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The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
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Nassau, Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
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Copyright Date:
2006
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Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Bahamas

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

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Blaze ravages
six businesses

® By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FIREMEN faced stern criti-
cism last night after a blaze they
seemed to have under control
erupted into a destructive infer-
no, ravaging six businesses in a
Nassau shopping plaza.

Damage running into hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars was
left in its wake as the fire raged
through a string of commercial
premises off Mackey Street.

Crowds watching the blaze
were left dumbfounded when
what appeared to be a “routine”
fire somehow managed to gath-

- er momentum and rage on for

ne

eight hours. ..

Last night, fire chiefs admit-
ted they were “extremely chal-
lenged” i in trying to contain the
fire as it consumed several busi-
nesses at the Super Value plaza
on Saturday afternoon.

Destroyed in the blaze were
Sun-Manufacturing, Ad Works,
Discount Mart, Fashion Hall, the
Paint Place, and the Delicatessen
of Super Value. The foodstore
itself sustained only smoke and
water damage.

According to Walter Evans,

police press liaison officer |

attached to the Fire Department,
two firefighters had to be taken
to hospital for injuries associated
with the blaze, which reports say

began shortly before 11am on

Saturday.

Mr Evans said heavy metal
beams connecting the various
sections of the building acted as
conduits for the fire to spread
from one part of the building to
the next.

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roofing, and intense heat inside,
firefighters found it impossible to
fight the blaze from either inside
or outside the building.

Unconfirmed reports claim
that the fire was started by some-
one welding at the back of Sun
Manufacturing.

However, Mr Evans could not |

confirm this at press time, stating
that they were still investigating
the cause and ostientiig the cost
of damage.

Initially, the blaze was thought

to be under control at about
2pm, as only white smoke could

_ be seen billowing from the roof

of Sun Manufacturing in the
elbow of the building. Earlier,
thick black smoke had wafted
westwards over Nassau, though
no flames were visible.

Crowds of onlookers began to’

disperse when it seemed that
firemen had tamed the blaze.

However, when The Tribune
arrived at the scene for the sec-
ond time at 7pm, Discount Mart,
the Fashion Hall and the Paint
Place were completely enguited
in flames.

Six fire trucks and one from
the Airport Authority stood
ready to do battle. But firefight-
ers, who wete sitting on coolers
or make-shift benches, admitted
that at this point there was noth-
ing they could do.

“Have you ever heard of the
perfect storm?” one officer
asked, “because this was the per-
fect fire.”

However, residents living
nearby remained critical of the
fire department for their han-
dling of the incident.

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Woman, 63,
dies after
car crash

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 63-year-
old businesswoman was fatal-
ly injured on Saturday in a
road accident, pushing the
island’s traffic fatality count
to.seven for the year.

Grace Bain-Morhill of 16
Fiddler’s Green, Yeoman’s
Wood, was driving her Ford
Ranger truck (licence GB600)
around 2.30pm when she col-
lided with a vehicle and

crashed into a concrete utility

pole.
According to police, Ms
Morhiill, a long-time resident

SEE page eight

Two held over
alleged bid to
rages $16.4m
worth of cocaine

§ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

TWO men are being held
without bond in a St Lucie
County jail after allegedly try-
ing to smuggle over $16.4 mil-
lion worth of cocaine from
Grand Bahama to Florida
over the weekend.

According to international
reports, 22-year-old Michael
Seymour of Grand Bahama
and 41-year-old Quincy
Nathaniel Garvey were
stopped in a 42-foot sports
fishing vessel named “Gyp-
sy”. Found on the boat were
five suitcases containing 361.5
pounds of powdered cocaine.

The boat, driven by Sey-

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work ona
new roadway _

' CLAIMING that officials
in his department dropped the
ball in carrying out his direc-
tives, Minister of Works
Bradley Roberts has halted
construction on a new road-
way being built through
Dothum Creek, South
Andros.

On Friday, Mr Roberts told
The Tribune that the job was
contracted under the former
director of works, and there-
fore he was not aware of work
being done until he saw pho- .
tographs of the construction.

Upon seeing the pictures,
and learning of the impact
that the construction would

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MOTORISTS face traffic
congestion on West Bay
Street this week as work goes
on to mop up an oil spill.

Parliamentary secretary at
the Ministry of Environmen-’
tal Health, Ron Pinder, said ©
last night that drivers can
expect another week-and-a-
half of disruptions.

On Friday, around 6.30pm,
a trailer-rig carrying 6,000 gal- -
lons of lubrication oil was « -
heading west at Goodman’s ©
Bay roundabout when it
flipped over, rupturing the
container and spilling some
3,000 gallons of oil into the
grassy area alongside the

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One resident, Denis
Knowles, who lives not more
than 20 feet from the western
wall of Sun Manufacturing, said
with a little more “common-
sense” the fire could have been
limited to a smaller section of

a hole in the roof and stopped
the fire from spreading. It
should never have been
allowed to spread that far.
“But how can anything be
under control if they allow.the
shopping centre to burn down?
They will all be given medals
tomorrow instead of being chas-

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YOURS NOW AT
CADLEe tised.

“This was a total debacle.
They had the big machines
there, and the water, but they
didn’t know what to do. There
didn’t seem to be any common-
sense. ;

“The really upsetting part was
watching the fire work its way
up through the entire building.
It seems like they didn’t realise
they had to get ahead of the
blaze to cut it off,” he said.

Around 9pm The Tribune
saw firefighters attempting to
disrupt the advance of the fire
to the southern section of Super
Value.

However, encountering “live
wires”, Mr Evans stated that
they had to seek assistance from
BEC to cut the power in the
entire area.

Assistance was also sought
from Water and Sewerage, as
water pressure in the area was
“insufficient” as crews tried to
contain the blaze.

Mr Evans added: “Officers
were also challenged because
there were a number of

_ propane tanks at the western
causeway, so there were addi-
tional risks they had to consid-
er. :

“Also, there were signs of
building collapse so officers
inside had to retreat, and fight
the fire from the-exterior.

“No human being could have
worked in those conditions. The
visible flames were controlled.
The beams that connect to
Fashion Hall were heated from
the interior because of the super
heated temperatures. So, as
such, the heat passed on and
caused the fire to spread in oth-
er sections of the building,” he
said.

Mr Evans reported that offi-
cers were at the scene through-
out Sunday up until press time
last night tackling small “smoke
pockets”.

lers-.com the plaza.

“The fire was never under
control. It was a total lack of
control. That big machine
(excavator) could have broken

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Nurses in
Jamaica
end their
sickout

mw JAMAICA
Kingston

NURSES across Jamaica
have ended a two-day strike
that crippled the island’s hos-
pital system following a meeting
with government leaders, offi-
cials say, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Labour leaders with the
Nurses Association of Jamaica
and the government ended the
strike late Friday with a pledge

to return to the bargaining ©

table. Nurses resumed their reg-
ular work schedules early Sat-
urday, said Edith Allwood-
Anderson, president of the
union.

But she said the Caribbea
nation’s nurses may stage
another protest if government
officials do not negotiate an
“acceptable” wage increase.

Registered nurses called in
‘sick Thursday throughout the
island nation in a protest to
demand higher salaries, forcing
at least three hospitals to pare
services.

Some hospitals, including
University Hospital of the West
Indies in Kingston, the capital,
were forced to cancel elective
surgeries and offer only emer-
gency care. ;

Victoria Jubilee Hospital, also
in Kingston, and Mandeville
Regional Hospital in rural Man-
chester also said they had to
reduce services because of the
sickout.

It was the second time in two
weeks that nurses had staged a
sickout. The previous protest
lasted for three days until
.Finance Minister Omar Davies
met with them.

Dominican
Republic |
seeks ties

with Saudis

â„¢ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Santo Domingo

THE Dominican Republic is
seeking to establish diplomatic
ties with Saudi Arabia to help
end its chronic fuel shortages
and soaring energy prices, the
foreign ministry said Sunday,
according to Associated Press.

Foreign Minister Carlos
Morales Troncoso met Sunday
in Washington with Turki al-
Faisal, the kingdom’s ambas-
sador to. the United States, to
discuss their relations, the min-
istry said. :

“We have had a fruitful con-
versation in which we discussed
the possibilities of investment in

the areas of petroleum and its.
derivatives, natural gas and con- .

nected industries,” Morales said.

Officials are trying to reduce
the country’s daily crude con-
sumption, now at an estimated
165,000 barrels last year. Gaso-
line costs about US$4.50 a gal-
lon in the Caribbean nation,

where prices rose by more than .

25 per cent in 2005. .

Saudi Arabia holds over 260
billion barrels of proven oil
reserves, one quarter of the
world’s total. Earlier this year,
its estimated daily output was
about 9.5 million barrels, or 11
percent of global consumption.

US actor to
help rally

Puerto Rico
‘hotel staff.

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

US actor Danny Glover on
Sunday helped launch a cam-
paign to rally Puerto Rico’s
hotel workers to join the local
branch of a large U.S. labor
union in a bid to gain better pay
and benefits, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Glover, whose movie credits
include The Color Purple and
the Lethal Weapon series,
joined leaders of the Gastro-
nomical Union, which repre-
sents about 2,100 employees at
nine hotels in the U.S. territory,
to call for the island’s hospital-
ity workers to unite under a sin-
gle banner.

__ The actor, who has long been.
involved in political activism,
has traveled to San Francisco,
Boston, and Toronto with labor
leaders of UNITE HERE — of
which the Gastronomical Union
is a member.

mw By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE were called in
when a land dispute flared up
over the weekend.

Trouble began when a bull-
dozer tried to clear a road
through property off Sanford
Drive, Nassau, on Friday.

A row broke out when the
driver refused to stop work,
saying he was following instruc-
tions.

A security firm was then
hired to prevent him entering
the plot, which he said was
going to be the site of a new
sub-division.

According to Debora Tom-
linson, the 30 acres of land in
question, which lies east of the
US Ambassador’s residence on
the south side of the main road,
belongs to the estate of Elodie

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A SECURITY officer stands by the piece of disputed land

Tomlinson.

However, she said a “Mr
Morris” had also laid claim to
the property, stating that he
had inherited it.

Reportedly, Mr Morris is
seeking to develop the prop-
erty for a sub-division and had

contracted A and D Construc-
tion, who had already pushed a
road through the land.
Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Mrs Tomlinson, one of
the trustees of the property, said
the family would be getting an
injunction “first thing in the

$665k to improve civil aviation

@ By MARK HUMES -

MINISTER of Transport
Glenys Hanna-Martin has
signed a $665,000 contract with
the International Develop-
ment Bank directed toward
the creation of a more orderly,
safe and modern civil aviation
sector.

In an effort to bolster safety
‘and security at Bahamas air-
ports, the minister said it had
been the government’s
declared objective to ensure
that security measures were in
place that would reflect the
best practices in civil aviation.

“As a consequence of this
commitment,” said Mrs Han-
na-Martin, “over the past few
years, millions of dollars have
been spent in the acquisition
of screening equipment and in
the engagement and training
of security personnel to man
our airports throughout the
country.”

Now, with the newly-
acquired grant from the IDB,

the Ministry of Transport, in
conjunction with the Interna-
tional Air Transport Associa-
tion (IATA), will develop an
airport security certification
programme for the civil avia-
tion department and its law
enforcement partners.

Under this component, the
minister pointed out, there will
also be a review and update
of the National Civil Aviation
Security Programme, airport
emergency plans, and other
documents vital to the mod-
ernisation of the civil aviation
sector.

At yesterday’s press confer-
ence, Mrs Hanna-Martin said
the IATA will train Bahami-
ans in various security mea-
sures, while designing, devel-
oping, and formalising strate-
gies for the operational sus-
tainability of present and
future security systems.

Additionally, she said, the
funds will allow for the imple-
mentation of new administra-

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the urgent needs in civil avia-
tion for the creation, expan-
sion, and implementation of
an identification records data-
base which could be accessed
by authorised persons
throughout the country.

As part of the new initia-

‘tive, civil aviation personnel

and other law enforcement
officers will also undergo addi-
tional training by the Interna-
tional Security Defence Sys-
tems (ISDS).

.This training will cover avi-
ation security, passenger pro-
filing, counter-terrorism iden-
tification, the detection of
bombs and other incendiary
devices, mail and cargo secu-
rity, incident and hostage
negotiations, and the develop-
ment, implementation, and
monitoring of the airport secu-
rity programme. ;

The minister pointed out
that this new undertaking will
ensure that some 750 Bahami-
ans will be trained over the
life of the training cycle.

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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 3

Land dis pute row flares up

morning” to stop any further
bulldozing from taking place.

“The property belongs to the
estate of Elodie Tomlinson.
That’s who actually owns the
property - her estate. He (Mr
Morris) seems to think that he
inherited it. But this has to be
‘settled in the courts, and we
will do this in the right way,”
she said.

Mrs Tomlinson said her
father-in-law had bought the
property in the 1960s and that

it was “highly unlikely” that he °

would not have been thorough
in ensuring correct ownership
of the land.

She said that, in her discus-
sions with Mr Morris, he had
agreed to not bulldoze any fur-
ther into the property, but will
continue to the east of where
he was previously working.

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injunction first thing tomorrow
morning. Apparently this has
happened to this property
before when my mother-in-law
was alive. It is such a nice piece
of land, I guess everyone would
like to have it,” she said.
However, one thing that
upset her most was the
“destruction and damage”
already done to the area.
Until the situation is
resolved, Mrs Tomlinson said
the security firm they had hired
will remain at the property to
ensure that no further devel-
opment takes place.
“This is happening here all
the time. Unfortunately, there ©
are some people who can’t
afford to fight these things. It’s
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happen to other people, but I
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

Published Daily Monday to Saturday -

Shirley Street, RO. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas



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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Proper solution needed to immigration

TODAY WE LIVE in an age in which if
something is not “user friendly” it is discard-
ed.

On Thursday The Tribune published com-

plaints by farmers that government interfer-
ence was crippling the growth of their industry.
Their main complaint was against the Immi-

gration Department, which was not allowing ©

them the necessary permits for their labourers.

It is true that this country has been overrun
with illegal immigrants, mainly Haitians. It is
also true that the Immigration Department,
assisted by the Defence Force, has a major
problem in its struggle to defend our porous
borders against the entry. of these unfortu-
nate boat people.

Bahamians, who feel outnumbered in their
small communities by illegal immigrants who
don’t speak their language and because of
their extreme poverty degrade the area} have
cried out to government for relief. They com-
plain that illegal Haitians flood the schools,
strain the health services and, in general, put
too heavy a burden on this country’s resources.

As a result, and especially because it is an
election year, Immigration has to be seen to be
busy with its roundups and its deportations. Its
solution is ‘a knee-jerk reaction to public pres-
sure from the inner communities. Instead of a
well thought out policy that would benefit the
whole country, Immigration is busily rounding
up. legal and illegal persons, throwing them
in the Carmichael Detention Centre, and dis
rupting many lives.

An undisputed fact today is that Haitian

_labour is needed. It is essential to all those
areas of business where the late Sir Lynden
Pindling told Bahamians they would no longer
have to work — no more hewing of wood or
drawing of water, he said. In other words
menial labour was taboo for self-respecting
Bahamians. But as hewers of wood and draw-
ers of water areas important to a well-run
nation as are its technical and professional
citizens, someone had to:be found to do the
menial labour. The Bahamian looked around
and saw the willing Haitian. .

Really it’s government’s fault that the Hait-
ian has been allowed to become a burden on
the country.

Said one operator of a large and successful
farming enterprise: “We can’t.increase the
size of our farm — we have the land, we have
the money, we have the demand and we have
the facilities, but the problem is we can’t get
the labour.”

Immigration office staff should be working

round-the-clock to process legitimate work,

permits, while the men and-women in the field
prevent new aliens entering the country. But
no business should be crippled for want of
staff. In the end it is the country that suffers.

It is also government’s fault that Haitians
are huddled together like so many animals in
the most unhygienic conditions. If these fam-
ilies, who are necessary to the work needs of



the country, could work legally, they would
pay national insurance, be able to open a bank
account, and instead of paying usurious rents
to hard-fisted landlords, they could pay a mort-
gage on a small home, which they would even-
tually own. If these persons were given status
in the country with a right to work, instead of

living from hand-to-mouth, or on charity, they

could educate themselves and make a worth-
while contribution to society. In other words,
they could raise their standard of living and be
a burden to no one.

Today they are a nuisance because of gov-
ernment’s inability to make a decision on their
status. Not only are these people at the mercy
of an uncaring society, but the employer who
needs their labour is hobbled in his forward
motion. In the end everybody suffers, espe-
cially the country’s economy.

And so it’s not the number of Haitians that
government deports that is going to win them
the election, but how sensibly they solve the
Haitian problem without damaging the coun-
try’s future.

_Former prime minister Hubert Ingraham
chastised Labour and Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson recently for his “foolish state-
ment” that the FNM government and its weak
immigration policy is the cause of today’s ille-
gal immigration problem.

In fact it is a “foolish statement”, but prob-
ably one based on ignorance of the past.

Today’s immigration problem — as are
many of this country’s current ills — is the
legacy of the first PLP government — the
government of Sir Lynden Pindling.

We would advise Mr Gibson to have a cup
of tea with Governor General Arthur Hanna,
who was Sir Lynden’s deputy and immigration
minister for a long time in that administra-
tion. Mr Hanna should have some memory
of those days, We would be surprised if he

was not aware of what was going on in his *

ministry.

“If you were in the circle you could get
plenty of work permits for farm labour,” we
have been told by someone very close to the
situation in those days. “One person could
get as many as 20 permits.(even though he
had no farm) if he were in the right circle.”
There were “plenty in the circle.”

PLP supporters — “those in the circle” — ~

received work permits for “farm labour”. And
they reaped a thriving income from “farm-
ing” out the labour.

This, Mr Gibson, is where your problem
started. It was of PLP creation between 1967
and 1992, which left us with “the man,” a cor-
rupted immigration department, and an illegal
underground network. This government has a
big fight on its hands to clean it up.

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CORRECTION: In this column on Thurs-
day we said that Queen Victoria’s birthday, a
public holiday, was on May 23. This is incor-
rect. It was on May 24.











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EDITOR, The Triune.

Please permit me to comment
on Dick Coulson’s recent “Best
Intentions” article in which he
concentrates on the Balfour Dec-
laration to explain a Jewish pres-
ence in Palestine resulting in
Israel’s difficulties with its Arabs
neighbours.

_ Mr. Coulson gave a highly
individualistic interpretation of
the history of the Jewish return to
the Holy Land and he centred it
on the Balfour Declaration. As I
discern it his points were two-
fold. First that the Jewish immi-
gration into Palestine was princi-
pally a result of British and
American official encouragement
in the form of the Balfour Decla-
ration. Secondly because of
British and American sponsor-

ship, well intentioned though it,

may have been, the Arabs in the

. Middle East will never accept

Israel. But possibly had there not
been that western support he
thought it possible that the Jewish
presence in Palestine and a Jew-
a state would have been accept-
ed.

I must take issue with Mr.
Coulson in various aspects of his
article. Jewish “Aliyah”-or the
Jewish return to the land of Israel
long predated the Balfour Decla-
ration. It took place during the
prior Turkish administration

' starting in the nineteenth century.

Indeed after the British adminis-
tered Palestine under the League
of Nations Mandate the British
administration did not honour the
Balfour Declaration largely
because of Arab opposition.

A Jewish presence in the Holy
Land had always existed before as
well as after the advent of the
nomadic Arabs and Islam to the
area, which became known as
“Palestine” referring to the earli-
er Philistine inhabitants. After
the' destruction associated ‘with

‘| the Roman conquest ‘the area had

reverted from being the biblical
land “flowing with milk and hon-
ey” to being largely desert land
with a miniscule population. The
area was never a separate country
but became absorbed into the
Ottoman Empire and it remained
under Turkish rule until the
British defeated the Turks and
General Allenby entered
Jerusalem in December 1917.
The Jewish population had
increased from the late 1800’s as a
result. of modern Zionist move-

-ments inspired by the German

journalist Theodore Hertzl to
which. Mr. Coulson makes scant

‘reference. Most East European

Jews escaping the pogroms. in
Tsarist Russia emigrated to the
United States but a solid number
of Zionist minded youths emi-
grated in waves to Palestine.
Accordingly by the time of the
Balfour Declaration in 1917 there
was a sizeable Jewish population






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urban and rural across the coun-
try and many were able to boast
of. being second and third gener-
ation settlers.

They settled in what was for
them “Eretz Yisroel”, the “land
of Israel", not with the permis-
sion of the British Government
which did not control the country
till 1918, but with the permission
of the Islamic Turkish Govern-
ment and under the prevailing
Turkish law they were permitted
to buy land and settle. Mostly
they were engaged in communal
farming. When these young Jews
showed that by hard work the
land could again be made fertile
and productive there was a com-
mensurate increase in population
with Arab immigration.

Although the British Govern-
ment had no involvement,
wealthy British Jews, like the
Montefiores and the Rothschilds,

‘horrified at the suffering of their

co-religionists as a result of
pogroms in Russian gave philan-
thropic support. during the nine-
teenth century to enable the set-
tlers to survive and land to be
purchased for farms and for
forests to be planted. Swampland
was reclaimed in the North.

The origin of the Balfour Dec-
laration was to give moral sup-
port for Palestine becoming a
Jewish homeland to which per-
sons escaping from the anti-Semi-
tism particularly in Russia might
go, and the Declaration as a letter
written by Authur Balfour for the
Government was published
before Turkey had even been
defeated in Palestine and Syria
by military arms. It was only at
the end of 1917 that General
Allenby wrested Palestine from
Turkish control. « : ‘

However, the Balfour Decla-
ration significantly reflected an
unspoken desire by British polit-
ical leaders whose religious sen-
timents made it appropriate that
they should assist the Jewish peo-
ple to return to populate the land
of the Bible. ;

That desire to assist in the
return of the Jewish people to
their historic lands was reflected
in the support that the settlers
received from military men like
Brigadier General Orde Wingate
(later of Chindit fame) as well as
romantic political visionaries like
Winston Churchill not known for
his religious fervour.

Those sentiments it must be
conceded have enabled the Arabs
to claim that in Israel the West
is involved.in a new Crusade. On
the other hand it must also be
conceded that since Israel recov-
ered the Old City of Jerusalem
from Jordan in 1967 it has for the



PROTECTION

first time in well over a thousand
years secured the complete free-
dom of access of all three. reli-
gions to their holy sites.

It is legendary that when the
British Government wanted to
honour Dr. Chaim Weizman a
founding scientist in the realm of

. bio-chemistry whose work in the -

University of Manchester during
World War I led to a method of
producing acetone which was
needed for the production ‘of
artillery shells, Dr. Weizman, an
ardent. Zionist, is credited with
securing a promise from the.
British Government to build a
"Jewish National Home" in
Palestine, in effect reflecting the
Balfour Declaration.

However any student of histo-
ry will regard: as fanciful Mr.
Coulson’s suggestion that the Bal-
four Declaration was a reward to
Dr Weizman for using his friend-
ship with Justice Louis Bandeis
to influence President Woodrow ‘
Wilson to bring an isolationist
United States into the war in
1917. 5

What happened was that after
Lord Rothschild, on behalf of the
British Zionists, had agreed the
wording of the Balfour Declara-
tion the British Government
remained reluctant to release the
document unless President
Woodrow Wilson approved it. He
at first refused because he
thought it would antagonize the
Turkish Government with whom
the United States was not at war.

Supreme Court Justice Louis,
Brandeis, who was an ardent -.~
Zionist as well as a close friend of

’ President Wilson who had:nomi-

nated Brandeis to the Supreme
Court the previous year, helped
persuade the President to change
his mind and endorse the Decla-
ration, thus enabling the: British
government to put it forward with
American support. It was in no
way a factor that influenced the

. President.that the,United States...

had to‘become a belligerent in.
World War I. ae
Whatever the intentions at the
time when the Balfour declara-
tion was published in 1917, in
reality after Britain began to gov-
ern Palestine under the League
of Nations Mandate in 1918, Arab
rioting at the continuing Jewish
immigration forced Britain to
severely curtail Jewish immi,t.-
tion. x (
Nevertheless at all times un!
the State of Israel was establishee

_ with the sanction of the United

Nations in May 1948 the Jewish
immigration had carried the
approval of the prior Turkish
administration and subsequently
it was the official policy of the
British government no matter
that it was limited in practice.
But the Jewish presence in
Palestine was sufficient that from

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LOCAL NEWS

PM among hundreds at funera
of Grand Bahama businessman —

m By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter



Caricom
welcomes
release of
Haiti’s former
leader



B GEORGETOWN,

Guyana FREEPORT - Hundreds paid their final respects to Grand
Bahama businessman Preston Stuart Jr, 64, who was laid to rest
on Saturday.

Prime Minister Perry Christie and several government offi-
cials were among mourners attending the funeral service held
at St John's Jubilee Cathedral. Officiating was the Rev Dr
Emmette Weir. i :

Mr Stuart was found dead on July 19 in his vehicle, which was
discovered in a canal at Queen's Cove. i

The businessman was initially reported missing to police by
a close relative on July 16. Police conducted an islandwide
search for Mr Stuart, who was last seen driving his burgundy





THE Caribbean Com-
munity regional group has
welcomed former Haitian
prime minister Yvon Nep-
tune’s release from jail
but criticized the “arbi-
trary” detentions of other
prisoners in the troubled
country, the group said in
a statement, according to



Associated Press.
Neptune was released
from a. Haitian jail Thurs-
day, more than two years
after he was arrested on
charges of orchestrating

the killing of opponents
of ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide at the
start of a rebellion that
engulfed the country.

But Neptune’s release
“should not obscure the
fact that a large number
of persons supportive of
former President Aristide
arrested arbitrarily for
what appeared to be
political reasons under
the interim administration
have also been denied jus-
tice,” the 15-member
group, known as Caricom,
said. It did not disclose
further details.

Still, the group praised
Haiti’s new President
Rene Preval, who took
power in May, for efforts
in strengthening the
nation’s judicial system.

Neptune’s release came
a day after the regional
alliance announced plans
to give Haiti US$17 mil-
lion (euro13 million) as
part of an international
effort to aid the impover-
ished nation of some 8
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Cadillac DeVille on July 15.

The vehicle was spotted by a aircraft search team and pulled

from the water by a crane.

Mr Stuart's death left many persons in shock, including his

family and close business associates.

Many persons attended a wake held at Club Legend on Fri-

day.

Mr Stuart owned the Freeport Taxi Company, First Atlantic

Realty and Club Legend on Queen's Highway.

Police have not yet released the results of an

autopsy.








@ PRIME Minister Perry
Christie, Minister of Works
and Utilities Bradley
Roberts and Minister of
Tourism Obie Wilchcombe
at the funeral on Saturday.

Murder accused —
‘signed confession’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Murder
accused Frederick Francis signed
a written police statement con-
fessing to killing two Austrian
tourists last year while they were
on vacation in Bimini.

Police Sergeant Darrell Rolle,
the officer in charge of the inves-
tigation into the murders, told
the Supreme Court on Friday
that Francis willingly gave a
statement to police on July 26,

: - 2005, at Alice Town Police Sta-

tion in Bimini following his
arrest on July, 25.

Francis, 23, of Porgy Bay,
Bimini, is accused of the mur-
ders of Bernhard Bolzano, 34,
and Barbara Frelln von Perfall,
32, of Austria.

It is also alleged that he
robbed the couple and raped Ms
von Perfall before shooting both
to death in their hotel room at
the Bimini Blue Water Resort
on July 23, 2005.

The double murder trial’

opened on Thursday before Jus-
tice Stephen Isaacs. A jury of six
men and women are hearing evi-
dence in the case. _

Sandra Dee Gardiner, of the
Attorney General’s Office, is
appearing on behalf of the
Crown. Lawyer Carlson Shur-
land is representing Francis.

Set Rolle told the court that
around 4.30pm on July 26, while

‘at the Alice Town Police Sta-

tion, he took a written statement
from Francis.

Mr Shurland, who had object-
ed to the statement being
entered as evidence, was unable
to give grounds for his objec-
tion, later overruled by Justice
Stephen Isaacs.

According to the statement,
read by Sgt Rolle in court, Fran-
cis left home around 2am on Sat-
urday, July 23, and retrieved a
shotgun from the backyard.

He went to the Bimini Blue

Water Resort, where he saw the
sliding glass door open. Francis
jumped over the fence. He then
saw a woman lying on the bed.
He said the couple were naked
in the room.

When Francis pulled the
blinds across, the woman awoke
and was about to scream so he
pointed the shotgun at her and
told her not to scream. The man
awoke shortly afterwards.

He asked the couple for mon-
ey, but they told him they had

none. He then asked them if -

they wanted to die.

According to the statement,
the couple took out $40 US and
gave, it.to Francis. The woman
told him that she had Euro dol-
lars, but Francis said he did not
want them.

Francis then asked the man,
whom he referred to as the
woman’s husband, if he had a
condom. After he was given a
condom, he told police that the
woman started to scream so he
gun-butted her in the head.

He then told police that he
tied the man and put a pillow to
his back and shot him. After rap-
ing the woman, he also shot her
through a pillow.

Before leaving the room,

Francis took a pouch and cam- -

era and went back home. He
told police that he buried the
shotgun on the beach and put
the pouch under the floor of his
house.

Sgt Rolle said the statement
was signed by Francis. He and
another officer also signed it.

He said Francis had also
directed police to Room Six at
Bimini Blue Water Resort,
where the incident had taken
place.

Sgt Rolle said on July 26, he
charged Francis with the
offences before the court.

Under cross-examination by
Mrz Shurland, Sgt Rolle told the
court that police had not
obtained any eyewitness state-



ments. The officer also said that
they dusted the hotel room for
fingerprints, but found none. He
also said that no DNA was
found.

“All you have is Francis’
word?” asked Mr Shurland.

Sgt Rolle said that Francis
gave them information, and took
police to certain areas where he
pointed out a shotgun and items
that he got from the victims.

The trial continues today.

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- No tears for stalled WTO talks.

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@ By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
Ambassador to the World Trade
Organisation who publishes
widely, on Small States in the
global community).

O TEARS should be

shed by small devel-
oping countries over the col-
lapse on Monday, July 24 of
trade negotiations at the World
Trade Organisation (WTO).
There was very little in it for
them.

Although trumpeted as a
“development” round since
November 2001 when the nego-
tiations began, the talks have
been nothing more than a tussle
between the United States (US)
and the European Union (EU)
to get an advantage over each
other for agricultural exports to
the world market.

In the ministerial meetings

that followed in Cancun in 2003
and Hong Kong in 2005, the
negotiations failed to move
because the US and the EU
shadow-boxed with each other
over who would make the least
reduction in subsidies to their
farming communities.

And, while they were doing
so, farming communities in des-
perate countries, such as those in
sub-Saharan Africa, languished
in ever increasing poverty
unable to compete in the global
market place even though their
labour is dirt cheap.

The farming lobbies in the
EU, particularly France, and
the US are powerful groups and
elected representatives cross
them at the risk of being voted
out of office.

In the US, upcoming mid-
term elections in farming states
would undoubtedly have influ-
enced the stance of US repre-
sentatives at the WTO
talks. Rice, corn, wheat, soy-
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go to 40 per cent of big and
powerful US farmers.

Britain’s Prime Minister Tony
Blair has pointed out the unfair-
ness of a similar situation in the
EU in which a handful of
wealthy but powerful farmers
benefit from subsidies, but
France’s President Jacques
Chirac remains a strong sup-
porter of help to French farm-
ers,

So, both the US and the EU
proclaim that they want to see a
reduction in subsidies to farm-
ers, but each demand deeper
cuts from the other in order to
make the exports of its own
farmers more competitive in the
global market place.

All that happened in Geneva
on July 24 was a re-enactment
of the jockeying for position
between the US and the EU.

In announcing, finally, that
the five years of talks had
ground to a jarring halt, Pascal
Lamy, the Director-General of
the WTO, declared: “There are
no winners and losers in this
assembly. Today, there are only
losers”. But, there would have

‘been many losers had these

talks succeeded.

or the talks success
would have depended

on a deal between the US and
the EU not only to agree parity
on their cuts in subsidies, but
also on agreement to demand
radical reductions in tariffs on
agricultural imports by devel-
oping countries.
~ The result would have been
the annihilation of farmers in
many small countries, such as
those in the Caribbean: and
Pacific, who would have been
unable to compete with imports
from the US and the EU.

Rural communities in Africa
would also have been devastat-
ed since, because they cannot
compete globally with heavily
subsidised EU and US agricul-
tural exports, they rely heavily
on sales in their domestic mar-
ket, and they would have been
severely undercut by US and
EU products on which tariffs
were reduced.

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agricultural subsidies was the
straw that broke the camel’s
back in these talks, if' was by no
means the only failure.

Pascal Lamy pointed out that
the discussions in Geneva
between the representatives of
six WTO member states — the
so-called:G6 — “did not even
move on to the third leg of the
triangle — market access in
non-agricultural goods”. The
G6 are: US, EU, India, Aus-
tralia, Brazil and Japan.

On market access for non-
agricultural goods, industrialised
nations want developing coun-
tries to cut their tariffs by 60 to
70 per cent while offering to cut
theirs by only 20 to 30 per
cent. Their argument being that
tariffs by developing countries



These trade
negotiations
have offered
little to .
developing
countries —
particularly
small ones such
as those in the
Caribbean, the
Pacific and
Africa.



place their products at a disad-
vantage.

In other words, having devel-
oped their own industries by a
raft of protectionist measures
over decades, the industrialised
countries now want to kick

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away the same ladder for busi-

nesses in developing countries

in their own markets.
It is just as well for develop-
ing countries that the.G6 rep-

‘resentatives did not get past the

obstacle of agricultural subsi-
dies to contend with the chal-
lenge of market access for non-
agricultural goods. For, even if
by some miracle, Brazil, India
and China had agreed to slash
tariffs to the extent required by
industrialised nations, it is most
unlikely that other nations in
Asia, Africa and Latin America
would have acquiesced.

he reality is that, thus
far, these trade negoti-
ations have offered little to
developing countries — partic-
ularly small ones such as those

in the Caribbean, the Pacific

and Africa.
Indeed, if the trends that are

- painfully evident in these talks

continue, the losses in tariff
income for many developing
countries will not only be huge;
there will be little room in
which to replace them except
by high taxes on already impov-
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Pascal Lamy said that “the

‘failure of this Round would be a

blow to the development
prospects of the more vulnera-
ble Members for whom inte-
gration in international trade
represents the best hope for
growth and poverty allevia-
tion”. He would have been right
if these talks were indeed a
“development round” with real
and concrete measures for
development permeating the. .

discussions. ee

But, the talks have been any- ©
thing but development oriented.

Principally, they have been
about rivalry between the farm-
ing lobbies in the EU and the
US for agricultural dominance
of the world market.

To a lesser extent, they have
also been about the competitive
relationship between the EU
and the US on the one hand and
the increasingly large developing ©
economies of China, India and
Brazil on the other.

Neither of those two. items
addresses the very different
concerns of poor countries and
small states.

. It is now to be hoped that, in
trying to reinvigorate these
talks, the US and the EU espe-
cially will acknowledge that
“free” trade is not necessarily
“fair” trade when the trading
relationship is between hugely

‘unequal nations, and will there-

fore put in place real measures
for the development of poor
and vulnerable countries.
They should start by reaf-
firming their commitment, giv-
en to poor countries in Hong
Kong last November, to pro-
vide thent with duty-free, quota
free access. And, they should
volunteer to accord to small
states longer periods of duty-
free access to markets of devel-
oped countries, and permit

‘them to maintain tariffs on a

non-reciprocal basis.

The idea that the full liberal-°
isation of trade in all its aspects.
will benefit poor and small
states should be challenged.
With the WTO grappling to
find a way forward, now would
be the right time to make the
challenge.

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REALTORS have been giv-
en a glimpse at what Nassau
could look like in the future.

They have seen improve-
ments proposed for the city
when the commercial docks
area is moved to the southern
side of the island.

A large turnout of Bahamas
Real Estate Association
(BREA) members heard plans
for Bay Street redevelopment
from Frank Comito, executive
vice-president of the Bahamas
Hotel Association, at the
BREA mid-year lunch, held at
Nassau Yacht Club.

Mr Comito gave a video pre- .

sentation detailing progressive
steps taken to date and future
plans for the redevelopment of
the major portion of Bay Strect,
from Arawak Cay to Monta;
ramp.

He said: "The major focus
of the plan (and the mes:
expensive) calls for the reloca-
tion of all the current commer-
cial/container shipment termi-
nals and docks to a new site in
south-west New Providence,
close to the old Clifton Pier
site."

The cruise ship port and har-
bour would remain downtown,
enhanced by the current:com-
mercial docks and warehouses
being converted into waterfront
attractions and accommodation
catering to both tourists and res-
idents, he reported.

During the presentation, Mr
Comito referred to similar rede-
velopments throughout North
America and the region, which
have been created and managed
by Business Improvement Dis-
tricts (BID) involving govern-
ments, business owners and
unions.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie has recently created
The Nassau Economic Devel-
opment Commission to oversee
the Bay Street Development
project.

During the question-and-
answer period, it was noted that
the new port could cost more
than $200 million.

Citing other regional historic
developments, Mr Comito not-
ed that "Historic Charleston"
was begun in the 1940s and
became viable in 1960; "Old
San Juan" redevelopment
began in the 1960s and was
completed in the 1980s; "His-
toric Savannah, Georgia, ‘

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@ LARRY Roberts with guest
speaker Frank Comito

began in mid-1950 and became
viable in late 1960.

In response to a question
regarding more immediate
improvements, Mr Comito said:
"We have made considerable
improvements during the past

few years, including a cleaner
Bay Street, the provision of
more public toilets, the refur-
bishment of six of the ‘dirty
dozen’ almost derelict buildings,
new lamp standards, benches,
planters and potted shrubs, so
we are not standing still," he
said.

Prior to the guest speaker’s
presentation, Mr Larry Roberts,
CEO of Bahamas Realty, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Real
Estate Association (BREA),
asked BREA members to stand
in a moment of silence to
acknowledge and honour the
passing of former members, pio-
neer land developer, Mr Allan J
Winner and Grand Bahama
broker, Mr Preston Stuart.



MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 7

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road.

According to Mr Pinder,
officials from the Ministry of
Environmental Health,
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration, Texaco, and the Min-
istry of Works arrived at the
scene shortly afterwards to
assess the damage caused,
and determined that the
entire area of the spill had
to be excavated.

“We have tried to recover
as much of the lubrication oil
as possible from the envi-
ronment,” Mr Pinder said.
“But the general environ-
ment will have to be exca-
vated, particularly where the
lubrication oil is at this
point.”

In conjunction with Bay
Chem, Mr Pinder said they
were able to remove remain-
ing oil which had not seeped
into the water table and put
it into another container,
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efforts, he said a section of
the highway will also have to
be cut out and resurfaced, as
the oil can reappear in the
event of rain.

“Because the road is very

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to take extreme care when
travelling in the area.
“People must exercise cau-
tion because, due to exces-
sive speeds, there were about
six accidents that occurred
on Saturday night, even
though there were markings,

barricades, and safety fea-

tures indicating that there
was single-line traffic,” said
Mr Pinder.

He said that even though
there are markings, barri-.
cades, and safety features
around, people must remem-
ber the road may be slippery
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have on the marine life in and
around Andros, the minister
said he ordered work to cease.
“] ordered that the fill that they
had put in to create the road be
removed, and be removed in the
most environmentally friendly
way,” said the minister. “So they
have discontinued the work.”
However, before the minister
ordered the project shut down

last week, residents and environ- .

mentalists in South Andros tried
unsuccessfully to convince Min-
istry of Works’ engineers at the
site to terminate the project.

“When you are-doing any kind
of development, you have a fun-
damental responsibility to co-
ordinate and communicate that
with the people for you to under-
stand what their issues are
regarding the development,” said
environmentalist and Andros res-
ident, Margo Blackwell.

“Tn central and North Andros,
86 per cent of our creeks have
been compromised and degraded
in some sort of way,” she added.

“When they put the road
across to join up Stafford’s Creek
to North Andros, they com-
pletely killed one side of the
creek, and the index of biotic
inventory on the other side is
badly damaged.” :

. After being “chased off the
job” by Ministry of Works engi-
neers, Ms Blackwell said she con-

tacted Mr Roberts, who apolo- -

gised for his officials, saying: “It
was unjustified.”

She said that, despite an initial
promise by Mr Roberts to have
the job halted, when she went

. back, ministry officials “were

working away digging up the
creek, and putting in culverts.”
Mr Roberts, she said, was once
again contacted and another
directive was sent to to have the
work stopped.

“What concerns me,’ > said Ms
Blackwell, “is that this project is

a Ministry of Works project com-

ing out of Tourism.”

In talking with The Tribune,
Mr Roberts said that the road
request was made during the time
when Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace was director of tourism, and
that it came in response to visi-
tors, specialised in fly-fishing, who
found that it took a long time to
get to the other side of the creek
by boat.

“Putting a road across the
creek would cut down on the
journey by hours,” Mr Roberts

_ said he was told.

But Whitney Bastian, inde-
pendent MP for South Andros,
disagrees, saying the former
director of tourism may be get-
ting the blame.

“He may have gotten the
blame, but the request, I think,
came from Norbett Rahming,”
said Mr Bastian.

On Saturday, in a newspaper
interview, Mr Rahming is report-
ed to have admitted lobbying for
the road to be built.

Mr Rahming is quoted as say- .

ing: “I think the road would be a

blessing to the people because I

rode as far as I could go on the
new road, and to me it’s the most
beautiful place that I have seen.”

In the article, he says that if
the prime minister could “per-
suade an investor to go and set up
an anchor project there, it will
turn the whole South Andros
economy around.”

However, many who have seen
the damage that construction has
already produced said the road
will kill off the very product that
Mr Rahming claims it will pro-
mote.

“From the science and evi-
dence from other creeks in the
area that have been affected, we
know what is going to happen,”
said Ms Blackwell.

“The back side of the creek is
going to fill in with silt and man-
grove, and it will die. The bone-
fish which spawn out there’ will
not go under the bridge or
through the culverts anymore, so
you will kill off an entire habi-
tat.” :



in car crash
FROM page one

of Freeport, was travelling

Woman dies .

north along Sergeant Major °

Road and, on reaching the
intersection with East Sun-
rise Highway, drove past the
stop sign, and collided with
an Astro van, licence 29070.

The van, driven by Lloyd
Kemp, 34, of Behring Lane,
was travelling west along
East Sunrise Highway. Both
vehicles were extensively
damaged.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said Ms Morhill sustained
multiple injuries and was
pronounced dead at the
scene.

Mr Kemp, he said, was
shaken up, but was able to
walk away without BeeIS
tance.

Police are urging motorists
to exercise caution and make
sure the way is clear before
entering major thorough-
fares.

Two held
FROM page one

mour, was boarded by US
Coast Guard inspectors
doing a routine search just

‘25 miles off the coast of Fort

Pierce. '

It is reported that the
inspectors became suspicious
after speaking with Seymour

and Garvey, and towed the.

vessel into a Fort Pierce ship-
yard.

It was here, and with the
help of dogs from the K-9
unit, that officers were alert-
ed to the presence of nar-
cotics in the five suitcases on
board.

Reportedly, Seymour and
Garvey told investigators
that they were paid to trans-

port the shipment from '

Grand Bahama to Florida.

According to officers, this
was the largest cocaine
seizure in the county area in
the last 15 years. The pair
were charged with traffick-
ing cocaine in excess of 400
grams. It is expected that
additional] federal ‘charges
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Artists in concert

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 9







@ SINGER, actor and
performance artist Lutaniel
Russell serenading the
audience during the latest
session of ‘Express Yourself’,
on July 25. The event, held at
‘Me-Ting Place’ in the plaza
next to the British Colonial
Hilton downtown, is an open
inic forum for poets and per-
formance artists to share their
work. The next session will
take place Tuesday, August 1
‘at 8pm.

(Photos: Eric Rose)

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~ Perspective on Lebanon difficulties

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FROM page four

1918 the British administration
attempted to govern the mandat-
ed territories even-handedly
favouring neither the Jews nor
the Arabs. English, Arabic and
Hebrew were the official lan-
guages.

At one point I lived in London
opposite the Jordanian Embassy
and the Ambassador’s chauffeur,
a Palestinian Arab, who took a
liking to my children recounted
his fond memories as a police-
man under the British mandate
when police patrols were com-
prised of three, a British police-
man assisted by an Arab police-
man and a Jewish policeman.

I had the opportunity to see
the close relations that could con-
tinue to exist in the newly created
Israel between Jews and their
Arab neighbours when I visited
an aunt in 1950. She was a trained
nurse who had gone to Palestine
in the 1930’s and was caught there
by the Second World War. She
had married an official in the
Mandate administration and they
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in Jaffa where her best friends
were Arab women whom she
insisted I meet and their friend-
ship continued even after the war
in 1948.

Now more than 55 years and
several wars later the relationship
between Jewish and Arab Israelis
must have been put under greater
strains.

A large part of the Jewish —

immigration since 1918 and par-
ticularly since 1948 had been from
Arab countries by Jews in old
established communities seeking
refuge from persecution by the
Islamic majority. Some are peo-
ples who were almost indistin-

guishable from their Arab neigh-"

bors but whose ancestral Jewish
faith probably antedates the
advent of Islam. In some cases
the tradition is that their Judaism
originated with the return of the
Queen of Sheba from the Court
of King Solomon. The practices
of. their religious traditions are

‘probably traditional practices that
prevailed.in the Holy Land before

the time of Christ.
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community being brought to
Israel from persecution in
Yemen. The project to get them
out to Israel whilst their Govern-
ment would let them go was
named “Operation Magic Car-
pet”. Tall dark and stately in their
long robes, they knew nothing
about modern means of trans-
portation and preferred to believe
that the Lord had sent magic
wings to return them to Zion and
the land of their ancestors after an
absence of thousands of years.
They descended the. steps from
their aircraft in a daze and at the
bottom of the:steps they dropped
to their knees on the tarmac to
kiss the holy land and in thanks to

.God for their deliverance.

_ Why should these peoples, like
others, not have a land of their
own in Israel where they can
enjoy political and religious free-
dom? The wisdom of the British
Government and American Gov-
ernment in 1917 no doubt antici-
pating the future dismembering

of the sick man that was the

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who were subsequently to die in
the Nazi death camps could have

been saved at a time when other -

countries were denying them
entry and the Nazis were pre-
pared to let them go provided
they left empty handed.

It is difficult to understand
why Mr. Coulson should at this
time with the fighting going on
in Israel and Lebanon suddenly
concentrate on the Balfour Dec-
laration as having represented a
mistake well intentioned through
it may have been. In a practical
sense the Declaration led to
nothing so that what Mr. Coulson
seems to be implying is that all
support given by the United
States and other Western coun-
tries to Israel is a mistake, though
well intentioned.

Is there any reason to believe -

that warring between Israel and
its Arab neighbours will stop no
matter what the outcome of the
present fighting between Israel
and the Hezbollah in Lebanon?
Mr. Coulson seemingly can see
no hope and suggests that despite
their best intentions Britain and

SHIFT_the future





America were wrong to support
Jewish immigration into Pales-
tine and the establishment of a
Jewish State. Presumably he
implies that support for Israel in
the future is a mistake even if well
intentioned.

I do not believe that the vari-
ous religiously inspired militias
fighting Israel are prepared to see
any agreement that would involve
the continued existence of a Jew-
ish State. Mr. Coulson may agree
on that point. I believe that ulti-
mately the fundamentalist Arabs
have not moved one iota from
1948 when the neighbouring
states all sent armies to destroy
the nascent Jewish State.

However Israel is not fighting
all the Arab countries. It is fight-
ing Hezbullah the agent of Iran
and Syria, although against Inter-
national Law an ineffective
Lebanese Government has per-
mitted Hezbullah to occupy
southern Lebanon to engage in
war with a sovereign country.

The problems faced by Arab
leaders in modern times is not a
subject for this letter but my view
that Israel faces virtual intransi-
gence relies on the fact that nego-
tiations between the Israelis and
Palestinian Arabs always seem
to come to an end just when an
agreement ‘seems in sight. The
Israeli leaders living in a democ-
ratic society could probably deliv-.
er an effective Agreement but
the Arab side it seems cannot.
There are too many factions, too

. Many groups who would go on.

fighting against Israel. Any agree-

* ment would only lead to partial

acceptance and rejection by oth-
ers and ousting of the negotiating
leader.

_ But the problems in the Near
East do not relate solely to Israel.
Since 1945 it seems that an Islam-
ic majority or a minority can only
live in peace with others when
they are subjects of a powerful
king or a forceful undemocratic
tyrant. If they have no Hindu,
Christian. or Jewish neighbours
to fight against then it seems the
Sunnis will kill Shiites and vice
versa. Starting with the indepen-
dence of India it is difficult to see
any country, which has received

‘independence or lost a powerful

leader like Tito where the Islam-
ic population have been prepared
to live at peace with their neigh-
bours of another réligion‘or sect.

If the Israeli issue were to dis-
appear tomorrow. would that
bring the disputes between Pak-
istan and India over Kashmir to
an end, or the civil war in Iraq to
an end, or the civil war in
Lebanon finally to an end?) On
the Internet in English Islamic
youths are today invited to fight
“in the way of Allah” in Kash-
mir, India, Chechniyah,

Afghanistan, The Philistines, and _

“wherever we are being
oppressed.”

So where does Mr. Coulson
go from there. Should Israel not

have its right in International law

to defend itself? Would he have — °

the Israelis submissively role over
and die? They are not going to
do so whatever he may think.
Unless suicide martyrs are con-
trolled it may all end‘in anuclear
bloodbath and possibly third
world war.

-I have tried-in this letter to
show that by the time Britain and

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date was established there was
already a sizeable Jewish pres-
ence in Palestine, which had to
be treated on an equal basis with
the Arab population. There
would have been a de facto Jew-
ish state in Israel when the Jews
fought off invading armies from

. every border in 1948. It was nota

case that the Jews population had
seized another existing State.
There was no state of Palestine
that anyone was laying claim to.
Under the Partition plan the
Palestinian Arabs and Jews were
offered their own separate terri-
tories. The Jews accepted, the

’ Arabs refused. Instead the invad-

ing armies from all borders, invit-
ed or uninvited, rode to battle
against the Jewish State. Did they
do this for the benefit of the
Palestinian Arabs or themselves?
The Jordanian Army under its
British Officer took control of the
Old City of Jerusalem for Jordan,
not for the Palestinian Arabs.
But the politics of the matter

have not remained static in the

last 50 years. The Arab leaders
have used the anti-Israel shibbo-
leth as a means of avoiding divi-
sion in. their own ranks and to.
gain attention. The militant
squads who cry jihad and look
for an opportunity to die as mar-
tyrs have gained the upper hand.
Through the Hezbullah the Shiite

Iranians now control Syria and

Lebanon.

If the attempt to bring democ-
racy to Iraq fails and it seems it
might even in the short term, the
present civil war will result in the
greater part of Iraq and its oil and
the Persian Gulf falling under the
complete control of Iran. At that
point the moderate Arab States
of Saudi Arabia and Egypt and
Jordan, which have their own dis-
sident terrorist groups to contend
with, will be challenged and large-
ly defenseless against an Iran that
may have a nuclear arsenal.

It is therefore not a wholly far
fetched possibility that in a matter
of a few years the whole Arab
world will be controlled and
under the influence of a new Iran-
ian Empire occupying most of the
near East. In the space of less
than one hundred years the Arab
peoples will have gone from being
subjects of the Ottoman Empire
and will have lost their interven-
ing independence and be subjects
of an new Persian Empire.
Turkey will have moved in to.
take over the Kurdish areas of.
Iraq and the new confrontation
will be between Iran and Turkey:
possibly with Israel alliéd to the
South but with the Arab peoples
becoming vassals again of a new
non-Arabic Empire.

On such an analysis it is under-
standable that in the present con-
flict with Israel defending itself

from and attempting to weaken |

the powerful Hezbollah forces, it
is serving the interests of the mod-
erate Arab States, as they and the

- United States well understand.

‘If the moderate Arab states
stand up to Iranian threats and
Hezbullah is substantially weak-
ened or disarmed some good may
yet come out of the present
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Suez still pushing |
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Bi By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter

he other compa-—

ny proposing a
multi-million dol-
lar liquefied nat-
ural gas (LNG)
terminal in the Bahamas is due
to hold meetings with Bahami-
an and Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) executives
today, in a bid to bring their
plan to fruition.
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~ Heads of Agreement with
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merly Tractebel North Amer-
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Freeport Harbour is an ideal
location for an LNG terminal
and has been working behind
the scenes to make it a reality.
“We are still very interest-
ed,” she said.
Ms Rockstroh said that as
far as Suez was aware, neither

&

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absence of government decision
so it ‘can move forward’

they nor AES had received
any decision from the Gov-
ernment as to whether it had
approved their respective LNG
projects. .

She added that Suez repre-
sentatives will be on Grand
Bahama to discuss their.com-
pany’s proposal with Bahami-
an officials today. i

Ms Rockstroh said that giv-
en the ramifications of any
Government approval, if AES
had-received the go-ahead, it
would have been big news and
reached the United States.

Ms Rockstroh said Suez
started the process for obtain-
ing LNG approval many years
ago. She added that while the
company had been awaiting
the Government’s decision, it
had begun work to .accommo-
date South Florida’s energy

-needs_ through the construc-
tion of an offshore buoy ter-

minal off that state’s coast,
expected to be completed in

BTC’s service quality
demands privatisation

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)

must be privatised because the —

level of service it provides to
business and residential con-

sumers is “far below” that ,

offered by telecoms operators
in the rest of the Caribbean,-
the minister of state for finance
told The. Tribune.
While conceding that there
were “two schools of thought”
on whether BTC should be pri-
vatised, given that its prof-

SEE page 6B

target 50%

® By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been
urged to “customise” the Unit-
ed Nations (UN) Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs)
and target its own objectives,
such as reducing the number
of people falling below the
poverty line by 50 per cent.

The Caribbean Develop-
ment Bank (CDB), in its
review of the Bahamian econ-
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cerns”, given that it was seen as
having a relatively high level
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Caribbean states.

The CDB said in the review,
which was part of its 2005
annual report, that the
Bahamas’ goals “could include
reducing by 50 per cent the
number of poor persons who
fall below the poverty line by
2015, and/or eliminating
extreme poverty”.

Adding that poverty levels

SEE page 11B



2009.

Ms Rockstroh said that with :

a land-based facility estab-
lished in Grand Bahama and
the offshore terminal, Suez
would be able to satisfy the
needs of South Florida.
However, she said that while

the two projects would com- .

plement one another, they
were not dependent. on each
another.

Ms Rockstroh noted that the
Government’s delay in mak-
ing a decision had created dif-
ficulties for Suez.

“Frankly, we had hoped that
a decision would have been
forthcoming so that we can
move forward,” she said.

In.an interview with The Tri-
bune earlier this year, Ms
Rockstroh said that while Suez
was looking at developing a

“submerged offshore buoy”
that would serve as the deep-

water delivery point for LNG
ships bringing their cargo to

Florida, it was viewing the
Freeport Harbour project as
“longer-term”. :

She acknowledged, though,

-that Suez had switched its

immediate focus to the buoy
plan due to its deep frustration
over the Bahamian govern-
ment’s indecision over whether
to approve its project or that of
AES Ocean Express, which
has been proposed for Ocean
Cay near Bimini.

Suez has moved because it
can no longer afford to wait
for the Government to make
up its mind, as it faces losing
out on what it sees as the lucra-
tive Florida LNG market,
especially given that state’s
demands for clean, efficient
fuels. 2

Ms Rockstroh said then that
if the Bahamian government
did not want LNG terminals

SEE page 3B.

aribbean Bottling
takeover completed

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE group led by Com-
monwealth Bank executive

Walter Wells, which features

a Barbados brewery, has com-
pleted the acquisition of
Caribbean Bottling, The Tri-
bune can reveal.

The takeover of the compa-
ny that holds the franchise for
- and manufactures - Coca-
Cola products in this nation is
likely to. be
announced later this week,
sources said.

Apart from Mr Wells, senior
vice-president for commercial
and mortgage lending at Com-
monwealth Bank, the buyout
group also includes Bahamian

institutional investors and.

Banks (Barbados) Breweries, a
Barbadian brewery.
Mr Wells did not return a
Tribune phone call on Friday
afternoon seeking comment.
The Tribune previously
revealed that Mr Wells and his
group were the front-runners

to acquire Caribbean Bottling,

with Coca-Cola having
approved their purchase and
takeover provided they
obtained. the necessary
approvals from the Bahamas
government. —

The acquisition is likely to.

‘raise eyebrows in some quar-
ters of the Bahamian business
community, though, given the
involvement of a foreign com-
pany. in the deal.

Approvals would have been

formally,

required from both the Cen-
tral Bank. of the Bahamas, on
the exchange control side, and
the Government’s Investments
Board and National Economic
Council (NEC) because Banks
is a foreign entity.

In addition, manufacturing
and distribution businesses are
supposed to be reserved for
100 per cent Bahamian own-
ership, so the involvement of ©
Banks and the apparent gov-
ernment approval is likely to
cause some concern among the
business community.

The situation could again
provoke a debate over the so-
called National Investment
Policy, which is supposed to |
reserve certain areas of the
economy for Bahamian own-
ership only. This is seen as a
tool of national development,
enabling Bahamian-owned
businesses to grow and become
strong enough to compete
against international rivals.

Others, though, believe that
the National Investment Policy
is in danger of becoming. out-

dated in a world of free trade .

and open borders.

They will argue that the
involvement of entities such as
Banks will benefit Bahamian
consumers, as they will bring to
bear their operational experi-
ence to deliver efficiencies and
cost savings to end users.

The involvement of Banks
in Mr Wells’ group is likely to

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The FINDEX closed the $39,000 in 2005, while total million to total $7.8 million. The Bahamian Stock Market
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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 3B



Stamp penalties

grow revenues

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is seeing

“healthy growth in stamp duty

receipts”, the minister of state

for finance told The Tribune,
due to amendments to the

Stamp Tax Act that impose

penalties for not stamping doc-

uments on a timely basis.
James Smith said the penal-

ty amendment, enacted in 2005

had “removed the lag” or loop-

hole that enabled attorneys
and others to avoid bringing
documents, such as con-
veyancings and papers related
to real estate transactions, for-
ward for stamping.

Mr Smith explained that pri-

or to the amendment, stamp.

tax payments could be delayed
as there was “no penalty
attached if you don’t do the
stamping, unless you go to
court”.

He pointed out that often,
documents were only brought
forward for stamping if they
were required as evidence in
a court case, as the court would
not accept them otherwise.

Mr Smith explained that, as
a result, documents that need-

Suez still
Freeport





in this nation, it should “just
let us know and we'll move on.
_ “We can’t just afford to wait
around any longer for the
Bahamian government to
make. a decision. The ball’s in
their court and we remain pos-
itive and very optimistic about
doing’ business in the
Bahamas,” she said.

“We don’t know where we
stand. We’ve not received an
official declaration one way or
the other. We’re feeling more
secure about going forward
with the offshore project.”

Last Wednesday, The Tri-
bune reported Attorney Gen-
eral Allyson Maynard-Gibson
as saying there was “every

ed to be stamped “could be
kept out for years at a time”
before the tax was paid.

“That’s changed as a result
of the amendments we’ve
made. We’re seeing healthy
growth in stamp duty receipts,”
Mr Smith said.

To prevent documents going
unstamped for a long period
of time, surcharges of 10 per
cent of the Stamp Tax value
and 15 per cent have been
applied for papers not dealt

with for between six-12 months

and over one year respectively.
Stamp Tax revenues
accounted for about 19 per
cent of the Government’s total
revenues, and are its second
most important source of
income behind import duties.
The Government is estimat-
ing that it will collect more
than $290 million in stamp tax
revenues during the 2006-2007
fiscal years, an increase of $71
million or 32.4 per cent upon
the original 2005-2006 Budget
estimates of $219 million.
That latter figure is likely to
be revised upwards quite con-
siderably, especially since
stamp tax revenues for fiscal
2004-2005 reached just under

pushing ©
LNG plan

_...reason to believe” that.LNG .. .
“will be approved before’ the’:
.end.of the: Government’s:pre-

“gent term. i :

She confirmed that the Gov-
ernment was negotiating a
Heads of Agreement with
AES Corporation, explaining
that this continued the policy
established under the former
government.

AES has proposed building
an LNG terminal at Ocean
Cay — a man-made island
eight miles from Bimini. It is
one of three proposals made
to the Government since it
came to office in 2002.

The LNG will be shipped in
tankers to the terminal at
Ocean Cay, and from there
regasified and transported
through an underwater

pipeline to service the power |
’ needs of the South Florida

community.



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$248 million.

The amendments to the
Stamp Tax Act aimed to plug
loopholes created by compa-
ny mergers and acquisitions,
the use of corporate and trust
structures for legal avoidance;
and-certain construction con-
tracts.

Stamp Tax is now payable
at a rate of 4 per cent on all
the assets of a business being
sold, apart from cash and bank
accounts. Previously, the sale
of shares in companies had
been used to avoid payment.

However, there are “certain
exemptions” that exclude com-



































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panies considered as non-resi-
dent for exchange purposes
and companies with an annual

turnover of less than $500,000

from paying Stamp Tax when
they were sold. The latter
exemption is designed to aid
small businesses.

- To combat Stamp Tax
avoidance through mergers
and the vesting of assets in oth-
er companies, any land or busi-
ness acquired via a merger is
treated as if it was acquired

: directly.

Permits issued under the

International Persons Land-

holding Act can now be ren-

dered “null and void” if no
development starts within 18
months of their issue. Penal-
ties have been added to deal
with “shams and bogus mort-
gages”, plus the backdating of
documents.

One area where the Gov-
ernment previously lost rev-

enue was construction con- -

tracts that were tied to land
sales. Often, Stamp Tax was
only paid on the land, and this
had cost revenues on condo-
minium complexes and large
residential premises, but now
these are treated as one con-
tract rather than two:

your

The Tribune wants to
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their neighbourhoods.
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good cause, -

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Bahamas National Trust

Says Farewell to its
Executive Director

Enective 31% July, 2006, Christopher
Hamilton, who joined the Bahamas

National Trust as Executive Director in
2004, will return to the United States to
pursue other interests. During his tenure

with the Trust, Mr. Hamilton, a native
of Maine, has assisted the President and®

Council in achieving many of its goals

including the internal restructuring and
capacity building of the organization and
improving awareness and management

of the national park system.

“The conservation opportunities in the
Bahamas are like very few places in the
world,” noted Mr. Hamilton. “I hope
the Bahamian people will continue to
take action to protect their environment
for future generations.”

“T enjoyed my time in the Bahamas and
appreciate all the people who made my

‘family and I feel welcome.. I am proud

that I am leaving the Trust in a stronger
position and I especially want to recognize

» the commitment and hard work of the

BNT staff. The Bahamian people are

fortunate to have such a dedicated group
of people working on their behalf,” said

Hamilton.

The President of the Bahamas National
Trust, Mr. Glenn Bannister, extended
thanks to Mr. Hamilton for his

dedication and ‘commitment to the

organization and his high energy level.
“The entire BNT Council and staff wish
him well in his new endeavours”, said
Mr. Bannister.

The President also thanked Mr.
Hamilton for his role in BNT’s efforts
to quickly improve access to two newly .
established national parks on New
Providence: The Primeval Forest and
Harrold and Wilson’s Ponds. The Trust
is in the process of developing and
enhancing these parks. Plans include
educational and interpretative signage,

- boardwalks, trails, kiosks and decks, for

the enjoyment of patrons.

Recruitment fora new Executive Director
will begin immediately. Until the post is
filled, a transition team, headed by the
President, and comprising past Presidents
and Council members will undertake
the day-to-day administration of the
Trust.

Eee by an Act of Parliament in 1959, the
Bahamas National Trust is mandated by the government
of The Bahamas with the conservation of the countrys natural
resources. The Trust manages the 25 national parks of The
Bahamas covering over 700,000 acres of protected land
throughout the archipelago. Bahamian Parks are treasure-
troves of biodiversity as well as areas of pure aesthetic beauty.
To date, the Trust protects the world’s largest breeding colony



August 2, 2006, And Will
Reopen At 8:30 AM On Thursday,
August 3, 2006.

of West Indian flamingos, one of the world’s longest underwater
cave systems, a critically important sea turtle research
facility and one of the most successful marine fishery

reserves in the wider Caribbean.
www. thebahamasnationaltrust.org







We Apologize For Any
Inconvenience This May Cause.

Bahamas National Trust
Tel: 393-1317
Fax: 393-4978.
Village Road

P.O. Box N-4105
Nassau, Bahamas

For Emergency Servces Please
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Bahamas sees 10-15%
group travel increases

@ By CARA BRENNEN ness group travel since the Con-
Tribune Business vention Tax deduction was
Reporter implemented earlier this year.

James Malcom, executive
THE Bahamas has seena10 __ director of group travel at the

to 15 per cent increase in busi- Ministry of Tourism, told The

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT
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PURSANT TO SECTION 137(6) OF THE
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dissolution of INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
SERVICES INC. has been completed in accordance
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The Embassy of the United States in Nassau, The Bahamas
has launched via the internet, a solicitation to require op-
eration and management of Local Guard Services for the
U.S. Embassy Nassau, and the Frederal Inspection Station
(FIS) Pre-Clearance Unit, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The
Bahamas. The contractor shall furnish mangerial, admin-
istrative and direct labor personal to accomplish all work
as required in this contact. The estimated number of hours
for guards is 153,833 per year. Performance is for a one
(1) year base period and four (4) one-year periods. Major
duties and responsibilities are to perform accesss control
to limit entry only to authorized personnel or visitors, the
operation of: walk-through metal detectors, hand-held! de-
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All responsible sources may submit.an offer, which shall
be considered. The government has issued the solicitation
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requirement will be issued only via the internet. No hard
(paper) copies will be mailed. Once on the FEDBIZOPPS
website, Click on “Vendors” button under browse
agencies, choose “STATE”, scroll down to “Western
Hemisphere Posts”, double click on “locations”. You
‘will locate all documents related to this solicitation under
‘American Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas. Questions can
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Tribune that there had been
tremendous interest in the
Bahamas since the Convention
Tax break took effect from Jan-
uary 1, 2006.

The Convention Tax break
allows US businesses and busi-
ness groups who travel to the
Bahamas for conventions, or
to hold meetings and confer-
ences for business purposes, to
deduct the expenses associat-
ed with attending this event
against their income tax. The
deduction is not applicable to
non-profit organisations or to
incentive-based travel.

The arrangement is the result
of an agreement with the US,
which was a trade-off for the
Bahamas agreeing a Tax Infor-
mation Exchange Agreement
(TIEA) with Washington.

Mr Malcolm explained that
the 10 to 15 per cent increase
was a preliminary figure
because most large groups
book their conventions 18-24

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months in advance. |

He added that six months
into the programme, the impact
is just being realisied. When
groups realise they can make
the Bahamas trip tax
deductible, they are likely to

- upgrade their choices and itin-

eraries during their stay.

“For example, they may go
ahead and order the lobster
dinner or book the Junkanoo
rush out because they have
more cash to spend,” said Mr
Malcom. m

He added that the true
results of the Convention Tax
incentives will be truly learnt
in the upcoming months.

Mr Malcolm explained that
business group travel is very

lucrative. He said that an aver-

age convention with 200 par-
ticipants staying four days in
Nassau/Paradise Island during
the “high season”, between
December and June, could cost
anywhere between $2,500 and



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$3,000 per person. Events at
Atlantis, he said, will typically
start at $3 000 per person.

“We estimate that at least
$400 of that is used for airfare,
so you are looking at at least
$2,500 per person being spent
in the Bahamas,” Mr Malcolm
said.

He added that the Ministry

was eagerly anticipating the |

expansion of convention facili-

‘ties at’ Kerzner International’s

Atlantis resort, and the new
facilities at Baha Mar’s $2 bil-
lion Cable Beach development,
which will allow the Bahamas
to attract larger groups.

At present, Atlantis has the
largest capacity in Nassau/Par-
adise Island with space for 2,000

persons, and Grand Bahama
hotels can accommodate 500.

Once the convention space
expansions are completed, Mr
Malcolm said the Bahamas will
be able to compete for city-
wide conventions: These con-
ventions would be able to
accommodate groups of 8,000-"
10,000 persons, who would stay
and meet between various
resorts and provide a massive
boost to the Bahamian econo-
my.
Mr Malcom added that the
Ministry’s five group: business
managers posted around the
US are leading an extensive
media blitz to promote the
Bahamas as a leading group
business destination.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ALJ LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

©

(a) ALJ LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution undet the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

‘Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.

- last mon‘

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selting price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

"N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 1 oo

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The CENTRAL BENEFITS DEPARTMENT of |
the National Insurance Board, wishes to remind
Parents/Guardians of children, ages 16 through.
21, who are in receipt of Survivors’
Benefit/Assistance that a letter must be
submitted confirming their full-time enrollment
in an educational institution for the new school
year on or before September 30, 2006.









Failure to comply may result in the non-payment
of their cheque(s).




Legal Notice

NOTICE
_BJT LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on STH J uly,
2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas

of The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated this 31st day of July, A.D. 2006

Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas
Liquidator





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Last Price Weekly Vol

Last 12 Months

*- 14 July 2006

** 31 May 2006
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2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas

of The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, ’
Nassau; Bahamas.

Dated this 31st day of July, A.D. 2006

Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas
Liquidator



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LEADING FAST FOOD FRANCHISE








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e Must be customer service driven

e Must have excellent oral & written
communication skills

¢ Must be able to work flexible hours,
including late nights, weekends and
holidays.








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THE TRIBUNE | | . 7



Australian
company
eyes base

in Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



AN Australian-based manu-
facturer of specialist
dancewear is seeking to estab-
lish operations in the Bahamas.

An advertisement appearing
in The Tribune on Friday last
week said Bloch International,
’ which is headquartered in Syd-
ney, was “in the process of set-
ting up operations in the
Bahamas” and was aiming to
locate a “new corporate head-
quarters” in this nation.

The advert, which was
recruiting for a senior opera-
tions manager, offered no
details on what Bloch Interna-
tional was planning in this
nation, nor how many staff it
was aiming to recruit.

Although the location of any
Bloch operation in the
Bahamas is uncertain, the most
likely sites would be in New
* Providence or Freeport.

As a manufacturer and dis-

tribator; Which supplies and ~~
distributes its products to spe-

cialist retailers in Europe and

the UK, and with a manufac-
turing plant in Bangkok, Thai-
land, its modus operandi would
appear to make Freeport an
ideal location.

Manufactured product from

Thailand could be shipped to -

Freeport, and brought in bond-
ed or duty-free, then assem-
bled in a warehouse for
onward distribution and ship-
ping to retailers in North
America, South America, Cen-
tral America and
Caribbean.

Freeport would also be the
likeliest site if Bloch Interna-

the.

tional proposed to set up a
manufacturing operation in the
Bahamas.

Bloch International was
established in Australia in 1932
by a Russian immigrant, Jacob
Bloch, who arrived when the
world was in the middle of its
Great Depression.

He began making specialist
shoes for ballet dancers, and
the business has evolved into
one that is now run by his
grandson, David Wilkenfield.

The company makes shoes,
dance apparel and accessories
specially designed for dancers.

FULL-TIME REGISTERED NURSE

WANTED
FOR GROWING MEDICAL PRACTICE
-PEDIATRIC EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

INTERESTED PERSONS PLEASE
SUBMIT RESUMES AND CV TO
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GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED ADVANCED
EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Programme of the
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Department, Bank of The Baha-
mas International Limited is pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for
ALL students in the Loan Programme will take place at the Holy Trinity Activities
Centre, Stapledon Gardens from Monday July 31 ae Friday, eae u 2006
beginning at 9:00 a.m: to 3:00 p.m. as follows:.

NEW STUDENTS (First time aa

Surnames beginning with
A

Day
Monday, July 31st, 2006

Tuesday, August Ist, 2006
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
Friday, August 4th, 2006. .

RETURNING STUDENTS :

Surnames beginning with

‘

Day

Friday, August 4th 2006
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
Friday, August 11th, 2006

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: HOLY TRINITY ACTIVITIES CENTRE

STAPLEDON GARDENS

0 Returning Students: Students AND Guarantors should be present and MUST
bring relevant identification, (valid Passport and National Insurance Card).

> New Students: Students AND Guarantors should be present and MUST bring

relevant identification (valid Passort, National Insurance Card, Current job.
letter and copy of Utility Bill).

® Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation have been
completed and ALL loan accounts are current!

NO DISBURSEMENTS WILL BE MADE AT THE BANK!












MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 5B











PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ERICK ALCIME of Miami
Street, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to ERICK
BEAUCHAWP. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Deputy Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-7421, Nassau, N.P.,

Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

JOB VACANCY FOR —
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Plan and execute audits in accordance with accepted professional standards to determine
compliance with company policies and procedures and adherence to applicable laws and
regulations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

‘ ‘Develop detailed audit plans and programmes
eo Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls .
° Execute detailed audit procedures including reviewing transactions, documents,

financial records, policies and operating procedures and prepare work papers
documenting the audit procedures performed
° Evaluate strategies and develop recommendations
° Prepare comprehensive written reports
° Undertake’ follow-up to determine adequacy: of corrective actions
Provide assistance to external auditors as requested.

Qualifications and Experience:



° - Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and professional certification

(CPA, CA, ACCA, CFA)
o- Strong oral and written communication skills
° Excellent computer skills ;
° Five (5) years experience in a managerial position —

Interested persons should provide copy( ies) of their degree(s) and transcript(s) to:

The Human Resources Manager
C/O The Tribune
P.O. Box N - 3207,
DA # 12758E,
_ Nassau, Bahamas :
The deadline for applications i is Friday, August 4, 2006

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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006

THE TRIBUNE







LEGAL NOTICE

HACKBERRY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC. oe et
Liquidator





Employment Opportunity

MANAGERS NEEDED FOR LEADING
FAST FOOD FRANCHISE

REQUIREMENTS:






Must have management experience and/or
management degree

¢ Must have strong leadership skills —



e Must be customer service driven
¢ ~ Must be results-oriented & articulate
° Must have excellent inter-personal skills





¢ Professionalism required

e Must have excellent oral & written communication
skills

* Must be able to work flexible hours, including
late nights, weekends and aon






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BTC’s service
quality demands
privatisation

FROM page 1B

itability for the 2006 first half
was up by $14.6 million on
2005 figures, James Smith said
the incumbent carriers’ service
quality and prices charged to
consumers had to improve.
Mr Smith said: “The services
BTC offers, in some fields, are
continuing to deteriorate. If
you own a phone or cell, the
public is getting pretty fed up
with the level of service.
They’re always. announcing
new things, but they don’t

-work.....

The minister said the
Bahamas was required to live
up to its international commit-
ments with regard to its
telecommunications sector,
pointing out that the industry
was one of those that, globally,
had been opened up the most
to competition and foreign
operators.

As a result, BTC’s privati-
sation and liberalisation of the
telecoms sector by allowing in
legal competitors, such as Sys-
tems Resource Group’s (SRG)
IndiGo Networks, are two
policies that the Government is
pursuing in parallel to one
another.

Mr Smith said service relia-
bility, efficiency, cost structure,
embracing new technology,
and the training and develop-
ment of staff were all key for
telecoms operators in the cur-
rent environment.

Pointing out that the

‘* Bahamian tourism and finan- |
| 3Â¥eial services industries, the two !

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main sectors of the economy, ;



Bank of The Bahamas

INFEERNATIO

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“A growing and dynamic Bahamian institution”’

VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
APPLICATION SUPPORT

TECHNICIAN

Core responsibilities:

Provide support and maintenance of Core Banking application,
Database Infrastructure, and Report Writing facilities.

Assist in on-site technical support for the Bank’s networked systems
by investigating and resolving reported problems.
Perform application installations and configurations, preventative
maintenance and repairs by interfacing with vendors as necessary,
following technical protocols and resolving unexpected failures
Troubleshoot systems and application problems, including issues

with servers.

Responsible for creating and documenting procedures for Central

. Database System.

Assist with administration of user accounts and access rights for core

banking system.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bachelors Degree in a computer related field plus three or more years

of proven network systems experience.

Advanced knowledge.of Oracle 8 and AIX Unix 5.0 (SQL and
Microsoft Access a plus) to manage and support Central Database

systems.

Strong communication skills and ability to work well with people.

Knowledge of networking.

Benefits include: Competitive compensation (commensurate with
qualifications); group medical, vision and life insurance; attractive

package and a pension scheme.
Send resume to:

The Senior Manager, Human Resources and Training
Bank of The Bahamas International

P.O. Box N-7118

Shirley Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline: July 31st, 2006



required low telecoms prices
and good service quality to
remain competitive, Mr Smith

said: “I don’t think BTC has.

arrived at that yet. Look at the
costs of Internet service.”
Looking at the wider icle-
coms market, Mr Smith ‘said:
“It’s an area where we’ve seen
the demonstrative benefits.
People who travel in the

Caribbean ‘comment that-the

level of service in the Bah.mas
is far below what they get
down there.”

The Government. has
received an offer from Blue-
water Communications Hold-

“ings to purchase a stake in

BTC and become its strategic
partner, having completed due

diligence on the state- Owned.
incumbent.

The Government’s negotiat-

ing team is now working out «

the procedures for the negoti-
ating process before sitting
down to talk to Bluewater,

Competition - both legal and
illegal (Voice over Internet
Protocol and callback) - is what
will eventually erode BTC’s
market share, profits and rev-
enues.

‘Tabling the company’s unau-
dited figures in the House of
Assembly last week, Bradley
Roberts, minister of public
works and. utilities, said the
company generated a net prof-
it of $26 million for the first
six months to June 2006. ;

In what could be construed
by some as an argument
against privatisation, Mr

BTC’s operating income had
increased by. $18 million or 49
per cent compared to 2005.

At June 2006, BTC’s net

‘assets were $422, 2 thillion or

-s act @biections. to;
Roberts announced that*fot ** 743 : ki

an increase of $63.1 million
when compared to December
31, 2005.

In addition, Mr Roberts said
net working capital as at June
2006 had increased by $59.4
million to a positive $85.7 mil-
lion. He explained that this was
mainly a result of the full'draw-
down of the $60 million

Citibank loan to finance the _





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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL ~
The Public is hereby advised that |, IFAUDY KENSTON
TELUSCA. of Marsh Harbour, Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of the Bahamas, intend to change my name

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athe Reputy: ‘Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N- 4
., Bat

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ject, which is connecting all the

‘southern Family Islands by ,
undersea cable.

Mr Roberts said that even
though BTC’s net operating
costs of $102.9 million were
$1.6 million higher than the
2005 year-to-date, operating
expense for the-six months to”
June 30 decreased by $5.4 mil-
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THE COLLEt



STAFF VACANCY

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

ESTATES ADMINISTRATOR

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Estates
Administrator. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in
civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering, or architecture and a minimum
of ten (10) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management and construction or an equivalent combination of education,

training and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant .

management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the Physical
Plant and Security Departments at all campuses of The College of The
Bahamas, directing the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities
maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of construction/renovation projects around the campuses;
planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of
- College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement
maintenance programme of campus equipment and the development and
implementation of safety and security measures as well as environmental
programmes at The College of The Bahamas’ campuses.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 18, 2006 to: ca
«1g, The Director, Human Resources
_.....'The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

STAFF VACANCY
Applications are invited. froin suitably qualified individuals for the following

position: .

_ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- BUILDINGS
AND GROUNDS



The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of
Assistant Director — Buildings and Grounds. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering and a minimum of three
(3) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management or an equivalent combination of education, training and
experience, knowledge of physical plant management buildings and
grounds, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant buildings and grounds with responsibility for the trades of
mason, carpenter, janitor, painter, caretaker, truck driver, and labourers,
on all campuses of The College of The Bahamas assisting with the overall
operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of
staff and performance reviews. | as

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the
campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance
program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and

replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment including the
vehicle fleet of the college.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary. Position reports to the
Director of the Physical Plant.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 25, 2006 to

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

Visit our website at www.cob.edu.b



STAFF VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following
position: oH .

_ DIRECTOR PHYSICAL PLANT

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of
Director Physical Plant. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s

~ Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and a minimum of ten (10)

years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant management
or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, Wi
considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel

: management, safety and budgetary practices. The Director Physical Plant

reports to the COB Estates Administrator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas, directing
the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance,
supervision of staff and performance reviews.

‘Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the
campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance
program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and
replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary. _ eos

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas

Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 25, 2006 tOosre

___,.. The Director, Human Resources
os. Phe College of The Bahamas _
oe" Py Oe Box N-4912,0—
Nassau, Bahamas



STAFF VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the
following position: ss SE PS Me ea

"ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - UTILITIES |

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Asst
Director — Utilities. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree
in mechanical ( preferred) or electrical engineering and a minimum of.
five (5) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management of utility systems or an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant

- management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

| - The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction

and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant Utility Systems and the trades of plumbing, electrician,
and air conditioning at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas,
assisting with the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities
maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project

_administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the

campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance

_ program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and

replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment. Significant
work in the area of energy conservation is required.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity.
Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references
and up-to-date transcripts by Friday August 25, 2006 to:

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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entrepreneur (2003): Tanya McCartney, an attorney and a former meter Of
Senate (2004) and Vernice Walkine, Director General of Tourism (2005). }
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Each honouree is nreseniee with a 36” Silver European Cup, which symbolizes:
or her outpouring of inspiration that causes others to thirst for ’ ne ity
and integrity”, the values promoted by The College of The Bahamas and ‘fe léc

in the institution's motto. \
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Hall of Fame Award Criteria:
What It Takes to Be Nominated and

Become a Member of The Hall of Fame. | |
The Alumni Association of The College of The Bahamas views induction into its
of Fame as its highest honour. It is a designation extended to individuals Wh

lives ate the hallmark of The College’s motto “Knowledge, Truth, integrity. 4
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conduct that stands as an example to others in

~ e Bea leader and relentless worker whose success benefits co-workers, those tt
supervise or employ and the community in general
~ Excel in civic outreach and make a contribution to society that is easily visi
within their fields and the wider scope of Bahamian life
+ Exhibitstrengthof characterthat ttranslates generally into community stengttent

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Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislations while pee examples of
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estate brokers, real estate developers and financial & corporate
service providers. The codes incorporate, inter alia, a risk-based
approach to customer verification requirements and Know YOUF
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| takeover completed

FROM page 1B

be welcomed by Coca-Cola,
which as the master franchisor
had to approve the purchase.

Banks is the distributor of
Coca-Cola products in Barba-
dos, making it a ‘good fit’ for
the Bahamian operation,
which needs to be rebuilt given
the apparent lack of Coca-Cola
product on supermarket and
retail shelves in Nassau.

It is understood that Mr
Wells and his group have plen-
ty of work to do to bolster the
customer base, and revive
Caribbean Bottling’s manu-
facturing and distribution capa-
bilities.

Banks will be able to bring
all its manufacturing and dis-
tribution expertise to bear on

the Bahamas operation, creat- _

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ing opportunities ‘ exploit
synergies and economies of
scale.

Banks was founded in St
Michael, Barbados, in 1961,
and brews filtered beer. Its
best-known brand is its lager,
Banks Beer.

Companies

Barbados companies are
becoming increasingly active
in the Bahamas. Sagicor, the
financial services conglomer-
ate, already. has a 20 per cent
stake in Family Guardian, the
life and health insurer, while
Barbados Shipping & Trading
is the operating partner in the
$54 million acquisition of
Bahamas Supermarkets by
BSL Holdings.

Several sources have voiced
concerns to The Tribune that
‘these developments are ways
for the Barbados companies to
get their ‘foot in the door’ in
the Bahamas, and gradually
extend control over these com-
panies.

Caribbean Bottling’s main
shareholders were Judy
Munroe. and Carleton
Williams. The firm distributes
Fanta and Schweppes products
in addition to Coca-Cola, along
with the Dasani and Aqua
Royal Water products.

The company had been
seeking outside investors to
inject capital into the business
for some time, The Tribune
having learned that it was con-

_ templating a private placement

Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a vieading financial institution witha
presence in over.100. countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking candidates

for the position of Area Manager GWS Technology.

- Lead orfacilitate decisions affecting long-range organizational goals and strategic planning.
- Manage large-scale strategic/critical projects or applications, or global projects or

- Manage multiple project managers or projects leaders.
- Develop strategies to reduce costs, manage tisk, and enhance revenues:or services.

- Follow Citigroup Private Bank “people practices”, including {ong-and short-term career
development for employees, mobility process, and diversity.

- Build relationships: manage/partner with multiple senior level clients.
- Set strategic technology direction (6-24 month horizon)
- Participate in initial meetings with clients; delegate projects to Projects Managers.

- Manage audit reviews: execute corrective actions plans.
- Implement and monitor compensating controls for risks.
- Execute crisis management action plan.

Responsible for application of corporate information secutity policies.

- Financial budget management.
- Staffing Plan (employee, consultant, temp).

~ - Human Capital Development.
-. Training, mobility, diversity, coimmunication.
Manage the technology infrastructure (hardware and software)

- Routine Audit/Citigroup Technology Standard policies.
- Support Legal and Compliance initiatives.

Ensure all dedicated resources meet legal and compliance standards.

Monitor overall project management tracking, using the firm’s standard tools.
Communicaté, monitor and enforce all technology policies and procedures.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Interfacing with the business, internal and external vendors.
. Influencing and leadership skills.

- MS Office Oracle, SQL, VB (historic programming experience w

Technology Unit Head
GWS/Bahamas Technology
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P. O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR

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acopy of their resume to:

before eventually selling its’
three properties to the Premier;
Commercial Real Estate’
Investment Corporation mutu-
al fund, which is listed on the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX).
Premier acquired Caribbean
Bottling’s New Providence-
based manufacturing and dis-
tribution facilities, plus its
Freeport distribution facility.
Initially, Premier proposed
to pay $4.8 million for

- Caribbean Bottling’s Coca-

Cola production plant, and
$2.5 million and $522,000 for
the Nassau and Freeport dis-
tribution facilities respective-
ly. However, it later reduced
the amounts it was paying for:
the Nassau facilities to $4.7.
million and $2.4 million respec-..
tively.

In its offering memorandum,,
Premier said the annual rent,,
for Caribbean Bottling’s pro-.,
duction facility was $463,268. ,
The rents on the Nassau and,
Freeport distribution centres ;
were $240,180 and $49, 726,

Tespectively.

Some $5.5 million of the.
funds invested in Premier Real.
Estate came from the contro;
versial Olympus Univest fund,. - '
the Bahamian investment fund:
that is in court-supervised liq-
uidation, with investors trying.
to recover as much as Cdn$550
million for investors.

The Premier Real Estate.
investment is one of those the:
liquidators are targeting for

‘recovery.

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in the Bahamas were the low-"
est for CDB borrowing mem-' -

ber countries, the CDB said:
“More ambitious objectives
could also include achieving
universal secondary education,
eliminating the gender dispar-

ity in incomes, jobs and edu- -

cation, mainstreaming envi-
ronmental sustainability into
public policy, especially given

the dependence on tourism, *

and ensuring that all persons
have access to safe drinking
water and improving efficiency
and effectiveness of the public
service.’

To ensure that no island ‘was:
idft behind, the CDB suggested ~

that any customised MDG

goals should attempt to ensure ©

that improvements in social

and living conditions be spread _
across the Family Islands, not*

just confined to Nassau or

Grand Bahama.
__ The MDG goals aim to com-

bat poverty, hunger, disease,
illiteracy and reduce mortality.

The 2001 Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey estimated
that 9.3 per cent of this country
lives below the poverty line,

which was set at $2,863 per
Ba nl It was projected that

4 million was required to lift
all persons out of poverty, with
the poverty rate in some Fam-
ily Islands reaching 21 per cent,
compared to 8.3 per cent in
Nassau and Grand Bahama.

The CDB said the survey
showed that alleviating pover-
ty in the Family Islands should
be “top priority’, as residents

in those islands were worse off

than those in Nassau and
Grand Bahama.
In addition, the CDB said

‘the survey showed the links

between education, employ-

“‘mént-and poverty, as there

were “lower employment rates

and substantially less. educa-
tion in poor households”. And

only 20 per cent of persons in

poor households had complet-
ed secondary school education.
“The findings suggest, there-
fore, that further. training and
more effective matching of

labour market demands by the:

educational system would help
to raise long-term earning
capacity and alleviate pover-
ty,” the CDB said.

It added that the Govern-
meht needed to tackle poverty
in the Bahamas from three

‘angles - good governance,

reducing the vulnerability of
those in poverty, and giving
them opportunities to better
themselves. i
The CDB said people need-

_ ed to be “empowered” to take

advantage of employment
opportunities, “ensuring that
the skills taught are relevant
to the needs of the labour mar-
ket”.

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VICE PRESIDENT - MONEY TRANSFER SERVICES

Profile:

2h :
_ Position Available

: - Vice President
~ Money Transfer Services

- Responsible for the development and management of Fidelity’s
. money transfer and associated businesses in The Bahamas,
the Cayman Islands and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

= _Baseéd in The Bahamas, but expected to actively oversee the :
ie business i ‘in Fidelity’s operations in the Cayman Islands,
“the Turks & Gaicos Islands and any other locations where

Fidelity may ¢ establish operations.

a As a senior manager occasionally assist with other areas of

Fidelity’s business and have responsibilties that may be
expanded to incorporate other areas.

Knowledge and Skills:

a Bachelors or equivalent degree in marketing or communica-
tions;

- A minimum:of 10 years experience in an extremely active and
dynamic operational environment;

: A minimum of 5 years experience in international money trans-
fer business;

= Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills;
: Excellent marketing and communications skills;

F A strong team leader with experience in managing businesses
and staff across multi-national locations;

Proven experience in managing the roll-out of a large number
of new outlets across multi-national locations;

- Proven ability to innovate and develop new pioduets and
services;

. Willingness and ability to travel frequently around the Carib-
ean

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive
compensation package including benefits and bonuses

Resumes should be received no later than August 9th, 2006.

_The Human Resource Director

Fidelity

51 Frederick Steet

P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau
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0 poverty t fall

It pointed out that the Living ;

Conditions Survey showed that

33 per cent of youths in poor.
families had neither worked ©
nor were in training. And-

among non-poor households,

some 20 per cent of youths —
’ were said to be in this state.

To combat this, the CDB
said employment opportuni-
ties had to be increased, “pos-
sibly through apprenticeships,
work attachments and in
ensuring a greater matching of
skills with those required by
potential employers”.

On the good governance
front, the CDB said this
involved public sector reform
to ensure social protection and
regulatory measures were in

place, and that poor people :

were targeted and protected.

. “A holistic approach to
poverty reduction is therefore
not only specific programmes
targeted at the poor, but
requires consideration in all
aspects of economic manage-
ment and public policy forma-
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Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House
East Hill Street

P. 0: Box N3910
Nassau, Bahainas.
pwcbs@bs.pwe.com

Bloch International is ihe leading provider of specialty dancewear, It is currently ba
Sydney, Australia with sales and distribution to specialty retailers in the U.S. and Europ
in addition to a manufacturing operation in Bangkok, Thailand. Bloch International is in
the process of setting up operations in The Bahamas and is seeking a.

The: successful candidate will te seepodsible for ensuring that. business: cdijectives. a are met effectively: and. -
efficiently and in a timely manner, The ideal candidate will also-be required to assist ini maintaining the sinooth
running of the: Bloch International busitiess at new corporate headquarters to be established in the. Bahamas. An
innovative and energetic profile is necessary to manage the operations of this growing ane dynamic: :

Reports to the Senior Vice President inThe Bahamas.

‘ Develop g a communication process to ensure- Managers and. Staff are kept well informed
® re proper planning and ae of business strategies: so: that: worldwide:operations can meet

© Assist the Sie Vice President to monitor and rrsintain wie operation key performance.

‘Required Shits Expertence:

' “The successful candidate for this position will be a self-motivated individual, possess excellent leadership
skills, be a team player, and be:able to demonstrate flexibility to respond to a host of different challenges.
He/she must be accustomed ‘to working. on multiple tasks: without continiial supervision, This individual
must be persuasive and tenacious in their relationships while maintaining professional standards of conduct
and strong customer focus. The ability to manage multiple projects, ‘change priorities: when needed and be

‘pro-active will be éssential. Ultimately the: successful candidate: will be able to work: on his/her own
initiative.and impact:positively on the business‘on a daily basis.

« Anextensive marketing background with an in-depth Inowiledne of brand development
¢ A solid, broad understanding of finance (including product costing and pricing)

* Experienice ‘in distribution / licensing arrangements as busiriess developmerit in Birt, Asia and South:
America forms part of the business plan. International.

® An understanding of product development and the product development life cycle from:-concept through to:

¢ A good understanding of systems (both computer and procedures)

¢ Excellent financial knowledge mixed with excellent commercial knowledge to ensure excellent margin

e The ability to understand a different market and apply classical marketing strategies to: the
aforementioned new market

Exceptional communication skills
e Ability to work with both vertical and flat business structures

This is a senior position-and the compensation package is designed accordingly. Cot a
mpensation a
base salary (low six figures) plus an incentive bonus based on performance and attainment of aint

Interested candidates should submit their resume by 11 August 2006 to:

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 11B.

















PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING CO.LTD.
Job Vacancy
QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR






Responsible for supervising Pepsi-Cola Bahamas process to
ensure that Corporate, Pepsi-Cola International, and regulatory
standards-are maintained throughout the manufacturing area
and di stribution system.
R ssibilities include:
© Quality department's staffing equipment, and operating
supplies.

_ © Identify, troubleshoot, and correct issues, affecting product

ag quality related fo the. thanufacture, storage, or distribution of
all company manufactured and purchased products.
Develop, implement, maintain, and ensure that an affective.
SOP. program is in place to ensure product quality and.

_ > minimize product liability.

© Organize, review and maintain laboratory records to meet
corporate, parent company, and regulatory requirements.

Responsible for raw material use variance performance.
Responsible for raw material ingredient inventories.
Coordinate and execute annual Q.A. audit, and new product
initiatives.

* College degree or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate
will have a minimum of 3 years experience in either alab or _
manufacturing quality department evaluating QC data, and
troubleshooting manufacturing processes. for QC issues.

" Prior experience/training in a manufacturing environment

will be an assets.

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Please send resume to:
P.O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas
FAX: 364-2123
"Email: leotha.nixon@pepsibahiamas.com



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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS _ No. 1611/Cle/Qui/2004
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF All Those 4 pieces parcels or tracts of
land comprising 295.04 294-04 acres being part of 2 grants to
George Gray situate in the vicinity Northeast and Northwestwardly
of the All-age Public School in the Settlement of Gray’s Long
Island, The Bahamas.

=: AMENDED NOTICE:-

THE PETITION OF PAUL ANDREW WELLS of Tropical Gardens,
New Providence, AND DERAL BURTON WELLS of Gray's, Long
Island, The Bahamas, Trustees, in respect of: (1)_ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land comprising 14.62 acres originally part of 500
acres granted to George Gray, deceased, and:situate in the
Settlement of Gray's on Long Island in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by Gray's Landing and
running thereon 1.830.22 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by other
portion of the 500 acres of land originally granted to the said George
Gray and running thereon 1,911.60 feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY
by the Sea and running thereon 773.96 feet which said piece parcel
or tract of land has such shapes boundaries marks and dimensions
as shown on Plan 242L1 on record in the Department of Lands
and Surveys in the City of Nassau on the Island of New Providence
in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas being designated as Parcel
"A" and thereon coloured Pink; (2)_ALL THAT piece parcel or tract
of land comprising 94.68 acres originally part of the said 500 acres
granted to George Gray, deceased, and situate in the Settlement
of Gray's on Long Island in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by other portion of the 500 acres
of land originally granted to George Gray and running thereon
4,398.26 feet NORTHWESTWARDLY by other portion of the 500
acres of land originally granted to George Gray and running thereon
513.68 feet EASTWARDLY by Queen's Highway and running
thereon 965.10 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by other portion of
the 500 acres of land originally granted to George Gray and running
thereon 1,382.07 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by Gray's Landing
Road and running thereon 3,602.28 feet and
NORTHWESTWARDLY by the Sea and running thereon 1,152.64
feet which said piece parcel or tract of land has such shapes
boundaries marks and dimensions as shown on Plan 242L1 on
record in the said Department of Lands and Surveys in the City of
Nassau being designated as Parcel "B" and thereon coloured Pink;
(3)_ ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land comprising 68.46 94-68.
acres originally part of 500 acres granted to George Gray. deceased.
and situate in the Settlement of Gray's on Long Island in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY
by land originally granted to the Church of England and running.
thereon 1,534.49 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by Boat Harbour
Drive and running thereon 2.668.77 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY
by other portion of the 500 acres of land originally. granted to George .
Gray and running thereon 450.57 feet and WESTWARDLY by
Queen's Highway and running thereon 980.70 feet which said piece
parcel or tract of land has such shapes boundaries marks ‘and
dimensions as shown on Plan 242L1 on record in the aforesaid
Department of Lands and Surveys being designated as Parcel "C"
and thereon coloured Pink; and (4)_ ALL THAT piece parcel or
tract of land comprising 117.28 acres originally part of 314 acres
granted to George Gray, deceased, and situate in the aforesaid
Settlement of Gray's on Long Island and bounded
NORTHEASTWARDLY by land originally granted to the Church of
England and running thereon 606.90 feet NORTHWESTWARDLY
partly by lands originally granted to the Church of England and
partly by Boat Harbour Drive and running jointly thereon 1.235.98
feet EASTWARDLY by a Public Road and Red Pond and running
thereon 2.421.99 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by the Sea and
running thereon 942.42 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by other
portion of the 314 acres of land originally granted to George Gray
and running thereon 3.332.36 feet SOUTHWARDLY by other
portion of the 314 acres of land originally granted to George Gray
and running thereon 1.618.86 feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY by
Boat Harbour Drive and running thereon 2.612.65 feet which said
~ which said piece parcel or tract of land has such shapes boundaries
- marks and dimensions as shown on the aforesaid Plan 242L1 on
record in the Department of Lands and Surveys of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas being designated as Parcel "D"
and thereon coloured Pink. PAUL ANDREW WELLS and DERAL
BURTON WELLS, Trustees. claim to be owners of the
unencumbered fee simple estate in possession of the aforementioned
land. The Petitioners have applied to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act. 1959, to have
title ‘to the said land.investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted in
accordance with the said Act. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
any person having Dower or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim
or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the 9th
day of September. A. D.. 2006. file in the Supreme Court and serve
on the Petitioners, or the undersigned, a Statement of their claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of Claim
on or before the said 9th day of September. A.D.. 2006. will operate
as a bar to such claim. Copies of the plan filed in the action by the
petitioners may be inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Nassau, Bahamas;
2. The Chambers of Miriam J. Curling & Co., Attorneys for
the Petitioners;

3. The Office of the District Administrator, Long Island,
The Bahamas. |

DATED the 20th day of July, A. D., 2006.
MIRIAM J. CURLING & CO.
Norfolk House Annexe II.

Market Street.

Nassau. N. P., Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioners

J

PAGE 12B, MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006 THE TRIBUNE .



.,., Bloch International is the leading provider of specialty dancewear. It is currently based in .
..~ Sydney, Australia with sales and distribution to specialty retailers in the U.S. and Europe.

“in addition to a manufacturing operation in Bangkok, Thailand. Bloch International is in

the process of setting up operations in The Bahamas and is seeking a

. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

JOB SUMMARY; ;
Organizes and directs all aspects of the accounting and financial control function of the Bahamas Branch and
reports operational results. Maintain accounting systems that ensure the proper accounting and recording of the
Branch’s. resources. Provide management with relevant and reliable financial data necessary for budgetary and
financial decisions. Oversee the operation and management of the Accounting Department activities and staff.

Reports to the Chief Operating Officer in The Bahamas and to the Chief Financial Officer in Australia,
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises and trains the general accounting staff. :
Regularly reviews entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy and conipliance with established
accounting principals and procedures
Assists the Chief Financial Officer (Australia) in the preparation of the annual budgets and forecasts.
’ Responsible for:compliance with all Bahamian fiscal regulatory requirements.
Plans and implements changes in the Branch’s accounting system, where necessary, and with approval
from the Chief Financial Officer (Australia),
Recommends changes in financial policies and procedures, as necessary. Write policies and procedures
and ensure they are being adhered to.
Monitors established internal controls to assure proper compliance.
Recruits and evaluates personnel under own supervision.
Keeps the Chief Financial Officer (Australia) informed of the Branch’s performance.
Assures protection of assets of the business through internal control and ensuring proper insurance
coverage,
» Maintain a regular review’of income and expenditure to ensure that cash flow is adequate to meet future
business needs.
Prepares and makes recommendations based on financial analysis of operations.
Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, and developments in the profession. Makes recommendations
for iniplementation of new practices and procedures.
Performs and/or oversees'all aspects of Human Resources functions.
Coordinates and supervises IT function with outside company providing service, -
Oversee global Inventory management and logistics functions.

Assume other special activities and responsibilities as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, plus five (5) to seven (7) years experience in all aspects of Accounting, ideally
gained through increasingly responsible positions within Finance, two years of which must be as a department

manager or supervisor. Candidate with a professional accounting qualification and public accounting experience
at the Manager/Supervisor level is highly desirable,

Experience in a wholesale distribution environment is also highly desirable but not mandatory.

COMPENSATION

us incentive bonus based on performance and pension,

The position offers a competitive salary pl
insurance and other benefits.

Interested candidates should submit their resume by 11 August 2006 to:

Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House

East Hill Street ’

P.O. Box N3910
Nassau, Bahamas
pwebs@bs.pwe.com





THE TRIBUNE





@ By BARBARA CORREA
c.2006 Los Angeles
Daily News



LOS ANGELES -- Some
seniors still look forward to an
idyllic retirement, filled with end-
less golf greens, ocean cruises and
quiet evenings in the easy chair.

But due to financial need or
simply to remain active, a growing
number of retirees are chucking
relaxation for the ultimate “gold-
en years” challenge: starting their
own business.

For a lot of senior entrepre-
neurs, retirement itself acts as a
catalyst for launching a new ven-
ture. ;

After taking an early retire-
ment from 35 years in the con-
struction industry, Julie Brown
set off from La Canada in a motor
home to see the world. On a
chilly night in New Hampshire,
the idea to create a head-warming
pillowcase came to her, and the
now-patented “Chill Frill” was
born.

Eight years and $140,000 lat-
er, Brown is more determined
than ever to sell her head-cover-
ing pillowcase. Part of her moti-
vation is practical. “I lost a lot in
the stock market and am going
through a nasty divorce,” said
Brown, now 66. “With so much
money invested, I need to get it
off the ground.”

But her drive also comes natu-

rally. Even though Brown worked
for big Los Angeles construction
firms for much of her career, she
said she always had an entrepre-
neurial yearning.

As with most entrepreneurs,
Brown’s life revolves around her

‘business. She moved to Yuma,
Ariz., to be near her manufactur-
er. She spends a lot of her time
networking for new business, and
has high hopes for a big order
from. the military through a gov-
ernment contact.

She said a Chill Frill model in
camouflage-colored fleece would
be a perfect fit for the armed ser-
vices.

Brown is working on changing
the name of the product because
the “Frill” part of it is a turnoff to
men, who make up 80 percent of

-her customer base. She says the
reason for her product’s popular-
ity among men: remains a mys-
tery, but she has ruled out the
theory that her customers get cold
because they are valding.

“Most of these guys have full
heads of hair,” she said. “I think
maybe it’s becatise'they’re thinner
(than many women).”

With more Americans reach-
ing retirement age in better
health, odds are that fewer and

fewer of them will be interested in

2004

a traditional retirement, even if
they can afford it.

A 2004 Rand Corp. study
found that self-employment rates
rise at older ages. In 2002, the
rate of self-employment for the
work force was 10.2 percent, but
the rate for people aged 50 was
16.4 percent.

While the 50-plus crowd made
up 25 percent of the work force,
they composed 40 percent of the
self-employed, the report said.

Howard Stone, a life coach and
co-author with his wife of a book
titled “Too Young to Retire,”
said more people of retirement
age are deciding to redefine. the
third and fourth quarters of life
away from just taking it easy.

One chapter of the book focus-
es on careers for retirees who also
serve the older demographic,
from walking dogs to doing yoga
instruction to having a mobile
hairdressing shop to starting up a
space organizing business for peo-
ple moving into assisted living

facilities.

He attributes the senior entre-
preneur trend to medical
advances and a stronger focus on
health living in recent decades.
The prospect of living longer is
also motivating more’ seniors to
start businesses after retirement.
“When you have a job, even if
it’s a few hours a week, your mind
and body wants to stay in the
game longer.”

For Kay Presto of Ontario,
starting a business wasn’t about
inventing a product or financial
necessity. She started a T-shirt
company three years ago because
she was angry at how seniors
were characterized in T-shirt say-
ings. “I became evpalled at the
nasty and negative sayings I saw
on T-shirts, like ‘I’m a cranky
Grandma.’ J thought, we are not
paying proper tribute to the peo-
ple who went to war for us and
saved and sacrificed and did with-
out for the next generations.”

The final straw that kicked off
the Sensational Senior T-shirt
company was Presto’s visit to a
Long Beach T-shirt trade show.
“I saw things like, ‘What do men
over 50 wear? Boxers or briefs?

. Depends.”

Presto had a graphic designer
come up with a logo incorporat-
ing Sensational Senior, her trade-
mark saying that is. splashed
across all of her T-shirts, sweat
shirts and coffee mugs. Her son
was already making T-shirts for
his own termite business, so he
put her in touch with his ‘T-shirt
printer.

Presto started selling at busi-
ness expos and trade shows and
started taking orders from as far
away as Singapore through word

CLE/QUI/00593

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT

‘COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION

- IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
jJand containing 37.473 acres situate on Queen’s Highway

in the vicinity of Great Oyster Pond and approximately —
2.7. miles Southwardly of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera,
one of the Islands of the Commonweaith of The Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN MATTER of the Petition of OWEN BETHEL

Notice is hereby given that Owen Bethel is applying to the
Supreme Court to have this title to the following investi-
gated under Section 3.of The Quiéting Title Act, and the

nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court in ac-
cordance with the provisions of the said Act.

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing 37.473
acres situate on Queen's Highway in the vicinity of Great
Oyster Pond and approximately 2.7 miles Southwardly of
Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

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

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

2. The Chambers of Sears & Co,, No. 10 Market Street, in

the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme: Court
and serve on the Petitioner or its Attorney a Statement of
his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
Affidavit and other related requirements to be filed and
served therewith by the Sth day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the Sth day of October, 2006 will eneinre
as a bar to such Claim.

SEARS & CO.

Attorney for the Petitioner



»







BUSINESS

Seniors the new entrepreneurs

of mouth. -

A year or so ago, Presto wa
selling her shirts at a mother-
daughter expo in Rancho Cuca-
monga when a young woman
approached her. “She said, ‘I love
this. I’m a senior in high school.’
Suddenly, a new market for the
shirts emerged. Presto has
received a bulk order from Los
Osos High School in Rancho
Cucamonga.

Presto says the business is prof-
itable, though she declines to give
any figures. She is also keeping
her age secret, but she says she
definitely falls into the “senior”
category.

“People say, ‘Do you ever plan
on retiring?’ I say, ’m enjoying
life too much.”

Presto said most of her con-
temporaries are doing something
other than lying around the pool
all day. “I have one friend who
goes to the golf course five days a
week,” she said. But most others
are working in some way. “People
are recreating their lives, getting
into things like organic farming.
Some are raising their grandchil-
dren. They want to be involved.”

Getting older people involved
is Tom Pontac’s official job. Pon-
tac didn’t start a business instead
of retiring, but he did create a
position for himself at California
State University, Long Beach,
that comes pretty close.

A former furniture salesman
and marathon runner, Pontac
decided to become a full-time stu-
dent at an age when most people
are thinking about a formal retire-
ment. “I found out that when
you’re 60, you can go to Cal State
Long Beach for $3 per semester
for a full load,” he said.

Pontac, 70, earned his degree in
psychology and gerontology in
2000, then was recruited by the
university to become Senior
Community Liaison for Leisure
World in Seal Beach, the 55-and-
up living community located four
miles from Cal State Long Beach.

He works from his home at
Leisure World, getting residents



interested in attending classes, as
well as in some of his other pur-
suits, including a running club and
an anti-war club he started there.
“J am a part-time employee and I
get full health benefits. I get the
senior discount and staff parking.
That’s the ideal combination,” he
said.

Pontac’s high energy level and
good health is characteristic of all
entrepreneurs, but especially true
for mature business people.

“I plan to work until I drop,
because I love it,” said 64-year-

old June Simmons, founder of.

Partners in Care, a nonprofit
foundation in San Fernando that
works with hospitals, health care
providers and other organizations
to change health care policy and
delivery.

The group has worked on pro-
jects including reducing infant
mortality in the Lancaster area,
creating physician house call pro-
grams and helping people navi-
gate the nursing home system.

Simmons could have retired a
decade ago, after the Visiting
Nurses Association, where she
was chief executive officer, was
sold.

Instead, she talked some of the

_ group’s board members into help-

ing her start the foundation.

“I had a little severance, so I
just decided to bid my severance,”
she said.

Her gamble paid off, though
there have been years when the
foundation didn’t make enough
to pay her a salary.

“I was willing to make a big
personal investment,” said Sim-
mons, who’s latest project:is set-
ting up primary care clinics
staffed by retired doctors and
nurses. “They can’t practice any-
more because: they can’t afford
the malpractice insurance.” In
that way, Simmons is closing the
circle, helping even more retirees
re-enter the work force, just as
she has. A leisurely existence
“wasn’t something I wanted to
do,” she said. “I don’t want to
retire.”













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‘| * Be neat in appearance;



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that IAN SURUJLAL OF PARADISE











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

twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEVIN SURUJLAL OF
PARADISE ISLAND DRIVE, P.O. Box N-9841, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY,
| 2006 to the Minister responsible for: Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.










.

PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING CO. LTD.

‘Vacancy Notice
SALES DELIVERY DRIVERS

WHO ARE INTERESTED IN CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND |
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE,

*Have.a High School Diploma with BIC passes in Math
| and English Language minimum.
* Must have at least two years sales experience;

management;
* Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
* Have basic understanding of operating a computer;
* Be goal oriented;

* Be 20 years or older and possess a clean, health and
driving record;

* Be in good physical health and stamina.

** Must be prepared to drive Ten-Bay trucks.

This is an entry-level position with good earning potential
for self-motivated individuals. We offer a competitive com-
pensation and benefit package.

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGER
P.O. BOX N-3004
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGER
P.O. BOX F-41501

FREEPORT, GRAND-
BAHAMA

FAX: 364-2123

ISLAND DRIVE, P.O. Box N-9841, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, |

senda written and signed’ statement of the facts within |" ~

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 13B



DAISY FUND LTD.

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
section 137 of the International Business Companies Act
2000 DAISY FUND LTD is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st
of July 2006. David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street, P.O, Box. N 3917 |
is the Liquidator of DAISY FUND LTD. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are
required to send their address and particulars of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 21st August 2006.



OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED.

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
section 137 of the International Business Companies Act
2000 OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED is
in dissolution. eae
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st
of July 2006. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street, P.O. Box N 3917
is the Liquidator of OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT
LIMITED. Het ABE
All persons having claims against the above-named.
company are required to send their address and pat-
-ticulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 21st
August 2006.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00286

Comimon Law & Equity Division”

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Tides Act, 1959 (Chapter 393)
AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
containing by admeasurement Eighteen thousand Four hundred
and Eighty-four (18,484) Acres situate North of Blackwood Vil-

“lage on the Island of Abaco one the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

- AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of PATRICK ROBERTS

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of PATRICK ROBERTS of the Settlement of Dun-
das Town in the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing by
admeasurements Eighteen thousand Four hundred and
Eighty-four (18,484) Acres situate North of Blackwood
Village on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in fee simple
of the said piece parcel or tract of land and have made application
to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
under Section Three (3) of the Quieting of Titles.

Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece parcel or tract of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in ac-
cordance with provisions of the said Act. Copies of the filed Pla
may be inspected during normal working hours at: :

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

(b) Rolle and Co., Chambers, Anth-Mar House, 84
Minnie Street, Nassau, The Bahamas

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or rights to
dower or an adverse claim or claims not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the last pub-
lication file a notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in
the Island of New Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed
form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any
such person to file and serve a statement of his her claim on or

before the Thirty (30) days after the last publication will operate
as a bar to such claim.

DATED the 14th day of July, A.D. 2006.

ROLLE & CO.

Chambers,

Anth-Mar House,

84 Minnie Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.





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_ Bahamas’
land silver,

MH TRACK ANDFIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter



THE Bahamas men’s 4x100
meter team settled for a silver
medal after fumbling the baton
on the second exchange, while
the women’s team hauled in the
bronze at the CAC Games in
Colombia.

The team of Derrick Atkins,
Adrian Griffith, Rodney Green
and Dominic Demeritte
clocked 39.44 seconds for the
silver behind the Netherland
Antilles who won in a time of
39.28 seconds followed by
Jamaica in 39.46 seconds.

According to Griffith, the
lead off runner for the team,
the team’s aim was the nation
record, which is set at 38.98 sec-
onds, set some six years ago in

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Green.

Griffith said: “We had great
expectations heading into the

finals of the relay, everyone was

focused because our main goal

was to go out there and break _

the national record. I don’t
think it was meant to happen
on that day, because everyone
ran excellent legs.

“Our only mistake was

between Derrick and Rodney,
we lost a few seconds when
they fumbled around a little
with the baton, but other than
that everyone ran great legs.”

The Bahamas went into the
finals with the third fastest time,
39.49 seconds.

Jamaica led the charge with a
time of 39.35 seconds followed
by-Netherland Antilles in 39.47
seconds.

Griffith added: “All I wanted |

was to make up. the stagger,
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would de their’s to the best of
their abilities. So I would like to
thank them for doing an excel-
lent job, because they all exe-
cuted.

“The games in it’s entirety
was great, not just track and
field but.all the other disciplines
as well. It feels good to be com-
peting on this level and getting
a first hand opportunity to
watch some of the veterans in
the sports compete.”

The women’s 4x100m team
of Savetheda Fynes, Tamicka
Clarke, T’Shonda Webb and

Shandira Brown got a lucky |

break and wheeled in a bronze
medal for their efforts. ,
Having to play the ‘catch-up’
game behind Cuba, Colombia
and Jamaica in the finals of the
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break came when Jamaica’s
second leg runner stepped out
of her lane, resulting in an auto-
matic disqualification.

The Bahamas ended up .

third behind Cuba, who won in
43.29 seconds and Colombia in
44,32 seconds leaving them to

. settle for third in 44.34 seconds.

The Bahamas’ streak of luck
would come to an end in the
men’s 1600m relay, as the
team finished just shy of a
medal.

Just seconds from the third
place finishers (Dominican
Republic), the Bahamas posted
a final time of 3:05.73 seconds
for fourth place. Winning the

event was Jamaica in 3:01.78

seconds followed by Trinidad
and Tobago in 3:02.65 seconds.
Dominican Republic’s time was
3:03.25 seconds.



Freeman Barr enjoys third

round win in comeback ©

@BOXING .
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



FORT MYERS: Although he felt like it
was his first.professional fight, Freeman
‘the Natural’ Barr didn't look as if the two-
year hiatus had that much of an effect on
his performance in the ring.

Saturday night, Barr made mincemeat of
Terry Acker, stopping the shorter and
stockier resident of Tuscaloosa; Alabama
with just 13 seconds left before the third

round expired.

It was obvious from the first round that
32-year-old Barr wouldn't have to go the
scheduled 12 round bout as Acker had his
share of problems trying to adjust, much
less absorb the blows, much to the delight
of the fans in the Harbourside Event Cen-
ter.

"It felt good to be back out there," said
Barr, who made his return at 171 pounds,
one pound lighter than Acker. "I knew he
couldn't handle the punches. I could have
taken him out from the first round, but I
wanted to get some of the ring rust off."

The native from Pleasant Bay, Andros,
now living in Naples and fighting out of
the SJC Boxing Club in Fort Myers, said
the floor in the ring was a little slippery
from the five fights that preceded his
match, so he tried to avoid falling and get-

ting hurt in the process.

"TI was more concerned about him," said
Barr in reference to his uncertainty about
his return. "I thought the referee would

Bahamian returns
after two year-hiatus



have stopped the fight from the first round.
But once I realised that he was having

some problems, I just went after him. I —

needed this type of fight to get back in the
ring."

Not only did Acker take a beating, but
he was so dazed that he started to go into
the wrong corner at the end of each round
before the referee caught him and guided
him in the right direction.

Just before the final bell tolled, Barr
threw five consecutive rights that pinned
Acker ou the rope as his corner finally
threw in the towel. But before the referee
could acknowledge it, Bart threw a left to
the head of Acker that sent him rolling
over on the canvas.

For Barr, it was a B grade for his per-
formance as he improved his win-loss
record to 27-4 with 14 knockouts. His
opponent dropped to 19-20-2 with 13
knockouts.

"J knew I could have got him out of
there from the first round, but he was very
strong," Barr reflected. "I just wanted to
get some work in, so J wasn't trying to get
out too early."

Barr's long-time manager/trainer Steve
Canton said he couldn't ask for a better

j

performance from Barr to get his feet wet
again.

"T think that for the rest that Freeman
has had and for him to come out here at
home against a guy, who is such a strong
puncher, I would say he did a fabulous
job," Canton noted.

"He's only 75 per cent and like I said
from day one, 75 per cent of Freeman can
beat most guys who. are 90 per cent. So
I'm very pleased with this comeback. We
want to get in at least two-more fights, get-
ting him at 80 and 90 per cent, then he's
ready for anybody who is in the top ten."

‘Canton, the owner of the SJC Boxing
Club, said their aim is to go after former
world champion Roy Jones.

"Roy Jones made his comeback at 175.
He was fighting for the NABO title. Free-
man, however, has been a NABO cham-
pion at 160 and 168.

“He's the only one to have been a cham-
pion at two divisions in the NABO," Can-
ton further declared.

"He would like to be the NABO cham-
pion in three divisions against the former
greatest fighter in the world in Roy Jones.
The fact is that Roy Jones and Freeman
Barr will make for an interesting fight. It's

desire to get back int

a fight that we will definitely be going
after."

In the meantime as he relish in his come-
back victory, Barr said he know he have a
lot of work to do because even though he
felt good, he know that his timing isn't
quite there yet. ae

"T feel like I had my first fight in five
years," he reflected. "Being off for two

years is a long time. So I'm just happy to be .

out there. Now that I'm back, I can con-
centrate on getting stronger and better."
Dubbed "Brawl at the River 2," Barr's
return to Glory couldn't get started with a
more impressive win. The fans in the stands
certainly enjoyed it as they cheered him
on and his camp, including his wife, Tanya,
were left smiling from ear to ear.
Freeman Barr is back and he looked as
‘Natural’ as he did before he took the two-
year break for a series of injuries, including
the most important one - sarcoidosis, @ dis-
ease that had hampered his career for a
long time.

. a '
Canton said it was Barr's tremendous

he ring, which kept
him going to the gym to train, even though
he was advised by the doctors to get some

rest with the healing process.
"He said he wants to be a world cham-

ion and he won't let anything stand in his
way," Canton pointed out. "He certainly
has the potential, but we're not going to
rush it. When he's ready for it, we will
know."
And this time, Barr said he will do what-
ever it takes to get there.

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golfers in the
driving seat

@ GOLF
By RENALDO
DORSETT

Sports Reporter

GOLFERS throughout
the country have been
competing for a number
of weeks to lay claim to
bragging rights and earn

' the title “Long Dog Out

of the Pack.” | ;

The Bahamas Profes-
sional Golfers Association
is again hosting its annual
Bahamas National Long
Drive Championships at
the Cable Beach Golf
Club.

The Championships
included four categories,
professionals, amateur,
ladies, and juniors.

The qualifiers for the
contest began on July
25th, with a number of
eager competitors at all
different skill levels set to
compete. ai

After the first day of
qualifiers, Lemon
Gorospe led'the way with
a drive 306 yards...

Glenn Pratt, President
of the BGPA, was in sec-
ond with a drive of 296
yards. | eae

Chris Lewis, golf direc-
tor at the Cable Beach
Golf Club, sat in third
with a drive of 293 yards.

Rounding out the top
four professionals was Jer-

-maine Russell with a drive

of 267 yards.

In the amateur division,
Nolan Johnson led the
‘way with a 254 yard dri-
ve, while Brent Vander-
pool sat in second with a
drive of 251 yards.

Woodside

heads for —
England |
FROM page one

its true potential, we will
put a lot of egg on a lot of
faces. It's all down to the
players. If the Bahamas
doesn’t get over that hur-
dle, we will not achieve
what we are capable of."

For his part, Woodside
told The Tribune that if his
two years with Luctonians
go well, he may want to
stay in England:and see if
he can move up to. the
National Leagues level.

Looking forward to gain-
ing experience from play-
ing rugby at a higher level,
he said: “It’s a good oppor-
tunity. I’ve got to keep
doing it. I’m not going to
let it pass me.

“Big Mac [McCartney]

found me, Stevie Johnson

and. Andrew trained me. I
can’t let them down. I can’t
let the Bahamas down.”

Woodside said -the main
areas he hopes to improve
in England are “passing and’
knowing the game, my
responsibilities and what’s.
my job on the field. That’s
what I lack”.

Davies said Woodside
“quite comfortably”
already has the ability to
play at English National
Division two level, if he
added 10-15 pounds in
weight, and “has an intu-
itive desire to win every
game he plays”.

“If we can send him away
and he comes back with a
completely different out-
look, it will transmit itself to
other players,” Davies
‘added, pointing out that
Woodside was also chosen
because he had the ability
to adapt to the new culture,
lifestyle, that he would
encounter in England.

Davies said opportunities
for young Bahamians to
travel, work and stay out-
side the Bahamas were rel-
atively few, unless they
were attending school or
college overseas, or had
family abroad.

“For a guy who’s got rug-
by playing skills, the world’s
their oyster,” he added.

Woodside’s flight and
stay in the UK has been
assisted financially by mem-
bers of the Bahamian rugby
community, including for-
mer members of the Buc-
caneers club who are now
back in the UK.

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By NEIL HARTNELL



NATIONAL team flanker Dan
Woodside is the potential “trailblazer”
for talented Bahamian rugby players,
after becoming the first to gain the
chance to play abroad at “pretty much
the highest level of amateur rugby” in
England.

Woodside, who piays openside flanker
for both the national team and his club,
the Cuckoos, leaves today for a two-year
spell at English club Luctontans, who
play in the Midlands One division in
England - the highest level below the
national leagues and the semi+profes- |
sional game.

Nicknamed ‘the Androsian assassin’,
due to his north Andros roots, Woodside
is rated by one of his coaches as “the
most naturally gifted rugby player I have
seen”. They hope he will eventually
bring back to the, Bahamas the experi-

_ence, approach to training and prepara-
tion, and what is takes to play ata high-
er level, and transmit this to other play-
ers.

Ken McCartney, co-founder of the
Cuckoos, who discovered Woodside, 22,
said: “It’s important that he does well,
because if he does, he can pave the way

for other people. His attitude to play-
ing, getting along with other people, is
very important. He could be the fore-
runner of things to come.”

Woodside’s passage to Luctonians has
been eased by the fact that the father
of Andrew Davies, the coach to the
Bahamas’ national rugby ‘sevens’ team,
is associated with the club. It takes on
about five foreign. players a season, usu-
ally from established rugby playing
nations such as South Africa, New:
Zealand and Australia, but never before
a Bahamian.

Davies said: “The plan is Dan is going
to do well. He has the strength of char-
acter, and the main thing is that he goes
over and represents well. ‘The next time
we have a young man who we felt has |
done well and has aptitude, they'll wel-
come him with open arms.

“J think he’ll [Dan] get greater appre-
ciation of what is needed in terms of
dedication to play this game at the high-

@ BOXING |

onship title.

By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Revorter

JERMAINE
CHOO’ Mackey ialked the
talk and walked the walk, tak-
ing care of business early to
knock out Marcus ‘Marvelous’
Thomas in the sixth round and
claim the WBC Caribbean
Boxing Federation champi-

Mackey, who said earlier

“that if a knock out appeared
hs would take full advantage

of it,” wasted no time in the,

opening minutes of the sixth
round. age

Less than two minutes into.
the round, Mackey was secur-
ing thunderous left hooks and
jabs to the face and body of
Thomas, who was just

‘too shaken up to defend b

ack. ie
But it was the right that sent
Thomas flying to the canvas

comeback

and the referee running to'the

count. | |
The confident Mackey said,

although his opponent came
‘into the ring with such an,

impressive record, he used
patience and experience, giv-

ing him the edge he needed. |
“I just want to thank God for
_ giving me this opportunity to

once again fight in front of a

home crowd,” Mackey said.
“T came into the fight a little

nervous knowing that he had

er levels.”
The Bahamas Rugby Football Union’s
aim is to give Bahamian players as much

‘exposure to international competition

as possible, so they can measure them-
selves against foreign teams and learn
what is required at higher levels than
the national league. —

Although the Bahamas won the Rug-
by World Cup’s northern Caribbean
qualifying tournament last year, beat-
ing Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

-on home’ soil, they learned what inter-

national rugby is all about during a heavy

50-point defeat to Barbados in the play- .

off that decided which Caribbean state
went into the Americas qualifying group.

Training

‘The Barbados team contained a num-
ber of English-based players, who play a
40-game season at a consistently. high
level - exactly the same system Woodside
will be thrust into. He will go straight
into Luctonians’ pre-season training for
a season that starts in early September
2006, and ends in late April/early May
2007. ; :

Davies told The Tribune that he hopes
Woodside’s experience in England will
not only benefit him, but will rub-off on

' other Bahamian players who aspire to

the national team. ae
He added that some players had yet to
show the dedication required, failing to

_ attend training’ regularly, while their skill

and fitness levels had yet to reach the

levels required if the Bahamas was to

be successful consistently-on the region-
al and international stage.

Noting that an adjustment in attitude
would help Bahamians to achieve their
full potential, Davies said: “I have
preached this to the younger players
who are just coming into the squad and
they are responding well. Over the last
year I have noticed a positive change
with certain players, and we are heading
in the right direction but we still have a
long way to go.

“Make no mistake, if and when the
Bahamas national rugby team reaches

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such an impressive record and
is regarded as one of the top
fighters in the Caribbean. But
Ispoke to my coach who also
fought on that level and he
told me not to worry about a
thing, to just go in there and
execute the way I usually do,
fight my fight, not his.

“T did this'and he just could-
n’t handle nothing I was bring-
ing to him, I'started to gain
more and more confidence as
the time went by, and landed
each punch successfully.”

The fight started out evenly
matched with Mackey and
Thomas bouncing around the
ring, trying to feel each other
out. This style of fighting con-
tinued throughout the second
round. :

The first three rounds, both

fighters were evenly matched
with Thomas moving grace-
fully, dodging most of Mack-
‘ey’s attempts, even though.
Mackey was attempting more
punches than Thomas, who
was afraid to move.away from
the ring.

But Mackey would pull
away from Thomas in the
fourth round, attacking him
in the opening minutes. It was-
n’t until this round Mackey’s
attempts started to land; stick-
ing Thomas with the right
jabs. Although: Mackey
secured some points with the
successful right jabs, it was the
left that rocked Thomas.

Mackey’s left connected
with Thomas’ head, which
staggered him causing the ref-
eree to intervene.

The fifth round was the sep-
arating one for Mackey who

poured on the punches.

A tired Thomas wasn’t
expecting Mackey to turn up
the heat in the round, but felt
the burns. Mackey connected
with several big body shots.
that left Thomas .running for
the ropes.

But the ropes couldn’t save
him as Mackey followed, tak-
ing advantage of Thomas’
open body. Thomas had noth-
ing left in the fifth round and
‘struggled to his corner when
the bell sounded.

It was a much needed rest
for: Thomas, who looked
exhausted heading into the
sixth round. A vigilant Mack-
ey seized the opportunity and.
in less than two minutes,
Thomas’ face was gréeted by
the cold canvas.

Mackey added: “I’ve gained
so much confidence now that I
am not about to stop here, I
am ready to go out there and
further my professional career.

“This will not be the end for
me I will be looking to fight
for the British Comune calth
title and hopefully the World
title, which ever one comes
first.”

Mackey is currently the
Bahamas’ super middleweight
title holder.







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Blaze ravages
six businesses

® By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

FIREMEN faced stern criti-
cism last night after a blaze they
seemed to have under control
erupted into a destructive infer-
no, ravaging six businesses in a
Nassau shopping plaza.

Damage running into hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars was
left in its wake as the fire raged
through a string of commercial
premises off Mackey Street.

Crowds watching the blaze
were left dumbfounded when
what appeared to be a “routine”
fire somehow managed to gath-

- er momentum and rage on for

ne

eight hours. ..

Last night, fire chiefs admit-
ted they were “extremely chal-
lenged” i in trying to contain the
fire as it consumed several busi-
nesses at the Super Value plaza
on Saturday afternoon.

Destroyed in the blaze were
Sun-Manufacturing, Ad Works,
Discount Mart, Fashion Hall, the
Paint Place, and the Delicatessen
of Super Value. The foodstore
itself sustained only smoke and
water damage.

According to Walter Evans,

police press liaison officer |

attached to the Fire Department,
two firefighters had to be taken
to hospital for injuries associated
with the blaze, which reports say

began shortly before 11am on

Saturday.

Mr Evans said heavy metal
beams connecting the various
sections of the building acted as
conduits for the fire to spread
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firefighters found it impossible to
fight the blaze from either inside
or outside the building.

Unconfirmed reports claim
that the fire was started by some-
one welding at the back of Sun
Manufacturing.

However, Mr Evans could not |

confirm this at press time, stating
that they were still investigating
the cause and ostientiig the cost
of damage.

Initially, the blaze was thought

to be under control at about
2pm, as only white smoke could

_ be seen billowing from the roof

of Sun Manufacturing in the
elbow of the building. Earlier,
thick black smoke had wafted
westwards over Nassau, though
no flames were visible.

Crowds of onlookers began to’

disperse when it seemed that
firemen had tamed the blaze.

However, when The Tribune
arrived at the scene for the sec-
ond time at 7pm, Discount Mart,
the Fashion Hall and the Paint
Place were completely enguited
in flames.

Six fire trucks and one from
the Airport Authority stood
ready to do battle. But firefight-
ers, who wete sitting on coolers
or make-shift benches, admitted
that at this point there was noth-
ing they could do.

“Have you ever heard of the
perfect storm?” one officer
asked, “because this was the per-
fect fire.”

However, residents living
nearby remained critical of the
fire department for their han-
dling of the incident.

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Woman, 63,
dies after
car crash

By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport
Reporter

FREEPORT - A 63-year-
old businesswoman was fatal-
ly injured on Saturday in a
road accident, pushing the
island’s traffic fatality count
to.seven for the year.

Grace Bain-Morhill of 16
Fiddler’s Green, Yeoman’s
Wood, was driving her Ford
Ranger truck (licence GB600)
around 2.30pm when she col-
lided with a vehicle and

crashed into a concrete utility

pole.
According to police, Ms
Morhiill, a long-time resident

SEE page eight

Two held over
alleged bid to
rages $16.4m
worth of cocaine

§ By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

TWO men are being held
without bond in a St Lucie
County jail after allegedly try-
ing to smuggle over $16.4 mil-
lion worth of cocaine from
Grand Bahama to Florida
over the weekend.

According to international
reports, 22-year-old Michael
Seymour of Grand Bahama
and 41-year-old Quincy
Nathaniel Garvey were
stopped in a 42-foot sports
fishing vessel named “Gyp-
sy”. Found on the boat were
five suitcases containing 361.5
pounds of powdered cocaine.

The boat, driven by Sey-

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work ona
new roadway _

' CLAIMING that officials
in his department dropped the
ball in carrying out his direc-
tives, Minister of Works
Bradley Roberts has halted
construction on a new road-
way being built through
Dothum Creek, South
Andros.

On Friday, Mr Roberts told
The Tribune that the job was
contracted under the former
director of works, and there-
fore he was not aware of work
being done until he saw pho- .
tographs of the construction.

Upon seeing the pictures,
and learning of the impact
that the construction would

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Minister halts Oil spill set

to disrupt

_ West Bay St

m By MARK HUMES

MOTORISTS face traffic
congestion on West Bay
Street this week as work goes
on to mop up an oil spill.

Parliamentary secretary at
the Ministry of Environmen-’
tal Health, Ron Pinder, said ©
last night that drivers can
expect another week-and-a-
half of disruptions.

On Friday, around 6.30pm,
a trailer-rig carrying 6,000 gal- -
lons of lubrication oil was « -
heading west at Goodman’s ©
Bay roundabout when it
flipped over, rupturing the
container and spilling some
3,000 gallons of oil into the
grassy area alongside the

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One resident, Denis
Knowles, who lives not more
than 20 feet from the western
wall of Sun Manufacturing, said
with a little more “common-
sense” the fire could have been
limited to a smaller section of

a hole in the roof and stopped
the fire from spreading. It
should never have been
allowed to spread that far.
“But how can anything be
under control if they allow.the
shopping centre to burn down?
They will all be given medals
tomorrow instead of being chas-

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“This was a total debacle.
They had the big machines
there, and the water, but they
didn’t know what to do. There
didn’t seem to be any common-
sense. ;

“The really upsetting part was
watching the fire work its way
up through the entire building.
It seems like they didn’t realise
they had to get ahead of the
blaze to cut it off,” he said.

Around 9pm The Tribune
saw firefighters attempting to
disrupt the advance of the fire
to the southern section of Super
Value.

However, encountering “live
wires”, Mr Evans stated that
they had to seek assistance from
BEC to cut the power in the
entire area.

Assistance was also sought
from Water and Sewerage, as
water pressure in the area was
“insufficient” as crews tried to
contain the blaze.

Mr Evans added: “Officers
were also challenged because
there were a number of

_ propane tanks at the western
causeway, so there were addi-
tional risks they had to consid-
er. :

“Also, there were signs of
building collapse so officers
inside had to retreat, and fight
the fire from the-exterior.

“No human being could have
worked in those conditions. The
visible flames were controlled.
The beams that connect to
Fashion Hall were heated from
the interior because of the super
heated temperatures. So, as
such, the heat passed on and
caused the fire to spread in oth-
er sections of the building,” he
said.

Mr Evans reported that offi-
cers were at the scene through-
out Sunday up until press time
last night tackling small “smoke
pockets”.

lers-.com the plaza.

“The fire was never under
control. It was a total lack of
control. That big machine
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Nurses in
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end their
sickout

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Kingston

NURSES across Jamaica
have ended a two-day strike
that crippled the island’s hos-
pital system following a meeting
with government leaders, offi-
cials say, according to Associ-
ated Press.

Labour leaders with the
Nurses Association of Jamaica
and the government ended the
strike late Friday with a pledge

to return to the bargaining ©

table. Nurses resumed their reg-
ular work schedules early Sat-
urday, said Edith Allwood-
Anderson, president of the
union.

But she said the Caribbea
nation’s nurses may stage
another protest if government
officials do not negotiate an
“acceptable” wage increase.

Registered nurses called in
‘sick Thursday throughout the
island nation in a protest to
demand higher salaries, forcing
at least three hospitals to pare
services.

Some hospitals, including
University Hospital of the West
Indies in Kingston, the capital,
were forced to cancel elective
surgeries and offer only emer-
gency care. ;

Victoria Jubilee Hospital, also
in Kingston, and Mandeville
Regional Hospital in rural Man-
chester also said they had to
reduce services because of the
sickout.

It was the second time in two
weeks that nurses had staged a
sickout. The previous protest
lasted for three days until
.Finance Minister Omar Davies
met with them.

Dominican
Republic |
seeks ties

with Saudis

â„¢ DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Santo Domingo

THE Dominican Republic is
seeking to establish diplomatic
ties with Saudi Arabia to help
end its chronic fuel shortages
and soaring energy prices, the
foreign ministry said Sunday,
according to Associated Press.

Foreign Minister Carlos
Morales Troncoso met Sunday
in Washington with Turki al-
Faisal, the kingdom’s ambas-
sador to. the United States, to
discuss their relations, the min-
istry said. :

“We have had a fruitful con-
versation in which we discussed
the possibilities of investment in

the areas of petroleum and its.
derivatives, natural gas and con- .

nected industries,” Morales said.

Officials are trying to reduce
the country’s daily crude con-
sumption, now at an estimated
165,000 barrels last year. Gaso-
line costs about US$4.50 a gal-
lon in the Caribbean nation,

where prices rose by more than .

25 per cent in 2005. .

Saudi Arabia holds over 260
billion barrels of proven oil
reserves, one quarter of the
world’s total. Earlier this year,
its estimated daily output was
about 9.5 million barrels, or 11
percent of global consumption.

US actor to
help rally

Puerto Rico
‘hotel staff.

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

US actor Danny Glover on
Sunday helped launch a cam-
paign to rally Puerto Rico’s
hotel workers to join the local
branch of a large U.S. labor
union in a bid to gain better pay
and benefits, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Glover, whose movie credits
include The Color Purple and
the Lethal Weapon series,
joined leaders of the Gastro-
nomical Union, which repre-
sents about 2,100 employees at
nine hotels in the U.S. territory,
to call for the island’s hospital-
ity workers to unite under a sin-
gle banner.

__ The actor, who has long been.
involved in political activism,
has traveled to San Francisco,
Boston, and Toronto with labor
leaders of UNITE HERE — of
which the Gastronomical Union
is a member.

mw By PAUL TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE were called in
when a land dispute flared up
over the weekend.

Trouble began when a bull-
dozer tried to clear a road
through property off Sanford
Drive, Nassau, on Friday.

A row broke out when the
driver refused to stop work,
saying he was following instruc-
tions.

A security firm was then
hired to prevent him entering
the plot, which he said was
going to be the site of a new
sub-division.

According to Debora Tom-
linson, the 30 acres of land in
question, which lies east of the
US Ambassador’s residence on
the south side of the main road,
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A SECURITY officer stands by the piece of disputed land

Tomlinson.

However, she said a “Mr
Morris” had also laid claim to
the property, stating that he
had inherited it.

Reportedly, Mr Morris is
seeking to develop the prop-
erty for a sub-division and had

contracted A and D Construc-
tion, who had already pushed a
road through the land.
Speaking to The Tribune yes-
terday, Mrs Tomlinson, one of
the trustees of the property, said
the family would be getting an
injunction “first thing in the

$665k to improve civil aviation

@ By MARK HUMES -

MINISTER of Transport
Glenys Hanna-Martin has
signed a $665,000 contract with
the International Develop-
ment Bank directed toward
the creation of a more orderly,
safe and modern civil aviation
sector.

In an effort to bolster safety
‘and security at Bahamas air-
ports, the minister said it had
been the government’s
declared objective to ensure
that security measures were in
place that would reflect the
best practices in civil aviation.

“As a consequence of this
commitment,” said Mrs Han-
na-Martin, “over the past few
years, millions of dollars have
been spent in the acquisition
of screening equipment and in
the engagement and training
of security personnel to man
our airports throughout the
country.”

Now, with the newly-
acquired grant from the IDB,

the Ministry of Transport, in
conjunction with the Interna-
tional Air Transport Associa-
tion (IATA), will develop an
airport security certification
programme for the civil avia-
tion department and its law
enforcement partners.

Under this component, the
minister pointed out, there will
also be a review and update
of the National Civil Aviation
Security Programme, airport
emergency plans, and other
documents vital to the mod-
ernisation of the civil aviation
sector.

At yesterday’s press confer-
ence, Mrs Hanna-Martin said
the IATA will train Bahami-
ans in various security mea-
sures, while designing, devel-
oping, and formalising strate-
gies for the operational sus-
tainability of present and
future security systems.

Additionally, she said, the
funds will allow for the imple-
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the urgent needs in civil avia-
tion for the creation, expan-
sion, and implementation of
an identification records data-
base which could be accessed
by authorised persons
throughout the country.

As part of the new initia-

‘tive, civil aviation personnel

and other law enforcement
officers will also undergo addi-
tional training by the Interna-
tional Security Defence Sys-
tems (ISDS).

.This training will cover avi-
ation security, passenger pro-
filing, counter-terrorism iden-
tification, the detection of
bombs and other incendiary
devices, mail and cargo secu-
rity, incident and hostage
negotiations, and the develop-
ment, implementation, and
monitoring of the airport secu-
rity programme. ;

The minister pointed out
that this new undertaking will
ensure that some 750 Bahami-
ans will be trained over the
life of the training cycle.

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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 3

Land dis pute row flares up

morning” to stop any further
bulldozing from taking place.

“The property belongs to the
estate of Elodie Tomlinson.
That’s who actually owns the
property - her estate. He (Mr
Morris) seems to think that he
inherited it. But this has to be
‘settled in the courts, and we
will do this in the right way,”
she said.

Mrs Tomlinson said her
father-in-law had bought the
property in the 1960s and that

it was “highly unlikely” that he °

would not have been thorough
in ensuring correct ownership
of the land.

She said that, in her discus-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

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

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

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Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Proper solution needed to immigration

TODAY WE LIVE in an age in which if
something is not “user friendly” it is discard-
ed.

On Thursday The Tribune published com-

plaints by farmers that government interfer-
ence was crippling the growth of their industry.
Their main complaint was against the Immi-

gration Department, which was not allowing ©

them the necessary permits for their labourers.

It is true that this country has been overrun
with illegal immigrants, mainly Haitians. It is
also true that the Immigration Department,
assisted by the Defence Force, has a major
problem in its struggle to defend our porous
borders against the entry. of these unfortu-
nate boat people.

Bahamians, who feel outnumbered in their
small communities by illegal immigrants who
don’t speak their language and because of
their extreme poverty degrade the area} have
cried out to government for relief. They com-
plain that illegal Haitians flood the schools,
strain the health services and, in general, put
too heavy a burden on this country’s resources.

As a result, and especially because it is an
election year, Immigration has to be seen to be
busy with its roundups and its deportations. Its
solution is ‘a knee-jerk reaction to public pres-
sure from the inner communities. Instead of a
well thought out policy that would benefit the
whole country, Immigration is busily rounding
up. legal and illegal persons, throwing them
in the Carmichael Detention Centre, and dis
rupting many lives.

An undisputed fact today is that Haitian

_labour is needed. It is essential to all those
areas of business where the late Sir Lynden
Pindling told Bahamians they would no longer
have to work — no more hewing of wood or
drawing of water, he said. In other words
menial labour was taboo for self-respecting
Bahamians. But as hewers of wood and draw-
ers of water areas important to a well-run
nation as are its technical and professional
citizens, someone had to:be found to do the
menial labour. The Bahamian looked around
and saw the willing Haitian. .

Really it’s government’s fault that the Hait-
ian has been allowed to become a burden on
the country.

Said one operator of a large and successful
farming enterprise: “We can’t.increase the
size of our farm — we have the land, we have
the money, we have the demand and we have
the facilities, but the problem is we can’t get
the labour.”

Immigration office staff should be working

round-the-clock to process legitimate work,

permits, while the men and-women in the field
prevent new aliens entering the country. But
no business should be crippled for want of
staff. In the end it is the country that suffers.

It is also government’s fault that Haitians
are huddled together like so many animals in
the most unhygienic conditions. If these fam-
ilies, who are necessary to the work needs of



the country, could work legally, they would
pay national insurance, be able to open a bank
account, and instead of paying usurious rents
to hard-fisted landlords, they could pay a mort-
gage on a small home, which they would even-
tually own. If these persons were given status
in the country with a right to work, instead of

living from hand-to-mouth, or on charity, they

could educate themselves and make a worth-
while contribution to society. In other words,
they could raise their standard of living and be
a burden to no one.

Today they are a nuisance because of gov-
ernment’s inability to make a decision on their
status. Not only are these people at the mercy
of an uncaring society, but the employer who
needs their labour is hobbled in his forward
motion. In the end everybody suffers, espe-
cially the country’s economy.

And so it’s not the number of Haitians that
government deports that is going to win them
the election, but how sensibly they solve the
Haitian problem without damaging the coun-
try’s future.

_Former prime minister Hubert Ingraham
chastised Labour and Immigration Minister
Shane Gibson recently for his “foolish state-
ment” that the FNM government and its weak
immigration policy is the cause of today’s ille-
gal immigration problem.

In fact it is a “foolish statement”, but prob-
ably one based on ignorance of the past.

Today’s immigration problem — as are
many of this country’s current ills — is the
legacy of the first PLP government — the
government of Sir Lynden Pindling.

We would advise Mr Gibson to have a cup
of tea with Governor General Arthur Hanna,
who was Sir Lynden’s deputy and immigration
minister for a long time in that administra-
tion. Mr Hanna should have some memory
of those days, We would be surprised if he

was not aware of what was going on in his *

ministry.

“If you were in the circle you could get
plenty of work permits for farm labour,” we
have been told by someone very close to the
situation in those days. “One person could
get as many as 20 permits.(even though he
had no farm) if he were in the right circle.”
There were “plenty in the circle.”

PLP supporters — “those in the circle” — ~

received work permits for “farm labour”. And
they reaped a thriving income from “farm-
ing” out the labour.

This, Mr Gibson, is where your problem
started. It was of PLP creation between 1967
and 1992, which left us with “the man,” a cor-
rupted immigration department, and an illegal
underground network. This government has a
big fight on its hands to clean it up.

eee
CORRECTION: In this column on Thurs-
day we said that Queen Victoria’s birthday, a
public holiday, was on May 23. This is incor-
rect. It was on May 24.











Constant Working
Pressure Hoses

Perspective

Ofl

Lebanon —

difficulties

EDITOR, The Triune.

Please permit me to comment
on Dick Coulson’s recent “Best
Intentions” article in which he
concentrates on the Balfour Dec-
laration to explain a Jewish pres-
ence in Palestine resulting in
Israel’s difficulties with its Arabs
neighbours.

_ Mr. Coulson gave a highly
individualistic interpretation of
the history of the Jewish return to
the Holy Land and he centred it
on the Balfour Declaration. As I
discern it his points were two-
fold. First that the Jewish immi-
gration into Palestine was princi-
pally a result of British and
American official encouragement
in the form of the Balfour Decla-
ration. Secondly because of
British and American sponsor-

ship, well intentioned though it,

may have been, the Arabs in the

. Middle East will never accept

Israel. But possibly had there not
been that western support he
thought it possible that the Jewish
presence in Palestine and a Jew-
a state would have been accept-
ed.

I must take issue with Mr.
Coulson in various aspects of his
article. Jewish “Aliyah”-or the
Jewish return to the land of Israel
long predated the Balfour Decla-
ration. It took place during the
prior Turkish administration

' starting in the nineteenth century.

Indeed after the British adminis-
tered Palestine under the League
of Nations Mandate the British
administration did not honour the
Balfour Declaration largely
because of Arab opposition.

A Jewish presence in the Holy
Land had always existed before as
well as after the advent of the
nomadic Arabs and Islam to the
area, which became known as
“Palestine” referring to the earli-
er Philistine inhabitants. After
the' destruction associated ‘with

‘| the Roman conquest ‘the area had

reverted from being the biblical
land “flowing with milk and hon-
ey” to being largely desert land
with a miniscule population. The
area was never a separate country
but became absorbed into the
Ottoman Empire and it remained
under Turkish rule until the
British defeated the Turks and
General Allenby entered
Jerusalem in December 1917.
The Jewish population had
increased from the late 1800’s as a
result. of modern Zionist move-

-ments inspired by the German

journalist Theodore Hertzl to
which. Mr. Coulson makes scant

‘reference. Most East European

Jews escaping the pogroms. in
Tsarist Russia emigrated to the
United States but a solid number
of Zionist minded youths emi-
grated in waves to Palestine.
Accordingly by the time of the
Balfour Declaration in 1917 there
was a sizeable Jewish population






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urban and rural across the coun-
try and many were able to boast
of. being second and third gener-
ation settlers.

They settled in what was for
them “Eretz Yisroel”, the “land
of Israel", not with the permis-
sion of the British Government
which did not control the country
till 1918, but with the permission
of the Islamic Turkish Govern-
ment and under the prevailing
Turkish law they were permitted
to buy land and settle. Mostly
they were engaged in communal
farming. When these young Jews
showed that by hard work the
land could again be made fertile
and productive there was a com-
mensurate increase in population
with Arab immigration.

Although the British Govern-
ment had no involvement,
wealthy British Jews, like the
Montefiores and the Rothschilds,

‘horrified at the suffering of their

co-religionists as a result of
pogroms in Russian gave philan-
thropic support. during the nine-
teenth century to enable the set-
tlers to survive and land to be
purchased for farms and for
forests to be planted. Swampland
was reclaimed in the North.

The origin of the Balfour Dec-
laration was to give moral sup-
port for Palestine becoming a
Jewish homeland to which per-
sons escaping from the anti-Semi-
tism particularly in Russia might
go, and the Declaration as a letter
written by Authur Balfour for the
Government was published
before Turkey had even been
defeated in Palestine and Syria
by military arms. It was only at
the end of 1917 that General
Allenby wrested Palestine from
Turkish control. « : ‘

However, the Balfour Decla-
ration significantly reflected an
unspoken desire by British polit-
ical leaders whose religious sen-
timents made it appropriate that
they should assist the Jewish peo-
ple to return to populate the land
of the Bible. ;

That desire to assist in the
return of the Jewish people to
their historic lands was reflected
in the support that the settlers
received from military men like
Brigadier General Orde Wingate
(later of Chindit fame) as well as
romantic political visionaries like
Winston Churchill not known for
his religious fervour.

Those sentiments it must be
conceded have enabled the Arabs
to claim that in Israel the West
is involved.in a new Crusade. On
the other hand it must also be
conceded that since Israel recov-
ered the Old City of Jerusalem
from Jordan in 1967 it has for the



PROTECTION

first time in well over a thousand
years secured the complete free-
dom of access of all three. reli-
gions to their holy sites.

It is legendary that when the
British Government wanted to
honour Dr. Chaim Weizman a
founding scientist in the realm of

. bio-chemistry whose work in the -

University of Manchester during
World War I led to a method of
producing acetone which was
needed for the production ‘of
artillery shells, Dr. Weizman, an
ardent. Zionist, is credited with
securing a promise from the.
British Government to build a
"Jewish National Home" in
Palestine, in effect reflecting the
Balfour Declaration.

However any student of histo-
ry will regard: as fanciful Mr.
Coulson’s suggestion that the Bal-
four Declaration was a reward to
Dr Weizman for using his friend-
ship with Justice Louis Bandeis
to influence President Woodrow ‘
Wilson to bring an isolationist
United States into the war in
1917. 5

What happened was that after
Lord Rothschild, on behalf of the
British Zionists, had agreed the
wording of the Balfour Declara-
tion the British Government
remained reluctant to release the
document unless President
Woodrow Wilson approved it. He
at first refused because he
thought it would antagonize the
Turkish Government with whom
the United States was not at war.

Supreme Court Justice Louis,
Brandeis, who was an ardent -.~
Zionist as well as a close friend of

’ President Wilson who had:nomi-

nated Brandeis to the Supreme
Court the previous year, helped
persuade the President to change
his mind and endorse the Decla-
ration, thus enabling the: British
government to put it forward with
American support. It was in no
way a factor that influenced the

. President.that the,United States...

had to‘become a belligerent in.
World War I. ae
Whatever the intentions at the
time when the Balfour declara-
tion was published in 1917, in
reality after Britain began to gov-
ern Palestine under the League
of Nations Mandate in 1918, Arab
rioting at the continuing Jewish
immigration forced Britain to
severely curtail Jewish immi,t.-
tion. x (
Nevertheless at all times un!
the State of Israel was establishee

_ with the sanction of the United

Nations in May 1948 the Jewish
immigration had carried the
approval of the prior Turkish
administration and subsequently
it was the official policy of the
British government no matter
that it was limited in practice.
But the Jewish presence in
Palestine was sufficient that from

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THE TRIBUNE






LOCAL NEWS

PM among hundreds at funera
of Grand Bahama businessman —

m By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter



Caricom
welcomes
release of
Haiti’s former
leader



B GEORGETOWN,

Guyana FREEPORT - Hundreds paid their final respects to Grand
Bahama businessman Preston Stuart Jr, 64, who was laid to rest
on Saturday.

Prime Minister Perry Christie and several government offi-
cials were among mourners attending the funeral service held
at St John's Jubilee Cathedral. Officiating was the Rev Dr
Emmette Weir. i :

Mr Stuart was found dead on July 19 in his vehicle, which was
discovered in a canal at Queen's Cove. i

The businessman was initially reported missing to police by
a close relative on July 16. Police conducted an islandwide
search for Mr Stuart, who was last seen driving his burgundy





THE Caribbean Com-
munity regional group has
welcomed former Haitian
prime minister Yvon Nep-
tune’s release from jail
but criticized the “arbi-
trary” detentions of other
prisoners in the troubled
country, the group said in
a statement, according to



Associated Press.
Neptune was released
from a. Haitian jail Thurs-
day, more than two years
after he was arrested on
charges of orchestrating

the killing of opponents
of ousted President Jean-
Bertrand Aristide at the
start of a rebellion that
engulfed the country.

But Neptune’s release
“should not obscure the
fact that a large number
of persons supportive of
former President Aristide
arrested arbitrarily for
what appeared to be
political reasons under
the interim administration
have also been denied jus-
tice,” the 15-member
group, known as Caricom,
said. It did not disclose
further details.

Still, the group praised
Haiti’s new President
Rene Preval, who took
power in May, for efforts
in strengthening the
nation’s judicial system.

Neptune’s release came
a day after the regional
alliance announced plans
to give Haiti US$17 mil-
lion (euro13 million) as
part of an international
effort to aid the impover-
ished nation of some 8
million people.























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Cadillac DeVille on July 15.

The vehicle was spotted by a aircraft search team and pulled

from the water by a crane.

Mr Stuart's death left many persons in shock, including his

family and close business associates.

Many persons attended a wake held at Club Legend on Fri-

day.

Mr Stuart owned the Freeport Taxi Company, First Atlantic

Realty and Club Legend on Queen's Highway.

Police have not yet released the results of an

autopsy.








@ PRIME Minister Perry
Christie, Minister of Works
and Utilities Bradley
Roberts and Minister of
Tourism Obie Wilchcombe
at the funeral on Saturday.

Murder accused —
‘signed confession’

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter

FREEPORT - Murder
accused Frederick Francis signed
a written police statement con-
fessing to killing two Austrian
tourists last year while they were
on vacation in Bimini.

Police Sergeant Darrell Rolle,
the officer in charge of the inves-
tigation into the murders, told
the Supreme Court on Friday
that Francis willingly gave a
statement to police on July 26,

: - 2005, at Alice Town Police Sta-

tion in Bimini following his
arrest on July, 25.

Francis, 23, of Porgy Bay,
Bimini, is accused of the mur-
ders of Bernhard Bolzano, 34,
and Barbara Frelln von Perfall,
32, of Austria.

It is also alleged that he
robbed the couple and raped Ms
von Perfall before shooting both
to death in their hotel room at
the Bimini Blue Water Resort
on July 23, 2005.

The double murder trial’

opened on Thursday before Jus-
tice Stephen Isaacs. A jury of six
men and women are hearing evi-
dence in the case. _

Sandra Dee Gardiner, of the
Attorney General’s Office, is
appearing on behalf of the
Crown. Lawyer Carlson Shur-
land is representing Francis.

Set Rolle told the court that
around 4.30pm on July 26, while

‘at the Alice Town Police Sta-

tion, he took a written statement
from Francis.

Mr Shurland, who had object-
ed to the statement being
entered as evidence, was unable
to give grounds for his objec-
tion, later overruled by Justice
Stephen Isaacs.

According to the statement,
read by Sgt Rolle in court, Fran-
cis left home around 2am on Sat-
urday, July 23, and retrieved a
shotgun from the backyard.

He went to the Bimini Blue

Water Resort, where he saw the
sliding glass door open. Francis
jumped over the fence. He then
saw a woman lying on the bed.
He said the couple were naked
in the room.

When Francis pulled the
blinds across, the woman awoke
and was about to scream so he
pointed the shotgun at her and
told her not to scream. The man
awoke shortly afterwards.

He asked the couple for mon-
ey, but they told him they had

none. He then asked them if -

they wanted to die.

According to the statement,
the couple took out $40 US and
gave, it.to Francis. The woman
told him that she had Euro dol-
lars, but Francis said he did not
want them.

Francis then asked the man,
whom he referred to as the
woman’s husband, if he had a
condom. After he was given a
condom, he told police that the
woman started to scream so he
gun-butted her in the head.

He then told police that he
tied the man and put a pillow to
his back and shot him. After rap-
ing the woman, he also shot her
through a pillow.

Before leaving the room,

Francis took a pouch and cam- -

era and went back home. He
told police that he buried the
shotgun on the beach and put
the pouch under the floor of his
house.

Sgt Rolle said the statement
was signed by Francis. He and
another officer also signed it.

He said Francis had also
directed police to Room Six at
Bimini Blue Water Resort,
where the incident had taken
place.

Sgt Rolle said on July 26, he
charged Francis with the
offences before the court.

Under cross-examination by
Mrz Shurland, Sgt Rolle told the
court that police had not
obtained any eyewitness state-



ments. The officer also said that
they dusted the hotel room for
fingerprints, but found none. He
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- No tears for stalled WTO talks.

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@ By Sir Ronald Sanders

(The writer is a business exec-
utive and former Caribbean
Ambassador to the World Trade
Organisation who publishes
widely, on Small States in the
global community).

O TEARS should be

shed by small devel-
oping countries over the col-
lapse on Monday, July 24 of
trade negotiations at the World
Trade Organisation (WTO).
There was very little in it for
them.

Although trumpeted as a
“development” round since
November 2001 when the nego-
tiations began, the talks have
been nothing more than a tussle
between the United States (US)
and the European Union (EU)
to get an advantage over each
other for agricultural exports to
the world market.

In the ministerial meetings

that followed in Cancun in 2003
and Hong Kong in 2005, the
negotiations failed to move
because the US and the EU
shadow-boxed with each other
over who would make the least
reduction in subsidies to their
farming communities.

And, while they were doing
so, farming communities in des-
perate countries, such as those in
sub-Saharan Africa, languished
in ever increasing poverty
unable to compete in the global
market place even though their
labour is dirt cheap.

The farming lobbies in the
EU, particularly France, and
the US are powerful groups and
elected representatives cross
them at the risk of being voted
out of office.

In the US, upcoming mid-
term elections in farming states
would undoubtedly have influ-
enced the stance of US repre-
sentatives at the WTO
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93 per cent of the subsidies that
go to 40 per cent of big and
powerful US farmers.

Britain’s Prime Minister Tony
Blair has pointed out the unfair-
ness of a similar situation in the
EU in which a handful of
wealthy but powerful farmers
benefit from subsidies, but
France’s President Jacques
Chirac remains a strong sup-
porter of help to French farm-
ers,

So, both the US and the EU
proclaim that they want to see a
reduction in subsidies to farm-
ers, but each demand deeper
cuts from the other in order to
make the exports of its own
farmers more competitive in the
global market place.

All that happened in Geneva
on July 24 was a re-enactment
of the jockeying for position
between the US and the EU.

In announcing, finally, that
the five years of talks had
ground to a jarring halt, Pascal
Lamy, the Director-General of
the WTO, declared: “There are
no winners and losers in this
assembly. Today, there are only
losers”. But, there would have

‘been many losers had these

talks succeeded.

or the talks success
would have depended

on a deal between the US and
the EU not only to agree parity
on their cuts in subsidies, but
also on agreement to demand
radical reductions in tariffs on
agricultural imports by devel-
oping countries.
~ The result would have been
the annihilation of farmers in
many small countries, such as
those in the Caribbean: and
Pacific, who would have been
unable to compete with imports
from the US and the EU.

Rural communities in Africa
would also have been devastat-
ed since, because they cannot
compete globally with heavily
subsidised EU and US agricul-
tural exports, they rely heavily
on sales in their domestic mar-
ket, and they would have been
severely undercut by US and
EU products on which tariffs
were reduced.

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EU and the US to agree over
agricultural subsidies was the
straw that broke the camel’s
back in these talks, if' was by no
means the only failure.

Pascal Lamy pointed out that
the discussions in Geneva
between the representatives of
six WTO member states — the
so-called:G6 — “did not even
move on to the third leg of the
triangle — market access in
non-agricultural goods”. The
G6 are: US, EU, India, Aus-
tralia, Brazil and Japan.

On market access for non-
agricultural goods, industrialised
nations want developing coun-
tries to cut their tariffs by 60 to
70 per cent while offering to cut
theirs by only 20 to 30 per
cent. Their argument being that
tariffs by developing countries



These trade
negotiations
have offered
little to .
developing
countries —
particularly
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away the same ladder for busi-

nesses in developing countries

in their own markets.
It is just as well for develop-
ing countries that the.G6 rep-

‘resentatives did not get past the

obstacle of agricultural subsi-
dies to contend with the chal-
lenge of market access for non-
agricultural goods. For, even if
by some miracle, Brazil, India
and China had agreed to slash
tariffs to the extent required by
industrialised nations, it is most
unlikely that other nations in
Asia, Africa and Latin America
would have acquiesced.

he reality is that, thus
far, these trade negoti-
ations have offered little to
developing countries — partic-
ularly small ones such as those

in the Caribbean, the Pacific

and Africa.
Indeed, if the trends that are

- painfully evident in these talks

continue, the losses in tariff
income for many developing
countries will not only be huge;
there will be little room in
which to replace them except
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Pascal Lamy said that “the

‘failure of this Round would be a

blow to the development
prospects of the more vulnera-
ble Members for whom inte-
gration in international trade
represents the best hope for
growth and poverty allevia-
tion”. He would have been right
if these talks were indeed a
“development round” with real
and concrete measures for
development permeating the. .

discussions. ee

But, the talks have been any- ©
thing but development oriented.

Principally, they have been
about rivalry between the farm-
ing lobbies in the EU and the
US for agricultural dominance
of the world market.

To a lesser extent, they have
also been about the competitive
relationship between the EU
and the US on the one hand and
the increasingly large developing ©
economies of China, India and
Brazil on the other.

Neither of those two. items
addresses the very different
concerns of poor countries and
small states.

. It is now to be hoped that, in
trying to reinvigorate these
talks, the US and the EU espe-
cially will acknowledge that
“free” trade is not necessarily
“fair” trade when the trading
relationship is between hugely

‘unequal nations, and will there-

fore put in place real measures
for the development of poor
and vulnerable countries.
They should start by reaf-
firming their commitment, giv-
en to poor countries in Hong
Kong last November, to pro-
vide thent with duty-free, quota
free access. And, they should
volunteer to accord to small
states longer periods of duty-
free access to markets of devel-
oped countries, and permit

‘them to maintain tariffs on a

non-reciprocal basis.

The idea that the full liberal-°
isation of trade in all its aspects.
will benefit poor and small
states should be challenged.
With the WTO grappling to
find a way forward, now would
be the right time to make the
challenge.

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A look at Nassau
in future times

REALTORS have been giv-
en a glimpse at what Nassau
could look like in the future.

They have seen improve-
ments proposed for the city
when the commercial docks
area is moved to the southern
side of the island.

A large turnout of Bahamas
Real Estate Association
(BREA) members heard plans
for Bay Street redevelopment
from Frank Comito, executive
vice-president of the Bahamas
Hotel Association, at the
BREA mid-year lunch, held at
Nassau Yacht Club.

Mr Comito gave a video pre- .

sentation detailing progressive
steps taken to date and future
plans for the redevelopment of
the major portion of Bay Strect,
from Arawak Cay to Monta;
ramp.

He said: "The major focus
of the plan (and the mes:
expensive) calls for the reloca-
tion of all the current commer-
cial/container shipment termi-
nals and docks to a new site in
south-west New Providence,
close to the old Clifton Pier
site."

The cruise ship port and har-
bour would remain downtown,
enhanced by the current:com-
mercial docks and warehouses
being converted into waterfront
attractions and accommodation
catering to both tourists and res-
idents, he reported.

During the presentation, Mr
Comito referred to similar rede-
velopments throughout North
America and the region, which
have been created and managed
by Business Improvement Dis-
tricts (BID) involving govern-
ments, business owners and
unions.

Prime Minister Perry
Christie has recently created
The Nassau Economic Devel-
opment Commission to oversee
the Bay Street Development
project.

During the question-and-
answer period, it was noted that
the new port could cost more
than $200 million.

Citing other regional historic
developments, Mr Comito not-
ed that "Historic Charleston"
was begun in the 1940s and
became viable in 1960; "Old
San Juan" redevelopment
began in the 1960s and was
completed in the 1980s; "His-
toric Savannah, Georgia, ‘

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speaker Frank Comito

began in mid-1950 and became
viable in late 1960.

In response to a question
regarding more immediate
improvements, Mr Comito said:
"We have made considerable
improvements during the past

few years, including a cleaner
Bay Street, the provision of
more public toilets, the refur-
bishment of six of the ‘dirty
dozen’ almost derelict buildings,
new lamp standards, benches,
planters and potted shrubs, so
we are not standing still," he
said.

Prior to the guest speaker’s
presentation, Mr Larry Roberts,
CEO of Bahamas Realty, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Real
Estate Association (BREA),
asked BREA members to stand
in a moment of silence to
acknowledge and honour the
passing of former members, pio-
neer land developer, Mr Allan J
Winner and Grand Bahama
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MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 7

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road.

According to Mr Pinder,
officials from the Ministry of
Environmental Health,
Bahamas Electricity Corpo-
ration, Texaco, and the Min-
istry of Works arrived at the
scene shortly afterwards to
assess the damage caused,
and determined that the
entire area of the spill had
to be excavated.

“We have tried to recover
as much of the lubrication oil
as possible from the envi-
ronment,” Mr Pinder said.
“But the general environ-
ment will have to be exca-
vated, particularly where the
lubrication oil is at this
point.”

In conjunction with Bay
Chem, Mr Pinder said they
were able to remove remain-
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into the water table and put
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efforts, he said a section of
the highway will also have to
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six accidents that occurred
on Saturday night, even
though there were markings,

barricades, and safety fea-

tures indicating that there
was single-line traffic,” said
Mr Pinder.

He said that even though
there are markings, barri-.
cades, and safety features
around, people must remem-
ber the road may be slippery
and, in turn, reduce speed.

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have on the marine life in and
around Andros, the minister
said he ordered work to cease.
“] ordered that the fill that they
had put in to create the road be
removed, and be removed in the
most environmentally friendly
way,” said the minister. “So they
have discontinued the work.”
However, before the minister
ordered the project shut down

last week, residents and environ- .

mentalists in South Andros tried
unsuccessfully to convince Min-
istry of Works’ engineers at the
site to terminate the project.

“When you are-doing any kind
of development, you have a fun-
damental responsibility to co-
ordinate and communicate that
with the people for you to under-
stand what their issues are
regarding the development,” said
environmentalist and Andros res-
ident, Margo Blackwell.

“Tn central and North Andros,
86 per cent of our creeks have
been compromised and degraded
in some sort of way,” she added.

“When they put the road
across to join up Stafford’s Creek
to North Andros, they com-
pletely killed one side of the
creek, and the index of biotic
inventory on the other side is
badly damaged.” :

. After being “chased off the
job” by Ministry of Works engi-
neers, Ms Blackwell said she con-

tacted Mr Roberts, who apolo- -

gised for his officials, saying: “It
was unjustified.”

She said that, despite an initial
promise by Mr Roberts to have
the job halted, when she went

. back, ministry officials “were

working away digging up the
creek, and putting in culverts.”
Mr Roberts, she said, was once
again contacted and another
directive was sent to to have the
work stopped.

“What concerns me,’ > said Ms
Blackwell, “is that this project is

a Ministry of Works project com-

ing out of Tourism.”

In talking with The Tribune,
Mr Roberts said that the road
request was made during the time
when Vincent Vanderpool-Wal-
lace was director of tourism, and
that it came in response to visi-
tors, specialised in fly-fishing, who
found that it took a long time to
get to the other side of the creek
by boat.

“Putting a road across the
creek would cut down on the
journey by hours,” Mr Roberts

_ said he was told.

But Whitney Bastian, inde-
pendent MP for South Andros,
disagrees, saying the former
director of tourism may be get-
ting the blame.

“He may have gotten the
blame, but the request, I think,
came from Norbett Rahming,”
said Mr Bastian.

On Saturday, in a newspaper
interview, Mr Rahming is report-
ed to have admitted lobbying for
the road to be built.

Mr Rahming is quoted as say- .

ing: “I think the road would be a

blessing to the people because I

rode as far as I could go on the
new road, and to me it’s the most
beautiful place that I have seen.”

In the article, he says that if
the prime minister could “per-
suade an investor to go and set up
an anchor project there, it will
turn the whole South Andros
economy around.”

However, many who have seen
the damage that construction has
already produced said the road
will kill off the very product that
Mr Rahming claims it will pro-
mote.

“From the science and evi-
dence from other creeks in the
area that have been affected, we
know what is going to happen,”
said Ms Blackwell.

“The back side of the creek is
going to fill in with silt and man-
grove, and it will die. The bone-
fish which spawn out there’ will
not go under the bridge or
through the culverts anymore, so
you will kill off an entire habi-
tat.” :



in car crash
FROM page one

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Woman dies .

north along Sergeant Major °

Road and, on reaching the
intersection with East Sun-
rise Highway, drove past the
stop sign, and collided with
an Astro van, licence 29070.

The van, driven by Lloyd
Kemp, 34, of Behring Lane,
was travelling west along
East Sunrise Highway. Both
vehicles were extensively
damaged.

Chief Supt Basil Rahming
said Ms Morhill sustained
multiple injuries and was
pronounced dead at the
scene.

Mr Kemp, he said, was
shaken up, but was able to
walk away without BeeIS
tance.

Police are urging motorists
to exercise caution and make
sure the way is clear before
entering major thorough-
fares.

Two held
FROM page one

mour, was boarded by US
Coast Guard inspectors
doing a routine search just

‘25 miles off the coast of Fort

Pierce. '

It is reported that the
inspectors became suspicious
after speaking with Seymour

and Garvey, and towed the.

vessel into a Fort Pierce ship-
yard.

It was here, and with the
help of dogs from the K-9
unit, that officers were alert-
ed to the presence of nar-
cotics in the five suitcases on
board.

Reportedly, Seymour and
Garvey told investigators
that they were paid to trans-

port the shipment from '

Grand Bahama to Florida.

According to officers, this
was the largest cocaine
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the last 15 years. The pair
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grams. It is expected that
additional] federal ‘charges
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Artists in concert

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 9







@ SINGER, actor and
performance artist Lutaniel
Russell serenading the
audience during the latest
session of ‘Express Yourself’,
on July 25. The event, held at
‘Me-Ting Place’ in the plaza
next to the British Colonial
Hilton downtown, is an open
inic forum for poets and per-
formance artists to share their
work. The next session will
take place Tuesday, August 1
‘at 8pm.

(Photos: Eric Rose)

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1918 the British administration
attempted to govern the mandat-
ed territories even-handedly
favouring neither the Jews nor
the Arabs. English, Arabic and
Hebrew were the official lan-
guages.

At one point I lived in London
opposite the Jordanian Embassy
and the Ambassador’s chauffeur,
a Palestinian Arab, who took a
liking to my children recounted
his fond memories as a police-
man under the British mandate
when police patrols were com-
prised of three, a British police-
man assisted by an Arab police-
man and a Jewish policeman.

I had the opportunity to see
the close relations that could con-
tinue to exist in the newly created
Israel between Jews and their
Arab neighbours when I visited
an aunt in 1950. She was a trained
nurse who had gone to Palestine
in the 1930’s and was caught there
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insisted I meet and their friend-
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in 1948.

Now more than 55 years and
several wars later the relationship
between Jewish and Arab Israelis
must have been put under greater
strains.

A large part of the Jewish —

immigration since 1918 and par-
ticularly since 1948 had been from
Arab countries by Jews in old
established communities seeking
refuge from persecution by the
Islamic majority. Some are peo-
ples who were almost indistin-

guishable from their Arab neigh-"

bors but whose ancestral Jewish
faith probably antedates the
advent of Islam. In some cases
the tradition is that their Judaism
originated with the return of the
Queen of Sheba from the Court
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been saved at a time when other -

countries were denying them
entry and the Nazis were pre-
pared to let them go provided
they left empty handed.

It is difficult to understand
why Mr. Coulson should at this
time with the fighting going on
in Israel and Lebanon suddenly
concentrate on the Balfour Dec-
laration as having represented a
mistake well intentioned through
it may have been. In a practical
sense the Declaration led to
nothing so that what Mr. Coulson
seems to be implying is that all
support given by the United
States and other Western coun-
tries to Israel is a mistake, though
well intentioned.

Is there any reason to believe -

that warring between Israel and
its Arab neighbours will stop no
matter what the outcome of the
present fighting between Israel
and the Hezbollah in Lebanon?
Mr. Coulson seemingly can see
no hope and suggests that despite
their best intentions Britain and

SHIFT_the future





America were wrong to support
Jewish immigration into Pales-
tine and the establishment of a
Jewish State. Presumably he
implies that support for Israel in
the future is a mistake even if well
intentioned.

I do not believe that the vari-
ous religiously inspired militias
fighting Israel are prepared to see
any agreement that would involve
the continued existence of a Jew-
ish State. Mr. Coulson may agree
on that point. I believe that ulti-
mately the fundamentalist Arabs
have not moved one iota from
1948 when the neighbouring
states all sent armies to destroy
the nascent Jewish State.

However Israel is not fighting
all the Arab countries. It is fight-
ing Hezbullah the agent of Iran
and Syria, although against Inter-
national Law an ineffective
Lebanese Government has per-
mitted Hezbullah to occupy
southern Lebanon to engage in
war with a sovereign country.

The problems faced by Arab
leaders in modern times is not a
subject for this letter but my view
that Israel faces virtual intransi-
gence relies on the fact that nego-
tiations between the Israelis and
Palestinian Arabs always seem
to come to an end just when an
agreement ‘seems in sight. The
Israeli leaders living in a democ-
ratic society could probably deliv-.
er an effective Agreement but
the Arab side it seems cannot.
There are too many factions, too

. Many groups who would go on.

fighting against Israel. Any agree-

* ment would only lead to partial

acceptance and rejection by oth-
ers and ousting of the negotiating
leader.

_ But the problems in the Near
East do not relate solely to Israel.
Since 1945 it seems that an Islam-
ic majority or a minority can only
live in peace with others when
they are subjects of a powerful
king or a forceful undemocratic
tyrant. If they have no Hindu,
Christian. or Jewish neighbours
to fight against then it seems the
Sunnis will kill Shiites and vice
versa. Starting with the indepen-
dence of India it is difficult to see
any country, which has received

‘independence or lost a powerful

leader like Tito where the Islam-
ic population have been prepared
to live at peace with their neigh-
bours of another réligion‘or sect.

If the Israeli issue were to dis-
appear tomorrow. would that
bring the disputes between Pak-
istan and India over Kashmir to
an end, or the civil war in Iraq to
an end, or the civil war in
Lebanon finally to an end?) On
the Internet in English Islamic
youths are today invited to fight
“in the way of Allah” in Kash-
mir, India, Chechniyah,

Afghanistan, The Philistines, and _

“wherever we are being
oppressed.”

So where does Mr. Coulson
go from there. Should Israel not

have its right in International law

to defend itself? Would he have — °

the Israelis submissively role over
and die? They are not going to
do so whatever he may think.
Unless suicide martyrs are con-
trolled it may all end‘in anuclear
bloodbath and possibly third
world war.

-I have tried-in this letter to
show that by the time Britain and

\» America approved the Balfour

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Declaration and the British man-
date was established there was
already a sizeable Jewish pres-
ence in Palestine, which had to
be treated on an equal basis with
the Arab population. There
would have been a de facto Jew-
ish state in Israel when the Jews
fought off invading armies from

. every border in 1948. It was nota

case that the Jews population had
seized another existing State.
There was no state of Palestine
that anyone was laying claim to.
Under the Partition plan the
Palestinian Arabs and Jews were
offered their own separate terri-
tories. The Jews accepted, the

’ Arabs refused. Instead the invad-

ing armies from all borders, invit-
ed or uninvited, rode to battle
against the Jewish State. Did they
do this for the benefit of the
Palestinian Arabs or themselves?
The Jordanian Army under its
British Officer took control of the
Old City of Jerusalem for Jordan,
not for the Palestinian Arabs.
But the politics of the matter

have not remained static in the

last 50 years. The Arab leaders
have used the anti-Israel shibbo-
leth as a means of avoiding divi-
sion in. their own ranks and to.
gain attention. The militant
squads who cry jihad and look
for an opportunity to die as mar-
tyrs have gained the upper hand.
Through the Hezbullah the Shiite

Iranians now control Syria and

Lebanon.

If the attempt to bring democ-
racy to Iraq fails and it seems it
might even in the short term, the
present civil war will result in the
greater part of Iraq and its oil and
the Persian Gulf falling under the
complete control of Iran. At that
point the moderate Arab States
of Saudi Arabia and Egypt and
Jordan, which have their own dis-
sident terrorist groups to contend
with, will be challenged and large-
ly defenseless against an Iran that
may have a nuclear arsenal.

It is therefore not a wholly far
fetched possibility that in a matter
of a few years the whole Arab
world will be controlled and
under the influence of a new Iran-
ian Empire occupying most of the
near East. In the space of less
than one hundred years the Arab
peoples will have gone from being
subjects of the Ottoman Empire
and will have lost their interven-
ing independence and be subjects
of an new Persian Empire.
Turkey will have moved in to.
take over the Kurdish areas of.
Iraq and the new confrontation
will be between Iran and Turkey:
possibly with Israel alliéd to the
South but with the Arab peoples
becoming vassals again of a new
non-Arabic Empire.

On such an analysis it is under-
standable that in the present con-
flict with Israel defending itself

from and attempting to weaken |

the powerful Hezbollah forces, it
is serving the interests of the mod-
erate Arab States, as they and the

- United States well understand.

‘If the moderate Arab states
stand up to Iranian threats and
Hezbullah is substantially weak-
ened or disarmed some good may
yet come out of the present
Israel/Hezbollah confrontation.

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Suez still pushing |
Freeport LNG plan

Bi By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter

he other compa-—

ny proposing a
multi-million dol-
lar liquefied nat-
ural gas (LNG)
terminal in the Bahamas is due
to hold meetings with Bahami-
an and Grand Bahama Port
Authority (GBPA) executives
today, in a bid to bring their
plan to fruition.
‘Although the Government’
is.apparently close to signing a
~ Heads of Agreement with
AES for its Ocean Express ter-
minal and pipeline on Ocean
Cay, near Bimini, Suez Ener-
gy North America, Inc for-
merly Tractebel North Amer-
ica, has maintained its interest
in its proposed Freeport Har-
bour location.
Paula Rockstroh, Suez’s
vice-president of communica-
tions, told Tribune Business
that the company still feels
Freeport Harbour is an ideal
location for an LNG terminal
and has been working behind
the scenes to make it a reality.
“We are still very interest-
ed,” she said.
Ms Rockstroh said that as
far as Suez was aware, neither

&

Company expresses frustration at
absence of government decision
so it ‘can move forward’

they nor AES had received
any decision from the Gov-
ernment as to whether it had
approved their respective LNG
projects. .

She added that Suez repre-
sentatives will be on Grand
Bahama to discuss their.com-
pany’s proposal with Bahami-
an officials today. i

Ms Rockstroh said that giv-
en the ramifications of any
Government approval, if AES
had-received the go-ahead, it
would have been big news and
reached the United States.

Ms Rockstroh said Suez
started the process for obtain-
ing LNG approval many years
ago. She added that while the
company had been awaiting
the Government’s decision, it
had begun work to .accommo-
date South Florida’s energy

-needs_ through the construc-
tion of an offshore buoy ter-

minal off that state’s coast,
expected to be completed in

BTC’s service quality
demands privatisation

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas Telecommu-
nications Company (BTC)

must be privatised because the —

level of service it provides to
business and residential con-

sumers is “far below” that ,

offered by telecoms operators
in the rest of the Caribbean,-
the minister of state for finance
told The. Tribune.
While conceding that there
were “two schools of thought”
on whether BTC should be pri-
vatised, given that its prof-

SEE page 6B

target 50%

® By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas has been
urged to “customise” the Unit-
ed Nations (UN) Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs)
and target its own objectives,
such as reducing the number
of people falling below the
poverty line by 50 per cent.

The Caribbean Develop-
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having a relatively high level
of social and economic devel-
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Caribbean states.

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which was part of its 2005
annual report, that the
Bahamas’ goals “could include
reducing by 50 per cent the
number of poor persons who
fall below the poverty line by
2015, and/or eliminating
extreme poverty”.

Adding that poverty levels

SEE page 11B



2009.

Ms Rockstroh said that with :

a land-based facility estab-
lished in Grand Bahama and
the offshore terminal, Suez
would be able to satisfy the
needs of South Florida.
However, she said that while

the two projects would com- .

plement one another, they
were not dependent. on each
another.

Ms Rockstroh noted that the
Government’s delay in mak-
ing a decision had created dif-
ficulties for Suez.

“Frankly, we had hoped that
a decision would have been
forthcoming so that we can
move forward,” she said.

In.an interview with The Tri-
bune earlier this year, Ms
Rockstroh said that while Suez
was looking at developing a

“submerged offshore buoy”
that would serve as the deep-

water delivery point for LNG
ships bringing their cargo to

Florida, it was viewing the
Freeport Harbour project as
“longer-term”. :

She acknowledged, though,

-that Suez had switched its

immediate focus to the buoy
plan due to its deep frustration
over the Bahamian govern-
ment’s indecision over whether
to approve its project or that of
AES Ocean Express, which
has been proposed for Ocean
Cay near Bimini.

Suez has moved because it
can no longer afford to wait
for the Government to make
up its mind, as it faces losing
out on what it sees as the lucra-
tive Florida LNG market,
especially given that state’s
demands for clean, efficient
fuels. 2

Ms Rockstroh said then that
if the Bahamian government
did not want LNG terminals

SEE page 3B.

aribbean Bottling
takeover completed

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



THE group led by Com-
monwealth Bank executive

Walter Wells, which features

a Barbados brewery, has com-
pleted the acquisition of
Caribbean Bottling, The Tri-
bune can reveal.

The takeover of the compa-
ny that holds the franchise for
- and manufactures - Coca-
Cola products in this nation is
likely to. be
announced later this week,
sources said.

Apart from Mr Wells, senior
vice-president for commercial
and mortgage lending at Com-
monwealth Bank, the buyout
group also includes Bahamian

institutional investors and.

Banks (Barbados) Breweries, a
Barbadian brewery.
Mr Wells did not return a
Tribune phone call on Friday
afternoon seeking comment.
The Tribune previously
revealed that Mr Wells and his
group were the front-runners

to acquire Caribbean Bottling,

with Coca-Cola having
approved their purchase and
takeover provided they
obtained. the necessary
approvals from the Bahamas
government. —

The acquisition is likely to.

‘raise eyebrows in some quar-
ters of the Bahamian business
community, though, given the
involvement of a foreign com-
pany. in the deal.

Approvals would have been

formally,

required from both the Cen-
tral Bank. of the Bahamas, on
the exchange control side, and
the Government’s Investments
Board and National Economic
Council (NEC) because Banks
is a foreign entity.

In addition, manufacturing
and distribution businesses are
supposed to be reserved for
100 per cent Bahamian own-
ership, so the involvement of ©
Banks and the apparent gov-
ernment approval is likely to
cause some concern among the
business community.

The situation could again
provoke a debate over the so-
called National Investment
Policy, which is supposed to |
reserve certain areas of the
economy for Bahamian own-
ership only. This is seen as a
tool of national development,
enabling Bahamian-owned
businesses to grow and become
strong enough to compete
against international rivals.

Others, though, believe that
the National Investment Policy
is in danger of becoming. out-

dated in a world of free trade .

and open borders.

They will argue that the
involvement of entities such as
Banks will benefit Bahamian
consumers, as they will bring to
bear their operational experi-
ence to deliver efficiencies and
cost savings to end users.

The involvement of Banks
in Mr Wells’ group is likely to

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor
THE Government is seeing

“healthy growth in stamp duty

receipts”, the minister of state

for finance told The Tribune,
due to amendments to the

Stamp Tax Act that impose

penalties for not stamping doc-

uments on a timely basis.
James Smith said the penal-

ty amendment, enacted in 2005

had “removed the lag” or loop-

hole that enabled attorneys
and others to avoid bringing
documents, such as con-
veyancings and papers related
to real estate transactions, for-
ward for stamping.

Mr Smith explained that pri-

or to the amendment, stamp.

tax payments could be delayed
as there was “no penalty
attached if you don’t do the
stamping, unless you go to
court”.

He pointed out that often,
documents were only brought
forward for stamping if they
were required as evidence in
a court case, as the court would
not accept them otherwise.

Mr Smith explained that, as
a result, documents that need-

Suez still
Freeport





in this nation, it should “just
let us know and we'll move on.
_ “We can’t just afford to wait
around any longer for the
Bahamian government to
make. a decision. The ball’s in
their court and we remain pos-
itive and very optimistic about
doing’ business in the
Bahamas,” she said.

“We don’t know where we
stand. We’ve not received an
official declaration one way or
the other. We’re feeling more
secure about going forward
with the offshore project.”

Last Wednesday, The Tri-
bune reported Attorney Gen-
eral Allyson Maynard-Gibson
as saying there was “every

ed to be stamped “could be
kept out for years at a time”
before the tax was paid.

“That’s changed as a result
of the amendments we’ve
made. We’re seeing healthy
growth in stamp duty receipts,”
Mr Smith said.

To prevent documents going
unstamped for a long period
of time, surcharges of 10 per
cent of the Stamp Tax value
and 15 per cent have been
applied for papers not dealt

with for between six-12 months

and over one year respectively.
Stamp Tax revenues
accounted for about 19 per
cent of the Government’s total
revenues, and are its second
most important source of
income behind import duties.
The Government is estimat-
ing that it will collect more
than $290 million in stamp tax
revenues during the 2006-2007
fiscal years, an increase of $71
million or 32.4 per cent upon
the original 2005-2006 Budget
estimates of $219 million.
That latter figure is likely to
be revised upwards quite con-
siderably, especially since
stamp tax revenues for fiscal
2004-2005 reached just under

pushing ©
LNG plan

_...reason to believe” that.LNG .. .
“will be approved before’ the’:
.end.of the: Government’s:pre-

“gent term. i :

She confirmed that the Gov-
ernment was negotiating a
Heads of Agreement with
AES Corporation, explaining
that this continued the policy
established under the former
government.

AES has proposed building
an LNG terminal at Ocean
Cay — a man-made island
eight miles from Bimini. It is
one of three proposals made
to the Government since it
came to office in 2002.

The LNG will be shipped in
tankers to the terminal at
Ocean Cay, and from there
regasified and transported
through an underwater

pipeline to service the power |
’ needs of the South Florida

community.



NOTICE

Ibm Bahamas Limited Will Be
Closed From 2:00 PM On
‘Wednesday,

$248 million.

The amendments to the
Stamp Tax Act aimed to plug
loopholes created by compa-
ny mergers and acquisitions,
the use of corporate and trust
structures for legal avoidance;
and-certain construction con-
tracts.

Stamp Tax is now payable
at a rate of 4 per cent on all
the assets of a business being
sold, apart from cash and bank
accounts. Previously, the sale
of shares in companies had
been used to avoid payment.

However, there are “certain
exemptions” that exclude com-



































‘6

panies considered as non-resi-
dent for exchange purposes
and companies with an annual

turnover of less than $500,000

from paying Stamp Tax when
they were sold. The latter
exemption is designed to aid
small businesses.

- To combat Stamp Tax
avoidance through mergers
and the vesting of assets in oth-
er companies, any land or busi-
ness acquired via a merger is
treated as if it was acquired

: directly.

Permits issued under the

International Persons Land-

holding Act can now be ren-

dered “null and void” if no
development starts within 18
months of their issue. Penal-
ties have been added to deal
with “shams and bogus mort-
gages”, plus the backdating of
documents.

One area where the Gov-
ernment previously lost rev-

enue was construction con- -

tracts that were tied to land
sales. Often, Stamp Tax was
only paid on the land, and this
had cost revenues on condo-
minium complexes and large
residential premises, but now
these are treated as one con-
tract rather than two:

your

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

| campaigning for

improvements in the

| area or have won an

| award.

! If so, call us on 322-
| 1986 and share your
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Bahamas National Trust

Says Farewell to its
Executive Director

Enective 31% July, 2006, Christopher
Hamilton, who joined the Bahamas

National Trust as Executive Director in
2004, will return to the United States to
pursue other interests. During his tenure

with the Trust, Mr. Hamilton, a native
of Maine, has assisted the President and®

Council in achieving many of its goals

including the internal restructuring and
capacity building of the organization and
improving awareness and management

of the national park system.

“The conservation opportunities in the
Bahamas are like very few places in the
world,” noted Mr. Hamilton. “I hope
the Bahamian people will continue to
take action to protect their environment
for future generations.”

“T enjoyed my time in the Bahamas and
appreciate all the people who made my

‘family and I feel welcome.. I am proud

that I am leaving the Trust in a stronger
position and I especially want to recognize

» the commitment and hard work of the

BNT staff. The Bahamian people are

fortunate to have such a dedicated group
of people working on their behalf,” said

Hamilton.

The President of the Bahamas National
Trust, Mr. Glenn Bannister, extended
thanks to Mr. Hamilton for his

dedication and ‘commitment to the

organization and his high energy level.
“The entire BNT Council and staff wish
him well in his new endeavours”, said
Mr. Bannister.

The President also thanked Mr.
Hamilton for his role in BNT’s efforts
to quickly improve access to two newly .
established national parks on New
Providence: The Primeval Forest and
Harrold and Wilson’s Ponds. The Trust
is in the process of developing and
enhancing these parks. Plans include
educational and interpretative signage,

- boardwalks, trails, kiosks and decks, for

the enjoyment of patrons.

Recruitment fora new Executive Director
will begin immediately. Until the post is
filled, a transition team, headed by the
President, and comprising past Presidents
and Council members will undertake
the day-to-day administration of the
Trust.

Eee by an Act of Parliament in 1959, the
Bahamas National Trust is mandated by the government
of The Bahamas with the conservation of the countrys natural
resources. The Trust manages the 25 national parks of The
Bahamas covering over 700,000 acres of protected land
throughout the archipelago. Bahamian Parks are treasure-
troves of biodiversity as well as areas of pure aesthetic beauty.
To date, the Trust protects the world’s largest breeding colony



August 2, 2006, And Will
Reopen At 8:30 AM On Thursday,
August 3, 2006.

of West Indian flamingos, one of the world’s longest underwater
cave systems, a critically important sea turtle research
facility and one of the most successful marine fishery

reserves in the wider Caribbean.
www. thebahamasnationaltrust.org







We Apologize For Any
Inconvenience This May Cause.

Bahamas National Trust
Tel: 393-1317
Fax: 393-4978.
Village Road

P.O. Box N-4105
Nassau, Bahamas

For Emergency Servces Please
Call (242) 323- 1500 Extension
400.


PAGE 4B, MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006

THE TRIBUNE





Bahamas sees 10-15%
group travel increases

@ By CARA BRENNEN ness group travel since the Con-
Tribune Business vention Tax deduction was
Reporter implemented earlier this year.

James Malcom, executive
THE Bahamas has seena10 __ director of group travel at the

to 15 per cent increase in busi- Ministry of Tourism, told The

Legal Notice

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
COMPANIES ACT
(No. 45 of 2000)
LIQUIDATOR’S STATEMENT
PURSANT TO SECTION 137(6) OF THE
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
Ne ACT

I, Ronald H. Knowles, Liquidator of
INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SERVICES
INC. HEREBY CERTIFY that the winding up and
dissolution of INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
SERVICES INC. has been completed in accordance
with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 26th day of July 2006

Ronald H. Knowles
Liquidator



The Embassy of the United States in Nassau, The Bahamas
has launched via the internet, a solicitation to require op-
eration and management of Local Guard Services for the
U.S. Embassy Nassau, and the Frederal Inspection Station
(FIS) Pre-Clearance Unit, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The
Bahamas. The contractor shall furnish mangerial, admin-
istrative and direct labor personal to accomplish all work
as required in this contact. The estimated number of hours
for guards is 153,833 per year. Performance is for a one
(1) year base period and four (4) one-year periods. Major
duties and responsibilities are to perform accesss control
to limit entry only to authorized personnel or visitors, the
operation of: walk-through metal detectors, hand-held! de-
tectors.and special monitoring devices.

All responsible sources may submit.an offer, which shall
be considered. The government has issued the solicitation
on the FEDBIZOPPS site at www.fedbizopps.goy This
requirement will be issued only via the internet. No hard
(paper) copies will be mailed. Once on the FEDBIZOPPS
website, Click on “Vendors” button under browse
agencies, choose “STATE”, scroll down to “Western
Hemisphere Posts”, double click on “locations”. You
‘will locate all documents related to this solicitation under
‘American Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas. Questions can
be addressed to Karen Wiebethaus, Contracting Officer by
phone: (242) 322-1181 ext. 4415, or by FAX (242)
328-7838 or at wiebelhauskk @state.gov







Pricing Information As Of:
Friday, 28 July 200 6



Abaco Markets

Bahamas Property, Fund
Bank of Bahamas
Benchmark

Bahamas Waste

Fidelity Bank

Cable Bahamas

Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard

Finco

FirstCaribbean

Focol

Freeport Concrete

ICD Utilities

J. S. Johnson
. Kerzner International BDRs

Premier Real Estate

14.00

Bahamas Supermarkets . i
3.00

Caribbean Crossings (Pref)

0.
SS

Bahamas Supermarkets 14.00

Fund Name

1.2983 1.2414 Colina Money Market Fund 1.298262”

2.9038 2.3810 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 2.9038***

2.3915 2.2487 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.391480**
1.1246 1.182038****




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52wk-HI - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks
52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks
Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months



Tribune that there had been
tremendous interest in the
Bahamas since the Convention
Tax break took effect from Jan-
uary 1, 2006.

The Convention Tax break
allows US businesses and busi-
ness groups who travel to the
Bahamas for conventions, or
to hold meetings and confer-
ences for business purposes, to
deduct the expenses associat-
ed with attending this event
against their income tax. The
deduction is not applicable to
non-profit organisations or to
incentive-based travel.

The arrangement is the result
of an agreement with the US,
which was a trade-off for the
Bahamas agreeing a Tax Infor-
mation Exchange Agreement
(TIEA) with Washington.

Mr Malcolm explained that
the 10 to 15 per cent increase
was a preliminary figure
because most large groups
book their conventions 18-24

PUBLIC NOTICES



months in advance. |

He added that six months
into the programme, the impact
is just being realisied. When
groups realise they can make
the Bahamas trip tax
deductible, they are likely to

- upgrade their choices and itin-

eraries during their stay.

“For example, they may go
ahead and order the lobster
dinner or book the Junkanoo
rush out because they have
more cash to spend,” said Mr
Malcom. m

He added that the true
results of the Convention Tax
incentives will be truly learnt
in the upcoming months.

Mr Malcolm explained that
business group travel is very

lucrative. He said that an aver-

age convention with 200 par-
ticipants staying four days in
Nassau/Paradise Island during
the “high season”, between
December and June, could cost
anywhere between $2,500 and



H Bis

$3,000 per person. Events at
Atlantis, he said, will typically
start at $3 000 per person.

“We estimate that at least
$400 of that is used for airfare,
so you are looking at at least
$2,500 per person being spent
in the Bahamas,” Mr Malcolm
said.

He added that the Ministry

was eagerly anticipating the |

expansion of convention facili-

‘ties at’ Kerzner International’s

Atlantis resort, and the new
facilities at Baha Mar’s $2 bil-
lion Cable Beach development,
which will allow the Bahamas
to attract larger groups.

At present, Atlantis has the
largest capacity in Nassau/Par-
adise Island with space for 2,000

persons, and Grand Bahama
hotels can accommodate 500.

Once the convention space
expansions are completed, Mr
Malcolm said the Bahamas will
be able to compete for city-
wide conventions: These con-
ventions would be able to
accommodate groups of 8,000-"
10,000 persons, who would stay
and meet between various
resorts and provide a massive
boost to the Bahamian econo-
my.
Mr Malcom added that the
Ministry’s five group: business
managers posted around the
US are leading an extensive
media blitz to promote the
Bahamas as a leading group
business destination.

Legal Notice

NOTICE
ALJ LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

©

(a) ALJ LIMITED is in voluntary dissolution undet the
provisions of Section 137 (4) of the International Business

Companies Act 2000.

‘Colina

Financial Advisors Ltd.

- last mon‘

Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
Ask $ - Selting price of Colina and fidelity
Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price
Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week
EPS $ - A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

"N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 1 oo

er




The CENTRAL BENEFITS DEPARTMENT of |
the National Insurance Board, wishes to remind
Parents/Guardians of children, ages 16 through.
21, who are in receipt of Survivors’
Benefit/Assistance that a letter must be
submitted confirming their full-time enrollment
in an educational institution for the new school
year on or before September 30, 2006.









Failure to comply may result in the non-payment
of their cheque(s).




Legal Notice

NOTICE
_BJT LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced on STH J uly,
2006 when the Articles of Dissolution were submitted to and
registered by the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas

of The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Dated this 31st day of July, A.D. 2006

Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas
Liquidator





lel Wie Wiles

Last Price Weekly Vol

Last 12 Months

*- 14 July 2006

** 31 May 2006
*** - 30 June 2006

- 30 Jun



006





AE eee ENC AMANO EES









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

The Liquidator of the said company is Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas

of The Bahamas Financial Centre, Shirley & Charlotte Streets, ’
Nassau; Bahamas.

Dated this 31st day of July, A.D. 2006

Credit Suisse Trust Bahamas
Liquidator



Employment Opportunity |

CUSTOMER SERVICES
REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED FOR
LEADING FAST FOOD FRANCHISE








REQUIREMENTS:

° Must bea High School graduate
e Must be customer service driven

e Must have excellent oral & written
communication skills

¢ Must be able to work flexible hours,
including late nights, weekends and
holidays.








. Excellent benefits!

Please submit Resume to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box SS-5925
Nassau, Bahamas




La.
PREMIER
COURT

ORDERED SALE

Ten Vacant Parcels of Land
Bahama Sound of Exuma
No. 16 Great Exuma

In
The Bahamas








Best offer in writing to:
P. O. Box N-1085 or
Fax: (242) 323-7745




For further information call
(242) 322-8396 (ext. 232)

|


THE TRIBUNE | | . 7



Australian
company
eyes base

in Bahamas

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor



AN Australian-based manu-
facturer of specialist
dancewear is seeking to estab-
lish operations in the Bahamas.

An advertisement appearing
in The Tribune on Friday last
week said Bloch International,
’ which is headquartered in Syd-
ney, was “in the process of set-
ting up operations in the
Bahamas” and was aiming to
locate a “new corporate head-
quarters” in this nation.

The advert, which was
recruiting for a senior opera-
tions manager, offered no
details on what Bloch Interna-
tional was planning in this
nation, nor how many staff it
was aiming to recruit.

Although the location of any
Bloch operation in the
Bahamas is uncertain, the most
likely sites would be in New
* Providence or Freeport.

As a manufacturer and dis-

tribator; Which supplies and ~~
distributes its products to spe-

cialist retailers in Europe and

the UK, and with a manufac-
turing plant in Bangkok, Thai-
land, its modus operandi would
appear to make Freeport an
ideal location.

Manufactured product from

Thailand could be shipped to -

Freeport, and brought in bond-
ed or duty-free, then assem-
bled in a warehouse for
onward distribution and ship-
ping to retailers in North
America, South America, Cen-
tral America and
Caribbean.

Freeport would also be the
likeliest site if Bloch Interna-

the.

tional proposed to set up a
manufacturing operation in the
Bahamas.

Bloch International was
established in Australia in 1932
by a Russian immigrant, Jacob
Bloch, who arrived when the
world was in the middle of its
Great Depression.

He began making specialist
shoes for ballet dancers, and
the business has evolved into
one that is now run by his
grandson, David Wilkenfield.

The company makes shoes,
dance apparel and accessories
specially designed for dancers.

FULL-TIME REGISTERED NURSE

WANTED
FOR GROWING MEDICAL PRACTICE
-PEDIATRIC EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

INTERESTED PERSONS PLEASE
SUBMIT RESUMES AND CV TO
P.O. BOX SS-19026



GOVERNMENT GUARANTEED ADVANCED
EDUCATION LOAN SCHEME

In collaboration with the Educational Guaranteed Fund Loan Programme of the
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Department, Bank of The Baha-
mas International Limited is pleased to advise that the cheque disbursement for
ALL students in the Loan Programme will take place at the Holy Trinity Activities
Centre, Stapledon Gardens from Monday July 31 ae Friday, eae u 2006
beginning at 9:00 a.m: to 3:00 p.m. as follows:.

NEW STUDENTS (First time aa

Surnames beginning with
A

Day
Monday, July 31st, 2006

Tuesday, August Ist, 2006
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
Friday, August 4th, 2006. .

RETURNING STUDENTS :

Surnames beginning with

‘

Day

Friday, August 4th 2006
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Thursday, August 10th, 2006
Friday, August 11th, 2006

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: HOLY TRINITY ACTIVITIES CENTRE

STAPLEDON GARDENS

0 Returning Students: Students AND Guarantors should be present and MUST
bring relevant identification, (valid Passport and National Insurance Card).

> New Students: Students AND Guarantors should be present and MUST bring

relevant identification (valid Passort, National Insurance Card, Current job.
letter and copy of Utility Bill).

® Cheques will not be released until all necessary documentation have been
completed and ALL loan accounts are current!

NO DISBURSEMENTS WILL BE MADE AT THE BANK!












MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 5B











PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, ERICK ALCIME of Miami
Street, Nassau, Bahamas, intend to change my name to ERICK
BEAUCHAWP. If there are any objections to this change of
name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the
Deputy Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-7421, Nassau, N.P.,

Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

JOB VACANCY FOR —
rem el Ls

Position Summary:

INSIGHT

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behind the news,
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Plan and execute audits in accordance with accepted professional standards to determine
compliance with company policies and procedures and adherence to applicable laws and
regulations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

‘ ‘Develop detailed audit plans and programmes
eo Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls .
° Execute detailed audit procedures including reviewing transactions, documents,

financial records, policies and operating procedures and prepare work papers
documenting the audit procedures performed
° Evaluate strategies and develop recommendations
° Prepare comprehensive written reports
° Undertake’ follow-up to determine adequacy: of corrective actions
Provide assistance to external auditors as requested.

Qualifications and Experience:



° - Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and professional certification

(CPA, CA, ACCA, CFA)
o- Strong oral and written communication skills
° Excellent computer skills ;
° Five (5) years experience in a managerial position —

Interested persons should provide copy( ies) of their degree(s) and transcript(s) to:

The Human Resources Manager
C/O The Tribune
P.O. Box N - 3207,
DA # 12758E,
_ Nassau, Bahamas :
The deadline for applications i is Friday, August 4, 2006

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PAGE 6B, MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006

THE TRIBUNE







LEGAL NOTICE

HACKBERRY LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

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

ARGOSA CORP. INC. oe et
Liquidator





Employment Opportunity

MANAGERS NEEDED FOR LEADING
FAST FOOD FRANCHISE

REQUIREMENTS:






Must have management experience and/or
management degree

¢ Must have strong leadership skills —



e Must be customer service driven
¢ ~ Must be results-oriented & articulate
° Must have excellent inter-personal skills





¢ Professionalism required

e Must have excellent oral & written communication
skills

* Must be able to work flexible hours, including
late nights, weekends and aon






Excellent benefits!

Please submit Resume to:
Human Resources Rene nes ;
P.O. Box SS-5925 wile hace
Nassau, Bahamas DD Aa tat, cat





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BTC’s service
quality demands
privatisation

FROM page 1B

itability for the 2006 first half
was up by $14.6 million on
2005 figures, James Smith said
the incumbent carriers’ service
quality and prices charged to
consumers had to improve.
Mr Smith said: “The services
BTC offers, in some fields, are
continuing to deteriorate. If
you own a phone or cell, the
public is getting pretty fed up
with the level of service.
They’re always. announcing
new things, but they don’t

-work.....

The minister said the
Bahamas was required to live
up to its international commit-
ments with regard to its
telecommunications sector,
pointing out that the industry
was one of those that, globally,
had been opened up the most
to competition and foreign
operators.

As a result, BTC’s privati-
sation and liberalisation of the
telecoms sector by allowing in
legal competitors, such as Sys-
tems Resource Group’s (SRG)
IndiGo Networks, are two
policies that the Government is
pursuing in parallel to one
another.

Mr Smith said service relia-
bility, efficiency, cost structure,
embracing new technology,
and the training and develop-
ment of staff were all key for
telecoms operators in the cur-
rent environment.

Pointing out that the

‘* Bahamian tourism and finan- |
| 3Â¥eial services industries, the two !

4

i
main sectors of the economy, ;



Bank of The Bahamas

INFEERNATIO

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“A growing and dynamic Bahamian institution”’

VACANCY FOR THE POSITION OF:
APPLICATION SUPPORT

TECHNICIAN

Core responsibilities:

Provide support and maintenance of Core Banking application,
Database Infrastructure, and Report Writing facilities.

Assist in on-site technical support for the Bank’s networked systems
by investigating and resolving reported problems.
Perform application installations and configurations, preventative
maintenance and repairs by interfacing with vendors as necessary,
following technical protocols and resolving unexpected failures
Troubleshoot systems and application problems, including issues

with servers.

Responsible for creating and documenting procedures for Central

. Database System.

Assist with administration of user accounts and access rights for core

banking system.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Bachelors Degree in a computer related field plus three or more years

of proven network systems experience.

Advanced knowledge.of Oracle 8 and AIX Unix 5.0 (SQL and
Microsoft Access a plus) to manage and support Central Database

systems.

Strong communication skills and ability to work well with people.

Knowledge of networking.

Benefits include: Competitive compensation (commensurate with
qualifications); group medical, vision and life insurance; attractive

package and a pension scheme.
Send resume to:

The Senior Manager, Human Resources and Training
Bank of The Bahamas International

P.O. Box N-7118

Shirley Street

Nassau, Bahamas

Deadline: July 31st, 2006



required low telecoms prices
and good service quality to
remain competitive, Mr Smith

said: “I don’t think BTC has.

arrived at that yet. Look at the
costs of Internet service.”
Looking at the wider icle-
coms market, Mr Smith ‘said:
“It’s an area where we’ve seen
the demonstrative benefits.
People who travel in the

Caribbean ‘comment that-the

level of service in the Bah.mas
is far below what they get
down there.”

The Government. has
received an offer from Blue-
water Communications Hold-

“ings to purchase a stake in

BTC and become its strategic
partner, having completed due

diligence on the state- Owned.
incumbent.

The Government’s negotiat-

ing team is now working out «

the procedures for the negoti-
ating process before sitting
down to talk to Bluewater,

Competition - both legal and
illegal (Voice over Internet
Protocol and callback) - is what
will eventually erode BTC’s
market share, profits and rev-
enues.

‘Tabling the company’s unau-
dited figures in the House of
Assembly last week, Bradley
Roberts, minister of public
works and. utilities, said the
company generated a net prof-
it of $26 million for the first
six months to June 2006. ;

In what could be construed
by some as an argument
against privatisation, Mr

BTC’s operating income had
increased by. $18 million or 49
per cent compared to 2005.

At June 2006, BTC’s net

‘assets were $422, 2 thillion or

-s act @biections. to;
Roberts announced that*fot ** 743 : ki

an increase of $63.1 million
when compared to December
31, 2005.

In addition, Mr Roberts said
net working capital as at June
2006 had increased by $59.4
million to a positive $85.7 mil-
lion. He explained that this was
mainly a result of the full'draw-
down of the $60 million

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persons may send resumes to:
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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL ~
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Commonwealth of the Bahamas, intend to change my name

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Bahamas Deep Sea cable pro-
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‘southern Family Islands by ,
undersea cable.

Mr Roberts said that even
though BTC’s net operating
costs of $102.9 million were
$1.6 million higher than the
2005 year-to-date, operating
expense for the-six months to”
June 30 decreased by $5.4 mil-
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following
position:

ESTATES ADMINISTRATOR

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Estates
Administrator. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in
civil, mechanical, or electrical engineering, or architecture and a minimum
of ten (10) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management and construction or an equivalent combination of education,

training and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant .

management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the Physical
Plant and Security Departments at all campuses of The College of The
Bahamas, directing the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities
maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of construction/renovation projects around the campuses;
planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance program of
- College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and replacement
maintenance programme of campus equipment and the development and
implementation of safety and security measures as well as environmental
programmes at The College of The Bahamas’ campuses.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 18, 2006 to: ca
«1g, The Director, Human Resources
_.....'The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

STAFF VACANCY
Applications are invited. froin suitably qualified individuals for the following

position: .

_ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- BUILDINGS
AND GROUNDS



The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of
Assistant Director — Buildings and Grounds. Minimum qualifications
include a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering and a minimum of three
(3) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management or an equivalent combination of education, training and
experience, knowledge of physical plant management buildings and
grounds, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant buildings and grounds with responsibility for the trades of
mason, carpenter, janitor, painter, caretaker, truck driver, and labourers,
on all campuses of The College of The Bahamas assisting with the overall
operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance, supervision of
staff and performance reviews. | as

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the
campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance
program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and

replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment including the
vehicle fleet of the college.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary. Position reports to the
Director of the Physical Plant.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 25, 2006 to

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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STAFF VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the following
position: oH .

_ DIRECTOR PHYSICAL PLANT

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of
Director Physical Plant. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s

~ Degree in civil or mechanical engineering and a minimum of ten (10)

years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant management
or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, Wi
considerable knowledge of physical plant management, personnel

: management, safety and budgetary practices. The Director Physical Plant

reports to the COB Estates Administrator.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction
and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas, directing
the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities maintenance,
supervision of staff and performance reviews.

‘Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project
administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the
campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance
program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and
replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity. Outstanding
human resource management skills are necessary. _ eos

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas

Application Form along with a current resume, three work references and
up-to-date transcripts by Friday, August 25, 2006 tOosre

___,.. The Director, Human Resources
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STAFF VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the
following position: ss SE PS Me ea

"ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - UTILITIES |

The College of The Bahamas invites applications for the position of Asst
Director — Utilities. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree
in mechanical ( preferred) or electrical engineering and a minimum of.
five (5) years’ professional experience directly related to physical plant
management of utility systems or an equivalent combination of education,
training and experience, with considerable knowledge of physical plant

- management, personnel management, safety and budgetary practices.

| - The successful candidate will be responsible for the management, direction

and coordination of the activities, operations and maintenance of the
Physical Plant Utility Systems and the trades of plumbing, electrician,
and air conditioning at all campuses of The College of The Bahamas,
assisting with the overall operations of the physical plant, facilities
maintenance, supervision of staff and performance reviews.

Additionally, responsibilities will include the managing and project

_administration of minor construction/renovation projects around the

campuses; planning and directing the operation and routine maintenance

_ program of College facilities and to establish preventative, predictive and

replacement maintenance programme of campus equipment. Significant
work in the area of energy conservation is required.

The successful applicant must be able to prioritize and perform under
pressure in both a customer contact and administrative capacity.
Outstanding human resource management skills are necessary.

Interested candidates should submit a completed College of The Bahamas
Application Form along with a current resume, three work references
and up-to-date transcripts by Friday August 25, 2006 to:

The Director, Human Resources
The College of The Bahamas
P. O. Box N-4912
Nassau, Bahamas

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be welcomed by Coca-Cola,
which as the master franchisor
had to approve the purchase.

Banks is the distributor of
Coca-Cola products in Barba-
dos, making it a ‘good fit’ for
the Bahamian operation,
which needs to be rebuilt given
the apparent lack of Coca-Cola
product on supermarket and
retail shelves in Nassau.

It is understood that Mr
Wells and his group have plen-
ty of work to do to bolster the
customer base, and revive
Caribbean Bottling’s manu-
facturing and distribution capa-
bilities.

Banks will be able to bring
all its manufacturing and dis-
tribution expertise to bear on

the Bahamas operation, creat- _

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ing opportunities ‘ exploit
synergies and economies of
scale.

Banks was founded in St
Michael, Barbados, in 1961,
and brews filtered beer. Its
best-known brand is its lager,
Banks Beer.

Companies

Barbados companies are
becoming increasingly active
in the Bahamas. Sagicor, the
financial services conglomer-
ate, already. has a 20 per cent
stake in Family Guardian, the
life and health insurer, while
Barbados Shipping & Trading
is the operating partner in the
$54 million acquisition of
Bahamas Supermarkets by
BSL Holdings.

Several sources have voiced
concerns to The Tribune that
‘these developments are ways
for the Barbados companies to
get their ‘foot in the door’ in
the Bahamas, and gradually
extend control over these com-
panies.

Caribbean Bottling’s main
shareholders were Judy
Munroe. and Carleton
Williams. The firm distributes
Fanta and Schweppes products
in addition to Coca-Cola, along
with the Dasani and Aqua
Royal Water products.

The company had been
seeking outside investors to
inject capital into the business
for some time, The Tribune
having learned that it was con-

_ templating a private placement

Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, a vieading financial institution witha
presence in over.100. countries and over 100 million customers worldwide, is seeking candidates

for the position of Area Manager GWS Technology.

- Lead orfacilitate decisions affecting long-range organizational goals and strategic planning.
- Manage large-scale strategic/critical projects or applications, or global projects or

- Manage multiple project managers or projects leaders.
- Develop strategies to reduce costs, manage tisk, and enhance revenues:or services.

- Follow Citigroup Private Bank “people practices”, including {ong-and short-term career
development for employees, mobility process, and diversity.

- Build relationships: manage/partner with multiple senior level clients.
- Set strategic technology direction (6-24 month horizon)
- Participate in initial meetings with clients; delegate projects to Projects Managers.

- Manage audit reviews: execute corrective actions plans.
- Implement and monitor compensating controls for risks.
- Execute crisis management action plan.

Responsible for application of corporate information secutity policies.

- Financial budget management.
- Staffing Plan (employee, consultant, temp).

~ - Human Capital Development.
-. Training, mobility, diversity, coimmunication.
Manage the technology infrastructure (hardware and software)

- Routine Audit/Citigroup Technology Standard policies.
- Support Legal and Compliance initiatives.

Ensure all dedicated resources meet legal and compliance standards.

Monitor overall project management tracking, using the firm’s standard tools.
Communicaté, monitor and enforce all technology policies and procedures.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Interfacing with the business, internal and external vendors.
. Influencing and leadership skills.

- MS Office Oracle, SQL, VB (historic programming experience w

Technology Unit Head
GWS/Bahamas Technology
Cititrust (Bahamas) Limited
P. O. Box N-1576,
Nassau, Bahamas
Fax: (242) 302-8732 OR

s for all aspects of the Area Manager Role include (but are

financial systems, 4Series application.
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acopy of their resume to:

before eventually selling its’
three properties to the Premier;
Commercial Real Estate’
Investment Corporation mutu-
al fund, which is listed on the
Bahamas International Secu-
rities Exchange (BISX).
Premier acquired Caribbean
Bottling’s New Providence-
based manufacturing and dis-
tribution facilities, plus its
Freeport distribution facility.
Initially, Premier proposed
to pay $4.8 million for

- Caribbean Bottling’s Coca-

Cola production plant, and
$2.5 million and $522,000 for
the Nassau and Freeport dis-
tribution facilities respective-
ly. However, it later reduced
the amounts it was paying for:
the Nassau facilities to $4.7.
million and $2.4 million respec-..
tively.

In its offering memorandum,,
Premier said the annual rent,,
for Caribbean Bottling’s pro-.,
duction facility was $463,268. ,
The rents on the Nassau and,
Freeport distribution centres ;
were $240,180 and $49, 726,

Tespectively.

Some $5.5 million of the.
funds invested in Premier Real.
Estate came from the contro;
versial Olympus Univest fund,. - '
the Bahamian investment fund:
that is in court-supervised liq-
uidation, with investors trying.
to recover as much as Cdn$550
million for investors.

The Premier Real Estate.
investment is one of those the:
liquidators are targeting for

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in the Bahamas were the low-"
est for CDB borrowing mem-' -

ber countries, the CDB said:
“More ambitious objectives
could also include achieving
universal secondary education,
eliminating the gender dispar-

ity in incomes, jobs and edu- -

cation, mainstreaming envi-
ronmental sustainability into
public policy, especially given

the dependence on tourism, *

and ensuring that all persons
have access to safe drinking
water and improving efficiency
and effectiveness of the public
service.’

To ensure that no island ‘was:
idft behind, the CDB suggested ~

that any customised MDG

goals should attempt to ensure ©

that improvements in social

and living conditions be spread _
across the Family Islands, not*

just confined to Nassau or

Grand Bahama.
__ The MDG goals aim to com-

bat poverty, hunger, disease,
illiteracy and reduce mortality.

The 2001 Bahamas Living
Conditions Survey estimated
that 9.3 per cent of this country
lives below the poverty line,

which was set at $2,863 per
Ba nl It was projected that

4 million was required to lift
all persons out of poverty, with
the poverty rate in some Fam-
ily Islands reaching 21 per cent,
compared to 8.3 per cent in
Nassau and Grand Bahama.

The CDB said the survey
showed that alleviating pover-
ty in the Family Islands should
be “top priority’, as residents

in those islands were worse off

than those in Nassau and
Grand Bahama.
In addition, the CDB said

‘the survey showed the links

between education, employ-

“‘mént-and poverty, as there

were “lower employment rates

and substantially less. educa-
tion in poor households”. And

only 20 per cent of persons in

poor households had complet-
ed secondary school education.
“The findings suggest, there-
fore, that further. training and
more effective matching of

labour market demands by the:

educational system would help
to raise long-term earning
capacity and alleviate pover-
ty,” the CDB said.

It added that the Govern-
meht needed to tackle poverty
in the Bahamas from three

‘angles - good governance,

reducing the vulnerability of
those in poverty, and giving
them opportunities to better
themselves. i
The CDB said people need-

_ ed to be “empowered” to take

advantage of employment
opportunities, “ensuring that
the skills taught are relevant
to the needs of the labour mar-
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: - Vice President
~ Money Transfer Services

- Responsible for the development and management of Fidelity’s
. money transfer and associated businesses in The Bahamas,
the Cayman Islands and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

= _Baseéd in The Bahamas, but expected to actively oversee the :
ie business i ‘in Fidelity’s operations in the Cayman Islands,
“the Turks & Gaicos Islands and any other locations where

Fidelity may ¢ establish operations.

a As a senior manager occasionally assist with other areas of

Fidelity’s business and have responsibilties that may be
expanded to incorporate other areas.

Knowledge and Skills:

a Bachelors or equivalent degree in marketing or communica-
tions;

- A minimum:of 10 years experience in an extremely active and
dynamic operational environment;

: A minimum of 5 years experience in international money trans-
fer business;

= Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills;
: Excellent marketing and communications skills;

F A strong team leader with experience in managing businesses
and staff across multi-national locations;

Proven experience in managing the roll-out of a large number
of new outlets across multi-national locations;

- Proven ability to innovate and develop new pioduets and
services;

. Willingness and ability to travel frequently around the Carib-
ean

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive
compensation package including benefits and bonuses

Resumes should be received no later than August 9th, 2006.

_The Human Resource Director

Fidelity

51 Frederick Steet

P.O. Box N-4853
Nassau
f 28. 1108 |







































0 poverty t fall

It pointed out that the Living ;

Conditions Survey showed that

33 per cent of youths in poor.
families had neither worked ©
nor were in training. And-

among non-poor households,

some 20 per cent of youths —
’ were said to be in this state.

To combat this, the CDB
said employment opportuni-
ties had to be increased, “pos-
sibly through apprenticeships,
work attachments and in
ensuring a greater matching of
skills with those required by
potential employers”.

On the good governance
front, the CDB said this
involved public sector reform
to ensure social protection and
regulatory measures were in

place, and that poor people :

were targeted and protected.

. “A holistic approach to
poverty reduction is therefore
not only specific programmes
targeted at the poor, but
requires consideration in all
aspects of economic manage-
ment and public policy forma-
tion,” the CDB said.



















Position. Summarys

Duties and Responsibilities

indicators (KPI's).

market.








































Competencies:
Ownership af the role

protection





Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House
East Hill Street

P. 0: Box N3910
Nassau, Bahainas.
pwcbs@bs.pwe.com

Bloch International is ihe leading provider of specialty dancewear, It is currently ba
Sydney, Australia with sales and distribution to specialty retailers in the U.S. and Europ
in addition to a manufacturing operation in Bangkok, Thailand. Bloch International is in
the process of setting up operations in The Bahamas and is seeking a.

The: successful candidate will te seepodsible for ensuring that. business: cdijectives. a are met effectively: and. -
efficiently and in a timely manner, The ideal candidate will also-be required to assist ini maintaining the sinooth
running of the: Bloch International busitiess at new corporate headquarters to be established in the. Bahamas. An
innovative and energetic profile is necessary to manage the operations of this growing ane dynamic: :

Reports to the Senior Vice President inThe Bahamas.

‘ Develop g a communication process to ensure- Managers and. Staff are kept well informed
® re proper planning and ae of business strategies: so: that: worldwide:operations can meet

© Assist the Sie Vice President to monitor and rrsintain wie operation key performance.

‘Required Shits Expertence:

' “The successful candidate for this position will be a self-motivated individual, possess excellent leadership
skills, be a team player, and be:able to demonstrate flexibility to respond to a host of different challenges.
He/she must be accustomed ‘to working. on multiple tasks: without continiial supervision, This individual
must be persuasive and tenacious in their relationships while maintaining professional standards of conduct
and strong customer focus. The ability to manage multiple projects, ‘change priorities: when needed and be

‘pro-active will be éssential. Ultimately the: successful candidate: will be able to work: on his/her own
initiative.and impact:positively on the business‘on a daily basis.

« Anextensive marketing background with an in-depth Inowiledne of brand development
¢ A solid, broad understanding of finance (including product costing and pricing)

* Experienice ‘in distribution / licensing arrangements as busiriess developmerit in Birt, Asia and South:
America forms part of the business plan. International.

® An understanding of product development and the product development life cycle from:-concept through to:

¢ A good understanding of systems (both computer and procedures)

¢ Excellent financial knowledge mixed with excellent commercial knowledge to ensure excellent margin

e The ability to understand a different market and apply classical marketing strategies to: the
aforementioned new market

Exceptional communication skills
e Ability to work with both vertical and flat business structures

This is a senior position-and the compensation package is designed accordingly. Cot a
mpensation a
base salary (low six figures) plus an incentive bonus based on performance and attainment of aint

Interested candidates should submit their resume by 11 August 2006 to:

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 11B.

















PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING CO.LTD.
Job Vacancy
QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR






Responsible for supervising Pepsi-Cola Bahamas process to
ensure that Corporate, Pepsi-Cola International, and regulatory
standards-are maintained throughout the manufacturing area
and di stribution system.
R ssibilities include:
© Quality department's staffing equipment, and operating
supplies.

_ © Identify, troubleshoot, and correct issues, affecting product

ag quality related fo the. thanufacture, storage, or distribution of
all company manufactured and purchased products.
Develop, implement, maintain, and ensure that an affective.
SOP. program is in place to ensure product quality and.

_ > minimize product liability.

© Organize, review and maintain laboratory records to meet
corporate, parent company, and regulatory requirements.

Responsible for raw material use variance performance.
Responsible for raw material ingredient inventories.
Coordinate and execute annual Q.A. audit, and new product
initiatives.

* College degree or equivalent experience. The ideal candidate
will have a minimum of 3 years experience in either alab or _
manufacturing quality department evaluating QC data, and
troubleshooting manufacturing processes. for QC issues.

" Prior experience/training in a manufacturing environment

will be an assets.

e @











Please send resume to:
P.O. Box N-3004
Nassau, Bahamas
FAX: 364-2123
"Email: leotha.nixon@pepsibahiamas.com



Senior Operations Manager


























































COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS _ No. 1611/Cle/Qui/2004
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

IN THE MATTER OF All Those 4 pieces parcels or tracts of
land comprising 295.04 294-04 acres being part of 2 grants to
George Gray situate in the vicinity Northeast and Northwestwardly
of the All-age Public School in the Settlement of Gray’s Long
Island, The Bahamas.

=: AMENDED NOTICE:-

THE PETITION OF PAUL ANDREW WELLS of Tropical Gardens,
New Providence, AND DERAL BURTON WELLS of Gray's, Long
Island, The Bahamas, Trustees, in respect of: (1)_ALL THAT piece
parcel or tract of land comprising 14.62 acres originally part of 500
acres granted to George Gray, deceased, and:situate in the
Settlement of Gray's on Long Island in the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by Gray's Landing and
running thereon 1.830.22 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by other
portion of the 500 acres of land originally granted to the said George
Gray and running thereon 1,911.60 feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY
by the Sea and running thereon 773.96 feet which said piece parcel
or tract of land has such shapes boundaries marks and dimensions
as shown on Plan 242L1 on record in the Department of Lands
and Surveys in the City of Nassau on the Island of New Providence
in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas being designated as Parcel
"A" and thereon coloured Pink; (2)_ALL THAT piece parcel or tract
of land comprising 94.68 acres originally part of the said 500 acres
granted to George Gray, deceased, and situate in the Settlement
of Gray's on Long Island in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY by other portion of the 500 acres
of land originally granted to George Gray and running thereon
4,398.26 feet NORTHWESTWARDLY by other portion of the 500
acres of land originally granted to George Gray and running thereon
513.68 feet EASTWARDLY by Queen's Highway and running
thereon 965.10 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by other portion of
the 500 acres of land originally granted to George Gray and running
thereon 1,382.07 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by Gray's Landing
Road and running thereon 3,602.28 feet and
NORTHWESTWARDLY by the Sea and running thereon 1,152.64
feet which said piece parcel or tract of land has such shapes
boundaries marks and dimensions as shown on Plan 242L1 on
record in the said Department of Lands and Surveys in the City of
Nassau being designated as Parcel "B" and thereon coloured Pink;
(3)_ ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land comprising 68.46 94-68.
acres originally part of 500 acres granted to George Gray. deceased.
and situate in the Settlement of Gray's on Long Island in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas bounded NORTHEASTWARDLY
by land originally granted to the Church of England and running.
thereon 1,534.49 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by Boat Harbour
Drive and running thereon 2.668.77 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY
by other portion of the 500 acres of land originally. granted to George .
Gray and running thereon 450.57 feet and WESTWARDLY by
Queen's Highway and running thereon 980.70 feet which said piece
parcel or tract of land has such shapes boundaries marks ‘and
dimensions as shown on Plan 242L1 on record in the aforesaid
Department of Lands and Surveys being designated as Parcel "C"
and thereon coloured Pink; and (4)_ ALL THAT piece parcel or
tract of land comprising 117.28 acres originally part of 314 acres
granted to George Gray, deceased, and situate in the aforesaid
Settlement of Gray's on Long Island and bounded
NORTHEASTWARDLY by land originally granted to the Church of
England and running thereon 606.90 feet NORTHWESTWARDLY
partly by lands originally granted to the Church of England and
partly by Boat Harbour Drive and running jointly thereon 1.235.98
feet EASTWARDLY by a Public Road and Red Pond and running
thereon 2.421.99 feet SOUTHEASTWARDLY by the Sea and
running thereon 942.42 feet SOUTHWESTWARDLY by other
portion of the 314 acres of land originally granted to George Gray
and running thereon 3.332.36 feet SOUTHWARDLY by other
portion of the 314 acres of land originally granted to George Gray
and running thereon 1.618.86 feet and NORTHWESTWARDLY by
Boat Harbour Drive and running thereon 2.612.65 feet which said
~ which said piece parcel or tract of land has such shapes boundaries
- marks and dimensions as shown on the aforesaid Plan 242L1 on
record in the Department of Lands and Surveys of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas being designated as Parcel "D"
and thereon coloured Pink. PAUL ANDREW WELLS and DERAL
BURTON WELLS, Trustees. claim to be owners of the
unencumbered fee simple estate in possession of the aforementioned
land. The Petitioners have applied to the Supreme Court of The
Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles Act. 1959, to have
title ‘to the said land.investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted in
accordance with the said Act. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
any person having Dower or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim
or a claim not recognized in the Petition shall on or before the 9th
day of September. A. D.. 2006. file in the Supreme Court and serve
on the Petitioners, or the undersigned, a Statement of their claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith.
Failure of any such person to file and serve a Statement of Claim
on or before the said 9th day of September. A.D.. 2006. will operate
as a bar to such claim. Copies of the plan filed in the action by the
petitioners may be inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court, Nassau, Bahamas;
2. The Chambers of Miriam J. Curling & Co., Attorneys for
the Petitioners;

3. The Office of the District Administrator, Long Island,
The Bahamas. |

DATED the 20th day of July, A. D., 2006.
MIRIAM J. CURLING & CO.
Norfolk House Annexe II.

Market Street.

Nassau. N. P., Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioners

J

PAGE 12B, MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006 THE TRIBUNE .



.,., Bloch International is the leading provider of specialty dancewear. It is currently based in .
..~ Sydney, Australia with sales and distribution to specialty retailers in the U.S. and Europe.

“in addition to a manufacturing operation in Bangkok, Thailand. Bloch International is in

the process of setting up operations in The Bahamas and is seeking a

. FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

JOB SUMMARY; ;
Organizes and directs all aspects of the accounting and financial control function of the Bahamas Branch and
reports operational results. Maintain accounting systems that ensure the proper accounting and recording of the
Branch’s. resources. Provide management with relevant and reliable financial data necessary for budgetary and
financial decisions. Oversee the operation and management of the Accounting Department activities and staff.

Reports to the Chief Operating Officer in The Bahamas and to the Chief Financial Officer in Australia,
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises and trains the general accounting staff. :
Regularly reviews entries to the general ledger to assure accuracy and conipliance with established
accounting principals and procedures
Assists the Chief Financial Officer (Australia) in the preparation of the annual budgets and forecasts.
’ Responsible for:compliance with all Bahamian fiscal regulatory requirements.
Plans and implements changes in the Branch’s accounting system, where necessary, and with approval
from the Chief Financial Officer (Australia),
Recommends changes in financial policies and procedures, as necessary. Write policies and procedures
and ensure they are being adhered to.
Monitors established internal controls to assure proper compliance.
Recruits and evaluates personnel under own supervision.
Keeps the Chief Financial Officer (Australia) informed of the Branch’s performance.
Assures protection of assets of the business through internal control and ensuring proper insurance
coverage,
» Maintain a regular review’of income and expenditure to ensure that cash flow is adequate to meet future
business needs.
Prepares and makes recommendations based on financial analysis of operations.
Keeps abreast of current trends, practices, and developments in the profession. Makes recommendations
for iniplementation of new practices and procedures.
Performs and/or oversees'all aspects of Human Resources functions.
Coordinates and supervises IT function with outside company providing service, -
Oversee global Inventory management and logistics functions.

Assume other special activities and responsibilities as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, plus five (5) to seven (7) years experience in all aspects of Accounting, ideally
gained through increasingly responsible positions within Finance, two years of which must be as a department

manager or supervisor. Candidate with a professional accounting qualification and public accounting experience
at the Manager/Supervisor level is highly desirable,

Experience in a wholesale distribution environment is also highly desirable but not mandatory.

COMPENSATION

us incentive bonus based on performance and pension,

The position offers a competitive salary pl
insurance and other benefits.

Interested candidates should submit their resume by 11 August 2006 to:

Senior Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Providence House

East Hill Street ’

P.O. Box N3910
Nassau, Bahamas
pwebs@bs.pwe.com


THE TRIBUNE





@ By BARBARA CORREA
c.2006 Los Angeles
Daily News



LOS ANGELES -- Some
seniors still look forward to an
idyllic retirement, filled with end-
less golf greens, ocean cruises and
quiet evenings in the easy chair.

But due to financial need or
simply to remain active, a growing
number of retirees are chucking
relaxation for the ultimate “gold-
en years” challenge: starting their
own business.

For a lot of senior entrepre-
neurs, retirement itself acts as a
catalyst for launching a new ven-
ture. ;

After taking an early retire-
ment from 35 years in the con-
struction industry, Julie Brown
set off from La Canada in a motor
home to see the world. On a
chilly night in New Hampshire,
the idea to create a head-warming
pillowcase came to her, and the
now-patented “Chill Frill” was
born.

Eight years and $140,000 lat-
er, Brown is more determined
than ever to sell her head-cover-
ing pillowcase. Part of her moti-
vation is practical. “I lost a lot in
the stock market and am going
through a nasty divorce,” said
Brown, now 66. “With so much
money invested, I need to get it
off the ground.”

But her drive also comes natu-

rally. Even though Brown worked
for big Los Angeles construction
firms for much of her career, she
said she always had an entrepre-
neurial yearning.

As with most entrepreneurs,
Brown’s life revolves around her

‘business. She moved to Yuma,
Ariz., to be near her manufactur-
er. She spends a lot of her time
networking for new business, and
has high hopes for a big order
from. the military through a gov-
ernment contact.

She said a Chill Frill model in
camouflage-colored fleece would
be a perfect fit for the armed ser-
vices.

Brown is working on changing
the name of the product because
the “Frill” part of it is a turnoff to
men, who make up 80 percent of

-her customer base. She says the
reason for her product’s popular-
ity among men: remains a mys-
tery, but she has ruled out the
theory that her customers get cold
because they are valding.

“Most of these guys have full
heads of hair,” she said. “I think
maybe it’s becatise'they’re thinner
(than many women).”

With more Americans reach-
ing retirement age in better
health, odds are that fewer and

fewer of them will be interested in

2004

a traditional retirement, even if
they can afford it.

A 2004 Rand Corp. study
found that self-employment rates
rise at older ages. In 2002, the
rate of self-employment for the
work force was 10.2 percent, but
the rate for people aged 50 was
16.4 percent.

While the 50-plus crowd made
up 25 percent of the work force,
they composed 40 percent of the
self-employed, the report said.

Howard Stone, a life coach and
co-author with his wife of a book
titled “Too Young to Retire,”
said more people of retirement
age are deciding to redefine. the
third and fourth quarters of life
away from just taking it easy.

One chapter of the book focus-
es on careers for retirees who also
serve the older demographic,
from walking dogs to doing yoga
instruction to having a mobile
hairdressing shop to starting up a
space organizing business for peo-
ple moving into assisted living

facilities.

He attributes the senior entre-
preneur trend to medical
advances and a stronger focus on
health living in recent decades.
The prospect of living longer is
also motivating more’ seniors to
start businesses after retirement.
“When you have a job, even if
it’s a few hours a week, your mind
and body wants to stay in the
game longer.”

For Kay Presto of Ontario,
starting a business wasn’t about
inventing a product or financial
necessity. She started a T-shirt
company three years ago because
she was angry at how seniors
were characterized in T-shirt say-
ings. “I became evpalled at the
nasty and negative sayings I saw
on T-shirts, like ‘I’m a cranky
Grandma.’ J thought, we are not
paying proper tribute to the peo-
ple who went to war for us and
saved and sacrificed and did with-
out for the next generations.”

The final straw that kicked off
the Sensational Senior T-shirt
company was Presto’s visit to a
Long Beach T-shirt trade show.
“I saw things like, ‘What do men
over 50 wear? Boxers or briefs?

. Depends.”

Presto had a graphic designer
come up with a logo incorporat-
ing Sensational Senior, her trade-
mark saying that is. splashed
across all of her T-shirts, sweat
shirts and coffee mugs. Her son
was already making T-shirts for
his own termite business, so he
put her in touch with his ‘T-shirt
printer.

Presto started selling at busi-
ness expos and trade shows and
started taking orders from as far
away as Singapore through word

CLE/QUI/00593

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT

‘COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION

- IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of
jJand containing 37.473 acres situate on Queen’s Highway

in the vicinity of Great Oyster Pond and approximately —
2.7. miles Southwardly of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera,
one of the Islands of the Commonweaith of The Bahamas.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND

IN MATTER of the Petition of OWEN BETHEL

Notice is hereby given that Owen Bethel is applying to the
Supreme Court to have this title to the following investi-
gated under Section 3.of The Quiéting Title Act, and the

nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the said Court in ac-
cordance with the provisions of the said Act.

“ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land containing 37.473
acres situate on Queen's Highway in the vicinity of Great
Oyster Pond and approximately 2.7 miles Southwardly of
Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

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

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

2. The Chambers of Sears & Co,, No. 10 Market Street, in

the City of Nassau, aforesaid.

Any person who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file in the Supreme: Court
and serve on the Petitioner or its Attorney a Statement of
his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by an
Affidavit and other related requirements to be filed and
served therewith by the Sth day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the Sth day of October, 2006 will eneinre
as a bar to such Claim.

SEARS & CO.

Attorney for the Petitioner



»







BUSINESS

Seniors the new entrepreneurs

of mouth. -

A year or so ago, Presto wa
selling her shirts at a mother-
daughter expo in Rancho Cuca-
monga when a young woman
approached her. “She said, ‘I love
this. I’m a senior in high school.’
Suddenly, a new market for the
shirts emerged. Presto has
received a bulk order from Los
Osos High School in Rancho
Cucamonga.

Presto says the business is prof-
itable, though she declines to give
any figures. She is also keeping
her age secret, but she says she
definitely falls into the “senior”
category.

“People say, ‘Do you ever plan
on retiring?’ I say, ’m enjoying
life too much.”

Presto said most of her con-
temporaries are doing something
other than lying around the pool
all day. “I have one friend who
goes to the golf course five days a
week,” she said. But most others
are working in some way. “People
are recreating their lives, getting
into things like organic farming.
Some are raising their grandchil-
dren. They want to be involved.”

Getting older people involved
is Tom Pontac’s official job. Pon-
tac didn’t start a business instead
of retiring, but he did create a
position for himself at California
State University, Long Beach,
that comes pretty close.

A former furniture salesman
and marathon runner, Pontac
decided to become a full-time stu-
dent at an age when most people
are thinking about a formal retire-
ment. “I found out that when
you’re 60, you can go to Cal State
Long Beach for $3 per semester
for a full load,” he said.

Pontac, 70, earned his degree in
psychology and gerontology in
2000, then was recruited by the
university to become Senior
Community Liaison for Leisure
World in Seal Beach, the 55-and-
up living community located four
miles from Cal State Long Beach.

He works from his home at
Leisure World, getting residents



interested in attending classes, as
well as in some of his other pur-
suits, including a running club and
an anti-war club he started there.
“J am a part-time employee and I
get full health benefits. I get the
senior discount and staff parking.
That’s the ideal combination,” he
said.

Pontac’s high energy level and
good health is characteristic of all
entrepreneurs, but especially true
for mature business people.

“I plan to work until I drop,
because I love it,” said 64-year-

old June Simmons, founder of.

Partners in Care, a nonprofit
foundation in San Fernando that
works with hospitals, health care
providers and other organizations
to change health care policy and
delivery.

The group has worked on pro-
jects including reducing infant
mortality in the Lancaster area,
creating physician house call pro-
grams and helping people navi-
gate the nursing home system.

Simmons could have retired a
decade ago, after the Visiting
Nurses Association, where she
was chief executive officer, was
sold.

Instead, she talked some of the

_ group’s board members into help-

ing her start the foundation.

“I had a little severance, so I
just decided to bid my severance,”
she said.

Her gamble paid off, though
there have been years when the
foundation didn’t make enough
to pay her a salary.

“I was willing to make a big
personal investment,” said Sim-
mons, who’s latest project:is set-
ting up primary care clinics
staffed by retired doctors and
nurses. “They can’t practice any-
more because: they can’t afford
the malpractice insurance.” In
that way, Simmons is closing the
circle, helping even more retirees
re-enter the work force, just as
she has. A leisurely existence
“wasn’t something I wanted to
do,” she said. “I don’t want to
retire.”













|* Be knowledgeable in metchandising and route

‘| * Be neat in appearance;



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that IAN SURUJLAL OF PARADISE











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

twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that KEVIN SURUJLAL OF
PARADISE ISLAND DRIVE, P.O. Box N-9841, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as
a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows
any reason why registration/ naturalization should not be
granted, should send a written and signed statement of the
facts within twenty-eight days from the 24TH day of JULY,
| 2006 to the Minister responsible for: Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.










.

PEPSI-COLA BAHAMAS BOTTLING CO. LTD.

‘Vacancy Notice
SALES DELIVERY DRIVERS

WHO ARE INTERESTED IN CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND |
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE,

*Have.a High School Diploma with BIC passes in Math
| and English Language minimum.
* Must have at least two years sales experience;

management;
* Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
* Have basic understanding of operating a computer;
* Be goal oriented;

* Be 20 years or older and possess a clean, health and
driving record;

* Be in good physical health and stamina.

** Must be prepared to drive Ten-Bay trucks.

This is an entry-level position with good earning potential
for self-motivated individuals. We offer a competitive com-
pensation and benefit package.

PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:

HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGER
P.O. BOX N-3004
NASSAU, BAHAMAS

HUMAN RESOURCES
MANAGER
P.O. BOX F-41501

FREEPORT, GRAND-
BAHAMA

FAX: 364-2123

ISLAND DRIVE, P.O. Box N-9841, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, |

senda written and signed’ statement of the facts within |" ~

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2006, PAGE 13B



DAISY FUND LTD.

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
section 137 of the International Business Companies Act
2000 DAISY FUND LTD is in dissolution.

The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st
of July 2006. David Thain of Amer Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street, P.O, Box. N 3917 |
is the Liquidator of DAISY FUND LTD. All persons
having claims against the above-named company are
required to send their address and particulars of their
debts to the Liquidator before the 21st August 2006.



OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED.

IN VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION



Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
section 137 of the International Business Companies Act
2000 OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT LIMITED is
in dissolution. eae
The Date of the Commencement of dissolution was 21st
of July 2006. David Thain of Arner Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Ltd., 308 East Bay Street, P.O. Box N 3917
is the Liquidator of OMEGA GEST MANAGEMENT
LIMITED. Het ABE
All persons having claims against the above-named.
company are required to send their address and pat-
-ticulars of their debts to the Liquidator before the 21st
August 2006.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2006

IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/00286

Comimon Law & Equity Division”

IN THE MATTER OF The Quieting Tides Act, 1959 (Chapter 393)
AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
containing by admeasurement Eighteen thousand Four hundred
and Eighty-four (18,484) Acres situate North of Blackwood Vil-

“lage on the Island of Abaco one the Island of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas.

- AND
IN THE MATTER OF the Petition of PATRICK ROBERTS

NOTICE OF PETITION

The Petition of PATRICK ROBERTS of the Settlement of Dun-
das Town in the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land containing by
admeasurements Eighteen thousand Four hundred and
Eighty-four (18,484) Acres situate North of Blackwood
Village on the Island of Abaco one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

The Petitioner in this matter claims to be the owner in fee simple
of the said piece parcel or tract of land and have made application
to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
under Section Three (3) of the Quieting of Titles.

Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece parcel or tract of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in ac-
cordance with provisions of the said Act. Copies of the filed Pla
may be inspected during normal working hours at: :

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

(b) Rolle and Co., Chambers, Anth-Mar House, 84
Minnie Street, Nassau, The Bahamas

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or rights to
dower or an adverse claim or claims not recognized in the Petition
shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30) days of the last pub-
lication file a notice in the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau in
the Island of New Providence aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
or the undersigned a statement of his or her claim in the prescribed
form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any
such person to file and serve a statement of his her claim on or

before the Thirty (30) days after the last publication will operate
as a bar to such claim.

DATED the 14th day of July, A.D. 2006.

ROLLE & CO.

Chambers,

Anth-Mar House,

84 Minnie Street,

Nassau, The Bahamas.
Attorneys for the Petitioner.


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_ Bahamas’
land silver,

MH TRACK ANDFIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter



THE Bahamas men’s 4x100
meter team settled for a silver
medal after fumbling the baton
on the second exchange, while
the women’s team hauled in the
bronze at the CAC Games in
Colombia.

The team of Derrick Atkins,
Adrian Griffith, Rodney Green
and Dominic Demeritte
clocked 39.44 seconds for the
silver behind the Netherland
Antilles who won in a time of
39.28 seconds followed by
Jamaica in 39.46 seconds.

According to Griffith, the
lead off runner for the team,
the team’s aim was the nation
record, which is set at 38.98 sec-
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and third legs; with Atkins and
Green.

Griffith said: “We had great
expectations heading into the

finals of the relay, everyone was

focused because our main goal

was to go out there and break _

the national record. I don’t
think it was meant to happen
on that day, because everyone
ran excellent legs.

“Our only mistake was

between Derrick and Rodney,
we lost a few seconds when
they fumbled around a little
with the baton, but other than
that everyone ran great legs.”

The Bahamas went into the
finals with the third fastest time,
39.49 seconds.

Jamaica led the charge with a
time of 39.35 seconds followed
by-Netherland Antilles in 39.47
seconds.

Griffith added: “All I wanted |

was to make up. the stagger,
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would de their’s to the best of
their abilities. So I would like to
thank them for doing an excel-
lent job, because they all exe-
cuted.

“The games in it’s entirety
was great, not just track and
field but.all the other disciplines
as well. It feels good to be com-
peting on this level and getting
a first hand opportunity to
watch some of the veterans in
the sports compete.”

The women’s 4x100m team
of Savetheda Fynes, Tamicka
Clarke, T’Shonda Webb and

Shandira Brown got a lucky |

break and wheeled in a bronze
medal for their efforts. ,
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game behind Cuba, Colombia
and Jamaica in the finals of the
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second leg runner stepped out
of her lane, resulting in an auto-
matic disqualification.

The Bahamas ended up .

third behind Cuba, who won in
43.29 seconds and Colombia in
44,32 seconds leaving them to

. settle for third in 44.34 seconds.

The Bahamas’ streak of luck
would come to an end in the
men’s 1600m relay, as the
team finished just shy of a
medal.

Just seconds from the third
place finishers (Dominican
Republic), the Bahamas posted
a final time of 3:05.73 seconds
for fourth place. Winning the

event was Jamaica in 3:01.78

seconds followed by Trinidad
and Tobago in 3:02.65 seconds.
Dominican Republic’s time was
3:03.25 seconds.



Freeman Barr enjoys third

round win in comeback ©

@BOXING .
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



FORT MYERS: Although he felt like it
was his first.professional fight, Freeman
‘the Natural’ Barr didn't look as if the two-
year hiatus had that much of an effect on
his performance in the ring.

Saturday night, Barr made mincemeat of
Terry Acker, stopping the shorter and
stockier resident of Tuscaloosa; Alabama
with just 13 seconds left before the third

round expired.

It was obvious from the first round that
32-year-old Barr wouldn't have to go the
scheduled 12 round bout as Acker had his
share of problems trying to adjust, much
less absorb the blows, much to the delight
of the fans in the Harbourside Event Cen-
ter.

"It felt good to be back out there," said
Barr, who made his return at 171 pounds,
one pound lighter than Acker. "I knew he
couldn't handle the punches. I could have
taken him out from the first round, but I
wanted to get some of the ring rust off."

The native from Pleasant Bay, Andros,
now living in Naples and fighting out of
the SJC Boxing Club in Fort Myers, said
the floor in the ring was a little slippery
from the five fights that preceded his
match, so he tried to avoid falling and get-

ting hurt in the process.

"TI was more concerned about him," said
Barr in reference to his uncertainty about
his return. "I thought the referee would

Bahamian returns
after two year-hiatus



have stopped the fight from the first round.
But once I realised that he was having

some problems, I just went after him. I —

needed this type of fight to get back in the
ring."

Not only did Acker take a beating, but
he was so dazed that he started to go into
the wrong corner at the end of each round
before the referee caught him and guided
him in the right direction.

Just before the final bell tolled, Barr
threw five consecutive rights that pinned
Acker ou the rope as his corner finally
threw in the towel. But before the referee
could acknowledge it, Bart threw a left to
the head of Acker that sent him rolling
over on the canvas.

For Barr, it was a B grade for his per-
formance as he improved his win-loss
record to 27-4 with 14 knockouts. His
opponent dropped to 19-20-2 with 13
knockouts.

"J knew I could have got him out of
there from the first round, but he was very
strong," Barr reflected. "I just wanted to
get some work in, so J wasn't trying to get
out too early."

Barr's long-time manager/trainer Steve
Canton said he couldn't ask for a better

j

performance from Barr to get his feet wet
again.

"T think that for the rest that Freeman
has had and for him to come out here at
home against a guy, who is such a strong
puncher, I would say he did a fabulous
job," Canton noted.

"He's only 75 per cent and like I said
from day one, 75 per cent of Freeman can
beat most guys who. are 90 per cent. So
I'm very pleased with this comeback. We
want to get in at least two-more fights, get-
ting him at 80 and 90 per cent, then he's
ready for anybody who is in the top ten."

‘Canton, the owner of the SJC Boxing
Club, said their aim is to go after former
world champion Roy Jones.

"Roy Jones made his comeback at 175.
He was fighting for the NABO title. Free-
man, however, has been a NABO cham-
pion at 160 and 168.

“He's the only one to have been a cham-
pion at two divisions in the NABO," Can-
ton further declared.

"He would like to be the NABO cham-
pion in three divisions against the former
greatest fighter in the world in Roy Jones.
The fact is that Roy Jones and Freeman
Barr will make for an interesting fight. It's

desire to get back int

a fight that we will definitely be going
after."

In the meantime as he relish in his come-
back victory, Barr said he know he have a
lot of work to do because even though he
felt good, he know that his timing isn't
quite there yet. ae

"T feel like I had my first fight in five
years," he reflected. "Being off for two

years is a long time. So I'm just happy to be .

out there. Now that I'm back, I can con-
centrate on getting stronger and better."
Dubbed "Brawl at the River 2," Barr's
return to Glory couldn't get started with a
more impressive win. The fans in the stands
certainly enjoyed it as they cheered him
on and his camp, including his wife, Tanya,
were left smiling from ear to ear.
Freeman Barr is back and he looked as
‘Natural’ as he did before he took the two-
year break for a series of injuries, including
the most important one - sarcoidosis, @ dis-
ease that had hampered his career for a
long time.

. a '
Canton said it was Barr's tremendous

he ring, which kept
him going to the gym to train, even though
he was advised by the doctors to get some

rest with the healing process.
"He said he wants to be a world cham-

ion and he won't let anything stand in his
way," Canton pointed out. "He certainly
has the potential, but we're not going to
rush it. When he's ready for it, we will
know."
And this time, Barr said he will do what-
ever it takes to get there.

TRIBUNE SPORTS



Event puts
golfers in the
driving seat

@ GOLF
By RENALDO
DORSETT

Sports Reporter

GOLFERS throughout
the country have been
competing for a number
of weeks to lay claim to
bragging rights and earn

' the title “Long Dog Out

of the Pack.” | ;

The Bahamas Profes-
sional Golfers Association
is again hosting its annual
Bahamas National Long
Drive Championships at
the Cable Beach Golf
Club.

The Championships
included four categories,
professionals, amateur,
ladies, and juniors.

The qualifiers for the
contest began on July
25th, with a number of
eager competitors at all
different skill levels set to
compete. ai

After the first day of
qualifiers, Lemon
Gorospe led'the way with
a drive 306 yards...

Glenn Pratt, President
of the BGPA, was in sec-
ond with a drive of 296
yards. | eae

Chris Lewis, golf direc-
tor at the Cable Beach
Golf Club, sat in third
with a drive of 293 yards.

Rounding out the top
four professionals was Jer-

-maine Russell with a drive

of 267 yards.

In the amateur division,
Nolan Johnson led the
‘way with a 254 yard dri-
ve, while Brent Vander-
pool sat in second with a
drive of 251 yards.

Woodside

heads for —
England |
FROM page one

its true potential, we will
put a lot of egg on a lot of
faces. It's all down to the
players. If the Bahamas
doesn’t get over that hur-
dle, we will not achieve
what we are capable of."

For his part, Woodside
told The Tribune that if his
two years with Luctonians
go well, he may want to
stay in England:and see if
he can move up to. the
National Leagues level.

Looking forward to gain-
ing experience from play-
ing rugby at a higher level,
he said: “It’s a good oppor-
tunity. I’ve got to keep
doing it. I’m not going to
let it pass me.

“Big Mac [McCartney]

found me, Stevie Johnson

and. Andrew trained me. I
can’t let them down. I can’t
let the Bahamas down.”

Woodside said -the main
areas he hopes to improve
in England are “passing and’
knowing the game, my
responsibilities and what’s.
my job on the field. That’s
what I lack”.

Davies said Woodside
“quite comfortably”
already has the ability to
play at English National
Division two level, if he
added 10-15 pounds in
weight, and “has an intu-
itive desire to win every
game he plays”.

“If we can send him away
and he comes back with a
completely different out-
look, it will transmit itself to
other players,” Davies
‘added, pointing out that
Woodside was also chosen
because he had the ability
to adapt to the new culture,
lifestyle, that he would
encounter in England.

Davies said opportunities
for young Bahamians to
travel, work and stay out-
side the Bahamas were rel-
atively few, unless they
were attending school or
college overseas, or had
family abroad.

“For a guy who’s got rug-
by playing skills, the world’s
their oyster,” he added.

Woodside’s flight and
stay in the UK has been
assisted financially by mem-
bers of the Bahamian rugby
community, including for-
mer members of the Buc-
caneers club who are now
back in the UK.

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@ RUGBY
By NEIL HARTNELL



NATIONAL team flanker Dan
Woodside is the potential “trailblazer”
for talented Bahamian rugby players,
after becoming the first to gain the
chance to play abroad at “pretty much
the highest level of amateur rugby” in
England.

Woodside, who piays openside flanker
for both the national team and his club,
the Cuckoos, leaves today for a two-year
spell at English club Luctontans, who
play in the Midlands One division in
England - the highest level below the
national leagues and the semi+profes- |
sional game.

Nicknamed ‘the Androsian assassin’,
due to his north Andros roots, Woodside
is rated by one of his coaches as “the
most naturally gifted rugby player I have
seen”. They hope he will eventually
bring back to the, Bahamas the experi-

_ence, approach to training and prepara-
tion, and what is takes to play ata high-
er level, and transmit this to other play-
ers.

Ken McCartney, co-founder of the
Cuckoos, who discovered Woodside, 22,
said: “It’s important that he does well,
because if he does, he can pave the way

for other people. His attitude to play-
ing, getting along with other people, is
very important. He could be the fore-
runner of things to come.”

Woodside’s passage to Luctonians has
been eased by the fact that the father
of Andrew Davies, the coach to the
Bahamas’ national rugby ‘sevens’ team,
is associated with the club. It takes on
about five foreign. players a season, usu-
ally from established rugby playing
nations such as South Africa, New:
Zealand and Australia, but never before
a Bahamian.

Davies said: “The plan is Dan is going
to do well. He has the strength of char-
acter, and the main thing is that he goes
over and represents well. ‘The next time
we have a young man who we felt has |
done well and has aptitude, they'll wel-
come him with open arms.

“J think he’ll [Dan] get greater appre-
ciation of what is needed in terms of
dedication to play this game at the high-

@ BOXING |

onship title.

By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Revorter

JERMAINE
CHOO’ Mackey ialked the
talk and walked the walk, tak-
ing care of business early to
knock out Marcus ‘Marvelous’
Thomas in the sixth round and
claim the WBC Caribbean
Boxing Federation champi-

Mackey, who said earlier

“that if a knock out appeared
hs would take full advantage

of it,” wasted no time in the,

opening minutes of the sixth
round. age

Less than two minutes into.
the round, Mackey was secur-
ing thunderous left hooks and
jabs to the face and body of
Thomas, who was just

‘too shaken up to defend b

ack. ie
But it was the right that sent
Thomas flying to the canvas

comeback

and the referee running to'the

count. | |
The confident Mackey said,

although his opponent came
‘into the ring with such an,

impressive record, he used
patience and experience, giv-

ing him the edge he needed. |
“I just want to thank God for
_ giving me this opportunity to

once again fight in front of a

home crowd,” Mackey said.
“T came into the fight a little

nervous knowing that he had

er levels.”
The Bahamas Rugby Football Union’s
aim is to give Bahamian players as much

‘exposure to international competition

as possible, so they can measure them-
selves against foreign teams and learn
what is required at higher levels than
the national league. —

Although the Bahamas won the Rug-
by World Cup’s northern Caribbean
qualifying tournament last year, beat-
ing Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

-on home’ soil, they learned what inter-

national rugby is all about during a heavy

50-point defeat to Barbados in the play- .

off that decided which Caribbean state
went into the Americas qualifying group.

Training

‘The Barbados team contained a num-
ber of English-based players, who play a
40-game season at a consistently. high
level - exactly the same system Woodside
will be thrust into. He will go straight
into Luctonians’ pre-season training for
a season that starts in early September
2006, and ends in late April/early May
2007. ; :

Davies told The Tribune that he hopes
Woodside’s experience in England will
not only benefit him, but will rub-off on

' other Bahamian players who aspire to

the national team. ae
He added that some players had yet to
show the dedication required, failing to

_ attend training’ regularly, while their skill

and fitness levels had yet to reach the

levels required if the Bahamas was to

be successful consistently-on the region-
al and international stage.

Noting that an adjustment in attitude
would help Bahamians to achieve their
full potential, Davies said: “I have
preached this to the younger players
who are just coming into the squad and
they are responding well. Over the last
year I have noticed a positive change
with certain players, and we are heading
in the right direction but we still have a
long way to go.

“Make no mistake, if and when the
Bahamas national rugby team reaches

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such an impressive record and
is regarded as one of the top
fighters in the Caribbean. But
Ispoke to my coach who also
fought on that level and he
told me not to worry about a
thing, to just go in there and
execute the way I usually do,
fight my fight, not his.

“T did this'and he just could-
n’t handle nothing I was bring-
ing to him, I'started to gain
more and more confidence as
the time went by, and landed
each punch successfully.”

The fight started out evenly
matched with Mackey and
Thomas bouncing around the
ring, trying to feel each other
out. This style of fighting con-
tinued throughout the second
round. :

The first three rounds, both

fighters were evenly matched
with Thomas moving grace-
fully, dodging most of Mack-
‘ey’s attempts, even though.
Mackey was attempting more
punches than Thomas, who
was afraid to move.away from
the ring.

But Mackey would pull
away from Thomas in the
fourth round, attacking him
in the opening minutes. It was-
n’t until this round Mackey’s
attempts started to land; stick-
ing Thomas with the right
jabs. Although: Mackey
secured some points with the
successful right jabs, it was the
left that rocked Thomas.

Mackey’s left connected
with Thomas’ head, which
staggered him causing the ref-
eree to intervene.

The fifth round was the sep-
arating one for Mackey who

poured on the punches.

A tired Thomas wasn’t
expecting Mackey to turn up
the heat in the round, but felt
the burns. Mackey connected
with several big body shots.
that left Thomas .running for
the ropes.

But the ropes couldn’t save
him as Mackey followed, tak-
ing advantage of Thomas’
open body. Thomas had noth-
ing left in the fifth round and
‘struggled to his corner when
the bell sounded.

It was a much needed rest
for: Thomas, who looked
exhausted heading into the
sixth round. A vigilant Mack-
ey seized the opportunity and.
in less than two minutes,
Thomas’ face was gréeted by
the cold canvas.

Mackey added: “I’ve gained
so much confidence now that I
am not about to stop here, I
am ready to go out there and
further my professional career.

“This will not be the end for
me I will be looking to fight
for the British Comune calth
title and hopefully the World
title, which ever one comes
first.”

Mackey is currently the
Bahamas’ super middleweight
title holder.