chance's Panthers won over? $=) =;

the Hong Kong Cuisine Hur-* ;
ricanes 11-7: 2
Brian "Ninja" Neely was° .
the winning pitcher and Ken
Storr was tagged with the loss. :.

For the Panthers, ‘Angelo’ =" *. 2)

Lockhart was 2-for-4 with a, «

double and an RBI and = - H

Andrey Gardiner was 1-for-4

with a homerun and two <':

RBI's. For the Hurricanes,
Larry Russell Jr. was 3-for-4 _
with a double and three: =
RBI's. Be ee ie
Fast pitch:action continued -
Thursday tomorrow at 7pm
when the Triple Play Pearls
took on the Bahamasair Fly-
ers (LFP) and at.8:45:pm the
Hong Kong Cuisine.Hurri-_.
canes played the Union
Knights (MFP). oD
Fast pitch action will break: -
until June 7th as a result of
the Fourth Annual
Cornelius « "Money". .
Williams Men and Co-ed
Slow Pitch Invitational Tour-.

















nament, June 1st 4th (Labour: -



European champi- | MCRICKET Pietersen not out 30 and night

onship qualifiers in BIRMINGHAM, England watchman Matthew Hoggard on 2. Day Holiday weekend).

September. Associated Press Liam Plunkett took 3-43 off 12
Skoko scored with a overs for England, while Hoggard, @ SOFTBALL

left-footed strike from ENGLAND'S bowlers skittled | Andrew Flintoff and Sajid Mah- GSSSA RESULTS

mood took two wickets each.
England's nine dropped catches
in the first test at Lord's let Sri Lan-
‘ka hold on for a draw when.the
home team should easily have won:
Despite a few more blemishes
Thursday, England was in
control.

Sri Lanka's batting lineup for 141
by tea and the home team trailed
by just three runs with seven wick-
ets in hand at stumps on the open-
ing day of the second test at Edg-
baston.

At the close, England was 138-3
in its first innings, with Kevin

just outside the penal-
ty area after Marco
Bresciano’s corner
kick. Bresciano had

a free kick eight min-
utes later, but shot
wide.

The Government Sec-
ondary; Schools Sports Asso-
ciation continued its softball
regular season action on
Wednesday at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex with
the following results posted:







System

Greece coach Otto
Rehhagel broke;
his 4-5-1 syst
ing with a 4#4:2 that
did not include captain
Theodoros Zagorakis.
Zagorakis entered as a
midfielder midway
through the game, and:
the Greeks started the
second half with a rush
by applying more pres-
sure on and off the
ball. :

Zagorakis’ missed
shot in the 70th
minute was Greece’s
best chance.

Australian goalkeep-
er Zeljko Kalac, a sur-
prise choice over Mark
Schwarzer, wasn’t
forced to make a save
until the last 10 min-
utes.

Forwards Harry
Kewell and John
Aloisi and midfielder
Tim Cahill did not
play for Australia
because of injury.



Bahamas.

Bahamas.






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LINDA MITCHELL OF 157 NE
68 TERR, MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33138 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EROLD LA’ CROIX OF ETHEL
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

‘NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY DOREUS OF GOLD
COIN LANE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 26TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand






































Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSARIO URIBE OF OJEDA,
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 13TH day of MAY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MONIQUE LA’ CROIX OF
ETHEL STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GILBERT CHERIME OF EAST | .”
STREET, P.O. Box SS-19950, 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box




















ESRI LANKA'S Muttiah
Muralitharan, top, bowls. the
ball which claims the wicket
of England's Marcus Trscoth-
ick, right, for 27 on the first
day of the second cricket Test
Match in Birmingham,, Eng-
land, Thursday May 25, 2006.

(AP Photo/Jon Super)









Bahamas.









NOTICE |

NOTICE is hereby given that THERESA GRAY OF TAYLOR }..
STREET, P.O. Box N-3841, 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible ||.
-for Nationality. and Citizenship, P-O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEISHA SIMMS OF P.O. BOX F-41875,
‘FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any |:
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 26TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,

i ondary Schools Sports Asso-> *

SENIOR BOYS.

RM Bailey Pacers knocked
off the Government High
Magics 13-3 as Patrick Rolle

i picked: up the win on the

mound.

Dame Doris Johnson Mys-
tic Marlins out-slugged the
RM Bailey Pacers 19-10 as .
Charles Cooper got the win:
on the mound.

Hae oH

SENIOR GIRLS
CR Walker Knights pol-

: ished off the CI Gibson Rat-

tlers-11-01 behind the stellar
pitching of Thela Johnson.

JUNIOR BOYS
CC Sweeting Scorpions ©
routed the HO Nash Lions
24-17 with Jason Mitchell
coming out’as the winner on
the mound.
JUNIOR GIRLS
CC Sweeting Scorpions: =
nipped the HO Nash Lions ~
15-14, thanks to Kendice Hig-
gs’ pitching.

m SOCCER
GSSSA SEMIFINAL

CR Walker Knights nipped’ =
the Government High Magics: -
3-2 in the Government Sec-

]

ciation’s senior girls soccer, -
semifinal playoff action on
Wednesday in double over-
time.

CR Walker will:now go on: '.
to play the CC Sweeting -
Cobras in the championship
on Wednesday. a

In the senior boys’ cham-
pionship, the Dame Doris
Johnson Mystic Marlins will
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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

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By KELSIE
JOHNSON

Junior Sports
Reporter

FOLLOWING in the
footsteps of the Golden
Girls’ 4x100 metre team
hasn’t been easy for the
Bahamas, but now, with
the likes of Sheniqua
Ferguson and Nivea
Smith making their
mark, that may be
changing.

Ferguson, who is
leading the charge for
young aspiring sprinters
in the nation, is ranked
fourth among the junior.
females in the world

onds in the 200m, while
Smith is holding the -
third fastest time for /
the youth females in the
same event.

On the junior world

list Ferguson is trailing
Americans Alexandria
Anderson, who clocked
23.16 seconds, team-
mate Brittany Jones is
sitting in second with a
season’s best of 23.61
seconds leaving Muriel
Ahoure to settle for
third with 23. 33 Sec-
onds..

Smith has clocked
23.66 seconds for the

23:44 seconds also

the second ranked 200m
runner on the perform-
ers list for youths in the
world. Brittany Jones of
United States is ranked
number one with a time
of 23.31 seconds.
Ferguson is a 17-year-

Jordan Prince William
and Smith a 15-year-old
eleventh grade student
attending Catholic High
in Grand Bahama.
Ferguson, who com-:
peted for the Bahamas
at the Carifta Games,
won the open women’s
200m in a time of 23.44
seconds and finished up

11.63 seconds.
At the Carifta level,

four medals, two com-
ing from individual
events. In the 100m
Smith clocked 11.90
seconds for a bronze’
medal and 23.66 sec-
onds for a gold medal
in the 200m.

The last time the *
Golden Girls competed
on the international
level was 2001, this
team included Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie,
Pauline Davis-Thomp-
son, Eldece Lewis-

Sturrup.

The team which ran
in the recent (2004)
Olympic Games includ-
ed Tamika Clarke,
Phillipa Arnett-Willie -
and Shandria Brown.

Smith was selected to
run as a member of the

team at the Penn
Relays last year.

On the men’s side
Karlton Rolle is ranked
fourth in the 200m on
‘the world youth’s list of
top performers with his
Carifta gold medaling -
time of 21.33 seconds.

Rolle’s time is not far
off the top time posted
by Wilhelm Van Der
Veyver of Russia, 20.91
seconds, Harry Adams
of United States’ 21.05
seconds and Yohan
Blake of Jamaica’s time
of 21.12 seconds.



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& BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

EVEN though it’s been almost two
years since he last fought, Freeman ‘the
Natural’ Barr has made it clear that he
isn’t finished yet.

Still with SJC Boxing Club in Fort
Myers, Florida, Barr said as soon as he is
fully recovered from a medical problem
that has hampered his progress, he will
be back in the ring.

The 32-year-old Andros native was
scheduled to fight a “tune-up” in his return
two weeks ago in New York, but his oppo-
nent from Alabama had to pull out after a
‘car accident.

When contacted on Thursday, Barr said
he’s trying to get “the rust” off him
because he’s been sick.

“T-had to get steroids injected into my
eyes,” he said. “So I have to wait to get it

Freeman rea
for his comeback



out of my system before I really go back
full streak at it.

Moving up from the super middleweight
to light- -heavyweight division, Barr last
fought in May; 2004 and because he was-

n’t at full strength, the doctors examined
him and discovered the problem he had in
hiseyes.

Since then, he was injected with steroids
to clear up his problem. But Barr said he
returned to the doctor earlier this year
and he was given the “go ahead” to get
back in training. x

- won’t be 100 per'cent until I get off the

Now the question is, can Barr make a
successful comeback?

“Most definitely, I will make a come-
back,” he charged. “I just have to get over
the ring rust first before I can think about
making it big, But I know I can make it at
175 (pounds) as a light-heavyweight.

“Once I can get my health together
again, I know I will be okay. I know I
*
steroids. But right now I’m about 90 per
cent. I just want a couple of tune-ups to get
ready.” —










Sporting a 26- 4 win-loss record, Barr,
who resides in Naples where he works as
an electrician, is back in the ring in Fort
Myers where he’s training on a daily
basis.

Canton, who has been involved with
Barr since he left the Bahamas to go to
Florida in 1992 just after he launched his
pro career, said it’s been a “frustrating
process”:for the comeback.

After the promoter cancelled the last
show, Canton said he’s been forced to
look at putting on Barr’s comeback in
Fort Myers where he had a very large fol-
lowing before he was sidelined.

“We’re just trying to get a date at the
end of July when we can properly pro-
mote the fight as Freéman makes his -
comeback,” Canton stated.

“He was ready last week. He weighed i in
at 175, but the fight didn’t come off. He’s
looking pretty good. We’re just waiting
for him to get back in the ring.”



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court in bas ketball clinic.

‘BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
‘Junior Sports Reporter

THE dominant play of Eve-
lyn Bain and Shekira Knowles
on the court has inspired col-
legiate coach Teresa Stuck to
host a three day mini-basket
clinic here in the capital.
~- Stuck, the head coach and
athletic director for the Kirt-
land Community College
(Firebirds), is hoping to re-
introduce the fundamental
aspects of the game to several.
high school athletes attending
the CR Walker high school.

- The clinic, which started
yesterday, is expected to wrap-
up on Saturday with all ses-
sions being conducted on the
school’s playing grounds at
Balliou. Hill Road. Kirtland
Community College is locat-
ed in Roscommon, Michigan.

Bain and Knowles are for-
mer students of CR Walker
who went on to compete’ on
the collegiate level last fall.

Their presence on the team
has been beneficial and,
according to Bain, the transi-
tion process wasn’t that hard.

System

She said: “When I first went
I thought it would have been
hard, but its not that hard. It
was a little rough coming into
a different system, but I
adjusted. Having the opportu-
nity to play on the collegiate
level is great.

“T’ve learned a lot. The
practice session isn’t anything
like the ones over here, it is
more physical and I wasn’t
used to that, but once I did I
was able to adjust pretty easi-
ly.”

Although the Firebirds’ end-
ed the regular season with an
11-17, they gained experience
from playing with high ranked

teams within the country.
According to Stuck, playing

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ach Teresa Stuck.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune staff)

She added: “I saw some of

these top ranked teams give
her team members the experi-
ence they need to dethrone
opponents in their conference.

She said: “My dream is to
start an exchange programme
with the College of the
Bahamas, where players from
here can come over, play and
obtain their associates degree
at the same time.

i

“TI was fortunate to build a
relationship with Kent Light-

bourne from CR Walker. This

relationship has been pros-
perous for both Kent and I
and so I am looking forward to
continuing on with it.

“You know what I have
found since recruiting Evelyn
and Sherika is that the
Bahamian athletes have tal-
ent, they can get down the

court faster than some of the
other athletes, so this is good.
But the down part with this is
their fundamentals.”

At the clinic, Stuck said
working on the campers’ fun-
damental skills will be her
main focus.

On the opening day (yester-
day), Stuck went through
some passing, dribbling main-
ly with the left hand, boxing

out and shooting drills.

With the clinic set to go for
three days, Stuck said her
focus will be on strengthening
the camper’s weak spots in the
game, also enhancing their
strengths.

While conducting the clinic
Stuck will be looking to offer
several senior players scholar-
ships to be a part of the Fire-
birds’ teams.

the athletes the last time I was
here and I was pretty
impressed with the aient the
school has.”

Stuck and her team mem-
bers will be in Nassau until
Sunday. The coach along with
assistant coach Tom Ritter and
the players received assistance
with their trip from the Nassau

Palm Resort.



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escape intwo
separate incidents |

- THREE refugees escaped
from the Detention Centre this

week in two separate incidents -

just a month after a group of
Cubans also made a clean get-
away from the holding facility.

Although details were still
sketchy up..to,press.time. last.
night, reports indicate that
Demont Baker, a Jamaican,
escaped on Saturday, followed
by two Cuban women who

broke out of the Carmichael.

Road facility in the early hours
of yesterday.

Despite the Jamaican avis
escaped last weekend, the pub-
lic was not informed of the inci-
dent until yesterday.

In its attempts to find out
more details about the two
break-outs, The Tribune yes-
terday unsuccessfully contact-
ed all the appropriate agencies
and offices. :

Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of National Security
Cynthia Pratt was the only gov-
ernment official to respond to
questions about the break-outs
— even though the Detention
Centre does not fall under her
portfolio.

Mrs Pratt explained that she
had little information to offer,
because, although Defence
Force officers assist at the
Detention Centre, immigration
officials are responsible for the
facility.

The deputy prime minister

said that according to her infor- _

mation, a Jamaican man

escaped sometime on Saturday.
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fence somehow,” she said.

In the case of the two Cuban.
women who escaped from the
Centre yesterday, Mrs Pratt said
she was told that it happened
some time between 3am and
Sam.

Other reports indicated that
the women cut through one of
the fences — a similar method
that was used by the three

_Cuban men who fled the Deten-

tion Centre last month.
However, The Tribune was
unable to verify any further
details about the escapes.
Police said they could not
comment on the incidents as
this was a sensitive issue and
the Ministry of Labour and

_Immigration would issue a

statement later in the day.
Permanent secretary of
National Security Mark Wilson

. referred questions to Thelma
Beneby, permanent secretary

at the Ministry of Labour and

‘Immigration.

The Tribune left messages for
both Ms Beneby and Mr Ver-
non Burrows, director of immi-
gration. Mr Burrows returned
the call and referred the mat-
ter to Weston Saunders, assis-
tant director of immigration.
However, all messages to Mr
Saunders went unanswered.
Employees in the department
were unable to locate him.,

_ Calls to the cellular phone of
Minister of Immigration Shane
Gibson also remained unan-

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AG defends sending
police officer case
to Supreme Court

ATTORNEY General and iainistet of
Legal Affairs Allyson Maynard-Gibson

defended her position of sending ay

manslaughter case directly to the Supreme
Court rather than having the matter tried at
the coroner’s level. '

Desmond Bannister, the lawyer for
police officer Nathaniel Charlow who is
charged with the March 27 shooting death
of Deron Bethel a constituent of Mrs May-
nard-Gibson, stated that the minister has

brought the concerns of her constituency

into her role as attorney general.
However, Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that
filing manslaughter charges against Mr
Charlow was not a conflict of interest, but
simply a part of her constitutional duties.
“Mr Director of Public Prosecutions has

‘already spoken about the role of the attor-

ney general and also explained to thé entire
Bahamian community that there is nothing
unusual about the circumstances of this
case. I have already explained to the entire
Bahamian community the manner in which
I will approach my constitutional respon-
sibility as attorney general,” she said.

SEE page 15

Defence Force
officer may be back
in custody after
three year search

@ By MARK HUMES



A MEMBER of the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force, being sought for almost
three years, may be back in police custody,
according to a source attached to the Roy-
al Bahamas Police Force.

According to sources, the officer in ques-
tion was first arrested in 2003 in connection
with an attempted cocaine smuggling inci-
dent at Nassau International Airport.

However, before being officially sen-
tenced for the offence, it is said that the
officer disappeared.

Yesterday, a police source revealed that
the officer may have been taken into cus-
tody on Tuesday night in the Nassau Vil-

‘lage area. However, all particulars sur-

rounding the arrest’ and his location was
still not clear.

Assistant Commissioner in charge of
Crime with the Royal Bahamas Police
Force, Reginald Ferguson, when contacted
by The Tribune about the officer in ques-

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Keva Major’s bid to
avoid extradition: :

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

DWIGHT and Keva Major's bid to
avoid extradition to the United States on
substantial drug charges has been dealt
another major blow.

The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled
that the Majors’ appeal to overturn the
ruling of a local Supreme Court judge who
decided against their “habeas corpus”
application last year was “without merit”.

That application had been based on the
grounds that the Majors felt that they were
being unlawfully detained. Justice Lorris
Ganpatsingh handed down the appellant
court’s decision yesterday morning on
behalf of himself, President of the Bahamas
Court of Appeal Dame Joan Sawyer and
Justice Emmanuel Osadebay.

In brief, Justice Ganpatsingh informed
the Majors and their attorney Michael
Kemp that the justices had considered the
views stated in the Majors’ appeal and
found that they were without merit and
noted that their reasons were outlined in
their written judgment which he did not

SEE page 14







PAGE 2, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

THE TRIBUNE








m By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport

Reporter

FREEPORT - The son of a
well-known Grand Bahama
businessman was killed in a
horrific traffic accident early
Thursday morning when the
vehicle he was driving crashed
into.a,concrete wall and
exploded in flames.

According to police reports,
the accident occurred around
2.10am on Midshipman Road,
just éast of Booty Drive, and
involved a Nissan 350 sports
Car.

Although police had not yet
received positive identifica-
tion Thursday afternoon of
the badly burned remains, the
victim’is presumed to be that
of 23-year-old Nikito Ver-
doulis — the son of Menas
Verdoulis, owner of Grand
Bahama Farms.

Although no one could be
reached for comments up to
press time, the family is said to
be devastated by the tragedy.

Inspector Loretta Mackey
said police are still continuing
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control just east of Booty Dri-
ve.

The vehicle crashed into a
concrete wall with a chain link
fence, overturned and burst
into flames. The car was total-
ly destroyed by fire.

Inspector Mackey said “as a
result of the extent of the
burns to the lone occupant of
the car, the driver, a positive
identification could not be
made immediately.”

According to reports, Niki-
to had just returned home
from completing studies at
college abroad. It is believed
that he had just left the fish
fry at Smith’s Point.

The family has been con-
tacted, but police are await-
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dental records before official-
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Seven dead in Havana
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SEVEN people died as a result of heavy rains and flooding in the
Cuban capital this week, state-run media reported Thursday,
according to Associated Press. :

The Communist Party daily newspaper Granma listed the vic-
tims, who ranged in age from 18. to 75, but provided no specific
causes of death. :

A sudden, two-hour downpour late Tuesday dumped 120 mil-
limeters (nearly 5 inches) of rain in the capital. Areas near the city’s
rivers were most affected, Granma said.

Water cisterns at hospitals and offices citywide were contami-
nated, and electricity was affected in several parts of town, the
newspaper reported. Traffic tunnels were flooded and shut down.

The rains have also suspended Cuba’s national championship
baseball series. Game three of the baseball championship between
the Havana team Industriales and Santiago de Cuba was rained out
Tuesday, then suspended Wednesday night as well.

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In brief

McKinnon:
our future
depends on
the younger
generation

THE future of the
Commonwealth depends
on the younger genera-
tion according to Secre-
tary-general Don McKin-
non. '

Mr McKinnon said that
one of his major aims is
therefore to put young
people at the centre of
the Commonwealth’s
work and to promote
youth programmes, par-
ticularly in relation to
HIV/AIDS.

“The Commonwealth
is not going to have
much of a future if
young people don’t know
about the Common-
wealth so I’ve made edu-
cating them my mission
in life,” he said.

“Every place that I go
to I talk to groups of
young people — I think
the last time I was here
in the Bahamas I spoke
to a group of young peo-
ple.

“T’ve spoken to groups
of all sizes to keep them
informed about why we
exist and what we do.”

Mr McKinnon was
speaking during the sixth
Commonwealth Youth
Ministers Meeting,
which is taking place
May 22 to 26 in New
Providence.

Discussions at the
meeting are focussed
around youth poverty,
crime and HIV/AIDS.
Ministers and other dele-
gates will be exploring ~
the role unemployment
plays in all of these
social ills..

The secretary general
pointed out that many of:
the crimes committed by
youths are a direct result
of their inability to find
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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 3



National
tournament
for judo
federation

THE Bahamas Judo Federa-
tion will host its national cham-
pionships at Loyola Hall on
Gladstone Road on Saturday.

Several schools and more
than 200 competitors are
expected to participate.

This year’s special guest will
be Dr Omar Echavarria. Dr
Echavarria has a doctorate in
Medicine and a masters degree
in oriental medicine. He is a 9th

degree black belt in Miyama- °

ryu Combat Ju-jutsu and a cer-
tified rank examiner. Dr
Echavarria is also a recipient of
the Sports Award from the Uni-
versal Martial Arts Hall of
Fame.

There will be demonstrations
in sword fighting, stick fighting
and self-defence techniques. In
addition the martial arts of
karate, judo and jujutsu will also
be demonstrated for the pub-
lic.

Bahamas Judo Federation
president D’Arcy Rahming
said: “This will probably be the
largest martial arts tournament
of its kind in the Bahamas.”

The Bahamas Judo Federa-
tion has been revitalizing judo
as a sport in the Bahamas and
now boasts more than 300
active members. “We want the
public to know that their child
could be an Olympic judo
champion. It is our goal to pro-
duce an athlete in the next two
Olympics and bring home a
gold medalist within the next
three Olympics”, said Rahming.

“Our goal is nothing short of
putting an athlete on the Wall
of Fame at the Nassau Interna-
tional Airport.”

Tickets can be purchased at
Loyola Hall from noon. The
tournament runs from 12-5 pm
with the demonstration taking
place at 2.30 pm. Tickets cost
$8 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren.

Venezuela
helps with
cement
shortfall

@ JAMAICA
Kingston

JAMAICA’S construction
industry, hobbled by a three-
month-long cement shortage,
has gotten some relief with the
arrival of a shipment from
Venezuela, said a government
official, according to Associated
Press.

Caribbean Cement Ltd.,
Jamaica’s main supplier of
cement, received a shipment of
4,410 tons of cement from
Venezuela on May 22, said
Information Minister Colin
«Campbell.

Additional shipments are
expected from Cuba over the
next three months, he said.

The Planning Institute of
Jamaica has said more than
100,000 people who worked in
the construction sector havelost
their jobs because of the short-
fall.

Minister of
auditing
named in
Cuba

@ CUBA
Havana



CUBA announced changes
in the leadership of its ministry

of auditing and control in the ~

Communist Party’s daily news-
paper Granma, according to
Associated Press.

Gladys Bejerano has been
designated the new minister,
replacing Lina Pedraza, who
will be given “other responsi-
bilities” within the Communist
Party, Granma said.

Bejerano has served as vice
minister of auditing.and control
since 2001, and previously held
other positions with the party
and Cuban Council of Minis-
ters, the newspaper said.

The changes come amid a
massive anti-corruption cam-
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AN increasing number of
Americans are using a pass-
port as their principal form of
identification when travelling
out of the United States.

According to Dr Brent
Hardt, Deputy Chief of Mis-
sion at the US Embassy, the
upward trend has been noticed
by United States Customs and
border Protection staff.

The requirement for Amer-
ican citizens to possess a pass-
port in order to travel outside
of the United States is sched-
uled to come into effect Janu-
ary 1, 2007. But persons asso-
ciated with the tourism sector
in the Bahamas and
Caribbean have been con-
cerned that this will have a
serious impact on the number
of tourists visiting, as many

US citizens do not hold pass-
ports.

“We are launching a very
active campaign to inform
Americans about the require-
ment for passports so that they
will have their passports in
time to travel to the Bahamas
and other places in the
Caribbean region,” said Dr
Hardt.

“The State Department,
which issues passports to
American citizens, has greatly

expanded their capacity to pro-

duce passports. They are open-
ing new offices to reduce the
amount of time it takes and
this has been very effective. It
doesn’t take more than a cou-
ple weeks at the most to get
passports now, so we are trying
to do anything we can to min-
imise the impact from this
requirement.”

The passport requirement
was an attempt by the US
department of homeland secu-
rity to further strengthen bor-
der security, but may have an
adverse effect on the Bahami-
an economy when it comes
into effect.

Assistance

Concerned American offi-
cials have asked hotels, tourist
agencies and the Bahamian
Ministry of Tourism to work
in conjunction with them in
order to get the word out to

. travelers about the impending

requirement.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas
Government has been trying
to catch up in order to meet a
2010 deadline of having
machine-readable passports in

Griffin denies charge
of being ‘insensitive’

m@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

MINISTER of Social Ser-
vices and Community
Development Melanie Grif-
fin has hit back at accusa-:
tions she is “insensitive to.
the real needs of disabled {

persons”.
“His comments are
unfounded,” she said, refer-

ring to the words of Jerome
Thompson. “My short track
record in the government
speaks for itself.”
Thompson along with Jer-
vaisian Stuart, Sean Flowers
and Kenneth Storr, were
evicted from the Cheshire
Home on Dolphin Drive on
June 1 last year, and have
since then been temporarily
living in an apartment in
Sandilands Village with the
assistance of the Depart-
ment of Social Services.
“We tried to address the
problems facing them and
it’s unfortunate that they
have found much of the
assistance that we have tried

-to give to. them unaccept-

able,” said Mrs Griffin

“No facility,” she
explained, “will be absolute-
ly disabled-friendly. But we
will work with whatever we
find to make it more acces-
sible for them.”

Mrs Griffin explained that
when the management of
Cheshire Home decided to
close the home, the four
men residing there were giv-
ing sufficient notice. She
explained that the apartment
set up for them was only to
be a temporary residence
while they were looking for
something more permanent.

The Cheshite Home was
closed for renovations in
preparation to became a
home for disabled children.
Minister Griffin explained
that there is a great need for
a home for disabled chil-
dren. ;

She insisted that this deci-

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expire on the apartment that
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ister Griffin has been able to

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pledges that the ministry is dili-
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option for the four men. |

Sheila Culmer, president of
the Bahamas National Council
for Disability (BNCD) is also
volunteering to help find a suit-
able residence. “Even though
it is the responsibility of the
Department of Social Services,
I am prepared to help because
of the promises I made to these
men.”

Minister Griffin said she has

met with the men several times
to try and find them permanent
residence and each offer was
disagreeable tothem.

But Mr Stuart has denied
claims of meeting with Griffin.
“She only stopped by once,” he
said, “and that was when she
stopped by to check on us.”

The home for disabled chil-
dren js expected to be complete
by the end of the year.

Ms Culmer, a past principal
of Stapelton School, is appeal-
ing to the Bahamian public for
assistance.

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EDITORIAL LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

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Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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

Mr Mitchell still needs to explain

BAHAMIANS ARE STILL scratching
their heads in wonderment as to how this gov-
ernnient could rationalise that Cuba, a country
that does not recognise the inalienable rights of
man, can qualify to be a member of the Unit-
ed Nations’ newly formed Human Rights
Council.

‘The Council was formed specifically to get
rid of such countries as Cuba — countries that
used the former UN Commission on Human
Rights to grandstand and deflect attention from
their transgressions against their own people.

However, the Bahamas government thought
otherwise. Many Bahamians were even more
angcred that Foreign Affairs Minister Fred
Mitchell, in his lengthy.explanation to justify
the Bahamas’ vote, appeared to shift the blame
for the decision on the Bahamas’ permanent
mission at the UN. There was a certain ele-
ment, which Mr Mitchell outlined, that he said
was “amongst the factors that led us not to
interfere with the advice given by our Perma-
nent Mission.”

Several Bahamians pointed out that the
final decision should have been that of the
Bahamas government, not the civil servants
who make up our permanent mission at the
UN. After all, their argument went, Bahamians
voted for the government, not the civil ser-
vants. In the final, analysis, it is the government
— not some junior UN officer — that will
have to answer to the people for a vote that
still makes no sense.

There was another statement by Mr
Mitchell that concerned them, and underscored
their conviction that Cuba has no place on the
Human Rights Council and that the Bahamas
had no right helping to put them there.

Said Mr Mitchell: “I thought the Leader of
the. Opposition understood that this was what
was best for the Bahamas, but I am very con-
cerned about the harsh, injudicious and intem-
perate language used recently to describe a
_ country that despite our differences on their
political system, has displayed no ill intention
toward this country and has done everything
to assist this country, most recently with the
Cuban dentists issue. The language creates
division where none in necessary.”

Is Mr Mitchell fully aware of the admis-
sion he has made in this statement, and how he
has in that admission justified the elimination
of Cuba as a member of the Human Rights
Council?

Article 13 of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, to which the Bahamas is a sig-
natory, states:

“({) Everyone has the right to freedom of |

movement and residence within the borders of
each state.

=. “(2) Everyone has the right to leave any
“country, including his own, and to return to his

4 country.”

And Article 14 says:

“(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to
enjoy in other countries asylum from perse-
cution.”

It is presumed that every member on the
Human Rights Council is pledged to uphold
these essential tenets of the Declaration —
including Cuba, especially now that it is a
member.

If this is so, why were these Cubans in the
Carmichael Road Detention Centre after being
picked up at sea by the US Coast Guard as
they tried to escape Cuba?)

Why couldn’t these Cuban dentists, as do
most normal people, living in a free society,
have packed their suitcases, purchased their
airline tickets and joined their families in the
US?

Why were these two families separated for
so long if Cuba, indeed, recognises what
requirements membership on this Council will
require them to uphold?

If Cuba recognized the basic, inalienable
rights of its citizens — one of them being free-
dom of movement — why were two of its cit-
izens in this inhumane predicament that it
would have to assist the Bahamas government
in getting out of an embarrassing internation-
al dilemma — a dilemma created solely by
Cuba’s inhumanity to its own citizens.

Come now, Mr Mitchell, as the boys on the
blocks would say, “you mussy jiving with us

heavy now!” not to understand that by this

short scenario you have just condemned Cuba.
Not only condemned Cuba, but put up a con-

vincing case as to why it should not be a-

Human Rights Council member.
Obviously, there was some horse trading
here. Did Cuba turn a blind eye to the Cuban

dentists being released to the United States,

in return for the Bahamas’ vote at the UN?
This is the question that should be answered

- by Mr Mitchell. After all, it is Mr Mitchell

who has put it in issue.

Mr Mitchell says that the Leader of the
Opposition’s language “creates division where
none is necessary.” No, Mr Mitchell, you are
the one who has created division by defending
an indefensible position. Doesn’t it seem
strange to you that as Foreign Minister you
would sanction a vote on behalf of the people
of the Bahamas, to seat Cuba on a Council
that upholds the rights of man, when Cuba

_ itself denies its own citizens those same rights?

That is what is wrong, Mr Mitchell, and
that is what is causing the division.

“I thought that the Leader of the Opposi-
tion understood that this (the decision to vote
for Cuba) was what was best for the country,”
said Mr Mitchell.

What a surprising statement to make by a
cabinet minister whose government is sup-
posed. to be noted for its consultation. This
statement alone indicates that Opposition
Leader Hubert Ingraham was not consulted on
a very sensitive and vital issue for this country.
And yet, Mr Mitchell expected the Opposi-
tion to blindly fall into step with government if
only to present a united front to the world.
You know, that old mumbo-jumbo about “my
country, right or wrong.”

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Entertainers’
union’s lack
of action

EDITOR, The Tribune.

BUT, I cannot sit back and
say nothing about the “slap in.
the face” Union we call “The
Bahamas Musicians and Enter-
tainers Union”.

First I must start by asking
the question: “What have they
done for me lately?”

‘Every day you can read or
hear other unions bargaining
for its membership. When last
have you heard or read any
press conference or press report
held by this union? The saddest
state the union has ever found
itself in is now.

Musicians are fed up, because

_ of the way they are treated on

jobs and there’s no one or thing
to turn to.

The president is competing
against its membership for jobs
that are not there. It seems like
it’s open house. Each day there
are bands coming to this coun-

_ try to perform with no respect

for the local artists, and if they
(union) say there are no musi-
cians up to standard it’s their
fault.

The union has nothing in place
to train the youth who have an
interest in the craft. There are
people like the great Sabu with a
vast knowledge in show business
all of that will go to the grave
and no one to replace him (how
sad). Where there’s no vision the
people perish.

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little entertainment at nights. ,

One of our top bands was let
go and replaced by “can music”
(disco). Where in the world can
that happen? Many musicians
are disgruntled, and discour-
aged because there’s no jobs.

Banks frown at us, and make
it difficult to even obtain a loan.
They will accept your deposit,
but won’t loan you any money.
The life of a musician in this
country is unappreciated, the
politicians only know us at elec-
tion time when they want to
attract big crowds.

What does the union do? Sit
back and allow its members to
be devoured.

Where in the world can for-
eign artists be brought into a
country and no local band or
artist is on the card? Only in
the Bahamas. Than we wonder
why they treat us.the way they
do. Why should they respect us
if we don’t respect ourselves?

We are lost when it comes to
our culture. They say junkanoo
is our musical life. I knew it to
be a festival, a cultural expres-
sion. We cannot market
junkanoo in its present form,
only we Bahamians can appre-
ciate it. No one is going to buy
that for their home and play it

all day, or in their clubs. We
need to get serious, get real.

The closest to who we are is
the rake and scrape music, it is
us. Cowbell, goat skin drums
are for ceremony and signals
dated back to our African cul-
ture. I’m a Bahamian and won’t
play junkanoo music all day
long, so who would want it in
that raw form?

It’s time the government
invested in the culture of this
country and stop putting all
their eggs in one basket (sports).
Yes, sports has done a lot for
this country, but what about the
Ronnie Butler, King Eric,
Count Bernadino and others
who have represented this
country the world over?
BahaMen is a household name.
What have we done for them?
You ask the tourist coming here
who they know better —
BahaMen’s name will be called.
No sports person because music
is a spirit — it lives on.

One example, Funky Nas-
sau, recorded years ago, but is
still sing around the world.

I’m not saying sports is not
good, what I’m saying is the musi-
cians should be treated with more
respect and invested in. Business
places don’t help musicians if they
need to record unless they know
you well or your family.

GEORGE G
Nassau
May 2006

Why no protests at Da Vinci Code?

EDITOR, The Tribune

I would like to thank you for
allowing me the space to
express my opinion in your col-
umn, as this is a topic that I feel
extremely passionate about.

As this week passes, I hear
no one on any radio talk shows
or on the news voice his or her
displeasure on the release of the
movie the Da Vinci Code.

This morning as I watched the
news coming out of Europe, I
watched in amazement as Chris-
tian Asians alike began a hunger
strike, so that this movie, which
has been made to question the
faith of Christians everywhere
not be played in their ‘country.
These unlikely Christians have
chosen to believe what all prac-
tising Christians should believe.
That there is one true God.

Jesus was divine and mortal.
He did not marry a woman and
have children. Why would peo-
ple say such a horrible thing?
And better yet, why ‘are other
leaders in the

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thought of bringing Brokeback
Mountain (a gay cowboy movie)
to our theatres, but when they
bring a movie that defames the
Lord our God, we say. nothing.

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sadors from the Bahamas led
discussions on animal cruelty at
the Caribbean Animal Welfare
Conference in Antigua.

Stephen Turnquest and
Kevin Degenhard of the
Bahamas Humane Society pre-
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_ Investigations Workshop to
- more than 40 participants from
' regional government and non-
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The conference attracted
more than 140 delegates from

“20 countries around the

Caribbean and west Atlantic.
“The Bahamas Humane Soci-

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Chief inspector Stephen

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problems throughout the

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pleased to be able to tell the
attendees that:the animal care

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graphic video ina.classroom in
this US Caribbean territory,
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The ‘students at Charlotte

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 5

Fewer water cuts are promised

during the hurricane season

. @ By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

NEW Providence residents
are assured that during the
coming hurricane season, they
will have fewer and less severe
water cuts than in past years.

This is thanks to the new
reverse osmosis plant installed
at Blue Hills, according to offi-
cials from the Water and Sew-
erage Corporation (WSC).

They said that water will still
have be imported from Andros
for a few months, but the addi-
tion of four million gallons a
day from the Consolidated
Water Company’s new plant
will go a long way in helping
to alleviate strain on the
already struggling water barges.

For many residents in New
Providence, such assurances
have been a long time in com-
ing.

Last year, the capital was
held captive by the lack of a
consistent source of potable
water, as the two barges —

Titus, and Dolphin — were both

experiencing mechanical prob-
lems.

The situation was wors-
ened by a severe hurricane

: season and depleted reserves,

and some areas in New Prov-
idence received little or no

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4

water for months.
The WSC supplies New
_ Providence with about nine
million gallons of water daily,
and with the new reverse
osmosis (RO) plant supplying
around four million gallons, the
corporation has been able to
collect larger reserves of water
in its tanks.

cent being taken up by wells
and independent commercial
(hotel) storage sites.

“This is an improvement in
the water production,” said act-
ing deputy general manager
Godfrey Sherman.

“The improvement in
water delivery will come with
the new water tower on Blue

In New Providence the WSC
only supplies about 30 to 40
per cent of the demand for
water, with the other 60 per

Hills. We had four tanks up
there, we took out one and
put in a smaller one that is

_ to combat illiteracy

®@ By KRYSTEL ROLLE

THE mounting illiteracy
rate in the Bahamas is cause
for nationwide concern,
according to parliamentary
secretary Veronica’ Owens.

Ms Owens said she believes
that the problem should be
seen as going beyond the
classroom and into the
Bahamian home.

“It is up to the parents to
reinforce what their children
learn at school and make sure
they do their homework,” she

: said.

“Tf parents don’t care about
their children why should
anyone else? We have to start
taking more responsibility for
our own,” she said.

Ms Owens said parents
have to make time for their
children.

“Time isn’t lost — parents
don’t need to find time, they
need to make time and
ensure that their children are
in a safe and,productive envi-
ronment that is conducive to
learning.”

Although Ms Owens
believes that the parents are
ultimately responsible for
their children’s education, she
also believes that some oblig-
ation’does fall on teachers.

“We do have some bad
teachers,” she admitted, “but
we also have a lot of very
good ones.”

Ms Owens said she recalls
when she was growing up, her
parents made sure her life
was structured.

Since, then, she said, there
has been “a complete 180
degree turn,” which has
resulted in today’s seemingly
nonchalant parents.

Ms Owens is of the firm

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children with our unconcern.
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change, we have to make the
time to change things.”

Ms Owens predicted that if
the Bahamians do not take the
illiteracy situation more seri-
ously, “we will ruin a genera-
tion of children.”

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this will sink in before that hap-

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“This water tower should
allow the water to be distrib-
uted further and at a higher and
more consistent pressure. It
would be at a cheaper cost as
well because it is all being sup-
plied by gravity,” he said.

Mr Sherman added that they
are hoping to completely phase
out the barging of water within
the next 12 to 18 months.

He explained that by then,
the WSC aims to have enough
RO facilities in place to make
the barges “a thing of the past.”

The Titus and the Dolphin
are still in service today, aver-
aging 2.8 and 1.6 million gallons
of water per day respectively.

Mr Sherman said that the
barges do whatever is necessary
to supply that crucial 4.4 mil-
lion gallons.

“In what we call bad weather
here - believe it or not — they
tend to sail. Anything from
eight to 10 feet seas, they still
sail. They may take a little
longer, they may bring a little
less water, but remember — they

don’t make any money sitting

to the dock,” he said.

Mr Sherman also explaine:
that the corporation has now
outfitted two of its major pump
ing stations with standby gen-
erators to avoid any “excuses’
should there be a major disrup-
tion like a hurricane or power
blackout.

“With all due respect to BEC,

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happen again, we look at what
caused it and we put something
in place so that we can minimise
it. You are not going to elimi- -
nate it, but you can minimise

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Mr Sherman said that the
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mentary programme” to reduc:
the amount of water that is los!

’ through leaks in the water sys-

tem.

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@ CRYSTAL CAREY:
“We still get the volume
of persons, but they are
not spending.”

@ STORE clerk
Lillion McPhee:
“Tourism is getting
better and better.”

@ TAXI CAB driver
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is at an all time high.”

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Bahamians speak
out on Bay Street
business decline.

@ By ONAN BRIDGEWATER

BAY Street commerce is
under threat according to down-
town merchants — who say their
business is steadily disappear-
ing.

With the announcement of
the closure of the Ralph Lau-
ren Polo shop, a total of 10 busi-
nesses in the down-town area
have buckled in the last year
according to retailers.

The Tribune hit the down-
town streets yesterday to pose
the question: “How is tourism
in the Bahamas doing?” to

_ members of the public.

While most persons in the
area had mixed feelings about
the state of the nation’s first
industry.

However even those who
thought it is doing well in gen-
eral said they are disappointed
by the performance of touris-
m’s traditional hub.

One said: “tourism is boom-
ing, but no one is buying down-
town”

Another retailer, who said,
“we have a lot of tourist coming
this year,” felt compelled to add:
“They just aren’t spending mon-

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According to Bay Street busi-
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business.are closing or have
closed. We are falling out one
after another. Many Bahamians
will be out of jobs.”

Crystal Carey added: “This «

year is very slow. We. are get-
ting the volume of persons but
they are not spending.”

The Tribune contacted Mr

Frank Comito of Nassau.
Tourism Development Board -

for comment.

“The issue of businesses clos-
ing on Bay Street is a part of a
trend that has been, going on for
years,” he said. “It is because
of the blight in the area — the
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area. wey

Retailers and busines” own-
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One interviewee suggésted
that cruise ships should be‘asked
to close their shops and-restau-
rants while: in: port: .“This will
allow us to make some mistioy;?
he said.

“J have been here for over 15
years.

“The no parka issue con-
tributes to the problem. I know
it can be addressed if. the. gov-
ernment would build a three
story parking lot,” said one busi-
ness owner. : ‘

Said another: “We need to
address the issue of no public
bathrooms facilities on Bay
Street. The taxi drivers and tour
companies need to give cruise
ship passengers a chance to see
Bay Street.”

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MARINE ~— emergency
‘response teams converged on
the eastern end of Paradise
Island to rescue “the dead and
dying” during the second Annu-
“al Search and Rescue Confer-
ence sponsored by the Ameri-
can Embassy and the US South-
ern Command.

,. Shortly after 11am yesterday,
first responders swooped in on
the "damaged" Yellowbird to
find Royal Bahamas Defence
Force officers strewn across its

‘deck crying out in mock pain.

’ While members from the
Defence Force, the Department
‘of Fisheries, and the Port
‘Department's Marine Patrol

boarded the vessel, moving

’ swiftly to assess and remove vic-

. tims, the Royal Bahamas Police
Force marine detail created a

"perimeter around the scene to

Keep it secure, and a US Coast
Guard helicopter hovered over-

«head trying to airlift bodies
from the water.

.1 Marine response personelle,
sunder the supervision of Lt

:.Commander Terry Johns of the
United States Coast Guard and
Lt Darren Henfield of the

~:Defence Force, went through

‘ the simulation drills as quiclky
as possible.
"Today's exercise is the cul-
mination of a week-long train-
ing related to maritime search
and rescue," said Lt Comman-
der Johns. "We wanted to bring
many of the large incident com-
mand types into this disaster
training to help us in our co-
ordination efforts."

"Ferries are often time

loaded down with tourists," he

scontinued. "Whether it be a
passenger ferry or a mail boat,
we have to be able to respond in
a multi-agency manner, and be
able to co-ordinate this type of
rescue"

ac. He added that the exercise's
effectiveness would be judged
by how well their command
control and co-ordination







@ FISHERIES Marine Patrol is seen rescuing a mannequin
from the harbour during a training exercise with the

coast guard, RBDF and police

efforts went, how well commu-
nication flowed between the
participating agencies, and how
safely and efficiently the
"injured" were evacuated from
the scene.

|





@ EMERGENCY personnel
simulate performing first aid

"This time our emphasis was
not first aid. It was more about
the response," said Lt Com-
mander Johns. “Next time first
aid will be put in there, and we'll
have first responders on the
scene.as well as on shore.”

As the primary agency tasked
with responding to marine cat-



astrophes in the Bahamas, the
Defence Force, said Lt Hen-
field, cannot be all things to all
people. .

“In an environment such as
ours,” said the Lieutenant, “we
like to involve partners, such as
the BASRA, the Coast Guard,
and the assets of the govern-
ment, including Fisheries and
the Port Department. All of
these assets that we can
mobilise and work together
with synergy and interoperabil-
ity to effect whatever is neces-
sary to bring this type of cata-
strophic even to a fruitful con-
clusion.”

After the day’s exercise was
concluded, Lt Justin Noggle of
the US Coast Guard said that
the goal had been to show that
the different agencies can come
together and provide an effec-
tive response for a mass casual-
ty.
’ “Next year,” he said, “the
plan is to involve the emergency
medical services by getting
some ambulances involved and
getting some people out to hos-
pitals.”

As to the effectiveness of yes-
terday’s response and rescue
exercises, Lt Commander Johns
said: “Right now things are
going pretty well.”

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June 8-9, 2006 .

‘Emergency response teams
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The Bahamas Conference, scheduled for June 8-9, 2006, at the UWI Restaurant,
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School's Country Conference Series and will focus on issues relevant to The
Bahamas.

Under the theme Beyond Walls: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives, the School of

Continuing Studies, UWI convenes multi-disciplinary conferences focusing on the
non-campus countries within the UWI system. The aim of the conference series
is to stimulate and highlight research by academics and eminent persons in the
non-campus countries, by UWI staff based at campuses and by scholars in other
institutions with interests in Caribbean Studies.

The conference will be open to the public and will provide a forum for the discussion

|. of local issues. Presentations cover a wide range of topics including education, the

environment, legal issues, history and gender issues among others. There will be
four sessions conducted over two days. An entrance fee of $ 10.00 per session or
$30.00 for the conference is charged.

For further information contact:

Matthew William

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School of Continuing Studies
University Centre

Nassau, The Bahamas

Office of the Director

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UWI, Mona

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THE TRIBUNE

J ournalists visit to promote a

Bahamian adventure in UK



In brief

Two drown
in Hindu

ceremony
in Guyana

m GUYANA
Georgetown

TWO people drowned iid a
third was missing after a river’s
strong currents, pulled them
under during a Hindu ceremony
in Guyana, police said Thurs-
day, according to Associated
Press.

A man, his 10-year-old niece
and his neighbor had gone
Wednesday to the eastern bank
of the Demerara River, eight
miles south of Georgetown, to
offer traditional Hindu prayers
and to bathe, police said.

Several neighbors and rela-
tives screamed for help when
the three were swept away by
the turbulent waters. Villagers
pulled the victims from the riv-
er, but the girl was missing and
believed to also have drowned,
police said.

The water ritual is. widely
practiced by Guyana’s. Hindus,
who make up 33 per cent of the
South American country’s pop-
ulation of about 730,000.

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* Preparing timetables and examinations schedules for visiting
external examiners. ;
* Identifying, developing and delivering engineering courses( i.e.,
electrical technical Training).
* Evaluating, recording and reporting « on the progress of students
attending training courses
‘ Preparing courses notes, training aids, evaluating and marking

schemes for all courses.

Job requirements include:

*A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical engineer or an OND
in Engineering or equivatent qualifications

* A minimum of 10+ years of experience in industrial training setting

* Sound Knowledge of technical skills related to electrical engineering principles

* Good judgement and sound reasoning ability

* Excellent time management skills

* Proficient oral and written communication skills

* Ability to keep current with newly installed or modified plant

* Comprehension of schematics, technical reports, drawings,
troubleshooting and technical activities

* Good information transfer skills

* Computer literate

Interested persons may apply by completing and returning the Application form to:
The Manager, Human Resources & Training Head Office

Blue Hill Road and Tucker Roads

P.O.Box N-7509

Nassau, Bahamas

On or before Tuesday May 30, 2006.


= THE TRIBUNE

In brief

New |
species of
termites
found in
Bahamas



THREE new species of ter- _

. mites have officially been
introduced to, the world as a
, result of,extensive research in
,, the Bahamas and the Turks
_.and Caicos islands.
Published this month by the
' Entomological Society of
_.America, a paper entitled
“Taxonomy, Bio-geography,
and Notes on Termites of the
Bahamas and Turks and
Caicos Islands” by University
_of Florida professor Rudolf
“ Scheffrahn, gives a compre-
hensive review of the termite
research conducted along the
600-mile Bahamian archipel-
ago.
“With our civilisation’s
’ advancements in knowledge
and technology, it’s humbling
to know that there are still
things in this world that are

“ left to be discovered. We esti-
ot mate there are nearly 3,000

known termite species in the

“: world, and I would guess there

are another several thousand

~ still out there waiting to be

‘; found,” Prof Scheffrahn said
\ in an interview with Pest Con-

:~’ trol Magazine.
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‘+! covers a period of 15 years

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r, of the Bahamas and Turks

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ifs. The paper reports on 27 ter-
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THE government’s Fresh
Start Programme is has had an
80 per cent success rate, Minis-
ter of Youth, Sports and Hous-
ing Neville Wisdom revealed.

Speaking at the 6th Com-
monwealth Youth Minister’s
meeting, being held in New
Providence said the Bahamas
has made substantial inroads in
youth development of which the
Fresh Start initiative is one.

“As its name implies, the
Fresh Start Programme was
designed for at risk, out of
school youth to give them a sec-
ond chance in business, educa-
tion and social involvement,”
he said.

He said graduates of the pro-
gramme have established their
own businesses, secured
employment, and are serving as
role models for young men and
women. —

LOCAL NEWS

Programme for at |
risk youth a huge |
success — Wisdom

“In essence, the Fresh Start
Programme would have given
them a new lease on life,” he
said. “The future vision, there-
fore, is to expand the pro-
gramme and to continue to
assist young men and women
to become young, responsible
and reliable citizens.”

Mr Wisdom also. told dele-
gates about the pilot pro-
gramme known as the National
Youth Service which targets “at
risk” young men between the
ages of 15 and 18.

It is a multi-phase pro-
gramme made up four compo-
nents: institutional strengthen-
ing of the ministry responsible
for youth and other relevant
government agencies and youth
organisations; community and
social marketing; preventative
and restorative programmes
and monitoring and evaluation.

“The programme is also
designed to meet young people
where they are and move them
toward empowerment and
social responsibility,” Mr Wis-
dom said. “Each component
offers a series of unique chal-
lenges, which, together, will cul-
tivate self-discipline, help build
life long skills, foster national
pride and entrepreneurship
amongst our youth.”

He added that the pro-
gramme will also include young
women who are facing similar
problems.

“We are willing to share our
experiences with our partners
in the Caribbean, replicate these
programmes throughout the
Commonwealth and introduce
in the Bahamas any new initia-
tives in youth development in

’ place by other Commonwealth

countries,” Mr Wisdom said.

$200k to BNT from ball

B@ By Tribune Staff Writer

THE Bahamas National
Trust and the Women’s Crisis
Centre each received a $20,000
donation from the Hellenic Ball
Committee yesterday.

The Bahamas National Trust
is expected to use its donation
for the development of Harrold
and Wilson Ponds National
Park, a°250-acre site located in
the centre of Nassau.

The development of this area
is intended to provide enjoy-
ment, recreation and education
for the public.

“Our goal is to develop Har-

-rold and Wilson Ponds into a

setting where Bahamians can
bring their families to enjoy
nature. We are grateful to the
Hellenic Ball Committee for
sharing this vision with us and

for providing this generous
gift,” said Glenn Bannister,
President of the BNT.

Established by Anthony
Klonaris, the Hellenic Ball has
for over three decades been one
of the major fund raising balls
of the Nassau social season.

The ball is put on every two

years by the Hellenic Ball Com-
mittee to share and celebrate
the rich marriage of Greek and
Bahamian culture while at the
same time raising funds to ben-
efit Bahamian charities.

Mr Klonaris, who is also
chairman of the Hellenic Ball
Committee, explained that the
donation to the National Trust
was given out of a desire to pro-
vide persons living in central
New Providence with a beauti-
ful recreation area.

“The Hellenic Ball has been a

The Salvation Army |

The Bahamas Division |

invites you to celebrate its

WSth
Diamond Jubilee}
Anniversary |

May 26 - 29, 2006}

‘at The Wyndham Nassau Resort,

_ Majors Lester & Beverley Fergusoi
* Wednesday May 24, 12 noon - Exhibition at The Wyndham

* Thursday May 25, 7:30 PM ~ Civic Worship Service |

* F; a May 26, 7:00 PM - Advisory Board Awards Dinner (contr. $75) |

with the Governor General, The Hon. Arthur D. Hanna |

Cable Beach

tradition for many years and we
are always happy that the result
of the Ball is a contribution to a
better Bahamas,” he said.

The Hellenic Ball has signifi-
cantly contributed to causes over
the years including the Ranfurly
Home, the Kidney Foundation,
Princess Margaret Hospital, the
Rotary Centre for Drug Abuse,
the Hardecker Clinic, the Crip-
pled Children’s Fund and the
Bahamas Olympic Association.

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 9





fl MINISTER of Youth, Sports and Culture Neville Wisdom: T

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NOTI a

June

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CUSTOMER

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2006 due to operation

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costs we here at the Holiday Ice
Company will be selling our icé

at the new _ prices

Large Bags

listed below:

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Medium Bags $5.00

Small Bags

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as. _ 5/23/06, 1:

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The Commercial Credit Collection Unit at: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before June 15, 2006.

The right is reserved to reject any or all offers.

IMPORTANT

NOTICE

SERVICE INTERRUPTION

From 11 p.m. on Saturday 27th May
to 10 p.m. Sunday 28th May 2006.

Our Electronic Banking System will be temporarily unavailable
during the times listed above while we conduct routine

maintenance on our System Network.

During this period, the Tollowing: services will be unavailable:

¢ ABM

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e VISA Transactions via ABM
¢ Internet and Telephone Banking

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* Saturday May 27, 7:00PM - Youth Extravaganza with Shaback!
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YOUR CONNECTION*TO THE WORLD

POSITION VACANCY
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications for
the above position from suitably qualified persons with relevant experience in the
telecommunications or related industry.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

This position develops and directs the Company’s accounting and control activities to
protect the assets of BTC and to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting
standards and financial controls. The CFO is to provide accurate and timely monthly
corporate performance. reports and annual budgeting information to Board members,
‘executives, senior managers and line managers. The CFO also directs the formulation
and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and objectives including cash
management, banking and relations with banks and investment firms, risk management
and capital funding requirements. The enhancement of revenue (including the
implementation of measures to stop revenue leakage) is an important requirement for
this position.

This is an executive management position reporting to the President & Chief Executive
Officer and the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. As the
Chief Financial Officer of BTC, the holder of this position provides the Board and
senior management with informed and timely opinions on the Company’s financial
performance and trends impacting operations.

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Develop and direct the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the
assets of BTC, to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting standards
and financial controls, and to provide accurate and timely reporting and budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers.

2 Direct and prepare for printing and distribution all statutory accounts and annual
audited financial reports.

Ww

. Direct the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and
objectives including: cash management, banking and relations with banks and
investment houses, risk management and capital funding requirements.

4. Provide the Board and Executive Management with informed and timely opinions
on the Company’s financial performance and trends impacting operations.

5. Protect the assets of the Company by directing the accounting and control, financial
planning, statutory FEpOMHNs and risk management activities on a company-wide
basis.

6. Enhance the Company’s public image by ensuring the integrity of accounting and

control standards and procedures and by providing the published annual Feport on
a timely basis..

7. Contribute to the aims and objectives of BTC by, providing informed. advice relative
to the Company’ s financial performance, the general business environment and
developing trends impacting BTC’s activities.

8. Contribute to increased corporate revenues through effective cash management 'and
by preparing and presenting financial operating data for Board and executive
approval.

9. Contribute-to the reduction of operating expenses through the development and
implementation of accounting and control procedures and systems to provide
accurate and timely data for the information of the Board, executives and managers.

10. Ensure the Company’s continued access to capital at competitive rates by ensuring
the flow of financial information, by maintaining contact with commercial and.
investment banks and by directing accurate and timely financial planning and
budgeting.

11. Ensure the necessary human resources to meet t both the current ‘and future needs.
of the finance division by participating in the selection, mentoring, motivation
and development of managers and staff. .

| _ 12. To attend as required all meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of
Directors and the Finance Committee of the Board and any other relevant committee.

13. To arrange for the audit of BTC’s financial statements in a timely manner and to

liaise with BTC’s external auditors as required.

14. To ensure prompt action to implement recommendations made by the Internal
Audit Department in their reports to the Audit Committee of the Board and the —
senior management. :

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate should be a member of a recognized accounting body from
the U.K., Canada or the USA, possess a thorough working knowledge of International
Accounting Standards (IAS) and meet the following requirements:

° ACPA or ACA designation with at least ten (10) years of commercial post-qualification
experience with proven senior management experience in the telecommunications
industry.

¢ Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
‘e Expertise in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
COMPENSATION _

BTC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with
qualifications and experience and in line with compensation and benefits afforded
senior executives in the private sector.

It is BTC’s intention to execute a contract with the successful applicant for a
period of three (3) years with an option to renew the contract for a mutually agreed
period.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive,
no later than June 6", 2006 and addressed as follows:

Director of Human Resources

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited
John F. Kennedy Drive

P. O. Box N-3048

Nassau, Bahamas

Re: Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer

THE TRIBUNE ~

YOUR CONNECTION FO THE WORLD

POSITIONVACANCY ss

Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO).

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) invites applications for the above
position from suitably qualified persons with relevant experience in the telecommunications or
related industry.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

The holder of this position assists the Chief Financial Officer as he or she develops and directs
the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the assets of BTC and to ensure the
internal and external integrity of accounting standards and financial controls. The CFO is to
provide accurate and timely monthly corporate performance. reports and annual budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers. The CFO | also
directs the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and objectives
including cash management, banking and relations with banks and investment firms, tisk
management and capital funding requirements. The enhancement of revenue (including the
implementation of measures to stop revenue leakage) is an important requirement for this position.

This is an executive management position reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
d

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES ! 4 i

To assist the CFO and provide leadership in the Finance Dien. with the following:

1. Develop and direct the Company’s accounting and control activities to protect the
assets of BTC, to ensure the internal and external integrity of accounting standards
and financial controls, and to provide accurate and timely reporting and budgeting
information to Board members, executives, senior managers and line managers. |

2. Direct and prepare for printing and distribution all statutory accounts and annual
audited financial reports. :

35 Direct the formulation and implementation of the Company’s financial goals and
objectives including: cash management, banking and relations with banks and
investment houses, risk management and capital funding pets

_4, Provide the Board and Executive Management with informed and timely opinions
on the Company’s financial performance and trends impacting operaHons, :

5. Protect the assets of the Company by directing the accounting and control, finariial
planning, statutory reporting, and risk management activities ona a company-wide
basis. a

6. Enhance the Company’s public image by ensuring the integrity of accounting ai
control standards and procedures and by provide the © published annual report ? a
timely basis.

7. Contribute to the aims and objectives of BTC by providing informed advice relative
to the Company’s financial performance, the’ general business environment and’:
developing trends impacting BTC’s activities.

8. Contribute to increased corporate revenues through effective cash management and
by preparing and presenting financial operating data for Board and executive gporeyal.

9. Contribute to the reduction of operating expenses through the development and
implementation of accounting and control procedures and systems to provide accurate .
and timely data for the information of the Board, executives.and managers.

10. Ensure the Company’s continued access to capital at chinpetiate rates by ensuring
the flow of financial information, by maintaining contact with commercial and:
investment banks and by directing accurate and auey financial panning and
budgeting. :

11. Ensure the necessary human resources to meet both the current and future needs of -
the finance division by lea ae in the Scie enOn, mentoring, motivation and
development of managers and staff. ;

12. In the absence of the Chief Financial Officer to ea e on Saal
the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee of the Board and any otter
relevant committees. —

d3 To arrange for the audit of BTC’s financial statements in‘a timely manner and to
liaise with BICs external auditors as required.

14. To ensure prompt action to implement recommendations made by the Internal Audit

Department in their reports to the Audit Committee of the Board and the senior’
management.

REQUIREMENTS

The successful candidate should be a member of a ‘recomized accounting body from the U. K,
Canada or the USA, possess a thorough working knowledge of International Accounting Standards
(IAS) and meet the following requirements:

¢ ACPA or ACA designation with at least five (5) years of commercial post-qualification
experience with proven management experience in the telecommunications industry.

¢ Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.

¢ Expertise in implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

~ COMPENSATION.

BIC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits commensurate with qualifications
and experience and in line with compensation and benefits afforded senior executives in

_ the private sector.

It is BTC’s intention to execute a contract with the successful applicant for a period of three
(3) years with an option to renew the contract for a mutually agreed period.

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F. Kennedy Drive, no later
than June 6th, 2006 and addressed as follows: ;

Director of Human Resources

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited

John F. Kennedy Drive

P. O. Box N-3048 |
Nassau, Bahamas \

Re: Vacancy: Deputy Chief Financial Officer


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MONDAY
@ THE ARTS

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
(NAGB) is holding an African Art Exhibition -
“What is Africa to Me” from the private collec-
tion of Kay Crawford running until Saturday,
July 29.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: New Prov-
idence Community Centre: Mondays - 6pm to
7pm. The Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support

group meets the first Monday of each month at
6:30pm at New Providence Community Centre,
Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood
sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol testing is

- available. For more info call 702.4646 or 327.2878

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

~ CIVIC CLUBS

St Ahdrew’s Kirk holds an After-School Pro-
gramme for children from the Woodcock and
Albury Sayle Primary Schools. The free pro-
gramme is held Monday to Friday @ St Andrew’s
Presbyterian Kirk and is open to children from

-»- the Bain and Grants Town communities: Parents —

interested in enrolling their children should con-

“tact the church at 322.5475 or email: stan-

drewskirk@yahoo.com

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British

‘Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm e Club 612315
:
Cable Beach ¢ Club 3596 meets at the British
Colonial Hilton Mondays at 7pm.

“< The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council
7(NPHC) meets every third Monday of the month’

in the Board Room of the British Colonial
Hilton Hotel, Bay St.

TUESDAY

* “lg PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS

& RESTAURANTS

10: 10. 2. 20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday nights at

~ Club Nirvana, Elizabeth Avenue, have been
dubbéd 10.10.2:20. Every tenth female patron is
_allowed into the club absolutely free and is given
a complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tuesday

CO aipkits also.include the Carlo Rossi's Hot Body
“ Competition. Hosted by Daddi Renzi and music
provided by DJ. Ai from 100 Jamz. Master Chef
Devito Bodie provides scrumptious appetizers.

a HEALTH

sAleholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the

public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: cues opp to
sd pepey to 9: 30pm.’

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at
5:30pm on'the second Tuesday of each month at
their Headquarters at East Terrace, Centreville.
Call 323.4482 -for more: info. -

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
_ 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles.Dr). Doctor.

> approval is required. Call 364.8423 to fesister for

‘more info.

(CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Governor-General's Youth Award -
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Tuesday, May 30 @ 7pm at Epworth Hall, Shirley
Street. Call 326-1760/1 for more details.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm
@ CC Sweeting Senior School's Dining Room,
College Avenue off Moss Road e Club Cousteau
7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickchar-

. ney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros * Club

7178 meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer
Society of the Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.

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







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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second
Tuesday, 6:30pm @ Atlantic House, IBM Office,
4th floor meeting room.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first
Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colonial Hilton.
Please call 502.4842/377.4589 for more info.

WEDNESDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

LIVE MUSIC @ The Buzz, Nassau’s Weekly
Jam Session & Musicians Hook-up. Located East
Bay Street two doors East of Esso On The Run.

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports
Bar every Wednesday S5pm-8pm. Free. appetizers
and numerous drink specials.

‘@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the °
public of its meeting times and places: New Prov-
idence Community Centre: Wednesday - 7pm to
8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta Street,
Wednesday - 6pm to 7pm /'8:30pm to 9:30pm. °

@ CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Governor-General's Youth Award
Bronze & Silver Award Ceremony will be held
Wednesday, May 31 @ 7pm at Christ the King
Anglican Church Hall ,East Atlantic Drive &
Pioneers Way, Grand Bahama. Call 1-242- 352-
8010 for more details

Bahamas Association for Social Health (BASH)
presents the Earth Village Ranch (petting zoo),
St Albans Drive and Columbus Avenue. Free
admission every Wednesday by appointment
between 9am and 3pm. 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.

The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30pm

every third Wednesday at the Bahamas National .

Pride Building.

_ TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday, 6pm-

8pm in the Solomon’s Building, East-West High-

. way. TM Club 2437 meets the 2nd and 4th

Wednesday of each month at C C Sweeting
Senior High School, Oakes Field.

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly meet-
ings on the Ist and 3rd Wednesday of each
month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room:

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

THURSDAY



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday 6pm to 7pm
/ 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held
6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau GymNastics Sea-
grapes location (off Prince Charles Dr). Doctor
approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register or





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The Bahamas’ most anticipated cultural
festival has evolved into an even larger and
CRANIAL ALLO Le TORS LULL Cg
Festival, an evolution of Junkanoo in June,



‘ will span two months, June 9 through July 29.



for more info.

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

@ CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Bahamas Historical Society is sched-
uled to hold its next meeting June 8 at 6pm @ the
Museum on Shirley Street and Elizabeth
‘Avenue. The guest speaker will be Dr John Bur-
ton of DePaul University, Chicago. His topic will
be "To Sell Again": Economic Life of Nine-
teenth-Century San Salvador.

TM Club 3956 meets Thursday, 7.30pm @ British
Colonial Hilton.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ Suber
Clubs Breezes.

International Association of Administrative Pro-
fessionals, Bahamas Chapter meets the third
Thursday of every month @ Superclubs Breezes,

Cable Beach, 6pm.

FRIDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Cafe Europa on Charlotte Street North, kicks off
every Friday night with Happy Hour... special
drinks; live’ music/DF front. 6pm to ‘opm: -and-Nas-
sau’s first European Night 'Restaurant - Open.-
Friday night till Saturday morning Sam, serving
hot food/and take out - music, drinks and an
English breakfast. Cafe Europa...the perfect
place to spend your night out till the morning.

THE ARTS

New - The deadline for entries for the National
Art Gallery of the Bahamas' 3rd National Exhi-
bition Friday, May 26. All professional artists are
encouraged to submit their work for this juried
show which represents the best of contemporary
Bahamian Art. If you have any questions, please
call the NAGB at 328-5800/1.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival, Street Party,
will be held on Woodes Rodgers Wharf every
Friday between June 9 and July 29, from 1 to
10pm.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-
sau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm to 7pm
& 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church - Fri-
days @ 6pm to 7pm

New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @
7pm to 8pm.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @ Bahamas
Baptist Community College Rm A19, Jean St.

AMISTAD, a Spanish club meets the third Fri-
day 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.

Nassau Bahamas.Koinonia meets every second
Friday of each month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre
at St Augustine’s Monestary. For more info call
325.1947 after 4pm.



SATURDAY

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Sun City Entertainment presents Saturday &
Sunday night functions for the alternative
lifestyle crowd (Gay) at Kendal's Auto Garage
on Gladstone road from 11:30pm to 4am. Music
provided by DJ X. Heading south on Gladstone

Road, Kendal’s is located immediately past Moss
Gas station.

B THE ARTS

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Heritage and
Cultural Extravaganza - will be held at Arawak

_ Cay every Saturday between June 9 and July 29.

from 2 to 11pm.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Box Cart
Derby - will be held on Marcus Bethel Way
every Saturday between June 9 and July 29, from
2 to 6pm.

Postponed - The NAGB was scheduled to hold a
Youth Workshop on Audio Recording - Satur- -
day, May 27 from 10am to 1pm, for children 12
years.and older. Instructor: Christian McCabe.
Contact the Gallery to reserve a seat @ 328.5801.
The event has been postponed until further
notice.

HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The Nas-.

, sau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday mornings -"

10am to 11am.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third
Saturday, 2:30pm (except August and Decem-
ber) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor Close,
Shirley Street.

Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid classes are
offered every third Saturday of the month from
9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors Hospital Communi-
ty Training Representative at 302.4732 for more
information and learn to save a life today.

B CIVIC CLUBS
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 Saturday in’an effort to encourage kids to

cycle. Parents interested in registering their chil-
dren should contact organisers at
jarcycling@gmail.com ‘

SUNDAY

B PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS



Traveller’s Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street,
features special entertainment - Gernie,
Tabitha and the Caribbean Express - every
Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

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

Sunday Night Interlude @ Briteley’s Restau-
rant & 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, drinks.

@ THE ARTS

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Royal
Poinciana Tea Party - will be held in Govern-
ment House Gardens, every Sunday between
June 9 and July 29, from 3 to 6pm.

New - Junkanoo Summer Festival - Old Town
Jazz at Sandyport - will be held at the Olde
Town Sandyport every Sunday between June
9 — July 29 from 4 - 8pm.

@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the
public of its meeting times and places: The
Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm
to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

CIVIC CLUBS

New - The Cat Island Sailing Club will host
its Annual Cat Island Day - Sunday, May 28
at the Western Esplanade from 10am - until.

Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune

via fax: 328.2398 or e-mail: ydeleveaux@
tribunemedia.net/Out there in subject line

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A tendency to race in heats (5)
One who doesn't believe he can
possibly find a lie out? (7)

Yesterday's cryptic solutions
ACROSS: 3, P-R-oem 8, Arrow 10, Yodel 11, Go-O 12,
Finer 13, Sandman 15, F-all-s 18, Can 19, Mulish 21,
Curt-Al-| 22, MO-at 23, Meal 24, Fin-ic-al 26, Travel 29,
Ma-X 31, Holes 32, Cut-ICL-
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1, Organ 2, Woodcut 4, Rain (rei
Moral 7, Vas 9, Ron 12, Fanti 4 Mar 16, Libel 17,
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deliverert (3) over it (3,3) i
Vessel returning 12 It's tasteful and very clean at one
from Crewe (4) end (5)
Is able ae something 13 -Absurdly, hates athletics (5)
savoury (6) 14 The value of some
Could she harbour a lot rituals (5)
of sailors? (5) ee 15 Youngster training to be a little
Not a single sort of jump (6) rogue? (5)
Garment obtainable from a glove 16 Those due to many bets going
store (4) wrong? (5)
All that’s needed to be 18 Faith expressed in a letter to read
determined (3) aloud (5)
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harp character (5) 26 Defeat at a good
Show appreciation of what's hot in speed (4)
the tank (5) 28 Be short of time at the races? (3)

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ACROSS: 3, State 8, Hazel 10, Ranch 11, Tic 12, Blues 13,

Capital 15, Below 18, Tar 19, Allure 21, Caprice 22, Rill
23, Mind 24, Fleeced 26, Tastes 29, Pal 31, Ewers 32,

Attains 34, Atoms 35, Not 36, Pride 37, Liner 38, Erase
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Film (5)
Bounded (7)
Foe (5)
Courage (5) °
US coins (5)

Royal companion (7)

Peculiar (3)
Leave out (4) °
Straw hat (6)
Cutlery item (5)
Elf (6)

Pulse (4)

Digit (3)
Contrition (7)
Entreaties (5)
Cancel (5)
Undress (5)
Calm (7)
Enquired (5)
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Opening lead — ten of diamonds.
One of the foremost characteris-
tics of a winning player is his stead-
fast refusal to concede defeat regard-
less of how bleak the outlook might
be. This never-say-die attitude
enabled South to bring home a seem-
ingly hopeless slam in today’s deal.
Declarer won the diamond lead
with the queen and cashed the ace of
spades, hoping the king would fall.

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opponent who held the spade lang

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make the contract with careful play.
Accordingly, at trick three
declarer led a heart to the ace and
ruffed a heart. He then overtook the
diamond jack with the king and
ruffed dummy’s last heart. Next he
cashed the ace of diamonds and A-K

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At this point, having stripped both
his own hand and dummy of hearts
and diamonds, South was in position
to make the contract if it could be
made. And so, at trick 10, holding
three ‘trumps and a losing club in
each hand, he exited, with a trump,
fingers firmly crossed.

As he had hoped, the opponent
with the high trump — West in this
case — had started with only two
clubs. After winning the trick, he was

forced to return a diamond or a heart, -

allowing South to discard a club
from one hand while he ruffed in the
other, and the slam was home.

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to the trouble of setting up the ruff-

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failed, and, South would have been
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3 Nearly (6)

4 Home
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5 Metal fastener (5)

6 Say in passing (7)

7 Poems (4)

8B Attack (6)

Pancake (5)

Shore (5)
Gunpowder
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Freshwater
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MAY 25

ARIES — March 21/April 20
An effortless gesture on your part
means a lot to someone close to you
this week, Aries. You get better at
doing a special project.

TAURUS - April 21/May 21
Someone turns out to be very differ-
ent from what you first imagined,
Taurus. It’s better if you keep your
guard up. Don’t let a wrong deci-
sion turn into a costly mistake. New
encounters on Tuesday are lucky.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
'The person you believe is ‘standing
in your way may actually be able to
help you, Gemini. Take the lead
from Libra’ and favor compromise
rather than confrontation.

CANCER -— June 22/July 22
Chance encounters cause you to feel
nervous later in the week,, Cancer.
Don’t push these people, away —
make the most of the situation to try
something new.‘ ~ yd

LEO - July 23/August 23
Good news continues to come your
way. If you are expecting some recog-
nition you’re bound to see results this
week. Be on the lookout for romance
late in the week.

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept.22

You are have reached your limit,
which has left.you:.wondering what
is on the other side; Think twice
before taking on more responsibility
at home. a8) .

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23

Your imagination takes: you on
another wild ride this week, Libra.
But this isn’t just a fantasy you’re liv-
ing, your desires have tangible real-
world applications. {
SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
Intrigue follows you around like a
puppy, Scorpio. Those close to you
either are put off by you or want to
be like you — there is no subtle in
between. Don’t change a bit.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21
Keep others amused and they’ll let
you get away with anything. This
works particularly well for you with a
romance you’ve been nursing.
Laughter is the key to his or her heart.

CAPRICORN -— Dec 22/Jan 20
Surrender a-point that doesn’t mean
much to you either way, Capricorn.
Career plans seem 'to stall for the
time being, but don’t be discour-
aged. Try to have fun this weekend.

AQUARIUS -— Jan 21/Feb 18
This. week you gain a lot of career
and social mileage. Differences
are a source of inspiration rather
than confrontation, so pay atten-
tion to all lessons you encounter,
PISCES - Feb 19/March 20
Radical moves are frowned upon
when it comes to work: issues,
Pisces. It would be better if you cre-
ated a backup plan.

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AST week, in anticipa-

tion of the Bahamas’
next political melee, I examined
the re-election chances of MPs

serving Family Island con-
stituencies. This week, MPs rep-

yrésenting New Providence con-

stituencies are in the hot seat.
First under the spotlight is
Farm Road MP, Prime Minister
‘Perry Christie. It appears that
although Mr Christie has been
PM since 2002, the reality of his
; stunning victory has yet to sink

-, in. Throughout his tenure, Mr

Christie has been indecisive and

'' overly dependent on commit-
«tees to make the tough decisions.

While both Mr Christie and
Hubert Ingraham were pupils
_ of Sir Lynden Pindling, he must

_-have received his notes in a dif-

ferent classroom as his leader-

. ship skills are not comparable to

“any previous PM.
When it comes to leadership

“and decisiveness, Mr Christie

- cannot swim in the same ocean
as Pindling and Ingraham, my

* barber told me.

In 2002, the PM won the

underprivileged Farm Road

constituency by a relatively

-° small margin and is speculated
to be entertaining a return to

the more middle-class con-
stituency of Centreville.

While it is likely that he will
retain his seat, Mr Christie earns

- a grade of U (unclassified) for
-,- administration, and is rapidly
, -being considered a temporary
ior PM.

With a Cabinet that can be

© yslikened to a runaway train, Mr
ie \ Christie’s term in office reminds
1142-me of a tired yawn.



Fred Mitchell should take a



5 i ee in Fox Hill from pro-

-s posed FNM candidate Jacintha

_, Higgs. Commentators regard

>, +,-e;.Mrs Higgs, a former teacher, as

56 Sib

a direct contrast to Mr Mitchell,

asa. se who will be sent packing on his

Ben FIO

‘final trip.

As Minister of Foreign

ne \ Affairs, Mr Mitchell has been
*:°i “embroiled in controversy.

’Bahamians are complaining
about Mr Mitchell’s incessant
“trips around the world on tax-
sepayers’ dollars without any
»; apparent results, as it appears

_- ,that he has been on more trips
cvitthan the entire Cabinet com-



bined. Some Bahamians have ,

begun saying that Fred Mitchell

- flies more than birds!

Mr Mitchell should have the
backbone to clarify the
Bahamas’ vote on Cuba at the
UN and address the reported
visa scandal.

Bradley Roberts, MP for
Bain and Grants Town, will
likely retire. However, accord-
ing to my score, he has been a
failure as a minister, mired ina
scandal and ineffective.

Tennyson Wells may not
retain his Bamboo Town seat
if the PLP challenges it. Unlike
the 2002 elections, when the
PLP arranged a deal with Wells,
it would be foolish not to nom-
inate a candidate during this
tense political season.

In Adelaide, Michael Halkitis
will likely lose. During his cam-
paign in 2002, he received much
praise for his brilliance as an
accountant and potential as a



With a Cabinet
that can be
likened to a
runaway train,
Mr Christie’s
term in office
reminds me of
a tired yawn.



representative, but since his vic-

tory, he has been a weak back-

bencher.

Blue Hills MP Leslie Miller
has a 75-80 per cent chance of
recapturing his seat. Although
his ministerial career was rather

’ bumpy at the start, he has done

well recently and, due’to his

charismatic nature, appeals to _

the masses. He would be diffi-
cult to defeat.

John Carey, MP for
Carmichael, reminds me of the
movie The Invisible Man. He has
also been a flimsy backbencher,
attempting to capture voters in

‘ the lead up to the election with

his stance against graffiti.
Delaporte MP and Minister
for Youth, Sports and Housing
Neville Wisdom may be oust-
ed. Of all the MPs, Mr Wisdom

ST Ma

is most vulnerable as Delaporte
is a traditionally FNM con-
stituency. While Mr Wisdom
seems genuinely interested in
youth, the controversial 2002
junkanoo bleachers debacle
may haunt him.

Malcolm Adderley, MP for
Elizabeth, can be considered an
invisible man. Mr Adderley’s
poor performance as a back-
bencher makes. Elizabeth an
almost forgettable constituen-
cy. He will lose his seat.

South Beach MP Agatha
Marcelle reminds me of a wilt-
ing rose. Mrs Marcelle, I feel,
won her seat on a breeze. She,
too, has been almost unseen









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P.O. BOX N-3897 CLIFTON PIER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
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A VACANCY

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Duties Include:



“Monitoring of “Utility Equipment specifically the Ammonia Plant,
Co2 Plant, Generator, Water, Air and Lagoon Plants.

Perform lubrication and first line maintenance of equipment.
Perform daily sample collections and analysis of fluids related to
Utility Equipment to ensure efficient operation of the equipment.
Responsible for off loading bulk diesel fuel and Co2.

Maintain housekeeping standards within the Utility Area.
Maintains adequate stock levels of chemicals, oils and fuels.
Maintains daily logs of activities within the Utilities Area
Accurate recording of performance data of all utility equipment.

Minimum Requirements

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At least three years experience in operation of utility equipment
(Boilers, Cooling Plant, Compressors or similar equipment).
Basic computer skills necessary (Excel spreadsheets)

Must be a team player and have a proactive approach to area of

responsibility.

Must be willing to work in a three shift rotation system.

A competitive salary, performance related compensation, career related
training and a competitive employee benefits package are all available
to he successful candidate.

Interested persons should submit a current resume and cover letter to
- the address below no later than May 26th, 2006:

Human Resources Manager

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P.O. Box N-4936
Nassau, Bahamas

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and a feeble backbencher. She
will lose South Beach.

Shane Gibson, MP for Gold-
en Gates and immigration min-
ister, has a fair chance of retain-
ing his seat, but he is in danger
of losing it.

Mr Gibson redefines the
word arrogance and has exhib-
ited pomposity even when mak-
ing mistakes. Previously, as
housing minister, Gibson relent-
lessly boasted about the number
of houses built, yet the people
of Long Island and the south-
eastern Bahamas haven't
received any hurricane relief
from damage caused by, hurri-

. canes two years ago.

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Duties Include:



FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 13

Recently, Mr Gibson has
been embroiled in controversy
after more than 100 Haitians,
many with legal status, were
taken from their homes in
Eleuthera during the early
morning hours.

Mr Gibson has spent the past
two weeks justifying his actions,
having yet to apologise, and
leading many to assume that
these cavalier apprehensions are
for partisan purposes and praise.

Sir, Hubert Ingraham is right
to advise the illegally detained



‘Christie’s tenure has been a long yawn

Haitians to sue, as the actions
recently taken are in direct con-
travention of international laws.
Mr Gibson has been a lack-
adaisical MP, and as minister,
should familiarise himself with
international laws and proto-
cols, especially as our livelihood
depends on our international
standing.

e Tomorrow in Young Man’ s
View: the chances of the other
New Providence MPs

ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com





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P.O. BOX N-3897 CLIFTON PIER, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
TEL: (242) 362-4790/2, 302-2900, 302-2901/ FAX: (242) 362-4793

VACANCY NOTICE

A manufacturing entity located on the western tip of
New Providence, is presenily seeking the following:

FINANCE DEPARTMENT i

Position:

CCNA Os

Minimum Requirements:

* University Degree: Finance or Accounting:

° Two years Experience in financial arena;

¢ Strong communication, administrative, time rinfidgemenit skills
and reporting skills; \

¢ Excel spreadsheets u sage at an advanced level a must,

¢ Proficiency in Word applications required;

° Must be a team player with a professional attitude, strong

commitment to detail and god analytical skills.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

¢ Must be a team player that is willing to support the efforts of the
team or any team member.

¢ The successful applicant should be able to act on his or her own
initiative with little supervision.

° Must have good communication skills

° Processing of accounts payable documents.
¢ Processing of periodic payment runs.
¢ Reconciling payable and accrual accounts
© Maintenance of freight expense account.
e Maintenance of prepayments schedules

e Maintenance of miscellaneous excel reports.

A competitive salary, performance related compensation, career related
training and a competitive employee benefits package are all available to
he successful candidate.

Interested persons should submit a current resume and cover letter to the
address below no later than May 26th, 2006:

Human Resources Manager

P.O. Box N-4936
Nassau, Bahamas

Fax: 1-242-362-4793

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS. 2006/CLE/equi/
IN SUPREME COURT
Equity Side

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land containing One Hundred
and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099) acres situate on Eastern side of the.
Eleuthera Main highway approximatley 3.6
miles Southeastward of the Settlement of James
Cistern and approximatly 7.5 miles
Northwestward of the settlement of Governor’s
Harbour on the Island of Eleuthera one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
_ and- bounded North: Westwardly by land said to
be the property. of thelatediondon Johnson and
running theron One Thousand Nine Hundred
and Thirty-six and Fifty-eight Hundredths
(1936.58) Feet Northeastwardly and Eastwardly
by the sea by high water mark (the Atlantic
Ocean) and running thereon Three Thousand
Two Hundred and sixty-three and Twenty-one
Hundredths (3,263.21) Feet Southeastwardly
by land the property of Eleuthera Adventures
Limited and running there on One Thousand
Five Hundred and Forty-four and Eleven
Hundredths (1544.11) Feet Southeastwardly |
and westwardly by the Eleuthera Main Highway
and running thereon Fourthousand One Hundred
and Four and Sixty-seven Hundredths (4,104.67)

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IN THE MATTER OF the Quieting Titles Act 1959

AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of
T&R DEVELOPERS LTD.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containg One
Hundred and Sixteen and Ninety-nine Thousandths
(116.099) acres situate on Eleuthera Main Highway
in the Island of Eleuthera one of the Islands in the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas as described on the
Plan at Department of Lands and Surveys. The
Petitioner, T & R DEVELOPERS LTD. Claims to
be the Owner of the fee simple estate in possession
of the said lot of land hereinbefore described and
Petition has made application to the Supreme Court
of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas under Section
3 of the Quiting Titles Act, 1959 to have it’s title
to the said land investigated and the nature and
extend thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in
accordance with the provision of the said Act.
Copies of the field plan may be inspected during:
normal office hours at:



a. The Registry of the Supreme Court,
Ansbacher Building, Bank Lane, Nassau
Bahamas;

b. The Chambers of Douglas Sands &
Associates, Columbus House, 2nd Floor,
East & Shirley Streets, PO.Box N-8566,

Nassau, Bahamas;

c. The Administrator’s Office at Governor’s
Harbour Eleuthera during normal office

hours.






Notice is hereby given that any person having
Dower or right to dower or any adverse claim not
reconized in the Petition shall before the expiration
of thirty (30) days of the receipt of this notice file
in the registry of the Supreme Court and serve on
the undersigned statement of such claim. Failure of
any such person to file and serve a settlement of
such claim within (30) days of the receipt of this
Notice will operate as bar to such claim.

DOUGLAS SANDS & ASSOCIATES, LTD

FROM page one

go into at the time. Prosecutor
Anthony Delaney represented
the Crown.

The Majors’ lawyer,

Michael Kemp, had appealed
Justice Jon Isaacs’ ruling on
several grounds. The prosecu-
tors “failure to disclose” cer-
tain material evidence to the

the case presented, and the
inadmissibility of recorded
conversations of the Majors
as evidence were some of the
arguments in Mr Kemp’s ini-

tial appeal. The Majors have
- been imprisoned in connec-

tion with the matter since
2003 and have been in.and out
of local courts fighting extra-
dition for the past several
years.

defence so that it could meet

The Majors are wanted by



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the US government to face
charges of conspiring to
import more than five kilo-
grams of cocaine and 100 kilo-
grams or more of marijuana
into the United. States
between August, 2002, and
January, 2003. Dwight Major
is also accused of having
attempted to import more
than 100 kilos of marijuana in
January, 2003.

However, Mr Kemp con-
tinues to question why the
Majors are wanted for extra-
dition to the US if, according
to US drug officers, the drugs
were seized in the Bahamas.

Mr Kemp said yesterday
that he would have to take

instructions from his clients
on how to proceed further in
the matter, but was certain
that they could make a good
appeal to the Privy Council in
London.

"I feel as though there is
merit in their application
notwithstanding what the
Court of Appeal has ruled in
respect to their matter," he
told The Tribune.

"I think it’s unfair that the
Attorney General's depart-
ment would seek to try other
persons for this very same
conspiracy, in the Bahamas
and extradite the Majors to
the United States for the very
same conspiracy,” he said.















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Tiffany Strachan; four great grandchildren; one brother,
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Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at St.

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Three escape in
separate incidents

FROM page one mation about the break-out. Victor Brita Senea of the





Yesterday’s escape is the settlement of Mantanzas —
a third break-out in two remain at large after escap-
av ereee months. ing the detention centre on

Supt’ Edwin Culmer, in
charge of the Detention Three. ‘Cubans
Centre, said he had no infor-

— José April 4. 4
Antonio Alvarez Garcia, The three men cut through
Lazara Acosta-Ortiz and three fences to escape the
: facility, where they had been
= Ys ee held for several months:
AG defends sending police tithe. Civataccsces
: g p “: ' 2004, three Cuban detainees
2 : “-'" also escaped just before a
officer case to Supreme Court riot broke out at the centre.
; ' During the riot one of the |
ae Ae . _ dormitories was set on; fire...’
FROM page one "and the incident resulted
ie . 11 guards and nine detainees
Mrs Maynard-Gibson said that she will have no problem dis- being injured.
cussing Mr Charlow’s case with police officers during her “swift jus-
tice” programme.
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we speak about the cases that have been set down and how we pur- .
sue fastics in our community ensuring that things don’t fall shrogh : Defence Force officer
the cracks and that cases that are set down do in fact come to trial,”

she said. ) FROM page one

A preliminary inquiry into the case is set to begin on July 28.





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Details remained sketchy up
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recapture. nae
They, in turn, referred us to .
the South-Eastern Division, and
like Central, the South-Eastern;
Division had no' record. ofthe.
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EXECUTIVES of the
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president Brendan Foulkes for
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Two rival bids
eyed Kerzner.

But $81 bid enough to see off private

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street





— Consolidated

Water ‘a growth
machine just —

setting started’

® By NEIL HARTNELL |

_ Tribune Business Editor



possibility of making an offer
to-acquire Kerzner Interna-
tional, it has been revealed,
di - but were put off by the $81
per share price ultimately offered by the
buyout group headed by Butch and Sol
Kerzner to take the Atlantis resort owner
private. .

A filing with the Securities & Exchange
Commission (SEC). does not name the
rival bidders, referring to them as ‘Party A’
and Party B’. However, both are described
as “financial buyers”, indicating they were
private-equity led groups.

The Kerzner International special com-
mittee that ultimately decided to approve



the bid by the Kerzners’ and their private-

equity partners acknowledged “concerns

raised during the auction about. factors

that might favour” their bid.
However, the special committee said in

the SEC filing that “to address percep-

tions that a transaction with the investor
group is inevitable”, it had offered Party A
an inducement arrangement to encour-
age its continued interest.

In addition, the special committee said
that had the Kerzners committed to
remaining with the company for longer
than six months if a rival bidder was suc-
cessful, then extra interest from competi-
tors might have arisen.

It added: “Based on communications
from potential bidders, the special com-
mittee believes that the company might
have elicited additional interest from

financial sponsors if the Kerzners had been |

willing to go beyond those transitional
commitments and both commit to remain
with the company indefinitely after. an
acquisition and become investors in the
alternative bid.”
The SEC filing revealed that the Kerzn-

ers had given a commitment to vote all.

their shares - amounting to a stake in
Kerzner International worth between 11-

12 per cent - if a superior all-cash offer.

that was at least $2 per share higher than
their bid was received.

‘h

wo rival bidders explored the

equity rivals, with one complaining
of ‘lack of co-operation’



& BUTCH KERZNER

“The special committee believes that it
is possible more potential acquirers would
have participated in the auction process if
the Kerzners’ willingness to support a
high-priced transaction had gone beyond
their negotiated voting commitment. How-

_ ever, the Kerzners were not obligated.to

do any of the foregoing,” the special com-
mittee said.
It added that it did not believe the level

of support offered by the Kerzners’ to a

potential superior offer “was a significant

‘reason” why no rival bids came in.

Still, Kerzner International and its

Bahamian employees at Atlantis and the -



i SOL KERZNER

One & Only Ocean Club, plus Marina
Village, are likely to bebetter off under
the ownership of the Kerzners and_ their
group.

Once the buyout is completed - likely to
be in the 2006 third quarter, with a simple

majority vote of shareholders in favour’

the only thing required now - the Kerzners
will be free from the demands of Wall
Street to focus on the company’s future
development projects on Paradise Island
and elsewhere.

SEE page 3B






- & By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business —
Editor



THE $29 million Blue
Hills reverse osmosis plant

| will provide Consolidated

Water with “increased rev-
enue and earnings growth”

until at least 2007, a Wall
Street brokerage believes,



describing the company as
“a growth machine that is
just getting started”.

In a report on the BISX-
listed firm, Brean Murray,
Carret & Co said the. Blue
Hills plant, due to become
fully operational in August,
would “almost double water-
making capacity” compared
to 2005.

It estimated that the
Bahamas would account for
57 per cent of Consolidated
Water’s total supply capaci-
ty by year-end 2006, com-

’ pared to 33 per cent in 2005,
outstripping the contribution
from its home country mar-
ket, the Cayman Islands.

Combined with the firm’s
existing Windsor plant, the
Blue Hills reverse osmosis
operation was forecast to
increase Consolidated
Water’s Bahamian volumes
from 4.3 million gallons per
day in 2005 to 13 million gal-
lons-per day this year. ~

Brean Murray, Carret &
Co predicted that the
“increases sales.in the
Bahamas” to the Water &
Sewerage Corporation
would boost Consolidated
Water’s sales by 38 per cent
in 2006 to $36 million and 13
per cent in 2007, reaching
$41 million.



In addition, the company’s !

operating margins were pre-
dicted to increase from 16.1
percent in 2005 to 24.5 per
cent and 26.2 per cent in
2006 and 2007 respectively.

Brean Murray; Carret &

Co predicted that Consoli-

dated Water’s EPS would s ;

increase 82 per cent in 2006
to $0.83, and grow a further

16 per cent to $0.96 the fol- :

lowing year.” .. i
Net income for 2006 was

predicted at just under $10.5 ;
million, increasing to $12.248

million in 2007.
However, Brean Murray,
Carret & Co said it was a
placing a ‘Hold’ rating on
Consolidated Water’s shares,
due to their relatively high
price/earnings ratio. The
company’s share price was
32x the 2007 earnings per
'share estimate when the

"report was published on May
12

“Expansion opportunities
are plentiful, and we believe
Consolidated Water can con-

tinue its growth trajectory:

for many years,” Brean Mur-
ray, Carret & Co said, pro-
viding encouragement for
- existing holders of the firm’s
Bahamian Depository
Receipts (BDRs).

_ But in what might dis-
courage Bahamian investors
looking to buy into Consoli-
dated Water’s BDRs, it
added: “We believe the
growth prospects for the
company, which are among
the best in our universe of
water-related stocks, are cur-



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Exploit government’s ‘swee
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f you have some start

up capital, have suit-

able security to offer,

and are looking for

long-term funding,
then the Government may be
an option for you.

The Government has always
had a sweet spot for small-busi-
ness owners, and established
the Bahamas Development
Bank in 1974 to promote indus-
trial, agricultural and commer-

cial development in. the
Bahamas.

If you are interested in start-
ing businesses in agriculture,

- fishing, transportation, tourism,

manufacturing or services, then
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It is also prepared to offer a
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It also operates a liberal
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2, Submitting your project
document to the Bank by com-
pleting the six-page application
document that you can down-
load from their website

http://www.bahamasdevelop-—

mentbank.com..This applica-
tion form will take consider-
able time and care to complete,
as the Bank will require much
personal information about
you, your project and your
assets.

_ 3, The bank then evaluates
the application.

4. Your application is sub-

mitted to the Credit Committee -

and/or the Board of Directors

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. is one of the leading Wealth
Managers in the Caribbean. We look after wealthy
private clients by providing them with comprehensive,
value-enhancing services. In order to strengthen our
team we look for an additional. |

Client Advisor Brazil

In this challenging position you will be responsible
| for the following tasks (traveling required):

Advisory of existing clients

_ Acquisition of high net worth individuals
Presentation and implementation of investment"
solutions in the client’s mother tongue

We are searching for a personality with solid
experience in wealth management, specialized in the
fields of customer relations, investment advice and
portfolio management. Excellent sales and advisory
skills as well as solid knowledge of investment
products are key requirements. A proven track record
with a leading global financial institution as well as
fluency in English and Portugese is essential.

Written applications should be addressed to:

UBS (Bahamas) Ltd.
‘Human Resources
P.O.Box N7757 |
Nassau, Bahamas

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FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006, PAGE 3B



by 5.19

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A NASDAQ-listed company said
revenues from its construction divi-
sion, which are largely derived from
projects in the Bahamas and British
Virgin Islands, fell by 5.1 per cent to
$8.8 million during the 2006 first quar-

ter.
Devcon International said revenue

from its work at Exuma’s Four Sea-
sons Emerald Bay resort had declined
to 0.7 per cent of total revenues for
the three months to March 31, com-
pared to 16.3 per cent last year.

Backlog

As at that date, the Emerald Bay
project had a backlog of $0.2 million,
while receivables due from the resort

BUSINESS

Firm’s construction revenues fel

made up 6.4 per cent of Devcon’s
consolidated receivables.
The total receivable balance owned

by Emerald Bay included accounts |

receivable of $0.3 million, and notes
receivable of $1.3 million.

As of December 31, 2005, the total
receivable from Emerald bay had
stood at $2.5 million, consisting of

' $0.3 million of current accounts
receivable and $2.2 million of notes

receivable.
Contract

Devcon received $0.2 million in rev-
enues from work at Emerald Bay for
the 2006 first quarter, compared to
$3.7 million for the same period last
year. It added that the marina and
breakwater contract were “substan-
tially complete”.

to $8.8m in first quarter

The company also gained $0.8 mil-
lion in revenue from construction
work at Lot 22 at the Emerald Bay '
resort. /

Devcon said another Bahamian |
construction project, which it did not
identify, represented 7.2 per cent or
$1.8 million of its total consolidated
trade receivables. Some $0.9 million

of this was retention, and $0.4 mil- .

lion related to the utility division.



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INSIGHT |

FROM page 1B

Private equity funds tend to
be very aggressive, focusing on
companies that they believe
are undervalued or need turn-
‘ing around. To extract the per-
ceived extra value, they are
often highly ruthless, cutting
back on jobs and expansion
projects - such as Phase II on
Paradise Island - to achieve
rates of return likely to be
around 20-30 per cent.

It is possible such a fate may
have befallen Kerzner Inter-
national should a rival private
equity-led bid have succeed-
ed, an outcome that would not
have been in the Bahamas’
best interests.

The SEC filing described
how JP Morgan Securities, the
financial adviser to the special
committee that approved the
Kerzner-led group’s offer, on .
March 20, 2006, began con-
tacting 35 potential buyers at
the beginning of the 45-day
auction period ‘designed to
seek superior offers to the orig-
inal $76 per share one that was
submitted.

Agreements .

Although’ 11 signed confi-
dentiality agreements, none
submitted formal acquisition
proposals by the May 1, 2006,
deadline. Only Party A and
Party B showed significant
interest.

Other potential suitors
declined due to “valuation con-
siderations, alternative oppor-
tunities, transaction size and
the importance of the Kerzner
family to the prospects of the
company”:

Party B, though, had ceased
its due diligence in mid-April
and informed the special com-
mittee it would not be bidding,
due to “internal considera-
tions”. However, it had indi-
cated it was interested in mak-
ing an $80 per share offer.

That‘just left Party A. It
“participated in numerous due
diligence sessions with compa-
ny management and visited
various ‘operations, under JP
Morgan’s supervision. It
expressed concerns about the
level of co-operation it had
received from Kerzner Inter-
national’s management.

Party_A then failed to bite
on the: nducefnent arrange-
ment, which involved it receiv-
ing a substantial fee if their bid
beSt, but Kerzner
International approved the
Kerzner-led buyout. It stopped
due diligence on April 19 also.

The'de fining moment in the
saga camé when Baron Capital
Management, which repre-
sented*15.8 per cent of Kerzn-
er Intérhational’s sharehold-
ers, went public on the fact that
it wotiid not support the
Kerzner-led group’s bid at
there; then price of $76 per
share.

Baron suggested the offer be
raised-to at least $80 per share.
However, it then discouraged












rival bids by saying it would.

not support them unless their
offer was “substantially high-
er” than $80 per share.
Although Party A came
back into the ‘frame on April

21, it dropped.out finally, four *

days later, citing Baron’s filing

and other reasons for not pur-

suing: Kerzner International.
“Party A indicated that

based'on its work, it. would net

have ‘proposed an acquisition
proposal in excess of a price
per share of $81,” the SEC fil-
ing said.

After Party A told them it
had withdrawn, the Kerzner-
led group told the special com-
mittee that it would not

rh

increase its offer price. With
the withdrawal of all rivals, the
group said they thought a price
lower than $81 per share would
be approved, but agreed to
stick at that level provided
terms were agreed by April 28,
2006. i

In approving the Kerzner-
led group, the special commit-
tee said the auction had done
its job, with neither Party A
nor Party B indicating they
would be interested in submit-
ting an offer greater than $80-
$81 per share.

The committee added that
it had also succeeded in
increasing the Kerzners’ offer
from an initial $73 per share
to $81.

The SEC filing reveals that
the buyout to return Kerzner
International to the private
sector will cost the Kerzner
group $4 billion.

Some $3.2 billion of that will
go to Kerzner International
shareholders and Bahamians
who invested in its Bahamian
Depository Receipts (BDRs),
with the remainder refinanc-
ing the firm’s existing debt and
paying fees associated with the
transaction.

The Kerzners and their
investor group will put ina
combined $860.5 million of
their own equity, plus $400 mil-
lion in bridging loans and
$2.075 billion from secured
loans.

The Kerzners and one a
their partners, Istithmar, have
agreed to contribute their
entire shareholdings in Kerzn-
er International to the buyout
group in exchange for the lat-
ter’s shares. They will not
receive the $81 price for their
4.5 million and almost four mil-
lion shares respectively.

The equity contributions are:

Istithmar - $85.5 million

The Related Companies -
$60 million

Whitehall Street Global
Real Estate Partners and relat-
ed entities - $372 million

Colony Capital - vis mil-
lion

Providence Equity Partners

- $125 million

The Kerzner father and son
duo currently hold just under

12 per cent of Kerzner Inter- -

national’s stock.

After the buyout, their stake ;

national will be just under 25

‘per cent, having more than

doubled.
This will allow them to reap

more benefits from their risk--

taking and expansion projects,
delivering the greater financial
reward they believe they are
entitled to.



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BUSINESS

@ By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
AP Business Writer

Winding Bay
ABACO, BAHAMAS SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —
Internet powerhouses Yahoo
and eBay are joining forces in
an alliance that further defines
the battle lines in an online
brawl with rivals Google,
Microsoft and AOL. —
Under the multi-year part-
nership announced yesterday,

Has two (2) vacancies for
Sales & Marketing Project Director:

-Responsible for onsite coordination of sales, sales
administration and market.

-Achievement of targeted sales volume and maintaining
inventory.

-Develop future(MVCI experience preferred) managers and
implement self employed ;

-Implementation of tour efficiency and building of strong can connect with even more
team values Web surfers than they already

-Forecast and budget annual sales targets. ae

-Ensure communication, between personnel and others

Strong leadership skills

~Minimum 5 years marketing vacation ownership

-Minimum 5 years marketing in management of sales,
marketing and/or administration

-College degree preffed, but not required.

online advertising, payments
and. communications so they

Shares of. both companies
jumped on the news, reflect-
ing investor expectations that

more moneymaking opportu-
nities for two of the Internet’s
oldest and most successful
businesses.

Sunnyvale, California-based
Yahoo Incorporated operates
the world’s most trafficked

CREDIT SUISSE (BAHAMAS) LIMITED.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited offers applications for an Apprenticeship Program which is
outlined hereafter. Full details and an application form can be obtained from:

The Program Administrator

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited

The Bahamas Financial Centre, 4" Floor
Shirley & Charlotte Streets

P.O. Box N-4928

Nassau, Bahamas

Application forms should be returned no later than June 23, 2006. |

7 A) AIM

As a corporate citizen desirous of making a positive contribution to the local community,
Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited plans to offer a scholarship to two Bahamian students
to pursue an Bachelor’s Degree at the Rollers of The Bahamas (“COB”) under its
Apprenticeship Program.- - :

CONDITIONS

raed

Yahoo and eBay will draw
upon each other’s strengths in-

the deal will open up even

Web site with 402 million
unique users and ranks second
in the lucrative search adver-
tising market behind Google. It
earned $1.9 billion on revenue
of $5.3 billion last year, pri-
marily through online adver-
tisements.

San Jose, California-based
eBay Incorporated is the e-
commerce leader, with nearly
200 million users of online auc-
tions and another 73 million
United States account holders
of its payment service, PayPal.

_It earned $1.1 billion on rev-

enue of $4.6 billion last year,

mostly by taking a slice of the

auction sales on its site.
Nearly 113 million people in

the US visited Yahoo or eBay .

or both destinations in April,
according to Nielsen/NetRat-
ings Incorporated.
Thursday’s announcement
followed several weeks of ram-
pant Wall Street speculation
about the mating dance among

the Internet’s heavyweights.

At one point, there was even
talk that Microsoft Corpora-
tion wanted to buy Yahoo.

Although it’s not expected
to have a financial impact until
next year, the deal between
Yahoo and eBay seems likely
to shake up-the competitive
landscape.

Coupled with Google Incor-
porated’s recent $1 billion
investment in Time Warner
Incorporated’s AOL, the
Yahoo-eBay partnership also
figures to intensify the pres-

sure on Microsoft to find an.

ally as it tries to become a
more formidable player in
Internet advertising.

Industry analysts on Thurs-
day identified Amazon.com
Incorporated, the Internet’s

Yahoo and eBay

top retailer, and MySpace.com,
an increasingly popular teen
hangout owned by News Cor-
poration, as the most, logical
candidates for a Microsoft
alliance.

Unlike the Google-AOL

deal, Yahoo and eBay aren’t ©

swapping any money. Instead,
they are pooling together their
resources in an effort to boost
their revenue beginning next
year — a prospect that provided
a lift to their recently slumping
stocks.

Shares

EBay shares surged $3.37,
or 11.2 per cent, to $33.57 in
Thursday’s late afternoon trad-
ing on the Nasdaq Stock Mar-
ket, where Yahoo’s shares rose
$1.18, or 3.7 per cent, to $32.97.

“This is a great deal for eBay
in particular,” said Standard &
Poor’s analyst Scott Kesslér,

In a Thursday research

‘report, J P Morgan analyst
_ Imran Khan predicted the deal

will increase eBay’s revenue

by $350 million next year and.

boost Yahoo’s 2007 revenue
by $150 million.

Neither Yahoo nor eBay
projected how their alliance. -

might affect their respective *

financial outlooks.

Under their partnership...

Yahoo will become theexclu-

sive provider of display adver-.....

tising throughout eBay’ s:Web

site and'will add some search-. .
generated advertisements, as



well...

Although eBay has done el- .

atively little advertising so-far;"’
its site has the potential to

become a major marketing.

magnet with 60 million unique

US visitors last month, accord- *

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that has been downloaded by
four million users so far
Ebay’s PayPal service will
become the preferred payment
provider for purchases |made
on.Yahoo’s site, which pro-
vides a wide array of shopping,
auctions and subscription ser-
vices.
And eBay’ s Skype Injternet
telephone service will be used
to. explore building arlother
marketing vehicle that
allow advertisers to cannect
with prospective customers on
the phone instead of through
their Web sites.
““We'are very. excited
because’it allows us to provide
the best of class in so mahy ser-
vices,” Susan Decker, Yahoo’s
chief financial officer, said dur-
ing:a ‘Thursday interview.
The relationship, however,
won’t extend to China, a;rapid-
ly growing market that has
‘become.a top priority for
Yahoo,and eBay, as well as its

_ major rivals.

Even before teamihg up,
~Yahootand eBay shared a
‘Cominion interest — thwarting
Google’s rapid expansion.

., In-recent months, Google
shassinvaded eBay’s turf by

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_ Google has stressed it has no
o trample eBay, ‘one of
gest advertisers} on jits |
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE



Lending/Credit —

_,Management Posi

‘re

ition _

Ce IIR, CSUN TORE ae RRS




. The candidate may select Business Administration or any banking related field (i.e.
Secretarial Science, Accounting, Finance or Economics major) as their field of study.

. A minimum grade point average of 2.6 must be maintained at all time.

. Grades must be submitted to the Program Administrator at the Bank within three weeks
at the end of each semester.

. The candidate must be willing to work twelve (12) hours per week (part time) and four
(4) months per year (full time) at the Bank during MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST and
any other month (or parts thereof) whilst pursuing full time studies at COB.

. The candidate cannot be an immediate family member of a person employed at the Bank.

. The candidate should choose course electives after consultation with the Program
Administrator at the Bank.

. The candidate will report to and consult with the Program Administrator who is responsible
for supervision, work assignments, advice, release of ‘payments and all other administrative

_ and supervisory details.

8. The candidate must be “drug free” throughout the entire three (3) year contract period.

. The candidate should register. for and successfully complete twelve (12) credits per
semester as a full time student.

10. The candidate cannot be employed by a third party during the three (3) year period.
11..The.candidate must become PC literate by the end of year one of the program. -

We are seeking to employ for a senior position within our lending team, witha minie
of five years experience in the financial services arena. This role provides service support
~ to senior management and relationship managers in respect of credit related m fiters
and will participate fully as a member of the Bank's junior management.téam.







5

This challenging and demanding position will require the job holder to continually improve
a process of credit analysis that will identify and document the strengths and weakneé =
of an allocated portfolio of credit proposals, including analysis of the suitability of sec
offered. The job holder will also be fully involved in the business development actiy ties
of the Bank to generate new lending business. ae,

The job holder will also provide training and guidance as ‘equired to junior. memb
of the Lending department in keeping with the Bank's business objectives.>"*' x

Candidates should:-




Posses a minimum of five years experience of credit analysis
Have an in-depth knowledge of credit risk assessment, measurement and ef
techniques and corporate credit and cash-flow analysis.

Possess a sound knowledge and understanding of the workings: ofthe internafjonal
treasury, capital and securities markets yey “
Demonstrate an ability to work effectively under | pressure

Bee excellent negotiation, communication, ‘inter-personal and:time managehen
skills

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C) BENEFITS | ; : thy ethos

Supervisor/Senior Administrator

Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited will pay for the following costs whilst the candidate is enrolled
as a student at COB:

. Tuition and fees at COB up to $2,000.00 per annum.

. A Housing Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,600.00 (year two), and $1,700.00 (year
three).

. A Transportation Allowance of $1,500.00 (year one), $1,500.00 (year two), and $1,600.00
(year three).

. A Book Allowance of $800.00 per annum.

. Allowance for Miscellaneous expenses of $600.00 per annum (year one) and $1,200.00
per annum (year two).

. Health Insurance (provided the candidate submits to a medical examination by the Bank’s
medical doctor prior to commencing Apprenticeship Program)

. Special Allowance for candidates from the Family Islands $3,000. 0 (year one), $3, 200.00
(year two), and $3,500.00 (year three).

COVENANTS

1. No consideration will be given to the sex, race or religion of the candidate during the
selection process.

2. The Bank shall have no obligation towards the candidate with regards to employment or

scholarships at the end of the three (3) year contract period.

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Apprenticeship Program has a duration and contract period of three (3) years as follows:
YEAR 1: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 2: Full time study at COB and part time employment per paragraph B) 4.
YEAR 3: Full time employment with the Bank at an entry-level job at the Bank’s discretion.

In lieu of salary, the Benefits as per Paragraph C are paid during the first two years of the program.

During the third year, a salary will be paid in lieu of tuition, fees and allowances (adjusted for

cost of living increases).

NOTE: Students who are currently enrolled in COB are not eligible.



unior

In addition to the above management position, we are.also:looking, toifill a more §
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position, with a minimum of 3 years experience in the financial services arena. Sk
will be similar to those above.

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and knowledge of international markets. | . L attthgaro’ } -
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The role involves maintaining excellent internal cammunieatione andalso ensuring the
highest quality customer service to the Bank's client base. The successful candidate
will be expected to contribute towards the group’s' investmentstrategy and comment,
as well as dealing face to face with private clients and introducers of business. W@rking
closely with the Business Development Manager, the successful applicant will be




eter to travel, develop relationships and cantribute to:ne argvenues Op ah on-

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Candidates should:-

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1. Have proven experience in the devalepent ond nurturing of client relationships

2. Have asound knowledge and experience of the rules and workings of the ajor
international securities markets :: oa sraera any

3. Have gained a relevant professional. qualification, or be prepared to commehce
studying for such a qualification 5 5

4. Possess robust IT skill setsi?. OER A R

5.

Be able to demonstrate a high level of communication, ‘strong persenal, lorgenation
and the ability to maintain accuracy while working to deadlines.

Attractive salary.and benefits packageia) POEM DAM SOL AGA

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Applications should be submitted by June 9, 2006 to the following address:

Head of Human Resources
P O Box N-4944
Nassau, Bahamas ~ “a

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ead, more. ;money...on.
Yahoo
Who runs eBay’s marketplace
division. “Google continues to.
», be.an important business part-

00's, said’ John Donahue;

ner, ” Donahue said.
Google: shares dipped 87

-‘¢ents to $380.38 in Thursday’s.
late: afternoon Beading on the -

» Nasdaq. The shares slid by
_ $8.94, or 2.3. per cent, earlier
.. in the session before rebound-

ing on news reports of a deal
that will install Google soft-
ware on Dell Incorporated

computers.

- Yahoo’s ties with eBay nev-

ertheless represent a blow for
' Google, Kessler said.

"Credit Suisse (Bahamas) Limited |
“is presently considering applications for a

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The position i is open to candidates with the following: minimum

Excellent organizational. and comuiunication skills.
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Ability to meet t deadlines with minimum supervision

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. a Competitive salary and performance bonus
Pension Plan ©:
Health and Life Insurance

| Human Résduress Deparnnent:

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FRIDAY, MAY 26; 2006, PAGE 5B

@ IN this undated handout image released by Yahoo! a
screen shot of a travel search on the Yahoo! website is shown.
Under a multi-year partnership, Internet powerhouses Yahoo
and eBay are joining forces-in an online brawl with rivals
Google, Microsoft and AOL.

(AP Photo: Yahoo!)

private investment bank limited

is looking for an

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

The position is open to candidates with the following profile:

Qualifications
- Bachelors degree in Business Administration or CPS certification

or equivalent

- Minimum 5 years executive secretarial experience in.a similar
capacity, in an offshore bank and trust environment

- Proficient in the use of MS Office applications

-. Shorthand/Speedwriting and excellent typing skills

- Excellent command of the English language, both written and oral,
French an asset

Responsibilities
| - Handle all executive correspondence

- Maintain central client document files

- — Assist with compliance reviews

- Assist in implementing policies and procedures

- Liaise with both local management and Head Office

Personal qualities
- Have an excellent track record for trustworthiness, ponierialit®
and dependability
- Ability to apply independent judgment to diversified tasks and
projects with attention to detail
- Ability to work ina small structure with minimal supervision
| - Possess time management skills
Mountain View, California- - Committed to service excellence
based Google has been steadi-
ly widening its lead in Internet
search over Yahoo since last
summer, according to com-
Score Media Metrix. Through

Applicants should only apply in writing (phone calls will not be
accepted) enclosing a full resume with a covering letter to:

Human Resources Manager

April, Google held a 43.1 per cons fet
cent US market share com- private investment bank limited
PO Box N-3918

pared with Yahoo’s 28 per.cent
share.

Nassau, Bahamas

FIDELITY

has a vacancy for the position of

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Record/prepare/circulate executive meeting minutes
Manage records and filing

Organize schedules and diary systems for both the CFO and
the CEO

Provide customer service to clients & respond to enquiries
and complaints

Type a variety of material and correspondence
Assist with compilation of statistical data, reports and research

General office duties

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Strong organizational skills a must

Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
Shorthand an asset

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Ability to handle stress and to ratilii dade

Professional and discreet nature

Confident and able to manage on own initiative

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive
compensation package including benefits and bonuses
commensurate with his/her experience and performance.

The Human Resource Director
Fidelity
51 Frederick Steet
P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau
f: 326.3000

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PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

Stocks surge on mild.
GDP, housing data

# By CHRISTOPHER WANG
AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall
Street barrelled higher Thurs-

day after a drop in existing’

home sales and less-than-
expected growth in economic
activity calmed investors’ infla-
tion jitters and motivated them
to buy stocks following two
weeks of losses.

While first-quarter gross
domestic product growth was
revised upward to an annual
rate of 5.3 per cent, that figure

came in below forecasts for a
5.8 per cent gain. The adjust-
ment came as evidence that the
economy is expanding but at a
controlled pace, which could
keep the Federal Reserve from
boosting short-term lending
rates.

The GDP’s inflation compo-
nent was unchanged at a 3.3 per
cent increase, further easing
anxiety over escalating prices.
Meanwhile, decreased sales of

existing homes stirred Wall.

Street’s hopes that a cooling
housing market will limit the

Legal Notice

NOTICE

pace of economic growth.

Michael Gregory, a senior
economist at BMO Nesbitt
Burns, said a gradual pullback
in median home prices should
weaken consumer spending as
home equity values fall, an
upbeat sign for investors uncer-
tain about whether the Fed has
hiked interest rates enough to
thwart demand and contain
inflation. “The big question now
is will (the economic slowdown)
happen fast enough to stop the
Fed from raising rates in June,”
Gregory said.

“Probably not, but it could
point to an August pause. Infla-
tion tends to creep up after the
economy has turned — we have
to see how that unfolds,” he
said.

Stocks built on a modest

advance from the prior session,
when the major indexes fluctu-
ated wildly before a late rally
pushed them into positive terri-
tory. But the recent erratic trad-
ing showed investors were still
nervous about the economy’s
health and have been unwilling
to take bets.

According to preliminary cal-.

culations, the Dow Jones indus-
trial average gained 93.73, or
0.84 per cent, to 11,211.05. The
Dow is 3.8 per cent off its six-
year closing high of 11,642.65,
reached May 10. -

Broader stock indicators were
sharply higher. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index added 14.31,
or 1.14 per cent, to 1,272.88, and
the Nasdaq composite index
jumped 29.07, or 1.34 per cent,

to 2,198.24.




FROM page 1B

at the Ministry of Local Gov-
ernment and Consumer Pro-
tection Harrsion Thompson
noted the solid economies of
credit union and the vital role
they play in ensuring that
‘Bahamians have a way of saving
and borrowing money.

“The Bahamas Co-operative
Movement in its 30 years of
existence has never recorded
any loss of member savings in
any co-operative. This demon-
‘strates that members’ invest-
ments are sate, » said Mr
Thompson.

it unions, three agricultural, one
fishing, one livestock and a mul-
ti-purpose society located in
New Providence, Grand
Bahama, Eleuthera, Cat Island,
Abaco and the Berry Islands.
In addition, the movement
has introduced three young co-
operatives which serve to teach

of saving money, leadership,
teamwork skills and to expose
them to the entrepreneurial

Movement seeking |
to increase its assets

against their savings

_ centage on fixed deposit tates.

At present, there are 15 cred-

~ discipline.”
young people the importance _
_ to touch her savi
_ planning tovuse it
ment. “1 Ape

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year by year,” he added. >
For example, he said that his
credit union started in 1974 with
12 members and an initial
deposit of $90. Today there-are! Pt V1
over 11,000 members and $804) ‘iculey
million in total assets. ALE
Mr Bowe said that the credit: Sw 3
union forces Bahamians to save, Jerocced
while at the same time alloy
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or earned within
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In addition, he said that.
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been a enuber of the Bahamas |
Public Workers Co- -operative -
credit union for the past nine,
years, said: “It makes me gave
because I don’t have to worry
about going, in to make

deposit. It is automat
deducted from my salary a
end of the month. It is a for


















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EGILI LIMITED

In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act. No. 45 of 2000,
EGILI LIMITED, is in dissolution as of MAY 22, 2006.

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

LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

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

ROHILL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
In Voluntary Liquidation

NOTICE

HR AND OFFICE MANAGER

A leading mid-size professional firm is looking
for someone to serve as both HR and Office
Manager. Applicants must have accredited HR
qualifications, a minimum of 5 years experience

_in HR and possess a good working knowledge
of labour law.

Please send resumes via email to:

HRBahamas@hotmail.com

plan. “It is climbing steadily



spirit,

E J Bowe, deputy general
manager of the Teachers and
Salaried Workers Co-operative
and Credit Union, explained
that the credit union had grown
in leaps and bounds. ©

addition, she says |
able to do. her transact












He said that in the initial out feeling that they. are ob
stages, developing the public’s . sive. eee.
trust was the main hurdle, but “They ask you very few ques: cae
once that was resolved, people tions. It is nice when someone ey eae

truly took advantage of the
a number,” she added.



Legal Notice _

NOTICE

MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC,

Creditors having debts or claims against the above-named Company
are required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned c/o P.O.
Box N-624, Nassau, Bahamas on or before 15th June, A.D., 2006.
In default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any, ;,



treats you like a person and)not }





babi oF

distribution made by the Liquidator.; . .... Soff gels

‘has rel located, The new

Notice is hereby given that in accordance. with Section 138 add res. is as. follows. | Dated the 23rd day of May, A.D., 2006



Oo
he '
REE BST LR SEN TP SERN AEB PNR ONE SOY AE BEM OLAS CRE MINT hela



(4) of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 ont
of 2000), ROHILL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED is in Rea ork
dissolution. CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATORS INC- is the RAYMOND A. ROLLE & Co.,. Liquidator ae
Liquidator and can be contacted at No. 2 Commercial Centre ur
Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands. All persons ‘Suite 3, Grosvenor's Close Saar Nake erat A |
having claims against the above-named company are required ‘Shirley Street eee tinen eb ate |
to send their names, addresses and particulars of their debts PO. BOX 8s- 49462. ah
or clans to the Liquidator before June 23, 2006. N assau, N: , Bahames:
Telephone: (242) E LEGAL NOTICE
(242) 926-1133 | t
Fer Coot Liquidators, Inc. N OTI CE
warns

MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC.

aumaunsee

LEGAL NOTICE Legal Notio®

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

CLEMENTSVALE LIMITED.

NOTICE

(a) MOBIL EXPLORATION ANGOLA INC. is in dissolution under ~~ f--
the provisions of the International Business Companies Act 2000. "
‘ wpe

(b) The dissolution of the said Company commenced on the 22nd day of 9)
May, 2006 when its Articles of Dissolution were submitted.to and, ., fit;
registered by the Registrar General. CG ea |

OP oan TO BA

(c) The Liquidator of the said Company is Karen Floyd of Northchase, @-,

Drive, Houston, Texas 77002, U.S.A. ; re '

PLUMESTAR SHIPPING GmbH

Bei : NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:
(In Voluntary Liquidation) Near
(a) CLEMENTSVALE LIMITED. is in voluntary
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is in
Business Companies Act 2000.

dissolution, which commenced on the 24th day of May 2006.
The Liquidator is Argosa Corp, Inc., PO. Box N-7757

(b) The dissolution of the said company catimencedls on May 22nd,
Nassau Bahamas.

2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and

registered by the Registrar General. Dated the 23rd day of May, 2006. PELL a

HARRY B. SANDS, LOBOSKY MANAGEMENT co. in. r

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Paul Evans, Helvetia Court, at.
Attorneys for the above-named Company

South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY1 4EE.

? : ee pay
EEL

ARNER BANK & TRUST (BAHAMAS) EIDE a

88s

Dated this 26th day of May, A.D. 2006.











ARGOSA CORP. INC:
(Liquidator)

Paul Evans.

Liquidator Small offshore bank accepting applications for the positon oft

~ a F
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Private Banking Administrator SiR IOP

Hy

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ae RP RE sr en Orr ney sepeaenpantaemnrerepeeeieredl

Legal Notice Knowledge/Skill Requirements | ero} : doiotl

Major firm in the financial and legal
_ services industry
Invites applicants for the function of

IT Administrator

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
preferred

A+, N+, MCP and CCNA are a bonus
Knowledge of Active Directory, SQL, CISCO
Systems

Web Page Management

3 years experience

Salary commensurate with experience
Attractive benefits

Minimum of two years banking or general office administration
experience

NOTICE
SHERWOOD VENTURES LIMITED.

Knowledge of IBC legislation NE
Knowledge of Bahamas Investment Find Legislation would

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows: be an advantage

BIFS Banking certification preferred or with progress being
made to completion

(a) SHERWOOD VENTURES LIMITED. is in volunt
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International
Business Companies Act 2000.

Highly motivated and enthusiastic with good time management ie
skills te ott

Ability:to work well in small group enviroment

The dissolution of the said company commenced on May 22nd,
2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mr Mark Edward Jackman

of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05+02, Singapore 039393. Computer skills essential



All applicants are asked to send their resumes by fax}
for the attention of the Assistant Manager to:

Fax no. 242 394 5975
(NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE)

Dated this 26th day of May, A.D. 2006.



Reply in confidence to:
Fax (242) 394-8430



Mr Mark edward Jackman.
Liquidator




THE TRIBUNE

FROM page 1B

}

rently reflected i in the premium
valuation being afforded the
shares.

“We | suggest investors
become familiar with the name
now, and-await-a more suit-
able entrancé point when val-
uation is more reasonable.”

Brean Murray, Carret & Co
acknowledged that Consoli-
dated Water’ s shares should

trade at “a substantial premi-
um” due to its growth potential
and “unique business model”.

It added that Consolidated
Water had the ability to enter
new markets by winning fur-
ther contracts for reverse
osmosis plants, acquire oper-
ations from other providers
and maintain existing opera-
tions.

“The opportunity pipeline
for new contracts is as robust
as ever, and Consolidated

Water has some key techno-
logical and structural compet-
itive advantages over larger
and much better capitalised
companies such as General
Electric and Veolia,” Brean
Murray, Carret & Co said.
“Its cost structure is suffi-
ciently lower, and the company
has the exclusive rights to the
DWEER energy recovery sys-
tem until 2009, which lowers
operational costs by recycling

BUSINESS

‘A growth machine just getting start:

spent energy back into the sea-
water reverse osmosis
process.”

Veolia is directly competing
with Consolidated Water for
the Arawak Cay reverse osmo-
sis plant contract, the French
company acting as the opera-
tor/management partner for
BK Water. The latter is the
Bahamian investor group
headed by Jerome Fitzgerald,

Mark Finlayson and Philip

FRIDAY, MAY: 26,°2006,. PAGE: 7i.-

Kemp.

It is understood that ‘the
Cabinet still has to make a
decision on who to award the
Arawak Cay bid to.

Meanwhile, Brean Murray,



LEGAL NOTICE





Carret & Cé said ©
Water-had
chance of pagans 7

to build’a i.

reverse osmosi pias
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. LEGAL NOTICE

Intertintional Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000)

OrRAM HOLDINGS LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice i is hereby given that in accordance with Section
| 137 (4).of the International Business Companies Act
(No. 45«of:2000), OIRAM HOLDING LIMITED

has bee dissolved, and struck off the Register according
to the Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar
General-on: the, 23rd day of May, 2006.

Fides Liquidator S Stes eas
Arango+Ofillac ull ‘

2nd Floor; 54th’East!4nd 50th Street,
Panama, Republic of Panama
Piquidnot
Yours sincejely; rahiie
MOSSACK: FONSECA &' co. (BAHAMAS) LIMITED
Lauren Ramsay,. Ls ee ;

Corporate Administrator



NOTICE

"INTHE ESTATE OF ELEANOR K. PATTERSON
late of 2390 State St, Unit IE Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut,
US.A. deceased.

if

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons havin any
claim:or demand against the above Estate are required to send
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before
the 1gt day of June, 2006 after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.

j AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or
before the date ‘herein before mentioned.



NATALIE OLIVER
Executrix of the Estate of
Eleanor K. Patterson, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama

NOTICE OF SALE

The Town Court Management Company
(I fereafter “the Company’’) invites offers for
the purchase of ALL THAT Unit Number C-
of The Town Court Condominiums situated
on Nassau Street in the Western District of the
Igland of New Providence being a one
bgdroom/one bath apartment unit together with
ALL | THAT 1.26% share in the common
popétty of the Condominiums.
The Company makes no representations or
watranties with respect to the state of repair of
a ee situate thereon.
The Company will sell under Power of Sale
contained in a Declaration of Condominium
of Town Court Condominiums dated 8th
October 1979 which is recorded in Book 3189
at,pages 366 to 405.
TERMS: _ Ten percent (10%) of the
purchase price at the time of
contract and the balance upon
completion within Thirty (30)
days of contract.

This Sale is subject to reserve price. The
Company reserves the right to reject any and
all offers.

'

Interested persons may submit written offers
addressed to the Attorney R. Dorsett, P.O. Box
N-272, Nassau, Bahamas to be received no
later than the close of business on the 2nd day
of June, A.D., 2006.
















Are you looking for an
Administrative/Personal Assistant?

Someone to do all your banking, typing, make
travel arrangements, assist with payroll and
all other administrative duties. | am looking
for work, flexible hours, preferably to work
from home, but willing to come into the office
as needed.

Please call Tel.364-0067/454-7059.

hit

WINDING Bay
ABACOH BAHAMAS

Has two (2) vacancies for
Membership sales Executives:

-Exceptional written and verbal communication skills,
organization skills
-Exceptional Telephone skills
-Public speaking preferred
-Ability to demonstrate strong relationship sales capability
. Ability to interface professionally with all members
of staff
-Generation and execution of an annual business plan
-Self generation of buisness through referrals and other
personal contacts
-Exceptional skills in long range guest relaional maintenace
-Use of tracking system for effective follow up andcustomer
purchase sequence
» «College degree preferred





NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF WINDELL NORMAN
MAXAM (also known as WENDELL N. MAXAM) late of #5
McLindi House, in the City of Freeport, on the island of Grand

Bahama, within 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
the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before

ithe 1st day of June, 2006 after which date the Executrix will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.



AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted
to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or

before the date herein before mentioned.

BULA MAY DELEON
Executrix of the Estate of
Wendell N. Maxam, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama







NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF MAX BUSLIK late of 220
Central Park South, New York, New York, U.S.A. deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons havin any

claim or demand against the above Estate are required to send



the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned on or before
the 1st day of June, 2006 after which date the Executors will
proceed to distribute the asseets having regard only the claims
of which shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons indebted

to the said Estate are requested to make full settlement on or

before the date herein before mentioned.

DENNISON & CO
Executors of the Estate of
Betty Buslik, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-41888
Freeport, Grand Bahama





































International Business Companies Act (Na 4S ot 206 1G) {
AFRINVEST SECURITIE ‘s LiUMir a
(In Voluntary Liquidation) h

Bates i

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section. f
137 (4) of the fiternational Business © onan es Act |



(No. 45 of 2000), AFRINVEST § SEC! TLRS
LIMITED has been dissolved: and ede off t

Register according to the Certificate of Dissoh
issued by the Registrar General on the” 23rdidey of
May, 2006.

Exulta Anstalt
Kirchstrasse 33,
FL-9490 Vaduz
Liquidator







TEE

Yours sincerely,

MOSSACK FONSECA & CO. (BAHAMAS) LIMITED a
Lauren Ramsay, :
Corporate Adminisirator



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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIE S AC De. :
(No. 95 of 2000) |

MS SEC URIT IES LIMITED mt
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Notice ts he baby given in ee ne Ay it th Sect
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, No.4
the Dissolution of MS SECURITIES LIMEPED
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been 4ssued and te



Company has therefore been struck off the Register, The d
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NOTICE =

IN THE ESTATE OF BETTY BUSEEK Jete of 22
Central Park South. New: York. New York. U/S.A GeCCus

NOTICE is hereby given that all persors havin av

claim or demand against the above Estate. are required to os



the same duly certified in writing to the undersigned, on 01
the Ist day of June, 2006 atter Which date the Exccuts
proceed to distribute the asscets having 1 eward oniy die chia

of which shall then have had tietice:

AND NOTICE is here by given that all persons mice Pics &
to the said Estate are requestedto make fat settle mention o ee

before the date herein before mentioned.

DENNISON & CO
Exeeutors of the Estate 0}
Betty Buslik, deceased
C/O. BO. Box bt I 88s
Freeport, Grand Bahama

AAALAC ESE LESTE PEAS HONE ZA



RARELY AR MEM DCE AOE

NOTICE UU

IN THE ESTATE OF MERREL AE DORSEY) i
of 15B Paradise Lane tn the City of Preeport ai ihe teu bey
Grand Bahama one of the Islands of the ¢

Bahamas, deceased

NOTICE ts hereby givea that all ps
claim or demand against the above Estate are
the same duly certified th writing to the ander
the Ist day of June. 2006 after whieh dare if: piu 5
proceed to distribute the asseets haying. i "
of which shall then have had notice aK

ea thet a Yeas

AND NOTICE ts here by gn

to the said Estat requested to iia \ i \

before the date herein before mentioned.

MERRIL AND LUCY DORSETT
Exeeutors of the Bstate ot
Merril Dorsett, deceased
C/O P.O. Box F-4lsss
Freeport, Grand Bahama

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LAURENTIOE INSURANCE AND ORTOAGE COMPANY LuuireD
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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS? REPORT werk ae ‘ Me cee ated

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED
DECEMBER 31, 2005: gS

Statement of Changes in Eguty ieee ee ee oe
Statement of Cash Flows _
Susement of Life Assurance Fund eS
Notes vo Financial Sintménis

Deloitte. -

WNOEPENDENT AUDITORS! REPORT.



To the Shareholders of Pa ea a
-Leurentide Insurance and Morigage Cimpany Limited

‘We: have audited, the accompanying. balancé. ‘sheet of ‘Launeaside, insurance. ‘end Monge” ao

Company Limited’ (the “Company”) as ‘of December 31, 2005, and. ‘the related statements OF oe,

income, chariges:in equity, cash flows and life ‘assurance ‘find for the:yeat then enided, eThesé 2
_ financial ‘statements are ‘the responsibility. of the Company’s management. . Ou pespotey: is.

to express an opinion of these financial statements based on our audi :








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\ LAURENTIDE enna £20
AS OF DECEMGER 31,2008










$6 e701, 10 aa
7983, Mg

Authorized, tsaued snd my pit
_ 105,000 shares at $2.86 each
Retained camnings (Note 3) |
To rte ny















Life ‘ssurance, Ned (Note 4)” ‘
"Interest i income - pent company oe 6) ee

Tota i income Sotees i
/EXPENSES:'

_ General and odiinisra ive. eae
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cater ceeabiabat :
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2008
(Eovenssed i Bahai ;

‘nates Beco i, 2003, sa eva ae a
reported (Note 5): mak



Prior period adjustinent gt ak ae eno oe ‘70,0 000)
Balance at December 31, 2003, as restated: se S08 eee 6,961,104 ~ °7,261,404-
‘Nat Income, a rete (Nok 5): a 594,993. 3,134,993
Dividends . a < : “1@;$00:000) 42,500,000).

"Balance ot December 31, 2004 ” 00,300°... 7,596,097: 7,896,397
* Netincome 2 oN gee ott on, ORS "9,089,128
Dividends paste he i More st . gi : ets . cites = aoe 000) BS00,000) °

Balance at December 31, 2005 Sie he ca

ee The accompanying totes form 3 an inter pan of these financial eiateienis.

ane CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITY:

‘DEPOSIT - PARENT, BEGINNING OF YEAR ©

STATEMENT OF LIFE ASSURANCE FUND
:/ YEAR ENDED DECEMBER: 31, 2005
(expressed in Bahamian dollars)

- LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, BEGINNING OF YEAR,

THE 2 TRIBUNE BUSINESS

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

“YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2005

(Expressed in Bahamian dollars)
, (Restated)

2005 2004
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES: j K ,

. Net income $ 3,089,128 $ 3,134,993
Decrease (increase) in accrued interest receivable and other assets 2,325 (3,700)
. Increase in life assurance fund 4,034,985 169,818

61,246 17,647

7,187,684 3,318,758

Increase in accrued interest payable and other liabilities
Net cash from operating activities

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITY:
Increase i in due from parent company

(652,699) __ (648,940).

(2,500,000) “(2,500,000)\

‘Dividends paid ;
é NET INCREASE IN DEPOSIT - PARENT | 4,034,985 169,818

| 6,781,112 __ 6,611,294
DEPOSIT - PARENT, END OF YEAR $10,816,097 $ 6,781,112.

the accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements. ‘

LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

(Restated)
2005 2004

$ 6,781,112 $ 6,611,294

AS RESTATED ~
"PREMIUMS RECEIVED 13,479,790 __ 7,446,612,
ee - 20,260,902 _ 14,057,906
> LBSS: nes : ahd
' * “Death claims - 488,453 690,139.
Commissions (Note 6) j 1,347,979. 744,661,
Tax.on premiums f : 352,260 - - 223,398.
"Refunds ' 4,793,741 . 3,162,686

2,462,372 _ 2,455,910

Life assurance income (Note 4)
9,444,805 7,276,794

‘LIFE ASSURANCE FUND, END OF YEAR $10,816,097 $6,781,112

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.
LAURENTIDE INSURANCE AND MORTGAGE COMPANY LIMITED

"NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS : ied Ege opp |

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2005 uit SUN AE Se
4. INCORPORATION AND ACTIVITY . ; ys

Laurentide Insurance and Mortgage Company Limited (“the Company”), is a whely-own
_ subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank Limited (the: “Parent”).

The Company is incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas ‘and
registered under provisions of The Insurance Act, 1969. !

The principal business of the Company is.to provide:credit life assurance. in respect of
borrowers from its parent company. The. registered office is located at GTC ret
Services Ltd., P.O. Box SS-5383, Nassau, Bahamas.. é

reds SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICY

Basis of preparation - The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
International’ Financial Reporting Standards, The preparation of financial statements in
conformity with International: Financial Reporting Standards requires management to make
estimates and: assumptions that affect the -reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the,
reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could |
differ from those estimates.

The significant accounting policy followed by the Company is as follows:

\ a, © Life-assurance fund - All receipts from the life assurance business of the Company are
: eredited to a life assurance fund as required by The Insurance Act, 1969, under which
- the Company is registered. The fund is reduced in respect of expenses of the life
" «assurance business and any surplus disclosed by actuarial valuation. :

“b. . Revenue ~ Revenue is recognized on an accrual basis, except for fees and commission
“income that is recognized on a cash basis. fate assurance income is deferred and
_ amortized over the life of the loan. Ne ‘

C. Related parties - Related ne include officers, directors and shareholders of
- Commonwealth Bank Limited.

a Oe ASSETS OF LIFE ASSURANCE BUSINESS —

_ . Section 17 of The Insurance Act, 1969; stipulates that: - ; A \
a,» The assets of the life assurance fund of a registered insurer:

i. shall be a8 absolutely the security of the life policyholders as though the insurer
carried on no business other than life assurance business;

ii, shall not be liable for contracts of the registered life assurer carrying’ on thant
business or insurance business for which it would not have been liable. had the.
business of the insurer been only that of life insurance; and .

iii, shall not be applied, directly or indirectly, for any purposes other than those’ to
_ which the fund is sepleee

"bh: In the winding up of a-Jife assurer the value of the liabilities and assets of his life
assurance fund shall be ascertained separately from the value of any other liabilities or

- assets and no assets of the life assurance fund shall be applied to the discharge of any:
liabilities other than those towards life jeclieyiese except insofar as those assets’

exceed those liabilities. ;

\

4 LIFE ASSURANCE INCOME

An actuaiial valuation, which is based on the greater of thé actuarially computed ratty
reserve, including a reserve for mortality fluctuation, or the total of unearned premiums, was
prepared as of December 31, 2005. As a consequence $2,462,372 (2004: $2,455,910), being
premiums distributable otherwise than to policyholders, was credited to income during the
year.

8. PRIOR PERIOD ERROR |
During 2005, the Company discovered that the entire insurance premium on ‘some of its
portfolio was credited to income at the time the loans were granted. The impact of the
foregoing on existing loans represents a deferment of income to, be recognized over the life of
the loan. In the case of loans paid off before maturity, these amounts represent Hsbinyes due
to customers.

The error occurred from 2003 until it was discovered. As a result, these financial statements
have been restated in accordance with IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in. Accounting
Estimates and Errors. The effect of the restatement is summarized below. There is no effect
on the 2005 financial statements.

Effecton Effect on

2004 2003
Increase in deposit - parent $ 503,000. $ 270,000

$512,000 $ =|

$503,000 $ 270,000
$512,603 $ 270,000

$242,603 $ 270,000
$ 242,603

» $__ 270,000

Decrease in due from parent
Increase in life assurance fund
Decrease in retained earnings
Decrease in life assurance, net

Decrease in net income

6. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS AND BALANCES

During the year the Company paid commissions of $1,347,979 (2004: $744,661) to its parent
for life assurance business. Deposits with parent and due from parent balance cam interest at
the Bahamian prime rate. The Company also pays an annual management fee of $300,000
(2004: $300,000) to its parent for undertaking its administrative activities.

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PAGE 10B, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

Australia
defeat
Greece in
World Cup
warm-up

MELBOURNE,
Australia

Associated Press

AUSTRALIA beat
Greece 1-0 Thursday
on Josip Skoko’s goal
in the 16th minute in
an exhibition game
before a record soccer
crowd of 95,103 at the
Melbourne Cricket
Ground.

The Australians
leave for the Nether-
lands on Friday for a
June 4 exhibition with
the Dutch before their
World Cup opener
against Japan on June
12 in Germany. They
sealed their first tour-
nament berth since
1974 after winning a
series with Uruguay
last November.

Stunning |

Greece, after a stun-
ning win at Euro 2004,
failed to qualify for
the World Cup and
was using this game as
preparation for 2008

@ SOFTBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

AFTER getting off to a shaky
start, the New Providence Soft-
ball Association is now in full
swing and the only thing that
can slow them down is the
inclement weather.

The league has had to post-
pone one or two games because
of the rain, but president Steve
‘Garbo’ Coakley said whenever
they have an off night, they will
try to make up those. games to
avoid a backlog at the end of
the season.

Surprises

After a full month, the league
has been a competitive one in
both the men’s and women’s
divisions with some surprises
and some disappointments.

On the men’s side, the sur-
prise came from the Stingrays
Sporting Club, which has
emerged on top of the stand-
ings with an impressive 4-0 win-

loss record.

Last year’s champions Elec-
tro Telecom Dorcy Park Boyz
have been the biggest disap-
pointment, having lost all four
games played. And runners-up

TBS Truckers are not doing

much better, having won just
one. of their three games. .
On the ladies’ side, the Elec-

tro Telecom Wildcats have °

reeled off three straight victo-
ries after losing their opening
game by default. Electro Tele-
com are tied at the top of the
standings with the Bommer
George Swingers, who suffered
their only loss to the Wildcats.

Proper Care Pool Lady

‘Sharks, are winless after losing

two close encounters in their
previous games.

The Lady Sharks will attempt
to crack the winner’s circle on
Saturday night when they take
on last year’s runners-up DHL
Brackettes, who are 1-2.

In Saturday’s feature game,
the rematch of last year’s final
will take place as Truckers try
to stay ahead of the struggling

SPORTS

Softball hoping to
weather the storm







Dorcy Park Boyz, minus the
Minus brothers and pitcher
Edney ‘the Heat’ Bethel.
While Bethel has returned to
play in Exuma, Mario and
Andy Ford have had their
“indefinite” suspension reduced

_to 10-games by the NPSA for

their “unsportsmanlike con-
duct” during the awards pre-
sentation on opening night.

League president Steve ‘Gar-
bo’ Coakley said after the shaky
start, he’s pleased with the way
things have settled down, but
he’s still hoping that they can
attract more fans to the stadi-
um.

“As the season progress,
things should pick up as we
head towards a successful 2006
season,” he projected. “We still
have a long way to go, so there’s
still plenty of softball to play.”

In the last games played
Tuesday night, the Swingers
pulled off another victory with a
14-6 triumph
Whirlpool Eagles and the
Stingrays held off the Dorcy
Park Boyz 7-5.

over the,

© Here’s a summary of those
games played:

@ Swingers 14, Eagles 6:
Rebecca Moss went 3-for-5 with
four runs scored; Dorothy Mar-
shall and Theresa Miller were
both 1-for-4 with two RBIs and
two runs scored and Christine
Hanna was 1-for-4 with a run
scored to lead Bommer George.

Desiree Taylor picked up the
win, while Kim Neymour was
tagged with the loss.

For Whirlpool, Cassie Smith

was 2-for-2 with a run; Thela .

Johnson 1-for-2 with two RBIs
and Neymour was 1-for-3 with a
run scored.

M@ Stingrays 7, Dorcy Park
Boyz 5: Byron Ferguson had a
grand slam home run with his
only hit in four plate appear-
ances to lead the Stingrays.

Rudy ‘Vida Blue’ Williams

came out on top of Rodney
Taylor on the mound.

Lou Johnson led Electro
Telecom with a perfect 2-for-2
night with two RBIs and a run
scored.



England in control

IN BRIEF

m@ SOFTBALL
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action at the St. Paul’s Col- »: <,
lege Park with the Bahama-
sair Flyers pulling off a 13-7- =:

victory over the BTC Com- =» =:

municators.
Beth Hall got the win over
Latoya Humes.

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Roberts was 3-for-4 with two” ~

doubles and four RBI's arid. 7

Tara Evans was 2-for-4 with a ~
homerun and an RBI.
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Latoya Humes was 2-for-3:° --
In a men’s game, the



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ricanes 11-7: 2
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canes played the Union
Knights (MFP). oD
Fast pitch action will break: -
until June 7th as a result of
the Fourth Annual
Cornelius « "Money". .
Williams Men and Co-ed
Slow Pitch Invitational Tour-.

















nament, June 1st 4th (Labour: -



European champi- | MCRICKET Pietersen not out 30 and night

onship qualifiers in BIRMINGHAM, England watchman Matthew Hoggard on 2. Day Holiday weekend).

September. Associated Press Liam Plunkett took 3-43 off 12
Skoko scored with a overs for England, while Hoggard, @ SOFTBALL

left-footed strike from ENGLAND'S bowlers skittled | Andrew Flintoff and Sajid Mah- GSSSA RESULTS

mood took two wickets each.
England's nine dropped catches
in the first test at Lord's let Sri Lan-
‘ka hold on for a draw when.the
home team should easily have won:
Despite a few more blemishes
Thursday, England was in
control.

Sri Lanka's batting lineup for 141
by tea and the home team trailed
by just three runs with seven wick-
ets in hand at stumps on the open-
ing day of the second test at Edg-
baston.

At the close, England was 138-3
in its first innings, with Kevin

just outside the penal-
ty area after Marco
Bresciano’s corner
kick. Bresciano had

a free kick eight min-
utes later, but shot
wide.

The Government Sec-
ondary; Schools Sports Asso-
ciation continued its softball
regular season action on
Wednesday at the Baillou
Hills Sporting Complex with
the following results posted:







System

Greece coach Otto
Rehhagel broke;
his 4-5-1 syst
ing with a 4#4:2 that
did not include captain
Theodoros Zagorakis.
Zagorakis entered as a
midfielder midway
through the game, and:
the Greeks started the
second half with a rush
by applying more pres-
sure on and off the
ball. :

Zagorakis’ missed
shot in the 70th
minute was Greece’s
best chance.

Australian goalkeep-
er Zeljko Kalac, a sur-
prise choice over Mark
Schwarzer, wasn’t
forced to make a save
until the last 10 min-
utes.

Forwards Harry
Kewell and John
Aloisi and midfielder
Tim Cahill did not
play for Australia
because of injury.



Bahamas.

Bahamas.






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LINDA MITCHELL OF 157 NE
68 TERR, MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33138 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EROLD LA’ CROIX OF ETHEL
STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

‘NOTICE is hereby given that JEFFREY DOREUS OF GOLD
COIN LANE, FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is
applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 26TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand






































Bahamas.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSARIO URIBE OF OJEDA,
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 13TH day of MAY,
2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MONIQUE LA’ CROIX OF
ETHEL STREET, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GILBERT CHERIME OF EAST | .”
STREET, P.O. Box SS-19950, 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box




















ESRI LANKA'S Muttiah
Muralitharan, top, bowls. the
ball which claims the wicket
of England's Marcus Trscoth-
ick, right, for 27 on the first
day of the second cricket Test
Match in Birmingham,, Eng-
land, Thursday May 25, 2006.

(AP Photo/Jon Super)









Bahamas.









NOTICE |

NOTICE is hereby given that THERESA GRAY OF TAYLOR }..
STREET, P.O. Box N-3841, 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 19TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible ||.
-for Nationality. and Citizenship, P-O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, |

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEISHA SIMMS OF P.O. BOX F-41875,
‘FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any |:
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 26TH day of MAY, 2006 to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box F-41085, Grand Bahama,

i ondary Schools Sports Asso-> *

SENIOR BOYS.

RM Bailey Pacers knocked
off the Government High
Magics 13-3 as Patrick Rolle

i picked: up the win on the

mound.

Dame Doris Johnson Mys-
tic Marlins out-slugged the
RM Bailey Pacers 19-10 as .
Charles Cooper got the win:
on the mound.

Hae oH

SENIOR GIRLS
CR Walker Knights pol-

: ished off the CI Gibson Rat-

tlers-11-01 behind the stellar
pitching of Thela Johnson.

JUNIOR BOYS
CC Sweeting Scorpions ©
routed the HO Nash Lions
24-17 with Jason Mitchell
coming out’as the winner on
the mound.
JUNIOR GIRLS
CC Sweeting Scorpions: =
nipped the HO Nash Lions ~
15-14, thanks to Kendice Hig-
gs’ pitching.

m SOCCER
GSSSA SEMIFINAL

CR Walker Knights nipped’ =
the Government High Magics: -
3-2 in the Government Sec-

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ciation’s senior girls soccer, -
semifinal playoff action on
Wednesday in double over-
time.

CR Walker will:now go on: '.
to play the CC Sweeting -
Cobras in the championship
on Wednesday. a

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_with a time of 23.44 sec-

female’s performance

‘honour. Ferguson’s

_assisted with her being _



_old senior attending

’ second in the 100m with

| Smith walked away with



Clarke, Savetheda
| Fynes and Chandra

_Golden Girls qualifying

FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2006

SECTION

Fax: (242) 328-2398

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AbaCeiyaeisel
impress
in 200m
@ TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE
JOHNSON

Junior Sports
Reporter

FOLLOWING in the
footsteps of the Golden
Girls’ 4x100 metre team
hasn’t been easy for the
Bahamas, but now, with
the likes of Sheniqua
Ferguson and Nivea
Smith making their
mark, that may be
changing.

Ferguson, who is
leading the charge for
young aspiring sprinters
in the nation, is ranked
fourth among the junior.
females in the world

onds in the 200m, while
Smith is holding the -
third fastest time for /
the youth females in the
same event.

On the junior world

list Ferguson is trailing
Americans Alexandria
Anderson, who clocked
23.16 seconds, team-
mate Brittany Jones is
sitting in second with a
season’s best of 23.61
seconds leaving Muriel
Ahoure to settle for
third with 23. 33 Sec-
onds..

Smith has clocked
23.66 seconds for the

23:44 seconds also

the second ranked 200m
runner on the perform-
ers list for youths in the
world. Brittany Jones of
United States is ranked
number one with a time
of 23.31 seconds.
Ferguson is a 17-year-

Jordan Prince William
and Smith a 15-year-old
eleventh grade student
attending Catholic High
in Grand Bahama.
Ferguson, who com-:
peted for the Bahamas
at the Carifta Games,
won the open women’s
200m in a time of 23.44
seconds and finished up

11.63 seconds.
At the Carifta level,

four medals, two com-
ing from individual
events. In the 100m
Smith clocked 11.90
seconds for a bronze’
medal and 23.66 sec-
onds for a gold medal
in the 200m.

The last time the *
Golden Girls competed
on the international
level was 2001, this
team included Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie,
Pauline Davis-Thomp-
son, Eldece Lewis-

Sturrup.

The team which ran
in the recent (2004)
Olympic Games includ-
ed Tamika Clarke,
Phillipa Arnett-Willie -
and Shandria Brown.

Smith was selected to
run as a member of the

team at the Penn
Relays last year.

On the men’s side
Karlton Rolle is ranked
fourth in the 200m on
‘the world youth’s list of
top performers with his
Carifta gold medaling -
time of 21.33 seconds.

Rolle’s time is not far
off the top time posted
by Wilhelm Van Der
Veyver of Russia, 20.91
seconds, Harry Adams
of United States’ 21.05
seconds and Yohan
Blake of Jamaica’s time
of 21.12 seconds.



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& BOXING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

EVEN though it’s been almost two
years since he last fought, Freeman ‘the
Natural’ Barr has made it clear that he
isn’t finished yet.

Still with SJC Boxing Club in Fort
Myers, Florida, Barr said as soon as he is
fully recovered from a medical problem
that has hampered his progress, he will
be back in the ring.

The 32-year-old Andros native was
scheduled to fight a “tune-up” in his return
two weeks ago in New York, but his oppo-
nent from Alabama had to pull out after a
‘car accident.

When contacted on Thursday, Barr said
he’s trying to get “the rust” off him
because he’s been sick.

“T-had to get steroids injected into my
eyes,” he said. “So I have to wait to get it

Freeman rea
for his comeback



out of my system before I really go back
full streak at it.

Moving up from the super middleweight
to light- -heavyweight division, Barr last
fought in May; 2004 and because he was-

n’t at full strength, the doctors examined
him and discovered the problem he had in
hiseyes.

Since then, he was injected with steroids
to clear up his problem. But Barr said he
returned to the doctor earlier this year
and he was given the “go ahead” to get
back in training. x

- won’t be 100 per'cent until I get off the

Now the question is, can Barr make a
successful comeback?

“Most definitely, I will make a come-
back,” he charged. “I just have to get over
the ring rust first before I can think about
making it big, But I know I can make it at
175 (pounds) as a light-heavyweight.

“Once I can get my health together
again, I know I will be okay. I know I
*
steroids. But right now I’m about 90 per
cent. I just want a couple of tune-ups to get
ready.” —










Sporting a 26- 4 win-loss record, Barr,
who resides in Naples where he works as
an electrician, is back in the ring in Fort
Myers where he’s training on a daily
basis.

Canton, who has been involved with
Barr since he left the Bahamas to go to
Florida in 1992 just after he launched his
pro career, said it’s been a “frustrating
process”:for the comeback.

After the promoter cancelled the last
show, Canton said he’s been forced to
look at putting on Barr’s comeback in
Fort Myers where he had a very large fol-
lowing before he was sidelined.

“We’re just trying to get a date at the
end of July when we can properly pro-
mote the fight as Freéman makes his -
comeback,” Canton stated.

“He was ready last week. He weighed i in
at 175, but the fight didn’t come off. He’s
looking pretty good. We’re just waiting
for him to get back in the ring.”



Firebirds coa



court in bas ketball clinic.

‘BASKETBALL
By KELSIE JOHNSON
‘Junior Sports Reporter

THE dominant play of Eve-
lyn Bain and Shekira Knowles
on the court has inspired col-
legiate coach Teresa Stuck to
host a three day mini-basket
clinic here in the capital.
~- Stuck, the head coach and
athletic director for the Kirt-
land Community College
(Firebirds), is hoping to re-
introduce the fundamental
aspects of the game to several.
high school athletes attending
the CR Walker high school.

- The clinic, which started
yesterday, is expected to wrap-
up on Saturday with all ses-
sions being conducted on the
school’s playing grounds at
Balliou. Hill Road. Kirtland
Community College is locat-
ed in Roscommon, Michigan.

Bain and Knowles are for-
mer students of CR Walker
who went on to compete’ on
the collegiate level last fall.

Their presence on the team
has been beneficial and,
according to Bain, the transi-
tion process wasn’t that hard.

System

She said: “When I first went
I thought it would have been
hard, but its not that hard. It
was a little rough coming into
a different system, but I
adjusted. Having the opportu-
nity to play on the collegiate
level is great.

“T’ve learned a lot. The
practice session isn’t anything
like the ones over here, it is
more physical and I wasn’t
used to that, but once I did I
was able to adjust pretty easi-
ly.”

Although the Firebirds’ end-
ed the regular season with an
11-17, they gained experience
from playing with high ranked

teams within the country.
According to Stuck, playing

BCR WALKER ‘girls are taken thrips their paces by visiting co

1



ach Teresa Stuck.
(Photo: Mario Duncanson/ Tribune staff)

She added: “I saw some of

these top ranked teams give
her team members the experi-
ence they need to dethrone
opponents in their conference.

She said: “My dream is to
start an exchange programme
with the College of the
Bahamas, where players from
here can come over, play and
obtain their associates degree
at the same time.

i

“TI was fortunate to build a
relationship with Kent Light-

bourne from CR Walker. This

relationship has been pros-
perous for both Kent and I
and so I am looking forward to
continuing on with it.

“You know what I have
found since recruiting Evelyn
and Sherika is that the
Bahamian athletes have tal-
ent, they can get down the

court faster than some of the
other athletes, so this is good.
But the down part with this is
their fundamentals.”

At the clinic, Stuck said
working on the campers’ fun-
damental skills will be her
main focus.

On the opening day (yester-
day), Stuck went through
some passing, dribbling main-
ly with the left hand, boxing

out and shooting drills.

With the clinic set to go for
three days, Stuck said her
focus will be on strengthening
the camper’s weak spots in the
game, also enhancing their
strengths.

While conducting the clinic
Stuck will be looking to offer
several senior players scholar-
ships to be a part of the Fire-
birds’ teams.

the athletes the last time I was
here and I was pretty
impressed with the aient the
school has.”

Stuck and her team mem-
bers will be in Nassau until
Sunday. The coach along with
assistant coach Tom Ritter and
the players received assistance
with their trip from the Nassau

Palm Resort.