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LINESMAN MATE TRAINEES
A vacancy exists in the Human Resources & Training
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To qualify as a Linesman Mate Trainee the following criteria
should be met:
Must be 18-25 years old
Have a minimum of five (5) BJC's including Maths, English,
Language and General Science with grades of "C" or better
Any other equivalent technical certification or relevant
As BEC supplies and maintains electricity through the Common-
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Providence and or the Family IslandsOperations, which will be
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Applications forms can be collected from BEC Head
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Family Island applicants can also collect these forms from their
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The Manager, Human Resouces & Training
P.O. Box N-7509,
Blue Hill & Tucker Roads
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Among the advantages the
Bahamas has it chooses to
establish itself as an interna-
tional private arbitration cen-
tre for the Americas are the
costs involved in using Europe
as a neutral arbitration venue,
and the fact non-American par-
ties prefer to settle disputes out-
side the US.
Brian Simms, senior partner
in charge of litigation for the
Bahamian law firm, Lennox
Paton, had previously told The
Tribune that non-US neutral
arbitration forums mainly exist-
ed in Europe, in countries such
as the UK and Switzerland, but
it was not necessarily "conve-
nient and cost effective" for par-
ties based in the Americas to
use them, meaning the
Bahamas could offer itself as a
much more convenient and
Describing the Bahamas as
"a natural choice" for an arbi-
tration centre, Mr Simms said
Canada lacked any such facility,
while one previously set up in
Latin America had not been
He added that the increase
in cross-border investments and
agreements, and the fact that
many commercial agreements
now included arbitration claus-
es, had created the necessary
demand for a regional arbitra-
tion and mediation centre that
the Bahamas could tap into.
Arbitration was becoming an
increasingly important means
of resolving cross-border and
commercial disputes, Mr Simms
said, due to the difficulty nation-
al courts had in enforcing judge-
ments in other jurisdictions.
However, arbitration awards
were relatively easy to enforce
in nations that had signed the
New York Convention.
Describing an international
arbitration centre as providing
"substantial" benefits for the
Bahamian economy, Mr Simms
said they had generated work
for attorneys in areas where
they had been established, while
overseas lawyers and arbiters
who came to use the centre
would need to stay in Bahamian
hotels, thus providing a boost
for the tourism sector.
He told The Tribune: "The
parties to the arbitration may
choose to use Bahamian law
firms to argue the case to save
costs. Even so, in all cases they
will have to employ Bahamian
attorneys to file documents and
deal with any interlocutory mat-
ters prior to arbitration.
"Work would also be created
for Bahamian accounting firms
to provide expertise on the
ground, again reducing arbitra-
Financial sources have previ-
ously told The Tribune that
among the parties involved in
arbitration were Governments,.
companies, banks and individu-
als. Bahamian lawyers and tech-
nical experts could also be
employed as potential arbitra-
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Cable: 'Uneven playing field' favours BTC
FROM page one
Judith Smith, Cable
Bahamas' in-house legal coun-
sel, wrote in her letter to the
PUC that the "narrow scope"
of the proposed guidelines did
not account for the obligations
written into the licences of all
other operators licensed by the
She pointed out that SRG's
licence, for instance, allowed
the company to provide Voice
over Internet and data services.
The licence obligated SRG,
which trades as IndiGo Net-
works, to provide interconnec-
tion services to any operator
licensed by the PUC upon
Meanwhile, Cable Bahamas'
licence authorises it to lease cir-
cuits to other licensed opera-
tors, and obligates the BISX-
listed company to provide inter-
connection with its Internet
infrastructure to licensed Inter-
net Service Providers (ISPs).
Cable Bahamas said the
interconnection rights and
obligations contained in the
licences of telecoms operators
licensed by the PUC contrasted
with the regulator's approach
to the interconnection guide-
These, the company argued,
excluded all non-voice telepho-
ny services they offered, includ-
ing SRG's voice over Internet
services, and all operators other
than SRG and BTC. And this
was while other licensed opera-
tors, such as Cable Bahamas,
had interconnection obligations
to BTC as a result of their
"The exclusion of these net-
work and service providers also
has the effect of according to'
BTC undue preferential treat-
ment with respect to intercon-
nection rights and requirements,
and is discriminatory," Ms
Smith argued on Cable
"In effect, the proposed
guidelines would serve to
sharply limit the interconnec-
tion rights of other licensed
operators, while leaving intact
their interconnection obliga-
tions to BTC.
"At the same time, the inter-
connection obligations of BTC
under the terms of its interim
licence would be reduced dra-
matically. The prospect of such
an uneven playing field among
licensed operators contravenes
the plain language of the Act
and the Telecommunications
Sector Policy, and should not
between different telecommu-
nications carriers enable com-
munications originating on one
However, a dominant carri-
er such as BTC can delay sign-
ing interconnection agreements
with rival operators, or make
their terms unduly onerous, in a
bid to preserve its market share
and force competitors out of a
market before they have had a
chance to establish themselves.
"The exclusion of these network
and service providers also has the
effect of according to BTC undue
preferential treatment with
respect to interconnection rights
and requirements, and is discrimi-
Judith Smith, Cable Bahamas'
in-house legal counsel
operator's network to be routed Cable Bahamas argued that
to the intended receiving con- the proposed guidelines, in lim-
sumer on different operator's iting BTC's interconnection
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give BTC broad latitude with
respect to the terms and condi-
tions of interconnection for oth-
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providers, or to disregard its
future Reference Interconnec-
tion Offer, as it saw fit".
It added that because the
PUC's guidelines did not define
cost-oriented pricing, or specify
what network elements or inter-
connection points mad to be
made available to other licensed
operators, BTC would be able
to "impose exorbitant prices for
interconnection" and turn down
reasonable requests for points
Cable Bahamas pointed out
that both its licence and that of
SRG required them to provide
interconnection to other opera-
tors at technically feasible
points, at cost-oriented prices,
and ensure other operators did
not pay for equipment they did
"Pursuant to the terms of the,
proposed guidelines, the Com-
mission would effectively qual-
ify or exempt BTC from even
these licence requirements,
while leaving the interconnec-
tion conditions governing all
other licensed operators intact,"
Cable Bahamas said.
"Such an outcome is contrary
to the letter and spirit of the
Act and the Telecommunica-
tions Sector Policy, and should
not be countenanced."
And Cable Bahamas has
been backed on the issue by
BTC, which has argued in its
feedback to the PUC that the
guidelines "should cover all car-
rier to carrier interconnection
requirements", with all licensed
operators having the ability to
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THE XI Caribbean
onships lived up to its
advanced billing as one of the
Judging from the perfor-
mances by Barbados,
Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica
and Haiti, the Bahamas men
and women found themselves
in a difficult situation: trying
to find a way to win at home.
The problem with the men
was the fact that they lacked
the experience and they did-
n't have the talent, although
they possessed the athleti-
cism, to compete with their
While our male players
.proved that they had the abil-
ity -just look at the stats pro-
duced by Renaldo Knowles -
the absence of one or two
veteran players on the court
may have been the difference
between winning and losing.
Coach Joey Demeritte
summed it up best when he
indicated that not having the
opportunity to travel to com-
pete in any tournaments over
the past two years hurt the
men's team chances of
advancing any further than
It showed when they
played against defending
champions Barbados. But it
was even more clear when
they played against Guade-
loupe and Haiti, two teams
they should have beaten.
Haiti, for instance, swept
Sthe Bahamas in three stun-
It must have been a bless-
ing in disguise that the men
had to play in pools and we
avoided a showdown with the
high leaping Trinidad &
Tobago and Jamaica teams.
As for our ladies national
team, there's no excuse for
not winning a medal.
They had already beaten
the Haitians in their head-to-
head match-up in the round
robin and they were in con-
trol of the bronze medal
match with a 2-0 lead in the
For some strange reason,
the Haitians, who were limp-
ing around the court, seemed
to have found more rejuve-
nation from the fans over the
last three sets than the
Bahamians playing on their
Sure Kelsie Johnson con-
0 DESPITE the quality on show, there was quite a few empty seats during the Championships
tinued to be the spark, lead-
ing by example with her per-
formance and her motivation,
pointing and shouting 'one
good pass' to her team-
B ut while Krystel
Rolle stepped up
and provided a 1-2 punch this
time around, the other big
players like Katrina Johnson,
Davia Moss and veteran
Jackie Conyers were not that
consistent when it counted
It looked as if we were on
the road playing in a hostile
Our teams didn't play as if
they had the home court
advantage and our fans didn't
Show up in the.numbers to
indicate that we were host-
ing the championships for the
first time since 1994 when we
were runners-up to Barbados
in both finals.
While it was good to focus
on a youth movement, play-
ing at home should have giv-
en us the opportunity to
bring out one or two
more veteran players to
enable us to put on a better
I think when you're home,
you want to produce the best
team that will give you a
chance to win. When you're
on the road, it's okay to focus
on the youth movement.
That may have been one
of the reasons why the fans'
support was down so much,
There were a lot of young
players who haven't been
exposed to the public.
Maybe, the Bahamas Vol-
leyball Federation will use
this as a learning experience.
Unfortunately, were not sure
when we will get the
opportunity to play host to
the biannual tournament
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MIAMI HERALD SPORTS
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
THE predicted date for the
re-opening of the softball sea-
son might have to be 'pushed
back' with the designated field
of play still being repaired.
President of the New Prov-
idence Softball Association
(NPSA) Stephen Coakley has
set the season's re-opening
date for September 18th, but
revealed yesterday that sus-
pended play will be extended
if the work is not completed
After inspecting the field
early yesterday afternoon,
Coakley said "things aren't
going too well."
A disappointed Coakley
believes that the work load
will be too strenuous for the
workers to complete by the
18th of September, but said
he wants to remain optimistic
about the re-opening.
"They are moving too slow
for all the work that needs to
be done," said Coakley.
"I am not pleased with the
results this far. It is just caus-
ing my season to be delayed
further and further. We were
tentatively hoping to re-open
on the 18th of September,
that is just a little over two or
three weeks away.
"This is why I am trying to
put some pressure on the per-
sons who are fixing the fences
and lighting so the other
things that need to be done
can be completed."
The NPSA along with the
Bahamas Baseball Federation
(BBF) had to relocate or
quickly conclude their season
to accommodate the con-
struction of the new state of
the art stadium.
Groundbreaking on the
National Stadium, which was
a gift from the government of
China to the Bahamas, took
place on July 10th. Play in
both the NPSA and BBF
wrapped up just days before
To accommodate the two
league season, the govern-
ment offered the fields at the
Balliou Hill Sporting Com-
plex until the new homes can
According to Coakley, the
NPSA is expected to move
into their permanent home in
two years, using the designat-
ed field at the Balliou Hills
Sporting Complex as a tem-
Although the fields are in
some playing condition,
Coakley's main concern is.
"I know they are fixing the
light and the bleachers, but
the safety of our dedicated
players and fans is still on the
top of my list," added Coak-
"The Churchill Tener
Knowles was in a location that
had a lot of traffic passing and
to suspend an\ more games
due to in c I cm en
v\ ethi r \\hen thic cason re-
\\hen the season begins
the TBS Truckers \\ill hbe hop-
ing to separate them-el\ci
from their rivals Del Sol. \ hio
are currently tied with them
for the top spot in the men's
division. Both teams have
a10-2 win-loss record.
On the women's end, the
ElectroTelecom Wildcats are
holding on tightly to the pen-
nant lead with a record of 11-
* WORK underway at the Baillou Hill Sporting Complex (Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)
Atkins takes second
place in Slovakia
* TRACK AND FIELD
By KELSIE JOHNSON
Junior Sports Reporter
DERRICK ATKINS continues to burn rubber on the track,
posting another impressive time on Tuesday evening.
The national record holder in the 100m competed in his second
professional meet on Tuesday in Dubnica nad Vahom, Slovakia.
At the meet, Atkins clocked 10.37 seconds for second place
behind American Darvis Patton.
The winning time was 10.32 seconds, while third place time was
recorded at 10.38 seconds by Steve Mullings from Jamaica.
ST. PAUL'S men proved that their
opening victory over Golden Gates on
the first week of competition was no
fluke. They came back on Saturday and
routed Macedonia 17-7.
Their victory at the Charles W Saun-
ders High School playing field, Jean
Street, pushed St. Paul's record to 2-0 as
they joined Calvary Bible at the top of
the men's division of the Baptist Sports
Council's Joann Webb Softba'l League.
Calvary Bible, coming off their open-
ing victory over Transfiguration,
stopped Faith United 11-1 in their game
played on Saturday.
In another men's game played, Mt.
Tabor knocked off Mt. Calvary 14-4,
spoiling their return to the league.
The league was officially opened on
Saturday just before Macedonia white-
washed Faith United in a 19-and-under
Minister Dereck Munroe, the newly
appointed Director of Youth in the
Bahamas National Baptist Missionary
and Educational Convention, delivered
the keynote address.
Munroe, who was honoured by the
league with the recent volleyball classic
named after him, encouraged the teams
to go oit and perform at their best
because the BSC have gone through.
great lengths to improve the playing
As a member of New Bethlehem Bap-
tist sports teams, Munroe/pledged his
support and that of the ybuth Conven-
tion to making the league even more
vibrant than it is now.
The Rev. Harrison Thompson, whose
name was pegged on the basketball
tournament held at the beginning of the
year, congratulated the BSC on the
precedent they have set.
He insisted that the BSC could not
have found a better person than Webb
to name the league after. She said
exemplifies all that the league should
Both Webb and Munroe were pre-
sented with plaques by the BSC.
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