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Christie reportedly
discusses election loss
with party members

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

POST ELECTION analysis by
the PLP revealed that the scan-
dals and gaffes of party members,
and the response to these inci-
dents during the party's last gov-
ernment, was a major factor in
party's loss.

Sources told The Tribune yes-
terday that this was some of what
was revealed by party leader Per-
ry Christie in a closed session dis-
cussion of the reasons surround-
ing the PLP's loss at the polls last
year, held at the party's national
convention.

Mr Christie reportedly told the
audience of party members that
though he believes in second
chances for those that make mis-
takes, this policy took its toll on
the reputation and popularity of

the PLP. In the discussion, while
pointing out what the analysis
revealed, Mr Christie is said to
have accepted responsibility as
party leader for what went wrong.

It was revealed that according
to the post election analysis com-
missioned by the party, the PLP
and FNM split the young vote —
that is, those that are between the
ages of 18 and 25 years of age.
However, the FNM overwhelm-
ingly won the 25 to 45-year-old
group, while the PLP won the
majority of votes among older
voters over 45 years of age.

The PLP also won the church
vote, however the FNM won
among non church-goers.

It was proposed during the dis-
cussions, sources said, that the
party revamp its efforts to reach
out to educated voters and those

SEE page nine

Righy had ‘major problems’ with
some party issues he had to defend

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

SPEAKING about his tenure as National Chairman of the PLP, out-



Cynthia Pratt
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Tough questioning
for GEMS CEO in
Darold Miller case

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

GEMS CEO Debbie Bartlett
faced another round of tough
questioning yesterday from
lawyer Michael Kemp as the sex-
ual harassment case of well
known talk show host Darold
Miller continued in Magistrate's
Court.

Before the matter resumed yes-
terday lead prosecutor Calvin
Seymour rose to indicate to the
court that following last Thurs-
day’s hearing he heard three
reports on ZNS in which the
name of the complainant in the
case had been mentioned. Mr
Seymour told the court that he
had spoken with Anthony Foster

SEE page nine

Oil price surge
could lead to
rise in gas and
electricity prices

B® By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net _

BAHAMIANS may see an
increase at the gas pumps and
another rise in their electricity bills
due to the recent international oil
price surge, Minister of State for

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programme

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

going chairman Raynard Rigby explained yesterday that he was some-
times quiet in defending his then PLP government on certain public
scandals because he privately had “major problems” with some of the
issues he was required to defend.

In his booklet issued to party delegates yesterday entitled, “The
Journey”, which contains his personal reflections on his time as chair-
man, Mr Rigby outlines a number of programmes, and initiatives that
he was either involved with or responsible for during his five years as
National Chairman of the PLP. In the section entitled “The Party’s
Spokesman and Defender”, Mr Rigby said that he was of the opinion
that history will record him as “one of the best” that the party has ever

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

Public Utilities Phenton Neymour
told The Tribune Wednesday.
Speculation that the Organiza-
tion of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) would decrease
its output caused oil prices to hov-
er near record highs on Tuesday,
closing an all-time high of $100.01

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A NEW West Bay Street with a four-lane
highway and a total of six roundabouts will
come into existence as a result of the expansion
of the Baha Mar project into the Cable Beach
area and its environs, it has been revealed.

According to images displayed by the Min-
istry of Works in a Baha Mar town meeting
with residents Tuesday night, the Baha Mar
project and its golf course will extend from

FORMER Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt
criticized the FNM government last night for disrupting
the urban renewal programme. She said the FNM had to
depart from their "characteristic stubbornness" and
relaunch the school and tourism policing programmes, as

had. : eer . violence continues to fill the schools and city centre.
“This meant that on many topical issues, even some of the contro-

SEE page nine

Dame Marguerite
Pindling recuperating
after successful surgery

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

Mrs Pratt was the keynote speaker at the evening ;
session of the PLP's 50th National Convention, held at | the shoreline of Cable Beach in a southerly
* the Wyndam Nassau Resort on Cable Beach. : direction as far as the shore of Lake Cunning-
The deputy leader of the party, who was reconfirmed } ham.
just hours earlier in her party position unopposed, was led As expected, it will involve the closure of a
to the stage by a large group of energetic supporters, as. } portion of West Bay Street. It will also create a
blue and gold PLP banners waved throughout the con- : four-lane highway to join the replacement West
vention hall. : Bay Street — which will circumvent the
Mrs Pratt said that on the campaign trail the FNM : Bahamar project in a half moon shape — with
called the urban renewal programme a failure, and vowed | John F. Kennedy drive.
to end it when they came to office. Despite having done } The highway will emerge from the top of
so, she claimed, the governing party has had to retrace its | the “halfmoon” in the middle of the golf
steps and relaunch the scheme. : course, and cut directly through Prospect Ridge
The FNM was forced to do so, said Mrs Pratt, because } road, eventually joining with J.F.K Drive at
it was a good programme, and it will have to do the : the intersection with Gladstone Road at the
same with the school and tourism policing in short order. | eastern end of Lake Cunningham and in the
"And, mark my word, they will also revisit and sub- } process dissecting the Prospect Ridge and Sky-
sequently reimplement the school policing programme. {line Drive residential communities.
Stabbings and acts of threat and intimidation by stu- : Two cul-de-sacs will be created at the end of
dents on school campuses are on the increase, not only : the Skyline and Prospect Ridge residential
here in The Bahamas, but throughout the region and the : areas by the closure of the Prospect Ridge por-
world. We didn't take it lightly when we put the police in : tion of road to facilitate the expanded golf
certain schools. {t followed research on trends and infor- } course and highway.























DAME Marguerite Pindling ts
“recuperating comfortably” in
hospital after a successful and
unspecified surgical procedure,
Princess Margaret Hospital offi-
cials said yesterday.

Dame Marguerite, the widow
of former prime minister Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, was admitted to
PMH early Tuesday morning for
surgery. A press release issued
Wednesday by Chief Hospital
Administrator Coralie Adderley,
said the former first lady was

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Christie and Pratt are

returned unopposed

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

PERRY Christie and Cyn-
thia Pratt have been returned
unopposed as leader and
‘deputy leader of the PLP at
the party's 50th National Con-
vention.

The announcement was
made yesterday afternoon at
a press briefing at the Wynd-

ham Nassau Resort by day ses-
sion co-chairman Joseph Cur-
ry.

No one was expected to run
against Mr Christie as leader,
as he, by all accounts, still com-
mands the overwhelming sup-
port among voting party dele-
gates.

However, coming into the
convention, some commenta-
tors speculated that Mrs Pratt
might step down from the

deputy’s post, because she is
expected eventually leave
frontline politics. She is not
expected to contest the St
Cecilia seat in the next. elec-
tion.

The assumption that she
would leave the deputy lead-
er’s post at this time was
quashed last week at Gambier
House when Mr Christie, in
making the formal announce-
ment of this convention, said

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he expects that both he and
Mrs Pratt will be nominated
and continue on in their
respective posts.

No surprise candidates
emerged in the race for the
chairmanship of the party.
Elcott Coleby, Glenys Hanna-
Martin and Omar Archer are
the only three in the race for
the chair of the party.

Mrs Hanna-Martin is the
front runner for the chairman-
ship by all accounts, but
sources indicate that pro-
Christie supporters are rally-
ing around Mr Coleby, as it is
assumed that Englerston MP
Hanna-Martin is not a blind
follower of Mr Christie.

Long-time PLP deputy

chairman Irrington “Minky”
Isaacs will be challenged for
this party office by former par-
ty vice-chairman Ron Rolle,
current vice-chairman Ken
Dorsett and Judson
Wilmott.
Eight peo-
ple will be
seeking the
five vice chair
positions.
Tchr'e''sce
include,
Craig
Butler,

Kirk Neely, Melissa Sears,
Patrick Davis, Constance
McDonald, Alana Bethell,
Darrin Rodgers and Kevin
Ferguson.

Six party members are also
running for four posts on the
PLP’s leadership council.
These include Alex Storr,
Ricardo Moncur, Cabrenna
Adderley, Stephen Johnson,
Forrester Carroll and Betty
Knowles.

Elections for party offices
will take place today from 9am
to 2.30pm at
the PLP
conven-
tion.





















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Righy calls on
party to send
Message that
PLP not for sale

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

OUTGOING National Chair-
man of the Progressive Liberal
Party Raynard Rigby, called on
the party to send a strong mes-
sage that the PLP is not for sale
and that its members are com-
mitted to putting the party first,
and above themselves.

Last night at the PLP’s 50th
Convention at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Mr Rigby said
that the PLP needs to recommit
itself to being a mature political
organization where differences
can exist and co-exist in one
environment of “love and mutu-
al respect.”

While calling for the PLP to
continue to lead the charge for
change in the Bahamas, Mr Rig-
by said that the party must also
be open to new and “progres-
sive” approaches in politics.

“The old ways of campaign-
ing, of seeking support and of
getting our party election ready
must be radically transformed.
We can not be afraid to adopt
new political methods, of engag-
ing in continuous polling and
focus sessions. And, we must
respect the new ways and fight
the normal tendencies of rebuff-'
ing sound and honest advice
when it does not meet our per-
sonal objectives.

“Our party must enter the
professional and scientific ages
with eagerness, excitement and
with a preparedness to once
again be the premier political
party in the Bahamas. We must
recommit ourselves to the build-
ing of a strong party. We must
reject the personality cults,
which are trying to grip the
essence of who we are and of
what we can become.

“We must be all about putting
and keeping our party first; first
in all respects. We must diminish
our egos for the collective good.
We must remember that it must
always be party above self. And,
we must send a strong message
that our party is not for sale and
that we cannot be bought. These
principles must form our defin-
ing ethos,” he said.

Mr Rigby added that the
PLP’s mandate for change is in
fact truly a mandate to regain
the trust and confidence of
Bahamian voters. This, he said,
will demonstrate that the party
understands them and is fully
prepared to work day and night
for them and the future of the
Bahamas.

» “Our mandate in this PLP is
to frame a message that invites
and engages the Bahamian peo-
ple to be active agents of
change. Our mandate is to craft
policies that have at their core
the further economic and social

‘ advancement of the Bahamian

people.

“We must continue to be the
party of big dreams; of big ideas,
of inspiring people to great-
ness...of motivating people to
think big, of ensuring and
advancing equality...it is there-
fore the PLP that has the awe-
some challenge to build the
social and economic elevators to
guarantee that young Bahami-
ans obtain full inclusion in our
national life. It is this party, the
PLP, which must be the protec-
tor and the guardian of the
rights of the Bahamian people,”
he said.

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One day I hope to
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@ By PAUL G TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

DISMISSING the idea that
he is retiring from politics or
joining the FNM, outgoing
chairman of the PLP Raynard
Rigby said yesterday that he is
in fact preparing himself to one
day lead the party and become
prime minister of the Bahamas.

In a booklet issued yesterday
to party delegates containing
his personal reflections on his
time as chairman, Mr Rigby
outlined that he has prepared
himself for a life in politics that
he hopes will carry him to the
highest elected office in the
land.

“T aspire to one day lead the
PLP and to be prime minister
of the Bahamas. I am still con-

tinuing to prepare myself for:

that role. 1am deeply commit-
ted to the PLP, its core values

and historic objectives,” he
said. Mr Rigby has borne the
brunt of much criticism in
recent months after he publicly
announced that he will not be
vying for the role of chairman
of the PLP.

Mr Rigby also stepped down
as chairman of the PLP’s con-
vention after he criticised the
leadership of party leader Per-
ry Christie on more than one
occasion.

However, amidst it all, Mr
Rigby has maintained that the
PLP must mature and must
accept that criticism of the par-
ty or its leader does not neces-
sarily make someone anti-PLP.

“It is critical for the PLP to
act as a mature political organ-
isation and to recognise that
there must be room for dissent
and for differing views and
opinions,” he said.

“In fact, I do not intend to
be an active-member of a party



where there is no room for dis-
agreement and diverse thought.
This stifles free speech and
causes a lack of creativity to
exist.”

Mr Rigby, however, said he is
still willing to assist the party in
creating a “winning formula”
— one that will require the help
and assistance of many
Bahamians.

“It cannot be left just to the
party’s leaders. This is the col-
lective responsibility of all who
are PLP.

“I remain fiercely indepen-
dent in my views and thoughts.

“I aspire to
one day lead
the PLP and
to be prime
minister of
the Bahamas.
Iam still
continuing to

This will not change. Nor will I prepare
change to accommodate a par-
ty that sometimes suffers from myself for

paranoia and insecurities. As
part of the next generation of
leaders, | know that my con-
victions are right. As always, I
remain today, a strong and
faithful supporter of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party,” he said.

that role.”



Raynard Rigby



_ PLP measures
would have
softened blow
of US economy
woes — MP

THE Bahamas would be ina
better position to withstand the
down-turn in the US economy if
the investment projects started
under the PLP administration
had been allowed to continue
uninterrupted by the FNM,
Yamacraw MP Melanie Griffin
told supporters at the PLP’s
50th national convention last
night.

“They are still astounded by
the amount of work we did in
five years, that is why they have
allowed their ‘stop and review
policy’ — coupled with their
ongoing witch hunt — to bring
this economy to a screeching
halt and create economic and
social hardship on our people.

“They could try to blame it
on the slow-down in the United
States, but the fact of the matter
is, We would have been in better
standing to withstand what is
happening in the United States
if the investments they found
in place were allowed to kick
in on schedule,” she said.

Mrs Griffin said that thou-
sands of Bahamians have
already come to the realisation
that they have been hood-
winked by the FNM.

Within months of the general
elections, she said, Bahamians
have been complaining and
lamenting their support of the
current government.

“The way forward must be
that we continue to make our-
selves ready to take over the
reigns of government when the
time comes. The wav forward
fellow delegates, is for us to
close our ranks, continue our
rebuilding and strengthening
process and let ther all sce that

we are united under one leader,
Perry Gladstone Christie, and
we will noi allow external forces
to set our agenda,” she said.
Mis (sriffin called) on

Bahamians to vote the FNM
“pretenders” out of office at the
next and earliest opportunity.

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Androsians by ae
Bahamasair out-of Andros

NORTH Andros and the
Berry Islands MP Vincent Peet
yesterday accused the govern-
ment of spiting Androsians by
pulling Bahamasair out of
Andros, while at the same time
taking Bahamasair to Stella
Maris, Long Island, and Trea-
sure Cay, Abaco “without any
justification.”

“Androsians are angry and
feel abandoned by this govern-
ment. To add insult to injury,
the research and training farm
in BARC, North Andros,
launched by our leader last year
to promote agriculture devel-
opment for the Bahamas, has
been abandoned by this uncar-
ing FNM government,” he said
while addressing PLP support-
ers at the party’s national con-
vention last night.

Mr Peet. claimed that the
FNM has fired the two Bahami-
an agricultural consultants from
the farm in Andros without any
concern for their families.

“No matter how hard they
tried, North Andros and the
Berry Islands did not turn back
and will not turn back — for
Andros and the Berry Islands
believe in Perry Gladstone
Christie and the PLP.

“We delivered last year and
we shall deliver again whenever
the bell rings. The FNM has
never been good to Andros, but
we are strong and we are
resilient.

“We shall survive these hard
times because we know that
better days will come,” he said.

The MP said that the Berry
Islands are doing well thanks to
the Royal Caribbean and Nor-
wegian Cruise Lines, which
employ a large number of res-
idents.

“Both of these companies
announced before May last year
that they were expanding their
operations in the Berry Islands
and I encourage them to do so,”
he said.

The former minister said that
the PLP must ensure that more
young Bahamians are attracted
to the party and are given
meaningful roles to play.

“Delegates, as we reflect on
the way forward and as we
analyse and evaluate what went
wrong last year, we must be true
to ourselves and correct the mis-
takes that were made and

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recommit Ourselves to doing
what is best for our people.
“We must mobilise and
reconnect with our people
wherever they are in our
Bahamas. We must.feel their
pain again. We must share their

joys, their sorrows, their good

times and their bad times.
“We must offer hope once

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again and invite young Bahami-
ans to bring their ideas to help
us build a PLP that is relevant
to them in a modern Bahamas.
While our core values remain
unchanged, the way we conduct
business must change so that
young Bahamians feel that their
views count and their ideas will
be welcomed,” Mr Peet said.

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THE TRIBUNE



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. DL.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-1991

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

Publisher/Editor 1972-

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No change in PLP leadership

THE PLP went into convention yesterday
to reshape the party and prepare it to be the
next government.

Outside convention they settled among
themselves the thorny leadership question
— Mr Christie remains leader and Mrs Cyn-
thia Pratt, his deputy.

Mr Christie is said to have admitted in
private session that his “second chance” pol-
icy backfired. He now acknowledges, accord-
ing to a source, that the scandals of party
members and how he handled those scan-
dals were a major factor in the party’s defeat.

The party was caught in a net of scandals
almost from the beginning, starting with the
BAIC debacle and the Korean boat disgrace.
The latter saw politicians running for the hills
trying to place the blame on an innocent civ-
il servant. The BAIC chairman resigned,
but instead of an investigation to discover
what else went wrong and who else’s head
should roll, Mr Christie dismissed the matter
with a warning to his cabinet ministers to
always remain honourble and never put their
integrity on the line.

“I made it very clear to the Bahamian
public,” Mr Christie told the House at the
time, “I made it very clear in here before, if
any minister, any chairman, any parliamen-
tary secretary transgresses rules and they are
brought to my attention, I would ask them to
resign.”

Apparently nothing was brought to his
attention, or else he was so busy pulling a
“Nelson” that his blind eye missed the trans-
gressions.

Mr Christie has always been good with
words, but short on delivery. Scandals dogged
his five years in office. And in each case a veil

of forgiveness seemed to cloak every indis- —

cretion to the disgust of many Bahamians.
Ours is the Westminster system of gov-
ernment, which does not tolerate transgres-
sions that embarrass the House. One only
has to recall the 1963 sex scandal of John
Profumo, Britain’s Secretary of State for War,
with a show girl, who was also a mistress of a
Russian spy. When questioned in the House
of Commons on the brief affair, Profumo
lied. It was the lie, not his sexual indiscretion
that forced his resignation. He was given no

second chance by the House, although life did | .

give him a second chance — far from the
political scene. He redeemed his private life
by raising money for charity and working

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Due to the annual general meeting
(A.G.M.) on Sunday 24th February,

2008 there will

Students of St. Anne’s School and St.
John’s College, who are members of
the Cathedral are reminded to wear

be one combined
Eucharist Service at 8:30 a.m.

quietly among drug addicts, alcholics and the
poor. For this charitable work the Queen
made him a Commander of the Order of the
British Empire. He died at the age of 91,
dogged by shame.

One of the many problems in the Bahamas
is that many of our people have no shame —
it’s rather a badge of honour if they can get
away with dodging the truth.

We are glad that Mr Christie, although
he probably still believes in second chances,
realises at last that this was a major weakness
in his governance.

Leadership must come from the top. That
is where examples are set. If there is lawless-
ness at the top, it will have a trickle down
effect right through to the bottom. This is
one of the Bahamas’ serious problems.

Also the PLP have to get over their arro-
gant notion that “God gave this country to
the PLP.”

. There is no room for a divine right of
kings attitude in our system. History has giv-
en us an example of a king who lost his head
for this foolish belief.

In fact God gave nothing to the PLP that
He didn’t give to all Bahamians. The PLP
have no more right to any part of this land
than does any other Bahamian.

The party obviously does not appreciate
how much their behaviour after the election
has angered Bahamaians — as though a gov-
ernment to which they felt entitled was
wrongfully taken from them.

Yesterday a Bahamian referred to them as
“delusional” and was upset that the country
was being kept divided by continuing election
court disputes. Apparently, the party’s post
mortem attributed part of its election loss to
the short period allowed for campaigning.
But, as another Bahamian pointed out, this
should not even be mentioned as an issue
unless Mr Christie is prepared to take full
blame. After all it was Mr Christie who called
the election and set the dates.

In explaining his position to his party
members, chairman Raynard Rigby resigned
to show that he accepted his share of his par-
ty’s defeat. “This is what leaders do,” he said.
“And leaders also offer their resignations
after an electoral defeat.”

Although he said that this decision was
personal and referred to no one else, he was
in fact pointing an accusing finger in the
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has turned its
back on God

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THERE is a dilemma in our
nation, and a cry must be
made throughout every
stratosphere in this country,
the nation has forgotten its
God.

We as a people have turned
away from biblical principles
and values, ethical standards
are now only practised by a
few.

What has happened to a
nation that once practised
these principles, what has
turned us away from love for
one’s neighbour and doing
what was right? A time when
crime was not prevalent, and
unity and oneness could be
found.

A time when homosexuali-
ty and lesbianism was a shame
to be revealed.

A time when teachers dared
not think of having sexual
relationships with their stu-
dents and risk damaging their
victims both emotionally and
morally.

A time when pastors stood
for truth and righteousness
and respect for the church was
evident, because pastors
names dared not appear in the
media for crimes such as rape
and sexual perversion.

A time when incest and
molestation was unheard of,

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because fathers and mothers
and family members took
their roles seriously.

What will it take before we
as a people realise that we are
weighed in the balance and
found wanting.

Corruption and deceit has
filled every sphere, from the
government to the police
force, the educational arena,
judicial system, even the
Church.

It’s no wonder why our
nation is in trouble.

The only solution to this
nation’s plight is to repent and
turn back to God and biblical
principles of the past, when
fathers and mothers took their
responsibility of raising chil-
dren seriously.

Children were not left to
themselves, roaming the
streets on a Sunday morning.

Fathers took their families
to church and worshipped
with them daring not stay at
home and leave that responsi-
bility to the wife.

Fear of God and respect for
others was taught from the
home, so children knew what

it meant to respect the elderly
and those in authority.

Today parents have fallen
short of their responsibility in
this regard; they too show. no
regard for authority.

Children are allowed by
their parents to bring home
complaints concerning their
teachers, then the parent
returns to the school ready to
fight and curse these teachers.
What kind of example is this
for their children, none.

There is a circle that then
takes place, these children will
have children also, and
because they have not been
taught the right principles and
standards by their parents,
they will not be able to guide
their children in the right
direction either.

This is the reason our soci-
ety is in trouble today, and
crime has increased.

The root of the problem
goes back to the home where
the right choice was not
encouraged.

Let us return to the stan-
dards of the past for the sake
of the generation of future
Bahamians to come.

EVANGELIST
TERESA DORSETT
Nassau,

February 1, 2008.

‘The vast majority of people in Spanish
Wells are decent, hardworking people’ —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Much has been made lately
about racism here in Spanish
Wells.

Things have been blown
out of proportion,
rumours have been circulated
and false accusations have
been made.

In order to put things in per-
spective I purchased airtime
on the local radio to read this
open letter to the people of
Spanish Wells.

I ask now that this be print-
ed as a letter to the editor in
The Tribune...

Hello, I'd like to address
recent reports in the media
regarding racism on Spanish
Wells.



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The simple fact is, racial
remarks were made and this is
wrong. That being said not
everyone in Spanish Wells
made them.

It is our belief that the vast
majority of people in Spanish
Wells are decent, hard work-
ing people that have been very
nice.

Comments made by my
wife were taken out of con-
text and edited in such a way
as to appear an indictment of
the whole of Spanish Wells.

It is not now, or ever was,
our intention to paint all of
Spanish Wells with the same
brush and we refuse to accept
blame for editing done by
some members of the media.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 5



© In brief



Police fired on
after responding
to report of car
lot break-in

POLICE officers were fired
on when they responded to a
report of a break-in at the
Destiny car lot on Robinson
Road at 3 o’clock yesterday
morning.

According to reports, the
officers were shot at by a male
culprit on the compound of
the establishment.

The officers in turn drew
their service weapons and
returned fire. No one was hit
and a the man fled the area
shortly after.

Police retrieved a saw and
other instruments of theft at
the site.

Wholesale store
robbed of ‘large
sum of casi

THE Wines and Spirits
Wholesale on Independence
Drive was robbed of a “large
sum of cash” at around 3pm
on Tuesday.

According to police reports,
four male passengers ina
white Toyota Wyndham vehi-
cle drove into the loading bay
area of the wholesale store.

Three men got out of the
car and entered the store. Two
of the men were armed with
guns, the third was carrying a
knife.

The men robbed the estab-
lishment of a large amount
of money. Before leaving the
premises the men also robbed
a female employee of her
handbag which contained cash
anc othe ‘tems.

ae roobers then returned
to the waiting vehicle and sped
off. :

Police responded to the
report of the armed robbery
and found the abandoned
vehicic a short distance away,
near New Covenant Baptist
Church. The car used in this
in, ient was reported stolen
to the police sometime
between the evening hours on
Monday, February 18 and the
early morning hours of Tues-
day, February 19.

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TWO and a half years ago, six-year-old
Tyrek Paul was crushed to death under the
wheels of a Mack truck near the Stephen
Dillet primary school on Wulff Road.

Today, his mother Lakata Williams is
still distraught and struggles to cope with
the tragedy — for which, she said, she never
received any form of compensation.

“They (the truck’s company) did not even
call to apologise or express regret for my
son’s death,” she said.

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Mother of road death child
tells of emotional turmoil

Nearly 3 years after tragedy no court date has been set, she says

tragedy she was told that a court date would
be set to deal with the matter. However,
no court date has been set.

Since then, Ms Williams said, she has
received no word of any positive action
being taken to deal with this case.

“To this day, almost three years later, |
find it hard to sleep.

“When it happened, a lot of people that I
didn’t even know called and came to say
sorry, everyone except the very people who
caused it,” she said.

Tyrek was killed on November 18, 2005,
when he was attempting to cross the street
near his school.

According to one eye witness, the six-
year-old boy ran straight across the road
without looking and was hit by a truck.

After being hit, Tyrek staggered a bit,
but instead of falling forward onto the side-
walk, he fell backward into the road.

It was then that his body was swept up
under the truck’s tyres and his head was
crushed under its rear wheels, said some
eyewitnesses,

His death was the 16th traffic fatality for
the year 2005. The then Superintendent of
the Traffic Division, Burkie Wright, said
that the accident was by far the worst he
had seen in his career.

Ms Williams explained that after the

Bahamas will continue to work
with Cuba, says DPM Symonette





THE Bahamas will continue
to work together with Cuba to
ensure that relations between
the two countries and the region
are maintained, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Brent Symonette
said yesterday.

Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro,
81, resigned as president on
Tuesday, February 19.

Mr Symonette said, “We trust
and hope that democracy will
be deepened in Cuba so that
they would enjoy the same
rights and freedoms that we
enjoy in the western world. The
Bahamas will be reviewing the
situation as it develops in Cuba
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responsibility for his post.

“It is too early to tell at this
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will dramatically change the
course or policy in Cuba,” he
noted, adding that the Bahamas
will continue to maintain close
relations with Cuba.

“We will continue to work
together with Cuba to make
sure that the relations between
our two countries and the





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The channel is to be part of
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across and 17 feet deep.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Ms Duncombe said
that there is concern that the
Albany project, located in the
southwest of New Providence,
will be detrimental to the envi-
ronment and the health of the
Bahamian people.

Ms Duncombe further criti-
cised the fact that the project, in
her view, will restrict people’s
access to the Adelaide beach,
which is visited by thousands of
people every summer.

The 570-acre Albany project
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which is set to include 300 single
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It-is expected to create
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1,000 jobs are worth risking the
health of the environment and
of the residents. “Neither is it
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mani ant Sam Duncombe is critical of a Roe io dig PROTEC thr ti Adelaide beach.

impact on the or Areactent
There is also the risk of gas
leaks from the boats seeping
into the water, she said.

“Tf there is the need to build a
marina, they should look for a
natural harbour so that the nat-
ural flow of water and the
make-up of the land is not dis-
turbed. Also, with the dredging
.of sand for the canal and the
cutting off of the beach, the lit-
tle beach that is left to the pub-
lic will be affected by erosion, so
that in a few years time we will
only have rocks. Our coastline is
being taken away for the bene-
fit of a few very rich people,”
she said.

Ms, Duncombe; said that .

‘Bahamians are slowly, being
‘hemmed in — confined to the
centre of New Providence.
“(Access to the coastlines)
is one of the few luxuries that
poor people in this country can

enjoy and these big private
investors are taking it away
from us while the government
continues to buy into the hype,”
she said.

The developers of the Albany
project have announced that
they will replenish the beach to
prevent erosion for the next 30
years.

However, Ms Duncombe said
she would like to know what
will happen after those 30 years
are up.

“They are taking away a
public resource and putting it
in the hands of a few private
people,” she said.

Ms Duncombe further
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Ms Duncombe also said that
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environment.

The herbicides, fungicides,
and fertilisers that ate used to
keep the courses looking green
and lush threaten to poison and
pollute the water. It can lead to
sickness among the human,
plant, and animal life, she said.

In addition to this, Ms Dun-
combe said, it is estimated that -
the Albany complex will use up
to-one million gallons of water a

’-day, which is about 10’per’cent

of the‘total water currently used
in New Providence each day.

In some other-tourism-based
countries, Ms Duncombe said,
the law makes provisions for
public access to all parts of the
coast.

Investors are prohibited from
building their hotels and resorts
on-the beaches, leaving room
for public access, she said.

Ms Duncombe said that she
agrees that legislation like this
should be put in place here in
the Bahamas so that Bahami-
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7



Finance Minister voices optimism in Gran

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

FREEPORT - Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo Laing
expressed strong optimism in
Grand Bahama’s future and
assured residents that better times
will come for Freeport over the
next few years.

Although he encouraged resi-
dents to be patient, Mr Laing
urged them to be prepared to

take advantage of the economic

opportunities that will come in
future.

“Essentially, the government
is keenly aware of the state of the
Grand Bahama economy, (but)
we are confident that while over
the next 12 months the economy
(here) may improve only mar-
ginally, we are optimistic about
the medium-term outlook of
Grand Bahama,” he said.

Mr Laing was a panel speaker
at a town meeting on the econo-
my of Grand Bahama hosted by
Love 97 Radio, held at the Foster
Pestaina Hall on Monday
evening. .

“We expect that any number
of the challenges that are now
confronting Grand Bahama will
find resolution. We are doing
whatever we can to make sure
that that takes place and we are
optimistic,” the state minister
said.

However, Mr Laing also point-

- ed out that the FNM government
does not want to make the mis-
take of giving false hope like the

. former PLP government did.

He made it clear that the gov-
ernment is not in a position right
now to report anything new about
Royal Oasis, which was pur-
chased late last year by the Har-
court Group.

“The government will not do
what was done over the last sev-
eral years. We just do not now
have information to give you —
when we can, we will,

“We rather not promise you
something and say that it is immi-
nent and then come back and say
something else. There is a reason

' why.the prime minister says as

much as he says,” Mr Laing said.

Many residents at the town
meeting expressed concerns
about the current ownership dis-
pute at the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and its effect on the
Freeport economy.

Wendell Jones, CEO of Love
197, Radio:and the Bahama Jour-
mal, said thatthe representatives
of.the Grand Bahama Port
Authority., were invited tothe
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their businesses open on Grand
Bahama. “The problem in Grand
Bahama is that the economy has
shrunken and business people are
feeling the impact. Many can not
close because they can not afford
to pay severance and others are
holding on in hopes that things
will change,” she said.

However, Mrs Newbold said
that Grand Bahamians are sur-
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Accountant Kevin Seymour

was also optimistic and noted that |

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Ginn project at West End, will
be very beneficial to Grand
Bahama. He said that now is
time for Bahamians to start
preparing themselves for oppor-

. tunities that are expected to mate-

rialise when these projects:come
on stream. |

Keith Worrell, general manag-
er of Grand Bahama Millwork,
said the concern from residents

toni ene gives hope to the future.
here. is not much further
down we can go, we can only rise
from the bottom. We have sur-
vived the worst. and we will sur-
vive this, but planning is essen-
tial,” he said.
- Minister Laing urged Grand
Bahamians to hold on a bit
longer.

“Almost 60,000 citizens call
Grand Bahama home. Your
hopes, dreams and aspirations are
tied to the economic well being of
this place.

“J want you to know that at the
very highest level in this country
the government is keenly aware
of that — you are on our minds, in

d Bahama’s future

our discussions, and in our plans.
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change for the better, but we have-
to do ground work to make that
happen - not with rhetoric and
not with announcements.

“And one thing that you will

- not see us do is break up ground

and not have vertical construc-
tion for 10 years,” he said.

Mr Laing said “there is not a
dilemma that Grand Bahama has
today that I see remaining unre-

- solved two to three years out.”

“This place will be restored. Bet-
ter times are coming for Grand
Bahama and if you can hold on
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FNM National Chairman
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political devotion to a cause
in which she deeply
believed. .

Her legacy of fidelity to
the party, he said, shows a
positive course for other
young women to follow.

“Ms Rodgers was one of
those strong Bahamian
women who could always
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her part for the party,
whether we were in gov-
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en’s Association Ms
‘Rodgers-McCartney served
as vice-chairperson of the
FNM for the Fort Charlotte
constituency association and
supported that office dur-
ing the May 2007 election
campaign.

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Oil price

FROM page one

US, having peaked at $100.10 US
earlier in the session, the Press ;

Association of the UK reported.

Reportedly concerns over a }
weakening US dollar, an explo- }
sion at an oil refinery in Texas and _:
continuing tensions between the }
US and Venezuela, led to the }
surge. Inaccurate reports of the ;
death of Nigerian oil rebel leader :
Henry Okah contributed to the }

scare.

anticipated.

“Well based on the increase of }
(international oil) prices closing at :
just over $100 (Tuesday), we :
should expect some increases in :
fuel costs. Generally, the prices are :
influenced also by the availability :
of refineries — at which time there :
are some issues internationally :
concerning the availability of :
refined product — and so we do

anticipate some effect from the ris- : a Rey
: versial ones, I was required to

ing cost.

However, he could not predict }

how soon this would occur.

Dame Marguerite
_ FROM page one

“recuperating comfortably and
remains under the care of her :

medical team.”

She is in “stable condition” and
in “good spirits,” the statement :

continued.

Dr Conville Brown, spokesper- }
son for the Pindling family, con- :
firmed her medical team is :
“pleased with her progress thus :
far and is looking forward to :
(having) her home in several :

days.”

According to an earlier state-.
ment released by the hospital, :
Dame Marguerite was of good }
temperament at the time of her :

admittance. Last year, she was in
hospital for nearly three weeks
due to acute abdominal pain.

Although her specific condi- :
tion was never confirmed by doc- :
tors, it is speculated she suffered :
from pancreatitis, which causes :

acute pain in the abdomen due
to inflammation of the pancreati-
tis.

It is unclear whether Dame i
Marguerite’s recent admittance :
to PMH is related to ‘her 2007 :

hospital stay.

To the chagrin of consumers, !
who might want to tighten their :
purse strings in the face of a rising :
cost of living, the Minister said an }
increase in electrical fuel surcharge}
and an increase at gas pumps is ;




FROM page one

ZNS General manager who apologized for
the matter and assured him that it would
not happen again. Mr Seymour said that if
it did happen again he would personally
seek leave to prosecute those who dis-
closed the complainant’s name.

During the questioning, Miller, who sat
behind his attorneys Willie Moss and
Michael Kemp, appeared extremely frus-
trated, grumbling and gesturing. At one
point he tried to stand up in the court room
as if to protest something Ms Bartlett had
said, but was immediately told to sit by his
attorney Willie Moss. On another occa-
sion, Miller made gestures towards Cypri-
anna McWeeney, another GEMS CEO
who was also present at yesterday’s hear-

‘ing.

Mr Kemp began his questioning yester-
day by asking Ms Bartlett how long Dr
Wayne Thompson had been applying to
have a show at GEMS. Ms Bartlett said

that he had never applied, but after Miller ©

was suspended, GEMS management made
the decision to have Dr Thompson replace
Miller in the interim until they found some-
one else. Ms Bartlett noted that Thompson
was the psychiatrist with whom the virtual

Tough questioning

complainant and two other female employ-
ees at GEMS had visited. Ms Bartlett said
that these visits were done independently.
Ms Bartlett said that subsequently Michael
Pintard approached her about hosting a
show and she thought he would be a more
sustained and regular prospect. She admit-
ted that she had regarded Miller as her
hero which then prompted Mr Kemp to
ask why she would take the word of “the
virtual complainant to whom he referred as
a “Johnny-come-lately” over Miller’s.

Mr: Kemp questioned Ms Bartlett on
whether the virtual complainant had told
her that Miller had said that she must give
him some of the mutton before she went to
Turks and Caicos to give her some. A star-
tled Ms Bartlett denied that the accused
ever said these things and dismissed it as
nonsense. :

“This is the person you chose to believe
over your idol?” Mr Kemp asked.

Mr Kemp asked Ms Bartlett’ whether
she knew that the virtual complainant has
a green card. At that point lead prosecutor
Mr Seymour rose to make an objection,
questioning the relevance of the question.
Mr Kemp also asked whether the virtual

complainant is still in the Bahamas. Ms
Bartlett replied that she did not know.

Mr Kemp also suggested that she and
the former Minister of Broadcasting had
conspired to have Miller removed from
the airwaves in the months preceding the
May 2 general elections.

Ms Bartlett strongly denied this asser-
tion. Mr Kemp suggested that she and fel-
low GEMS CEO Cyprianna McWeeney
had felt that Miller had too many FNM
candidates lined up. Ms Bartlett denied
this. She testified that she never told
Darold who-he could or could not have
on his show. Ms Bartlett also denied having
any knowledge that the virtual complainant
was working at GEMS since early January
2007, although she was never fully
employed there until February 1. Mr Kemp
asked Ms Bartlett whether she knew of
any sexual favours being offeted for
rewards. Ms Bartlett replied that she did
not. In the charge outlined against Miller it
is alleged that sometime between February

‘2 and March 22, 2007, he obtained "sexual

favours" from a GEMS’ reporter on a
promise of her "benefiting" while
employed at the company.

Mr Kemp asked Ms Bartlett if it was
ever her intention to give Miller a piece of
the $2 million Turks and Caicos media

contract. Ms Bartlett said that she had
asked Miller to submit a proposal for a
consultancy fee, but he never did. Mr
Kemp suggested that GEMS could not
afford to pay Miller. Ms Bartlett denied
this assertion saying that GEMS had been
generous to Miller, paying him more than
he was entitled.

Ms Bartlett noted that Miller’s contract
with GEMS was for three years, from June
30, 2006 to June 29, 2009.

Mr Kemp noted that Miller’s annual
salary was $50,000 a year which included
commission from advertisements. Ms
Bartlett said that Miller also received 21
days vacation and $150 a month phone
allowance. a

Ms Bartlett told the court that although
Miller had the number one show, he was
“not making the quota.” Mr Kemp called
off a list of establishments and organisation
that advertised on Miller’s show. Ms
Bartlett told the court that Miller owed
GEMS money. ;

Lead prosecutor Calvin Seymour noted
yesterday that the prosecution had closed
its case, but Mr Kemp asked that Dr
Wayne Thompson be called to give evi-
dence.

The case was adjourned to March 12 at
12.30 pm. i



FROM page one

put forth the party’s position.
Once I said the right thing, PLPs
loved this.

“But in truth, the chairman
as the party’s chief spokesman
is a critical role that ensures
that the PLP’s message is
always in the public domain. I
believe that I executed this part
of my job well. I enjoyed it
even though I often had to
appropriately select and deter-

mine what I would respond to —

or answer,” he said.

Mr Rigby said that he was
aware that many people did not
understand his silence on many
matters. In fact, he said that
many persons in the party were
of the view that he should
always say something whether
it served the party no practical
or political purpose whatsoev-
er.

“Being the party’s defender
meant that I had to respond to
some matters that in private I
had major problems with. It
was a struggle on these occa-
sions because truthfully my
heart was not init. °

“T also believe that because I

was visible, many people .

thought that I was responsible
for the government’s lack of a
sustaining public relations cam-
paign. This is widely credited
as being one of the reasons why

the PLP lost in the'2007 gener- ~

al elections.,-The-truth.is. that.

the party has nothing to do >

Rigby

with the government’s and min- :

ister’s public relations,” he said. :

In fact, Mr Rigby said that :
he is always amazed to hear :}
how many people believe that :
as chairman of the party he :
must have also been the Elec- }
tion Coordinator in the 2007}
campaign. However, Mr Rigby :
said that the leader of the PLP, :
Perry Christie chose the cam- }
paign coordinator — Bradley

Roberts.

“Bradley Roberts was named :
to serve as Campaign Director :
and Philip Galanis was chosen }
as Campaign Coordinator. I :
served on the campaign team
with responsibility for the :
drafting of the Action Agenda :
and worked with constituencies :

campaign coordinators.

“IT have said elsewhere and :
it is worth repeating, that the :
PLP could have been better :
organized and that we should :

have run a better campaign.

But T’honestly believe that with :
the time constraints and the }
lateness in our start, the cam- }
paign was superb and playeda :
major role in causing the PLP :
to win the 18 seats that we :

did,” he said. :

Mr Rigby added that it was
of paramount importance for :
thé PLP to learn a lesson from :

‘the last general election. He :

said that the party must recog:

“nize that campaigns must-be
“efficiently run and managed.” }

Se ee




Baha Mar | FROM page one Cynthia Pratt

; mation and intelligence we were getting from the police. It reflected
: emerging best practices in many jurisdictions," she said.

i "Almost daily, international news reports contain stories of students
? engaged in violent and criminal behaviour on campuses. Students,
: teachers and administrators are concerned for their safety, but yet
? the BUT executives say nothing. Why is it that they failed to practise
i restraint when we were in office? They said that we didn't respect teach-
i ers and we didn't care about teachers. But they too have gone silent,"
i said Mrs Pratt.
: "Mark my word also that the tourism policing unit will return too,"
: continued the PLP deputy leader. "They may call it another name, but
: fairly soon you will see a dedicated police presence deployed in places
: where our tourists frequent. As downtown Nassau has seen more
; than its share of violent crimes this year, two murders and a stabbing,
: I trust that the Government will depart from its characteristic stub-
: bornness and relaunch the Tourism Unit. And do it in time for the
: return of the spring breakers."

project

FROM page one

Minister of Works Earl
Deveaux indicated yesterday that
the option of creating a round-
about at the new junction where
the highway joins with J.F.K Dri-
ve and Gladstone Road at the
bottom of Lake Cunningham is
under consideration to ease antic-
ipated traffic. :

According to John Pagano,
president of the Baha Mar devel-
opment company, the developers
have scheduled the end of this
year as a completion date for the
new West Bay Street. According
to the supplemental heads of
agreement, the original West Bay
Street and the portion of Prospect
Ridge Road will be closed off
when construction of the Caesar’s
hotel reaches 100 feet above
grade.

“It is proposed as a result of
this dislocation we will have to
do considerable work on the traf-
fic movement coming over the
new corridor connecting into JFK
and hooking up into Tonique
Darling highway and the details
of those will unfold as the pro-
ject unfolds,” said Minister
Deveaux, adding: “We have
ape Hn
tions, as it relates to traffic flow as

a TesHtBOF this todd’closures and”

corridors.” .,

FROM page one

: that are more affluent, as the par-
: ty lost to the FNM in both these
: categories. As voters who once
: supported the PLP become more
: successful many also appear to
: abandon the party, it was sug-
: gested during the discussions.

The lack of coordinated public

: relations machinery was also cit-
: ed as a factor behind the PLP's
: defeat. The absence of such an
: organ, prevented the PLP from
: clearly presenting its record of
: accomplishments to the people,
i it was said.

~The FNM's method of cam-

paigning, including the hosting of

ple,time,to,address any ques- . ; !
: where free food and liquor were
served, was also said to have’ been ©

oe

block. parties, in.constituencies,

“they should have
rE ‘on. i aie baleenn ng eaOS

Scantals, gaffes

effective in capturing the atten-
tion of the young and swing vot-
ers.

The short campaign period was
presented as another impediment
to the PLP's success. However,
this should not have been a prob-
lem for the PLP, one source said,
as Mr Christie called the election.

The discussions further indi-
cated that the PLP needs to
revamp its party's branches. Somie
of the coordinators in these orga-
nizations were not as competent
as necessary, it was said, which
led MPs to take on work other
than the frontline campaigning
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mal suffering on Grand Bahama
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Bahamas Bridal Association:
Election

US Ambassador pays courtesy visit



of new directors

Raymond A Bethel/BIS

US AMBASSADOR TO THE BAHAMAS Ned Siegel paid a courtesy call on the leader of the Opposition Per-
ry Christie on Tuesday, February 19, at Mr Christie’s residence on West Bay Street, Cable Beach. From left
are Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy Dr Brent Hardt; Ambassador Ned Siegel; Opposition
leader Perry Christie, and Member of Parliament for North Andros and the Berry Islands Vincent Peet.

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« lice Newton-Colebrooke, vice- president, Anna Fox, president, Paulette Davis, past president, and Deborah
- Burrows, secretary.

A NEW board of directors
has been elected for the

’ Bahamas Bridal Association
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At the annual general meet-
ing of the BBA, held on
Wednesday, January 9, at
Luciano’s restaurant, new direc-
tors were elected for the next
term of office which runs from
2008 to 2009.

Handing over to the new
team on behalf of the previous
board was outgoing president

Paulette Davis of Amour
Affairs. The new board is head-
ed by president Anna Fox, vice-
president Phyllice Colebrooke,
secretary Deborah Burrows and
treasurer Karen Barsoe- Adder-
ley.

The membership of BBA is
made up of Bahamian wedding
planners and vendors who ser-
vice the wedding industry,
including ministers, photogra-
phers, videographers, musicians,
bakers and transportation com-

panies among others The mis-
sion statement of the BBA is
to promote, develop and edu-
cate an association of profes-
sionals with the common goal
of setting high standards of ser-
vice and work ethic in their con-
duct of business in the destina-
tion wedding market.

Business meetings, educa-
tional seminars, social gather-
ings, and fund raisers are con-
ducted throughout the year by
the BBA.

New books presented to Hanna

Kristaan HA Ingraham II/BIS Photo

DR ALBERT Ss FERGUSON and Mrs Ferguson ncbeenited Gavernch General,Arthur D arta with copies of
their newly published books at Government House on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

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THE Ethan S$ Bain Environmental
Health Foundation became the latest part-
ner to join hands with the Ministry of

. Health and Social Development and the

Department of Environmental Health Ser-
vices (DEHS) in the battle against littering,
by donating thousands of vehicular litter
bags to health and environment officials.

The bio-degradable bags were specifical-
ly designed by members of the foundation
and will be distributed to drivers island-
wide for use in their vehicles. The pro-
gramme is part of the ministry’s overall
strategy to help keep the Bahamas clean
by discouraging people from illegally
dumping and throwing litter onto the streets
and the verges.

Minister of Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis said that many dri-
vers and their passengers can still be
observed throwing garbage out of their
vehicles onto the streets Nassau despite the
negative impact such practices have on the
environment.

“This unsatisfactory practice adds to the
litter volume which creates blight and neg-
atively impacts the aesthetics of our envi-
ronment,” Dr Minnis said.

“The donation of the plastic garbage bags
by the principals of the Ethan Bain Foun-
dation, like other private sector entities,
serves to further promote the need for such
partnerships to combat the serious envi-
ronmental problems we are faced with in
our country in general and our urban areas
in particular.”

‘The minister said there can be no denying
the correlation between a clean environ-

-ment and healthy living. He said residents in

New Providence and the entire Bahamas
have a “God-given” responsibility to keep
the environment clean and that it is there-
fore incumbent upon each individual to
take the responsibility for doing their part
towards this end.

Dr Minnis said one of the greatest com-
plaints of visitors to the Bahamas is the
“unhealthiness” of the environment.

“As we know, the tourism industry forms
60 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) and provides more than 70 per cent
of the jobs in the country through related
industry, and so it is important that we keep
the island clean,” he said.

“Then of course, the Bahamas is a coastal
area and so whatever we do in the envi-
ronment affects the marine life and will
eventually get into the food chain, and the
negative results from those actions will be
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of the Ministry of Health and Social development and Department of Environmental Health Ser-
vices with bio-degradable garbage bags which are to be used as part of the ministry’s anti-lit-
tering campaign. Pictured from left are Pastor Geoffrey Thompson; Jacqueline Bain, founder
and chairperson of the Ethan S Bain Foundation; Peter Brown; Minister of Health and Social

‘Development Dr Hubert Minnis; Janice McCants-Miller, vice-chairman of the foundation; Dr

Michael Turner, under -secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development, and

Anthony “Skeebo” Roberts.



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MINISTER of Health and Social Development Dr
Hubert Minnis presents a member of the motor-
ing public with one of the bio-degradable bags
donated by the Ethan S Bain Environmental
Health Foundation. The bags will be used in the
ministry’s anti-littering campaign.

facilities in terms of illnesses and food poi-
soning,” he said.

The foundation has designed the new
bags, Dr Minnis said, especially for the car
so that persons can dispose of all of the
garbage that may have accumulated in the
car, into the bag as opposed to throwing it
inthe streets. ~

“We have over 150,000 cars on the island
and could you imagine the amount of
garbage that can reach our streets, neigh-
borhoods and verges if persons in each of
those cars litter those areas,” Dr Minnis
asked.

Jacqueline Bain, founder and chairman of
the Ethan S Bain Environmental Health
Foundation, said the foundation was estab-

lished with two objectives in mind: A
memorial scholarship foundation to assist
students and professionals studying and
working in the field of environmental health
in the Bahamas, and a means of “keeping
Ethan’s spirit and love for the Bahamas’
environment alive.”

“Through the foundation, students and »
professionals can begin or continue their
work in the environmental health sciences
while helping the Bahamas to keep its
islands clean and continue to be a desir-
able place for visitors to the country,” Mrs
Bain said. “The Bahamas is extremely
dependent on the tourism trade and as a
result, it is vital for us to maintain clean
and safe environments in order to have our
economy remain competitive in this ever-
increasing field. 5

“We believe that participation in selected
environmental projects, for example, beau-
tification, anti-litter and stray dogs cam-
paigns, are appropriate ways of keeping
Ethan’s memory alive while maintaining
his desire to keep the Bahamas’ environ-
ment pristine.

“We are extremely pleased to have the
opportunity for the foundation to partner
with the Ministry of Health and Social
Development and the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services by providing
vehicular litter bags for distribution to the

- public in conjunction with the ministry’s

New Providence zoning project. We fur-
ther wish to send the message that a clean
Bahamas begins with each one of us,” Mrs
Bain added. :

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in projects that will provide
jobs for our people. There is
very little work here and it is
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especially in construction, will
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True, some will come and try.
to take advantage of our peo-
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chance of that happening in
this point in time.

Whether we like him or not,
the man has proven himself
to have strong leadership abil-
ity. Three times in office is to
his credit.

Read my lines, I never said
he was perfect, but he is better
than the rest. I did my home-
work.

Getting back to the subject
of investors. Cat Islanders
must prepare themselves for
future employment or they
will be left far behind. While
professional workers from
other islands get the best jobs,
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include a large auditorium
where events such as gradua-
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tainment, exhibitions of works
done by Bahamians, especial-
ly by Cat Islanders, art and
craft, writers’ events, dance,
conventions and other medi-
ums conducive to our heritage
can take place.

Let us not forget that Cat
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well if a large enough audito-
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AMBASSADOR DESIGNATE of Mexico Rosaura Leonora Rueda Gutiérrez presents her letters.of cre-
dence to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette at the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

Ministry of Health & Social
Development Department of
Environmental Health Services

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation for Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the follow-
ing Contracted Services fer the Department of Enviromental Health
Services

1. Operation and Maintenance of the North Eleuthera District Landfill;

2. Transfer Station and Barging Services Contract for Harbour Island
and North Eleuthera;

3. Operation and Maintenance of the North Andros Sanitary Landfill

Interested parties may obtain further information, including eligibility
to participate and may collect the bidding document upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of $100.00, as of Monday, Pebrualy 18th, 2008
from:

The Department of Environmental Health Services
Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-8073
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. ..

The method of payment will be certified cheque or cash. Tenders are
to be submitted in triplicate (8) in a sealed envelope(s) addressed to:

The Tenders Board

C/O The Financial Secretary
Ministry of Finance

Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017

Nassau, N.P.

The Bahamas

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BYRAN Woodside, Min-
ister of State for Youth and ©
Sports yesterday extended
profound condolences to
the family, colleagues and
countless young sailing
enthusiasts who studied at
the feet of the old grand-
master and champion regat-
ta sailor himself, Captain
Rolly Gray, who recently
passed away unexpectedly.

Mr Woodside said that
Captain’s Gray death “con-
founded us all, as we were
so much anticipating him
and his ‘Tida Wave’ gracing
us with their presence at

i this year’s Georgetown

Regatta in Rolly Gray’s
Harbour, Exuma.”

“Captain Gray was a
Bahamian icon well known
throughout local and inter-
national circles. He became
one of.a select number of
Bahamians who achieved
such widespread recogni-
tion for the social graces
which he practiced as an
expert sailor, as a fine gen-
tleman and as an exemplary
role model for all those
young men smart enough to
comprehend his greatness,”
Mr Woodside said.

The state minister said
that it was fitting that Cap-
tain Gray was chosen by
the government for inclu-
sion on the Wall of Fame at
the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, joining
the company of such
national heroes and sailing
giants as Bobby Symonette
and beloved Olympian
Sloan Farrington.

“In this regard, the grand
master did manage to smell
some of his flowers but only
a small part of his story has
been told. Indeed, of
greater fortune to his legacy
will be the fact that
approval has already been
obtained to induct the
grand master into this coun-
try’s prestigious National
Hall of Fame, formalising
the respect which the
Bahamas harbours for his
sixty-plus years of
excellence as the champion
of champion regatta.
sailors,” Mr Woodside
said.

He said that Captain Rol-
ly Gray’s legacy in Bahami-
an sport ultimately tran-
scends regatta sailing
because in the 60 years that
he competed, the grand
master became synonymous
with being the best in one’s

i - given avocation.

“In so doing, he managed
to obtain for himself a life
that approaches the biblical
imperative of doing all that
you can, in all that you do,
by.word and deed, to truly
glorify Him who sent us,”
Mr Woodside said.



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FirstCaribbean International’

Bank donates incubator to PMH





THE TRIBUNE on Wednes-
day mistakenly printed the wrong
photo to accompany the page 10
story entitled “FirstCaribbean
International Bank donates incu-
bator to PMH.” This is the photo-
graph that should have gone in
and we apologise for the error.

The FirstCaribbean Corporate
Banking Centre recently donated
a baby Isolette (incubator) and
suction machine to the children’s
ward at the Princess Margaret
Hospital.

“This kind of philanthropy is in



keeping with the bank’s commit-
ment to its adopt-a-cause pro-
gramme, one of the bank’s initia-
tives designed to foster volun-
teerism and community involve-
ment among the bank’s staff,”
FirstCaribbean said in a statement.

Happy to have received an Iso-
lette and suction machine for use
by the patients of the children’s
ward, some of the hospital’s staff
took the time to thank the corpo-
rate banking team of First-
Caribbean International Bank for
their generosity.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT ARE:
FirstCaribbean’s credit manager
Nedra Woodside; PMH’s chief of
pediatrics Dr Paul Roberts; First-
Caribbean’s head of credit and ser-
vice quality Earl Beneby; chief hos-
pital administrator Coralie Adder-
ley; Nurse Yvonne Clarke; head of
corporate support Jennie McDon-
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banking Larry Bowleg, and team

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TV appearance
for Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty’s

top producer

COLDWELL Banker
Lightbourn Realty’s top pro-
ducer, Robert Arthur, will
appear on the popular Ameri-
can television show “House
Hunters International.”

At Friday at 10.30pm on the
Home and Garden channel,
Mr Arthur will take a wealthy
American client on a search
forhisdreamhome.

The client will be viewing
three homes in the $2.5 to $5
million range in Harbour
Island.

A popular second home
destination for the wealthy
since the 1940s, the island’s
popularity has grown steadily
over the years and is now an
international name in the trav-
el world.

Its success as a leading sec-
ond home and tourist spot can
be attributed to its quaint °
Colonial cottages, a three-mile
beach of pink sand, a laid+!
back “golf cart lifestyle” and
fun restaurants and night
spots.

A former producer and
director for a CBS affiliate in
Miami, Mr Arthur slipped
right into his role in front of
the cameras.

“The crew had so much fun,
some of them came back to
visit the island with their fami-
lies,” Mr Arthur said.

Mr Arthur has won the cov-
eted Coldwell Banker Presi-
dent’s Circle Award every
year for the last three years.

He and his wife Anna are
the owners and operators of
Arthur’s Café and Bakery in
Harbour Island — a busy meet-
ing place for Bahamians and
visitors.

Mr Arthur is also a volun-
teer fireman, a member of the
island’s hurricane relief com-
mittee and a minister of Jeho-
vah’s Witnesses.

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“Cyde Cardinal Williams, 78 of East Orange, New Jersey, and former-
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died at his residence in East Orange,
February gth 2008. Funeral Service was held on Monday, February
11th, 2008 at 1:00p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy
~ Communion in South Orange, New Jersey. The Funeral service was
~ conducted by the Rev'd Dr. Sandye Wilson, Rector, assisted by Clyde's
son-in-law, the Rev'd. Dr. nano’ Moultrie, Rector of St. Matthew's,
_ Nassau, The Bahamas.
He is survived by his loving Wie. Cynthia (Sylvia); daughters
"Bernadette Moultrie (mother: Rose King), Claudia Hamlett (mother:
~ Anne Williams), and Margaret Williams: son-in-laws Reverend James
~ Moultrie and Lafayette Hamlett. Grandchildren: Sean (Stacy) Moultrie,
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their children and grandchildren. He always had fond.memories of his
- cousins in Eleuthera, Er Ricky). and Lloyd Johnson, as well as his
cousin Eva Lightbourne children he watched grow up: Dorothea
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Cuba puts faith

After Fidel leaves presidency,
Cubans hope his successor
will put reforms in place

@ HAVANA

After a 19-month tryout by
acting president Raul Castro,
Cubans seem ready to focus on
what his government will bring
once Fidel Castro formally
steps down as Cuba’s all-pow-
erful leader on Sunday.

Their expectations, already
raised by Raul Castro’s talk of
“structural changes” and “big
ce to come, couldn’t be

igher. Many Cubans hope he

will let more people open busi-
eeae own homes and even
travel abroad.

But given that Raul is
already 76, it could fall to a new
generation of leaders to fulfill
or frustrate Cubans’ dreams of
prosperity.

As acting president, Raul
Castro has only hinted at
reforms, a reticence many see
as a sign of respect for his more
doctrinaire older brother. And
while hoping that Raul and his
likely No. 2, Carlos Lage, will
advocate for change, Cubans
wonder how that will fly with
81-year-old Fidel, who made it
clear Tuesday that he isn’t
going away, even though he’s
stepping down as president.

here has to be some
change, more freedom with
Raul,” said Andres, 63, who
like many Cubans wouldn’t
give his last name for fear of
reprisal when talking about the
Castro brothers. “The other
one always nipped that off at
the bud.”

The resignation, announced
Tuesday, should give Raul Cas-
tro more autonomy than he’s
had as the government’s care-
taker since Fidel was sidelined
Bynes nae surgery in July
2006.

The younger Castro raised
expectations of openings in the
state-controlled economy with
his reported fascination with
Chinese-style capitalism, calls

Fidel Castro

for unspecified “structural
changes,” and acknowledgment
that government wages aver-
aging $19 a month do not satis-
fy basic needs. He also encour-
aged Cubans to open a fearless
and critical debate, as long as
they remember that the final
decisions will be made by the
island’s Communist leaders.

“That way we reach deci-
sions, and I’m talking about big
decisions,” he told student lead-
ers in December 2006.

Many Cubans want to hear
more such talk from their next
leader. Inspired by Raul, some
leading Cuban cultural figures
have called recently for drop-
ping onerous visa requirements

other limits on their free-
doms, a message that resonates
with ordinary Cubans.

“This is what we needed. I
hope to God people have more
freedom — the freedom to
have opinions and always speak
their minds,” 37-year-old Lydis
Perez said after dropping her
son off at school. “People talk
in the hallways or the back
rooms. ... There’s a lot of fear.”

Fidel Castro, however, insist-
ed in his resignation letter
Tuesday that he won’t disap-



ear — or stay quiet if he sees

is revolution going astray.
oe is not my farewell to
” he wrote. “My only wish

1S Me fight as a soldier in the

battle of ideas. I shall continue
to write under the title, "Reflec-
tions of Comrade Fidel. It will
be another weapon you can
count on. Perhaps my voice will

_ be heard.”

As the Council of State’s first
vice president, Raul Castro has
been his brother’s constitu-
tionally designated successor
for decades, so the big ques-
tion is who will take his place as
No. 2 on Sunday when the
National Assembly selects
Cuba’s new leadership.

A leading candidate is Lage,
the de-facto prime minister,
who at 56 is a full generation
younger than the Castros. He’s
among the most experienced
leaders in a power structure
dominated by septuagenarian
former rebels, and he has built
a reputation as a reformer.

A less likely possibility could
emerge from a handful of lead-
ers in their 30s and 40s, such
as Foreign Minister Felipe
Perez Roque, whose Commu-
nist fervor earned them the col-
lective nickname of “Young
Talibans.”

While no less loyal to the
elder Castro, Lage was the
architect of reforms that saved
the island from economic col-
lapse in the early 1990s. His
moves allowed foreign invest-
ment in state enterprises, a
measure of self-employment,
and legal use of the U.S. dollar.

Raul Castro appears to get
along with Lage, who is a quiet,
pragmatic organizer like
self. Raul backed Lage’s earli-
er reform proposals, especially
farmers markets where excess
crops are sold at market prices.

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WHO WILL BE NUMBER TWO? This combination of three file photos shows from left to right: Cuba’s For-
eign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, Cuba’s Vice President Carlos Lage Davila, and president of Cuba’s
National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon Quesada. The three men are considered to be the top possibilities to
replace Raul Castro in'Cuba’s No. 2 spot when Raul is most likely named Cuba’s president, replacing his
81-year-old brother Fidel when parliament meets on Sunday February 24.

FROM page 18

But both Lage and Raul Cas-
tro say any change will not be at

i expense of socialism. And Cae red
Fase e has dampened hopes that ; ae ' Te Teen
a would follow China and es Ais

Metin in allowing capitalist
markets to thrive.

“Their successes and failures
should enrich our efforts,” Lage
told managers of state enter-
prises last year. “But the build-
ing of socialism in Cuba is only
possible as a result of our own
experiences.”

aul also has championed the
concept of closer ties to the
United States, offering again
and again to discuss normalizing
relations with Washington. But
the Bush administration ruled
that out Tuesday, deriding Raul
Castro as “Fidel Lite.” -

That means that the nearly

five-decade U.S. embargo of
- Cuba will remain in place for
the known future — frustrating
both Cubans and many Ameri-
cans who see much potential in
trade with the island, not only
for business but as a catalyst for
change. And despite a detailed
USS. plan meant to encourage a
“democratic transition” from
the Castros’ rule, Cuban offi-
cials insist the island’s socialist
political and economic systems
will endure. For now, that
means Cuba’s aay dissident
community can only wait, and
hope that the new leadership
ill be, more open to change
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Kenyan opposition threatens

protests in constitution row

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Kenya’s opposition on
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protests within a week unless

the government begins the .

process of changing the consti-
tution.

Anyang Nyongo, head of the
party of opposition leader Raila
Odinga, said parliament must
convene quickly to enact the
constitutional changes already
agreed upon in negotiations
with the government.

If the process is not begun,
“we call our supporters to mass
action,” Nyongo said. Another
party official clarified that any
such protests would be peaceful.
However, previous protests
have turned violent and deteri-
orated into ethnic clashes.

The threat comes as talks for
a potential power-sharing
arrangement between President
Mwai Kibaki and Odinga —
who says the presidency was
stolen from him — appeared to
be deadlocked.

Weeks of violence sparked
by the flawed Dec. 27 vote have
left more than 1,000 dead and
forced some 600,000 to flee
their homes.

Though the key issue of how
to formulate a government con-

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ly arresting people for rents gone unpaid amid weeks of postelection violence.

tinues to elude negotiators,

Kibaki and Odinga did agree to

a host of reforms last week,
including constitutional
changes.

Nyongo said this work should -

start quickly, especially given
the languishing talks.

“Mr. Kibaki and his Party of
National Unity are procrasti-
nating in the mediation talks as



if there is no urgency in reach-

ing a political settlement in this

country,” Nyongo said.
Deputy U.S. State Depart-

ment spokesman Tom Casey -

waved aside threats of mass
protest, saying both sides have a
“framework” for an agreement
and the two sides now need to
form a new government.

“The important thing is that

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there has been progress, we do
have a general agreement in
place and we are going to do
what we can to support former
(U.N.) Secretary-General
(Kofi) Annan’s efforts.to bring
about an agreement among the
parties for specifically how you
move forward in the current
time period on a new govern-
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A fresh. Sudanese offensive by govern-
ment soldiers and Arab militiamen against
Darfur rebels has trapped thousands of
refugees along the Chadian border, the
rebels and humanitarian workers said
Wednesday.

Local rebel commander Abbas Mohamed
said a dozen civilians were killed and 20
arrested during the latest government
attack, which targeted the Jebel Moon area
of West Darfur on Tuesday. The Sudanese
military said eight soldiers were killed and
15 injured in Tuesday’s fighting.

“Fighting is still going on,” Mohamed
told The Associated Press by satellite phone

from Jebel Moon. Three rebels also were

killed, he said.

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attempt to “market them-
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THE Government is “well
advanced” on discussions over
the draft legislation that would
allow it to introduce an Excise
Tax, The Tribune was told yes-

terday, believing this will pro-—

tect the main component of its
revenue base from being classi-
fied as a protectionist tariff bar-
rier by rules-based global trade
regimes.

.Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said that while

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an Excise Tax’s introduction in
the Bahamas would require an
Act of Parliament, “The legisla-
tion is being advanced in respect
of that”.

He added: “It’s now for con-
sideration to be given to the
draft that we now have. We are
well advanced in these discus-
sions.”

By introducing an Excise Tax,
the Government is seeking to
still be able to collect revenues
on imports coming into the
Bahamas by placing them in an
excise regimé, removing the

Bahamas golf courses
charge highest fees
in the Caribbean

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIAN golf courses
charge the highest average
green fees for an 18-hole round
in the Caribbean, according to a
survey by the KPMG account-

’ ing firm, although one tourism

executive yesterday said the fig-
ure needed to be viewed in con-
text and did not necessarily
imply this nation was again pric-
ing itself out.of the market.
KPMG’s Golf Benchmark

_ Survey 2007, which assessed the

average green fees charged for
an 18-hole round in different
Caribbean nations, found that
golf courses in the Bahamas set
the highest prices with an aver-

age of $172 per round.

Only Barbados of the other
countries surveyed came near
to this price with $153 per 18-
hole round. The KPMG report
added that the average green
fees charged in the Caribbean
were $123 per round, with
Jamaica, Bermuda and Puerto
Rico all below this figure at
$105, $108 and $110 respective-
ly.

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green fees for 18 holes is rela-
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region compared to most of the
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Baha Mar’s senior vice-presi-
dent for administration and
external affairs, yesterday told
The Tribune that not too much
should be read into these fig-
ures, as they had to be placed in
context and the statistical base
upon which the KPMG report
was based was unknown.

Mr Sands said it was possible
the KPMG. survey. may have
used what was known as the
‘rack rate’, “and that may be

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‘well advanced’

duties collected from the defini-
tion of a ‘tariff? under regimes
such as the World Trade Organ-
isation (WTO). -

Mr Laing explained to The
Tribune yesterday: “The broad
aim of it really is to make a dis-
tinction between those customs

duties that are applied purely

for revenue generating purposes,

as opposed to those duties ~

applied for trade protectionist
purposes.

“There are a significant num-
ber of duties applied that have
nothing to do with protecting
our trade. They are revenue gen-
erating areas. We’re trying to
safeguard the revenue of the
Government in an international
trade environment.”

By removing the bulk of
import duties from being viewed
as tariffs, where they would be
treated as a standard barrier to
trade, the Government is seek-
ing to protect a substantial part
of its largest revenue earner.

In the 2007-2008 fiscal year,
customs duties imposed on
imports are expected to generate
some $605.709 million of the
Government’s $1.356 billion
total revenues, or 44.7 per cent®

The Government is also pro-
jecting that it will earn some
$199.751 million from stamp
duties imposed on imports dur-
ing fiscal 2007-2008, meaning
that total import-related taxes

will equal some $805.52 million~

59.4 per cent of total public rev-
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rules-based trading regimes, and
which the Bahamas is seeking
full membership in.

Import and customs duties are
seen as protectionist barriers to
trade, and the WTO and its
member states are seeking their
abolition. The Bahamas has
already indicated it will make
concessions in this area, giving
up $10-$14 million in taxes on
imports from the European
Union (EU) in return for pre-
serving duty-free market access
under the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA).

“We are being asked now to
formally participate in these
agreements in a-way that we’ve
not been asked to do before,”
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TROPICAL Shipping, the
Bahamas-based shipping
company, has submitted a
rival proposal to the Govern-
ment on how Arawak Cay
could be converted into a port
facility, in a bid to counter a
previous offer by Mediter-
ranean, Shipping Company
(MSC). ;

Sources confirmed to Tri-
bune Business yesterday that
Tropical had submitted a
counter-proposal to the Gov-
ernment on how the shipping
facilities could be relocated
from downtown Bay Street to
Arawak Cay.

The proposal is also under-
stood to focus on how a port
could be constructed at
Arawak Cay, how it would be
operated, and who would
own it.

Michael Maura, a senior
executive with Tropical Ship-
ping, did not return The Tri-
bune’s call seeking comment
before last night’s press dead-
line.

However, one source famil-
iar with the situation said:
“The objective was to fore-
stall MSC getting their foot
in the door by submitting a
counter-proposal to the Gov-
ernment.”

The Tribune now under-
stands that having submitted
its proposal, Tropical is now
aor eu to gain backing
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Film Studios buyer:

We have the capital ]

@ By NEIL HARTNELL

Tribune Business Editor

THE potential purchaser
of the Grand Bahama-based
Bahamas Film Studios told
The Tribune it has the financ-
ing in place to complete the
project, despite ongoing gov-
ernment concerns that it may
not have the capital to fulfill
the initial vision for the
development.

Owen Bethel, president of
Nassau-based financial ser-
vices provider, the Montaque
Group, which put together
the Bahamas FilmInvest
International group, indicat-
ed they had the financial
backing in place for the $80-
$90 million investment neces-

_sary to complete the

Bahamas Film Studios build-
out. :

Mr Bethel said: “We recog- |

nise the need for the Govern-
ment to be satisfied that any
group coming in must be able
to show the wherewithal to
meet its commitments, and
the demands necessary to
bring the project to fruition.
We are certainly well-pre-
pared for that.”

His comments came
despite indications that the
Government has !ong har-
boured concerns about
whether Bahamas FilmInvest
International has the financ-
ing to complete the original
vision for the Bahamas Film
Studios.

The project’s three found-
ing partners - Hans Schutte,
Michael Collyer and Paul
Quigley - have all passed
away, but apart from the
existing $10 million water
tank and existing building,
the initial vision for the
development also called for
the construction of a resort
hotel, movie theme park and
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appears to have been less
than hot on the Bahamas

FilmInvest purchase, for

which an agreement in princi-
ple has been signed with the
Bahamas Film Studios’ chair-
man, Ross Fuller, it is also
said to have been assessing
other ways to resolve the
problems surrounding the
project.

Several sources suggested
to The Tribune recently that
the Government was mulling
whether to revoke the lease
on the 3,500-acre former US
Air Force Missile Base site,
and repossess the land upon
which the Bahamas Film Stu-
dios sits.

The entire site was leased
to Mr Quigley and his fellow
partners, in the initial
instance, by the Government.
David Davis, director of
investments in the Office of
the Prime Minister, declined
to comment when contacted
by The Tribune about the
lease and its potential revoca-
tion.

The grounds the Govern-
ment would have for a revo-
cation are unclear, but there
is uncertainty whether the
Bahamas Film Studios and its
immediate holding company,
Gold Rock Creek Enterpris-
es, ‘are Current with the lease’

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It is thought that the com-
panies may have been in
default on the lease payments
previously, but their repre-
sentatives now say this is cur-
rent.

Revoking the lease would
produce a seismic change in
the attempts tosellthe .
Bahamas Film Studios. It
would effectively deprive Mr
Fuller and Ashby Corpora-
tion, the Bermuda-based ulti-
mate holding company for
the studios, of their major
asset, leaving them with noth-
ing to sell.

Some sources familiar with
the situation suggested that
revoking the lease could be
the best thing that the Gov-
ernment could do, given the
protracted, drawn-out nature
of the Bahamas FilmInvest
International contract.

One said that unless the
Government took such
action, it was likely that noth-
ing will have changed six
months from now, with Mr
Bethel’s group likely to be no
nearer to closing the deal.

One potential advantage, if
the Government decided
upon this course of action,
would be that it could consid-
er other options for the
Bahamas Film Studios other
than Bahamas FilmInvest
International and open the
process up to other potential
bidders.

However, given that Der
See Wolf, a German-pro-
duced movie, has just com-
mitted to using the Bahamas
Film Studios for its produc-
tion, any move to now revoke
the lease would be ill-judged,
given the negative publicity
fallout that would result for
this nation’s reputation in the
international film industry.

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TEACHING VACANCY
Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street

Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers for the
following positions for the 2008-2009 School Year.

-Journalism/Literature (Gr. 10-12)
-Religious Knowlege Bible (Gr. 7-12)
-Math (Gr. 7-12)

-Physics (Gr. 10-12)

-Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)

-Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12)
-Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
-Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
-Spanish (Gr. 7-12)
-Geography/History(Gr. 10-12)
-Chemisrty :

-Business Studies (Gr. 10-12)
-Health Science (Gr.7-9)

-General Science (Gr. 7-9)
-Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)
-Music (Gr. 7-12)

-Biology (Gr.10-12)

-Language Arts/Literature (Gr.7-12)
-Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

-Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)
-Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)
-Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)

-Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing
to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple
Christian School
Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in area of
specialization.

Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma

Have at least two years teaching experience in the
relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.

Applicants must have the ability to prepare students .
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.

Be willing to participate in high school’s extra
curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School Office
on Shirley+Street and be returned with a full curriculum
vitae, recent coloured photograph and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton

The Principal
Temple Christian High School
P.O.Box N-1566 om

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Baha Mar assesses
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= By CARA BRENNEN-
BETHEL
Tribune Business
Reporter

BAHA Mar is considering
some 28 proposed restaurant
and dining options, all with
varying price points, for its $2.6
billion Cable Beach develop-
ment, company executives
revealed. :

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president for
administration and external
affairs, told a Town Meeting
on the project that the devel-
opers were examining the mix
of restaurants and retail expe-
riences they wanted to have.

He added that there were 28
proposed restaurant and dining
options within the resort cam-

SS

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pus, and said he was sure that
number would include some
Bahamian outlets.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar was
poised to turn the current
Straw Market into a Pompey
artisan village, which would
also facilitate the sale of
Bahamian-inspired products
and souvenirs. The current
food and drink stalls located

near the Straw Market would
be converted into an Arawak
Cay-style experience.

“Anywhere where you have
access to now, you will still
have access in the new resort.
Of course,_there will be some
areas that will be reserved for
our guests, but that is some-
thing that would happen in any
hotel that you go in,” Mr Sands
said, pledging that Baha Mar
will remain open to Bahami-
ans.

In response to questions on
golf course access for Bahami-
ans, Mr Sands explained that
the facility would need to be
closed for an extended amount
of time to accommodate the
expansion, but once the new
course was completed, fees will
be negotiated.

He pointed out that
Bahamas Golf Federation
members had always enjoyed
more favourable rates, some-
thing that is unlikely to change.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar has
in every instance used Bahami-
an labour, talent and expertise.

Addressing the issue of
training and staff advance-

ment, Mr Sands said Baha Mar
was expected to provide at
least 10,000 persons with
employment.

“We estimate that at least 1
per cent of those persons will
have to always be expatriates,
simply because they bring the
brand standards, new innova-
tion and there is not significant
talent to fill all the positions.
But there will be training and
opportunities for Bahamians.”

Minster of works and trans-
port, Earl Deveaux, said that
with the supplemental Heads
of Agreement, the Govern-
ment was satisfied it had nego-
tiated the best possible deal in
the interests of the Bahamian
people. If there were areas
where people through there
should be more involvement
by Bahamians, he invited them
to address the matter with him.

Officials addressed a num-
ber of questions regarding the
role of Bahamians in the Baha
Mar development, which is
projected to inject some $14.8
billion into the Bahamas gross
domestic product (GDP) over:
20 years. :

a

Film Studios buyer:
We have the capital

FROM page 3B

The Bahamas Film Studios’
creditors, though, would not
be pleased if the Government
was to repossess the site, as it
Would remove the One’ piece

Of léVerage they had in an

attempt to recover the sums
owed.





Maa halen
ICMLA member

Both Islands by Design and
Phoenix Engineering, two
Bahamian engineering firms,
had obtained court injunc-
tions blocking the Bahamas
Film Studios’ sale unless the
debts they were owed were
paid first. Islands by Design

is thought to’ be owed'around™”’

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Revoking the lease will
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take place, as Mr Fuller will
have no asset to dispose of,
depriving these creditors of
their main recovery avenue.

Apart from these creditors...
Mr Fuller and the Bahamas”

*Film Studios are also facing‘a ~

$2 million claim from the late
Mr Quigley’s estate.

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Bahamas golf courses charge
highest fees in the Caribbean



the Cable Beach Resorts golf 8 per cent of the total number in Bahamian courses also bene-

FROM peer One course.” the Caribbean - were in line _ fited from their affiliation with

Mr Sands pointed out that with regional feedback, accord- _ major tournaments, such as the

the least used rate for deter- many golf courses in the ing tothe KPMG survey. Michael Jordan Invitational that

ee ee Bahamas were privately owned Some 41 per cent of Bahami- _ took place on the One & Only
Adding that green fees could and part of members’ only pri- _an golf courses interviewees felt Ocean Club course.

not “be viewed in isolation”, vate clubs. the outlook was ‘excellent’, 39 “This augurs well for the pro-

Mr Sands said that for Baha The KPMG survey found _ per cent believed it was ‘good’ _ file of golf and the quality of
Mar’s existing golf course at that on average Bahamian golf and 20 per cent ‘medium’ or __ golf courses in the destination,”

Cable Beach, there were 4 courses employed 37 full-time, average. Mr Sands said.

whole plethora of rates” that and three part-time, staff, with Mr Sands said he felt the “They will be must-see facili-

were used. . the total 40-strong complement’ Bahamian golfing outlook was ties and will attract large
These included different rates slightly behind the regional “driven primarily” by the fact numbers of golfers to this

for different groups, such as average of 45. that many courses here were __ nation.”

casino rates, tour operator rates, Jamaica led the way with an designed by world-famous He acknowledged that the

preferential r ae ee average of 57 people employed brand names - the South Ocean _ tourism industry was working
members of the Bahamas Go per golf course, while Bermuda course by Greg Norman, and to make golf courses profit cen-

Federation. k for the Cable. 5 down at 34. the proposed Baha Mar and _ tres, saying this had traditional-
I rR epee as h Mt . Mr Sands said this was inline Albany ones by Jack Nicklaus ly not been the case at Cable’
Beach Resorts and Baha Mar, with staff contingent of 41 at and Ernie Els respectively. Beach.

and the highest rate we charge jhe Cable Beach Resorts’ exist-

att Bech for weilk-hs” ing golf course, describing these

Mr Sands said facilities as “labour intensive s .
“At the highest time of the CPCTAHORS . Tropical Submits fort Offer to counter MSC

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The Tribune previously revealed how MSC, the world’s second
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Yet another source, speaking to The Tribune on condition of
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“Tropical has submitted their own proposal to the Government
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MEA —
St Georges’ offer

FROM page one

March 11, 2008, to resolve the
dispute.

He added that no directive
was given, and “what the
court said was that if the par-
ties thought it was a good
idea, then the court sugges-
tion was that they should get
together and the court pro-
vide a room”.

Questioning why the St

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

George open offer was sent
to the media before the Hay-
ward family received it, Mr
Feldman added: “Our answer
to Mr Smith is that if he had
spent as much time and effort
in trying to resolve this dis-
pute as he has in his PR and
marketing machine, we would
have been settled long ago.

2007 / CLE/gen/0096

.

Common Law and Equity Division

BETWEEN

(COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED

Plaintiff

WILFRED A. TINKER

Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING
TAKE NOTICE that the Summons

filed herein the 14", day of June A.D.,
2007 which was scheduled to be heard
before the Deputy Registrar Donna Newton

in Chambers,

Floor. Ansbacher House,

East Street North on Friday the 8", day
of February A.D., 2008 at 12:00 in the
afternoon will now be heard on Friday the
29" day of February A.D., 2008 at 12:30

in the after-noon.

Dated this 13th, day of February, A.D. 2008

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas_.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff



“It is more of the same in
terms of Mr Smith’s strategy
in marketing the St George’s
as the good guys, and every-
thing in Freeport is the fault
of the others. Prejudicing the
public against Sir Jack and
others has been the order of
the day for Mr Smith.”

Among the critical pro-
posed terms in the St George
were that the St George
estate be recognised as a 50
per cent shareholder in the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd,
meaning that Sir Jack would
have to drop his claim. to 75

-per cent ownership - the

issue that prompted the rift
between the two parties.

In addition, the estate is
proposing that:

* The GBPA and Port
Group shares be registered
in the names of the estate
and the Hayward family. *
That all legal actions and
appeals be settled.

* That the receivers, BDO
Mann Judd accountants
Myles and Clifford Culmer,
be removed.

* That the Hayward family
and St George estate be
allowed to sell their 50 per
cent stakes to any bona fide
third-party purchaser, “as
long as they are legitimate,

receive all government
approvals, and it is a trans-
parent transaction”.

The Hayward family is
understood to have agreed
in principle to sell its 50 per
cent stake to Fleming Family
& Partners, the wealth man-
agement and private equity
firm.

Mr Smith added that the
St George estate was willing
to “enter into a sharehold-
ers’ agreement to provide for
equal representation” of its
side and the Haywards’ on
the GBPA, Port Group and
IDC Boards, and those of
their subsidiaries.

The estate is also propos-
ing that a “mutually accept-
able” chief executive be
appointed to run the Port
Group of Companies, and
Mr Smith added: “The agree-
ment will also provide for
some sort of tie-breaker in
the event of deadlock on the
Board, and shareholder pro-
tection provisions.”

He told The Tribune: “We
beg, we implore Sir Jack and
the defendant companies to
approach the offer to settle
in good faith, and we hope
the Government will support
our settlement initiative,
which has been motivated by
Justice Anita Allen’s contin-
uing encouragement to set-
tle.”

. NOTICE

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

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4) of the

International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000), TRIUNFO
LTD., is in dissolution. CONTINENTAL LIQUIDATORS INC. is
the Liquidator and can be contacted at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906,

Belize City, Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named

company are required to send their names, addresses and particulars

of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before MARCH 20, 2008.

For: Continental Liquidators, Inc.
Liquidator

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES,

THE BAHAMAS



Stocks rise as
investors dismiss
some concern
about inflation

BNEW YORK
Associated Press

STOCKS came off early losses
to finish higher Wednesday as
investors seemed to absorb
unpleasant signals about the
economy with equanimity and
draw comfort from the notion
that the Federal Reserve didn’t
appear overly concerned about
inflation.

A rebound in hard-hit stocks
of financial companies helped
fuel the session’s turnaround,
while an upbeat forecast from
Hewlett Packard Co. pulled tech-
nology issues higher and record
prices for oil gave a boost to
energy stocks.

Stocks began the day lower
amid concern about a rise in con-
sumer prices and lackluster read-
ings on home construction. But
observers said the economic fig-
ures ultimately didn’t prove all
that surprising given a recent run-
up in oil prices and the well-doc-
umented woes of the housing
sector.

Investors had already begun
to check some of their concerns
when minutes from the Fed’s
meetings last month indicated
the central bank didn’t seem to
be extremely worried about infla-
tion. The apparent lack of urgent
concern that lower interest rates
would foment a.rise in prices was
perhaps welcome given the latest
readings on consumer prices and
the rise in oil.

The absence of surprises from
the Fed minutes underscored the
notion that policyamkers will first
address the flagging economy
and worry later about inflation
and allowed investors to perhaps
snap up some bargains and focus
on upbeat news.

Thomas J. Lee, equities ana-
lyst at JPMorgan said the Fed’s
deliberations indicate the central
bank could quickly step in to
address inflation should that
become necessary but that
shoring up the economy would
remain its immediate concern.

“It’s a very different Fed. It’s
not a Greenspan Fed. Gradual-
ism is out,” Lee said.

According to preliminary cal-
culations, the Dow rose 90.04, or
0.73 percent, to 12,427.26.

Broader stock indicators also
moved higher. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index advanced 11.25,
or 0.83 percent, to 1,360.03, and
the Nasdaq composite index rose
20.90, or 0.91 percent, to 2,327.10.

Bond prices fell Wednesday.
The yield on the 10-year Trea-
sury note, which moves opposite
its price, rose to 3.89 percent
from 3.87 percent late Tuesday.
The dollar was higher against
most major currencies, while
gold prices fell.

Light, sweet crude oil on the

New York Mercantile Exchange ©

rose 73 cents to settle at a record

$100.74 a barrel. Oil closed above °

$100 for the first time Tuesday,
derailing a stock market rally and
renewing Wall Street’s inflation
concerns. :

‘ Economic news initially sent
stocks lower Wednesday. The
Labor Department reported a
0.4 percent increase in the con-
sumer price index, and a 0.3 per-
cent increase in the core con-

. sumer price index, which strips

out often-volatile energy and
food prices. The increases came
in slightly higher than economists
surveyed by Thomson Finan-
cial/IFR had anticipated.

Investors have at times shown
concern that inflation could
accelerate at the same time the
economy suffers under. tough
credit conditions. The phenome-
non of slowing growth and surg-
ing prices is known as stagfla-
tion.

The housing data for a time
also weighed on investors. The
Commerce Department reported
that housing starts rose by 0.8
percent in January, but only after
plunging by a downwardly
revised 14.8 percent in Decem-
ber. Building permits, a more
forward-looking indicator, fell
by 3 percent.

Sa te

THE TRIBUNE,
February 21st, 2008

SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the posts of:

‘

LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER IN SURGERY

Candidates should be a medical graduate from a recognized and accredited
University, with a qualification in Surgery, and significant clinical experience at
the highest levels in their surgical specialty, well thought of by peers and in current
clinical practice. He/she must be a good team player with strong leadership skills
as well as professional and interpersonal skills, undergraduate and postgraduate
training and research experience, record of excellence in surgical experience,
teaching, research and publications. ;

The successful applicant will be required to:
° Lead in and coordinate the teaching of surgery to undergraduates and
postgraduates (for the MB BS and DM surgery);
Lead and mentor research in surgical disciplines;
Participate in the surgical services of the Princess Margaret Hospital
(a 600-bed public and teaching hospital.

LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER IN EPIDEMIOLOGY,
RESEARCH UNIT.

Candidates should have training at the masters or doctoral level in epidemiology. It
is highly desirable for the candidate to have interest and competence in teaching at
the undergraduate level in community health and family medicine, and overseeing
the research component of all postgraduate programmes. Experience in the design
and conduct of epidemiological projects including demonstrated ability to attract
research grants would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of
the programme in chronic non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular
disease risk while establishing collaborative projects with other researchers and
units within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the wider UWI research

community.

The successful applicants will be expected to assume duties June 1, 2008.

Application letter along with curriculum vitae giving full particulars of qualifications,
experience, nationality, names and address of three referees and copies of degrees
should be sent by electronic mail to: hrmd.sed@uwimona.edu.jm or to the Human
Resource Officer, Staffing & Placement, Human Resource Management Division,
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7. In order to expedite the selection
process, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send reports under confidential
cover to the above address without waiting to be contacted. The final date for receipt of

applications is February 29, 2008.





Investment Opportunity Must Sell lot No. 51,
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51, of the

subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the southern

district. of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a

structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex apartment comprising

of approximately 1,641 sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes two 2-

bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately

9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq. ft with bath,

kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade and level; the site appears

: to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual

heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways
around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.

Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Lot No. 1056 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 1056 of the
subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated in
the southern district of New providence Bahamas. Located on this property
is a structure comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,205 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-

and covered front porch. the land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept:

Appraisal: $144,977.00
Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at thatch Palm
ae turn left onto Rosewood Street, the subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue trimmed
white.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site
may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is

covered with low brush-and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous
to'the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres. j

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

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

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through
to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain
linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment
Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing
and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The

foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant
and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00

Mee OM MT TOR Ulm COLLECT Clef
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip. white@scotiabank.com or
Harry Collie @ 502-3034 email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851
To view properties go to: www.stopnshopbahamas.com - Click on
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7B

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



THE TRIBUNE,
February 21st, 2008

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES




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



Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot
no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year,
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.



Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
BLOCK NO. 45,
SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-
0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of

’ enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden parch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

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

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





(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This ‘property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

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

Appraisal: $265,225.00





LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
{-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to

during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly



pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take

first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London

Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is

an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.










be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding .

kept, with improvements including parking area, walking .



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated
on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and
comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft:, this site
encompasses:a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen
with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
: covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex °
is oe e was built in accordance with the plan and specification as

me wi] annroved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry
Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The
land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring. :

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00 ‘

















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

block wall to the front.

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



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

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

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

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity,
water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $67,000.00. .
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

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

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



LOT'NO=382 WINTON MEADO'
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being

said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.
Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front
room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of
maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the
backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings,
and metal gates at the front and back. ‘ ’
APPRAISAL: $351,044.00

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





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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES



Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated
in the oe District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family
- single family.
‘ Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

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

Appraisal: $80,000.00

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00

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

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

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

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

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NEW PROVIDENCE

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










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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00













All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
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Located on the = subject
. property is a newly
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feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
reom.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $383,855.00

All that lot of land having an area of
12,225 square feet, being lot #18 Block
#27 of the subdivision known as Venice
‘Bay Annex, situate in the Western
District of New Providence. The
property is on a level grade and zoned
Jas multi family residential. Located on ,
the subject property is a cluster of
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses <<
about 80% completed and designated © ‘
units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porch of 200 square feet.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading West, turn onto Bacardi Road heading
South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardi, turn Right onto
paved road just past the pond. Subject is located on the Right hand side of the road.

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LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD

Appraisal: $303,000.00

. The subject property
consisting of 8,400
square feet is
; developed with a
. split leveled home
© with 1925 square
\\ feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
second floor area of
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building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and dining areas. _

Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.

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Appraisal: $125,000.00

Lot 46 contains 5,000 sq. ft. The
property contains a 22 year old
single storey residence of 1,460
sq. ft of enclosed living space.
This includes three bedrooms,
two bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen and laundry room.

Directions: The subject property is located on the Western side of Tobago
Crescent, within six hundred feet southwest of Prince Charles Drive.

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#7 MALCOLM ROAD > Appraisal: $156,747.50

Lot 18, House #7, Malcolm Road
West having an area of 5,000 square
feet. Existing thereon is a 40-year-
old split leveled residence divided
into five (5) one bedroom, one
bathroom, apartments, four located
on the main floor and one on the
upper portion is made of durock and
is about 50% complete. The building
is in fair condition and is in serious
need of maintenance.

Directions: From Baillou Hill Road heading South pass S.C. McPherson School,
take Malcolm Road heading East. Pass the first corner on the left to House #7
painted white trimmed green.

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FAITH AVENUE & CARMICHAEL ROAD
Lot 1B - Appraisal: $286,000.
The property is located near the , x
Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road
junction.

The neighbourhood consists of
Single Family, MultiFamily, and :
Commercial Business. Located
thereon is an 18 year old single |
family dwelling consisting three |
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living,
dining, utility and storage rooms |
and kitchen.





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

Subject property contains 5,979
sq ft. Situated thereon is a 14
year old single family residence
containing 773 sq ft of enclosed
living space. This includes two |
bedrooms, one bathroom, living 3
and dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room.
Directions: Travelling west on Boyd Road, turn into Franklyn Avenue,
turn right at the T-junction, turn left at the second T junction, house is
the second property on the left white trimmed with burgandy. .
















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Lot 1440 GOLDEN GATES 2

Located on this 6,000 square feet
property is split level single family

dwelling comprising four bedrooms, |
two and a half bathrooms, living and |
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room. |
Attached to the main house are two |
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Executive styled house which has
been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open
plan in the outer area consisting
of living, dining with sunken floor,
kitchen, and powder room. The
inner area consists of three |
bedrooms, three baths including a
master suit and master bath,
consisting of a large Jacuzzi,
shower and walk in closets.The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an open
plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.

Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and fenced
in patios. ;
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light at the
intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive, Golf Course Boulevard, take
third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue then take second corner on left, Darling
Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th property on the left.

FREEPORT

Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling. of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
\ sunken living. recom = with
fireplace and chimney, a
» dining area, a_ full service
~\ kitchen, a family room with
<““U adjoining laundry and

storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.

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FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00

Appraisal $638,676.00

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dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living. space. This includes, a
living, dining and laundry -room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

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Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising an
entrance porch, four bedrooms, |
two bathrooms and kitchen; a
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.



Appraisal: $219,614.00



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Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old s
single family residence sf
comprising four bedrooms, two | .
bathroams, living, dining, ©
storage, utility and = laundry |
.rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

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LOT 29 IMPERIAL PARK SUBDIVISION #2
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA oe $185.000.00

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The size of the property. | °)...~: a
is 90x100 or 9,000 sq.
ft. Located thereon is a&..
single storey single
family . dwelling of -
approximately 1,900 sq.
ft. of living space.'
Accommodations
include a front porch, a foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen with
pantry, family roam with utility closet, master bedroom with Jacuzzi
bathroom with an additional two bedrooms and two bathrooms.





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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33

CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA

& BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT,

GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

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All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known ahd designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master. bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service cltchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $40,000.00

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

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00

All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.

LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00

Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #48 — Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
Locaied on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

‘ seven hundred and eighty

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 9B

FREEPORT

Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand



Appraisal: $245,827.00

nine sq. ft. or 41 of an acre.
Situated thereon is a single
storey, single family dwelling
of conventional concrete
blocks and poured concrete.
Accommodations are three bedrooms, three and a half baths,
living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened
patio at the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and
single car garage. The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq.
ft of living space.

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

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



Appraisal: $170,000.00



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

The subject property is located on Ask
Kingway Road and is. developed , wh
with an area of 20,000 square feet.

Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of |
living accommodations, inclusive VA
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a
two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white
picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.








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NORTH PALMETTO POINT

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated to the West of WY
the Settlement of North Palmetto Point, ; ‘
on the Island of Eleuthera. The total
area is approximately 8,178 square |
feet. Situated on the property is a 26. |
‘year-old building, comprising |
approximately 1,263 square feet o
enclosed living space and a basement ‘
area of 144 square feet. Three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, §
dining room, kitchen, utility room, and |
beauty parlour {an additional 480 square feet).

Appraisal: $134,822.00

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Employment Opportunity

The Clifton Heritage Authority is seeking the services of an individual to fill the position of
Managing Director in accordance with Section 15 of the Clifton Heritage Authority Act
2004.










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The individual would be required to provide executive leadership, supervision and
direction to units of the Clifton Heritage Authority’s offices and the Heritage Park,
while ensuring, the research and promotion of its historical, cultural and natural
resources.









Duties and Responsibilities:

° Responsible for the implementation of policies, programs and goals and objectives for
the efficient management of the Clifton Heritage Authority.

° Ensures the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the management
of the Clifton Heritage Park ensuring that accepted operating standards and
practices are employed.

° Coordinate and supervise all activities related to safety issues, best environmental
practices, and all matters related to the preservation of historic structures and
conservation of natural resources at the park.

° Serve ad Principal Advisor to the Clifton Heritage Authority Board on matters and

issues relative to the maintenance and upkeep of the park.

Oversee and coordinate all public and private use of facilities and recreational spaces

at the Clifton Heritage Park and establish user fees.

Liaise with other government, non-government, regional and international agencies to

explore opportunities to promote the sustainable development and management of

the Clifton Heritage Park.

Direct and coordinate the employment of staff, develop and implement operating

policies, standards and procedures to ensure performance and maintain a stable

working environment.

Conduct periodic assessments of facilities and infrastructure and recommend

improvements or repairs as necessary. \

Prepare and submit a monthly report to the Board of Directors on the operations of

the Authority.

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TENDER SECURITY SERVICES

The Clinton Heritage Authority invites proposals
from suitably qualified Companies for the provi-
sion of security services at the Clifton Heritage

National Park.






Interested companies can collect a specification
document from the Authority’s office in the Collin’s
House Complex, with entrance on Collins Avenue,
between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Mon-

day through Friday.









Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked
“TENDER FOR SECURITY SERVICES" and
delivered for the attention of:





Dr. Keith Tinker
Secretary
The Clifton Heritage Authority
P.O. Box EE 15082
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: 325-1505










Bids should reach the Authority's office by
5:00 p.m. on 22 February, 2008.





Companies submitting bids are invited to attend
a bid opening on Tuesday, 26 February, 2008 at
10:00 a.m. at the Administrative Office, Collins

Avenue.





The Clifton Heritage Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all tenders.




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started last August

@ By NICOLA CLARK
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

_ PARIS — New details about
the actions of a former trader
accused of making billions of
dollars of unauthorized bets at
the French bank Societe Gen-
erale showed that he exposed
the bank to a significant trading
loss in July, six months earlier
than the bank has acknowl-
edged.

According to a French court
document obtained by The
International Herald Tribune,
the trader, Jerome Kerviel,
exposed the bank to a trading
loss of 2.156 billion euros ($3.16
billion) as of July 31, and a
profit of 500 million euros a
month later, August 31.

Societe Generale, which is
preparing to release Wednes-
day the findings of its inquiry
into the unauthorized trades,
has revealed details of Kerviel’s
profits and losses dating only
to December 31. The bank has
said it booked 1.4 billion euros
in profit in the fourth quarter
from his unauthorized trades,
and lost 4.82 billion euros in
January from unwinding his
bets.

Melody Jeannin, a Societe
Generale spokeswoman,
declined to comment on any
gains or losses linked to
Kerviel’s trading positions
beyond what the bank has
already publicly disclosed.
Jeannin also would not say
whether the discovery of the
trading losses and gains for July

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Baha Mar Development Company Ltd. seeks to hire a

Project/Construction Manager

The Project/Construction Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising
and coordinating the work of consultants, contractors and sub-trades as required
for various projects. They must ensure that the projects meet design, budget,

schedule and quality requirements.

.The successful applicant will be responsible for:

¢ Ensuring the trade contractors are carrying out their work in accordance with
the Contract, including approved method statements and other approved
documents relating to Health & Safety, environmental issues and quality.
Facilitating the work of the contractors, so far as possible, by ensuring the
necessary logistic arrangements are set up and operating

Interfacing between contractors
Recording. the progress of work and valuation

Carrying out inspections with the contractor to verify that work is in accordance
with the approved standards. Escort other parties, (Local Authority, Consultants,

Clients etc) as requested, to participate in inspections.

Conducting or participating in site meetings as requested and provide written

records.

Creating and executing project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet

changing needs and requirement.

Identifying resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
Managing day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope

Minimizing exposure to risk
Managing project budget
Analyzing project cost

Qualifications include:

Extensive knowledge of the general construction industry and the sub trades
Extensive knowledge of construction legal issues including contracts, liens,

labor standards, retainage and other related topics |

Ability to perform project management duties for construction projects up to
$150,000,000 effectively and efficiently including but not limited to Budgeting,

Scheduling, QA, Submittals, etc

Ability to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems on projects before they

become major issues.

Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time while maintaining attention

to detail
Ability to work in stressful situations

Ability to juggle departmental resources to meet deadlines

Ability to read and interpret financial reports

Ability to consistently prepare accurate cost estimates

Ability to successfully negotiate with owner’s, architects, engineers,

subcontractors and suppliers

Ensure Design and Budget is compatible.
Development of assigned Bid Packages

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mitigates team conflict and communication problems

Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner

Please forward your curriculum vitae with salary requirements via e-mail to the

Human Resources Manager at hr@bahamar.com
or fax to (242) 677-9100 no later than February 21, 2008.

All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.



and August might lead the
bank to restate its financial
results for the third quarter.
According to the document,
Kerviel entered eight large
transactions into the bank’s
computers December 12, con-
sisting of four purchases of

unspecified financial instru-,

ments and four sales. It was the
eventual unwinding of these
eight operations from Jan. 21 to
January 23 that led to the loss
of 4.82 billion euros (more than
$7 billion) announced last
month. The timeline indicates
that Kerviel continued to place
new unauthorized bets after his
supervisors were alerted to
potential problems. Eurex, the
German bourse, cofmmunicated
with Societe Generale’s com-
pliance department from
November 7 to December 10
over the exchange’s questions
about Kerviel’s trading activi-
ties.

French ihvastivators are
preparing to question more of
Kerviel’s supervisors. A bro-
ker who frequently cleared
Kerviel’s trades, Moussa Bakir,
was recently arrested and ques-
tioned by the financial author-
ities about evidence suggesting
he was aware of at least some
of Kerviel’s activities. Bakir has
been released.

On Tuesday, the bank also
confirmed that investigators
were looking into the possible
existence of a second broker,
referred to in messages by
Kerviel and Bakir as “Mat.”

The disclosures of Kerviel’s
positions appear in a February
8 written summary of evidence
that Paris appeals court judges
used to justify placing Kerviel
in pretrial custody while the
investigation continued.

Jean-Martin Folz, an inde-
pendent director named Janu-
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lance committee at the bank,
is to release Wednesday a
report identifying lapses in the
bank’s control or reporting pro-
cedures.

Risk management experts
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with daily trading volumes val-
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of dollars: This allows individ-
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positions without drawing
much attention. Still, a loss of
the size that was on Kerviel’s
trading book in July would
have been unlikely to escape
notice in Societe Generale’s
back office, they said.

“Large losses would have
mplied very large margin calls,
which the bank would have had
to cover in cash,” said Jean
Dermine, a specialist in asset
and liability management at
Insead, a leading French busi-
ness school.

Jean-Pierre Mustier, chief
executive of Societe Generale’s
investment banking division,
did not return calls seeking
comment. Mustier and two oth-
er Societe Generale executives
ensnared.in the Kerviel affair

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Warehouses make home on the ranch

@ By TERRY PRISTIN
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News Service

LEBEC, Calif. — Anyone who
has ‘traveled between Los Ange-
les and San Francisco along Inter-
state 5 has driven along the west-
ern flank of Tejon Ranch, a vast
expanse of luminous oak-studded
hills that divides the southern and
central portions of the state.
Occupying about 270,000 acres,
or 432 square miles, Tejon Ranch,
named for the Spanish word for
“badger,” is the largest contigu-
ous parcel of privately owned
land in California. More than a
century and a half after it was
consolidated from four ranches
created through Mexican land
grants, Tejon is still a working
farm and ranch, where cattle
graze and wine grapes, almonds,
pistachios and walnuts are grown.

In recent years, however, as
executives of the publicly held
Tejon Ranch Co. have sought to
diversify the ranch’s economic
activity, three giant warehouses
have sprouted near the freeway.
The largest, with 1.7 million
square feet, serves all of Ikea’s
furniture stores from San Diego
to Vancouver.

The warehouses are part of an
industrial complex designed to
compete with the distribution
centers in Riverside and San
Bernardino counties, east of Los
Angeles, where foreign-made
goods are trucked in from Cali-
fornia ports and stored until they
are delivered to retailers.

The latest addition is a 606,000-

square-foot warehouse built in
partnership with the Rockefeller
Development Group of New
York, a subsidiary of the Mit-
subishi Estate Company. Com-
pleted last week, the warehouse is
being marketed to permanent
tenants.

Two residential projects are
also in the pipeline. Tejon Moun-
tain Village, a resort with a golf
course and 3,400 luxury homes,
is to be developed with DMB
Associates of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Farther to the south, in Los
Angeles County, where one-fifth
of the ranch is situated (the rest is
in Kern County), the company is
working with a group of home
builders to develop a much larger
residential project, called Cen-
tennial, which would eventually
have 23,000 homes. Environmen-
tal impact reports on both pro-
jects will be submitted later this
year, ranch executives said.

The executives say they have
no further plans to carve up the
ranch for development. And in
2003, they agreed to set aside
100,000 acres of wilderness, an
area a little larger than Yosemite
Valley, for preservation. “That

‘was our effort to say, ‘We care,

we’vye been good stewards, and
we are prepared to make a com-
mitment to conservation,”’ said
Joseph E. Drew, a senior vice
president.

But many environmentalists
say the agreement does not go
far enough to protect a fragile
landscape, where several distinct
ecological regions converge. They
have also raised concerns about

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air quality, the availability of
water and the prospect that Cen-
tennial will turn into a bedroom
community, extending Los Ange-
les’ unmanageable sprawl to the
Tehachapi Mountains.

According to the Center for
Biological Diversity,a Tucson-
based group that unsuccessfully
attempted to block the planned
expansion of the industrial park,
the ranch is home to about 80
rare or endangered species,
including the bald eagle, the Cal-
ifornia spotted owl and the Cali-
fornia condor. Since the mid-
1980s, when the condor was on
the verge of extinction, the fed-
eral government has spent about
$40 million to increase its popu-
lation.

The Sierra Club has made con-
serving as much of Tejon Ranch
as possible its top priority for the
state, said BillCorcoran, a senior
regional representative. “There

is no other place like this in Cali-

fornia,” he said. “It offers an
unparalleled and irreplaceable
connection between the Sierra
Nevada and the Coast Ranges
and the high desert.”

What is needed is a conserva-
tion plan for the entire ranch,
Corcoran said. “We don’t want
to preserve a part of it without
understanding the fate of all of
it,” he said.

Drew said it would be too cost-
ly to develop a master plan that
would satisfy everyone. “We try-
ing to find a balance as best we
can, for a publicly traded private
company, to understand and
accommodate some of those
divergent views about what the
future of the ranch should be,”
he said:

The ranch’s management has
the support of the Trust for Pub-
lic Land, the national environ-
mental group that worked on the
2003 agreement to preserve the
100,000 acres, including a 37,000-
acre condor habitat and a 39-mile
hiking trail. “They take their
resources seriously,” said Reed
Holderman, executive director of
the California office.

The trust will buy the land from
Tejon Ranch for an as-yet undis-
closed price and subsequently
convey it to government agencies
and private donors. “This will be
one of the most significant acqui-
sitions in the history of Califor-
nia,” he said.

By the time the conservation
agreement was struck, the Tejon
Industrial Complex was already
well under way. In developing the
industrial park, Tejon executives
sought to take advantage of the
ranch’s location. It is about 110
miles north of the Port of Los
Angeles and 277 miles south of
the Port of Oakland, and not
adjacent to a residential commu-
nity, where homeowners might
complain about around-the-clock
operations, as they do in the so-
called Inland Empire, east of Los
Angeles.

Each day, ranch executives say,
20,000 trucks and 79,000 other
vehicles pass the ranch. Appro-
priately enough, the first tenant to
move into the complex, in 1999,
was a Petro Travel Center, where
a truck driver can get his laundry
done, visit a chiropractor, see a
second-run movie, buy clothes or
get an oil change.

In the years since, about 2.3
million square feet of warehouse
space has been developed, giving
the ranch a foothold in a growing
industry. As manufacturing jobs
have disappeared, the U.S. has
become increasingly dependent
on imported goods, particularly
from Asia, raising demand for
huge warehouses.

Driving this business is the
need that retailers feel to keep
their inventory current, said Bar-
ry G. Hibbard, a ranch vice pres-

ident. “Most of us take for grant-
ed that any product we want is
always available,” he said.

Ranch officials say that Bak-
ersfield, 38 miles to the northeast,
provides a ready source of labor
for distribution jobs, which are
surprisingly well-paying.

John Husing, a Redlands,
Calif., economist who specializes
in industries that move goods,
said the pay is roughly compara-
ble to manufacturing wages
because of the sophisticated tech-
nology used to distribute mer-
chandise. “Sectors that become
quite efficient tend to be sectors
that pay better,” Husing said. “It’s
not a sector that people are dying
to get into, you have to pay a lit-
tle more to get people to do the
work.”

Yet when Ikea opened its
warehouse in 2002, 13 people
applied for every job, ranch offi-
cials said. The furniture retailer
has since added 350,000 square
feet in another warehouse that it
shares with Oneida, a flatware
and dish manufacturer, and will
temporarily lease 400,000 feet in
the new warehouse, Drew said.

About one-third of the indus-
trial park is expected to be desig-
nated a foreign trade zone. The
designation allows manufactur-
ers and distributors to defer duty
payment and, in some cases,
move the goods directly from the
ports to the warehouses, avoid-
ing long and costly delays.

Hibbard said Tejon rents are
a little cheaper than they are in
the Inland Empire, and the road
from the Port of Los Angeles is
less congested, though the dis-
tance is greater. And there is
another selling point, too. “The
reality is,” Hibbard said, “if
you're trying to put up a one-mil-
lion-square-foot building, there
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An exating opportunity currently exists for a results oriented self darter with
a record of professonal achievements to join a dynamic Trud & Corporate
Services team.

Oore Respongbilities
Oversee a group of complex cient relationships
Rrovide technical advice to staff on trust and company dructures.
Act on clients’ behalf in matters dealing with lawyers, beneficiaries, etc.

‘Extendve experience with all aspects of trust administration,

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Business or related disapline from a well recognized

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Qosing Date: February 27, 2008

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Human Resources

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P.O. Box N-3242

Nassau, Bahamas

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NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given the MELANDE LISSAINT of |.
LEXINGTON AVE. OFF WULFF RD., NASSAU, BAHAMAS, | .
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and 1.
Citizenship, for registration/naturalization as a citizen of The a

Bahamas, and that any person who knows any reason why
registration/naturalization should not be granted, should send _ J...

a written and signed statement of the facts within twenty-eight

days from the 21st day of February, 2008 to the Minister
responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box N - 7147, 7 hy

Nassau, Bahamas.



epreenec seme

Urgently seeking Director Of Human Resources
5-10 years experience, salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications.

P.O. Box CB-12707
Nassau, Bahamas

Write to:

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

2003/CLE/qui/00931

~ Common Law and Equity Division

NOTICE

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959 (Chapter 393)

The Petition of Simon F. B. Rodehn of Harrold
Road in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THOSE THREE pieces parcels or tracts of
land containing an area by survey of 7.712 acres,
8.229 acres and 1.704 acres respectively situate
South of Harrold Road in the Western District of
the Island of New Providence one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

The Petitioner, Simon F. B. Rodehn, claims to be the owner
of the fee simple estate in possession of those pieces parcels
or tracts of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioner
has made application to the Supreme Court of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of The
Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

Copies of the filed Plans may be inspected during
normal office hours at:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House,
East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas

(b) The Chambers of Michael W. Horton, Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person or persons having
Dower or right to Dower or any Adverse Claim not
recognized in ‘the Petition shall within Thirty (30) days after
the appearance of the Notice herein file in the Registry of
the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve
on the Petitioner or the undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person or persons to file and
serve a Statement of Claim and the requisite documents on
or before the 30th day after the last day on which this Notice
appears in the newspapers will operate as a bar to such
claim.

MICHAEL W. HORTON
Attorney for the Petitioner
Chambers,
Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane,
Nassau, Bahamas








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THE TRIBUNE

Ernst & Young tax
shelter probe grows

a = LYNNLEY BROWNING
Cc. 2008 New York Times
News Service

FEDERAL prosecutors have
widened their criminal case
involving questionable tax shel-
ters-at the accounting firm
Ernst & Young, adding two
outside defendants.

The superseding indictment,
issudd’ Tuesday by federal pros-
ecutors in Manhattan, signals
that the government is once
agaimramping up its pursuit of
aggressive tax shelters, after set-
backs iin a criminal case against
fornver executives of KPMG,
another accounting firm.

The new indictment charges
David L. Smith, a lawyer and
accountant based in San Fran-
ciscoytand Charles Bolton, an
investment adviser based in
Memphis, Tenn., with conspir-
ing With four previously indict-
ed Ernst & Young employees
to make and sell questionable
tax sKelters beginning around
199%and with lying to the IRS.

Enist & Young, which has.

not been charged in the inves-
tigatién, has been scrutinized
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by prosecutors since 2004 over
its tax shelter work.

The new indictment also adds
fraud charges against the origi-
nal four Ernst & Young defen-
dants, who were indicted last
May. They are Richard Shapiro;
Robert Coplan, who is also a

former IRS official; Martin Nis-

senbaum; and Brian Vaughn.
Lawyers for the two new defen-
dants could not immediately be
reached for comment. A
spokesman for Ernst & Young
declined to comment.

Prosecutors accused Smith,
51, of introducing a bogus tax
shelter called CDS, or contin-
gent deferred swap, to the Ernst
& Young defendants through
his company, Private Capital
Management Group. Ernst &
Young sold the CDS shelter to
wealthy investors who were its
clients.

By 2000, Smith had licensed

‘the CDS shelter and variations

to Bolton and his firms, Bolton
Financial Services and Bolton
Capital Planning.

Prosecutors also accuse all six
defendants of falsely depicting
the transactions as investments



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a NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EUNIDE LOUISSAINT of
MACKEY STREET, P.O. BOX N-9368, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Cifizenship, 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 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible ‘for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

ibticey is hereby given that ANITA SMITH SANCHEZ of 35TH
STREET, BUILDING 51, APARTMENT 38TH BEWTEEN 26

AND 34, ARTEMISA, LA HAVANA, CUBA,

is applying to the

2 uister resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
alization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
wig knows any reason why. registration/ naturalization should not

within twenty-eight days from the 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008



fe should send a written and signed statement of the facts

to tthe Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

N-|74 47, Nassau, Bahamas.

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PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION

’ VACANCIES FOR FAMILY ISLAND DENTISTS
; MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

a

‘Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons within
The Bahamas and the Caribbean to fill the post of Dentist in

ithe following islands:
¢ Andros
ie Long Island

j* Inagua

|Requirements for the post:

/The applicant must bé a graduate of a recognized dental school
with D.D.S (North American) or B.D.S. (from the United
|Kingdom or the West Indies) and hold registration with The

(Bahamas Dental Council.
W

C successful candidate should:

te Be highly self-motivated
° Be a team player
¢ Be computer literate

involving foreign currency
options when they existed sole-
ly to generate tax savings.
Bolton, 45, was also charged
with using a CDS tax shelter to
generate a $25 million federal
tax offset improperly . Smith
was charged with using a bogus
shelter to evade taxes on $18
million in personal income
through a sham Cayman Islands
entity in 1998.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

The superseding indictment
reiterates charges made by
prosecutors that Ernst & Young
worked with a network of
banks, law firms and investment
boutiques to sell a variety of
bogus tax shelters starting in
the late 1990s.

Deutsche Bank is also under
criminal investigation over its

tax shelter work, although no .

charges have been filed.

2007 / CLE/gen/0307

Common Law and Equity Division

BETWEEN

COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED

Plaintiff

JACKSON M. GIBSON

Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Summons filed
herein the 14", day of June A.D., 2007 which
was scheduled to be heard before the Deputy
Registrar Donna Newton in Chambers, 3"
Floor Ansbacher House, East Street North on
Friday the 8", day of F ebruary A.D., 2008 at
11:30 in the forenoon will now be heard on
Friday the 29% day of February A.D., 2008 at
12:00 in the after-noon.

Dated this 13th, day of February, A.D. 2008

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

2007/CLE/qui/00975

NOTICE

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959 (Chapter 393)

The Petition of Constance Andree Comery and Lillian
Angelina Rolle both of the Island of New Providence
_one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT pieces parcels or lot of land containing
Four Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety-one (4,291)
' square feet situate on the Western side of West Street
approximately Forty-seven (47) feet north of Adderley
Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of The Bahamas

The Petitioner, Constance Andree Comery and Lillian
Angelina Rolle, claim to be the owners of the fee simple
estate in possession of the piece parcel or lot of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioners have made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act,
1959, to have their title to the said land investigated and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provision of the said Act.

Copies of the filed Plans may be aspected during





° Be analytical and able to write reports

I Have good communication skills

bet duties of the post are as follows:

° provide dental services within the Department of Oral Health
| through the Community Clinics

j¢ work in the School Dental Programme

le reside in the Family Islands for the purpose of conducting
( dental clinics and promoting oral health.

\The salary of the post is in Scale MD- 1 $36,136 x ($700) -
($38, 936 per annum.

seats officers must apply through their Heads of
pares

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of
‘Health and Social Development or the Public Service

ie Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street. They
'should be returned, complete with qualifications and
‘documentary proof of relevant experience, to the Secretary,
(Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting
\Street, not later than 29th February, 2008.

[Secretary
‘Public Service Commission

normal office hours at:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House,
East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas

(b) The Chambers of Michael W. Horton, Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person or persons having
Dower or right to Dower or any Adverse Claim not
recognized in the Petition shall within Thirty (30) days after
the appearance of the Notice herein file in the Registry of
the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve
on the Petitioners or the undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed ‘form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person or persons to file and
serve a Statement of Claim and the requisite documents on
or before the said Thirty (30) days herein will operate as a
bar to such claim.

MICHAEL W. HORTON
Attorney for the Petitioners
Chambers,
Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane,
Nassau, Bahamas



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 15B

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from people who are
making news in their
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you are raising funds for a
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area or have won an
award.

If so, call us on 322-1986
and share your story.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, QUENTON DWIGHT ROLLE

of the settlement of Rolleville of the Island of Exuma one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, intend to change
my name to QUENTON DWIGHT WRIGHT. 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 (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAINTILNA PHILIPPE PAUGH
of CALABASH BAY, ANDROS, 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 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and ciizeneite) P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco, is looking to fill the
following positions,in its Development Department. ‘This is an |
eight (8) year project.

Project Manager - Construction

¢ Minimum 10 years experience in construction management

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans

¢ Proficient in creating and monitoring of construction
schedules

¢ Assist with development of forecasting and working
budgets

° Proficient with Microsoft Word. and Excel

¢ Keen understanding of maintaining aggressive schedules

within planned budgets

¢ Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skill

* Will work closely with larger GC on high-end pete

eT Project M Sige Suitivietona

¢ Minimum 5 years of construction site management
experience

¢ Good working knowledge of timber and masonry
construction methods

¢ Working knowledge of construction materials

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans

* Proficient in fielding and resolving daily on-site queries
from contractors

* Proficient in performing material take-offs

¢ Proficient in creating construction schedules

° Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skills

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a QS/Construction
Estimator

* Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans

* Proficient in material take-offs and creating Bills of
Quantities

¢ Proficient in developing forecasting and working budgets

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

* Need good communication and organizational skills

Project Scheduler

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Scheduler

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans

* Proficient with Sure-Track scheduler program

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Need good communication and organizational skills

Procurement Officer

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a Procurement Officer

* Detailed understanding of freight and shipping logistics

* Proficient with ordering and tracking of construction
materials

¢ Good working knowledge of construction materials

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Need good communication and organizational skills

Wareh use Clerk

¢ Good understanding of construction materials
* Good understanding of warehouse procedures
¢ Proficient with Microsoft Excel
- Resume should be sent to Nick Sims,
Development Department,
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

e-mail to construction@theabacoclub.com

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Let’s say you’re East in today’s
deal and partner leads the seven of
hearts, which you have every reason
to believe is his fourth-best card.
Dummy follows low, and you have
to decide whether to play the jack or
the ace.

Applying the Rule of Eleven, you
know that South has one card higher
than the seven. (You deduct seven,
the card led, from 11. This tells you

there are four hearts higher than the
seven in the North, East and South
hands. Since you see one’ of them in
dummy and two in your hand, South
has exactly one.)

South’s heart higher than the
seven cannot be the queen. If de-
clarer had that card, partner would
have the 10-9-8-7 and would have
led the ten, not the seven. Declarer
therefore has the ten, nine or eight —
and your partner has the queen.

It doesn’t follow, though, that you
should play the jack merely because
you know it will win the trick. This
would be a shortsighted view to take.

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of winning with the jack against the
advantage of winning with the ace
and returning the jack in order to
establish partner’s suit.

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ing the ace followed by the jack. In
the actual case, this defense succeeds
when West overtakes the jack and
forces out the king. Eventually,
South, who cannot make nine tricks
without first losing a trick to pr
ner’s ace of diamonds, goes down
one.

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THURSDAY,
FEB 21

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
When a spouse or partner is fee
under the weather this week, ;
Aquarius, you’re called upon to pick ~
up the slack around the house. Don’t

worry; you can handle it.

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Someone wants to help you out,
Pisces, but your pride is causing
you to push this person away. Be
more open minded.

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

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this week, Aries. Avoidance is the
best remedy for this situation. Give
it a few days for everything to cool
down before you revisit.



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this week, Taurus. Things
bound to be easy, where work is c
cemed. A surprise project catches.
off guard. ,
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or else responsibilities might get j

ing on you will be disappointed if you.
don’t come through. .

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you will be rewarded in the long run.
Be careful; the boss is watching.

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work than you’re used to since oth+
ers recognize your eagerness to get

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change in your personality and at
tude, Virgo. They’re not happy with’,
the new you. Consider if your néw
persona is making enemies. 5

LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23

Agi

many people as of late, Libra. Sooner
or later they’re bound to catch on to
-your antics. Reciprocate with some-
thing nice for a loved one.

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An overachiever, once again you’
taken on too many responsibilitie
Scorpio. Learn how to delegat

overrun and stressed out.

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A business venture that seems too
good to be true is actually legiti-
mate, Sagittarius.. Just do your
research before you plunge ahead
with your plans.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20:
An argument with a family member
gets even more heated when talk 6f

Instead of getting all fired up, cool
down by ignoring inflamatory words.



TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21.

bled in the days to come. Those rely

to put forward your best efforts and

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' Court ruled yesterday that indi-

vidual participants in the most
common type of retirement
plan can sue under a pension
protection law to recover their
losses.

The unanimous decision has
implications for 50 million
workers with $2.7 trillion invest-
ed in 401(k) retirement plans.

James LaRue of Southlake,

Texas, said the value of his »

stock market holdings plunged

$150,000 when administrators |

at his retirement plan failed to
follow his instructions to switch
to safer investments.

The issue in the LaRue case
was whether the Employee
Retirement Income Security
Act permits an individual
account holder to sue plan
administrators for breaching
their fiduciary duties.

The language of the law
refers to recovering money for
the “plan” rather than for an
individual, raising the question
of whether a participant can sue
solely for himself.

Justice John Paul Stevens, in
his opinion for the. court, said
that such lawsuits are allowed.
“Fiduciary misconduct need not
threaten the solvency of the
éntire plan to reduce benefits
below the amount that partici-

pants would otherwise receive

Stevens said.

two decades, choose from a
menu of options on where to

invest their money. That puts:

workers squarely in the middle
of decision-making about their
pensions and inevitably leads
to the kind of disputes LaRue
has with his plan’s administra-
tors.

“Defined contribution plans
dominate the retirement plan
scene today,” unlike when
ERISA was enacted in the mid-
1970s, Stevens said.

Many traditional pension
plans guaranteeing a fixed
monthly benefit have either
been frozen or terminated, and
401(k) plans are the main
source of retirement income,
said the Air Line Pilots Associ-
ation, which represents 60,00
pilots at 41 air carriers.’ 1

The Bush administration
argued in support of workers.
The government said the
appeals court ruling barring
LaRue’s lawsuit would leave
401(k) participants without a
meaningful remedy from any
federal, state or local court

when plan administrators fail ,

to live up to their duties.
Business groups supported
LaRue’s employer. They
argued that ERISA is aimed at
encouraging employers to set
up pension plans, while guard-
ing against administrative abus-
es involving the plan as a whole.
The law doesn’t permit indi-

vidual lawsuits like LaRue’s, ~

the business groups said. °

-Congress enacted ERISA
after some widely publicized
failures by companies and labor
unions to pay promised pen-
sions.

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with party members

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POST ELECTION analysis by
the PLP revealed that the scan-
dals and gaffes of party members,
and the response to these inci-
dents during the party's last gov-
ernment, was a major factor in
party's loss.

Sources told The Tribune yes-
terday that this was some of what
was revealed by party leader Per-
ry Christie in a closed session dis-
cussion of the reasons surround-
ing the PLP's loss at the polls last
year, held at the party's national
convention.

Mr Christie reportedly told the
audience of party members that
though he believes in second
chances for those that make mis-
takes, this policy took its toll on
the reputation and popularity of

the PLP. In the discussion, while
pointing out what the analysis
revealed, Mr Christie is said to
have accepted responsibility as
party leader for what went wrong.

It was revealed that according
to the post election analysis com-
missioned by the party, the PLP
and FNM split the young vote —
that is, those that are between the
ages of 18 and 25 years of age.
However, the FNM overwhelm-
ingly won the 25 to 45-year-old
group, while the PLP won the
majority of votes among older
voters over 45 years of age.

The PLP also won the church
vote, however the FNM won
among non church-goers.

It was proposed during the dis-
cussions, sources said, that the
party revamp its efforts to reach
out to educated voters and those

SEE page nine

Righy had ‘major problems’ with
some party issues he had to defend

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Tribune Staff Reporter
pturnquest@tribunemedia.net

SPEAKING about his tenure as National Chairman of the PLP, out-



Cynthia Pratt
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for ‘disrupting’

urban renewal

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The Baha Mar
project is set
to transform

West Bay Street

Felipé Major/Tribune staff

Tough questioning
for GEMS CEO in
Darold Miller case

@ By NATARIO McKENZIE

GEMS CEO Debbie Bartlett
faced another round of tough
questioning yesterday from
lawyer Michael Kemp as the sex-
ual harassment case of well
known talk show host Darold
Miller continued in Magistrate's
Court.

Before the matter resumed yes-
terday lead prosecutor Calvin
Seymour rose to indicate to the
court that following last Thurs-
day’s hearing he heard three
reports on ZNS in which the
name of the complainant in the
case had been mentioned. Mr
Seymour told the court that he
had spoken with Anthony Foster

SEE page nine

Oil price surge
could lead to
rise in gas and
electricity prices

B® By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net _

BAHAMIANS may see an
increase at the gas pumps and
another rise in their electricity bills
due to the recent international oil
price surge, Minister of State for

nh,

programme

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

going chairman Raynard Rigby explained yesterday that he was some-
times quiet in defending his then PLP government on certain public
scandals because he privately had “major problems” with some of the
issues he was required to defend.

In his booklet issued to party delegates yesterday entitled, “The
Journey”, which contains his personal reflections on his time as chair-
man, Mr Rigby outlines a number of programmes, and initiatives that
he was either involved with or responsible for during his five years as
National Chairman of the PLP. In the section entitled “The Party’s
Spokesman and Defender”, Mr Rigby said that he was of the opinion
that history will record him as “one of the best” that the party has ever

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

Public Utilities Phenton Neymour
told The Tribune Wednesday.
Speculation that the Organiza-
tion of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) would decrease
its output caused oil prices to hov-
er near record highs on Tuesday,
closing an all-time high of $100.01

SEE page nine



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A NEW West Bay Street with a four-lane
highway and a total of six roundabouts will
come into existence as a result of the expansion
of the Baha Mar project into the Cable Beach
area and its environs, it has been revealed.

According to images displayed by the Min-
istry of Works in a Baha Mar town meeting
with residents Tuesday night, the Baha Mar
project and its golf course will extend from

FORMER Minister of National Security Cynthia Pratt
criticized the FNM government last night for disrupting
the urban renewal programme. She said the FNM had to
depart from their "characteristic stubbornness" and
relaunch the school and tourism policing programmes, as

had. : eer . violence continues to fill the schools and city centre.
“This meant that on many topical issues, even some of the contro-

SEE page nine

Dame Marguerite
Pindling recuperating
after successful surgery

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

Mrs Pratt was the keynote speaker at the evening ;
session of the PLP's 50th National Convention, held at | the shoreline of Cable Beach in a southerly
* the Wyndam Nassau Resort on Cable Beach. : direction as far as the shore of Lake Cunning-
The deputy leader of the party, who was reconfirmed } ham.
just hours earlier in her party position unopposed, was led As expected, it will involve the closure of a
to the stage by a large group of energetic supporters, as. } portion of West Bay Street. It will also create a
blue and gold PLP banners waved throughout the con- : four-lane highway to join the replacement West
vention hall. : Bay Street — which will circumvent the
Mrs Pratt said that on the campaign trail the FNM : Bahamar project in a half moon shape — with
called the urban renewal programme a failure, and vowed | John F. Kennedy drive.
to end it when they came to office. Despite having done } The highway will emerge from the top of
so, she claimed, the governing party has had to retrace its | the “halfmoon” in the middle of the golf
steps and relaunch the scheme. : course, and cut directly through Prospect Ridge
The FNM was forced to do so, said Mrs Pratt, because } road, eventually joining with J.F.K Drive at
it was a good programme, and it will have to do the : the intersection with Gladstone Road at the
same with the school and tourism policing in short order. | eastern end of Lake Cunningham and in the
"And, mark my word, they will also revisit and sub- } process dissecting the Prospect Ridge and Sky-
sequently reimplement the school policing programme. {line Drive residential communities.
Stabbings and acts of threat and intimidation by stu- : Two cul-de-sacs will be created at the end of
dents on school campuses are on the increase, not only : the Skyline and Prospect Ridge residential
here in The Bahamas, but throughout the region and the : areas by the closure of the Prospect Ridge por-
world. We didn't take it lightly when we put the police in : tion of road to facilitate the expanded golf
certain schools. {t followed research on trends and infor- } course and highway.























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“recuperating comfortably” in
hospital after a successful and
unspecified surgical procedure,
Princess Margaret Hospital offi-
cials said yesterday.

Dame Marguerite, the widow
of former prime minister Sir Lyn-
den Pindling, was admitted to
PMH early Tuesday morning for
surgery. A press release issued
Wednesday by Chief Hospital
Administrator Coralie Adderley,
said the former first lady was

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returned unopposed

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

PERRY Christie and Cyn-
thia Pratt have been returned
unopposed as leader and
‘deputy leader of the PLP at
the party's 50th National Con-
vention.

The announcement was
made yesterday afternoon at
a press briefing at the Wynd-

ham Nassau Resort by day ses-
sion co-chairman Joseph Cur-
ry.

No one was expected to run
against Mr Christie as leader,
as he, by all accounts, still com-
mands the overwhelming sup-
port among voting party dele-
gates.

However, coming into the
convention, some commenta-
tors speculated that Mrs Pratt
might step down from the

deputy’s post, because she is
expected eventually leave
frontline politics. She is not
expected to contest the St
Cecilia seat in the next. elec-
tion.

The assumption that she
would leave the deputy lead-
er’s post at this time was
quashed last week at Gambier
House when Mr Christie, in
making the formal announce-
ment of this convention, said

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he expects that both he and
Mrs Pratt will be nominated
and continue on in their
respective posts.

No surprise candidates
emerged in the race for the
chairmanship of the party.
Elcott Coleby, Glenys Hanna-
Martin and Omar Archer are
the only three in the race for
the chair of the party.

Mrs Hanna-Martin is the
front runner for the chairman-
ship by all accounts, but
sources indicate that pro-
Christie supporters are rally-
ing around Mr Coleby, as it is
assumed that Englerston MP
Hanna-Martin is not a blind
follower of Mr Christie.

Long-time PLP deputy

chairman Irrington “Minky”
Isaacs will be challenged for
this party office by former par-
ty vice-chairman Ron Rolle,
current vice-chairman Ken
Dorsett and Judson
Wilmott.
Eight peo-
ple will be
seeking the
five vice chair
positions.
Tchr'e''sce
include,
Craig
Butler,

Kirk Neely, Melissa Sears,
Patrick Davis, Constance
McDonald, Alana Bethell,
Darrin Rodgers and Kevin
Ferguson.

Six party members are also
running for four posts on the
PLP’s leadership council.
These include Alex Storr,
Ricardo Moncur, Cabrenna
Adderley, Stephen Johnson,
Forrester Carroll and Betty
Knowles.

Elections for party offices
will take place today from 9am
to 2.30pm at
the PLP
conven-
tion.





















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party to send
Message that
PLP not for sale

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

OUTGOING National Chair-
man of the Progressive Liberal
Party Raynard Rigby, called on
the party to send a strong mes-
sage that the PLP is not for sale
and that its members are com-
mitted to putting the party first,
and above themselves.

Last night at the PLP’s 50th
Convention at the Wyndham
Nassau Resort, Mr Rigby said
that the PLP needs to recommit
itself to being a mature political
organization where differences
can exist and co-exist in one
environment of “love and mutu-
al respect.”

While calling for the PLP to
continue to lead the charge for
change in the Bahamas, Mr Rig-
by said that the party must also
be open to new and “progres-
sive” approaches in politics.

“The old ways of campaign-
ing, of seeking support and of
getting our party election ready
must be radically transformed.
We can not be afraid to adopt
new political methods, of engag-
ing in continuous polling and
focus sessions. And, we must
respect the new ways and fight
the normal tendencies of rebuff-'
ing sound and honest advice
when it does not meet our per-
sonal objectives.

“Our party must enter the
professional and scientific ages
with eagerness, excitement and
with a preparedness to once
again be the premier political
party in the Bahamas. We must
recommit ourselves to the build-
ing of a strong party. We must
reject the personality cults,
which are trying to grip the
essence of who we are and of
what we can become.

“We must be all about putting
and keeping our party first; first
in all respects. We must diminish
our egos for the collective good.
We must remember that it must
always be party above self. And,
we must send a strong message
that our party is not for sale and
that we cannot be bought. These
principles must form our defin-
ing ethos,” he said.

Mr Rigby added that the
PLP’s mandate for change is in
fact truly a mandate to regain
the trust and confidence of
Bahamian voters. This, he said,
will demonstrate that the party
understands them and is fully
prepared to work day and night
for them and the future of the
Bahamas.

» “Our mandate in this PLP is
to frame a message that invites
and engages the Bahamian peo-
ple to be active agents of
change. Our mandate is to craft
policies that have at their core
the further economic and social

‘ advancement of the Bahamian

people.

“We must continue to be the
party of big dreams; of big ideas,
of inspiring people to great-
ness...of motivating people to
think big, of ensuring and
advancing equality...it is there-
fore the PLP that has the awe-
some challenge to build the
social and economic elevators to
guarantee that young Bahami-
ans obtain full inclusion in our
national life. It is this party, the
PLP, which must be the protec-
tor and the guardian of the
rights of the Bahamian people,”
he said.

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One day I hope to
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Minister, says
Raynard Rigby















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

DISMISSING the idea that
he is retiring from politics or
joining the FNM, outgoing
chairman of the PLP Raynard
Rigby said yesterday that he is
in fact preparing himself to one
day lead the party and become
prime minister of the Bahamas.

In a booklet issued yesterday
to party delegates containing
his personal reflections on his
time as chairman, Mr Rigby
outlined that he has prepared
himself for a life in politics that
he hopes will carry him to the
highest elected office in the
land.

“T aspire to one day lead the
PLP and to be prime minister
of the Bahamas. I am still con-

tinuing to prepare myself for:

that role. 1am deeply commit-
ted to the PLP, its core values

and historic objectives,” he
said. Mr Rigby has borne the
brunt of much criticism in
recent months after he publicly
announced that he will not be
vying for the role of chairman
of the PLP.

Mr Rigby also stepped down
as chairman of the PLP’s con-
vention after he criticised the
leadership of party leader Per-
ry Christie on more than one
occasion.

However, amidst it all, Mr
Rigby has maintained that the
PLP must mature and must
accept that criticism of the par-
ty or its leader does not neces-
sarily make someone anti-PLP.

“It is critical for the PLP to
act as a mature political organ-
isation and to recognise that
there must be room for dissent
and for differing views and
opinions,” he said.

“In fact, I do not intend to
be an active-member of a party



where there is no room for dis-
agreement and diverse thought.
This stifles free speech and
causes a lack of creativity to
exist.”

Mr Rigby, however, said he is
still willing to assist the party in
creating a “winning formula”
— one that will require the help
and assistance of many
Bahamians.

“It cannot be left just to the
party’s leaders. This is the col-
lective responsibility of all who
are PLP.

“I remain fiercely indepen-
dent in my views and thoughts.

“I aspire to
one day lead
the PLP and
to be prime
minister of
the Bahamas.
Iam still
continuing to

This will not change. Nor will I prepare
change to accommodate a par-
ty that sometimes suffers from myself for

paranoia and insecurities. As
part of the next generation of
leaders, | know that my con-
victions are right. As always, I
remain today, a strong and
faithful supporter of the Pro-
gressive Liberal Party,” he said.

that role.”



Raynard Rigby



_ PLP measures
would have
softened blow
of US economy
woes — MP

THE Bahamas would be ina
better position to withstand the
down-turn in the US economy if
the investment projects started
under the PLP administration
had been allowed to continue
uninterrupted by the FNM,
Yamacraw MP Melanie Griffin
told supporters at the PLP’s
50th national convention last
night.

“They are still astounded by
the amount of work we did in
five years, that is why they have
allowed their ‘stop and review
policy’ — coupled with their
ongoing witch hunt — to bring
this economy to a screeching
halt and create economic and
social hardship on our people.

“They could try to blame it
on the slow-down in the United
States, but the fact of the matter
is, We would have been in better
standing to withstand what is
happening in the United States
if the investments they found
in place were allowed to kick
in on schedule,” she said.

Mrs Griffin said that thou-
sands of Bahamians have
already come to the realisation
that they have been hood-
winked by the FNM.

Within months of the general
elections, she said, Bahamians
have been complaining and
lamenting their support of the
current government.

“The way forward must be
that we continue to make our-
selves ready to take over the
reigns of government when the
time comes. The wav forward
fellow delegates, is for us to
close our ranks, continue our
rebuilding and strengthening
process and let ther all sce that

we are united under one leader,
Perry Gladstone Christie, and
we will noi allow external forces
to set our agenda,” she said.
Mis (sriffin called) on

Bahamians to vote the FNM
“pretenders” out of office at the
next and earliest opportunity.

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Androsians by ae
Bahamasair out-of Andros

NORTH Andros and the
Berry Islands MP Vincent Peet
yesterday accused the govern-
ment of spiting Androsians by
pulling Bahamasair out of
Andros, while at the same time
taking Bahamasair to Stella
Maris, Long Island, and Trea-
sure Cay, Abaco “without any
justification.”

“Androsians are angry and
feel abandoned by this govern-
ment. To add insult to injury,
the research and training farm
in BARC, North Andros,
launched by our leader last year
to promote agriculture devel-
opment for the Bahamas, has
been abandoned by this uncar-
ing FNM government,” he said
while addressing PLP support-
ers at the party’s national con-
vention last night.

Mr Peet. claimed that the
FNM has fired the two Bahami-
an agricultural consultants from
the farm in Andros without any
concern for their families.

“No matter how hard they
tried, North Andros and the
Berry Islands did not turn back
and will not turn back — for
Andros and the Berry Islands
believe in Perry Gladstone
Christie and the PLP.

“We delivered last year and
we shall deliver again whenever
the bell rings. The FNM has
never been good to Andros, but
we are strong and we are
resilient.

“We shall survive these hard
times because we know that
better days will come,” he said.

The MP said that the Berry
Islands are doing well thanks to
the Royal Caribbean and Nor-
wegian Cruise Lines, which
employ a large number of res-
idents.

“Both of these companies
announced before May last year
that they were expanding their
operations in the Berry Islands
and I encourage them to do so,”
he said.

The former minister said that
the PLP must ensure that more
young Bahamians are attracted
to the party and are given
meaningful roles to play.

“Delegates, as we reflect on
the way forward and as we
analyse and evaluate what went
wrong last year, we must be true
to ourselves and correct the mis-
takes that were made and

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reconnect with our people
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Bahamas. We must.feel their
pain again. We must share their

joys, their sorrows, their good

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to them in a modern Bahamas.
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No change in PLP leadership

THE PLP went into convention yesterday
to reshape the party and prepare it to be the
next government.

Outside convention they settled among
themselves the thorny leadership question
— Mr Christie remains leader and Mrs Cyn-
thia Pratt, his deputy.

Mr Christie is said to have admitted in
private session that his “second chance” pol-
icy backfired. He now acknowledges, accord-
ing to a source, that the scandals of party
members and how he handled those scan-
dals were a major factor in the party’s defeat.

The party was caught in a net of scandals
almost from the beginning, starting with the
BAIC debacle and the Korean boat disgrace.
The latter saw politicians running for the hills
trying to place the blame on an innocent civ-
il servant. The BAIC chairman resigned,
but instead of an investigation to discover
what else went wrong and who else’s head
should roll, Mr Christie dismissed the matter
with a warning to his cabinet ministers to
always remain honourble and never put their
integrity on the line.

“I made it very clear to the Bahamian
public,” Mr Christie told the House at the
time, “I made it very clear in here before, if
any minister, any chairman, any parliamen-
tary secretary transgresses rules and they are
brought to my attention, I would ask them to
resign.”

Apparently nothing was brought to his
attention, or else he was so busy pulling a
“Nelson” that his blind eye missed the trans-
gressions.

Mr Christie has always been good with
words, but short on delivery. Scandals dogged
his five years in office. And in each case a veil

of forgiveness seemed to cloak every indis- —

cretion to the disgust of many Bahamians.
Ours is the Westminster system of gov-
ernment, which does not tolerate transgres-
sions that embarrass the House. One only
has to recall the 1963 sex scandal of John
Profumo, Britain’s Secretary of State for War,
with a show girl, who was also a mistress of a
Russian spy. When questioned in the House
of Commons on the brief affair, Profumo
lied. It was the lie, not his sexual indiscretion
that forced his resignation. He was given no

second chance by the House, although life did | .

give him a second chance — far from the
political scene. He redeemed his private life
by raising money for charity and working

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Due to the annual general meeting
(A.G.M.) on Sunday 24th February,

2008 there will

Students of St. Anne’s School and St.
John’s College, who are members of
the Cathedral are reminded to wear

be one combined
Eucharist Service at 8:30 a.m.

quietly among drug addicts, alcholics and the
poor. For this charitable work the Queen
made him a Commander of the Order of the
British Empire. He died at the age of 91,
dogged by shame.

One of the many problems in the Bahamas
is that many of our people have no shame —
it’s rather a badge of honour if they can get
away with dodging the truth.

We are glad that Mr Christie, although
he probably still believes in second chances,
realises at last that this was a major weakness
in his governance.

Leadership must come from the top. That
is where examples are set. If there is lawless-
ness at the top, it will have a trickle down
effect right through to the bottom. This is
one of the Bahamas’ serious problems.

Also the PLP have to get over their arro-
gant notion that “God gave this country to
the PLP.”

. There is no room for a divine right of
kings attitude in our system. History has giv-
en us an example of a king who lost his head
for this foolish belief.

In fact God gave nothing to the PLP that
He didn’t give to all Bahamians. The PLP
have no more right to any part of this land
than does any other Bahamian.

The party obviously does not appreciate
how much their behaviour after the election
has angered Bahamaians — as though a gov-
ernment to which they felt entitled was
wrongfully taken from them.

Yesterday a Bahamian referred to them as
“delusional” and was upset that the country
was being kept divided by continuing election
court disputes. Apparently, the party’s post
mortem attributed part of its election loss to
the short period allowed for campaigning.
But, as another Bahamian pointed out, this
should not even be mentioned as an issue
unless Mr Christie is prepared to take full
blame. After all it was Mr Christie who called
the election and set the dates.

In explaining his position to his party
members, chairman Raynard Rigby resigned
to show that he accepted his share of his par-
ty’s defeat. “This is what leaders do,” he said.
“And leaders also offer their resignations
after an electoral defeat.”

Although he said that this decision was
personal and referred to no one else, he was
in fact pointing an accusing finger in the
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has turned its
back on God

EDITOR, The Tribune.

THERE is a dilemma in our
nation, and a cry must be
made throughout every
stratosphere in this country,
the nation has forgotten its
God.

We as a people have turned
away from biblical principles
and values, ethical standards
are now only practised by a
few.

What has happened to a
nation that once practised
these principles, what has
turned us away from love for
one’s neighbour and doing
what was right? A time when
crime was not prevalent, and
unity and oneness could be
found.

A time when homosexuali-
ty and lesbianism was a shame
to be revealed.

A time when teachers dared
not think of having sexual
relationships with their stu-
dents and risk damaging their
victims both emotionally and
morally.

A time when pastors stood
for truth and righteousness
and respect for the church was
evident, because pastors
names dared not appear in the
media for crimes such as rape
and sexual perversion.

A time when incest and
molestation was unheard of,

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because fathers and mothers
and family members took
their roles seriously.

What will it take before we
as a people realise that we are
weighed in the balance and
found wanting.

Corruption and deceit has
filled every sphere, from the
government to the police
force, the educational arena,
judicial system, even the
Church.

It’s no wonder why our
nation is in trouble.

The only solution to this
nation’s plight is to repent and
turn back to God and biblical
principles of the past, when
fathers and mothers took their
responsibility of raising chil-
dren seriously.

Children were not left to
themselves, roaming the
streets on a Sunday morning.

Fathers took their families
to church and worshipped
with them daring not stay at
home and leave that responsi-
bility to the wife.

Fear of God and respect for
others was taught from the
home, so children knew what

it meant to respect the elderly
and those in authority.

Today parents have fallen
short of their responsibility in
this regard; they too show. no
regard for authority.

Children are allowed by
their parents to bring home
complaints concerning their
teachers, then the parent
returns to the school ready to
fight and curse these teachers.
What kind of example is this
for their children, none.

There is a circle that then
takes place, these children will
have children also, and
because they have not been
taught the right principles and
standards by their parents,
they will not be able to guide
their children in the right
direction either.

This is the reason our soci-
ety is in trouble today, and
crime has increased.

The root of the problem
goes back to the home where
the right choice was not
encouraged.

Let us return to the stan-
dards of the past for the sake
of the generation of future
Bahamians to come.

EVANGELIST
TERESA DORSETT
Nassau,

February 1, 2008.

‘The vast majority of people in Spanish
Wells are decent, hardworking people’ —

EDITOR, The Tribune.

Much has been made lately
about racism here in Spanish
Wells.

Things have been blown
out of proportion,
rumours have been circulated
and false accusations have
been made.

In order to put things in per-
spective I purchased airtime
on the local radio to read this
open letter to the people of
Spanish Wells.

I ask now that this be print-
ed as a letter to the editor in
The Tribune...

Hello, I'd like to address
recent reports in the media
regarding racism on Spanish
Wells.



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remarks were made and this is
wrong. That being said not
everyone in Spanish Wells
made them.

It is our belief that the vast
majority of people in Spanish
Wells are decent, hard work-
ing people that have been very
nice.

Comments made by my
wife were taken out of con-
text and edited in such a way
as to appear an indictment of
the whole of Spanish Wells.

It is not now, or ever was,
our intention to paint all of
Spanish Wells with the same
brush and we refuse to accept
blame for editing done by
some members of the media.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 5



© In brief



Police fired on
after responding
to report of car
lot break-in

POLICE officers were fired
on when they responded to a
report of a break-in at the
Destiny car lot on Robinson
Road at 3 o’clock yesterday
morning.

According to reports, the
officers were shot at by a male
culprit on the compound of
the establishment.

The officers in turn drew
their service weapons and
returned fire. No one was hit
and a the man fled the area
shortly after.

Police retrieved a saw and
other instruments of theft at
the site.

Wholesale store
robbed of ‘large
sum of casi

THE Wines and Spirits
Wholesale on Independence
Drive was robbed of a “large
sum of cash” at around 3pm
on Tuesday.

According to police reports,
four male passengers ina
white Toyota Wyndham vehi-
cle drove into the loading bay
area of the wholesale store.

Three men got out of the
car and entered the store. Two
of the men were armed with
guns, the third was carrying a
knife.

The men robbed the estab-
lishment of a large amount
of money. Before leaving the
premises the men also robbed
a female employee of her
handbag which contained cash
anc othe ‘tems.

ae roobers then returned
to the waiting vehicle and sped
off. :

Police responded to the
report of the armed robbery
and found the abandoned
vehicic a short distance away,
near New Covenant Baptist
Church. The car used in this
in, ient was reported stolen
to the police sometime
between the evening hours on
Monday, February 18 and the
early morning hours of Tues-
day, February 19.

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TWO and a half years ago, six-year-old
Tyrek Paul was crushed to death under the
wheels of a Mack truck near the Stephen
Dillet primary school on Wulff Road.

Today, his mother Lakata Williams is
still distraught and struggles to cope with
the tragedy — for which, she said, she never
received any form of compensation.

“They (the truck’s company) did not even
call to apologise or express regret for my
son’s death,” she said.

2005 TRAFFIC FATALITY: TYREK PAUL |

Mother of road death child
tells of emotional turmoil

Nearly 3 years after tragedy no court date has been set, she says

tragedy she was told that a court date would
be set to deal with the matter. However,
no court date has been set.

Since then, Ms Williams said, she has
received no word of any positive action
being taken to deal with this case.

“To this day, almost three years later, |
find it hard to sleep.

“When it happened, a lot of people that I
didn’t even know called and came to say
sorry, everyone except the very people who
caused it,” she said.

Tyrek was killed on November 18, 2005,
when he was attempting to cross the street
near his school.

According to one eye witness, the six-
year-old boy ran straight across the road
without looking and was hit by a truck.

After being hit, Tyrek staggered a bit,
but instead of falling forward onto the side-
walk, he fell backward into the road.

It was then that his body was swept up
under the truck’s tyres and his head was
crushed under its rear wheels, said some
eyewitnesses,

His death was the 16th traffic fatality for
the year 2005. The then Superintendent of
the Traffic Division, Burkie Wright, said
that the accident was by far the worst he
had seen in his career.

Ms Williams explained that after the

Bahamas will continue to work
with Cuba, says DPM Symonette





THE Bahamas will continue
to work together with Cuba to
ensure that relations between
the two countries and the region
are maintained, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of For-
eign Affairs Brent Symonette
said yesterday.

Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro,
81, resigned as president on
Tuesday, February 19.

Mr Symonette said, “We trust
and hope that democracy will
be deepened in Cuba so that
they would enjoy the same
rights and freedoms that we
enjoy in the western world. The
Bahamas will be reviewing the
situation as it develops in Cuba
to see whether or not his broth-
er (Raul Castro) will assume
responsibility for his post.

“It is too early to tell at this
stage what the outcome would
be as to whether the president
will dramatically change the
course or policy in Cuba,” he
noted, adding that the Bahamas
will continue to maintain close
relations with Cuba.

“We will continue to work
together with Cuba to make
sure that the relations between
our two countries and the





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on November 30, 1974 = sixteen
months after gaining indepen-
dence trom the United King-
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among four other Caribbean
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relations with Cuba in an envi-
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channel through Adelaide
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The channel is to be part of
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across and 17 feet deep.

Speaking with The Tribune
yesterday, Ms Duncombe said
that there is concern that the
Albany project, located in the
southwest of New Providence,
will be detrimental to the envi-
ronment and the health of the
Bahamian people.

Ms Duncombe further criti-
cised the fact that the project, in
her view, will restrict people’s
access to the Adelaide beach,
which is visited by thousands of
people every summer.

The 570-acre Albany project
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which is set to include 300 single
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approximately 1,000 jobs. Ms
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she does not think that these
1,000 jobs are worth risking the
health of the environment and
of the residents. “Neither is it
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mani ant Sam Duncombe is critical of a Roe io dig PROTEC thr ti Adelaide beach.

impact on the or Areactent
There is also the risk of gas
leaks from the boats seeping
into the water, she said.

“Tf there is the need to build a
marina, they should look for a
natural harbour so that the nat-
ural flow of water and the
make-up of the land is not dis-
turbed. Also, with the dredging
.of sand for the canal and the
cutting off of the beach, the lit-
tle beach that is left to the pub-
lic will be affected by erosion, so
that in a few years time we will
only have rocks. Our coastline is
being taken away for the bene-
fit of a few very rich people,”
she said.

Ms, Duncombe; said that .

‘Bahamians are slowly, being
‘hemmed in — confined to the
centre of New Providence.
“(Access to the coastlines)
is one of the few luxuries that
poor people in this country can

enjoy and these big private
investors are taking it away
from us while the government
continues to buy into the hype,”
she said.

The developers of the Albany
project have announced that
they will replenish the beach to
prevent erosion for the next 30
years.

However, Ms Duncombe said
she would like to know what
will happen after those 30 years
are up.

“They are taking away a
public resource and putting it
in the hands of a few private
people,” she said.

Ms Duncombe further
claimed. that the championship
golf course is going to be built
atop one of the largest fresh
water tables in New Providence.

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Ms Duncombe also said that
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their adverse affects on the
environment.

The herbicides, fungicides,
and fertilisers that ate used to
keep the courses looking green
and lush threaten to poison and
pollute the water. It can lead to
sickness among the human,
plant, and animal life, she said.

In addition to this, Ms Dun-
combe said, it is estimated that -
the Albany complex will use up
to-one million gallons of water a

’-day, which is about 10’per’cent

of the‘total water currently used
in New Providence each day.

In some other-tourism-based
countries, Ms Duncombe said,
the law makes provisions for
public access to all parts of the
coast.

Investors are prohibited from
building their hotels and resorts
on-the beaches, leaving room
for public access, she said.

Ms Duncombe said that she
agrees that legislation like this
should be put in place here in
the Bahamas so that Bahami-
ans will not be restricted to just
a few areas.

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should enact legislation that
would prevent the cutting of
beaches and the creation of
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7



Finance Minister voices optimism in Gran

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

FREEPORT - Minister of
State for Finance Zhivargo Laing
expressed strong optimism in
Grand Bahama’s future and
assured residents that better times
will come for Freeport over the
next few years.

Although he encouraged resi-
dents to be patient, Mr Laing
urged them to be prepared to

take advantage of the economic

opportunities that will come in
future.

“Essentially, the government
is keenly aware of the state of the
Grand Bahama economy, (but)
we are confident that while over
the next 12 months the economy
(here) may improve only mar-
ginally, we are optimistic about
the medium-term outlook of
Grand Bahama,” he said.

Mr Laing was a panel speaker
at a town meeting on the econo-
my of Grand Bahama hosted by
Love 97 Radio, held at the Foster
Pestaina Hall on Monday
evening. .

“We expect that any number
of the challenges that are now
confronting Grand Bahama will
find resolution. We are doing
whatever we can to make sure
that that takes place and we are
optimistic,” the state minister
said.

However, Mr Laing also point-

- ed out that the FNM government
does not want to make the mis-
take of giving false hope like the

. former PLP government did.

He made it clear that the gov-
ernment is not in a position right
now to report anything new about
Royal Oasis, which was pur-
chased late last year by the Har-
court Group.

“The government will not do
what was done over the last sev-
eral years. We just do not now
have information to give you —
when we can, we will,

“We rather not promise you
something and say that it is immi-
nent and then come back and say
something else. There is a reason

' why.the prime minister says as

much as he says,” Mr Laing said.

Many residents at the town
meeting expressed concerns
about the current ownership dis-
pute at the Grand Bahama Port
Authority and its effect on the
Freeport economy.

Wendell Jones, CEO of Love
197, Radio:and the Bahama Jour-
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of.the Grand Bahama Port
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still believe we can succeed here —
I.say hold on,” she said.
Accountant Kevin Seymour

was also optimistic and noted that |

projects in the pipeline, such as
the acquisition of BORCO by
First Reserve, the acquisition of
Royal Oasis by Harcourt, and the
Ginn project at West End, will
be very beneficial to Grand
Bahama. He said that now is
time for Bahamians to start
preparing themselves for oppor-

. tunities that are expected to mate-

rialise when these projects:come
on stream. |

Keith Worrell, general manag-
er of Grand Bahama Millwork,
said the concern from residents

toni ene gives hope to the future.
here. is not much further
down we can go, we can only rise
from the bottom. We have sur-
vived the worst. and we will sur-
vive this, but planning is essen-
tial,” he said.
- Minister Laing urged Grand
Bahamians to hold on a bit
longer.

“Almost 60,000 citizens call
Grand Bahama home. Your
hopes, dreams and aspirations are
tied to the economic well being of
this place.

“J want you to know that at the
very highest level in this country
the government is keenly aware
of that — you are on our minds, in

d Bahama’s future

our discussions, and in our plans.
I am optimistic that things will
change for the better, but we have-
to do ground work to make that
happen - not with rhetoric and
not with announcements.

“And one thing that you will

- not see us do is break up ground

and not have vertical construc-
tion for 10 years,” he said.

Mr Laing said “there is not a
dilemma that Grand Bahama has
today that I see remaining unre-

- solved two to three years out.”

“This place will be restored. Bet-
ter times are coming for Grand
Bahama and if you can hold on
just a little while longer we will
get there,” he said.

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It is hereby notified that the under mentioned items have been forfeited to the
Crown following breaches of the laws of The Bahamas and will be sold by tender: -

1. 86ft - “El Mismo Espiritu”
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Cecil Wallace-Whitfield Centre,

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on February 8 at her home
on Nassau Street.

FNM National Chairman
Johnley Ferguson said that
Ms Rodgers-McCartney
was ‘a shining example of
political devotion to a cause
in which she deeply
believed. .

Her legacy of fidelity to
the party, he said, shows a
positive course for other
young women to follow.

“Ms Rodgers was one of
those strong Bahamian
women who could always
be depended upon to do
her part for the party,
whether we were in gov-
ernment or in opposition,
and her hard work and ded-
ication in the Women’s
Association went a.long
way in helping that organi-
sation achieve its set goals,”
Mr Ferguson said.

In addition to her mem-
bership in the FNM Wom-
en’s Association Ms
‘Rodgers-McCartney served
as vice-chairperson of the
FNM for the Fort Charlotte
constituency association and
supported that office dur-
ing the May 2007 election
campaign.

Her body will lie in state
at FNM headquarters on
Mackey Street on February
21 beginning at 7pm.

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Oil price

FROM page one

US, having peaked at $100.10 US
earlier in the session, the Press ;

Association of the UK reported.

Reportedly concerns over a }
weakening US dollar, an explo- }
sion at an oil refinery in Texas and _:
continuing tensions between the }
US and Venezuela, led to the }
surge. Inaccurate reports of the ;
death of Nigerian oil rebel leader :
Henry Okah contributed to the }

scare.

anticipated.

“Well based on the increase of }
(international oil) prices closing at :
just over $100 (Tuesday), we :
should expect some increases in :
fuel costs. Generally, the prices are :
influenced also by the availability :
of refineries — at which time there :
are some issues internationally :
concerning the availability of :
refined product — and so we do

anticipate some effect from the ris- : a Rey
: versial ones, I was required to

ing cost.

However, he could not predict }

how soon this would occur.

Dame Marguerite
_ FROM page one

“recuperating comfortably and
remains under the care of her :

medical team.”

She is in “stable condition” and
in “good spirits,” the statement :

continued.

Dr Conville Brown, spokesper- }
son for the Pindling family, con- :
firmed her medical team is :
“pleased with her progress thus :
far and is looking forward to :
(having) her home in several :

days.”

According to an earlier state-.
ment released by the hospital, :
Dame Marguerite was of good }
temperament at the time of her :

admittance. Last year, she was in
hospital for nearly three weeks
due to acute abdominal pain.

Although her specific condi- :
tion was never confirmed by doc- :
tors, it is speculated she suffered :
from pancreatitis, which causes :

acute pain in the abdomen due
to inflammation of the pancreati-
tis.

It is unclear whether Dame i
Marguerite’s recent admittance :
to PMH is related to ‘her 2007 :

hospital stay.

To the chagrin of consumers, !
who might want to tighten their :
purse strings in the face of a rising :
cost of living, the Minister said an }
increase in electrical fuel surcharge}
and an increase at gas pumps is ;




FROM page one

ZNS General manager who apologized for
the matter and assured him that it would
not happen again. Mr Seymour said that if
it did happen again he would personally
seek leave to prosecute those who dis-
closed the complainant’s name.

During the questioning, Miller, who sat
behind his attorneys Willie Moss and
Michael Kemp, appeared extremely frus-
trated, grumbling and gesturing. At one
point he tried to stand up in the court room
as if to protest something Ms Bartlett had
said, but was immediately told to sit by his
attorney Willie Moss. On another occa-
sion, Miller made gestures towards Cypri-
anna McWeeney, another GEMS CEO
who was also present at yesterday’s hear-

‘ing.

Mr Kemp began his questioning yester-
day by asking Ms Bartlett how long Dr
Wayne Thompson had been applying to
have a show at GEMS. Ms Bartlett said

that he had never applied, but after Miller ©

was suspended, GEMS management made
the decision to have Dr Thompson replace
Miller in the interim until they found some-
one else. Ms Bartlett noted that Thompson
was the psychiatrist with whom the virtual

Tough questioning

complainant and two other female employ-
ees at GEMS had visited. Ms Bartlett said
that these visits were done independently.
Ms Bartlett said that subsequently Michael
Pintard approached her about hosting a
show and she thought he would be a more
sustained and regular prospect. She admit-
ted that she had regarded Miller as her
hero which then prompted Mr Kemp to
ask why she would take the word of “the
virtual complainant to whom he referred as
a “Johnny-come-lately” over Miller’s.

Mr: Kemp questioned Ms Bartlett on
whether the virtual complainant had told
her that Miller had said that she must give
him some of the mutton before she went to
Turks and Caicos to give her some. A star-
tled Ms Bartlett denied that the accused
ever said these things and dismissed it as
nonsense. :

“This is the person you chose to believe
over your idol?” Mr Kemp asked.

Mr Kemp asked Ms Bartlett’ whether
she knew that the virtual complainant has
a green card. At that point lead prosecutor
Mr Seymour rose to make an objection,
questioning the relevance of the question.
Mr Kemp also asked whether the virtual

complainant is still in the Bahamas. Ms
Bartlett replied that she did not know.

Mr Kemp also suggested that she and
the former Minister of Broadcasting had
conspired to have Miller removed from
the airwaves in the months preceding the
May 2 general elections.

Ms Bartlett strongly denied this asser-
tion. Mr Kemp suggested that she and fel-
low GEMS CEO Cyprianna McWeeney
had felt that Miller had too many FNM
candidates lined up. Ms Bartlett denied
this. She testified that she never told
Darold who-he could or could not have
on his show. Ms Bartlett also denied having
any knowledge that the virtual complainant
was working at GEMS since early January
2007, although she was never fully
employed there until February 1. Mr Kemp
asked Ms Bartlett whether she knew of
any sexual favours being offeted for
rewards. Ms Bartlett replied that she did
not. In the charge outlined against Miller it
is alleged that sometime between February

‘2 and March 22, 2007, he obtained "sexual

favours" from a GEMS’ reporter on a
promise of her "benefiting" while
employed at the company.

Mr Kemp asked Ms Bartlett if it was
ever her intention to give Miller a piece of
the $2 million Turks and Caicos media

contract. Ms Bartlett said that she had
asked Miller to submit a proposal for a
consultancy fee, but he never did. Mr
Kemp suggested that GEMS could not
afford to pay Miller. Ms Bartlett denied
this assertion saying that GEMS had been
generous to Miller, paying him more than
he was entitled.

Ms Bartlett noted that Miller’s contract
with GEMS was for three years, from June
30, 2006 to June 29, 2009.

Mr Kemp noted that Miller’s annual
salary was $50,000 a year which included
commission from advertisements. Ms
Bartlett said that Miller also received 21
days vacation and $150 a month phone
allowance. a

Ms Bartlett told the court that although
Miller had the number one show, he was
“not making the quota.” Mr Kemp called
off a list of establishments and organisation
that advertised on Miller’s show. Ms
Bartlett told the court that Miller owed
GEMS money. ;

Lead prosecutor Calvin Seymour noted
yesterday that the prosecution had closed
its case, but Mr Kemp asked that Dr
Wayne Thompson be called to give evi-
dence.

The case was adjourned to March 12 at
12.30 pm. i



FROM page one

put forth the party’s position.
Once I said the right thing, PLPs
loved this.

“But in truth, the chairman
as the party’s chief spokesman
is a critical role that ensures
that the PLP’s message is
always in the public domain. I
believe that I executed this part
of my job well. I enjoyed it
even though I often had to
appropriately select and deter-

mine what I would respond to —

or answer,” he said.

Mr Rigby said that he was
aware that many people did not
understand his silence on many
matters. In fact, he said that
many persons in the party were
of the view that he should
always say something whether
it served the party no practical
or political purpose whatsoev-
er.

“Being the party’s defender
meant that I had to respond to
some matters that in private I
had major problems with. It
was a struggle on these occa-
sions because truthfully my
heart was not init. °

“T also believe that because I

was visible, many people .

thought that I was responsible
for the government’s lack of a
sustaining public relations cam-
paign. This is widely credited
as being one of the reasons why

the PLP lost in the'2007 gener- ~

al elections.,-The-truth.is. that.

the party has nothing to do >

Rigby

with the government’s and min- :

ister’s public relations,” he said. :

In fact, Mr Rigby said that :
he is always amazed to hear :}
how many people believe that :
as chairman of the party he :
must have also been the Elec- }
tion Coordinator in the 2007}
campaign. However, Mr Rigby :
said that the leader of the PLP, :
Perry Christie chose the cam- }
paign coordinator — Bradley

Roberts.

“Bradley Roberts was named :
to serve as Campaign Director :
and Philip Galanis was chosen }
as Campaign Coordinator. I :
served on the campaign team
with responsibility for the :
drafting of the Action Agenda :
and worked with constituencies :

campaign coordinators.

“IT have said elsewhere and :
it is worth repeating, that the :
PLP could have been better :
organized and that we should :

have run a better campaign.

But T’honestly believe that with :
the time constraints and the }
lateness in our start, the cam- }
paign was superb and playeda :
major role in causing the PLP :
to win the 18 seats that we :

did,” he said. :

Mr Rigby added that it was
of paramount importance for :
thé PLP to learn a lesson from :

‘the last general election. He :

said that the party must recog:

“nize that campaigns must-be
“efficiently run and managed.” }

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Baha Mar | FROM page one Cynthia Pratt

; mation and intelligence we were getting from the police. It reflected
: emerging best practices in many jurisdictions," she said.

i "Almost daily, international news reports contain stories of students
? engaged in violent and criminal behaviour on campuses. Students,
: teachers and administrators are concerned for their safety, but yet
? the BUT executives say nothing. Why is it that they failed to practise
i restraint when we were in office? They said that we didn't respect teach-
i ers and we didn't care about teachers. But they too have gone silent,"
i said Mrs Pratt.
: "Mark my word also that the tourism policing unit will return too,"
: continued the PLP deputy leader. "They may call it another name, but
: fairly soon you will see a dedicated police presence deployed in places
: where our tourists frequent. As downtown Nassau has seen more
; than its share of violent crimes this year, two murders and a stabbing,
: I trust that the Government will depart from its characteristic stub-
: bornness and relaunch the Tourism Unit. And do it in time for the
: return of the spring breakers."

project

FROM page one

Minister of Works Earl
Deveaux indicated yesterday that
the option of creating a round-
about at the new junction where
the highway joins with J.F.K Dri-
ve and Gladstone Road at the
bottom of Lake Cunningham is
under consideration to ease antic-
ipated traffic. :

According to John Pagano,
president of the Baha Mar devel-
opment company, the developers
have scheduled the end of this
year as a completion date for the
new West Bay Street. According
to the supplemental heads of
agreement, the original West Bay
Street and the portion of Prospect
Ridge Road will be closed off
when construction of the Caesar’s
hotel reaches 100 feet above
grade.

“It is proposed as a result of
this dislocation we will have to
do considerable work on the traf-
fic movement coming over the
new corridor connecting into JFK
and hooking up into Tonique
Darling highway and the details
of those will unfold as the pro-
ject unfolds,” said Minister
Deveaux, adding: “We have
ape Hn
tions, as it relates to traffic flow as

a TesHtBOF this todd’closures and”

corridors.” .,

FROM page one

: that are more affluent, as the par-
: ty lost to the FNM in both these
: categories. As voters who once
: supported the PLP become more
: successful many also appear to
: abandon the party, it was sug-
: gested during the discussions.

The lack of coordinated public

: relations machinery was also cit-
: ed as a factor behind the PLP's
: defeat. The absence of such an
: organ, prevented the PLP from
: clearly presenting its record of
: accomplishments to the people,
i it was said.

~The FNM's method of cam-

paigning, including the hosting of

ple,time,to,address any ques- . ; !
: where free food and liquor were
served, was also said to have’ been ©

oe

block. parties, in.constituencies,

“they should have
rE ‘on. i aie baleenn ng eaOS

Scantals, gaffes

effective in capturing the atten-
tion of the young and swing vot-
ers.

The short campaign period was
presented as another impediment
to the PLP's success. However,
this should not have been a prob-
lem for the PLP, one source said,
as Mr Christie called the election.

The discussions further indi-
cated that the PLP needs to
revamp its party's branches. Somie
of the coordinators in these orga-
nizations were not as competent
as necessary, it was said, which
led MPs to take on work other
than the frontline campaigning
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Amigo’s legacy alive and to cre-
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importance of animal welfare.

Funds from the foundation will
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Amigo, who at one time was
chosen as, the “story of the year”
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promoting the importance of
spaying and neutering and kind-
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He became the face of the
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Taking his message abroad,
Amigo was chosen by the
Humane Society of the United
States to represent the
“BEKIND” campaign.

Amigo also starred in Mardi
Gras parades, received the Hol-
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As his last effort, Amigo was
featured in a public service
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to help stop dog fighting.

“If because of the awareness

raised by this extraordinary little

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She urged everyone to honour
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Bahamas Bridal Association:
Election

US Ambassador pays courtesy visit



of new directors

Raymond A Bethel/BIS

US AMBASSADOR TO THE BAHAMAS Ned Siegel paid a courtesy call on the leader of the Opposition Per-
ry Christie on Tuesday, February 19, at Mr Christie’s residence on West Bay Street, Cable Beach. From left
are Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy Dr Brent Hardt; Ambassador Ned Siegel; Opposition
leader Perry Christie, and Member of Parliament for North Andros and the Berry Islands Vincent Peet.

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~ THE NEW BAHAMAS BRIDAL ASSOCIATION BOARD (ron left) Karen Barsoe- ‘Wadarley treasurer; Phyl-
« lice Newton-Colebrooke, vice- president, Anna Fox, president, Paulette Davis, past president, and Deborah
- Burrows, secretary.

A NEW board of directors
has been elected for the

’ Bahamas Bridal Association
» (BBA).





At the annual general meet-
ing of the BBA, held on
Wednesday, January 9, at
Luciano’s restaurant, new direc-
tors were elected for the next
term of office which runs from
2008 to 2009.

Handing over to the new
team on behalf of the previous
board was outgoing president

Paulette Davis of Amour
Affairs. The new board is head-
ed by president Anna Fox, vice-
president Phyllice Colebrooke,
secretary Deborah Burrows and
treasurer Karen Barsoe- Adder-
ley.

The membership of BBA is
made up of Bahamian wedding
planners and vendors who ser-
vice the wedding industry,
including ministers, photogra-
phers, videographers, musicians,
bakers and transportation com-

panies among others The mis-
sion statement of the BBA is
to promote, develop and edu-
cate an association of profes-
sionals with the common goal
of setting high standards of ser-
vice and work ethic in their con-
duct of business in the destina-
tion wedding market.

Business meetings, educa-
tional seminars, social gather-
ings, and fund raisers are con-
ducted throughout the year by
the BBA.

New books presented to Hanna

Kristaan HA Ingraham II/BIS Photo

DR ALBERT Ss FERGUSON and Mrs Ferguson ncbeenited Gavernch General,Arthur D arta with copies of
their newly published books at Government House on Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

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THE Ethan S$ Bain Environmental
Health Foundation became the latest part-
ner to join hands with the Ministry of

. Health and Social Development and the

Department of Environmental Health Ser-
vices (DEHS) in the battle against littering,
by donating thousands of vehicular litter
bags to health and environment officials.

The bio-degradable bags were specifical-
ly designed by members of the foundation
and will be distributed to drivers island-
wide for use in their vehicles. The pro-
gramme is part of the ministry’s overall
strategy to help keep the Bahamas clean
by discouraging people from illegally
dumping and throwing litter onto the streets
and the verges.

Minister of Health and Social Develop-
ment Dr Hubert Minnis said that many dri-
vers and their passengers can still be
observed throwing garbage out of their
vehicles onto the streets Nassau despite the
negative impact such practices have on the
environment.

“This unsatisfactory practice adds to the
litter volume which creates blight and neg-
atively impacts the aesthetics of our envi-
ronment,” Dr Minnis said.

“The donation of the plastic garbage bags
by the principals of the Ethan Bain Foun-
dation, like other private sector entities,
serves to further promote the need for such
partnerships to combat the serious envi-
ronmental problems we are faced with in
our country in general and our urban areas
in particular.”

‘The minister said there can be no denying
the correlation between a clean environ-

-ment and healthy living. He said residents in

New Providence and the entire Bahamas
have a “God-given” responsibility to keep
the environment clean and that it is there-
fore incumbent upon each individual to
take the responsibility for doing their part
towards this end.

Dr Minnis said one of the greatest com-
plaints of visitors to the Bahamas is the
“unhealthiness” of the environment.

“As we know, the tourism industry forms
60 per cent of our Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) and provides more than 70 per cent
of the jobs in the country through related
industry, and so it is important that we keep
the island clean,” he said.

“Then of course, the Bahamas is a coastal
area and so whatever we do in the envi-
ronment affects the marine life and will
eventually get into the food chain, and the
negative results from those actions will be
registered at the hospitals and healthcare

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of the Ministry of Health and Social development and Department of Environmental Health Ser-
vices with bio-degradable garbage bags which are to be used as part of the ministry’s anti-lit-
tering campaign. Pictured from left are Pastor Geoffrey Thompson; Jacqueline Bain, founder
and chairperson of the Ethan S Bain Foundation; Peter Brown; Minister of Health and Social

‘Development Dr Hubert Minnis; Janice McCants-Miller, vice-chairman of the foundation; Dr

Michael Turner, under -secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development, and

Anthony “Skeebo” Roberts.



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MINISTER of Health and Social Development Dr
Hubert Minnis presents a member of the motor-
ing public with one of the bio-degradable bags
donated by the Ethan S Bain Environmental
Health Foundation. The bags will be used in the
ministry’s anti-littering campaign.

facilities in terms of illnesses and food poi-
soning,” he said.

The foundation has designed the new
bags, Dr Minnis said, especially for the car
so that persons can dispose of all of the
garbage that may have accumulated in the
car, into the bag as opposed to throwing it
inthe streets. ~

“We have over 150,000 cars on the island
and could you imagine the amount of
garbage that can reach our streets, neigh-
borhoods and verges if persons in each of
those cars litter those areas,” Dr Minnis
asked.

Jacqueline Bain, founder and chairman of
the Ethan S Bain Environmental Health
Foundation, said the foundation was estab-

lished with two objectives in mind: A
memorial scholarship foundation to assist
students and professionals studying and
working in the field of environmental health
in the Bahamas, and a means of “keeping
Ethan’s spirit and love for the Bahamas’
environment alive.”

“Through the foundation, students and »
professionals can begin or continue their
work in the environmental health sciences
while helping the Bahamas to keep its
islands clean and continue to be a desir-
able place for visitors to the country,” Mrs
Bain said. “The Bahamas is extremely
dependent on the tourism trade and as a
result, it is vital for us to maintain clean
and safe environments in order to have our
economy remain competitive in this ever-
increasing field. 5

“We believe that participation in selected
environmental projects, for example, beau-
tification, anti-litter and stray dogs cam-
paigns, are appropriate ways of keeping
Ethan’s memory alive while maintaining
his desire to keep the Bahamas’ environ-
ment pristine.

“We are extremely pleased to have the
opportunity for the foundation to partner
with the Ministry of Health and Social
Development and the Department of Envi-
ronmental Health Services by providing
vehicular litter bags for distribution to the

- public in conjunction with the ministry’s

New Providence zoning project. We fur-
ther wish to send the message that a clean
Bahamas begins with each one of us,” Mrs
Bain added. :

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where events such as gradua-
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done by Bahamians, especial-
ly by Cat Islanders, art and
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dence to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette at the Ministry of For-
eign Affairs on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.

Ministry of Health & Social
Development Department of
Environmental Health Services

GOVERNMENT NOTICE

Invitation for Tenders

The Government of The Bahamas is inviting tenders for the follow-
ing Contracted Services fer the Department of Enviromental Health
Services

1. Operation and Maintenance of the North Eleuthera District Landfill;

2. Transfer Station and Barging Services Contract for Harbour Island
and North Eleuthera;

3. Operation and Maintenance of the North Andros Sanitary Landfill

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to participate and may collect the bidding document upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of $100.00, as of Monday, Pebrualy 18th, 2008
from:

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Farrington Road
Nassau, The Bahamas

Telephone No: (242) 322-8037, Facsimile No: (242) 322-8073
Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. ..

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The Tenders Board

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Ministry of Finance

Cecil V. Wallace Whitfield Centre
P.O. Box N-3017

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Sports yesterday extended
profound condolences to
the family, colleagues and
countless young sailing
enthusiasts who studied at
the feet of the old grand-
master and champion regat-
ta sailor himself, Captain
Rolly Gray, who recently
passed away unexpectedly.

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founded us all, as we were
so much anticipating him
and his ‘Tida Wave’ gracing
us with their presence at

i this year’s Georgetown

Regatta in Rolly Gray’s
Harbour, Exuma.”

“Captain Gray was a
Bahamian icon well known
throughout local and inter-
national circles. He became
one of.a select number of
Bahamians who achieved
such widespread recogni-
tion for the social graces
which he practiced as an
expert sailor, as a fine gen-
tleman and as an exemplary
role model for all those
young men smart enough to
comprehend his greatness,”
Mr Woodside said.

The state minister said
that it was fitting that Cap-
tain Gray was chosen by
the government for inclu-
sion on the Wall of Fame at
the Lynden Pindling Inter-
national Airport, joining
the company of such
national heroes and sailing
giants as Bobby Symonette
and beloved Olympian
Sloan Farrington.

“In this regard, the grand
master did manage to smell
some of his flowers but only
a small part of his story has
been told. Indeed, of
greater fortune to his legacy
will be the fact that
approval has already been
obtained to induct the
grand master into this coun-
try’s prestigious National
Hall of Fame, formalising
the respect which the
Bahamas harbours for his
sixty-plus years of
excellence as the champion
of champion regatta.
sailors,” Mr Woodside
said.

He said that Captain Rol-
ly Gray’s legacy in Bahami-
an sport ultimately tran-
scends regatta sailing
because in the 60 years that
he competed, the grand
master became synonymous
with being the best in one’s

i - given avocation.

“In so doing, he managed
to obtain for himself a life
that approaches the biblical
imperative of doing all that
you can, in all that you do,
by.word and deed, to truly
glorify Him who sent us,”
Mr Woodside said.



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FirstCaribbean International’

Bank donates incubator to PMH





THE TRIBUNE on Wednes-
day mistakenly printed the wrong
photo to accompany the page 10
story entitled “FirstCaribbean
International Bank donates incu-
bator to PMH.” This is the photo-
graph that should have gone in
and we apologise for the error.

The FirstCaribbean Corporate
Banking Centre recently donated
a baby Isolette (incubator) and
suction machine to the children’s
ward at the Princess Margaret
Hospital.

“This kind of philanthropy is in



keeping with the bank’s commit-
ment to its adopt-a-cause pro-
gramme, one of the bank’s initia-
tives designed to foster volun-
teerism and community involve-
ment among the bank’s staff,”
FirstCaribbean said in a statement.

Happy to have received an Iso-
lette and suction machine for use
by the patients of the children’s
ward, some of the hospital’s staff
took the time to thank the corpo-
rate banking team of First-
Caribbean International Bank for
their generosity.

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT ARE:
FirstCaribbean’s credit manager
Nedra Woodside; PMH’s chief of
pediatrics Dr Paul Roberts; First-
Caribbean’s head of credit and ser-
vice quality Earl Beneby; chief hos-
pital administrator Coralie Adder-
ley; Nurse Yvonne Clarke; head of
corporate support Jennie McDon-
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banking Larry Bowleg, and team

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ank,

TV appearance
for Coldwell Banker
Lightbourn Realty’s

top producer

COLDWELL Banker
Lightbourn Realty’s top pro-
ducer, Robert Arthur, will
appear on the popular Ameri-
can television show “House
Hunters International.”

At Friday at 10.30pm on the
Home and Garden channel,
Mr Arthur will take a wealthy
American client on a search
forhisdreamhome.

The client will be viewing
three homes in the $2.5 to $5
million range in Harbour
Island.

A popular second home
destination for the wealthy
since the 1940s, the island’s
popularity has grown steadily
over the years and is now an
international name in the trav-
el world.

Its success as a leading sec-
ond home and tourist spot can
be attributed to its quaint °
Colonial cottages, a three-mile
beach of pink sand, a laid+!
back “golf cart lifestyle” and
fun restaurants and night
spots.

A former producer and
director for a CBS affiliate in
Miami, Mr Arthur slipped
right into his role in front of
the cameras.

“The crew had so much fun,
some of them came back to
visit the island with their fami-
lies,” Mr Arthur said.

Mr Arthur has won the cov-
eted Coldwell Banker Presi-
dent’s Circle Award every
year for the last three years.

He and his wife Anna are
the owners and operators of
Arthur’s Café and Bakery in
Harbour Island — a busy meet-
ing place for Bahamians and
visitors.

Mr Arthur is also a volun-
teer fireman, a member of the
island’s hurricane relief com-
mittee and a minister of Jeho-
vah’s Witnesses.

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Clyde
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“Cyde Cardinal Williams, 78 of East Orange, New Jersey, and former-
~ y of McCollough Corner, Nassau and of Governor's Harbour Eleuthera,
died at his residence in East Orange,
February gth 2008. Funeral Service was held on Monday, February
11th, 2008 at 1:00p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew and Holy
~ Communion in South Orange, New Jersey. The Funeral service was
~ conducted by the Rev'd Dr. Sandye Wilson, Rector, assisted by Clyde's
son-in-law, the Rev'd. Dr. nano’ Moultrie, Rector of St. Matthew's,
_ Nassau, The Bahamas.
He is survived by his loving Wie. Cynthia (Sylvia); daughters
"Bernadette Moultrie (mother: Rose King), Claudia Hamlett (mother:
~ Anne Williams), and Margaret Williams: son-in-laws Reverend James
~ Moultrie and Lafayette Hamlett. Grandchildren: Sean (Stacy) Moultrie,
~ Shelly (Franon) Wilson, ‘Sherrell (Christopher) Cartwright, & Brittani
~ Hamlett. Great-grandchildren. riel and sabell Moultrie, Shanon and
Stanley Wilson, and Leah Ca
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Jr, and Kathleen McFall: Sandra Robinson, Marsha, Ricardo and Kayla
Rolle, Natasha (Ellis) Bastia , and Keith and Colin Rolle, along with
their children and grandchildren. He always had fond.memories of his
- cousins in Eleuthera, Er Ricky). and Lloyd Johnson, as well as his
cousin Eva Lightbourne children he watched grow up: Dorothea
-Turnquest, Hilda Martin, and Paul, Peter and Michael Lightbourne.
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acting president Raul Castro,
Cubans seem ready to focus on
what his government will bring
once Fidel Castro formally
steps down as Cuba’s all-pow-
erful leader on Sunday.

Their expectations, already
raised by Raul Castro’s talk of
“structural changes” and “big
ce to come, couldn’t be

igher. Many Cubans hope he

will let more people open busi-
eeae own homes and even
travel abroad.

But given that Raul is
already 76, it could fall to a new
generation of leaders to fulfill
or frustrate Cubans’ dreams of
prosperity.

As acting president, Raul
Castro has only hinted at
reforms, a reticence many see
as a sign of respect for his more
doctrinaire older brother. And
while hoping that Raul and his
likely No. 2, Carlos Lage, will
advocate for change, Cubans
wonder how that will fly with
81-year-old Fidel, who made it
clear Tuesday that he isn’t
going away, even though he’s
stepping down as president.

here has to be some
change, more freedom with
Raul,” said Andres, 63, who
like many Cubans wouldn’t
give his last name for fear of
reprisal when talking about the
Castro brothers. “The other
one always nipped that off at
the bud.”

The resignation, announced
Tuesday, should give Raul Cas-
tro more autonomy than he’s
had as the government’s care-
taker since Fidel was sidelined
Bynes nae surgery in July
2006.

The younger Castro raised
expectations of openings in the
state-controlled economy with
his reported fascination with
Chinese-style capitalism, calls

Fidel Castro

for unspecified “structural
changes,” and acknowledgment
that government wages aver-
aging $19 a month do not satis-
fy basic needs. He also encour-
aged Cubans to open a fearless
and critical debate, as long as
they remember that the final
decisions will be made by the
island’s Communist leaders.

“That way we reach deci-
sions, and I’m talking about big
decisions,” he told student lead-
ers in December 2006.

Many Cubans want to hear
more such talk from their next
leader. Inspired by Raul, some
leading Cuban cultural figures
have called recently for drop-
ping onerous visa requirements

other limits on their free-
doms, a message that resonates
with ordinary Cubans.

“This is what we needed. I
hope to God people have more
freedom — the freedom to
have opinions and always speak
their minds,” 37-year-old Lydis
Perez said after dropping her
son off at school. “People talk
in the hallways or the back
rooms. ... There’s a lot of fear.”

Fidel Castro, however, insist-
ed in his resignation letter
Tuesday that he won’t disap-



ear — or stay quiet if he sees

is revolution going astray.
oe is not my farewell to
” he wrote. “My only wish

1S Me fight as a soldier in the

battle of ideas. I shall continue
to write under the title, "Reflec-
tions of Comrade Fidel. It will
be another weapon you can
count on. Perhaps my voice will

_ be heard.”

As the Council of State’s first
vice president, Raul Castro has
been his brother’s constitu-
tionally designated successor
for decades, so the big ques-
tion is who will take his place as
No. 2 on Sunday when the
National Assembly selects
Cuba’s new leadership.

A leading candidate is Lage,
the de-facto prime minister,
who at 56 is a full generation
younger than the Castros. He’s
among the most experienced
leaders in a power structure
dominated by septuagenarian
former rebels, and he has built
a reputation as a reformer.

A less likely possibility could
emerge from a handful of lead-
ers in their 30s and 40s, such
as Foreign Minister Felipe
Perez Roque, whose Commu-
nist fervor earned them the col-
lective nickname of “Young
Talibans.”

While no less loyal to the
elder Castro, Lage was the
architect of reforms that saved
the island from economic col-
lapse in the early 1990s. His
moves allowed foreign invest-
ment in state enterprises, a
measure of self-employment,
and legal use of the U.S. dollar.

Raul Castro appears to get
along with Lage, who is a quiet,
pragmatic organizer like
self. Raul backed Lage’s earli-
er reform proposals, especially
farmers markets where excess
crops are sold at market prices.

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WHO WILL BE NUMBER TWO? This combination of three file photos shows from left to right: Cuba’s For-
eign Minister Felipe Perez Roque, Cuba’s Vice President Carlos Lage Davila, and president of Cuba’s
National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon Quesada. The three men are considered to be the top possibilities to
replace Raul Castro in'Cuba’s No. 2 spot when Raul is most likely named Cuba’s president, replacing his
81-year-old brother Fidel when parliament meets on Sunday February 24.

FROM page 18

But both Lage and Raul Cas-
tro say any change will not be at

i expense of socialism. And Cae red
Fase e has dampened hopes that ; ae ' Te Teen
a would follow China and es Ais

Metin in allowing capitalist
markets to thrive.

“Their successes and failures
should enrich our efforts,” Lage
told managers of state enter-
prises last year. “But the build-
ing of socialism in Cuba is only
possible as a result of our own
experiences.”

aul also has championed the
concept of closer ties to the
United States, offering again
and again to discuss normalizing
relations with Washington. But
the Bush administration ruled
that out Tuesday, deriding Raul
Castro as “Fidel Lite.” -

That means that the nearly

five-decade U.S. embargo of
- Cuba will remain in place for
the known future — frustrating
both Cubans and many Ameri-
cans who see much potential in
trade with the island, not only
for business but as a catalyst for
change. And despite a detailed
USS. plan meant to encourage a
“democratic transition” from
the Castros’ rule, Cuban offi-
cials insist the island’s socialist
political and economic systems
will endure. For now, that
means Cuba’s aay dissident
community can only wait, and
hope that the new leadership
ill be, more open to change
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Kenyan opposition threatens

protests in constitution row

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Kenya’s opposition on
Wednesday threatened mass
protests within a week unless

the government begins the .

process of changing the consti-
tution.

Anyang Nyongo, head of the
party of opposition leader Raila
Odinga, said parliament must
convene quickly to enact the
constitutional changes already
agreed upon in negotiations
with the government.

If the process is not begun,
“we call our supporters to mass
action,” Nyongo said. Another
party official clarified that any
such protests would be peaceful.
However, previous protests
have turned violent and deteri-
orated into ethnic clashes.

The threat comes as talks for
a potential power-sharing
arrangement between President
Mwai Kibaki and Odinga —
who says the presidency was
stolen from him — appeared to
be deadlocked.

Weeks of violence sparked
by the flawed Dec. 27 vote have
left more than 1,000 dead and
forced some 600,000 to flee
their homes.

Though the key issue of how
to formulate a government con-

RIOTERS Rs to push a burnt out fi onto its side in the Mathare sini of Nairobi, Kenya, Wetted) Feb.
20, 2008. Rioters attacked a bus full of people as they faced off against police who ‘they charged were unfair-
ly arresting people for rents gone unpaid amid weeks of postelection violence.

tinues to elude negotiators,

Kibaki and Odinga did agree to

a host of reforms last week,
including constitutional
changes.

Nyongo said this work should -

start quickly, especially given
the languishing talks.

“Mr. Kibaki and his Party of
National Unity are procrasti-
nating in the mediation talks as



if there is no urgency in reach-

ing a political settlement in this

country,” Nyongo said.
Deputy U.S. State Depart-

ment spokesman Tom Casey -

waved aside threats of mass
protest, saying both sides have a
“framework” for an agreement
and the two sides now need to
form a new government.

“The important thing is that

_ Bernat Armangue/AP Photo’

there has been progress, we do
have a general agreement in
place and we are going to do
what we can to support former
(U.N.) Secretary-General
(Kofi) Annan’s efforts.to bring
about an agreement among the
parties for specifically how you
move forward in the current
time period on a new govern-
ment,” Casey said.



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A fresh. Sudanese offensive by govern-
ment soldiers and Arab militiamen against
Darfur rebels has trapped thousands of
refugees along the Chadian border, the
rebels and humanitarian workers said
Wednesday.

Local rebel commander Abbas Mohamed
said a dozen civilians were killed and 20
arrested during the latest government
attack, which targeted the Jebel Moon area
of West Darfur on Tuesday. The Sudanese
military said eight soldiers were killed and
15 injured in Tuesday’s fighting.

“Fighting is still going on,” Mohamed
told The Associated Press by satellite phone

from Jebel Moon. Three rebels also were

killed, he said.

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in the area by the fighting, unable to flee
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of stopping them, and he put the number
trapped at 10,000. “They want to cross to
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The Sudanese Foreign Ministry
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“any details” about stranded refugees. “I’m
sure the number is an exaggeration” he told
the AP from Khartoum.

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this month to escape the escalating com-
bat, and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-
moon “is extremely concerned by the
renewed violence in West Darfur,” spokes-
woman Marie Okabe said in New York,
citing in particular the bombing of the Aro
Sharow refugee camp on Monday and
Tuesday. Abdulwahid Elnur, the main
leader of the Sudan Liberation Movement
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is nothing more than an
attempt to “market them-
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throw half the costs of their
litigation over to the Hay-
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yesterday.

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THE Government is “well
advanced” on discussions over
the draft legislation that would
allow it to introduce an Excise
Tax, The Tribune was told yes-

terday, believing this will pro-—

tect the main component of its
revenue base from being classi-
fied as a protectionist tariff bar-
rier by rules-based global trade
regimes.

.Zhivargo Laing, minister of
state for finance, said that while

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an Excise Tax’s introduction in
the Bahamas would require an
Act of Parliament, “The legisla-
tion is being advanced in respect
of that”.

He added: “It’s now for con-
sideration to be given to the
draft that we now have. We are
well advanced in these discus-
sions.”

By introducing an Excise Tax,
the Government is seeking to
still be able to collect revenues
on imports coming into the
Bahamas by placing them in an
excise regimé, removing the

Bahamas golf courses
charge highest fees
in the Caribbean

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

BAHAMIAN golf courses
charge the highest average
green fees for an 18-hole round
in the Caribbean, according to a
survey by the KPMG account-

’ ing firm, although one tourism

executive yesterday said the fig-
ure needed to be viewed in con-
text and did not necessarily
imply this nation was again pric-
ing itself out.of the market.
KPMG’s Golf Benchmark

_ Survey 2007, which assessed the

average green fees charged for
an 18-hole round in different
Caribbean nations, found that
golf courses in the Bahamas set
the highest prices with an aver-

age of $172 per round.

Only Barbados of the other
countries surveyed came near
to this price with $153 per 18-
hole round. The KPMG report
added that the average green
fees charged in the Caribbean
were $123 per round, with
Jamaica, Bermuda and Puerto
Rico all below this figure at
$105, $108 and $110 respective-
ly.

In addition, the KPMG sur-
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Baha Mar’s senior vice-presi-
dent for administration and
external affairs, yesterday told
The Tribune that not too much
should be read into these fig-
ures, as they had to be placed in
context and the statistical base
upon which the KPMG report
was based was unknown.

Mr Sands said it was possible
the KPMG. survey. may have
used what was known as the
‘rack rate’, “and that may be

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‘well advanced’

duties collected from the defini-
tion of a ‘tariff? under regimes
such as the World Trade Organ-
isation (WTO). -

Mr Laing explained to The
Tribune yesterday: “The broad
aim of it really is to make a dis-
tinction between those customs

duties that are applied purely

for revenue generating purposes,

as opposed to those duties ~

applied for trade protectionist
purposes.

“There are a significant num-
ber of duties applied that have
nothing to do with protecting
our trade. They are revenue gen-
erating areas. We’re trying to
safeguard the revenue of the
Government in an international
trade environment.”

By removing the bulk of
import duties from being viewed
as tariffs, where they would be
treated as a standard barrier to
trade, the Government is seek-
ing to protect a substantial part
of its largest revenue earner.

In the 2007-2008 fiscal year,
customs duties imposed on
imports are expected to generate
some $605.709 million of the
Government’s $1.356 billion
total revenues, or 44.7 per cent®

The Government is also pro-
jecting that it will earn some
$199.751 million from stamp
duties imposed on imports dur-
ing fiscal 2007-2008, meaning
that total import-related taxes

will equal some $805.52 million~

59.4 per cent of total public rev-
enues.

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World Trade Organisation
(WTO), the body that sets and
administers the rules for global
rules-based trading regimes, and
which the Bahamas is seeking
full membership in.

Import and customs duties are
seen as protectionist barriers to
trade, and the WTO and its
member states are seeking their
abolition. The Bahamas has
already indicated it will make
concessions in this area, giving
up $10-$14 million in taxes on
imports from the European
Union (EU) in return for pre-
serving duty-free market access
under the Economic Partnership
Agreement (EPA).

“We are being asked now to
formally participate in these
agreements in a-way that we’ve
not been asked to do before,”
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TROPICAL Shipping, the
Bahamas-based shipping
company, has submitted a
rival proposal to the Govern-
ment on how Arawak Cay
could be converted into a port
facility, in a bid to counter a
previous offer by Mediter-
ranean, Shipping Company
(MSC). ;

Sources confirmed to Tri-
bune Business yesterday that
Tropical had submitted a
counter-proposal to the Gov-
ernment on how the shipping
facilities could be relocated
from downtown Bay Street to
Arawak Cay.

The proposal is also under-
stood to focus on how a port
could be constructed at
Arawak Cay, how it would be
operated, and who would
own it.

Michael Maura, a senior
executive with Tropical Ship-
ping, did not return The Tri-
bune’s call seeking comment
before last night’s press dead-
line.

However, one source famil-
iar with the situation said:
“The objective was to fore-
stall MSC getting their foot
in the door by submitting a
counter-proposal to the Gov-
ernment.”

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its proposal, Tropical is now
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Tribune Business Editor

THE potential purchaser
of the Grand Bahama-based
Bahamas Film Studios told
The Tribune it has the financ-
ing in place to complete the
project, despite ongoing gov-
ernment concerns that it may
not have the capital to fulfill
the initial vision for the
development.

Owen Bethel, president of
Nassau-based financial ser-
vices provider, the Montaque
Group, which put together
the Bahamas FilmInvest
International group, indicat-
ed they had the financial
backing in place for the $80-
$90 million investment neces-

_sary to complete the

Bahamas Film Studios build-
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Mr Bethel said: “We recog- |

nise the need for the Govern-
ment to be satisfied that any
group coming in must be able
to show the wherewithal to
meet its commitments, and
the demands necessary to
bring the project to fruition.
We are certainly well-pre-
pared for that.”

His comments came
despite indications that the
Government has !ong har-
boured concerns about
whether Bahamas FilmInvest
International has the financ-
ing to complete the original
vision for the Bahamas Film
Studios.

The project’s three found-
ing partners - Hans Schutte,
Michael Collyer and Paul
Quigley - have all passed
away, but apart from the
existing $10 million water
tank and existing building,
the initial vision for the
development also called for
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FilmInvest purchase, for

which an agreement in princi-
ple has been signed with the
Bahamas Film Studios’ chair-
man, Ross Fuller, it is also
said to have been assessing
other ways to resolve the
problems surrounding the
project.

Several sources suggested
to The Tribune recently that
the Government was mulling
whether to revoke the lease
on the 3,500-acre former US
Air Force Missile Base site,
and repossess the land upon
which the Bahamas Film Stu-
dios sits.

The entire site was leased
to Mr Quigley and his fellow
partners, in the initial
instance, by the Government.
David Davis, director of
investments in the Office of
the Prime Minister, declined
to comment when contacted
by The Tribune about the
lease and its potential revoca-
tion.

The grounds the Govern-
ment would have for a revo-
cation are unclear, but there
is uncertainty whether the
Bahamas Film Studios and its
immediate holding company,
Gold Rock Creek Enterpris-
es, ‘are Current with the lease’

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payments.

It is thought that the com-
panies may have been in
default on the lease payments
previously, but their repre-
sentatives now say this is cur-
rent.

Revoking the lease would
produce a seismic change in
the attempts tosellthe .
Bahamas Film Studios. It
would effectively deprive Mr
Fuller and Ashby Corpora-
tion, the Bermuda-based ulti-
mate holding company for
the studios, of their major
asset, leaving them with noth-
ing to sell.

Some sources familiar with
the situation suggested that
revoking the lease could be
the best thing that the Gov-
ernment could do, given the
protracted, drawn-out nature
of the Bahamas FilmInvest
International contract.

One said that unless the
Government took such
action, it was likely that noth-
ing will have changed six
months from now, with Mr
Bethel’s group likely to be no
nearer to closing the deal.

One potential advantage, if
the Government decided
upon this course of action,
would be that it could consid-
er other options for the
Bahamas Film Studios other
than Bahamas FilmInvest
International and open the
process up to other potential
bidders.

However, given that Der
See Wolf, a German-pro-
duced movie, has just com-
mitted to using the Bahamas
Film Studios for its produc-
tion, any move to now revoke
the lease would be ill-judged,
given the negative publicity
fallout that would result for
this nation’s reputation in the
international film industry.

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TEACHING VACANCY
Temple Christian High School
Shirley Street

Invites applications from qualified Christian teachers for the
following positions for the 2008-2009 School Year.

-Journalism/Literature (Gr. 10-12)
-Religious Knowlege Bible (Gr. 7-12)
-Math (Gr. 7-12)

-Physics (Gr. 10-12)

-Agriculture (Gr. 7-9)

-Technical Drawing (Gr. 7-12)
-Accounts/Commerce/Economics (Gr. 10-12)
-Physical Education (Gr. 7-12)
-Spanish (Gr. 7-12)
-Geography/History(Gr. 10-12)
-Chemisrty :

-Business Studies (Gr. 10-12)
-Health Science (Gr.7-9)

-General Science (Gr. 7-9)
-Computer Studies (Gr. 7-12)
-Music (Gr. 7-12)

-Biology (Gr.10-12)

-Language Arts/Literature (Gr.7-12)
-Art/Craft (Gr. 7-12)

-Food Nutrition (Gr. 10-12)
-Clothing Construction (Gr. 10-12)
-Social Studies (Gr. 7-9)

-Home Economics (Gr. 7-9)

Applicants must:

A. Be a practicing born-again Christian who is willing
to subscribe to the Statement of Faith of Temple
Christian School
Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education or higher
from a recognized College or University in area of
specialization.

Have a valid Teacher’s Certificate or Diploma

Have at least two years teaching experience in the
relevant subject area with excellent communication
skills.

Applicants must have the ability to prepare students .
for all examinations to the BJC/BGCSE levels.

Be willing to participate in high school’s extra
curricular programmes.

Application must be picked up at the High School Office
on Shirley+Street and be returned with a full curriculum
vitae, recent coloured photograph and three references to:

Mr. Neil Hamilton

The Principal
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P.O.Box N-1566 om

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Reporter

BAHA Mar is considering
some 28 proposed restaurant
and dining options, all with
varying price points, for its $2.6
billion Cable Beach develop-
ment, company executives
revealed. :

Robert Sands, Baha Mar’s
senior vice-president for
administration and external
affairs, told a Town Meeting
on the project that the devel-
opers were examining the mix
of restaurants and retail expe-
riences they wanted to have.

He added that there were 28
proposed restaurant and dining
options within the resort cam-

SS

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pus, and said he was sure that
number would include some
Bahamian outlets.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar was
poised to turn the current
Straw Market into a Pompey
artisan village, which would
also facilitate the sale of
Bahamian-inspired products
and souvenirs. The current
food and drink stalls located

near the Straw Market would
be converted into an Arawak
Cay-style experience.

“Anywhere where you have
access to now, you will still
have access in the new resort.
Of course,_there will be some
areas that will be reserved for
our guests, but that is some-
thing that would happen in any
hotel that you go in,” Mr Sands
said, pledging that Baha Mar
will remain open to Bahami-
ans.

In response to questions on
golf course access for Bahami-
ans, Mr Sands explained that
the facility would need to be
closed for an extended amount
of time to accommodate the
expansion, but once the new
course was completed, fees will
be negotiated.

He pointed out that
Bahamas Golf Federation
members had always enjoyed
more favourable rates, some-
thing that is unlikely to change.

Mr Sands said Baha Mar has
in every instance used Bahami-
an labour, talent and expertise.

Addressing the issue of
training and staff advance-

ment, Mr Sands said Baha Mar
was expected to provide at
least 10,000 persons with
employment.

“We estimate that at least 1
per cent of those persons will
have to always be expatriates,
simply because they bring the
brand standards, new innova-
tion and there is not significant
talent to fill all the positions.
But there will be training and
opportunities for Bahamians.”

Minster of works and trans-
port, Earl Deveaux, said that
with the supplemental Heads
of Agreement, the Govern-
ment was satisfied it had nego-
tiated the best possible deal in
the interests of the Bahamian
people. If there were areas
where people through there
should be more involvement
by Bahamians, he invited them
to address the matter with him.

Officials addressed a num-
ber of questions regarding the
role of Bahamians in the Baha
Mar development, which is
projected to inject some $14.8
billion into the Bahamas gross
domestic product (GDP) over:
20 years. :

a

Film Studios buyer:
We have the capital

FROM page 3B

The Bahamas Film Studios’
creditors, though, would not
be pleased if the Government
was to repossess the site, as it
Would remove the One’ piece

Of léVerage they had in an

attempt to recover the sums
owed.





Maa halen
ICMLA member

Both Islands by Design and
Phoenix Engineering, two
Bahamian engineering firms,
had obtained court injunc-
tions blocking the Bahamas
Film Studios’ sale unless the
debts they were owed were
paid first. Islands by Design

is thought to’ be owed'around™”’

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Revoking the lease will
effectively mean no sale can
take place, as Mr Fuller will
have no asset to dispose of,
depriving these creditors of
their main recovery avenue.

Apart from these creditors...
Mr Fuller and the Bahamas”

*Film Studios are also facing‘a ~

$2 million claim from the late
Mr Quigley’s estate.

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Bahamas golf courses charge
highest fees in the Caribbean



the Cable Beach Resorts golf 8 per cent of the total number in Bahamian courses also bene-

FROM peer One course.” the Caribbean - were in line _ fited from their affiliation with

Mr Sands pointed out that with regional feedback, accord- _ major tournaments, such as the

the least used rate for deter- many golf courses in the ing tothe KPMG survey. Michael Jordan Invitational that

ee ee Bahamas were privately owned Some 41 per cent of Bahami- _ took place on the One & Only
Adding that green fees could and part of members’ only pri- _an golf courses interviewees felt Ocean Club course.

not “be viewed in isolation”, vate clubs. the outlook was ‘excellent’, 39 “This augurs well for the pro-

Mr Sands said that for Baha The KPMG survey found _ per cent believed it was ‘good’ _ file of golf and the quality of
Mar’s existing golf course at that on average Bahamian golf and 20 per cent ‘medium’ or __ golf courses in the destination,”

Cable Beach, there were 4 courses employed 37 full-time, average. Mr Sands said.

whole plethora of rates” that and three part-time, staff, with Mr Sands said he felt the “They will be must-see facili-

were used. . the total 40-strong complement’ Bahamian golfing outlook was ties and will attract large
These included different rates slightly behind the regional “driven primarily” by the fact numbers of golfers to this

for different groups, such as average of 45. that many courses here were __ nation.”

casino rates, tour operator rates, Jamaica led the way with an designed by world-famous He acknowledged that the

preferential r ae ee average of 57 people employed brand names - the South Ocean _ tourism industry was working
members of the Bahamas Go per golf course, while Bermuda course by Greg Norman, and to make golf courses profit cen-

Federation. k for the Cable. 5 down at 34. the proposed Baha Mar and _ tres, saying this had traditional-
I rR epee as h Mt . Mr Sands said this was inline Albany ones by Jack Nicklaus ly not been the case at Cable’
Beach Resorts and Baha Mar, with staff contingent of 41 at and Ernie Els respectively. Beach.

and the highest rate we charge jhe Cable Beach Resorts’ exist-

att Bech for weilk-hs” ing golf course, describing these

Mr Sands said facilities as “labour intensive s .
“At the highest time of the CPCTAHORS . Tropical Submits fort Offer to counter MSC

warns . When it came to expectations
year, which is the winter sea- . P

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Yet another source, speaking to The Tribune on condition of
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“Tropical has submitted their own proposal to the Government
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MEA —
St Georges’ offer

FROM page one

March 11, 2008, to resolve the
dispute.

He added that no directive
was given, and “what the
court said was that if the par-
ties thought it was a good
idea, then the court sugges-
tion was that they should get
together and the court pro-
vide a room”.

Questioning why the St

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

George open offer was sent
to the media before the Hay-
ward family received it, Mr
Feldman added: “Our answer
to Mr Smith is that if he had
spent as much time and effort
in trying to resolve this dis-
pute as he has in his PR and
marketing machine, we would
have been settled long ago.

2007 / CLE/gen/0096

.

Common Law and Equity Division

BETWEEN

(COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED

Plaintiff

WILFRED A. TINKER

Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING
TAKE NOTICE that the Summons

filed herein the 14", day of June A.D.,
2007 which was scheduled to be heard
before the Deputy Registrar Donna Newton

in Chambers,

Floor. Ansbacher House,

East Street North on Friday the 8", day
of February A.D., 2008 at 12:00 in the
afternoon will now be heard on Friday the
29" day of February A.D., 2008 at 12:30

in the after-noon.

Dated this 13th, day of February, A.D. 2008

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas_.
Attorneys for the Plaintiff



“It is more of the same in
terms of Mr Smith’s strategy
in marketing the St George’s
as the good guys, and every-
thing in Freeport is the fault
of the others. Prejudicing the
public against Sir Jack and
others has been the order of
the day for Mr Smith.”

Among the critical pro-
posed terms in the St George
were that the St George
estate be recognised as a 50
per cent shareholder in the
GBPA and Port Group Ltd,
meaning that Sir Jack would
have to drop his claim. to 75

-per cent ownership - the

issue that prompted the rift
between the two parties.

In addition, the estate is
proposing that:

* The GBPA and Port
Group shares be registered
in the names of the estate
and the Hayward family. *
That all legal actions and
appeals be settled.

* That the receivers, BDO
Mann Judd accountants
Myles and Clifford Culmer,
be removed.

* That the Hayward family
and St George estate be
allowed to sell their 50 per
cent stakes to any bona fide
third-party purchaser, “as
long as they are legitimate,

receive all government
approvals, and it is a trans-
parent transaction”.

The Hayward family is
understood to have agreed
in principle to sell its 50 per
cent stake to Fleming Family
& Partners, the wealth man-
agement and private equity
firm.

Mr Smith added that the
St George estate was willing
to “enter into a sharehold-
ers’ agreement to provide for
equal representation” of its
side and the Haywards’ on
the GBPA, Port Group and
IDC Boards, and those of
their subsidiaries.

The estate is also propos-
ing that a “mutually accept-
able” chief executive be
appointed to run the Port
Group of Companies, and
Mr Smith added: “The agree-
ment will also provide for
some sort of tie-breaker in
the event of deadlock on the
Board, and shareholder pro-
tection provisions.”

He told The Tribune: “We
beg, we implore Sir Jack and
the defendant companies to
approach the offer to settle
in good faith, and we hope
the Government will support
our settlement initiative,
which has been motivated by
Justice Anita Allen’s contin-
uing encouragement to set-
tle.”

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Stocks rise as
investors dismiss
some concern
about inflation

BNEW YORK
Associated Press

STOCKS came off early losses
to finish higher Wednesday as
investors seemed to absorb
unpleasant signals about the
economy with equanimity and
draw comfort from the notion
that the Federal Reserve didn’t
appear overly concerned about
inflation.

A rebound in hard-hit stocks
of financial companies helped
fuel the session’s turnaround,
while an upbeat forecast from
Hewlett Packard Co. pulled tech-
nology issues higher and record
prices for oil gave a boost to
energy stocks.

Stocks began the day lower
amid concern about a rise in con-
sumer prices and lackluster read-
ings on home construction. But
observers said the economic fig-
ures ultimately didn’t prove all
that surprising given a recent run-
up in oil prices and the well-doc-
umented woes of the housing
sector.

Investors had already begun
to check some of their concerns
when minutes from the Fed’s
meetings last month indicated
the central bank didn’t seem to
be extremely worried about infla-
tion. The apparent lack of urgent
concern that lower interest rates
would foment a.rise in prices was
perhaps welcome given the latest
readings on consumer prices and
the rise in oil.

The absence of surprises from
the Fed minutes underscored the
notion that policyamkers will first
address the flagging economy
and worry later about inflation
and allowed investors to perhaps
snap up some bargains and focus
on upbeat news.

Thomas J. Lee, equities ana-
lyst at JPMorgan said the Fed’s
deliberations indicate the central
bank could quickly step in to
address inflation should that
become necessary but that
shoring up the economy would
remain its immediate concern.

“It’s a very different Fed. It’s
not a Greenspan Fed. Gradual-
ism is out,” Lee said.

According to preliminary cal-
culations, the Dow rose 90.04, or
0.73 percent, to 12,427.26.

Broader stock indicators also
moved higher. The Standard &
Poor’s 500 index advanced 11.25,
or 0.83 percent, to 1,360.03, and
the Nasdaq composite index rose
20.90, or 0.91 percent, to 2,327.10.

Bond prices fell Wednesday.
The yield on the 10-year Trea-
sury note, which moves opposite
its price, rose to 3.89 percent
from 3.87 percent late Tuesday.
The dollar was higher against
most major currencies, while
gold prices fell.

Light, sweet crude oil on the

New York Mercantile Exchange ©

rose 73 cents to settle at a record

$100.74 a barrel. Oil closed above °

$100 for the first time Tuesday,
derailing a stock market rally and
renewing Wall Street’s inflation
concerns. :

‘ Economic news initially sent
stocks lower Wednesday. The
Labor Department reported a
0.4 percent increase in the con-
sumer price index, and a 0.3 per-
cent increase in the core con-

. sumer price index, which strips

out often-volatile energy and
food prices. The increases came
in slightly higher than economists
surveyed by Thomson Finan-
cial/IFR had anticipated.

Investors have at times shown
concern that inflation could
accelerate at the same time the
economy suffers under. tough
credit conditions. The phenome-
non of slowing growth and surg-
ing prices is known as stagfla-
tion.

The housing data for a time
also weighed on investors. The
Commerce Department reported
that housing starts rose by 0.8
percent in January, but only after
plunging by a downwardly
revised 14.8 percent in Decem-
ber. Building permits, a more
forward-looking indicator, fell
by 3 percent.

Sa te

THE TRIBUNE,
February 21st, 2008

SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE AND RESEARCH

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the posts of:

‘

LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER IN SURGERY

Candidates should be a medical graduate from a recognized and accredited
University, with a qualification in Surgery, and significant clinical experience at
the highest levels in their surgical specialty, well thought of by peers and in current
clinical practice. He/she must be a good team player with strong leadership skills
as well as professional and interpersonal skills, undergraduate and postgraduate
training and research experience, record of excellence in surgical experience,
teaching, research and publications. ;

The successful applicant will be required to:
° Lead in and coordinate the teaching of surgery to undergraduates and
postgraduates (for the MB BS and DM surgery);
Lead and mentor research in surgical disciplines;
Participate in the surgical services of the Princess Margaret Hospital
(a 600-bed public and teaching hospital.

LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER IN EPIDEMIOLOGY,
RESEARCH UNIT.

Candidates should have training at the masters or doctoral level in epidemiology. It
is highly desirable for the candidate to have interest and competence in teaching at
the undergraduate level in community health and family medicine, and overseeing
the research component of all postgraduate programmes. Experience in the design
and conduct of epidemiological projects including demonstrated ability to attract
research grants would be an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of
the programme in chronic non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular
disease risk while establishing collaborative projects with other researchers and
units within the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the wider UWI research

community.

The successful applicants will be expected to assume duties June 1, 2008.

Application letter along with curriculum vitae giving full particulars of qualifications,
experience, nationality, names and address of three referees and copies of degrees
should be sent by electronic mail to: hrmd.sed@uwimona.edu.jm or to the Human
Resource Officer, Staffing & Placement, Human Resource Management Division,
The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7. In order to expedite the selection
process, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send reports under confidential
cover to the above address without waiting to be contacted. The final date for receipt of

applications is February 29, 2008.





Investment Opportunity Must Sell lot No. 51,
Dorsetteville, Bamboo Town

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 51, of the

subdivision known as Dorsetteville, the said subdivision situated in the southern

district. of New Providence Bahamas. Located on the subject property is a

structure comprising of an approximately 20yr old duplex apartment comprising

of approximately 1,641 sq. ft of enclosed living space which includes two 2-

bedrooms, 1-bath, kitchen, living & dining rooms units. and an approximately

9yr old one bedroom apartment building comprising of 382 sq. ft with bath,

kitchen, living/dining room. the land is on a grade and level; the site appears

: to be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding during annual

heavy rainy periods of the year. The grounds are fairly kept with improvements of concrete parking area & concrete walkways
around the premises. The yard is enclosed with chained linked fencing at the sides and back.

Appraisal: $202,225.40

Traveling south on East Street from Soldier Road, turn right at Porky's Service Station [Victoria Blvd]. Travel pass the third
corner on the left, the subject property will be the 9th on the left side. Painted green trim white.

Lot No. 1056 Pinewood Gardens Subdivision

All that lot of land having an area of 5,000 sq ft, being lot no. 1056 of the
subdivision known as Pinewood Gardens, the said subdivision situated in
the southern district of New providence Bahamas. Located on this property
is a structure comprising of an approximately 10 yr old single family residence
consisting of approximately 1,205 sq. ft of enclosed living space with 3-

and covered front porch. the land is slightly elevated to disallow the possibility
of flooding. the grounds are fairly kept:

Appraisal: $144,977.00
Traveling south on East Street to Sapodilla Boulevard, turn right at thatch Palm
ae turn left onto Rosewood Street, the subject property is the second on the right hand side painted blue trimmed
white.

BLACKWOOD, ABACO
All that lot of land having an area of approximately 258,064 sq. ft. This property is yet to reach its highest and best use. It is
ideally suited to single or multi-family development as is the nature of surrounding properties within the community. The site
may also serve well as a commercial site as the area remains un-zoned the property remains largely in its original state. It is

covered with low brush-and broad leaf coppice vegetation intersperse with broad strands of mature Yellow Pine indigenous
to'the area. The property is well drained and represents no immediate flooding danger under normal conditions.

APPRAISAL: $219,354.40
The subject property is vacant and is situated at the Southeastern entrance of the Community of Blackwood, Abaco. The
property is undivided and comprises approximately 6 acres of a larger tract of land of approximately 26 acres. j

Lot B, Wilson Street, Rock Crusher

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

Appraisal: $97,214.00
Traveling West on Farrington Road take a right after the P.L.P. headquarters, go about midways through
to Wilson Street, go though the corner all the way to the dead end. The property is located behind the chain
linked fence at the back of the yard.

NORTH ELEUTHERA HEIGHTS (ELEUTHERA)

Lot #20 approximately 11,200 sq. ft., and bounded on North by Early Settler Drive and South by Deal Investment
Ltd., this is a single family zoning and 50 ft., above sea level. This site encompasses a foundation with plumbing
and roughing inplace and well compacked quarry fill. The concrete floor has not been poured as yet. The

foundation is 2,511 sq. ft. Lot #20 situated 1.5 miles east wardly of the Bluff Settlement. The said lot is vacant
and a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean.
Appraisal: $41,275.00

Mee OM MT TOR Ulm COLLECT Clef
Philip White @ 502-3077 email philip. white@scotiabank.com or
Harry Collie @ 502-3034 email harry.collie@scotiabank.com ¢ Fax 356-3851
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 7B

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY



THE TRIBUNE,
February 21st, 2008

MISCELLANEOUS PROPERTIES




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



Lot No. 3 Yamacraw

Beach Estates
All that lot of land having an area of 10,000 sq ft, being lot
no. 3 in Yamacraw Beach Estates, in the said subdivision
situated in the eastern district of New Providence Bahamas.
Located on the subject property is a single-storey triplex
building comprising of 3 units with two 2-bedrooms, 1-
bathroom, living, dining, kitchen apartments unit and one
unit being used as a barber and beauty salon. the land is
on a grade and level; however the site appears to be
sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding
during annual heavy rainy periods of the year,
Appraisal: $313,016.00
Traveling south on Fox Hill Road, go pass Yamacraw
Hill Road and Joe Farrington Road. The subject property is located on the left hand side of Fox Hill road painted
white trimmed brown.



Eleuthera Island Shores Subdivision LOT NO. 1,
BLOCK NO. 45,
SHORES

All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of
9,644 sq. ft. being lot #1 in block 45, Section “E” in
the subdivision called and known as Eleuthera Island
Shores Subdivision, situated in the vicinity of Hatchet
Bay Harbour, on the island of Eleuthera, one of the
islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahams. This
site encompasses a two storey building which is
approximately 14 yrs old and is abandoned. There is
a wooden landing approximately 7’-4” wide by 20’-
0” on the upper level, approximately 1,610 sq. ft. of

’ enclosed living space, with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms,
front room, dining room, den, kitchen, and utility room. The wooden parch on the upper level is approximately 148sq.
ft. There is also a water cistern under the dining room floor area. All utilities and services available.

Appraisal: $151,007.00

This property is situated in Eleuthera Island Shores.

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

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





(Lot No. 62, Lower Bogue) ELEUTHERA

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

Appraisal: $229,426.00
This ‘property is situated on the western side of Eleuthera
Highway in the settlement of Lower Bogue.





DUNDAS TOWN (ABACO)

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

Appraisal: $265,225.00





LOT NO. 12, BLOCK 3, MILLAR’S HEIGHTS
All that lot of land having an area of 7,500 sq. ft., being lot
12, of the subdivision known and designated as Millar’s
Heights, situated in the Southwestern district of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 25
yr old single family residence consisting of approximately
2,375 sq. ft of enclosed living space with three 2-bedrooms,
{-bathroom, living/dining rooms, and kitchen apartment
complex. The land is on a grade and level and appear to

during annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are fairly



pathway and low shrubs. The yard is enclosed with chain linked fencing at the back and southern sides.
Appraisal: $239,500.00

Traveling west on Carmichael Road, enter West Avenue, on the South side immediately after Topps Laundromat. Take

first right which is Wimpole St., go around the curve on the left which is London Avenue, traveling south on London

Avenue the subject property is the 9th building on the right before the T, Junction (high street) the subject building is

an L shape triplex, painted green, trimmed white.










be sufficiently elevated to disallow the possibility of flooding .

kept, with improvements including parking area, walking .



LOT NO. #7, BOILING HOLE SUBDIVISION
All that piece parcel or lot of land and inprovements situated
on the Island of Eleuthera, North of Governor’s Harbour,
comprising of Lot No. 7 in the Boiling Hole Subdivision and
comprising of approximately 10,000 sq. ft:, this site
encompasses:a 17 years old duplex with each unit consisting
of 2-bedrooms; 1 bathroom, frontroom, diningroom and kitchen
with a gross floor area of approximately 1,474.20 sq. ft. and
: covered porch area of approximately 164.70 sq. ft. this duplex °
is oe e was built in accordance with the plan and specification as

me wi] annroved, and at a standard that was acceptable to the Ministry
Of Public Works. This structure is in good condition. Each apartment could be rented at $800.00 per month. The
land is landscaped and planted with ficus trees, but needs some manicuring. :

APPRAISAL: $153,521.00 ‘

















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

block wall to the front.

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



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

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

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

HAMILTON’S, LONG ISLAND
All that piece parcel or lot of land and improvements situated
in the settlement of Hamilton's in the Island of Long Island,
and comprising of approximately 13,547 sq. ft. and is elevated
approximately 7-8 ft above sea level. This site encompasses
a 35yr structure. A simple style home consisting of two
bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room.
the home however is consisted of 2 separate constructions;
613.60 sq. ft of concrete construction and 624 sq. ft of wooden
construction all amenities are to the property such as electricity,
water, cable and telephone.
Appraisal: $67,000.00. .
The property is accessed by the main Queen's Highway.

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

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



LOT'NO=382 WINTON MEADO'
All that piece parcel or lot of land having an area of 8,300 sq. ft. being

said subdivision situated in the Eastern District of the Island of New
Providence, Bahamas. This property is comprised of a 24 year old single
family residence with an attached efficiency (formerly the carport)
consisting of approximately 2,675 sq. ft. of enclosed living area, front
porch-198 sq. ft., back patio-380. The building is a two storey house.
Besides the efficiency apartment, the house is comprised of 3-bedrooms,
3-bathrooms, inclusive of a master bedroom suite upstairs. Foyer, front
room, dining room, family room, powder room, utility room, breakfast
nook and kitchen downstairs. Climate control is provided by ducted
central air conditioning, with air circulation enhanced by ceiling fans
and other amenities. Quality of construction: Average. Standard of
maintenance: Average. Effective age: seven years (7) the land is on flat terrain; however the site appears to be sufficiently elevated to
disallow the possibility of flooding under normal weather condition, including annual heavy rainy periods. The grounds are well kept,
with improvements including neatly maintained lawns with flowering trees, and a concrete garden/storage shed, which is located in the
backyard. The yard is enclosed along the sides with chain-link fencing, and concrete block walls that are topped with metal railings,
and metal gates at the front and back. ‘ ’
APPRAISAL: $351,044.00

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





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

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

VACANT PROPERTIES



Lot No. 15, Block 10, Winton Heights
All that lot of vacant land having an area of 17,144 sq ft, of the subdivision known as Winton Heights situated
in the oe District of New Providence Bahamas. This property is rectangular in shape and zoned multi family
- single family.
‘ Appraisal: $171,440.00
This property is about 230ft West of Sassoon Drive and is about the third lot on the North Side of Hill Side Road.

Island Harbour Beach, Exuma

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

Appraisal: $80,000.00

Rainbow Subdivision Lot No. 3, Block 27
All that vacant lot of land having an area of approximately 14,052.59 sq. ft. being lot no. 3, block 27, section b, of Rainbow
Subdivision with residential zoning. This property is bounded about 103.44 ft north by Queens Highway, and 137.02
ft. East and about 99.94, ft south of Rainbow Hill Circle. 139.91 ft West. All utilities and services available.
Appraisal: $40,328.00

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

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

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

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

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NEW PROVIDENCE

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










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No. 17 WESTRIDGE ESTATES Appraisal: $930,000.00













All that lot of land having an
area of 30000 square feet,
being lot Number 17 of the
subdivision known as
Westridge Estates Addition.
Situate in the Western District

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on the island of New
Providence.
Located on the = subject
. property is a newly
: ~ constructed single story

feet of living space with a three Car Garagestructure comprising 6,000
The building is 75% completed and comprises five bedrooms, four and a
half baths study, living/dining, family room, kitchen, laundry and generator
reom.

Location: From SuperValue West Bay, take the road heading west into Westridge, take
the first corner on the Right, Westridge Drive. Subject property will be about the
seventh on the right hand side of the road.

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Lot #18 BLOCK #27 VENICE BAY Appraisal $383,855.00

All that lot of land having an area of
12,225 square feet, being lot #18 Block
#27 of the subdivision known as Venice
‘Bay Annex, situate in the Western
District of New Providence. The
property is on a level grade and zoned
Jas multi family residential. Located on ,
the subject property is a cluster of
buildings comprising a completed unit
at the front of the property, a middle
section consisting two town houses <<
about 80% completed and designated © ‘
units 3 and 4 and is the subject of this appraisal. This section has a square
footage of approximately 2,490 square feet and a porch of 200 square feet.
Directions: Take Carmichael Road heading West, turn onto Bacardi Road heading
South. Proceed past Millers Pond. Just before reaching Bacardi, turn Right onto
paved road just past the pond. Subject is located on the Right hand side of the road.

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LOT No. 21B FRASER ALLOTMENT
OFF SOLDIER ROAD

Appraisal: $303,000.00

. The subject property
consisting of 8,400
square feet is
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. split leveled home
© with 1925 square
\\ feet of floor area on
the ground floor, a
porch area of 437
square feet and
second floor area of
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building is of sound construction and completed in its entirety. The
ground floor comprises 2 bedrooms, one bath, a kitchen, dining and
family room. The second floor comprises two bedrooms, one bath, living
and dining areas. _

Directions to property: Heading East on Soldier Road, turn left onto first paved road
opposite Lowes Wholesale, 2nd to last house on the road with chain linked fence.

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Appraisal: $125,000.00

Lot 46 contains 5,000 sq. ft. The
property contains a 22 year old
single storey residence of 1,460
sq. ft of enclosed living space.
This includes three bedrooms,
two bathrooms, living, dining,
kitchen and laundry room.

Directions: The subject property is located on the Western side of Tobago
Crescent, within six hundred feet southwest of Prince Charles Drive.

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#7 MALCOLM ROAD > Appraisal: $156,747.50

Lot 18, House #7, Malcolm Road
West having an area of 5,000 square
feet. Existing thereon is a 40-year-
old split leveled residence divided
into five (5) one bedroom, one
bathroom, apartments, four located
on the main floor and one on the
upper portion is made of durock and
is about 50% complete. The building
is in fair condition and is in serious
need of maintenance.

Directions: From Baillou Hill Road heading South pass S.C. McPherson School,
take Malcolm Road heading East. Pass the first corner on the left to House #7
painted white trimmed green.

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FAITH AVENUE & CARMICHAEL ROAD
Lot 1B - Appraisal: $286,000.
The property is located near the , x
Faith Avenue and Carmichael Road
junction.

The neighbourhood consists of
Single Family, MultiFamily, and :
Commercial Business. Located
thereon is an 18 year old single |
family dwelling consisting three |
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living,
dining, utility and storage rooms |
and kitchen.





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

Subject property contains 5,979
sq ft. Situated thereon is a 14
year old single family residence
containing 773 sq ft of enclosed
living space. This includes two |
bedrooms, one bathroom, living 3
and dining rooms, kitchen and
utility room.
Directions: Travelling west on Boyd Road, turn into Franklyn Avenue,
turn right at the T-junction, turn left at the second T junction, house is
the second property on the left white trimmed with burgandy. .
















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Lot 1440 GOLDEN GATES 2

Located on this 6,000 square feet
property is split level single family

dwelling comprising four bedrooms, |
two and a half bathrooms, living and |
dining rooms, kitchen and TV room. |
Attached to the main house are two |
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Executive styled house which has
been converted into three units.
The first unit features an open
plan in the outer area consisting
of living, dining with sunken floor,
kitchen, and powder room. The
inner area consists of three |
bedrooms, three baths including a
master suit and master bath,
consisting of a large Jacuzzi,
shower and walk in closets.The second unit consists of two bedrooms, one
bath, living, dining, kitchen, office area. The third unit consists of an open
plan with kitchen, living, bedroom and a private bedroom.

Added features: Enclosed pool, central air condition, courtyard, and fenced
in patios. ;
Directions to property: Take Prince Charles heading east, turn at the light at the
intersection of Seabreeze and Prince Charles Drive, Golf Course Boulevard, take
third corner on the right, Bay Cedar Avenue then take second corner on left, Darling
Plum Grove, subject will be about the 5th property on the left.

FREEPORT

Lot 188 SCOTT AVE, EAST SECTION 1 SUBDIVISION,
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $140,000.00

The subject lot is
approximately 12,322 square
feet. Situated on this
property is a single story
single family dwelling. of
2,800 square feet of living
space. This includes a small
front porch, a large foyer, a
\ sunken living. recom = with
fireplace and chimney, a
» dining area, a_ full service
~\ kitchen, a family room with
<““U adjoining laundry and

storage room. A hallway with linen closets, a hallway bathroom. Three
auxillary bedrooms with closets and a master bedroom with walk-in
closet and private bathroom.

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FAIRWAY MANOR CONDOMINIUM Appraisal: $73,000.00

Appraisal $638,676.00

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Located on this 72x102 feet property is a 16 years old single family
dwelling comprising 1,490 square feet of living. space. This includes, a
living, dining and laundry -room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a garage and entrance porch.

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Lot 67 Block 7
BAHAMIA WEST REPLAT

Located on this .30 of an acre
property is a newly built 1,900
square feet of living space single
family dwelling comprising an
entrance porch, four bedrooms, |
two bathrooms and kitchen; a
living, dining, powder and laundry
room with adequate closet and
storage space.



Appraisal: $219,614.00



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Lot 12 Block 13 Unit 2
GREENING GLADE
FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA

Located on this .35 of an acre
property is a sixteen-year-old s
single family residence sf
comprising four bedrooms, two | .
bathroams, living, dining, ©
storage, utility and = laundry |
.rooms; there is a foyer, kitchen
and den. The total area of living
space is 3,016 square feet.

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FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA oe $185.000.00

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is 90x100 or 9,000 sq.
ft. Located thereon is a&..
single storey single
family . dwelling of -
approximately 1,900 sq.
ft. of living space.'
Accommodations
include a front porch, a foyer, living and dining rooms, kitchen with
pantry, family roam with utility closet, master bedroom with Jacuzzi
bathroom with an additional two bedrooms and two bathrooms.





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Lot No. 37 BLOCK 33

CHURCHILL COURT, BAHAMIA MARINA

& BAHAMIA 4 SUBDIVISION, FREEPORT,

GRAND BAHAMA Appraisal: $337,000.00

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All that lot of land having an area of 16,533 sq. ft. being lot No. 37 of the
subdivision known ahd designated as Bahamia Marina and Bahamia Section
4 Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located on this property is a
structure comprising a 3 year old duplex structure which covers
approximately (3,058) square feet. Apartment consisting of two 2-bedrooms,
2-bathroom with private Jacuzzi in master. bath, spacious living and dining
room, full service cltchen, a laundry and utility room, foyer/hallway with linen
and storage closet. The property is fully secured by six foot plastic coated
chain-link fence runs along the side and rear and adjoins the painted 4 foot
wall, with 5 foot pillars at front with electronic gate.

LOT No. 13, BLOCK KN, UNIT 1
BAHAMIA NORTH SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $40,000.00

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

GREENING GLADE SUBDIVISION Appraisal: $75,000.00

All that piece parcel and lot of land described as lot 7 block 21,
Albacore Drive, Victoria Place and Mid Chipman Road, Unit 2, Greening
Glade Subdivision, Freeport, Grand Bahama. The lot contains 20,580
sq. ft. and zoned as multi-family residential.

LINCOLN GREEN, CANEBY CLOSE Appraisal: $38,500.00

Unit 5, Block 17, Lot #48 — Single family residence, Clearwater Close.
Locaied on fresh water canal. Approximately 17,404 sq. ft.

‘ seven hundred and eighty

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 9B

FREEPORT

Lot 5, Block 6, Unit 2
GREENING GLADE DRIVE

The subject lot contains an
approximate area of (17,789
sq. ft) seventeen thousand



Appraisal: $245,827.00

nine sq. ft. or 41 of an acre.
Situated thereon is a single
storey, single family dwelling
of conventional concrete
blocks and poured concrete.
Accommodations are three bedrooms, three and a half baths,
living, dining, full service kitchen with centre island stove with a
snack counter opened into a family room, exiting to an opened
patio at the rear. Adjourning the patio is a study, laundry room and
single car garage. The structure contains approximately 2,567 sq.
ft of living space.

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

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



Appraisal: $170,000.00



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

The subject property is located on Ask
Kingway Road and is. developed , wh
with an area of 20,000 square feet.

Situated thereon is a residence
comprised of 3,645 square feet of |
living accommodations, inclusive VA
of 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, with
laundry and utility spaces and a
two bedroom one bath guest
cottage of 600 square feet. The
property is fenced with white
picket fencing and has a Gazebo at
the highest portion of the property.








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NORTH PALMETTO POINT

All that piece parcel or lot of land and
improvements situated to the West of WY
the Settlement of North Palmetto Point, ; ‘
on the Island of Eleuthera. The total
area is approximately 8,178 square |
feet. Situated on the property is a 26. |
‘year-old building, comprising |
approximately 1,263 square feet o
enclosed living space and a basement ‘
area of 144 square feet. Three
bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, §
dining room, kitchen, utility room, and |
beauty parlour {an additional 480 square feet).

Appraisal: $134,822.00

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Employment Opportunity

The Clifton Heritage Authority is seeking the services of an individual to fill the position of
Managing Director in accordance with Section 15 of the Clifton Heritage Authority Act
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The individual would be required to provide executive leadership, supervision and
direction to units of the Clifton Heritage Authority’s offices and the Heritage Park,
while ensuring, the research and promotion of its historical, cultural and natural
resources.









Duties and Responsibilities:

° Responsible for the implementation of policies, programs and goals and objectives for
the efficient management of the Clifton Heritage Authority.

° Ensures the development and implementation of a strategic plan for the management
of the Clifton Heritage Park ensuring that accepted operating standards and
practices are employed.

° Coordinate and supervise all activities related to safety issues, best environmental
practices, and all matters related to the preservation of historic structures and
conservation of natural resources at the park.

° Serve ad Principal Advisor to the Clifton Heritage Authority Board on matters and

issues relative to the maintenance and upkeep of the park.

Oversee and coordinate all public and private use of facilities and recreational spaces

at the Clifton Heritage Park and establish user fees.

Liaise with other government, non-government, regional and international agencies to

explore opportunities to promote the sustainable development and management of

the Clifton Heritage Park.

Direct and coordinate the employment of staff, develop and implement operating

policies, standards and procedures to ensure performance and maintain a stable

working environment.

Conduct periodic assessments of facilities and infrastructure and recommend

improvements or repairs as necessary. \

Prepare and submit a monthly report to the Board of Directors on the operations of

the Authority.

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TENDER SECURITY SERVICES

The Clinton Heritage Authority invites proposals
from suitably qualified Companies for the provi-
sion of security services at the Clifton Heritage

National Park.






Interested companies can collect a specification
document from the Authority’s office in the Collin’s
House Complex, with entrance on Collins Avenue,
between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Mon-

day through Friday.









Tenders must be sealed in an envelope marked
“TENDER FOR SECURITY SERVICES" and
delivered for the attention of:





Dr. Keith Tinker
Secretary
The Clifton Heritage Authority
P.O. Box EE 15082
Nassau, Bahamas
Telephone: 325-1505










Bids should reach the Authority's office by
5:00 p.m. on 22 February, 2008.





Companies submitting bids are invited to attend
a bid opening on Tuesday, 26 February, 2008 at
10:00 a.m. at the Administrative Office, Collins

Avenue.





The Clifton Heritage Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all tenders.




BAHA MAR

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EE Rogue trader’s bets

started last August

@ By NICOLA CLARK
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

_ PARIS — New details about
the actions of a former trader
accused of making billions of
dollars of unauthorized bets at
the French bank Societe Gen-
erale showed that he exposed
the bank to a significant trading
loss in July, six months earlier
than the bank has acknowl-
edged.

According to a French court
document obtained by The
International Herald Tribune,
the trader, Jerome Kerviel,
exposed the bank to a trading
loss of 2.156 billion euros ($3.16
billion) as of July 31, and a
profit of 500 million euros a
month later, August 31.

Societe Generale, which is
preparing to release Wednes-
day the findings of its inquiry
into the unauthorized trades,
has revealed details of Kerviel’s
profits and losses dating only
to December 31. The bank has
said it booked 1.4 billion euros
in profit in the fourth quarter
from his unauthorized trades,
and lost 4.82 billion euros in
January from unwinding his
bets.

Melody Jeannin, a Societe
Generale spokeswoman,
declined to comment on any
gains or losses linked to
Kerviel’s trading positions
beyond what the bank has
already publicly disclosed.
Jeannin also would not say
whether the discovery of the
trading losses and gains for July

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Baha Mar Development Company Ltd. seeks to hire a

Project/Construction Manager

The Project/Construction Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising
and coordinating the work of consultants, contractors and sub-trades as required
for various projects. They must ensure that the projects meet design, budget,

schedule and quality requirements.

.The successful applicant will be responsible for:

¢ Ensuring the trade contractors are carrying out their work in accordance with
the Contract, including approved method statements and other approved
documents relating to Health & Safety, environmental issues and quality.
Facilitating the work of the contractors, so far as possible, by ensuring the
necessary logistic arrangements are set up and operating

Interfacing between contractors
Recording. the progress of work and valuation

Carrying out inspections with the contractor to verify that work is in accordance
with the approved standards. Escort other parties, (Local Authority, Consultants,

Clients etc) as requested, to participate in inspections.

Conducting or participating in site meetings as requested and provide written

records.

Creating and executing project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet

changing needs and requirement.

Identifying resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities
Managing day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope

Minimizing exposure to risk
Managing project budget
Analyzing project cost

Qualifications include:

Extensive knowledge of the general construction industry and the sub trades
Extensive knowledge of construction legal issues including contracts, liens,

labor standards, retainage and other related topics |

Ability to perform project management duties for construction projects up to
$150,000,000 effectively and efficiently including but not limited to Budgeting,

Scheduling, QA, Submittals, etc

Ability to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems on projects before they

become major issues.

Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time while maintaining attention

to detail
Ability to work in stressful situations

Ability to juggle departmental resources to meet deadlines

Ability to read and interpret financial reports

Ability to consistently prepare accurate cost estimates

Ability to successfully negotiate with owner’s, architects, engineers,

subcontractors and suppliers

Ensure Design and Budget is compatible.
Development of assigned Bid Packages

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mitigates team conflict and communication problems

Motivates team to work together in the most efficient manner

Please forward your curriculum vitae with salary requirements via e-mail to the

Human Resources Manager at hr@bahamar.com
or fax to (242) 677-9100 no later than February 21, 2008.

All responses will be held in the strictest confidence.



and August might lead the
bank to restate its financial
results for the third quarter.
According to the document,
Kerviel entered eight large
transactions into the bank’s
computers December 12, con-
sisting of four purchases of

unspecified financial instru-,

ments and four sales. It was the
eventual unwinding of these
eight operations from Jan. 21 to
January 23 that led to the loss
of 4.82 billion euros (more than
$7 billion) announced last
month. The timeline indicates
that Kerviel continued to place
new unauthorized bets after his
supervisors were alerted to
potential problems. Eurex, the
German bourse, cofmmunicated
with Societe Generale’s com-
pliance department from
November 7 to December 10
over the exchange’s questions
about Kerviel’s trading activi-
ties.

French ihvastivators are
preparing to question more of
Kerviel’s supervisors. A bro-
ker who frequently cleared
Kerviel’s trades, Moussa Bakir,
was recently arrested and ques-
tioned by the financial author-
ities about evidence suggesting
he was aware of at least some
of Kerviel’s activities. Bakir has
been released.

On Tuesday, the bank also
confirmed that investigators
were looking into the possible
existence of a second broker,
referred to in messages by
Kerviel and Bakir as “Mat.”

The disclosures of Kerviel’s
positions appear in a February
8 written summary of evidence
that Paris appeals court judges
used to justify placing Kerviel
in pretrial custody while the
investigation continued.

Jean-Martin Folz, an inde-
pendent director named Janu-
ary 31 to head a crisis surveil-
lance committee at the bank,
is to release Wednesday a
report identifying lapses in the
bank’s control or reporting pro-
cedures.

Risk management experts
said the futures markets where
Kerviel was active were liquid,
with daily trading volumes val-
ued in the hundreds of billions
of dollars: This allows individ-
ual traders to assume very large
positions without drawing
much attention. Still, a loss of
the size that was on Kerviel’s
trading book in July would
have been unlikely to escape
notice in Societe Generale’s
back office, they said.

“Large losses would have
mplied very large margin calls,
which the bank would have had
to cover in cash,” said Jean
Dermine, a specialist in asset
and liability management at
Insead, a leading French busi-
ness school.

Jean-Pierre Mustier, chief
executive of Societe Generale’s
investment banking division,
did not return calls seeking
comment. Mustier and two oth-
er Societe Generale executives
ensnared.in the Kerviel affair

' MUST SELL
VACANT PROPERTY

Lot #14721 comprising 10,000 sq.ft. in area with
83 frontage on Zinnia Road and_120 feet on
Eastward Drive in Bahama Sound of Exuma Océan

Addition West, Exuma Bahamas

The property is undeveloped and is
located 1 mile south of Emerald Bay
and The Four Seasons Resort.

For conditions of the sale and any other
information, please contact:
Credit Risk Management — Collection Unit at:
Phone: 356-1685 or 356-1608,
Nassau, Bahamas

Interested persons should submit
offers in writing addressed to:

The Manager, Credit Risk Management - Collection
Unit, P.O. Box N-7518, Nassau, Bahamas

Serious enquiries only



are also expected to come

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under the spotlight Wednesday ..

at a trial in Paris, which

involves a six-year-old lawsuit
brought against the bank by a -

former trader at its American
subsidiary, SG Cowen.

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The employee, Guillaume 2

Pollet, was fired in 2001 after

he was found to have traded ‘
on insider information and to ‘

have produced false documen-

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Pollet, who was found guilty in -

a New York court and spent |
11 months in jail, claims that ,

his superiors, including Musti-
er and the co-heads of equities
and derivatives trading, Luc
Francois and Christophe
Mianne, were aware of his
actions and in some cases even
ordered him to execute the ille-

gal trades. Francois was dis- ‘
missed after Kerviel’s actions ©

came to light.

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The slow drip of new details 2

about Kerviel’s previous trad-

ing activity is likely to add to
the pressure on Daniel Bou-
ton, the chief executive of the
bank, who has twice offered to
resign to take responsibility for

the scandal. Bouton is expected »
to step down eventually, !
though bankers said the board 7

was unlikely to seek his depar-

ture before an offering of 5.5 :

billion euros of new shares is

complete. “They won’t accept 3

it at this stage of the game,
because they want the capital
increase to succeed,” said

Yves-Marie Laulan, a retired ;

Societe Generale executive,

who once was in charge of risk 3

management. “But in six

months to a year, when public
interest in the case has sub-
sided, he will probably find a °
way to leave discreetly.”

The Tribune wants to hear
from people who are
making news in their
neighbourhoods. Perhaps
you are raising funds for a
good cause, campaigning
for improvements in the
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 13B

Warehouses make home on the ranch

@ By TERRY PRISTIN
c.2008 New York Times
News Service

LEBEC, Calif. — Anyone who
has ‘traveled between Los Ange-
les and San Francisco along Inter-
state 5 has driven along the west-
ern flank of Tejon Ranch, a vast
expanse of luminous oak-studded
hills that divides the southern and
central portions of the state.
Occupying about 270,000 acres,
or 432 square miles, Tejon Ranch,
named for the Spanish word for
“badger,” is the largest contigu-
ous parcel of privately owned
land in California. More than a
century and a half after it was
consolidated from four ranches
created through Mexican land
grants, Tejon is still a working
farm and ranch, where cattle
graze and wine grapes, almonds,
pistachios and walnuts are grown.

In recent years, however, as
executives of the publicly held
Tejon Ranch Co. have sought to
diversify the ranch’s economic
activity, three giant warehouses
have sprouted near the freeway.
The largest, with 1.7 million
square feet, serves all of Ikea’s
furniture stores from San Diego
to Vancouver.

The warehouses are part of an
industrial complex designed to
compete with the distribution
centers in Riverside and San
Bernardino counties, east of Los
Angeles, where foreign-made
goods are trucked in from Cali-
fornia ports and stored until they
are delivered to retailers.

The latest addition is a 606,000-

square-foot warehouse built in
partnership with the Rockefeller
Development Group of New
York, a subsidiary of the Mit-
subishi Estate Company. Com-
pleted last week, the warehouse is
being marketed to permanent
tenants.

Two residential projects are
also in the pipeline. Tejon Moun-
tain Village, a resort with a golf
course and 3,400 luxury homes,
is to be developed with DMB
Associates of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Farther to the south, in Los
Angeles County, where one-fifth
of the ranch is situated (the rest is
in Kern County), the company is
working with a group of home
builders to develop a much larger
residential project, called Cen-
tennial, which would eventually
have 23,000 homes. Environmen-
tal impact reports on both pro-
jects will be submitted later this
year, ranch executives said.

The executives say they have
no further plans to carve up the
ranch for development. And in
2003, they agreed to set aside
100,000 acres of wilderness, an
area a little larger than Yosemite
Valley, for preservation. “That

‘was our effort to say, ‘We care,

we’vye been good stewards, and
we are prepared to make a com-
mitment to conservation,”’ said
Joseph E. Drew, a senior vice
president.

But many environmentalists
say the agreement does not go
far enough to protect a fragile
landscape, where several distinct
ecological regions converge. They
have also raised concerns about

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air quality, the availability of
water and the prospect that Cen-
tennial will turn into a bedroom
community, extending Los Ange-
les’ unmanageable sprawl to the
Tehachapi Mountains.

According to the Center for
Biological Diversity,a Tucson-
based group that unsuccessfully
attempted to block the planned
expansion of the industrial park,
the ranch is home to about 80
rare or endangered species,
including the bald eagle, the Cal-
ifornia spotted owl and the Cali-
fornia condor. Since the mid-
1980s, when the condor was on
the verge of extinction, the fed-
eral government has spent about
$40 million to increase its popu-
lation.

The Sierra Club has made con-
serving as much of Tejon Ranch
as possible its top priority for the
state, said BillCorcoran, a senior
regional representative. “There

is no other place like this in Cali-

fornia,” he said. “It offers an
unparalleled and irreplaceable
connection between the Sierra
Nevada and the Coast Ranges
and the high desert.”

What is needed is a conserva-
tion plan for the entire ranch,
Corcoran said. “We don’t want
to preserve a part of it without
understanding the fate of all of
it,” he said.

Drew said it would be too cost-
ly to develop a master plan that
would satisfy everyone. “We try-
ing to find a balance as best we
can, for a publicly traded private
company, to understand and
accommodate some of those
divergent views about what the
future of the ranch should be,”
he said:

The ranch’s management has
the support of the Trust for Pub-
lic Land, the national environ-
mental group that worked on the
2003 agreement to preserve the
100,000 acres, including a 37,000-
acre condor habitat and a 39-mile
hiking trail. “They take their
resources seriously,” said Reed
Holderman, executive director of
the California office.

The trust will buy the land from
Tejon Ranch for an as-yet undis-
closed price and subsequently
convey it to government agencies
and private donors. “This will be
one of the most significant acqui-
sitions in the history of Califor-
nia,” he said.

By the time the conservation
agreement was struck, the Tejon
Industrial Complex was already
well under way. In developing the
industrial park, Tejon executives
sought to take advantage of the
ranch’s location. It is about 110
miles north of the Port of Los
Angeles and 277 miles south of
the Port of Oakland, and not
adjacent to a residential commu-
nity, where homeowners might
complain about around-the-clock
operations, as they do in the so-
called Inland Empire, east of Los
Angeles.

Each day, ranch executives say,
20,000 trucks and 79,000 other
vehicles pass the ranch. Appro-
priately enough, the first tenant to
move into the complex, in 1999,
was a Petro Travel Center, where
a truck driver can get his laundry
done, visit a chiropractor, see a
second-run movie, buy clothes or
get an oil change.

In the years since, about 2.3
million square feet of warehouse
space has been developed, giving
the ranch a foothold in a growing
industry. As manufacturing jobs
have disappeared, the U.S. has
become increasingly dependent
on imported goods, particularly
from Asia, raising demand for
huge warehouses.

Driving this business is the
need that retailers feel to keep
their inventory current, said Bar-
ry G. Hibbard, a ranch vice pres-

ident. “Most of us take for grant-
ed that any product we want is
always available,” he said.

Ranch officials say that Bak-
ersfield, 38 miles to the northeast,
provides a ready source of labor
for distribution jobs, which are
surprisingly well-paying.

John Husing, a Redlands,
Calif., economist who specializes
in industries that move goods,
said the pay is roughly compara-
ble to manufacturing wages
because of the sophisticated tech-
nology used to distribute mer-
chandise. “Sectors that become
quite efficient tend to be sectors
that pay better,” Husing said. “It’s
not a sector that people are dying
to get into, you have to pay a lit-
tle more to get people to do the
work.”

Yet when Ikea opened its
warehouse in 2002, 13 people
applied for every job, ranch offi-
cials said. The furniture retailer
has since added 350,000 square
feet in another warehouse that it
shares with Oneida, a flatware
and dish manufacturer, and will
temporarily lease 400,000 feet in
the new warehouse, Drew said.

About one-third of the indus-
trial park is expected to be desig-
nated a foreign trade zone. The
designation allows manufactur-
ers and distributors to defer duty
payment and, in some cases,
move the goods directly from the
ports to the warehouses, avoid-
ing long and costly delays.

Hibbard said Tejon rents are
a little cheaper than they are in
the Inland Empire, and the road
from the Port of Los Angeles is
less congested, though the dis-
tance is greater. And there is
another selling point, too. “The
reality is,” Hibbard said, “if
you're trying to put up a one-mil-
lion-square-foot building, there
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THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959 (Chapter 393)

The Petition of Simon F. B. Rodehn of Harrold
Road in the Western District of the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THOSE THREE pieces parcels or tracts of
land containing an area by survey of 7.712 acres,
8.229 acres and 1.704 acres respectively situate
South of Harrold Road in the Western District of
the Island of New Providence one of the Islands
of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

The Petitioner, Simon F. B. Rodehn, claims to be the owner
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or tracts of land hereinbefore described and the Petitioner
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Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of The
Quieting Titles Act, 1959, to have his title to the said land
investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined
and declared in a Certificate of Title to be granted by the
Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

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(b) The Chambers of Michael W. Horton, Arianna House,
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therewith. Failure of any such person or persons to file and
serve a Statement of Claim and the requisite documents on
or before the 30th day after the last day on which this Notice
appears in the newspapers will operate as a bar to such
claim.

MICHAEL W. HORTON
Attorney for the Petitioner
Chambers,
Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane,
Nassau, Bahamas








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THE TRIBUNE

Ernst & Young tax
shelter probe grows

a = LYNNLEY BROWNING
Cc. 2008 New York Times
News Service

FEDERAL prosecutors have
widened their criminal case
involving questionable tax shel-
ters-at the accounting firm
Ernst & Young, adding two
outside defendants.

The superseding indictment,
issudd’ Tuesday by federal pros-
ecutors in Manhattan, signals
that the government is once
agaimramping up its pursuit of
aggressive tax shelters, after set-
backs iin a criminal case against
fornver executives of KPMG,
another accounting firm.

The new indictment charges
David L. Smith, a lawyer and
accountant based in San Fran-
ciscoytand Charles Bolton, an
investment adviser based in
Memphis, Tenn., with conspir-
ing With four previously indict-
ed Ernst & Young employees
to make and sell questionable
tax sKelters beginning around
199%and with lying to the IRS.

Enist & Young, which has.

not been charged in the inves-
tigatién, has been scrutinized
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by prosecutors since 2004 over
its tax shelter work.

The new indictment also adds
fraud charges against the origi-
nal four Ernst & Young defen-
dants, who were indicted last
May. They are Richard Shapiro;
Robert Coplan, who is also a

former IRS official; Martin Nis-

senbaum; and Brian Vaughn.
Lawyers for the two new defen-
dants could not immediately be
reached for comment. A
spokesman for Ernst & Young
declined to comment.

Prosecutors accused Smith,
51, of introducing a bogus tax
shelter called CDS, or contin-
gent deferred swap, to the Ernst
& Young defendants through
his company, Private Capital
Management Group. Ernst &
Young sold the CDS shelter to
wealthy investors who were its
clients.

By 2000, Smith had licensed

‘the CDS shelter and variations

to Bolton and his firms, Bolton
Financial Services and Bolton
Capital Planning.

Prosecutors also accuse all six
defendants of falsely depicting
the transactions as investments



YS

a NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that EUNIDE LOUISSAINT of
MACKEY STREET, P.O. BOX N-9368, NASSAU, BAHAMAS
is applying to the Minister resposible for Nationality and
Cifizenship, 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 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister
responsible ‘for Nationality and Citizenship, PO.Box N- 7147,

Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

ibticey is hereby given that ANITA SMITH SANCHEZ of 35TH
STREET, BUILDING 51, APARTMENT 38TH BEWTEEN 26

AND 34, ARTEMISA, LA HAVANA, CUBA,

is applying to the

2 uister resposible for Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/
alization as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person
wig knows any reason why. registration/ naturalization should not

within twenty-eight days from the 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008



fe should send a written and signed statement of the facts

to tthe Minister responsible for Nationality and Citizenship, P.O.Box

N-|74 47, Nassau, Bahamas.

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PUBLIC SERVICE
COMMISSION

’ VACANCIES FOR FAMILY ISLAND DENTISTS
; MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

a

‘Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons within
The Bahamas and the Caribbean to fill the post of Dentist in

ithe following islands:
¢ Andros
ie Long Island

j* Inagua

|Requirements for the post:

/The applicant must bé a graduate of a recognized dental school
with D.D.S (North American) or B.D.S. (from the United
|Kingdom or the West Indies) and hold registration with The

(Bahamas Dental Council.
W

C successful candidate should:

te Be highly self-motivated
° Be a team player
¢ Be computer literate

involving foreign currency
options when they existed sole-
ly to generate tax savings.
Bolton, 45, was also charged
with using a CDS tax shelter to
generate a $25 million federal
tax offset improperly . Smith
was charged with using a bogus
shelter to evade taxes on $18
million in personal income
through a sham Cayman Islands
entity in 1998.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

The superseding indictment
reiterates charges made by
prosecutors that Ernst & Young
worked with a network of
banks, law firms and investment
boutiques to sell a variety of
bogus tax shelters starting in
the late 1990s.

Deutsche Bank is also under
criminal investigation over its

tax shelter work, although no .

charges have been filed.

2007 / CLE/gen/0307

Common Law and Equity Division

BETWEEN

COMMONWEALTH BANK LIMITED

Plaintiff

JACKSON M. GIBSON

Defendant

NOTICE OF ADJOURNED HEARING

TAKE NOTICE that the Summons filed
herein the 14", day of June A.D., 2007 which
was scheduled to be heard before the Deputy
Registrar Donna Newton in Chambers, 3"
Floor Ansbacher House, East Street North on
Friday the 8", day of F ebruary A.D., 2008 at
11:30 in the forenoon will now be heard on
Friday the 29% day of February A.D., 2008 at
12:00 in the after-noon.

Dated this 13th, day of February, A.D. 2008

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.
Chambers
Sassoon House
Shirley Street and Victoria Avenue
Nassau, Bahamas
Attorneys for the Plaintiff

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS

IN THE SUPREME COURT

Common Law and Equity Division

2007/CLE/qui/00975

NOTICE

THE QUIETING TITLES ACT, 1959 (Chapter 393)

The Petition of Constance Andree Comery and Lillian
Angelina Rolle both of the Island of New Providence
_one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The

Bahamas in respect of:

ALL THAT pieces parcels or lot of land containing
Four Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety-one (4,291)
' square feet situate on the Western side of West Street
approximately Forty-seven (47) feet north of Adderley
Street in the City of Nassau in the Island of New
Providence one of the Islands of The Bahamas

The Petitioner, Constance Andree Comery and Lillian
Angelina Rolle, claim to be the owners of the fee simple
estate in possession of the piece parcel or lot of land
hereinbefore described and the Petitioners have made
application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act,
1959, to have their title to the said land investigated and the
nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a
Certificate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance
with the provision of the said Act.

Copies of the filed Plans may be aspected during





° Be analytical and able to write reports

I Have good communication skills

bet duties of the post are as follows:

° provide dental services within the Department of Oral Health
| through the Community Clinics

j¢ work in the School Dental Programme

le reside in the Family Islands for the purpose of conducting
( dental clinics and promoting oral health.

\The salary of the post is in Scale MD- 1 $36,136 x ($700) -
($38, 936 per annum.

seats officers must apply through their Heads of
pares

Application forms may be obtained from the Ministry of
‘Health and Social Development or the Public Service

ie Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting Street. They
'should be returned, complete with qualifications and
‘documentary proof of relevant experience, to the Secretary,
(Public Service Commission, Poinciana Hill Complex, Meeting
\Street, not later than 29th February, 2008.

[Secretary
‘Public Service Commission

normal office hours at:

(a) The Registry of the Supreme Court, Ansbacher House,
East Street North, Nassau, Bahamas

(b) The Chambers of Michael W. Horton, Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE is hereby given that any person or persons having
Dower or right to Dower or any Adverse Claim not
recognized in the Petition shall within Thirty (30) days after
the appearance of the Notice herein file in the Registry of
the Supreme Court in the City of Nassau aforesaid and serve
on the Petitioners or the undersigned a Statement of Claim
in the prescribed ‘form verified by an Affidavit to be filed
therewith. Failure of any such person or persons to file and
serve a Statement of Claim and the requisite documents on
or before the said Thirty (30) days herein will operate as a
bar to such claim.

MICHAEL W. HORTON
Attorney for the Petitioners
Chambers,
Arianna House,
Dunmore Lane,
Nassau, Bahamas



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008, PAGE 15B

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PUBLIC NOTICE

INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL
The Public is hereby advised that |, QUENTON DWIGHT ROLLE

of the settlement of Rolleville of the Island of Exuma one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, intend to change
my name to QUENTON DWIGHT WRIGHT. 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 (30) days after the date of
publication of this notice.



NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SAINTILNA PHILIPPE PAUGH
of CALABASH BAY, ANDROS, 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 14TH day of FEBRUARY, 2008 to the Minister responsible
for Nationality and ciizeneite) P.O.Box N- 7147, Nassau,
Bahamas.



The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco, is looking to fill the
following positions,in its Development Department. ‘This is an |
eight (8) year project.

Project Manager - Construction

¢ Minimum 10 years experience in construction management

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans

¢ Proficient in creating and monitoring of construction
schedules

¢ Assist with development of forecasting and working
budgets

° Proficient with Microsoft Word. and Excel

¢ Keen understanding of maintaining aggressive schedules

within planned budgets

¢ Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skill

* Will work closely with larger GC on high-end pete

eT Project M Sige Suitivietona

¢ Minimum 5 years of construction site management
experience

¢ Good working knowledge of timber and masonry
construction methods

¢ Working knowledge of construction materials

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding construction plans

* Proficient in fielding and resolving daily on-site queries
from contractors

* Proficient in performing material take-offs

¢ Proficient in creating construction schedules

° Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Needs good communication, logistical and organizational
skills

Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a QS/Construction
Estimator

* Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans

* Proficient in material take-offs and creating Bills of
Quantities

¢ Proficient in developing forecasting and working budgets

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

* Need good communication and organizational skills

Project Scheduler

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a Project Scheduler

¢ Proficient in reading and understanding of construction
plans

* Proficient with Sure-Track scheduler program

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Need good communication and organizational skills

Procurement Officer

¢ Minimum 5 years experience as a Procurement Officer

* Detailed understanding of freight and shipping logistics

* Proficient with ordering and tracking of construction
materials

¢ Good working knowledge of construction materials

¢ Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel

¢ Need good communication and organizational skills

Wareh use Clerk

¢ Good understanding of construction materials
* Good understanding of warehouse procedures
¢ Proficient with Microsoft Excel
- Resume should be sent to Nick Sims,
Development Department,
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay,
P.O. Box AB-20571, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

e-mail to construction@theabacoclub.com

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short month (3) 9 Blackjack? (3)
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Rectciose We 2FF (2) 14 The vehicle of one in credit (3)

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24 When, eventually, Amy does wrong 20 Having al least one dep celebrate the centenary of Carlsbad
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31 Dishonestly steal stories (5) 24 Amagic word to keep Uncle in check . 8 Broam (5) ; ian. aiming to promote their medicinal
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Opening lead — seven of hearts.

The Rule of Eleven is a marvelous
device, but, like any other rule, it
must be applied with discretion.

Let’s say you’re East in today’s
deal and partner leads the seven of
hearts, which you have every reason
to believe is his fourth-best card.
Dummy follows low, and you have
to decide whether to play the jack or
the ace.

Applying the Rule of Eleven, you
know that South has one card higher
than the seven. (You deduct seven,
the card led, from 11. This tells you

there are four hearts higher than the
seven in the North, East and South
hands. Since you see one’ of them in
dummy and two in your hand, South
has exactly one.)

South’s heart higher than the
seven cannot be the queen. If de-
clarer had that card, partner would
have the 10-9-8-7 and would have
led the ten, not the seven. Declarer
therefore has the ten, nine or eight —
and your partner has the queen.

It doesn’t follow, though, that you
should play the jack merely because
you know it will win the trick. This
would be a shortsighted view to take.

Instead, you weigh the advantage
of winning with the jack against the
advantage of winning with the ace
and returning the jack in order to
establish partner’s suit.

On balance, the odds favor play-
ing the ace followed by the jack. In
the actual case, this defense succeeds
when West overtakes the jack and
forces out the king. Eventually,
South, who cannot make nine tricks
without first losing a trick to pr
ner’s ace of diamonds, goes down
one.

Note that if you play the jack at
trick one — paying blind obeisance
to the Rule of Eleven — declarer eas-
ily makes the contract after forcing
out the diamond ace. You win the
battle, but you lose the war.

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THURSDAY,
FEB 21

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18
When a spouse or partner is fee
under the weather this week, ;
Aquarius, you’re called upon to pick ~
up the slack around the house. Don’t

worry; you can handle it.

PISCES — Feb 19/Mar20
Someone wants to help you out,
Pisces, but your pride is causing
you to push this person away. Be
more open minded.

ARIES — Mar 21/Apr 20

A problem with a friend escalates
this week, Aries. Avoidance is the
best remedy for this situation. Give
it a few days for everything to cool
down before you revisit.



Expect a few bumps along the :
this week, Taurus. Things
bound to be easy, where work is c
cemed. A surprise project catches.
off guard. ,
. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21
Make an effort to be more org;
or else responsibilities might get j

ing on you will be disappointed if you.
don’t come through. .

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A new job is working out better than
you had expected, Cancer. Continue

you will be rewarded in the long run.
Be careful; the boss is watching.

LEO -— Jul 23/Aug 23

work than you’re used to since oth+
ers recognize your eagerness to get

VIRGO -— Aug 24/Sept 22
Those close to you have noticed. a
change in your personality and at
tude, Virgo. They’re not happy with’,
the new you. Consider if your néw
persona is making enemies. 5

LIBRA — Sept 23/Oct 23

Agi

many people as of late, Libra. Sooner
or later they’re bound to catch on to
-your antics. Reciprocate with some-
thing nice for a loved one.

SCORPIO — Oct 24/Nov 22
An overachiever, once again you’
taken on too many responsibilitie
Scorpio. Learn how to delegat

overrun and stressed out.

SAGITTARIUS — Nov 23/Dec 21
A business venture that seems too
good to be true is actually legiti-
mate, Sagittarius.. Just do your
research before you plunge ahead
with your plans.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20:
An argument with a family member
gets even more heated when talk 6f

Instead of getting all fired up, cool
down by ignoring inflamatory words.



TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21.

bled in the days to come. Those rely

to put forward your best efforts and

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' Court ruled yesterday that indi-

vidual participants in the most
common type of retirement
plan can sue under a pension
protection law to recover their
losses.

The unanimous decision has
implications for 50 million
workers with $2.7 trillion invest-
ed in 401(k) retirement plans.

James LaRue of Southlake,

Texas, said the value of his »

stock market holdings plunged

$150,000 when administrators |

at his retirement plan failed to
follow his instructions to switch
to safer investments.

The issue in the LaRue case
was whether the Employee
Retirement Income Security
Act permits an individual
account holder to sue plan
administrators for breaching
their fiduciary duties.

The language of the law
refers to recovering money for
the “plan” rather than for an
individual, raising the question
of whether a participant can sue
solely for himself.

Justice John Paul Stevens, in
his opinion for the. court, said
that such lawsuits are allowed.
“Fiduciary misconduct need not
threaten the solvency of the
éntire plan to reduce benefits
below the amount that partici-

pants would otherwise receive

Stevens said.

two decades, choose from a
menu of options on where to

invest their money. That puts:

workers squarely in the middle
of decision-making about their
pensions and inevitably leads
to the kind of disputes LaRue
has with his plan’s administra-
tors.

“Defined contribution plans
dominate the retirement plan
scene today,” unlike when
ERISA was enacted in the mid-
1970s, Stevens said.

Many traditional pension
plans guaranteeing a fixed
monthly benefit have either
been frozen or terminated, and
401(k) plans are the main
source of retirement income,
said the Air Line Pilots Associ-
ation, which represents 60,00
pilots at 41 air carriers.’ 1

The Bush administration
argued in support of workers.
The government said the
appeals court ruling barring
LaRue’s lawsuit would leave
401(k) participants without a
meaningful remedy from any
federal, state or local court

when plan administrators fail ,

to live up to their duties.
Business groups supported
LaRue’s employer. They
argued that ERISA is aimed at
encouraging employers to set
up pension plans, while guard-
ing against administrative abus-
es involving the plan as a whole.
The law doesn’t permit indi-

vidual lawsuits like LaRue’s, ~

the business groups said. °

-Congress enacted ERISA
after some widely publicized
failures by companies and labor
unions to pay promised pen-
sions.

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suits have long relied on the

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