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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
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Nassau, Bahamas
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Tribune
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2006
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Daily, except Sunday
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Tribune employee stabbed

to death in front of family

Bi By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE gruesome murder of
a.mother of five has left a fam-
ily bereft and a Ponmmuntty
in shock.

Ericka Fowler, 33, for: nine.

years a. valued employee of
The Tribune, became the
country’s 35th murder victim
when she was stabbed to
death in front.of her home on
Saturday night.

Last night, police confirmed

that a suspect had turned him-
self in early Sunday morning.
-. Press liaison officer Inspec-

tor Walter Evans said that
according to eye witness
reports, Ms Fowler and a man
got into a heated argument
just before 9pm on Friday in
front of her home on Comet
Terrace in the Golden Gates
area.

“This argument quickly
escalated,” he said. Ericka was
attacked with a sharp object,
which police believe to have
been a knife.

“When we arrived on the
scene Ericka was lying on the
street, on her back, lifeless.
She had stab wounds about
her body and several gashes
to her throat,” he said.

After the incident, a man
fled the area in a black Nis-
san Sentra.

Ms Fowler’s five children

and her mother witnessed the.

crime.

Remembered by all who
knew her as.a “hard-working,
loving person” Ms Fowler
leaves behind her mother,
Rose Fowler, and her five chil-
dren, Leo Jr, 15; Natrell, 14;

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Ericka Fowler

_Tanrio, 12; Targe, 11; and
Lashon, 9.

During her gaplonneel at

- The Tribune — which began in

1997— Ms Fowler held the
official title of assistant librar-

-ian and archivist. However,

she was often described as the
“most versatile employee”
the newspaper, having the

skills to be able to work’in ©

every department.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Rose Fowler
described how. she and her

five grandchildren became

witnesses to her, daughter’s
death.

“Me and the children and

Ericka were all at home when
(a man) came around. He
tried to get in the house, and

Ericka half-way opened the _

door for him,” she said.
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COUNTING Bamboo Town and |
Fox Hill in his party’s'victory tally, ©
Free National Movement Leader
Hubert Ingraham predicted that, in
the next general election, his party
would “take back” every seat that it

; had in 2002...

Assuring party supporters at Sat-
urday’s anniversary rally that he
was ready, willing, and able to lead.
them to victory again, Mr Ingra-
ham said that the Free National
Movement of 2007 is a different
organization from the FNM of 2002. ,

“We have had time to reflect, to
recognize weaknesses, to shore up
our foundation, and to plan for the
return to better again,” Mr Ingra-
ham told the crowd in attendance
and those listening live by radio.
“We are making ready, and we are
‘listening to you and your concerns.”

In “re-introducing” the FNM, Mr
Ingraham alluded to some of the
internal politics that has plagued
the party since its defeat in 2002,
which has seen some of its mem-
bership split ways.

“All who were with us in 1992































Ingraham. “Some drifted away,
enticed by big promise. Others went

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AT SATURDAY’S anniversary rally,
Free National Movement Leader Hubert
Ingraham questioned whether the power of
governance still lies in the hands of Prime
Minister Perry Christie, or in those of a local

bishop.

ain addressing enthusiastic party support-
ers, Mr Ingraham indirectly criticized Prime

Minister Christie’s lack of public leadership

ham.

on matters of national importance, which
he said has plagued the PLP government in
recent months.

“Who is in charge here?” asked Mr Ingra-
“Do we have a Prime Minister or is
the Bishop the Prime Minister?”

During his address, Mr Ingraham

SEE page nine

Arthur Foulkes: politicians have
no right to intimidate journalists

‘POLITICIANS have a
right to respond to press
criticism but they do not
have the right to threaten
or intimidate journalists,
columnist and former politi-
cian, Sir Arthur Foulkes
said yesterday on Island
FM’s Talk Show, Parlia-

’ ment Street.

Managing Editor John Mar-
quis. Noting that the defer-
ral followed articles by Mr
Marquis that were critical
of various government min-
isters, he considered Immi-
gration’s permit deferral
bad timing.

While he said that politi-
cians have every right to

the press.

Sir Arthur said that the
government had put for-
ward a “flimsy” excuse by
saying that after Mr Mar-
quis had been in the country
for eight years, they had
seen no description of The
Tribune’s training policy.

On Friday Immigration

Sir Arthur questioned the respond to any criticism lev- Minister Shane Gibson said
timing of the Immigration elled at them by the press, that the Immigration
Department’s deferral of . they should refrain from try-
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PLP chairman Raynard Rig-
by has accused opposition
leader Hubert Ingraham of
making several mischaracteri-
sations of the PLP and its “out-
standing record” of governance.

In his speech on Saturday at
an FNM mini-rally, Mr Ingra-
ham made several references to
what he believed to be exam-
ples of corruption within the
ranks of government.

In Mr Rigby’s press release,
issued yesterday, he urged Mr
Ingraham to “remember that
those in a glass house should be
the last ones to throw stones”.

The PLP chairman said he is
satisfied, based on his travels in
the Family Islands and discus-

sions with Bahamians, that the

Chairman Rigby attacks
FNM’s Hubert Ingraham



PLP will be returned to the seat
of the government.

“Even Hubert Ingraham now
sees the handwriting on the
wall,” the PLP chairman said.

Mr Rigby claimed that the
PLP has been accepting former
and disgruntled FNM support-
ers in large numbers since Mr
Ingraham’s return to the lead-
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“Many of them say that
Hubert Ingraham is the same
old dictator and that he believes
and acts as if only he has all of
the answers. It is no surprise
therefore that he is struggling
to gain acceptance and has
found it necessary to publicly
chastise and rebuke his sup-
porters for their infighting.

“Perhaps, if Hubert Ingraham
understood what democracy

~ was all about, he would truly

appreciate why his own party is
so opposed to his single-handed

selection of all of the candi-

dates,” Mr Rigby said.

“He would even stoop to crit-
icise the Church and the
Church’s involvement in nation-
al affairs,” Mr Rigby added. “It
should be obvious that Ingra-
ham is no respecter of the
Church and has not yet grasped

_the salient principles of a

democracy and how a democ-
racy works.

“This PLP has shown that the
Bahamian people have a right
to participate in the affairs of
the government and the com-
missions appointed by the
prime minister are a testament
to the skill, intellectual and

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Hi HUBERT Tigrahain speaks to FNM supporters on
Saturday as the FNM held their family fun day

(Photo: Felipé Malar Tribune staff)

national good that can be gen-
erated when Bahamians from
all walks of life put their heads
together to solve and assist in
the framing of national poli-
cies,” Mr Rigby said.

The chairman encouraged

voters not to go back to the:

“dark days” of Hubert Ingra-
ham.

“He single-handedly
rammed down the throats of
the financial services sector
eleven pieces of legislation

without’ any form of consul-

tation and when he tried to
bam-boozle the Bahamian
people into accepting his
views: on constitutional
reform.

“This is the same Hubert
Ingraham who publicly threat-

ened, pledged and promised
to reduce the ranks of the civ-
il service if his party wins the
ne» . general elections.

“That means Mr Ingraham ,

would find it appropriate to
displace hundreds of hard
working Bahamians and take
bread out of the mouths of
their hundreds of Bahamian
families,” the chairman said.

He was referring to a state-

“ment made by Mr Ingraham

earlier this month, in which
he said that he is in favour of
a smaller public sector.

However, Mr Ingraham
said he would like to see many
of the public sector jobs move
to the private sector, and did
not say he would displace any
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Elder Castro
says Fidel’s
health is
improving

@ CUBA
Havana

‘RAMON Castro, the older
brother of Cuban leader Fidel
Castro, said Saturday his more
famous sibling is steadily
improving after intestinal
surgery that has left their
younger brother Raul tem-
porarily in charge of the coun-
try, accordimg to Associated
Press.

‘“He’s much better,” Ramon

’ Castro said of Fidel. “He works

savagely and that has a cost.”
Ramon Castro, who turns 82
in October, is a lifelong farmer
who has stayed out of national
politics.
The eldest Castro brother,
who bears a striking resem-

blance to 80-year-old Fidel with
his Romanesque profile and

white beard, spoke at the inter-
national airport awaiting the
arrival of Florida cattleman
John Parke Wright IV, with
whom he has formed a strong

. friendship during the Ameri-

can’s frequent visits to the
island.

The specifics of Castro’s ail-
ment and the nature of the

: - surgery he underwent have
been treated as a state secret.

The leader blamed his heavy
work and travel schedule for
causing sustained intestinal
bleeding, which prompted. the
neéd for emergency surgery.

Recent. government pho-
tographs and video of the leader _
showed him conscious, coher-
ent and in good spirits.

Migrants ©
are found

at sea near
Puerto. Rico.

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

THE US Coast Guard
returned 41 migrants — includ-
ing seven Ecuadoreans — to.a
port in the Dominican Republic
on Saturday after picking them
up at sea near this US
Caribbean territory, ig i
said.

The migrants — seven
Ecuadoreans and 34 Domini-
cans — were detained late Fri-
day by the Coast Guard in the
Mona Passage, an often-per-
ilous stretch of sea separating
Puerto Rico’s west coast and
the Dominican Republic, said
Ricardo Castrodad, a Coast
Guard spokesman.

The Ecuadorean and
Dominican migrants, who were

‘aboard a low-slung boat known

as a yola, were traveling illegal-
ly to the U.S. Caribbean terri-
tory from the Dominican
Republic, Castrodad said.

After taking the migrants
aboard a Coast Guard cutter,
the wooden boat was destroyed
as a hazard to navigation in the
Mona Passage, where the
Atlantic meets the Caribbean.

Castrodad said the presence
of the Ecuadorean migrants on »
a boat attempting to carry
migrants from the Dominican
Republic to Puerto Rico’s
rugged Mona Island, a roughly
40-mile (110-kilometer) jour-
ney, was “unusual.

“I can’t say the last time it
happened, but it’s been a long
while. It is unusual,” he said.

Fishing boats filled with
migrants from the impoverished
South American nation trying
to reach the United States are
regularly found in the Pacific
Ocean.



THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 3





Mysterious
death case
now 34th

of the year

POLICE have officially clas-
sified the case of last week’s

“mysterious” death of a 41- -

year-old father of two as the
34th murder of the year.

James Alexander Dino Storr
was found last Tuesday morn-
ing, bound at the hands and
feet, in his home in Sunshine
Park.

He was discovered by a rela-
tive who lives in the area.

At the time of the discovery,
police could not detect any signs
of physical trauma, stab or gun-
shot wounds on the body.
Autopsy results, however, have
now shown that Mr Storr was
strangled to death.

Investigations into this matter
continue.

Doctors
Hospital
staff on
course

ASSOCIATES at Doctors
Hospital have completed a 16-
week, comprehensive course on
medical terminology.

The course reportedly
encompassed all the systems of
body, their structures, functions,
pathology, procedures, disease
processes and the medical
terms, roots, prefixes, suffixes,
and an overview of anatomical

‘terms related to those systems.

“The goal of the course was
to gain an understanding of
medical terminology so that
once used, the participants not
only understood them, but were
able to recognise the new terms
when they came across them in

’ the future,” said the hospital in

a statement.

“Medical terminology is a
specialised language used by
health care practitioners such
as unit secretaries, admissions
clerks, healthcare workers want-
ing to upgrade their skills, as
well as persons working in med-
ical transcription, medical cod-
ing or medical billing,” it said.
“This course gives them a better
understanding of their job func-
tion, duties and responsibilities.

At the end of the course, par-
ticipants. were reportedly able
to recognise and understand the
meaning of word-parts, define
the meaning of commonly used
medical terms and construct
and formulate terms from basic
elements.

The participants were asked
to devote time to study for
quizzes every week, do home-
work assignments, and had to
prepare for mid-term and end
of term exams.

Cuban dies
during US

immigration

’ Patty joins c

alls in

ip eioee of Tribune editor

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor

WORKERS’ Party leader
Rodney Moncur has added his
voice to those calling on the
government to remove the “sil-
ly impasse” it has placed on
the work permit of Tribune
managing editor John Marquis.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, Mr Moncur said that
while Workers’ Party accepts
that there is no automatic enti-
tlement to a work permit in
the Bahamas, it is disturbed at
what appears to be the awak-
ening of “that all too familiar
period of Progressive Liberal
Party autocratic victimisation.”

“Those PLP politicians who
have nothing better to do than
to blame the media for every
criticism levelled at the gov-
ernment would do themselves
and the country better if they

spent their time doing their —

jobs for which they are paid,
rather than sitting down com-
posing victimisation lists for
the cabinet,” he said.

“One would have to won-
der if the Perry Christie gov-
ernment is trying to silence
any criticism of its already dis-
mal record in office as the gen-
eral election approaches and
hence the first line of their
offence is to muzzle the
media.”

Mr Moncur said the PLP
has.a long way to go in proving
themselves worthy of a second
term, but must realise that it is
the Bahamian voter-— not the
pen of Mr Marquis — that will
determine their fate.

He also noted that it is an
internationally accepted norm
‘that journalists are free to ply
their craft anywhere in the free

“world once they can enter a

country — a norm that is
becoming even more accepted
as the world becomes a global
village.



H RODNEY Moncur

Mr Moncur’s comments fol-
low condemnation of the gov-
ernment’s decision to defer Mr
Marquis’ work permit from
both Bahamas Democratic
Movement leader Cassius Stu-
art and civil rights activist
Clever Duncombe.

Both men threatened to
organise a massive freedom of
the press demonstration in
Nassau and Mr Duncombe
said he would lead a protest
outside the home of Prime
Minister Perry Christie if nec-
essary. :

Observers have noted that
the deferral of Mr Marquis’

_ work permit came in the’ wake

of a series of scathing articles
he wrote criticising the per-
formance of certain govern-
ment officials.

Immigration Minister Shane
Gibson has said the deferral
was carried out because The
Tribune failed to provide him

with information he requested,

about its training programmes
to replace foreign employees

_with Bahamians.

Mr Gibson denied that the
matter had anything to do
with the freedom of the press,

saying instead it was a matter

of policy.

However in an interview
with The Tribune last week,
Mr Gibson admitted that there
is no written immigration pol-
icy manual, and that the all
decisions are subjective. “It’s
all in the eyes of the behold-
er,” he said.

And Tribune publisher
Eileen Carron has denied that
immigration officials made any
request for information before
the deferral decision came to
light. She said that she was
told that a Labour department
inspector was to come in to
interview Mr Marquis and his
replacement, but the depart-
ment never made an appoint-
ment for a meeting. A meet-
ing, therefore, never took
place.

Mr Moncur continued:

“We in the Workers’ Party
have also felt the scorch of Mr
Marquis’ incisive but bi-parti-
san pen and we value the work
of a free press.

“Whether we realise it or
not, the standard of journal-
ism in the Bahamas and the
ideals of an informed elec-
torate in a healthy democra-
cy can only be helped with the
continuance of Mr Marquis in
his current role.”

He said that journalists in
the Bahamas need constant
training and updating of their
skills and craft and seasoned
veterans like Mr Marquis can
only be an asset in this arena.

- Mr Moncur urged the gov-
ernment to “step into the light
of a modernised and intelli-
gent society and not give the
nation another black eye.”

“The Workers’ Party hereby
calls on the government to do
the right thing for perhaps the
first time in their laborious and
tedious four long years in
office and remove this silly
impasse on Mr Marquis’s work
permit.

“If the government was wise
they would hire Mr Marquis to
do some training for publicists

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on the government payroll who
are badly in need of updating
their skills,” he added.

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IN a potentially precedent-
setting case, a Dominican:
woman married to a Cuban
green-card holder may face
deportation from the United
States because her husband had
a héart attack during an immi-
gration hearing and died before
her case was closed, according
to Associated Press.

Maritza Hernandez, 53, was
at immigration offices a week
ago when her husband Juan, 50,
died while being questioned
about Maritza’s application for
a green card.

The case touches on the
unique status of Cuban immi-
grants in the United States.

Juan received a green card in

. 1993, because federal law allows
Cubans to apply for residency
after a year in the country. Fed-

_ eral law allows immediate rela-
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Tribune loses a jewel in Ericka

ON SATURDAY night The Tribune lost a
jewel.

Ericka Fowler was one of the happiest, most
willing and versatile members of our staff. On
Saturday night in a senseless argument she
was murdered outside her Golden Gates home
as her mother and five frightened children
looked on. Ericka was only 33 years old.

Ericka came to The Tribune nine years ago
through an employmeft agency. We were
looking for a maid — those were the days
when The Tribune was an evening newspaper
and we practically lived on the premises. Eric-
ka was looking for work. In fact she was des-
perate for work. :

Ericka, only 25, was single, already a moth-
er of four, with a fifth child in the making.
She had her first child at 16. All of her five chil-
dren were for the same man.

Ericka was an excellent maid, neat, willing to
do whatever she was asked, and always trying .

to find other ways to please us. She had a bub-
bly personality, but she did her maid’s work so
quickly and efficiently that she had a lot of
time on her hands and a lot of time to float
around the office and chat. Some complained
that she was the most disruptive force to hit
our offices — she was in and out of every-
thing, curious to know how everything worked.
As a consequence she was disturbing the work
flow.

We quickly realised that she was above aver-
age intelligence and was anxious to learn.
Somehow we had to keep her busy and occu-
py her very capable, but.idle hands. Although,
she never complained, but continued to do
her little bit of dusting and cleaning to the
‘end, her talents were being wasted.

One day the librarian said he needed a
helper. Ah, ha! we thought, just the thing for
Ericka. And so Ericka was sent to the library.
“A maid to the library!” someone scoffed.
“Yes, why not?” we laughed. We had great
confidence in our little Ericka.

She transformed the library. Ericka could
file, she could organize, she had an artistic
eye. The little library was a new place after it
had been touched by the magic hand of our lit-
tle “maid.” But still this was not enough for
Ericka. She soon mastered the computers, she
could archive the pages — and even when she
was on holiday she came in early every morn-
ing to do this. She learned to take photographs
and was taking photos for the classified and
display advertising departments.

Still that-was not enough for Ericka. She °

moved. into the news room where she was
taught how to tone photdgraphs and put them
into the system for the editors. One day News
Editor Paco Nufiez needed a photographer
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She returned with excellent photographs.

A few weeks ago we were going through
the Entertainment section of The Tribune. We

_ couldn’t believe our eyes. There was Ericka’s

byline over an excellent feature story. The fol-
lowing week another one appeared. Ericka
had a flair for everything she did — she was an
absolute natural.

We found he: taking photographs for the
religion section, the arts, entertainment and
general features. .

Really Ericka could have been anything’
she wanted to be. If trained she could have
been a florist, or an interior decorator. When-
ever she moved into a room it was trans-
formed. A few years ago she took over the
switchboard and that small area was

- rearranged and a plant appeared behind her

desk. She still assisted on the switchboard
when the operator was to lunch or on holi-
day.

At Christmas time she did all of the office
decorations.

“She had a heart of gold — she was a good
girl,” said Angela Butler, who heads the clas-
sified advertising department. “She worked
hard and she did it with love.”

We discovered that Ericka had even moved
into the Circulation Department, where she
had an early morning route delivering The
Miami Herald.

Young Ericka did not have an easy life. But

whatever her problems at home, they were: -

left at home. When she entered The Tribune

she seemed the most carefree, happy person in.

the world.

It was not unusual to walk through a’ Tribune
department at the moment of crisis when an
extra hand was needed to hear a staff member
call: “ Where is Ericka? Quick, find Ericka!”

Last. week she and Paco Nuiiez were
preparing a proposal to present to Managing
Editor John Marquis. The proposal was that
Erica was to have a camera, and devote one
day to the newsroom where she would be sent
out on assignments as a reporter. Of course, if
that plan had gone through, it would have
been only a matter of time before Ericka
would have been a permanent fixture in the
newsroom. Who knows how far she would
have gone.

And so her death this weekend was a
tragedy — a young woman struck down in the
prime of life and at a moment when her career
had taken aim for the stars.

Ericka, we shall all miss you. Oh, how we
shall miss you.

-We send our deepest sympathy to her par-
ents and her five children, especially to Natrell,
14, and Lashon, 9, who spent many hours here
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Leave our
landmarks
well alone

EDITOR, The Tribune

I WAS surprised to learn
upon my return from Miami last
night on a delayed flight which

' arrived at Nassau after.12 mid-
night, to hear Bahamasair’s -

spokesperson welcoming arriv-
ing passengers (tourists and res-
idents alike) not to The
Bahamas and its capital city,
Nassau, but. to a renamed air-
port.

The incoming aircraft to Mia-
mi which was delayed had to be
diverted to Freeport due to bad
weather before resuming its run
to Miami, Florida. Hence, the
earlier flights from Miami were
similarly delayed as Bahama-
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aircraft. Therefore, passengers,
especially tourists, on our flight
did not know immediately in
which island or country they

-had landed.

‘You would think that tourism
was important to The Bahamas,
but all the greetings about the
touristic aspect of our island
nation have been abandoned;
instead returning residents are
welcomed to an airport not to
our home. oon

I notice from another news-
paper that a major highway the

East/West Highway, will also
be renamed, and that the forth-
coming elections will be held
on a date connected to the same
person.

Well, I hope for the good of
all that the Government in its
over-zealous pursuit, will kind-
ly leave intact the names of our
capital city, Nassau, our island,
New Providence, and our coun-
try, Bahamas, and any other his- _
torical landmarks so that gen-

erations following will have his-

torical continuity. The Bahamas
belongs to all its citizens not a
special few.

SHIRLEA VOTER
Nassau
August 10 2006

Well done ambassador

EDITOR, The Tribune

I want to applaud our
Ambassador John Rood for
going directly to the media to
share his concerns over the rela-
tionship between the US and
the Bahamas. A local, attorney
Moss was upset that Mr Rood
did not approach the PLP gov-
erning party. Well, if the PLP
does not know, under their
leadership, this relationship
has deteriorated then their head

ale o

EDITOR, The Tribune

I extend congratulations to
the Christie Administration,

generally, and the Hon Obie —

Wilchcombe, MP and Minister
of Tourism, in particular, on
successfully bringing about the
sale of the troubled Royal Oasis

Hotel in Freeport, Grand °

Bahama.
This is welcome news for the

long suffering displaced workers

at that resort and they may now

' have an opportunity to rebuild

their lives and get a grip on their
finances. It took a bit long to
conclude this matter, but I’ve
always maintained that it is bet-
ter late, than never.at all.
Minister Wilchcombe is “the
man of the hour” and must be
given the praise for remaining
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It is very disturbing that this
government in power would
align itself to vote for Cuba to
be on the Human Rights' Coun-
cil. Most Bahamians share their
love of democracy as we Amer-
icans do and are at a loss for
Fred Mitchell's philosophy in
casting your country's vote in
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nally optimistic when so many
others, including myself, at one
point, took a bleak stance. It
has long been my contention
that Minister Wilchcombe is
one of the hardest working
members of the administration
of the Rt Hon Perry Gladstone
Christie.

Congratulations are also in
order to the hard working attor-
neys, Messrs Valentine. Grimes,
a New Providence based
lawyer, and Jethro Miller, based
in Grand Bahama, whose late
wife and myself were admitted
to the Bar on the same date,
some years ago.

It is truly refreshing to see

the high degree of competency —

and diligence which these two
relatively young black Bahami-
an lawyers brought to the nego-
tiating table. Hitherto, these



‘send a chill down any right-

thinking Bahamian’s spine.

Once again, good job Mr.
Rood for taking your concerns
directly to the Bahamian peo-
ple, instead of some watered
down version coming from the
party in control of this Bahami-
an government.

CHARLES
LONGFELLOW
JI, Florida
August 15 2006_

Oasis

sort of multi-million dollar deals
would have been brokered
through one of the larger estab-
lished so-called white law firms.
With the successful sale and
anticipated reopening of the
Royal Oasis, Grand Bahama is
poised to resume her place as
the jewel of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, in short order.
Politically, this can only boast
the excellent chances of the
PLP being re-elected and the
Rt Hon Prime Minister’s legacy
for the future. Way to go, Min-
ister Wilchcombe.
- To God then, in all of these
things, we give thanks and, of
course, the glory.

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Crack houses ma

ke mockery

of urban renewal programme

HE next time the top

brass of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force trot off
to collect some international
award for the success of Urban
Renewal, they should return
with some explanation as to
why there seems to have been
no diminution in the number of
crack houses, sellers and addicts
in our inner city. |

On any given evening, any
member of the Bahamian pub-
lic can take a drive around the
city and identify the many
entrepots ‘in an apparently thriv-
ing trade. Some of the more bla-
tant examples include:-

e A particular active and vis-
ible crack house on Carew
Street, off Mount Royal
Avenue. This is within the area
of responsibility of the Southern
District, located on nearby
Wulff Road.

e There is another midway

up Hawkins Hill and another’

on Canaan Lane, both in the
Central District (the former
within easy sight of a major gov-
ernment office complex).

The impunity with which
these and countless other crack
houses operate is demonstrat-
ed by the ease with which a
casual observer (like this colum-
nist) can identify them. Yet
somehow, the whole chain of
command of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force seems
unaware of their existence.

Unless we are to take a dim
view of the powers of observa-
tion of our men in unfotn, then

it is perfectly clear that someone
in their chain of command has
taken a policy position that qui-
et, low-key criminality can be
tolerated so long as it remains
confined to ghetto communi-
ties.

Another aspect of this poli-
cy seems to be the tolerance of
the other illicit activities (such
as prostitution and the barter
of stolen or received goods)
which go hand in hand with
serious drug addiction.

This thinking is not only at
odds with the stated aims of the

PERSPECTIVES



ANDREW ALLEN

hen, in the 1990’s

New York City
undertook its ultimately suc-
cessful policy of zero tolerance,
the NYPD paid particular
attention to precisely the sort
of breeding spots of criminality



It is perfectly clear that
someone in their chain of
command has taken a policy
position that quiet, low-key
criminality can be tolerated so
long as it remains confined to
ghetto communities. |



Prime Minister’s much-vaunt-
ed Urban Renewal Project. It
is also based on a premise that is
demonstrably false. Like mos-
quito-breeding pools, pockets
of criminality affect the quality
of life of all who share a con-
tiguous landmass with them, not
just those unlucky enough to
inhabit their immediate vicinity.

that are completely ignored by
the RBPF. Crack houses
throughout the city were tar-

geted with a fury that ultimate- _

ly convinced many drug addicts
either. to seek help or else to
find another place to live. The
result was a general decline. in
the many crimes associated with
addiction to crack cocaine.

As the architects of the New
York policy recognized, you
simply cannot separate a toler-

ance for general, low level crim- ©

inality, from the then-prevalence
of more serious crimes. This is
so especially in the case of
cocaine addiction, given its very
obvious link to crimes like theft
and robbery.

In the Bahamas, we have for
decades had first hand experi-
ence of the connection between
cocaine addiction and serious
crimes against the person and
property. In addition to outright
crime, it has fuelled a general
social degeneracy in many inner
city areas that has continued to
churn out ghetto values into the
wider community.

If there is one single matter

that ought to receive the fullest
attention of the Urban Renew-

al Programme, it is the network .

of drug houses that dot the
inner city and low income areas
of the city.

here is simply no con-

ceivable excuse forthe .

under-reaction that presently
characterizes the attitudes of
law enforcement officials
towards them. In fact, in many
cases the proaungee explana-

Police conduct car searches

INCREASED Bales presence could be
seen on the streets of New Providence this
weekend, as officers conducted island-wide

vehicular searches.

On Friday and Saturday night police,
* officers were ‘spotted shining flashlights
*into cars and, stopping certain vehicles
for more thorough searches along Vil-

lage Road and Bay Street.

Speaking with The Tribune yesterday,
press liaison officer Inspector Walter Evans
said that this weekend’s initiative is part of
an ongoing police effort to reduce crime
on the streets of Nassau.

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and recovered one stolen vehicle.

tion seems to be corruption, as
dishonest officers extort a kind
of tax from these outfits, much
as they do to the many num-
bers houses in the same areas.
All of this makes a mockery
of whatever credit either gov-
ernment or senior police offi-
cials would take for the visible
successes of the Urban Renew-
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FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce president
Dr Doswell Coakley is very
pleased about the prospect of the
sale of the Royal Oasis and the
possibility of an economic turn-
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However, he stressed that sogme
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responsibility to Bahamian work-
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“We are quite pleased and
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“We certainly hope that the
powers that be would ensure that
as we move forward that we nev-
er go back to the history of what
caused the Royal Oasis to be
what it has been for some time,”
he said.

Although there has been no
official announcement by the gov-
ernment on the sale yet, reports
are that Lehman Brothers, the
property’s mortgagee, signed a
$40 million deal early this week
with World Investments Holdings
out of Florida for the resort.

The Royal Oasis property,
which comprises of 900 guest

rooms, a casino, and 98 timeshare

units, closed in 2004 following
Hurricane Frances. About 1,400
workers were laid off.

The Driftwood Group, the
owners, left behind a mountain
of outstanding debts to the gov-
ernment, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and other local suppli-
ers and vendors.

Last year, the government paid
out $5 million in redundancy pay-
ments to displaced hotel work-
ers. A remainder $1.2 million is
still owed to the workers.

Dr Coakley said the sale of
Royal Oasis would give rise to
job opportunities for Bahamians

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“We wish them well,” the
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lady is going to sing, and when
the fat lady sings, the game is
over. It’s time to work.”

Telling the listening audience
that they have a real fight
ahead of them, Mr Ingraham
also warned them that the PLP
“is going to fight tooth and nail
to hold on to power.”

“They will stoop to every-
thing to hold on to power and
the perks of office,” Mr Ingra-
ham told his audience. “Don’t
ask about how low tpeyy are
going to go.”

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ter must come again,” Mr
Ingraham said, “and better will
come with the FNM.”
Duting his address, Mr
Ingraham called the audience’s
attention to a number of activ-
ities being undertaken by gov-
ernment as it prepares for elec-



tion, in particular, recent
efforts by the Ministry of Edu-
cation and Ministry of Works
to refurbish, expand, and con-
struct new schools.

“T see, right now, all kinds

_ of trailers down there by A F

Adderley School,” Mr Ingra-

ham said. “In ten years in
office, the FNM never had to
do that. Bring in trailers? No,
no, no. We built 12 new schools

in 10 years, and the PLP in four

years have. not built a single
school in the Bahamas
nowhere. Now election com-
ing along, they knocking this
down, knocking that down, and.
they ain’t gonna be ready.”

He also noted the present
conditions that straw market
workers find themselves hav-
ing to’ work under saying: “Can
you imagine what a worthless
government this is? They can’t
build a straw market in four
years. Unbelievable. The Prime
Minister has to pass there every
Tuesday and most Wednes-
days. And he sees those ven-
dors right there in that tent put
up after the hurricane, and his
heart is hardened, and he has-
n’t done it.”

“That couldn’t happen under
my watch,” continued Mr
Ingraham.

“I don’t care what the ven-
dors politics are, that couldn’t
happen on my watch, and it
ain’t gonna happen when we
come back either.”

He told those gathered to
hear his address: “Months lead-
ing up to election they are flail-
ing around like a chicken with-
out a head. But the good thing
is that they are not fooling any-
body by announcing all of
these things.. We recognize
PLP election errors. That is
what they did when they were
in government before. That is
their modus operandi.
Announce or start a lot of pub-
lic works leading up to elec-
tion, once election is over, they
revert to do nothing for the
people, but get the special
deals for their close friends and
associates.”

Calling them a scandal-rid-
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refrained from using “the Bish-
op’s” name, but in relation to
the context of his speech, many
in attendance were immedi-
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stories which noted that calls
were put in to Mount Tabor’s
Bishop Neil Ellis, hoping that
his presence would bring about
speedy resolution to difficult
industrial disagreements
between the government and
the Water and Sewage Corpo-
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governing party.

In continuing his attack on
government’s administrative
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badly, stumbling from crisis to
crisis.

“Difficulties between the
government and the BUT, and
the minister said at 2 o’clock in
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chaos that gripped British air-
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about the impact this will have
on tourism and the heavy bur-
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whose economies are highly
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try.

British Airways, which has
been hard hit by the flight can-
cellations, has already
announced that it will-be seek-
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British government and British
Airports Authority, the private
company that runs the three

main London airports. Other —

airlines, including Virgin
Atlantic, have said the same
thing. But, it is unlikely that
they would be.successful.

And, if-they aren’t, recoup-
ing the lost revenues could ulti-
mately be borne by passengers
in the form of higher
fares. Should that happen, it will
have an adverse affect on
tourism from Britain to long-
haul destinations such as those
in the Caribbean, but this is left
to be seen.

What is clear is that new secu-
rity measures will be introduced
at' airports around the world
and airport authorities will pass
these higher costs on to air-
lines. In turn, the airlines will,
undoubtedly, apply the costs to
the passengers, and this is

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bound to adversely affect
tourism in the medium to long
term.

Fe the time being, how-
ever, the major disrup- °

tion of British airports that last-
ed. for more than a week has
had no dramatic effect on the
tourist industry.

This is largely because, unlike
9/11 in the United States, the
plan to blow-up several aircraft
bound from London on trans-
Atlantic flights was foiled by
security forces, and nothing
actually happened.

There were no burning build-



New security
measures will
be introduced at
airports around
the world and
airport
authorities will
pass these
higher costs on
to airlines.



ings, no exploding aircraft and
no horribly mutilated bodies.

In the absence of such dra-
matically frightening images and
any clear and evident danger to
aircraft, travellers continued to
throng British Airports despite
cancellations of over two thou-
sand flights. The worst they
endured were new security
measures that severely restrict-
ed what they could take on
board as hand luggage.

But, as the British Home Sec-
retary, John Reid, has warned

_the threat of other terrorist

activity remains real in the Unit-
ed Kingdom and throughout
Europe. And, since aviation is a
popular target, further attacks
on airplanes cannot be dis-
counted in the longer term.
The safety of air travel, there-
fore, has to be an area of con-
stant vigilance by security
authorities - around’ the
world. And, this will cost mon-
ey. In all countries it will divert
financial resources from health,

education, housing and higher -

pensions for old people. The
diversion of such financial
resources will be felt hardest by
the people of developing coun-
tries. —

If the terrorists manage again
to blow up an airplane with
hundreds of passengers. on
board, the effect will undoubt-



@ SIR Ronald Sanders

edly be catastrophic for tourism.
And, the terrorists are not
about to give up.
They are well aware that they
won stunning psychological vic-
tories with 9/11 in the US; with



Time and again
the world has

witnessed

situations in
which intensified
measures in one
place to curb an
activity have ~
pushed that
activity into

‘areas where

policing and —
enforcement is
weak.



the London train bombings on

July 7th last year; and with the

previous bombings in Spain,
Kenya and Bali.

Each of these incidents.has
emboldened them, particularly
when they witness the enor-
mous economic damage they

cause even when their plans are .

foiled.

he worry for other
parts of the world,

including the Caribbean, which
is host to hundreds of thousands
of tourists from the United
States and Europe, is: when will



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their airports and airlines
become attractive targets for
terrorism?

There is no good reason to
believe that targeting airports
in tourist resort areas such as
the Caribbean could not or
would not happen.

Time and again the world has
witnessed situations in which
intensified measures in one
place to curb an activity have
pushed that activity into areas
where policing and enforcement
is weak.

Efforts to combat drug traf-
ficking is a good example. In
the Caribbean, when new and
tough anti-drug trafficking
machinery was introduced in
Jamaica, the scale of drug traf-
ficking escalated in the Eastern
Caribbean.

All this calls for new invest-
ment in technical equipment for
airports. Chris Yates, who is the
aviation security editor at the

magazine, Jane’s Aviation |

Review, is quoted by the British
Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC) as saying that “explo-
sives can be disguised and will
not get picked up by the ordi-
nary X-ray machines currently
in use across UK airports”. He
pointed out that at London’s
Heathrow airport “three Rapis-

‘can Systems Secure body scan-

ners for detecting ‘high-tech
plastic and ceramic firearms and
explosives” have been intro-
duced.

[ will not be long before
airports all over the world
will be required to install such
equipment in order to satisfy
international standards for safe-
ty.

Developing countries — par-
ticularly small states such as
those in the Caribbean and
Pacific — will be expected to
spend money to buy new equip-
ment as part of heightened
security for their airports: But,
they need access to low cost.
funding if they are to do the job
properly.

International Financial Insti-
tutions, such as the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF)
and the World Bank, as well as
the governments of the United
States, the European Union,

- Canada and Japan, should now

acknowledge that it is time for
them to match lending policies
to the need to combat terror-
ism. -

The IMF and World Bank
should amend their policies to
provide low cost funding with-
out their usual conditions to
developing countries who,
themsélves, should be pressing
for attention to be paid to their

plight in this matter.
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accordin g to Associated Press.

Hill abruptly fell ill and died
in Berlin while the group were
in the middle of a European
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Andrea. She did not know the
cause of death.

The group’s website said the
band will continue its summer
concert tour as a tribute to the
smooth-voiced tenor, with Hill’s
son Kenyatta taking on lead
vocals.

One of reggae’s most endur-

ing bands, Culture was led by
Hill for three decades. Hill
penned the group’s best known

‘songs, including “Two Sevens

Clash,” “Natty Never Get
Weary” and “I’m Not
Ashamed.”

Born in the rural Jamaican
parish of St Catherine in 1949,
Hill began his musical career
in the late 1960s as a percus-
sionist.

As the Rastafarian influence
on reggae grew in the 1970s, he
formed Culture and remained
its driving force through more
than 30 albums.

Hill said “Two Sevens Clash,”
Culture’s most influential

_ record, was based on a predic-

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FROM page one

Department will make a deci-
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@ ISLAMABAD,
Pakistan

PAKISTAN is opti-
mistic that the U.S. will
release 26 of its citizens:
held at Guantanamo
Bay and the main U.S.
military base in
Afghanistan on suspi-
cion of terrorism links, a
senior official said Sat-
urday, according to
Associated Press.

The 26 men were
among dozens of Pak-
istanis captured during
and after U.S.-led
attacks on Afghanistan,
prompted by the Sept.
11, 2001, terror attacks,
toppled the former
Taliban regime for

sheltering Osama bin
Laden.

€

Freed.

Washington has so far
freed 68 Pakistanis from
its prison at Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba, but
at least six others are
still held there, said the
official, who traveled to
Guantanamo days ago
and met with the Pak-
istani prisoners.

He said 20 more are’
being held at the main
U.S. military base-in
Afghanistan at Bagram,
which he visited earlier
this month.

U.S. officials had
asked for a formal
request for their release,
and Pakistan would sub-
mit it next week, he
said. U.S. officials could
not be immediately,
reached Saturday for
comment.

The six held at Guan-
tanamo include an
alleged al-Qaida

‘financier, businessman

Saifullah Paracha.
He was arrested

at Bangkok’s interna-

tional airport in July

2003.





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84 Blue Hill Road * P.O. Box N-8161 ° Tel: 325-7867
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-MR JAMES

- ALEXANDER
DEAN STORR,

(aka “DINO”), 41

a resident of Milky Way
North, Sunshine Park
will be held on
Wednesday, 23rd
August, 2006 at Saint
Agnes Anglian Church,
Baillou Hill Road at 2:30pm. Officiating will
be The Rt Rev Bishop Gilbert Thompson and
Rev Fr Rodney Burrows. Interment will follow
in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Solider
Road. .


















Left to continue his legacy and to cherish his
fond memory are his wife, Anna Hallberg Storr;
two children, Devon and Jordan; mother, Renee
Storr; father and step mother, James and Gina
Storr; father and mother-in-law, Karl and Anita
Hallberg; two brothers, Kelsey Storr (Lynette)
and Ryan Roker; brothers-in-law; Bjorn.
Hallberg; four sisters, Lisa Logan (Darren),
Latina Storr, Raeh Roker and Keva Storr; seven
nephews, Kelsey Storr Jr, Sean Storr, Chris
Cole, Corey Storr, Devin Cole, Andrew Storr
and Morgan Samuels; niece, Christina Storr;
three aunts, Patsy Johnson, Eileen Adderly and
Celeste Storr; eight uncles, Leroy and
Theophilas Storr, Basil and Charles Tynes,
Leonard Simmon, Leslie Sealy, Norman Tynes
and Vanroy Sealy, and a host of other cousins,
friends and loved ones. raat




















The body will repose at the chapel of the Saints
Sweeting’s Colonial Mortuary and
Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Road from llam
on Tuesday until 6pm and at the church from
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violent domestic disputes

FOLLOWING this weekend’s murder
of 33-year-old Ericka Fowler, a mother of
five, police are once again appealing to
Bahamians to do their civic duty and con-
tact authorities whenever they hear of or
witness domestic disputes that have the

potential of turning violent.

“We have a culture in this country
where people tend to turn a blind eye to

these kinds of things.

“The Royal Bahamas Police Force
frowns upon this sort of behaviour. Police

Mother of five murdered ©

FROM page one

Mrs Fowler said she was in
her bedroom at the time and
heard her daughter and the
man “fussing and fighting.”

“T went into the kitchen
and told them to stop fuss-
ing all the time. He threat-
ened to kill the children right
there in the kitchen, but I
said he would have to kill me

first,” Mrs Fowler said.

At this point, she said one
of the children opened the
kitchen door an let a man in.

“Ericka ran outside to get
help from a neighbour and

‘he came up behind her, run-

ning after her down the
road,” her mother said.

She was stabbed, then
dragged onto the back seat
of a car parked outside the
house.. _

At this time two of Ms
Fowler’s children ran to get
help from neighbours.

Fourteen-year-old Natrell
told The Tribune that she
and her brother, Tanrio, ran
to seek assistance from
somewhere.

Mrs. Fowler said she ran
after them, but was afraid to
get between the arguing cou-
ple. 3
She said the children took

“their mother out of the car.

“They laid her on the ground
and.she was gasping for

said.

the plate,” he said.

Commissioner Paul Farquharson wants to
voice his displeasure on this matter,” he

Mr Evans said that when people wit-
ness domestic “uprisings”, it is their civil
responsibility to alert the authorities.

“As a good, responsible citizen you are
obligated to call someone to assist and
not let it get to the point where some-
thing happens, like in the Ericka Fowler
case. We are asking people to step up to

Mr Evans also urged people not to let
any kind of domestic turmoil simmer
below the surface for long periods of .
time, without attempting to seek some
kind of outside assistance.

“Of course I speak for the police, and
we especially have our domestic violence |
department that deals with these kind of
problems which people are encouraged to
contact, but there are also several church-
es and other civic organisations that peo-

ple can turn to,” he said.

HB ERICKA FOWLER with her family

breath. When the police
came she was still gasping,
but when the ambulance
came it was too late. She’d
stopped breathing,” Mrs
Fowler said.

Mrs Fowler said that she
would always rememiber her
daughter as a “most loving
person. ~

“She never gave me any
trouble. She always had a
smile on her face. And what-
ever you asked her to do, she
did,” Mrs Fowler said.

Ericka’s close friend and
co-worker at The Tribune
Allison Miller was in shock.
She described Ericka as

“incredibly hard-working and

always tried ‘to*help* othe



an all-around good person.”
The Tribune’s business
reporter Cara Brennen said

that she will always remem-

ber Ericka, a person who
never “let life get her down,”

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THE FACTS REGARDING

THE LEASE & CONDITIONAL PURCHA:
OF CROWN & TREASURY LANDS ON
GREAT GUANA CAY — |

Bakers Bap

GOLF & OCEAN CLUB ‘ ‘





os The Government has agreed in principle to the lease and conditional purchase —
lease of Crown and Treasury Land to the the Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club.

Use of the Crown Lands (approximately 105 acres total)
e Environmental Preserve: 66 acres -- permanently protected and managed by the Baker's
_ Bay project for the perpetual enjoyment of all Bahamians and visitors to the area.

e Marina and Waterways: 25 acres leased for AO years with options to renew.
e Residential Lots: 15 acres in a conditional LEASE-PURCHASE arrangement

Use of oe Treasury Lands (approximately 43 acres total)








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f 194 six (6) year lease of an 8 acre staging area for construction purposes. At the end of t
six years, this land is returned to the Treasurer of The Bahamas! —
A forty (40) year lease (with options to renew) of twelve (1 2) acres to be used as follows:
e Employee housing -—4 acres

¢ Desalination Plant, Sewerage facilities, electricity substation — 2 acres
'. .____ @ Solid Waste Disposal facility — 4 acres
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor’

n investor in
the | group
seeking to
close the Roy-
al Oasis pur-
chase for around $40 million
yesterday told The Tribune it
planned to invest at least $170
million in the property and
upgrade it to five-star status.
It is now waiting on Lehman
Brothers’ private equity arm

to produce evidence of clear

title to the still-closed Grand
Bahama resort before the deal
closes. The purchase has a 60-

‘set to hee ean
impact bank

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Bueiness
Editor

“ag THE ‘planned. serdtae. to
the Securities Industry Act

will have a régulato: ry impact

similar to the Banks and
fe on Repulse

now awaiting the dad docu-
ment before taking’ it to Par-
-liament. - é

James Smith said reforms

|

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Kensal hotel i in’.
concrete plant deal

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Busi less Editor



EXUMA’ Ss Einepatd Bay

Resort and its holding company.
have settled $2.2 million owed

to a Nasdaq- -listed company
through the payment of $56,000
in cash and transferring their 14
_per cent stake'in an Exuma
ready-mix concrete plant to pe
latter.
Details of the deal cies
Emerald Bay and Devcon were

contained in the latter’s Form

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_ rida investors revealed; plan to invest $170m and ties resort to ‘five- ‘

Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

Star status’. Lawrence Chisholm & Associates is group’s Bahamian partner.

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day window in whieh to slags:

Seyed Moghani, a member
of the Florida-based World
Investment Holdings LL..
group, which has signed a deal
in principle to acquire the Roy-
al Oasis from Lehman Broth-
ers, said the consortium had
obtained financing from

Deutsche Bank to complete.

the purchase.
He said in an interview with
The Tribune: “We are ready



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10- Q fling with the Sécurities &
Exchange Commission (SEC).

- The deal also involved Devcon

settling a $2.1 million debt owed
to its former chairman and chief
executive, ‘Donald Smith, dat-

ing back to June 6, 1991.

The. complicated three-way

deal was reached between |
Emerald Bay, Mr Smith and ©

Devcon because Mr Smith had
guaranteed on March 10, 2004.

SEE page 2B

1
\

Betty K correction

IN an article appearing in Friday’s Tribune Business sec-
tion on Page 3b, under the headline, Shipping Firm raises its
fuel surcharge 20 per cent, an employee of the Betty K company
was reported as saying the firm had the previous week increased

its bunker fuel surcharge by
prices.

20 per cent to combat rising fuel

The employee aiso said that whenever fuel prices increased,
Betty K increased its prices until costs declined.

However, Betty I subsequently said the information given to
The Tribune was incorrect, and that it had not increased its fuel

surcharge by 20 per c

at. It also said it did not raise ifs prices
whenever fuel costs increased.

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to close. We have a commit-
ment from Deutsche Bank,
and are going to close it.

“We have the money; that’s
not the question. They
_ [Lehman Brothers] have to
deliver us clear title.”

Mr Moghani, who although
Iranian by. birth has lived in

‘Florida for 25 years after

escaping the Ayatollah’s Islam-
ic Revolution, told The Tri-
bune that the deal’s conclusion

-“depends on all the paper- -.
‘work” being completed.

- His comments indicate that
the Royal Oasis acquisition has
not been completed, given that
Lehman Brothers - the resort’s
de facto owner through the
mortgage and debenture it
holds on it - has yet to produce

evidence of clear title. This is a

major element:that can often

- break real estate deals.

The other investors in World

Investment Holdings include .

Keith St Clair, chief executive
of Coral Gables- -based Inter-
net travel < agency, Tr pve Lead:
ers.

TraveLeaders whith has
about 300 workers,





4
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4
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at its head”

office. and another 100 working
from home, competes with the
likes of Expedia and Orbitz in
the Internet travel market.

Earlier this summer, an.

Orlando resort developer
called American Leisure Hold-
ings purchased an option to
buy TraveLeaders’ parent
company, having already taken
a 10 per cent stake in the latter
in exchange for assuming $22.6

million in debt. Mr St Clair is”

staying with the company.
The. Tribune last week
revealed that Cuban-Ameri-

can money is bankrolling the

World Investment Holdings
group, and the rest of its
investors bear.that out.

They include a father-and-

-son duo who are both called

Fernando Alvarez. Sources
said they appeared to be the
main source of equity financing
behind the World Investment

Holdings group, and another .

investor is Idalberto

Rodriguez. ‘
All the’ names were. con-
firmed to The Tribune by Mr

Moghani. He also confirmed

Pathan

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newspaper, that New York,
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based hotel/casino operator ©

that is a subsidiary of MGM
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become the operating partner

for the Royal Oasis.
Mr Moghani described New

‘York, New York as “my first
choice” for hotel/casino man- .

agement partner, adding that
the investors were meeting

with the company’s represen- _
tatives yesterday afternoon. _

. Mr Moghani described him-
self. as “the one who put the
deal together” and worked to
bring the consortium members
together. |

He said his’ background
included hotels, having owned

and managed 12 Holiday Inn- _
‘branded. properties.
Moghani added that he had |

Mr

also developed low cost hous-
ing, and now owns a warranty

insurance company, believed
to be called American Premier

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Editor





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THE Government has |



reduced the scope of the ten- ;
der for its Passport and Bor-
der Control Systems to focus.
on just machine readable:
passports and accompany-
ing computer systems, The
Tribune has been told, lead- ; |
ing to calls for a new tender:
to be issued and the old
process scrapped.
The initial tender docu-
“ment, a copy of which has.
been seen by The Tribune,
called not just foj machine-
‘readable passports, along
‘with the software and tech-. |

















but.a whole host of other
documents.

That. tender, issued | in
2005 by the Ministry of For-






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_chip-based ‘smart identity’
card for work. permits,
machine-readable Certifi-
cates of Identity,” and
“machine readable bicinet:
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es ee ape oi Sale iiamoe | rice fell by $0.09 to close at | 7
| | Markets $1.90. CAD$ 1.1251 0.03
The Bahamian Stock Market | ING FINDEX advanced his | GBP 181 049

FINDEX 696.99 YTD 26.30%



FIDELITY MARKET WRAP

@ By Fidelity Capital

IT was a pretty active trad-
ing week in the Bahamian
market as more than 55,000
shares changed hands. The
market saw 10 out of its 20 list-



week by a stunning 10.83
points to end the week at
696.99, up 26.30 per cent for
the year.

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| BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE |
| | edstocks trade, of which four
p SE MEOE Re CHANGE | advanced, two declined and _ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) - Weekly %Change
| | four remained unchanged. FCL announced this past week s
| ey are s : sey ae | Volume leader for the week _ that it had acquired all the ane Oil pe ey
| BBL $0.80 $- 0 14.29% | was Colina Holdings (CHL) available shares of GAL Ter- 9 $615.80 3.
| BOB $7.49. $s 900 700% | With 15,750 shares changing _minals, the owners and opera-
| BPF $12.05 $0.01 1500 15.87% | hands and accounting for 28.6 tors of the Eight Mile Rock
| BSL $14.00 $- 0. 9.80% | percent of the total shares and Lewis Yard Service sta- IPE |
| BWL $1.50 $- 0 19.05% | traded. tions, for $5.25 million.. Addi- International Stock Market Indexes:
| CAB $9.13 $0.03 6875 440% The big advancer for the tionally, Grand Bahama Ter-
| CBL $11.00 $- 14100 20.75% | week was FirstCaribbean minal (a wholly-owned sub- ‘Weekly % Change
| CHL $1.90 $-0.09. . 15750 15.83% | International Bank (Bahamas) sidiary of FCL) finalised an a Saigon
| CWCB $5.46 $0.51 0 10.30% | (CIB), whose share price agreementto purchase all _ 11,381.47 2.65
| CIB $13.50 $0.40 - 9040 - 24.08% | increased by $0.40 to end the rights, title and interest in the “id 302.30, 2.81
| DHS $2.45 $-0.20 3000 . 42.90% | week at a new 52-week high Grand Bahamian assets of 2,163.95 5.16
| FAM $6.21 $- 900 264% | of $13.50. On the down'side, Chevron Bahamas for $1.25 / 16,105.98
| FCC te . Oo Ne eo | Colina Holdings (CHL) share million.
| FCL 11.21 0.04 2000 11.54%: -
| FIN $11.51 $- 1000 5.60%: | det tes
| ICD oo +s AES Dees _ 73. ae : jets . .
JSJ 9.10 oe cue eee Que. £ O.55% | “
KZLB $8.05 $0.04 0 17.52% | ; E; h t ] |
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES: | the then-$2.2 million debt owed by Emerald ~ ald Bay Resorts at time of assignment equal interest which Emerald Bay Resorts had
| Bay Resort Holdings, the holding company, — to $1 million plus accrued interest”. in a redi-mix batch plant, which the com-

pany controls in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

and Emerald Bay Resort Properties Ltd,

eK Internatio 1 (KZL) will hold Extra rdi |
erences Taternenoual { ) an Extraor inary. to Devcon. To wipe out its Smith debt,
|
J

General Meeting on August 28, 2006, at 9am in the New
-Providence Room of the Coral Towers, ‘Atlantis, Paradise
-Island.-

“The company has also agreed to sur-
render the minority equity interest the
Company held in Emerald Bay Resorts.”

Devcon held a‘1.2 pene cent stake in Bee
ald Bay.

this restructuring, the company received
$56,000 in cash from Emerald Bay Resort
Holdings, and Emerald Bay Resorts agreed
‘to use its good faith efforts to transfer to the

Devcon paid Mr Smith $458,525 and
assigned to him its rights over “certain notes .
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THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 3B





Bahamasair
chief denies

plan for fleet

replacement

m By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMASAIR chairman
Basil Sands has denied that the
airline is planning to replace
its fleet with models that are
at least 12 years old.

Mr Sands said he was. not
aware of the plan, which a
group of Bahamasair employ-
ees said would be “a big mis-
take”.

According to the employees,
the Government planned to
replace seven of Bahamasair’s

50-seater aircraft with 12 small- °

er planes - 30 seater SAAB
340’s.

Employees

However, the employees
said the SAAB 340 replace-

ments would not be able'to :
achieve’the Government's goal ©

of making the airline a more

competitive player in today’s .

market.
Concerns

The employees had raised
several concerns about the
planes, which have. been out
of production since 1994,

meaning that any aircraft of

this model acquired by
Bahamasair would be at least
12 years old at the time of pur-
chase.

The employees felt this,was
a bad move considering the
age of the aircraft.

In their letter, the employees
added that there would be
“massive amounts of. person-
nel training, which is very time
consuming, including pilots,
flight attendants, engineers,
mechanics, front line person-
al linesman, porters, cleaners
and ramp and gate agents”.

However, Mr Sands said he
was unaware of any plans to
replace the current fleet with
the SAAB 340 or any other

model.
Last month, Henry Woods,

Bahamasair’s general manager,

said the company was “cur-

rently exploring alternative air-

craft options as it considers

phasing out the Dash-8 mod-
el”,

He also denied the theory
that the airline would switch
to the SAAB-340 plan.

At that time, he said: “We
have seen several different pre-
sentations with more to come,
but we’ve made no decisions.”

Current

He added that if it was
decided to phase out the
planes, the current ones would
be sold. In April 2005, Prime
Minister Perry Christie urged
Bahamasair to acquire smaller
aircraft, saying it would not

only.improve load factors but

reduce costs and help the com-
pany to develop a more com-
petitive edge.

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BUSINESS

THE TRIBUNE



BFSB launches Financial
Student of the Year search

THE Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) has
launched the process to recog-
nise an outstanding graduate

School of Business.

Scotiabank
VACANCY

Assistant Manager, Training and Learning
Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of an

Assistant Manager, Training and Learning. The successful
candidate should possess the following qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Training and
Development (or a related field).

e At least 3 - 5 years experience as a training facilitator
and or instructional designer.

* In-depth business knowledge of banking operations and
business environment including retail, commercial and
branch banking On craHOns: procedures, products and
policies.

¢ Excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of adult learning
principles.

¢ Exceptional written communication skills and interpersonal
skills.

¢ Excellent time management and organizational skills.

* Comfortable with autonomy and self motivated.

°¢ The ability to organize and execute multiple projects. and
apply project management methodology with minimal
supervision

° The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

e The ability to work flexible hours and travel.

° Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Interested persons should submit applications i in writing marked
Private and Confidential to:

Manager, Human Resources
P. O. Box N-7518
’ Nassau, Bahamas

Applications should be received no later than Thursday, August
31, 2006.






We are currently seeking an experienced Human Resources Professional to join the management team at our Firm.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Successful candidates for the role of Human Resources Manager should have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and at
Professional certification such as SPHR or PHR would be a plus. —
performance management,

least five years of human resources experience. .
Responsibilities will include recruitment,

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your professional experierice in a varied praglee that offers competitive

compensation and benefits package. ,

Applicants a ne acover oe resume and copies of any relevant certifications, to: KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau,

AUDIT = TAX ® ADVISORY





BIiSi

Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday, 17 August 200 6



'S2wk-Hi 52wk-Low
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

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.20 RND Holdi

13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.35 RND Holdings

1.3009 1.2442 Colina Money Market Fund 1.300892*
2.9038 2.4169 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 2.9038***
2.4415 2.2528 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.441484**

ane



Colina Bond Fund ae

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 02 = 1,000.00
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 daity volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daity 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
Pre price divided by the last 12 month eamings






student from within the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB)

The criterion for initial selec-

‘Colina

Financial Advisors Lid.

Previous Close Today's Close









â„¢ PICTURED are some members of the Selection Committee reviewing student profiles i in advance of the interviews with candi-
dates, the final step in the selection process. From L to R: Nadine Frazer, Insurance Institute of the Bahamas (IB); Cyprianna Bethel,
Central Bank of the Bahamas; Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Companies (AIBT); and Tanya Han-
na, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Not pictured are Duhiza Swaby, Bahamas Association of Compliance Offi-
cers (BACO); Heather Bellot, Bahamas Funds Association (BFA); Joan Pinder, College of the Bahamas; Karen Lockhart, College
of the Bahamas; and Donna Nguyen-Comito, Bahamas Financial Services Board.

tion is based on academic per-
formance, as demonstrated by
GPA. Additional criteria
include COB and community
involvement, special interests,

‘Are you looking for a new challenge?

compensation. and benefits administration,
training/leadership development, employee relations and deployment of global human resources initiatives. for 80+
employees in Nassau and Freeport. Excellent communication skills both written and oral are required, Candidates should
also have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to provide strategic advice to senior management. —

2066 KPMG, a Sahamian parinarship and 3 member Titre of tha KPMG network af independent member finns affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss coanarative, Alf sights reserved.

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Change Daily Vol. EPS $



YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

Fidelity pebemes | Sto



further education, and
work/other experience.
This. initiative has been a

joint venture between the

BFSB, COB and the Central

|








NAV KEY
*- 28 July 2006

* - 30 June 2006

30 June 2006





‘Bank of the Bahamas since

growth and development

of

— 2002; with the Co-ordinating

and Selection Committees
comprising representatives
from the three sponsoring

agencies, plus the Professional |

Industry Association Working
Group (PIAWG).

The Financial Services Stu-

dent of the Year award is part

of the BFSB’s Financial Centre

Focus (FCF) programme.
That initiative aims to

address issues such as chal-

lenges impacting the sustained

the industry, improvements to
the level of service, and attract-
ing and maintaining qualified
professions.

Particular attention is placed
on highlighting the importance
of quality human resources to
the industry. Key components
of FCF. are an Industry
Awards Programme and a
School Outreach. The FSI Stu-,
dent of the Year is ‘part ‘of ‘this: “
last component, along withthe
annual Careers Fest



,

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/CLE/quil4dd
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act &,
AND
- IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Christopher Deveaux

AND



F

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land containing |

by measurement 14,210.34 square feet more or less situate about
one thousand (1,000) feet Eastwards of Fox Hill main road and
about 400 feet Northward of Romer Street in the-Eastern District

of the Island of New Providence And being bounded as follows:-
North by land the Property of Mervin Deveaux and running thereon
One hundred and twenty-one and sixty hundredths (21.60) feet

East by land the property of one Rahming and running thereon ~

one hundred and Nineteen and eight-two hundredths (119.82) Feet

South by land the property of Veria A. Butler and running thereon”

one hundred and seventeen and ten hundredths (17.10) feet West
by a road Reservation called and known as Butler Lane and running
thereon one hundred and eighteen and forty hundredths (118.40)
feet more or less.

Christopher Deveaux the Petitioner in this matter Claim to be the
owner of the unencumbered fee simple Estate in possession of the
said land have made Application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act 1959 to have this title to the said 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 accordance with
the Provisions of the Act.

Copies of the said Plan may be inspected during Normal Office
hours at the following places:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court
In the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence

(b) Collie & Collie Chambers
Saffrey Square,
Suite 104B, First Floor
Bank Lane Nassau, In the City of
Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having Dower or a right
to Dower or any Adverse Claim or a Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall 6n or before the ... day of... 2006 file in the Supreme
Court in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
a Statement of 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 .. .Day of ...2006
will operate as a bar to such claim.

Christopher Deveaux
Petitioner

i



THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 5B





‘Strong Buy’
rating on
Consolidated
Water

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A WALL Street brokerage
has “reiterated” its ‘Strong
Buy’ rating and $34 target
price for Consolidated Water,
as the firm’s 2006 second quar-
ter revenues came in 13 per
cent ahead of estimates at $9.6
million, compared:to $8.5 mil-
lion in 2005.

Michael Gaugler, an analysts
with Brean, Murray, Carret &
Co, described Consolidated
Water’s results as “impres-
sive”, with its second quarter
earnings. per share meeting
analysts’ consensus forecast of

$0.20. :
Sales

“He said: “Retail water sales
remained strong, 5 per cent

above our estimate, as did bulk.

water sales, 20 per cent above
our estimate.

“Blue Hills is now fully oper-
ational, and the company will

now selectively begin adding -

capacity within the rest of its
system while looking for new
opportunities. Of all the com-
panies in our resources cover-
age, Consolidated Water has
’ the best five-year growth
prospects.”

The company, whose
Bahamian Depository
Receipts (BDRs) are listed on
the Bahamas International
Securities. Exchange (BISX),

‘saw higher bulk water margins

boost its bottom line perfor-
mance, Mr Gaugler said.

Months

For the three months to
June 30, 2006, Consolidated
Water’s net income rose by 70
per cent to $2.522 million or
$0.20 per diluted share, com-
pared to $1.481 million or $0.12
per diluted share the year
before.

Total revenues rose by 47
per cent to $9.6 million, com-
pared to $6.6 million in the
2005 second quarter.

Bulk water-sales were up to
$4.3 million, compared to $2.9
million the year before. Bulk
water gross margins increased

- to 28 per cent, compared to 19

per cent the year before.
For the first six months of
its fiscal 2006, Consolidated

_ Water’s net income was up 96

per cent at $5.6 million or $0.44
per diluted share, compared to

~ $2.855 million or $0.24 per

diluted share. 2
Total revenues were ahead
by 50 per cent at $18.9 million,

compared to $12.6 million.

“We are currently in discus-
sions involving potential new
water projects in a number of
countries where naturally
occurring water Supp aess are
scarce.

“While the 'sales cycles' for
such new projects are often
longer than we would like, we
remain confident in the growth
opportunities that will be pre-

- sented to Consolidated over

"

the next several years," said
Rick McTaggart, the compa-
ny’s president and chief exec-
utive.

“The 43 per cent increase in
second quarter retail sales pri-
marily reflected increased
demand for potable water in
Grand Cayman, particularly in
our Seven Mile Beach service
area, where tourist-related

. activities have recovered from ~
, prior-year levels that were neg-

atively impacted by Hurricane
Ivan.

Opening

“Also, the opening of a

“major new hotel and golf

course project (the Ritz Carl-
ton) and a number of new con-
dominiums along Seven Mile
Beach have increased demand
for water in the area.”

eS prominent rapidly growing New

_ Providence based wholesale distributor is
| ‘poking to fill the ‘important position of Sales
- Division Manager. The candidates for the

_ position should have the following

credentials.

‘© Must be Batiathjan.
-e No less than 5 years experience in Sales.
-e Good organization skills
No less than 3-5 years of Managemen:

Experience

¢ Willing to work in the field and travel.
¢ Familiar with trade accounts in New

Providence and the rest of the Bahamas.
¢ Must be computer literate with a command
_of Microsoft Office.
¢ Must be able to develop sales analysis
reports & answer correspondence
e Associates or Bachelors Degree would be
-beneficial. .

Applicants can mail their resumes to:

Attn: VP of Marketing



P.O. Box N-131
Nassau, Bahamas



PRICEWAERHOUSE(COPERS @

invites applications from qualified
Bahamians for the position of:

Administrative Assistant, Internal Accounting

Role

a
Asa key member of the Firm’s interna] accounting department, the administrative assistant provides primary operational
and support services for the preparation of the Finn’s financial information. The individual perfonning this role should be
proactive, possess strong analytical skills and leaning towards attention to detail, have a strong commitment for
professional growth and possess the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

Job Requirements

- © An associates degree (or equivalent) with a major in accounting

° A working knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting procedures
* Proficiency in excel spreadsheet and word processing

¢ Strong interpersonal] skills

* Good written and communication skills

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send their resumes via fax to
(242) 302-5350 or deliver them to
Firm Administrator
PricewaterhouseCoopers
P.O.Box N-3910
Providence House
East Hill Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

PHONE CALL INQUIRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED _

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

O41 Ne: 49, ANDROS BEACH COLONY SUBDIVISION,

NICHOLL’S TOWN ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS.

| The property is 10,436 sq. |

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For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact!
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
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Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 25, 2006.

ELECTRICITY
ACANCY

BAHAMA |
EXTERNAL

~GRADUATE ENGINEERS

| The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites applications for Graduate

Engineers in the fields of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

‘For direct entry into a two- -year BEC Engineer-In-Training Programme,

applicants must have the minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree in
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, from an accredited University with a
grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

As BEC supplies and maintains electricity throughout the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, candidates who successfully complete the Engineer in Training
Programme, may be posted in the New Providence and or the Family Islands
Operations which will be based on the Corporation’s manpower needs.

Application forms can be collected from BEC’s Head Office located at Blue
Hill and Tucker Roads, Nassau Bahamas. Family Island applicants can also
collect these forms from their local BEC office in their respective districts.
Applications should be returned completed with all the supporting
documentation to:

The Manager Human Resources & Training
P.O.Box N-7509
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads

Nassau, Bahamas

Applications must be received on or before Wednesday, August 30, 2006



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A LEADING FIRM IS SEEKING
BOOKKEEPER

JOB DESCRIPTION

° Reports to the Chief Financial Officer & CEO

e Maintain general ledgers to preserve the integrity
and accuracy of financial Statements.

e Assist in the preparation of financial statements.

* Maintain accounting files, and analyze accounting
records .

¢ Special projects as needed

Perform other related duties as necessary, including
general clerical duties as related to position

¢ Any other duties assigned °

JOB REQUIREMENTS

¢ Associate degree in Accounts or 5 years
experience. :

¢ Must be mature, enthusiastic, able to work with
little to no supervision and willing to learn

¢ Computer literate

° Good organization and communication skills a
must

¢ Strong written and verbal communication skills

¢ Excellent work ethic and attitude (team spirit)

¢ Must be detail-oriented.

Interested persons niust submit a resume to the
following address no later than August 31, 2006:

Human Resources Department



@ SHOWN (from L to. R): Denton Campbell, IATA
consultant; Cyril Saunders, Director of Civil Aviation;
Patricia Morgan, IATA head of civil aviation consulting
services; Lorraine Armbrister, Undersecretary, Ministry
of Transport & Aviation; Archie Nairn, Permanent Sec-
retary, Ministry of Transport & Aviation.

(Photo by Nicola Paciotta for DP&A) | —



INTERNATIONAL Air Transport _ tion, before spreading out to review access ‘The, Government had. contracted with
Association (IATA) consultants arrivedin areas, crisis management and other critical IATA to ensure Bahamian compliance .

P.O.Box CB-11444 | the Bahamas last week to work with gov- _ matters at various Family Island airports __ with international standards imposed fol-
Nassau, Bahamas ~~ ernment officials on improving airport and Sir Lynden Pindling International Air- _ lowing the September 11 attacks, and the

Email:kkerr @wemcosecurity.com ‘Of fax: 325-6175 security.

Pi pad: es



1805 | |
PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-

t

GLOBAL CUST ODY ASSISTANT
REQUIRED SKILLS:- |

_ -Strong supervisory and organisational skills.
-Excellent administration skills.
-Commitment to excellent customer service. -
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

ED Tr D EXPERIENCE:-

-Bachelors degree in Business/Finance

-Series 7 (international) or equivalent qualification.
-Knowledge of another language would be an asset.
-Working knowledge of investment instruments. |

-Ability to manage money market, forex and trading desks.
-Excellent knowledge of corporate actions and settlements.
-At least seven (7) years Private Banking experience. _
-Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please
send Resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in

Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, London, Montreal, Nassau,
Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong



Sa port. Once IATA’s recommendations are — contract coincidentally took effect at the —
Part of the [ATA team met with officials implemented, significant upgrades will be _ same time as the latest airline scare involv- —
|... from the Ministry of Transport & Avia- inspected by aviation regulators. _ ing the alleged 'terror plot in London.





SECRETARIAL POSITION



The Professional Engineer’s board has an
immediate opening for one Secretary/
Administrative Assistant. —




Minimum Requirements:



° High School Diploma, however, an Associates Degree
is preferred with a minimum experience of two years
working in a similar environment.

° Strong oral and written communication skills.

° Ability to multi task and keep organized records in a
‘dynamic environment. :

‘7 Demonstration of professionalism an courteousness in
answering telephone calls and interacting with
members of the general public and technical
professions.

° Progressive and reponsive personality a plus.

° Basic familiarity with the Engineer’s Act 2004 a plus
but not required. —













Qualified persons should reply with resume, cover letter, and three
references to:





csb@coralwave.com or;
The Professional Engineer’s Board
P.O.Box N-3817

Nassau, N. P.,Bahamas




The Professional Engineer’s Board is an Equal
Opportunity Employer




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THE TRIBUNE

BUSINESS

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 7B



Securities Act reforms
set to have ‘equivalent’
impact to bank changes

FROM page 1B

to the Securities Industry Act,
the law that regulates the
Bahamian capital markets and
investment funds sector, were
required to keep up with the
evolution of this nation’s capi-
tal markets.

“Given the growth and evo-
lution, the sophistication of the
local markets, we’re seeing
more mergers and acquisitions,
expansions, newer forms of
funding for take over, and
more of the public involved as
investors,” Mr. Smith said?

“We need to have a legisla-
tive framework that can
account for the kinds of busi-
ness we’re seeing, the activi-
ties we’re seeing in the local
capital markets, and propel the
Bahamas further forward in its
financial services industry, par-
ticularly on the domestic side.”

Mr Smith likened the impact
of the proposed Securities
Industries Act reforms to the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulations Act 2000, which
added regulation to the licens-
ing functions of the former
Banks Act that it replaced.

The minister said: “It’s kind
of equivalent to when we
brought in the Banks and Trust
Companies Regulations Act
2000 to replace the Banks Act.

“T think a similar thing will
happen with the securities
industry.”

‘Mr Smith said the Securities
Commission and a Canadian
consultant were working on
reforms to the Securities Indus-

try Act, and he was now “wait-
ing for a draft document, and
then it will be taken to Cabinet
for assent”. .

“The new legislation will
potentially modernise the Act
in terms of protection of
minority shareholders, trans-
parency and corporate gover-
nance issues,” Mr Smith said.

In an June 2006 interview
with The Tribune, he had dec-
sribed the existing Securities
Industries Act as “woefully
inadequate”. The capital mar-
kets industry has long called
for it to be reformed, arguing
that it ‘lacks teeth’ in terms of
the regulatory and enforce-
ment powers provided to the

_ Securities Commission.

The industry believes the
Act fails to provide adequate
protection and safeguards for
minority shareholder rights,
and is not tough enough to
compel Bahamian publicly-list-
ed companies on transparen-
cy, when making disclosures
on material events or changes.

Concerns over adequate
protection for minority share-
holders in the Bahamian mar-
ket have sharpened in recent
weeks as a result of the $54
million purchase of Winn-Dix-
ie’s 78 per cent stake in
Bahamas Supermarkets by the
BSL Holdings investor group.

The remaining 22 per cent
stake in Bahamas Supemarkets
will remain traded publicly on
the Over-the-Counter

exchange, but the minority
’ shareholders are now investors

in a different company to the
one run by Winn-Dixie.

LEGAL NOTICE ©

NOTICE

ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS LTD

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000 (No. 45 of 2000) ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS
LTD. is in. Dissolution. The date of commencement of
dissolution was the 15th day of August, 2006. MELANIE
MOXEY and PORTIA SMITH of. Nassau, Bahamas
are Liquidators of ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS LTD.

MELANIE MOXEY AND PORTIA SMITH .
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Under the latter, Bahamas
Supermarkets had no debt, but
BSL Holdings has secured the
$26 million commercial bank
loan it required to fund its pur-
chase on Bahamas Supermar-
kets’ assets. This means that
the minority shareholders are
now investors in a company
that is suddenly carrying a $26
million debt load.

‘This experience will be
familiar to investors in the for-

. mer Global Bahamas. They

once held 49 per cent. of the
company, but since the then-
Colina Insurance Company
purchased the majority 51 per

-cent for $12 million in 2003,

their company has since mor-
phed into ColinaImperial
Insurance Company through
two further acquisitions. In
addition, their shareholding
has been diluted.

There are no’‘statutory pro-
visions regulating takeovers of
public companies in. the
Bahamas, particularly those
where there are large majority
shareholdings, and one source
told. The Tribune that the Gov-
ernment and regulators should
“move as quickly as possible
to get those [takeover] codes
on the book”.

The Securities Commission
is understood to be recom-
mending that in the event of a
deal like the Bahamas Super-
markets transaction, the pur-

chaser should either offer the —

same terms to the minority
shareholders as to the majority,
or issue the minority share-
holders with a call option.
The latter would allow them
to buy more shares in the com-
pany at a particular price, with-
in a specific time period.
* This second option would be
especially useful if the pur-
chaser of a majority stake was

‘unable to raise the financing
to buy out the minority as well.

~The Bahamian capital mar-
kets will soon face another sit-
uation similar to the Coli-
na/Global and Bahamas
Supermarkets acquisitions, giv-
en that Mirant‘is planning to
sell its controlling 55 per cent
stake in Grand Bahama Power
Company.

The other 45 per cent stake
is held by the Bahamian public
and instuitutional investors
through the BISX-listed ICD
Utilities vehicle.

Meanwhile, The Tribune
understans that concerns
remain in the business com-
munity about the way in which

Barbados Shipping & Trading

became involved. in the BSL
Holdings transaction.

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The Barbadian company is
BSL’s operating/management
partner for Bahamas Super-
markets, and has made a $10
million unsecured loan to help
finance the acquisition. A. sim-
ilar method, this time involving
$6 million, has been used by
Banks (Barbados) Breweries
in the Caribbean Bottling
Company takeiver.

Given that Barbados Ship-
ping & Trading has two Board
seats on BSL Holdings, some
believe its unsecured loan is
no more than disguised equity,
although this has been denied
by BSL. The Barbados firm
will still have to apply to the
Investments Board and Cabi-
net to convert its loan into.
equity within three years,
should BSL give it that option.

Yet some believe the unse-

cured loan‘device was used to

circumvent, perfectly legally,
the need for Barbados Ship-
ping & Trading’s involvement
to be approved beforehand by
the Government. Only if loans
from foreign companies are
secured by Bahamas-based
assets does the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC) need to.
become involved. ;

Mr Smith told The Tribune
that Barbados Shipping &
Trading’s involvement still
raised policy issues for the.
Government, given that the

“ company would operate in an

area of the economy suppos-
edly reserved for Bahamian
ownership only under the
National Investment Policy.

He added that Barbados
Shipping & Trading’s person-
nel who worked in. the
Bahamas would also require
work permits from the Depart-
ment of Immigration.



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14 Village Road (North)
P.O. Box N-4589
-Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone/Fax:
[242] 394-1823
[242] 394-1824

Website:
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Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law, a full service
commercial law firm at Samana Hill, 14
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The attorneys of Chancellors Chambers
are, Kenred M.A. Dorsett (Partner), Lori
Nelson, Merrit Storr and Richette
Percentie. Other members of our staff are
Ms. Denise Cartwright, Ms. Kaylyn
Fisher, Ms. Kayla Smith, Ms. Tameka
Rolle, Ms. Marvia Thomas, Ms. Renell
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FROM page 1B

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on the Internet that he - or
someone sharing his name -
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World Investment Holdings’






HORNISSAF INC.

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company is in dissolution,
which commenced on the 5th day

of March 2004. The Liquidators are

Shavonne Rolle and Cordelia Fernander,

P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

(Liquidators)

Bahamian partner is Lawrence
Chisholm & Associates, an
architectural and planning firm
based on Elizabeth Avenue in
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner
in the investors’ bid to revive
the Royal Oasis, once the deal
is closed.

“We have done seven
months’ work to get to this
point, and are very pleased to
be in Freeport,” Mr Moghani
told The Tribune yesterday.

He added that the investors
planned to re-open the Towers
and casino at the Royal Oasis
in seven months, drawing in
what was described as “a new
system of construction” to
achieve this.

World Investment Holdings
planned to “fix” the Towers
and casino, and have them
“ready as soon as possible”.
The Towers contain 386 room
units, and Mr Moghani said the
investors planned to add at
least 200 rooms and make an
initial investment of $170 mil-
lion.

“We want to convert it toa
five-star,” Mr Moghani said.
“We’re going to make a good
investment, putting in a water
park. We want to make the
town alive.”

World Investment Holdings
“wants to use as many
Bahamian as possible”, both
as contractors, service
providers and employees.

He added that World Invest-
ment Holdings and its
investors had been attracted
to the Royal Oasis because it
was an investment opportunity.

take on the Royal Oasis, which
had been closed for two years
following Hurricanes Frances
in September 2004, and has the
reputation of being a troubled
property, Mr Moghani said: “I
love trouble. I’m a trouble
solver.”

He explained that he had
encountered problems at
hotels in Argentina, in loca-
tions such as Buenos Aires and
Mendoza, and dealt with them.

When the Royal Oasis
closed, its operator, Driftwood
(Freeport), had left liabilities
of at least $22 million. Much
of that money, some $16 mil-
lion, was owed in casino taxes.

However, the resort also
owed the hotel pension funds
$4.1 million as at January 2005,
and other creditors included
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority Group of Compa-
nies, Grand Bahama Power,
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), and private companies
on Grand Bahama.

Mr Moghani yesterday said
World Investment Holdings
would negotiate with the

‘remaining creditors to solve

the issue.

He added that.the remain-
ing debts would be settled
jointly by themselves and
Lehman Brothers, adding:

to solve it. We agreed to pay
some part of it.”
Mr Moghani said the Gov-

_ernment was in agreement

with their plans, and it is
understood that all issues relat-
ing to the hotel and casino
licences the new investors will
need have been dealt with.’

World Investment Holdings. .

was a late entrant into the race
to purchase the Royal Oasis,

emerging at a New York auc-

tion to offer a $42.5, million
bid, the joint highest with the
Canadian-based Barlow

_ Group.

Group

Barlow Group subsequently
lost interest and withdrew, and
World Investment Holdings’

offer also beat out the lower |

$30 million rival bid by Har-
court Developments, the Irish-

owned property developer. . :

An eight-month timeframe
to get the Royal Oasis at least
partially open is likely to be
critical for the Government, as
this would coincide with the
period April-May 2007, when
it is likely to call a general elec-
tion. Several sources have
described this timeframe as an
“impossibility”, though.

.Long-term, The Tribune has

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Investment Holdings plans to

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transform the existing Royal» =~

Oasis properties into a resort’

’ that targets the convention —

business, exploiting the Con-:

vention Tax break that the, /

Bahamas received from the US’
government in return for sign-, ~

ing a Tax Information

Exchange Agreement (TIEA).

with Washington in 2006.

Apart from transforming the

existing property, the Florida-

led group is also mulling the

construction of a new

hotel/casino on the waterfront, *

a project that could cost up to”.

$500 million. The Tribune,» ,

understands that the Hotel.
Corporation of the Bahamas |
is especially keen on such a’
development.

~The Royal Oasis closure in’

2004, following. Hurricane.’
Frances and Jeanne, put about: »

1,200 hotel staff out of. work, .' .

“cutting. Grand Bahama’s room

inventory by one third and

‘increased unemployment on:

the island to over 11 per cent.‘
The effects. of more than
1,000 workers losing their jobs”

have been felt by the entire ~

Grand Bahama economy, with: ”

the resort’s closure hitting the ~~
International Bazaar especial-~

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EQUITORIAL
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company is in dissolution, which
commenced on the 16th day of August

2006. The Liquidators are __
_Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757
| Nassau, Bahamas.
ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidators) ~

Arms epa eee mee a

2000
NO. 16

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Equity Side
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 -
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Mervin Deveaux and Mavis
: Deveaux "i aek

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land Situate on
the Northern side of Joe Farrington Road and South of Pine Yard
Road and west of:Fox Hill Road in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence and being positions of Sandilands
Allotments numbers 33 and 34 respectively and Bounded as
follows:- On the North by other portions of Sandilands Allotment
number 34 and running Thereon ninety-nine and thirty-four
hundredths feet (99.34) on the East by a thirty (30) foot wide Road
Reservation and running thereon one hundred and ninety-nine and
ninety-seven hundredths (199.97) feet on the South by Joe Farrington
Road and running thereon one hundred and forty-five hundredths -

(100.45) feet and.on the West by other portion of Sandilands
Allotment number .34 and running thereon two hundred and two
and three hundredths (202.03) feet.

Mervin Deveaux and Mavis Deveaux, the Petitioners in this matter
Claim to be the owner of the unencumbered fee simple Estate in
possession of the said land have made Application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of
the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have this Title to the said 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
accordance with the Provisions of the Act.

COPIES of the said Plan may be inspected during Normal Office
hours at the following places:-

‘(c) The Registry of the Supreme Court In the City of Nassau
in the Island of New Providence

Collie & Collie Chambers
Saffrey Square,

Suite 104B, First Floor

Bank Lane Nassau, in the City of
Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas

(d)

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having Dower or a right
to Dower or any Adverse Claim Or a Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the ... date of... 2006 file in the Supreme
Court in the city of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
a Statement of 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 ... Day of ... 2006 will Operate
as a bar to such claim.

Mervin Deveaux and Mavis Deveaux Petitioners



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COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION

_ IN THE MATTER OF 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.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
i 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 Quieting 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 5th day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 5th day of October, 2006 will operate
as a bar to such Claim.

SEARS & CO.

Attorney for the Petitioner



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IN THE ESTATE OF ALLISON
TEMPLE WANAMAKER
LATE OF THE COUNTY OF
_.. KING IN THE STATE OF
WASHINGTON, U.S.A., deceased '

having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above referenced Estate
are required to send same duly certified
in writing to the undersigned on or = *
before 2nd October, 2006 after which
date the Personal Representative will
proceed to distribute the assets of the

demands or interests of which she shall
then have had notice.



FREDERICK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.

Attorney for the Personal Representative
Bay Street

P.O. Box AB-20405

Abaco, The Bahamas

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UTI Seats

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 9B



Call for new passports tender

FROM page 1B

tificates and permit to reside
certificates”.

Automated i issuance systems
were required for.all those doc-
uménts, and sources told The
Tribune that what the Bahamas
was'seeking would have cost
$20 thillion and upwards, impos-
ing further strain on the
already-tight public finances.
They argued that everything the
Bahamas was seeking was not
necéssary.

However, ‘The Tribune has
been informed that the tender’s
scope has been reduced to focus
on just machine readable pass-
ports and an issuing system for
them. The 2006-2007 Budget
backs this up, as it includes just
$1.7 million in capital spending
for machine readable passports,
a major climb down from the
previous,$20 million.

However, the tender docu-
ment has changed beyond all
recognition since it was first
issued to prospective suppliers
in summer 2005. As a result,
several sources said it should
have been put out to re-bid,
with either a new tender issued
or those companies that had bid
already being invited to submit
revised offers.

The Tribune revealed last
year, the concerns that existed
over the original Request for
Proposal (RFP) document. Sev-

ral bidders argued that the
technology specified in the ten-
der'was exclusive or proprietary
to only one bidding group, and
would therefore prevent all oth-
ers;from responding or secur-
ing'the tender.

‘he Tribune understands that
oné potential bidder, Canadian
Bahk Note Company, declined
to participate because of the
spécific solutions the Bahami-
an tender requested. Since then,
a US group that also included a
Bahamian partner is understood
to have bid on the passport con-
traet, only to have similar reser-

vations about the tender docu-_

ment’s quality.

The, proprietary. solutions.
belonged to one bid consortium, ©

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understood to feature the UK
company, De La Rue, which
currently manufactures
Bahamian passports.

De La Rue’s bid partners
include Indusa, the company
that reads the Immigration
cards for the Ministry of
Tourism. Their group also
included the Malaysian compa-
ny, Iris, although that firm is no
longer thought to be part of the
bid.

One source told The Tribune:
“The tender technically shut out
all but De La Rue and Iris, due
to very obscure technical
descriptions that we picked up
on.”

At one point, the tender doc-
ument requests that the suc-
cessful bidder use “secure self-
adhesive frangible De La Rue
visa paper” for the machine
readable visas.

The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs is known to dispute crit-
icisms of the tender document,
arguing that bidders were aware
that De La Rue’s standards
would be used because they
were the existing supplier.

And when patented technol-
ogy was stipulated in the Ten-

der, the Ministry believes that
rival bidders could have pre-
sented alternatives or decided
to work with the company that
owned the technology.

The Tribune understands that
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Department of Immigra-
tion based the Bahamas’
requirements on Malaysia’s e-
passport, having met with offi-
cials from this country in 2003-
2004.

The manufacturer of Malaysi-
a’s, e-passports is Iris, indicat-
ing that the Bahamian tender
appears to have been heavily
influenced by the technology
the company uses in the pass-
port system for its own coun-
try.

The Tribune has been told
that the Government’s Tenders
Board, and the Evaluation
‘Committee, are set to make a
decision on the machine-read-
able passport contract “immi-
nently”.

The first tender for machine
readable passports was issued

in 2003, and response to the one.

issued last year on June 8 were
due to have been received by
the Government on August 8,

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PAGE 10B, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006



& SWIMMING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

JEREMY Knowles’ goal
was to go to the Pan Pacific
Swimming Championships
and close out his 2006 season
on a high note.

An appearance in the A
final and a national record
helped to make the trip to
Victoria, Canada, as the lone
Bahamian, a memorial one
for Knowles.

“I started off with a really
great swim in the 200 butter-
fly and my goal was to get
under 1 (minute) 59 (sec-
onds) and I did 1.58 twice in
one day so I was really happy
with that,” he said in an inter-
view from his hotel room on
Sunday.

However, Knowles said his
swims in both thé 200 and 400
individual medleys could
have been better.

“I was a little off my best,
but in meets like these, you
have your ups and downs,”
he pointed out. “So on the

great meet.”

Knowles still had the B
final of the men’s 200 IM to
compete in at the time of the
interview. He was 16th over-’

whole, I think I had a really

SPORTS

Knowles reflects |
onamemorable PAIeIEnEG sn |

swimming trip FTO

all in the preliminaries with a
time of 2:05.03.

The day before, he com-
peted in the 100 fly where he
made the B final. Prior to
that, Knowles got into the B
final of the 400 IM and he
opened with a seventh place
finish in the 200 butterfly A
final.

As the meet come to a
close, Knowles said he’s gear-
ing up to come home to relax
and recuperate with his fam-
ily before he starts his intense
training for next year.

“My next big meet is the
World Championships in
Melbourne, Australia at the
end of March,” he stressed.
“So like I said a month ago at
CAC, this was going to be my
big meet for the year.

“TI swam faster here than I
did at CAC. I set some goals
and I met those goals, so this
is just another stepping step
for me as I head towards the
Olympics (in Beijing, China
in 2008).

“So it’s. back to the training
and hopefully I would
improve on what I swam here
and also at the World Cham-
pionships next year. I just
want to continue to get faster
as I swim in more of the big-
ger meets.”



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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ANDREA MARIE POWELL, OF
VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, 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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas. ; ;

Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXIA MARSHA-GAYE

POWELL, OF VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278,
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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



for the 11th CVC.

FROM page one

hold their own.”
being at home.

team lightly.



Nassau, Bahamas.

balanced team, so instead of their opponents
trying to key one particular player, they will
have the entire side to deal with.

“Players like Matthews dominate in the attack
and serves, but we don’t have any one person
who stands out like that here,” he stated. “So
I’m looking forward to a more balanced team.
All the players on the team should be able to

Looking at the competition, Payne said
Trinidad & Tobago should be their chief rivals,
but they are not counting out the Bahamas

And with Haiti playing in the tournament
for the first time, Payne said they should be
the dark horse. So they are not going to take any’

Women’s team captain Shonell Powler, who
» Whe

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that NICOLE ANREA POWELL, OF |
- | VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, 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
i a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,

Minutemen rout |

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE University of Massa-
chusetts Minutemen came to
town and put on a show. in
their first two exhibition
games against local teams at
the DW Davis Gym over the
weekend.

In their first game on Fri-
day night, UMASS blasted the
Coca-Cola Explorers 128-59
to open their five-game road
trip in the Bahamas.

If their 69-point rout was-
n’t impressive enough,
UMASS came back on Satur-
day and defeated the Police
Crimestoppers by 58 in a 135-
77 triumph. ©

After the victory, coach
Travis Ford said he was proud
of the way they shot the ball,
especially from the three-
point line. In fact, they out-
played the Police in every
facet of the game.

“You could see the effects
of traveling a little bit and the

effects ofga blow out last,

night,” he said-referring to
their opener against the
Explorers. “It was good to see
these guys shoot the ball as
well as they did.” :
UMASS handcuffed the
Crimestoppers as Gary Forbes
pumped in-a game high 31.
Brandon Thomas and

Stephane Lasme both.added _

@ PLAYERS from the Bajan women’s volleyball team go through a practice session on Sunday

(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

Defending champs

has been on the team since 2004, said, “Every-
one can perform at any given time. So you can
expect us to go out there and perform 110 per.
cent and retain our crown.

“We still have some of the players from 2004
when we won the last championships, so we
feel if we work hard, we can do it again. That is
what we came here to do. We came here to

win.”

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that TALEUS FATAL, OF 8 GOUGH
LANE, P. O. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization shoulc not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Freeport, Bahamas. ,



If there’s teams that the Bajans will be
focussing on, they will be the Bahamas and
Trinidad & Tobago, whom they have watched

. before. But they are not going to rest on their
laurels against Haiti and Guadeloupe.

“We have to be prepared to play everybody
and we think we are ready for whoever come,”
she summed up.
















23 as the Minutemen jumped
out to a quick 32-13 lead after
the first quarter and never
looked back.

They went on to build a 61-
52 halftime advantage. But it
was in the third quarter that
UMASS generated some more
energy and they used a 36-15
run to extend their insur-
mountable lead to 96-67 after
the third quarter. They went
on to post a 38-28 margin in
the fourth for the final score.

For the Crimestoppers, Cre-
to Knowles scored a side high
25. Billy Sands contributed 13,
Kerry Baker had 12 and Ken-
ny Pinder was the only other
player in double figures with
11.

The Minutemen blew out
the Explorers 128-59 on Fri-
day night as Stephane Lasme
scored a game high 23 points
and Rashaun Freeman and
Gary Forbes both added 18.

Just as they did against the
Crimestoppers, the Minute-
mén had their way against the
Explorers, opening up the first
quarter with a 34-19 margin.
They led 63-38 at the half.
After the third, they were out
in front 95-49.

Tonight, the Minutemen
will take on the Rockets, on
Tuesday they will play the

Giants and on Wednesday ,;

they. will face the Shockers.
Both games have been moved
to the Loyola Hall.



























TRIBUNE SPORTS

@ TRACK
RELAY TEAMS
MISS FINALS

NEITHER of the
Bahamas relay teams
made it to the final in
their respective events at
the 11th IAAF World
Junior Championships in-
Beijing, China over the
weekend. one
The women’s team of —
T’Shonda Webb,
Shenique Ferguson,
Lanece Clarke and Nivea
Smith ran 45.41 seconds’
for fourth place in the sec-
ond of three heats. The
United States won the
heat in 43.67. The team
was tenth overall.
The top eight advanced, ,
to the final that was-won.*.'
by the United States

(43.49.

In the men’s 4 x 400
relay, the Bahamian team

-of Juan Lewis, Jameson’ '

Strachan, Jamal Butler ' «
and Ramon Miller were_<"~"~
fifth in the first of three, -
heats in-a time of 3:10.71 ©
for 13th overall.

The top eight gotinto
the final that was won by | °
the United Statesina =,
world leading junior time
of 3:03.76. 3

The Bahamas ended up . ©
with two competitors in ~
the final. Rudon Bastian,
was the first to qualify in, -
the men’s long jump.
Sheniqua Ferguson ~
advanced in the women’s . .
200. She also made the
semi-final of the 100.

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RUN/WALK RACE: -’
The Fox Hill Sporting *:

Association will hold the. « .

William ‘Knucklehead’ ~*~

Johnson road race on Sat=,"

urday. The event will start. ..

at 7am fromthe Freedom ~

Park, Fox Hill and travel

onto Prince Charles Drive ,

to Soldier Roadto *,», >

Bernard Road and back ;+,,-.

to the finish line. a ret
A fun walk will start at

7:15 am from the location

spot and travel to Prince .". *.

Charles Drive to Sa

Monastery Park Road to. 7~

Bernard Road and ending ~~"

at Freedom Park. a
Registration for partici- ‘ +.

pation in either event is’. ‘+!

$10, which includes at--°-> ;
shirt. Interested persons’ —
are invited to contact *.- |.

Rev. Stanford Davis at.’ -/

324-4444 for further infor- _

mation. ay

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@ BASKETBALL

JAMBOREE

The Fox Hill Sporting ,
Association will hold a
basketball jamboree on
Freedom Park, Fox Hill
on Saturday. The event." .°
will start at 11 am. Inter-
ested persons can contact .
Rev. Stanford Davis at
324-4444 for further infor- -
mation. Refreshments will °
be served during the
awards presentation cere-
mony.

TENNIS __
ROTARY TOURNEY -

The Rotary Club of
East Nassau will sponsor
a junior tennis tourna-
ment at the National Ten-
nis Centre from August ,- ,
26-31. The tournament
will organize the events --

Notice
' NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERTSON ESTIMON, OF

‘FLAMINGO AVE. OFF FARRINGTON ROAD, P. O. BOX
SS 5951, 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 21st day of
AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

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












N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELAURE CELESTIN FATAL,
OF 8 GOUGH LANE, P. O. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for’
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted; |
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within .f""
twenty-eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
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By BRENT
STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

THIS will be the
first appearance for
the Haitian women’s
team in six years at
the 11th Caribbean
Volleyball Champi-
onships.

And assistant coach
Duvalsant Wesley
said their goal is to
make an impact on
the international
scene.

“We really want to
get in contact with
the International Vol-
leyball Federation.

“That is why we.are
here,” said Wesley, in

_referring to their par-
ticipation in the

@ VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

volleyball teams are in the
Bahamas for one thing: to take
the 11th Caribbean Volleyball
Championships titles back to
Barbados with them.

Despite the fact that the
Bajans traveled here without

indicated that they feel confi-
dent that the teams they have
here will be standing as cham-

long tournament at the Kendal
ae Gymnasium.

THE Bajan men and women

some of their players, they have -

~~ pions at the end of the week- ©

Barbados confident
ahead of CVC



1

“We basically have one or
two guys coming into the squad,
which we had to reduce to 10
players because of financial con-
straints. So we don’t a liberio
player,” said men’s head coach
Ludder Niles. “But we feel we
have sufficient players here to
still win the championship.”

He admitted that their

strength will be in their outside
players, who have formed the
nucleus of their team for the
past few years. So he doesn’t
see it being a problem for them
at all.

Elwin Oxley, who has
anchored the Bajan men’s team

for quite some time, admitted.

that it won’t be easy, but they

their eye on the title

are here to play at their best.

As the,team captain, he said |

they are anticipating a real push

from teams like Jamaica and, ;-
Trinidad. & Tobago and the f

Bahamas as the host. |

“It’s always tough when you

are the defending champions,”

he insisted. “We know there are’ :
a number of teams that we have |
to watch out for, but at the end '
of the day, we still feel we have |

the team to beat.” i

As for their women’s team,
head coach Paul Payne said
their goal is no easier than the
men’s because they have a rep-
utation in the Caribbean ‘ to
maintain.

“Whenever you come td-a
tournament like this, you have

: to come to defend (your title)

and that is what we are here
for,” Payne stressed.
Payne, however, has noted
that because of college obliga-
tions, they will be playing with-
out at least five key players
from the last tournament.
-One of them is Shari
Matthews, the CVC’s two-time
most valuable player for Bar-
bados. She was unable to-get
her release from college. —-
But without Matthews, Payne -
said they have brought a more

SEE page 10B

championships this
week at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

Wesley said they
really don’t know
what to expect
because they haven’t
competed at this level
for a long time.

But he warned their.
rivals that they will
be no pushovers.

Win

“We are a very
young team, but we
are here to make a
statement,” he
charged. “We hope
that we will play very
well to win some
games, if we don’t win -
the title. j

'“The girls are ready
and we have done our
job to get them
ready.”

Team captain
Stephanie Rebu, who
has been playing vol-

‘leyball for the past
seven years, said this
is the opportunity
they have been wait-
ing for and they are
going to take advan-
tage of it.

“We are ready,” she
insisted. “It’s going to
be a good champi-
onship for us. It’s
going to be six years
since we haven’t
played. So we are
really looking for-
ward to it.”

The Haitian team
chave an average age
of 22, but their
youngest player is 16.

The oldest player is
30. rig’

But hardly any of
the players have had
any international |
exposure.

' “We don’t know the
teams, so we will wait
and see what they
have to offer,” she
said.

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@ COMPETITORS chase each other in the Tour de New Providence Cycling Championships over the weekend in the western end of the island. Lee
Farmer (far left) was the overall winner.

@ CYCLING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

DESPITE the inclement weather,
Lee Farmer completed the course fast
enough to retain his title at the annu-
al New Providence Cycling Associa-
tion’s Tour de New Providence race.

The three stage race got started on
Saturday morning and was concluded
on Sunday with Farmer accumulat-
ing a total of two hours, 25 minutes
and 24 seconds to keep the floating
trophy in the Trophy Case sponsored
race that was held in memory of the
late Bertram ‘Cowboy’ Musgrove, a
long-time president. of the Bahamas
Cycling Federation.

Farmer won two of the three stages
and was tied in the other as he held
off a strong field that included Mark
Holowesko, who was second in

/ 3:09.28 and Musgrove’s

son and
NPACA’s president Barron ‘Turbo’
Musgrove who was third in 3:11.01.

Completing the field in order were
Tim Huber in 3:12.03; Tracy Sweeting
in 3:12.35; John Cox in 3:15.46; Kevin
Richardson in 3:16.13; Robert Bethel
in 3:36.10;-Mackey Williams and
Thomas Mackey in 3:38.53.

‘On Saturday morning, Farmer, and
Sweeting got a break away together
and they stayed out front as they
crossed the finish line together in the
42-mile race to get the tour going.

Holowesko was third with Huber
fourth and Musgrove fifth, despite
catching a flat. Cox was sixth,
Richardson seventh and Bethel came
in eighth.

On Sunday morning, Farmer came

back and posted a victory in the 24-

mile race with Cox second and Huber
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Holowesko, Richardson, Musgrove,
Sweeting, Bethel and Mackey.

And in the timed trial that wrapped
up the series, Fariner pulled off the
victory with Holowesko second and
Musgrove coming in third.

In the divisional results, Farmer
also took stage one with Musgrove
second and Cox third.

Stage I] saw Huber take the victo-
ry over Richardson, while Bethel was
declared the stage II .winner with
Williams second and Mackey coming
in third.

A Russell husband and wife team,
who competed for the first time, cart-
ed off the open senior men and
women titles.

The junior boys under-17 title was
won by Deangelo Sturrup. Winning
the under-14 title was Yorkell Bain
over Anthony Colebrooke, -Elisha
Knowles, Tres Smith,

Emmanuel |

(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

Johnson and newcomer Theo Adder-
ley.

- Justin Minnis claimed the under-
11 cadet’ crown, while Keishan
Williams walked away with the
under-14 girls’ honour.

As the meet, director, Musgrove ,
said they were first of all delighted
to have hosted the event in his
father’s memory. He thanked the

‘Trophy Case for their sponsorship
‘for another year.

He also noted that they had intend-

_ed to lure some newcomers out and

they felt they accomplished that feat
with the Russells, who have indicated
that they intend to continue partici-

| pating.

Musgrove also said they were

' pleased with the response from the

crowd, who stayed and watched the
competition despite the inclement
weather.



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Bi By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE gruesome murder of
a.mother of five has left a fam-
ily bereft and a Ponmmuntty
in shock.

Ericka Fowler, 33, for: nine.

years a. valued employee of
The Tribune, became the
country’s 35th murder victim
when she was stabbed to
death in front.of her home on
Saturday night.

Last night, police confirmed

that a suspect had turned him-
self in early Sunday morning.
-. Press liaison officer Inspec-

tor Walter Evans said that
according to eye witness
reports, Ms Fowler and a man
got into a heated argument
just before 9pm on Friday in
front of her home on Comet
Terrace in the Golden Gates
area.

“This argument quickly
escalated,” he said. Ericka was
attacked with a sharp object,
which police believe to have
been a knife.

“When we arrived on the
scene Ericka was lying on the
street, on her back, lifeless.
She had stab wounds about
her body and several gashes
to her throat,” he said.

After the incident, a man
fled the area in a black Nis-
san Sentra.

Ms Fowler’s five children

and her mother witnessed the.

crime.

Remembered by all who
knew her as.a “hard-working,
loving person” Ms Fowler
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Rose Fowler, and her five chil-
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Ericka Fowler

_Tanrio, 12; Targe, 11; and
Lashon, 9.

During her gaplonneel at

- The Tribune — which began in

1997— Ms Fowler held the
official title of assistant librar-

-ian and archivist. However,

she was often described as the
“most versatile employee”
the newspaper, having the

skills to be able to work’in ©

every department.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Rose Fowler
described how. she and her

five grandchildren became

witnesses to her, daughter’s
death.

“Me and the children and

Ericka were all at home when
(a man) came around. He
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COUNTING Bamboo Town and |
Fox Hill in his party’s'victory tally, ©
Free National Movement Leader
Hubert Ingraham predicted that, in
the next general election, his party
would “take back” every seat that it

; had in 2002...

Assuring party supporters at Sat-
urday’s anniversary rally that he
was ready, willing, and able to lead.
them to victory again, Mr Ingra-
ham said that the Free National
Movement of 2007 is a different
organization from the FNM of 2002. ,

“We have had time to reflect, to
recognize weaknesses, to shore up
our foundation, and to plan for the
return to better again,” Mr Ingra-
ham told the crowd in attendance
and those listening live by radio.
“We are making ready, and we are
‘listening to you and your concerns.”

In “re-introducing” the FNM, Mr
Ingraham alluded to some of the
internal politics that has plagued
the party since its defeat in 2002,
which has seen some of its mem-
bership split ways.

“All who were with us in 1992































Ingraham. “Some drifted away,
enticed by big promise. Others went

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AT SATURDAY’S anniversary rally,
Free National Movement Leader Hubert
Ingraham questioned whether the power of
governance still lies in the hands of Prime
Minister Perry Christie, or in those of a local

bishop.

ain addressing enthusiastic party support-
ers, Mr Ingraham indirectly criticized Prime

Minister Christie’s lack of public leadership

ham.

on matters of national importance, which
he said has plagued the PLP government in
recent months.

“Who is in charge here?” asked Mr Ingra-
“Do we have a Prime Minister or is
the Bishop the Prime Minister?”

During his address, Mr Ingraham

SEE page nine

Arthur Foulkes: politicians have
no right to intimidate journalists

‘POLITICIANS have a
right to respond to press
criticism but they do not
have the right to threaten
or intimidate journalists,
columnist and former politi-
cian, Sir Arthur Foulkes
said yesterday on Island
FM’s Talk Show, Parlia-

’ ment Street.

Managing Editor John Mar-
quis. Noting that the defer-
ral followed articles by Mr
Marquis that were critical
of various government min-
isters, he considered Immi-
gration’s permit deferral
bad timing.

While he said that politi-
cians have every right to

the press.

Sir Arthur said that the
government had put for-
ward a “flimsy” excuse by
saying that after Mr Mar-
quis had been in the country
for eight years, they had
seen no description of The
Tribune’s training policy.

On Friday Immigration

Sir Arthur questioned the respond to any criticism lev- Minister Shane Gibson said
timing of the Immigration elled at them by the press, that the Immigration
Department’s deferral of . they should refrain from try-
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PLP chairman Raynard Rig-
by has accused opposition
leader Hubert Ingraham of
making several mischaracteri-
sations of the PLP and its “out-
standing record” of governance.

In his speech on Saturday at
an FNM mini-rally, Mr Ingra-
ham made several references to
what he believed to be exam-
ples of corruption within the
ranks of government.

In Mr Rigby’s press release,
issued yesterday, he urged Mr
Ingraham to “remember that
those in a glass house should be
the last ones to throw stones”.

The PLP chairman said he is
satisfied, based on his travels in
the Family Islands and discus-

sions with Bahamians, that the

Chairman Rigby attacks
FNM’s Hubert Ingraham



PLP will be returned to the seat
of the government.

“Even Hubert Ingraham now
sees the handwriting on the
wall,” the PLP chairman said.

Mr Rigby claimed that the
PLP has been accepting former
and disgruntled FNM support-
ers in large numbers since Mr
Ingraham’s return to the lead-
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“Many of them say that
Hubert Ingraham is the same
old dictator and that he believes
and acts as if only he has all of
the answers. It is no surprise
therefore that he is struggling
to gain acceptance and has
found it necessary to publicly
chastise and rebuke his sup-
porters for their infighting.

“Perhaps, if Hubert Ingraham
understood what democracy

~ was all about, he would truly

appreciate why his own party is
so opposed to his single-handed

selection of all of the candi-

dates,” Mr Rigby said.

“He would even stoop to crit-
icise the Church and the
Church’s involvement in nation-
al affairs,” Mr Rigby added. “It
should be obvious that Ingra-
ham is no respecter of the
Church and has not yet grasped

_the salient principles of a

democracy and how a democ-
racy works.

“This PLP has shown that the
Bahamian people have a right
to participate in the affairs of
the government and the com-
missions appointed by the
prime minister are a testament
to the skill, intellectual and

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Saturday as the FNM held their family fun day

(Photo: Felipé Malar Tribune staff)

national good that can be gen-
erated when Bahamians from
all walks of life put their heads
together to solve and assist in
the framing of national poli-
cies,” Mr Rigby said.

The chairman encouraged

voters not to go back to the:

“dark days” of Hubert Ingra-
ham.

“He single-handedly
rammed down the throats of
the financial services sector
eleven pieces of legislation

without’ any form of consul-

tation and when he tried to
bam-boozle the Bahamian
people into accepting his
views: on constitutional
reform.

“This is the same Hubert
Ingraham who publicly threat-

ened, pledged and promised
to reduce the ranks of the civ-
il service if his party wins the
ne» . general elections.

“That means Mr Ingraham ,

would find it appropriate to
displace hundreds of hard
working Bahamians and take
bread out of the mouths of
their hundreds of Bahamian
families,” the chairman said.

He was referring to a state-

“ment made by Mr Ingraham

earlier this month, in which
he said that he is in favour of
a smaller public sector.

However, Mr Ingraham
said he would like to see many
of the public sector jobs move
to the private sector, and did
not say he would displace any
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health is
improving

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‘RAMON Castro, the older
brother of Cuban leader Fidel
Castro, said Saturday his more
famous sibling is steadily
improving after intestinal
surgery that has left their
younger brother Raul tem-
porarily in charge of the coun-
try, accordimg to Associated
Press.

‘“He’s much better,” Ramon

’ Castro said of Fidel. “He works

savagely and that has a cost.”
Ramon Castro, who turns 82
in October, is a lifelong farmer
who has stayed out of national
politics.
The eldest Castro brother,
who bears a striking resem-

blance to 80-year-old Fidel with
his Romanesque profile and

white beard, spoke at the inter-
national airport awaiting the
arrival of Florida cattleman
John Parke Wright IV, with
whom he has formed a strong

. friendship during the Ameri-

can’s frequent visits to the
island.

The specifics of Castro’s ail-
ment and the nature of the

: - surgery he underwent have
been treated as a state secret.

The leader blamed his heavy
work and travel schedule for
causing sustained intestinal
bleeding, which prompted. the
neéd for emergency surgery.

Recent. government pho-
tographs and video of the leader _
showed him conscious, coher-
ent and in good spirits.

Migrants ©
are found

at sea near
Puerto. Rico.

@ PUERTO RICO
San Juan

THE US Coast Guard
returned 41 migrants — includ-
ing seven Ecuadoreans — to.a
port in the Dominican Republic
on Saturday after picking them
up at sea near this US
Caribbean territory, ig i
said.

The migrants — seven
Ecuadoreans and 34 Domini-
cans — were detained late Fri-
day by the Coast Guard in the
Mona Passage, an often-per-
ilous stretch of sea separating
Puerto Rico’s west coast and
the Dominican Republic, said
Ricardo Castrodad, a Coast
Guard spokesman.

The Ecuadorean and
Dominican migrants, who were

‘aboard a low-slung boat known

as a yola, were traveling illegal-
ly to the U.S. Caribbean terri-
tory from the Dominican
Republic, Castrodad said.

After taking the migrants
aboard a Coast Guard cutter,
the wooden boat was destroyed
as a hazard to navigation in the
Mona Passage, where the
Atlantic meets the Caribbean.

Castrodad said the presence
of the Ecuadorean migrants on »
a boat attempting to carry
migrants from the Dominican
Republic to Puerto Rico’s
rugged Mona Island, a roughly
40-mile (110-kilometer) jour-
ney, was “unusual.

“I can’t say the last time it
happened, but it’s been a long
while. It is unusual,” he said.

Fishing boats filled with
migrants from the impoverished
South American nation trying
to reach the United States are
regularly found in the Pacific
Ocean.
THE TRIBUNE

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 3





Mysterious
death case
now 34th

of the year

POLICE have officially clas-
sified the case of last week’s

“mysterious” death of a 41- -

year-old father of two as the
34th murder of the year.

James Alexander Dino Storr
was found last Tuesday morn-
ing, bound at the hands and
feet, in his home in Sunshine
Park.

He was discovered by a rela-
tive who lives in the area.

At the time of the discovery,
police could not detect any signs
of physical trauma, stab or gun-
shot wounds on the body.
Autopsy results, however, have
now shown that Mr Storr was
strangled to death.

Investigations into this matter
continue.

Doctors
Hospital
staff on
course

ASSOCIATES at Doctors
Hospital have completed a 16-
week, comprehensive course on
medical terminology.

The course reportedly
encompassed all the systems of
body, their structures, functions,
pathology, procedures, disease
processes and the medical
terms, roots, prefixes, suffixes,
and an overview of anatomical

‘terms related to those systems.

“The goal of the course was
to gain an understanding of
medical terminology so that
once used, the participants not
only understood them, but were
able to recognise the new terms
when they came across them in

’ the future,” said the hospital in

a statement.

“Medical terminology is a
specialised language used by
health care practitioners such
as unit secretaries, admissions
clerks, healthcare workers want-
ing to upgrade their skills, as
well as persons working in med-
ical transcription, medical cod-
ing or medical billing,” it said.
“This course gives them a better
understanding of their job func-
tion, duties and responsibilities.

At the end of the course, par-
ticipants. were reportedly able
to recognise and understand the
meaning of word-parts, define
the meaning of commonly used
medical terms and construct
and formulate terms from basic
elements.

The participants were asked
to devote time to study for
quizzes every week, do home-
work assignments, and had to
prepare for mid-term and end
of term exams.

Cuban dies
during US

immigration

’ Patty joins c

alls in

ip eioee of Tribune editor

By PACO NUNEZ
Tribune News Editor

WORKERS’ Party leader
Rodney Moncur has added his
voice to those calling on the
government to remove the “sil-
ly impasse” it has placed on
the work permit of Tribune
managing editor John Marquis.

In a statement issued yes-
terday, Mr Moncur said that
while Workers’ Party accepts
that there is no automatic enti-
tlement to a work permit in
the Bahamas, it is disturbed at
what appears to be the awak-
ening of “that all too familiar
period of Progressive Liberal
Party autocratic victimisation.”

“Those PLP politicians who
have nothing better to do than
to blame the media for every
criticism levelled at the gov-
ernment would do themselves
and the country better if they

spent their time doing their —

jobs for which they are paid,
rather than sitting down com-
posing victimisation lists for
the cabinet,” he said.

“One would have to won-
der if the Perry Christie gov-
ernment is trying to silence
any criticism of its already dis-
mal record in office as the gen-
eral election approaches and
hence the first line of their
offence is to muzzle the
media.”

Mr Moncur said the PLP
has.a long way to go in proving
themselves worthy of a second
term, but must realise that it is
the Bahamian voter-— not the
pen of Mr Marquis — that will
determine their fate.

He also noted that it is an
internationally accepted norm
‘that journalists are free to ply
their craft anywhere in the free

“world once they can enter a

country — a norm that is
becoming even more accepted
as the world becomes a global
village.



H RODNEY Moncur

Mr Moncur’s comments fol-
low condemnation of the gov-
ernment’s decision to defer Mr
Marquis’ work permit from
both Bahamas Democratic
Movement leader Cassius Stu-
art and civil rights activist
Clever Duncombe.

Both men threatened to
organise a massive freedom of
the press demonstration in
Nassau and Mr Duncombe
said he would lead a protest
outside the home of Prime
Minister Perry Christie if nec-
essary. :

Observers have noted that
the deferral of Mr Marquis’

_ work permit came in the’ wake

of a series of scathing articles
he wrote criticising the per-
formance of certain govern-
ment officials.

Immigration Minister Shane
Gibson has said the deferral
was carried out because The
Tribune failed to provide him

with information he requested,

about its training programmes
to replace foreign employees

_with Bahamians.

Mr Gibson denied that the
matter had anything to do
with the freedom of the press,

saying instead it was a matter

of policy.

However in an interview
with The Tribune last week,
Mr Gibson admitted that there
is no written immigration pol-
icy manual, and that the all
decisions are subjective. “It’s
all in the eyes of the behold-
er,” he said.

And Tribune publisher
Eileen Carron has denied that
immigration officials made any
request for information before
the deferral decision came to
light. She said that she was
told that a Labour department
inspector was to come in to
interview Mr Marquis and his
replacement, but the depart-
ment never made an appoint-
ment for a meeting. A meet-
ing, therefore, never took
place.

Mr Moncur continued:

“We in the Workers’ Party
have also felt the scorch of Mr
Marquis’ incisive but bi-parti-
san pen and we value the work
of a free press.

“Whether we realise it or
not, the standard of journal-
ism in the Bahamas and the
ideals of an informed elec-
torate in a healthy democra-
cy can only be helped with the
continuance of Mr Marquis in
his current role.”

He said that journalists in
the Bahamas need constant
training and updating of their
skills and craft and seasoned
veterans like Mr Marquis can
only be an asset in this arena.

- Mr Moncur urged the gov-
ernment to “step into the light
of a modernised and intelli-
gent society and not give the
nation another black eye.”

“The Workers’ Party hereby
calls on the government to do
the right thing for perhaps the
first time in their laborious and
tedious four long years in
office and remove this silly
impasse on Mr Marquis’s work
permit.

“If the government was wise
they would hire Mr Marquis to
do some training for publicists

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on the government payroll who
are badly in need of updating
their skills,” he added.

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deportation from the United
States because her husband had
a héart attack during an immi-
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her case was closed, according
to Associated Press.

Maritza Hernandez, 53, was
at immigration offices a week
ago when her husband Juan, 50,
died while being questioned
about Maritza’s application for
a green card.

The case touches on the
unique status of Cuban immi-
grants in the United States.

Juan received a green card in

. 1993, because federal law allows
Cubans to apply for residency
after a year in the country. Fed-

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Tribune loses a jewel in Ericka

ON SATURDAY night The Tribune lost a
jewel.

Ericka Fowler was one of the happiest, most
willing and versatile members of our staff. On
Saturday night in a senseless argument she
was murdered outside her Golden Gates home
as her mother and five frightened children
looked on. Ericka was only 33 years old.

Ericka came to The Tribune nine years ago
through an employmeft agency. We were
looking for a maid — those were the days
when The Tribune was an evening newspaper
and we practically lived on the premises. Eric-
ka was looking for work. In fact she was des-
perate for work. :

Ericka, only 25, was single, already a moth-
er of four, with a fifth child in the making.
She had her first child at 16. All of her five chil-
dren were for the same man.

Ericka was an excellent maid, neat, willing to
do whatever she was asked, and always trying .

to find other ways to please us. She had a bub-
bly personality, but she did her maid’s work so
quickly and efficiently that she had a lot of
time on her hands and a lot of time to float
around the office and chat. Some complained
that she was the most disruptive force to hit
our offices — she was in and out of every-
thing, curious to know how everything worked.
As a consequence she was disturbing the work
flow.

We quickly realised that she was above aver-
age intelligence and was anxious to learn.
Somehow we had to keep her busy and occu-
py her very capable, but.idle hands. Although,
she never complained, but continued to do
her little bit of dusting and cleaning to the
‘end, her talents were being wasted.

One day the librarian said he needed a
helper. Ah, ha! we thought, just the thing for
Ericka. And so Ericka was sent to the library.
“A maid to the library!” someone scoffed.
“Yes, why not?” we laughed. We had great
confidence in our little Ericka.

She transformed the library. Ericka could
file, she could organize, she had an artistic
eye. The little library was a new place after it
had been touched by the magic hand of our lit-
tle “maid.” But still this was not enough for
Ericka. She soon mastered the computers, she
could archive the pages — and even when she
was on holiday she came in early every morn-
ing to do this. She learned to take photographs
and was taking photos for the classified and
display advertising departments.

Still that-was not enough for Ericka. She °

moved. into the news room where she was
taught how to tone photdgraphs and put them
into the system for the editors. One day News
Editor Paco Nufiez needed a photographer
urgently. He looked around. There was no
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tures, ll go!” And out the door she went.
She returned with excellent photographs.

A few weeks ago we were going through
the Entertainment section of The Tribune. We

_ couldn’t believe our eyes. There was Ericka’s

byline over an excellent feature story. The fol-
lowing week another one appeared. Ericka
had a flair for everything she did — she was an
absolute natural.

We found he: taking photographs for the
religion section, the arts, entertainment and
general features. .

Really Ericka could have been anything’
she wanted to be. If trained she could have
been a florist, or an interior decorator. When-
ever she moved into a room it was trans-
formed. A few years ago she took over the
switchboard and that small area was

- rearranged and a plant appeared behind her

desk. She still assisted on the switchboard
when the operator was to lunch or on holi-
day.

At Christmas time she did all of the office
decorations.

“She had a heart of gold — she was a good
girl,” said Angela Butler, who heads the clas-
sified advertising department. “She worked
hard and she did it with love.”

We discovered that Ericka had even moved
into the Circulation Department, where she
had an early morning route delivering The
Miami Herald.

Young Ericka did not have an easy life. But

whatever her problems at home, they were: -

left at home. When she entered The Tribune

she seemed the most carefree, happy person in.

the world.

It was not unusual to walk through a’ Tribune
department at the moment of crisis when an
extra hand was needed to hear a staff member
call: “ Where is Ericka? Quick, find Ericka!”

Last. week she and Paco Nuiiez were
preparing a proposal to present to Managing
Editor John Marquis. The proposal was that
Erica was to have a camera, and devote one
day to the newsroom where she would be sent
out on assignments as a reporter. Of course, if
that plan had gone through, it would have
been only a matter of time before Ericka
would have been a permanent fixture in the
newsroom. Who knows how far she would
have gone.

And so her death this weekend was a
tragedy — a young woman struck down in the
prime of life and at a moment when her career
had taken aim for the stars.

Ericka, we shall all miss you. Oh, how we
shall miss you.

-We send our deepest sympathy to her par-
ents and her five children, especially to Natrell,
14, and Lashon, 9, who spent many hours here
at The Tribune with their mother.

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EDITOR, The Tribune

I WAS surprised to learn
upon my return from Miami last
night on a delayed flight which

' arrived at Nassau after.12 mid-
night, to hear Bahamasair’s -

spokesperson welcoming arriv-
ing passengers (tourists and res-
idents alike) not to The
Bahamas and its capital city,
Nassau, but. to a renamed air-
port.

The incoming aircraft to Mia-
mi which was delayed had to be
diverted to Freeport due to bad
weather before resuming its run
to Miami, Florida. Hence, the
earlier flights from Miami were
similarly delayed as Bahama-
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aircraft. Therefore, passengers,
especially tourists, on our flight
did not know immediately in
which island or country they

-had landed.

‘You would think that tourism
was important to The Bahamas,
but all the greetings about the
touristic aspect of our island
nation have been abandoned;
instead returning residents are
welcomed to an airport not to
our home. oon

I notice from another news-
paper that a major highway the

East/West Highway, will also
be renamed, and that the forth-
coming elections will be held
on a date connected to the same
person.

Well, I hope for the good of
all that the Government in its
over-zealous pursuit, will kind-
ly leave intact the names of our
capital city, Nassau, our island,
New Providence, and our coun-
try, Bahamas, and any other his- _
torical landmarks so that gen-

erations following will have his-

torical continuity. The Bahamas
belongs to all its citizens not a
special few.

SHIRLEA VOTER
Nassau
August 10 2006

Well done ambassador

EDITOR, The Tribune

I want to applaud our
Ambassador John Rood for
going directly to the media to
share his concerns over the rela-
tionship between the US and
the Bahamas. A local, attorney
Moss was upset that Mr Rood
did not approach the PLP gov-
erning party. Well, if the PLP
does not know, under their
leadership, this relationship
has deteriorated then their head

ale o

EDITOR, The Tribune

I extend congratulations to
the Christie Administration,

generally, and the Hon Obie —

Wilchcombe, MP and Minister
of Tourism, in particular, on
successfully bringing about the
sale of the troubled Royal Oasis

Hotel in Freeport, Grand °

Bahama.
This is welcome news for the

long suffering displaced workers

at that resort and they may now

' have an opportunity to rebuild

their lives and get a grip on their
finances. It took a bit long to
conclude this matter, but I’ve
always maintained that it is bet-
ter late, than never.at all.
Minister Wilchcombe is “the
man of the hour” and must be
given the praise for remaining
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It is very disturbing that this
government in power would
align itself to vote for Cuba to
be on the Human Rights' Coun-
cil. Most Bahamians share their
love of democracy as we Amer-
icans do and are at a loss for
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others, including myself, at one
point, took a bleak stance. It
has long been my contention
that Minister Wilchcombe is
one of the hardest working
members of the administration
of the Rt Hon Perry Gladstone
Christie.

Congratulations are also in
order to the hard working attor-
neys, Messrs Valentine. Grimes,
a New Providence based
lawyer, and Jethro Miller, based
in Grand Bahama, whose late
wife and myself were admitted
to the Bar on the same date,
some years ago.

It is truly refreshing to see

the high degree of competency —

and diligence which these two
relatively young black Bahami-
an lawyers brought to the nego-
tiating table. Hitherto, these



‘send a chill down any right-

thinking Bahamian’s spine.

Once again, good job Mr.
Rood for taking your concerns
directly to the Bahamian peo-
ple, instead of some watered
down version coming from the
party in control of this Bahami-
an government.

CHARLES
LONGFELLOW
JI, Florida
August 15 2006_

Oasis

sort of multi-million dollar deals
would have been brokered
through one of the larger estab-
lished so-called white law firms.
With the successful sale and
anticipated reopening of the
Royal Oasis, Grand Bahama is
poised to resume her place as
the jewel of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, in short order.
Politically, this can only boast
the excellent chances of the
PLP being re-elected and the
Rt Hon Prime Minister’s legacy
for the future. Way to go, Min-
ister Wilchcombe.
- To God then, in all of these
things, we give thanks and, of
course, the glory.

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Crack houses ma

ke mockery

of urban renewal programme

HE next time the top

brass of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force trot off
to collect some international
award for the success of Urban
Renewal, they should return
with some explanation as to
why there seems to have been
no diminution in the number of
crack houses, sellers and addicts
in our inner city. |

On any given evening, any
member of the Bahamian pub-
lic can take a drive around the
city and identify the many
entrepots ‘in an apparently thriv-
ing trade. Some of the more bla-
tant examples include:-

e A particular active and vis-
ible crack house on Carew
Street, off Mount Royal
Avenue. This is within the area
of responsibility of the Southern
District, located on nearby
Wulff Road.

e There is another midway

up Hawkins Hill and another’

on Canaan Lane, both in the
Central District (the former
within easy sight of a major gov-
ernment office complex).

The impunity with which
these and countless other crack
houses operate is demonstrat-
ed by the ease with which a
casual observer (like this colum-
nist) can identify them. Yet
somehow, the whole chain of
command of the Royal
Bahamas Police Force seems
unaware of their existence.

Unless we are to take a dim
view of the powers of observa-
tion of our men in unfotn, then

it is perfectly clear that someone
in their chain of command has
taken a policy position that qui-
et, low-key criminality can be
tolerated so long as it remains
confined to ghetto communi-
ties.

Another aspect of this poli-
cy seems to be the tolerance of
the other illicit activities (such
as prostitution and the barter
of stolen or received goods)
which go hand in hand with
serious drug addiction.

This thinking is not only at
odds with the stated aims of the

PERSPECTIVES



ANDREW ALLEN

hen, in the 1990’s

New York City
undertook its ultimately suc-
cessful policy of zero tolerance,
the NYPD paid particular
attention to precisely the sort
of breeding spots of criminality



It is perfectly clear that
someone in their chain of
command has taken a policy
position that quiet, low-key
criminality can be tolerated so
long as it remains confined to
ghetto communities. |



Prime Minister’s much-vaunt-
ed Urban Renewal Project. It
is also based on a premise that is
demonstrably false. Like mos-
quito-breeding pools, pockets
of criminality affect the quality
of life of all who share a con-
tiguous landmass with them, not
just those unlucky enough to
inhabit their immediate vicinity.

that are completely ignored by
the RBPF. Crack houses
throughout the city were tar-

geted with a fury that ultimate- _

ly convinced many drug addicts
either. to seek help or else to
find another place to live. The
result was a general decline. in
the many crimes associated with
addiction to crack cocaine.

As the architects of the New
York policy recognized, you
simply cannot separate a toler-

ance for general, low level crim- ©

inality, from the then-prevalence
of more serious crimes. This is
so especially in the case of
cocaine addiction, given its very
obvious link to crimes like theft
and robbery.

In the Bahamas, we have for
decades had first hand experi-
ence of the connection between
cocaine addiction and serious
crimes against the person and
property. In addition to outright
crime, it has fuelled a general
social degeneracy in many inner
city areas that has continued to
churn out ghetto values into the
wider community.

If there is one single matter

that ought to receive the fullest
attention of the Urban Renew-

al Programme, it is the network .

of drug houses that dot the
inner city and low income areas
of the city.

here is simply no con-

ceivable excuse forthe .

under-reaction that presently
characterizes the attitudes of
law enforcement officials
towards them. In fact, in many
cases the proaungee explana-

Police conduct car searches

INCREASED Bales presence could be
seen on the streets of New Providence this
weekend, as officers conducted island-wide

vehicular searches.

On Friday and Saturday night police,
* officers were ‘spotted shining flashlights
*into cars and, stopping certain vehicles
for more thorough searches along Vil-

lage Road and Bay Street.

Speaking with The Tribune yesterday,
press liaison officer Inspector Walter Evans
said that this weekend’s initiative is part of
an ongoing police effort to reduce crime
on the streets of Nassau.

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This week, police in their special “Quiet
Storm” initiative, appréhended seven per- ~
. SOns‘who had outstanding: arrest warrants
and recovered one stolen vehicle.

tion seems to be corruption, as
dishonest officers extort a kind
of tax from these outfits, much
as they do to the many num-
bers houses in the same areas.
All of this makes a mockery
of whatever credit either gov-
ernment or senior police offi-
cials would take for the visible
successes of the Urban Renew-
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FREEPORT - Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce president
Dr Doswell Coakley is very
pleased about the prospect of the
sale of the Royal Oasis and the
possibility of an economic turn-
around in Freeport.

However, he stressed that sogme
mechanisms must be put in place
to ensure that foreign investors
are able meet their financial
responsibility to Bahamian work-
ers in the future. :

“We are quite pleased and
thrilled by the prospect of the
sale, which has been long over-

GB Commerce president ‘pleased

due,” Dr Coakley told The Tri-
bune.

“We certainly hope that the
powers that be would ensure that
as we move forward that we nev-
er go back to the history of what
caused the Royal Oasis to be
what it has been for some time,”
he said.

Although there has been no
official announcement by the gov-
ernment on the sale yet, reports
are that Lehman Brothers, the
property’s mortgagee, signed a
$40 million deal early this week
with World Investments Holdings
out of Florida for the resort.

The Royal Oasis property,
which comprises of 900 guest

rooms, a casino, and 98 timeshare

units, closed in 2004 following
Hurricane Frances. About 1,400
workers were laid off.

The Driftwood Group, the
owners, left behind a mountain
of outstanding debts to the gov-
ernment, the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and other local suppli-
ers and vendors.

Last year, the government paid
out $5 million in redundancy pay-
ments to displaced hotel work-
ers. A remainder $1.2 million is
still owed to the workers.

Dr Coakley said the sale of
Royal Oasis would give rise to
job opportunities for Bahamians

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because they couldn’t get what
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“We wish them well,” the
party leader said. “They are
not going to deter us.”

As if to demonstrate that the
Free National Movement was
not the only party experienc-
ing growing pains, Mr Ingra-
ham referred to an address that
he heard PLP leader Perry
Christie give the evening
before.

Quoting Mr Christie’s
speech, Mr Ingraham said:
“The PLP as a party seems to
come together whenever there
is a crisis or an election, and
come together in unity. They
can fight among themselves all
the time, when election time
comes along, they are all for
one, and one for all.”

“FNMs, learn that lesson,”
Mr Ingraham said. “We. are
going through a lengthy
process in selecting candidates,
and when we roll them out, I
want you to rally around them,
and take them from house to
house. The arguments are
going to be over, and the fat
lady is going to sing, and when
the fat lady sings, the game is
over. It’s time to work.”

Telling the listening audience
that they have a real fight
ahead of them, Mr Ingraham
also warned them that the PLP
“is going to fight tooth and nail
to hold on to power.”

“They will stoop to every-
thing to hold on to power and
the perks of office,” Mr Ingra-
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ask about how low tpeyy are
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Ingraham said, “and better will
come with the FNM.”
Duting his address, Mr
Ingraham called the audience’s
attention to a number of activ-
ities being undertaken by gov-
ernment as it prepares for elec-



tion, in particular, recent
efforts by the Ministry of Edu-
cation and Ministry of Works
to refurbish, expand, and con-
struct new schools.

“T see, right now, all kinds

_ of trailers down there by A F

Adderley School,” Mr Ingra-

ham said. “In ten years in
office, the FNM never had to
do that. Bring in trailers? No,
no, no. We built 12 new schools

in 10 years, and the PLP in four

years have. not built a single
school in the Bahamas
nowhere. Now election com-
ing along, they knocking this
down, knocking that down, and.
they ain’t gonna be ready.”

He also noted the present
conditions that straw market
workers find themselves hav-
ing to’ work under saying: “Can
you imagine what a worthless
government this is? They can’t
build a straw market in four
years. Unbelievable. The Prime
Minister has to pass there every
Tuesday and most Wednes-
days. And he sees those ven-
dors right there in that tent put
up after the hurricane, and his
heart is hardened, and he has-
n’t done it.”

“That couldn’t happen under
my watch,” continued Mr
Ingraham.

“I don’t care what the ven-
dors politics are, that couldn’t
happen on my watch, and it
ain’t gonna happen when we
come back either.”

He told those gathered to
hear his address: “Months lead-
ing up to election they are flail-
ing around like a chicken with-
out a head. But the good thing
is that they are not fooling any-
body by announcing all of
these things.. We recognize
PLP election errors. That is
what they did when they were
in government before. That is
their modus operandi.
Announce or start a lot of pub-
lic works leading up to elec-
tion, once election is over, they
revert to do nothing for the
people, but get the special
deals for their close friends and
associates.”

Calling them a scandal-rid-
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the context of his speech, many
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stories which noted that calls
were put in to Mount Tabor’s
Bishop Neil Ellis, hoping that
his presence would bring about
speedy resolution to difficult
industrial disagreements
between the government and
the Water and Sewage Corpo-
ration, the Bahamas Union of
Teachers, and most recently,
the Bahamas Electricity Cor-
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@ By Sir Ronald Sanders.

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Caribbean diplomat who pub-
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British airports was revealed by
security forces, major disrup-
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and airline industries began
counting the costs of the delays
and cancellations.

These costs are astronomical,
estimated by some experts at
US$570 million and climbing.

Almost 2,500 flights were
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cancelled flights, airlines have
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gers and refund tickets. Worse
yet, they have had to spend vast
sums of money trying to reunite
passengers with some 20,000
bags that went astray in the
chaos that gripped British air-
ports.

Now the question arises .

about the impact this will have
on tourism and the heavy bur-
den of costs it will place on oth-
er countries, especially those
whose economies are highly
dependent on the tourist indus-
try.

British Airways, which has
been hard hit by the flight can-
cellations, has already
announced that it will-be seek-
ing compensation from the
British government and British
Airports Authority, the private
company that runs the three

main London airports. Other —

airlines, including Virgin
Atlantic, have said the same
thing. But, it is unlikely that
they would be.successful.

And, if-they aren’t, recoup-
ing the lost revenues could ulti-
mately be borne by passengers
in the form of higher
fares. Should that happen, it will
have an adverse affect on
tourism from Britain to long-
haul destinations such as those
in the Caribbean, but this is left
to be seen.

What is clear is that new secu-
rity measures will be introduced
at' airports around the world
and airport authorities will pass
these higher costs on to air-
lines. In turn, the airlines will,
undoubtedly, apply the costs to
the passengers, and this is

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bound to adversely affect
tourism in the medium to long
term.

Fe the time being, how-
ever, the major disrup- °

tion of British airports that last-
ed. for more than a week has
had no dramatic effect on the
tourist industry.

This is largely because, unlike
9/11 in the United States, the
plan to blow-up several aircraft
bound from London on trans-
Atlantic flights was foiled by
security forces, and nothing
actually happened.

There were no burning build-



New security
measures will
be introduced at
airports around
the world and
airport
authorities will
pass these
higher costs on
to airlines.



ings, no exploding aircraft and
no horribly mutilated bodies.

In the absence of such dra-
matically frightening images and
any clear and evident danger to
aircraft, travellers continued to
throng British Airports despite
cancellations of over two thou-
sand flights. The worst they
endured were new security
measures that severely restrict-
ed what they could take on
board as hand luggage.

But, as the British Home Sec-
retary, John Reid, has warned

_the threat of other terrorist

activity remains real in the Unit-
ed Kingdom and throughout
Europe. And, since aviation is a
popular target, further attacks
on airplanes cannot be dis-
counted in the longer term.
The safety of air travel, there-
fore, has to be an area of con-
stant vigilance by security
authorities - around’ the
world. And, this will cost mon-
ey. In all countries it will divert
financial resources from health,

education, housing and higher -

pensions for old people. The
diversion of such financial
resources will be felt hardest by
the people of developing coun-
tries. —

If the terrorists manage again
to blow up an airplane with
hundreds of passengers. on
board, the effect will undoubt-



@ SIR Ronald Sanders

edly be catastrophic for tourism.
And, the terrorists are not
about to give up.
They are well aware that they
won stunning psychological vic-
tories with 9/11 in the US; with



Time and again
the world has

witnessed

situations in
which intensified
measures in one
place to curb an
activity have ~
pushed that
activity into

‘areas where

policing and —
enforcement is
weak.



the London train bombings on

July 7th last year; and with the

previous bombings in Spain,
Kenya and Bali.

Each of these incidents.has
emboldened them, particularly
when they witness the enor-
mous economic damage they

cause even when their plans are .

foiled.

he worry for other
parts of the world,

including the Caribbean, which
is host to hundreds of thousands
of tourists from the United
States and Europe, is: when will



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their airports and airlines
become attractive targets for
terrorism?

There is no good reason to
believe that targeting airports
in tourist resort areas such as
the Caribbean could not or
would not happen.

Time and again the world has
witnessed situations in which
intensified measures in one
place to curb an activity have
pushed that activity into areas
where policing and enforcement
is weak.

Efforts to combat drug traf-
ficking is a good example. In
the Caribbean, when new and
tough anti-drug trafficking
machinery was introduced in
Jamaica, the scale of drug traf-
ficking escalated in the Eastern
Caribbean.

All this calls for new invest-
ment in technical equipment for
airports. Chris Yates, who is the
aviation security editor at the

magazine, Jane’s Aviation |

Review, is quoted by the British
Broadcasting Corporation
(BBC) as saying that “explo-
sives can be disguised and will
not get picked up by the ordi-
nary X-ray machines currently
in use across UK airports”. He
pointed out that at London’s
Heathrow airport “three Rapis-

‘can Systems Secure body scan-

ners for detecting ‘high-tech
plastic and ceramic firearms and
explosives” have been intro-
duced.

[ will not be long before
airports all over the world
will be required to install such
equipment in order to satisfy
international standards for safe-
ty.

Developing countries — par-
ticularly small states such as
those in the Caribbean and
Pacific — will be expected to
spend money to buy new equip-
ment as part of heightened
security for their airports: But,
they need access to low cost.
funding if they are to do the job
properly.

International Financial Insti-
tutions, such as the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund (IMF)
and the World Bank, as well as
the governments of the United
States, the European Union,

- Canada and Japan, should now

acknowledge that it is time for
them to match lending policies
to the need to combat terror-
ism. -

The IMF and World Bank
should amend their policies to
provide low cost funding with-
out their usual conditions to
developing countries who,
themsélves, should be pressing
for attention to be paid to their

plight in this matter.
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JOSEPH Hill, lead vocalist
and songwriter for the tradi-
tional “roots” reggae group Cul-
ture, died Saturday. He was 57,
accordin g to Associated Press.

Hill abruptly fell ill and died
in Berlin while the group were
in the middle of a European
tour, according to his daughter
Andrea. She did not know the
cause of death.

The group’s website said the
band will continue its summer
concert tour as a tribute to the
smooth-voiced tenor, with Hill’s
son Kenyatta taking on lead
vocals.

One of reggae’s most endur-

ing bands, Culture was led by
Hill for three decades. Hill
penned the group’s best known

‘songs, including “Two Sevens

Clash,” “Natty Never Get
Weary” and “I’m Not
Ashamed.”

Born in the rural Jamaican
parish of St Catherine in 1949,
Hill began his musical career
in the late 1960s as a percus-
sionist.

As the Rastafarian influence
on reggae grew in the 1970s, he
formed Culture and remained
its driving force through more
than 30 albums.

Hill said “Two Sevens Clash,”
Culture’s most influential

_ record, was based on a predic-

tion by Pan-Africanist Marcus

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Andrea Hill, of Kingston, said
funeral arrangements for her
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Arthur Foulkes
On press issues

FROM page one

Department will make a deci-
sion on the work permit of Mr
Marquis once it has received
“all of the relevant informa-
tion” relating to The Tribune's
training policy.

Mr Gibson said that despite
the respect he has for Mr Mar-
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he has for Tribune publisher
Eileen Carron, he must be
guided by the rules of the
country. =

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tolerate attacks on the press,”
he said.

Even if he were not in poli-
tics, Sir Arthur said, he would
prefer to write for The Tribune.



“Not because I always agree
with the editorial policy, but
experience over the years has
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@ In brief
Pakistan
optimistic
for release of

twenty-six

of its citizens

@ ISLAMABAD,
Pakistan

PAKISTAN is opti-
mistic that the U.S. will
release 26 of its citizens:
held at Guantanamo
Bay and the main U.S.
military base in
Afghanistan on suspi-
cion of terrorism links, a
senior official said Sat-
urday, according to
Associated Press.

The 26 men were
among dozens of Pak-
istanis captured during
and after U.S.-led
attacks on Afghanistan,
prompted by the Sept.
11, 2001, terror attacks,
toppled the former
Taliban regime for

sheltering Osama bin
Laden.

€

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Washington has so far
freed 68 Pakistanis from
its prison at Guan-
tanamo Bay, Cuba, but
at least six others are
still held there, said the
official, who traveled to
Guantanamo days ago
and met with the Pak-
istani prisoners.

He said 20 more are’
being held at the main
U.S. military base-in
Afghanistan at Bagram,
which he visited earlier
this month.

U.S. officials had
asked for a formal
request for their release,
and Pakistan would sub-
mit it next week, he
said. U.S. officials could
not be immediately,
reached Saturday for
comment.

The six held at Guan-
tanamo include an
alleged al-Qaida

‘financier, businessman

Saifullah Paracha.
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Storeting’s Colonial
Mortuary And Crematorium

84 Blue Hill Road * P.O. Box N-8161 ° Tel: 325-7867
¢ Fax: 325-7867








-MR JAMES

- ALEXANDER
DEAN STORR,

(aka “DINO”), 41

a resident of Milky Way
North, Sunshine Park
will be held on
Wednesday, 23rd
August, 2006 at Saint
Agnes Anglian Church,
Baillou Hill Road at 2:30pm. Officiating will
be The Rt Rev Bishop Gilbert Thompson and
Rev Fr Rodney Burrows. Interment will follow
in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery, Solider
Road. .


















Left to continue his legacy and to cherish his
fond memory are his wife, Anna Hallberg Storr;
two children, Devon and Jordan; mother, Renee
Storr; father and step mother, James and Gina
Storr; father and mother-in-law, Karl and Anita
Hallberg; two brothers, Kelsey Storr (Lynette)
and Ryan Roker; brothers-in-law; Bjorn.
Hallberg; four sisters, Lisa Logan (Darren),
Latina Storr, Raeh Roker and Keva Storr; seven
nephews, Kelsey Storr Jr, Sean Storr, Chris
Cole, Corey Storr, Devin Cole, Andrew Storr
and Morgan Samuels; niece, Christina Storr;
three aunts, Patsy Johnson, Eileen Adderly and
Celeste Storr; eight uncles, Leroy and
Theophilas Storr, Basil and Charles Tynes,
Leonard Simmon, Leslie Sealy, Norman Tynes
and Vanroy Sealy, and a host of other cousins,
friends and loved ones. raat




















The body will repose at the chapel of the Saints
Sweeting’s Colonial Mortuary and
Crematorium, #84 Blue Hill Road from llam
on Tuesday until 6pm and at the church from
12md on Wednesday until service time.








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Police appeal over potentially



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violent domestic disputes

FOLLOWING this weekend’s murder
of 33-year-old Ericka Fowler, a mother of
five, police are once again appealing to
Bahamians to do their civic duty and con-
tact authorities whenever they hear of or
witness domestic disputes that have the

potential of turning violent.

“We have a culture in this country
where people tend to turn a blind eye to

these kinds of things.

“The Royal Bahamas Police Force
frowns upon this sort of behaviour. Police

Mother of five murdered ©

FROM page one

Mrs Fowler said she was in
her bedroom at the time and
heard her daughter and the
man “fussing and fighting.”

“T went into the kitchen
and told them to stop fuss-
ing all the time. He threat-
ened to kill the children right
there in the kitchen, but I
said he would have to kill me

first,” Mrs Fowler said.

At this point, she said one
of the children opened the
kitchen door an let a man in.

“Ericka ran outside to get
help from a neighbour and

‘he came up behind her, run-

ning after her down the
road,” her mother said.

She was stabbed, then
dragged onto the back seat
of a car parked outside the
house.. _

At this time two of Ms
Fowler’s children ran to get
help from neighbours.

Fourteen-year-old Natrell
told The Tribune that she
and her brother, Tanrio, ran
to seek assistance from
somewhere.

Mrs. Fowler said she ran
after them, but was afraid to
get between the arguing cou-
ple. 3
She said the children took

“their mother out of the car.

“They laid her on the ground
and.she was gasping for

said.

the plate,” he said.

Commissioner Paul Farquharson wants to
voice his displeasure on this matter,” he

Mr Evans said that when people wit-
ness domestic “uprisings”, it is their civil
responsibility to alert the authorities.

“As a good, responsible citizen you are
obligated to call someone to assist and
not let it get to the point where some-
thing happens, like in the Ericka Fowler
case. We are asking people to step up to

Mr Evans also urged people not to let
any kind of domestic turmoil simmer
below the surface for long periods of .
time, without attempting to seek some
kind of outside assistance.

“Of course I speak for the police, and
we especially have our domestic violence |
department that deals with these kind of
problems which people are encouraged to
contact, but there are also several church-
es and other civic organisations that peo-

ple can turn to,” he said.

HB ERICKA FOWLER with her family

breath. When the police
came she was still gasping,
but when the ambulance
came it was too late. She’d
stopped breathing,” Mrs
Fowler said.

Mrs Fowler said that she
would always rememiber her
daughter as a “most loving
person. ~

“She never gave me any
trouble. She always had a
smile on her face. And what-
ever you asked her to do, she
did,” Mrs Fowler said.

Ericka’s close friend and
co-worker at The Tribune
Allison Miller was in shock.
She described Ericka as

“incredibly hard-working and

always tried ‘to*help* othe



an all-around good person.”
The Tribune’s business
reporter Cara Brennen said

that she will always remem-

ber Ericka, a person who
never “let life get her down,”

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THE FACTS REGARDING

THE LEASE & CONDITIONAL PURCHA:
OF CROWN & TREASURY LANDS ON
GREAT GUANA CAY — |

Bakers Bap

GOLF & OCEAN CLUB ‘ ‘





os The Government has agreed in principle to the lease and conditional purchase —
lease of Crown and Treasury Land to the the Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club.

Use of the Crown Lands (approximately 105 acres total)
e Environmental Preserve: 66 acres -- permanently protected and managed by the Baker's
_ Bay project for the perpetual enjoyment of all Bahamians and visitors to the area.

e Marina and Waterways: 25 acres leased for AO years with options to renew.
e Residential Lots: 15 acres in a conditional LEASE-PURCHASE arrangement

Use of oe Treasury Lands (approximately 43 acres total)








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f 194 six (6) year lease of an 8 acre staging area for construction purposes. At the end of t
six years, this land is returned to the Treasurer of The Bahamas! —
A forty (40) year lease (with options to renew) of twelve (1 2) acres to be used as follows:
e Employee housing -—4 acres

¢ Desalination Plant, Sewerage facilities, electricity substation — 2 acres
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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor’

n investor in
the | group
seeking to
close the Roy-
al Oasis pur-
chase for around $40 million
yesterday told The Tribune it
planned to invest at least $170
million in the property and
upgrade it to five-star status.
It is now waiting on Lehman
Brothers’ private equity arm

to produce evidence of clear

title to the still-closed Grand
Bahama resort before the deal
closes. The purchase has a 60-

‘set to hee ean
impact bank

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Bueiness
Editor

“ag THE ‘planned. serdtae. to
the Securities Industry Act

will have a régulato: ry impact

similar to the Banks and
fe on Repulse

now awaiting the dad docu-
ment before taking’ it to Par-
-liament. - é

James Smith said reforms

|

"SEE p “ Page 7B

Kensal hotel i in’.
concrete plant deal

a By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Busi less Editor



EXUMA’ Ss Einepatd Bay

Resort and its holding company.
have settled $2.2 million owed

to a Nasdaq- -listed company
through the payment of $56,000
in cash and transferring their 14
_per cent stake'in an Exuma
ready-mix concrete plant to pe
latter.
Details of the deal cies
Emerald Bay and Devcon were

contained in the latter’s Form

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

Star status’. Lawrence Chisholm & Associates is group’s Bahamian partner.

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day window in whieh to slags:

Seyed Moghani, a member
of the Florida-based World
Investment Holdings LL..
group, which has signed a deal
in principle to acquire the Roy-
al Oasis from Lehman Broth-
ers, said the consortium had
obtained financing from

Deutsche Bank to complete.

the purchase.
He said in an interview with
The Tribune: “We are ready



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10- Q fling with the Sécurities &
Exchange Commission (SEC).

- The deal also involved Devcon

settling a $2.1 million debt owed
to its former chairman and chief
executive, ‘Donald Smith, dat-

ing back to June 6, 1991.

The. complicated three-way

deal was reached between |
Emerald Bay, Mr Smith and ©

Devcon because Mr Smith had
guaranteed on March 10, 2004.

SEE page 2B

1
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Betty K correction

IN an article appearing in Friday’s Tribune Business sec-
tion on Page 3b, under the headline, Shipping Firm raises its
fuel surcharge 20 per cent, an employee of the Betty K company
was reported as saying the firm had the previous week increased

its bunker fuel surcharge by
prices.

20 per cent to combat rising fuel

The employee aiso said that whenever fuel prices increased,
Betty K increased its prices until costs declined.

However, Betty I subsequently said the information given to
The Tribune was incorrect, and that it had not increased its fuel

surcharge by 20 per c

at. It also said it did not raise ifs prices
whenever fuel costs increased.

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to close. We have a commit-
ment from Deutsche Bank,
and are going to close it.

“We have the money; that’s
not the question. They
_ [Lehman Brothers] have to
deliver us clear title.”

Mr Moghani, who although
Iranian by. birth has lived in

‘Florida for 25 years after

escaping the Ayatollah’s Islam-
ic Revolution, told The Tri-
bune that the deal’s conclusion

-“depends on all the paper- -.
‘work” being completed.

- His comments indicate that
the Royal Oasis acquisition has
not been completed, given that
Lehman Brothers - the resort’s
de facto owner through the
mortgage and debenture it
holds on it - has yet to produce

evidence of clear title. This is a

major element:that can often

- break real estate deals.

The other investors in World

Investment Holdings include .

Keith St Clair, chief executive
of Coral Gables- -based Inter-
net travel < agency, Tr pve Lead:
ers.

TraveLeaders whith has
about 300 workers,





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4
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at its head”

office. and another 100 working
from home, competes with the
likes of Expedia and Orbitz in
the Internet travel market.

Earlier this summer, an.

Orlando resort developer
called American Leisure Hold-
ings purchased an option to
buy TraveLeaders’ parent
company, having already taken
a 10 per cent stake in the latter
in exchange for assuming $22.6

million in debt. Mr St Clair is”

staying with the company.
The. Tribune last week
revealed that Cuban-Ameri-

can money is bankrolling the

World Investment Holdings
group, and the rest of its
investors bear.that out.

They include a father-and-

-son duo who are both called

Fernando Alvarez. Sources
said they appeared to be the
main source of equity financing
behind the World Investment

Holdings group, and another .

investor is Idalberto

Rodriguez. ‘
All the’ names were. con-
firmed to The Tribune by Mr

Moghani. He also confirmed

Pathan

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newspaper, that New York,
New York, the Las Vegas-

based hotel/casino operator ©

that is a subsidiary of MGM
Mirage, was the favourite to

become the operating partner

for the Royal Oasis.
Mr Moghani described New

‘York, New York as “my first
choice” for hotel/casino man- .

agement partner, adding that
the investors were meeting

with the company’s represen- _
tatives yesterday afternoon. _

. Mr Moghani described him-
self. as “the one who put the
deal together” and worked to
bring the consortium members
together. |

He said his’ background
included hotels, having owned

and managed 12 Holiday Inn- _
‘branded. properties.
Moghani added that he had |

Mr

also developed low cost hous-
ing, and now owns a warranty

insurance company, believed
to be called American Premier

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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business .
Editor





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THE Government has |



reduced the scope of the ten- ;
der for its Passport and Bor-
der Control Systems to focus.
on just machine readable:
passports and accompany-
ing computer systems, The
Tribune has been told, lead- ; |
ing to calls for a new tender:
to be issued and the old
process scrapped.
The initial tender docu-
“ment, a copy of which has.
been seen by The Tribune,
called not just foj machine-
‘readable passports, along
‘with the software and tech-. |

















but.a whole host of other
documents.

That. tender, issued | in
2005 by the Ministry of For-






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_chip-based ‘smart identity’
card for work. permits,
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es ee ape oi Sale iiamoe | rice fell by $0.09 to close at | 7
| | Markets $1.90. CAD$ 1.1251 0.03
The Bahamian Stock Market | ING FINDEX advanced his | GBP 181 049

FINDEX 696.99 YTD 26.30%



FIDELITY MARKET WRAP

@ By Fidelity Capital

IT was a pretty active trad-
ing week in the Bahamian
market as more than 55,000
shares changed hands. The
market saw 10 out of its 20 list-



week by a stunning 10.83
points to end the week at
696.99, up 26.30 per cent for
the year.

COMPANY NEWS

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| BISX CLOSING CHANGE VOLUME YTD PRICE |
| | edstocks trade, of which four
p SE MEOE Re CHANGE | advanced, two declined and _ FOCOL Holdings (FCL) - Weekly %Change
| | four remained unchanged. FCL announced this past week s
| ey are s : sey ae | Volume leader for the week _ that it had acquired all the ane Oil pe ey
| BBL $0.80 $- 0 14.29% | was Colina Holdings (CHL) available shares of GAL Ter- 9 $615.80 3.
| BOB $7.49. $s 900 700% | With 15,750 shares changing _minals, the owners and opera-
| BPF $12.05 $0.01 1500 15.87% | hands and accounting for 28.6 tors of the Eight Mile Rock
| BSL $14.00 $- 0. 9.80% | percent of the total shares and Lewis Yard Service sta- IPE |
| BWL $1.50 $- 0 19.05% | traded. tions, for $5.25 million.. Addi- International Stock Market Indexes:
| CAB $9.13 $0.03 6875 440% The big advancer for the tionally, Grand Bahama Ter-
| CBL $11.00 $- 14100 20.75% | week was FirstCaribbean minal (a wholly-owned sub- ‘Weekly % Change
| CHL $1.90 $-0.09. . 15750 15.83% | International Bank (Bahamas) sidiary of FCL) finalised an a Saigon
| CWCB $5.46 $0.51 0 10.30% | (CIB), whose share price agreementto purchase all _ 11,381.47 2.65
| CIB $13.50 $0.40 - 9040 - 24.08% | increased by $0.40 to end the rights, title and interest in the “id 302.30, 2.81
| DHS $2.45 $-0.20 3000 . 42.90% | week at a new 52-week high Grand Bahamian assets of 2,163.95 5.16
| FAM $6.21 $- 900 264% | of $13.50. On the down'side, Chevron Bahamas for $1.25 / 16,105.98
| FCC te . Oo Ne eo | Colina Holdings (CHL) share million.
| FCL 11.21 0.04 2000 11.54%: -
| FIN $11.51 $- 1000 5.60%: | det tes
| ICD oo +s AES Dees _ 73. ae : jets . .
JSJ 9.10 oe cue eee Que. £ O.55% | “
KZLB $8.05 $0.04 0 17.52% | ; E; h t ] |
DIVIDEND/AGM NOTES: | the then-$2.2 million debt owed by Emerald ~ ald Bay Resorts at time of assignment equal interest which Emerald Bay Resorts had
| Bay Resort Holdings, the holding company, — to $1 million plus accrued interest”. in a redi-mix batch plant, which the com-

pany controls in Great Exuma, Bahamas.

and Emerald Bay Resort Properties Ltd,

eK Internatio 1 (KZL) will hold Extra rdi |
erences Taternenoual { ) an Extraor inary. to Devcon. To wipe out its Smith debt,
|
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General Meeting on August 28, 2006, at 9am in the New
-Providence Room of the Coral Towers, ‘Atlantis, Paradise
-Island.-

“The company has also agreed to sur-
render the minority equity interest the
Company held in Emerald Bay Resorts.”

Devcon held a‘1.2 pene cent stake in Bee
ald Bay.

this restructuring, the company received
$56,000 in cash from Emerald Bay Resort
Holdings, and Emerald Bay Resorts agreed
‘to use its good faith efforts to transfer to the

Devcon paid Mr Smith $458,525 and
assigned to him its rights over “certain notes .
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MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 3B





Bahamasair
chief denies

plan for fleet

replacement

m By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHAMASAIR chairman
Basil Sands has denied that the
airline is planning to replace
its fleet with models that are
at least 12 years old.

Mr Sands said he was. not
aware of the plan, which a
group of Bahamasair employ-
ees said would be “a big mis-
take”.

According to the employees,
the Government planned to
replace seven of Bahamasair’s

50-seater aircraft with 12 small- °

er planes - 30 seater SAAB
340’s.

Employees

However, the employees
said the SAAB 340 replace-

ments would not be able'to :
achieve’the Government's goal ©

of making the airline a more

competitive player in today’s .

market.
Concerns

The employees had raised
several concerns about the
planes, which have. been out
of production since 1994,

meaning that any aircraft of

this model acquired by
Bahamasair would be at least
12 years old at the time of pur-
chase.

The employees felt this,was
a bad move considering the
age of the aircraft.

In their letter, the employees
added that there would be
“massive amounts of. person-
nel training, which is very time
consuming, including pilots,
flight attendants, engineers,
mechanics, front line person-
al linesman, porters, cleaners
and ramp and gate agents”.

However, Mr Sands said he
was unaware of any plans to
replace the current fleet with
the SAAB 340 or any other

model.
Last month, Henry Woods,

Bahamasair’s general manager,

said the company was “cur-

rently exploring alternative air-

craft options as it considers

phasing out the Dash-8 mod-
el”,

He also denied the theory
that the airline would switch
to the SAAB-340 plan.

At that time, he said: “We
have seen several different pre-
sentations with more to come,
but we’ve made no decisions.”

Current

He added that if it was
decided to phase out the
planes, the current ones would
be sold. In April 2005, Prime
Minister Perry Christie urged
Bahamasair to acquire smaller
aircraft, saying it would not

only.improve load factors but

reduce costs and help the com-
pany to develop a more com-
petitive edge.

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programs. Knowledge of the main Family Islands desired. Candidate must be
supportive of IICA’s vision/mission of promoting sustainable development of

agriculture, food security and rural prosperity.

Please submit curriculum vitae to:

Human Resource Department

P.O. Box SS 6205
Nassau, Bahamas


































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JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A PROFESSIONAL
Chief Accountant

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is seeking to employ a
“seasoned and competent Chief Accountant to be responsible for
its accounting and financial control systems and policies in
accordance with recognised accounting standards. . The suc-
cessful candidate will be a professional with drive, initiative,
excellent interpersonal skills and ‘a range | of management,
supervisory and accounting experiences.

Principal Duties: The duties of the post will include establishing
-and implementing accounting and financial control policies and
procedures; ensuring the proper maintenance of the internal
accounting systems and records for external auditing; ensuring
the maintenance of the general ledger and the bank reconcilia-
- tion statements; and overall responsibility for accounts payables,
receivables and revenue collection.

Qualifications and experience: CPA or equivalent; member of
the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants; experience in
computerized management and financial management systems;
proven skills and abilities in financial and management account-
ing, and billing and collections systems are essential; 10 years
relevant experience in accounting and financial matters.

The PUC offers a very attractive and competitive salary and
benefits package and opportunities for further training and devel-
opment are excellent. Starting salary will be commensurate with
relevant experience.

Interested applicants may deliver or fax resumes to: Executive
Director, Public Utilities Commission, Agape House, 4th Terrace
East, Collins Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas; Fax No. (242) 323-
7288. Applications should be received by 6 September, 2006.
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BUSINESS

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BFSB launches Financial
Student of the Year search

THE Bahamas Financial
Services Board (BFSB) has
launched the process to recog-
nise an outstanding graduate

School of Business.

Scotiabank
VACANCY

Assistant Manager, Training and Learning
Scotiabank (Bahamas) Ltd. is seeking the services of an

Assistant Manager, Training and Learning. The successful
candidate should possess the following qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Training and
Development (or a related field).

e At least 3 - 5 years experience as a training facilitator
and or instructional designer.

* In-depth business knowledge of banking operations and
business environment including retail, commercial and
branch banking On craHOns: procedures, products and
policies.

¢ Excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of adult learning
principles.

¢ Exceptional written communication skills and interpersonal
skills.

¢ Excellent time management and organizational skills.

* Comfortable with autonomy and self motivated.

°¢ The ability to organize and execute multiple projects. and
apply project management methodology with minimal
supervision

° The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

e The ability to work flexible hours and travel.

° Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Interested persons should submit applications i in writing marked
Private and Confidential to:

Manager, Human Resources
P. O. Box N-7518
’ Nassau, Bahamas

Applications should be received no later than Thursday, August
31, 2006.






We are currently seeking an experienced Human Resources Professional to join the management team at our Firm.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Successful candidates for the role of Human Resources Manager should have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and at
Professional certification such as SPHR or PHR would be a plus. —
performance management,

least five years of human resources experience. .
Responsibilities will include recruitment,

This is an excellent opportunity to broaden your professional experierice in a varied praglee that offers competitive

compensation and benefits package. ,

Applicants a ne acover oe resume and copies of any relevant certifications, to: KPMG, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box N123, Nassau,

AUDIT = TAX ® ADVISORY





BIiSi

Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday, 17 August 200 6



'S2wk-Hi 52wk-Low
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

12.25 Bahamas Supermarkets
10.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref)
0.20 RND Holdi

13.00 Bahamas Supermarkets
0.35 RND Holdings

1.3009 1.2442 Colina Money Market Fund 1.300892*
2.9038 2.4169 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 2.9038***
2.4415 2.2528 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 2.441484**

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Colina Bond Fund ae

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 02 = 1,000.00
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 daity volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daity 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
Pre price divided by the last 12 month eamings






student from within the Col-
lege of the Bahamas (COB)

The criterion for initial selec-

‘Colina

Financial Advisors Lid.

Previous Close Today's Close









â„¢ PICTURED are some members of the Selection Committee reviewing student profiles i in advance of the interviews with candi-
dates, the final step in the selection process. From L to R: Nadine Frazer, Insurance Institute of the Bahamas (IB); Cyprianna Bethel,
Central Bank of the Bahamas; Anastacia Johnson, Association of International Banks & Trust Companies (AIBT); and Tanya Han-
na, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Not pictured are Duhiza Swaby, Bahamas Association of Compliance Offi-
cers (BACO); Heather Bellot, Bahamas Funds Association (BFA); Joan Pinder, College of the Bahamas; Karen Lockhart, College
of the Bahamas; and Donna Nguyen-Comito, Bahamas Financial Services Board.

tion is based on academic per-
formance, as demonstrated by
GPA. Additional criteria
include COB and community
involvement, special interests,

‘Are you looking for a new challenge?

compensation. and benefits administration,
training/leadership development, employee relations and deployment of global human resources initiatives. for 80+
employees in Nassau and Freeport. Excellent communication skills both written and oral are required, Candidates should
also have strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to provide strategic advice to senior management. —

2066 KPMG, a Sahamian parinarship and 3 member Titre of tha KPMG network af independent member finns affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss coanarative, Alf sights reserved.

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Change Daily Vol. EPS $



YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value
N/M - Not Meaningful

Fidelity pebemes | Sto



further education, and
work/other experience.
This. initiative has been a

joint venture between the

BFSB, COB and the Central

|








NAV KEY
*- 28 July 2006

* - 30 June 2006

30 June 2006





‘Bank of the Bahamas since

growth and development

of

— 2002; with the Co-ordinating

and Selection Committees
comprising representatives
from the three sponsoring

agencies, plus the Professional |

Industry Association Working
Group (PIAWG).

The Financial Services Stu-

dent of the Year award is part

of the BFSB’s Financial Centre

Focus (FCF) programme.
That initiative aims to

address issues such as chal-

lenges impacting the sustained

the industry, improvements to
the level of service, and attract-
ing and maintaining qualified
professions.

Particular attention is placed
on highlighting the importance
of quality human resources to
the industry. Key components
of FCF. are an Industry
Awards Programme and a
School Outreach. The FSI Stu-,
dent of the Year is ‘part ‘of ‘this: “
last component, along withthe
annual Careers Fest



,

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2004/CLE/quil4dd
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act &,
AND
- IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Christopher Deveaux

AND



F

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land containing |

by measurement 14,210.34 square feet more or less situate about
one thousand (1,000) feet Eastwards of Fox Hill main road and
about 400 feet Northward of Romer Street in the-Eastern District

of the Island of New Providence And being bounded as follows:-
North by land the Property of Mervin Deveaux and running thereon
One hundred and twenty-one and sixty hundredths (21.60) feet

East by land the property of one Rahming and running thereon ~

one hundred and Nineteen and eight-two hundredths (119.82) Feet

South by land the property of Veria A. Butler and running thereon”

one hundred and seventeen and ten hundredths (17.10) feet West
by a road Reservation called and known as Butler Lane and running
thereon one hundred and eighteen and forty hundredths (118.40)
feet more or less.

Christopher Deveaux the Petitioner in this matter Claim to be the
owner of the unencumbered fee simple Estate in possession of the
said land have made Application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting
Titles Act 1959 to have this title to the said 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 accordance with
the Provisions of the Act.

Copies of the said Plan may be inspected during Normal Office
hours at the following places:-

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court
In the City of Nassau in the Island of
New Providence

(b) Collie & Collie Chambers
Saffrey Square,
Suite 104B, First Floor
Bank Lane Nassau, In the City of
Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having Dower or a right
to Dower or any Adverse Claim or a Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall 6n or before the ... day of... 2006 file in the Supreme
Court in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
a Statement of 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 .. .Day of ...2006
will operate as a bar to such claim.

Christopher Deveaux
Petitioner

i
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MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 5B





‘Strong Buy’
rating on
Consolidated
Water

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A WALL Street brokerage
has “reiterated” its ‘Strong
Buy’ rating and $34 target
price for Consolidated Water,
as the firm’s 2006 second quar-
ter revenues came in 13 per
cent ahead of estimates at $9.6
million, compared:to $8.5 mil-
lion in 2005.

Michael Gaugler, an analysts
with Brean, Murray, Carret &
Co, described Consolidated
Water’s results as “impres-
sive”, with its second quarter
earnings. per share meeting
analysts’ consensus forecast of

$0.20. :
Sales

“He said: “Retail water sales
remained strong, 5 per cent

above our estimate, as did bulk.

water sales, 20 per cent above
our estimate.

“Blue Hills is now fully oper-
ational, and the company will

now selectively begin adding -

capacity within the rest of its
system while looking for new
opportunities. Of all the com-
panies in our resources cover-
age, Consolidated Water has
’ the best five-year growth
prospects.”

The company, whose
Bahamian Depository
Receipts (BDRs) are listed on
the Bahamas International
Securities. Exchange (BISX),

‘saw higher bulk water margins

boost its bottom line perfor-
mance, Mr Gaugler said.

Months

For the three months to
June 30, 2006, Consolidated
Water’s net income rose by 70
per cent to $2.522 million or
$0.20 per diluted share, com-
pared to $1.481 million or $0.12
per diluted share the year
before.

Total revenues rose by 47
per cent to $9.6 million, com-
pared to $6.6 million in the
2005 second quarter.

Bulk water-sales were up to
$4.3 million, compared to $2.9
million the year before. Bulk
water gross margins increased

- to 28 per cent, compared to 19

per cent the year before.
For the first six months of
its fiscal 2006, Consolidated

_ Water’s net income was up 96

per cent at $5.6 million or $0.44
per diluted share, compared to

~ $2.855 million or $0.24 per

diluted share. 2
Total revenues were ahead
by 50 per cent at $18.9 million,

compared to $12.6 million.

“We are currently in discus-
sions involving potential new
water projects in a number of
countries where naturally
occurring water Supp aess are
scarce.

“While the 'sales cycles' for
such new projects are often
longer than we would like, we
remain confident in the growth
opportunities that will be pre-

- sented to Consolidated over

"

the next several years," said
Rick McTaggart, the compa-
ny’s president and chief exec-
utive.

“The 43 per cent increase in
second quarter retail sales pri-
marily reflected increased
demand for potable water in
Grand Cayman, particularly in
our Seven Mile Beach service
area, where tourist-related

. activities have recovered from ~
, prior-year levels that were neg-

atively impacted by Hurricane
Ivan.

Opening

“Also, the opening of a

“major new hotel and golf

course project (the Ritz Carl-
ton) and a number of new con-
dominiums along Seven Mile
Beach have increased demand
for water in the area.”

eS prominent rapidly growing New

_ Providence based wholesale distributor is
| ‘poking to fill the ‘important position of Sales
- Division Manager. The candidates for the

_ position should have the following

credentials.

‘© Must be Batiathjan.
-e No less than 5 years experience in Sales.
-e Good organization skills
No less than 3-5 years of Managemen:

Experience

¢ Willing to work in the field and travel.
¢ Familiar with trade accounts in New

Providence and the rest of the Bahamas.
¢ Must be computer literate with a command
_of Microsoft Office.
¢ Must be able to develop sales analysis
reports & answer correspondence
e Associates or Bachelors Degree would be
-beneficial. .

Applicants can mail their resumes to:

Attn: VP of Marketing



P.O. Box N-131
Nassau, Bahamas



PRICEWAERHOUSE(COPERS @

invites applications from qualified
Bahamians for the position of:

Administrative Assistant, Internal Accounting

Role

a
Asa key member of the Firm’s interna] accounting department, the administrative assistant provides primary operational
and support services for the preparation of the Finn’s financial information. The individual perfonning this role should be
proactive, possess strong analytical skills and leaning towards attention to detail, have a strong commitment for
professional growth and possess the ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment.

Job Requirements

- © An associates degree (or equivalent) with a major in accounting

° A working knowledge of bookkeeping/accounting procedures
* Proficiency in excel spreadsheet and word processing

¢ Strong interpersonal] skills

* Good written and communication skills

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send their resumes via fax to
(242) 302-5350 or deliver them to
Firm Administrator
PricewaterhouseCoopers
P.O.Box N-3910
Providence House
East Hill Street
Nassau, The Bahamas

PHONE CALL INQUIRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED _

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

O41 Ne: 49, ANDROS BEACH COLONY SUBDIVISION,

NICHOLL’S TOWN ANDROS ISLAND, BAHAMAS.

| The property is 10,436 sq. |

ft. and comprises a 2 Bed

2 Bath, Living, Dinning
Room & Kitchen all in

‘one and is located
within 5 minutes walk
from the beach.
| Gross floor area 961 sq. ft.

For conditions of sale and any other information, please contact!
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: p02 0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas
to reach us before September 25, 2006.

ELECTRICITY
ACANCY

BAHAMA |
EXTERNAL

~GRADUATE ENGINEERS

| The Bahamas Electricity Corporation invites applications for Graduate

Engineers in the fields of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering.

‘For direct entry into a two- -year BEC Engineer-In-Training Programme,

applicants must have the minimum qualification of a Bachelors Degree in
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, from an accredited University with a
grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

As BEC supplies and maintains electricity throughout the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas, candidates who successfully complete the Engineer in Training
Programme, may be posted in the New Providence and or the Family Islands
Operations which will be based on the Corporation’s manpower needs.

Application forms can be collected from BEC’s Head Office located at Blue
Hill and Tucker Roads, Nassau Bahamas. Family Island applicants can also
collect these forms from their local BEC office in their respective districts.
Applications should be returned completed with all the supporting
documentation to:

The Manager Human Resources & Training
P.O.Box N-7509
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads

Nassau, Bahamas

Applications must be received on or before Wednesday, August 30, 2006
PAGE 6B, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006



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A LEADING FIRM IS SEEKING
BOOKKEEPER

JOB DESCRIPTION

° Reports to the Chief Financial Officer & CEO

e Maintain general ledgers to preserve the integrity
and accuracy of financial Statements.

e Assist in the preparation of financial statements.

* Maintain accounting files, and analyze accounting
records .

¢ Special projects as needed

Perform other related duties as necessary, including
general clerical duties as related to position

¢ Any other duties assigned °

JOB REQUIREMENTS

¢ Associate degree in Accounts or 5 years
experience. :

¢ Must be mature, enthusiastic, able to work with
little to no supervision and willing to learn

¢ Computer literate

° Good organization and communication skills a
must

¢ Strong written and verbal communication skills

¢ Excellent work ethic and attitude (team spirit)

¢ Must be detail-oriented.

Interested persons niust submit a resume to the
following address no later than August 31, 2006:

Human Resources Department



@ SHOWN (from L to. R): Denton Campbell, IATA
consultant; Cyril Saunders, Director of Civil Aviation;
Patricia Morgan, IATA head of civil aviation consulting
services; Lorraine Armbrister, Undersecretary, Ministry
of Transport & Aviation; Archie Nairn, Permanent Sec-
retary, Ministry of Transport & Aviation.

(Photo by Nicola Paciotta for DP&A) | —



INTERNATIONAL Air Transport _ tion, before spreading out to review access ‘The, Government had. contracted with
Association (IATA) consultants arrivedin areas, crisis management and other critical IATA to ensure Bahamian compliance .

P.O.Box CB-11444 | the Bahamas last week to work with gov- _ matters at various Family Island airports __ with international standards imposed fol-
Nassau, Bahamas ~~ ernment officials on improving airport and Sir Lynden Pindling International Air- _ lowing the September 11 attacks, and the

Email:kkerr @wemcosecurity.com ‘Of fax: 325-6175 security.

Pi pad: es



1805 | |
PICTET BANK & TRUST LIMITED

Invites qualified applicants for the following position:-

t

GLOBAL CUST ODY ASSISTANT
REQUIRED SKILLS:- |

_ -Strong supervisory and organisational skills.
-Excellent administration skills.
-Commitment to excellent customer service. -
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.

ED Tr D EXPERIENCE:-

-Bachelors degree in Business/Finance

-Series 7 (international) or equivalent qualification.
-Knowledge of another language would be an asset.
-Working knowledge of investment instruments. |

-Ability to manage money market, forex and trading desks.
-Excellent knowledge of corporate actions and settlements.
-At least seven (7) years Private Banking experience. _
-Proficiency in a variety of software applications including
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

ABSOLUTELY NO TELEPHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please
send Resume and two (2) references to:

The Human Resources Manager
Bayside Executive Park
P. O. Box 4837
Nassau, Bahamas

Offices in

Lausanne, Geneva, Zurich, Luxembourg, London, Montreal, Nassau,
Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong



Sa port. Once IATA’s recommendations are — contract coincidentally took effect at the —
Part of the [ATA team met with officials implemented, significant upgrades will be _ same time as the latest airline scare involv- —
|... from the Ministry of Transport & Avia- inspected by aviation regulators. _ ing the alleged 'terror plot in London.





SECRETARIAL POSITION



The Professional Engineer’s board has an
immediate opening for one Secretary/
Administrative Assistant. —




Minimum Requirements:



° High School Diploma, however, an Associates Degree
is preferred with a minimum experience of two years
working in a similar environment.

° Strong oral and written communication skills.

° Ability to multi task and keep organized records in a
‘dynamic environment. :

‘7 Demonstration of professionalism an courteousness in
answering telephone calls and interacting with
members of the general public and technical
professions.

° Progressive and reponsive personality a plus.

° Basic familiarity with the Engineer’s Act 2004 a plus
but not required. —













Qualified persons should reply with resume, cover letter, and three
references to:





csb@coralwave.com or;
The Professional Engineer’s Board
P.O.Box N-3817

Nassau, N. P.,Bahamas




The Professional Engineer’s Board is an Equal
Opportunity Employer




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BUSINESS

MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 7B



Securities Act reforms
set to have ‘equivalent’
impact to bank changes

FROM page 1B

to the Securities Industry Act,
the law that regulates the
Bahamian capital markets and
investment funds sector, were
required to keep up with the
evolution of this nation’s capi-
tal markets.

“Given the growth and evo-
lution, the sophistication of the
local markets, we’re seeing
more mergers and acquisitions,
expansions, newer forms of
funding for take over, and
more of the public involved as
investors,” Mr. Smith said?

“We need to have a legisla-
tive framework that can
account for the kinds of busi-
ness we’re seeing, the activi-
ties we’re seeing in the local
capital markets, and propel the
Bahamas further forward in its
financial services industry, par-
ticularly on the domestic side.”

Mr Smith likened the impact
of the proposed Securities
Industries Act reforms to the
Banks and Trust Companies
Regulations Act 2000, which
added regulation to the licens-
ing functions of the former
Banks Act that it replaced.

The minister said: “It’s kind
of equivalent to when we
brought in the Banks and Trust
Companies Regulations Act
2000 to replace the Banks Act.

“T think a similar thing will
happen with the securities
industry.”

‘Mr Smith said the Securities
Commission and a Canadian
consultant were working on
reforms to the Securities Indus-

try Act, and he was now “wait-
ing for a draft document, and
then it will be taken to Cabinet
for assent”. .

“The new legislation will
potentially modernise the Act
in terms of protection of
minority shareholders, trans-
parency and corporate gover-
nance issues,” Mr Smith said.

In an June 2006 interview
with The Tribune, he had dec-
sribed the existing Securities
Industries Act as “woefully
inadequate”. The capital mar-
kets industry has long called
for it to be reformed, arguing
that it ‘lacks teeth’ in terms of
the regulatory and enforce-
ment powers provided to the

_ Securities Commission.

The industry believes the
Act fails to provide adequate
protection and safeguards for
minority shareholder rights,
and is not tough enough to
compel Bahamian publicly-list-
ed companies on transparen-
cy, when making disclosures
on material events or changes.

Concerns over adequate
protection for minority share-
holders in the Bahamian mar-
ket have sharpened in recent
weeks as a result of the $54
million purchase of Winn-Dix-
ie’s 78 per cent stake in
Bahamas Supermarkets by the
BSL Holdings investor group.

The remaining 22 per cent
stake in Bahamas Supemarkets
will remain traded publicly on
the Over-the-Counter

exchange, but the minority
’ shareholders are now investors

in a different company to the
one run by Winn-Dixie.

LEGAL NOTICE ©

NOTICE

ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS LTD

NOTICE is hereby given that in accordance with Section
137 (6) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000 (No. 45 of 2000) ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS
LTD. is in. Dissolution. The date of commencement of
dissolution was the 15th day of August, 2006. MELANIE
MOXEY and PORTIA SMITH of. Nassau, Bahamas
are Liquidators of ST. EDMUND’S HOLDINGS LTD.

MELANIE MOXEY AND PORTIA SMITH .
Liquidators





Under the latter, Bahamas
Supermarkets had no debt, but
BSL Holdings has secured the
$26 million commercial bank
loan it required to fund its pur-
chase on Bahamas Supermar-
kets’ assets. This means that
the minority shareholders are
now investors in a company
that is suddenly carrying a $26
million debt load.

‘This experience will be
familiar to investors in the for-

. mer Global Bahamas. They

once held 49 per cent. of the
company, but since the then-
Colina Insurance Company
purchased the majority 51 per

-cent for $12 million in 2003,

their company has since mor-
phed into ColinaImperial
Insurance Company through
two further acquisitions. In
addition, their shareholding
has been diluted.

There are no’‘statutory pro-
visions regulating takeovers of
public companies in. the
Bahamas, particularly those
where there are large majority
shareholdings, and one source
told. The Tribune that the Gov-
ernment and regulators should
“move as quickly as possible
to get those [takeover] codes
on the book”.

The Securities Commission
is understood to be recom-
mending that in the event of a
deal like the Bahamas Super-
markets transaction, the pur-

chaser should either offer the —

same terms to the minority
shareholders as to the majority,
or issue the minority share-
holders with a call option.
The latter would allow them
to buy more shares in the com-
pany at a particular price, with-
in a specific time period.
* This second option would be
especially useful if the pur-
chaser of a majority stake was

‘unable to raise the financing
to buy out the minority as well.

~The Bahamian capital mar-
kets will soon face another sit-
uation similar to the Coli-
na/Global and Bahamas
Supermarkets acquisitions, giv-
en that Mirant‘is planning to
sell its controlling 55 per cent
stake in Grand Bahama Power
Company.

The other 45 per cent stake
is held by the Bahamian public
and instuitutional investors
through the BISX-listed ICD
Utilities vehicle.

Meanwhile, The Tribune
understans that concerns
remain in the business com-
munity about the way in which

Barbados Shipping & Trading

became involved. in the BSL
Holdings transaction.

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The Barbadian company is
BSL’s operating/management
partner for Bahamas Super-
markets, and has made a $10
million unsecured loan to help
finance the acquisition. A. sim-
ilar method, this time involving
$6 million, has been used by
Banks (Barbados) Breweries
in the Caribbean Bottling
Company takeiver.

Given that Barbados Ship-
ping & Trading has two Board
seats on BSL Holdings, some
believe its unsecured loan is
no more than disguised equity,
although this has been denied
by BSL. The Barbados firm
will still have to apply to the
Investments Board and Cabi-
net to convert its loan into.
equity within three years,
should BSL give it that option.

Yet some believe the unse-

cured loan‘device was used to

circumvent, perfectly legally,
the need for Barbados Ship-
ping & Trading’s involvement
to be approved beforehand by
the Government. Only if loans
from foreign companies are
secured by Bahamas-based
assets does the National Eco-
nomic Council (NEC) need to.
become involved. ;

Mr Smith told The Tribune
that Barbados Shipping &
Trading’s involvement still
raised policy issues for the.
Government, given that the

“ company would operate in an

area of the economy suppos-
edly reserved for Bahamian
ownership only under the
National Investment Policy.

He added that Barbados
Shipping & Trading’s person-
nel who worked in. the
Bahamas would also require
work permits from the Depart-
ment of Immigration.



This





: Address:
Samana Hill
14 Village Road (North)
P.O. Box N-4589
-Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone/Fax:
[242] 394-1823
[242] 394-1824

Website:
www.cesbahamas.com

info@ccsbahamas.com

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Associates: Merrit A. Storr
Lori C. Nelson | Richette C. Percentie

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and possess a proven record in research and the ability to present research in
written reports in a professional and timely manner.

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NOTICE OF NE EW C ‘CHAMBERS . |

to. announce the

We are pleased
establishment of. Chancellors Chambers,
Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law, a full service
commercial law firm at Samana Hill, 14
Village Road (North).

The attorneys of Chancellors Chambers
are, Kenred M.A. Dorsett (Partner), Lori
Nelson, Merrit Storr and Richette
Percentie. Other members of our staff are
Ms. Denise Cartwright, Ms. Kaylyn
Fisher, Ms. Kayla Smith, Ms. Tameka
Rolle, Ms. Marvia Thomas, Ms. Renell
Coleby and Mrs. Ruthnell Edgecombe.



PAGE 8B, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006



FROM page 1B

He denied claims reported
on the Internet that he - or
someone sharing his name -
had once been involved in
arms dealing.

World Investment Holdings’






HORNISSAF INC.

(in Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company is in dissolution,
which commenced on the 5th day

of March 2004. The Liquidators are

Shavonne Rolle and Cordelia Fernander,

P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

(Liquidators)

Bahamian partner is Lawrence
Chisholm & Associates, an
architectural and planning firm
based on Elizabeth Avenue in
Nassau. The company will be
the lead architect and planner
in the investors’ bid to revive
the Royal Oasis, once the deal
is closed.

“We have done seven
months’ work to get to this
point, and are very pleased to
be in Freeport,” Mr Moghani
told The Tribune yesterday.

He added that the investors
planned to re-open the Towers
and casino at the Royal Oasis
in seven months, drawing in
what was described as “a new
system of construction” to
achieve this.

World Investment Holdings
planned to “fix” the Towers
and casino, and have them
“ready as soon as possible”.
The Towers contain 386 room
units, and Mr Moghani said the
investors planned to add at
least 200 rooms and make an
initial investment of $170 mil-
lion.

“We want to convert it toa
five-star,” Mr Moghani said.
“We’re going to make a good
investment, putting in a water
park. We want to make the
town alive.”

World Investment Holdings
“wants to use as many
Bahamian as possible”, both
as contractors, service
providers and employees.

He added that World Invest-
ment Holdings and its
investors had been attracted
to the Royal Oasis because it
was an investment opportunity.

take on the Royal Oasis, which
had been closed for two years
following Hurricanes Frances
in September 2004, and has the
reputation of being a troubled
property, Mr Moghani said: “I
love trouble. I’m a trouble
solver.”

He explained that he had
encountered problems at
hotels in Argentina, in loca-
tions such as Buenos Aires and
Mendoza, and dealt with them.

When the Royal Oasis
closed, its operator, Driftwood
(Freeport), had left liabilities
of at least $22 million. Much
of that money, some $16 mil-
lion, was owed in casino taxes.

However, the resort also
owed the hotel pension funds
$4.1 million as at January 2005,
and other creditors included
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority Group of Compa-
nies, Grand Bahama Power,
the National Insurance Board
(NIB), and private companies
on Grand Bahama.

Mr Moghani yesterday said
World Investment Holdings
would negotiate with the

‘remaining creditors to solve

the issue.

He added that.the remain-
ing debts would be settled
jointly by themselves and
Lehman Brothers, adding:

to solve it. We agreed to pay
some part of it.”
Mr Moghani said the Gov-

_ernment was in agreement

with their plans, and it is
understood that all issues relat-
ing to the hotel and casino
licences the new investors will
need have been dealt with.’

World Investment Holdings. .

was a late entrant into the race
to purchase the Royal Oasis,

emerging at a New York auc-

tion to offer a $42.5, million
bid, the joint highest with the
Canadian-based Barlow

_ Group.

Group

Barlow Group subsequently
lost interest and withdrew, and
World Investment Holdings’

offer also beat out the lower |

$30 million rival bid by Har-
court Developments, the Irish-

owned property developer. . :

An eight-month timeframe
to get the Royal Oasis at least
partially open is likely to be
critical for the Government, as
this would coincide with the
period April-May 2007, when
it is likely to call a general elec-
tion. Several sources have
described this timeframe as an
“impossibility”, though.

.Long-term, The Tribune has

THE TRIBUNE.

Investment Holdings plans to

ie?

Royal Oasis purchase waits on titl

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transform the existing Royal» =~

Oasis properties into a resort’

’ that targets the convention —

business, exploiting the Con-:

vention Tax break that the, /

Bahamas received from the US’
government in return for sign-, ~

ing a Tax Information

Exchange Agreement (TIEA).

with Washington in 2006.

Apart from transforming the

existing property, the Florida-

led group is also mulling the

construction of a new

hotel/casino on the waterfront, *

a project that could cost up to”.

$500 million. The Tribune,» ,

understands that the Hotel.
Corporation of the Bahamas |
is especially keen on such a’
development.

~The Royal Oasis closure in’

2004, following. Hurricane.’
Frances and Jeanne, put about: »

1,200 hotel staff out of. work, .' .

“cutting. Grand Bahama’s room

inventory by one third and

‘increased unemployment on:

the island to over 11 per cent.‘
The effects. of more than
1,000 workers losing their jobs”

have been felt by the entire ~

Grand Bahama economy, with: ”

the resort’s closure hitting the ~~
International Bazaar especial-~

_ ly hard, since the majority of its










EQUITORIAL
INVESTMENTS
LIMITED

(in Voluntary Liquidation) |

Notice is hereby given that the above-
named Company is in dissolution, which
commenced on the 16th day of August

2006. The Liquidators are __
_Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757
| Nassau, Bahamas.
ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidators) ~

Arms epa eee mee a

2000
NO. 16

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

Equity Side
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 -
AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Mervin Deveaux and Mavis
: Deveaux "i aek

IN THE MATTER of all that piece parcel or lot of land Situate on
the Northern side of Joe Farrington Road and South of Pine Yard
Road and west of:Fox Hill Road in the Eastern District of the
Island of New Providence and being positions of Sandilands
Allotments numbers 33 and 34 respectively and Bounded as
follows:- On the North by other portions of Sandilands Allotment
number 34 and running Thereon ninety-nine and thirty-four
hundredths feet (99.34) on the East by a thirty (30) foot wide Road
Reservation and running thereon one hundred and ninety-nine and
ninety-seven hundredths (199.97) feet on the South by Joe Farrington
Road and running thereon one hundred and forty-five hundredths -

(100.45) feet and.on the West by other portion of Sandilands
Allotment number .34 and running thereon two hundred and two
and three hundredths (202.03) feet.

Mervin Deveaux and Mavis Deveaux, the Petitioners in this matter
Claim to be the owner of the unencumbered fee simple Estate in
possession of the said land have made Application to the Supreme
Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of
the Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have this Title to the said 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
accordance with the Provisions of the Act.

COPIES of the said Plan may be inspected during Normal Office
hours at the following places:-

‘(c) The Registry of the Supreme Court In the City of Nassau
in the Island of New Providence

Collie & Collie Chambers
Saffrey Square,

Suite 104B, First Floor

Bank Lane Nassau, in the City of
Nassau in the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas

(d)

NOTICE is hereby given that any person having Dower or a right
to Dower or any Adverse Claim Or a Claim not recognized in the
Petition shall on or before the ... date of... 2006 file in the Supreme
Court in the city of Nassau aforesaid and serve on the Petitioner
a Statement of 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 ... Day of ... 2006 will Operate
as a bar to such claim.

Mervin Deveaux and Mavis Deveaux Petitioners



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COMMON LAW AND EQUITY DIVISION

_ IN THE MATTER OF 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.

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959
i 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 Quieting 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 5th day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 5th day of October, 2006 will operate
as a bar to such Claim.

SEARS & CO.

Attorney for the Petitioner



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IN THE ESTATE OF ALLISON
TEMPLE WANAMAKER
LATE OF THE COUNTY OF
_.. KING IN THE STATE OF
WASHINGTON, U.S.A., deceased '

having any claim or demand against or
interest in the above referenced Estate
are required to send same duly certified
in writing to the undersigned on or = *
before 2nd October, 2006 after which
date the Personal Representative will
proceed to distribute the assets of the

demands or interests of which she shall
then have had notice.



FREDERICK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.

Attorney for the Personal Representative
Bay Street

P.O. Box AB-20405

Abaco, The Bahamas

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Qualified Individuals For Positions Of |"
Servers, Bussers, Host, Hostess And Line |

Applicants Must Have Some Experience [

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NOTICE |
NOTICEis hereby given that all seeeie pe

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Ref: Estate of Allison Temple Wanamaker

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MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006, PAGE 9B



Call for new passports tender

FROM page 1B

tificates and permit to reside
certificates”.

Automated i issuance systems
were required for.all those doc-
uménts, and sources told The
Tribune that what the Bahamas
was'seeking would have cost
$20 thillion and upwards, impos-
ing further strain on the
already-tight public finances.
They argued that everything the
Bahamas was seeking was not
necéssary.

However, ‘The Tribune has
been informed that the tender’s
scope has been reduced to focus
on just machine readable pass-
ports and an issuing system for
them. The 2006-2007 Budget
backs this up, as it includes just
$1.7 million in capital spending
for machine readable passports,
a major climb down from the
previous,$20 million.

However, the tender docu-
ment has changed beyond all
recognition since it was first
issued to prospective suppliers
in summer 2005. As a result,
several sources said it should
have been put out to re-bid,
with either a new tender issued
or those companies that had bid
already being invited to submit
revised offers.

The Tribune revealed last
year, the concerns that existed
over the original Request for
Proposal (RFP) document. Sev-

ral bidders argued that the
technology specified in the ten-
der'was exclusive or proprietary
to only one bidding group, and
would therefore prevent all oth-
ers;from responding or secur-
ing'the tender.

‘he Tribune understands that
oné potential bidder, Canadian
Bahk Note Company, declined
to participate because of the
spécific solutions the Bahami-
an tender requested. Since then,
a US group that also included a
Bahamian partner is understood
to have bid on the passport con-
traet, only to have similar reser-

vations about the tender docu-_

ment’s quality.

The, proprietary. solutions.
belonged to one bid consortium, ©

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understood to feature the UK
company, De La Rue, which
currently manufactures
Bahamian passports.

De La Rue’s bid partners
include Indusa, the company
that reads the Immigration
cards for the Ministry of
Tourism. Their group also
included the Malaysian compa-
ny, Iris, although that firm is no
longer thought to be part of the
bid.

One source told The Tribune:
“The tender technically shut out
all but De La Rue and Iris, due
to very obscure technical
descriptions that we picked up
on.”

At one point, the tender doc-
ument requests that the suc-
cessful bidder use “secure self-
adhesive frangible De La Rue
visa paper” for the machine
readable visas.

The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs is known to dispute crit-
icisms of the tender document,
arguing that bidders were aware
that De La Rue’s standards
would be used because they
were the existing supplier.

And when patented technol-
ogy was stipulated in the Ten-

der, the Ministry believes that
rival bidders could have pre-
sented alternatives or decided
to work with the company that
owned the technology.

The Tribune understands that
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Department of Immigra-
tion based the Bahamas’
requirements on Malaysia’s e-
passport, having met with offi-
cials from this country in 2003-
2004.

The manufacturer of Malaysi-
a’s, e-passports is Iris, indicat-
ing that the Bahamian tender
appears to have been heavily
influenced by the technology
the company uses in the pass-
port system for its own coun-
try.

The Tribune has been told
that the Government’s Tenders
Board, and the Evaluation
‘Committee, are set to make a
decision on the machine-read-
able passport contract “immi-
nently”.

The first tender for machine
readable passports was issued

in 2003, and response to the one.

issued last year on June 8 were
due to have been received by
the Government on August 8,

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ANNOUN CEMENT: ESSAY COMPETITION

_ ' “Feeding Ourselves - - Securing our Rural Communities” » The Voice of Youth

Is apacilane dead? Will concentration on a New Agriculture change lives in the rural areas of
¢ountries in the Caribbean? What is this New Agriculture? Will it be more attractive for young
seople? Can we become more food secure? Or is it just not happening, too expensive, or not feasible

fat all?

2005. The passport and border
management system was sup-
posed to have been implement-
ed by June 1, 2006.

The deadline for machine-

The American Embassy is presently considering applications for the following

position: .

readable passports to be imple-
mented is 2010. They will
replace the current version,
which is no longer compliant
with International Civil Avia-



CASHIER

tion Organisation (ICAO)
requirements.

Existing Bahamian passports
will be replaced as they come
up for renewal.

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Serves a Collection Clerk with responsibility for collecting Consular fees in accor- .
.. dance with specific guidelines.

The position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

- A high school diploma
- One year of experience in performing basic cashiering and clerical funationis
- Must have a good working knowledge of an electronic cash register.

\

' PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

- Must have the ability to identify fake monetary instruments, meet deadlines in
a timely manner and work independently with minimum supervision.

BENEFITS PROVIDED INCLUDE:

The successful candidate will be offered an excellent compensation package includ-
ing performance-based incentives, medical and dental insurance, life insurance,
pension and opportunities for training and development. :

Applicants must be Bahamian citizens or U.S. citizens who are eligible for
employment under Bahamian laws and regulations.

Application forms: are available from 8: :00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Monday through Friday

at the security area of the American Embassy, Queen Street. Completed applica-
tions should be returned to the Embassy; addressed to the Human Resources Office
no late than Thursday, August 31, 2006.



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
MANAGER - INSPECTIONS

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agricultute (ICA) for the Secretariat of The
i Alliance for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and the Rural Milieu (The Alliance) invites !
you to ‘share your vision of a New Agriculture (Agribusiness, Agro-biodiversity, Agro-energy,
| Agriculture and tourism) for future development i in the rural communities of Caribbean countries.
If you

f ° are a national of an ICA Member State (Canbbean: ).

H ; are between 14 and. 25 years old

fH are amember of a youth group with an interest in the development of spricultires in the

| Caribbean

f° have ideas on how concentration on a new agriculture can help to improve youth

i‘ ‘ livelihoods, , especially i in the rural areas of your country

4

f then you are shoantased to participate in The Alliance Essay Competition. Tell us in 2500 words
how you think a New Agriculture could make life better in your country, especially for young people
and what needs to be done to achieve this goal.

|. .
BE | The Prizes
| From the submissions, Fourteen (14) National and three (3) Regional winners will be chosen
and awarded prizes, which will be announced in the press. The Ist place winner at the regional
| level will be invited to collect the award during the Caribbean Week of Agriculture to take place .
October 02-07, 2006 in Nassau, The Bahamas. All evaiiuing entries will be published on the IICA
| \vébsite.

qo

po Competition Rules
Submissions .
7 > must be in English, Spanish or French
» should not exceed 2,500 words
. must be typed
» should include your name, age, eroup/school affiliation (Gif ey and full contact
| information (home address, telephone number, e-mail address, if available)

i

Deadline for submission of entries: September 08, 2006. All entries must be received on or before
i} that date. Winners will be announced on September 27, 2006.

¢

‘You can e-mail (preferred), fax or mail your work to:
' UnaMay Gordon

IICA Representative in the ECS

P.O Box 1223, Castries, Saint Lucia

Phone: (758)-451-6760/61 Fax: (758)451 6774
E-mail: iica.le @iica.int

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| We welcome all essays. However, we regret that we will be unable to
acknowledge receipt of entries that do not win one of our prizes.

| Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas,... Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
(Haiti, Jamaica, Republica Dominicana, St. Kitts/Nevis,... Saint Lucia, St. Vincent
‘and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago





he Securities Commission of The Bahamas, a statutory agency responsible for regulating the |
vestment Funds, Securities and Capital Markets in the Bahamas through its administration of |
e Securities Legislation (the Investment Funds Act, 2003 (IFA) and Securities Industry Act, ‘
1999 (SIA), is seeking candidates for the following position: ’

esponsibilities: '
* Planning and conducting on-site inspections of registered securities market participants, |
including investment fund administrators, broker-dealers, securities investment advisors, |
securities exchanges, and public companies to determine compliance with the Securities |
Legislation and Financial Transactions Reporting Act.
‘Identifying and reporting breaches in legislation / policies and administration practices to |
Legal Counsel for enforcement.
Managing the affairs of market participants and the Inspections Department. '
Providing accounting advice and support, as required, to all departments within The |
Commission. ]

Qualifications and Experience:

* Qualified Accountant with a minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in |
Accounting or Finance (Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred) :

* 5-7 years experience in auditing or public accounting

* Working knowledge of the securities industry and the relevant legislation

com petencies:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Proficient in computer skills (including Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word |
and Excel)
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail

Ability to work well independently, as well as in a team

Innovation and creativity in problem solving

Highly self-motivated with a keen interest in developing expertise in the septal markets
Ability to multi-task

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a comprehensive |
benefits package. Interested candidates should forward a copy of their resume to: ‘

MANAGER ~- CORPORATE AFFAIRS
SECURITIES COMMISSION OF THE BAHAMAS
P. O. BOX N-8347
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Fax: 356-7530
E-Mail: info@sch.gov.bs

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2006


PAGE 10B, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2006



& SWIMMING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

JEREMY Knowles’ goal
was to go to the Pan Pacific
Swimming Championships
and close out his 2006 season
on a high note.

An appearance in the A
final and a national record
helped to make the trip to
Victoria, Canada, as the lone
Bahamian, a memorial one
for Knowles.

“I started off with a really
great swim in the 200 butter-
fly and my goal was to get
under 1 (minute) 59 (sec-
onds) and I did 1.58 twice in
one day so I was really happy
with that,” he said in an inter-
view from his hotel room on
Sunday.

However, Knowles said his
swims in both thé 200 and 400
individual medleys could
have been better.

“I was a little off my best,
but in meets like these, you
have your ups and downs,”
he pointed out. “So on the

great meet.”

Knowles still had the B
final of the men’s 200 IM to
compete in at the time of the
interview. He was 16th over-’

whole, I think I had a really

SPORTS

Knowles reflects |
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swimming trip FTO

all in the preliminaries with a
time of 2:05.03.

The day before, he com-
peted in the 100 fly where he
made the B final. Prior to
that, Knowles got into the B
final of the 400 IM and he
opened with a seventh place
finish in the 200 butterfly A
final.

As the meet come to a
close, Knowles said he’s gear-
ing up to come home to relax
and recuperate with his fam-
ily before he starts his intense
training for next year.

“My next big meet is the
World Championships in
Melbourne, Australia at the
end of March,” he stressed.
“So like I said a month ago at
CAC, this was going to be my
big meet for the year.

“TI swam faster here than I
did at CAC. I set some goals
and I met those goals, so this
is just another stepping step
for me as I head towards the
Olympics (in Beijing, China
in 2008).

“So it’s. back to the training
and hopefully I would
improve on what I swam here
and also at the World Cham-
pionships next year. I just
want to continue to get faster
as I swim in more of the big-
ger meets.”



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Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ANDREA MARIE POWELL, OF
VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, 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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas. ; ;

Notice
NOTICE is hereby given that ALEXIA MARSHA-GAYE

POWELL, OF VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278,
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 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.



for the 11th CVC.

FROM page one

hold their own.”
being at home.

team lightly.



Nassau, Bahamas.

balanced team, so instead of their opponents
trying to key one particular player, they will
have the entire side to deal with.

“Players like Matthews dominate in the attack
and serves, but we don’t have any one person
who stands out like that here,” he stated. “So
I’m looking forward to a more balanced team.
All the players on the team should be able to

Looking at the competition, Payne said
Trinidad & Tobago should be their chief rivals,
but they are not counting out the Bahamas

And with Haiti playing in the tournament
for the first time, Payne said they should be
the dark horse. So they are not going to take any’

Women’s team captain Shonell Powler, who
» Whe

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that NICOLE ANREA POWELL, OF |
- | VILLAGE ROAD, P. O. BOX CR 56278, 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
i a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,

Minutemen rout |

@ BASKETBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE University of Massa-
chusetts Minutemen came to
town and put on a show. in
their first two exhibition
games against local teams at
the DW Davis Gym over the
weekend.

In their first game on Fri-
day night, UMASS blasted the
Coca-Cola Explorers 128-59
to open their five-game road
trip in the Bahamas.

If their 69-point rout was-
n’t impressive enough,
UMASS came back on Satur-
day and defeated the Police
Crimestoppers by 58 in a 135-
77 triumph. ©

After the victory, coach
Travis Ford said he was proud
of the way they shot the ball,
especially from the three-
point line. In fact, they out-
played the Police in every
facet of the game.

“You could see the effects
of traveling a little bit and the

effects ofga blow out last,

night,” he said-referring to
their opener against the
Explorers. “It was good to see
these guys shoot the ball as
well as they did.” :
UMASS handcuffed the
Crimestoppers as Gary Forbes
pumped in-a game high 31.
Brandon Thomas and

Stephane Lasme both.added _

@ PLAYERS from the Bajan women’s volleyball team go through a practice session on Sunday

(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

Defending champs

has been on the team since 2004, said, “Every-
one can perform at any given time. So you can
expect us to go out there and perform 110 per.
cent and retain our crown.

“We still have some of the players from 2004
when we won the last championships, so we
feel if we work hard, we can do it again. That is
what we came here to do. We came here to

win.”

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that TALEUS FATAL, OF 8 GOUGH
LANE, P. O. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization shoulc not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-
eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Freeport, Bahamas. ,



If there’s teams that the Bajans will be
focussing on, they will be the Bahamas and
Trinidad & Tobago, whom they have watched

. before. But they are not going to rest on their
laurels against Haiti and Guadeloupe.

“We have to be prepared to play everybody
and we think we are ready for whoever come,”
she summed up.
















23 as the Minutemen jumped
out to a quick 32-13 lead after
the first quarter and never
looked back.

They went on to build a 61-
52 halftime advantage. But it
was in the third quarter that
UMASS generated some more
energy and they used a 36-15
run to extend their insur-
mountable lead to 96-67 after
the third quarter. They went
on to post a 38-28 margin in
the fourth for the final score.

For the Crimestoppers, Cre-
to Knowles scored a side high
25. Billy Sands contributed 13,
Kerry Baker had 12 and Ken-
ny Pinder was the only other
player in double figures with
11.

The Minutemen blew out
the Explorers 128-59 on Fri-
day night as Stephane Lasme
scored a game high 23 points
and Rashaun Freeman and
Gary Forbes both added 18.

Just as they did against the
Crimestoppers, the Minute-
mén had their way against the
Explorers, opening up the first
quarter with a 34-19 margin.
They led 63-38 at the half.
After the third, they were out
in front 95-49.

Tonight, the Minutemen
will take on the Rockets, on
Tuesday they will play the

Giants and on Wednesday ,;

they. will face the Shockers.
Both games have been moved
to the Loyola Hall.



























TRIBUNE SPORTS

@ TRACK
RELAY TEAMS
MISS FINALS

NEITHER of the
Bahamas relay teams
made it to the final in
their respective events at
the 11th IAAF World
Junior Championships in-
Beijing, China over the
weekend. one
The women’s team of —
T’Shonda Webb,
Shenique Ferguson,
Lanece Clarke and Nivea
Smith ran 45.41 seconds’
for fourth place in the sec-
ond of three heats. The
United States won the
heat in 43.67. The team
was tenth overall.
The top eight advanced, ,
to the final that was-won.*.'
by the United States

(43.49.

In the men’s 4 x 400
relay, the Bahamian team

-of Juan Lewis, Jameson’ '

Strachan, Jamal Butler ' «
and Ramon Miller were_<"~"~
fifth in the first of three, -
heats in-a time of 3:10.71 ©
for 13th overall.

The top eight gotinto
the final that was won by | °
the United Statesina =,
world leading junior time
of 3:03.76. 3

The Bahamas ended up . ©
with two competitors in ~
the final. Rudon Bastian,
was the first to qualify in, -
the men’s long jump.
Sheniqua Ferguson ~
advanced in the women’s . .
200. She also made the
semi-final of the 100.

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RUN/WALK RACE: -’
The Fox Hill Sporting *:

Association will hold the. « .

William ‘Knucklehead’ ~*~

Johnson road race on Sat=,"

urday. The event will start. ..

at 7am fromthe Freedom ~

Park, Fox Hill and travel

onto Prince Charles Drive ,

to Soldier Roadto *,», >

Bernard Road and back ;+,,-.

to the finish line. a ret
A fun walk will start at

7:15 am from the location

spot and travel to Prince .". *.

Charles Drive to Sa

Monastery Park Road to. 7~

Bernard Road and ending ~~"

at Freedom Park. a
Registration for partici- ‘ +.

pation in either event is’. ‘+!

$10, which includes at--°-> ;
shirt. Interested persons’ —
are invited to contact *.- |.

Rev. Stanford Davis at.’ -/

324-4444 for further infor- _

mation. ay

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@ BASKETBALL

JAMBOREE

The Fox Hill Sporting ,
Association will hold a
basketball jamboree on
Freedom Park, Fox Hill
on Saturday. The event." .°
will start at 11 am. Inter-
ested persons can contact .
Rev. Stanford Davis at
324-4444 for further infor- -
mation. Refreshments will °
be served during the
awards presentation cere-
mony.

TENNIS __
ROTARY TOURNEY -

The Rotary Club of
East Nassau will sponsor
a junior tennis tourna-
ment at the National Ten-
nis Centre from August ,- ,
26-31. The tournament
will organize the events --

Notice
' NOTICE is hereby given that ROBERTSON ESTIMON, OF

‘FLAMINGO AVE. OFF FARRINGTON ROAD, P. O. BOX
SS 5951, 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 21st day of
AUGUST, 2006 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and

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












N- 7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

Notice

NOTICE is hereby given that ROSELAURE CELESTIN FATAL,
OF 8 GOUGH LANE, P. O. BOX F-43752, GRAND BAHAMA,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for’
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted; |
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within .f""
twenty-eight days from the 21st day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
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By BRENT
STUBBS
Senior Sports
Reporter

THIS will be the
first appearance for
the Haitian women’s
team in six years at
the 11th Caribbean
Volleyball Champi-
onships.

And assistant coach
Duvalsant Wesley
said their goal is to
make an impact on
the international
scene.

“We really want to
get in contact with
the International Vol-
leyball Federation.

“That is why we.are
here,” said Wesley, in

_referring to their par-
ticipation in the

@ VOLLEYBALL
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

volleyball teams are in the
Bahamas for one thing: to take
the 11th Caribbean Volleyball
Championships titles back to
Barbados with them.

Despite the fact that the
Bajans traveled here without

indicated that they feel confi-
dent that the teams they have
here will be standing as cham-

long tournament at the Kendal
ae Gymnasium.

THE Bajan men and women

some of their players, they have -

~~ pions at the end of the week- ©

Barbados confident
ahead of CVC



1

“We basically have one or
two guys coming into the squad,
which we had to reduce to 10
players because of financial con-
straints. So we don’t a liberio
player,” said men’s head coach
Ludder Niles. “But we feel we
have sufficient players here to
still win the championship.”

He admitted that their

strength will be in their outside
players, who have formed the
nucleus of their team for the
past few years. So he doesn’t
see it being a problem for them
at all.

Elwin Oxley, who has
anchored the Bajan men’s team

for quite some time, admitted.

that it won’t be easy, but they

their eye on the title

are here to play at their best.

As the,team captain, he said |

they are anticipating a real push

from teams like Jamaica and, ;-
Trinidad. & Tobago and the f

Bahamas as the host. |

“It’s always tough when you

are the defending champions,”

he insisted. “We know there are’ :
a number of teams that we have |
to watch out for, but at the end '
of the day, we still feel we have |

the team to beat.” i

As for their women’s team,
head coach Paul Payne said
their goal is no easier than the
men’s because they have a rep-
utation in the Caribbean ‘ to
maintain.

“Whenever you come td-a
tournament like this, you have

: to come to defend (your title)

and that is what we are here
for,” Payne stressed.
Payne, however, has noted
that because of college obliga-
tions, they will be playing with-
out at least five key players
from the last tournament.
-One of them is Shari
Matthews, the CVC’s two-time
most valuable player for Bar-
bados. She was unable to-get
her release from college. —-
But without Matthews, Payne -
said they have brought a more

SEE page 10B

championships this
week at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium.

Wesley said they
really don’t know
what to expect
because they haven’t
competed at this level
for a long time.

But he warned their.
rivals that they will
be no pushovers.

Win

“We are a very
young team, but we
are here to make a
statement,” he
charged. “We hope
that we will play very
well to win some
games, if we don’t win -
the title. j

'“The girls are ready
and we have done our
job to get them
ready.”

Team captain
Stephanie Rebu, who
has been playing vol-

‘leyball for the past
seven years, said this
is the opportunity
they have been wait-
ing for and they are
going to take advan-
tage of it.

“We are ready,” she
insisted. “It’s going to
be a good champi-
onship for us. It’s
going to be six years
since we haven’t
played. So we are
really looking for-
ward to it.”

The Haitian team
chave an average age
of 22, but their
youngest player is 16.

The oldest player is
30. rig’

But hardly any of
the players have had
any international |
exposure.

' “We don’t know the
teams, so we will wait
and see what they
have to offer,” she
said.

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@ COMPETITORS chase each other in the Tour de New Providence Cycling Championships over the weekend in the western end of the island. Lee
Farmer (far left) was the overall winner.

@ CYCLING
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

DESPITE the inclement weather,
Lee Farmer completed the course fast
enough to retain his title at the annu-
al New Providence Cycling Associa-
tion’s Tour de New Providence race.

The three stage race got started on
Saturday morning and was concluded
on Sunday with Farmer accumulat-
ing a total of two hours, 25 minutes
and 24 seconds to keep the floating
trophy in the Trophy Case sponsored
race that was held in memory of the
late Bertram ‘Cowboy’ Musgrove, a
long-time president. of the Bahamas
Cycling Federation.

Farmer won two of the three stages
and was tied in the other as he held
off a strong field that included Mark
Holowesko, who was second in

/ 3:09.28 and Musgrove’s

son and
NPACA’s president Barron ‘Turbo’
Musgrove who was third in 3:11.01.

Completing the field in order were
Tim Huber in 3:12.03; Tracy Sweeting
in 3:12.35; John Cox in 3:15.46; Kevin
Richardson in 3:16.13; Robert Bethel
in 3:36.10;-Mackey Williams and
Thomas Mackey in 3:38.53.

‘On Saturday morning, Farmer, and
Sweeting got a break away together
and they stayed out front as they
crossed the finish line together in the
42-mile race to get the tour going.

Holowesko was third with Huber
fourth and Musgrove fifth, despite
catching a flat. Cox was sixth,
Richardson seventh and Bethel came
in eighth.

On Sunday morning, Farmer came

back and posted a victory in the 24-

mile race with Cox second and Huber
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Holowesko, Richardson, Musgrove,
Sweeting, Bethel and Mackey.

And in the timed trial that wrapped
up the series, Fariner pulled off the
victory with Holowesko second and
Musgrove coming in third.

In the divisional results, Farmer
also took stage one with Musgrove
second and Cox third.

Stage I] saw Huber take the victo-
ry over Richardson, while Bethel was
declared the stage II .winner with
Williams second and Mackey coming
in third.

A Russell husband and wife team,
who competed for the first time, cart-
ed off the open senior men and
women titles.

The junior boys under-17 title was
won by Deangelo Sturrup. Winning
the under-14 title was Yorkell Bain
over Anthony Colebrooke, -Elisha
Knowles, Tres Smith,

Emmanuel |

(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

Johnson and newcomer Theo Adder-
ley.

- Justin Minnis claimed the under-
11 cadet’ crown, while Keishan
Williams walked away with the
under-14 girls’ honour.

As the meet, director, Musgrove ,
said they were first of all delighted
to have hosted the event in his
father’s memory. He thanked the

‘Trophy Case for their sponsorship
‘for another year.

He also noted that they had intend-

_ed to lure some newcomers out and

they felt they accomplished that feat
with the Russells, who have indicated
that they intend to continue partici-

| pating.

Musgrove also said they were

' pleased with the response from the

crowd, who stayed and watched the
competition despite the inclement
weather.