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A CONCERNED Prime
Minister Perry Christie called
for immediate changes to be

made at Her Majesty’s Prison,
after viewing the “painful” con--

ditions that inmates and prison

. guards must endure.

Mr Christie was touring the
prison in the absence of Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
who is on leave.

“We have become the victim
of very old facilities. and it is
very difficult to have a sustained

. Maintenance programme. Very

serious contemplation must be
given to replacing those facili-
ties as quickly as possible,” he
said. .-

The second major issue, Mr

Christie said, was that of the -

physical conditions under which
prisoners in maximum security
live. ,
a Minister Christie said it
“painful” to see “vibrant
ollie men” living in conditions
that caused him to feel that
their future is not being Bele
by those conditions.

Mr Christie noted that
although these conditions have
existed for generations, given
the expertise available, a deci-
sion has to be, made as to
whether these men could be giv-
en more hope and a greater
chance of finding a role outside
the prison, and therefore not
come back, if they were to be
housed in a different way.

“The reason why I speak so
strongly on the conditions that
maximum security inmates live,
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Christie calls for
immediate changes

~ back into society,” he said.

“Tf you have any kind of facil-
ity where one can argue that it is
contributing to the viciousness
that exists in the minds of some
and that there is no real mech-

-anism in place to access them
' psychologically, we are return-

ing these people back into soci-
ety without a support. system
that they are able to rely ‘on,
either to find a job or be moni-
tored to determine whether in

fact society is giving them-even-

a minimal chance to live a nor-
mal life in society,” he.said.

In this regard, Mr. Christie
said he has proposed the imme-

diate implementation of a .

“tracking and support system”
to monitor and assist inmates

_ who are released back into soci-

ety, so as to stop them from
becoming repeat offenders.
“Several weeks ago I spoke

with the Commissioner of,

Police and the Superintendent
of the prison about putting in
place a tracking and support
system to not just know that
prisoners are being. released,

but to track them upon release,”\':

he said: There are those who

constantly complain that they,

are unable.to get any kind of
suppott in finding a job and ulti-
mately resort to breaking the
law again and ‘being put back
in prison,” he said. “For the
protection of the greater society

and even the best interests of

the prisoner and his family, I
proposed that the tracking and

support system be put-in place

to advance our efforts to protect

SEE page 11

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

$400,000 of —
r enovations to.

PMH Radiology

Department

THE Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital is currently
undergoing major renovatiohse at a cost of
almost’ $400,000.

Additionally, a new 16-slice CAT scan-
ner at a cost of $987,000 will be opera-
tional by December, 2006, with more than

$50,000 dedicated to training. 38
A further $300,000 has been ‘allogatéd

for the appointment of additional staff to
facilitate delivery. of the existing and new
diagnostic services to be offered.

This announcement comes after sources
close to PMH claimed that the radiology

‘department was an area-of the hospital

that is inefficiently run.

The Tribune earlier this week reported
that employees are demanding a thorough
inspection of the institution:

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il PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie and
(in background) Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming during yesterday’s tour of the prison

GB Chamber of
_ Commerce president
calls for inquiry
into Port Authority

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter «

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama Cham-
ber of Commerce president Dr Doswell
Coakley expressed strong concerns over
the recent policy changes and adjustments
impacting business licensees in Freeport.

- He called on government to immediate-

ly institute a commission of inquiry into
the affairs of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority.

Dr Coakley said that it is very unfortu-

nate that the GBPA has lost its believabil-

ity and is constantly looked upon with sus-
picion in Grand Bahama.

The Grand Bahama Port Authority has
come under intense scrutiny over the past
few months in Freeport for its recent

administrative changes and dismissals of

several top Bahamian executives at the

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Weather system
could be of
‘serious concern’

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

THE newest weather system in the
Atlantic, expected to become this season’s
fifth named storm, could be of “serious
concern” to the Bahamas, forecasters said
yesterday.

Only a day after Tropical Storm Debby
was declared not to be a threat to land,
people were once again asked to closely
monitor the new system.

The latest tropical depression, which was
pelting the Windward Islands with wind
and rain at press time last night, is pro-

jected to become Tropical Storm Ernesto

and follow a north-northwestern track
through the Caribbean.

Chief Meteorology Officer Basil Dean
said yesterday that there is the possibility of
the southeastern Bahamas experiencing

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customer's bill — despite
having admitted that'the

charges resulted from their

own computer malfunction

and promising to investi-
gate the problem.

Several ‘months ‘ago,
Adam Darville said he was
outraged to: find that this
cell phone bill was
$550 - compared to the
$150-$200 it usually. costs

him.
Mr Darville pointed out -

that hée always pays ‘his
bills in‘full in order to

avoid charges being carried .

over.

Following three days of -
_ trying to contact personnel
‘at BTC, he was told by

staff that the charges were
from months before, and
had not. been added to his

bills due to a technical :

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take, you owe us some.

more money,’” said Mr
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At that time, BTC: CEO

Leon Williams said he was
“currently investigating”
the issue. |

- Yesterday, Mr Darville
said he is still frustrated,

because the charges are

still appearing on his bill,
and that BTC has not

‘responded to his telephone

calls or‘ faxes:

Mr -Darville says: that he. !
has not paid any of the

extra charges and:‘has been
deducting the amount from
his bill payments for the
last three months — yet his

- phone has not been cut

off.
This, according to Mr
Darville, must mean that

BTC realises it is “in the
wrong”.

Talking to The Tribune

“today, BTC chief informa--

“tion officer James Medick
said that he would investi-.
‘gate the situation.

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Man arrested
for firearm
possession

POLICE on Harbor Island
arrested a'36-year-old man
Wednesday afternoon for
firearm possession.

According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans,
around 6pm Wednesday, offi-
cers on the island spotted the
man driving a golf cart.

Acting on information, the
officers stopped the man,
searched him and discovered a
.9mm handgun as well as nine
live rounds of ammunition. |

The 36-year-old was taken
into custody.

Presidential

candidate

is charged

@ GEORGETOWN, Guyana
A TELEVISION station

owner running for president

in this South American

nation has been charged with
sexually abusing an 11-year-

old girl, authorities said

Thursday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Chandra Narine Sharma,
59, a perennial candidate
from the small party Justice
for All, pleaded innocent
Wednesday to one count of
indecent assault. He is due
back in court Oct. 2.

Sharma dismissed the
charge as part of “a smear
campaign designed to hurt |
me because the polls show I
will get 5 percent of the
votes — or about four seats.”

It is not the first abuse
allecation against Sharma,
wh was indicted on two .
counts of attempted sex with
an 11-year-old girl in the
weeks leading up to national

_ elections in 1997. He was

cleared of the charges,
authorities said.

Separately, President
Bharrat Jagdeo designated |
Monday a national holiday
to boost voter turnout and :
security during elections for
the presidency, a°65-seat-
National Assembly and sev-
eral district posts.

-Rioting and looting are
common during elections in
this former Dutch and
British colony, where ballot-
ing frequently has been
marred by allegations of
fraud.

Jagdeo has said Guyana’s
police and military will be on
“full alert” during the elec-
tions in the violence-
wracked country.

Generic drugmaker
to close island plant

‘NEW YORK

TEVA Pharmaceutical
Industries Ltd., the
world’s largest generic.
drugmaker, is closing a
plant in Puerto Rico as
part of an reorganization
related to its acquisition
of Ivax Corp. earlier this
year, according to Associ-
ated Press.

The Israel-based com-
pany announced Wednes-
day that it plans to close
its Cidra, Puerto Rico
plant, which originally
made about 50 products,
in the fourth quarter,
affecting about 550 work-
ers. Most of the manufac-
turing performed at Cidra
has already been trans-
ferred to other plants.

Teva estimates it will
save about $45 million
(euro35 million) in 2007
as a result of the closure.

The company said it will
offer affected employees
financial and placement
assistance, and that the
closure will not affect its
active pharmaceuticals
ingredients plant in Puer-
to Rico.

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Man admits
indecent
assault
charges

A MAN pleaded guilty yes-
terday to more than 10 charges
of indecent assault against
women.

Sidney Byron Cooper was also
charged ‘with unlawfully carry-
ing arms and resisting arrest.

Cooper, of Amos Ferguson
Street, was arraigned was
before Magistrate William
Campbell.

It was alleged that Cooper
committed the offences on
August 15, 21 and 22.

On the charge of unlawfully
carrying arms, it was alleged
that on Monday, August 21,
while at Bay Street, Cooper was
found in possession of a knife.

It was also alleged that at the
time, Cooper resisted the arrest
of L/C 5041 Comarcho.

Cooper was remanded to Her
Majesty s Prison until Monday.

Two arrested
after drugs
and firearm
discovery.

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police arrested two
Freeport men on Wednesday in
connection with the discovery
of an illegal firearm and drugs.

The men, who are 34 and 27
years old, were apprehended in
the area of Lawrence Close
around 8.15pm by officers of
the Central Detective Unit.
According to reports, officers

’ noticed two men standing near
a parked car.

Police reported finding a
semi-automatic Colt 45 pistol
and six live rounds of .45 ammu-
nition at the scene, along with a
small quantity marijuana.

_ The suspects are expected to
be charged on Friday.

26-year-old
escapes —
harm in|
accident:

A YOUNG man walked
away unscathed from a serious
car crash that occurred at Eight
Mile Rock early Thursday
morning.

Ricardo Sawyer, 26, of West .

End, was driving his Nissan
350Z Sports car around 4.30pm

west on Queens Highway when

the accident occurred.
According to. police, Sawyer

lost control of the vehicle in the '

vicinity of Red Bar in the Han-
na Hill area.

The car reportedly skidded
off the road and crashed into a
utility pole,
destroyed - causing a tempo-
rary power outage in the area.

The vehicle was extensively
damaged.

-which was.

i. Her Majesty's Prison on.
‘November 21, 2003 after

~ Police arrested
| fugitive convict |

@ By ANASTACIA MOREE
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE officials are in.

shock after learning that for
the last week, they have
unwittingly: been. holding a

prison fugitive: that was on —

the run for nearly a month.
The man was arrested on

August 10 for unlawfully
‘ carrying arms. According to

police reports, he was found
sleeping near the long wharf
beach area and was alleged-
ly discovered with a pocket

- knife. :

The officers who made
the arrest had: no idea the
man was in fact Adlet Cilice;
a prisoner who escaped
more than three weeks ago.

A nation-wide manhunt
was launched for Cilice after
he walked off a prison work
detail and disappeared.

“Because there was no
identification, or no circula-
tion of his photos, police had
no idea that the man that
they arrested was actually
an escaped ‘prisoner,” said
Chief Superintendent Kirk-
lyn Hutchinson, the officer
in charge of the Central
Division...

Cilice, who is of Haitian
parentage, was admitted to

being convicted in Magis-
trate's Court of passing and
uttering a fraudulent docu-
ment.

serving a three year prison
term and was scheduled to be
released on October 13, 2007.

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Before his escape, he was |

According to reports, Cilice
was last seen working around
the chaplain's office on the east-
ern side of the prison com-

pound. He was not discovered -
missing until guards were

rounding up inmates shortly
after noon.

The. prison has been criti-
cised for the number of recent
escapes and attempted
escapes, including the January
17 prison break, in which a
prison guard and a convict
were killed. -

During a coroner’s inquest

into the death of prison officer

Dion Bowles, prison guards tes-
tified that the facility was not
adequately prepared for an
escape attempt.

One officer involved in the
effort to foil the January escape

. Said he had never in his 11 years

received training to deal.with a
break-out.



wi hout knowing |E=—=

Though Cilice’s recent escape

was different from the January ~

break-out, the question of
prison security has once again
been raised.

In April, the prison under-
went security improvements as
a result of the January tragedy.

Since the prison break, new
security measures have been
put in place.

According to prison offi-
cials, the work detail which

Cilice was on when he disap-’

peared has been a part of the

prison system since its incep-

tion and only inmates with no

history of violent behaviour, |

and whose release from
prison is imminent can take
part.

“There is no control over the
thoughts of these inmates, and
there is always one bad apple
that makes it bad for the oth-
ers,” said a prison officer.

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PAGE 4, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE



The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.
' . Publisher/Editor 1972-

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Is govt. policy against human rights?

FACED WITH THE complaint that
illegal immigrants, mainly Haitians, are
putting an unequal strain on our educa-
tional and health care facilities, Immigra-
tion Minister Shane Gibson has decided
that persons on work permits must prove
they can afford private schooling and
health care for their families before they
can bring them to the Bahamas. ©

This immediately divides the.haves from
the have-nots — not that any country is
expected to welcome persons who will
become a burden on its society — but it
does eliminate the much-needed Haitian
workforce from the Bahamas. It also
affects the areas in which they are needed
the most — on the farms, and on land-
scaping and building sites.

Discrimination also rears its ugly head
in this decision. Persons needed for jobs
that most Bahamians now refuse to do,
are generally poor blacks. Those brought
in to hold skilled positions in such organi-
sations as banks, trust companies and oth-
‘er businesses are generally white.

The latter, being in the higher earning

bracket, send their children to private .

schools, have them cared for by private
doctors,and admitted to private hospitals,

either here or abroad. They are no burden.

on society. And so their families remain
intact.

Usually the non-working spouse, gen-
erally the wife, is so bored with a life of
indolence that she joins a social organisa-

tion and makes a contribution to society by ~

donating her own skills.

In every way these families are an asset
to the Bahamas.

’ On the other end of the wage scale, is
the poor Haitian. He is as much needed for
his manual labour as is the banker for his
specialist skills.

However, the Haitian, ‘unlike the skilled
permit holder, cannot afford a private
‘school for his children or a private doctor
for his family. He is, therefore, forced to
use public facilities.

To prevent this, government now pro-

poses to break up this low-income family
unit. This is the very social unit that it is in
the best interest of every society to
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of the other social ills that result from a
broken home.

In this decision government also comes |

into a head-on collision with Article 16 of
the Declaration of Human Rights, which
declares: “The family is the natural and

‘ fundamental group unit of society and is

entitled to protection by society and the
State.”

- In other words it would be against the
spirit of this international document, to
which the Bahamas is a signatory, to break
up the family unit.

It would be unconscionable to tell a
Haitian that he has to leave his wife
behind, because he is the only one who
holds a permit.

Bahamians now complain about for-
eigners having second homes in the
Bahamas, they will then be complaining —
which they are probably already doing —
about Haitians having second families.
These second families will remain in the
Bahamas when he returns to Haiti to his
first family. In the meantime, the Haitian-
Bahamian community will increase and
multiply. Those half-Haitian children, with
a Bahamian mother, belong here.

However, if he is allowed to have his.

legal family with him, with his wife finding
a job to help him, and his children bagging
groceries in foodstores as they now do,

they too will be able to pay for their .

schooling and contribute to their health
care. And when the work permit holder’s
time is up, the family will return to Haiti as
a single. unit.

If Mr Gibson’s plan is adopted we shall

drift back to the slave plantations where .

“Massa” broke up slave homes for his own
selfish purposes and in total disregard of
the sanctity of marriage.

We believe that the over-burdened
schools and health care facilities will get
almost immediate relief if Mr Gibson
would concentrate on repatriating those
immigrants who have no permits.

This whole. immigration exercise was
calculated to win votes. In the.end it could
mean government’s defeat.as too many

Bahamian families and businesses also are’

being disrupted by government’s arbitrary
immigration decisions. -

The policy of
Bahamianisation

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me some

space in your: valuable news-
paper to express my point of
view on a topical Bahamian

“issue.

There are those who claim
that in a modern age of grow-
ing globalisation, internation-
alism and multicultural edu-
cation the Bahamianisation
policy is irrelevant. Further, it

is believed that the force of -

international and industrial
conglomerates may prove to
be just too powerful for such
nationalistic pursuit.
However, the government
can still make the Bahamiani-
sation policy an effective mea-
sure for building a better
Bahamas, provided it has the
political interest and courage

- to implement the policy fairly,

completely and consistently.
A balanced approach that
allows for career advancement
for Bahamians, economic
national growth and-reason-
able profits for proprietors
should be an arrangement that
is acceptable by all concerned
parties.

The question is: How are
we to provide prospective jobs
in this small country without

_ some form of protective mech-

anism?.The reality is that
thousands of Bahamian grad-

_ uates from the College of The

Bahamas, Success Training
College, Bahamas Baptist
Community. College, Galilee
College and Omega College
are looking forward to stay-
ing in The Bahamas to work
and to further develop their
careers.

How about the thousands
of Bahamian students abroad
who are excited about com-
ing back home for employ-
ment? In fact, many received

.-schglarships .¢ anthe basis of

national needs and a commit-

ment on their part to come.

back to fulfil such needs. We
should not disappoint gradu-

ates like those who just com- .

pleted their studies at North-
ern Caribbean University.
Also, most of our college
graduates both here and
abroad have to make loan
payments.

How are we to protect our
children’s birthright, if we do
not put in place a measure
that says: The Bahamas is for
Bahamians first. Unfortu-

nately, there are too- many —

“Jacobs” in the land. Arro-
gant, unscrupulous and manip-
ulative foreign employees who
are not prepared to comply
with our country’s immigra-
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vent certain rules, regulations
and policies during their work
permit period until they posi-
tion themselves to qualify for
permanent residence status or
citizenship. Our forefathers
laboured and suffered for cen-
turies to create a Bahamas of
economic opportunities for
their descendants.

While there is a significance.

number of law-abiding and
helpful foreign workers in this
country who are making
tremendous contributions
even on a charitable basis,
there are:still those who are
here taking bread out of the
mouths of hundreds of ambi-
and hardworking

-Bahamians. They know that

it’s better in the Bahamas so

they. try every trick in the |

Labour and making a few
phone calls at the companies
will reveal much shady busi-

mess going one.

We must not only be edu-
cated about our rights and
privileges under the Constitu-
tion, the general laws and
Bahamianisation policy but
also, and perhaps more impor-
tantly we ought to know how
the immigration system works
and make a concerned effort
to support it.

Could you imagine what

opportunities would be

embraced by _ ordinary
Bahamians if they knew just

. how the system works at the

Departments of Immigration .
and Labour? Maybe we all
would find out how easy it is
for foreign persons to take
“we things”.

’ The Bahamianisation-policy
is consistent with that noble
objective of foreign Christian
missions that says the mis-
sionary’s desire is to work

book to stand in the way of pincelf out of a job
our people acquiring the nec- _. ‘
essary training for upward —
mobility in the work place.

K ple PERRY R
A cursory examination of CUNNINGHAM
the job advertisements in the Nadsuut:

local dailies coupled with
checking the Department of

The record of the PLP ~
since coming to power

EDITOR, The Teibune;

August,18, 2006.

_ I WRITE in response to Mr Raynard Rigby Ss press release on
August 21, 2006. It appears that Mr Rigby continues to live in a state
of great delusion. He claims that since talking to Bahamians he is
satisfied that the PLP will be returned to power. Well, I don’t
know which Bahamians Mr Rigby has come in contact with but the
record of the PLP since coming into power in 2002 is deplorable.
This is a Government that in less than five years has managed to:

1. Have more scandals in two years than the FNM had in 10.

2. Severely strains the relationship between the USA (our bread :
and butter) and The Bahamas. “™ SoS

3. Despite claiming anti-foreign policy“and being : a Gascmnmnent
for Bahamians, are now boasting of all the land they have given
away to foreigners.

4. They claimed before 2002 that they would be a Government to
consult the Bahamian people. Yet without any consultation at all,
have opened‘an Embassy in Cuba, voted in favour of Cuba and
implemented a National Health Insurance to deduct monies from
Bahamians’ salaries.

5. Have yet to explain what happened to the millions of dollars
donated to NEMA.

6. Have industrial unrest with just about every union in this
country and have to call a bishop to handle it for them.

7. Try to silence a journalist because his views differ from the
PLP.

Perhaps Mr Rigby should try to read the writing on the wall him-
self instead of his “dear diary” entries of how he sees it. You are
right about one thing, Mr Rigby, and that is those who live in
glass houses should not throw stones. So I suggest the PLP put down
their stones and try and concentrate on becoming a Government
that has actually accomplished something before your five years are

up.
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ACTIVIST Martha Beat-
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request for the Cuban gov-
ernment: stop the harassment
or send her back to jail,
according to Associated Press.

The former political pris-
oner, who has opposed Fidel
Castro for 17 years, says she
can no longer endure the
threats and insults by govern-

-ment supporters, who yell at
‘her when she walks down the

street, slip menacing notes
under her door and last week-
end banged a pistol against

- her window in the middle of
_ the night.

“This life has become just
about impossible,” Roque,
one of Cuba’s most high-pro-
file dissidents, told The Asso-
ciated Press in her small

‘Havana apartment Tuesday.

“I would rather be behind
bars than dealing with this
constant harassment.”

Roque, an economist, was
the lone woman among 75
people imprisoned in the
spring of 2003 under a gov-
ernment crackdown on dis-
sent. Given a 20-year sen-
tence, she was released on
parole for health reasons in
July 2004.

In May 2005, she organized
an unprecedented gathering
of more than 200 dissidents

_ to discuss promotion of a

Western-style democracy. in
Cuba.

Roque said pressure has
been building since July 2005,
when Castro lashed out at
opponents in his annual rebel-
lion day speech, calling them
“traitors” and “mercenaries”
paid by the U.S. government.

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alleviating the embarrassment,
stigma and discrimination of
purchasing condoms.

The centre is involved in a
region-wide campaign that is
seeking to slow the rate of
HIV/AIDS infections in the
Caribbean. —

While the campaign does not
seek to encourage teens to
become involved in premarital
sex, it targets sexually active
youths.

“The concept is simple —
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centre said in a statement.

The social stigma surrounding —

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decreasing teenage pregnancy
and the spread of STDs including
HIV/AIDS, according to experts.

At the moment, more than
two per cent of the adult popu-
lation is currently living with
HIV, according to the Interna-
tional AIDS Conference 2006.

This, some young Bahamians
say, can partly be traced toa
denial of the sexual activity of
the youth by Bahamian society.

Walking into a supermarket,
drugstore, or even a gas station
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possibly the hardest task to per-
form in the process of sexual
intercourse — and the step many

youths say they aré likely to

skip because attitudes to sex
make this act embarrassing.
Purchasing condoms is a
stressful endeavor, and is made
even more so by the location of
the items in the store. Instead of
being greeted with locked cabi-
nets and glares from other shop-

pers, the customer should be -

commended for their decision
to be safe, said one teen who
spoke to The Tribune.

The project is being conduct-
ed with Population Services
International, one of the most
established social marketing
organisations in the world.

PSI Caribbean, through the
Bahamas Ministry of Health,
will use its distribution network
to introduce condoms to busi-
nesses in a way that will allow
persons to readily access them.

Some of these businesses
already provide facilitating envi-

’ ronments by their very nature:

barber shops, hair salons, gas
stations, bars, trendy clothing
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A series of island-wide initia-
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The outlets are asked to dis-
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to the Haitian and Bahami-
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New Providence in the 1960s
has became the first Haitian
bishop appointed to the
Catholic Church in the Unit-
ed States.

Auxiliary Bishop Guy
Sansaricq, 71, was elevated
to his position in the Dio-
cese of Brooklyn in a cere-
mony on Tuesday.

Ordained in 1960 in Port-
au-Prince, the young Father
Sansaricq became a chaplain
to Haitian refugees in Nas-
sau from 1963-1968.

His arrival coincided with
the ordination of Charles
Coakley, who served as the
first Bahamian Catholic

Diocesan Priest during that °

period.
According to the Rock-

‘land Journal News, Guy

Sansaricq has set a number
of precedents. In addition to
being the. first Haitian-
American bishop in the US
Catholic Church, he was
also the first black bishop in
the Diocese of Brooklyn. —

Report

The report quoted the
reaction of several persons
in his diocese, which encom-
passes the boroughs of
Brooklyn and Queens.

“Everybody’s elated,” said
Jocelyn McCalla, executive
director of the National
Coalition for Haitian Rights,
a New York City-based
human rights organisation.

“T mean, its a major event |

for the Haitian community
in New York.”

“T’ve known him for sev-
eral years and he has always
been a:remarkable servant
of the people of Haiti,”
McCalla said of Sansaricq.
“That’s where his: heart.is,
that’s where his heart lies,
and he has done everything
to make sure that the com-

-munity continues to grow.”

Local Haitians like Jean

‘Nicolas — a parishioner at

St Joseph’s — were excited
about the development.

“T think it’s a great thing,”
said Nicolas, a Nanuet resi-
dent who was born in Haiti

’ and came to America in the

1960s, “especially for the
Haitian community around
here.”

Even though Bert Jean-

‘ Louis. is not Catholic, the

Haitian-born man was
proud of Sansaricq.
“Its a great honour to

Haitian bishop in US



“ve known him
for several years
and he has always
been a remarkable
servant of the
people of Haiti.
That’s where his
heart is, that’s

where his heart

lies, and he has
done everything to
make sure that
the community
continues to

grow.”

Jocelyn McCalla,
executive director



of the National ©

Coalition for
Haitian Rights

have him promoted to a
bishop,” he said.
just that he’s a black man,
he’s also a Haitian man and
that’s a first for us... He
makes us, all Haitians, ae
proud.”
The report continued:

“The 2000 census count-

ed 11,000 Haitians in Rock-
land, although community
advocates said that estimate
was low. Approximately

3,711 Haitians were count- .

ed in Westchester County.

Degrees

“Guy Sansaricq studied in
Haiti and later at St Paul
Pontifical Seminary in
Ottawa,:Canada, where ‘he
received master’s degrees in

“Its not,

philéséphy and'thedlogy. He ”

also studied at the Gregori-

an University in Rome,
receiving another master’s
degree in 1971.

“Before he came to the

_United States in the early

1970s, Guy Sansaricq min- .

istered to people in the
Bahamas.

“He was parochial vicar of
Sacred Heart parish in.Cam-
bria Heights, NY, before
moving on to become pas-
tor of St Jerome’s Church,
a Flatbush congregation that
has a large Creole-speaking
population.

Sansaricq is known as an
immigrant advocate. He co-
founded Haitian Americans
United for Progress, a ser-
vice apency,”





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US “Avabasdailor John Rood (right) presented three ‘ohoslchaira t to. The Bahamas National

Council for Disability yesterday, as part of a grant the Council received from the Kirby Simon
Trust. Miss Jones (left) — a disabled member of the council — was delighted with her new

wheelchair and thanked the ambassador.

(Photo: Onan Bridgewater/ Tribune staff)

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Tour operators still
seeking answers

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

MARITIME operators con-
tinue to request answers from
the government on the planned
Kerzner development at Athol
Island, without success.

Almost two months after a
‘group of operators met with

-.government officials and the
Bahamas Environmental, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission representatives to
discuss their environmental con-
cerns regarding the proposed
golf course, there still has been
no response from authorities,

- the maritime operators said yes-
terday in a press release.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister Financial
Services and Investments Vin-
cent Peet said that although he
could not comment in full on
the issue — as he was out of the

. country at the time — he is con-






‘fident that the BEST Commis-

sion would be willing to share

- its completed report with the

maritime operators.

He also suggested that the
group contact Minister of Ener-
gy and Environment Dr Mar-
cus Bethel for further assis-
tance.

In an earlier press statement,
the group of operators said that
Dr Bethel’s permanent secre-
tary Camille Johnson had
informed them that according
to government policy, they
would not be allowed access to

: the final Environmental Impact

Assessment (EIA) report.

‘Up until press time last night,
The Tribune was unable to con-
tact Dr Bethel.

In a new press release, the
group once again demanded to
know the government’s posi-
tion as it regards protecting the

coral reef area and the marine
life.

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“We all agree progress is
good. But, our government
should remember there has to
be balance in our progress. To

destroy ‘marine environment

and cut the throats of their own
Bahamian ‘business people to
satisfy a foreign investor request
for more land is deplorable and
unacceptable,” the group said.

‘According to environmental-
ist and director of Re-Earth
Sam Duncombe, the proposed

“golf course on Athol Island will
increase the land mass by 35

acres and erase a part of
Bahamian history in the
process.

When the marine reef was
declared a protected marine
reef in 1892, Athol Island made
history by becoming the first
marine sanctuary in the world.

-Environmentalists are con-
cerned that the project would
kill most, if not all of the sea
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and when Mr Brown decided
to return to London, Ms Key
also provided a Sky Kennel for
the flight for the beige puppy
now called ‘Simba’.

All went well until there was
an administrative hitch at Lon-
don with the quarantine
arrangements and while Mr
Brown was ready to board the
British Airways flight for Lon-
don Heathrow he learned Sim-
ba could not travel.

He called the Bahamas
Humane Society (BHS) for
urgent assistance and they sent
their ambulance driver, Venito
Bain, to the rescue. -

He collected Simba and took
her to the BHS shelter where
she was cared for over the fol-
lowing seven days.

Daily emails were. sent
between Mr Brown in London
and the BHS management.

One week later Venito Bain
delivered.a very waggy-tailed

Simba to British Airways car-

go, having ensured that every-
thing was in order.

She was safely sent to Lon-
don where she faces six months
in quarantine, but Mr Brown
will be visiting her.

When asked how much he
had to pay at the end of the day,



Potcake takes a trip to London

VENITO Bain with Simba

Mr Brown added up all the bills
and realised Simba will have
cost him around $6,000.

BHS executive director Kevin
Degenhard, said “Simba is an

extremely lucky, although very .

expensive, little Royal) Bahami-
an Potcake.

“She will be living in central
London and we are wondering
if she will have to learn the
Cockney accent.

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“We know Bahamians love
to travel, and they are gregari-
ous, friendly people. Let’s hope
these positive Bahamian attrib-
utes will help her settle in to
her new city life.

“Both dog and owner have
touched each other’s lives and

both will benefit greatly from

their life changing encounter
on Abaco,” Mr Degenhard
said.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 9







2 LOCAL NEWS

Should abortion

be made legal in
the Bahamas?

lm By ONAN BRIDGEWATER

RECENT allegations of drugs
being administered by some
local doctors to induce abor-
tions has sparked concern
among health officials.

Earlier this week the Ministry
of Health confirmed that an
investigation has been launched.

“We have been investigating
this for some time,” said Dr
Baldwin Carey, director of pub-
lic health. “We are still investi-
gating it and really, in effect,
our problem is that we have no
direct proof that the physicians
concerned are attempting to do
abortions.”

The Tribune took to the

streets yesterday to ask the local |

public their views on abortion
in the Bahamas.
Most of those interviewed
believed abortions could be
accepted in “critical situations”
— such as a woman terminating a
pregnancy after being raped.

Most of those interviewed
also said it was common knowl-
edge which doctors to visit to
perform such procedures.

On the other hand some per-
sons voiced their disapproval of
abortions and called on the
church and government to rec-
tify the problem.

“J think that it’s wrong, but in
critical situations like a woman
terminating a pregnancy after
being raped, I would agree it,”
said Anthony Pinder. “I am very

_ aware that it is illegal, but there

are many things that are illegal
that we treat. as if they were
legal. I also know that there are
lots of risks involved and if the
procedure isn’t done properly, it

‘could place the woman’s life in

jeopardy.”
Jonathan Roach said: “Tsee
it as a sin, it’s like committing

-a murder. It’s.not in our cul-



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ture to do such things. I
believe it is something we
picked up from outside influ-
ences.” He continued: “The
weight of finding a solution
falls more on our religious
leaders. The government can
play a roll in prosecuting the
doctors if what they are doing
is illegal, but it would be up to
the church to teach the peo-
ple right from wrong.”

Health officials believe that

‘the drug Cytotec, used to treat

ulcers, is being used by some

‘local doctors in attempts to facil-

itate abortions. “We are moni-
toring who gets Cytotec and
who uses it.” said Dr Carey.
Talking about the improper use
of Cytotec, he added: “It is often
an incomplete abortion, the
patient usually ends up with
heavy bleeding and winds up
having to have some sort of sur-
gical procedure done.”
Melinda M said: “It some-
times has a lot to do with issues
a single mother would be faced
with. The child support is not
enough to help effectively and
the single mother may be pres-
sured into having an abortion if
she already has one or two chil-
dren to take care of.” She
added: “It’s how you look at it —
in some cases the parent may
have-no choice but to do so. It is

‘common knowledge — which

doctors to visit to perform such
procedures.”
“We need to teach the value

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@ ANTHONY Pinder said:
“There are lots of risks
involved and if the procedure
isn’t done properly, it could
place the woman’s life in
jeopardy.”

of life in the home,” said
Wellington Rahming. “These
doctors who are performing the
abortions are-just into making a
quick dollar, they don’t have the
person’s best interest in mind.”

Mr Rahming suggested that |

religious leaders should talk
more about such issues in
church to help educate the
people on right from wrong.
He added: “The law should be
enforced when persons step
out of line. The doctors should
be suspended from the prac-
tice or have their licence taken
away.”






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@ JONATHAN Roach said:
“T see it as a sin, its like
committing a murder.”






@ WELLINGTON Rahming
siad: “We need to teach the
yalue of life in the home.”

@ MELINDA M said: “It
sometimes has a lot to do with
issues a single mother would be
faced with.”

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MONDAY



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform.
the public of its meeting times and places:
' New Providence Community Centre:
Mondays -

6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm
to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup-
port group meets the first Monday of each
month at 6:30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is
provided and free blood sugar, blood
pressure and cholesterol testing is avail-
able. For more info call 702.4646 or .
327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets
the third Monday every month, 6pm @
Doctors Hospital conference room. 3

@ CIVIC CLUBS

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the
British Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm
e Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @
Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach ©
Club 3596 meets

at the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at
7pm. ;

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

TUESDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS &
RESTAURANTS

10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday
nights at Club Nirvana, Elizabeth
Avenue, have been dubbed 10.10.2.20.

' Every tenth female patron is allowed into
the club absolutely free and is given a
complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tues-
day nights also include the Carlo Rossi's
Hot Body Competition. Hosted by Daddi
Renzi and music provided by DJ Ai from
100 Jamz. Master Chef Devito Bodie pro-
vides scrumptious appetizers.

@ HEALTH

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

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNas-
tics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles
Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call .
364.8423 to register for more info.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence
meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the
-Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury
Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets

every third Tuesday at SuperClubs

Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We

‘ invite all community minded persons to
attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's
Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss
Road e Club Cqusteau 7343 meets Tues-
days at 7:30pm in the Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek, Central Andros ¢ Club 7178
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Society of the
Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.’

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

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

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every
first Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colo-

nial Hilton. Please call 502.4842/377.4589
for more info:

WEDNESDAY

& PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters

- Sports Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.

Free appetizers and numerous drink spe-
cials. ;

B HEALTH

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

@ CIVIC CLUBS

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

TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday,

6pm-8pm in the Solomon’s Building, East-

’ West Highway. TM Club 2437 meets the

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at
C C Sweeting Senior High School, Oakes
Field. ;

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly
meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month at Doctor's Hospital Confer-
ence ~

Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Colum-

bus meets the second and fourth Wednes- ~

day of the. month, 8pm @ St Augustine’s
Monestary.

THURSDAY
MHEALTH ©

Free public health lectures featuring dis-
tinguished physicians are held at Doctors
Hospital every third Thursday of the
month at 6pm in the Doctors Hospital
Conference Room. Free’screenings
between 5pm & 6pm. For more informa- .
tion call 302-4603. x z

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being









held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau Gym-
Nastics Seagrapes location (off Prince |
Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required.
Call 364.8423 to register or for more info.

REACH - Resources & Education for
Autism and related Challenges meets
from 7pm — 9pm the second Thursday of
each month in the

cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
Road. ees

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
breakfast meeting.every Thursday morn-
ing at 7am at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel. (Fellowship begins at 6:45am)

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first,

second and third Thursday at the Ministry
of Health & Environment building on
Meeting Street commencing at 7:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes.

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

The recently established National Insur-

ance Baord Retiree Association .
(NIBRA), meets every fourth Thursday i
the month, in the National Insurance
Board’s (NIB) training room, Wulf Road
office complex, at 6pm. All retirees are
welcome.

@ THEATRE

For this weekend only, Thursday, August

17 to Saturday, August 19, Track Road

Theatre will present ‘Da Market Fire’,

’ written by Emille Hunt and directed by

- Deon Simms, at the Dundas Centre at
8pm.



FRIDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

' Cafe. Europa on Charlotte Street North,

kicks off every Friday night with Happy
Hour... special drinks, live music/DJ from
6pm to 9pm and Nassau’s.first European
Night Restaurant - Open Friday night till
Saturday morning 5am, serving hot
food/and take out - music, drinks and an
English breakfast. Cafe Europa..:the per-
fect place to spend your night out till the
morning. © ,

= HEALTH

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

Sacre
7pm New Providence Community
Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm.

m@ CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @



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Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St.

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





SATURDAY
= HEALTH ©

‘Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform

the public of its meeting times and places:
The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Satur-
day mornings - 10am to 1lam.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets

‘ every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except

August and December) @ the Nursing
School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid -
classes are offered every third Saturday of
the month from 9am-1pm. Contact a Doc-
tors Hospital Community Training Repre-
sentative at 302.4732 for more informa-
tion.and learn to save a life today.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR
Cycling are pleased to offer a cycling clin-
ic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free
clinic will be held every Saturday in an
effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents
interested in registering their children
should contact organisers at
jarcycling@gmail.com

AGLOW International Northern
Caribbean Area Bahamas, Nassau West
Aglow
Anniversary Thanksgiving Meeting
When: Saturday August 26, 2006 9am to
12 noon :

. Where: Superclubs Breezes Hotel, Cable

Beach i

Speaker: Minister Jacquelyn Dean of
Evangelistic Temple, Anointed women of
God, president of Aglow International,
Northern Caribbean area board New
Providence Bahamas.



SUNDAY

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

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

@ HEALTH

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

_ UPCOMING



@ EVENT

3rd Annual DJ Awards under the theme
“Vision of Unity”. Categories: Best Female
Radio Personality, Best Male Radio Per-
sonality, Best Radio Talk Show, Best
Bahamian Mix Show, Best Radio DJ, DJ
of the Year and many more
e The public is allowed to vote online @
www.dafuture.net or at selected outdoor
events.

Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune via fax: 328.2398

or e-mail: ydeleveaux@
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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 11






FROM page one

tropical storm conditions late
Saturday.

Reconnaissance aircraft last
night determined that the sys-
tem’s wind strengths were at
“borderline tropical storm lev-
els.”

“Weather conditions are
favourable for this becoming a
tropical storm in the next few
hours,” Mr Dean said yester-
day:

Meteorologists from the US-
based Accu Weather, however,
pointed out that there are still
maniy factors which could pre-
vent this system from develop-
ing into a storm.

“Right now we still have a
lot of hindering factors, there’s
a lot of dry air and some

‘New weather system

African dust. Also once it hits
the eastern Caribbean, there
are some cool water pockets
that could slow it down.
“However, there is definitely
the possibility of this reaching
storm strength by the late
weekend”, an AccuWeather
forecaster told The Tribune.
The forecaster further said
that if the system travels on the
track currently projected, the
Bahamas would only experi-
ence “some rain, some mois-
ture and gusty winds.”
“There’s a high pressure
ridge pushing down into the
southeastern United States and
as long as that ridge holds the
system should follow a path
that brings it close to Jamaica

polls NEWS

and ultimately into the north-
western Gulf,” the forecaster
said.

Should this high pressure
ridge weaken, he.added, the
Bahamas could experience
more severe weather condi-
tions.

This season has so far pro-
duced only three other storms —
Alberto, Beryl and Chris. There
have been no hurricanes. Last
year this time nine storms had
already been formed.

Experts at the National Hur-
ricane Centre in Miami are pro-
jecting a total of 12 to 15 named
storms this year, of which seven
to nine will intensify to hurri-
canes, including three or four
becoming major hurricanes.

PM calls for immediate changes

officials. There is a commitment to, in a pro-
‘gressive and timely fashion, address the condi-
tions of service, to'address the living conditions

F ROM page one

Getsaseit and I hope that we are able to inte-
grate into urban renewal so that we may form the
basis of the tracking and support system.”

Mr Christie also noted that after meeting with
the prison officers staff association, it was con-
firmed that there were matters that could be
easily addressed pertaining to the conditions of

the'service of officers.

“When I met with the staff association, they
confirmed what the ministry and the Superin-
tendent of the prison had advised me, that there
were matters that could be easily ‘addressed
affecting the condition of service of officers at
the-prison,” he said. He noted that a promotion
exercise has not taken place since 2001 and that
this and other matters affecting one class of
prison officers whose promotions ought to have
taken place will soon be addressed.

“We have major work to do in this prison that
aliget your ern conditions,” he told prison

FROM page one

i was alleged that the depart-
ment suffered from poor man-
agement, bad organisational
skills and mistreatment of
patients. It was also claimed that
some' patients were forced to
wait as long as six months to be
examined or receive an ulta-
sound. ,

When one of this newspaper’s
reporters called PMH to con-
firm reports made against the
hospital by presenting herself

“as a patient, she was told that -

shé would have to, wait until
December or January next year

to have an ultr asound exami; ,



nation.

A PMH executive, contacted |
for response, refused to com- «

ment on the matter.

The Public Hospitals Author-
ity claimed yesterday that it had
no record of an inquiry by The
Tribune into this matter, but
nevertheless welcomed the
opportunity of public debate to

share its major immediate and +

long term initiatives to advance
the services and infrastructure
of the nation’s public health
care facilities in general and the
Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital in
particular.

“The. Public Hospitals
Authority welcomes any oppor-

tunity to discuss the ongoing -

improvement in the delivery of
quality health care that is the
standard in hospitals, but rejects
unfair and overblown criticism
by. faceless individuals.

“There is always room for
improvement in the PHA’s mis-
sion to provide quality health
care for all; and plans now in
. place for the Radiology Depart-
ment will provide a significant
leap forward in this ever ongo-
ing quest,” it said.

In July of this year, the Pub-
lic Hospitals Authority signed a
contract for the expansion of
the Radiology Department,
which will vastly improve those
facilities and the experience of
the patient.

The new and renovated con-
struction will double the capac-
ity of rooms available for ultra
sound procedures, add more
on-call doctors’ facilities and
expand reception, patient wait-
“ing areas and provide other
extended amenities for patients
and staff.

As a result of the, national
budget allocations approved in
July of this year, funds have
been allocated to upgrade the
physical plant of the Princess

said.

and to address the working conditions,” he

Mr Christie also said that-a new approach to

the administration at the prison will soon be

- legislated in the form of a new Correction’s Bill,

which he said will bring a “modern application of
prison administration to the prison service.”

Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming

said.

Renovations

Margaret Hospital along with

equal attention placed on the
need for acquiring additional
equipment and qualified staff
for selected areas, including the
Radiology Department.

In specific terms of patient
care at the Radiology Depart-
ment, currently there is a delay
brought on by an almost 50 per
cent increase in demand since
1994.

Because of this increase,
detailed in the attached graph,
the capacity of the Radiology
Department is now oversub-

scribed. However, there is spe-

cial provision for emergency
scans, ultra sound proceéMlures
and mammograms each week

so that timely patient/doctor

decisions are not compromised.

The plans to double the
capacity of the Radiology
Department, particularly for
ultra sound procedures, have
been well underway in response
to this significant rise in patient
demand for radiological services

‘and are now coming to fruition

as the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital consistently seeks to

improve the quality and time:

sensitivity of its patient care.
The Public Hospitals Author-
ity said that it had every confi-
dence in the management. and
services of the Radiology

‘Department at the Princess

Margaret Hospital, which has
performed admirably under an
ever-increasing workload.

In particular, it said, the
Bahamian public has been well-

served over many years by high-.

ly dedicated foreign doctors and
other health professionals,
working in concert with
Bahamians and without whom
this country’s health system
could not function at appropri-
ate levels in New Providence or
in the Family Islands.

“At the same time, the train-
ing of additional Bahamian doc-
tors in radiology and Bahamian
radiographers is.a priority of
the Government and the
Authority. The PHA has plans

and budgetary allocations now:

in place for the employment of

two additional Radiologists and .

six additional Radiographers
(technicians) as well as other
support staff for the Radiology

Department at PMH. Begin-

ning in September, 2006, fifteen
Radiographers and Radiologists
will undergo special training in
CAT imaging at cost of
$56,585,” the PHA said.

said that the Prime Minister’s visit came as a
result of an invitation he had extended to him
several months ago.

“Several months ago [asked the Prime Min-
ister to visit the prison to which he replied, ‘Just
invite me’. “Upon his assumption of the duties
of acting minister of National Security this
month, I wrote him a formal letter of invitation

-on August 8 inviting him to come and see first
hand the challenges and accomplishments
that define Her Majesty’s Prisons, ” Dr Rahming

y

FROM page one

company.
The company was further
criticised for the recent adjust-
ments and hikes in business
license fees in the last year.
A town meeting on the top-
ic “GBPA in Transition” was
held on Tuesday evening at
the Foster B Pestaina Hall at
Christ the King Church.

Dr Coakley was among four’

panellists at the meeting. PLP

Senator Philip Galanis, and

Attorneys Fred Smith and
Maurice Glinton also made
presentations.

No representatives from the

Port Authority were present '

at the meeting.

During his presentation, Dr
Coakley demanded that the
Port Authority inform busi-
ness licensees of its vision and
plan for Freeport.

“The GBPA is obviously in
trouble, and as businessper-
sons and licensees this trou-
bles us greatly,” he said.

“The signal it sends to
potential investors — Bahami-
an and non-Bahamians. alike
+—is not a good one. In fact, it
is very negative.” —

Dr Coakley said that since
the death of chairman Edward
St Géorge there has been all
sorts of policy changes, which
have significantly impacted
how Bahamian businesses
operate in Freeport.

He noted that a policy initi-
ated by Mr St George that
gave an automatic 50 per cent
discount to Bahamians who
paid their license fees within

the confined period before,

expiry, has been terminated.
Another recent decision by
the-Port Authority, he said, is

that Bahamians can no longer

Chamber of Commerce



president calls for inquiry
into Port Authority

buy commercial land in
Freeport.

According to Dr Coakley,
Bahamiaiis can now only lease

commercial property for 20 |

years in the first instance,
‘He questioned whether this
is also the case with non-
Bahamian’s wishing to pur-
chase commercial property.
“T believe most of us would

have to admit that Edward St

George demonstrated a seri-
ous interest in Grand
Bahama. Edward St George
encouraged Bahamians to buy
land and invest in Freeport.

“From what I can see, there
is no shortage of commercial
property in Freeport, so why
is there an obvious attempt to
keep Bahamians from buying
a piece of the land that God
give them?”

Dr Coakley also believes
that the recent arbitrary
increases of licence fees with-
out advice or consultation

‘with licensees, particularly at

atime when the Freeport
economy is at its worst, was
inappropriate.

“Our members at the
Chamber of Commerce are
very concerned that they have
to pay hefty fees to the GBPA
for‘the privilege of operating

in Freeport. We have come to *

feel that they derive almost
no legal protection and bene-

fits over its counterparts who’

operate in other parts of
Grand Bahama,” he said.
He said that business

licensees in Freeport have

formed themselves into a
licensee council with plans to
form a licensee association.

Dr Coakley is pleased that
Bahamians in. Freeport are
finally openly questioning the
role of the GBPA and how it
impacts their continued sur-
vival and that of their fami-
lies.

“As licensees we want to
know the vision and plan for
Freeport. We feel that we
have the right.to know. And
we call upon the GBPA to
make those plans known to
its licensees without delay.

“We also call upon govern-

ment to hold the GBPA
accountable to its commit-
ment under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. The gov-
ernment of Bahamas must
champion the rights of
Bahamians in this town, and
to my mind, the HCA or any
other. agreement should not
stand in the way of that,” he
said.
' “Freeport is an wonderful
place to live, but it is very
expensive and no one seems
to care about the small
man.

“We (at the chamber) j join
with fellow panellists of the
cost and accounting of what
has happened at the Port
Authority, and I go further
and call on government to

_institute without delay a com-

mission of inquiry to deter-
mine exactly what has
happened i in our midst,” he

‘said.













































































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Giving South Africa a taste of th Bahamas

The Bahamas
National Youth
Choir toured
South Africa from
August 4 to 16,
showing the |
South African
people a little of
their culture in
music, song and |
dance, while
getting
the chance to
experience some
of the South
African hospitality
and culture. The

_ choir visited

~ gchools, concert
halls and famous
sites and in
Pretoria, Durban
and Swaziland.

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Durban from Pretoria



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Swaziland

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PUT TTT:

— Sale of Nassau resorts
likely ‘ in 10 to 15 days’ |

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter

THE SALE of the Paradise Island Har-
bour Resort and Nassau Palm Resort is
expected to be completed within the next
10 to 15 days, the Bahamian attorney repre-
senting the prospective future owners said
yesterday.

Valentine Grimes said a sale of both prop-
erties had been pending for the past several

months, and his.client, who he described as
a “well-known US hotelier”, would be pur- ~
’. chasing both resorts.

He said his client and his family, who he
declined.to name, have a “significant number
of-investments” throughout the world,
although this will be there first time investing
in the Bahamas.

The purchasing family is also planning

another investment in the Bahamas, although.

Mr Grimes would not say what that inivest-
“ment was.
Mr Grimes said he expected the sale of
_ both resorts to be consummated ‘
order within the next 10 to 15 days”.
On Monday, Prime Minister. Perry Christie

hinted that a sale of both properties was -

imminent, telling The Tribune that he would

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‘in short |

Bahamian attorney says ‘well- known

US hotelier’ looking to acquire
Paradise Island Harbour Resort
and Nassau Palm Hotel —



be making “an interesting decision” regard-
ing the approval of three projects which were
all in some way connected to Lehman Broth-
ers’ private equity arm.

Mr Christie said his decision would be
based in large part on a successful conclusion
of the sale of the Royal Oasis property on
Grand Bahama.

Lehman Brothers and Driftwood Hospi-

tality Management are the combination still
in charge at the two New Providence- based

properties, the Paradise Island Harbour

Resort and Nassau Palm Hotel, and the
Prime Minister’s comments fuelled specula-
tion they were seeking to exit these two hotel

properties.

In all three cases, the private equity arm

of Lehman Brothers, the New York-head-
quartered investment bank, provided the
financing for the resorts, while Florida-
based Driftwood Hospitality Management
acted as the management/oeprating part-
ner.

Two of the projects Mr Christie feferred: to

’ involve the sale of resorts, while another

involves Lehman Brothers participating in
the financing of an investment in another
resort.

SEE page 4B

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Attorney voices concern over project incentives

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL -

Tribune Business Editor .

MANY Family Island devel-

opment projects are private res-

idential communities that incor-
porate a small, boutique hotel
_ to enable the developers to claim
all the investment incentives

..under:the-Hotel;Encouragement..

Act, a Bahamian attorney is
arguing.
Fred Smith, the outspoken

. . attorney who is representing the

Save Guana Cay Reef Associa-
tion in its fight against the $175

million Baker’s Bay Golf & -

‘Ocean Club project, told The
Tribune he believed that the
-grdnting of full Hotel Encour-
agement Act incentives to such
developments went against the
legislation’s design.

As a result, Mr Smith claimed |

that “very few taxes are being

‘searned” from such develop-.

ments, with the amount of

investment incentives granted _

out of proportion to these pro-
jects: economic impact.

A number of Family Island
tourism-related projects are tak-
ing on the appearance of high-
end residential communities and
private members’ clubs, as
opposed to pure resort develop-
ments.

Among projects with these
characteristics are the proposed

.$500..million..project for, Royal...

Island, off the coast of North
Eleuthera, and other projects
scheduled for that island, plus
the Baker’s Bay project on Great

» Guana Cay.

The Environmental Manage-
ment Plan (EMP) for the.Bak-
er’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club
describes the project as contain-
ing about 400 residential units,
including ocean-front sites, golf
villas-and marina village homes.

It further desctibes the pro-
ject as a “a highly-amenitised
equity club with 400 members”,

and.the development also .
_ includes plans for 75 villa-style

rooms available for rental.
Mr Smith was responding to

a Tribune article in which Dis-

oer Rulings make
- appeal avenues clearer"

a By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter

A TRADE union leader yes-

'* terday expressed surprise that

the Bahamas Employers Con-
‘federation (BECon) felt the
recent decision by the Court of
Appeal to allow employees to

pursue damages for wrongful -

dismissal at common law did not

clarify confusion which existed

over the Employment Act.
Obie Ferguson, the Trades

~ Union Congress (TUC) presi-

dent, who was also the attorney
that won the two separate

appeals for his clients, told The —

. Tribune the rulings did not
-- introduce anything new. He felt
BECon was aware.of this, as
the organisation was part of ‘the
- consultation process that devel-
oped the Employment Act.

Mr Ferguson said the Court
of Appeal’s rulings give unions,

employees and employers a —

. detailed understanding of exact-
ly what rights a dismissed work-

er will receive. He said the

rights were always in the Act
-and complementaty common

law, but perhaps were now
more clear. .

Mr Ferguson said the rulings ,
showed dismissed employees
had the opportunity to pursue
the avenue of appeal that would
give them the highest financial
compensation.

The Court of Appeal has
ruled in two separate cases that
the Employment Act 2001: did |
not seek to codify “the law of
employment relations”, and that
employees can still pursue dam-
ages for alleged wrongful dis-
missal through common law
actions.

Twice within two weeks, the
Court of Appeal overturned

judgments by Supreme Court

SEE page 5B

Minister unveils plan

for sportsfishing curbs

lm By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business-Reporter

AGRICULTURE and Fish-
eries Minister Leslie Miller has
- announced plans to crack down
on the size of sportsfishing
catches in an effort to protect
the revenue of Bahamian fish-
ermen and sustain local marine
resources.
He said an immediate amend-
ment to the law was necessary
to ensure Bahamian fisherman

Y

were able to provide for their
families

Mr Miller expanded on some
of the changes his ministry plans
to make during a speech to
Rotarians this week, saying he
hoped the initiatives would
decrease the hostility now fes-
tering between Bahamian fish-
ermen and foreign sportsfishers.

“Currently, the industry con-
tributes some 3 per cent of the

SEE page 6B

covery Land Company, the San
Francisco-headquartered devel-
opers of Baker’s Bay, accused
the Association of sending -sig-
nals to other potential investors
that were “dangerous and
potentially very harmful to the
Bahamas’ economy and. repu-
tation” through its actions.
-The company, said:
group is likely unaware that
they are signalling to onlook-
ers that the Bahamas can be
hostile to investors, who can

- find- themselves with little - if

any - recourse to rectify quick-
ly and amicably events that
should be addressed at the busi-

- ness table as opposed to court

rooms.’

Discovery. Land Company’s s
comments came in the wake of
a Privy Council ruling, which
upheld an injunction obtained
by the Association that has
forced it to stop all work on
Great Guana Cay.

An affidavit sworn -by Joseph
Arenson, a Discovery Land

Company partner and attorney,

“The.

alleged that the fir: may losé

$440,000 per week or $1.75 mil- _
lion’'a month, resulting from
fixed costs related to operating

expenses, staff costs, equipment
and dredgers, if the injunction
was upheld-asithasbeen. .

Arguing that “the majority of
these costs would remain if the
injunction were not dis-

charged”, Mr Arenson said its ~

continuation would also result
in Discovery Land Company
losing potential real estate sales
and employees, and harm the
firm’s reputation. ..

He added: “Every time the
development is interrupted, its
attractiveness as.an investment

_ is materially prejudiced. These ~ }
losses are extremely difficult, if .

not impossible, to quantify.”
Not surprisingly, Mr Smith
disagreed. “T believe the exact
opposite. The signals being sent
to investors are that there is the
rule of law in the Bahamas, laws
do matter, and the courts are

_ SEE page 5B.



| Kerzner targets August
Pee buyout completion



BLATLANTIS, on Paradise Island:

KERZNER Interna-
tional is hoping to com-
plete on August 30 the

- buyout led-by- its chairman
and chief executive,
respectively father and son -
duo Butch and Sol Kerzn-
er, which will take the
company private.

The Kerzners and their :

private equity financiers

are offering shareholders —

$81. per share to end:

Kerzner International’s

time in the public realm

: and remove its New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE)
listing.

The only remaining
obstacles to consummating
this transaction include
‘Monday’s Extraordinary
‘General Meeting ECM:

1



on Paradise Island, in’
which the company that
owns the Atlantis and One ot

_& Only Ocean Club —

resorts needs a simple ce
majority of shareholders
(50 per cent plus) to vote

_ in favour of the transac-

tion. About 40 per cent of
the votes are effectively
already in the bag. —
Kerzner International
will also need to obtain all ots
the relevant Bahamian

- government approvals

from the Central Bank of
the Bahamas, the Govern-

iment, National Economic

Council, Gaming Board
and Hotel Corporation of :

‘the Bahamas to consum-

mate the deal by August

30.

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BFSB unveils Student
of the Year finalists



Hi JODY Wells

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) has announced
the names of the three finalists for
the annual Financial Services Stu-
dent of the Year award.

They are: Aisha Melvina John-
son, BBA - Banking & Finance;
Candace Rolle,, BBA - Account-
ing; and Jody Christina Wells. AA
- Law & Criminal Justice.

The student award is sponsored
in collaboration with the College
of the Bahamas, the Professional
Industry Association Working
Group and the Central Bank of
the Bahamas.

The focus is on disciplines such
as economics, banking and finance,
law, accountancy and computer
information systems. °

Wendy Warren, the BFSB’s
chief executive and. executive
director, said the organisation’s
ongoing Financial Centre Focus
(FCF) programme “seeks to inte-
grate the industry with the wider
community, and its various initia-
tives address issues such as chal-
lenges impacting the sustained
growth and development of the
industry, improvements to the lev-
el of service, and attracting and
maintaining qualified, profession-
als”.

Aisha Melvina Johnson

A graduate of C.R. Walker
Senior High, where she was the
1998 Head Girl, Aisha earned ear-
ly acceptance into the College of
the Bahamas, and also received
the Apprenticeship Scholarship of

Credit Suisse (Bahamas), which -

allowed her to attain her, Associ-
ates of Arts degree in banking.
At the completion of the
apprenticeship programme, Aisha
worked full time with Credit Suisse
for a year before enrolling in the

Bachelor of Arts Programme in

Banking and Finance at COB.”
Between April-June 2006, she

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worked with Credit Suisse-Zurich,
obtaining exposure to back office
functions and account ManEe
ment.

She currently is a senior securi-
ties executor at Credit Suisse
(Bahamas).

Candace Rolle

An accounting assistant at Price-
waterhouseCoopers (PwC), Can-
dace was a spring graduate of

_ COB, obtaining her BBA in

Accounting with Distinction.

She was the recipient of the
2006 School of Business Award
for outstanding academic achieve-
ment and contribution to the
school.

Since graduating, Candace has
returned to COB for a special: pre-
sentation to the Advanced
Accounting Class on the process

-for qualifying to take the CPA

exam.

Candace has been working with
PwC’s auditing department since
starting at the firm, and is expect-

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events for the new school year:
_ Registration

. August 21, 2006 - August 25, 2006
9:00am - 5:00pm

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. Jody Christina Wells

Jody attended St. Anne’s High
School, and was selected as Senior
Prefect while she was in grade 12.

A student at the College of tThe
Bahamas from August 2004 to
April 2006, Jody obtained her AA
in Law and Criminal Justice. She
was a member of the Law Society
for two years.

Jody made the President’s List
for her two years at the College
of the Bahamas. In May 2006, she
graduated from the College of the
Bahamas with an Associate of
Arts Degree in Law and Criminal
Justice with Distinction. She also
received the law And Criminal
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Summer employment while at .
the COB included stints with
Pyfrom & Co, and later with McK-
inney, Bancroft & Hughes.

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September 21, 2006
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BTVI announces the launch of a new initiative in September
2006. This initiative call “The Bridge Programme” is a full
time development programme for person’s wishing to
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construction and hospitality fields. The Bridge is designed
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PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS — 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/No. 00443
Common Law and Equity Division

or lot of land comprising 1.012 acres and situate at
Major’s Cay Settlement, Crooked Island, one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act of
1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Japheth Edison
Deleveaux

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 27th
day of June, A.D. 2006.

The Petition of Japheth Edison Deleveaux of Imperial .
Park in the Eastern District of New Providence, one of
the Islands-of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
showeth in respect of:

ALL THAT picce parcel or lot of land situate at
Major’s Cay Settlement in Crooked Island, Bahamas,
and comprising 1.012 acres being a portion of Crown
Grant 1-49 and bounded Northerly by another portion:
of the said Crown Grant and running thereon’Four
hundred and eighty-four and forty-five hundredths
(484.45) feet and Easterly by the Queen’s Highway
and running thereon One hundred and twelve and

‘ fourteen hundredths (112.14) feet and Southerly by
another portion of the said Crown Grant (formerly

_ incorporating the old Major’s Cay Public School)
and running thereon Four Hundred and eighty-two >
(482.00) feet and Westerly by another portion of the
said Crown Grant and running thereon Seventy and
eighty-two hundredths (70.82) feet.

The Petitioner, Japheth Edison Deleveaux, herein
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession
of the said piece of land and has made application
to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth Of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles
Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate Of Title to
be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of that Act.

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

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

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

(c) The office of the Administrator, Major’ s Cay
Settlement, Crooked Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
- or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in —

the Petition shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30)
days after the final publication of these presents file at the
Registry of The Supreme Court in the City of Nassau,
Bahamas, and serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned
an Adverse Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an
Adverse Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30)
days after the final publication of these presents shall
operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED THIS 24TH DAY OF JULY, A.D. 2006.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chambers

' Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner |

Colin





Pricing Information As Of:
Thursday, 24 August 200 6



y!
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)

28.00 ABDAB
Bahamas Supermarkets
RND Holdings



Colina Money Market Fund
Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
Colina MSI Preferred Fund




BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 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 daily volume

MARKET TE,

Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
i Change - Change in closing price from day to day
Daity Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per oe paid in the last 12 months




THE TRIBUNE

Sale of Nassau resorts

likely ‘in 10 to 15 days’

FROM page one

The Tribune had been told
earlier this year that Kerzner
International, owner of Paradise

Island’s Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club Resorts, was
seeking to acquire the Paradise
Island Harbour Resort,
although this no longer appears

Financial Riktsors Ltd.

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

- Trading volume of the prior week

EP'S $ - Acompany's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX< - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

Weekly Vol.

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION ©

International Business Companies Act.
(No 45 Of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

' Notice is hereby given that in accordance’ with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of ROSFIELD INVEST LTD.

has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck of the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was

the 14th day of August, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

Signed:



LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
~ (No450F2000) ~
‘In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

45. of 2000, the dissolution of PECS PETROMAR DE

COLOMBIA LTD. has been completed, a ©
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck of the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was the
26th day of May, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT
SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

Signed:



LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(No450£2000) -
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of SHERWOOD -
DEVELOPEMENT LTD. has been completed, a ~

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck of the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was the -
Ist day of August, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator





= ) FIDELITY

Last Price

NAV KEY.
*-11 August 2006
*-31 July 2006

30 June 2006



530) June 2006
ascoasscsasahacaaes

to be the case.

The Paradise Island Harbour
Resort denied this at the time,
while Kerzner International
executives contacted by The
Tribune said they had no knowl-
edge of any deal in the works.

Final due diligence on the
Royal Oasis is being conducted
between a “Florida-based com-
pany”, World Investment Hold-

ings, and Lehman Brothers’ pri-'

vate equity arm. The final details
are still being worked out.

‘The Tribune reported on
Monday that World Investment
Holdings, which plans to close
the Royal Oasis purchase for
around $40 million and invest
$170 million to upgrade it to
five-star status, 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-day
window in which to close.





























August 29, 2006.

LEGAL NOTICE
OF DISSOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
TEAM ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED is in dissolution.
Joneka A. Wright is the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, P.O. Box
N 3026 Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars. of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before

the 23rd day of September 2006. ,

LEGAL N OTICE
_ NOTICE:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
SUNBURY INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in dissolution.
Mrs. Alrena Moxey is in the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau,
Bahamas. All persons having claims against the above
-named company are required to.send their names addresses

and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

The investors in World
Investment Holdings include
Seyed Mcghani, an Iranian by
birth who has owned and man-
aged 12 Holiday Inn-branded
properties. He said he had also,

developed low cost housing, and — >” :

now owns a warranty insurance °
company, believed to be called
American Premier Group.

The other investors in World: -

Investment Holdings include}. °
Keith St Clair, chief executive of,

‘Coral Gables-based Internet-

travel agency, TraveLeaders, a
father-and-son duo who are:
both called Fernando Alvarez, ©.
and Idalberto Rodriguez. ,

World Investment Holdings’ ’
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.





A LEADING FIRM IS SEEKING

~ BOOKKEEPER |

JOB DESCRIPTION

* Reports to the Chief Financial Officer & CEO

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

¢ Assist in the preparation of financial statements.

e 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
litte 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 must submit a resume to the
following address no later than August 31, 2006:

Human Resources Department
P.O.Box CB-11444
' Nassau, Bahamas
Email:kkerr@wemcosecurity.com or fax: 325-6175





THE TRIBUNE

Attorney voices his
concern over




project incentives

FROM page one

there to enforce the law,” he
said.

As for the work stoppage’s
impact on the wider Abaco
economy, Discovery Land
Company had told The Tri-
bune: “We do know that mer-
‘chants and other entities with
which we have transacted busi-

ness since our arrival in the |

Abacos will realise a reduction
in such transactions.

“We believe it’s safe to say
that in general, this short-term
halt will have an adverse effect

on the Abaco economy, likely
-to the tune of hundreds of
thousands to millions of dol-
lars on a monthly basis.”
But Mr Smith countered:
“The economy of Great Gua-

appeal
avenues
clearer’
FROM page one

Justice John Lyons, finding
instead that the Employment
Act sought to establish “mini-
mum” standards for employee
compensation when a worker’s
job was terminated. This was
regardless of whether the
employee was wrongfully ter-
minated or not.

Both cases involved claims
for damages at common law for
alleged wrongful dismissal. ‘The
first involved a claim by Paula
Deveaux against Bank of the
Bahamas International, and the
second a claim by Thalberg
Wells against Snack Food
Wholesale.

Ms Deveaux’s re was
based on the allegation that
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional had breached her
employment contract by failing
“to give reasonable notice”,
while Mr Wells had claimed his
employment was wrongly ter-
minated.

In both cases, Justice Lyons
dismissed their actions on the
grounds that the two employ-

ees were bound by the Employ-

ment Act’s terms, especially
Section 29 that dealt with com-

' ‘pensation for employees when

their job was terminated by
their employer. «

In Ms Deveaux’s case, Jus-
tice Lyons said he believed Sec-
tion 29 codified “common law”.

_.Court of Appeal Justices Gan- ~

“patsingh, Emanuel Osadebay,

‘and Hartman Longley ruled dif-

ferently, though.
Given that a statute was not
. supposed to impact general law

‘- “unless it used words directly to

"- that effect, the Court of Appeal

_ found in Ms Deveaux’s case: “It

seems to us that Parliament did

not intend that the Employment

Act be a codification of the law
of employment relations.

“On the contrary, the Act
was passed to establish mini-
mum standards of working
hours, and to make provisions
relating to notice to terminate
contracts of employment, and
to make provisions relating to
‘summary dismissal.”

The Court of Appeal said: “A
reading of the section [29] clear-
ly indicates that this provision
was intended to allow for a min-
imum payment of compensa-
tion to an employee in the event
of termination of employment,
whether that employment was
wrongfully terminated or not.”

It added that the Employ-
ment Act’s Section 4 showed it
was not intended to codify com-
mon law. That Section said
nothing in the Act would “lim-
it or restrict” a worker’s pursuit
of greater rights or better ben-
efits provided to him/her under
any law, contract of employ-
ment, custom or arrangement.

The Court of Appeal ruled
in Ms Deveaux’s case: “It seems
to us that the object or purpose
of this legislation was to estab-
lish a formula for compensat-
‘ing employees who are termi-
nated, without the employee
having to undertake the burden
of incurring the expense of pros-
ecuting a claim for compensa-
tion at common law for wrong-
ful dismissal.

“The employee, if of the view
that he would not be adequate-
, ly compensated under the

' statute, could pursue his greater

na Cay doesn’t need Baker’s
Bay to thrive. Guana Cay has
been blessed with sustained
growth and there has been
only 100 per cent employment
on Great Guana Cay.”

He added that to complete
the proposed project, Discov-
ery Land Company would
have to bring in workers from.
the Abaco mainland, and the
influx of outsiders and popu-
lation increase was likely to
change the way of life on Great
Guana Cay, and causing social
and cultural tension.

“It is going to strain the
social fabric,” Mr Smith
argued. “It is absurd of the
Government to impose this ,
scale of development on a tiny



island like Guana Cay.”

He argued that many of the
employees at Baker’s Bay had
come from businesses based
on the Abaco mainland, who
were now having difficulty in
finding replacements for them.

Arguing that the Associa-
tion’s case was “baseless and
frivolous”, Discovery Land
Company had previously said:
“Discovery Land Company
came to the Bahamas, entered
into a Heads of Agreement
with the Government of the

Bahamas, and has since con- .

ducted itself consistent with
Bahamian laws and sound
development practices.............

“Discovery Land Company -

will continue to abide by the



Manager of Assistant Private

Bankers Team

SG Hambros, part of SG Private Banking, is a private bank providing
a comprehensive wealth management service with offices in the UK,
Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The Bahamas.

$G Hambros is currently looking to recruit a manager to supervise the
assistant private bankers, You will also be required to set up this new
function which will comprise of the following responsibilities.

@ assisting private bankers and
Investment Management

@ provide banking services to
the Trust & Fiduciary Services
Department

M liaise with counterparties for
portfolio transfers

@ liaise with external investment

_ Managers and brokers on third
party trades

& liaise with back office on open

issues, corporate actions, general

queries.

The role will entail supervisory and

training function and ensuring that

policies and procedures are being

updated and complied with by all

staff members.

You should ideally:
@ hold a Bachelor's Degree in
Banking & Finance, and have

at least 5 years’ experience In
Private Banking and Securities

W have good working knowlecige af
French and Spanish

SG Hambros Bark & Trust Bahamas} Limited is

@ have the capacity to learn quickly
_ and in an independent manner

B® have broad knowledge of banking
proecedyres and processes

@ excellent written skills (experience _
in writing procedures}, The ability
‘to communicate well wilh clients
is essential

@ advanced Excel skills including
formulae, complex form creation

® and a keen sense of business
awareness.

The position offers an attractive
salary and benefits package.

Applications should be submitted to
the following adiress, by close of
business on 25 August 2006.

Manager, Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Limited

PO Box N7789

Nassau

Bahamas

www. sghambros.com

licensed under the Banks & Thist Gampanias Regulation Act.

NER peat

SOCIETS GENERALE CROQUP























ESTATE OF DAVID
STAFFORD
MORRISON

Late of Coral Harbour in the
Western District of the Island of
New Providence

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send their names,
addresses and particulars of the debts or
claims certified in writing to the undersigned

on or before the 3rd October, A.D..,
required, to prove such debts or claims, or in
default be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved: after the above date the Executor
will distribute the assets having regard only to
the proved debts or claims of which he shall
have notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to
make full settlement on or before
3rd October, 2006.

McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES
Attorney for the Executor
Mareva House

4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas



2006

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 5B

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute .

Introduces Development Mathematics and
English beginning September 4, 2006 |

FRED Smith

laws and regulations of the
Bahamas. We will continue to
support our staff and ‘family’
at Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean
Club, and once we are suc-
cessful in the legal matters, we
will build the most dynamic
and environmentally responsi-
ble development that the
Bahamas and the region have
ever seen.

“The Discovery Land Com-
pany/Baker’s Bay Club’s
unwavering commitment to
the environment and develop-
ment of the project will con-
tinue, and the developers are
as strong as ever in their |
resolve to create a truly great
development.”

Monday and Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 pm
8:00 ~ 9:50 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 - 7:50 pm
8:00 - 9:50 pm

Want to improve your Math or English skills? ©
‘All interested persons, call the Admission Office
@502-6338/9



INVESTMENT eG
“VILLA # 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: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas °
to reach us before September 25, 2006. :

Under The. Patronage of
‘Hon. Cynthia A. Pratt M.P.

me Prevention-A Concern for Business Owners
oO. ence: Anger Management/Conflict Resolution

Date:
August 28th-31st, 2006
9am - 3pm |
Venue:

Wyn ene Nassau Resert
. West B.



rsons Or more)

: $30 per person

irther information, contact the Reserve Office

(242) 302-8050/8048





PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

THE TRIBUNE

rr
Sportsfishing limits
are announced

NOTICE

EXCEL ENGINEERING
SERVICES LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EXCEL ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD. is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 22nd August, 2006 when the Articles of

Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
_ the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Diodata

Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P. O. Box 146,

Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Diodata Holdings Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE

AVANT MANAGEMENT
LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05- 02,
Singapore 039393.

| Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator —

NOTICE

DIVINE GRACE LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffels Link #05-02, | .
Singapore.039393.

’ Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006.

-Mark Edward J ackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
BARNSTABLE INTERNATIONAL CORP. is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted |)
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize. |

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

2006

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
DAUPHIN ASSOCIATES LIMITED, is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 235

2006

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

MOTOR BIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is
hereby given that the above-named:Company has
dissolved and struck.off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar

General on the 11th day of August, 2006. -

Lynden Maycock .
Liquidator
of “
MOTOR BIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD. °

NOTICE

DELTA SPRING LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

PEACEFUL FAMILY
~ LIMITED |

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PEACEFUL FAMILY LIMITED if involuntary
dissolution under the provisions of.Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 12th July, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and fepistered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Sineapore 039393.

‘Dated this 25th aa of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137. of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
HILLFORD INVESTMENT CORP, is in dissolution.

| Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted |

at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.
All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of

their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,
2006, -

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
LYNCHBURG ENTERPRISES LIMITED, is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company

| are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of

their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,
2006

1 Continental Liquidators Inc.

Liquidator

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Gross Domestic Product, and
the potential for further contri-
bution can be enhanced through
sustainable development of the
sector,” Mr Miller said.

Under current laws, he said
sports fishermen were allowed
to catch six crawfish, conch,

‘Dolphin, Kingfish and Wahoo

fish, per person, per day.

Mr Miller is now proposing
that all catch limits be changed
from “six per person per day”
to “six per vessel per day”.

Eventually; he said, that

number ‘should be further ©

reduced to three per vessel per
day.
Mr Miller added that a sig-

_ nificant amount of money was

lost by persons harvesting craw-
fish: from traps owned by
Bahamian commercial fisher-
men, and said he had recom-
mended that by regulation for-
eign sportsfishers were pre-
vented from doing this.

In addition, he added that he .

was planning to amend the
existing Fisheries Regulations
to decrease the quantities of
marine resources that can legal-

ly be exported from the 1?

Bahamas as personal baggage.

An exception to this would
be persons participating in
sports tournaments.

Mr Miller is expected to pre- .:

sent the proposed amendments
to Parliament when the-House
of Assembly resumes after sum-

_mer break.

NOTICE

EDELWEISS GLOBAL LTD.

} NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EDELWEISS GLOBAL LTD. is in voluntary ~~
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st July; 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Diodata
Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Diodata Holdings Ltd.
Liquidator

NOTICE

DRUMMOND VEN TURES
LIMITED

‘NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) | DRUMMOND VENTURES LIMITED is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of Section:
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act

2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and sere by

the Registrar General:

The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame
Cosulting S.A., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola,

British Virgin Islands.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Dizame Consulting S.A.
~ Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act 2000,
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,

MERIDIAN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED is in dissolution. |. -

The date of commencement of dissolution was August 23,
2006.

| CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATORS INC. of No. 2 Commercial

Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands is the Liquidator
of MERIDIAN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED.

B. Foster
For: Continental Liquidators, Inc.
Liquidator ~

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
PRENTISS VENTURES INC. is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

Cont ‘ nental Liquidators I Inc.
Liquidator





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The Delicate Art of Defense



North dealer. four hearts and West leads the king of
o ad North-South vulnerable. diamonds, on which East plays the FRIDAY,
“NORTH five. What should West do next? AUG
343 If he continues with a low dia- UST 25
: 5 : 3 VAIS mond, East.wins with the queen and
#108 returns a spade, and the contract goes .
' #AKI76 down one. But if West cashes the ace ARIES ~ Mar 21/ Apr 20
- WEST EAST of diamonds at trick two, or does | Romance should be in the air this
#AQ95 4876 anything else, the defense collapses, eateries If you don’t have a
¥642 ¥75 because there is then no way for ae eart, you can easily come up
- @AKI7 #Q5432 West to score more than one spade Fe a project to enjoy; something
#105 £942 finle that captures your tender side.
SOUTH How can West possibly know that | TAURUS - Apr 21/ May 21
#K 102 his best play at trick two is a low dia- | You'll get lots done in the way of
¥KQ1083 mond? Certainly, it is an unusual | ‘pairs or renovations on your home,
496 play, but it is far from a shot in the | Taurus. Progress will be easy with a
Â¥ $Q83 dark. few extra hands to pitch in. Invite
> The bidding: For West, who is searching for a | {tends to help out. ;
: an * , North East. South West — clue to the most effective defense, it | GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
' 1 Pass 1¥ Dble should not be difficult to figure out } You’ll feel like indulging loved ones

es e . .
- standard agreements designed to him to assume that East has one or [daydreams and relaxing in your
overcome the natural advantage of more of these cards and hence is sig- | favorite chair.
the declarer, it would be next to. naling that he has the queen. Since | LEO ~ Jul 23/Aus 23
impossible for the defenders to func- | West’ urgently needs a spade lead Use this week as ai opparninity to
"tion effectively. from East, he underleads the ace and ffrest and bolster your health, Leo.
Take this case where South is in _ so defeats the contract. You’ll: need full-strength for the
= arduous..tasks awaiting you in the
, weeks to.come.
> VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
—_ i 5 yay R G a l Your family might need a little extra .
. ; lee TLC this week, Virgo, so don’t
_ make plans to be out of town. You’re
@ 7 v The the only one who can serve as a
e . Target mediator when things get rough.
oa ; gs 3 LIBRA = Sept 23/Oct 23
the wal Sd. Be sure others don’t play on your .
body of ae ag sympathies this week, Libra.
Chambers ey ae a 8 Otherwise, you could be made a fool.
21st zS°R88 & Seek advice from a friend if you feel
s oe Fase. a5 someone is trying to take advantage.
ictionar ae :
(1993 Ag°2228—. | SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
edition). 5% ad | F You will feel quite passiona® about
4.858.268 helping others this week, Scorpio.
- - ¢ Tetererue aire ee avon wake % a See Ha Volunteer for a service that assists
from the letters shown here? In as a asd needy individuals. It will be a hum-
a making a word each letter may - g wegh 3 bling and gratifying experience.
e used once only. Each must OAH gS Om
rs contain the centre letter and 3 Sa Saa8s SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21

ACROSS

9 It's no good, darn it! Their cover has
been broken (5-4)

10 The number of the annexe? (9)

12 Pale, having taken a toss (4)

13. Provides booths: willg .0

It's in good order — honest (8)

How the stereo buff said “great

loyalty’? (4,8)
For the fake sick, brought in
medication (8)

14
15

17

further (8)

Local anger at a lot of firings (7)
Does one get all possible benefits
when so employed? (9)

Correction reading: “Mieant to convert

By the way, there's one L, silly, in
“filched”! (6)
Anew bride’s grasp of how meat-may

Actually he left here with a friend (6).

Begin again with the D in “bird” (8)
Steady, chum! He's from the sama
establishment as the.other! (10)
Enter without invitation and | get

To say you're a twosome would be
detrimental (6) :
Very opposed to being given as an

29% Pass 34 Pass
4Â¥
Opening lead — king of diamonds.

The defenders often signal each
other during the play in an effort to
find the best defense. Without sig-
nals, and without the use of other





there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals
TODAY’S TARGET

Good 16; very good 24;
excellent 31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

that East signaled possession of the
queen of diamonds by playing the
five on the king. It is true that a five,
a relatively low card, would not usu-
ally be construed as a positive signal.

But when West studies the first
trick, he observes. that the 4-3-2 are
missing. It is surely reasonable for





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Winton Capital British Solving 7
Championship, open to all
British residents. tf you would

this week, and you-should go right
ahead, Gemini. Make a purchase that

allows you to feel decadent, without .

worrying about the price.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

It'll be fun to give into your senti-
mental feelings early in the week,
Cancer. Consider a lazy week full of

You will feel upbeat and down-
right playful this week,

Sagittarius. Have fun with this
youthful attitude by hosting a.

crowd on the weekend.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Take it easy this week, or else you'll
be sure to burn yourself out,

Capricom. You’ve been tackling too °

many projects, and now you have to .

schedule some rest.

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against him. If Agassi
makes that 6-1, he could
face the eighth-seeded i
Baghdatis, a 21-year-old |;
from Cyprus who was |
the runner-up at this
year’s Australian Open
and a semifinalist at

“Tf Baghdatis is on
and healthy and fit,”
said U.S. Davis Cup.
captain Patrick McEn-
roe, John’s brother. “I .
think that’s a very
tough match for Andre
to win right now.”

Two rounds later
might bring another
intergenerational clash
— against Roddick, i
who’ll turn 24 next i
week, was the 2003 U.S.
Open champion and is
seeded ninth. Roddick’s
been working with Jim-
my Connors, and the
partnership paid off
with a title at the
Cincinnati Masters last
week. ; :

“It’s a great thing for :
both of them, potential-
ly,” John McEnroe said.
“Andy’s. been struggling
with confidence.”

Another past U.S.
Open champion and i
No. 1 player who’s “a
unseeded this year, Ser- :
ena Williams; was given
a tough draw, too.

She fell out-of the top
100 while sidelined with
a left knee injury and
needed a wild card
to enter the tourna-
ment.

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round opponent is. No.
17 Daniela Hantuchova,
who knocked off
Williams in the Aus-
tralian Open’s third
round in January. If
Williams reaches the
third round, she could i
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week’s Open tuneup at
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# RUEBEN MOUNTS.

& By BRENT STUBBS
‘Senior Sports Reporter

WHEN the school year
begins in September, there
will be some new faces in
new place in the physical
education department in
both the private and gov-
ernment schools.

At. the private schools,
Felix ‘Fly’ Musgrove is gone
from St. Augustine’s Col-
lege; Godfrey McQuay. has
left St. Anne’s and Dexter
Cambridge is no longer at
Jordan Prince William High
School.

The government schools
will also see a series of tran-
sitions, not only in New
Providence, but in the Fam-
ily Islands.

One of the biggest moves
has Reuben Mounts leaving
DW Davis Junior High once
again, this time going to Pre-
ston Albury High in South
Eleuthera.

He is expected to be
joined by Cambridge, who
will be returning home to

‘ work at Governor’s Harbour

High after an accident left
Tony ‘the Tiger’ Crean recu-

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff) perating at home.

Mounts said he’s excited

looking forward
to coaching challenge |

to be heading back to make
a contribution on a Family
Island.

“I think it’s a very good
move. It gives me an oppor-
tunity to see what is on the
islands,” Mounts stressed. “I

understand that things are ©

slow on the island, so it will
be a good challenge for me
to bring things back to
where it used to be.”

Mounts said he intends to.

use every resource available
to him, including calling on
his counterparts in New
Providence to assist wherev-
er they can with their human
resources.

Coach
Challenges are nothing
new to Mounts, who faced a

similar situation when he.
coached in South Andros’

and Long Island prior to
coming back to DW Davis
two years ago.

“T won two junior boys
basketball titles in Long
Island and‘I went to South

Andros and came up with

numerous junior boys titles
there-as well,” Mounts not-

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Mounts was instrumental in
instructing Jeremy Barr in’
basketball before he took off
for Houston, Texas with.
Frank Rutherford and is
now in his second year at the -
University of South Caroli- ’
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As for finding anymore *
diamonds in the rough,
Mounts said, “If they’re
there, I will try to find out-
and make the Bahamas’
proud of them.” ,

Mounts said he loves the
challenge of moving to a
Family Island because it
gives him an opportunity to
really develop the student-

athletes’ skills.

As for having Cambridge
on the other side of the
island coaching, Mounts said
they. should “do a lot of

‘ great things, working togeth-

er as physical education -

teachers. and making the.

programme a vibrant one.”

On the loss of Crean,
Mounts said it is a tremen-
dous one for Eleuthera, but
he wants to publicly wish
him a “speedy recovery
because he’s done a great
job on the island and in
sports in general.”

Action from the Bahamas

‘men’s team’s loss to Haiti



@ THE Bahamas men’s team suffered
their second defeat in a row at the
Caribbean Volleyball Championships.
After falling to Guadeloupe in their open-
er, the Bahamas team went down 25-20,
25-21, 25-21 to Haiti on Wednesday.

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MVOLLEYBALL. --
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE youthful Bahamas
men’s national team suffered

its second. straight loss in the -

XI Caribbean Volleyball
Championships on Wednes-

day night at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium. ©

The loss came at the

expense of a highly spirited
Haitian team, which has

emerged.as the Cinderella sto-"

ry of the championships
after stunning defending
champions Barbados the

night before.

Behind a large contingent
of cheering fans waving flags
and dancing throughout the
stadium, Haiti pulled off a 25-
20, 25-21, 25-21 victory to push
their record to 2-1 to join Bar-
bados in.a two-way tie for first
place in Pool A.

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



NATIONAL triple jump record holder Lee-
van ‘Super’ Sands said he’s disappointed that he
was given a six-month suspension for taking a
Vick inhaler.

Sands, who turned 25 on August 16, was hit
with a six-month suspension by the Interna-
tional Amateur Athletic Federation on the
recommendation of the Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associations after its tribunal hear-
ing in June.

While at the IAAF World Indoor Champi-
onships in March on Moscow, Sands said he
was informed about the indefinite suspension
after he tested positive for a banned substance
when he competed at the Tyson Invitational on
February 10 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

“T was disappointed because I saw people
competing after they tested positive for tak-
ing steroids and I was told that I couldn’t com-
pete because of a Vick inhaler,” Sands said in
an interview with The Tribune on Thursday
from Auburn. “I just didn’t understand that.”

The six-month’ suspension Sands received
started from the date of his indefinite suspen-
sion and will be up on September 9. But Sands
said it has forced him to sit out the entire sea-
son, something that he was se he would
not have had to do.

“I didn’t do anything wrong. I was disap-
pointed from the beginning,” he charged. “I’ve
gotten over it now, but I was really upset with
it because I only used a Vick inhaler.

“At the time when I got the call, I didn’t
know what it was, but all of the evidence came
out and it was only the Vick inhaler, some-
thing that couldn’t have enhanced my perfor-
mance. That’s why I was upset on getting any
suspension.”




Sands said he will be home this Meenas

and will be in town for a couple of weeks before '

he returns to Auburn to start his off-season
training with Bahamian coach Henry Rolle for
next year. .

While at home, Sands said he hopes to find
out from the BAAA exactly why he had to be
suspended at all, as he alleges he was told orig-
inally by the BAAA that he would not.be.

“At the end of the tribunal, they accepted my
explanation and [ still ended up getting a sus-
pension, so I really didn’t know what was going

“on,” he claimed.

Since the tribunal in June, Sands claims he
was told that they would have informed him a
week later what recommendation they would
have made to the IAAF.

“T didn’t hear from them until about a month
later when I got a letter from the BAAA say-
ing that they had agreed with the tribunal to
recommend that I get.a six-month suspension,”
Sands pointed out.

“They did what they had to do, but I just
don’t understand why. I explained to them my
situation. I made a honest mistake and I told
them that.”

Sands said, since the suspension, he has lost
all of his shoe contracts and endorsements and
he will now have to start all over from scratch.

But the most important thing, he said, is to
clear his name

“I never had any problems all through my
years of competing. I never had a missed test.
I get tested all the time. I don’t have any reason
to do that. It was a honest mistake and I had all
the facts to prove it because the amount I had
in my system wasn’t enough to do anything.”

When he starts his off-season training in
September, Sands said he will be working
towards competing in the IAAF World Out-
door Championships after he was denied the
Apportunity to compete at the World Indoors.

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The Bahamas remained at
the bottom of the pile at 0-2.
“We feel we’re the Cin-

‘derella team of the tourna-
- ment,” said power hitter Dim-

itri Edouard. “We knew we

had talent, we knew we had

heart, so after losing to
Guadeloupe in a close game,



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we were determined to come
back and play better against

_ Barbados and the Bahamas.”

Against the Bahamas, the
Haitian team played in a total
different zone. They managed
to stop every line-up that the
Bahamians placed on the
floor.

They were so fired up that
the Haitians took the lead ear-

-ly in both the first two sets and

never relinquished it as they
went on to pin the Bahamas’
backs against the wall.

Trying to at least avoid
being swept in three sets, the
Bahamas came out smoking
in the third, taking a 6-4 lead
and 8-7 before the Haitians
rallied back to go up for good,
10-9.

After that, it was all Haiti
as they stopped every streak
that the Bahamas mounted for
the win.

Shots

Ralph Adolphe posted 11
kills and Frantz Joseph added
nine to pace Haiti. Vladimir
Louis had two block shots and

‘Rudolph Gaetan chipped in

with another.

Romel Lightbourn and
Prince Wilson came up with
10 and nine kills respectively
for the Bahamas. Muller Petit
and Arison Wilson had two
and one block apiece.

There was‘some concern at
the beginning of the match
about whether or not setter
Wayne Johnson would have
been able to play, much less
start, after he had to be treat-
ed for an injured left thumb.

Johnson started and coach:

Joey Demeritte even inserted
back-up setter Tony Simon at
one point in the second set,
but that still didn’t make a dif-
ference.

Demeritte even brought in
Petit for starter Renaldo

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defence that was anchored
around Byron Ferguson II
after the hometown boys col-
lapsed up front and fell short
in the backcourt.

“T’m not really disappointed
with the team,” Demeritte
reflected. {I think we made a
lot of silly mistakes and it
showed the lack of exposure
on behalf of the men’s nation-
al team. It showed in our play
tonight.”

Demeritte said the differ-
ence he’s noticed about the
powerhouses in the tourna~
ment like Barbados and
Trinidad & Tobago is the fact
that they have pumped a lot of
money into their programme.

“They are just back from
the CAC Games. We have not
participated in any tourna:
ment for the last two yéars.”
he stressed. “We played one
tournament in the last two
years.

“The other teams have 12,
13, 14 tournaments under
their belts in the last two
years. We are a disadvantage
because we haven’t had the
opportunity to travel or play
any teams prior to the tour-
nament.”

Despite the criticism that
they have received over hav-
ing too young a team in the
tournament, Demeritte said
he’s proud of what they have
put out on the court.

“Once this team stays
together and they gain some
more exposure, we feel they
will be allright,” Demeritte
summed up. “We may not do
it in this tournament, but at
least we know what we have
to work on.” ;



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A CONCERNED Prime
Minister Perry Christie called
for immediate changes to be

made at Her Majesty’s Prison,
after viewing the “painful” con--

ditions that inmates and prison

. guards must endure.

Mr Christie was touring the
prison in the absence of Deputy
Prime Minister Cynthia Pratt,
who is on leave.

“We have become the victim
of very old facilities. and it is
very difficult to have a sustained

. Maintenance programme. Very

serious contemplation must be
given to replacing those facili-
ties as quickly as possible,” he
said. .-

The second major issue, Mr

Christie said, was that of the -

physical conditions under which
prisoners in maximum security
live. ,
a Minister Christie said it
“painful” to see “vibrant
ollie men” living in conditions
that caused him to feel that
their future is not being Bele
by those conditions.

Mr Christie noted that
although these conditions have
existed for generations, given
the expertise available, a deci-
sion has to be, made as to
whether these men could be giv-
en more hope and a greater
chance of finding a role outside
the prison, and therefore not
come back, if they were to be
housed in a different way.

“The reason why I speak so
strongly on the conditions that
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Christie calls for
immediate changes

~ back into society,” he said.

“Tf you have any kind of facil-
ity where one can argue that it is
contributing to the viciousness
that exists in the minds of some
and that there is no real mech-

-anism in place to access them
' psychologically, we are return-

ing these people back into soci-
ety without a support. system
that they are able to rely ‘on,
either to find a job or be moni-
tored to determine whether in

fact society is giving them-even-

a minimal chance to live a nor-
mal life in society,” he.said.

In this regard, Mr. Christie
said he has proposed the imme-

diate implementation of a .

“tracking and support system”
to monitor and assist inmates

_ who are released back into soci-

ety, so as to stop them from
becoming repeat offenders.
“Several weeks ago I spoke

with the Commissioner of,

Police and the Superintendent
of the prison about putting in
place a tracking and support
system to not just know that
prisoners are being. released,

but to track them upon release,”\':

he said: There are those who

constantly complain that they,

are unable.to get any kind of
suppott in finding a job and ulti-
mately resort to breaking the
law again and ‘being put back
in prison,” he said. “For the
protection of the greater society

and even the best interests of

the prisoner and his family, I
proposed that the tracking and

support system be put-in place

to advance our efforts to protect

SEE page 11

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

$400,000 of —
r enovations to.

PMH Radiology

Department

THE Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital is currently
undergoing major renovatiohse at a cost of
almost’ $400,000.

Additionally, a new 16-slice CAT scan-
ner at a cost of $987,000 will be opera-
tional by December, 2006, with more than

$50,000 dedicated to training. 38
A further $300,000 has been ‘allogatéd

for the appointment of additional staff to
facilitate delivery. of the existing and new
diagnostic services to be offered.

This announcement comes after sources
close to PMH claimed that the radiology

‘department was an area-of the hospital

that is inefficiently run.

The Tribune earlier this week reported
that employees are demanding a thorough
inspection of the institution:

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il PRIME MINISTER Perry Christie and
(in background) Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston
Rahming during yesterday’s tour of the prison

GB Chamber of
_ Commerce president
calls for inquiry
into Port Authority

@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter «

FREEPORT - Grand Bahama Cham-
ber of Commerce president Dr Doswell
Coakley expressed strong concerns over
the recent policy changes and adjustments
impacting business licensees in Freeport.

- He called on government to immediate-

ly institute a commission of inquiry into
the affairs of the Grand Bahama Port
Authority.

Dr Coakley said that it is very unfortu-

nate that the GBPA has lost its believabil-

ity and is constantly looked upon with sus-
picion in Grand Bahama.

The Grand Bahama Port Authority has
come under intense scrutiny over the past
few months in Freeport for its recent

administrative changes and dismissals of

several top Bahamian executives at the

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Weather system
could be of
‘serious concern’

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Tribune Staff Reporter

THE newest weather system in the
Atlantic, expected to become this season’s
fifth named storm, could be of “serious
concern” to the Bahamas, forecasters said
yesterday.

Only a day after Tropical Storm Debby
was declared not to be a threat to land,
people were once again asked to closely
monitor the new system.

The latest tropical depression, which was
pelting the Windward Islands with wind
and rain at press time last night, is pro-

jected to become Tropical Storm Ernesto

and follow a north-northwestern track
through the Caribbean.

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Man arrested
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possession

POLICE on Harbor Island
arrested a'36-year-old man
Wednesday afternoon for
firearm possession.

According to police press liai-
son officer Walter Evans,
around 6pm Wednesday, offi-
cers on the island spotted the
man driving a golf cart.

Acting on information, the
officers stopped the man,
searched him and discovered a
.9mm handgun as well as nine
live rounds of ammunition. |

The 36-year-old was taken
into custody.

Presidential

candidate

is charged

@ GEORGETOWN, Guyana
A TELEVISION station

owner running for president

in this South American

nation has been charged with
sexually abusing an 11-year-

old girl, authorities said

Thursday, according to Asso-
ciated Press.

Chandra Narine Sharma,
59, a perennial candidate
from the small party Justice
for All, pleaded innocent
Wednesday to one count of
indecent assault. He is due
back in court Oct. 2.

Sharma dismissed the
charge as part of “a smear
campaign designed to hurt |
me because the polls show I
will get 5 percent of the
votes — or about four seats.”

It is not the first abuse
allecation against Sharma,
wh was indicted on two .
counts of attempted sex with
an 11-year-old girl in the
weeks leading up to national

_ elections in 1997. He was

cleared of the charges,
authorities said.

Separately, President
Bharrat Jagdeo designated |
Monday a national holiday
to boost voter turnout and :
security during elections for
the presidency, a°65-seat-
National Assembly and sev-
eral district posts.

-Rioting and looting are
common during elections in
this former Dutch and
British colony, where ballot-
ing frequently has been
marred by allegations of
fraud.

Jagdeo has said Guyana’s
police and military will be on
“full alert” during the elec-
tions in the violence-
wracked country.

Generic drugmaker
to close island plant

‘NEW YORK

TEVA Pharmaceutical
Industries Ltd., the
world’s largest generic.
drugmaker, is closing a
plant in Puerto Rico as
part of an reorganization
related to its acquisition
of Ivax Corp. earlier this
year, according to Associ-
ated Press.

The Israel-based com-
pany announced Wednes-
day that it plans to close
its Cidra, Puerto Rico
plant, which originally
made about 50 products,
in the fourth quarter,
affecting about 550 work-
ers. Most of the manufac-
turing performed at Cidra
has already been trans-
ferred to other plants.

Teva estimates it will
save about $45 million
(euro35 million) in 2007
as a result of the closure.

The company said it will
offer affected employees
financial and placement
assistance, and that the
closure will not affect its
active pharmaceuticals
ingredients plant in Puer-
to Rico.

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Man admits
indecent
assault
charges

A MAN pleaded guilty yes-
terday to more than 10 charges
of indecent assault against
women.

Sidney Byron Cooper was also
charged ‘with unlawfully carry-
ing arms and resisting arrest.

Cooper, of Amos Ferguson
Street, was arraigned was
before Magistrate William
Campbell.

It was alleged that Cooper
committed the offences on
August 15, 21 and 22.

On the charge of unlawfully
carrying arms, it was alleged
that on Monday, August 21,
while at Bay Street, Cooper was
found in possession of a knife.

It was also alleged that at the
time, Cooper resisted the arrest
of L/C 5041 Comarcho.

Cooper was remanded to Her
Majesty s Prison until Monday.

Two arrested
after drugs
and firearm
discovery.

FREEPORT - Grand
Bahama Police arrested two
Freeport men on Wednesday in
connection with the discovery
of an illegal firearm and drugs.

The men, who are 34 and 27
years old, were apprehended in
the area of Lawrence Close
around 8.15pm by officers of
the Central Detective Unit.
According to reports, officers

’ noticed two men standing near
a parked car.

Police reported finding a
semi-automatic Colt 45 pistol
and six live rounds of .45 ammu-
nition at the scene, along with a
small quantity marijuana.

_ The suspects are expected to
be charged on Friday.

26-year-old
escapes —
harm in|
accident:

A YOUNG man walked
away unscathed from a serious
car crash that occurred at Eight
Mile Rock early Thursday
morning.

Ricardo Sawyer, 26, of West .

End, was driving his Nissan
350Z Sports car around 4.30pm

west on Queens Highway when

the accident occurred.
According to. police, Sawyer

lost control of the vehicle in the '

vicinity of Red Bar in the Han-
na Hill area.

The car reportedly skidded
off the road and crashed into a
utility pole,
destroyed - causing a tempo-
rary power outage in the area.

The vehicle was extensively
damaged.

-which was.

i. Her Majesty's Prison on.
‘November 21, 2003 after

~ Police arrested
| fugitive convict |

@ By ANASTACIA MOREE
Tribune Staff Reporter

POLICE officials are in.

shock after learning that for
the last week, they have
unwittingly: been. holding a

prison fugitive: that was on —

the run for nearly a month.
The man was arrested on

August 10 for unlawfully
‘ carrying arms. According to

police reports, he was found
sleeping near the long wharf
beach area and was alleged-
ly discovered with a pocket

- knife. :

The officers who made
the arrest had: no idea the
man was in fact Adlet Cilice;
a prisoner who escaped
more than three weeks ago.

A nation-wide manhunt
was launched for Cilice after
he walked off a prison work
detail and disappeared.

“Because there was no
identification, or no circula-
tion of his photos, police had
no idea that the man that
they arrested was actually
an escaped ‘prisoner,” said
Chief Superintendent Kirk-
lyn Hutchinson, the officer
in charge of the Central
Division...

Cilice, who is of Haitian
parentage, was admitted to

being convicted in Magis-
trate's Court of passing and
uttering a fraudulent docu-
ment.

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term and was scheduled to be
released on October 13, 2007.

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According to reports, Cilice
was last seen working around
the chaplain's office on the east-
ern side of the prison com-

pound. He was not discovered -
missing until guards were

rounding up inmates shortly
after noon.

The. prison has been criti-
cised for the number of recent
escapes and attempted
escapes, including the January
17 prison break, in which a
prison guard and a convict
were killed. -

During a coroner’s inquest

into the death of prison officer

Dion Bowles, prison guards tes-
tified that the facility was not
adequately prepared for an
escape attempt.

One officer involved in the
effort to foil the January escape

. Said he had never in his 11 years

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Though Cilice’s recent escape

was different from the January ~

break-out, the question of
prison security has once again
been raised.

In April, the prison under-
went security improvements as
a result of the January tragedy.

Since the prison break, new
security measures have been
put in place.

According to prison offi-
cials, the work detail which

Cilice was on when he disap-’

peared has been a part of the

prison system since its incep-

tion and only inmates with no

history of violent behaviour, |

and whose release from
prison is imminent can take
part.

“There is no control over the
thoughts of these inmates, and
there is always one bad apple
that makes it bad for the oth-
ers,” said a prison officer.

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Is govt. policy against human rights?

FACED WITH THE complaint that
illegal immigrants, mainly Haitians, are
putting an unequal strain on our educa-
tional and health care facilities, Immigra-
tion Minister Shane Gibson has decided
that persons on work permits must prove
they can afford private schooling and
health care for their families before they
can bring them to the Bahamas. ©

This immediately divides the.haves from
the have-nots — not that any country is
expected to welcome persons who will
become a burden on its society — but it
does eliminate the much-needed Haitian
workforce from the Bahamas. It also
affects the areas in which they are needed
the most — on the farms, and on land-
scaping and building sites.

Discrimination also rears its ugly head
in this decision. Persons needed for jobs
that most Bahamians now refuse to do,
are generally poor blacks. Those brought
in to hold skilled positions in such organi-
sations as banks, trust companies and oth-
‘er businesses are generally white.

The latter, being in the higher earning

bracket, send their children to private .

schools, have them cared for by private
doctors,and admitted to private hospitals,

either here or abroad. They are no burden.

on society. And so their families remain
intact.

Usually the non-working spouse, gen-
erally the wife, is so bored with a life of
indolence that she joins a social organisa-

tion and makes a contribution to society by ~

donating her own skills.

In every way these families are an asset
to the Bahamas.

’ On the other end of the wage scale, is
the poor Haitian. He is as much needed for
his manual labour as is the banker for his
specialist skills.

However, the Haitian, ‘unlike the skilled
permit holder, cannot afford a private
‘school for his children or a private doctor
for his family. He is, therefore, forced to
use public facilities.

To prevent this, government now pro-

poses to break up this low-income family
unit. This is the very social unit that it is in
the best interest of every society to
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broken home.

In this decision government also comes |

into a head-on collision with Article 16 of
the Declaration of Human Rights, which
declares: “The family is the natural and

‘ fundamental group unit of society and is

entitled to protection by society and the
State.”

- In other words it would be against the
spirit of this international document, to
which the Bahamas is a signatory, to break
up the family unit.

It would be unconscionable to tell a
Haitian that he has to leave his wife
behind, because he is the only one who
holds a permit.

Bahamians now complain about for-
eigners having second homes in the
Bahamas, they will then be complaining —
which they are probably already doing —
about Haitians having second families.
These second families will remain in the
Bahamas when he returns to Haiti to his
first family. In the meantime, the Haitian-
Bahamian community will increase and
multiply. Those half-Haitian children, with
a Bahamian mother, belong here.

However, if he is allowed to have his.

legal family with him, with his wife finding
a job to help him, and his children bagging
groceries in foodstores as they now do,

they too will be able to pay for their .

schooling and contribute to their health
care. And when the work permit holder’s
time is up, the family will return to Haiti as
a single. unit.

If Mr Gibson’s plan is adopted we shall

drift back to the slave plantations where .

“Massa” broke up slave homes for his own
selfish purposes and in total disregard of
the sanctity of marriage.

We believe that the over-burdened
schools and health care facilities will get
almost immediate relief if Mr Gibson
would concentrate on repatriating those
immigrants who have no permits.

This whole. immigration exercise was
calculated to win votes. In the.end it could
mean government’s defeat.as too many

Bahamian families and businesses also are’

being disrupted by government’s arbitrary
immigration decisions. -

The policy of
Bahamianisation

EDITOR, The Tribune.

PLEASE allow me some

space in your: valuable news-
paper to express my point of
view on a topical Bahamian

“issue.

There are those who claim
that in a modern age of grow-
ing globalisation, internation-
alism and multicultural edu-
cation the Bahamianisation
policy is irrelevant. Further, it

is believed that the force of -

international and industrial
conglomerates may prove to
be just too powerful for such
nationalistic pursuit.
However, the government
can still make the Bahamiani-
sation policy an effective mea-
sure for building a better
Bahamas, provided it has the
political interest and courage

- to implement the policy fairly,

completely and consistently.
A balanced approach that
allows for career advancement
for Bahamians, economic
national growth and-reason-
able profits for proprietors
should be an arrangement that
is acceptable by all concerned
parties.

The question is: How are
we to provide prospective jobs
in this small country without

_ some form of protective mech-

anism?.The reality is that
thousands of Bahamian grad-

_ uates from the College of The

Bahamas, Success Training
College, Bahamas Baptist
Community. College, Galilee
College and Omega College
are looking forward to stay-
ing in The Bahamas to work
and to further develop their
careers.

How about the thousands
of Bahamian students abroad
who are excited about com-
ing back home for employ-
ment? In fact, many received

.-schglarships .¢ anthe basis of

national needs and a commit-

ment on their part to come.

back to fulfil such needs. We
should not disappoint gradu-

ates like those who just com- .

pleted their studies at North-
ern Caribbean University.
Also, most of our college
graduates both here and
abroad have to make loan
payments.

How are we to protect our
children’s birthright, if we do
not put in place a measure
that says: The Bahamas is for
Bahamians first. Unfortu-

nately, there are too- many —

“Jacobs” in the land. Arro-
gant, unscrupulous and manip-
ulative foreign employees who
are not prepared to comply
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and policies during their work
permit period until they posi-
tion themselves to qualify for
permanent residence status or
citizenship. Our forefathers
laboured and suffered for cen-
turies to create a Bahamas of
economic opportunities for
their descendants.

While there is a significance.

number of law-abiding and
helpful foreign workers in this
country who are making
tremendous contributions
even on a charitable basis,
there are:still those who are
here taking bread out of the
mouths of hundreds of ambi-
and hardworking

-Bahamians. They know that

it’s better in the Bahamas so

they. try every trick in the |

Labour and making a few
phone calls at the companies
will reveal much shady busi-

mess going one.

We must not only be edu-
cated about our rights and
privileges under the Constitu-
tion, the general laws and
Bahamianisation policy but
also, and perhaps more impor-
tantly we ought to know how
the immigration system works
and make a concerned effort
to support it.

Could you imagine what

opportunities would be

embraced by _ ordinary
Bahamians if they knew just

. how the system works at the

Departments of Immigration .
and Labour? Maybe we all
would find out how easy it is
for foreign persons to take
“we things”.

’ The Bahamianisation-policy
is consistent with that noble
objective of foreign Christian
missions that says the mis-
sionary’s desire is to work

book to stand in the way of pincelf out of a job
our people acquiring the nec- _. ‘
essary training for upward —
mobility in the work place.

K ple PERRY R
A cursory examination of CUNNINGHAM
the job advertisements in the Nadsuut:

local dailies coupled with
checking the Department of

The record of the PLP ~
since coming to power

EDITOR, The Teibune;

August,18, 2006.

_ I WRITE in response to Mr Raynard Rigby Ss press release on
August 21, 2006. It appears that Mr Rigby continues to live in a state
of great delusion. He claims that since talking to Bahamians he is
satisfied that the PLP will be returned to power. Well, I don’t
know which Bahamians Mr Rigby has come in contact with but the
record of the PLP since coming into power in 2002 is deplorable.
This is a Government that in less than five years has managed to:

1. Have more scandals in two years than the FNM had in 10.

2. Severely strains the relationship between the USA (our bread :
and butter) and The Bahamas. “™ SoS

3. Despite claiming anti-foreign policy“and being : a Gascmnmnent
for Bahamians, are now boasting of all the land they have given
away to foreigners.

4. They claimed before 2002 that they would be a Government to
consult the Bahamian people. Yet without any consultation at all,
have opened‘an Embassy in Cuba, voted in favour of Cuba and
implemented a National Health Insurance to deduct monies from
Bahamians’ salaries.

5. Have yet to explain what happened to the millions of dollars
donated to NEMA.

6. Have industrial unrest with just about every union in this
country and have to call a bishop to handle it for them.

7. Try to silence a journalist because his views differ from the
PLP.

Perhaps Mr Rigby should try to read the writing on the wall him-
self instead of his “dear diary” entries of how he sees it. You are
right about one thing, Mr Rigby, and that is those who live in
glass houses should not throw stones. So I suggest the PLP put down
their stones and try and concentrate on becoming a Government
that has actually accomplished something before your five years are

up.
MARSHA KNOWLES

Nassau,
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ACTIVIST Martha Beat-
riz Roque has an unusual
request for the Cuban gov-
ernment: stop the harassment
or send her back to jail,
according to Associated Press.

The former political pris-
oner, who has opposed Fidel
Castro for 17 years, says she
can no longer endure the
threats and insults by govern-

-ment supporters, who yell at
‘her when she walks down the

street, slip menacing notes
under her door and last week-
end banged a pistol against

- her window in the middle of
_ the night.

“This life has become just
about impossible,” Roque,
one of Cuba’s most high-pro-
file dissidents, told The Asso-
ciated Press in her small

‘Havana apartment Tuesday.

“I would rather be behind
bars than dealing with this
constant harassment.”

Roque, an economist, was
the lone woman among 75
people imprisoned in the
spring of 2003 under a gov-
ernment crackdown on dis-
sent. Given a 20-year sen-
tence, she was released on
parole for health reasons in
July 2004.

In May 2005, she organized
an unprecedented gathering
of more than 200 dissidents

_ to discuss promotion of a

Western-style democracy. in
Cuba.

Roque said pressure has
been building since July 2005,
when Castro lashed out at
opponents in his annual rebel-
lion day speech, calling them
“traitors” and “mercenaries”
paid by the U.S. government.

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HIV/AIDS-free region,” the
centre said in a statement.

The social stigma surrounding —

sex in the Bahamas is a signifi-
cant barrier in the process of
decreasing teenage pregnancy
and the spread of STDs including
HIV/AIDS, according to experts.

At the moment, more than
two per cent of the adult popu-
lation is currently living with
HIV, according to the Interna-
tional AIDS Conference 2006.

This, some young Bahamians
say, can partly be traced toa
denial of the sexual activity of
the youth by Bahamian society.

Walking into a supermarket,
drugstore, or even a gas station
in order to purchase condoms is



possibly the hardest task to per-
form in the process of sexual
intercourse — and the step many

youths say they aré likely to

skip because attitudes to sex
make this act embarrassing.
Purchasing condoms is a
stressful endeavor, and is made
even more so by the location of
the items in the store. Instead of
being greeted with locked cabi-
nets and glares from other shop-

pers, the customer should be -

commended for their decision
to be safe, said one teen who
spoke to The Tribune.

The project is being conduct-
ed with Population Services
International, one of the most
established social marketing
organisations in the world.

PSI Caribbean, through the
Bahamas Ministry of Health,
will use its distribution network
to introduce condoms to busi-
nesses in a way that will allow
persons to readily access them.

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already provide facilitating envi-

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barber shops, hair salons, gas
stations, bars, trendy clothing
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CAN priest who ministered
to the Haitian and Bahami-
an Catholic communities in
New Providence in the 1960s
has became the first Haitian
bishop appointed to the
Catholic Church in the Unit-
ed States.

Auxiliary Bishop Guy
Sansaricq, 71, was elevated
to his position in the Dio-
cese of Brooklyn in a cere-
mony on Tuesday.

Ordained in 1960 in Port-
au-Prince, the young Father
Sansaricq became a chaplain
to Haitian refugees in Nas-
sau from 1963-1968.

His arrival coincided with
the ordination of Charles
Coakley, who served as the
first Bahamian Catholic

Diocesan Priest during that °

period.
According to the Rock-

‘land Journal News, Guy

Sansaricq has set a number
of precedents. In addition to
being the. first Haitian-
American bishop in the US
Catholic Church, he was
also the first black bishop in
the Diocese of Brooklyn. —

Report

The report quoted the
reaction of several persons
in his diocese, which encom-
passes the boroughs of
Brooklyn and Queens.

“Everybody’s elated,” said
Jocelyn McCalla, executive
director of the National
Coalition for Haitian Rights,
a New York City-based
human rights organisation.

“T mean, its a major event |

for the Haitian community
in New York.”

“T’ve known him for sev-
eral years and he has always
been a:remarkable servant
of the people of Haiti,”
McCalla said of Sansaricq.
“That’s where his: heart.is,
that’s where his heart lies,
and he has done everything
to make sure that the com-

-munity continues to grow.”

Local Haitians like Jean

‘Nicolas — a parishioner at

St Joseph’s — were excited
about the development.

“T think it’s a great thing,”
said Nicolas, a Nanuet resi-
dent who was born in Haiti

’ and came to America in the

1960s, “especially for the
Haitian community around
here.”

Even though Bert Jean-

‘ Louis. is not Catholic, the

Haitian-born man was
proud of Sansaricq.
“Its a great honour to

Haitian bishop in US



“ve known him
for several years
and he has always
been a remarkable
servant of the
people of Haiti.
That’s where his
heart is, that’s

where his heart

lies, and he has
done everything to
make sure that
the community
continues to

grow.”

Jocelyn McCalla,
executive director



of the National ©

Coalition for
Haitian Rights

have him promoted to a
bishop,” he said.
just that he’s a black man,
he’s also a Haitian man and
that’s a first for us... He
makes us, all Haitians, ae
proud.”
The report continued:

“The 2000 census count-

ed 11,000 Haitians in Rock-
land, although community
advocates said that estimate
was low. Approximately

3,711 Haitians were count- .

ed in Westchester County.

Degrees

“Guy Sansaricq studied in
Haiti and later at St Paul
Pontifical Seminary in
Ottawa,:Canada, where ‘he
received master’s degrees in

“Its not,

philéséphy and'thedlogy. He ”

also studied at the Gregori-

an University in Rome,
receiving another master’s
degree in 1971.

“Before he came to the

_United States in the early

1970s, Guy Sansaricq min- .

istered to people in the
Bahamas.

“He was parochial vicar of
Sacred Heart parish in.Cam-
bria Heights, NY, before
moving on to become pas-
tor of St Jerome’s Church,
a Flatbush congregation that
has a large Creole-speaking
population.

Sansaricq is known as an
immigrant advocate. He co-
founded Haitian Americans
United for Progress, a ser-
vice apency,”


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US “Avabasdailor John Rood (right) presented three ‘ohoslchaira t to. The Bahamas National

Council for Disability yesterday, as part of a grant the Council received from the Kirby Simon
Trust. Miss Jones (left) — a disabled member of the council — was delighted with her new

wheelchair and thanked the ambassador.

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Tour operators still
seeking answers

@ By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter

MARITIME operators con-
tinue to request answers from
the government on the planned
Kerzner development at Athol
Island, without success.

Almost two months after a
‘group of operators met with

-.government officials and the
Bahamas Environmental, Sci-
ence and Technology (BEST)
Commission representatives to
discuss their environmental con-
cerns regarding the proposed
golf course, there still has been
no response from authorities,

- the maritime operators said yes-
terday in a press release.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Minister Financial
Services and Investments Vin-
cent Peet said that although he
could not comment in full on
the issue — as he was out of the

. country at the time — he is con-






‘fident that the BEST Commis-

sion would be willing to share

- its completed report with the

maritime operators.

He also suggested that the
group contact Minister of Ener-
gy and Environment Dr Mar-
cus Bethel for further assis-
tance.

In an earlier press statement,
the group of operators said that
Dr Bethel’s permanent secre-
tary Camille Johnson had
informed them that according
to government policy, they
would not be allowed access to

: the final Environmental Impact

Assessment (EIA) report.

‘Up until press time last night,
The Tribune was unable to con-
tact Dr Bethel.

In a new press release, the
group once again demanded to
know the government’s posi-
tion as it regards protecting the

coral reef area and the marine
life.

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“We all agree progress is
good. But, our government
should remember there has to
be balance in our progress. To

destroy ‘marine environment

and cut the throats of their own
Bahamian ‘business people to
satisfy a foreign investor request
for more land is deplorable and
unacceptable,” the group said.

‘According to environmental-
ist and director of Re-Earth
Sam Duncombe, the proposed

“golf course on Athol Island will
increase the land mass by 35

acres and erase a part of
Bahamian history in the
process.

When the marine reef was
declared a protected marine
reef in 1892, Athol Island made
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marine sanctuary in the world.

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Daily emails were. sent
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VENITO Bain with Simba

Mr Brown added up all the bills
and realised Simba will have
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BHS executive director Kevin
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extremely lucky, although very .

expensive, little Royal) Bahami-
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“She will be living in central
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 9







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Should abortion

be made legal in
the Bahamas?

lm By ONAN BRIDGEWATER

RECENT allegations of drugs
being administered by some
local doctors to induce abor-
tions has sparked concern
among health officials.

Earlier this week the Ministry
of Health confirmed that an
investigation has been launched.

“We have been investigating
this for some time,” said Dr
Baldwin Carey, director of pub-
lic health. “We are still investi-
gating it and really, in effect,
our problem is that we have no
direct proof that the physicians
concerned are attempting to do
abortions.”

The Tribune took to the

streets yesterday to ask the local |

public their views on abortion
in the Bahamas.
Most of those interviewed
believed abortions could be
accepted in “critical situations”
— such as a woman terminating a
pregnancy after being raped.

Most of those interviewed
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edge which doctors to visit to
perform such procedures.

On the other hand some per-
sons voiced their disapproval of
abortions and called on the
church and government to rec-
tify the problem.

“J think that it’s wrong, but in
critical situations like a woman
terminating a pregnancy after
being raped, I would agree it,”
said Anthony Pinder. “I am very

_ aware that it is illegal, but there

are many things that are illegal
that we treat. as if they were
legal. I also know that there are
lots of risks involved and if the
procedure isn’t done properly, it

‘could place the woman’s life in

jeopardy.”
Jonathan Roach said: “Tsee
it as a sin, it’s like committing

-a murder. It’s.not in our cul-



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ture to do such things. I
believe it is something we
picked up from outside influ-
ences.” He continued: “The
weight of finding a solution
falls more on our religious
leaders. The government can
play a roll in prosecuting the
doctors if what they are doing
is illegal, but it would be up to
the church to teach the peo-
ple right from wrong.”

Health officials believe that

‘the drug Cytotec, used to treat

ulcers, is being used by some

‘local doctors in attempts to facil-

itate abortions. “We are moni-
toring who gets Cytotec and
who uses it.” said Dr Carey.
Talking about the improper use
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an incomplete abortion, the
patient usually ends up with
heavy bleeding and winds up
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Melinda M said: “It some-
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a single mother would be faced
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enough to help effectively and
the single mother may be pres-
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she already has one or two chil-
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added: “It’s how you look at it —
in some cases the parent may
have-no choice but to do so. It is

‘common knowledge — which

doctors to visit to perform such
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“There are lots of risks
involved and if the procedure
isn’t done properly, it could
place the woman’s life in
jeopardy.”

of life in the home,” said
Wellington Rahming. “These
doctors who are performing the
abortions are-just into making a
quick dollar, they don’t have the
person’s best interest in mind.”

Mr Rahming suggested that |

religious leaders should talk
more about such issues in
church to help educate the
people on right from wrong.
He added: “The law should be
enforced when persons step
out of line. The doctors should
be suspended from the prac-
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OB SUMMARY

To perform audits and other engagement. or duties for the Fatettal Audit
Department, thereby assisting the Company to achieve its objectives.
To plan, organize, conduct, and formally report on a scheduled
engagement in accordance with Internal Audit’s methodology as well
‘as the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and
the general standards for Information Systems Auditing. Provide
independent and objective appraisal of activities to ascertain the adequacy
of systems and controls.

Confidentiality under any and all circumstances: is mandatory.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AN D RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Direct and perform independent reviews and evaluations of the
Company’s operations and activities. »

2. Contribute to a number of internal audit reports of varying
complexity annually. Reports average 8-12 pages in length and
usually support numerous recommendations. Recommendations
are thoroughly researched and discussed with responsible
managers. Recommendations are not necessarily bound by
existing policy, and should affect controls, efficiencies and savings
on all operational areas.

.3. Exercise discretion in the review of records to ensure
confidentiality of all matters that comes to the auditor’s attention.

4. Facilitate Internal Audit’s administration function including
presenting bi-weekly timesheets, weekly status reports, responding
to and issuing correspondence to external parties through Internal
Audit Department’s Management, presenting reports and
promoting the Internal Audit Function, etc.

5. For all audit engagements.

¢ Perform or assist in the performance of preliminary research
for assigned audits in accordance with the Internal Auditing
methodology, including conduction interviews with
operational managers, supervisors, and staff member; flow
charting audit operational procedures and conducting risk
assessments.
Determine or assist in the determination of appropriate audit
approaches, scope and tools for assigned audits.
Perform test of controls using appropriate audit tools and
techniques
Compile findings in a clear and concise manner in accordance
with the internal audit guidelines and format;
Confer with management, consult reference materials and
other sources, and use knowledge and experience to devise
practical remedies for deficiencies noted and make
recommendations for corrective actions;

- Document and compile audit evidence and working papers
in accordance with Internal Audit methodology and standards,
and present the same for review;

Other duties and tasks as required by Unit Manager or Senior
Manager.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

. . * .
1. Bachelor’s degree and four years related experience in a
telecommunications industry is desirable;

2. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
with all levels of staff;

3. Must be able to manage time effectively.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must have at least one of the following certifications: CCNA, CISSP,
CIA

All applications are to be received at BTC’s Head Office, 21 John F.
Kennedy Drive, no later than AUGUST 25, 2006_and addressed as
follows:

VICE PRESIDENT
HUMAN RESOURCES, TRAINING & SAFETY
THE BAHAMAS TELECOMMUNICATIONS CO. LTD.
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS

RE: SENIOR ASSOCIATE, NETWORK OPERATIONS
IT /AUDIT DEPARTMENT


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MONDAY



@ HEALTH

Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform.
the public of its meeting times and places:
' New Providence Community Centre:
Mondays -

6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays - 7:30pm
to 8:30pm

Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic sup-
port group meets the first Monday of each
month at 6:30pm at New Providence Com-
munity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is
provided and free blood sugar, blood
pressure and cholesterol testing is avail-
able. For more info call 702.4646 or .
327.2878

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets
the third Monday every month, 6pm @
Doctors Hospital conference room. 3

@ CIVIC CLUBS

Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the
British Colonial Hilton Monday’s at 7pm
e Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @
Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach ©
Club 3596 meets

at the British Colonial Hilton Mondays at
7pm. ;

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

TUESDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS &
RESTAURANTS

10.10.2.20. @ Club Nirvana: Tuesday
nights at Club Nirvana, Elizabeth
Avenue, have been dubbed 10.10.2.20.

' Every tenth female patron is allowed into
the club absolutely free and is given a
complimentary glass of Carlo Rossi. Tues-
day nights also include the Carlo Rossi's
Hot Body Competition. Hosted by Daddi
Renzi and music provided by DJ Ai from
100 Jamz. Master Chef Devito Bodie pro-
vides scrumptious appetizers.

@ HEALTH

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

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being
held 6:30pm Tuesdays at Nassau GymNas-
tics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles
Dr). Doctor approval is required. Call .
364.8423 to register for more info.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence
meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the
-Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury
Park.

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets

every third Tuesday at SuperClubs

Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We

‘ invite all community minded persons to
attend.

Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday,
7:30pm @ C C Sweeting Senior School's
Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss
Road e Club Cqusteau 7343 meets Tues-
days at 7:30pm in the Chickcharney Hotel,
Fresh Creek, Central Andros ¢ Club 7178
meets each Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer









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Society of the
Bahamas, 3rd Terrace, Centreville.’

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

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

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every
first Tuesday, 6:30pm at the British Colo-

nial Hilton. Please call 502.4842/377.4589
for more info:

WEDNESDAY

& PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters

- Sports Bar every Wednesday 5pm-8pm.

Free appetizers and numerous drink spe-
cials. ;

B HEALTH

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

@ CIVIC CLUBS

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

TM Club 753494 meets every Wednesday,

6pm-8pm in the Solomon’s Building, East-

’ West Highway. TM Club 2437 meets the

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at
C C Sweeting Senior High School, Oakes
Field. ;

International Training in Communication,
Essence Club #3173 holds its bi-monthly
meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month at Doctor's Hospital Confer-
ence ~

Room.

Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Colum-

bus meets the second and fourth Wednes- ~

day of the. month, 8pm @ St Augustine’s
Monestary.

THURSDAY
MHEALTH ©

Free public health lectures featuring dis-
tinguished physicians are held at Doctors
Hospital every third Thursday of the
month at 6pm in the Doctors Hospital
Conference Room. Free’screenings
between 5pm & 6pm. For more informa- .
tion call 302-4603. x z

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

Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being









held 6:30pm Thursdays at Nassau Gym-
Nastics Seagrapes location (off Prince |
Charles Dr). Doctor approval is required.
Call 364.8423 to register or for more info.

REACH - Resources & Education for
Autism and related Challenges meets
from 7pm — 9pm the second Thursday of
each month in the

cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill
Road. ees

@ CIVIC CLUBS

The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a
breakfast meeting.every Thursday morn-
ing at 7am at the British Colonial Hilton
Hotel. (Fellowship begins at 6:45am)

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first,

second and third Thursday at the Ministry
of Health & Environment building on
Meeting Street commencing at 7:30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @
SuperClubs Breezes.

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

The recently established National Insur-

ance Baord Retiree Association .
(NIBRA), meets every fourth Thursday i
the month, in the National Insurance
Board’s (NIB) training room, Wulf Road
office complex, at 6pm. All retirees are
welcome.

@ THEATRE

For this weekend only, Thursday, August

17 to Saturday, August 19, Track Road

Theatre will present ‘Da Market Fire’,

’ written by Emille Hunt and directed by

- Deon Simms, at the Dundas Centre at
8pm.



FRIDAY



@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

' Cafe. Europa on Charlotte Street North,

kicks off every Friday night with Happy
Hour... special drinks, live music/DJ from
6pm to 9pm and Nassau’s.first European
Night Restaurant - Open Friday night till
Saturday morning 5am, serving hot
food/and take out - music, drinks and an
English breakfast. Cafe Europa..:the per-
fect place to spend your night out till the
morning. © ,

= HEALTH

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

Sacre
7pm New Providence Community
Fridays @ 7pm to 8pm.

m@ CIVIC CLUBS
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm @



Please Drink



Bahamas Baptist Community College Rm
A19, Jean St.

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





SATURDAY
= HEALTH ©

‘Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform

the public of its meeting times and places:
The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Satur-
day mornings - 10am to 1lam.

Bahamas Diabetic Association meets

‘ every third Saturday, 2:30pm (except

August and December) @ the Nursing
School, Grosvenor Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital - CPR and First Aid -
classes are offered every third Saturday of
the month from 9am-1pm. Contact a Doc-
tors Hospital Community Training Repre-
sentative at 302.4732 for more informa-
tion.and learn to save a life today.

@ CIVIC CLUBS

JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR
Cycling are pleased to offer a cycling clin-
ic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free
clinic will be held every Saturday in an
effort to encourage kids to cycle. Parents
interested in registering their children
should contact organisers at
jarcycling@gmail.com

AGLOW International Northern
Caribbean Area Bahamas, Nassau West
Aglow
Anniversary Thanksgiving Meeting
When: Saturday August 26, 2006 9am to
12 noon :

. Where: Superclubs Breezes Hotel, Cable

Beach i

Speaker: Minister Jacquelyn Dean of
Evangelistic Temple, Anointed women of
God, president of Aglow International,
Northern Caribbean area board New
Providence Bahamas.



SUNDAY

@ PARTIES, NIGHTCLUBS
& RESTAURANTS

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

@ HEALTH

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

_ UPCOMING



@ EVENT

3rd Annual DJ Awards under the theme
“Vision of Unity”. Categories: Best Female
Radio Personality, Best Male Radio Per-
sonality, Best Radio Talk Show, Best
Bahamian Mix Show, Best Radio DJ, DJ
of the Year and many more
e The public is allowed to vote online @
www.dafuture.net or at selected outdoor
events.

Send all your civic and social events to
The Tribune via fax: 328.2398

or e-mail: ydeleveaux@
tribunemedia.net/

Responsibly






THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 11






FROM page one

tropical storm conditions late
Saturday.

Reconnaissance aircraft last
night determined that the sys-
tem’s wind strengths were at
“borderline tropical storm lev-
els.”

“Weather conditions are
favourable for this becoming a
tropical storm in the next few
hours,” Mr Dean said yester-
day:

Meteorologists from the US-
based Accu Weather, however,
pointed out that there are still
maniy factors which could pre-
vent this system from develop-
ing into a storm.

“Right now we still have a
lot of hindering factors, there’s
a lot of dry air and some

‘New weather system

African dust. Also once it hits
the eastern Caribbean, there
are some cool water pockets
that could slow it down.
“However, there is definitely
the possibility of this reaching
storm strength by the late
weekend”, an AccuWeather
forecaster told The Tribune.
The forecaster further said
that if the system travels on the
track currently projected, the
Bahamas would only experi-
ence “some rain, some mois-
ture and gusty winds.”
“There’s a high pressure
ridge pushing down into the
southeastern United States and
as long as that ridge holds the
system should follow a path
that brings it close to Jamaica

polls NEWS

and ultimately into the north-
western Gulf,” the forecaster
said.

Should this high pressure
ridge weaken, he.added, the
Bahamas could experience
more severe weather condi-
tions.

This season has so far pro-
duced only three other storms —
Alberto, Beryl and Chris. There
have been no hurricanes. Last
year this time nine storms had
already been formed.

Experts at the National Hur-
ricane Centre in Miami are pro-
jecting a total of 12 to 15 named
storms this year, of which seven
to nine will intensify to hurri-
canes, including three or four
becoming major hurricanes.

PM calls for immediate changes

officials. There is a commitment to, in a pro-
‘gressive and timely fashion, address the condi-
tions of service, to'address the living conditions

F ROM page one

Getsaseit and I hope that we are able to inte-
grate into urban renewal so that we may form the
basis of the tracking and support system.”

Mr Christie also noted that after meeting with
the prison officers staff association, it was con-
firmed that there were matters that could be
easily addressed pertaining to the conditions of

the'service of officers.

“When I met with the staff association, they
confirmed what the ministry and the Superin-
tendent of the prison had advised me, that there
were matters that could be easily ‘addressed
affecting the condition of service of officers at
the-prison,” he said. He noted that a promotion
exercise has not taken place since 2001 and that
this and other matters affecting one class of
prison officers whose promotions ought to have
taken place will soon be addressed.

“We have major work to do in this prison that
aliget your ern conditions,” he told prison

FROM page one

i was alleged that the depart-
ment suffered from poor man-
agement, bad organisational
skills and mistreatment of
patients. It was also claimed that
some' patients were forced to
wait as long as six months to be
examined or receive an ulta-
sound. ,

When one of this newspaper’s
reporters called PMH to con-
firm reports made against the
hospital by presenting herself

“as a patient, she was told that -

shé would have to, wait until
December or January next year

to have an ultr asound exami; ,



nation.

A PMH executive, contacted |
for response, refused to com- «

ment on the matter.

The Public Hospitals Author-
ity claimed yesterday that it had
no record of an inquiry by The
Tribune into this matter, but
nevertheless welcomed the
opportunity of public debate to

share its major immediate and +

long term initiatives to advance
the services and infrastructure
of the nation’s public health
care facilities in general and the
Radiology Department at the
Princess Margaret Hospital in
particular.

“The. Public Hospitals
Authority welcomes any oppor-

tunity to discuss the ongoing -

improvement in the delivery of
quality health care that is the
standard in hospitals, but rejects
unfair and overblown criticism
by. faceless individuals.

“There is always room for
improvement in the PHA’s mis-
sion to provide quality health
care for all; and plans now in
. place for the Radiology Depart-
ment will provide a significant
leap forward in this ever ongo-
ing quest,” it said.

In July of this year, the Pub-
lic Hospitals Authority signed a
contract for the expansion of
the Radiology Department,
which will vastly improve those
facilities and the experience of
the patient.

The new and renovated con-
struction will double the capac-
ity of rooms available for ultra
sound procedures, add more
on-call doctors’ facilities and
expand reception, patient wait-
“ing areas and provide other
extended amenities for patients
and staff.

As a result of the, national
budget allocations approved in
July of this year, funds have
been allocated to upgrade the
physical plant of the Princess

said.

and to address the working conditions,” he

Mr Christie also said that-a new approach to

the administration at the prison will soon be

- legislated in the form of a new Correction’s Bill,

which he said will bring a “modern application of
prison administration to the prison service.”

Prison Superintendent Dr Elliston Rahming

said.

Renovations

Margaret Hospital along with

equal attention placed on the
need for acquiring additional
equipment and qualified staff
for selected areas, including the
Radiology Department.

In specific terms of patient
care at the Radiology Depart-
ment, currently there is a delay
brought on by an almost 50 per
cent increase in demand since
1994.

Because of this increase,
detailed in the attached graph,
the capacity of the Radiology
Department is now oversub-

scribed. However, there is spe-

cial provision for emergency
scans, ultra sound proceéMlures
and mammograms each week

so that timely patient/doctor

decisions are not compromised.

The plans to double the
capacity of the Radiology
Department, particularly for
ultra sound procedures, have
been well underway in response
to this significant rise in patient
demand for radiological services

‘and are now coming to fruition

as the Princess Margaret Hos-
pital consistently seeks to

improve the quality and time:

sensitivity of its patient care.
The Public Hospitals Author-
ity said that it had every confi-
dence in the management. and
services of the Radiology

‘Department at the Princess

Margaret Hospital, which has
performed admirably under an
ever-increasing workload.

In particular, it said, the
Bahamian public has been well-

served over many years by high-.

ly dedicated foreign doctors and
other health professionals,
working in concert with
Bahamians and without whom
this country’s health system
could not function at appropri-
ate levels in New Providence or
in the Family Islands.

“At the same time, the train-
ing of additional Bahamian doc-
tors in radiology and Bahamian
radiographers is.a priority of
the Government and the
Authority. The PHA has plans

and budgetary allocations now:

in place for the employment of

two additional Radiologists and .

six additional Radiographers
(technicians) as well as other
support staff for the Radiology

Department at PMH. Begin-

ning in September, 2006, fifteen
Radiographers and Radiologists
will undergo special training in
CAT imaging at cost of
$56,585,” the PHA said.

said that the Prime Minister’s visit came as a
result of an invitation he had extended to him
several months ago.

“Several months ago [asked the Prime Min-
ister to visit the prison to which he replied, ‘Just
invite me’. “Upon his assumption of the duties
of acting minister of National Security this
month, I wrote him a formal letter of invitation

-on August 8 inviting him to come and see first
hand the challenges and accomplishments
that define Her Majesty’s Prisons, ” Dr Rahming

y

FROM page one

company.
The company was further
criticised for the recent adjust-
ments and hikes in business
license fees in the last year.
A town meeting on the top-
ic “GBPA in Transition” was
held on Tuesday evening at
the Foster B Pestaina Hall at
Christ the King Church.

Dr Coakley was among four’

panellists at the meeting. PLP

Senator Philip Galanis, and

Attorneys Fred Smith and
Maurice Glinton also made
presentations.

No representatives from the

Port Authority were present '

at the meeting.

During his presentation, Dr
Coakley demanded that the
Port Authority inform busi-
ness licensees of its vision and
plan for Freeport.

“The GBPA is obviously in
trouble, and as businessper-
sons and licensees this trou-
bles us greatly,” he said.

“The signal it sends to
potential investors — Bahami-
an and non-Bahamians. alike
+—is not a good one. In fact, it
is very negative.” —

Dr Coakley said that since
the death of chairman Edward
St Géorge there has been all
sorts of policy changes, which
have significantly impacted
how Bahamian businesses
operate in Freeport.

He noted that a policy initi-
ated by Mr St George that
gave an automatic 50 per cent
discount to Bahamians who
paid their license fees within

the confined period before,

expiry, has been terminated.
Another recent decision by
the-Port Authority, he said, is

that Bahamians can no longer

Chamber of Commerce



president calls for inquiry
into Port Authority

buy commercial land in
Freeport.

According to Dr Coakley,
Bahamiaiis can now only lease

commercial property for 20 |

years in the first instance,
‘He questioned whether this
is also the case with non-
Bahamian’s wishing to pur-
chase commercial property.
“T believe most of us would

have to admit that Edward St

George demonstrated a seri-
ous interest in Grand
Bahama. Edward St George
encouraged Bahamians to buy
land and invest in Freeport.

“From what I can see, there
is no shortage of commercial
property in Freeport, so why
is there an obvious attempt to
keep Bahamians from buying
a piece of the land that God
give them?”

Dr Coakley also believes
that the recent arbitrary
increases of licence fees with-
out advice or consultation

‘with licensees, particularly at

atime when the Freeport
economy is at its worst, was
inappropriate.

“Our members at the
Chamber of Commerce are
very concerned that they have
to pay hefty fees to the GBPA
for‘the privilege of operating

in Freeport. We have come to *

feel that they derive almost
no legal protection and bene-

fits over its counterparts who’

operate in other parts of
Grand Bahama,” he said.
He said that business

licensees in Freeport have

formed themselves into a
licensee council with plans to
form a licensee association.

Dr Coakley is pleased that
Bahamians in. Freeport are
finally openly questioning the
role of the GBPA and how it
impacts their continued sur-
vival and that of their fami-
lies.

“As licensees we want to
know the vision and plan for
Freeport. We feel that we
have the right.to know. And
we call upon the GBPA to
make those plans known to
its licensees without delay.

“We also call upon govern-

ment to hold the GBPA
accountable to its commit-
ment under the Hawksbill
Creek Agreement. The gov-
ernment of Bahamas must
champion the rights of
Bahamians in this town, and
to my mind, the HCA or any
other. agreement should not
stand in the way of that,” he
said.
' “Freeport is an wonderful
place to live, but it is very
expensive and no one seems
to care about the small
man.

“We (at the chamber) j join
with fellow panellists of the
cost and accounting of what
has happened at the Port
Authority, and I go further
and call on government to

_institute without delay a com-

mission of inquiry to deter-
mine exactly what has
happened i in our midst,” he

‘said.










































































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Giving South Africa a taste of th Bahamas

The Bahamas
National Youth
Choir toured
South Africa from
August 4 to 16,
showing the |
South African
people a little of
their culture in
music, song and |
dance, while
getting
the chance to
experience some
of the South
African hospitality
and culture. The

_ choir visited

~ gchools, concert
halls and famous
sites and in
Pretoria, Durban
and Swaziland.

SOME traditional Afridan food being prepared on the way to
Durban from Pretoria



Bi THE choir
performing

a concert in
Swaziland

i AFRICAN
Women’s Day
in Durban








Oven Baked
Brownie Squares

Large pizza purchase

6 locations

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Miami Herald Business, Stocks, Analysis, Wall Street

PUT TTT:

— Sale of Nassau resorts
likely ‘ in 10 to 15 days’ |

@ By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter

THE SALE of the Paradise Island Har-
bour Resort and Nassau Palm Resort is
expected to be completed within the next
10 to 15 days, the Bahamian attorney repre-
senting the prospective future owners said
yesterday.

Valentine Grimes said a sale of both prop-
erties had been pending for the past several

months, and his.client, who he described as
a “well-known US hotelier”, would be pur- ~
’. chasing both resorts.

He said his client and his family, who he
declined.to name, have a “significant number
of-investments” throughout the world,
although this will be there first time investing
in the Bahamas.

The purchasing family is also planning

another investment in the Bahamas, although.

Mr Grimes would not say what that inivest-
“ment was.
Mr Grimes said he expected the sale of
_ both resorts to be consummated ‘
order within the next 10 to 15 days”.
On Monday, Prime Minister. Perry Christie

hinted that a sale of both properties was -

imminent, telling The Tribune that he would

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‘in short |

Bahamian attorney says ‘well- known

US hotelier’ looking to acquire
Paradise Island Harbour Resort
and Nassau Palm Hotel —



be making “an interesting decision” regard-
ing the approval of three projects which were
all in some way connected to Lehman Broth-
ers’ private equity arm.

Mr Christie said his decision would be
based in large part on a successful conclusion
of the sale of the Royal Oasis property on
Grand Bahama.

Lehman Brothers and Driftwood Hospi-

tality Management are the combination still
in charge at the two New Providence- based

properties, the Paradise Island Harbour

Resort and Nassau Palm Hotel, and the
Prime Minister’s comments fuelled specula-
tion they were seeking to exit these two hotel

properties.

In all three cases, the private equity arm

of Lehman Brothers, the New York-head-
quartered investment bank, provided the
financing for the resorts, while Florida-
based Driftwood Hospitality Management
acted as the management/oeprating part-
ner.

Two of the projects Mr Christie feferred: to

’ involve the sale of resorts, while another

involves Lehman Brothers participating in
the financing of an investment in another
resort.

SEE page 4B

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Attorney voices concern over project incentives

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL -

Tribune Business Editor .

MANY Family Island devel-

opment projects are private res-

idential communities that incor-
porate a small, boutique hotel
_ to enable the developers to claim
all the investment incentives

..under:the-Hotel;Encouragement..

Act, a Bahamian attorney is
arguing.
Fred Smith, the outspoken

. . attorney who is representing the

Save Guana Cay Reef Associa-
tion in its fight against the $175

million Baker’s Bay Golf & -

‘Ocean Club project, told The
Tribune he believed that the
-grdnting of full Hotel Encour-
agement Act incentives to such
developments went against the
legislation’s design.

As a result, Mr Smith claimed |

that “very few taxes are being

‘searned” from such develop-.

ments, with the amount of

investment incentives granted _

out of proportion to these pro-
jects: economic impact.

A number of Family Island
tourism-related projects are tak-
ing on the appearance of high-
end residential communities and
private members’ clubs, as
opposed to pure resort develop-
ments.

Among projects with these
characteristics are the proposed

.$500..million..project for, Royal...

Island, off the coast of North
Eleuthera, and other projects
scheduled for that island, plus
the Baker’s Bay project on Great

» Guana Cay.

The Environmental Manage-
ment Plan (EMP) for the.Bak-
er’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club
describes the project as contain-
ing about 400 residential units,
including ocean-front sites, golf
villas-and marina village homes.

It further desctibes the pro-
ject as a “a highly-amenitised
equity club with 400 members”,

and.the development also .
_ includes plans for 75 villa-style

rooms available for rental.
Mr Smith was responding to

a Tribune article in which Dis-

oer Rulings make
- appeal avenues clearer"

a By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business Reporter

A TRADE union leader yes-

'* terday expressed surprise that

the Bahamas Employers Con-
‘federation (BECon) felt the
recent decision by the Court of
Appeal to allow employees to

pursue damages for wrongful -

dismissal at common law did not

clarify confusion which existed

over the Employment Act.
Obie Ferguson, the Trades

~ Union Congress (TUC) presi-

dent, who was also the attorney
that won the two separate

appeals for his clients, told The —

. Tribune the rulings did not
-- introduce anything new. He felt
BECon was aware.of this, as
the organisation was part of ‘the
- consultation process that devel-
oped the Employment Act.

Mr Ferguson said the Court
of Appeal’s rulings give unions,

employees and employers a —

. detailed understanding of exact-
ly what rights a dismissed work-

er will receive. He said the

rights were always in the Act
-and complementaty common

law, but perhaps were now
more clear. .

Mr Ferguson said the rulings ,
showed dismissed employees
had the opportunity to pursue
the avenue of appeal that would
give them the highest financial
compensation.

The Court of Appeal has
ruled in two separate cases that
the Employment Act 2001: did |
not seek to codify “the law of
employment relations”, and that
employees can still pursue dam-
ages for alleged wrongful dis-
missal through common law
actions.

Twice within two weeks, the
Court of Appeal overturned

judgments by Supreme Court

SEE page 5B

Minister unveils plan

for sportsfishing curbs

lm By CARA BRENNEN
Tribune Business-Reporter

AGRICULTURE and Fish-
eries Minister Leslie Miller has
- announced plans to crack down
on the size of sportsfishing
catches in an effort to protect
the revenue of Bahamian fish-
ermen and sustain local marine
resources.
He said an immediate amend-
ment to the law was necessary
to ensure Bahamian fisherman

Y

were able to provide for their
families

Mr Miller expanded on some
of the changes his ministry plans
to make during a speech to
Rotarians this week, saying he
hoped the initiatives would
decrease the hostility now fes-
tering between Bahamian fish-
ermen and foreign sportsfishers.

“Currently, the industry con-
tributes some 3 per cent of the

SEE page 6B

covery Land Company, the San
Francisco-headquartered devel-
opers of Baker’s Bay, accused
the Association of sending -sig-
nals to other potential investors
that were “dangerous and
potentially very harmful to the
Bahamas’ economy and. repu-
tation” through its actions.
-The company, said:
group is likely unaware that
they are signalling to onlook-
ers that the Bahamas can be
hostile to investors, who can

- find- themselves with little - if

any - recourse to rectify quick-
ly and amicably events that
should be addressed at the busi-

- ness table as opposed to court

rooms.’

Discovery. Land Company’s s
comments came in the wake of
a Privy Council ruling, which
upheld an injunction obtained
by the Association that has
forced it to stop all work on
Great Guana Cay.

An affidavit sworn -by Joseph
Arenson, a Discovery Land

Company partner and attorney,

“The.

alleged that the fir: may losé

$440,000 per week or $1.75 mil- _
lion’'a month, resulting from
fixed costs related to operating

expenses, staff costs, equipment
and dredgers, if the injunction
was upheld-asithasbeen. .

Arguing that “the majority of
these costs would remain if the
injunction were not dis-

charged”, Mr Arenson said its ~

continuation would also result
in Discovery Land Company
losing potential real estate sales
and employees, and harm the
firm’s reputation. ..

He added: “Every time the
development is interrupted, its
attractiveness as.an investment

_ is materially prejudiced. These ~ }
losses are extremely difficult, if .

not impossible, to quantify.”
Not surprisingly, Mr Smith
disagreed. “T believe the exact
opposite. The signals being sent
to investors are that there is the
rule of law in the Bahamas, laws
do matter, and the courts are

_ SEE page 5B.



| Kerzner targets August
Pee buyout completion



BLATLANTIS, on Paradise Island:

KERZNER Interna-
tional is hoping to com-
plete on August 30 the

- buyout led-by- its chairman
and chief executive,
respectively father and son -
duo Butch and Sol Kerzn-
er, which will take the
company private.

The Kerzners and their :

private equity financiers

are offering shareholders —

$81. per share to end:

Kerzner International’s

time in the public realm

: and remove its New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE)
listing.

The only remaining
obstacles to consummating
this transaction include
‘Monday’s Extraordinary
‘General Meeting ECM:

1



on Paradise Island, in’
which the company that
owns the Atlantis and One ot

_& Only Ocean Club —

resorts needs a simple ce
majority of shareholders
(50 per cent plus) to vote

_ in favour of the transac-

tion. About 40 per cent of
the votes are effectively
already in the bag. —
Kerzner International
will also need to obtain all ots
the relevant Bahamian

- government approvals

from the Central Bank of
the Bahamas, the Govern-

iment, National Economic

Council, Gaming Board
and Hotel Corporation of :

‘the Bahamas to consum-

mate the deal by August

30.

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Products are either tangible
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tronics, or it can be intangible
things such as a service, repair-
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In common usage, a product
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- of those features will be more

important to the customer’s deci-
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BFSB unveils Student
of the Year finalists



Hi JODY Wells

THE Bahamas Financial Ser-
vices Board (BFSB) has announced
the names of the three finalists for
the annual Financial Services Stu-
dent of the Year award.

They are: Aisha Melvina John-
son, BBA - Banking & Finance;
Candace Rolle,, BBA - Account-
ing; and Jody Christina Wells. AA
- Law & Criminal Justice.

The student award is sponsored
in collaboration with the College
of the Bahamas, the Professional
Industry Association Working
Group and the Central Bank of
the Bahamas.

The focus is on disciplines such
as economics, banking and finance,
law, accountancy and computer
information systems. °

Wendy Warren, the BFSB’s
chief executive and. executive
director, said the organisation’s
ongoing Financial Centre Focus
(FCF) programme “seeks to inte-
grate the industry with the wider
community, and its various initia-
tives address issues such as chal-
lenges impacting the sustained
growth and development of the
industry, improvements to the lev-
el of service, and attracting and
maintaining qualified, profession-
als”.

Aisha Melvina Johnson

A graduate of C.R. Walker
Senior High, where she was the
1998 Head Girl, Aisha earned ear-
ly acceptance into the College of
the Bahamas, and also received
the Apprenticeship Scholarship of

Credit Suisse (Bahamas), which -

allowed her to attain her, Associ-
ates of Arts degree in banking.
At the completion of the
apprenticeship programme, Aisha
worked full time with Credit Suisse
for a year before enrolling in the

Bachelor of Arts Programme in

Banking and Finance at COB.”
Between April-June 2006, she

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worked with Credit Suisse-Zurich,
obtaining exposure to back office
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ment.

She currently is a senior securi-
ties executor at Credit Suisse
(Bahamas).

Candace Rolle

An accounting assistant at Price-
waterhouseCoopers (PwC), Can-
dace was a spring graduate of

_ COB, obtaining her BBA in

Accounting with Distinction.

She was the recipient of the
2006 School of Business Award
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ment and contribution to the
school.

Since graduating, Candace has
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| COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS — 2006
IN THE SUPREME COURT CLE/qui/No. 00443
Common Law and Equity Division

or lot of land comprising 1.012 acres and situate at
Major’s Cay Settlement, Crooked Island, one of the
Islands of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas

AND

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel
IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act of
1959

AND

IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Japheth Edison
Deleveaux

NOTICE OF PETITION

Pursuant to an Order of The Supreme Court dated the 27th
day of June, A.D. 2006.

The Petition of Japheth Edison Deleveaux of Imperial .
Park in the Eastern District of New Providence, one of
the Islands-of The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas
showeth in respect of:

ALL THAT picce parcel or lot of land situate at
Major’s Cay Settlement in Crooked Island, Bahamas,
and comprising 1.012 acres being a portion of Crown
Grant 1-49 and bounded Northerly by another portion:
of the said Crown Grant and running thereon’Four
hundred and eighty-four and forty-five hundredths
(484.45) feet and Easterly by the Queen’s Highway
and running thereon One hundred and twelve and

‘ fourteen hundredths (112.14) feet and Southerly by
another portion of the said Crown Grant (formerly

_ incorporating the old Major’s Cay Public School)
and running thereon Four Hundred and eighty-two >
(482.00) feet and Westerly by another portion of the
said Crown Grant and running thereon Seventy and
eighty-two hundredths (70.82) feet.

The Petitioner, Japheth Edison Deleveaux, herein
claims to be the owner in fee simple in possession
of the said piece of land and has made application
to The Supreme Court Of The Commonwealth Of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of the Quieting Titles
Act 1959 to have his title to the said piece of land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof
determined and declared in a Certificate Of Title to
be granted by the Court in accordance with the
provisions of that Act.

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

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

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

(c) The office of the Administrator, Major’ s Cay
Settlement, Crooked Island.

Notice is hereby given that any person having Dower
- or right to Dower or an Adverse Claim not recognized in —

the Petition shall on or before the expiration of Thirty (30)
days after the final publication of these presents file at the
Registry of The Supreme Court in the City of Nassau,
Bahamas, and serve on the Petitioner or on the undersigned
an Adverse Claim in the prescribed form verified by an
Affidavit to be filed therewith.

Failure of any such person to file and serve an
Adverse Claim on or before the expiration of Thirty (30)
days after the final publication of these presents shall
operate as a bar to such claim.

DATED THIS 24TH DAY OF JULY, A.D. 2006.

JOSEPH C. LEDEE, ESQ.
Chambers

' Suite No. 6, Grosvenor Close
Shirley Street
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorney for the Petitioner |

Colin





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Bahamas Property Fund
Bank of Bahamas
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Bahamas Waste
Fidelity Bank
Cable Bahamas
Colina Holdings
Commonwealth Bank
Consolidated Water BDRs
Doctor's Hospital
Famguard
Finco
FirstCaribbean
Focol
Freeport Concrete
ICD Utilities :
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THE TRIBUNE

Sale of Nassau resorts

likely ‘in 10 to 15 days’

FROM page one

The Tribune had been told
earlier this year that Kerzner
International, owner of Paradise

Island’s Atlantis and One &
Only Ocean Club Resorts, was
seeking to acquire the Paradise
Island Harbour Resort,
although this no longer appears

Financial Riktsors Ltd.

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

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Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

- Trading volume of the prior week

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Weekly Vol.

LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION ©

International Business Companies Act.
(No 45 Of 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

' Notice is hereby given that in accordance’ with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of ROSFIELD INVEST LTD.

has been completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck of the
Register. The date of completion of the dissolution was

the 14th day of August, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

Signed:



LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
~ (No450F2000) ~
‘In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

45. of 2000, the dissolution of PECS PETROMAR DE

COLOMBIA LTD. has been completed, a ©
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck of the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was the
26th day of May, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT
SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator

Signed:



LEGAL NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION

International Business Companies Act
(No450£2000) -
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act 45.
of 2000, the dissolution of SHERWOOD -
DEVELOPEMENT LTD. has been completed, a ~

Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck of the Register.
The date of completion of the dissolution was the -
Ist day of August, 2006.

PANAMERICAN MANAGEMENT

SERVICES (BAHAMAS) LTD.
Liquidator





= ) FIDELITY

Last Price

NAV KEY.
*-11 August 2006
*-31 July 2006

30 June 2006



530) June 2006
ascoasscsasahacaaes

to be the case.

The Paradise Island Harbour
Resort denied this at the time,
while Kerzner International
executives contacted by The
Tribune said they had no knowl-
edge of any deal in the works.

Final due diligence on the
Royal Oasis is being conducted
between a “Florida-based com-
pany”, World Investment Hold-

ings, and Lehman Brothers’ pri-'

vate equity arm. The final details
are still being worked out.

‘The Tribune reported on
Monday that World Investment
Holdings, which plans to close
the Royal Oasis purchase for
around $40 million and invest
$170 million to upgrade it to
five-star status, 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-day
window in which to close.





























August 29, 2006.

LEGAL NOTICE
OF DISSOLUTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
TEAM ENERGY SERVICES LIMITED is in dissolution.
Joneka A. Wright is the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, P.O. Box
N 3026 Nassau, Bahamas. All persons having claims against the
above-named company are required to send their names addresses
and particulars. of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before

the 23rd day of September 2006. ,

LEGAL N OTICE
_ NOTICE:

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT

(No.45 OF 2000)
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
SUNBURY INVESTMENTS LIMITED is in dissolution.
Mrs. Alrena Moxey is in the Liquidator and can be contacted at
Winterbotham Place, Marlborough & Queen Streets, Nassau,
Bahamas. All persons having claims against the above
-named company are required to.send their names addresses

and particulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before

Alrena Moxey
Liquidator

The investors in World
Investment Holdings include
Seyed Mcghani, an Iranian by
birth who has owned and man-
aged 12 Holiday Inn-branded
properties. He said he had also,

developed low cost housing, and — >” :

now owns a warranty insurance °
company, believed to be called
American Premier Group.

The other investors in World: -

Investment Holdings include}. °
Keith St Clair, chief executive of,

‘Coral Gables-based Internet-

travel agency, TraveLeaders, a
father-and-son duo who are:
both called Fernando Alvarez, ©.
and Idalberto Rodriguez. ,

World Investment Holdings’ ’
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.





A LEADING FIRM IS SEEKING

~ BOOKKEEPER |

JOB DESCRIPTION

* Reports to the Chief Financial Officer & CEO

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

¢ Assist in the preparation of financial statements.

e 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
litte 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 must submit a resume to the
following address no later than August 31, 2006:

Human Resources Department
P.O.Box CB-11444
' Nassau, Bahamas
Email:kkerr@wemcosecurity.com or fax: 325-6175


THE TRIBUNE

Attorney voices his
concern over




project incentives

FROM page one

there to enforce the law,” he
said.

As for the work stoppage’s
impact on the wider Abaco
economy, Discovery Land
Company had told The Tri-
bune: “We do know that mer-
‘chants and other entities with
which we have transacted busi-

ness since our arrival in the |

Abacos will realise a reduction
in such transactions.

“We believe it’s safe to say
that in general, this short-term
halt will have an adverse effect

on the Abaco economy, likely
-to the tune of hundreds of
thousands to millions of dol-
lars on a monthly basis.”
But Mr Smith countered:
“The economy of Great Gua-

appeal
avenues
clearer’
FROM page one

Justice John Lyons, finding
instead that the Employment
Act sought to establish “mini-
mum” standards for employee
compensation when a worker’s
job was terminated. This was
regardless of whether the
employee was wrongfully ter-
minated or not.

Both cases involved claims
for damages at common law for
alleged wrongful dismissal. ‘The
first involved a claim by Paula
Deveaux against Bank of the
Bahamas International, and the
second a claim by Thalberg
Wells against Snack Food
Wholesale.

Ms Deveaux’s re was
based on the allegation that
Bank of the Bahamas Interna-
tional had breached her
employment contract by failing
“to give reasonable notice”,
while Mr Wells had claimed his
employment was wrongly ter-
minated.

In both cases, Justice Lyons
dismissed their actions on the
grounds that the two employ-

ees were bound by the Employ-

ment Act’s terms, especially
Section 29 that dealt with com-

' ‘pensation for employees when

their job was terminated by
their employer. «

In Ms Deveaux’s case, Jus-
tice Lyons said he believed Sec-
tion 29 codified “common law”.

_.Court of Appeal Justices Gan- ~

“patsingh, Emanuel Osadebay,

‘and Hartman Longley ruled dif-

ferently, though.
Given that a statute was not
. supposed to impact general law

‘- “unless it used words directly to

"- that effect, the Court of Appeal

_ found in Ms Deveaux’s case: “It

seems to us that Parliament did

not intend that the Employment

Act be a codification of the law
of employment relations.

“On the contrary, the Act
was passed to establish mini-
mum standards of working
hours, and to make provisions
relating to notice to terminate
contracts of employment, and
to make provisions relating to
‘summary dismissal.”

The Court of Appeal said: “A
reading of the section [29] clear-
ly indicates that this provision
was intended to allow for a min-
imum payment of compensa-
tion to an employee in the event
of termination of employment,
whether that employment was
wrongfully terminated or not.”

It added that the Employ-
ment Act’s Section 4 showed it
was not intended to codify com-
mon law. That Section said
nothing in the Act would “lim-
it or restrict” a worker’s pursuit
of greater rights or better ben-
efits provided to him/her under
any law, contract of employ-
ment, custom or arrangement.

The Court of Appeal ruled
in Ms Deveaux’s case: “It seems
to us that the object or purpose
of this legislation was to estab-
lish a formula for compensat-
‘ing employees who are termi-
nated, without the employee
having to undertake the burden
of incurring the expense of pros-
ecuting a claim for compensa-
tion at common law for wrong-
ful dismissal.

“The employee, if of the view
that he would not be adequate-
, ly compensated under the

' statute, could pursue his greater

na Cay doesn’t need Baker’s
Bay to thrive. Guana Cay has
been blessed with sustained
growth and there has been
only 100 per cent employment
on Great Guana Cay.”

He added that to complete
the proposed project, Discov-
ery Land Company would
have to bring in workers from.
the Abaco mainland, and the
influx of outsiders and popu-
lation increase was likely to
change the way of life on Great
Guana Cay, and causing social
and cultural tension.

“It is going to strain the
social fabric,” Mr Smith
argued. “It is absurd of the
Government to impose this ,
scale of development on a tiny



island like Guana Cay.”

He argued that many of the
employees at Baker’s Bay had
come from businesses based
on the Abaco mainland, who
were now having difficulty in
finding replacements for them.

Arguing that the Associa-
tion’s case was “baseless and
frivolous”, Discovery Land
Company had previously said:
“Discovery Land Company
came to the Bahamas, entered
into a Heads of Agreement
with the Government of the

Bahamas, and has since con- .

ducted itself consistent with
Bahamian laws and sound
development practices.............

“Discovery Land Company -

will continue to abide by the



Manager of Assistant Private

Bankers Team

SG Hambros, part of SG Private Banking, is a private bank providing
a comprehensive wealth management service with offices in the UK,
Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar and The Bahamas.

$G Hambros is currently looking to recruit a manager to supervise the
assistant private bankers, You will also be required to set up this new
function which will comprise of the following responsibilities.

@ assisting private bankers and
Investment Management

@ provide banking services to
the Trust & Fiduciary Services
Department

M liaise with counterparties for
portfolio transfers

@ liaise with external investment

_ Managers and brokers on third
party trades

& liaise with back office on open

issues, corporate actions, general

queries.

The role will entail supervisory and

training function and ensuring that

policies and procedures are being

updated and complied with by all

staff members.

You should ideally:
@ hold a Bachelor's Degree in
Banking & Finance, and have

at least 5 years’ experience In
Private Banking and Securities

W have good working knowlecige af
French and Spanish

SG Hambros Bark & Trust Bahamas} Limited is

@ have the capacity to learn quickly
_ and in an independent manner

B® have broad knowledge of banking
proecedyres and processes

@ excellent written skills (experience _
in writing procedures}, The ability
‘to communicate well wilh clients
is essential

@ advanced Excel skills including
formulae, complex form creation

® and a keen sense of business
awareness.

The position offers an attractive
salary and benefits package.

Applications should be submitted to
the following adiress, by close of
business on 25 August 2006.

Manager, Human Resources
SG Hambros Bank & Trust
(Bahamas) Limited

PO Box N7789

Nassau

Bahamas

www. sghambros.com

licensed under the Banks & Thist Gampanias Regulation Act.

NER peat

SOCIETS GENERALE CROQUP























ESTATE OF DAVID
STAFFORD
MORRISON

Late of Coral Harbour in the
Western District of the Island of
New Providence

Notice is hereby given that all persons
having any claim or demand against the
above Estate are required to send their names,
addresses and particulars of the debts or
claims certified in writing to the undersigned

on or before the 3rd October, A.D..,
required, to prove such debts or claims, or in
default be excluded from the benefit of any
distribution made before such debts or claims
are proved: after the above date the Executor
will distribute the assets having regard only to
the proved debts or claims of which he shall
have notice.

And Notice is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to
make full settlement on or before
3rd October, 2006.

McKINNEY, BANCROFT & HUGHES
Attorney for the Executor
Mareva House

4 George Street
Nassau, Bahamas



2006

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006, PAGE 5B

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute .

Introduces Development Mathematics and
English beginning September 4, 2006 |

FRED Smith

laws and regulations of the
Bahamas. We will continue to
support our staff and ‘family’
at Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean
Club, and once we are suc-
cessful in the legal matters, we
will build the most dynamic
and environmentally responsi-
ble development that the
Bahamas and the region have
ever seen.

“The Discovery Land Com-
pany/Baker’s Bay Club’s
unwavering commitment to
the environment and develop-
ment of the project will con-
tinue, and the developers are
as strong as ever in their |
resolve to create a truly great
development.”

Monday and Wednesday
6:00 - 7:50 pm
8:00 ~ 9:50 pm

Tuesday and Thursday
6:00 - 7:50 pm
8:00 - 9:50 pm

Want to improve your Math or English skills? ©
‘All interested persons, call the Admission Office
@502-6338/9



INVESTMENT eG
“VILLA # 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: 502-0929 or 356-1608 Nassau, Bahamas

interested persons should submit offers in writing addressed to:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas °
to reach us before September 25, 2006. :

Under The. Patronage of
‘Hon. Cynthia A. Pratt M.P.

me Prevention-A Concern for Business Owners
oO. ence: Anger Management/Conflict Resolution

Date:
August 28th-31st, 2006
9am - 3pm |
Venue:

Wyn ene Nassau Resert
. West B.



rsons Or more)

: $30 per person

irther information, contact the Reserve Office

(242) 302-8050/8048


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2006

THE TRIBUNE

rr
Sportsfishing limits
are announced

NOTICE

EXCEL ENGINEERING
SERVICES LTD.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EXCEL ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD. is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of
Section 137 (4) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 22nd August, 2006 when the Articles of

Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
_ the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Diodata

Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P. O. Box 146,

Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Diodata Holdings Ltd.
Liquidator



NOTICE

AVANT MANAGEMENT
LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

(c The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05- 02,
Singapore 039393.

| Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator —

NOTICE

DIVINE GRACE LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffels Link #05-02, | .
Singapore.039393.

’ Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006.

-Mark Edward J ackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
BARNSTABLE INTERNATIONAL CORP. is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted |)
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize. |

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

2006

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
DAUPHIN ASSOCIATES LIMITED, is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 235

2006

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

MOTOR BIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 138 (8) of the
International Business Companies Act 2000 notice is
hereby given that the above-named:Company has
dissolved and struck.off the Register pursuant to a
Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar

General on the 11th day of August, 2006. -

Lynden Maycock .
Liquidator
of “
MOTOR BIKE INTERNATIONAL LTD. °

NOTICE

DELTA SPRING LIMITED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

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

The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by
the Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Singapore 039393.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

PEACEFUL FAMILY
~ LIMITED |

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) PEACEFUL FAMILY LIMITED if involuntary
dissolution under the provisions of.Section 137
(4) of the International Business Companies Act
2000.

(b) The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 12th July, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and fepistered by
the Registrar General.

(c) The Liquidator of the said company is Mark
Edward Jackmam of c/o 1 Raffles Link #05-02,
Sineapore 039393.

‘Dated this 25th aa of August, A.D. 2006

Mark Edawrd Jackman
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137. of
the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
HILLFORD INVESTMENT CORP, is in dissolution.

| Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted |

at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.
All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of

their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,
2006, -

Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
LYNCHBURG ENTERPRISES LIMITED, is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company

| are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of

their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,
2006

1 Continental Liquidators Inc.

Liquidator

-FROM page one

Gross Domestic Product, and
the potential for further contri-
bution can be enhanced through
sustainable development of the
sector,” Mr Miller said.

Under current laws, he said
sports fishermen were allowed
to catch six crawfish, conch,

‘Dolphin, Kingfish and Wahoo

fish, per person, per day.

Mr Miller is now proposing
that all catch limits be changed
from “six per person per day”
to “six per vessel per day”.

Eventually; he said, that

number ‘should be further ©

reduced to three per vessel per
day.
Mr Miller added that a sig-

_ nificant amount of money was

lost by persons harvesting craw-
fish: from traps owned by
Bahamian commercial fisher-
men, and said he had recom-
mended that by regulation for-
eign sportsfishers were pre-
vented from doing this.

In addition, he added that he .

was planning to amend the
existing Fisheries Regulations
to decrease the quantities of
marine resources that can legal-

ly be exported from the 1?

Bahamas as personal baggage.

An exception to this would
be persons participating in
sports tournaments.

Mr Miller is expected to pre- .:

sent the proposed amendments
to Parliament when the-House
of Assembly resumes after sum-

_mer break.

NOTICE

EDELWEISS GLOBAL LTD.

} NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) EDELWEISS GLOBAL LTD. is in voluntary ~~
dissolution under the provisions of Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act 2000.
The dissolution of the said company commenced
on the 21st July; 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and registered by the

Registrar General.

The Liquidator of the said company is Diodata
Holdings Ltd., Wickhams Cay, P.O. Box 146,
Road Town, Tortola, BVI.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Diodata Holdings Ltd.
Liquidator

NOTICE

DRUMMOND VEN TURES
LIMITED

‘NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN as follows:

(a) | DRUMMOND VENTURES LIMITED is in
voluntary dissolution under the provisions of Section:
137 (4) of the International Business Companies Act

2000.

The dissolution of the said company commenced

on the 21st August, 2006 when the Articles of
Dissolution were submitted to and sere by

the Registrar General:

The Liquidator of the said company is Dizame
Cosulting S.A., Pasea Estate, Road Town, Tortola,

British Virgin Islands.

Dated this 25th day of August, A.D. 2006

Dizame Consulting S.A.
~ Liquidator

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act 2000,
(No. 45 of 2000)

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137
of the International Business Companies Act, 2000,

MERIDIAN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED is in dissolution. |. -

The date of commencement of dissolution was August 23,
2006.

| CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATORS INC. of No. 2 Commercial

Square, P.O. Box #71, Alofi, Niue Islands is the Liquidator
of MERIDIAN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED.

B. Foster
For: Continental Liquidators, Inc.
Liquidator ~

NOTICE

International Business Companies Act, 2000
In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of 2000),
PRENTISS VENTURES INC. is in dissolution.

Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be contacted
at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City, Belize.

All persons having claims against the above-mentioned company
are required to send their names, addresses and particulars of
their debts or claims to the Liquidator before September 23,

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The Delicate Art of Defense



North dealer. four hearts and West leads the king of
o ad North-South vulnerable. diamonds, on which East plays the FRIDAY,
“NORTH five. What should West do next? AUG
343 If he continues with a low dia- UST 25
: 5 : 3 VAIS mond, East.wins with the queen and
#108 returns a spade, and the contract goes .
' #AKI76 down one. But if West cashes the ace ARIES ~ Mar 21/ Apr 20
- WEST EAST of diamonds at trick two, or does | Romance should be in the air this
#AQ95 4876 anything else, the defense collapses, eateries If you don’t have a
¥642 ¥75 because there is then no way for ae eart, you can easily come up
- @AKI7 #Q5432 West to score more than one spade Fe a project to enjoy; something
#105 £942 finle that captures your tender side.
SOUTH How can West possibly know that | TAURUS - Apr 21/ May 21
#K 102 his best play at trick two is a low dia- | You'll get lots done in the way of
¥KQ1083 mond? Certainly, it is an unusual | ‘pairs or renovations on your home,
496 play, but it is far from a shot in the | Taurus. Progress will be easy with a
Â¥ $Q83 dark. few extra hands to pitch in. Invite
> The bidding: For West, who is searching for a | {tends to help out. ;
: an * , North East. South West — clue to the most effective defense, it | GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
' 1 Pass 1¥ Dble should not be difficult to figure out } You’ll feel like indulging loved ones

es e . .
- standard agreements designed to him to assume that East has one or [daydreams and relaxing in your
overcome the natural advantage of more of these cards and hence is sig- | favorite chair.
the declarer, it would be next to. naling that he has the queen. Since | LEO ~ Jul 23/Aus 23
impossible for the defenders to func- | West’ urgently needs a spade lead Use this week as ai opparninity to
"tion effectively. from East, he underleads the ace and ffrest and bolster your health, Leo.
Take this case where South is in _ so defeats the contract. You’ll: need full-strength for the
= arduous..tasks awaiting you in the
, weeks to.come.
> VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22
—_ i 5 yay R G a l Your family might need a little extra .
. ; lee TLC this week, Virgo, so don’t
_ make plans to be out of town. You’re
@ 7 v The the only one who can serve as a
e . Target mediator when things get rough.
oa ; gs 3 LIBRA = Sept 23/Oct 23
the wal Sd. Be sure others don’t play on your .
body of ae ag sympathies this week, Libra.
Chambers ey ae a 8 Otherwise, you could be made a fool.
21st zS°R88 & Seek advice from a friend if you feel
s oe Fase. a5 someone is trying to take advantage.
ictionar ae :
(1993 Ag°2228—. | SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22
edition). 5% ad | F You will feel quite passiona® about
4.858.268 helping others this week, Scorpio.
- - ¢ Tetererue aire ee avon wake % a See Ha Volunteer for a service that assists
from the letters shown here? In as a asd needy individuals. It will be a hum-
a making a word each letter may - g wegh 3 bling and gratifying experience.
e used once only. Each must OAH gS Om
rs contain the centre letter and 3 Sa Saa8s SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21

ACROSS

9 It's no good, darn it! Their cover has
been broken (5-4)

10 The number of the annexe? (9)

12 Pale, having taken a toss (4)

13. Provides booths: willg .0

It's in good order — honest (8)

How the stereo buff said “great

loyalty’? (4,8)
For the fake sick, brought in
medication (8)

14
15

17

further (8)

Local anger at a lot of firings (7)
Does one get all possible benefits
when so employed? (9)

Correction reading: “Mieant to convert

By the way, there's one L, silly, in
“filched”! (6)
Anew bride’s grasp of how meat-may

Actually he left here with a friend (6).

Begin again with the D in “bird” (8)
Steady, chum! He's from the sama
establishment as the.other! (10)
Enter without invitation and | get

To say you're a twosome would be
detrimental (6) :
Very opposed to being given as an

29% Pass 34 Pass
4Â¥
Opening lead — king of diamonds.

The defenders often signal each
other during the play in an effort to
find the best defense. Without sig-
nals, and without the use of other





there must be at least one
nine-letter word. No plurals
TODAY’S TARGET

Good 16; very good 24;
excellent 31 (or more).
Solution tomorrow.

that East signaled possession of the
queen of diamonds by playing the
five on the king. It is true that a five,
a relatively low card, would not usu-
ally be construed as a positive signal.

But when West studies the first
trick, he observes. that the 4-3-2 are
missing. It is surely reasonable for





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Winton Capital British Solving 7
Championship, open to all
British residents. tf you would

this week, and you-should go right
ahead, Gemini. Make a purchase that

allows you to feel decadent, without .

worrying about the price.
CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22

It'll be fun to give into your senti-
mental feelings early in the week,
Cancer. Consider a lazy week full of

You will feel upbeat and down-
right playful this week,

Sagittarius. Have fun with this
youthful attitude by hosting a.

crowd on the weekend.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20
Take it easy this week, or else you'll
be sure to burn yourself out,

Capricom. You’ve been tackling too °

many projects, and now you have to .

schedule some rest.

AQUARIUS -— Jan 21/Feb 18
A close friend needs some extra sup-
port, Aquarius. It really won’t be
what you say but the closeness
you’ll provide that will be most
appreciated by this person.
PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20
You'll prefer to be a homebody this
week, Pisces. Putter around without
any tangible goals. But snap out of



and repair the interi turned out (7) - -

repair the interior” (9) The female who's back in the it for Sunday — drama is in store.
Young agent somehow getting line (10) Da 5

, duplicate keys to enter (7) tam classifiable ab angry (5) CHESS by Leonard Barden

Dracula? (6) Eats a lot but doesn't eat a quarter ses

’ The ex who was never on time? (4) the contents (6)
Avery fitting skit about a night out (9) Only an-upturned plastic
As before, walks on to make the container (3) ; . ss
introductions (9) No need for despair, I've still got White imiates eee satan 8177
Fiddles — replicas of the real thing (4) my shirt! (3,2,3,4) aie re cance: foney : 8




ACROSS
be cooked (7) opponent (3,7) Denta! pain (9) Par (8 like to enter, simply solve the 5
Understanding about their Not being punished for, is going to Conclude (9 BE Bhi 98 . problem and send White's first
disbanding th Goes on at (4) aoe move before 31 July to Paul ‘i
isbanding t! e group (9) sleep (7,3) uu Public speaker (6) fi s , y to Pau
Sets off carrying freight: Fix up witha drink (3) ell Naturists (7) peau hey ees can eG . Drive, 2 | [alee | |
: 4 : ; Ti eeds . Include a 5
oe Oe ic betoré dot ca pene tamn NW Initial nquage (9) Hodeal option (6) cheque/PO for £3 payable to ES | | ler LT a
ing gi 1 and tonic before doing’a : : a —_ fd (?) : (10) British Chess Problem Society, 1 Ee
household chore (7) I's a draw, stupid! ( PP . Qa. cata (6) Hampers (7} and mark your answer Evening
Had shied and dislodged from the Don't ride, walk, the mudis > Hit at flies (4) Toy weapon (10) Standard. In mid-August all
saddle (6) not bad (8) 2 Elan @) 63 egal aap ) entrants will receive the solution White's f4 king blocking his own .
She's a c-call! (4) ae and : to (7) ehialhs lui Golf pegs (4) ) ee, ostile plus a free magazine. Ifyou get 3 bishop. At present the WK can’t
Atree for the charm bracelet? (6,3) harge right in to see the dwarf (5) West Indian music (6) Floor covering (3) it right you qualify fora postal move, but it can and does on some
eta cet atann 34 Make better by putting more imply (7) Cricket position (12) round, which leads toa£1,000- black replies. Remember, you only
stop there (7,2) expensive ingredients in? (6) ultivated plant (9) Fail to cals prize-fund final in early 2007. A need White's first move for a
: ; School janitor (9) fal alael i 0) clue? The first move is nota correct answer.
YESTERDAY'S CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS YESTERDAY'S EASY SOLUTIONS ie fighting Unavoidable (10) check, but it creates a checkmate
1 6 Fock 9, ACROSS: 1, Steam 6, Vague 9, Ordered piles (6) Mobster ( (3) threat. And watch out for LEONARD BARDEN
‘ioe td Marana ig BoM 17,08 Coa Hoe 16 Oe, Gest Amatoan city (9) eee amines
Si-Sal 13, Mas-sala 15, 17, Exi foan 13, Reve: , Ode 17, User : action (8
18, Can-ape 19, S-Tory 20, Glance 18, Devise 19, Genus 20, Angers 22, aaa aeiapble (8) PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
22,M-od-e 24, Eel 25, Senator 26, Kepi 24, Lee 25, Spindle 26, Hurts p Kept prisoner (7)
SoH-d 27, Ba-sH (rev.) 28, Oasis 29, 27, Manic 28, Agent 29, Through 30, : Governs (5) Xe) anoge

Za-chary 30, Hover 31, Easel
DOWN: 2, Mad Max. 3, I’m-post 4,
Tot 5, Son-lA(Al) 6, Fly-away 7, Real
8,Co-OK up 12, Slate 13,Me-+ge 14,
R-ival 15, Sabot 16, Meter 18, Crie-d
19, S-CH-olar 21, L-e.g.-ato 22,
Malay-a 23, Do-ClL-e 25, Sight 26,
Size 28, Or-E

Messy 31, Ether

DOWH: 2, Thames 3, Abated 4, Man

5, Slurs 6, Voyages 7, Anon 8,
Upends 12, Glues 13, Rural 14,

Verge 15, Oiled 16, Eerie 18, Dumps

19, Grouchy 21, Negate 22, Knight

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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 18TH day of AUGUST, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

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| NOTICE is hereby given that MATHILDE DIEUJUSTE,
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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 18th day of AUGUST, 2006 to the
| Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box
N- 7147, Exuma, Bahamas.

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against him. If Agassi
makes that 6-1, he could
face the eighth-seeded i
Baghdatis, a 21-year-old |;
from Cyprus who was |
the runner-up at this
year’s Australian Open
and a semifinalist at

“Tf Baghdatis is on
and healthy and fit,”
said U.S. Davis Cup.
captain Patrick McEn-
roe, John’s brother. “I .
think that’s a very
tough match for Andre
to win right now.”

Two rounds later
might bring another
intergenerational clash
— against Roddick, i
who’ll turn 24 next i
week, was the 2003 U.S.
Open champion and is
seeded ninth. Roddick’s
been working with Jim-
my Connors, and the
partnership paid off
with a title at the
Cincinnati Masters last
week. ; :

“It’s a great thing for :
both of them, potential-
ly,” John McEnroe said.
“Andy’s. been struggling
with confidence.”

Another past U.S.
Open champion and i
No. 1 player who’s “a
unseeded this year, Ser- :
ena Williams; was given
a tough draw, too.

She fell out-of the top
100 while sidelined with
a left knee injury and
needed a wild card
to enter the tourna-
ment.

Her possible second-
round opponent is. No.
17 Daniela Hantuchova,
who knocked off
Williams in the Aus-
tralian Open’s third
round in January. If
Williams reaches the
third round, she could i
face No. 16 Ana i
Ivanovic, who won last
week’s Open tuneup at
Montreal and leads the
U.S. Open Series stand-
ings.







# RUEBEN MOUNTS.

& By BRENT STUBBS
‘Senior Sports Reporter

WHEN the school year
begins in September, there
will be some new faces in
new place in the physical
education department in
both the private and gov-
ernment schools.

At. the private schools,
Felix ‘Fly’ Musgrove is gone
from St. Augustine’s Col-
lege; Godfrey McQuay. has
left St. Anne’s and Dexter
Cambridge is no longer at
Jordan Prince William High
School.

The government schools
will also see a series of tran-
sitions, not only in New
Providence, but in the Fam-
ily Islands.

One of the biggest moves
has Reuben Mounts leaving
DW Davis Junior High once
again, this time going to Pre-
ston Albury High in South
Eleuthera.

He is expected to be
joined by Cambridge, who
will be returning home to

‘ work at Governor’s Harbour

High after an accident left
Tony ‘the Tiger’ Crean recu-

(Photo: Felipé Major/Tribune staff) perating at home.

Mounts said he’s excited

looking forward
to coaching challenge |

to be heading back to make
a contribution on a Family
Island.

“I think it’s a very good
move. It gives me an oppor-
tunity to see what is on the
islands,” Mounts stressed. “I

understand that things are ©

slow on the island, so it will
be a good challenge for me
to bring things back to
where it used to be.”

Mounts said he intends to.

use every resource available
to him, including calling on
his counterparts in New
Providence to assist wherev-
er they can with their human
resources.

Coach
Challenges are nothing
new to Mounts, who faced a

similar situation when he.
coached in South Andros’

and Long Island prior to
coming back to DW Davis
two years ago.

“T won two junior boys
basketball titles in Long
Island and‘I went to South

Andros and came up with

numerous junior boys titles
there-as well,” Mounts not-

ed. *

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While in South Andros,
Mounts was instrumental in
instructing Jeremy Barr in’
basketball before he took off
for Houston, Texas with.
Frank Rutherford and is
now in his second year at the -
University of South Caroli- ’
na. 3

As for finding anymore *
diamonds in the rough,
Mounts said, “If they’re
there, I will try to find out-
and make the Bahamas’
proud of them.” ,

Mounts said he loves the
challenge of moving to a
Family Island because it
gives him an opportunity to
really develop the student-

athletes’ skills.

As for having Cambridge
on the other side of the
island coaching, Mounts said
they. should “do a lot of

‘ great things, working togeth-

er as physical education -

teachers. and making the.

programme a vibrant one.”

On the loss of Crean,
Mounts said it is a tremen-
dous one for Eleuthera, but
he wants to publicly wish
him a “speedy recovery
because he’s done a great
job on the island and in
sports in general.”

Action from the Bahamas

‘men’s team’s loss to Haiti



@ THE Bahamas men’s team suffered
their second defeat in a row at the
Caribbean Volleyball Championships.
After falling to Guadeloupe in their open-
er, the Bahamas team went down 25-20,
25-21, 25-21 to Haiti on Wednesday.

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MVOLLEYBALL. --
By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter

THE youthful Bahamas
men’s national team suffered

its second. straight loss in the -

XI Caribbean Volleyball
Championships on Wednes-

day night at the Kendal Isaacs
Gymnasium. ©

The loss came at the

expense of a highly spirited
Haitian team, which has

emerged.as the Cinderella sto-"

ry of the championships
after stunning defending
champions Barbados the

night before.

Behind a large contingent
of cheering fans waving flags
and dancing throughout the
stadium, Haiti pulled off a 25-
20, 25-21, 25-21 victory to push
their record to 2-1 to join Bar-
bados in.a two-way tie for first
place in Pool A.

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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter



NATIONAL triple jump record holder Lee-
van ‘Super’ Sands said he’s disappointed that he
was given a six-month suspension for taking a
Vick inhaler.

Sands, who turned 25 on August 16, was hit
with a six-month suspension by the Interna-
tional Amateur Athletic Federation on the
recommendation of the Bahamas Association
of Athletic Associations after its tribunal hear-
ing in June.

While at the IAAF World Indoor Champi-
onships in March on Moscow, Sands said he
was informed about the indefinite suspension
after he tested positive for a banned substance
when he competed at the Tyson Invitational on
February 10 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

“T was disappointed because I saw people
competing after they tested positive for tak-
ing steroids and I was told that I couldn’t com-
pete because of a Vick inhaler,” Sands said in
an interview with The Tribune on Thursday
from Auburn. “I just didn’t understand that.”

The six-month’ suspension Sands received
started from the date of his indefinite suspen-
sion and will be up on September 9. But Sands
said it has forced him to sit out the entire sea-
son, something that he was se he would
not have had to do.

“I didn’t do anything wrong. I was disap-
pointed from the beginning,” he charged. “I’ve
gotten over it now, but I was really upset with
it because I only used a Vick inhaler.

“At the time when I got the call, I didn’t
know what it was, but all of the evidence came
out and it was only the Vick inhaler, some-
thing that couldn’t have enhanced my perfor-
mance. That’s why I was upset on getting any
suspension.”




Sands said he will be home this Meenas

and will be in town for a couple of weeks before '

he returns to Auburn to start his off-season
training with Bahamian coach Henry Rolle for
next year. .

While at home, Sands said he hopes to find
out from the BAAA exactly why he had to be
suspended at all, as he alleges he was told orig-
inally by the BAAA that he would not.be.

“At the end of the tribunal, they accepted my
explanation and [ still ended up getting a sus-
pension, so I really didn’t know what was going

“on,” he claimed.

Since the tribunal in June, Sands claims he
was told that they would have informed him a
week later what recommendation they would
have made to the IAAF.

“T didn’t hear from them until about a month
later when I got a letter from the BAAA say-
ing that they had agreed with the tribunal to
recommend that I get.a six-month suspension,”
Sands pointed out.

“They did what they had to do, but I just
don’t understand why. I explained to them my
situation. I made a honest mistake and I told
them that.”

Sands said, since the suspension, he has lost
all of his shoe contracts and endorsements and
he will now have to start all over from scratch.

But the most important thing, he said, is to
clear his name

“I never had any problems all through my
years of competing. I never had a missed test.
I get tested all the time. I don’t have any reason
to do that. It was a honest mistake and I had all
the facts to prove it because the amount I had
in my system wasn’t enough to do anything.”

When he starts his off-season training in
September, Sands said he will be working
towards competing in the IAAF World Out-
door Championships after he was denied the
Apportunity to compete at the World Indoors.

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The Bahamas remained at
the bottom of the pile at 0-2.
“We feel we’re the Cin-

‘derella team of the tourna-
- ment,” said power hitter Dim-

itri Edouard. “We knew we

had talent, we knew we had

heart, so after losing to
Guadeloupe in a close game,



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we were determined to come
back and play better against

_ Barbados and the Bahamas.”

Against the Bahamas, the
Haitian team played in a total
different zone. They managed
to stop every line-up that the
Bahamians placed on the
floor.

They were so fired up that
the Haitians took the lead ear-

-ly in both the first two sets and

never relinquished it as they
went on to pin the Bahamas’
backs against the wall.

Trying to at least avoid
being swept in three sets, the
Bahamas came out smoking
in the third, taking a 6-4 lead
and 8-7 before the Haitians
rallied back to go up for good,
10-9.

After that, it was all Haiti
as they stopped every streak
that the Bahamas mounted for
the win.

Shots

Ralph Adolphe posted 11
kills and Frantz Joseph added
nine to pace Haiti. Vladimir
Louis had two block shots and

‘Rudolph Gaetan chipped in

with another.

Romel Lightbourn and
Prince Wilson came up with
10 and nine kills respectively
for the Bahamas. Muller Petit
and Arison Wilson had two
and one block apiece.

There was‘some concern at
the beginning of the match
about whether or not setter
Wayne Johnson would have
been able to play, much less
start, after he had to be treat-
ed for an injured left thumb.

Johnson started and coach:

Joey Demeritte even inserted
back-up setter Tony Simon at
one point in the second set,
but that still didn’t make a dif-
ference.

Demeritte even brought in
Petit for starter Renaldo

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defence that was anchored
around Byron Ferguson II
after the hometown boys col-
lapsed up front and fell short
in the backcourt.

“T’m not really disappointed
with the team,” Demeritte
reflected. {I think we made a
lot of silly mistakes and it
showed the lack of exposure
on behalf of the men’s nation-
al team. It showed in our play
tonight.”

Demeritte said the differ-
ence he’s noticed about the
powerhouses in the tourna~
ment like Barbados and
Trinidad & Tobago is the fact
that they have pumped a lot of
money into their programme.

“They are just back from
the CAC Games. We have not
participated in any tourna:
ment for the last two yéars.”
he stressed. “We played one
tournament in the last two
years.

“The other teams have 12,
13, 14 tournaments under
their belts in the last two
years. We are a disadvantage
because we haven’t had the
opportunity to travel or play
any teams prior to the tour-
nament.”

Despite the criticism that
they have received over hav-
ing too young a team in the
tournament, Demeritte said
he’s proud of what they have
put out on the court.

“Once this team stays
together and they gain some
more exposure, we feel they
will be allright,” Demeritte
summed up. “We may not do
it in this tournament, but at
least we know what we have
to work on.” ;