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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
Place of Publication:
Nassau, Bahamas
Publisher:
Tribune
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Copyright Date:
2008
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Daily, except Sunday
daily
normalized irregular
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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Description based on: Vol. 79, no. 210 (Aug. 3, 1983); title from caption.

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Shane Gibson alleges
reports of improprieties
at Western Air

lm By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

GOLDEN Gates MP Shane
Gibson yesterday alleged that
there are several reports of
improprieties on the part of
Western Air that are of “major
to the airline’s pas-
sengers.

Mr Gibson, addressing par-
liament during the morning ses-
sion yesterday, said that reports
have come to him that indicate
that the airline has been adjust-
ing its records “to manipulate
the system” and has been mak-
ing its pilots fly longer hours
than is recommended.

The PLP MP said that his
cousin, Philip Hanna, a West-
ern Air pilot, complained to him
that he was flying such long
hours that he is often extreme-
ly fatigued when he operates
the aircraft.

During one landing, Mr



Shane Gibson

Gibson said, his cousin told that
him that he was on the verge of
“blacking out’ from exhaustion.

Reports like these and last
week’s emergency landing of a

SEE page 10

Minister claims former govt’s
‘failure’ prevented Bahamians
moving into affordable homes

THE failure of the former administration to convey land to the Min-
istry of Housing has prevented many Bahamians from moving into
affordable homes in Pride Subdivision, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs, Desmond Bannister said Wednesday.

The Minister pointed out that houses in this subdivision remdin

unoccupied.

His comments came as debate continued on resolutions vesting land
in the Perpall Tract Subdivision and Pride Estates to the Minister of

Housing.

Minister Bannister explained that the purpose of the resolutions is to
convey land to the Minister of Housing who can then convey lots to
homeowners so that they can acquire title for these properties.

This is required, he noted, because under the previous administration,

SEE page 10

















THREE PEOPLE were taken to hospitai after this three car collision on West Bay Street yesterday afternoon.

Minister questions
PLP government's
transfer of land
to Arawak Homes

@ By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net’

MINISTER of State for Pub- :
lic Utilities Phenton Neymour :
yesterday raised the question :
of why the former PLP admin- }
istration was able to give :
Arawak Homes title to a prop- }
erty in Perpall Tract at a time :
when the system was reported- :
ly too backed up to give “hard- :
working” Bahamians titles to ;
their government-built homes :

in the same area.

Making his contribution to :
the resolution before the House :
to convey 11.8 acres of land in ;
Perpall Tract to the Minister of :
Housing, Minister Neymour :
yesterday told parliament that :
he found it very interesting that ;
the Christie administration :

SEE page 10

Christie pleased
with government’s
signing agreement
for Cable Beach
Lea COy NTL

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

OPPOSITION leader Perry
Christie has expressed satisfac-
tion that the government has
finally signed-off on a supple-
mental heads of agreement for
development of the Cable
Beach resorts.

“TL think it’s just going to be a
wonderful thing and hopefully
one day Mr Ingraham will say,
‘Thank you Mr Christie’,” said
the opposition leader yesterday
outside the House of Assem-
bly.

Last week, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, and senior
representatives of Baha Mar
and Harrah’s, signed a $2.6 bil-
lion joint venture agreement to

Felipé Major/T ribune staff



Perry Christie

develop the Cable Beach
Resorts, some 33 months after
the Christie administration
signed the first $1.2 billion deal
with the developers.

An impasse emerged in the
negotiations, however, between
the then government and the

Baha Mar led group, as the
developers desired increased
concessions, after increasing

. SEE page 13

Cynthia Pratt
to avoid House
in order to
continue her
convalescence

TRIBUNE

EXCLUSIVE



"By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

. DEPUTY Leader of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party, Cynthia
Pratt has opted to continue her
convalescence at home and
avoid the House of Assembly
when it next sits in order to
properly recoup from a bout of
tendonitis to her upper left hip.

Speaking with The Tribune
exclusively yesterday, Mrs Pratt,
the Member of Parliament for
St Cecilia, thanked the many,
many persons who visited her,
sent cards and flowers of well
wishes during her time in the

~ hospital and at home.

Mrs Pratt also said that at this
time, she will not be making any
decisions as to her political

SEE page 13

‘Difference of
opinion’ between
doctors who
attended Esfakis

‘By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

JURORS in the Coroner’s

Court yesterday heard about a
“difference of opinion” between
two doctors attending burns
patient Christopher Esfakis
over whether or not he should
be subject to a particular med-
ical procedure a day before he
died at Doctor’s Hospital in
April 2002.
_ Testifying in court, Dr Regi-
nald Neymour admitted that he
was “frustrated” when the
patient’s “primary care physi-
cian” Dr James Iferenta dis-
agreed with his early assessment
that an immediate precaution-
ary step should be taken to
ensure that Mr Esfakis’ airway
would not close off should the
internal inhalation injury he also
appeared to have suffered wors-
en.

“My concern was the nature

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trying to mislead parliament

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter .
turnquest@tribunemedia.net



FORMER Minister of Hous-
ing Shane Gibson yesterday
accused current minister Ken-
neth Russell of intentionally try-
ing to mislead parliament by
claiming the last government
built 23 homes in Pride Estates
for which residents could not
get mortgages.

Speaking in the House of
Assembly yesterday, Mr Gib-
son, MP for Golden Gates, said
that not even one house was
-built on the land in question.
He claimed this misrepresenta-
tion of the facts was intentional.

“I think the member of High
Rock (Mr Russell) intentional-
ly tried to mislead the entire
country by telling us that there
were houses built on this land in
Pride Estates when he knew
that wasn’t the case. Not one
single house on that land, Mr
Speaker.

“I believe he deliberately did



Russell under fire from Shane

Kenneth Russell

that. That was deliberate.
Because I could go there right
now in my car and find out, so
all the member had to do was
drive out there and he would
find out, too. “Not on that land

Gibson in homes controversy

— there are houses on other
land, but not that land.”

Mr Gibson said he was not
surprised, claiming that Mr Rus-
sell is “obviously in over his
head and confused.” ,

Holding up a copy of The
Nassau Guardian, Mr Gibson
showed an article where Mr.
Russell is quoted as stating that
the Bahamas Mortgage Corpo-
ration was $300 million in debt.

Mr Gibson said the state-
ment is “completely false.”

“And then, the next day he
sought to come back and said
that he didn’t say it, but
recorders don’t lie,” he said.

The MP said that despite
making the debt claim in
August of last year, Mr Russell
has not come to parliament “to
get a single penny to try an cor-
rect it.”

Christie still regards FNM Senate
appointment as ‘unconstitutional’

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

ALTHOUGH the future of
the PLP’s Senate challenge
remains up in the air, former
Prime Minister Perry Christie
said yesterday that his position
on the issue has not changed.

Mr Christie still regards the
FNM’s Senate appointment of
Tanya Wright as “unconstitu-
tional.”

“Well, I obviously believe
that the Senate appointment is
unconstitutional. That has been
my position, I maintain that
position and I respect the fact
that the matter is before the
courts.”

Mr Christie also said the
prime minister should have
waited on the decision of the
Supreme Court before appoint-
ing Anthony Musgrove to the
last vacant Senate seat on Mon-
day. :

Mr Musgrove, the FNM’s
deputy chairman, was appoint-
ed Monday following Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham’s
announcement a few weeks ago
that he had given Mr Christie
and the PLP enough time “to
get their act together.”

“T would have thought that
the matter, the appointment,
would have awaited the court
decision but the prime minister
under the constitution must
consult with the leader of the
opposition before making the
appointment,” said Mr Christie
outside the House of Assembly
yesterday.

“The consultation took place,

_the respected differences were

emphasised on this matter and
he then went on to advise for
the appointment and the
appointment was made.

“And so, therefore, my posi-
tion remains the same in oppo-
sition to those appointments
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stitution. We will have to await
the determination of the court.”

Yesterday Paul Adderley,
counsel for the opposition,
could not conclusively state the
status of the party’s Senate chal-
lenge.

“J don’t know yet. I don’t
know how we’ll deal with Mr
Ingraham. You'll know in due
course,” he told The Tribune.

The PLP maintains the
appointment of Ms Wright to
the Senate was unlawful
because it is not in accordance
with Article 40 of The
Bahamas’ constitution.

The opposition also contends
that a member of their party
should have been appointed to
the vacant seat to reflect the
balance of the House.

The FNM argues that under
the constitution, the prime min-
ister is authorised to make three
Senate appointments with or
without the consent of the
leader of the opposition.







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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

THE severe weather that
spawned deadly tornadoes
throughout the South threat-
ened to delay Thursday’s
planned launch of shuttle
Atlantis, already two months
late in getting to the space sta-
tion with a new lab, according
to Associated Press.

Rain, clouds and possibly
even a fierce thunderstorm
were expected right around 2:45
p.m., launch time, prompting
forecasters to reduce the odds
of an on-time liftoff to a mere
30 percent. ;

It’s “kind of like our sum-
mertime day,” shuttle weather
officer Kathy Winters said
Wednesday.

NASA managers said they
would not consider canceling
the launch for weather reasons
until early Thursday, if at all.
Although the weather should
improve Friday, it’s not expect-
ed to get significantly better
until early next week, Winters
said. :

Atlantis has been sitting on
the launch pad, with the Euro-
pean Space Agency’s Colum-
bus lab tucked in its payload
bay, since late last year. Two
back-to-back launch attempts
fizzled in December because of
fuel gauge failures, the same
kind of problem that had
bedeviled the shuttle program
for more than two years.

Atlantis’ seven astronauts —
five Americans, one German
and one Frenchman — will.
install the $2 billion Columbus
lab at the international space
station, already home to the
US. lab Destiny. The Japanese
Space Agency’s lab Kibo, or
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li By NATARIO
MCKENZIE

WITH the Marco City
election court case set to get
underway in just under two
weeks, attorneys for FNM
MP Zhivargo Laing have
mounted yet another chal-
lenge against Pleasant
Bridgewater’s petition.

Fred Smith, lead attorney
for Mr Laing, indicated to
Justices Anita Allen and Jon
Tsaacs yesterday that a
notice of motion was filed
on behalf of Mr Laing on
Monday.

That application. accord-
ing to Mr Smith, seeks to
have the court strike out the
petitioner’s list of particu-
lars, either as a whole or in
part, on the grounds that the
list seeks to increase the
' number of challenged voters
from at least 100 to 136.

This, according to Mr
Smith, amounts to an
amendment of the petition.

Wayne Munroe, an attor-
ney for Ms Bridgewater,
told the court that he was
not prepared to make sub-
missions on the matter.

~ Mr Munroe said the notice
of motion had only been
brought to the attention of
Philip ‘Brave’ Davis — lead
counsel for Ms Bridgewater
— on Tuesday evening and
was just brought to his
attention yesterday morn-
ing.
The matter has been
adjourned to February 14 at
10am.

‘The Marco City case is set
to begin on February 18 in
Nassau, meaning that people
whose votes are being chal-
lenged will have to be
brought to New Providence.

Mr Laing, of the Free
National Movement, won
his seat by 47 votes, accord-
ing to results of the May 2
general election.

Ms Bridgewater -— who
was the incumbent — is
challenging the votes of 100
persons on the grounds that
they were allegedly either
not ordinarily resident in
Marco City or not Bahamian
citizens at the time of the
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m@ By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net__

FREEPORT — Transshipment
containers from South America
are now being heavily seruti-
nised as they arrive at Freeport
Container Port — where many
large drug seizures have
occurred over the past two
years.

On Tuesday, Grand Bahama
police and. Container»Port
security found 216 kilos of
cocaine valued at $6.5 million
hidden in a container from
Colombia.

Investigations into the seizure
are underway and are being con-
ducted in conjunction with inter-
national law enforcement agen-
cies.

Police say containers arriving
at FCP are subjécted to either
X-ray scanning by customs offi-
cials or inspection by security
officers, who work closely with
DEU officials.

The latest drug seizure is the
first for 2008.

According to Police Superin-
tendent Basil Rahming, a joint
drug interdiction team proceed-
ed to the Freeport Container
Port at around 3.30pm on Tues-
day.

DEU officers were directed
to a storage bay, where they
searched a 20 foot metal con-
tainer containing a shipment of
dried coffee beans.

Seven large black duffle bags
were seized, which were found
to contain the drugs.

Mr Rahming said the contain-
er came in board the MSC
SUKAINA, from Medellin,
Colombia at around Ilam on
Tuesday.

The container was in transit
to Montreal, Canada.

The narcotics were flown to
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No arrests have been made ‘in
connection with the seizure.
According to reports, most of
the drugs that are found in con-
tainers at FCP arrive from
Colombia and Ecuador.

Shipment

The largest drug seizure at
FCP occurred in 2003 when $70
million worth of illegal drugs
were discovered in a shipment
of coffee beans that arrived from
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The seizure netted 507 kilos
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In August, 2006, 319 kilos of
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In December, 2006, $5.7. mil-
lion worth of drugs was discov-
ered in a container among a
shipment of frozen squid.

The container arrived on
board the MSC Parana from Pai-
ta, Peru, and was in transit to
Vigo, Spain.

In September, 2007, 120 kilos
of drugs valued at around $3 mil-
lion was discovered in a 40 foot
container the arrived on board
MSC Manaus from Guayaquil,
Ecuador.

The drugs was found among
a shipment of evaporated milk.

The container port was
equipped with a new state-of-
the-art mobile X-ray scanner
device in January 2007.

The device was stationed at
the port as part of a US Mega-
ports Initiative. The container
security initiative (CSI) provides
benefits to both the US and the
Bahamas.

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

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

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Social problems creating crime

COMMISSIONER Reginald Ferguson
recognises that today’s crime problem is
the result of society’s diverse social ills,
which have developed over many years,
and consequently will not disappear
overnight.

He describes the wave as a moving tide
that has gathered momentum over the
years and now, in its fullness, cannot be
held.back by any one segment of the com-
munity working alone.

The solution lies in total community
involvement. The police, despite their many
strategies, can only do so much. They need
the help of all concerned residents.

Bahamians, even in the commission of
crimes, were not considered a vicious peo-
ple.

Suddenly we are faced with a new type of
Bahamian — one who is bold, vicious, and
fearless.

Drive-by-shootings, shootings in daylight
hours on busy Bay Street are reminiscent of
the notorious Jamaican Posse, which is
known for its gun battles with the police
and drive-by shootings in disputes with
rival gangs over their drug turf.

“As a part of their code,” said one US
report on the Posse, which is a now major
criminal scourge in the US, “extreme vio-
lence is directed at anyone they feel has:¢is-
respected them or is in their way.”

Police believe that the fearlessness of
the Jamaican Posse has infiltrated our envi-
ronment.

Certainly there are Bahamians who have
been caught up-in their net of criminal
activities.

Several years ago the US started deport-
ing back home Bahamians who had served
their sentences in US prisons.

By the time they had gone through the
US criminal system these men were hard-
ened criminals with sophisticated ways of
committing crime.

Police are satisfied that their presence
back in the community has affected the
attitude of the criminal element in the
Bahamas. _

Most of these deportees have estab-
lished themselves in New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Abaco, where many of

them have allegedly set up their drug net-
works.

Police have major problems on their
hands when drug dealers fall out over mon-
ey or the theft of their drugs. The dispute
usually ends in murder.

Another growing concern for the police
is the increasing appearance of young
Haitians in local crime— guns and drug
trafficking.

A whole network, we are told, is emerg-
ing, which is exacting its own justice. We
see their names almost daily in our.crime
reports.

They are Haitians, born in Nassau, prob-
ably without status and certainly without
any loyalty to a country that refuses to own
them.

However, with partially anglicised names,
they know no other country, and consider
the Bahamas home. Many are stateless.

If investigated it would probably be
found that they cannot be legally employed
without those precious “papers” and so
have been sucked into crime’s black hole.

This is a social problem that only gov-
ernment can solve.

_Jt is only government that can decide

Who qualifies for citizenship and who

should not be here at all. If it is found'that
s@me of Haiti’s criminal element has infil-
trated our society among the flow of
immigrants, then they should be weeded
out and deported.

This is one of society’s social problems
that the police have to deal with when one
of its number appears on their crime blot-
ter. But the police have no strategy to rem-
edy this social problem. The most they can
do is arrest the transgressors, bring them
before the courts and hope, if convicted,
the magistrate will not release them back

onto the streets to rejoin the criminal gangs. .

Although it is not true that the Bahamas
is far more dangerous than crime-ridden
Guyana, as claimed by the Economist of
London, there are certainly elements devel-
oping here that if Bahamians don’t wake up
to the seriousness of our situation, and
help to remedy it, this country could justi-

_fiably earn the “most dangerous” classifi-

cation in the not too distant future.





Media can
help young
Bahamians

flourish

EDITOR, The Tribune.

1 AM, like almost everyone
else, dismayed by the contin-
uing escalation of a variety of
crimes and the reckless disre-
gard for law and order dis-
played by many of the young
people. in the country. As a
statement of the obvious, it
seems that the country is slip-
ping into chaos and with this
deeply pervasive, and multi-
layered, multi-faceted prob-
lem it will require solutions
on many levels some of which
I would like to suggest the var-
ious forms of media could ini-
tiate.

This may sound simplistic

- but I don’t believe it is. As a

mother and a grandmother I
have learned that sometimes
there are some simple answers
and that often even the most
obvious or small efforts, if
consistently applied, can end
up having a’ disproportionate-
ly large and beneficial effect.

As a leader in the media, |
would like to suggest that The
Tribune start to run regular,
weekly profiles on all, those,
so far, unremarked and unno-
ticed students in this country
who are doing extraordinary
things in many different ways.



DM DS Sts

letters@tribunemedia.net



I am not necessarily talking
about academic achievement,
although that may play a part.
I overheard a chancé greeting
in Chapter One today and
spoke very briefly to a young
woman who had just returned
from living in China for a year
or so.

I don’t know how or why ~

she had this opportunity per-
haps a student exchange pro-

- gramme — another valuable

part of education — I do
know she seemed assured and
mature. I know there are oth-
er students who are travelling
or studying abroad in places
other than the US or Canada
and I think it would be quite
incredible and illuminating to
have them describe their expe-
riences and what they feel
they learned from them.
Perhaps too, radio and TV
could start a weekly forum
hosted by young people for
young people where they
could discuss their own issues
and their suggested solutions,

with opportunities for ’phone
in questions and discussion.

There are leaders amongst
these young people, we only
have to identify them, encour-
age them and empower them
in helping to craft their own
destiny and create a society in
which they and their children
could flourish.

Exposure to things positive
rather than negative can only
be beneficial and from my
experience children of all ages
like to feel a solidarity and to
“fit in” with their peers.

Better it be inspirational,
demonstrating an alternate
direction for moving forward,
for those of their peers lack-
ing some of the rudimentary
life skills and sense of purpose;
better that they are “educat-
ed” to understand the part
they play in determining the
course of their own lives and
the consequences of their
actions for good or bad.

Let’s give these young peo- -
ple an opportunity to place
their footprints in the sand so
that others may follow.

VICTORIA SARNE
Nassau,
February 4, 2008.

Standard and Poor’s downgrading of
projected GDP could be too positive

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE Standard and Poor’s
downgrading of the projected
GDP for 2008-09 is certainly
conservative and I have to
suggest still could be over esti-
mated and too positive.

S&P analysts might not
know what we see who live
here.

Those who since May 2007
found themselves unemployed
and the sharp downturn in
economic activity which even
the Prime Minister is finally
accepting has negatively
affected the resilient econo-
my at May 2007 and seriously



impacted treasury revenue
although he has yet to accept
the total responsibility for the
downturn those persons will
simply become employed pro-
ductive workers with the final-
ly coming online of Baha Mar
and Albany so there will basi-
cally be an equalising of ben-
efits.

Nassau Beach Hotel rooms
are gone and will not be
replaced for probably 24-36
months so just how will
tourism come close to or
break-even with the immedi-
ate past annual results?

The secret is not lowering
prices which certain officials
are suggesting as the hotel

notice that the Wyndham is
offering an extra-low special
for residents right now so that
has to confirm the truth not
all is well in the industry that
supports our economy.

A Six-nine per cent increase
on everything purchased in
Florida is not going to posi-
tively improve our cost of
doing business or cost of living
which is already highly inflat-
ed. Anyone who visits our
food stores sees week by week
or even daily increases which
have to be questioned when
you compare prices of Florida
and add-in shipping, insurance
and duty paid — there is no
letting up.








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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 5



Sir Clement
Maynard is in
‘stable’ condition

@ By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SIR Clement Maynard is
in “stable” condition and his
family is said to be optimistic
that his condition will further
improve to allow the former
deputy prime minister to
undergo rehabilitative thera-

y: 5
Opposition leader Perry
Christie made this statement
yesterday as he expressed
sympathy over the “grave”
condition of Sir Clement.

“Obviously our sympathy
goes out to Sir Clement and
his family.

“When I spoke with his
daughter (Allyson Maynard-
Gibson), she had indicated
that he was stable and obvi-
ously very challenged, in
terms of his current condi-
tion,” Mr Christie told The
Tribune after yesterday’s
morning session of the House
of Assembly.

“They were very optimistic
that he was going to move
from stabilisation to some
form of rehabilitative work,
towards trying to bring some
degree of improvement to his
situation, but he is gravely ill,
as I’m advised.”

Three days before Sir May-
nard took ill, he took part in
Majority Rule discussions in
Freeport with his one-time
adversary, former Chief Jus-
tice Sir Cyril Fountain, Mr
Christie said.

Sir Clement suffered a
stroke on January 26 and was
airlifted to Miami 'for treat-
ment. :

Last week, his son Clement
Maynard 'II said his father
wis “risting and is very
alert”.

During his extensive polit-
ical career, Sir Clement
served as minister of tourism
from 1969 to 1979 and again
from 1984 to 1990, and was

famed deputy prime minis-
ter after the resignation of
Arthur Hanna from the Pin-
_G.ug Cabinet in 1984.

He held this post until the
PLP’s defeat in 1992.

His memoir, Put on More
Speed, was published last
year.

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Tribune Staff Reporter

PLP LEADER Perry
Christie expressed disappoint-
ment yesterday at party chair-
man Raynard Rigby’s decision
not to participate in organising
the PLP’s upcoming conven-
tion.

On Wednesday, Mr Rigby
was quoted in the press as say-
ing he was no longer active in
planning the event.

He said that all questions
about the event should be
directed to the Mr Christie as
party leader.

In that interview, when asked
if he would attend the conven-
tion, Mr Rigby said: “I don’t
know.”

“If he has said that, he must
know why,” said Mr Christie
yesterday outside of the House
of Assembly, while addressing
the media on the Mr Rigby’s
decision.

When asked if there is some
disagreement between himself
and the PLP’s chairman, Mr
Christie referred reporters to
Mr Rigby.

“You know you would have
to ask him. And I’m prepared
to abide by what he says. You’d
have to ask him,” said Mr
Christie.

The PLP leader said that he
had not yet seen the report
about Mr Rigby’s decision, but
added that he has “great respect
for the chairman as a young
man.”

He continued: “You know, if
he feels in all of the circum-
stances as a result of the process
that we’re involved in, he
should remove himself, I’m sure
he would advise me during the
course of the day.

“We had an initial discussion
where I thought something like
that ought not to take place, but
you know in this business things
happen and there is certainly
no personal animosity — no dif-
ferences that I would be con-
cerned about — between the
chairman and myself.”

When contacted by The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr Rigby had




Perry Christie



no comment on the issue. He
confirmed, however, that he has
“stepped down” as convention
chairman.

A PLP source, who wished
to remain anonymous told The
Tribune yesterday that Mr Rig-
by’s decision shows a “clear
divide” between he and Mr
Christie.

Attempting to demonstrate
party unity, Mr Christie said
that both he and Mr Rigby have
the best interest of the PLP at
heart.

“What I can say to you is that
the life of the party will go on
regardless to what has hap-
pened. We’re going to have a
convention, we’re going to have
an excellent convention, we
hope to demonstrate to the
Bahamian people during our
convention that we are fit and
ready to represent them as we
should, and that our democracy
is vibrant and thriving as a result
of how we present ourselves as
the alternative to the present
government,” he said.

A new PLP chairman will be
elected at the next PLP con-
vention, as Mr Rigby has
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party chairman, Mr Christie

said: “. . . individuals really pale
in significance to the process
that must go on. You know,
there is nothing I really can say
about that and I would be dis-
appointed if Mr Rigby is unable
to give us the assistance that he
has so ably provided to this
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E-passport system working
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More than 550 e-passports issued since December 2007 launch

vide four systems to initiate the project.

Those systems are: an e-Passport issuance
system, a machine readable visa system, an
e-Identification issuance system (smart
cards for holders of work permits, spousal
permits, home owners residence permits,
permanent residence), and a border control
management system.

“The Bahamas’ e-Passport, visa, e-Iden-
tification and border control initiative is of
significant national and international impor-

- tance. It will enhance the security of our
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with over 550 e-passports issued since the
official launch in December 2007, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs said this week.

As of January 15, 2008, the Passport
Office in New Providence has issued a total
of 557 passports: 415 regular passports, 120
children’s passports, 15 frequent flyer pass-
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two weeks to get the new e-passport; but
that time frame is expected to be reduced as
the system progresses.

“We anticipate that both the passports
and visa issuance systems will be fully oper-
ational by mid-2008.”

The system is up and running in New
Providence; Family Island residents can
have their passports extended until further
notice.

The Bahamas officially launched the
machine readable passport or e-Passport
system on December 5, 2007, a move
intended to increase protection against iden-

’ tity theft, heighten aviation security and

combat illegal immigration.

The International Civil Aviation Organ-
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member, has mandated that all countries
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one — with biometric features including
details of facial characteristics and finger-
prints.

Each passport holder is required to have
a National Insurance number.

In 1994, the government began exploring
the process of upgrading passports and oth-
ertravel documents.

On December 22, 2006, the government
signed a contract with Indusa Global, a
Greenville, South Carolina-based informa-
tion technology development and consulting
firm, for an estimated $12.7 million to pro-

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management of digital security keys, to pro-
tect and access the data stored in the pass-
ports and cards.

This is an integrated project involving
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Depart-
ment of Immigration and the Data Pro-
cessing Unit of the Ministry of Finance.

The project involves four phases of imple-
mentation, which commenced in mid-Jan-
uary and will progress through the end of
July 2008. ,

After New Providence, the system will
be implemented in Grand Bahama, at Fam-
ily Island Administrator’s offices and at
overseas missions.

Foreign nationals also will be able to
apply for and be issued machine-readable
visas in New Providence and at overseas
missions.

However, passport holders are being
advised to continue to travel on their exist-
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expanded its reach into the Western community with the opening
of its newest location on the Cable Beach Strip. “The fact that we are
venturing into new territory as a speciality store is exciting and has huge
benefits for residents of the West,” explains Reto Giovanoli, General
Manager of the operation. “Now residents of Cable Beach, Sandyport,
Westridge, Southern New Providence and beyond can expect the same first
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The Nassau Airport Development Company
(NAD) has the mandate to operate, manage,
maintain and develop the Lynden Pindling
Intemational Airport, the fourth busiest airport
in the Caribbean, serving over 3 million
passengers.

With the design of the Phase ll airport
expansion planned to commence in February
2008, NAD is:seeking a qualified local survey
firm experienced in construction surveying
and who is able to commit to an “as & when
required contract” for the duration of the
Project. The availability of Global Positioning
Satellites (GPS) equipment will be helpful.
Interested firms are requested to submit their
Expression of Interest (EOI) with resumes of
the personnel proposed for the work, previous
work experience, liability insurance coverage
carried by the firm and the equipment available.
Selected firms will be requested to submit
their hourly rates for 2008 during the second
Request for Proposal (RFP) submission.

This “as and when required” surveying work
will be contracted with NAD. The successful
firm will be required to report to the Project
Manager for the duration of the LPIA Expansion

Project.

Generally, the work will include the ‘
following:

1. Establishing and maintaining the primary
survey control that will be used for the
project.

2. Providing detailed survey information to the
design team.

3. Providing quality assurance and monitoring
surveys.

4, Providing general site survey services.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS

‘Unscrupulous’ building
contractors preying on
single mothers — Minister

McCartney says practice must stop

By Clunis Devaney

Minister McCartney Speaks
to Importance of Homeowner
Protection

THE practice of unscrupu-
lous building contractors prey-
ing on unsuspecting single
mothers must stop, Minister
of State for Tourism and Avi-
ation Branville McCartney
said in the House of Assembly
yesterday.

“We have a duty in this
place to ensure that it stops. I
have been informed that the
Bahamas Contractors Associ-
ation (BCA) has drafted pro-
posals for legislation in this
regard,” he said.

Mr McCartney’s comments
came as debate continued on a
resolution to convey land to
the minister of housing for
government housing. This con-
veyance will also enable
homeowners to acquire title
for their land.

According to the minister,
suggestions were made by the
BCA in relation to a proposed
Contractors Bill, which seeks
to deal with:

e issuance of licences

e revocation of licences

e insurance

e fines

¢ imprisonment

“This is a step in the right
direction and J anticipate that
this administration will fix it,”
said Mr McCartney.

He said the problem is a
vexing one, and the solution
should not aimed only at gov-
ernment housing programmes,
but also private contracts.

“The problem is with
uncontrolled contractors who

do,,shoddy work andthe ...

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left holding the bag,” said Mr
McCartney.

“IT say uncontrolled,” he
added, “because today, any-
body can be a contractor. And
this is what has happened. I
might add that there are some
unscrupulous contractors who
prey on unsuspecting single
mothers who would have
entrusted the building of their
dream home along with their
life savings to these contrac-
tors.



“The problem is
with uncontrolled
contractors who
do shoddy work
and the :
unsuspecting
home owners are
left holding the
bag.”

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crime.”

Mr Bethel said the problem
of school violence in the
Bahamas “has the real poten-
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. ing the backlash — which has

manifested itself as violence in
schools.

Mr Bethel said stakeholders
must commit to understanding
the problem, working collec-
tively to develop solutions, mar-
shalling resources to implement
programmes and monitoring
and evaluating the impact of
these initiatives.

He also spoke of the impor-
tance of proper home rearing,
saying that parents should
become more involved with
their children and take a more
active interest in their school-
work and activities, ensuring
that the latter promote
“erowth” rather than degener-
ate behaviour.

“T would like to see the estab-
lishment of a National Parent-
ing Initiative. This will provide
parents with much needed par-
enting skills,” he said.

Mr Bethel also spoke of the
benefits of peer mentoring pro-
grammes and school and com-
munity relations units.

He said that student govern-
ment should be re-established
to give students a voice and a
sense of pride and ownership
in their school.





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ple) could not get title to land,
but Arawak Homes could.”

“This is hypocrisy,” the min-
ister of state said.

Chairman of Arawak
Homes Franklyn Wilson yes-
terday called Mr Neymour’s
comments “reckless, irrespon-
sible and unfortunate.”

Mr Wilson said the state
minister “should be ashamed
of himself” for making such
statements, but would not
comment any further on the
matter.

Mr Neymour yesterday reit-
erated a statement he made
during this year’s budget
debate, in which he accused
the PLP of a “gross abuse of
power.”

Quoting from his budget
contribution, the state minister
said that he discovered that
the previous Minister of
Works and Utilities Bradley

Roberts had approved the
swap of 8.63 acres of
reclaimed swamp land, located
in the vicinity of one of the
runways at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport,
for 10 acres of prime land in
the Perpall Tract area, which
was owned by the Water and
Sewerage Corporation (WSC).

“Who was this deal made
with — none other than
Arawak Homes,” Mr Ney-
mour said.

The state minister said that
the WSC had no need for the
reclaimed swamp land other
than to ensure that it would
not be developed and would
not impact the well fields adja-
cent to the airport. The land in
question, he said, was also des-
ignated by Civil Aviation not
to be used because it is needed
for run-off and drainage of the
runway.

“So why is land that is des-
ignated ‘not to be used’ being
given to WSC while prime
land that can be used for
financial gain is taken away
from WSC. Only one group is
set to gain — Arawak Homes,”
he said.

Last.week, Minister of
Housing Kenneth Russell told
parliament that the previous
government had built numer-
ous subdivisions, including
Perpall Tract, but failed to vest
clear ownership of the land in
the Minister of Housing to
enable him to transfer
ownership to persons pur-
chasing homes in the subdivi-
sion.

Due to this lapse in proper *

procedure, he said, people
who purchased homes in the
Perpall Tract subdivision were
not given clear ownership
titles for their properties.

Shane Gibson alleges reports
of improprieties at Western Air

tionary landing” in Nassau after it had left Man-
grove Cay, Andros.
The airline’s director of operations, Wolf

FROM page one

Western Air plane at'the Lynden Pindling Inter-

Seifert, explained that approaching Nassau, the

national Airport (LPIA) have raised some serious
concerns about the company’s operations, the
MP said.

Mr Gibson said that flying on a Western Air
flight to Grand Bahama recently, he personally
experienced a curious incident.

He explained that the aircraft had already tax-
ied out onto the runway when it suddenly turned
back to the terminal.

At the terminal building, he said, a Shell truck
pulled up to fuel the aeroplane. Mr Gibson said
he does not know if this refueling was ordered
because the aircraft was carrying insufficient fuel
for the trip to Grand Bahama. The passengers
were not given an explanation, he added.

Mr Gibson said he reported this incident, along
with complaints of his cousin, to Western Air.

One of Western Air’s 19-seater Fairchild Metro

pilots noticed that one of the aircraft’s landing
gears did not extend.

After several “alternative procedures” to get
the landing gears to extend failed, the pilots opt-
‘ed to attempt a precautionary landing.

“They landed on runway nine and made a very
successful landing,” Mr Seifert said.

A few passengers were taken to hospital
because of shock, and one woman had to be kept
overnight for observation. Beyond this, there
were no serious injuries to report from the inci-
dent.

Calls to Western Air’s vice-president and COO
Shandrice Woodside-Rolle were not returned up
until press time.

Mrs Woodside-Rolle was the FNM’s candidate
for North Andros in the 2007 election. However,
the seat was won by the PLP’s candidate Vin-

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the land was divided into lots

lots.
“Currently, I understand that

: those houses are vacant and the
: people cannot move into those
: houses,” said Minister Bannis-
: ter. “The reality is that the hous-
: eS are empty and we have
: brought the resolutions to Par-
: liament so we can put roofs over
? people’s heads:

“Under the former adminis-

: tration, the Minister of Housing
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i; have conveyed lots in those sub-
: divisions to a number of
: Bahamians. Those people would

» } generally fall into the category of
? persons whom the Government
: — former Government and this
: Government — would wish to
: assist in improving their lives
: and who, in other circumstances,
? would not ordinarily be able to
: afford to acquire homes for
: themselves.”

Minister Bannister said that

: by failing to convey the land to
: the Minister of Housing “the
: former administration has
: caused problems for everyone
; involved.”

He emphasized that Members

of Parliament owe it to the peo-
i ple affected to explain the delay
; in having the houses occupied.

“Secondly, the Minister of

: Housing cannot convey the land
; to the people that he would wish
: to have it conveyed to,” Minister
: Bannister stated. “The houses
? are built but he cannot put the
people in them.”

Minister Bannister chided the

former administration for not
: bringing the resolution to Par-
: liament.

“That is regrettable because

? we as a Parliament have to fix it;
: whatever the situation is that we
i? met, we have to fix it,” said the
; Minister.

He told House members that

: “we have a moral responsibility
: to provide affordable housing
: for Bahamians and, in doing so
? we must ensure that the build-
: ings are structurally sound and
: that we comply with the law.

“These resolutions ensure that

? as we comply with our moral
? responsibility we are also living
: up to our legal responsibility.
: When I speak about ‘we’, I
: speak about this Parliament.
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Sea Hauler tragedy:

PM says some victims

to be compensated

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



THE government has made
another promise to the victims
of the Sea Hauler tragedy — say-
ing it will soon provide mone-
tary compensation to some of
the affected persons.

During a media forum earlier
in the week, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham said he was
not convinced government has
any legal obligation to the vic-
tims.

However, Mr Ingraham said

“he would soon make assess-
ments to determine the amount
of additional compensation to
be awarded.

“We've had some communi-
cation with some of the victims
and in due course we will be in
the position to be able to make
a judgment as to what we ought
to offer,” he said.

According to Mr Ingraham,
the government has paid out
more than $100,000 in assis-
tance to the victims.

He said there will be further
“cash offers” to some of the vic-
tims, but “not because we are
convinced that we have any
legal obligation or any legal
responsibility.”

Mr Ingraham refuted claims
in the press that he considers
the PLP blameworthy for the
tragedy.

“TI never said that they were
culpable; I said they had the
responsibility. I accept that the
government has no legal oblig-
ation to the persons involved
but just as I accepted that when
there was a fire in the (straw)
market (in 2001) and the gov-
ernment owned the market and
people lost goods in the mar-
ket, I accepted that the govern-
ment should pay some monies —

_ and we did, to persons who lost

goods,” the prime minister
explained. _

He did,acknowledge that the
government-run Port Depart-











“,.. in due
course we will be
in the position to
be able to make a
judgment as to
what we ought to
offer.”



ment — which is responsible for
ensuring that boats do not trav-

of legal requirements — Is
accountable to some extent: “I
also accept that the government
has a department called the
Port Department that licensed
these boats to undertake these
weekend trips to excursions,
etcetera, that there is a set of
rules as to how many passen-
gers a boat of a particular size
should carry, etcetera.

“And if boats leave in num-
bers in excess of that, notwith-
standing whatever the techni-
cal (or) legal argument is, the
government has a responsibility
for not having done what it

should have done.” He said the
FNM was intent on resolving
the issue upon entering office,
but met an outlandish demand
for a multi-million dollar settle-
ment,

“When we came to office I
came with the clear intention
of seeking to resolve the issue
and offering some compensa-
tion to victims of the Sea Hauler
tragedy.

“Regrettably, | wasn’t in
office for very long when they
wrote to me through their
lawyer and said they demanded
$12 million and they would set-
tle for $12 million.

“But that was a number that
was so outrageous and so out
of the ball park that we never
got focused again.”

However, Mr Ingraham said
his government has asked for
details of the injuries and other
relevant information on the vic-
tims, in hope of bringing the
matter to a close.

In 2003 the Sea Hauler mail-
boat and the United Star cargo
vessel collided, killing four peo-
ple and injuring 25 others.

The issue has been highly
politicised and was a hot topic
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} LOCAL NEWS

Perry Christie pleased with
-government’s signing agreement
for Cable Beach development

FROM page one

their investment to more than $2 billion.

No agreement was reached between the group and the Christie
administration before the PLP was voted out of office.

“Tam happy that the government has in fact consummated,
finalised the transaction,” said Mr Christic. “Most certainly when
I was a part of the negotiations for the first agreement, and the
negotiations for the supplemental agreement that he signed, there
was never.any doubt in mind as to the legitimacy of the transaction
and as to its meaning to the overall economy of The Bahamas.”

Though Mr Ingraham has pledged to make public full details of
the new deal last week, thus far this has not been done, and it is
unclear what concessions were granted to Baha Mar in the new
deal. :

Previous to the signing of the deal, Mr Christie called on gov-
ernment,to move quickly to approve all the projects negotiated
under his government, including that with Baha Mar.

He said at the time that this was especially important in the
context of the slowing US economy, which some commentators
already believe is in recession.

| Mr Christie said yesterday that the importance of the Baha Mar
deal can be seen in the context of the Kerzner development on Par-
adise Island, which has resulted in large capital flows into the
country. . :

“Baha Mar would have a similar, if not a more meaningful
impact, in terms of capital inflows and growth to the economy, and

;. So really we were demanding for some time now that the prime min-
. ister move to finish that deal so that the Bahamas could benefit from
it,” he said.

“It has been done, obviously we do not know the details of the
supplemental agreement, and I’m sure when he lays the docu-
ments in Parliament we will be privy to whatever changes he has
made to the arrangements,” said Mr Christie. ;

“I have view, a very strong view, on his approach to this matter
and any changes that may have resulted in that. But obviously, out
of respect to the process, I shall await his release of the information

as to whatever changes he has made,” he said.

Cynthia Pratt to avoid House in order
to continue her convalescence

FROM page one

, future as the deputy leader of
» the PLP, other than what she
will be making during her
national address at the party’s
convention this month.
Mrs Pratt said she never knew
_ she was so richly loved in this
, country by both the black,
, White, rich and the poor, until
she was struck with this medical
_ challenge.
,.. Mrs Pratt thanked her well-
_ wishers, including the churches,
friends, supporters, students,
and youngsters throughout the
country. The former deputy
prime minister commented on
a special group of young men
who she coached at the College
of the Bahamas many years ago
who had also visited her to wish
her well.

“They all came to see me.
Some of them are now engi-
neers, croupiers, specialists —
» they have made me so proud.
_ They all got together and came

to see me to let me know how
» they have progressed over the
years. And that really made me
feel so good,” she said.

Mrs Pratt said that she had
other friends, beyond the polit-
ical sphere, in the fields of nurs-
ing and teaching visit her to
thank her for her contributions
to the Bahamas.

“I thank God for it. I thank
God for it. I never realized how
much people cared for me until
I kind of fell down.”

Mrs Pratt quipped that she

had just returned to New Provy-
-. idence recently from Andros
» and actually found it difficult to
~ bring all the boxes of fish, conch,
and lobster that caring residents
had bestowed upon her.
In some instances Mrs Pratt
said, she had to ask persons to
' “hold” items for her until she
had an opportunity to return as
she had no more room to store
them.
“So I thank God because I
' can share and give to other peo-
ple. But it just shows you the
love and the appreciation by the
Bahamian people, I’m talking

PLPs and FNMs. So that is what
living the life you sing about is,”
Mrs Pratt said.

Speaking about her attempt.
yesterday to visit the House of
Assembly, Mrs Pratt said that
she was seeking simply to show
her face and let the public know
that she is getting better. While
there, however, a continual
sharp pain from the tendonitis
had forced her to return home,
and miss the afternoon session
of Parliament.

“I’m not where I want to be
yet, but I’m better than I was. I
don’t know if I will go in next
week, but maybe the following
week hopefully I will be in top
shape to get back to the helm,”
she said.

Mrs Pratt said she will not be
making any judgments about
her political future at this time,
nor will she allow this bout of
tendonitis prevent her from rep-
resenting her constituents to the
best of her ability.

“I’m going to still serve my
people. I gave them my word
and I will serve them, and I am
going to do that. The term, as I
said, I will discuss my future at
the convention when I make my
speech to the nation. But in the
terms of serving, I will serve my
people. I have given my word,
and I have to live by my word,”
she said.

Until she has fully recuperat-
ed, Mrs Pratt has pledged that
she will “take it easy” as best
she can — despite the fact that
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of the burns. When you have burns to the
upper airway though the patient can look
stable at the time they can deteriorate
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He said that because he was not the

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binding.
' Dr Neymour became quite agitated
when it was suggested by the attorney for
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claiming “in hindsight” that he advocated
the patient undergo this procedure at the
early stage of his treatment.

He pointed out that he had made his
feelings on the matter well known to oth-
er doctors at the time and had “sworn to
tell the truth” to the court.

Forensic pathologist Dr Govinda Raju,
who performed the autopsy on Mr
Esfakis, previously told the court that his
cause of death was listed as “cardio res-
piratory arrest, acute pulmonary conges-
tion due to an airway obstruction as a
result of an inhalation injury.”

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on April 20 of that year would normally

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carried out the intubation procedure on
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said that based on his knowledge and
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not necessary in Mr Esfakis’ case.

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other indicators of inhalation injury —
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Dr Neymour testified that Dr Iferenta
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Despite these differences, both doctors
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with “unremarkable” consequences.

However, when coroner Williarn Camp-
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the decision not to have Mr Esfakis’ intu-
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day of his admission, Mr Esfakis exhibit-
ed “further signs” that he was suffering.
from an inhalation injury which could
have “potentially catastrophic conse-
quences” the doctor said that he had
“asked himself (that question) over and
over again in the last five years.”

“My gut feeling told me...and whatever
other factors — my treatment of other
inhalation injury patients — that this was
going to be a patient we would not have to
intubate. Obviously that is not how it
worked out,” he stated.

The court also heard how Mr Esfakis
was administered over 25 litres of fluid in
the first 24 hours of his hospital stay in
order to combat the fluid loss from his
burn injuries.

This was contrary to the recommenda-
tion made by Dr Neymour that he intake
between six and nine litres.

Mr Esfakis, 42, was admitted to hospi-
tal in the early hours of April 20, 2002
suffering from 25 per cent burns after his
shirt caught fire at a party. He died two
days later, his body “oozing” with fluid
and “swollen beyond recognition,”
according to his sister.

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The company is expected to
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Anastarcia Huyler, presi-
dent of the College of the
Bahamas Union of Students
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the National Advisory Council
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has been taking an “active
interest in the voice of young
people.”

Ms Huyler said recommen-
dations and suggestions gar-
nered from the upcoming
National Youth Anti-
Crime/Non-Violence Youth
Forum will be submitted to
Mr Turnquest as well as to
members of the National
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Ms Huyler said the forum
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one of which is to “get our
young leaders of the future to
begin to think of ways that we
can combat the problem of
crime.”

“We want them to express
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young people hearing from














older persons who have had
to deal with the crime that is
happening now and who have
also experienced a more
peaceful society,” she added.

The forum, which will be
held at the Police Conference
Centre on East Street, was
one of the recommendations
made by the National Assem-
bly on Crime in September of
2007, and has the full support
of the Ministry of National
Security. It will be held Fri-
day, February 8 Desinnine at
9am.

Minister Turnquest said,
“This forum is entirely in the
hands of the young people. I
just wish to say how pleased I
am with the level of organisa-
tion and commitment that
they have made towards
organising this forum and
organising the presenters at
the forum.”

“Many times we hear about
all the negative things that
young people are doing. This
is something that is absolutely
positive that young people are
doing that we are providing
our full support on,” he added.

Mr Turnquest said the
forum will allow government
officials to hear first-hand
what the nation’s youth thinks
about crime and criminality.
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‘active interest’ in youth voice

FROM previous page

tions to the ministry.

“So often, we talk to young
people,” Mr Turnquest said.
“This is an opportunity for the
young people to talk to us and
for us to listen. You will notice
that there are no politicians
on'this programme and that
this forum was organised by
the ‘young people. ;

“1 think it is absolutely
important that we listen to the
young people because whén
you look at the perpetrators
of ‘the majority of crimes,
when you look at the victims
of a lot of these serious crimi-
nal'acts, you are talking about
young people,” Mr Turnquest
said.

Bernard Petit, head of
media relations for the forum,
said one goal of the organisers
is to sensitise young people to
the various dimensions of
crime, particularly violent
crime, in addition’ to drawing
more attention to the detri-
mental effects crime has on
the ‘society.









Other goals, he said, include

contributing to the unity of

the Bahamas by encouraging
young Bahamians to become
anti-crime and violence
activists and to take owner-
ship of initiatives for the
development of community

and country, in addition to
helping to promote strategies
that will address the crime
problem among the youth.
“At the end of it all, it is
anticipated that we will be
able to promote a peaceful co-
existence among all of the
young people in this country,”
Mr Petit said. “While crime
impacts everyone, it appears
that both the victims and the
perpetrators of crime are peo-
ple within our generation and
so we felt that we needed to
come up with resolute recom-
mendations that we can pre-
sent to the government and

the wider community as to.

what we think is the best way
forward in resolving the issue
of crime in our Bahamas.”

Ms Huyler said the group
anticipates that the govern-
ment will “take seriously” the
young people’s stance on
crime.

“We hope that they will
take our recommendations
and work towards imple-
menting them so that we can
begin to see some change,”
she said. ,

Ministers, energy leaders and NGOs

gather for Freedom 2030 Conference

THE Cape Eleuthera Institute and Cape
Systems Ltd will be hosting a symposium on
February 7-8 advocating Freedom 2030 — an ini-
tiative focused on eliminating Eleuthera's
defendence on oil and advancing a sustain-
able Eleuthera.

Responding to drastic increases in energy
prices and the threat of climate change, con-
ference attendees will explore ideas and take
action in promoting Eleuthera as a selt-suffi-
cient energy model for the Caribbean and oth-
er Similar places throughout the world.

Participants will include Minister of Agri-
culture and Marine Resources Larry
Cartwright, Minister of State for Public Utilities
Phenton Neymour, vice president of the Senate
Johnley Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism direc-
torfor sustainable development Earlston
McPhee, Inter-American Development Bank
executive director for the Bahamas Jerry But-
let,senior economist for the National Renew-
able Energy Lab Peter Lilienthal, and repre-
sentatives from several energy companies.

"We are at a key time in the development of
the Bahamian Family Islands," said Jack Ken-
worthy, president and CEO of Cape Systems.
"We have an opportunity to make Eleuthera
the standard of sustainable development not
only for the Bahamas, but for other coastal
communities around the world.

“By working together with government, sci-
entists, businesses, and NGOs, we can design a
plan that will empower Eleuthera to obtain
self-sufficiency in energy and fuel production,
food production, water resource management,
waste management, and materials manage-
ment over the next 20 years.

The environment is a tremendous resource
for this country and we must examine alterna-
tives that will improve the well-being of its
people and protect the states of all ecosys-
tems."

The event will begin at the Cape Eleuthera
Institute in South Eleuthera on February 7
and will include remarks by distinguished
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Atlantis honours its

ATLANTIS’ senior vice ¥ 2
president of administration J B F 4 h
Baris Farrington was recog- J arric arrington receives t e
nised for his contributions to . ‘ 7
the tourism industry through- é d Lift A h
out the course of his life at the covete etime C 1evement
12th annual Cacique Awards :
held at the Wyndham Nassau AW d d Fl \X / h h
Resort and Crystal Palace Casi- ar an Or ence r 128 t t Cc
no last week. :

Mr Farrington stole the show E l f Th Ye 1
cat the star studded black tie mp oyee O ec Car tit S
event designed to ‘honour
tourism’s finest’ as he was pre- [7
sented with the Cacique’s cov-
eted Clement T Maynard Life-
time Achievement Award. The
presentation was made before
an audience which included
Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant, Director General of
Tourism Vernice Walkine,
along with other prominent
leaders of the tourism industry.

Also in attendance were
Kerzner International’s chief
executive officer Paul O’Neil,
president and managing direc-
tor George Markantonis and
chief operating officer Nan
Palmer.

“It is probably the most won- a Qe z ve
derful feeling that I have had 4 vs we

eget as and ee oo KERZNER INTERNATIONAL’S senior vice president of administration, J Barrie Farrington, this year’s recip-
Coe . “ _ient of the Cacique’s coveted Clement T Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award, shares a hearty laugh with
SEE page 19 Tourism Minister Neko Grant along with Robert ‘Sandy’ Sands, senior vice president of governmental
pag affairs at Bahama Mar; Stuart Bowe, vice president of Water Park Operations at Kerzner International and Ken-











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with Kerzner International's senior vice president of administra-

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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007





IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

CLE/qui/01438




IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Tides Act, 1959




AND









IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
comprising 250 acres forming a portion of the Henry Armbrister
Grant E.79A situate approximately 2 miles Northwest of the
Arthur's Town Airport on the Island of Cat Island one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.









AND



IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
CAMPERDOWN HOLDINGS LIMITED
NOTICE






THE PETITION OF CAMPERDOWN HOLDINGS LIMITED in
respect of:



“ALL THAT pieces parcel or tract of land ‘located
approximately two (2) miles Northwest of Arthur’s Town
Airport on the Island of Cat Island in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in the vicinity of that tract of land known
as Camperdown and more fully described as_ follows:
Commencing at a point at the High Water Mark thence
SOUTHWARDLY to Dickies Road and land originally granted
to Robert Stubbs (recorded in Book E at page 255) and running
thereon Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-seven and Twenty-
one Hundredths (1,937.21) feet and SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by land originally granted to Emma Culmer, Thomas Butler,
James Thurston, John Strachan and Charles Hepburn
and running thereon a total distance of Forty Six Hundred
and Nineteen and Ninety-six Hundredths (4,619.96) feet
and SOUTHWESTWARDLY by land originally granted
to the aforesaid Charles Hepburn and George Dean and
running thereon a total distance of Twenty Three Hundred
and Nine and Eighty-nine Hundredths (2,309.89) feet and |
SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land originally granted to Jupiter §
and Jacob Thurston and running thereon Ten Hundred and }
Ninety-eight and Thirty Hundredths (1,098.30) feet and }
NORTHEASTWARDLY by a tract of land originally known as
“Camperdown” and originaily granted to Henry Armbrister and
running thereon Thirty Eight Hundred and Sixty-two and Sixty-
five Hundredths (3,862.65) feet NORTHWESTWARDLY by the
High Water Mark and running thereon a total distance of Seventy
Three Hundred and Twenty-five and Eighty-five Hundredths
(7,325.85) feet back to the point of commencement.”
























Camperdown Holdings Limited claim to be the owner of the
unincumbered fee simple estate in possession of the said
land and has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of
the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 19



FROM page 18

given that kind of recognition is
beyond words, I could not
begin to describe it,” said Mr
Farrington. “I just know that I
feel proud, honoured, and hum-
bled.”

Reflecting on his life in
tourism, he said, “I remember
how I began my life and I will
never forget that, because its
does not matter how far you
think you go up the ladder of
success, you have to always
remember your beginnings
because that is what keeps you
grounded.”

Also recognised was Atlantis’
Florence Wright, a guest ser-
vices manager at the Reef
Atlantis, who received the
Cacique’s coveted Employee
of the Year Award. “I feel so
awesome. It is a wonderful feel-
ing,” said Ms Wright, while
clutching her Duho Award, the
Cacique’s symbol of excellence.

Speaking about what drives
her, Ms Wright attributed her
success to her love for people.
“T love to be able to be that one
to make the very first impres-
sion, a lasting one for every per-
son that I meet.”

Atlantis’ Tamara Sweeting
was nominated as one of the
Cacique’s Managers of the
Year. Ms Sweeting was Kerzn-
er, International’s Manager of
the Year for 2006-2007. Kerzn-
er International’s senior vice
president of human resources
Karen Carey commented, “The
distinguishing characteristics
that define these outstanding
individuals make us proud to
have them on our team. On
behalf of the entire team at
Atlantis, we applaud them and
offer them our heartfelt con-
gratulations.”

J Barrie Farrington entered
the tourism industry in 1954,
when he began his career as an
accounts clerk for Nassau
Marine Services Ltd, the owner
and operator of the Nassau
Yacht Haven and Pilot House

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KERZNER INTERNATIONAL’S president and managing director, George Markantonis js pictured (first from
left) with wife Sarah Markantonis (second left) along with Paul O'Neil, Kerzner International's chief exec-
utive officer with his wife Judy O'Neil.

FLORENCE WRIGHT, a guest services manager at The Reef Atlantis
was declared the Cacique’s Employee of the Year.











































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He was rapidly promoted
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of the company by 1967. In
1968, the business was pur-
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appointed vice president and
treasurer.

Resorts International

(Bahamas) Ltd, was formed in
1980, and he was promoted to
senior vice president. The com-
pany was acquired by Sun Inter-
national Hotels Ltd, in May,
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2004 as a guest services repre-

ces, Underwriting,

sentative,
She moved to concierge ger-

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May, 2007 and excelled in her
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West African gangs send

@ COTONOU, Benin
Associated Press

In one of this city’s relatively
posh neighbourhoods, there is
a compound full of specialists.

Some who work within the
high-walled enclosure are
experts in crushing cocaine bars
and tying the powder into water-
proof pellets for couriers to
swallow. Others are adept at dis-
mantling suitcases or electronic
gadgets to hide cocaine. —

The compound is part of a
drug trafficking problem that is
rapidly spreading from Nigeria
to the west coast of Africa, lead-
ing to a new surge of drugs flow-
ing into Europe. Since 2004,
seizures of Europe-bound
cocaine in Africa have risen five-

fold, reaching a record 5.7 met-
ric tons in the first nine months
of last year, according to the
United Nations Office of Drugs
and Crime, or UNODC.

Virtually all the drugs seized
in Africa in the first nine months
of 2007 came from West Atrica,
according to a UN report on
drug trafficking. They include
2.4 metric tons seized in Senegal
in June, 1.5 metric tons taken in
Mauritania between May and
August, and smaller quantities
in Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde,
Benin and Guinea.

Shipments come by sea and
air, mainly from Brazil and
Venezuela. Shipments by sea
are usually transferred into
smaller vessels and fast boats
and. moved inland from poorly

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

ing more drugs from South America to Europe

policed shores. Light aircraft
from South America are known
to have landed cocaine cargoes
in Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone
and Mauritania.

To see how it works, look at
Frank, a thickset, middle-aged
Nigerian who cruises the streets
of Cotonou, capital of Benin, in
a silver-colored Mercedes-Benz
jeep.

Frank went to Brazil more
than a decade ago to study, and
ended up dealing drugs. He
landed in a Brazilian jail, where
he met Gilberto, a Brazilian
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main city of Lagos four years
ago as drug raids intensified in
Nigeria. In Benin, he teamed up
with other traffickers operating
out of the compound.

Many confessed traffickers
interviewed by The Associated
Press said tightening security in
Nigeria led them to move to
other countries in the region
where law enforcement is lax
and officials more pliable.
Favorite West African destina-
tions for Nigerian drug gangs
include Gambia, Guinea Bissau,
Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone,
Benin and Ivory Coast.

Once in West Africa, cocaine
takes one of two main routes.
It is either smuggled north
through Morocco by fast boats

into Spain — using long-estab-
lished routes for hashish traf-
ficking — or by air in smaller
quantities by couriers using
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pean cities.

Nigerian gangs dominate the
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couriers are European or North
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such as the two British teenage
girls recently convicted in
Ghana of trying to board a flight
to London with cocaine hidden
in computer cases.

The major European destina-
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and Britain.

London has lately become
favored because of the high
price fetched on its streets,

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Law enforcement data shows
Nigerian passport-holders
account for more than 44 per-
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traffickers arrested in Europe,
followed by those from Cape
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ago, 32 drug couriers who had
left Guinea Bissau and transited
through Morocco were arrest-
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
. — Afghanistan will produce
‘another enormous opium
poppy crop this year, close
‘to last year’s record harvest,
“and Europe and other
“regions should brace them-
selves for the expected influx
/of heroin, the United
’ Nations warned in its annual
winter survey of poppy
planting patterns.
Cultivation is still increas-
ing in the insurgency-hit
south and west of the coun-
try, the report said, and tax-
es on the crop have become
a major source of revenue
for the Taliban insurgency.
“This is a windfall for anti-
- government forces, further
~ evidence of the dangerous

“link between opium and

* insurgency,” Antonio Maria

“© Costa, the executive director

of the U.N. Office on Drugs
and Crime, wrote in the
report’s preface.

The report will be released
by the Office on Drugs and
Crime on Wednesday at an
international donors confer-

-ence in Tokyo. An.advance
copy was shown to The New
York Times.

“Cultivation levels will-be
- broadly similar to, perhaps
slightly lower than, last
year’s record harvest,’ Costa
said. There is some evidence
that the sharp increases of
. recent years are leveling off,
which is encouraging, he
said, but the “total amount
of opium being harvested
® remains shockingly high.”
» Afghanistan supplies 90
{ percent of the world’s opi-
, um, the report said.
' The cultivation of
cannabis, the plant that
yields marijuana and hashish,
is increasing, the report
‘added, making Afghanistan
one of the biggest suppliers
of cannabis as well.

The winter survey, which

_ the U.N. teams conduct
. every year by talking to vil-
lage leaders across the coun-
» try, outlines trends in poppy
», cultivation. It is only an esti-

‘\ mate because half of the

,, country has not yet begun
‘ planting, and in the other
half the plants are not yet
visible beneath the snow.
In 2007, 477,000 acres were
, under poppy cultivation,
« yielding an estimated 9,000
‘tons of opium. The survey
said the 2008 harvest would
depend on levels of eradica-
tion and the weather. Good
rainfall and water supply are

expected to help the harvest
in 2008, and no efforts at
eradication were observed
by mid-January, the report
said.

The survey found that pop-
py cultivation was increasing
in Six provinces in southern
and western Afghanistan.
One of those provinces, Nim-
ruz, was showing a sharp
increase. Five provinces were
expected to show no change,
including Helmand, which
produced 53 percent of
Afghanistan’s opium last
year, and where Taliban
insurgents control much of
the countryside.

Ten provinces are expect-
ed to show a decrease in cul-
tivation, and 12 are likely to
remain poppy free.

These figures will depend
on how effectively the
Afghan authorities wage pre-
vention and eradication cam-
paigns, the report said. Nan-
garhar province is expected
to show a sharp drop because
of agreements made with dis-
trict leaders, it said.

‘The Afghan government

-has opposed an aerial herbi-

cide spraying program, advo-
cated by the White House,
fearing a potential backlash

if people and food crops are
harmed. However, a ground
spraying program was being
considered.

There is some evidence
that agricultural assistance
can persuade farmers not to
grow poppies, the report
said. Of the 469 villages vis-
ited by the U.N. teams over a
month in December and Jan-
uary, a third had received
assistance in the form of
seeds, fertilizer and irriga-
tion. A majority — 67 per-
cent — of those that received
assistance did not grow pop-
pies, the report said.

The United Nations also
said there was a strong link
between instability and opi-
um production. In the south
and west, where security is
worst, 100 percent of stud-
ied villages that had poor
security cultivated poppies,
the report said.

At the same time, poppy
cultivation is decreasing in
places that have good secu-
rity, it said.

Most poppy farmers in the
south and west of the coun-
try said they paid a tax to
mullahs, the Taliban or
local officials, the report
said.

Cubans mourn ‘King of the
Congas’ with songs, drums

@ GUINES, Cuba

CUBAN musicians, family and friends remembered the
island’s most famous conga drummer, Tata Guines, as he was
buried outside Havana on Tuesday after a six decade career that
helped popularize Afro-Cuban rhythms worldwide, according to

Associated Press.

Known as the “King of the Congas” and “Golden Hands,” the
77-year-old Guines died Monday after being hospitalized for
hypertension and kidney problems.

“There’s no one in Cuba, if not the world, better at making
percussion an art,” Cuban music critic Jose Luis Estrada wrote
Tuesday in the state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

Mourners sang, clapped and swayed at a ceremony in his
hometown of Guines — which he took as his stage name at the

start of his career.

Born Federico Aristides Soto on June 30, 1930, Guines was
best known for playing the conga, a tall, barrel-like drum central
to Rumba and Afro-Cuban music and culture.

He took the stage in Havana in the early 1940s with the Parta-
gas Sextet and moved to the United States in 1957, where he
performed with jazz greats Josephine Baker, Frank Sinatra,
Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. .

Though he enjoyed success in the U.S., Guines was upset by
the racial segregation he experienced there and returned to
Cuba after Fidel Castro’s rebels toppled dictator Fulgencio

Batista in 1959.

Guines won a Latin Grammy in 2004 for “Lagrimas Negras,”
or “Black Tears,” a collaboration with legendary exiled Cuban
jazz pianist Bebo Valdes and Spanish singer Diego La Cigala.
He also worked with the Rumba Cubana All-Stars on “La Rum-
ba Soy Yo,” or “I Am the Rumba,” which won a Latin Grammy

in 2001.

He received Cuba’s National Music Award in 2006.

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| Pope’s rewrite of Latin

prayer draws criticism
from Jewish groups and



POPE BENEDICT XVI, at right, arrives for a special mass followed by Vatican photographers, in St.Peter’s Basil-
ica at the Vatican, on Saturday. The pontiff Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday issued a replacement for a contentious
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Pope Benedict XVI yester-
day issued a replacement for a
contentious Good Friday
prayer in Latin, removing lan-
guage that many Jewish
groups found offensive but
still calling for the Jews’ con-
version, according to the New
York Times News Service.

However, representatives of
Jewish groups as well as tra-
ditionalist Catholics quickly
condemned the new prayer,
though for different reasons.
Jewish groups said it was still
offensive, and traditionalists
said they preferred the ver-
sion that was replaced.

“It’s disappointing,” said
Rabbi David Rosen, director
of inter-religious affairs for
the American Jewish Com-
mittee, who for 20 years has
worked on Jewish-Catholic
relations with Benedict as
pope and, earlier, when he
was a cardinal.

The prayer was a focus of
dispute last year when Bene-
dict allowed for greater use of
a traditional version of the
Latin Mass, called the Tri-
dentine rite. That decree
improved ties with Catholic
traditionalists, who oppose the
sweeping changes to church
liturgy made from 1962
through 1965 during the Sec-
ond Vatican Council.

The prayer is not part of the
standard service used by most
of the world’s 1.1 billion
Catholics, who celebrate Mass
in their local languages.

The new prayer, published
only in Latin on Tuesday in
the Vatican newspaper,
L’Osservatore Romano,

deletes a reference to Jews’

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“It is therefore
particularly
disappointing,
that this text
doesn’t seem to
show any
sensitivity as to
how this new
text will be read
within Jewish
circles.”



Rabbi David Rosen

“blindness” and a call that
God “may lift the veil from
their hearts.”

An unofficial translation of
the new prayer reads: “Let us
pray for the Jews. May the
Lord Our God enlighten their

hearts so that they may .

acknowledge Jesus Christ, the
savior of all men.

”*Almighty and everlasting
God,“ it continues, ’you who
want all men to be saved and
to reach the awareness of the
truth, graciously grant that,
with the fullness of peoples
entering into' your church, all
Israel may be saved.“

Rosen, while saying he was
pleased that language he
found offensive was removed,
objected to the new prayer
because it specified that Jews
should find redemption specif-
ically in Christ. He noted that
the standard Mass, issued after
the liberalizations of the Sec-

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traditionalist Catholics

ond Vatican Council, also con-
tained a prayer for the Jews’
*redemption“ but did not
specifically invoke Christ,
stressing rather God’s origi-
nal covenant with Jews.

”Pope Benedict XVI really
does care about positive
Catholic-Jewish relations —
that I know for a fact,“ Rosen
said.

*It is therefore particularly
disappointing,“ he said, ”that
this text doesn’t seem to show
any sensitivity as to how this
new text.will be read within
Jewish circles.“

On the other side of the
debate, Kenneth J. Wolfe, a
columnist for the traditionalist
Catholic newspaper The Rem-
nant, said traditionalists would

have preferred no change at

all.

Wolfe said that the change
*rattles the cage of tradition-
alists“ and that it would prob-
ably make more difficult any
rapprochement with tradi-
tionalist groups like the Soci-
ety of St: Pius X, which rejects
the Second Vatican Council
and has appointed its own
bishops.

The full prayer also contains
calls for the conversions of
other groups, including Protes-
tants, Orthodox Christians
and pagans.

In discussing changes to the
prayer, Vatican officials have
said in the past that it is the
church’s right, believing in the
truth of Catholicism, to pray
for the salvation of all those
who do not believe.

The Vatican said the new
version of the prayer should
be used by the traditionalist
minority starting this Good
Friday, March 21.





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ALL tenants in the Hurri-
cane Hole Plaza on Paradise
Island now have until the end
of February before their leas-
es run out, with several hav-
ing been granted extensions.

The leases were originally
scheduled to end at the end
of last month, but have since
been extended to the end of
February, Mike Cahill, the
manager of the News Cafe,
told Tribune Business.

His cafe and the Italian
eatery, Zio Gigis, had always
been granted the February
end deadline.

Mr Cahill ‘dismissed
rumours reaching Tribune
Business that Zio Gigi's
would have been relocating
to East Bay Street near the
Sailor’s Choice facility.

However, Mr Cahill said
neither business had yet
found a suitable location for
either of the popular eateries.

“We have nowhere to go,
so I do not know what we are
going to do,” he said. °

An ideal location for both
restaurants would need to
include sufficient parking and
an outside eating area, a
combination they have sim-
ply not been able to find.

Other tenants have also
been scrambling to find suit-
able alternative sites. Liquid
Desert recently told The Tri-
bune that they will shift to
East Bay Street and transfer
their employees to that loca-
tion. ‘Some tenants, such as
the First Caribbean Interna-
tional Bank branch, have
found alternative accommo-
dations at the shopping plaza
across the road or at Harbour
Bay

Kerzner International for-
mally took over ownership
of the shopping plaza on
June 1, 2007, and is to
expand it to create a second
Marina Village with con-
struction slated to begin
soon.

It is expected to be com-
pleted by the 2009 fourth
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residential component. The
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800-900 jobs at peak con-
struction and 450-500 per-
manent jobs upon comple-
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THE multi-million dollar sale of the
Bahamas Oil Refining Company Inter-
national (BORCO) to a US private equi-
ty fund has been delayed by the compa-
nies’ attempts to minimise the Stamp
Duty payable to the Bahamian govern-
ment from the deal, The Tribune can
reveal.

First Reserve, the world’s leading pri-
vate equity specialist in the energy indus-
try, with some $12.5 billion in assets
under management, has signed an agree-
ment in principle to purchase BORCO
from the Venezuelan state-owned oil
company, PDVSA.

S15 million resort
investors lose ‘security
for costs’ appeal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Both parties have been negotiating
with the Government over the amount of
Stamp Tax payable on the transaction,
and with talks dragging on it is likely that
First Reserve and PDVSA have had to
extend the completion deadline.

Multiple sources close to the deal have
told The Tribune that the Government,
through the Ministry of Finance, has now
“established” its position on the amount
of Stamp Duty due to it from BORCO’s
sale, and put this to the parties involved.

Their reaction is unknown, but indi-

Dispute left Great
Harbour Cay ‘suffering |
‘great hardship’ over
appellants’ alleged
failure to meet lease
terms and $1m in
payments

THE investors who launched
a legal battle over their $15 mil-
lion attempt to purchase a
Berry Islands resort have lost
their appeal to extend the time
in. Which they had to pay
$100,000: as security for costs,
the Court of Appeal noting that
Great Harbour Cay residents
were “suffering great hardship”
as a result of the courtroom
fight.

Appeal Justices Dame Joan
Sawyer, Hartman Longley and
Milton Ganpatsingh backed ex-
Supreme Court judge Jeanne
Thompson in finding that Mega
Management, the company
formed by Israeli investors Ben-
jamin Schmill and Moshe Mana,

whose properties include a
marina, fuel station, beach :
house and beach club, 18-hole

SEE page 9B

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order despite being in a posi-
tion to comply weeks earlier.
Mega Management had
appealed against Justice
Thompson’s January 30, 2007,
decision against extending the
time it had to comply with a
May 18, 2006, ‘unless’ order that
it pay a $100,000 bond as secu-
rity for the defendants costs
within 30 days of that date.
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: THE leading contender to
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cates the “chilling” impact the 2005 deci-
sion by the former PLP government to
introduce a 4 per cent Stamp Duty on
the assets of Bahamian businesses being
sold in mergers and acquisitions is having
on some deals.

One source told The Tribune: “First
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agreement, I believe they have a deal in
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SEE page 11B.













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Tribune Business Editor

SOME used car dealers have
been accused of defrauding the
Government of due import
duties and Stamp Tax by
importing vehicles in parts and
then reassembling them, some-
thing a Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce report said was
causing “unfair competition”
in the nation’s automobile sec-
tor. |

In its report to the Govern-
ment on Vexing Business
Issues, the Chamber said sev-
eral business executives had
raised concerns about the
“unregulated growth of used
car lots” and the increasing
importation of old-model used
cars.

The report suggested that
two used vehicles were import-
ed into the Bahamas for every
new model that came in, but
checks made by The Tribune
with several auto dealers sug-

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gested that the ratio is proba-
bly closer to four old models
for every new one.

If the Chamber report’s esti-
mate of 3,400-4,000 new cars
being imported into the
Bahamas every year is.accu-
rate, this suggests that the
number of used model vehicle
imports is at least double that -
and possibly as high as 16,000 if
the four-to-one ratio is correct.

And, if true, that would
mean that up to 20,000 vehi-
cles are imported into the
Bahamas every year, further
adding to the congestion on
the streets and deteriorating
condition of road infrastruc-
ture.

The Bahamas Motor Deal-
ers Association’s (BMDA)
members, the Chamber report
said, had “expressed concerns
about lack of control over the
sale of used vehicles from ubiq-
uitous used car lots”.

It added: “Members

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an open secret that certain
used care dealers defraud the
Government. These importers
are known to strip vehicles,
import them as wrecks, import.
the parts separately, and then
reassemble the vehicles for sale
to the public.

“In addition to the unfair
competition it creates, the
Government loses consider-
able tax revenues. In cases of
wrecked vehicles, which are
not identified, but should be,
members of the general public
also suffer due to sale of dam-
aged vehicles.”

To control the number and
quality of vehicles on Bahami-
an streets, the Chamber report
recommended that the Gov-
ernment needed “to control
the importation of used cars
by placing .a reasonable age
limit on vehicles imported into
the country”.

When it came to traffic con-
gestion and its implications for
the Bahamas’ road infrastruc-

ture, the Chamber report

added: “The infrastructure is
designed to accommodate only
a limited number of vehicles,
both new and used. Business
leaders are concerned that the
unchecked importation, par-
ticularly of used vehicles, has




THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE | ,

Government. ‘defrauded’ through vehicle stripping 9

already led to and will contin-
ue to produce unacceptable
levels of traffic congestion.
“Substandard maintenance
of road infrastructure leads to
accelerated wear and tear on
vehicles. This raises the total
cost of ownership to the con-

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In the Estate of JACQUELINE J.M. DAUCHY,
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mailed to the Human Resources Manager, at P. O. Box N-3540 or faxe
to 323-2880.

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exemption for Bahamian busi-
nessmen and financial services
executives travelling to Europe,
as current requirements to
obtain these documents are “a
true cost” for Bahamian com-
panies.

The Bahamas Chamber of

Commerce, in a report sent to
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and several of his fellow
Cabinet ministers, said round-
table sessions with Bahamian
businessmen to elicit problems
they had encountered in deal-
ing with the public sector had
prompted “numerous com-
plaints” over the visa issue.

Currently, with no European
Union (EU) members having
significant diplomatic repre-
sentation in the Bahamas, the
requirement that Bahamian
businessmen travelling to the
EU first obtain visas forces
them to travel or send passports
off abroad, usually to Miami or
Washington.

The Chamber's Vexing Busi-
ness Issues report said on the
issue: “Business persons wanti-

ng to travel to Europe are
inconvenienced by the require-
ment that they obtain a visa,
which is extremely difficult and
expensive to obtain.

“Tt usually involves either
incurring the cost (approxi-
mately $500) of flying to Miami,
renting a’car and staying
overnight, or ‘Fedexing’ one’s
passport to the relevant con-
sulate in Miami and being with-
out one’s passport for an unde-
termined amount of time (plus
the worry that your passport
may be lost or not returned in
time).”

Report

The report added: “This is a
nuisance, a time wasting incon-
venience, and a true cost for
those Bahamians in the finan-
cial sector who require visas
often to travel to Europe or
through Europe.. It also pre-
vents Bahamians from being
able to just pop on a plane and
be at a meeting in Europe the
next day, as is sometimes
required.

“The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs should aggressively pur-
sue a talked about possible
exemption for Bahamians to
obtain a visa to travel to
Europe. It is understood that
this possibility is real and the
business community wants to
ensure that the civil servants in

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
do no lose this opportunity.
“Tn fact, Bahamian business-
men said that our Ministry of
Foreign Affairs officials should
make it their mission to negoti-

ate the removal of visa require-.

ments from most countries
where Bahamians require visas.

“After all, we are a wealthy
nation, a small nation, a peace-
ful nation, and a nation whose
citizens rarely emigrate and, if
they do, it is in such small num-
bers that it is not material. So,
getting our country removed
from the list of countries requir-
ing visas should be relatively
straightforward and an ‘easy
sell’.”

The Chamber report found
that public sector reform was a
key issue for many companies,
given that “attitudes, lack of
responsiveness and poor quali-
ty service” all led to “general
frustrations in getting business
done in the Bahamas”.

“With regard to taxes, there
is no sense of enforcement,”
the Chamber report said.

“Property taxes are largely
unpaid until the property is
sold. The national insurance
fund only collects 60 per cent of
what it is due, and business

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= Business executives
urge pursuit of EU
visa exemption

license fee calculations are-nev-

er questioned to verify their
correctness. There is no penal-
ty for late payment.

“Inefficiencies and poor ser-
vice standards hurt both busi-
ness and government. Multiple
members drew reference to
experiences with property tax-
es.

“They continued to get real
property tax bills for land that
they had already sold. Sadly,
these notices continued to come
year after year, despite writing
to the appropriate government
agency. Moreover, when the
bill is not paid, there is no fol-
low-up. Cynicism builds and
government loses more credi-
bility.”

To enhance the Governmen-
t’s collection of revenue due to
it, the Chamber report suggest-
ed that staff in tax-collecting
and generating agencies receive
performance-based compensa-
tion as opposed to a fixed
salary.

It was also suggested that the
Government sell accounts
receivables, or taxes and duties
owed to it, to collection agen-
cies and commercial banks,
leaving them “with the hassles
of collecting”.

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at the school on Shirley Street from 8:00a.m.-12 noon
for students wishing to enter grades 7, 8, 9 and 10.

Saturday,
February 23, 2008

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Applications are available
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$20.00 testing fee

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Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

2000, the dissolution of PRINCIPESSA INVESTMENT



Legal Notice

NOTICE

Legal Notice

NOTICE

PRINCIPESSA INVESTMENT LTD. GIMEL CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GIMEL CORP. has been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

A financial institution seeks an Accountant.
Candidates must have at least 3 years experience
in accounting in the financial industry with sound
knowledge of but not limited to:

LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck | the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
off the Register. ,
Formulating budgets

Managing Accounts Receivables and
Payables

Preparation of monthly and annual
financial reports and statements
Preparation of bank reconciliations and
various general ledger accounts to the sub
ledgers

Co-ordinate the annual audit with external
auditors and preparation of the necessary
schedules

Preparing reports for the regulators
Must be a team player

Must possess people skills and be prepared
to interact with members

Minimum qualifications: AA in
Accounting

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

' Legal Notice

NOTICE

Legal Notice

NOTICE
VENICE GULF RIVER CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

INDIGO INLET INDUSTRIES LIMITED
~ (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd day of January
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-
7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of VENICE GULF RIVER CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.

Please forward resume before

February 18, 2008 to P.O. Box N-7544 code

(Liquidator)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)





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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 5B



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20-day work permit
turnaround time is

urged by businesses

‘Open-ended’ approval timeframe Causes uncertainty
that ‘costs companies financially and competitively’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Department of Immi-
gration should decide whether
to approve properly completed
work permit applications within
20 days of their receipt, Bahami-
an businessmen have urged, as
such a deadline would remove
* the uncertainty that “costs com-
panies financially and competi-
tively”.

There is no current timeframe
in which the Department of
Immigration must approve or
decline work permit applica-
tions, and the open-ended,
undefined nature of this process
was cited as having negative
consequences by business exec-

utives supplying feedback to the |

Chamber of Commerce.

In its paper on Vexing Busi-
ness Issues when dealing with
public sector agencies, which has
been submitted to the Prime
Minister and several Cabinet
ministers, the Chamber warned
that a protracted work permit
approval process meant
Bahamian businesses risked los-
ing skilled expatriate labour to
other jurisdictions where the
procedures were more friendly.

The Chamber report said:
“When offering a job to a for-
eign worker, especially those
that are skilled or who are in
the middle to upper middle
management areas, businesses
are unable to inform the suc-
cessful applicant how long he or
she will have to wait before their
work permit is approved or dis-
approved. ;

“This uncertainty costs busi-
nesses both financially and com-
pe..tively. Having incurred the
cost of attracting and interview-
ing an interested applicant, the
business ends up losing that
applicant to another business
in another jurisdiction not bur-
dened down by a work permit
process that is typically too long
and always uncertain.”

â„¢T- remedy the situation, the

Chamber suggested: “Complet:’

ed work permit applications
whose fee, if approved, will
exceed $2,000, should either be
approved or disapproved in 20
business days so all parties con-
cerned will know, with a greater
degree of certainty, how long
the process will take.”

Other concerns related to the
renewal of work permits, the
Chamber report saying its mem-
bers felt the process was “too
long” and “far too cumbersome
and inefficient” given that much
of the necessary information
was already contained in
Department of Immigration files
through the first application.

“Because of the length of the
process and the resulting uncer-
tainties, there is considerable
pressure on companies to not
play: by the rules. The level of
delay imposed on business is
considerable,” the Chamber
report warned in relation to
work permit renewals.

Advocating that technology

be used to speed up processing
of work permit applications, the
Chamber suggested that renew-
al applications needed, at most,
an employer’s letter, police cer-
tificate and photo of the appli-
cant.

Urging that work permits be
granted for two to three years,
rather than just one, to reduce
the burden imposed on the
Immigration Department by the
volume of renewal applications,
the report advocated again that
a decision on all properly com-
pleted renewal applications be
taken within 20 days of receipt.

Further problems were
caused by Permit to Reside
applications for spouses of expa-
triate workers on work permits,
the Chamber report said.

“The process should be sim-
ple and it is far from it, Chamber
members who hire an expatriate

worker whose spouse must

accompany them, complain that
the Department requests the
same information each year
when the information is already
in the file from the previous
year,” the report said.

“This is truly a nuisance issue.
Countless hours are lost in the
application and follow-up
process by the employee (whose
partner is affected) or by some-
one else on the company’s pay-
roll.

“When an employee’s work
permit is approved, his/her
spouse’s permit to reside in the
Bahamas should automatically
be approved for the same time
period. In addition, the require-
ments to renew a spouse’s per-
mit should only require a cur-
rent police certificate from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
(RBPF), and maybe a new pic-
ture that should accompany the
employee’s work permit when
it is put in for renewal.”

Businesses experienced fur-
ther costs and inefficiencies
because work permit applica-
tion forms were often incom-
plete as to the Immigration
Department’s requirements. In
addition, the Chamber report
said the department’s officers
often requested information that
was not on the form.

“Processing of certain appli-
cations ought to be accommo-
dated online, requiring only
minimal in-person visits to the
department. When required,
such visits should be scheduled,”
the Chamber report suggested.

“At a minimum, and on an
immediate basis, the Depart-
ment of Immigration should
update its application forms
reflecting the current require-
ments, and they should have the
forms placed online so that they
can be downloaded by poten-
tial applicants anywhere in the
world.”

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TRIBUNE,
February 7th, 2008

Lot No. 1056
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

| All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft,
Â¥ being lot no. 1056 of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New providence
Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single
4 family residence consisting of approximately
1,205 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms with closets, 2-bathroom, linen closet,
living, dining rooms, kitchen and covered front porch. the land is'slightly elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept.

Appraisal: $144,977.00

Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at thatch Palm Street, turn left
onto Rosewood Street, the subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue

trimmed white.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It
is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state.
It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous
to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40

The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of.the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher
and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is Zoned. multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at
foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with
a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways through
to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain
linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

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

Appraisal: $41,275.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact
_ Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or
Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851
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LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $40,000.00 |

The property has an area of 13,027 square feet or .30 of an acre.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00

Alf that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21, Albacore |
Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening Glade |

| Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft. |
| and zoned as multi-family residential.

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 4, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00||

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune
Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape.

| LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00

| Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #48 -~ Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
| Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

FAMILY ISLANDS

ABACO Appraisal: $75,000.00

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.

The property is 89 x 100 ft 2
and rectangular in shape. The
land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
road level and approximately
25 ft above sea _ level.
Located on this property is a
twenty-year-old three
bedroom, two bathroom, }
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much
attention.

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EXUMA

DUPLEX IN LOT 6625 |
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA

Trapezium shaped lot 35 ft. °°
above sea level comprising
10,000 sq. ft. Situated thereon is
a 10-year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen,
living/dining area and _ porch.
(Building is in need of repairs).

Appraisal: $170,000.00



SOSHHRHHESOSHHHRAGOSHHAREKEOOHAHEEE

CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00

The subject property is located

on Kingway Road and is ,
developed with an area of len
20,000 square feet. Situated ae
thereon is a_ residence ‘''!!
comprised of 3,645 square feet
of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility ©
spaces and a two bedroom one |
bath quest cottage of 600 “ 8 S
square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a
Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.













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ELEUTHERA
NORTH PALMETTO POINT

All that piece parcel or lot of land
and improvements situated to the
West of the Settlement of North ~~ ~
Palmetto Point, on the Island of ‘
Eleuthera. The total area_ is
approximately 8,118 square feet. \
Situated on the property is a 26- |
year-old building, comprising
approximately 1,263 square feet of
enclosed living space and a ( “ Au’ ANE
basement area of 144 square feet. MOM QA
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, kite
room, and beauty parlour (an additional 480 square feet).

Appraisal: $134,822.00





PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT :
ELEUTHERA Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Mighway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of |}
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.





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For conditions of sale and any other Marita contact:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034
E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com

or :
PHILIP: WHITE @ 502-3077
E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
Fax: 356-3851 - send bids to P. O. Box N-7518 Rosetta
Street, Nassau, Bahamas
or stopnshopbahamas.com

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February 7th, 2008

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES

Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being
lot no. 130, of the subdivision known and designated
as st. andrews beach estates, the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. located on the subject property is a structure
comprising of anapproximately 12yr old duplex,
Appraisal: $245,237.00
Traveling east on yamacraw hill road take the third corner
right. with sign for st andrews beach estates, then take
first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd
property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Lot No. 3 Yamacraw
Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot
no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

Appraisal: $313,016.00











Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
é BLOCK NO. 45,
SHORES
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7'-4” wide by 20’-
0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden parch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being
lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
ll, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.





(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

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



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with
an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels
stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just
under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles. :
. Appraisal: $265,225.00



- LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New

yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
ee oO -| be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
BED eae ec =| during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
: ; = kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00 :
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an‘L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.












Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25°



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated
on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and
comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen
with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex —
1 was built in accordance with the plan and specification as
E ~ ——— approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry
Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The
land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft.
being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and
designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New
Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised
of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining
rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level,
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the posibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements
including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement

block wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00 :
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then
first left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.

Must Sell Lot No. 597
All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq ft, being lot 597
Melvern Road of the subdivision known as Yellow Elder Gardens,
the said subdivision is situated in the southern district of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 26 yr old
single family residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft
of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including master bedroom,
2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility room. The
residence also consists of a front porch and two patios.

The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

; Appraisal: $133,395.00 ‘ ‘
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left. the subject property is the 5th property
left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yellow.



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity,
water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $112,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.



LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being
lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the
said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.

| Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
r ‘yg 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front

_ foom, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of
maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garder/storage shed, which is located in the
backyard.-The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block, walls that are topped with metal railings,
and metal gates at the front and back. é

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

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Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 217
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00

/ Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first
left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the
subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and white door.

VACANT PROPERTIES

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family

- single family.
Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Appraisal: $80,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land
known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13
hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly
by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having
an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet,
peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section
b, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens ,
Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and
services available.
Appraisal: $37, 440.00

Investment Opportunity - Must Sell
Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq ft,
being Lot No.20 block 1 unit 3 of the subdivision known and designated as fortune point subdivision Freeport,
Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning with a rectangle shape.
: Appraisal: $38,000.00

LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “F”
which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

NEW PROVIDENCE

SANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000.00 ©
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.



NEW PROVIDENCE

Lot #12 DAISY MANOR © Appraisal: $82,376.80 :

Subject property contains 5,979
sq ft. Situated thereon is a 14
year oid single family residence
containing 773 sq ft of enclosed
living space. This includes two
bedrooms, one bathroom, living |
and dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room. ; ees
Directions: Travelling west on Boyd Road, turn into Franklyn Avenue,
turn right at the T-junction, turn left at the second T junction, house is
the second property on the left white trimmed with burgandy.

Providence.

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feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000 | CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA
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Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into yd eg iy

Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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12,225 square feet, being lot #18 Block
#27 of the subdivision known as Venice
Bay Annex, situate in the Western
District of New Providence. The
property is on a level grade and zoned
as multi family residential. Located on <«
the subject property is a cluster. of
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses
about 80% completed and designated “~~

All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the |
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section 4 |
sq | Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a structure
‘\|comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers approximately (3,058) |
square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private

,| Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a
laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The
property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot pillars at
front with electronic gate.



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units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porch of 200 square feet.
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heading South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardi, turn

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CARMICHAEL ROAD Appraisal: $171,000.00

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Allen’s Drive, follow the bend. The subject property is on the right shortly | FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00 |
after passing the bend, aquamarine trimmed deep green. The subject lot is ,
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on _ this
property is a single story
single family -dweiling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
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WINTON MEADOWS Lot 248 Appraisal: $264,000.00

4 All that lot of land having an area
{of approximately 8,179 square
‘feet, being lot 248 of the
in subdivision known as Winton
»|Meadows. Located thereon is a
single storey, single family | . : 7 :
residence of approximately 1,378 |© ~~ SEG f kitchen, a family room with
ee adjoining laundry and
square feet of enclosed living as
‘Space with three bedrooms, two | Storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
bathrooms, living and dining auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in

rooms and kitchen. Ventillation is by central air-conditioning and ceiling | Closet and private bathroom,
fans.
Directions: Take Yamacraw Hill Road, to corner that takes you into

Winton Meadows, make first, left, subject property is second on left eos
side, painted lavender trimmed white. Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00

GERALD BARTLETTE ESTATES Appraisal: $129,000.00 | —-
Lot 21 - OFF COWPEN ROAD si daa iain

All that lot of land having an area
of 4,875 square feet being lot 21 of
the subdivision known as Gerald
Bartlette Estates. Located on this
property is a structure comprising
a 6-year-old single family residence
of approximately 1,004 square feet
of enclosed living space with two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, ‘
utility, dining rooms and kitchen. “ SSSA

Directions: Travelling South on Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single family
Baillou Hill Rd., turn Right onto Cowpen Rd. at the traffic light. Proceed West. | dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This includes, a
Take the second corner on the Right (Gerald Bartlette Subdivision). Subject living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two
property is the third below the hill, painted white trimmed green. bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

FAITH AVENUE & CARMICHAEL ROAD |
Lot 1B - Appraisal: $286,000.00

The property is located near the
Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road
junction. ,
The neighbourhood consists of ,.
Single Family, MultiFamily, and ¢
Commercial Business. Located
thereon is an 18 year old single
family dwelling consisting three &
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living,
dining, utility and storage rooms
and kitchen.

“FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION GONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 — E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com or

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077 — E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
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PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

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

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS



(401) Lots#17 & #18 Crown Allot-
ments, Love Hill Settlement,
Andros. Containing a two sto-
rey residence. Appraised value
$100,000.

(806) Lots#1 & #2, Block 3 witha
parcel situated between Lot #1,
Block 3, containing a 4 bedr6om
condominium - Sunset View Villas,
West Bay Street. Appraised value
$750,000.

(806) Lot#13, Block#4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and aswimming pool, #312 New
Providence bounded northwardly
by a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004 ft
eastwardly by lot #14 and 146.145
ft southwardly by a reservation for
a private road. Appraised value
$530,000.

(433) Lot#27 of Village Allotment
#14 in the Eastern District, con-
taining residence situated on
Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann’s Town Constituency,
New Providence. Property size
2,500 sqft Building size 990 sq ft
Appraised value $50,000.

(304) Lot#2, Block#8, Steward
Rd, Coral Heights East Sub-
division situated in Western
District of New Providence -approx
size 8,800 sq ft with a split level
containing 2 bed, 2 bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room. Approx size of
building 2,658 sq ft. Appraised
value: $322;752.

(902) Lot#14, Block#23 (125ft
x 80ft) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one
storey house with 2 bed,
1 bath, kitchen, living room and
2 linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.

(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150 x
150 on Queens Highway just south
of Palmetto Point with a two sto-
rey stone building containing two
apartments. Each unit has 3 bed,
2 1/2 bath, kitchen, living room
and 3 linen closets. Appraised
value $287,209.

(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island containing

a split level Mediterranean ‘style ~
home with kitchen, living room...

dining room, master bed and
bath, two guest rooms, full and
half guest bathroom on lower

(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleu-
thera Island Shores, Seaside Drive
Section B, Block #15, Eleuthera,
Bahamas. 9,691 sqft. Appraised
value $27,619.92.

(902) 0.281 acre of vacant land off
Queen's Highway in the settlement
of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera.
- Appraised value $31,320. ,

(800) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot 9A,
Freeport, Grand Bahama consist-
ing of 24,829.20sqft. Appraised value
$52,000

(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sq.
ft.) situated in Mango Lane Sec-
tion “B” Block #15, Eleuthera Island
Shores on the Island of Eleuthera.
Appraised value $50,189.

(701) Undeveloped lot #149. Sea-
fan Lane, Lucayan Beach Subdivi-
sion. Grand Bahama, 18750 sqft.
Appraised value: TBA

COMMERCIAL

BANKING CENTRE

Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles

(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder

(806) Mrs Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
PALMDALE SHOPPING
CENTRE BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-4426/9

or 242-302-3800

(201) Ms. Nicola Walker

(202) Mr. Frank Dean

(203) Mrs. Cedricka Clarke
NASSAU INT’L AIRPORT

Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss
GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

(902) Mr. Brian Hanna
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel: 242-333-2230

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda



level. Also garage and breezeway
—a gross area 4,212 sqft. Kitchen-
ette, master bedroom and bath
and front entry porch features the
upper level, gross area of 780 sqft.
Porches all around the concrete
structure which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.

(400) Property situated in Cala-
bash Bay on the Island of Andros.
75 ft x 150 ft and containing ther-
eon a small grocery store 480 sqft
and an incomplete 3 bed 2 bath
house 900 sqft. Appraised value
$65,000.

(702) Lot#20 with residential prop-
erty located Skyline Heights, N.P.
Appraised value $280,000.

(400) Lot #14 situated in the set-
tlement of Love Hill on the Island
of Andros totaling 20,000 sqft.
Property contains a two storey
5 bed, 3 bath residence. Appraised
value $185,000.

(902) Lot containing 3 bed, 2
bath residence situated in the
settlement of Governor's Har-
bour bounded northwardly by a
19ft road and running thereon
50ft eastwardly and running
thereon 100ft southwardly and
50 ft westwardly. Appraised value
$90,000. :

(902) Lot (8,000 sqft) situated
Sand’s Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex (con-
crete structure — belt course 2,529.6
sqft). Appraised value $49,414.



(105) Lot containing two storey
building. with 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath
residence, and 30 ft x 86 ft situated
Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value $235,000.

(203) Lot B - 50ft x115.73 ft situ-
ated on the north side of Shell Fish
Road, being the third lot west of
Fire Trail Road and east of Ham-
ster Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBA.

(701) Lot#16 in Block #16
in Section 3 of the Subdivi-
sion called and known as Sea
Breeze Estates situated in
_the Eastern District of New
Providence. Property con-
tains a3 bed, 2 bath residence.
“Appraised'value $277,000!"

(701) Lot of land being #11
in Block#10 on a plan of
allotments laid out by Village
Estates Limited and filed in



VACANT PROPERTIES

(402) Lot 89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive,
Bahamia West Replat Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, consist-
ing of 12,100 sqft. Appraised value
$51,000.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Baha-
mia. Section 1X Freeport, Grand
Bahama 90 ft wide along Stratford
Way and 150 ft along Stratford Court.
Appraised value $26,000.

(723) Vacant lot #20 comprising a
portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment #72 situated in Murphy
Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Appraised value $18,000.00



(724) Vacant lot #67A of Section 2
of the said Subdivision known as
“Whale Point Estates” in the vicinity
of Bottom Harbour and extending
from Whale Point to Cotton Hole in
the Northern section of the Island
of Eleuthera. Appraised value
$36,000

OFFICERS

ANDROS TOWN

Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Mrs. Rose Bethel

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders

(702) Ms. Cherelle *
Martinborough

JFK DRIVE BRANCH

Tel: 242-325-4711

(401) Mr. James Strachan

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES

SHOPPING CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO

Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Antonio Eyma

(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier

(910) Mrs. Vanessa Scott _

BIMINI BRANCH

Tel: 242-347-3031

(105) Mr. Kermit Curry

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as #142 N.P. and situated in the
Eastern District of New Provi-
dence. Property contains 3 bed,
2 bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.

(565) Lot#1018 in Golden Gates
Estates #2 Sub situated in the
Southwestern District of the island
of New Providence containing a
single storey private residence
3 bed, 2 bath: Property approx
size 6,000 sq ft. Building approx
size 2,400 sq ft. Appraised value
$173,176.

(902) Lot of land containing res-
idence in North Palmetto Point
Eleuthera. Appraised value: TBA

(902) Lot of land containing a 2
storey 7 bed/2 bath single fam-
ily residence (2,234squarefeet)
located of Queens Highway in
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Appraised

(902) Lot#31 situated at the
intersection of Albert & Victoria
Streets in Hatchet Bay contain-
ing a 2 storey concrete building
with an incomplete 2bed 1 bath
apt and store downstairs. Prop-
erty approx 2250 sqft. Appraised
value $65,000.

(902) Lot containing commer-
cial building housing a sports
bar, restaurant and a 2 storey
commercial building on Queens
Highway Tarpum Bay Eleuthera.
Value $180,000.

(808) Lot # 3 Block 24 in the
Centreville Subdivision . Build-
ing #109/Eastern side of Collins
Avenue . Comprising commercial
2,800 sq feet commercial building.
Appraised value $582,000

(108) Single Family Lot #5 Block
#5 Unit #1 Devonshire. Appraised
value TBA

(902) Lot #17 Block 7 in section “A”
of Eleuthera Island Shores Subdi-
vision Northwest of Hatchet Bay
containing a 3 bed/2 bath house.
Appraised value $99,000.00

(601) Lot #17 located Village
Allotment with fourplex — value
- $500,000

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom
2bath concrete structure located
Triana Shores Harbour Island,
Eleuthera. Property size 80’ x 120’
x 80’ 120 feet . Appraised valued at
$ 332,735.

(108) Single Family Lot #57 Blck7
# Chesapeake Subdivision (no util-
ities), Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Appraised value$18,000.

(108) Single Family Lot #5 Block
#21 Leicester County (no utilities),
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Appraised
value $6,000.

(101) Tourist Commercial Canal
Lot #71 Silver Cove Subdivision,
Freeport Grand Bahama. Appraised
value $175,000

(902) Vacant Lots #’s 5 &6 in Block3
of Club Estates Subdivision located
North of Rock Sound Eleuthera com-
prising of 1.48 acres. Appraised value
$55,000.00

(902) Vacant lot of land situated
in South Palmetto Point Eleuthera
measuring 97x127x82x121.
Appraised value $38,000.00

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Tel: 242-394-3560

(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon

(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson

(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis

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Tel: 242-393-3097

(601) Mrs. Anastacia Knowles

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Tel: 242-322-2451/3

(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

(303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh

(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson

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(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
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Cabinet.

The Fresh Creek, Andros
property continues to be a
millstone around the neck of
the Government, Hotel Cor-
poration and Bahamian tax-
payers, losing on average
between $40,000-$50,000 per
month. Over a year, that
translates into between
$480,000 to $600,000.

Brent Symonette, the
Deputy Prime Minister, pre-
viously told the Tribune that
the recommended applica-
tion by an investor group he
did not name was considered
by the Hotel Corporation
and its Board as the most
suitable one to date.

He confirmed the Gov-
ernment was in the process
of selling the Lighthouse

10,000 ASUE

From: February-November

Legit and Reliable
Contracts Provided
Weekly

$62.50 a week = $2,500.00
$125.00 a week = $5,000.00
$187.50 a week = $7,500.00
$250.00 a week = $10,000.00
Monthly

$250.00 a month = $2,000.00
$500.00 a month = $5,000.00
$750.00 a month = $7,500.00
$1,000.00 a month = $10,000.00

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Yacht Club and Marina,
having so far looked at sev-
eral applications to purchase
the club.

The Lighthouse Yacht
Club and Marina sits amid
4,400 acres of land in Andros
that is also owned by the
Hotel Corporation, making
the resort a potentially valu-
able real estate development
site. The property includes
a 20-slip marina, beach
frontage, a 20-room hotel,
employs 25 persons and
occupies some 12 acres of
land.

Its average occupancy is
usually around 35 per cent,
and the Lighthouse Yacht
Club and Marina has been
an acknowledged loss maker
for the Hotel Corporation
for years.

A tour by the Corpora-
tion’s Board last year noted
that the resort’s roofs need-
ed replacing, there were
leaks in water lines and,air
conditioning malfunctions,
and electrical failures at the
marina.

As at December 31, 2004,
the appraised value of the
Lighthouse Yacht Club and
Marina’s buildings was
pegged at $2.314 million,
with the land valued at
$400,000 and furniture, fix-
tures and equipment valued
at $528,173. Yet allowing for
depreciation, the net book
value of the resort’s build-
ings was reduced to $1.547
million.

The wisdom of the Gov-
ernment existing the hotel

business is confirmed by the
Hotel Corporation’s annual
accounts, the most recent
available being for 2004,
which showed that through
its sustained annual losses it
had cost the Government
and Bahamian taxpayer
some $286 million over 30-
years.

For the year to December
31, 2004, the Hotel Corpo-
ration fell to an $11.821 mil-
lion net loss, which still rep-
resented an improvement on
the previous year’s $16.776
million loss. For 2004, the
operating loss improved to
$968,582, compared to the
previous year’s $6.575 mil-
lion.
The accounts tabled by Mr
Symonette revealed that for
the financial years 2002,
2001, and 2000, the Hotel
Corporation had produced
net losses of $12.08 million,
$7.889 million and $2.259
million.

This is likely to prompt
many Bahamians to wonder
what useful purpose is
served by the Hotel Corpo-
ration’s continued existence,
especially once the Light-
house Yacht Club and Mari-
na is sold, since then it will
no longer own any resorts.
It still, though, owns some
3,000 acres of land in
Eleuthera that continues to
interest developers, and both
the former PLP administra-
tion and the current one
have talked about convert-
ing it into a Tourism Devel-
opment Corporation. ,

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas
and Residential Projec

positions:

Limited. the developers of the Royal Island Resort
, Just off North Eleuthera wish to fill the following

Project Superintendent of Site Infrastructure

This position will oversee the construction efforts of the underground
infrastructure systems for Royal Island. These systems include: electrical,

mechanical.
sanitary utilities.

Responsibilities & duties include the following:

plumbing, communications, gas distribution, water, and

Effective coordination for installation of underground utilities within the
various components of the development.
Coordinate activities with other contractors and suppliers.

Monitor schedule with General Superintendent and Project Scheduler.
Coordinate inspections.

Supervise contractors and their performance.
Participate in weekly construction meetings.
Prepare daily construction reports.

Maintain jobsite safety.

Qualifications and Experience:

The individual must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of trade
experience in the underground infrastructure occupations. Candidate
must have experience in working with design consultants, architects. and
engineers in the industry. Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership
and excellent communication skills.

Project Manager - Residential Development

This position will oversee the design. development and construction
efforts related to the Residential Build-out of Royal Island. The successful
candidate will manage both the schedule an
this project and coordinate the design and construction consulting and

contracting firms.

Qualifications and Experience:
The individual must have a minimum of fifteen years of senior
management experience In the design. construction and development
on long term residential construction projects. This candidate must have
experience in working with design consultants, architects, and engineers

in the industry.

budget associated with

Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills and possess a
Masters Degree in Construction Engineering or similar.

The successful candidates will be required to reside at Eleuthera.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover letter to:

Fax to: (954) 745-4399
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Email to:aileen.miller@royalislandbahamas.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their interest.
however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.





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FROM page one

golf course, oceanfront lots and
several valuable tracts of land.
The dispute erupted in Feb-

ruary 2004, with Mr Schmill’s -

much-publicised attempt to
reclaim the Great Harbour
Cay property from the Fender
family, whose members
accounted for most of the
defendants in the action.

Referring to the substantive
issues in the dispute, Dame
Joan Sawyer said it boiled
down to whether Mega Man-
agement had the right “to be in
possession of a large portion
of valuable property in Great
Harbour Cay, one of the Berry
Islands”.

Mega Management had sued
the Fenders, Southward Ven-
tures Depository Trust, Pen-
telle Investments, and Pristine
Resorts for possession of these
properties through a 10-year
lease, which it alleged was exe-
cuted in 2000 at $7,000 a
month.

Dame Joan recalled that the
trustees for Southward Ven-
tures Depository Trust granted
the lease originally to Mega
Mangement. That agreement
was allegedly for Mega Man-
agement to manage the resort
properties as a prelude to their
purchase in a $15 million deal.

Under the sales agreement,
the Court of Appeal judge-
ment recorded, the land con-
veyances and share certificates
- for Pentelle Investments and
Pristine Resorts - were given to
Bahamian attorney E. Dawson
Roberts to be held in escrow
pending payment of the pur-
chase price.

Any default would see these
documents returned to the
Fenders, something Dame
Joan said was still “a live
issue”. She added: “There is a
dispute as to whether there
was a default and as to
whether the escrow documents
were handed over to the pur-
chasers.”

Dame Joan wrote: “[Mega
Management’s] case is that it is

$15 million resort investors
lose ‘security for costs’ appeal

controlled by Mr Mana. The
lease was given to [Mega Man-
agement] to facilitate Mr Man-
a’s occupation of the property
pending completion of the sale.

“(Mega Management] failed
to pay outgoings in connection
with the lease totalling $1 mil-
lion. On the basis of that
breach, the Fenders re-entered
the property. Justice Thomp-
son heard an ex-parte applica-
tion and granted an injunction
[to Mega Management] which
was extended at an inter-partes
hearing.”

Pentelle Investments was
subsequently named in a later
document as the Great Har-
-bour Cay resort’s owner,
adopting the terms of the lease
originally agreed with Mega
Management, with Pristine

Resorts named as landlord.

Eventually, on October 9,
2001, Southward Ventures
Depository Trust sold the land
to Pentelle Investments.

This first prompted Mega
Management to file its writ.

Following the injunctions
granted by Justice Thompson,
the Fenders’ attorney wrote to
Mega Management on June
15, 2005, requesting security
for costs. The judge ordered
that the company pay
$100,000, either as a bond or
cash, on March 2, 2006,
although no timeframe for
compliance was set.

While Mega Management
transferred $100,000 to the
account of its current attorney,
Damien Gomez, in the week
of March 20, 2006, it then
instructed him to pay the secu-
rity for costs as a bond, rather
than use this sum.

Then, before the bond was
posted, a dispute arose
between Mega Management
and its attorneys over the fees
the latter were owed for work
already done.

not be extended.......

The May 18, 2006, ‘unless’
order gave Mega Management
30 days to comply with the
security for costs order. The
security for costs was only paid
into court on June. 21, 2006, a
delay attributed by Mr Gomez
to difficulties in contacting his
Israeli clients and “the fact that
the Head Office of Royal
Bank of Canada, which had
earlier agreed to issue a bond
for that purpose, had subse-
quently added the further con-
dition that counsel for the
appellant should guarantee the
bank’s commitment under such
bond”.

Mega Management’s attor-
neys argued that the non-com-
pliance with the ‘unless’ order
was not deliberate, but due in
part to the distance between
the Bahamas and Mega Man-
agement’s principals.

Dame Joan noted in her
judgement that when Mega
Management first filed its writ
in 2004, the lease had six years
to run, and when the ‘unless’
order was made, less than half
its tenure was left.

“Those thoughts then led me
to consider what the effect of
extending the time and allow-
ing the action by the appellants
to continue to trial would have
on the Fenders as well as the
community of Great Harbour
Cay which, it was said, is suf-
fering great hardship because
of the alleged failures of [Mega
Management] to observe. its
covenants in that lease,” Dame
Joan ruled.

“IT cannot say that the
learned Judge erred in princi-
ple or made any mistake as to
material facts in coming to the
conclusion that the time should

The Fenders were repre-
sented by Brian Simms,
head of litigation at Lennox
Paton.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 9B

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FROM page one

This was confirmed by anoth-
er source with inside knowledge
of the BORCO sales process.
They said: “My contacts tell me
that the Government has estab-
lished a position, a position on
the Stamp Duty, and put it to
the parties. | know the Gov-
ernment’s position is estab-
lished.”

First Reserve remains in pole
position to purchase BORCO,
though, the difficulty for any
other bidders. being the exis-
tence of a signed sales agree-
ment, which makes it difficult
for them to force their way into
the action.

The source confirmed: “The
concern for any other bidder
would be that First Reserve has
a: previous position with the sell-
ers. They have established an
agreement that may need to be
extended.”

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, confirmed to
The Tribune yesterday that the
Government had spoken with
First Reserve and
BORCO/PDVSA on the Stamp
Tax issue, detailing the amount
the Ministry of Finance felt was
payable to the Treasury.

Hinting that there were dif-
ferences between the Govern-
ment and the parties involved in
the BORCO transaction, Mr
Laing said: “No negotiations
have been taking place on this

issue. We have made an assess- °

ment on what the amount of
Stamp Tax payable is, and that’s
where it stands.

“We've spoken to them
about the Stamp Tax issue to
the extent they have a view on
and we have a view on it.

“We have made an assess-
ment on what Stamp Tax is due
on the transaction. It’s always
understandable that businesses
want to limit their tax liabili-
ties, but our tax assessments are
based on law.”

Mr Laing said that in situa-
tions such as the BORCO sale,
the two parties involved could
decide to pay the Stamp Tax
jointly, or one side could
assume the entire liability.

The Tribune was told that
Ehurd Cunningham, secretary
for revenue in the Ministry of
Finance, had been one of the
key figures on the Government
side in talks over the BORCO
transaction.

When contacted by this news-
paper on the situation yester-
day, Mr Cunningham said: “I













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BORCO deal

am not able to make any com-
ment on that at all.”

The former PLP administra-
tion introduced a 4 per cent
Stamp Tax on the assets of all
Bahamian companies sold in
mergers and acquisitions in its
2005-2006 Budget, believing the
move would enhance govern-
ment revenues, plug loopholes
relating to land and property
sales, and create an equitable
tax structure.

Cash, investment securities

‘ held and bank deposits are

exempt from the 4 per cent levy,
but taxable assets include equip-
ment, plant,.receivables and
goodwill.

Prior to the 4 per cent levy’s
introduction, when a Bahamas-
based business was sold, Stamp
Duty was only payable on land
and real estate assets involved
at the normal 10 per cent rate.
That 10 per cent rate on real
estate still applies.

When the 4 per cent Stamp
Duty was introduced it sparked
a flurry of concerns from
accountants and the business
community, who felt it did not
take into account the financial
health of the companies and
should be levied net of liabili-
ties.

Others pointed out that the 4
per cent Stamp Duty’s imple-
mentation would raise transac-
tion costs in the Bahamas, and
effectively acted as a tax on

‘commercial transactions.

Most large mergers and
acquisitions were financed by
various forms of debt financ-
ing, the buyers having only min-
imal equity, and the 4 per cent
Stamp Duty meant they would
a.so have to find the extra
wherewithal to pay government
taxes - something that might act
as a ‘deal breaker’ and ‘deal
killer’.

First Reserve has offices in
London, Houston and Con-
necticut. The 25 year-old com-
pany, backed by institutional
investors such as pension funds,
endowments and foundations,
invests exclusively in the energy
industry but was said not to
have been among the initial bid-
ders for BORCO when it was
put up for sale by PDVSA, the
state-owned Venezuelan oil
company.

It is unclear what the BOR-
CO purchase price is, although

The Tribune has heard multi- .

ple figures - $600-$700 million,
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billion. —

It seems likely that PDVSA
would receive between $600-
$700 million, with any higher
amount earmarked for upgrad-
ing and expanding BORCO’s
existing oil storage facilities and
infrastructure.

There is little prospect of
First Reserve restarting BOR-
CO’s oil refining capabilities,
which were ‘mothballed’ in the
mid-1980s when PDVSA took
over the company completely
by purchasing Chevron’s 50 per
centstake. ~

The refinery had been closed
in 1985 amid a global oil supply
gut, and a $2 billion investment
was estimated as being required
to restart refining with capacity
for 500,000 barrels of oil per
day.

Instead, sources have sug-
gested that First Reserve will
be more interested in expanding
BORCO’s existing storage and
bunkering capacity by adding
more tanks, exploiting the 208
acres of the company’s 500-acre
site that have never been devel-
oped.

BORCO currently has stor-
age capacity for about 20 mil-
lion barrels, PDVSA having.
invested $40 million in 2001 to
upgrade and repair its 73 tanks.

The BORCO complex also
features two jetties and six deep
sea berths, the facility acting as
a ‘break bulk’ destination,
where large oil shipments are
broken down into smaller con-
signments for onward delivery.

The company employs about
105 Grand Bahama-based staff,
plus another 50 contractors. It
pays about $1 million per
annum to lease the seabed from
the Government.

First Reserve’s latest fund for
energy investing closed in July
2006 after raising $7.8 billion.
Since 1992, it has completed 60
business purchases, investing
$3.5 billion of equity in trans-
actions that have a total cumu-
lative value of $10 billion.

According to the company’s
website, it targets investments
of between $100 million to $500
million in energy companies
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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MERLINE MOCOMBE of PRISON
END, DEAD CAT ALLEY, P.O. BOX-SS 5951, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES

ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

SANDBACH COMPANY LIMITE

In Voluntary liquidation :

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
SANDBACH COMPANY LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 4th day of December, 2007.

LUIS PINEYRUA PITTALUGA
Juncal 1305, Office 2201,
Montevideo, Uruguay
Liquidator

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THE year 2007 stood out
as the second worst on record
for delayed, diverted, and
canceled arriving flights at
Logan International Airport
and other airports nation-
wide, according to federal
data released Tuesday.

Only 69.68 percent of
Logan’s flights and 73.42 per-
cent of the nation’s arrived
on time last year, according

‘to the Department of Trans-

portation. Performance fared
worse only in 2000, when the
on-time arrival rate reached
65.54 percent at Logan and
72.59 percent nationwide. _

On-time arrival rates have
slipped every year since 2002,
as more planes took to the
skies nationally and late-
arriving aircraft sent delays
rippling throughout the net-
work. Aviation analysts don’t
expect conditions to improve
soon.

” Air travel is now mass
transit” rather than an elite
mode of transportation, said

Calyon Securities analyst Ray
Neidl. *Most complaints are
still due to late flights, and
the government is probably
more to blame than the air-
lines” because it hasn’t
upgraded the antiquated air
traffic control system.

The government has been
trying to modernize the
nation’s air traffic control
system, which determines
how many planes can safely
fly through the sky at once,
by switching to a cutting-edge
satellite navigation system
that can help ease delays. *

A Federal Aviation
Administration spokesman
declined to comment on air
traffic control and referred
questions to the Bureau of
Transportation Statistics,
which compiles the airline
data. The bureau spokesman
pointed to data showing
weather caused 34 percent to
45 percent of the nation’s
delayed flights last year.

The Massachusetts Port
Authority, which runs Logan,
also blamed Mother Nature
for its worsening perfor-
mance. Last December, 64.2
percent of the airport’s flights














PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, DENISE SHARELINE COX of
the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, intend to
change my name to JANET DENISE SHARELINE COX. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.












Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
~ ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WINDSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
WINDSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 5th day of Febru-
ary, 2008.

STEPHEN WHALE
Harbour Reach
Rue De Carteret, St. Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
Liquidator

High Potential Income Producing
Properties (approx.2 acres each) located
on both sides of the only road
heading into eight mile rock from
Freeport (on the boundary), $500,000
each or $950,000 for both.
Contact Tel: 357-8840 or 427-0205

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHEN GODFREY DICKSON
of WEST BAY STREET, CB-12724, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 31ST day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
‘Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN H. BAKER of 9A CAVE
POINT, P.O. BOX-SS 4447, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from

| the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas. ‘



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that DOROTHY P. BAKER of 9A
CAVE POINT, P.O. BOX-N 4447, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registrationmaturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



arrived on time - down from
76.3 percent in December
2006 - and 67.7 percent of
flights departed on time -
falling from 78.5 percent of
departing flights in the same
month the prior year. *
”December 2007 was the
second snowiest December
on record,” Massport
spokesman Richard Walsh
said. It’s also important to
note that last winter, Boston
Logan did not receive its first
snowfall until February.”

Annual

As for Logan’s annual slip-
page, Walsh added, ”Boston
Logan mimics the nation, and
delays have increased nation-
ally. At Logan, our airspace
is connected through New
York, the most congested air-
space in the nation.”

But Logan’s cancellation
rate ran slightly ahead of the
nation’s. At the Boston air-
port, 3.36 percent of flights
were canceled last year, rising
from 2.54 percent the year
before, according to federal
data. Nationally, 2.16 percent
of flights were scratched in
2007, up from 1.71 percent in
2006.

Among them was Neil
Bergquist’s Boston-to-Mil-
waukee flight on Midwest
Express Airlines to spend
Christmas with his parents.

waukee airport, he rebooked
on a United Airlines flight

. headed for Chicago’s O’Hare

International Airport.

*It took me over 48 hours
from the time I was expected
to get there to the time I
actually got there,” said the
29-year-old Brighton resi-
dent. Bergquist was lucky.

Flights last year on average
ran 80 percent full, leaving
little room to accommodate
last-minute passengers,
including ones who missed
their connecting flights or got
bumped. Nationally, airlines
bumped 1.12 passengers per
10,000 in 2007, up from 1 per
10,000 in 2006 - rates analysts
say are low.

Still, upset customers aren’t
keeping quiet. Last year, they
filed 13,168 complaints with
the government about airline
service, up 58.2 percent from
the prior year.

The grievances can encom-
pass anything from flight
delays to lost luggage.
Reports of mishandled bags
remained low but nudged up
a bit last year to 7.03 reports
per 1,000 passengers, com-
pared to 6.73 reports per
1,000 passengers in 2006.

*It won’t get better” this
year, predicted Michael
Boyd, the president of the
Boyd Group Inc., an airline
consultancy in Evergreen,
Colo., ’because the FAA has





Because fog closed the Mil- _ no real solutions in the mix.”

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, JADEN ANTONIO LEKO
ADDERLEY of Western District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
intend to change my name to JADEN ANTONIO LEKO ROKER. If
there are any objections to this changé of name by Deed Poll,
you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days
after the date of publication of this notice.











DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
NEEDED FOR
ESTABLISHED OUT-ISLAND RESORT

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
MUST POSSESS:

Minimum 10 years documented experience as a

director in similar operation.

Minimum 5 years Caribbean experience.

Must be a certified Engineering Operation Executive

1st Class A/C and Boilers Engineering License.

Refrigeration License

Experience in the design and implementation of a

comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

Knowledge of Single Phase/3 Phase Electrical.

Full knowledge of stand-alone generator.

10. Scheduling of staff

11. Accounting/Billing Skill.

12. Computer Fluency.

13. Reading of As-Built Drawing, Architectural
Plans and Electrical Diagrams.

@ompensation is commensurate with experience, but
does include excellent salary, housing, and vehicle.

SUBMIT CV WITH REFERENCES NO LATER THAN FEB.14 TO:
Director oF ENGINEERING, P.O. Box N4829, Nassau, BAHAMAS.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALIOS PIERRE of SEA BREEZE,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,

should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 31ST day of January, 2008 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYNALD OLIBRICE of
P.O. Box AB-20779, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31ST day of
JANUARY 2008 to the Minister eeponee for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LELAWATTEE MANOO-
RAHMING of SOUTH OCEAN, P.O. BOX-CB 11678, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 13B



BTC launches

digital voice
net

B By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company (BTC)
has launched digital voice mail
for its residential and small
business customers, aiming to
provide them with the conve-
nience of moving away from
traditional answering
machines.

Marlon Johnson, BTC’s
vice-president for marketing,
sales and business develop-
ment, said: “Voicemail pro-
vides 6ur customers with the
flexibility to check their mes-
sages while away from their
homes or offices.”

He added that “customers
do not need to have any fur-
ther devices, equipment which
they would have to set or
reset. The voicemail is opera-
tional even if the telephone
device itself becomes faulty”.

Mr Johnson told The Tri-










PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, VENISE
MARIA VERCINA of PO. Box N-10647, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to VENISE
MARIA NORALUS. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-
742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.

bune that BTC was always
looking at ways to increase
customer options.

He said that while the com-
pany always sought to max-
imise revenue streams, the
voicemail addition was minor
and really designed to add val-
ue to the customer experi-
ence.

“It will only be a small rev-
enue increase,” he explained.

Voicemail is now available
at $3 for residential customers
and $4 for small office cus-
tomers. Activation fees are
free until the end of March
2008, and all customers that
sign up for Voicemail before
June 30, 2008, will receive one
month free after 60 days of
service.

The voicemail service will
be available for customers in
Grand Bahama and the
remaining Family Islands in
the next few months.

The tagline for the promo-
tion is: Did you get the mes-
sage? ,







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1.71 0.75 Abaco Markets. 1.71 1.71 0.00 0.157 0.000 10.8

11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9

9.68 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.612 0.260 15.7

0.85 0.80 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 4.5

3.74 1.85 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7

2.70 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0.040 44.8

12.64 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.64 12.64 0.00 1.030 0.240 12.3

3.15 2.00 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.3

8.50 4.43 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.82 7-82 0.00 0.428 0.260 18.3

7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.97 4.65 -0.32 0.129 0.052 38.4

2.60 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.00 2,000 0.316 0.020 7.8

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VERNMENT NOTI

THE TRIBUNE
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Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND HOUSING

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the post of District
Superintendent, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

(i) A Bachelor’s degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

(ii) A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience;

(iii) A minimum of at least three years excellent administrative experience as a
Principal or Vice Principal preferably at both primary and secondary schools;

The successful candidates will be expected to:

(i) serve’as the chief administrator of the school district and the principal advisor on
district matters to the Ministry of Education; ;

(ii) ensure that all aspects of the school district operations comply with Ministry of
_ _Education’s policies and regulations,

(iii) have a high level of administrative competence, interpersonal, organizational and
communication skills and be a strong team motivator;

(iv) be committed to improving the quality of education, evaluating student progress and
creating a conducive learning environment in district schools;

Specific duties of the post include:

(i) advising school administrators on all aspects of school organization, administration
and supervision; ,

(ii) evaluating district needs and recommending an action plan, inclusive of goals,
objectives and priorities to the Ministry of Education;

(iii) ensuring implementation of all Ministry of Education approved curriculum and
inclusion of mandated programme mes and assessment procedures;

(iv) overseeing school facility management, the maintenance of the physical plant and
ensuring the efficient use of district resources in the daily operations of schools.

(iv) organizing further educational programme mes by liaising with tertiary institutions at
home and abroad;

(v) facilitating purchase, delivery and distribution of supplies and equipment;

(vi) liaising with relevant persons to ensure efficient and effective management of the
District.

(vii) co-ordinating professional development of staff, evaluating staff performance and

developing guidelines for improved monitoring of instructional programme mes.
¢

The salary of the post is in Scale SED1 - $43,800 x 700 - $50,800 per annum.

ervesrrne tee Oy

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish-to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject ‘to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that. they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY. OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the position of Principal
Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture for the. beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution,
e A minimum of ten (10) years successful teaching experience,

e Training and post graduate training in school administration and supervision,

e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal Grade ‘A’ Secondary school .

The successful candidates will:

e be required to assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities.

e be committed to the philosophy of education; *

e possess evidence of leadership ability;

e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

© be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

student development;

s

e bea team player

Specific duties of the post include:

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e managing students behaviour;

e supervising curriculum development;

° providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

e promoting academic and professional development of staff
e budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e scheduling internal and external examinations,

e co-coordinating special programme s;

© promoting a productive relationship among teachers, parents and the wider community.

The salary of the post is in Scale S] - $41,800 x 700 - $48,800 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

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Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the éxercise. Le

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, .

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service’ Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position
of Principal, Grade ‘A’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

e A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience.

e A minimum of three years experience as Vice Principal Grade ‘A’ Primary or Grade ‘B’
Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with particular emphasis
on promoting and supervising activities. :

e be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centered learning environment;

e work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

e have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

e have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures;

Specific duties of the post include:

@ leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
activities;

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

e communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school; :

e establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

e supervising instructional programmes of the school ensuring that they address students
needs, interests and skill levels;

e overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale $2 - $39,800 x 700 - $46,800 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in, their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department sO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

MM

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL CENTRAL SECONDARY (FAMILY ISLAND)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the post of Principal
Central Secondary, (Family Island), in the Department of Education, Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post:
(1) A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
(2) A minimum of ten (10) years teaching experience;
(3) Training and post graduate training in school administration and supervision,

(4) A minimum of three (3) years experience at the level of Senior Assistant or higher at a
Secondary School.

The successful candidate will:

e be fata: to assume professional and administrative leadership of the
school, with particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities;

e be committed to the philosophy of education;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and
techniques which contribute to student development; and P

e bea team player.
Specific duties of the post include:
“* organizing and supervising schedules;
“* managing students behaviour;
** supervising curriculum development,
“* providing clinical supervision of teachers;

“> evaluating the performance of support staff;

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¢* budgetary planning and resource allocation;

“* scheduling internal and external examinations;

** co-ordinating special programmes; and

* promoting a productive relationship among teachers,
parents and the wider community.

The salary of the post is in Scale S3 - $38,500 x 700 - $44,800 per annum. .

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result

in their disqualification from the exercise. '
s

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘B’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT-OF EDUCATION) '
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians t iti inci
: 0 fill the position of Principal, Grade ‘B’
Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Educati (
y School, ; cation, Youth, S
the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year. . : : amar:

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
e¢ Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience
e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School or

e Aminimum o i i : ‘ :
Schosl oe f three years experience as a Senior Master/Mistress of a Grade ‘A’ Primary

e A minimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will:

e be required to assume professional and administrati i i
¢ U C tative leadership of the sch
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities, : ee

° be committed to the philosophy of education;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
° possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

° be knowled ilizi Se Ns ;
mn Sea decenee capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

e bea team player

e be expected to work on the Family Islands.

Specific duties of the post include:

° organizing and supervising schedules; . -

® supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;
® managing student behaviour:

¢ supervising curriculum development;

® providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff:

° initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.
The salary of the post is in scale S4 - $37,800 x 700 - $44,100 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of

academic qualifications, experience and positi i i i
‘ mic ! positions held, to their letter. Failure to
in their disqualification from the exercise, ee ee

Successful candidates are Subject to posting th h
oe p g throughout The Commonwealth of The

Applicants must submit letters of interest and su i i

' pporting documents through their Head of
Department so. that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
NEW PROVIDENCE
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the position of Vice
Principal, Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post
e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;

e A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience;

e A minimum of three years administrative experience:as a Senior Master/Mistress in a Grade
‘A’ Secondary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;
e becommitted to the philosophy of education;

* possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to
student development; ;

e bea team player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the principal in the following
arees: ‘

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;
e supervising curriculum development;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

© promoting academic and professional development of staff;

e budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e scheduling internal and external examinations;

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The salary of the post is in scale S4 $37,800 X 700 - $44,100 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide

same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The

Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill -
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
‘ MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Vice Principal, Grade ‘A’ Primary School in the Department of Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution.
e A minimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience

.e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School or

© A minimum of three years experience as a Senior Master/Mistress of a Grade ‘A’ Primary
School or ;

e A minimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

e becommitted to the philosophy of education;

¢ possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to
student development;

e bea team player;

e be expected to work on the Family Islands.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following
areas:

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e supervising the implementation of programmes to prove students’ performance/outcome;
e managing student behaviour;

e supervising curriculum development;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;
e initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.
The salary of the post is in scale S5 - $36,400 X 700 - $42,700 per eaaant
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant ~
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to
provide same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas,

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘C’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
‘(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Principal, Grade ‘C’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

1

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved i
institution;

e A minimum of seven years successful teaching experience.

e Aminimum of 3 years experience as a Vice Principal Grade ‘C’ Primary, Principal of
Grade ‘D’ Primary School or Senior Master/Mistress Grade ‘B’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will: |

e be required to assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with | ,
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities. LY

e be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures »
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centered learning environment,

e work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

e have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

e have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures; ;

Specific duties of the post include:

e leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
’ activities;

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

e communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school;

e establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for .
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

® supervising instructional programmes of the school, ensuring that they address students’
needs, interests and skill levels;

e Overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale S6 - $35,700 x 700 - $42,000 per annum.



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GOVERNMENT NOTICES / PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department SO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
VACANCY FOR SENIOR MASTER/SENIOR MISTRESS
GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Senior Master/Mistress Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

e A minimum of seven years successful teaching experience;

e A minimum of two years experience at the level of Administrator, Level I: Head of
Department, Grade Level Head. ;

; ., Successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the school’s administrative team in instructional and administrative leadership
e possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute

es to student development;

e bea team player.

val Specific duties of the post include:

e assisting with designing, developing and supervising the implementation of programmes
to improve student performance/outcome;

e assisting with supervising curriculum development;
e assisting with the managing of student behaviour;

e assisting with the clinical supervision of teachers;

cok e assisting with evaluating the performance of teaching and support staff;

e coordinating special activities;

e assisting with the scheduling of internal and external examinations.

iu

The salary of the post is in Scale $6 $35,700 x 700 - $42,000 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

<<" Tpterested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
-“““they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant

“ proof of academic’ qualifications, éxperiétce and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide

# same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

rt

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. ,

' Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of

: Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill _

: Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

& : Secretary

' Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL

CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

| | Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position

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of Vice Principal, Central Secondary School, Family Island, Department of Education,
: Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic
year.

Requirements for the post:

e ABachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
e Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience;

© A minimum of three years administrative experience as a Seni i i
en y pe! Senior Me Mietes in a Central

| Successful candidates will be expected to:

le assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;
@ be committed to the philosophy of education;
/@ possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

;® be knowledgeable and capable of utilizi i i i
ae oe capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

,e beateam player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following

; .® organizing and supervising schedules;

je supervising the implementation of programmes to improve students performance/outcome;
‘© managing student behaviour;

® supervising curriculum development;

; © providing clinical supervision of teachers;

¢ evaluating the performance of support staff:

® promoting academic and professional development of staff;

| @ budgetary planning and resource allocation;

, © scheduling internal and external examinations;

, © Promoting and coordinating special programme mes

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The salary of the post is in scale S6 $35,700 X 700 - $42,000 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant

, proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide

, Same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. :

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘B’
PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION).
MINISTRY OF YOUTH, SPORTS AND HOUSING

Lette.s of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of

« Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution; :

e Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience;
e A minimum of two years administrative experience as a Senior Master/Mistress in a
Grade ‘C’ Primary School; ‘
or
‘e A minimum of two years administrative experience as a Principal, Grade ‘D’ School .
The successful candidate will be expected to:
e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

e possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills; —

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute
to student development;

e bea team player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the
following areas:

© organizing and supervising schedules, assignments, records, and procedures;

e designing, developing and supervising the implementation of programme mes to improve
students’ performance/outcome; .

e supervising curriculum development;

e managing student behaviour;

e providing assistance and guidance to Levels I & II Administrators;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

e. budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e coordinating special activities;

e scheduling internal and external examinations.
The salary of the post is in scale S6 -$35,700 x 700 -.$42,000 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads.of Departments.
Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.
Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. ;
Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of

Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
’

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘D’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Principal Grade ‘D’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution; °

e A minimum of seven years teaching experience;

e Aminimum of three years experience at the level of Senior Master/Mistress Grades ‘B’,
‘C’, or ‘D* Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

¢ be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centred learning environment;

® work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

® have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

© have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures;

Specific duties of the post include:

e leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
activities; :

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

‘© communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school;

® establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

© supervising instructional programmes of the school ensuring that they address students
needs, interests and skill levels;

e Overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale S9 - $31,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments,



Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result
in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary; Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission :

VACANCY FOR SENIOR MASTER/MISTRESS
GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Senior Master/Mistress, Grade ‘A’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year .

‘Requirements for the post
e ABachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;
e Aminimum of seven (7) years teaching experience;

e A minimum of two years experience at the level of Administrator, Level 1, Team Leader
or Grade Level Head, Principal/Vice Principal Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

Successful candidates will be expected to:
e. assist the school’s administrative team in instructional and administrative leadership;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute -
to student development; ‘

e bea team player. $
Specific duties of the post include:

e assisting with the designing, developing and supervising of the implementation of
programmes to improve student performance/outcome;

e assisting with supervising curriculum development;

e assisting with the management of student behaviour;

e assisting with clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of teaching and support staff;

e assisting with the coordination of special activities;

e assisting with the scheduling of internal and external examinations,

The salary of the post is in Scale $9 $31,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
_wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
* academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result

in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit lettersof interest, and ‘supporting documents ‘through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15. February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘C’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from Suitably qualified Bahamians tg fill the position of Vice

Principal Grdde ‘C’ Primary School, in the Department of Educati eg :
, on, Mini f Ed
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year. Pt ae ee

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution,
¢ Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience,

e Aminimum of thre ; inistrati i ; ‘
Leader or Year te e years administrative experience as Senior Master/Mistress, Team

.¢ Aminimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘D’ Primary School.
The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

¢ be committed to the philosophy of education;

° possess evidence of leadership ability;

© possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeabl ilizi : : ‘
"student develop ene capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which.contribute to

e beateam player

© be expected to work on the Family Islands.

at ati duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following

© organizing and supervising schedules;

: . . . ,
® supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;

e managing stident behaviour;
© supervising curriculum development;
e providing clinical supervision of teachers;
¢ evaluating the performance of support staff:
° initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.

The salary of the post is in Scale $9 - $3 1,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
: ae

Applicants must submit letters of interest and su ing d ir Hea

pporting documents through their Head of
Department sO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 17B

Key West wary on Cuba return

@ By MIKE WILLIAMS
Cox News Service _

KEY WEST, Florida — For
decades tour guides have suc-
cessfully hyped this town’s
close proximity and historic
ties to Cuba, playing up the
Cuban cigar factories that once
thrived here, author Ernest
Hemingway’s fascination with
both islands and a shared his-
tory of fishing, rum-running
and other tropical pursuits.

But now Key West’s much-
ballyhooed connection with
Cuba has some folks worried.

With Cuban dictator Fidel
Castro ailing and a United
States presidential election
looming, many speculate that
change, perhaps dramatic,
might soon surface in the half-
century old standoff between
the US and communist Cuba.

“Americans are going to be
so curious and are going to
want to go to Cuba,” said
Harold Wheeler, head of the

Monroe County Tourist:

Development Council. “I don’t
see it'as a threat but you have
to be prepared and have a plan
available to offset any potential
negative impacts.”

Should Cuba undergo radi-
cal, rapid change, Key West
could see anything from a
chaotic influx of Cuban-Amer-
icans hoping to make their way
by boat to Cuba to a sudden
drop in vital tourist bookings
as Americans flock to the long-
forbidden island, forgoing
more familiar domestic desti-
nations.

A 2002 study by the Univer-
sity of Colorado projected that
up to one million Americans
would visit Cuba in the first
year should the island open to
the United States with the
numbers leaping to some three
million within five years.
Another study found one in
five Florida tourists surveyed
in 2002 would choose Cuba
over Florida as a vacation des-
tination.

For now, though, those sur-
veys are simply speculation.

‘Sidelined by a long recuper-

ation from a mysterious stom-

ach ailment, Fidel Castro still
seems to exercise large influ-
ence in Cuba. His brother,

Raul, who has stepped in as
temporary leader, remains
committed to socialism, but has
spoken of economic reform
and a willingness to warm the
island’s currently frosty rela-
tions with the US.

A new American president
in 2009 will not guarantee any
change in the nearly five-
decade-old US embargo
against. Cuba. Some believe a
new Democratic administra-
tion might relax the restrictions
on travel to Cuba by US citi-
zens, although nothing is cer-
tain.

During the Clinton admin-
istration in the 1990s, Ameri-
cans were allowed to visit
Cuba on cultural and educa-
tional exchange trips, and tens
of thousands took advantage
of the opportunity.

Exchanges

But those exchanges were
severely curtailed by President
Bush, and in recent years a
handful of Americans who
have traveled without a US
license to visit Cuba have been
fined. Bush also cut back on
Cuban-American visits to the
island, allowing only one trip
every three years instead of

annual visits.

Miami’s politically powerful

Cuban-American lobby has ~

long supported the restrictions,
arguing that American tourist
dollars help prop up Castro’s
repressive regime.

But government officials
have not been sitting on their
hands waiting to see what hap-
pens in Cuba. Stung by chaos
during the 1980 Mariel boatlift,
when 125,000 refugees fled the
Cuban port near Havana and
overwhelmed South Florida’s
marinas and social service
agencies, federal, state and
local agencies have drawn up
elaborate plans to deal with a
sudden Cuba opening.

The US Coast Guard would
step up patrols across the
Straits of Florida, while law
enforcement officials on land
would increase traffic controls
and regulate access to marinas.

The Keys, meanwhile, would:

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pose of assuring American
tourists that the island chain
was still open and ready for
their visits, while also propos-
ing that Americans might want
to use Key West as a jumping
off point for trips to Cuba, just
90 miles away. j

“T call it, ‘Two nations, on
vacation, the Keys plus Cuba,””
Wheeler said, noting that he
believes private ferry service
might quickly be established
between Havana and Key
West. “People could stay here
and do excursions to Cuba.” :

Wheeler and other Keys
officials visited Havana in
2005. They came away believ-
ing the communist island’s
poverty and dilapidated infrd-
structure might quickly turn
off many Americans. é

“They have some nice
hotels, but overall you’ré
impressed by how poor the
country is and how bad a shape
the economy and infrastruc-
ture is in,” he said. “I believe
after the first Americans visit-
ed, word-of-mouth would
spread that Cuba isn’t ready
for a large influx of Ameri-
cans.” é

Some Canadians and Euro-
peans, who have flocked to
Cuba in growing numbers in
the past two decades, might
disagree. :

With more than two million
annual visitors, Cuba has been
rapidly upgrading its tourism
base, importing luxury buses,
adding international flights and
rebuilding hotels. Tourism is
now the island’s economic life-
line, arid competition with oth-
er Caribbean destinations is
intense. é

But for all the speculation,
some longtime Key West resi-
dents say they fear little from a
Cuba opening, noting that Key .
West has changed a great deal
in recent years.

“Key West is high-end now,”
said Jerry Morgan, 72, who has
lived here for 30 years and runs
Sam’s Treasure Chest gift
shop. con
_ “We have a shortage of
hotel rooms anda lot of
wealthy people have moved
here or have second homes
here... Tourism is still impor-
tant, but Cuba.won’t hurt us.”

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reports of improprieties
at Western Air

lm By KARIN HERIG
Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net

GOLDEN Gates MP Shane
Gibson yesterday alleged that
there are several reports of
improprieties on the part of
Western Air that are of “major
to the airline’s pas-
sengers.

Mr Gibson, addressing par-
liament during the morning ses-
sion yesterday, said that reports
have come to him that indicate
that the airline has been adjust-
ing its records “to manipulate
the system” and has been mak-
ing its pilots fly longer hours
than is recommended.

The PLP MP said that his
cousin, Philip Hanna, a West-
ern Air pilot, complained to him
that he was flying such long
hours that he is often extreme-
ly fatigued when he operates
the aircraft.

During one landing, Mr



Shane Gibson

Gibson said, his cousin told that
him that he was on the verge of
“blacking out’ from exhaustion.

Reports like these and last
week’s emergency landing of a

SEE page 10

Minister claims former govt’s
‘failure’ prevented Bahamians
moving into affordable homes

THE failure of the former administration to convey land to the Min-
istry of Housing has prevented many Bahamians from moving into
affordable homes in Pride Subdivision, Minister of State for Legal
Affairs, Desmond Bannister said Wednesday.

The Minister pointed out that houses in this subdivision remdin

unoccupied.

His comments came as debate continued on resolutions vesting land
in the Perpall Tract Subdivision and Pride Estates to the Minister of

Housing.

Minister Bannister explained that the purpose of the resolutions is to
convey land to the Minister of Housing who can then convey lots to
homeowners so that they can acquire title for these properties.

This is required, he noted, because under the previous administration,

SEE page 10

















THREE PEOPLE were taken to hospitai after this three car collision on West Bay Street yesterday afternoon.

Minister questions
PLP government's
transfer of land
to Arawak Homes

@ By KARIN HERIG

Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia.net’

MINISTER of State for Pub- :
lic Utilities Phenton Neymour :
yesterday raised the question :
of why the former PLP admin- }
istration was able to give :
Arawak Homes title to a prop- }
erty in Perpall Tract at a time :
when the system was reported- :
ly too backed up to give “hard- :
working” Bahamians titles to ;
their government-built homes :

in the same area.

Making his contribution to :
the resolution before the House :
to convey 11.8 acres of land in ;
Perpall Tract to the Minister of :
Housing, Minister Neymour :
yesterday told parliament that :
he found it very interesting that ;
the Christie administration :

SEE page 10

Christie pleased
with government’s
signing agreement
for Cable Beach
Lea COy NTL

@ By BRENT DEAN
Tribune Staff Reporter
bdean@tribunemedia.net

OPPOSITION leader Perry
Christie has expressed satisfac-
tion that the government has
finally signed-off on a supple-
mental heads of agreement for
development of the Cable
Beach resorts.

“TL think it’s just going to be a
wonderful thing and hopefully
one day Mr Ingraham will say,
‘Thank you Mr Christie’,” said
the opposition leader yesterday
outside the House of Assem-
bly.

Last week, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham, and senior
representatives of Baha Mar
and Harrah’s, signed a $2.6 bil-
lion joint venture agreement to

Felipé Major/T ribune staff



Perry Christie

develop the Cable Beach
Resorts, some 33 months after
the Christie administration
signed the first $1.2 billion deal
with the developers.

An impasse emerged in the
negotiations, however, between
the then government and the

Baha Mar led group, as the
developers desired increased
concessions, after increasing

. SEE page 13

Cynthia Pratt
to avoid House
in order to
continue her
convalescence

TRIBUNE

EXCLUSIVE



"By PAUL G TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

. DEPUTY Leader of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party, Cynthia
Pratt has opted to continue her
convalescence at home and
avoid the House of Assembly
when it next sits in order to
properly recoup from a bout of
tendonitis to her upper left hip.

Speaking with The Tribune
exclusively yesterday, Mrs Pratt,
the Member of Parliament for
St Cecilia, thanked the many,
many persons who visited her,
sent cards and flowers of well
wishes during her time in the

~ hospital and at home.

Mrs Pratt also said that at this
time, she will not be making any
decisions as to her political

SEE page 13

‘Difference of
opinion’ between
doctors who
attended Esfakis

‘By ALISON LOWE

Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

JURORS in the Coroner’s

Court yesterday heard about a
“difference of opinion” between
two doctors attending burns
patient Christopher Esfakis
over whether or not he should
be subject to a particular med-
ical procedure a day before he
died at Doctor’s Hospital in
April 2002.
_ Testifying in court, Dr Regi-
nald Neymour admitted that he
was “frustrated” when the
patient’s “primary care physi-
cian” Dr James Iferenta dis-
agreed with his early assessment
that an immediate precaution-
ary step should be taken to
ensure that Mr Esfakis’ airway
would not close off should the
internal inhalation injury he also
appeared to have suffered wors-
en.

“My concern was the nature

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trying to mislead parliament

@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter .
turnquest@tribunemedia.net



FORMER Minister of Hous-
ing Shane Gibson yesterday
accused current minister Ken-
neth Russell of intentionally try-
ing to mislead parliament by
claiming the last government
built 23 homes in Pride Estates
for which residents could not
get mortgages.

Speaking in the House of
Assembly yesterday, Mr Gib-
son, MP for Golden Gates, said
that not even one house was
-built on the land in question.
He claimed this misrepresenta-
tion of the facts was intentional.

“I think the member of High
Rock (Mr Russell) intentional-
ly tried to mislead the entire
country by telling us that there
were houses built on this land in
Pride Estates when he knew
that wasn’t the case. Not one
single house on that land, Mr
Speaker.

“I believe he deliberately did



Russell under fire from Shane

Kenneth Russell

that. That was deliberate.
Because I could go there right
now in my car and find out, so
all the member had to do was
drive out there and he would
find out, too. “Not on that land

Gibson in homes controversy

— there are houses on other
land, but not that land.”

Mr Gibson said he was not
surprised, claiming that Mr Rus-
sell is “obviously in over his
head and confused.” ,

Holding up a copy of The
Nassau Guardian, Mr Gibson
showed an article where Mr.
Russell is quoted as stating that
the Bahamas Mortgage Corpo-
ration was $300 million in debt.

Mr Gibson said the state-
ment is “completely false.”

“And then, the next day he
sought to come back and said
that he didn’t say it, but
recorders don’t lie,” he said.

The MP said that despite
making the debt claim in
August of last year, Mr Russell
has not come to parliament “to
get a single penny to try an cor-
rect it.”

Christie still regards FNM Senate
appointment as ‘unconstitutional’

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter

tthompson@tribunemedia.net

ALTHOUGH the future of
the PLP’s Senate challenge
remains up in the air, former
Prime Minister Perry Christie
said yesterday that his position
on the issue has not changed.

Mr Christie still regards the
FNM’s Senate appointment of
Tanya Wright as “unconstitu-
tional.”

“Well, I obviously believe
that the Senate appointment is
unconstitutional. That has been
my position, I maintain that
position and I respect the fact
that the matter is before the
courts.”

Mr Christie also said the
prime minister should have
waited on the decision of the
Supreme Court before appoint-
ing Anthony Musgrove to the
last vacant Senate seat on Mon-
day. :

Mr Musgrove, the FNM’s
deputy chairman, was appoint-
ed Monday following Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham’s
announcement a few weeks ago
that he had given Mr Christie
and the PLP enough time “to
get their act together.”

“T would have thought that
the matter, the appointment,
would have awaited the court
decision but the prime minister
under the constitution must
consult with the leader of the
opposition before making the
appointment,” said Mr Christie
outside the House of Assembly
yesterday.

“The consultation took place,

_the respected differences were

emphasised on this matter and
he then went on to advise for
the appointment and the
appointment was made.

“And so, therefore, my posi-
tion remains the same in oppo-
sition to those appointments
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stitution. We will have to await
the determination of the court.”

Yesterday Paul Adderley,
counsel for the opposition,
could not conclusively state the
status of the party’s Senate chal-
lenge.

“J don’t know yet. I don’t
know how we’ll deal with Mr
Ingraham. You'll know in due
course,” he told The Tribune.

The PLP maintains the
appointment of Ms Wright to
the Senate was unlawful
because it is not in accordance
with Article 40 of The
Bahamas’ constitution.

The opposition also contends
that a member of their party
should have been appointed to
the vacant seat to reflect the
balance of the House.

The FNM argues that under
the constitution, the prime min-
ister is authorised to make three
Senate appointments with or
without the consent of the
leader of the opposition.




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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

THE severe weather that
spawned deadly tornadoes
throughout the South threat-
ened to delay Thursday’s
planned launch of shuttle
Atlantis, already two months
late in getting to the space sta-
tion with a new lab, according
to Associated Press.

Rain, clouds and possibly
even a fierce thunderstorm
were expected right around 2:45
p.m., launch time, prompting
forecasters to reduce the odds
of an on-time liftoff to a mere
30 percent. ;

It’s “kind of like our sum-
mertime day,” shuttle weather
officer Kathy Winters said
Wednesday.

NASA managers said they
would not consider canceling
the launch for weather reasons
until early Thursday, if at all.
Although the weather should
improve Friday, it’s not expect-
ed to get significantly better
until early next week, Winters
said. :

Atlantis has been sitting on
the launch pad, with the Euro-
pean Space Agency’s Colum-
bus lab tucked in its payload
bay, since late last year. Two
back-to-back launch attempts
fizzled in December because of
fuel gauge failures, the same
kind of problem that had
bedeviled the shuttle program
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li By NATARIO
MCKENZIE

WITH the Marco City
election court case set to get
underway in just under two
weeks, attorneys for FNM
MP Zhivargo Laing have
mounted yet another chal-
lenge against Pleasant
Bridgewater’s petition.

Fred Smith, lead attorney
for Mr Laing, indicated to
Justices Anita Allen and Jon
Tsaacs yesterday that a
notice of motion was filed
on behalf of Mr Laing on
Monday.

That application. accord-
ing to Mr Smith, seeks to
have the court strike out the
petitioner’s list of particu-
lars, either as a whole or in
part, on the grounds that the
list seeks to increase the
' number of challenged voters
from at least 100 to 136.

This, according to Mr
Smith, amounts to an
amendment of the petition.

Wayne Munroe, an attor-
ney for Ms Bridgewater,
told the court that he was
not prepared to make sub-
missions on the matter.

~ Mr Munroe said the notice
of motion had only been
brought to the attention of
Philip ‘Brave’ Davis — lead
counsel for Ms Bridgewater
— on Tuesday evening and
was just brought to his
attention yesterday morn-
ing.
The matter has been
adjourned to February 14 at
10am.

‘The Marco City case is set
to begin on February 18 in
Nassau, meaning that people
whose votes are being chal-
lenged will have to be
brought to New Providence.

Mr Laing, of the Free
National Movement, won
his seat by 47 votes, accord-
ing to results of the May 2
general election.

Ms Bridgewater -— who
was the incumbent — is
challenging the votes of 100
persons on the grounds that
they were allegedly either
not ordinarily resident in
Marco City or not Bahamian
citizens at the time of the
election.

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containers from South America
are now being heavily seruti-
nised as they arrive at Freeport
Container Port — where many
large drug seizures have
occurred over the past two
years.

On Tuesday, Grand Bahama
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cocaine valued at $6.5 million
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Investigations into the seizure
are underway and are being con-
ducted in conjunction with inter-
national law enforcement agen-
cies.

Police say containers arriving
at FCP are subjécted to either
X-ray scanning by customs offi-
cials or inspection by security
officers, who work closely with
DEU officials.

The latest drug seizure is the
first for 2008.

According to Police Superin-
tendent Basil Rahming, a joint
drug interdiction team proceed-
ed to the Freeport Container
Port at around 3.30pm on Tues-
day.

DEU officers were directed
to a storage bay, where they
searched a 20 foot metal con-
tainer containing a shipment of
dried coffee beans.

Seven large black duffle bags
were seized, which were found
to contain the drugs.

Mr Rahming said the contain-
er came in board the MSC
SUKAINA, from Medellin,
Colombia at around Ilam on
Tuesday.

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to Montreal, Canada.

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shipment of frozen squid.

The container arrived on
board the MSC Parana from Pai-
ta, Peru, and was in transit to
Vigo, Spain.

In September, 2007, 120 kilos
of drugs valued at around $3 mil-
lion was discovered in a 40 foot
container the arrived on board
MSC Manaus from Guayaquil,
Ecuador.

The drugs was found among
a shipment of evaporated milk.

The container port was
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the-art mobile X-ray scanner
device in January 2007.

The device was stationed at
the port as part of a US Mega-
ports Initiative. The container
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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

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

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B.

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Social problems creating crime

COMMISSIONER Reginald Ferguson
recognises that today’s crime problem is
the result of society’s diverse social ills,
which have developed over many years,
and consequently will not disappear
overnight.

He describes the wave as a moving tide
that has gathered momentum over the
years and now, in its fullness, cannot be
held.back by any one segment of the com-
munity working alone.

The solution lies in total community
involvement. The police, despite their many
strategies, can only do so much. They need
the help of all concerned residents.

Bahamians, even in the commission of
crimes, were not considered a vicious peo-
ple.

Suddenly we are faced with a new type of
Bahamian — one who is bold, vicious, and
fearless.

Drive-by-shootings, shootings in daylight
hours on busy Bay Street are reminiscent of
the notorious Jamaican Posse, which is
known for its gun battles with the police
and drive-by shootings in disputes with
rival gangs over their drug turf.

“As a part of their code,” said one US
report on the Posse, which is a now major
criminal scourge in the US, “extreme vio-
lence is directed at anyone they feel has:¢is-
respected them or is in their way.”

Police believe that the fearlessness of
the Jamaican Posse has infiltrated our envi-
ronment.

Certainly there are Bahamians who have
been caught up-in their net of criminal
activities.

Several years ago the US started deport-
ing back home Bahamians who had served
their sentences in US prisons.

By the time they had gone through the
US criminal system these men were hard-
ened criminals with sophisticated ways of
committing crime.

Police are satisfied that their presence
back in the community has affected the
attitude of the criminal element in the
Bahamas. _

Most of these deportees have estab-
lished themselves in New Providence,
Grand Bahama and Abaco, where many of

them have allegedly set up their drug net-
works.

Police have major problems on their
hands when drug dealers fall out over mon-
ey or the theft of their drugs. The dispute
usually ends in murder.

Another growing concern for the police
is the increasing appearance of young
Haitians in local crime— guns and drug
trafficking.

A whole network, we are told, is emerg-
ing, which is exacting its own justice. We
see their names almost daily in our.crime
reports.

They are Haitians, born in Nassau, prob-
ably without status and certainly without
any loyalty to a country that refuses to own
them.

However, with partially anglicised names,
they know no other country, and consider
the Bahamas home. Many are stateless.

If investigated it would probably be
found that they cannot be legally employed
without those precious “papers” and so
have been sucked into crime’s black hole.

This is a social problem that only gov-
ernment can solve.

_Jt is only government that can decide

Who qualifies for citizenship and who

should not be here at all. If it is found'that
s@me of Haiti’s criminal element has infil-
trated our society among the flow of
immigrants, then they should be weeded
out and deported.

This is one of society’s social problems
that the police have to deal with when one
of its number appears on their crime blot-
ter. But the police have no strategy to rem-
edy this social problem. The most they can
do is arrest the transgressors, bring them
before the courts and hope, if convicted,
the magistrate will not release them back

onto the streets to rejoin the criminal gangs. .

Although it is not true that the Bahamas
is far more dangerous than crime-ridden
Guyana, as claimed by the Economist of
London, there are certainly elements devel-
oping here that if Bahamians don’t wake up
to the seriousness of our situation, and
help to remedy it, this country could justi-

_fiably earn the “most dangerous” classifi-

cation in the not too distant future.





Media can
help young
Bahamians

flourish

EDITOR, The Tribune.

1 AM, like almost everyone
else, dismayed by the contin-
uing escalation of a variety of
crimes and the reckless disre-
gard for law and order dis-
played by many of the young
people. in the country. As a
statement of the obvious, it
seems that the country is slip-
ping into chaos and with this
deeply pervasive, and multi-
layered, multi-faceted prob-
lem it will require solutions
on many levels some of which
I would like to suggest the var-
ious forms of media could ini-
tiate.

This may sound simplistic

- but I don’t believe it is. As a

mother and a grandmother I
have learned that sometimes
there are some simple answers
and that often even the most
obvious or small efforts, if
consistently applied, can end
up having a’ disproportionate-
ly large and beneficial effect.

As a leader in the media, |
would like to suggest that The
Tribune start to run regular,
weekly profiles on all, those,
so far, unremarked and unno-
ticed students in this country
who are doing extraordinary
things in many different ways.



DM DS Sts

letters@tribunemedia.net



I am not necessarily talking
about academic achievement,
although that may play a part.
I overheard a chancé greeting
in Chapter One today and
spoke very briefly to a young
woman who had just returned
from living in China for a year
or so.

I don’t know how or why ~

she had this opportunity per-
haps a student exchange pro-

- gramme — another valuable

part of education — I do
know she seemed assured and
mature. I know there are oth-
er students who are travelling
or studying abroad in places
other than the US or Canada
and I think it would be quite
incredible and illuminating to
have them describe their expe-
riences and what they feel
they learned from them.
Perhaps too, radio and TV
could start a weekly forum
hosted by young people for
young people where they
could discuss their own issues
and their suggested solutions,

with opportunities for ’phone
in questions and discussion.

There are leaders amongst
these young people, we only
have to identify them, encour-
age them and empower them
in helping to craft their own
destiny and create a society in
which they and their children
could flourish.

Exposure to things positive
rather than negative can only
be beneficial and from my
experience children of all ages
like to feel a solidarity and to
“fit in” with their peers.

Better it be inspirational,
demonstrating an alternate
direction for moving forward,
for those of their peers lack-
ing some of the rudimentary
life skills and sense of purpose;
better that they are “educat-
ed” to understand the part
they play in determining the
course of their own lives and
the consequences of their
actions for good or bad.

Let’s give these young peo- -
ple an opportunity to place
their footprints in the sand so
that others may follow.

VICTORIA SARNE
Nassau,
February 4, 2008.

Standard and Poor’s downgrading of
projected GDP could be too positive

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THE Standard and Poor’s
downgrading of the projected
GDP for 2008-09 is certainly
conservative and I have to
suggest still could be over esti-
mated and too positive.

S&P analysts might not
know what we see who live
here.

Those who since May 2007
found themselves unemployed
and the sharp downturn in
economic activity which even
the Prime Minister is finally
accepting has negatively
affected the resilient econo-
my at May 2007 and seriously



impacted treasury revenue
although he has yet to accept
the total responsibility for the
downturn those persons will
simply become employed pro-
ductive workers with the final-
ly coming online of Baha Mar
and Albany so there will basi-
cally be an equalising of ben-
efits.

Nassau Beach Hotel rooms
are gone and will not be
replaced for probably 24-36
months so just how will
tourism come close to or
break-even with the immedi-
ate past annual results?

The secret is not lowering
prices which certain officials
are suggesting as the hotel

notice that the Wyndham is
offering an extra-low special
for residents right now so that
has to confirm the truth not
all is well in the industry that
supports our economy.

A Six-nine per cent increase
on everything purchased in
Florida is not going to posi-
tively improve our cost of
doing business or cost of living
which is already highly inflat-
ed. Anyone who visits our
food stores sees week by week
or even daily increases which
have to be questioned when
you compare prices of Florida
and add-in shipping, insurance
and duty paid — there is no
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 5



Sir Clement
Maynard is in
‘stable’ condition

@ By TANEKA
THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

SIR Clement Maynard is
in “stable” condition and his
family is said to be optimistic
that his condition will further
improve to allow the former
deputy prime minister to
undergo rehabilitative thera-

y: 5
Opposition leader Perry
Christie made this statement
yesterday as he expressed
sympathy over the “grave”
condition of Sir Clement.

“Obviously our sympathy
goes out to Sir Clement and
his family.

“When I spoke with his
daughter (Allyson Maynard-
Gibson), she had indicated
that he was stable and obvi-
ously very challenged, in
terms of his current condi-
tion,” Mr Christie told The
Tribune after yesterday’s
morning session of the House
of Assembly.

“They were very optimistic
that he was going to move
from stabilisation to some
form of rehabilitative work,
towards trying to bring some
degree of improvement to his
situation, but he is gravely ill,
as I’m advised.”

Three days before Sir May-
nard took ill, he took part in
Majority Rule discussions in
Freeport with his one-time
adversary, former Chief Jus-
tice Sir Cyril Fountain, Mr
Christie said.

Sir Clement suffered a
stroke on January 26 and was
airlifted to Miami 'for treat-
ment. :

Last week, his son Clement
Maynard 'II said his father
wis “risting and is very
alert”.

During his extensive polit-
ical career, Sir Clement
served as minister of tourism
from 1969 to 1979 and again
from 1984 to 1990, and was

famed deputy prime minis-
ter after the resignation of
Arthur Hanna from the Pin-
_G.ug Cabinet in 1984.

He held this post until the
PLP’s defeat in 1992.

His memoir, Put on More
Speed, was published last
year.

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PLP LEADER Perry
Christie expressed disappoint-
ment yesterday at party chair-
man Raynard Rigby’s decision
not to participate in organising
the PLP’s upcoming conven-
tion.

On Wednesday, Mr Rigby
was quoted in the press as say-
ing he was no longer active in
planning the event.

He said that all questions
about the event should be
directed to the Mr Christie as
party leader.

In that interview, when asked
if he would attend the conven-
tion, Mr Rigby said: “I don’t
know.”

“If he has said that, he must
know why,” said Mr Christie
yesterday outside of the House
of Assembly, while addressing
the media on the Mr Rigby’s
decision.

When asked if there is some
disagreement between himself
and the PLP’s chairman, Mr
Christie referred reporters to
Mr Rigby.

“You know you would have
to ask him. And I’m prepared
to abide by what he says. You’d
have to ask him,” said Mr
Christie.

The PLP leader said that he
had not yet seen the report
about Mr Rigby’s decision, but
added that he has “great respect
for the chairman as a young
man.”

He continued: “You know, if
he feels in all of the circum-
stances as a result of the process
that we’re involved in, he
should remove himself, I’m sure
he would advise me during the
course of the day.

“We had an initial discussion
where I thought something like
that ought not to take place, but
you know in this business things
happen and there is certainly
no personal animosity — no dif-
ferences that I would be con-
cerned about — between the
chairman and myself.”

When contacted by The Tri-
bune yesterday, Mr Rigby had




Perry Christie



no comment on the issue. He
confirmed, however, that he has
“stepped down” as convention
chairman.

A PLP source, who wished
to remain anonymous told The
Tribune yesterday that Mr Rig-
by’s decision shows a “clear
divide” between he and Mr
Christie.

Attempting to demonstrate
party unity, Mr Christie said
that both he and Mr Rigby have
the best interest of the PLP at
heart.

“What I can say to you is that
the life of the party will go on
regardless to what has hap-
pened. We’re going to have a
convention, we’re going to have
an excellent convention, we
hope to demonstrate to the
Bahamian people during our
convention that we are fit and
ready to represent them as we
should, and that our democracy
is vibrant and thriving as a result
of how we present ourselves as
the alternative to the present
government,” he said.

A new PLP chairman will be
elected at the next PLP con-
vention, as Mr Rigby has
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strength of the PLP, in the wake
of the rift between he and his

party chairman, Mr Christie

said: “. . . individuals really pale
in significance to the process
that must go on. You know,
there is nothing I really can say
about that and I would be dis-
appointed if Mr Rigby is unable
to give us the assistance that he
has so ably provided to this
point. But if he feels that under
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More than 550 e-passports issued since December 2007 launch

vide four systems to initiate the project.

Those systems are: an e-Passport issuance
system, a machine readable visa system, an
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cards for holders of work permits, spousal
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two weeks to get the new e-passport; but
that time frame is expected to be reduced as
the system progresses.

“We anticipate that both the passports
and visa issuance systems will be fully oper-
ational by mid-2008.”

The system is up and running in New
Providence; Family Island residents can
have their passports extended until further
notice.

The Bahamas officially launched the
machine readable passport or e-Passport
system on December 5, 2007, a move
intended to increase protection against iden-

’ tity theft, heighten aviation security and

combat illegal immigration.

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one — with biometric features including
details of facial characteristics and finger-
prints.

Each passport holder is required to have
a National Insurance number.

In 1994, the government began exploring
the process of upgrading passports and oth-
ertravel documents.

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signed a contract with Indusa Global, a
Greenville, South Carolina-based informa-
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the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Depart-
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The project involves four phases of imple-
mentation, which commenced in mid-Jan-
uary and will progress through the end of
July 2008. ,

After New Providence, the system will
be implemented in Grand Bahama, at Fam-
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overseas missions.

Foreign nationals also will be able to
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LOCAL NEWS

‘Unscrupulous’ building
contractors preying on
single mothers — Minister

McCartney says practice must stop

By Clunis Devaney

Minister McCartney Speaks
to Importance of Homeowner
Protection

THE practice of unscrupu-
lous building contractors prey-
ing on unsuspecting single
mothers must stop, Minister
of State for Tourism and Avi-
ation Branville McCartney
said in the House of Assembly
yesterday.

“We have a duty in this
place to ensure that it stops. I
have been informed that the
Bahamas Contractors Associ-
ation (BCA) has drafted pro-
posals for legislation in this
regard,” he said.

Mr McCartney’s comments
came as debate continued on a
resolution to convey land to
the minister of housing for
government housing. This con-
veyance will also enable
homeowners to acquire title
for their land.

According to the minister,
suggestions were made by the
BCA in relation to a proposed
Contractors Bill, which seeks
to deal with:

e issuance of licences

e revocation of licences

e insurance

e fines

¢ imprisonment

“This is a step in the right
direction and J anticipate that
this administration will fix it,”
said Mr McCartney.

He said the problem is a
vexing one, and the solution
should not aimed only at gov-
ernment housing programmes,
but also private contracts.

“The problem is with
uncontrolled contractors who

do,,shoddy work andthe ...

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left holding the bag,” said Mr
McCartney.

“IT say uncontrolled,” he
added, “because today, any-
body can be a contractor. And
this is what has happened. I
might add that there are some
unscrupulous contractors who
prey on unsuspecting single
mothers who would have
entrusted the building of their
dream home along with their
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with uncontrolled
contractors who
do shoddy work
and the :
unsuspecting
home owners are
left holding the
bag.”

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Carl Bethel said.

He cited a recent edition of
The Economist magazine, which
said that the Caribbean region is
the “world leader in violent
crime.”

Mr Bethel said the problem
of school violence in the
Bahamas “has the real poten-
tial for both social and eco-



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Mr Bethel was speaking yes-
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violence in countries already ing that actually aims at pro-

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. ing the backlash — which has

manifested itself as violence in
schools.

Mr Bethel said stakeholders
must commit to understanding
the problem, working collec-
tively to develop solutions, mar-
shalling resources to implement
programmes and monitoring
and evaluating the impact of
these initiatives.

He also spoke of the impor-
tance of proper home rearing,
saying that parents should
become more involved with
their children and take a more
active interest in their school-
work and activities, ensuring
that the latter promote
“erowth” rather than degener-
ate behaviour.

“T would like to see the estab-
lishment of a National Parent-
ing Initiative. This will provide
parents with much needed par-
enting skills,” he said.

Mr Bethel also spoke of the
benefits of peer mentoring pro-
grammes and school and com-
munity relations units.

He said that student govern-
ment should be re-established
to give students a voice and a
sense of pride and ownership
in their school.


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4 LOCAL NEWS
OAS/UNESCO REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON SCHOOL VIOLENCE REDUCTION

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NOTEWORTHY EVENT: The Headmistress of Cl Gibson Elaine Williams
writes down infomation at the opening of the United Nations Educa-
tional Scientific and Cultural Organization Joint Caribbean Regional

workshop on Reduction in the School Violence held at Breezes Resort
on Cable Beach.

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ple) could not get title to land,
but Arawak Homes could.”

“This is hypocrisy,” the min-
ister of state said.

Chairman of Arawak
Homes Franklyn Wilson yes-
terday called Mr Neymour’s
comments “reckless, irrespon-
sible and unfortunate.”

Mr Wilson said the state
minister “should be ashamed
of himself” for making such
statements, but would not
comment any further on the
matter.

Mr Neymour yesterday reit-
erated a statement he made
during this year’s budget
debate, in which he accused
the PLP of a “gross abuse of
power.”

Quoting from his budget
contribution, the state minister
said that he discovered that
the previous Minister of
Works and Utilities Bradley

Roberts had approved the
swap of 8.63 acres of
reclaimed swamp land, located
in the vicinity of one of the
runways at the Lynden Pin-
dling International Airport,
for 10 acres of prime land in
the Perpall Tract area, which
was owned by the Water and
Sewerage Corporation (WSC).

“Who was this deal made
with — none other than
Arawak Homes,” Mr Ney-
mour said.

The state minister said that
the WSC had no need for the
reclaimed swamp land other
than to ensure that it would
not be developed and would
not impact the well fields adja-
cent to the airport. The land in
question, he said, was also des-
ignated by Civil Aviation not
to be used because it is needed
for run-off and drainage of the
runway.

“So why is land that is des-
ignated ‘not to be used’ being
given to WSC while prime
land that can be used for
financial gain is taken away
from WSC. Only one group is
set to gain — Arawak Homes,”
he said.

Last.week, Minister of
Housing Kenneth Russell told
parliament that the previous
government had built numer-
ous subdivisions, including
Perpall Tract, but failed to vest
clear ownership of the land in
the Minister of Housing to
enable him to transfer
ownership to persons pur-
chasing homes in the subdivi-
sion.

Due to this lapse in proper *

procedure, he said, people
who purchased homes in the
Perpall Tract subdivision were
not given clear ownership
titles for their properties.

Shane Gibson alleges reports
of improprieties at Western Air

tionary landing” in Nassau after it had left Man-
grove Cay, Andros.
The airline’s director of operations, Wolf

FROM page one

Western Air plane at'the Lynden Pindling Inter-

Seifert, explained that approaching Nassau, the

national Airport (LPIA) have raised some serious
concerns about the company’s operations, the
MP said.

Mr Gibson said that flying on a Western Air
flight to Grand Bahama recently, he personally
experienced a curious incident.

He explained that the aircraft had already tax-
ied out onto the runway when it suddenly turned
back to the terminal.

At the terminal building, he said, a Shell truck
pulled up to fuel the aeroplane. Mr Gibson said
he does not know if this refueling was ordered
because the aircraft was carrying insufficient fuel
for the trip to Grand Bahama. The passengers
were not given an explanation, he added.

Mr Gibson said he reported this incident, along
with complaints of his cousin, to Western Air.

One of Western Air’s 19-seater Fairchild Metro

pilots noticed that one of the aircraft’s landing
gears did not extend.

After several “alternative procedures” to get
the landing gears to extend failed, the pilots opt-
‘ed to attempt a precautionary landing.

“They landed on runway nine and made a very
successful landing,” Mr Seifert said.

A few passengers were taken to hospital
because of shock, and one woman had to be kept
overnight for observation. Beyond this, there
were no serious injuries to report from the inci-
dent.

Calls to Western Air’s vice-president and COO
Shandrice Woodside-Rolle were not returned up
until press time.

Mrs Woodside-Rolle was the FNM’s candidate
for North Andros in the 2007 election. However,
the seat was won by the PLP’s candidate Vin-

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FROM page one

the land was divided into lots

lots.
“Currently, I understand that

: those houses are vacant and the
: people cannot move into those
: houses,” said Minister Bannis-
: ter. “The reality is that the hous-
: eS are empty and we have
: brought the resolutions to Par-
: liament so we can put roofs over
? people’s heads:

“Under the former adminis-

: tration, the Minister of Housing
: would, I’m sure, have wished to
i; have conveyed lots in those sub-
: divisions to a number of
: Bahamians. Those people would

» } generally fall into the category of
? persons whom the Government
: — former Government and this
: Government — would wish to
: assist in improving their lives
: and who, in other circumstances,
? would not ordinarily be able to
: afford to acquire homes for
: themselves.”

Minister Bannister said that

: by failing to convey the land to
: the Minister of Housing “the
: former administration has
: caused problems for everyone
; involved.”

He emphasized that Members

of Parliament owe it to the peo-
i ple affected to explain the delay
; in having the houses occupied.

“Secondly, the Minister of

: Housing cannot convey the land
; to the people that he would wish
: to have it conveyed to,” Minister
: Bannister stated. “The houses
? are built but he cannot put the
people in them.”

Minister Bannister chided the

former administration for not
: bringing the resolution to Par-
: liament.

“That is regrettable because

? we as a Parliament have to fix it;
: whatever the situation is that we
i? met, we have to fix it,” said the
; Minister.

He told House members that

: “we have a moral responsibility
: to provide affordable housing
: for Bahamians and, in doing so
? we must ensure that the build-
: ings are structurally sound and
: that we comply with the law.

“These resolutions ensure that

? as we comply with our moral
? responsibility we are also living
: up to our legal responsibility.
: When I speak about ‘we’, I
: speak about this Parliament.
i This is a Parliament of The
: Bahamas and whatever we do
: here today will go down in his-
i? tory as an act of this Parlia-
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Sea Hauler tragedy:

PM says some victims

to be compensated

@ By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net



THE government has made
another promise to the victims
of the Sea Hauler tragedy — say-
ing it will soon provide mone-
tary compensation to some of
the affected persons.

During a media forum earlier
in the week, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham said he was
not convinced government has
any legal obligation to the vic-
tims.

However, Mr Ingraham said

“he would soon make assess-
ments to determine the amount
of additional compensation to
be awarded.

“We've had some communi-
cation with some of the victims
and in due course we will be in
the position to be able to make
a judgment as to what we ought
to offer,” he said.

According to Mr Ingraham,
the government has paid out
more than $100,000 in assis-
tance to the victims.

He said there will be further
“cash offers” to some of the vic-
tims, but “not because we are
convinced that we have any
legal obligation or any legal
responsibility.”

Mr Ingraham refuted claims
in the press that he considers
the PLP blameworthy for the
tragedy.

“TI never said that they were
culpable; I said they had the
responsibility. I accept that the
government has no legal oblig-
ation to the persons involved
but just as I accepted that when
there was a fire in the (straw)
market (in 2001) and the gov-
ernment owned the market and
people lost goods in the mar-
ket, I accepted that the govern-
ment should pay some monies —

_ and we did, to persons who lost

goods,” the prime minister
explained. _

He did,acknowledge that the
government-run Port Depart-











“,.. in due
course we will be
in the position to
be able to make a
judgment as to
what we ought to
offer.”



ment — which is responsible for
ensuring that boats do not trav-

of legal requirements — Is
accountable to some extent: “I
also accept that the government
has a department called the
Port Department that licensed
these boats to undertake these
weekend trips to excursions,
etcetera, that there is a set of
rules as to how many passen-
gers a boat of a particular size
should carry, etcetera.

“And if boats leave in num-
bers in excess of that, notwith-
standing whatever the techni-
cal (or) legal argument is, the
government has a responsibility
for not having done what it

should have done.” He said the
FNM was intent on resolving
the issue upon entering office,
but met an outlandish demand
for a multi-million dollar settle-
ment,

“When we came to office I
came with the clear intention
of seeking to resolve the issue
and offering some compensa-
tion to victims of the Sea Hauler
tragedy.

“Regrettably, | wasn’t in
office for very long when they
wrote to me through their
lawyer and said they demanded
$12 million and they would set-
tle for $12 million.

“But that was a number that
was so outrageous and so out
of the ball park that we never
got focused again.”

However, Mr Ingraham said
his government has asked for
details of the injuries and other
relevant information on the vic-
tims, in hope of bringing the
matter to a close.

In 2003 the Sea Hauler mail-
boat and the United Star cargo
vessel collided, killing four peo-
ple and injuring 25 others.

The issue has been highly
politicised and was a hot topic
during the 2007 election season.

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an students can “truly com-
pete on a national level” in all
art forms..

“As a people, we as
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mony were Minister of Edu-
cation, Youth, Sports and Cul-
ture Carl Bethel; Minister of
State for Youth and Sports the
Hon Byran Woodside; Minis-
ter of State for Culture
Charles Maynard; Director of
Culture Dr Nicolette Bethel
and other government officials
and cultural stakeholders.

Providing entertainment
during the ceremony were the
C V Bethel High School Con-
cert Band, JoAnn Callender
and Lee Callender, the Jor-
dan Prince William Primary
School Choir, the Bahamas
Dance Theatre, the St Anne’s
School Choir and the 2006-
2007 Junior Junkanoo Divi-
sion winner A F Adderley
Junior High School.

The governor general
encouraged all Bahamians to
take advantage of the festival.

“It is without question one
of the most educational tools
we all have at our disposal in
all of the performances and
visual art forms,” he said, “It is
surpassed by none, anywhere
in our world.”

He said Bahamians should
be proud of the E Clement
Bethel National Arts Festival
and make sure that it endures
for another 49 years.

“We must all be thankful
for the E Clement Bethel
National Arts Festival by giv-
ing thanks to Almighty God
for blessing this nation with
such an educational tool, espe-
cially for the youth of this
nation,” the governor general
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} LOCAL NEWS

Perry Christie pleased with
-government’s signing agreement
for Cable Beach development

FROM page one

their investment to more than $2 billion.

No agreement was reached between the group and the Christie
administration before the PLP was voted out of office.

“Tam happy that the government has in fact consummated,
finalised the transaction,” said Mr Christic. “Most certainly when
I was a part of the negotiations for the first agreement, and the
negotiations for the supplemental agreement that he signed, there
was never.any doubt in mind as to the legitimacy of the transaction
and as to its meaning to the overall economy of The Bahamas.”

Though Mr Ingraham has pledged to make public full details of
the new deal last week, thus far this has not been done, and it is
unclear what concessions were granted to Baha Mar in the new
deal. :

Previous to the signing of the deal, Mr Christie called on gov-
ernment,to move quickly to approve all the projects negotiated
under his government, including that with Baha Mar.

He said at the time that this was especially important in the
context of the slowing US economy, which some commentators
already believe is in recession.

| Mr Christie said yesterday that the importance of the Baha Mar
deal can be seen in the context of the Kerzner development on Par-
adise Island, which has resulted in large capital flows into the
country. . :

“Baha Mar would have a similar, if not a more meaningful
impact, in terms of capital inflows and growth to the economy, and

;. So really we were demanding for some time now that the prime min-
. ister move to finish that deal so that the Bahamas could benefit from
it,” he said.

“It has been done, obviously we do not know the details of the
supplemental agreement, and I’m sure when he lays the docu-
ments in Parliament we will be privy to whatever changes he has
made to the arrangements,” said Mr Christie. ;

“I have view, a very strong view, on his approach to this matter
and any changes that may have resulted in that. But obviously, out
of respect to the process, I shall await his release of the information

as to whatever changes he has made,” he said.

Cynthia Pratt to avoid House in order
to continue her convalescence

FROM page one

, future as the deputy leader of
» the PLP, other than what she
will be making during her
national address at the party’s
convention this month.
Mrs Pratt said she never knew
_ she was so richly loved in this
, country by both the black,
, White, rich and the poor, until
she was struck with this medical
_ challenge.
,.. Mrs Pratt thanked her well-
_ wishers, including the churches,
friends, supporters, students,
and youngsters throughout the
country. The former deputy
prime minister commented on
a special group of young men
who she coached at the College
of the Bahamas many years ago
who had also visited her to wish
her well.

“They all came to see me.
Some of them are now engi-
neers, croupiers, specialists —
» they have made me so proud.
_ They all got together and came

to see me to let me know how
» they have progressed over the
years. And that really made me
feel so good,” she said.

Mrs Pratt said that she had
other friends, beyond the polit-
ical sphere, in the fields of nurs-
ing and teaching visit her to
thank her for her contributions
to the Bahamas.

“I thank God for it. I thank
God for it. I never realized how
much people cared for me until
I kind of fell down.”

Mrs Pratt quipped that she

had just returned to New Provy-
-. idence recently from Andros
» and actually found it difficult to
~ bring all the boxes of fish, conch,
and lobster that caring residents
had bestowed upon her.
In some instances Mrs Pratt
said, she had to ask persons to
' “hold” items for her until she
had an opportunity to return as
she had no more room to store
them.
“So I thank God because I
' can share and give to other peo-
ple. But it just shows you the
love and the appreciation by the
Bahamian people, I’m talking

PLPs and FNMs. So that is what
living the life you sing about is,”
Mrs Pratt said.

Speaking about her attempt.
yesterday to visit the House of
Assembly, Mrs Pratt said that
she was seeking simply to show
her face and let the public know
that she is getting better. While
there, however, a continual
sharp pain from the tendonitis
had forced her to return home,
and miss the afternoon session
of Parliament.

“I’m not where I want to be
yet, but I’m better than I was. I
don’t know if I will go in next
week, but maybe the following
week hopefully I will be in top
shape to get back to the helm,”
she said.

Mrs Pratt said she will not be
making any judgments about
her political future at this time,
nor will she allow this bout of
tendonitis prevent her from rep-
resenting her constituents to the
best of her ability.

“I’m going to still serve my
people. I gave them my word
and I will serve them, and I am
going to do that. The term, as I
said, I will discuss my future at
the convention when I make my
speech to the nation. But in the
terms of serving, I will serve my
people. I have given my word,
and I have to live by my word,”
she said.

Until she has fully recuperat-
ed, Mrs Pratt has pledged that
she will “take it easy” as best
she can — despite the fact that
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FROM page one

of the burns. When you have burns to the
upper airway though the patient can look
stable at the time they can deteriorate
hours later...my opinion was that we
should have put the tube in,” said Dr Ney-
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He said that because he was not the

doctor in charge he could only “offer sug-
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binding.
' Dr Neymour became quite agitated
when it was suggested by the attorney for
Dr Iferenta that he may only have been
claiming “in hindsight” that he advocated
the patient undergo this procedure at the
early stage of his treatment.

He pointed out that he had made his
feelings on the matter well known to oth-
er doctors at the time and had “sworn to
tell the truth” to the court.

Forensic pathologist Dr Govinda Raju,
who performed the autopsy on Mr
Esfakis, previously told the court that his
cause of death was listed as “cardio res-
piratory arrest, acute pulmonary conges-
tion due to an airway obstruction as a
result of an inhalation injury.”

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the patient was suffering from an inhala-
tion injury and to act on that informa-
tion.

Yesterday, Dr Neymour admitted that,
according to international studies, a
patient with burns such as those that Mr
Esfakis was admitted to the hospital with
on April 20 of that year would normally

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cent.

However, both he and Dr Iferenta told
the court that they did in fact carry out
some checks to determine whether the
patient had suffered an inhalation injury
— including finding that his nasal hairs
were “singed”. While Dr Neymour said
that he felt that the medical staff should
have “erred on the side of caution” and
carried out the intubation procedure on
the basis of these findings, Dr Iferenta
said that based on his knowledge and
experience he felt that such a step was
not necessary in Mr Esfakis’ case.

He testified that while a check of the
upper airway did reveal redness in Mr
Esfakis’ case on the day of his admission,
other indicators of inhalation injury —
difficulty breathing or hoarseness in the
voice were not evident.

Dr Neymour testified that Dr Iferenta
disagreed with his assessment that Mr
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for closer monitoring.

Despite these differences, both doctors
stated in their respective testimonies that
they had experience of similar treatment
programmes being administered to other
burns patients as that given to Mr Esfakis
with “unremarkable” consequences.

However, when coroner Williarn Camp-
bell asked Dr Iferenta why he again made
the decision not to have Mr Esfakis’ intu-
bated even when, at a later point on the
day of his admission, Mr Esfakis exhibit-
ed “further signs” that he was suffering.
from an inhalation injury which could
have “potentially catastrophic conse-
quences” the doctor said that he had
“asked himself (that question) over and
over again in the last five years.”

“My gut feeling told me...and whatever
other factors — my treatment of other
inhalation injury patients — that this was
going to be a patient we would not have to
intubate. Obviously that is not how it
worked out,” he stated.

The court also heard how Mr Esfakis
was administered over 25 litres of fluid in
the first 24 hours of his hospital stay in
order to combat the fluid loss from his
burn injuries.

This was contrary to the recommenda-
tion made by Dr Neymour that he intake
between six and nine litres.

Mr Esfakis, 42, was admitted to hospi-
tal in the early hours of April 20, 2002
suffering from 25 per cent burns after his
shirt caught fire at a party. He died two
days later, his body “oozing” with fluid
and “swollen beyond recognition,”
according to his sister.

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crime on the Bahamas in gen-
eral and young people in par-
ticular.

Ms Huyler said the forum
will serve several purposes,
one of which is to “get our
young leaders of the future to
begin to think of ways that we
can combat the problem of
crime.”

“We want them to express
themselves in terms of their
feelings on crime, why it hap-
pens and how we can curb it,”
she said.

“We will have young peo-

ple talking about their involve- .

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older persons who have had
to deal with the crime that is
happening now and who have
also experienced a more
peaceful society,” she added.

The forum, which will be
held at the Police Conference
Centre on East Street, was
one of the recommendations
made by the National Assem-
bly on Crime in September of
2007, and has the full support
of the Ministry of National
Security. It will be held Fri-
day, February 8 Desinnine at
9am.

Minister Turnquest said,
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hands of the young people. I
just wish to say how pleased I
am with the level of organisa-
tion and commitment that
they have made towards
organising this forum and
organising the presenters at
the forum.”

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all the negative things that
young people are doing. This
is something that is absolutely
positive that young people are
doing that we are providing
our full support on,” he added.

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forum will allow government
officials to hear first-hand
what the nation’s youth thinks
about crime and criminality.
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‘active interest’ in youth voice

FROM previous page

tions to the ministry.

“So often, we talk to young
people,” Mr Turnquest said.
“This is an opportunity for the
young people to talk to us and
for us to listen. You will notice
that there are no politicians
on'this programme and that
this forum was organised by
the ‘young people. ;

“1 think it is absolutely
important that we listen to the
young people because whén
you look at the perpetrators
of ‘the majority of crimes,
when you look at the victims
of a lot of these serious crimi-
nal'acts, you are talking about
young people,” Mr Turnquest
said.

Bernard Petit, head of
media relations for the forum,
said one goal of the organisers
is to sensitise young people to
the various dimensions of
crime, particularly violent
crime, in addition’ to drawing
more attention to the detri-
mental effects crime has on
the ‘society.









Other goals, he said, include

contributing to the unity of

the Bahamas by encouraging
young Bahamians to become
anti-crime and violence
activists and to take owner-
ship of initiatives for the
development of community

and country, in addition to
helping to promote strategies
that will address the crime
problem among the youth.
“At the end of it all, it is
anticipated that we will be
able to promote a peaceful co-
existence among all of the
young people in this country,”
Mr Petit said. “While crime
impacts everyone, it appears
that both the victims and the
perpetrators of crime are peo-
ple within our generation and
so we felt that we needed to
come up with resolute recom-
mendations that we can pre-
sent to the government and

the wider community as to.

what we think is the best way
forward in resolving the issue
of crime in our Bahamas.”

Ms Huyler said the group
anticipates that the govern-
ment will “take seriously” the
young people’s stance on
crime.

“We hope that they will
take our recommendations
and work towards imple-
menting them so that we can
begin to see some change,”
she said. ,

Ministers, energy leaders and NGOs

gather for Freedom 2030 Conference

THE Cape Eleuthera Institute and Cape
Systems Ltd will be hosting a symposium on
February 7-8 advocating Freedom 2030 — an ini-
tiative focused on eliminating Eleuthera's
defendence on oil and advancing a sustain-
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Responding to drastic increases in energy
prices and the threat of climate change, con-
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action in promoting Eleuthera as a selt-suffi-
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Cartwright, Minister of State for Public Utilities
Phenton Neymour, vice president of the Senate
Johnley Ferguson, Ministry of Tourism direc-
torfor sustainable development Earlston
McPhee, Inter-American Development Bank
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"We are at a key time in the development of
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Atlantis honours its

ATLANTIS’ senior vice ¥ 2
president of administration J B F 4 h
Baris Farrington was recog- J arric arrington receives t e
nised for his contributions to . ‘ 7
the tourism industry through- é d Lift A h
out the course of his life at the covete etime C 1evement
12th annual Cacique Awards :
held at the Wyndham Nassau AW d d Fl \X / h h
Resort and Crystal Palace Casi- ar an Or ence r 128 t t Cc
no last week. :

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cat the star studded black tie mp oyee O ec Car tit S
event designed to ‘honour
tourism’s finest’ as he was pre- [7
sented with the Cacique’s cov-
eted Clement T Maynard Life-
time Achievement Award. The
presentation was made before
an audience which included
Minister of Tourism Neko
Grant, Director General of
Tourism Vernice Walkine,
along with other prominent
leaders of the tourism industry.

Also in attendance were
Kerzner International’s chief
executive officer Paul O’Neil,
president and managing direc-
tor George Markantonis and
chief operating officer Nan
Palmer.

“It is probably the most won- a Qe z ve
derful feeling that I have had 4 vs we

eget as and ee oo KERZNER INTERNATIONAL’S senior vice president of administration, J Barrie Farrington, this year’s recip-
Coe . “ _ient of the Cacique’s coveted Clement T Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award, shares a hearty laugh with
SEE page 19 Tourism Minister Neko Grant along with Robert ‘Sandy’ Sands, senior vice president of governmental
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COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2007





IN THE SUPREME COURT
Common Law and Equity Division

CLE/qui/01438




IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Tides Act, 1959




AND









IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel or tract of land
comprising 250 acres forming a portion of the Henry Armbrister
Grant E.79A situate approximately 2 miles Northwest of the
Arthur's Town Airport on the Island of Cat Island one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.









AND



IN THE MATTER of the Petition of
CAMPERDOWN HOLDINGS LIMITED
NOTICE






THE PETITION OF CAMPERDOWN HOLDINGS LIMITED in
respect of:



“ALL THAT pieces parcel or tract of land ‘located
approximately two (2) miles Northwest of Arthur’s Town
Airport on the Island of Cat Island in the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in the vicinity of that tract of land known
as Camperdown and more fully described as_ follows:
Commencing at a point at the High Water Mark thence
SOUTHWARDLY to Dickies Road and land originally granted
to Robert Stubbs (recorded in Book E at page 255) and running
thereon Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-seven and Twenty-
one Hundredths (1,937.21) feet and SOUTHEASTWARDLY
by land originally granted to Emma Culmer, Thomas Butler,
James Thurston, John Strachan and Charles Hepburn
and running thereon a total distance of Forty Six Hundred
and Nineteen and Ninety-six Hundredths (4,619.96) feet
and SOUTHWESTWARDLY by land originally granted
to the aforesaid Charles Hepburn and George Dean and
running thereon a total distance of Twenty Three Hundred
and Nine and Eighty-nine Hundredths (2,309.89) feet and |
SOUTHEASTWARDLY by land originally granted to Jupiter §
and Jacob Thurston and running thereon Ten Hundred and }
Ninety-eight and Thirty Hundredths (1,098.30) feet and }
NORTHEASTWARDLY by a tract of land originally known as
“Camperdown” and originaily granted to Henry Armbrister and
running thereon Thirty Eight Hundred and Sixty-two and Sixty-
five Hundredths (3,862.65) feet NORTHWESTWARDLY by the
High Water Mark and running thereon a total distance of Seventy
Three Hundred and Twenty-five and Eighty-five Hundredths
(7,325.85) feet back to the point of commencement.”
























Camperdown Holdings Limited claim to be the owner of the
unincumbered fee simple estate in possession of the said
land and has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section Three (3) of
the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 to have its title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and
declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
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FROM page 18

given that kind of recognition is
beyond words, I could not
begin to describe it,” said Mr
Farrington. “I just know that I
feel proud, honoured, and hum-
bled.”

Reflecting on his life in
tourism, he said, “I remember
how I began my life and I will
never forget that, because its
does not matter how far you
think you go up the ladder of
success, you have to always
remember your beginnings
because that is what keeps you
grounded.”

Also recognised was Atlantis’
Florence Wright, a guest ser-
vices manager at the Reef
Atlantis, who received the
Cacique’s coveted Employee
of the Year Award. “I feel so
awesome. It is a wonderful feel-
ing,” said Ms Wright, while
clutching her Duho Award, the
Cacique’s symbol of excellence.

Speaking about what drives
her, Ms Wright attributed her
success to her love for people.
“T love to be able to be that one
to make the very first impres-
sion, a lasting one for every per-
son that I meet.”

Atlantis’ Tamara Sweeting
was nominated as one of the
Cacique’s Managers of the
Year. Ms Sweeting was Kerzn-
er, International’s Manager of
the Year for 2006-2007. Kerzn-
er International’s senior vice
president of human resources
Karen Carey commented, “The
distinguishing characteristics
that define these outstanding
individuals make us proud to
have them on our team. On
behalf of the entire team at
Atlantis, we applaud them and
offer them our heartfelt con-
gratulations.”

J Barrie Farrington entered
the tourism industry in 1954,
when he began his career as an
accounts clerk for Nassau
Marine Services Ltd, the owner
and operator of the Nassau
Yacht Haven and Pilot House

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KERZNER INTERNATIONAL’S president and managing director, George Markantonis js pictured (first from
left) with wife Sarah Markantonis (second left) along with Paul O'Neil, Kerzner International's chief exec-
utive officer with his wife Judy O'Neil.

FLORENCE WRIGHT, a guest services manager at The Reef Atlantis
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Winners and nominees honoured

FROM page 19
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Resorts International

(Bahamas) Ltd, was formed in
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West African gangs send

@ COTONOU, Benin
Associated Press

In one of this city’s relatively
posh neighbourhoods, there is
a compound full of specialists.

Some who work within the
high-walled enclosure are
experts in crushing cocaine bars
and tying the powder into water-
proof pellets for couriers to
swallow. Others are adept at dis-
mantling suitcases or electronic
gadgets to hide cocaine. —

The compound is part of a
drug trafficking problem that is
rapidly spreading from Nigeria
to the west coast of Africa, lead-
ing to a new surge of drugs flow-
ing into Europe. Since 2004,
seizures of Europe-bound
cocaine in Africa have risen five-

fold, reaching a record 5.7 met-
ric tons in the first nine months
of last year, according to the
United Nations Office of Drugs
and Crime, or UNODC.

Virtually all the drugs seized
in Africa in the first nine months
of 2007 came from West Atrica,
according to a UN report on
drug trafficking. They include
2.4 metric tons seized in Senegal
in June, 1.5 metric tons taken in
Mauritania between May and
August, and smaller quantities
in Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde,
Benin and Guinea.

Shipments come by sea and
air, mainly from Brazil and
Venezuela. Shipments by sea
are usually transferred into
smaller vessels and fast boats
and. moved inland from poorly

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ing more drugs from South America to Europe

policed shores. Light aircraft
from South America are known
to have landed cocaine cargoes
in Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone
and Mauritania.

To see how it works, look at
Frank, a thickset, middle-aged
Nigerian who cruises the streets
of Cotonou, capital of Benin, in
a silver-colored Mercedes-Benz
jeep.

Frank went to Brazil more
than a decade ago to study, and
ended up dealing drugs. He
landed in a Brazilian jail, where
he met Gilberto, a Brazilian
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nou from neighboring Nigeria’s
main city of Lagos four years
ago as drug raids intensified in
Nigeria. In Benin, he teamed up
with other traffickers operating
out of the compound.

Many confessed traffickers
interviewed by The Associated
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Nigeria led them to move to
other countries in the region
where law enforcement is lax
and officials more pliable.
Favorite West African destina-
tions for Nigerian drug gangs
include Gambia, Guinea Bissau,
Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone,
Benin and Ivory Coast.

Once in West Africa, cocaine
takes one of two main routes.
It is either smuggled north
through Morocco by fast boats

into Spain — using long-estab-
lished routes for hashish traf-
ficking — or by air in smaller
quantities by couriers using
commercial flights into Euro-
pean cities.

Nigerian gangs dominate the
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couriers are European or North
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such as the two British teenage
girls recently convicted in
Ghana of trying to board a flight
to London with cocaine hidden
in computer cases.

The major European destina-
tions are Spain, the Netherlands
and Britain.

London has lately become
favored because of the high
price fetched on its streets,

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where a pound of cocaine is said
to be worth about $14,500.

Law enforcement data shows
Nigerian passport-holders
account for more than 44 per-
cent of all West African drug
traffickers arrested in Europe,
followed by those from Cape
Verde at 25 percent and Ghana-
ians at 8 percent. In one dra-
matic instance two Decembers
ago, 32 drug couriers who had
left Guinea Bissau and transited
through Morocco were arrest-
ed on a single flight upon arrival
at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport.
Of these, 28 were Nigerians,
according to UNODC.

“West Africa is under attack
from drug traffickers,” said Bag-
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UNODC in Nigeria.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
. — Afghanistan will produce
‘another enormous opium
poppy crop this year, close
‘to last year’s record harvest,
“and Europe and other
“regions should brace them-
selves for the expected influx
/of heroin, the United
’ Nations warned in its annual
winter survey of poppy
planting patterns.
Cultivation is still increas-
ing in the insurgency-hit
south and west of the coun-
try, the report said, and tax-
es on the crop have become
a major source of revenue
for the Taliban insurgency.
“This is a windfall for anti-
- government forces, further
~ evidence of the dangerous

“link between opium and

* insurgency,” Antonio Maria

“© Costa, the executive director

of the U.N. Office on Drugs
and Crime, wrote in the
report’s preface.

The report will be released
by the Office on Drugs and
Crime on Wednesday at an
international donors confer-

-ence in Tokyo. An.advance
copy was shown to The New
York Times.

“Cultivation levels will-be
- broadly similar to, perhaps
slightly lower than, last
year’s record harvest,’ Costa
said. There is some evidence
that the sharp increases of
. recent years are leveling off,
which is encouraging, he
said, but the “total amount
of opium being harvested
® remains shockingly high.”
» Afghanistan supplies 90
{ percent of the world’s opi-
, um, the report said.
' The cultivation of
cannabis, the plant that
yields marijuana and hashish,
is increasing, the report
‘added, making Afghanistan
one of the biggest suppliers
of cannabis as well.

The winter survey, which

_ the U.N. teams conduct
. every year by talking to vil-
lage leaders across the coun-
» try, outlines trends in poppy
», cultivation. It is only an esti-

‘\ mate because half of the

,, country has not yet begun
‘ planting, and in the other
half the plants are not yet
visible beneath the snow.
In 2007, 477,000 acres were
, under poppy cultivation,
« yielding an estimated 9,000
‘tons of opium. The survey
said the 2008 harvest would
depend on levels of eradica-
tion and the weather. Good
rainfall and water supply are

expected to help the harvest
in 2008, and no efforts at
eradication were observed
by mid-January, the report
said.

The survey found that pop-
py cultivation was increasing
in Six provinces in southern
and western Afghanistan.
One of those provinces, Nim-
ruz, was showing a sharp
increase. Five provinces were
expected to show no change,
including Helmand, which
produced 53 percent of
Afghanistan’s opium last
year, and where Taliban
insurgents control much of
the countryside.

Ten provinces are expect-
ed to show a decrease in cul-
tivation, and 12 are likely to
remain poppy free.

These figures will depend
on how effectively the
Afghan authorities wage pre-
vention and eradication cam-
paigns, the report said. Nan-
garhar province is expected
to show a sharp drop because
of agreements made with dis-
trict leaders, it said.

‘The Afghan government

-has opposed an aerial herbi-

cide spraying program, advo-
cated by the White House,
fearing a potential backlash

if people and food crops are
harmed. However, a ground
spraying program was being
considered.

There is some evidence
that agricultural assistance
can persuade farmers not to
grow poppies, the report
said. Of the 469 villages vis-
ited by the U.N. teams over a
month in December and Jan-
uary, a third had received
assistance in the form of
seeds, fertilizer and irriga-
tion. A majority — 67 per-
cent — of those that received
assistance did not grow pop-
pies, the report said.

The United Nations also
said there was a strong link
between instability and opi-
um production. In the south
and west, where security is
worst, 100 percent of stud-
ied villages that had poor
security cultivated poppies,
the report said.

At the same time, poppy
cultivation is decreasing in
places that have good secu-
rity, it said.

Most poppy farmers in the
south and west of the coun-
try said they paid a tax to
mullahs, the Taliban or
local officials, the report
said.

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CUBAN musicians, family and friends remembered the
island’s most famous conga drummer, Tata Guines, as he was
buried outside Havana on Tuesday after a six decade career that
helped popularize Afro-Cuban rhythms worldwide, according to

Associated Press.

Known as the “King of the Congas” and “Golden Hands,” the
77-year-old Guines died Monday after being hospitalized for
hypertension and kidney problems.

“There’s no one in Cuba, if not the world, better at making
percussion an art,” Cuban music critic Jose Luis Estrada wrote
Tuesday in the state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

Mourners sang, clapped and swayed at a ceremony in his
hometown of Guines — which he took as his stage name at the

start of his career.

Born Federico Aristides Soto on June 30, 1930, Guines was
best known for playing the conga, a tall, barrel-like drum central
to Rumba and Afro-Cuban music and culture.

He took the stage in Havana in the early 1940s with the Parta-
gas Sextet and moved to the United States in 1957, where he
performed with jazz greats Josephine Baker, Frank Sinatra,
Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. .

Though he enjoyed success in the U.S., Guines was upset by
the racial segregation he experienced there and returned to
Cuba after Fidel Castro’s rebels toppled dictator Fulgencio

Batista in 1959.

Guines won a Latin Grammy in 2004 for “Lagrimas Negras,”
or “Black Tears,” a collaboration with legendary exiled Cuban
jazz pianist Bebo Valdes and Spanish singer Diego La Cigala.
He also worked with the Rumba Cubana All-Stars on “La Rum-
ba Soy Yo,” or “I Am the Rumba,” which won a Latin Grammy

in 2001.

He received Cuba’s National Music Award in 2006.

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Pope Benedict XVI yester-
day issued a replacement for a
contentious Good Friday
prayer in Latin, removing lan-
guage that many Jewish
groups found offensive but
still calling for the Jews’ con-
version, according to the New
York Times News Service.

However, representatives of
Jewish groups as well as tra-
ditionalist Catholics quickly
condemned the new prayer,
though for different reasons.
Jewish groups said it was still
offensive, and traditionalists
said they preferred the ver-
sion that was replaced.

“It’s disappointing,” said
Rabbi David Rosen, director
of inter-religious affairs for
the American Jewish Com-
mittee, who for 20 years has
worked on Jewish-Catholic
relations with Benedict as
pope and, earlier, when he
was a cardinal.

The prayer was a focus of
dispute last year when Bene-
dict allowed for greater use of
a traditional version of the
Latin Mass, called the Tri-
dentine rite. That decree
improved ties with Catholic
traditionalists, who oppose the
sweeping changes to church
liturgy made from 1962
through 1965 during the Sec-
ond Vatican Council.

The prayer is not part of the
standard service used by most
of the world’s 1.1 billion
Catholics, who celebrate Mass
in their local languages.

The new prayer, published
only in Latin on Tuesday in
the Vatican newspaper,
L’Osservatore Romano,

deletes a reference to Jews’

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“It is therefore
particularly
disappointing,
that this text
doesn’t seem to
show any
sensitivity as to
how this new
text will be read
within Jewish
circles.”



Rabbi David Rosen

“blindness” and a call that
God “may lift the veil from
their hearts.”

An unofficial translation of
the new prayer reads: “Let us
pray for the Jews. May the
Lord Our God enlighten their

hearts so that they may .

acknowledge Jesus Christ, the
savior of all men.

”*Almighty and everlasting
God,“ it continues, ’you who
want all men to be saved and
to reach the awareness of the
truth, graciously grant that,
with the fullness of peoples
entering into' your church, all
Israel may be saved.“

Rosen, while saying he was
pleased that language he
found offensive was removed,
objected to the new prayer
because it specified that Jews
should find redemption specif-
ically in Christ. He noted that
the standard Mass, issued after
the liberalizations of the Sec-

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traditionalist Catholics

ond Vatican Council, also con-
tained a prayer for the Jews’
*redemption“ but did not
specifically invoke Christ,
stressing rather God’s origi-
nal covenant with Jews.

”Pope Benedict XVI really
does care about positive
Catholic-Jewish relations —
that I know for a fact,“ Rosen
said.

*It is therefore particularly
disappointing,“ he said, ”that
this text doesn’t seem to show
any sensitivity as to how this
new text.will be read within
Jewish circles.“

On the other side of the
debate, Kenneth J. Wolfe, a
columnist for the traditionalist
Catholic newspaper The Rem-
nant, said traditionalists would

have preferred no change at

all.

Wolfe said that the change
*rattles the cage of tradition-
alists“ and that it would prob-
ably make more difficult any
rapprochement with tradi-
tionalist groups like the Soci-
ety of St: Pius X, which rejects
the Second Vatican Council
and has appointed its own
bishops.

The full prayer also contains
calls for the conversions of
other groups, including Protes-
tants, Orthodox Christians
and pagans.

In discussing changes to the
prayer, Vatican officials have
said in the past that it is the
church’s right, believing in the
truth of Catholicism, to pray
for the salvation of all those
who do not believe.

The Vatican said the new
version of the prayer should
be used by the traditionalist
minority starting this Good
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deal where South, an ordinary, mun-
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monds by following a simple line of
play that eventually led him to an
extremely rare and highly satisfying
denouement.

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with dummy’s ace and played the ace
of trumps, on which East showed

pitched a heart, South would retain
the lead in dummy, mff a heart to
establish dunsary’s six and so win the
test ef the tricks.

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eagit of clubs on the jack of dia-
meonds, South would achieve the
idenfical result by overtaking the
jack of trumps with the king and mff-
ing the seven of clubs in dummy to
establish the ten. Either way, East
was a deceased duck.

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feelings for someone a secret, yo. ~
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ever you’re near him or her. Be your-
self, and you’re sure to win. Scorpio
plays an important role.

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relationship problem this week. «gm
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should be happy you’ve done the &
right thing. A special someone has a :
‘romantic evening planned.

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uneasy rest (7)

An article, note, for you (4)

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Where a peruke’s a common 2
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line (5)

In fairness, it’s possibly said to be
rough (7)

Brief experience of an altered state .
(5)

She’s less than devastating (3)
Difficult time struggling to reload (6)
One too apt to give infantile
imitations (7)

People providing information for an
essay (6)

Arrange dates in someone else's
place? (5)

Goddess making a vast difference
out East (5)

He raises some suggestions (3)

A disease, that is, appearing in scabs
(7)

Plant four on the 4th of July (3)
United in dealing with weeds (5)

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clouds your judgment. Don’t let your
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composer (5) Aslip up from someone's pal (5) < Last game (7) Obedient i 4Bxh7+ and 5 Qxd6 winning ; Ai
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Yesterday’ easy solutions

ACROSS: 3, Ralph 8, Motor 10, Aisle 11, Ban 12, Shark 13, For
sale 15, Cedar 18, Owe 19, Desire 21, Doleful 22, Main 23,
Read 24, Decider 26, Trader 29, Fig 31, Saner 32, Jupiter 34,
Civil 35, Man 36, Nomad 37, Meter 38, Lento

DOWN: 1, Robot 2, Monsoon 4, Ache 5, Parcel 6, Hikes 7,
Clear 9, Tar 12, Sleeper 14, Awl 16, Diver 17, Ready 19,
Dutiful 20, Emits 21, Divan 23, Regimen 24, Deride 25, Dip
27, Rayon 28, Decal 30, Renew 32, Jilt 33, Tat

Yesterday's cryptic solutions

ACROSS: 3, Stags 8, Wig-an 10, Ether 11, Nut 12, Se-I-ne 13,
Justice 15, Taste 18, Eva 19, Ordeal 21, Crybaby 22, E-yes 23,
Me-a-n 24, Met-ered 26, Extras 29, Cox 31, Arson 32, S-T-
oical 34, Dives 35, Cap 36, Cyril 37, Pa-NS-y 38, Nails
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V-E-sta 9, Gus 12, Scab-i.e.-s 14, !Y-y 16, Sewed 17, Eland 19,
Objects 20, Me-dea 21, Cents 23, Me-X-ic-an 24, Ma-nil-a
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ALL tenants in the Hurri-
cane Hole Plaza on Paradise
Island now have until the end
of February before their leas-
es run out, with several hav-
ing been granted extensions.

The leases were originally
scheduled to end at the end
of last month, but have since
been extended to the end of
February, Mike Cahill, the
manager of the News Cafe,
told Tribune Business.

His cafe and the Italian
eatery, Zio Gigis, had always
been granted the February
end deadline.

Mr Cahill ‘dismissed
rumours reaching Tribune
Business that Zio Gigi's
would have been relocating
to East Bay Street near the
Sailor’s Choice facility.

However, Mr Cahill said
neither business had yet
found a suitable location for
either of the popular eateries.

“We have nowhere to go,
so I do not know what we are
going to do,” he said. °

An ideal location for both
restaurants would need to
include sufficient parking and
an outside eating area, a
combination they have sim-
ply not been able to find.

Other tenants have also
been scrambling to find suit-
able alternative sites. Liquid
Desert recently told The Tri-
bune that they will shift to
East Bay Street and transfer
their employees to that loca-
tion. ‘Some tenants, such as
the First Caribbean Interna-
tional Bank branch, have
found alternative accommo-
dations at the shopping plaza
across the road or at Harbour
Bay

Kerzner International for-
mally took over ownership
of the shopping plaza on
June 1, 2007, and is to
expand it to create a second
Marina Village with con-
struction slated to begin
soon.

It is expected to be com-
pleted by the 2009 fourth
quarter.

The new upgraded facility



will include the Marina Vil- |

lage featuring shops and
restaurants and a timeshare
residential component. The
project is expected to create
800-900 jobs at peak con-
struction and 450-500 per-
manent jobs upon comple-
tion.

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BORCO deal delayed
by Stamp Tax wrangle

m@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE multi-million dollar sale of the
Bahamas Oil Refining Company Inter-
national (BORCO) to a US private equi-
ty fund has been delayed by the compa-
nies’ attempts to minimise the Stamp
Duty payable to the Bahamian govern-
ment from the deal, The Tribune can
reveal.

First Reserve, the world’s leading pri-
vate equity specialist in the energy indus-
try, with some $12.5 billion in assets
under management, has signed an agree-
ment in principle to purchase BORCO
from the Venezuelan state-owned oil
company, PDVSA.

S15 million resort
investors lose ‘security
for costs’ appeal

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

Both parties have been negotiating
with the Government over the amount of
Stamp Tax payable on the transaction,
and with talks dragging on it is likely that
First Reserve and PDVSA have had to
extend the completion deadline.

Multiple sources close to the deal have
told The Tribune that the Government,
through the Ministry of Finance, has now
“established” its position on the amount
of Stamp Duty due to it from BORCO’s
sale, and put this to the parties involved.

Their reaction is unknown, but indi-

Dispute left Great
Harbour Cay ‘suffering |
‘great hardship’ over
appellants’ alleged
failure to meet lease
terms and $1m in
payments

THE investors who launched
a legal battle over their $15 mil-
lion attempt to purchase a
Berry Islands resort have lost
their appeal to extend the time
in. Which they had to pay
$100,000: as security for costs,
the Court of Appeal noting that
Great Harbour Cay residents
were “suffering great hardship”
as a result of the courtroom
fight.

Appeal Justices Dame Joan
Sawyer, Hartman Longley and
Milton Ganpatsingh backed ex-
Supreme Court judge Jeanne
Thompson in finding that Mega
Management, the company
formed by Israeli investors Ben-
jamin Schmill and Moshe Mana,

whose properties include a
marina, fuel station, beach :
house and beach club, 18-hole

SEE page 9B

i reveal.

claim and failed to obey a court
order despite being in a posi-
tion to comply weeks earlier.
Mega Management had
appealed against Justice
Thompson’s January 30, 2007,
decision against extending the
time it had to comply with a
May 18, 2006, ‘unless’ order that
it pay a $100,000 bond as secu-
rity for the defendants costs
within 30 days of that date.
The court action relates to a
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Tribune Business Editor

: THE leading contender to
:; purchase the Hotel Corpora-
: tion of the Bahamas’ Light-
: house Yacht Club and Marina
: property is a US-based con-
struction firm called Scheck
Industries, The Tribune can

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cates the “chilling” impact the 2005 deci-
sion by the former PLP government to
introduce a 4 per cent Stamp Duty on
the assets of Bahamian businesses being
sold in mergers and acquisitions is having
on some deals.

One source told The Tribune: “First
Reserve is in négotiations with the Gov-
ernment on the Stamp Tax. They have an
agreement, I believe they have a deal in
principle, but have not concluded it.”

SEE page 11B.













confirmed to The Tribune that
Illinois-headquartered Scheck
Industries, which would
appear to be an unlikely pur-
chaser of a Bahamas-based
resort, as it is involved in high-
performance mechanical con-
struction, instrumentation and
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By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

SOME used car dealers have
been accused of defrauding the
Government of due import
duties and Stamp Tax by
importing vehicles in parts and
then reassembling them, some-
thing a Bahamas Chamber of
Commerce report said was
causing “unfair competition”
in the nation’s automobile sec-
tor. |

In its report to the Govern-
ment on Vexing Business
Issues, the Chamber said sev-
eral business executives had
raised concerns about the
“unregulated growth of used
car lots” and the increasing
importation of old-model used
cars.

The report suggested that
two used vehicles were import-
ed into the Bahamas for every
new model that came in, but
checks made by The Tribune
with several auto dealers sug-

| The Tribune wants to

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| are making news in

) their neighbourhoods.
Perhaps you are raising

| funds for a good cause,

| campaigning for

| improvements in the

| area or have won an
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gested that the ratio is proba-
bly closer to four old models
for every new one.

If the Chamber report’s esti-
mate of 3,400-4,000 new cars
being imported into the
Bahamas every year is.accu-
rate, this suggests that the
number of used model vehicle
imports is at least double that -
and possibly as high as 16,000 if
the four-to-one ratio is correct.

And, if true, that would
mean that up to 20,000 vehi-
cles are imported into the
Bahamas every year, further
adding to the congestion on
the streets and deteriorating
condition of road infrastruc-
ture.

The Bahamas Motor Deal-
ers Association’s (BMDA)
members, the Chamber report
said, had “expressed concerns
about lack of control over the
sale of used vehicles from ubiq-
uitous used car lots”.

It added: “Members

BUSINESS

an open secret that certain
used care dealers defraud the
Government. These importers
are known to strip vehicles,
import them as wrecks, import.
the parts separately, and then
reassemble the vehicles for sale
to the public.

“In addition to the unfair
competition it creates, the
Government loses consider-
able tax revenues. In cases of
wrecked vehicles, which are
not identified, but should be,
members of the general public
also suffer due to sale of dam-
aged vehicles.”

To control the number and
quality of vehicles on Bahami-
an streets, the Chamber report
recommended that the Gov-
ernment needed “to control
the importation of used cars
by placing .a reasonable age
limit on vehicles imported into
the country”.

When it came to traffic con-
gestion and its implications for
the Bahamas’ road infrastruc-

ture, the Chamber report

added: “The infrastructure is
designed to accommodate only
a limited number of vehicles,
both new and used. Business
leaders are concerned that the
unchecked importation, par-
ticularly of used vehicles, has




THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE | ,

Government. ‘defrauded’ through vehicle stripping 9

already led to and will contin-
ue to produce unacceptable
levels of traffic congestion.
“Substandard maintenance
of road infrastructure leads to
accelerated wear and tear on
vehicles. This raises the total
cost of ownership to the con-

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In the Estate of JACQUELINE J.M. DAUCHY,
late of the County of New York in the State of New
York, U.S.A. deceased.

Notice is hereby given that all persons having
andy claim or demand against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified in
writing to the undersigned on or before the 14th
day of February 2008 after which date the Attorney
by Power of Attorney will proceed to distribute the

assets having regard only to the claims of which he
shall then have had notice.

And take notice that all persons indebted to the
said Estate are requested to make full Settlement
on or before the date hereinbefore mentioned.

THE ROSE LAW FIRM
Power of Attorney for the Administrator
Chambers
Butlaw House, East Bay Street
P.O. Box N-3545
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On February 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of State instituted a new fee
schedule for passport services. Applicants will also have the option of ordering a
new Passport Card a low cost, limited use (land and sea only) alternative to the
Passport Book designed for those living along the border. In addition, the age for
which both parents must appear and sign a passport application on behalf of a
child will increase from 14 to 16 years old.

Fees are being adjusted to cover the cost the providing efficient and secure
passport services including infrastructure, technology and staff. The Passport
Execution fee collected by passport acceptance centers and U.S. consular sections.
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acceptance facility, passport agency or U.S. consular section abroad with
minor applicants under the age of 16 (up from age 14) and sign the application.

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exemption for Bahamian busi-
nessmen and financial services
executives travelling to Europe,
as current requirements to
obtain these documents are “a
true cost” for Bahamian com-
panies.

The Bahamas Chamber of

Commerce, in a report sent to
Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham and several of his fellow
Cabinet ministers, said round-
table sessions with Bahamian
businessmen to elicit problems
they had encountered in deal-
ing with the public sector had
prompted “numerous com-
plaints” over the visa issue.

Currently, with no European
Union (EU) members having
significant diplomatic repre-
sentation in the Bahamas, the
requirement that Bahamian
businessmen travelling to the
EU first obtain visas forces
them to travel or send passports
off abroad, usually to Miami or
Washington.

The Chamber's Vexing Busi-
ness Issues report said on the
issue: “Business persons wanti-

ng to travel to Europe are
inconvenienced by the require-
ment that they obtain a visa,
which is extremely difficult and
expensive to obtain.

“Tt usually involves either
incurring the cost (approxi-
mately $500) of flying to Miami,
renting a’car and staying
overnight, or ‘Fedexing’ one’s
passport to the relevant con-
sulate in Miami and being with-
out one’s passport for an unde-
termined amount of time (plus
the worry that your passport
may be lost or not returned in
time).”

Report

The report added: “This is a
nuisance, a time wasting incon-
venience, and a true cost for
those Bahamians in the finan-
cial sector who require visas
often to travel to Europe or
through Europe.. It also pre-
vents Bahamians from being
able to just pop on a plane and
be at a meeting in Europe the
next day, as is sometimes
required.

“The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs should aggressively pur-
sue a talked about possible
exemption for Bahamians to
obtain a visa to travel to
Europe. It is understood that
this possibility is real and the
business community wants to
ensure that the civil servants in

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
do no lose this opportunity.
“Tn fact, Bahamian business-
men said that our Ministry of
Foreign Affairs officials should
make it their mission to negoti-

ate the removal of visa require-.

ments from most countries
where Bahamians require visas.

“After all, we are a wealthy
nation, a small nation, a peace-
ful nation, and a nation whose
citizens rarely emigrate and, if
they do, it is in such small num-
bers that it is not material. So,
getting our country removed
from the list of countries requir-
ing visas should be relatively
straightforward and an ‘easy
sell’.”

The Chamber report found
that public sector reform was a
key issue for many companies,
given that “attitudes, lack of
responsiveness and poor quali-
ty service” all led to “general
frustrations in getting business
done in the Bahamas”.

“With regard to taxes, there
is no sense of enforcement,”
the Chamber report said.

“Property taxes are largely
unpaid until the property is
sold. The national insurance
fund only collects 60 per cent of
what it is due, and business

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er questioned to verify their
correctness. There is no penal-
ty for late payment.

“Inefficiencies and poor ser-
vice standards hurt both busi-
ness and government. Multiple
members drew reference to
experiences with property tax-
es.

“They continued to get real
property tax bills for land that
they had already sold. Sadly,
these notices continued to come
year after year, despite writing
to the appropriate government
agency. Moreover, when the
bill is not paid, there is no fol-
low-up. Cynicism builds and
government loses more credi-
bility.”

To enhance the Governmen-
t’s collection of revenue due to
it, the Chamber report suggest-
ed that staff in tax-collecting
and generating agencies receive
performance-based compensa-
tion as opposed to a fixed
salary.

It was also suggested that the
Government sell accounts
receivables, or taxes and duties
owed to it, to collection agen-
cies and commercial banks,
leaving them “with the hassles
of collecting”.

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NOTICE

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NOTICE

PRINCIPESSA INVESTMENT LTD. GIMEL CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of GIMEL CORP. has been com-

pleted; a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and

A financial institution seeks an Accountant.
Candidates must have at least 3 years experience
in accounting in the financial industry with sound
knowledge of but not limited to:

LTD. has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has
been issued and the Company has therefore been struck | the Company has therefore been struck off the Register.
off the Register. ,
Formulating budgets

Managing Accounts Receivables and
Payables

Preparation of monthly and annual
financial reports and statements
Preparation of bank reconciliations and
various general ledger accounts to the sub
ledgers

Co-ordinate the annual audit with external
auditors and preparation of the necessary
schedules

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VENICE GULF RIVER CORP.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

INDIGO INLET INDUSTRIES LIMITED
~ (In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 3rd day of January
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-
7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act
2000, the dissolution of VENICE GULF RIVER CORP.
has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the
Register.

Please forward resume before

February 18, 2008 to P.O. Box N-7544 code

(Liquidator)

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 5B



[Re TU STN aa Ea
20-day work permit
turnaround time is

urged by businesses

‘Open-ended’ approval timeframe Causes uncertainty
that ‘costs companies financially and competitively’

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Department of Immi-
gration should decide whether
to approve properly completed
work permit applications within
20 days of their receipt, Bahami-
an businessmen have urged, as
such a deadline would remove
* the uncertainty that “costs com-
panies financially and competi-
tively”.

There is no current timeframe
in which the Department of
Immigration must approve or
decline work permit applica-
tions, and the open-ended,
undefined nature of this process
was cited as having negative
consequences by business exec-

utives supplying feedback to the |

Chamber of Commerce.

In its paper on Vexing Busi-
ness Issues when dealing with
public sector agencies, which has
been submitted to the Prime
Minister and several Cabinet
ministers, the Chamber warned
that a protracted work permit
approval process meant
Bahamian businesses risked los-
ing skilled expatriate labour to
other jurisdictions where the
procedures were more friendly.

The Chamber report said:
“When offering a job to a for-
eign worker, especially those
that are skilled or who are in
the middle to upper middle
management areas, businesses
are unable to inform the suc-
cessful applicant how long he or
she will have to wait before their
work permit is approved or dis-
approved. ;

“This uncertainty costs busi-
nesses both financially and com-
pe..tively. Having incurred the
cost of attracting and interview-
ing an interested applicant, the
business ends up losing that
applicant to another business
in another jurisdiction not bur-
dened down by a work permit
process that is typically too long
and always uncertain.”

â„¢T- remedy the situation, the

Chamber suggested: “Complet:’

ed work permit applications
whose fee, if approved, will
exceed $2,000, should either be
approved or disapproved in 20
business days so all parties con-
cerned will know, with a greater
degree of certainty, how long
the process will take.”

Other concerns related to the
renewal of work permits, the
Chamber report saying its mem-
bers felt the process was “too
long” and “far too cumbersome
and inefficient” given that much
of the necessary information
was already contained in
Department of Immigration files
through the first application.

“Because of the length of the
process and the resulting uncer-
tainties, there is considerable
pressure on companies to not
play: by the rules. The level of
delay imposed on business is
considerable,” the Chamber
report warned in relation to
work permit renewals.

Advocating that technology

be used to speed up processing
of work permit applications, the
Chamber suggested that renew-
al applications needed, at most,
an employer’s letter, police cer-
tificate and photo of the appli-
cant.

Urging that work permits be
granted for two to three years,
rather than just one, to reduce
the burden imposed on the
Immigration Department by the
volume of renewal applications,
the report advocated again that
a decision on all properly com-
pleted renewal applications be
taken within 20 days of receipt.

Further problems were
caused by Permit to Reside
applications for spouses of expa-
triate workers on work permits,
the Chamber report said.

“The process should be sim-
ple and it is far from it, Chamber
members who hire an expatriate

worker whose spouse must

accompany them, complain that
the Department requests the
same information each year
when the information is already
in the file from the previous
year,” the report said.

“This is truly a nuisance issue.
Countless hours are lost in the
application and follow-up
process by the employee (whose
partner is affected) or by some-
one else on the company’s pay-
roll.

“When an employee’s work
permit is approved, his/her
spouse’s permit to reside in the
Bahamas should automatically
be approved for the same time
period. In addition, the require-
ments to renew a spouse’s per-
mit should only require a cur-
rent police certificate from the
Royal Bahamas Police Force
(RBPF), and maybe a new pic-
ture that should accompany the
employee’s work permit when
it is put in for renewal.”

Businesses experienced fur-
ther costs and inefficiencies
because work permit applica-
tion forms were often incom-
plete as to the Immigration
Department’s requirements. In
addition, the Chamber report
said the department’s officers
often requested information that
was not on the form.

“Processing of certain appli-
cations ought to be accommo-
dated online, requiring only
minimal in-person visits to the
department. When required,
such visits should be scheduled,”
the Chamber report suggested.

“At a minimum, and on an
immediate basis, the Depart-
ment of Immigration should
update its application forms
reflecting the current require-
ments, and they should have the
forms placed online so that they
can be downloaded by poten-
tial applicants anywhere in the
world.”

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TRIBUNE,
February 7th, 2008

Lot No. 1056
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

| All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft,
Â¥ being lot no. 1056 of the subdivision known as
Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated
in the southern district of New providence
Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single
4 family residence consisting of approximately
1,205 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms with closets, 2-bathroom, linen closet,
living, dining rooms, kitchen and covered front porch. the land is'slightly elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept.

Appraisal: $144,977.00

Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at thatch Palm Street, turn left
onto Rosewood Street, the subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue

trimmed white.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It
is ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The
site may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state.
It is covered with low brush and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous
to the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40

The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of.the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres.

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

All that lot of land having an area of 10,498 sq ft, being lot B, between the subdivision known as Rock Crusher
and in the vicinity of Perpall Tract situated in the western district of New Providence, Bahamas. This property
is Zoned. multi family/single family. Also located on this property is a structure comprising of a duplex at
foundation level under construction, and consisting of approximately 1,566 sq. ft. of enclosed living space with
a patio consisting of 270, sq. ft. the starter bars are in place and foundation poured.

Appraisal: $97,214.00

Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the PL.P. headquarters, go about midways through
to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain
linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

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

Appraisal: $41,275.00

For conditions of sale and other information contact
_ Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or
Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851
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LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $40,000.00 |

The property has an area of 13,027 square feet or .30 of an acre.

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00

Alf that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21, Albacore |
Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening Glade |

| Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580 sq. ft. |
| and zoned as multi-family residential.

LOT No. 20, BLOCK 4, UNIT 3
FORTUNE POINT SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $38,000.00||

All that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq. ft. being lot No.
20, Block 1 Unit 3 of the Subdivision known and designated as Fortune
Point Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Duplex property zoning with
a rectangle shape.

| LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00

| Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #48 -~ Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
| Located on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

FAMILY ISLANDS

ABACO Appraisal: $75,000.00

PORTION OF MURPHY TOWN CROWN
ALLOTMENT, MURPHY TOWN, ABACO.

The property is 89 x 100 ft 2
and rectangular in shape. The
land is elevated
approximately 15 ft above
road level and approximately
25 ft above sea _ level.
Located on this property is a
twenty-year-old three
bedroom, two bathroom, }
living, dining, kitchen and
laundry room house. The
structure requires much
attention.

GOSH HHASOOHHHRADEOHHROHTHOEHAADE

EXUMA

DUPLEX IN LOT 6625 |
BAHAMA SOUND No. 8, EAST, EXUMA

Trapezium shaped lot 35 ft. °°
above sea level comprising
10,000 sq. ft. Situated thereon is
a 10-year-old single storey
duplex, 2 bed, 1 bath, kitchen,
living/dining area and _ porch.
(Building is in need of repairs).

Appraisal: $170,000.00



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CASTELRAG ESTATES, LOTS 129 & 130
EXUMA HARBOUR SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $673,075.00

The subject property is located

on Kingway Road and is ,
developed with an area of len
20,000 square feet. Situated ae
thereon is a_ residence ‘''!!
comprised of 3,645 square feet
of living accommodations,
inclusive of 4 bedrooms, 2
baths, with laundry and utility ©
spaces and a two bedroom one |
bath quest cottage of 600 “ 8 S
square feet. The property is fenced with white picket fencing and has a
Gazebo at the highest portion of the property.













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ELEUTHERA
NORTH PALMETTO POINT

All that piece parcel or lot of land
and improvements situated to the
West of the Settlement of North ~~ ~
Palmetto Point, on the Island of ‘
Eleuthera. The total area_ is
approximately 8,118 square feet. \
Situated on the property is a 26- |
year-old building, comprising
approximately 1,263 square feet of
enclosed living space and a ( “ Au’ ANE
basement area of 144 square feet. MOM QA
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, kite
room, and beauty parlour (an additional 480 square feet).

Appraisal: $134,822.00





PARCEL OF LAND, PALMETTO POINT :
ELEUTHERA Appraisal: $112,105.00

All that piece, parcel or lot of land 2,743 feet East of the junction of the
Palmetto Point road and main Eleuthera Mighway containing 2.45 acres.
This site encompasses a 28-year-old single storey concrete structure of |}
approximately 832 square feet of enclosed floor space inclusive of shop
space and rest room facilities.





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MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES

Lot No. 130, St. Andrews Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 8,100 sq ft, being
lot no. 130, of the subdivision known and designated
as st. andrews beach estates, the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence,
Bahamas. located on the subject property is a structure
comprising of anapproximately 12yr old duplex,
Appraisal: $245,237.00
Traveling east on yamacraw hill road take the third corner
right. with sign for st andrews beach estates, then take
first left, then first right, the subject property is the 2nd
property on the left side painted beige trimmed orange.

Lot No. 3 Yamacraw
Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot
no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year.

Appraisal: $313,016.00











Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.

Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
é BLOCK NO. 45,
SHORES
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7'-4” wide by 20’-
0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of
enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden parch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $151,007.00
This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

LOT NO. 1 WESTERN SHORES
All that lot of land having an area of 7,389 sq. ft., being
lot #1 of the Subdivision known as Western Shores Phase
ll, the said Subdivision situated in the Western District of
New Providence, Bahamas. Located on the subject property
is a single structure comprising of a single family residence
consisting of approximately 2,430 sq. ft. of enclosed living
space. The residence comprises of 3-bedroom with closets,
2 1/2 bathrooms, living/dining rooms, study, kitchen, utility
room, porch and enclosed garage with electronic door. The
land appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the
possibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods
of the year. The grounds are fairly well kept with
improvements including driveway, walkway and swimming
pool. The yard is enclosed with walls.

Appraisal: $753,570.00
Traveling west on West Bay Street. Go pass Orange Hill and Indigo Subdivisions, the house is located on the left near
Tusculum Subdivision and painted all white.





(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

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



DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)
3 two bed, 1 bath fourplex 9,000 sq. ft., lot no. 18b with
an area for a small shop. Age 12 years the land is a portion
of one of the Dundas Town Crown Allotment parcels
stretching from Forest Drive to Front Street, being just
under a quarter acre in size and on the lowside. A concrete
block structure, with asphalt shingle roof and L-shape in
design with a total length of 70x26 ft, plus 50 x 22 ft.,
2,920 sq. ft., the interior walls are concrete blocks, ceiling
is sheet rock and the floors of vinyl tiles. :
. Appraisal: $265,225.00



- LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS

All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New

yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to
ee oO -| be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
BED eae ec =| during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly
: ; = kept, with improvements including parking area, walking
pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00 :
Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take
first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London
Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is
an‘L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.












Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25°



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated
on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and
comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft., this site
encompasses a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen
with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex —
1 was built in accordance with the plan and specification as
E ~ ——— approved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry
Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The
land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring.
APPRAISAL: $153,521.00



LOT NO. 1490 GOLDEN GATES SECTION 2
All that lot of land having an area of 6,000 sq. ft.
being lot no. 1490 of the subdivision known and
designated as Golden Gates, the said subdivision
situated in the southwestern district of New
Providence, bahamas. This property is comprised
of a 25 yer old single family residence consisting of
approximately 2,480 sq. ft. of enclosed living space
with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living, dining
rooms and kitchen. The land is on a grade and level,
however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated
to disallow the posibility of flooding during annual heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept, ith improvements
including driveway, walkway and low shrubs. Yard is enclosed on one side wth a 5 foot chain linked fencing and a low cement

block wall to the front.

Appraisal: $162,400.00 :
Traveling west on Carmichael Road turn left then right onto the service road opposite Bahamas Faith Ministries Complex, then
first left again after passing clico and pre-school. The subject house is the 6th house left painted green trimmed white.

Must Sell Lot No. 597
All that lot of land having an area of 3,200 sq ft, being lot 597
Melvern Road of the subdivision known as Yellow Elder Gardens,
the said subdivision is situated in the southern district of New
Providence Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 26 yr old
single family residence consisting of approximately 1,510 sq. ft
of enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms including master bedroom,
2-bathrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and utility room. The
residence also consists of a front porch and two patios.

The land is on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during
annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly kept, with
improvements including driveway and walkway. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing.

; Appraisal: $133,395.00 ‘ ‘
Traveling west along Melvern Road from the sport center road, follow the road to the left. the subject property is the 5th property
left situated between Zris Court and Richie Court, painted White trimmed yellow.



HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity,
water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $112,000.00.
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

KENNEDY SUBDIVISION (NASSAU)
Lot no. 21 all utilities available 10 year old single story
house, 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, living room, dining area,
family room, kitchen, study, laundry and an entry porch.
Appraisal: $188,406.00

Heading west along Soldier Road take main entrance to
Kennedy Subdivision on the left, then take the 1st corner
on the left then 1st right, house is second on your right
with garage.



LOT NO. 382 WINTON MEADOWS

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being
lot No. 382 situated in the subdivision known as Winton Meadows, the
said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.

| Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
r ‘yg 3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front

_ foom, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of
maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garder/storage shed, which is located in the
backyard.-The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block, walls that are topped with metal railings,
and metal gates at the front and back. é

APPRAISAL: $365,000.00

Traveling east on Prince Charles Drive, pass the streetlight at Fox Hill Road until you get to Meadows Boulevard, turn right onto Meadows
Boulevard, go south and take the 4th left, then 1st right. The subject house is the 2nd house on the left side painted beige trimmed white.

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Investment Opportunity Must Sell Lot No. 217
Pinewood Gardens Subdivision
All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being Lot
No. 217 of the Subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the
said subdivision situated in the Southern District of New
Providence Bahamas. Located on this property is a structure
comprising of an approximately 20 yr old single family residence
consisting of 992 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-
bedrooms, 1-bathroom, living/dining rooms, kitchen, drive
way and walk way. The land is on a grade and level and
appears to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. The grounds are fairly kept and yard is open.
Appraisal: $127,988.00

/ Traveling south on East Street to the junction of Soldier
Road, make a left at the light then turn right into Kennedy Subdivision, go all the way to T-junction, turn right then first
left then right again toward Mount Tabor Church building, after passing Mount Tabor take first left (sapodilla blvd), the
subject house is about 400 yards on the right painted yellow trimmed green, with green and white door.

VACANT PROPERTIES

Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated
in the Eastern District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family

- single family.
Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

All that parcel or lot of vacant land containing 10,000 (80’X 100’) sq. ft. being Lot No. 9, Block 2, Island Harbour Beach
Subdivision situated the western most portion of the Hermitage Estate, Little Exuma Bahamas. The property is located
on an unpaved road known as Stocking Road. The property also has a commanding view of the ocean.

Appraisal: $80,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 44,714 sq. ft., and designated “E” which forms a portion of land
known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory Town on the island
of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:-
Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 393.13
hundredth ft.; outwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 402.57 hundredth ft; eastwardly
by the main Queen’s Highway and running thereon for a distance of 109.73 hundredth ft; westwardly by land now or
formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running thereon for a distance of 110.75 hundredth ft. this property having
an area of approximately 44,714 sq. ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet,
peaceful and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or tract of land containing 1 acre situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement of Gregory
Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting
as follows:- Northwestwardly by the main Queens Highway and is running thereon for a distance of 125.462 feet
northwestwardly by the land now of formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for a distance of 390.274
hundredth ft.; southwestwardly by a 30’ wide road reservation and running thereon for a distance of 128.128 hundredth
ft; southeastwardly by the land now or formerly the property of the Venor and running thereon for a distance of 322.955
hundredth ft. This property having an area of approximately 44,847.76 sq. ft. This neighbourhood is zoned commercial
development and is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,421.00
This lot is vacant land and is located in the area known as “Mutton Fish Point”

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section
b, of Rainbow Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens ,
Highway, and 137.02 ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and
services available.
Appraisal: $37, 440.00

Investment Opportunity - Must Sell
Lot No. 20, Block 1 unit 3 Fortune Point Subdivision all that lot of vacant land having an area of 12,650 sq ft,
being Lot No.20 block 1 unit 3 of the subdivision known and designated as fortune point subdivision Freeport,
Grand Bahama.. duplex property zoning with a rectangle shape.
: Appraisal: $38,000.00

LOT NO. 10B, PALMETTO POINT
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land containing 9,000 sq. ft., and being Lot No. 10B situated North of Ingraham’s
Pond and Eastwardly of North Palmetto Point, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas, and is bounded and abutting as follows:- on the north by Lot No. 3B and running thereon for a distance of (90)
ft; on the East by Lot No. 11B and running thereon for a distance of (100) ft; on the south by a 20’ wide road reservation
and running thereon (90) ft on the west by Lot No. 9B running thereon for a distance of (100) Ft, the said Lot is overgrown
with shrubs and is in close proximity of a white sandy beach. This neighborhood is zoned residential development and
is quiet and peaceful with a topography of approximately 50ft and because of this there is no danger of flooding. The area
is approximately 80% developed with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $72,000.00

MUTTON FISH POINT NORTH ELEUTHERA
All that piece, parcel or lot of vacant land and improvements containing approximately 44,587 sq. ft. and designated “F”
which forms a portion of land known as “Mutton Fish Point” situated about two miles northwestward of the settlement
of Gregory Town on the island of Eleuthera, one of the islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and bounded and
abutting as follows:- Northwardly by the land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited, and running thereon for
a distance of 383.56 hundredth ft; southwardly by land now or formerly the property of Caridon Limited and running
thereon for a distance of 393-19 hundredth ft. eastwardly by the main Queen's Highway and running thereon for a distance
of 113.40 hundredth ft. westwardly by land now or formerly the property of Coridon Limited and running thereon for a
distance of 113.40 hundredth ft. this neighbourhood is zoned commercial/residential development and is quiet, peaceful
and has a topography of approximately 2 ft. with all utilities and services available.
APPRAISAL: $51,276.00

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Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip.white@scotiabank.com or Harry Collie @ 502-3034 ¢ email harry.collie@scotiabank.com * Fax 356-3851

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NEW PROVIDENCE

SANDYPORT Appraisal: $300,000.00 ©
All that lot of land having an area of 9,626 square feet, being lot number 40,
of the subdivision known as SandyPort, situate in the Western District of
New Providence. The property is irregular in shape, is on a level grade and
zoned as single family residential. An electrical connection outlet is located
near the property. The property is located on Sandy Port Drive just on the
bend before Governor’s Cay on the Southern Side of the road.



NEW PROVIDENCE

Lot #12 DAISY MANOR © Appraisal: $82,376.80 :

Subject property contains 5,979
sq ft. Situated thereon is a 14
year oid single family residence
containing 773 sq ft of enclosed
living space. This includes two
bedrooms, one bathroom, living |
and dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room. ; ees
Directions: Travelling west on Boyd Road, turn into Franklyn Avenue,
turn right at the T-junction, turn left at the second T junction, house is
the second property on the left white trimmed with burgandy.

Providence.

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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00










All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District
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feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000 | CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA
The building is 75% completed and comprises five pee eetue and a | & BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT,
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Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into yd eg iy

Westridge, take the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject
property will be about the seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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12,225 square feet, being lot #18 Block
#27 of the subdivision known as Venice
Bay Annex, situate in the Western
District of New Providence. The
property is on a level grade and zoned
as multi family residential. Located on <«
the subject property is a cluster. of
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses
about 80% completed and designated “~~

All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the |
subdivision known and designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section 4 |
sq | Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a structure
‘\|comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers approximately (3,058) |
square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms, 2-bathroom with private

,| Jacuzzi in master bath, spacious living and dining room, full service kitchen, a
laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen and storage closet. The
property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated chain-link fence runs along
the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot wall, with 5 foot pillars at
front with electronic gate.



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units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porch of 200 square feet.
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heading South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardi, turn

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Lot No. 17 ALLEN’S DRIVE ;
CARMICHAEL ROAD Appraisal: $171,000.00

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Allen’s Drive, follow the bend. The subject property is on the right shortly | FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00 |
after passing the bend, aquamarine trimmed deep green. The subject lot is ,
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on _ this
property is a single story
single family -dweiling of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
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WINTON MEADOWS Lot 248 Appraisal: $264,000.00

4 All that lot of land having an area
{of approximately 8,179 square
‘feet, being lot 248 of the
in subdivision known as Winton
»|Meadows. Located thereon is a
single storey, single family | . : 7 :
residence of approximately 1,378 |© ~~ SEG f kitchen, a family room with
ee adjoining laundry and
square feet of enclosed living as
‘Space with three bedrooms, two | Storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
bathrooms, living and dining auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in

rooms and kitchen. Ventillation is by central air-conditioning and ceiling | Closet and private bathroom,
fans.
Directions: Take Yamacraw Hill Road, to corner that takes you into

Winton Meadows, make first, left, subject property is second on left eos
side, painted lavender trimmed white. Lot 96 HUDSON ESTATES Appraisal: $116,190.00

GERALD BARTLETTE ESTATES Appraisal: $129,000.00 | —-
Lot 21 - OFF COWPEN ROAD si daa iain

All that lot of land having an area
of 4,875 square feet being lot 21 of
the subdivision known as Gerald
Bartlette Estates. Located on this
property is a structure comprising
a 6-year-old single family residence
of approximately 1,004 square feet
of enclosed living space with two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living, ‘
utility, dining rooms and kitchen. “ SSSA

Directions: Travelling South on Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single family
Baillou Hill Rd., turn Right onto Cowpen Rd. at the traffic light. Proceed West. | dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living space. This includes, a
Take the second corner on the Right (Gerald Bartlette Subdivision). Subject living, dining and laundry room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two
property is the third below the hill, painted white trimmed green. bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

FAITH AVENUE & CARMICHAEL ROAD |
Lot 1B - Appraisal: $286,000.00

The property is located near the
Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road
junction. ,
The neighbourhood consists of ,.
Single Family, MultiFamily, and ¢
Commercial Business. Located
thereon is an 18 year old single
family dwelling consisting three &
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living,
dining, utility and storage rooms
and kitchen.

“FOR CONDITIONS OF SALE AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION GONTACT:
HARRY COLLIE @ 502-3034 — E-mail harry.collie@scotiabank.com or

PHILIP WHITE @ 502-3077 — E-mail philipwhite@scotiabank.com
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PROPERTIES LISTED FOR SALE

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

HOUSES/APARTMENTS/COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS



(401) Lots#17 & #18 Crown Allot-
ments, Love Hill Settlement,
Andros. Containing a two sto-
rey residence. Appraised value
$100,000.

(806) Lots#1 & #2, Block 3 witha
parcel situated between Lot #1,
Block 3, containing a 4 bedr6om
condominium - Sunset View Villas,
West Bay Street. Appraised value
$750,000.

(806) Lot#13, Block#4 of Coral
Waterways, Section One, Coral
Harbour, N.P. with two houses
and aswimming pool, #312 New
Providence bounded northwardly
by a canal or waterway of the said
Subdivision known as Flamingo
waterway and running 102.004 ft
eastwardly by lot #14 and 146.145
ft southwardly by a reservation for
a private road. Appraised value
$530,000.

(433) Lot#27 of Village Allotment
#14 in the Eastern District, con-
taining residence situated on
Denver Street off Parkgate Road
in the Ann’s Town Constituency,
New Providence. Property size
2,500 sqft Building size 990 sq ft
Appraised value $50,000.

(304) Lot#2, Block#8, Steward
Rd, Coral Heights East Sub-
division situated in Western
District of New Providence -approx
size 8,800 sq ft with a split level
containing 2 bed, 2 bath, living,
dining & family rooms, kitchen
and utility room. Approx size of
building 2,658 sq ft. Appraised
value: $322;752.

(902) Lot#14, Block#23 (125ft
x 80ft) situated Rainbow Bay,
Eleuthera containing a one
storey house with 2 bed,
1 bath, kitchen, living room and
2 linen closets. Appraised value
$89,998.

(902) Lot of land 94 x 94 x 150 x
150 on Queens Highway just south
of Palmetto Point with a two sto-
rey stone building containing two
apartments. Each unit has 3 bed,
2 1/2 bath, kitchen, living room
and 3 linen closets. Appraised
value $287,209.

(100) Developed property
Pinder's, Long Island containing

a split level Mediterranean ‘style ~
home with kitchen, living room...

dining room, master bed and
bath, two guest rooms, full and
half guest bathroom on lower

(565) Vacant lot #5 located Eleu-
thera Island Shores, Seaside Drive
Section B, Block #15, Eleuthera,
Bahamas. 9,691 sqft. Appraised
value $27,619.92.

(902) 0.281 acre of vacant land off
Queen's Highway in the settlement
of Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera.
- Appraised value $31,320. ,

(800) Vacant property located
Bahamia South. Block 16 lot 9A,
Freeport, Grand Bahama consist-
ing of 24,829.20sqft. Appraised value
$52,000

(565) Vacant Lot #9 (11,406.65 sq.
ft.) situated in Mango Lane Sec-
tion “B” Block #15, Eleuthera Island
Shores on the Island of Eleuthera.
Appraised value $50,189.

(701) Undeveloped lot #149. Sea-
fan Lane, Lucayan Beach Subdivi-
sion. Grand Bahama, 18750 sqft.
Appraised value: TBA

COMMERCIAL

BANKING CENTRE

Tel: 242-356-8568
(800) Mrs. Monique Crawford
(802) Mr. Brian Knowles

(805) Mr. Jerome Pinder

(806) Mrs Lois Hollis

(807) Mr. Lester Cox

(808) Mrs. DaShann Clare-Paul
PALMDALE SHOPPING
CENTRE BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-4426/9

or 242-302-3800

(201) Ms. Nicola Walker

(202) Mr. Frank Dean

(203) Mrs. Cedricka Clarke
NASSAU INT’L AIRPORT

Tel: 242-377-7179

(433) Mrs. Suzette Hall-Moss
GOVERNOR’S HARBOUR,
ELEUTHERA

Tel: 242-332-2856/8

(902) Mr. Brian Hanna
HARBOUR ISLAND BRANCH
Tel: 242-333-2230

(901) Ms. Velderine Laroda



level. Also garage and breezeway
—a gross area 4,212 sqft. Kitchen-
ette, master bedroom and bath
and front entry porch features the
upper level, gross area of 780 sqft.
Porches all around the concrete
structure which is 90% complete.
Appraised value $650,000.

(400) Property situated in Cala-
bash Bay on the Island of Andros.
75 ft x 150 ft and containing ther-
eon a small grocery store 480 sqft
and an incomplete 3 bed 2 bath
house 900 sqft. Appraised value
$65,000.

(702) Lot#20 with residential prop-
erty located Skyline Heights, N.P.
Appraised value $280,000.

(400) Lot #14 situated in the set-
tlement of Love Hill on the Island
of Andros totaling 20,000 sqft.
Property contains a two storey
5 bed, 3 bath residence. Appraised
value $185,000.

(902) Lot containing 3 bed, 2
bath residence situated in the
settlement of Governor's Har-
bour bounded northwardly by a
19ft road and running thereon
50ft eastwardly and running
thereon 100ft southwardly and
50 ft westwardly. Appraised value
$90,000. :

(902) Lot (8,000 sqft) situated
Sand’s Alley, North Palmetto
Point with incomplete triplex (con-
crete structure — belt course 2,529.6
sqft). Appraised value $49,414.



(105) Lot containing two storey
building. with 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath
residence, and 30 ft x 86 ft situated
Bailey Town, North Bimini.
Appraised value $235,000.

(203) Lot B - 50ft x115.73 ft situ-
ated on the north side of Shell Fish
Road, being the third lot west of
Fire Trail Road and east of Ham-
ster Road with a one half duplex
residential premises. Appraised
value TBA.

(701) Lot#16 in Block #16
in Section 3 of the Subdivi-
sion called and known as Sea
Breeze Estates situated in
_the Eastern District of New
Providence. Property con-
tains a3 bed, 2 bath residence.
“Appraised'value $277,000!"

(701) Lot of land being #11
in Block#10 on a plan of
allotments laid out by Village
Estates Limited and filed in



VACANT PROPERTIES

(402) Lot 89, Block 7 Aberdeen Drive,
Bahamia West Replat Subdivision,
Freeport, Grand Bahama, consist-
ing of 12,100 sqft. Appraised value
$51,000.

(902) Lot #46, Block #32, Baha-
mia. Section 1X Freeport, Grand
Bahama 90 ft wide along Stratford
Way and 150 ft along Stratford Court.
Appraised value $26,000.

(723) Vacant lot #20 comprising a
portion of the Murphy Town Crown
Allotment #72 situated in Murphy
Town, Abaco Bahamas.
Appraised value $18,000.00



(724) Vacant lot #67A of Section 2
of the said Subdivision known as
“Whale Point Estates” in the vicinity
of Bottom Harbour and extending
from Whale Point to Cotton Hole in
the Northern section of the Island
of Eleuthera. Appraised value
$36,000

OFFICERS

ANDROS TOWN

Tel: 242-368-2071

(400) Mrs. Rose Bethel

NASSAU MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-8700

(701) Mrs. Stephanie Saunders

(702) Ms. Cherelle *
Martinborough

JFK DRIVE BRANCH

Tel: 242-325-4711

(401) Mr. James Strachan

(402) Mrs. Chandra Gilbert

PRINCE CHARLES

SHOPPING CENTRE

Tel: 242-393-7505/8

(501) Mr. Keith Lloyd

(505) Ms. Patricia Russell

CABLE BEACH

Tel: 242-327-6077

(466) Mrs. Winnifred Roberts

MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO

Tel: 242-367-2420

(908) Mr. Antonio Eyma

(909) Mrs. Sylvia Poitier

(910) Mrs. Vanessa Scott _

BIMINI BRANCH

Tel: 242-347-3031

(105) Mr. Kermit Curry

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the Dept of Land & Surveys
as #142 N.P. and situated in the
Eastern District of New Provi-
dence. Property contains 3 bed,
2 bath residence. Appraised
value $165,000.

(565) Lot#1018 in Golden Gates
Estates #2 Sub situated in the
Southwestern District of the island
of New Providence containing a
single storey private residence
3 bed, 2 bath: Property approx
size 6,000 sq ft. Building approx
size 2,400 sq ft. Appraised value
$173,176.

(902) Lot of land containing res-
idence in North Palmetto Point
Eleuthera. Appraised value: TBA

(902) Lot of land containing a 2
storey 7 bed/2 bath single fam-
ily residence (2,234squarefeet)
located of Queens Highway in
Tarpum Bay Eleuthera. Appraised

(902) Lot#31 situated at the
intersection of Albert & Victoria
Streets in Hatchet Bay contain-
ing a 2 storey concrete building
with an incomplete 2bed 1 bath
apt and store downstairs. Prop-
erty approx 2250 sqft. Appraised
value $65,000.

(902) Lot containing commer-
cial building housing a sports
bar, restaurant and a 2 storey
commercial building on Queens
Highway Tarpum Bay Eleuthera.
Value $180,000.

(808) Lot # 3 Block 24 in the
Centreville Subdivision . Build-
ing #109/Eastern side of Collins
Avenue . Comprising commercial
2,800 sq feet commercial building.
Appraised value $582,000

(108) Single Family Lot #5 Block
#5 Unit #1 Devonshire. Appraised
value TBA

(902) Lot #17 Block 7 in section “A”
of Eleuthera Island Shores Subdi-
vision Northwest of Hatchet Bay
containing a 3 bed/2 bath house.
Appraised value $99,000.00

(601) Lot #17 located Village
Allotment with fourplex — value
- $500,000

(901) Lot #32 containing 4 bedroom
2bath concrete structure located
Triana Shores Harbour Island,
Eleuthera. Property size 80’ x 120’
x 80’ 120 feet . Appraised valued at
$ 332,735.

(108) Single Family Lot #57 Blck7
# Chesapeake Subdivision (no util-
ities), Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Appraised value$18,000.

(108) Single Family Lot #5 Block
#21 Leicester County (no utilities),
Freeport, Grand Bahama. Appraised
value $6,000.

(101) Tourist Commercial Canal
Lot #71 Silver Cove Subdivision,
Freeport Grand Bahama. Appraised
value $175,000

(902) Vacant Lots #’s 5 &6 in Block3
of Club Estates Subdivision located
North of Rock Sound Eleuthera com-
prising of 1.48 acres. Appraised value
$55,000.00

(902) Vacant lot of land situated
in South Palmetto Point Eleuthera
measuring 97x127x82x121.
Appraised value $38,000.00

GRAY’S, LONG ISLAND

Tel: 242-337-0101

(100) Mrs Lucy Wells

LOAN COLLECTION CENTRE

Tel: 242-394-3560

(716) Mrs. Ingrid Simon

(717) Mrs. Nancy Swaby

(723) Ms. Deidre King

(724) Mrs. Faye Higgs

(725) Ms. Marguerite Johnson

(565) Mrs. Catherine Davis

MACKEY STREET

Tel: 242-393-3097

(601) Mrs. Anastacia Knowles

BAY & VICTORIA BRANCH

Tel: 242-322-2451/3

(301) Ms. Thyra Johnson

(303) Mr. Desmond McIntosh

(304) Mrs. Alicia Thompson

FREEPORT, MAIN BRANCH

Tel: 242-352-6631/2

(101) Ms. Garnell Frith

(103) Mrs. Damita Newbold-
Cartwright

(108) Ms. Sylvie Carey





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Andros resort

FROM page one

Cabinet.

The Fresh Creek, Andros
property continues to be a
millstone around the neck of
the Government, Hotel Cor-
poration and Bahamian tax-
payers, losing on average
between $40,000-$50,000 per
month. Over a year, that
translates into between
$480,000 to $600,000.

Brent Symonette, the
Deputy Prime Minister, pre-
viously told the Tribune that
the recommended applica-
tion by an investor group he
did not name was considered
by the Hotel Corporation
and its Board as the most
suitable one to date.

He confirmed the Gov-
ernment was in the process
of selling the Lighthouse

10,000 ASUE

From: February-November

Legit and Reliable
Contracts Provided
Weekly

$62.50 a week = $2,500.00
$125.00 a week = $5,000.00
$187.50 a week = $7,500.00
$250.00 a week = $10,000.00
Monthly

$250.00 a month = $2,000.00
$500.00 a month = $5,000.00
$750.00 a month = $7,500.00
$1,000.00 a month = $10,000.00

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Yacht Club and Marina,
having so far looked at sev-
eral applications to purchase
the club.

The Lighthouse Yacht
Club and Marina sits amid
4,400 acres of land in Andros
that is also owned by the
Hotel Corporation, making
the resort a potentially valu-
able real estate development
site. The property includes
a 20-slip marina, beach
frontage, a 20-room hotel,
employs 25 persons and
occupies some 12 acres of
land.

Its average occupancy is
usually around 35 per cent,
and the Lighthouse Yacht
Club and Marina has been
an acknowledged loss maker
for the Hotel Corporation
for years.

A tour by the Corpora-
tion’s Board last year noted
that the resort’s roofs need-
ed replacing, there were
leaks in water lines and,air
conditioning malfunctions,
and electrical failures at the
marina.

As at December 31, 2004,
the appraised value of the
Lighthouse Yacht Club and
Marina’s buildings was
pegged at $2.314 million,
with the land valued at
$400,000 and furniture, fix-
tures and equipment valued
at $528,173. Yet allowing for
depreciation, the net book
value of the resort’s build-
ings was reduced to $1.547
million.

The wisdom of the Gov-
ernment existing the hotel

business is confirmed by the
Hotel Corporation’s annual
accounts, the most recent
available being for 2004,
which showed that through
its sustained annual losses it
had cost the Government
and Bahamian taxpayer
some $286 million over 30-
years.

For the year to December
31, 2004, the Hotel Corpo-
ration fell to an $11.821 mil-
lion net loss, which still rep-
resented an improvement on
the previous year’s $16.776
million loss. For 2004, the
operating loss improved to
$968,582, compared to the
previous year’s $6.575 mil-
lion.
The accounts tabled by Mr
Symonette revealed that for
the financial years 2002,
2001, and 2000, the Hotel
Corporation had produced
net losses of $12.08 million,
$7.889 million and $2.259
million.

This is likely to prompt
many Bahamians to wonder
what useful purpose is
served by the Hotel Corpo-
ration’s continued existence,
especially once the Light-
house Yacht Club and Mari-
na is sold, since then it will
no longer own any resorts.
It still, though, owns some
3,000 acres of land in
Eleuthera that continues to
interest developers, and both
the former PLP administra-
tion and the current one
have talked about convert-
ing it into a Tourism Devel-
opment Corporation. ,

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited
INVITATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Royal Island (Bahamas
and Residential Projec

positions:

Limited. the developers of the Royal Island Resort
, Just off North Eleuthera wish to fill the following

Project Superintendent of Site Infrastructure

This position will oversee the construction efforts of the underground
infrastructure systems for Royal Island. These systems include: electrical,

mechanical.
sanitary utilities.

Responsibilities & duties include the following:

plumbing, communications, gas distribution, water, and

Effective coordination for installation of underground utilities within the
various components of the development.
Coordinate activities with other contractors and suppliers.

Monitor schedule with General Superintendent and Project Scheduler.
Coordinate inspections.

Supervise contractors and their performance.
Participate in weekly construction meetings.
Prepare daily construction reports.

Maintain jobsite safety.

Qualifications and Experience:

The individual must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of trade
experience in the underground infrastructure occupations. Candidate
must have experience in working with design consultants, architects. and
engineers in the industry. Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership
and excellent communication skills.

Project Manager - Residential Development

This position will oversee the design. development and construction
efforts related to the Residential Build-out of Royal Island. The successful
candidate will manage both the schedule an
this project and coordinate the design and construction consulting and

contracting firms.

Qualifications and Experience:
The individual must have a minimum of fifteen years of senior
management experience In the design. construction and development
on long term residential construction projects. This candidate must have
experience in working with design consultants, architects, and engineers

in the industry.

budget associated with

Applicant must demonstrate strong leadership skills and possess a
Masters Degree in Construction Engineering or similar.

The successful candidates will be required to reside at Eleuthera.

Interested persons should submit their resumes with cover letter to:

Fax to: (954) 745-4399
r

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Email to:aileen.miller@royalislandbahamas.com

Royal Island (Bahamas) Limited thanks all applicants for their interest.
however only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


THE TRIBUNE



FROM page one

golf course, oceanfront lots and
several valuable tracts of land.
The dispute erupted in Feb-

ruary 2004, with Mr Schmill’s -

much-publicised attempt to
reclaim the Great Harbour
Cay property from the Fender
family, whose members
accounted for most of the
defendants in the action.

Referring to the substantive
issues in the dispute, Dame
Joan Sawyer said it boiled
down to whether Mega Man-
agement had the right “to be in
possession of a large portion
of valuable property in Great
Harbour Cay, one of the Berry
Islands”.

Mega Management had sued
the Fenders, Southward Ven-
tures Depository Trust, Pen-
telle Investments, and Pristine
Resorts for possession of these
properties through a 10-year
lease, which it alleged was exe-
cuted in 2000 at $7,000 a
month.

Dame Joan recalled that the
trustees for Southward Ven-
tures Depository Trust granted
the lease originally to Mega
Mangement. That agreement
was allegedly for Mega Man-
agement to manage the resort
properties as a prelude to their
purchase in a $15 million deal.

Under the sales agreement,
the Court of Appeal judge-
ment recorded, the land con-
veyances and share certificates
- for Pentelle Investments and
Pristine Resorts - were given to
Bahamian attorney E. Dawson
Roberts to be held in escrow
pending payment of the pur-
chase price.

Any default would see these
documents returned to the
Fenders, something Dame
Joan said was still “a live
issue”. She added: “There is a
dispute as to whether there
was a default and as to
whether the escrow documents
were handed over to the pur-
chasers.”

Dame Joan wrote: “[Mega
Management’s] case is that it is

$15 million resort investors
lose ‘security for costs’ appeal

controlled by Mr Mana. The
lease was given to [Mega Man-
agement] to facilitate Mr Man-
a’s occupation of the property
pending completion of the sale.

“(Mega Management] failed
to pay outgoings in connection
with the lease totalling $1 mil-
lion. On the basis of that
breach, the Fenders re-entered
the property. Justice Thomp-
son heard an ex-parte applica-
tion and granted an injunction
[to Mega Management] which
was extended at an inter-partes
hearing.”

Pentelle Investments was
subsequently named in a later
document as the Great Har-
-bour Cay resort’s owner,
adopting the terms of the lease
originally agreed with Mega
Management, with Pristine

Resorts named as landlord.

Eventually, on October 9,
2001, Southward Ventures
Depository Trust sold the land
to Pentelle Investments.

This first prompted Mega
Management to file its writ.

Following the injunctions
granted by Justice Thompson,
the Fenders’ attorney wrote to
Mega Management on June
15, 2005, requesting security
for costs. The judge ordered
that the company pay
$100,000, either as a bond or
cash, on March 2, 2006,
although no timeframe for
compliance was set.

While Mega Management
transferred $100,000 to the
account of its current attorney,
Damien Gomez, in the week
of March 20, 2006, it then
instructed him to pay the secu-
rity for costs as a bond, rather
than use this sum.

Then, before the bond was
posted, a dispute arose
between Mega Management
and its attorneys over the fees
the latter were owed for work
already done.

not be extended.......

The May 18, 2006, ‘unless’
order gave Mega Management
30 days to comply with the
security for costs order. The
security for costs was only paid
into court on June. 21, 2006, a
delay attributed by Mr Gomez
to difficulties in contacting his
Israeli clients and “the fact that
the Head Office of Royal
Bank of Canada, which had
earlier agreed to issue a bond
for that purpose, had subse-
quently added the further con-
dition that counsel for the
appellant should guarantee the
bank’s commitment under such
bond”.

Mega Management’s attor-
neys argued that the non-com-
pliance with the ‘unless’ order
was not deliberate, but due in
part to the distance between
the Bahamas and Mega Man-
agement’s principals.

Dame Joan noted in her
judgement that when Mega
Management first filed its writ
in 2004, the lease had six years
to run, and when the ‘unless’
order was made, less than half
its tenure was left.

“Those thoughts then led me
to consider what the effect of
extending the time and allow-
ing the action by the appellants
to continue to trial would have
on the Fenders as well as the
community of Great Harbour
Cay which, it was said, is suf-
fering great hardship because
of the alleged failures of [Mega
Management] to observe. its
covenants in that lease,” Dame
Joan ruled.

“IT cannot say that the
learned Judge erred in princi-
ple or made any mistake as to
material facts in coming to the
conclusion that the time should

The Fenders were repre-
sented by Brian Simms,
head of litigation at Lennox
Paton.

18oa5

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 9B

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 11B



FROM page one

This was confirmed by anoth-
er source with inside knowledge
of the BORCO sales process.
They said: “My contacts tell me
that the Government has estab-
lished a position, a position on
the Stamp Duty, and put it to
the parties. | know the Gov-
ernment’s position is estab-
lished.”

First Reserve remains in pole
position to purchase BORCO,
though, the difficulty for any
other bidders. being the exis-
tence of a signed sales agree-
ment, which makes it difficult
for them to force their way into
the action.

The source confirmed: “The
concern for any other bidder
would be that First Reserve has
a: previous position with the sell-
ers. They have established an
agreement that may need to be
extended.”

Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, confirmed to
The Tribune yesterday that the
Government had spoken with
First Reserve and
BORCO/PDVSA on the Stamp
Tax issue, detailing the amount
the Ministry of Finance felt was
payable to the Treasury.

Hinting that there were dif-
ferences between the Govern-
ment and the parties involved in
the BORCO transaction, Mr
Laing said: “No negotiations
have been taking place on this

issue. We have made an assess- °

ment on what the amount of
Stamp Tax payable is, and that’s
where it stands.

“We've spoken to them
about the Stamp Tax issue to
the extent they have a view on
and we have a view on it.

“We have made an assess-
ment on what Stamp Tax is due
on the transaction. It’s always
understandable that businesses
want to limit their tax liabili-
ties, but our tax assessments are
based on law.”

Mr Laing said that in situa-
tions such as the BORCO sale,
the two parties involved could
decide to pay the Stamp Tax
jointly, or one side could
assume the entire liability.

The Tribune was told that
Ehurd Cunningham, secretary
for revenue in the Ministry of
Finance, had been one of the
key figures on the Government
side in talks over the BORCO
transaction.

When contacted by this news-
paper on the situation yester-
day, Mr Cunningham said: “I













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BORCO deal

am not able to make any com-
ment on that at all.”

The former PLP administra-
tion introduced a 4 per cent
Stamp Tax on the assets of all
Bahamian companies sold in
mergers and acquisitions in its
2005-2006 Budget, believing the
move would enhance govern-
ment revenues, plug loopholes
relating to land and property
sales, and create an equitable
tax structure.

Cash, investment securities

‘ held and bank deposits are

exempt from the 4 per cent levy,
but taxable assets include equip-
ment, plant,.receivables and
goodwill.

Prior to the 4 per cent levy’s
introduction, when a Bahamas-
based business was sold, Stamp
Duty was only payable on land
and real estate assets involved
at the normal 10 per cent rate.
That 10 per cent rate on real
estate still applies.

When the 4 per cent Stamp
Duty was introduced it sparked
a flurry of concerns from
accountants and the business
community, who felt it did not
take into account the financial
health of the companies and
should be levied net of liabili-
ties.

Others pointed out that the 4
per cent Stamp Duty’s imple-
mentation would raise transac-
tion costs in the Bahamas, and
effectively acted as a tax on

‘commercial transactions.

Most large mergers and
acquisitions were financed by
various forms of debt financ-
ing, the buyers having only min-
imal equity, and the 4 per cent
Stamp Duty meant they would
a.so have to find the extra
wherewithal to pay government
taxes - something that might act
as a ‘deal breaker’ and ‘deal
killer’.

First Reserve has offices in
London, Houston and Con-
necticut. The 25 year-old com-
pany, backed by institutional
investors such as pension funds,
endowments and foundations,
invests exclusively in the energy
industry but was said not to
have been among the initial bid-
ders for BORCO when it was
put up for sale by PDVSA, the
state-owned Venezuelan oil
company.

It is unclear what the BOR-
CO purchase price is, although

The Tribune has heard multi- .

ple figures - $600-$700 million,
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It seems likely that PDVSA
would receive between $600-
$700 million, with any higher
amount earmarked for upgrad-
ing and expanding BORCO’s
existing oil storage facilities and
infrastructure.

There is little prospect of
First Reserve restarting BOR-
CO’s oil refining capabilities,
which were ‘mothballed’ in the
mid-1980s when PDVSA took
over the company completely
by purchasing Chevron’s 50 per
centstake. ~

The refinery had been closed
in 1985 amid a global oil supply
gut, and a $2 billion investment
was estimated as being required
to restart refining with capacity
for 500,000 barrels of oil per
day.

Instead, sources have sug-
gested that First Reserve will
be more interested in expanding
BORCO’s existing storage and
bunkering capacity by adding
more tanks, exploiting the 208
acres of the company’s 500-acre
site that have never been devel-
oped.

BORCO currently has stor-
age capacity for about 20 mil-
lion barrels, PDVSA having.
invested $40 million in 2001 to
upgrade and repair its 73 tanks.

The BORCO complex also
features two jetties and six deep
sea berths, the facility acting as
a ‘break bulk’ destination,
where large oil shipments are
broken down into smaller con-
signments for onward delivery.

The company employs about
105 Grand Bahama-based staff,
plus another 50 contractors. It
pays about $1 million per
annum to lease the seabed from
the Government.

First Reserve’s latest fund for
energy investing closed in July
2006 after raising $7.8 billion.
Since 1992, it has completed 60
business purchases, investing
$3.5 billion of equity in trans-
actions that have a total cumu-
lative value of $10 billion.

According to the company’s
website, it targets investments
of between $100 million to $500
million in energy companies
with values ranging from $300
million to $4 billion.

The energy sectors it targets
are manufacturing and services,
such as drilling services and
wellhead manufacturers, energy
infrastructure and energy
reserves.

Its portfolio companies

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MERLINE MOCOMBE of PRISON
END, DEAD CAT ALLEY, P.O. BOX-SS 5951, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES

ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

SANDBACH COMPANY LIMITE

In Voluntary liquidation :

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
SANDBACH COMPANY LIMITED has been dissolved and
struck off the Register according to the Certificate of Dissolution
issued by the Registrar General on the 4th day of December, 2007.

LUIS PINEYRUA PITTALUGA
Juncal 1305, Office 2201,
Montevideo, Uruguay
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THE year 2007 stood out
as the second worst on record
for delayed, diverted, and
canceled arriving flights at
Logan International Airport
and other airports nation-
wide, according to federal
data released Tuesday.

Only 69.68 percent of
Logan’s flights and 73.42 per-
cent of the nation’s arrived
on time last year, according

‘to the Department of Trans-

portation. Performance fared
worse only in 2000, when the
on-time arrival rate reached
65.54 percent at Logan and
72.59 percent nationwide. _

On-time arrival rates have
slipped every year since 2002,
as more planes took to the
skies nationally and late-
arriving aircraft sent delays
rippling throughout the net-
work. Aviation analysts don’t
expect conditions to improve
soon.

” Air travel is now mass
transit” rather than an elite
mode of transportation, said

Calyon Securities analyst Ray
Neidl. *Most complaints are
still due to late flights, and
the government is probably
more to blame than the air-
lines” because it hasn’t
upgraded the antiquated air
traffic control system.

The government has been
trying to modernize the
nation’s air traffic control
system, which determines
how many planes can safely
fly through the sky at once,
by switching to a cutting-edge
satellite navigation system
that can help ease delays. *

A Federal Aviation
Administration spokesman
declined to comment on air
traffic control and referred
questions to the Bureau of
Transportation Statistics,
which compiles the airline
data. The bureau spokesman
pointed to data showing
weather caused 34 percent to
45 percent of the nation’s
delayed flights last year.

The Massachusetts Port
Authority, which runs Logan,
also blamed Mother Nature
for its worsening perfor-
mance. Last December, 64.2
percent of the airport’s flights














PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, DENISE SHARELINE COX of
the Southern District of the Island of New Providence, one of
the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, intend to
change my name to JANET DENISE SHARELINE COX. If there are
any objections to this change of name by Deed Poll, you may
write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box
N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days after the
date of publication of this notice.












Legal Notice

NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
~ ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WINDSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED

In Voluntary liquidation

“Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act (No. 45 of 2000),
WINDSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 5th day of Febru-
ary, 2008.

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Rue De Carteret, St. Helier
Jersey, Channel Islands
Liquidator

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Properties (approx.2 acres each) located
on both sides of the only road
heading into eight mile rock from
Freeport (on the boundary), $500,000
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Contact Tel: 357-8840 or 427-0205

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that STEPHEN GODFREY DICKSON
of WEST BAY STREET, CB-12724, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 31ST day of January, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
‘Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOHN H. BAKER of 9A CAVE
POINT, P.O. BOX-SS 4447, NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying
to the Minister resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and
that any person who knows any reason why registration/
naturalization should not be granted, should send a written
and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight days from

| the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas. ‘



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that DOROTHY P. BAKER of 9A
CAVE POINT, P.O. BOX-N 4447, NASSAU, BAHAMAS,
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Citizenship, for registrationmaturalization as a citizen of The
Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.



arrived on time - down from
76.3 percent in December
2006 - and 67.7 percent of
flights departed on time -
falling from 78.5 percent of
departing flights in the same
month the prior year. *
”December 2007 was the
second snowiest December
on record,” Massport
spokesman Richard Walsh
said. It’s also important to
note that last winter, Boston
Logan did not receive its first
snowfall until February.”

Annual

As for Logan’s annual slip-
page, Walsh added, ”Boston
Logan mimics the nation, and
delays have increased nation-
ally. At Logan, our airspace
is connected through New
York, the most congested air-
space in the nation.”

But Logan’s cancellation
rate ran slightly ahead of the
nation’s. At the Boston air-
port, 3.36 percent of flights
were canceled last year, rising
from 2.54 percent the year
before, according to federal
data. Nationally, 2.16 percent
of flights were scratched in
2007, up from 1.71 percent in
2006.

Among them was Neil
Bergquist’s Boston-to-Mil-
waukee flight on Midwest
Express Airlines to spend
Christmas with his parents.

waukee airport, he rebooked
on a United Airlines flight

. headed for Chicago’s O’Hare

International Airport.

*It took me over 48 hours
from the time I was expected
to get there to the time I
actually got there,” said the
29-year-old Brighton resi-
dent. Bergquist was lucky.

Flights last year on average
ran 80 percent full, leaving
little room to accommodate
last-minute passengers,
including ones who missed
their connecting flights or got
bumped. Nationally, airlines
bumped 1.12 passengers per
10,000 in 2007, up from 1 per
10,000 in 2006 - rates analysts
say are low.

Still, upset customers aren’t
keeping quiet. Last year, they
filed 13,168 complaints with
the government about airline
service, up 58.2 percent from
the prior year.

The grievances can encom-
pass anything from flight
delays to lost luggage.
Reports of mishandled bags
remained low but nudged up
a bit last year to 7.03 reports
per 1,000 passengers, com-
pared to 6.73 reports per
1,000 passengers in 2006.

*It won’t get better” this
year, predicted Michael
Boyd, the president of the
Boyd Group Inc., an airline
consultancy in Evergreen,
Colo., ’because the FAA has





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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, JADEN ANTONIO LEKO
ADDERLEY of Western District of the Island of New Providence
one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas,
intend to change my name to JADEN ANTONIO LEKO ROKER. If
there are any objections to this changé of name by Deed Poll,
you may write such objections to the Chief Passport Officer,
P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (80) days
after the date of publication of this notice.











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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALIOS PIERRE of SEA BREEZE,
NASSAU, BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a
citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any
reason why registration/ naturalization should not be granted,

should send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 31ST day of January, 2008 to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N-
7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYNALD OLIBRICE of
P.O. Box AB-20779, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 31ST day of
JANUARY 2008 to the Minister eeponee for Nationality
and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that LELAWATTEE MANOO-
RAHMING of SOUTH OCEAN, P.O. BOX-CB 11678, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality
and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of
The Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should send
a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight
days from the 7TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.
THE TRIBUNE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 13B



BTC launches

digital voice
net

B By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE Bahamas Telecom-
munications Company (BTC)
has launched digital voice mail
for its residential and small
business customers, aiming to
provide them with the conve-
nience of moving away from
traditional answering
machines.

Marlon Johnson, BTC’s
vice-president for marketing,
sales and business develop-
ment, said: “Voicemail pro-
vides 6ur customers with the
flexibility to check their mes-
sages while away from their
homes or offices.”

He added that “customers
do not need to have any fur-
ther devices, equipment which
they would have to set or
reset. The voicemail is opera-
tional even if the telephone
device itself becomes faulty”.

Mr Johnson told The Tri-










PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, VENISE
MARIA VERCINA of PO. Box N-10647, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change my name to VENISE
MARIA NORALUS. If there are any objections to this
change of name by Deed Poll, you may write such
objections to the Chief Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-
742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than thirty (30) days
after the date of publication of this notice.

bune that BTC was always
looking at ways to increase
customer options.

He said that while the com-
pany always sought to max-
imise revenue streams, the
voicemail addition was minor
and really designed to add val-
ue to the customer experi-
ence.

“It will only be a small rev-
enue increase,” he explained.

Voicemail is now available
at $3 for residential customers
and $4 for small office cus-
tomers. Activation fees are
free until the end of March
2008, and all customers that
sign up for Voicemail before
June 30, 2008, will receive one
month free after 60 days of
service.

The voicemail service will
be available for customers in
Grand Bahama and the
remaining Family Islands in
the next few months.

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Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND HOUSING

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the post of District
Superintendent, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and
Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

(i) A Bachelor’s degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

(ii) A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience;

(iii) A minimum of at least three years excellent administrative experience as a
Principal or Vice Principal preferably at both primary and secondary schools;

The successful candidates will be expected to:

(i) serve’as the chief administrator of the school district and the principal advisor on
district matters to the Ministry of Education; ;

(ii) ensure that all aspects of the school district operations comply with Ministry of
_ _Education’s policies and regulations,

(iii) have a high level of administrative competence, interpersonal, organizational and
communication skills and be a strong team motivator;

(iv) be committed to improving the quality of education, evaluating student progress and
creating a conducive learning environment in district schools;

Specific duties of the post include:

(i) advising school administrators on all aspects of school organization, administration
and supervision; ,

(ii) evaluating district needs and recommending an action plan, inclusive of goals,
objectives and priorities to the Ministry of Education;

(iii) ensuring implementation of all Ministry of Education approved curriculum and
inclusion of mandated programme mes and assessment procedures;

(iv) overseeing school facility management, the maintenance of the physical plant and
ensuring the efficient use of district resources in the daily operations of schools.

(iv) organizing further educational programme mes by liaising with tertiary institutions at
home and abroad;

(v) facilitating purchase, delivery and distribution of supplies and equipment;

(vi) liaising with relevant persons to ensure efficient and effective management of the
District.

(vii) co-ordinating professional development of staff, evaluating staff performance and

developing guidelines for improved monitoring of instructional programme mes.
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The salary of the post is in Scale SED1 - $43,800 x 700 - $50,800 per annum.

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Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish-to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject ‘to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that. they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY. OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the position of Principal
Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Youth,
Sports and Culture for the. beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution,
e A minimum of ten (10) years successful teaching experience,

e Training and post graduate training in school administration and supervision,

e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal Grade ‘A’ Secondary school .

The successful candidates will:

e be required to assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities.

e be committed to the philosophy of education; *

e possess evidence of leadership ability;

e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

© be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

student development;

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e bea team player

Specific duties of the post include:

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e managing students behaviour;

e supervising curriculum development;

° providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

e promoting academic and professional development of staff
e budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e scheduling internal and external examinations,

e co-coordinating special programme s;

© promoting a productive relationship among teachers, parents and the wider community.

The salary of the post is in Scale S] - $41,800 x 700 - $48,800 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

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Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the éxercise. Le

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas, .

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service’ Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position
of Principal, Grade ‘A’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

e A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience.

e A minimum of three years experience as Vice Principal Grade ‘A’ Primary or Grade ‘B’
Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with particular emphasis
on promoting and supervising activities. :

e be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centered learning environment;

e work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

e have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

e have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures;

Specific duties of the post include:

@ leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
activities;

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

e communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school; :

e establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

e supervising instructional programmes of the school ensuring that they address students
needs, interests and skill levels;

e overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale $2 - $39,800 x 700 - $46,800 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in, their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department sO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

MM

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL CENTRAL SECONDARY (FAMILY ISLAND)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the post of Principal
Central Secondary, (Family Island), in the Department of Education, Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post:
(1) A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
(2) A minimum of ten (10) years teaching experience;
(3) Training and post graduate training in school administration and supervision,

(4) A minimum of three (3) years experience at the level of Senior Assistant or higher at a
Secondary School.

The successful candidate will:

e be fata: to assume professional and administrative leadership of the
school, with particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities;

e be committed to the philosophy of education;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and
techniques which contribute to student development; and P

e bea team player.
Specific duties of the post include:
“* organizing and supervising schedules;
“* managing students behaviour;
** supervising curriculum development,
“* providing clinical supervision of teachers;

“> evaluating the performance of support staff;

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¢* budgetary planning and resource allocation;

“* scheduling internal and external examinations;

** co-ordinating special programmes; and

* promoting a productive relationship among teachers,
parents and the wider community.

The salary of the post is in Scale S3 - $38,500 x 700 - $44,800 per annum. .

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result

in their disqualification from the exercise. '
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Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘B’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT-OF EDUCATION) '
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians t iti inci
: 0 fill the position of Principal, Grade ‘B’
Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Educati (
y School, ; cation, Youth, S
the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year. . : : amar:

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
e¢ Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience
e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School or

e Aminimum o i i : ‘ :
Schosl oe f three years experience as a Senior Master/Mistress of a Grade ‘A’ Primary

e A minimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will:

e be required to assume professional and administrati i i
¢ U C tative leadership of the sch
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities, : ee

° be committed to the philosophy of education;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
° possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

° be knowled ilizi Se Ns ;
mn Sea decenee capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

e bea team player

e be expected to work on the Family Islands.

Specific duties of the post include:

° organizing and supervising schedules; . -

® supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;
® managing student behaviour:

¢ supervising curriculum development;

® providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff:

° initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.
The salary of the post is in scale S4 - $37,800 x 700 - $44,100 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of

academic qualifications, experience and positi i i i
‘ mic ! positions held, to their letter. Failure to
in their disqualification from the exercise, ee ee

Successful candidates are Subject to posting th h
oe p g throughout The Commonwealth of The

Applicants must submit letters of interest and su i i

' pporting documents through their Head of
Department so. that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
NEW PROVIDENCE
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified Bahamians to fill the position of Vice
Principal, Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post
e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;

e A minimum of ten years successful teaching experience;

e A minimum of three years administrative experience:as a Senior Master/Mistress in a Grade
‘A’ Secondary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;
e becommitted to the philosophy of education;

* possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to
student development; ;

e bea team player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the principal in the following
arees: ‘

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;
e supervising curriculum development;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

© promoting academic and professional development of staff;

e budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e scheduling internal and external examinations;

¢ promoting and coordinating special programmes.



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The salary of the post is in scale S4 $37,800 X 700 - $44,100 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide

same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The

Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill -
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
‘ MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Vice Principal, Grade ‘A’ Primary School in the Department of Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution.
e A minimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience

.e A minimum of three years experience as a Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School or

© A minimum of three years experience as a Senior Master/Mistress of a Grade ‘A’ Primary
School or ;

e A minimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

e becommitted to the philosophy of education;

¢ possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to
student development;

e bea team player;

e be expected to work on the Family Islands.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following
areas:

e organizing and supervising schedules;

e supervising the implementation of programmes to prove students’ performance/outcome;
e managing student behaviour;

e supervising curriculum development;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;
e initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.
The salary of the post is in scale S5 - $36,400 X 700 - $42,700 per eaaant
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant ~
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to
provide same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas,

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘C’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
‘(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Principal, Grade ‘C’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

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e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved i
institution;

e A minimum of seven years successful teaching experience.

e Aminimum of 3 years experience as a Vice Principal Grade ‘C’ Primary, Principal of
Grade ‘D’ Primary School or Senior Master/Mistress Grade ‘B’ Primary School.

The successful candidates will: |

e be required to assume professional and administrative leadership of the school, with | ,
particular emphasis on promoting and supervising activities. LY

e be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures »
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centered learning environment,

e work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

e have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

e have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures; ;

Specific duties of the post include:

e leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
’ activities;

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

e communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school;

e establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for .
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

® supervising instructional programmes of the school, ensuring that they address students’
needs, interests and skill levels;

e Overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale S6 - $35,700 x 700 - $42,000 per annum.
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GOVERNMENT NOTICES / PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department SO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
VACANCY FOR SENIOR MASTER/SENIOR MISTRESS
GRADE ‘A’ SECONDARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Senior Master/Mistress Grade ‘A’ Secondary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry
of Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;

e A minimum of seven years successful teaching experience;

e A minimum of two years experience at the level of Administrator, Level I: Head of
Department, Grade Level Head. ;

; ., Successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the school’s administrative team in instructional and administrative leadership
e possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute

es to student development;

e bea team player.

val Specific duties of the post include:

e assisting with designing, developing and supervising the implementation of programmes
to improve student performance/outcome;

e assisting with supervising curriculum development;
e assisting with the managing of student behaviour;

e assisting with the clinical supervision of teachers;

cok e assisting with evaluating the performance of teaching and support staff;

e coordinating special activities;

e assisting with the scheduling of internal and external examinations.

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The salary of the post is in Scale $6 $35,700 x 700 - $42,000 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

<<" Tpterested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
-“““they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant

“ proof of academic’ qualifications, éxperiétce and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide

# same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

rt

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. ,

' Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of

: Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill _

: Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

& : Secretary

' Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL

CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

| | Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position

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of Vice Principal, Central Secondary School, Family Island, Department of Education,
: Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic
year.

Requirements for the post:

e ABachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution;
e Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience;

© A minimum of three years administrative experience as a Seni i i
en y pe! Senior Me Mietes in a Central

| Successful candidates will be expected to:

le assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;
@ be committed to the philosophy of education;
/@ possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills;

;® be knowledgeable and capable of utilizi i i i
ae oe capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute to

,e beateam player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following

; .® organizing and supervising schedules;

je supervising the implementation of programmes to improve students performance/outcome;
‘© managing student behaviour;

® supervising curriculum development;

; © providing clinical supervision of teachers;

¢ evaluating the performance of support staff:

® promoting academic and professional development of staff;

| @ budgetary planning and resource allocation;

, © scheduling internal and external examinations;

, © Promoting and coordinating special programme mes

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The salary of the post is in scale S6 $35,700 X 700 - $42,000 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant

, proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide

, Same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. :

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘B’
PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION).
MINISTRY OF YOUTH, SPORTS AND HOUSING

Lette.s of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Vice Principal, Grade ‘B’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of

« Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution; :

e Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience;
e A minimum of two years administrative experience as a Senior Master/Mistress in a
Grade ‘C’ Primary School; ‘
or
‘e A minimum of two years administrative experience as a Principal, Grade ‘D’ School .
The successful candidate will be expected to:
e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

e possess excellent leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills; —

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute
to student development;

e bea team player.

Specific duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the
following areas:

© organizing and supervising schedules, assignments, records, and procedures;

e designing, developing and supervising the implementation of programme mes to improve
students’ performance/outcome; .

e supervising curriculum development;

e managing student behaviour;

e providing assistance and guidance to Levels I & II Administrators;

e providing clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of support staff;

e. budgetary planning and resource allocation;

e coordinating special activities;

e scheduling internal and external examinations.
The salary of the post is in scale S6 -$35,700 x 700 -.$42,000 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads.of Departments.
Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.
Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas. ;
Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of

Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission
’

VACANCY FOR PRINCIPAL GRADE ‘D’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Principal Grade ‘D’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of Education,
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year.
Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution; °

e A minimum of seven years teaching experience;

e Aminimum of three years experience at the level of Senior Master/Mistress Grades ‘B’,
‘C’, or ‘D* Primary School.

The successful candidates will be expected to:

¢ be responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations and procedures
of the Ministry of Education to ensure a safe, child-centred learning environment;

® work collaboratively to maintain effective school/community relationships;

® have excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills and the ability to
motivate staff;

© have extensive experience in scheduling, programme development and evaluation
procedures;

Specific duties of the post include:

e leading the development, implementation and evaluation of all school programmes and
activities; :

e providing and supervising an effective discipline system;

‘© communicating with the Superintendent regularly about the needs, successes and general
operation of the school;

® establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all staff and students for
academic performance and responsible behaviour;

© supervising instructional programmes of the school ensuring that they address students
needs, interests and skill levels;

e Overseeing financial and personnel management, procurement and distribution of
resource materials and the maintenance of healthy and safe facilities.

The salary of the post is in scale S9 - $31,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments,
Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result
in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit letters of interest and supporting documents through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary; Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission :

VACANCY FOR SENIOR MASTER/MISTRESS
GRADE ‘A’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE
Letters of interest are invited from suitably qualified serving Bahamians to fill the position of
Senior Master/Mistress, Grade ‘A’ Primary School, in the Department of Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year .

‘Requirements for the post
e ABachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved
institution;
e Aminimum of seven (7) years teaching experience;

e A minimum of two years experience at the level of Administrator, Level 1, Team Leader
or Grade Level Head, Principal/Vice Principal Grade ‘C’ Primary School.

Successful candidates will be expected to:
e. assist the school’s administrative team in instructional and administrative leadership;
e possess evidence of leadership ability;
e possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeable and capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which contribute -
to student development; ‘

e bea team player. $
Specific duties of the post include:

e assisting with the designing, developing and supervising of the implementation of
programmes to improve student performance/outcome;

e assisting with supervising curriculum development;

e assisting with the management of student behaviour;

e assisting with clinical supervision of teachers;

e evaluating the performance of teaching and support staff;

e assisting with the coordination of special activities;

e assisting with the scheduling of internal and external examinations,

The salary of the post is in Scale $9 $31,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which they
_wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant proof of
* academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter. Failure to provide same may result

in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas.

Applicants must submit lettersof interest, and ‘supporting documents ‘through their Head of
Department so that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15. February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

VACANCY FOR VICE PRINCIPAL
GRADE ‘C’ PRIMARY SCHOOL
(DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND CULTURE

Letters of interest are invited from Suitably qualified Bahamians tg fill the position of Vice

Principal Grdde ‘C’ Primary School, in the Department of Educati eg :
, on, Mini f Ed
Youth, Sports and Culture for the beginning of the 2008/2009 academic year. Pt ae ee

Requirements for the post

e A Bachelor’s Degree and professional teaching qualifications from an approved institution,
¢ Aminimum of at least ten years successful teaching experience,

e Aminimum of thre ; inistrati i ; ‘
Leader or Year te e years administrative experience as Senior Master/Mistress, Team

.¢ Aminimum of three years experience as a Principal of a Grade ‘D’ Primary School.
The successful candidates will be expected to:

e assist the Principal in all aspects of instructional and administrative leadership;

¢ be committed to the philosophy of education;

° possess evidence of leadership ability;

© possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;

e be knowledgeabl ilizi : : ‘
"student develop ene capable of utilizing current trends and techniques which.contribute to

e beateam player

© be expected to work on the Family Islands.

at ati duties of the post include providing assistance to the Principal in the following

© organizing and supervising schedules;

: . . . ,
® supervising the implementation of programmes to improve student performance/outcome;

e managing stident behaviour;
© supervising curriculum development;
e providing clinical supervision of teachers;
¢ evaluating the performance of support staff:
° initiating, promoting and participating in school and community activities.

The salary of the post is in Scale $9 - $3 1,300 x 700 - $36,900 per annum.
Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Departments.

Interested persons must submit letters of interest indicating the specific post and scale for which
they wish to be considered. Applicants are advised that it is their responsibility to attach relevant
proof of academic qualifications, experience and positions held, to their letter, Failure to provide
same may result in their disqualification from the exercise.

Successful candidates are subject to posting throughout The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
: ae

Applicants must submit letters of interest and su ing d ir Hea

pporting documents through their Head of
Department sO that they reach the Secretary, Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill
Complex, Meeting and Augusta Streets, not later than 15 February, 2008.

Secretary
Public Service Commission

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008, PAGE 17B

Key West wary on Cuba return

@ By MIKE WILLIAMS
Cox News Service _

KEY WEST, Florida — For
decades tour guides have suc-
cessfully hyped this town’s
close proximity and historic
ties to Cuba, playing up the
Cuban cigar factories that once
thrived here, author Ernest
Hemingway’s fascination with
both islands and a shared his-
tory of fishing, rum-running
and other tropical pursuits.

But now Key West’s much-
ballyhooed connection with
Cuba has some folks worried.

With Cuban dictator Fidel
Castro ailing and a United
States presidential election
looming, many speculate that
change, perhaps dramatic,
might soon surface in the half-
century old standoff between
the US and communist Cuba.

“Americans are going to be
so curious and are going to
want to go to Cuba,” said
Harold Wheeler, head of the

Monroe County Tourist:

Development Council. “I don’t
see it'as a threat but you have
to be prepared and have a plan
available to offset any potential
negative impacts.”

Should Cuba undergo radi-
cal, rapid change, Key West
could see anything from a
chaotic influx of Cuban-Amer-
icans hoping to make their way
by boat to Cuba to a sudden
drop in vital tourist bookings
as Americans flock to the long-
forbidden island, forgoing
more familiar domestic desti-
nations.

A 2002 study by the Univer-
sity of Colorado projected that
up to one million Americans
would visit Cuba in the first
year should the island open to
the United States with the
numbers leaping to some three
million within five years.
Another study found one in
five Florida tourists surveyed
in 2002 would choose Cuba
over Florida as a vacation des-
tination.

For now, though, those sur-
veys are simply speculation.

‘Sidelined by a long recuper-

ation from a mysterious stom-

ach ailment, Fidel Castro still
seems to exercise large influ-
ence in Cuba. His brother,

Raul, who has stepped in as
temporary leader, remains
committed to socialism, but has
spoken of economic reform
and a willingness to warm the
island’s currently frosty rela-
tions with the US.

A new American president
in 2009 will not guarantee any
change in the nearly five-
decade-old US embargo
against. Cuba. Some believe a
new Democratic administra-
tion might relax the restrictions
on travel to Cuba by US citi-
zens, although nothing is cer-
tain.

During the Clinton admin-
istration in the 1990s, Ameri-
cans were allowed to visit
Cuba on cultural and educa-
tional exchange trips, and tens
of thousands took advantage
of the opportunity.

Exchanges

But those exchanges were
severely curtailed by President
Bush, and in recent years a
handful of Americans who
have traveled without a US
license to visit Cuba have been
fined. Bush also cut back on
Cuban-American visits to the
island, allowing only one trip
every three years instead of

annual visits.

Miami’s politically powerful

Cuban-American lobby has ~

long supported the restrictions,
arguing that American tourist
dollars help prop up Castro’s
repressive regime.

But government officials
have not been sitting on their
hands waiting to see what hap-
pens in Cuba. Stung by chaos
during the 1980 Mariel boatlift,
when 125,000 refugees fled the
Cuban port near Havana and
overwhelmed South Florida’s
marinas and social service
agencies, federal, state and
local agencies have drawn up
elaborate plans to deal with a
sudden Cuba opening.

The US Coast Guard would
step up patrols across the
Straits of Florida, while law
enforcement officials on land
would increase traffic controls
and regulate access to marinas.

The Keys, meanwhile, would:

: uy i Gatsh SILT BO GS
etnbark on_a public relations ,

. campaign with the dual pur--

pose of assuring American
tourists that the island chain
was still open and ready for
their visits, while also propos-
ing that Americans might want
to use Key West as a jumping
off point for trips to Cuba, just
90 miles away. j

“T call it, ‘Two nations, on
vacation, the Keys plus Cuba,””
Wheeler said, noting that he
believes private ferry service
might quickly be established
between Havana and Key
West. “People could stay here
and do excursions to Cuba.” :

Wheeler and other Keys
officials visited Havana in
2005. They came away believ-
ing the communist island’s
poverty and dilapidated infrd-
structure might quickly turn
off many Americans. é

“They have some nice
hotels, but overall you’ré
impressed by how poor the
country is and how bad a shape
the economy and infrastruc-
ture is in,” he said. “I believe
after the first Americans visit-
ed, word-of-mouth would
spread that Cuba isn’t ready
for a large influx of Ameri-
cans.” é

Some Canadians and Euro-
peans, who have flocked to
Cuba in growing numbers in
the past two decades, might
disagree. :

With more than two million
annual visitors, Cuba has been
rapidly upgrading its tourism
base, importing luxury buses,
adding international flights and
rebuilding hotels. Tourism is
now the island’s economic life-
line, arid competition with oth-
er Caribbean destinations is
intense. é

But for all the speculation,
some longtime Key West resi-
dents say they fear little from a
Cuba opening, noting that Key .
West has changed a great deal
in recent years.

“Key West is high-end now,”
said Jerry Morgan, 72, who has
lived here for 30 years and runs
Sam’s Treasure Chest gift
shop. con
_ “We have a shortage of
hotel rooms anda lot of
wealthy people have moved
here or have second homes
here... Tourism is still impor-
tant, but Cuba.won’t hurt us.”

ASSISTANT PLANT OPERATORS
CLIFTON PIER POWER STATION

Vacancies exist in the Clifton Pier Power Station, Energy Supply Division for.
Assistant Plant Operators.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

e Assists with monitoring all operational parameters and plants at the power
station including fuel tanks, engines, auxiliaries and control panels. This
involves checking and maintaining lube-oil and water levels, temperature

readings etc

Records accurate operating data for all plant in the station to ensure the safe,
efficient and continuous functioning of the power station

Assists with operating all plants (e.g., engines, exhaust gas boilers) This
involves assisting with starting up, synchronizing and shutting down available

plant

Cleans engines, gas and steam turbines by disassembling and replacing fluids,
and assists with the change over and cleaning of coolers and filters

Cleans work area and maintains good housekeeping throughout the generating
units. This involves maintaining all operating plant so that they are safe or
hazard free (free of grease, dirt and grime) and includes sludge disposal.
May be required to perform touch-up painting during engine shut down
Assists with troubleshooting problems on back-start and starting diesel
engines, turbine units and generators

Assists operations and maintenance lead staff with engine maintenance
(associated auxiliary and ancillary equipment)

Job requirements include:

Applicants should be high school graduates with a minimum:ofssix0(6).mgnths.-*
experience or equivalent. However, additional related industrial certificates and/or

a College of The Bahamas Pre-technology diploma and/or applicants with at least
five (5) BJCs including Mathematics and English Language are acceptable. Basic
knowledge of mechanical and electrical schematics and the ability to operate tools,
measuring devices and use chemicals appropriately are required

The post is a SHIFT ROTA job; therefore successful persons will be required to
work shift.

Interested person should apply by completing an Application Form, attaching a
resume and contact information for three professional references to the attention
of the
Manager-Human Resources & Training,
Bahamas Electricity Corporation,
Blue Hill & Tucker Road,
P.O. Box N-7509
Nassau, Bahamas
on or before: Monday, February 18, 2008.


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