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Title:
The Tribune
Uniform Title:
Tribune (Nassau, Bahamas)
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Nassau tribune
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Nassau, Bahamas
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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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Bahamas

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pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

THE Ministry of Education
has launched a full scale inves-
tigation into allegations that
a female teacher at a govern-
ment school was having:a-sex-
ual relationship with a 12th
grade male student.

Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Education, Youth,
and Sports, Mrs Elma Gar-
raway confirmed with The Tri-
bune yesterday that an inves-
tigation was underway.

“This allegation has very
recently been brought to the
attention of the ministry and

Man shot
and killed

POLICE confirmed that
a man was shot in his chest
and killed on Adderley
Street, Fox Hill, at about. 8
o’clock last night. ~

It is reported that a man
was standing with others on
the western side of Adderley
Street off Bernard Road,
when a car pulled up. There
was an exchange of words,
a shot was fired, and the car
pulled off. The victim ran
to the eastern side of the
road where he dropped
dead.
Police were at the scene.












































Garraway said that no other

_ comment can be made at this

time. Repeated calls to the
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel for comment were not
returned ‘up to’press time.
Under the Sexual Offences
and Domestic Violence Act,
section 14, any adult who has
or attempts to have unlawful
sexual intercourse with a
“dependent child of the
adult”, whether with or with-
out the consent of the child,
is guilty of an offence and
liable to imprisonment for 14
years subject to, in the case of
a second or subsequent con-
viction for the offence, a term
of imprisonment of eight
years. :
The Act outlines the condi-
tions of “dependent child of
the adult” meaning a minor
who is not related by blood to
the adult, but who is the
adopted child, step-child, fos-
ter child or ward of the adult;
has been treated by the adult
as a child of the family of the

adult; is being maintained, -

either wholly or partly, by the
adult; is in the actual custody,
charge or control of the adult;
or as in the case of a teacher,
in relation to whom the adult
holds a position of trust.
The President of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Mrs Ida Poitier-Turnquest

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Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia. net

THE owners of Western Air
yesterday hit out at Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson for
criticising a private company in
parliament and defended the
airline against his allegations.

Rex Rolle, president and
CEO of Western Air, told The
Tribune that he believes that
personal and political griev-
ances played a part in the state-
ments made by the PLP MP.

SEE page eight

Westetii hie hits
back at Gibson

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THE privatisation of the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company will not occur
if the benefits of employees






industrial agreement under
consideration, vowed Robert
Farquharson, president of the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union,
yesterday.

Members of the BCPOU
shredded a copy of the draft
industrial agreement offered
to workers of BTC by gov-
ernment just before lpm.
They then wrapped it in a dia-
per and put it on the steps of
the.company’s headquarters
on JFK Drive.

Mr Farquharson led the
lunchtime protest to demon-
strate the union’s disgust at
the draft document for BTC
workers, who have been with-
out a contract since Septem- |:
ber last year.

According to the union, the
proposed agreement deletes
some 23 benefits already
enjoyed by workers, includ-
ing a merit rating system, trav-
el allowance, certain overtime

SEE page eight






























tigate the threat. However,

_ nothing was found. During the

incident, in addition to the
investigating officers in the
bank, a policeman, armed with
a machine gun, was stationed
outside the branch,

After less than an hour’s
delay, business returned to nor-
mal, a representative of the
Royal Bank confirmed.

The police statistics for 2007,
reveal that there were 33 bomb
threats last year, as compared
with 21 in 2006.

Disgruntled employees and
idle children are often cited as
the main culprits in making false
bomb threats in the Bahamas.

Bishop Michael
Eldon is still
clinging to life

@ By XAN-XI BETHEL

BISHOP Michael Eldon is
still clinging to life and depend-
ing on a ventilator to sustain
him.

His sister, Dr. Keva Eldon
Bethel, said that Bishop Eldon

-is‘in stable condition and even

though he is unable to commu- ©
nicate, he shows signs of under-
standing and recognition. He is
not mobile and needs constant
medical care.

Bishop Eldon was admitted
to Doctor’s Hospital on January
31, 2005, suffering from pneu-

. monia. Shortly afterwards he

suffered respiratory failure and
went into a coma. He had to
remain in the hospital for two
months before he was stable
enough to go home.

And in a medical update
issued on April 4th of that year,
it was reported that his condi-
tion had deteriorated again and
he was experiencing recurrent
pneumonia with septicemia
(blood poisoning). Since his
breakdown of health in 2005,
Bishop Eldon has not been able
to resume his duties at the
Anglican Diocese of the

‘Bahamas, but Dr. Bethel said

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Downtown could (OUTS stiteyn

go green on old |
traw market site |

B® By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS and tourists
could be enjoying a newly beau-
tified “green space” on the down-
town site of the old straw market
within the next three months, The
Tribune has learned. :

Works Minister Earl Deveaux
confirmed yesterday that plans
to renovate the large empty lot
by adding trees, walkways and
benches where people can relax,
will be put out to tender in the
local press on Monday.

At the same time, bids will be
solicited for contracts relating to
the renovation of the Prince
George Wharf customs ware-
house, which is set to be turned
into an authentic Bahamian crafts
market, and for the completion of
repairs on the tented straw mar-

Ket on West Bay Street.

Once advertised, Dr Deveaux
said. he anticipates a further 30
days.to six weeks before a con-.
tractor is selected by the ministry
for the green space project. He
said that. the work should take
around 90 days.

The Tribune first reported in
mid-January that Dr Deveaux
had asked his ministry to prepare
designs for the temporary beau-
tification of the empty lot, which
has been a large eyesore in the
middle of the touristic downtown
area since the original market
burnt down in 2001.

He emphasised that the
upgrades made to the site do not
preclude the land being used for
other purposes at a later date,
and said measures will be taken
to ensure that any additions
made to the site can be removed
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utilising potted trees, for exam-
ple.

Under the former government,
a $23 million contract had been
signed to build a new straw mar-

‘ ket on the empty lot, but this con-

tract was cancelled under the
ENM government, who stated
that it was too expensive. For-
mer works minister Bradley
Roberts had said at its signing
that the project represented the
largest sum of money ever invest-
ed by the Bahamian government
in a single government building.

Since that time, the govern-
ment has committed itself to the
creation of an authentic Bahami-
an crafts market at the old cus-
tom’s warehouse after being lob-
bied by Bahamian craftspersons.

The tented market is being
repaired at the request of a group
of straw vendors who fear the
repercussions of taking their busi-
ness off Bay Street.

Dr Deveaux told another daily
earlier this month that the straw
market is not likely to be rebuilt
until 2009 at the earliest.

He stated last year that the
government did not wish to be
forced into building a market that
addresses the immediate needs
of just a few hundred vendors
and risk missing an opportunity
to plan an overall strategic plan
for downtown.

The soliciting of bids to begin

the beautification project comes .

after the proposal for the area,
currently roughly boarded off
with plywood, was “warmly
received” by Dr Deveaux’s Cab-
inet colleagues.

Dr Deveaux had spoken of
how the site is one of several
focuses for his ministry in terms
of the government's stated com-
mitment to address the deterio-
ration of downtown Nassau.

The green space concept has
been embraced by the Nassau
Tourism Development Board’s
Frank Comito and Charles
Klonaris, and the Ministry of

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Actress
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‘beautiful’
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AS many Bahamians are
rediscovering the wonders of
Cat Island, esteemed actress
Ruby Dee is praising it as
“one of the most beautiful
places on this earth.”

Mrs Dee spent some time
on the island, known for its
famous Hermitage, with
Pamela Poitier, daughter of
Academy Award winning
actor Sir Sidney Poitier.

Sir Sidney and Mrs Dee
have appeared together in sev-
eral movies, including A
Raisin in the Sun in 1961.

She is also known for her
films with director Spike Lee,
who recéntly wrapped up his
latest project, Miracle at St
Anna, in Nassau.

Mrs Dee’s 96 film and tele-
vision credits include Do The
Right Thing, Jungle Fever,
Their Eyes Were Watching
God, Windmills of the Gods,
The Stand and Buck and the
Preacher.

Most recently, she appeared
with three Academy Award
winning actors — Denzel
Washington, Russell Crowe
and Cuba Gooding Jr — in
American Gangster.

_ She has been nominated for
the Best Supporting Actress
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other.trade agreements such,as.
the Economic Partnership”
“Agreement — between the

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

RESIDENTS of Cable Beach
are calling for a town meeting to
address their fears that access
to western New Providence will
be restricted as.a result of the
new Baha Mar supplemental
heads of agreement.

Top on the list of concerns
are the planned re-routing of
West Bay Street and access to

Goodman’s Bay once the devel- °

opment gets underway.
Resident Sara Appleton said:
“Would the public servants
please now serve the public and
let us know exactly what you
have signed on our behalf in the
Cable Beach agreement? What
route can we take to drive to
work? How we will be able to
access the beaches?. How will
Bahamians be able to access
Goodman’s Bay and the land
around it bequeathed to us?
“My neighbours and I would

LOCAL NEWS

o In brief |Cable Beach residents call
for meeting over western

like to know what will become
of our neighbourhood,” she
said.

Residents are calling on par-
ties involved to be transparent
and disclose the information at
a town meeting.

A resident said: “Fancy press

meetings and claims of trans-
parency are not going to keep
the voter happy. Disclosure and
sharing of information with the
people concerned is so far
another empty promise from
parliamentarians. Once again,
I ask for a town meeting to
include western Bahamians in
their own future.”

Last week the government
signed a supplemental heads of
agreement with Baha Mar, and
its joint venture partner Har-
rah’s, for the $2.6 billion invest-
ment project in Cable Beach.

The resort will have néarly
3,000 rooms at completion. Har-
rah’s will operate a Caesar’s
Resort Hotel with more than
1,000 guest rooms and a

New Providence access feats

100,000-square foot casino, the
largest in the Caribbean.

At a media forum last week-
end, Prime Minister Hubert

Ingraham explained that while

he could say Baha Mar had con-
tacted the Ministry of Works,
he was not sure if a permit was
issued for re-routing West Bay
Street.

“They have tendered the job,
they have been in touch with
(the Ministry of Works) about
the scope, the plans, the speci-

' fications, etcetera. I think that

they had all agreed on all of
those matters.

“Whether an actual permit
has been issued, I don’t know.
But they tell me that they
expect to break ground on that
on March 18. That’s what they
say, I didn’t say it, I’m just
repeating them,” Mr Ingraham
said. Earlier in the week, the
government promised to make
available in parliament the new
agreement along with a full
statement explaining it.

CARICOM talks: Caribbean trade
partnership Act high on agenda

THE extension of the
Caribbean Basin Trade Part-
nership Act will be high on the
agenda when the CARICOM
heads of government meet in
the Bahamas next month.

The partnership act, which
provides 19 countries in the
Caribbean basin with duty-free
access to numerous products on
the US market, is set to expire
in September unless it is
renewed by US lawmakers.

Minister of State, for Finance
Zhivargo Laing told The Tri-
bune that there has not been
any recent communication from
the US on this matter, but that
the Caribbean is still hopeful
for a positive outcome.

Mr Laing says he has no
doubt-that the CBTPA,.among



European Union and CARI-
COM - will be hotly debated
at the upcoming conference.
Secretary* general of the
Organisation of American
States (OAS) José Miguel
Insulza last week addressed a
public hearing of the United
States International Trade
Commission (USITC) to urge
that the Caribbean Basin Trade
Partnership Act be renewed.
Mr Insulza argued that expi-

‘ration of the Act would have

an “extremely deleterious
effect” on Caribbean
economies.

At that same hearing, assis-
tant secretary-general at the
CARICOM _ Secretariat,
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque,
argued, that-CGARICOQM/US
trade.relations: should be
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this goal, he said, would be for
the US to lock the CBTPA
preferences into permanent leg-
islation and include all CARI-
COM member states as benefi-
claries.

The upcoming CARICOM
inter-sessional heads of gov-
ernment conference will take
place March 7 to 8 in Nassau.

In January, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham assumed the
chairmanship of CARICOM
for six months.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas
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‘Broken windows’ and ‘zero tolerance’

WE HAVE all heard of “zero toler-

ance”, which the police and some govern-
ment and private schools are trying to
implement as one of many measures in an
attempt to restore order in the schools and

pull this country back from the brink of

lawlessness on the streets.

However, how many of us know about
the “broken window” theory from which
the “zero tolerance” strategy evolved.
“Zero tolerance” was successfully intro-
duced to the city of New: York by former
Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani after his
election in 1993.

It gained widespread prominence when
through the implementation of “zero tol-
erance” he succeeded in reducing crime
and restoring a “quality of life” to New
York city.

It was reported that “Giuliani’s ‘zero
tolerance’ roll out was part of an inter-
locking set of wider reforms, crucial parts of
which had been underway since 1985.

Guiliani had the police even more strict-
ly enforce the law against subway fare eva-
sion, urinators, and the ‘squeegee men’
who had been wiping windshields of
stopped cars and demanding payment.
Rates of both petty and serious crime fell
suddenly and significantly, and continued
to fall for the following 10 years.”

However, the “broken window” theory
came from the name of — Broken Win-
‘dows — a.book by James Q Wilson and
George L Kelling.

The title was from the following exam-
ple:

"Consider a building with a few broken
windows. If the windows are not repaired,
the tendency is for vandals to break a few
more windows.

Eventually, they may even break ‘into
the building, and if it's. unoccupied, per-
haps become squatters or light fires inside.

“Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter
accumulates.

“Soon, more litter accumulates. Even-
tually, people even start leaving bags of
trash from take-out restaurants there or
breaking into cars."

We all remember how the old Montagu
Beach hotel was picked to pieces by van-
dals before it was eventually imploded.

“Trust God To Move
Your Mountain, But
Keep On Climbing”

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The hotel when it closed was securely
left under lock and key while the owners
searched for ‘a buyer.

One day there was a gaping hole on a
side of the large building from which a

- window had been removed.

From the day that window was stolen,
the others followed in quick succession,
leaving the old hotel looking like a down-
trodden hag with all her teeth missing.

It was speculated at the time that many
homes had been built with windows from
the Montagu.

Eventually the doors started to disap-
pear.

With the hotel now wide open to the
public, drug addicts and vandals filled the
empty rooms.

The hotel’s shell was not only an eye-
sore, it had now become a security risk for
the area.

And so as boaters lined the foreshore to
watch the spectacle, the hotel was blown
up.

Look at Bay Street today. Once the
island’s main shopping centre for locals
and tourists it is now dirty and run down.
Of course, the dirty, dark straw market —
a depressing slum — is no asset.

There are many depressingly dirty areas
of this island that the residents should be
encouraged to clean if only to lift their own
spirits and improve their environment.

Several years ago we had press releases
about government-appointed inspectors
who were to go around to encourage peo-
ple to keep their surroundings clean.

Among other things they were to get rid of

road-side repair shops with penalties
attached for non compliance.

Are these persons still on government’s
payroll? If so one can find little evidence of
their effectiveness.

Maybe, in tandem with “zero tolerance”
the “broken window” theory should be
introduced where people would be encour-
aged to take a pride in their surroundings,

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Freedom of
speech is being
challenged by
ZNS actions

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter to the public is
to address concerns, questions
about actions displayed by
ZNS staff when refusing to
have my radio ads played on
their radio station.

The fundamental principle
of freedom of speech and
expression is being challenged
by the government radio sta-
tion of the Bahamas in the
year 2008.

My fellow Brothers and Sis-
ters of the Bahamas, my belief
and understanding of freedom
of speech and expression in a
democratic country like the
Bahamas, freedom of speech
and expression is the most
protected, guarded, sacred
foundation of democracy in a
democratic country that
ensures democracy is being
demonstrated and expressed
in a democratic country when
allowing freedom of speech
and expression in the public
newspaper, radio and TV
media that was demonstrated
during the 1960’s when Dr
Martin Luther King Jr and
Malcolm X was allowed to

LETTERS

letters@tribunemedia.net




speak in public, in the news-
papers, radio and TV to share,
convictions, views, and yision
for equality of black African
Americans in America.

History has shown that
South Africa did not allow
freedom of speech and expres-
sion for black South Africans
in the public, newspaper, radio
and TV.

It was the reason why it
took a long time for
Apartheid to finally end in
South Africa in the 1990’s.

My radio ad was played on
Island FM on January 3rd, 4th
and 16th of 2008; but was
refused to be aired on ZNS;
first in October 2007 and Jan-
uary 2008. I contacted Minis-
ter K Forbes of the FNM gov-
ernment of my displeasure
and surprise of ZNS not play-
ing my radio ad.

Democracy and freedom of
speech is deeply connected
together. You cannot have

one without the other. This is
the greatest test and assurance
of democracy in a democratic
country like the Bahamas.

I am truly shocked and sur-
prised of ZNS’s actions, does
the FNM government believe
in freedom of speech in a
democratic country?

“My radio ad is to educate .
and inform the Bahamian
people of the policies at the
Hotel Pension Management
fund as an advocate for
change and being the people’s
champion for justice against
injustice.

I will be taking legal advice
and consultation with my
lawyer to decide what action,
if necessary, to take concern-
ing this matter with ZNS in
challenging my freedom of
speech and expression when
refusing to play my radio adin .
the Bahamas.

PEDRO SMITH
Nassau,
January 23, 2008.

Environmental pioneers are
deserving of recognition ©

EDITOR, The Tribune.

®

I FIND it immensely dis-
turbing that with all the polit-
ical jargon flying around the
country concerning the health
of the environment, protec-
tion of the environment, main-
taining the integrity of buffer
zones against catastrophe,
concerns of too many golf
courses, and Government
oversight; no attention has

» been given to recognition of

environmental pioneers in our
community.

One such, in urgent need of
recognition is the late Sir
Nicholas Nuttal. Even though
he was not a born Bahamian,
he adopted our country and

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tirelessly to educate us about
our marine resources, and
invested much of his personal
economic resources in found-
ing an instructional and
activist organisation
“BREEF”, which is now a
well known name in the
Bahamas.

I would further venture to
say that if it were not for this
man we still would not have
the level of protection through
no take zones, and the sea-
sonal harvesting of the Nas-
sau grouper.

He was a model for us all,
and I hope that in some point
of time we will be able to see
through all the rhetoric and

lip service we pay to the envi-
ronment and begin by recog-
nising this man through a per-
manent monument in his
name.

I would igwest that we
name the Exuma national
marine park in his honour.

It is time the politicians stop
talking out of both sides of
their mouth and think beyond
the next election.

Climate change and envi-
ronmental degradation are
already here.

In less than one hundred
years we may not be!

JH

Abaco,
Bahamas,
January 24, 2008.

An horrific economic
shock awaits us if we
continue in denial

EDITOR, The Tribune.

INCREDIBLY the state-
ment that 60 per cent of our
hotels and resorts are not
making a net profit seems to
flown right over Government,
the Opposition and everyone
else and even the Press.

Can’t you see where clearly
our principal economic engine
is and we seem yet again to
be in perpetual denial f
it is Not Better in the
Bahamas.

Cruise arrivals are down
appreciably — now we have
confirmation from the
Bahamas Hotel Association
that 60 per cent of their mem-
ber resorts are not making any
money.

How long will those not
making money stay open?

I just wonder if the IMF was
told these facts as surely the
commencement of Albany
and Cable Beach could never
impact the national economy
to the extent Minister of State,

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term in financing homes and

. other purchases and God for-

bid soon the owners of these
hotels could decide that they
cannot Keep their resorts open
any longer.

There has to be serious fear
as the US, our prime source,
for visitors is heading into at
the least a recession with a
smaller and very possibly with
a capital ‘r’.

The cruise industry has
moved to the Mediterranean
where Christopher Columbus
came from simply because
their product is better, better
value and ‘new’ (no one is
realising our product is ‘very
stale’ and ‘uninteresting’) -
there is no crime!

The Tourism Industry is
meeting I hope one person
with authority will have the
guts to tell the truth as if we
continue in denial God forbid
we are in for an horrific eco-
nomic shock.

H RAHMING
Nassau,
January 26, 2008.



THE TRIBUNE

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGEDY

ANNA NICOLE SMITH pictured leaving the US Supreme Court in Washington with her son Daniel
Smith in this February 28, 2006, photo.

Union members stage demo
at the Government Complex

@ BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Union members
in Freeport staged a demonstration
at the Government Complex yes-
terday, where they burned a con-
tractual counter-proposal submit-
ted to workers by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company.

Sean Bowe, area vice president
for the Bahamas Communications

-and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the counter-pro-
posal is an insult to workers at BTC
as it seeks to repeal more than 20
benefits that workers have enjoyed
for many years.

Mr Bowe and a group of about
50 union members assembled at the
front of the building around
12.30pm and set the documents on
fire in a small trash can.

“Today, the demonstration
throughout BTC across this
Bahamas is a sign of unity that this
contract is a slap in the face and so
we burn (it), because it seeks to
delete some 23 items that we have
enjoyed over the past 25 years and
that our past members and presi-
dents had fought so hard for us to
receive,” he said.

According to Mr Bowe,,some of
the benefits that the company is
seeking to repeal or reduce include
a consultation clause, a redundancy



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ROBERT FARQUHARSON (President of BTC Union) says BaTelCo's

new contract belongs in the garbage.

clause, sick benefits, and job incen-
tives.

“We do not intend to allow peo-
ple to come and take away our ben-
efits. In fact, when you look in the
foodstore, the breadbasket items
are going up and so the company
should be seeking ways to increase
benefits of employees who need to
afford these things,” he said.

The BCPOU is currently
involved in negotiations for a new
labour confract and submitted a
proposal to the company.

’ The former contract expired in
October 31, 2007.

Mr Bowe said that business
philosophies have changed over the
years and big companies are now
trying to improve the benefits
afforded to workers in an effort to
improve customer service. He

claimed that BTC’s counter pro-
posal is doing just the opposite. Mr
Bowe added that consultation is a
very important element in any rela-
tionship and should be encouraged.

“When you seek to reduce con-
sultation between two parties who
are in a relationship you will always
have problems, and this is some-
thing we are very passionate about.

“We think their counter-propos-
al is rubbish and that it belongs in
the garbage. We are sending a mes-
sage: we are here simply to show
that this contract, when we sit down,
will come up with the greatest resis-
tance ever in then history of
BCPOU, and that the union will
rise up like a-radical force to ensure
that our benefits are maintained.
We are willing to do whatever it
takes,” he said.

Larry Birkhead visits graves of
Anna Nicole Smith and Daniel

LARRY Birkhead visited the Bahamas
this week to show his 17-month-old daugh-
ter Dannielynn the graves of her brother
Daniel and mother Anna Nicole Smith.

Today marks the one-year anniversary
of the death of the tragic starlet.

Birkhead told the US television station
Entertainment Tonight that visiting the
graves has been tough, but that it was
important for himself and his daughter to
see the graves at Lakeview Cemetery.

“One day I can tell her that we went to
visit her mom,” he told the television crew.

The erstwhile photographer, however,
conceded to Entertainment Tonight that he
does not like the fact that Anna Nicole and

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only fled to Nassau because she was trying
to escape their relationship problems.

He added that when she is older, he will
let Dannielynn decide if she wants to move
the graves of her mother and brother.

Although it’s been a year since Anna
Nicole passed away and a year and a half
since Daniel died at Doctors Hospital, both
graves still remain unmarked.

Birkhead said the designs for their head-
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aimed at reducing the amount

‘of illegal drugs entering the

country, in the coming weeks.

Mr Turnquest said the gov-
ernment will also implement
measures aimed at reducing .
the flow of illegal immigrants
to and through the Bahamas.

He said intelligence indi-
cates that illegal human and
drug-smuggling are contribut-
ing to a rise in the number of
illegal guns in the country.

Mr Turnquest said the plan
is part of a holistic approach
the government and its law
enforcement agencies will take
to fight crime.

“We are also going to pro-
vide some more resources in
terms of ensuring that addi-
tional police officers are
trained and brought into the
Royal Bahamas Police Force;
to ensure that the police have
the necessary vehicles to carry
out their duties and that those
vehicles are properly main-
tained, and we will ensure that
the other crime-fighting equip-
ment is provided,” Mr Turn-
quest said.

He added that, while
increased police presence will
not put a “complete stop to
crime in and: of itself”, it will
certainly help.

“Police presence, particu-
larly uniformed police officers
in marked police vehicles,
does serve as a deterrent,” Mr
Turnquest said.

“For example, if a citizen is
driving along the road above _
the speed limit and that per-

~ son all of a sudden comes

across a marked police vehi-
cle, it is amazing how, sub-
consciously, that person’s foot
will ease up off that pedal and
they will get back down to dri-
ving within the speed limit.

“Or a driver is about to run
the traffic light on red and
they notice an officer on a
motor-cy¢le on the other side,
that person will not attempt
to jump that light. And so a
strong police presence does
act as a deterrent.”

The minister said the police
will deal with traffic violations
and other offenses with the
same vigour it applies to more
serious crimes.

He said current trends point
to an increase in illegal
firearms, adding that the gov-

- ernment had already begun to

address and will continue to
address this issue by provid-
ing the armed forces with the
equipment they need to patrol
borders by air and sea.

Mr Turnquest said the gov-
ernment will buy two aircraft
for the Defence Force — a
Cessna Caravan anda Vulcan.
The Vulcan is designed for
surveillance and reconnais-
sance missions.

“The Vulcan will travel
throughout the archipelago
and work in conjunction with
the Defence Force’s sea
assets,” Mr Turnquest said.

“We have a number of
strategies in place that are
designed to stem the flow of
illegal immigrants and the ille-

gal ‘trafficking of firearms and
drugs through the Bahamas,”
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LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 7



National parenting |
initiative ‘could help
curb school violence’.

THE establishment of a
national parenting initia-
tive could assist in curbing
school violence, Minister
of Education Carl Bethel

‘said.

Noting that the Bahamas —

has many young parents,
Mr Bethel said such an ini-
tiative could equip them
with much needed parent-
ing skills.

“Such an initiative
would ultimately create
for us better homes to nur-
ture and protect our chil-
dren and better communi-
ties,” he said. “It would
produce children who are
more self-disciplined and
with more appropriate
behaviour.

“It would create a suit-
able environment con-
ducive to promoting effec-
tive learning and protec-

- tion for our children.”

Mr Bethel was address-
ing the Joint Caribbean
Regional Workshop on
Reduction in School Vio-
lence. His ministry, the
Organisation of American
States (OAS) and the
United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organisation
(UNESCO) came togeth-
er to sponsor the event.

Representatives from 10
Caribbean countries and
educational and youth
issues stakeholders are
attending the three-day
event.

In addition to a parent-
ing initiative, Mr Bethel
“said he believes that a
, peer mentoring pro-



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shop on School Violence Reduction. From left are OAS representative for the Bahamas, Juliet Mallet-
Phillip; Mr Bethel and Professor Eric Debarbieux.

gramme could also be
effective.

“Not only would peer
mentoring help struggling
students to achieve higher
standards; but it would
teach them the value of
providing mutual support
and encouragement,” he
said.

Mr Bethel added that he
personally benefitted from
being involved in peer
mentoring and_ study
groups throughout his
“educational journey.”

' He emphasised to his
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Teacher sex
with pupil claim

FROM page one

said that the BUT will investigate to check the validity of the
matter as well. If it proves true, she said, the matter will be
pursued further. However, at this time, she also reserved any
further comment.

The Tribune has been informed that the teacher in question
has been removed from the school, and while the Ministry is
in possession of her and the student’s name, no other details:
of the matter are being released at this time. i

However, The Tribune has been told that the teacher in
question is 32 years old, and the student 16. The guidance
counsellor at the school, it was claimed informed the princi-
pal after the student was allegedly questioned about his
demeanour on campus.

Calls to the school’s principal for comment were not
returned. However a secretary at the school said that the prin-
cipal had left a message stating that any questions had to be
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benefits and profit sharing.

“We know that we have been
trying to get a counterproposal
from them for months,” said Mr
Farquharson, “The only thing we
were told, ‘it went to the minister,
it went to the minister, it went to
the minister’. If this proposal
went to the minister and the gov-
ernment and it comes back in this
form and fashion, it gives me an
indication that the government
of the Bahamas intends to change
the terms and conditions in this
company of our members.”

A defiant Mr Farquharson
declared, while speaking with the
media, that “the BCPOU will not
allow them to take away one ben-
efit that we have.” He added that
“no government” will force his
members to give up benefits
negotiated through years of
struggle by those who founded

‘the union.

The BCPOU has gone on
record supporting the privatisa-
tion of BTC, as was affirmed by
the union yesterday. However,
Mr Farquharson had strong
words for government on how
this should be done.

“We believe that privatisation
is in the best interest of this com-
pany and this country,” he said.
“However, no privatisation will
be done if the members of the
BCPOU are disadvantaged. If we
are in a worse state, we will not
allow privatisation. We need to
speak to the investors who are
coming, we need tg let them

BCPOU

know, don’t come in this country,
try to take over this company and
the employees are disadvantaged.
So whoever is thinking about
buying BTC, they need to come
sit down and talk to us.”

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, last week declared that
BTC will be privatised by the end
of the year.

“T assure all and sundry that
BaTelCo will be privatized this
year, 2008,” said the Prime Min-
ister while addressing a crowd of
tourism officials at the National
Tourism Week celebrations at
the Wyndham Nassau Resort-

Ministerial responsibility for
BTC lies with Mr Ingraham, and
thus far, no statement has been
issued by him on these concerns
raised by the union.

However, Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing, who is
involved in the negotiations,
expressed surprise yesterday that
the union would take this course
of action in the midst on contin-
uing negotiations.

“They can’t be losing anything
because the new agreement is
still under negotiation,” he said,
“They sent in a proposal and the
corporation sent in a counter, and
there are discussions ongoing.”

Until there is a concluded
agreement, said Mr Laing, “I
don’t know how you lose any-
thing.”

“Youre discussing things, and
in the course of negotiations,

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is not until you conclude the
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that any obligation has been
made on any side,” Mr Laing
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The company and the union
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new contract. Mr Farquharson
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if the company does not back
down from the deletion of the 2
benefits, Mr Farquharson said:
“We will have to withdraw our
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that she continues to thank God for the life of her brother and the
impact that he has had in other people’s lives.

She said that friends and family are still-hopeful, but “it is diffi-
cult to know what the long term wilfhold.”

The 76-year-old Bishop has been a part of the clergy for almost.
53 years and held the position of Bishop of the Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos for 24 years before retiring in 1996. He is the |
recipient of many awards. He was installed as the College of the «|
Bahamas’ Council Chairman Emeritus on December 10, 2004, ©

just a month before his illness. Prior to this, he had served the’
college as the council chairman for 20 consecutive years. In addition,
he received the Toastmaster’s International Communication
Achievement Award for Excellence in 1996 and even had a street
named after him — Bishop Eldon’s Drive.

Dr. Bethel said, “I would like to express gratitude to the great
medical team that we have caring for him.” She also made special
mention of her gratefulness for the people who contribute to the «
cost of Bishop Eldon’s medical care. These include individuals
and groups who continue to show concern for the Bishop. She
also said that friends, family, clergy and laymen all come to visit him

on a regular basis.

“T am very thankful for the people who have lent support over the
past couple of years,” said Dr Bethel.

Western Air hits back at Gibson

FROM page one

Responding to the reports
mentioned by Mr Gibson that
Western Air pilots are flying
more hours than recommend-
ed, Mr Rolle said that his pilots
are actually some of the “most
under-worked in the industry.”

He explained that the air-
line’s pilots work far less than
the allowed 12-hour shifts.

“We have almost 30 pilots for
six aircraft. We only have short

‘flights within the Bahamas.

Most of our flights are one-hour
(round) trips. We start at 7am
and go to 6.30pm. There is no
way with those hours and those
(routes) that our pilots fly too
long,” he said.

Further addressing Mr Gib-
son’s claim that there are
reports that suggest that West-
ern Air is adjusting its records
“to manipulate the system,” Mr
Rolle said that this is “complete
nonsense.”

“We have internal and exter-
nal audits. We get tested by

(Civil Aviation). There are.

checks and balances in place.
It’s not possible to manipulate
any records,” he said.

Mr Rolle said that if any dis-
crepancies are detected, the
matter gets corrected before an
aircraft takes off again.

The Western Air president
said that he is extremely sad-
dened that Mr Gibson chose to
make negative indications about
his airline in a forum where he
as a private citizen can seek no
recourse.

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Philip Hanna, who worked as a
pilot for Western Air.

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complained to him that he was
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who died several years ago after
suffering from a long illness.
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chose to “drag a dead friend’s
quotes into the issue.” ¢

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illness, only let him work very
limited hours after doctors
declared him fit to fly.

Mr Rolle said he feels that it
is extremely unfair of Mr Gib-
son to use comments made
years ago, and which can no
longer be.verified with the
source, to malign his airline in
parliament.

He claimed that Mr Gibson
has been making disparaging
remarks about his airline for
many years. :

“At the end of the day the
flying public still has to take
plane flights. Mr Gibson is
doing no one any favours by
unnecessarily scaring people,”
he said.

Mr Rolle’s wife, Shandrice
Woodside-Rolle, was the
FNM’s candidate for North
Andros in the 2007 election.
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C4 promotes positive vibes
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cal artist Nick Huyler — alias C4 —
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scene.

G4 is already well-known for his
prolific songwriting and his debut
as ap artist has shown that he is an
excellent performer as well.

At his album release party last
week, C4 said he wants to reach
out to youth through a medium
they understand and respect.

Most of his lyrics are drawn
from personal experience and

thoughts and feelings on the issues
of crime and negativity — especial-
ly among young men.

He calls for young people to
realise that crime is only keeping
the Bahamas back.

His album,. Heart of a Soldier,
which should be in stores by mid-
February, is headlined by his hard-
hitting single, Ghetto Life, which is
currently getting good play on
local radio stations.

C4 said the song is a “personal
song” which speaks of the struggle
that many poor Bahamians go
through on a daily basis.

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the growth of the music industry in
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The artist said he feels that, in
opening a “creative avenue” to
the youth, he would be helping
them to develop values, hopes,
and dreams, which would culmi-
nate in a better mentality among
young people and ultimately, a
safer Bahamas.

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At this rate, we will have vigilante justic

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

OORLY socialised
Bahamian students
are terrorising our
schools, their class-
mates and the average citizen,
and wreaking havoc on our
nation’s educational institutions.

These days, schoolchildren are
contributing to the wave of crim-
inality and brutality that seems
so unlike the quiet and tranquil
Bahamas that my grandparents
always reminisce about.

School violence, once primar-
ily associated with New Provi-
dence’s inner-city public schools
(less affluent neighbourhoods),
has transcended geography and
become a national problem.

Having taught at two high
schools, I can attest to teaching
classes that contained a high pro-
portion of violence-prone stu-
dents who seemed to have been
suffering from “combat neuro-
sis.” :

Amidst a mixture of suppos-
edly experienced educators and
the Minister of Education, a
young C R Walker student
(Abraham), who sat on a panel to
address school violence, offered
the most thoughtful responses.
The televised event was an unsat-

. isfactory experience! »

To curb school violence, we
must examine a child’s immediate
environment/neighbourhood and
account for the influence of
obstreperous peers. Furthermore,
the indiscipline at home, the fail-
ure of parents to teach manners
and ethics, absentee parents and
the unimpeded access to medi-
ums such as uncensored TV
shows and websites (even video
games) that glorify violence all
contribute to the sadism occur-
ring in our schools and in the

. wider society. Generally, there is
a lack of discipline pervading our
society, and that can only lead to
anti-social behaviour and.outright
belligerence.

Our society is symptomatic of
_.ob'oms faced in our schools.
Recently released police statis-
tics for, 2007 show that the
Bahamas is speedily becoming an
anarchic state where violent
crimes have skyrocketed.

On Tuesday, an intruder
entered the compound of St
Augustine’s College and brazen-
ly stabbed a 15-year-old student.
Last week, a motorist was
attacked by scores of C C Sweet-
ing Jr High School students, who
hurled rocks and threatened to

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kill him after he nearly knocked
down a student in front of
Wendy’s on Thompson Boule-
vard,

According to reports, up to 50
students had surrounded the
motorist and were physically
assaulting him. During the alter-
cation, even McDonald’s staff
were reportedly scrambling to
lock the eatery’s doors before the
fight trickled into the establish-
ment.

Purportedly, one student said
he had “marked” the motorist’s
jeep, implying that they would
remember the vehicle and get
their revenge later.

Last year, students from A F
Adderley Junior and the C I Gib-
son Senior High schools were
stabbed on campus. In Novem-
ber, hordes of C C Sweeting and
H O Nash Jr High School stu-
dents had a brawl near the Col-
lege of The Bahamas.

During that incident, the street
was teeming with bottle and rock-
throwing students, so much so}
that traffic came to a halt. Again,
like numerous times betore, the
students were taken to the police
station, but were they ever
charged?

Our society has become so vio-
lent that parents are no longer
respectful of teachers or the
school environs. Of late, parents
have assaulted students who have
had disputes with their children or
have enteredrarschool’s com-
pound with the intention of ver-
bally and/or physically assaulting



educators.

"[eastes and school bus
drivers are constantly at
risk of becoming victims of vio-
lent behaviour, whether it’s met-
ed out by students, their parents
or relatives.

Will teachers and students
soon have to buy: body armour to
safely attend school? Will lawless
youngsters soon begin to stick up
churches? Beyond the top brass
of the Ministry of Education’s
televised charade, will they ever
have a serious discussion with the
students and their teachers —
who are on the frontlines —
about the state of violence in our
schools? And, while politicians
and high-level public officials are
addressing school violence in pub-
lic schools, how many of them
actually have children that attend
these schools? How many of
them can give a first-hand
account of conditions at these
institutions?

When I began teaching, I felt I
had been thrust into an arena that
was unlike my wildest imagina-

‘tion. Before adjusting, many new

teachers can recall the adverse
school environments that left
them disaffected, experiencing
symptoms of depression, having

- low self-esteem and being unen-

thusiastic about remaining in the
profession.

Coupled with the adverse
school environment is the pres-
ence of physically and verbally
abusive students, an inequitable

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timetable that’s stacked with low
stream classes of academically
weak students and usually
dumped on a newcomer, and fee-
ble administrative leaders, who
have caused many young teachers
to become disenchanted and
resign.

Several educators with whom I
entered the field in 2005 have
since resigned due to the grim
conditions, dissatisfaction with
the educational system, inability
to cope with boorish students and
in pursuit of a more lucrative
career opportunity. Frankly, I
intend to be joining them soon.

Today, teachers and many
members of the public are call-
ing for corporal punishment to
again be placed in the hands of
teachers, many quoting the adage:
“If you spare the rod, you spoil
the child.”

It appears that these individu-
als believe that corporal punish-
ment could play a part in curb-
ing the misconduct of unruly stu-
dents.

Interventionary tactics must
be employed to reduce school
violence. The MOE must imple-
ment policies where teachers are
encouraged to profile (ie, descrip-

tive, demographic and/or psy- ,

chological profiles) at-risk youths
during their formative years, so
that they can be placed in refor-
matory programmes.

Effective classroom manage-
ment, good administrative lead-
ership, enforcement of school
rules and the setting of high
expectations for students are all
zero-tolerance approaches to
addressing school violence. I com-
mend R M Bailey principal Julian
Anderson for his valiant attempt
to bring law and order back to
that campus!

Aggressive, fierce pupils
should serve time in juvenile
detention and be made to per-
form community service, with
their parents being fined.

Children found fighting on
school campuses or elsewhere,
while in uniform, should not just
be suspended but also confined
for four weeks at a boot camp if
it’s their second offence. Their
parents should be fined for a third
offence and, finally, imprisonment
of both the child and the parent,
in addition to a fine, should be
the result of a fourth offence.

The MOE must again recruit
truancy officers and observers,
who would ensure that students
attend school, infiltrate on-cam-
pus gangs, identify behavioural
issues and implement policies to
ensure that all schools are free of



“Asa
community
we must work
as a unit to
overcome this
crime surge.”



violence and the unauthorised
presence of weapons. We must
think proactively during these ter-
rifying times and install crime-
related surveillance at the school
level.

Dui the past month,
how many students car-
ried a weapon on school proper-
ty? How long will it be before a
fanatical student takes a gun to
school and goes on a killing spree
much like the incidents at Vir-
ginia Tech and Columbine?

Because males are more likely
to bring weapons on campuses,
they are usually closely scruti-
nised at school gates, more so
than females.

This is reckless profiling, par-
ticularly since female students
carry weapons on campus for
feuding males and can themselves
be vicious..I recently heard of a
female student who fought a
police officer and of another who
stabbed her schoolmate in the
neck with the sharp end of a
styling comb. Metal detectors
would be a most valuable com-
modity in the fight against school
violence.

Motivational speakers, such as
my friend Clement ‘Singaton’
Chea, whose life story should
inspire disorderly students to
straighten up, should be invited
into schools to address students.

In a riveting session at the S$ C
McPherson Jr High School, I
watched as Mr Chea had students
transfixed as he blended music
and a motivational speech fea-
turing youthful lingo that reached
the youngsters present. Mr Chea,
a former gang member who was
convicted of murder at 16, has
since reformed his life and
become a gospel artist. .

It is also incumbent upon par-
ents to assist in seeking to reduce
the risk of violence. Parents can
foster discipline by attempting to
respectfully find out all angles of
an account their child may bring
and seeking to meet with the
school’s administration/teachers

Welcomes



rather than plotting to attack
teachers or barging on to cam-
puses.

Parents must instil values in
their children, be open and.
attempt to assist with resolving
their child’s problems at home.
Rules are rules, so parents should
abide by them and train their chil-
dren to adhere to rules governing
the uniform code, their behav-
iour and their conduct in wider
society. Parents, teachers and
community stakeholders must all
teach students to practise confliet

_resolution and anger manage-

ment skills.

In further reducing violence at
schools, we must encourage stu-
dents to report crime to an
administrator and/or the police,
discourage misguided loyalties to
wayward peers, detain students
who skip school/classes and dis-
courage (fine or arrest) students
in uniform from going downtown
unless they are accompanied by a
parent/guardian.

The outdated national cur-
riculum must also be revised,
Bahamianised and modernised to
facilitate a new generation of stu-
dents. The revised curriculum
must be more student-centred. »

The MOE must also imple-
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more males to enter the educa-
tional arena. Whether they do it
via financial inducements, schol-
arships or recruitment, the edu-
cational system is in desperate
need of more male teachers/role
modeB&. Further, the ministry
must ensure that security officers
undergo specialised training pro-
cedures!

It takes a village to raise a

- child, but Bahamians seem no

longer to care about values and
morals and pass on these attitudes
through the generations.

More and more, Bahamians
are being seen as only being con-
cerned about material posses-
sions, wealth and the other "com-
forts" and pleasures of life. Is
there any wonder our nation's
youth are the way they are?

As a community we must work
as a unit to overcome this crime
surge. Undoubtedly, if the state of
our society continues in this
gloomy direction, we will soon
find ourselves with a devalued
dollar, in search of another num-
ber one industry and having to
resort to arming ourselves to
ensure our protection. .

At this rate, it seems likely that
some vigilante would take justice
into his or her own hands in an
effort to rid society of its men-
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. TRAFFIC came to a
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was thrown S50 feet into the
middle of the street follow-
dng a collision with a grey
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stopped to assist the motor-
‘eyclist, who suffered a large
wound to his left thigh, by
helping police divert traffic
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‘Scene five minutes after the
accident, which occurred in
dront of Beltec Auto
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Road |

because he didn’t have on
a helmet. He looked like he
just got the bike because the
bubble wrap and plastic was

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stillon .z.e of the seat and
the lights. He*s lucky.”
Officers on the scene said
they were uncertain what
caused the accident.

‘alive because this road is
full of big industrial trucks
this time of day,” said one
witness. “Thank God he fell
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1. Frank Smith, member of
parliament for St Thomas
More, speaks at the All Male
Empowerment Seminar and
Job Fair, hosted by the
Kemp Road Urban Renewal
Centre and Church of God of
Prophecy Life Transforma-
tion Centre last Saturday.

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2. Motivational speaker
Michael Pintard speaks at
the seminar and job fair.

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3. Participants visit busi-
ness booths and the Royal
Bahamas Defence Force
booth.

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4. Participants listen to the
speeches.

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create 125 jobs

@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE OWNERS of the new
Bennigan's Grill and Tavern
’ have invested “over $1 million”
into the Mall at Marathon
restaurant that will have its
grand opening -tomorrow
evening, creating jobs for 125
Bahamian employees.

Chris Mortimer, managing
director of the new restaurant,
told Tribune Business that they
believe the Bennigan’s fran-
chise’s location and brand
recognition will prove very suc-
cessful.

“First and foremost, I think
that this is a brand that Bahami-
ans know and enjoy. They eat
there when they are in Florida,
and so there is that brand recog-
nition.

“Also, Bennigan’s has a good
cross-section of food, and we
have a great staff who are well
trained and eager to help,” Mr
Mortimer said.

Some 125 persons have been
hired for the restaurant, which is
on the eastern side of the mall
close to the Galleria Cinema.

Mr Mortimer said the Mall
at Marathon provided an excel-
lent location for casual dining,
an amenity the area had previ-
ously lacked.

“It is our bélief that the Mall
at Marathon is the economic
centfe*of New Providencé, as’

‘65 per cent of the population
live within its radius,” Mr Mor-
timer said.

“Also, the mall provides us
with ample parking, so our
guests don’t have to worry
about parking in the street. The

‘ nearby mall police station
ensures that security is not a
concern.”

He added that the restaurant
fits well into the nightlife that
the Mall at Marathon is begin-
ning to cultivate, with the movie
theatre located close by and the
restaurant providing casual fam-
ily dinning.

The new Bennigan’s has tai-
lored its menu to fit the
Bahamian culture, Mr Mor-
timer said , adding that the
restaurant was not trying to

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian agricultural
industry could produce some
50 per cent of the $500 mil-
lion in food imports, brought
into this nation if there was a
sustained effort to develop the
sector, the head of the Agri-
culture Producers Association
told The Tribune yesterday.

I. G. Stubbs, the Bahamas
Agriculture Producers Asso-
ciation’s (BAPA) chief exec-

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Inter-American Development
Bank (IDB) to strengthen
linkages between the Bahami-

sectors.

Mr Stubbs said the project,
which will be formally
unveiled on Monday, was
designed to develop agricul-
tural production in the
Bahamas by bringing produc-
ers and farmers “up to inter-
national standards in terms of
quality of the product”.

Once that had been
achieved, Mr Stubbs said it
opened up further possibili-
ties to revive agriculture in the
Bahamas, including attracting
financial institutions to back

-the sector on a wider scale,
and “convincing the Govern-
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“Bahamian food requires its
own treatment. What we have
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The $120,000 IDB project,
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keting model to take the sec-
tor into the future, aiding
employment, food security
and generating “more bal-
anced economic growth”.
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for EPA agreement








coming into.effect

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas will have to
liberalise at minimum 75 per
cent of its services industries
if it signs on to the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union
(EU), The Tribune can reveal,
and must open up 82.7 per cent
of its EU goods tariff lines to
import duty elimination within
15 years of the agreement tak-
ing effect.

Documents on the EPA that
have been seen by The Tribune
show that because it is classed
as a ‘developed country’, the
Bahamas will be unable to
retreat from the ‘minimum’
services offer submitted to the
EU by CARIFORUM, the
body that negotiated the EPA
















* Nation must liberalise 82.7% of total
import value within 15 years of treaty

* Minister hints Bahamas must still decide
whether to sign on to CARIFORUM offer
* EPA to lead Bahamas down CSME-type

path of closer regional integration

on this nation’s behalf.

While less developed coun-
tries (LDCs) such as Haiti, the
Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States and Guyana
only have to open up'65 per

‘cent of their services indus-

tries, the Bahamas will have
to liberalise at least 75 per cent
of its services sectors if it signs

‘on to the igri ce ah

offer.

According 3 the CARI-
COM Regional Negotiating
Machinery’s (CRNM), which
negotiated the EPA with
CARIFORUM, among the
industries that most Caribbean
nations agreed to liberalise -
and open up to competition
from EU firms - are those
most vital to the Bahamas.

They include tourism, mar-
itime services (inter-island

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Tribune Business Reporter |



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tionary push to end-consumer, prices with the Bahamas
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to February 2008.

BEC’s fuel surcharge was was $0.164 for February 2008,

a major increase over the $0.098638 rate charged in Febru-
ary 2007, which was comparable to the previous year’s

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- Fleming pledges medical centre,
refining and LNG hub for Freeport's future

St George attorney sayS ey
potential Port buyer ‘bringing
nothing new to the table’



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

FLEMING Family & Part-
ners, the private equity and
wealth management firm, yes-

terday said that if successful in

acquiring the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) it
would establish Freeport as a
leading medical research and
educational centre, and make
the city a regional hub for the
supply of petroleum products
and aviation fuel:

Outlining its plans for
Freeport, Fleming said it would
seek to reposition the city and
Grand Bahamas as a regional
supplier of ‘clean’ automobile
fuel, developing a new oil refin-
ery and a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal.

Yet Fred Smith, the Callen-
der’s & Co attorney and part-
ner representing the late
Edward St George’s estate in
its legal battle with the Hay-
ward family over the GBPA’s
ownership, perhaps not sur-
prisingly, criticised the Flem-
ing proposals as “bringing noth-
ing new to the table”.

There may be some truth to
those criticisms, as some of
Fleming’s ideas - such as build-
ing a new cruise ship terminal
“with a substantial duty free
shopping centre development”
- had already been discussed by
the GBPA, the Government
and Carnival Cruise Lines.

Other Fleming proposals
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affordable housing - of a higher
standard - to house an expand-
ing Grand Bahama workforce;
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nomic gateway” that will attract
a wide range of new interna-
tional businesses to Freeport”,
Fleming is also focusing on
commercial and residential
property development.

It added in a statement: “The
Prince of Wales Foundation for
the Built Environment, an
architectural foundation under
the patronage of the Prince
Charles, will be engaged as the
model to ‘improve the quality
of people’s lives by teaching
and practicing timeless and eco-
logical ways of planning,
designing and building’. In
Freeport, this will ensure an
economically, socially and eco-
logically sustainable communi-
ty and City over the long-term.”

However, Mr Smith yester-
day told The Tribune that much
of Fleming’s proposals
appeared to have been copied
from a 1993 report produced
by the Council for the Eco-
nomic Development of the
Northern Region (of the
Bahamas).

Arguing that this report had
provided the “template” for
Freeport and Grand Bahama’s
development during the 10
years of the first Ingraham
administration, Mr Smith said
that among those who helped
to produce it were himself and

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He alluded to reports that
Fleming has effectively taken
over conduct of the Hayward
family’s side in the litigation,
having reached an agreement
in principle to purchase their
stake for $100 million.

Mr Smith told The Tribune:
“Tt is surprising that, as 50 per
cent stakeholders in the Port
Group of Companies, neither
Fleming nor their lobbyists and
advisers, Global Fulfillment
Services, had the good sense to

consult with the St George:

interest regarding, firstly, their
desire or otherwise to con-
tribute to a discussion on
Freeport’s future.

“Much of this [Fleming] tem-
plate for Freeport’s future was
already developed by Barry
Malcolm, David Thompson and
myself, along with Neko Grant
and C A Smith, when we pro-

duced the plan for Freeport’s ©

future in 1993 in the
Council for the Economic
Development of the Northern
Region.”

The report, Mr Smith said,
was produced after months of
interviews with stakeholders.
He argued that its findings led
to the replacement of the
Immovable Properties Acqui-
sition by Foreign Persons Act

with the International Persons:

Landholding Act; helped cre-
ate the 1993 Freeport Act; and
caused amendments to be made
to the Business Licence Act
and Real Property Tax Act to
“provide the template for

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five years? Why were they not
brought back in then? -

“Fleming are doing nothing
but seizing an opportunity.
Freeport does not need venture
capitalists like the Flemings.
We need Hutchison Whampoa,
Carnival, Royal Caribbean,
PDVSA, Morgan Stanley, the
Raven Group that are about
putting their money where their
mouth is, and not promising
great things for the future...

“There is nothing Fleming
wants to do that they can’t, if
they apply to the Port Author-
ity for a licence and develop
this vision, this plan.”

Fleming also pledged that
under its ownership, the GBPA
would operate with an advisory
board made up of licensees and
other stakeholders.

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@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE attorney for ousted
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) chairman Hannes
Babak has denied that there
was any attempt to “mislead”
the Immigration Department
over his work permit applica-
tion, as might have been sug-
gested by the late Edward St
George’s estate.

Andre Feldman said Mr
Babak was issued a valid work
permit by the Immigration
Department to work as the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairman, describing inferences
that there was “some misrep-
resentation” in his application
as “completely wrong”.

The St George estate’s attor-
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Supreme Court, alleged that
the Immigration Department
was told Mr Babak would not
receive “any salary, reward,
profit or gain” within the Immi-
gration Act’s meaning.

This was used as evidence to
counter claims that the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd, or their
immediate holding company,
Intercontinental Diversified
Corporation (IDC), “may have
a significant liability to pay” to
Mr Babak, possibly totalling as
much as $65 million; over his
contract.

In response, Mr Feldman
told The Tribune: “The point
to start with is that he [Mr
Babak] was issued a work per-
mit to engage in gainful occu-
pation. So this whole debate
about salary or no salary, remu-
neration or no remuneration,
profit or no profit. gain or no
gain, is irrelevant, because he
did get a work permit to engage
in gainful occupation.”

‘In its evidence submitted to
the Supreme Court, the St
George estate relied upon
copies of correspondence
between the GBPA and the
Immigration Department in
June 2006 relating to Mr
Babak’s status, and ultimate
work permit application, for the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairmanship role.

A June 12,-2006; letter,
signed by Sir Jack Hayward,
said he and Lady Henrietta St
George had decided to appoint
Mr Babak as chairman and the
shareholders’ representative at
the GBPA and Port Group Ltd.

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out the right to work ‘save in

his own business’. Upon con- .

sultation with our legal depart-
ment, it is believed that a work
permit is not necessary, as Mr
Babak is not employed by
GBPA or Port Group Ltd, and
does not receive a salary from
either of these companies,” Sir
Jack allegedly wrote.

Replied

James Rolle, assistant direc-
tor of immigration, replied two
days later, stating that because
Mr Babak’s status only permit-
ted him to work in his own
business, and he had not been
issued with a work permit for
the GBPA post, “he should
cease forthwith from work with
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority”.

However, the GBPA was
invited to apply for a work per-
mit for Mr Babak.

Lindsay Luttermann, an
attorney with the estate’s Cay-
man Islands-based counsel,
Walkers, alleged in her affidavit
that the June 16, 2006, response
to Mr Rolle by Sir Albert
Miller, the GBPA’s chief exec-
utive, stated that Mr Babak
would not be engaged in any
gainful occupation as chairman,
and would not receive “any
salary, reward, profit or gain
within the meaning of the

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Immigration Act”.
“This representation was
repeated by Mr Babak in his

_ application form, signed by him

under oath,” Ms Luttermann
alleged. “At paragraph 24 of
that form, which required him
to set out ‘particulars of salary,
commissions etc or other bene-
fits to be received in relation
to this application’, he provided
no such particulars.”

Mr Feldman, though, told
The Tribune that Mr Babak’s
application said only that he
would be taking up the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd chairman-
ship without a salary, working
on a non-salaried basis.

Acknowledging that Sir
Albert’s letter may appear con-
fusing, Mr Feldman added:
“There was no misleading.
Immigration was not misled.

“Ultimately, Immigration
were correct. Their approach
was: ‘We don’t care that he’s
not getting a salary. We believe
Mr Babak will be making some
money somewhere; some remu-
neration, some profits. You
have to apply for a work permit
for him to engage in gainful
occupation’.

“That is what the Port did.
He got a work permit, and at
that point could be paid com-
pensation. Hannes never lied
on any form, or misled any-
body. His application was very
clear.”

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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
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Colinalmperial names



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COLINAIMPERIAL
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named Marcus Bosland as
its resident actuary, with
responsibility for calculat-
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likelihood of future adverse
events.

“T am pleased to welcome
Marcus to the team at Coli-
nalmperial,” said Monty
Braithwaite, Colinalmperi-

al’s president.

“We look forward to uti-
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and skills to make Coli-
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days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

continuing to improve our

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALBINO LAZZARI OF
#57 SPANISH CAY, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



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IN THE ESTATE of MERIH HAINES
late of No. 85, Devonshire Street,
Westward Villas, Western District,

Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 7th March,
2008 after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims
of which they shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

MAILLIS AND MAILLIS
Chambers

Fort Nassau House
Marlborough Street

P.O. Box N-4014

Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executors



NOTICE

_ Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Cinque Terre Company Ltd. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 8th day of November, A.D., 2007 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR



BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
(Company number 42,055B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

I, Roger Palma, Liquidator of BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of BETTER
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution and that BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
has been dissolved.

Dated this 4th day of January, 2008





THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 5B



ae a
BEC fuel surcharge
up 66% in February

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$0.097073 surcharge.

For January, BEC’s fuel
surcharge stood at $0.14945
cents, a 50.7 per cent
increase over the previous
year’s $0.09914.

The fuel surcharge
increases are a direct prod-
uct of the spike in global oil
prices, which earlier this
year touched $100 per bar-
tel, and indicate that BEC
bought ‘its fuel for January
and February at the market
peak.

It is possible that March’s
surcharge may be even high-
er.

Bahamian business and
residnetial consumers are
likely to face major. utility
bill increases as a result,
especially at companies such
as hotels that:are major
BEC consumers. The
increases in energy costs will
impact their bottom lines,
reducing margins and poten-
tially causing price increases
elsewhere.

The BEC fuel surcharge
increases again highlight the
need for Bahamians to con-
serve electricity consump-
tion, be energy efficient, and
for hotels to retain the high-
est possible room occupan-
cies, said Frank Comito,
executive vice-president of
the Bahamas Hotel Associ-
ation (BHA).

He said the skyrocketing
fuel surcharges continue to
be a challenge for Bahamian
hotels, who are already
faced with some of the high-
est operating costs in the
region.

“We have to have full
room nights,” Mr Comito
said, although he acknowl-
edged that once a room was
occupied this lea to incre-
mental electricity use,
despite the revenue it gen-
erated.

Mr Comito added that the
situation also underscored
the importance of energy-
saving incentives, such as tax
exemptions for equipment
such as solar panels and
energy-saving light bulbs
which.

Mr Comito said that while
many hotels.do have such
measures in place, there is
always room for improve-
ment.

He added that the BHA
was supportive and encour-
aged by the Government’s

pledge to forge ahead with |

the creation of a National
Energy Policy, which would
provide strong conservation
ideas to consumers and busi-
nesses alike.

Dionisio D’ Aguilar, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce, pointed
out that hopefully the BEC
surcharge would drop once
this supply of oil has been
used.

“Unfortunately, there is
nothing that we can do. We

knew that it would be going
up,” the Chamber president
said.

He added that the con-
stant BEC bill increases had
created two sorts of business
persons - the sophisticated
one, who understands that
they must increase prices to
remain successful, or the
unsophisticated one who
tries to go along at the same
price despite the fact that
costs have risen.

The problem, Mr
D’ Aguilar said, was that this
makes it difficult for those
who raise prices to compete
until the unsophisticated

business owner realises that:

he has incurred a loss and
increases his prices.

Further, Mr D’Aguilar
pointed out that many per-
sons believe that once oil
prices come down, consumer
prices should as well. But he
said that cannot be the case,
because often once the price
settles, businesses are trying
to recoup what they lost.

Legal Notice

NOTICE _

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WINSFORD 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),
WINSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 19th day of De-

cember, 2007.

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



BAHAMAS

THE BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF

THE BAHAMAS

VACANCY NOTICE
GENERAL MANAGER

The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas is seeking an
individual, with proven leadership skills, to fill the position of
General Manager, effective no later than April 1, 2008

The organization is set to undergo a major restructuring and
transformational process as it transitions from being a State
Broadcaster to being a Public Service Broadcaster.

Concomitant with the restructuring, the organization is also
scheduled to implement major equipment upgrades as it
transforms to a computer-based, digital, non-linear form of news
gathering, editing, production, etc. from its present, mainly analog
format. ,

Candidates should, at minimum, posses a first degree in journalism,
broadcasting or other related field.

The ideal candidate should posses an MBA and have a proven, clearly
and comprehensively displayed leadership track record in senior a
management capacity for a minimum of seven (7) years.

Interested individuals should hand deliver letters of interest, together
with comprehensive resumes, marked “Strictly Confidential” and
addressed to the attention of the Executive Chairman, to the
Corporation’s Human Resource office, Harcourt “Rusty” Bethel
Drive, Nassau, Bahamas not later than February 14, 2008.

All applications received will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The Corporation intends to interview short listed applicants with a

view to selecting an appropriate candidate no later than the end of
February 2008.

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

“ON

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:

¢ 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 hic school graduates with a minimum of six (6) months
experience or equivale’... 1:owever, additional related industrial certificates and/or
a College of The Baliamas 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 aSHIFT 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 attentio»
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.



Security & General

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Security and General Insurance, a member of Colonial Group International Limited
(CGIL) headquartered in Bermuda, is seeking a Financial Controller.

CGIL, with offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin
Islands, offers a complete range of premier financial and insurance services and, over the
past few years, has undertaken significant growth. This is an opportunity to be part of a
rapidly growing innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class service
and access to competitive products.

The position of Financial Controller will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the
accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company and will be expected to
implement and continually develop systems of internal control. Reporting to both the
Group Financial Controller and the General Manager of Security & General, the
successful candidate will be expected to prepare, analyze and present financial reports
for senior management with an emphasis on key success factors. :
Recognized Accounting Qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) with a minimum of 3 years’
post qualification experience

Strong proficiency in MS Excel

Ability to work extended hours and travel on occasion

Excellent communication and organizational Skills

A minimum of two years experience managing administrative staff

Compensation for the successful candidate will be attractive and linked to performance.
The Group offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical
insurance, contributory pension plan, life, and long term disability coverage.

If you have a keen commitment to quality results and want to contribute your talents to
a dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity. Applications will be treated in
the strictest confidence and should be made in writing to:

Attn: Human Resources

Security & General Insurance Company Ltd.
2â„¢ Terrace & Collins Avenue

PO Box N-3540 Nassau, Bahamas

or by email to sginfo@atlantichouse.com,bs

Closing Date for applications is February 20", 2008





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BUSINESS

THE TRIBUNE



Legal Notice

NOTICE

UDON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAUNA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
| is in dissolution, which commenced on the 23rd day of

January 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

XENON INVESTMENT HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) ISHISE

ences ~ weer «

Notice is hereby given that the-above-named Company

is in dissolution, which commenced on the 11th day of

January 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CONFETTI SLOPES INC.

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

‘2000, the dissolution of CONFETTI SLOPES INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

| issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TWINKLE STARLIGHT INC.
‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
S in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

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ing the agreement’s text in
December 2007, and consulta-
tions on this offer between the
Government and private sector
are scheduled to begin this
month.

The Bahamas will thus have
to move quickly to not only
craft an offer, but decide which
industries are too sensitive and
need to be excluded from the
EPA’s clutches, and also those
whose liberalisation should be
phased-in over time.

Zhivargo Laing, minister of

state for finance, confirmed to
The Tribune that as the
Bahamas was signing on to the
CARIFORUM EPA offer, it
would have to offer the same
commitments as already agreed
with the EU in the draft text.
With the Bahamas having
already submitted a market
access/goods offer to the EU,

the minister hinted that this

nation still had to decide

EPA agreement

whether it would formally join
the CARIFORUM agreement
and the EPA when heads of
state are asked to formally sign
the treaty later this year.

“| think the reality is that the
CARIFORUM goods offer is
the one that prevails on us,”
Mr Laing told The Tribune.
“Essentially, we will have to
determine whether we will
adopt that offer.”

The minister then retreated
slightly from that position,
pointing out that “every [CAR-
IFORUM] country has to
decide whether it’s going to
sign”, and adding that the
Bahamas had agreed its goods
offer.

Acknowledging that EU
companies would seek to enter
the Bahamian market, Mr
Laing said the Government
wanted more Bahamian com-
panies to “look at this [the
EPA} as an opportunity” to

Legal Notice

NOTICE

IBIZA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of February
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-
7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

OAKCREST VENTURES INC.

* Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

2000, the dissolution of OAKCREST VENTURES INC.

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LAMBRUSCO HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE |

ELEVATED MANAGEMENT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



export goods and services to
the EU market, and join the
ranks of existing exporters.

‘The minister added that the
services industry liberalisation
demanded by the EPA was
“not far off what the goods per-
centages are”. On market
access, if the Bahamas joins the
CARIFORUM offer, it must
ultimately liberalise 86.9 per
cent of the total value of its
imports.

While the Bahamas and oth-
er Caribbean nations have
three years after the agree-
ment’s final signing this year
to prepare, when liberalisation
kicks-in during 2011, some 52.8
per cent of this country’s tariff
lines must be liberalised when
it comes to the entry of Euro-
pean goods.

The CRNM technical co-
ordinator for the negotiations,
Junior Lodge, wrote that nego-
tiators for CARIFORUM,
which negotiated the EPA on
the Bahamas’ behalf, had
“been charged with accepting
tariff liberalisation commit-
ments that are front-loaded”.

He added: “CARIFORUM
[including the Bahamas if it
signs up] will liberalise 82.7 per
cent of its EU imports in 15
years.

“This headline figure should
be read in conjunction with a
number of other salient facts.
First, the corresponding liber-
alisation effort over five and
10 years is 57 per cent and 61.1
per cent, respectively.

“However, the key bench-
mark is the current level of EU
imports that is already liber-
alised - 51 per cent. An addi-
tional 1.8 per cent of CARI-
FORUM imports were imme-
diately liberalised, and items
attracting nuisance tariffs,
thereby resulting in total lib-
eralisation of 52.8 per cent
when the agreement comes
into effect. There, CARIFO-
RUM states will eliminate
duties on an additional 8.3 per
cent of their EU imports dur-
ing the first 10 years of the

agreement,”

These details suggest the
economic implications of sign-
ing on to the’ EPA are much
wider than simply preserving
market access for exporters
such as Polymers International
and the fisheries industry, and
that many more Bahamian
businesses will be affected,
both by the services offer and
other requirements.

A major component of the
EPA is to foster closer region-
al integration in the Caribbean,
which would appear. to push
the Bahamas towards a
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) type
arrangement, whether it likes jit
or not. '

Mr Lodge confirmed: “The
EPA should strengthen CAR-
IFORUM regional integration
in terms of facilitating deeper
ties with the Bahamas and
Haiti, two states whose rela-
tionships with the CSME are
ill-defined.”

Among the key Sieaees
required are rules of origin and
anti-dumping provisions, both
of which will require reform
and upgrades to the Custonis
Department, countervailing
duties, subsidies, and upgrades
to competition policy, sanitary
and phytosanitary measures,
and intellectual property rights
legislation. A massive amount
of work needs to be done to
prepare the Bahamian econo-
my and private sector for the
EPA and trade liberalisation.

Concerns also remain over
the godds offer submitted by
the Bahamas, 7he Tribune
understanding that the initial
effort fell well short of CARI-
FORUM’s | liberalisation
thresholds by placing some 68
per cent of tariff lines in the
25-year liberalisation basket;

It is understood that almost
half the total value of the
Bahamas’ EU trade is confined
to some 16 tariff lines or goods,
with total European trade
falling into just 1,043 of some
6,700 total tariff lines.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MACA VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.








~~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SLOAN GARDENS S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies .\ct

2000, the dissolution of SLOAN GARDENS S.A. has

been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Register,

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CRYSTALLITE SEAS INC.







severeereecrensnes

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies \ct
2000, the dissolution of CRYSTALLITE SEAS INC.
has: been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

2

ARGOSA CORP. INC

(Liquidator)

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~

THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 7B



Bahamas can grow BAIC set to hold business seminar

50% of $500m
food imports bill

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basis of quality and price.”

Mr Stubbs said BAPA wanted to see the Government craft a
National Development policy, which would include a sub-sec-
tion detailing a commitment to Bahamian agriculture and allow-

ing home-grown produce to act as an import substitute.

“With the price of commodities going up now, it is to our
advantage to cut costs by producing from here,” Mr Stubbs
said. “It would seem to be in our interests to develop that

capacity as soon as possible.

“T understand from the information made available to me that

THE Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) has announced its first
Business Seminar for 2008.

This seminar is scheduled to be held over
three consecutive evenings between the hours
of 6pm and 9pm at the Administrators Con-
ference Room, in the new ‘Teachers & Salaried
Workers Building, West Atlantic Drive, on
26, 27 and 28 February, 2008.

BAIC is the government agency mandated
to promote and encourage entrepreneurship in
the small business sector among Bahamians,
and hopes to provide persons with a forum for
attaining knowledge on starting, running and
improving a business. One of the goals is that
participants will successfully start new, or
improve existing businesses with the infor-
mation attained from the seminar.

Participants are expected to come from
business-interested persons on the island of

better business people and businesses in the
Bahamian economy, thus improving employ-
ment,

BAIC is expected to organise business-
training seminars for Bahamian entrepreneurs
each year. Grand Bahama has traditionally
held at least one such business seminar each
year, however, last year none was held. This
seminar is resumed in Grand Bahama to
encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among
the residents.

Area Challenges:

* The tourism numbers for Grand Bahama

have been decreasing for years.

* The overall economy of Grand Bahama is
not strong.

* Entrepreneurship needs to be boasted to
encourage business development on the
Island. an

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Banking Tools Every Business Should Have

A well qualified line-up of professionals in
their fields has been confirmed to present on
the seminar topics each night. In addition to
the above topics, two night sessions will have
presentations from active businesspersons
from the community on their real business
experiences.

Nightly Sessions:

Topic 1 6:00pm — 7:05pm.
Break 7:05pm — 7:15pm.
Topic 2 7:15pm -- 8:20pm.
Break 8:20pm — 8:30pm.
Businessperson

the cost of food imports is some $500 million per year. If we were
to start to tackle that over a given period of time, I see no rea-
son why we can’t get 50 per cent of that in local consumption.

“T believe the Government of the day should make it a top pri-
ority for us to feed ourselves to the extent we can as soon as pos-
sible, educate our people on the need to have some local pro-
duce, and expand the College of the Bahamas to include a
School of Agriculture or Agriculture Sciences that could inter-
face with other learning institutions around the world.”

Grand Bahama primarily. The fee for the presentation 8:30pm —9:00pm -
course is $90 per person for the three nights.
For one night, $50 will be charged; two or
three nights will be at $90.

Through this Small Business Course, BAIC

is attempting to fulfill its mandate to build

NOTICE

Topics:

Legal Protection for Business, including
Intellectual Property

Protecting your Business — Insurance

The Business Plan, Funding and Record

Interested persons could register for the
seminar by contacting BAIC’s office in
the National Insurance Building, by 20 Feb-
ruary.

NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GISLAINE 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 8TH 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 SERGE GUERRIER of
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 8TH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Ae NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
_ (No. 45 of 2000)

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT & ADVISORY
SERVICES LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No. 45
of 2000, the Dissolution of INTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT & ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was January 21, 2008.



Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

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



NOTICE is hereby given that ELIEZER RAMEAU of
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 eta days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, FREDERICK
NATHANIEL HIELD of General Delivery Office, Moore’s
Island, intend to change my name to FREDERICK DAVIS.
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of
this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE METELLUS
of POLIMIS STREET, GT-2574, 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 1ST day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to 'the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SILVANA LAZZARI OF



#57 SPANISH CAY, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the

Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight ae from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMOND GUERRIER of
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 8TH day of FEBRUARY












NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELIN DORVIL of #139
WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL ALCIME of
HOMESTEAD ST, 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas. :






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS G. SMALL of TEAK
LANE, SUNSET PARK, P.O. BOX CB-56858, 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 io the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas. ;

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, JOANN MIRIAM LEE
PHILLPOT DE VARGAS of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name tc MIRIAM LEE JOANNE FHILLPOT |
DE VARGAS. If there are any objections to this change }
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas'no later than thirty (0) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZNELL EDMOND
of P.O. Box AB-20493, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is sppying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for ome ek
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 1ST day oi







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ENERGY INVESTMENT ADVISORS LIMITED



FEBRUARY 2008 tothe Minister responsible for Nationality

2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

BIS

Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES = VISIT WWW-BIS
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 2,027.44 / GHG










Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No.
45 of 2000, the Dissolution of ENERGY INVESTMENT
ADVISORS LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of

Dissolution has been issued and ‘the Company has therefore




=) FIDELITY



cFAL
S INFORMATION
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been struck off the Register. The date of completion of the dis-
solution was January 21, 2008.
















52wk-Hi 52wk-Low os Securit _y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E _
OW 72 0.75 Abaco Markets 1.71 1.72 0.01 2,000 0.157 0.000 11.0
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9
19.68 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.612 0.260 15.7
OO NE eg a ge my OF GP ae ee a 0.85 0.80 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 “AS
1 i 1 3.74 1.85 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7
Continental Liquidators Inc. 2.70 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0.040 44.8
‘ 4 12.70 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.64 12.70 0.06 1,000 1.030 0.240 12.3
Liquidator 3.15 2.00 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.3
8.50 4.45 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.82 7.82 0.00 200 0.428 0.260 18.3
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.65 4.52 -0.13 0.129 . 0.052 36.3
2.60 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.00 5,500 0.316 0.020 7.8
7.45 5.70 Famguard 7.45 7.45 0.00 0.713 0.280 10.4
LEGAL NOTICE 13.01 12.30. Finco 13.00 13.00 0.00 0.829 0.570 15.7
14.75 14.25 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.25 -0.35 2,750 0.914 0.470 15.6
NOTICE 6.10 5.12 Focol (S) 5.12 5.12 0.00 0.363 0.140 14.4
. 1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.035 0.000 22.0
8.00 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.50 12.50 0.00 1.059 0.610 11.8
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 / 10.00 ; / 1.167 0.600 8.6
Fidelity Qver-The-Counter Securities ADB>RLQGKGQKG Gi
(No.45 of 2000) 52wk-Hi _52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS$ _Div$ P/E
* 14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM
LIGHTFEATHER LTD 0.54 0.20. RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0,35 ee 00.023. 0.000 N/M
: : . Colina Over-The-Counter Securities AX GK .
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0
a ci : ati eth : ds 4 14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 NIM
4 2 ernationg iness C anies 5 : : BISX Listad Mutual Funds WW
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of ee ere ety apie eo a Ce ree ne WS
2000), the Dissolution of LIGHTFEATHER LTD. has been 1.2920 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.291985**
wk = “2 : 7 3.0008 2.4723 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 3.00076**
| completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and 11.3789 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.378862"
‘ ~ sa ‘ = 3.7969 3.0569 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.7969"** 27.72% 27.72%
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ‘The 11.9333 11.3545 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.9333"* 5.53% 5.53%
nts : S43 se : a6 Dane hee FINDEX: CLOSE 948.44 / YTD 0.60% / 2007 34.47%
date of completion of the dissolution was December 20, 2007. BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000,00 MARKET mee YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV_KEY
52wk-Hi ~ Highest closing price in last 52 weoks Bld § ~ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
52wk-Low - Lowe sing pri weoks Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity * 21 February
Previou oO ted price for daily volume Last Price - Last ttaded over-the-counter price **. 31 Decombe
adi : ted price for dally volume Wookly Vol. = Trading volume of the prior wook
f Change - e ce from day to day EPS $- A company's reported earnings por share for the last 12 mths \
/ Daily Vol umber of t ares traded today NAV - Net Assot Value
vy DIV § - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months N/M - Not Meaningful
of k P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX - The Fidolity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
BN tacit (S) - 4-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007
ALRENA MOREY (S1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

AQUIDATOR ; ; ; ‘
. TO TRADE CALL: CFAL 242-502-7010 / FIDELITY 242-366-7764 / FOR MORE DATA & INFORMATION CALL (242) 994-2503





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East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.

Opening lead — queen of clubs.

‘y’s deal features a card com-
Inauon that is commonly mis-
played. Let’s say declarer wins the
club lead with the king and plays the
king and another heart. When West
shows out, South is in serious trou-
ble. Assuming reasonable defense,
the best he can do is score two °
spades, three hearts, a diamond and
two clubs.
But declarer has a lock on the
contract if he plays more carefully.
He should recognize that three

notrump is ice-cold if he can score
four heart tricks, and all his thoughts

the king and leads the nine toward
the jack to assure four heart tricks.

2. If East follows low, South plays
the nine to guarantee four heart tricks
whether the nine wins or loses.

3. If East produces the ten or
queen, South wins with the king and.
returns the nine to assure four heart
tricks,

A player ‘who optimistically pro-
ceeds on the assumption that a suit
will be favorably divided is guilty of
negligence and will occasionally
have to pay the piper for his careless-
hess.

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DO YOU RELIEVE OUR
DESTINIES ARE CONTROLLED] | DO WHATEVER WE WANT
BY THE STARS?

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the week, Aries — there’s a lotto get
done. A close friend has a gecret
agenda when he or snes you out

TAURUS - | .pril 21/May 21
That special someone wants to take
your relationship to a whole new level.
Are you ready, Taurus? Think! care-
fully before you answer. An old friend
stops by to say hello on Thursday.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
Be determined this week, Gemini.
Friends and colleagues will try to
distract you from the task at hand. A
loved one gets into trouble and
needs your help. Take time out to
listen and give your best advice.

CANCER -— June 22/July!22

Your sense of humor draws plenty ot
attention. You form a close fiiend-
ship with an unlikely stranger. A for-
mer colleague will call you for help.
Do what you can, for old time’s|sake.

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Although you’re sure to getia lot
done before Thursday, it’s) still

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#Q972 #K 64 hearts so as to overcome a holding of week. Don’t let this person get
#QIJ1073 #52 four to thé Q-10 in either opponent’s you. He or she is only jealous. |
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A loved one needs your advice about
a relationship. Be honest, even
though the truth may be hard tojhear.
A work problem will require all of
your craftiness. Go to it! |

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dee 21
Don’t -be surprised if you find your
workload mounting this week,
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17 Hero of very little matter 12 Has he the right to do wrong? (3) EI CHESS Loh) Leona rd Barden
toa novice (4) 13 Something to send if you want to ; , S
19 Ed gets Reg upset with such hear from a female (5) | | |
selfishness (5) 15 Something shaky on the dining Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant v
21 Hangout of a relative at table? (5) ci Atanas Dimitrov, Liosia 1997. |
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team! (5) 19 What a gangster used in shooting at defeated Scottish champion |
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Cc 32 Goes back again for good stinging you (5) / oO. ‘ . eet (4) 15 Crave (5) has a keen eye for combining e sat nk ee is
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R 27, Hove-l 28, Le-V-er 29, Re-C-over 30, Fe-T-ed 31, Ent-ry — | Solve 29, Logical 30, Order 31, Plant :
DOWN: 2, Airgun 3, Ideals 4, Dud 5, Lear-n 6, Mini-Mal 7, | DOWN: 2, lroned 3, Ration 4, Ash 5, Timid 6, Mission 7,
D Unit 8, G-ather 12, F-ox-ed 13, Bombs 14, Leg-it 15, Deb-it | Unit 8, Italic 12, Fears 13, Dense 14, Melon 15, Rifle 16,

16, Wa-fe-r 18, Cat-CH 19, Reviled 21, Remove 22, G-over-n
23, Veneer 25, Scoop 26, Here 28, Lee

Beard 18, Novel 15, Creator 21, Porter 22, Scroll 23, Uneven
25, Denim 26, Pale 28, Sap





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THE Ministry of Education
has launched a full scale inves-
tigation into allegations that
a female teacher at a govern-
ment school was having:a-sex-
ual relationship with a 12th
grade male student.

Permanent Secretary in the
Ministry of Education, Youth,
and Sports, Mrs Elma Gar-
raway confirmed with The Tri-
bune yesterday that an inves-
tigation was underway.

“This allegation has very
recently been brought to the
attention of the ministry and

Man shot
and killed

POLICE confirmed that
a man was shot in his chest
and killed on Adderley
Street, Fox Hill, at about. 8
o’clock last night. ~

It is reported that a man
was standing with others on
the western side of Adderley
Street off Bernard Road,
when a car pulled up. There
was an exchange of words,
a shot was fired, and the car
pulled off. The victim ran
to the eastern side of the
road where he dropped
dead.
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Garraway said that no other

_ comment can be made at this

time. Repeated calls to the
Minister of Education Carl
Bethel for comment were not
returned ‘up to’press time.
Under the Sexual Offences
and Domestic Violence Act,
section 14, any adult who has
or attempts to have unlawful
sexual intercourse with a
“dependent child of the
adult”, whether with or with-
out the consent of the child,
is guilty of an offence and
liable to imprisonment for 14
years subject to, in the case of
a second or subsequent con-
viction for the offence, a term
of imprisonment of eight
years. :
The Act outlines the condi-
tions of “dependent child of
the adult” meaning a minor
who is not related by blood to
the adult, but who is the
adopted child, step-child, fos-
ter child or ward of the adult;
has been treated by the adult
as a child of the family of the

adult; is being maintained, -

either wholly or partly, by the
adult; is in the actual custody,
charge or control of the adult;
or as in the case of a teacher,
in relation to whom the adult
holds a position of trust.
The President of the
Bahamas Union of Teachers
Mrs Ida Poitier-Turnquest

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Tribune Staff Reporter
kherig@tribunemedia. net

THE owners of Western Air
yesterday hit out at Golden
Gates MP Shane Gibson for
criticising a private company in
parliament and defended the
airline against his allegations.

Rex Rolle, president and
CEO of Western Air, told The
Tribune that he believes that
personal and political griev-
ances played a part in the state-
ments made by the PLP MP.

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THE privatisation of the
Bahamas Telecommunica-
tions Company will not occur
if the benefits of employees






industrial agreement under
consideration, vowed Robert
Farquharson, president of the
Bahamas Communications
and Public Officers Union,
yesterday.

Members of the BCPOU
shredded a copy of the draft
industrial agreement offered
to workers of BTC by gov-
ernment just before lpm.
They then wrapped it in a dia-
per and put it on the steps of
the.company’s headquarters
on JFK Drive.

Mr Farquharson led the
lunchtime protest to demon-
strate the union’s disgust at
the draft document for BTC
workers, who have been with-
out a contract since Septem- |:
ber last year.

According to the union, the
proposed agreement deletes
some 23 benefits already
enjoyed by workers, includ-
ing a merit rating system, trav-
el allowance, certain overtime

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tigate the threat. However,

_ nothing was found. During the

incident, in addition to the
investigating officers in the
bank, a policeman, armed with
a machine gun, was stationed
outside the branch,

After less than an hour’s
delay, business returned to nor-
mal, a representative of the
Royal Bank confirmed.

The police statistics for 2007,
reveal that there were 33 bomb
threats last year, as compared
with 21 in 2006.

Disgruntled employees and
idle children are often cited as
the main culprits in making false
bomb threats in the Bahamas.

Bishop Michael
Eldon is still
clinging to life

@ By XAN-XI BETHEL

BISHOP Michael Eldon is
still clinging to life and depend-
ing on a ventilator to sustain
him.

His sister, Dr. Keva Eldon
Bethel, said that Bishop Eldon

-is‘in stable condition and even

though he is unable to commu- ©
nicate, he shows signs of under-
standing and recognition. He is
not mobile and needs constant
medical care.

Bishop Eldon was admitted
to Doctor’s Hospital on January
31, 2005, suffering from pneu-

. monia. Shortly afterwards he

suffered respiratory failure and
went into a coma. He had to
remain in the hospital for two
months before he was stable
enough to go home.

And in a medical update
issued on April 4th of that year,
it was reported that his condi-
tion had deteriorated again and
he was experiencing recurrent
pneumonia with septicemia
(blood poisoning). Since his
breakdown of health in 2005,
Bishop Eldon has not been able
to resume his duties at the
Anglican Diocese of the

‘Bahamas, but Dr. Bethel said

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alowe@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIANS and tourists
could be enjoying a newly beau-
tified “green space” on the down-
town site of the old straw market
within the next three months, The
Tribune has learned. :

Works Minister Earl Deveaux
confirmed yesterday that plans
to renovate the large empty lot
by adding trees, walkways and
benches where people can relax,
will be put out to tender in the
local press on Monday.

At the same time, bids will be
solicited for contracts relating to
the renovation of the Prince
George Wharf customs ware-
house, which is set to be turned
into an authentic Bahamian crafts
market, and for the completion of
repairs on the tented straw mar-

Ket on West Bay Street.

Once advertised, Dr Deveaux
said. he anticipates a further 30
days.to six weeks before a con-.
tractor is selected by the ministry
for the green space project. He
said that. the work should take
around 90 days.

The Tribune first reported in
mid-January that Dr Deveaux
had asked his ministry to prepare
designs for the temporary beau-
tification of the empty lot, which
has been a large eyesore in the
middle of the touristic downtown
area since the original market
burnt down in 2001.

He emphasised that the
upgrades made to the site do not
preclude the land being used for
other purposes at a later date,
and said measures will be taken
to ensure that any additions
made to the site can be removed
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utilising potted trees, for exam-
ple.

Under the former government,
a $23 million contract had been
signed to build a new straw mar-

‘ ket on the empty lot, but this con-

tract was cancelled under the
ENM government, who stated
that it was too expensive. For-
mer works minister Bradley
Roberts had said at its signing
that the project represented the
largest sum of money ever invest-
ed by the Bahamian government
in a single government building.

Since that time, the govern-
ment has committed itself to the
creation of an authentic Bahami-
an crafts market at the old cus-
tom’s warehouse after being lob-
bied by Bahamian craftspersons.

The tented market is being
repaired at the request of a group
of straw vendors who fear the
repercussions of taking their busi-
ness off Bay Street.

Dr Deveaux told another daily
earlier this month that the straw
market is not likely to be rebuilt
until 2009 at the earliest.

He stated last year that the
government did not wish to be
forced into building a market that
addresses the immediate needs
of just a few hundred vendors
and risk missing an opportunity
to plan an overall strategic plan
for downtown.

The soliciting of bids to begin

the beautification project comes .

after the proposal for the area,
currently roughly boarded off
with plywood, was “warmly
received” by Dr Deveaux’s Cab-
inet colleagues.

Dr Deveaux had spoken of
how the site is one of several
focuses for his ministry in terms
of the government's stated com-
mitment to address the deterio-
ration of downtown Nassau.

The green space concept has
been embraced by the Nassau
Tourism Development Board’s
Frank Comito and Charles
Klonaris, and the Ministry of

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AS many Bahamians are
rediscovering the wonders of
Cat Island, esteemed actress
Ruby Dee is praising it as
“one of the most beautiful
places on this earth.”

Mrs Dee spent some time
on the island, known for its
famous Hermitage, with
Pamela Poitier, daughter of
Academy Award winning
actor Sir Sidney Poitier.

Sir Sidney and Mrs Dee
have appeared together in sev-
eral movies, including A
Raisin in the Sun in 1961.

She is also known for her
films with director Spike Lee,
who recéntly wrapped up his
latest project, Miracle at St
Anna, in Nassau.

Mrs Dee’s 96 film and tele-
vision credits include Do The
Right Thing, Jungle Fever,
Their Eyes Were Watching
God, Windmills of the Gods,
The Stand and Buck and the
Preacher.

Most recently, she appeared
with three Academy Award
winning actors — Denzel
Washington, Russell Crowe
and Cuba Gooding Jr — in
American Gangster.

_ She has been nominated for
the Best Supporting Actress
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other.trade agreements such,as.
the Economic Partnership”
“Agreement — between the

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

RESIDENTS of Cable Beach
are calling for a town meeting to
address their fears that access
to western New Providence will
be restricted as.a result of the
new Baha Mar supplemental
heads of agreement.

Top on the list of concerns
are the planned re-routing of
West Bay Street and access to

Goodman’s Bay once the devel- °

opment gets underway.
Resident Sara Appleton said:
“Would the public servants
please now serve the public and
let us know exactly what you
have signed on our behalf in the
Cable Beach agreement? What
route can we take to drive to
work? How we will be able to
access the beaches?. How will
Bahamians be able to access
Goodman’s Bay and the land
around it bequeathed to us?
“My neighbours and I would

LOCAL NEWS

o In brief |Cable Beach residents call
for meeting over western

like to know what will become
of our neighbourhood,” she
said.

Residents are calling on par-
ties involved to be transparent
and disclose the information at
a town meeting.

A resident said: “Fancy press

meetings and claims of trans-
parency are not going to keep
the voter happy. Disclosure and
sharing of information with the
people concerned is so far
another empty promise from
parliamentarians. Once again,
I ask for a town meeting to
include western Bahamians in
their own future.”

Last week the government
signed a supplemental heads of
agreement with Baha Mar, and
its joint venture partner Har-
rah’s, for the $2.6 billion invest-
ment project in Cable Beach.

The resort will have néarly
3,000 rooms at completion. Har-
rah’s will operate a Caesar’s
Resort Hotel with more than
1,000 guest rooms and a

New Providence access feats

100,000-square foot casino, the
largest in the Caribbean.

At a media forum last week-
end, Prime Minister Hubert

Ingraham explained that while

he could say Baha Mar had con-
tacted the Ministry of Works,
he was not sure if a permit was
issued for re-routing West Bay
Street.

“They have tendered the job,
they have been in touch with
(the Ministry of Works) about
the scope, the plans, the speci-

' fications, etcetera. I think that

they had all agreed on all of
those matters.

“Whether an actual permit
has been issued, I don’t know.
But they tell me that they
expect to break ground on that
on March 18. That’s what they
say, I didn’t say it, I’m just
repeating them,” Mr Ingraham
said. Earlier in the week, the
government promised to make
available in parliament the new
agreement along with a full
statement explaining it.

CARICOM talks: Caribbean trade
partnership Act high on agenda

THE extension of the
Caribbean Basin Trade Part-
nership Act will be high on the
agenda when the CARICOM
heads of government meet in
the Bahamas next month.

The partnership act, which
provides 19 countries in the
Caribbean basin with duty-free
access to numerous products on
the US market, is set to expire
in September unless it is
renewed by US lawmakers.

Minister of State, for Finance
Zhivargo Laing told The Tri-
bune that there has not been
any recent communication from
the US on this matter, but that
the Caribbean is still hopeful
for a positive outcome.

Mr Laing says he has no
doubt-that the CBTPA,.among



European Union and CARI-
COM - will be hotly debated
at the upcoming conference.
Secretary* general of the
Organisation of American
States (OAS) José Miguel
Insulza last week addressed a
public hearing of the United
States International Trade
Commission (USITC) to urge
that the Caribbean Basin Trade
Partnership Act be renewed.
Mr Insulza argued that expi-

‘ration of the Act would have

an “extremely deleterious
effect” on Caribbean
economies.

At that same hearing, assis-
tant secretary-general at the
CARICOM _ Secretariat,
Ambassador Irwin LaRocque,
argued, that-CGARICOQM/US
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this goal, he said, would be for
the US to lock the CBTPA
preferences into permanent leg-
islation and include all CARI-
COM member states as benefi-
claries.

The upcoming CARICOM
inter-sessional heads of gov-
ernment conference will take
place March 7 to 8 in Nassau.

In January, Prime Minister
Hubert Ingraham assumed the
chairmanship of CARICOM
for six months.

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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The Tribune Limited

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

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

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

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

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

Published Daily Monday to Saturday

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‘Broken windows’ and ‘zero tolerance’

WE HAVE all heard of “zero toler-

ance”, which the police and some govern-
ment and private schools are trying to
implement as one of many measures in an
attempt to restore order in the schools and

pull this country back from the brink of

lawlessness on the streets.

However, how many of us know about
the “broken window” theory from which
the “zero tolerance” strategy evolved.
“Zero tolerance” was successfully intro-
duced to the city of New: York by former
Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani after his
election in 1993.

It gained widespread prominence when
through the implementation of “zero tol-
erance” he succeeded in reducing crime
and restoring a “quality of life” to New
York city.

It was reported that “Giuliani’s ‘zero
tolerance’ roll out was part of an inter-
locking set of wider reforms, crucial parts of
which had been underway since 1985.

Guiliani had the police even more strict-
ly enforce the law against subway fare eva-
sion, urinators, and the ‘squeegee men’
who had been wiping windshields of
stopped cars and demanding payment.
Rates of both petty and serious crime fell
suddenly and significantly, and continued
to fall for the following 10 years.”

However, the “broken window” theory
came from the name of — Broken Win-
‘dows — a.book by James Q Wilson and
George L Kelling.

The title was from the following exam-
ple:

"Consider a building with a few broken
windows. If the windows are not repaired,
the tendency is for vandals to break a few
more windows.

Eventually, they may even break ‘into
the building, and if it's. unoccupied, per-
haps become squatters or light fires inside.

“Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter
accumulates.

“Soon, more litter accumulates. Even-
tually, people even start leaving bags of
trash from take-out restaurants there or
breaking into cars."

We all remember how the old Montagu
Beach hotel was picked to pieces by van-
dals before it was eventually imploded.

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left under lock and key while the owners
searched for ‘a buyer.

One day there was a gaping hole on a
side of the large building from which a

- window had been removed.

From the day that window was stolen,
the others followed in quick succession,
leaving the old hotel looking like a down-
trodden hag with all her teeth missing.

It was speculated at the time that many
homes had been built with windows from
the Montagu.

Eventually the doors started to disap-
pear.

With the hotel now wide open to the
public, drug addicts and vandals filled the
empty rooms.

The hotel’s shell was not only an eye-
sore, it had now become a security risk for
the area.

And so as boaters lined the foreshore to
watch the spectacle, the hotel was blown
up.

Look at Bay Street today. Once the
island’s main shopping centre for locals
and tourists it is now dirty and run down.
Of course, the dirty, dark straw market —
a depressing slum — is no asset.

There are many depressingly dirty areas
of this island that the residents should be
encouraged to clean if only to lift their own
spirits and improve their environment.

Several years ago we had press releases
about government-appointed inspectors
who were to go around to encourage peo-
ple to keep their surroundings clean.

Among other things they were to get rid of

road-side repair shops with penalties
attached for non compliance.

Are these persons still on government’s
payroll? If so one can find little evidence of
their effectiveness.

Maybe, in tandem with “zero tolerance”
the “broken window” theory should be
introduced where people would be encour-
aged to take a pride in their surroundings,

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Freedom of
speech is being
challenged by
ZNS actions

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THIS letter to the public is
to address concerns, questions
about actions displayed by
ZNS staff when refusing to
have my radio ads played on
their radio station.

The fundamental principle
of freedom of speech and
expression is being challenged
by the government radio sta-
tion of the Bahamas in the
year 2008.

My fellow Brothers and Sis-
ters of the Bahamas, my belief
and understanding of freedom
of speech and expression in a
democratic country like the
Bahamas, freedom of speech
and expression is the most
protected, guarded, sacred
foundation of democracy in a
democratic country that
ensures democracy is being
demonstrated and expressed
in a democratic country when
allowing freedom of speech
and expression in the public
newspaper, radio and TV
media that was demonstrated
during the 1960’s when Dr
Martin Luther King Jr and
Malcolm X was allowed to

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speak in public, in the news-
papers, radio and TV to share,
convictions, views, and yision
for equality of black African
Americans in America.

History has shown that
South Africa did not allow
freedom of speech and expres-
sion for black South Africans
in the public, newspaper, radio
and TV.

It was the reason why it
took a long time for
Apartheid to finally end in
South Africa in the 1990’s.

My radio ad was played on
Island FM on January 3rd, 4th
and 16th of 2008; but was
refused to be aired on ZNS;
first in October 2007 and Jan-
uary 2008. I contacted Minis-
ter K Forbes of the FNM gov-
ernment of my displeasure
and surprise of ZNS not play-
ing my radio ad.

Democracy and freedom of
speech is deeply connected
together. You cannot have

one without the other. This is
the greatest test and assurance
of democracy in a democratic
country like the Bahamas.

I am truly shocked and sur-
prised of ZNS’s actions, does
the FNM government believe
in freedom of speech in a
democratic country?

“My radio ad is to educate .
and inform the Bahamian
people of the policies at the
Hotel Pension Management
fund as an advocate for
change and being the people’s
champion for justice against
injustice.

I will be taking legal advice
and consultation with my
lawyer to decide what action,
if necessary, to take concern-
ing this matter with ZNS in
challenging my freedom of
speech and expression when
refusing to play my radio adin .
the Bahamas.

PEDRO SMITH
Nassau,
January 23, 2008.

Environmental pioneers are
deserving of recognition ©

EDITOR, The Tribune.

®

I FIND it immensely dis-
turbing that with all the polit-
ical jargon flying around the
country concerning the health
of the environment, protec-
tion of the environment, main-
taining the integrity of buffer
zones against catastrophe,
concerns of too many golf
courses, and Government
oversight; no attention has

» been given to recognition of

environmental pioneers in our
community.

One such, in urgent need of
recognition is the late Sir
Nicholas Nuttal. Even though
he was not a born Bahamian,
he adopted our country and

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tirelessly to educate us about
our marine resources, and
invested much of his personal
economic resources in found-
ing an instructional and
activist organisation
“BREEF”, which is now a
well known name in the
Bahamas.

I would further venture to
say that if it were not for this
man we still would not have
the level of protection through
no take zones, and the sea-
sonal harvesting of the Nas-
sau grouper.

He was a model for us all,
and I hope that in some point
of time we will be able to see
through all the rhetoric and

lip service we pay to the envi-
ronment and begin by recog-
nising this man through a per-
manent monument in his
name.

I would igwest that we
name the Exuma national
marine park in his honour.

It is time the politicians stop
talking out of both sides of
their mouth and think beyond
the next election.

Climate change and envi-
ronmental degradation are
already here.

In less than one hundred
years we may not be!

JH

Abaco,
Bahamas,
January 24, 2008.

An horrific economic
shock awaits us if we
continue in denial

EDITOR, The Tribune.

INCREDIBLY the state-
ment that 60 per cent of our
hotels and resorts are not
making a net profit seems to
flown right over Government,
the Opposition and everyone
else and even the Press.

Can’t you see where clearly
our principal economic engine
is and we seem yet again to
be in perpetual denial f
it is Not Better in the
Bahamas.

Cruise arrivals are down
appreciably — now we have
confirmation from the
Bahamas Hotel Association
that 60 per cent of their mem-
ber resorts are not making any
money.

How long will those not
making money stay open?

I just wonder if the IMF was
told these facts as surely the
commencement of Albany
and Cable Beach could never
impact the national economy
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positive to GDP.
The employees in our hotel
industry need to,know which
hotel is making money as they
are making short and long
term in financing homes and

. other purchases and God for-

bid soon the owners of these
hotels could decide that they
cannot Keep their resorts open
any longer.

There has to be serious fear
as the US, our prime source,
for visitors is heading into at
the least a recession with a
smaller and very possibly with
a capital ‘r’.

The cruise industry has
moved to the Mediterranean
where Christopher Columbus
came from simply because
their product is better, better
value and ‘new’ (no one is
realising our product is ‘very
stale’ and ‘uninteresting’) -
there is no crime!

The Tourism Industry is
meeting I hope one person
with authority will have the
guts to tell the truth as if we
continue in denial God forbid
we are in for an horrific eco-
nomic shock.

H RAHMING
Nassau,
January 26, 2008.
THE TRIBUNE

ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF TRAGEDY

ANNA NICOLE SMITH pictured leaving the US Supreme Court in Washington with her son Daniel
Smith in this February 28, 2006, photo.

Union members stage demo
at the Government Complex

@ BY DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
dmaycock@tribunemedia.net



FREEPORT - Union members
in Freeport staged a demonstration
at the Government Complex yes-
terday, where they burned a con-
tractual counter-proposal submit-
ted to workers by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company.

Sean Bowe, area vice president
for the Bahamas Communications

-and Public Officers Union
(BCPOU), said the counter-pro-
posal is an insult to workers at BTC
as it seeks to repeal more than 20
benefits that workers have enjoyed
for many years.

Mr Bowe and a group of about
50 union members assembled at the
front of the building around
12.30pm and set the documents on
fire in a small trash can.

“Today, the demonstration
throughout BTC across this
Bahamas is a sign of unity that this
contract is a slap in the face and so
we burn (it), because it seeks to
delete some 23 items that we have
enjoyed over the past 25 years and
that our past members and presi-
dents had fought so hard for us to
receive,” he said.

According to Mr Bowe,,some of
the benefits that the company is
seeking to repeal or reduce include
a consultation clause, a redundancy



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ROBERT FARQUHARSON (President of BTC Union) says BaTelCo's

new contract belongs in the garbage.

clause, sick benefits, and job incen-
tives.

“We do not intend to allow peo-
ple to come and take away our ben-
efits. In fact, when you look in the
foodstore, the breadbasket items
are going up and so the company
should be seeking ways to increase
benefits of employees who need to
afford these things,” he said.

The BCPOU is currently
involved in negotiations for a new
labour confract and submitted a
proposal to the company.

’ The former contract expired in
October 31, 2007.

Mr Bowe said that business
philosophies have changed over the
years and big companies are now
trying to improve the benefits
afforded to workers in an effort to
improve customer service. He

claimed that BTC’s counter pro-
posal is doing just the opposite. Mr
Bowe added that consultation is a
very important element in any rela-
tionship and should be encouraged.

“When you seek to reduce con-
sultation between two parties who
are in a relationship you will always
have problems, and this is some-
thing we are very passionate about.

“We think their counter-propos-
al is rubbish and that it belongs in
the garbage. We are sending a mes-
sage: we are here simply to show
that this contract, when we sit down,
will come up with the greatest resis-
tance ever in then history of
BCPOU, and that the union will
rise up like a-radical force to ensure
that our benefits are maintained.
We are willing to do whatever it
takes,” he said.

Larry Birkhead visits graves of
Anna Nicole Smith and Daniel

LARRY Birkhead visited the Bahamas
this week to show his 17-month-old daugh-
ter Dannielynn the graves of her brother
Daniel and mother Anna Nicole Smith.

Today marks the one-year anniversary
of the death of the tragic starlet.

Birkhead told the US television station
Entertainment Tonight that visiting the
graves has been tough, but that it was
important for himself and his daughter to
see the graves at Lakeview Cemetery.

“One day I can tell her that we went to
visit her mom,” he told the television crew.

The erstwhile photographer, however,
conceded to Entertainment Tonight that he
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He added that when she is older, he will
let Dannielynn decide if she wants to move
the graves of her mother and brother.

Although it’s been a year since Anna
Nicole passed away and a year and a half
since Daniel died at Doctors Hospital, both
graves still remain unmarked.

Birkhead said the designs for their head-
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aimed at reducing the amount

‘of illegal drugs entering the

country, in the coming weeks.

Mr Turnquest said the gov-
ernment will also implement
measures aimed at reducing .
the flow of illegal immigrants
to and through the Bahamas.

He said intelligence indi-
cates that illegal human and
drug-smuggling are contribut-
ing to a rise in the number of
illegal guns in the country.

Mr Turnquest said the plan
is part of a holistic approach
the government and its law
enforcement agencies will take
to fight crime.

“We are also going to pro-
vide some more resources in
terms of ensuring that addi-
tional police officers are
trained and brought into the
Royal Bahamas Police Force;
to ensure that the police have
the necessary vehicles to carry
out their duties and that those
vehicles are properly main-
tained, and we will ensure that
the other crime-fighting equip-
ment is provided,” Mr Turn-
quest said.

He added that, while
increased police presence will
not put a “complete stop to
crime in and: of itself”, it will
certainly help.

“Police presence, particu-
larly uniformed police officers
in marked police vehicles,
does serve as a deterrent,” Mr
Turnquest said.

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driving along the road above _
the speed limit and that per-

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they notice an officer on a
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that person will not attempt
to jump that light. And so a
strong police presence does
act as a deterrent.”

The minister said the police
will deal with traffic violations
and other offenses with the
same vigour it applies to more
serious crimes.

He said current trends point
to an increase in illegal
firearms, adding that the gov-

- ernment had already begun to

address and will continue to
address this issue by provid-
ing the armed forces with the
equipment they need to patrol
borders by air and sea.

Mr Turnquest said the gov-
ernment will buy two aircraft
for the Defence Force — a
Cessna Caravan anda Vulcan.
The Vulcan is designed for
surveillance and reconnais-
sance missions.

“The Vulcan will travel
throughout the archipelago
and work in conjunction with
the Defence Force’s sea
assets,” Mr Turnquest said.

“We have a number of
strategies in place that are
designed to stem the flow of
illegal immigrants and the ille-

gal ‘trafficking of firearms and
drugs through the Bahamas,”
he said.



“Police pres-
ence, particular-
ly uniformed
police officers
in marked
police vehicles,
does serve as a
deterrent.”

Tommy Turnquest
THE TRIBUNE

LOCAL NEWS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 7



National parenting |
initiative ‘could help
curb school violence’.

THE establishment of a
national parenting initia-
tive could assist in curbing
school violence, Minister
of Education Carl Bethel

‘said.

Noting that the Bahamas —

has many young parents,
Mr Bethel said such an ini-
tiative could equip them
with much needed parent-
ing skills.

“Such an initiative
would ultimately create
for us better homes to nur-
ture and protect our chil-
dren and better communi-
ties,” he said. “It would
produce children who are
more self-disciplined and
with more appropriate
behaviour.

“It would create a suit-
able environment con-
ducive to promoting effec-
tive learning and protec-

- tion for our children.”

Mr Bethel was address-
ing the Joint Caribbean
Regional Workshop on
Reduction in School Vio-
lence. His ministry, the
Organisation of American
States (OAS) and the
United Nations Educa-
tional, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organisation
(UNESCO) came togeth-
er to sponsor the event.

Representatives from 10
Caribbean countries and
educational and youth
issues stakeholders are
attending the three-day
event.

In addition to a parent-
ing initiative, Mr Bethel
“said he believes that a
, peer mentoring pro-



Raymond Bethel/BIS

MINISTER OF Education, Youth, Sports and Culture Car! Bethel at the OAS/UNESCO Regional Work-
shop on School Violence Reduction. From left are OAS representative for the Bahamas, Juliet Mallet-
Phillip; Mr Bethel and Professor Eric Debarbieux.

gramme could also be
effective.

“Not only would peer
mentoring help struggling
students to achieve higher
standards; but it would
teach them the value of
providing mutual support
and encouragement,” he
said.

Mr Bethel added that he
personally benefitted from
being involved in peer
mentoring and_ study
groups throughout his
“educational journey.”

' He emphasised to his
senior ministry officials
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said that the BUT will investigate to check the validity of the
matter as well. If it proves true, she said, the matter will be
pursued further. However, at this time, she also reserved any
further comment.

The Tribune has been informed that the teacher in question
has been removed from the school, and while the Ministry is
in possession of her and the student’s name, no other details:
of the matter are being released at this time. i

However, The Tribune has been told that the teacher in
question is 32 years old, and the student 16. The guidance
counsellor at the school, it was claimed informed the princi-
pal after the student was allegedly questioned about his
demeanour on campus.

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benefits and profit sharing.

“We know that we have been
trying to get a counterproposal
from them for months,” said Mr
Farquharson, “The only thing we
were told, ‘it went to the minister,
it went to the minister, it went to
the minister’. If this proposal
went to the minister and the gov-
ernment and it comes back in this
form and fashion, it gives me an
indication that the government
of the Bahamas intends to change
the terms and conditions in this
company of our members.”

A defiant Mr Farquharson
declared, while speaking with the
media, that “the BCPOU will not
allow them to take away one ben-
efit that we have.” He added that
“no government” will force his
members to give up benefits
negotiated through years of
struggle by those who founded

‘the union.

The BCPOU has gone on
record supporting the privatisa-
tion of BTC, as was affirmed by
the union yesterday. However,
Mr Farquharson had strong
words for government on how
this should be done.

“We believe that privatisation
is in the best interest of this com-
pany and this country,” he said.
“However, no privatisation will
be done if the members of the
BCPOU are disadvantaged. If we
are in a worse state, we will not
allow privatisation. We need to
speak to the investors who are
coming, we need tg let them

BCPOU

know, don’t come in this country,
try to take over this company and
the employees are disadvantaged.
So whoever is thinking about
buying BTC, they need to come
sit down and talk to us.”

Prime Minister Hubert Ingra-
ham, last week declared that
BTC will be privatised by the end
of the year.

“T assure all and sundry that
BaTelCo will be privatized this
year, 2008,” said the Prime Min-
ister while addressing a crowd of
tourism officials at the National
Tourism Week celebrations at
the Wyndham Nassau Resort-

Ministerial responsibility for
BTC lies with Mr Ingraham, and
thus far, no statement has been
issued by him on these concerns
raised by the union.

However, Minister of State for
Finance Zhivargo Laing, who is
involved in the negotiations,
expressed surprise yesterday that
the union would take this course
of action in the midst on contin-
uing negotiations.

“They can’t be losing anything
because the new agreement is
still under negotiation,” he said,
“They sent in a proposal and the
corporation sent in a counter, and
there are discussions ongoing.”

Until there is a concluded
agreement, said Mr Laing, “I
don’t know how you lose any-
thing.”

“Youre discussing things, and
in the course of negotiations,

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is not until you conclude the
agreement that anyone can say
that any obligation has been
made on any side,” Mr Laing
added.

The company and the union
are set to go to the “bargaining
table” later this month over the
new contract. Mr Farquharson
said that his union will negotiate
in “good faith” in anticipation of
privatisation. If the company
does not reciprocate this spirit of
“good faith”, the union boss said
that they will “fight until the

‘death, to make sure that the

rights of our members are pro-
tected.”
When asked what will happen

Bishop Michael Eldon:

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if the company does not back
down from the deletion of the 2
benefits, Mr Farquharson said:
“We will have to withdraw our
labour. No ifs, ands and buts
about that. We will have to. And
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that she continues to thank God for the life of her brother and the
impact that he has had in other people’s lives.

She said that friends and family are still-hopeful, but “it is diffi-
cult to know what the long term wilfhold.”

The 76-year-old Bishop has been a part of the clergy for almost.
53 years and held the position of Bishop of the Bahamas and
Turks and Caicos for 24 years before retiring in 1996. He is the |
recipient of many awards. He was installed as the College of the «|
Bahamas’ Council Chairman Emeritus on December 10, 2004, ©

just a month before his illness. Prior to this, he had served the’
college as the council chairman for 20 consecutive years. In addition,
he received the Toastmaster’s International Communication
Achievement Award for Excellence in 1996 and even had a street
named after him — Bishop Eldon’s Drive.

Dr. Bethel said, “I would like to express gratitude to the great
medical team that we have caring for him.” She also made special
mention of her gratefulness for the people who contribute to the «
cost of Bishop Eldon’s medical care. These include individuals
and groups who continue to show concern for the Bishop. She
also said that friends, family, clergy and laymen all come to visit him

on a regular basis.

“T am very thankful for the people who have lent support over the
past couple of years,” said Dr Bethel.

Western Air hits back at Gibson

FROM page one

Responding to the reports
mentioned by Mr Gibson that
Western Air pilots are flying
more hours than recommend-
ed, Mr Rolle said that his pilots
are actually some of the “most
under-worked in the industry.”

He explained that the air-
line’s pilots work far less than
the allowed 12-hour shifts.

“We have almost 30 pilots for
six aircraft. We only have short

‘flights within the Bahamas.

Most of our flights are one-hour
(round) trips. We start at 7am
and go to 6.30pm. There is no
way with those hours and those
(routes) that our pilots fly too
long,” he said.

Further addressing Mr Gib-
son’s claim that there are
reports that suggest that West-
ern Air is adjusting its records
“to manipulate the system,” Mr
Rolle said that this is “complete
nonsense.”

“We have internal and exter-
nal audits. We get tested by

(Civil Aviation). There are.

checks and balances in place.
It’s not possible to manipulate
any records,” he said.

Mr Rolle said that if any dis-
crepancies are detected, the
matter gets corrected before an
aircraft takes off again.

The Western Air president
said that he is extremely sad-
dened that Mr Gibson chose to
make negative indications about
his airline in a forum where he
as a private citizen can seek no
recourse.

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who died several years ago after
suffering from a long illness.
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illness, only let him work very
limited hours after doctors
declared him fit to fly.

Mr Rolle said he feels that it
is extremely unfair of Mr Gib-
son to use comments made
years ago, and which can no
longer be.verified with the
source, to malign his airline in
parliament.

He claimed that Mr Gibson
has been making disparaging
remarks about his airline for
many years. :

“At the end of the day the
flying public still has to take
plane flights. Mr Gibson is
doing no one any favours by
unnecessarily scaring people,”
he said.

Mr Rolle’s wife, Shandrice
Woodside-Rolle, was the
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scene.

G4 is already well-known for his
prolific songwriting and his debut
as ap artist has shown that he is an
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week, C4 said he wants to reach
out to youth through a medium
they understand and respect.

Most of his lyrics are drawn
from personal experience and

thoughts and feelings on the issues
of crime and negativity — especial-
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He calls for young people to
realise that crime is only keeping
the Bahamas back.

His album,. Heart of a Soldier,
which should be in stores by mid-
February, is headlined by his hard-
hitting single, Ghetto Life, which is
currently getting good play on
local radio stations.

C4 said the song is a “personal
song” which speaks of the struggle
that many poor Bahamians go
through on a daily basis.

recording studio to help facilitate
the growth of the music industry in
the Bahamas.

The artist said he feels that, in
opening a “creative avenue” to
the youth, he would be helping
them to develop values, hopes,
and dreams, which would culmi-
nate in a better mentality among
young people and ultimately, a
safer Bahamas.

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At this rate, we will have vigilante justic

@ By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

OORLY socialised
Bahamian students
are terrorising our
schools, their class-
mates and the average citizen,
and wreaking havoc on our
nation’s educational institutions.

These days, schoolchildren are
contributing to the wave of crim-
inality and brutality that seems
so unlike the quiet and tranquil
Bahamas that my grandparents
always reminisce about.

School violence, once primar-
ily associated with New Provi-
dence’s inner-city public schools
(less affluent neighbourhoods),
has transcended geography and
become a national problem.

Having taught at two high
schools, I can attest to teaching
classes that contained a high pro-
portion of violence-prone stu-
dents who seemed to have been
suffering from “combat neuro-
sis.” :

Amidst a mixture of suppos-
edly experienced educators and
the Minister of Education, a
young C R Walker student
(Abraham), who sat on a panel to
address school violence, offered
the most thoughtful responses.
The televised event was an unsat-

. isfactory experience! »

To curb school violence, we
must examine a child’s immediate
environment/neighbourhood and
account for the influence of
obstreperous peers. Furthermore,
the indiscipline at home, the fail-
ure of parents to teach manners
and ethics, absentee parents and
the unimpeded access to medi-
ums such as uncensored TV
shows and websites (even video
games) that glorify violence all
contribute to the sadism occur-
ring in our schools and in the

. wider society. Generally, there is
a lack of discipline pervading our
society, and that can only lead to
anti-social behaviour and.outright
belligerence.

Our society is symptomatic of
_.ob'oms faced in our schools.
Recently released police statis-
tics for, 2007 show that the
Bahamas is speedily becoming an
anarchic state where violent
crimes have skyrocketed.

On Tuesday, an intruder
entered the compound of St
Augustine’s College and brazen-
ly stabbed a 15-year-old student.
Last week, a motorist was
attacked by scores of C C Sweet-
ing Jr High School students, who
hurled rocks and threatened to

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kill him after he nearly knocked
down a student in front of
Wendy’s on Thompson Boule-
vard,

According to reports, up to 50
students had surrounded the
motorist and were physically
assaulting him. During the alter-
cation, even McDonald’s staff
were reportedly scrambling to
lock the eatery’s doors before the
fight trickled into the establish-
ment.

Purportedly, one student said
he had “marked” the motorist’s
jeep, implying that they would
remember the vehicle and get
their revenge later.

Last year, students from A F
Adderley Junior and the C I Gib-
son Senior High schools were
stabbed on campus. In Novem-
ber, hordes of C C Sweeting and
H O Nash Jr High School stu-
dents had a brawl near the Col-
lege of The Bahamas.

During that incident, the street
was teeming with bottle and rock-
throwing students, so much so}
that traffic came to a halt. Again,
like numerous times betore, the
students were taken to the police
station, but were they ever
charged?

Our society has become so vio-
lent that parents are no longer
respectful of teachers or the
school environs. Of late, parents
have assaulted students who have
had disputes with their children or
have enteredrarschool’s com-
pound with the intention of ver-
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educators.

"[eastes and school bus
drivers are constantly at
risk of becoming victims of vio-
lent behaviour, whether it’s met-
ed out by students, their parents
or relatives.

Will teachers and students
soon have to buy: body armour to
safely attend school? Will lawless
youngsters soon begin to stick up
churches? Beyond the top brass
of the Ministry of Education’s
televised charade, will they ever
have a serious discussion with the
students and their teachers —
who are on the frontlines —
about the state of violence in our
schools? And, while politicians
and high-level public officials are
addressing school violence in pub-
lic schools, how many of them
actually have children that attend
these schools? How many of
them can give a first-hand
account of conditions at these
institutions?

When I began teaching, I felt I
had been thrust into an arena that
was unlike my wildest imagina-

‘tion. Before adjusting, many new

teachers can recall the adverse
school environments that left
them disaffected, experiencing
symptoms of depression, having

- low self-esteem and being unen-

thusiastic about remaining in the
profession.

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school environment is the pres-
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timetable that’s stacked with low
stream classes of academically
weak students and usually
dumped on a newcomer, and fee-
ble administrative leaders, who
have caused many young teachers
to become disenchanted and
resign.

Several educators with whom I
entered the field in 2005 have
since resigned due to the grim
conditions, dissatisfaction with
the educational system, inability
to cope with boorish students and
in pursuit of a more lucrative
career opportunity. Frankly, I
intend to be joining them soon.

Today, teachers and many
members of the public are call-
ing for corporal punishment to
again be placed in the hands of
teachers, many quoting the adage:
“If you spare the rod, you spoil
the child.”

It appears that these individu-
als believe that corporal punish-
ment could play a part in curb-
ing the misconduct of unruly stu-
dents.

Interventionary tactics must
be employed to reduce school
violence. The MOE must imple-
ment policies where teachers are
encouraged to profile (ie, descrip-

tive, demographic and/or psy- ,

chological profiles) at-risk youths
during their formative years, so
that they can be placed in refor-
matory programmes.

Effective classroom manage-
ment, good administrative lead-
ership, enforcement of school
rules and the setting of high
expectations for students are all
zero-tolerance approaches to
addressing school violence. I com-
mend R M Bailey principal Julian
Anderson for his valiant attempt
to bring law and order back to
that campus!

Aggressive, fierce pupils
should serve time in juvenile
detention and be made to per-
form community service, with
their parents being fined.

Children found fighting on
school campuses or elsewhere,
while in uniform, should not just
be suspended but also confined
for four weeks at a boot camp if
it’s their second offence. Their
parents should be fined for a third
offence and, finally, imprisonment
of both the child and the parent,
in addition to a fine, should be
the result of a fourth offence.

The MOE must again recruit
truancy officers and observers,
who would ensure that students
attend school, infiltrate on-cam-
pus gangs, identify behavioural
issues and implement policies to
ensure that all schools are free of



“Asa
community
we must work
as a unit to
overcome this
crime surge.”



violence and the unauthorised
presence of weapons. We must
think proactively during these ter-
rifying times and install crime-
related surveillance at the school
level.

Dui the past month,
how many students car-
ried a weapon on school proper-
ty? How long will it be before a
fanatical student takes a gun to
school and goes on a killing spree
much like the incidents at Vir-
ginia Tech and Columbine?

Because males are more likely
to bring weapons on campuses,
they are usually closely scruti-
nised at school gates, more so
than females.

This is reckless profiling, par-
ticularly since female students
carry weapons on campus for
feuding males and can themselves
be vicious..I recently heard of a
female student who fought a
police officer and of another who
stabbed her schoolmate in the
neck with the sharp end of a
styling comb. Metal detectors
would be a most valuable com-
modity in the fight against school
violence.

Motivational speakers, such as
my friend Clement ‘Singaton’
Chea, whose life story should
inspire disorderly students to
straighten up, should be invited
into schools to address students.

In a riveting session at the S$ C
McPherson Jr High School, I
watched as Mr Chea had students
transfixed as he blended music
and a motivational speech fea-
turing youthful lingo that reached
the youngsters present. Mr Chea,
a former gang member who was
convicted of murder at 16, has
since reformed his life and
become a gospel artist. .

It is also incumbent upon par-
ents to assist in seeking to reduce
the risk of violence. Parents can
foster discipline by attempting to
respectfully find out all angles of
an account their child may bring
and seeking to meet with the
school’s administration/teachers

Welcomes



rather than plotting to attack
teachers or barging on to cam-
puses.

Parents must instil values in
their children, be open and.
attempt to assist with resolving
their child’s problems at home.
Rules are rules, so parents should
abide by them and train their chil-
dren to adhere to rules governing
the uniform code, their behav-
iour and their conduct in wider
society. Parents, teachers and
community stakeholders must all
teach students to practise confliet

_resolution and anger manage-

ment skills.

In further reducing violence at
schools, we must encourage stu-
dents to report crime to an
administrator and/or the police,
discourage misguided loyalties to
wayward peers, detain students
who skip school/classes and dis-
courage (fine or arrest) students
in uniform from going downtown
unless they are accompanied by a
parent/guardian.

The outdated national cur-
riculum must also be revised,
Bahamianised and modernised to
facilitate a new generation of stu-
dents. The revised curriculum
must be more student-centred. »

The MOE must also imple-
ment programmes to encourage
more males to enter the educa-
tional arena. Whether they do it
via financial inducements, schol-
arships or recruitment, the edu-
cational system is in desperate
need of more male teachers/role
modeB&. Further, the ministry
must ensure that security officers
undergo specialised training pro-
cedures!

It takes a village to raise a

- child, but Bahamians seem no

longer to care about values and
morals and pass on these attitudes
through the generations.

More and more, Bahamians
are being seen as only being con-
cerned about material posses-
sions, wealth and the other "com-
forts" and pleasures of life. Is
there any wonder our nation's
youth are the way they are?

As a community we must work
as a unit to overcome this crime
surge. Undoubtedly, if the state of
our society continues in this
gloomy direction, we will soon
find ourselves with a devalued
dollar, in search of another num-
ber one industry and having to
resort to arming ourselves to
ensure our protection. .

At this rate, it seems likely that
some vigilante would take justice
into his or her own hands in an
effort to rid society of its men-
aces! |

New Chief Financial Officer

to its team

Mirs. jeanne Lundy

2007 welcomed Jeanne S. Lundy to the Wendy’s

Officer.

Organization as Chief Financial

Jeanne obtained her education and qualification at University of Waterloo, Canada.
Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, she worked for
the Canadian government as a Tax Auditor. She also worked in various positions
of increasing responsibility in the tax departments at Manulife Financial in both
the U.S. and Canadian divisions. Jeanne completed her Certified Management
Accountant (C.M.A.) designation during her 5-year tenure at Manulife.

In 1993, Jeanne moved to the Bahamas and obtained an auditor’s

position with

KPMG. This position allowed her to gain first-hand experience in the offshore
banking industry. She subsequently branched out into offshore banking by joining

Coutts “& Co, (Bahamas) — now SG Hambros (Bahamas) — for 5 years.

From

that point, Jeanne held the position of financial controller in several offshore

banks.

Looking for a new challenge, Jeanne accepted a position as a financial consultant
in the hotel industry for a 2-year term, Jeanne has acquired vast knowledge and

experience in accounting which makes her qualified for the position she now
holds at Wendy’s.

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. TRAFFIC came to a
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was thrown S50 feet into the
middle of the street follow-
dng a collision with a grey
-2003 Sierra truck.

Several good Samaritans
stopped to assist the motor-
‘eyclist, who suffered a large
wound to his left thigh, by
helping police divert traffic
and even sliding the man on
to a piece of cardboard and
off the scorching road.

2 Witnesses said officers
from Carmichael Road
police station were on the
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accident, which occurred in
dront of Beltec Auto
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Empowerment Seminar and
Job Fair, hosted by the
Kemp Road Urban Renewal
Centre and Church of God of
Prophecy Life Transforma-
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@ By CARA BRENNEN
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

THE OWNERS of the new
Bennigan's Grill and Tavern
’ have invested “over $1 million”
into the Mall at Marathon
restaurant that will have its
grand opening -tomorrow
evening, creating jobs for 125
Bahamian employees.

Chris Mortimer, managing
director of the new restaurant,
told Tribune Business that they
believe the Bennigan’s fran-
chise’s location and brand
recognition will prove very suc-
cessful.

“First and foremost, I think
that this is a brand that Bahami-
ans know and enjoy. They eat
there when they are in Florida,
and so there is that brand recog-
nition.

“Also, Bennigan’s has a good
cross-section of food, and we
have a great staff who are well
trained and eager to help,” Mr
Mortimer said.

Some 125 persons have been
hired for the restaurant, which is
on the eastern side of the mall
close to the Galleria Cinema.

Mr Mortimer said the Mall
at Marathon provided an excel-
lent location for casual dining,
an amenity the area had previ-
ously lacked.

“It is our bélief that the Mall
at Marathon is the economic
centfe*of New Providencé, as’

‘65 per cent of the population
live within its radius,” Mr Mor-
timer said.

“Also, the mall provides us
with ample parking, so our
guests don’t have to worry
about parking in the street. The

‘ nearby mall police station
ensures that security is not a
concern.”

He added that the restaurant
fits well into the nightlife that
the Mall at Marathon is begin-
ning to cultivate, with the movie
theatre located close by and the
restaurant providing casual fam-
ily dinning.

The new Bennigan’s has tai-
lored its menu to fit the
Bahamian culture, Mr Mor-
timer said , adding that the
restaurant was not trying to

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamian agricultural
industry could produce some
50 per cent of the $500 mil-
lion in food imports, brought
into this nation if there was a
sustained effort to develop the
sector, the head of the Agri-
culture Producers Association
told The Tribune yesterday.

I. G. Stubbs, the Bahamas
Agriculture Producers Asso-
ciation’s (BAPA) chief exec-

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Mr Stubbs said the project,
which will be formally
unveiled on Monday, was
designed to develop agricul-
tural production in the
Bahamas by bringing produc-
ers and farmers “up to inter-
national standards in terms of
quality of the product”.

Once that had been
achieved, Mr Stubbs said it
opened up further possibili-
ties to revive agriculture in the
Bahamas, including attracting
financial institutions to back

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“Bahamian food requires its
own treatment. What we have
done is brought some things
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Bennigan’s will have its grand
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sons. .

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Tribune Business Editor

THE Bahamas will have to
liberalise at minimum 75 per
cent of its services industries
if it signs on to the Economic
Partnership Agreement (EPA)
with the European Union
(EU), The Tribune can reveal,
and must open up 82.7 per cent
of its EU goods tariff lines to
import duty elimination within
15 years of the agreement tak-
ing effect.

Documents on the EPA that
have been seen by The Tribune
show that because it is classed
as a ‘developed country’, the
Bahamas will be unable to
retreat from the ‘minimum’
services offer submitted to the
EU by CARIFORUM, the
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* Nation must liberalise 82.7% of total
import value within 15 years of treaty

* Minister hints Bahamas must still decide
whether to sign on to CARIFORUM offer
* EPA to lead Bahamas down CSME-type

path of closer regional integration

on this nation’s behalf.

While less developed coun-
tries (LDCs) such as Haiti, the
Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States and Guyana
only have to open up'65 per

‘cent of their services indus-

tries, the Bahamas will have
to liberalise at least 75 per cent
of its services sectors if it signs

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offer.

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Machinery’s (CRNM), which
negotiated the EPA with
CARIFORUM, among the
industries that most Caribbean
nations agreed to liberalise -
and open up to competition
from EU firms - are those
most vital to the Bahamas.

They include tourism, mar-
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tionary push to end-consumer, prices with the Bahamas
Electricity. Corporation’s (BEC) fuel surcharge having
increased by almost two-thirds or 67 per cent year-over-year

to February 2008.

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- Fleming pledges medical centre,
refining and LNG hub for Freeport's future

St George attorney sayS ey
potential Port buyer ‘bringing
nothing new to the table’



@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

FLEMING Family & Part-
ners, the private equity and
wealth management firm, yes-

terday said that if successful in

acquiring the Grand Bahama
Port Authority (GBPA) it
would establish Freeport as a
leading medical research and
educational centre, and make
the city a regional hub for the
supply of petroleum products
and aviation fuel:

Outlining its plans for
Freeport, Fleming said it would
seek to reposition the city and
Grand Bahamas as a regional
supplier of ‘clean’ automobile
fuel, developing a new oil refin-
ery and a liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal.

Yet Fred Smith, the Callen-
der’s & Co attorney and part-
ner representing the late
Edward St George’s estate in
its legal battle with the Hay-
ward family over the GBPA’s
ownership, perhaps not sur-
prisingly, criticised the Flem-
ing proposals as “bringing noth-
ing new to the table”.

There may be some truth to
those criticisms, as some of
Fleming’s ideas - such as build-
ing a new cruise ship terminal
“with a substantial duty free
shopping centre development”
- had already been discussed by
the GBPA, the Government
and Carnival Cruise Lines.

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commercial and residential
property development.

It added in a statement: “The
Prince of Wales Foundation for
the Built Environment, an
architectural foundation under
the patronage of the Prince
Charles, will be engaged as the
model to ‘improve the quality
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and practicing timeless and eco-
logical ways of planning,
designing and building’. In
Freeport, this will ensure an
economically, socially and eco-
logically sustainable communi-
ty and City over the long-term.”

However, Mr Smith yester-
day told The Tribune that much
of Fleming’s proposals
appeared to have been copied
from a 1993 report produced
by the Council for the Eco-
nomic Development of the
Northern Region (of the
Bahamas).

Arguing that this report had
provided the “template” for
Freeport and Grand Bahama’s
development during the 10
years of the first Ingraham
administration, Mr Smith said
that among those who helped
to produce it were himself and

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He alluded to reports that
Fleming has effectively taken
over conduct of the Hayward
family’s side in the litigation,
having reached an agreement
in principle to purchase their
stake for $100 million.

Mr Smith told The Tribune:
“Tt is surprising that, as 50 per
cent stakeholders in the Port
Group of Companies, neither
Fleming nor their lobbyists and
advisers, Global Fulfillment
Services, had the good sense to

consult with the St George:

interest regarding, firstly, their
desire or otherwise to con-
tribute to a discussion on
Freeport’s future.

“Much of this [Fleming] tem-
plate for Freeport’s future was
already developed by Barry
Malcolm, David Thompson and
myself, along with Neko Grant
and C A Smith, when we pro-

duced the plan for Freeport’s ©

future in 1993 in the
Council for the Economic
Development of the Northern
Region.”

The report, Mr Smith said,
was produced after months of
interviews with stakeholders.
He argued that its findings led
to the replacement of the
Immovable Properties Acqui-
sition by Foreign Persons Act

with the International Persons:

Landholding Act; helped cre-
ate the 1993 Freeport Act; and
caused amendments to be made
to the Business Licence Act
and Real Property Tax Act to
“provide the template for

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THE TRIBUNE



SS TS
No attempt to ‘mislead’ over Babak permit

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE attorney for ousted
Grand Bahama Port Authori-
ty (GBPA) chairman Hannes
Babak has denied that there
was any attempt to “mislead”
the Immigration Department
over his work permit applica-
tion, as might have been sug-
gested by the late Edward St
George’s estate.

Andre Feldman said Mr
Babak was issued a valid work
permit by the Immigration
Department to work as the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairman, describing inferences
that there was “some misrep-
resentation” in his application
as “completely wrong”.

The St George estate’s attor-
neys, in affidavits filed with the
Supreme Court, alleged that
the Immigration Department
was told Mr Babak would not
receive “any salary, reward,
profit or gain” within the Immi-
gration Act’s meaning.

This was used as evidence to
counter claims that the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd, or their
immediate holding company,
Intercontinental Diversified
Corporation (IDC), “may have
a significant liability to pay” to
Mr Babak, possibly totalling as
much as $65 million; over his
contract.

In response, Mr Feldman
told The Tribune: “The point
to start with is that he [Mr
Babak] was issued a work per-
mit to engage in gainful occu-
pation. So this whole debate
about salary or no salary, remu-
neration or no remuneration,
profit or no profit. gain or no
gain, is irrelevant, because he
did get a work permit to engage
in gainful occupation.”

‘In its evidence submitted to
the Supreme Court, the St
George estate relied upon
copies of correspondence
between the GBPA and the
Immigration Department in
June 2006 relating to Mr
Babak’s status, and ultimate
work permit application, for the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd
chairmanship role.

A June 12,-2006; letter,
signed by Sir Jack Hayward,
said he and Lady Henrietta St
George had decided to appoint
Mr Babak as chairman and the
shareholders’ representative at
the GBPA and Port Group Ltd.

“Mr Babak is a permanent



Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham

resident of the Bahamas, with-
out the right to work ‘save in

his own business’. Upon con- .

sultation with our legal depart-
ment, it is believed that a work
permit is not necessary, as Mr
Babak is not employed by
GBPA or Port Group Ltd, and
does not receive a salary from
either of these companies,” Sir
Jack allegedly wrote.

Replied

James Rolle, assistant direc-
tor of immigration, replied two
days later, stating that because
Mr Babak’s status only permit-
ted him to work in his own
business, and he had not been
issued with a work permit for
the GBPA post, “he should
cease forthwith from work with
the Grand Bahama Port
Authority”.

However, the GBPA was
invited to apply for a work per-
mit for Mr Babak.

Lindsay Luttermann, an
attorney with the estate’s Cay-
man Islands-based counsel,
Walkers, alleged in her affidavit
that the June 16, 2006, response
to Mr Rolle by Sir Albert
Miller, the GBPA’s chief exec-
utive, stated that Mr Babak
would not be engaged in any
gainful occupation as chairman,
and would not receive “any
salary, reward, profit or gain
within the meaning of the

VIRTUE D

Immigration Act”.
“This representation was
repeated by Mr Babak in his

_ application form, signed by him

under oath,” Ms Luttermann
alleged. “At paragraph 24 of
that form, which required him
to set out ‘particulars of salary,
commissions etc or other bene-
fits to be received in relation
to this application’, he provided
no such particulars.”

Mr Feldman, though, told
The Tribune that Mr Babak’s
application said only that he
would be taking up the GBPA
and Port Group Ltd chairman-
ship without a salary, working
on a non-salaried basis.

Acknowledging that Sir
Albert’s letter may appear con-
fusing, Mr Feldman added:
“There was no misleading.
Immigration was not misled.

“Ultimately, Immigration
were correct. Their approach
was: ‘We don’t care that he’s
not getting a salary. We believe
Mr Babak will be making some
money somewhere; some remu-
neration, some profits. You
have to apply for a work permit
for him to engage in gainful
occupation’.

“That is what the Port did.
He got a work permit, and at
that point could be paid com-
pensation. Hannes never lied
on any form, or misled any-
body. His application was very
clear.”

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WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association was formed in association
with the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation;

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association is the educational arm
of the Bahamas Heart Foundation and its focus is on living a healthy heart

lifestyle;

AND WHEREAS, the Association works in partnership with The
Bahamas Heart Foundation and is well recognized for the significant
contributions it continues to make to this society.

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association’s primary objective
is to educate the public through all available media about all aspects of
heart disease, risk factors, preventive care and also lend support to those
affected;

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association sets aside time

each year in the month of February to focus on increasing the public’s

awareness of a healthy heart by participating in many public awareness
efforts such as health fairs, presentations to churches, civic groups and
schools;

AND WHEREAS, The Bahamas Heart Association is
celebrating the month of February as “heart month” with a number of
planned activities under the theme “Follow This Road to a Healthy Heart”

NOW THEREFORE. IJ Hubert A. Ingrahan, Prime Minister of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas, do hereby proclaim the month of
February 2008 as “HEART MONTH”.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
I have hereunto set my Hand
and Seal this 31st day

of January, 2008

HUBERT A. INGRAHAM
PRIME MINISTER

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 3B

The d’Albenas Agency Ltd.

has a
new telephone number

(242) 677-1441

Our fax number remains:
(242) 328-2938

Our old telephone number
(242) 322-1441 is no longer
in service |

¥ The d’Albenas Agency Ltd.
Madeira Street, Palmdale
new telephone number

(242) 677-1441



New U.S. Passport Fee implemented February 1, 2008

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
abroad is being reduced from $30 to $25.

Current New New
Passport Passport Execution
Application Application | Fee

Not

Applicable | Applicable
at

$67



N
Applicable | Applicable
TAdult Not |
Passport Applicable
Renewal :

To protect children from abduction, and to address concerns regarding
runaway children, both parents are now required to personally appear at a passport
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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PAGE 4B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008

Colinalmperial names



new resident actuary

COLINAIMPERIAL
Insurance Company has
named Marcus Bosland as
its resident actuary, with
responsibility for calculat-
ing risk and estimating the
likelihood of future adverse
events.

“T am pleased to welcome
Marcus to the team at Coli-
nalmperial,” said Monty
Braithwaite, Colinalmperi-

al’s president.

“We look forward to uti-
lizing his proven strengths
and skills to make Coli-
nalmperial stronger and
more competitive.

“The actuarial discipline
is a vital element in chart-
ing a reliable course for any
insurer. ColinaIlmperial sees
this as an important role in

product offering and per-
formance for our policy-
holders and shareholders.”

A Fellow-of the Society of
Actuaries since 2001, Mr
Bosland graduated with dis-
tinction from the University
of Waterloo (Ontario) with
a joint honours degree in
Actuarial Science/Econom-
ics.

Prior to joining Colinaim-

perial, Mr Bosland was the
assistant vice-president in
the actuarial department of
a Caribbean-based insurer.

Through the use of math-
ematical models, actuaries
evaluate uncertain future
events, and design ways to
reduce the likelihood and
decrease the impact of
adverse events that actual-
ly do occur.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSELINE METELLUS DORVIL
of #139 WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

continuing to improve our

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that ALBINO LAZZARI OF
#57 SPANISH CAY, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the
Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.



THE TRIBUNE



Marcus Bosland



NOTICE

NOTICE 99m

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 192

~ (No.46 of 2000) NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that KATHRYN WEATHERFORD 6a

ae of P.O. Box 22916, MAN-O-WAR CAY, MARSH HARBOUR, rot

HIGHWOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED ABACO, BAHAMAS is applying to the Minister responsible aus

LIQUIDATOR’S NOTICE LANDINGHIGH INC. for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization oe

as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who ous

PURSUANT TO SECTION 138 OF knows any reason why registration/ naturalization should é ht

THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT me d not be granted, should send a written and signed statement : a
Pursuant to the Provisions of Section 138 (8) of the of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 1ST day of C

International Business Companies Act 2000 notice FESR URE O0G te te Minis or Le-pore bie er sateba hy ‘sul

We, Penleigh Limited of Wickhams Cay 1, PO Box 3085, . 7 Se patite = and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas. a

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Liquidator of Is hereby given that the above-named Company has os

HIGHWOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED, hereby certify been dissolved and struck off the Register pursuant ae

that the winding up and dissolution of Highwood Invest- to a Certificate of Dissolution issued by the Registrar Legal Notice 129

ments Limited, has been completed in accordance with the General on the 4th day of January, 2008. gst
Articles of Dissolution. 5 , NOTI ‘oi D ;

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Dated the 31st DAY OF DECEMBER 2007. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES a

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(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR



NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE of MERIH HAINES
late of No. 85, Devonshire Street,
Westward Villas, Western District,

Island of New Providence in the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate are
required to send the same duly certified in writing
to the undersigned on or before the 7th March,
2008 after which date the Executors will proceed to
distribute the assets having regard only to the claims
of which they shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby also given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

MAILLIS AND MAILLIS
Chambers

Fort Nassau House
Marlborough Street

P.O. Box N-4014

Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Executors



NOTICE

_ Pursuant to the provisions of Section 137 (4) (a), (b)
and (c) of the International Business Companies Act,
2000, notice is hereby given that:-

(a) Cinque Terre Company Ltd. is in dissolution;

(b) The date of commencement of the dissolution
is the 8th day of November, A.D., 2007 and

(c) the Liquidator is C.B. Strategy Ltd., of 308
East Bay St.

C.B. Strategy Ltd.
LIQUIDATOR



BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
(Company number 42,055B)

An International Business Company

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

I, Roger Palma, Liquidator of BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
hereby certify that the winding up and dissolution of BETTER
INVESTMENTS LTD. has been completed in accordance with the
Articles of Dissolution and that BETTER INVESTMENTS LTD.
has been dissolved.

Dated this 4th day of January, 2008


THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 5B



ae a
BEC fuel surcharge
up 66% in February

FROM page one

$0.097073 surcharge.

For January, BEC’s fuel
surcharge stood at $0.14945
cents, a 50.7 per cent
increase over the previous
year’s $0.09914.

The fuel surcharge
increases are a direct prod-
uct of the spike in global oil
prices, which earlier this
year touched $100 per bar-
tel, and indicate that BEC
bought ‘its fuel for January
and February at the market
peak.

It is possible that March’s
surcharge may be even high-
er.

Bahamian business and
residnetial consumers are
likely to face major. utility
bill increases as a result,
especially at companies such
as hotels that:are major
BEC consumers. The
increases in energy costs will
impact their bottom lines,
reducing margins and poten-
tially causing price increases
elsewhere.

The BEC fuel surcharge
increases again highlight the
need for Bahamians to con-
serve electricity consump-
tion, be energy efficient, and
for hotels to retain the high-
est possible room occupan-
cies, said Frank Comito,
executive vice-president of
the Bahamas Hotel Associ-
ation (BHA).

He said the skyrocketing
fuel surcharges continue to
be a challenge for Bahamian
hotels, who are already
faced with some of the high-
est operating costs in the
region.

“We have to have full
room nights,” Mr Comito
said, although he acknowl-
edged that once a room was
occupied this lea to incre-
mental electricity use,
despite the revenue it gen-
erated.

Mr Comito added that the
situation also underscored
the importance of energy-
saving incentives, such as tax
exemptions for equipment
such as solar panels and
energy-saving light bulbs
which.

Mr Comito said that while
many hotels.do have such
measures in place, there is
always room for improve-
ment.

He added that the BHA
was supportive and encour-
aged by the Government’s

pledge to forge ahead with |

the creation of a National
Energy Policy, which would
provide strong conservation
ideas to consumers and busi-
nesses alike.

Dionisio D’ Aguilar, pres-
ident of the Bahamas Cham-
ber of Commerce, pointed
out that hopefully the BEC
surcharge would drop once
this supply of oil has been
used.

“Unfortunately, there is
nothing that we can do. We

knew that it would be going
up,” the Chamber president
said.

He added that the con-
stant BEC bill increases had
created two sorts of business
persons - the sophisticated
one, who understands that
they must increase prices to
remain successful, or the
unsophisticated one who
tries to go along at the same
price despite the fact that
costs have risen.

The problem, Mr
D’ Aguilar said, was that this
makes it difficult for those
who raise prices to compete
until the unsophisticated

business owner realises that:

he has incurred a loss and
increases his prices.

Further, Mr D’Aguilar
pointed out that many per-
sons believe that once oil
prices come down, consumer
prices should as well. But he
said that cannot be the case,
because often once the price
settles, businesses are trying
to recoup what they lost.

Legal Notice

NOTICE _

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES
ACT
(No.45 of 2000)

WINSFORD 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),
WINSFORD HOLDINGS LIMITED is in Dissolution.”

The date of commencement of dissolution is the 19th day of De-

cember, 2007.

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



BAHAMAS

THE BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF

THE BAHAMAS

VACANCY NOTICE
GENERAL MANAGER

The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas is seeking an
individual, with proven leadership skills, to fill the position of
General Manager, effective no later than April 1, 2008

The organization is set to undergo a major restructuring and
transformational process as it transitions from being a State
Broadcaster to being a Public Service Broadcaster.

Concomitant with the restructuring, the organization is also
scheduled to implement major equipment upgrades as it
transforms to a computer-based, digital, non-linear form of news
gathering, editing, production, etc. from its present, mainly analog
format. ,

Candidates should, at minimum, posses a first degree in journalism,
broadcasting or other related field.

The ideal candidate should posses an MBA and have a proven, clearly
and comprehensively displayed leadership track record in senior a
management capacity for a minimum of seven (7) years.

Interested individuals should hand deliver letters of interest, together
with comprehensive resumes, marked “Strictly Confidential” and
addressed to the attention of the Executive Chairman, to the
Corporation’s Human Resource office, Harcourt “Rusty” Bethel
Drive, Nassau, Bahamas not later than February 14, 2008.

All applications received will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The Corporation intends to interview short listed applicants with a

view to selecting an appropriate candidate no later than the end of
February 2008.

BAHAMAS ELECTRICITY CORPORATION

“ON

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:

¢ 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 hic school graduates with a minimum of six (6) months
experience or equivale’... 1:owever, additional related industrial certificates and/or
a College of The Baliamas 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 aSHIFT 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 attentio»
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.



Security & General

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Security and General Insurance, a member of Colonial Group International Limited
(CGIL) headquartered in Bermuda, is seeking a Financial Controller.

CGIL, with offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin
Islands, offers a complete range of premier financial and insurance services and, over the
past few years, has undertaken significant growth. This is an opportunity to be part of a
rapidly growing innovative company, focusing on providing clients with first class service
and access to competitive products.

The position of Financial Controller will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the
accounting and financial reporting functions of the Company and will be expected to
implement and continually develop systems of internal control. Reporting to both the
Group Financial Controller and the General Manager of Security & General, the
successful candidate will be expected to prepare, analyze and present financial reports
for senior management with an emphasis on key success factors. :
Recognized Accounting Qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) with a minimum of 3 years’
post qualification experience

Strong proficiency in MS Excel

Ability to work extended hours and travel on occasion

Excellent communication and organizational Skills

A minimum of two years experience managing administrative staff

Compensation for the successful candidate will be attractive and linked to performance.
The Group offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical
insurance, contributory pension plan, life, and long term disability coverage.

If you have a keen commitment to quality results and want to contribute your talents to
a dynamic company, contact us about this opportunity. Applications will be treated in
the strictest confidence and should be made in writing to:

Attn: Human Resources

Security & General Insurance Company Ltd.
2â„¢ Terrace & Collins Avenue

PO Box N-3540 Nassau, Bahamas

or by email to sginfo@atlantichouse.com,bs

Closing Date for applications is February 20", 2008


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008

BUSINESS

THE TRIBUNE



Legal Notice

NOTICE

UDON LIMITED
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

MAUNA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
| is in dissolution, which commenced on the 23rd day of

January 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

XENON INVESTMENT HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation) ISHISE

ences ~ weer «

Notice is hereby given that the-above-named Company

is in dissolution, which commenced on the 11th day of

January 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CONFETTI SLOPES INC.

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

‘2000, the dissolution of CONFETTI SLOPES INC. has
been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

| issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

TWINKLE STARLIGHT INC.
‘(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
S in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

FROM page one

ing the agreement’s text in
December 2007, and consulta-
tions on this offer between the
Government and private sector
are scheduled to begin this
month.

The Bahamas will thus have
to move quickly to not only
craft an offer, but decide which
industries are too sensitive and
need to be excluded from the
EPA’s clutches, and also those
whose liberalisation should be
phased-in over time.

Zhivargo Laing, minister of

state for finance, confirmed to
The Tribune that as the
Bahamas was signing on to the
CARIFORUM EPA offer, it
would have to offer the same
commitments as already agreed
with the EU in the draft text.
With the Bahamas having
already submitted a market
access/goods offer to the EU,

the minister hinted that this

nation still had to decide

EPA agreement

whether it would formally join
the CARIFORUM agreement
and the EPA when heads of
state are asked to formally sign
the treaty later this year.

“| think the reality is that the
CARIFORUM goods offer is
the one that prevails on us,”
Mr Laing told The Tribune.
“Essentially, we will have to
determine whether we will
adopt that offer.”

The minister then retreated
slightly from that position,
pointing out that “every [CAR-
IFORUM] country has to
decide whether it’s going to
sign”, and adding that the
Bahamas had agreed its goods
offer.

Acknowledging that EU
companies would seek to enter
the Bahamian market, Mr
Laing said the Government
wanted more Bahamian com-
panies to “look at this [the
EPA} as an opportunity” to

Legal Notice

NOTICE

IBIZA INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company is
in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of February
2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-
7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

OAKCREST VENTURES INC.

* Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies Act

2000, the dissolution of OAKCREST VENTURES INC.

has been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been
issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

LAMBRUSCO HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE |

ELEVATED MANAGEMENT INC.
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 1st day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



export goods and services to
the EU market, and join the
ranks of existing exporters.

‘The minister added that the
services industry liberalisation
demanded by the EPA was
“not far off what the goods per-
centages are”. On market
access, if the Bahamas joins the
CARIFORUM offer, it must
ultimately liberalise 86.9 per
cent of the total value of its
imports.

While the Bahamas and oth-
er Caribbean nations have
three years after the agree-
ment’s final signing this year
to prepare, when liberalisation
kicks-in during 2011, some 52.8
per cent of this country’s tariff
lines must be liberalised when
it comes to the entry of Euro-
pean goods.

The CRNM technical co-
ordinator for the negotiations,
Junior Lodge, wrote that nego-
tiators for CARIFORUM,
which negotiated the EPA on
the Bahamas’ behalf, had
“been charged with accepting
tariff liberalisation commit-
ments that are front-loaded”.

He added: “CARIFORUM
[including the Bahamas if it
signs up] will liberalise 82.7 per
cent of its EU imports in 15
years.

“This headline figure should
be read in conjunction with a
number of other salient facts.
First, the corresponding liber-
alisation effort over five and
10 years is 57 per cent and 61.1
per cent, respectively.

“However, the key bench-
mark is the current level of EU
imports that is already liber-
alised - 51 per cent. An addi-
tional 1.8 per cent of CARI-
FORUM imports were imme-
diately liberalised, and items
attracting nuisance tariffs,
thereby resulting in total lib-
eralisation of 52.8 per cent
when the agreement comes
into effect. There, CARIFO-
RUM states will eliminate
duties on an additional 8.3 per
cent of their EU imports dur-
ing the first 10 years of the

agreement,”

These details suggest the
economic implications of sign-
ing on to the’ EPA are much
wider than simply preserving
market access for exporters
such as Polymers International
and the fisheries industry, and
that many more Bahamian
businesses will be affected,
both by the services offer and
other requirements.

A major component of the
EPA is to foster closer region-
al integration in the Caribbean,
which would appear. to push
the Bahamas towards a
Caribbean Single Market &
Economy (CSME) type
arrangement, whether it likes jit
or not. '

Mr Lodge confirmed: “The
EPA should strengthen CAR-
IFORUM regional integration
in terms of facilitating deeper
ties with the Bahamas and
Haiti, two states whose rela-
tionships with the CSME are
ill-defined.”

Among the key Sieaees
required are rules of origin and
anti-dumping provisions, both
of which will require reform
and upgrades to the Custonis
Department, countervailing
duties, subsidies, and upgrades
to competition policy, sanitary
and phytosanitary measures,
and intellectual property rights
legislation. A massive amount
of work needs to be done to
prepare the Bahamian econo-
my and private sector for the
EPA and trade liberalisation.

Concerns also remain over
the godds offer submitted by
the Bahamas, 7he Tribune
understanding that the initial
effort fell well short of CARI-
FORUM’s | liberalisation
thresholds by placing some 68
per cent of tariff lines in the
25-year liberalisation basket;

It is understood that almost
half the total value of the
Bahamas’ EU trade is confined
to some 16 tariff lines or goods,
with total European trade
falling into just 1,043 of some
6,700 total tariff lines.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

MACA VENTURES LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named Company
is in dissolution, which commenced on the 4th day of
February 2008. The Liquidator is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O.
Box N-7757 Nassau, Bahamas.








~~ ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SLOAN GARDENS S.A.

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section

138 (8) of the International Business Companies .\ct

2000, the dissolution of SLOAN GARDENS S.A. has

been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

Register.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.

(Liquidator)

Register,

Legal Notice

NOTICE

CRYSTALLITE SEAS INC.







severeereecrensnes

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section
138 (8) of the International Business Companies \ct
2000, the dissolution of CRYSTALLITE SEAS INC.
has: been completed; a Certificate of Dissolution has been

issued and the Company has therefore been struck off the

2

ARGOSA CORP. INC

(Liquidator)

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THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008, PAGE 7B



Bahamas can grow BAIC set to hold business seminar

50% of $500m
food imports bill

FROM page one

basis of quality and price.”

Mr Stubbs said BAPA wanted to see the Government craft a
National Development policy, which would include a sub-sec-
tion detailing a commitment to Bahamian agriculture and allow-

ing home-grown produce to act as an import substitute.

“With the price of commodities going up now, it is to our
advantage to cut costs by producing from here,” Mr Stubbs
said. “It would seem to be in our interests to develop that

capacity as soon as possible.

“T understand from the information made available to me that

THE Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial
Corporation (BAIC) has announced its first
Business Seminar for 2008.

This seminar is scheduled to be held over
three consecutive evenings between the hours
of 6pm and 9pm at the Administrators Con-
ference Room, in the new ‘Teachers & Salaried
Workers Building, West Atlantic Drive, on
26, 27 and 28 February, 2008.

BAIC is the government agency mandated
to promote and encourage entrepreneurship in
the small business sector among Bahamians,
and hopes to provide persons with a forum for
attaining knowledge on starting, running and
improving a business. One of the goals is that
participants will successfully start new, or
improve existing businesses with the infor-
mation attained from the seminar.

Participants are expected to come from
business-interested persons on the island of

better business people and businesses in the
Bahamian economy, thus improving employ-
ment,

BAIC is expected to organise business-
training seminars for Bahamian entrepreneurs
each year. Grand Bahama has traditionally
held at least one such business seminar each
year, however, last year none was held. This
seminar is resumed in Grand Bahama to
encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among
the residents.

Area Challenges:

* The tourism numbers for Grand Bahama

have been decreasing for years.

* The overall economy of Grand Bahama is
not strong.

* Entrepreneurship needs to be boasted to
encourage business development on the
Island. an

Keeping

Using Comraunication Technology to do
Good Business

Banking Tools Every Business Should Have

A well qualified line-up of professionals in
their fields has been confirmed to present on
the seminar topics each night. In addition to
the above topics, two night sessions will have
presentations from active businesspersons
from the community on their real business
experiences.

Nightly Sessions:

Topic 1 6:00pm — 7:05pm.
Break 7:05pm — 7:15pm.
Topic 2 7:15pm -- 8:20pm.
Break 8:20pm — 8:30pm.
Businessperson

the cost of food imports is some $500 million per year. If we were
to start to tackle that over a given period of time, I see no rea-
son why we can’t get 50 per cent of that in local consumption.

“T believe the Government of the day should make it a top pri-
ority for us to feed ourselves to the extent we can as soon as pos-
sible, educate our people on the need to have some local pro-
duce, and expand the College of the Bahamas to include a
School of Agriculture or Agriculture Sciences that could inter-
face with other learning institutions around the world.”

Grand Bahama primarily. The fee for the presentation 8:30pm —9:00pm -
course is $90 per person for the three nights.
For one night, $50 will be charged; two or
three nights will be at $90.

Through this Small Business Course, BAIC

is attempting to fulfill its mandate to build

NOTICE

Topics:

Legal Protection for Business, including
Intellectual Property

Protecting your Business — Insurance

The Business Plan, Funding and Record

Interested persons could register for the
seminar by contacting BAIC’s office in
the National Insurance Building, by 20 Feb-
ruary.

NOTICE

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that GISLAINE 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 8TH 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 SERGE GUERRIER of
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 8TH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Ae NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT, 2000
_ (No. 45 of 2000)

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT & ADVISORY
SERVICES LIMITED

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138

(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No. 45
of 2000, the Dissolution of INTERNATIONAL INVEST-
MENT & ADVISORY SERVICES LIMITED has been
completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and the
Company has therefore been struck off the Register. The date
of completion of the dissolution was January 21, 2008.



Continental Liquidators Inc.
Liquidator

ee 0s UelD

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



NOTICE is hereby given that ELIEZER RAMEAU of
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 eta days from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, FREDERICK
NATHANIEL HIELD of General Delivery Office, Moore’s
Island, intend to change my name to FREDERICK DAVIS.
If there are any objections to this change of name by
Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chief
Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no
later than thirty (80) days after the date of publication of
this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELINE METELLUS
of POLIMIS STREET, GT-2574, 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 1ST day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to 'the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SILVANA LAZZARI OF



#57 SPANISH CAY, P.O. BOX F-44813, FREEPORT,
GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS is applying to the

Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, for
registration/naturalization as a citizen of The Bahamas,
and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/ naturalization should not be granted, should
send a written and signed statement of the facts within
twenty-eight ae from the 8TH day of FEBRUARY,
2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
Citizenship, P.O.Box N-7147, Freeport, Bahamas.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that RAYMOND GUERRIER of
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 8TH day of FEBRUARY












NOTICE is hereby given that JACQUELIN DORVIL of #139
WEST STREET, P.O. BOX SB-52580 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas.





NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that EMMANUEL ALCIME of
HOMESTEAD ST, 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas. :






NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that THOMAS G. SMALL of TEAK
LANE, SUNSET PARK, P.O. BOX CB-56858, 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 8TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 io the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147,
Nassau, Bahamas. ;

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, JOANN MIRIAM LEE
PHILLPOT DE VARGAS of Nassau, Bahamas, intend to
change my name tc MIRIAM LEE JOANNE FHILLPOT |
DE VARGAS. If there are any objections to this change }
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections
to the Chief Passport Officer, RO.Box N-742, Nassau,
Bahamas'no later than thirty (0) days after the date of
publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that FRITZNELL EDMOND
of P.O. Box AB-20493, MARSH HARBOUR, ABACO,
BAHAMAS is sppying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for ome ek
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 1ST day oi







a




ENERGY INVESTMENT ADVISORS LIMITED



FEBRUARY 2008 tothe Minister responsible for Nationality

2008 to the Minister responsible for Nationality and
and Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

Citizenship, P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

BIS

Pricing Information As Of:
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES = VISIT WWW-BIS
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 2,027.44 / GHG










Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, 2000 No.
45 of 2000, the Dissolution of ENERGY INVESTMENT
ADVISORS LIMITED has been completed, a Certificate of

Dissolution has been issued and ‘the Company has therefore




=) FIDELITY



cFAL
S INFORMATION
THO % ~ 1.90

been struck off the Register. The date of completion of the dis-
solution was January 21, 2008.
















52wk-Hi 52wk-Low os Securit _y Previous Close Today's Close Change Daily Vol. EPS $ Div $ P/E _
OW 72 0.75 Abaco Markets 1.71 1.72 0.01 2,000 0.157 0.000 11.0
11.80 11.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.80 11.80 0.00 1.502 0.400 7.9
19.68 8.03 Bank of Bahamas 9.61 9.61 0.00 0.612 0.260 15.7
OO NE eg a ge my OF GP ae ee a 0.85 0.80 Benchmark 0.85 0.85 0.00 0.188 0.030 “AS
1 i 1 3.74 1.85 Bahamas Waste 3.66 3.66 0.00 0.289 0.090 12.7
Continental Liquidators Inc. 2.70 1.25 Fidelity Bank 2.60 2.60 0.00 0.058 0.040 44.8
‘ 4 12.70 10.00 Cable Bahamas 12.64 12.70 0.06 1,000 1.030 0.240 12.3
Liquidator 3.15 2.00 Colina Holdings 3.14 3.14 0.00 0.031 0.040 101.3
8.50 4.45 Commonwealth Bank (S1) 7.82 7.82 0.00 200 0.428 0.260 18.3
7.22 4.70 Consolidated Water BDRs 4.65 4.52 -0.13 0.129 . 0.052 36.3
2.60 2.20 Doctor's Hospital 2.45 2.45 0.00 5,500 0.316 0.020 7.8
7.45 5.70 Famguard 7.45 7.45 0.00 0.713 0.280 10.4
LEGAL NOTICE 13.01 12.30. Finco 13.00 13.00 0.00 0.829 0.570 15.7
14.75 14.25 FirstCaribbean 14.60 14.25 -0.35 2,750 0.914 0.470 15.6
NOTICE 6.10 5.12 Focol (S) 5.12 5.12 0.00 0.363 0.140 14.4
. 1.00 0.54 Freeport Concrete 0.77 0.77 0.00 0.035 0.000 22.0
8.00 7.10 ICD Utilities 7.25 7.25 0.00 0.411 0.300 17.6
12.50 8.60 J. S. Johnson 12.50 12.50 0.00 1.059 0.610 11.8
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT 10.00 10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00 / 10.00 ; / 1.167 0.600 8.6
Fidelity Qver-The-Counter Securities ADB>RLQGKGQKG Gi
(No.45 of 2000) 52wk-Hi _52wk-Low Symbol Bid $ Ask $ Last Price Weekly Vol. EPS$ _Div$ P/E
* 14.60 14.25 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 16.00 1.160 1.185 13.4
8.00 6.00 Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 6.00 6.25 6.00 0.000 0.480 NM
LIGHTFEATHER LTD 0.54 0.20. RND Holdings 0.35 0.40 0,35 ee 00.023. 0.000 N/M
: : . Colina Over-The-Counter Securities AX GK .
41.00 41.00 ABDAB 41.00 43.00 41.00 4.450 2.750 9.0
a ci : ati eth : ds 4 14.60 14.00 Bahamas Supermarkets 14.60 15.60 14.00 1.160 1.125 13.4
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 137 0.55 0.40 RND Holdings 0.45 0.55 0.45 -0.030 0.000 NIM
4 2 ernationg iness C anies 5 : : BISX Listad Mutual Funds WW
(8) of the International Business Companies Act, (No.45 of ee ere ety apie eo a Ce ree ne WS
2000), the Dissolution of LIGHTFEATHER LTD. has been 1.2920 1.2037 Colina Bond Fund 1.291985**
wk = “2 : 7 3.0008 2.4723 Colina MSI Preferred Fund 3.00076**
| completed, a Certificate of Dissolution has been issued and 11.3789 1.2647 Colina Money Market Fund 1.378862"
‘ ~ sa ‘ = 3.7969 3.0569 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund 3.7969"** 27.72% 27.72%
the Company has therefore been struck off the Register. ‘The 11.9333 11.3545 Fidelity Prime Income Fund 11.9333"* 5.53% 5.53%
nts : S43 se : a6 Dane hee FINDEX: CLOSE 948.44 / YTD 0.60% / 2007 34.47%
date of completion of the dissolution was December 20, 2007. BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000,00 MARKET mee YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price NAV_KEY
52wk-Hi ~ Highest closing price in last 52 weoks Bld § ~ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity
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Previou oO ted price for daily volume Last Price - Last ttaded over-the-counter price **. 31 Decombe
adi : ted price for dally volume Wookly Vol. = Trading volume of the prior wook
f Change - e ce from day to day EPS $- A company's reported earnings por share for the last 12 mths \
/ Daily Vol umber of t ares traded today NAV - Net Assot Value
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of k P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings FINDEX - The Fidolity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100
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East dealer.
Both sides vulnerable.

Opening lead — queen of clubs.

‘y’s deal features a card com-
Inauon that is commonly mis-
played. Let’s say declarer wins the
club lead with the king and plays the
king and another heart. When West
shows out, South is in serious trou-
ble. Assuming reasonable defense,
the best he can do is score two °
spades, three hearts, a diamond and
two clubs.
But declarer has a lock on the
contract if he plays more carefully.
He should recognize that three

notrump is ice-cold if he can score
four heart tricks, and all his thoughts

the king and leads the nine toward
the jack to assure four heart tricks.

2. If East follows low, South plays
the nine to guarantee four heart tricks
whether the nine wins or loses.

3. If East produces the ten or
queen, South wins with the king and.
returns the nine to assure four heart
tricks,

A player ‘who optimistically pro-
ceeds on the assumption that a suit
will be favorably divided is guilty of
negligence and will occasionally
have to pay the piper for his careless-
hess.

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DESTINIES ARE CONTROLLED] | DO WHATEVER WE WANT
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the week, Aries — there’s a lotto get
done. A close friend has a gecret
agenda when he or snes you out

TAURUS - | .pril 21/May 21
That special someone wants to take
your relationship to a whole new level.
Are you ready, Taurus? Think! care-
fully before you answer. An old friend
stops by to say hello on Thursday.

GEMINI - May 22/June 21
Be determined this week, Gemini.
Friends and colleagues will try to
distract you from the task at hand. A
loved one gets into trouble and
needs your help. Take time out to
listen and give your best advice.

CANCER -— June 22/July!22

Your sense of humor draws plenty ot
attention. You form a close fiiend-
ship with an unlikely stranger. A for-
mer colleague will call you for help.
Do what you can, for old time’s|sake.

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LEO — July 23/August 23)
Although you’re sure to getia lot
done before Thursday, it’s) still

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FA B86 South should ask himself how he can , 5
WEST EAST protect against a 4-1 division. If he AOUEUS =I an 21/Felt 18
4353 #Q1098 addresses himself to that possibility, Capricorn plays a. lier ig ea
v7 ¥Q1086 he finds there is a way to play the argument at WOrk eariler 1
#Q972 #K 64 hearts so as to overcome a holding of week. Don’t let this person get
#QIJ1073 #52 four to thé Q-10 in either opponent’s you. He or she is only jealous. |
SOUTH hand. PISCES — Feb 19/March 20
#K76 As we have seen, leading the king Don’t be too generous with lyour
ea VÂ¥K92 and another heart fails if East has Q- time this week, Pisces. You }have
MarvinS wfthout a ¢AJ83 10-x-x. However, the proper way to plenty of your own needs to attend
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