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Publication Date: October 5, 2006
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Court will decide on

Daniel Smith after

police investigation

'Tribune Staff Reporter
Gomez has set a time frame
for an answer to whether a
coroner's inquest will be
held into the death of 20-
year-old Daniel Wayne
Smith the son of US
celebrity Anna Nicole Smith.
Magistrate Gomez said
that following the comple-.
tion of the police investiga-
tions into the young man's
death. which can take
between two to three weeks,
the court will then make a
decision as to which course
of action it will take.
Recently the sole Coro-
ner's Court was disbanded
by Chief Justice Sir Burton
Hall, who announced that
the system will be reverting'
to the old justice system
where cases can be shared.:
among the other 13 magis-
trates, who by law, can also
serve as coroners.
Daniel was found dead sit-
ting "upright" in a chair on
September 10, 2006 in his
mother's room at Doctor's
Hospital. Just three days
earlier his mother had giv-
en birth to a baby girl (Dan-
ni Lynn) by caesarean sec-
Since Daniel's death,.
media speculation has been
overwhelming as to what
could have contributed to his

death. Following the initial
reports,'it was discovered
that Howard K Stern, Ms
Smith's attorney, who later
admitted to paternity of the
newborn and said the cou-
ple planned to marry, was
also in her hospital room their
night Daniel died. It was also
reported that a patient in the
next room heard someone
yelling: "You caused this!"
Both private and govern-i
ment pathology and toxicol-
ogy reports have been com-
pleted since then.
'Dr Cyril Wecht, the
American pathologist hired
by Anna Nicole. has already
given his opinion that the
death was "accidental" -
the result of a mixture of
methadone and two anti-
depressants, Zoloft and
Lexapro, which fatally inter-
acted in his system.
However. Dr Wecht has
been quoted in the Associ-
ated Press as stating that he
did nhot know why Daniel
was taking methadone, as
the pain-reliever is com-
monly used to ease heroin
cravings for recovering
Magistrate Gomez point-
ed out, however, that there
are a few discrepancies
between the government and
private reports, but would
not' elaborate further. He did
.say. however, that these dis-
crepancies were not sub-

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LADY MARGUERITE PINDLING performing her first official duty as Deputy Governor-general at Government House. Lady Pin- '
dling swore in Justice Chernl Albury as Justice of the Supreme Court this week. Looking on are Lady PindHng's daughter, attorney Can-
dia Albury-Ferguson, and Mrs Albury-Ferguson's husband Basil H Albury. director of investment in the Ministry of Financial Service and
|Investment. Chief Justice Sir Burton Hall was also present.
(Photo: Franklyn G Ferguson)

Cuban expelled from US for
spying 'was sent to Nassau'

A CUBAN envoy expelled
from Washington DC for spy-
ing was later sent to Nassau
for several months to "work
on" a potential defector, it was
claimed yesterday.
The man, Helmut
Domenech Gonzalez. worked
in Nassau for up to a year,
possibly on a work permit,
sources alleged.
His mission was to dissuade
Mr Nelson Garcia, who set up
Havanatur in Nassau on
behalf of the Cuban govern-
ment, from defecting to Mia-
In the event, he failed. Mr
Garcia resisted Mr Gonzalez's
attempts to get him to
return to Cuba and moved to
Florida, where he lives
The revelation came amid
growing concern that a net-
work of Cuban spies is oper-,
ating in Nassau, feeding infor-

nation back to Havana on
Cuban exiles passing through
the Bahamas and leading
Bahamian figures.
A source close to the Cuban.
community told The Tribune:
"I know 150 per cent that Mr
Gonzalez worked here in Nas-
sau for between six months
and a year and that his mis-
sion was to work on Mr Gar-
"He came here within
weeks of being expelled from
Washington DC by the US
government. He worked at
Havanatur for a time. So what
is a diplomat doing selling air
Mr Gonzalez, who worked
as first secretary in Washing-
ton, was one of 14 diplomats
expelled in May, 2003, on the
grounds that they were con-
ducting "activities outside
SEE page 12

Conditional leave granted
for Dwight and Keva Major

THE COURT of Appeal
yesterday granted condition-
al leave to Dwight and Keva
Major to appeal to the Privy
Council a ruling handed
down by the appellate court
earlier this year.
In May, the Majors' bid to
avoid extradition to the Unit-
ed States on substantial drug
charges was dealt a major
blow when the Court of
Appeal ruled that their
appeal to overturn a judge's
ruling against their habeas
corpus application was "with-
out merit." The basis of that
application was that the
Majors felt they were being.
unlawfully detained. The
Majors are wanted by the US
government to face drug
charges allegedly related to
an international conspiracy

involving hundreds of pounds
of cocaine and marijuana.
*The couple, with their
attorney Michael Kemp,
appeared before Justices Lor-
ris Ganpatsingh, Emmauel
Osadebay and Hartman Lon-
gley yesterday morning to
make an application to seek
conditional leave to the Privy
Council to appeal the court's
The Majors were visibly
frustrated when they were
informed by the Justices that
their application for leave to
the Privy Council essentially
had not been directed to the
Court, of Appeal and had
been badly worded. The
Majors both stood up and
told the justices that they had
signed the necessary docu-
ments in time for them to
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Man charged
with intent
to supply

TWO -men have been
charged in connection with the
alleged importation of 661
pounds of marijuana with the
intent to supply.
They were also charged with
conspiracy to import the drugs.
The accused, 22-year-old
Steven Lightbourne of New
Providence and 23-year-old
Michael Stuart Charlton of
Mayaguana, appeared before
Magistrate Carolita Bethel on
The men, who both pleaded
not guilty to all of the charges,
have been remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until October
17 when they will return to
court for a bail hearing.



with intent

to rape
A 34-YEAR-OLD man is
currently standing trial in
Supreme Court on charges of
burglary with the intent to rape
and attempted rape.
The charges are in connec-
tion with an alleged attack on a
woman in her eighties.
The accused, Alutus New-
bold, who is represented by
attorney Michael Smith, is
alleged to have committed the
offences on July 3, 2004.
The offences are alleged to
have taken place at Orange
Creek, Cat Island.
The trial is taking place
before Justice Jon Isaacs. Pros-
ecuting the case is Stephanie
The victim, now 85-years old,
who walked with a cane, had to
be helped into court.
She testified that it was the
accused who broke into her
home and attempted to have
,sex with her.
'' The victim said that in
response, she grabbed, pulled
on and "mashed" his genitals.
She said the accused bit her in
an effort to be released, escaped
through the .hack.door of her
home and ran down the street.

Castro to
return cs
leader, says

CUBA'S foreign minister
said Fidel Castro will return to
his post as maximum leader of
the island, though he did not
say when, state-run media
reported Wednesday, accord-
ing to Associated Press.
"We will again have him lead-
ing tie revolution," Foreign
Minister Felipe Perez Roque
said of the ailing Fidel Castro at
an outdoor event Tuesday to
discuss the ill effects of the U.S.
trade embargo against Cuba,
according to the Communist
Party daily newspaper Granma.
The 80-year-old Castro tem-
porarily ceded power to
younger brother Raul Castro
on July 31, saying, he needed
time to recover from intestinal
Perez Roque told The Asso-
ciated Press in New York last
month that he expected the
Cuban leader to be fully back at
the helm by early December.
But Tuesday's event, which
launched Perez Roque's anti-
embargo campaign ahead of a
Nov. 8 vote on the policy at the
United Nations, marked the
first time a high-ranking official
made similar comments direct-
ly to Cubans. He did not say at
the event when the leader
would return, according to



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MP denounces the

arrival of Cuban

teachers to teach

Bahamas students

MP for South Abaco Robert
Sweeting has complained that
government has acted unwise-
ly in bringing "communist" fig-
ures in to the Bahamas to
teach Bahamian children, in
the form of the recently
arrived Cuban teachers.
Mr Sweeting further,
declared concerns that he
believed the decision on the
part of Cuba to send the teach-
ers is an attempt to "infiltrate"
the Bahamas and in turn,
was evidence of the current
Bahamian government becom-
ing "all too cosy" with the
Cuban administration.
However, Paul Moss, a
lawyer and human rights
activist, has accused Mr Sweet-
ing of "grasping at political
straws" in denouncing the gov-
ernment over the issue.
Mr Sweeting said that he
and a significant number of his
constituents share a concern
about the influence the teach-
ers may have in the Bahamas,
and on children in particular,
arid added that though he

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THE PLP was criticised in
the House of Assembly by
an FNM MP for spending
exorbitant amounts of public
money on a King Airaircraft
and 16 vehicles to visit~Aba-
co to commission an ambu-
lance while other areas go
South Abaco MP Robert
Sweeting told the House of a
.trip made by Health Minister
Dr Bernard Nottage this year
to Abaco to commission the
island's new ambulance.
Explaining his position in
an interview with The Tri-
bune during a break from
the House yesterday, Mr
Sweeting said that "there
seems to be no lack of fund-
ing" for such "extrava-
'"King Air was chartered
when they could, have easily
gone on Bahamasair," Mr
Sweeting said.
"To the best of my knowl-
edge" the chartered jet "sat
on the strip all day" waiting
for the minister, he said.,
:Furthermore while in
Abaco, due to the size of the
minister's entourage -
another cause for concern,
according to Mr Sweeting -
around 16 rental vehicles

"believes in the separation of
church and state" this may
have been a decision upon
which it may have been appro-
priate to have consulted "reli-
gious figures".
Emphasising that he was not
taking issue with the need to
bring in teachers from outside
of the Bahamas, or their capac-
ity to do the job required, the
MP said:
"I have no problem with for-
eign teachers, I have problems
with communist teachers."
His children had been taught
very well under a number of
foreign teachers, and were very
fond of them, he added.
"If the Cuban ambassador
(were) prepared to make a
statement that they're not
communist or atheist then I
would be prepared to accept
that," he said.
However, Mr Sweeting qual-
ified this by claiming that he
doubted that Mr Wilson, the
Cuban Ambassador, would
"make that statement".
Mr Moss described Mr
Sweeting's questioning of the
ideological and religious beliefs

of the teachers as "political
trickery" -possibly referring
to the political sensitivity of
the question, of the current
government's perceived
"close" relationship with Cuba.
Adding that in his opinion,
the focus ought to be on the
level of education that the
teachers can provide, Mr Moss
said that "some of (his) best
teachers" were from outside
of the Bahamas, and he "never
questioned whether they were
communist or atheist."
"It is clear that the reason
they are here is because we
don't have Bahamians to fill
those particular positions," said
"Cuba has done well for
itself, in terms of education. I
have been to Cuba before and
I have even spoken to Ameri-
cans in Cuba who are there at
the behest of their govern-
ment, studying.
"Everyone knows that Cuba
has a very high standard of
education that the Bahamas
will do Well to gather from
them what all they can," he

* ROBERT Sweeting

condemned for

ing on aircraft

were also called for, he said.
Referring to an Abaco school
populated by ab'bu6tMbfftsiu-
dents who have been-ualble to"
obtain funding for a pFdtocopi-
er, and an elderly man to
whom Mr Sweeting spoke on
the day of the minister's visit
- who said he was told b\ his
doctor that medication to treat
his high blood pressure was
unavailable due to a lack ,ofi:
funds, Mr Sweeting said he was
seriously concerned about the
government's priorities in allo-
cating public funding.

During his statement in the
House, Mr Sweeting was asked
b\ aninciedulous Mhinister of
Youth, Sport< and Housing
Neville Wisdom about the num-
ber of vehicles reportedly
involved in the ambulance com-
missioning trip.
Mr Sweeting told The Tri-
bune he cannot corifirm the
number of vehicles, but pointed
. out in the House that he is sure
the ambulance excursion was
less of a drain on public funds
'than Mr Wisdom's notorious $1
million bleacher rental scheme.

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Body blow to hotel tourism trade

AS TOURISM officials huddled in meetings,
yesterday to decide how best to secure the
industry's dykes, the future looked bleak for
the region's hotel business.
The decision to require all US passengers
travelling by air to have passports by January 8,
2007, but to extend the date of that require-
ment to June 1,2009 for cruise passengers and
land crossings at the Canadian and Mexican
borders, sent industry officials into a dither.
Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, secretary gen-
cral for the 32-member Caribbean Tourism
Organisation, likened the impact on the indus-
try to the devastation of a "category six hurri-
"Needless to say, the affected Caribbean
nations are extremely disappointed with this
outcome because the potential economic impact
on their business could be catastrophic," said Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace. "We understand that
some of those affected destinations will be mak-
ing their own statements and taking some spe-
cific action on this matter."
Two weeks ago, the Bahamas and the region
felt secure.-They were assured that they had
been included in the Leahy-Stevens amend-
ment that would allow more time to perfect
the system. In other words, the date for all of
them would be June 1,2009 instead of January
8, 2007 only three months away: The cruise
industry, which-has a strong Washington lobby,
had argued for the 2009 date for itself. The
cruise lines had supported the inclusion of air
travel, which was vital to the Bahamas and the
Caribbean region.
However, it was being whispered that it was
indeed the airline industry, which in negotiating
a special concession for itself, had dropped
Caribbean hoteliers in the bag as a part of their
own deal.
It was being said that to get what they want-
ed the airlines had agreed to the 2007 dead-
Tourism Minister Obie Wilchcombe said
that the Ministry of Tourism's statistics showed
that a relatively small number of US visitors to
the Bahamas, estimated by the World Travel
and TourisimCouncil at 25 per cent, came to the
Bahamas without a passport. However, a top
official at Atlantis estimatedthat 30 to 40 per
cent of their guests travelled without passports.
Hoteliers believe they will be badly hit in the
last minute visitor business from the Florida
area those who decide on the spur of'the
moment to hop a plane for a weekend in the
Bahamas. This will also affect the travelling
Just let's look at the impact, said one tourist
official. Cruise passengers' per capital spending

on Bay Street is about $73 compared to $1,100
per airline passenger. "For arguments sake,"
he said, "let's say we lost 5 per cent of our two
million visitors, that's a loss of 100,000 guests
with a spending capacity of $1,100 per visitor.
(That's $110 million). We are looking at a sub-
stantial loss of revenue, which does not include
all the taxes that will not be paid."
Already airline passengers pay $15 per per-
son departure tax at the airport. On paper the
cruise lines are supposed to pay the same. How-
ever, because of special deals based on the vol-
ume of their business these taxes are cut almost
in half instead of $15 per airline passenger,
the cruise passenger usually pays $7.
Passports for a family of four would add
another $300 to travel expenses, and if an expe-
diting service were used to speed up the issue of
a passport this figure could be doubled.
The cruise industry has always had an unfair
advantage over the land-based hotel business-
cheap labour, a less onerous tax regime, and
not being subject to a country's regulations are
some of the advantages. Also, unlike the hotels,
their casinos don't pay a gaming tax. Already
there is no level playing field. And now with this
latest Bill, which is yet to be signed, hoteliers
have been kicked completely out of the com-
petitive ring.
,; The cruise industry will naturally take advan-
tage of the situation with advertisements read-
ing: "Come sail with me...not only is it cheaper,
more carefree, but passports are not needed."
At one time the slogan was ... "Come fly with
And, replies Mr and Mrs US citizen, as they
see their utility bills expanding by escalating oil
prices: "Why not, at least a cruise will be softer
on our pocket book!"
No wonder hoteliers are hopping mad and
reaching for the nearest telephone to find an
influential friend in Washington.
A 2005 study prepared for the Caribbean
Hotel Association by the World Travel and
Tourism Council, found that in a worst-case
scenario, the Bahamas could lose 13,134 tourism
jobs and $446 million per annum earnings."
For a powerful country like the US that,
prides itself in fairness, thisis indeed a below the
belt body blow for small countries for whom
tourism is their main livelihood. Not only is it a
disaster, but in the words of Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace, it is indeed a category six hurricane.
Surely Washington will see the inequity in
this decision and reverse it with a level playing
So, for the moment, President Bush, please
hold your legislative pen and ask your Con-
gress to give the matter a second thought.

Bahamian drug

offender sends

a message

from US prison

EDITOR, The Tribune.
The Psalmist declared:
"Wherewithal should a young
man cleanse his way? By tak-
ing heed thereto according to
Thy word." (Ps.119:9)
To and for the Bahamian Pub-
Editor, thank you for the
publication of this letter and I
hope and pray that the message
will reach the ones God intends
to rescue if they take heed to
its contents.
This is my real life story now
behind the walls of Florida State
Recreational Centre (FSRC) or
as many may call it Florida
State Prison. Like many of you
I was ignorant or rather
unknowledgeable to the facts
of the consequence of what hap-
pens to those who traffic or
made any kind of attempt to
smuggle illegal substances or
products into the United States.
SIgnorance of the law is no
excuse to break the law. I hope
that by sharing my story that a
change might take place in the
hearts and minds of my fellow
Bahamian people, especially
young men and women or those
who may have family and
friends who may be involved in
the drug trafficking business to
stop, and take heed.
This is something not be tak-.
en lightly because many
Bahamians have passed through
the walls of this jail, and many
more are still here after 10 to 15
years. But what is of greater
interest and concern to me is
the increa ing number of young
Bahamians who have been
arrested over the past several
months, and who do not know
what they.are up against, and
what they have gotten them-
selves into.
First, I would like to make
this very clear for those of you
who do not know: The United
States Government's justice sys-
tem has a zero tolerance for
drug trafficking and smugglers,
and they will do their utmost to
punish you to the full extent of
the law. To them you are a ter-
rorist. They do not care about
your past, or present or future
once you are caught. They do,
not care who you are, where
you came from, who your
lawyer may be, how much mon-
ey you or your family may have,
you are still considered a ter-
The only chance you may
have, and which they give most
traffickers and smugglers in get-
ting a reduced sentence is to
become a confidential infor-
mant (CI) or what we call in

street terms a snitch. Many
Bahamians who have been
arrested, and many back home
are CI's.
Those who are CI's get paid
every time they help the US
make an arrest or drug bust.
For those who are incarcerat-
ed and take the offer to become
a CI, will only be awarded with
less time, and that will happen if
they (the Feds) make the arrest.
The person or persons arrest-
ed must be of more value to
them than you, the informant.
There are so many disadvan-
tages against all of you that may
be involved in the drug traf-
ficking business, and I know
that there will be those sceptics
who will say and think the same
way I did before I got arrested.
I thought I vwas smarter than
the Law. I thought I knew what
I was doing. I thought I had a
better plan than the ones who
got caught before me. I thought
I was careful and the others
were sloppy and inexperienced.
Believe me, I was saying all
these things just like you
because I was trafficking drugs
and getting away while others
were getting caught, and once I
got caught all of that changed.
Like myself, and many oth-
ers we enjoyed the lifestyle that,
comes with being a trafficker,
the money and all the so-called
"finer things in life," and we let
these things become our prima-
ry focus, without any consider-
ation of the consequences that
trails behind our actions. In
hindsight,,I use this statement:
"We see the Cheese,but never
see the Trap." Some of us even
see the trap and know that it's
there, but we just got to have
that Cheese. That is all that
really matters to a drug traf-
ficker most of the time.,
Wanting the cheese has cost
me dearly, but it has also caused
me to gain. God had a better
plan for my life, and what I lost
to the world was nothing com-
pared to what I gain in Jesus
SSince my incarceration I have
literally lost all my personal
belongings, my car, clothes; jew-
ellery, friends...etc, and all my
financial gains, in which -to be
really honest do not bother me
at all, but what does from time
to time is having to watch my
daughter grow up on pictures,
and not being there for her like
I should. Many things can be

regained depending on how old
you are when you are released,
except time. That is the only
thing that cannot be replaced. I
have stopped counting the num-
ber of times. I have heard fel-
low inmates say that of all the
millions they have made from
trafficking drugs that they will
give it all back just to be with
family and loved ones, because
they are going to spend more
than half their lives in prison
and all for that Cheese.
One important thing that I
have learned and that once is
enough for some people, but
for others they seem to want to
continue trying to find new
ways to beat the system, and
repeatedly make the same mis-
take over and over again, ever
learning but never coming to
the knowledge of the truth and
that is, you just cannot beat the
US Government's system.
Someone once said: "A word
to the wise is sufficient," and
believe me I am on the inside
looking out,, and I know that
you are never too wise to make
a mistake, but I have also
learned that "an ounce of pre-
vention is better than a pound
of cure." I am saying all of this
because I truly care and would
not wish for any of my people,
especially young men and
women, to share this experience
of prison life. There are a lot of
us in prison doing some hard
time. I was very fortunate and
blessed to have gotten the time
that I got, and there are those
who are waiting trial whose out-
come may not be the same as
mine. You don't have to come
here to find out how much time
you may or may not get, stop
now while you are ahead.
I am going to be straight up
and honest with you, the US
government knows exactly who
they want, and who they are
looking for.
They don't need to come for
you, they let you come to them.
They will give you a long leash
for a short catch. They are no
joke and will go to the ends of
the Earth to find you, and pay
any amount of money to get
you. I am not saying all of this
to bring fear, but to open our
eyes so that you can stop and
consider your ways. The US
Government is at war against
smugglers and traffickers.
Everyone who tries to smuggle
anything into their country is
considered a terrorist. Once you
fall into their hands under these
circumstances the Bahamas
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and neither can your father,
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THE government has part-
nered with international
organizations to organise a
series of community-based
disaster risk management
programmes in the Bahamas.
The National Emergency
Management Agency
(NEMA) and the Urban
Renewal Programme has
joined with the Bahamas
Red Cross and the European
Community Humanitarian
Office (ECHO) to facilitate
the initiative.
The programmes are
expected to help reduce the
risk communities can face as
a result of a disastrous event,
while providing the public
with the knowledge, skills
and training that will allow
them to avoid bad decisions
that can lead to disasters.
T-he programme will be
launched in the Gambier and
Adelaide communities and
will be expanded into the
Farm Road, West End,
Grand Bahama, and Marsh
Harbour, Abaco communi-
NEMA's interim director
Carl Smith, said the pro-
grammes will allow national
disaster risk managers to
help communities develop
comprehensive disaster risk
management plans; assess
individual risks or vulnera-
bilities that may be specific to
communities, create solutions
to those risks, and identify
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Union boss supports idea

of accreditation council

PUBLIC Service Union pres-
ident John Pinder told The Tri-
bune that while he has "con-
cerns" about the creation of a
national accreditation and
equivalency council for educa-
tion, he does support the idea.
The union leader's remarks
came in response to Public Ser-
vice Minister Fred Mitchell's
speech in the House yesterday,
in which he also supported the
proposed accreditation council.
Mr Mitchell described edu-
cational accreditation as a "live
issue" within the public service.
He said it is important for the
Bahamas to put forward the
image of a country of high stan-
dards in the global market.
The minister also suggested
that the proposed council
should in the future replace the
Public Service Commission as
the body responsible for
approving degrees obtained by

public servants.
Mr Pinder said that despite
his support for the council, he
hopes it is not a way of "chang-
ing the rules in the middle of
the game."
"At the moment, there are
(educational) institutions in the
country that are on their way.
to having completely satisfied
all the criteria for approval and
are only awaiting for their
approval from the Public Ser-
vice Commission."
He said he hoped the creation
of this council would not
impede the progress of these
Mr Pinder said that there is
also a problem with the Public
Service Commission controlling
the number of credits civil ser-
vants are allowed to take in a
"There are a number of our
members who have already

obtained degrees from accred-
ited institutions in the country,
but still the Public Service Com-
mission tells them that they
have to go back school to do
extra credits," he said.
Mr Pinder said this is because
it was the commission's view
that as part-time students, the
workers had taken enough
courses per semester.
The union boss said that he
hoped that the new council will
ensure that proper policies are
put in place to govern these
A bill for the establishment
of the council was proposed in
parliament by Minister of Edu-
cation Alfred Sears last week.
In his speech to the House,
Mr Sears said that the council
would be like a "national voice
for quality assurance in educa-
tion and training" in the

New council 'could

renew faith in system'

THE government has an
opportunity to make a dramat-
ic departure from the status quo
and renew public faith in the
education system according to
Garden Hills MP Veronica
Speaking in the House of
Assembly during debate on the
National Accreditation and
Equivalency Bill, yesterday, Ms
Owens said the legislation is a
chance to create an infrastruc-
ture for a professional learning
and accountability that places
emphasis on standards for edu-
cators as well a students on
every level.
"Accreditation is an assess-
ment, and standardisation sys-
tem of a country, therefore in
this act unless the contract
otherwise requires accredita-
tion means evaluation and

approval of an institution or
programme that has met the
established standards of quality
relative to it mission education-
al objectives, resources, pro-
grammes and services," she
A standards-based education
system, Ms Owens said, will lev-
el the playing field and make
all aspects of education account-
She said that to develop gen-
uine accountability for student
learning, the Bahamas needs
education polices that use
assessments to guide improve-
ments in schools.
"It is my view that strong aca-
demic standards are essential
for providing the sturdy foun-
dation we need to dramatically
improve studenft'achieenient
and regain public cotifideiice in
.; ' '. V U,

our education system," she said.
With the establishment of
standards through an accredi-
tation and equivalency council,
Ms Owens said that there is a
need to ensure that the stan-
dards that are set for future gen-
erations are high.
The MP pointed out that
every scenario has pros and
cons, and this proposed system
is no different.
"There is that segment of
society who could come up with
'an ironclad argument for why
any programme would not work
and an equal number to justify
its potential success. If the pros
outweigh the cons by as little
as one point then we have an
obligation to give that pro-
gramme a try until we come up
with the perfect programme,"
NMs Owens said. "'

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Tribune Freeport
FREEPORT The Depart-
ment of Social Services will host
a town meeting tonight to get

input from the public on the
proposed changes to the
Domestic Violence Act.
Paula Marshall, assistant
director of Social Services in
Freeport, said that the meeting
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tributed to a growing number
of the murders that take place
in the Bahamas.
Ms Marshall, along with
social services officers Deborah
Strachan, Karen Stubbs and
Vanda Capron, announced that
the town meeting will be held at
7pm at the Foster Pestaina Hall
at Christ the King Church on
Pioneer's Way.


"We are encouraging the
public to come out because we
will tell them about some of the
very important changes to the

Domestic Violence Act," she
Ms Marshall noted that the
current domestic violence leg-
islation sets limitations on the
"It specifies how the law
could intervene and what the
court could do . and if a
policeman is called to a home
after receiving a report of a
beating, if there is no indica-
tion of bruises on the victim,
and if the abusing spouse is
very calm, then what is the
police to do?" she asked.
Mrs Marshall said usually,
when there is no evidence of
physical abuse, the matter is
deferred, or the victim would

be given an opportunity to
However, she points out
that the proposed legislation
makes it easier for the officer
to take action if called.
"What is also interesting
about the (proposed) act is
that the person who is calling
does not have to be the hus-
band or wife, it can be anyone
in the household," she
Mrs Marshall said the new
act would also cover domestic
violence against senior citizens.
She added that children who
are abused in domestic situa-
tions will also be protected
under the new legislation.

Doctors to be honoured

for their long service

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Two promi-
nent doctors on Grand Bahama
will be honoured on Saturday
for their many.years of out-
standing work by the Grand
Bahama Medical and Dental
Dr Pamela Etuk and Dr
Catherine Adderley will be
recognized at an Awards Ban-
quet hosted by the Association
at the Our Lucaya Resort.
The event, which begins at
8pm, will be held under the
patronage of Minister of Health
and National Insurance Dr
Bernard Nottage and his wife
It will culminate a medical
symposium featuring national
and international speakers
focusing on partnership in
Special guests from New
Providence and North America

are expected to be in atten-
Dr Etuk has served the
Grand Bahama community for
the past 25 years. She is a vol-
unteer, relief worker and inter-
nal fRdicine consultant with
the Public Hospital AuthoriiN
and" the Grand Bahama'
Health Services.
She is also a relief physician
on the Disaster Management
Team, a past president and
treasurer of the Grand
Bahama Medical and Dental
Association and a member of
the Grand Bahama Chamber
of Commerce.
Dr Catherine Adderley will
be named the first dentist to
complete over 13 years of
"exemplary full-time services"
in the public sector on Grand
She is responsible, for the
dental health services branch

of the public Hospitals
Authority in Grand Bahama
and the associated cays.,
Dr Adderley is a member
of the Grand Bahama Med-
ical and Dental Association
(GBMDA) and currently acts
as its dental executive repre-
She also served as a mem-
ber of the Bahamas Dental
Council, the Bahamas Dental
Association and the American
Dental Association, and is a
member of the Grand Bahama
Chamber of Commerce.
The GBMDA is encourag-
ing the public to attend the
banquet and celebrate with the
two honourees.
Tickets are available at the
Rand Memorial Hospital, the
Lucayan Medical Center East,
and the Bahamas Institute of
Plastic Surgery at Millennium

SIn brief

Puerto Ricol

airports in
loss due to

rising costs

San Juan
PUERTO Rico's small air '
ports have lost millions of dol'-"
lars (euros) over the past yeaP
due to rising operational ancdl
fuel costs, the port authority3'
chief said Wednesday, accord-.
ing to Associated Press. 1 '
The US territory's 10 region,7
al airports have lost up to US$8'
million, said Port Authorityl
Executive Director Fernand6o
Bonilla. "t
Reduced traffic also was a fac-
tor in the financial setbacks at1
most of the facilities, though two7
airports Ponce in the south,
and Aguadilla in the northeast
- have reported an increase ini
customers, Bonilla said.
The island's main airport
Luis Munoz Marin Internation-
al Airport reported a record'
number of arrivals in a 12-
month period from October
2004 to October 2005 with 10.6
million passengers. The airport
in San Juan, a major Caribbean
hub, also experienced a slight
increase in cargo traffic.

Trinidad and'
Mexico sign
TRINIDAD and Mexico
have signed a treaty setting up a
framework for resolving dis-
putes between investors in the
two countries, according to
Associated Press.
The pact aimed at boosting
trade says differences that can-
not be settled through negotia-
tion should go to an indepen-
dent arbitrator or the courts,,
according to Clarence Walker,
spokesman for Trinidad's rati''e
m ministry .' : ' .'.': i'.
"It will make it easier to
resolve any problems or dis-
agreements that could comn up
following investments," Walker
said. "That will hopefully
encourage investment between
the countries since people will
feel protected."
Trinidad's trade minister Kenl
Valley signed the treaty Ti iesday'
in Port-of-Spain with Ale:iandro
Gomez Strozzi, a Mexica min-
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starts to
smoking ban

PEOPLE caught lighting
up in bars, restaurants and
other enclosed public spaces
will face fines under a new
law in this British Atlantic
territory, according to Asso-
ciated Press.
The law to protect workers
from secondhand smoke was
passed by Bermuda's parlia-
ment six months ago. A grace
period was allowed so smok-
ers could adjust to the ban,
which took effect Sunday.
Violators face a penalty of
US$250 (eurol96) for a first
offense and up to US$1,000
(.euro785) for repeat viola-
tions. The government
refused to grant exemptions
to bars that lobbied to opt out
of the ban.
Bar owner Danny Moore
welcomed the anti-smoking
law, though he had applied
for an exemption.
"I figure it's better for all.
It's good for those who don't
even know it's good for
them," he said.
The law permits smokers
to light up at venues with
open porches, terraces and
A ban on cigarette vend-
ing machines and advertising
tobacco products at sporting
events has been in force since
Jan. 1 in Bermuda, where
smokers make up about 17
percent of the population.

officer killed
at mall in

AN off-duty rookie police
officer was killed by a gun-
.man who opened fire in a
shopping mall on the out-.
,skirts of the Jamaican capi-
tal, authorities said Tuesday,
according to Associated Press.
Constable Conrad Reid
was shopping in Kingston's
,Portmore suburb on Monday
',night when he was shot mul-
tiple times by the gunman,
- police spokesman Sgt. Jubert
;Llewylyn said. No one else
,was harmed.
Witnesses said the assailant
ran to a waiting car and
escaped after killing the 21-
year-old officer, who joined
,the police department last
Reid was the ninth police
officer to be gunned down
this year in the violence-
wracked Caribbean country.
Most of the officers were off-
Sduty when they were slain.
Police did not have a
motive for the killing. No
arrests have been made.
"The brutal slaying of Con-
stable Reid is another exam-
ple of how far criminals in our
Society will go toward achiev-
ing their goals," Police Com-
missioner Lucius Thomas

Independent MP criticised

for 'defending PLP' on show

ST Margarets MP Pierre
Dupuch was severely criticised
yesterday by members of the
public who accused him of
defending the PLP on a popular
talk show.
Irate callers said Mr Dupuch
had betrayed his former party,
the FNM, and one referred to
him as a public relations repre-
sentative for the Progressive
Liberal Party.
As a guest on Jeff Lloyd's
show 'Real Talk', Mr Dupuch
said that too much media atten-
tion was being placed on the
altercation between MPs Keny-
atta Gibson and Keod Smith.
He alleged that the FNM was
putting more emphasis than nec-
essary on the issue to strengthen
their own personal causes. ,
However, several callers
thought that Mr Dupuch should

concentrate on the government
in power instead of criticising.
former prime minister Hubert
Ingraham and the FNM.
One caller said: "It seems like
you folks spend more time try-
ing to ridicule the FNM. Let's
stop talking about opposition.
Let's talk about the PLP they
are the government, they are
our leaders. Let's talk about
them, they are the people who
we elected to lead."
The caller added that one of
the roles of the opposition is to
criticise the government on any-
thing they are doing wrong.
However, Mr Dupuch said he
was not attempting to criticise
the FNM but was criticising the
media for over-analysing the
issue when other issues of equal
or greater importance received
less attention.
"First of all I am here to
answer questions, rot to ask

questions, so when I'm asked
questions, I answer what my
opinion is," he said.
"I am saying it has been over-
played and a lot of things were
exaggerated by the opposition.
"I was simply bringing you
comparisons and showing by
those examples how this Gib-
son business is being over-
played," Mr Dupuch said.
"I am criticising the FNM
because they are acting very
badly," he added.
Nonetheless, one caller said
she believed that Mr Dupuch
was cunningly attempting to

influence the Bahamian public.
She said that there was no
credibility in what the MP said
and that he was only trying to
justify a fight that could not be
Mr Dupuch, who seemed to
remain undaunted, suggested
throughout the show that the
public check the facts and draw
conclusions of their own.
He noted that he was not try-
ing to take away from the seri-
ousness of the issue but was
merely saying that some peo-
ple were deliberately overplay-
ing it for personal reasons.

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT United States
Customs officials are now sta-
tioned at Freeport Container
Port to screen containers bound
for the United States.
The move is part of the new
Container Security Initiative
(CSI) signed recently between
the US and Bahamas.
It has also been officially con-
firmed that the US Customs
and Border Control will con-
tinue its pre-clearance opera-
tion in the Bahamas, particu-
larly at Grand Bahama Inter-
national Airport and the Lyn-
den Pindling International Air-
port in Nassau.
US Ambassador John Rood
and Minister 9f Fo i:i g in Affairs
Fred Mitchell toured the con-
tainer port on Tuesday to view
operations of the recently enact-
ed Megaports Programme and
CSI agreement.
At a press conference held at
US Pre-Clearance at the air-
port, Mr Rood stated that three
US Customs officials are sta-
tioned at the container port to
work along with Bahamian Cus-
toms officials.
Freeport now joins 49 other
ports under the new CSI, andis
one of six ports where the Mega-
ports programme is operational.
Under CSI, US customs offi-
cials review container manifests
arid screen suspicious containers
for weapons of mass destruction.
The Megaports Programme
uses specialised equipment to
scan cargo containers for sus-
picious radioactive materials.
Ambassador Rood was very
pleased with the operations and
reported that 90 per cent of the
containers going through the
port are being scanned.
"The container security ini-
tiative... was just agreed to a
couple weeks ago, and that
process is already being started

and we are awaiting a final piece
of equipment that will be com-
ing early in November," he said.
In addition to the high suc-
cess rate in terms of the number
of containers being scanned, Mr
Rood said the CSI enables US
Customs officials to pre-clear
containers in Freeport.
This provides an advantage
for both the container port and
shippers, he said.
"Shippers won't have their
containers held up when they
reach the US and that often
could take two weeks and
longer, so it gives the port in
Freeport a competitive advan-
tage over other ports that don't
offer this service," he explained.
Mr Mitchell said security is key
to the success of the container
port and Freepbrtiwhic&fe b6ie
of the inost inporiant cimiiinr-
cial centres in the country .
"The government takes very
keen interest at the highest lev-
els in the success of this port.
And so therefore it was a spe-
cial honour through the Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs in co-
operation with the US Embassy
to be able to guide these various
processes to where we are today
- to see the CSI, to see Mega-
ports Initiative all come to
fruition and a level of technol-
ogy, application and use of that
technology by both Bahamians
and Americans at making the
security of our countries to be
the highest priority," he said.
Mr Mitchell pointed out' that
contraband and illegal narcotics
may also be discovered as a by-
product of the new screening
Ambassador Rood said there
had been some financial and
security concerns regarding pre-
clearance in Freeport.
He noted that five potential.
breaches have been.addressed
and recommendations made
have allowed pre-clearance to

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Association president I G Stubbs.

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* AGRICULTURE specialist Rei Budhu shows North Andros 0 SUPER Value's Clifton Fernander was happy with what he
MP Vincent Peet and a team of buyers from New Providence saw in this field of tomatoes during his weekend tour of North
around North Andros HighSchool's agriculture programme Andros farms.

NORTH Andros Farmers
won the support of leading New
Providence buyers following a
tour of farms last weekend.
"I say with all sincerity that as
long as you produce a good
quality crop, Super Value can
assure you of our support," said
Clifton Fernander; who repre-
sented the foodstore chain.
Along with Subway Restau-
rants' Wesley Bastian, Prime,
Bahamas' Dario Maycock, and
I G Stubbs of Bahamas Agri-
cultural Producers Association,
they were joined by a team
from Bahamas Agricultural and
Industrial Corporation (BAIC).
"There are several established
bu\ ers 'iho are prepared to buy
from tarmers who can produce
quality products," North Andros

MP Vincent Peet told farmers,
"Really, the sky will be the lim-
it for those who.are serious."
At a public meeting, North
Andros Farmers Association
president Cecil Gaitor laid out
some of the challenges they
faced especially the high cost
of production.
Earlier, the group toured the
agriculture centre at the North
Andros High School headed by
specialist Rei Budhu.
Fernander, Super Value's
buyer, told farmers that con-
sumers "are demanding in our
stores that we display and sell
good quality, size and tasty
fruits and vegetables .
He said Super Value believes
the current reliance on import-,
ed food is "extremely high".

"It is only by farmers
throughout this country pro-
ducing and making the public
aware of the good quality fruits
and vegetables they are capa-
ble of producing, then we will
be able to reduce the amount
of food imports to our country.
"Remember, it's all about the
consumer and making them
happy with their purchases," Mr
Fernander said. "At the end of
the day quality is an issue."
Dario Maycock, representing
Prime Bahamas, noted that
forecasting is a serious problem
with Bahamian farmers.
"If, for example, farmers say
there ,are noitomatoes in the
Bahamas," ":i J Ni Ma.iycock,
"we are going to import them.
But then come.tomorrow we

BIS photo: Gladstone Thurston)
are told there are boxes of
tomatoes at Potter's Cay Dock,
and we get blamed for import-
ing tomatoes when there are so
many tomatoes in the country.
"Proper forecasting is need-
ed. The moment you place those
seedlings in.the ground you
need to call us and let us know."
SI G Stubbs, president of the
Bahamas Agricultural Produc-
ers Association, urged farmers
to present a united fron.
"You should become price
makers where you negotiate a
price that is beneficial to you
and your industry, he said.
The group also included B AIC
consultant Benjamin liMa Raing,
Assistant: gi .. ,Ii.' manager
Arnold Doisett and technical co-
ordinator Errington Watkins.

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AGRICULTURE is a vital
component of for any
Caribbean economy according
to one regional expert.
Dr Chelston Brathwaite,
director general of the Inter-
American Institute for Co-oper-
ation on Agriculture, said that
farming must be recognized in
the region for what it is the
bed-rock of society and the cor-
nerstone of any economy.
"Agriculture is a strategic see-

THE Ministry of Educa-
S tion, Science and Technolo-
gy has embarked on a num-
ber of initiatives to the fur-
y their growth and develop-
ment of agricultural science
in public schools.
Beverly Taylor, assistant
S director of education,
i announced the move while
addressing the sixth annual
Caribbean Week of Agricul-
S ture at the Radisson Cable
Beach Resort on Monday.
"Our mandate to
strengthen the agricultural
science education in all
schools.has caused us to
search and examine agricul-
ture based programmes and
initiatives germane to the
Caribbean region," Ms Tay-
lor said.
She also announced that
the ministry is revisiting
S the revised draft of the
,United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organisation
(UNESCO) School Gar-
den Project, developing a
proposal for the Telefood
Project and poised to
implement the hydropon-
ics system co-sponsored by
S the Inter-American Insti-
tute for Co-operation in
Agriculture (IICA).
In the Bal; .5:ia,, ,the aver-
S.age. age of: fasnimrs iso-over
55-years-old. Hence, sus-
tainability of agriculture and
marine resources in the
Region depends primarily on
the level of involvement of
the youth, Ms Taylor told
the conference.
S The IICA seed education
as the key component for
developing the "new" agri-
culture, Ms Taylor said.
And, successive govern-
ments of the Bahamas have
recognized the need "to
strengthen agricultural sci-
ence education in all schools
requiring them to maintain
vegetable and flower gar-
dens" and "rejuvenate the

tor of any economy, that of any
country, based on science that
contributes to food security,
national social stability and the
preservation of the environment
for this and future generations,"
he said.
He was speaking during the
sixth-annual Food and Agricul-
tural Organisation's Caribbean
Week of Agriculture yesterday.
which is being held to promote
agricultural development in the

agriculture sector particular-
ly in agriculture commodi-
ties such as poultry, port and
mutton," she said.
To ensure implementation
of these and other national
policies, the Ministry of Edu-
cation presently:
provides teachers
resources and to some extent
the technical assistance nec-
essary for expansion toward
sustainable development of
agricultural science pro-
grammes. Units include: veg-
etable production, animal
husbandry, ornamental hor-
ticulture and lawn mainte-
infuses across the curric-
ula environmental education
with an emphasis on conser-
vation, in an effort to devel-
op environmental stewards
throughout the Bahamas
*; provides teacher train-
ing workshops in fisheries
education with the aim of
establishing fisheries train-
ing courses in communities
throughout the archipelago
allots a large segment of
the social studies curriculum
to studying the fishing indus-
try in the Bahamas
runs nautical and marine
science programmes in two
senior high schools on New
Providence and one on'
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"Striving to sustain agri-
culture and marine resources
through education and the
involvement of youth
requires collaboration, sup-
port and involvement of
stakeholders," Ms Taylor,
She recognized the IICA,
the Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO), the
Organisation of American
States (OAS), and the Min-
istry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources as prima-

Mr Brathwaite emphasised
the importance of the event,
describing it as "the single point
of reference, communication
and dialogue for agriculture in
'the Caribbean."
He said that in the future,
agriculture will become more
important in the production of
energy because of the high price
of petroleum.
Mr Brathwaite added that it
is essential that the agricultural
sector be able to produce food

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U MINISTER of Agriculture and
Marine Resources Leslie Miller
speaking at the conference.
(Photo: Onan Bridgewater/
Tribune staff)

and encre srmultaneously.
fl .,.tdl "AApricullmue is the
tnst uLnt.nit loi social equilbri-
um l'o social justice and tor
reducing the tension between
the rich and the poor and the
urban and the rural."
Mi Bi athwaite said that il the
Caribbehan conlunues to depend
on fast-lood instead of its own
food. "we are headed in the
wrong direction."
He said that the food security
of a nation and the sustainable

development of the rural econ-
nmy arc national issues that
require the commitment of the
state, the government and the
leaders to make agriculture
what it should be.
Under the theme: "Sustain-

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resources for the future," the;
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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama
- Organisers have announced
that tickets are now available
for the "Wild West Fest" to
be held on October 27.
The event is being billed as
an all-out, Western themed
cocktail party on the grounds
of the Grand Bahama Chil-
dren's Home and guests were
guaranteed "lots of tasty food,
drinks and good ol' fashioned
"We were thrilled with the
support our first event of this
kind received. Over 300 attend-
ed our 'Pirate's Adventure' last
year and enjoyed great food,
drinks, surprises and entertain-
ment from the children while
seeing firsthand where the
donations go directly to our
children and to the running of
the home," said Lady Henrietta
St George, chairman of the
Grand Bahama's Children's
Home. "As a result, we've
decided to host 'Wild West
Fest' another fantastic event
at the home to raise both crit-
ical funds and important aware-
ness right here on the grounds."
At the Wild West Fest, guests
will once again be treated to
food, drinks and special enter-
Line dancing, a best western
costume competition, a "jail n'
bail" attraction and more are
all planned as a part of the fun.
"We're going all out for the
Wild West Fest so grab y6;ur
partners, throw on those boots
and make your way down to the
Children's Home for a great
evening," said committee mem-
ber Shelia Smith.
All proceeds from the Wild
West Fest will go to offset the
operational costs of the Grand
Bahama Children's Home
which relies heavily on dona-
tions and volunteers from the
corporate and private commu-

nity in addition to funds from
the government.
"Each year, we look to the
Grand Bahama community to
help keep the home going,"
explained Lady Henrietta St
George. "Grand Bahama. has
incredible children at'the Chil-
dren's Home children which
need the basics like all children:
love, nurturing, food, clothing,
time. That is why this event is
so important in our efforts to
raise these much needed funds."
There are also ways to help

for those who cannot attend the
Wild West Fest individuals,
families and businesses can
become patrons of the Grand
Bahama Children's Home start-
ing at $50 per year or sponsor a
The Grand Bahama Chil-
dren's Home is currently home
to 19 children between the ages
of 9 months and 12 years old.
Interested persons are urged
to visit the home's website,
m for more information.

GB Port Authority plans

environmental campaign
Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT The Grand Bahama Port Authority in collaboration
with private and public entities have launched a major campaign to pro-
tect the island's environment.
Nakira Wilchcombe, environmental manager at the Port Authority,
said the primary focus of the 'Keep Grand Bahama Clean' campaign
is educate the wider community about the importance of achieving and
maintaining a healthy environment.
The Department of Health Services, the Urban Renewal Pro-
gramme, local government city councils and sanitation officials have
also lent their support to the campaign.
A number of activities have been planned this month, including pre-
sentations, the publication of environmental messages and the distri-
bution of literature to schools, businesses and civic organizations.
1~s Wilchcrombub ,aid the month will culminate with a grand clean-up
day on October 28.
"The committee members have decided, rather than focus on the
entire island superficially on that day, a specific area should be chosen.
Consequently, through the consensus of the committee, the Piner-
idge community was selected as the site for this exercise," she said.
Once completed, Ms Wilchcombe said, the campaign will.move to
other areas throughout the island between now and the beginning of
2007, with a goal of eventually reaching all communities or settle-
Ms Wilchcombe said it is hoped that campaign will cause greater
awareness of the fact that keeping the environment clean should be a
way of life.

RBC Supports
Royal Bahamas
Police Force
Father and Son

In keeping with RBC Royal Bank of
Canada and RBC FINCO's
commitment to help build strong
communities, the organization, in.
partnership with the Royal Bahamas
Police Force Reserves recently

sponsored a one day father and son
seminar. The seminar was held
under the theme "Restoring the
Whole Man" and addressed common
social problems faced by Bahamian
"The strengthening of the men in
our communities is one of the keys
to building a Stronger Bahamas. For
nearly a century Royal Bank and RBC
FINCO have been committed to
building The Bahamas and as such
we were proud to support the Police
Reserves in this effort," Deborah
Zonicle, Manager, Marketing, RBC
Caribbean Banking.

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When leaders fight the people lose

W HILE Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson
were or were not brawling, a crit-
ical prison report alleging cor-
ruption among prison officers lin-
gered in secrecy with its contents
hidden from the public.
While Messrs Smith and Gib-
son did or did not slap or punch
each other in the sacred Cabinet
Room, the country's murder rate
stood at forty, high above what it
was the same time last year and
the nation's chief police officer,
Commissioner Paul Farguharson,
was arriving at the conclusion
that the nation's crime problem
was an issue "too large, too com-
plex and too costly" for his force
to tackle alone.
While Smith and Gibson did
or did not damage government
property drop-kicking or not
drop-kicking each other, almost
twenty thousand Bahamians
remained unemployed wonder-
ing when they would enjoy eco-
nomic relief.
While the two colourful MPs
were or were not making up after
a fight that did or did not happen,
scores of Bahamian children
remain victims of adult predators
who steal their-innocence and
damage their futures.
While Mr Smith or Mr Gibson
did or did not karate chop each
other, thousands of the nation's
schoolchildren remain living
below their potential, stigmatised
by an average D+ grade that pub-
lic officials explain away as most-
ly the fault of parents.
While the fight that the good
gentlemen did or did not have
was covered up or not covered
up by the nation's chief execu-
tive, the country's main source
of revenue remained under
threat by a US initiative requiring
all Americans to have a passport
before re-entering their country
from The Bahamas; a require-
ment that Canada, unlike our-
selves, will not have to deal with
until 2009, having been given a
generous extension by the US.
While Kenyatta and Keod
were or were not punching their
colleagues who were trying to
separate them from an exagger-
ated fight they did or did not
have, an island called Grand
Bahama remained in the eco-
nomic duldrums watching for an
opening of a hotel that may or
may rid6t"happen because it is sup-
posed to be purchased by

investors who may or may not
be legitimate.
While the good gentlemen may
or may not resign, may or may
not be fired, may or may not
come clean about what happened
there is great certainty that many
important advances our country
needs to make hangs in the bal-
That is the problem with lead-
ers fist-fighting or appearing to
fist-fight among themselves; pro-
ductive energy necessary to seize
excellent opportunities and
address pressing challenges gets
diverted to the sensational idiocy
of their puerile antics.
That is why when the actions
of leaders bring their offices into
disrepute, they should dismiss
themselves from their offices
because in doing so they allow
the offices they occupied to func-
tion fully. After all, it is the
offices that are pre-eminent in
the service of the state. If peo-
ple lose confidence in the office,
then the state suffers because the
office will remain long after the
personalities that occupy them
All I say is, grow the dickens
up boys and let the men in you
come forth to make judgments
worthy of your God-given poten-

something happened
between MPs Keod Smith
and Kenyatta Gibson in the Cab-
inet Room a few nights ago. At
the time it happened, only PLP
parliamentarians were in the
room, we presume, since it was a
PLP parliamentarians' meeting.
Therefore, all reports that came
out of the room were given by
PLP parliamentarians. One
would think that since all these
good gentlemen and ladies were
colleagues having each other's
interest at heart, they would want
to speak only truth about the
matter, especially if nothing seri-
ous happened. Yet, the reports
coming out of the room that
made their way into the press
spoke of a brawl, a fist fight that
left parties injured and property
PM Christie was not in the
room when the alleged fight took
place and therefore had to

receive his report from someone
who was in the room, someone
who was a PLP parliamentarian.
presumably a minister. Surely no
senior PLP parliamentarian
would mislead the PM. There-
fore, one expects that the PM
was given a detailed account of
what happened so that he could
make sensible judgments on the
matter. The PM in commenting
on the matter publicly claimed
that the reports were exaggerat-
ed. The question is, exaggerated
by whom?
The press and the public
received reports that one has to
conclude came from someone or
some persons who were in the
room; all of whom had to be PLP
parliamentarians. Why would
such persons want to exaggerate
a matter that could cause embar-
rassment to their colleagues and
party? Why would they want to
put their leader, the PM, in a
position where he spoke untruth
publicly about the matter?
Even following the PM's com-
ments, reports continue to sur-
face from very reliable sources
that there was indeed a genuine
fight that was far from the docile
affair that both PM Christie and
Messrs Gibson and Smith sug-
The fact is that, beyond any
exaggeration, someone is not
telling the truth in this matter.
Either those who reported to the
PM, the PM, the MPs or those
who were in the room and leaked
the story to the press ic .ne first
place were not bl'. honest
about what truly happened.
Interestingly enough, all these
persons are PLP supporters and,
should have had a commitment
to each other's well-being and
would certainly want to tell the
truth if the matter was not so seri-
ous. Since the reports surfacing
suggest otherwise, we are left to
conclude that either someone is
lying or PLP parliamentarians
do not care for each other after
all. Whichever is the case, since
the nation's affairs are being con-
ducted by these persons, we have
much cause for concern.

F or the record, our
sources tell us that what
happened went something like
this: Keod Smith and Aenyatta
Gibson had a hc.ited c\i;ricLn-,

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over a client. In the midst of their
argument, Mr Gibson insulted
Mr Smith using certain ethnic
When Mr Gibson turned his
back to walk away thinking that
the matter had ended, Mr Smith
ran behind him and drop-kicked
him in the back almost shoving
him through a window in the
Cabinet Office. He then jumped
on Mr Gibson and proceeded to
karate chop him.
At some point, Mr Sidney
Stubbs made his way toward the
two gentlemen, presumably to
separate them, but Mr Gibson,
thinking that he was being
ganged, threw a blow at Mr
Stubbs striking him down. He
then was able to get in a couple
of blows on Mr Smith before they
were separated.
In the process of their brawl-
ing, some damage was done to
the glass on top of the huge table
in the middle. If this account is
incorrect, it would be wonderful
if some of the persons who were
there could offer, in corroborated
fashion, a more accurate report.
They should only bear in mind
that there are some who were
very close to the action who have
already given their account to
others and their story cannot like-
ly be contradicted.

Be sure of this, we all
have biases and every
bias isn't bad. I have a bias for
pea soup and dumpling above
every other food in the world. Is
that bad? I also have a bias
against smoking marijuana. Is
that bad?
Many reactions to Keod and
Kenyatta's fight have definitely
been biased and that does not
mean that those reactions have
been without merit. It is totally
ridiculous for some people to sug-
gest that just because a person
who is an FNM calls for Messrs
Smith's and Gibson's resignations
that means that they are over-.
r'acting or unreasonable for

doing so
done th
token, ji
say that
not resil
they are

tall Brent Symonette and ,lit
P ALindy Russell'?
S TA LK One wonders how some i .t 1 i
ss _____ same people who now say that
too much is being made of it
L A I N G would have reacted. Would th-'v
still insist that we should move
on and bury the hatchet? One
really must wonder.
all, some PLPs have also Fortunately for the FNM i
e same. By the same does not have to entertain ihi,
ust because some PLPs question because thus far its IM Pl
the gentlemen should have conducted themselves will
gn does not mean that the decorum and dignity required
under-reacting or being of their offices, unlike t wo (
nable. People do have their PLP counterparts.

opinions of their own and, though
biased at times, their biases need
not make their opinions bad.
It is interesting, however, to
ask this question: What if the
fight had taken place between
two FNM parliamentarians, say


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against the expelled envoys,
but said Cuba had "a long
record" of spying against the
US. It said the expulsions
related to specific activities
and were not influenced by
the arrest of dissidents or
Cuba's position on the Iraq
Within weeks, Mr Gonza-
lez'- who was given ten days
to leave the US arrived in
Nassau, apparently with the
undercover role of influenc-
ing Mr Garcia against defec-
Yesterday's disclosure
comes just a month after The
Tribune's INSIGHT revealed

sources' claims that at least
five full-time. Cuban agents
are working in Nassau, mostly
behind the facades of retail
"Their primary aim is to
track Cubans from Miami who
use Nassau as a staging post
on the way to Havana," said
"This is part of a security
strategy aimed at protecting
Fidel Castro's regime from
outside influence and possi-
ble attack."
The, article added: "But
local politicians, business peo-
ple and media figures are also
listed in their highly confiden-
tial dossiers."

At the time: INSIGHT
offered Cuban ambassador
Felix Wilson an opportunity
to respond to its claims. IHe
failed to do so.
And this week, during a
radio talk show, Mr Wilson
was again non-committal
when asked if Cuban spies
were working in Nassau.
Sources now claim that Nas-
sau is becoming increasingly
important as a "trading post"
for Cuban nickel and cement
and that Havana's interest
here is growing, mainly
because the Bahamas is a free
society close to the United
Castro's agents also report-

A single storey incomplete Triplex Apartment Building (gross floor area 2,016 sq.ft.),
consists of Two two bedrooms and One- one Bedroom units each with one bathroom,
living-dining room and kitchen and situate about.166-feet south of Bellot Road and
1/2 mile east of Gladstone Road and comprising 87,120 sq.ft. or 2 acres
Appraised value: $377,000
Utilities: Electricity, Water and Telephone

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For conditions of the sale and any other information, please contact:
The Commercial Credit Collection Unit
at: 356-1685 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 November 3, 2006
Serious enquiris only

edly see Bahamas authorities
as "a soft touch" when it
comes to undercover intelli-
gence gathering.
"Cuba sees Bahamian
politicians as extremely
naive," said one, "they are
able to do things here that
they are forbidden from doing
elsewhere. The overall objec-
tive is to lure the Bahamas
into Castro's ideological
Cuba's relations with the
Bahamas is of special note to
the US, which is concerned
about this country's apparent
"leftward drift" towards the
non-aligned movement in the
Caribbean region.


leave granted

for Dwight and

Keva Major
FROM page one
make the application for the
appeal and did not understand
what was going on.
"I am at a loss for words.
Can you just explain what is
going on?" Keva Major asked.
The justices explained that
all documents have to be
properly worded and submit-
ted to the court. However Jus-
tice Ganpatsingh said that out
of an abundance of caution,
so as not to deprive them of
their constitutional rights, the
court would grant them con-
ditional leave to the Privy
Council. The Majors will
return to court at a later date
for final leave to the Privy

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(Lot No. 42, Lower Bogue)

Alll that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements,
in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera,
being No. 42, comprising of about 11,570 sq. ft., this
site encompasses a 25 year old single story home
comprising of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one
incomplete), front room, dining, kitchen and basement
area. Total living area is approximately 1,703.66 sq.
ft. and basement area about 144 sq. ft. This home
is in good condition. The land is flat and on a hill,
and is clear of all debis. Area is complete with all
goods, utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $108,934.00
This property is situated on the northern side of the road
leading to the public cemetery and approximately 66 ft
westerly from the main Eleuthera Highway in the settlement
of Lower Bogue.


AlIl that parcel of land having an approximate area of 9,000
sq ft, located on the above mentioned lot is a single family
wooden structure, 25ft by 40 ft with asphalt shingled roof.
This house is approximately 15 yr old and comprising of 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining area and kitchen. This
house is in need of some serious repairs. The future life of
this house depends on the repairs that will be carried out.
Without repairs it is not more than about 5 years. If upgrading
and maintenance is carried out it could be longer the land
rises above road level, to a height in excess of approximately
15ft above sea level, with no likelihood of flooding in a
Appraisal: $30,000.00
This house is located off the main Murphy Town Road about 150
ft to the Northeast of the corner and is painted blue trimmed white.

All that lot of land and improvements having an
area of 11,200 sq. ft. being #7 Early Settlers
Drive, North Eleuthera Heights, Eleuthera one
of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. This property is comprised an
incomplete two storey single family structure
consisting of approximately 2,255.92 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, 2.5
bathrooms, living room, dining, kitchen and tv
Appraisal: $132,968.00

Lot N0.83, Lower Bogue

I j i H -" AllI that piece parcel or lot of land being No. 83 on a plan
S B .8 "" on record in the department of Lands and Survey as plan
-- no. 763 and comprising 21,674 sq. ft. this site encompasses
| & a 2 year old single storey home consisting of 2-bedrooms;
/ y "' '. I ..- 1 bathroom, living/dining room in'one, and kitchen with a
total living area of 1,452 sq. ft. There is also a-unit to this
structure to be used as a bakery which could bring in an
average of approximately $600 to $800 per month. There
is also 2 covered porch areas to the front of this building,
with an area of 90.4 sq. ft. (one at the'front entrance and one at the entrance to the bakery) this home is
in very good condition and appears to have been built in accordance with the plans and specifications
as approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry of Public Works. The land is.flat and
properly landscaped.
Appraisal: $177,412.00

This property is situated on the Western side of the main Eleuthera Highway and approximately 1,200 ft Northerly from
four-for-nothing Road in the Settlement of Lower Bogue.

Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Alll that lot of land having an area of 15,950 sq. ft. being
lot No. 29 of the subdivision known and designated as
the Government Subdivision, the said subdivision situated
in the southern side of the town of Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
L Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a block
structure 32x34 plus an addition of wood partially
U i completed being 29x5 the house is an approximate 25
yrs old singlefamily residence comprising of two bedrooms,
one.bathroom, living and dining rooms, and kitchen. The
house is structurally sound with the exception of the
''" woodwork. The land rises above road level, to a height
of approximately 15 ft and is 30 plus ft above sea level.
Appraisal: $130,000.00
This property is located in the Government Subdivision in Marsh Harbour, Abaco and is paitfel''r
blue trimmed white.


All that parcel of land having an area of 14,400 sq.
-I ft. being a portion of the Dundas Town Crown
?II B allotment this land is rectangular in shape with
S11 1 dimensions of 80 ft by 180. Located on the above
mentioned lot is a concrete block structure with
dimensions of 27 x40. This house is an approximate
30 year old single family, residence comprising of
3-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining area and
kitchen. This house is in fairly good condition for
its age with a projected future' life of about 25 to
-"_ 30 more years. The land rises above road level,-to
a height in excess of approximately 15ft above sea
level, with no likelihood of flooding in an hurricane. The grounds are sparsely landscaped.
Appraisal: $90,000.00
This house is located in Dundas Town Abaco which is adjacent to Marsh Harbour and is painted
white trimmed teal green.

meas rinn of annpnrimatelv 143 sq. ft.


All that lot of land having an area of 6,400 sq. ft. being lot
no 194 of the subdivision known as Boyd Subdivision, situated
in the central district of New Providence this property is
comprised of a 35 year old single family, single story residence
encompassing approximately 1,278 sq. ft. of enclosed living
area and inclusive of separate living and dining rooms, and
an average size kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and
an entry porch, of approximately 88 sq. ft. ventilation is by
2 wall unit air conditioners. The property is at grade and level
with good drainage, landscaping is minimal, consisting of
lawns and shrubs in the front, the subject is enclosed with
stone walls mounted with wrought iron and chain link fencing
and a wrought iron gate in front there is a 208 sq. ft. cement
.driveway leading to a single covered carport of 250 sq. ft.
the subject site also has a concrete block storage shed

Appraisal: $133,570.00
Traveling west on Boyd Road, turn left onto Foster Street, continue on Foster Street to the 4th corner
right, (Roland Ave.) the subject property is the 5th property on the left side painted orange with red white

All that lot of land having an area of 41,130 sq. ft., being lot no. 54
located south of Marshal Road, in the Southern District of New
Providence the Bahamas. Located on this property is a front structure
comprising of a duplex apartment single/multi family residence
consisting of approximately 1,410 sq. ft. of enclosed living space,
with 2 one bedrooms, one.bathroom, apartment, one side is about
75% complete. The rear section of the building will consist of 6 one
bedroom apartments. The work is approximately 25% complete. The
land is on a grade and level, however the site appears to be sufficiently
elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy
rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, with improvement
including an incomplete wall in front of the property. The area is located
just in front of the pond area so the possibility of moisture is possible,
the area was noted as dry at the time of inspection.
Appraisal: $196,920.00
Travel west on Blue Hill Road, go past the intersection of Cowpen and
Blue Hill Road, turn right onto Marshall Road (Adventure Learning Centre
Coad), follow the road to the Last curve before the beach. The subject
property is about 100 ft on the right gray trimmed white with unfinished
building attached.

(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

.l. i . All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements, in the settlement of Lower Bogue, North Eleuthera, being No. 62, comprising of
S- about 34,210 sq. ft., this site encompasses a 12 year old single storney home comprising of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, front room,.
S- dining, breakfast room, kitchen and laundry room, with a total living area of approximately 2,342.06. Property also includes a double
S. -car garage, and front entrance with a total sq. ft. of approximately 655.75. This home is approximately 85% completed. The property
is well landscaped with crab grass, fiascos and some fruit trees.

Appraisal: $235,638.00
This property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera Highway in the settlement of,Lower Bogue.


All those piece, parcel or lot of land and improvements having an area of approximately 4,500 sq. ft. Being Lots 12E and 13W situated in the Johnson's
: Harbour View Estates Subdivision on Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. This site encompasses a single storeyapartment block that is
approximately 4 years old and consist of a living area of approximately 1,555.36 sq. ft. Each apartment contains 2-bedrooms, 1-full bathroom, front
room/dining in one, and kitchen. These apartments are fully furnished. The kitchen and bathrooms are complete with cabinets. There is-a wooden
low" storage to the rear wood landing, and a wood decking to the back door entrance. This building is in good condition. The property is partially landscaped
-AL with crab grass, and fiascos trees. All Utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $196,348.00
This said pieces, parcels or lot of land and improvements is situated in Johnson's Harbour View Estates subdivision, on Harbour Island, Eleuthera
one of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.


All that lot of land having an area of 5,500 sq. ft., being lot 370 Grenada Close of the subdivision known and designated as Golden Gates No. 2,
situated in the Southwestern district of New Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of 25 years old single family residence consisting of
approximately 1,234 sq. ft., df enclosed living space with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living/dining room, and kitchen. The Land is on a grade and
level and appear to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing to the sides and rear.
I" :,' Appraisal: $142,742.00

Traveling south along Blue Hill Road, turn right at the Farmers Market just after passing the Golden Gates Shopping Center, take 1st corner left,
.' Windward Isles Way, then take 3rd corner right, St Thomas Road, then first left, grenada Crest, drive around the bend then 1st left again the subject
property is the 2nd property left house #4 painted peach trimmed black.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA), Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal
Investment Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry
fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant and a hill
over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Appraisal: $41,275.00 .

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A spectacular closing

Lums Iguana Cafe

Prince George Plaza4 .
Down Town

Re-opening after
Tuesday, September 26, 2006.
Lums Introducing k ,

New To Go Menu

Conch and Fries $6.50
Chicken and Fries $5.50
Curry Chicken with rice $5.00
B.B.Q. Mini Ribs $5.00

USPAIN, Trinidad -A multina-%
.i" 't.lional group joining Bahamian..
contingent members during the- ,
Sinalojunkanoo "rush-ou ..
".1:bI:lJ f ..- .parade at the closing ceremony -
of Caribbean Festis al of rl he
V..October 1. The Bahamas is slat&
Ad inistratioed to host CA RIFESTA X iii
Adm inistration (BISphoto: Eric Rose).,
Trinidad Governor-General o6F .
Wishes to congratulate e t Trinidad ehamas Arthur D Hanna
r the Bahamas Arlhur D Hanna ...
attending the closing ceremony
students and teachers of of Caribbean Festival of the
Arts osi Ocitob i n the Hase-::i
'.faguas-Cole -for .a job well--- I'r ", Port o
P '. R ...)ain;Trinid a
d: o e .; (BIS photo., Rose)
one on the recent 2006 -
W ES and BJC examinations.
Feel Good All Over!
Teachers and students, your Get soothing relief
hard ork and dedication is from Jamaica's best first-aid, ,,
hard work and dedication is Benjamins Home Remedies.
greatly noted as you persist h ci-ndmi.' rsimply-no betr rned
in your quest for excellence -(
in Goodness, Discipline and, m s
Knowledge. May God continue
to enrich your efforts. J
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ceremony for CARIFESTA


M PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad Fireworks lighting the sk'
above flag wavers during the closing ceremony
(BIS photo: Eric Rose)

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mother, or friends.' only God "
and that's for real!
Rhaven't been silting in jail '
althis time for nothing. I :
,q'o. h a v e n 't b e e n s i-ti g i n j a i li
hve taken full adNantage of .- "';
the opportunities to educate .
myself and to draw closer to-
G~od, Every human being has
their own destiny and I -: ,. 1 -
strongly believe that every-
thing happens in our lives for
a reason. God has given to us
one of the greatest gifts, and
that is the gift of a free will. I
made the choice to get
involve in drug trafficking .
and as a result of my actions.
I am paying a heavy price, vs l
b:t 1 thank God because
what the Devil had meant for
evil, God has turned into
good. I am locked up behind
tbie walls 6f a prison, but my -.
spirit is free, and whom the
Son (Jesus) hath set free is
free indeed. Hallelujah!.
SI really did not plan or
intend to say this much, but ..
because of the seriousness of
the times, and my concerns ,
for others who may be coni- ..
sidering or may have recently .
bgen introduced to the world -l '. SATELLITE FINE "
o drug trafficking to stop BAHAMAS THREADS
arid take heed. I hope and
pray that all I have shared M.. STREET TCOP-OF-TIlHEHiL LZ ".,i
w-.-,,,ill make a difference and,..
redirect the choices some
young man or woman, who is
being misled, would make ...
naw to enjoy a more produc- .- . .
tie life. I hope that my expe- :' -.
rience will be.a blessing and
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a sufficient warning to reach -
anrd touch. as many lives as. M ",
possible. I am proud to be
Bahamian and have a great Super Value
appreciation for my country
arid what it stands for. Boss
'May we all come together
aone in love and unity to -.
save the next generation.of 7. ?
becoming victims for the M'- .,-,-,
drug trafficking and smug=-
gling business. God bless and
keep all of you in Jesus ,: ...m

gPrison inmate .
'Florida State Prison,:e'..-"l:
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FIRST $ 10,000
Christmas came early for Mrs. Gweneth
Nixon of Sunshine Park with the news that
she is the first winner of $10,000 in The
Colonel's Jackpot Contest. Local radio
celebrity, Krissy Love, drew the winning
entry during a remote broadcast by IslandFM
at Saunders' Beach KFC on Friday, Sept. 29th.

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Overwhelmed by the news, Mrs. Nixon exclaim
"This is a blessing from God. We need to fix the roo
new washer and dryer and I didn't know where I was goi
the money for all of that. I prayed every day for help and here itf
isl". Mrs. Nixon is truly blessed, particularly when it comes to her
luck in The Colonel's Jackpot. As a $1,000 winner in 2005, Mrs. Nixon
maintains her loyalty to KFC is-proof that-loyalty pays back. This time in
the form of a $10,000 chequel


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completes US Coast

Guard training

ABLE Seaman Edward
Fritz of the Royal Bahamas
SDefenre Force has returned
home after successfully
completing a four-month
intensive training course at
various United States Coast
Guarictraining facilities.
He is now qualified to
work onboard US Coast
Guard vessels.
The course consisted of
three phases. Able Seaman a
Fritz completed the 12-week
boatswains-mate "A" school
course from April 24 to July
9 at the United States Train-
.ing Centre in Yorktown,
Participants were exposed
to a very intense lesson in
seamanship. Some of the 1 ABLE Seaman Fritz joined
seamanship. Some of the the Defence Force in 1996, and is
area covered included navi- currently assigned to the
nation, seamanship, team squadron department aboard
co-ordination training, com- HMBS Yellow Elder.
munications and small boat
handling operations. (RBDF photo: Leading
Course participants were Seaman Anthony Stubbs)
required to test their newly
acquired knowledge by par-
ticipating in a two-weekaonthe job training programme.
Able Seaman Fritz was assigned to two training vessels; a
41-foot ship and a 60-foot ship.

Physical fitness is reportedly a priority at the training
facility, and Able Seaman Fritz was awarded a certificate for
his outstanding performance in this area.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),course was
conducted over a three-week period at the US Coast Guard
Training Center in Petaluma, California.
Subjects covered during this phase included role of an
EMT, patient and trauma assessments, shock management,
cardiac emergencies and obstetric and gynecological emer-
This course enables successful candidates to administer
emergency medical care.
The instructors training course, which was a one-week
course, is designed to help participants better prepare them-
selves in the area of public speaking and also teach other
The participants were required to research, prepare and
disseminate information, while teaching to a target audi-

FNM's 'spirit of


DURING the month of
August, Free National
Movement prospective can-
didate for Blue Hills Con-
stituency Sidney Collie ..
embarked on a "spirit of
excellence" tour to support
and encourage graduates of
the 2005-2006 academic
Mr Collie, a former edu-
cator with more than 20
years experience. has lec-
tured at the College of the
Bahamas and has taught at
government schools
through out the country.
The tour took Mr Collie
and his team to,10 churches
with gift bags'and encourag-
ing words."
'In his address to one
church, he encouraged the
pastor to cater to the
"whole man" as he contin-
ues to Service the communi-
ty. .
Concerned with the 'D'
national grade average, the
former high school principal U ABOVE: Oasis of Love
reminded the leaders and graduates and Rev Alhin
members of the church of Davis accepts gift bags from
their role in ensuring that Sidney Collie and Collie
the youth of the nation are
well educated.
The gift bags were simple,
tokens to congratulate the U RIGHT: L-R: Christ
students for displaying Community Church Pastor
determination and Deanza Cunningham. Sidney
endurance by achieving a Collie. and Blue Hill Con-
high school diploma or a stituency Association chair-
college degree. man Nelson Ferguson
Among the churches that
were visited were Jubilee
Baptist Church, United
Faith Ministries, Bible
Truth Ministries, Oasis of
Love Ministries, Cousin
McPhee Cathedral, St"
Ambrose Paribh'.-Church of
God Southwest Cathedral,
Bahamas Faith Ministries
and Christ Community


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The Mall At Marathon
commencing Saturday,


will be giving away 17 prizes each day
September 30th Kick Off with Live

Remote Island FM, and then 17 prizes per day from Monday -
Friday, October 2nd 6th instant winners random drawing.

Saturday, October 7th we'll be giving away a $1,700 Shopping
Spree to one lucky winner from finalists drawn from each store
during live remotes More FM and Love 97.

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S:Rashad talks

.OCTOBER 18, 2 .
Commenrcing: "d.;

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Hon. Oble Wllchcombe, Minister of Tourism
Rag Smith, President, Exuma Chamber of Commerce /
I. Chester Cooper, President & CEO, British American Insurance Co
Dr Pandora Johnson, Vice President, College of The Bahamas
Heuter Rolle, Managing Director, SkyBahamas Airline, Ltd
Dwight Hart, CEO, Thane Media Group
Basil Minns, MInns Water Sports
Lesley Johnson, Architect & Chairman, Junkanoo Corporation bf New Provid
Floyd Armbrister, Realtor
Dr Livingston Marshall, Sr VP Environmental & Community Affairs, Baker's
To attend the Exuma Business Outlook,
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Including lunch, morning coffee, ana mraterials.

Marie Rolle
Ministry of Tourism
T: 242.336.2430
Shallini Bowe
Chamber of Commerce
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NEW Jr Minister of Tourism, Rashad Rolle posed with his
trophy and the Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe.

i .- named the new Jr Minister of
Tourism after an exciting
speech competition with four
other finalists this week.
The 15-year-old 11th grader
at Doris,Johnson High School
became the first male to hold
the distinction in the five-year
history of the event.
He replaces Ms Ryan-
Al bury, now a College of the
Bahamas student.
Rashad said he was pleased
to have won the Jr Minister
title. With it comes a series of
interviews with the minister
ence Ltd of tourism, the director gen-.
eral of tourism and the presi-
dent of the Bahamas Hotel
Bay Association, during which he
will learn about the key
tourism issues to be addressed
by the new Jr Minister at the
Carihbean Tourism Youth
The Jr Minister programme
was launched in 2002 and
hosted by the New Providence
branch of the Toastmasters
Club 3596 Bahamas Division.
It has since been adopted
by the Caribbean Tourism
O rganisation and representa-
tives of member countries par-
ticipate in the Youth Con-
Ruthann Rolle, manager of
the Tourism Youth Aware-
ness Unit, noted that the pro-
gramme is designed to "attract
and expose the best talent of
the Islands of the Bahamas"
.t'oj industry. -
Students participate in essay
and speech competitions as
part of the criteria to \\ nning
:.-. a the Jr Minister title.

His school, Doris Johnson
receives $500 and a
The second place finisher,
Kendra Knowles, a 12th grad-
er at St Anne's, will be award-
ed a weekend at a hotel. Her
school will receive $300.
The third place finisher,
Jonathan Farrington, will be
awarded dinner for two at an
exclusive restaurant. His
school, C V Bethel wil' receive
$200 and a plaque-
All Jr Ministers rc-cei e
. watchec t-shtrts, calul:io:I s,
kec chains, bags, nd 'other
promotional items.

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Some 33 candidates, three
from the Family Islands of
Exuma, Bimini and Grand
Bahama participated. Prelim-
inaries were held at the Doris
Johnson High School last
week Tuesday with the finals
on World Tourism Day.
Rashad Rolle will receive a
Bahamas Hotel Association
scholarship to COB for two
years, an all-expense-paid trip
to the Caribbean Tourism
Conference (CTC) in Grand,
. Bahamp _his year and an all-
Sexpense-paid trip to the CTC
in another Cartbbean Island
in 2007.

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All security measures being taken

for papal visit, Turkish envoy says

ALL necessary security
measures to protect Pope
SBenedict XVI will be taken
during his visit to Turkey
next month, Ankara's
ambassador to Italy said
Wednesday, according to
Associated Press.
Ugur Ziyal told Turkey's
state-owned news agency
Anatolia there were no "par-
ticular risks" associated with
the visit, despite Tuesday's
hijack to Italy of a Turkish
airliner, and he stressed that
the pope was welcome.
"I don't think there are
particular risks but we all
know what terrorists can do.
We've seen that in New
York, Madrid and London.
That's why we are taking
necessary measures for the
safety of the pope," Ziyal
was quoted as saying.
"The pope will be wel-
comed warmly. The pope
has mentioned dialogue
between religions and cul-
tures. This is avery positive

Pope Benedict carried on
with his normal routine
Wednesday, greeting 30,000
faithful from his open-
topped popemobile in St.
Peter's Square.
Benedict ended his sum-
mer sojourn at the papal
palace outside Rome in Cas-
tel Gandolfo, where he had
been staying since late July,
and transferred back to
his apartment in Vatican
Uniformed and plain-
clothes police kept watch
over the crowd as part of
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and Islam spaiked-acnger and

protests in the Muslim
During the hijacking Tues-
day evening, Vatican offi-

cials both here and in
Turkey insisted that, plans
were g5ineili head ifo BL ne-
dict's visit to T-iu kL 'hichh
wouldle his first papal pil-
grimage to a predominantly
Muslim country.
Italian Interior Minister
Giuliano Amato told law-
makers that the hijacker had
described himself as a con-
vert to Christianity.
. Amato said the incident
showed "the fragility" of the
Turkish airline's security.
"We all have,in mind the
pope's visit to Turkey in the
coming weeks," Amato said,

a pilgrimage which will "pre-
. sent deligateecurity prob-
lems." But he ,ddIdJ. that he
..clid 't think theii lij.iclking
had increased the security
threat level for the pope's
planned visit in late Novem-

First word that the hijack-
er had the pope in mind
raised fears that the hijack-
ing might have been done in
anger at Benedict's words
about Islam and violence.

But the fears dissipated
after details of the man's
background and motives
emerced Turkish police
identified the hijacker as an
army deserter who had fled
to Albania in May and was
being sent back to Turkey
after his asylum request was
denied when he hijacked the
All 113 people aboard
were safe.
On Wednesday, the pope
sounded a bit hoarse and
coughed as he delivered reli-
gious remarks to the pil-
grims, tourists and Romans
and later chanted prayers
during his weekly public
In the crowd were 39 pil-
grims from Aschau am Inn,
Germany, a town in his
homeland where Benedict
went to elementary school.
They were scheduled to con-
fer honorary citizenship on
the pontiff in a ceremony in
Paul VI hall near the square
after the main audience.
Before he arrived in the
square, Benedict blessed a
statue on the side of St.
Peter's Basilica.

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13 If you don'tmind being very old
Istioned (7)
14 Tickoffasyouappralse(4)
15 Dilamlsses asMtatanieasily
17 Thwartng on the trip (8)
8 The person who bumped Into you,
withthe dog (7)
18 Contendthe final E missing in
"rem v(4)
21 Had coreponded, granted (6)
24 Hoping, pennally, to be regarded as
a catch by? (8,7,2)
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30 Dvr, la Irranged, aplant(7)
33 Theresultof a fightwithaminion, be
conceang (5,3)
35 Reacion of surprise when you give
yourselfa second helping? (6,4)
3 Looks as though one understands (4)'
37 If one Isto be supported by, is
contingent upon (7)
31 A metamorphosis or your money
back (6)
40 Shout"That hurt' not being brave (6)
41 Regret being a little less than loyal (3)
42 Didn't just outline what you'd haveto
do? (6,2)

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bare-t 28, 8-ml 27, F-Nl 28, Pip-
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footprints there? (2,3,6)
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away (8)
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20 Aptto, on getting in before (5)
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Attend it (4,4)
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disgusting (4,3)
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home (6)
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people? (5)
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40 Expel from
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2+ :, Pass 3 NT
Opening lead two of hearts.
Assume you're West and that
South gets to three notrump as
shown. You have no clear-cut open-
ing lead, but you decide, after con-
sidering the bidding, that the only
real chance of defeating the contract
is to find partner with good hearts.
So you lead a heart, and it imme-
diately becomes apparent that you
a'tehs ave -done something right,
fbeca se when your-parmer plays the
jack, it wins the trick. East returns
the eight of hearts (his original
fourth-best heart), and you win
declarer's ten with the king.








You might mechanically continue
with d third round of hearts at this
point, but before you do, you should
stop to analyze the situation before
If declarer's bidding is to be
believed, he is. virtually certain to
have the A-K of spades and ace of
hearts for his leap to three notrump.
Tanslating that into tricks, South is
sure to score a minimum of nine
tricks four diamonds, at least
three spades, a heart and a club if
you return a heart at trick three.
Faced with this. prospect, you
arrive at the conclusion that the only
chance of defeating the contract lies
in finding partner with the queen of
clubs. So, at trick three, you shift to
the seven of clubs!
Bingo! Declarer cannot cope with
this deadly switch..The combination
of your heart lead at trick one and
your club shiftat trick three renders
him helpless. He cannot stop you.
from scoring two hearts, two clubs
and a diamond before he can take
nine, tricks, and there is nothing he
can do about it at any juncture.
It is often said that defense is by
far the most difficult part of the
game. Undoubtedly it is, but as-this
deal illustrates so well, it is mostly a-
step-by-step process. All that's
required to achieve the desired result
is the willingness to expend a bit of
extra effort.

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or more can you make from the
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2 Revise (4)
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views (5-6)
6 Cury tem (10)
7 Pancake mix (6)
8 Risky (81
10 Mistake(5)
16. To link (7)
20 Anaesthetic(5)
22 Confidential (7)
23 Very pleased or
amused (7,4)
25 Prying person (4,6)
26 Test,
investigation (10)
28 Musical
instrument (8)
31 Nudist (8)
32 Humbles (7)
34 Missive (6)
35 Ignominy,
disgrace (5)
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ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
There's no time like the present to get
your finances on track. Take a day'to
sit down and go through your check-
book and assess your income an'd
expenditures. You'll be glad you did,
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 /i
How much fun you have this week
depends upon your outlook, Taurus. If
youact glumly, you're certain to have
a miserable few days. Keep your chin
up instead.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
The next few days will be unevent-
ful, Gemini. Use the catch up
on some chores you've let slide. If
you were planning a vacation, now's
the time to devote your attention to it.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
A health scare leaves you feeling
shaken. Don't worry, it 'is nothing
serious, and you'll recover rather
quickly. Aquarius lends support dgr-
ing these trying times.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
A fight with a fai..Jy member is
something iuav'oidadl5."ot've been
clashing for a long time now, and
you can no longer hold your tongue,
Leo. Don't worry; it's justified.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 '
Stop going above .and beyond to
please everyone, ,Virgo. You do
enough already, and family and
friends certainly k'ibw it. Pamper
yourself for a change.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 ,,
Don't keep secrets from family
members. It will ofly put you in hot.
water, Libra. Confide your feelings,
to a friend in order to get advice opr.
how you should proceed.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
A quick temper will get you in troh-
ble, Scorpio. Don't lash out with
your venom. Rather, think cool and
calmly, on the best way to handle
tricky situations. .
A blast from the past ha' you feel-
ing shaken, Sagittarius. This per.
son knows about all of your ske>e- *
tons in the closet. Keep an eye on
him and his motives.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Don't expect all of your plans t6
go off without a hitch this week,
Capricorn. Something is bound to'go
awry when you least.expect it. You'll
rebound quickly, however.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
It's time to get motivated on your fit-
ness plan, Aquarius. Leo offers .a.
helping hand to get you started..'-
Don't pass up the opportunity tq.
make fitness a team effort.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
A scammer is looking to take advan-
tage of you, Pisces. You'll certain
recognize all of the signs of wrong, -.
doing when they present themselves,

Vassily Ivanchuk v Vishy Anand,
Corus Wik aan Zee 2006. World
number two Anand finished a
strong second to the chmpi
Veselin Topalao, but he received a
half point gift here. he Indian
grandmaster expected Ulkrain '
Ivanchuk to rescue his trapped a7
bishop by the forced sequence 1
Bxb6 Rxb6 2 Rxd5Rxa6 3 xd8
. Rxa2 with adrat endgame.
Ivanchuk, meanwhile, was busy
making a quite different
calculation. His chosen move was 1
Rfel, which keeps up central
pressure and tempts Anand into
the'sharp rey Rg6, menacing
White's castled king but exposing
his d8 queen to a pin from White's
Sdl rook. Ianchuk's subtle idea was
the variation 1 Rfel R6 2 Bf3 Bxf3
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political groups shut down Indi-
a's technology hub, Bangalore,
forcing many outsourcing com-
panies to shift work elsewhere
in the country and abroad,,
-'according to Associated Press.
S'"Wednesday's strike was
called to press the southern
Karnataka state's decades-old
claim over a small town in a dis-
pute with neighboring Maha-
j.shtra state.
'Normal life was crippled
Across Karnataka with vehicles
staying off the streets, forcing
people to stay at home. Schools
S-and colleges also were closed
.for the day.
"'Bangalore, Karnataka's capi-
tal, plays host to top multina-
tional and Indian information
technology companies like IBM
,Corp., Intel Corp., Infosys
.Technologies Ltd. and Wipro
Ltd. Infosys and Wipro write
software and handle back-office
work for many Western com-
. panies.
S* Most companies in Bangalore
S- declaredd a holiday Wednesday
and asked their staff to work
on Saturday, said Shyam Sun-
er, chief executive of India
S*: relations, a public relations
-" n whose clients include about
25 information technology com-
S Outsourcing companies
'wither shifted work to centers
. -:outside Bangalore or asked
some of their staff to stay

overnight so to run critical oper-
ations," Sunder said.
Because the strike was
announced in advance, the com-
panies were able to make alter-
native plans, he said.
The protests were largely
peaceful, barring one incident
of stone pelting in Belgaum
town, which is the heart of the
dispute,jsaid police officer B.S.
Sial. About 15 people, including
four policemen, suffered minor
injuries i that incident, he said.
An Infosys official in Banga-
lore said the company had
"minimal staffing for some
operations" related to its out-
sourcing services.
The official, who didn't want
to be named because she was
not authorized to speak to
media, said there was no dis-
ruption in any of the company's
"critical operations."
Officials at IBM and other
multinational companies could
not be reached for comment.
The strike was called by the
Karnataka Border Agitation
Committee an umbrella
organization of local groups -
to pressure the federal govern-
ment to ignore Maharashtra's
claim onthe border town of
Belgaum, currently part of Kar-
nataka state.
Maharashtra state is demand-
ing the transfer of Belgaum
because nearly 60 percent of its
residentsjspeak the state's
Marathi language. Only 40 per-
cent speak Karnataka's Kanna-
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October 20 target for

Royal Oasis deal close

Tribune Business Editor
T he Government has been told
that the group seeking to pur-
chase Grand Bahama's still-
closed Royal Oasis resort is-
hoping to close the $40 million deal by
October 20, the minister of tourism told
The Tribune yesterday.
Obie Wilchcombe said: "They're look-
ing to close by the 20th of the month.
Yesterday, we were told they're hoping.
to close by then, and up to this point the
meetings have been going very well."
The Florida-based group, World
Investment Holdings LLC, signed in'
August a deal in principle to acquire the
Royal Oasis from Lehman Brothers' pri-:
vate equity arm for around $40 million.
Seyed Moghani. an investor in the
group, told The Trnbint at the time that-
World Investment Holdings planned to
invest at least $170 upgrade
the resort to five-star status.
He added that the group was waiting
on Lehman Brothers to produce evidence
of clear title to the Grand Bahama resort
before the deal closed. It had a 60-day
window in which to complete, ard that
deadline is fast approaching.
But when contacted by The Tribune
yesterday, Mr Moghani struck'a less opti-
mistic note than he had done almost six
weeks ago.

(FILE photo)

He promised that "everything is going
smooth, everything is going fine", and
when asked about his group's planned
October 20th closing date, agreed it was
'something like that".
Adding that "nothing has changed",
Mr Moghani asked for Bahamians and
'Grand Bahama to "be patient for anoth-
er 10 days".
However. he declined to comment on
how talks were going between World
Investment Holdings and New York.

Bahamas to 'aggressively

Sratchet up' passport ads

Tribune Business Editor
THE Bahamavs vill "aggres-
sively ratchet up its campaign" to
inform US stopover tourists that
they will need a return
home after visiting this nation,
the minister of tourism said yes-
.Obie Wilchcombe said he was
flying to New York later this
week to meet with the Ministry of
Tourism's PR agency and discuss
ways of improving communica-
tions to potential US visitors on
the passport issue, after the.US
Senate passed amendments to the:
US Western Hemisphere.Travel
Initiative (WHTI) that favour the
cruise ship industry over air trav-
ellers and Bahamian hotels..
: Mr Wilchcombe said the pass-
port issue was likely to .be a major
discussion topic when Caribbean
td~urism ministers met in Grand
Bahama in two weeks' time for
the Caribbean Tourism Confer-
But he added that the Bahamas
was still lobbying on this issue,
though its friends in th LUS, the

US Embassy in Nassau, and the
contacts Fred Mitchell, minister
of foreign affairs, had built, up
with the US State Department.',
SMr Wilchcombe also pointed
out.that while the amendments
had been passed by the US Sen-'
ate, President George W Bush
had.yet to sign them into law.
,The US Congress, at the week-
end, approved amendments to
the WHTI that extend the dead-
lines for US citizens returning
home via cruise ship or land to:
possess a valid passport, placing
the Bahamian resort industry at a
competitie disad antage.
The amendments, described as
"a disaster, for land-based
tourism" and "a category six hur-
ricane", delay the implementa-
tion of the passport requirements
until June 1. 2009, for US citizens
returning home via the Canadian,
and Mexican borders, and for
cruise ship passengers returning
from the Bahamas and the
Yet air travellers, who stay at

SEEpage 6B

New York, the Las Vegas-based
hotel/casino operator that is a subsidiary\
of MGM Mirage, and which the group
was lining up as its Royal Oasis partner.
Mr Moghani had previously described
New York, New York as "my first
choice" for hotel/casino management
partner, adding that the investors were
meeting with the company's representa-
tives yesterday afternoon.
Mr Wilchcombe yesterday also seemed
to strike a slightly less upbeat note, telling
The Tribune that the Government was
talking to 'other interested parties' in
case a back-up plan for the Royal Oasis
was needed.
He again emphasised that his main
concern was finding an owner/operator
for the resort with a strategy that worked,
and was in it for the long-term.
Mr Wilchcombe said: "We're hoping
everything works out, but we're talking to
others who have an interest, so if some-
thing fails to materialise there is another
plan to go to...........
"My concern has always been, the ini-

tial money [for the purchase] may be in
place. but what about the renovations,
turning it into a first class property, mar-
keting it, and are you in it for the long-
A long-term strategy was the opposite
of Lehman Brothers' original plans, as
the private equity fund had sought to
turn the Royal Oasis around through
operator Driftwood HospitalitN. in which
it also o' ns a substantial stake, and then
'flip' or sell it on for a rapid profit.
Mr Wilchcombe said: "We have to
work on sustainability, putting in place
groups that will be partners ith the
Bahamas. Do they hate the wherewithal,
like the Sol Kerzners. do the% bring the
create ity, the %.ision, will thez be there
through difficult times, helping us build
the Bahamas?"
The minister of tourism credited Mr
Kerzner, and his vision for Paradise
Island and the Atlantis resort, with pro-

SSEE page6B

Devolution of Port Authority's

regulatory function 'urgent'

Tribune Business Editor
THE Grand Bahama Chamber of Com-
merce's president yesterday said provisions in the
Hawksbill Creek Agreement allowing for the
Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) to
dev ol e its regulatory and quasi-governmental
responsibilities toa 'Local Authority' need "to be
looked at with some degree of urgency", given
the legal action involving the late Edward St
George's estate.
Dr Doswell Coakley said that in light of the
writs filed by Caroline St George, one of Mr St
George's daughters, against Port Group Ltd and

the Grand Bahama De elopment Company
(Devco), two assets that formed part of her
father's estate, a devolution of the Port Author-
ity's regulatory and licensing functions was
required to maintain business and investor con-
fidence ii Freeport.
"We are calling again for that to be looked at
with some degree of urgency." Dr Coakley told
The Tribune. "we now ought to start a serious
debate on forming this Local Authority."
The 1960 amendments to the Haw ksbill Creek
Agreement include Clause 4, which allows for

SEE page 7B

Expenses rise drops

Doctors profits 27%

Tribune Business Editor
A $1.7 million increase in total
expenses negated the revenue ris-
es:enjoyed by Doctors Hospital
Health Systems (DHHS) during
the first six months of its financial
year, causing net income to fall
by 27 per cent to $1.9 million.
In his message to shareholders
on the six months to July 31, 2006,
Joseph Krukowski, DHHS chair-
man, said total expenses had
grown by 12 per cent to $15.395
million largely as a result of
growth in operating expenses.
Payroll and supplies costs had
risen modestly, but utilities costs,
taxes, fees, maintenance and
operating expenses all increased
compared with the same period in
Mr Krukowski Said taxes, espe-
cially work permit and business
licence fees, had risen by 20 per
cent compared to the 2005 year-
before period, while insurance
and lease costs rose by 21 per
cent. Costs involving the mainte-
nance of medical equipment rose
by 172 per cent.
"Payroll costs grew slightly, as
planned, and at 40 per cent of
patient service revenue are in line
with best practices and consistent

witp last year's performance," Mr
Krukowski said.
'Additionally, provision for
bad debts increased 43 per cent,
reflecting a notable increase in
sell-paN receivables. and unsatis-
factory payment performance of
several third-party payors. Man-
agement has begun taking appro-
priate steps to reduce the com-
pany's exposure."
Barry Rassin, Doctors Hospi-
tal's chief executive, said: "The
growth of payroll costs reflects in
large measure the growing patient
volumes, coupled with the need
to staff a 24-hour operation, while
experiencing serious shortages of
nurses, pharmacists and techni-
"Given the lack of available
resources, incurring expensive
overtime dollars and increased
work permits remain the only
way to ensure high standards of
patient care."
Darron Cash, Doctors Hospi-
tal's chief financial officer, iden-
tified the National Insurance
Board (NIB) and the Bahamas
Public Services Union (BPSU) as
being among the poor-performing
insurers when it came to meeting

SEE page 7B

But minister and purchaser less than fully

upbeat, with government talking to other
interested party on back-up plans

Ultra luxury

condo hotel


for island

Tribune Business Reporter
in Orlando, Florida, at the
eighth annual Vacation
Ownership Timeshare
CONSTRUCTION of a super-lux-
ury, limited-access 18-unit condo
hotel on the western end of Paradise
Island is expected to begin in January.
2007; the project developer told The
Tribune yesterday.
Datid Kosoy. of Sterling Bahamas
Ltd. who was attending the eighth
annual Vacation Ownership Time-
share Conference in Orlando. gave
an update on plans for the property.
w which has not been named yet.
At the moment. Mr Kosoy said
the project has been given Cabinet
approval, and he expects to sign a
Heads of Agreement soon. He added
that the project was expected to cre-
ate 50 permanent jobs.
"We will be doing an 18-unit ultra-
luxury condo-hotel on the western
end of Paradise Island, which is only.
accessible by water. and we will have
24- hour water taxis to take people
back and forth." Mr Kosoy said.
"It is a very exclusive place,and
we felt that there was a niche in Nas-
sau/Paradise Island for something
where people wanted their own pri-
vate tune
"We thought there was a need
because while people like the Ocean
Club, their villas are leased out 10
years in advance; even at $6,000 a
night We think we can be better
than anybody because we are small-
er. :" :. ..... .
Mr Kosoy explained that the prop-
erty will feature 18 units, ranging
from one-bedroom studios to three-
bedroom units. There will also be a
world-class 2,800 square foot gym,
and concierge services.
The villas will be ultra luxurious.
he added, explaining that owners
can store their belongings and, when
they arrie for their visit, the items as
well as foodstuffs or anything else
they require will already be placed in
their villas.

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Accounting for a

better IT network

A BAHAMIAN accounting
firm was concerned with ma\-
imising the productive ity of their
partners and accountants. Like
many businesses in the services
industry this firm wanted to
ensure they maximised the bill-
able hours of their staff.
However, the firm's senior
partners were concerned that
their technical infrastructure was
limiting their accountants' pro-
ductivity. The staff could onl\
work in their office, as the firm
did not ha'e the technical capa-
bility for their staff to access
their client files and e-mails
remotely. The) could not access
files and e-mails from home.
they could not access their data
while travelling, and they could
not work from another office of
the firm.

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used other
means to take
their intorma-
lion home with
them to carr\
on working:
thev carried
boxes of client
files w\vth them
on weekends:
theN sent
important e-
mails to their
personal e-mail accounts, and
thev sated documents to disks.
These methods were never that
productive, as it is always the
way that one important tile is
forgotten or their disk gets cor-
rupted. It caused the staff much
Another issue for the firm's

management was the fact that
their Ito offices had separate
networks. Each office stored
their data locally, and there was
no centrahdation of data.
This impacted operational
SEE page 8B

Case Study

Island: Nassau
Industry: Accounting
Customer Profile
Well-established account-
ing firm providing a range
of services including busi-
ness advisory, consulting
and audit. The firm has two
locations and 35 staff.
Business Situation
The major challenge fac-
ing the firm is maximising
Remote access capability
for accountants
Integration of the firm's
two office networks
Increase in billable hours
of 10 per cent
Improved management
Improved collaboration


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The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is offering attractive
scholarships to Bahamians who wish to study at an overseas
University for a M.Sc. (Economics) Degree and be trained in
utility regulation and competition for an interesting and exciting
career at the PUC. The PUC is responsible for the regulation of
utility service providers (only telecommunications at this time)
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Further information and application forms c~n be obtained from
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P. 0. Box N-4860
4th Terrace East
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Nassau, Bahamas


IT Work
by Caroline Moncur


Swiss Firm Promotes Bahamian to
Position of Director

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Effective July 1, 2006 Mr. Prince Rahming, of Nassau, Bahamas was made
a Director in the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers SA,, Switzerland.
Mr. Rahming began his career in the Nassau office of PricewaterhouseCoopers
(PwC), Bahamas in September of 1991. as an Associate accountant. In
September 1994, as a Senior Associate, he was selected to participate in PwC's
Organizations' International Exchange Program and spent the following two
years practicing in the New York, N.Y office of PwC. He returned to the
Bahamas Firm in 1996 as an Audit Manager and a few years later was promoted
to Senior Manager. In October 2000, Prince embarked on another tour of duty,,
this time, to the Lausanne office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, SA, Switzerland.
Prince is specialist in the audits of banks and treasury companies and is
currently involved in providing assurance, business advisory and compliance
services to the Swiss firm's clients in the French speaking regions of Geneva,
Lausanne and Neuchatel. He is also a member of the Swiss firm's International
Financial Reporting Standards Technical and Treasury Groups.
Prince is married to Vanessa (nee) Marshall of Nassau. Bahamas and the
couple has one son, Johnathan.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bahamas, which has offices in Nassau and
Freeport, is a member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers organization.
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and
advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and
their stakeholders. More than 130,000 people in 148 countries work
collaboratively using Connected Thinking to develop fresh perspectives and
practical advice.
"PricewaterhouseCoopers" refers to the network of member firms of
PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each of which is a separate
and independent legal entity.



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Looking for commercial/office/storage space in

We have up to 65,000 sq. ft. available at the corner of
Peel Street ard West Sunrise Highway, in close
proximity to Freeport Harbor, the shipyard, BORCO,
etc, of which 14,400 sq. ft. is a two-storey shell which
can be outfitted to suit your needs.

Storage units are also available from 25 sq. ft. to 1,500
sq. ft.

Ample parking available.
Call Jim Edwards or Diana Cash at 373-2197 or
Natishkah Barrett at 457-5135

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Staff Openings

Esso On The Run located at Wulff Road and Mackey
Street is seeking to attract suitable candidates for deli,
convenience store and pump attendant positions.

Candidates must be pleasant and courteous.

Interested persons should contact Tel 356-7870 or
email or
fax 325-3962 to make an appointment to be interviewed. C

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Contact Account Officer listed below by using number code for each property.

(401) Lots #17 & #18 Crown
Allotments, Love Hill Set-
tlement, Andros. Contain-
ing a two-storey residence.
Appraised Value $100,000.
(806) Lots #1 & #2, Block 3
with a parcel situated between
Lot #1, Block 3, containing
a 4 bedroom condominium
- Sunset View Villas, West
Bay Street. Appraised Value
(806) Lot #13, Block 4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and a swimming pool, #312
N.P. bounded Northwardly
by a canal or waterway of the
said Subdivision known as
Flamingo waterway and run-
ning 102.004 ft. Eastwardly by
lot #14 and 146.145ft South-
wardly by a reservation for a
private road. Appraised Value
(433) Lot #27 of Village Allot-
ment #14 in the Eastern Dis-
trict, containing residence sit-
uated on Denver Street off
Parkgate Road in the Ann's
Town Constituency, N.P. Prop-
erty size 2,500 sq ft Building
size 990 sq ft Appraised value
(304) Lot #213 containing resi-
dence in Elizabeth Estates East
Subdivision, N.P. Appraised
value: TBO
(304) Lot #2 in block #8, Stew-
ard Road, Coral Heights East
Subdivision situated in West-
ern District of N.P., approx.
size 8,800 sq ft with a split
level containing two bed, two
bath, living, dining & fam-
ily rooms, kitchen and utility
room-approx. size of building
2,658 sq ft. Appraised value:
$322,752 .... ..... . ..- .
(702) Lot #20 with residen-
tial '.property located Sky-
line Heights. Appraised value

(902) Lot situated North Pal-
metto Point, 100 x 100 x 100
x 100 containing a one story
house with 3 bed, 2 bath, living
room, kitchen and linen closet.
Appraised value $123,192.

(701) 2 Vacant lots situated
Domingo Heights Subdivi-
sion, east of East St. South
and north of Malcolm Allot-
ment. Appraised value TBO.
(304) Lot D-2,415 west of Fox
Hill Road and 659 ft. south of
Joe Farrington Road, N.P. Ap-.
praised value: TBO
(565) Vacant lot #5 located
Eleuthera Island Shores, Sea-
side Drive Section B, Block
#15, Eleuthera. 9,691 sq. ft.
Appraised value $21,805.
(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Ba-
hamia. Section 1X Freeport,
Grand Bahama 90 ft wide
along Stratford Way and 150

Tel: 242-356-8567
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Marvin Clarke
(803) Mr. Brian Knowles
(806) Mr. Jerome Pinder
(807) Mr. Wayne Kendall
(808) Mrs. Hope Sealey
Tel: 242-322-4426/9
or 242-302-3800
(201) Mr. David Barr
(202) Mr. Frank Dean
(203) Mrs. Cedricka Clarke
Tel: 242-377-7179
(433) Mrs. Lindsey Peterson
Tel: 242-332-2856/8
(902) Mr. Brian Hanna
Tel: 242-333-2230
(901) Mr. Antonio Eyma
(903) Mrs. Rose Bethel

(902) Lot #14, Block #23 (125
x 80) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one sto-
rey house.with 2 bed/i bath,
kitchen, living room and 2
linen closets. Appraised value
(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150
x 150 on Queens Highway just
south of Palmetto Point with a
two storey stone building con-
taining two apartments. Each
unit has 3 bed/2 1/2 bath,
kitchen, living room and 3
linen closets. Appraised value
(105) Lot with three bed, two
and a half bath residence, sit-
uated Bailey Town, North
Bimini. Appraised value TBO
(903) Lot #15 located Johnson
Harbour View Estate, Harbour
Island, size 6,750 sq ft with a
3 bed, 2 bath residence. Esti-
mated value $95,000.
(701) Single storey. commercial
building situated on the south
side of Harrold Road contain-
ing two offices.
(902) Lot (8,000 sq ft) situ-
ated Sand's Alley, North Pal-
metto Point with incomplete
triplex (concrete structure'
- belt course 2,529.6 sq ft).
Appraised value $49,414.
(601) Lot (3,150 sq ft) located
Mason's Addition with
partly completed restaurant.
Appraised value $35,000.'
(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island contain-
ing a split level Mediterranean
style home with kitchen, living
room, dining room, master bed
&.bath, two guest rooms, full
and half guest bathroom on
lower level. Also garage and
breezeway a gross area 4,212
sq ft. Kitchenette, master bed-
room and bath and front entry
porch features the upper level,
gross area of 780 sq ft. Porches
all around the concrete struc-'
ture which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.

(400) Property situated in Cal-
abash. Bay on the Island of
Andros. 75'x150' and contain-

ft along Stratford Court. Ap-
praised value $26,000.
(902) Lot #5 of Bowles Tract,
8.35 acres (2,017.17 ft x 200
ft.) located approximately 2
miles southeast of Governor's
Harbour. Appraised value
(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65
sq.'ft.) situated in Mango Lane
Section "B" Block l15, Elet'-
thera Island Shores on the is-
land of Eleuthera. Appraised
value $25,665.
(902) .281 acre of vacant land
off Queen's Highway in the
settlement of Governor's Har-
bour, Eleuthera. Appraised

(400) Mrs. Vanessa Scott
Tel: 242-322-8700 ,-
(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders
(702) Mrs. Ariastacia Knowles
(703) Mrs. Venus Boniimy
Tel: 242-325-4711
(401) Mr. James Strachan
Tel: 242-393-7505/8
(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd ,
(505) Ms. Patricia Russell
Tel: 242-327-6077
(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts
Tel: 242-367-2420
(908) Mrs. Joyce Coleby-Riviere
(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier
(910) Mr. Travis Spicer
Telephone: 242-347-3031
(105) Ms Velderine Laroda

ing thereon a small grocery
store 480 sq ft and an incom-
plete 3 bed 2 bath house 900 sq
ft. Appraised value $65,000.

(565) Lot #12 in Block #2 con-.
taining 4 houses (3 wooden,
one partly concrete block,
partly stucco building), 4,763
sq ft situated on Farrington
Road in.the Western District
of New Providence. Appraised
value $68,000.
(505) A concrete single-family
residence located on Lot #212
Roland St, Ridgeland Park
West Subdivision. Appraised
value $72,035.
(902) Lot containing 3 bed.,
2 bath residence situated in
the settlement of Governor's
Harbour bounded northwardly
by a 19ft road and running
thereon '50ft eastwardly and
running thereon 100ft south-
wardly and 50ft westwardly.'
Appraised value $90,000.
(902) Lot #17, Block# 7 of
Section "A" of the Eleuthera
Island Shores Subdivision sit-
uated 3 miles Northeastward
of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera con-
taining residence. (Presently
being appraised)
(400) Lot #14 situated in the
settlement of Love Hill on
the, island of.Andros :total-
ing, 20,0.00 isq. :ft. Property
contains a two storey 5 bed-
room, 3 bathroom residence.
Appraised value $185,000.
(433) PropeitylocatedPine-
wood, New Providence con-
taiiing residence. Appraisal
value $68,000 ,
(203) Lot B situated on the
north side of Shell Fish Road,
being the third lot west of Fire
Trail Road and east of Hamster
Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBO
(433) Lot#71'ocatedYamac-
raw Shores, New Providence
containing 2 storey: building.
with 2 apartments above aid
shops below. Appraised value

value $31,320.
(505) Lots 12 15, Block nl.
- Greater Chippingham Subdi-
vision situated on the south
side of Flamingo Avenue, 2nd
lot west of Hibiscus Avenue
extending to the 4th lot east
qf Myrton Avenue. Appraised.
value $169,000.
(902) Vacant lot #1l & #14 of
Block #50 located in Green-
wood Estates Subdivision in
Cat Island. Appraised value;
(717) Vacant residential lot #25
(6,513 sq. fi) in James Cistern
North Subdivision, Eleuthera.
Appraised value $12,375

(100) Mrs Lucy Wells
Tel: 242-394-3560
(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon
(723) Ms. Alistair Curry
(724) Ms. Dionne Stubbs
(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson
(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis
Tel: 242-393-3097
(601) Ms. Nicola Walker
Tel: 242-322-2451/3
(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson
(303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh
(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson
Tel: 242-352-6631/2
(101) Mr. Todre Holder
(102) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
(103) Ms. GamellFrith.
(104) Ms. Jackie Knowles
(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey.

Clipper Group

signs deal for

new vessels

THE Bahamas-based Clipper
Group yesterday said it had
signed an agreement with a
Japanese company to construct
12 new 30,000 ton bulk carriers
in the 'Trader' class that were
designed by another Bahamian
The deal with Tsuji Heavy
Industries will lead to the con-
struction of vessels that are all
double-hull, handysize bulk car-
riers. The agreement for this sec-
ond series in the 'Trader' class
was signed in Copenhagen on 29
September, 2006.
This order is in addition to the
first 12 newbuildings ordered by
Clipper Group at Tsuji Heavy
Industries in July 2006. The
design of the Trader type,was car-
iied out by G.T.R. Campbell
Marine Consultants of Nassau,
All 24 newbuildings will be
delivered in the period between
May 2008 and December 2010.
All will be built at Tsuji Heavy
Industries' facilities in Jiangsu,
Clipper Group had previously


company to

construct 12

bulk carriers in

'Trader' class

placed newbuilding contracts for
the 'Trader' type at other ship-
yards, and will receive a total of
34 newbuildings in this design.
They will all operate in a com-
mercial pool managed by the
Clipper Group.
Meanwhile, the Clipper Group
has expanded its activities within
the very large crude carrier seg-
ment by securing two more new-

buildings from Jiangnan Shipyard
in China.
The Nassau-based firm said it
had acquired the newbuilding
contracts from Frontline Ltd. and
the deal followNs a similar trjns-
action for two sister nr\e buildings
entered into in Jul tbhis \ear
The very large crude carrier
newbuildings are set for deliherN
in the period between October
2009 and March 2u' 1.
They have a length of 1,082
feet and carr) 2 million barrel.
of oil at a dead eight of close
300,000 metric tons.
With its latest contracts. Chl
per Group said it had a totalpo
folio of 72 new buildings under .
order and construction at \anou ,
shipyards in the Netherlands
Spain, Bulgaria. Turke\. China'
Vietnam, South Korea and Japanr
The Clipper Group, which con).
trols a fleet of 250 vessels, t-'
involved in shipowning; tim;,
charter operations, commercial ,
and technical ship management,
the sale, purchase and contracting.
of newbuildings, and liner sei-. -
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The newest and fastest growing building
supplies and hardware store is seeking

Must have clean driving record.

Applicants must be able to operate 30ft long delivery
trucks and forklifts. Knowledge of lumber and other
building materials and a plus.

Please fax resume to 242-322-3937




A vacancy exists in the Corporation for Internal Auditors in the Internal Audit

The job executes various audit and investigation assignments as stipulated in the
Schedule of Activities formulated by the AGM-Chief Internal Auditor; supervises and
directs the activities of the Audit Clerks, and offers technical assistance to the
Assistant Internal Auditors. The internal auditor trains subordinate staff; assists the
External Auditors with joint audit efforts for the year-end audit; produces audit
programs; produces audit and investigation reports as well as monthly and quarterly
reports; assists the AGM-Chief Internal Auditor with annual plans and corporate

The duties and responsibilities for this job is as follows, but not limited to:

Produce audit programs and submit for approval of the chief Internal
Conducts complete risk assessment for area being audited
Conducts financial, operational and ITS audit assignments in
accordance with established audit programs.
Produces complete file of audit working papers
Produces audit reports on audit concerns and recommendations in
accordance with the IIA Standards
Conducts some confidential audit investigations, evaluate finding
& produce reports; exercising the IIA's ethical standards
Conducts reviews of budgetary systems (including variances
analysis), policies, manpower efficiency and new computer applications
Discusses audit concerns with the relevant Department/Section
head and seek agreement to implement recommendations.
Supervises work of Audit Clerks and conduct review of work done

The successful candidate should also possess:
A Bachelors degree in Accounting or other closely related discipline
and a professional accounting qualification e.g. CPA, CA or ACCA
Obtaining the CIA would be highly desirable.
Five years post certification experience in auditing and general
accounting with experience in interviewing, producing reports and
making verbal presentations.

Interested persons may apply by completing an returning Application form to:
The Manager-Human Resources & Training, Bahamas Electricity
Corporation, Blue Hill & Tucker Roads, P.O. Box N-7509 Nassau, Bahamas
on or before October 13th 2006.







Lenders select

oversight firm for

Kerzner project

CREDIT Suisse. Ihe
lender financing construc-
lion activity for the
Allantis Phase ll expan-
sion, has selected Inspec-
tion & Valuation Interna-
tional to provide manage-
ment oversight on its
The Atlantis Phase III
expansion (shown abore)
includes a 600-unit all-suite
hotel tower with exclusive
access to multi-level pool
A 63-acre waterscape
will feature a mile-long
tidal wave river ride, with a
centrepiece 68-fool tall
water slide lower. The pro-
ject will also house a state-
of-the-art dolphin lagoon
and education centre.
Inspection & Valuation
International is also pro-
viding project management
oversight services for the
Residences at Allantis on
behalf of Scotiabank.
The project, a joint ven-
lure between Turnherrn
Associates and Keriner
International. is a 495-unit.
21-storv condo-hotel low-


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has moved to
Unwala House Annex
East Street North, opp. the General.Post Office

P.O. Box N-440, Tel: (242) 326-0126/7,
Fax: (242) 326-0128



Credit Suisse Wealth Management
Is presently considering applications for a

Credit Suisse Private Banking is one of the world's premier private banks. It is setting new standards that go
beyond traditional banking services. Our dedicated and highly qualified staff provides our clientele with comprehensive
solutions in individual Investment counseling and professional portfolio management Our total commitment is always
to our clients and we focus Without compromise on their financial well-being and their personal values.
The position is open to candidates wrth the following minimum requirements.
Preferably College Attendee interested in graduating
Proficient Microsoft Office
Excellent typing skills
Seriously minded and responsible individual

The candidate initially will be expected to undertake clerical type duties but depending on the individual additional
responsibilities may be awarded:
Incorporate ard dissolve IBCs
File documents
Work on Excel /Word documents
Maintain office supplies
Collect, sort and distribute incoming mail
Send Fedex packages
Assonf uaW/Me;
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Highly motivated with a commitment to service excellence
Attenton to detail with a positive responsible altitude

S Competitive salary, performance bonus plus health and life Insurance
Career opportunity for promotion in a challenging progressive group organization
Applications should be submitted by fax to (242) 302-6398
Or by mail to Human Resources Department
1 P.O. Boy N-4801
Nassau, Bahamas

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A new dynamic Offshore Investment Servnces companyIs currewtf y
seeking r/lented and experienced professionals for the following positions:

Executive Administrative Assistant:
3-5 years full-time work experience as an Administrative or Executive Assistant. Proficient
Microsoft applications, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and have the ability to use
various office equipment and performs related work as required.

General Manager:
5-10 years management experience in the Offshore and Financial Services industry

5-7 years experience working in an equity or fixed income trading environment within the
brokerage or securities industry. Series 7 securities licenses required. Experience with
Pershing/Penson systems is highly desirable.

Certified Public Accountant
5-7 yrs hands on experience in the Offshore Financial services arena Ensures regulatory
compliance, performs professional accounting work, including auditing, analyzing and verifying
fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, reconciling general ledger
accounts; assists in preparing the company's annual and mid-year budgets; prepares year-end audit
reports and schedules; and performs related work as required,

Financial Investment Advisor
Minimum 10 t\,eai e'pe ei iln-e Provide clients with advice on financial matters, making
recommendations on ways to utilize money. The role involves advising clients on products and
services available, ensuring they are aware of and understand those that best meet their needs, and
then securing a sale.
If you meet or exceed all of the requirements above, please respond to questions below in the
cover of your e-mail, and specify Investment Advisor in the subject line when forwarding your
formatted resume as a word document:
Your compensation history (breaking out base and bonus)
General description of your current book of business e.g. total assets under management, generic;
profile of current client base (relative size, average minimum investment managed/required, etc.),
average number of years you hqve retained individual clients, etc.
Summary of key terms of any non-compete or non-solicit agreements under which you are bound.
Please provide list of all current licenses
Please advise circumstances surrounding any compliance ciations
Please explain the reason for your interest in this role

Corporate Administrator
Applicants should have at least 2 years experience in the corporate sector, preferably in the area of
company administration. The applicant will be required to communicate with other offices,
lawyers, bankers and clients on a daily basis and responsibilities will also include formation of
IBC's. Good communication and organizational skills are essential for this position and the
person needs to be self-motivated and able to work to deadlines. Familiarity with Microsoft
Office software is required.

What We Offer:
A great group of people to work with
A competitive salary and benefits package
Salary commensurate with experience and Qualifications; Group Medical (includes
dental and vision) and life insurance; pension scheme and profit sharing.

Qualified and interested persons should apply no later than October 22"d, 2006 to:

(No. 45 of 2000)


I, Paul Francis Elliot, Liquidator of CLOVERGOLD
INCOPORATED hereby certify that the winding up and
d issolution of CLOVERGOLD INCORPORATED, has been
completed in'accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 29th day of September, 2006.

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A leading jewelry company is expanding its Nassau Operations
and has, openings, at various levels, in the following areas:

Inventory Control and Management

1. Persons of integrity
2. Self-starters with drive and determination
3. Previous experience an asset

If you meet the above requirements and have skills in the
above disciplines, we will be pleased to welcome you to our
winning team. The positions offer career opportunities with
excellent salary and benefits package.

Please submit your resume in confidence to:

P. O. BOX N-623
Fax: 328-4211




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Luxury condo,
from 1B
Other features will include 11
foot ceilings and plasma TV
screens in every room of the vil-
"It is what we can do for you
... whatever you want," Mr
Kosoy said.
The pricing for the units will
run from $1-6 million initially,
and then move up.
Under the sale terms, owners
will be allowed to stay at the vil-
las 90 days of the year, and for
the rest of the year, the units

will be leased to other people.
"So it is someone who wants
to spend a lot of time there, that
normally would buy a house,
and this will be a replacement
for a house where they can get
some income and yet have the
services," Mr Kosoy said.
He envisions that the proper-
ty will be sold by invitation only
sales, and explained that three or
four persons have already
reserved units.
"We do not know of any-
where else in the world that is
like this. We are trying to create
a niche for the very high end
user," Mr Kosoy explained.

Minimum 5yrs experience in construction or related field
such as Engineering
Working knowledge of methods of installation of water,
sewer, communication and electrical infrastructure
Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans
Proficient in performing materials take-offs placing material
working knowledge of construction materials
Proficient with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
Good communication skills

Resumes should be mailed to Nick Sims, Development
Department, The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O.Box AB20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco,
or Faxed to 242-367-2930.

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Equity Side


Settlement of Marsh Harbour, in the Island of Abaco, one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

ALL THAT piece parcel or lot of land comprising 7.739 acres
being a portion of Grant B-88 granted to John Sweeting and
situate in the Town of Marsh Harbour in the Island of
Abaco one of the Islands of the Conmtonwealth of the Bahamas
which said piece, parcel or lot of land is bounded on the EAST
by the Sea of Abaco and running thereon One Hundred and
Twenty Five and Sixty-two Hundredths (125.62) feet and on the
EASTSOUTHEAST by the Sea of Abaco and running thereon
Seventy-two and Nineteen Hundredths (72.19) feet and SOUTH-
WEST by land now or formerly the property of the Estate of
the late Howard Sweeting and ruling thereon One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Sixty-three and Forty Hundredths (1,763.40)
feet on the WEST by land now or formerly the property of the
Estate of Milton Kenneth Sweeting and running thereon One
Hundred and Seventy-eight and Sixty-eight Hundredths (178.68)
feet and.on the NORTHWEST by land now or formerly of
SAudrey Roberts and, running thereon One thousand Seven
Hundred and Three and Forty-eight Hundredths (1,703.48) feet.

be the owners in a fee sintple estate in possession of the pieces
Parcels or lots of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioners
have made application to the Supreme Court oftheConunonwealth
of the Bahamas under S.3 of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have
their title to the said land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared, by a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the
said Act.

Copies of the plan may be inspected during
normal office hours at:-

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

(b) The Chambers of HOPE STRACHAN & CO., Equity
House, Mount Royal Avenue North, (Hawkins Hill), Nassau,

Notice is hereby given that any person having dower or right
of dower or an adverse claim or a claini not recognized in the
said Petition shall on or before the 23rd November, 2006 file in
the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioner or undersigned
a Statement of Claim in the prescribed form verified be an
Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of any such person
to file and serve a Statement of Claim on or before the 23rd
November. 2006 will operate as a bar to such claim.

Equity House,
Mount Royal Avenue North (Hawkins Hill),

October 20 target for Royal Oasis deal close

FROM page 1B

viding the bedrock on which
Bahamian tourism had been revi-
talised and built, giving the indus-
try global brand recognition.
Kerzner International was
preparing to hold major launches
in California and Dania Beach,'
Florida, to publicise its Phase III
expansion on Paradise Island,
which is expected to be complet-
ed by April 2007. The Ministry
of Tourism will be represented at
the launches, headed by parlia-
mentary secretary John Carey.
"Just imagine the impact that
has on the travelling public," Mr
Wilchcombe said.
"Again, the Bahamas will get
another major bounce from it,

and the Ministry of Tourism must
take advantage of that."
When the Royal Oasis closed
in September 2004, its operator,
Driftwood (Freeport), had left
liabilities of at least $22 million.
Much of that money, some $16
million, was owed in casino taxes.
However, the resort also owed
the hotel pension funds $4.1 mil-
lion as at January 2005, and other
creditors included the Grand
Bahama Port Authority Group
of Companies, Grand Bahama
Power, the National Insurance
Board (NIB), and private com-
panies on Grand Bahama.
The closure also left 1200
workers jobless, a large percent-
age of Grand Bahama's work-
force. The resort's closure impact-

ed the island's economy at every
level, especially retailers in the
International Bazaar, many of
whom have been forced to close
due to the absence of customers,
who largely came from the Royal
Apart from Mr Moghani, the
other investors in World Invest-
ment Holdings include its chief
executive Keith St Clair, who is
also chief executive of Coral
Gables-based Internet travel
agency, TraveLeaders, a father-
and-son duo who are both called
Fernando Alvarez, and Idalberto
World Investment Holdings'
Bahamian partner is Lawrence
Chisholm & Associates, an archi-
tectural 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.
Mr Moghani said in an inter-
view with The Tribune in August:
"We are ready to close. We have
a commitment from Deutsche
Bank, and are going to close it.
"We have the money; that's not
the question. They [Lehman
Brothers] have to deliver us clear
title." -
Mr Moghani, who although
Iranian by birth has lived in Florit
da for 25 years after escaping the.
Ayatollah's Islamic Revolution,
told The Tribune that the deal's
conclusion "depends on all the
paperwork" being completed,

Bahamas to 'aggressively ratchet up' passport ads

FROM page 1B
Bahamian and Caribbean hotels,
will still require a passport at the
original date of January 8, 2007,
placing this nation's hotel industry
at a competitive disadvantage
against the cruise ship industry.
Cruise ships already have much
lower operating costs than
Bahamian hotels, and owners of
Bahamas-based hotels believe the
Congressional amendments will
further enhance the attraction of
cruises as opposed to land-based
John Issa, owner of the Super-
Clubs chain, which includes
SuperClubs Breezes on Cable

Beach, said yesterday that the
Congressional amendments
would result in "potential trav-
ellers to the Caribbean without
passports, who very often book
at short notice, will have no
option but to avoid staying at
hotels and take a cruise instead".
He urged the Bahamas and
other Caribbean governments to
ensure the hotel industry was
placed on an equal footing with
the cruise ship sector over the
WHTIby requiring all cruise ship
passengers coming to the region
to possess passports.
Mr Issa said this would enable
the Caribbean "to protect the
.hundreds of thousands of jobs

provided by their land-based
tourism industry, and the billions
of dollars of investment in their
land-based tourism industry".
He added: "If this is done, not
only will the lobbying clout of the
cruise industry be used to get the
necessary exemptions for landed
tourists, but failing that, the land-
based tourism industry and all its
support services would not be
devastated during the coming
"The Governments of,the
Caribbean should immediately
form a united front in dealing
with this most potentially devas-
tating state of affairs.
"If we don't act together and
act now, we will all suffer togeth-
er in 2007."
Mr Wilchcombe, though, point-
ed out that the Bahamas was in
tourism as a business, and had a
duty to rise above the competi-
tion whatever it might be.
He added that the Ministry of
Tourism's own statistics showed
that a relatively small number of
US visitors to the Bahamas, esti-
mated by the World Travel and
Tourism Council (WTTC) at 25
per cent, came to this nation with-
out a passport.
Mr Wilchcombe acknowledged

that the Ministry was most con-
cerned about losing visitors from,
Florida who came to the-
Bahamas on the spur of the
moment, and business travellers;
"But the visitor who wants to
come by air and spend time at'
hotel, Atlantis or somewhere else,
he's still going to come.
"We have to ensure we don't
lose any of our business to Cana-
da, Mexico or a US state," Mr
Wilchcombe said. "We have to
ensure what is coming to the
Bahamas, we get.
"We're going to have to be
aggressive. The Bahamas reminds
you,. you need a passport, and
please ensure you have a passe,
Mr Wilchcombe said tie*'
Bahamas would employ all the
marketing efforts at its disposal,
including TV, radio, direct infor-
mation shots, and posters to reinm
force the passport message to US.
Yet he was "always optimistic" '
issues would be resolved, pointing
out that the Bahamian tourism
industry faced challenges every
day. The key, he added, was to
.keep pace, and ensure the
Bahamas rose to the occasion,
with determination and creativity.

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Ministry of Transport & Aviation
Proposal to Change a Ship's Name

The Director of Maritime Affairs for the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, hereby gives notice
that in consequence of the owner's personal choice,
application has been received under Section 42 of the
Merchant Shipping Act, Chapter 268 in respect of the
- ship, -'OCEAN RANGER"--QOiaial .Numbe .-8000929-
Gross Toinage 25498 Registez Tonnage 1407.1 owned by
Chantal Maritime Co. withits linicipal plIace business at
Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island
Majuro, Marshall Islands MH 96960 for permission to
change her name to "OCEAN GLOBE" registered at the
port of Nassau in the said new name as owned by Chantal
Maritime Co.

Any objection the proposed change of name must be sent
to the Director of Maritime Affairs, PO.Box N-4679,
Nassau, N.P The Bahamas within seven days from the
appearance of this notice

Dated at Nassau this 20th Day of September, 2006.

Ken McLean
Director of Maritime Affairs

UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd., a leading international trust
company has an opening in our

Data Management & Projects Team

This position is open to candidates with the following minimum


* Operations experience from any bank in client reporting;
" IT project experience;
SVBA, MS Access and/or SQL Knowledge;
* Basic accounting knowledge;
* Administration experience in Online Banking Systems.

University Degree in either:

* Business Administration with IT knowledge or
* Computer Information Systems / Computer Science with
strong business exposure.

Main Responsibilities:

* Setting up and creating new efficiencies for sourcing PDF
Portfolio Statements from other booking center locations;

* Source end-of-month account valuations from other booking
center locations;

* Assume responsibility for any existing source,, project
(transaction record information used for financial statement
preparation) for Asia, London and Jersey booking centers;

A successful track record in project management and strong
analytical skills are key requirements to succeed in this position.

Interested persons should reply on or before October 16, 2006
UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd
Human Resources
P.O. Box N-7757
Nassau, Bahamas






Expenses rise drops Doctors profits 27%

FROM page 1B

timely claims payments.
Days revenue in accounts
receivable were 101 days at July
. 31, 2006, a slight increase upon
,, the 99 days at the end of the first
quarter on April 30.
Mr Cash said: "There has been
S continuing improvement in
accounts receivable management
since the company went live on
S the new IT system. The tempo-
S rary backlog of claims was com-
pletely eliminated, and we turned
our attention to collecting the
outstanding amounts. This has
come with its own set of chal-'
lenges some of them recurring
ones but we are taking appro-
priate steps to address the major
"The accounts receivable posi-
tion at the end of the second
quarter reflects a notable increase
S in self-pay receivables, coupled
S with unsatisfactory payment per-
S formance of several large third-

party payors, most notably
National Insurance Board and the
Bahamas Public Services Union
Meanwhile, Mr Krukowski said
Doctors Hospital was again mov-
ing to sell its Western Medical
Plaza facility, losses on this prop-
erty having fallen by 44 per cent
during the fiscal 2007 first half to
$0.4 million, compared to $0.6
The company had received "a
sustained flow of serious
inquiries" from potential West-
ern Medical Plaza buyers, with
Mr Krukowski attributing this to
planned investment projects for
western New Providence, an area
close to the facility's Blake Road
He added that Western Med-
ical Plaza appeared to be gaining
in value, as opposed to the $0.2
million impairment charge taken
by Doctors Hospital the year
And Mr Krukowski said that
Doctors Hospital signed an agree-
ment on September 7, 2006, to

sell its investment property on
Blake Road, a transaction expect-
ed to be completed by the end of
the third quarter on October 31.
Doctors Hospital is also in dis-
cussions with the Royal Bank of
Canada over the restructuring of
its loan facilities, a move that will
reduce the interest paid by the
company. Free cash flows will be
used to fund the hospital's capital
reinvestment programme, with
new loan facilities being made
For the first six months, Doc-
tors Hospital saw its patient ser-
vice revenues increase from $16.9
million to $17.6 million, with
patient days, surgical procedures,
Emergency Room visits and out-
patient diagnostic services all
trending positively.
Total admissions were up 12.5
per cent, with emergency room,
MRI, laboratory and ambulatory
surgeries up 15 per cent, 12 per
cent, 6 per cent and 32 per cent
respectively. Earnings per share
were down by $0.06 at $0.20 for
the first half.

Devolution of Port's reg~ultrfucin'gel

FROM page 1B

the creation by statute of a 'Local Authority' that can
exercise "powers of local government or adminis-
S tration" in the Port Authority area.
The key is sub-clause 2 of this clause, which allows-
the Port Authority through a written agreement to
transfer all its "rights, powers and obligations" to this
Local Authority.
This, then, effectively paves the way for the Port
S. Authority to transfer all its regulatory, licensing,
and quasi-governmental powers to another entity
S while maintaining its private, profit-making interests.
The catch, though, is that such an agreement
between the Port Authority and a 'Local Authority'
must be approved by at least 80 per cent qf the for-
mer's licensees. This effectively gives a major say
over the Port Authority and Freeport's future to
its licensees, although thus far they have shown few
signs of grasping this.
S The Port Authority had always had a tough bal-
ance to strike between its functions as a private
S company on the one hand, seeking to create a prof-
it for its shareholders, the St George and Hayward
families, and its responsibilities as a regulator, to
the Government, its licensees and the people of
By splitting off the ownership of private assets,,
such as the Grand Bahama Development Company,
from the Port Authority's regulatory and quasi-gov-
ernmental functions, it could be left to concentrate
on'its economic development and profit-making
-. '', ".1.

role without being burdened by its often conflicting
Dr Coakley said a major problem in the past was
that the Port Authority's licensees, who should have
been participants in how Freeport was governed,
had not fulfilled their role. They had an agreement
with the Port Authority, which had not fulfilled its
obligations to the licensees.
A major concern for licensees and Freeport resi-
dents, Dr Coakley added, was that they were.unsure
whether the dispute over Mr St George's estate
could be kept apart and have no impact on how
Freeport was governed.
He said: "Those planning to do business in Grand
Bahama, and those currently doing business in
Grand Bahama, will' feel a little bit concerned as
you cannot separate the governance of Freeport
from private affairs.
"We are not sure if there is a separation. This is
the quandry licensees and residents of Grand
Bahama find themselves in. Are the private holdings
separate from the governance of Freeport?"
Dr Coakley said the creation of a Licensees Asso-
ciation "is on its way", some 40-50 licensee repre-
sentatives having attended the last meeting com-
pared to the 20 who were present at the first one.
He added that the Association was developing a
structure for a governing body, saying: "It is devel-
oping into a solid, structured, cohesive body that is
going forward in the interests of the licensees.
"It is coming together in a significant way. Inter-
est is high in the Licensees Association and it is
growing at a tremendous rate, because people are
concerned in a general way."

Career opportunity for an ambitious

career oriented individual as a:


The Role:

" Maintain Servers
* Maintain Cisco Routers and Switches
* Maintain and support PC workstation hardware
" Maintain printers
* Maintain the following software:
Microsoft Office Suite
Microsoft Exchange
IBM Client Access
* Perform Network System Backups
* Hardware installation, maintenance and upgrades
* Communications Support
* General User support ',

The ideal candidate will have the following:

* At least three years experience managing'a Windows 2000
based network,
At least two years experience working with Cisco Routers
Knowledge of Wireless communications

Experience with server upgrades and maintenance
Extensive knowledge of VPNs
Knowledge of Telec n'unications ,
Comprehensive knowledge of routing
Must be able to work ufisupervised
Excellent trouble-shooting skills,
Must be able to train others

MCSE and CCNA Certification are not required but an asset.

The Bahamas .First Group is' the largest property and casualty
insurance company in the Bahamas and has an A (Excellent)
Rating from A. M. Best, reflecting the company's financial stability
and sound risk management practices.

Please send resumeto:
Group IT Manager
Bahamas First Centre
32 Collins Avenue
P.O. Box SS-6268
SNassau, Bahamas

Or e-mail to:
Deadline for submission is October 11, 2006

Doctors HositirimefalthiSystem Limited
Interim report
Quarter ended July 31, 2006

Chairman's Report
Doctors Hospital Health System Limited
Dear Shareholders,
I am pleased to report on your company's financial results for the six months ended July 31,2006.
Earnings per share were twenty cents for the period. This reflects a decline from twenty-six cents for
the comparable period last year, but represents a 122% improvement in EPS compared to the six
months ended July 31, 2004. Net income for the six months ended July 31, 2006, was $1.9 million
compared to $2.6 million for the comparable period in 2005.
The financial results reflect continuing growth in patient service revenues to $17.6 million from $16.9
million in the prior year period. Following last year's performance wherein the company realized the
best financial results ever, patient service revenues continue to reflect a positive growth trend in key
statistics, including patient days, surgical procedures, Emergency Room visits, and outpatient
diagnostic procedures. This strong revenue trend is expected to continue through the rest of the year.
Total expenses increased $1.7 million, or 12%, over the same period year. Highlights include the
following: Taxes--particularly business license and work permit fees-increased 20%; other
operating-insurances, leases-increased 21%; and maintenance of medical technology increased
172%. Payroll costs grew slightly, as planned, and at 40% of patient service revenue are in line with
best practices and consistent with last year's performance. Additionally, provision for bad debts
'increased 43%, reflecting a notable increase in self-pay receivables, and unsatisfactory payment
performance of several third-party payors. Management has begun taking appropriate steps to reduce
the Company's exposure.
The Western Medical Plaza continues to be the principal discontinuing operation. Losses from this
facility were $0.4 million for the first six months of this year, compared to $0.6 million in the previous
year, a 44% decrease. Compared to the previous year where the Company reported an impairment
charge of $0.2 million, the WMP assets appear to be gaining value. Additionally, we can again report
that efforts to sell the facility are ongoing. With the recent spate of initiatives announced for the
further development of Western New Providence, WMP has received a sustained flow of serious
inquiries, and there is high optimism that the current discussions will produce tangible positive results
in the near term. In this regard, I am pleased to announce that on September 7, 2006, the company
entered into a sales agreement to sell the investment property located on Blake Road. This transaction
is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter.
Total assets increased $1.3 million, or 4.6%, principally reflecting an increase in net accounts
receivable (AR) and property, plant and equipment (PP&E). The billing delays experienced in the
first quarter following implementation of the new IT system have been completely eliminated, and the
new processes continue to be refined. Investments in new medical technology and ongoing
development of the new IT system continue to'drive additions to plant and equipment.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank you for your continued loyalty to the Hospital.
Joseph Krukowski
September 29, 2006

Consolidated Balance Sheet
July 31, 2006 with comparative figures at January 31, 2006
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
July 31, 2006 January 31,2006

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents 1,257
Accounts receivable-patients, net (note 2) 1,380 1,069
Accounts receivable-third party payers, net (note 2) 7,892 6.566
Inventories 1,132 1,150
Other assets 627 509
Assets classified as held for sale (note 3) 5,556 5,597
16587 16,148
Non-current assets:
Goodwill, net 431 431
Investments 30 30
Investment property 1,022 1,022
Property, plant and equipment 11,877 10.992
13,360 12.475
Total assets $ 29,947 28.623

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Bank indebtedness (note 4) $ 1,056
Accounts payable and other liabilities 2,573 3,071
Long-term debt, current portion 1,713 1.653
Liabilities directly associated with assets
classified as held for sale (note 3) 5,537 5,933
10,879 10,657
Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt 2,245 3.117
Total liabilities 13,124 13,774
Shareholders' equity:
Share capital:
Authorized 12,500,000 common shares at par value
of BSO.04 each (January 31, 2006- 12,500, 000 shares)
Issued and fully paid 9,971,634 shares
(January 31. 2006 9,971,634 shares) 399 399
Contributed surplus 12,358 12,358
Retained earnings 4,066 2,092
16,823 14,849
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 29,947 28,623

Consolidated Statement of Revenue and Expenses
SThree months ended July 31, 2006 with comparative figures for the three months ended July 31, 2005
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
July 31,2006 July 31,2005

Patient service revenue, net $ 9,038 7.995
Other 130 226
Total revenues (note 5) 9,168 8.221
Salaries and benefits 3,515 3,502
Medical supplies and services 1,451 1,309
Other operating 969 817
Provision for doubtful accounts 688 629
Depreciation and amortization 553 439
Utilities 273 240
Government taxes and fees 222 187
Repairs and maintenance 104 56
STotal expenses 7,77$ 7,179
Income from continuing operations
before interest 1,393. 1,042
Interest expense (93) (109).

Income from continuing operations ,300 933
Discontinued operations
Revenue 21 14
Expenses (188) (226)
Impairment of property, plant & equipment -(238)
Loss from discontinued operations (167) (450)

Net Income for the period $ 1,133 483

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted 0.11 0.05


Consolidated Statement of Income
Six months ended July 31, 2006 with comparative figures for the six months ended July 31, 2005
(Expressed in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
July 31, 2006 July 31, 2005
Patient service revenue, net $ 17,647 16,895
Other 258 327
Total revenues (note 5) 17,905 17,222
Salaries and benefits 7,060 6.717
Medical supplies and services 2,815 2,766
Other operating 1,894 1,563
Provision for doubtful accounts 1.287 902
Depreciation and amortization 1,060 862
Utilities 530 461
Government taxes and fees 425 353
Repairs and maintenance 324 119
Total expenses 15,395 13,743.
Income from continuing operations
before interest 2,510 3,479
Interest expense __(181) (228)
Income from continuing operations 2,329 3,251
Discontinued operations
Revenue 45 29
Expenses (400) .(429)
Impairment of property, plant & equipment_- (238)
Loss from discontinued operations (355) (638)

Net income for the period 1,974 2,613

Earnings per common share (expressed in Bahamian dollars):
Basic and fully diluted $ 0.20 0.26


Consolidated Statement ofCash Flows
Si n.ntll. r th-dd Jul. t1 2?6 t a uln cmpstrant e figures loi the s s munmn ended July 31,2005-
(E p.ri,~ rd i In.-uidJ.n 01 Bahamman tkdlaFtp
Jvl 31. 2J..I21. 'I .0.'

Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used in):
Net income.. S ,4 2,613
'il,, IIIn iL, h," i L tn net i orne In n .I ash ';'
I-' ,drlS aip-I'llelt illllt r. ", ,
S.' 'lJ,i a"',d ..**',,'< "" l, 6 862
Provision fordoubtfulaccounts .' "127 739
I,.= ,1.1... ..,I I .*peil,. plain & equlp'-n __238
4, 2 4,452

I..,,, ...... .u r.necea;.i (2,88) (2,496)
U^., 11.',... rr, 1 i in.,er.ionsr II (82)
(Increase) decrease in other assets (137) (29)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and other liabilities (491) 17
Cash and cash equivalents provided by operatlg activities 82 1.862
Purchase of propeiry, plant and equipment (1,945 (1,995)
Cash and cash equivalents used in investing aeivities (1,945) (1,995)
Repayment oflong-ten debt ((1IJl) (951)
Cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (1.215) (951)

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (2334) (1,084)
Cash and cash equivalents it beginning ifperidd 1,284 3.199
Cash and 9ash equivalents attend ofperiod (note 4), $ (1,0l) 2,115

Cash and baslh equivalents comprise cash at bank and in hand, short-term deposits with an original maturity of
three months or less and bank.overdralts.

S (Usunled)

Consolidated Statementof Changes in Equity
Six months ended July 31,2006
(Expresded in thousands of Bahamian dollars)
SNumber ol'shaie Share capital Contributed surplus Retained earnings

Balance at January31,2006 9.971,634 $ 399 $ 12,358. $ 2,092
Net income for the period 1,974
Balance at July 31, 2006 9,971.6 34 $ 399 $ 12.358 $ 4.066

Notes to Interim Consolidated Financial Statements
Six months ended July 31,2006

1. Signlfcitnt act nd-ilig petlM
Thnse'interim financial statements have bcfi prepared in accordance with International Accounting
Standard No. 34, Interim Financial Reporting. using the same accounting policies applied in the January 31,
2006 hudited consolidated financial statements.
2. Accounts recevable
Accounts receivable are stated net of provisions fordoubtful accounts of $6.5 million. Outstandig balances
for National Insurance Board and Bahamas Public Services Union at July 31. 2006 were $1.7 million and .
$0.7 million, respectively.
3. Asets classilld ua held for sale
For the period ended July 31, 2006, total assets and liabilities of companies which have been discontinued
and for which there is a commitment for disposition re reported in the balance sheet as "held for sale."
Operating results for these segments arereported in the statement of income "Discontinued operations."
These include Western Medical Plaza and Imaging Equipment Limited.
4. Bak'lindebtedaes (cst ll cash quai l)
The cash position of -S1.050 million reported in the statement of cash flows rclects $6.000 in cash for ,
WMP'that is recorded as assets held for sale.
5. Net paidelt service revtnelmedial snlin pp i s edrves
Net patient service revenue and medical supplies and services are recorded on a net basis. Physician Ices
earned in the emergency and imaging departments and sessional clinics aggregate to S2.0 million (2005 -
S1.8 million) and have been deducted from iaticnl service revenue and medical supplies and services in the
statement of income to rflcct only the portion earned by the Hospital.









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Accounting for a better IT network

FROM page 2B

efficiency in two ways. First,
management did not have access
to one centralised view of the
firm's accounts. The firm's inter-
nal accountants would travel
between the two offices to
update the accounts on a month-
ly basis.

Second, staff could not col-
laborate efficiently as documents
were not stored in one central
location. Staff would e-mail doc-
.uments to each other, re-save,
edit and then e-mail them back
to their colleagues.
The firm approached. Provi-

dence Technology Group,
requesting a cost-effective solu-
tion to their business problems
that would increase the amount
of billable hours and improve
their operational efficiency.
Providence Technology
Group had recently upgraded
the firm's main office, and the
firm was concerned with ensur-
ing that the hardware and soft-
ware capacity of their upgraded
office be maximised before new
equipment was purchased. Our
approach to designing the best
Solution was based on protecting
the firm's existing investment in
Our solution was two-fold:
Firstly, the full integration of the
networks of the two offices, and
secondly, the set up of remote
access to files and e-mails for

Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
section 137 (8) of the International Business
Companies Act 2000 the Dissolution of OMEGA GEST
MANAGEMENT LIMITED has been completed, a
Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the-
Company has therefore has struck off the Register of

The Date of the Completion of dissolution was 23rd
August 2006.

al tn

Customer Service Representative

We are in search of qualified individuals to join our team
as Customer Service Representative (CSR)
The successful candidate will be responsible for and should
display the following:
Greet Clients
Create invoices and bills for departing Clients
-Answering and directing telephone calls
-Perform data entry and use software programs
SExcellent communication skills are essential
-Work independently and be a team player,
-Exhibit exceptional organizational skills
-Work in a fast pace environment and prioritize
work assignments
-Proficient in Microsoft Office
Occasional travel may be required
3 years in customer services and data entry experience
Hand deliver resumes with a passport photo.
Or mail to:
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box N-8174
Nassau Bahamas

their professional staff.
Network integration was
delivered via a full-time high-
speed DirectFibre link from
Cable Bahamas. The integration
delivered three operational
enhancements immediately:


1. There was one centralised
place to save data. This meant
the accounts for both offices
could be consolidated, and the
management team had a com-
plete view of their firm's
2. The two offices could share
one e-mail solution. One office
was using Microsoft Exchange
2003, but the second office was
struggling with an old, unreli-
able e-mail solution. With the
integration, both offices were
now on the one network and
therefore could share the one e-
mail solution.
3. As both offices were now
on the same network, all net-

work security functions for both
offices could be delivered and
managed from one office. Inter-
net requests could be funnelled
through the strong firewall solu-
tion in one office to ensure max-
imum protection, without the'
need to duplicate costly security

The second part of the pro-
ject was to set up the ability for
staff to access their files and e-
mails while out of office, either
at home or while travelling or
working out of their other office.
Accessing files is a separate pro-
cedure to accessing e-mails, and
therefore two solutions were
To view e-mails remotely, the
solution was the Outlook Web
Access (6WA) feature that is
part of Microsoft Exchange
Server 2003. As both offices
were now using this e-mail serv-
er, the OWA feature was con-
figured to give all staff the abili-
ty to view their e-mails from any-

Bahamas Food Packaging Ltd.

Job Opportunity

Sales and Delivery
Opportunity for a well-mannered courteous person to fill
a sales position that includes customer deliveries. This
position is responsible for all aspects of customer service,
including: customer deliveries, invoicing, approaching
new customers, collecting payment, etc.
Must be enthusiastic and have an outgoing
Must have valid driver's license, and be
able to drive clutch vehicle (manual gears)
Must have good phone manner
Computer skills desirable, but not essential
Some lifting required
Please send resume to:
Bahamas Food PackagingLtd.
P.O.Box CR-54613,
Nassau, Bahamas
Or call: (242) 393-2222 or (242) 394-4875 for more


(No. 45 of 2000)



I, Paul Francis, Liquidator of CLOVERGOLD
INCOPORATED hereby certify that the winding up and
dissolution of CLOVERGOLD INCORPORATED, has been
completed in accordance with the Articles of Dissolution.

Dated the 29th day of September, 2006..

:i -

F A L"
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works (VPN) access was config-
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combined with a strong firewall
guard access to the firm's net-
work. Designated staff could
now access files from home just
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most cases, given a reasonable
home PC and a Cable Bahamas
link, the speed of working at
home is comparable to the speed
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IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT Tract of land
containing 15.00 Acres in the vicinity of Hooper
Bay approximately 3 miles Northwest of George
Town, Exuma.

IN THE MATTER of ALL THAT tract of land
containing 52.50 Acres situate in the vicinity of
the Hermitage approximately 5 miles Northwest
of George Town, Great Exuma.

IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles, 1959.

IN THE MATTER of The Petition of Jennifer
Johnson and Mary Moss (Administrators of the
late Edward Johnson)


NOTICE is hereby given that Jennifer Johnson and Mary
Moss are applying to the Supreme Court to have their Title
to the following investigated under Section 3 of The Quieting
Titles Act, and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
said Court in accordance with the provisions of the said

1. "ALL THAT tract of land situate in the vicinity
of Hooper Bay approximately 3 miles Northwest
of the Settlement of George Town, Great Exuma,
containing Fifteen (15) Acres and bounded as
follows: On the North by the sea and running
thereon Three hundred and Ninety-five and
Seventy-eight hundredths (395.78) Feet. On the
East by land originally granted to Amelia Smith
but now the property of various owners and
running thereon One thousand and Eighty- seven
and Fifty-five hundred (1,087.55) Feet on the
South by a Thirty (30) Foot wide road running
thereon Five hundred and Fifty-six and Twenty-
eight (556.28) Feet. And on the West by land
originally granted to Philip Bullard, but now
Hooper Bay and running thereon One thousand
Two hundred and Twenty-six and Fifty-three
hundredths (1,226.53) Feet. And
2. ALL THAT Tract of land situate in the vicinity
of the Hermitage approximately five (5) miles
Northwest of the Settlement of George Town,
Great Exuma, containing 52.5 Acres and bounded
as follows. On the North by land the estate of
David Rolle and running thereon One thousand
One hundred and forty-two and Sixty-eight
hundredths (1,142.68) Feet. On the East by a
Thirty (30) Foot wide road reservation and land
now or formerly the property of the late Jasper
Ferguson and running thereon One thousand Seven
hundred and Twenty-nine and Thirty-five
hundredths (1,729.350) Feet and on the West by
land said to be the property of Sunny Isle Estates
Phase Number Two (2) and running thereon One
thousand Three hundred and Thirty-five and
Ninety-six hundreths (1,335.96) Feet.

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

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

2. The Chambers of James M. Thompson, Terrace
House, First Terrace, Collins Avenue, Centreville
in the City of Nassau, aforesaid;

,3. The LocalAdministrator's Office at George Town,

Any persons who objects to the granting of the said
Certificate of Title is required to file-in the Supreme Court
and serve on the Petitioners or their Attorney a Statement
of his, her or its Claim in the prescribed form, verified by
an Affidavit and other related requirements to be filed and
served therewith by the 9th day of October, 2006. Failure
of any such person to file and serve a Statement of his, her
or its Claim by the 9th day of October, 2006 will operate
as a bar to such Claim.


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the comments that sprinter
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
made at the International
Amateur Athletic Federa-
tion's anti-doping symposium.
At the event held in Lau-
sanne, Switzerland; Ferguson-
McKenzie called for a four-
year ban for first time offend-
ers of those using banned sub-
- stances and lifetime for sec-
ond time offenders.
Ferguson-McKenzie said
two years is not enough of a
r deterrent. She said the idea
of having to skip two World
Championships and an
Olympic Games is more ideal.
It sound harsh, but the real-
ity of the matter is that drugs
have become so prevalent in
S the sport that something dras-
tic must be done to help cur-
tail their illegal use.
However, there are some
who are off the opinion that a
four-year ban should not be
imposed across the board, but
rather issued to the more
severe cases.
Stimulants, which are not
considered to be as effective
as the illegal banned sub-
a stances, are those cases where
h ethe penalty could be a little
more lenient.
In the past, four year bans.
were issued for all type ofille-
gal drugs. At the time, they
helped to -keep the sport
clean. But when the ban was
reduced to two years in 1997,
more cases have emerged.
No matter how many years
are issued, there will always
be those athletes who will try
to abuse the system. It just
S makes it that much tougher
S for the experts to crack down
on the culprits.
It makes it so hard for those
athletes who put in the work
ethic to get to ?the top and
they are dropped from the
podium by those who cheat
their way there.
Ferguson-McKenzie has
been around for a long time.
S, Now that she's in the prime
of her long and illustrious
career, this is a good oppor-
S tunity for her to express her-
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sidering that she bounced
back from a series of injuries
and surgeries to get back on
the world stage.
She ended up competing at
the World Athletic Final and
just missed representing the
Americas team (comprising
of athletes from the
Caribbean, Central America
and Canada) in an individual
event at the IAAF World
But she did close out her
season by running on the vic-
torious Americas 4 x 100 relay
She also completed the year
ranked at number five in the
100 behind Jamaican Sheron
Simpson and the same spot in
the 200 behind Jamaican-born
American Sanya Richards.
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the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizeriship, 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 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Eleuthera, Bahamas.

BAHAMA, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen
of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send a
written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days
from the 28th day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,Freeport, Bahamas.

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 28TH day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that PAUL BRADBURY DAVIS OF
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 5TH day of OCTOBER, 2006
to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

I Hosea Lewis of Springfield Road, Fox Hill,
Nassau, The Bahamas have made sworn deposition
that life of Barbados policy No. 0100735 on my life
has been lost and having made application to us to
grant a duplication of the same. Notice is hereby given
that unless objection is raised within one month of the
date thereof, the duplicate policy asked will be issued.

NOTICE is hereby given that OSNER PHANOR, OF JONES TOWN,
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 28th day of SEPTEMBER, 2006 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,Freeport, Bahamas.

A leading aggressive insurance agency is seeking an
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Junior Sports Reporter
AFTER Tuesday's cancel-
lation, when the skippers com-
peting in the Snipe World
Masters Regatta arrived at the
Royal Nassau Sailing Club
yesterday, there was more bad
The 72 sailors, from 10
countries, were.informed by
Thierry Huguenin, chairman
of the organising committee,.
that their boats i\ould ha\e to
be remain ashore due to the
downpour and high winds.
This was definitely not the
type of news the eager sailors,
who had parked their boats
along the dockside on Tues-
day, were looking for. In fact,
the early morning showers
were described as blessings as
they anticipated clearer skies
and light winds for the evening
Then, after the rain that bat-
tered the club house's roof
subsided, Huguenin had
scheduled the first race for
But once again things didn't
work the way he had hoped
for and, around 2pm, he was
still trying to get in at least
one race, not wantingg to lose
another day of competition.
He said: "As the race com-
mittee chairman, I, am also
anxious to get the race on way
and although we postponed
the race from 11:30am this
morning because the winds
which were definitely'above
the required standards of 15
"Right now I am going to
try, the wind is still above 15
knots, but I am hoping for the
best for around 1pm when the
sailors will be outside and

ready to race on the water the
winds would drop and hope-
fully I can put if not two but at
least one race in ioday. This is
my goal because I like to
please these people who have.
come down from Brazil, USA
and Europe, and have them
sail today. "
B But, since Mother Nature
didn't cooperate with the
sailors, all \will have to wait to
see what the weather holds in
store today.
Sailors will compete in three
classes, the Apprentice Mas-
ters, Masters and the Grand
The annual sailing champi-
onships are set to conclude on

DESPITE no official competition yesterday, Jimmie Lowe
and Lori Lowe made a splash.
(Photo: Felipe Major/Tribune staff)

Legendary coach encourages-

cross country in the Bahamas

Junior Sports Reporter
ALTHOUGH the Bahamas has
been successful on all levels in track
and field, president of the Bahamas
Athletic Association of Athletic Asso-
ciations (BAAA), Mike Sands is look-
ing to improve the national pro-
His latest approach towards
improvement is a week-long clinic,
conducted by legendary cross country
and track and field coach Harry
The highly decorated coach recent-
ly retired from Penn State in May of
this year.

Before retiring, Groves was named
the NCAA Coach of the Year five
times. He was inducted into the Unit-
ed States Track and Field Coaches
Association Hall of Fame in 2001.
Even though he has retired from
coaching on the collegiate level,
Groves is still active in the USA track
and field programme, holding the
position of vice chairman and director
of the junior men's programmes.
Groves, who arrived in the capital
on Monday evening, got the wheels of
improvement turning yesterday, vis-
iting two of six high schools on his

After congratulating Sands on the
accomplishments of the Bahamian
athletes at a banquet on Tuesday
night, Groves revealed a hole in the
BAAA programmes.
Noting that the Bahamas has excel-
lent athletes, Groves said there is no
reason why the.Bahamas should not
be competing at. a high level in cross
He said: "I am here on an invita-
tion sent to me by Mike Sands. He
came to my retirement banquet and
we had a little talk about some of the
improvements that need to be done in
the Bahamas. He asked me if I can
come down and host a clinic, which
should assist with some of his plans.
"I accepted the invitation by him
and hopefully we can escalate one of
the most important things, that is dis-.
tance running, something the
Bahamas has, but isn't utilising.
"Last evening (Tuesday night) for'
example, they aired some of the suc-,
cess on the international and local
scenes by their athletes all were
sprinters. They will have to branch
out and expand their programme."
Groves is not expecting the change
on the local arena to come overnight,
due to the commitment level and
strenuous workouts athletes will have
to undergo. But he is hoping that it
will catch on by late next year.
Noting that the BAAA always pen-
cils in a cross country season on their
calendar, Groves admitted that

expanding it wouldn't help, but pro-
moting this section of the sport will do,
SHe said: "Expansion is the way right
now, you have to first get the kids.
interested in competing in long races.
;Long distance races require a lot of'
'discipline, at times you will have to
work-out at 5am in the mornings, this'
can bd rough for some.

"But continuous workout is key, it
will help develop the organs. Many
persons look at the Kenyans and the
success they have, but I tell them
that their success started not at age 14
or 15 but those athletes learned how
to run after they learned how to walk.
S"I went into Florida last year to
assist with their programme, because
they were having the same problem,
now they have developed athletes
who are capable of competing.
"But for right now, the BAAA will
need to concentrate on developing
the athletes not expanding the pro-
gramme. Most of the athletes who
take part in cross country usually
compete in track and field, which has
a long season."
Each year, the BAAA hosts four
cross country races, along with a
National Cross Country champions..
These races usually start in October-
and are hosted at Fort Charlotte.

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