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Title: The Tribune
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tribune
Place of Publication: Nassau, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 25, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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pushing plan

on no cookout'

sentiment, not

backed by facts

Tribune Siah Reporter
THE National Coalition for
Healthcare Reform warned the
public yesterday that in the gov-
ernment's rush to implement a
National Health Insurance
(NHI) scheme, they are "play-
ing on the people's emotions",
to push the plan through with-
out any statistical proof of how
it will actually work. .
S Dr Robin Roberts, speaking
,"with The Tribune yesterday,
'"said that more and more the
public will see doctors unwill-
ing to sign on to the plan as they
have not been privy to how the
government has arrived at the

Tribune Staff Reporter
Legal action is likely to be
taken against a number of
Sfoodstores and gas stations
which have been found to
be stocking expired food ,
items, according to acting
Minister of Consumer
Affairs Mr Leslie Miller.
Following up on investi-
gations by a team from con-
sumer affairs which he head-
ed two weeks ago, Mr Miller
said that a report "should
be on his desk this after-
noon" which will likely lead
to a meeting with staff at the
Attorney Gqperal's Office
, to determine what legal
action can be taken.
The inspections which
took in all of the foodstores
and gas stations on New
Providence, and which were
expected to be extended to
S the Family islands, too -
were initiated on the basis
of claims made by some
mothers that their infants
had suffered health prob-
lems after unwittingly con-
suming expired baby foods.
S During tile raids Mr
Miller said that a large num-
ber of expired food items
were found at stores
SEE page 11

$231 million figure to sustain
the insurance scheme.
"What they are doing is sell-
ing this on people's emotions.
They are saying there are going
to be no more cookouts. When
you come to the hospital you
will get all the service you want
and \ou won't have to pay noth-
ing. See, that is what they are
"They will say we know that
ya'll need better health care.
We know that when you come
to the hospital you can't get any
services. We know when you
come to the hospital you have
to wait for a long time. You
see? We know that you can't
pay for health care because the
premium is too high. So all you
have to pay is $21 a month or
$50 a month and we will pro-
vide this great system for you,"
he said sarcastically.
Dr Roberts also added that
as they have not been privy to
any statistical information on
how the government had
arrived at the $231 million cov-
erage especially with all the
benefits the plan outlines the
Coalition cannot say that they
have been properly consulted
on the matter.
"By consulted we mean being
privy to all the details of the
plan so that we can make for-
mal judgments to either support
fully or to validate whatever the
cost projects the government
"Nor have they given any
kind of projections to say, this is
what we are going to implement
at six months, at one year, at
three years. These are our tar-
get dates or these are what our
benchmarks are. So we are not
privy to that," he said.
Dr Roberts said that they are
also seriously concerned that
with this new scheme the public
will no longer have the right to
choose who should be looking
after their health care dollars.
"The law says I have to buy
my comprehensive benefit
package by law from the
National Insurance Board
(NIB). That is a serious prob-
lem. You have taken away my
right to choose. You see, I don't
have a problem with the gov-
ernment saying it is mandatory
for us to purchase insurance. I
can live with having a manda-
tory insurance.
"But I don't want my manda-
tory insurance with government
because government can't man-
age. Government manages inef-
ficiently. Government does not
SEE page 11

GOVERNOR General Arthur Hanna raises the national flag during St Bede's Flag Day Cer-
emony under the theme of 'Culture -Deep Within' yesterday morning.
From left, Kenton Dawkins, Ethelbert Harrison, Sloane Smith and Derek Whymins.
The Governor General was accompanied by his wife Beryl. The ceremony was attended by par-
ents of St Bede's students and members of the Catholic Archdiocese.
Photo by Franklyn G Ferguson

'No discrimination against

AIDS patients, says PHA

THERE is no discrimination against
HIV/AIDS patients at Princess Margaret Hospi-
tal the Public Hospital Authority stated yester-
Answering claims of unjust treatment of
HIV/AIDS patients, the PHA yesterday said that
such allegations were completely incorrect, and.
that there is "no discrimination against patients
with HIV/AIDS or any other disease at the
Princess Margaret Hospital or anywhere within
the healthcare system of the Bahamas."
The Hospital Authority also said that, contrary
to reports, the number of incidents of infections in

the dialysis unit has significantly dropped in the
past few months.
In an interview with The Tribune on Thurs-
day, a 49-year-old dialysis patient claimed that
infectious bacteria is still present in the dialysis
unit at the PMH.
Precious Bodie, who has had renal failure, a
condition in which the kidney fails to function
properly, for the past seven years, alleged that
staff at PMH do not "efficiently" care for the
SEE page 11



its 50th

THE Bahamas recorded its
50th murder for the year yes-
terday as a man in his twenties
died in hospital from stab
wounds, according to police.
The victim, who police say
has been identified as 26-year-
old Devron Prosper of Redland
Acres, was.-walking with a
another man near Potter's Cay
after 11pm when the stabbing
incident occurred.
A vehicle reportedly pulled
up on the men, there was an
exchange, according to reports,
' and both men received stab
Prosper was stabbed in the
abdomen and his companion
was stabbed in his back.
According to Chief Superin-
tendent Hulan Hanna, Prosper
died as a result of his injuries
while at Princess Margaret
Hosptial around 6am yesterday.
"We don't have a motive for
thih incident but investigations
are ongoing," Mr Hanna said.
Police say they are also
investigating what they call the
"suspicious" death of a man
whose decomposing body was
found in a pit at the rear of a
church yesterday.
SEE page 11


on trial for


THE trial of a Bahamian man
who is accused of killing his for-
mer girlfriend in Fort Laud-
erdale continued this week with
testimonies of witnesses.
Curtis Nairn, 40, is charged
with the murder his estranged
girlfriend Ja'Vaughan Hobson
on May 10 after discovering she
was dating another man.
Nairn could face the death
penalty if convicted.
On Wednesday, witness
Getulio Barbosa took the stand
and said that Nairn or "Ice" as
he knew him telephoned him
the night Ms Hobson died, say-
ing he was "confused," US
media reported.
Mr Barbosa said he saw a
news report earlier that night
identifying Nairn as a suspect
in Ms Hobson's murder.
"Every time I talked to him,
I told him to turn himself in,"
the witness said.
Prosecutors contend that on
May 10, Nairn drove a bor-
rowed rental car to Ms Hob-
son's apartment in Fort Laud-
erdale, and found his former
SEE page 12

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Private schools

under fire from P7


Tribune Staff Reporter
RASTA mothers describe
Christian private schools as "hyp-
ocrites" for not allowing rasta-
farian children into their schools.
Empress Ursula Wells told
The Tribune that a private
school had discriminated against
her six-year-old daughter, Ari-
annah Bain, by refusing her
entrance into the school based
on her religion.
According to Empress Ursula,
she applied for admission into
the private school in March this
She claimed: "I told the school
that she was a rasta, my king-
man had been a rasta for 25
years and I've been a rasta for 15
years and that both of my daugh-
ters were born rasta."
The empress also said that she
explained to the school that her
daughter wore dreadlocks
because of her religion.

The female rasta stated that
she. was given a tour by an offi-
cial at the school, and that the
school's administration had
assured her that her daughter's
dreadlocks or religion would not
.prevent her from being offered a
seat at the school.
The mother claimed she then
paid $20 for her daughter to take
the school's entrance exam, and
that Ariannah performed
extremely well.
"My daughter scored a 98 in
reading, and in the 90s and 80s in
maths and grammar," said
Empress Wells.
The mother claimed that in
April the school told her that
Ariannah had been accepted into
the school based on her exam
However, she said: "They told
me that her headcloth would
have to be the same colour as
her uniform, and that she would
have to wear it tied up and not
The mother said that she

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agreed with the condition, but
then in July of this year the
school told her that her daughter
was not accepted because of an
alleged lack of sufficient teach-
ers, and they were also not
accepting any new grade-two stu-
dents this year.
Empress Wells described the
school as "hypocrites" for dis-
criminating against a religion that
was also based on "biblical teach-
She asked: "How is it that
they can choose which laws they
wanto uphold and then others
that they don't even recognize?"
Another Rasta mother claims
she also experienced the same
problem with two Catholic pri-
mary schools refusing to accept
her daughter.
Empress Priscilla told The Tri-
bune that she tried to get her
five-year-old daughter into one
of the schools in February, but
when she spoke to the principal
he advised her that, as a result of
their "Christian values and prin-
ciples" her daughter could not
be accepted into the school.
The empress asked: "The
schools accommodate other chil-
dren who are not of their reli-
gion, so why could they not
accommodate my daughter as
well?" 1
Both empresses said that ras-
tas'should have the right to
express their religion freely with-
out fearlof discrimination.
The tribune contacted the
Ministry of Education to check
the legality of the private school's
alleged actions, and a high rank-
ing official said that "those
schools are completely wrong."
The official said: "We are the
protectors of the Education Act,
and thoso private schools that
receive government contribu-
tions have responsibilities and
obligations, and they can't do
what they want to do."
The Tri=une attempted to con-
tact the private schools, but up to
press time 'there was no response.

UNHAPPY Empress Ursula Wells and her family

BDM blasts two major

parties over 'corruption

THE Bahamas Democratic Movement yes-
terday blasted both the FNM and PLP admin-
istrations, calling them corrupt and deceitful.
"The current political climate in the Bahamas
is charged with negative accusations, scandal,
bad leadership and corruption," Cassius Stuart,
BDM leader, said while addressing the press
outside the House of Assembly.
"Here in the Bahamas we have had three
consecutive administrations all plagued with
scandal and corruption. It is disgraceful as a
nation for us to have to constantly deal with the
same corruption in our governments," Mr Stu-
art said.
He said that, while the Bahamas has cele-
brated economic success, it has come at a
"painful expense." Mr Stuart claimed that each
administration has been tarnished with scan-
dals and has degraded the country's reputation
in the international arena. .I
"We were called a nation for sale then and we
are called a nation for sale now," Mr Stuart
BDM executives called the current allega-
tions of corruption against the Ministry of Hous-
ing "an indictment" on the past FNM adminis-
tratirh and the present government.
"The term low-cost housing has been a decep-

tion from the beginning," BDM chairman Jer-
maine Higgs said yesterday.
"The Ministry of Housing builds on Crown
Land and builds at an average of $30,000 to
$60,000. If a government truly means well,
shouldn't fees for attorney and administrative
fees be the only fees applied simply because
the land on which these houses are built in the
Bahamas is rightfully owned by the Bahamian
people?" Mr Higgs asked.
"The cost of living is extremely high in our
country and because of this only a small minor-
ity .can boast of having the disposable income
needed to live comfortably," he said.
"In a press conference, Minister of Housing
Mr Wisdom stated that if any person or persons
within the Ministry of Housing are found car-
rying out or are a part of a ring of corruption,
they will be dealt with according to the law.
He also added that if an investigation be proven
of having knowledge of the 'ring of corruption'
he would resign.
"If it is proven that the minister or any past
minister of housing had any knowledge of this
thieving scheme, not only should they be made
to resign, in addition they should be given many
strokes of the cat, one for every poor Bahami-
an who has been overcharged to live in condi-
tions that collapse within months of occupa-
tion," he said.




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Owner unhappy

at inferior' home

Tribune Staff Reporter
A HOMEOWNER has com-
plained that "something is
wrong" within the Ministry of
Housing after he claims to have
been made to pay full price for
a house which is "inferior" to
what he had been expecting -
and to other houses in the same
area with the same price tag.
The homeowner has asked
whether the inferiority of his
home is symptomatic of the
alleged "ring of corruption" that
some contractors have spoken
of existing within the ministry.
According to the homeowner
who wished to remain anony-
Smous his suspicions arose
shortly after he took up resi-
Sdence in his government-pro-
duced home in April.
After being asked to pay the
department of housing to obtain
a- copy of the blueprint for his
new home, the homeowner's
doubts were confirmed when
he found that, though the plan
Shad called for blocks, cheaper
sheetrock had been used in the
construction of the interior walls
of his home.
However, there had been no
concomitant reduction in the
cost of his house, he com-
':-' furthermore, he alleges, all
tle houses built by the contrac-
tor who built his house have the

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A 19-year-old Rupert
Dean Lane man appeared
Sin magistrate's court yester-
day to face charges of armed
robbery and burglary.
Court dockets stated that
Alaric James Nixon, of
Rupert Dean Lane, on
Wednesday, November 22,-'
being concerned with anoth-
er, and armed with a hand-
gun, robbed Joseph Laroda
of $190.
It is also alleged that
between 7pm and 8pm on
Wednesday, November 22,
',Nixon broke into the Rupert
Deart' Lane home of Laro-
da w;th the intent to com-
mit a felony.
Nixon, who appeared
before, magistrate Susan
Sylve'ster, was not required
to plead to the charges.
He was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until March
9, when a preliminary
inquiry will be held.

Complaint ov er paying full

price, as interior walls used

sheet rock rath er than blocks

same sheetrock interior walls -
while those built by other con-
tractors in the same estate
include the requisite block
walls, and were sold for the
same price.
The man is seeking recourse,
but alleges that the department
of housing was of little help. In
response to a letter laying out
his grievances in April, he
claims that Mr Gordon Major,
director of housing, told him
that though the original plan
may have required one sort of
material, the "contract docu-
ment" between the department
and the contractor required
However, the man who has
taken out a 25-year, $104,015
mortgage to fund his purchase -
has been denied access to this
other document.
Now he is questioning why
he should not have access to the
document, why this contract
would have contradicted the
original plan, and why it would
be the case that the contractor
who built his house was using
sheetrock whether it was in
the contract document or oth-

erwise while contractors build-
ing in the same area used
"Why is one (contractor)
complying with the plan, and
the other getting away?" he
"If I am certain that you used
in inferior material, then that
r neans the money went some-
v here else.
"Where did the money go?"
ai sked the man.
Furthermore, he said he won-
di srs how many of those buying,
g( government housing would be
ui aware that they were getting
le 3s than the price of their house
su ggested.
"This is gross injustice to the
poi or man," he said. "I am stuck
witih this same cost as if some-
oni e was paying for blocks it
car i't be right."
I Us complaints follow a series
of allegations over a period of
wecks that corruption exists
witi iin the Ministry of Housing.
A. number of contractors
havite claimed there is a "ring of
corr uption" involving a num-
ber o:f individuals who are said
to b e extorting thousands of

dollars from contractors
throughout the building process,
with the result that some are
forced to cut corners in con-
struction costs, while other less
scrupulous individuals are able
to use pay-offs to get away with
under-par work.
A police investigation into
these allegations was request-
ed by Minister of Housing, Mr
Neville Wisdom, on November
Up to press time yesterday,
calls to Mr Major were not

Tribune Staff Reporter
ANOTHER person has
come forward stating that she
was almost the second victim of
a "big bosomed" Haitian-
Jamaican woman while shop-
ping in the Mall at Marathon
two weeks ago.
SA woman phoned The Tri-
bune yesterday after reading in
Thursday's edition of a thief
who had struck in Harbour Bay
Shopping Centre. The incident
reminded her of her own expe-
The woman, who wished to
remain anonymous, said she
was perusing clothing racks out-
side the Sports Centre in the
Mall at Marathon when she was
approached by a woman with a
Jamaican accent who fit the
description of the thief.
The woman said she was
combing through the racks with
her daughter when the
Jamaican approached her, with
a short dark man behind her,
and struck up a conversation.

"Yo.uii know how they usually
have the sale outside. I was
looking g at the items and she
struck up a very friendly con-
versati on. And the mall was
rather crowded that evening.
When I turned my backshe
slipped open my bag.
"When I looked.around I said
what in 1ihe blank blank are you
doing? So I am happy that ya'll
had tha t story in the paper
because i It happened to me," she
said. Thia Jamaican woman in
question she said, is "brown
skin," of medium build, with a
large che st, and "very friend-
"'She w 'ill come right up to
you and s tart talking, and then
she positi oned herself right up
beside me. But that lil fella posi-
tioned h mself beside my
daughter,' she said.
The woi nan wanted to warn
other shop pers during the holi-
day season to be wary of
thieves. "I said let me warn oth-
ers because' it happened to me
right in the Marathon Mall,"
she said.

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Cold War espionage redux

AS the new James Bond debuted in "Casi-
no Royale," a new espionage thriller was
unfolding that gave serious pause to Russia's
progression in emerging from its Cold War
The plot begins not with a shaken martini,
but with a journalist murdered in cold blood.
The plot thickens not with bedroom dal-
liances, but with a former'spy fighting for his
life in a London hospital bed. And the villain?
Fingers point toward the former Soviet Union
- no stranger to the role.
Anna Politkovskaya was a reporter for the
independent weekly Novaya Gazeta and an
opponent of Vladimir Putin's administration,
covering the Chechnya region on a beat
where lew other Russian journalists dared,
to go. Two days before her expose on torture
in the region was set to be published,
Politkovskaya was found shot dead Oct. 7 in
the elevator of her Moscow apartment build-
ing. Four bullets were fired, and evidence
pointed to a contract killing. Police seized
hier computer's hard drive and other inves-
tigative materials she'd compiled from often
I urtive meetings with sources; the story that
slie'd planned to file that day will most like-
ly never be seen. Photos of the suspected
tor turers also reportedly disappeared.
"As long as he's in power, Russia won't
be a democratic country," Politkovskaya once
said of Putin.
Enter the spy with nine lives,. Alexander
Litvinenko, a former lieutenant colonel in
the Federal Security Bureau (the KGB's off-
spring) who defected to Britain in 2000 and
has also been an outspoken critic of Putin.
While at the FSB headed at the time by
Putin Litvinenko claimed there was an
attempt afoot to assassinate Russian billion-
aire Boris Berezovsky. Blowing the lid off
the security service's activities made him a
thorn ifn the side of the Kremlin and a marked
ina-n. Two years ago, Litvinenko survived a
i'viol)tov-cocktail attack on his London resi-
But this time it was thallium, a toxic metal
hained in Britain for decades. Three weeks
ai4o, Litvinenko had a meeting at a restaurant
with ;'a source who claimed to have informa-
liew on you guessed it the murder of
ima Politkovskaya.
A couple of hours after the Nov. 1 meeting,
in ' the man gave Litvinenko some
Si the dissident fell gravely ill. Earlier in

the day he had reportedly met two Russian
men one former KGB at a London
hotel for tea. Enter Scotland Yard, where
the head of its anti-terrorism branch is now
investigating the poisoning of Litvinenko,
who later died.
"Somebody has asked me directly, who is
guilty of Anna's death? And I can directly
answer you: it is Mr. Putin, president of the
Russian Federation," Litvinenko had said in
October at a media club in London.
Then he would have the fateful meeting
in the sushi bar, where, Litvinenko told Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty after falling ill,
the papers he received pointed to the respon-
sibility of an officer in the Russian special
services in Politkovskaya's murder.
Russia, of course, denies any involvement
in either of the cases. "Since 1959, when
Ukrainian nationalist Bandera was destroyed,
Soviet intelligence and the successor to the
first main directorate of the Soviet KGB -
the Foreign Intelligence Service have not
been engaged in physical liquidation of peo-
ple unwanted in Russia," Foreign Intelligence
Service spokesman Sergei Ivanov said on the
radio Monday. "Therefore all accusations
against the Russian Foreign Intelligence Ser-
vice look unconvincing, to say the least."
Dissidents disagree.
Russia has muddled from shoe-banging
grumps like Nikita Khrushchev in the time of
the Soviet Union to perestroika and the oft-
imbibing Boris Yeltsin. With ex-KGB agent
Putin at the helm, Russia looked for a time as
if it was moving toward respectful entrance
into the world community, even if it was win-
dow dressing provided by Putin's charisma.
The United States and Russia signed a trade
pact over the weekend that catapults the for-
mer communist country toward its goal of
entry into the World Trade Organization.
But the communist past is nipping harder at
the heels of Russians. Just last month, a Web
site editor was fined 20,000 rubles for insult-
ing Putin. Over the past few years, journalists
have been killed in still-unsolved cases; oth-
ers have been sentenced to forced labour.
And two more mysterious deaths that reek
of Cold War hits now come into play. What
does it take to rebuild an Iron Curtain? The
Kremlin seems to have figured it out.
(* This article is by Bridget Johnson of the
Los Angeles Daily News 2006)

EDITOR, The Tribune.
Fred Mitchell still seems tc)
be unable to understand tha' t
Fox Hill people do not like th(-
way he tried to bulldoze then i
with nasty, negative comments i,
without respect for anyone' s
feelings. He, without regard 1,
will say anything that comes t o
his mind, without being able to
ascertain the validity of tnhe
information he is spewing ouit.
In my view he is totally irre-
The recent fire of the Urb; an
Renewal Building in Fox H ill
is now being used to cast aspi s;r-
sions. Fox Hillians know I 'or
sure who an oiutsider is and who
is a part of them. Poor IMr
Mitchell can now see the haind-
writing on the wall, so, as fa.r as
I can see he is hyperventilate ng.
He will attempt to sully the
name of anyone he can.
The Free National Moven aent
should not allow Mr Mitchtell
to draw them in the sewer with
him. He must know that Iite is
not speaking the truth, ibut he
doesn't seem to care, because,
obviously the truth is no t the
issue, just that he must win at all
cost. But God will not 3,llow
anyone who has a secret alg enda
to deceive the people.
Fred Mitchell should r i lot be
telling the people of Fox Hill

foolishness, pre-empting a
police investigating of a fire that
just happened. Even Police
Liaison Officer Inspector Wal-
ter Evans has no clue yet, he
said that "a motive for setting
the fire could not be determined
at this early stage in the investi-
gation." How could Mr Mitchell
know the details first?
This is a clear example where
politicians interfere with the
work of the police, usurping the
powers of the authorities, and in
this case, it would appear, trying
to influence the police. Does he
realise that the rule of law must
be adhered to, or does he think
this is a communist society,
where the people have no
He callously addressed the
press obviously trying to create
negative thoughts against his
political opponent. But while
doing so, he made a blatant
error; he tied the Urban
Renewal to his campaign.
Everyone in the Bahamas
knows that Urban Renewal is
a PLP scam to be used during
the election, but disguised as a
community programme. But Mr

Mitchell slipped and let the at
out of the bag showing the real
What is most puzzling is, if
the Urban Renewal is supposed
to help people of all political
persuasions, then why would
any right thinking person want
to destroy it? This just does eot
add up. So the suggestion of
sabotage is stuck in the figment
of Mr Mitchell's warped imagi-
nation. Only a deluded person
can hatch, foolishness like thqt.
Mr Mitchell obviously saw.
another opportunity to get his
picture taken 'and he could not
resist that.
Sadly Bahamians every:-
where, especially in Fox Hill,
know just what to expect and
are not surprised in the least.
A suspicious mind cannot con-
ceive clear, clean thoughts. A
leopard also cannot change its
spots. Many have experienced
the wrath of Fred Mitchell,' a
man who, in my opinion, is inca-
pable of positive thought. But
Fox Hill will continue to mark
his report card. Trust me, the
results so far are not good, affd--
no amount of copying from-'
someone's paper can get hiura
good mark.
November, 2006.

Enforce those Town.:

Plan ing regulationS

EDITOR. The Tribune.,
ALL aspects of Tow ii Planning on New Prov-
idence are of the most serious nature if essentially
the true Bahamian architectural vernacular and
visible vistas are to b e retained for the future.
We copy so much of wl at is bad American design.
As development mo' ved from downtown City of
Nassau to over the hill we witnessed where street
after street, which in n Dany cases were too narrow
be converted to comr nercial without any consid-
eration that the retail. places of businesses essen-
tially required parking g, space, somehow they were
Today Marathon R oad probably the best exam-
ple, once residential, ii's totally commercial with lit-
tle consideration to parking on this major arteri-
al road.
In the past days I. saw where even in Cable
Beach residential conversion of once apartment
buildings to commercial has been seemingly
allowed without any consideration to car parking.
In one particular case, east of Sandals Hotel, 30-
liquor licenses have. been issued to two business-
es in the same building with even a permit for an
outside continental l. style restaurant without any
consideration to pa irking or whether these activ-

cities are blocking the access from the side roads
onto busy West Bay Street.
To worsen this situation the owners are seem-
ingly proud of their conversion and erected a tall
and ill-placed directory sign which block driver
visibility of those coming out of the roads ondo
West Bay. A serious accident ready to happen.
Another observation who is watching whafis
being developed in the City of Nassau? Surely apy
building on Shirley Street in and around Deveaux
and Victoria Avenue fall under the special NasAu
Town Planning Board which is required under law
to retain the historic architectural veritacular*6f
the city proper? There is a building v%"ch has
been recently renovated and it appeals midtn
architecture has been accepted as an af ic'v6d
style, so God forbid what will be the end res'iltof
what EDAW and the Downtown Development -.
people will permit. Town Planning explain please. *
If we loose the quaintness of olde Charlesto'n
(City of Nassau) bush crack the tourists will haye
no reason to come Key West will continue to be
show cased as the true authentic example of' a
period Colonial Port is that what we wish?
November 12,2006.

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Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Pegasus Wire-
less Corporation, a major pro-
ducter of high-tech wireless
products, will open a new multi-
million dollar manufacturing
,plant in Freeport by early next
year, creating nearly 300 jobs
on Grand Bahama.
The announcement was made
,yesterday at the Prime Minis-
'ter's Office in Freeport by Mr
Jasper Knabb, CEO and presi-
1-dent of Pegasus Wireless. Also
present were Prime Minister
'Perry Christie and Hannes
,Babak, chairman of the Grand
-Bahama Port Authority.
SMr Knabb is considering two
'possible locations for the plant,
which he expects to have open
**by February, 2007. He said it
'will employ 280 persons.
Mr Knabb said the company
is looking at the old Home Cen-
tre building on Peel Street, as
,well as 10 acres of land off
Queen's Highway, as an alter-
native location for the new
S"We are currently working
with First Caribbean
Bank...and the technology we
-will be bringing is around $15 to
$20 million," he said.
Pegasus Wireless Corpora-
tion, formerly known as OTC
-Wireless Inc, has been provid-
ilig customers worldwide with
.broadband wireless networking
solutions since it was founded in
.Mr Knabb, who has more
than 15 years experience in high

Wireless products manufacturer
eyes two sites in Freeport, as
PM hopes Pegasus will attract
similar companies to city

tech industry, said the company
recently launched a new revo-
lutionary wireless video stream-
ing technology that is not made
by anyone else in the world.
He demonstrated the new
technology to Prime Minister
Perry Christie, who was very
impressed by the new cutting
edge technology of video
streaming with wireless moni-
"We literally cut the monitor
cable, which is a very significant
milestone in technology. In
2004, we were streaming video,
and in 2005 we had refined the
product enough to be able to
have a wireless monitor.
"In January, 2006, I showed
for the first time to the world,
true DVD quality streaming
video. On October 1, that video
streaming shipped internation-
ally, and I am pleased to say
that three days ago, the US
domestic version of streaming
video just began to ship, and
the significance of this is very
simple, no-one else on the plan-
et can do this.
"We are the only ones and
we have stirred up quite a bit in
the US with this,"' said Mr
"Six months ago, our compa-
ny decided to expand its manu-

facturing and we were getting
ready to open a plant in Mexico.
We currently have manufactur-
ing facilities in Taiwan and Chi-
na, but due to location and gov-
ernment policies, we have not
been pleased with these facili-
"I had the great fortune of
meeting your Prime Minis-
ter ... and we started discussions
of bringing our manufacturing
here in the Bahamas," he said.
Mr Knabb said the company
will be targeting young students
to employ and train at the
Freeport plant.
The company, he said, will
start with light manufacturing
and assembly for the first 60
days in February and March,
and then move on to board lev-
el, building electronics just like
in China and Taiwan.
Mr Knabb said Grand
Bahama would be known as the
next "silicon island."
"We think we are going to
have great success with your
youth. My goal is to establish
an education tour... talking to
the schools," he said.
Hannes Babak, chairman of
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty, thanked Prime Minister
Christie for directing this new
business venture to Freeport.

Mr Babak was very impressed
with the new technology and
education that Pegasus will
bring to Freeport.
"I think this shows one more
time that Grand Bahama is the
industrial capital of the
Bahamas, and I am sure this
will be a very successful ven-
ture for Freeport and Grand
Bahama," he said.
Prime Minister Christie said
the investment will be a signifi-
cant and defining contribution
to the growth of the economy of
Freeport, Grand Bahama, and
the Bahamas.
He was impressed with Mr
Knabb, who has corporate
interest in Taiwan, China, and
Silicon Valley, California, and
who is now exploring advan-
tages that may flow from trans-
ferring this business interest in
those areas to the island of
Grand Bahama.
Mr Christie said government
is faced with another significant
proposal from Mr Knabb, which
has "some defining implications
and extraordinary benefits to
the country."
Prime Minister Christie said
Mr Knabb's investment will
serve as a magnet to attract oth-
er similar industries to Freeport
and the Bahamas.
"Grand Bahama has become
a very special place to Mr
Knabb. He has demonstrated a
substantial degree of confidence
in Grand Bahama."
He said Pegasus Wireless will
be a major step in the genera-
tion of new level of economic
activity for Grand Bahama.


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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
Allyson Maynard-Gibson, left, is shown with her
husband Max Gibson, right, and Frances Singer-
Hayward, Honorary Chairperson of the Humane
Society of Grand Bahama, at the Bahamas
Humane Society Ball held at the British Colonial
Hilton on Saturday, November 18.
Ms Singer-Hayward attended the function to
"show her support." "We are all fighting the
same battle," she declared. "That of making peo-
ple more aware of the care and proper treatment
of animals who think and feel just as we do."

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Ms Singer-Hayward stressed the need for pet
owners to spay and neuter their pets in order to
reduce the number of tragic feral animals popu-
lating our islands. Both Nassau and Grand
Bahama offer free spay/neuters to those who
cannot afford it.
The Humane Society of Grand Bahama is
about to begin construction of a state-of-the-art,
hurricane-proof shelter that will service the needs
of the community for many years to come.
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Thunderball was filmed in Nassau and Paradise Island in 1965. In
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11:00 am: 128th Anniversary Service
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Prince Charles Drive
11:00AM Rev. Dr. Laverne Lockhart
Bernard Road
11:00AM Rev. Sharon Loyley
Zion Boulevard.
10:00AM Mr. George Knowles
7:00PM Mrs. Minerva Knowles
11:00AM Mr. Earl Pinder
7:00PM Pastor Martin Loyley
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9:30AM Rev. James Neilly
8:00AM Connections Rev. Phillip Stubbs
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Tuesday, December 5, 2006 7:30pm Special Service Preacher: Rev, Caria Culmer
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 7:30pm Special Service Preacher: Bro. Charles Moss
Sunday, December 10, 2006 10:00am Divine Worship Preacher: Rev Charles Sweeting
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"Celebrating 223 years of continuous Methodist witness
for Christ in The Bahamas'?
NOVEMBER 26,2006
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my sure and steadfast
love for David. Your descendents I will establish forever and build up
your throne to all generations.
ALMIGHTY GOD, who raised up your servant David to become the
King of Israel, and promised that of him you would make a steadfast
house: establish, we pray, your eternal Kingdom of justice and peace
and by the power of the Holy Spirit, bring us to our true inheritance
with all your people; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
7:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
11:00 a.m. Rev. Stacia Williams- Christmas
6:30 p.m. Circuit Open-Air Service at the Methodist Mission Centre
(108 Montrose Ave. near Wulff Rd)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Raymond R. Neilly
11:00 a.m. Rhodes Woman Alive Anniversary Service
6:30 p.m. Circuit Oppn- Air Service at the Methodist Mission Centre
11:00 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Sykes
11:00 a.m. Rev. Colin C. L. Newton
6:30 p.m Circuit Open-air Service at the Methodist Mission Centre
Crawford St, Oakes Field)
7:00 a.m. Rev. Leonard G. Roberts Jr. (Holy Communion)
10:00 a.m. Bro. Andrew Hunter
6:30 p.m. Circuit Open-Air Service at the Methodist Mission Centre
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8:00 a.m. Rev. Emily A. Demeritte (Holy Communion)
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Memorial Methodist Church.
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to fast for Justice to prevail in the Methodist Cases. The fast begins
weekly after the evening meal on Thursday and ends at noon on Friday.
This we proclaim unswervingly: "My God and My Right."
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"Family Vibes" ZNS 1, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.; "To God be the Glory" ZNS
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Minister of National Security and Deputy Prime Minister, Cynthia Pratt, is pictured
presenting the baton of honour award for best all-round recruit to Linwood Knowles
(Photo: Vandyke Hepburn)

Police force gains

28 recruit boost

Tribune Freeport Reporter
FREEPORT Twenty-eight
hew recruits were officially
inducted as police officers into
the Royal Bahamas Police
Force on Grand Bahama.
Minister of National Security
Cynthia Pratt congratulated the
class of 'E' Squad 2006 at the
passing out parade and gradua-
tion ceremony held on Thurs-
day at Grand Bahama's Gerald
Bartlette Police Headquarters
Recruit 3177 Linwood
Knowles received both the
Commandant Award for attain-
ing the highest academic
achievement during training, as
well as the baton of honour
award for best all-round recruit.
Many persons attended the
ceremony, which included an
impressive drill performance by
new recruits and the police
marching band.
The recruits completed
intense and rigorous training,
which exposed them to police
theory, and practices, emerging
S techniques and technology,
- Bahamian law, self-defence and
defensive driving.
Ms Pratt told recruits that
being a police officer is no ordi-
nary career as they are caretak-
ers of the safety and security of
the country's citizens, and care-
takers of the country's democ-
"You must bring true mean-
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The Save Guana Cay Reef
Association has filed its notice
of appeal against the Judicial
Review judgment of Acting
Justice Norris Carroll.
The association intends to
pursue its appeal as soon as
the Court of Appeal can hear
SMeanwhile, the association
is -battling a claim by the gov-
ernment and its developers for
payment of their costs in the
Supreme Court trial.
Justice Carroll refused to
recuse himself on the costs
The association said that it
remains steadfast in its com-
mitment to resist this abusive
and inappropriate mega-
development to which the
pristine natural environment
of Great Guana Cay has been
.,The developers have begun
extensive civil works again.
'' The association said it is
now considering other actions
and the possibility of an appli-
cation for an injunction to
restrain the developers from
continuing with the works in
the meantime.

'courage, integrity and loyalty',"
she said.
"So we want you to under-
stand that more than any other
time in our history, our people
require honesty, integrity and
fairness from those who have
the privilege of wearing the
police badge and you must
deliver it to them."
Pointing out that they must
give at all times exemplary and
professional service, Minister
Pratt warned that they must
never put themselves in a posi-
tion where their character, or
integrity, is questioned.
She said police officers should
be model citizens.
"Whether you like it or not,
you will now become a role
model. The aged will depend
on you. The youth will look up
to you. Wearing your badge and
belonging to this institution
places you in a position of trust
and responsibility," said Mrs
She said how they discharge
their mandate, and conduct
themselves, "will determine
whether they have earned the
people's respect, done justice
to the constitution, and brought
pride and honour to the
Minister Pratt said the police
force offers a "rewarding
career" for young Bahamians,
but warns that it is not a place
for persons with hidden agen-
"If you think you are smarter
than the system, then you will
run into problems. If you think

you can use your badge as a
shield to protect your nefarious
activities, you will run into prob-.
lems and be sorry.
"So graduates, my conversa-
tion on ethics and integrity may
have seemed a little overbear-
,ing, but it is important that you
understand that this is what we
expect of you," she said.
Mrs Pratt said the force of
the 21st century will face many
challenges as it retools and
redefines its core functions, and
as it develops new strategies and
initiatives to continue its assault
on the problem of crime in the
"A proud and grateful coun-
try depends on you. Do not fail
us, do not fail the Bahamian
people, do not fail the RBPF.
-Do not fail your parents, rela-
tives and friends, and most of
all do not fail yourselves."
Minister Pratt told graduat-
ing recruits to always put God
first while on the job and dis-
playing their duties.
She said: "You made it this
far by God's grace. It does not
matter how high you get, you
will still be looking up to God. I
want to encourage you that
whenever you get into those
patrol cars, motorbikes, you
might have to chase after the
criminals, remember to put God
"When you leave home you
don't know whether you will
return, but we hope and pray
that when you step out in those
uniforms you can say God is
with me today," she said.




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A LOOK at what's to come at Atlantis! Atlantis Priority Club's top prpducers, Celina Thompson of Banque Privee
at left and Leotha Nixon of Pepsicola (Bahamas) Limited at right are pictured with Atlantis' Tanya Stubbs, sales
co-ordinator, moments after receiving an overview of Atlantis Phase Ill.
Photo: Joshua Yentis/Blue Wave Imaging


aIS Asphalt Products Manufacturer
Civil Engineering Contractor

Now Hiring For Abaco Projects

NB: Personnel To Be Hired In Abaco

Dump Truck Drivers

Excavator Operators

Dozer Operators

-General Labourers

Nassau Office Abaco Office
Airport Industrial Park Airport Roundabout
Po Box Cb 10990 P.O. Box AB-20184
Nassau, Bahamas Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Tel: (242) 377-6351 Tel: (242) 367-3956
Fax: (242) 377-2193 Fax: (242) 367-3959

ATLANTIS' $1 billion
Phase III resort development,
including the prized dolphins
and sea lions,, topped the
agendas of members of the
resort's Priority Club, who
looked on in fascination as
plans were disclosed for the
mega resort. The group was
also hosted to a sumptuous
breakfast at Marketplace
Restaurant. The event, organ-
ised by Atlantis sales team,
was part of a familiarisation
tour for the club's top pro-
Administered by Kerzner
International's sales and mar-
keting department, the Prior-
ity Club is a corporate service
club which rewards its mem-
bers points for booking rooms

as well as food and beverage
events with Atlantis and
One&Only Ocean Club. The
points can be redeemed for
accommodation along with
food and beverage privileges
at any of Kerzner Interna-
tional's Bahamian properties.
Some of the companies rep-
resented included CIBC Trust,
Executive Flight Support,
Oceania Properties, Mount
Tabor Full Gospel Baptist
Church, Citigroup, Banque
Privee, Credit Suisse Wealth
Management and Pepsicola
(Bahamas) Limited.
Karen Cargill, Atlantis'
sales manager, thanked the
Priority Club members for
their continuous support. Ms
Cargill noted that the club has

Harbourside Marine is looking for marine
helpers. Must have mechanical knowledge and
strong work ethics.

Please fax resumes to: 394-7659

Harbourside Marine is looking for sales
person with knowledge of generators, golf
cars and the marine industry.
Must be self driven.

Please fax resume to: 394-7659

grown significantly over the
years and the resort's success
in the local market is due in
part to their support.
"As we embark on this
exciting new journey with the
opening of our Phase III
development here at Atlantis,
we will be looking to you our
corporate partners to help
build upon our shared vision.
We thank you for your con-
tinuous support and promise
to deliver memorable experi-
ences to your special guests,"
Ms Cargill said.
The club's members were
pleased with the familiarisa-
tion tour.
Catherine Wallas, of Credit
Suisse Wealth Management,
has been a member of
Atlantis' Priority Club for
more than five years. She
praised the Atlantis sales
team, which she noted goes
out of its way to assist her
organisation's special guests.
Ms Wallas was equally
pleased to be invited to par-
ticipate in the event. "I.
enjoyed it, especially seeing',
the dolphins and the sea
lions," she said.
Eight years ago, Shareal
Burton of Banque Privee.
Edmond joined Atlantis' Pri-
ority Club and, to date, she
and her organisation are as
happy as the first,day they
joined up.
"It (the familiarisation tour)
was wonderful, I think it was
very good.. .It is really a plea-
sure working with Karen and,.
the Atlantis team," said Ms
Burton, whose visit with the
Atlantis dolphins marked.her
first encounter with the mam-

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



The International Sales Manager will have full responsibility for developing and implementing
sales strategies that will generate sales growth and contribute to the achievement of business


Product, Program and Service Delivery

Develop, focus on and consistently achieve sales targets
Ensure regular and accurate feedback gleaned from customers both internal and external
is provided and effectively integrated with product planning process
Develop strong relationships with distributors and major customers
Identify new customers and markets for expansion
Evaluate existing sales networks with a view to improving and maximizing opportunities


Prepare sales budgets, report sales and close monitoring of expenses

Business Systems and Processes

Liaise closely with marketing staff and Operations Planning Manager

People and Growth

Ensure professional and personal development is undertaken
Work with the senior management team to identify and determine sales/acquisition
Contribute to the culture of organisational efficiency and effectiveness by acting ethically,
honestly and fairly at all times

The successful candidate will have
Significant experience in the sales and marketing function of a highly branded global
business, preferably in footwear or the action sports industry
Knowledge or experience in global wholesale or distribution
Marketing, MBA or equivalent business qualification
Exceptional sales and marketing ability demonstrated through results and a track record
of achievement and innovation
Proven ability in development of comprehensive marketing strategies
Self starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a senior management
Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
Strong negotiation skills
The ability to work effectively in diverse markets with a wide range of customers at different
levels with a variety of goals, objectives and needs
The ability to travel extensively internationally


The position offers a competitive salary plus incentive bonus based on performance and pension,
insurance and other benefits.

Interested candidates should submit their resume by 4 December 2006 to:
Clifford A. Johnson
Providence House
East Hill Street
P.O. Box N-3910
Nassau, Bahamas
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COB students hold first

ever photo exhibition

Photo-journalism students of
the College of the Bahamas are
out to make history as they host
the first ever photo-journalism
exhibition held by Bahamian
The "Writers of Light" pho-
tography exhibition is sched-
uled to be held on Thursday,
November 30, at 6.30pm in
Chapter One Bookstore on
Thompson Boulevard.
This event is free and open
to the public and will showcase
work done by all of the students
of the photo-journalism class.
Students in photo-journalism
learn the basics of the 35mm
camera and its features. The
course also emphasises the
knowledge of the digital cam-
era and different aspects of Pho-
toshop CS for digital photogra-
phers, developing and printing
photographs for publication,
digital imagery and some histo-
ry is explored.
Image composition, photo-
journalist personality and ethics
are also required in this intro-
duction to photo-journalism.
S Hugo Zarate, lecturer of the
photo-journalism (JRN 201)
course, describes the "Writers
of Light" exhibition as being,
"an eye-opener which captures
* the students' artistic ability."
He said: "I'm excited to see
the quality of the work done by
the students. I'm very pleased to
see that members of the com-
munity will have the opportu-
nity to view the quality of work
done by the class."
Christine Diment, head of the
communications and creative
arts school, said: "I hope that
many other students would con-
sider taking pihoto-journalism
as an elective. Some may even
change their major to the asso-
ciate of arts in mass communi-
cation. I hope that people would
tell young people that are con-
sidering coming to the college
that it is a good programme."
Ms Diment added: "I think
that it was great that it was the
students' initiative. I'm very
impressed by the way students
took the decision and deter-
Smined what form they wanted
the exhibition to take."
Ava Turnquest, a second year

journalism major who has been
greatly involved in the planning
of the exhibition, said: "I hope
this creates an opening where
this form of art is pursued,
appreciated and recognized.

Hopefully, this exhibition will
increase awareness about this
field and get more people
involved....sparking the process
needed to perhaps form an



S Office Of The Deputy Prime
Minister And Ministry Of
National Security

Re: Traffic Press Release Notice
Back to Bain & Grants Town Festival
25 November 200

The Bain & Grants Town Urban Renewal Project
along with the Honourable Bradley Roberts, M.P.,
will be holding its "Back to Bain & Grants Town
Festival" on Saturday, 25 November 2006 on
Poinciana Drive between Firilayson Street and
Hutchinsom Street beginning at 6:00pm.'
From 5:00pm until after the Festival, Poinciana
Drive between Finlayson Street and Hutchinson
Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
At the commencement of the Festival, vehicular
traffic will be diverted through side streets.

From 5:00pm until after the Festival, no vehicle
will be permitted to park on Poinciana Drive between
Finlayson Street and Hutchinson Street.

Paul H. Farquharson, QPM
Commissioner Police

i/ iustnms o


Has an immediate vacancy for an Accounts Clerk

The major duties of the Cler will include:
* Ordering of books and related teaching supplies
and materials for all sections of the school
* Receiving/Checking/Distribution of books and
supplies to the relevant sections of the school
* Preparation of payment for local and international
* Maintaining accurate relevant accounting files

The successful candidate will:
* demonstrate effective communication and
interpersonal skills
* be able to work with minimum supervision
* be a multi-tasker, in this very busy office
be able to work on weekends and holidays if

The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications'
and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package,
including gratuity, pension, health insurance, discount on
children's tuition.

Queen's College was established in Nassau in 1890 by
The Methodist Church and is a member of The International
Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and
Universities (IAMSCU).

Resumes, covering-letters-and-applieation-forms can- be
returned to:

The Office of The Principal
Queen's College
P.O. Box N 7127
Nassau, Bahamas
or emailed to:
more information can be obtained at our award
winning website



The Property is located off Fox Hill Road in the vicinity of Prince Charles Drive.
The parcel is a parallelogram in shape, is on a level grade and contains 15.32

All that piece, parcel, or lot of land being lots #818 82 being bounded on the
north by Springfield Road running thereon One Thousand One Hundred and
Eighteen and Sixteen Hundredths (1,118.16) feet, on the east by lot number 83
running thereon five hundred and eighty-seven and eighty hundredths (587.80)
feet, on the south by land running thereon nine hundred and seventy-seven
and ten hundredths (97710) feet and one the west by lot number 52 running
thereon five hundred andeighty-seven and eighty hundredths (587.80) feet.

The property is for sale by owner No agents. Asking price is One Million Five

Hundred Thousand (B$1,500,000.00) dollars net. The right is reserved to
reject any and or all offers. All offers to be submitted in writing by December 31st
2006 to:-

Acreage for sale
c/o P. O. Box N-8097
Nassau, Bahamas

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Baby Items





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* Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: New Providence Community Centre: Mondays -
6pm to 7pm. The Kirk: Mondays 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Diabetes Directions a FREE diabetic support group meets the
first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at New Providence Commu-
nity Centre, Blake Road. Dinner is provided and free blood sugar,
blood pressure and cholesterol testing is available. For more info
call 702.4646 or 327.2878
MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bahamas meets the third Monday every
month, 6pm @ Doctors Hospital conference room.
Toastmasters Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial Hilton Mon-
day's at 7pm Club 612315 meets Monday 6pm @ Wyndham Nas-
sau Resort, Cable Beach Club 3596 meets at the British Colonial
Hilton Mondays at 7pm.
The Nassau Bahamas Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) meets every
third Monday of the month in the Board Room of the British
Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bay St.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
time ir -- T' P setta S 7esday -

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas meets at 5:30pm on the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month at their Headquarters at East Terrace,
Centreville. Call 323.4482 for more info.
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Tuesdays
at Nassau GymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr).
Doctor approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register for more
The Kiwanis Club of New Providence meets every Tuesday at
7:30pm at the Holy Cross Community Centre, Highbury Park.
The Luncheon Pilot Club of Nassau meets every third Tuesday at
SuperClubs Breezes, Cable Beach at 12:30pm. We invite all com-
munity minded persons to attend.
Toastmasters Club 1095 meets Tuesday, 7:30pm @ C C Sweeting
Senior School's Dining Room, College Avenue off Moss Road *
Club Cousteau 7343 meets Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Chickchar-
ney Hotel, Fresh Creek, Central Andros Club 7178 meets each
Tuesday at 6pm at the Cancer Society of the Bahamas, 3rd Ter-
race, Centreville.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Eta Psi Omega chapter meets every
second Tuesday, 6.30pm @ the Eleuthera Room in the Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity meets every second Tuesday, 6:30pm
@ Atlantic House, IBM Office, 4th floor meeting room.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity meets every first Tuesday, 6:30pm at
the British Colonial Hilton. Please call 502.4842/377.4589 for more
The Downtown Pilot Club of Nassau meets every third Tuesday of
the month at 6pm at the J P Whitney Building, First Terrace,
Collins Avenue.
The 8th Annual Harlequin Masked Ball, hosted by the men of
Omega Psi Phi fraternity, will be held Saturday, December 2, at
the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa. The event will begin
at 8pm with a cocktail reception featuring a selection of choice
appetizer delicacies, followed by sumptuous dining and entertain-
ment at 9pm. Tickets may be purchased from members of Omega
Psi Phi in New Providence or from Mortimer's Candy Kitchen
(top-of-the-hill, East Street) or Vaughn L Culmer & Associates
Insurance Agents & Brokers Ltd (Rosetta Street).


Express Yourself: Poets, vocalists, musicians, visual artists, story
tellers, dancers, talented people are invited to an Open Mic ,
Night @ Da Island Club on West Bay Street (inside the Nassau
Beach Hotel) the place
where "the grown folks hang out". The evening takes place every
Wednesday night at 8pm. This is the Bahamian cultural expression
that your ears have been craving for in a cool, comfortable and
safe environment. Express Yourself is the brain child of the tal-
ented spoken word artist Mrs. Nadine Thomas Brown. The ses-
sions have developed to showcase Bahamian singers, musicians,
dancers, movie makers, storytellers, sculptors and visual artists.
Hump Day Happy Hour @ Topshotters Sports Bar every Wednes-
day 5pm-8pm. Free appetizers and numerous drink specials.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: New Providence Community Centre: Wednesday
7pm to 8pm. The Nassau Group: Rosetta Street, Wednesday -


6pm continues to mount aspm
the Bahamas*%erey own ...m _.;
film festi% a] gels ready .
to kick off its third
annual celebration of __
films. ei enis and panels
December 7-10.

6pm to 7pm / 8:3Upm
to 9:30pm.
FREE Health and Wellness Lectures are held the first Wednesday
of every month at 6:30pm at New Providence Community Center
Blake Road. For more information call 327.1660 or 327.2878.
FREE Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Screening.
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas' Support Group meets every
Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7pm at Cancer Headquarters, two
doors south of ZNS. Cancer patients, survivors, their family mem-
bers and friends are invited to attend. Phone 323.4482
The Rotary Club of SouthEast Nassau meets every Wednesday
from 1pm 2pm at East Villa Restaurant, East Bay Street. Always
an interesting speaker and great fellowship. If you would like to
attend our meetings please send an e-mail to bruno.pletscher@got- or
The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority Incorporated meets 6:30pm every third Wednesday at the
Bahamas National Pride Building.
International Training in Communication, Essence Club #3173
holds its bi-monthly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of
each month at Doctor's Hospital Conference Room.
Nassau Council 10415 Knights of Coluihbt's meets the second and
fourth Wednesday of the month, 8pm @ C iAugustine's Monestary.
The Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach invites the public to its regular
weekly meetings held every Wednesday at- 7:30pm at the British
Colonial Hilton. Kiwanis is a worldwide service organisation dedi-
cated to changing the world One Child, One Community at a
School and Community Nature Walk and Petting Zoo Free Every
Wednesday from 10am 2:30pm at Earth-Village Ranch, St Albans
Drive and Columbus Avenue (Chippingham). Call (242) 356-2274
now to make Reservations. Open to all ages and groups Monday-Sun-
day from 9am 6pm. Inquire about additional activities and pro-
TM Club 2437 meets each Wednesday on the 4th floor of the Min-
istry of Health, Meeting Street at 6 pm.


Shadowhand Entertainment presents an all Bahamian Talent
Explosion this and every Thursday night at the Patio Bar & Grill on
Carmichael Road. This event features upcoming Bahamian artist
who are ready to showcase their original material to the world.
There will also be a freestyle competition every week which is open
to the public at large. Doors open at 8:30pm. Ladies free until
11pm Gentlemen small door charge. See u there.

Free public health lectures featuring distinguished physicians are
held at Doctors Hospital every third Thursday of the month at
6pm in the Doctors Hospital Conference Room. Free screenings
between 5pm & 6pm. For more information, call 302-4603.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Thursday
6pm to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The Kirk: Thursdays 7:30pm to
Pre & Post Natal Fitness Classes are being held 6:30pm Thursdays
at Nassau GymNastics Seagrapes location (off Prince Charles Dr).
Doctor approval is required. Call 364.8423 to register or for more
REACH Resources & Education for Autism and related Chal-
lenges meets from 7pm 9pm the second Thursday of each month
in the cafeteria of the BEC building, Blue Hill Road.
The Bahamas Historical Society is scheduled to hold its next
meeting Thursday, November 30 @ 6pm. Jim Lawlor will give an
address titled "Dr Paul Albury: Rotarian." The venue is the Muse-
um on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue. After the meeting
Captain Paul Aranha will have copies of his new book "The Island
Airman" for sale.
The Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise has a breakfast meeting every
Thursday morning at 7am at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.
(Fellowship begins at 6:45am)
The Kiwanis Club of Over-the-Hill meets every Thursday at 8pm.
at the Holy Cross Activity Centre, Soldier Road. Guests are wel-

Toastmasters Club 3956 meets every first, second and third Thurs-
day at the Ministry of Health & Environment building on Meeting
Street commencing at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
TM Club 1600 meets Thursday, 8.30pm @ SuperClubs Breezes.
International Association of Administrative Professionals,
Bahamas Chapter meets the third Thursday of every month @
Superclubs Breezes, Cable Beach, 6pm.
The recently established National Insurance Baord Retiree Asso-
ciation (NIBRA), meets every fourth Thursday in the month, in
the National Insurance Board's (NIB) training room, Wulf Road
office complex, at 6pm. All retirees are welcome.
The Rotary Club of West Nassau holds its weekly meeting every
Thursday at Choices restaurant on the campus of the College of ihe
Bahamas. Fellowship starts at 12:30pm, with the meeting held
from 1pm to 2pm.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Fridays 6pm
to 7pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Sacred Heart Church Fridays @ 6pm
to 7pm New Providence Community Centre: Fridays @ 7pm to
Stop AIDS...Keep the Promise: Commemorate World AIDS Day
December 1 by participating in the creation of a Human Red Rib-
bon in Rawson Square (north side) at 10am OR wear your World
AIDS Day T-shirt on December 1st OR join the AIDS Walk on
Saturday December 2 at 6am. World AIDS Day T-shirts needed
for these events are available at the AIDS Foundation (325-
9326/7) or e-mail:
The Cancer Society of the Bahamas will switch on the lights of
their 40 foot Love Tree at 7pm at the Mall at Marathon on Friday,
November 24. The public is cordially invited to attend this annual
lighting ceremony which signals the beginning of the Christmas
TM Club 9477 meets Friday, 7pm.@ Bahamas Baptist Community
College Rm A19, Jean St.
Nassau Bahamas Koinonia meets every second Friday of each
month, 7.30pm at Emmaus Centre at St Auguftine's Mpnestary.
For nimore info call'3S 19-1 after 4pm.
AMISTAD is a club which promotes ibe Spanish Jiangueae nd
*-culture-iin the community Residents.'of t he Bahmas' iho peak
Spanish or are learning Spaninh are in% ned to artend meeting' on
th third Frida& of the month during the academic 'ejr at 7pm in
room 13 of COB Tourism Training Centre.


Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Saturday
mornings 10am to 11am.
Stop AIDS...Keep the Promise: Commemorate World AIDS Day
by join the AIDS Walk on Saturday, December 2 at 6am.: World
AIDS Day T-shirts needed for these events are available at the
AIDS Foundation (325-9326/7) or e-mail: aidsfouindationba-
Bahamas Diabetic Association meets every third Saturday, 2:30pm
(except August and December) @ the Nursing School, Grosvenor
Close, Shirley Street.
Doctors Hospital CPR and First Aid classes are offered every
third Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm. Contact a Doctors
Hospital Community Training Representative at 302.4732 for
more information and learn to save a life today.
JAR CYCLING: The owners of JAR Cycling are pleased to offex
a cycling clinic for juniors between 10 and 17. The free clinic will
be held every Saturday in an effort to encourage kids to cycle.
Parents interested in registering their children should contact
organizers at


Traveller's Rest Restaurant, West Bay Street, features special
entertainment Gernie, Tabitha and the Caribbean Express -
every Sunday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Alcoholics Anonymous, wishes to inform the public of its meeting
times and places: The Nassau Group, Rosetta Street: Sunday 6pm
to 7pm / 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Send,all your civic and social events
(attach pictures if possible) *to
The Tribune via fax: 328.2398 or e-mail: ydeleveaux@ Out there in subject line

"T' '-rewery of The Bahamas"

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manage with accountability.
"And you already have a management organ-
isation (NIB) which they say in the Blue Ribbon
Commission Report is 25 per cent overstaffed,
and 70 per cent over-funded in its administrating
component," he said.
Dr Roberts said that the public medical system
needs to be drastically improved and extra monies
need to be raised to improve various infrastruc-
ture and management systems so that the NHI
scheme can start "right away".
"We can start immediately. But you have to go

to the people and let them know what exactly
your plans are because you need to sit down and
take the time to put it on paper for the Bahami-
an public to see.
"Think about it now. They say they are going to
provide us with a first class health insurance plan
which will cost an additional $231 million from
the people for all these benefits, and all they have
shown us is an eight-page executive summary," he
Without details, the doctor said, the public can-
not analyse the plan. And with this amount of
doubt, he said, this scheme could be the largest
financial pitfall the Bahamas could conceivably
ever face.

StoresOmay faceDlegallaction

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throughout the islands and not
just in the baby food ranges.
However, since the investiga-
tions were initiated, and the
media attention that followed,
the number of expired items
found on shelves had been dra-
matically reduced, according to
the minister.
S Asked whether he thought
the presence of out-of-date
items was due to negligence in
removing items that have
. passed their sell-by date from
shelves, or whether he thought
the stores had intentionally
stocked the items because they
could buy them for less, Mr
Miller said that in his opinion it
was likely to be a "combination
of both."
"In any society you will have
unscrupulous merchants who
will take advantage, especially

of the poor and the ignorant,"
he said. "And when I say the
'ignorant' I mean those who
would not be up to date on
what you should look for.
"I don't think one could
expect the average consumer to
go in the store and buy any
product and continually look to
see whether that product had
expired. It's really up to the sell-
er to see to it that what he's sell-
ing is merchandise that is a good
merchandise that's edible (and)
that doesn't present a problem
for the general public," he said.
Mr Miller added that
Bahamians are already paying
over-the-odds for food, com-
pared to those living in the US.
However, he admitted that
there needs to be "consisten-
cy" on the part of government
in ensuring that food stores
remain committed to good stan-



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"Sometime after 9.30 yester-
day morning we received infor-
tnation that there was a body
in a pit at the rear of the South-
land Church of God, Soldier
Road West," Mr Hanna said.
:He said that, when officers
-;- responded, they found the
already decomposing body of
man who was clad in trousers

and had no shirt on.
"There were no visible signs
to suggest foul play and we are
treating this as a suspicious
death," Mr Hanna said.
"We do not know who this
person is and we are asking per-
sons having any information
regarding his identity or any rel-
atives known to them who may
be missing to come forward,"
Mr Hanna said.

"They (stores) need to know
there is a fine, that there is a
price to pay, and they need to
have a social conscience," he

FROM page one

Contrary to reports from
senior officials that the infec-
tions are under control on the
dialysis unit, Ms Bodie said they
may be getting worse claiming
that 15 persons are still affected.
In a press statement issued
yesterday, the PHA said it can
report a decline in enterococ-
cal infections at the dialysis unit
of the PMH.
"After sustained intervention
at the dialysis unit, through sus-
tained infection control mea-
sures, the incidence of infec-
tions has fallen from 13 cases
in the month of October to four
new cases in the month of
"While such infections in crit-

ical care units generally are not
uncommon, universally staff at
the unit are confident that the
interventions are and will con-
tinue to be an ongoing success
in control," the PHA said.
Additionally, the PHA,
together with the Ministry of
Health, has commissioned ad
independent assessment of the
dialysis unit by an expert con-
sultant in infection control
through the Pan American
Health Organisation who is cur-
rently carrying out the study,
the Hospital Authority said.
On the matter of reports of
discrimination against
HIV/AIDS patients at PMH,
the PHA yesterday said that it
is "disturbed by the incorrect
report of a patient with
HIVIAIDS who claims to have
been denied necessary dialysis

"The Public Hospitals
Authority has investigated what
is believed to be the case in
question and has determined
that the individual has already
begun the necessary course of
hemidialysis and dialysis treat-
ment," the PHA's statement
The Hospital Authority fur-
ther stated that the Bahamas
has earned its place "at or near
the top of the list of nations of
the world which are dealing suc-
cessfully with the scourge of
"These positive results are
the product of a system-wide
dedication in this country to rig-
orously serving the needs of
those who suffer from this dis-
ease," the statement said.

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On a brisk Bahamian evening at a reception on
the verandah of the Bahamas National Art
Gallery, Bahamians active in fighting HIV/AIDS
joined US Ambassador John Rood, Minister of
Health Dr Bernard Nottage and AIDS Founda-
tion Director Camille Barnett to unveil an AIDS
The colourful hand-painted tiles mounted in a
collage of blocks designed in four-dimensional
shapes of various widths and heights dazzled the
The words on some of the individual tiles read:
"Let's give it a rest," "Stop the Epidenmic," "Use
Protection At All Times," "I Love You," and
"Be Careful."
All these tiles were hand-painted by the 200
children who crafted the works under the direc-
tion of Bahamian artist Lillian Blades. Their mes-
sages were simple, straightforward and power-
ful, as they revealed how they feel about
HIV/AIDS. The pieces make up a quilt designed
to build understanding and appreciation for those
who have suffered because of HIV and AIDS.
IUnveiling, the quilt to the public for the first
time at a reception held at the Bahamas Nation-
al Art Gallery on November 21, Ambassador
Rood said: "The quilt is a wonderful example of
the right response to fight the stigma of AIDS.
The quilt does three things: It commemorates
those -Bahamians who have died from AIDS, it

moves us to think of those Bahamians living with
HIV/AIDS, and it reminds us that the fight i-'
still on against HIV and AIDS."
Funding for the quilt, spearheaded by the AIDS
Foundation of The Bahamas, was made avail-
able through a special Caribbean Ambassadors
Fund for HIV/AIDS to help support local efforts
to prevent and respond to HIV/AIDS.
Ambassador Rood said when he heard about,
the AIDS foundation's proposal to assemble an
AIDS awareness quilt, he thought it wvas a great
idea, especially since it was going to be designed
by children.
Ambassador Rood announced that, in keeping
with the US promise to fight stigma and discrim-
ination against people living with HIV/AIDS, he
will be publicly tested for HIV on December 1,
World AIDS Day.
Testing will be done at the HIV AIDS Centre:.
Dr Bernard Nottage, Minister of Health and'-"-
National Insurance, in his remarks, lauded the'
staff in the Ministry of Health for the gallant
work they continue to do in the fight against
Mrs Camille Barnett, director of The AIDS.'
Foundation of The Bahamas, thanked Ambas-
sador Rood for the Embassy's continued sup-
port of HIV/AIDS Awareness in The Bahamas
and noted that the quilt will travel throughout The

New Bond turns in a

Royale performance



Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva
Green, Mads Mikkelsen

WHEN Daniel Craig was
the surprise announcement as
the latest incarnation of 007,
there were cries of horror from
the James Bond fanbase and
scepticism that he was the
right choice from almost
everyone else.
But now, with the arrival of*
Casino Royale, the doubters
are being made to eat their
words big time.
Craig not only makes the
role his own, but he blows his
recent predecessors out of the
water with a truly fantastic
But apart from having an
atypical actor in the tuxedo,
Casino Royale manages to
turn many of the franchise's
other conventions on their
Gone is the traditionally
outrageous pre-titles opening -
insteaid we have a low-key and

brilliantly-realised sequence
showing Bond earning his 007
status. No stunts or explosions,
just surprisingly realistic vio-
lence and dialogue that sug-
gests this Bond is strictly lo-fi.
The plot also avoids the usu-
al trappings of the series.
There's no world domination
silliness here, instead we have
Bond out to stop villain Le
Chiffre winning money to fund
terrorism in a high stakes pok-
er tournament. Along the way
he falls in love, gets put in his
place by Judi Dench's no-non-
sense 'M', and gets bruised
and bloody in some thrilling
set pieces. Oh yeah, and he
first shows his poker playing
skills in our very own
Bahamas which looks sen-
Director Martin Campbell,
who also helmed Goldeneye,

has crafted some real visceral
We feel the pain of every
punch and kick that the new
unpolished Bond is on the
receiving end of and an
incredible sequence on a build-
ing site in Madagascar (but,
again, filmed here in the
Bahamas) in particular will
have your heart in your
The quiet scenes are equal-
ly well handled with sharp
dialogue between 007 and his
equally unpredictable Bond
girl Vesper Lynd (Green) and
M's frequent wrist-slappings a
But there's no doubt the
film belongs to Daniel Craig.
Almost single-handedly, he
has changed the direction of
a franchise that was edging
ever closer to self-parody. His
ability to make Bond tougher,
yet more human; ruthless, yet
more charismatic, is summed
up perfectly when a waiter
asks if he would like his vodka
martini shaken or stirred.
"Why should I give a damn?"
is his reply. Brilliant.

Children, who contributed to the HIV/AIDS Quilt, admire their work arthe unveiling.

Witness testifies against Bahamiarn

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girlfriend as she was just returning from a first date withanother man.
At the time of death, Ms Hobson had a restraining order issued against Nairn. She was scheduled
to attend a domestic violence hearing that day.
Prosecutors say that Ms Hobson then got into Nairn's car, and he stabbed her with a knife or oth-
er sharp object. "
Eventually Nairn drove off, taking Ms Hobson's cellular phone and leaving her bleeding on the pave-'
A deep wound punctured her throat and a lung, preventing her from screaming for help, prosecutors
Defence attorney Howard Greitzer has argued that his client was at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gar-
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.THE Bahamas Football
Association men's national soc-
er team has missed its oppor-
-tunity to qualify for the Digi-
cel Caribbean Cup Tourna-
In their third match at the
tournament in Bridgetown,
Barbados, the Bahamas needed
to pull off a victory over St.
Vincent & the Grenadines in
order to get a final shot at qual-
.*. ifying at another tournament in
Trinidad & Tobago next year.
But the team lost 3-2 to St.
Vincent & the Grenadines.
Despite the loss, they showed
S that they still have the ability
p o compete at this level of com-
SAccording to team officials
from Barbados, the match start-
d with both teams showing.
their competitive spirit and
fight. They said the team played
with a lot of pride.
S"Up and down play from
loth sides created chances, but
tll fell by the wayside as. the
first half ended scoreless,"
according to BSF secretary gen-
eral Lionel Haven.
"This alone was a marked"
improvement over the previous
maatch when the team allowed
three first half goals to Bermu-
da. As the second half started,
both teams resumed their com-
bative nature."
However, Haven said the
first goal of the match fell the
Bahamas' way as defender
Garvin Christie opened the
SThe lead did not last very
long as St. Vincent scored a few
short minutes later to level the
% Once again though, the
'-Bahamas took the lead, this
time with a goal by forward
Ryan Moseley. Again, the lead
was short lived and St. Vincent
A late winner allowed St.
Vincent to sneak by with the
"They left the field and the
park knowing that thpy had
been in a real fight," Haven
summed up.
"The Bahamas matched
them pound-for-pound in the
.*game, and gave all they had,
.,6nly falling short at the final
**Although they didn't win a
game in the tournament, Haven
said the Bahamas showed that
they are ready for the next lev-
el of football in the region.
Haven said, "Two of the
three games were quite close,
as Barbados and St. Vincent,
both teams that have qualified
for the next stage, could only
-tmanage to defeat our team by
one goal.
S "This competition should
certainly do wonders for the
Continued development of the
sport in the country, and as
Sore and more of our players
-get the exposure and accept
the challenges put to them by
-.eur national coaching staff, our
'eams will only continue to get
The team, coached by Gary
S White and featuring a number
of collegiate players, was sched-
uled to return home late last
night from Barbados.

ChaimAPsde rhPoned in

Uefonce0F oPce0 even

N MARINE Seaman MucClain Byron pitches
(Photo:.FelipHi ajor/Tribune staff) THE"three-time defending
champions Leading Seamen were
T;, -dethroned at the Royal Bahamas
Defence Force's All Ranks/Rates
Softball Tournament yesterday at
a 'di .4 the Baillou Hills Sporting Com-
The Able Seamen, behind the
pitching of Mary 'Cruise' Edge-
combe, will hold the bragging
rights for the next year after they
pulled off a 15-13 victory.
Philip Culmer, Beatrice Riley
and Chryshann Percentie all
-helped in the championship vic-
tory for the Able Seamen.
Eddie 'Big Time' Russell was
tagged with the loss for the Lead-
ing Seamen.
The Able Seamen went into the
championship undefeated after
they eliminated the Senior Rates,
headed by Dencil 'Joe Black'
The Leading Seamen, compris-
ing mainly of the-Defence Force
Floaters team with players such
as Ramon-Storr, Russell and
Greg Burrows, secured their
---berth in the final by ei'minaiiiu
the Leading Seamen No.2.

Leading Seamen No.2, tom-
prising mainly of the Defence
g- r Force Cannons, had players such
as the Fountain brothers on their
The hy turned out to be an
interesting one for both the play-
ers and the spectators, who were
entertained by a number of excit-
ing games as the Defence Force
brought its sporting calendar for
& '~2006 to a close.
Each team that participated
A, was allowed 12 -players, one of
"4 whom had to be a female, who
A 'must be in the line-up at all
times. Each player started in the
batter's box with two balls and a
The games were played over 45
minutes or five.innings, whichev-
er came first.
The 12 run mercy rule took
effect after three innings and the
10-run rule came into play after
The championship game was
scheduled to be played over sev-
en innings.
Trophies were awarded to the
winning team and players.
Newly appointed commissioner
Clifford 'Butch' Scavalla was on
hand to officially open the tour-
He commended the players and
wished them all success during
the day.
A Roosevelt Thompson served as
; the tournament director.

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reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,
should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
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to the Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship,
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RIGHT: Sub Lieutenant
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pennant winners

Baptist Sports

Council softball

clinched the Baptist Sports
Council's Rev. Dereck
Munroe divisional pennant
last weekend at the Bail-
lou Hills Sporting Council,
courtesy of an 11-4 victory
by Transfiguration over
Calvary Deliverance.
Calvary Bible then elim-
inated Calvary Deliverance
from the playoffs with an
11-8 win over Calvary
Deliverance and Transfig-
uration ousted Temple Fel-
lowship 8-5 to set up their
divisional showdown on
Saturday at noon at Bail-
lou Hills.
As for the Mother Webb
division, pennant winning
St. Paul's nipped Golden
Gates 9-8 and New Beth-
lehem held off Macedonia
to set up their showdown
on Saturday at 11am at
Baillou Hills.

The two divisional win-
ners will advance to the
best-of-three championship
series. Game also
scheduled to be played on
Saturday at 2pm at Baillou
S Hills.
In the 19-and-under divi-
sion, Transfiguration held
* off Macedonia 13-12 to
secure their berth in the
best-of-three finals. They
will have to await the win-
ner of Saturday's matchup
at 10 am between Golden
Gates and Faith United.
Game one of their best-
of-three championship will
be played at 1pm.
Also on Saturday, Trans-
figuration and St. Paul's
will play their co-ed sud-

Stevenson had a single,
scoring twice and winning
pitcher Basil Miller helped
his own cause with a two-
run single, scoring a run.
Dwayne Mortimer was 1-
for-3 with two runs scored,
Floyd Mackey was 2-for-3
with an RBI and run
scored and glen Clarke had
a two-run triple, scoring a
run, while Brad Wood Jr.
suffered the loss.

New Bethlehem 6, Mace-
donia 4 (Men): Herbie
Brown and Alcott Forbes
scored two unearned runs
in the fourth as New Beth-
lehem surged ahead for the
win. Ivan Hanna picked up
the win on the mound.
Cardinal Gilbert was 3-
Sfor-3 with two RBIs and a
run scored and Harold
'Banker' Fritzgerald was
tagged with the loss.
St. Paul's 9, Golden
Gates. 8 (Men): Vince
Williams was awarded sec-
ond on the International
Softball Federation's tie-
breaking rule in the sixth
and scored on Jason
Sweeting's RBI sacrifice
fly for St. Paul's.
Williams was 2-for-4 with
two runs; Bradley Sands
had a two-run double,
scoring twice and Marcel-
lus Hall had a two-run sin-
gle as Peter Morris picked
up the win.

Leonard Young,
Desmond Rolle and losing
pitcher Peter Rahming all
had an RBI double, scor-
ing a run and Rady Wal-
lace scored twice.
Transfiguration 8, Tem-
ple Fellowship 5 (Men):
Hermis Sands exploded for
a solo homer and a two-
run shot, Dennis Johnson
was 2-for-2 with three runs
scored and Stephen Sands
was 2-for-2 with an RBI
and a run.scored as Alvin
Lightbourne got his second
win for the day.
Gino Campbell was 2-
for-2 with two RBIs, scor-
ing a run and Rodney Tay-
lor and Kevin Dames both
scored twice for Temple
Fellowship. Alfred
Munnings suffered the loss.
Transfiguration 13,
Macedonia 12 (19-and-
under): With seven big
runs in the top of the third,
Transfiguration managed
to take a 13-8 lead and
they took the win to reach
the 19-and-under final.
Dominic Bain, Kenton
Bowe and Thela Johnson
all scored twice for Trans-
figuration. Johnson got
started on the mound, but
Transfiguration used Lam-
ont Bullard and Michael

Hepburn to get the job
done on the mound.
Losing pitcher Victor
Grant had a grand slam
home run for Macedonia,
while Bernard Ferguson
and Devario Rahming both
scored three times. Stenard
Duncombe scored twice.

Here's a look at
Saturday's schedule
10 a.m. Faith United vs
Golden Gates (19).
11 a.m. Macedonia vs
Golden Gates (Co-ed).
Noon .15-and-under
championship game one.
1 p.m. 19-and-under
championship game one.
2 p.m. 15-and-under
championship game two.
10 a.m. Transfiguration
vs St. Paul's (Co-ed).
11 a.m. New Bethlehem
vs St. Paul's (Men).
Noon Transfiguration vs
Calvary Bible (Men).
1 p.m. Co-ed champi-
onship game one.
2 p.m. Men's champi-
onship game one.

den death playoff on Sat-
urday at Baillou Hills at
10am. At 11am, Macedo-
nia and Golden Gates will
play their sudden death.
The two winners will go
on to play in game one of
their best-of-three champi-
onship series at 1pm.
And in the 15-and-under
division, Macedonia will
face Golden Gates in their
best-of-three championship
series. Game one is sched-
uled for noon with game
two set for 2pm at Baillou
Here's a summary of
h9w the teams advanced
on Saturday:
Transfiguration 11, Cal-
vary Deliverance 4 (Men):
Rashad Seymour went 2-
for-2 with a two-run
homer, Stephen Sands was
3-for-3 with five RBIs and
a run scored and Hermis
Sands, Eddie 'Big Time.'
Russell and Alexander
Bain all scored twice for
Alvin 'Smokey' Light-
*bourne got the win on the
mound over Berad Wood
Jr. Wood Jr was 3-for-3
with an RBI and a run
scored and Clayton Rolle
was 2-for-2 with two RBIs
in the loss.
Calvary Bible 11, Cal-
vary Deliverance 8 (Men):
Barron Ferguson went 2-
for-2, scoring two runs;
Mervin Nairn was 1-for-2
with two RBIs and two
runs scored: Patrick

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My Fellow Bahamians,

For decades, successive governments of the Bahamas have

promised all Bahamians that wherever they live in our outstretched

archipelago, they could have access to affordable quality health

care.. .and for decades, governments, well meaning as they were or

may have been, try as they may have done, have failed to deliver

on that sacred promise!

The time for this action is long over due. National Health

0 Insurance (NHI), is not a new idea. We have been preparing and

discussing various aspects and proposals tince 1984 when the first

Working Party on NHI was established. That Working Party

produced a report, but no further action was taken until 1991when

an Ad Hoc Task Force was appointed.

We did not rush!

This Task Force, based on comments received from some groups

on the proposed benefit package as well as the financial

arrangements produced a revised Report

Again, no fuinther action for implementation wastaken.

We did not rush!

In 2001, .a further analysis was undertaken, when a study was

conducted to examine the feasibility of focusing on catastrophic

health conditions.

Agali, no further action Ar kmpleumeaation was taken.

We did not rush!

In the meantime countless numbers of Bahamians have continued

to experience the hardships of paying for heahare out of their

pockets, while sacrificing some of the basic necessities of life for

the well being of their families. Everywhere we go, on every

island, and in every forum, the average Bahamian, hotel workers,

hospital workers, neighbours, family members, church members,

are asking..."Why is it taking so long?"

In 2001, when the Heads of Government of the Caribbean

countries met in The Bahamas, they concluded that their economic

development and future as well as their national development were

directly linked to the health of their people. Indeed, so convinced

were they that they adopted the Nassau Declaration, that "The

Health of the Nation is the Wealth of the Nation".

Subsequently, a commission of distinguished citizens was

appointed to review the health challenges of the region and to

make recommendations as to how they might improve the health of

their citizens. One of the recommendations which they made was

the need for universal access to affordable quality health care


The Blue Ribbon Commission

The Government of the Bahamas, in "Our Plan", made a sacred

promise to the people of The Bahamas to..."Introduce a national

health Insurance scheme"...that "will ensure all persons

receive the same quality and standard of health care and the

same access to health care regardless of their personal wealth

or circumstances."

Thus, in 2002 the Government established a Blue Ribbon

Commission to examine the capacity of the health system to meet

the health needs of the population and to recommend the most

feasible financing arrangements for meeting those health needs.

Members included representatives from the public and private

sector, the Medical and Nursing Associations, Private Insurers, the

Christian Council, Business Community and Civil Society.

Some of the alternative financing mechanisms which have been

suggested by various groups but which, upon examination, the

Commission found to be inadequate for our needs included:-

Increasing public funding through new taxes or allocating

a higher percentage of the budget to health;

* Increasing the charges for services at the public hospitals

and health clinics;

* Promoting an expansion of private health insurance among

groups which traditionally have little or no insurance


Approaching external agencies such as PAHO, World

Bank for concessionary resources or grants;

*0 Introducing Medical Savings Accounts (MSA's);

The Blue Ribbon Commission, in its collective vision,

recommended a universal and mandatory National Health

Insurance Scheme as the most appropriate method of financing

health services for the population of The Bahamas. They

reported in 20041

Still, the government did not rush!

The Components. Costs and Fan tn Renort

Instead, a Steering Committee was appointed to check the

components, costs and financing requirements of NHI and it

reported in January of this year.

But the government did not rush then either.

The government sought farther actuarial advice and we turned

to the ILO experts for an actuarial assessment and in July of this

year, the ILO experts gave the Bahamas' proposal the "thumbs

up" sign, indicating that they had never encountered a situation

that was so ready for the benefits of a National Health Insurance


While attending recent conferences in Washington, Tusks and

Caicos Islands and Mexico City where I was invited to shaw our

proposal with other countries, it became clear that countries on

every continent already have or are implementing some formnn of

National Health Insurance similar to the one, which we ar

introducing in the Bahamas, and for similar reasons. So, The

Bahamas Government is not alone in its noble quest.

Fellow Bahamians, this time, in keeplag with the prease rnde

to you, my government will finally implement a 1O Sbeme

for The Bahamas.

We have NOT rushed.

The process has been steady, deliberate and rsplble.i


My fellow Bahamians, tonight I am pleased to inform you of the

steps taken by your Government to advance the introduction of

National Health Insurance. I believe that this will come to be

known as one of the most important social initiatives of our time,

certainly in the last two decades.

Seven days ago, in keeping with his promise, the Rt. LHonomble

Prime Minister tabled in The House of Assembly, a M fr the

Establishment the National Health Insuagnce Scheme. We

believe that this Bill is the instrument Odwsputting in place an

effective system for sustaining the health, welfare and

development of our country.

Good health is necessary to achieve and maintain a high quality of

life. It is necessary for students to study and achieve good grades;

it is necessary for workers to perform their duties and earn a living

for.their families;

and it is necessary for families to enjoy the benefits of their wealth.

Health = Wealth, therefore, health should be protected at all cost.

Fellow Bahamians,

Good health is too important to be left to luck, cook-outs, sponsor

sheets, charity or individual resources National Health Insurance,

when introduced, will offer all residents of The Bahamas life

health coverage and financial protection. As proposed,

1. NHI offers timely access to a broad range of health

services in The Bahamas and abroad when necessary;

2. NHI offers coverage for all health conditions and persons

with pre-existing illnesses will not be excluded;

3. NHI is affordable with everyone playing a part in sharing

the cost of care. Persons contribute according to their

incomes and receive care according to their needs. They

will not have to beg, borrowing or dig deep into their.

savings to pay for health care;

4. NHI leads to improved care for all so that we have a more

healthy and productive population.

5. NHI offers a choice of health provider in the public or

private sector provider;

6. NHI offers respect and dignity when you seek care;

Implementation of NHI signals to employers, employees, health

professionals, private insurers and civil society a responsible

and caring government, one that is committed to the will of the

majority and promoting and uplifting the standard of living for

all residents, not just the wealthy or the privileged. The policies

embraced also indicate a commitment to preservation of a

healthy workforce needed to sustain a sound economic

environment for business growth and development. It is

imlportant to stress that, NHI is not socialized health caret. It

Is social health insurance. Insured persons contribute based on

their income and receive care based on their need. NMI Is aNt a
tax, rather it is a down payment, when you are wel,4 so a

you can get care when you are sick, without having to pay

large amounts! They will receive quality care m a Iiadly

basis and with dienitvl


sharing meetings and consultative meetings. We have met with

Parliamentarians and Senators. We have met repeatedly with the

representatives of Medical Association of the Bahamas, who

represent the doctors. We have made it a point that every time

we have had consultants from abroad they met with the doctors!

We have met with the Bahamas Dental Association (New

Provdeace), at their request and we have met and had

coaoltsdoes with the membership and executives of the Grand

Bahama Medical and Dental Association, the executives and

members of the Nurses Association of the Bahamas and of the

Bahamas Nurses Union.

What Will You Get?

The NHI will cover members for a broad package of essential

and medically approved health services including:

> Outpatient care Le. visits to health clinics, general

practitioners, specialists as well as to the casualty and

emergency departments of hospitals;

> Prescription drugs and medical supplies;

> Laboratory and diagnostic services;

> Inpatient medical and surgical care

> Inpatient mental health care (for short stays);

> Overseas care not available locally;

> Emergency alrHlfttransport for patients from the

Family Islands needing to get quick access to care in

the main referral health facilities.

Earlier, I mentioned private insurance as one of the

mechanisms, which we examined. In The Bahamas, the data

indicate that less than 50% of the population has any form of

private health insurance. This is valuable to some policyholders

and provides a fair measure of protection in times of illness.

However, when we looked closely we found unacceptable gaps

and dire concerns with private insurance coverage. The benefit

packages do not all provide the same level of coverage. Many

persons are consciously excluded from membership; and many

others lose their membership when they retire or when they fall

ill or are diagnosed with particular health conditions, especially

if the cost is high. Too often we found that those who needed it

most, when they needed it most, are deemed as 'uninsurable'

and'sub-standard risks'by insurers and cannot buy insurance.

For me as Minister of Health this is discriminatory, unfair and

ungodly, but that is what happens with insurance for profit.

Surely, we can do better with an inclusive health insurance plan

to which we all make contributions when we are healthy and

working and from which we all benefit when we need health


In the Ministry of Health we are faced, I am faced, on a daily

basis with requests from desperate Bahamians who are in

distress became they do not have the funds or have the level of

insurance coverage to meet their health needs. For example:

Consider thial I was returning to my office in the first month

after my appointment to be confronted by a young mother

accompanied by members of her family. She was in tears.

because her 16 year old daughter was in the Intensive Care unit

of, the hospital, having befi y$pd with a blood disorder,

which could not be treated in The Bahamas. She was told that

the child would have to be transferred to the United States of

America where appropriate treatment was available but it would
cost her $300,000. She had no money. Her family with all the

will in the world could not raise that amount and no charity of

any kind could be found. The child died within days I have her

letter right here In my would bring tears to your eyes

I msW cask ca"0

A young single working mother of three children went to one of

our clinics complaining of a headache. Eventually the doctor

told her she needed a CT scan. The cost was $300. She did not

have it Eventually she arranged to borrow it and got the scan

done. Some weeks later she went for a follow up visit She was

told that she needed another scan to measure her progress. She

still had more than $250 to pay on the first loan. She couldn't

borrow any more. What was she to do?
Aakes cash to care

I received a letter from the daughter of an elderly lady whose

children are in desperate need of $50,000 to treat her health

condition that can only be provided overseas. They nave pooled

their personal resources and held fund raisers. Nevertheless

these efforts have fallen far short. The health system can only

assist with $3,000. As the Minister of Health I am expected to

hep and to care. We simply do not have the resources.

lakes cash to care!
Believe me, there are many stories of this nature which

highlight the need to provide universal access to affordable care

with dignity and on a timely basis.

Fellow Bahamians, this government has consulted widely on the

issue of National Health Insurance, starting with the Blue

Ribbon Commission. We have held town meetings, information

---- -- --



We have had discussions with the Junior Hospital Doctors

Association and the Bahamas Doctors Union.

We have met with representatives of the various Allied Health

Professional groups.

We have had meetings and consultations with executives of

Doctors Hospital Health System, The Chamber of Commerce,

the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the Bahamas Hotel

Association, Straw Vendors and the Taxi Cab Union.

We have had numerous consultations and other meetings and

presentations with the major private insurance groups.

We have had discussions and consultations with the Trade

Union Congress (TUC) and the National Congress of Trade

Unions (NCTU).

We have met with the Bahamas Christian Council

representatives. We have met with the Roman Catholic priest

grouping and we have addresised"tieAnglican Synod at their

last conference.

We have had discussions and consultations with a variety of

government agencies, the Bahamas Human Resources

Association, and the staff of the National Insurance Board. This

list is by no means complete.

The NHI team has also held meetings with other government

agencies, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, National

..ouncil on Older Persons, Central Bank Management, Staff of

the Cabinet Office, and staff at St. Augustine's College. Town

meetings were held in New Providence and many Family

Islands including Abaco, Cat Island, Andros, Grand Bahama,

San Salvador and Rum Cay. These meetings will continue.

In addition the team has diligently.,addressedr-in- writing,

cnmthiiications received from interest groups regarding their


Fellow Bahamians, we cannot wait and do not need the

system to be perfect before the introduction of NHI. We do

recognize the need to upgrade the public health sector and

plans have been developed to do this In the short medium

and long terms.

As we speak, I am working diligently with a dedicated and

motivated team of local health administrators on a Health

Systems Stenginthe nig Pnjctalnw d a" t 'inlVtanieit |

various shortfalls with which we must deal on a dally basis.

They are working on recruiting more staff in all the

categories; upgrading the Information Technology systems

and harmaniaing them; reforming staff culture and

attitudes In preparation for the new way of doing things that

will be ushered in with NHI.

With respect to upgrading of facilities, we are currently

carrying out and planning a comprehensive programme

which will include constructionormil hospitals in George

Town, Examma and Marsh Harbour Abaco. Architectural

works In both cases are complete and they will soon go out

to tender.

There will be a new Primary Care Centre in Freeport and a

new hospital to replace the Rand.
.......... .. .... .
A new polyclinic/mlai-hospital is nearing completion in

Inagua as well as Grand Cay Abaco.

We have cleared land for a new polyclinic in Eleuthera.

We will break ground for a new cliani in Smith Bay Cat

bland next month.

We are planning a new clinic in Rum Cay.

The new subdivision In Sandy Cove will have a new

polyclinic and there wll be satellite clinics in Sandy Point

and Crossing Rocks, Abaco.. -. -

We will shortly begin the renovations of the polyclinic in

Nicholls Town, North Andros and repairs at the Johnson

bay Clinic in South Andros.

'The Mangrove cay clinic, which recently experienced a fire,

wl be repaired.. .. -- ----- --

We are constructing a polyclinic In Glinton's, Long Island.

The clinic at Spring Point Ackins will be extended and a

morgue wil be constructed.

In New Provideace, we will repair and upgrade facilities at

the PMH while we plan a new hospital on a site to be

determined. A mew CT scan machine owned by the PHA will

be commissMid next math. Radiologists, which have been

in sht supply, have been recruitled and this should reduce

thewaling times for preedur n that departaemut.

As a result of the planed relacatlen of certain services out

of the PMH, space wil be provided for s em of the more

essential services to be better accommodated.

Several of the polyclinics in New Providence are slated for

upgrading and the relocation of services. An announcement

about this will be made soon. ----- --

New accommodation has been found for some of the

specialty services provided by the Department of Public

Health. These include the PACE, SCAN and the Food

Handler's programme.

A National Blood Bank facility is scheduled to be opened in

theNewYear. -----

WhatWilI NHI Cost?

The question of the cost of the services has been raised as well

as from where will the money come?

There will be no reduction in government expenditure for

health. The government will pay its contribution for its staff

and will fund infrastructural development. It will also cover the

cost of providing services forthOMUrgeMllilyidighhf:

Contributions to NHI will be based on ability to pay.

Yet, the overall contribution of each person will be small

compared to the premium charged by private insurers for lesser

benefit -AlIemployees earning will pay 2.65% oftheir.monthly -

earnings up to a maximum of $Q00,)00...or-example,-an-

employee earning about $1000 per month will only be required

to contribute $26.50 per month. For someone earning $3000, the

contribution will be $79.50. Someone earning at the ceiling of

$5000 and above will contribute $133 per month. Employers

will match the contribution of their employees.

People who work for themselves will pay 5.3% of their


Pensioners who have a substantial income will be asked to pay

2.65%. Those pensioners, with low income, who cannot afford

it, will be covered by a contribution from the government. They

will not have to pay a copper!

Let me repeat, with NHI, persons who reach retirement age or

have to retire early for other reasons and who now experience

difficulties in getting or meeting premium obligations for

private health insurance will not have to worry. With NHI, they

,W wijt till piigj)" 4is &this lifelong protection, offered by

ax WMI; from the cyadle to the grave that will provide a significant

measure of re-assurance that.boie will not be marginalized. or.

auperized by health bills during the long years of retirement.

Children up to the age of 18 (or 25 if they are pursuing

tertiary education) will be covered by the contribution of the

government and their parents.

Non working spouses will be covered by the contribution of

their working spouse.

Management is Critical:-

We recognize-atcarefatcmiaM eVentrB fltria'l or the success

of the NHI. In this regard, we have made explicit and direct

provisions for rigorous management of NHI in the several of the

key instruments and administrative arrangements for NHI.

These include:--

...Leglslaion,. ..ready tabled with specific provisions for the -

nmanagement, governance and accountability of NHI;

IT systems-institution of a computerized, data intensive IT

system covering registration with smart cards for all members,

contributions from workers employers and pensioners; and on-

line, real-time processing of claims by health service providers;

the use of the smart card when you go to the doctor or the

pharmacy will mean that you will not pealda-copper-to'get-your. "

care if you are making your contribution!

Contracts-establishment of contractual agreements with health

service providers specifying the terms for being part of the

network, just as they do now for private insurance, (including

provisions for reviews and de-listing) as well as with other

agencies such as .the National Insurance Board (for registration of

--- --members and collection of contributions) and the Ministry of

Social Services (for timely and accurate data ontepoorb_...

Utilization and Performauce Reviews-

A formal programme of utilization reviews will be used to

evaluate the pattern of provider behaviour against benchmarks.

for similar providers to prevent fraud. This will be linked to the

NHI's system of incentives and penalties for providers;

Medical Panel ---- --------

An executive medical panel charged with adjudicating on

overseas referrals will be in place, undertaking pre-authorisation

clearances in relation to expensive procedures and taking action

on providers as recommended by the team conducting the

service utilization reviews;

Actuarial reviews will be conducted at regularly -

recommended every 3 years-to determine and suggest actions

for solvency and sustainability of the NHI Fund;

Policy on payment of health bills by non-members

There must be a clear understanding that NHI is not 'free' and

will only be responsible for health bills incurred by members of

the Plan while non-members will be required to make their own

arrangements to pay..teitr..bills. This-will-egquire-strong

commitment by policy and decision makers to eliminate

compromise on this critical aspect of NHI sustainability.

What then is the recipe for success in designing and

implementing an appropriate NHI plan for any country? The

essential ingredients are:

Public Will

Political Will

A carefidully selected competent, committed and strong team

Accurate and timely information

Ongoing communication, genuine dialogue and collaboration

Maintaining focus on the shared vision

. .Striving for excellence, but remembering that it does not have to

be perfect to be effective




Mov waaasing mohad ad Usfi of tack w e detere by ;I

detractors! The perception, if you listen to the detractors, is that

there is no need for social heath insurance; but the facts tell we

differently and the people of the Bahamas say otherwise. We

need to put in place a system to provide equal access to health

services for all regardless of their socio-economic status..

I believe, as does my government, that the street sweever.with a A
-- young family, who has lung cancer deserves the same acces

and level of care as does the Prime Minister, with his young

children if he gets lung cancer.
I can recall the introduction of National Insurance back A

1974, there was much the same objections. The naysayer.

said then that it could not work and predicted bankruptcy,

but Bahamians have come to realize tae -power" of po9lug

resources. They have come to realize that for seome NallusIl

Insurance is all they have The National Iaulmance Find

has grown to $1.5 billion, $5,000 for every man, womaN and

child in The Bahamas. Today, through lpoenitg our

resources, everyone is entitled to sickness benefits, maternity

benefits, disability benefits, Industrial lajury beanefln, a*

hank God, a petnslon when they rMitlrel-

S Unlike private insurance, NHI will provide portable insurance

That means that when you change jobs you do pnot lose

coverage. It means that if you miss one or two payments, you do

not lose coverage.

I say that our role as the Government is to protect every inl

the population against the financial burden of health care. Pull

protection at best is a long term objective but I would rather

start somewhere than stay where we are. The implementation of

NHI would be, at this point in our history, the greatest

expression of social solidarity.

No one has had the nerve to say that they do not support me

principle of NHM. But supporting the principle is not enough.

We have to make NHI available to the people

If I can sound this call for solidarity amongst my people; if I can

stand as mediator between the high and low risk groups in my

nation, if I can get us to take our health seriously, then like the

song said "my living shall not be in vain".

If the truth must be told, it boils down to an issue of how we

feel about each other.

-.. .. -wh.w Billumians?

Do we care enough about ourselves, our families, our

communities, and our country to help the least of our brethren

as they try to help themselves?

Can we allow our fellow citizens to live in pain or die for lack

of money?

We must convince those Bahamians who have much to share

just a little with those Bahamians who need more.

As mediator I must stand with my hands outstretched between

everyone, regardless of political affiliation or regardless of

social status and regardless of wealth

Let us make this thing called National Health Insurance work.

We can make it work. We must make it work!

For me and for The Bahamas the TIME FOR ACTION IS


Thank youE and goodrright






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V The Early Bird C

^ South dealer.
| North-South vulnerable.

4 J 7 5 2
V7 6
4K 8 76

*Q 109
*10 8 6 5
,4J 10 9 5 3

The bidding:
South West North East
I I Pass 3 Pass
4 4 Pass 4 Pass
4 Pass 4+ Pass
6 V
Opening lead queen of diamonds.
Assume South is declarer at six
hearts and West leads the queen of
diamonds. How should he play the
The actual declarer won the dia-
mond lead with the king, drew two
rounds of trumps, cashed the A-K of
spades and ruffed a spade. He then
led a low diamond to the ace and
ruffed dumnly'-last spade.
South now exited with the nine of
diamonds, hoping West would have
to win the trick and return a club.

I NThe
U N U uses
words in
S the main
T E *t Fiy
T ^Chambers
S R |B Century
R Dictionary
'B 11 L (1999
HOW many words of four letters
or more can you make from the
letters shown here? In making a
word, each letter may be used
once only. Each must contain the
centre letter and there must be
at least one nine-letter word.
No plurals.
Good 16; very good 24; excellent
32 (or more). Solution tomorrow.

T L CRYPTIC PUZZLE I 1 3 12 135_M6

1 Ill-will can never quite
be amusing (6)
7 Person with a flexible
tongue? (8)
8 Food that can turn out to contain a
little fat (4)
10 To hang about makes a change for a
toiler (6)
11 One takes it to be a responsible
position (6)
14 Chaps opening negotiations
wilh me (3)
16 His life style is singular
in different ways (5)
17 The ship had cast off (4)
19 Does she need just half
a pork pie? (5)
21 To put back about 1 is
a bloomer (5)
22 Instrument to make a
call with? (5)
23 Kind of cake a woman
might fancy (4)
26 Sounder, faultless service to the
West Indies (5)
28 Money order for a Brit
abroad (3)
29 The aim of a camping life? (6)
30 Forced to have interfered with a
broadcast? (6)
31 Nigel Balchin's
island (4)
32 Footwear, or drawers? (8)
33 Four-legged variety of hornet (6)

Friday's crvotic solutions. __
ACROSS: 1, Pairs 6, D-Al-ry 9, Air sh-ip 10, A-TTic 11,
Aside 12, Sedge 13, Breeder 15, Pus 17, Rend 18, La-ti-
sh 19, For-U M ?0, Archer 22, S-oft 24, Do-h 25, Pirates
26, Fr-l-ed 27, Serif 28, S-AJ-ly 29, Lurcher 30, Still 31,
DOW" '2, Aulire 3, R-aised 4, Sic 5, Us-h-er 6, Di-Agra-m
7 A A Radius 12, Seno-R 13, Broad 14, ENO-Ch.
.1 16, Shots 18, Lu-CID 19, Fearful 21, Robert 22,
, n1 O9r r O pFill 9P oSet

1 Lines of approach by
old people (6)
2 Suggested by Tom Doe? (6)
3 Drunken insult? (4)
4 Something to drink or to eat with a
jerk? (3,4)
5 Suit the case, as one is able to
measure (3,2)
6 Animal that doesn't disturb all the
rest (5)
8 Father's no waiter (4)
9 It's in a certain district of England (3)
12 No friend possibly of the Earth (3)
13 Stop at the Norwegian centre, just in
case (5)
15 Beefy aggressor? (5)
18 Offer of a lift to work in
central China (3,2)
19 Stir that vessel (3)
20 Location of ball (3)
21 Going round a side street (7)
22 Can it live on just one bit of pollen or
nectar? (3)
23 Kind of jacket for a terrorist? (6)
24 She backs me up to a
certain degree (4)
25 Produce notes illegally? (6)
26 Withholding the figure for the
distance across (5)
27 Go ahead, mess
mates! (5)
28 Drink up, chuml (3)
30 Just mispronounced for a
bit of fun (4)

I Friday's easy solutions
ACROSS: 1, Cheap 6, Lithe 9, Vaulted 10, Utter 11, Vogue
12, Steel 13, Focuses 15, Beg 17, idle 18, Deride 19,
Cadet 20, Stamen 22, Poor 24, Tan 25, Defence 26, Stair
27, Spoor 28, Stole 29, Reverie 30, Frets 31, Truth
DOWN: 2, Hot rod 3, Avenue 4, Par 5, Flats 6, Leveret 7,
Idol 8, Housed 12, Sedan 13, First 14, Clean 15, Bison
16, Genre 18, Deter 19, Centres 21, Tamper 22, Pester
23, Ocelot 25, Diver 26, Sort 28, Sit

catches the Worm

This method of play might well have
succeeded, but unfortunately West
had very shrewdly disposed of his
jack of diamonds on the second dia-
mond lead. As a result, East won the
nine with the ten and returned a club,
and declarer went down one.
South's plan was good, but not
good enough. He pursued the right
idea in stripping the dummy of
spades so that he could later try .to
put West on lead and thus avoid a
club finesse.
His execution, though, left some-
thing to be desired. South gave the
show away when he started ruffing
dummy's spades. He made it too
easy for West to. see that an endplay
was in the offing if he retained the
jack of diamonds.
The best play is to win the open-
ing diamond lead with the king and
return a low diamond to the ace at
trick two. West would have to be
extremely farsighted to play his jack
at this point, and if he makes the nor-
mal play of the four at trick two,
declarer winds up making the slam
as described above.
As in many similar hands, the
key play by declarer should be made
before the opponents have any
notion of what is going on. In the
actual case, it would be almost
impossible for West to know at mtck
two that the critical point of the play
has already been reached.

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20
You've been mulling over a big
decision lately, but trying to keep a
lid on it so no one will know. Now is
the time to let the cat out of the bag.
Others will be surprised.
TAURUS Apr 21/May 21
This week you'll love nothing more
than unwinding with a good friend.
You'll have that opportunity now,
since other responsibilities have been
worked out.
GEMINI May 22/Jun 21
A friend or family member could
use some of your time. You have no
problems pitching in, but don't
devote all of your energy to his or
her situation.
CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22
Even if you don't think you're in the
mood for a friendly conversation this
week, Cancer, someone may change
your mind very quickly. It could
lead to romance.
LEO Jul 23/Aug 23
It will take some cosmic forces to
get you out of bed most of the week,
Leo. That is, unless someone special
is our reason to nump up and go. If
not rest ip.
VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22
You're in the mood for a romantic
dinner, candlelight, soft music and
more. If ,the timing is right, you
won't be enjoying these luxuries
alone. Keep yourself open.
LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23
Stay at home most of the week and let
someone close share the days with
you, cuddling and rubbing your back.
If you must venture out for supplies,
hurry back soon.
SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22
You keep many of your talents hid-
den from the general public, Scorpio.
However, this week may be the time
to show off some of your tricks.
Expect the unexpected as a result.
Slow down, Sagittarius, or you
could find yourself backtracking to
cover something you've forgotten.
Now is not the time for racing, but
rather for savoring the sights.
CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20
Hurdles may seem high this week,
but if you. get a running start, you can
clear them easily. This is especially
true if you have someone on your side
who is cheering you along.
AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18
You've finally decided to spark up a
,conversation with someone you deal
with on a daily basis. Just make sure
that there are no jealous eyes watch-
ing from the wings.
PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20
It will be next to impossible to keep
your feelings to yourself. If they are
good feelings, others will be
enthralled with your enthusiasm.

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grandmaster event as a
demonstration sport when
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